DIE Veneris, videlicet, 27 Maii.
The House appointed the Lord Wharton to sit as
Jennings and Sir Philip Vernatti.
Ordered, That the former Order of Mr. Jennings
shall be confirmed; and that the Auditors shall make a
Certificate to this House of the Matters referred to them;
and that a Writ of Ne exeat Regnum shall issue out against
Sir Phil. Vernatti.
The Lord Privy Seal being sick; the Lord Mandevile
reported a late Conference with the House:
Conference reported about the King's Intent to remove the Term to York;
1. That there (fn. *) being Information of the Resolution
of the King to remove the next Term to Yorke, the
House of Commons desires, that some Course may be
taken, to prevent the removing of the Records from
hence to Yorke.
and for a Committee, for Defence of the Kingdom, to meet.
2. They desire that a Committee may be appointed,
to consider of some sit Means for the present Defence
of the Kingdom.
Deputy Lieutenants Warrant to nominate Colonels and Captains, &c.
3. That the House of Commons desires that some
Warrant may be granted from the Parliament, to the
Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex, to nominate Colonels, Captains, and other Officers of the
Trained Bands of that County, and to appoint some
speedy Day for the Trained Bands of Essex, and Surrey,
and Kent, to muster.
No Records to be removed from Westminster to York.
Ordered, That an Order be sent to all the Keepers
of Records, that they shall not remove any Records
from Westm. to Yorke.
Committee to consider of the Peace of the Kingdom.
Lords Committees appointed to meet with a Committee of the House of Commons, to consider of some
sit Means for the present Defence of the Kingdom:
Any Five to meet when and where they please,
Three a Clock post meridiem.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Strode:
Message from the H. C. with the following Letters.
That they have sent up some Letters, which they have
received from Sir Jo. Hotham and others, which they
desire (fn. †) they would read, and send them again, that so
they may take some Advice what is fit to be done thereupon; and to let their Lordships know, that they have
sent for one Beckwith, at Beverly, a Recusant, as a De
linquent, whereby their Lordships may see that the
malignant Party are still working Designs to disturb the
Peace of the Kingdom.
The Letters were read.
A Letter of Sir Jo. Hotham, written to Mr. Hampden:
Sir John Hotham's Letter.
That there was a Design, by Beckwith and others,
to surprize the Town of Hull, 25 May, 1642.
Mr. Beckwith's Letter.
The Copy of Mr. Beckwith's Letter was read.
Mr. Lyndseys, of Hull, his Confession, "That His Majesty had sent to Sheffeld Castle, for Four great Pieces of
Ordnance, to be carried to Yorke.
Mayor of Beverley's Letter.
Next, Mr. Mayor of Beverley's Letter was read, directed to Sir Jo. Hotham.
These Letters were returned presently again.
Mr. Beckwith sent for, as a Delinquent.
Ordered, That Mr. Beckwith shall be sent for, as a
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Tho. Barnyld:
Message from the H. C. for the Colonels and Captains in Norfolk and Essex to appoint their Subalterns;
1. Whereas their Lordships have appointed the
Commissions, under the Hand and Seal of the Earl
of Warwicke, to be directed to such Colonels and
Captains for the Counties of Essex and Northfolke, by
the Deputy Lieutenants; the House of Commons
desires that the Deputy Lieutenants may have Power
to delegate their Power to the Captains, for the choosing of Lieutenants and other inferior Officers, for the
Counties of Essex and Norffolke, in the Absence of the
Earl of Warwicke;" which was Ordered accordingly, provided it be during the Absence of the Earl of
Warwicke, or until he shall give further Direction herein.
and for the Magazines of Essex and Norfolk to be under the Deputy Lieutenants.
2. The House of Commons desires, that whereas
their Lordships have made an Order that the Magazines of all the Counties of England and Dominion of
Wales shall be under the Command of the Lords Lieutenants of the several Counties; the House of Commons desires, that the Magazines for the Counties
of Essex and Norffolke shall be commanded by the
Deputy Lieutenants of the said Counties, in the Absence of the Earl of Warwicke.
Mr. Skipwith's Privilege.
Ordered, That Mr. Skipwith, Servant in Ordinary
to the King, being arrested contrary to the Privilege of
Parliament, shall be forthwith released and discharged.
Knight, for Words against the Parliament, to be proceeded against.
Mr. Justice Reeves acquainted this House, "That he
hath received some Examinations brought to him by
the Mayor of Leycester, concerning Words which
(fn. *) were spoken concerning the Parliament, by one
Knight, a Taylor, who is now in the Gaol at Leycester.
