DIE Jovis, videlicet, 22 die Septembris.
The Lord Grey was appointed to be Speaker
Message from the H. C. with Instructions for a Standing Committee of Assistance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Pym; which consisted of many Particulars: videlicet,
1. To desire Concurrence in a Draught of Instructions,
for the settling of a Standing Committee of Assistance,
Members of both Houses, in the Army; and the House
of Commons desires that a proportionable Number of
Lords may be appointed.
The said Instructions were read. (Here enter them.)
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in these Instructions.
And the House appointed Twelve Lords following to
be Committees: videlicet,
E. of Essex Lord General of the Army.
|L. Willoughby of Parham.
L. St. Johns.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in the Instructions now brought up; and that this
House hath appointed a Committee (fn. *) of Twelve Lords.
Fanshaw, Deputy Auditor of the Dutchy, a Pass.
Ordered, That John Fanshaw, Esquire, Auditor of
His Majesty's Revenue of the Dutchy for the North
Parts, shall have a Warrant from this House, for his
safe Passage into the North, without Searching or Molestation, being now going to attend the Business of His
Majesty's Revenue there; and the Warrant to be granted
him, or to his Deputies, and to be for his going and
The Lord Capell's Letter was read. (Here enter it.)
Lord Capell's Estate to be sequestered.
Ordered, That a Conference be with the House of
Commons, to consider of some Course for the sequestering of the whole Estate of the Lord Capell, that so
the Rents may not be employed against the Parliament.
Order for Lynn.
Next, an Order for Lyn was read, for the securing
that Town. (Here enter it.)
Duty on Goods to be applied to destroying Pirates.
Next, was read an Order to settle Captain Manwaring, of London, to receive the Duty upon Merchants
Goods, for the destroying of Turkish Pirates. (Here
Sir Nevill Poole's Letter was read. (Here enter it.)
A Letter, written to the Earl of Bristoll. (Here enter
A Copy of a Letter, written by Sir George Strode, to
one Mr. Edw. Bisse, Esquire. (Here enter it.)
Sir G. Strode to be brought in.
It was desired by Mr. Pym, "That Sir George Strode
continuing his Malignity, that he may be called in,
according to his Bail."
Ordered, That Sir George Strode's Bail shall have
Notice to bring in Sir George Strode, according to his
Next, (fn. *) [was read] the Examination of Wm. Bushell,
taken before Sir Nevill Poole. (Here enter it.)
Petition of the Derby Miners to the King, and His Answer.
Next, was read the Petition of the poor distressed
Miners, in the County of Derby, to His Majesty, with
His Majesty's Answer thereunto. (Here enter it.)
Answer from the H. C. about the Ld. General's Instructions;
The Messengers return this Answer from the House
and about Gilmore, Savage, and Ley.
That they do agree with this House, in adding the
Names of those Persons, in the Instructions to the Lord
General, that are to be excepted. And concerning the
Three Prisoners, as Gilmore, Savage, and Ley, (fn. †) they
have Cause enough against them to detain them longer
in Prison, and they intend to provide some Maintenance
L. Dunsmore's House in Surry to be secured from plundering.
Ordered, That an Order shall be issued forth, to
the Deputy Lieutenants, Sheriff, and Justices of Peace,
Constables, and all other His Majesty's Officers, of the
County of Surrey, to secure the House of the Lord
Dunsemore, in Surrey, from plundering and pillaging.
Mr. Freak, and Family, Leave to go to Holland.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Freake and his Wife
with Two Servants, shall have Leave to go for Holland.
Lady Hastings versus Mr. Poulton.
Ordered, That the Cause of the Lady Hastings,
against Mr. Poulton, shall be heard To-morrow peremptorily.
Countess Newport to fetch Furniture from The Tower.
Ordered, That the Countess of Newport shall have
Liberty to fetch Furniture for Two Rooms, from The
Sir H. Bruce and Lady to go to Holland.
Ordered, That Sir H. Bruce shall have a Pass, for
himself and his Wife, to go into Holland.
