Die Martis, 12 Julii, 1642.
RESOLVED, upon * *, That this Excuse returned from the Committee; for Sir Tho. Hele, be
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Tho. Hele shall
be admitted, without paying the Fine of an Hundred
Pounds imposed upon the absent Members, at the last
Advancement of Trade.
That Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Jo. Ashe, Mr. Edw. Ashes
ambo, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Bedingfield, Mr. Rolle, Mr.
Cage, Mr. Bond, Mr. Matthew, Mr. Long, Mr. Toll, Mr.
Jesson, Mr. Marten, Sir Ro. Crane;
This Committee is appointed to consult with the Merchant Adventurers, about their foreign Treaties, to set
them on Foot, for the Advancement of Trade.
Proclamations at Abingdon.
Mr. Castle of Abingdon was called in; and did affirm,
That certain Proclamations were proclaimed at Abingdon,
by the Serjeant of the Town: That the Mayor was not
present at the Proclaiming of them: And that the Proclamations were watched every Night.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Richardson the Serjeant of Abingdon be forthwith summoned to appear.
Commission of Array, &c.
Jeffery Richmond, being called in, informs the House,
That the Proclamations concerning the Commission of
Array, &c. were proclaimed by Turner, Deputy Mayor
of Reading: That some of them hearing that there were
some People gathered together to proclaim the Proclamations, they carried the Declaration concerning the Commission of Array unto him: And he said, He would take
no Notice of it; nor of any thing else that came from the
Persons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Turner, Deputy
Mayor of Reading, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent,
by the Serjeant at Arms, attending on this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Jo. Southby of
Buckland, in the County of Berks, High Constable of
Gausefield Hundred, in the said County, be forthwith
sent for, as a Delinquent.
The House being informed, That when he received the
Deputy. Lieutenants of Barkeshire's Warrants concerning the Putting the Militia in Execution; that he sent
forth, together with these Warrants, his Majesty's Proclamations concerning the Commission of Array.
The Question being put, whether the Report now
tendered by Mr. Weston shall be now made;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee for
the Post Masters do meet To-morrow post meridiem, in
the Exchequer Court: And that the Report concerning
the Patent touching the Letter Office, be made on Tuesday Morning next, at Nine of Clock, by Mr. Weston:
And that Mr. Prideaux do at the same time report such
Matters as shall be passed at the Committee by that time.
WHEREAS the /?/ and Commons, in Parliament,
are informed, That the Archbishop of Canterbury, upon
some pretended Authority, held a Visitation in Merton
College in Oxon, for the Space of above Three Years and
an half, ending in Michaelmas Term last; in which Time
he imposed upon that Society divers Injunctions contrary
to the Statutes and ancient Decrees of the said College,
to which they are sworn; requiring Obedience to the said
Injunctions, by virtue of their Oaths; It is therefore
Ordered, by the said /?/ and Commons, That the
said College be governed as formerly it was, by the said
Statutes and Decrees: And the said Injunctions and the
Observation of them, suspended, until the Cause and
pretended Claim of the said Archbishop be fully heard
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Ellis, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Rolle,
Mr. Whittlock, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Smyth, Mr.
Wallop, Mr. Pellham, Sir Oliver Luke, Sir Wm. Lewis;
This Committee, or any Three of them, is to examine
the Truth of the Petition of Captain Wm. Boothe, and
the Affidavit; and to receive such Informations as shall
be given concerning that Business; and to prepare a
Declaration in Answer unto it, and to present it to the
House; and to examine by what Authority it is printed:
And have Power to send for Parties, Witneffes, Papers,
&c.: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Five of Clock,
in the Inner Court of Wards.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
County of Leicester.
Declaration concerning Religion.
The Lords do return the Instructions concerning the
County of Leicester, and the Declaration concerning
Religion; which they have assented unto, with the
Amendments set in the Margin.
The Amendments were read; which .. very small,
and assented unto: These Words, "of Almighty God,"
to be left out; these Words, "and crave," to be left
out; "have uncivilly used," to be inserted, instead of
"have insolently stopped and searched."
Instructions: These Words, "Deputy Lieutenants,"
to be added to One of the Instructions for the Deputy
Lieutenants of Leicestershire.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has agreed to the Amendments in both Papers.
The humble Petition of Robert Thorpe, Master of the
Ship Alexander, of Hull, of * * * *
That this Petition be carried up to the Lords at the
next Meffage: And that the Committee for the Navy do
take some Order for satisfying the Master his Dues in
Bringing in Plate, &c.
