DIE Lunæ, 4 die Junii,
Domini tam Spirituales
quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Archiepus. Ebor.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Assaphen.
p. Epus. Covent. et Lich.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
|p. Jac. Ley, Miles et Bar. Ds. Capit. Justic. Locum tenens, etc.
Vicecomes Maundevill, Mag. Thes. Angliæ.
p. Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Marchio Buckingham, Mag. Admir. Angl.
p. Comes Oxon. Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Richmond, Sen. Hospitii.
Comes Pembroc. Cam. Hospitii.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntingon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Dorset.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes March.
p. Comes Holdernesse.
p. Vicecomes Feildinge.
p. Ds. Abergavenny.
p. Ds. Zouch.
Ds. Willoughby de Er.
Ds. Morley et Mount.
Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Scroope.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
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p. Ds. Darce de M.
p. Ds. Windsore.
p. Ds. Wentwoorth.
p. Ds. Cromewell.
Ds. Willoughby de P.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. Paget.
Ds. Darce de Chich.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Chandois.
p. Ds. Hunsdon.
p. Ds. St. John de Blet.
p. Ds. Howard de W.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Gray de Grooby.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Gerard.
p. Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
Ds. Stanhope de H.
p. Ds. Carew.
p. Ds. Knyvett.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Noel.
JURATI in causa Johannis Cranfeild:
Sir James Cunningham versus the Russia Company.
The Earl of Warwicke returned the Petition of Sir
James Cunningham, who complains that the Muscovye
Merchants detain Nine Hundred Twenty and Four
Pounds and Ten Shillings, awarded him in Recompence of his Losses for Provisions made for Fishing
of the Whale in Greeneland (which Voyage was stayed
by His Majesty, at the humble Request of the said
Muscovye Merchants). And the said Earl reported,
That the Committee for that Petition had called before them divers Times the Petitioner, and Alderman
Hamersly, Governor of that Company, and Benjamin
Dewe, their Agent; and do find, that, out of the
said Sir James Cunningham's Demands of Nine Hundred
Twenty and Four Pounds and Ten Shillings, there is
due unto certain poor Men, for that Voyage, divers
Sums of Money, amounting unto One Hundred Twentyfour Pounds and Ten Shillings, the which the said
Committee thought fit to be presently paid unto the said
poor Men, unto whom the same is respectively due;
and the Residue of the said Sir James Conyngham's
Demands to be deferred until the next Meeting of the
House. Which the House thought sit and reasonable;
and Ordered, The said Payment to be made, and the
rest to be respited accordingly.
Sir John Bennet.
The Lord Pagett moved the House, touching Sir
John Bennett's Bail, that Sir Baptist Hickes, Knight,
named for one of his Bail, being out of the Town,
either Sir Edward Allen, Sheriff of London, or Mr.
John Ferrar, a Merchant, or Mr. Edward Barnes of
Cheapside, may be accepted in the Stead of the said Sir
Baptist Hickes; which the House thought reasonable;
and Ordered it accordingly.
Sir John Kennedy's Cabinet.
Upon the Petition of Sir John Kynnedy (being read),
it is Ordered, That the rich Cabinet, in the Custody
of the Clerk, be delivered unto Mr. Isaac Sutton, of
whom the Petitioner bought the same; and that the
said Isaac Sutton shall deliver up unto the said Sir
John Kynneday the Bonds which he hath for the Money
to be paid him for the same Cabinet. This Order
was contradicted by divers Lords. Whereupon it was
put to the Question, and Assented unto by most
Bellamy's Previlege. Enlarged from Prison.
Hodie the Under Sheriff of Nottinghamshire returned
the Writ of Habeas corpus cum causa, and brought
Originall Bellamy, one of the Yeomen of His Majesty's
Guard, before the Lords; and the said Writ and Return thereof being read, it appeared that the said
Originall Bellamy was first committed upon Suspicion
of uttering false Gold, and afterwards detained for
divers Debts in Execution, and upon many Outlawries, yet for them the said Originall Bellamy was
bailed; for the Suspicion of uttering counterfeit
Gold, the Lords thought it contrary to the Privileges of the House, that the King's Servants should
in the Parliament Time be arrested for Debt; and
they Ordered the said Originall Bellamy to be presently enlarged of his Imprisonment; and the said
Sheriff to be free from all Accounts concerning the
Message to the Commons.
Message to the Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Crewe
and Sir William Birde:
Sir Edward Villiers.
That the Lords do find Sir Edward Villiers clear
of those Matters mentioned by them in their Declaration.
And the Bill touching Informers (with the Amendments annexed) was then returned to the Commons.
Report concerning Adjournment and Prorogation.
