House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 01 August 1642

Pages 698-700

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 Lunæ, 1 Augusti, 1642.


Affairs at Norwich.

A LETTER from the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Norwich, of 29th of July, concerning Moses Treswell, Captain, endeavouring to raise a Foot Company, by a Warrant under the Earl of Lindseye's Hand, was read; which the Mayor, Sheriff, and Aldermen, refused him to do; and have committed the Captain, and his Servants: The House takes Notice of This their good Service; and order Mr. Herman to return them Thanks: Who is appointed To-morrow to go down to be assistant to the Putting of the Militia in Execution in that City, and the County thereof.

Deputy Lieutenant.

Resolved, That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Jo. Hobard to be Deputy Lieutenant of the City and County of the City of Norwich: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.

Printing for the House.

Ordered, That the Monies remaining in the Treasurers Hands, of the Three Subsidies of 21° Jac. be paid over into the Hands of Mr. Wheeler; who is to peruse and consider of the Account of Usbands and Franck, who have printed divers Parcels, by Order of this House, and for the Service of the House; and that he discharge their Account; and reserve the Residue in his Hands, to be disposed of as the House shall appoint.

Truro Assessments.

The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Truro in Cornewall, concerning their Assessments towards their Payment of their Proportion to the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds; .....: And are to have the like Order to the Commissioners of the County, for their Ease, as Marleborough had.

Powder for Norwich.

Ordered, That Mr. Cordewell deliver unto the City of Norwich, Twenty Barrels of Powder, at the Rates agreed upon: And that the Mayor and Aldermen shall dispose both of their present Magazine, and That which they shall hereafter provide, into such Hands as they shall think most convenient and safe.

Loans from Merchant Adventurers, &c.

Sir Ro. Harley reports from the Merchant Adventurers, Their Answer to the Proposition of this House, for their Forbearing of the First Forty thousand Pounds of the Seventy thousand Pounds lent by them, in hæc verba; * * * *

Sir Ro. Harley, and Mr. Trenchard, and Mr. Vassall, Mr. White, and Mr. Rigby, are to prepare an Order for the Merchant Adventurers to receive their Monies; and an Ordinance for securing the Merchant Strangers the Fifty thousand Pounds they lend for the Service of the Commonwealth.

Bringing in Money, &c.

Ordered, That Sir Jo. Cutts, Mr. Oliver Cromwell, Mr. Castle, Mr. Bendish, and Mr. Thomas Duckett, have the general Order for advancing the Propositions for Bringing in of Money, Plate, and Horse.

Samuell's Petition.

The humble Petition of Arth. Samuell Esquire, One of the Creditors of Sir Tho. Dawes, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That Sir Tho. Dawes' Bill be read To-morrow Morning.

The Question * * * *

Farmers of Customs.

The House was informed, from the Committee for the Customs, That Mr. Jo. Williams and Mr. Ro. Bowyer, Farmers of the Petty Customs, who, for their Delinquency to the Commonwealth, were found liable to pay certain Sums of Money; which should have been long since paid, and were, accordingly, by them, promised to be paid; the which Sums, as yet, are not paid, notwithstanding that the Committee, in Favour unto them, hath granted them several Days; the which Doings of theirs, the House conceives to be a great Abuse, with an Intention to elude the Orders both of House and Committee;

Ordered, That Jo. Williams and Robert Bowyer be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.

Post Meridiem

Curate of St. Botolph.

THE humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, complaining of Thomas Swadlin, their Curate, was this Day read; and nothing done upon it.

Ordnance, &c. in the Tower.

Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower be required not to permit any Ordnance, Arms, Ammunition, or other warlike Provisions, to be shipped or carried from Tower Wharf, or any other Wharf belonging to the Jurisdiction or Liberty of the Tower, without his Licence, and the House being first acquainted therewith.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Strode is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Ordinance concerning the Tonage and Poundage: And carried up the Orders for the Hundred thousand Pounds to be lent by the Adventurers for Ireland, to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom; and the Order for Fifteen thousand Pounds, or thereabouts, being for a Month's Pay to the Scotts.

Issue of Money.

That the Treasurers appointed to receive the Monies that come in upon the Subscriptions for bringing in of Horse, Money, and Plate, do forthwith pay unto the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, Twenty thousand Pounds to be disposed of by them as they shall think fit.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Strode brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Two Orders; and that Sir Jo. Hobart be Deputy Lieutenant of the City * * *

Loans from Merchant Adventurers, &c.

Ordered, That this House shall take into Consideration the Payment of Twenty-seven thousand Pounds, by the Adventurers, to Mr. Loftus, for the Affairs of Ireland, To-morrow Morning: And that, in the mean time, the Citizens that serve for the City are desired to take an Account of the State of the Hundred thousand Pounds lent by the particular Companies of London.

