House of Lords Journal Volume 4
1 June 1641

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 1 June 1641', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 4: 1629-42 (1767-1830), pp. 262-263. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35612 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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DIE Martis, primo die Junii.

PRAYERS.

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 Petitions.

Wigmore's Bill.

Hodie 1a 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.

Sayes arrested.

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.

Sutton Marsh.

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 contrary.

Adjourn.

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.