Die Veneris, 22 Julii, 1642.
Bringing in Horses, &c.
ORDERED, That Somersetshire shall have the
like Order concerning the Advancing the Propositions for Bringing in of Horse, Money, and Plate, as
Bucks: And that the Names of the Persons now presented, shall be the Persons intrusted with this Service.
Earl of Pembroke's Bill.
Mr. Solicitor reports the Earl of Pembroke's Bill, with
One Amendment; viz. the Words "Spiritual and Temporal," to be left out; The which was put to the Question, and assented unto; and agreed, upon the Question,
that the like Amendment should be made upon * * *.
Trial of Lord Mayor.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords commanded us to let you know, that the
Lord Mayor is attending, to expect his Trial; and the
Lords expect, that some Members of this House should
be there present, to manage the Evidence at his Trial.
Ordered, That the Pamphlet, intituled, " Animadversions upon some Notes set forth by the Observators
upon, &c." be referred to the Committee for Printing.
Answer returned by ... same Messengers;
Answer to Lords.
The House hath considered your Message; and hath
resolved to send some Members presently, to manage
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Cromwell brings Answer, That the Lords will send
Answer to the Letter to the Lord Esmond, by Messengers
of their own.
Persons to be summoned.
Ordered, Sir Jo. Stoell, Sir Jo. Pawlett, Mr. Smyth,
Sir Nicolas Stoury, Sir Bevill Greenevile, Sir Edw.
Rodney, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Sir Gerard Napier,
Mr. Rogers, Mr. Rose, Mr. Jo. Coventry, Mr. Kirkeby,
Mr. Strangeways, Serjeant Hide, Mr. Edw. Philips,
be forthwith summoned * * * *.
Commission of Array.
Ordered, That the Knight of the Shire, Sir H. Heyman,
and the rest of the Gentlemen of the County of Kent, do
take Care, and use their best Endeavour, that the Judge
in his Circuit do publish the Order of both Houses, concerning the Commission of Array.
Letter sent from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords have sent down the Letter; to the which
they have agreed, with One Amendment: The which
was read, and assented.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn has Leave to go into the Country
to the Assizes in Sussex; and to stay for a Fortnight.
Assizes in Kent.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen that are appointed to
go to the Assizes in Kent, do presently withdraw, to
prepare some Instructions for the better Enabling them
to do Service there.
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard, Sir Robert Harley,
and Mr. Beding feild, are appointed to go to treat with
the Merchants Adventurers, about the Forbearance of
the Forty thousand Pounds, Part of the Seventy thousand Pounds, which they are to receive, out of the first
Monies that come in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, and to take their Security for the Seventy
thousand Pounds, next after this Forty thousand Pounds.
Ordered, That a Hundred Pounds shall be accepted
from Mr. Thomas Moore, in lieu of the Two Horses subscribed, and undertaken by him to be brought in.
Ordered, That those Members of the House that have
subscribed to bring in any Horse, do list them before the
Commissaries, in Moore Fields, between this and Tuesday
Ordered, That this Declaration be proceeded with in
reading, the first Business To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report of the Business concerning
the Letter Office, be made by Mr. Weston and Mr.
Prideaux, on Friday Morning next.
Members to attend, &c.
Ordered, That all the Members of this House that
are Kentish Gentlemen, and named in the Order, be
injoined to attend this Service: And that Summons be
sent unto them.
Ordered, That Mr. Skinner, One of the Knights of
the Shire for the County, do take care to have all these
Orders in a Readiness.
Jewel for E. of Ormond.
Resolved, &c. That Six hundred and Twenty Pounds
shall be allowed and paid to the Jeweller, for the Jewel
that is appointed to be sent to the Earl of Ormond: And
that it be referred to Mr. Wheeler, to consider of the
Paying of the said Six hundred and Twenty Pounds.
Scotch Army Pay.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Adventurers, to consider whether they can furnish Fifteen
thousand Pounds, to pay the Scotts a Month's Pay: And
that Committee is to sit this Afternoon; and to return
their Answer To-morrow Morning.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Ven, Mr. Vassall,
Mr. Bedingfield, do go into the City, to see what Money
is behind, of the Hundred thousand Pounds lent by the
particular Companies; and by whose Default; and to
take some effectual Course, that the Remainder be
brought in speedily.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Thomas Widdrington has Leave to go into the
Ordnance to Warwick Castle.
