Die Veneris, 5 Augusti, 1642.
RESOLVED, That Mr. Williams, who was formerly sent for, as a Delinquent, and now remains
in the Serjeant's Custody, be forthwith released from any
Bailing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Rich. Walmesley, Constable of Stepney,
be forthwith bailed.
Ly. Cambell, &c.
The Lady Cambell and Marten Bond to be added to
the Order for the Sheriff of Caermarthenshire.
Payment to Andrewes, &c.
Ordered, That the Treasurers of the Chamber of London, appointed by the Act for the Receipt of Four hundred thousand Pounds, do forthwith pay, or cause to be
paid, unto Alderman Andrewes, and his Associates, who
are intrusted for the Getting in of the Arrears upon the
Bills of the first Six Subsidies, Poll Money, Contributions,
and Loans, for Ireland, and the first Payment of the
Bill of Four hundred thousand, Pounds, the Sum of Two
hundred Pounds, as an Advance for that Service; and
after Deduction made of that Sum of Two hundred
Pounds, they pay, or cause to be paid, from time to
time unto the aforesaid Alderman Andrewes, or his Associates, or their Assigns, upon Certificate under the Hands
of Two of the Receivers, in the several Offices where the
aforesaid Arrears are paid in, Twelve Pence in the Pound,
upon all such Arrears as are brought in by their Means,
after the Twenty-sixth of July last past, upon the said
Acts of the first Six Subsidies, Poll Money, Loans, and
Contributions; and One Peny in the Pound upon all
such Arrears as are brought in by their Means upon the
first Payment of the Bill of Four hundred thousand
Pounds; And for the Doing thereof this shall be your
Warwickshire, &c. Affairs.
Ordered, That the Lord Lieutenant of the County of
Warwick, and of the City and County of the City of Coventry, shall have Power, for the Preservation of the
Peace of the Counties, for the Suppressing of the Commission of Array, and the Maintaining of the Ordinance
for the Militia, to take such Course as shall be most advantageous for the Service.
Ordered, That this be carried up to the Lords for their
Affairs at Shepton Mallett.
A Letter from the Committee and Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Sommersett, from Shepton Mallett,
of the first of August 1642, written to Mr. Speaker; relating the Passages at Shepton Mallett, upon Sir Ralph
Hopton's, and Mr. Tho. Smyth, and others, coming
thither to put the Commission of Array in Execution;
and likewise the Passages, by way of Message, between
the Committee and the Lord Marquis Herts, and his
Company; were read ...
Resolved, That a Letter of Thanks shall be returned
from this House, to the said Committee, Deputy Lieutenants and Sheriff, and to the Country: And that Sir H.
Vane junior, and Mr. Whittlock, do prepare this Letter:
And that it be especially referred to the Committee for
the Defence of the Kingdom, to prepare and speed away
such Forces, and other Necessaries, as shall be fit for the
Safety of that County.
Proceedings against Sir R. Hopton, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Ralph Hopton
shall be disabled to sit as a Member of this House, during
Resolved, That Mr. Tho. Smyth shall be disabled to
sit as a Member of this House, during this Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That new Writs shall be
sent for new Elections of Burgesses to serve in this
House, this Parliament, in the Place and Stead of Sir
Ralph Hopton, Mr. Tho. Smyth, and Mr. Serjeant Hide,
disabled by Judgment of this House to sit any longer as
Members of this Parliament; and another Writ for electing of another Burgess to serve instead of Sir Jo. Jennings, deceased.
Resolved, That Sir Ralph Hopton, Mr. Tho. Smyth,
Sir Ferdinando Gorges, and Sir Francis Dodington, be
forthwith sent for, as Delinquents.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen appointed to write the
Letter to the Committee and Deputy Lieutenants of Sommersettshire, do acquaint them with the Resolutions of this
House, concerning the Parties mentioned in their Letter;
and to send up Four or Five material Witnesses.
