Lunæ, 18 die Juli, 1642.
THE Amendments to the Bill concerning Innovations, returned with the Bill, from the Lords, were
Twice read; and committed unto Mr. Prideaux, Mr.
Rouse, Mr. Corbett, and Sir Gilbert Gerrard: And are
to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of
A Letter from the High Sheriff of the County of Lincolne, directed to the Speaker; and a Petition inclosed,
addressed to the. Honourable the House of Commons,
subscribed by divers Hands; brought by a Serving Man
of the High Sheriff's; were this Day read.
* Prideaux, * Reynolds, * Ellis, * Armyn, * Barrington * Fines, * Strickland, * Cholmley, * Crane,
* Rolle, * Rowse, * Hodges, * Vane, * Erle, * D'Ewes,
* Lisle, * Widrington, * Grimston, * Ro. Goodwyn,
Sir Jo. Brooke, the Knights and Burgesses of Lincolneshire.
This Committee is to consider of the Matter of this
Petition from Lincolneshire: and of the Manner of procuring it: And are to prepare an Answer unto it: And
are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the
Exchequer Court: And have Power to send for Parties,
Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
The High Sheriff's Man that brought the Letter from
the High Sheriff, is appointed to attend this Committee
The humble Petition of the Clothiers of the West
Riding of the County of Yorke; desiring that a Ship of
theirs; laden with Cloth for Hamborough, stayed by Sir
Jo. Hotham, at Hull; was this Day read: And thereupon.
Sir Tho. Widdrington, and Sir Hugh Cholmeley are
appointed to prepare an Order to Sir Jo. Hotham, for
the Discharge of the Ship of the Clothiers of the West
Riding of the County of Yorke, stayed by Sir Jo. Hotham at Yorke, and likewise a Letter to Sir Jo. Hotham
to the same Purpose.
Pass for Hamilton.
Ordered, That James Hamilton, Son to the Lord
Viscount Claneboyes, have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to
transport himself into the North of Ireland; and a Post
Bringing up Prisoners from Scotland.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of the County of Nottingham be required, from this House, to take into his safe
Custody, from the Sheriff of the County of York, the
Nine Persons brought out of Scotland from Sheriff to
Sheriff; and that he deliver the said Nine Persons to
the next Sheriff to the County of Yorke, to the end that
they may be brought up to London, according to former
Order, from Sheriff to Sheriff.
Ordered, That the Officers for the additional Forces
to be sent into Ireland, shall, To-morrow, receive One
Month of the Two Months Pay desired by them, advanced unto them: And that when they have received
their Commissions, they shall receive the other Months
Advance desired, and their Levy-money for their Soldiers; but till they have received their Commissions,
that they shall receive no Levy-money, nor other Money,
only the One Month's Advance, as aforesaid.
And it is farther Ordered, That the Officers Reformado
shall, To-morrow, receive a Week's Pay, as formerly
they have been used to do.
Affairs at Hull.
Two Letters, the One from the Committee at Hull,
directed to Mr. Speaker; and another, directed to Sir
Philip Stapilton, &c.; from Sir Jo. Hotham, concerning
the State of that Town, and of some Proceedings there;
the Letters bear Date of the Twelfth and Thirteenth of
July; were this Day read.
Ordered, That the Treasurers of Money and Plate,
brought into the Guildhall, London, for the Raising of
Horse, Horsemen, and Arms, for the Defence of the
King, Parliament, and Kingdom, shall issue out Ten
thousand Pounds to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Defence of the Kingdom, upon Account,
for the Payment of the Garison, and Provision of Hull:
That the Committee of Lords and Commons for the
Defence of the Kingdom, shall be authorized, from both
Houses, to take Notice of the good Service done at Hull
by Captain Mowsyer and Captain Pigott; and return
them Thanks; and assure them, that their Service shall
be acknowledged with some Reward.
Resolved, That Six Pieces of the Ordnance that were
lately sent from Hull, shall be sent back to Hull: And
the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom is appointed to take Care hereof.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Captain Edward
Horner, stayed at Hull, be forthwith released.
Ordered, That Mr. Pelham, Mr. Hotham, Mr. Alured,
notwithstanding they are but Three, shall have the full
Power of a Committee; and do and execute all Things
according to the Instructions that are or shall be given
unto them, with as full Force and Authority as if they
were a full Committee.
Prisoners at Hull.
Ordered, That no Man shall make any Motion for the
Release of any Prisoner stayed at Hull, until he have
first acquainted the Committee for the Defence of the
Ld. Brocke's Castle, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lord Brooke
shall have Authority from both Houses, to take such
Forces into his Castle at Warwick as he shall think necessary for Defence of the publick Magazine there: And
that they shall be paid out of the Subscription Monies of
that County: And that he be desired to advance the
Subscription Monies there.
Defence of the Kingdom.
The Lord Gray went up to the Lords, to desire a
Conference concerning the Defence of the Kingdom.
A Message from the Lords, by the Master of the
Roll and Dr. Heath;
Letters from Earl of Warwick.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver these
Letters unto you, lately received from the Earl of Warwick.
