Die Veneris, 12 Augusti, 1642.
MR. White, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Hill, Mr. Peard, SirRich. Onslow, Sir Robert Coke, Mr. Ro. Goodwyn, Mr. Ashurs, Mr. Nicholas;
This Committee is to consider of the Adjournment of
the Assizes from Kingston to Darking: And are presently to withdraw.
Warrant to Countess of Oxon.
Ordered, That the Countess of Oxon shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant, for Herself, One of her Children, and
Six Servants, to go beyond Sea into Holland.
Licence to Cartwrighte.
Ordered, That Mr. Cartwrighte of Ainowe shall have
Licence to send Twenty Musquets, Four Carabines, Two
Pair of Pistols, Three great Saddles, to his House at
Licence to go to Ireland.
Ordered, That John Tooke and Samuel Impy shall have
Licence to go into Ireland.
Affairs in Sommersetshire.
A Letter from Mr. Ashe, and the Committees of Sommersetshire, concerning the Proceedings between them
and the Commissioners of Array, on Friday and Saturday
the Fifth and Sixth of August * * * *.
Members disabled to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Jo. Coventry
shall be disabled to sit any longer a Member of this
House, during this Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Edw. Rodney
shall be disabled to sit any longer a Member of this
House, during this Parliament: And that Mr. Speaker
shall issue his Warrant for new Writs for electing other
Burgesses to serve instead of these thus disabled.
Members to be summoned.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Jermyn and Mr. H. Coke be
summoned forthwith to attend the Service of this House.
A Message from the Lords by Dr. Aylett and
E. of Bedford, &c.
The Lords have appointed the Earl of Bedford to go
To-morrow Morning into Sommersettshire; and the Earl
of Pembroke into Wiltes.
Judgment against Lord Mayor.
That they are ready to give Judgment against the
Lord Mayor, if this House would send up any to demand Judgment against him.
They have likewise sent down a Letter which they
have received * * * *
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
Judgment against Lord Mayor.
The House hath resolved to send up their Speaker to
demand Judgment against the Lord Mayor.
Meeting in the City.
Ordered, That every Alderman in every Ward, or in
his Absence his Deputy, shall summon every Subsidy-man
dwelling in his said Ward to appear on Monday next, at
their usual Place of Meeting, by Eight of Clock in the
where some Members of the House of Commons will be present, to acquaint them with the present
State and Condition of the Kingdom, and the City; and
to consider farther what is fit to be done for the Safety of
both: And to that end you are to require all Inhabitants,
setting all Excuses aside, not to fail of giving their personal Presence at the Time and Place appointed by you.
And every Alderman, or Deputy, is likewise hereby required, upon the Day and Time above specified, to make
Return of the Subscriptions of all Strangers in each particular Ward.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired
Payment to the Scotts.
Whereas, by a former Order, Twenty-five thousand
Pounds was appointed to be paid unto the Scotts, whereof
Twelve hundred Pounds remains unpaid; It is this Day
Ordered, That the said Twelve hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto the Scotts; as likewise Two thousand
Pounds for incident Charges: out of the Monies for
Ireland, or elsewhere where it may be had.
Ly. Benion's Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Dame Alice
Benion, Wife of Sir Geo. Benion, be referred to the Committee for the Business concerning her Monies stayed.
Marehioness of Hartford's Goods.
Ordered, That the Goods and Trunks and other Things
belonging to the Marchioness of Harts, stayed by Order
of this House, and brought to Guildhall, be forthwith
delivered unto her, or such as she shall appoint.
Upon Mr. White's Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Adjournment of the Assizes
from Kingston in the County of Surrey to Darking in
the said County;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Anth.
Vincent Knight and Baronet, Sir Ambrose Browne
Baronet, Sir F. Stydolfe Knight, Wm. Muschamp, Edw.
