Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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-, Hall Place, 1643, Money, &c. seized there, to be brought up to Guildhall, 10 Aug.
-, William, 1642, to have Warrant to pass into France, 16 Mar.
-, Isabel, 1643, Petition referred to the Committee for Obstructions in Courts of Justice, 19 July.
-, Sir George, 1643, Order for apprehending him, and searching his House for Arms, 10 June.
-, Sir Robert, 1643, Order for stopping Letters going to him beyond Sea - for his Return into England within a limited Time, 14 June.
-, 1644, Motion for referring his Petition to the Committee for Sequestrations, 21 May. Referred, 23.
-, Thomas, 1643, Petition referred to the Committee for Safety, 15 May.
-, Mr. 1643, Question that Monies paid by him in Rouen shall be forfeited, Neg. 30 Dec.
-, Clement, 1643, Order for advancing him 50 £ out of the King's Revenue, for fitting Somerset House for the French Ambassador, 22 Sept. - His Desires concerning furnishing Lodgings for him at Oxon, communicated by Lords, and read, 29.
-, Earl of, 1643, ordered into Custody, 10 Apr. Conference desired by Lords concerning him; agreed to; Reporters appointed; Conference held, and reported; House join in a Pass for him to Oxon, 11. - Voted incapable of sitting during this Parliament, 10 May.
-, 1644, House approves of his Commitment, 18 June - Order for disposing of his Horses, 21 - for bailing him, 25. Bail approved, 29.
-, Andrew and Matthew, 1643, Petition referred to the Committee for Sequestrations in Kent, 23 Aug.
-, 1642, Deputy Lieutenants appointed, 16 Mar. - Impowered to authorize Persons to seize Malignants Arms and Horses, 20.
-, 1643, Letter concerning the seizing Horses, read, and referred to the Deputy Lieutenants; Person to attend them, 30 Mar. - Committees Letter read, 5 Apr. Members Deputy Lieutenants to go down to advance the Ordinances for Assessments and Sequestrations, 5 & 14. Sir Michael Livesay, with his Forces, to attend that Service, 14 - Committees added, 14 Apr. - 10 & 18 May - Deputy Lieutenants added, 11 May - 23 June - 13 Sept. - 16 Oct. - 2 Nov. - 22 Dec. - Committees Letter read; Thanks thereupon, 22 Apr. - A Committee to treat with a Person about furnishing Powder for the County, 12 May - Deputy Lieutenants Letter concerning Members that do not concur in Execution of the Ordinances, read; Thanks thereupon, 18 - Ordinance for settling the Peace of the County, and enabling them to associate with London, and the Counties adjacent, with Instructions for better putting the Ordinance in Execution, read, and agreed to, 29. Lords Concurrence signified, 30 - Monies collected upon the Weekly Assessments to be employed for providing Arms, 1 June - Deputy Lieutenants Letter; Order for Satisfaction of the Arrear, and further Pay of the Guard at Rochester Bridge, 22 - Committees and Deputy Lieutenants to consider of a proper Sum towards defraying their public Charges, 26 - A Committee to prepare Letter to be sent to the County to rise, 5 July - Ordinance for raising Money and Forces to be prepared - The County to be enjoined to associate with Southampton, Sussex, and Surrey, 18. Vide Southampton County - Order for sending down a Troop of Horse - Letters and Information concerning an Insurrection, read; the Committee for the Militia impowered to levy 300 Horse for Dragoons, to suppress it, 19. Letter concerning it; Person examined; Declaration of Pardon from the Committee for Safety, read, and agreed to, with Amendments; Conference desired with Lords thereupon; agreed to; Managers appointed; Conference held; Lords Concurrence signified, 20. Deputy Lieutenants to engage the Mutineers, and to try and execute them by martial Law; a Committee to prepare Ordinance for that Purpose, 22. Instruction to prepare Clause for reimbursing the City out of the Rebels Estates, 29 - Letter concerning the chief Leaders, Members to prepare Answer, 24 - Another Letter concerning the taking Tunbridge, sent to Lords; Question for putting in a Garison, Neg; a Committee to prepare Letter of Thanks - Sequestration Monies to be employed for