Die Martis, ultimo Januarii, 1642.
THE humble Petition of divers Inhabitants of New
England, that are here intrusted for the Affairs of
that Plantation, concerning a Collection to be allowed
them, on the Two next Lord's Days, in London, and the
Parishes thereabouts, for Transplanting of poor Children
driven out of Ireland; and other poor fatherless Children
of this Kingdom, that are out of Employment; was this
Resolved, That the Inhabitants of the new Plantation
of New England shall, according to their Charter, be
Custom-free for such Commodities as are granted by
their Charter; and for so long a Time as is granted by
the same Charter.
Resolved, That the Agents for the Affairs of New
England shall have Liberty to collect the free Contribution of all well-affected People, in all the Parishes of
London, Westminster, the Borough of Southwarke, and
Parished adjacent, on the next Two Lord's Days; for the
Transporting of divers poor Children driven out of Ireland, and others: And it is referred to my Lord Mayor,
so to appoint this Collection, that it may not be on the
same Day as that for Ireland.
The Sequestrations of the Profits of the Livings of
Horsham in Sussex, to Mr. Chatfield, the now Lecturer
there; of Bussy in Herts, to Mr. Marmaduke Browne; of
Chepstead in Suffolk, to Mr. Beadle; and an Order for
some Persons named in the said Order, to have Power to
enter into Christ Church in Norwich, and the Liberties
thereof; were all read; and, by Vote upon the Question,
Collections on Briefs.
Mr. Marten is appointed to bring in an Order for inhibiting any Collections upon any Brief under the Great
Letter, &c. from Ld. Fairefax.
King's Letter to the Queen.
Mr. Glyn reports from the Conference, That the Lords,
do consent to the Publishing of the Letter, and other
Matters, from the Lord Fairefax; and to the Preamble,
forasmuch as it concerns those Matters: As to the Letter from the King to the Queen, that was intercepted,
they are of Opinion, That it is not fit to be printed at this
time: And have given Order to their Clerk, not to give
out any Copies of it: And do desire, that this House
would concur with their Lordships, in giving Order to
their Clerk not to give out any Copies of it.
Resolved, That the Clerk be injoined not to print the
Letter from his Majesty to the Queen, nor to give any
Copy of it, till the House take farther Order; according
to the Desire of the Lords at the late Conference.
Person sent for in Custody.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Howard of Surrey shall be
sent for, in safe Custody.
Ordered, That Mr. Erasmus Gainsforde shall be committed to the Custody of the Serjeant, there to remain
during the Pleasure of the House; there being found
about him a Copy of a Commission from his Majesty, to
collect Monies in Surrey, for Maintenance of the War
against the Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That the Six hundred and odd Pounds,
received by Sir Jo. Hotham, of Mr. Harness, One of the
Collectors of the Monies raised upon the Bill of Four
hundred thousand Pounds, in the County of Lincolne,
shall be allowed of, and deducted out of the Account of
the said Mr. Harnisse.
Landgerd Fort, &c.
Sir Tho. Barrington is to acquaint the Earl of Warwicke with the former Desires of this House, concerning
Landgerd Fort; and that the Proposition Money in
Suffolk is returned up.
Payment to Hotham.
Ordered, That the Eight hundred Pounds, or thereabouts, of the Money collected upon the Customs at
Hull, and remaining in the Customers Hands there, be
paid to Sir Jo. Hotham, towards the Arrears due unto
him, for Payment of the Garison.
Earl of Nottingham's Petition.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Earl of Nottingham hath preferred a Petition to
the House of Peers: It concerns his Estate, and the Support of his Occasions. The Lords do well consider of
the Antiquity and Greatness of his Family; and are very
inclinable to grant his Petition: And desire this House
would consider of it speedily and seriously; and concur
with the Lords, if it may seem good to your Justice.
The Petition was read.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Answer shall be returned to the Lords
to this Petition, to this Effect; That this House is very
sensible of the Merits of the Family of the Noble Earl of
Nottingham: That they are sorry, that so great a Family
should so much stand in need of a Support: If they knew
any way honourably to relieve it, they should willingly
condescend unto it: But there was no Matter for Relief
in the Petition: The former Grant out of the Customs,
determined with the Grantor; and the other Grant, out
of the new Impositions, is likewise fallen; there being at
all no Imposition.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Goodwyn brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Order * * * *.
