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not tell ; it was something concerning the new Recorder. They were all of a side then. and the old charter ; and serjeant Bigland an- Mr. Stunhope. Were you by when Mr.. swered him, Do you ask me as recorder, or as Hutchinson was sent with Mr. Gregory ? What counsel? Truly, I forgot what reply was made. was he sent for ?

Mr. Pollerfen. This gentleman, my lord, Sir T. Parkyns. I can't tell that, but I did was not in the hall.

hear they did go. Recorder. Did you see any struggling about Mr. Stunhope. Was he sent to demand, or getting the mace away ?

desire the mace? Sir T. Parkyns. No, I did not, Sir.

Sir T. Parkyns. Indeed I can't tell how it Recorder. How came Somner to leave the was. mace bebind him ?

L. C. J. He can tell nothing ? Sir T. Parkyns. I do not know, I cannot Recorder. I believe he was worse frighttell.

ed than alderman Parker, he has forgot all. Recorder. Did you hear any thing said-by Mr. Pollexfen. . Swear Mr. John Thinn. Mr. Sacheverell ?

[Which was done.] Pray, Sir, were you preSir T. Parkyns. No, I do not.

sent on Michælmas-day, at the election of the Justice IVithins. Did not he say, Hold the mayor of Nottinghain ? books, Stop the books ?

T'hinn. My lord, I hear there are several Sir T. Purkyns. No, I do not remember it. gentlemen indicted for a riot at that time, I hope

Mr. Holt. Pray did you stay as long as Mr. | I shall receive no prejudice for giving my in., Sacheverell staid?

formation here. Sir T. Parkyns. I staid as long as they all L. C. J. What do you mean, Mr. Thinn ? staid.

Thinn. My lord, I understand by some perJustice Holloway. Did you observe no noise sons, that there is like to be an information nor uproar ?

brought against me, if I give my evidence Sir T. Parkyns. No, by my soul, not I. here. Justice Holloway. That is strange.

L. C. J. Prithee, man, we know nothing at Mr. Holt. He was not in the hall where the all of the evidence or information ; if you will noise was.

evidence, you may. L. C. J. But could he be in the next room, Mr. Pollexfen. Pray, Sir, were you present and not hear the hubbub ?

when this matter was transacting on MichaelSir 1. Parkyns. My lord, I said I was in mas-day? the place called the council house, and I did Thinn. I happened to be in the country at not stir till they all went out together.

that time, about a business between Mr. Edge Recorder. Was not you at the proclamation and myself; we are copartners in an estate, at the market place ? and was there no throw and we were then upon a partition ; and on ing up of hats?

Michaelmas-day I went to church, and being Sir T. Parkyns. Yes, they did, when they at church, and seeing a great deal of company said God save the king, the people said Amen in the chancel

, I went to see the usual cereand threw ap their hats.

mony of choosing the mayor, and so forth. I Mr. Stanhope. Pray did you hear Mr. Sache- was there then, and while I was there in the verell desire them to be quiet and peaceable? church, I staid there near an hour, I believe Sir. T. Parkyns. Yes, I did so.

after prayer was done, and there was an exL. C. J. Did you hear Mr. Sacheverell pectation of the old mayor, and others, to when he spoke to the mayor in the hall ? meet together upon the election, but nobody

Sir T. Parkyns. No, I was not in the ball came : but at last there was some message at all.

came down, I know not by whom, nor from L.C. J. Did you hear him when he spoke to whom, but the general vogue was, that it came the mayor in the council chamber ?

from Mr. Wild the old mayor, and that he had Sir 'I. Parkyns. Not that I do remember. sent down to desire the company to come down

Justice Holloway. You say you heard Mr. to the ball, but I cannot say who brought the Saobeverell speak to them to be quiet and message; and upon this, all the company went peaceable ?

from the church, up to the hall, and I went Sir T. Parkyns. No, not there, but it was with alderman Edge, who was the person I at Mr. Greaves's own house.

had business with; we went through a great Justice Holloway. Was there any uproar room, the town-hall, and then there is a little then there?

room within, I think they call the councilSir T. Parkyns. No, my lord, but I will tell chamber, and a great table within a rail, as you there was a multitude of people there, and this may be; and I remember I sat down bea great deal of rabble like to be, and Mr. hind the alderman: I could observe nothing of Sacheverell desired the people to do their bu- heat among them at all, nor the least word siness with all modesty; and I think there that I observed, of jangling. There was a box never was so great a number of people that upon the table, which they said was the new ever carried themselves more civilly than they charter, but it was not read; but Mr. Edge was did. I did not hear, by the oath I have taken, offered to read his own name, to shew that he one angry passionate word or any thing of that had power to act in it; but he did not know kind.

