DIE Jovis, 2 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. David's.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Great Chamberlain.
|Ds. Grey de R.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell certain Lands of Richard Cooke deceased,
for paying of Debts, and raising Portions for Daughters."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
pass for a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meridith:
To deliver the Bill for enabling Trustees to sell certain
Lands of Richard Cooke's deceased, for paying his Debts,
&c.; and to desire the Concurrence of the House of
Report concerning suborning Witnesses against L. Steward, E. of Stamford, E. of Macclesfield, and L. Delamer.
The Lord Viscount Newport reported, "That the
Committee appointed to examine Persons, to prove
the endeavouring to suborn Witnesses against the Lord
ford, E. of Macclesfield, and L. Delamer.
Steward, the Earl of Stamford, the Earl of Maccle'feld,
and the Lord Delamer, have directed him to give the
House this Account of their Proceedings.
"When this Committee first met, there appeared
before them one Robert Crag, who deposed against several Persons mentioned in that Report. But the
Lords being informed, by a Lord of the House, "that
the said Crag had delivered an Information in Writing,
to the Cabinet Council of King James, relating to the
Invasion of the Duke of Monmouth, which Information
was supposed to be in the Hands of Mr. Bridgeman,
then a Clerk of the Council;" the Lords ordered
that Committee to sit again, and ordered Mr. Bridgeman to bring it before them; which he did accordingly.
"And Mr. Bridgeman, having been sworn before at
the Bar of the House, was asked, "How he came
by that Information?" Who said, "That several of
the Persons taken after the Defeat of the Duke of
Monmouth, having given Information that one Crag.
could discover much of that Design, he was directed
to inquire after one Stokes, Brother in Law, if he mistook not, to the said Crag, to tell him, "That if Crag
would come over into England, and confess the Truth
of what he knew of the said Design, he should have
his Pardon:" Accordingly, after some Time, Crag did
come over, and writ a long Narrative, which he gave
or sent to the Earl of Sunderland, or to himself:
That the Paper or Narrative was read before the
King and the Lords of that Council; and that Crag,
being called in, some Part of it was read before him,
if not the Whole; upon which (the Lords believing
Crag had not delivered the full of his Knowledge
therein), he was asked, "Whether he had not been
in such and such Places, or with such and such Persons, at such and such Times, which he had omitted
in his Information?" And he answered Negatively.
Two Persons, to the best of his Remembrance, were
called in, and confronted against him, who deposing
as to those Things in the Affirmative, the Lord Jefferies said, "He was a Rogue, and ought to be committed;" as he was, to Newgate."
"Mr. Bridgeman being asked, "Who those Two
Persons were, that were confronted to Crag;" said,
"He did believe Jones was One, but could not positively remember."
"Being asked, "If the Lord Grey were not One of
them;" said, "he was not sure of the contrary."
"Crag having said in his Examination before (as the
Lords Committees conceived), "that Mr. Bridgeman
Burton, and Grayham, had been several Times in
Newgate with him, to press him to give Testimony
against my Lord Delamere and other Lords; "Mr. Bridgeman was asked, "how often he had been there with
Crag;" who said, "he was with him there but Once."
"Crag being then called in, was told, "That he had
said before, That Mr. Bridgeman, Burton, and Grayham,
had been with him Three Times in Newgate, to press
him to give Evidence against those Lords, &c. but
that Mr. Bridgeman avowed he was with him there but
Once." He answered, "he did believe Mr. Bridgeman was with him but Once."
"Being asked, "Who came to him with Graham
the Third Time there, upon that Account (Two or
Three Days before my Lord Delam'r's Trial);" he
said, "Graham came then to him, with One other
Person only whom he did not know, being neither
Burton nor Bridgeman; and that he never saw my Lord
Delamer's Face till since King William came into England."
"Being asked, "Who those Persons were that were
confronted to him before King James;" he said, "My
Lord Grey and one Wade; and he believed Goodenough
"Being asked, "Whether those Persons did affirm
any Thing against him which he had denied?" he answered, "Yes."
