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, 17 Octobris, 1642.
Pass for Packington.
THE humble Petition of Abigail Packington Widow, desiring to travel into Holland, with Richard Burford, Rich. Edwards, and Humphrey Lutley, her domestick Men-servants, and Dorothy Mallory, Joan Cozens, and Anne Cooke, her Maid-servants, was this Day read: And
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Bagshaw, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Young, Mr. Bond, Sir Jo. Bamfield, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Noble, Mr. Buller, * Pelham, * Holland, * Wheeler, * Pye, * Goodwyn, * Heblethwayte, Mr. Selden, are to make a Declaration concerning Ecclesiastical Courts, that they shall proceed upon those Statutes that are in Force touching Tythes: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Affairs at Plymouth, &c.
Resolved, That the Mayor of Plymouth shall be reimbursed the Monies he has disbursed upon the publick Occasions, out of the Monies that are or shall come in within that Town upon the Propositions: And that, if he shall disburse more than shall come in upon the Propositions, that then he shall have the publick Faith for the Repayment of it.
Person sent for in Custody.
Defence of Devon, &c.
Resolved, That the Treasurers in London, for the Monies that come in upon the Propositions, do forthwith pay out of the said Money Two thousand Pounds, to Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, to be by him paid to Sir Jo. Bamfield, and Mr. Waddon, to be employed for the Defence and Safety of the Counties of Devon and Cornewall.
Loan for Coventry.
Ordered, That Mr. Jesson, a Member of this House, be desired to furnish presently a Thousand Pounds for Supply of the present Necessity of the Town of Coventry: The which the House will take as a very good Service, and as a Testimony of that Affection he owes to that Town: And do promise that he shall be repaid the same Sum of One thousand Pounds out of the Fifteen hundred Pounds-worth of Plate sent up from that City, so soon as it can be coined.
King's Instructions to Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
Lord Chief Justice.
Mr. Barrell, a Clerk in the King's Bench, who informed a Member of this House, that the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench had received a Writ of Ease, or Supersedeas, to discharge him from that Place;
Mr. Barrell was again called in; and injoined to make his Repair, presently, to the House of the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench; and desire him to certify this House, whether he had received any Writ of Ease; and to send a Copy of That; and likewise of his Commission or Writ, whereby he is called to that Place: And Mr. Richardson, a Servant to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, is injoined to go with Mr. Barrell.
Proceedings concerning Norrick.
Lord Chief Justice.
Resolved, That a Conference shall be desired with the Lords, concerning the Lord Chief Justice having received a Writ of Ease: And that this House holds Justice Berkley to be the fittest of the Three that are left, to sit, upon Thursday next, upon the Essoigns.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Morley went up to desire this Conference: And carried up to the Lords, the Order concerning the Forty thousand Pounds of the Brotherly Assistance, out of the Strangers Money: The Order concerning Apprehend... the Adherents to Marquis Herts: The Order concerning Two thousand Pounds to be employed for the Counties of Devon and Cornewall.
Proceedings against Price, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee intrusted in the County of Surrey, to put the Propositions for Advancing of Horse, Money, and Plate, in Execution, shall have Power, and be required, to disarm Mr. Price High Sheriff of the said County, Mr. Bailiff Cordrey, and Mr. Will. Knightley; and to disarm, and to secure, Mr. Snelling junior, Mr. Job Weale, Mr. Tho. Brandling, Mr. Geo. Goldwyer, Mr. Nich. Browne, Mr. Roger Clerke, Mr. Robert Kidwell, Mr. Henry Dixon, Mr. Geo. Gildon, Sir Tho. Reynolds of Waybridge, according to the Order and Vote of both Houses, of the Fifteenth of this present October.
Raising Horse, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee in the several Counties, intrusted with the Execution of the Propositions for the Raising of Horse, Money, or Plate, shall have Power to secure or disarm such Persons as they shall find refractory to the Advancing of that Service, according to the Votes of both Houses.
Lord Lieut, of Ireland.
Answer from Lords.
Raising Forces, &c. in Devan.
Resolved, upon the Question, That all the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Devon, and the principal Gentlemen, do meet together in certain convenient Places of that Shire, and at appointed Times; and have Power from both Houses to convene each particular Person of Ability before them, and to demand what every Man will lend, either by the Week, Month, or in Gross, for the Defence of the Kingdom:
That it be Declared, That those which will not contribute to this necessary Service, do as much as in them lies to betray their Religion, Liberty, and Property; and do shew themselves dead Members, that have no Feeling of the Calamity of the Kingdom; and therefore, that they shall not be protected by the Horse and Arms which shall be raised within this County.
5. That a Troop of Horse shall be presently raised, and an Hundred Dragoons, for the Quiet of that County, to answer all Alarms, to bring up to Parliament Delinquents, and to do other Service, as they shall be injoined by One or both Houses of Parliament.
It is Declared, That both the Houses of Parliament will take it as a high Mockery and Indignity offered them, if they do not perform according to their Agreement: And that those who shall not tender such an Excuse which shall be, in the Opinion of the major Part of the Commissioners, judged reasonable, shall be sent to the Parliament, to answer their gross Abuse, and Breach of Promise.
7. That whereas the County of Devon is content to raise the Troop of Horse at their own Charge, expecting no Re-payment for their Raising, so as the Officers may be chosen by them, and paid out of the Contribution Money of the City of Exon; It is Ordered, That they reside at Exon, unless they shall be called thence by the Deputy Lieutenants of Devon, for to serve elsewhere.