Die Jovis, 25 Augusti, 1642.
Liberty to go to Spain.
THE humble Petition of Rowland Willson the elder,
and Rowland Willson the younger, of London,
Merchants, desiring, that their Factor Samuel Willson
may have Liberty to proceed upon their Employments,
from France into the Kingdom of Spaine, from whence
their Goods and Merchandizes are to be imported into
England; do order, That the said Factor shall have
Liberty to proceed upon the said Employment, having
duly paid the Custom of his Goods Outwards, according
to the Ordinance of Parliament.
Tumults at Colchester, &c.
A Letter from Sir Tho. Barrington, and Mr. Grimstone, from Colchester, of the 24th of August, relating the
Disorders of the common People rising in great Multitudes, and ransacking divers Houses, was this Day read:
and Sir Wm. Massam, and Sir Martin Lumley are appointed to attend the Lord General, and the Committee
for the Defence of the Kingdom; and to consider with
them what is fit to be done in these Cases.
There was likewise a Letter written from Sir Robert
Crane, concerning the like Tumults raised about Sudbury
in Suffolk: They were likewise to carry this Letter to
the Lord General.
Ordered, That Mr. Lucas do write to the Lord of
Suffolk, to know his speedy Resolution concerning the
Putting the Militia in Execution in that County of
Deputy Lieutenants, &c.
Resolved, That this House doth nominate and approve
of Mr. Rich. Jennings to be Deputy Lieutenant of the
County of Herts; and that the Names of this and the
other Deputy Lieutenants named the other Day, be
carried up to the Lords at their next Sitting, by Sir
Tho. Dacres: He is likewise to carry up the Order for
Cloaths seized by E. of Northampton.
The Commissary for providing Apparel for the Soldiers
in Ireland, Wm. Whittacre the Carrier, that was appointed
to carry them, were called in; who had Cloaths to be
carried to West Chester, for Ireland: He informed the
House, That, a Mile on this Side Coventry, the Earl of
Northampton and his Troops seized upon his Waggon,
Eight Horses; and all the Cloaths; and said, They should
serve the King's Soldiers. This was done upon Saturday
He likewise informed, There were other Cloaths going
towards West Chester; and he would know the Pleasure
of the House, whether they should go on, or be recalled.
The Commissary was called in; and being demanded,
What was the Value of the Cloaths? answered, About
Five hundred and Threescore Pounds.
The Carrier was likewise called in; and did confess
That he was damnified to the Value of Fourscore Pounds,
at the least.
Resolved, upon the Question, That * the Carrier shall
have Satisfaction for his Damages and Losses, to the
Value of an Hundred Pounds.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Earl of Northampton shall make this Satisfaction to this Carrier.
Ordered, That Mr.Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Hill, Mr.
Reynolds, Mr. White, Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Wheeler,
Mr. Glyn, do consider of some Ways for Reparations to
be made to this Carrier, out of the Earl of Northampton's
Estate: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of
Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Affairs at Coventry.
Mr. Pym presents from the Committee for the Defence
of the Kingdom, divers Letters from Coventry, of the
23th of this instant Month; One from the Lord Gray,
another from the Lord Brooke, a third from the Committee there, relating the Passages of the Rencounter
between the Forces raised by the Parliament, and the
adverse Forces, on Tuesday last; and likewise a Letter
from the * * * *
Sir Edw. Boise is injoined to go down to Dover, to
take Charge of the Castle there.
Declaration to Holland.
Ordered, That no Man whatsoever shall presume to
print the Declaration or Letter sent to the States of the
United Provinces; and that the Clerk shall deliver out
no Copy of them: And that the Lords Concurrence be
An Ordinance for restraining the Licentiousness of
Printing was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the
Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent up to
the Lords for their Concurrence; and to be carried up
by Sir Tho. Dacres; and likewise the Ordinance for
restraining the Importation of Currans.
