Die Sabbati, 4 Junii, 1642.
THE humble Petition of John Copley, concerning
some strange brave Exploits he would undertake in
Ireland, was this Day read; and referred unto the Lieutenant of the Tower, and Sir Jo. Heydon Lieutenant of the Ordnance: And
It is farther Ordered, That all Petitioners of this Nature be referred to the Gentlemen aforenamed, to consider of the Propositions: and if they find them worthy
of the Knowledge of the House, to acquaint the House
Payment to Hotham.
Ordered, That Two thousand Pounds out of the Contribution-money of Lincolneshire, shall be forthwith paid
unto Sir Edw. Aiscough, to be by him paid over unto Sir
Jo. Hotham: And whereas Sir Jo. Hotham has already
received Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, it is intended that
That Two hundred and Fifty Pounds shall be Part of the
said Two thousand Pounds: And Order shall be taken
hereafter to repay the said Two thousand Pounds to the
Receivers appointed by the Act of Contribution, to be
employed for the Purposes intended by that Act.
Resolved, That the Lord Ruthen, the Lord Gray, and
Sir Arth. Haselrig, shall be enjoined to go down into Leicestershire, to see the Militia put in Execution in that
County, according to the Ordinance.
Executing Orders, &c. of the House.
Sir Walth. Erle, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Pury, Sir Peter
Wentworth, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Mr. Noble;
This Committee or any Three of them are appointed
to consider of the best way of putting the publick Orders
and Votes of the House in Execution; and of divulging,
dispersing, and publishing the said Orders, Votes, and
also the Declarations of the House, through the Kingdom;
and of the well and true Printing of them: And have
Power to employ Messengers, as they shall see Occasion; and to make them Allowances; and to sit when
and where they please.
Officers for Ireland.
Ordered, That if any of the Officers listed by the
Committee of Adventurers of London for Employment in
Ireland, shall or have refused their Employment, or shall
be found unfit; that it shall be referred to the said Committee of Adventurers at London to nominate others in
the Room of those that so have or shall refuse, or shall
be found unfit; and to present the Names to the Committee of this House; and they to the House.
It is likewise referred to That Committee to consider of
the Reformadoes: And to present their Names likewise to
the Committee of this House; and They to the House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That particular Orders,
by virtue of this Ordinance of both Houses, shall be
granted to the particular Captains listed for the Employment of Ireland, for Raising of Voluntiers to make
up their Companies.
Scurrilous Song against Parliament.
The House was informed of a scandalous scurrilous
Song against the Parliament, sung by some Fiddlers in
Gratious-street: The Fiddlers that sung it were caused
to be apprehended by some well-disposed Men, and
brought before Sir George Whittmere, who bound them
over to appear here: And it is Ordered, That the said
Fiddlers be sent to the House of Correction; there to
receive fitting Punishment.
The List of the Officers of the additional Forces by
Sea was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent up to the
Lords, for their Assent.
Loan from the City.
An Ordinance for the Security of One hundred thousand Pounds to be borrowed of the City, was this Day
read; and ordered to be re-committed unto Serj. Wilde,
Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Prideaux, and Mr. Vassall:
And are presently to withdraw, to consider of it.
Money for Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
Irish Affairs, to take a special Care for the speedy Sending of Ten thousand Pounds into Munster; to be paid
out of the Hundred thousand Pounds to be borrowed of
the City: And likewise to take care for the Sending of
Twenty thousand Pounds to Dublyn, and Six thousand
Pounds to Ulster, out of the same Monies.
That it be referred to the Commissioners for Irish
Affairs, to provide an Order, that the Monies raised for
the Service of Ireland, be employed upon no other Occasions, but such as the House shall appoint; and that the
Officers, and other Soldiers, sent over by the Order of
both Houses, may be entertained and employed only in
such Way as both Houses of Parliament shall direct.
Corn for Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Cromwell do, at the next Sitting
of the Committee appointed to consider of providing of
Corn for Ireland, acquaint them how far the Commissioners have proceeded in that Business.
