Die Jovis, 5 Januarii, 1642.
THAT the Thousand Pounds, Residue of the Two
thousand Pounds, borrowed of the Town of Southampton, and now remaining in the Hands of Sir Wm.
Lewis, Governor of the Town of Portesmouth, be allowed
unto the said Sir Wm. Lewes, for Payment of the Garison
Ordered, That the Mayor and Sheriff of the Town and
County of Southampton be required not to publish the
Proclamation prohibiting the Receipt of Tonage and
Poundage, under Colour of the late pretended Ordinance
of both Houses of Parliament; a Proclamation of his
Majesty's Grace, Favour, and Pardon, to the Inhabitants
of his County of Southampton; his Majesty's Proclamation
to all the Inhabitants of his Counties of Oxon, Northampton, Bucks, Surrey, Berks, &c. commanding them to
give Notice to the next Quarter of his Majesty's Army
of the Approach of any of the Rebels Forces unto them:
And that for their Obedience to this Order, they shall be
protected and saved harmless by Authority of Parliament.
It is farther Ordered, That they shall publish his Majesty's Proclamation for the better Government of his
Majesty's Army, &c.
Corn from France.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Affairs of
Ireland do grant Licences to Mr. Whetcombe, for Transporting of Corn out of France.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Dr. Pinke, a Prisoner in the Gatehouse,
be forthwith bailed, upon reasonable Bail.
Ordered, That Dr. Nicolson, a Doctor in the Civil
Law, a Prisoner in the Gatehouse, be forthwith bailed.
Ordered, That Rich. Deane, a Messenger, a Prisoner in
the Gatehouse, be forthwith discharged from any farther
Upon the humble Petition of Lyonell Thrift, John
Greenwood, Christopher Foster, John Berry, Robert
Harde, Rich. Thompson, John Holliday, Edw. Markinson, Jo. Taylerson, and Richard Moore, poor Prisoners
remaining in the New Prison, and in the House of
Correction of the County of Middlesex;
It is Ordered, That the said poor Prisoners be forthwith
released from any farther Restraint; upon their Promise,
made to Sir Gilbert Gerard and Sir Jo. Francklyn, or
either of them, that they will never bear Arms against
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do, To-morrow, bring in the
Declaration, concerning the Usage of the Prisoners taken
by the King's Forces.
Ordered, That Jo. Clerke, Alderman of Coventry, be
forthwith discharged from any farther Condition of Restraint: And that the Bonds he entered into for not
departing the City of London, be restored unto him.
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Grimston, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Intercepted Letters, &c.
A Letter from the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees
of Bucks, from Aylesbury, of the Second of January;
and Letters, by them intercepted, from his Majesty to
the High Sheriffs of Norfolk and Suffolk, concerning the
Stay, in their Hands, of the Second Payment of the Bill
of Four hundred thousand Pounds, till farther Order
from his Majesty; and likewise Letters from his Majesty
to the Bishops of Lincolne, Norwich, and *, concerning
the Payment of their Tenths, and the Tenths of their
Clergy, in at Oxon; were read: And it is Ordered, That
the said Committees and Deputy Lieutenants be protected and saved harmless for their so doing by Authority
Adjournment of Term.
Mr. Solicitor reports, from the Conference, That the
Lords had come to their Hands, a Proclamation for adjourning Part of Hilary Term to Oxon: The Lords had
considered of it; and had appointed a Committee of Six
of their House, and desired this House to appoint a proportionable Number, to draw up Reasons, to be presented
unto his Majesty, for the Withdrawing of the said Proclamation.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Whittacre is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire a Conference, concerning the Stay of some Persons
going to Oxon, by virtue of a Pass from the Lords.
He likewise carried up to the Lords the Order concerning One thousand Eight hundred Pounds, or thereabouts, for Shipping, for Transport of Victual into
Munster, &c.: The Ordinance for the Making of the Lord
Peter's House, and the Bishop of London's House, Prisons.
The House Declared, They thought fit, that the said
Persons should be stayed: And that this their Opinion
should be delivered unto the Lords, at this Conference.
Adjournment of Term.
The Proclamation, touching the Adjourning Part of
Hilary Term, delivered at this Conference, was read.
* Solicitor, * Prideaux, * Maynard, * Rigby, *
Hill, * Wilde, * Gerard, Mr. Young, Mr. Glyn, Mr.
Whitlock, Mr. Browne, Mr. White;
This Committee is to meet with a proportionable
Number of the Lords, to consider of Reasons to be presented unto his Majesty, of the Inconveniencies of Adjourning Part of Hilary Term, and some of the Courts
at Westminster, to Oxon; and thereupon to move his
Majesty to withdraw his Proclamation.
Commissioners of Array.
Three several Warrants from the Earl of Newcastle
and from other Commissioners of Array, for the Levying
of Monies within that County, were this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Rigby, Mr. Pym, and Mr.
Hill, do prepare a Declaration, to shew the Illegality of
them: And that they be printed together.
The Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled,
being truly informed, with what Justice, Care, and Frugality, the Lord Fairefax, Lord General of the Forces
raised in the Northern Parts, hath hitherto made Payment unto the Soldiers under his Command, both to the
good Liking and Content of the Soldiers, and great
Profit of the Commonwealth; they do therefore Order,
That the Lord Fairefax shall be desired to continue the
same Way of Payment to his Army, as he hath done
hitherto: And that his so doing shall be warranted by
both Houses; and accounted a Service very beneficial to
Sir Wm. Armyn carried up this Order to the Lords.
