[2 December, 1648.]
Names of Commissioners for settling Militia throughout England and Wales.
The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament finding it
necessary, That the severall Counties of the Kingdome of
England and Dominion of Wales, and Towne of Barwick, be put
into a posture of Defence, for the preservation and safety of the
King, Parliament and Kingdome; Do Ordaine and be it hereby
Ordained by the said Lords and Commons, That for the setling
of the Militia in the Kingdome and Dominion aforesaid, and
Towne of Barwick, The persons hereafter named, shall be
Commissioners for the severall Counties, Cities and places for
which they are hereby respectively appointed Commissioners;
For the County of Bedford.
Henry Earle of Kent, Thomas Lord Bruce, Sir Beauchamp St.
John, Sir Thomas Arlston, Sir John Burgoine, Sir Oliver Luke,
Sir Samuel Luke, Sir Roger Burgoyne, Sir William Briers, Sir
William Boteler, Samuel Browne, Richard Edwards, Thomas
Rolt, John Harvey, James Beverley, Humphrey Monox, John
Vaux, Richard Cockaigne, Clement Armiger, Edward Cater,
Esquires, Sir John Rolt.
For the County of Berks.
William Lenthall Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir
Francis Pile Baronet, Sir Robert Pye senr. Sir Benjamin Rudyerd,
Henry Martin, Edmund Dunsh, Tanfield Vachell, Peregrine
Hoby, John Lenthall, Thomas Hussey, Robert Packer, Sir Robert
Pye junr. George Purefoy, John Southby, Thomas Fettiplace,
Roger Knight, Edward Clark, Richard Knolls, William Hyde
William Barker Esquires, Henry Nevill Esq; Daniel Blagrave.
For the County of Buckingham.
Philip Lord Wharton, Thomas Lord Viscount Wenman, Sir
Peter Temple Knight and Baronet, Sir Peter Wentworth Knight
of the Bath, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir William Drake Baronet, Sir
Gregory Norton, Sir Richard Ingoldsby, Sir William Saunders,
Sir Thomas Saunders, Sir Richard Piggot, knights, Richard
Winwood, Bulstrode Whitelock, John Dormer, George Fleetwood,
Edward West, Henry Andrewes, Richard Sargeant, Colonell
Francis Martin, Cornelius Holland, Richard Ingoldsby, Francis
Drake, Isaac Pennington, Thomas Bulstrode, Thomas Lane,
Richard Greenvile, Anthony Radcliffe, Simon Mayne, Thomas
Scot, Richard Barringer, Henry Beck, Thomas Chaloner, James
Chaloner, Thomas Tirrell, William Bowyer, Francis Ingoldsby
Esq; Thomas Johnson, Thomas White.
For the City of Bristoll.
Philip Earle of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, the Mayor for
the time being, Richard Aldworth, Luke Hodges, Richard Vickirs,
Henry Gibs, Hugh Browne, John Hagget, Robert Aldworth,
Denzil Hollis, Esquires, Colonell John Birch, Edward Tyson,
George Hart, Joseph Jackson Alderman of the City of Bristol.
James Powell, William Grigg, Dennis Hollester.
For the County of Cambridge, and the Isle of Ely.
County of Cambridge and Isle of Ely.
Dudley Lord North, Sir Dudley North, Sir John Maynard
Knight of the Bath, Sir Miles Saundis, Sir James Reynolds, Sir
Edward Partridge, Sir Thomas Martin, Francis Russell, Oliver
Cromwell, Thomas Wendy, Thomas Ducket, Michael Dalton,
John Hubbard, William Fisher, Tristram Diamond, John Lowry,
Dudley Pope, Thomas Castle, Edward Ventris, Edward Leeds,
Robert Castle, Edward Clench, Thomas Bendish, George Clapthorne, Thomas Fincham, John Toweres, Robert Clarke, Talbot
Pepis, Killiphett Russell, Philip Story, Robert Hamond, Francis
Underwood, Lieutenant Colonell William Dodson, the Mayor of
Cambridge for the time being, Henry Lucas.
For the County of Chester.
County of Chester.
William Lord Viscount Say and Seale, Sir William Brereton
Sir George Booth Knights and Baronets, George Booth Esq. Sir
Henry Delves Knight and Baronet, John Glynn Esq. Recorder of
the City of London, Thomas Stanley Esq. Roger Wilbraham,
Henry Brookes, Robert Duckenfield, Thomas Marbury, John
Leigh, John Crewe, Thomas Croxton, Jonathan Bruen, Peter
Brooke, Thomas Mainwaring Esquires, Colonell James Louthiane,
Edward Hyde, and William Massey, Esquires.
For the City of Chester.
City of Chester.
John Glynn Esq. Recorder of the City of London, Sir William
Brereton Baronet, Colonell George Booth, Robert Wright, John
Ratcliffe, Esq. Recorder of the City of Chester, Colonell William
Edwards, Richard Leicester, Robert Whitby, Edward Bradshaw,
John Whittell, Richard Bradshawe, Calvin Bruen, and Peter
Leigh Aldermen, William Wright, Richard Minshall, John Wynn,
and the Mayor.
For the County of Cumberland.
Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Francis Lord Dacres, Philip
Lord Wharton, William Lord Grey of Warke, Sir Wilfrid
Lawson Knight, William Pennington, William Lawson, William
Briscoe, Henry Tolson, John Barwis, Thomas Curwen, Thomas
Barwis Esq. Michael Studholme, John Hodgeson, Thomas Milburne, Thomas Craister Gentl. William Armin, Richard Barwis
John Lord Roberts, Francis Buller, Hugh Boscawen, John St.
Aubin, Thomas Arundle, Francis Godolphin of Trevenege,
Edward Herle, John Eliot, John Moile, Richard Erisey, John
Trefusis, Nicholas Trefusis, Thomas Gewen, John Penrose Esq.
John Carew, Anthony Nicoll, Christopher Worthevale, Francis
For the County of Darby.
John Earle of Rutland, Sir George Gresley Knight and
Baronet, Sir Francis Burdet Baronet, Sir John Curson Baronet,
Sir Edward Cooke, Sir John Gell Baronets, Sir Edward Leech,
Sir John Cooke, Sir Samuel Sleigh Knights, Francis Munday
Henry Wigsall, Randall Ashenhurst, Thomas Gell, Robert Eire,
George Pool Esq. William Walley, James Abney, John Munday
Esq. Gervace Bennet, Ralph Clarke, Nathaniel Hallowes Gent.
the Mayor for the time being, Major Thomas Saunders, Robert
Willimot, Robert Mella.
For the County of Dorset.
