Die Sabbati, 16 Julii, 1642.
King's Warrant to Navy Officers.
A WARRANT from his Majesty to the principal
Officers of the Navy; commanding them, upon
their Allegiance, and upon Pain of Forfeiture of their
Places, not to obey any Ordinance or Warrant whatsoever, which shall be sent unto them from One or both
Houses of Parliament, or from the said Earl of Warwick,
or any other, for any Stores or Provisions, or for any
Business whatsoever, concerning our said Fleet, Navy
or Ships; was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Five hundred Pounds * * * *.
King's Warrants, &c.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee
on Monday Morning next, to consider of his Majesty's
Warrants of Restraint to the principal Officers of the
Navy, and of the State of the Fleet at Sea; and of the
Bill of Tonage of Poundage, not being yet passed; and
what is fit to be done upon Consideration of all these
Ordered, That the Serjeant send One of his Servants
to stop the Arms that this House is informed are going
to the University of Cambridge.
Delivery of Arms, &c.
Ordered, That there be delivered unto such Person as
the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall appoint to receive
the same, out of the Ships that brought the Arms and
Ammunition from Hull, Five hundred and Threescore
Pair of Pistols, Five hundred and Threescore Carabines, and Five hundred and Threescore Backs and
Breasts, with Pots to them, to be carried to Chester;
and delivered over to Sir Wm. Balfour Knight, towards
the Arming of the Ten Horse Troops (whereof the Troop
now commanded by Mr. St. John to be One) that
are appointed to join with the Scottish Army in the Province of Ulster.
Ordered, That the Petition of Abraham Savage on
the Behalf of Bandonbridge, now read, be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee of Adventurers: Who
are to sit at Two of the Clock, in the Court of Starchamber, this Afternoon.
Stopping Lord's, &c. Pay.
Ordered, That the Pay of Mr. Lloyd, Engineer to the
Army of Holland, and of all the other Commanders of
Ireland, that have left their Charges, be stopped, until
they shall give this House Satisfaction of the Reasons
that moved them to come over: And that the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland be acquainted with this Order.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Nicolls be
added to the Committee appointed to take Care of the
Defence of the Kingdom.
Mr. Hollis is appointed to acquaint the Lords, That
this House hath thought fit to add One more to the
Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Payment to the Scotts.
Ordered, That on Monday Morning next, that the
House be resolved into a Committee, to consider of paying unto the Scotts the Eighty thousand Pounds of their
Leave of Absence.
Sir Tho. Whitmore has Leave to go into the Country.
The humble Petition of divers of the Aldermen, and
others of the Town of Shrewsbury, was read: And
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Green, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Hill, Mr. White, Mr. Perepointe, do consider
of the Draught of the Order for the Indemnity of the Volunteers of Shrewsbury; and to make the Order general.
Affairs at Shereborne.
Sir Walter Erle gave the House Information of a Troop
of Horse raising in Shereborne in the County of Dorsett,
by Captain Jo. Digby; which he knows not whether he
will carry them to Yorke, or whether he will seize upon
the Magazine in that Town: Whether he will carry the
Troop to Yorke: Sir Walt. Erle was commanded to give
this Information to the Committee for the Defence of
Declaration of Parliament.
Ordered, That on Tuesday next, the Declaration be
brought in, which is for Answer to those Charges and
Imputations laid upon both Houses of Parliament, by
certain Declarations and Proclamations.
Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have sent us unto you, with this Letter
from the Earl of Warwicke, importing, that Sir Hen.
Palmer came aboard him, and shewed him a Letter from
his Majesty to the Captain of the Lyon, requiring him
to deliver him his Goods aboard her; and requiring
the Captain and Officers to bring the Lyon about to
Affairs in Kent.
Sir Hen. Vane is appointed to go the Lords, to desire
them to give Directions to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to give forth his Deputations forthwith to the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Kent, in regard it
appears by the Letter this Day received from the Earl
of Warwicke, that the Commission of Array is presently
to be put in Execution in that County.
Message to Lords.