Lord Capell's Letter to Hide and Lad, to pay his Rents to the Marquis Hertford.
"Theophilus Hide and Tho. Lad,
"I would have you deliver all such Sums of Monies
as you receive, of my Manors in the West, for Rents
and Fines, and usually you bring to Wrington, and
thence to Haddam, unto such Persons as the Marquis
Hertford shall send unto you for it, with an Acknowledgement under the Marquis Hertford's Hand for
the Receipt of it; which Receipt, together with the
shewing me this Letter, shall be a sufficient Discharge
to you for it. I would not have you fail to do it.
Derby, this 13 of Sept. 1642.
"I have sent another Letter to you, which is
Word for Word with this, because you may
perceive I am careful that it may be done.
Either of these Letters shall be sufficient, if
they come to your Hands. I think it were
fit One of you go along with the Money, when
it is delivered to the Marquis.
"To my Servants, Theophilus Hide
and Thomas Lad, at Wrington, in
Somersettshire. Deliver These."
Sir Ne. Poole's Letter to the Speaker of the H. C. with Bushell, and Letters found upon him.
"To his Much-honoured Friend and Kinsman,
William Lenthall, Esquire, Speaker of the
Honourable House of Commons.
"I have (fn. ‡) sent, by the Bringers hereof, one William
Bushell (apprehended by our Watch upon the ForstWay,
as a suspicious Person); about whom, after much Search,
and his-strong Denial of the having any Letters, &c.
were found these Papers and Letters inclosed (tied
under his Gartering-place), which I thought good,
with his Examination taken before me, to present
unto you, humbly desiring that he may be re-examined; for I found him very crafty and cautious, and
do believe he will vary from what he confessed to me.
His lodging in such blind and obscure Alehouses
renders him (in my Opinion) the more of Suspicion;
but I could draw him to no further Confession. I
thought likewise to send a Copy of his Letter to my
Lord of Bristoll, concerning the Money at Oxford,
unto my Lord, who I hear is now there, to the End
that, if any such Monies be there to be found, it may
be stayed, and turned the right Way. And thus,
presenting you with my choicest Respects, I take my
"Your affectionate Kinsman
From Okesey Park, 18 Sept. 1642.
Letter to the Earl of Bristol, about getting Money from Two Colleges at Oxford.
"His Majesty's Wants, and the Necessities of these
Times, inforces me to send this Messenger to your
Honour, first to give you to understand, that I am
confident that Al-soules College and Martin College will
afford at least Ten Thousand Pounds in Jewels and
Coin, all which will sleep until the End of the World
if it be not awakened by the present Occasion. I
humbly beseech your Honour to think of it; for, if
you have it not, the adverse Party I fear will, and so
the Loss double. In the next Place (a Thing Yesterday not thought of), Sir Charles Walgrave receiveth
much Rents in Somersetshire, which will presently
serve Sherborne Castle, and he re-paid elsewhere. This
now ended with all Speed and Care, I am for Shurburne. God bless the King, and send Health and
Honour to my much-honoured Lord of Bristoll.
Lichfeild, 15 Sept.
"Your Honour's Servant,
Sir G. Strode's Letter to Mr. Bisse.
"For Edward Bisse, Esquire.
"I met this Bearer accidental, that assured me of
your Health, and that you stand right to God's Cause,
King and Country. We are here very well, and
nothing daunted. My Service to our Father and
Brother Parson; and, if we meet not here, we shall
assuredly in Heaven. Vale.
"Your Brother and Servant,
"The rest take out of the Bushell."
