Die Sabbati, 21 Januarii, 1642.
MR. Prideaux reports from the Committee, the
Amendments to the Bill for the Taking away all
Archbishops, Bishops, &c. out of the Church of England:
The which were twice read by the Clerk; and then opened
by Mr. Speaker.
Resolved, That the Number of the Feoffees in this Bill
shall be Seven.
Resolved, That no Member of either House shall be
any of these Feoffees.
Resolved, That these Seven Persons following shall
be the Feoffees named in this Bill:
Sir Wm. Roberts Knight: Thomas Atkins, Sir Jo.
Wollaston, Jo. Warner, Jo. Towse, Aldermen of the City
of London; Jo. Packer, Peter Marlbourne, Esquires.
Mr. Oldesworth went up to the Lords, to desire a free
Conference concerning the Propositions:
Mr. Holles and Mr. Pierepointe is to manage the
Removing the Term.
He carried up with him the Ordinance to prohibit all
Officers of Courts of Justice for going to Oxford to the
Propositions to the King.
Resolved, &c. That there shall be a fixed Day desired
of his Majesty, to give a positive Answer to the Propositions, within Ten Days after the Delivery of it.
Resolved, &c. That this Vote be communicated to the
Lords at the Conference: And that the Lords be made
acquainted, that this House is in Hand with other Propositions, which they intend to send unto them.
Raising Money in Somersett.
Two large Orders concerning the County of Somersett, were read; the One for Raising and Disposing of
Monies upon the Propositions, and the other for Levying
of Monies on the Estates of Delinquents and Malignants: Sir Hen. Mildmy is to carry up these Two Orders.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Holdesworth brings Answer, The Lords will give
a Meeting, as is desired, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon: And, for the Ordinance concerning the Term, they
will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Surrey, &c. Association.
Resolved, &c. That the Forces, raised upon the Association in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, and
Hamshire, shall be drawn into a Body.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Essex, the Hight Sheriffs, Justices of Peace, Constables, and other Officers, do from time to time apprehend
all such Persons as shall endeavour or attempt to plunder,
waste, strip, or spoil, the Manor-house of Gosfeild in
Essex, and the Park, Wood, or Fences, thereunto belonging; and to send them up in safe Custody.
Licence to go to Oxforde.
Ordered, That Two Servants of the Lady Carew shall
have Licence to go to Oxforde, to wait on their Lady
Governor of Portsmouth.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lewis, Governor of Portsmouth, shall have Leave given him by this House to repair to London, when this House is acquainted with and
has approved of the Person he will leave the Government of the Town withal in his Absence.
Prisoners of War.
And it is further Ordered, That it shall be left to the
Discretion of Sir Wm. Lewis, to discharge such of the
common Soldiers as are Prisoners in Portsmouth which
he shall think fit, they taking a Protestation never hereafter to serve against the Parliament, but not to discharge
any Commander or Officer that is in his Custody.
Ordered, That the Committee for Prisoners, where Sir
Ro. Harley has the Chair, shall have Power to consdier
of such of the common Soldiers that are Prisoners, and in
Distress, as are fit to be released, upon the Taking a Protestation not to serve against the Parliament; and to report the same to the House: And Sir Martin Lumley,
Mr. Darly, Mr. Broxholme, Mr. Earle, Sir Nath. Barmston, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Ro. Parker, Knights and Burgesses for Sussex and Worcester, are added to this Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee, or any Four of them,
appointed to consider of Mr. Chamber Petition, do meet
concerning the same.
Removing the Term.
Message from the Lords by Sir Rob. Riche and Mr.
That the Lords have agreed to the Ordinance, concerning the Courts not to be removed to Oxforde; with
the Leaving out of these Words in the Second Page, between the Words "Army and finding;" viz. "raised to
destroy it and the Parliament."
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere unto these
Words the Lords desire to have omitted in the Declaration concerning the Term.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn, at the next Conference, do give
Reasons, Why this House adheres to the said Words.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde do take Care to peruse the Return of the Habeas Corpus, concerning Dr.
Heywood; and to report his Opinion thereof to this House,
that the Return may be amended: And Jo. Marche, the
Sheriff's Clerk, is to attend him with the Record.
