Die Lunæ, 2 Januarii, 1642.
ORDERED, That the Serjeant do send a Servant, to
seize the Books, intituled, "A Complaint to the
House of Commons," in the Shop * * *.
Ordered, That Jo. Wright be committed to the Compter
in Woodstreet, for publishing a scandalous Book against
the Parliament, intituled, "A Complaint to the House
Lyme Regis Petition.
The humble Petition of the Mayor, Burgesses, and
Inhabitants of Lyme Regis, in the County of Dorsett.
Delinquents Estates, &c.
Ordered, That the Propositions, for Raising of Monies
upon the Estates of Delinquents, &c. presented by Mr.
Rous, be referred to the Committee for Subscriptions,
where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair.
Dep. Porter in the Tower.
Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Langston, Gentleman Porter of
the Tower of London, be required to make Rich. Birch,
Warder of the Tower, to be his Deputy Porter, for attending, looking, watching, and searching at the Tower Gates;
and to do all other Things, as Porter, in or about the said
Gates, which belong to the Deputy Porter: And Mr.
Lieutenant of the Tower of London is required to entertain and admit of the said Rich. Birch into the said
Propositions to the King.
"That all such Persons as have been put out of the
Commissions of the Peace, or of Oyer and Terminer,
or from being Custodes Rotulorum, since the first Day of
April 1642 (other than such as were put out by the Desire of both or either of the Houses of Parliament,) may
again be put into those Commissions and Offices: And
that such Persons may be put out of those Commissions
and Offices, as shall be named unto Your Majesty by
both Your Houses of Parliament.
Resolved, That this Proposition shall be entertained in
the Stead of the Sixth Proposition.
Resolved, That my Lord Petre's House in Aldersgate
Street, and the Dean of Paules his House near Paules,
shall be appointed Prisons, to receive the Prisoners that
are coming from Chichester, and such other Prisoners as
the Houses shall appoint: And that Mr. White be appointed Keeper of my Lord Peter's House, and Mr.
Dillingham Keeper of the Dean of Paules his House:
And the Committee for Prisons, where Mr. Trenchard
has the Chair, is appointed to prepare an Ordinance
to this Purpose: and to consider to what Prisons those
Prisoners shall be sent and appointed as come from
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords do desire a present Conference by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Bill of the Militia.
Hertfordshire Forces, &c.
Mr. Winwood is appointed to carry up to the Lords
the Ordinance, concerning the Hertfordshire Forces
coming to the Assistance of the County of Bucks.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships; and will give a
present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pierrepointe, are appointed
Reporters of this Conference.
Defence of Lincoln.
Ordered, That the Officers of the Ordnance do deliver
Sixteen Pieces of Ordnance, upon Account, to the County
of Lincolne, and Town of Boston, for the Service of the
said Town and County.
Ordered, That the Committees and Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Lincolne (excepting the Members of the House of Commons,) that be about this Town,
be injoined forthwith to repair into the said County; for
the Defence and Safety thereof.
Hertfordshire Forces, &c.
Mr. Winwood brings Answer, That the Lords do
concur in the Order carried up by him, concerning
Hertfordshire assisting the County of Bucks.
Mr. Holles reports, from the Conference, That the Lord
Mandevile told them, That they were preparing a Bill for
settling the Militia by Land: That they meet with such
Difficulties in it, they desire it may be left alone, till the
King comes to the Parliament: And desire the Concurrence of this House herein. That they had prepared a
Bill for settling the Militia by Sea; and brought it so far
as to the Ingrossing.
Propositions to the King.
That it might be One of the Propositions to his Majesty,
That a Bill might pass for the Disbanding of all Armies,
Guards, and all extraordinary Forces.
Resolved, That this House doth assent to the Seventh
Proposition; with the Addition of the Word, "Damages"
after the Word "Debts."
