Die Sabbati, 11 Februarii, 1642.
Office of the Rolls.
ORDERED, That Richard Broughton and John
Claydon, Clerks of the Rolls, be required and injoined to receive the Key of the Rolls, from time to time,
from Mr. Speaker; and to return the same at all such
Times as they shall be required by Mr. Speaker; and to
deliver them to none other but such as he shall appoint;
and to execute and perform their Duties belonging to
their Places: And likewise that Mr. Hatton, Usher of
the Rolls, be required and injoined to give his Attendance there, as by the Duty of his Place he ought to do,
or otherwise that this House will take Care to put such
others in their or any of their Places as shall perform
their Duties, and yield their Obedience to the Orders of
Person to attend.
Ordered, That * *, the Lord Keeper's Receiver of
the Monies arising upon the Casualties in the Rolls, do
forthwith attend the House.
Removing a Prisoner;
Ordered, That Sir Edward Seymour, a Prisoner in Winchester House, by Order of this House, be forthwith
removed from thence to the Prison of the King's Bench:
Actions against him.
And that it shall be lawful for any Man to lay Actions
upon him, notwithstanding his being a Prisoner by
Order of this House.
Keeling, a Prisoner.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Keeling, a Prisoner in Elye
House, and formerly ordered to be removed to Windesore
Castle, shall, notwithstanding, still continue there, until
the House take farther Order.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde carried up to the Lords the Two
Ordinances for assessing upon Non-contributors, and for
the Settling of a weekly Assessment: The Declaration
concerning the Bailing of Prisoners committed by Parliament: The Ordinance for Sequestring the Parsonage of
St. Martin's Vintree, London: And was likewise appointed to acquaint the Lords, that this House intends
to sit this Afternoon at Three of Clock; and to desire
their Lordships to do the like, if it may stand with their
Letter to Ld. Inchequin.
The Draught of a Letter to be sent from Mr. Speaker
to the Lord Inchequin, in Answer of Two from his Lordship, of the 12th and 19th of January last, was read;
and assented unto; and ordered to be signed by Mr.
Speaker, and sent accordingly.
A Letter to the Lord Inchequin, and the Council of
Ordered, That the Creditors of Charles Attye, deceased,
shall have an Ordnance for the Sum of Two thousand
Five hundred Pounds, upon the Publick Faith: and that
the Committee for Irish Affairs have Power to send for
Mr. Read, and all other Persons concerned therein, to
shew Cause why they should not consent to the same.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Francklyn Knight, and Sir
Edw. Barkham Baronet, do seize the Ordnance in the
Military Yard in St. Martin's, Westminster; and take
them out of his Custody where now they are; and to
remove them to St. Stephens Court, Westminster: And
the House doth undertake and promise to restore the said
Pieces, so soon as the Times and these Parts shall be
Answer from Lords.
Serjeant Wilde brings...., That, as to the Ordinances
and Declarations carried up by him to the Lords, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Warrant to go to Oxford.
Ordered, That * *, a Servant of Sir Robert Crane's,
shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to Oxon, and to
return: Provided that he carry no Letters, or any thing
else that may be prejudicial to the Service of the
Whereas there is daily Complaint made of divers Soldiers, by their Captains and Officers, for their Neglect in
not doing their Duties at their several Courts of Guard,
and other Services: Ordered, That it be referred to the
Committee for the Quartering of Soldiers, to call such
Persons before them, and to inflict such Punishment
upon them, for their said Neglect, as they shall think fit.
And it is further Ordered, That Colonel Moore, a
Member of this House, shall have the like Command
over the Outguards and Watches in Southwarke, as he
hath over the Guards and Watches in about London.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche
and Mr. Page;
Confession for Fast Day.
The Lords have returned this Confession, which they
received from this House, with some Additions of their
own; and do assent unto it, with these Additions: And
that, if this House doth assent unto it, they do desire it
may be printed and published.
