House of Lords Journal Volume 5: 30 August 1642

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 5, 1642-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Martis, 30 Augusti.


Lord Kymbolton, Speaker.

Gentleman Usher's Petition, that his Prisoners may not be attached by the Serjeant at Arms of the H.C.

The Petition of Mr. Maxwell, Gentleman Usher attending this House, read; desiring, "That the Lords will right him in the sending for Delinquents; and that, when he hath sent for any such as the House of Commons hath desired the Lords to send for, the Serjeant at Arms belonging to that House, nor his Deputies, may not attach the said Delinquents before his Deputies take them into Custody."

Ordered, That this Petition shall be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom; and that Report be made thereof to this House.

Irish Ministers, Order for the Collection money.

Ordered, That the Order of the Irish Ministers, for their Collection at the next Fast, is referred to the Care of Mr. Smith, Mr. Callamy, and Mr. Udall.

Poor Irish in Newgate, Petition.

The Petition of Six Poor Irish now in Newgate, read.

Ordered, To be referred to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.

Message to the H. C. for a Conference about a Declaration of the Marquis of Hertford and others.

A Letter of Captain Swanley, dated the 27th of August, 1642, read; and the Articles of Treaty with the Town of Newport; which were sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob'te Rich and Mr. Page; and to desire a Conference with them, concerning a Paper, or Declaration, whereunto the Lord Marquis Harford's Name and others were put.

Thorn, a Minister, for Blasphemy.

Gyles Thorne, Clerk, at the Bar, for speaking Blasphemous Words; and there being but One Witness that proved it, he was withdrawn.

Ordered, That he should be committed to The Fleet, until the Pleasure of the House be further known.

Ordered, That the Witnesses shall be sent for.

Bedford Inhabitants Petition against him.

The Petition of the Inhabitants of Bedford read, against him; desiring, "That he might be removed, and some other placed there."

Mr. Dr. Aylett and Mr. Dr. Page returned Answer from the Commons:

Answer from the H. C. about the Ordinance for raising Money in London.

That they had agreed with their Lordships in the Ordinance of Parliament to be sent to the several Wards and Parishes in and about London, and to the Names set down for each Ward and Parish to be Collectors.

Awley and Sheriff released upon Bail.

Ordered, &c. That Jo. Awley and Jo. Sheriffe shall be released of their Imprisonment, or Restraint, entering into Bond of One Hundred Pounds, one for another, to Mr. Maxwell, to appear before the Lords in Parliament upon Ten Days Warning.

Inhabitants of Kent Petition.

The Petition of the Inhabitants of Kent was this Day brought into the House, by Sir John Sidley, and others; which was read, in hæc verba. (Enter Petition.)

They disavow the one presented to the King.

The said Sir John then declared, in the Name of the County, "That they disavowed the late Petition delivered to His Majesty at Yorke, from that County; and desired the Lords to concur with the Commons, in proceeding against such who preferred the said Petition; whose Names are delivered into that House."

Thanks to be given to the Petitioners.

L. Say,
L. Wharton,
To draw up the Thanks to be given to the Kentish Inhabitants, and the Answer to the said Petition.

Eales versus Covell.

Ordered, That the Writ of Error between Eales and Covell shall be remanded into the King's Bench, and the last Order in the said Cause to be confirmed.

Belton and other Delinquents sent for.

Ordered, upon the reading of a Petition of Owen George, and an Affidavit annexed, That Rich. Betton Senior, and Rich. Betton Junior, and Rich. Owen, shall be sent for, as Delinquents.

Message from the H. C. with Orders for the Lords Concurrence.

A Message, by Sir Chr. Yelverton and others, from the House of Commons:


"1. That the Sheriff of Yorkeshire, and other Sheriffs, shall continue in their Places throughtout their Year.

"2. Ordered, That Ammunition at Camber Castle, in Sussex, shall be removed to Rye.

"3.Ordered, That Two Thousand Pounds shall be paid to Mr. Loftus.

"4. Ordered, That Eight Hundred Pounds (fn. 1) be paid to Mr. Hollis, &c."

Thanks to the Kentish Petitioners.

The House adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference, touching the Lord Marquis Harteford's Declaration.

Report made of the Thanks to the Kentish Petition, in hæc verba:

The said Kentishmen were called in, and the Thanks read unto them.

Countess Rivers's Order.

The Order touching Countess Rivers read, and sent to the Commons. (Enter it here.)

Kentish Petition.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament.

