DIE Martis, videlicet, 10 die Januarii.
The Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Lord Cornwall, a Pass to Scotland.
Ordered, That the Lord Carnwall shall have a
Pass, to go to Scotland, for himself and Four Servants,
and to return again to London.
Orders from the H. C. for the Lords Concurrence.
1. The Order concerning Ely House, brought up Yesterday, was read. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order concerning Three Thousand Pounds,
lent by Bristoll towards the War. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order concerning Payment of Monies to Mr.
Loftus, for the Fort of Duncanon, in Ireland. (Here
4. An Ordinance concerning the County of Wilts.
(Here enter it.)
Common Hall in London deferred till Friday.
Ordered, To send to the Lord Mayor of London, to
desire him to defer the Meeting of the Common Hall
until Friday next.
Committees to meet about the King's Proclamation for adjourning the Term to Oxford.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to
desire that the select Committee of both Houses may
meet this Afternoon, about the Proclamation for Adjournment of the next Term; to draw up some Reasons
to be represented to His Majesty, to shew Him the Reasons of this Inconveniency.
Message to the H. C. about it. and deferring the Common Hall in London.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Glanvile:
To let them know, that, in regard of the great Businesses now in Hand, their Lordships have sent to the Lord
Mayor, to desire him to defer the Meeting of the Common
Hall until Friday next, in the Afternoon; and to desire
them that the Committees for the Proclamation concerning the Adjournment of the next Term may meet
this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Painted
Chamber; and further, that this House agrees with the
House of Commons in the Orders brought up Yesterday.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance for the Earl of Warwick to command the Fleet;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Strode:
To let their Lordships know, that they understanding
of Preparations of Forces and Shipping Abroad, and in
regard that the Bill for the settling of the Navy cannot pass speedily, they have passed an Ordinance for
appointing the Earl of Warwicke to command the Fleet,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Ordered, To be considered of some other Time.
and to defer the Common Hall in London.
2. Whereas this Day was appointed for the calling
of a Common Hall in London, whither Committees of
both Houses was to have gone, to communicate the Declaration concerning further Subscriptions for the Payment of the Army; and they having now Business in
Agitation of great Importance, that they cannot this
Afternoon go, the House of Commons desires that their
Lordships would concur with them, in sending to the
Lord Mayor, to desire him that he would defer the
Common Hall until some other Time.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in sending to the Lord Mayor, to defer the Common
Hall until some other Time; and concerning the Ordinance concerning the Earl of Warwicke, this House will
send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Earl of Portland released, and to attend as a Peer.
Ordered, That the Earl of Portland shall be presently released and set at Liberty from his Restraint he
is now under by Order of this House; and that he give
his Attendance on this House as a Peer of this Kingdom.
Next, the Instructions to the Deputy Lieutenants of
the County of Devon was read. (Here enter them.)
Bill for a Synod to settle the Doctrine of the Church.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the calling
of an Assembly of Godly and Learned Divines, to be
consulted with by the Parliament, for the settling of
the Government and Liturgy of the Church; and for
the vindicating and clearing of the Doctrine of the
Church of England
(fn. *) from false Aspersions and Interpretations.
Mrs. Usher, a Pass to Oxford:
Ordered, That Mrs. Usher, Wife to the Archbishop of Armagh, shall have a Pass, [ (fn. †) to go] quietly
to Oxford, to her Husband.
Pickering sent for, for ill-treating the Duke De Vendosme, &c.
Ordered, That one Pickeringe, that hath uncivily
used the Duke of Vandosme, and the Marquis De Vieu
Ville very disgracefully and uncivilly, which tends much
to the Dishonour of this Nation: It is Ordered,
That the said Pickeringe shall be sent for, to be here Tomorrow, whereby this House may be further informed
concerning the Particulars.
Sir Abraham Dawes's Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill of the Creditors of Sir
Abraham Dawes shall be read To-morrow.
Rudings, a Pass to Oxford.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Rudings, of London, Gentleman, shall have a Pass quietly to go to Oxford, to speak
with the Lady Hungate, Widow, about her Business.
Order for Ely House, to the Serjeant of the House of Commons, to be a Prison.
"Whereas the House of Commons doth require their
Serjeant to apprehend and bring to the said House
all such Persons who are voted to be sent for as Delinquents, and them to keep in safe Custody during
the Pleasure of the said House; and that the House
hath not as yet appointed any convenient House,
or Place of Strength, for the better Securing and
safe Keeping of such Persons so committed unto his
Charge; and, upon Information given that Ely House,
in Holborne, being now vacant, is fitting for such an
Employment: The Lords and Commons in this Parliament assembled do hereby constitute and Ordain,
That John Hunt, Serjeant at Arms attending on the
said House of Commons, shall have the Possession
and Keeping of Ely House, for the Uses aforesaid,
during the Pleasure of Parliament, and have the Keys
and Possession thereof forthwith delivered unto him;
that the Gardens and Trees be preserved and kept
from Spoil, and that the Chapel and Windows thereof
be not defaced by any but those that are authorized
by Order of Parliament; and that, for the Reparation of the said House, a Competency be allowed
out of the Bishop of Ely's Rents, for the defraying
thereof, by the Receiver of the said Rents."
