Die Mercurii, 15 Februarii, 1642.
ORDERED, That Mr. Long do desire the Lord
Mayor to call a Common Council with all convenient
Speed: And that the Committee for Advance of Monies
do attend that Common Council, to express the Desires
of this House: And that Mr. Marten be added to that
Confession for Fast Day.
Mr. Rous carried up to the Lords, by way of Message,
the Confession to be published in the Churches on the
Day of Publick Humiliation, which was Yesterday
ordered to be delivered at a Conference.
Sussex Forces, &c.
An Ordinance for Raising of Two Troops of Horse,
under the Command of Herbert Morley Esquire, and One
Regiment of Foot, under the Command of Anth. Stapeley
Esquire, in the County of Sussex, to be disposed of in the
said County, or elsewhere, as the Lord General the Earl
of Essex shall appoint, for the Defence of the said County;
and likewise for Raising of Monies in the said County
upon Delinquents, Bishops, Dean and Chapters, Papists,
&c.; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the
Lords for their Concurrence, by Mr. Morley.
An Ordinance for Assessing and Raising of Monies in
the County of Cheshire upon Malignants, and that the
Collectors and Assessors shall have Power to commit such
as shall refuse to pay, was likewise read; and ordered
to be carried to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Rous brings answer, That the Lords concur in
Liberty to Prisoner.
Ordered, That Mr. Fryer, a Prisoner in Lambeth House,
shall have Liberty to go, in safe Custody, to Guildhall;
his Testimony being required in a Cause there.
Resolved, &c. That the Order for relieving such poor
distressed Irish Protestants, as are come out of Ireland
into the Isle of Wight, be re-committed.
Money for Gloucestershire.
Mr. Millington brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Order for securing the Monies sent for
Gloucestershire: And as to the * * * *.
Proceedings cencerning Coke.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Mr. Tho. Coke
be referred to the Examination of the Committee for absent Members; and That Business reported; before he...
brought in, as a Delinquent.
Members' sent for.
Resolved, That Mr. Kinge, Mr. Whitacre, and Mr.
Davies, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, by the
Serjeant at Arms attending on this House; for their
Contempt in not appearing, and giving their Attendance
upon the Service of the House.
Members disabled to sit.
Resolved, &c. That Sir James Thinne be forthwith disabled for sitting or continuing any longer a Member of
this House, during this Parliament; for his Contempt in
not appearing upon the Summons of the House to give
his Attendance here.
Petition to the King for deferring Assizes.
Mr. Whittlock presented the Draught of a Petition, to
be presented unto his Majesty, concerning the putting off
the next Assizes, and general Gaol Delivery: The which
was read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented
unto: Which followeth in hæc verba;
To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
THE Lords and Commons, in Parliament, humbly
shew, That your Justices, and other Your Liege People,
who are or shall be summoned, or have other Cause to
attend the next Assizes and general Gaol Delivery
appointed to be shortly kept in the several Counties of
England and Wales, cannot resort thither without great
Peril of their Lives, and Damage to their Estates, by
reason of the present miserable Distractions, and being
of armed Forces in all Parts of Your Realm: In regard
whereof the Lords and Commons do humbly advise and
desire Your Majesty to command, That the said Assizes
and General Gaol Delivery be not holden, as is appointed;
But that the same may be deferred until it shall please
God to restore Peace unto Your People.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Whittlock carried up this Petition to the Lords,
for their Concurrence; and likewise the Ordinance concerning the Rate of Coals.
Treating with Irish Rebels.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Hill be
added to the Committee touching the Letter that came
out of Ireland, concerning the Commission granted to
certain Persons for receiving Propositions from the
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Marten do, To-morrow, go to the
Lords, to desire their speedy Answer to the Votes sent
up from this House, touching the Propositions; and to
the Ordinance for Assessing and Raising of Monies.
Liberty to peruse Papers.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn, and Mr. Whittlock do grant
Liberty to Mr. Monnings to peruse the Evidences that
concern his Estate laid up in some Rooms in Lambeth
House, of which they have the Keys.
Affairs in Yorkeshire.
A Letter from the Lord Fairefax, of the * of February, relating the Taking in of Tadcaster by his Forces,
and the Escaping of the Convoy from Newcastle into
Yorke; and likewise a Warrant, under the Hand of Sir
Rich. Hutton High Sheriff, laying Aspersions upon the
Lord Fairefax, and requiring no Obedience to be given
unto the Commands of the Lord Fairefax; alleging in
the said Warrant, that the said Lord Fairefax, and his
Adherents, are all Traitors.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Rich. Hutton, High Sheriff of
the County of Yorke, shall be accused of High Treason.
Resolved, That my Lord Fairefax be required to seize
the Person and Estate of Sir Rich. Hutton.
Ordered, That Mr. Wasthall do prepare an Impeachment of High Treason against Sir Rich. Hutton; and a
Declaration to be published, That, the said Sir Rich.
Hutton being impeached of High Treason, no Obedience
ought to be given unto him.
Sufferer by Plunder.
Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux do bring in an Order
To-morrow, to enable Mr. Strode to satisfy himself for so
much as he has been plundered by the Forces of Sir Ralph
Hopton, out of the Estate, personal or real, of Sir Ralph
Hopton, wheresoever he shall find it.
