Die Veneris, 20 Januarii, 1642.
Jewels, &c. from Women of Linne.
THE House being informed, That some well-affected
Women of the Town of Linne had sent up some
Jewels and Rings for the publick Service;
The House doth accept thereof; and return them Thanks.
Defence of King's Liune.
The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, &c. of
the Brough of King's Linne in the County of Norfolk,
desiring to be furnished with Twelve Pieces of Ordnance,
Three hundred Musquets, Twenty Barrels of Powder,
and proportionable Shot and Match, to be employed for
the Defence and better Service of the said Town, was
this Day read: And.
It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom; and in especial Manner recommended unto
them for the Furnishing of the said Town with Six Pieces
of Ordnance at least, and Two hundred Musquets furnished, and Twenty Barrel of Powder, with Shot and
Match proportionable, if it can with any Conveniency
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Norfolk be required to give their best Assistance with
a Troop of Horse, and some other Forces, as Occasion
shall require, to the Town of Linne, at their Mart.
It is farther Ordered, That the Monies allowed to the
said Town out of their Propositions, for the Fortifying
of the said Town, be disposed of to that End, according
as shall be directed by Tho. Gerling Mayor, Tho. Toll,
Captain Tho. Slany, Nath. Maney, and Edw. Robinson,
Aldermen, and Captain Rivett.
Ailesbury Forces, &c.
Whereas the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of
Buck', now at Ailesbury in that County, have received
several Sums of Money, subscribed in that County upon
the Propositions, and employed the same for Payment
of the Soldiers now at Ailesbury: This House doth well
approve of their Doings herein; and doth order and authorize the said Deputy Lieutenants, or any Two of
them, to cause to be collected such other Sums of Monies
as they can procure upon the said Propositions; and to
employ the same for the further Payment of the said
Forces. And it is further Ordered, That the said Deputy
Lieutenants do give an Account, and certify unto the
Treasurer at Wars, or his Deputy, what Monies they do
receive and employ upon these Occasions.
Whereas Captain Feilde, with a Company of Foot
under his Command, out of their good Affections to the
Publick, are come from Tringe in the County of Hertforde, Aylesbury in the County of Buck'; and joined with
the Forces there, for the Defence of those Countries, and
the Parts adjacent: And the said Captain Feilde, for the
Pay of his Soldiers, hath made use of Part of the Monies
subscribed by that Town upon the Propositions; of which
Money there remains yet uncollected in that Town the
Sum of Sixty Pounds, or thereabouts: This House doth
well approve of the Doings of the said Captain herein;
and doth order and authorize him to collect and receive
the Remainder of the Proposition Monies in that Town
of Tringe; and to employ the same for the further Pay
of the Soldiers under his Command. And it is further
Ordered, That the said Monies already received by the
said Captain Feilde, and the Residue to be received, upon
the Propositions, in the said Town of Trine, be repaid
unto the County of Hertford, upon Demand thereof.
Propositions to the King.
The House, according to the Order of Yesterday,
resumed the Consideration of the Alterations to the Propositions, reported from the Conference: And appointed
a Committee, according to the Desire of the Lords,
concerning the Eighth Proposition:
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pierrepointe, Mr. Pym, Sir Philip
Stapilton, Mr. Browne, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Nicoll, Sir
Robert Harley, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Wm. Waller,
Mr. Grimston, Mr. Whittlock;
This Committee is to meet with a Committee of a
proportionable Number of the Lords; to hear what the
Lords shall deliver concerning the Eighth Proposition,
and to report it to the House.
As to the Ninth Proposition; in which the Lords desire that the Three last Lines may be left out; and that
these Words may be added instead, "and that the Lord
Keeper may be commanded to omit such as are unfit for
Government;" the House doth resolve to adhere to their
As to the Twelfth Proposition; the which Lords desire to be totally left out; the House resolves to adhere
to their former Proposition.
In the Thirteenth Proposition, the Lords desire, That
these Words may be thus transposed; viz. after the
Words "which have been", and before the Word "before," to be thus, "or shall be questioned or proceeded
against in Parliament, upon Complaint in the House of
Commons before the Tenth of January, 1643."