Order for raising Forces within the County of Wilts.
"Whereas it is found necessary (for the Security and
Protection of the Persons and Estates of the Inhabitants of the County of Wilts, and Parts adjacent, and
for the Common Defence of the Kingdom from the
Rapines and Plunderings of the Enemy, and for the
Prevention of any Meeting, Invasion, or Incursion of
the Enemies Forces at Oxon and in the West) that
considerable Strength and Force of Men and Horses
should be forthwith prepared and raised within the
"It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament,
That Two Regiments of Horse, consisting of Four
Troops apiece, and One Regiment of Dragooners,
consisting of a Thousand Men, shall forthwith be
raised, within the said County, to be disposed of,
within the said County or elsewhere, in such Manner
as the Lord General shall from Time to Time appoint,
or think fit, for the Purposes aforesaid, under the
Command of such Person or Persons as his Excellency
the Earl of Essex shall nominate and appoint: And it
is further Ordered and Ordained, That, for the
Payment of the Regiments and Forces aforesaid (after
the Rate and Proportion of the Parliament's Pay to
other Forces of the like Nature), that no Monies shall
be raised in the County of Wilts (by virtue of this
Ordinance) but out of the Estates of Papists, Delinquents, Bishops, Dean and Chapter, Prebendaries of
Sarum, and other Prebendaries or (fn. *) Pluralists within
the County; or out of the Estates of such as have not
contributed unto the Parliament; or have opposed or
assisted against the Parliament, or such as have been
solicited to contribute to the Propositions, and have
refused; or such Clergymen or others as have either
refused to observe and obey the Orders and Ordinances of Parliament, or otherwise have expressed any
Disaffection to the Parliament, or Proceedings thereof.
"And it is Ordered and Ordained, That Sir Edward
Baynton, calling to him any Two or more of the Deputy Lieutenants, or any Two or more of the Committee for Subscriptions, shall have Power, and is
hereby authorized and required, to rate, tax, and assess, and charge, all or any the Persons aforesaid,
their Lands, Goods, and Tenements, at such Rates,
and with such Sums of Money and other Charges,
and in such Manner and Proportion, as they shall
think fit, and the Necessity of the Occasion shall require (using the best Indifferency and Moderation they
can), not exceeding the Twentieth Part of their Personal Estate, or the Fifth Part of their Yearly Revenue, excepting Papists, Archbishops, Bishops, Deans,
Deans and Chapters, and such notorious Delinquents
as have taken up Arms against the Parliament, or
have been active in the Commission of Array; and
to appoint such and so many Persons to collect, gather, and levy, all such Sums or other Charges, so
assessed or charged, by such Ways and Means as by
them shall be directed.
"And further, the said Sir Edward Baynton shall
have Power, by Virtue of this Ordinance, to receive
and take all such Monies, Plate, and Horse, as are
or shall be raised upon the Ordinance of Subscriptions within that County, to be employed by them in
this Service, upon Accompt.
"And, in Case that present and sufficient Sums of
Money cannot be gotten by any of the Means and Ways
aforesaid, for Maintenance of the Force aforesaid,
that then, if any Person or Persons shall lend any Sum
or Sums of Money for the Advancement of the present
Service, an Acquittance under Sir Edward Baynton's
Hand shall be a sufficient Warrant to such Lenders
to require Payment of the same, with Consideration
after the Rate of Eight per Cent. upon the Public
"And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That
Duplicates of Rolls be made, containing the Names
and Surnames of every Person charged by virtue of
this Ordinance, and the Places of their Abode, together with the particular Sums upon each of them
set and assessed; and that like Duplicates be made
of all such Sums of Money, or other Things, as shall
be received, disbursed, employed, or expended, in this
Service, upon a just Accompt to be made, and allowed
by the Commons House of Parliament; and that, in
so doing, the said Sir Edward Baynton, the Deputy
Lieutenants, those of the Committee, and all others
employed by them, and observing their Commands
and Directions, or that join with and assist them in
executing any of the Premises, or that shall willingly
submit to perform and pay such Rates and Monies,
and perform such Services, as shall be imposed on and
required of them by virtue of this Ordinance, shall
be protected, defended, and saved harmless, in their
Estates, Lands, Goods, and Persons, by the Authority and Power of Parliament."
Order for securing 3000 l. sent by Bristol.
