Die Mercurii, 17 Augusti, 1642.
ORDERED, That Mr. Henley's Pistols, stayed
at Staines, be forthwith released.
Recusants Arms, &c.
Ordered, That this Information concerning Monies
and Arms in some Recusants Houses, be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee for the Defence of the
Kingdom; and that the Informants do repair thither, to
give their Information.
Ordered, That the Committee for White-chappel do sit
this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Court.
Capt. Kettleby, &c.
A Letter of the 15th of August, from Bristoll, making
Relation of some suspicious Passages of Captain Kettleby,
and Sir H Stradling, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be carried up to the Lords; and
that they be desired, that the Earl of Warwick may be
written unto, to command the said Captains to come in
and yield to his Commands; and if they shall refuse, to
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Pinner in
the County of Middlesex; setting forth, That whereas
this House did formerly recommend Mr. Philip Goodwyn
to be Lecturer there, to preach every Sunday in the
Afternoon; that the Curate, to elude this Order, does
expound every Afternoon, till Six of Clock:
It is Ordered, That Mr. Goodwyn do preach every
Sunday in the Afternoon, in the said Parish Church of
Pinner; and that he begin his Sermon at Three of
Clock in the Afternoon: And that Mr. Willis, the Curate
of the said Parish, do permit him quietly to exercise his
Ministry there at the said Time, without any Interruption
Proceedings at Portsmouth.
Ordered, That the Letter now read, concerning the
Proceedings at Portsmouth, shall be forthwith printed.
Delinquents in Soap Business.
Ordered, That Mr. Pury do report To-morrow Morning, the Impeachment against the Delinquents in the
Ordered, That the Serjeant do summon all those that
are Bail for any that are Delinquents in the Soap Business, to bring their Persons in.
Order for Bristoll.
Ordered, The like Order be made for Bristoll as was
Bristoll Militia, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis do put in Execution the
Ordinance for Militia in Bristoll; and appoint a Captain
over the Volunteers.
Ordered, That Mr. Sellinger be recommended to the
Lord of Kerry, to be his Lieutenant Colonel; and that
the Lords be moved to join herein.
Instructions. for E. of Pembroke, &c.
The Instructions for the Earl of Pembroke, &c. were
read; and, upon the Question, assented unto, with the
King's Proclamation, &c. from Yorke.
Ordered, That the Letter now read, from divers of the
County of Yorke, and their Propositions, and the Proclamation of his Majesty, Setting up of his Standard, and
the Petition of divers of the Nobility and Gentry of the
County of Yorke, many of them Members of both
Houses, shall be referred to a select Committee; and
that the Lords be moved to join therein: And Mr.
Nicholls is to desire a Conference concerning these Particulars, and for the Drawing of a Declaration against
the said Proclamation.
WHEREAS, upon credible Information, Captain
Ketlesby and Sir Henry Stradling, Commanders of Two
of his Majesty's Ships, the Bonaventure and the Swallowe,
formerly appointed to guard the Coasts of Ireland, have
lately deserted that Charge; whereby they have exposed
his Majesty's good Subjects in that Kingdom to much
Danger in these Times of Rebellion; It is Ordered, by
the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That
the Earl of Warwicke do forthwith take an Account of
the said Captain Ketlesby and Sir Henry Stradling, why
they have deserted their former Charge; and that his
Lordship do dispose of the said Ships, as in his Wisdom
he shall think fit, for the Safety and Defence of this
Kingdom: And, in case the said Commanders do make
Resistance, or refuse to obey his Lordship's Commands,
that he use all Means to compel them thereunto.
Dep. Lieuts, of Kent.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of these
Names following, to be Deputy Lieutenants for the
County of Kent.
Sir Edward Hales Knight and Baronet, Sir John Sydley
Knight and Baronet, Sir Hen. Heyman Knight and Baronet, Sir Hum. Tufton Knight and Baronet, Sir Edw.
