DIE Jovis, 8 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Writs of Error brought in.
This Day Mr. Justice Rolls brought in these Writs
of Error following:
Gregory & Symes.
Tiror & Williams.
Westwood & Banks.
Cary & Bamfield.
Irons & Rutland.
Oram & Oldfield.
Younge & Bigge.
Perks & Hemings.
Deverell & Neede.
Evans & Gay.
Diminution inter Prentice & Freer.
Ives & Widdmore.
Paynter & Kent.
Stanbury & Tucker.
Wills & Exton.
Williamson & Compton.
Webberley & Lewis.
Andrewes & More.
Billett & Fitzherbert.
Barsey & al. Neede & al.
Craske & Parke.
Certiorari inter Barret & al. & Johnson & al.
Owens & Brett.
Oliver & Whitford.
Wilkinson & Mounson.
Medhurst & Selyard.
Julyan & Egerton.
Bacor & Combes.
Erbury & Felpes.
Dela barre & Spence.
Bone & Duckett.
Barsey &c. & Neede &c.
E. of Winchelsea, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Earl of Winchelsey shall have a
Pass, for himself and Six Servants, to go into Holland.
Letter from L. Admiral.
A Letter from the Lord Admiral was read.
(Here enter it.)
Pardon for Midland Circuit;
A general Pardon for Prisoners condemned last Midland Circuit, was read, and approved of.
and Western D°.
The general Pardon for Prisoners condemned last
Western Circuit, was read, and Agreed to.
A general particular Pardon for Job Trockmorton, was
read, and Agreed to.
Message from the H. C. with a Letter from and to Col. Waite; and with an Order about him.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Lyster; who brought up a Letter sent
from Colonel Waight. (Here enter it.)
2. And an Order of Approbation of what Colonel
Waight hath done. (Here enter it.)
3. A Letter to Colonel Waight, to be signed by the
Speakers of both Houses. (Here enter it.)
The Speaker returned this Answer:
That their Lordships do agree to the Vote and Letter now brought up; and have ordered the said Letter
to be signed by both the Speakers.
Mrs. Mince, to be under the Care of L. Howard.
Upon Information to this House, "That there is a
young Gentlewoman, Mrs. Mince, Daughter
to Sir Mathew Mynce, lately deceased, being a Gentlewoman of Birth and Fortune, is likely to be surprized and made a Prey of by some unworthy Persons:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Care of her be recommended to the
Right Honourable the Lord Howard of Escricke, to
take her into his Custody and Protection, in whose
Hands soever she now is: Provided, That this be no
Prejudice to any Person or Persons who have any Interest by the Appointment of the said Sir Mathew
Mynce her Father, and are in a Capacity to discharge
the said Trust.
Col. Phipps' Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Lieutenant Colonel
Phipps: It is Ordered, To be specially recommended
to the House of Commons.
Col. Row's Protection continued.
Whereas the Protection of this House formerly
granted to Colonel Owen Row was but for Six Months:
It is now Ordered, That the same continue during
the further Pleasure of this House.
Preachers at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Prophett and Mr. Wm. Carter
are appointed to preach before the Lords, the next
Fast, at Martin's Church in the Fields.
E. of Bridgewater and Annesley.
Upon reading the Petition of Arthur Annesley Esquire,
wherein the Earl of Bridgwater is concerned:
It is Ordered, That his Lordship see this Petition,
and is desired to use the best Means he can to give the
Petitioner due Satisfaction.
Letter from the E. of Warwick, that the Ships Companies at Portsmouth are well-affected;-that the Six revolted Ships in The Downs are gone Northwards; -and advising an Indemnity to be offered to the Kentish Gentlemen on board them.
"To the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro
"Since my coming hither, I have used my best
Endeavours to settle in a Firmness to their Duty
the Ships found in these Parts, which I have done
as well as I am able; the several Ships Companies here having engaged themselves to live and
die with me in Defence of the Parliament's Cause.
