Die Lunæ, 24 Octobris, 1642.
ORDERED, That Tyson Smyth, and the other Seamen that brought the Ship over to Yarmouth, be
committed to the Serjeant's Custody: And that the Examination of the Business be referred to the Committee
Essex Posse Comitatus.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of the County of Essex be required to raise the Posse Comitatus, so often as he shall
be required, either by the Lord Lieutenant of the County
of Essex, or any Two or more of the Deputy Lieutenants;
to be disposed of as the Lord Lieutenant, and the Deputy
Lieutenants of the said County shall direct.
Ordered, That the Dragooners, the Carriers Horses,
and the Lord Fielding's Chaplain's Horse, stayed by Mr.
Bell, by virtue of an Order of both Houses, be forthwith
State of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom be required forthwith to inform the House, in
what State and Condition the Kingdom now stands; that
this House, upon mature Consideration, may take such
farther Order for the Security and Safety of it, as they
shall think fit.
Subscription of Money, &c.
Ordered, That the Mayor, the Two Sheriffs of Bristoll,
Alderman Tomlinson, Alderman Charleton, Alderman
Hallworthy, Rich. Vickeris, Luke Hodges, Citizens, or any
Two of them, be appointed to go from House to House
to desire every Man to subscribe to the Propositions; to
keep Books of their Names; to receive the Monies, Plate,
and Horse; and to give Receipts; and to put the Propositions in Execution, according to the Instructions.
Mr. Taylor is appointed to send down Copies of the
Propositions to Bristoll; and to write his Letter to the
City, to encourage them to subscribe upon the Propositions.
Maimed Soldiers, &c.
An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, declaring their Resolutions of
making Provisions for those that shall be maimed in this
present War, who are in the Service of the Parliament;
and for providing for their Wives and Children, &c.; was
this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented
Person to be brought up.
Ordered, That the Serjeant do send one of his Servants
forthwith, to make Stay of Captain Beresford and his
Trunks; and to bring the said Captain Beresford to the
Ordered, That Captain Ashley do forthwith bring up
Mr. Peregrin Pelham, to attend the Service of the House.
Ordered, That the King's Children, now at St. James his
House, be in this Time of Danger, removed to some
convenient House in London: And that all necessary
Provisions be provided in London for them: And that
the Earl of Pembroke be desired by both Houses, to give
Order to make ready the Lord Cottington's House in
Broad-streete, for them.
Ordered, That an Ordinance of Parliament be drawn,
to enable Mr. Cornelius Holland, a Member of this House,
to receive the Coinage Money in the Minte, due to his
Majesty, and now in the Hands of the Officers of the
Minte, and to issue the same out for the Support and
Maintenance of the King's Children at St. James': And
farther to receive and issue all such Monies as shall be
assigned for their Service.
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Millington, Mr. Rous, are appointed
to prepare an Ordinance of Parliament to this Purpose.
Oxen seized, &c.
Ordered, That the Seven Oxen of Mr. John Busbye's,
a Recusant of the County.. Bucks, now stayed in Smythfield, be delivered to the Victualler of the Navy, to be
accountable for to the House.
And it is farther Ordered, That the Money for the
Five Oxen of the said John Busby, sold to Butchers, be
delivered to Captain Bence; to be employed for Fortifying of the Neck of Land over against Durham House:
And that the Butchers be saved harmless for so doing:
And that those that have taken Pains in that Business
have Forty Shillings of it for their Encouragement.
Apprehending Ld. Moulineux.
Ordered, That it be referred and recommended unto Sir
H. Heyman and Mr. Skinner, to apprehend a Gentleman
in the County of Kent, that goes under the Name of the
Lord Moulineux, and does much Disservice there to the
Ordered, That Mr. Rose be admitted into the House.
Ordered, That the Fortifying of the Neck of Land over
against Durham House be referred to the Committee for
the Navy, to take some Order forthwith in it.
Ordered, That Mr. Roger Clerke, Mr. Job Weale, and
Mr. George Gildon, for being refractory to the Propositions
and Instructions, which they refused to subscribe for
Bringing in of Horse, Money, and Plate, be forthwith
committed Prisoners to the Compter in Southwark; there
to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dr. Coleby, and Mr.
Hamon Claxton, Clerks of Norfolk, be forthwith sent for,
as Delinquents, for not only not contributing Themselves
to the common Charge, in this Time of common Danger,
but for dissuading others, and hindering, as much as in
them lay, the Subscriptions in that County.
Plate from Lime Regis.
