House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 9 December 1640

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 9 December 1640', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 107. British History Online [accessed 13 April 2024]


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DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 9 die Decembris.


E Marshal excused.

Earl Marshal excused for being absent.

Smith's Submission to the E. of Stanford.

It was moved, That Joseph Smith, Clerk, should, at the Bar, make such Submission to the Earl of Stanford, as is thought fit by the Lords Committees for Petitions; which was, That he should, with humble Submission, confess that he hath wronged the Earl of Stanford; and to crave his Lordship's Pardon, and confess that he was sorry for it.


The said Smith was called in, and made the aforesaid Confession openly at the Bar; and further, the Lord Keeper told him from the House, that he must not hereafter hunt nor hawk, it being against the Law for his Profession so to do.

Woolsley's &c. Submission, and are discharged.

It was Ordered, That Captain Devereux Woolsley, and James Duport, Gentleman, and Richard Dudley, Gentleman, having made their Submission to the Earl of Stanford, before the Lords Committees, shall be discharged from any further Trouble or Attendance in this Business.

L. Herbert Leave to speak with the E. of Strafford.

Lord Herbert asked Leave of the House to go speak with the Earl of Strafford at The Tower, about some Business of his own in Ireland (fn. 1).

E. of Cambridge sent to him by His Majesty.

Earl of Cambridge signified to the House, That, upon Saturday last, by Command from His Majesty, he went to The Tower, to speak with the Earl of Strafford about Business; which he thought fit now to acquaint the House with.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 10m diem instantis Decembris, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. After this, the Proceedings relative to the Earl of Strafford are only crossed on the Journal, and are very legible.