"Whereas the Inhabitants within the City of Bristoll
have lent, upon the Parliament Propositions, Three
Thousand Pounds, and paid the same (which, according to the said Propositions, ought to have been
paid unto Sir John Wollaston Knight, Alderman of
the City of London) unto John Ash Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, for the present Assistance of those within the Counties of Gloucester,
Som'sett, and Wilts, which are associated together
for mutual Defence, in Service of King and Parliament; whereupon some of the Gentlemen of this
Association became bound for the Payment of the
said Three Thousand Pounds unto the said Inhabitants
of the City of Bristoll, by the First Day of February
next, if in the mean Time an Order be not obtained
from both Houses of Parliament to accept of the
said Three Thousand Pounds thus paid, as lent upon
the Propositions aforesaid: Now, forasmuch as the
Three Thousand Pounds is to be employed for the
present Raising of an Army out of the said Three
Counties, to join with other Forces under the Command of the Earl of Essex, for the more speedy Ending of this unhappy War, it is Ordered, by the
Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That the said Three Thousand Pounds, thus lent
and paid by the Inhabitants of the City of Bristoll as
aforesaid, shall be taken as lent upon the Propositions from the Parliament; and they, the said Inhabitants of Bristoll, accordingly, to have the Public
Faith for their Security and Satisfaction."
Order for Monies to be paid to Mr. Loftus, for Duncanon Fort.
"Whereas the particular Demands of the Lord Esmond, concerning the Supply of Money, Victual, Ammunition, and other Necessaries, for the Fort of Duncannon, were considered of by the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland, and an Estimate of the Charges
which is hereunto annexed drawn up by them, and
this Day reported by the said Committee: After Consideration of the whole, it is this Day Ordered, by
the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That those
Demands, according to the List annexed, be allowed,
and the Monies, amounting in the whole to Two
Thousand Five Hundred Sixteen Pounds, and Four
Shillings, be forthwith paid, out of the Adventurers
Stock for Land in Ireland; and the Treasurers and
Receivers of the said Monies are hereby required to
pay the said Monies unto Nicholas Loftus, Esquire,
Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Agents,
to be by him or them paid and issued out, according
to the Order of the Committee for the Affairs of
Ireland, for the Purposes aforesaid; and this Order
shall be as well a sufficient Warrant to the said Treasurers for Payment thereof, as to the Committee for
disposing thereof accordingly.
"The Lord Esmond's Demands for the Fort of
|"Six Months Pay in Money to the Captains and Officers of Three Foot Companies, ending the First of January Instant,
|"Six Months Pay for the Thirty-five additional Men,
|"Three Months Pay to the Three Hundred Common Soldiers, at 8d. per Diem,
|"Three Months entire Pay in Victual, is 840£. whereof One Month's Victual is already shipped at Bristoll, by the Commissary, which comes to 280£. so that the other Two Months will require,
|"Thus much will be due to the Officers for Six Months, ending the First of January next; and to the Common Soldiers for Six Months, ending the 28th of January next, which will victual the Soldiers till the End of April, and makes in all,
|"A Supply of Twenty Barrels of Powder, at 4£. 12s. per Barrel,
|"Fifty Tun of Coals, at 20s. per Ton,
|"Sixty Muskets Snaphances, at 28s. apiece,
|"An Hundred Pikes, at 5s. the piece,
|"Forty Hand Granadoes, and Four Petards,
|"Four hauling Brass, Pieces,
|"That Two Ships of War may be appointed to attend the Fort, as hath been formerly Ordered by Parliament,
|"The Lord Esmond hath paid for Demurrage of a Bark Seven Weeks, occasioned through Captain Constable's Delay at Bristoll,
|"Due for the Freight of a Bark, with necessary Supplies sent to Duncannon, from Bristoll, the last Summer,
"Instructions of the Lords and Commons in Parliament to the Deputy Lieutenants of the
County of Devon.
Instructions for the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Devon.
"1. That the Deputy Lieutenants of the Counties of
Wiltshire, Dorsett, Som'sett, Devonshire, and Cornwall,
do, within Six Days after Notice given by or from
any Two or more of the said Deputy Lieutenants,
meet within their several Counties respectively; and
that they then renew their solemn Protestation, to desend the Protestant Religion, His Majesty's Royal
Person, the Privileges of Parliament, and the Laws
of the Land; and accordingly to resist, and to their
utmost Power to withstand, the Rebellion of Sir Ralph
Hopton and his Adherents, and all other which is
or shall be raised within the said Counties.
"2. That, if any shall refuse to take the said Protestation in Manner and Form as aforesaid, that then
the Deputy Lieutenants who shall continue loyal,
and have taken it, do secure the Persons of those who,
either by their Absence or otherwise, do declare the
same, and proceed against them as Favourers of the
"3. That Colonels, Captains, and other Officers, do
likewise take the said Protestation, at such Time or
Times, Place or Places, as any Two or more of the
the said Deputy Lieutenants shall appoint; and that
they (by God's Help) by Force and Arms endeavour
to suppress all Rebellions as aforesaid.