how far he might act by that, and therefore be was proceeding to swear the officer according , answer was returned I cannot say: but after to the old one.

that, as I take it, there was alderman Parker Mr. Pollerfen. Was there any cry, or any and alderman Rippon did come and speak to noise there?

the company, and said the mayor desired them Thinn. I do not know that I heard any one to come down, for they had the new charter, say any harsh or ill word; there was not so and he was to bave their advice how to proceed much as a shout.

upon it. While they sat there, I walked from L. C. J. Did you hear any hubbub, or tu- the church to the town-hall; and in a little mult?

while the company from church came to the Thinn. No, my lord, not in the room where town-hall: when they were there, the mayor. we were.

desired serjeaut Bigland's advice how to proL. C. I. Did you in any other room ? ceed upon the new charter ; says he, do you

Thinn. I cannot tell that, there was a great desire my, advice as recorder or as counsel ? many people about the window.

and I think as to that he gave no auswer. The Mr. Holt. Did the old mayor, Wild, stay like question he put to Ir. Edge; and Mr. there while they elected Mr. Greaves? Edge reterred it to serjeant Bigland's auswer,

Thinn. He staid there some of the time. and I think it was a very good one After a Mr. Stanhope. Was he there all the while ? while, some of the company that used to be

Thinn. I cannot say but that some of the al. the electors of mayors and sheriffs, being of dermen staid all the time, and some of them the clothing, cried, let us go to the poll; and gave their votes for Mr. Grenes.

I think Mr. Edge began to take the poll, and Mr. Lovell. What did Edge do?

there was several that did vote, but that was Thinn. He took the poli, and to the best of the general cry of those that were inclined to my remembrance, alderman Parker, that is the new and to the old charters. Some that one of the aldermen that has been here, gave were in the new charter gave their votes, but his vote for Mr. Edge.

not for Greaves ; I do not remember any one Mr. Lovell. Did the mayor, Wild, stay till did when the poll was taking. the poll was cast up?

L. C. J. Who directed the poll, pray ? L. C. J. Poll, we hear nothing of a poll; Pole. I think it was some that were for the Who gave you authority to poll?

old charter; but I think it was the general deMr. Lodell. He that was in the new charter sire to go to tue poll. appointed mayor, yet staid to see the election, L. C. J. Who took the poll? and iben went away.

Pole. Mr. Edge took it. Mr. Pollerfen. Sir, did you hear any pro

Mr. Flok. Did the old mayor propose the clamation made in the council-chamber? election, or the new mayor, or no ?

Thinn. No, Sir ; I came from churcb with Poit. No, I do not know he proposed it, Mr. Edge, and the rest of the gentlemen. but it was put to him.

L. C. J. Were you there when Greaves was Nir. Stanhope. Was he present at the elecsworn ?

tion ?-Pole. Yes, he was. Thinn. Truly, my lord, I don't remember Mr. Stanhope. Was he present whien the poll that I was.

was taken ? L. C. J. I desire to know by what authority Pole. Yes, he was. Mr. Edge swore him : let him look upon the Mr. Stunhope. Did he contradict it? statute of Præmunire, and consider with himn- Pole. I cannot say he did contradict it. self about it a little.

L. C. J. Ilow many of these elections have Just. Withins. As far as I find, this gentle- you been at before? man was not much concerned, and did not mind Pole. I was not by at the nomination ; that what was done.

I could not be, for tħey excluded all but those Thinn. No truly, Sir, not I, much.

that had votes. Mr. Holt. Did Mr. Sacheverell go with you L. C. J. How came you to be so busy as to or stay bebind.

be there at this time? Thinn. We went all together.

Pule. I went of my own accord; I was not Mr. Blencow. Pray swear Mr. Pole. (Which desired by any body, any more now than other was done.]

years, but used as much as I could to endeavour Mr. Stanhope. Pray, Sir, were you in the to be at the swearing of them ; for they er. council-chamber at Nottinghamn on Michael-cluded all people usually out of the chancel, mas-day was twelve-month? Pray tell us what where the election used to be, if they were not happened there.

of the clothing. Pole. I have lived in Nottingham about 12 Mr. Stanhope. Who gave the oath to the years. I used to go and see the mayor and person elected usually ? other officers sworn : upon this day I was at Pole. The coroner used to give the mayor church, and they went to prayers, and after his oath. prayers were ended, I think there was Vr. Mr. Lovell. Who used to take the poll at Gregory and Mr. Hutcbinson, as I take it, sent other elections? by some to desire the mayor, that was Wild, to Pole. I cannot say who took it, because we come to church, that they might proceed to an were excluded the chancel; but it has been election according to the old charter; but what reputed that Mr. Edge used to take it.

