House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 21 April 1642

Pages 535-537

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Jovis, 21 Aprilis, 1642.


Relief of Dr. Laiton.

ORDERED, That the Money that hath been gathered Yesterday, or shall be gathered this Day, of the Members of the House that come in after Prayers, according to the Order of the House, shall be given to Dr. Laiton, to relieve him in his Necessities.

Byron's Goods.

Ordered, That the Saddles, Pistols and Furniture, and other the Goods stayed at Yarmouth, belonging to Sir John Byron, shall be delivered to him, or to such as he shall appoint to receive them, notwithstanding any former Order of Restraint.

Hotham's Fine.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Hotham shall pay his Twelve-pence, for not coming in before Prayers was done.

Criplegate Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of St. Giles, Criplegate, London, shall be referred to the Consideration of the Alderman, Deputy, and Common Council-men of that Ward; to examine the Matter complained of in this Petition; and to certify the true State of the Matter unto this House.

Lady Lake's Deed.

Ordered, That the Deed brought in by the Lady Lake into this House, by Order of the House, and now in the Custody of the Clerk of the said House, shall be delivered to Mr. Lancelott Lake; Sir Tho. Cheeke, and Mr. Glyn, undertaking he shall bring the same into the House when he shall be thereunto called.

Preparations in Denmark.

A Letter from Gluckstadt, concerning the Preparations made by the King of Denmarke, of the Fourth of April, 1642, from an unnamed Person, was this Day read.

A Letter likewise from Hamborough, of the Seventeenth of March, that speaks of the like Preparations of the King of Denmarke.


Cumberland, Doctor Dawes, Dr. in Divinity,
Mr. Richard Smyth
Cantab. Dr. Tho. Wincop,
Mr. Tho. Goodwyn.

Preparations in Denmark.

Sir Hen. Vane, Mr. Rolls, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Pym, Mr. Ch. Price, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Hampden, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Mr. Seldon, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Sir Hen. Vane jun. Mr. Fynes, Mr. Glyn, Sir Hen. Anderson, Mr. Vassall, Lord Faulkland, Mr. Reynolds, Alderman Soames.

This Committee is to consider of preparing Heads for a Conference to be had with the Lords, concerning the Information given to this House, of the Preparations made in Denmarke; and of any thing else that conduces to the Safety of the Kingdom: And they have Power to send for Persons, Witnesses, and Writings: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.

Ordered, That Mr. Burnell, and such other of the East Country Merchants as have received any Letters of the Preparations in the King of Denmark's Country, and of the great Toll informed of to be laid on the English and Scotish Merchants, that traffick thither ....; and to bring their Letters with them; and to attend this Afternoon, Three Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards, the Committee appointed to sit there.


Cheshire, Mr. John Ley,
Mr. Tho. Case.

Resolved, to be allowed.


Sir Beauchamp St. Johns is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire a Conference upon the Bill sent down from their Lordships concerning the Militia.

Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pierrepoint, Mr. Peard, are appointed Managers of * *

Kentish Petition, &c.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr. Page;

The Lords do desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses presently, in the Painted Chamber, so soon as may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Kentish Petition, and concerning the Privileges of both Houses, between a Member of the Lords House, and a Member of this House.

Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.


Derbye, Mr. Dr. Love of Bennett College,
Mr. Doctor Goage.

Resolved, allowed.


Sir Beauchamp St. John brings Answer, That the Lords will give a present Meeeting, as is desired.

Ordered, That the same Members that are appointed Managers of the former Conference, shall be Reporters of this present Conference.

Kentish Petition.

Mr. Peard reports the Conference concerning the Kentish Petition:

The Lord Keeper delivered the Subject of the Conference in Writing; viz.

"This Conference is desired concerning the Kentish Petition, upon the Informations my Lords have received, That it is yet, by the malignant and ill-affected Party, with great, though secret Industry, carried on; and not only in that County, but in some others of this Kingdom: And as it may have an ill Consequence, and a dangerous Effect, in the Disturbance of what the Parliament hath settled for the present Safety of the Kingdom, the Desire of the Lords is, That the Delinquents, and such as have been Actors in this Petition, may speedily be brought to their Trial: And that forthwith there may be a Declaration unto the Kingdom, that whosoever shall be found to further or to countenance this Petition, or any other of the like Nature, shall be held to be Disturbers of the Peace and Quiet of this Kingdom, and justly liable to the Censure of Parliament: And those that shall discover and give Information of such Practices, shall be reputed to do an acceptable Service to the King and Parliament."

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships, That this House doth assent to the Declaration mentioned at the last Conference; and do desire that a Committee of both Houses may be appointed to draw up one to that Purpose.

And Sir Tho. Barrington to go with it.

Restoring Arms.

Resolved, upon the Question, That a Message shall be sent to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to join with this House in an Order, that Five hundred Arms taken from the County of Lincolne, at his Majesty's first going into the North, may be restored to the County of Lincolne out of the Magazine at Hull, according to a Warrant under his Majesty's Hand and Signet, granted to the said County for the Restitution thereof; and likewise to move the Lords, that the Orders concerning Hull may be put in Execution.

