DIE Mercurii, 17 Novembris.
This Day this House was called, and these Peers following were absent: videlicet,
Dominus Cottington, Proxy.
Dominus Herbert de Cherbery, Leave to be absent.
Dominus Roberts, excused.
Dominus Grey de Warke.
Dominus Howard de Charlton.
Dominus St. Johns.
Dominus North, excused.
Dominus Willoughby of Parham.
Dominus Dacres, excused, having Leave to be absent.
Comes Carnarvan, Leave to be absent.
Comes Stamford, Leave to be absent.
Comes Warwick, excused.
Lord Admiral, excused.
Lord Marshal, excused.
Lord Great Chamberlain.
Committee for Irish Affairs.
Ordered, That any Three of the Lords Committees
for the Irish Affairs shall have Power to meet.
Thomas and Alsop, for printing scandalous Pamphlets, sent for.
Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this
House shall bring forthwith before their Lordships the
Bodies of John Thomas and Bernard Alsop, to answer
the Complaints against them, for printing and publishing of scandalous Pamphlets, against the Earl of Worcester, a Peer of this Realm: And it is further Ordered, That the Warden and Society of Stationers
shall make diligent Search who are the Authors of
the said Pamphlets, and present their Names to this
Report from the Committee for Irish Affairs.
Report was made this Day unto this House, by the
Lords Committees for the Irish Affairs, "That the
Committees of both Houses for that Business, have
considered of these Particulars following: videlicet,
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to reward secret Services.
"That Power be given to the Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland for rewarding secret Services, as is fit.
Posts between England and Ireland.
"That the Committees think it fit, that convenient
Posts shall be speedily set up, between Beaumorris and
Holy Head; and that the State of Scotland shall be
moved, to have the like Care for Posts between
Carlile and Port Patricke.
MacGuire and MacMahowne to be sent to England.
"That Directions be sent, by both Houses of Parliament, to the Lords Justices of Ireland, concerning
the Prisoners Mac Guire and Mac Mahowne, to be
conveyed into England, for their better Security.
Protestation to be taken by the Irish Commanders.
"That the Protestation taken by both Houses,
should be taken by all Officers and Commanders,
before they be employed in the Business of Ireland."
These Particulars, being read, were assented unto,
and Ordered by this House accordingly; and thought
fit, That the Post between Holy-heade and Beaumaurish
be set up by Phillip Burlamachi, in whose Hands the
Profits of the Post-master are sequestered.
English Priests in Foreign Ambassadors Houses, to be dismissed.
Ordered, &c. That the Right Honourable the Earl
of Bristoll, the Earl of Holland, and the Lord Brooke,
shall forthwith repair unto the several Ambassadors in
and about the Cities of London and Westm. and desire them, from the Parliament, to dismiss out of their
Houses such Priests as are the King's Native Subjects;
and, in case they shall be hereafter found abroad, they
shall not have any Protection, but be proceeded against
according to the Laws of this Kingdom; and to let
them know, That, if the Persons of Father Joanes and
Father Andrewes (who are accused for Treason) be received into their Houses, the Parliament desires they
should be presently delivered up.
Authority of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to levy Men.
Upon some Question made this Day by the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland, whether the Ordinance of Parliament, for the granting him Power to give Commissions
to levy Men for the Service of Ireland, be of sufficient
Validity, without a Confirmation from His Majesty:
Thereupon this House did undertake to be Solicitors to
His Majesty, to confirm the Authority given to his
Lordship, by the King and the Parliament, under the
Great Seal of England; and do promise that they will
be always ready to avow his Proceeding upon their
Lordships aforesaid Orders in the mean Time.
Warrant for Carriage of Arms towards Ireland.
"Whereas Arms and Munition are speedily to be
conveyed with Safety, for His Majesty's special Service, from The Tower of London, to the City of West
Chester; it is Ordered, &c. That you shall, with
all Care and Diligence, provide Carts, Teams, and
Horses, for the convenient and safe carrying of the
said Arms and Munition from the said Tower of
London to West Chester aforesaid (the usual Rates being paid for the same), wherein you may not fail to
use all possible Diligence, for the aiding and assisting
of such Ministers as shall be employed by the Right
Honourable the Earl of Newport, Master of His
Majesty's Ordnance, in this Service, as you tender
the high Displeasure of this House, and will answer
the contrary at your utmost Perils; for which this
shall be your sufficient Warrant.