He likewise carried up to the Lords, the Order for
Horse Arms to be delivered out of the Stores that are
come from Hull, to be disposed of by the Appointment
of the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom; and
the Order for Horse Arms to be delivered to the Scotts
Troops; and likewise the Order for the Indemnity of the
Volunteers of Gloucester; and is appointed to desire,
that the Commissioners for Irish Affairs might sit this
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of what the Earl of Warwick has done in Answer
to the Demands made by Sir H. Palmer from his Majesty,
concerning his Goods aboard the Lyon, and that Ship and
Officers, as it is related in this Letter, this Day received
from the Earl of Warwick.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords be
desired to join herein.
Sir Tho. Barrington carried up this Vote to the Lords.
A Message from the Lords by Doctor Aylett and
Bill from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you this
Bill, passed in their House, with the Amendments contained in it.
Irregularity in delivering it.
The Messenger that brought down this Bill delivered
it in without Reading the Title, which he ought to
have done; at which the House took some Offence;
but in regard of the great Business of the House,
they took no more Notice of it at this Time.
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Vane brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Order concerning Gloucester; and to the Order
concerning the Committee of the Militia in London, to
provide Arms for the Defence of the Kingdom, &c. As
to the Order for delivering Arms for the Arming of the
Troops appointed to join with the Scotts, they will send
Answer by Messengers of their own: And they will give
Directions to the Lord Lieutenant of Kent forthwith, to
give out his Deputations.
Mr. Reynolds reports from the Committee for Munster,
the Propositions thought necessary by that Committee
for the Safety of that Province.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth assent to the drawing Forces out of Ulster and Lemster; and to the Bringing
of them into Munster, in such Manner as is expressed in
this Report now made from the Committee.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords,
to desire a Conference by a Committee of both Houses,
concerning the Affairs of Ireland.
Bishop of Raphoe.
The humble Petition of John Bishop of Raphoe, presented unto his Majesty, and from him recommended by
his Majesty, to the Houses in Parliament; was this Day
read; and ordered to be referred to the Commissioners
for Irish Affairs.
The Reference were in these Words:
At the Court at Doncaster, the Thirteenth
of July, 1642.
His Majesty conceives the Petitioner's Suit to be
reasonable; and would give Order for Relief therein,
but that the Two Houses of Parliament, having hitherto,
by his Majesty's Permission, managed and ordered all
that concerns the Rebellion in Ireland, which, at this
time, His Majesty will not take out of their Hands, doth
wish the Petitioner to address his Petition to the said
House: And he doubts not, but that they will take
some speedy and effectual Course for the Relief of his
Majesty's good Subjects in the said Barony; the same
being a Work of so great Charity and Consequence.
E. of Warwick.
Sir Thomas Barrington brings Answer, That the Lords
do agree to the Vote he carried up concerning the Earl
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylott and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver these Two
Orders: The One, concerning the Securing the Magazine
in the Town of Dorchester: The other, for staying the
Troop of Horse raised by Captain Digby: Which the
Lords have agreed unto; and desire your Concurrence.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered of the Message; and do concur
in both these Orders.
Ordered, That the Report from the Deputy Lieutenants and Committee of the County of Lancaster, concerning the Putting the Militia in Execution in that
County, be referred to the Committee for the Defence
of the Kingdom, to receive Directions from them what
is to be done therein.
Assembly of Divines.
Mr. Hill reports the Bill for the Giving farther Time
for the Meeting of the Assembly of Divines, with no
Amendments: And the Bill, upon Question, ordered to
Collectors of Money.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the County of
Dorsett, upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds,
be desired to excuse Mr. Tho. Hooper and Mr. Jo. Gould,
for being Two of the Collectors to gather the Sums
imposed on that County; in regard they are Persons
intrusted by both Houses in the special Service of the
Kingdom; and speedily to nominate Two other able
Persons to execute the said Places of Collectors.
Affairs in Dorsett.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of the Dispersing of the several Orders and Declarations
of this House, do forthwith take Care to send down into
the County of Dorsett the Two Orders of both Houses,
to make Stay of the Troop of Horse raised by Captain
Digby; and for the Securing the Magazine in the Town
of Dorchester; and to think of fit Persons to be intrusted
with the Execution of those Orders, and all other Orders
of the like Nature: And Mr. Hampden, Mr. Cromwell,
Mr. Strode, Mr. Rous, Sir Gilb. Pickering, Sir Walt. Erle,
Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Hen. Heyman, are added to that
Ordered, * * * *.
Commission of Array.
ORDERED, That the Lords be acquainted with the
Proceedings upon the Commission of Array in Worcestershire; And to desire that they would join in an
Order for the Printing of them.
