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, 8 Septembris, 1642.
Ship stayed, &c.
A LETTER from Harwich, of the Fifth of September, concerning the Stay of a Holland Hoy, laden with Fifteen Barrels of Gunpowder, and other Provisions mentioned in a Note inclosed, was read: And
It is Ordered, That the Mayor make farther Search of the Hoy, take the Gunpowder on Shore, and Stay both it and the Hoy, till he receive farther Order from this House; and that the Examination of this Business be referred to the Committee for Informations.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Informations, of the Charge against Sir Robert Dillington, That he did confess * * * *
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Robert Dillington, now in the Serjeant's Custody, as a Delinquent, shall be forthwith bailed, upon such Bail as this House shall approve of.
Affairs in Essex.
Mr. Grimston gives the House an Account of his Proceedings in the County of Essex, in what Distemper he found it, and how he left it in a Calm.
He likewise related, That the Two Hundreds about Colchester had brought in, upon the Propositions, above Six thousand Pounds in Money.
Member thanked, &c.
It is Ordered, That Mr. Grimston have Thanks returned him from this House, for the very good Service he has done: And that he return Thanks to the Town of Colchester, and the Two Hundreds thereabouts, for their Willingness they have shewed to contribute to the great Necessities of the Kingdom, at this time.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to draw the Declaration for the County of Essex, to consider of some Instructions to be made for the County of Essex, for the Disarming of the Recusants, and other ill-affected Persons of that County, to the Proceedings of Parliament.
Money seized, &c.
Ordered, That out of the Fifty Pounds wanting Twelve Pence, seized on by the Mayor and Sheriff of Norwiche, pretended to belong to Captain Treswell, who was there raising Men against the Parliament, there shall be deducted to the Sheriffs of Norwiche, for their Charges in bringing up the said Treswell to London, Fifteen Pounds; and to the Gaoler at Norwiche, for his Fees and Charges, Three Pounds Five Shillings; and to Samuel Voute, Innkeeper, for Charges of the Horses, and bringing them and Treswell's Men up to London, Eleven Pounds Nine Shillings; and the rest of the Monies to be carried to Guildhall, there to be kept till further Order: And the Horses are to be delivered to the Lord General: And Rich. Gilbert shall be forthwith discharged.
Raising Forces. Message to Lords.
An Ordinance for the Enabling the Lord of Kerry, and his Officers, to beat up their Drums, for the Raising of Two thousand Men for the Service of Munster, was this Day read; and ordered to be sent up to the Lords by Sir Wm. Ogle: And that he put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance for Transporting of a Thousand Men out of Ulster into Munster, by Captain Tomson's Ships; and of the Answer to the Scotts Declaration: And Sir Wm. Strickland carried up to him the Order concerning Cloaths for the Regiments in Ulster.
Proceedings concerning Gibbs, &c.
Upon the Petition of Dr. Gibbs, Doctor of Physick, now in Restraint (for that there was taken in his House the Countess of Nethesdale, and Two Persons more in her Company, who were apprehended upon Suspicion of being Priests) desiring to be bailed;
It is Ordered, That the said Dr. Gibbs be forthwith bailed, upon such Bail as this House shall approve: And that it be referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, to proceed against the said Dr. Gibbs, and the said Countess of Nethesdale, according to Law.
The humble Petition of Sir Roger Twisden, now in the Serjeant's Custody.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Roger Twisden, according to his Petition, be forthwith bailed.
Earl of Pembroke's Indemnity.
3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Indemnity of Philip Earl of Pembroke, and the Lady Anne his Wife, and the Heirs of the said Lady Anne, notwithstanding any Office to be found by the Earl of Cumberland, &c.; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent up to the Lords by Mr. Solicitor.
Disposing of Powder, &c.
Ordered, That the Fifteen Barrels of Powder stayed at Harwich, in the Dutch Hoy, be sent up to London, and bought here, to be disposed of for the Use of the Parliament: And that the Ship be farther searched: And, that if they find no other Lading than what is mentioned in the Schedule, that the Ship be forthwith discharged.
