House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 18 April 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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DIE Sabbati, 18 Aprilis,

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribun ur, præsentes fuerunt :

p. Princeps.
p. Archiepus. Cantuar.
Archiepus. Eborum.
Epus. Dunelium.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestriæ.
Epus. Lincoln.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Co. et Litch.
p. Epus. Glouc.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
Epus. Carliol.
p. Epus. Assaphen.
p. Epus. Bath. et Well.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Hereff.
p. Epus. Elien.
Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Bristoll.
p. Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Petriburgen.
p. Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Mag Sigilli
p. Epus. London. Ds. Thesaui Angliæ.
p. Comes Maunchester, Ds. Custos. Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Winton.
p. Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerar. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Maresc. Angliæ, et Senesc Hospitii.
p. Comes Northumbriæ, Magnus Admirallus. Angliæ.
p. Comes Pembrooke, Camerar Hospitii.
Comes Salop.
Comes Kanc.
Comes Derbiæ.
Comes Wigorn.
p. Comes Rutland.
Comes Cumbr.
Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntington.
p. Comes Bathon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Hartford.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincolne.
p. Comes Nottingham.
Comes Suff.
p. Comes Dorsett.
p. Comes Sarum.
Comes Exon.
Comes Sumersett.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Leicester.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwiciæ.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes March.
p. Comes Carlile.
p. Comes Denbeigh.
p. Comes Bristow.
Comes Midd.
p. Comes Holland.
p. Comes Clare.
p. Comes Bollingebrooke.
Comes Westmerland.
p. Comes Berkes.
p. Comes Cleveland.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Danby.
p. Comes Mounmouth.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Newcastle.
p. Comes Dover.
p. Comes Petriburg.
Comes Stanford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnaroan.
p. Comes Newport.
Comes Chesterfeild.
p. Comes Thanett.
p. Comes St. Albanes.
p. Comes Portland.
Comes Strafford.
Vicecomes Montague.
Vicecomes Purbeck.
Vicecomes Say et Seale.
Vicecomes Conway.
p. Vicecomes Camden.
p. Ds. Mowbrey.
p. Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Aberganney.
p. Ds. Audley.
p. Ds. Strange.
Ds. Barkley.
Ds. Morley et Montea.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Vaux.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Crumwell.
Ds. Evre.
p. Ds. Wharton.
p. Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Pagett.
p. Ds. North.
Ds. Gerrard.
Ds. Stanhop.
Ds. Arundell de War.
p. Ds. Kymbolton.
Ds. Newenham Paddox.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Mountague de Boughton.
p. Ds. Gray de Warke.
p. Ds. Deynecourt.
Ds. Roberts.
Ds. Craven.
p. Ds. Fawconbridge.
Ds. Lovelace.
p. Ds. Pawlett.
p. Ds. Harvey.
Ds. Brudnell.
p. Ds. Maynard.
p. Ds. Coventrie.
p. Ds. Howard de Escr.
p. Ds. Goringe.
p. Ds. Mohun.
p. Ds. Savile.
Ds. Botiler.
p. Ds. Dunsmore.
Ds. Powisse.
p. Ds. Herbert de Cher.
p. Ds. Cottington.


Lord Chief Justice of the King s Bench appointed Speaker during the Lord Keeper s Absence.

Memorandum, That, by reason of the Want of Health and Indisposition of the Lord Keeper, a Commission was awarded to Sir John Brampston, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, under the Broad Seal, to execute the same Place, the which Commission was read in these Words as followeth :


His Commission.

"Charles, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, Fraunce, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc. to our Trusty and Well beloved Sir John Bramston, Knight, Chief Justice of the Pleas before Us to be holden, Greeting.

"Whereas Our Right Trusty and Right Well be loved Counsellor John Lord Finch, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, is at this Time so visited with Sickness, that he is not able to travel to the Upper House of this Our present Parliament holden at Westminster, nor there to supply the Room and Place, in the said Upper House, among the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, as to the Office of Lord Chancellor, or the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, hath been accustomed; We, minding the same Place and Room to be supplied in all Things as appertainctn, for and during every Time of his Absence, have named and appointed you, and by these Presents do constitute, name, appoint, and authorise you, from Day to Day, and Time to Time, when and so often as the said Lord Keeper shall happen, at any Time or Times, during this present Parliament, to be absent from his accustomed Place in the said Upper House, to occupy, use, and supply the said Room and Place of the said Lord Keeper, in the said Upper House, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, at every such Day and Time of his Absence, and then and there, at every such Time, to do and execute all such Things as the said Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England should or might do, if he were there personally present, using and supplying the same Room; wherefore We will and command you, the said Sir John Brampston, to attend to the Doing and Execution of the Premises with Effect And these Our Letters Patents shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same, in every Behalf In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself, at Westm the Sixteenth Day of April, in the Sixteenth Year of Our Reign.


Lords introduced.

This Day, the Lord Viscount Campden was brought into the House, in this Manner: videlicet,.

Lord Camden.

The Gentleman Usher with his Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, and the Earl Marshal, going before, was brought in between the Earl of Thanett and the Lord Newneham Paddox; and the Writ being delivered upon the Knce to the Lord Chief Justice, he delivered it to the Clerk, and then the Lord Viscount Campden, being in his Robes, was brought to his Place.

The Prince.

This Day the Prince his Highness's Writ of Summons was read.

Lord Awdley.

