DIE Jovis, 10 die Augusti.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Finch & al. Leave to travel.
Ordered, That Francis Fynch, with Two Men, the
Lady Fynch, Two Daughters, One Nurse, Four Maids,
Symon Bennett with Two Men, and Mr. Bayly, Wm.
Gibbon, Attendants, and One Groom, shall have a Pass,
to travel into any Parts beyond the Seas.
Lady May, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady May shall have a Pass, to
go to Bury, and shall have a Protection for her House
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances for Concurrence;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildemay Knight; which consisted
of these Particulars:
1. To present to their Lordships several Ordinances,
which are of great Importance, wherein they desire
their Lordships Expedition.
and for a Conference about the Propositions.
2. To desire that their Lordships would please to
give them a Conference, before they rise, touching the
Ordinances, &c. from the H. C.
An Ordinance was read, for pressing of Soldiers.
(Here enter it.)
Agreed to, with the exempting of the menial Servants of the Assistants of this House.
Next, an Ordinance was read, for disposing the Monies that shall come upon the Twentieth Part, to the
Service of Sir Wm. Waller. (Here enter it.)
Next, an Ordinance was read, for Payment of (fn. *) Money to Mr. Estwicke, for Soldiers Coats. (Here enter it.)
Next, an Ordinance was read, to appoint Committees, to order the Affairs in the Six associated Counties of Norff. &c.
Agreed to, with Alteration of the Quorum to be
Nine, whereof Three to be Deputy Lieutenants.
Next, Instructions for the said Committees were read.
(Here enter it.)
Next, an Ordinance was read, for providing Ten
Thousand Soldiers Coats. (Here enter it.)
Next, certain Votes of the House of Commons were
read, wherein the House of Commons desires their Lordships Concurrence.
E. of Manchester to command in the Six associated Counties;
Ordered, That my Lord General be desired to
grant a Commission to the Earl of Manchester, to be
Serjeant Major General of all the Forces of the Six
10,000 Men to be raised there.
That the Six associated Counties shall forthwith raise
a Body of Ten Thousand Foot and Dragoons, to withstand the Enemy.
That Four Thousand Foot, formerly ordered to be
raised in those Six associated Counties, or which are
already raised, shall be accounted Part of these Ten
Divines to assist the Levies.
Ordered, That the Divines of the Assembly, that
are Resiants of those associated Counties, and now attending the Assembly, shall be desired to go down into
their several Counties, to stir up the People in those
several Counties to rise for their Defence.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships do agree to all the Ordinances
now brought up, excepting the Ordinances for Pressing,
and the associated Counties; concerning which, their
Lordships will send a speedy Answer by Messengers of
their own; and that their Lordships will be ready to
give [ (fn. *) a Conference].
Message to them, with Ordinances.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To deliver to them the Ordinances for Pressing, and
for ordering the Affairs in the associated Counties, to
which their Lordships do concur, with the few Alterations; in which if the House of Commons do concur,
their Lordships desire that they may be printed and
Mr. Davies, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Davies, with his Man, shall
have a Pass, to go into Glocestershire.
Captain Gore, a Pass.
Ordered, That Captain Gore shall have a Pass, to
go to Oxford.
Wynde & al. Petition, about the Sequestration of St. Ives.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Wynde, Wm.
Carew, and Wm. Taylor, Inhabitants of St. Ives, in the
County of Hunt. wherein they do submit and conform
themselves to the Order of this House, for sequestering the Tithes of the said Parish; and they being
called in, they were released, upon their Promise of
Obedience and Conformity to the Order of this House.
(fn. †) Ordered, That the Cause of Sir Rob't Devereux
shall be heard on Saturday next.
Lowin, a Pass.
Ordered, That John Lowin shall have a Pass, to
go to Oxford.
Ordered, That the Cause between Mrs. Vaneynden and others shall be heard peremptorily on Thursday next, at which all Parties are to be present.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Clottworthy Knight:
To present to their Lordships several Ordinances,
concerning some Gentlemen that are going into Ireland,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own to this Message.
