Die Lunæ, 30 Januarii, 1642.
Successes in Yorkeshire.
TWO Letters from the Lord Fairefax, of the 26th
of January, concerning a great Defeat given to
my Lord of Newcastle, at Leedes; and the Taking of the
said Town, and divers Proisoners; and of my Lord of
Newcastle's Forces retreating all to Yorke, from Doncaster,
Wakefield, and Pontfract, except a Garison left there for
securing the Castle: And likewise a List of some Recusants, to whom my Lord of Newcastle has granted Commissions for Raising of Forces: And Three other Papers
taken with Colonel Stingsby.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Rous, Mr. Darley, Sir Wm. Armyn, are
to peruse these Letters from Yorkeshire; and to make an
Extract of them, and to give Order for the Publishing of
them; and likewise for the Printing and Publishing of
the other Warrants formerly ordered to be printed.
Ordered, That the next Lord's Day, publick Thanks
shall be given unto God, in the Churches through England,
by the Ministers, for the great and good Success it has
pleased him to give the Forces raised by the Parliament
in Yorkeshire: And that the Letters that give the Information be read at the same time.
The old Customers were called in: And being demanded, Whether they had delivered the Bonds;
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Jacob, Sir Jo. Nutles, Sir Job
Harbye, the late Collectors of the Customs, with all other
Collectors, do forthwith deliver up such Bonds, or other
Specialities, as they have in their Hands; Monies owing
upon the Duty of Customs, upon the Bill of Tonage and
Poundage; into the Hands of the Committee for the
The Question being put, Whether Mr. Chichley, now in
the Serjeant's Custody, should be forthwith discharged;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea: 53.
|Sir Rich. Onslowe,
||Tellers for the Noe: 43.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Chichley be forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint.
Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Dr.
That the Lords have sent down to this House Two
First, an Act for the Punishment of scandalours Clergymen, and others.
2. The Bill for the utter Abolishing of Bishops, &c.
Both which Bills they have passed, with some Amendments: And desire this House to pass them with all
Expeditions; that they may be sent to Oxforde.
Committee to Oxforde.
3. They have sent a Letter of Safe Conduct for the
Members of both Houses that are to go to Oxforde.
5. That the Lords have injoined their Members not
to take any with them, but those that are their own Servants; and desire this House to lay the like Command
on their Members.
Ordered, That Mr. Greene do bring in an Ordinance to
pass both Houses, if they see Cause, for the Discharge of
the Customers, for the Bonds delivered in by them.
The Preamble to be put to the Narration of the Proceedings in the County of Yorke was read; and assented
unto; and ordered to be printed, with the Extracts of the
Letters, as they are brought in by the Committee: And
a Thanksgiving to be in all Churches next Lord's
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Edward Walgrave, Sir Hen.
Beding feilde, and Mr. Clement Paston, shall be forth with
sent for, in safe Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House: And the Captains of the Trained
Bands, and of the Volunteers in the County of Norfolke,
and elsewhere, are hereby required to be aiding and assisting in the Apprehending of the said Persons.
Payment to Hutchinges.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom do grant their Warrants to the Treasurer at
Wars, for Payment of One thousand Pounds to Mr.
Tho. Hutchinges, Merchant, in Little St. Elline's, or to
his Assigns, for the like Value received at Bristoll, 16°
Jan. 1642, by Colonel Tho. Essex, of Rich. Aldworth
Mayor, and the Aldermen, of Bristoll.
Mr. Corbett reports from the Committee of the Tower,
the Apprehending of one Wm. Kempe in the Tower, who
was newly come with Letters from Oxforde, directed to
Mrs. Marche, and others: And that notwithstanding a
diligent Search, yet he had One Letter about him from
Sir Jo. Heydon, which he afterwards tore into small
Pieces, in the Chamber where he was close Prisoner, so
that not One Word of it could be read. He said, That
Sir Jo. told him, If he were apprehended, he should burn
or tear the Letter, or else he would be hanged if it were
taken about him.
Removing Prisoners, &c.
Ordered, That, according to the Ordinance of both
Houses for the Removing of Mrs. March, and Mrs. Sherborne out of the Tower, the Committee for the Tower do
go thither, to see the same put in Execution speeditly.
Ordered, That That Part of Mr. Corbett's Report
which concerns the Irishmen that are there Prisoners,
their Allowances of Meat, or of their Removal to other
Prisons, be referred to that Committee; to bring in their
Opinion thereof; and also for the Repairing of the Huts
in the Tower.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Propositions do
bring in an Ordinance for the Sessing of those that are
in the Tower.
Payment to Conyers.
