Parliamentary Proceedings

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The volume contains an account of proceedings in the tumultuous Parliamentary session of 1628/9, together with other related documents concerning the recall of Henry Cary, Viscount Falkland, from Ireland, and the arrest and imprisonment of several rebellious Members of Parliament, including Sir Peter Heyman, Sir John Eliot, Sir Miles Hobart and Denzil Holles:

Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by John Rylands Library from the bookseller G.H. Last of Bromley, Kent, in December 1938 (Catalogue 239, No. 702).


Description compiled by Jo Humpleby, project archivist, with reference to the website

Custodial History

Former owners: Sir John Napier (folio 2); John Jacob, found among my grandfather's papers (folio 3).

Related Material

The JRUL also holds a journal of Parliamentary speeches on the Petition of Right in 1628 (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 522).

St John's College, Cambridge, holds an artificial collection of miscellaneous political and religious tracts and other papers, including A Journall or Diary of the most materiall Passages propounded, and Discussed in the Second Session of the Lower House of Parliament holden at Westminster continued the xxth Day of January 1628 in the fourth yeare of the Raigne of King Charles, and dissolved the 10th day of March Anno Dni 1628... (ref.: GB 275 S.26.3 (James 418)).


See Wallace Notestein and Frances Helen Relf (eds), Commons debates for 1629: critically edited, and an introduction dealing with parliamentary sources for the early Stuarts, University of Minnesota Studies in the Social Sciences, No.10 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1921), p. 4 sqq.