Payment to Thorpe.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler be required forthwith to
pay and satisfy unto Robert Thorpe, Master of the
Alexander of Hull, the Sum of Thirty Pounds, in full
of Seventy-five Pounds, due to him for Freight of Ammunition.
Arms, &c. from Hull.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled
in Parliament, That Captain John Bradley of the City of
London, Gentleman, be hereby required forthwith to receive, and take up, out of the Four Ships that came from
Hull, named, The Advice, The Alexander, The Defence,
and The Jonas, by Inventory, all such Ordnance, Ammunition, Arms, Powder, Match, &c. that the said Ships
brought from Hull; and to lodge and lay up the same,
in these several Warehouses hereafter named; that is to
say, In Staplers Hall, within Leaden Hall, Captain Carleton's Warehouse, within the said Leaden Hall; Alderman
Fowkes his Warehouses in Water-lane; Mr. Bomatsse his
Warehouse on Fish-street-hill; and what Room the
East-India Company can spare at Leaden-Hall and
St. Ellens; together with the old Chapel in Guildhall;
with what Rooms else can there be spared: And the
Powder he is to dispose of it into several Halls in the
City of London, if the forenamed Rooms be not convenient to lodge the same: All which Rooms and several
Warehouses, with what other Warehouses as are convenient, the said Captain Jo. Bradley is to use his best
Endeavour to agree and contract for, and at the cheapest
Rates he can; and to take them for the Use and Behoof
of both Houses of Parliament.
And it is farther Ordered, That Mr. Dawson, Gunsmith, shall take special Care to make and keep clean the
said Arms, taken up out of the forenamed Four Ships,
from time to time, until both Houses of Parliament shall
otherwise dispose of the same: And the said Captain
Jo. Bradley, for his own Pains, together with Mr. Dawson,
and all other Officers, and Labourers, employed by any
or either of them; and all Warehouse-room, taken and
agreed for by the said Captain Jo. Bradley, shall be
satisfied and paid, according to his Agreement, by both
Houses of Parliament: And both the said Houses of
Parliament, shall from time to time save and keep
harmless him the said Captain Jo. Bradley, Mr. Dawson,
and all others employed by them, or either of them, in
or about the Premisses; as also, all such particular Persons or Societies, as shall let, or set, their several Warehouses for the Uses aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired
The House went up to the Conference desired by this
House in the Morning, concerning the Affairs of Ireland:
And the Propositions brought from the Committee of
Munster, were delivered as Heads of this Conference.
Transactions with Scotland.
Mr. Hampden presented to the House some Propositions and Desires from the Scotts Commissioners: The
which were read: And it was Ordered as followeth:
1. That the Twelve hundred Pounds resting of the
Two Thousand Five hundred Pounds, due to the Scotts,
for the Baggage Horses, shall be forthwith paid: And
that the House will take into Consideration the Payment as well of the Fourscore thousand Pounds of the
Brotherly Assistance, as the Payment of this Twelve hundred Pounds, on Monday or Tuesday next, at farthest.
To the Second, That the Committee shall be called
upon to hasten these Commissions.
To the Third, That the Lords be moved to join with
this House in desiring his Majesty to grant Warrants to
the Officers of his Ordnance, for the Delivery of such
Arms and Ammunition as, by the Articles of the Treaty,
are to be delivered unto the Scotts, for the Service of
For the Fourth, It is referred to the Care of the Irish
For the Fifth, it shall be done accordingly.
For the Sixth, Course shall be taken for the Payment
of it, according to the Time.
For the Second Paper, subscribed James Prymrose,
dated 16° Julii.
To the First Proposition they give this Answer:
That his Majesty shall be moved again therein, when
he is moved concerning the Delivery of the Arms that
are to go into Scotland.
For the Second, there is especial Care taken for Arms:
And the Troops they have already.
For the Third, what concerns the Train of Artillery,
the House conceives Allowance is already given, to have
the same: And the rest of this Proposition is referred
to the Commissioners for Ireland.
For the Fourth, the same Order shall be for the Putting of this Money into the General's Hands, as was for
the forementioned Order for the One thousand Two
Expences of Scotch Commissioners.
