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 Julii, 1642.
Jacob's, &c. Petition.
THE humble Petition of Jo. Jacob, Edw. Kempe, Wm. Legent, and Jo. Woodgreene of the Parish of St. James in Dover, who was formerly sent for, as Delinquents, desiring to be bailed, was read; and nothing done upon it.
Upon the humble Petition of Doctor Dukeson, who was sent for, as a Delinquent, and committed to Prison, by a former Order of this House; it is Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Dr. Dukeson, and likewise Mr. Smyth his Curate, who was sent for, as a Delinquent, for reading his Majesty's last Declaration, being injoined thereunto by the Doctor, be forthwith released from any farther Restraint.
King's Wines, &c. stayed.
Upon the humble Petition of Wm. Leichland, Purveyor of his Majesty's Wines, setting forth, That, upon the Thirtieth Day of June last, there was shipped aboard the Joseph, of Hull, Joseph Pierson Master, for Yorke, Twenty-four Tuns, One Hogshead, and a Tierce of French Wines, Four Hogsheads of Sack, and One Hogshead of Canary Wine, all marked with the King's Mark, being for his Majesty's Provision: There were likewise shipped in the same Ship, a small Trunk of Wearing Cloaths, and a Flock Bed, with a Hamper of Artichokes: all which are stayed by Sir Jo. Hotham; it is Ordered, That Sir Jo. Hotham be required to deliver and set free the said Wines, Trunk of Wearing Cloaths, Flock Bed, and Hamper of Artichokes aforesaid.
Affairs at Plymouth, &c.
There was read, a Letter from the Mayor of Plymouth, of the Eighteenth of July, and the Examinations of some Seamen, concerning some Turkes Men at War, upon the Coasts about Plymouth, and about the Land's End; another from the Mayor of Plymouth, touching some Proclamations received by him, which he has refused to publish, as yet.
Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Mathew, Sir Hugh Owen, Mr. Green, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Waddon, are to consider of the Informations that are come from Plymouth; and to consider what is fit to be done upon them.
Relief of Pagett.
The humble Petition of Mark Pagett, Rector of Marlestowne, and Deane of Rosse, within the County of Corke, in the Kingdom of Ireland; setting forth, the distressed Estate unto which he is brought by the Rebels in Ireland; and desiring Relief; was this Day read: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That an Hundred Pounds of the Contribution Money for Ireland, collected in the Town of Plymouth, be allowed unto the said Mr. Mark Pagett, for his Relief: And the Sheriff of the County of Devon is required to pay this Money: And the Receivers appointed to receive the Monies at London, are hereby required to make allowance hereof, as of so much Monies paid into their Office.
Declaration to Church of Scotland.
There was presented, from the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, a Declaration to be sent to the National Assembly of the Church of Scotland; the which was read: and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented: And
Message to Lords.
Mr. Fienis carried up this Declaration to the Lords; and likewise the Orders and Resolutions concerning Captain Chichester, Captain Hill, and others; and the Order for the Relief of some poor Protestants that are come out of Ireland into Northamptonshire.
Defence of Poole.
Ordered, That the Town of Poole shall have the like Order for Defence of that Town, and the Magazine there, as the Town of Dorchester had; and Power to train under the Command of Captain Jo. Howard: And Mr. Constantine is to prepare this Order.
Mr. Green reports the Bill concerning the Creditors of Sir Tho. Dawes, with some Amendments: The which Amendments were Twice read: There was likewise a Proviso offered in Paper, and Twice read, concerning Mr. Harvey, a Creditor of Sir Tho. Dawes, for the Paying of Eight hundred Pounds unto him: And then the said Bill, with the Amendments, and Proviso, were ordered to be ingrossed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Proclamations in the Hands of the Post that is going into Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, be forthwith stayed, and brought to this House: And that the Committee for Informations give Order for the Staying of them.
A Letter to be sent to the Lords Justices of Ireland, directing them to send a complete Regiment of Foot to the Lord Esmond, for the Defence of the Fort of Duncanon, was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented; and ordered to be sent to the Lords by Mr. Cromwell.
Declaration on Booth's Petition.
Mr. Ellis reports, from the Committee appointed to consider of the Petition presented unto his Majesty, by Captain Wm. Booth, a Declaration, in Answer to the said Petition, setting forth the Falshood of that Petition: Which was read; and assented unto; and ordered to be printed forthwith.
Habeas Corpus for Watson, &c.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to grant a Habeas Corpus, returnable in Parliament, for the Removing of Wm. Watson, and John Anys, who are under Restraint, in a Messenger's Custody, by a Warrant from his Majesty, for putting the Militia in Execution, contrary to his Majesty's Proclamation.
