Die Martis, 26 Aprilis, 1642.
Contribution for Ireland.
THAT it be referred to the Committee for Contributions, to consider how much of the Monies given
in the County of Devon, upon the Act of Contribution,
will be fit to be disposed of to the Relief of the poor Irish
come over into that County; and how and in what Manner it will be fittest to dispose of it; and to conceive an
Order to that Purpose.
A Letter from Sir Wm. St. Leger, Lord President of
Munster, of the Twentieth of April, 1642, to the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland: And likewise a Letter from the
Rebels to the Lord President; and his Answer: And
a remonstrance from the Rebels.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Lord President of
Munster, and the present providing of Monies, and other
Things desired in his Letter, shall be referred to the special and present Care of the Commissioners for Irish
Ordered, That so much of the Letter as concern the
Proceedings in Munster, against the Rebels, shall be
forthwith published in Print:
Ordered, That the Ministers that preach To-morrow
(being the Fast-day) shall publickly, in the several
Churches where they preach, give thanks to God for
the good Success in the Province of Munster, against the
Ordered, That Ten Thousand Pounds more shall be
forthwith imprest to the Lord President of Munster;
whereof One thousand Pounds is to be paid here, for the
Use of Mr. Jepson: And the Commissioners for Ireland
are to take care in the Sending of this Money to the Lord
Ordered, That Alderman Penington, Mr. Spurstoe, and
Mr. Bedingfield, do go to the Merchant Adventurers, and
acquaint them with the Contents of this Letter lately
come from the Lord President of Munster, of the good
Success against the Rebels.
Ordered, That Sir Rich. Cave, and Mr. Arthur Goodwyn, be desired to go to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,
and to move him to hasten the granting of the Commission to Mr. Jepson, to be Serjeant-major of the Horse in
Munster, according to the former Desire of this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Rob. Tent shall
have the publick Faith of this Kingdom for the Re-payment of the Four thousand Pounds, with Interest, borrowed of him by the Lord President of Munster, for the
present Preservation of that Province, in a Time of great
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of London be required
from this House, to take a special Care, that there be no
Selling of any thing, nor Resort to Taverns, or Inns, or
such-like Places, To-morrow, during the Celebration of
The like Order be made for Westminster.
Ordered, That as soon as both the Sermons are done,
To-morrow at the Celebration of the Fast, the House
does meet again.
Information concerning Hull.
Mathias Barry, that lately came from Brigg in the
County of Lincolne, to give Information to this House
concerning the Passages at Hull, between his Majesty,
and Sir Jo. Hotham, was called in; and informed to this
Effect following * * * *
Barry thanked, &c.
Ordered, That Thanks shall be returned to Mr. Barry
for this his acceptable Service to this House, and the
Ordered, That Forty Pounds shall be allowed to Mr.
Barry, for his Pains and Charges in coming Post to the
Parliament, to give so timely Notice of these Passages
concerning Hull: And that Mr. Wheeler do pay the same
Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfeild and
Mr. Serjeant Glanville;
That the Lords do desire a present Conference, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Message received from his Majesty, this Morning:
And we are likewise to acquaint this House from the
Lords, That one Mr. Norton hath offered to discover the
Author of the printed Paper.
Refusal to admit the King at Hull.
Mr. Holles brings from the Conference a Letter from
his Majesty to the Lord Keeper, and a Declaration inclosed, concerning Sir Jo. Hotham's Refusal to give his
Majesty Entrance into the Town of Hull; and the Lords
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Hotham,
according to this Relation, hath done nothing but in
Obedience to the Command of both Houses of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That this declaring of Sir Jo. Hotham
Traitor, being a Member of the House of Commons, is
a high Breach of the Privilege of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That this declaring of Sir Jo. Hotham
Traitor, without due Process of Law, is against the
Liberty of the Subject, and against the Law of the
Sir T. Darrell.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Tho. Darrell
shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent; and that the
Lords be acquainted with this Vote, and the Information
given of his intercepting the Letters, and staying the
Messenger that was sent with those Letters hither.
Ordered, That no Member of the House shall go out
of the House without Leave.
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
Sir H. Mildmay reports, that the Merchant-adventurers have met this Morning; and have resolved, That
you shall speedily have Twenty thousand Pounds.
And Sir H. Mildmay and Sir Tho. Barrington are
appointed to return them Thanks from this House.
Sir J. Hales.
Sir Jo. Hales, who was formerly sent for as a Delinquent, was demanded of the Serjeant: Who said, he was
returned into the Country, but should be forth-coming:
And was accordingly required to take him presently into
Proceedings concerning Hull.