Ordered, That the Place brought in upon the Propositions, in the Town of Lime Regis in the County of
Dorsett, be forthwith sent up to London, by Land or
Water, as they themselves shall think safest, and most
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Peard has Leave to stay in the Town of Barnstaple, and the Country, for the Service of that Town and
Country: And that he shall be dispensed with for his
Oath of Association.
Resolved, That the Oath of Association, now brought
in, shall be taken into Consideration at this present.
Ordered, That the House be called To-morrow, at Ten
of Clock: And that the Form of the Oath of Association,
now brought in, from the Committee, be then taken into
Consideration: And all the Members of the House that
are about the Town, are injoined to be here present To-morrow, to attend the Service of the House.
Papists in Lancaster.
In regard of certain Informations sent to several Members of this House, that serve for the County of Lancaster,
from some of the Deputy Lieutenants now residing in
their County, and werewith the House hath been made
acquainted, that the Papists there, as in other Places of
this Kingdom, are now licensed to rise; and that accordingly they have beaten up their Drums to gather Force,
whereby the Peace of that County is much in Danger;
It is therefore Ordered, by the and Commons, now
assembled in Parliament, That the Deputy Lieutenants,
and all other Officers in that County, shall forthwith use
their best Endeavours, that the Persons, of all such Recusants, and others, whom they shall conceive affected to
the Disturbance of the Peace of that County, or malignant to the Proceedings of this present Parliament, shall
be forthwith disarmed and secured.
Justices of Peace in Lancaster.
Upon Information of some of the Members of this
House, of the great Increase of Poor within the Town of
Manchester, and other several Places in Lancashire, by
reason of the unavoidable Decay of Trade, occasioned by
the unhappy Distractions of these Times; and that the
Justices of Peace, who were formerly of great Use in
those Parts, have been lately, without any just Cause
appearing, displaced; It is this Day Ordered, by the
/?/ and Commons, now assembled in Parliament,
That Edw. Lord Newburgh, Chancellor of the Duchy
of Lancaster, shall forthwith issue out Commissions of
the Peace to the several Gentlemen herein named; viz.
Sir Ralph Ashton, Baronet, Ralph Ashton of Middleton,
Rich. Holland, John Bradshaw, Wm. Radcliffe, Rich.
Shutleworth, John Braddell, John Starkey, Esquires;
Sir Tho. Stanley Baronet; Jo. Holcrofte, Tho. Standish,
Geo. Doddinge, Tho. Fell, Peter Egerton, Esquires;
whereby the County may receive Benefit by their Care,
as formerly: And that he shall not discharge the said
Gentlemen from executing the said Commissions, tending
to the Good of their Country, till the House be acquainted therewith, and take farther Order in it. And
it is farther Ordered, That the said Edw. Lord Newburgh shall immediately discharge Sir Gilbert Houghton,
Knight and Baronet, Robert Holt of Stubley, Alexander
Righby of Brough, John Greenhaegh, Edm. Asheton, Sir
Alexander Radcliffe, Wm. Farrington, Orlando Bridgeman, Sir Edw. Wrightington, and Roger Kirkeby Esquires, from being farther employed as Commissioners of
the Peace within the said County: And he is also hereby
required to render both Houses an Account of his due
Performance of this Order.
Maimed Soldiers, &c.
An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, in this
present Parliament assembled, declaring their Resolutions of making Provision for those that shall be
maimed in this present War, who are in the Service
of the Parliament; and for the Wives and Children
of those that shall be slain.
WHEREAS divers Persons now are, or hereafter
may be in the Service of the Parliament, in the present
War undertaken for the Preservation of the King's Majesty's Person, the Defence of the Religion and Laws of the
Realm, and of the just Liberties of the Subjects, who have
little or nothing to maintain themselves, their Wives, and
Children, but by their own Labours: The Lords and
Commons, for their better Encouragement in the Service,
do Order and Declare, That the Lords and Commons
will provide competent Maintenance and Allowance for
such of them as shall be mained, and thereby disabled
by their Labour, to provide for Themselves, their Wives
and Children, as formerly they did; and, in the Distribution of such Allowances and Rewards, they will always
have Regard to the Deserts, and the Service of each Person: And, in case any such Person shall be slain, that they
will make Provision for the Livelihood of their Wives or
Children. And, in case any Persons of Estate shall be
slain, or die in this Service, the said Lords and Commons
do Declare, That they will take the Estates, Wives, and
Children, of such Persons, into their Protection: And, in
case their Estates shall not, at the Time of the Death of
such Persons, be settled, they will be always assistant to
the Friends of the Party deceased, in the Settling and
Disposing of their Estates, in such Manner as may be for
the most Advantage of their Wives and Children; and
shall, upon all Occasions, let their Children and Posterity
know the Respect they bear to the Memory of those who
have spent their Lives in the Service of the Church and
For several Orders for the Searching the Stables, and
Listing the Number of Horses, within the Parishes of
St. Giles in the Fields, St. James Clerkenwell, Savoy,
St. Clement, St. Andrewe's Holborne, were this Day
read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their
Prisoners in the Tower.
