DIE Sabbati, 20 Augusti.
Lord Kymbolton, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords Concurrence in Two Orders.
A Message was brought from the Commons, by Sir
Robt. Harley and others:
That the Commons desired the Lords Concurrence in
1. For the Indemnity of some Members of the House
of Commons, for staying of Plate. (Here enter it.)
2. For a Guard in Southwarke. (Here enter it.)
And that Fran. Russell, Esquire, shall be a Deputy
Lieutenant for the County of Cambridge.
The Messengers were called in, and told, "That
the Lords agreed with them in the Two Orders, and
for Mr. Russell's being Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire."
Farding, Earl of Nottingham's Servant, released.
Upon the reading of a Certificate of Mr. Baron
Trevor, the Lords do Order, That Mr. Farding, a Servant of the Earl of Nottingham, shall be released, upon
his paying of his Debt, and Satisfaction
for his Hurt and Maiming done him by the said Farding.
Lord Lieutenant of Monmouth to disarm the Earl of Worcester, and other Recusants.
"1. Ordered, &c. by the Lords and
in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Lieutenant
or Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Monmouth
shall have Power to disarm the Earl of Wigorn, and
his Son the Lord Herbert, and all other Papists, or
suspected Persons whose Wives and Children are
Papists, within the said County of Monmouth.
Order to disarm Papists.
"2. Ordered, by the Lords and in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Lieutenants and
Deputy Lieutenants, within the several Counties of
this Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales,
shall have Power to disarm all Papists, or suspected
Persons whose Wives and Children are Papists, and
all other Persons who have shewed their Disaffection
to the Proceedings of Parliament."
Both which Orders, being read, were approved of
by the House.
"Sabbati, 20 Augusti, 1642.
Order for Indemnity to Oliver Cromwell and Valentine Wanton, for staying Plate going from Cambridge to the King.
(fn. *) "Whereas Oliver Crumwell and Valentine Wanton,
Esquires, both Members of the House of Commons
in Parliament, being enabled, by Authority of Parliament, to make Stay of all such Plate, belonging to
any the Colleges in the University of Cambridge, as
should be endeavoured to be carried to His Majesty,
for or towards the Maintenance of a War against
the Parliament, and to call all His Majesty's loving
Subjects to be aiding, assisting, and obedient to them
therein, did accordingly, by the Aid and Assistance
of divers Inhabitants and well-affected Persons, of
and in the Counties of Huntington and Cambridge,
and elsewhere, being by the Authority aforesaid
called thereunto, make Stay of some Part, and hinder
other Part, of the said Plate, as the same was going
towards His Majesty to Yorke, to the Use and Purpose aforesaid: Be it therefore Declared, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That
the said Oliver Crumwell and Valentyne Wanton, and
all and every other Person and Persons whatsoever,
who have been aiding or assisting to them, or either
of them, in the Premises, by Horse, Arms, or otherwise, have therein done good and acceptable Service
to the Commonwealth: And be it further Ordered,
That they, and every of them, and all and every Person and Persons who have been employed in the
said Service, as for or in respect of their so doing,
shall be protected, and saved harmless, by the Authority and Power of both Houses of Parliament; and
that it shall and may be lawful for them, and every
of them, in case they shall be arrested, attached, or
any Way molested, or endeavoured to be arrested,
attached, or any Way molested, for or touching the
Premises, to make Rescue or Resistance, and to require all Sheriffs, Justices of Peace, Mayors, Bailiffs,
and other Officers and Persons, to be aiding and
assisting to them therein; and they, the said Officers,
and all other Persons, are hereby required and enjoined to be aiding and assisting to them, and every
of them, accordingly."
"Sabbati, 20 Augusti, 1642.
Order for Courts of Guard, &c. in Southwark.
(fn. *) "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 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 Trained Band, and Companies of Voluntiers, 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 Voluntiers, and the Persons
hereunder named, are required to take Care that the
Premises be carefully performed accordingly:
"For St. Olave's Parish,
|"For St. Savior's Parish,
|"For St. George's Parish,
. . . . Cradock,
|"For St. Thom. Parish,
"Resolved, &c. That the Lords be moved to join
herein; and that the like Order be granted for the
County of Midd. and the City and Suburbs of
Adjourn, 3a post meridiem.
Lord Wharton Speaker.