suppressing the Rebeltion, 25 - Letter concerning the total Rout of the Mutineers, 27 - Another Letter read; Person examined: Proceedings thereupon. Vide Farnaby, Chace, Rowland, Walleys, Hobbs, and Hales, Sir Edward - Order for seizing the Mutineers Horses and Arms - Horses to be sent up to the Commissary of Horses - Arms to be laid up in a safe Place, or distributed to the Well-affected, 28 - Ordinance for seizing them, and for compounding with proper Persons, read, 4 Aug. Sent to Lords, 14. House put them in mind thereof, 15 - Deputy Lieutenants to put the Ordinance in Execution, 13 Sept. - Malignants Houses to be searched for Arms, 9 - Letter concerning Ministers in the late Insurrection, referred to the Committee for plundered Ministers, 11 - Additional Committees to the Committee for Sequestrations, agreed to by Lords, 24 - A Committee to peruse Letters from thence, and report the Contents, 13 - Estates of Non-contributors to the Assessments to be sequestered - Debtors to disburse the Sums assessed upon their Creditors, 18 - Deputy Lieutenants Letter, 28 - A Committee to prepare Ordinance to associate Kent, Hertfordshire, Surrey, and Sussex, 2 Oct. Ordinance read, and agreed to, 27 - Letter read; Lord General to be desired to prevent plundering, 17 Oct. - Order for borrowing 5,000 £ of the County, upon the Security of the Excise, 20 Nov. - Order for sending down Drakes, 23 - for sending down Billetmoney, 5 Dec. - Members for the County to present Names of Persons fit to be made Sheriff and Justices of the Peace, 9 - High Sheriff appointed, 30 - Member to prepare Letter, desiring Officers may receive their Commissions from Sir William Waller, 19 Feb. Contents to be communicated to him, 22 - Order for their receiving Commissions from him to be sent to the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees, 1 Mar.
-, 1644, a Committee to consider of raising Horse according to Lord General's Proposition, 13 Apr. Committees Letter concerning it; Members to acquaint them with the Necessity thereof, 15 - Committees Petition referred to the Committee for the Surrey Petition, 25 - The Committee of both Kingdoms to write to the Committees to continue their supernumerary Horse, 8 May. Member to prepare the Letter, 9 - Letter from the Committee at Knoll, referred to the Committee for those that come in upon the Declaration, 27 - The Committee at Knoll to inquire what Persons of the County have come in, and since threatened their Tenants for paying Rent to the Parliament, 31 - The Troop of Horse and Company of Dragoons to be paid by the State for the Time they march out of the County; Committees to be desired to dispatch them, 6 June - The Committee for the Navy to prevent Abuses of Persons felling Timber for the Navy, 28 - Order for sending Foot to Sir William Waller, 17 Aug. - Supernumerary Forces sent to Major General Browne to be paid by the State - Member to prepare Letter to quicken them to send up their Forces, 21 - A Committee to prepare Letter to the Committee in Kent, to continue their Forces at Lyme, and take Order for paying them, 10 Oct. - Ordinance for Jointacting by the Committees of the County and the Committees for the Corporations therein, read twice, and committed, 6 Nov. Committee revived; Order for their Meeting; Committees added, 29 - Ordinance for adding Committees to the Committee for Sequestrations, read, and passed, 6 Nov. Sent to Lords, 9. Agreed to by them, 11 - Petition and Propositions, with a Remonstrance, read; Speaker's Answer to Persons who presented them; Further Desire concerning Kentish Men taken Prisoners at Saltash; Members to withdraw, and give Answer, 14. Petition, &c. to be considered in a Committee of the whole House, 14, 16, 19, 25 & 26. Committee fits, 16 - Order for reimbursing 1,000 £, to be advanced out of the Sale of a sequestered Estate, 28 - High Sheriff appointed; Lords Concurrence to be desired, 2 Dec. Signified, 3 - Committees to be desired to bring in Monies to pay their Forces, 5 - Committees Letter concerning a Plot upon Dover Castle, and Commissions of Array brought into the County, read; Thanks thereupon, 23.