"The Examination of Wm. Bushell, taken the
17th of September, before Sir Nevill Poole,
"This Examinant saith, That, on Saturday last, being
the 10th of this Month, he came from Wells, where
he liveth, to Mr. Bourton's House, in Clutton, where
he lay that Night, and from thence he went to Priors
Cleeve, near Easom, in Worcestershire; but, being demanded whether he went from Clutton to the foresaid Priors-Cleeve in One Day, he answereth that he
lay by the Way at a lone Alehouse, at Cocklesford;
and being at Priors-Cleeve, understanding that the
Miners of Derbyshire were freed from all Toll, Lot,
Tithe, and Custom, hoping to have the same Privilege for the Miners of Mendipp, he went from thence
to Derby, where the King's Majesty then was; but,
finding so many Businesses in Agitation then, he did
not prefer his Petition to His Majesty: And being demanded what he did there afterwards, he answereth,
That he staid there One Day, and that on Wednesday
Night he received these Two Letters from my Lord
Capell, in my Lord of Bristoll's Chamber; and he
faith, That he came out of Derby that Evening, intending to go to Lichfeilde, to Bed; and meeting a
Scholar some Miles from Derby, accidentally upon
the Way, fell in some Talk with him, who, among
divers other Discourses, of the King's great Army,
and His Wants of Money, told him, that, upon his
Knowledge, the King might (fn. *) have Ten Thousand
Pounds, in Money and Jewels, from All-souls College
and Martin's College, in Oxon. Whereupon this Examinant faith, That, on Thursday Morning following,
he sent a Messenger of Purpose, with a Letter to my
Lord of Bristoll, the Copy of which Letter is here
inclosed, being transcribed by himself. He further
saith, That, on Thursday Night, he lay at a Place
called Burcott, not far from Bramsgrove, in Worcestershire, and on Friday Night at Andiversford in Glocestershire: And being further demanded concerning
a loose Paper, writ as a Letter, he saith, he received
it from Sir George Stroude, at Derby, to be delivered
to Mr. Ed. Bisse, or Mr. Upton Bisse, in Somersettshire.
And further than this he saith not.
Petition of poor Miners in Derby to the King.
"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of the poor distressed
Miners, in the County of Derby.
"Whereas Your Majesty hath been graciously
pleased, by Your late Declaration, to free Your poor
Petitioners from Lot, Cope, and Custom of Lead-ore,
which Your Petitioners in no respect desire to prejudice (being Your Majesty's ancient and undoubted
Right); but so it is, may (fn. *) it please Your most Gracious Majesty, that the greatest Grievance Your Petitioners have long undergone is, the exacting and
taking of Tithes, Tenths, and customary Duties of
Lead-ore, which (Your Petitioners are informed by
Learned Counsel) is no due by Law: From this Oppression only, Your Petitioners most humbly desire to
be freed, according to a Contract already made by Mr.
Bushell, in Your Majesty's Name, to that Purpose,
with the Countess of Devon's Agent.
"And Your poor Petitioners (in the Behalf of all
the Miners) shall be most willing to attend
Your (fn. *) Majesty, with such a Number of able
Men as may (fn. *) be serviceable in this present
Expedition at Nottingham, for Defence of
Your Royal Person, according to Your Highness's Will and Pleasure. And Your Petitioners will ever pray for Your Sacred Majesty's happy and prosperous Reign, &c.
"His Majesty's Answer to the aforesaid Petition:
The King's Answer.
