House of Lords Journal Volume 6
22 March 1644

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 22 March 1644', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 6: 1643 (1767-1830), pp. 481. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=37480 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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DIE Veneris, videlicet, 22 die Martii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Wilson.

Lords present this Day:

Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.

L. General.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Lyncolne.
L. Viscount Say & Seale,
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Suffolke.
Ds. Howard,
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Wharton.

Ld. Dacres, Leave to be absent.

Ordered, That the Lord Dacres hath Leave to go down to his own House in the County of Southsex, about his Occasions there.

Answer from the H. C.

The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:

That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, touching the Ordinance concerning the Weekly Meal.

E. of Arundel's Assessment.

Ordered, That the levying the One Thousand Pounds assessed upon the Earl of Arrundell shall be respited until this House hath considered of his Petition.

Archbishop of Canterbury's Trial.

This House proceeded in the Trial against the Archbishop of Canterbury, upon the Third Article of the First Charge, and the Third Article in the Second Charge:

"3. He hath, by Letters, Messages, Threats, Promises, and divers other Ways, to Judges and other Ministers of Justice, interrupted and perverted, and at other Times, by the Means aforesaid, hath endeavoured to interrupt and pervert, the Course of Justice, in His Majesty's Courts at Westm. and other Courts, to the Subversion of the Laws of this Kingdom, whereby sundry of His Majesty's Subjects have been stopt in their just Suits, and deprived of their lawful Rights, and subjected to his Tyrannical Will, to their utter Ruin and Destruction.

"That the said Archbishop, to advance the Canons of the Church, and Power Ecclesiastical, above the Law of the Land, and to pervert and hinder the Course of Justice, hath, at divers Times within the said Time, by his Letters, and other undue Means and Solicitations used to Judges, opposed and stopped the granting of His Majesty's Writs of Prohibition, where the same ought to have been granted, for Stay of Proceedings in the Ecclesiastical Court, whereby Justice hath been delayed and hindered, and the Judges diverted from doing their Duties."

The First Particular of (fn. *) Colchester was the First: The (fn. †) Witnesses were, Sam. Burroughes and Mr. Ric'd Aske, &c.

The Committee that managed the Evidence desired that the Testimony of Mr. Huntly, and the Evidence concerning the Hindrance of issuing out Prohibition, may be reserved until some other Time.

Ordered, That the Archbishop shall make Answer to so much of the Evidence as was delivered this Morning, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon.

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 4 a post meridiem.

Post meridiem.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Wilson.

Lords present:

Ds. Grey de Wark, Speaker.

Comes Northumb.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Sarum,
L. General,
Comes Lyncolne.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Berkley.

Carvaial's Petition, against Hempson.

Ordered, That the Petition of Ferdinando Carvyall, &c. against Peter Hempson, shall be referred to the Examination of these Lords following, who are to hear both Parties, and report their Opinions to this House:

Comes Northumb.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Rutland.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Wharton.
Any Two, to meet on Monday Morning.

Archbishop of Canterbury's Trial.

The Archbishop of Canterbury was brought to the Bar, to make his Answer to the Evidence delivered against him this Morning.

And then Mr. Maynard replied.

Ordered, That this House will proceed further against the Archbishop of Canterbury on Thursday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock.

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 9 a cras.

Footnotes

* Origin. Coohester.
Origin. Witness.