Die Lunæ, 8 Augusti, 1642.
Affairs in Somersettshire.
MR. Pine gives an Account of some Passages that
passed in Sommersettshire on Thursday, concerning some Endeavours to put the Commission of Array in
Execution in that County, very much endeavoured by Sir
Jo. Stowell, Sir Jo. Pawlett, and Mr. Jo. Digby; and their
Endeavour to disturb and oppose the Putting in Execution the Ordinance for the Militia.
Members disabled to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Pawlett
shall be disabled to sit any longer as a Member of this
House, during this Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Stoell shall
be disabled to sit any longer as a Member of this House,
during this Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Speaker shall
issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in
Chancery, for a new Writ for Electing of Two Knights to
serve in this Parliament, for the County of Sommersett,
in the Place and Stead of Sir Jo. Pawlett and Sir Jo. Stoell,
formerly chosen to serve as Knights for the said County
of Sommersett, and since disabled by the Judgment of
Affairs in Monmouth.
A Letter from Mr. Wm. Herbert, Father to Mr.
H. Herbert his Son, a Member of this House, of the
County of Monmouth, of 31° of July, expressing, that the
Order of both Houses to be published by the Judge of
Assizes, declaring the Illegality of the Commission of Array, was delivered unto Baron Henden their Judge; and
he refused to do it: That many Justices of Peace are put
out of the Commission of Peace; and others, that are
mere Creatures of the Earl of Worcester, and his Allies,
put in; and that neither the Earl of Worcester, nor his
Son, are yet disarmed.
Ordered, That Mr. H. Herbert be injoined to go down
into the County of Monmouth, to see the Ordinance of
Militia put in Execution in that County: And that he
shall be armed with such Instructions as are prepared for
other Counties; and put in such Names as he shall think
That a Conference shall be desired with the Lords; and
that this Letter from the County of Monmouth be read at
this Conference; and to desire that the Deputy Lieutenants of that County may have Power, by an Order from
both Houses, to disarm the Earl of Worcester, and his Son,
and all other Papists, or suspected Persons, whose Wives
and Children are Papists; and to desire, that all Deputy
Lieutenants of other Counties may have Power to
disarm all Papists, and other ill-affected Persons, in all
Sir H. Mildmay, and Mr. Serjeant Wilde, are to
manage this Conference.
An Ordinance to constitute Sir H. Vane junior, Knight,
Treasurer of the Navy, was read; and assented unto.
A Letter from a Gentleman of the County of Nottingham, was this Day read: And Mr. Millington ordered to
return Thanks to the Town of Nottingham, and to James
Chadwick Esquire, and to the Gentlemen of the Country
then present; and to assure them, that both Houses will
do all Things that shall be conducing to their Indemnity.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do consider what Power and Instructions are fit to be left
with that Committee during the Time of the Adjournment.
Supplies for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Magazine at Chester, provided for
Ireland, be immediately sent over to Dublyn:
That Mr. Skinner be required forthwith to go to
Chester; and to take Order for the speedy sending over
of the Arms, Cloaths, and Shoes, and other Provisions at
Chester, and the Three-and-twenty thousand Pounds
there; and that he go over with the said Monies, and see
them disposed according to the Order of this House:
And that Mr. Reynolds do write a Letter to the Lord
Lieutenant; to acquaint him, That, in regard of the Obstructions of Sending over of Money and Arms, and
other Provisions, into Ireland, this House hath taken
Care to send Mr. Skinner over, for the more careful and
speedy Sending over of the same.
Allowance to Skinner.
Ordered, That Mr. Skinner shall have One hundred
Pounds allowed him for his Pains and Service, in going
over into Ireland, to see the Monies, Arms, Cloaths, Ammunition, and other Provisions for Ireland, conveyed
speedily and carefully thither: And that the said One
hundred Pounds be deducted out of the Wages due to
those Officers, by whose Neglect and Default this Charge
is brought upon the Commonwealth.
A Letter of the 5th of August, from Yorke, directed to
Mr. Pym, concerning the Passages at the last Meeting, on
Thursday last, at Heworth Moore, was this Day read.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Ben. Rudyard shall have Leave to
go into the Country.
Disbursement in Nottingham.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That whosoever
of the County of Northampton shall disburse any Money
for the Payment of Soldiers, or for the Providing of
Arms, or Ammunition, for the Defence of the King and
Parliament to be disposed of according to the Directions,
and upon Warrant, of the Lieutenant of the said County,
or any Two of the Deputy Lieutenants of the said County, shall do an acceptable Service; and shall be repaid
out of the Monies that shall come in from that County,
upon the Propositions for Bringing in of Money, Horse,
and Plate: And the aforesaid Warrants shall be a sufficient Discharge for those who shall be appointed to receive Money upon the said Propositions: And if that
shall not be sufficient, so much as shall be wanting shall
be assured upon the publick Faith of both Houses, to be
Payment to Dreydon, &c.