Lord General demands the Keys of the Office of Ordnance;
The House was informed, "That Mr. March, one
of the Officers of the Ordnance, was required, from
the Earl of Essex, Lord General, to deliver the Keys
of the Office of the Ordnance, that Ammunition might
be had there, for the present Service of the King,
Kingdom, and Parliament; who thereupon petitioned
the said Lord General as followeth: videlicet,
March's Petition to him to be released.
"To the Right Honourable Robert Earl of Essex
"The humble Petition of Richard March,
Keeper of His Majesty's Stores;
"That your Lordship's Petitioner, having this present Day received a Warrant from your Excellency,
for the delivering up of the Keys of the Stores of
Arms remaining in his Custody, doth, in all Humbleness, profess his Willingness to obey your Lordship's
Commands; but, for your Lordship's better Satisfaction herein, humbly prays that your Lordship
would be pleased to take into your honourable Consideration the Petition annexed, prepared by the Petitioner and other the Officers of the Ordnance, for
their Enlargement, wherein the Petitioner and they
become humble Suitors for your Lordship's honourable Favour.
"And the Petitioner shall pray for your
"A Petition of other Officers of the Ordnance, to
the Lords in Parliament, to the same Effect:
Other Officers of the Ordnance Petition the Lords for their Releasement.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Peers
now assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Captain Francis Conningsby, Richard March, and Edward Sherburne, Officers of His Majesty's Ordnance;
"That whereas your Lordships Petitioners have
been divers Days under Restraint, by your Lordships
Commands, for not giving Consent to the issuing of
some Munition in their Custody; the Petitioners
humbly pray, that your Lordships will be pleased to
take into Consideration:
"1. That they are strictly bound, by the Duty of their
Place, not to dispose of the Munition in their Custody,
contrary to His Majesty's Pleasure.
"2. That, before the Petitioners received any Command from the Right Honourable the Earl of Essex
his Excellency, for the Delivery of the Munition in
the Warrant expressed, the Petitioners received strict
Command, under His Majesty's Sign Manual, not to
issue out any Munition without express Warrant from
"3. That the Petitioners have, these Four Years
and Half, been unpaid the Fees and Allowances belonging to their Places.
"Therefore, their humble Suit is, that, in regard
the giving of their Consent to your Lordship's
Commands in this Particular would not only
be a great Breach of Trust in them, but tend
to their Undoing, that your Lordships would
be honourably pleased to accept of their
Willingness and Chearfulness to obey your
Lordships Commands, so far as may stand
with their own Integrity and Safety; and that
your Lordships would be pleased to release
them of their present Restraint, whereby
they are put to great Charge, and suffer much
in their own private Occasions.
"And the Petitioners shall pray for your
Officers of the Ordnance to deliver the Keys of the Arms, &c. to the Order of the Committee of Safety.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That the Officers of the Ordnance in The Tower of London shall forthwith, upon
Sight of this Order, deliver the Keys of the Office
of the Ordnance, Arms, Ammunition, and Stores
there, to such as the Committee for the Defence of
the Kingdom shall appoint to receive them; or else
that the Doors of the said Office shall be forthwith
broken up, and the Charge and Keeping of the said
Arms shall be committed into the Hands of such as
the said Committees shall think fit; who shall take Inventories of the same, to the Intent that a true Accompt may be taken of the said Arms, to the Use of
His Majesty, the Parliament, and the Kingdom."
Declaration to the King's Answer.
A Part of the Declaration of the Lords and Commons to the King's Answer was read.
Message from the H. C. with a Declaration concerning Disturbances in Yorkshire.
A Message from the Commons, by Sir Phill. Stapleton
That the House of Commons, having considered of a
Letter lately sent out of Yorkshire, and what Violences
have been committed in those Parts by some ill-affected
Persons, who endeavour the Disturbance of the Peace of
the Kingdom, have thought fit to draw up a Declaration
concerning the same, which the House of Commons
desire the Lords to concur with them therein:
1. The Declaration touching Yorkeshire. (Here enter it.)
To be printed;
Ordered, To be printed and published.
and with Orders, &c. for Concurrence.
2. The House of Commons desire the Lords to agree
with them, that these after-named may be Deputy Lieutenants for Wigornshire:
Tho. Greenes, Esquire.
John Kyte, Esquire.
Willm. Jeffereyes, Esquire.
3. Ordinance for Colebrooke, read. (Here enter it.)
4. Instructions, Berks.
To be compared with others, formerly sent, by the
Answer to the H. C.
The Messengers were called in; and told, "That the
Lords agree with them in the Declaration, the Deputy
Lieutenants, and the Ordinance; and touching the
Instructions, they (fn. *) will return them an Answer, by
Messengers of their own."
