House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 13 November 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 Veneris, videlicet, 13 die Novembris.


Earl of Cleveland's Privilege. Dixon's Habeas corpus staid.

It was moved, That the Habeas corpus awarded for Robert Dixon, Servant to the Right Honourable the Earl of Cleveland, be stopt, until the said Earl comes to Town; and so Ordered.

Benson to be sent for, to answer scandalous Words against the Lords Commissioners, for treating with the Commissioners of Scotland.

The Lord Savill moved the House, That whereas the Lords Commissioners appointed by His Majesty to treat with the Commissioners of Scotland at Rippon, about weighty Affairs, wherein their Lordships have performed their Duties carefully and faithfully; and the same being Yesterday reported by the Earl of Bristoll to both Houses of Parliament, and approved, that their Lordships the Commissioners have clearly and truly declared the several Proceedings; yet one Robert Benson, an Attorney at Law, hath taken upon him the Boldness to traduce all the aforesaid Lords Commissioners and their Service, and hath publicly scandalized their Lordships with base Terms, as calling their Lordships "base covenanting Lords," etc. for which the House did Order that the said Robert Benson should be speedily sent for; and, in case he doth not confess the Words, that the Witnesses shall be sent for.

Queen's Jointure Bill

The Lord Archbishop of Cant. reported the Queen's Bill, with one Amendment; which being read first without the Amendment, and afterwards being read Twice after the Amendment inserted, and Agreed unto, it was Ordered, That the Bill should be ingrossed.

Report of the Earl of Strafford's Commitment certified to the King.

The Earl of Bristoll reported to the House, That, according to their Lordships Directions, the Earl Marshal, Earl of Bedford, Earl of Essex, Earl of Cambridge, Earl of Holland, and himself, did Yesterday wait on His Majesty, to give him an Account of what had passed concerning the Earl of Strafford, and His Majesty answered, That, if He had any Thing to signify to their Lordships for Expedition in that Business, He would do it by the usual Way, by the Lord Keeper.

Report of the Conference concerning the Proceedings at York and Rippon

The Lord Keeper reported to the House the Effect of the Conference Yesterday with the Committee of both Houses, touching the Proceedings at Yorke, and of the Lords Commissioners with the Scottish Commissioners at Rippon.

The Lord Keeper, ending his Report, moved the House, That the Lords Commissioners might have Thanks from their Lordships, for their great Pains: and that the Narration of their Proceedings, which was Yesterday reported to both Houses, may be approved of by this House; and Ordered it should be so entered.

Earl of Salisbury's Privilege Floyd's Arrest.

Perbery punished.

One Thomas Perbery was brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent, at whose Suit Hugh Floyde, menial Servant to the Right Honourable the Earl of Sarum, was arrested by John Clarke, contrary to the Privileges of Parliament, and the said John Clarke, Bailiff, being told by Edward Perryn, and Thomas Thornehill (who affirmed the same upon Oath), that the said Hugh Floyd was protected by the Earl of Sarum, his Lord; answered them in a contemptuous and scornful Manner, that the said Earl might protect his Horses, if he would; whereupon it was Ordered, That the said Thomas Perbery should be committed to Prison, there to remain until he hath paid all the Charges of the said Hugh Floyd in this Suit, and until their Lordships Pleasure be further known. And it was further Ordered, That the said John Clarke shall ride upon a Jade, with his Face towards the Horse-tail, from The New Palace in Westminster, to The Old Exchange in London, with a Paper on his Head, declaring his Offence, on Monday Morning next, the 16th of this present November; and likewise that the said Hugh Floyd shall forthwith be released out of Prison, and the Action discharged.

Earl of Winchelsea's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the enabling of the Sale and Leasing of Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Thomas late Earl of Winchelsea.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 14m diem instantis Novembris, Dominis sic decernentibus.