Ordered, That the High Sheriff of the County of Sommersett, and the Deputies Lieutenants and Committees
of the said County, and the Forces that shall be sent
down to the Assistance of the said Deputy Lieutenants,
and Committee, be all required to use their best Endeavours for the Apprehending, and Sending up to the Parliament, the Delinquents above-named.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Rich. Board, Hercules Whiting, Nicolas Downton, James Strode, John
Walker, and Jo. Coothe, the Parson of Shepton Mallett,
be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference shall
be desired with the Lords; and the Lords be acquainted
with this Letter, and Passages in Sommersettshire; and
what this House has done with the Members of this
House, and likewise with those that are not Members:
And to desire the Lords to join in sending for these Delinquents; and to take the Members of their House into
That this Letter, and these Votes, be forthwith printed.
Mr. Strode is appointed to go to the Lords to desire a
Conference concerning Letters received from Sommersettshire; and concerning some Advices received from
beyond Sea; that concern the Safety of the Kingdom;
and to carry up the Message concerning the Lady
Norwich Indemnity, &c.
The Order for the Indemnity of the Mayor, Sheriffs,
&c. of the City of Norwich, concerning Captain Treswell, and for the Preservation of their Magazine, was this
Day read; and assented unto: And the Instructions to
Mr. Catalyn, and Mr. Herman, Members of this House,
Sir Jo. Hobard, Jo. Toly and Adrian Parventer Esquires,
and the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants of that City: And
the like Order that was sent into Shropshire for the Preserving of the Magazine, was likewise granted for this
City, with this Addition, that the Magazine should be
disposed of, as to the Mayor, Aldermen, Common
Council, or the major Part of them, shall seem most
Message to Lords.
Sir Jo. Holland carried up these Orders to the Lords,
for their Concurrence.
He likewise carried up the Order for the Discharge of
such Recognizances as Persons employed in the Service
of Parliament are forced to enter into; and the Order concerning the Power to be given to the Lord Lieutenant of
the County of Warwick, for suppressing the Commission
of Array, and preserving the Peace of that County.
Sir Roger Twisden.
Ordered, That Sir Roger Twisden be remitted to the
Custody of the Serjeant, there to remain in safe Custody
till the House take farther Order; and that his Bail be
discharged, and the Bonds entered into by his Bail delivered up unto him.
Mr. Strode reports, That the Lords will give a present
Meeting at a Conference, as is desired; and that the
Lords have appointed an Earl to go with Two Members
of this House, to thank the Lady Rumney.
Mr. Hampden, and Sir H. Vane junior are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
Proceedings against Lord Mayor.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr.
The Lords are ready to proceed with the Lord Mayor,
who attends at the Lords House, if any Members of
this House be ready to come up to be present thereat.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath resolved to send up some of their
Members to be present at the Proceedings against the
Member disabled to sit, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Jo. Digby be
disabled to sit as a Member of this House, during this Parliament; and that he be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent: And that Mr. Speaker issue out his Warrant for
a new Writ for another Burgess to serve in his Stead.
Warrants for Money.
Memorandum, This Day a Warrant was signed for the
Payment of Two thousand Pounds to Mr. Marten,
in the Presence of Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Hugh
Cholmeley, Sir Christ. Yelverton, and Sir Sam.
The like for Payment of Five hundred Pounds to
The like for the Lady Moulson, for Five hundred
Ordnance for a Ship.
Ordered, That Tho. Lemman of Kinge's Linne, shall
have Liberty to take into his Ship Two Pieces of Ordnance for his own Defence.
Ordered, That the Master of the Ship that came from
Hull, shall have Liberty to ship and carry in her, Two
Pieces of Ordnance for her own Defence.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Jo. Holland reports, That the Lords agreed to the
Orders and Instructions concerning Norwich; and to the
Order concerning Manchester: And as to that concerning
Warwickshire, they will send Answer by Messengers of
Proceedings against Judge Mallett.
A Letter from Sir Rich. Onslow concerning the Passages in the Apprehending of Judge Mallett at Kingston,
and his Adjourning the Assizes to the Sixteenth of this
Month, to Darking, was this Day read: And it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That Judge Mallett
shall be forthwith brought up to the Parliament, notwithstanding the Adjournment of the Assizes to Darking.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it be referred to the
Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, to consider
what Force is fit to be sent for the Bringing of Judge
Mallett to the Parliament: And that the Sheriff of the
County of Surrey, and the Deputy Lieutenants and other
Officers of that County, be required to be assistant to the
Bringing of him up accordingly.