"To all Mayors, Sheriffs, Justices of Peace,
Bailiffs, Constables, and other His Majesty's
Officers, to be aiding and assisting in this Service unto the Ministers employed by the said
Master of the Ordnance."
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland delivered in a Copy
of the Commission, which he is to give to Commanders,
for the levying of Men for Ireland; which being read,
was approved of. The Contents whereof follow: videlicet,
Copy of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's Commission to Commanders.
"Robert Earl of Leycester, Viscount Lisle, Baron
of Penhurst, &c. One of His Majesty's most
Honourable Privy Council, Lieutenant General of the Kingdom of Ireland, and General of His Majesty's Army there,
"Whereas the Lords Justices and Council of Ireland
have advertised our Sovereign Lord King Charles,
and His High Court of Parliament now here assembled,
of a sudden Insurrection and Rebellion in Ireland,
and have humbly besought His Majesty to send some
speedy Succours unto His good Subjects there; and
that His Majesty, being now absent in His Kingdom
of Scotland, hath recommended the Care of the said
Kingdom of Ireland unto His Parliament of England;
and that in Pursuit of His Majesty's Pleasure so signified: Forasmuch as, in this Time of His Majesty's
Absence, His Royal Commission, according to the
usual Form, cannot be so soon obtained as the Necessity of the Kingdom doth require; the Lords and
Commons of the said Parliament now assembled have,
by their Ordinance of the Sixth of this present
Month of November, authorized me, by Warrant
under my Hand and Seal, to give One or more Commissions to such Captains, Commanders, or other Officers, as to me shall seem expedient, for the levying
of Forces, for Defence of the said Kingdom of
Ireland, of such Persons as shall voluntarily undertake the said Service: I do hereby constitute and
appoint you Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, of
Men, to serve in this present Expedition; which Regiment you shall, by virtue of this Commission, forthwith levy, in such Parts of His Majesty's Kingdom
of England as you shall think fit, for His Majesty's
Service in this urgent Occasion; and, the Regiment
being levied, you shall receive it into your Charge
as Colonel, and conduct it to the City of Chester,
where you shall embark it, and transport it with all
possible Speed unto the City of Dublin, in His Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland, and diligently exercise
your Regiment, commanding all Officers and Soldiers
of the said Regiment to obey you as their Colonel,
for His Majesty's Service, according to the Commission
given you; and you are likewise to observe and obey
such Orders and Directions as you shall receive from
myself and the superior Officers of the Army, according to the Discipline of War. Given, &c."
Power to Earl of Essex and Earl of Holland to command the Trained Bands in the King's Absence.
After this, the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to debate the Paper sent up from the
House of Commons, concerning the Power by both
Houses to be given to the Earl of Essex and the Earl
of Holland, to command the Trained Bands, on Occasion,
in the King's Absence; and, after a long Debate, the
House was resumed; and it was Agreed, That there
should be some Alterations made in the Paper; and the
Lord Privy Seal, the Earl of Bristoll, and the Lord
Viscount Say & Seale, were appointed to withdraw, and
make a Draught of what they conceived, upon the Debate, to be the [ (fn. *) Sense of the] House, and to present
the same to the House; which accordingly they did;
and the Lord Privy Seal reported the Draught which
their Lordships had conceived, which was read, as followeth:
"That the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, having received several Informations of dangerous Designs and Practices by Priests and Jesuits, and
ill-affected Persons, to disturb the Peace of this State
and the Proceedings of Parliament, and to attempt
upon the Persons of many of the Members of both
Houses; and well knowing that there is no Way to
prevent the Mischief which the Malice of such Men
may suddenly bring upon this Realm, to the utter Subversion of our Religion, Laws, and Liberties, but by
putting the Kingdom into a Posture of Defence, and
so to be ready upon all Occasions to oppose Force to
"The Lords and Commons, taking into their Care
the securing of the Kingdom in the Absence of the
King, have thought it fit that the Earls of Essex and
Holland be required, by virtue of their several Commissions (the one as His Majesty's General on this Side
Trent, the other beyond Trent), to have in Readiness
the Trained Bands of the several Counties, as there
shall be Need, to march and gather themselves into a
Body, and to oppose and set upon all those who
shall attempt or do any Thing which shall be prejudicial to the Public Peace, or dangerous to the Parliament in particular; and that herein they shall always be
assisted by the Authority, Advice, and Counsel of both
the Houses of Parliament, as there shall be Occasion."