Payment to Dallison.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom be desired to give their Warrant to Sir Gil.
Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, to pay unto Martin Dallison,
Clerk to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies and other Necessaries for the Army, the
Sum of One hundred Pounds, to be imprest, upon Account, for the Service and Charge of that Committee.
Speaking against Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That John Collison
shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent; for divers
dangerous Words, spoken by him against the Proceedings
The Order of Instructions, concerning the new Customers, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Ordinance for continuing the new Customers for
a Year, was read; and upon the Question, assented unto.
The Ordinance concerning the Publick Faith, to be
given for Four thousand Pounds, to be raised in Staffordshire and Warwickshire, was read.
Instructions to Commissioners of Customs.
Ordered and Instructions, agreed on by the Committee
appointed by the Commons House of Parliament, for
the Navy, to be observed and kept by Thomas Andrewes, John Fowk, Richard Chambers Aldermen of
the City of London, Wm. Barkley, Morrice Thomson, Francis Allen, James Russell, and Stephen Eastwick, Merchants, Commissioners ordained by the
Lords and Commons, in Parliament, for the Collecting the Customs and Duties upon Goods and
Merchandize, exported out of and imported into the
Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town
of Barwick, from the * Day of January 1642.
1. The said Commissioners, according to their former
Propositions, tendered and assented unto by the House of
Commons, for the Advancing of Twenty thousand Pounds,
for the present Use of the Navy, upon the Collections of
the Customs, by way of Loan, shall pay the said Twenty
thousand Pounds unto Sir Henry Vane, Treasurer of the
Navy, upon or before the Twenty-fourth Day of this
present January, for the Use aforesaid.
2. That they enter upon the said Employment, and
take Charge of those Affairs, upon the Three-and-twentieth Day of this present January.
3. That the said Commissioners have full Power to
place their Deputy Collectors and Secretary: That, for
the rest of the Officers, as Searchers, Waiters, Tidesmen, Noon-tenders, Watchmen, and all other their Deputy Officers, they shall have Power to displace them as
they find just Cause; and to nominate others in their
Places: Which they are to present unto the Committee
of the Navy; and to receive their Approbation, both for
their Ability, and convenient Number.
4. That they take Security of all the Deputy Officers,
for the faithful Performance of their Places, as they shall
think fit in their Discretion.
5. That the said Customers or Deputies, shall pass the
publick Affairs, concerning the Customs, openly, in the
6. That the said Commissioners, and other Deputies,
do not subscribe, or sign any Bill, Cocket, Certificate,
Bill of Store, Portage Sufferance, or any Warrant whatsoever, but what shall be registred: And the Comptroller
and Surveyor, or either of them, are required to sign the
same, when the said Commissioners, or any Three of
them, shall have subscribed thereunto; that a due Cheque
may be kept upon the Accounts.
7. That they take Care, that there may be a due Examination of the whole Collections at the End of every
Month: And that the Comptroller and Surveyor do make
Certificate of the just Receipt unto the said Committee
of the Navy.
8. That the said Commissioners do make due Payment of their Receipt, from time to time, as the said
Committee shall require; and, at the End of every
Month, to finish the whole Collection, according to the
Certificate thereupon made.
9. That, by reason the Out-ports cannot return their
Accounts and Monies immediately at the End of every
Month, but must, upon Necessity, require some longer
Time after, the said Commissioners therefore shall have
Forty Days after every Month to give an Account, and
clear every Port.
10. That every Quarter Bill, for Fees and Charges,
be presented to the said Committee, to examine and give
11. That there be a Certificate made by the present
Commissioners, together with the former Commissioners,
of all Goods and Merchandizes remaining in the Warehouses, which were imported in the Times of the Acts of
Parliament, or before: And that the Custom then due
may be required; and an Account kept apart thereof, and
entered upon the Account, before the Second of July 1643.