-, Captain Gilbert, 1644, Petition; Order for his repairing forthwith to his Charge, 15 May.
-, Captain, 1643, to be exchanged for Colonel Thomas Rainsborough, 4 Nov.
-, 1644, his Petition communicated by Lords, 25 Mar. - Message from them concerning it; Order for paying his Wife 50 £ out of his Arrears, 3 Apr. - To be exchanged for Captain Turpin, 17 May.
-, Simon, 1643, Order for his Discharge, 23 Sept.
-, Mr. 1643, Order for sequestering his Estate, 30 Sept.
-, Sir Peter, 1643, to have Warrant to pass to Oxon, and return, 30 Oct.
-, Henry, 1643, voted incapable of sitting during this Parliament, 22 Jan.
-, Castle, 1643, Letter about betraying it to be presented, 5 May.
-, 1642, his Message concerning the Treaty, communicated by Lords, 24 Mar. Vide Treaty.
-, 1643, his Letter to the Mayor of Weymouth, demanding Supply for the Forces in Portland, read, 10 Apr. Vide Weymouth - Order for applying his Revenues in the several Counties to the Pay and Repair of the Forts and Castles therein, 18 - Intercepted Letter from him to the Queen, concerning disposing of great Offices, 7 May - His Answer concerning the Business of Ireland, 10 - Conference desired by Lords concerning a Message from him, agreed to; Reporters appointed; Conference held, and reported; Previous Questions for proceeding in a Debate thereupon - for debating To-morrow Morning, severally Neg.; Time appointed for it, 22 - Lords put House in mind thereof, 1 June - Conference desired by Lords concerning Propositions to be sent to him, 4 Aug. Agreed to; Reporters appointed; Conference held, and reported; Part concerning the Revenue agreed to; further Consideration adjourned, 5. Resumed; Question for agreeing to the Propositions, Neg.; a Committee to assign Reasons, 7. Reasons to be presented, 9. Read, and agreed to; Conference desired thereupon, agreed to; Managers appointed; Conference held, 10 - Copy of his Letter to the States General concerning Mr. Strickland, and the Proceedings in Parliament, read; a Committee to prepare Declaration in Answer thereto, 15. Declaration reported, and re-committed, 16. Reported from Re-commitment, and to be delivered to Lords at a Conference, 17. Their Concurrence signified, 18. - Order against removing his Goods from Whitehall; a Committee to fee it put in Execution; their Report, 15. Vide Merry, Sir Thomas - Conference desired by Lords concerning searching his Houses, agreed to; Reporters appointed; Conference held, and reported, 18 - Ordinance from Lords concerning securing them, 13 Sept. - His Proclamations, with Writs for publishing them, for settling the Process of Green Wax at Oxon - for a Monthly Fast - for making Irish Money current here - forbidding the taking the Covenant; Messenger to be examined by the Committee for Examinations, and sent in safe Custody to Lord General, to be tried by martial Law, 31 Oct. - His Letter to the Privy Council of Scotland, concerning Men levied there - Another to the Judges, and Writs to adjourn the Term to Oxon, read, 22 Nov. - His Proclamation, enjoining Members of both Houses to meet at Oxon on a Day appointed, 30 Dec. - Another, to adjourn Hilary Term to Oxon, read, 6 Jan. Vide Term - His Letter to the Earl of Suffolk, with a Proclamation inclosed, requiring Members of both Houses to meet at Oxon on a Day appointed, 16 - Conference desired by Lords, concerning a Letter from the King, about a free Meeting of the Parliament, agreed to; Reporters appointed; Conference held, and reported; Lords Observations and Opinions upon the Letter read, and agreed to, 6 Mar. Scots Commissioners Opinions upon the Letter, and Lords Observations and Answers to the Letter presented from the Committee of both Kingdoms; Answer read, and agreed to; Order against divulging the Letter or Answer; Answer to be signed by Speakers of both Houses; the Committee of both Kingdoms to expedite the Declaration upon this and other Letters; Conference desired with Lords thereupon, agreed to; Managers appointed; Conference held, 9. Lords Concurrence to the Votes signified, 11 - His Letter to Sones to borrow 20 £ read, and referred to Mr. Recorder, 12.