A Draught of an Order for advancing the Propositions
of Bringing in of Plate, Money, and Horse, was read;
and assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to the
Lords, for their Concurrence herein: And the several
Counties may take out Copies of this Order.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of Surrey
do take care that the Propositions for Bringing in of
Horses, Money, and Plate, be put in Execution on
Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Jo. Harrison,
and Captain Wingate, to put the Propositions for bringing in Horse, Money, and Plate, in Hartfordshire, .....
on Thursday next, according to the Instructions for that
Resolved, That the Lieutenants of the several Counties
shall make Captains, and other Officers, of such Troops
of Horse as shall be levied and exercised in their respective
Counties, upon the Propositions for bringing in Horse,
Money, and Plate.
Resolved, That the Lords Concurrence be desired
Ordered, That Mr. Chichester's Committee shall sit
To-morrow, in the Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the
Court of Wards.
Mr. Grimston reports the Bill concerning the Militia,
with some Amendments and Additions; The which
Amendments and Additions * * * *
Resolved, upon the Question, That Geo. Lord Chandoys shall be left out of the Bill for being Lieutenant of
the County of Gloucester:
That the Lord Spencer be respited.
Defence of Hull.
Upon Mr. Hollis report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Business of Hull;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Earl
of Warwicke be desired to take with him such Ships, and
so many, as he shall think fit, and as well manned as may
be; and, with all Expedition, go into the River of Humber, to give all possible Assistance to the Town of Hull;
and further Ordered, he shall receive and send up hither
such Horse, Arms, Saddles, and other Ammunitions,
as shall be delivered by Sir Jo. Hotham, Governor of
That the Lords be moved to join herein.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Hotham,
Governor of Hull, shall deliver out, upon such Persons
as the Earl of Warwicke shall appoint, such Horse, Arms,
Saddles, and other Ammunition, which remains behind,
Part of the Magazine formerly ordered to be sent up,
and which shall not be necessary for the Defence of the
Persons to be sent up in Custody.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be moved to join with
this House, that Sir Edw. Stradling, Col. Ashhurnham,
and the Frenchman, and all others as were taken in the
Ship with them, may be forthwith sent for up in safe
Custody: and that the Earl of Warwicke be desired to
take care they be conveyed by Sea in safe Custody.
That the Lords be moved to join herein.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis do carry up these Votes to
the Lords; and desire their Concurrence herein: And
to put them in mind to hasten the Order concerning
Reformado Officers Pay.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Reformado
Officers, entered into List, shall be paid this Day: And
the Treasurers for the Adventurers Money do pay the
same accordingly: And that the Lords be moved to join
Goringe's Ordnance, &c.
Ordered, That the Ordnance caused to be melted by
Colonel Goringe, and stayed by Order of this House,
shall be forthwith discharged, with their Equipage:
And that Sir Ph. Stapleton do write unto Colonel
Goringe, to satisfy him with the clear Opinion this House
has of him, and of his Worth.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords have returned this Declaration, with this
Amendment in the Margin.
Lords desire House to sit.
That the Lords have determined to sit this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock; and do desire this House
would do the like, if it may stand with the Conveniency
of this House.
The Amendment was "compelled," instead of "commanded," expressed in the Order of the Seventh of July,
touching the King's Subjects being compelled to attend
House to sit.
Ordered, That the House do sit this Afternoon, at
Four of the Clock.
Lending College Plate to the King.
A Letter from the University, .... dated 11° Julii,
at Four Clock .. in the Afternoon, was read, declaring
the intention of the Masters of Colleges to lend the King
all the Colleges Plate.
A Declaration was presented by Mr. Pym, * * * *.
Mr. Marshall, of Horbury, * * * *
Appointing a General.
