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 Sabbati, videlicet, 14 die Maii:
Manor of Winslow and its Members.
THE Bill, intituled, An Act for the ascertaining of Fines upon Admittance, or Tender of Admittance, to any Copyhold or Customary Estates, of the Manor of Winslowe, and the Members thereof, in the County of Bucks, according to a Decree thereof made in the High Court of Chancery the 25th Day of November last past, by Consent of Lord and Tenants, was returned this Day into the House, by the Earl of Rutland, first of the Committees, with certain Amendments thought meet to be added; which Amendments were presently Twice read, and thereupon the Bill, with the said Amendments, appointed to be ingrossed.
Earl of Salisbury's Absence excused.
The Absence of the Earl of Salisburie excused, by reason of Sickness or Indisposition of Health, in his Lordship.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Elizabeth Murraye, Wife of John Murraye, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Bed-chamber.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of James Maxwell, Esquire, one of the Gentlemen Ushers Daily Waiters to (fn. 1) His Majesty in ordinary.
Lord Clifton's Privilege. Kember's Arrest.
This Day George Kember, Servant to the Lord Clefton, who, on Monday last, the 9th of this Instant May, by his Petition, complained against William Peto, for procuring him to be arrested, contrary to the Honour and Privege of this House, came, as by their Lordships he was formerly appointed, to justify his said Complaint; and the said Peto was at this Time also brought to the Bar, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer his Offence and Contempt aforesaid. Whereupon the Petition of the said Kember being openly read by the Clerk of the Parliament, forasmuch as it appeared that the Petitioner had already been sworn to the Truth of his said Petition, before Mr. Dr. Ridley, one of the Masters of the Chancery attending this High Court, and now present; and for that the said Peto could not say any Thing to give their Lordships Satisfaction to the Contrary, nor allege sufficient Matter to justify the said Arrest; the Court therefore Ordered, That the said George Kember shall be forthwith discharged and delivered of the said Arrest, according the Privilege of Parliament; and the said William Peto, for his Contempt, to be committed to the Prison of The Fleet
Upon opening of Kember's Petition against Peto, last before-mentioned, it was proposed by the Lord Chancellor, and by all the Lords without Opposition Agreed, That any Lord, a Member of this House, being absent with Licence, and having made a Proxy, may enjoy the Privilege of this House for his Servants, as if such Lord were personally present, and attending this Court.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 16m diem Maii, hora nona.