Die Veneris, 16 Septembris, 1642.
Plymouth Post Master.
ORDERED, That the Place and Office of Post
Matership for the Town of Plymouth, shall be
sequestered from Mr. Biggs that now exercises the said
Place, until the House shall take farther Order; the
House being well informed of the Misdemeanors and
Miscarriages of the said Mr. Biggs, in That Place; and
that it be referred to Mr. Waddon, a Member of this
House, to substitute one to execute the said Place, in the
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question; That Mr. Jo. Studley of
Shrewsbury shall be forthwith sent for as a Delinquent,
for assisting to the Publishing of the Proclamation wherein
the Earl of Essex, and all that adhére unto him, are
proclaimed Rebels and Traitors.
Upon the Report from the Committee;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Lec
shall be forthwith admitted into the House.
Publishing Impeachment of Ld. Strange.
Whereas the Lord Strange, having continued a long
Time, and still remaining, in actual Rebellion against
his Majesty and the Parliament, is, for the same, impeached of High Treason, by the House of Commons,
in the Name of Themselves, and all the Commons of
England; It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Publication
thereof be made in all Churches and Chapels, by the
Curates and Churchwardens thereof; and in all Markets
and Towns, by the Constables and Officers of the Towns,
within the Counties of Lancaster and Chester; to the
End that all his Majesty's loving Subjects may have
Notice thereof, lest they, being deceived by the specious
Pretences made by the Lord Strange, should assist him
with Men, Money, Munition, or any other Provision;
and so make themselves guilty of the like Treason and
Rebellion: And all Sheriffs, and other his Majesty's
Subjects, are hereby required to do their best Endeavour
for the Apprehension of the said Lord, and the Bringing
him up to the Parliament, there to receive condign
Punishment, according to his Demerits.
Resolved, That this Order be sent up unto the Lords
for their Concurrence, by Sir Guy Palmes.
Murder of Woodland.
Ordered, That the Depositions of F. Coltman, and
Thomas Todd of Leicester, taken upon Oath, concerning
the Murder of Goodwife Woodland, Wife of Henry
Woodland of the said Town, Chandler, committed by
one Cholmeley, a Cavalier in the King's Service, and
billetted at the said Woodland's House, be printed.
Impeachment of Marquis Hertford, &c.
The Impeachment of the Lord Marquis Hertford,
Lord Pawlett, &c. of High Treason, being ingrossed,
was this Day read and assented unto; and ordered to
be sent up unto the Lords.
The Impeachment of Jo. Weld Esquire, High Sheriff
of the County of Salop, of High Misdemeanors, was this
Day read; and ordered to be sent up unto the Lords, by
Sir Guy Palme.
Mayor of Chichester.
Ordered, That the Examination of the Business of
the Mayor of Chichester, formerly summoned by Order
of this House, be referred to the Committee for Informations.
Ordered, That the Information of Words spoken by
Mr. Stamp, at a Court Leet, concerning Sir Jo. Hotham,
be referred to the Examination of the Committee for
Informations: And That, upon This, and the whole
Matter in Proof, concerning Justice Stamp, and Mr.
Stamp the Vicar, an Impeachment be drawn up against
them by Mr. Corbett.
Preacher's at Paule's Cross.
Mr. Reynolds, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. White, Mr.
Dowse, Mr. Ellis, or any Two of them, are appointed to
prepare an Order for the Appointing of Preachers at
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Seven Turkes,
Prisoners in Bridewell, be referred to the Committee for
Arms to Windesore.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland shall have Liberty to send
down Ten Musquets, and their Equipage, to the Town
of Windesore, for the Service of that Town.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Rene Augier,
lately his Majesty's Agent, and Secretary of his extraordinary Ambassage with the French King, concerning some
Monies due unto him, in the Right of his Wife, from the
Provost Majors and Sheriff of the Town of Tourney in
Flanders, be referred to the Committee for the Navy.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Informations, That one Sir Wm. Denny of Norwich did publish
a scandalous Pamphlet;
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Denny shall
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at
Arms; for spreading and divulging a scandalous Pamphlet
and Libel, to the Dishonour of both Houses of Parliament.