Petition from a Prisoner.
They have likewise sent down the Petition of Sir Edw.
Berkeley Knight, a Prisoner in the Compter in the Poultry, London, by the Order of Parliament; desiring, upon
Bail, to be removed into some convenient Place in
London. The Lords are inclinable to grant his Request.
They have likewise sent down the Petition of John
Broccas, now a close Prisoner in the Compter, for suffering Captain Legg to escape out of the Gatehouse, while
he was Under-keeper there; desiring either his Inlargement, or some Means to maintain him in his Restraint.
Confession for Fast Day.
The Confession, with the Additions, was read, and
committed unto Mr. Rous, Mr. Holles, Mr. Whittlock,
Mr. Glyn, and the Committee that brought in the former.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will return Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Millington, who carried up the Order concerning
the Committees of Nottingham to have Power to seize
the Estates of Malignants in that County, brings Answer,
That the Lords will send Answer, by Messengers of
Sir Jo. Clotworthy brings Answer, That he carried up
to the Lords the Sixteen or Seventeen Orders concerning
the Affairs of Ireland, passed the other Day: And that
the Lords Answer is, That they do agree unto them all.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Monies that sit at Haberdashers Hall, to consider of the
Paying of Colonel Venn the Arrears due unto his
Regiment, according to his Accounts already perfected.
Accounts of Subscriptions.
WHEREAS divers Sums of Money, upon the Propositions of both Houses of Parliament, for the Raising
of Horse, Horsemen, and Arms, for Defence of the King,
Parliament, and Kingdom, have been raised and paid to
divers Treasurers deputed by Order of this House, in
several Counties of this Kingdom; which Treasurers have
yet passed no Account thereof to this House; and that
divers Sums so subscribed are not yet paid to the said
Treasurers, or by them to the Treasurers of Money and
Plate in Guildhall, London: It is now Ordered, That the
several Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, of this House,
do forthwith bring in the Names of all such Persons as,
within the said several Counties and Places for which
they serve, have been appointed to collect and receive
any Sum or Sums of Money, for the Use aforesaid;
together with the Names of the Places where such Collectors and Receivers do live and inhabit; and to bring
in the same to the Clerk of this House, within Eight
Days: Whereupon the said Clerk shall deliver the said
Notes to some of the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Advance of Monies for the Army: Which Committee
shall hereby have Power to issue Warrants to all and
every the said Treasurers, and Collectors, and Receivers,
to require them forthwith to repair to the said Committee, there to pass their several Accounts, touching the
Premises; as also to bring in all such Sums of Money as
shall appear upon their Accounts to remain in their Custody, to the said Treasurers at Guildhall, London; and
likewise the Names of all such as have subscribed any
Sums of Money, and have not paid the same: Wherein
if they fail, this House, upon Certificate from the said
Committee of such Default, will proceed against them as
Contemners of the Orders of this House, and Abusers of
the Trust reposed in them. And it is further Ordered,
That this Order be printed and published, as the said
Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of
Money shall direct.
Englishmen on board Dutch Ships.
A Letter from Captain Rich. Swanley, Captain of his
Majesty's Ship the Charles, riding at Cowes, of the Tenth
of February, 1642, relating how that according to a Proclamation from his Majesty, set forth in the Year 1639,
commanding that none of his Subjects should depart out
of his Kingdom to sail with other Nations, he sent to
Captain Whittavell, Vice Admiral to Van Trump, Commander of the Holland Fleet, now in Cowes Road, bound
for East India, demanding of him that such of the
English Nation as are aboard that Fleet, might be delivered unto his Boatswain, and sent aboard him; the
which he refusing, he renewed his Demand: Which the
Holland Vice Admiral still refusing; in pursuance of that
Demand he sent to the Captain of Cowes Castle, and to
the Mayor and the rest of the Corporation of Newporte
in the Isle of Wighte, commanding that there be no Provisions sent from any of the Places under their respective
Jurisdictions, aboard the Holland Ships, now riding in
the Cowes Road, or in any other Parts about the Island,
'till such Time as they obey his Majesty's Commission
for the Delivery of such Englishmen as they have aboard
of them; was read: And likewise
The Copies of Captain Swanley's Letters to the Holland Vice Admiral, and his Warrants to the Captain of
Cowes Castle, and the Mayor and Corporation of Newporte in the Isle of Weighte, were all read: And
It is Ordered, That Sir Hen. Vaine junior, and Mr.
