DIE Martis, primo die Junii.
Petition of the Prisoners in The King's Bench.
The Petition of the Prisoners of The King's Bench was
read, and Ordered to be referred to the Committee for
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the enabling of Robert Wigmore, Son and Heir Apparent of
Jo. Wigmore, Esquire, to make a Jointure for such Wife
or Wives as the said Robert shall marry; also for raising
Portions for such Daughters as he shall have, and for
Provision for a younger Son of the said Jo. Wigmore.
Ld. Pagett's Privilege.
Whereas this House was informed, "That one Edward Sayes, Servant to the Right Honourable the
Lord Pagett, hath been lately arrested, at the Suit of
Mr. Fane; contrary to the Privilege of Parliament;
and the Lord Pagett, in open House, averring the said
Sayes to be One whom his Lordship employs now, and
did so before the Beginning of this Parliament, to receive Rents, and let and set Grounds, and manage
his Lordship's Affairs in Warwickshire, and from Time
to Time to give his Lordship Account thereof:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said Edward Sayes be
forthwith discharged of the said Arrest, and shall be allowed the Benefit of the Privilege of Parliament.
Petition about the Forest of, Deane.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Freeholders, Inhabitants, and Commoners, in the several Parishes of the
Forest of Deane, is referred to the Committee for Petitions.
The Counsel of the Lord Phillip Herbert and the Earl
of March were called in, to proceed in the Cause concerning Sutton Marsh; and, according to the Order of
this House, Mr. Andrewes and Mr. Deereham were to make
Proof of those material Things which they urged at the
last Hearing of the said Cause; and, after they had been
fully heard, they were commanded to withdraw; and
then it was Ordered, That the Counsel of the Earl of
March and others, Defendants in this Cause, shall be
heard on Tuesday the 8th of this Instant June, by Nine
of the Clock in the Morning, at the Bar, and so de die
in diem, until the said Cause shall be fully heard; and
that such Deeds and Petitions as have been produced
here in this House, during the Time of the Proceedings
in the said Cause, shall be seen by the Counsel on the
Lord Duke's Part, or else they are to have Copies of
them; and lastly, that all such Witnesses as are to be
produced on the Part of the said Lord Duke and others
are hereby to take Notice of the said Hearing, and attend
the same at the Time and Place aforesaid.
Commission to examine Witnesses about Boughton and Williams.
Ordered, That a Commission under the Great Seal
of England shall be forthwith awarded, unto Sir Peter
Wentworth, Knight of the Bath, Sir Edward Underbill,
Knight, Sir George Devereux, Rowly Warde, Serjeant
at Law, John Temple, of Frampton, Esquire, and Anthony Slaughton, of Warwicke, or any Three of them,
to take the Examinations of such Witnesses as shall be
produced to prove the several Abuses in Military Affairs
of William Boughton, Esquire, One of His Majesty's
Justices of the Peace, in Comitatu Warwicke, and One
of the Deputy Lieutenants there, and Edward Williams
his Servant; and likewise to take the Examinations of
such Witnesses as they the said Wm Boughton and Edward
Williams shall produce to be examined on their Parts, for
their own Justification; which said Commission shall be
made returnable into the Upper House of Parliament on
the 6th Day of November 1641.
Order concerning Foreign Coin at Dover.
Upon Report this Day made unto the House, of
the Petition of the Mayor, Jurats, and Commonalty of
Dover, by the Lords Committees particularly appointed
for that Business, and of the great Abuses that is now at
the said Town of Dover, by the bringing in of Foreign
Coin from Parts beyond the Seas, and putting the same
upon the Inhabitants of the said Town and others for
their Commodities, and the unreasonable great Benefit
that the Merchants and others made by the Exchange of
the same again; it is Ordered, That from henceforth
no such Foreign Coin shall be vented or uttered within
the said Town of Dover, or County near adjoining, but
according to the true Weight and Value; and that the
Merchants and such others as shall exchange the said
Coin for English Money, shall not have above Two
Pence in the Pound for the Exchange of the same so dispersed and vented amongst the Inhabitants of Dover and
others as aforesaid; and hereof special Care is to be
taken, as they whom this Order may concern will answer the contrary.
Directed "To the Right Honourable the Lord Duke
of Lennox, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports."
Bp. of Peterborough waves his Privilege in Digby's Suit.
It was this Day publicly declared, by the Lord Bishop
of Peterborough, "That his Lordship was content to
wave his Privilege of Parliament; and to answer a
Petition of Clinton Digbie, and his Cause therein mentioned, in the Court of Chancery; and that it may be
there proceeded in, as though the Privilege of Parliament were not now in Force;" all which this House
gave Way unto accordingly.
Rioters to be proceeded against, for pulling down His Majesty's Pales on Hounslow Heath.
Whereas James Dobson, James Bush, Wm Myland,
John Hunt, Henry Eburn, Francis Lambe, Anthony Smith,
and others, have been lately complained of unto this
House, for pulling down of some of His Majesty's Pales,
belonging unto the inclosed Grounds upon Hounsloe
Heath, in Comitatu Midd. in a riotous and tumultuous
Manner; it is Ordered by the Lords in Parliament,
That the said Persons and others above-mentioned, for
their aforesaid Offences in the pulling down of the said
Pales, shall be proceeded against according to Law, before His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County
of Midd. at the next Sessions of the Peace; and that,
in the mean Time, they shall put in such sufficient Bail
as the Law requireth, to appear, and to answer such
Complaints or Indictments as shall be there brought in
against them for the aforesaid Offences; and, upon
giving of the said Bail as aforesaid, they shall be free
of and from all Restraints or Imprisonments now upon
them by reason of the said Complaints against them
in this Particular, until the said Sessions shall order the
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Mercurii, videlicet, 2m diem instantis Junii, hora 9a,
Dominis sic decernentibus.