DIE Martis, videlicet, 21 die Martii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Mrs. Walter, &c. a Pass.
Ordered, That Mrs. Walter shall have a Pass, with
her Sister, and a Man and a Maid, to go to Chichester,
and from thence to Gloucester, with one Mrs. Morgan
and her Man and Maid.
Spaniards taken in Lancashire, a Pass to go beyond Sea.
Ordered, That Don Gasper Bonifas, Signior Fran.
Foisott, and Petero Francisco, Robarto Baye, Pedro
Luiis, Captain Alonso Navarro, Captain Don Francesco
Cico de Aco, with their Servants, Horses, and Apparel,
shall have a Pass, to go to Dover, to ship themselves
for Donkerk or Flanders, with their Trunks; provided
they be disarmed, and go not in above Forty in every
Company. These Spaniards were taken in Lanchashire,
Sir John Curzon, a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir John Cuzon shall have a Pass,
to go to his own House in Oxfordshire.
Cheeseman, for blasphemous Words.
Next, Edmond Cheeseman was brought to the Bar,
as a Delinquent, and charged for speaking these
"That, speaking about the Scripture and Common
Prayers, the said Edmond Cheeseman spoke these
Words; If Christ were now upon the Earth, as He
was when He was Thirty Years old, He would be
ashamed of what He had done:" Which Words were
proved by George Fuller and Ric'd Poulton, upon
Edmond Cheeseman desired to be heard concerning this
Charge; which the House granted: and he denied he
said any such Words.
They withdrew; and this House taking this into
Consideration, Ordered, That the said Edmond Cheeseman shall for the present be committed to the Prison
of Newgate, there to remain until this House gives further Directions concerning this Business.
Boulton, for Words against the Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Reeves shall send for
to be examined concerning scandalous
and insolent Words, which Richard Boulton hath spoken
against the Parliament.
Message from the H. C. for a Concurrence in the following Particulars;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet, concerning Four Particulars:
1. To desire a Conference concerning Four Particulars:
1. Concerning the Earl of Newport.
2. Concerning an Ordinance brought up touching
the assessing of Papists Goods, &c.
3. Concerning Sir Hugh Pollard and Sir Edward
4. Concerning the Prisoners at Oxford.
Agreed, To give a present Conference.
and to add Names to the Committee for the Weekly Assessment.
2. They desire that some Persons may be added to
the Committees named in the Ordinance for the Weekly
Assessment. (Here enter them.)
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give a present Conference,
as is desired; and that they do agree to the Names to
be added to the Ordinance concerning the Weekly Assessment.
Rayner for Words against the King.
Next, Edmond Rayner was brought to the Bar, as
a Delinquent, and charged to have spoken dangerous
Words against the King's Majesty.
|Upon Oath said, "They heard the said Edmond Rayner, say, That he was as much the Lord's Anointed as the King was."
The House taking this Business into Consideration,
Ordered, That the said Edmond Rayner shall be committed to the Gaol for the County of Surrey, until he
finds Sureties to appear, and answer for these Words,
at the next General Assizes to be held for the County
Captain Waly, for seizing the E. of Carlisle's Horses, and calling him a Malignant.
Next, Captain Waly was called in, being sent for
to know why he seized the Horses of the Earl of
Carlile, and spoke Words that his Lordship was a Malignant.
He said, "Coming to Newmarket, he was told, by
a Constable, that the Earl of Carlile was a Malignant,
and that he had Horses there: Upon this, he seized
the Horses of the Earl of Carlile, which he acknowledged he was too hasty in, and craved their Lordships Pardon for the same, and professed his good Affections to the Parliament."
The Earl of Carlile
(fn. *) moved the House that what
concerns him their Lordships would please to remit;
but desired that the Constable that told him his Lordship was a Malignant may be sent for, and the Witnesses
that heard him say so: Which this House Ordered the
Captain Waly discharged, but the Constable sent for.
The said Captain Waly was called in, and told, in
regard of his good Service done to the Parliament, and
upon the Mediation of the Earl of Carlile, this House
is willing to pass by what he hath hastily done; but
do enjoin him to deliver in the Name of the Constable
and the Witnesses to this House.
Whether Baynes is Lord Morley's Servant.
Upon Information to this House, "That one Baynes,
who is pretended to be a menial Servant of the Lord
Morley's, is a Goldsmith, and a House-keeper in The
Strand:" It is Ordered, That the Lord Morley
be sent to, to know whether his Lordship doth own
him to be his menial Servant, and certify the same to this
House To-morrow Morning.
Hackmooty, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Hackmooty shall have a Pass, to
go to Oxford.
Captain Andrews, for stopping Mr. Heron, going to the King with a Pass from this House.
Captain Andrewes gave the House this Account why
he stayed Mr. Heron, at the Court of Guard; and he
said, "He did (fn. †) it by virtue of an Order from Colonel
Moore, to search and stay all Persons, upon Information that Ten Thousand Pounds was to be conveyed to Oxford from London."
