Die Veneris, videlicet, 22 die Januarii.
Ld. Clifford to speak with the Earl of Strafford.
Lord Clifford had Leave granted him by the House to
speak with the Earl of Strafford.
Bp. of St. Asaph excused.
Lord Bishop of St. Asaph excused for his Absence.
Bp. of Bristoll to speak with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Lord Bishop of Bristoll had Leave granted him to
visit the Lord Archbishop of Cant.
Dr. Sibthorpe bailed.
Dr. Sibthorpe presenting his Bail to the House, and
being approved of, they entered into Recognizance as
Sibthorpe, Doctor Theologiæ, Tho. Wiseman, de
Irthingbourough, in Comitatu North'ton, Generosus, et
Guliel. Crofts, Clericus, et Rector de Fosson, in Comitatu
Leycester, recognoverunt seipsos debere Domino Regi Mille
Libras, levari ex Terris, Tenementis, Bonis, et Catallis
suis, et cujuslibet eorum, ad usum Domini Regis, etc.
The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance is, That,
if the abovesaid Dr. Sibthorpe doth appear, and make
Answer to such Things as are charged against him before the Lords in Parliament, and be present at the
Sentence of Parliament against him, if any be, then
this Recognizance to be void; or else to remain in
Upon the Petition of James Faucet, Prisoner in The
Fleet, it was Ordered, That no new Writs, as a Surety
in any other Cause, shall be brought against him until
he be discharged of his Commitment by this House.
Mr. Longuevile's Claim to the Baronies of Hastings and Ruthin.
Ordered, That Mr. Longevile's Business be heard
upon Monday next.
Hyde versus Lloyd in Error.
Upon the Petition of John Higdon, shewing, That
Anne Hide, bringing her Writ of Error into this Parliament, and thereupon their Lordships Ordered the said
Anne Hide to have assigned Errors the 13th of this present January, prayed to grant to his Lessee Tho. Lloyd,
a Non Pros. and that the said Writ of Error and Record
may be transmitted into the King's Bench, that so there
may be Execution of his Judgement: Hereupon the
House did Order, That the said Ann Hide do assign Errors upon Monday next peremptorily, or else the Defendant in the Writ of Error shall have Liberty to take
such Course as Counsel shall think fit therein.
Countess Dowager of Exeter's Petition against Mackernes & al. for a Riot near Stamford.
Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. Countess
Dowager of Exeter, shewing, That she is seised, in Fee
Farm, under His Majesty, of certain Mills, near Stamford, in Comitatu Lincolne; and a Number of People
inhabiting in Stamford did, in December last, and in
Time of this present Parliament, gather themselves together, in a riotous Manner, and riotously and maliciously threw in a great Part of the Banks, and broke
down a fair Stone-arched Bridge, of late built by her
over the same Water, whereby the Passage of People
and the Current of Water is interrupted, purposely to
defeat the said Countess of the Profit of her Mills,
which is conceived an Offence against (fn. *) the Privileges
of the Parliament, whereof she is capable, as the Relict of a Peer of the Realm: Hereupon it was Ordered by this House, That Thomas Mackernes, Carpenter, Robert Bickley, Alehouse-keeper, and Batty his
Wife, William Bickley, Weaver, Henry Lambe, Wheelwright, and Eliz. his Wife, Thomas Slacke, a Runaway Soldier, and Henry Clarke, Heel-maker, be presently sent for, by the Serjeant attending this House,
to answer this their Misdemeanour.
Ordered, That the Earl of Dover and the Lord
Robarts be added to the Committee concerning the
Lord Herbert and the Duke of Lennox.
Bill to prevent too long Intermission of Parliaments.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for preventing
the Inconveniences which happeneth by the long Intermission of Parliaments.
Clerks of the Common Pleas Petition, touching the Offices in that Court.
