House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 16 December 1642

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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 Veneris, 16 Decembris, 1642.


Prisoners of War.

A LETTER from Captain Catesby, Captain Vivres, and Captain Lilbourn, Prisoners in the Castle at Oxon; of the Thirteenth of December, who have been indicted upon Treason; and are to be tried on Tuesday next, &c. was this Day read.

Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Browne, and all the Lawyers of the House, are appointed to consider of the Letter of the Thirteenth of December, from Captain Catesby, &c. to prepare a Declaration upon it, to express, That the Parliament shall proceed in the like Manner, against the Prisoners taken, of the King's Army, as They shall proceed against any taken by them, that have been in the Service in the Army under the Command of the Earl of Essex, or have done any thing by Authority of Parliament; and to consider, to enable these Prisoners to make their Defence at their Trial; and to send a Letter to the Judges.

Affairs in Yorkeshire, &c.

Two Letters, One from Lord Fairefax, of the Eleventh of December, relating the Condition of the State of Yorkeshire; and One from Sir Hugh Cholmeley, of the Ninth of December, relating the State of Scarborough Castle; and giving some Reasons for his not coming to the Lord Fairefax, according to his Order.

Resolved, That my Lord General be desired to send strict Commands to Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Colonel Boynton, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Jo. Gell, Captain Mildmay, Captain Alured, and Captain White, and all other Officers and Forces of those Northern Counties, to march presently with their Forces, to join with the Forces of the Lord Fairefax; and from time to time to obey the Commands of the Lord Fairefax, as General of the Forces in the North.

Resolved, &c. That the Armies and Forces raised against the Parliament are for the Rooting out of the Protestant Religion, and the Protestants out of England; and for the Advancement, and Bringing in, of Popery.

Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Letters from Yorkeshire and Holland, this Day read, be communicated to the Lords, when this Vote is carried up; and a Desire that they may be printed.

Resolved, &c. That the Persons of all Papists that are of Estate, or dangerous, be forthwith secured, and put in safe Custody, and their Estates and Offices sequestered.

The Lords Concurrence, * * * * .

Resolved, That the Earl of Warwick, and the Commissioners of the Admiralty, be desired, by both Houses, to take some Care to send some Ships to ride upon the Northern Coasts to prevent the Arrival of any Forces, or Ammunition, that shall be sent into Newcastle, or any other Way, as they shall think fit.

These Votes to be delivered at a Conference with the Lords: And Mr. Pym to manage the Conference.

Bringing Forces from Scotland.

Resolved, &c. That if any Colonel, Captain or other Officer of Scotland, shall bring in any Forces hither, of Horse or Foot, by Contract of our Agents in Scotland, to oppose the Army of Papists, and their Adherents, now raised, that they shall be entertained.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Strode is appointed to desire of the Lords a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning the present Condition of the Affairs in the North. He is likewise to carry up to the Lords the Addition to the Ordinance concerning the ....., brought from the Lords.

Army Pay, &c.

Resolved, That all the Monies that shall be raised in the County of Lincolne, upon the Propositions (excepting such of those Monies as are already assigned by former Orders), shall be employed towards the Payment of the Forces under the Command of the Lord Fairefax.

* Strickland, * Darley, * Blackiston, * Vane, * Wastall, * Armyn, * Allanson, * Stapilton, Mr. Hoyle, * Rigby;

This Committee is to consider of some Means of Raising of Monies for Supply of the Northern Occasions; and for Raising of a Thousand Dragooners for the Service of the Northern Counties: And are to meet presently; and so from time to time, as they shall think fit.

Papists in E. of Newcastle's Army.

Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Wasthall, are to consider together of the Names of such Papists as have Commands in the Army under the Command of the Earl of Newcastle; and to present a List of them, that they may be printed.

Catesby, &c.

A Declaration concerning Captain Catesby, Captain Vivres, and Captain Lilburne, &c. was this Day read; and re-committed unto the same Committee; with the Addition of Mr. Holles and Mr. Pym.

Prisoner discharged, &c.