Lisle, are appointed to prepare a Letter to be sent to
Captain Swanley, to require him to withdraw his Warrants for the Restraint of Provisions to be carried aboard
the Holland Fleet: And Mr. Pym is appointed to write to
Mr. Strickland, to acquaint him with the Occasion of this
Accident; and what Order and Course this House has
taken in this Business, that he may satisfy the States herein.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Harley carried up to..... the Ordinance
for Raising Forces, and Monies to maintain them, in the
Counties of Wiltess, Gloucester, &c. to be under the
Command of Sir William Waller; and likewise the Ordinance for Raising of Forces, and Monies to maintain
them, in the County of Southampton, to be under the
Command of Sir Thomas Jervoise.
Treaty with the King.
According to the Order Yesterday made, the House fell
into the Debate of that Part of the Lords Proposition,
which concerns a present Treaty upon the Propositions,
before the Disbanding of the Armies.
The Question being put, Whether there should be a
Treaty upon the Propositions, before the Disbanding of
|The House was divided.
|The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Jo. Evelyn,
||With the Yea,
|Sir Philip Stapilton,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Gilbert Gerard,
||With the Noe,
|So that it passed with the Negative.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Whitlocke,
Sir Ph. Stapilton, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Martyn, Sir Wm.
This Committee is appointed to prepare Heads for a
Conference with the Lords, concerning the Votes passed,
touching the Propositions; and to present Reasons of this
House differing with the Lords in their Votes: And are
to bring them in on Monday Morning: And Mr. Pym is
desired to take a special Care herein; and to manage the
Conference: And are to meet on Monday Morning, at
Eight Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Horse belonging to the Lord Cockaine, informed to be given unto him by the late Earl of
Nottingham deceased, and acknowledged by the Countess
of Nottingham to be in her Possession, shall, not with standing the Desire of the said Countess to detain the
same, be forthwith delivered to Sir Arthur Haselrigg,
or such as he shall appoint: to be employed in the Service
of the Parliament and Kingdom.
Treaty with the King.
Resolved, upon the Question, That, forthwith after the
Disbanding of both Armies, this House will send a Committee to attend his Majesty, by an humble Treaty, to
give him due Satisfaction concerning the Propositions
sent to them from his Majesty; and those presented from
them to his Majesty.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be moved to join herein.
It is this Day Ordered, That the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of the City of London, do, on Monday and Tuesday
next, give Directions for the drawing forth such of the
Trained Bands as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Earl of Holland be desired from this
House to give Directions that such of the Trained Bands
be drawn forth on Monday and Tuesday next, as his
Lordship shall think fit.
Haberdashers Hall Committee.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland be added to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, instead of Mr. Spurstoe: And
Mr. Corbett to be added instead of Mr. Vassell.
Ordered, That a Warrant be granted for the Election
of another Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for
the Town of Winchelsea, in the Room and Stead of Sir
John Finch, Knight, formerly elected to serve for that
Place, and since deceased.
Plate, &c. seized.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Examinations, to examine the Business concerning the Plate
seized in the Lord Cottington's House, and presented to
belong to the Parishioners of Hanworth in the County of
Middlesex; and to consider of the Petition of the said
Ordered, That Captain Harvey do keep in his Custody
the Arms and Ordinance which he seized on at the Lord
Cottington's House, until this House take farther Order.