Die Martis, primo Feb. 1641.
Delivery of. Carrickfergus to the Scotts.
T HE Draught of the Commission for the Granting of
the Town and Castle of Carrickfergus to be delivered unto the Scotts, according to the Articles of the Treaty,
was this Day read; and, by Order committed
unto Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Fines, Mr. Schowen, Mr. Cage,
Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Carew, Sir H. Vane, Sir Wm. Lewis,
Mr. Browne: And are to meet presently.
An Information concerning Ships at Breste was read.
Levying Mariuers, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Levying
of Mariners, Sailors, and others, for the present Guard
of the Seas, and necessary Defence of his Majesty's Dominions; and, upon Question, passed; and carried up,
by Mr. Glyn: And he is to acquaint the Lords, that the
present Setting forth of Ships, for Defence of the Kingdom, depends upon the Passing of this Bill.
Ordered, That the Order made by the Lords and
Commons, on January the 29th, 1641, concerning the
Irish Papists, be forthwith printed: And that the
Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Barons of the Cinque
Ports, respectively, shall send down Copies of this Order
to the respective Sheriffs, Justices of Peace, and Officers of the Ports.
Army in Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it
fit, that all Commanders and Officers, employed in the
Service of Ireland, both of the old and new Army, do
forthwith resort to their several Charges. And this House
is farther of Opinion, and do declare, that, if any of
them be not personally present at their said Charges,
within Twenty Days, from the Date hereof, that they
shall lose all that is due unto them for their Entertainment, and be cashiered.
Mr. Bellassis is appointed to carry up this Resolution
unto the Lords.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Companies of
the old Army shall be recruited, out of the Men that are
already raised in Ireland, and made to consist of One
hundred in each Company.
List of Officers.
A List of the Captains and Officers, appointed for the
Raising of the Three hundred Horse, 24 Jan. 1641.
|Lord Digby, of Geshell,
Each Troop to be of Sixty Horse, besides the Officers.
This Day this List was read; and put to the Question;
and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Commission, with some
Amendments: The which Amendments were read; and
the Commission voted; and, by the Question, assented
unto, with the Additions.
Acquittances for Payment to the Scotts.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Two Acquittances, concerning the Payment of Ten thousand Pounds unto the
Scotts, Part of their Brotherly Assistance:
Know all Men by these Presents, that we
Commissioners, authorized by Act of Parliament, of the
Kingdom of Scotland, in this Behalf have this present
Day of in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Six hundred Forty-and-one, received out of the
Chamber of London the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds
Sterling, in part of Two hundred and Twenty thousand
Pounds, the Remainder of the Friendly Assistance, promised by our Brethren of England, and secured by an
Act of Parliament of England, made in this present
Seventeenth Year of his Majesty's Reign, that now is;
of which Sum of Ten thousand Pounds we, the said
Commissioners, do hereby acquit and discharge, as well
our said Brethren of England in general, the Officers of
the said Chamber of London in particular, and all other
whom it may concern: In Witness whereof we have
hereunto put our Hands and Seals, the Day and Year
Resolved, &c. That this House approved of this
To the Chamberlains of the City of London, and all
others, whom it may concern.
W E whose Names are subscribed, authorized by Act
of Parliament on this Behalf, do order and appoint you,
and all others whom it may concern, forthwith to pay,
and issue out, to the Commissioners of Scotland, authorized in that Behalf to receive the same, the Sum of Ten
thousand Pounds, given them for a Friendly Assistance
and Relief; and, for your so doing, this shall be your
sufficient Warrant and Discharge: In Witness whereof
we have subscribed our Names, the Day of
in the Year of our Lord 1641.
Resolved, &c. That this . . . . approves of this Acquittance.
Sir F. Fortescue.
Ordered, That Sir Faithfull Fortescue be recommended
from this House to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to be
a Colonel in One of those Three Colonels Places, presented in the List, to be void: And Sir Sam. Roll is
ordered to go with this Vote to the Lord Lieutenant.
Articles of Impeachment, against Sir Edward Harbert
Knight, his Majesty's Attorney General, by the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, in their own
Name, and in the Name of all the Commons of England, in Maintenance of their Accusation, read.
Letter to Mayor of Hull.
Ordered, That Sir Hen. Vaine, Sir Jo. Hotham, and
Mr. Whitlocke, do presently withdraw; and consider of
the Form of a Letter to be sent from Mr. Speaker to the
Mayor of Hull, or his Deputy, to take Care for some
Convenience of Lodging for those Companies of Sir Jo.
Hotham's Regiment, that are come into that Town, for
the Security of that Place and the Magazine there, by
the Order and Direction of both Houses.
Safety of Yorke.
A Letter from the Justices of the County of Yorke,
and their Resolutions, touching the Safety of that County,
were read; and the Lord Fairefax had the Letter and
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That the Lord Dunbarr, and his eldest Son,
be summoned to attend this House forthwith.
Thanks to Sheriff, &c. of Yorke.
Ordered, That the Knights of the County of Yorke do
return Thanks to the High Sheriff, Justices of Peace,
and the Gentlemen of that County, for their Care of
Arms at Yorke.