Lady Rich, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Francis Rich shall have a
Pass, to go to Tunbridge Waters, in Kent.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Estwicke and Player, to provide Cloathing, for the E. of Essex's Army, &c.
"Whereas there is a present Necessity of making
Provisions of Coats, Shirts, Shoes, and Snapsacks,
not only for the Soldiers of the several Regiments
in the Army of his Excellency the Earl of Essex,
but likewise for such as shall recruit that Army, as
also for such Regiments of Foot as are forthwith to
be raised under the Command of Sir William Waller:
It is therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons,
in Parliament assembled, That Stephen Estwicke,
Francis Pecke, and Captain Player Senior, be desired
forthwith to furnish the said Coats, Shirts, Shoes,
and Snapsacks, to the Number of Ten Thousand of
each Sort, at the Rate of Sixteen Shillings for each
Soldier: And it is further Ordered, by the said
Lords and Commons, That the Two Months Weekly
Assessment upon the County of Essex be set apart, towards the Payment of the said Provisions of Coats,
Shirts, Shoes, and Snapsacks: And it is further Ordained, That Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Treasurer at Wars,
shall from Time to Time pay unto the said Stephen
Estwicke all such Money as shall come in upon the
said Assessment; and the said Sir Gilbert Gerrard
shall not suffer any Part thereof to be employed for
any other Use."
Order for 10,000 l. to Mr. Estwicke, for Cloaths for Ireland.
"Whereas great Sums of Money have been due
unto Stephen Estwicke, from the State, before Christide
last, for Coats and other Necessaries for the Army,
as appears by several Warrants signed by the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed for the
Safety of the Kingdom, as also by an Accompt under the Hand of Henry Broad Auditor, dated the
28th of April last, wherein it appeareth that there
remains due unto the said Stephen Estwicke the Sum
of Twelve Thousand One Hundred and Sixty-three
Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Eight Pence; which
said Sum was Ordered, by the Committee of the
House of Commons for signing of Warrants, to be
paid by Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Treasurer at
Wars, unto the said Stephen Estwicke, by One Thousand Pounds a Week, the First Payment to begin upon the 22d of May last, and so to continue Weekly
till the whole Sum of Twelve Thousand One Hundred and Sixty-three Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and
Eight Pence, should be fully satisfied and paid, as
appears by a Warrant under the Hands of Sir Thomas Barrington, John Pime Esquire, and Cornelius
Holland Esquire, dated the 19th of May 1643; notwithstanding which, the said Stephen Estwicke hath
not received any Part thereof unto this Day: It is
therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That the Treasurers for Money
and Plate sitting at Guildhall shall pay, unto the said
Stephen Estwicke, the One Moiety of all such Monies that shall be received by virtue of the Assessment of the Twentieth Part of Mens Estates, in the
City of London and Liberties, and in the County
of Midd. and such other Counties as are not already
Ordered for other Uses, until the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, Part of the said Debt of Twelve Thousand One Hundred and Sixty-three Pounds, Thirteen
Shillings, and Eight Pence, be fully satisfied and paid;
and the Committees of Lords and Commons for the
Advance of Monies and other Necessaries for the
Army, usually sitting at Haberdashers Hall, London,
are required diligently to attend that Service, that
the getting in of Monies be not retarded or neglected;
and that the said Committee do take Care that this Ordinance be duly performed."
Order for 10,000 l. to Sir William Waller.
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That all the Monies that shall
come in upon the Twentieth Part, within the Cities
of London and Westm. and the Places adjacent, within
Twenty Miles of London, shall be all applied to the
Service of Sir William Waller, and of the Forces under
his Command, until the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds
be made up; and that those Monies be not issued,
upon any Warrant whatsoever, to any other Use;
but they be all paid over to Mr. Hodges, Mr. Stephens, and Mr. Ash, who are appointed to return the
same to Sir William Waller."
Ordinance for pressing Soldiers, &c.
