Die Veneris, 14 Octobris, 1642.
Information against Long, &c.
Jo. Paul Green informs the House, That he had a
Warrant * * * * he brought Eastwood, one that
sold an Horse and Mare, and run from his Colours; and
carried him before Justice Long, who did nothing unto him.
Ordered, That Justice Long be summoned to attend
the House forthwith: And that the Headborough of
Clerkenwell be summoned.
Upon the humble Petition of the Minister, and others
the Inhabitants of the Borough and Parish of Riegate in
Com' Surrey, desiring that a Lecture formerly performed
and frequented every Tuesday in the Forenoon, being their
Market Day, and of late Years discontinued, might be
revived, performed, and continued, by Mr. Jo. Hampton,
Vicar of Riegate, and by the neighbouring Ministers
whose Names are subscribed;
It is Ordered, That the said Lecture be revived, performed, and continued, by the Ministers presented, without the Lett or Interruption of any Man, accordingly.
Aspersions on Parliament, &c.
Mr. Whittacre reports from the Committee for Informations, many Aspersions laid by Mr. Hughes, Parson
of Sheperton, upon the City, the Parliament, and his
Majesty: Those upon the City were proved by Three
Witnesses: Those upon the Parliament and his Majesty,
by One Witness.
"There are younger Brothers, that if the King will
give them Pillage, will make the round-headed Rogues
shake:" And said also, "if he were as the King, he
would take the Tower, and beat down the City about the
One saying, That he had heard there were Five or Six
Men that the King would fain have; Mr. Hughes answered, "It was fit he should have them; for they were
Francis Randall saith, That about a Year since he heard
Mr. Hughes say, "That he did know that the King
would venture his Crown upon the Papists Heads."
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Hughes, Parson of Shepperton, be forthwith committed a Prisoner to
the New Prison in Middlesex, there to remain during the
Pleasure of the House.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That * Dale, the Under
Sheriff of the County of Lincolne, be forthwith sent for,
as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms, for searching
and breaking open divers Houses in the said County,
contrary to Law.
Mr. Fiennes his House * * * *.
Disposing of Prisoners.
Mr. Rigby, * Morley, * Holland, * Ven, * Fountaine,
* Vassall, * Pye, * Whitacre, are appointed to consider
of the fittest and most convenient way of disposing of such
Prisoners as are taken by the Army, and are burthensome
to the State, either by sending them to the Indies, or otherwise; and to treat with such Citizens, concerning this
Business, as they shall think fit: And have Power to send
for Parties, &c.
The humble Petition of Antony Bromston, Minister of
Walmer in the County of Kent, concerning a Pension due
unto him by the Bishop of Canterbury, and Sir H. Mennes,
more immediately, was this Day read; and referred unto
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Wheeler, * Rigby, * Barrington, *
Strickland, * White; or any Three of them: And are to
meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in
the Court of Wards; and so from time to time, as they
please: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses,
Papers, Records, &c.
A Letter from the Lord Forbes, of the Twenty-eighth
of September, from Glyn Castle, wherein he refers himself
to the Relation concerning the State of the War there;
and concerning a French Gentleman, Merchant of a Ship
that was taken by the Lord Forbes, in the River of Limmerick, that brought an Hundred Barrels of Powder,
Wine, Salt, and other Provisions, for the Rebels.
Mr. Peters was called in; and made Relation of the
Taking this Ship, of One hundred and Fifty Ton; and of
other Ships laden with Ammunition, and other Necessaries, for the Rebels there.
The French Merchant himself was at the Door: And
the House fell into Debate what should be done with the
..Marten, .. Vassall, .. Rous, .. Lucas, .. Holland,
.. Rigby, .. Vane junior, .. White, .. Rolle, are to consider of this Business concerning the French Merchant
taken with a Ship's Lading of Ammunition, in the River
of Limmerick, and sent up thence hither: And have
Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Records, &c.:
And are to sit To-morrow, at Eight of Clock, in the
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants, and other the
Committees intrusted in the County of Surrey, for the
Raising and Collecting the Monies and Plate upon the
Propositions, be injoined, in their several Divisions, to
advance that Service; and that they do use all possible
Diligence forthwith to send to London, to the Treasurers
at Guildhall, all such Sums of Money and Plate as are
collected in the several Divisions in that County, and
brought in upon the Propositions; and that they give an
Account to the House of all their Doing and Proceedings
herein, on Monday-come-sevennight.
