Die Sabbati, 28 Maii, 1642.
MEMORANDUM, That the Pretender to the
Election at Cockermouth be not precluded, or prejudiced by any Elapse of Time, for not bringing in his
Petition within the designed Time.
Sir Wm. Balfour and his Lady, who have a Bill for
their Naturalization, this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.
That the Wardens, Officers of the Company of Sadlers, Armourers, and Gunsmiths, do make Inquiry, and
certify Sir Walth. Erle and Sir Tho. Barrington, what
Store of Saddles, Arms, or Musquets, they weekly make,
and for whose Use.
Ordered, That the Serjeant send a Servant to seize and
make Stay of great Saddles, which, as this House is informed, were this Morning carrying to the Water Side,
to be shipped for Yorke.
Ordered, That the Committees to be sent into Lincolneshire shall have an Instruction added to their Instructions,
to enable them to have a Care of the Execution of the
Ordinance of Militia in their County.
Letter to Hotham.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do write a Letter, as from
himself, to Sir Jo. Hotham, in Answer of his: And that
he desire Sir Jo. Hotham to thank Captain Lowanger and
Lieutenant Fowke, for the good and faithful Service they
have done to the Commonwealth; and to assure him, that
the House will take more special and particular Notice
of him hereafter.
Arms, &c. to Members Houses.
Mr. Pierrepointe, Sir Jo. Curson, Mr. Moore, Mr. Bodevile, have Leave to send down some Arms and Ammunition to their Houses, for the Defence of their own
Houses. And they are to bring to Mr. Speaker a Particular of what Arms they intend to send.
Preventing Arms, &c. going to Yorke.
Sir Walth. Ere, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Vassall, are appointed to draw an Order to prevent the Transporting or
Carrying any Arms or Ammunition to Yorke.
Information of Bribery.
Ordered, That the Information this Day made to the
House, of Words spoken by Mr. Colpeper, concerning a
Bribe taken by a Member of this House, be referred to
the Committee for Informations: And they are speedily
to take this Bu.. * * * *.
Leave to buy Arms.
Serjeant Wilde has Leave to buy of the Executors of
the Lord Windesor, the Arms that were formerly the Lord
Windesore's, and now under the Restraint of this House as
belonging to a Recusant, for his own Use, and the Use
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Incorporation
of the Merchants Adventurers of England, trading for
Germany, Calais, and the Seventeen Provinces of the
Netherlands, and, upon Question, committed.
The Question being put, Whether this Bill should be
committed to a Committee of the whole House;
|The House was divided. And
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea: 97.
|Sir Jo. Holland,
|Sir Walth. Erle,
||Tellers for the Noe: 76.
|Sir Jo. Evelyn,
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill concerning the Merchant Adventurers shall be committed to a
Committee of the whole House: And are to meet upon
it on Thursday come Sevennight next, at Two post meridiem: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses,
Records; and to hear Counsel, if it shall be desired.
Raising Men for Ireland.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Ro. Rich and Mr.
The Lords do desire a free Conference, by Committees
of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning an Ordinance sent to them from this House, touching
the Raising of Men for Ireland.
Deputy Lieutenants, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of Mr. Doding and Mr. Egerton, to be Deputy
Lieutenants of the County of Lancashire.
Sir Gilbert Gerard carried up the Order to the Lords
for the Preventing the Carriage of Ammunition to
Yorke; and likewise the Names of Mr. Doding and Mr.
Egerton to be Deputy Lieutenants of Lancashire.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House doth
approve of Edmund Scott Esquire, to be Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Kent.
Sir Gilbert Gerard likewise carried up the Name of
Sir Edm. Scott, to be Deputy Lieutenant of the County
of Kent: Was appointed likewise to move the Lords,
That the Committee for the Militia might meet this
Mr. Pym presented from the Committee of Lords and
Commons, an Order to be sent to the Sheriff of Lancashire, and all other Counties, for the Suppressing the
Gathering together of any Forces, under Colour of his
Majesty's Commission: Which was read; and, by Vote
upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent
unto the Lords: and to desire their Concurrence therein.
It is likewise Ordered, That the said Order be printed.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has considered of their Lordships Message; and
will give a present * * *.
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Marten, Mr.