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to treat with
the Merchant Adventurers, shall have Power to send for
all those of that Company that are willing to lend Monies,
and likewise those that as yet are not so willing; and to
treat with them altogether for the Loan of Thirty thousand Pounds.
Mr. Green reports, from the Committee of the Navy,
the State of the Navy, and of the Customers Accounts.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy shall have
Power to allow to those Gentlemen, Owners of Ships, or
others, unto whom this House owes Monies for the Navy,
and that will take their Debts upon the Monies due upon
the Customers Accounts, Rebates of Three Months.
Regulating Trade, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn do report the Propositions for
Regulating of Trade on Tuesday Morning next: And
that, after That Report, the House be resolved into a
Committee to take into Consideration the Bill of Tonage
Loan from the City.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde brings in the Ordinance for Security to the City for the Hundred thousand Pounds
agreed to be lent.
* Erle, * Yelverton, * Gerard, * Pye, * Hungerford, * Coke, Sir Jo. Evelyn, * Wentworth, Sir H. Vane,
Sir Sam. Owfield, Sir Jo. Holland, are appointed to go,
and be present at the said Companies at the Time of their
Meeting; and to advance the Loan of the said Monies
by the best Means they can.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor do require the Masters,
Wardens and Assistants, of the Companies of Mercers,
Grocers, Drapers, and Fishmongers, to meet on Tuesday
next, in the Afternoon, at * * * *: And that the said
Masters, Wardens, and Assistants, require the Livery of
the said Companies, and such other Members of the said
Companies, .. they shall think fit: And that the remaining Companies of the Twelve principal Companies
be summoned in the like Manner to meet Four on Tuesday, and Four on Wednesday in the Afternoon.
Lords agree to Orders.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche, and
The Lords have agreed to this Order for the Payment
of Two thousand Pounds, out of the Contribution-money
of Lincolnshire, to Sir Jo. Hotham, with the Addition
only of these Words, "with Speed." They have likewise
agreed to the Order, that was in Proposition Yesterday
at the free Conference, concerning the Disposing of the
Arms that are come from Hull.
The Amendment was assented unto.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do prepare an Order for
the particular Captains listed for the Employment of
Ireland, to raise Men, by virtue of the Ordinance of
Parliament, grounded upon the Act of Parliament.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Arth. Goodwyn carried up the Bill for Assembling
of Divines: To desire the Lords to concur in that Order
for Staying of the Monies to be sent to York.... That this
House has agreed to the Amendments in the Order for
Hull: To desire the Lords to expedite the Bills of Innovations, and scandalous Ministers; and to sit awhile.
Message to Ld. Admiral.
That Sir Hugh Owen shall go to the Lord Admiral, and
inform him of the Behaviour of Captain Bartlett, in the
Business of Captain Beling; and desire the Lord Admiral, that a Ship of some good Force may be appointed
to ride about Milford Haven; and those Coasts, for the
Defence of those Parts.
Ordered, That Sir Walth Erle do move the Lords
that Colonel Beling may be committed to the particular
Care and Charge of the Lieutenant of the Tower.
Officers going to Ireland.
Ordered, That the Lord Falkland, and Mr. Fienis, do
give notice to the Lord of Warwick, of the Information
this House has received, of some Officers that are licensed
to ... from France into Ireland; to the End that he may
take some Course for meeting with them at Sea.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Arth. Goodwyn brings Answer, That the Lords
will send away the Bill for calling an Assembly of Divines
to the King, presently: That they will sit at Three of
Clock: That they will send Answer to the Order concerning the Monies to be sent to Yorke, by Messengers
of their own: And will give the best Expedition to the
other Two Bills desired.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Gervase Clifton shall have Leave to
go to the Bath, for the Recovery of his Health.
Resolved, upon the Question, That there shall be an
Order drawn for searching of all Ships that shall come
from any suspected Place into Ireland, with Officers, or
Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Fienis are to prepare this
Lincoln Committee, &c.
Mr. Pym is appointed to send a Letter to the Committee in Lincolnshire, and the Order inclosed.
