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But, after all these great Promises from the King, it appears that his Majesty meant nothing by them; for we find the Cardinal was no fooner retreated to Efher, but he was intirely neglected, nothing being thought of but how to carry on Profecutions against him in the most effectual Manner, which were begun by Mr. Hales, Attorney General, before the Cardinal left York-place. This Lawyer drew up an Information againft him on the Statute of Premunire, for holding his Legatine Court by Vritue of the Pope's Authority, and deciding Causes there, which ought to have been determined in the King's Court. Befides this Information Mr. Attorney afterwards drew up and preferred another


Here we shall give the Reader a Lift of their Honours the Mafters of the Rolls, and the other Mafters in Chancery, from the Restoration of King Charles the IId to this Time, with the Times of their Admiffions, as they fell in Succeffion to their refpective Office.


Firft Office. 1660, June 1, Sir J. Colepepper.

Nov. 3, Sir H. Grimston. 1684, June, Sir J. Churchill. 1685, 08. 20, Sir John Trevor. 1688, March 13, H. Porule, Efq. 1692, Jan. 13, Sir John Trevor. 1717, July 13, Sir J. Jekyll. 1738, O. John Verney, Efq. 1741, Oct. W. Fortescue, Efq.


Second Office. 1660, June 2, Sir Thomas Bird, 1665, Jan. 26, Sir Wil. Life.

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1660, June 4, Sir Will. Glafcock. 1675, July 7, JohnFranklin, Efq. 1707, Aug. 22, Will. Fellows, Efq. 1723, Feb. 1, Fran. Eld, Efq.

Nov. 15, R. Proter, Efq. 1669, Nov. John Halfey, Efq. 1670, July, Dr. Tim. Baldwyn. 1682, Apr. 16, Rob. Legard, Efq. 1712, 0, 17, Rob. Holford, Efq. 1660, June 1, Sir Juft. Lervin.

Sixth Office.



against him, for the like Offences, within two Days after the Cardinal had refigned the Great Seal. And this Information fets forth, "That The Informa"Thomas, Legate de Latere, Cardinal, tion again and Archbishop of York, being not "ignorant of the Premifes, had obtained certain Bulls from Clement the VIIth, by Virtue of which "he exercifed Jurifdiction and Authority Legatine, to "the Depravation of the King's Power established in his Courts of Juftice; which faid Bulls he caufed to "be publickly read in Westminster, affuming to him"felf thereupon the Dignity and Jurifdiction of Legate de Latere, which he has exercised to this Day,

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1672, Jan, Dr. Edw. Lowe. 1684, May 31, Dr. J. Edifbury, 1708, March, J. Mellor, Efq. 1720, July29, John Borrett, Efq. 1724, Auguft, M. Thurfton, Efq.

Seventh Office.

1660, June 4, Sir Tha. Bennet. 1670, July, Rob. Stervart, Efq. 1672, July, Dr. Will. Howell, -- Jan. W. Pagiter, Efq.

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Febr. Sam. Clerke, Efq. 1688, May 26, R. Meredith, Efq. 1700, July, Tho. Gery, Efq. 1719, Od. 14, Rich. Godfrey, Efq. 1726, Feb. Sam. Burroughs, Efq. Eighth Office.

1660, June 1, Sir Will. Childe. 1673, June, Sir L. W. Childe. 1710, July 24, J. Orlebar, Esq. 1720, Jan. 10, E Conway, Elq. 1726, Feb, 17, Robert Yard, Esq. 1728, May 29, Anthony Allen, Esq.

Ninth Office. 1660, June 1, Sir Tho. Eftcourt. 1683, May, James Aftry, Elq. 1693, June, R. Holford, Efq. 1710, Dec. 2, F. Dormer, Elq.

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1721, May 18, H. Edwards, Efq. 1726, Dec, F. C. Maham, Eq. 1731, June 2, Will. Spicer, Efq.

Tenth Office.

1660, June 6, Sir W. Littletom. 1670, Dec. Andr. Hackett, Efq. 1618, July, Sir Adam Ottley. 1693, Q&. 20, Tho. Pitt, Efq. 1712, Nov. 3, H. Lovibond, Esq. 1728, May 29, John Tothill, Efq. 1732, Mar. Rich. Edwards, Efq

Eleventh Office. 1660, June 6, Sir Edm Peirce. 1667, O&. 3, Dr. Tho. Croft, 1670, Jan. Wil. Beversham,Efq, 1688, Mar. 16, Sam. Keck, Eq. 1711, June, S. Browning, Esq. 1719, Jan. 7, J. Lightboun, Eq. 1738, May, Edmund Sawyer, Eiq,

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"to the Prejudice of secular and ecclefiaftical Perfons; "and that by Colour thereof he had given away the "Church of Stow-guilford in the County of Surry; "all which was to the Contempt of the King and his "Crown, and contrary to the aforefaid Statute of 16 "Rich. II. Moreover, that, by Colour of the faid "Authority, he had caufed the Laft Wills and Tefta"ments of many out of his Diocefs to be exhibited "and proved in his Court, and their Goods and Chat"tels to be adminiftred by fuch as he appointed: "Alfo that, under Colour of his faid Authority, he "had made divers Vifitations out of his Diocess, and "drawn Penfions from Abbeys, to the Contempt of "the King and his Laws."

