DIE Lunæ, 16 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Burroughs.
Comes Denbigh, Speaker this Day.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H. C. with an Account of a Victory obtained by Sir T. Fairfax over the King's Army at Naseby; and for a Thanksgiving for it.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Harley Knight:
To acquaint their Lordships with some Letters from
Sir Tho. Fairefax, and Lieutenant General Cromwell,
and the Commissioners in the Army; giving Information
of a happy Victory it hath pleased God to give the
Forces under the Command of Sir Tho. Fairefax: And,
because Almighty God may have the only Praise,
the House of Commons desires their Lordships Concurrence, that Thursday next may be kept a Day of Public Thanksgiving, at Christ Church, in London; and they
have thought of Mr. Marshall and Mr. Vynes to preach
that Day, if their Lordships shall concur therein; and
they desire that these Letters may be printed and published; and they have thought of some Rewards to be
given to the Persons that brought this happy News,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Blackborn and Sherwood, a Reward for bringing the News.
Ordered, That Mr. Blackborne, the Messenger
that brought this good News from Sir Thomas Fairefax,
shall have Forty Pounds bestowed upon him, and paid
by the Committee of Habberdashers Hall; and that
Sherwood, the Messenger that brought this good News
from the Army, shall have Twenty Pounds bestowed
upon him, and paid by the Committee at Habberdashers
Order for a Public Thanksgiving.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Thursday next shall be set apart
for a Day of Public Thanksgiving to Almighty
God, in all Churches and Chapels within the Cities
of London and Westm. and Lines of Communication,
for the great and glorious Victory obtained by the
Parliament's Army, under the Command of Sir Tho.
Fairefaix, (fn. *) against the Forces of the King; and that
Mr. Marshall and Mr. Vynes be desired to preach at
Christ Church before the Parliament; and that the
Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, do
meet the Parliament (fn. †) there: And it is further Ordered, That Friday, being the 27th of this Instant
June, be likewise set apart for a Public Day of
Thanksgiving for this Victory, in all the Churches
and Chapels in the several Counties of the Kingdom
under the Power of the Parliament."
Answer to the H. C.
Next, the Letters were read. (Here enter them.)
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do receive this happy News
with much Contentment, and desire the Glory may be
given to God; to that Purpose, their Lordships do agree,
that Thursday next be kept as a Day of Public Thanksgiving; and their Lordships do agree also in all the
other Particulars now brought up.
Prince Elector to export Horses
Ordered, That the Prince Elector shall have a
Pass, to transport into Holland Two Stone horses, Custom free
Message from the H C for General Cromwell to be Lieutenant General of Sir T Fairfax's Army,
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Lvelyn Knight, &c
To let their Lordships know, that in regard of the
present Service that Lieutenant General Cromwell is now
in, and his Presence will be very necessary in this present Service, and the Forty Days are now near expiring
for the Determination of that his Employment, the
House of Commons do think it fit, and desire their
Lordships Concurrence therein, that he may be continued Lieutenant General of this Army in this present
Service, and have the established Pay as Lieutenant
General, until the Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament
for Ld Savill to name the Person who accused Mr Holles
2 That whereas the Lord Savill hath refused to
name the Person that writ the Letter to him concerning Mr Holles, though he hath received their Commands to name him, therefore they desire their Lordships would lay their Commands upon him to do it
and for the Committee for Ld Digby s Letter to examine Members of both Houses
3 That they have given their Members of the Committee concerning the Lord Digbye's Letter, Power and
Liberty to examine any of their Members as they shall
think fit, and desire their Lordships would give the
same Liberty and Power to examine such Members of
this House as they shall think fit, as the House of Commons have done
The Question being put,
"Whether the Question shall be first put, of the
agreeing with the House of Commons, for
Lieutenant General Cromwell to be Lieutenant
General of the Horse?'