-, 1644, a Committee to consider of Orders for restraining Persons to go to, or come from, the King's Quarters, 30 Mar. - His Proclamation for the County to bring in Hay and Corn to Oxon, on pain of having it burnt, read; Lord General to be thanked for sending it; Proclamation to be printed, 18 Apr. Declaration to be added thereto; sent to Lords, with Desire they may be printed; Lords Concurrence signified, 22 - The Committee for the Navy to consider of using his Parks and Forests within 20 Miles of London, for feeding Cattle, sent for Relief of the City, 3 June - Letter concerning his coming Southward, read, 19 - Another concerning the Motions of his Army, read, and referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, 22 - Another, relating his moving towards Northampton, 3 July - Intercepted Letter to the Queen, read, and referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, 8 - His Letter to the Earl of Newcastle, concerning Lord Rocheford, read, 12 - Copy of King's Message to both Houses of Parliament at Westminster communicated by Lord General, and Lord General's Answer thereto, read, 24 - Conference desired by Lords concerning Letters from the King and his Officers, and Lords General's Answer, agreed to; Reporters appointed; Conference held, and reported; Letters and Answer, with an Introduction and Declaration thereupon, to be printed, 14 Aug. - Order against selling Wood in his Chaces, without the Consent of the Committee for the Revenue, 7 Sept. - His Letter to the Lords and Commons of Parliament at Westminster, communicated by Lords, and referred to a Committee of both Houses, 16. Report of Resolutions, 18 - Letter concerning his marching eastward, sent to Lords, 4 Oct. - Another, concerning his marching to Salisbury, read, 17 - His Proclamation, declaring his Resolution to come towards London, to settle Peace in a full and free Parliament, 21 - Order for melting down his Plate, 16 Nov. - for disposing of the Proceed thereof, 16 & 22 - His Letter, concerning a Safe-Conduct for Persons appointed to carry down the Propositions for Peace, read, 18.
-, 1644, Ordinance for melting down his Plate in the Tower, and employing the Proceed thereof, read twice, and committed, 4 Oct. - Order for Delivery thereof to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, 16.
-, his Revenue, 1643, a Committee to consider of receiving and improving it, 25 Apr. - Committees of the several Counties to send up Rentals, 4 Sept. - Ordinance for due and orderly receiving and collecting the King's, Queen's, and Prince's, Revenues, and the Arrears thereof, read, and agreed to; Lords Concurrence to be desired, 21. Ordinance to be printed ; Place appointed for Meeting of the Committee nominated therein, 22. Order for publishing the Ordinance, read, and agreed to - Members to declare whether they will act as Receivers - Chairman appointed in the Absence of the former, 23 - Parties to attend them, 5 Oct. - Receivers to bring in their Accounts to the Committee, 21 - Committees added, 11 Nov. - Ordinance for receiving Rents due to the King, Queen, and Prince, out of Lands sequestered or to be sequestered, read twice, and agreed to; Lords Concurrence to be desired, 20 Dec. Signified, 23. - The Committee for the Revenue impowered to tender the Covenant to Persons under them, 6 Jan. - Officers of the Exchequer to issue Processes for levying the Revenues and Arrears according to their Directions, 7 Feb.
-, 1644, Resolution, that there is as much Security given by the Ordinance for collecting the Revenue of the King, &c. as can be given by both Houses, 25 Mar. - No Motions or Orders to be made for assigning Monies thereupon, but between 10 and 12 o'Clock, 25 May.