"Die Sabbati, 20 Augusti, 1642.
Order for Indemnity for Colebrooke, &c. Voluntiers.
"Whereas divers well-affected Persons of the Town
of Colebrooke, in the County of Buckingham, and many
others of other Parishes, within the Hundreds of
Chilterne, have of themselves, as Voluntiers, under the
Leading of Thomas Bullstrode, Esquire, exercised themselves in the Use of their Arms, by peaceable training and marching in the Fields near the said Town,
the better to enable and prepare themselves for the
Service and Defence of His Majesty and the Kingdom, when they shall be lawfully called thereunto:
The Lords and Commons, taking the same into Consideration, do Order, That the said Persons shall have
the Authority of both Houses of Parliament, for their
Security and Indemnity, for their said Training and
Exercising already past; and do further Ordain, That
all such Inhabitants of the said Town, and others,
within the said Hundreds of Chelterne, in the County
aforesaid, and Liberties thereof, as shall desire and
willingly submit to be trained and exercised in the
Use of their Arms, may, from Time to Time hereafter, in a peaceable and orderly Way, under the
Leading of the said Thomas Bullstrode, assemble themselves in Companies, to train and learn and exercise
themselves in the Use of their Arms, and Order of
of Marching, at such convenient Times, and in such
Places in the said Town and Hundreds of Chilterne
aforesaid, and Liberties thereof, as shall be by them
thought fit for that Purpose, until other Order shall
be herein taken by both Houses of Parliament; and
that they shall be saved harmless for so doing, by
the Authority of both Houses of Parliament; and
that the Justices of the Peace, and other Officers, of
and within the said Town and Hundreds, and all
others that shall encourage and assist the said Persons
in their Training and Exercising aforesaid, shall be
held, by both Houses of Parliament, to do a very
acceptable Service therein, and shall have the Authority of both Houses of Parliament for their Indemnity in so doing; and the Justices of Peace, and
others His Majesty's Officers whatsoever, in or about
the said Town of Colebrooke, are hereby required
to take special Care, for the safe guarding of the
said Town, and preserving the Magazine therein;
and the said Thomas Bullstrode, and the said Voluntiers, to be aiding and assisting unto them therein
upon all Occasions."
"A Declaration of the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, with some Propositions to the
Knights, Gentlemen, and other Inhabitants of
Yorkeshire, and the other Northern Counties.
Declaration concerning the Disturbances in Yorkshire.
"We, the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, have perused, and seriously considered, a
Letter sent from many of the principal Knights,
Gentlemen, and other Inhabitants, of the County of
Yorke, directed to a Worthy Knight of that County,
being a Member of the House of Commons, and
intended for Information of both Houses of Parliament, concerning His Majesty's Purpose of raising His
Standard at Nottingham, the present State of the
Northern Parts, and the growing Mischiefs and Miseries like to overwhelm the whole Kingdom, by the
great Oppressions exercised upon His Majesty's Subjects there, and other unlawful and dangerous Counsels and Proceedings of those who, under Pretence
of His Majesty's Service, are laying the Foundation
of an arbitrary and tyrannical Government, or rather
Confusion and Dissolution, not only in those Parts,
but in the whole Kingdom: Upon which and other
Informations and Discoveries, we think fit to publish and declare some few Observations, whereby the
good Subjects of this Kingdom may better discern
their own Danger, and be stirred up with more Earnestness to assist us in the Maintenance of Religion,
and of the Common Justice and Liberty of the Kingdom, which seems to be in no less Hazard than if we
had an Army of the Irish Rebels in the Bowels of
"The First Observation is this: That now it plainly
appears to the World, that there was good Ground
of those Fears and Jealousies, so often expressed by
both Houses, that His Majesty intended to make War
against His Parliament; and that the many Oaths,
Protestations, and Execrations, published in His Majesty's Name, disclaiming any such Purpose of War,
were nothing but the Devices of those wicked Counsellors about Him, that, under such Disguises, and
Pretensions of Peace, they might more closely arm
and prepare themselves for War, and by Violence to
suppress the Parliament, and to make Way for the
Accomplishment of their own Designs, for the Alteration of Religion and the Government of the
"The Second: That this War is said to be for the
Defence of the Protestant Religion; and yet the
most diligent Assistants and Promoters of it are Papists,
and that corrupt and superstitious Part of the Clergy
that were running towards Popery, wherein the
Papists are so servent, that they not only send in
Horse and Arms, but, the better to qualify their
Persons for this present Service, many (heretofore
constant Recusants) do now resort to Church, and
take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance; and
with what Affections they look upon the Reformed
Religion, is evident in the Speeches of those who
robbed Mr. Marwood's House, calling his Wife Protestant Whore, and Puritan, when being a very
virtuous Gentlewoman, and of good Quality; only
the Hatred of Religion was it which provoked them
to such ignominious Language, which by these
Popish Cavaliers is persecuted under the Name of
Roundhead, as it hath been by the Prelatical Clergy
under the Name of Puritan.