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Waller went up to the Lords, to desire their
Lordships would sit this Afternoon; and to acquaint
them, that this House has nominated a Committee to
meet upon the Eighth Proposition, as is desired.
He likewise carried up to the Lords the Ordinance
concerning the Ten thousand Pounds of the new Collectors of the Customs Advance Monies, to be paid by
Sir H. Vane to Sir Gilbert Gerard.
Mr. Holles is appointed to prepare a Letter to my
Lord General, to recommend unto his Excellency the
Case of Captain Wingate, a Prisoner in Oxon, who has
a great Arrear of Pay due unto him.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Wm. Waller brings Answer, That the Lords have
appointed this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, for the Committees concerning the Eighth Proposition, to meet in
the Painted Chamber; and will sit this Afternoon, at
Three of Clock: And have assented unto the Ordinance
concerning the Ten thousand Pounds to be paid by the
Treasurer of the Navy to the Treasurer at Wars.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Prideaux called to the Chair.
And the Grand Committee of the whole House fell
into the Consideration of the Bishops Bill.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Disposing of Prisoners.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Prisons, where Sir Rob. Harley has the Chair, to consider
of disposing the Prisoners sent up by Colonel Goodwyn to
Lambeth House, Winchester House, Lord Peter's House,
and London House, in such Manner as they shall think fit.
Persons refusing to pay Assessment.
Mr. Whittacre reports, from the Committee of Examinations, to whom is referred by Ordinance of both
Houses, to appoint to what Prisons such as shall refuse
to pay their Assessments upon the Twentieth Part, the
Opinion of the Committee, in the Commitment of the
Persons following; viz.
Serjeant Green referred to the Committee at Halberdasher's Hall, to give his Answer and attend the Committee for Examinations on Monday next.
||Sir Geo. Whittmore,
Tho. Knyvett, Goldsmith,
||County Gaol of Norfolk at Norwich.
||Mr. Paul Pindar, Customer,
Michael Gardiner, Vintner,
||City Gaol of Norwich.
||Mr.William Tombes, Customer.
||Mr. William Langhorne, Tin Farmer,
||Mr. Rich. Lane, Customer.
He farther reported, That the Opinion of the Committee was, That it should be referred to the Committee
at Harberdashers Hall to take Care of the Manner, and
to give Order for the present Sending them away to the
Resolved, &c. That these several Persons shall be committed to the several Prisons, according to the Report:
And it is referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons that sits at Haberdashers Hall, to take Care of the
Manner for the present Sending of them to the several
Prisons aforesaid: And, in the mean time, they are to
remain in the Serjeant's Custody, till the Committee shall
dispose of them.dispose of them.
Receivers, &c. not to go to Oxford.
Ordered, That the several and respective Receivers and
Auditiors of the several Courts and Receipts be required
and injoined not to go to Oxon, notwithstanding his Majesty's late Proclamation, but to attend their several
Propositions to the King.
Mr. Holles reports from the Committee of both Houses,
the Desire of the Lords, That the Eighth Proposition
might be wholly omitted; and that, instead thereof, this
following might be admitted; viz. "That we should
except against such of the Judges as are now in, whom
we desire to have removed: And, in the general, to desire such Persons may be put into the vacant Places as
the Two Houses shall confide in; and not to name any
at this Time."
The House upon Consideration hereof,
Resolved, &c. To adhere to their former Proposition.
Seizing Crispe's Goods.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Manwaring do forthwith
seize upon all the Goods in the House of Sir Nicolas
Crispe, or elsewhere.
Crispe to be brought up.
Ordered, That the Serjeant do bring in the Body of Sir
Nicolas Crispe at his own Peril, by Monday Morning at
Surrey, &c. Association.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Association
of Surrey, Kent, Hantshire, and Sussex, be considered
of the first Business To-morrow Morning.
Receivers, &c. not to go to Oxford.
Resolved, That none of the Receivers or Auditors of
the Duchy of Lancaster, or their Deputies, shall go to
Oxford, till this House take further Order.
Ordinance against removing the Courts.
