Die Lunæ, 22 August, 1642.
MR. Rigby presented an Order, from the Committee
for the Defence of the Kingdom, for enabling
divers Persons to seize Recusants Arms: The which was
read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto:
And the Actions of the Persons employed justified: And
that the Lords Concurrence be desired.
Searching Ld. Moreton's House.
Ordered, That the Persons employed for the Disarming
of Recusants shall search the House of the Lord Moreton,
and seize such Arms as they s * * * *
Upon the humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the
Parish of Hemsted in the County of Herts, desiring Mr.
George Kendall, an orthodox Divine, and in Orders, to
be their Lecturer, and to preach there every Sunday in
the Afternoon, and on Thursdays in the Morning, being
their Market Days; the House doth recommend the
said Mr. Kendall to be their Lecturer accordingly; and
do require Mr. Taylor the Vicar of the said Parish, and
his Curate, to permit the said Mr. Kendall to exercise
his Ministry at the Times desired, without any their
Lett or Interruption.
The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and
other Inhabitants of the Town of Colchester, desiring to
have some Monies imprested unto them, upon Account,
for the Repairing, Strengthening, and Securing their
Town, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Gentlemen that serve for the
County of Essex, have Thanks returned them from this
House, for the good Service they have done in promoting
the Propositions in that County.
Ordered, That the Arms stayed at the Lord Coventrie's
House here in Westminster, be forthwith delivered for
the Use of the Earl of Pembroke.
Affairs in Dorsetshire.
A Copy of a Letter from Mr. Bond, from Dorchester,
of the 20th of August, to Mr. Erle; relating the State
of that County; and in it, a Letter from the Marquis
to the Mayor of Poole; and a Copy of his Majesty's
Commission to the Marquis Herts; and Instruction from
the Marquis to Mr. Anthell, for him to observe in dealing
with the Mayor of Poole, to admit the Marquis into that
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Anthell Clerk
shall be forthwith sent for as a Delinquent.
Marq. of Herts' Commission.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Copy of the
Commission of his Majesty to the Marquis Herts be
Member disabled to sit.
Resolved, upon * * That Mr. Jervase Hollis shall be
disabled to sit any longer a Member of this House, during
this Parliament: And that Mr. Speaker shall issue forth
his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for
a new Writ for Electing of another Burgess to serve in
Speaking against Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Wm. Tovey
shall be summoned in safe Custody, for very scandalous
Words he spoke against the Proceedings of Parliament,
and such as appeared in the Defence of them.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Henry Burnby,
Bailiff of the Town of St. Eodes, be forthwith sent for,
as a Delinquent, for publishing the Proclamation concerning the Earl of Essex, contrary to the Order of both
Houses, and notwithstanding that he was required by a
Member of the House not to publish it.
Bringing in Money, &c.
Ordered, That the Committees appointed by this
House to receive the Monies or Plate that come in, in
the several and respective Counties, upon the Propositions for the Defence of the Kingdom, shall forthwith
send up such Monies or Plate as are brought in, in those
Counties, into the Chamber of London; and shall employ
their best Endeavour for the Advancing that Service:
And the Agents of Alderman Andrewes, employed for
the Bringing in of the Arrears of such Monies as are
raised by the Parliament, are hereby required to take
Care for the Sending of this Order into the several
Counties of the Kingdom.
Message to Lords.
Sir Hen. Mildmy carried up to the Lords the Declaration to be sent to the Lords, concerning the States of
Holland; and the Order for Mr. Quarles to be Agent for
buying One thousand Arms for Dublyn; and the Order
Receiver of Letters.
Ordered, That Mr. Spurstoe do desire Mr. Burlamachy,
from this House, to discharge Mr. Betton, Receiver of the
Letters at Shrowsbury; and to appoint in his Stead
Mr. John Hopton in Shrowsbury, to receive the weekly
Ordered, That the Plate belonging to Mr. Cogan, lately
stayed, shall be referred to the Consideration of Mr.
Whittacres, Mr. Corbett, and Sir Rob. Pye.
Maudlyn College Plate.
Ordered, That the Plate belonging to Maudlyn College
in Cambridge, stayed as it was going to Yorke, to promote the War against the Parliament, shall be forthwith
brought to London, and be laid up in the Chamber of
London, till this House take further Order.
Mr. Nath. Hill, under Sheriff of the County of Glocester and Mr. Wm. Hill, were called in: And Mr.
Speaker told them "What an acceptable Service it was
to this House and the Commonwealth, to apprehend
these Two Cavaliers they brought up with them, that
endeavoured to raise Forces against the Parliament; and
wished them to continue the like Care for the future."
Ordered, That these Two Gentlemen shall have
Twenty Pounds allowed them by the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, for their Pains and Charges;
and keep in their Custody the Mare, Two Swords, and
One Pistol, belonging to One or both of these Cavaliers,
till this House take further Order.