Hereupon this House discharged the said Captain
Andrewes: but thought it fit to do something to vindicate the Disrespect shewed to the Order of this House.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference,
The House was resumed.
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference:
Report of the Conference, about the Ordinance for seizing Papists, &c. Estates;
"1. To desire their Lordships would please speedily
to pass the Ordinance for the seizing the Estates of
Papists, and others ill-affected to the Parliament,
for the whole Burthen now lies upon the well-affected,
at which the ill-affected do joy in; and, if it pass
not speedily, the Lady-day Rents will be disposed of
from the Intention of the Parliament."
Ordered, That this House will read this Ordinance
on Friday next.
concerning the Earl of Newport;
"2. Concerning the Earl of Newport, the House
of Commons conceive that there was no such Directions given to their Committees at Coventry, that
may give any such Disrespect to their Lordships Order, and hoped there was no Cause given of Breach
of Privileges; but conceive it to be through some
Misinformation which their Lordships have had, and
desire that no such Misinformation may be given any
more. The House of Commons do agree to any
safe Course as their Lordships shall Order, for the
bringing the Earl of Newport up to London.
concerning Sir Hugh Pollard and Sir Edward Berkley;
"3. Concerning Sir Hugh Pollard, the House of
Commons cannot agree to his Desires in his Petition,
for they hear he is now in such good Health, as he
may well endure the Place where he is now in Prison: And further, that the said Sir Hugh Pollard hath
had his Hand in the Commission of Array in the
County of Devon, which is yet unsettled.
"Concerning Sir (fn. *)
Edward Berkley, the House of Commons do not agree to his Desires in his Petition, because he is impeached of High Treason for being in
actual War against the Parliament; and lately there
hath been an Infurrection in the County of Som'sett,
and a Plot to surprize the Town of Ilchester, where
his Eldest Son was a principal Actor.
and concerning a Petition of some Prisoners escaped from Oxford, setting forth the Hardships they endured there.
"Fourth Particular was, to acquaint their Lordships
with a Petition they have received from some who have
lately escaped out of Prison at Oxford, and Articles
against Wm. Smith, Provost Marshal General; setting
forth the hard Usage which the Prisoners have there;
that they have but Five Pence Half-penny per Diem
for their Subsistance, and the Water that they have is
Puddle Water, which stinks; and, besides the Torture
of their Bodies, they have a Torture of their Souls
too, by imposing and enforcing an Oath upon them,
that the Lord General and all that adhere to him are
"The Desires of the House of Commons [ (fn. †) are, that]
the Articles in the Petition may be printed and published, with a Declaration upon them.
"2. That the Lord General be desired to send to
Oxford, to the King, to desire the Prisoners there
may be better used; if they be not upon this, within
Eight Days, that then the Two Houses may take
into Consideration what Course is fit to be taken
Examinations of the Prisoners to be taken, and sent to the Lord General, to procure Redress.
Ordered, That the Examinations upon Oath of the
Prisoners escaped from Oxon shall be taken here, and
sent to the Lord General; and he desired to send them,
or the Contents of them, to the General at Oxford;
and let him know that, if (fn. ‡) the Prisoners there (fn. †) are
used in this cruel Way, the Prisoners here must expect
the like Usage.
Message from the H. C. with Instructions for the Devonshire Committee.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Walter Erle Knight:
That they have framed some Instructions, to be sent
to their Committees in the County of Devon, wherein
they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The Instructions were read, as follow:
(Here enter them.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Instructions now brought
E. of Newport to come to Town, upon his Parole.
Upon Consideration that the Committee of Coventry
cannot spare any Safe Guard to convey the Earl of
Newport up hither: It is Ordered, That the Speaker
of this House write a Letter to the Committee of Coventry, that, if the Earl of Newporte will give his Word
to them, upon his Honour, to come directly to the
Parliament, and go to no other Place, and render himself to the Gentleman Usher attending this House, that
then they permit him to go upon his Word.
Boyse, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Mr. John Boyse shall have a Pass, to
transport himself for France.
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with the Order about the E. of Newport.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Bennett and Doctor Heath:
To acquaint the House of Commons with their Order
concerning the Earl of Newport.
"Instructions for Edmond Prideaux and Anthony
Nichol, Esquires, Members of the House of
Commons (for the present) employed in the
County of Devon.
Instructions for the Committee in Devonshire.
"That whereas both Houses of Parliament have
heretofore, in the Cases of the Counties of Yorke
and Chester, declared the Danger and their Dislike that
any particular County, sitting the Parliament, should,
without their Consent and Authority, engage themselves in a Treaty of Peace or War; we continue in the
same Opinion concerning this Treaty now on Foot
in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall, and more
especially when both Houses of Parliament have,
with the Advice of the Lord General, agreed upon
certain Articles of Cessation to be presented to His
Majesty, and sent their Committees accordingly for
His Majesty's Consent thereunto: And whereas they
have, by the Letters of the 15th and 18th of this Instant,
and otherwise, received Advertisement that no Treaty
hath been as yet transacted and concluded between
the Two Counties of Devon and Cornwal, they have
thought fit to give them these ensuing Instructions:
"1. You shall present, in such convenient Time as
you shall think fit, unto the Committee of the Parliament for those Two Counties, the Opinion both
Houses have of that Treaty.