Ordered, That he be proceeded against according to
Message to the H. C. that the Records shall not be removed to York;
A Message was sent down to the House of Commons,
by Sir Edw. Leech and Doctor Ayliff:
1. To let the House of Commons know, that their
Lordships have Ordered, That the Records shall not
be removed to Yorke.
and for the Committees to meet about the Defence of the Kingdom.
2. That their Lordships have appointed a Committee
of Twelve, to join with a proportionable Number of
the House of Commons, to consider of some fit Means
for the present Defence of the Kingdom; and have appointed this Afternoon, at Three a Clock, in the Painted
And that this House agrees to the Third Part of the
Ordinances for raising Men for Ireland.
The Two Ordinances were read, for the raising of
Soldiers for the Affairs of Ireland; for Land-men to
be carried in the Ships of the Sea Adventurers.
Committee concerning them.
These Lords were appointed to consider of these Two
Ordinances, and to report their Opinions to this House:
Any Three to meet this Afternoon, at Three a
Phillips's Account of several Persons whom be served with Warrants to attend here.
Robert Phillips, a Messenger, upon Oath, gave the
House an Account of such Persons as he served with
the Order of this House at Yorke and in Yorkeshire, as
The Names of such Knights and Gentlemen sent
for to be summoned by Order of this House, dated
the 25th of April, 1642. And accordingly they were
summoned, as followeth:
Sir Francis Wortley, Knight; he served him in
Person, and he shewed a Warrant under the King's
Sir Wm. Wentworth; left an Order at his House.
Sir Jo. Gibson; was served, and shewed him the
Sir Tho. Mettam; an Order left at his House.
Sir Ric. Hutton, Knight; shewed him the King's
Sir Paul Neale; an Order left at his House.
Mr. Bryan Palmes; shewed him the King's Warrant.
Mr. George Butler; was summoned by an Order
||an Order left for them.|
Captain Frankland; shewed him the King's Warrant.
These were summoned at their Houses at Lincolne, Yorkeshire, and Rutland. All the Warrants were dated the 28th of April; a true
Copy whereof is as followeth:
The King's Warrant to them, to remain in the Country.
We strictly charge and command you, Ric. Hutton, Knight, upon your Allegiance, and Pain of Our
heavy Displeasure, not to go or remove out of this
County, upon any Occasion or Command whatsoever, but stay and abide therein, for to attend Our
Service, as We shall direct. And hereby We likewise charge all Our Subjects and Officers, of what
Quality soever, to forbear arresting and attaching you
Richard Hutton, as they tender Our Royal Command,
and at their Peril.
Dated at Our Court at Yorke, the 28th of April,
Lords gone to York without Leave of the House, under Censure.
This House took into Consideration what Course is
fit to be taken with those Lords that are gone lately to
Yorke without Leave of this House, since the Order was
made to the contrary: Those Lords that being sent
for, and have refused to come, that they do lie under the
Censure of this House for the same.
Lords and other Persons at York to be sent for.
Ordered, That the Lords that are gone to Yorke,
or other Places, contrary to the Order of this House,
and likewise the Persons this Day mentioned by the Messenger, shall be sent for, and taken into Custody, to
answer their Contempt done to this House; and in case
they refuse to come, then this House will give Judgement against them for the same Offence.
||To take an Account of these Lords Names that are gone without Leave of this House; and shall have Power to send a Messenger to the Lords Houses, to know whither they are gone.|
The Messengers return this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons have appointed a Committee to meet with their Lordships Committee, at Three
a Clock this Afternoon.
Message from the H. C. with Instructions to the Committees at Hull and Lincoln.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Pierpointe:
The House of Commons desires their Lordships Concurrence in some Instructions to be sent into Lincolneshire, and the Committees at Hull.
The Instructions were read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
(Here enter them.)
Ordered, That the House will take these Instructions
into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Answer to the H. C.
The Messengers were called in, and told, "That
their Lordships will take the Instructions into speedy
Consideration, and send down an Answer by Messengers of their own. In the mean Time, some of
the Committees may go down before, and the Instructions shall be sent down after them.
E. of Bristol complains of a Speech printed in his Name.
The Earl of Bristoll complained of a Speech which
is printed in his Name, that he should speak in this
House the 20th of May; and his Lordship desired
Leave of the House, "That he might have Liberty to
find out the Printer, and how it comes about to be
printed in his Name, which he does not own; and that
he might have an Order of this House to assist him if
there be Need.
Instructions for Sir Edward Ascough, Sir Christopher Wray, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir John Wray,
Sir William Armyn, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Broxam,
Committees of the House of Commons assembled in Parliament, or any Three of them.
Instructions for the Committees in Lincolnshire and Hull.