Ordered, That the Nine Pieces of Ordnance, which
are appointed by both Houses to be sent to Warwick
Castle for the Defence of the publick Magazine of that
County, laid up in that Castle, be permitted freely to pass,
without any Lett or Interruption, through the Counties,
Towns, and Villages, through which their Way lies;
notwithstanding any former Order of Restraint.
Defence of Somerset.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, in a special Manner, to take
Care to send down speedily Ammunition, and some expert Commanders, into the County of Sommersett; and
some Commissions to raise Horse and Volunteers, in
that County; for the Preservation of the Peace, and
Defence of that County.
Allowance to De Nevile.
Ordered, That Thirty Pounds out of the Monies collected at the Three next Fasts at St. Margarett's, Westminster, by Ten Pounds at each Fast, shall be allowed
unto Francis De Nevile, a French Gentleman, of good
Descent, who left a large and considerable Fortune in his
own Country, for his Conscience sake; and is come now
into this Kingdom, the more freely to embrace the true
Charges of summoning Members.
Ordered, That those Members of the House that are
summoned by the Serjeant, and are gone without Leave,
shall bear the Charges of the Messengers that are sent
to summon them.
Ordered, That Mr. Burrowes and Mr. Greenhill, the
Lecturers at the Parish of Stepney, be recommended to
the Parishioners of Stepney, to preach there the next Fast.
Warrant to Jennison.
Ordered, That Doctor Robert Jennison shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant to transport himself, and his Servants,
to Dantzick, to fetch over his Wife and Children.
IT is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, That
Mr. Pierpoint, Sir John Corbet, and Mr. More, do forthwith repair into the County of Salop, and possess that
County, with the Declaration of both Houses, concerning the Illegality of the Commission of Array: And that
they, together with such others of the said County as
they shall think fit to use and employ therein, do propound the Propositions concerning Contribution of Horse,
Arms Money, or Plate, for the Defence of the Kingdom, in the several Parts of that County. And it is
further Ordained, That the said Mr. Pierpoint, Sir John
Corbett, and Mr. More, shall and may require the Sheriff, and all other Officers in the Trained Bands, and all
other Persons whatsoever, in the said County, to preserve
the Peace, and to be therein aiding and assisting to the
said Mr. Pierepoint, Sir John Corbett, and Mr. More.
And it is further Ordained, That they the said Mr.
Pierepoint, Sir Jo. Corbett, and Mr. More, shall take
Care and provide, that the Magazines of the said County
be put and kept in Places safe and fit for the Preserving
of them, for the Peace of the said County.
WHEREAS this House hath been credibly informed,
That some ill-affected Persons within the County of
Kent are now endeavouring to disperse Rumours to the
Scandal of the Parliament, and to censure their Proceedings against the Promoters of the late dangerous Petition; and that they have plotted for this Purpose, to
meet at the Assizes, the further to extend their malicious
Designs; It is therefore thought fit, and Ordered, by the
said House, That Sir Edward Hales, Sir Henry Heyman,
Sir Edward Partridge, Sir Thomas Payton, Sir Thomas
Walsingham, Sir Henry Vane senior et junior, Sir Francis
Barnham, Sir Humphrey Tuffton, Sir Edward Boys, Sir
Norton Knatchbull, Mr. Browne, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Lee,
Sir Edward Masters, and Mr. John Nutt, shall forthwith go down to the said Assizes; and use all Diligence
to prevent such Inconvenience, or any other Attempt
that shall be offered, to the Prejudice of the Parliament;
and, by all lawful Ways and Means, to preserve the said
County not only in Peace among themselves, but in a
right Understanding of the Proceedings of Parliament.
Seizing Warlike Scores.