-, His Children, 1643, Order for furnishing them with Necessaries, 3 May - A Committee to inform themselves what disaffected Persons are about them, 26 June. - Report; Lift of Persons thought fit to attend them, agreed to; the Committee to tender the Covenant to Servants; Residue of the Report re-committed, 2 Dec. - Orders to be observed in their Family, read, and agreed to, 11 - Lady Vere appointed Governess to them, 28 June - Conference desired with Lords concerning the Children, agreed to; Managers appointed; Conference held, and reported, 1 July - Another Conference to be desired concerning regulating their Family, and displacing disaffected Persons, 15 - Countess of Dorset appointed Governess, 28. Vote sent to Lords, 29 - Princess Elizabeth's Letter concerning the Removal of her old Servants, and putting Strangers upon her, communicated by Lords, 16 Dec. Conference to be desired thereupon, 18 - Message from Lords, acquainting the House they had received a Letter from the Earl of Forth, concerning the King's Children, 2 Mar. Read; House concur with Lords in their Opinion, 12 - Conference desired by Lords, concerning regulating their Family, agreed to, 4 Mar. A Committee of both Houses to consider thereof, 7. Lift concerning it, agreed to by Lords, with Amendments; Amendments agreed to, 19.
-, 1644, Covenant from Lords, to be tendered to their Women Servants, read twice, and committed, 2 May. Reported, and passed, with Amendments, 3 June - House put Lords in mind thereof, 10 July - Their late Women Servants to have Warrant to go to the Queen at Exon, 19 June - Order for free Passage to the Princess and Duke of Gloucester to Chelsea, 26 July.
-, His Servants, 1643, Petition read, 4 Apr. - Order concerning their paying Assessments charged upon them by Ordinances; 27 - Their Petition read, and referred to the Committee for the King's Revenue, 19 May - Another, desiring Leave to go to Oxon, to make up their Accounts, read; Petitioners enjoined not to go; Member to prepare Order for their Indemnity, 29 Sept.
-, His Printers, 1643, a Committee to consider of turning the Profits of the Office to the Benefit of the State, 10 June.
-, Richard, 1643, Order for his Discharge, upon taking the Protestation, 11 Apr.
-, Andrew, 1643. Vide Privileges - Order for Sale of his sequestered Goods, 29 June - for sequestering his Debts, 29 July.
-, Giles, 1643, to be sent for by Serjeant, 8 May.
-, John, 1643. Vide Privileges.
-, Sir Robert, 1643, to have Warrant to go to Oxon, 22 Apr.
-, To have no Pass to go hence, 1 July.
-, Colonel Edward, 1644. Vide Privileges - A Committee to consider the Earl of Manchester's Letter concerning him, 15 May - Petition of Inhabitants, desiring he may be restored to the Government of Lincolnshire under the Earl of Manchester, read, and referred to him, 27 - His Petition referred to a Committee, 14 June.
-, 1643, Conference desired by Lords about Matters that concern the Peace thereof, agreed to; Reporters appointed; Conference held, and reported; Papers read, 21 June - Conference desired with Lords concerning it, agreed to; Managers appointed; Conference held, 5 July - A Committee to prepare Declaration for rising unanimously to defend, &c. 3 Aug. - The Committee for Safety thereof to sit every Afternoon at 3 o'Clock, 12 Dec. - Ordinance for constituting Commissioners of both Kingdoms, for better managing the Affairs thereof, read twice, and committed; Committee to present the Number, 30 Jan. - Committees appointed; Number and Quorum of them; Continuance of the Ordinance; Ordinance passed; Lords Concurrence to be desired, 7 Feb. Signified, with Amendments; Amendments disagreed to; a Committee to assign Reasons; Reasons reported; Conference defired, and agreed to; Managers appointed; Conference held, 10. Another desired by Lords, agreed to; Reporters appointed; Conference held, and reported; a Committee to consider Lords Reasons, and prepare Answer, 12. Answer reported; House adhere to their former Vote; former Reasons read, agreed to, and to be offered in Writing; free Conference desired with Lords; Managers appointed; free Conference agreed to, and held, 13. Lords Concurrence signified, 16. Oath of Secrecy to be tendered to the Committees, read, and agreed to; Members to be enjoined to take it; Lords to be desired to lay the same Injunction on their Members, 20. Message, desiring them to dispatch their Answer, 26 - Oath disagreed to by them; Conference to be desired, thereupon; a Committee to prepare Reasons, 1 Mar. Reasons reported; Managers appointed, 4. Conference desired, agreed to, and held, 5 - Ordinance from Lords, for appointing a Committee of both Houses to join with the Committees and Commissioners from Scotland, for better manageing the Affairs of both Nations, read, 1 Feb. Order for Second Reading, 2. Read, 3.
