DIE Martis, 17 die Aprilis,
Domini tam Spirituales
quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur
p. Carolus Princeps Welliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Archiepus. Eborum.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
p. Epus. Covent. et Leich.
p. Epus. Carlien.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
|p. Jac. Ley, Miles et Bar. Ds. Capit. Justic. Locum tenens, etc.
p. Vicecomes Maundevil, Magnus Thes. Angliæ.
Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Buck. Magnus Admirallus Angliæ.
Comes Oxon. Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Richmond, Sen. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc. Cam. Hospitii.
p. Comes Arundell.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Dorsett.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Leicestr.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabrig.
p. Comes March.
p. Vicecomes Doncastr.
p. Vicecomes Feilding.
p. Ds. Zouch.
Ds. Willoughby de Er.
Ds. Morley et Mountegle.
p. Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Darce de Men.
p. Ds. Wentwoorth.
Ds. Willoughbye de Par.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. Pagett.
p. Ds. Darce de Chich.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Hunsdon.
p. Ds. St. Jo. de Bletso.
p. Ds. Howard de Wa.
p. Ds. Wotton.
p. Ds. Russell.
Ds. Gray de Grooby.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Danvers.
Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Har.
p. Ds. Carew.
p. Ds. Knyvett.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Digby.
Lords Leave to be absent.
|L. Bp. of Rochester,
L. Bp. of Bristoll,
L. Bp. of Lincoln,
L. Privy Seal,
E. of Rutland,
|Have Leave to be absent.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act against certain
troublesome Persons, commonly called Relators, Informers, and Promoters, and committed unto the
L. Archbp. of Cant.
L. Bp. of Duresme.
L. Bp. of Winchester.
L. Bp. of Covent. et Leich.
L. Bp. of Bath. et Wells.
L. Bp. of Sarum.
|E. of Arundell.
E. of South'ton.
E. of Suffolke.
L. St. John.
|Mr. Justice Doddridge,
Mr. Baron Denham,
Mr. Serjeant Crew,
Mr. Attorney General,
|To attend the Lords.
To meet in the Painted Chamber, To-morrow,
being Wednesday, the Eighteenth of this April,
at Two in the Afternoon.
The Lord Treasurer signified, that, in the Interim of
this Cessation, the Lord Chancellor was an humble
Suitor unto His Majesty, that he might see His Majesty
and speak with Him; and although His Majesty, in
respect of the Lord Chancellor's Person, and of the
Place he holds, might have given his Lordship that
Favour, yet, for that his Lordship is under the Trial of
this House, His Majesty would not on the sudden grant it.
That, on Sunday last, the King calling all the Lords
of this House which were of His Council before Him,
it pleased His Majesty to shew their Lordships what
was desired by the Lord Chancellor, demanding their
Lordships Advice therein.
The Lords did not presume to advise His Majesty;
for that His Majesty did suddenly propound such a
Course as all the World could not advise a better; which
was, that His Majesty would speak with him privately.
That Yesterday, His Majesty admitting the Lord
Chancellor to His Presence, his Lordship desired that he
might have a particular of those Matters wherewith he
is charged before the Lords of this House; for that it
was not possible for him, who past so many Orders and
Decrees in a Year, to remember all Things that fell out
in them; and that, this being granted, his Lordship
would desire Two Requests of His Majesty. 1. That,
where his Answer should be fair and clear to those
Things objected against him, his Lordship might stand
upon his Innocency. 2. Where his Answer should not
be so fair and clear, there his Lordship might be admitted to the Extenuation of the Charge; and, where
the Proofs were full, and undeniable, his Lordship would
ingenuously confess them, and put himself upon the
Mercy of the Lords.
Unto all which His Majesty's Answer was, He referred him to the Lords of this House; and thereof His
Majesty willed his Lordship to make Report to their
It was thereupon Ordered, That the Lord Treasurer
should signify unto His Majesty, That the Lords do
thankfully acknowledge this His Majesty's Favour, and
hold themselves highly bound unto His Majesty for the
Jurati in causa Domini Cancellarii:
Sir Thomas Midleton, Knt.