Upon the humble Petition of Sir Sydney Mountague, confessing his Error, and desiring the Pardon of the House;

It was Resolved, &c. That Sir Sydney Mountague, now a Prisoner in the Tower, by Order of this House, be forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint or Imprisonment.

Mr. Pierrepointe and Mr. Mountague are ordered to move Sir Sydney Mountague to lend One thousand Pounds towards the Northern Expedition, upon the Security of the Publick Faith.

Hughes Petition.

The humble Petition of Lewis Hughes, Clerk, a Prisoner, by the Order of this House, desiring to be bailed, was this Day read.

And the Question being put for his Bail;

It passed with the Negative.

Anfwer from Lords.

Mr. Strode reports, That the Lords have agreed to the Addition to the Ordinance for Assessing of Monies, &c.; and likewise, to the Conference concerning the present Condition of the Northern Counties.

Hudson's Horses.

Ordered, That the Four Horses belonging to Mrs. Hudson, and seized by Serjeant Major Pretty, shall be valued by the Commissaries appointed for that Purpose; and delivered unto Serjeant Major Pretty, to be employed by him in the Army, for Recruiting of his Troop, according to the Warrant of my Lord General.

Hudson's Restraint &c.

Ordered, That Mrs. Hudson be restrained in her House in London; giving good Security, that she will not depart thence, without first acquainting the House therewith.

Ordered, That Mr. Ashe do consider of the Bills and Bonds taken with Mrs. Hudson; and take the best Course for Recovery of the Sums due upon those Bonds, to the Service of the Commonwealth.

Bailing a Prisoner.

Ordered, That Sir Anth. Ager shall have Liberty to go to visit his Wife, upon Bail; to be absent for a Week only.

Victory at Winchester.

Resolved, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do give Order to the Treasurer at Wars, to pay unto Theodore Jennings, that brought the News first from Winchester, of the Victory obtained there by the Parliament Forces, against the Forces under the Command of the Lord Grandezon, Twenty Pounds; as a Reward from this House of his good Service.

Publick Thanksgiving.

Resolved, That, in the several Churches of London and Westminster, and the Suburbs and Liberties thereof, and the Borough of Southwarke; publick Thanks shall be given unto God, on the next Lord's Day, for the good Success it pleased God to give the Parliament Forces against the Cavaliers and Forces under the Command of the Lord Grandesan at Winchester.

Sir H. Vane is appointed to prepare a Narrative of this Success.

Countess of Bathe's Horses.

Resolved, That the Countess of Bathe shall have her Two Coach Horses restored unto her, that have been seized by the Commissaries, or their Agents, authorized to seize Horses by virtue of the Ordinance of Parliament: And the said Commissaries, their Agents, or such other Persons in whose Custody the said Horses shall be found, are hereby required, forthwith, upon Sight hereof, to deliver the said Horses.

Allowance to Lord Lieut. of Ireland, &c.

Resolved, &c. That Ten Pounds per Diem shall be allowed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, as the General of the Army there, from the Five-and-twentieth Day of July last past.

Resolved, That the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland do give Order to Mr. Loftus, or his Agents, forthwith to pay the said Allowances, according to the Order abovesaid.

Resolved, That Eight thousand Pounds be paid to the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, out of the Adventurers Money; to be kept in his Hands, and issued forth, upon the Lord Lieutenant's Warrants, for incident Charges.

Message from Lords.

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

The Lords have sent down the Votes brought up at this Conference; and have agreed unto them all but the Fourth; which they desired may be altered, accordingly as they have here sent it down: The which was read, and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.


Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and have assented unto the Alteration, as it was propounded from the Lords.

Papists Estates.

Ordered, To be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed the Twenty-sixth of November, for the Advancement of Monies, and Procuring of all other Necessaries for the Army, to see this Order for securing of Papists, and sequestring their Estates, effectually and speedily put in Execution upon all such Papists, Lords or others, and their Estates and Offices, as shall be found within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Suburbs; and the Borough of Southwark, Middlesex, and Places adjacent.