Die Martis, videlicet, 19 die Januarii.
Kirke's Naturalization Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Naturalizing of John Kirke, James Kirke and Mary Kirke.
King's Claim to the Baronies of Hastings and Ruthin.
This Day Mr. Attorney General did argue the King's
Claim to the Baronies of Hastings and Ruthin; and,
in Conclusion of his Argument, craved Judgement for
E. of Kent's and Mr. Longuevile's Claim to the said Baronies.
The Counsel of the Earl of Kent, and Mr. Longevile, being at the Bar, desired that the House would
appoint a Time when they might reply to Mr. Attorney; and being commanded to withdraw, the House
took it into Consideration, and did Order, The Counsel
of the Earl of Kent and Mr. Longevile shall be heard
on Friday next, both upon that Day, to reply to the new
Matter delivered this Day by Mr. Attorney; and that
Mr. Attorney shall have the last Word for the King, if
he see Cause.
Witnesses in Dr. Sibthorpe's and Dr. Clarke's Causes.
Witnesses sworn in the Cause of Waters and Doctor
Sibthorpe and Dr. Clarke:
Witnesses in the Cause between Bircott and Sibthorpe.
Witnesses sworn in the Cause inter Bircott and
Petition of the Prisoners in The New Prison.
After this, was read the Petition of divers of the
Prisoners in The New Prison; shewing, That they were
on a Sunday assembled together in a peaceable Manner,
in Prayer, and were violently assailed by divers deboist and rude Persons; who, by the Command of
Justice Gibbs, in Whitechapple, furiously beat and broke
in Pieces the Door upon them, contrary to the Laws
and Statutes of this Land, not shewing them any Warrant for so doing, though the Petitioners did demand
it of them; and, with Swords, Halberts, and Clubs,
violently entered the House, encouraging thereby many
Scores of Persons to beat down the Windows with
Stones, to the wounding of a young Child, to the Effusion of much Blood, etc. Also one Reynolds threatened one of the Petitioners to cut his Throat, etc.
Further the Petitioners set forth, That hereupon they
are imprisoned and indicted, and proceeded against, contrary to Law and Justice, as they conceive; for Redress whereof they desire that the Equity of their Cause
may be examined, and receive a speedy Deliverance
and Repair from their wrongful and vexatious Troubles,
etc. Hereupon it was Ordered, That the said Mr.
Justice Gibbs, and the Prisoners mentioned in the Petition, shall appear here To-morrow Morning at Eight
of the Clock, and the Prisoners to be released upon
Bail, to attend their Cause; for which Purpose they
are to attend the Lords Committees this Afternoon, and
the Lords to consider what Bail is fit to be taken
Witnesses in the Cause between Hyde and Moore.
Witnesses sworn in the Cause between Hide and
Moore, depending before the Lords Committees for
Witnesses in the Cause between Arnold and Jay.
Witnesses sworn in the Cause between Arnold and
Jaye, depending before the Lords Committees for Imprisonments:
Thomas Tunstall and Mary his Wife.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 20m diem instantis Januarii, hora nona,
Dominis sic decernentibus.