Mr. Blencow. Who came to fetch you from Pole. I cannot, indeed, my lord, name any cburch?

particular person. Pole. I think alderman Rippon and alder- Just. Holloway. Did you hear Mr. Sacheman Parker did desire them to come to the verell speak any thing about the books ? town-ball, and I think Malin was there, but I Pole. I think I did, I believe it was one of cannot tell wbat he said.

the clothing Mr. Blencow. Who was at church then ? L. C. J. Prithee, canst thee not guess who L.C.J. Pray, were you desired to come? that man of the clothing was? Pole. No, I was not.

Pole. If I do guess, my lord, I cannot speak L. C. J. Was Mr. Sacheverell ?

positively. Pole. No, I do not know that be was? L. C. J. Prithee, do not say so, I know thee

Mr. Stunhope. When these gentlemen came, canst if thou wilt, come, recollect thy memory. did they behave themselves civilly?

Pole. My lord, I would remember it, and Pole: Yes; I saw nothing būt civil beha- fix the person, if I could, but I cannot. viour: there was a great concourse of people, L. C. J. But as near as thee canst guess, I I believe most of the well-wishers to the old know thee hast a good guess with thee. and new charter were there that day.

Pole. Indeed, my lord, I cannot. L. C. J. Can you say you did not hear a Mr. Powis. Did you observe that he did any great deal of noise and hubbub?

ways concern himself about the election, Mr. Pole. I cannot say so, nor truly can I say Sacheverell I mean? I did.

L. C. J. Wbat did he do there, Mr. Powis ? L. C. J. Do you believe you did or not? he was present there.

Pole. But I believe I might hear some Recorder. Was not he the head of the old noise; but I was in the council-chamber, not charter party ? in the hall.

Pole. The old charter people took it that the Just. Holloway. Was sir Thomas Parkyns surrender had been surreptitiously obtained, and there!--Pole. Yes, he was.

I think he might say they had a good right to L. C. J. Was Mr. Thinn there?

insist upon the old charter. Pole. Yes, I think I sat next him when L. C. J. Who said so ? Mr. Sacheverell ? they came from church: 1 did desire to see Pole. I believe I did hear him say something the proceedings of the day, and I think I dined to that purpose, but I cannot positively say with the company, and went in with the first. what; I dare not undertake to say what par

L. C. J. Did you see any thing about a ticular persons'spoke that day. mace?

Recorder. Was not be for reading of the new Pole. Yes, I think I did see something about charter, upon your oath? a mace.

Pole. I cannot tell whether he was or no. L. C. J. Why then prithee tell me, as near Recorder. Did he not bid the people be as thee can guess, what thee didst see about quiet? the mace.

Pole. I cannot say I heard any such thing. Pole. When they went out, Wild and his Mr. Ward. Did not you hear him say any company, the room was full of company; and, thing to the mayor when he came into the as I take it, Mr. Malin, or whoever it was that council-house ? . was to take it, did forget the mace behind him; Pole. No, I did not. and somebody coming for the mace, I think Mr. Ward. Did not you hear the Serjeant there was one of the gentlemen of the council make proclamation for all people to depart that did put it from him, and would not let him had no business there ?-Pole. I did not. have it.

L. C. J. What say you, Reynolds, did you L. C. J. Ay, come, who was that one gen- make proclamation in the council house by the tleman of the council ?

mayor's direction? Pole. I cannot be positive, I believe it might Reynolds. Yes, I did. he Mr. Salmon, or Mr. B

L. C. J. And yet you said you staid there all L. C. J. But, prithee, wilt thou tell me that the time. there was no shouting, nor noise, nor hubbub ? Mr. Blencow. When the shout was in the

Pole. In the council chamber, I am satis- hall, pray, where was Mr. Sacheverell ? fied as to myself, I heard none and believe Pole. He was in the council-chamber : the there was none; I will not say there was not occasion of the shout to be in the hall was this, in the ball, for I was not there.

when the poll was taken, and the majority apJust. Holloway. Did you hear any one cry, peared to be for Greaves, Mr. Hutchinson was Stop the books?

sent to acquaint the mayor with it, and to de Pole. I think there was at that time a dis- him to come, and be present at the swearing of . pute about the books.

him. L. C. J. Ay, tell me now who that dispute

L. C. J. Who sent him? was between?

Pole. Mr. Hutchinson and they can tell Pole. I think it was among the gownmen themselves. that were of the council.