Upon the humble Petition of Henry Tooley, of Allhallowes, London, who, in September last, sold divers
Goods to divers Shopmen of Yorke, and in their Passage thither were stayed by Sir John Hotham, and Mr.
It is Ordered, That the said Henry Tooley shall have the
like Order to the Lord Fairefax, Sir Jo. Hotham, and
Mr. Hotham, for Delivery of his Goods, as divers other
Citizens of London had formerly in the like Cases.
Ordered, That Mr. John Kendrick, Mr. George Thomason, Mr. Henry Fetherston, Mr. Joseph Parker, Captain
Francis Roe, Mr. Francis Webb, Mr. Edw. Coke, Mr.
Daniel Walden, Mr. Robert Wildenge, Mr. John Owens,
Mr. Stephen Offley, be added to the Committee of Irish
Adventurers, chosen in London: And that any Six of
the said Committee may treat of and act such Things as
are prescribed by the former Order.
Farthing Token Office.
Ordered, That the Sequestring of the Rents and Profits
of the Farthing Token Office, and of calling the Officers
of that Office to an Account for the Arrears, be referred
to the Committee for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers Hall, London.
Returns of Habeas Corpora.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown in the King's
Bench do, on Friday Morning next, present to this House
Copies of the Returns of the several Habeas Corpora,
upon which any Persons have been bailed or delivered
Judges not to go Circuit.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired to injoin the
Judges, that are their Assistants, not to go their Circuit
the next Assizes, without the Consent of both Houses.
Person to attend in Custody.
Ordered, That Thomas Bassett, Master of the Ship
called the Thomas and John, of Milton, be summoned
forthwith, in safe Custody, to attend the farther Pleasure
of this House; for transporting divers Firkins of Butter
The humble Petition of Robert Smyth Esquire, late
High Sheriff of the County of Essex, was read; and
referred to the Committee for the Assizes.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish
of Minsteed, in the County of Southampton, was this
Day read: And
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Lake, a double-beneficed
Minister, be required to re-admit Mr. King into the Place
of Curate, in the said Parish of Minsteed; and to pay him
the Arrears due unto him for the Executing of that Place;
and to allow him a competent Maintenance for the future.
And it is farther Ordered, That it be referred to the
Committee for plundered Ministers, to consider of the
Informations given against the said Mr. Lake; and what
is fit to be done thereupon, for the Supply of the Duties
of the Cure in that Place.
Upon Report made to the House of Commons, from
the Committee appointed to consider of the Validity of
the Bill of Sale, by which Mr. Winch claimeth an Interest in certain Goods and Chattels, which Mr. Jordan,
by Order of this House, hath seized as the Goods of
Captain Wm. Hudson; That they had fully heard all
such Proofs as the said Mr. Winch did bring and produce, to prove the said Bill, and Consideration thereof;
and that they, upon the whole Matter, conceive the said
Bill of Sale to be apparently fraudulent; and that they
think it just, that Richard Watts Gentleman, whom the
said Captain Hudson hath plundered, be satisfied out of
the Plate, Goods, and Chattels, according to his former
It is Ordered, That Mr. Edmund Jordan shall forthwith
sell and dispose of all the said Plate, Goods, Chattels,
Corn, and Hay, which he hath already seized, or shall
seize, of the said Captain Hudson's, by Order of this
House: And shall first satisfy the said Richard Watts,
out of the same, for his Losses, according to the Order
of this House of the Nineteenth of December last; and
also for his Damages sustained by his Travel, and Expences in suing for his Relief: And that Mr. Jordan shall
detain the Surplusage of the Goods, or Monies, arising
of the same (his Expences and Disbursements about the
Business deducted) for the Satisfaction of others whom
the said Hudson hath plundered, as this House hath or
shall farther order: And, lastly, Mr. Jordan shall be
defended by this House, for what he hath or shall do in
pursuance of the Orders of this House.
WHEREAS divers desperate and ill-disposed Persons in the County of Lancaster have been and are in
actual War and Rebellion against the Parliament and
Kingdom; or otherwise have voluntarily contributed
Monies, Goods, or Plate, to the Maintaining and Fomenting of this unnatural War, and Civil Combustion:
It is therefore Ordered, by the Commons, in
Parliament, That the Committee formerly named to be
Assessors, by an Order of both Houses of Parliament,
bearing Date the Twenty-sixth of January last, or any
Four of them respectively, or their Deputies, shall have
full Power and Authority, and are hereby authorized to
seize, receive and take all Rents, Monies, Horses, Goods,
and Plate, or other Profits, of every the Persons so in
actual War, or voluntarily contributing, as aforesaid:
And the said Rents, Horses, Goods, Monies, Plate, or
other Profits, to detain for the publick Service and Employment of the Parliament and Kingdom; rendering
an Account thereof to the Parliament, or to such as shall
be by them appointed. And it is farther Ordered, That
the Tenants and Debtors, by Bond or otherwise, of any
such Persons as are in actual War and Rebellion against
the Parliament, be injoined and required to pay their
Rents and Debts accordingly into the Hands of the said
Committee, or any Four of them: And that their
Receipt, or Acquittance, shall be a full Discharge.