The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury his Grace reported to the Lords, That Yesterday in the Afternoon
the Lords Committees (according to the Order of
the House), accompanied with the Committee of
the Commons, attended His Majesty; where it pleased
the Prince his Highness to present unto His Majesty the humble Thanks from both the Houses,
for the free Election which His Majesty gave them
of an Adjournment or Prorogation of the Parliament.
And that his Grace made known to His Majesty the Election of the Commons, videlicet, an
Adjournment, with their Reasons for the same; and
also that his Grace presented unto His Majesty the
Three Petitions commended by the Commons.
Petitions from the Commons. to the King.
1. Touching new Manufactures, to be equally distributed to the Out-Parts of the Kingdom.
2. Touching Bullion to be imported, and Coin preserved in the Land.
3. Touching Iron Ordnance not to be transported.
The King will adjourn the Parliament.
That His Majesty graciously accepted the Thanks
from both the Houses. And, notwithstanding that He
called to Mind that the Commons embraced not (as
they ought to have done) His often Advertisements to
expedite good Laws, and that they disputed of His Reasons which he gave for the Adjournment of this Parliament (all Power being in Him alone, to call, adjourn,
prorogue and dissolve Parliaments); yet His Majesty is
pleased (according to the Election which the Commons
have made) to adjourn the Parliament at this Time,
the same to begin again in November next. And will,
in the mean Time (out of His own Authority), redress
the Abuses of Informers, and Writs of Supersedeas and
Certiorari, which were intended to be reformed by the
Two Bills especially commended by His Majesty.
The King's Answers to the Petitions of the Commons.
That His Majesty's Answers to the Three Petitions of
the Commons are: videlicet,
1. To the First, touching the Enlargement or Dispersing of the New Manufactures (which he never heard
of before), He will consider thereof with His Council.
2. Touching Bullion not to be brought into the Land,
and the Coin preserved, His Majesty will also advise
with His Council, and redress it.
3. And touching Ordnance not to be transported,
some Care hath been taken therein already, and more
shall be hereafter.
That then his Grace presented unto His Majesty the
Hearty Prayers unto God from both the Houses, for His
Majesty's long Life and Prosperity; and His Majesty,
as general Bishop of the Land, did then also offer His
Prayers unto God, for both the Houses: and His Majesty gives them Admonition, that, at their Return into
the Country, they give His People good Satisfaction,
both for the Proceedings and Adjournment of the Parliament.
Jo. Johnson's Petition.
Hodie lecta suit, the Petition of John Johnson, at the
Red Lyon, in High Holbourne, Innholder; shewing, That
Gyles Mompesson sued the Petitioner in The King's Bench
(in His Majesty's Name) upon the Statute of 4 Henry
IV, for selling Two Hundred Bushels of Oats at above
an Obolus the Bushel Profit more than the common
Price in the Market; and, in Hilary Term last,
obtained Judgement against the Petitioner for £38
odd Money. The Petitioner desireth, that their
Lordships will be pleased to order that the said Judgement be not entered upon Record; and that no further
Proceeding be thereupon had against him.
Their Lordships were informed by the Lord Chief
Justice, That, at the Hearing of the Cause, Consideration
was had to the excessive Price (videlicet, above Two
Shillings in the Bushel), which the Petitioner took for
Oats; wherefore, and to the Intent that this Petitioner
may be (fn. *) an Example to other Inn-keepers (who are generally complained of for taking the like excessive Prices for
Oats), their Lordships denied the Petitioner His Request.
Rules upon Petitions.
The Earl of Bridgewater, first of the Committees for
Petitions, reported to the House, that they had Consideration of some Petitions, and answered them, but,
the Time not permitting their Lordships to answer them
all, they had agreed what Answer the Clerk shall make
unto them, videlicet,
1. No Suits to be stayed in Courts of Justice, upon
Pretence of Petition exhibited in Parliament, and unanswered.
2. Decrees not to be reversed upon Petitions exhibited in Parliament, without the Hearing of Counsel in both
3. Reviews to be made, where the Judges of the
Courts, upon Consideration of the Petitions, shall find
Cause sufficient; if otherwise, to certify the House what
further Course to be taken with the Petitioners.
The Petitions to be kept by the Clerk of the Parliament; and he to attend the Judges of the Courts, as the
Petition shall be called for, and to resume the Petition from the Judges, to be kept, with the Judges
Resolution thereupon signified, and to present the Petitions again to the House at the next Meeting.
The which Directions being read, the House Ordered
the same to be observed accordingly.
Opinion of the Judges concerning Privilege.
According to the Order of the Second of this June,
the Lords the Judges delivered their Opinions touching
the Privileges of the House, during the Session of Parliament, the Lords Repair hither, and their Return; but,
for that it hath not happened (to their Knowledge) that
heretofore the House hath been adjourned for so long a
Time, as now it is intended to be, they could not satisfy
their Lordships of any Precedents of the Continuance
of their Privileges during all the time of the long Cessation.