L. C. J. But who do you say sent him? L. C. J. You say well, name me some of Pole. I can't tell particularly, they can best them now.

tell. YOL. X,


L. C. J. But who told you sn? or did any , Wild take a book in bis hand, as to take an body tell you so ?

oath, and then there was a shout, A Greaves Pole. I was told so by several persons that mayor; and alderman Parker went off from were sent.

the bench, and said, A Riot, a Riot. L. C. J. Prithee, who told thee?

Mr. Pollefen. Swear Roger Ryley. Which Pole. I believe I may have heard it from was done.] biniself, that he was sent.

Mr. Holt. Pray, were you at the election of L. C. J. Who did he tell you sent him ? a new mayor at Michaelmas-day was twelve Pole. He did not tell me who particularly. month?

Mr. Farewell. My lord, I desire to ask Rey- Ryley. I was at the first nomination, which nolds this question; Who was there besides was the 14th of August. that heard you make the proclamation ?

Mr. Holt. Who was named then ? Reynolds. The mayor was there.

Ryley. Mr. Greaves. Just. Holloway. They made such a noise, Mr. Holt. Is that the custom of the town to that perhaps every body could not hear it. nominate him before ?

Mr. Pollexfen. Pray swear Mr. Slater. Ryley. Yes, it is. [Which was done.]

Mr. Holt. Were you there on MichaelmasMr. Holt. Were you in the council-cham- day? ber on Michaelmas-day was twelvemonth in Ryley. Upon Michaelmas-day I was sumNottingbam ?

moned in upon the clothing, and there the Slater. Yes, I was.

new mayor went to the old mayor, and waited Mr. Holt. Pray, give rue an account of there a long time to go with him to go to what passed there, and what you observed. church; at last the old mayor would not go,

Slater. I was at St. Mary's Church with them, but staid waiting for a new charter; so we and came down from the church with them to the went to church and heard the prayers, and council-house ; and when they came, they went from the church we went to the hall according into the council-house to the mayor that was to custom; and there was the new mayor then, alderman Wild, and there they went and there, Mr. Greaves, and be was sworn mayor staid some small time: and then the mayor and there. aldermen came out, and came to the common- L. C. J. Who swore him? hall, and staid a pretty considerable time; and Ryley. Alderman Edge. then came Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Gregory L. C. J. Did you ever know him swear a to his worship, and told hiin, and it please your mayor before ? worship, the council desires you to come and Just. Holloway. Did you ever know a hear Mr. Greaves sworn mayor ; and at that mayor sworn before in the absence of the old word, the mayor replied to them, that he would mayor ? come to them presently, if they should have Ryley. I have knowo many, I have been of done there : so presently after some cried out the council these eighteen years. A Greaves mayor, a Greaves mayor; and al- L. C. J. You say you have been of the derman Rippon and others bill them hold their council these eighteen years ? tongues, or it should be worse for them; but still Ryley. Yes, I bare so, Sir. they cried, A Greaves, a Greares.

LCJ. And have you been present when I. C. J. Where was that?

the new mayor has been sworn ? Slater. In the common-hall.

Ryley. Yes, I have. Mr. Pollexfen. What the burgesses cryod L. C. J. And do you know that the new out so, did they ?

mayor was sworn when the old mayor was Sluter. The people in the hall


not there? Recorder. Was not you one of the shouters? Ryley. I have known many sworn, I say, Slater. Ne, I did not shout.

but I cannot tell whether I ever knew but that L. C. J. Were you one of the clothing, one the new mayor was sworn before the old mayor. of the council of the town?

L. C. J. Then when Elge gave Greaves the Sluter. No, my lord, I was not.

oath, was the old mavor there? L. C. J. What business had you there? Ryley. Ile was in the room when he was Slater. I went to see, as others did.

chosen. Just. Withins. What trade are you?

L. C. J. Was he there when he was sworn, Stater. I am a taylor.

or when he was going to be sworn ?, Just. Withins. Do you use to go to church ? Ryley. They would not abide the place, but Slater. Yes, Sir.

| went away. · L. C. J. You say the people did shout, A L. C. İ. But, prithee friend, don't dally, Greaves mayor; did you hear them among thou art upon thy oath ; was Wild, the old that shout, cry, No New Charter, No New mayor there, when they gave Greaves the Charter ?

vath? Slater. I caŭnot say any thing of that. Ryley. I don't know exactly the moment

L. C. J. Canst thee say thou didst not hear when he went away, but he was there when any such shout ?

they voted him. Sluter. For my part, I can safely say I L.C. J. Thou art a prerarieating shuffling heard nothing of it. Then I see alderman fellow.

