An argument for a petition for a new Parliament

Pages 15-30

The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1713-1714. Originally published by Chandler, London, 1742.

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A (fn. 1) Seasonable Argument to perswade all the Grand Juries in England, to petition for a New Parliament: Or a List of the Principal Labourers in the Great Design of Popery and Arbitrary Power, who have betrayed their Country to the Conspirators, and bargained with them to maintain a Standing Army in England, under the Command of the Bigotted Popish D. Who, by the Assistance of the L. L's Scotch Army, the Forces in Ireland, and those in France, hope to bring all back to ROME.


SIR Humphry Winch, Baronet, hath from the Court 500l. per annum, Salary; and was of the Council of Trade and Plantations.


Windsor. Sir Thomas Higgon, Knight, hath a Pension of 500 l. per annum, and hath had 4000 l. in Gifts; married to the Earl of Bath's Sister.

Sir Francis Winnington, Knight, Solicitor General to the King, which Place is worth 1500 l. per annum.

Reading. Sir Thomas Doleman has 200 l. per annum Pension, and was assisted by the Court in the Cheating Will, whereby he got Quarles his Estate, valued at 1600 l. now Clerk of the Council, which is worth 500 l. per annum, and is promised to be Secretary of State.

Richard Aldsworth, Esq; Auditor in the Exchequer, which is worth 400 l. per annum, he is also the Archbishop's Secretary, and has got by Boons, at several Times, 3000 l.

Wallingford. Sir John Bennet, Knight of the Bath, has got of the poor, indigent Cavalier's Money, 26000 l. and, other ways, near 40000 l. more.


Sir Richard Temple, Commissioner of the Customs, which is worth 1200 l. per annum.

Buckingham Town. Sir William Smith, as honest as Sir Richard Temple.

Chipping-Wickham. Sir Robert Sawyer, a Lawyer of as ill Reputation as his Father, has had for his Attendance this Session 1000 l. and is promised (as he insinnates) to be Attorney General, and Speaker of the House of Commons.

Agmondesham. Sir William Drake, Bart, under the Command of his Father in Law, the Chief Baron Montague, who enjoys 1500 l. per annum, during the King's Pleasure.


Sir Thomas Hatton, a Man of no Estate but his Pension.

Sir Thomas Chichley, Master of the Ordnance, and has had 2000 l. given him, and the Reversion of his Place to his Son.

University, Sir Charles Wheeler, a Foot Captain, who once promised himself to be Master of the Rolls, now Governor of Nevis.

Cambridge Town, William Lord Allington, in Debt very much, a Court Pensioner, and in hopes of a White Staff. A Cully.


Thomas Cholmondely, promised a great Place at Court, but not only deceived, but laught at, poor Gentleman.

Chester. Robert Worden, Esq; a Betrayer of the Old Cavaliers (with Willis) and of Sir George Booth; the Duke of York's Creature, and Gentleman of his Bed-Chamber.


Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Bart. one that is known to have sworn himself into 4000 l, at least, in his account of the Prize-Office, Controuler to the Duke, and has got, in Gratuities, to the Value of 10,000 l. beside what he is promised for being an Informer.

Sir John Compton, Bart. a Commissioner of the Prizes, and besides a Patentee for setting up Lights upon the SeaCoast.

Lanceston, Sir Charles Harbord, Surveyor-General, has got 100,000 l. of the King and Kingdom; he was formerly a Sollicitor of Staples-Inn, till his Lewdness and Poverty brought him to Court.

Leskard, Bernard Greenvil, Esq; a Bed-Chamber Man, has got in Boons at several times 20,000 l.

Helston, Sidney Godolphin, Esq; a Bed-Chamber Man.

Sir William Godolphin, Bart. had 1200 l. per annum out of the Fee-farm Rents, and Governor of Scilly Island.

Truro, John Arundel, Esq; his Father, from a small Fortune, raised to be a Lord, and hath now 2000 l. per annum Pension out of the Excise, and hath got in Boons 20,000 l.