Ordered, by the and Commons, That all the
Prisoners in the Tower of London be forthwith kept under
such Restraint, as that not any One Prisoner be suffered to have above Two Servants, or permitted to have
Speech or Converse with any other Prisoner or Person,
but in the Presenee or Hearing of his Keeper.
Shops to be shut up in London, &c.
Ordered, That all People within the Cities of London
and Westminster, and the prime Head Places and Liberties thereof, and in the Borough of Southwark, and
the Suburbs, be required to shut up their Shops, and
forbear their Trades, and other their ordinary Employments; that so they may, with the greater Diligence
and Freedom, for the present, attend the Defence of
the said Places; and put in Execution, and perform such
Commands for the Defence and Safety thereof, as they
shall from time to time receive from the Lord Mayor,
and Committee for the Militia; both Houses of Parliament; the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom;
or the Lord *.
Ordered, That the Ship Richard of Newcastle, Mich.
Pereth Master, bound for Dantzick, and now in the River
of Thames, and stayed by Order of both Houses, be
Ordered, That the Lady Covett shall have Liberty to
go into Sussex, with such Servants and Horses as she shall
think necessary for her Retinue.
Scotch Commissioners, &c.
Two Ordinances; One for the Safe Conduct and
Safe Guard of the Commissioners for Conservation of the
Peace of the Kingdom of Scotland; and for the Divines
that shall come from the General Assembly of the
Church of Scotland, to the Assembly of Divines appointed
to meet here in England....
Safety of Ly. Stowel.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Deputy Lieutenants
of the Counties of Sommersett and Wiltes, that they take
Care for the Safety of the Person of the Lady Stowel, and
of the Goods in her Houses; provided that she give no
Shelter to any Malignants, nor receive into her Houses
any Arms, or other warlike Ammunition, than such as
shall be allowed unto her, for the Safety of her Houses,
by the said Deputy Lieutenants.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Dorset do give Order, that Sherborne Castle be forthwith demolished, according to the former Order of both
Houses, notwithstanding any Pretence of any Protection,
or any Words, or other Resistance used by the Countess
of Bristoll; and that they search for Arms, or other
warlike Ammunition, in the said Castle, Lodge, or
Dwelling-house, and seize the same.
Writ to be issued.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker shall issue his Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a new Writ, for
Electing of another Burgess to serve in the Stead of Mr.
Tho. Smyth, formerly chosen to serve for *, and expelled
the House, and since deceased.
Dep. Lieut. of Lancaster.
Resolved, That this House doth nominate and approve
of Jo. Bradshaw Esquire, to be Deputy Lieutenant of
the County of Lancaster.
Ordered, That what Monies shall be expended upon
the Dismantling and Demolishing of the Castle of Sherborne, under Five hundred Pounds, shall be defrayed out
of the Monies that come in upon the Propositions within
Message to Lords.
Sir Jo. Evelyn carried up to the Lords, the Orders for
the Contribution to Sir F. Hamilton, the Bishop of Tuan,
and Serjeant Major Bally: The Orders for securing the
Persons of the Papists in Lancashire; and concerning the
Putting out of the Commission.. Peace, divers Justices
of Peace, &c. in that County: The Order for the Indemnity of Barnstaple: The Ordinance concerning
maimed Soldiers: The Ordinances for Safe Conduct to
the Commissioners for Conservation of the Peace; and to
the Divines that are to come thence to the Assembly here:
The Order for removing the King's Children to some
secure Place in London: The Order for restraining the
Prisoners in the Tower in a stricter Imprisonment: The
Orders for searching the Stables, and listing the Number
of Horses, within the Parishes of St. Andrewe's, Holborn,
St. Martin's in the Fields, St. Giles in the Fields, St.
Clement's, and St. Mary Savoye.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech....;
The Lords desire a free Conference, by Committees
of both Houses, concerning some Propositions which the
Earl of Warwick, appointed General for these Parts,....
for the better Execution and Advantage of that Service,
presently, if it may stand with the * * * *.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has taken their Lordships Mess.... * * * *.
Mr. Martin, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Rouse, and Mr.
Browne, are appointed Managers and Reporters of this
Letter to Mayor of Barnstaple.
A Letter to the Mayor of Barnstaple, from Mr.
Speaker, was read; and signed by Mr. Speaker.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Jo. Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to all the Orders he carried up.