Stay of Persons going to Oxford.
Mr. Whittacre reports, That he had acquainted the
Lords, that some Gentlemen had been examined, that
were going to Oxon; and with them was found a
scandalous Book, intituled, "A Complaint to the Commons," and other Letters and Matters concerning the
Signet: That they had been stayed, had they not produced their Lordships Warrant: The Lords did own the
Warrant; but, in regard they had abused it, they were
willing to withdraw it, and that they might be sent for
Ordered, That the Serjeant send a Man forthwith to
stay Sir Edward Wardour, Dr. Dukeson, and the rest,
notwithstanding the Lords Order.
Mr. Trenchard reports, That the Lords do agree to the
Amendment, in the Order concerning Lambeth House.
Merchants of the Intercourse.
Ordered, That the former Order, for Restraint of the
Levying of Monies upon Merchants of the Intercourse,
whose Names are delivered in a List, be renewed, and
in Force, till the House take farther Order.
Ordered, That Clerke, the Ship-master, formerly sent
for, as a Delinquent, and now come up on a Ship from
Newcastle, be stayed; and his Ship likewise.
Stay of Ships going to Newcastle.
Ordered, That there shall be a Stay forthwith made of
Ships, that go to Newcastle, or Sunderland, for Coals:
And that the Lords be moved to join herein.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Solicitor, Mr.
Cage, Mr. Blakeston, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Bents, Mr. Bond,
Sir Hen. Heyman, Mr. Rolls, Mr. Pym, or any Three
of them, to consider how the Ships, stayed from going
to Newcastle or Sunderland, for Coals, may be employed
elsewhere for Coals, or be put to Sea upon other employment; and also to draw a Declaration, to satisfy
the Kingdom, and the Owners of Coals in those Parts, of
the Necessity that enforceth this House to make this
Prohibition, by reason the Earl of Newcastle imposeth
such a Tax on every Ship, as will maintain a Popish
Army: And have Power to send for Parties to treat
withal: And are to meet To-morrow at Eight of the
Clock, in the Treasury Chamber.
Person sent for, &c.
Resolved, &c. That * Clerke, Master of a Ship that
trades to Newcastle, shall be forthwith sent for as a
Delinquent; and his Ship be stayed.
Upon Mr. Trenchard's Report from the Committee;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Edw.
Hales be desired to make up that Sum he hath lent upon
the Propositions, Two thousand Pounds.
Loans from Napper, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Gerard Napper be desired to
lend the Sum of Five hundred Pounds; Sir Robert Napper, One thousand Pounds; Mr. Venables, Five hundred
Pounds; Sir Tho. Heale, Two hundred Pounds; Peirce
Edgecombe, One thousand Pounds.
Members Assessments, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee, where Mr. Trenchard
has the Chair, do take Care to send to the several Committees, in every County, a particular List of the Names
of the Members of this House, that are rated by this
House, and are in their Counties; and also a List of the
Sums of Money they are to advance: And that the Committees in the said Counties do take Care to receive the
same, and send it up accordingly.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that have
not yet declared themselves, upon this last Advancement
of Monies by the Members of this House, What Monies
they will lend, shall declare themselves within Two
Days; or else the Committee, where Mr. Trenchard has
the Chair, is to consider, What Rate to set them at.
Whereas the County of Kent hath advanced several
Sums of Money upon the Propositions, which they have
sent to the Treasurers in Guildhall, London; and have
this Day also delivered in Plate, amounting to good Value, to the Treasurers aforesaid: It is this Day Ordered,
by the Commons House of Parliament, That Three hundred and Twenty-eight Pounds Six Shillings be forthwith imprest by the said Treasurers to the Committees
of Kent, or any Two of them; towards the Payment of
the Arrears due to Captain Withers his Troop, now
residing in that County.
Whereas Francis Cornish and Antony Foster, out of
their Affection to the Parliament, made Stay of certain
Sums of Money, informed to belong to a Person disaffected to the Parliament; which indeed were the Monies
of some Tenants, which they intended to pay unto their
Landlords: It is this Day Ordered, That the Sums of
Money hereunder written, belonging to the Persons hereunder named, shall be forthwith restored to them again:
And that, for so doing, this shall be their Warrant.
|To Nicolas Pordage - - -
|To Jo. Rootes, for Jane Bulsteed, -
|To Rob. Lownes, for Edward Wood, -
|To Samuel Reynolds, for Phil. Reynes,
Ordered, That the Preamble to the Propositions, as it
was formerly brought from the Committee, was this Day
road; first all over, and then Clause by Clause; and voted
Clause by Clause; and, by Vote upon the Question,
Ordered, That Captain Verney shall be forthwith
committed close Prisoner to the Fleet.
Person sent for.
Ordered, That Serjeant Major Hebborne shall be
forthwith sent for, in safe Custody.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill for Bishops
do sit upon the Bill To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration,
To-morrow Morning, the Debate concerning the Proposition for the Militia.
Cessation of Arms.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth lay aside the
Proposition for Cessation of Arms.
Ordered, That the Committees do bring in the Propositions To-morrow Morning.