Affairs at Worcester.
A Letter from the Committee at Worcester, concerning the Advancing the Service upon the Propositions;
and to consider what is fit to be done with those that
refuse to contribute; and concerning the Stopping of the
Michaelmas Rents and Revenues of Bishops, Deans,
Deans and Chapters, notorious Delinquents, &c. was
this Day read.
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Armyn carried up to the Lords, the Order for
the Hundred Pounds to the Lady Baltinglasse; For the
Monies for the Scotts Arms: The Order of the Third of
September, concerning the Committee for the Affairs of
Ireland: The Order for Posts in St. Martin's.
Member of Contributing
That when the House is called, that then those Members which have not contributed at all, or not according
to their Promise, shall be considered of.
Upon Mr. Rows his Report from the Committee appointed to consider of his Majesty's Revenue;
It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the
Master, Counsel, Receivers, and other Officers of the
Court of Wards, whom it may concern, be required to
make Stop of the Payment of these several annual Pensions following, payable out of his Majesty's Revenue
arising out of that Court; viz. Two Pensions to the Duke
of Richmond, One of Two thousand One hundred Pounds
per Annum, another of One thousand Four hundred
Pounds per Annum; to the Lord Willoughby of Eresby,
One thousand Pounds per Annum; to the Lord Grandison, Five hundred Pounds; to the Earl of Bristoll, Two
thousand Pounds per Annum; to Mr. Willmott, One
thousand Pounds per Annum; to the Treasurers of the
Navy, Six thousand Pounds per Annum.
The Question being put, Whether a Question should
be now put, concerning the Allowance of a Pension of
Two hundred Pounds per Annum to Sir John Farrall
It passed with the Negative.
Persons not contributing.
Resolved, upon the Question, That such Persons as
shall not contribute to the Charge of the Commonwealth,
in this Time of imminent Necessity, shall be held fit to
Resolved, &c. That such Persons as shall not contribute to the Charge of the Commonwealth, in this Time
of imminent Necessity, shall be held fit to be secured.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Lord
Mayor and Sheriffs of the City of London shall forthwith
search the Houses, and seize the Arms, belonging unto
Mr. Nathanael Jefferson, Mr. Ansten, Mr. John Bedle,
Mr. John Batty, Mr. Ralph Long, and Mr. Rob. Lewis,
all of Bread-streete Ward; Mr. John Blunt, of Lime-streete
Ward; Mr. Alderman Wright, of Coleman-streete Ward;
Mr. Roger Drake, and Mr. John Walther, of Farrington
Without; for that, as it appears by the Report from the
Committee, they have not contributed as they ought, to
the Charge of the Commonwealth, in this Time of imminent Necessity.
Sequestration of Delinquents Estates.
Resolved, &c. That the Fines, Rents, and Profits, of
Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, Deans and Chapters, and
of such notorious Delinquents, who have taken up Arms
against the Parliament, or have been active in the Commission of Array, shall be sequestered for the Use and
Service of the Commonwealth. The Manner of the
Sequestration is referred to the Committee for sequestring
the Estate of the Lord Capell.
Mr. Browne, Mr. Rigbie, Mr. Prediaux, Mr. Pelham,
Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Millington, are added to
That Committee: And it is especially recommended to
Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Corbett, and Mr. Rigby, to take Care
of this Business: And are to meet this Afternoon at Three
of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards; and so from
time to time, as they shall think fit: And have Power to
send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the King's Revenue arising out of
Rents, Fines in Courts of Justice, Compositions for
Wards, and the like, and all other his Majesty's Revenues,
shall be brought in to the several Courts, and other
Places, where they ought to be paid in; and not issued
forth, or paid out, until further Order shall be taken by
both Houses of Parliament.
Resolved, That a Conference shall be desired with the
Lords To-morrow Morning: And that these Votes shall
be Heads for this Conference.
Mr. Pym, and Sir Henry Vane junior, are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Burgesses that serve
for the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Borough
of Southwarke, and to the Knights that serve for the
County of Middlesex, to prepare an Order for the Restraining the Resort of all Strangers, and suspected Persons, into the Cities of London and Westminster, and the
Suburbs, and Out-Parishes; and to present the Names
of such Persons as they shall think fit to be intrusted with
the Execution this Order.
State of the Kingdom.
Mr. Pym presented, from the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, a Declaration of the State of
the Kingdom, at this present: Which is ordered to be
read the first Business To-morrow Morning.