Upon reading the Petition of divers Officers, Clerks,
and late Clerks, in His Majesty's Court of Common
Pleas; shewing, "That, by the Laws of this Realm, the
Offices of Prothonotaries, Philazers, and Exigenders,
and divers other Offices in the said Court, are not
grantable by Letters Patents; but the Disposition of
them hath, Time out of Mind, appertained to the
Chief Justice of the said Court, to dispose of them,
for the Common Good, to such skilful and experienced Clerks, trained up in that Court, as are most
fit and able for the Execution of the same Places; yet
David Ramsey, Esquire, and divers other Persons
mentioned in a Schedule hereunto annexed, have
lately obtained from His Majesty several Letters Patents of Grants in Reversions of the said Offices; and,
by Colour thereof, they have exposed them to Sale,
at unreasonable and excessive Prices, against Law,
and contrary to the ancient Usage, to the great Disparagement of able Clerks, and to the Prejudice of
the Commonwealth." Hereupon it was Ordered,
by the House, That the said Petitioners shall appear
here before this House upon Tuesday next, being the
26th Day of this Instant January, at which Time and
Place David Ramsey, Esquire, upon Notice hereof,
Mr. Francklyn, Edward Burgh, John Dand, Gentleman,
Francis Benson, John Stevens, Gentleman, Francis Saunders, John Bold, Gentleman, Edward Gerard, John
Cockshutt, Gentleman, and John Hamilton, shall appear,
and produce their several Patents, under the Great Seal
of England, of any Office granted them in the Court
of Common Pleas, either by Way of Reversion or
otherwise, whether for their own Use, or in Trust for
Lady Weld versus Child.
It was reported, That the Lords Committees for
Abuses in Courts of Justice, etc. have considered of the
Petition of the Lady Frances Weld, Widow; shewing,
"That William Childe, of London, Scrivener, being indebted unto her in the Sum of Thirteen Hundred
Pounds, and dying intestate, the Administration was
committed by the now Archbishop of Cant. to John
Childe his Son, who did give, with himself, Jo. Boulter and Sydenham Lukins for his Sureties, by Bond,
to the said Archbishop, of the Penalty of Five Thousand Pounds, for the bringing into the Court a full
and perfect Inventory. But the Administrator, having
thereby possessed himself of the Intestate's Estate;
refused to perform the Condition of the Bond for
the bringing in any Inventory at all, or due Administration, as ought to be, but absented himself;
whereupon the said Archbishop, being made acquainted therewith, at the Request of the Lady Weld,
did, in Aid of her, for obtaining her said Debt, intrust unto her, by his Letter of Attorney, under the
Seal of his Office, to put the said Bond in Suit;
whereupon the said Lady, in Michaelmas Term 1638,
did cause the said John Boulter and Sydenham Lukins
to be arrested upon the said Bond, who, being committed to the King's Bench, for Want of Bail, and proceeded legally against him; but the said Intestate
being indebted to one Mr. Dell, Secretary to the said
Archbishop, in the Sum of One Thousand Pounds,
which Sum the said Administrator did satisfy unto the
said Mr. Dell; and thereupon, by the Power and
Practice of the said Mr. Dell, the said Archbishop,
contrary to his Covenant and Agreement, disavowed
the said Proceedings at Law upon the said Bond,
and gave Order for the Discharge of the said Boulter
and Lukins out of Prison; and afterward caused the
said Lady Weld to deliver up to him the said Bond
and Letter of Attorney, without ordering any Satisfaction to her for her said Debt, or Costs and Damages."
All which Premises the Lords Committees have heard
urged, by Counsel, on the Lady Weld's Part; and their
Lordships, the better to inform themselves, have received the Opinions of the Judges that attended then;
and they hold that Mr. Dell's calling for to have his
Security altered, was a Suing for his Debt; and those
which first sued, are to be first paid in Law; so the
Lords Committees are of Opinion, and conceive that
neither the Lord Archbishop of Cant. nor Mr. Dell are
blameable in these Particulars.