The House being informed, that divers Prisoners were
brought from Chichester; it was referred to the Committee for Prisoners, to consider to what Prisons, and
other Places of Safety, they should be committed: And,
upon their Report to the House,
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Twelve
Persons, designed by the Committee for Winchester
House, be forthwith committed Prisoners thither, for
actual Levying War against the King, and Parliament.
The Names of the Persons appear in the Warrants,
according to the List delivered in by the Committee.
Resolved, &c. That the several Prisoners, designed by
the Committee for the Compters of Wood-street and
Poultry, London, be forthwith committed thither, for
levying actual War against the King and Parliament.
The Names appear in the Warrants, according to the
Lists delivered in by the Committee.
Resolved, That Major Lindsey, Captain Woolfe, Captain Cooper, Sir Wm. Baladine, Mr. Wm. May, Major
Gourdon, Captain Ennies, Captain Atkinson, Lieutenant
Withrington, Lieutenant Pridgeon, Ensign Shelly, Captain Stephenson, Ensign Shelly, Lieutenant Bird, Ensign
Cosse, Captain Mohun, be committed Prisoners to the
Lord Peter's House; for actually levying War against
the King and Parliament.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Balendine and Mr. Lewkner
shall be kept close Prisoners: And that their Keeper be
required to permit any Victuals or other necessary Provisions to be brought for their Relief; but not to permit
any body to speak with them, but in the Presence of a
Ordered, That the Keeper of the Compter in Woodstreet
do bring, To-morrow Morning at Eight of the Clock,
Colonel Cockeram to the Inner Star Chamber, to be
there examined by a Committee: And that his Keeper
be required not to suffer any to speak with him.
Earl of Portland.
Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfeilde and
That the Lords have made an Order, which they
thought fit to communicate unto this House; viz.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to let
them know, that, upon the humble Petition of the Earl
of Portland to be released, this House not finding now
any Cause of further detaining him in Custody, their
Lordships think fit to set him at Liberty.
Master, a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Mr. Master, now Prisoner in the Gatehouse, be kept close Prisoner: And that the Keeper be
required to take special Care, that none be suffered to
speak with him.
Book to be burnt.
Ordered, That the Books, intituled, "A Complaint to
the House of Commons, &c." shall be burnt, by the
Hand of the Hangman, in the New Pallace at Westminster, and Smithfeilde: And that the Sheriffs of London
do take Care that it be done accordingly.
Lambeth House Guards.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Militia, and to Colonel Manwaring, forthwith to double
the Guards about Lambeth House; and to have a special
Care that it be done.
Propositions to the King.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pym, Mr. Perepointe, Mr. Holles, Mr.
Martyn, Mr. Cage, Mr. Waller, Mr. Browne, Sir P.
Wentworth, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Whitlocke, Sir Hen.
Heyman, Mr. Rigby;
This Committee is to consider of the Ninth and Tenth
Propositions, according to the Debate this Day had
upon the same; and to present the same to the House:
And are to meet, To-morrow at Eight of Clock, in the
Court of Wards.
The Question was first propounded, for laying aside
the Eleventh Proposition:
And then the Question being put, Whether this Question should be now put:
The House was divided: And
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Mr. Jo. Goodwyn,
||With the Yea,
So that it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Eleventh Proposition, concerning the Cessation of Arms, shall be committed.
The Question being put, for the Committing it to a
Committee of the whole House;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Eleventh Proposition, concerning the Cessation of Arms, shall be committed to
the former Committee for the Ninth and Tenth Propositions.
Ordered, That the Twelfth Proposition, concerning the
putting the Laws into due Execution against Papists be
taken into Consideration To-morrow at Nine of Clock.
Defence of Lyme Regis.