Ordered, That those Members of the House that are
Deputy Lieutenants of the Cou... * * * *
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Wm. Massam,
Sir Tho. Cheeke, and Mr. Grimston, Sir Martin Lumley,
and Sir H. Mildmay, be injoined to go down into Essex,
to see the Ordinance of the Militia put in Execution in
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Bamfield be injoined to stay in
the County of Devon, to see the Ordinance of the Militia
put in Execution in that County.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the
several and respective Counties within the Kingdom of
England, and Dominion of Wales, that are not Members
of the House of Commons, be hereby required and injoined to be present at the Days and Places which are
or shall hereafter be appointed by the Lord Lieutenants,
or their Deputies, for the Training, Mustering, and
Exercising of the Inhabitants of the said Counties,
according to the Authority given unto them by an
Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament. And it is
further Ordered, That all Deputy Lieutenants, as well
those that are Members of the House of Commons as
others, shall give such Dispatch, by preparing of Warrants, Commissions, or Letters, and Subscribing of the
same, as the Service shall require; and that such as
shall refuse or neglect so to do, that their Names be
certified unto us, by their fellow Deputies or any One
of them that shall or do perform the said Service. And
it is further Declared, that it is the Intention of both
Houses, for the better Encouragement of so good a
Work, so much conducing to the Safety of his Majesty's
Person and Kingdoms, that some of their Members
at the Times and Places appointed, or to be appointed, for the Execution of the said Ordinance, shall
be sent down to give their personal Attendance upon the
Mr. Grimston is appointed to carry up this Order to
Loan from the City.
An Ordinance by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the Securing of the Sum of One hundred
thousand Pounds agreed to be lent to the Parliament, by several Companies and Citizens of the City
of London, for the Use of the Kingdom.
WHEREAS, amongst many other great and unspeakable Blessings of Almighty God upon this Parliament, it hath pleased him to stir up the Hearts of many
good and well-affected People, to yield their willing and
ready Help and Assistance to the Supply of the great and
pressing Necessities of this Kingdom, and the Kingdom
of Ireland; in which pious and charitable Work the
Citizens of London, by their singular Forwardness and
good Affection, have been exemplary to all other Parts
of this Kingdom; and in Times of greatest Exigent and
Necessity have lent and advanced great Sums of Money
to the public Use; and, as well by their Purses and
Persons, as other memorable Services, contributed their
effectual Help to the Parliament, for the Support of this
State and Kingdom from apparent Danger and Destruction: And whereas the said Citizens, in further Manifestation of their constant Fidelity and true Affection to
the Public, have now again, being moved by and on the
Behalf of both Houses of Parliament, at the Common
Hall held within the said City, to lend a further Sum of
One hundred thousand Pounds, for One Year, for and
towards the Relief and Preservation of Ireland, and
urgent Affairs of this Kingdom; did most freely and
chearfully, with an unanimous Consent, agree forthwith
to lend and advance the same accordingly: For which
the Lords and Commons in Parliament, do, in the Name
of Themselves, and the whole Kingdom, give them very
hearty thanks; and, for the Security of the said Sum, so
agreed to be lent, do Declare and Ordain, That the same,
and every Part thereof, together with Consideration for
Forbearance thereof, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per
Cent. for a Year, shall be duly paid into the Chamber of
the said City of London, to and for the Use and Uses
of all and every such Company and Companies, Person
and Persons, as shall lend or advance the same, or any
Part thereof respectively, their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, out of the first and next Monies to be
granted by Act of Parliament.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill
concerning Buildings be revived; to meet on Monday, at
Two post meridiem, in the Star-chamber.
Upon the humble Petition of divers of the Inhabitants
of the Parish of Martock, in the County of Somersett, it
is this Day Ordered, That the said Inhabitants shall
have free Power to erect a Lecture in the said ...: And
that Mr. Gundrie, procured at the Petitioners own Cost
and Charge, shall be permitted by the Minister of the
said Parish, freely, without Interruption, to exercise his
Ministry there, in supplying that Lecture.