Agreed, The Lords Committees to prepare the Examinations against the Lord Chancellor.
Sir Edward Villiers.
The Lord Admiral protested unto the Lords, that
whereas the Opinion of the World is, that his Lordship
had sent his Brother Sir Edward Villiers abroad in the
King's Service, of Purpose to avoid his Trial touching
some Grievances complained of by the Commons; his
Lordship was so far from that, that his Lordship did
hasten his coming home; and, if any Thing blame-worthy
can be objected against him, his Lordship is as ready
to censure him, as he was Mompesson.
His Lordship desired the Consideration of him to be
expedited; for, although he be a Member of the Lower House, yet his Lordship advised him not to go there,
till he had cleared himself here; and his Lordship desired, that the said Sir Edward Villiers might come to
his Accusation, for so he should have the greatest Honour, his Lordship not doubting but he would clear
It was answered by divers Lords, and Agreed, That
Sir Edward Villiers might go to the Lower House.
And it was declared by divers Lords, That the said
Sir Edward Villiers is named (obiter) in the Accusation
against Mompesson, and others; but, as yet, he is not
accused of any particular Offence by him committed.
Order for the Appearance of Foules.
Ordered, That Mathias Foules be sent for out of
The Fleet, and brought to the Bar To-morrow Morning,
by Nine of the Clock.
The which Order was drawn up in hæc verba, and
delivered to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House,
signed by the Clerk only: videlicet,
"Whereas it was this Day Ordered, by the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal of the High Court of Parliament, That Mathias Fowles, now Prisoner in The
Fleet, be brought before their Lordships To-morrow
Morning, by Nine of the Clock: It is required by
their Lordships, that you, the Warden of The Fleet,
do deliver the Body of the said Mathias Foules unto
the Serjeant at Arms attendant on the said Court.
And that you the said Serjeant do bring the Body of
the said Mathias Foules, To-morrow Morning, before
their Lordships accordingly."
Directed, "To the Warden of The Fleet, and to the
Serjeant at Arms attendant on the Lords of the Upper
House of Parliament."
Sir Henry Yelverton, &c.
Ordered also, That a special Warrant, signed by
the Lord Chief Justice, be directed to the Lieutenant
of The Tower, to bring Sir Henry Yelverton and Sir
Francis Michaell before their Lordships, To-morrow
Morning, by Nine of the Clock.
Whereupon this Warrant was made by the Clerk,
signed by the Lord Chief Justice, and delivered to the
Serjeant at Arms attendant on this Court: videlicet,
"Whereas it is this Day Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the High Court of Parliament,
That the Lord Chief Justice, now Speaker of the
said Court, do direct a Warrant unto the Lieutenant of
The Tower, to bring Sir Henry Yelverton, Knight, and Sir
Francis Michell, Knight, (now Prisoners in His Majesty's Tower of London) before their Lordships, Tomorrow Morning, by Nine of the Clock: These are
to will and require you, by virtue of the said Order,
That you do bring, or cause to be brought, the Bodies
of the said Sir Henry Yelverton and the said Sir Francis
Michell before their Lordships accordingly."
Signed, "James Ley."
Directed, "To Sir Allen Appesley, Knight, Lieutenant
of The Tower."
Richard Dyke made his Appearance this Day, prout
Recognit. 23 die Martii ultime præterito. Ordered,
That he should not be dismissed; whereupon he became
bound again: videlicet,
"Prædictus Richardus Dike, et Gulielmus Garraway,
Civis et Draper London. et Anthonius Gibson, Civis et
Mercator Scissor London. tenentur Domino Regi, in
The Condition, That the said Richard Dyke do attend,
to appear here in Court, de die in diem, until he shall
be dismissed by the Court.
Norton and Unwcon.
Thomas Norton et Jervis Unwoune did likewise appear
this Day, according to their several Recognizances, 26
of March last; and they were ordered to attend here,
de die in diem, until they shall be discharged by the
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius, Locum tenens Domini Cancellarii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.