DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 27 die Octobris.
Geo. Stacy, a Trooper, committed, for insulting Sir Jacob Astley.
This Day George Stacy, that was lately a Trooper
in His Majesty's Army in the North, was brought to
the Bar as a Delinquent; and, upon Examination of
the Business, it did appear, by several Witnesses, "That
the said Stacy affronted Sir Jacob Asteley in Westm.
Hall, in an outrageous and uncivil Manner, and
threatened him with uncivil Words and Speeches, that
he was by his Means falsely sentenced by Order of
the Council of War in the Army; whereas, in Truth,
he was justly sentenced, for a Mutiny in the Army,
and discharging a Pistol with a Brace of Bullets in
it at the Cornet of the Horse Company in which he
served." And further it appeared to the House,
That the said Stacy had maliciously followed his
Mutiny and Revenge against some of the principal
Officers of the Army; for, after the Army was disbanded, he was the Solicitor and chief Ringleader in
preferring the unjust Complaints of some Troopers
against the Lord General and other Officers, at the
Committee of the House of Commons, in the Time
of the Recess (as appeared by a Bag of Papers
found about him); at which Committee he said, That
now, he being out of the King's Service, it was
lawful for him to call such as were his Commanders
to an Account, with a Sword in his Hand." Which
Misdemeanors the said Stacy presently confessed, and
could not prove himself clear from the rest. The House
having fully heard what could be said on both Sides,
with all Circumstances, all Parties were commanded to
withdraw, and the House took it into Consideration,
and conceived it to be an Offence of such a Nature as
deserved that the Offender should be made exemplary;
therefore Ordered, That, for the present, the aforesaid George should be presently committed to Newgate,
and conveyed thither by a strong Guard of Soldiers,
there to remain in safe Custody, until further Order of
this House. In the mean (fn. *) Time, the Keeper of the
Prison is not to suffer any Soldiers, nor any of his
Companions, to have Resort unto him; and that a
Committee of Lords be appointed, calling to them the
King's Learned Counsel, who shall take the Examinations of the whole Business, as it was declared to the
House this Day, and likewise shall peruse the Bag of
Papers, that so they may, upon the whole State of the
Matter, advise how far the Charge will amount, that
the said Stacy may be exemplarily punished as far as
the Law will permit; and lastly, that the Lords Committees shall have Power, by virtue of this Order, to
call Sir Jacob Asteley, Sir John Conyers, Knights, and
any other Persons whom they shall think fit, to give them
Assistance and Information in this Business.
The Lords Committees were these following: videlicet,
Committee to take his Examination.
Their Lordships, or any Two of them, to meet
when they shall please to appoint.
At the Bar, and sent to Newgate.
Then the said Stacy was called to the Bar; and the
Speaker pronounced the Order of this House upon
him; and so the Gentleman Usher had (fn. *) Orders to see
him safely conveyed with a strong Guard to Newgate.
Absent Lords excused.
The Earl of Suffolke was excused for his Absence.
The Lord Herbert of Cherbery hath Leave to be absent for a few Days.
Green, &c. for Trespass in the Forest, Egham Walk.
Upon reading a Petition (presented by the Earl of
Holland, Chief Justice in Eyre of His Majesty's Forests
on this Side Trent) from the Keepers of Egham Walk,
complaining, "That one John Greene, Robert Mills, Daniell Coggs, Wm. Purse, all of Egham, with others,
have killed a Brace of Great Stags on the 14th Day
of this Instant October, and shared amongst them,
pretending they were out of the Bounds of the Forest;
whereas in Truth they were not: Upon this, the
Earl of Holland desired their Lordships Directions
herein, that this may be prevented hereafter by some
Declaration from both Houses of Parliament, to explain the Act of Parliament lately made touching the
Bounds and Limits of Forests:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Parties, Offenders herein as afore
said, shall be sent for by the Gentleman Usher attending this House, to appear before their Lordships, to
answer the aforesaid Offences charged against them;
and that this House will have a Conference To-morrow
Morning with the House of Commons, that both Houses
may make a Declaration, to expound and interpret their
Meaning in the Act of Parliament concerning the Limits
and Bounds of the Forests, whether the known Bounds
that were in the 20th Year of King James shall be the
Bounds of the Forest in Oxfordshire.
Delinquents sent for, for killing a Keeper.
Information was likewise given to this House, "That
there was some Difference in Oxfordshire, touching
the Bounds of the Forest there, insomuch that Riots
have been committed, and a Keeper shot to Death,
by the inferior Sort of People:" Upon this, it is Ordered, That the Parties shall be sent for as Delinquents,
to answer the said Complaints, when the Lord Viscount
Say & Seale doth present the Names to this House of
the chief Actors herein.
Bill against Persons in Holy Orders exercising Temporal Jurisdiction.
It was moved, That the Bill for disabling of Persons
in Holy Orders to exercise any Temporal Jurisdiction
might be read the Second Time; but it was desired by
some that it might be deferred until another Session;
alledging that the Substance of this Bill was voted
against in a former Bill this Session. For debating
hereof, the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure; and the House being resumed, it is
Ordered, That this Bill concerning the Bishops Votes
shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow, at One a
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Vane, Junior:
Message from the H. C. for a Conference.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, presently, if it may stand with the Conveniency
of this House.
The Answer hereunto returned was:
That this House will give a Meeting presently, in the
Painted Chamber, as is desired.
The Lord Privy (fn. *) Seal was appointed to report the
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed; and the Report of this Conference
was appointed to be made To-morrow.
Arris and Chamberlain.
Ordered, That the Cause between Edward Arris
and Mr. Chamberleine shall be heard before the Lords
Committees for Petitions the Fourteenth of December
Inhabitants of Cropredy and Dr. Bronkand.
Ordered, That the Cause between the Inhabitants
of Cropredy and Dr. Bronkand is deferred until the 2d
Day of December next.
Sir Jo. Corbett versus E. Bridgewater, etc.
Ordered, That the Cause of Sir Jo. Corbett, against
the Earl of Bridgewater and others, transmitted from
the House of Commons, shall be heard in this House
the 9th of December next.
Dr. Scott's Cause.
Ordered, That Dr. Scott's Cause shall be heard before the Lords Committees for Petitions, the 9th of
Busby and Smith in Error.
Ordered, That the Writ of Error between Busby
and Smith shall be argued in this House by Counsel the
11th of December next.
Ordered, That Mr. Andrewes Cause shall be heard
before the Lords Committees for Petitions, the 8th of
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum
videlicet, diem Jovis, 28m diem instantis Octobris, hora
12a, Dominis sic decernentibus.