Die Lunæ, 29 Augusti, 1642.
Member may be examined by Lords.
SIR Sam. Luke has Leave to be examined as a Witness
in the Lords House.
The humble Petition of the Agents for the distressed
City of Londonderry, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the
former Committee for Colerayne: Who are required to
meet, and to take speedy Consideration hereupon, for
the Petitioners Relief.
An Order sent down from the Lords, for the Restraint
of great Disorders of Soldiers, in Breaking open and Pillaging of Houses: The which was read; and, with some
Amendments, assented unto; and ordered to be carried
up to the Lords, by Mr. Rigby.
Respited and re-committed. Vide postea.
Letter from E. of Suffolk.
A Letter from the Earl of Suffolk, from Audly End, of
the 27 of August, concerning his Willingness and Readiness to do Service to the Parliament, and to put the
Militia in Execution.
Affairs in Essex.
Sir Tho. Barrington reports, That wherever he came
in Essex, though he found great Multitudes of People
assembled together, upon false Grounds of a Declaration
set forth by both Houses; so soon as they were otherwise
informed, they did not only disband themselves, but
restore all the Goods they had taken.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Barrington, and Mr. Grimston,
shall have Thanks returned them from the House, for
the good Service they have done in Essex.
Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Reynolds, Sir
Wm. Massam, Sir Harbottle Grimston;
This Committee, or any Two of them, are appointed
to prepare a Declaration to be sent into the County of
Essex; and to present it to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Whittacre,
Mr. Blakeston, and Mr. Wheeler, be added to the Committee for Shropshire: And that they, or any Four of
them, do meet de die in Diem, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn, and Mr. Serjeant Wilde. Mr.
Strode, Mr. Darley, Mr. Long, Mr. Young, be added to
the Committee for Yorkeshire Petition: And that they
prepare a Bill concerning Wardships of such Persons as
have adhered to the Parliament, for the Maintenance of
the Protestant Religion, the King's Person, the Laws and
the Liberty of the Subject: Are to meet this Afternoon,
at Two, in the Court of Wards; and so de die in Diem,
as they shall think fit.
Lucas' Horses, &c.
Ordered, That the Eight Horses and Furniture of Sir
Jo. Lucas be disposed of as the Lord General shall think fit.
King's Message, &c.
Ordered, That the King's Message, and the Answer to
it, be forthwith printed: And that the Examination of the
Printing a false Answer to that Message be referred to
Mr. White, to enquire after the Printer and the Author
of it; and to report it to the House.
Members accede to Covenants.
Lord Wenman, Sir Alex. Denton, Sir Jo. Hippesley,
Mr. Ra. Ashton, Mr. Tho. Leedes, declared themselves in
the Affirmative, to the Question concerning the Assisting
the Earl of Essex, for the Maintenance of the true Protestant Religion, the King's Person, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Strode do, To-morrow Morning,
make Report of such of the Members of the House as
have subscribed to bring in Horse, Money, and Plate,
&c. and have not yet brought them in.
Arms, &c. at Camber Castle.
Whereas the and Commons in Parliament, have
received Information, That divers Pieces of Ordnance,
with Powder, and other warlike Provisions, are now remaining in the Castle of Camber, in the Cinque Ports of
the County of Sussex; which Castle being altogether unguarded, and no way useful for Defence of the said
County, the Ordnance, and other Provisions, are exposed to the Surprize of any ill-affected or malignant
Persons, who may thereby be enabled to disturb the
Peace of the said County: For Prevention whereof, and
to the Intent they may be disposed of into a more safe
Place, the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
do Order and Appoint Captain Rich. Cockeram, with the
Assistance of the Inhabitants of the ancient Town of
Rye, in the same County of Sussex, to seize, take, and
remove the Ordnance, and other Ammunition, from the
Castle of Camber, unto the said Town of Rye, there to
be reserved and kept, for the Use and Service of the said
County; and not to be delivered to any Person or Persons,
without special Direction and Allowance of both Houses
Ordered, That this Order be carried up to the Lords,
for their Concurrence.
Council of War in Ireland.
Upon Mr. Goodwyn's Report from the Committee for
Adventurers, That Four Persons be appointed by the
House to go into Ireland, to be of the Council of War,
and in Commission with them that are of that Council;
the which Persons are to take care, that the Instructions
of Parliament, sent, and to be sent, be duly put in Execution; and that the War be not protracted, but every
thing managed for the best Advantage of this State, and
the Lessening of the Charge as much as may be, according to the Example of other States; Two of which may
remain at Dublyn for Intelligence; the other Two, still
to go with the Army; or else so to dispose of themselves,
as may most advantage the Business.