"We, your humble and faithful Petitioners, inhabiting the County of Kent, being deeply sensible of the many Miseries which these calamitous Times (notwithstanding your great Care and Vigilance to prevent the same) are likely to produce, wherein His Gracious Majesty, seduced by the malevolent Counsel of an illaffected Party of Malignants and Cavaliers, the Protestant Religion, His Royal Person and Honour, the Privilege of Parliament, and the Subjects Liberty are threatened with (fn. 2) too apparent Hazard and Ruin; towards the Support of which, your Peti tioners, according to the Duty of loyal Subjects and good Christians, are not only willing to contribute their best Wishes and Votes, but even the utmost of their Endeavours, both with their Lives and Fortunes, for the redeeming of His Majesty from such Hands, and our Religion and Liberty from such Peril and Danger; but may it please this Honourable House to consider, that the Petitioners apprehend themselves in a Condition and Posture nothing suitable to this their Resolution, being deprived and left naked, by the taking our Arms from us in the late Expedition for Scotland: We therefore beseech your provident Care, to impower us with such a Proportion of Ammunition and Arms, to be magazined in these Parts, whereby we may be enabled to manifest our Affections and Obedience to the Command of King and Parliament, both for the Pursuance of the aforesaid Intentions, and Opposition of all illegal Infringements of our Laws and Liberties, such as the Commission of Array, wherewith we are at this Time threatened, and what other of the like Nature and Condition soever shall be hereafter obtruded upon us.

"And your Petitioners shall be bound, &c."

"30 August, 1642.

"Resolved, &c.

Sheriff of Yorkshire, &c. to continue their Places the Year.

"That the Sheriffs of Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Somersettshire, and Warwickeshire, shall continue in their Places of Sheriffs, and keep the Custody of their Counties, throughout their Year, and not resign their Charges or Places to any Man whatsoever, upon any Pretence, Warrant, or Command; and they enjoin them not to resign their Places."

"Martis, 30 Augusti, 1642.

Order for the Ammunition in the Castle of Camber, to be removed to Rye.

"Whereas the Lords and Commons in Parliament have received Information, that divers Pieces of (fn. 3) Ordnance, with Powder and other Warlike Provisions, are now remaining in the Castle of Camber, in the Cinque Ports of the County of Sussex, which Castle being altogether unguarded, and no Way useful for Defence of the said County, the Ordnance and other Provision are exposed to the Surprize of any ill-affected or malignant Persons, who may thereby be enabled to disturb the Peace of the said County; for Prevention whereof, and to the Intent they may be disposed of into a more safe Place, the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do order and appoint Captain Richard Cockeram, with the Assistance of the Inhabitants of the antient Town (fn. 4) of Rye, in the same County of Sussex, to seize, take, and remove, the Ordnance, and other Ammunition, from the Castle of Camber, unto the said Town of Rye, there to be reserved and kept for the Use and Service of the said County, and not to be delivered to any Person or Persons, without special Direction and Allowance of both Houses of Parliament."

"Die Martis, 30 Augusti, 1642.

Order for 2000l. to Mr. Gethings, for Soldiers Cloathing for Ireland.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the and Commons in Parliament, That the Treasurers for the Adventurers-monies for Ireland do forthwith pay unto Mr. Nich. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars, or such as he shall appoint, Two Thousand Pounds, to be by him paid to Mr. Gethings and his Partners, for Cloaths by them provided, upon Contract, for the Soldiers in Ireland."

"Martis, 30 Augusti, 1642.

200l. Proposition-money for Dorsetshire.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Treasurers in London, appointed to receive the Plate and Money brought in upon the Propositions, do deliver out unto Densill Hollis, Esquire, or Sir Walter Erle, or either of them, the Sum of Eight Hundred Pounds, to be disbursed by them, or either of them, upon Accompt, for the Safety of the County of Dorsett, and Town of Dorchester."

"The Answer to the Kentish Petition:

Answer to the Kentish Petition.

"My Lords have taken your Petition into Consideration, and cannot but with great Content observe the Constancy of your good Affections to the King and Parliament, which as well formerly as at this present you have expressed, by your Petitions to this House, and disclaiming and opposing with so much Industry and Fidelity the seditious Designs and Endeavours of some malignant and ill-affected Persons within your County; to suppress whose malicious Practices, and to preserve that County in Peace, Care hath already been taken by the Parliament, with good Success; and, as they intended it and do believe, to your Content, Safety, and Satisfaction; and their Lordships do farther assure you, that they will always continue the like Care, as for the Good, Safety and Peace of the whole Kingdom, so in particular of that County, being encouraged thereunto by this seasonable Declaration of your Resolutions and good Affections; for the Manifestation whereof to the whole Kingdom, and of their Lordships kind Acceptation, and Thanks for the same, their Lordships have commanded your Petition and their Answer to be forthwith printed and published."

"Die Martis, 30 Augusti, 1642.

Poor Ministers of Ireland to receive the Collection-money at the next Fast.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That the poor Ministers of Ireland, petitioning their Lordships for Relief, are hereby specially recommended to the Charity of the several Parishes of the City of London, that the said Ministers may have given them, for Relief of themselves and their ruined Families by the cruel Rebellion in Ireland, all such Monies as shall be collected on Wednesday next, the 31st of this Instant Month, being the General Fast: And it is further Ordered, That Mr. Shute, Mr. Udall, and Mr. Calamy, shall have Power, by virtue hereof, to call all the Collectors of the said Charitable Monies for the said Fast-day, within the City, before them, with all convenient Speed, and and take Accompt of, and receive, such their Collections; and the same, so received, to distribute equally unto the several Petitioners."


Adjourn, 9a Thursday next.


  • 1. Origin. to be.
  • 2. Origin. to to.
  • 3. Origin. Ordinances.
  • 4. Bis in Originali.