DIE Sabbati, 28 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes St. Albans.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Berkley Strat.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas
sat Speaker this Day.
The Lord Ashley reported, "That the Committee
hath considered of the Bill to enable Francis Leigh
Esquire to sell Land, for Payment of Debts, and
to make Provision for his Children; and their
Lordships have heard all Parties therein concerned,
and are satisfied that the passing of this Bill is very
much for the Good of the Children; and, having
made certain Alterations therein, and added a Proviso, offer the same to the Consideration of this
The said Alterations and Proviso were read Twice,
and Agreed to.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable
Francis Leigh Esquire to sell Land, for Payment of
Debts, and to make Provision for his Children."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill,
with the Alterations and Proviso now read,
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Waterman, Sheriff of Lond. for refusing to release Williams, L. Delawar's Servant.
This Day George Waterman Esquire, One of the
High Sheriffs of the City of London, appeared according to Summons; and being charged by the Speaker
for a Breach of Privilege against this House, and in
particular against the Lord Delawar, in refusing to
discharge his Servant Thomas Williams out of The
Poultrey Compter, being arrested contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, though his Lordship did write
him a Letter, owning him to be his Lordship's Servant, and demanding his Releasement; to which no
other Answer was returned, but, "That he would not
discharge the said Williams unless he had a Certificate from the Clerk of the Parliament, or the Lord
Chancellor, that the said Williams was his Lordship's Servant:"
To which the Sheriff made a Narrative of the Matter of Fact; alledging, "That he did not know the
said Letter to be the Hand-writing of the Lord Delawar; and declared his great Respects that he
ever had, and ever shall have, to the Privileges of
Upon this, the House directed the Sheriff to withdraw; and, having considered of what he had said,
commanded him to be brought in again.
And then the Speaker told him, "That the Lords
are of Opinion, That his Intentions towards the
Privileges of this House are good; but he was
mistaken in the Manner of the Way in this Business; for he ought to have released the Lord Delawar's Servant presently, and ought to have sent
to the Lord Delawar, to be satisfied concerning his
Lordship's Hand-writing, and to no other Person;
and that their Lordships hoped he would be more
careful in Business of this Nature for the future."
And so discharged the Sheriff.
E. of Thanet's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming a Deed of Settlement betwixt the Earl of
Thannett and his Younger Brethren."
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Confirmation of a Contract made by the King's Majesty
with the Corporation of Pin-makers of the City of
London, comprehending all the Pin-makers in England and Wales."
Message to H. C. with Leigh's Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir William Childe and Mr. Cole:
That whereas a Bill was formerly brought up from
them, to enable Francis Leigh Esquire to sell Land, for
Payment of Debts, and to make Provision for his
Children; this House, upon Consideration thereof,
have made certain Alterations therein, and have added a Proviso, to which their Concurrence is desired.
Bp. of Winton and Rector of Bishops Waltham Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the
Bishop of Winton to convey One Hundred Acres
of Land, lying in the Great Disparked Park of
Bishops Waltham, in the Parish of Bishops Waltham,
in the County of South'ton, upon the Rector of the
said Parish Church of Bishops Waltham and his Successors, in Lieu of all Tithes and Payments for
Tithes due to the said Rector and his Successors, for
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Viscount Cornbury and others;
who brought up a Bill for making the River of Avon
navigable, from Christ Church, to the City of New
Sarum; to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
E. of St. Albans, Privilege. Rednall, his Chaplain, arrested.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That Robert
Rednall, of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk, hath,
during the Sitting of this Parliament, caused one
Robert Rednall Clerk, domestic Chaplain to the Earl
of St. Albans, to be arrested, contrary to the Privilege
of Parliament, he being owned by the Earl of St.
Albans to be his Lordship's domestic Chaplain; and
that John Margretts, Bailiff of the Liberty of St.
Eldreds, in the said County, together with Henry
Chandler and George Walton his Assistants, (notwithstanding they knew the said Robert Rednall to be
Chaplain as aforesaid) did arrest and detain him in
Custody, until they forced him to give them a Release of the said Arrest:"
Rednall, Margretts, & al. to be attached.
It is therefore ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That they, the
said Robert Rednall of Ipswich, John Margretts, Henry
Chandler, and George Walton be, and are hereby, required, forthwith upon Sight of this Order, to appear
at the Bar of this House, to answer their said Offences; and that the said Robert Rednall, Chaplain to
the Earl of St. Albans, do likewise appear at the Bar
of this House at the same Time.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque
in diem Martis, 31um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.