DIE Jovis, 29 die Januarii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt :
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Archiepus. Eborum.
p. Epus. London.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Co. et Lich.
p. Epus. Cestriæ.
p. Epus. Lincoln.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Bristol.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Bath. et Well.
p. Epus. Oxon.
|p. Ds. Coventrie, Ds. Cust. Magni Sigilli.
p. Ds. Weston, Dominus Thesaurar. Angliæ.
p. Vicecomes Conway, Præs. Concilii Domini Regis.
Comes Manchester, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Comes Lindsey, Mag Camerarius Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr Comes Mares. Angliæ.
p. Comes Pembroc, Senescall. Hospitii.
p. Comes Mountgomery, Camerar. Hospitii.
p. Comes Kantii.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Hertford.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Nottingham.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Exon.
p. Comes Licestriæ.
p. Comes Warwiciæ.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes Denbigh.
p. Comes Bristol.
p. Comes Angles.
p. Comes Holland.
p. Comes Bolingbrooke.
p. Comes Westmerland.
p. Comes Cleveland.
p. Comes Mulgrave.
p. Comes Danby.
p. Comes Monmouth.
p. Comes Norwicen.
p. Comes Dover.
p. Comes Petriburgen.
p. Comes Thannett.
p. Comes St. Albans.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
p. Vicecomes Wimbleton.
p. Vicecomes Bayninge.
p. Vicecomes Campden.
p. Vicecomes Dorchester.
p. Vicecomes Wentworth.
p. Ds. Clifford.
p. Ds. Percy.
p. Ds. Strange.
p. Ds. Dacres.
p. Ds. Dudley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Darcie et Men.
p. Ds. Vaux.
Ds. St John de Bas.
p. Ds. Cromwell.
p. Ds. Compton.
p. Ds. Noel.
p. Ds. Mountague.
p. Ds. Deyncourt.
p. Ds. Conway.
p. Ds. Tregoze.
p. Ds. Fawconbridge.
p. Ds. Lovelace.
p. Ds. Pawlett.
p. Ds. Harvy.
p. Ds. Howard.
p. Ds. Mohun.
p. Ds. Dunsmore.
These Lords were excused: videlicet,
Absent Lords excused.
The Lords Bishops of Gloucester, Exceter, and Rochester.
Report of His Majesty s Answer to the Petition.
The Lord Archbishop of Yorke reported, That the
Committee of both Houses did Yesterday deliver the
Petition for the Fast unto His Majesty; and what Answer His Majesty presently gave unto the said Committee.
The Petition for the Fast :
"Most Gracious Sovereign,
Petition for the Fast.
"It is the hearty and very earnest Desire of us Your
most dutiful Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament re-assembled, That this our Meeting may be abundantly
blessed with all happy Success, in the great Affairs
of Church and State upon which we are to consult,
and that, by a clear understanding both of Your Majesty's Goodness unto us, and of our faithful and
loyal Hearts to Your Person and Service (all Jealousies and Distractions, which are apparent Signs of
God's Displeasure and of ensuing Mischiess, being
removed), there may, in this Session, and for ever,
be a perfect and a most happy Union and Agreement
between Your Majesty and all the Estates of this
Your Realm, but humbly acknowledging, that neither this nor any other Blessing can be expected,
without the special Favour of Almighty God: And
having, upon the Observation of the continued and
increasing Miseries of the Reformed Churches abroad
(whose Cases with bleeding Hearts we do compas
sionate), as likewise of those Pumshments already in
flicted, and which are likely, and in great Measure, to
fall upon ourselves, just Cause to conceive, that the
Divine Majesty is, for our Sins, exceedingly oftended
with us :
"We do, in these and other pious Respects (most
dear Sovereign), humbly beseech Your most Excellent Majesty, that, by Your Royal Commandment,
not only ourselves, but all the People of this Your
Kingdom, may be speedily enjoined, upon some certain Day or Days, by Your Majesty to be prefixed,
by Public Fasting and Prayer, to seek Reconcil ation,
at the Merciful Hands of Almighty God; so
that the Prayers and Tears of Your whole Kingdom, joined with Your most Princely Care, and the
faithful and hearty Endeavours of this great Council
now assembled, may procure Glory to Almighty
God, in Preservation of His True Religion, much
Honour to Your Majesty, Prosperity to Your
People, and Comfort to all Your Majesty's Friends
His Majesty's Answer, when He received this Petition,
at Whitehall, 28 Jan 1628.
The Kings Answer to it.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"The chief Motive of your Fasting, being the deplorable State of the Reformed Churches abroad,
is too true; and our Duties are [so much as in us
lieth] to give them all possible Help; but certainly
Fighting will do them more Good than Fasting
Though I do not wholly disallow the latter, yet I
must tell you, that the Custom of the Fasts every
Session is but lately begun. And I confess I am not
so well satisfied with the Necessity of it at this Time,
as you are. And though I may say much of the
little Necessity of it at this Time, yet, to shew you
how smoothly I desire all Businesses to go on, eschewing (as much as I can) all Questions or Jealousies, I
do willingly grant your Request herein; but with
this Note, that I expect that this shall not hereafter
be brought into Precedent for frequent Fasts, except
upon great Occasions. As for the Form and Time, I
will advise with My Lords the Bishops, and then send
you a particular Answer to both Houses".