The Lords do likewise desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning a Warrant from his
Majesty, sent into Lincolneshire, and this Day received.
Letters from Earl of Warwick, &c.
A Letter from the Earl of Warwick to the Speaker of
the House of Peers; and inclosed Letters; One from his
Lordship to his Majesty, upon his Majesty's Dismissing
him of his Commands; and an Answer from his Majesty, signified by Secretary Nicholas; and a Letter intercepted from Lieutenant Waters to Captain Slingsby;
and likewise a Letter from the Earl of Warwick to Mr.
Pym; were all this Day read.
Lord Gray brings Answer; That the Lords are ready
to give a present Meeting at a Conference, as is desired.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message; and
will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Earl of Warwick, &c. Letters.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Defence of the
Kingdom shall desire the Earl of Warwick, and Sir Jo.
Hotham, to direct their Letters hereafter to the Committee: And that the Committee take Care to answer
Mr. Holles, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Pym, Mr. Reynolds,
are appointed Managers and Reporters of these Conferences.
Lady D' Abignye's Horses.
Ordered, That the Horses stayed in Bedfordshire, of
the Lady D' Abignye's, be returned up hither, and delivered to her again, paying the Charges they have spent.
Forces in Ulster.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
Irish Affairs, to consider whether it will be more advantageous for the Service, that the Horse Troops lately received into Pay in Ulster, do remain Nine Troops of
Harquebusiers, or be formed into Six Troops of Dragoons, of an Hundred in a Troop.
King's Warrant for apprehending a Person.
Mr. Pym prefents from the Conference, a Warrant
from his Majesty to One of the Messengers in Ordinary,
for Apprehending of William Wattson, Alderman of the
City of Lincolne, and Ames, One of the Sheriffs of the
said City: The Lords are of Opinion, that this is a great
Breach of the Privilege of Parliament, and of the Laws
of the Land; and by Name of One Law, made this Parliament, concerning Commitments, by the Lords of the
Privy Council; and are resolved to maintain such as have
or shall obey the Commands of the Parliament, with their
Lives and Fortunes.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
concur with the Lords, in maintaining, with their Lives
and Fortunes, the King's Person, the true Protestant
Religion, the Laws of the Land, and the Privileges of
the Parliament, and all such as shall perform and execute the Commands of the Parliament, and to vindicate
them from any Damage happening thereby.
Mr. Pym likewise presented, from this Conference,
the Protestation of divers of the Knights, Gentry, and
Freeholders, of the County of Lincolne: Which was
read: and ordered to be forthwith printed.
Lord Willoughby thanked.
Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, Sir Tho. Barrington, are appointed to go to the Lord Willoughby of
Parham, to let him know what Esteem and Opinion this
House holds of the Proceedings of his Lordship in Lincolneshire, and of the good Service done to the King and
Kingdom thereby; and to return him Thanks.
Persons obeying Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee this
Day made for Lincolneshire, to consider of some Way to
preserve and vindicate, from any Wrong or Damage,
such as are or shall be troubled for obeying the Commands of Parliament.
Pass for Dunch.
Ordered, That Mr. Dunch shall have Mr. Speaker's
Warrant to transport himself, and his Servant, into the
King's Lynne, &c.
A Message from the Lords by the Master of the Rolls
and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Order concerning Kinge's Lynne and Yarmouth, with
One Amendment; viz. "without common Consent in
Parliament," instead of "without Consent of both
Houses of Parliament."
Lynne, &c. Militia.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Norfolk do forthwith give Order to the Captains of
the Train Bands in Lynne and Yarmouth, to train their
Men; and to put the Militia in Execution in those Two
Proceedings against Bolton, &c.
Geo. Bolton, who was formerly sent for, as a Delinquent for offering Affronts to some Volunteers that were
training, was called in.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Geo. Bolton be
forthwith committed Prisoner to the Gatehouse, there to
remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Gervase Good, who was formerly sent for, as a Delinquent, for offering some Affronts to Volunteers that were
training, was likewise called in.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Gervase Good shall
be forthwith committed a Prisoner to the Gatehouse,
there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
They were both called in: And Mr. Speaker pronounced Sentance against them accordingly.
Mr. Hampden presented from the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, the Examinations, upon Oath,
of Humphrey Page, Servant to Mr. Venables, and of
Humphry Carter, Servant to Mr. Bradborne the Mercer, concerning the Declaration of the County of Hereford,
and the Printing thereof: And
It is Ordered, That Humphrey Carter, now in the
Messengers Hand, be brought hither to the Bar To-morrow Morning, to answer such Matters as shall be
objected against him, concerning the said Declaration.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Humphrey Page,
Servant to Mr. Venables, a Member of this House, who
is now in the Messengers Custody, concerning the printed
Declaration of Herefordshire, be forthwith released.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Venables, a
Member of this House, shall be forthwith summoned to
attend this House; and that, within these Four Days, he
give an Account to this House of such Demands as shall
be made unto him, concerning the printed Declaration
of the County of Hereford.
Publishing Proclamation against the Militia.
