DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 23 die Decembris.
Lord Chief Baron enters into a Recognizance.
The Lord Chief Baron submitted himself to their
Lordships Pleasure, and consented to enter into a Recognizance of the same Condition as the Judges Yesterday did; and so, in open Court, before the Lord
Chief Justice Littleton, who sat as Speaker, he acknowledged a Recognizance of Ten Thousand Pounds,
Vacated per Ordinem 2 die Januarii, 1640 J. B.
||Humphridus Davenport, Miles, Capitalis Baro Scaccarii, recognovit se debcre Domino Regi Decem Mille Libras, levari ex Terris, Bonis, et Catallis suis, ad usum Domini Regis, etc.
The Condition of the Recognizance is this: That, if
the abovesaid Sir Humphry Davenport, Knight, Chief
Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, shall appear
here in Parliament, from Day to Day, and To-morrow
Sevennight, videlicet, the 30th Day of this Instant
Month of December, put in sufficient Security of Ten
Thousand Pounds, by himself and others, to appear
before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the High
Court of Parliament assembled, from Time to Time,
and to be present at the Judgement of Parliament
against him, if any be; and, if he cannot procure Security as aforesaid, then to yield his Body in this Court
upon the aforesaid 30th Day of December.
Sureties bound for the Bishop of Ely.
Episcopus Eliens. Episcopus Bangor. Episcopus Petriburgh. Episcopus Landaph. recognoverunt seipsos debere
Domino Regi Decem Mille Libras, levandas ex Terris,
Tenementis, Bonis, et Catallis suis, et cujuslibet eorum,
ad usum Domini Regis.
The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance is, That
if Matthew Wren, Lord Bishop of Elie, shall appear
Personally here, before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the High Court of Parliament assembled, from
Time to Time, and to appear and be present at the
Judgement of Parliament against him, if any be; then
this Recognizance to be void; else to remain in
A Petition of the Lord Archbishop of Cant. was
read, in hæc verba:
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal, assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
Petition of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
"The Humble Petition of William, Lord
Archbishop of Cant.
"That whereas your Lordships Petitioner, when he
was to withdraw and leave that Honourable Assembly,
gave Offence to your Lordships in some Things which
passed from him in his Speech, he is very heartily
sorry for the same, and most humbly prayeth that
your Lordships will pass by that passionate Offence,
pressed from your Petitioner by the Weight and
Unexpectedness of the Charge which fell upon him.
"And further, that your Honourable Lordships
would be pleased to grant, that your humble Petitioner may have some Liberty to take the Air, for his
Health's Sake, under what Safeguard your Lordships
shall please to think fit; and this in regard his Health
begins to fail him already, by reason the House
where he is hath no Place in which he can take any
fresh Air at all.
"And your Lordship's humble Petitioner shall ever pray for
your Lordships Happiness."
Order for his taking the Air and speaking with Persons.
Whereupon the House did Order, That the Lord
Archbishop of Cant. should have Liberty to take the
fresh Air; for his Health's Sake; but to go in the
Company and Presence of Mr. Maxwell, Gentleman
Usher to this Honourable House, into any Place excepting The Spring Garden, or any Place belonging to
the King's Houses; and that he be suffered to speak
with nobody at such Times but in the Presence of Mr.
Maxwell, who is to be answerable for his Grace's Forthcoming when he is with him.
Distribution of Money gathered on the Fastday.
Upon the Motion of the Earl of Huntington, it was
Ordered, That the Money gathered on the Fast Day
of the Lords shall be distributed, according as is appointed by the Lord's Committees: videlicet, to St.
Margarett's Parish of Westm. Twenty Pounds; to St.
Martyn's Parish in the Fields, Ten Pounds; to the Thirteen Gaols, Four Pounds a-piece; and, if the Money
arise more, then an Increase to the poorest Gaols.
E. of Winchelsea's Bill.
Ordered, That the Earl of Winchelsea's Bill should
be sent down to the House of Commons; which was
accordingly done, by Serjeant Ayliff and Serjeant
Whitfield, King's Serjeants.
Committee for the Northern Business.
Ordered, That (fn. *) the Lords Committees for the
Northern Business are to meet when their Lordships
Ordered, That the Lord Chamberlain, Lord
Dunsemore, Lord Faulkonbridge, and Lord Craven, and
Bishop of Lincolne, be added to the Committee for the
Witness in the E. of Strafford's Cause.
The Earl of Corke was sworn at the Bar, in causa
Comitis Strafford; and was enjoined to Secrecy, as former Witnesses.
The E. of Strafford's Cause.
Ordered, That the deputed Lords for Examination of Witnesses in causa Comitis Strafford, may fit
at such Times as they please, in the respited Time of
Christmas, to examine what Witnesses their Lordships
Committee to consider of Scotch and Irish Nobility, etc.
Ordered, That the Consideration of Foreign Nobility of Scotland and Ireland, and the Creation of
Baronets of Nova Scotia, be referred to the Committee of Privileges.
Lieutenant of The Tower of give a List Weekly of the Persons visiting the E. of Strafford.
The Lieutenant of The Tower was called into the
House; and the Lord Chief Justice of the Common
Pleas, by Directions from their Lordships, asked how
he had observed the Directions of the House, concerning the the Earl of Strafford. Hereupon he produced
a List of their Names that have visited the Earl of
Strafford in The Tower, since the Order of this House,
which was openly read; after which it was Ordered,
That the said Lieutenant shall give this House the like
Account every Saturday Morning after the next Saturday; and further Ordered, That he shall use his
Power which he hath to call Assistants out of the
Hamlets near The Tower, if Need be.
The Two Serjeants returned, and gave their Lordships an Account that they have delivered the Earl of
Winchelsea's Bill to the House of Commons.
Bishops excused on Christmas-eve.
It was moved, That, in regard To-morrow is Christmas-eve, That the Lords the Bishops might be excused
for attending this House; thereupon it was Ordered,
That as many of the Bishops as will come, may; the
rest to be excused for their Absence.
Dudley's Damages against Justice Berkley.
It was reported to the House, by the Lords Committees for Petitions, That their Lordships have considered of the Petition of William Dudly, who arrested
Thomas Lord Wentworth, upon a Bond of Four Hundred Pounds or thereabouts, and did enter Caution at
the Chamber of Justice Barkley, for the taking of
sufficient Security for the said Sum; which Mr. Justice
Barckly neglecting to do, was Ordered by the said Lords
Committees to pay to the said Dudley presently the Sum
of Four Hundred Pounds, with Costs and Damages, or
else to give him good Security; and the said Mr. Justice Barckly consenting in open Court to the said Order,
and it being signified to the House, That Justice Barckly
offered his House and some Land in or near Barnett for
Security, which the said Mr. Dudly accepted of; all
which accordingly was Ordered.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius Communis Banci, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Sigilli, declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis,
videlicet, 24m diem instantis Decembris, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.