House of Commons Journal Volume 3: 13 July 1643

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Jovis, 13 Julii, 1643.


Muchinge Vicarage.

AN Order for sequestring the Vicarage of Muchinge in the County of Essex was read; whereof Robert Snell is Vicar; and for putting in Mr. Jo. Allen, Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is appointed to officiate the Cure in all the Parts thereof; and for his Maintenance, to receive the Profits thereof; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Thornehill Parsonage.

An Ordinance for the putting in of Mr. Whitton, Chaplain to the Lord Fairefaxe, to be Parson of Thornehill in the County of Yorke; the which Place, by the Death of Mr. Greenwood, is in the Gift of Sir Wm. Savile, now in actual Arms against the Parliament; was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Hotham's Trunks, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee at Hull, or the major Part of them, shall open the Trunks and Boxes of Sir Jo. Hotham and Captain Hotham; and take an Inventory what is contained in them; and certify unto the House what Monies, Plate, or other Goods there are there; and out of the said Monies, shall take and borrow a Thousand Pounds, upon Account, and employ it to the Pay of the Garisons of Hull, and Beverley, and that they shall likewise take out Five hundred Pounds more, out of the said Monies, and deliver it, upon Account, to Captain Mowyer Captain of the Ship Hercules, towards the Pay of him, and Ship Company; being Part of the Eight hundred Pounds received by Sir Jo. Hotham, of the Collectors of the Customs: And it is left to the said Committee, to consider of the Charges and Expences of Sir Wm. Alanson, in his Journey up and down, and to satisfy him out of the said Monies.

Fortifying Sandwich.

It is Ordered, That the Plate to the Value of Three hundred and Thirty Pounds, or thereabouts, which the Mayor, Jurates, and Commoualty of Sandwich, with some others, have petitioned for to this House, shall be delivered in to the Treasurers at Guildhall for Plate and Monies; to be by them weighed exactly, every Parcel by itself; and to give Acquittances to each Man apart for what they so receive: And it is further Ordered, That the same Plate so received, by the aforesaid Treasurers, or the Value of it in Money, be forthwith paid and delivered to Robert Dunkin of Sandwich, or his Deputy, for and towards the repairing and fortifying of the said Town, according as they have formerly petitioned this House.

Committees to Scotland.

Mr. Pym presented from the Committee, the Instructions for the Committees appointed to go into Scotland: Which were read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.

He likewise presented the Declaration to the Scots in Nature of a Letter of Credit to the Committees and Commissioners: Which was read; and assented unto.

He likewise presented a Letter to the Lords of the Secret Council: The which was read; and assented unto.

He likewise presented a Letter to the Lords and others, Commissioners for the Conservation of the Peace: The which was read; and assented unto.

He likewise presented a Letter to his Excellency the Earl of Leven: The which was read; and assented unto.

Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired in all these Particulars of the Dispatch into Scotland; and likewise in the Ordinance, Yesterday passed, for constituteing and giving Authority to the Committees appointed to be sent into Scotland: And that these Particulars be delivered to the Lords, at a Conference.

Memorandum, all these Particulars were carried up immediately, before any Copies could be taken of them.

Message to Lords.

Sir Peter Wentworth went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the Affairs of Scotland.

He likewise carried up the Ordinance for sequestring the Parsonage of * * to Mr. Whitton, Chaplain to the Lord Fairfaxe.


Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer, that the Lords do agree to a present Conference, as is desired; and will take the Ordinance of Sequestration into Consideration, and send Answer by Messengers of their own.


Mr. Pym, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Prideaux, are appointed Managers of this Conference.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and Mr. Page;

The Lords having appointed this Day to have proceeded in the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkeley; and the Business of this Day not permitting Time to proceed therein; they have put off that Trial until Saturday next.

The Lords have received a Petition from Jo. Broccas, a Prisoner in the Compter, desiring their Pity and Compassion: They have taken it into Consideration; and desire you to take it into your Pity.

The said Petition was read.

Bailing Broccas.

Resolved, &c. That Answer shall be returned to the Lords, that this House leaves it to their Lordships to proceed in the Bail of Broccas, as they shall think fit.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message, and the Petition sent down; and that, in regard of the great Business of the Kingdom, at this time they cannot proceed in the lmpeachment of Broccas; and therefore refer it to their Lordships to proceed to the Bail of him, as they shall think fit.

Bedford Petition.

An humble Petition from divers Inhabitants of the County of Bedford, was read; and ordered to be referred to Sir Olicer Luke and Sir Beauchamp St. John, to confer with their Countrymen of Bedfordshire, the Petitioners; and to understand and receive their Desires; and to consider of some Answer to them; and to report it to the House.

Army Affairs.

Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Holland, Mr. Cage, Mr. Marten, Mr. Rous, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Edw. Baynton, Mr. Holles, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Strode, Mr. Stephens, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Millington, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Bond, the Burgesses of London;

This Committee, or any Five of them, is to consider of that Part of my Lord General's Letter, of the Ninth of July, which concerns Supplies; and to consider of some Means to prevent the Mischiefs which my Lord General acknowledges not to be in the Power of his Army to prevent; and likewise to consider, ( (fn. 1) and put in Execution) what is fit to be done for the Safety of the City, the Parliament, and the Parts adjacent: And have Power to send to the Committee for the Militia in London, to send some of that Committee to confer with this Committee upon the Propositions referred to this Committee: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Star Chamber: And the Care of this Business is especially recommended to Mr. Vassall.

Answer to Lord General.

Mr. Pym presented, from the Committee, the Draught of a Letter to be sent; in Answer to the Letter from my Lord General, of the Ninth of July: The which was read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be fair written for Mr. Speaker to sign.