"A Third: That Arms are taken from the honest
Gentlemen, Yeomen, and Townsmen, and put into
the Hands of such desperate Persons as cannot live
but by Rapine and Spoil.
"A Fourth: That, notwithstanding all the Vows
and Protestations to govern by Law, which have been
dispersed throughout the Kingdom to blind and deceive the People, the most mischievous Principles of
Tyranny are practised that ever were invented, (fn. *) there
by to disarm the middle Sort of People, who are the
Body of the Kingdom, and to maintain Soldiers by
forced Contribution, to create a Provincial Government in the North, clearly against the Common Law,
and the Judgement given in this Parliament for taking
away the Court at Yorke; that the Contrivers and
Instruments of these Mischiefs, for their better
strengthening in these Designs, are about to join themselves in an Association with other Counties; that Directions are given, that such as shall oppose or not join
with them shall be violently plundered and pillaged.
"For the Prevention of these growing Evils and Mischiefs, the Lords and Commons do Declare:
"That all well-affected and good Subjects, who shall
be plundered, pillaged, and suffer in their Estates, by
any of the Cavaliers, or other Forces raised without
Consent of Parliament, shall have full Reparation of
their Damages, out of the Estates of those who have
been Actors and Counsellors in such Violences, as likewise out of the Estates of all such Persons, in any
Part of the Kingdom whatsoever, who have withdrawn themselves to Yorke, and shall persist to serve
the King in this War against the Parliament, by any
Subscription, Contribution, or otherwise have given
Assistance and Countenance to (fn. *) the Maintenance
"That it shall be lawful for any Number of Persons
to join together, and to defend themselves and others
from Rapine and Force; and the Earl of Essex, Lord
General of the Forces raised by the Lords and Commons, for Defence of Religion and Liberty, and for
Protection of the oppressed Subjects of this Kingdom,
and Lieutenant of the County of Yorke, is desired to
grant such Commissions, for levying, leading, and conducting of Forces in the Northern Parts, as shall be
thought requisite by his Excellency; and Sir John
Hotham, Governor of Hull, is required to give all
Kind of Assistance, by the Garrison of the Town,
and by furnishing them with such Powder, Arms,
and other Ammunition, as he can spare: And for the
better enabling of them in this their necessary Defence, it is Resolved, That further Supplies of Arms
shall be sent thither as speedily as may be.
"That the Sheriff of the County of Yorke, and the
Sheriffs of the adjoining Counties, and all Lieutenants,
Deputy Lieutenants, all Mayors, Justices of the Peace,
and others His Majesty's Officers and loving Subjects,
be aiding and assisting to them, in Defence of His
Majesty's Subjects from all Oppression and Violence,
with the Power of the Counties, and Trained Bands.
"That it shall be lawful for any of His Majesty's
Subjects to disarm all Popish Recusants, and to seize
upon the Persons of all such as shall execute the
illegal Commission of Array, or shall be Actors and
Assistants in any of the aforementioned Oppressions
and Violences, or shall furnish any Horse, Arms,
Money, or other Aid or Contribution, for the Maintenance of this unnatural War, raised by His Majesty
against His Parliament; and to seize upon their
Horses, Arms, Money, and other Provisions, whereby
they might be enabled to disturb the Peace of the
Message to the H. C. for their Concurrence in the following Orders.
Sir Robt. Rich and Mr. Page, Two of the Masters
of the Chancery, were sent to the Commons, to desire
their Concurrence with the Lords in these Orders:
1. An Order to disarm the Earl of Wigorn, and the
Lord Herbert his Son.
2. An Order that the Lords Lieutenants and Deputy
Lieutenants shall disarm all the Papists, &c. in England
3. An Order, with some Amendments, for the sending of Fifteen Thousand Pounds to Carefargus, being
returned to the H. C.
4. An Order concerning the Office (fn. *) of Ordnance in
The Tower of London.
Adjourn, Monday next, at 10a mane.