Ordered, That it be referred to the High Sheriff, and
Justices of Peace, of the County of Yorke, to dispose of
the Magazine of Arms, now at the Manor of Yorke,
either in the City of Yorke, or where else they shall think
it may be secured without a Guard.
Tumult about the House.
The House being informed that Serjeant Major
General Skippon was at the Door; and desired to offer
something to the House;
He was called in; and did desire, that he might have
Directions what he should do in this Case, there being
great Multitudes of Women at the Houses, pressing to
present a Petition to the Parliament; and their Language
is, that where there is One Woman now here, there
would be Five hundred To-morrow; and that it was as
good for them to die here, as at home.
Serjeant Major Skippon was again called in: And Mr.
Speaker told him, that the House took Notice of his
discreet Carriage in this Business; and gave him hearty
Thanks for it: They desire you would use your Endeavours to pacify the Multitude, and send them Home in
Quietness: And that the House is now in Consideration
of Matters of great Consequence; and will hereafter
give such Directions as the Occasion shall require.
King's Answer respecting Militia, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That whosoever advised
his Majesty to give this Answer to the Petition of the
Commons, for putting the Forts and Militia of the
Kingdom into such Hands as should be recommended
unto his Majesty by the House of Commons, is of the
malignant Party; and an Enemy to the publick Peace
and Safety of the Kingdom.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that
they have passed the Bill for Pressing of Soldiers.
Lord Kimbolton, &c.
They have agreed unto the Petition, concerning the
Lord Kimbolton, and the Members of this House, accused.
They do agree to the Proposition of the Scotts, concerning Match and Bullet: And have ordered the Earl
of Newport to attend his Majesty, for a Warrant accordingly.
Mr. Hollis is to go up to the Lords with this Message.
Petition to the King -Militia, &c.
1. Again to desire the Lords to join with this House,
in a Petition to his Majesty, concerning the Putting of
the Kingdom into a Posture of Defence, and the Forts
and Militia thereof into such Hands as both Houses of
Parliament may repose Confidence in, and shall recommend unto his Majesty; and to enforce this, with some
Arguments of the Dangers at Home and Abroad; and
to take Notice of the Letters that are come out of Yorkshire, and of the Apprehensions of Dangers they have
there; that those of the County of Yorke incline to put
themselves into a Posture and Order of Defence.
2. To take Notice of the Vote of this House, concerning his Majesty's Answer to the Petition of this House,
concerning the Forts and Militia of the Kingdom;
wherein there is an Intimation of a very high Charge
upon both Houses.
3. To conclude with a Desire of this House to the
Lords, to lay these Things to Heart; and to tell them,
if they will not join with this House now that Things are
brought to the last Gasp, then to desire those Lords that
are of Opinion with this House, to declare themselves
with this House, that we may know them from the rest;
and to protest ourselves innocent of whatever Mischief or
Inconveniency may fall out; and to tell them plainly,
they must not expect this House to come to them again,
in this Business.
Ordered, That Jo. Greensmyth, Petitioner, and now a
Prisoner in the Gatehouse, by Order of this House, be
Bailing a Prifoner.
The humble Petition of Tobie Wood Gentleman was
read, who was committed Prisoner to Newgate, by Order
of a Committee of the House, be, upon good Security,
Ordered, That the Pamphlet intituled, The Resolution
of the Roundheads, be referred to the Committee for
Printing; who are appointed to sit To-morrow Morning:
And Stephen Buckle, in St. Martin's, London, who is
said to be the Printer of this Pamphlet, is ordered to
attend that Committee.
Arms, &c. for Munster.
Ordered, That Mr. White, Master of the Ship that
came from Berwick, freighted with Arms and Ammunition, shall issue out, by Indenture to be taken by the
Officers of the Ordance, such Ammunition out of the
said Ship, as, by Warrant from the Master of the
Ordnance, shall be directed, for the Service of Munster,
notwithstanding any former Order of Restraint, directed
from this House, or any Committee of this House, to the
Master of the said Ship.
Person sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Browninge, Minister of Much
Easton, in the County of Essex, be forthwith sent for, as
a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
House, for speaking Words of dangerous Consequence
against this House.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Mayo, Quarter-waiter to his Majesty, be summoned to attend this House forthwith.
Bringing up a Prisoner.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice of the King's
Bench be moved to grant a Habeas Corpus to the Sheriff
of the County of the City of Chester, for the Bringing
up in safe Custody * Hambleton, now in Custody at
Chester: And that this House have Notice as soon as
he is come to London.
Suspected Person's at Chester.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Brereton do write his Letter
to the Mayor of Chester, to send up such Examinations
as hath been taken, concerning any of those suspected
Persons stayed there; and also to send up such Warrants, as they have for their Passage; and to examine
them by whose Means those Warrants were obtained;
and that Hambleton, there stayed, remain in safe Custody till further Order.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee, To-morrow, to take into Consideration the Bill for
the Raising of Four hundred thousand Pounds.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Hollis reports from the Lords, their Answer to
the Message he carried up:
1. That they did join with this House in the Vote
and Declaration concerning the Advisers of his Majesty,
of that Answer to the Petition of this House: And, for
the putting the Forts and Militia of the Kingdom into
such Hands, as both Houses might confide in, and recommend unto his Majesty, the Lords do agree to That also;
and have appointed Four Lords to meet with a propertionable Number of this House, to draw a Petition to
his Majesty, to that Purpose.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker, in the Name of the
House, shall give Thanks to Mr. Hollis, for the Delivery
of the Message so faithfully, and so fully, according to
the Sense of the House.
