DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 16 die Novembris:
Earl of Dover's Privilege. Course's Arrest.
This Day Andrew Coston was brought by the Serjeant
at Arms to the Bar, as a Delinquent; at whose Suit
Robert Course, domestic Servant to the Right Honourable
the Earl of Dover, was arrested, contrary to the Privileges of Parliament, and, upon the Motion of the Earl
of Dover, it was Ordered, That the said Andrew
Coston should not be committed to Prison, nor should
have any Charges allowed him by the said Robert Course,
for any Thing concerning this Arrest, in Time of Parliament; and, in case the said Coston should demand
Charges, then he is to be committed to Prison. And it
was further Ordered, That the Bailiff that did arrest
the said Robert Course, contrary to the Privilege of this
House, shall be liable to the Examination and Censure
of this House, upon his Apprehension hereafter.
The House called, and some Lords excused.
This Day the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled
in the High Court of Parliament were called particularly; and the Account given of those Lords that were
The Lord Boteler, excused.
Lord Mohun, will send his Proxy, excused.
Lord Harvie, excused.
Lord Falconbridge, excused.
Lord Craven, extra regnum.
Lord Arundel of Warder, excused.
Lord Tenham (infra ætatem).
Lord Evres Proxy coming.
Lord Cromwell, extra regnum. q.
Lord Windsor, Proxy.
Lord Vaux, extra regnum.
Lord Stourton, Proxy,
Lord Dudley, a Proxy is coming.
Lord Morley and Mounteagle, Proxy.
Lord Barkley, Proxy.
Lord Abergavenny, Proxy is coming.
Lord Bishop of Chichester, attending the Prince, excused.
Lord Bishop of Carlile, excused.
Lord Bishop of Norvich, Proxy coming.
Lord Bishop of Lincolne.
Lord Bishop of Worcester, Proxy coming.
Lord Bishop of Durham, excused.
Lord Viscount Conway, excused, will come.
Lord Viscount Purbeck, Proxy will come.
Earl of Strafford, in salva Custodia.
Earl of Chesterfield, Proxy.
Earl of Carnarvan, sick, but will come, excused.
Earl of Kingston, Proxy.
Earl of Newcastle, attending the Prince, excused.
Earl of Marleborough, extra regnum.
Earl of Danby, Proxy.
Earl of Mulgrave.
Earl of Westmerland, Proxy.
Earl of Middlesex, under the Censure of this Honourable House.
Earl of Leycester, extra regnum.
Earl of Somersett.
Earl of Suffolke, excused.
Earl of South'ton, extra regnum.
Earl of Sussex, Proxy coming.
Earl of Cumberland, Proxy.
Earl of Worcester, Proxy.
Earl of Darby, Proxy is coming.
Earl of Kent, Proxy.
Earl of Shrewsbury, Proxy.
Lord Admiral, excused for Want of Health.
Lord Privy Seal, excused.
The Prince his Highness, excused.
Proxies of Peer, Extra regnum.
It was this Day referred to the Committee for Privileges, whether a Peer of this Kingdom, being extra
regnum, may send his Proxy to Parliament or not.
Bishop of Lincoln to be brought from The Tower to the House.
It was signified to the House, That the Bishop of
Lincolne, being a Prisoner in The Tower, hath received
his Writ of Summons to this present Parliament; but
with a Condition to give Bail to render himself again to
His Majesty, after the End of this Parliament, as a
Prisoner, if in the Interim His Majesty did not extend
His further Grace towards him. Whereupon it was
referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges; and Ordered, That the Bishop of Lincolne
should be sent for, to be here this Afternoon, at Two
of the Clock, about his Writ of Summons to this present
Parliament; and accordingly an Order was sent to the
Lieutenant of The Tower, by the Gentleman Usher attending the House.
Lord Chief Justice and Mr. Justice Forster appointed to attend their Lordships, to advise them in
any Point of Law, when they shall be called
Poors Money at the Fast.
Ordered, That To-morrow, being the Fast Day,
every Archbishop and Earl, and every Viscount, shall
pay to the Poor Twenty Shillings, and every Bishop and
Baron Ten Shillings; and every Lord that sends his
Proxy is to pay by that Lord to whom his Proxy is
granted; and such others of their Lordships as are
absent, without a just Cause, are to pay double. The
Clerk of the Crown is to gather this Money, and to keep
it by itself.
Lords excused from coming to the Fast.
These Lords are appointed by the House to wait on
His Majesty To-morrow, and are therefore to be excused for coming to the Fast hither: videlicet,
L. Archbp. of Cant.
|L. Chamberlain of the Houshold.
E. of Denbigh.
E. of Holland.
The Earl of Bridgwater was added to all the Standing Committees. Likewise the Lord Viscount Say &
Seale was added to all the Standing Committees, and to
the Committee of the Examination of the Northern Proceedings, etc. and so Ordered.
Earl Rutland excused.
The Earl of Rutland was excused from coming Tomorrow to the Fast, in regard of his Infirmity.
Lord Willoughby of Eresby introduced.
This Day the Lord Willoughby of Erseby was introducted, between the Lord Willoughby of Parham and
the Lord Kymbolton; and his Writ of Summons, bearing
Date the 31st of October, 16° Caroli Regis, was read;
having been delivered, upon the Knee, to the Lord
Keeper, who delivered it to the Clerk; which being
done, he was brought to his Place, next below the
Lord Strange, with a salvo jure; but, upon Mistake in
the Form of his Writ, it was referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Privileges, to consider of the
Form of other Writs of Summons to Parliament.
Ordered, That the Lord Clifford, Lord Strange,
and Lord Willoughby de Erseby, be added to the Committee of Privileges.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii,
videlicet, 18m diem instantis Novembris, nona hora, Dominis sic decernentibus.