THE Lords and Commons having taken into their
serious Consideration a Proclamation, dated at Oxon the
27th Day of December last, for the Adjourning of the
Court of Chancery, the Court of Wards and Liveries, the
Duchy of Lancaster, the Court of Requests, the Receipt
of his Majesty's Exchequer, and of the First Fruits and
Tenths, from the City of Westminster unto the City of
Oxon; and for Adjourning the Courts of King's Bench,
Common Pieas, and Exchequer, under the Return
Crastino Purificationis; found it to tend much to the
Prejudice of the Commonwealth, to remove the said
Courts and Receipts to Oxon; where the Body of an
Army raised against the Parliament and the Authority
thereof, now resides: And therefore in Performance of
their Duty and Trust, reposed in them by the Kingdom,
whom they represent, did exhibit their humble Advice
and Petition to his Majesty, with their Reasons inducing
them there unto, to revoke the said Proclamation; and,
with all Humility, desired that the said Courts and Receipts might be kept at their several usual Places and
Times, and not at Oxon: But his Majesty, giving still
more Credit to the Suggestions of those malignant and
wicked Persons that yet incompass him, than to his
highest and most faithful Council, returned his negative
Answer; and expressly denied to repeal his Proclamation: Now the Lords and Commons, clearly discovering
the great Inconveniencies and Mischiefs that necessarily
must happen to his Majesty's most faithful and best
affected Subjects, in case those Courts and Receipts be
removed to Oxon, where such of them as have Occasion
to attend, cannot, with any Safety to their Persons, or
Estates, repair, (his Majesty having, in Effect, declared
all Persons that have contributed any Thing in Aid or
Defence of the Parliament, and the Privilege thereof, to
be guilty of High Treason; and in Pursuance thereof, by
the Force and Power of the Army there remaining, have
seized upon many of their Persons; where they are detained Prisoners, and some proceeded against as Traitors,
having nothing laid to their Charge but their assisting the
Parliament, and opposing that Army raised to destroy it,
and the Kingdom); and, finding that divers, both Judges
and others, whole Attendance upon the said Courts and
Receipts will be necessary, consist of Persons that are
Members and Assistants to both Houses of Parliament,
whose Presence, at this Time, cannot be spared; and that
if the Records necessary to be used in the said Courts,
should be removed from their usual Places towards Oxon,
in a Time when Two Armies are residing near thereabouts, it would endanger the Miscarriage of them;
which might ruin many of his Majesty's Subjects, whose
Estates depend thereupon; and that so long a Distance
between the said Courts of Law and Equity, which have
a necessary Dependance one upon another, would prove
exceeding prejudicial to many; thought it their Duty, in
Discharge of the Trust reposed in them by the Commonwealth, as much as in them lieth, to prevent the said
Inconveniencies: And therefore do hereby Declare and
Ordered, That no Judge, Minister, or other Person, belonging to any of the said Courts or Receipts, shall repair
to the said City of Oxon, or do or execute any thing belonging to their said Offices and Employments, but in the
Places usual for the Doing and Executing thereof: And
that no Member of or Assistant to any of the Two
Houses of Parliament, that have any Places, Office, or
Employment, in or about any of the said Courts or Receipts, shall presume to depart from their Attendance
upon the Parliament, without the special Leave of that
House whereof they are Members or Assistants: And
that no Person shall remove or cause to be removed, any
Records or Writings any of the said Courts or Receipts,
to or towards the City of Oxon. And the Lords and
Commons do Declare, That if any Person shall disobey
this Order, they will proceed against them as wilful Contemners of the Authority of Parliament, and Disturbers
of the Peace of the Kingdom. And it is further Declared
and Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That no
Judgment, Decree, Order, and Proceedings, whatsoever,
that shall be given, made, or had, by or in any of the said
Courts or Receipts out of the usual Places where the said
Courts and Receipts have been accustomed to be held or
kept, shall bind any Person that shall or may be concerned therein, without his own voluntary Consent. And
that the said Lords and Commons will, by the Authority
of both Houses of Parliament, protect and keep indemnified all Judges, Officers, and other Persons, from any
Damage or Inconvenience that may or can happen to
them, for yielding Obedience to this Ordinance.