A compleat history of the life and raigne of King Charles from his cradle to his grave collected and written by William Sanderson, Esq.
Sanderson, William, Sir, 1586?-1676.

4. That Richard Earl of Cork having sued out Process in course of Law for recovery of his Possessions, from which he was put, by colour of an Order made by the said Earl of Strafford, and the Council-table of the said Realm of Ireland. The said Earl of Strafford upon a Paper-petition without legal proceedings, did the twentieth Day of February, in the eleventh Year of his now Majesties Reign, threaten the said Earl of Cork, (being then a Peer of the said Realm) to imprison him, un∣less he would surcease his Suit, and said, that he would have neither Law nor Lawyers dispute or question any of his Orders. And the twentieth of March, in the said eleventh Tear the said Earl of Strafford speaking of an Order of the said Council-table of that Realm, made in the time of King James, which concerned a Lease which the said Earl of Cork claimed in certain Rectories or Tithes, which the said Earl of Cork alleged to be of no force, said, that he would make the said Earl and all Ireland know, so long as he had the Govern∣ment Page  379 there; any Act of State, there made, or to be made, should be as binding to the Subjects of that Kingdom, as an Act of Parlia∣ment. And did question the said Earl of Cork in the Castle-chamber; upon pretence of Breach of the said Order of Council-table, and did sundry other times, and upon sundry other occasions, by his words and speeches arrogate to himself a Power above the Fundamental Laws, and established Government of that Kingdom, and scorned the said Laws and established Government.