Die Jovis, 26 Januarii, 1642.
ORDERED, That, upon the humble Petition of
Roger Vivian, of London, Merchant.
It is Ordered, That the said Roger Vivian be forthwith
Liberty to & Prisoner.
Upon the humble Petition of Tho. Verney, now a
Prisoner in the Fleete;
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the said Mr.
Tho. Varney shall have the Liberty of the Prison.
Sir Marten Lumley, Mr. Cage, Mr. Gourdon, Sir
Nevile Poole, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Harbottle Grimston,
are presently to withdraw; and to receive such Informations as shall be given unto them by Mr. Middleton,
Deputy Lieutenant of the * * *.
Ordered, That the Matter of the Petition of Laurence
Blacklock, Stationer, be referred to the Committee for
the Navy: Who are to consider, and take Order for his
Indictment for neglecting Church.
The humble Petition of Tho. Dye, William Cobb, and
Rich. Meeke, who are imprisoned at Norwich, upon an
Indictment, for not coming to Church, was this Day
It is Ordered, That the Judges of the King's Bench,
or any One of them, be moved to grant a Certiorari for
removing the Indictment; and a Habeas Corpus for
removing their Persons.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Wheeler is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire
a Conference concerning the Propositions.
He carried up the Order concerning Captain Billingsley,
in Service under the Lord Grey, to be excused for his Service in Ireland: The Order for the Arrears of the personal Entertainment to Captain Thorneton: The Lancashire
Order concerning the Deputy Lieutenants to have
Power to seize the Estates of Malignants: And Four
Irish Orders concerning Sir Wm. Cole; Mr. Whettcombe;
a Ship to carry over Provisions to Carrickfergus.
Mr. Wheeler brings Answer, That, as to the Orders
carried up by him, the Lords will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
And they will meet at a present free Conference, as is
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfeild, and
The Lords, desire to put this House in mind, that, at
a Conference not long since, the Lords did give divers
Reasons that the Ordinance for siezing Horses might be
repealed: They daily receive Complaints against the
Seizing of Horses: And do therefore desire, That this
House would consider of those Reasons, and join in
Repealing of that Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords in repealing and revoking the Ordinance for
Seizing of Horses, directed to Mr. Browne and Mr.
Beard, and others.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
concur with the Lords, in revoking the Ordinance for
Seizing of Horses.
Resolved, &c. That this Debate concerning the Seizing
of Horses, shall be resumed so soon as the Conference is
Indemnity for Seizing Horses.
Whereas One Bay Stone Horse, and a grey Gelding
of Mr. Clement Paston's, were seized at the Maidenhead
in the City of Norwich, being suspected to be sent against
the King and Parliament; and, being appraised at
Twenty-four Pounds, were delivered to Captain Fines,
for the Service of the King and Parliament; It is this
Day Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the said
City of Norwich, or any others, who were Actors in the
Seizing and Disposing of the said Horses, are and shall
be free, and indemnified, against the said Mr. Paston, or
any other, concerning this Business.
Recruiting Horses, &c.
* Holles, * Grimston, * Glyn, Sir John Corbett, *
Pym, * Rolle, Mr. Moore, * Whittacre, * Barrington, * Vane, * Ashherst, * Rigby, * Noble, * Whittlock, * Heveningham, *Herbert, * Spurstoe, * Gourdon, * Long;
This Committee is to consider of some Order, and to
present it to the House, for Recruiting of the Army with
Horses: And are to consider of the particular Complaints
offered to the House by Mr. Whittlock, Sir John Hippisley, and Captain Lee, against the Commissaries employed
by the Ordinance for Seizing of Horses, or such as are
employed under them: And are to meet, To-morrow
Morning at Eight of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Owen, Master of the Company of
Merchant Taylors Hall, Mr. Nashe, Mr. Gardner, Mr.
Antrobus, Wardens of the said Hall be summoned forthwith to attend the House.
Proceedings against Butter.
Resolved, &c. That Nath. Butter, now a Prisoner in the
Fleete, be forthwith removed from thence, and sent a Prisoner to my Lord General to Windsore; to be tried by
the Council of War, for an Intelligencer: And Mr. Nicoll
is required to take Order for the Sending him away; and
the Letters with him.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre do stay the Horses that
he hath sent to stay this Morning.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Portman and Mr. Bassett be
summoned forthwith to attend the House.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of George Combes,
who was employed in Sommersettshire, by Order of this
House, be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom, to give Order for the Petitioner's Satisfaction.