It was Resolved in the Negative
General Cromwel to continue in his Command
Resolved, upon the Question, That Lieutenant General Cromwell shall continue as Lieutenant General of
the Horse, with the Pay of Lieutenant General, according to the established Pay of the Army, for Three
Months from the End of the Forty Days formerly granted to him
The Answer returned was
Answer to the H C
That this House will send an Answer, by Messengers
of their own, concerning that Part of the Message concerning Lieutenant General Cromwell To the rest of
the Particulars, this House agrees (fn. *)
Message to them about General Cromwell
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath
To deliver to them the Vote of this House, made
this Day, concerning Lieutenant General Cromwell, and
to desire their Concurrence therein
Ld Wharton excused
Ordered, That the Lord Wharton is excused for
his Absence this Day from this House
Snesby Lady Lindsey a Servant, Privilege
Ordered, That Francis Snesby, a menial Servant of
the Lady Lindsey, being prest in St Clements Parish
for a Soldier, shall be released, and have the Privilege
of Parliament, as her Servant
E of Denbigh s Complaint against Capt Stone & al Committees for Stafford
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Committee of both
Kingdoms shall attend this House, at the Hearing
of the Cause of the Earl of Denbigh, against Stone, &c
with the Petitions, Certificates, Affidavits, and Order
of the said Committee, or transcribe true Copies thereof, and that the Clerk of the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Sequestrations are required to do the like
Bowles, gives an Account of the Victory
This Day Mr Bowles, Chaplain to Sir Tho Farefax, gave the House an Account of the Victory against
the King's Army
To be rewarded
And it is Ordered, That by the Message to go to
the House of Commons by Doctor Aylett and Doctor
Heath, that he be recommended to the House of Commons, that they would think of some Reward to be given
"Three Letters, from the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Fairfax, Lieutenant General Cromwell, and the Committee re
siding in the Army, wherein all the Particulars of the great Victory obtained by
our Forces against His Majesty's is fully
related, fought the 14 of June, 1645,
with a List of the Names of such Colonels,
Captains, Lieutenants, Ensigns, and other
Officers, both of Horse and Foot, there
taken Prisoners, and the Resolution of
both Houses upon the same
Sir T Fair fax s Letter giving an Account of a Victory he gained over the King s Forces at Naseby
"To the Honourable William Leathall Esquire,
Speaker of the Honourable House of Com
"Besides the general Account I have already given
by One of my Servants whom I sent up to London
Yesterday, I thought fit to send this Bearer Mr
Boles, who may more particularly inform you concerning the abundant Goodness of God to this Army, and the whole Kingdom, in the late Victory obtained at Nosely Field, the whole Body of their
Foot taken and slam, such a List of the Prisoners
(fn. †) as could be made up in this short Time, I have sent
The Horse all quitted the Field, and were pursued
within Three Miles of Leicester, their Ammunition,
Ordnance, and Carriages all taken, among which
there were Two Demy Cannons, a whole Culverin,
and a Mortar piece, besides lester Pieces We intend to move to Leicester as soon as we have taken
Order with our Prisoners and wounded Men All
that I desire is, that the Honour of this great
never-to be forgotten Mercy may be given to God
in an extraordinary Day of Thanksgiving, and that
it may be improved to the Good of His Church and
this Kingdom, which shall be faithfully endeavoured
"Your most humble Servant,
Harborough June 15, 1645
"Major General Skippon was shot through his
Side, but, notwithstanding, he continued in
the Field with great Resolution, and when
I desired him to go off the Field, he answered, "He would not go so long as a Man
would stand," still doing his Office as a valiant and wise Commander Also Colonel
Butler and Colonel Ireton, upon their First
Charge, were both dangerously wounded, behaving themselves very gallantly If I could
enter into Particulars, much might be spoken
of the Resolution and Courage of many Commanders, both Horse and Foot, in this Day's
"Some Irish are among the Prisoners, as I am
informed, I have not time to make Enquiry
into it I desire they may be proceeded
against above, according to Ordinance of Parliament"
General Cromwell's Letter.