"Forasmuch as the true Protestant Religion, the Laws
and Liberties of the Subject, and the Parliament,
are in Danger to be subverted, Idolatry and Tyranny
like to be introduced, by the Force and Power of several Armies raised by Pretence of the King's Authority, consisting of Papists, and other dangerous
and ill-affected Persons of this Kingdom, and Irish
Rebels, and of divers Popish Soldiers, and others of
Foreign Kingdoms and Nations, being not under the
King's Obedience, for the Ruin and Destruction of
this Kingdom, unless the same be prevented by a
considerable Power of Forces, to be suddenly raised
by both Houses of Parliament; being, with God's
Blessing and Assistance, the most probable Way to
preserve this Kingdom, our Religion, and Liberty:
"Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, and by the Authority
of the same, That the Committee of the Militia for
the City of London, the Deputy Lieutenants and
Committees of Parliament in every County, City, or
Place, within this Realm, or any Two or more of
them, within their several Limits and Jurisdictions,
shall and are hereby authorized, from Time to Time,
until other Order be taken by both Houses of Parliament, to raise, levy, and imprest, such Number
of Soldiers, Gunners, and Chirurgeons, for the Defence of the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, as shall
be appointed by both Houses of Parliament, (fn. *) or by
my Lord General; and to command all Constables,
and other Officers, to be aiding and assisting to them
in the said Service of Impresting; all which Persons,
so to be imprested, and every of them, shall have
such Imprest-money, Coat and Conduct-money,
Wages, and Entertainment, and other necessary
Charges and Allowances, as shall be fit and convenient, according to the Discretion of the Committees
and Deputy Lieutenants, or any Two or more of them
respectively; and if any Person or Persons shall wilfully
refuse so to be imprested for the said Service, that
then it shall and may be lawful to and for the said
Persons, so authorized as aforesaid, to commit them
to Prison, until they shall yield Obedience, or pay
the Sum of Ten Pounds to the said Committees or
Deputy Lieutenants, to be employed for the Supply
of the said Service.
"Provided always, That this Ordinance shall not
extend to the pressing of any Clergyman, Scholar,
or Student, in any the Universities, Inns of Court
or Chancery, or Houses of Law; or any the Trained
Bands in any County, City, or Place; or of any Person rated in the last Subsidies granted by the Par
liament; or the Son of any Person rated at Five
Pounds Goods, or Three Pounds Lands, in the
Subsidy-books, or of any Person of the Rank or
Degree of an Esquire or upwards, or the Son of
any such Person, or the Son of the Widow of any
such Person; or to the pressing of any Person under
the Age of Eighteen, or above the Age of Fifty;
or of the Members or Officers of either House of
Parliament, or of the menial Servants of the Members or Officers of either of the said Houses, or any
the Assistants of the Lords House, or any of their
menial Servants; or any the Inhabitants of the Isles
of Weight or Anglesey, or Cinque Ports; or of any
Mariner, Seamen, or Fishermen."