12. No Bill of Sight by them to be subscribed and
passed, but in case the Merchant will depose he hath received no Factory, and so cannot make just Entry of his
Where there shall be any Difference, or Abuse, in the
Managing of the Customs, to give timely Notice thereof,
in all Cases, to the House of Commons, or to the Committee of the Navy; that they may make Redress thereof: And they are to observe such farther Directions, for
the better Managing of the Affairs of the said Customs,
as they shall, from time to time, receive Order from the
Parliament, or the said Committee of the Navy.
No Bill of Store to be granted exceeding Ten Pounds,
unless the Committee be first acquainted with the Consideration thereof; and so to receive Order first from them.
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Sale of Oats.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom shall give Order for the Sale of the Oats stayed
at Ratcliff, or thereabouts: And that the Proceed of
those Oats be forthwith sent, with other Monies, and
imprested, upon Account, to Sir John Hotham, for the
Service of the Garison of Hull.
Mr. Morley brings Answer, That the Lords will give a
present Meeting, at a Conference, concerning the Customers, and concerning the Term.
Sir Henry Vane is to manage that Part of the Conference that concerns the Customers.
Mr. Rous and Mr. Wheeler that Part which concerns
Ordered, That Mr. Moore, taken at Chichester, be
Seizure of Crispe's Money.
Whereas Colonel Manwaring and Captain Harvey,
by Order of this House, seized divers Parcels of Monies
and Gold belonging to Sir Nicholas Crispe, as is returned:
It is this Day Ordered, That the said Colonel do secure
the said Monies, so that none of them be removed or
meddled with, but by Order of this House: And as for
the Parcel of Gold remaining in the Tower, the House
has taken Order, That Mr. Holland, a Member of this
House, do inquire after that Parcel; and give an Account
to the House of it; and secure it in the mean time.
Advance of Money.
Ordered, That Mr. Long be added to the Committee
for Advance of Monies, that sits in London, in the Place
of Sir Wm. Brereton, who is gone into the Country.
Sir Henry Cholmeley's Rents, &c.
Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds, taken up by Sir
Hugh Cholmeley of Sir Henry Cholmlei's Rents, be forthwith paid unto Sir Henry Cholmeley: And that it be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom
to give Order for the Payment thereof; and likewise to
take Order for the Furnishing of Sir Hugh Cholmley with
some convenient Supply of Money.
Letter to Sir Hugh Cholmeley.
Sir Wm. Strickland and Mr. Darley are appointed to
prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent
to Sir Hugh Cholmeley, in Approbation of his good Service; and to express unto him the Care the House has
taken for the Supplying of him with Monies.
Person plundered, &c.
Ordered, That the Petition of Mr. Stockdale shall be
taken into Consideration in due time for his Relief. And
do farther Order, That Sir John Goodrick, who plundered
the said Mr. Stockdale to a great Value, and is now a Prisoner in Manchester, be not exchanged, or any other ways
enlarged, until he make full Satisfaction to the said Mr.
Stockdale, for the Wrongs and Injuries done unto him
for his Losses and Damages sustained by the said Plundering.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the utter Abolishing
and taking away all Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, Deans
and Chapters, &c. out of the Church of England:
Upon the Question, passed.
Mr. Glyn is appointed to carry up this Bill to the
Lords on Monday Morning next.
Collectors of Customers, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to
sequester the Receipts of the Customs, upon the Discharging of the late Collectors of the Customs, do, on
Monday next, at the Custom-house, enter the new Collectors of the Customs into the said Employment, and
Charge of those Affairs, by making it known at the Custom-house, That the said Persons are nominated, constituted, and ordained, by the Lords and Commons,
Collectors and Commissioners of the Customs and Duties upon Goods and Merchandize, exported out of, and
imported into the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of
Wales, and Town of Barwick, from the Twenty-third
Day of January 1642: And that the said Committee do,
at the same time, require and injoin the said Persons, so
nominated and ordained Collectors and Commissioners
of the Customs aforesaid, to enter upon the said Employment, and take Charge of the said Affairs accordingly.
Members disabled to sit.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Slingsby and Sir Robert
Strickland shall be forthwith disabled for continuing any
longer Members of this House during this Parliament,
for having been in actual War against the Parliament.
Message by Sir Ro. Rich and Mr. Page;
Commrs of Customs.
That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for the Nomination of the new Commissioners and Collectors of