Algernon Earle of Northumberland, William Earle of Salisbury,
Thomas Lord Bruce, Charles Lord Cranborne, Denzell Holles
Esq. Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper Baronet, Sir Thomas Trenchard,
Sir Walter Earle, knights, Francis Hollis, John Browne, Thomas
Earle, John FitzJames, Robert Coker, John Bingham, Thomas
Moore, John Trenchard, Dennis Bond, Henry Henley, Edward
Hooper, Francis Chettle, William Siddenham junr. Robert
Butler, Giles Green, Richard Brodripp, Richard Rose, Thomas
Casley, John Whiteway, William Carrant Esquires.
For the County of Devon.
Philip Earle of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, John Lord Roberts, Sir John Bampfield, Sir Francis Drake, Sir John Northcott
Baronets, Sir Edmond Fowell, Sir John Young, Sir Nicholas
Martin, Knights, John Harris of Hayne, William Fry, George
Chudleigh, Arthur Upton, Robert Roll, Thomas Earle, Henry
Walrond, Hugh Fortescue, John Drake of Ash, William Morris,
Hugh Trevillian, the Mayor of Plymouth for the time being,
Edmund Prideaux, John Doggeridge, Richard Rose, Thomas
Boone, John Tirling, William Putt, John Bury, John Fortescue,
John Champneys, John Wollacombe, Robert Savery, William
Bastard, John Quick, Henry Worth, Thomas Drake, Peter
Beavyes, Richard Duck, Robert Duke, Christoper Martin, John
Carew Esqr. Colonell Ralph Weldon.
For the City of Exeter.
The Mayor and Recorder for the time being, Adam Bennet,
Walter White, Richard Saunders, Aldermen, James Gould Esq
Richard Crossing, John Hackwell, Christopher Clarke, Aldermen,
Samuel Clarke, Nicholas Brooking, Nicholas Brindley, Simon
For the County of Duresme.
County of Durham.
Sir Henry Vane the elder, Sir Arthur Hasilrigg Baronet, Sir
Henry Vane junr. Sir William Selby Knight, Sir Richard Bellasis
Knight, Sir George Vane Knight, Charles Vane, Clement Fulthorpe, John Blakiston, Henry Warmouth, Thomas Sadforth,
Richard Lilbourne, Francis Wren, Timothy Whitingham, James
Clavering, Thomas Mitford, Robert Ellison, George Lilburne
Esquire, George Gray Gent.
For the County of Essex.
Robert Earle of Warwicke, James Earle of Suffolke, William
Lord Maynard, William Lord Gray of Warke, Charles Rich Esq.
Sir John Barrington, Sir Harbottle Grimstone, Sir William
Massam, Sir Richard Everard, Sir Martin Lumley, Knights and
Baronets, Sir Henry Mildmay of Wanstead Knight, Sir Thomas
Cheeke, Sir William Roe, Sir Henry Holcroft, Sir Thomas Honywood, Knights, William Masham, Capell Luckin, John Sayer,
Henry Mildmay of Graces, James Cambell, Deane Tindell
Timothy Middleton, John Meade, Oliver Raymond, Richard
Harlackenden, Carey Mildmay, Arthur Barnardiston Esqrs,
Sampson Sheffield, Henry Barrington, Robert Smith Esqs.
Colonell Thomas Cooke of Pedmash, John Eden Esq. Colonell
Thomas Ayloffe, Richard Cutts Esq. Colonell John Sparrow.
For the County of Gloucester.
William Lord Viscount Say and Seale, Charles Lord Delaware,
James Fienns Esq., Sir John Seymor Knight, Nathaniel Stephens,
Edward Stephens, John Stephens, Sir Giles Overbury Knight,
Thomas Hodges, John Fettiplace, John Coddrington, SamuelCoddrington, Mathew Huntley, William Stafford, Thomas
Stephens, Richard Stephens, William Cooke, Isaac Bromage,
Anthony Kingscot, Thomas Eastcourt, Silvanus Wood, John
Dighton, William Leigh, Richard Ailworth, John Barnard,
Robert Oldesworth, Richard Yate, Edward Massey, Thomas
James, William Browne, John Barrow, George Krim Esqrs,
Stephen Fowler, James Hawkins, Robert Waterworth Gent.,
Thomas Pury Esq. Robert Kirle, William Sheppard Esquires,
Jeremy Buck Gent.
For the City of Gloucester.
City of Gloucester
The Mayor Recorder, and Sheriffes for the time being, John
Brewster, William Singleton, William Capell, Thomas Hill,
Thomas Pury, Dennis Wise, Luke Nurse, John Maddox, Henry
Cugley, James Stephens, Laurence Singleton, Jasper Cloterbooke,
Aldermen, Thomas Hodges, John Lenthall, John Dorny, John
Hanbury, Silvanus Wood, William Shepheard, Evan Soize,
Esquires, Thomas Pury Junior, Gent.
For the County of Huntington.
Edward Earle of Manchester, Edward Lord Mountague, George
Mountague, Edward Mountague, Oliver Crumwell, Valentine
Walton, Abraham Burrell, Robert Barnard, John Castle, Nicholas
Pedley, Esquires, Robert Vinter, Robert Harvey Gent. Sir Thomas
Dacres Knight. Thomas Templer Gent.
For the County of Hereford.
Walter Lord Viscount Hereford, Leicester Devereux Esq. Sir
Edward Powell Baronet, Sir Robert Harley Knight of the Bath
Francis Kirle, Edward Harley, Samuel More, Walter Kirle,
Colonell John Birch, Robert Kirle, Robert Harley, John Scuda,
more, Bennet Hoskins, William Crowther, John Flcket junr,Ambrose Elton junr. John Patteshall, Thomas Blaney, Thomas
Rawlins, Thomas Baskervile, Francis Pember, William Littleton
Esquires, Thomas Eaton Gent, Captaine Priamus Davies, John
Herring, John James, Esqrs.
For the County of Hartford.
William Earle of Salisbury, Charles Lord Viscount Cranborne,
Edward Lord Howard of Escrigge, Robert Cecill Esq; Sir John
Garret, Sir Richard Lucy, Sir John Read, Sir Brocket Spencer,
Knights and Baronets, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir William Litton,
Sir John Gore of Gilstone, Sir Thomas Hewet, Sir John Wittewrong, Knights, Thomas Dacres, Ralph Freeman, William
Priesley, John Heydon, William Lemmon, Richard Jennins,
Edward Wingate, Thomas Dockwary, Graveley Norton, Edmund
Smith, Gabriel Barber, Thomas Tooke, William Ashton, John
Scroggs Esqr. Alexander Wild, William Foxwist, Francis Steward,
John Robothom Esquires, Wil. Plummer, Alban Coxe, William
For the County of Kent, City and County of the City of Canterbury
and Cinque Ports.
