DIE Martis, videlicet, 22 die Junii.
Order about the Bishop of Lincoln and his Tenants of Buckden.
Whereas the Bishops of Lincolne, having quitted
their Commons to the Tenants of Buckden, have, by
Order and Licence, inclosed some Parts of their Demesne, which lay next unto the Parks and Woods in that
Place, which bore neither Corn nor Grass, and having
fenced those Grounds, and enjoyed them quietly in their
own Possession, and the Possession of the King (upon an
Extent), some for Twenty-four Years, and the rest for
Fourteen Years; yet now of late, and sitting this present Parliament, videlicet, on Friday last, the 18th of
this Instant June, some Hundreds of Women and Boys,
armed with Daggers and Javelins, in a very tumultuous and riotous Manner, entered upon the Grounds,
threw open the Gates, and broke down the Quicksets
of the said Inclosure, and turned in great Herds of Cattle upon the Premises, to disquieting of the present
Possession, and to the great Damage and Loss of the now
Bishop of Lincolne (a Member of this House): Whereupon it is Ordered, by this House, That the said
Lord Bishop of Lincolne, and all claiming from and
under him, shall quietly and peaceably hold and enjoy
the possession of the said inclosed Grounds, lying near
to the Park aforesaid, as it hath been possessed and enjoyed for the Space of Seven Years last past, until the
Houses of Parliament, or some other of His Majesty's
Courts of Justice, shall give Order or determine the contrary; and that Three of His Majesty's Justices of the
Peace next adjoining, videlicet, Mr. Ravenscrofte, Mr.
Paine, and Mr. Barnard, or any Two or One of them,
shall, by virtue thereof, view the Place, and certify unto this House the Value of the Loss and Damages
so done by the said riotous and tumultuous People as
aforesaid; and that the said Riot and Tumult shall be
considered of, and proceeded against, according to Law,
by His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County
of Huntingdone, at the next Quarter Sessions to be held
for the said County; before which Justices of Peace,
the Persons offending are to be produced, and proceeded against, in Manner as aforesaid; the Principal of
which Actors are to be sent for as Delinquents unto
this House, and proceeded against here, as this House
shall think fit: And lastly, it is Ordered, That, until
the Parliament, or some other of His Majesty's Courts
of Justice, shall order the quiet Possession from the
said Lord Bishop of Lincolne, that none shall disturb the
quiet Possession of the said inclosed Grounds, either by
throwing down of the Mounds, pulling up the Quicksets,
or throwing open the Gates, or wilful turning in their
Cattle upon the Premises; but that the said Lord
Bishop, and all claiming from and under him, shall and
may peaceably and quietly enjoy the said Grounds, according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Order.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill for Hospitals do meet on Thursday Morning next, at Eight a
Clock in the Morning.
Against mixing Wines.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Bill against
Sophistication of Wines do meet on Saturday Morning
Ordered, That the Committees for the disposing of
the Shipping-money resting in the Hands of the Sheriffs,
do meet on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Committee for Croseland's Bill,
do meet on Friday next in the Afternoon.
E. Lindsey's Order about the Fens in Lancolnshire.
Whereas several Orders, and in particular one dated
the Fourth of this Instant June, have issued out of this
House, for the quieting of the Possession of that Part
of the improved Fens in Lincolneshire, which contains
Fourteen Thousand Acres, or thereabouts, lying between Borne and Kyme Eae, unto the Earl of Lindsey,
his Tenants and Assigns, and all others interested in the
same, which, through some Misunderstanding, have not
had that Effect and Execution, which by their Lordships was intended; it is therefore now Ordered by
this House, That the Sheriff of the said County of
Lincolne, and his Under Sheriff, with such others as they
shall think fit to take unto them for that Purpose, shall
repair unto such Parts of the said Fourteen Thousand
Acres where any Tumults or Disturbances of Possession
are, or have been, and settle and quiet the same, and,
from Time to Time, continue the quiet Possession of
the said Fourteen Thousand Acres unto the said Earl
of Lindsey, his Tenants and Assigns, notwithstanding
any Pretence of any former Interruption, until, by
the Parliament, or by other due Order and Course of
Law, they shall be evicted out of the Possession of the
The King will be present P. M. to pass the Tonnage and Poundage Bill.