Whereupon the Lords delivered their Opinions; and
Ordered it to be entered:
Privileges to be during Adjournment.
That the Lords do know, that the Privileges of themselves, their Servants and Followers, do continue, notwithstanding the Adjournment of the Parliament; and
do Order and Adjudge the same to be observed in all
And, That a Copy of this Order be sent to both the
Compters, and to be published.
The Lord Archbishop of Canter. his Grace reported the
Examinations touching Mr. Terwhitt, for saying, that,
if he had a Pistol, he would pistol that Bishop (meaning
the Bishop of Bangor); which is absolutely denied by
Mr. Terwhitt and divers others very honest Men; and
yet the Party testifying this is also an honest Man, but a
single Witness, and might mistake it; for he says only
that he heard it going by.
The House considering thereof, and of the good
Testimony which the Lord Sheffeild gave of Mr. Terwhitt, as well of his Religion as Conversation of Life,
they Ordered to be entered, That the Lords hold the
said Mr. Terwhitt to be clear of any Misdemeanor, or
other Contempt, complained of to the House.
His Grace also reported, That the Committees have
taken divers Examinations touching John Cranfield, a
Prisoner in The Fleet, which do prove many ignominious
and base Speeches used by him against the Prince and
Princess Palatine, and the Lords of the Parliament;
and His Grace delivered those Examinations:
1. The Examination of Thomas Tyll.
2. Humfrey Wall.
3. Ralph Keeling.
4. Richard Erley.
5. Thomas Organ.
The House Ordered, That the Clerk keep the said
And the House also Ordered, That the Warden of
The Fleet shall keep the said John Cranfield Prisoner in
The Fleet, so that he may be brought to the House at
the Sitting of the Court, and censured for his great Misdemeanour.
"To the most Honourable Lords of the Higher House
"The humble Petition of some late, and divers now
Prisoners in The Fleet.
Petition of the Fleet Prisoners.
"That having, by sundry several Accusations of the
Parties grieved, set forth to the Honourable Assembly
the House of Commons, the many crying Tyrannies,
Cruelties, Oppressions, Exactions, Extortions, and
other Excesses, of the Warden of the said Prison, all
heinous, and some capital; which, and many more,
the Petitioners would, by Oaths and other Testimonies,
have made plain to this Great Council, if the sudden
Adjournment had not prevented the full Examination
thereof; having, by many Witnesses, already been verified to the worthy and painful Committee of the
House of Commons, and being now ready to be transmitted; which Accusers, many of them being Prisoners, have just Cause to fear, left, upon the Rising of
the House, the said Warden should return to his wonted Wrongs and Violences against them, if they should
any longer remain subject and exposed to his cruel
and barbarous Government.
"Therefore, and for that there stands already fully
proved in this High Court the said Warden's disloyal
Concealment of those Words of Mr. Flood, so justly
and deeply censured, which (were there nothing else)
makes him deservedly unworthy the exercising of
any Place of Trust, Command, or Government
of others, under His Majesty:
"Their humble Suit in this High Court is, That
it would be pleased thereupon to proceed to such
Sentence against the said Warden, as the Nature of
the Crime shall require; reserving to the next Accession the Hearing and final Judging of him for
those other his more loud crying Offences. And
the Petitioners shall daily pray &c."
Warden of The Fleet bound to use his Prisoners well.
The Lords, taking Consideration of this Petition,
the said Alexander Harris, the Warden of The Fleet,
was brought to the Bar; and, being on his Knees,
the Lord Chief Justice told him of his Misdemeanours,
and commanded him to use his Prisoners well, and
according to his Duty.
And afterwards, by Order of the House, prædictus
Alexander Harris recognovit, se debere Domino Regi Bis
The Condition is, to appear here at the next Sitting
of the Court; and, in the mean Time, to use his Prisoners as is fit, and according to the Duty of his
And it is further Ordered, That the said Warden
of The Fleet do bring Two good sufficient Sureties, to
be bound for his said Appearance, and Usage of his
Prisoners accordingly; the Sureties to be such as the
Lord Chief Justice shall allow of, and the Bail to be
taken and acknowledged before his Lordship.
Poors Box &c.
It is Ordered, That the Lords Sub-committees, as
private Lords, may distribute the Money in the Poor
Man's Box, and the Money gathered of the House towards the Pains of divers Gentlemen employed in searching of Records, &c.
Absent Lords to pay to it.