Camelford, Sir William Godolphin, Knt. under Secretary to the Lord Arlington, now Embassador in Spain, and lately turned Papist, hath got in Boons 30,000 l.

Westlow, John Trelawny, Esq; Cup-bearer to the King, Captain to a Troop of Horse in Ireland, and 200 l. per annum Pension.

John Trelawny, Esq; own Son to honest Sir Jonathan Trelawny.

Eastlow, Charles Osborn, the Treasurer's Brother, has an Office in the Customs.

Henry Seymour, Esq; of the Bed-chamber, has the Hanaper Office, is Controuler of the Customs at London, and has got 40,000 l. in Dutchy Leases, and other Boons.

Bossiney, Robert Roberts, Esq; Victuals and Protections in Whitehall, out of Privilege Time, and 50 l. a Session.

St. Michael, Francis Lord Hawly, Captain of his Majesty's Troop, Gentleman of the Bed-chamber to the Duke, and Court-Buffoon, has got in Boons 20,000 l.

St. Mawes, Arthur Sprye, a Commissioner of the Prizes, 400 l. per annum Pension, has raised his Estate from 100 per annum to 800, by being a Member.

Sir Joseph Tredenham, the Son of an Attorney, and by marrying the Speaker's Sister, has got a considerable Pension.

Kellington, Sir Cyril Wych, Secretary to the Lieutenancy in Ireland, Brother-in-Law to the two Earls of Bath and St. Albans.


Sir Philip Howard, Captain of the Horse-guards, got in Patents and Boons 4000 l.

Sir Christopher Musgrave, Knt. Captain of a Foot Company, 200 l. per annum Pension, and to succeed his Father in the Government of Carlslie.


Sir Copelston Bampfield, Bart. much addicted to Tipling, presented to the King by his pretended Wife, Betty Roberts, in Pall mall.

Exeter, Sir James Smith, Knt. Major of the King's Regiment, has received 10,000 l. in Boons. Kinsman to the Duke of Albemarle.

Thomas Walker, Esq; a Commissioner of the Prizes, where he feathered his Nest to some Purpose, received 500 l. this Session, beside preferring his Brother to be Collector of the Customs of Exeter.

Totness, Sir Edmund Seymour, Bart. the Speaker's Father, and an indigent Pensioner.

Sir Thomas Berry, Knt. a Pensioner of 200 l. per annum, got for him by the Lord Clifford his Brother-in-Law.

Plymouth, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Knt. Master of the Jewel-Office.

Plimpton, Sir Nicholas Slanning, Knight of the Bath, Sir George Carteret's Son-in-Law, the King's Carver, 2000 l. in Boons, and Governor of Pendennis in Reversion.

Honinton, Sir Courtney Pool, first Mover of the Chimney Money, for which he had —

Sir Peter Prideaux, Knt. the Lord of Bath's Brother-inLaw, constant Court-dinners, and 300 l. per annum Pension.

Beer Alston, Sir John Maynard, Knt. the King's Serjeant at Law.

Tiverton, Sir Henry Ford, once Secretary for Ireland, a Pension of 300 l. per annum, which is almost all he has to subsist on.


Corfe, Lord Latimer, Son to the Lord Treasurer.

Lime Regis. Sir John Shaw, once a Vintner's Boy, got of the Crown, out of the Customs, and by other Ways, 60,000 l.

Weymouth, Sir Winston Churchill, was a Commissioner of the Court of Claims in Ireland, now one of the Clerks of the Green-cloth. He preferred his own Daughter to the Duke of York, and has got in Boons 10,000 l. He has published in Print, that the King may raise Money without his Parliament.

Brid-port, George Boreman, Esq; once an Under-Clerk in the six Clerks Office, now Master of the Ballast Office (a Place no less oppressive than illegal) worth 1500 l. per annum.