Kent, City and County of Canterbury and Cinque Ports.
Henry Earle of Kent, Philip Earle of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Philip Lord Lisle, Algernon Sidney Esq; Sir Henry
Vane the elder, knight, Sir John Rivers, Sir Edward Monins, Sir
Humphrey Tufton, Sir Thomas Stiles, Baronet, Sir Michael
Livesay, Sir Henry Heyman, Barronets, Sir Thomas Walsingham
Sir Anthony Weldon, Sir James Oxenden, Sir Chenley Culpeper
Sir Henry Vane junior, Sir Nicholas Miller, Sir Peter Godfrey,
Sir John Roberts, Knights, Richard Brown, John Bois de Fredoile,
Henry Oxindin de Deane, Augustin Skinner, John Bois de
Beterhanger, Richard Lee, John Browne, Thomas Selyard, Ralph
Weldon, Robert Scot, Thomas Westrow, Thomas Blount, William
James, Henry Hunnywood, Richard Beale, John Nutt, Robert
Hales, John Dixwell, Lamburd Godfrey, Richard Porter, William
Kenwick, John Bix, William Boothby, Thomas Plummer, The
Maior of Canterbury for the time being, Thomas Denure Recorder,
George Duke, William Say, John Barker, Samuell Short, Thomas
Broadnax, Edward Ash, Esqrs, Colonell George Thompson, Mr.
John Twisleton, Mr. Thomas Paramore, Captaine Thomas Foche
Mr. John Selyard, Mr. William Draper, Gregory Clement, Gent.
For the County of Leicester.
Henry Earle of Kent, Henry Earle of Stamford, Thomas Lord
Gray of Grooby, Colonell Theophilus Gray, Sir John Curson,
knight and Baronet; Sir Edward Hartop Senior, Sir Arthur
Haselrigg Baronets Sir Martin Lister, Sir Thomas Hartop, Sir
Roger Smith, Knights; John St. John Esq. Thomas Beamont,
Peter Temple, Arthur Staveley, Henry Smith Thomas Haselrigg
William Hewet, Colonell Francis Hacker, Major Henry Mashham,
William Benbrige, Archibald Palmer, Captaine Thomas Disney,
John Goodman Esqrs, William Stanley, Edmund Cradoche
Aldermen of the Towne of Leicester.
For the County of Lancaster.
Sir Richard Houghton Baronet, Sir George Booth, Sir Ralph
Ashton, Sir Thomas Stanley, Sir Robert Binlosse, knights and
Baronets, Colonell George Booth, Colonell Ralph Ashton,
Colonell Richard Shuttleworth, Colonell Richard Holland,
Colonell John Moore, Colonell Alex Rigby, Colonell John Booth,
William Ashurst, John Atherton, John Holcroft, Gilbert Ireland
Richard Standish, Peter Brooke, Thomas Fell, William Laughton,
George Dodding, James Ashton, Edward Butterworth, Savill
Radcliffe, Peter Egerton, Richard Shuttleworth junior, Richard
Ashton, John Starkey, Richard Haworth, John Bradshaw, Ralph
Worthington, Thomas Birch, Laurence Rosthorne, Esqrs, Nicholas
Cuncliffe Gent, Christopher Bannister, Philip Waineman, Robert
Hide and Peter Bold of Bold Esquires.
For the County of Lincolne.
John Earle of Rutland, Henry Earle of Stamford, Edmund
Earle of Mulgrave, Theophilus Earle of Lincolne, Edward Lord
Clinton, William Pierpont, Francis Pierpont, Nathaniel Fienns,
Esquires, Sir John Wray, Sir William Armyn, Knights and
Barronets, Sir Edward Aiscew, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Hamond
Witchcot, Knights, Sir Richard Earle, Sir John Brownlowe, Sir
Thomas Trollop, Baronets, John Wray, Francis Fines, alias
Clinton, Edward Ascue, Thomas Grantham, Thomas Hatsher,
Edmund Anderson, Henry Pelham, Edward Rossiter, William
Wray, William Oldfield, Thomas Lister, Mountague Cholmeley,
William Ellis, William Armin, John Nelthorpe, John Hobson,
John Archer, William Godfrey, Henry Massingbeard, Thomas
Copledike, Charles Hall, John Harrington, Thomas Irby, William
Savill, Edmund Ellis, John Willesby, Humphrey Walcot, John
Weaver, William Trolop, William Bury, William Welby, William
Lister, Thomas Hall, Draynard Massingbeard, William Woolley,
Isaac Knight, Esquires, Samuell Christ Esq, Edward Nelthorpe,
William Thompson, Reynell Hall, Maior of Boston for the time
being, William Hobson Esq.
For the City of Lincolne.
City of Lincoln.
The Maior for the time being, Thomas Grantham, Thomas
Lister, Henry Pelham, William Marshall, George Bracebridge,
Edward Emys, Aldermen, and Originell Port Citizen.
Algernon Earle of Northumberland, George Earle of Desmond,
Sir Henry Vane senr, Sir Richard Wynn, Sir Thomas Fowler,
Sir Edward Barkham, Sir Richard Sprignall Baronets, Sir John
Hippesley, Sir Robert Pye, Sir William Roberts, Sir John Trevor,
Sir James Harrington Knights, John Hawtrey, Lancelott Lake,
John Huxley, Richard Newdigate, William Wheeler, Thomas
Mansh, Thomas Lane, Sir John Danvers Knight, Sir Gilbert
Gerard, Baronet; Francis Gerard Esq, Major Generall Browne,
John Glyn Esq. Recorder of the City of London, Colonell
Edmund Harvey, Laurence Whitaker, Thomas Morris, Richard
Downton, John Browne, John Spilman Esquires
For the County of Nottingham and Towne of Nottingham.
County and Town of Nottingham.
William Pierpont, Francis Pierpont Esquires, Sir William
Lister, Sir Edward Worthley Knights, John Hutchinson, Edward
Aiscough, Nicholas Charleton, Charles White, Joseph Widmerpoole, Robert Reynes Esquires, John James, William Nix
Alderman, Clement Spilman Esquire, Recorder; Henry Sacheverell, Edward Nevill, Charles Dobson, Gervas Piggot, Gilbert
Millington, George Hutchinson, Denzell Hollis Esquires.
For the County of Northampton.
Edward Earle of Manchester, John Earle of Exeter, Edward
Lord Mountague, William Lord Fitzwilliam, George Mountague
Esq. Sir John Driden, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Sir John
Norwich, Sir Edward Nicholls, Sir Gilbert Pickering Knights and
Baronets, Sir Richard Samuell Knight, John Crew, Zouch Tate,
Richard Knightley, Oliver St. John, John Barnard, Edward
Harby, John Cartwright, Philip Holeman, John Norton, Richard
Knightley Junior, John Thorneton, John Claypoole, Richard
Andrewes, Esquires, Thomas Brooke, Edward Farmer, Robert
For the County of Norfolk.