The Lord Steward signified to the House, "That the
King will be here this Afternoon, between Two and
Three a Clock, to give His Royal Assent to the Bill
for Tonnage and Poundage."
Hereupon a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Justice Reeves and Justice Heath:
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with it.
To give them Notice, That His Majesty intends to
give His Royal Assent, this Afternoon, to the Bill for
Tonnage and Poundage; and that this House will sit
this Afternoon, and desire them to do the like.
The Answer returned is:
That that House will sit this Afternoon.
Order about Ld. Morley's Trial.
Upon Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges,
it is Ordered, That the Lord Morley and Mounteagle
shall be tried at the Bar, in this House, touching the
Murther of Peter Clarke: That a Writ of Certiorari
shall be directed to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's
Bench, to bring into this House the said Indictments and
Examinations against the said Lord Morley, remaining
now in the said Court of the King's Bench: That the
King's Attorney, and the rest of His Majesty's Learned
Counsel, shall give in Evidence, on the King's Behalf,
against the said Lord Morley; and that the said Lord
Morley shall have Liberty to have Counsel to speak for
him, in Point of Law only, but not for Matter of Fact:
And lastly, That the Complainants shall be heard, by
their Counsel, at the Bar, at the said Trial, if they desire
it; and because that, in one and the same Indictment,
the said Lord Morley and Mr. Kirke are both contained,
this House doth further Order, That the Record of the
Indictment for so much as concerneth the said Kirke
shall, by this House, be remanded to the Court of King's
Bench, that there he may be proceeded against according
Fens and Aqueduct Money.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Fens do meet
To-morrow in the Afternoon, and consider of what Security is fit to be given by Sir Cor. Vermuden, that he
shall not damnify the Country by his draining the Fens;
and to consider who shall give the Security for the repaying of the Ten Thousand Pounds, which is to be lent
out of the Aqueduct Money, and what Time to be prefixed for the re-paying of the said Ten Thousand Pounds.
Wakefield versus Marquis of Huntley.
Upon the humble Petition of Mary Wakefeild, Widow,
on the Behalf of herself and Three Children, shewing,
"That the Marquis of Huntley is indebted unto the
Petitioner in the Sum of Eleven Hundred Pounds,
which he forbeareth to pay, or give her any Satisfaction for; and being lately arrested for the same by
due Course of Law, procured Means to be released
without satisfying her, whereby she is likely to lose
her said Debt;" it is Ordered, That the said Marquis Huntley shall forthwith either pay, or give her the
said Mary Wakefeild good Security, to her own Liking,
for the said Sum of Eleven Hundred Pounds; and further, the said Marquis to be informed, by the Lord
Chamberlain, That either he must pay or give good
Security as aforesaid, otherwise the Petitioner shall have
Liberty to take her Course by Law for the Recovery of
Message from the Commons about suspected Persons.
After this, the House fell into Debate of the Bill
concerning the Star-chamber. The House was put into
a Committee during Pleasure. The House being resumed, a Message was sent from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Hollis; who said, "That he was commanded to
let their Lordships know, That the Commons have
taken Notice of some secret Counsels of Jesuits, and
other ill-affected Persons in this Kingdom, which are
fomented by our Enemies Abroad, to disturb the
Peace of this Kingdom and Scotland. The Desire of
the House of Commons was, That all suspected Persons may be stayed at the Ports; and, if Cause be,
examined; and that the Letters of this Week which
come from France may be stayed, and brought to this
House, and be perused, as formerly hath been."
Suspected Persons stayed, and Foreign Letters to be opened.
Ordered, That this House doth grant all which the
House of Commons hath desired, and will take Order
Post-master to bring the Letters.
Ordered, That all the Letters which are imported
or exported this Week, shall be stayed, and brought
unto this House, by Thomas Witheringes, the Post-master.