1. You shall, in the Name of us the Lords and
Commons, declare and publish unto the Sheriff of the
County of Lincolne, the Knights, Gentlemen, and
other His Majesty's Subjects in that County, That
Sir John Hotham was by us commanded to secure
the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and the Magazine
there, for His Majesty's Service, and the Peace of the
Kingdom, which otherwise would have been much
endangered; and that, upon the same Reason, what
hath since been there done by him hath been necessary, in Pursuance of those Directions, and is by us
avowed and approved of, as warranted by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament.
2. You shall further take Care, that such Resolutions and Orders of both Houses, as have been, or
shall be, sent down, be put in Execution; and shall
require the Sheriff, Justices of Peace, and all other
His Majesty's Officers and loving Subjects, to be
aiding and assisting unto you for that Purpose.
3. You shall take Care, that no Forces be raised,
for the forcing of the Town of Hull, or otherwise to
disturb the Peace of the Kingdom; and in case any
be raised, you shall require the Sheriff, in the Name
of both Houses, to command them to disperse themselves; and, if they refuse so to do, that then the
Sheriff, by the same Authority, forthwith raise the
Power of the County, for the suppressing of them;
and you shall likewise, by the same Authority, require the Lord Lieutenant, appointed by the Ordinance of Parliament, and in his Absence the Deputy Lieutenants, to draw together the Trained
Bands, for the Assistance of the Sheriff in so doing.
4. Because it is not improbable that, under Pretence of raising a Guard for His Majesty's Person,
the Knights, Gentlemen, Freeholders, and others of
the Inhabitants, may be drawn together in the County of Lincolne, as we hear they have been in other
Places; you shall declare unto them, and all others,
That it hath ever been, and still shall be, the chief
Care and Endeavour of the Parliament, to provide
for His Majesty's Safety; and that they do not know
of any Evil intended unto His Royal Person, which
should move Him to take such a Course; that His
greatest Safety is in the Affection, Duty, and faithful
Advice, of His Parliament, and the greatest Danger
in this withdrawing himself from them, and proceeding in Ways contrary unto them; so as the disaffected and malignant Party, under Colour of this
Service, go about to raise a Faction and a Party
against the Parliament, which at last may break out
into open Rebellion, to the Destruction of King and
People, if it be not (through the Blessing of God)
prevented by the Wisdom and Authority of Parliament.
5. That, in case there be a Necessity of raising the
Forces of the County, for the suppressing of any Insurrection, and keeping the Peace, you shall require Sir John Hotham to deliver out such Proportion of Arms and Ammunition, out of the Magazine there, as shall be necessary for that Service;
and you shall publish and declare, That the Parliament holds it lawful and necessary to dispose of
the Public Magazines of the Kingdom for the Defence of the Kingdom, as likewise for the Suppression of the Rebellion in Ireland, which doth so
much concern the Safety of this Kingdom; but
that it is their Intention and Resolution to store
them again, as holding it fit such a Proportion
should still be in Readiness, upon all Occasions,
for the Service of the King, and Defence of the
6. You shall endeavour to clear the Proceedings
of Parliament from all Imputation and Aspersions;
and shall, from Time to Time, certify us of all
Things you conceive necessary for the present Service:
And that we may have a speedy Account of it, and
our Directions to you as well as your Advertisements
to us may have a clear and a ready Passage, you shall
lay a strict Charge upon all Post-masters, that they
do not suffer any Letters, or other Dispatches, to or
from the Parliament, to be intercepted, or stayed
and, if any shall presume to make such Stay of those
Dispatches, you shall direct the Post-masters to repair to the Justices of Peace, Constables, and all
other Officers, for their Aid and Assistance, who are
hereby required to take special Care there may be no
7. Those of you that are Committees for Hull
shall repair thither as often as you shall see it needful, for the Preservation of that Town.
8. You shall be careful to require the Lord Willoughby
(fn. *) of Parham, Lord Lieutenant of that County,
to send such Numbers of the Trained Bands, and
others, for the Safeguard of that Town of Hull, as
you shall conceive to be needful, according to the
Order made by both Houses in that Behalf.
9. You shall take the best Courses that may be,
that all needful Provisions be sent, for the Supply of
the Market at Hull, as is usual, without any Stop or
Interruption, by Water or Land.
10. If you shall find any disaffected Persons raising
any Parties or Factions against the Parliament, or
spreading any Scandals or Aspersions upon their Proceedings, like to disturb the Peace of the Kingdom; you shall cause all such Persons, upon good
Proof of their Misdemeanors, to be arrested, and sent
up to answer their Offences, as to Law and Justice
11. You shall observe and execute all such further Directions and Instructions as you shall from
Time to Time receive from both Houses of Parliament.