Robert Earle of Warwick, Edward Earle of Manchester, Sir
Thomas Woodhouse, Sir Richard Barney, Sir Horacio Townesend
Sir John Holland, Sir Ralph Hare, Sir William Paston, Sir John
Pots, Sir John Palgrave, Sir Isaac Ashley, Baronets, Sir Edward
Ashley, Sir George Windham, Sir Valentine Pell, Sir Thomas
Guibbon, Sir Thomas Hoogan, Knights, John Cooke, John
Spellman, Gregory Gawsell, Robert Wilton, Robert Wood, Thomas
Windham, Robert Jermy, Thomas Wild, James Calthorpe, Miles
Corbet, William Heveningham, Framlingham Gawdy, Martin
Sidley, Philip Skippon, Charles Fleetwood, John May of Lynn
Regis, Edward Owner and Nicholas Cuttein of Yarmouth, Sir
John Thorowgood, Philip Bedingfield, Thomas Wright, Esquires,
Samuel Smith, James de Gray, John Buckston, Tobias Frier,
Thomas Toll Esquires, John Lincolne of Thetford.
For the City of Norwich.
City of Norwich.
The Maior of Norwich for the time being, Christopher Barret,
Edmund Burman, Aldermen, Samuel Smith Recorder, Erasmus
Earle—Charles, George Cocke, Adrian Parmenter, Mathew
Peckover, Robert Baron, Samuell Puckle, John Riley, William
Symonds, Thomas Barret, Thomas Ashwell, William Davy,
Henry King Aldermen, Thomas Atkins Aldermen of the City of
London, Robert Pagnell Esq. Gabriell Barber, Doctor of Physick,
John Hawse, Doctor of Physick.
For the County of Northumberland.
Algernon Earle of Northumberland, William Lord Gray of
Warke, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Sir John Fenwick, Baronets, Sir
William Selby of Twisell, Knight, Robert Lisle Esquire, Sir
Thomas Widderington Knight, William Fenwicke of Wallington,
Esq. Ralph Delavall of Seaton Delavall, Michael Weldon, Robert
Clavering of Brenkburne, Esquires, William Shaftoe, Henry
Ogle, George Fenwicke of Brenkburne, Esquire, Robert Scawen,
John Sleigh, George Payler, Richard Forster, Esquires, Sir John
Delavall Knight, Thomas Midleton, Robert Midleton, Robert
Fenwick, Thomas Lawrence, John Hall, Ed. Fenwick, Esquires
Henry Horsley, Ralph Salkeld Gentlemen.
For the Towne of Newcastle.
Algernon Earle of Northumberland, Sir Arthur Hesilrige
Baronet, The Maior for the time being, John Blakiston Esquire
George Dawson, Christopher Nicholson Alderman, Edward Man
Towne Clarke, Robert Ellison, Thomas Ledgeard Esq. Marke
Shafto, Recorder; Henry Warmouth, Henry Dawson, William
Dawson, Thomas Bonner, Robert Young, George Fenwick, George
Blakiston, Phineas Allen.
For the Towne of Berwick upon Tweed.
Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir William Selby Knight, John
Sleigh, Robert Scawen, George Pailer, Esquires, Ralph Shalkeld
For the County of Oxford.
County of Oxford.
William Lord Viscount Say and Seale, Thomas Lord Viscount
Wenman, William Lenthall Esq. Speaker of the House of
Commons, James Fiennes Esquire, Sir James Harrington, Sir
Thomas Read, Sir William Cobb, Sir Francis Norris, Bulstrode
Whitelocke Esquire, Edmund Dunch, John Lenthall, John
Doyley, Thomas Tipping, Robert Jenkinson, Edmund Lenthall,
Edward Clarke, William Cope, Robert Scroope, William Tipping,
William Draper, Vincent Barry, Thomas Appletree, Edmond
Simmons of Pulton, Esquires, Nathaniel Fienns, Adrian Scroope,
John Cartwright Esquires, John Nixon Alderman of Oxford.
Town and County of Poole.
Town and County of Poole.
The Maior for the time being, Sir Walter Earle Knight,
Thomas Earle Esquire, George Skutt senior, Aaron Durell,
Haveland Hilley, William Skutt, Henry Harding. George Skutt
junior, Richard Dolbury, Gentleman, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper
Baronet, Col. John Bingham Esquire.
For the County of Rutland.
John Earle of Exceter, Henry Earle of Stamford, Christopher
Browne, Thomas Lord Grey of Grooby, Sir Thomas Hartopp, Sir
James Harrington Knight, Sir Edward Harrington Knight and
Baronet, Robert Horseman, Edward Horseman Esquire, Colonell
Thomas Waite, Evers Armine, John Osborne, John Hatcher,
Richard Hollford, Esquire, John Weaver Esquire, Benjamin
Norton, John Holthead.
For the County of Southampton, and Towne and
County of Southampton.
County, and Town and County of Southampton.
Philip Earle of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Charles Lord
Delaware, Sir Samuel Uvedall Knight, Sir Thomas Gervois, Sir
William Waller, Sir Henry Mildmay Knights, Sir William Lewis
Baronet, Sir Richard Kingsmill Knight, Robert Wallop, Richard
Whitehead, Richard Norton, William Jephson, John Lisle, John
Button Senior, John Bulkeley, John Kemp, Henry Campion
Nicholas Love, Thomas Hussey, John Fielder, Edward Boat
Henry Wallop, Thomas Cole, John St. Barbe, Edward Hooper
John Hooke, Edward Goddard, Thomas Bottesworth, Colonell
John Lloid, Robert Reynolds and Francis Allen, Esquires, John
Button junior, Francis Rivet Esquire, Henry Brunfield, Esq.
Richard Major Esq. Francis Tilney, John Woolveridge, William
Pit, Thomas Creswell, John Hildesley, Esquires, Peter de Gay
Gentlemen, William Wheeler Esquire.
For the County of Sussex.
Algernon Earle of Northumberland, Sir John Chapman knight,
William Cawley, Stephen Humfry, George Churchar, Ralph
Cowper, John Downes, William Morley, Hall Ravenscroft,
Edward Apsley, John Alford, James Temple, William Freeman,
Nicholas Sheppard, Thomas White, Richard Yates, Edward
Manning, Anthony Stapley, Henry Shelley, Robert Spence,
Thomas Stringatt, Esquires, Sir Thomas Pelham Baronet, Sir
Thomas Parker Knight, John Pelham, Herbert Morley, Herbert
Hay, John Baker, Herbert Springat, William Hay, Roger
Gratwick, John Fagge, Thomas Challoner, Thomas Jefferey,
Nathaniell Studley, William Spence, Henry Pecke, John
Busbridge, Peter Farnden, Thomas Collins, Anthony Crattenden,
Symon Everndon, Samuel Got Esquires.