And, That the absent Lords shall pay after the same
Rate as they which are present: videlicet, each Earl and
Viscount Forty Shillings; and each Bishop and Baron
Twenty Shillings; and those Lords which have their
Proxies shall pay the same now, and receive it again of
the absent Lords.
The Deputy Clerk of the Crown is to receive this
King's Commission delivered to be read.
The Prince his Highness delivered unto the Clerk
the King's Majesty's Commission for the Adjournment
of the Parliament; the which was read, in hæc verba:
King's Commission to adjourn the Parliament.
"Jacobus, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Fraunciæ, et
Hiberniæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo et
Prædilectissimo Filio Nostro Carolo Principi Walliæ,
ac Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Georgio Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius
Angliæ Primati et Metropolitano, ac etiam Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Henrico Vicecomiti Maundeville, Thesaurario Nostro Angliæ, Edwardo Comiti Wigorn. Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri,
Georgio Marchioni Buck. Magno Admirallo Nostro
Angliæ, neonon Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Henrico Comiti Oxon. Magno Camerario Nostro Angliæ,
ac Præcharissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris
Lodovico Comiti Richmond, Domino Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Willielmo Comiti Pembroc. Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Thomæ Comiti Arundell et Surr. ac etiam
Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Henrico Comiti
Huntingdon, neonon Charissimo Consanguineo et Consiliario Nostro Henrico Comiti South'ton, ac Charissimis
Consanguineis Nostris Richardo Comiti Dorset, Philippo Comiti Mountgomery, Willielmo Comiti North'ton,
Præsidenti Consilii Nostri infra Principalitatem et
Marchias Walliæ, ac etiam Charissimis Consanguinais
et Consiliariis Nostris Jacobo Comiti Cantabr. Jacobs
Vicecomiti Doncastr. neonon Reverendo in Christo
Patri Ricardo Episcopo Dunelm. Reverendoque in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Launceloto Episcopo Winton. ac Prædilecto ac Fideli Nostro Edwardo
Domino Abergavenny, ac etiam Prædilecto et Fideli
Consiliario Nostro Edwardo Domino Zouch, Gardiano
Quinque Portuum Nostrorum, neonon Prædilectis
et Fidelibus Nostris Emanueli Domino Scroope, Præsidenti in Partibus Borealibus, Edmundo Domino Sheffeild, Prædilectisque et Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Edwardo Domino Wootton, et Georgio Domino Carew, Salutem.
"Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus
Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri
Angliæ ac Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens
hoc Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram
Westm. tricesimo die Januarii ultimo præterito, inchoari et teneri ordinavimus; a quo die idem Parliamentum Nostrum tunc et ibidem tentum et continuatum fuerat usque instantem quartum diem Junii:
Sciatis tamen, quod Nos, pro diversis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus,
prædictum Parliamentum Nostrum, et omnes Causas
et Materias inceptas, et non adhuc terminatas, adjornandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et
Circumspectione, vestris plurimum confidentes, de
Avisamento et Assensu Consilii Nostri, assignavimus
vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus sex vel pluribus vestrum, tenore præsentium,
plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante die
Lunæ, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, ac omnia
Negotia et Materias supradictas, adhuc, ut præsertur,
non terminatas, Nomine Nostro, ad et in decimum
quartum diem Novembris jam proxime futurum, usque prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. adjornandum et continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum
et prosequendum. Et ideo vobis mandamus, quod
circa præmissa diligenter intendatis, et ea in Forma
prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis et singulis Archiepiscopis, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, et Burgensibus, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, tenore præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis,
quod, vobis in præmissis faciendis, agendis, et exequendis, pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet. In
cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes. Teste Meipso, apud Westm. quarto
die Junii, Anno Regni Nostri Angliæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Decimo nono, et Scotiæ Quinquagesimo quarto.
Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signatum.
Parliament adjourn'd by Commission.
Commissionarii prædicti, virtute dictæ Commissionis,
adjornaverunt præsens Parliamentum usque in decimum
quartum diem Novembris proxime sequentem.
The Commission sent to the Commons.
The Parliament being thus adjourned by the
Commissioners, they delivered the Commission to the
Lord Chief Baron and Mr. Baron, to be carried,
with this Message, to the Commons: videlicet,
"Whereas His Majesty hath been pleased to direct
His Commission, under the Broad Seal of England,
unto divers Lords, for the Adjournment of this present
Parliament, until the 14th Day of Novr. next; the
said Commission hath been read in this House, and,
by virtue thereof, the Parliament is adjourned accordingly.
All Committees to stand, &c.
"This we are commanded to signify unto you; and
withall to bring the Commission itself, that you may
see it, and read it; as likewise to let you know, That
His Majesty's Pleasure hath been here signified, that
all Committees, Matters, and Business of Parliament
shall rest in the State as they now are, until the next