Whereas Mr. Collins, the late Incumbent of the Town
of Horsham in Sussex, is lately dead: It is Ordered, That
Mr. Chattfield, their Lecturer, do supply the Cure in the
mean time; and received the Profits, until the Houses take
farther Order: And that Mr. Goodwyn bring in an Ordinance for the Lords Concurrence to this Purpose.
Dick's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Lodovick Dick
and Tho. Cunningham, Captains of a Ship and a Frigate
in Employment of the State, be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland; to consider of this Petition; and to prepare an Ordinance for giving them due
Satisfaction in pursuance of their Bargain.
Mr. Whittacres, Mr. Boxholme, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr.
Pierrepoint, are appointed to visit Sir Robert Thorolld, a
Prisoner; and to examine him upon such Letters that
are suspected to come to him, and are intercepted.
Removing a Prisoner.
Upon an Information this Day given to the House,
against Mr. Henry Darrell;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Henry
Darrell be removed out of the Serjeant's Custody, and
sent Prisoner, by Ship, To-morrow, with the other Prisoners, to Yermouth; there to be kept a Prisoner in safe
Custody till the House take farther Order: And that the
Serjeant do take Order for the safe Shipping of him.
Records at Warwick.
Ordered, That the Writings, Papers, Books, and Records belonging to the Office of the Clerk Comptroller,
be inventoried, and safe kept at Warwick Castle, or in
the Town of Warwick, whither now they are brought;
And that the Clerk Computroller shall have Liberty to
appoint such fit Person as he shall think fit, to inventory
the said Records, Books, and Writings; and to see them
safe and well laid up.
Committing Assessors, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies shall have Power to commit to such Prisons, and during so long time as they shall
think fit, such Assessors or Collectors made upon the
Ordinance of the Twenty-ninth of November, as they
shall find negligent in the Service, or shall refuse to
Seizures for Assessments.
Resolved, &c. That the Collectors made upon the Ordinance of the Twenty-ninth of November for Assessments,
shall have Power to break open any Chests, Trunks,
Boxes, Doors, or other things, whereby to take a Distress
for the Sums of Money assessed upon any Person, and
unpaid, and the Time limited for Payment, by the said
Ordinance, elapsed: And also, if they find any Chests,
Money, or other Goods, in the Hands of any Persons,
which shall be proved, or confessed, to belong to any Person assessed, that has not satisfied the Assessment, That
the said Collectors shall have Power to seize such Chests,
Money, or Goods, for satisfaction of the Sums assessed.
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Blakiston, Sir Peter
Wentworth, Sir H. Heyman, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr.
Cage, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Heveningham, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Strode, Mr. Holland, Mr. Bosevile, Mr. Purefreye, Mr. Marten, Mr. Gourdon, Sir Tho. Barrington,
Mr. Serjeant Wilde.
This Committee is appointed to consider of this Ordinance presented to the House, concerning the Raising of
an Army of Volunteers: And are to rectify it and amend
it; and to present it to the House: And are to meet, this
Afternoon at Five of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Resolved, &c. That the House be forthwith resolved
into a Committee to consider of the present Raising of
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde was called * * *.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Person to be sent in custody.
Ordered, That Dr. Soame, now in Custody at Windesore,
be sent hither, in safe Custody, to attend the Pleasure of
the House, for his Disposal: And that Colonel Venn do
send him accordingly.
Upon Mr. Serjeant Wilde's Report from the Grand,
It is Resolved, &c.
1. That Money shall be raised for Supply of the Commonwealth, after the yearly Value of Lands:
2. That the Rate shall be Twelve Pence in every
Pound, according to they yearly Value:
3. That this Rate of Twelve Pence in the Pound be
paid within Six Months.
4. That this Rate be paid Monthly, viz. Two Pence
5. The First Payment to be the First of March next.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Advancing
of Monies do meet To-morrow Morning at Nine of
Ordinances of Assessment.
Ordered, That Mr. Sam. Browne and Mr. Hill do,
To-morrow, bring in the Ordinances for Assessing of
Persons refusing to associate, &c.
Ordered, That to the Order for the Deputy Lieutenants
of Essex, &c. to seize on the Horses, Arms, and Ammunition, of such Persons as refuse to associate themselves
with the rest of the Gentlemen of that County, or to contribute upon the Propositions, it shall be added, "That
the Deputy Lieutenants for any Town or Corporation
shall have the like Power."
Speaking against Parliament.
Upon an Information given against John Ketbe, of
Curby, Clerk, for divers dangerous Words spoken by him
against the Parliament;
Person sent for.