Ordered, That the Committee where Mr. Trenchard
has the Chair, do meet on Monday Morning next; and
Consideration the Bill of Charges for Lodgings,
&c. for the Scotts Commissioners; and where this Money shall be paid.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Baker, Parson of Pitleworthe in
attend, the County of Southampton, and Mr. Godfrey of Rumsey, shall be forthwith summoned to attend this House.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Salisbury shall be forthwith summoned to attend this House.
Stean-land Deane Common.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants within the
Parish of Ellane in the County of Yorke, was this Day
Ordered, That Sir William Savile do shew Cause, by
this Day Fortnight, why the Petitioners should not have
their Desires granted unto them, for Staying of the Actions brought against them by Sir Wm. Savile, concerning certain Moors, Wastes, and Commons, called Steanland Deane: And if the said Sir Wm. Savile shall then
fail to satisfy this House concerning the same, that then
the Petitioners Matter of Complaint shall be transmitted
to the Lords; to the End, that the Proceedings at Law
may be stayed; and the Inhabitants (who are now in Possession) may be settled in the Possession of the Premises.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard do make Report of the
Accounts of the Paymasters of Barwicke and Carlisle.
Person sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Wm. Sergeant the elder shall be
forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for disgraceful and
opprobrious Speeches against the Parliament, and Mr.
Speaker of the House of Commons.
Person to summoned.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Ro. Exton, Mayor of Chichester, be forthwith summoned to attend this House, to
answer his Contempt in the Publishing Proclamations
concerning the Commission of Array, and other Proclamations issued forth in Opposition to the Proceedings
Mr. Reynolds reported from the Committee appointed
to consider of the State of Munster, some Directions and
Propositions for the Regaining of the Castle and City of
Limmerick, now in the Possession of the Rebels; and
the Subduing the Rebels in that Province: First, they
considered that Munster affords a Lead Mine, within
Twenty Miles of Limmerick, which furnisheth the Rebels with Bullet: And that they make, at Limmerick,
Powder: And in the County of Kerry they make Iron
|That in the Province of Ulster, there are in Pay,
English, - - - - - -
Scotts, - - - - - -
|New taken into Pay, - - - -
Londonderry, - - - -
|Horse joined to the Scotts, - - -
|Dragoons new taken into Pay, - -
|Two old Troops of Horse, besides Officers,
|Train of Artillery, Apothecaries, Surgeons, &c. near about - - -
|In Lemster, by List, Foot, -
|Horse there, - - - -
|In Connaught, Foot, - -
|Horse, - - - - -
|In Mounster, Foot, in Pay, -
|Horse, in Pay, - - -
|Besides the Adventurers Foot - - - -
|Horse, - - - - - - -
This being the State of the Army, and the Forces thus
distributed; and the Province of Munster being of so
great Importance; and it so much concerning the Honour and Interest of this Nation, to regain the Castle of
Limmerick, and subdue the Rebels there; for the Effecting thereof do think fit; that out of Ulster should be
drawn Six thousand Foot, and Four Troops of Horse; viz.
|The Lord Conway in Person, with his whole Regiment of Foot, - - - - -
|These * *
to have Cloaths
and Shoes before they can
|Out of the Lord of Ardis
his Regiment, -
|Out of Sir James Montgomery his Reigiment, -
|Out of Colonel Chechester
his Regument, - -
|Out of Sir Jo. Clotworthy
his Regiment, - -
|The Scotts out of the Ten thousand Foot,
a Fourth Part, with - - -
|The Lord Conwaye's Troop Horse.
|The Scotts to spare Three Troops of the
Ten that attend them: In all, Horse
|Out of Lemster Foot, - - - -
|Horse, - - - - - -
And so many more Horse and Foot to be added out of
Lemster Forces, as the Lord Lieutenant, upon his Arrival there, shall think fit.
That these Forces march with- all possible Speed:
And that the Victualler of Knockfergus do furnish Victual for the Ulster Forces, to carry them to Dundalke,
where Mr. Frost is to prepare Victual for them, for Four
Days March: And after, the Lord Lieutenant, and the
Lords Justices, to provide for their Victual, Carriages,
and all other Necessaries.
That presently a Post be sent to Port Patrick in Scotland, with Order both to the Scotts General, and the
Lord Conway, to pursue these Directions.
That a Post be presently sent to Dublyn, to the Lords
Justices, to prepare the Lemster Forces; and to consider
of the Conduct, and all other Necessaries, for this March