Ordered, That the House do resume the Debate concerning the appointing a General, at Four of the Clock
Raising Horse, &c.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, That A. B. &c. or any Two or more of
them, shall have Authority to assemble, and call together,
all such Persons as they shall think fit, within the County
of /?/, at such convenient Times and Places as they
shall appoint; and shall tender unto them the Propositions
of both Houses of Parliament, concerning the Raising of
Horse, Horsemen, and Arms, for the Defence of the
King, and both Houses of Parliament; and shall receive
their Subscriptions according to the said Propositions:
And they, or any Two or more of them, shall have
Authority to nominate and appoint such other Persons
within the said County, as they shall think fit; to assemble,
and call together, every Person of Ability; or to repair to
their several Houses or Dwellings, and take their Subscriptions, according to the said Propositions; and shall
return the said Subscriptions unto such Persons as shall
be appointed Receivers in the said County, who shall,
from time to time, certify the Sums, Values, or Proportions, of such Subscriptions to the Treasurers of
London, nominated in the said Propositions: And shall
have Power to name Receivers, and to do all other
Things that the Deputy Lieutenants, or any of them,
are appointed or have Authority to do, by the said Propositions, Instructions, or Additions, concerning the said
Propositions, in as full and ample manner as if every
Particular thereof had been expressed in this Order: And
the said Receivers, and other Persons appointed by them
for this Service, shall have a full Power to execute their
Directions, as if they had been appointed by the Deputy
Lieutenants of the said County.
Leave of Absence.
MR. F. Floyd has Liberty to go into the Country;
and to stay for Six Weeks after the Time of his going.
Mr. Pury has Leave to go into the Country; and to
stay Three Weeks from Monday next.
Payment to Ld. Ruthen, &c.
Ordered, That the Five hundred Pounds formerly
ordered to be imprested unto the Lord Ruthen and Sir
Arth. Haselrig, upon Account, be paid out of the Monies
brought in upon the Propositions for Bringing in of
Horse, Money, and Plate: And that the Treasurers appointed to receive those Monies, do pay the said Five
hundred Pounds accordingly.
Isle of Axholme.
The humble Petition of the Freeholders and Commoners of Part of the Isle of Axholme, in the County of
Lincolne, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Committee for Sir Cornelius
Virmyden's Bill do meet on Saturday next, at Two post
meridiem, in the Exchequer-court; and that the Petitioners be then heard: And that Mr. Wheeler, a Member
of this House, be then likewise heard.
Bringing in Money, &c.
The Draught of an Order for advancing the Propositions for Bringing in of Money, Plate, and Horse, in
the County of Herts, was this Day read; which was the
same with that for Bucks; and, by Vote, upon the
Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent up
unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Shelton, a Cook upon Snow-hill, was brought in;
and, being demanded, why he did hiss at the Committee
appointed to consider of the Business concerning the
Vicar of St. Sepulchre's Parish, to the Disturbance of the
Proceedings of the Committee, did deny he did do any
such Thing, though it was reported, that it was proved
by Two Witnesses.
Mr. Royston, Innholder, at the Cross-keys in St. John's
Street, was called in: And being demanded * * * *
Resolved, upon the Question, That Shelton the Cook,
be forthwith committed a Prisoner to the Gatehouse, there
to remain during the Pleasure of the House, for disturbing the Committee with hissing, and disturbing of Witnesses produced before the Committee, and then giving
Resolved, upon the Question, That Royston shall be
brought to the Bar; and, upon his Knees, sharply reprehended, for Disturbing of Witnesses in giving Evidence
before a Committee of this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Judgment
against Shelton be respited, till the House please to call
upon it again.
E. of Essex appointed General.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a General shall
be presently named.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Earl of Essex
shall be named General.
Raising an Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That an Army shall be
forthwith raised, for the Safety of the King's Person,
the Defence of both Houses of Parliament, and of those
who have obeyed their Orders and Commands; and
for the Preservation of the true Religion, the Laws,
Liberties, and Peace of the Kingdom.
Petition to the King.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Petition shall be
forthwith prepared, to move the King to a good Accord
with the Parliament, and to prevent a Civil War.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired to join in these
That the same Committee do forthwith prepare a
Petition to the Purpose aforesaid: And that they do
* * * *
Resolution to adhere to E. of Essex.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
declare, that in this Cause, for the Safety of the King's
Person, the Defence of both Houses of Parliament, and
of those who have obeyed their Orders and Commands,
and for the Preservation of the true Religion, of the Laws,
Liberties, and Peace of the Kingdom, they will live and
die with the Earl of Essex whom they have nominated
General in this Cause.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired to concur in this
Mr. Hollis is appointed to carry up these Votes to the
Whereas the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, have
ordered, that Five thousand and thirty Pounds shall be
paid into the Hands of Colonel Goring, for the Use of
the Garison of Portsmouth: These are to require the
Treasurers appointed by the said Act of Parliament, to
issue out such Warrants, Discharges, or Acquittances,
to the High Collectors of the County of Scuthampton,
as shall be requisite for their Security, for the Payment
of the said Sum of Five thousand and Thirty Pounds to
the Garison of Portsmouth:
And that the Lords be moved to join herein.