Persons stayed at Beumorrice.
Ordered, That Mr. Bodvile do write to the Mayor of
Beumorrice, to give an Account to this House, what is
become of those Five Persons that he stayed there, and
gave Information thereof to the House; and to send up
the Warrants they had for their Pass, if he have them;
or to certify this House, under whose Hand those Warrants were.
Delivery of Carrickfergus to the Scotts.
Ordered, That the Commission for the Delivery of the
Town and Castle of Carrickfergus to the Scotts, assented
unto by this House, with some Additions, be carried up
to the Lords.
Scotch Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That if the Scotts, upon their present going
into Ireland, shall increase their Numbers, over and
above the Two thousand Five hundred Men, that upon
their Muster in Ireland they shall have Pay accordingly.
Issuing Arms, &c.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House to move his Majesty, that a Warrant may be
granted to the Master of the Ordnance, for issuing to
Maurice Tompson, and Wm. Benoyer, out of the Ship that
came from Barwick, freighted with Arms and Ammunition, whereof Mr. White is Master, Sixty-nine Barrels
of Powder, One hundred Musquets, One hundred Carabines, with their Furniture; the which Maurice Tompson
and Wm. Benoyer have contracted with this House, to
set forth presently Five Ships, for the Service of Ireland,
and Defence of the Kingdom: And this House does
intend, and resolve, to deduct so much out of their
Freight, as the Value of the Powder, Musquets, Carabines, and Furniture, shall amount unto; and to make
full Satisfaction for them unto his Majesty, according to
the King's usual Rates.
Sir Jo. Clatworthie went up to the Lords with this
The House was informed, that, whereas the Lord Capell
formerly lent a Thousand Pounds for the Service of the
Commonwealth, the which Monies were now due, and
ready in Cash to be paid unto him, that he, considering
the Occasions of the Commonwealth at this Time, is
willing to continue the Loan of that Thousand Pounds,
upon Consideration, as formerly: Mr. Martin, a Member
of this House, is likewise willing to continue Two thousand Pounds, formerly lent, and now due unto him: Mr.
Cromwell offers to lend Three hundred Pounds for the
Service of the Commonwealth: Sir Gilbert Gerard, and
Sir Jo. Francklyn, are contented to continue a Thousand
Pounds formerly lent, and now due unto them, upon
condition that they may receive it at a Month's Warning:
The House accepts of their Offers; and returns them
Thanks: And does order, that these Monies shall be
forthwith employed for the Succours of Dublyn: And
that Mr. Wheeler do move the rest of the Members of
the House, that have formerly lent Monies, to forbear
such Monies a little longer, upon consideration of Interest: And they do farther order, that the first Monies
that shall come in, to make up these Monies the Sum of
Ten Thousand Pounds, shall be immediately sent over
for the Succour of Dublyn.
Ordered, That the Sub-committee named by the Committee at Grocers-hall, shall be made a Committee of this
House; and shall have the like Power as formerly they
had, to treat, from time to time, with the Committee of
the Common Council, for the Safety of the City.
Petition tothe King-Tower, Militia, &c.
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Pym, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Mr. Hampden;
Mr. Glyn, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Pierrepoint, Mr. Fines;
This Committee is to meet with a Committee of the
Lords, to draw a Petition, to be presented unto his Majesty, for the putting the Tower and Forts of the Kingdom, into such Hands as should be recommended unto his
Majesty by his Parliament; and for putting the whole
Militia of the Kingdom into a Posture of Defence.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Hampden is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire
their Lordships, that they would be pleased to sit Tomorrow Morning: And likewise to take Notice to the
Lords, how much this House is joyed at their good Correspondence with this House, in their last Desires.
E. of Salisbury's Loan.
Whereas the Earl of Salisbury formerly lent Five thousand Pounds to his Majesty; and was assigned for his
Payment upon Sir Jo. Wyntour; the which Monies were
due at Michaelmas last; the said Earl of Salisbury is
willing, considering the Occasions of the Kingdom, to
lend the said Five thousand Pounds, for the Service of
Ireland: The House doth accept the said Loan, and
returns Thanks to his Lordship for it: And doth order,
that the said Sir Jo. Wyntour do forthwith pay the said
Five thousand Pounds into the Chamber of London, to
be employed for the Service of Ireland.
Mr. Strode is appointed to return Thanks unto his
Lordship for the Loan of these Monies.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Forest of Deane
shall have Power to treat with such Men as they shall
think fit; and to receive such Propositions as shall be
made by them, concerning that Business; and report
them to the House.
Adjourned till Nine To-morrow.