The Lord Archbishop of Yorke reported the Bill for
Trade fit to pass, without any Amendment. To be ingrossed.
Lady Strange qualifies for Naturalization.
Memorandum, That the Lady Strange did take the
Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance; and the Lord
Strange delivered a Certificate, that the said Lady received the Communion, etc.
Lady Stranges Naturalization.
vice lecta est Billa, for Naturalizing of he
Committed unto the
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Bp. of Co. and Lich.
L. Bp. of Lincoln.
Mr. Serjeant Damport, to attend the Lords,
To meet presently.
Their Lordships returned, and reported the said Bill
fit to pass, without any Amendment Ordered to be
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the enlarging
and setting at Liberty of Privileged Persons, being taken
in Execution or otherwise, etc.
Put to the Question, and generally Assented
Preserving His Majesty's Revenue.
The Lord Archbishop of Yorke reported the Bill for
better Preserving of His Majesty's Revenue, fit to
pass, with some Amendments; the which Amend
ments were read 1a
vice; and the Fquity of the
Bill debated; and then it was put to the Question,
Whether the said Bill, with the Amendments agreed
on, should be engrossed or not. Agreed per plures to
Lord Deyncourt Privilege in a Cause Lady Leeke versus Ld Deyncourt.
Francis Lord Deyncourt delivered his Petition to be
read; wherein his Lordship complained, That he was
served with a Writ of Execution, upon a Decree in
Chancery, in time of Parliament, by William Swinscoe,
Servant to the Lady Leeke, and since pursued by Process of Contempt, and now lately arrested by a Serjeant at Arms; and prayed to be discharged of the said
Arrest; and that the said Swinscoe and the Lady Leeke
may be sent for, to answer their Breach of Privilege
of Parliament. It appeared, by a Copy of the Affidavit of the said William Swinscoe, annexed to the said
Petition, taken the Seventh of May, 1628, that the
said Swinscoe shewed the said Writ unto the Lord Deyncourt upon the last Day of March 1628 (which was in
Time of Parliament); it appeared also, that, on the
Second Day of December following, the Lord Keeper
ordered a Serjeant at Arms to apprehend the said
Lord Deyncourt, and to bring him to answer his Contempt; and that the Serjeant arrested him on the
Tenth Day of the same Month of December. These
being read, the Lord Keeper made a short Recital of
the Cause and Proceedings of the Chancery herein;
videlicet, That there was a Bill exhibited in Chancery
by Sir Francis Leeke, being Ninety and four Years old,
shewing, that he had made a Lease of all his Lands,
worth Four Thousand Pounds, unto his Son the Lord
Deyncourt, at Fourteen Hundred Pounds Rent per Annum,
whereof there was One-and-twenty Hundred Pounds
Arrear; unto which Bill the Lord Deyncourt, by Privilege of Parliament refused to answer; and it was
Ordered by this House (upon the Petition of the said
Sir Francis, 15th May 1626), The said Suit to proceed
in the Chancery presently, notwithstanding the Privilege of Parliament; that the Decree in Chancery was
made afterwards (at the Suit of the Widow of the said
Sir Francis, and of William his Son), before the Time
of Privilege of Parliament; and, at all the Motions
made in Court by the Defendant, no Privilege was
claimed The Order for Execution of this Decree was
only shewed him in Time of Privilege of Parliament
The Order for the Arresting of him by the Serjeant,
and the Arrest, were also before the Time of Privilege of
Then Lordships, considering hereof, were satisfied
with the Proceedings of the Chancery touching the Decree, and the shewing of the Writ of Execution thereof;
but they were doubtful whether the Person of a Peer of
the Land be subject to an Arrest.
Referved to the Committee of Privileges etc.
Ordered, The Committee for Privileges to consider
whether a Serjeant at Arms may arrest the Person of a
Peer (out of Privilege of Parliament), upon Contempt of
a Decree of the Chancery.
Earl of Leicester Privilege.
Upon Complaint made to the House on the Behalf
of the Earl of Leicester, That, there being a Commission granted to examine Witnesses between the said Earl,
and the Heirs of Sir Robert Dudley, Knight, their Commissioners deferred the Execution thereof until the
of this January, which being within Time of Privilege
of Parliament, the said Earl sent Word, that he could
not then send his Commissioners, it being so near the
Parliament; and they proceeded notwithstanding, and
slighted the Privilege of Parliament.
Ordered, These underwritten to be sent for by the
Serjeant, to answer their Contempt; videlicet, William
Westley, Gentleman, Alexander Lapworth, Gentleman,
and William Wise, Counsellor.
Maintenance of Hospitals.
The Committee for Hospitals are to meet on Saturday
next, at Two in the Afternoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati
proximum, videlicet, 31m diem instantis Januarii, hora
nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.