Ordered, That Wednesday Morning be appointed to
receive the Lords and Others, Commissioners from
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay reports, That the Lords do agree to
the Three particular Orders: As for the Declaration to
be sent to the States, they will send Answers by Messengers of their own.
Instructions for Berkshire.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords do agree and concur with this House in
the Instructions concerning the County of Berks.
Staying a Ship.
Ordered, That Mr. Bence, and his Brother, Members
of this House, do take Forty Musqueteers with them, for
such farther Course as they shall think fit, for the Staying
of the Newcastle Ship now riding about Woollwich; and
that they bring up Clerke the Master thereof; and that
they require all Captains of Ships and Blockhouses, and
all other Officers, to be aiding and assisting unto them:
And that the Serjeant do send down One Post to the
Block-houses at Gravesend, to require the Captains
thereof, and the Masters of the Ships there, to require
them to use their best Endeavours for the Staying of
the said Ship, and sending the Master thereof to the
Affairs at Coventrie, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr.
The Lords desire a present Conference, if it may
stand with the Conveniency of this House, presently, in
the Painted Chamber, by Committees of both Houses,
concerning Intelligence they have received of the great
Distress the City of Coventrie is in at this Time; and concerning some other important Affairs of the Kingdom,
and the Safety thereof.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message, and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Reynolds, Mr.
Marten, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Lynne Regis Volunteers.
The like Order for the Volunteers of Lynne Regis,
under the Command of Captain Revett and Lieutenant
Astwood, as was granted for the Town of Shrewsbury,
was read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Percivall shall have Leave to go
into the Country: And that he be aiding there to the
Execution of this Order for the Training of the Volunteers
Military Affairs in Kent.
Sir Philip Stapleton reports from the Lords, 1. The
Letter from these sent into Kent to take Cobham House,
and the Fort at Chattham: Which was read: And said,
the Lord General informed further, That he had sent
Two hundred and Fifty Men more to assist those left in
Garison in several Places; and that Thirty Men were
appointed to take in Dover Castle; but Twenty of them
failed to go, and Ten stuck to their Captain; and, after
a little Parley with the Gentlemen Porter, the Castle was
yielded; and the Lord of Warwicke hath sent divers
Soldiers out of his Ships to be in Garison in the Castle,
till more Forces come down.
Siege of Coventrie.
The Letter from Coventrie was read also (being a Part
of that Conference); declaring the King's being before
Coventrie; and that the Ordnance had battered the
Gates open, and that the Town was in great Distress.
He reports, that, after this Letter was read, the Lord
General said, that Yesterday Morning, by Five .. Clock,
the Lord Brooke went from Buckingham: That the rest
of the Forces would be near Coventrie this Night.
Mr. Reynolds reports the other Part of that Conference; viz. That the Lord Holland said, That this Passage
at Coventrie was a Thing of the greatest Sharpness and
Violence that could be, the King being in Person present;
That, when the Town offered to permit his Majesty to
come in with a convenient Attendance, so the Cavaliers,
stayed behind, should have the Mouth of the Cannon
turned upon them; that Town being sensible of the Rapine and Pillage the Cavaliers would commit there, if
once they were in their Mercy: That the Lords long
foresaw that Carriage; and hold it fit it should be made
known to the whole Kingdom, that they may fortify and
Indemnity for staying Letters.
Whereas Thomas Rivett, Captain of the Volunteers in
Kinge's Lynne in the County of Norfolk, Mr. John Desborough, Mr. Thomas Fothergill, and divers others in his
Assistance, have made Stay of a Messenger carrying
Letters and Proclamations from Yorke, to certain Persons, Commissioners of Array in the said County; which
Letters have since been brought up to this House by the
said Mr. John Desborough and Mr. Tho. Fothergill; this
House doth well approve of the Diligence and discreet
Carriage of the said Captain Revett, and others, in this
Service. And it is farther Ordered, That the said Persons
shall be saved, indemnified, and protected by the Power
of Parliament, for any thing done by them herein.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor be desired to call a
Common Council To-morrow in the Afternoon, to consider of some Way of furnishing Monies, in this Time of
present great Danger and Calamity; especially of those
able Men that have not yet contributed to the publick
Defence: And that the Letter from Mr. Bromwich be
then read: And that Mr. Reynolds, Sir Tho. Barrington,
Sir H. Mildmay, and Mr. Marten, and the Members
that serve for the City, be present at the Common
Council, to advance this Service.
Searching Ld. Peter's House.
Ordered, That Mr. Spurstoe, and Mr. Ven do repair
to the Lord Peter's House, to search the Chests that are
supposed to be filled with Monies, and require them to
be opened; and if they shall refuse to open them, that
they cause them to be broke open.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That this Preamble and Order concerning
the Borrowing of Monies in the City, be referred to the
Committee this Day appointed to consider of the Declaration touching the Business of Coventrie: And that
Mr. Pym be added to this Committee. And it is referred
to the same Committee, to prepare Heads for a Conference to be desired with the Lords, touching the Lord
General's speedy Taking the Field.
