DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 3 die Decembris,
tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Covent. et Lich.
Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Carlien.
p. Epus. Meneven.
|p. Epus. Lincoln, Ds. Custos Mag. Sigilli.
p. Ds. Cranfeild, Mag. Thes. Angliæ.
p. Vicecomes Maundevill, Præs. Conc. Domini Regis.
p. Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Marchio Buckingham, Mag. Adm. Angliæ. Marchio Winton.
Comes Oxon. Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
p. Comes Richmond, Sen. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroock, Cam. Hospitii.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Licestriæ.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes March.
p. Ds. Abergavenny.
p. Ds. Zouche.
Ds. Willoughby de Eres.
Ds. Morley et Mount.
p. Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Herbert de Shep.
Ds. Darce de Menell.
p. Ds. Windsore.
p. Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. Paget.
p. Ds. North.
Ds. St. John de Bletso.
p. Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Gray de Grooby.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Gerard.
Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
Ds. Stanhope de Harr.
p. Ds. Carew.
p. Ds. Haughton.
Ds. Stanhope de Shel.
p. Ds. Digby.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Mountague.
Conference concerning Informers reported.
THE Lord Archbishop of Cant. reported the
Conference with the House of Commons, about the
Bill of Informers, to this Effect: videlicet, That the
House of Commons had sent up to this House the
same Bill, which was returned unto them with divers
Amendments; which Amendments they allowed of in
their House, and subscribed their Assent to the same,
and acknowledge the same to be beneficial for the
Commonwealth; but, the Amendments being many,
they could not be comprised in the Parchment, wherein
the Bill was ingrossed; wherefore they have written
the same Bill anew, according to the said Amendments, and subscribed the same according to the usual
Form; and desired that the Lords Assent to the same
may be also subscribed by the Clerk.
His Grace further shewed, That the Bills, being
compared together, do agree: Whereupon the Lord
Keeper delivered the Bill, so new written, to the Clerk,
and commanded him to subscribe the Lords Assent
thereunto, which he presently did.
The Committee returned; and, relating this unto
the Committee of the Commons (who attended the
Answer of the House), they joyfully accepted the same,
and said, "Sit nomen Domini et Dominorum benedictum."
The E. of Oxon, Lord High Chamberlain,
The L. Bp. of London, and
The L. Bp. of Winton,
|Have Leave to be absent.
The Lord Keeper remembered the Lords of the
Bill concerning Monopolies, which was brought in on
Saturday last by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury his
Grace (the first of the Committee on that Bill), as
by the major Part of that Committee thought fit to
have a Third Reading; and, being put to the Question,
was rejected, for that the same Bill (as it is now penned)
was not fit to be presented unto His Majesty, for that
it seems to restrain His Majesty's Preregative from
Grants and Dispensations in the future. And that yet
their Lordships had appointed a Committee to set down
the Heads, for the drawing of a new Bill concerning
Monopolies, which are to meet at Two this Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
His Lordship also declared, That there is a Precedent, in the 29th Year of Elizabeth, of a Bill sent up
unto this House, for the Sale of the Lands of
Thomas Hanforde, and not admitted to be read, for
that the Lords had formerly sent down a Bill of the
same Nature, which was rejected of the Commons without Conference, and a new Bill framed to the same Effect.
Wherefore his Lordship moved the House, To consider whether, in this Case, their Lordships would be
pleased to order a Conference with the Commons, to
shew the Reasons why this House hath rejected the said
Bill of Monopolies; and also to acquaint them that
there is a Committee appointed by this House, to draw
a new Bill for the same.
Which Motion was generally well liked of by the
whole House; and thereupon it was Ordered, That
the former Committee on the said Bill of Monopolies
do presently retire themselves into the Little Committee Chamber, to draw up the Heads of a new
Bill for the same, before such Conference be had.
And that, at the Conference, the Commons be informed of the Reasons why the said former Bill is rejected; and also to advise with them, for the drawing up
of such a new Bill.
The Names of which Committee being read, and
the Earl Marshal, the Lord Steward, and Lord Chamberlain added, and Mr. Serjeant Crewe also appointed
to attend, with the former Attendants, their Lordships
retired themselves accordingly.
Con Conner, for counterfeiting Lord Rochford's Hand.
Upon Complaint to the House, That Con Conner
hath counterfeited the Hand and Seal of the Right
Honourable the Lord Viscount Rocheforde unto a Petition, the said Con Conner being Prisoner in The Compter
for a small Debt, and this Day brought to the Bar,
he denied the Fact, offering to produce one Lyonell
Johnson, from whom he received the said Protection, by
the Seventeenth Day of this December.
Whereupon it is Ordered, That the said Con Conner
be forthwith discharged out of Prison, to search for
and produce the said Lionell Johnson accordingly.
And also, That the said Con Conner shall be bound
to our Sovereign Lord the King, in a Hundred Pounds,
with Two Sureties in Twenty Pounds a-piece, to appear here again on the said 17th of this December, and
not to depart until he be dismissed the Court; the
said Bail to be taken by the Clerk.
Lord Stafford's Privilege.
William Whorewood, Servant to the Right Honourable the Lord Stafford, was this Day brought before
the Lords (according to the Order of the 30th of
November last), by His Majesty's Writ of Habeas corpus
cum causa; the Writ, with the Return thereof, being
read, and the Lord Stafford avouching the said Whorewood to be his Servant, he the said William Whorewood was discharged out of Prison.
Robert Alvered also, of whom the said William Whorewood complained to have caused his Arrest, knowing
him to be a privileged Man, was brought to the Bar,
who confessed his procuring the said William Whorewood to be arrested; but, for that it could not appear
unto the House that the said Robert Alvered did know
the said Whorewood to be privileged at the Time of the
said Arrest, he the said Alvered was also discharged for
any Contempt by him committed therein.