Exeter Subscriptions.

Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Bartlett and Mr. Edw. Anthony of Exon, be authorized to receive the Monies that shall come in upon the Subscriptions for bringing in of Horse, Money, and Plate, within the City and County of .. City of Exon.

Carried up by Mr. Strode.

Liberty to go to Yorke.

Ordered, That Sir Jo. Thoroughgood shall have Liberty to go to Yorke with Two Horses.

Affairs of Kent.

Ordered, That the Business concerning Kent be reported To-morrow Morning.

Message to Lords.

Sir Jo. Evelyn carried up to the Lords the Instructions for the County of Norfolk; and the like Order as Mr. Pierrepointe had for the County of Salop; and the Order for Twenty thousand Pounds to be paid by the Treasurers for the Monies.

Oath to be taken by Officers.

A. B. chosen to be an Officer in the Troops now raised by Ordinance of Parliament, under the Command of the Earl of Essex, do here vow, promise, and protest, in the Presence of Almighty God, that in this Employment and Service I will defend, maintain, and obey, the Two Houses of Parliament; and, in pursuance of their Direction and Command, the Right Honourable Robert Earl of Essex, as Captain General of all the Forces raised, and to be raised, for the Defence of the Protestant Religion, the King's Person, Honour, and State, the Power and Privileges of Parliament, and the just Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and the Security and Peace of the Kingdom; and will, to the utmost of my Power, oppose, resist, and subdue, all Force raised against them, by Pretence or Colour of any Commission or Warrant whatsoever.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this Oath shall be propounded to the Officers to be raised under the Command of the Earl of Essex; and that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein; and to be carried up by Mr. Strode.

Advance to Burley.

The humble Petition of Captain William Burley was this Day read.

Ordered, That Mr. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, shall forthwith advance unto Captain Wm. Burley, Captain in Sir Jo. Clotworthie's Regiment, an Hundred Pounds of his Entertainment.

Tonage and Poundage.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;

The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that they have consented to the Ordinance concerning the Tonage and Poundage.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this Ordinance concerning the Tonage and Poundage be forthwith printed.

Persons to be summoned.

Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Walker and Mr. Snow [a] be forthwith summoned to attend the Service of the House.

Tonage and Poundage.

Mr. Green went up to direct Mr. Strode to move the Lords, that they would send down the Ordinance concerning Tonage and Poundage.

The Tower.

Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower be injoined to require the diligent Attendance of the Hamleters for the Safety of that Place, according to their Duty; and that he return the Names of such as shall neglect their Duty herein; and that the Officers of the Ordnance and Stores in the Tower be required, from time to time, to deliver unto the said Hamleters such Ammunition as has been usually delivered out to them upon the like Occasions.

Discharging Recognizances.

Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do prepare a general Order, requiring the Judges of Assize to discharge such Recognizances as are taken for the Appearance of such as are bound to appear at the Assizes, for any thing they have done in pursuance of the Commands and Orders of both or either House of Parliament.

Brereton's Letter.

Mr. Rigby, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Ro. Coke, Mr. Constantine, are to take Consideration of Sir Wm. Brereton's Letter, and what is fit to be done therein.

Newton's Buildings.

Ordered, That the Committee concerning Mr. Newton's Buildings, do report that Business on this Day Fortnight.

Money, &c. stayed.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Money stayed at the Bell Savage be carried to the Chamber of London; and the Arms, and other Instruments of Surgery, and other warlike Provisions, be carried to the Committee of the Militia at London.

Intercepted Letters.

A Copy of a Letter, of the Lord Digbye's Hand, sent to the Queen; Mr. Tho. Eliott's Letter to the Lord Digbye; a Note of Arms sent for by the King from Amsterdam; were this Day read; and ordered to be printed: And that it be referred to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom to prepare a Preamble, and to make some Observation upon these Letters.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Strode brings Answer, That the Lords do agree in the Order concerning Exon: And as for the Ordinance touching the Tonage and Poundage; and the Oath; they will send Answer, by Messengers of their own.

Instructions for Norfolk.

Sir Jo. Evelyn reports, That the Lords do agree to the Instructions for Norfolk.

Tonage and Poundage.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;

The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Ordinance concerning the Tonage and Poundage.

Officers of Customs.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Customers do send for the Officers of the Custom-house, and acquaint them with this Ordinance; and know their Resolutions, what they will do in collecting and receiving the Customs by virtue of this Ordinance.


  • a. The Words "Mr. Snow" are scored under; and there is wrote in the Margin, "Assumed the next Day."