Ordered, That Mr. John Barnes of Sutterton, in the
County of Suffolk, shall have a Warrant to apprehend
Priests and Capuchins.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Informations, to consider in what Estate the Business concerning the Five Priests is; and to inform themselves of
what public Resort is usually made unto them at Mass;
and likewise to inquire after the Capuchins, whether
there be not frequent Resort unto them at Mass; and to
consider what is fit to be done with them.
Proceedings against Franck.
Ordered, That a Day certain may be set for ... Franck
of Pembroke Hall, in Cambridge, that lately preached at
Paule's, to appear: And that if he shall not appear by
that Day, that then an Order may be sent to the Vice
Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, to expel him
the College he was of, and likewise the University.
The Day to be this Day Sevennight: And the Serjeant
is to send this Order to his College.
Commerce, &c. with Scotland.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Commissions to be issued forth, concerning the Conserving
the Peace between the Two Nations of England and
Scotland; and likewise concerning the Commerce; be
revived; to meet on Monday next, at Two post meridiem,
in the Inner Court of Wards.
Loan from the City.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde carried up to the Lords the Ordinance for Security to the City; and likewise the Order to
require the Lord Mayor to summon the Companies, &c.
to meet on Tuesday next.
Mr. Grimston carried up to the Lords the Order for
injoining the Deputy Lieutenants of the several Counties
to attend the Execution of the Militia, in the several
Army and Navy.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords do desire a free Conference, presently, in
the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Ordinanc s nt
up to them, touching the Land and Sea Forces.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting as is desired.
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Two Letters from the Lord Conway, of the Nineteenth
of May, and of the Three-and-twentieth, were this Day
It is Ordered, That these Letters be particularly referred
to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs, to consider of the
speedy sending over unto them Cloaths and Shoes: And
likewise that they consider of entertaining the Troops
levied in Ulster by Commissions from the Lords Justices
Ordered, That the Letter from Sir Jo. Borlase, recommending Captain Geo. Keyes to the House of Commons,
to be supplied with Arms and Monies for a Company, for
the Raising of which he has a Commission granted him
from the Lord Lieutenant General of Ireland, be referred
to the Consideration of the Commissioners for Irish
Upon the Petition of divers the Inhabitants of the Parish of Bluntsham, in the County of Huntington, desiring
Mr. Geo. Greene to be their Lecturer; it is Ordered, That
the said Mr. George Greene shall be their Lecturer; to
preach in the said Parish once every Wednesday in the
Week: And that the Parson of the said Parish, and
likewise the Curate, shall permit the said Mr. Greene,
to exercise his Ministry, in Preaching there once every
Wednesday, without any Lett or Interruption.
Loan from the City.
Serjeant Wilde brings Answer; That the Lords do
agree to the Ordinance for Security to the Citizens; and
to the Ordinance to be sent to the Lord Mayor, to summon
Mr. Grimston brings Answer; That the Lords agree
to the Ordinance concerning the Deputy Lieutenants
attending the Service of the Militia in the several
Ordered, That this Order be forthwith printed.
Mr. Reynolds reports from the Conference, That the
Lords do observe, That this Ordinance is the same that
the Commission was; and that they are not privy of any
Answer that his Majesty has given to that Commission:
And therefore they think it not fitting to pass this by Ordinance, until they have received his Majesty's Answer
to that Commission.
St. James, Deeping, Minister.