Committees for managing the Affairs of the associated Counties.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
taking into their serious Consideration the great Danger of the Protestant Religion, and the Advancement
of Popery, by a Popish Army, and the daily Rapines,
Pillagings, Burnings, and Spoilings, of His Majesty's
good Subjects, in many Parts of this Kingdom, by
several Armies of Horse and Foot raised, consisting
for the most Part of bloody-minded Papists, Irish
Rebels, Atheists, Foreigners, and of the Prelatical
Party; and especially seeing that the Earl of Newcastle, with his whole Army, since the late Surrendering of Gainsborough unto him, is marching towards,
and ready to fall upon, the associated Counties of
Norfolke, Suffolke, Essex, Cambridge, Hertford, and
Huntingdon; therefore the said Lords and Commons
have thought it most necessary, and do hereby Ordain, nominate, and appoint, Sir John Hobart Knight
and Baronet, Sir John Palgrave Knight and Baronet,
Sir Miles Hobart, Sir Thomas Hoogan, Sir Thomas
Gaudy, Sir Isaac Ashley, Sir Edward Ashley, Knights,
Thomas Windham, John Spilman, John Cooke, Gregory Goulsall, Francis Jermy, Robert Woods, Robert
Wilton, Wm. Cooke, Thomas Weight, Martin Sidley, Thomas Southerton, John Brewster, and Thomas Russell
of Basham, Esquires, for the said County of Norffolke; Sir Edmund Bacon, Sir Wm. Spring, Knights
and Baronets, Sir Thomas Barnardiston Knight, Sir
William Soame, Theophilus Vaughan, Maurice Barrow,
Thomas Baker, Nathaniell Bacon of Friston, Nathaniell Bacon of Ipswich, Robert Brewster, Francis Bacon, Edmund Harvey, Isaac Appleton, Thomas Tirrell
of Gipping, James Hobart, Gibson Lucas, Thomas
Cole of Haverill, Wm. Bloyse, and Wm. Lawrence,
Esquires, for the said County of Suffolke; Sir Thomas Honywood, Sir William Roe, Sir Henry Holcroft,
Sir Richard Everard, Knights, John Sayer, Arthur
Barnardiston, John Weight, Richard Harlarkinden,
Edward Palmer, Tymothy Middleton, Deane Tindall,
William Humfrevile, John Eldred, John Eliston of
Gesthorp, Robert Galthorp, William Atwood of Weightbridge, John Atwood of Mushwaltham, Esquires,
Read Doctor of Physic, John Young and
John Sorrell, Gentlemen, for the said County of
Essex; Sir John Cutt, Sir Thomas Martin Knight,
Oliver Crumwell, Francis Russell, Thomas Cooke, Wm.
March, James Tompson, Thomas Duckett, Robert
Castle, Robert Clerke, Edward Clench, Dudly Pope,
Thomas Bendish, John Welbore, Richard Foxton, Esquires, and Samuell Spalding Gentleman, for the said
County of Cambridge; Sir John Garrett Baronet,
Sir John Witteroung Knight, Sir John Read Baronet,
John Hayden, Raph Freeman, William Leaman, Will'm
Priestly, Gabriell Barbar of Hertford, John Robotham, Henry Mewtis, Raph Pemberton, Captain
Richard Porter, Adam Washington, John Scrogs,
Alexander Wild, Thomas Tooke, John King, Esquires,
for the said County of Hertford; Sir Miles Sandys
Junior, Knight, John Hubart, Humberston March,
Esquires, and Thomas Castle Gentleman, for the said
Isle of Ely; John Thacker Mayor, Adrian Parmiter,
John Tooly, Edmund Burnam, Matthew Peckover,
Henry Watts, Matthew Lindsey, William Symonds Alderman of the City of Norwich, John Greenwood
Sheriff of the same, Samuell Smith Esquire, for the
said County of the City of Norwich; Onslow Winch,
Torrell Jocelyne, Oliver Crumwell, Thomas Templer,
John Castle, Abraham Burwell, and Edward Mountague,
Esquires, Robert Vinter, Robert Harvey, and Garvall
Fulwood, Gentlemen, for the said County of Huntingdon; or any Seven or more of them, Three whereof to be Deputy Lieutenants, and the whole Seven
to consist of One out of every the said Counties respectively, and One out of the City of Norwich, to
be a standing and constant Committee, who shall
have Power to order the Affairs of the said associated Counties, according to their Instructions hereafter specified.
