Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 2 mensis Decembris:
HODIE 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to avoid trisling and frivolous Suits in Law, in Her Majesty's Courts at Westm.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Denization of certain Persons.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Observation of certain Orders in the Exchequer, set down and established by Virtue of Her Majesty's Privy Seal.
The Bill concerning the Suppressing of the Multitude of Alehouses, etc. was this Day returned to the House by the Lord Treasurer, with certain Amendments.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem crastinum, 3m diem Decembris, hora octava.
Secundo die Decembris. Earl Shrewsbury's Privilege.
This Day, William Crayford (by whose Procurement and Assistance William Vaughan, the Earl of Shrewsburie's Servant, was arrested and committed to Newgate) was brought into the House by the Serjeant at Arms, together with the Keeper of Newgate, and one Millington, an Attorney, the said Crayford's Master, as also the Under Sheriff of Middlesex, and another Person that was Fellow Bailiff with Crayford in arresting the said William Vaughan; all which Persons having been heard particularly by the Lords; and the said Millington, the Under Sheriff, and Crayford's Fellow Bailiff, protesting that they knew not the said Vaughan to be a Man privileged by the Parliament at the Time of his Arrest; it was Ordered by the Court, That the said Millington, the Under Sheriff, and the said Bailiff, should be dismissed for that Cause; but for as much as, by the Confession of the Under Sheriff, it did plainly appear to the Lords, that the said Crayford had very maliciously, and upon unnecessary Suits (that did not concern himself), prosecuted the serving and laying of sundry Executions upon William Vaughan, it was thought meet, and so Ordered, That he should be committed to the Prison of The Fleet; and because also the Keeper of Newgate, having seen their Lordships Order, by the Hands of the Serjeant at Arms, for the bringing of the said Prisoner, did not perform the same (pretending that he could not with his Safety remove him out of Prison, being in Execution), he was in like sort committed to The Fleet, for neglecting the said Order: And for the said Prisoner William Vaughan, the Lords Resolved to enter into some further Consideration for the bringing of him before them into the House; and thereupon their Resolution concerning the same was respited till some other Time.