"2. That whereas the Houses are informed that Sir
Ralph Hopton, with his Adherents, are active on their
Part, in furnishing themselves with Ammunition, fortifying of Places, and recruiting their Forces, within
the County of Cornwall, since the Beginning of that
Treaty, whereof we suppose you have taken Notice,
though you make no Mention thereof yourselves;
we shall expect, and do require, that the Committees
use the like Vigilancy and Care on their Part, that
the County be not exposed to Danger or Surprize,
whatsoever the Event may be; and particularly that
they prevent the Enemies marching into or through
the County of Devon.
"3. In regard we expect a present Answer and Consent of His Majesty to the Cessation of Arms, both
Houses do Declare, That they think it not fit that the
Committees should proceed any further in this particular Treaty, but attend the Issue of the general
Treaty, wherein those Counties are comprehended;
and, in Case of an Agreement, their Forces intended
to be first disbanded. This we hold to be the best
Way to save their Engagements; and, for their better
Satisfaction herein, we have sent herewith a Copy of
the Articles themselves."
Names added to Committees for the several Counties, for a Weekly Assessment.
"Whereas, in the Ordinance of both Houses for the
raising of a Weekly Contribution, for the Maintenance of the Army raised by the Parliament, the Names
of divers Persons were omitted, to be Committees, for
the Counties of Hert. Kent, Norfolke, Som'sett, Suffolk, Bedd. Surrey, Sussex,, Dorsett: Be it Ordained,
by the Lords and Commons, That Sir John Garrett
Baronet, Sir Edward Reade Baronet, Gravely Norton
Esquire, Doctor John King Doctor in Physic, shall
be added to the said Committees named for the said
County of Hert.; and Sir Robert Honywood and Sir
Peter Godfrey, Knights, Richard Browne, Robert Scott,
William James, and Marck Dixwell, Esquires, shall
be added to the said Committee named for the said
County of Kent; and Sir Edward Barkham Baronet
added to the Committees named for the County of
Norfolke; Hugh Rogers, John Ashe, John Pyne,
Clement Walker, Robert Blagh, Esquires, shall be
added to the Committees named for the said County
of Som'sett; and Sir Edmond Bacon Knight and Baronet, Sir Butts Bacon Baronet, Sir Robert Brooke,
Sir William Soames, Sir Edward Duke, Knights,
Brampton Gurdon, Wiseman Brokenham, Isaac Apleton,
Henry North Junior, Robert Reynolds, Esquires, Thomas
Cole, Richard Pepys, Nathaniell Bacon de Ipswich, John
Clinch Senior, John Clinch of Culphore, Nicholas Rivett
of Dringstone, Gibson Lucas, Esquires, the Alderm.
of Bury St. Edmonds, and Thomas Chapman Esquire,
Thomas Johnson of Alborough Gentleman, shall be added to the Committees for Suff.; and Sir Thomas
Alston Knight and Baronet, Sir Roger Burgoyne
Knight, Thomas Rolt, Humphrey Menox, William
Duncombe, John Vaux, Humfrey Fish, John Neale,
Oliver Boteler, Esquires, shall be added to the Committees for the County of Bed'd; and for the Town
of Bedd, the Mayor for the Time being, and Doctor
Banister Doctor in Physic; and Sir Thomas Grimes,
Sir John Gresham, Sir John Lenthall, Sir John Maynard, Knights, Charles Hoskins, Edward Bish Senior,
Edward Bish Junior, Edward Bagshawe, John White,
Robert Gwin, John Turner, Edmond Sanders, Hermon
Attwood, Esquires, shall be added to the Committees
named for the County of Surrey; and Richard Rose,
Thomas Ceely, John Henly, William Sydenham Junior,
Esquires, shall be added to the Committees named
for the County of Dorsett; and Sir John Chapman
Knight, Thomas Middleton, Anthoney Fowle, Lawrence
Ashbournham, Peter Farnden, John Basbridge, Stephen
Humfrey, Thomas Collins, Captain Carleton, Captain
Everden, Edward Higgons, William Cawley, Robert
Spence, Esquires, shall be added to the Committees for
the County of Sussex; for the County of Norff.
Sir Edward Barkham Baronet, Sir Thomas Cawdey,
Sir Edward Asheley, Sir Thomas Gibbon, Knights,
Thomas Russell, John Walpoole, Robert Wilton, Robert
Jermy, John Gibbon, Robert Sheppard, Phillip Calthropp, Esquires: Which Persons herein named shall
be Committees for the several Counties aforesaid, and
shall have the same Power and Authority, in the respective Counties for which they are nominated, as
the other Committees therein named are thereby to
Adjourn till 10a cras.