Upon Mr. Ro. Goodwyn's Report from the Committee
for Adventurers for Ireland; It was
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords Justices
of Ireland, and the Earl of Ormond, be strictly injoined,
that such Forces as may possibly be spared, and taken out
of Lemster and Ulster, be forthwith sent to the Relief of
Munster; and not to fail herein, as they will answer the
Loss of Munster to this Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That my Lord of Kerry
shall forthwith have a Commission, to levy his Men in
Cornewall and Devonshire, and those Parts adjacent, or
elsewhere, as shall be most convenient for that Service;
and shall have Power, by that Commission, to employ
them in Ireland: And they are to receive their Arms at
Corke, Kingsale, and Youghall: And this to be done with
all Expedition; the Levy Money to arise as the House
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Levy Money
shall arise out of the Adventurers Monies; and that the
Treasurers thereof do pay the same accordingly: And
that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
There was likewise a Letter presented, to be sent from
the Commissioners to the Lords Justices of Ireland, and
the Earl of Ormond: The which was read; and assented
Ordered, That this Letter, by special Order of both
Houses, be sent to the Justices, and Earl of Ormond,
Payment to Lewis.
Ordered, That Mr. Betsworth, One of the Collectors
in the County of Sussex, of the Monies that come in upon
the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, do forthwith
pay the Sum of One thousand Pounds, or so much thereof
as are in his Hands, to Sir Wm. Lewis, One of the Committee of this House, residing in the County of Southampton; and, upon an Acquittance from Sir Wm. Lewis,
of so much Money as he receives of the said Collector,
this House doth undertake to pay in the like Sum into
Yeildhall, to the Treasurers for the Receipt of the Four
hundred thousand Pounds: And the said Collector shall
have a Discharge from thence, as if he had paid in so
Ship laden with Bullion, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Green, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Reynolds,
aud Mr. Bence, do draw an Order to authorize the
Committee before Portsmouth, and the Burgesses for
Southampton, to take Care for the Unloading the Ship
that is come into Southampton, with Bullion and other
rich Commodities; and to take an exact Inventory
thereof; and lay them up in safe Custody, until it be
inquired into, to whom they do belong; and that this
House give further Order concerning the same.
Peace of Essex.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House, to desire the Earl of Warwicke, for a few Days,
to come into the County of Essex, for the better Preservation of the Peace of that County.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants, Members of
this House, for the County of Essex, do write their Letters
to the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants of that County, to
use their Endeavour for the Quieting of the People there,
that are in Disorders; and to call to their Assistance the
High Sheriff and Justices of Peace, and others his Majesty's Officers; and to be assistant also to Sir Tho. Barrington and Mr. Grimston, sent down by both Houses for
that Purpose: And a Copy of the Declaration and Votes
is to be sent down to these Deputy Lieutenants.
Which was sent down by Sir Tho. Barrington and
Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Martyn, Mr.
Pym, Sir Hen. Mildmy, Sir Hen. Vane junior, are appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of the
Lords, to receive the Declarations, and such other Propositions or Instructions as shall be by them propounded,
and offered unto them from the Scotts Commissioners.
Resolved, &c. That Peter Stepkin shall be discharged,
giving Bail for his Appearance when he shall be required
by this House.
Allhallowes, Barkinge, Lecturer.
Upon the humble Petition of divers of the Parishioners
of Allhallowes, Barkinge, London; It is this Day Ordered,
That Dr. Layfeld, Vicar of the said Parish, Mr. Nash his
Curate, and the Churchwardens of that Parish, do permit
learned orthodox Divines to preach there on the Sundays
in the Afternoons, such as the Parishioners shall appoint,
to the end that the Parishioners may have Choice of
Ministers to elect a Lecturer out of them, to preach there
every Lord's Day in the Afternoon, and One Day in the
Week: And the said Vicar, Curate, and Churchwardens,
are hereby required to permit them the free Use of the
Pulpit, to preach there accordingly.
Order for Billinghurst.
Ordered, That the like Order be made for Billinghurst
in Sussex, as was for Southwarke; and to these Persons
following; viz. Thomas Pilfould, Henry Searle, John
Naldrett, Benjamin Streetor, Charles Weston, Nicolas
Smyth, Thomas Buttory, Henry Remnant, Isaac Greenfeild, William Manie, William Davies, John Dennys,
John Cruchlow, John Pilfould, Wm. Lee, Thomas Philips,
Wm. Greenfeild junior, John Greenfeild, Samuel Turner.