Sanders, Esquires, Justices of Peace for the said County,
or any Two of them, in the Presence, and with the Assistance, of the Clerk of the Assizes, do take Bail; de novo,
of all Persons that are to appear at the Assizes upon
Bail; and, de novo, to bind over all Persons and Witnesses that are bound by Recognizance to appear at the
next Assizes to be held for the said County; and to do
then as by their Recognizances they were to have done
at this Assizes: This to be done at Darkinge the Sixteenth of this August; to which Day the Assizes were
This to be carried up to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ly. Benyon's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lady Benyon shall
be referred to the Committee appointed to examine the
Business concerning the Staying of Sir Geo. Benyon's
Information concerning Dover.
Ordered, That the Information given from the Earl
of Warwicke concerning Dover, shall be referred to
the Committee for Informations.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Tho. Cooper Mayor
of Chester, Robert Brerewood, Serjeant at Law, Recorder
of the City of Chester, Tho. Throppe Alderman, shall be
forthwith sent for, as Delinquents.
The humble Petition of the Company of Volunteers
of the City of Canterbury was read: Whereupon
It was Ordered, That the like Order shall be made
for Canterbury as was for Shrowesbury; and that Thomas
Beeke Gentleman shall be their Captain.
Disbursements for Ireland.
Ordered, that the Propositions for Taking of the
present Disbursement of certain considerable Sums for
Ireland, &c. shall be read To-morrow Morning.
Persons to be summoned.
Resolved, &c. That the Mayor of Abbington, and *
Richardson, of that Town, shall be summoned forthwith
to attend this House.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, a Conference
shall be desired with the Lords, concerning the Hamborough Business.
Payment for Printing.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do consider
the Paying the Stationer for printing the Books of Accounts according to the Order of this House.
Declaration and Covenant.
Sir Hen. Vane, Sir Hen. Mildmy, Mr. Martyn, Mr.
Strode, Mr. Rous, Sir Rob. Cooke, are added to the Committee for the Declaration and Covenant: And are to meet
this Afternoon, at Two .. Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Ill-affected in Huntingdon.
Upon Mr. Walton's Information of the Carriage of
divers ill-affected Persons in the County of Huntingdon,
and of their Endeavour to hinder any Help to attend the
Execution of the Order of the House in stopping the
Going of the Plate from the University of Cambridge, to
be employed against the Parliament; It was Resolved,
upon the Question, That Sir Rob. Osborne, Tho. Phillips,
and Thomas Ringsteed, shall be forthwith sent for, as
Person to be summoned.
Resolved, &c. That Daniel Heaton shall be summoned
forthwith to attend this House.
Information against Clarke.
Whereas Information was this Day given to the House,
That Mr. Clarke Vicar of Andevor doth obstinately refuse to obey the Order of this House, in Admitting of
Mr. Symons to preach there as Lecturer; and gives
out, he, his Wife, and Children, will be all put to
Death, before they condescend to the said Order: It
is therefore Ordered, That the said Mr. Clarke be summoned and required forthwith to attend this House, to
answer his Contempt.
Ordered, That Mr. Symons and * * shall be summoned to attend this House, to give such Information
against the said Mr. Clarke as they can testify, concerning
his Disobedience to the said Order of this House.
Affairs in Somersetshire.
Ordered, That the Passages this Day read, concerning
Somersetshire, shall be printed, except the Declaration.
Instructions to County Committees.
Instructions agreed on by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, for [a] * * * * *
1. YOU shall observe and execute the Ordinance of
both Houses of Parliament, the Eighth of this Month,
for the Suppression of the Rebellion and Commotion
raised by the Marquis of Hertford, in the County of Sommerset, and other Western Counties; and by the Earl of
Northampton, and others, in the Counties of Leicester,
Northampton, Warwick, and other adjoining Parts.
2. You shall conduct and lead all such Forces of
Horse and Foot as shall be appointed by the Lord
General the Earl of Essex, for this Service; and shall
fight with, kill and slay, all such as shall by Force oppose
you in the Execution of that Ordinance, and all their
Assistants, Aiders, and Abettors; and you shall levy
such other Forces of Horse and Foot as his Excellency
shall, by his Commission, give you Power to levy, under
such Colonels, Commanders, and other Officers, as shall
be by him appointed or directed; and you shall pursue
the said Rebels and Traitors, and their Adherents, in the
said Counties, or in any other Counties or Parts of the
Kingdom, into which they shall retire themselves: All
which Forces so to be raised, shall have the same Pay
as the rest of the Army is to have. And you shall
defend and protect his Majesty's Subjects from Violence
and Oppression by the illegal Commission of Array, or
otherwise: And you shall hinder and forbid the Execution of that illegal Commission; and in all Places, to
the uttermost of your Power, endeavour to preserve and
restore the Peace of the Kingdom.
