DIE Mercurii, 19 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Ds. Arundell de Ward.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkeley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
Ds. Butler de M. Park.
Ds. Grey de Roleston.
Sir Francis Compton's Bill.
The Earl of Berks reported, "That the Committee
have considered the Bill for enabling Sir Francis
Compton to sell Land, and have heard all Persons
therein concerned; upon which, the Committee are
of Opinion, That the said Bill is fit to pass as it is."
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable
Sir Francis Compton to make Sale of the Manor of
Hammerton, in the County of Huntington."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The same Lords that reported the last Conference
with the House of Commons are appointed to report
this Conference the Lords are going to.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference concerning Sherley and Fagg.
The Lord Keeper reported the Effect of the Conference; which was managed by Mr. Powle, who said,
"That the House of Commons had desired this Conference upon the Subject-matter of the Message
which the Lords sent to them the 14th of May, concerning the Warrant for apprehending of Dr. Thomas Shirley; to which that House had returned
Answer, That they would consider of it; and they
found great Cause so to do, it being a strange and
unusual Message, and that for these Reasons following:
"1. For that this Message is by Way of Interrogatory upon the Proceedings of the House
of Commons, in a Case concerning the Privilege of a Member of that House, of which
they are proper Judges.
"2. For that the Matter of the Message carries
in it an undue Reflection upon the Speaker of
the House of Commons.
"3. For that the Matter of the Message doth
also highly reflect upon the whole House of
Commons, in their Lordships questioning that
House concerning their own Orders; which
they have the more Reason to apprehend,
because, the Day before the Message was
brought to them, the Warrant was owned,
by the Complaint of the House of Commons
to their Lordships, that the same was taken
and detained from a Servant of theirs by a
Peer; which imports that the Question in that
Message could not be for Information only,
and so tends to interrupt that mutual good
Correspondency which ought to be preserved
inviolably between the Two Houses of Parliament.
"Then Sir Thomas Lee added, That the House of
Commons had hereupon resolved, That it was an
Committee to consider what is fit to be done in the Case of Sherley and Fagg.
Upon this, the House made this Order following;
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to
the Committee for Privileges, to consider and prepare what is fit to be done upon the Matters offered
this Day by the House of Commons, at a Conference
had touching the Message of the Lords concerning
the Warrant for apprehending Dr. Thomas Shirley,
and report unto the House; and that the Committee
meet this Afternoon."
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Trevor Williams and others; who brought up
1. "An Act concerning Prince Rupert," sent down
to the House of Commons; wherein they have made
some Alterations, to which they desire the Lords Concurrence.
2. "An Act to revive and perpetuate a former Act,
intituled, An Act for avoiding unnecessary Suits and
Delays;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
3. "An Act for enabling Trustees to sell Lands, in
the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, for the
Payment of the Debts of William Lewis Esquire deceased, and the Debts and Legacies of Edward
Lewis Esquire deceased, his Son;" to which their
Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Crispe versus Lady Cranborne, Delmahoy, & al. Counsel assigned him.