"And for the better effecting of the Premises, the
said Committee, or any Seven or more of them as
aforesaid, shall be resident at Cambridge, or at some
other of the Frontier Towns of the Association, or some
other convenient Place within the said Counties; and
shall have Power to adjourn themselves from Time
to Time, and from Place to Place, as they shall think
fitting: And the said Lords and Commons in Parliament do hereby nominate and command Thomas
Sotherton and Martin Sidley Esquires, for the County
of Norfolke; Edmund Harvey and Thomas Cole Esquires,
for the County of Suffolke; Sir Wm. Roe Knight,
and Tymothy Middleton Esquire, for the County of
Essex; Thomas Duckett and Thomas Castle Esquires,
for the County of Cambridge; Henry Mewtis and
Ralph Freeman Esquires, for the County of Hertford;
Onslow Winch and Abraham Burwell Esquires, for the
County of Huntingdon; and Samuell Smith Esquire,
for the County of the City of Norwich; presently
to attend this Service; and after they (or more of
the said Commissioners) shall have sat Fourteen Days,
then the minor Half of the said Committee to be
free; and they to send for so many others, in their
Stead, out of every the said respective Counties,
and City of Norwich, and the major Half there
still to remain other Fourteen Days; and then they
also are free, and they then to send for Seven others,
One out of every the said Counties, and City of
Norwich, as aforesaid; and to change the Committee
by Half at once successively, during these Troubles,
or till further Order be taken; giving Notice from
Time to Time, to them which are to succeed, the
Six Days before they are to make their Appearance at the appointed Place; also, if Seven or more
of the Commissioners before named shall be present
in this Service, Three whereof, or more, to be Deputy Lieutenants of the several and respective Counties, the whole Number shall have Power to vote,
and the major Part to rule the Vote."
"Instructions for the Committee of the associated
Instructions for the Committees of the associated Counties.
"Imprimis, That the said First Committee so appointed as aforesaid, and all other the said Commissioners beforenamed, are hereby strictly required to
make their Appearance, according to the Manner of
the Appointment by this present Ordinance; and, in
these Times of imminent Danger, to use all Diligence
to promote the Service they are intrusted withall.
"2. That they have a special Care, that all the Frontiers, and the Isle of Ely, be supplied with fitting
Forces, to resist all sudden Surprizes or Invasions;
and shall from Time to Time send out Scouts, to discover how and in what Manner any Enemy approacheth near to the Frontiers, that thereby they
may have and give timely Notice of any approaching
Danger; and this to be done at the general Charge
of the Association.
"3. That the said Committee shall order and dispose
of all the associated Forces sent to them by the said
Counties, in such Sort and Manner as they shall think
fit and best for the Safety of the said associated Counties; and if, at any Time, they shall find Occasion of
more Forces fit to be raised by the associated Counties,
they shall give Notice thereof to the Deputy Lieutenants, that fitting Supplies may be made thereof,
and that every County may see their Forces paid.
"4. That all Forces raised before this Ordinance, in
the associated Counties, shall be paid their Arrears,
if any be unpaid, by Money raised out of the Six
associated Counties, and City of Norwich, according
to their Proportions.
"5. That the said Committee shall take a special
Care, that an Accomptant be appointed, to register
all the Warrants and Directions of the said Committee; and that they require the said Accomptant,
or Register, to make and keep a perfect Accompt
how all Monies are paid in thereby, (fn. *) in any of the
associated Counties, and how the same be issued out,
and shall give them such reasonable Allowance for
"6. That they have a special Care, that no Stranger
shall come in, or inhabit within, the Town of Cambridge, or the Isle of Ely, without the Approbation
of the said Committee, upon Certificate of his or their
good Affections to the King and Parliament; and also
that they bring a Certificate, under Four of the Deputy Lieutenants Hands of the County from whence
"7. That all Soldiers that run away shall be remanded back to the Colours, or sent to the Gaol; and
all those that harbour (fn. *) them are to be fined and imprisoned, they knowing them to be run away, and to
be further punished as my Lord General and the Deputy Lieutenants of their respective Counties, or any
Two of them, shall think fit, the Fine not exceeding
Five Pounds every Offence.
"8. That the Commissioners for Sequestration, in
the aforesaid Counties respectively, do presently execute the Ordinances of Parliament, for Sequestrations;
or else to be certified by the said Committee to the
Houses of Parliament, to be proceeded against for
their Neglect; and the said Committee shall have
Power to put in Execution all Ordinances of Parliament, where there is any Neglect.
"9. That every Member of the House of Commons,
and the Governors of Cambridge that are Inhabitants
of the Six Counties of Norfolke, Suffolke, Essex,
Hertford, Huntingdon, and Cambridge, and of the City
of Norwich, shall be of the said Committee."
House adjourned till 10a cras.