Martis, 24 Maii, 1642.
Soldiers at Mynhead.
THAT Mr. Pine be required to inform the House,
whether the Soldiers at Mynhead be gone; and to
employ his best Endeavours for the speedy Transporting
of them; and to inquire whether there has been any
Fault or Neglect in any of the Officers: And that he
certify the House thereof.
Information against Tilfton.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Brereton acquaint my Lord
Admiral with the Information given to this House, of
great Misdemeanors committed by Tilston, Marshal of
the Admiral's Court at Chester.
That the High-sheriff of Somersettshire do forthwith
pay in the Monies received upon the Subscriptions in that
County, to the Treasurers appointed to receive that
Money in London.
Loan to the State.
Mr. Jesson is contented to turn over a Thousand
Pounds that is owing unto him by some Merchants
of Scotland, towards the Payment of the Brotherly
Assistance to the Scotts; and will lend it to the
Commonwealth for a Twelvemonth.
Publick Accounts, &c.
Mr. Trenchard reports from the Committee for Accounts.
He first presented a Note of such Counties and
Boroughs to whom the Commissions concerning the
Contribution are not sent down.
He likewise acquainted the House with a Letter prepared by Mr. Cage, concerning the Contribution-money.
He likewise said, That, on Thursday in the next Week,
the Committee sits, to receive the Accounts of the Poll-money, and the Subsidies in Arrear; and desires the
House to take Notice thereof.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of the several Counties do take their special Care for the Bringing
in of the Monies upon the Poll-money, the Subsidies and
the Contribution; and that they bring in the Accounts
of the Arrears upon those Particulars, on Thursday next
The Under Sheriff of Somersettshire was called in;
and says, That the Five hundred Pounds paid in upon
the Subscriptions, shall be paid in on Thursday next:
And that for the Contribution-money in that County,
there was, as yet, only Five Pounds paid in to the Sheriff:
And that for the Poll-money, all the Arrears since his
being Under Sheriff, which was Fourscore Pounds, was
paid in long since.
The Under Sheriffs of divers Counties were called in:
And Mr. Speaker told them, That the House found a
great Neglect in returning the Arrears of the Poll-money,
the Subsidies, and the Contribution; and admonished
them for it: And gave them Directions to make speedy
Returns of those Particulars, as they will answer their
Neglect at their Peril.
Loan from Middlesex.
The House doth accept of the Five hundred Pounds
lent by the County of Middlesex to the Commonwealth,
upon the publick Faith; and do Order, That those Gentlemen in whose Hands the particular Sums that make
up the said Five hundred Pounds, are remaining, do
forthwith pay in the said particular Sums to Sir Ro. Pye
and Mr. Wheeler.
Letter to Sheriffs.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses do write
Copies of this Letter now read, and presented from the
Committee, to the Sheriffs of the several Counties: And
that Copies of this Letter be forthwith printed.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Ro. Rich and
The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That
they are now ready to proceed in the Cause against
Justice Berkeley, so soon as this House shall send up any
Members to manage it.
Answer returned; The House is resolved to send up
some Members for the managing of that Business, presently.
The House being informed, That some Gentlemen of
Cheshire were at the Door, who desired to prefer a
Petition to this House;
They were called in; and did present their Petition.
The which being done, they withdrew.
And their Petition was read.
And then they were again called in: And Mr. Speaker
told them, in the Name of the House, "That they had
read the Petition; and do find, that you take Particular
Notice of the Endeavours of this House for the Commonwealth: These Things that concern your particular
Country, and likewise as concern the Commonwealth,
they will take into Consideration in due time: And, for
your good Expressions, and Acceptance of the Endeavours of this House, they give you hearty Thanks."
A Letter to be sent to the Cities, and other good
Towns, of the Kingdom, for the Loan of present Monies,
was presented from the Committee, and read; and, by
Vote upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That Mr. Green shall, on Thursday next,
make Report of the State of the Navy, and of the
Accounts of the Customers.
That the House shall be forthwith resolved into a
Committee, to consider of the Providing of a Stock and
Credit for present Monies.
That the Report of the Soap Business shall be made
by Mr. Pury, on Thursday Morning next.
Proceedings concerning Hull.
