House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 30 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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'House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 30 April 1640', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 73-74. British History Online [accessed 12 April 2024]


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DIE Jovis, videlicet, 30 die Aprilis,

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt.

p. Archiepus. Cant.
Archiepus. Eborum.
Epus. Dunelium.
p. Epus. Winton.
Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Cestriæ.
Epus. Lincolne.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Co. et Litch.
p. Epus. Glouc.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
Epus. Carliol.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
p. Epus. Bath et Wells.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Hereff.
p. Epus. Elien.
Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Bristoll.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Petriburg.
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 Lindsey, Mag. Camerar. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundelet Surr. Comes Maresc. Angliæ; et Senesc. Hospitii.
p. Comes Northumbriæ, Magnus Admirall. Angliæ.
p. Comes Pembrooke, Camerar Hospitii.
Comes Salop.
Comes Kanc.
Comes Derby.
Comes Wigorn.
p. Comes Rutland.
Comes Cumbr.
Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes Bathon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Hartford.
p. Comes Esex.
p. Comes Lincolne.
p. Comes Nottingham.
Comes Suffolke.
p. Comes Dorset.
p. Comes Sarum.
Comes Exon.
Comes Somerset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwiciæ.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes March.
Comes Carlisle.
p. Comes Denbigh.
p. Comes Bristoll.
Comes Midd.
p. Comes Holland.
p. Comes Clare.
p. Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Westmerland.
p. Comes Berkes.
Comes Cleeveland.
Comes Moulgrave.
Comes Danby.
p. Comes Mounmouth.
Comes Marleborough.
p. Comes Rivers.
p. Comes Newcastle.
Comes Dover.
p. Comes Petriburg.
Comes Stanford.
Comes Kingston.
p. Comes Carnarvan.
p. Comes Newport.
Comes Chesterfeild.
p. Comes Thannet.
p. Comes St. Albanes.
Comes Portland.
Comes Strafford.
Vicecomes Mountague.
Vicecomes Purbecke.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
Vicecomes Conway.
p. Vicecomes Campden.
p. Ds. Mawbray.
p. Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Abergaveney.
p. Ds. Audley.
p. Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Morley et Mount.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Vaux.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Cromewell.
Ds. Evre.
p. Ds. Wharton.
p. Ds. Willoughby Par.
p. Ds. Paget.
p. Ds. North.
Ds. Gerrard.
p. Ds. Stanhope.
Ds. Arundell de War.
p. Ds. Kimbolton.
p. Ds. Newneham Paddox.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Mountague de Boughton.
p. Ds. Gray de Warke.
p. Ds. Deincourt.
p. Ds. Roberts.
Ds. Craven.
p. Ds. Fawconbridge.
Ds. Lovelace.
p. Ds. Pawlet.
Ds. Harvey.
Ds. Brudnell.
p. Ds. Mainard.
p. Ds. Coventry.
p. Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
p. Ds. Goreinge.
p. Ds. Savile.
Ds. Botiler.
p. Ds. Dunsmore.
p. Ds. Powis.
p. Ds. Herbert de Cher.
p. Ds. Cottington.


Chairman of a Committee of the whole House.

It was moved, That whereas Yesterday there was One Point left undebated, That it might be the Work of this Day to bring that unto some Conclusion; and, because it was alledged, that there was much Time spent in the former in bringing it to a Head; therefore it was Ordered, for the better expediting of Matters hereafter in the like Manner, That the Lords Committees of the Grand Committee for Privileges do take it into Consideration, Whether, upon Adjournment of the House into a Committee, it be not necessary there be one appointed, to sit in nature of a Speaker, to recollect and gather together the Heads of those Matters that are propounded, the better to prepare Business for a Conclusion.

House in a Committee, to consider of the pretended Breach of Privilege of the H. C.


The House being put into a Committee, the Matter which was treated of was, Whether the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in the High Court of Parliament assembled, taking Notice of what the King's Majesty in Person delivered to their Lordships in the High Court of Parliament, to be done in the House of Commons, and their Lordships not taking any Notice of any Thing done by any Member of that House, was a Breach of the Privileges of the House of Commons; and, after a full and free Debate of the Business, the House was resumed, and the Point was put to the Question; and it was Resolved, upon the Question, by the Major Part, That it was no Breach of the Privileges of the House of Commons, for their Lordships to hear what His Majesty declared to their Lordships, and thereupon to report the same to the House of Commons.

Heads for another Conferences to be prepared.

The Lords Committees; videlicet, the Lord Keeper, the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Privy Seal, Earl Marshal, Earl Bristoll, Earl Strafford, and the Lord Cottington, appointed to meet this Afternoon, at the Council Chamber at Whitehall, to draw up and prepare Heads against the Conference with the House of Commons.

Keeper of the Records in The Tower to attend the House.

Ordered, That Notice be given to the Keeper of His Majesty's Records in The Tower of London, to attend this House To-morrow Morning, between Eight and Nine of the Clock, with the original Record of 9 (fn. 1) Henry IV. of the Indemnity of the Peers and Commons, and 2 Richard II.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Veneris, 1m diem Maii 1640, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Deest in Origin.