Die Martis; 27 Decembris, 1642.
Dr. Layton's Petition.
ORDERED, That this Petition of Dr. Layton's,
and the Schedule annexed, be referred to the Committee for Ordering of Prisons, where Mr. Trenchard
has the Chair: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at
the Rising of the House; and to consider of Ordering of
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Northcott do return Thanks to
Captain Drake, for his Fidelity and Care in the Bringing
up of the Prisoners safe.
Receiver of Money.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armyn be appointed Receiver;
and be accountable for the Two thousand Pounds ordered
to be advanced for the Providing of Arms for the Counties of Lincolne and Nottingham.
Bringing up Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Militia in London
do send some Barges to Gravesend, and a Guard of Forty
Musqueteers, for the safe Conducting and Bringing up
to several Prisons, the Prisoners hereafter named brought
up out of Devonshire, by Captain Drake; viz.
John Fortescue of Vallepitt, Esquire, Sir Edm. Fortescue, Knight, the Sheriff, Sir Edw. Seymour Knight and
Baronet, Edw. Seymour, Esquire, Knight of the Shire,
Arthur Bassett Esquire; who are ordered to be committed
Prisoners to Winchester House, Henry Champernone,
Edmund Tremayne, Tho. Wood, Peter Fortescue, Henry
Bidlake, Robert Warren, Esquires; to the King's Bench:
Tho. Shapcott, Tho. Lee, Tho. Short, Hugh Pomeroye, to
the Compter in Southewarke: William Barnes, William
Hooper, George Baylye, Wm. Penrose, to the Fleete:
Who are all committed for the Crime of High Treason,
for actual Levying War against the King and Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Sir
Edw. Hartop, Knight and Baronet, Sir Edw. Hartop
Knight, Sir Roger Smith, Knight, Jo. St. John, Tho.
Babington, Wm. Danvers, Wm. Noell, Peter Temple,
Varney Noell, Tho. Beaumont, Jo. Goodman, Jo. Benbridge, Wm. Jervoise, Tho. Brudenell, Arthur Stavely,
Tho. Cotton, Esquires; Mr. Rich. Ludlam, now Mayor of
Leicester; Mr. Wm. Standley, One of the Aldermen of
Leicester; Wm. Hewett, Rich. Rents.
Ordered, That Mr. Knightly and Mr. Cage do prepare an Order for the Committees of Leicestershire to
receive the Monies upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, collected in that County; to employ it for
the Service of the Forces there: And that the said
Monies be repaid here.
Arrears of Assessment.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn do prepare a Letter, to be
sent into the several Counties, concerning the Arrears of
County of Devon.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Northcott do presently repair
into the County of Devon, for the Service of that
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Devon do receive, or cause to be received, all the
Customs within that County, to repay the same, upon
This to be added to the Instructions for Devon.
Ordered, That the Sum mentioned in the Instructions
shall be Five thousand Pounds.
Declaration concerning Customs.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn and Mr. Whittlock do prepare
a Declaration, in Answer to the King's Proclamation,
concerning the Receiving and paying of Customs; and
to appoint the Receiving and Paying of them, notwithstanding the said Proclamation. And it is referred to the
Committee for the Customs, to consider of putting out
the now Collectors, and of putting others in their Stead;
and to consider of Pensions to be allowed them.
Whereas, at the Sessions lately held at the Castle of
Exon, after Michaelmas, the Sessions was adjourned, to
be held at the same Place, the Tuesday after the Epiphany:
This House doth Declare, That the Justices of the Peace
cannot meet elsewhere, or at any other Time or Place,
unless they do first meet at Exeter, and adjourn from
thence to some other Place: And Orders, That this be
published in every Parish Church in that County.
Sale of Cochineal.
Ordered, That immediately Publication be made, by
setting up Bills in the Royal Exchange, London, for Sale
of the Cochineal now in the Custody of Sir Jo. Nulls
Knight, which was brought from Southampton in the Ship
Clare, on Thursday 29° Decembris, at Three of the Clock
in the Afternoon, at Haberdashers Hall, London: And
that the same then and there be sold to such Person or
Persons as will give most for the same by the Candle:
And that Sir Jo. Nulls do permit any Person or Persons
to view the same Cochineal: And that no Persons
coming to view the same be molested therein.