For Staffordshire, and the City of Litchfield.
Staffordshire and City of Lichfield.
Sir William Brereton, John Bowyer, Thomas Crampton,
Edward Lee, John Swinfen, Michael Noble, Samuel Terrick,
William Jolly, Edward Broghton, Matthew Morton, John Chetwood, Henry Stone, George Bowes, Michael Biddulph, Philip
Jackson, Roger Hurt, Richard Flyer, John Young, Lester Barber,
Joseph Whithough, Edward Mainwaring.
William Pierpont Esq. Sir John Corbet Baronet, Sir Humphrey Brigs Baronet, Robert Wallop, Thomas Mitton, Andrew
Lloyd, Thomas Nichols, Humphrey Mackworth, Robert Corbet of
Stanwarden, Samuell Moore, John Corbet of Alston, Thomas
Hunt, Robert Clive, Harcourt Layton, Humphrey Edwards,
Robert Charlton, Leighton Owen, William Jones, John Thynn,
Francis Forester of Watling-street, Robert Powell, Thomas
Kettleby, Thomas Moore, William Cotton, Esau Thomas, William
Littleton, Esquires; Nathaniell Wright Doctor of Physicke,
Arthur Chambers Esq. Rowland Hunt, Thomas Mackworth,
Thomas Baker, and John Prowd, Aldermen of Shrewsbury.
For the County of Surrey.
Algernon Earle of Northumberland, Henry Earle of Kent,
William Lord Mounson, Charles Lord Carre, Sir William
Brereton Baronet, Sir Ambrose Browne Baronet, Sir Poynings
Moore, Baronet; Sir John Maynard Knight of the Bath, Benjamin
Weston Esquire, Sir Richard Onslowe, Sir William Eliot, Sir John
Dingley, Sir Robert Woods, Sir Richard Betenson, Sir John Evelin,
Sir Robert Needham, Sir Richard Wynne, Sir Matthew Brend,
knights, John Lloyd, George Evelin, Arthur Onslowe, Robert
Wood, Henry Weston, Francis Drake, William Eliot, Arthur
Squib, George Duncomb of Shilford, Thomas Sands, Robert
Holman, Robert Goodwin, John Goodwin, William Owfield,
Thomas Thorald, Rowland Wilson junior, Henry Tonstall, John
For the County of Summerset.
Philip Earle of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, George Horner,
John Harrington, Alexander Popham, Sir Thomas Wroth, Hugh
Rogers, Thomas Grove, John Ash, William Strode, Clement
Walker, Thomas Hodges, Edward Popham, John Pine, Robert
Blake, Sir John Horner, Sir Robert Gorges, John Preston,
Richard Cole, George Lutterel, John Buckland, Thomas Bamfield,
Henry Henley, John Hippesley, Esquires, Lilliborne Long, George
Searle, John Palmer Doctor of Physick, Roger Hill junior
Esquire, William Carrent, James Ashe Esquires.
For the County of Suffolke.
James Earle of Suffolk, Walter Lord Viscount Hereford, Sir
Edward Bacon, Sir William Platers, Sir Simonds Dewes, Knights
and Baronets, Sir William Spring, Sir John Wentworth, Sir
William Soame, Sir Roger North, Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston,
Sir Philip Barker, Sir Thomas Barnardiston, Knights, William
Heveningham, John Brooke, Henry North junior, Nicholas
Bacon, Thomas Bacon of Friston, Nathaniell Bacon, Francis
Bacon, Maurice Berrow, Charles Fleetwood, Thomas Blosse,
Brampton Gurdon, senior, John Gurdon, Robert Brewster,
William Blois, James Hubart, John Bramling, Peter Fisher,
Robert Duncombe, Thomas Chaplain, Samuell Moody, John
Clarke, Th. Gibbs, Alexander Bence, Squire Bence, Thomas
Johnson of Aldborough, Leicester Devereux, Sir Dudley North,
John Hodges Esq. Sir John Rous, Isaack Appleton, Henry
North Senior, Brampton Gurdon junior, Edmund Harvey, Francis
Brewster, Thomas Tirrell, Esquires.
For the County of Wilts.
Philip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Philip Lord
Herbert, James Herbert, Sir Francis Pile Baronet, Sir Edward
Hungerford, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Sir Nevill Poole, Sir
Edward Bainston, Sir John Danvers, Sir John Evelin, Francis
Holles Esq. John Lisle, Richard Whitehead, John Bulkeley,
Michael Oldsworth, John Long, Edward Ash, William Coles of
Downton, Robert Hood, Giles Eires, Robert Browne, William
Reddish, William Coles of Sarum, Thomas Bailey, Richard
Crooch, Bennet Swayne, James Hubbart, George Joy, Anthony
Hungerford, Alexander Popham, Edward Poole, Edward Baineton,
Esquires, Col. Ludlow, John Ash, Alexander Thistlethwait,
Thomas Grove, Edward Tucker, William Eires, William Wheeler,
Robert Jenner, Henry Hungerford, John Dove, William Ludlow,
Humphrey Ditton, John Ivy, Gabriell Martin, William Stephens
Recorder of Salisbury, Robert Nicholas, Denzell Holles,
Walter Long, Philip Smith, William Sadler, John Stephens,
John Tailor of the Devizes Gent. Edward Stoakes, Edward
Popham, Thomas Hussey, Esquires.
For the County of Warwick, and for the City and County of
the City of Coventry.
Warwickshire and City and County of Coventry.
Bazill Earle of Denbigh, Leicester Devereux Esq. Sir Francis
Burdett, Sir Robert Litton Knights, William Colemore, Peter
Burgoine, Thomas Archer, Edward Petoe, Anthony Stoughton,
John Hales, Sir Peter Wentworth, Richard Lucy, William Combe,
Thomas Temple, Samuell Rooper, Sir John Burgoine, William
Purefoy, Thomas Boughton, Will Jesson, Richard Varney, Esquires;
Sir Christopher Yelverton, Knight and Baronet, Thomas
Willoughby, George Abbott, John Bridges, Gamaliell Purefoy,
Waldine Willington, Christopher Hales, Paul Wentworth,
Edward Marrowe, The Maior of Coventry for the time being,
Alderman Barker, Lieutenant-Colonel Phipps, Alderman Rogerson, Christopher Davenport, Henry Smith Gent, Samuell Snell,
Matthew Smith, Eastwick Barnaby, Esqrs. John Wright-Wheat
the Elder, Gentleman; Capt. Davenport the younger, Will Jesson
Alderman, John Holles Esq. Thomas Bassenet Alderman,
Thomas Forest Alderman, Thomas Love, Richard Wills, and
Matthew Barnard, Gentlemen
For the County of Worcester.