WHEREAS, by an Order of the Commons House
of Parliament, dated 28th Day of April last past, the Sum
of One thousand Pounds was ordered to be paid out of
the Monies that shall come in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, in the County of Northampton,
to Sir John Dreydon Baronet, Sir Christopher Yelverton,
Knight and Baronet, Sir Gilbert Pickering Baronet, and
John Crew Esquire, for so much Money advanced by
them for the Service of the Kingdom of Ireland: It is
this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the
Collectors of the Subsidy upon the Bill of Four hundred
thousand Pounds, in the County of Northampton, or any
of them, shall pay out of such Monies as they have or
shall so collect, the said Sum of One thousand Pounds to
the said Parties above mentioned: And an Acquittance
under their Hands, for the Receipt thereof, shall be a
sufficient Discharge to the said Collectors, or any of them:
And the Treasurers appointed by the said Act to receive
the said Subsidies, shall accept of the said Acquittances,
as if so much Monies had been paid in by the said Collectors, or any of them.
SIR Hen. Mildmy reports from the Committee for
Emanuel College, That these Amendments may be
added to the former Order concerning the superannuated
Fellows; viz. That the Word "Suspension," and "Mr.
Holbeche, Mr. Harris, and Mr. Hall," be inserted; and
that this Order do extend to superannuated Persons for
the Time to come: All which, upon the Question, were
The humble Petition of the Mayor of Salisbury was
Resolved, upon the Question, he shall be forthwith
discharged of any further Restraint.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this ... doth approve of * * * * [a] to be Bail for Wm. Legent; and,
of * *
The Petition of divers of the Parish of Brenchley in
the County of Kent was read: Who were called in; and
did avow their Petition: And
Persons sent for, &c.
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That * Turner
the Parish Clerk of Brenchley, shall be forthwith sent
for as a Delinquent.
Resolved, &c. That Walter Roberts shall be forthwith
summoned to attend this House.
Sir Jo. Northcott.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Northcott shall be excused for
sending those Horses to London, which he hath unwritten
E. of Bath.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to send for the
Earl of Bath to attend their House.
Navy Treasurer, &c.
Sir Jo. Evelyn reports, The Lords do agree to the
Ordinance to make Sir Hen. Vane Treasurer of the Monies to the Navy: And for the other Order for the Regulating the Officers in the Custom-house, they will send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Strode, and Mr.
Oldesworth, do draw a general Order for the Execution
of the Militia.
Lieut. of Hereforde.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Essex shall be Lieutenant of the County of Hereforde: And that Sir Ro. Harley
do move the Lords to join herein with this House.
Ordered, That the Sums of Money lent by the Mariners upon the River of Thames, for the Affairs of Ireland, shall be paid to the Treasurers in the City of London
appointed to receive the Monies that come in upon the
Act of Contribution for Ireland: Who are required to
receive the same, and to give an Acquittance for the Receipt of such Sums of Money as the said Mariners shall
lend and bring in: And this House doth engage themselves to pass an Ordinance of both Houses for the Security for Repayment thereof.
Ordered, That the Report made by Sir Rob. Harley,
concerning Londonderry and Colraine, be referred to the
Commissioners for Irish Affairs.
English at St. Sebastians.
Extract of a Letter from St. Sebastians, in Spaine, read;
shewing how cruelly our English Merchants are used by
the Governor there, for attempting to take an Irish
Vessel, going with Arms and Ammunition to the Rebels
Ordered, That the Lords be acquainted herewith, at
the next Conference; and that they join with this House,
to acquaint the Spanish Ambassador here; and to demand
Reparations: And that a Letter be written to the English
Ambassador in Spaine, to see these Men repaired, and
their Goods delivered.
Pass for Lord Moone's Son.
Ordered, That the Lord Moone's Son have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go beyond Seas.
Symonds' &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Edw. Symonds, Pastor
of Rayne, Com' Essex; and of Rob. Barrell, Curate of
Maidston; be referred to the Committee of scandalous
Ministers: And they are to sit on Wednesday next, at
Two..Clock, post meridiem.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Charles Mountford, Wm. Jennings,
Edward Rust, Basil Wood, shall be forthwith sent for,
as Delinquents, for divers scandalous and contemptuous
Words, spoken by them against the Parliament.
Message from the Lords, by Dr. Ailett and Dr. Heath;
That the Lords do desire a present Conference concerning a Petition of some Lords, Knights, and Gentlemen, of the County of Yorke.-
Sir Chr. Yelverton is appointed to desire a Conference
with the Lords, concerning the Letter from St. Sebastians,
and another from Monmouth. -
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will give a present Meeting as is desired.
Sir John Evelyn, Sir Hugh Cholmley, Sir Wm. Strictland, Mr. Herbert, appointed Managers of this Conference.