Warham, George Pitt, Quondam Servant to the Duke of York, but turned out, and was promised to have the Money it cost him, 2,500 l.


John Tempest, Esq; a Papist, a Pensioner, and a Courdinner Man, has got a Customer's Place at Hull for his Son.


Harwich, Thomas King, Esq; a Pensioner for 50 l. a Session, &c. Meat, &c. Drink, and now and then a Suit of Clothes.


Sir Baynham Throgmorton, a Grant of Kingswood-Forrest, and 200 l. per annum.

Malden, Sir Richard Wiseman, a 1000 l. per annum Pension, and Keeper of one of the Treasurer's public parliamentary Tables.

Sir William Wiseman at Sir Richard's Devotion.


Winchester, Sir Robert Holmes, first an Irish Livery-Boy, then a High-way-man, now Bashaw of the Isle of Wight, got in Boons, and by Rapine, 100,000 l. The cursed Beginner of the two Dutch Wars.

Laurence Hide, the elder, a Pension of 200 l. per annum, and a constant Court-dinner Man.

Southampton, Sir Richard Ford, Knt. joint Contriver of the two Dutch Wars, for which he had 10,000 l. and yet is scarce able to live.

Thomas Knowles, Esq; the Treasurer's Kinsman, 400 l. per annum Pension.

Portsmouth, Sir George Carteret, Bart. a Vice-Chamberlain, once Treasurer of Ireland, and the Navy, in which two Places he cheated the Crown of 40,000 l. as upon Account was made apparent; He has wisely conveyed great Part of his Estate beyond Sea, therefore deservedly made a Privy Counsellor.

Petersfield, Thomas Neal, Esq; now turned Brewer since he has consumed a rich Wife's Fortune, and his own Estate; he has a Promise his Son shall marry Moll Davey's Daughter, and to be made a Viscount, and maintained if his Brewhouse fail. Formerly called Golden Neal, now, Brazen Groom-Porter.

Stockbridge, Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipts of the Exchequer, worth 3000 l. per annum: Many great Places and Boons he has had, but his W — Uphill spends all, and now refuses to marry him.

Robert Philips, Esq; Bed chamber Man, got in Gifts 20,000 l.

Newton in the Isle of Wight, Sir John Holmes, Sir Rob's Brother, a cowardly, baffled Sea-Captain, twice boxed, and once whipped with a Dog-whip, as many Gentlemen can testify; chosen in the Night, without the Head-Officer of the Town, and but one Burgess, yet Voted Wellelected, this last Session.

Sir Kingsmil Lucy, Bart, has had 1000 l. and a Promise of a Court Place.


Thomas Price, Esq; 500 l. given him, and 300 l. per annum Pension, and Protection in White-Hall during Prorogations.

Hereford City, Herbert Westphalin, Esq; 500 l. in Money, and an Office in the Custom-House, worth 150 l. per annum,

Weobley, Sir John Barnaby, Knight, 500 l. given him.

Sir Thomas Williams, once a poor Quack-Chemist, now the King's Chemist, has got at least 40000 l. by making Provocatives for Letchery, and yet at this time all his Land is under Extent, and his Protection only keeps him out of Prison.


Sir Richard Franklin, a Pension of 400 l. per annum.

Huntingdon Town.

Sir John Cotton, a mad Man, who cut his own Throat, and now cuts his Countries, by his Vote.

Sir Lionel Walden, 8000 l. in the King's Debt, a BlackHeath Captain, and a Papist, at present has a Company of Foot, and 1000 l. given him.


Sir Thomas Peyton, the Coal-Farm, worth 2000 l. per annum, has had many Boons, and yet has spent all, and his own Estate to boot. This is Peyton the Informer.

Canterbury, Sir Edward Masters, Knight, a great Wittal, &c.

Canterbury, Thomas Hardness, Serjeant at Law promised to be a Judge.