Upon the humble Petition of Thomas Measure, and
others, Inhabitants of St. James, Deeping, in the County
of Lincolne, desiring, That one Mr. Readman, formerly
recommended by this House to be their Lecturer, may
now preach the Lord's-day in the said Parish Church,
at the Charges of the Inhabitants, in the Absence of
Mr. Smith their Vicar, who is, by Order of this House,
committed a Prisoner to the Gatehouse; It is Ordered
by the Commons, That the said Mr. Redman shall be
admitted, and have free Liberty to exercise his Ministry
in preaching there, as well upon the Lord's-day, as upon
One Day in every Week.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs, in a more particular Manner,
to consider of the Petition from Sir Robert Stewart, and
to give them all the Satisfaction that they can in Honour
and Justice: and that may stand with the Affairs of the
Whereas the bloody and barbarous Rebels of his
Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland, are very much encouraged
and emboldened by such Supplies of Men, Ammunition,
Victual, Cloaths, and other Necessaries, as they have
received, and do daily expect to receive, from foreign
Nations, to the insufferable Damage of his Majesty, and
the Crown of England: For Prevention whereof, it is
this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That as well the Right Honourable Robert Earl
of Warwick, and all Commanders and Officers at Sea
under him, as the Right Honourable Robert Lord Brook,
and all Commanders and Officers at Sea under him,
shall, with all Care, Circumspection, and Diligence, search,
or cause to be searched, all Ships, Pinnaces, Barks, or
Vessels, which they, or any of them, shall suspect to
have aboard any Men, Horses, Ammunition, Victual,
Cloaths, or other Necessaries * or intended for the Relief
of the said Rebels or any of them; and to arrest, stay,
and seize all Men, Horses, Ammunition, Victual, Cloaths,
and other Necessaries, as they, or either of them, shall
find, upon Search, to be directed or intended for the
Relief of the said Rebels, or any of them: For all which
they are to be accountable in such Manner as the Lords
and Commons in Parliament shall appoint.
Mr. Reynolds carried up this Order to the Lords, for
Declaration on King's Proclamation.
Mr. Pym reports the Declaration concerning his
Majesty's Proclamation of May Twenty-seventh, 1642:
The which was read; and, by Vote, upon the Question,
assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for
their Concurrence; and likewise that it be printed and
.... The Lords do consent unto the Order concerning the Earl of Warwicke and the Lord Brooke's
Searching of Ships.
King's Answer concerning Army, &c.
Robert Bradshaw informs the House, That Secretary
Nichlas gave him this Answer, at * * * *; That unless
his Majesty had Security given him, that these Forces
should go only against the Rebels of Ireland, and such
as should assist them, he could not grant it: His Majesty
likewise expected, that the Names of the Officers
* * * * .
Ordered, That a Message be sent unto the Lords,
on Monday Morning, to desire a Conference concerning
the Ordinance sent unto them, touching the additional
Forces by Sea; and to acquaint their Lordships with the
Answer his Majesty gave concerning the Commission.
Mr. Prideaux and Mr. Cromwell are appointed to
manage this Conference.
And that Mr. Robert Bradshaw and Serjeant Major
Humfreyes be likewise appointed to attend that Conference.
Arms, &c. stayed at Wicombe.
A Letter from the Mayor of Chepinge Wicombe, and
one Mr. Collins, of the Fourth of June; informing, That
Two Waggons loaden with great Chests and Trunks,
and other Lading of very great Weight, besides Thirty
Musquets, with Rests, and Moulds for Bullets, was this
Day read: And,
It is Ordered, That Mr. Hampden, and Mr. Arth.
Goodwyn do write a Letter to the said Mayor, and
Mr. Collins; and do require them, that they cause the
said Waggons, Men, Trunks, Chests, Musquets, and
other Lading, to be stayed, until the House shall take
farther Order: And that a Message be sent to the
Lords, on Monday next, to acquaint them with this
Letter; and to desire them to join with this House in
an Order for the Staying of the said Waggons, Trunks,
Chests, Musquets, and other Lading, until both Houses
shall take farther Order therein; and likewise in an
Order for opening of the Chests and Trunks.
Mr. Hampden, and Mr. Goodwyn are to take notice,
in their Letter, of the good Service the said Mr. Mayor
and Mr. Collins have done herein; and to return them
Thanks for it.
A Relation of such Occurrences as have happened in
the several Counties of Donnegale, Tyrone, Fermanagh,
and Londonderry, since the Beginning of the Rebellion in
Ireland, in October last, presented to this House by Lieutenant Colonel Audley Mervyn, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That he be desired to print it; and
that no Man shall reprint it, but such as he shall appoint,
without the particular Order of this House.