Ordered, That the Nomination of these Four Persons
be referred to the Committee for Adventurers, to consider of, and to report to the House.
Captain General of Ireland.
The Question being put, Whether the Nomination of
a Captain General of all the Forces in Ireland should be
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, upon * *, That this Business concerning the
Nominating of a Captain General of all the Forces in
Ireland, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning: And that at the same time Consideration be had of
those Members of this House that are absent, and that
went to Yorke.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the absent
Members do meet this Afternoon: And that That Report be made To-morrow Morning.
Loan from the City.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have sent unto you the Orders agreed upon
by both Houses: They have sent down to each particular
Order, the Names of such Persons as they think fit to be
Commissioners in the Parishes: The Orders are the Orders agreed upon to be sent to each particular Ward,
concerning the Loan of Monies. They have likewise
appointed Two Members of their House, to see these
Orders put in Execution.
Ordered, That the Lord General be desired, that the
Troops of Horse, and Regiments of Foot, and their
Commanders, appointed to be in Readiness for the Safety
of the City of London, be Citizens, and such as the Committee for the Militia shall recommend unto the Lord
Loan from the City.
Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Ven, Mr. Vassall, Mr.
This Committee is appointed to meet with a proportionable Committee of the Lords, to see the Orders put
in Execution, to be sent into London, to the several
Wards, concerning the Loan of Monies.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House does agree to the Commissioners named in
the particular Orders: They have likewise appointed a
Committee of a proportionable Number, to see the Orders put * *
Declaration from the Scotts.
Ordered, That the Business concerning a Declaration
from the Scotts, be taken into Consideration on Thursday
Morning next, peremptorily at Nine of Clock: And that
Two hundred Copies of the said Declaration, and of the
Approbation of the Council of Scotland, be forthwith
printed for the Service of the House.
Disorders by Soldiers, &c.
Ordered, That the Order for Restraint of Disorders
committed by the Soldiers; and returned from the Lords,
with some Amendments; and then re-committed, as to
those Amendments, to a Committee of this House; be
now re-committed to That Committee, and to the Committee for the Declaration to be sent into Essex.
Ordered, That the Victuals stayed at Bristoll, which
were provided for the Swallow, and the *, and bound for
Ireland, be sent and employed for the Victualling of those
Ships that are remaining upon those Coasts, for the Defence of that Kingdom: And that the Committee for the
Navy take Care hereof.
Ships for Irish Coasts, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Navy, to consider of Sending of Ships for Guard of the
Coasts and Ports of Ireland; and of Victualling of them,
for the whole Winter Service: And that they likewise
consider of sending Ships to Tynmouth; and likewise to
secure the Passages between Ireland, and the Coasts over
against them, of Lancashire, and thereabouts.
Levy Money to Ld. Kerry.
Ordered, That the Sum of Levy Money to be allowed
unto the Lord Kerry, for Levying of Two thousand Men
to be transported into Ireland, shall be Two thousand
Pounds: And that the Treasurers for the Adventurers
Monies do forthwith pay the said Sum of Two thousand
Pounds unto the Lord Kerry, or his Assigns, for the
* * * *
Impeachment of Lord Strange.
Resolved, upon the Question, That James Lord Strange
shall be accused by this House of High Treason, in the
Name of this House, and of all the Commons of England: and that an Impeachment be drawn up against
him to this Purpose.
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Hill,
Mr. Reynolds, are appointed to prepare this Impeachment: And are to meet To-morrow, post meridiem, at
Two of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Members disabled to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Kirkeby shall
be disabled to sit any longer a Member of this House,
during this Parliament.
Upon Information to the House, That Mr. Bridgman,
a Member of this House, had subscribed Fourteen Men,
to assist the Lord Strange; and had at Chester presented
a Declaration to the Gentry and Freeholders of that
County to subscribe; and made a Speech at the Common Hall, to encourage them to these Subscriptions:
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Orlando Bridgeman shall be disabled to sit any longer a
Member of this House, during this Parliament.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of the Yorkeshire Petition, do make Report of that Business To-morrow Morning.
Information against Gape.