Suspected Persons to be examined at the Ports.
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral and the Lord
Warden of the Cinque Ports do presently give Order to
their Officers, That all suspected Persons, that are Jesuits,
Priests, or others, be examined in the Ports, before they
pass; and, if they find just Ground to suspect them to
be such Persons as aforesaid, then to apprehend them.
Committee to acquaint the King with these Resolutions.
The Lord Privy Seal, Earl of Cambridge, Earl of
Holland, and the Lord Viscount Say & Seale, were appointed by this House to acquaint His Majesty with what
the House resolved in this Business.
Countess Dowager of Exeter's Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord
Grey; who brought up the Countess Dowager of Exeter's
Bill, with a Proviso added, which had passed their
The Proviso was read Three Times, and voted, upon
the Question, nemine contradicente, to pass with the
The King to be moved for the Royal Assent to this Bill.
Ordered, That the King be moved to pass His Royal
Assent to this Bill this Afternoon.
Sir Philip Carteret's Letter.
A Letter of Sir Phillip Carteret, written to the Earl
of Essex out of the Isle of Jarzey, was read, and Ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom; and Mr. Devicke to attend the
Abolishing the Star-chamber.
Lords appointed to consider of the Exceptions to the
Bill concerning the Star-chamber, and to prepare it for
the House: videlicet,
L. Privy Seal.
L. Marquis Hartford.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Bp. of Durham.
Bp. of Chester.
Bp. of Lincolne.
Bp. of Carlile.
|Bp. of Bristoll.
Bp. of Rochester.
Ds. Willoughby de Earseby.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Howard de Est.
Their Lordships, or any Seven, to meet this
Afternoon, at Five a Clock; and the Judges
and the King's Counsel to attend.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in horam
2m post meridiem hujus diei, Dominis sic decernentibus.
This Day His Majesty came to the House; and, being set in His Chair, and the Lords sitting in their Robes,
the Commons were sent for, who came with their Speaker,
and by him presented His Majesty with a Subsidy of
Tonnage and Poundage; and, after the Speaker had
ended his Speech, His Majesty spake as followeth:
"I do very willingly accept your Offer made at this
Time, as a Testimony of your Love and of that dutiful Affection you owe Me; and I no way doubt but
that you will perform that which you have intimated
unto Me, in perfecting the other Bill when you have
Leisure: Likewise, in passing this Bill, you cannot but
see a great Testimony of the Trust and Confidence
I have in your Affections, as, since this Parliament began, I have omitted no Occasion whereby I may shew
such Affection to My People as I desire My People
should shew to Me; and not only so, but likewise in
eschewing all Occasions of Dispute, and in seeking to
remove Jealousies; and for this particular Bill, you
cannot but know that I do freely and frankly give
over that Right which My Predecessors have ever
esteemed Their own, though I confess disputed, yet
so as it was never yielded by any one of Them.
Therefore you must understand this as a Mark of
My Confidence in you, thus to put Myself wholly
upon the Love and Affections of My People for My
Subsistance; and therefore I hope that, in the perfecting of this you have begun, you will go on the
"And as for those Rumours which have bred Suspicions concerning the Army, though I have heard
some loose Discourses touching it (which I never
understood otherwise than as having Relation to the
Scottish Army, or preventing of Insurrections), yet
they were so slight of themselves, that they vanished
by their own Lightness within few Days after they
were born; and therefore, having shewed you My
Clearness in this, I will leave you, with the Assurance
that I never had other Design but to win the Affections of My People by the Justice of My Government."
Royal Assent to Bills.
His Majesty ending His Speech, the Clerk of the Crown
read the Titles of the Bills; one, concerning Tonnage
and Poundage; the other, a Bill of the Countess Dowager of Exeter; and then the Clerk of the Parliament
pronounced His Majesty's Royal Assent.
Which being done; His Majesty went away, and the
Commons departed to their House.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Mercurii, videlicet, 23m diem instantis Junii, hora 9a,
Dominis sic decernentibus.