"For the Honourable William Lenthall,
Speaker of the Commons House of Parliament.
"Being commanded by you to this Service, I think
myself bound to acquaint you with the good Hand
of God towards you and us: We marched Yesterday after the King, who went before us from Daventry to Haverbrow, and quartered about Six Miles
from Him. This Day we marched towards Him:
He drew out to meet us; both Armies engaged.
We, after Three Hours Fight, very doubtful, at last
routed His Army, killed and took about Five Thousand, very many Officers, but of what Quality we
yet know not. We took also about Two Hundred
Carriages, all He had; and all His Guns, being
Twelve in Number, whereof Two were Demy Cannon, Two Demy Culverins, and (I think) the rest
Sacres. We pursued the Enemy from Three Miles
short of Harbrough to Nine beyond, even to Sight
of Leicester, whither the King fled. Sir, this is none
other but the Hand of God; and to Him alone
belongs the Glory, wherein none are to share with
Him. The General served you with all Faithfulness and Honour; and the best Commendations I
can give him is, that I dare say, he attributes all to
God, and would rather perish than assume to himself, which is an honest and a thriving Way; and
yet as much for Bravery may be given to him in this
Action as to a Man. Honest Men served you faithfully in this Action. Sir, they are trusty. I beseech
you, in the Name of God, not to discourage them. I
wish this Action may beget Thankfulness and Humility in all that are concerned in it. He that ventures
his Life for the Liberty of his Country, I wish he trust
God for the Liberty of his Conscience, and you for
the Liberty he fights for: In this he rests, who is
14 June, 1645, Haverbrow.
"Your most humble Servant,
Letter from the Committee with the Army.
"For the Honourable William Lenthall Esquire,
Speaker to the House of Commons.
"This Morning, by Day-break, we marched out
of Guilsborow after the Enemy. After an Hour's
March, we discovered their Horse drawn up at Sybbertoft, Three Miles this Side Harborough. An Hour
after, their Foot appeared; this was about Eight
in the Morning. By Ten, we were disposed into a
Battalia on both Sides. Both Sides with mighty
Shouts expressed a hearty Desire of Fighting. Having for our Parts recommended our Cause to God's
Protection, and received the Word, which was "God
our Strength," theirs "Queen Mary," our Forlorn
Hopes began the Play, whiles both Sides laboured
for the Hill and Wind, which in Conclusion was
as it were equally divided; our Forlorn Hope gave
back, and their Right Wing of Horse fell upon
our Left with such Gallantry, that ours were immediately routed; above a Thousand ran along with
them: But such was the Courage and Diligence
of the Right Wing, backed with the Foot, that they
not only beat back the Enemy from their Train,
but fell in with their Foot, and, after Two Hours
Dispute, won all the Field Pieces (of which some are
Cannon), most of their Baggage, Mortar-pieces,
Boats, Nine Thousand Arms, much Powder and
Match, &c. and nigh Four Thousand Prisoners;
their Number was about Twelve Thousand; some
Six Hundred slain, many Commanders of Note:
Of ours, not above One Hundred. Our Horse are
still in Pursuit, and have taken many of theirs. The
Standard is ours; the King's Waggon, and many
Ladies. God Almighty give us thankful Hearts
for this great Victory, the most absolute as yet obtained. The General, Lieutenant General Cromwell,
and Major General Skippon (who is shot in the Side,
but not dangerous), did beyond Expression gallantly;
so did all our other Commanders and Soldiers: We
have lost but Two Captains. Though this come
late, be pleased to accept it from
"Your Honour's most humble Servants,
Naezby, where the Fight was, this Saturday, 14 June, 1645.
"Captain Potter is dangerously wounded, but Hopes of his Recovery;
so is Captain Cooke."
List of Prisoners taken at the Battle of Naseby.