Upon the humble Petition of F. Lake of Greenwich, Clerk, now in the Serjeant's Custody, for reading the King's Declaration, in the Parish Church, upon the Command of Dr. Crighton; expressing his Sorrow for it;
It is Ordered, That he be forthwith discharged.
Military Affairs at Sherburne.
A Letter from before Sherburne, Tuesday the 6th of September, 1642, relating the Condition of the Army before that Place, and the Proceedings and Passages.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth declare, that they are well satisfied that the Earl of Bedford, Colonel Holles, Colonel Essex, and the rest of the prime Officers, and Gentlemen of the Country, intrusted by this House, have done their Duty in this Action before Sherburne: And that Thanks be returned unto them.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Lord General, and the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, to send new Supplies speedily to Sherborne, and Provisions of Cannon, and other Necessaries, fit for the speedy Assaulting of that Town: And that Lieutenant Smyth be recommended to the Lord General, to consider of his good Services, and of some Reward of them.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir H. Vane junior, Sir Tho. Barrington, and Mr. Grimston, be added to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Inconveniencies by Members frequenting Committee.
Sir Christ. Yelverton is appointed to go to the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships with the Inconveniencies that come to the Business, by the frequent coming of Members of both Houses to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, whiles they are in the Debate of Businesses: And that if they shall think fit, that the Members of their House may forbear to come, this House will likewise lay an Injunction upon their Members to forbear to come, while they are in Debate of Businesses.
Surrender of Portesmouth.
A Letter from the Committee at Portesmouth, of the 7th of September; concerning the Surrender of the Town, and the Articles and the Conditions of the Surrendering of it was read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of Sir Wm. Lewis to be Governor of the Town of Portesmouth.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of the Action of the Taking in of Portesmouth: And that the Committee and the rest of the Officers and Gentlemen, have Thanks returned them from this House: And that Mr. Pym write this Letter of Thanks.
Disorders by Soldiers.
A Letter from the Committee at Northampton, of the 7th of September, concerning the Disorders of the Soldiers; and concerning a Desire of the Lord General's hastening to come down to the Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it be recommended to the Lord General, That according to his Commission, he take especial Care for the Restraining and Punishing Disorders in the Soldiers, according to the Custom of War.
The Lords Concurrence is to be desired herein: And was carried up by Sir Tho. Barrington.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Christ. Yelverton brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Licence to go to France.
Ordered, upon the humble Petition of the Lady Anne Audley of Beerchurche in the County of Essex, The said Lady Anne Audley shall have Licence for Herself, Four Children, Two Men Servants, and Two Maid Servants, to go into France, or other Part beyond Seas, to her Husband Sir Henry Audley; provided she carry no prohibited Goods with her.
Order respecting DeaneForest, &c.
The and Commons, now assembled in Parliament, have thought fit, and do Order, That, notwithstanding any Warrant from his Majesty to the contrary, Sir Bainham Throckmorton, Jo. Taylor, and Jo. Gunninge, shall forthwith pay unto his Majesty's Receiver General of the County of Gloucester, the Sum of Three thousand Three hundred and Seventy-five Pounds due by them, upon an Agreement with his Majesty's Commissioners of his Treasury, to be paid on the First of this Month, for a Proportion of Wood, which is to be delivered unto them out of the Forest of Deane: And the said Receiver is hereby ordered and required to pay the same over, according to such Warrants as the said Commissioners have given him therein, viz. the Sum of One hundred and Fifty Pounds unto Mr. Edw. Tiringham; and Three thousand Two hundred and Twenty-five Pounds unto the Earl of Salisburye, towards Satisfaction of certain Tallies levied on the said Receiver, by Warrant under the Great Seal of England, for Repayment of Money lent by the said Earl unto his Majesty. And the said and Commons do Declare, That the said Sir Bainham Throckmorton, Jo. Taylor, and Jo. Gunninge, and the said Receiver, shall in their so doing, be protected by the Power and Authority of Parliament: And the said Sir Bainham Throckmorton, Jo. Taylor, and Jo. Gunninge, shall have and enjoy the full Benefit of their said Agreement with his Majesty's said Commissioners, without any Interruption from his Majesty's Officers, or any other Person whatsoever.