To which Report the House agreed.
Those who receive Pensions from Foreign States, and Buyers of Offices, left to the Law.
After this, it was reported to the House, That the
Lords Committees have considered whether it be fit to
prepare a Bill to make it Felony for any to give Money
for Places of Judicature, and High Treason for to take
any Pension from Foreign States; for their Lordships
held it not fit to create new Treasons and Felonies, but
conceived it sufficient to leave such Offenders to the
Punishments already established by the Laws.
Ld. Audley versus Ld. Cottington.
It was Ordered, That the Lord Awdley shall have
Liberty for a free Search, for any Records in the Exchequer, which are concerning his Cause with the Lord
Cottington, and to have Copies of such Records, if he
please; likewise his Cause is to be heard openly at this
Bar, with Counsel on both Sides, and Witnesses to be
examined viva voce at the same Time; and further, the
Lord Cottington is to give Answer To-morrow Morning,
by what Time his Counsel can be ready for the hearing
of the Cause; and that the Witnesses which are necessary in the Business are not to go out of Town until
the Cause be heard.
Upon the reading [ (fn. *) the Petition] of John Sharedlow, Clerk, it was Ordered, That it be referred to
the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Petitions,
with Recommendations for Expedition.
Witnesses. James versus Lamb.
Witnesses sworn in the Cause of John James against
Sir John Lambe and others:
Witnesses Powell versus Bishop of Hereford.
Witnesses sworn in the Cause of Powell, contra
Lord Bishop of Hereford:
Witnesses Jay versus Arnold.
Witnesses sworn in the Cause of Jay contra Arnold:
Danvers's Petition against the Trustees of Winton College.
Upon a Petition delivered to the Lords Committees appointed by the Lords of Parliament to receive Petitions,
delivered by Anthony Danvers, Gentleman; shewing,
"That he being of Kindred unto the Right Honourable
William Lord Viscount Say and Seale, and thereby
of Kindred to William of Wickham, Bishop of Winton, and Founder of the College near Winton, and
of New College in Oxford, having offered his Son
to be received into the College near Winton, according to the Privilege of a Founder's Kinsman,
by the Space of Four Years, at their Yearly
Elections, and being delayed, and at length denied;
it was reported unto this House, by the said Lords
Committees, That they, having sent for the Two
Wardens and the School-master of Winton, who are
constantly Electors into the College of Winton, upon
Examination of the Cause, and Submission of the Two
Wardens, and the Consent of all Parties; it was
reported, by the Lord Bishop of Lincolne, That a
full Satisfaction should be given by the said Wardens
unto Mr. Anthony Danvers, for the Charges he had
been put unto, and for the Damages he had received
by the Refusal of his Son, and not admitting him
into the College near Winton, according to the Privilege of a Founder's Kinsman, and according to the
Founder's Statutes; and that, at the next Election,
he should be admitted into the College, and have
some convenient Maintenance in the mean Time; and
for the Time to come, both the Wardens did promise that the Founder's Kindred should be admitted
without all Difficulty, according to the Statutes of
both Colleges concerning the Admission of Founders
Kinsmen; and the Lord Bishop of Winton, for his
Part, as Visitor of the Two Colleges, did likewise
promise, that he would take Care the same should be
And the Lords Committees did further deliver it as
their Opinions, That a Memorial hereof should be
entered in the Journal Book of the Lords House of
Parliament, if their Lordships should so think fit, to
prevent the like Wrongs in Time to come, that might
be offered to the Founders Kinsmen; which was Ordered accordingly.
And, upon a Motion of the Lord Viscount Say and
Seale, it was further Ordered, by the House, That
the Clerks of the Lords House should deliver Four Copies
thereof; one to the Lord Viscount Say and Seale, as
Chief Founder's Kinsman, another to the Lord Bishop
of Winton, and one to each College.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati,
videlicet, 23m diem instantis Januarii, hora decima, Dominis sic decernentibus.