Upon Reading of the humble Petition of the Mayor,
Burgesses and Inhabitants of Lyme Regis, in the County
of Dorsett, by which is made known the Approaching
of Sir Ralph Hopton, with his Forces, towards that
Town, and the Danger they are in; having been already
threatened, for their good Affections, and hearty Endeavours for the Publick; and the Consequence of that
Place, in regard of the many Ships now being in that
Harbour, and the Guns and Ammunition there (the said
Ships being lately come home, loaden with much Goods
and Merchandize, which will be a Means to invite them
to come thither); and the Place not being able, by the
Strength in it, to make Opposition or Resistance;
It is this Day Ordered, by the Commons in Parliament
assembled, That Sir Walter Earle, and the rest of the
Deputy Lieutenants in the County of Dorset, are required
to send such Forces into the Town of Lyme Regis, for
Aid and Defence of the same, as Occasion shall require:
And the Forces so by them directed, are hereby required
not to fail in yielding their Obedience thereunto, as they
will answer the Neglect of so important a Service: And
the better to enable the said Town to defray the Charge
and Expence of this great Work, it is likewise Ordered,
That they may take out of their own Subscription Money
the Sum of Two hundred Pounds: And Allowance shall
be given thereof upon their Account.
THE Merchant, Spaniards, and Owners of the Ship
Clare, having this Day, in Obedience to an Order of this
House, of 29° Decembris last past, paid in the Sum of
Twenty thousand Pounds; which, with the Thirty thousand Pounds formerly delivered into the Tower, is to
stand liable, instead of Bail, unto all Suits, Arrests, and
Claims according to Law (as the Goods should have
been, if they had continued still in Custody) made either
by the Spanish Ambassador, or any other whomsoever,
concerning the Premises; This House doth therefore
Order, That all those Persons, Sir John Null, or whosoever else, here or at Southampton, in whose Custody the
Cochineal, Ginger, Hides, and other Goods brought in
the Ship the Clare, do remain, do forthwith deliver up
the said Goods unto Ignatio Landaholah, Diego De
Escary, Benedict Stafford, and John Mayo, for the Use
of themselves, and the rest of the Merchants and Owners,
free from any present or future Restraint or Trouble
whatsoever; they paying Freight, Custom, and all other
Charges duly disbursed by the said Masters and Owners,
any ways concerning the said Goods. And this House
doth further Order, That the Judge of the Admiralty,
and all others whom it may concern, take due Notice
of this Order; and do nothing in Prejudice of the real
Hertford-shire Forces, &c.
WHEREAS great Forces of Papists, and other illaffected Persons, are now in actual War against the King,
the Parliament, and whole Kingdom; and Part of those
Forces being now drawn to Brill, in the County of Buck',
and other Places adjoining, have, according to their
Usage, plundered, robbed, pillaged, and murdered, divers
good Protestants thereabouts; and threatened to march
into the County of Hertford, and other Counties that
Way, there to commit the like Outrages, and barbarous
Cruelties, as they have done in Places where they have
formerly been: The Lords and Commons in Parliament,
being most desirous to prevent those Miseries, and to
suppress the Authors of them; for the better Effecting
thereof, do hereby desire all well-affected Persons, of the
County of Hertford, and other Counties and Places, adjoining, forthwith to raise all such Forces of Horse and
Foot as they can make; and to march with them to Aylesbury, in the County of Buck'; and to such other Place
as they shall be directed by Order from both Houses of
Parliament, or from the Earl of Essex Lord General; and
to join with and assist the Forces raised by Authority of
Parliament, for the Defence of themselves, their Families,
and Estates, and of the true Protestant Religion; and
for the Suppressing and Punishing those Forces at Brill,
and all other their Adherents, notorious Enemies to the
King and Kingdom: And such well-affected Persons, in
the County of Hertford, or of any other Counties or Places
whatsoever, that shall join with and assist the Forces,
raised by Authority of Parliament, for the Purposes abovementioned, shall therein do a very acceptable Service to
the Commonwealth; and shall be assisted and protected
by the Power and Authority of Parliament.
Search for Books.
Ordered, That the Serjeant's Man do forthwith go and
search the Shops, in and about Westminster *, or elsewhere, for the Book, intituled, "A Complaint to the
House of Commons:" And in case they find any, or
Suspicion that any hath them, that the Serjeant's Man take
him or her into safe Custody; and him and her to keep,
till this House hath taken other Order to the contrary.