"Whereas, by the humble Petition of Our loyal and
loving Subjects, the Miners of Our County of Derby,
tendered to Us at Nottingham the last Day of August,
1642, and more at large by the Relation of Our Trusty
and Well-beloved Servant, Tho. Bushell, Esquire,
Farmer of Our Mines Royal, We have fully understood the distressed Estate of Our said Petitioners;
and being graciously inclined to ease them, by Our
Princely Indulgence and Favour, of any Pressure or
Grievance, which doth or may lie heavy upon them,
We do, therefore, by these Presents, authorize and
command Our said Servant, Tho. Bushell, to perfect
and accomplish the Contract by him made, in Our
Name, with the Farmers of all or any of Our Tenths,
Tithe, or other Customary Duties of Lead-ore, in
that Our County of Derby, according to the Petitioners Desire, who shall, by virtue thereof, be fully
and freely acquitted and discharged, they and their
Heirs, both for the present and future, of all Tithes,
Tenths, and Customary Duties aforesaid, whatsoever:
And moreover, as a special Mark of Our Princely
Goodness and Grace to Our said Loving Subjects the
Miners, and Confidence in their Loyalty, We will and
command, that they be henceforth free and exempt
from pressing for the Wars, or any other Service by
Water or by Land, either in or out of this Kingdom,
for and in Consideration that We have and do accept
and appoint them to be the Trained Band of Our
Miners, for Our own Service; in which Quality, We
will and command, that all such of them as shall come,
in their own Persons, to list themselves, in this Our
Town of Nottingham, by the 10th Day of this present September, or shall send an able Person in their
Stead, to serve Us, in Defence of Our Royal Person,
shall be duly inrolled, according to their several
Names and Surnames; and from thenceforward they,
and none other of the Miners, shall partake the Benefit
hereof, and shall receive such Pay and Encouragement,
during their actual Service, as by Our late Declaration
is assigned unto them; promising, in the Word of a
Prince, that We will look upon their Loyalty, Fidelity, and Readiness to accomplish Our Commands,
with a greater Care of their Rights, Immunities, and
Privileges, and shall maintain and protect them therein, beyond the Example of any Our Royal Predecessors."
"Die Jovis, 22 Septembris, 1642.
Committee of Assistance of the Army of the H. C.
"Ordered, That the Members of this House, that
have Employment in the Army under the Earl of
Essex, shall be Committees, to meet with the Committee of the Lords, to sit upon Occasions with the
Lord General, according to their Instructions."
Lords Committees to meet with them.
"Earl Essex Lord General, Earl Peterborough, Earl
Stanford, Lord Wharton, Lord Hastings, Lord Willoughby of Parham, Lord St. John, Lord Hunsdon,
Lord Kimbolton, Lord Brooke, Lord Newenham, Lord
Roberts; and such Members of the House of Commons that have Employment in the Army under the
said Earl of Essex, Lord General."
"Instructions for Robert Earl of Essex, Captain
General of the Army for the Defence of the
King and Parliament, and the Persons hereafter named, to be a Committee for his Assistance in the Army; that is to say, the Committee appointed by both Houses of Parliament touching the Affairs of the Army.
Instructions for the Lord General and Committee of Assistance of the Army.
"The said Committee, or any Four of them, whereof the said Rob't Earl of Essex to be One, shall have
Power to meet together, at such Times and Places as
they shall think fit, and to consult and advise touching
such Matters that shall concern the Army as the said
Earl of Essex should think convenient, and, from
Time to Time, shall acquaint both Houses of Parliament with their Resolutions therein, that both
Houses may further proceed thereupon as to them
shall be thought convenient for the Public.
"They, or any Four of them, whereof the Earl of
Essex to be One, shall have Power, and are hereby
authorized, to advise and use all convenient and reasonable Means they can, to supply the Army with
Money and other Necessaries; and, for that End and
Purpose, are hereby authorized to take the Subscription of all Persons that shall give, lend, or advance,
any Money, Plate, or other Provisions whatsoever,
necessary for the Army; and shall give a Note unto
all such Persons that so shall lend or advance, expressing the Nature and Particulars thereof; which
Note, subscribed with the Hand of the said Earl of
Essex, and any Three of the said Committee, whereof
Two to be of the House of Commons, shall be sufficient Warrant for the Party, that shall so lend or
advance, to receive the same again, with Interest
after the Rate of Eight per Centum, out of such
Money as shall be collected for the Affairs of this
Kingdom; and both Houses do engage the Public
Faith for the same.
"They, or any Four of them, whereof the Earl of
Essex to be One, shall have Power, and are hereby
authorized, to sit with the said Earl, and to examine
all such Persons as shall be sent for, apprehended,
and brought before them, by virtue of any Warrant sent and issued under the Hand of the Lord
General; and shall have Power to continue them in
safe Custody, send them up to the Parliament, or discharge them, as they shall think fit, and shall most
tend to the Public Good."
"Jovis, 22 Septembris, 1642.
Order for Manwaring to receive the Duty on Merchants Goods, to be applied to suppressing Turkish Pirates, &c.