Resolved, upon the Question, That an Order shall be
prepared to declare, That the intercepting of any Letters
or Intelligence from Hull to the Parliament, is a Breach
of the Privilege of Parliament; and shall be punished accordingly: And that all Constables, and other Persons
whom it shall concern, give all Furtherance to such Messengers and Intelligence that shall pass between Hull and
the Parliament: And that this Order be left at all the
Stages and Passages between This and Hull. And Mr.
Grimston and Mr. Hampden are appointed to prepare an
Order to this Purpose.
It is likewise referred to a Committee, to prepare
Heads and Votes, and to present them to this House,
concerning the whole Matter of Debate that this Day has
happened, upon the several Informations and Messages
that are come concerning Hull. And
Mr. Pym, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Hotham,
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Strode, Mr. Greene, Sir Ph.
This Committee is to prepare Heads for a Conference
concerning the Debate, and Informations about Hull, and
present the same unto this House. And One Head of
this Conference is to be, To move the Lords, that Two
of the Ships employed for Ireland shall be sent to remove
the Magazine at Hull.
Ordered, That a Copy of these Three Votes shall be
forthwith sent to Sir Jo. Hotham, which hath passed both
Houses, concerning Hull.
Ordered, That Two thousand Pound shall be forthwith imprest to Sir Jo. Hotham, for the Payment of the
Garrison at Hull.
IT is declared by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Stopping of the Passages between Hull
and the Parliament, and the Intercepting of Messengers
employed from the Parliament to Hull, or from any that
are in the Service of the Parliament, or any Letters whatsoever, sent by any to or from the Parliament, is a high
Breach of the Privilege of Parliament; which, by the Laws
of this Kingdom, and the Protestation, we are bound to
defend with our Lives and our Fortunes; and to bring the
Violators thereof to condign Punishment. And hereby
all Lords Lieutenant, and their Deputies, authorized by
the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, all Sheriffs, Justices, Mayors, Bailiffs, Constables, and other
Officers whatsoever, are required to give their uttermost
Aid and Assistance to all that are employed in the said
Service, for their better, and more speedy, free and safe,
Passage; and to apprehend all such as by colour of any
Warrant or other Authority whatsoever, shall endeavour to go about to hinder any that are employed about
the same; and them to apprehend; and in safe Custody
to send up to the Parliament.
Leonard, Shoreditch, Lecturer.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Owen, an orthodox Divine,
shall be recommended by this House to be Lecturer to
the Parishioners of Leonard, Shoreditche, London, to
preach there every Lord's Day in the Afternoon; this
House being informed, That Mr. Smith, who was formerly recommended to be their Lecturer, is removed to
another Place: And the Minister of that Parish is hereby
required to permit the said Mr. Owen the free Use of
his Pulpit, to preach there accordingly.
The Articles of Impeachment of Sir Tho. Gardner,
Recorder of the City of London, were this Day read; and
ordered to be read again on Thursday Morning next.
Proceedings concerning Hull.
Mr. Pym reports the Heads of the Conference to be
desired with the Lords, concerning the Informations received concerning Hull:
That the House of Commons have agreed to their
Lordships Votes; and do think it fit they should be sent
to the Sheriffs; and likewise to the Lord Lieutenants,
and Deputy Lieutenants; and be published in all the
Market Towns of the Counties of York and Lincolne;
and Copies of them sent to Sir Jo. Hotham.
That Two Ships of those in Pay, under the Command
of the Earl of Warwick, shall be sent to the River of
Humber, to clear the Passage to the Town of Kingston
That an Order be sent to the Sheriffs of the Counties,
and likewise to the Lords Lieutenants of Yorkeshire and
Lincolneshire; and, in their Absence, to their Deputies
allowed by Parliament, and to the Justices of Peace, and
all other his Majesty's Officers; to suppress all Forces
that shall be raised or gathered together in those Counties,
either to force the said Town of Hull; to stop the Passages to and from the same; or in any other Way to disturb the Peace of the Kingdom.
Resolved, &c. That some Committees of both Houses
may be sent into those Parts, who may, as they see Occasion, resort to the Town of Hull, as well to thank Sir
Jo. Hotham, and the Commanders, and the particular
Soldiers under him, and the Inhabitants of the same Town,
who they shall understand to have been forward in this
Service for their Faithfulness in preserving that Place,
and to encourage them to continue the same for the time
to come; it being a Service of very great Importance to
maintain the Peace of the Kingdom: And to assure the
Soldiers there shall be a particular Care had to reward
them, as Sir Jo. Hotham shall certify they have deserved.