Scott Knight of the Bath, Sir Geo. Sandys Knight of the
Bath, Sir Francis Barnham Knight, Sir Edw. Boys
Knight, Sir Tho. Walsingham Knight, Sir Tho. Colepepper
of St. Stephens, Knight, Edwin Sandes Esquire, Richard
Browne Esquire, Sir Henry Vane junior Knight, William
James Esquire, Captain Agustine Skinner Esquire, Sir
John Rivers Baronet, Sir Antho. Weldon Baronet, Sir
John Honywood Baronet, Sir Peter Wroth Knight, John
Boys of Elwington Esquire, Richard Lee of Rochester
Esquire, Jo. Porter Esquire, Edward Monins Esquire,
Sir Thomas Payton Baronet, Sir Michael Levesey, Sir
William Brooke Knight of the Bath, * Blunt Esquire,
Sir Jo. Oxenden Knight, Sir Robert Honeywood of Peit,
Dep. Lieut. of Glocester.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of Jo. Kite
to be Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Glocester.
Sir H. Bruce.
Ordered, That the Committee for Sir H. Bruce be
referred to the Committee for Informations.
Ordered, That the Four Pieces of Ordnance supposed
to be lent, in the Absence of Mr. Moore, a Member of
this House, to the Lady Strange, her Servants or Agents,
from the Dwelling-house of the said Mr. Moore, being
his proper Goods, and lent without his Privity or Consent, shall be restored to the said Mr. Moore.
Instructions for Warwickshire, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of this House for the
Defence of the Kingdom, shall have Power to put in
the Names of such Lord and Deputy Lieutenants to
execute the Instructions of Warwickshire, &c. as they
shall think fit; and to move the Lords to join herein.
Sir Rob. Harley went up herewith; and to desire the
Commissioners of Ireland be made a Committee.
Ordered, That the King's Printer * * * *
Watches at Bridges in Norfolke, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett, Mr. Reynolds, and Mr.
Hinningham, do draw an Order for the Setting of strict
Watches at the several Bridges between Norfolke and
Suffolke, to be looked unto by Sir Jo. Potts and Sir
Defence of Southwarke.
Ordered, by the and Commons, That Houses
for Courts of Guard, and Posts, Bars, and Chains, be
forthwith erected, and set up, in such Places of the
Borough of Southwarke, as shall be thought necessary
and convenient for the Defence and Safe-guarding of
the said Borough; and that a competent Number of the
Train-Band, and Companies of Volunteers, in and belonging to the said Borough, shall, Day and Night, attend
with their Arms, in or near the said Courts of Guard:
Who shall have Power and Authority hereby to apprehend, seize and arrest all suspicious Persons, Ammunition, and Arms, passing through the said Borough, or
any Part thereof, until either of the said Houses of
Parliament be made acquainted therewith, and their
Pleasure be further known concerning the same: And
the Captains and Officers of the said Trained Bands and
Volunteers, and the Persons herein under-named, are
required to take Care, that the Premises be carefully
Stamp, a Delinquent.
Mr. Corbett reports the Business of Stepney, concerning Mr. Stamp, a Justice of Peace.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Stamp shall be forthwith sent
for, as a Delinquent.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Rob. Harley reports, That the Lords agree to the
Power of the Committee for inserting Names to the
Instructions: And as to the other Part of the Message,
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Letter from Secretary Nicholas to Sir John Sackvile,
read, dated 9° Augusti.
Resolved, &c. * * * *
The Question being put, Whether Sir Wm. Uvedall
should be summoned to attend this House, this Day
Fortnight, to make his Account;
|The House was divided.
|Mr. Rigby and
||Tellers for the Yea, 16.
|Mr. Lucas and
||Tellers for the Noe, 43.
Upon Mr. Reynold's Report, That 16 were for the
Yea, and 43 for the Noe; It was
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Uvedall should be summoned to attend this House, this Day Fortnight, and to
make up his Account: And Sir Hen. Mildmy is desired
to give him Notice hereof.
Mr. Corbett reports the Business concerning the Election of Knaresbury.
Resolved, upon the Question, * * * *
Not to print King's Proclamations, &c.