Serjeant Wilde, Sir Tho. Widdrington, are appointed
Managers and Reporters of this Conference.
Sir Wm. Brereton carried up to the Lords the Order
for the Suppressing of any Forces that shall be gathered
together, under Colour of his Majesty's Commission.
Affairs in Anglesey.
That this Information of the Misdemeanor committed
in Anglesey * * * *,
Mr. Glyn, * Hugh Owen, * Lloyd, * Bodevile, *
Dacres, * Marten, * Evelyn, * Cronwell, * Wheeler,
* Herbert, * Newport, * Rolle, * Purefrey, * Haselrig, * Ro. Coke, Serjeant Wilde;
This Committee is to consider of the Information this
Day made into the House, of great Misdemeanors committed in Anglesey by Captain Baker and his Troop, and
Captain Lieutenant Mason, Captain of Mr. Sydney's
Troop: And have Power to consider of some fit way of
Reparations for the County: And to send for Parties,
&c.: And are to meet on Monday next, at Two post
meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber.
The House being informed, That there was a Gentleman at the Door, that desired to prefer a Petition from
the County of Northumberland;
He was called in; and did prefer One Petition, addressed to this House; and another, addressed to the
Lords; of which they desire the Approbation of this
After he had preferred these Petitions, he withdrew.
And the Petitions were read.
Mr. Welden that preferred it, was again called in: And
Mr. Speaker told him, "That the House approved well of
the Care and Expressions of that County to the Publick:
And do desire you to return the County Thanks: And
for the Particulars in your Petition, they have appointed
a particular Committee to take Consideration of it."
Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Jo. Fenwick, Mr. Glyn, Sir
Wm. Widdrington, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Cage, Sir Patricius
Curwen, Sir Tho. Samford, Sir Wm. Dallston, Mr. Potter, Lord Gray; the Knights and Burgesses of the
Counties of Yorke, Northumberland, Cumberland, and
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petition preferred by the County of Northumberland; and
to think of some convenient Way for their Redress in the
Grievances complained of: And are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Gilbert Gerard brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to all the Particulars of his Message.
Raising Forces for Ireland.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr.
The Lords have agreed to this Ordinance for the Raiseing of Forces for Ireland, without any Alteration, save
only the Addition of One Word, to wit, "Volunteers."
To the which Alteration the House, by Vote, upon
the Question, assented.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn, Sir Tho. Widdrington,
and Mr. Reynolds, do meet this Afternoon, to consider
of the Bill for Enlargement of the Time of Subscriptions.
Lincolne, &c. Committees.
That a Message from the House be sent to the Lords
House, to move the Lords to expedite the Instructions to
the Committees of Lincolnshire and Hull: And to desire,
that there may be a Clause added to their Instructions,
that they may have a special Care to see the Ordinance
of the Militia put in Execution in their County forthwith.
Mr. Cromwell went up with this Message.
Assembly of Divines.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill for calling the
Assembly of Divines, be resumed on Monday Morning,
the next Business after Prayers.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House doth
approve of Mr. Ingolsby, and Mr. Serjeant, to be Deputy
Lieutenants of the County of Bucks.
There was a Proposition made for the Payment of
such Officers as were certified under Sir Wm. Uvedale's
Hand; but it was respited till Monday Morning, in regard the House was informed, That at that Time Sir Wm.
Uvedale would bring in a perfect Certificate.
Sir Wm. Brereton brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Order sent up to them, directed to the Sheriffs, for the Suppressing of such Forces as shall be
assembled under Pretence of his Majesty's Warrant.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Cromwell carried up to the Lords, likewise, the
Deputy Lieutenants this Day desired to be added to the
Deputy Lieutenants of Bucks: And Sir Jo. Bamfield,
formerly approved of by this House, to be Deputy
Lieutenant for the County of Devon.
Mr. Cromwell brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Instructions for Hull and Lincolneshire; and to
a new Instruction to the Committee of Lincolneshire,
concerning the Militia; and to the Deputy Lieutenants
of Bucks and Devon.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and
The Lords have sent to you the Instructions they have
received from you, to be given to the Committees of
Lincolneshire; only they have quite left out that which
concerns a Serjeant's Man to attend the Committee.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
consent, that the Clause, concerning a Serjeant's Man
attending the Committee, shall be left out.