Sir Thomas Rowse Baronet, Sir Thomas Gervis, knight; John
Wild Serjeant-at-Law, Richard Cresheld Serjeant at Law,
William Lygon, John Egioke, Humphrey Salway, Edmond Wild,
Edward Pitt, William Jeffreys, Thomas Jolly, George Wild
Esquires, Col. William Dingley, John Lathum, John James,
Charles Cornwallis, Samuell Gardner, John Dormer, Nicholas
Lechmere, Daniell Dobbins, Thomas Cookes, Esquires, John Keit,
Thomas Westrow, John Corbet, Henry Bromley of Upton, Thomas
Milward Esquires, Thomas Young, Will Moore, William Collins,
For the City of Worcester.
City of Worcester.
Mr. Robert Stirropp, John Wild Serjeant at Law, and Recorder
of the said City, Henry Fourd, Edward Elvins, Aldermen, John
Nash, Humphrey Salway, Esquires, Col. Will Ligon, Col. William
Dingley, Francis Frankes, Theophilus Alie, Foulke Estop, Edward
For the County of York.
Algernon Earle of Northumberland, Philip Earle of Pembrooke
and Mountgomery, Edmund Earle of Mulgrave, Philip Lord
Wharton, Edward Lord Howard, John Lord Rochford, Thomas
Lord Fairfax, Lord Generall of the Army; Francis Lord Viscount
Valentia, Francis Pierpont, Sir William Strickland, Sir William
Constable, Baronets; Sir Henry Cholmeley, Sir William Lister,
Sir William Allenson, knights; Brian Stapleton, Henry Stapleton,
Sir John Boucher, Henry Darley, Thomas Stockdale, John
Welthorpe, James Welthorpe, Godfrey Bosvile, William White,
Lionell Copley, Col. Lassells, John Wassell, John Anlaby, Francis
Thorpe, Thomas Chaloner, James Chaloner, Sir Thomas Remington knight, William Askewith, Christopher Ridley, Henry
Arthington, Sir Charles Egerton, Luke Robinson, John Alured,
Esquires, Sir Thomas Maliverer, Alderman Hoile, Sir Thomas
Widdrington knight, John Savill of Medley, Charles Fairefax, Sir
Francis Boineton, Sir William Saint Quintin, Sir Richard Darley,
Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir John Savile, Sir Edward Rhodes, Sir
Sir Thomas Wentworth, Sir John Danvers, Sir Thomas Norcliffe,
Sir Richard Hawkesworth, Sir Robert Barwick, Captaine Eure,
Captaine Waters, William Copley, Col. Tempest, John Stillington,
Col. Leggard, Col. Christopher Copley, Richard Robinson, Robert
Leggard, Darcy Wentworth, Alexander Johnson, Thomas Saint
Nicholas, John Farar, Doctor Micklethwait, Col. Lambert, William
Bosseville, John Maliverer, Hugh Bethell, Walter Strickland
Esquires, William Gee of Bishops Burton, Henry Hall, John
Lister, George Pailer, Gentlemen.
For the City of Yorke.
City of York.
The Maior of Yorke for the time being, Thomas Lord Fairefax,
Sir Thomas Widrington Knight, Alderman Hoile, Sir William
Allenson, Henry Thompson, John Gelder, Stephen Watson,
Thomas Dickinson, Robert Horner, Leonard Thompson, William
Tailor, Edward Gray Aldermen.
For the Towne and County of Kingston upon Hull.
Town and County of Kingston-on-Hull.
The Maior for the time being, Thomas Lord Fairefax Lord
Generall of the Army, Francis Thorpe Esquire, Recorder; Mr.
Dobson, Sir Henry Vane junior knight, Peregrine Pelham Esquire
Thomas Raikes, John Barnard, Henry Barnard, Nicholas Denman,
William Popple, John Ramsden, Joseph Blades, John Rogers,
Richard Wood, Machabeus Hollis, Aldermen, John Anlaby,
Robert Ledger, Christopher Leger Esquires.
For the City of Westminster.
City of Westminster.
Richard Ceeble, Thomas Fawconbridge, George Manley, Edward
Martin, John Brigham, George Prynn, Michael Arnold, Stephen
Boreman, Christopher White, Edward Carter, Josias Fendall,
John Trenchard, John Browne Clerke of the Parliaments, Josias
Barners, George Crompton, James Davenport, Edward Bowes,
John Shelbury, Hipwel Bowey, William Haberfeild, Tobias
Goodwin, Richard Stockwell, Walter Bigge, William Hooper,
Edward Garrard, John Hunter, Thomas Bradshaw, Edward
Birkhead, Serjeant-at-Armes, James Prince, Silvanus Tailor,
Ralph Farmer, Edward Mayo, Richard Bates, Samuel Smith,
Edward Neale, William Dashwood, Peter Gwilliams, Peter
Linsey, James Ravenscroft, William Scut, Thomas Norris, John
Smith, Richard Dashwood, Paul Watts, William Duppy,
Laurence Whitacres Esqr. Sir Edward Hungerford, Sir Robert
Pye, Sir John Trevers, Sir John Hippesley, John Packer Senior,
Arthur Squib senior, Wil. Wheeler, Clement Walker, Henry
Elsynge, Esq; John Glyn, Recorder of the City of London,
William Bell Esqr.
Hamlets of the Tower.
Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Alexander Bence, Squire Bence,
Thomas March, William Mellish, Thomas Swallow, Thomas
Hubbart, Salomon Smith, Samuel Moyer, Morris Thompson,
George Cowper, William Pennoyer, John Mence, Hillary Mempris,
George Wilmore, Henry St. John, Bartholomew Hagget, Robert
Goldman, Thomas Eglesfield, Col. Wil. Willoughby, Col. John
White, Lieut. Col. William Levitt, Col. Francis Zachary, Captaine
John Taylor, Captaine John King, Richard Hoton, John Awberry,
William West, Henry Hall, Talke Wormlaton, John Hoxton,
Robert Crawley, Thomas Hall, Osmond Coppin, Richard Tailor.
For the County of Westmerland.
Philip Earle of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Philip Lord
Wharton, James Bellingham, Henry Laurence, Richard Salway,
Henry Ireton Esq. Col. Briggs, Col. Gervoise Benson, Lieut.
Col. Richard Branthwait.