Bainton's Propositions, &c.
Ordered, That the Propositions presented to this House
by Mr. Bainton, and the Desires of Sir Edw. Hungerforde, be referred to the Consideration of the Knights
and Burgesses that serve for the County of Wilts.
Collectors in Westmorland.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Henry Bellingham Knight and Baronet, Geo.
Gelson, Edw. Wilson, Nico. Fisher, Tho. Sledhall, Rowland Dawson, Allen Bellingham, Esquires, Geo. Bateman,
Rich. Branthwaite, Robert Phillipson, Gervase Benson,
Gentlemen, to be Collectors according to the Propositions Com' Westmorland.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and
approve of * * * *.
Mr. Serjeant Wild reports the Amendments to be made
in the Bill, for the Suppressing of divers Innovations,
Linea 23, "the First of September 1642," to be made
"1° Aprilis 1643."
Linea 59, "September" to be made "April."
Linea 90, "September" to be made "April."
Linea 101, "November 1642" to be made "July
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
concerning these Amendments.
Propositions to the King.
Mr. Pym presented to the House the Preamble to the
Propositions: Which were read; and ordered to be fair
written and then the House further to consider of that
Ordered, That, against Thursday Morning, the Clerk
do peremptorily bring into the House, a List of the Names
of Delinquents, and Persons impeached.
Resolved, &c. That this House shall proceed for Offences done before the Tenth of January.
Resolved, &c. That this House shall declare in particular such Delinquents against whom they will proceed
for Offences done since the Tenth of January.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Cockeram shall be committed forthwith to the Compter in Woodstreet, for High
Treason: And that the Sheriffs be required to suffer
none to speak with him, till he be examined; and this
House give Order to the contrary: And that they appoint
such a Person to be his Keeper, as they will answer for:
And that they take particular Notice, What Persons do
come to speak with Colonel Cockeram.
And it is further Ordered, That Captain Mills be committed to the same Prison; there to remain during the
Pleasure of this House.
Ordered, That there shall be a Collection this next
publick Fast, in all Parishes, in and about London, and
Liberties thereof, and Parishes adjacent (the Parish of
St. Margarett's, Westminster, excepted), for the Ministers that are plundered; notwithstanding the former
Order, for a Collection for Londonderry, on that Day,
in the said Parishes.
Ordered, on Thursday, to resume the Debate of this
Proposition, concerning Judges.
Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Pym, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr.
Fines, Sir Robert Parkhurst, and Mr. Goodwyn, are to
consider of present Supplies of Provisions for the Scotts
Army: And are to meet on Thursday Morning.
Examining Cockeram, &c.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Glyn, and Sir Wm. Strickland, are
appointed to examine Colonel Cockeram with all Speed;
and also Captain Mills [a].
Collectors of Money.
Ordered, That the Committee for Subscriptions do
issue out their Warrants to the High Collectors, and Petty
Collectors of the several Wards in London, to attend
them on Thursday Morning, to give an Account, Why
they have not collected the Monies, according to the Act
of Parliament: And, that upon their Answers, they shall
be reported to the House; such as have been so negligent
as deserve to be sent for.
Ordered, That the Time, in the Bill of Pluralities, shall
be the First Day of April, in the Year our Lord God
vice lecta est Billa, An Act against Pluralities and
vice lecta est Billa prædicta.
And the Question being put for the Commitment;
And passing with the Negative;
The Question was put for the Ingrossing:
And it was Ordered, upon the Question, That it should
be forthwith ingrossed.
Assembly of Divines.
vice lecta ...., An Act for the Calling of an Assembly of learned and godly Divines, to be consulted with
by the Parliament, for the Settling of the Government
and Liturgy of the Church, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, prædicta.
Resolved, &c. to be engrossed with the Amendments.
Propositions to the King.
In the Fourth Proposition, after the Words "in such
a Manner," add "as shall be agreed on by both Houses
of Parliament, and presented to his Majesty, to."
Ordered, That the Sixth Proposition, concerning Justices of Peace, be committed to Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Glyn,
Mr. Millington, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Holles, and Mr. Solicitor; who are to bring it in on Thursday Morning