Attorneys af figned him

As many Prosecutions were fet on foot against the Cardinal, no fooner was Michaelmas Term begun, but he received a Commiffion that empowered him to appoint proper Attorneys to defend him against the different Profecutions that the Court was now very intent in carrying on against him, the Original whereof in Latin is preferved in Rymer's Fad. Vol. XIV. and runs in English thus.*

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a Latere, Cardinal Prieft, Archbishop of York, Primate of England, or by what other • additional Name, or Dignity foever that he is known by, that the faid moft Rev. Father may appoint and constitute one or two, born our liege Subjects, capable and discreet Men, and learned in the Laws of our Kingdom of England, which he fhall think proper to chufe, ordain or conftitute his Attorneys, jointly or feparately, freely and legally to act for him, in Form of Law, before us, in 6 Our

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As foon as the Cardinal had received this Commiffion he appointed two Attorneys to defend his Causes, a Memorial whereof was fixed in the proper Courts, which we have here exhibited in English.

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our Chancery, and to gain or nal, as the faid Cardinal might lofe in all manner of Actions,

• Briefs, Pleas, Bills, Informa


tions, Impeachments, Suits, Complaints, moved, followed or affirmed, or hereafter to be moved, profecuted or affirmed, in our Court before us, or any, or either of our Courts, by ⚫ whomfoever of our Judges, or Juftices, against the faid Cardinal alone, or against him と and any other Perfon, or Perfons jointly, at our Suit, or the Suit and Complaint of any • other Perfon or Perfons, willing to profecute the faid Cardinal for us and themselves, or for themselves alone, being moved, profecuted, and affirm⚫ed, or to be moved, profecuted, or affirmed, on any Contempts, Tranfgreffions, or Of fences whatsoever, perpetrated by the faid Cardinal, or committed contrary to the Form of Statute, of Ordinance, or any Statutes, or Ordinances, of Provifoes or of Premunire, or either of them.

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and ought to tranfact and do before us in our Court, or in the other Courts aforefaid, or either of them, if he himself were perfonally prefent.

And that the faid Cardinal may have as many and fuch Briefs out of our Chancery for his faid Attorneys in our faid 'Court before us, and in all our other Courts aforefaid, for the fame Cardinal in the Form above fpecified, to be admitted and received to gain or lofe in all and fingular the Actions, Briefs, Pleas, Bills, Informations, Suits, Impeachments and Complaints aforefaid, to be determined before the Judges or Juftices aforefaid, and as ma, ny and fuch as may be neceflary and useful from Time to Time to the fame Cardinal.

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Emorandum, That, on

M the 27th Day of Oc

tober, in the 19th Year of the Reign of the Lord Henry the • VIIIth, by the Grace of God, of England and France King,

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Submits to The Cardinal, notwithstanding the King
the King.
feemed to fhew him fome Marks of Favour,
foon found, from the vigorous Proceedings carry-
ing on against him, that he was refolved to have him
at his Mercy upon the Statute of Premunire, altho❜
it appeared to the whole Nation, it was a great Hard-
fhip to have that Law let loose upon him; inasmuch
as he had the King's Licence to execute his Lega-
tine Commission: Yet, at the Importunity of feve-
ral Lords of the Council, he declined pleading to
the Information exhibited against him. This being
known to the Court, the Judges were, for Form fake,
fent down to him to demand his Anfwer, which
he returned in thefe Words.

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• Defender of the Faith, and Lord Lord the King, before the of Ireland, came before the fame Lord the King; or in King in his Chancery at West- 'what other his Court or Courts minster, the moft Rev. Father 'foever, or either of them, and in Chrit, Thomas, by Divine • before what Judges or Juftices Clemency, Legate a Latere from foever of the faid King, against the Apoftolick See, Cardinal the faid Cardinal alone, or aPrieft, Archbishop of York, and 'gainst him and fome other PerPrimate of England, and by fon or Perfons jointly, or at • Virtue of the Letters Patent of the Suit of the faid Lord the the Lord the King, bearing King, for the faid Lord the • Date the 9th of October, in the King only, or at the Suit or 21st Year of his Reign, with Complaint of any other Perfon, the Permiffion granted to him or Perfons, willing to complain by the faid Lord the King, he ⚫ and profecute for the faid Lord • conftituted and appointed for the King, and themselves, or his Attorneys jointly and fepa- ⚫ for themfelves alone against the rately in his Stead, in the faid aforefaid Cardinal moved, pro• Court of Chancery, his belov- fecuted, or affirmed, or hereafed in Christ John Scufe and ter to be moved, profecuted, Christopher Jenny, Efqrs, and or affirmed, of what Conlearned in the Laws of Eng- tempts, Tranfgreffions, or Of land, to gain or lofe, in all fences, fuppofed, or to be fupand all manner of Actions, pofed, to have been committed Briefs, Pleas, Bills, Informa- and perpetrated by the faid tions, Impeachments, Suits and Cardinal, against the Form of Complaints, moved, profecut- any Statute or Ordinance, or ed, affirmed, or hereafter to of any other Statutes or Or⚫ be moved, profecuted, or af- Idinances, of Provifoes or Prefirmed, in the Court of the 'munire, or either of them.*

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