That the Lords may hear the Informations of both the
Messengers, with the Particulars concerning the Duke of
Richmonde and Sir Tho. Metham.
That their Lordships be made acquainted with the
Care and Resolution of the House of Commons to provide Monies to be conveyed to Hull, for the Payment of
the Garison; and that they have ordered Two thousand
Pounds for that Purpose.
Ordered, That at this Conference concerning Hull, the
Lords be again moved to send for the Magazine from
Hull: And that the Lord Admiral be moved to send Two
Ships designed for the Service of Ireland, to Hull, to remove the Magazine; and to command the Captain of the
Pinnace that rides at Hull, presently to return to London,
with the Pinnace: And if he refuse, then that the Pinnace be brought by the Ships that remove the Magazine;
and that the Lord Admiral do discharge the Master from
the Service; and that the Duke of Richmond be summoned to attend their House; and that the Lords do
again consider of the Charge sent up against him: And
to acquaint them, That the Night before the King went
from Hull, there was great Resort of Papists to the City
Resolved, &c. That these shall be the Heads of the
Conference; and that the Lords shall be desired to join
in these Votes.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor do bring in a Bill to this
House of a Grant of Tonage and Poundage, with a Blank
for the Time, and a Clause for a Penalty on the Merchants that shall steal the Customs.
Sir Wm. Lewis is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning Hull.
Mr. Pym and Mr. Hollis are to manage this Conference.
Whettcombe's Claims, &c.
A Letter from Mr. Tristram Whettcombe, of the One-and Twentieth of April, from Kinsale.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
the Irish Affairs, to consider of this Letter from Mr.
Whettcombe; and of the Satisfaction for the Service of the
Ship Charles; and likewise of Mr. Trestram Whettcombe
himself, for the Service he hath done, and Losses received since the Rebellion in Ireland; and to consider of
some Recompence by way of Employment.
Sir Wm. Lewis brings answer, That the Lords will
give a present Meeting at a Conference, as is desired.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Tho. Metham
shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent.
Message to Lords.
Sir * * is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire their
Lordships to expedite their Answer to the Propositions
concerning the Setting forth of Ships for the Defence of
the Coasts of Ireland; and to acquaint them, how this
House is informed what great Want there is of more
Ships, and how useful these Ships may be to the Business
of Ireland; and their Answer touching their Commission
for raising of more Men: And to desire their Lordships
to meet To-morrow, after the Sermons shall be ended;
and to join with this House in sending for Sir Jo. Hales,
and Sir Tho. Darrell, as Delinquents.
That Sir H. Vane do acquaint the Lord Admiral, That
there are Four Pinnaces prepared by Order of this House
and ready for the Service of Ireland: And to desire their
Lordships, that they may be dispatched away for that
Sir J. Hales.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Hales shall
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for breaking the
Privilege of Parliament, in intercepting and staying the
Messenger, that brought Letters to the Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Legg's Security be required forthwith to bring him in, or else their Bonds to be put in
Ordered, That Sir Arth. Hesilrig be added to the
Committee for the Declaration; and that he take care of
that Business; and that he bring it in on Thursday Morning next.
Persons to attend.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Rudston,
Captain Wyvell, Captain Duncombe, Sir Edw. Osborne,
Sir Wm. Alford, Mr.Jo. Ledgard, and Mr. Wainsford,
be forthwith summoned to attend the Parliament; and
that the Lords be desired to join in this Vote.
Ordered, That the Impeachment of Sir Geo. Strode be
brought in on Thursday next peremptorily.
Time of Meeting.
Ordered, That the House do meet To-morrow, at
Four of Clock in the Afternoon.
Contribution for Ireland.
Ordered, That the High-constables and Collectors for
the County of Lincolne do make Payment and Delivery
of the several Sums of Money, and Notes thereof, which
they have or shall receive from the several Churchwardens
and Overseers of the Poor, by virtue of an Act intituled,
An Act for the speedy Contribution towards the Relief
of his Majesty's distressed Subjects, the Protestants of the
Kingdom of Ireland, into the Hands of the Commissioners appointed by the said Act: Who are hereby desired
and required to pay the same with all Speed into the
Hands of those Persons that are appointed Treasurers by
the said Act of Contribution to receive the same at London:
And that they receive an Acquittance or Acquittances of
the said Treasurers, as though the Money had been paid
in by the Sheriff, according to the Act.