And, upon the Question, it was Resolved, That this
Draught shall go as it is.
Laws and Order against Recusants to be executed.
Ordered, That the Justices of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenants, and all other His Majesty's Officers
and Ministers, in every County, shall take Care to put
the Laws into Execution against those Recusants that do
not observe and obey the Order of this House, made the
Sixteenth of this Instant November.
It was thought fit, That a Committee of Lords be
appointed, to meet with a select Committee of the
House of Commons, to see that the Laws be put into
Execution against Recusants as stay in Town contrary
to the Order of this House of the 16th of this instant
The Soldiers taken up at St. Katherine's discharged on taking the Oaths.
Upon Report of the Lord Chief Justice, "That he
had examined the Soldiers at St. Katherin's; and that
all but Six have taken the Oath of Supremacy and
Allegiance, and that Bourk do refuse to take the said
Oaths:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That such Persons as were taken up for Foreign Service, and have
been examined by the Lord Chief Justice of the King's
Bench being now in St. Katherin's, shall be set at Liberty,
excepting such Persons as have refused to take the Oath
of Supremacy, and may be transported into any Parts
beyond the Seas, excepting into Ireland, so that they that
shall transport them will undertake that they shall be
speedily carried away and not conveyed into the said
Kingdom of Ireland.
Commission to tender the Oath of Supremacy.
Ordered, etc. That the Lord Keeper of the Great
Seal of England shall have Power (by virtue of this
Order) to issue out a Commission, to such Justices of
Peace as his Lordship shall think fit, to tender the Oath
of Supremacy unto John Daniell, Alexander Rush, and
James Conner, who, if they shall refuse to take the said
Oath, shall be proceeded against according to Law,
Jonathan Bourke committed to The Fleet.
Ordered, That Jonathan Bourke shall stand committed to The Fleet, until this House shall further consider the Business that he stands charged with. "To the
Gentleman Usher, etc."
Justices of Surrey, Midd. and Westm. to give Account of their Search for Popish Priests.
Ordered, etc. That the several Justices of Peace
for the County of Midd. and Surry, and the City of
Westm. shall speedily give an Account unto this House,
how far they have executed the Order of this House,
for the searching and apprehending of Priests, Jesuits,
and other suspected Persons, that cannot give an Account of their being in those Parts where they now reside in. "To His Majesty's Justices of Peace, 1, for
Surrey; 2, Midd; 3, Westm."
Account of the name in London.
Mr. Wiseman, the Remembrancer of the City of London, gave this House an Account "That there hath
been a Search made in London for Priests and Jesuits,
and they find none; but have apprehended Four Persons who refuse to take the Oath of Supremacy and
Allegiance:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That the
Recorder of the said City shall proceed against these
Persons according to Law.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about some Propositions touching the Safety of England and Ireland.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Bennett and Doctor Littleton:
To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, touching some Propositions which were made
by them concerning the Safety of this Kingdom and Ireland.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will speedily this
Night give an Answer, by Messengers of their
Subject of the Conference.
The Lord Keeper was appointed to deliver to the
House of Commons, at this Conference, the Paper, with
the Alterations, touching the Earls of Essex and Holland;
and to let them know, That this House desires that a
select Committee of both Houses may be appointed, to
see the Laws put into Execution against Recusants as stay
in Town contrary to the Order of this House of the
16th of November.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Henry Marten:
Message from the H. C. for a Conference desired by the Lords.
To let their Lordships know, that they are now
ready to give a Free Conference, touching an Answer
to the Propositions brought to their Lordships from the
House of Commons, concerning the Safety of this Kingdom; and that they are ready to give some other Propositions touching that Business.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give a present Meeting, in
the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Then this House was adjourned during Pleasure, and
the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended,
the House was resumed; and the Report of this Conference was to be made To-morrow.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 18m diem instantis Novembris, hora 12a Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.