Rachester, Sir Francis Clerk, a Commissioner of the Prizes, and a constant Receiver of all public Money, and a constant Dinner at Court-Tables.

Maidston, Thomas Harlakenden, Esq; whose only Livelihood is in his Pension.

Sir Robert Barnham also.

Queenborough, James Herbert, Esq; is but fifteen Years old, but Son in Law to the Treasurer, and therefore of Age to dispose of the People's Money.


Sir Roger Bradshaw, a Papist, has a Lease from the Cown.

Lancaster, Richard Kirby, Esq; one of a very small Estate, a Captain of Guards, and a Commissioner for the Hackney Coaches, has had 500 l. in Boons.

Richard Harrison, Esq; a small Pension proportionable to his Understanding.

Preston, Edward Rigby, Esq; Serjeant at Law, promised to be a Welch-Judge.

Sir John Otway, Solicitor of the Dutchy, and rewarded with a considerable Boon in the Fee-Farm-Rents.

Newton, Richard Lord Gorges, a Pension of 500 l. per annum.

Clithero, Sir John Heath, Attorney to the Dutchy, a great Drinker, and a suspected Papist.

Sir Thomas Stringer, a Dancing master's Son, got 30000 l. under the Duke of Albemarle.

Wiggon, Charles Earl of Ancram, a poor Scot, 500 l. per annum Pension.

Sir Jeoffery Shackerly, Governor of Chester, a Pension of 500 l. per annum.


George Fount, Esq; 500 l. out of the last Tax, and is a constant Receiver of all Taxes.

Leicester Town, Sir William Hartop, a Pensioner of 200 l. per annum, and promised to be Clerk of the Kitchen; threatens to sue his Town for his Wages, because he hears they will chuse him no more.


Sir Robert Carr, Bart. 20000 l. in Boons, Chancellor of the Dutchy. Two Wives living at this Time, one Arlington's Sister.

Grimsby. William Broxholm, Esq; an indigent Papist, has had 5000 l. given him.

Stamford, Peregrine Bertie, Esq; the Treasurer's Brother in Law, has a Pension and a Troop of Horse.


Sir Lancellot Lake, much in debt, has a promise that his Elder Brother's Son shall not be naturalized, a notorious Cuckold.

Sir Thomas Allen, whose Understanding is as great as his Honesty; a close Embracer of Rogues, had a Boon of a 1000 l.

Westminster, Sir Philip Warwick, once Secretary to Archbishop Laud, before that, a poor Singing Boy, got artificially from the Treasurer Southampton, and the King, 40000 l. now Clerk of the Signet; never lies more than when he prosesses to speak the sincerity of his Heart.

Sir Richard Everard, 500 l. and that being near spent, must have more, or seek a new Way to get Bread.


Christopher Ivy, Esq; a Prisoner in the Kings Bench, an old decriped Letcher, has 50 l. a Session.

Norwich, Francis Cory, Esq; no better than Ivy.

Lynn Regis, Robert Cook, Esq; the Treasurer's Son in Law, who, by his Privilege, protects himself from the payment of the Money (viz. 8000 l.) that was spent at his Election.

Robert Wright, Esq; Pepis his Pensioner, and has 40 s. a Day allowed him by the Sea-men, as their Council, but uses them as he does the Nation, viz. betrays them.

Yarmouth, Sir William Doyley, got 7000 l. out of the Dutch Prisoners Allowance, and starved many of them to death, a Pension of 500 l. per annum, his Son is a Teller in the Exchequer.

Thetford, Sir Allen Apsly, the King's Falconer, worth 1200 l. per annum. the Duke's Treasurer, worth—got by Boons and other Acts, 60000 l. a Red Letter Man, if of any Religion.

Sir Joseph Williamson, once a poor Foot Boy, then a Servitor, now Principal Secretary of State, and Pensioner to the French King.

Castle Rising, Samuel Pepys, Esq; once a Taylor, then Serving Man to the Lord Sandwich, now Secretary to the Admiralty, got by Passes and other illegal Ways 40000 l.