Information against Butler.
There was an Information given under the Hands of
Tho. Hawes, Jo. Dapper, Peter Rolt, Daniel Webster,
That going to assist those that were sent by Order of the
Parliament to Cobham, were opposed at Greenwich, by
Nathan Butler, Chief Constable, and their Arms taken
The Parties that subscribed it were called in; and did
avow the same.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Nathanael Buttler,
High Constable at Greenwich, be forthwith sent for, as a
Delinquent: And that Jo. Rush Painter, and Edw. Danell, a Vintner, be forthwith summoned to attend the
Declaration concerning Coventrie.
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Corbett, Serjeant
Wilde, Sir Ro. Parkhurst, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Solicitor,
Mr. Martyn, Mr. Glyn, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Wm. Ogles;
This Committee is to prepare a Declaration of the
Passages this Day informed of, at Coventrie, that the
Kingdom may be informed thereof, that they may put
all the strong Towns to make Preparations for their
Defence, and to raise the Trained Bands for their
Assistance, and to stand upon their Defence: And are
to meet this Afternoon, at Four .. Clock, in the Court
Apprehending Commrs of Array, &c.
WHEREAS the King, seduced by traiterous and
wicked Counsels, is now in actual War against his Parliament and good People, intending to return an absolute
Conqueror of this Kingdom, if not timely prevented;
and to this Purpose hath issued out divers illegal Commissions of Array, into all or the most Parts of the
Counties of this Kingdom, directed to Lords, and divers
other ill-affected Persons, who labour to advance this
horrid Design, to the Destruction of the Religion and
Liberty of this Kingdom: The Lords and Commons, in
Parliament, do therefore Order, Ordain, and Require, all
Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, Justices of Peace,
Sheriffs, Mayors, Bailiffs, Constables, and all other Officers, and all other well-affected Persons whatsoever
within this Realm of England, and Dominion of Wales,
to use their uttermost Power and Diligence, for the
speedy Apprehending, and Bringing up to the Parliament, every such Commissioner, and every other Person
of what Quality or Condition soever he be, who shall any
way countenance or promote the Execution of any such
Commission, or that shall raise, levy, muster, or conduct,
or endeavour to raise, levy, muster, or conduct any Soldiers or Forces of Horse or Foot, in any Part of this
Kingdom, or Dominion of Wales, by Virtue or Colour
of any such Commission, or other Authority derived
from his Majesty, without the Consent of the Lords and
Commons. And the Lords and Commons do farther
Declare, That all such well-affected Persons as shall
employ themselves in putting this Ordinance in Execution, shall do an acceptable Service to the State, and
shall be defended and protected therein by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament.
Commrs of Array.
ORDERED, That the Clerk of the Crown do
return the Names, to this House, of the Commissioners
of Array in the several and respective Counties * * * *
Resolved, That the Committee of the County of
Cornewall shall be injoined to put the Militia in Execution forthwith, according to the Instructions of the
Parliament: And that * * * *
Upon the Report of Mr. Whittacre, from the Committee for Informations of divers Priests and others,
examined before them: It is Ordered, That Robert
Robinson, a Romish Priest, be committed Prisoner to
the King's Bench; James Browne, Priest, to the Gatehouse; Geo. Thimblemy to the New Prison; Dr. Gibbs
to the Gatehowse.
Ordered, That the Cabinet seized at the Lord Peter's
House, be conveyed safely to the Chamber of London,
there to be safely kept, till the House take farther
Observing Fast Days.
An Ordinance for the better Observing the publick
Fasts, and Days of Humiliation, was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto: And
Ordered, The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Business printed concerning Sir
Wm. Brereton, be referred to the Committee for Informations; to consider of some Way for his Satisfaction
and Vindication in the Wrong that he has suffered by
the Printing thereof.
Affairs in Huntington.
Mr. Covell and Jer. * being called in; informed,
That Mr. Walton, a Member of this House, for preserving the Peace of the County of Huntington, sent
out his Warrants to summon in some of the Trained
Bands: Mr. Heyton, of that County, caused the Chain
to be chained up; and would not suffer them to go, to
the great Disservice of Parliament; and said, He would
not obey the Parliament; for he had received a Warrant from the King: Whereupon
Person sent for.
It was Resolved, That Heeton the High Constable be
forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent.
The Two Witnesses whose Depositions remains upon
Record in this House, were called in; and testified the
Person committed, &c.
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That * Coleman
shall be committed to the King's Bench, and there
remain during Pleasure, and pay One hundred Pounds
Fine, and not be released till the Fine be paid.
Mr. Coleman was called in to the Bar: And, kneeling,
Mr. Speaker pronounced Sentence, according to the
Sir Tho. Barrington carried up to the Lords the
Order for Colchester and the County of Essex, to make
Fortifications to defend themselves.
Letter to be read.
Ordered, That the Letter brought by Sir Wm. Ogle
from Munster, be read, and considered of To-morrow