Thomas Madrin, Sir Richard Wyn Knight and Baronet, Sir
William Williams Baronet, John Glyn Esqu. Recorder of the City
of London, Thomas Mitton Esq. Major Generall of Northwales,
William Foxwist Esqu. Col. Mason, Col. John Carter, Thomas
Williams, Richard Wynn Esqu. Captain Edmund Glynn, Hugh
Griffiths de Madrinyssa Esqu. Griffith Bodurda, Griffith Jones
Esqrs. John Wyn of Swinfin, John Owen of Kefn, William
Stodart, William Lloid Duilly, Esquires.
Bazill Earle of Denbigh, Sir Thomas Middleton, Sir John
Trevor, knights; Thomas Middleton, Symond Thelwall, John
Trevor, Thomas Ravenscroft, John Priliston, Thomas Mitton,
Thomas Lloyd of Halghton, Esqrs, John Salisbury of Bohegry,
Roger Farmer, John Aldersey, Luke Lloyd.
Sir Thomas Middleton knight, John Glyn Esq. Recorder of the
City of London, Col. Thomas Mitton, Col. John Jones, Owen
Salisbury, Edw. Vaughan, Thomas Middleton, Simon Thelwall
junior, Griffith Nunny, Lewis Lloyd, John Lloyd, Howell
Vaughan, John Vaughan, Morris Winn, Lewis Owen, Esquires.
Sir John Wittewrong knight, Sir Thomas Middleton Knight,
Francis Buller, Edward Vaughan, Rowland Hunt, Thomas
Nichols, Samuel More, John Price of Esquires, Matthew
Morgan, Evan Lloyd, Richard Griffith, William Kiffin, Esquires,
Robert Griffith, Samuel Biggs, Gent.
Walth. Lord Viscount Hereford, Sir Robert Harley knight of
the Bath, Robert Harley, Arthur Almesley, William Fowler,
Richard Fowler, Roderick Gwin, Thomas Lewis, George Gwin,
Robert Martin, Andrew Philips, Henry Williams, Silvanus
Tailor, Esquires, Capt. John Williams.
Algernon Earle of Northumberland, Arthur Annesley, Henry
Rice, Howell Gwyn, William Davies, Charles Gwin, George Jones,
Edward Vaughan, Richard Vaughan, Francis Lloyd HighSheriffe, John Powell, Richard Lort, John Harris, James Jones
Esqu. Nicholas Williams, John Bloom, John Lloyd, Esquires.
Bazill Earle of Denbigh, Sir Thomas Trevor Knight and
Baronet, Sir Thomas Middleton Knt. Sir John Trevor Knight,
John Puleston Esqu. Thomas Middleton Esqu. John Trevor
Esqu. Robert Soutley, Simon Thelwall senior, Robert Winn of
Voelas, Simon Thelwall junior, Esquires, Col. John Jones, Col.
John Carter, John Edisbury, Esqu. Owen Thelwell, Gent.
Arthur Annesley Esqu. Sir Erasmus Phillips Baronet, ColJames Lewis, Col. Thomas Woogan, Roger Lort, Henry White,
John Eliot, Herbert Perrot, Sampson Lort Esqu. Col. Richard
Col. James Lewis, James Lewis of Carmarthen, Esqu. Thomas
Lloyd Esqu. High Sheriffe, James Jones, Thomas Woogan,
Richard Jones, James Phillips, Hugh Lloyd, Esqu.
Commissioners' powers.; To assemble and train Militia, etc.
And be it further ordained by the Lords and Commons, that
the aforesaid Commissioners, or any five or more of them shall
severally and respectively have power to assemble and call
together all and singular persons within the said respective
Counties, Cities, places, aswel within Liberties as without, that
are meet and fit for the Warres, and them to traine, exercise, and
put in readinesse; or cause to be trained, exercised, and put in
readinesse: And them after their abilities and faculties to cause
to be arrayed and weaponed, and to take or cause to be taken,
the muster of them in places most fit for that purpose; and to
lead, conduct, and imploy, or cause to be led, conducted, and
imployed, the persons aforesaid, arrayed and weaponed, for the
suppression of all Rebellions, Insurrections, and Invasions, that
may happen within the several and respective Counties, Cities,
and places. And shall have further power and authority to lead,
conduct, and imploy or cause to be led, conducted and imployed
the persons aforesaid, arrayed and weaponed, aswel within their
said severall Counties and places, as within any other part of this
Kingdom of England or Dominion of Wales, for the suppression
of all Rebellions, Insurrections and Invasions that may happen,
according as they from time to time shall receive directions from
the said Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament.
To inform themselves of persons able to find or to bear arms, and to charge them accordingly.
And be it further ordained, that the said Commissioners shall
have further power and authority to settle and order the Militia
of the said Counties, Cities and places respectively, according to
the authorities, powers, and instructions herein after granted,
limited, and expressed: That is to say, that the said respective
Commissioners, or any five or more of them shall hereby have
full power and authority to send forth their Warrants to all
Constables, Head-boroughs, Tythingmen, or to use all other
lawfull means as they shall think fit, whereby to enforme themselves of all such persons within the respective Counties, Cities,
and places, as are able to finde or beare Armes; and what Armes,
Horses, Weapons, and instruments of warre they or any of them
already have been or are charged to finde or beare, and thereupon the said respective Commissioners, or any five or more
of them shall hereby have full power and authority to charge
any persons with Horse or Foot Armes, having a respect to the
Limitations and Proportions hereafter mentioned: That is to
say, that no person shall be charged by the Commissioners
aforesaid with any Horse and Horse Armes, unless the persons
so to be charged have a yearly Revenue of one hundred and
fifty foure pounds, and above all charges and reprises, or two
thousand foure hundred pounds in money or other estate
equivalent thereunto; nor with any Dragoon Horse and Armes
for a Dragoon Horse, not having fifty pounds yearly Revenue, or
five hundred pounds in money or personall estate, at the least;
nor with any whole Foot Armes unlesse the said person have a
yearly Revenue of twenty pounds per annum, or two hundred
pounds in money, or other estate equivalent thereunto; And
also the said respective Commissioners, or any five or more of
then shall hereby have full power and Authority to charge such
other persons who are not able to finde Armes to beare the same
for such other particular persons who shall be charged therewith,
or for the general service of the County, allowing them reasonable
pay for the same, not exceeding for a Horseman, two shillings,
for a Dragooner one shilling six-pence, for a Foot souldier eight
pence per diem.
To muster forces in respective counties, etc.