Mr. Hatcher reports from the Town of Hull, That the
Committee had given an Account of the Instructions, and
Order that accompanied them to Hull; but was to give
an Account of the last Order concerning the Removing
the Magazine; in the Performing of which Service they
had great Assistance from the Captains and Masters of
the Ships, from whom, and their Ship Company, they
found great Expressions of Affection to the Service of
Ordered, That the Committee should return Thanks,
and an Acknowledgment, from this House, to the Masters and Captains.
A Standing Committee to be aiding and assisting unto
him, with large Instructions, upon all emergent Occasions.
Six able Cannoneers.
An able Engineer.
Some Thirty or Forty Horse to be employed for
Scouts, and other Services.
A further Supply of Monies.
To have the Assistance of Sir Jo. Meldrom, a Man
Ordered, That Thanks be given, from this House, to the
Committee employed at Hull, for their faithful Service
there: And that they have the same Order for their Indemnity and Security for their Doings there, as the Earl
of Warwick and Sir Jo. Hotham has had.
That Mr. Hatcher write a Letter of Thanks to the
Captains and Masters of the Ships at Hull; and likewise
to Sir Jo. Hotham, to acquaint him what this House had
done upon the several Propositions made by him.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Fienis, and Mr. Hatcher, are to prepare
Instructions to be sent to the Committees at Hull.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Allured and
Mr. Broxholme shall be sent as Committees, to be
assistant to the Governor there, upon such Orders and
Instructions as they shall receive from both Houses.
Resolved, That Six Cannoneers shall be sent to Hull
for the Service of that Town.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Meldrom
shall be desired to go to Hull to be assistant to the Governor there, in military Matters: And it is referred to
the Committee for the Instructions to be sent to the Committees at Hull; and the Committees that lately returned
from Hull; to confer with Sir Jo. Meldrom about his
going to Hull; and to consider what Allowance is fit to
be made unto him; and what Monies are fit to be sent
to Hull; and likewise to consider of the rest of the Propositions made from Sir Jo. Hotham.
Ordered, That the Knights that serve for the Counties
of Merioneth, Brecon, and Anglesey, do write unto the
several Sheriffs of those several Counties forthwith, to
give an Account to this House what is become of the
Poll-money in those Counties.
Transporting a Horse.
Ordered, That Sir Ralph Verney shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant to transport One Horse into Holland.
Hull Committee, &c.
That it be referred to Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler
to pay the Committees that are now returned from Hull,
the Charges that they have been at in that Service; and
likewise to Mr. Aiscough for his Journey Post to Hull,
Ordered, That Sir H. Mildmay and Sir Tho. Barrington do go to the Lords Commissioners of Scotland, to
desire them, that, in regard of the great Businesses of
this House at this Time, that they would please to put off
their Meeting till Thursday next, in the Afternoon.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House shall meet this Afternoon,
at Three of Clock.
Lords to sit.
Sir Tho. Barrington went up to the Lords, to desire
them, that they would sit this Afternoon, at Three of
Reducing Irish Rebels.
Mr. Lisle reports the Bill for the Advancement of
the more speedy and effectual Reducing of the Rebels
in Ireland, with some Amendments: The which were
Twice read; and, upon the Question, re-committed unto
the same Committee.
St. Olave's, Southwarke, Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of divers of the Inhabitants
of the Parish of St. Olave's, Southwarke, be read this
Afternoon, at Three of Clock.
A LETTER from Colonel Ogle and Colonel Powlett to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of the Oneand-twentieth of May; informing, That all their Companies, but Six, are sent over into Ireland by Serjeant
Major Baynton; and that they hope, by Wednesday
next, all the rest to be in Ireland.
St. Olave's Southwarke, Churchwardens.
The humble Petition of the greater Part of the Inhabitants of St. Olave's, Southwarke, that pay to the Poor,
and other publick Charges, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Churchwardens chosen by the
major Part of the Inhabitants, be kept in, in a quiet Possession, till the Right of the Election be determined by
this House: And that the whole Business be referred to
the Committee for Stepney: And all, that will come, to
have Voices: And are to meet on Friday, in the Afternoon, in the Star-chamber.