Officers for Ireland.
The List of the Officers listed by the Committee of
Adventurers, to be employed in this Service of Ireland,
was this Day presented from the Committee, and read;
and ordered to be considered on again on Monday
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House will
entertain such of the Officers for Reformadoes, as were
presented by the Committee of Adventurers of London,
and approved of by the Committee for Adventurers, and
allowed of by the House.
Instructions to Committees.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym shall take care to send away
the Instructions to the Committees, with the best Speed
Ordered, That the Lord Gray do move the Lords, on
Monday Morning next, to desire that the Militia may be
put in Execution forthwith, in Worcestershire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, and Derbyshire.
Warlike Stores, &c.
Upon Information this Day given unto this House,
of great Numbers and Quantities of Saddles for great
Horse, and other warlike Provisions, bought up, and
carried out of the Cities of London and Westminster, and
their Suburbs, into several Parts of this Kingdom; but
to what Places, or for what Uses, it is not known; It is
Ordered, That the Masters and Wardens of the Companies of Sadlers, Armourers, and Gunsmiths, within
the said City, their Liberties and Suburbs, shall make
diligent Inquiry what Quantities of Saddles, Arms, Guns,
and Pistols, are made by any of their Companies respectively, and by whom bought, or bespoken; and for whose
Use: And shall make particular Certificate thereof,
weekly, unto Mr. Pierrepoint, Sir Thomas Barrington,
and Sir Walter Earle, to the end that they may report
the same unto this House.
Instructions to Lincolne and Hull Committees.
WHEREAS, by Order of the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, made the Twenty-eighth Day of April last,
the Earl of Stamford, the Lord Willoughby of Parham,
Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Christ. Wraye, Sir Samuel
Ofeild, and Mr. Hatcher, were appointed to repair to the
County of Lincoln; and from thence to Kingston upon
Hull; and, if there should be Occasion, to any Part of
Yorkshire, for the Performance of certain Instructions
therein expressed, as, by the Order and Instructions
thereunto annexed, doth and may appear: Now, forasmuch as the said Committees are to be employed in other
Services of the King and Kingdom; and that it appears
to be very necessary, that some Members of the Parliament should be always resident there, to attend upon
those Services: It is this Day Ordered, That the former
Order above-mentioned, shall still continue in Force:
And that Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Allured, Mr. John
Hotham, Mr. Peregryn Pelham, Mr. Wharton, shall be
added to the former Committee: And the said Earl of
Stamford, the Lord Willoughby of Parham, Sir Edward
Aiscough, Sir Christ. Wray, Sir Samuel Owfeild, Mr.
Hatcher, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Allured, Mr. Peregrin Pelham, Mr. Wharton, and Mr. John Hotham, or
any Four of them, shall have full Power to put the said
forementioned Order, and Instructions which they shall
hereafter receive from both Houses of Parliament....
They shall assist Sir John Hotham Knight and Baronet,
Governor of Hull, with their best Counsel and Advice,
and by all other Means, in the safe Keeping of that
Town, for the Security of the King and Kingdom, in
such manner as shall be requisite.
They shall take care to write to the Lord Lieutenant
of Lincolnshire to send into Hull, for the better Defence
thereof, such further Supplies of Trained Bands, and
others, as they find needfull for the Preservation of the
They shall be careful, that the Remainder of the Magazine, thought fit to be stayed there for the Defence of
that Town, be preserved from Waste and Imbezzling:
And that a perfect Account shall be kept of whatsoever
Arms, Powder, or Munition, shall be taken out by Warrant from the Governor; and how the same is employed.
If the Ships laden with the Magazine be not gone, you
are to hasten them as much as may be: And you shall
require the Captains of the other Two Ships appointed
for the better Security of Hull, to remain there, and diligently to attend their Charge: And you shall let those
Captains know, as likewise the other Officers, and the
Company of the said Ships, how well their Readiness in
this Service of the King and Kingdom is taken by both
Houses of Parliament; and you shall give them therein
all due and fit Encouragement.