Ordered, That Tho. Hill, Sir Wm. Dennie's Clerk,
and Michael Philips, Mr. Corye's Servant, be summoned
to attend the House.
Members accede to Convenant.
Mr. Brett, Mr. Bond, Sir Jo. Lee, declared themselves
in the Affirmative, to the Resolution concerning the Adhering to the Earl of Essex, in this Cause.
Money, &c. brought in.
Mr. Corbett reported from the Committee, That Mr.
Hanham and Mr. Ravenscroft have brought in Fifty
Pounds apiece; and paid the same into the Receivers
and Treasurers for the Monies that come in upon the
Mr. Waddon declared, That he had brought in Two
hundred Ounces of Plate.
Person sent for.
Resolved, That Mr. Porter, a Prebend of Christ
Church in Norwich, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for his Contempt to the Committee, in not attending upon their Summons.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference shall
be desired with the Lords, concerning the Damage and
Injury done to Wm. Whittacre, Carrier, that carried the
Cloaths to Chester: And likewise concerning the Earl
of Northampton having the Wardship of the Lord Petre;
and that he may be removed from him, and put to the
Earl of Warwick.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Whittacre, Sir H. Mildmay,
are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Member disabled to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Chicheley shall
be forthwith disabled for sitting any longer as a Member
of this House, during this Parliament: And that Mr.
Speaker's Warrant be issued to the Clerk of the Crown
in Chancery, for a new Writ for Electing of another in
Ordered, That all the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses,
shall send Summons to the several Counties, Cities, and
Boroughs, to require the Knights, and Citizens, and
Burgesses, to attend the Service, by Michaelmas Day
next at farthest, excepting such as are particularly employed by Name, by virtue of some Order, in the Service
of the House.
Sir F. Barnham's Excuse.
Sir H. Vane presented Sir F. Barnham's Excuse (who
was commanded to repair into the County of Kent, to
put the Militia in Execution in that County); That he
is ready and willing to put the Commands of the House
in Execution; and was ready to go on the Service; but
fell very sick of the Gout: So soon as he is able, he
shall be ready to perform it.
Message to Lords.
Sir Guy Palmes carried up to the Lords, the Impeachment of the Lord Marquis Herts, &c.: The Impeachment of Jo. Weld, Esquire, High Sheriff of the County
of Salop: And the Order concerning the Publishing the
Impeachment of the Lord Strange.
Sick and wounded Soldiers.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Rich. Fitzgerald, Agent for the Lords Justices of Ireland, in the
Behalf of the sick and wounded Soldiers of the Army
there, be referred to the Committee for Adventurers:
And that they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Sir Robert Harley, Sir Jo. Wray, Mr. Jo. Moore, Sir
Wm. Armyn, Mr. Bond, Mr. Broxholme, Mr. Gourdon,
Mr. Mathew, Mr. Ven, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Wheeler, Mr.
Salloway, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Sir Edm. Fowell, Mr.
Rous, Mr. Holland, Mr. Rotle, Mr. Tate, Sir Robert
Pye, Mr. Millington, Mr. Waddon, Sir Guy Palmes,
This Committee, or any Four of them, have Power
to inquire into and receive Informations, from time to
time, concerning such Members of this House, or any
other Persons, who have incited his Majesty to this War
against his Parliament; or that have been active in aiding
or assisting his Majesty therein, after such Time as both
Houses had declared his Majesty intended to levy War
against his Parliament; or in executing the Commission
of Array, after such Time as both Houses had declared
the Illegality thereof; or that have entered into an
Association in Opposition to, or Derogation of, the Ordinances and Proceedings of both Houses of Parliament;
or that have subscribed any Petition to his Majesty, or
avowed any Declaration or Resolution which hath cast
Scandal upon the Proceedings of both Houses of Parliament: And the Clerk of this House is to bring to this
Committee, a List of the Names of all Delinquents already voted in this House, with the Nature of their Delinquencies, and the Proofs thereof; And every Member
of this House, that hath the Chair in any Committee, is
desired to transmit to this Committee the Names of all
such as have been proved Delinquents before them, and
not yet reported to the House; that a Report be made to
the House of the Names of all such Persons, and of the
Proofs against them; that so many of them as this House
shall think fit, may be proceeded against for their several
Delinquencies; and make Satisfaction to the Commonwealth for the Damage it hath sustained by them: And
this Committee hath Power to send for Parties, Witnesses,
Writings, and Records: And are to meet, from time to
time, where and as often as they shall see Cause.