Sir Tho. Dacres is appointed to carry up this Order to the Lords.
Sir Tho. Barrington brings Answer, That the Lords do agree with this House, in the Vote concerning the Lord General's punishing the Disorders in Soldiers.
Petition from a Prisoner.
The humble Petition of Sir Jo. Lucas Knight, who stands committed by Order of this House, was this Day read; and nothing done upon it.
Commissaries in Cambridge.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Persons whose Names are hereunder written, or One or more of them, shall be authorized and appointed Treasurers and Commissaries in the several Places hereunder expressed for them, within the County of Cambridge and Isle of Eley; to receive, view, and prize all Monies, Plate, Horse, and Arms, that shall be subscribed and brought unto them, by virtue of the Propositions of the House of Parliament; viz.
For the East Side of Cambridgeshire:
Sir James Reynold Knight, James Reynolds Esquire, Thomas Symonds Esquire.
For the West Side of Cambridgeshire:
Sir Thomas Martin Knight, Thomas Ducket Esquire, Dudley Pope Esquire.
For the Isle of Eley.
Sir Michael Sands, junior, Knight, John Hubbard, Esquire, Wm. Barnes, Esquire.
Ordered, That Monsieur Soubize shall have Licence to send over Six Coach Horses into France.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Darley, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Sir Wm. Ogle, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rolls, Mr. John Goodwyn, be added to the Committee formerly appointed to consider of the Condition of the Judges in Ireland: And they, or any Six of them, are to meet when and where they please.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapilton shall have Leave to go with the Lord General.
Prisoners in the Tower.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Lords and Commons appointed to consider of the Great Seal being out of the Custody of the Lord Keeper, to take into their Consideration, what Course is fit to be taken for the stricter Keeping in Custody the Prisoners that are in the Tower: And likewise to consider what other Places is fit to be provided for the Keeping of Prisoners in: And to meet when and where they please.
E. of Holland.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order of Eleven hundred Pounds for the Earl of Holland.
Conveying Arms, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Dunch shall have Leave to convey Six Case of Pistols, Four Horse and great Saddles, Two Drums and Six Carabines.
Person to be brought in.
Ordered, That the Serjeant do bring in Mr. Darrell, To-morrow Morning.
Cloaths taken from Carrier.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde report, To-morrow Morning, the Order concerning the Carrier that had the Soldiers Cloaths taken from him.
Sir Thomas Dacres brings Answer, That he delivered the Bill to the Lords, and that the Lords do agree to the Order for the Lord of Salisbury.
Capt. Gen. of Ireland.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration To-morrow, a Captain General for Ireland.
Bringing in Plate, &c.
Ordered, That the Propositions and Instructions for the Bringing in of ..... or Plate, within the City of Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, shall be directed to the Burgesses and Assistants of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and to such other Persons as they shall think fit to employ.
Mr. Solicitor, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Martyn;
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Letter from the Lord Keeper; and the Inconvenience by having the Great Seal out of the Custody of the sworn Officer; and to make a Declaration thereof to the Kingdom; And are to meet when and where they please.
Upon the Information of Sir Tho. Dacres, a Member of this House, That Jo. Bond, and * Warren of Waltham Abbey, had come in an illegal manner, and entered upon his Grounds, and pulled down his Pales and Inclosure;
It is Ordered, That the said Bond and Warren be summoned forthwith to appear.
Persons to be examined.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Intelligence, where Mr. Whittacre has the Chair, to take the Examination of the Business concerning the Under Sheriff of Huntingtonshire, and those of that County, sent for up hither; and to report the same to the House.