Sir Philip Stapilton carried up this Letter to the Lords;
and acquainted their Lordships with the Opinion of this
Proceedings against Lord Mayor.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr.
The Lords have adjourned the Proceedings against
the Lord Mayor, till Three of Clock this Afternoon, by
reason of some Businesses of great Consequence that have
intervened since their last Message: And do desire, that
some Members of this House may be present at the Proceedings against him.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to manage the
Evidence at the Trial against the Lord Mayor, be present
at the Proceedings against him, this Afternoon, at Three
of Clock, in the Lords House.
The Question being put, Whether the Plate belonging
to Sir Jo. Lucas, that was going to Yorke, and is stayed,
by Order of this House, should be delivered unto him;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the Trunk of Cloaths, and Fifty Pounds
in Money, belonging to Mr. Charles Cotterell, that was
going to Yorke, and is stayed at Bell Savage, by Order of
this House, be forthwith released.
Arms for Sommersett.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Strode, One of the Deputy
Lieutenants for the County of Sommersett, shall have
Mr. Speaker's Warrant for the Carrying down into that
County some Musquets, and other Ammunition, for his
Service, and the Service of the County.
Mr. Greene reports from the Committee of the Navy,
of the Willingness in the Merchants to pay the Customs,
and make Entries according to the Ordinance of both
Houses of Parliament.
Navy Treasurer, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Hen. Vane the
younger shall be appointed Treasurer for the Receipts and
Disbursements of the Monies for the Affairs of the Navy.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Hen. Vane junior, and all the
Officers under him, shall have the same Allowance that
former Treasurers and Under Officers have usually had.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee for the Navy do
consider what Hall, or other Place, in the City of London,
is most fit for this particular Service, and for the Security
of the Monies that shall come in.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do sit at
such Time as they shall think fit; and sit in the Treasury
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds shall be
advanced to the Earl of Warwicke.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Navy do
move the Customers to advance and pay the same to Sir
Hen. Vane; and to assure them, that they shall be repaid
out of the Receipts.
Resolved, &c. That the whole Fleet shall be re-victualled
for Two Months longer.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to consider of an Ordinance to give Power to that
Committee, for Displacing of Officers, and doing other
Acts, during the Adjournment of the House; and to prepare an Ordinance to enable Sir H. Vane to execute this
Place of Treasurer.
Resolved, &c. That the Monies for the Victualling of
the Navy, shall be advanced by the Treasurer of the
Navy to the Treasurer of the Fleet, according as the
Committee of the Navy shall order.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do forthwith send to Sir Wm. Russell, to pay in the Thousand
Pounds remaining in his Hands, which he received by
Order of * * * *; and to declare unto him, that this
House doth undertake to save him the said Sir Wm.
Information against Alderley, &c.
Divers of the County of Essex were called in; who
avowed the Information against Tho. Alderley and others,
that those Volunteers in the County of Essex that met to
train, were Traitors; and that it was easy to prove it, it
being against the King's Proclamation.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Tho. Alderley, Jo.
Argoll, and Tho. Argoll, shall be forthwith sent for, as
Person to be summoned.
Resolved, That Mr. Pascall shall be forthwith summoned to attend this House.
Mr. Martyn reports, the Lords concur with this
House, in * * *
Instructions to Committees.
Ordered, That Copies of the several Instructions given
to the Committees shall be forthwith transcribed, and
made ready for the Service of the House.
Mr. Crue, Sir Rob. Coke, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Strode, Mr.
Martyn, Mr. Cage, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Rous, Sir H.
Heyman, Sir Gil. Pickering, Sir Francis Knolls;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to consider
of such Instructions as shall be thought fit to be added
to the former Instructions: And are to meet at Four ..
Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Ordered, That the Petition of Fra. Jones shall be
referred to the Committee for Informations.
Commission of Array.