Ordered, That * Badger, and Marriott, Two Stationers, that caused a false and scandalous Book, intituled, "A most exact and true Relation of the Proceedings of his Majesty's Army at Shelborne," to be
printed, shall be forthwith summoned to attend this
House, to answer for the doing thereof.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Printing, to inquire who were the Printers and Authors
of the Book, intituled, "His Majesty's Desires and Propositions to all his Subjects in Scotland."
Ordered, That Arch. Bell, Walter James, Wm. Craforde, George Robinson, Geo. Browne, Tho. Whitehead,
Wm. Hebbard, Geo. Kenche, Francis Frickle, Wm. Smith,
Edw. Gibson, Jo. Howlesworth, William Adington, Ralph
Crompton, and Wm. Browne, Prisoners in Newgate,
committed thither by the Order of * *, being taken in
Northamptonshire in actual Service against the Parliament, shall, in regard of the great Numbers of Prisoners
that are there, and the Sickness which is amongst some of
them, be removed from Newgate to Old Bridewell; and
there to remain till this House doth take further Order:
And that Lionell Thrist, Jo. Greenwood, Rich. Tompson,
John Taylorsonn, Christopher Foster, Jo. Berey, Edw.
Markinson, Robert Hardey, Jo. Holliday, and Rich.
Moore, committed to Newgate for the said Offence,
shall be likewise removed to New Bridewell and New
Prison; there to remain during the Pleasure of this
House: And James Eastinge, John Lee, Jo. Holliday,
Jo. Bracegirdle, and Henry Mason, shall be forthwith
removed, and be committed to the Compter in Woodstreet: And Robert Olliver, Rob. Pagett, Wm. Bennet,
Jo. Malinne, and Jo. Garrett, shall be forthwith removed
from Newgate to the Compter in the Poultry; and there
to remain in safe Custody, during the Pleasure of this
Letter to Ld. General.
Sir Rob. Harley went up to the Lords, to desire the
Lords to join with us in a Letter to the Lord General, to
advance, with all convenient Speed, towards his Majesty,
notwithstanding the Petition and Instructions which is to
be sent with all convenient Speed unto him; and to desire
the Lords to hasten the Answer to his Majesty's Message.
Petition to the King, &c.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Petition to
be sent to the Earl of Essex, to be by him presented unto
his Majesty; and concerning the Instructions to be sent
my Lord General; be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, at Nine of Clock peremptorily: And that
Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof: And that the
Members be injoined all to attend this Service: And that
to this Purpose, this Order be set up upon the Post: And
that no Committee whatsoever shall sit at that time.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Ro. Harley reports, That the Lords will presently
send an Answer to the King's Message presently, by
Messengers of their own; and likewise to That concerning the sending a Letter to the Lord General: And
that they do agree to the Ordinance for securing the
Monies lent by Merchant Strangers.
Impeachment of Marquis Hertford, &c.
Sir Guy Palmes reports, That he had delivered at the
Lords Bar, the Impeachments of the Marquis Hertford,
&c. of High Treason; and of the Sheriff of Salop, of
High Misdemeanors; and that they would send Answer
by Messengers of their own: And that they agree to the
Publication of the Lord Strange's being in Rebellion.
Answer to the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
He . . .;
The Lords have sent down this Answer to his Majesty's
last Message; and do concur with this House in all, with
the Alterations and Amendments herewithal sent down.
The Amendments were all read; and, by Vote upon
the Question, assented unto.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
assent unto all the Amendments.