Ordered, That the Five hundred and Fifty Pounds Arrear of the Tin Farmers Monies, and now remaining in
the Hands of Colonel Manwaringe and Captain Playre,
and due to his Majesty; and which ought to be paid in
to the Exchequer; shall be forthwith paid unto Sir Jo.
Conyers, Lieutenant of the Tower; in Part of the Monies
due unto him from his Majesty, for his Charges in keeping the Lord Macquere, and other, close Prisoners: And
that this Order shall be a Discharge to the said Tin
Farmers, and all others in whose Hands any of the
said Money is; and to Colonel Manwaringe: Who are
required to pay the same accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Chicheley shall have his Two Horses
delivered unto him.
King's Letter to the Question, &c.
A Letter from his Majesty to the Queen was read;
which was intercepted by the Lord Fairfaxe, inclosed in a
false Cover directed to the Lord Lowden in Scotland; but
no Letter was directed to his Lordship: The rest of the
Letters in that Pacquet were directed to the Earl of Newcastle, and to Sir Wm. Savile, and others, in Yorkshire.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Letter from his
Majesty to the Queen, now read, shall be now printed.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Rous, Mr. Hampden, Sir Hen. Vaine
junior, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Peter
Wentworth, are presently to withdraw, to prepare a Conclusion to be added to this Letter, to be printed with
Sir Gilbert Gerard is appointed to go to the Lords
with the Preamble prepared to be printed with the Lord
Fairfaxe's Letters; and to present the Letters also to the
Lords; and to desire them to concur in the speedy
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning, the Business of
Money be taken into Consideration; and no Business to
intervene. And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in
Mr. Whitlocke carried up to the Lords the Ordinance
concerning Ireland: And is to desire the Lords to sit
Time of sitting.
Resolved, &c. That the House shall sit at Eight of the
Clock, and rise at Twelve: And that, To-morrow, the
Lords be moved to join herein, that their House may do
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Whitlocke brings Answer, That the Lords will send
an Answer, by Messengers of their own, concerning the
Ordinance for Ireland; and that they will sit a while, as
Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Glanvile and
That the Lords have agreed to the Ordinance concerning Ireland: And whereas, at a Conference touching Sir
Charles Barkley,....their Lordships did never propound
the Bailing of him; but for the Recovery of his Health,
the Removing of him from One Place to another; which
they thought fit to acquaint this House withal: And
that their Lordships will undertake he shall be forthcoming, they being certainly informed of his Infirmity.
Sir C. Barkley.
King's Letter to the Queen, &c.
Mr. Rous reports the Preamble, with a further Addition, to be put before the Lord Fairfaxe's Letters; and
the King's Letter to the Queen: Which was read; and
assented unto; and the King's Letter to the Queen ordered to be carried up to the Lords: But first a Copy
thereof to be taken, to be kept as a Record.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be moved to join with
this House, in the Printing of the Queen's Letter.
Sir Rob. Harley went up to the Lords, to desire a
Conference concerning some Letters from the Lord
Fairfaxe, and from his Majesty to the Queen.
Mr. Pym and Mr. Glyn are to manage the Conference.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of the Raising and Discharging of Horses, shall consider
of the Matter informed of, touching Two Horses formerly in Captain Harvye's Troop, and belonging to Mr.
Palmer; and discharged by Order of this House; and
since, the One of them is taken again from the Captain by
the Commissaries, or their Deputies, before he was delivered: And Mr. Pym is added to the Committee.
Sir Rob. Harley brings Answer, The Lords will give
a present Meeting, as is desired.
Answer to Lords.
Answer was returned by the same Messengers that came
down in the Morning, That this House doth concur with
their Lordships in the Amendments in the Bill for the
Assembly; and the Bill for Punishing of the scandalous
Clergy: And that they have injoined their Members that
are to go to Oxforde, that they carry none with them but
their own Servants: And delivered to the said Messengers
the Bills: And also the Letter for a Safe Conduct.
Ordered, That Lionel Gatford be committed to the
Serjeant; to be kept in safe Custody, till this House take
Examination concerning Connisby, &c.
Ordered, That the Examination of the Business concerning Mr. Connisby, High Sheriff of Hertford, and
Edw. Pridcon, Jo. Long, Jo. Thomas, and others, be
referred to the Committee for Examinations; to be
examined, and reported to the House.
Seizing a Horse.
Ordered, That, when Mr. Speaker shall be informed,
where an Horse, fit for Service, is belonging to one who
is now in Arms against the Parliament, That he shall
give a Warrant to Sir Arth. Heselrig, to seize and to
keep it, till the House take farther Order.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of
both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may
stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning
the Matter of the last Conference.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
The Managers of the last Conference are appointed
Reporters of This.
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