DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 22 die Maii.
Ordered, That the Petition of Edmund Harrington
and others be referred to the Committee for Petitions.
Committee to consider of the Increase of Buildings in London and Westm.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed
to consider of the great Increase of Buildings in and near
the Cities of London and Westm. and the Suburbs thereof:
The L. Steward.
The L. Admiral.
The L. Chamberlain.
Ds. St. Johns.
Ds. Howard de Charleton.
Ds. Herbert de Cherbery.
Their Lordships, or any Seven, to meet.
Admiralty Jurisdiction to be heard.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning the Jurisdiction
of the Court of Admiralty shall be heard, in open
House, at the Bar, on Wednesday come Sevennight,
in the Morning.
Upon reading the Petition of George Warner, it is
Ordered, That the Cause shall be heard before the
Committee for Petitions; and all Parties interested therein to have Notice to attend; in the mean Time, the
Ship mentioned in the said Petition shall be sequestered
into the Hands of the Lord Admiral, until the Cause be
heard, and further Order given by this House therein.
Restraining Bishops, etc. from meddling in Secular Affairs.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to debate the Bill concerning the
Bishops, and to consider the Points of Conveniency and
Inconveniency; but, it being late, the House was resumed; and it was Ordered to go over the Bill particularly in Parts, on Monday Morning next.
Committee for the Starchamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Star-chamber
be deferred till this Day Sevennight.
Ld. Audley versus Ld. Cottington.
Ordered, That the Cause between the Lord Awdley
and the Lord Cottington be heard on Wednesday next, in
open House, at the Bar; and the Lord Cottington to bear
the Charges of Lord Awdley's Witnesses until then.
John Smith's Order upon his Petition, for being fined in the Starchamber.
Upon the reading of the humble Petition of John
Smith, shewing, "That he was fined in the Starchamber, about Seven Years since, in the Sum of Two
Hundred Pounds, and long imprisoned, for building
a House for his own Habitation; which Money he
was ordered to pay by Six Pounds per Annum, whereof
he hath already paid above Forty Pounds; and for
his Relief herein, hath petitioned this House; but,
by reason of many great Businesses, hath not yet been
heard; and that, since the exhibiting of the said Petition, the Sheriff's Deputy of Midd. entered into his
Shop, and hath taken away Three Watches, being
of a greater Value than the Sum owing:" Whereupon it is Ordered, That the said Three Watches
shall be forthwith (by virtue of this Order) re-delivered
unto the Petitioner, safe and in as good Order, as they
were taken from him. And lastly, that there shall be
a Suspension of any future Prosecution against him, or
any more Distresses or Seisins made upon the Goods of
the said Petitioner, by reason of the said Sentence and
Order of the Star-chamber, or any other Prosecution
grounded upon or from the same Sentence and Order;
and that this Order be performed in all Parts.
"To the Sheriff of Midd. his
Deputy and Deputies."
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 24m diem
Maii instantis, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.