Whereas there was heretofore an Order made, that
Five hundred Arms, half of them Pikes and Corslets,
and the other half, Musquets, borrowed of the County of
Lincoln, and employed in his Majesty's Service at Berwick, should be restored out of the Magazine at Hull,
according to his Majesty's Promise and Direction in that
You shall desire Sir John Hotham to give present Order,
that the like Number of Arms; that is, Two Hundred
and Fifty Pikes and Corslets, and Two Hundred and Fifty
Musquets, with Swords, and all other Furniture appertaining to so many Pikes, Corslets, and Musquets, shall forthwith be delivered to such Person or Persons as shall be
appointed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of
Lincoln, or any Two of the Deputy Lieutenants.
Instructions for Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Christopher
Wray, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir John Wray, Sir Wm.
Armyn, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Broxam, Committees of
the House of Commons assembled in Parliament, or
any three of them.
YOU shall, in the Name of us the Lords and Commons, declare and publish unto the Sheriff of the County
of Lincoln, the Knights, Gentlemen, and other his Majesty's Subjects in that County, that Sir John Hotham was
by us commanded to secure the Town of Kingston upon
Hull, and the Magazine there, for his Majesty's Service,
and the Peace of the Kingdom, which otherwise would
have been much endangered; and that, upon the same
Reason, what hath been there done by him hath been
necessary, in pursuance of those Directions; and is by us
avowed and approved of, as warranted by the Authority
of both Houses of Parliament.
2. You shall take care, that such Resolutions and
Orders of both Houses as have been, or shall be, sent
down, be put in Execution; and shall require the Sheriffs,
Justices of Peace, and all other his Majesty's Officers
and loving Subjects, to be aiding and assisting unto you
for that Purpose.
3. You shall take care, that no Forces be raised for the
Forcing of the Town of Hull, or otherwise to disturb the
Peace of the Kingdom: And, in case any be raised, you
shall require the Sheriff, in the Name of both Houses, to
command them to disperse themselves; and, if they refuse
so to do, that then the Sheriff, by the same Authority,
forthwith raise the Power of the County for Suppressing of
require the Lord Lieutenant, appointed by the Ordinance
of Parliament, and in his Absence, to the Deputy Lieutenants, to draw together the Trained Bands, for the
Assistance of the Sheriffs in so doing.
4. Because it was improbable, that, under Pretence of
raising a Guard for his Majesty's Person, the Knights,
Gentlemen, Freeholders, and other the Inhabitants, may
be drawn together in the County of Lincoln, as we hear
they have been in other Places, you shall declare unto
them, and all others, that it hath ever been, and still shall
be, the chief Care and Endeavour of the Parliament to
provide for his Majesty's Safety; and that they do not
know of any Evil intended unto his Royal Person which
should move him to take such a Course.
That the greatest Safety is in the Affection, Duty, and
faithful Advice of his Parliament; and the greatest Danger in his withdrawing himself from them, and proceeding in Ways contrary unto them, so as the disaffected
and malignant Party, under Colour of this Service, go
about to raise a Faction and a Party against the Parliament, which at last may break out into open Rebellion,
to the Destruction of King and People, if it be not,
through the Blessing of God, prevented by the Wisdom
and Authority of Parliament.
5. That in case there be a Necessity of Raising the
Forces of the County, for the Suppressing of any Insurrection, and Keeping the Peace, you shall require Sir
John Hotham to deliver out such Proportion of Arms
and Ammunition out of the Magazine there, as shall be
necessary for that Service: And you shall publish and
declare, that the Parliament holds it lawful and necessary
to dispose of the publick Magazines of the Kingdom for
the Defence of the Kingdom, as likewise for the Suppression of the Rebellion in Ireland, which doth so much
concern the Safety of this Kingdom; but that it is their
Intention and Resolution to store them again, as holding
it fit such a Proportion should still be in Readiness, upon
all Occasions, for the Safety of the King, and Defence
of the Commonwealth.
6. You shall endeavour to clear the Proceedings of
Parliament from all Imputations and Aspersions; and
shall, from time to time, certify us of all Things you
conceive necessary for the present Service: And, that we
may have a speedy Account of it, and our Directions to
you, as well as your Advertisements to us, may have a
clear and a ready Passage, you shall lay a strait Charge
upon all Post-masters, that they do not suffer any Letters,
or other Dispatches, to or from the Parliament, to be intercepted or stayed: And if any shall presume to make
such Stay of those Dispatches, you shall direct the Postmasters, to repair to the Justices of Peace, Constables,
and all other Officers, for their Aid and Assistance; who
are hereby required to take special Care, there may be no
7. Those of you that are Committees for Hull, shall
repair thither, as often as you shall see it needful, for
the Preservation of that Town.