Ordered, That the King's Printer, and all other
Printers, shall be injoined not to print these Proclamations; 1. A Proclamation concerning the present Rebellion; 2. A Proclamation requiring the Aid and Assitance of all his Subjects on the North Side of Trent,
and within Twenty Miles Southward thereof, for the
Suppressing the Rebels now marching against us; and
his Majesty's Message to the House of Commons, dated
the 13th of August 1642; and likewise the Declaration
of the Lords and Commons, with his Majesty's Answer
to that Declaration, now brought from his Majesty by
Warrant to be printed.
Proceedings concerning Bassett, &c.
Ordered, upon the humble Petitions of John Bassett
of Lymehowse, and Rachael Palisher, both committed to
the New Prison by Justice Stampe, that this Business be
referred to Mr. Long, One of his Majesty's Justices of
Peace for the County of Middlesex; to hear the Matter
of their Offences; and to take reasonable Bail of them,
if they be bailable by Law, to make their Appearance
before the House of Commons, when they shall be required to answer their said Offences.
Staying Trunks, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for Informations shall
have Power to receive Examinations concerning the Staying of Trunks, Arms, Money, and Plate; and to give
Order for Discharge of any of them, as they shall think
fit; and to call before them the Parties that attached them
before any Order for Discharge of them; and to report
to the House what they hold not fit to be discharged:
And Sir Rob. Harley, Sir Edw. Hales, Sir Hen. Heyman,
Mr. White, Mr. Oldsworth, Sir Wm. Strictland, Mr.
Darley, Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Blackeston, are added to that
Licence to Adams.
Ordered, That Mr. Adams shall have Licence to go
Soldiers pillaging Houses.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds do carry a Message to
the Lord General, to desire him to take Care, that some
exemplary Punishment be inflicted on the Soldiers that
do pillage the Houses of divers of the King's Subjects in
and about London; and to prevent it for the Time to
come; and to punish those that have pillaged Houses at
Branford, Hammersmith, Barnett, Acton, and Stepney.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants for Essex, Members of this House, do write a Letter to the Justices of
Peace of the County of Essex, to punish such as have or
shall pillage any House of any Inhabitant in that County.
Resolved, &c. That the Election of Sir Wm. Constable,
to serve for a Burgess in this Parliament for the Town of
Knaresborough, is a good Election; and that he ought to
sit as a Member: And that the then Sheriff be required
to amend the Indenture of Return.
Member to be summoned.
Ordered, That Sir Alexander Denton be summoned
forthwith to attend the Service of the House.
Mr. Reynolds, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. * Goodwyn,
Mr. Pury, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir
Henry Vane, Mr. Hill, Sir Peter Wroth, Mr. Whittacre,
This Committee is to consider of such Members of the
House as are absent; and to report to the House the
Names of such Members as are absent, and not in the
Service of the House: And are to meet To-morrow, at
Seven of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Petition of Tho. Alderly be referred
to the Committee for Informations; to consider of a Form
of Submission; and of the Place where he should make
it: And then to be discharged.
Defence of Southwark.
IT is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, That Houses for Courts of Guard, and Posts, Bars,
and Chains, be forthwith erected and set up in such
Places of the Borough of Southwark, as shall be thought
necessary and convenient for the Defence and Safe-guarding of the said Borough: And that a competent Number
of the Trained Band and Companies of Volunteers, in
and belonging to the said Borough, shall Day and Night
attend with their Arms, in or near the said Courts of
Guard; who shall have Power and Authority hereby to
apprehend, seize, and arrest, all suspicious Persons, Ammunition, and Arms, passing through the said Borough,
or any Part thereof, until either of the said Houses of
Parliament be made acquainted therewith, and their
Pleasure be further known concerning the same: And the
Captains and Officers of the said Trained Bands and Volunteers, and the Persons hereunder named, are required
to take Care, that the Premises be carefully performed
For St. Olave's Parish.
George Nash, Richard Canute, Henry Bradley, Richard Walker, Cornelius Cook, George Snelling, Daniel
Mercer, Wm. Hickocks, Wm. Langham.
For St. Saviour's Parish.
Richard Wright, John Humfrey, Wm. Crofts, Joseph
Collier, John Hardwick, Tho. Underhill.
For St. George Parish.
Thomas Hudson, Bartholomew Birkson, * Cradock,
For St. Thomas Parish.
Samuel Lynn, Jo. Matthews, Edmund Austyn.