Die Mercurii, 20 Julii, 1642.
Information against Guyn.
AN Information against Jo. Guyn, the Vicar of Cople
in Bedfordshire, touching the Reading the King's
Declaration: and absolutely refusing to read the Declarations from the Parliament.
Jo. Wood was called in; who is a Parishioner of the
said Parish; who did attest the Truth of his Demeanor,
and Carriage in the * * * *.
Resolved, upon * *, That Mr. Jo. Guyn, Vicar of
Cople in the County of Bedford, be forthwith summoned,
in safe Custody.
Leave of Absence.
That Mr. Piers Edcomb shall have Liberty to go into
the Country, and to stay there for Six Weeks.
Upon the humble Petition of Wm. Turner, Clerk and
Sexton, * * * *.
Ordered, That Captain Rowland St. Leger's Name be
inserted among the Names of other Officers that are ordered to be paid; and that so much be paid unto him as
shall appear to be due upon Sir Wm. Uvedale's Certificate.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. White do
consider of the Clause in the Bill of Four hundred thousand
Pounds, concerning the Commissioners making Collectors.
Loan from Merchant Strangers.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That every Alderman of the City of London, and their Deputies, where
no Alderman is, be hereby required forthwith to send
out his Warrant unto the Common-council-men of his
Ward; requiring them with all Speed, in some convenient Place within his Ward, to call before them all
and every the Merchant Strangers, together with other
Inhabitants that are not free of the said City, dwelling
within their aforesaid Ward; to know what Sums of
Money they have underwritten or promised, or shall,
by their good Persuasions, underwrite or promise, to
lend, towards the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, desired
by both Houses of Parliament to be borrowed of them,
to supply many great and urgent Occasions the Parliament at present hath for Money; and forthwith to make
Payment of the same into the Chamberlain's Office, in
the Guildhall, London; and to return the Names of the
several Persons, together with their particular Sums they
have or shall lend, unto some One of the Citizens that
serve in Parliament for the City of London: And the
Officers appointed to receive the Hundred thousand
Pounds lent by the several Companies of London, are
hereby likewise authorized to receive the several Sums
lent by any particular Person, that is a Merchant Stranger,
or other Inhabitant, that is no Freeman of the City; and
to give Acquittances for the same.
Commissions of Array.
Whereas several Commissions of Array have lately
issued out under the Great Seal of England, into the
several Counties of Leicester, Worcester, and other Counties of this Realm, tending to the great Danger of his
Majesty, and the Disturbance of the Peace of this Kingdom: For the Preventing thereof, and of the Execution
and Issuing out of any such Commissions for the time to
come: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, That the Judges and Justices
of Assize, of the several Counties of England and
Wales, be required, in their several Circuits, at the
Assizes and Great Sessions to be next held for each
County within this Realm, and the Dominion of Wales,
respectively, in open Court; and, in their several
Charges to be delivered to the Grand Juries, at the said
Assizes and Great Sessions; openly to Declare and
Publish, That the said Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, have, upon mature Deliberation, resolved,
upon the Question, That the said Commissions of Array
are against Law, and against the Liberty and Property
of the Subject: And that all those that are Actors in
putting the same in Execution, shall be esteemed as
Disturbers of the Peace of the Kingdom, and Betrayers
of the Liberty of the Subject.
Payment to the Scotts.
That the House be resolved into a Committee, to
consider of paying the Scotts their Part of the Brotherly
A Message from the Lords by Sir Ro. Riche and
Letter from E. of Holland.
The Lords have received, this Morning, a Letter from
the Earl of Holland; which they commanded us to
deliver unto you, to peruse; and to desire it may be
sent back unto them again.
Message to Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay carried up unto the Lords divers Orders
for Sommersett, and Dorsett, for advancing the Propositions for bringing in of Horse, Money, and Plate; the
Orders for paying Two hundred Pounds to the Lady
Gray, Lord Docwra, Doctor Jones, the Archbishop of
Cashell in Ireland, Mr. Fitzgerald; and Fifty Pounds to
Mr. Hodges; and likewise an Order concerning the
Commissions of Array to be sent to the Justices of the
Assizes; and and an Order to be sent, concerning the
Borrowing of Monies of the Merchants Stranger. He
is likewise to move the Lords, to give an Answer
touching the Horse Arms to be delivered to Sir Wm.
Balfour: And likewise to desire the Lords to give some
Answer to the Propositions delivered at the Conference
on Saturday last, concerning the Bringing of Forces out
of Ulster into * * Province.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Letter now
received from the Committee at Beverly, be referred to
the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, to consider what is fit to be done thereupon.
Letter to E. of Warwick, &c.