Whereas Sir Nicholas Crispe Baronet, having an Appeal depending in this House against the Lady Cranborne, Lady Bowyer, and Thomas Dalmahoy Esquire, a
Member of the House of Commons, hath prayed that
Counsel may be assigned him, to plead his Cause upon
the said Appeal, and hath named Counsel for that
It is ORDERED, That Sir John Churchill, Serjeant
Peck, Serjeant Pemmerton, and Mr. Porter (named by
the said Sir Nicholas Crispe), be, and are hereby, appointed to open and manage the said Cause on the
Part and Behalf of the said Sir Nicholas Crispe, on
Thursday the 27th Day of this Instant May, at Ten of
the Clock in the Forenoon, and at such other Times as
it shall be depending in this House.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Nicholas Crispe Baronet, John Crispe, and Thomas Crispe, Esquires; shewing, "That, having an Appeal depending in this House,
against Thomas Dalmahoy Esquire, a Member of the
House of Commons, and others, they are in Danger
of being arrested, by an Order of the House of
Commons, for that Appeal; and therefore pray the
Protection of this House, that they may have Liberty
to prosecute their said Appeal with Freedom:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, That the said Sir Nicholas
Crispe, John Crispe, and Thomas Crispe, and every of
them, as also their Counsel, Agents, and such other
Person or Persons as they shall employ in prosecuting
the said Appeal before this House, be, and are hereby,
privileged and protected accordingly by this House,
until the Matter upon the Appeal be determined by
their Lordships; and all Persons whatsoever are hereby
prohibited from arresting, imprisoning, or otherwise
molesting, the said Sir Nicholas Crispe, John Crispe, and
Thomas Crispe, or any of them, their or any of their
Counsel, Agents, or Solicitors, upon any Pretence
whatsoever, during the Time aforesaid, a sthey and every
of them will answer the contrary to this House.
Burrall, Lord Widdrington's Servant, arrested.
Upon reading the Complaint of the Lord Widdrington,
a Peer of this Realm, and Oath made at the Bar,
"That Mr. Robinson, of Beverly, in the County of
Yorke, Attorney at Law, caused Mr. George Burall,
menial Servant to the said Lord Widdrington, to be
arrested, and taken in Execution, at the Suit of
John Heron, of Beverly aforesaid, Esquire, about the
7th Day of November last, in the Time of Privilege
of Parliament, and refused to deliver him to his
Lordship, being demanded; but replied, that the said
John Heron would save him harmless; and detained
the said George Burall till the Lord Widdrington paid
the Principal, Interest, and Levy-money into the
Sheriff's Hand, as in the said Complaint is set forth:"
Robinson and Heron to be attached.
All which being contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, it is thereupon ORDERED, That the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John Heron and Mr.
Robinson, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of
this House, to answer for their said Offence; and this
shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Squib and The King, in Error.
Whereas Counsel hath been this Day heard, at the
Bar, to argue the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error
depending in this House, wherein Edmond Squib is
Plaintiff against the King's Majesty:
It being prayed, "That Counsel may be further
heard on His Majesty's Behalf;" it is ORDERED,
That this House will hear Counsel on both Parts, further
to argue the said Errors, on Thursday the 27th of this
Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
D. Bucks, Privilege: Dr. Jones, his Servant, arrested.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, "That,
on the 21th Day of October last, John Watson Bailiff
arrested Dr. William Jones, menial Servant to his
Grace the Duke of Bucks, at the Suit of Thomas
Laycocke, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
Watson and Laycock sent for.
It is thereupon ORDERED, That the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John Watson and
Thomas Laycocke, and bring them in safe Custody to the
Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offences;
and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Smith, Norman, and Ellis, to be attached.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, "That,
on the Sixth Day of April last, John Smith and John
Norman, Bailiffs belonging to the Court of Marshalsea, did arrest Dr. William Jones, menial Servant to his Grace the Duke of Bucks, at the Suit
of John Ellis Scrivener, contrary to the Privilege of
It is thereupon ORDERED, That the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John Smith, John
Norman, and John Ellis, and bring them and every of
them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offences; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Bedines to be attached.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, "That
Charles Alexander Bedines, on the 10th Day of
April last past, broke open the Laboratory which Dr.
William Jones, menial Servant to his Grace the Duke
of Bucks, built in Kingstreat, Westm. for the Use
of the said Duke, and secured the same by a Padlock on the Door thereof, contrary to the Privilege
It is ORDERED, That the Serjeant at Arms attending
this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the
Body of the said Charles Alexander Bedines, and bring
him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for his said Offence; and this shall be a sufficient
Warrant on that Behalf.
Throsher to be brought up to the Bar.
ORDERED, That Samuell Throsher shall be brought to
the Bar To-morrow Morning.
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