Die Jovis, 18 Feb. 1640.
ORDERED, That the Petition from the County
of Worcester be referred to the Committee for
Lluellin was called in; and did avow the Petition.
Hanmer's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Sir Tho. Hanmer Baronet,
and John Puleston Esquire, was read; and avowed by
the Petitioners; and referred to the Committee for the
Marches of Wales.
The humble Petition of Wm. Hill Gentleman, was read;
and referred to the Committee of the Earl of Straford.
Ordered, That Edward Winkley, who served Sir
Martin Lister, a Member of this House, with an Order
out of the Court of Wards, contrary to the Privileges,
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, to answer his
Breach, of the Privilege of this House.
Member to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Godfrey Bosevile
Esquire shall sit as a Member of this House for the Town
of Warwick, till his Election be farther questioned and
determined; and that all the Indentures, Writs, and Certificates, be taken off the File; except that Indenture,
which was returned by the Bailiffs to the Sheriff.
A Prisoner to be delivered to the Serjeant.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of London be required,
from this House, to take some Course, that Mr. Rich.
Lloyd, a Divine, now a Prisoner in the Compter, be forthwith delivered into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms
attendant on this House, to be brought hither To-morrow
Morning, to answer such Matters as shall be objected
Preventing Disorders in Committee Rooms.
Ordered, That the Warden of the Fleet, the Ushers of
the several Courts, where Committees shall sit, or any
other whom it may concern, be commanded, from this
House, that some of their Servants do attend the Committees, to regulate and prevent such Disorders, as are
committed by disorderly Multitudes, that press in: And,
in case any Man shall refuse to depart the Room (being
required) or shall interrupt, that his Name shall be taken,
and returned to the House, to take such Order with him,
as they shall think fit.
Petitions from St. Alban's, &c.
Ordered, That the Petition, preferred by divers of the
Inhabitants of the Town of St. Albans, against Tho.
Conisby, Esquire, and the said Mr. Conisbye's Petition,
and another Petition from divers others the Inhabitants
of the Town of St. Albans, be referred to the Committee
for Sir Lewis Dives: And that Mr. Conisby may, in the
mean time, go at Liberty upon his own Bail.
Serj. Wilde, &c.
Ordered, That the Business, that concerns Mr. Serjeant
Wilde, and Sir H. Herbert, be heard on Tuesday Morning
Sequestering E. of Straford.
A Message from the Lords, by Justice Heath and the
The Lords do desire a Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, concerning the Sequestring of the Earl
of Straford from his Offices: They desire it presently,
in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers, That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give them a Meeting presently, as is
desired, by a Committee of the whole House.
Sir W. Erle, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Hide, are appointed Reporters
of this Conference.
Proceedings against E. of Straford.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Heath and
The Lords desire a free Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, touching the Proceedings against the
Earl of Straford: They desire it presently, in the Painted
Chamber, if it may stand with the Occasions of this
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; That this
House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and will give a Meeting for a free Conference, by
a Committee of the whole House, concerning the Proceedings against the Earl of Straford, presently, as is
The Reporters of the last Conference are appointed
likewise for this; with the Addition of Mr. Pimme and
Mr. Pimme reports from the free Conference.
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Upon Mr. Pimme's Report, it was Ordered, That this
Committee, Sir Walth. Erle, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Mr. Hollis,
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Hide, Mr. Pimme, Mr.
Maynard, Mr. Selden, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Whittlock, Sir
Simond D'Ewes, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Hampden,
do take into Consideration the whole Matter of the
Report of the free Conference, now made by Mr. Pimme;
and also what concerns the Right of the Commons in
the Proceedings in the Lords House against the Earl
of Straford; and what concerns the Kingdom in general,
in the Legality of those Proceedings: And they are
likewise to consider, what is fit for the Commons to
claim, in Cases of Impeachments: And they are to
meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.