Ryley. If it please you, my lord, I won't Mr. Stanhope. Was there no shouting? forswear myself for all the town and country. Murlow. No shouting that I heard.

L. C. J. Speak the truth, man, and answer Mr. Holt. You were in the inner room, my question

were not you? Ryley. He was there all the while they Murlow. I was in the council-house. pere voting, and how he went away I don't Mr. Holt. Were you not in tbe ball? know.

Murlow. I was in the hall, as we went out. L. C. J. Was he there when Greaves was L. C. J. Did you hear nothing of crying out, sword?

A Greaves, a Greaves? Ryley. I can't tell that, if it please your ho- Muxlow. No, I can't remember that. pour.

L. C. J. Were you there when Greaves was Mr. Farewell. My lord, I desire to ask him sworn ? one question.

Murlow. Yes, I was, when Alderman L. C. J. But the man won't answer a ques

Greaves was sworn. tion fairly.

L. C. J. Was you there when the macé was Just. Holloway. I swear, I think both sides taken away ? are very careful of answering questions.

Muxlow. No, my lord, I was not. Mr. Farewell. My lord, I desire to ask him L. C. J. Who swore the mayor ? what was the behaviour of the company all the Murlow. One of the coroners. time they were there in the council-house ; was L. C. J. Was the old mayor there when the there any disturbance there?

new mayor was sworn ? Ryley. None, that I saw.

Murlow. I can't tell that. L. C. J. I ask you again, was there no pro- Just. Withins. None of them can tell that, clamation made? ---Ryley. I heard none. or will tell it.

Mr. Farewell. Did you take notice of Rey- Mr. Pollexfen. Swear Burroughs and Parnolds to be there?


[Which was done. ] Ryley. He might be there, for ought I Mr. Lorell. What is your name? know.

Burroughs. My name is Burroughs. Mr. Farewell. Do you believe he could Mr. Lovell. Were you present on Michaelmake a proclamation, and you not hear it ? mas-day at the election of a mayor of Not

Ryley. No, I don't know how he should. tingham ?

Mr. Pollerfen. Call Thomas Muxlow and Burroughs. I was one of them that were at John Peak.

the hall; when I was in the ball, there came Just. Withins. Have you any more witnesses, a gentleman, one of the council-house, and acMr. Pollexfen ?

quainted Mr. Wild, the present mayor, that Mr. Pollexfen. We bave more, my lord, if the burgesses had elected Mr. Greaves mayor, we can get them but in. Swear Thomas Mux- and the coroners were proceeding to swear low,

[Which was done.] bim, and asked him to come and hear him Mr. Lovell. Were you at the election of a sworn ; and he said he could not come premayor at the town of Nottingham Michaelmas- sently, they must wait a-while: he was asked day was twelve-month ?

how long, he told them by and by; with that, Murlow. I went to the church, as the cus- somebody cried out, A Greaves, A Greaves, tom was ; after prayer we expected to go to and there was a great shout. the election.

L. C. J. Where was that shout ? L. C. J. Ay, prithee speak out as if thou wast Burroughs. In the hall; but then the at an election ; you would have shouted then, I tlemen were in the council-house. warrant you.

Mr. Blencow. Where was Mr. Sacheverell Muxlow. When we were at the church, we then ? waited there, expecting to have Mr. Wild and Burroughs. He was in the council-house. the rest of the company, to nominate the L. C. J. Well said : now you have made mayor, according to the ancient custom. this fellow swear through a wall, that your

Mr. Holt. You say you were at the election other witnesses could not hear through. on Michaelmas-day was twelve-month; pray Prithee, friend, were not thou one of the speak how things were carried there?

clothing ? Murlow. Yes, I was there, and it came to Burroughs. No, my lord, but I was a buran election, and it came to a poll.

gess. Just. Holloway. Who proposed the election ? L. C. J. What did you do there ? Recorder. Were you an elector?

Burroughs. There were other burgesses not Mr. Holt. Answer the gentleman's question, of the clothing besides me. were you one of the clothing ?

Mr. Holt. Come then, our next witness is Murlow. I was one that had a vote there. John Parker.

Mr. Holt. Do you know any thing of this L. C. J. Reynolds, did you see this fellow matter?

there, was he one of the shouters ? Murlow. I know there was a fair election Reynolds. Yes, and he flung up his hat thus. according to custom.

L. C. J. Were you one of the shouters ? Mr. Stanhope. Was it peaceable and quiet? Burroughs. I cannot say I did not shout. Muslow. Yes, there was no disturbance at all. L. C. J. Did you fing up your bat?


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