Die Veneris, 16 Decembris, 1642.
Prisoners of War.
A LETTER from Captain Catesby, Captain Vivres,
and Captain Lilbourn, Prisoners in the Castle at
Oxon; of the Thirteenth of December, who have been
indicted upon Treason; and are to be tried on Tuesday
next, &c. was this Day read.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Solicitor,
Mr. Browne, and all the Lawyers of the House, are appointed to consider of the Letter of the Thirteenth of
December, from Captain Catesby, &c. to prepare a Declaration upon it, to express, That the Parliament shall
proceed in the like Manner, against the Prisoners taken,
of the King's Army, as They shall proceed against any
taken by them, that have been in the Service in the Army
under the Command of the Earl of Essex, or have done
any thing by Authority of Parliament; and to consider,
to enable these Prisoners to make their Defence at their
Trial; and to send a Letter to the Judges.
Affairs in Yorkeshire, &c.
Two Letters, One from Lord Fairefax, of the Eleventh
of December, relating the Condition of the State of Yorkeshire; and One from Sir Hugh Cholmeley, of the Ninth
of December, relating the State of Scarborough Castle;
and giving some Reasons for his not coming to the Lord
Fairefax, according to his Order.
Resolved, That my Lord General be desired to send
strict Commands to Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Colonel Boynton,
Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Jo. Gell, Captain Mildmay, Captain Alured, and Captain White, and all other Officers
and Forces of those Northern Counties, to march presently with their Forces, to join with the Forces of the
Lord Fairefax; and from time to time to obey the Commands of the Lord Fairefax, as General of the Forces
in the North.
Resolved, &c. That the Armies and Forces raised
against the Parliament are for the Rooting out of the
Protestant Religion, and the Protestants out of England;
and for the Advancement, and Bringing in, of Popery.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired
Ordered, That the Letters from Yorkeshire and Holland, this Day read, be communicated to the Lords,
when this Vote is carried up; and a Desire that they
may be printed.
Resolved, &c. That the Persons of all Papists that are
of Estate, or dangerous, be forthwith secured, and put in
safe Custody, and their Estates and Offices sequestered.
The Lords Concurrence, * * * * .
Resolved, That the Earl of Warwick, and the Commissioners of the Admiralty, be desired, by both Houses,
to take some Care to send some Ships to ride upon the
Northern Coasts to prevent the Arrival of any Forces,
or Ammunition, that shall be sent into Newcastle, or
any other Way, as they shall think fit.
These Votes to be delivered at a Conference with the
Lords: And Mr. Pym to manage the Conference.
Bringing Forces from Scotland.
Resolved, &c. That if any Colonel, Captain or other
Officer of Scotland, shall bring in any Forces hither, of
Horse or Foot, by Contract of our Agents in Scotland,
to oppose the Army of Papists, and their Adherents, now
raised, that they shall be entertained.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Strode is appointed to desire of the Lords a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning the
present Condition of the Affairs in the North. He is
likewise to carry up to the Lords the Addition to the
Ordinance concerning the ....., brought from the
Army Pay, &c.
Resolved, That all the Monies that shall be raised in
the County of Lincolne, upon the Propositions (excepting such of those Monies as are already assigned by
former Orders), shall be employed towards the Payment of the Forces under the Command of the Lord
* Strickland, * Darley, * Blackiston, * Vane, *
Wastall, * Armyn, * Allanson, * Stapilton, Mr. Hoyle,
This Committee is to consider of some Means of
Raising of Monies for Supply of the Northern Occasions; and for Raising of a Thousand Dragooners for
the Service of the Northern Counties: And are to meet
presently; and so from time to time, as they shall
Papists in E. of Newcastle's Army.
Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Wasthall, are to consider together of the Names of such Papists as have Commands
in the Army under the Command of the Earl of Newcastle; and to present a List of them, that they may be
A Declaration concerning Captain Catesby, Captain
Vivres, and Captain Lilburne, &c. was this Day read;
and re-committed unto the same Committee; with the
Addition of Mr. Holles and Mr. Pym.