Northampton Town.

Henry Lord Obiyon, by his Wife's Interest, has got of Secretary William son, 1500 l. and the Reversion of Cobham Park, and other Estates that were in the Crown, worth 13000 l. per annum, his Son married the Treasurer's Daughter.

Higham Ferris, Sir Lewis Palmer, a great Trader in Protections, and sells cheap, his Father was Attorney-General.

Brackley, Robert Spencer, Esq; a Bed-chamber-man to the King, and in Debt over Ears.


Sir John Fenwick, a Captain under the Duke of Monmouth, and promised a Place at Court, had 20 l. given him for his Election

Sir Ralph Delaval, had 2000 l. given him, and has a Pension of 500 l. per annum.

Newcastle, Sir Francis Anderson, a Pensioner to the Treasurer.

Morpeth, Sir George Downing, a poor Child, bred up on Charity; like Judas, betrayed his Master. What then can his Country expect? He drew and advised the Oath of renouncing the King's Family, and took it first himself. For his Honesty, Fidelity, &c. rewarded by his Majesty with 80000 l. at least, and is Commissioner of the Customs; the House-Bell, to call the, Courtiers to Vote, at fix a Clock at Night: An Exchequer-teller.

Berwick, Daniel Collingwood, Esq; a Court Janizary, a Pension of 300 l. per annum, Governor of Holy Island.

Viscount Duplin, 15 Years old, the Treasurer's Son, bribed the Mayor falsly to return him.


Sir Francis Leake, Bart. Governor of the Block house at Gravesend, a Foot-Company and 500 l. in Money.

East-Retford, Sir Edward Dearing, Bart. Commissioner of the Court of Claims in Ireland; the Chancellor's Brother in Law, promised to be Secretary of State after Coventry, now Commissioner of the Customs in London, worth 1200 l. per annum.


University, Lawrence Hyde, Master of the Robes to the King, has had in Boons 20000 l.

Woodstock, Thomas Howard, Esq; the Lord of Suffolk's Brother, 400 l. per annum Pension.


Edward Noel, Esq; Lord Lieutenant of Hantshire, Lord Warden of the New Forrest, and other great Favours promised him; which he need not doubt of, being the Treasurer's Nephew.


Sir Francis Lawley, a Pensioner, one of the Horses in Madam Fantelet's Coach.

Lowdlow, Somerset Fox, a Pensioner of 300 l. per annum.

Sir Job Charlton, Serjeant at Law, Chief Justice of Chester, a dull Welsh Judge, 500 l. per annum, for his Speaker's Place.

Wenlock, George Wild, Esq; a Commissioner of the Excise in Ireland, 2000£, in Money; a declared Enemy to his Country.

Bishops-castle, Edmond Warring, Esq; a Commissioner of the Excise, a Pension to keep him out of Prison. Sir Job Charlton's Brother in Law.

William Oakley, Esq; Brother in Law to Charlton, and Warring, has a small Pension.


Bath, Sir William Basset, Henry Seymour's Son in Law, 1000 l. given him by Clifford; he has a Promise of a Place in the Law Act; always drunk when he can get Money.

Wells, Maurice Lord Fitzharding, one of that Family which had from the Crown in Boons and Places 200000 l. beside the unnatural Honour given to the younger Brother for pimping, which came afterwards to the Father, and so to this Lord. He's Colonel of Horse in Ireland.

Taunton, Sir William Portman, in hopes to be a Lord, much Priest-ridden.

Bridgwater, Sir Edmond Windham, Knight-Marshal, in Boons, 5000 l. His Wife was the King's Nurse.

Mynhead, Thomas Windham, Esq; Bed-chamber-man to the King, as also Equerry. He married a Court—


Randal Egerton, Esq; a Captain in the Guards, has had in Boons 1000 l.