"Whereas the Lord Mayor of London, and the
Chamberlain, for the Time being (by an Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Captives taken by the Turkish, Moorish, and other Pirates,
and to prevent the taking others in Time to come),
and their Deputies, are constituted and appointed
Collectors, for the collecting and receiving of One
per Centum, granted by that Act to be paid by Merchants exporting or importing any Goods of Merchandize, into or out of this Kingdom, according to
the Tenor of the said Act; and whereas Isaack Pennington, Esquire, now Lord Mayor of the said City
of London, hath, under his Hand and Seal, nominated and appointed Randall Manwaring, Esquire, and
such other Person or Persons as he, the said Randall
Manwaring, shall substitute under him, his lawful
Deputy and Deputies, to demand, collect, and receive the said Duty: It is this Day Ordered, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the former
Ordinance, dated the 16th of August last, made by
both Houses, for the collecting the said Duty in the
Out-ports, by Occasion of the Neglect of the late
Lord Mayor, be from henceforth void; and that
the said Randall Manwaringe, and his Deputies, shall,
by virtue of the said Deputation, discharge that Office: And it is further Ordered, That Sir Richard
Gurney, late Lord Mayor of the said City of London,
his Deputy or Deputies, do deliver, or cause to be
delivered, unto the now Lord Mayor, or his said
Deputy, all such Bonds as he or they have taken of
Merchants, for the Payment of the said Duty of One
per Centum, together with the Copies of all such
Books as concern the same: And it is lastly Ordered, That no Cockets, Warrants, or Bills of Store,
or Bills of Sufferance, shall pass, in any Customhouse within this Kingdom of England, or Dominion of Wales, unless they be signed by the said
Randolse Manwaringe, or his Deputies, the Merchants
paying no Fee for the same."
This, though Morris's Hand, was brought up from
the House of Commons, and therefore for the
Journal: "Jovis, 22 Septembris, 1642.
Order for the Security of Kings Lynn.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Mayor for
the Time being, and Aldermen, of Kings Lyn, in the
County of Norffolk, shall have Power to assemble
together, muster, train, and command, all the Trained
Bands, and other Persons in that Town, able to bear
Arms, and, by the Advice of the Common Council
of that Town, to nominate and appoint such Persons
as are fit, to be Captains, and other Officers, to conduct, lead, and command, the said Trained Bands;
and that the said Mayor and Aldermen do cause the
said Town to be fortified, and the Ordnance there
to be mounted, and the said Town put in a Posture
of Defence; and to raise strong Watches, by armed
Men, to be set by Day and by Night, in such Places
as are necessary and fitting; and that they do not
permit any Soldiers to come into the said Town,
without Authority of Parliament; and also that the
said Mayor and Justices of the Peace in that Town
do apprehend and commit to safe Custody, as well
the Persons of such as (being Commissioners of Array)
do put in Execution the said Commission, as also all
such as do promote or endeavour to put the same
Commission in Execution; and such Persons also as
do send Money, Plate, or Arms, to His Majesty, for
the Maintenance of a wicked and unnatural War
against His Majesty's good Subjects, and that do
disturb the Peace of the Kingdom; and that the
said Mayor and Aldermen (as often as Need shall
require) do call in Aid of the Deputy Lieutenants
appointed by Parliament, for the Counties of Norffolk
and Cambridge, and, in their Absence, (fn. *) of the Justices
of the Peace, Captains, and all other His Majesty's
Officers in those Counties, for the raising of such of
the Trained Bands, and others, within those Hundreds nearest adjoining to the said Town, to assist the
said Mayor and Aldermen, in Defence and Preservation of the said Town; and that the said Mayor, and
all other Officers that have Admiral Jurisdiction in
the said Town and the Liberties thereof (in case any
Enemy come to the said Town by Sea or by Land,
or any Hostility be used against the said Town) do
command all Ships, and other Vessels, within the said
Town and Liberties thereof, to be employed in Aid
as the said Mayor shall direct, for the Safety and Preservation of the said Town."