Loan from Marlburgh.
Ordered, That the Treasurers appointed by the Act
for Contribution Money, shall forthwith receive the
Monies now brought to Town, as Monies lent by divers
of the Inhabitants of Marlburgh, upon Mr. Speaker's
Letter, towards the Supply of the Necessities of Ireland:
and that they give a Receipt of the same unto Mr. Smyth
and Mr. Franclyn, Burgesses of the said Town, on the
Behalf of those that lent the same.
Ordered, That Licence shall be given to convey the
Magazine of Powder and Match, now in Marlborough,
to such Places as the Mayor of the said Town, with the
Consent of any Two of the Deputy Lieutenants of the
County, shall appoint.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill for the Militia be
resumed To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
A Declaration concerning the Insisting upon the Ordinance, notwithstanding the passing the Bill for ordering
the same, was this Day presented to the House; and
read; and laid aside, till the Report of the Bill be
Petition to the King.
A Petition to be presented unto his Majesty, to move
him to a good Accord with his Parliament, was brought
in; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented; and
ordered to be presently carried up to the Lords, for their
Mr. Hollis carried up to the Lords the Petition to be
presented unto his Majesty; and the Votes concerning
the General, and raising an Army.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Harley carried up to the Lords the Orders
for advancing Subscriptions in the Counties of Bucks and
Herts: The Order concerning the Stopping of Monies
and Plate going from Oxon: And the Order concerning
Five hundred Pounds to be imprested, upon Account,
unto the Lord Ruthen and Sir Arth. Heselrig.
Lending Oxford University Plate to the King.
WHEREAS we the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, are informed, that, by Consipracy and Combination of divers Persons of the University and City of
Oxford, several Impediments and Discouragements have
been contrived and practised to stop the Collection of
Money to be raised by Act of Parliament for Defence
of the Kingdom; and that Doctor John Prideaux, Bishop
of Worcester, Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr.
Samuel Fell Dean of Christ Church, Dr. Potter Provost
of Queen's College, Dr. Accepted Frewen President of
Magdalen College, have endeavoured, against Law, to
take away the Plate and Treasure of the University and
Colleges, and to send the same to York, for Maintenance
of a War against the Parliament, and the whole Kingdom;
to the Endangering of Religion, and the Liberty of the
Subjects; And, for the Compassing and Colouring this
their wicked Purpose and Intention, they have procured
the Consent of the Convocation House, that the Treasure
of the said University should be lent to the King: We
do hereby Declare, That the said Colleges are not bound
by any such Order of the Convocation, being in itself
unlawful and injurious to the Foundation of the Colleges,
and, in regard of the End to which it is designed, treacherous to God, and to the Commonwealth; and that
all the Parties, Actors and Contrivers thereof; are
thereby liable to a severe Punishment, and shall for the
same be questioned according to Law: Wherefore, for
the Preservation of the Kingdom, and preventing the
Ruin and Destruction of that famous University, we do
Order and Command, that the Heads and Fellows of
the said Colleges, respectively, do surcease and forbear
that wicked and unlawful Course; and do forthwith put
their Plate and Money into some safe Place, under good
Security, that it be not employed against the Parliament;
certifying us in whose Hands it doth remain: And that
the said Dr. Prideaux Vice Chancellor, Doctor Fell, Dr.
Potter, and Dr. Frewen, be apprehended and brought to
us, to answer this high Crime and Conspiracy against the
Kingdom: Streightly charging all the Fellows and Scholars
of the said University, to hinder and to withstand the
Carrying away of any such Plate and Treasure; and
willing and requiring the Mayor, and all other Officers,
of the City of Oxford to be aiding and assisting to them.
And in so doing they shall be protected by the Power
and Authority of Parliament.
It is further Ordered, by the Authority aforesaid, That
good Guard and Watch be set upon all the Highways
about Oxford, as likewise in the Counties of Oxford,
Warwick, Northampton, Leicester, Gloucester, Derby,
Nottingham, and Lincoln, that such Plate and Treasure,
intended to be sent to Yorke, or to any other Place, for
Maintenance of the War against the Parliament, be intercepted, and put into safe Custody, till the Parties who
do intercept the same, shall thereof certify the Parliament, and from us receive further Order therein: And, for
their good Service, they shall be well rewarded, and likewise saved harmless, by the Power and Authority of both
Houses of Parliament.