Dering's Impeachment.

The ingrossed Articles of Impeachment of Sir Edward Dering Knight and Baronet were read; and, upon the Question, ordered to be sent to the Lords at a Conference.

Sir Walth. Erle is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning the Impeachment of Sir Edw. Dering.

Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Peard, are appointed Managers of this Conference.


Devon. Mr. Pine of Becreferris,
Mr. Whiddon of Moorton.

Irish Commissioners.

Mr. Pym reports from the Commissioners for the Irish Affairs.

CHARLES, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Algernoun Earl of Northumberland, High Admiral of England, Robert Earl of Essex, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Mountgomery, Henry Earl of Holland, William Lord Viscount Say and Seule, Master of Our Court of Wards and Liveries; and To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, Edward Lord Kimboulton; and also to Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved John Lord Roberts; and likewise To Our Trusty and Well-beloved Denzill Hollis Esquire, Sir Robert Harley Knight of the Bath, Sir John Merrick, Sir Walter Earle, Sir Robert Coke, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Sir John Evelyn, Sir Henry Vane the younger, Sir Richard Cave, Knights, Robert Wallop, Henry Martin, John Pym, Oliver Cromwell, and Robert Reynolds, Esquires, Greeting. Whereas we are informed and advised by Out Lords and Commons in Parliament, That it will be needful for the Recovery of Our Kingdom of Ireland, and Suppression of the Rebels, to reinforce Our Army there, as well for Supply of such as shall either die or depart from the same, as for the Strengthening of those Parts of that Kingdom, which are not yet so well provided for as is requisite, the Number and Boldness of the Rebels considered: We do, by the Council and Consent of Our High Court of Parliament, require, command, and authorize you, or as many of you as are limited by the said Commission, by Warrant under your Hands, to raise and levy, or cause to be raised or levied, the Number of Ten thousand Men, Voluntiers, in any Part of Our Realm of England, or Dominion of Wales, at such Times, and in such Numbers, as shall be directed by both Houses of Parliament, not exceeding Ten thousand in the Whole, as in your Judgments shall appear to be best for Our Service, and for the most speedy Reducing that Kingdom into Our Obedience. And our Will and Pleasure is, That this shall be added as One of the Instructions to be put in Execution, in such Manner by such Number of you, as the other Instructions annexed to that Commission are to be, by virtue of Our Commission under Our Great Seal, bearing Date at Westminster the Fourth Day of this instant April, to you made, by Advice of Our High Court of Parliament. And this, together with the said Commission, shall be your sufficient Warrant for the Execution thereof, as of any other Article or Clause contained in Our Instructions already annexed to Our said Commission. Given ....

Kentish Petition.

Ordered, That the Committee of this House appointed to consider of the Kentish Petition, shall have Power to consider of the Information given to this House out of the County of Essex, concerning the Militia.

Declaration of Parliament.

Ordered, That the Declaration formerly reported by Mr. Pyme, shall be brought in To-morrow, and be read at Eight of Clock.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Tho. Barrington reports, That the Lords do agree, that the Declaration concerning the preventing further Stir about the Militia; and that it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Kentish Petition to prepare the same: And as for the Order concerning Lincolneshire Arms, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own:

That they do agree with this House to put the Orders concerning Hull in Execution.

Kentish Petition.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee of this House, appointed for the Kentish Petition, shall have Power to meet with the Committee of the Lords House, to prepare the Declaration to the Kingdom, concerning the Kentish Petition about the Militia, mentioned at the last Conference.

Dering's Impeachment.

Sir Walter Erle brings Answer, That the Lords will give a Meeting for a Conference To-morrow at Eight Clock, about the Impeachment of Sir Edw. Dering.

Warrant to Garfield, &c.

Resolved, upon the Question, That Benjamin Garfield of Middlesex and Peter Cowper of Huntington, Esquires, shall have a Warrant under Mr. Speaker's Hand to go beyond the Seas, without the Lett or Interruption of any his Majesty's Offices of the Ports, notwithstanding any former Order of Restraint.

Payment to Byron.

Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Wheeler shall forthwith pay unto Sir Nicholas Byron, out of the Poll Money remaining in his Hands, Two hundred Pounds, in Discharge of so much of a greater Debt due unto him.

Irish Commissioners.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of this House for Irish Affairs, shall have Power to send for such Parties as they shall think fit to treat with for the Borrowing of Monies.

Privilege-Person sent for.

Ordered, That Clenkard, who arrested Francis Wallworth, a menial Servant of Mr. Moore, a Member of this House, be forthwith summoned to give an Account why he would presume to break the Privilege of Parliament, in arresting the said Servant.

Tonage and Poundage.

Ordered, That the House shall be resolved into a Committee To-morrow at Eleven of Clock, peremptorily, to take into Consideration the Bill of Tonage and Poundage: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this Order.