Litchfield, Richard Diet, Esq; a Sea-Captain, Kinsman to Sir Robert Car, 400 l. per annum Pension.

Walter Chetwind, courted, treated and complimented out of his Vote.

Newcastle under Line, Levison Gower, Esq; Son in Law to the Earl of Bath, had a great Estate fell to him by chance; but Honesty and Wit never came by accident.


Sir Henry Felton, a Pensioner, and his Son a Bed-chamber-man.

Dunwich. Sir John Pettus, a Pension of 300 l. per ann. all his Estate is under Extent.

William Wood, Esq; Master of the King's Dock, his Ship-wright, and a violent Man for Taxes.

Sudbury. Sir Robert Cordel, a poor Gentleman that has almost spent all.

Major Cornwal, a Pension of 200 l. per annum, and a Captain in the Army.

Eye. Sir George Reeves, though possessed of a great Estate yet content with a small Pension, and Promises that he shall be paid a great Sum of Money, he had in the Banker's Hands. Of no Religion.

Robert Reeves, his Son, no less than the Treasurer's Table is sufficient to feed his monstrous Carcase.

Edmunds Bury. Sir John Duncomb, a Pensioner, of 2000 l. per annum; in Boons 20000 l.

William Duncomb, his Son.


Sir Adam Brown, Bart. the Treasurer's Counsin german, and the Duke of York's Vassal.

Southwark. Sir Thomas Bludworth, a mercenary Alderman of London, not to be forgotten for his p—ng out the Fire.

Blechingley. Sir William Hayward, a Commissioner in the Sale of the Fee-farm rents, by which he got 2000 l. a Privy-chamber-man, and a Grant of 2000 l. in Money.

Sir Edward Bych, King at Arms, 100 l. a Session; yet very poor.

Rygate, Sir John Worden, the Duke of York's Secretary, a favourer of Popery.

Guilford. Thomas Delinghoy, Esq; a Scotch Servingman, a Creature of Lauderdale's, chosen by the Duke of York, who was in Pension at his Election, and voted for him.

Sir William Morley, Knight of the Bath, a constant Court-dinner-man.


Chichester, Richard May, Esq; a Lawyer, Recorder of Chichester, a Pensioner, and promised to be Heir to BapMay, if he Votes.

Horsham, Sir John Covett, Bart, wheedled with promises, much in debt.

Midhurst, Baptist May, Esq; Privy-purse, 1000 l. per annum allowance, got besides in Boons for secret Service, 40000 l. This is he that said, 500 l. per annum, was enough for a Country Gentleman, to drink Ale, eat Beef, and to stink with, &c.

Lewis, Sir John Stapely, an Indigent.

Sir Thomas Woodcock, Deputy Governor of Windsor Castle, a Foot Company, 200 l. per annum Penson. He set up a Deed to gain his Niece's Estate, which was found to be forg'd by a Jury at the King's Bench Bar, and now stands upon his Privilege, to prevent a Decree in Chancery to have it cancel'd.

Staining, Henry Goring, Esq; 200 l. per annum Pension, and Court-dinners.

Bramber, Pierce Goring, Esq; 200 l. per annum Pension.

New-Shoreham, Henry Goring, Esq; 500 l. and promised a Pension.

East-Grimstead, Edward Sackvil, Esq; Lieutenant to the Yeomen of the Guards.

Arundel, Roger, Earl of Orrery, President of Munster, and a Regiment of Horse in Ireland.

Francis, Viscount Langford, formerly Treasurer of Ireland, which he sold for 14000 l. now a Pensioner of 500 l. per annum.


Sir Robert Holt, Bart. 1000 l. given him, and Protection from his Creditors; brought out of Goal this last Session, when outlawed after Judgment.

Sir Henry Puckering, alias Newton, Pay-master to the popish, standing Army, and Allowance for keeping a Table every Session.

Warwick Town, Sir Francis Compton, Knt. Captain of a Troop of Horse.


