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, 29 Septembris, 1642.
Ordnance on Tower Hill.
ORDERED, That the Officers of the Ordnance do take into their Custody the Twenty Pieces of Ordnance that lay formerly upon Tower Wharf, and are lately removed to the Tower Hill; and not suffer them, or any of them, to be any way disposed of, till this House take farther Order.
Members Excuses, Subscription, &c.
Mr. Speaker presented the Excuse of Dr. Eden and Mr. Waller.
Mr. Millington presented Mr. Sutton's Excuse.
Sir H. Worseley declares himself in the Affirmative to the Vote of the Earl of Essex; and will bring in an Hundred Pounds in Money, or Plate.
Sir Tho. Pelham will bring in Two hundred Pounds.
Sir Guy Palmes will bring in Four Horses, for Defence of the King, Parliament, and Country.
Ordered, That this Letter from Mr. Jones, from the Blockhouse near Gravesend, be referred to the Committee for the safety of the Kingdom.
And it is farther Ordered, That the Captain of that Blockhouse, or whom he shall appoint, shall have Power to examine all Persons and Pacquets; and to make Stay of suspected Persons.
Irish Affairs, &c.
Two Letters from Corke, from the Lord Inchequin of the 10th and 13th of September, and a Letter inclosed, from Captain Cole, of the 10th of September, from Kinsale, concerning a great Defeat given by the Lord Inchequin to the Rebels; and concerning some Prejudices done to his Majesty's Subjects at Sea: And
It is Ordered, That these Letters be communicated to the Lords at a Conference: And that the Lords be pressed to give an Answer to those Orders, formerly sent up from this House concerning Munster.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lord Inchequin shall be nominated and appointed Captain General of the Forces in Munster, and Governor of the said Province of Munster: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein: And that this shall be One Head of the Conference: That another Head of the Conference be, That an Ordinance may pass for the Enabling of such Merchants as shall undertake to set forth Ships for Suppressing of Rovers and Pirates upon the Coasts of England or Ireland; and that the Undertakers shall have the Benefit that shall arise by the Surprize of them.
Sir Wm. Ogle, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Green, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Sir Robert Parkhurst is appointed to desire this Conference.
Resolved, upon the Question, That those Forces in the Pay of the Commonwealth, in Munster, that are not yet reduced into Regiments, nor under Command, may be reduced into a Regiment, and put under the Command of the Lord Inchequin, as Colonel of them.
Resolved, That the Consideration of entertaining the Forces of Bardon Brigge into Pay, be referred to the Committee of Adventurers for Ireland.
Ships stayed at Dartmouth.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Dartmouth shall take into his Hands such Monies as were the Proceed of a certain Ship and Goods of a Merchant of Wexford, stayed there by Order of this House; and return the same unto Mr. Mathew, a Member of this House; that he may give an Account to the House of it, and the House take farther Order in it, as they shall think fit.
Clerk of the Peace in Kent.
That the Consideration of the Business concerning the Place of a Clerk of the Peace in the County of Kent, be referred to a Committee: And that Mr. Broughton, now Clerk of the Peace in the said County, shall continue the Execution of the said Place in the mean time; and keep the Records of the Peace of the said County.
Dep. Lieut. of Kent.
Resolved, That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Wm. Man to be Deputy Lieutenant of the City and County of Canterbury and County of Kent.
Committee to Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth nominate and appoint Mr. Robert Goodwyn to go as a Committee into Ireland, in the Place and Stead of Sir H. Mildmay, formerly voted and appointed by this House to go into Ireland, in regard, by his Oath as Master of the Jewel-house, he cannot go out of the Kingdom without his Majesty's Leave; and his Majesty has ... as yet declared his Consent.
Impeachment of E. of Lindsey, &c.
The Impeachment of Robert Earl of Lindsey, Mountague Lord Willoughby of Eresby his eldest Son, Sir Jo. Mounson, Knight of the Bath and Baronet, Sir Edw. Heron Knight of the Bath, Sir Charles Dallison, Sir Jervase Scroop, Knights; by the House of Commons, assembled in Parliament, in the Name of Themselves, and of all the Commons of England; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be ingrossed.
Lord Willoughby's Debt.