The Petition of Whitechappel is likewise referred to
Ordered, That Sir Walter Roberts shall pay in the
Remainder of the Two thousand One hundred Pounds,
which he received of the Aqueduct Money, into such
Hands as this House shall appoint: And that, upon the
Payment thereof, Sir Edw. Stradling, Mr. Carew Raleigh, and Mr. Wm. Nuce, shall pay in the Remainder of
the Seven thousand Pounds which they and others have
received of his Majesty for the said Aqueduct, into the
same Hands: And shall also assign the Security which
the said Sir Walter hath given to his Majesty and them
for the Two thousand One hundred Pounds, received by
them as aforesaid, to such Person or Persons as he shall
procure to pay the said Money for him.
And it is also Ordered, That, upon the Payment of
the said Seven thousand Pounds, or so much thereof as is
remaining, and not expended upon the Work, the said
Sir Edward Stradling, Mr. Rawley, and Mr. Nuce, shall
have an Order from the Lords and Commons to be discharged of the Security which they have given to his
Majesty for the Performance of the said Work: And
that all the said Monies shall be paid unto the Undertakers of the said Work, as the Work goes on; with such
Interest and Allowance for the Forbearance thereof,
as this House shall think fit: And if the said Work shall
not go on, then the said Money, with the Interest thereof,
shall be paid to his Majesty, according to the Contract.
Letter, &c. to York Committee.
Ordered, That an Express be sent to Yorke, with this
Letter and Votes to the Committee at Yorke: And that
it be left to Mr. Pym to take care to send away this
Person sent to Hull.
Ordered, That Mr. Darley shall be sent down to Hull;
and that Mr. Alex. Bente shall be excused.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Aiscough, Sir Chr. Wray, Sir
Antho. Irby, Sir Jo. Wray, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr.
Hatcher, Mr. Broxholme, shall be sent as a Committee
into Lincolneshire on Thursday Morning next, for the
Preservation of the Peace there, upon such Orders and
Directions as they shall receive from both Houses.
Publishing Orders of Parliament, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to prepare the Letter and Instructions for the
Committee at Yorke, to prepare an Order for the Knights
and Burgesses, to take care for the Publishing, in the
several Counties of the Kingdom, the Orders and Declarations of both Houses: And likewise to prepare Instructions for the Members of this House, that are to be
sent into Lincolnshire on Thursday Morning.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House, that, after the Two Sermons are done. To-morrow at the Fast, the House do meet here again: And
Ordered, That the House do meddle with no Business
then, but what requires a present Dispatch for the Safety
of the Kingdom.
And Mr. Morley is to go with this Message.
Adjournment of Term.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the
Lords, concerning the Adjournment of the Term: And
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, Sir Chr. Yelverton, and Mr.
Pury, are appointed Managers of that Conference.
Courts of Guard.
Ordered, That Seventy-one Pounds Fifteen Shillings
shall be paid to those Persons that built the Two Courts
of Guard: And Mr. Wheeler is to take care for the Payment of the same.
Ordered, That Mr. Peard do report Mr. Vaughan's
Case on Friday Morning.
Ordered, That the like Order be made for the Setting
up of a Lecture in the Town of Buckingham, as was
made for the Town of Wendover.
Ordered, That the Petition of Merchants, trading in
Wines in the Out Ports, be referred to the Committee
of the Bill for Tonage and Poundage: And have Power
to send for Parties, Witneffes, &c.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Crue, Sir Arthur Heselrig, Mr. Holles,
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Marten, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Fienis,
Whereas it is already voted, that it doth appear that
the King, seduced by evil Counsel, doth intend to levy
War upon his Parliament; It is Ordered, That this
Committee do consider how a Stock of Money, or any
other Means, may be provided for the better Defence
of his Majesty's Person, the Parliament, and the publick
Peace of the Kingdom, against any such Force.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That it be propounded to the Lords at this
Conference, that a Committee of both Houses may be
appointed to consider of some Means for the present Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's Disposal of
the Commands which Sir. Charles Coote lately held in the
Armies of Ireland, viz. in Conferring of the Regiment
and Company of Foot, which the said Sir Charles had of
the new Levies, upon the Right Honourable the Earl of
Kildare, to be Colonel thereof; the Office or Command
of Provost Marshal of Connaght, which the said Sir
Charles had, upon * Coote, his eldest Son, already Captain of a Foot Company; and the old Company of Foot,
in the Standing Army of that Kingdom, which the said
Sir Charles had, upon * Coote, younger Son to the said
Sir Charles Coote.