Sir Philip Musgrave, Bart. a Regiment of Foot, Governor of Carlisle, given him in Fee-farm Rents 6000 l.

Appleby, Thomas Tufton, Esq; Bed chamber-man to the Duke of York.


New Sarum. Sir Stephen Fox, from a poor Foot-boy, and then singing Boy, has got in Places by the Court 150,000 l. Clerk of the Green Cloth.

Wilton, Sir John Berkenhead, a poor Alehouse Keeper's Son, got, by lying, to be one of the Masters of the Request and Faculty Office, and in Boons 3000 l.

Hindon, Edward Seymour, who had for four Years 2000 l. Pension to betray the Country Party, for which he then appeared. But, since he hath shewn himself barefaced, and is Treasurer of the Navy, and Speaker, one of the Commissioners of the Admiralty and of the popish Cabal, received 6000 l. per annum.

Robert Hyde, Esq; had sold his Vote before he came into the House, and had 1000 l. for this last (his first) Session.

Westbury, Thomas Wanklin, Esq; once a poor Serving Man, now one of the Commissioners of the Excise in Ireland, and 50 l. a Session. Kept an Inn at Kingston three Years, now keeps a Tavern in Essex Buildings in the Strand.

Devizes, George Johnson, Esq; a Lawyer, and a Welch Judge, the Treasurer's Sollicitor, and an impudent — has the Reversion of the Master of the Rolls, but some say, that is only in Trust for Baron Bertie.

Chipenham, Francis Gwyn, Esq; one of the Commissioners of the Excise in Ireland, had 500 l. given him.

Malmsbury, Philip Howard, Esq; of the Duke's Bedchamber, 300 l. per annum Pension.

Sir Thomas Escourt, Reversioner of the Judge of the Marshalsea, his Father's own Son, converted to the Church of Rome by his young, handsome Mother in Law, with whom he is very inward.

Crecklade, Sir John Earnley, a Commissioner of the Navy, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, always votes as directed.

Bedwin, Henry Clerk, an indigent Commissioner of the Prizes, and a Place in the Custom House at Bristol worth 200 l. per annum.

Luggershall, Daniel Finch, Esq; the Chancellor's Son.

William Ashburnham, Esq; got by the Court 50,000 l. Cofferer.

George Leg, Esq; supposed to be a Papist, of the Duke's Bed-chamber, and Governor of Portsmouth, in Boons 40,000 l.

Old Sarum, Sir Edward Nicholas, Knt. got by the Court 10,000 l.

Marlborough, Sir John Elwes, Knt. very poor, but a Place in Ireland of 300 l. per annum, a Court-Admirer.


Samuel Sandys, senior, Esq; a Boon given him in the Excise which he sold for 13,500 l.

Worcestor, Thomas Street, Esq; a Welch Judge, promised other Preferments, had 500 l. given him.

Droitwich, Samuel Sandys, junior, Esq; Son of—13500 l.

Henry Coventry, Secretary of State, the Breaker of the Triple League, as he himself affirmed when he went to Sweden.

Evesham, Sir John Hanmer, a prodigal Gentleman of the Horse to the Master of the Horse, Commissioner of the Excise in Ireland, and a Troop of Horse in Ireland, 2000 l. given him in Money.


Conyers Darcy, Esq; assisted by the Court in stealing the Lord Lexington's Sister from her Guardian for his Son.

Sir Thomas Slingsby, Governor of Scarborough Castle, never gave his Country one Vote, who voted all for him when chosen Knight of the Shire.

Knarsborough, Valiant Sir John Talbot, a Foot Company, a Company of Dragoons, a Commissioner of the Prizes, of the Excise, and for the Sale of Fee farm Rents, 800 l. per annum out of the Wiltshire Excise, the Reversion of the Jewel Office.

Rippon, Sir John Nicholas, Knight of the Bath, Clerk of the Council, got by the Court 40,000 l.