Advance from Customs.
Ordered, That the Collectors for the Customs be desired to advance Four hundred and Fifty-four Pounds
Fourteen Shillings and Eight. Pence, to the Masters of
the Ships that came from Hull, and brought the Ammunition from thence hither; there being so much yet due
for their Pay and Demurrage.
Sir Rob. Harley reports, the Lords do agree concerning the Acquainting the Spanish Ambassador with the
Business of St. Sebastians in Spaine: And Sir Ro. Harley
and Sir T. Cheeke are to acquaint him therewith.
Bonds for Customs.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Customs do
detain in their Hands those Bonds they have for Custom
yet due and unpaid, and not delivered over to Sir W.
Russell; and likewise the One thousand Pounds, and such
other Monies as are yet in their Hands for Customs.
And further ordered, That Sir Wm. Russell be required
to return those Bonds for Customs, that remain in his
Hands; or to pay the Monies due thereupon, to such
Persons as the Committee for the Navy shall appoint:
And this House doth engage itself to save them harmless.
Sir Jo. Evelyn reports from the Conference with the
Lords, 1. The Petition from divers Lords, Knights, and
Gentlemen of the County of Yorke: Which was read.
Then Sir Jo. Evelyn told the House, That the Lords
Opinion of it was, that this was One of the highest and
most insolent Petitions that ever came to Parliament; and
are resolved to have Justice done upon those Persons
that did thus challenge and defy the Parliament; and did
make no Doubt, but that a Party would be there found
to make that Country too hot for them; and desired
it might be referred to a Committee of both Houses, to
consider what is fit to be done thereupon.
Mr. Pym reports from the Committee of the Defence
of the Kingdom, and Ordinance, to pass both Houses,
for the Lord Lieutenants to raise Forces in Counties, to
oppose those traiterous Persons that raise Forces against
the Parliament; and with them to fight: Which was
read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join herein;
and that it be forthwith printed: And that Mr. Strode
do carry the same to the Lords.
Artillery Officers, &c. for Ireland.
Upon Complaint this Day made by Mr. Wm. Gilbert,
that divers Officers and Attendants of the Train of Artillery belonging to Ireland, and now in Town, have
received One Month's Pay, ending about the 25th of
July, to set them forward, and conduct them to Dublyn,
where their several Charges are; but the said Officers,
notwithstanding they have received both Order and Pay
to be gone, remain still in Town: It is therefore Ordered,
by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
That Mr. Wm. Gilbert shall pay unto the Persons undernamed One Month's Advance, ending the 20th of August:
And that, immediately upon the Receipt thereof, they
taking Certificates under his Hand whereby they may pass,
shall make their present Repair by Land to Chester, and
so to Dublin; and such as shall be by him designed, shall
go by Sea, to attend the Stores and Ammunitions thither: And whosoever shall be found to neglect his present
Repair thither, shall suffer such exemplary Punishment
for the same, as to this House shall seem meet.-
John Mansell, Charles Bredeman, Nathanael Bennett,
Joachim Hane, John Lyons, Jo. Medcalff, Frederick
Searinge, Henry Gould, George Browne, Ralph Hardwick, Simon Waddington, John Husband, Richard Pickford, Wm. Bristock, Paul Stoner, Michael Baxton,
Adam Tresser, Symond Engelland, John Brock, Henry
Joanes, James Smyth, Paul Glanvile, John Robson,
Richard Pope, Wm. Killick.-
Deserter sent for.
And it is further Ordered, That, whereas Wm. Kelleway, Gunsmith, hath received Two Months Pay, in the
said Train of Artillery for Ireland, is now run away from
West Chester, and hath deserted the said Service; that
the said Wm. Kelloway be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by a Messenger of this House.
Mr. Strode reports, the Lords do concur with this
House in the Ordinance concerning Somersetshire.
Payment to Allen.
Ordered, That the Treasurers for the Irish Contribution, appointed also to receive the Monies lent by the
Trinity-house Men, for the Affairs of Ireland, do pay Six
hundred and Twenty Pounds of those Monies to Mr.
Allen, a Goldsmith, that prepared the Jewel for the Earl
of Ormond, by Order of this House, so soon as the Monies come to their Hands.
Ordered, That Capt. Trencherd do repair to the Committee of London, to give an Account of the Monies received by him for the Service of Ireland; and deliver such
Things as he hath bought with that Money: And the
Committee has Power to send for him to give his Account.
Commission of Array in Cornewall.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylott and
That the Lords have received Intelligence, that there
are Five or Six Gentlemen, whereof Three are Members
of this House, have joined together, in putting the Commission of Array in Execution in Cornewall; and therefore desire you to join with them in sending for them:
The Names of them are, Sir Nicolas Slaning, Sir Bevile
Greenevile, and Mr. Jo. Arundell.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will send an Answer by Messengers of our own.