And it is further Ordered that the same respective Commissioners, or any five or more of them shall hereby have full
power and authority to assemble, muster, and array all such
Horse and Foot forces within the said respective Counties; and
to forme and put them into Companies, Troops, and Regiments,
and to nominate and appoint Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels,
Majors, Captaines, and other Officers of Warre, and to grant
Commissions unto them under their Hands and Seales, authorizing
them respectively to traine and discipline according to order of
warre the respective Horse or Foot forces, and to lead and
conduct them within the said respective Counties; And with
the said Forces to oppose, seize, secure, disarme, kill and slay all
such persons as shall raise or cause any tumults, insurrections, or
invasions, or leavy any force against the Authority of Parliament,
for the suppression thereof, according to such orders as they
shall from time to time receive from the said respective Commissioners, or any five or more of them, or from both Houses of
Parliament, and to lead and conduct them out of the said
respective Counties for the purposes aforesaid, if they shall be
ordered and commanded by both Houses of Parliament, and not
To raise moneys by assessment at general meeting for ammunition and other charges.
And it is further ordained, That the said respective Commissioners in their generall meeting, or any seven or more of
them, at the said generall meeting, shall hereby have full power
and authority to charge and raise by way of Assessment such
summes of money for the providing Magazines of Ammunition,
and for defraying such other incident charges as shall be
requisite for the carrying on of the said Militia, and not otherwise. And in case of non-payment of such summes which shall
be so assessed, the same to leavy by way of distresse and sale
of the goods of such as shall refuse or neglect to pay the same,
rendring to the party the overplus of the said distresse if any be.
To impose fines and imprisonment for default.; To disarm Papists, delinquents, and others.; To cause all charged with arms and refusing to serve to deliver such arms to fit persons.; And to pay such as serve.
And it is further ordained, That the said respective Commissioners, or any five or more of them, hereby have full power
and authority to impose a fine, not exceeding forty shillings, to
be leavied as is aforesaid, on every person who shall be charged
to finde or serve on horse or dragoon; and twenty shillings on
every foot souldier for every day that they shall make default of
their aforesaid service; the said fines to be imployed towards
the provision of Armes and Ammunition for the severall Counties,
Cities, and places respectively, where or in which the several
defaults shall be made, or to imprison their persons by the space of
ten dayes and not longer; unlesse such just and reasonable cause
shall be shewed to them, for which they shal thinke fit to remit
the said penalty, And also the said respective Commissioners or
any five or more of them, shall hereby have full power and
authority to disarme all Papists and Delinquents, and all such
as shall raise or cause, or endeavour to raise or cause any tumults,
insurrections, or invasions, and to secure and imprison their
persons, for the prevention and suppression thereof, if they shall
find it needful so to doe; And to put the Armes of Papists and
Delinquents into the hands of such wel-affected persons as they
shall thinke fit, And to cause all such, who being charged with
any Armes, shall refuse to serve in their own persons, or whom
the said respective Commissioners, or any five or more of them
shall think not fit to serve in their own persons, to deliver such
Armes as shall be charged on them to such persons, as the said
respective Commissioners, or any five or more of them shall think
fit to serve with the said Arms; And to cause them to pay to
such who shall so serve with their Arms such reasonable sallary
as they shall thinke fit and appoint, not exceeding the
respective Proportions aforesaid; And for default of payment
thereof, to leavy the same as is aforesaid, or to imprison their
persons as is aforesaid if they shall find it needful so to doe.
To relieve persons aggrieved.; Indemnity.
And it is further ordained by the said Lords and Commons,
That of any person or persons shall finde him, or themselves
agrieved at any Assessement set on him or them as aforesaid,
and shall make complaint thereof, within six dayes after demand
made of the money assessed, the said Commissioners, or any two
of them, shall have hereby power and authority to releeve such
person or persons so agrieved, if they shall find upon examination
just cause so to doe; And also the said Colonels, Lieutenant
Colonels, Majors, Captaines, and other Officers and persons, whom
the said Commissioners, shall employ in the said service, shall
bee obedient and assistant to them in the execution of this,
Ordinance, And what they or any other persons whatsoever, shall
act or doe according to this Ordinance, or in pursuance thereof,
they shall be saved harmelesse, and indempnified for the same by
authority of Parliament.
Commissioners and all officers appointed by them to take National League and Covenant.; Persons disabled from acting as Commissioners or officers.; Qualification of Commissioners.
And it is ordained, That all and every the said Commissioners,
and all such Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels Majors, Captaines,
and Officers of Warre, whom they shall nominate and appoint,
shall before they enter upon the execution of their said respective
Offices and trusts, take the nationall League and Covenant, whereby their good affection to the Parliament and Kingdome may
appear, and that they may hereby be engaged to pursue the
same; provided that all persons whatsoever, who have been in
armes since these late Wars against the Parliament and Kingdome,
or have voluntarily contributed Money, Horse, Plate or Armes
against the Parliament or their adherents, and all persons who
have not voluntarily contributed Money, Horse Plate, or Armes,
for the service of the Parliament or Kingdome, or who have not
constantly adhered to the same, from the beginning of the late
wars, be and are hereby disabled to act, or execute any thing in or
by this Ordinance, either as Commissioners, or as Commissioned
Officers under them; Provided that no Commissioners in this
Ordinance named for a County shall act by vertue hereof unlesse
hee have an estate in the said County chargeable with an Horse
and Arms, at the least, by vertue of this Ordinance; so as this
extend not to the Commissioners named for Cities, and Counties
of Cities, or to such Corporation, who have distinct Militias setled
by this Ordinance.
None to raise or keep forces, or erect or maintain garrisons, otherwise than as appointed hereby.; Proviso for Lord Fairfax's forces and garrisons taken from enemy; And for forces now raised by authority of Parl.
And be it ordained by the said Lords and Commons, And it is
hereby Ordered and Ordained, That no person or persons whatsoever, shall raise or keep up any other Forces of Horse or Foot,
or in other way or manner then is directed and appointed by
this Ordinance, unless he or they shall have order or direction
for the same from both Houses of Parliament; or shall erect,
make, hold, or keep up any Garrison or Garrisons in any County,
City or place within the Kingdome of England, or Dominion of
Wales, but by the authority aforesaid; provided, That this clauso
or anything therein contained, shall not extend to the Forces
under the Command of Thomas Lord Fairfax, according to the
present establishment of the Army, nor to any Garrison or
Garrisons, which shall be recovered, or taken from the Enemy;
provided further, that nothing herein contained, shall extend to
the disbanding of any Forces now raised by both, or either House
of Parliament, or by authority, order, or direction from them, or
either of them.
Force lately raised by Commissioners to be disposed by them.; Ord. to cortinue a year only.
And it is also ordered and ordained, That the Forces lately
raised by Commissioners in the severall Counties, and to be
raised by vertue of this Ordinance, shall be ordered, directed, and
disposed by the respective Commissioners in the respective
Counties, Cities, and places aforesaid; provided also, and be it
ordained, That this Ordinance shall continue for one whole yeare,
from the twentieth day of September, 1648. and no longer.