Prisoner discharged, &c.
Upon the humble Petition of Sir Sydney Mountague,
confessing his Error, and desiring the Pardon of the
It was Resolved, &c. That Sir Sydney Mountague, now
a Prisoner in the Tower, by Order of this House, be
forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint or Imprisonment.
Mr. Pierrepointe and Mr. Mountague are ordered to
move Sir Sydney Mountague to lend One thousand
Pounds towards the Northern Expedition, upon the Security of the Publick Faith.
The humble Petition of Lewis Hughes, Clerk, a Prisoner, by the Order of this House, desiring to be bailed,
was this Day read.
And the Question being put for his Bail;
It passed with the Negative.
Anfwer from Lords.
Mr. Strode reports, That the Lords have agreed to
the Addition to the Ordinance for Assessing of Monies,
&c.; and likewise, to the Conference concerning the
present Condition of the Northern Counties.
Ordered, That the Four Horses belonging to Mrs.
Hudson, and seized by Serjeant Major Pretty, shall be
valued by the Commissaries appointed for that Purpose;
and delivered unto Serjeant Major Pretty, to be employed by him in the Army, for Recruiting of his Troop,
according to the Warrant of my Lord General.
Hudson's Restraint &c.
Ordered, That Mrs. Hudson be restrained in her
House in London; giving good Security, that she will
not depart thence, without first acquainting the House
Ordered, That Mr. Ashe do consider of the Bills and
Bonds taken with Mrs. Hudson; and take the best Course
for Recovery of the Sums due upon those Bonds, to the
Service of the Commonwealth.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Sir Anth. Ager shall have Liberty to
go to visit his Wife, upon Bail; to be absent for a
Victory at Winchester.
Resolved, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom do give Order to the Treasurer at Wars, to
pay unto Theodore Jennings, that brought the News first
from Winchester, of the Victory obtained there by the
Parliament Forces, against the Forces under the Command of the Lord Grandezon, Twenty Pounds; as a
Reward from this House of his good Service.
Resolved, That, in the several Churches of London and
Westminster, and the Suburbs and Liberties thereof, and
the Borough of Southwarke; publick Thanks shall be
given unto God, on the next Lord's Day, for the good
Success it pleased God to give the Parliament Forces
against the Cavaliers and Forces under the Command
of the Lord Grandesan at Winchester.
Sir H. Vane is appointed to prepare a Narrative of
Countess of Bathe's Horses.
Resolved, That the Countess of Bathe shall have her
Two Coach Horses restored unto her, that have been
seized by the Commissaries, or their Agents, authorized
to seize Horses by virtue of the Ordinance of Parliament:
And the said Commissaries, their Agents, or such other
Persons in whose Custody the said Horses shall be
found, are hereby required, forthwith, upon Sight hereof,
to deliver the said Horses.
Allowance to Lord Lieut. of Ireland, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Ten Pounds per Diem shall be
allowed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, as the General of the Army there, from the Five-and-twentieth
Day of July last past.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for the Affairs of
Ireland do give Order to Mr. Loftus, or his Agents,
forthwith to pay the said Allowances, according to the
Resolved, That Eight thousand Pounds be paid to the
Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, out of the Adventurers
Money; to be kept in his Hands, and issued forth, upon
the Lord Lieutenant's Warrants, for incident Charges.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and
The Lords have sent down the Votes brought up at
this Conference; and have agreed unto them all but the
Fourth; which they desired may be altered, accordingly
as they have here sent it down: The which was read,
and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and
have assented unto the Alteration, as it was propounded
from the Lords.
Ordered, To be referred to the Committee of Lords and
Commons, appointed the Twenty-sixth of November, for
the Advancement of Monies, and Procuring of all other
Necessaries for the Army, to see this Order for securing
of Papists, and sequestring their Estates, effectually and
speedily put in Execution upon all such Papists, Lords
or others, and their Estates and Offices, as shall be
found within the Cities of London and Westminster, and
the Suburbs; and the Borough of Southwark, Middlesex,
and Places adjacent.