House of Lords Journal Volume 5: 6 October 1642

Pages 388-389

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 Jovis, videlicet, 6 die Octobris.


The Lord Grey was appointed to be Speaker this Day.

Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Orders, etc.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. George Buller:

To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars following: videlicet,

1. (fn. 1) They desired that the Instructions for Essex may be made general for the County of Cornwall, and, with some Alterations, for the whole Kingdom.

Agreed to, with the Alterations.

2. An Order for disbursing Monies which come in upon the Propositions in the County of Cornewall, etc. (Here enter it. (fn. 1) Entered in the End of the Essex Articles.)

Agreed to.

3. An Order concerning the Town of Manchester, etc. (Here enter it.

Agreed to.

4. An Order to pay Eight Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty Pounds, Five Shillings, and Nine Pence, to several Contractors for Cloaths for the Soldiers in Ireland, etc. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

The Answer returned to the Messengers was:


That this House agrees with the House of Commons, in all the Particulars of this Message.

E. of Warwick versus Burlamachi, & al. about the Post Office.

The Lord Grey reported from the Committee for the Earl of Warwick's Petition, "That, since the Three Votes of both Houses, there hath been nothing done concerning the Sequestration of the Letter Office:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That Philip Burlamachi and his Deputies shall shew Cause this Day Sevennight, at this Bar, why the Sequestration, which is voted by both Houses to be illegal, should not be taken off, and he be discharged thereof; and that he bring into this House an Accompt of the Profits of the said Office, received by him or his Deputies, since the said Sequestration.

Squire versus Francis.

Ordered, That the Cause (fn. 2) between Scipio Squire and Serjeant Francis shall be heard in this House on Monday next.

E. of Rutland will attend the House.

A Letter of the Earl of Rutland, written to the Lord Privy Seal, was read; intimating, "That he hath received an Order of this House, to give his Attendance, according to his Writ; that his Lordship intends to come as speedily as his Health will give him Leave, and attend their Lordships."

Ordered, That this House agrees to the Declaration for the Justices of Ireland to give Assistance to the Committees, Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Goodwin. (Here enter it.)

Sir Alexander Gordon, a Pass to Ireland.

Upon the Petition of Sir Alex. Gordon, Knight; it is Ordered, That he shall have a Warrant to pass into Ireland, to fetch his Wife and Children, and transport them into Scotland; but his Trunks are to be sent by Sea into Ireland.

Declaration for the Justices of Ireland to assist the Committee sent there.

"Whereas the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England (being deeply sensible of the bleeding Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland) have thought it necessary to send into that Kingdom some Persons of Trust, to put in Execution the Instructions hereunto annexed; and whereas the House of Commons have nominated Two of their own Members for this Service, namely, Robert Reynolds and Robert Goodwyn, Esquires: It is therefore, this present Day, Ordered, Established, and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in the Parliament of England assembled, That the said Robert Reynolds and Robert Goodwin shall have the Credence, Power, and Esteem, of a Committee sent over thither by the Advice and Authority of both Houses of Parliament; and that the Lieutenant, Deputy, Lords Justices, or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being, as all other Officers, Ministers, and Subjects of that Kingdom, are hereby required, from Time to Time, to give their best Furtherance and Assistance to the said Committee, in putting the said Instructions (and such others as shall be sent unto them from both Houses of Parliament) in due Execution, according to the Purport and Tenor of the same; and in so doing, such Governors, Ministers, and Subjects, shall be warranted and protected, by the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament."

Order for Defence of the Town of Manchester.

"Whereas, upon credible Information made unto this House, That James late Lord Strange, and now Earl of Derby, heretofore impeached, in the Name of the House of Commons, and of all the Commons, by the Name of James Lord Strange, for High Treason, hath, in Pursuance of his traiterous Actions, procured divers Papists and other ill-affected Persons, in a Hostile and Rebellious Manner, with Guns and other Warlike Weapons, to make War upon His Majesty's Subjects, in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and have killed and murthered divers in that Town, and hath robbed and spoiled divers other of His Majesty's good Subjects inhabiting near the same: The Inhabitants whereof, with the Christian Aid and Help of divers wellaffected Gentlemen and others of the County, have valiantly resisted the said Earl and his Complices, and hitherunto bravely defended themselves and the Town: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That such Gentlemen, or others of His Majesty's good Subjects, who have already hazarded their Lives and spent of their Estates, and all such others as shall hereafter, either with their Persons or Purses, give Aid unto the Inhabitants of the said Town of Manchester, for their Defence, and shall endeavour to suppress or apprehend the said Earl, or any his Complices, shall have Allowance and Payment made of all such Monies, or other Charge, which they shall expend or disburse in this Service, upon Accompt made unto the House of Commons; and such their Actions and Endeavours are Declared to be a Service agreeable unto the Laws of the Land, acceptable to both Houses of Parliament, and beneficial to the Commonwealth."

Order for 8980£. 5s. to the Contractors for Provisions and Cloathing for Ireland.

"Whereas there were due to several Persons, for Corn, Victual, Cloathing, and other Necessaries, for the Service of Ireland, the Sum of Eleven Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-nine Pounds, Twelve Shillings, and Six Pence, as appeared by the Report from the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, whereof Two Thousand Three Hundred Fifty-nine Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Six Pence, was paid, upon several Orders, to Mr. Gethings, Mr. Turner, and others, for Cloaths for the Soldiers in Ireland; so that there remains due to the several Contractors, for Corn, Victuals, Cloathing, etc. aforesaid, the Sum of Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Pounds, Five Shillings: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Treasurers for the Monies that come in upon the Subscriptions for Ireland do forthwith, out of the First Monies, pay unto the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Assigns, the said Sum of Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Pounds, Five Shillings, being the Remainder of the Eleven Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-nine Pounds, Twelve Shillings, and Six Pence, aforesaid, to be by him forthwith paid unto the several Contractors to whom it is due, according to the several Particulars presented in a Report from the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland of the 16th of September last; and that an Acquittance under the said Treasurer at Wars for Ireland's (or his Assigns) Hand shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers for the Adventurers-money for Ireland in London, for so much as they shall pay by virtue of this Order."

Money disbursed by the Committee in Cornwall to be re-paid upon Accompt.

"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That whatsoever Money shall be taken up and disbursed, by the Committee and Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Cornwall, for the necessary Service there, shall be re-paid again, upon Accompt, out of the Money and Plate raised upon the Propositions within that County; and, if more Money shall be disbursed by the said Deputy Lieutenants than shall be so raised upon the Propositions, that then the Lords and Commons will think upon some other Way for the Payment of the same."


  • 1. Origin. the.
  • 2. At the End of the Journal of this Day.
  • 3. Origin. because.