12. Whereas it doth appear to the Lords and
Commons, that the King, seduced by wicked Counsel,
intends to make War against the Parliament; therefore, if any Person whatsoever shall endeavour to levy
any Soldiers, or to draw together any of the Trained
Bands, by Colour or Pretence of any Commissions
from His Majesty, under the Great Seal or otherwise,
you shall require a Copy of such Warrant and Command; and you shall, in the Name and by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament, require such
Persons to forbear the Execution of any such;
and you shall command and require all His Majesty's Subjects to forbear to obey any such Command,
till you shall have sent up the Copy to the Parliament, and receive further Directions from the Lords
and Commons therein: It is Ordered, by the
Commons in Parliament, That Francis Lord Willowby
of Parham, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Lincolne,
shall be careful, from Time to Time, to supply and
relieve the Town of Hull; and that upon any Letter
or Request made unto him by Sir John Hotham,
Knight and Baronet, or any Four of the Committee
of both Houses there residing.
Whereas, by Order of the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, made the 28th Day of April last, the
Earl of Stamford, the Lord Willoughby of Parham,
Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Christopher Wray, Sir
Samuell Offeild, and Mr. Hatcher, were appointed
to repair to the County of Lincolne, and from thence
to Kingston upon Hull, and, if there should be Occasion, to any other Part of Yorkeshire, for the Performance of certain Instructions therein expressed,
as by the Order and Instructions thereunto annexed
doth and may appear: It is this Day Ordered, That
the former Order abovementioned shall still continue
in Force; and that Sir William Strickland, Mr.
Alured, Mr. John Hotham, Mr. Peregryn Pelham, and
Mr. Wharton, shall be added to the former Committee: And the said Earl of Stamford, the Lord
Willoughby of Parham, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir
Cristopher Wray, Sir Samuell Owfeild, Mr. Hatcher,
Sir William Strickland, Mr. Allured, Mr. Peregryn
Pelham, Mr. Wharton, and Mr. John Hotham, or any
Four of them, shall have full Power to put the said
forementioned Order and Instructions in Execution;
as likewise the Instructions underwritten, and all other
Instructions which they shall hereafter receive from
both Houses of Parliament.
They shall assist Sir John Hotham, Knight and
Baronet, Governor of Hull, with their best Counsel
and Advice, and by all other Means, in the safe keeping of that Town, for the Security of the King and
Kingdom, in such Manner as shall be requisite.
They shall take Care to write to the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolneshire, to send into Hull, for the better Defence thereof, such further Supplies of Trained
Bands, and others, as they find needful for the Preservation of the Town.
They shall be careful that the Remainder of the
Magazine, thought fit to be stayed there for the Defence of that Town, be preserved from Wastes and
Embezzling; and that a perfect Account shall be
kept, of whatsoever Arms, Powder, or Ammunition,
shall be taken out by Warrant from the Governor,
and how the same is employed.
If the Ships laden with the Magazine be not gone,
you are to hasten them as much as may be; and you
shall require the Captains of the other Two Ships
appointed for the better Security of Hull to remain
there, and diligently to attend their Charge; and you
shall let those Captains know, as likewise the other
Officers and the Company of the said Ships, how
well their Readiness, in this Service of the King and
Kingdom, is taken by both Houses of Parliament;
and you shall give them therein all due and fit Encouragement.
Whereas there was heretofore an Order made, that
Five Hundred Arms, Half of them Pikes and Corslets, and the other Half Muskets, borrowed of the
County of Lincolne, and employed in His Majesty's
Service at Barwick, should be restored out of the
Magazine at Hull, according to His Majesty's Promise and Direction in that Behalf:
You shall desire Sir John Hotham to give present
Order, That the like Number of Arms, that is, Two
Hundred and Fifty Pikes and Corslets, and Two
Hundred and Fifty Muskets, with Swords, and all
other Furniture appertaining to so many Pikes, Corslets, and Muskets, shall forthwith be delivered to
such Person or Persons as shall be appointed by the
Lord Lieutenant of the County of Lincolne, or any
Two of the Deputy Lieutenants.
Quarta post meridiem.
Lord Wharton was appointed to sit Speaker this
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Waller:
Message from the H. C. about the Committee for the Peace of the Kingdom.
To desire that the Power of the Committee appointed
this Morning may be enlarged, and take into Consideration all Things that may tend to procure and preserve the Peace of the Kingdom, and how to prevent a
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to this enlarged Power to the
Committee that (fn. *) they first desired.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the
Lords Committees went to meet the Committee of the
House of Commons.
Justice Crawley Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Justice Crawley hath Leave to be absent until Wednesday next.