Mr. Prinne, the Under Sheriff of the County of Middlesex, who did proclaim a Proclamation against the Ordinance of the Militia, and did proceed in the Publication
thereof, notwithstanding that he was advised to the contrary ... a Member of this House, and was thereupon
summoned to appear here, was this Day called in to the
Bar: And, after he had made his Answer, he withdrew:
It was resolved, that he should be sharply reprehended.
Mr. Prinne, was again called in; and sharply reprehended for this Time; with an Admonition that he
should forbear ever hereafter to publish or proclaim any
Matter concerning the Proceedings of Parliament, without first acquainting them therewith.
Proceedings against Barton.
Mr. Jo. Barton, Minister of Aylesbury, who was formerly sent for, as a Delinquent, for reading his Majesty's
Declaration, and using some Language at the Reading of
these Declarations, opprobrious to the Proceedings of
the Parliament, .... he denied not the Words.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Jo. Barton,
Minister of Aylesbury, be forthwith committed Prisoner
to the Gatehouse; there to remain a Prisoner during the
Pleasure of the House.
Southby, a Delinquent.
Mr. Southby, who was sent for, as a Delinquent, for
sending the King's Proclamations, together with the Warrants from the Deputy Lieutenants of Berks, &c. * *
Mr. White presented from the Committee, an Order
for the Indemnity of the Volunteers of Shrewsbury: And
it was assented unto: And
Ordered, That the Town of Herts' shall have the like
Order for the Volunteers of that Town, to train, under
the Command of Isaac Puller Gentleman.
The Lords Concurrence is to be desired herein. And
Sir Ro. Harley, is appointed to go up to the Lords with
Ships at Hull.
Upon the humble Petition of the Clothiers of the
West Riding of the County of Yorke, this Day read in the
House, it is Ordered, That the Ship now in the Port at
Hull, laden with Cloth for Hamborough, in Germany, and
other Ships to be laden with Cloth out of that County,
shall be permitted, by Sir Jo. Hotham the Governor of
Hull, to pass out of the River of Humber; they giving
Security to pay such Customs for the same as shall become due by the next Bill of Tonage and Poundage:
And that a Letter be drawn up, and sent forthwith,
under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to Sir Jo. Hotham, to that
Whereas divers well-affected Persons, of the Town of
Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop, have of themselves,
as Volunteers, under the leading of Thomas Hunt Esquire, One of the Aldermen of the said Town, exercised
themselves in the Use of their Arms, by peaceable Training and Marching in the Fields, near the said Town, the
better to enable and prepare themselves for the Service
and Defence of his Majesty and the Kingdom, when they
shall be lawfully called thereunto: The Lords and Commons, taking the same into Consideration, do Order,
That the said Persons shall have the Authority of both
Houses of Parliament for their Security and Indemnity
for their said Training and Exercising already past; and
do further ordain, that all such Inhabitants of the said
Town, and Liberties thereof, as shall desire and willingly
submit to be trained and exercised in their Arms, may,
from time to time hereafter, in a peaceable and orderly
Way, under the Leading of the said Thomas Hunt,
assemble themselves in Companies, to train and learn to
exercise themselves in the Use of their Arms, and Order
of Marching, at such convenient Times, and in such
Places in the said Town, and Liberty thereof, as shall
be by them thought fit for that Purpose, until other
Order shall be herein taken by both Houses of Parliament; and that they shall be saved harmless for so doing
by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament: And
that the Mayor, Justices of Peace, and Aldermen of the
said Town, and all others that shall encourage and assist
the said Persons in their Training and Exercising aforesaid, shall be held by both Houses of Parliament to do
a very acceptable Service therein; and shall have the
Authority of both Houses of Parliament for their Indemnity in so doing: And the Mayor, Justices of Peace,
and Aldermen aforesaid, are hereby required to take
special Care for the safe Guarding of the said Town,
and preserving the Magazine therein: And the said
Thomas Hunt, and the said Volunteers, to be aiding and
assisting unto them therein upon all Occasions.
Payment to Clotworthy.
Ordered, That the Treasurers appointed to receive the
Monies upon the Act of Subscriptions do forthwith pay
unto Sir Jo. Clotworthy or his Assignees, the Sum of One
thousand Pounds, due unto him in Part of his Entertainment in Ireland: And that they do receive the same
again, as an Adventure for Ireland, upon the same Terms
and Conditions as other Adventurers do pay in their
Monies towards that Adventure.
O Connellis' Adventure.
Ordered, That Owen O Connellis, for and in Discharge
of the Promise made unto him by the House of Commons, for so much as to accrue to him from Midsummer
last, may underwrite the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds,
as Money adventured for Ireland; for which Sum he shall
have such Proportion of Lands, and other Benefit, as
other Adventurers are to have for the like Sum, by the
last Act of Parliament in that Behalf made.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee To-morrow Morning, to consider of paying the
Scotts the Fourscore thousand Pounds, Part of the Brtherly Assistance; and likewise to consider of the State
of the Fleet at Sea; and of his Majesty's Warrants of
Restraint to the principal Officers of the Navy, and of
re-victualling the Ships; and the Earl of Warwick's
Letters to that Purpose.