Lord Lieut. thanked.
And Mr. Pym is ordered to return Thanks to the
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for his prudent and honourable Disposal of these Commands.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Morley brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to a Conference concerning the Adjournment of the Term;
and to the Order for One thousand Pounds; and to meet
To-morrow after the Sermons: And, as for the Orders
for Raising of Men for Ireland, they will send Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Essex, &c. Forces.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved, that some Warrant may be granted from both Houses, to the Deputy
Lieutenants of the County of Essex, in the Absence of
the Lieutenant of that County, who is now in the Service
of the King and Kingdom, to nominate and appoint
Colonels, Captains, and other Officers, over the Trained
Bands of that County: And that a speedy Day be appointed for the Trained Bands to be mustered in the
Counties of Essex, Surrey, and Kent.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town
of Pennard, in the County of Glamorgan, was this Day
It is Ordered, by Vote upon the Question, That Mr.
Wm. Edwards, complained of in the Petition of the Inhabitants of Pennard, in the County of Glamorgan, be
forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at
Arms attending on this House.
Message to Lords.
Sir Edward Hungerford carried up to the Lords the
Order to be sent to the Committees at York; and likewise the Names of the Committees to be sent to Hull,
and into Lincolnshire: And was appointed to move the
Lords, that, at this Conference, they would receive from
this House some Propositions for the present Defence of
Sir Edward Hungerford brings Answer, That the Lords
do agree to the Order to be sent to the Committees at
York, and to the Committees to be sent to Hull, and into
Lincolnshire; and do agree to receive any Propositions
that shall be made for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Gravesend, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of
Gravesend and Milton to be read on Thursday Morning.
Messenger to York.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Rushworth
shall be sent down as an express Messenger to the Committee at York: and that, at his Return, the House will
take into Consideration his Charges. Pains, and Deserts,
both in this Journey, and his several other Journeys.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Barrington do acquaint the
Lords, on Thursday next, That whereas Commissions are
left with the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex,
under the Lord Lieutenant's Hand and Seal, for the
Colonels, Captains of all the Foot Companies, and
Troops of Horse, of that County; and that a List of the
Names of the several Captains remains also with them;
and that the Directions of the Commissions, in regard of
my Lord of Warwick's Haste to Sea, was omitted; That
the Lords would be pleased to join with this House in
giving Power to the Deputy Lieutenants to make the
Directions of those Commissions: and forthwith to issue
IT is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Committee of both Houses now resident
at York, shall, for the better Direction of the Sheriff of
the County of York, and the Lord Mayor and the Sheriffs
of the City and County of the City of York, deliver to
them all Orders, Votes, and Declarations of both Houses,
which are to be put in Execution by them, or either of
them, or by any Officer or Minister subordinate to them,
or either of them: All which are, by the said Sheriff,
and by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of York, respectively,
to be communicated to the Head Constable, 'Petty Constables, and others whom it may concern: And the Committees are likewise required to send to the High Constables, and other inferior Officers, as they shall see Cause;
and to inquire whether they have received and executed
the said Orders: And are hereby authorized and enabled
themselves to deliver the said Orders, Votes, or other
Declarations or Directions, to the High Constables or
any other his Majesty's Officers, for their better Direction
in obeying the same. It is further Ordered, by both
Houses, That the Committees above-mentioned shall require the Sheriff of the County of York, and the Lord
Mayor and Sheriffs of the City and County of the City
of York, that they do publish in all Market Towns, and
do give notice to all Head Constables, and to require
them likewise to communicate the same to all Petty Constables, that the Trained Bands ought not to rise or to
gather together, by any personal Command of his Majesty;
but that such Commands, as the Affairs now stand, are
against the Law, tending to the great Disturbance and
Danger of the Kingdom; and that no Man can, by Law,
be punished for not obeying such illegal Commands; but
that such as, under Colour of obeying the Law, shall
assemble together in Arms, are liable to be punished for
it. And this Order the said Committee is required to
publish to all his Majesty's loving Subjects: and to give
out Copies thereof, and likewise of the former Votes concerning those Matters, as they shall see Cause.