Die Martis, 14 Martii, 1642.
Hemell Hemstead Vicarage.
AN Ordinance for sequestring the Profits of the Parish Church of Hemell Hemstead in the County of
Herts, whereof Mr. Jo. Taylor is Vicar, into the Hands
of certain Sequestrators named in the said Sequestration,
for the Use of Mr. Geo. Kendall, Master of Arts: who
is hereby appointed and required to officiate as Vicar,
and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the
said Church, in all the Duties thereof, until farther Order
shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this
Day read; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for
Ordered, That the Mayor of Dartmouth, Captain
Worth, and Captain Chaldwicke, and all other Officers
whom it may concern, be required, according to a former
Order from the committee of the Navy, forthwith to
set at Liberty the Barque Dainty, with all the Goods she
brought with her into that Port, under the Conduct of
Mr. Tho. Webber, the Master thereof; and permit the
same to come to London: And the said Mayor and Captains, and all others, are required to send up to this
House the Letters, Invoices, and Bills of Lading, that
were in the said Barque, belonging to the said Merchants;
together with all Examinations or Instructions, which
have been taken in this Cause, for the Discovery of the
true Property of the Lading of the said Ship.
Payments to Browne, &c.
Ordered, That, out of the Money raised, or to be raised, out of Goods seized and distrained for Assessments,
within the City of London, and Suburbs thereof, by Force
of an Ordinance made the Twenty-ninth of November last,
there shall be paid, by the Treasurers of Guildhall, London, unto Mr. Tho. Browne, the Sum of Five hundred
and Five Pounds Five Shillings Seven Pence; and unto
Mr. Maximilian Barde the Sum of Five hundred Eightysix Pounds Five Shillings Ten Pence; for Monies disbursed by them, for raising Dragooners Horses, employed
in the Service of the State, under the Command of the
Lord General, at Windsor, and elsewhere: And that
there shall be likewise paid unto them the Sum of Two
hundred Ninety and Five Pounds One Shilling and Ten
Pence, for Monies disbursed by them, for Meat, and Pad
Saddles for Horses seized, and delivered for the Use of
the Lord General's Army.
And it is further Ordered, That the said Monies be
paid unto them immediately after the Payment of the
Monies already ordered by both Houses, for the Use of
Gloucester, and other Places.
Plot at Bristoll.
Divers Letters from Bristoll, of the 11th of March;
one from the Mayor; another from Colonel Fienis to my
Lord Say; and other Two Letters; were this Day ....;
relating how it pleased God to discover a Plot of divers
Conspirators of that Town, that endeavoured to betray
that Town into the Hands of Prince Rupert's Forces, and
for the Murdering and Destroying of all such as were not
of their Party.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference be
desired with the Lords: And that these Letters from
Bristoll be communicated at this Conference: And that
the Lords be desired, that Declaration may pass from
both Houses to set forth this Conspiracy to the whole
Kingdom; and that an Ordinance may pass for the Seizing the Estates of all the Conspirators, to be employed
for the Maintenance of the War there; and that a Time
may be appointed for solemnizing this Deliverance in this
City, and through the Kingdom; and that the Conspirators may be proceeded against by Directions from my
Lord General, according to the Law of Armies: That
Instructions may go to the Forces every where in all the
Parts of the Kingdom, to quicken them for the Disarming of all Malignants; and for the Preventing of them to
gather together to an Head.
Mr. Pym, Sir H. Vane junior, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Hill,
are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Sir Jo. Wray went to the Lords, to desire a Conference by Committees of both Houses, so soon as may
stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the
Discovery of a bloody and cruel Plot, for the Killing of
many well-affected Soldiers and others in the said City;
and for the Delivery of the said City up unto the Forces
of Prince Rupert.
Ordered, That, so soon as the Conference shall be
ended, the House shall take into Consideration the Providing of Monies for the great Necessities of the Armies.
Ordered, That the Members of the several Counties
do this Day, being the Post, send the Ordinances for the
weekly Assessments into their several and respective
A Request from the Agent to the French King, concerning an Order made for the Removal of the Capuchins.
Ordered, That this Business concerning the Capuchins
shall be taken into Consideration after the Conference is
ended, next after the Business that concerns the Collectors of the Customs shall be dispatched.
The humble Petition of the King's Heralds and Pursuivants of Arms, in Behalf of themselves, and their
College within the City of London.