Memorandum, That the House takes Notice of a Debt owing by the Lord Willoughby of Eresbye to Mr. Valentine, a Member of this House; and will take Consideration of it in convenient Time.
Clerk of the Peace in Kent.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Holland, Mr. Love, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Millington, Sir Peter Wroth, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Ashherst, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Rous, Mr. Whittacre, the Knights and Burgesses of Kent;
This Committee is appointed to consider of the Business of the Clerkship of the Peace in the County of Kent; and of all other Counties: And are to sit this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, &c.
Raising Dragooners, &c.
Whereas divers well-affected Persons have already subscribed great Sums of Money towards the Advancing of Sixteen thousand Pounds, for the Setting forth and Maintaining of a Thousand Dragooners, and other Forces; and more are daily expected to subscribe: It is Ordered, That Mr. Rigby, Mr. Holland, Sir Robert Harley, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Ashton of Downham, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Rich. Moore, or any Two of them, Members of the House of Commons, shall have Power to call together a Committee of the Subscribers: And that That Committee, with the Assistance of the said Mr. Rigby, Mr. Holland, &c. or any Two of them, shall have Power to nominate and appoint fit Persons for Collectors, and Treasurers of the Monies, and for Buying and Providing of Horse, and Arms, and other Ammunition; and shall have Power to raise Companies of Soldiers, Volunteers; and to do all other Things necessary for the speedy Advancement of the Service: And Mr. Rigby, &c. is required from time to time to make Report to this House, of all the Proceedings in the Premises, for the Approbation thereof: And the Lord General is hereby desired to allow of such Commanders, and other Officers, for the said Forces; and to give Commissions unto them, as the said Committee shall present unto him; unless he shall find just Cause to the contrary.
Sir Robert Parkhurst brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to a present Conference, as is desired.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland do meet this Afternoon: And that the Letters from the Lords Justices be referred to the Consideration of that Committee.
Privilege to a Trooper.
Ordered, That Mr. Ellis, a Trooper in Captain Mildemaye's Troop (the which Troop is entertained into the Service of the Parliament, and in actual Service of the Parliament), and is arrested upon a mean Process, for a Debt of Forty Shillings, shall have the Privilege of Parliament; and be discharged.
Proclamations against Persons impeached.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it is the Opinion of this House, That Proclamations shall be made by the Order of Parliament, at the Parliament Doors in Westminster Hall, and in the Palace-yard, by the Officer of the Lords House, according to ancient Custom; and that, by the like Order, the Sheriff of London be required to make Proclamations in London; for the several Persons impeached of High Treason to appear by a Day certain; under Pain of Conviction, Attender, and Forfeiture of their Lands and Goods.
Sequestering their Estates.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it is the Opinion of this House, That Order be issued out to the Sheriffs of the Counties where the Lands of Persons so impeached lye; requesting them to sequester their Rents; and to put them in safe Custody, till farther Order be taken: And that the Opinion of * * * *
Pursuit of Marq. Herts.
Three Letters from the Earl of Bedford, of the Five-and-twentieth, Six-and-twentieth, and Seven-and-twen-tieth of September, of the Passages of the Earl of Bedford, in Pursuit of the Marquis Herts.
Pay to Irish Committees.
Mr. Jo. Goodwyn carried up to the Lords the Order for the Allowance of the Pay to the Committees that are to go into Ireland.
He brings Answer, That they do assent unto the Order.
Memorandum, That the House takes Notice of a Debt due by Sir Charles Berkeley to Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Whittacre, Members of this House; and will take Consideration of them in convenient Time.
Member disabled to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Ralph Sydenham shall be disabled to continue any longer a Member of this House, during this Parliament.
Affairs in Worcester.
Ordered, That the Three hundred Pounds, remaining in the Hands of Mr. Tho. Hill, of Ashley in the County of Worcester, Gentleman, collected for Coat and Conduct Money, shall be safe kept in his Hands; to be disposed of by Order of the Lord Lieutenant, or Deputy Lieutenants, of the said County, or some of them, for the Buying of Arms for the Defence of the County, according to the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, touching the Militia: And that the Magazine of Arms and Ammunition at Droitwich in the same County be safe kept by the Bailiffs and Officers of the said Town; to be employed by the Lord Lieutenant, and Deputy Lieutenants, of the said County.