House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 23 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 Jovis, 23 die Aprilis,

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntun, præsentes fuerunt :

p. Archiepus. Cortuar.
Archiepus. Eborum.
Epus. Dunelim.
p. Epus. Winton.
Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Cestriæ.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Co. et Lich.
p. Epus. Glouc.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
Epus. Carliol.
p. Epus. Assaphen.
p. Epus. Bacth. et Wells.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Heress.
p. Epus. Elien.
Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Bristoll.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Petriburgen.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Mag Sigilli.
p. Epus. London, Ds. Thesaur. Angliæ.
p. Comes Manchester, Ds. Custos. Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Winton.
p. Comes Lyndsey, Mag Camerar. Angliæ.
Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Maresc. Angliæ, et Senesc Hospitii.
p. Comes Northumbriæ, Mag Admirallus. Angliæ.
p. Comes Pembrooke, Camerar. Hospitii.
Comes Salop.
Comes Kanc.
Comes Derbiæ.
Comes Wigorn.
p. Comes Rutland.
Comes Cumbr.
Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes Bathon.
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 Somersett.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Leicestriæ.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwiciæ.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes March.
p. Comes Carlile.
p. Comes Denbeigh.
p. Comes Bristoll.
Comes Midd.
p. Comes Holland.
p. Comes Clare.
p. Comes Bollingbrooke.
Comes Westmerland.
p. Comes Berkes.
Comes Cleveland.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Danby.
p. Comes Mounmoth.
Comes Marlborough.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Newcastle.
Comes Dover.
p. Comes Petriburgen.
Comes Stanford.
Comes Kingstone.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Newport.
Comes Chesterfeild.
p. Comes Thanett.
p. Comes St. Albanes.
p. Comes Portland.
p. Comes Strofford.
Vicecomes Mountague.
Vicecomes Purbecke.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
Vicecomes Conway.
p. Vicecomes Campden.
p. Ds. Mowbray.
p. Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Abergavenny.
p. Ds. Awdley.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Barkley.
Ds. Morley et Mounteag.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Vaux.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Crumwell.
Ds. Evre.
Ds. Wharton.
p. Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Pagett.
p. Ds. North.
Ds. Gerrard.
p. Ds. Stanhope.
Ds. Arundell de War.
p. Ds. Kymbolton.
p. Ds. Newneham Paddox.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Mountague de Bough.
p. Ds. Gray de Warke.
p. Ds. Deincourt.
p. Ds. Roberts.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Fawconbridg.
p. Ds. Lovelace.
p. Ds. Pawlett.
Ds. Harvey.
Ds. Brudnell.
p. Ds. Maynard.
p. Ds. Coventry.
p. Ds. Howard de Escr.
p. Ds. Goringe.
p. Ds. Mohun.
p. Ds. Savill.
Ds. Botiler.
Ds. Dunsmore.
Ds. Powisse.
p. Ds. Herbert de Cher.
Ds. Cottington.


Bp of Salisbury's Absence excused.

This Day the Lord Bishop of Sarum was excused, being sick.

Ld Starhope's Privilege.

Saunderson's Arrest.

The Right Honourable Charles Lord Stanhope averred, under his Honour's Hand and Seal, according to an Or der made by this Honourable Court, That Anthony Saun derson is his menial Servant, and employed in divers necessary Affairs; whereupon it was Ordered, All the Parties mentioned in the Petition to be sent for.

Counterfeit Protections.

The Examination of Edward Bradshaw, taken by the Lord Chief Justice, dated the Three and Twentieth of April, was read; wherein is set forth, That the said Bradshaw did counterfeit the Hand and Seal of the Right Honourable the Lord Morley and Mounteagle, in Three several Protections, and did sell them, for Three Pounds, to one Kenaston; and, the said Bradshaw kneeling as a Delinquent at the Bar, the Lord Keeper, by Direction of the House, did pronounce, That the said Bradshaw should be presently committed to The Tlcet, and stand in the Pillory Tomorrow, at Eleven of the Clock, both at Westminster and Cheapeside, and fined One Hundred Pounds, and to be sent to the House of Correction, and there to remain until he find sufficient Sureties to be bound for his good Behaviour; but it was Ordered, That Kynaston and the Seal cutter should be released.

E of Strafford introduced.

The Earl of Strafford was brought into the House, between the Earl of Clare and the Earl of Cleveland; and having presented his Patent, upon his Knee, unto the Lord Keeper, it was delivered unto the Clerk, and afterwards he was brought to his Place, next below the Earl of Portland.

Publick Houses and Disorders by Footmen &c.

It was moved, That, in regard of the late Disorders and Abuses of Footmen and Pages (fn. 1) having been committed in Taverns and Alehouses adjoining near the High Court of Parliament, contrary to the Orders of this House; it (fn. 2) be committed to the Consideration of these Lords fol lowing, to prevent such Abuses hereafter, and they to present the same to the House.

The Names of the Committees :

L. Chamberlain
L of Dorsett.
Ds. North.
Ds. Mountague.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Savile.

To meet Tomorrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, they or any Four of them.

Report from the Conference concerning the Fast.

The Lord Chamberlain reported to the House, Tha, according to the Directions of this House Yesterday, the Lords Committees concerning a Conference with the House of Commons about the Fast did meet; but the Committees of the House of Commons came without any Order or Commission to treat of a Day certain, and so returned to acquaint the House, and to return an Answer as this Day.

Queens Bill.

The Lord Privy Seal reported the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Confirmation of several Letters Patents, made by our Sovereign Lord the King, and other Grants made to His Majesty's Dearest Consort, etc. which is conceived fit to pass, with some certain Additions and Amendments, which were read Twice and approved, and inserted by the Clerk, and afterwards Ordered to be ingrossed.

Maintenance of Hospital, &c.

These Lords were added to the Committee for Hos pitals :

L. Privy Seal.
E. of Rutland.
L Bp. of Chester.
L. Bp. of Co. and Litchfeild.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Deincourt.

Mr. Justice Barkley ordered to attend.

The greater Number, or any Seven of them, to meet Tomorrow; videlicet, the Twenty fourth Day of April, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.

Dressing Cloths.

Secunda vice lecta est Billa, An Act for better Dress ing of Cloths, etc.

And committed to.

L. Archbp of Cantuar.
L. Treasurer
L Privy Seal.
E. Bathon.
E. Hartford.
E. Clore.
E. Peterborough.
E. of Strafford.
L. Bp. Exon.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bristoll.
Ds. Mowbray.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Mountague.
Ds. Goringe.
Attendants, Mr. Justice Rceve,
Mr. Baron Weston.

They, or any Seven of them, to meet Satur day next, in the Afternoon, at Two o'Clock, in the Painted Chamber.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par liamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Veneris, 24m diem instantis Aprilis, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.


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