"4. That those Deputy Lieutenants of the several
Counties, who are Commissioners for the Bill of
Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, be required to examine what Money of the said Bill is within their
County paid, and what is in the Collectors Hand,
and what is not gathered, and in whom the Default
is; and to take such further Order as they shall
think best, for the causing the same to be paid, and
for the bringing of those (fn. *) to Punishment that neglect their Duties therein, and for the speedy sending
both of the first and last Assessment to The Guildhall,
in London, to be employed according to the Act; and
likewise that the Deputy Lieutenants of Devon do
receive, or cause to be received, all the Customs
within their County, to re-pay the same again, upon
"5. That the Deputy Lieutenants be likewise required respectively, within their several Counties, to
examine the Subscriptions and the Contributions for
Ireland, as also the Remains of the Poll-bill, and of all
other Money due to the Kingdom, upon any Act or
Acts, Order, or Ordinance of Parliament, and to use
all Means and Ways for the finding out of the same;
and then to take Order that such Monies as they
shall find to remain yet unpaid by the Collectors,
Treasurers, or any other, be sent to London as aforesaid.
"6. That all possible Means be used, for the sending of the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds into Devon,
to be employed for the suppressing of the actual Rebellion of Sir Ralph Hopton and others, within the
County; and that the Deputy Lieutenants of the said
County, until the said Money shall come to them,
be hereby authorized and required to billet the Officers and Soldiers in such Places within the said
County as they shall think fit; and that they assure the Billeters, that they shall be paid for the
"7. That the Deputy Lieutenants of each County command a reasonable and indifferent Rate to be made, by
the Constables and Overseers of the Poor, together with
the ablest Men of each Parish, for the Raising and Paying of Eight Pence by the Day, to each Trained Soldier of the said Parish, for so long as he shall be employed for the Service aforesaid; and, in Case he
do not serve, then unto such other Soldier as the said
Deputies, or any One or more of them, shall place
in his Stead.
"8. That such as shall not pay the said Rate so assessed, or shall be negligent in making of the said
Rate, or in levying the same (the said Rate being
for the Defence of the County against any actual
Rebellion, and therefore legal and just), shall be reputed an Assistant to, or at least a Favourer of,
the said Rebellion; and shall, by the Deputy Lieutenants of each County respectively, or by the Commander in Chief, or his Officers within those Parts, by
him or them deputed for that End, be arrested and
brought to Punishment, according to their Merit, and
their Goods seized on according to Law.
"9. That a Declaration be forthwith printed and
published, declaring, That Sir Ralph Hopton, and his
Adherents, and those who assist, aid, or supply him,
or his Adherents, with Money, Men, or Arms, or
other Provisions whatsoever, are by the Laws of
the Land Traitors, to be proceeded against accordingly; and that this Declaration shall be published
in each several Parish Church.
"10. That the Deputy Lieutenants of each County
(fn. *) appointed, be hereby enabled to take Horses,
within their several Counties, as often as they shall
find it necessary, for the carrying of the Soldiers from
Place to Place, and other Service upon Occasion;
and that, the Service ended, they be restored to the
Owners; and that Satisfaction be by them given,
which shall be allowed by us for all the Horse which
shall be lost or spoiled in the Service; and that they
publish that, if any Horse or Furniture be sold or
embezzled by the Soldier, the Delinquent shall, according to the Law, be proceeded against, in a Council of War, or otherwise.
"11. That the Commander in Chief, together with
the Deputy Lieutenants of each County, and the
other Officers, do take special Care to prevent all
Plundering of Houses, and all other Insolencies; and
that the Offenders herein be, by a Council of War,
according to Martial Law, severely punished.
"12. That any of those who have been seduced
by Sir Ralph Hopton, Sir Nicholas Slaneing, Sir Bevile
Greenevile, and their or any of their Adherents, or
any other in actual Rebellion (within any of the Counties aforesaid), who shall now, seeing their Error,
repent thereof, and by some real Expression declare
the same to any Two or more of the Deputy Lieutenants of that County where they shall be, within
Ten Days after Notice given by or from any Two
or more of the said Deputy Lieutenants, shall be
taken into Protection, their Goods preserved, and
"13. That the Deputy Lieutenants, Colonels, Captains, and other Officers, be assistant to each other,
and do endeavour by all good Ways and Means to
levy all such Sums of Money as shall be due, by any
Act or Acts or Ordinance of Parliament, according
as they shall, from Time to Time, receive Order from
both or either House of Parliament, or from the
Committee or Committees deputed for the same."
House adjourned till 10a cras.