I have not heard any Thing from The Downes by
Sea since my coming hither; but, by Letters received this Day from London, I hear that the Six
revolted Ships lately at The Downes are gone
Northwards; that some Kentish Gentlemen are aboard them, who were engaged in the late Rebellion; and that some of the Seamen give out, they
will speedily go for Holland; which I conceive it
not improbable the Gentlemen aboard may advise,
and make it their Design to provoke unto, out
of a Despair of their own Indemnity, having opposed to the last. My Lord, I have as yet spoken
but with Four Ships, of whose Firmness to their
Trust I have much Confidence; and so I have
of some others which I shortly expect: Yet, considering the Uncertainty of Affections, and those
Impressions of Discontent which I find upon too
many Spirits, I humbly offer it unto the Wisdom
of the Houses, whether it may not be a great Advantage (to the more speedy and effectual reducing of the revolted Ships) to grant an Indemnity
to those Gentlemen of Kent that are aboard (as
they have been pleased to do to the Seamen), so
as they procure the Ships to be delivered to me,
or such as the Parliament or myself shall appoint;
which, in my own private Opinion, may be of great
Use: And (if it shall be so thought fit by the
Houses, to whose Pleasure I do wholly submit) I do
make it my humble Request accordingly. I shall
add no more, but my faithful Prayers, that the God
of Wisdom and Peace will so conduct and prosper
all your Counsels, that the Result of them may
be a safe and speedy Settlement of the sad Distractions of the Kingdom: To which Issue I doubt
not but the same Power and Goodness that hath
formerly owned and accompanied the Parliament's
Cause will in due Time direct their Resolutions.
And so I rest
Portsmouth, 6 June, 1648.
Letter from Col. Wayte, that he has suppressed an Insurrection in Rutland, Lincolnshire, &c.
"For the Right Honourable William Lenthall
Esquire, Speaker of the Honourable House
of Commons. These.
"I having sudden Intelligence, when I was waiting
upon you, of something working in Rutl. and
the Parts adjacent, not for your Advantage; I did
make it known to you (not having Time to acquaint the House therewith), and desired you to
excuse my Absence; and so repaired into Rutel.
and, as soon as I came there, found my Intelligence
not to be altogether frivolous, which made me desirous to secure the Arms, Magazine, and Guns,
in Burleigh, for the common Safety, though without
Authority from you; which was accordingly done
upon Friday last. Then I repaired Home to my
House in Leicestersheir upon Saturday, hoping all
was pretty safe. Upon Sunday, about Three in the
Afternoon, Intelligence came to me of a sudden
Insurrection of the malignant Party, in Rutl.
Lincolnesheire, Northamptonsheire, and the Parts adjacent to Stamford; and one Hudson, late your Prisoner in The Tower, in the Head of them: So
that I repaired immediately to my Lord Grey; and
then we went both to Leicester, to the Committee,
and there found the like News from Sir Gilbert
Pickering and some of the Committee of Northampton, desiring Help. We was all put to Stand,
knowing how little Strength we had, and less Power.
Yet, rather than the Country should be ruined,
I did resolve, if the Committee of Leicester would
lend me their Horse, which was but Twenty
at Home, I would go forthwith into Rutl. that
Night; which was done: And when I came to Burleigh, about Two of the Clock on Monday Morning,
I met with the Thirty Horse which belongs to
Belvoyre, which did not a little advance your Service; and finding that Stamford Fair was on Thursday, and understanding the Enemy did intend to
recruit both Horse and Men there, I thought that
Expedition was the Life of all; so that, after a little Refreshment of our Horses, and some of my old
Officers and Soldiers come in to me, which made me
near One Hundred, I marched to Stamford, and there
found no Enemy, but had great Alarums of the
Rising of Huntingdonsheir and Cambridgshire. But,
after a little Stay there, I had certain Intelligence
come where the Enemy was; so that I marched immediately towards them, not disputing their Number; fell upon them at Woodcroft, near Peterburrough. I took One Major, Three other Officers,
with Twenty Prisoners, and all the Horse of the
Party, except Four or Five which escaped me;
pursued the rest so hard, that they were forced to
betake themselves to a strong House of my Lord
Fitzwilliams thereby, moated about; and there I
beset them. And opportunely, in the Evening, after
I having been there Three Hours, came in to my
Assistance out of Northamptonsheire Major Boteler, with
about One Hundred Countrymen, which did much
encourage my Men, we being in a malignant Corner,
and enabled us to keep them in the better that
Night. Then I sent to Major Underwood, to Crowland, for One Hundred Foot, which came with much
Expedition the next Day. Then we fell upon the
Rogues, they setting us all at Defiance. But, after
some little Loss, it pleased God to give our Men
such Courage, that they stormed the House; and
there our Men gave no Quarter to the better Sort.