Ordered, That the Books of Record, Registers, Entries, Precedents, Arms, Pedigrees, and Dignities; and
all such other Books, Monuments, and Papers, that
belong to the Office and College of Heralds; be kept
from demolishing, defacing, embezling, or purloining,
notwithstanding any Pretence of Entring that may be
made for any Distress.
Ordered, That * Okes, lately come out of Ireland, be
forthwith apprehended, and brought in safe Custody to
the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland; to answer a
scandalous Imputation he has laid upon the Lord
Inchiquin, who has deserved very well of this State.
Collections of Customs.
The Collectors of the Customs, who according to an
Order of Yesterday, attended, were called in: And Mr.
Speaker acquainted them with the Necessity of Setting
forth of the Navy; and of Thirty thousand Pounds to be
advanced, by Ten thousand Pounds the Week, for the
present Setting forth of the said Navy; without which
it cannot be conveniently set forth: "The House has
considered of the Demands made by the Committee
unto you for the Advance of this Thirty thousand
Pounds; and your Answer; and the Reply of the
Committee upon your Answer; and your Answer to
that Reply: The House would know, Whether you do
insist upon your former Answer; or, Whether you will
advance the Twenty thousand Pounds upon the Demands made unto you by the Committee."
To give an Answer hereunto they withdrew.
Seizure of Malignants.
A Letter from Ipswich, from Captain Bedwell, directed
to the Lord Grey of Warke, relating how, by the Direction
of Colonel Cromwell, he went to Ipswich; and there, and
in the Parts adjacent, seized and secured some Eight
great Malignants; and seized their Horses; and has
secured their Persons in Ipswich: Would know how they
and their Horses should be disposed of: And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Cage, Mr. Gourdon, Mr.
Corbett, or any Two of them, do repair to my Lord
Grey of Warke, and confer with him, What is fittest to
be done upon this Letter.
Proceedings concerning Bristoll, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and
The Lords have agreed to all the Votes that were
brought unto them at the last Conference. And they have
appointed a Committee of their House of Three, to prepare a Declaration, to be set forth, after the particular
Proofs are come from Bristoll; and desire a Committee
of a proportionable Number may be appointed.
That they have appointed the next Lord's Day to be
the Day of Thanksgiving.
That the Lords will take Order, in the mean time, that
the Letters shall be printed; and have ordered the Lord
Speaker of their House to send the Third Article, concerning the Quarters, to my Lord General.
Mr. Pym, Sir H. Vane, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Hill,
Mr. Rous, Sir Wm. Armyn, are appointed to meet with a
Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords,
to prepare a Declaration to set forth unto the Kingdom.
Prisoners in the Tower.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower shall have
Power, according to the ancient Custom, to appoint some
such Servant or Servants, as he shall know faithful, and
will answer for, to make Provisions of Victuals, and other
Necessaries, for the Prisoners there.
The Demands of the Lieutenant of the Tower, concerning Mr. Conisbye, High Sheriff of the County of
Herts, who is, by Order of this House, committed close
Prisoner, concerning some Particulars that he desires to
be satisfied in, touching his Treatment, was this Day
read; and referred to the Committee for the Tower.
Letter to Fienis, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and
That the Lords have resolved to write a Letter to Mr.
Nath. Fienis, to the Mayor, and to the Aldermen, to
give them Thanks for this Service: And do desire, that
the Speaker of this House might sign this Letter, with
the Lord Speaker of that House: And they have resolved
to send, inclosed, the Votes for seizing the Malignants
Estates; and for proceeding against them according to
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House doth agree, That Mr. Speaker of this House should
sign a Letter to the same Effect you mentioned; and to
the Sending, included, of the Orders for seizing the Conspirators Estates; and for proceeding against them according to Martial Law.
Affairs at Plymouth.
A Letter from Captain James Chudleigh, from Plymouth, of the Tenth of March, relating the State of those
Parts with relation to the Treaty; and desiring that some
Assistance might be given for the Raising of Three Regiments of Volunteers; and that Arms might be sent them
Ordered, That the Members appointed send into the
several Counties the Books for the weekly Assessments;
and to advance that Service in the several Counties, do
send their Servants to Haberdashers Hall, where they
may have so many of those Books as they shall desire.