Upon Information to the House, That F. Gape, Townclerk of Weymouth, had hired a Gunner there, to discharge
a small Piece laden with murthering Shot, upon Sir
Walth. Erle and Sir Tho. Trenchard, that were coming
thither, to put the Militia in Execution; thereupon
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That F. Gape,
Town-clerk of Waymouth, be forthwith sent for as a
Delinquent, by a Serjeant at Arms attending on this
Words spoken by Ld. Pawlett, &c.
An Information of some Words spoken by the Lord
Pawlett, Sir Ra. Hopton, and others, at Sherborne in
Dorsettshire, was this Day read; and ordered to be
* * * *
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Glyn. do
prepare an Impeachment against * Weld, the High Sheriff of the County of Salop, for divers great Misdemeanors and malicious Carriages of the said Sheriff, against
the Parliament, and against the Peace of the County.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, to consider of a speedy Defence
for the Counties of Salop, Hereford, Worcestershire,
Lancaster, Chester, Monmouth, and the Counties of
Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Salloway, are to receive the Papers and Letters that concern
those Counties; and to solicit the Affairs of these Counties for their Defence.
Payment to Gethings, &c.
Ordered, That the Treasurers for the Adventurers
Monies do forthwith pay unto Mr. Gethings, and his
Partners, Two thousand Pounds, being Part of the
Monies due unto them for Cloaths sent by them for the
Soldiers, in Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Mathew of Dartmouth do write unto
that Town, to send up their Subscription Monies and Plate
subscribed in that Town, to the Treasurers for London.
Proceedings against Sir J. Lucas, &c.
Sir Jo. Lucas, who was sent for up, as a Delinquent,
for making Provisions of Horse and Arms to be sent to
the King, for Maintenance of a War against the Parliament, and the whole Kingdom, contrary to the Orders
and Declarations of both Houses...;
Sir John Lucas being called in, confessed, That he had
Twelve Horses ready, with which he intended to attend
his Majesty, for the Guard of his Person.
Mr. Newcomen was likewise called in; who was sent
for, as a Delinquent, for the like Offence.
Resolved, upon t * *, That Sir Jo. Lucas shall be
forthwith committed a Prisoner to the Gatehouse, there
* * * *
Resolved, That Mr. Newcomen shall be forthwith committed a Prisoner to the Fleete, there to remain during the
Pleasure of the House; and that the farther Examination
of the Business concerning Mr. Newcomen, be referred to
the Committee for Informations: And that Sir Tho. Barrington and Mr. Grimston be added to that Committee.
Mr. Marten, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr.
Rigby, Mr. Lane, do prepare an Impeachment against
Sir Jo. Lucas: And that they meet this Afternoon, at
Four of Clock, in the Star Chamber.
Loans from Merchant Strangers, &c.
Mr. Vassall, Mr. Rigby, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir
Ro. Harley, do prepare an Order for securing such Monies as shall be lent by the Merchant Strangers, and the
Trinity House Men: And that they do meet, and bring
in this Order forthwith.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor be desired to send
forthwith to the Aldermen of the several Wards, to send
in the Returns of the Subscriptions of the Merchant
Strangers, and others, within their several Wards, of such
Monies as they will lend to the Parliament.
Loan from Officers.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir H. Heyman,
and Mr. Long, do send to all the chief Officers, to know
what Monies they will lend to the Parliament, in these
Times of great Danger.
Ordered, That Sir Francis Thornhagh, and Hardolfe
Wasthenes, shall be appointed Treasurers, to receive such
Monies and Plate as shall come in upon the Subscriptions
in the County of Nottingham; and shall send them to
Hull, to Sir Jo. Hotham: And that an Acquittance under
his Hand shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said
Treasurers for the same.
And it is farther Ordered, That they shall be likewise
Commissaries to view and value such Horses as shall be
brought in upon the said Subscriptions: And the said
Sir Jo. Hotham is to be responsible to both Houses of
Cambridge Militia, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Dudley North, a Member of this
House, be injoined forthwith to go down into the County
of Cambridge, to see the Militia put in Execution in that
County; and to advance and receive the Monies, Horse,
and Plate, that shall come in upon the Subscriptions in
It is likewise Ordered, That Sir Jo. Cutts, a Deputy
Lieutenant of the said County, and now in this Town, be
intreated forthwith to go down into the said County, to
put the Militia in Execution there; and to advance and
receive the Subscriptions.