8. You shall be careful to require the Lord Willowby
of Parham, Lord Lieutenant of that County, to send
such Numbers of Trained Bands and others, for the
Safeguard of that Town of Hull, as you shall conceive
to be needful, according to the Order made by both
Houses in that Behalf.
9. You shall take the best Courses that may be, that
all needful Provisions be sent for the Supply of the
Market at Hull, as is usual, without any Stop or Interruption by Water or Land.
10. If you shall find any disaffected Persons raising
any Parties or Factions against the Parliament, or
spreading any Scandals or Aspersions upon their Proceedings, like to disturb the Peace of the Kingdom, you
shall cause all such Persons, upon good Proof of their
Misdemeanors, to be arrested, and sent up to answer such
their Offences, as to Law and Justice shall appertain.
11. You shall observe and execute all such further
Directions and Instructions as you shall, from time to
time, receive from both Houses of Parliament.
Whereas it doth appear to the Lords and Commons,
that the King, seduced by evil Council, minds to make
War against the Parliament: Therefore, if any Person
whatsoever shall endeavour to levy any Soldiers, or to
draw together any of the Trained Bands, by Colour or
Pretence of any Commission from his Majesty, under
the Great Seal, or otherwise, you shall require a Copy of
such Warrant and Commission; and you shall, in the
Name, and by the Authority, of both Houses of Parliament, require such Persons to forbear the Execution of
any such Commission; and you shall command and require all his Majesty's Subjects to forbear to obey any
such Commission, till you shall have sent up the Copy
to the Parliament, and receive further Directions from
the Lords and Commons therein.
You are likewise to take special Care, that the Ordinance concerning the Militia be put in Execution throughout your County forthwith.
It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament; That Francis Lord Willowby of Parham, Lord
Lieutenant of the County of Lincoln, shall carefully,
from time to time, supply and relieve the Town of Hull;
and That upon any Letter or Request made unto him
by Sir John Hotham Knight and Baronet, or any Four
of the Committee of both Houses there residing.
Sheriffs to prevent assembling of King's Forces.
WHEREAS it appears, that the King, seduced by
wicked Counsel, intends to make War against the Parliament; and, under the Colour of a Guard to secure his
Royal Person, doth command Troops, both of Horse
and Foot, to assemble at York; the which is against the
Laws of the Kingdom, tending to the Dissolution of the
Parliament, and Destruction of his People: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament,
That the Sheriff of the County of Lancashire, and all
other Sheriffs of the Kingdom of England, and Dominion
of Wales, do, by the Power of his County, and of their
several Counties respectively, * * * * the Raising and
Coming together of any Soldiers, Horse or Foot, by any
Warrant, Commission, or Order, from his Majesty,
without the Advice and Consent of the Lords and Commons in Parliament; And that all Persons whatsoever
do forbear to execute any such Commission or Warrant
for levying Soldiers, or gathering them together, without
Consent of Parliament: And those that shall execute or
obey any such Commission or Warrant, are hereby declared to be Disturbers of the Peace of the Kingdom: and
all the Lord Lieutenants of the County of Lancashire,
and all the Lord Lieutenants of all other Counties in the
Kingdom of England or Dominion of Wales respectively,
as likewise all Deputy Lieutenants, Captains, and Officers,
of the Trained Bands, and all Mayors, Justices of Peace,
and other his Majesty's loving Subjects, are hereby commanded and required to be aiding and assisting to the
said Sheriff of the County of Lancaster, and to the other
Sheriffs of each County of this Kingdom, and of the
Dominion of Wales. And, that his Majesty's loving
Subjects may the better understand what the Law, and
their own Duty, is in this Behalf, the said Sheriff of
Lancashire, and other Sheriffs of the other Counties of
this Kingdom respectively, shall cause this Order forthwith to be published in the several Market Towns within
the said Counties.