3. You are hereby authorized and required to disarm
all Popish Recusants, and all other dangerous and ill-affected Persons, as well Clergymen as others, who have
testified, or shall testify, their ill Disposition to the Peace
of the Kingdom, by shewing Disaffection to the Proceedings of Parliament, or otherwise.
4. You shall endeavour to clear the Proceedings of
Parliament from all Imputations and Aspersions; and
shall, from time to time, certify us of all things necessary
for the present Service: And, that we may have a speedy
Account of it, and our Directions to you, as well as your
Advertisements to us, may have a clear and ready Passage, you shall lay a strict Charge upon all Post Masters,
that they do not suffer any Letters, or other Dispatches,
to or from the Parliament, to be intercepted or stayed;
or if any shall presume to make Stay of those Dispatches, you shall direct the Post Master to repair to
the Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other
Officers, for their Aid and Assistance: Who are hereby
required to take special Care there may be no such
5. If you shall find any disaffected Persons raising any
Parties against the Parliament, or spreading Scandals or
Aspersions upon their Proceedings, like to disturb the
Peace of the Kingdom, you shall cause all such Persons,
upon good Proofs of their Misdemeanors, to be arrested,
and sent up to answer such their Offences, as to Law and
Justice shall appertain.
6. You shall take from the said Rebels and Traitors,
and their Adherents, all Horses, Arms, Ordnance, Ammunition, and Money, which they have; as also all such
Arms, Ordnance, and Ammunition, as they have taken
from his Majesty's Subjects; and restore the same to the
7. Whereas his Majesty, seduced by wicked Council,
hath raised War; and now, by his Proclamation, hath
published his Resolution to set up his Standard against his
Parliament, and other his good Subjects; and hath drawn
together great Troops of Papists, and ill-affected Persons;
and sent out Commissions for the Levying of others, to
the great Hazard of Religion and the publick Peace of
the Kingdom: You are therefore required to suppress all
Persons whatsoever, who shall levy any Soldiers, or draw
together any of the Train Bands, by Colour or Pretence
of any Commission from his Majesty, under the Great
Seal, or otherwise: And you shall seize upon all Horses,
Arms, Ammunition, Money, Plate, or other Provision
whatsoever, raised or provided under Pretence of his
Majesty's Service, for the Fomenting or Maintaining any
such unnatural and unlawful War against his People.
8. You shall observe and execute all such further
Directions and Instructions as you shall from time to
time receive from both Houses of Parliament; as likewise such Instructions and Directions as you shall from
time to time receive from the Committees of the Lords
and Commons, appointed to take Care of the Safety
of the Kingdom. And whatsoever you shall do therein,
or any other Person, in Aid or Assistance of you, it shall
be accepted as a good and necessary Service to the
Kingdom: And, for their and your so doing, they
and you shall be defended and protected by the Authority of Parliament. And this Resolution of the Lords
and Commons, to protect those that shall obey and
further their Commands, you shall publish and declare,
upon all Occasions, for the better Encouragement of the
Subjects of this Kingdom in that Behalf.
It is left to the Committee for the Defence of the
Kingdom, to insert the Names to whom these
Instructions are to be given.
"To Rob. Johnson of St. Martin's Vintry, 600:
"To Hugh Audley of the Inner Temple, 1,000:
"To Tho. Hardye of London, Goldsmith, 1,000:
"To Mr. Rob. Dickison - - - - 300:
"To Mr. Wheeler - - - - - 10,001:
[a] In the Journal of the Proceedings of the House, 8° Septembris 1642, there is this Entry; But no Mark of Reference is made, where to insert it.