Ordered, That Mr. Corbett do report To-morrow the Ordinance concerning Newcastle.

Grocers Hall Committee.

The humble Petition of the Committee usually sitting at Grocers Hall, for the Advance of additional Forces for Sir Wm. Waller, was read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee of this House, for the monthly Provisions for that Army; who have Power to call the said Committee, or so many of them, as they think fit, to come unto them: And Sir Rob. Harley is added thereunto.

Army to take the Oath.

Sir Rob. Harley, Mr. Millington, Sir Hen. Mildmy, Mr. Rous, are appointed to prepare a Letter to be sent to his Excellency, to tender the Oath to all the Officers and Soldiers in the Army under his Command.

Bastwicke's Arrears.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do grant their Warrant to the Treasurer at Wars, for the present Payment of One hundred Fiftyseven Pounds, Arrears of Payment due to Dr. Bastwicke, who is in great Distress, being close Prisoner in Yorke Gaol; and that the same be paid to Susannah Bastwicke, his Wife, to be conveyed and disposed of for the Use of her said Husband.

Commissioners to Scotland.

Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do move my Lord Mayor and City, to present the Names of Two such Persons, of the City of London, unto this House, as are fit to be sent with the Commissioners from both Houses of Parliament into Scotland.

Voluntiers, &c.

The Ordinance for Voluntiers and Contribution was read:

And the Question being put for passing thereof;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Evelyn, and Mr. Strode, Tellers for the Yea, 31.
Mr. Marten, Sir H. Mildmay, Tellers for the Noe, 35.

Irish Remonstrance.

Ordered, That the Irish Remonstrance be proceeded in To-morrow Morning.

Committee to tender the Oath.

Ordered, That the Committee for Examinations shall have Power to tender the Oath to such Persons as they shall think fit.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Militia do tender the Oath to such Persons as they shall please.

Gosse's Accounts.

Upon Mr. Trenchard's Report, it is Ordered, That Mr. Gosse do attend the House To-morrow, and bring his Accounts with him, what Monies he has paid, to whom, and by what Warrant,

Oath and Covenant.

Ordered, That the Assembly do take the new Oath and Covenant, taken by both Houses of Parliament.

Collectors of Money, &c.

Ordered, That all and every Collector, Receiver, of other Person, unto whose Hands any Monies, Plate, or other Goods, are appointed to be paid, sold or disposed of by any Act or Ordinance of Parliament, shall pay and deliver the same unto the several and respective Treasurers, authorized by the several and respective Acts and Ordinances of Parliament to receive the same; and if any Collectors, Receivers, or other Person, shall otherwise dispose, pay, or employ the same, that then he or they shall be liable, not only to make Payment of such Monies, so by him or them received, and not paid, unto the Treasurers, authorized to receive the same, as aforesaid, but also to such further Punishment as this House shall think fit to inflict upon them, for his or their Neglect and Contempt.

Ordered, This Order be forthwith printed and published.

Exchange of Prisoners.

Ordered, That Captain Samuel Marten be recommended to my Lord General, to be exchanged for Dr. Turner, now in Prison in the King's Bench.

Ordered, That Captain George Dodding and Captain George Tolson, taken Prisoners in Lancashire, and now removed to Oxford, be recommended to my Lord General, for Exchange.


Ordered, That Mr. Green report the Business of the Navy To-morrow Morning.

The Covenant.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where Mr. Bond has the Chair, to certify what Members have not taken the Covenant, nor subscribed their Names.

Dr. Bastwick.

Ordered, That Dr. Bastwick be recommended to his Excellency, from this House, for Exchange; and that his Name be inserted in the List of Prisoners to be sent to Oxford for Exchange; and that Mr. Nicoll do write to his Excellency concerning the same; and withal to acquaint him, that the Queen and the Earl of Newcastle have both refused to exchange him, in regard his Majesty, by Warrant under his own Hand, committed him to York Gaol, and ordered that he should not be released but by his Majesty's Consent.

Suspected Persons.

Ordered, That such Persons as the Committee for the Militia in London shall appoint, taking with them the Constables of each several Parish, or one of them, together with such and so many of the Trained Bands and auxiliary Forces as they shall think fit, shall be authorized and are hereby required forthwith to make diligent Search in all such Houses and Places, in their several and respective Parishes, within the Works, as to them shall seem meet, for the finding, apprehending, and disarming of such dangerous and suspected Persons as do or shall remain and lurk within the said Parishes, and cannot give an Account of the just Cause of their being there; and that they bring them before the Committee of the Militia of the City of London, there to be dealt withal as the Case shall require; and, in the Interim, that their Persons be secured or put into safe Custody. And it is further Ordered, That for the better Execution of this Order, Colonel Manwaring, Colonel Harvey, Captain Tichborne, and such and so many of the Trained Bands of the City of London, as to the said Committee for the Militia shall be thought requisite; and all and every of them, shall be aiding and assisting to the said Parishioners upon all Occasions; timely Notice being first given to the said Committee of the Militia, by the said several and respective Parishioners: And if the Persons, whose Names are under written, shall neglect the speedy or due Execution hereof, then the said Committee of the Militia are hereby required by the Trained Bands of the said City of London, to cause the same to be put in Execution forthwith and from time to time, as Cause shall require; and shall and may require the Trained Bands, auxillary Forces, and other Officers of the said Parishes respectively, to be aiding and assisting to them in the Execution of the Premises; who are hereby required to do the same, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils. And it is further Ordered, That the like Search be made in the City of London, by the Directions and Appointment of the said Committee of the Militia forthwith and so often as they shall see Cause: Whereunto all the Forces of the said City are hereby likewise required to be aiding, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils.


  • 1. These Words were added, by an Order, 17 Julii.