Mr. White, appointed Keeper of the Prison of the
Gatehowse, by both Houses, informeth the House, That,
having the Charge of the Prison, he could not have the
Keys, nor the Books.
The humble Petition of Mrs. Anne Weekes, concerning
the Custody and Charge of the Gatehowse, assigned to some
Trustees for her Maintenance, &c. and ordered to be
referred to the Committee for the Prison of the Gatehouse: And that it be likewise referred to That Committee to inquire whether Mrs. Weekes were any way
guilty of the Escape of Mr. Legg: And that in the mean
time the Keys and Books belonging to the said Prison,
be forthwith delivered into the Hands and Custody of
Mr. Christopher White.
Merchant Strangers Loan.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired in the Order
concerning the Merchant Strangers Money, to be paid
towards the Brotherly Assistance.
Ordered, That Sir John Lenthall be required to lay
Irons upon such of the Prisoners of the King's Bench,
as shew themselves disorderly and mutinous.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Wm. Armyn brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to all the Orders carried up by him, but That concerning the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland to
have Voices at the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland:
To which they will send Answer by Messengers of their
Payment to Norris.
WHEREAS it appeareth, by the Letters of the Lords
Justices, and Council of Ireland, dated the Thirteenth of
September 1642, and directed to the Lords and others
his Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland,
grounded upon the Certificate of Sir Tho. Rotherham,
and Sir F. Willoughby, Knights, that Tobias Norris of
Dublyn, Merchant, did, at the Beginning of the Rebellion,
provide so much Woollen Cloth as made Two hundred
Twenty-five Suits of Cloaths, for Men, Women, Children,
which were distributed to the poor English People that
were stripped of all they had, and came naked to
Dublyn: Which Cloth, together with the making it into
such Suits, amounted to One hundred and Twelve Pounds,
which they desired might be paid here in this Kingdom:
It is thereupon this Day Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons, That the said One hundred and Twelve
Pounds be paid unto the said Tobias Norris, out of such
Contribution Monies as are or shall be brought in, for
the Relief of the poor People in Ireland, as a Part of that
which is or shall be designed for the City of Dublyn.
Bandon Bridge Forces.
UPON the Petition of Abraham Savage, on the Behalf
of the Town of Bandon Bridge; whereby, amongst other
Things, it is desired, That Four Companies of Foot, and
One Troop of Horse, which they have raised by themselves, and with them defended the said Town, and done
many good Services upon the Rebels, at their own
Charge, might now be taken into the Pay of this State by
the Parliament; the which Petition was referred to the
Committee for the Affairs of Ireland: And upon a Report
from That Committee, this Day made: It is this Day
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the said Four
Foot Companies so raised by the Town of Bandon Bridge,
be received into the Pay of this State, according to the
Rates and Allowances of other Foot Companies in that
Kingdom, and according to their Musters from the First
Day of November next coming: And that Mr. Francis
Boyle be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,
to be Captain of One of those Foot Companies. And it is
farther Ordered, That the said Troop of Horse, so raised
and kept by that Town, be likewise received into Pay of
this State, according to the Rates and Allowances of
other Troops, and according to their Musters, from the
said First Day of November next coming.
Payment to Saunderson.
UPON a Report this Day made from the Committee
for the Affairs of Ireland, That, according to an Order of
Reference from the House of Commons, they had taken
into Consideration a Petition and Certificate under the
Hands and Seals of the Mayor, and divers other Persons
of Quality, in and near the City of Londonderry in Ireland,
for Payment of a Thousand and Forty Pounds Sterling,
unto James Saunderson of Edenburgh, Merchant, or his
Assigns, for Twelve hundred Bolls of Oatmeal, which
he delivered unto them, for the Relief of the Soldiers
near thereabouts, at the Rate of Seventeen Shillings and
Four-pence the Boll: Which Sum of One thousand and
Forty Pounds they desire may be paid, according to an
Order of Parliament; which warranteth Payment in like
Case, within Thirty Days after the Sight here of such
Certificate: This Certificate being shewn here upon the
Fourth Day of this instant October, It is thereupon this
Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the said
Sum of One thousand and Forty Pounds be paid to the
said James Saunderson, or his Assigns, out of the Adventurers Money, in due Time, in Discharge of the said
Twelve hundred Bolls of Oatmeal; and according to the
Order of Parliament in that Behalf.