WHEREAS the Lords and Commons in Parliament are informed, That the late Declaration of both
Houses of Parliament, shewing the Illegality of the Commission of Array, being made known to the County of
Worcester by Members of the House of Commons, sent
down for that Purpose by Command of the said House,
the said County did forbear to yield Obedience to the said
Commission: The said Lords and Commons do Declare,
That they do much approve of the Wisdom and Care
of the said County in so doing; and that they have done
therein their Duty to the King and Parliament, according
to the Laws of this Realm. And the said Lords and Commons do further Declare, That if there shall be any Attempt or Endeavour to execute any such Commission of
Array within the said County, or any Warrants shall be
issued out for that Purpose, that then the Trained Bands
and Inhabitants of the said County or Counties of the
City of Worcester, and every of them, are hereby required
and injoined not to appear, or yield Obedience thereunto;
but wholly to desert the same: And in so doing they shall
be protected by Authority of both Houses of Parliament.
And the said Lords and Commons do further Declare,
That all such Persons of the Trained Bands, or others,
which shall presume to appear upon any such Warrant,
or shall obey any such Commission, or shall do any thing
in Execution thereof, shall be held Disturbers of the
common Peace: and shall be accountable for the same
to both Houses of Parliament.
Recruits for Duncannon Fort.
WHEREAS credible Information hath been given,
That the Fort of Duncannon, in the Kingdom of Ireland,
is in great Distress for want of a competent Number of
Men to guard the same; It is therefore (by virtue of an
Act of Parliament, made this present Session, intituled,
An Act for the speedy and effectually Reducing of the
Rebels in his Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland, to the due
Obedience of his Majesty and the Crown of England)
this Day Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That John Bunbury Gentleman, or
his Deputy, who are hereby authorized thereunto, shall
forthwith levy and raise, or cause to be levied and raised,
within the City of Bristoll, or Parts adjoining thereunto,
One hundred Soldiers, Volunteers, by way of Recruit,
to be by him conducted to the said Fort with all possible
Speed; and to be put under the Command of the Lord
Esmond, Governor of the said Fort, for the Defence
thereof. And we do hereby likewise require the Mayor
of the said City, to provide Shipping, and other Necessaries, for the speedy Transportation of the said One hundred
Men. And we do charge and require, as well the said
Mayor, as all Sheriffs, Constables, and other Officers, and
all other his Majesty's Subjects, to be aiding and assisting
to the said John Bunbury, in the Performance of the
Premises, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils.
And it is lastly Ordered, That Mr. Loftus shall forthwith
deliver unto the said John Bunbury, by way of Imprest,
the Sum of One hundred Pounds, to be employed for the
Levying and Transportation of the said Men.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords be moved
to join herein.
Issues from Customs.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, That the Commissioners and Collectors
formerly appointed to collect and receive the Custom and
Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, due, together with all
other Monies which shall be advanced by Merchants,
upon their Entry, by way of Loan, shall issue out such
Money, from time to time, as they shall be appointed
to pay by Order of the Committee for the Navy of the
Commons House of Parliament, for the Use of the Navy,
and the Fleet now at Sea; and hereafter to be employed
by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, for the
Guarding of the Seas, and Defence of the Kingdom:
Whose Order from them shall be their sufficient Discharge.
Navy Committee, &c.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, That the Committee of the Navy, appointed
by the House of Commons, shall have Power and Authority to grant their Orders, upon all Occasions, unto the
Collectors of the Customs, and other Monies advanced
by way of Loan, for the Issuing out of such Monies as
they find useful for the Use of the Navy and the Fleet
now in this present Service, or shall hereafter be employed
by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, for the
Guarding of the Seas, and Defence of the Kingdom: All
which Monies so by them ordered, shall be paid to the
Hands of Sir Henry Vane junior, Knight, appointed by
both Houses of Parliament, to be Treasurer of the Navy,
or his Assigns; who is to receive and issue out all such
Monies, from time to time, to such Persons and Uses as
he shall receive Order from the Commons House, or the
said Committee. And, for the better Advance of this
Service, and Regulating of the Collectors, and other
Officers, belonging to the several Custom-houses, that
they may discharge their several Duties with Faithfulness;
It is farther Ordered, That the said Committee shall have
Power to remove all such Officers as they shall find unuseful, unfaithful, and dishonest, in the Discharge of
their Offices respectively; and to place others; and likewise to have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Books,
Accompts, Papers or Records, or other Things, that may
conduce to the said Service.