A Letter to be sent from Mr. Speaker to the Earl
of Warwick, and to Captain Walker, were read; and
approved of; and signed by Mr. Speaker.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Southby, who was
sent for, as a Delinquent, and remains so in the Serjeant's
Custody, be forthwith released from any farther Restraint.
Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That the First of the Five Regiments that
are to be raised by the Adventurers of Ireland, to be sent
into Munster, be forthwith sent to the Relief of the Earl
of Thomond: And that the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,
and the Lord Wharton, be desired to take Care, and to
give Order, for the speedy sending this Regiment away
accordingly: And that the Regiment under the Command of the Lord Kerry, may be the Regiment if they
think fit: And that the Treasurers appointed to receive
the Monies that come in upon the Acts of Subscriptions
for Ireland, be required forthwith to pay unto the Lord
of Kerry all his Levy Money, for the Levying of his
Regiment: And that he shall receive his Commission
from the Committee of London; and seal his Indenture:
And that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Troop of Horse,
and the Hundred Foot, raised by the Earl of Thomond, be
received into Pay from the First of July, 1642.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
Irish Affairs, to take Care, that the Lord of Kerrye's
Regiment, to be sent over to the Succour of the Earl of
Thomond, when it is levied, may not stay for a Ship, and
other Means, for their Transport.
Ordered, That the Earl of Warwick be desired to send
forth a Ship presently, to the Mouth of the River of
Waterford, for the Defence of Duncannon Fort; together
with a Pinnace, of the Burthen of some Twenty Ton.
A Message from the Lords, by the Master of the
Rolls and Dr. Heath;
Judgment against the Nine Lords.
That the Lords are ready to give Judgment against
the Nine Lords impeached, by Word of Mouth, by the
Commons, if the Commons, by their Speaker, be ready
to come up, to demand Judgment.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House, with their Speaker, is ready to come up to demand
Judgment against the Nine Lords formerly impeached by
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree with this House in all the Orders, and other Matters, carried up by him to the Lords, except Two; the
One, concerning the Arms to be delivered to Sir Wm.
Balfour; the other, concerning the removing of some
of Ulster Forces into the Province of Munster: To the
which they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Judgment against the Nine Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall, at the Lords Bar,
in the Name of all the Commons of England, demand
Judgment against Spencer Earl of Northampton, William
Earl of Deconshire, Henry Earl of Dover, Henry Earl of
Monmouth, Charles, Lord Howard of Charlton, Rob. Lord
Rich, Charles Lord Gray of Ruthen, Tho. Lord Coventry,
Arthur Lord Capell.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Geo. Bolton, a poor
labouring Man, and Prisoner in the Gatehouse, by an
Order of this House, be forthwith released from any
Resolved, upon the Question, That upon the humble
Petition of Evan Lewis and Richard Hubard, Prisoners
in Newgate, by Order of this House, for selling about the
Streets a printed Paper, called "The Resolution of the
County of Hereford," they be forthwith released from
any farther Restraint.
A Message from the Lords, by the Master of the Rolls
and Dr. Heath.
Arms from Hull.
The Lords have commanded us to bring down this
Order unto you.
The Order was in hæc verba;
"Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom
shall hereby have Power to dispose of the Arms that
came from Hull, to be made fit and serviceable; and to
issue them out for the Defence of the Kingdom, as they
shall think fit."
Resolved, upon the *, That Directions be sent to the
Lords Justices of Ireland, to require them to send a Regiment of a Thousand Foot of the Lemster Forces, to the
Lord Esmond, for the Defence of Duncannon Fort: And
that Mr. Cromwell and Mr. Strode do prepare a Letter
to this Purpose.
Train of Artillery.
Ordered, That the Lords, at the next Message, be
desired to give some Dispatch to the Order concerning
the Train of Artillery.
Cannon for Dublyn.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Two whole Cannon,
with their Carriage and Equipage, be forthwith sent to
Dublyn, for the Service of that Kingdom: And that these
Two whole Cannon, with their Carriage and Equipage,
be taken and issued out of his Majesty's Stores in the
Tower of London: And the Lords Concurrence be desired
Commission of Array.
Ordered, That the Serjeant do take Care to send down
Messengers of Purpose, with the Orders of both Houses,
for the Publishing of the Declarations concerning the
Illegality of the Commission of Array, at the General
Assizes throughout the Kingdom, to be delivered to the
Judges of Assize, to be published in their several Circuits,
according to the said Order of both Houses: And that
they return an Account to this House, of the Delivery
of the said Orders and Declarations.
It is further Ordered, That the Serjeant shall be allowed his Charges and Expences in the Sending of these
Orders and Declarations, at the publick Charge of the