Hudson was killed amongst the rest; and all my
Prisoners I have sent to Northampton, but Two,
which was of our Party lately, and now taken in
this Fight against us; they were condemned in the
Field, by a Council of War: I have suspended the
Execution of them, until I know your Pleasure.
Now all that I have to say is this: Now a Stop is
made to this Design for the present; only humbly
to desire the House, to give these Countries Power
to save themselves. And indeed it is the humble
Request of the Gentlemen of these Countries which
come in to me since. Pray you, Sir, let me beg
your Pardon for those that engaged with me, which
was Voluntiers; and for myself, do what you please
with me. This is all from, Sir,
Caswicke, Junii 6, 1648.
"Your most humble Servant,
"Sir, For the further Relation, I leave it to
be made by the Bearer hereof, which
was a Voluntier in this Business, and
did good Service.
"This Mr. Hudson had Commission from the
King, as it is confessed, to raise Twenty
Regiments of Horse, and Twenty Regiments of Foot.
"I thought fit to send you this inclosed Letter, to let you know the Readiness of
Letter from the Leicester shire Committee to him, offering him Assistance.
"For our Much-respected Friend Colonel Waite,
at Burleigh or elsewhere. These.
"We received a Letter from Captain Hatcher, with
a Note from you to Sir Thomas Trollopp, intimating
your good Success, in the taking of some of Styles's
Men, and besetting of the rest in Woodcroft House:
We are in a very good Posture to assist you, if Occasion be; for the Well-affected of this County came
in very freely, and do willingly engage in the Service; so that our Desire is, you will speedily signify
unto us whether you are of a sufficient Strength to
gain the House; for we are of Opinion, that this
Enemy deserves no other Conditions than to submit
to the Parliament's Mercy, and do desire that you
will not parley with them upon any other Terms.
And if, upon Notice from you, we may be satisfied
what Strength you shall need to reduce them, we
shall take Care that they may be immediately sent to
you. We remain
"Your loving Friends and Servants,
"Pe. Temple. Tho. Grey.
"Fr. Smalley. Fran. Hacker. Wm. Bambrigoe.
"John Swynfen. Jo. Browne. Arth. Staveley.
"Jo. Pratt. Edm. Cradocke."
Approbation of Col. Waite's suppressing Insurrections in Rutland, &c.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons, That they do
approve of the Action of Colonel Thomas Waite, and
(fn. *) those that so freely engaged with him in this good
Service of suppressing the Rising and Insurrection in
Rutlandsheir, Leicestersheir, Northamptonsheire, and those
Parts, and do declare it to be a very good and acceptable Service in him, and the rest that engaged
with him; and that a Letter of Thanks be returned
unto him, and to the Gentlemen that engaged with
him; and that Mr. Ellis do prepare a Letter, to be
signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to him accordingly,
and to encourage him, and to enable him to raise
Forces for the Defence of those Parts."
Letter of Thanks to him and others.
"The Houses have received your Letter; and do
not only approve of this Service done by you and
the rest of the Gentlemen and others with you in
that Action, but have commanded us, in their
Names, to give you and the rest hearty Thanks;
esteeming it a Business of very great Importance and
Concernment to suppress such Insurrections and Rebellions in the Beginnings; and do desire, that if
there shall hereafter any like Insurrections happen,
that you gather such Forces as you can to suppress
them, which will be accounted an acceptable Service.
You will receive Power and Directions from the
General, for the Trial of those Persons mentioned in
your Letter. This is all that we have in Command as
"Your loving Friends."
Ware versus Davenport.
Ordered, That the Cause between Jo. Ware Plaintiff and Edward Davenport Defendant shall be argued,
at this Bar, on the Six and Twentieth of this Instant
June, at Ten of the Clock: The Parties to attend by
Col. Rowes Protector continued.
Whereas, by Order of this House, of the 4th of
March, 1647, the Privilege of Parliament was allowed
to Colonel Owen Rowe and Colonel Francis Rowe, for
Six Months, in respect of the great Arrears due unto
them for Service done to the Parliament, as by the said
It is Ordered, &c. That the said Privilege, so
allowed to them as aforesaid, shall be and continue
during the Pleasure of this House only, and no longer,
any Thing in the said Order notwithstanding.
House adjourned till 10a cras.