Orders for Boston.
Information against Gibb.
It was thereupon Resolved, upon the Question, That Fred. Gibb, Parson of the Parishes of Harts and Boxted, in the County of Suffolk, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Fienis reports, That the Lords do agree to the Declaration to be sent to the National Church of Scotland; and that the Petition sent to his Majesty shall be inclosed, and sent with it; and to the Order for Relief of some poor Irish in Northamptonshire; and to the Resolutions concerning Mr. Chichester, &c.
Ld. Mayor's Locum tenens.
The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you a Certificate from the Aldermen of the City of London, concerning their Election of a Locum tenens to execute the Place of the Lord Mayor, during the Restraint of the present Lord Mayor.
THAT, in Obedience under your Honours Order of the Fifteenth of this Instant July, we assembled and met together, the Day therein expressed, and several Days sithence; and seriously took into Consideration the Contents of that Order, namely to make Choice amongst ourselves, of a Locum tenens to execute the Office of the Lord Mayor, to all Intents and Purposes, according to the Customs and Charters of the City of London, during the Restraint of the present Lord Mayor: and we having called unto us the City Counsel, and others experienced in the Customs and Charters of the said City; and having caused diligent Search to be made in the Records thereof; do humbly certify your Honours, that it doth not appear, that ever at any time the Aldermen have made Choice of a Locum tenens to execute the Office of a Lord Mayor, as aforesaid: But we find, and are informed, that, in the time of Sickness of a Lord Mayor, he being within the Franchise, there hath been a Locum tenens appointed by him, the Sword still remaining with the Lord Mayor. All which we humbly present unto your Honours, this Twentieth of July, 1642.
Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Cage, Mr. Vassall, Sir Sam. Owfield, Mr. Waller, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Mathew, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Lisle, Mr. White, Mr. Noble, Serjeant Wilde, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir Tho. Bowyer:
This Committee is to consider of the Certificate from the Aldermen of London, concerning the Election of a Locum tenens; and to hear such Citizens herein, as shall desire to be heard: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards.
Sheriff of Worcester.
The High Sheriff of Worcestershire, who was summoned for sending out his Warrants concerning the Commission of Array, and retarding the Putting in Execution, and Publishing, the Orders and Declarations, and other Matters, answered, That he sent out his Warrants concerning the Commission of Array, before he understood of any Vote concerning that Commission: And that he was diligent as possible might be, for the Putting in Execution, and Publishing, the Orders, and other Matters of Parliament, directed to be published, and put in Execution.
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That he should not be reprehended; but advised to be more careful not to have any thing to do with the Commission of Array; or to publish any thing that concerns the Proceedings of Parliament, without Directions of the Parliament: and to employ his best Care for the Apprehending of Mr. Sherrington Talbott, when he shall be required thereunto by any Warrant or Order from this House; and to give Order, that there be good Watch and Guard set in all the High Ways of his County; and to be careful in giving a speedy Dispatch to all the Orders and Commands of Parliament; and especially to the Directions concerning the speedy Bringing in of the Contribution Money; and to certify the Names of such as have any of the same in their Hands, and have been required to bring it in; and, notwithstanding, have failed.
Answer from Lords.
Commission of Array.
The High Sheriff of Worcestershire delivered in his Majesty's Warrant, directed unto him, concerning the Commission of Array: And the Instructions thereupon to the Prince, the Lord Dudley, and the Lord Coventry, and the rest of the Commissioners, were all read.
Ly. Sedley's Petition.
* Barrington, * Lisle, * Waller, * Pym, * Reynolds, * Hales, * Walsingham, * Bowyer, * Fienis, * Lewis, * Partheriche, * Ludlow, * Lloyd, * Martyn, are added to the Committee for the Lady Sedley's Petition.
Mr. Lisle reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Petition presented on Monday last by the High Sheriff's Man of the County of Lincolne, from divers Knights, Gentlemen, and Freeholders, of that County, the Opinion of that County, expressed in Three particular Votes.
Voted false, scandalous, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Petition presented to this House, intituled, The humble Petition of divers Baronets, Knights, Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders, in the County of Lincolne, is a false, scandalous, and seditious, Petition; a high Breach of the Privilege of Parliament; and tending to set Division between the King and his People.
Person sent for.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Edw. Berry Esquire, Brother to Serjeant Major Jo. Berry, lately slain in the Wars of Ireland, be referred to the Committee for Accounts, where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair.
Payment to Tompson.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers appointed to receive the Monies that come in upon the Act of Subscriptions for Ireland, do forthwith pay unto Maurice Tompson Four thousand Pounds: And that they shall be paid the said Sum out of the Bonds taken at the Custom House.