-, 1644, Ordinance from Lords, for continuing the Committee; Question for reading it, Neg. 7 May. Read, and rejected, 8. Another to the same Purport, agreed to, 6. Lords desired to expedite the passing it, 7 & 8. Conference desired by them thereupon, agreed to; Reporters appointed; Conference held, 10. Reported; their Reasons for additional Committees sent down with an Ordinance, voted unparliamentary - Ordinance from them to the fame Purport, read twice, and agreed to, with Amendments; a Committee to prepare them, 11. Amendments reported, and sent to Lords, 13. Message concerning them, 14. Conference desired by Lords, agreed to; Reporters appointed; Conference held, and reported; Question for sending up a new Ordinance, with a Blank for Lords Committees, Neg.; a Committee to prepare Answer to Lords Paper, 15. Paper and Answer, 16. Free Conference desired with Lords, agreed to; Managers appointed; Conference held, and reported - New Ordinance for continuing the Committee, read, and passed; Lords Concurrence to be desired, 17. Desired, 18. Ordinance returned, with Amendments, 20. Amendments considered; House adhere to their former Vote; Conference to be desired thereupon; Managers appointed, 21. Conference desired, agreed to, and held - Member to prepare Ordinance, declaring what Directions the Committee is appointed to follow; to insert an Oath of Secrecy, 22. Ordinance read twice, and passed; Lords Concurrence to be desired, 24 - Message, desiring them to expedite the passing it, 5 June - Order for Allowance to them for Intelligence, 27 - Order from Lords, which much concerned their Proceeding, and Answer thereto, reported. Answer approved, 14 June.
-, Bench, 1643, Ordinance impowering any other Justice, in the Absence of the Chief, to admit and swear Persons into vacant Places, read, and agreed to; Lords Concurrence to be desired, 7 Feb.
-, Prison, 1643, Order for proceeding against the Marshal suspended; Business referred to the Committee for Obstructions in Courts of Justice, 17 June.
-, upon Thames, 1643, the Committee for the Militia to be hastened to send a Regiment for the Security of the Town and Passages thereabouts, 20 Dec.
-, upon Hull, 1643, Committees Letter, with Copies of Two Letters inclosed; Copies to be printed, 10 July - Petition of Mayor, &c. referred to the Committee at Grocers Hall, 3 Aug.
-, Earl of, 1643, a Committee to prepare Letter, desiring him to lend 2,000 £ to the Committee at Nottingham; Letter read, and to be signed by Speaker, 30 Mar.
-, Vide Ireland.
-, Here Van, 1644, his Desire to transport Lead into Holland, referred to the Committee for the Navy, 29 Apr. - Liberty given him to transport it from Hull; the Committee to fee the Conditions performed, 6 May.
-, George, 1643, Petition read; nothing done thereupon, 3 May.
-, Mr. 1643, to be enjoined to obey a Decree in Chancery, 16 Aug.
-, Mr. 1642, to be sent for, as a Delinquent, 22 Mar.
-, Mr. 1643, to attend the Committee for sequestering absent Members Estates, 28 Sept. - Respited upon their Report, 22 Jan.
-, Mr. 1643, to be tried by Martial Law as a Spy; Lord General to be moved for a Commission, 10 Nov. To be moved for a speedy Trial, 22.
-, Service, 1644, a Committee to consider of taking away all Tenures thereby, and raising Monies thereupon, 16 Aug.
-, Mr. 1644, Order for Re-payment of his Loan, 18 Apr.
-, Sir Francis, 1644, Petition; Order for paying him 10 £ Weekly out of the King's Revenue, 6 Apr.
-, Mr. 1644, to be sent up in safe Custody, 9 Aug.
-, Thomas. Vide Allott.