Divers Letters from Secretary Niclas of the Seventh
of March, to Sir Wm. Boswell; to the Lord Ambassador
in Spain; to Mr. Browne, Resident at Paris; Mr. Gilbert Talbott, at Venice; with Three printed Pamphlets
in each Pacquet; the One, intituled, "An Answer of
the Earl of Newcastle, to an Imputation laid upon him
by a Warrant of the Lord Fairfaxe;" "His Majesty's
Answer to the Propositions of both Houses, concerning
the Cessation:" A Pamphlet, intituled, "Mercurius
Aulicus;" and a Letter without a Name, to Sir Wm.
Boswell; and a Letter intercepted, all in Characters,
from his Majesty to Walth. Montague; were all this
Day read; and were all intercepted in Bedfordshire.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Corbett, Mr.
Glyn, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Walth. Erle, and Mr.
Strode, to peruse these Letters; and to give Order for
the Printing of them.
Affairs at Lichfield.
Two Letters from Lichfield, concerning the Taking of
the Close at Lichfield, and the Earl of Chesterfield, and
about Two hundred Prisoners; and relating the State of
that Place, and the Parts adjoining; desiring some Supply of Monies, and some Troops of Horse, for the
Assistance of those Parts; were this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom do grant their Warrant to the Treasurer at
Wars, to pay the Saddlers for the Saddles desired by
the Gentlemen of Staffordshire, according to the Warrant
of the Lord General.
Ordered, That the Cart and Trunks belonging to the
Countess of Devon, stayed at * *, be searched and
stayed until this House take further Order: And it is
referred to the Committee for Examinations, to take
Care for the Searching of them.
Thanks to Lichfield Gentlemen.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Littleton, and Mr. Noble, do
write unto the Gentlemen at Lichfield, and return them
Thanks from this House, for their great Service they
have done: And that Mr. Serjeant Wilde * * * *.
Commissioners of Customs.
The Commissioners and Collectors of the Customs were
again called in; and did, in Substance, nothing at all very
from their Answer they gave in to the Committee.
Thereupon they again withdrew * * * *.
Resolved, That the Time for the Continuance of the
Commissioners of the Customs in the Employment of
collecting the Customs, shall be for One intire Year, to
begin from the Five and twentieth Day of March next.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, formerly presented by
the Commissioners of the Customs, be recommitted to
the Committee for the Navy; to make it conformable
to the Votes passed in the House concerning them.
The Commissioners of the Customs were again called
in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House,
acquainted them with the Vote for the Time of their
Continuance in the Employment, and with the Order
to the Committee for drawing up an Ordinance for
them accordingly; and told them, That the House did
expect, that they should comply with the Propositions
and Demands of the Committee last made.
Earl of Newport.
A Letter from the Committee at Coventry, of the 14th
of March, touching the Staying of the Earl of Newport,
by the Committee there, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Committee be written unto,
to keep the Lord Newport in safe Custody, until they
receive farther Order: And that the Committee have
Thanks returned them for their Care: And Mr. Pym
to write the Letter.
Tumult at Lambeth.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of the Business concerning the Tumult at Lambeth, shall
have Power to sit, any Four of them.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Removal of
the Capuchins, and the Remonstrance from the French
King's Agent concerning the same Business, be taken into
Consideration, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Names of the Persons to be nominated, in the Ordinance for Seizing the Estates of
Malignants be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of
the Escape of Sir Wm. Boteler out of the Gatehowse be
referred to the Committee for Prisoners where Sir
Robert Harley has the Chair.
Mr. Corbett moved the House, That there might be
an Examination had of the Crimes committed by these
Gentlemen of Norfolk, apprehended at Mr. Holl's House;
and an Inquiry made into the Nature of their Offence,
that there may be some Proceedings against them, and
their Estates seized and sequestered, if the Nature and
Quality of their Offence should merit it, in the Judgment
and Opinion of the House; or otherwise, that they might
be discharged. It was answered, That the Committee for
Examinations had Power to examine the Business, without troubling the House with it.
Advance by Commissioners of Customs.
The Demands of the Committee for the Navy, made
to the Commissioners and Collectors of the Customs,
for the Advance of Thirty thousand Pounds, for the
Setting forth of the Navy; and their Answer; the
Reply of the Committee; and their Answer to that
Reply, this Day reported to the House again, and
The Demands of the Committee:
That the Commissioners shall advance Thirty thousand Pounds.
Ten thousand Pounds thereof this Day Sevennight:
Ten thousand Pounds a Week after:
Ten thousand Pounds a Week after That.
That they shall have the Benefit of the Customs to
reimburse themselves, until it cometh in; the former
Order being performed.
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