"Prisoners of War, taken at Nazeby Field, June
14, 1645, in Northamptonshire.
Sir Richard Page.
Majors of Foot.
|Majors of Horse.
Captains of Horse.
|"Officers of the Life Guard of Foot.
Ensigns of the Guard.
|"Officers of the Life Guard of Horse.
|"Captain Mason, Reformado.
|"Officers of the Duke of York's Regiment of Foot.
|"Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foot.
|"Officers in Prince Maurice's Life Guard.
|"Officers of the Lord Ashley's Regiment of Foot.
|Corporal of the Field Regiment.
|"Officers of Sir Bernard Ashley's Regiment of Foot.
|"Officers of Colonel Apleyard's Regiment of Foot.
|"Officers of Colonel Regol's Regiment.
|"Officers of Sir John Paule's Regiment of Foot.
|"Officers of Colonel Gerrard's Regiment of Foot.
|"Officers of Colonel Page's Regiment of Foot.
Lieutenant Col. Lawson.
Major Sir William Bridges Knight.
|"Officers of Colonel Lile's Regiment of Foot.
"Lieutenant Colonel Littleton.
|"Officers of Colonel St. George' Regiment of Foot.
|"Officers of Colonel Morris' Regiment.
|"Colonel Bard's Officers of Foot.
|"Colonel Vaughan's Officers of Horse.
"Lieutenant Col. Slaughter.
Lieutenant Billingsley, Reformado.
|"Colonel Broughton's Regiment of Foot.
|"Colonel Tillier's Officers of Foot.
|"Sir Fulke Hunke's Officers of Foot.
|"Officers of Colonel Lucas' Regiment of Foot.
"Captain Lieut. Parker.
"The Names of His Majesty's Household Servants now in the Marshal's Custody.
"Mr. Howen, Page of His Majesty's Bed-chamber.
"Mr. Abbot, their Chamber-keeper.
"Four Footmen of His Majesty's.
"One Footman of Prince Morrise's.
"Robert Marken, Yeoman of His Majesty's Chandry.
"William Waston, Porter at Gate.
"Roger Jellybrand, of His Majesty's Confectionary.
"One Groom of the Chamber.
"And One Chamber-keeper belonging to the Duke
"Nicholas Jonston, belonging to His Majesty's Groom
"Walter Whife, belonging to His Majesty.
"James Spanier, Victualer.
"More Prisoners of War:
"Colonel Bunkley, of Horse.
Lieutenant Colonel Godfry.
Thomas Mangainere, of the Prince's Troop.
Richard Addrings, Prince's Troop.
Sir William Vahan.
Morgan Evans, the Queen's Regiment.
"There were many taken last Night late near Leicester, and sent to Rockingham Castle, most of the
Duke of Yorke's Life-guard; and then the Colours
of that Regiment were taken: Sir John Norwich
took Colonel Nevile Prisoner."
Order for a Public Thanksgiving for this Victory.
"Die Lunæ, 16 Junii, 1645.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Thursday next
shall be set apart for a Day of Public Thanksgiving
to Almighty God, in all the Churches and Chapels
within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Lines
of Communication, for the great and glorious Victory obtained by the Parliament's Army, under the
Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, against the Forces
of the King; and that Mr. Marshall and Mr. Vines
be desired to preach at Christ-Church, before the Parliament; and that the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and
Common Council, do meet the Parliament there:
And it is further Ordered, That Friday, being the
Seven and Twentieth of this Instant June, be likewise set apart for a Public Day of Thanksgiving
for this Victory, in all the Churches and Chapels in
the several Counties of the Kingdom under the Power
of the Parliament.
"Jo. Brown, Cler. Parliament."
Accounts of the Victory to be published.
"Die Lunæ, 16 June, 1645.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That these Letters, with the List of
the Prisoners, be forthwith printed and published,
with the Order of both Houses concerning the
"Jo. Brown, Cler. Parliament."
House adjourned till 9a cras.