"Being asked, "What it was which those Persons
did affirm against him, that he knew and had denied;"
he desired "to be excused for answering to that, as
what might tend to the accusing of himself."
"Whereupon his own Information in Writing was
shewed him; and was told, "there was enough in that
to condemn him, if he were in any Danger now;" upon
which he voluntarily said (without being asked) "he
owned that to be his own Hand-writing."
Crag's Paper was delivered in by the Reporter.
Cragg's Information concerning this Business.
Upon Report from the Lords Committees appointed
to examine Persons to prove the endeavouring to suborn
Witnesses, against the Lord Steward, the Earl of Stamford, Earl of Macclesfeld, and the Lord Delamer:
It is ORDERED, That the Information of Robert
Crag shall be read on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock,
in the Forenoon.
Cleach to give Security for Sir R. Brook, who has an Appeal depending.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Robert Brooke Baronet, and Dame Martha his Wife; shewing, "That he
lyes under some Indisposition as to his Health; and
praying that Andrew Clench, Doctor in Physic, may
enter into Recognizance for them, upon an Appeal
depending in this House:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Andrew
Clench may enter into Recognizance for them, as is desired.
Gore versus Rolt.
Upon Report from the Lords Committees for Petitions; who were of Opinion, "That the Petition of Sir
John Gore Knight, complaining of an Award made by
Mr. Cristy, and the Confirmation of that Award by
the Court of Chancery, the 16th of December last,
on the Behalf of Sir Thomas Rolt; and praying that
the said Sir Thomas Rolt may answer thereunto:"
It is ORDERED, That the said Sir Thomas Rolt may
have a Copy of the said Appeal; and be, and is hereby, required to put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on Thursday the Ninth of this Instant January, at
Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said
Sir John Gore is to cause timely Notice to be given to
the said Sir Thomas Rolt, to the End he answer accordingly.
Vincent versus Parker.
Upon Report from the Lords Committees for Petitions (the Petition and Appeal of Dame Mary Vincent
Widow, and Vincent Vincent Esquire, an Infant, Executor
of Sir Mathias Vincent Knight, by the said Dame Mary
his Mother and Guardian, complaining of Two Decrees
made by the Court of Chancery, on the Behalf of
Martha Parker; the 26th of April last, the other in
Michaelmas Terme last; and praying to be relieved against
the said Decrees, and that the said Martha Parker may
answer thereunto; and that all Proceedings in the Courts
below may be stayed in the mean Time), "The Lords are
of Opinion, that the said Appeal is fit to be received:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Martha Parker may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal;
and be, and is hereby, required to put in her Answer
thereunto in Writing, on Thursday the 23th Instant, at
Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that, in the
mean Time, all Proceedings in the Courts below be
stayed; whereof the said Lady Vincent and Vincent Vincent Esquire are to cause timely Notice to be given to
the said Martha Parker, to the End she answer accordingly,
Report concerning Trial of Peers.
ORDERED, That the Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges shall be made on Thursday next, at
Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Report from the Committee for Inspections.
The House took into Consideration the Report formerly made from the Committee for Inspections.
And the Examination of Secondary Normansell, and
the Examination of Trotman, and the Examination of
Sir Peter Rich, and the Examination of Mr. Thomas
Tanner, and the Examination of Sir Dudley North, were
read, concerning the Trial of the Lord Russell.
Committee to consider of communicating the Informations to H. C.
It was moved, "That these Examinations might be
communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference."
After some Debate;
The House named these Lords, to be a Committee, to
inspect the Journals, concerning Informations being
taken by this House, and sent from this House to
the House of Commons; and to report what they
find therein to this House, on Saturday next, at
Ten of the Clock.
L. Privy Seal.
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Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet
To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Town of Malmsbury versus Reg. et Regin.
The Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench brought
in a Writ of Error:
Alderman. et Burgen. de Malmesbury ver. Dominum
& Dominam Regem et Reginam.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de
Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) 3um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.