Sir Edmund Jennings, made High Sheriff of Yorkshire, (against a Vote of Parliament) which is worth 1000 l. promised a Pension and Place at Court.

Heydon, Henry Guy, Esq; Groom of the Bed Chamber.

Aldborough, Sir Solomon Swayle, Bart, one whose Word will not pass for 3d. where he is known, got by the Court 600 l. an old Papist, if not Priest, but his bald Pate excuses his Tonsure; a Forger of Wills.

Sir John Rishy, the Treasurer's Creature, sold himself and Country to him.

Thirsk, Sir William Wentworth, Sir Allen Apsley's Son in Law, much in Debt; his Wise has a Place under the Dutchess of York, he a Pension of 500 l. per annum, in Boons 3000 l.

North-Allerton, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, a Soldier of Fortune, he has got by the Court, and the late Bishop of Durham (whose Daughter he married) 30,000 l. but at present it is most spent; but he hopes his Friend the Treasurer will repair all Breaches.

Pontefract, Sir William Lowther, Commissioner of the Customs, a Man whose Honesty and Integrity oftener fails him than his Wit.

Cinque Ports.

Hastings, Sir Dennis Ashburnham, married Mr. John Ashburnham's Daughter, got in Places 10,000 l.

Rye, Sir John Robinson, Bart. Lieutenant of the Tower, got in Places and Gifts, by his Wife's Interest and other Ways, 40,000 l. Sheriff of London at the Execution of Dr. Hewit, and a notorious R— in the late Times.

Hithe, John Harvey, Esq; the Queen's Treasurer, that told the King, He had been voting against his Conscience to serve his Majesty.

Sir Leolin Jenkins, Son of a Taylor, Judge of the Admiralty, was in Hopes to be Archbishop of Canterbury, employed in four Embassies, and whose indefatigable Industry in promoting a Peace for France, has been our —: He affirmed in the House of Commons, That, upon Necessity, the King might raise Money without Act of Parliament.

Dover, George Montagu, Esq; Abbot Montagu's Brother, Master of St. Katherine's Hospital, in Gifts 3000 l.

Sandwich, John Stroud, Governor of Dover, Commissioner of the Prizes, got by several indirect ways from the King and Kingdom, 10,000 l.

Beau Maris, John Robinson, Esq; 400 l. per annum Pension.


Brecknock, Sir Herbert Price, Bart. Master of the Houshold, got in Boons 10,000 l.

Cardiganshire. Sir Charles Cotterel, Master of the Ceremonies, got in Gifts 11,000 l.

Carmarthen Town, John Lord Vaughan, Governor of Jamaica, 1000 l. per annum Pension.

Robert Lord Buckley, the Chancellor's Brother in Law, by whose means he is Guardian to Sir William Williams; worth 1000 l. per annum to him.

Denbighshire, John Wynn, Esq; 400 l. given him in Money.

Flintshire, Sir Thomas Hanmer, Bart. 500 l. per annum Pension.

Flint, Roger Wheatley, Esq; Knight Harbinger, Farmer of the Post Office, by which he has got a vast Estate.

Merioneth, Andrew Newport, Esq; 400 l. per annum Pension; a Squire of the Body.

The Publisher begs Pardon of those Gentlemen here named, if he has, for want of better Information, undervalued the Price and Merit of their Voices, which he shall be ready upon their Advertisement to amend: But more particularly he must beg the Excuse of many more Gentlemen, no less deserving, whom he hath omitted, not out of any Malice, or for want of good Will, but of timely notice; but, in general, the House was, if they please to remember, this last Session, by three of their own Members told, That there were among them several Papists, fifty Outlaws, and Pensioners without Number; so that, upon Examination, they may arrive at a better Knowledge amongst themselves, and do one another more right, than we (howsoever well affected) can possibly do without Doors.


  • 1. A Reward of 200l. was offered by Proclamation to such as would discover the Author of this Piece, which is very scarce.