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That John Ketbe,
of Curby, Clerk, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent,
by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Chichley, be forthwith sent for,
in safe Custody, to attend the House.
Message to Lords.
Sir Henry Mildmay carried up to the Lords Two Orders concerning Somersetshire; and the Order concerning
the Stay of Waggons, &c. to go to Oxon.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Persons to attend- King's Letters not to be published.
Ordered, That the Master and Wardens of the Company of the Grocers, and John Bunbury their Clerk, be
summoned to attend the House To-morrow Morning:
And that in the mean Time, they be injoined not to publish the Letter from his Majesty to the Sheriffs, and the
Committee to meet.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Letters
to the Sheriffs, and Masters and Wardens of the particular Companies, do meet To-morrow at Eight of Clock,
in the Court of Wards.
Information against Coke.
The House was informed, that Sir Francis Coke, of
Essex, should say, That this bloody Parliament they
sought their own Ends, and endeavoured to get the great
Places of the Kingdom into their own Disposal: And
that, if my Lord Grey came thither to plunder the
Country, he should be resisted.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Francis Coke be forthwith sent
for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending
on this House, for speaking Words, very derogatory to
the Proceedings and Members of the Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Browne be recommended to the
Parishioners of Bushy, in the County of Hertford, to supply the Cure of that Parish; and that the Profits be
sequestered unto him for that Service.
Guildford Records, &c.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Guildford do seize upon
the Chartor and Records in the Hands of the Town
Clerk, .. being sent for, as a Delinquent.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Money for Buckingham.
Kingdom do grant their Warrant to the Treasurers upon
the Propositions, to pay to Serjeant Major Browne the
Hundred Pound paid in by Sir Hennage Proby, of the
County of Buck'; to be employed for the Service of that
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Sanders, upon his Payment
of the Thousand Pounds payable to Sir Walter Pye, in
the Hands of the Committee for the County of Buck', to
be employed in the Service of that County, that he shall
be indemnified and saved harmless by the Authority of
Ordered, That Mr. Francis Sanders, sent up, in safe
Custody, from the Committee at Ailesbury, and committed Prisoner to Ely House, by Order of this House,
be forthwith discharged from any further Imprisonment
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber,
if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Propositions.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whitlock, Sir Thomas Barrington, and
Sir Henry Mildmay, are appointed Reporters of this
Payment to Pennoyer.
Ordered, That the Treasurers and Receivers of the
Adventurers Money for Ireland do, within One Month
after the Date hereof, pay out of those Monies One
hundred and Thirty-eight Pounds Ten Shillings to the
Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Agents; to be
forthwith by them paid over to Mr. Wm. Pennoyer, Merchant, for Powder, Match, and Bullet, to be sent with
Colonel Mervyn to Londonderry, for the Use of the
Ordered, That John Bell, Servant to Mr. Mountague,
a Member of this House, arrested upon a mean Process
by John Hoper, the Under Sheriff of the County of
Huntingdon, be forthwith discharged from any further
Restraint: And that the said Under Sheriff do attend the
House, to shew Reason, Why he did contrary to the
Privilege of Parliament.
Propositions to the King &c.
Mr. Glyn reports, That the Lords do agree to all the
Propositions, as they were sent from hence. They do
agree that the Title of the Bishops Bill be inserted in the
Propositions among the other Bills. They have likewise
passed the Bill for Bishops. They do agree to the Conclusion, with the Amendments; viz. Instead of these
Words, "being granted for present, and really performed," these Words to be inserted, "being granted and
Resolved, &c. That this House doth assent to the
Mr. Glyn went up to the Lords, to acquaint them,
That the House had assented to the Amendments: And
was likewise to put the Lords in mind of the Bill against
Whereas the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of
Essex had Power, any Two of them, to disarm Malignants, &c. It is now Ordered, That they, or any One of
them, shall have That Power.
House to Ld. General.
Ordered, That Sir Richard Everard do send up the
Horse, of One hundred Pounds Value, belonging to
Sir Benjamin Ayloff, to my Lord General the Earl of
Letter from Oxford to Watermens Company.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde presented to the House the Letter
sent from Oxford to the Master and Wardens of the Company of Watermen, for the Calling of a Common Hall,
and their Apprentices to appear there; which they delivered in to the House, in Obedience to the general Ordered in to the House, in Obedience to the general Order
of this House, requiring the Master and Wardens of the
several Companies to deliver in their several Letters:
Which Obedience of the said Master and Wardens was
well accepted of by this House.