Proposition from Scotch Commissioners.
Mr. Pym, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Marten, Mr. Cage,
Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Mr. Fienis, Sir
Robert Parkhurst, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Long, Mr. Bond,
Mr. Goodwyn, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Lisle;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to consider
of the Proposition received from the Scotts Commissioners
on Friday last, and to prepare an Answer unto it; and
of the Report of the Muster Rolls from Ulster: And are
to meet To-morrow at Two Post meridiem, in the Court
of Wards: And some of the Adventurers in London are
to attend this Committee.
Money, &c. stayed.
Ordered, That the Hundred and Forty Pounds stayed
by Captain Temple, Captain of the Fort at Tilbury, which
belongs to the Duke of Lennox, shall be disposed of to
the said Captain, upon Account; towards the Payment
of the Arrears due to the said Captains, Gunners, and
Soldiers of the said Fort: And that the Horse shall be
disposed of to Captain Temple, to be employed for the
Service of the Fort.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Edward Hungerford be recommended unto my Lord General, to grant him Commissions to command the Forces in Chief in Wiltes, in
the like manner as Sir Edward Baynton did.
Resolved, &c. That the same Ordinance that was
granted to Sir Edward Bainton, for Raising Monies in
Wiltes, shall be granted to Sir Edward Hungerford,
Devon Assessments, &c.
Ordered, That Care be taken, that the Monies payable
upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, in the
County of Devon, be forthwith levied and collected:
And that out of such Monies as are or shall be collected,
Five thousand Pounds, by way of Loan, be advanced to
Charles Vaughan Esquire, Treasurer for that County; to
be disposed of for the Defence of that County; and to
be repaid by such Assessments as shall herealter be
raised upon that County: And it there shall not be so
much Monies remaining in the Collectors Hands of those
Monies, that then the Committee there shall have Power
to borrow so much out of the Customs of that County, as
shall make up the Sum of Five thousand Pounds; to be
repaid upon Returns of their Bills of Exchange, by the
Treasurers here, for Monies brought in for the Service
of the Western Parts.
Taking Pirates, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do prepare
an Ordinance to enable such Masters of Ships that trade
to Wales for Coals, to take all manner of Pirtates: And
likewise to send a Ship of good Strength to lie upon the
Coast of Wales, for the Defence of that County.
Mr. Pym is appointed to return Answer to Mr. Peard's
Letter, that the Seamen shall continue their Trade.
A Letter from Mr. Green, a Prisoner in London House,
was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Prisons, where Sir Robert Harley has the Chair; to
examine the Truth of the Complaints in this Letter; and
to take Order, that the Prisoners may be used in such
Manner as is usual and fitting for Prisoners: And that
Mr. Green be committed close Prisoner: And that Committee is injoined to meet To-morrow Morning, at the
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of
Greenwich, was this Day read in the Commons House of
Parliament: desiring that this House would appoint them
a Lecturer to preach there every Tuesday in the Forenoon, which they offer to maintain at their own Charge.
It is Ordered, That Mr. Nicholas Faltingham, an orthodox and learned Divine, be appointed as Lecturer, to
preach in the Parish Church of Greenwich every Tuesday in the Forenoon: And Dr. Creton, Vicar of the said
Parish, and the Church wardens, and all other whom it
may concern, are hereby required to permit him the said
Mr. Faltingham the free Use of his Pulpit, to preach
there accordingly, without Lett or Interruption.
The humble Petition of divers of the Inhabitants of
the Parish of Hawkhurst in the County of Kent was this
Day read; desiring that Mr. Thomas Langley Master of
Arts, a learned and orthodox Divine, may be settled their
Lecturer, to preach every Tuesday in the said Parish
Church of Hawkhurst.
It is this Day Ordered, That the said Mr. Langly be
appointed to preach there accordingly: And the Vicar or
Parson of the said Parish, and all others, whom it may
concern, are hereby required to permit him the said Mr.
Langley the free Use of the Pulpit, to preach there,
without Lett or Interruption.