This Day was brought into the House, with the like Ceremony as the Lord Viscount Campden was, the Lord Awdley, between the Lord Strange and the Lord New neham Paddox; and, because he came in upon Resti tution, his Patent was thought fit to be read, which bears, "Teste tertio die Junii, Anno Caroli Regis "Nono" And afterwards was placed next above the Lord Strange.

After the same Manner was the Lord Cottington brought into the House, between the Lord Mowbray and the Lord Strange; and his Patent being delivered by Garter unto the Lord Chief Justice, it was delivered unto the Clerk, but not read; and the Lord Cotting ton was brought to his Place next below the Lord Herbert.

The House called.

The Names of those Lords who were absent this Day when the House was called, and in what Manner their Absence was excused:

The Lord Powis, sick, but will come.
The Lord Boteler, a Minor.
The Lord Brudnell, excused for 7 or 8 Days.
The Lord Pawlett, sick, but will come.
The Lord Lovelace, excused for a while.
The Lord Craven, King s Leave to be absent; Extra Regnum.
The Lord Arundell of Wardour, a Proxy shall be sent.
The Lord Stanhope, his Mother is dead, but will come.
The Lord Gherrard, hath sent his Proxy, Mort.
The Lord Evre, hath sent his Proxy.
The Lord Crumwell, Extra Regnum.
The Lord Windsor, hath sent his Proxy.
The Lord Vaux, hath sent his Proxy, Extra Regnum.
The Lord Stourton, hath sent his Proxy.
The Lord Dudley, hath sent his Proxy.
The Lord Morley, hath sent his Proxy.
The Lord Barkley, a Proxy will be sent.
The Lord Abergavenny, a Proxy will be sent.
The Lord Bishop of Chichester, with the Prince.
The Lord Bishop of St. Davies, a Proxy shall be sent.
The Lord Bishop of Lincolne.
The Lord Bishop of Carlile, Leave of Absence, but will be here shortly.
The Lord Bishop of Chester, comes with the Earl of Strofford.
The Lord Bishop of Worscester, hath sent his Proxy.
The Lord Bishop of Durham, commanded by the King to return back.
Viscount Connaway, a Proxy shall be sent.
Viscount Purbecke, not well, a Proxy shall be sent.
Viscount Montague, a Proxy shall be sent.
The Earl of Strafford, coming.
The Earl of Chesterfeild, a Proxy.
The Earl of Carnarvan, sick.
The Earl of Kingston, not in Town, but will come.
The Earl of Stanford, Proxy.
The Earl of Newcastle, with the Prince, and will be present as often as he may.
The Earl of Marleborough, Proxy.
The Earl of Danby, Proxy will be sent.
The Earl of Mulgrave, Proxy.
The Earl of Westmerland, will shortly come.
The Earl of Middlesex.
The Earl of Leicester, Proxy.
The Earl of Somersett, Proxy.
The Earl of Excester, Proxy.
The Earl of Suffolke, sick, but will come.
The Earl of Sussex, Proxy.
The Earl of Cumberland, Proxy.
The Earl of Worcester, Proxy.
The Earl of Darby, Proxy.
The Earl of Kent, Proxy.
The Earl of Shrewsbury, will send his Proxy.
Archbishop of Yorke, Proxy.
Lord Keeper, sick.
The Prince.

Consideration of the Common Prayer Book of the House referred to a Committee.

The Lord Privy Seal moved the House, That he had observed, in the Common Prayer Book appointed to be read in the House, certain Words, which he conceived to be improperly applied to the Church of England, and, after some Debate, it was committed to the Com mittees ensuing: videlicet,

The Names of the Lords Committees :

The L. Archbp of Cant.
L. Treasurer.
L. Privy Seal.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Hartford.
E. of Warwick.
E. of Bristoll.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
L. Bp. of Sarum.
L. Bp. of Exon.
L. Bp. of Norwich
L. Kymbolton.
L. Gray de Werke.
L. Roberts.
Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas,
Mr. Justice Crooke,
Mr. Justice Crawley,
Mr. Attorney General,
To attend the Lords.

To meet presently, in the Committee Chamber.

Report from the Committee.

The Lord Archbishop of Cant reported to the House, That the Lords Committes have considered of the Words mentioned in the Book of Common Prayers, appointed for the Higher House of Parliament, and do find that the Words are not, "The Catnolick Church of England:" That the Words "Catholick Church" are not to be re rained unto the Place, as if there were no other Church but the Church of England; but they are to be understood of the Catholick Faith professed by the Church of Eng land, and so we understand them It was Agreed by the Lords Committees, That the Words might stand, in this Acceptation.

It was moved, That the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in the High Court of Parliament assembled, might take the Oath of Alegiance upon Monday, next.

Doctor Man waring Bishop of St. Daves.

This Day was read the Declration (fn. 1) of the House of Commons, made Tertio Caroli Regis, against Doctor Man waring, since Lord Bishop of St. Davies, and likewise the Sentence pronounced against him by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the High Court of Parliament, which is committed to the Consideration of the Lords of the Grand Committee for Privileges; and it was moved, That what can be alledged on the said Lord Bishop of St. Davids Part, either by Pardon, Licence, or otherwise, that it may be produced and seen at the Sitting of the Lords Committees, for their full and clear Understanding and better Expedition in the Business.


Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius, Locum tenens Domini Cancellarii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continun dum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, vicesmo die Aprilis, nona hora Aurora, Dominis sic decernent bus.


  • 1. Deest in Origin.