WHEREAS Informations hath been given to the
Parliament, That divers ill-affected Persons to the true
Protestant Religion, and the Peace of this Kingdom,
have endeavoured to prepare Horses, and Store of Arms,
Ammunition, and Money, with divers other Provisions,
in some Parts of this Kingdom, for the Assisting and
Encouragement of those that intend War against the
Parliament: And whereas it is probable, that the said
Horses, Arms, or Ammunition, may be brought through
some Part of the County of Southampton, or provided
there: For Prevention whereof, the Lords and Commons
in this present Parliament assembled, do hereby require
the High Sheriff of the County of Southampton, and all
Justices of Peace, Mayors, Constables, and all other his
Majesty's Officers, within the said County, to be aiding
and assisting in the Execution of this Order; and do
hereby authorize the Deputy Lieutenants of the said
County, or any One of them, Sir Henry Wallop Knight,
Sir Henry Clerk, Knight, Sir John Compton Knight,
Richard Gifford Esquire, Thomas Clark Esquire, John
Kemp Esquire, John Hooke Esquire, Richard Mayor
Esquire, Thomas Hussey Esquire, Thomas Chandler
Esquire, Edward Goddard junior Esquire, Francis St.
Barbe Esquire, Wm. Collins Esquire, James Nutt
Esquire, Thomas Creswell of Heckfeild Esquire, Wm.
Pawlett Esquire, John Miller Esquire, Francis Rivett
Esquire, Nicolas Love Esquire, Wm. Bold Esquire, John
Pitman Esquire, Wm. Carrick Esquire, Wm. Withers
Esquire, John St. Barbe Esquire, Richard Love of Basing Esquire, Henry Kelsey Esquire, Thomas Hamburgh
Esquire, Arthur Bromfeild Esquire, Thomas Betsworth
Esquire, John King Esquire, Robert Knapton Esquire,
Francis Palmes Gentleman, George Wither of Hale
Gentleman, George Baynard Mayor of Basingstoke, and
the rest of the Burgesses there, Robert Harwood Esquire,
Richard Ashley Gentleman, George Venner of Goorely
Esquire, Wm. Blake of Andover Gentleman, Wm. Jervis of Andover Gentleman, Wm. Cooper of Andover
Gentleman, or any One of them, to make Stay of all
Horses, Arms, Ammunition, Money, and other Provisions
whatsoever, which they, or any of them, shall suspect to
be preparing or carrying for the Making of War against
the Parliament, as aforesaid. And whereas in the Store
House at the City of Winton, in the said County, there
are Six Field Pieces, with double Carriages, Nine Sows
of Lead, Five dry Vats of Match, with Spoons, Ladles,
and Brushes, and Iron Bullets for the Pieces; which said
Pieces and Ammunition aforesaid are belonging to the
said County of Southampton: And whereas it is not convenient for the Use and Service of the said County that
those Pieces and Ammunition aforesaid should remain
and continue in the said Store House: It is therefore
Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That the said
Pieces and Ammunition aforesaid shall be carried and
conveyed into some more convenient Place of the said
County, as the said Deputy Lieutenants, or any Two or
more of them, shall nominate or appoint.
Instructions to Kent Committee.
Instructions to the Committee sent down from the House
of Commons, to the Kentish Assizes.
1. YOU shall, upon your first Arrival, repair to the
Judge's of Assize, and, in the Name of this House,
acquaint him with the Contents of this Order and Instructions you have received from this House: And, in
the Name of this House, to desire him to give you his
best Aid and Assistance, in your Performance of the
Commands of this House.
2. You shall acquaint the Justices of Peace at the
Bench, and the Country there assembled, if you find
Cause, with the Contents of the Order; and let them
know, that, out of this House's tender Care and Affection to the Peace of that County, and this Kingdom,
they have sent you down, with Order and Instructions,
to use all lawful Ways and Means to preserve the said
County, not only in Peace among themselves, but in a
right Understanding of the Proceedings of Parliament;
and do not doubt of your Readiness to comply with the
Desires of this House herein.
3. You shall deliver to the Judge of Assize, an Order
of the Lords and Commons, dated 20° Julii, 1642, concerning the Commissions of Array; and shall do your
best Endeavour, by all Ways and Means, to hinder
any Proceedings that shall be attempted in the Furthering
the same Commission.
And for your better Performance ... the Orders, Instructions and Commands, you herewith receive from this
House, the Sheriff, Justices of Peace, Mayors,... Officers,
are hereby required to be assistant to you in Execution
and Performance of the said Orders and Instructions.