Hospitals and Free Schools.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the continuing of Hospitals and Free Schools; being put to the
Question, it was generally Assented unto.
The Earl of Bridgewater moved the House, That
there be Attendants appointed for the Committee to
take Consideration of Petitions. Whereupon Mr.
Serjeant Crewe, Mr. Serjeant Finch, Mr. Serjeant
Hytcham, and Mr. Attorney General, are appointed to
attend the same; and also such of the Judges as the
said Committee shall be pleased at any Time to call
The Lord Sheffeild presented to the House a Petition
from Sir John Bowcher, Knight, which was read, in
hæc verba: videlicet,
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal, in the High Court of Parliament
Sir John Boucher's Petition.
The humble Petition of Sir John Boucher, Knight.
Humbly sheweth, That the Petitioner bought a
Lease, 45° Eliz. by which he was to have, for Twentyone Years, an Hundred Pounds per Annum; and,
for securing thereof, had a Recognizance of Fourteen
Hundred Pounds; yet, by Extents and other deceitful and indirect Dealings, hath, in all the Times
past, received only Six Hundred Pounds, most of
which he hath been forced to spend in Suits.
And being lately possessed of Lands by Extent,
under the Great Seal of England, liable to the said
Recognizance of Fourteen Hundred Pounds; by
occasion whereof there were cross Suits in Chancery;
between the Petitioner, one John Mompesson, and
others, appointed to be heard the Fifth of November
last, before the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper,
who, hasting the Order, by reason of the Day made
the same very greatly to the Petitioner's Prejudice,
who that Afternoon petitioned his Lordship for a
further Hearing, that the Proofs extant in the Court
might be read, which then was, by the Shortness of
Time and Suddenness of the Order, prevented;
which though his Lordship denied, yet allowed the
Petitioner his Appeal to your Lordships. Since which
Time, the Petitioner, both by himself and some other,
hath, in all Humility, sought to be heard, offering
to lose what is already decreed, if his Lordship, taking
true Notice of the Cause, found not Reason in Justice
and Equity to afford the Petitioner much more; yet
cannot prevail in a Suit so reasonable.
Two Days after which Order so given, the Petitioner was also in the same Court ordered to pay Money to another, upon a Motion, there being then not to
Bill in Court; which is since decreed, though not to
be warranted by the ancient Justice or ordinary Course
of Proceedings in Chancery.
Now, for that it may tend to the utter undoing of
any Man, to be shut by Decrees before the Cause be
fully opened or understood, or to be bound by such
as are not duly granted;
The Petitioner doth therefore, in all Humility,
appeal unto your Lordships; humbly desiring,
that, as well for Justice Sake, and the future
Good of others, as the Petitioner's Relief, your
Lordships will be pleased to hear and judge
And, according to his most bounden Duty,
he shall daily pray, that all your Counsels may ever tend to God's Glory, the
King's Honour, and the Publick Good."
This being read, the Lord Keeper (removing to his
Place as a Peer) declared the Reasons whereupon his
Lordship founded the Decree mentioned in the Petition;
and whereas the Petitioner complaineth of hasty Precipitation, his Lordship denied the same, affirming that the
House was not fairly dealt with therein by the Petitioner;
and his Lordship moved, That their Lordships would be
pleased to consider, whether this Petition shall be admitted or no; and, if it be admitted, then his Lordship is
ready to speak in Approbation of the said Decree.
The House being put into a Committee, to the End
this might be the more freely discussed, and resumed again
after long and serious Debate thereof;
It is Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges, &c. shall consider of this Petition, whether it be
a formal Appeal for Matter of Justice or no?
And their Lordships are to meet thereon the Sixth of
this December (being Thursday), at Two in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber. And all the
Judges are to attend the Lords therein.
River Thames to Oxford.
The Names of the Lords Committees on the Bill for
the Free Passing of the River of Thames to Oxford, was
read; and appointed to meet at Three this Afternoon,
in the Painted Chamber.
Killingworth Castle to the Prince.
The Names of the Lords Committees on the Bill to
enable the Lady Allice Dudley to assure Killingworth to
the Prince, were read; and they are appointed to meet at
Four this Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 4m diem instantis Decembris, hora
nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Bryan Gryffen's Ball.
Bryan Gryffen, of the Parish of St. Androwes, in the County of Midd. Gentleman, recognovit se debere Domino Regi,
William Carpenter, of the Parish of St. Clementes Danes, in dicto Comitatu, Generosus, recognovit se debere Domino Regi,
Robert Taylor, of Layton Buzard, in the County of Bedd. Woolman, recognovit se debere Domino Regi,
The Condition, That the said Bryan Gryffin shall make
his personal Appearance, in the Upper House of this Parliament, before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there,
on the Seventeenth Day of this December, and not to depart without Licence; and also to bring the Body of
Mathew Smyth, whom he affirmed to have counterfeited
the Hand and Seal of the Lord North, to a Protection
for John Gaunt.
Capt. et cognit. coram me, Henrico Elsynge,
Clerico Parliamentorum, per Ordinem Curiæ.
Con Conner's Bail.
Con Conner, of Dublyn, in Ireland, Mercer, recognovit se debere Domino Regi,
John Kemysh, of London, Taylor, recognovit se debere Domino Regi,
Thomas Dayly, of London, Gentleman, recognovit se debere Domino Regi,
Condition, That Con Conner shall appear here in
Court on Monday the Seventeenth of this December, and
not to depart until he be dismissed the Court.
Capt. 3 Decembris, 1621, per Ordinem Curiæ, corans
me, Henrico Elsynge, Clerico Parliamentorum.