And the Message, with the Amendments thus assented unto, were delivered unto the Messengers.
Upon the humble Petition of Mr. Henry Manley,
Andrew Snapes, Horatio Higckman, Edward Poole, Jo.
Dalmahoy, and Wm. Robinson, Servants to his Majesty
in several Offices about the Stables, shall have Liberty
to go to attend upon his Majesty; provided they go not
armed in a warlike Manner: And all Persons are hereby
required to permit them to pass without Lett or Interruption.
Licence to go beyond Seas.
Ordered, That * *, a Servant to the Portugall Ambassador, shall have Licence to go beyond the Seas.
Proceedings concerning Baftwicke, &c.
The humble Petition of Susannah Bastwicke, Wife of
John Bastwicke, Prisoner in Yorke, was this Day read;
informing the House, That Judge Heath, and Christ
Grimston, the Gaoler of Yorke Castle, do refuse to
obey the Writs of Habeas Corpus, and Orders of both
Houses, for the Removing of Doctor Bastwick, Mr.
Robert Ludlowe, and Mr. Rawlyns, from thence, to the
King's Bench here, according to the said Writs and
It is therefore Ordered, That the Sheriff of the County
of Yorke do use his utmost Endeavour to remove the said
Dr. Bastwick, Mr. Ludlowe, and Mr. Rawlyns, to the
King's Benche at London, according to the Habeas
Corpus, and Orders formerly sent down; and also, to
give his Assistance for the Apprehending and Bringing
up of the said Grimston in safe Custody to London, to
answer his Contempt to this House, for disobeying the
said Writs and Orders: And that the said Prisoners be
safely conveyed up, together with the said Gaoler.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Grimston, the
Gaoler of Yorke, shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Robert Heath is a Delinquent:
And that the Lords be moved to join with this House in
sending for the said Sir Rob. Heathe, as a Delinquent, to
answer his Contempt for not obeying the Writs of Habeas
Corpus, and Orders of both Houses, for removing the said
Dr. Bastwicke, Mr. Ludlow, and Mr. Rawlyns.
Proceedings concerning Stapleton, &c.
Upon Information given unto this House, by Sir
Wm. Armyn, That Sir John Digby, High Sheriff of the
County of Nottingham, and the Gaoler of the Castle of
Nottingham, had refused to remove the Persons of Mr.
Bryan Stapleton, and Captain Lister, from the Castle of
Nottingham to the King's Benche, according to the
Habeas Corpus to them directed, and delivered;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Sir
John Digby, and * * the Gaoler of Nottingham, shall
be forthwith sent..., as Delinquents.
Ordered, That the like Order be made for the Bringing
up of Mr. Bryan Stapleton and Captain Lister, as is made
for the Bringing up of Dr. Bastwicke, &c. according to
the Orders of both Houses, and Habeas Corpus sent
down to that Purpose: And that all Persons be required
to be assisting to the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputies,
in Apprehending of the said Sir Jo. Digby, and Gaoler
Mayor of Plymouth's Indemnity.
WHEREAS the House of Commons hath been
informed, That Thomas Ceely Merchant, Mayor of the
Borough of Plymouth, taking into his Consideration the
great Danger that might befal the said Town, whether
by sudden Plundering by Troops and Cavaliers by Land,
or by foreign Invasion from the Sea; hath lately reedified, and made strong, the Gates of the said Town;
barricaded and stopped up divers By-passages and Lanes
going into the same; mounted several Pieces of Ordnance for the Defence thereof; and done many other
Things conducible thereunto, for the Safety and Peace
of the said Town, and the Service of the King and Parliament: We the Lords and Commons, assembled in
Parliament, do Declare, That the said Thomas Ceely hath
in so doing, done an acceptable Service to the Commonwealth; and that we the said Lords and Commons will
protect and save harmless the said Mayor, and all other
Mayors of the same Town, that shall hereafter, for the
same Ends and Purposes, strengthen and fortify the said
Town, from all Indemnities and Damages, by the Power