Die Jovis, 9 Martii, 1642.
A LETTER from the Lord Esmond, from Duncanon Fort, of the 16th of February 1642, relating
the State of that Fort, and the Wants, and likewise,
That he had received a Commission from the Lords
Justices, under the Great Seal, to receive to his Majesty's
Grace, and protect, the Body and Goods of such only
as He shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Treasurers within the City of
London, named in an Act for speedy Contribution for
Relief of Ireland, &c. do forthwith pay, out of such
Monies as are or shall come to their Hands, by virtue of
that Act, unto Nicolas Loftus Esquire, Deputy Treasurer
at Wars for that Kingdom, or his Agents here, the Sum
of Five hundred Pounds, to be disposed by the Committee appointed to take Care of the Affairs of Ireland,
for the Supply and Relief of the Fort of Duncannon, in
Part of these Particulars, which are designed for that
Fort, by an Order of both Houses of Parliament, dated
the Tenth Day of January last.
Letter of Intelligence.
A Letter of Intelligence of the late Passages, sent in
Cover, among other Letters, to the Lady Griffin of
Hantshire brought in from the Committee of Examinations, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Committee for Examinations
do inquire, by the best Means they can after the Writer
Proceedings against ill-affected.
Upon a Report this Day made by Mr. Corbett, from
the Committee for Examinations, That Captain Fountaine, with some other Forces in the County of Norfolk,
had taken divers ill-affected Gentlemen in the House of
Mr. Austen Hall, near Norwich, who there stood upon
their Defence, and wrote to another Gentleman of the
County, to raise the County, and to come to their Defence; That they had brought them Prisoners to Norwich: The Names of the Gentlemen now Prisoners are,
Sir Tho. Richardson, Sir Wm. Denny, Austen Hall, Tho.
Aldriche, Esquires, Mr. Jo. Payne, Mr. Austen Cullyer:
It is Ordered, by Vote upon the Question, That the
said several Gentlemen stand committed: And that they
be sent, in safe Custody, to Colonel Cromwell; to be by
him disposed of, in such Place or Places of Security, as
the said Colonel Cromwell shall think fit, and appoint.
And it is farther Ordered, That they be safely sent to
Colonel Cromwell, by the Deputy Lieutenants and Sheriffs
of the City of Norwich, in such Manner as they shall think fit.
Upon a Report from the same Committee;
It is likewise Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr.
Christ. Turner, and his Brother, taken in a very suspicious
Manner by the Out Guards, shall be forthwith committed
Prisoners to London House; there to remain Prisoners
during the Pleasure of the House: And that their Horses,
seized with them, be disposed of to Serjeant Major Harvey,
to be employed for the Service of the Commonwealth.
Upon a farther Report from the Committee, That they
had Yesterday summoned Sir Ro. Coke, who formerly
was sent for, as a Delinquent; That he appeared, and,
being demanded, Whether he had contributed any thing
upon the Propositions; answered, He had not; nor could
not, with the Safety of his Conscience: Being next demanded, Whether he had shewed his Arms, upon the
Ordinance of the Militia; answered, He had not; and
that he forgot it being required: Being next demanded,
Whether he had ever taken the Protestation; answered,
Never: And, being asked, Whether he would, did
absolutely refuse it:
Resolved, &c. That Sir Robert Coke be forthwith sent
Prisoner to the Tower, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House: And that his Houses be disarmed;
and all his Horses, fit for the Service of War, seized
Sir Philip Stapilton informed the House, That he had
a Message to deliver from my Lord General; That
his Excellency intended to march To-morrow: That he
did not doubt but this House would see him supplied
with Monies, and such other Assistance as should be
necessary for the Service of the Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of my Lord General's Resolution to march, upon
the Information, That the King's Forces are in Motion:
And that Thanks be given to his Excellency, for his
Care of the Safety of the Kingdom.
Lords to sit.
Sir Tho. Barrington is appointed to desire the Lords
to sit awhile.
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the
Lords: And that they be moved, that my Lord Mayor
may be desired, from both Houses, to call a Common
Council, to meet To-morrow at Ten of Clock; and that
a Committee of both Houses may go thither; and that a
Supply of Money, and other Assistance, may be there
propounded, and desired, for the important Service of
the Army now ready to march.
Lords to sit.
Sir Tho. Barrington brings Answer, That the Lords
will sit a while, as is desired.
Resolved, &c. That Letters be sent to the Lord
Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants of the Counties of
Lincolne, Nottingham, and Derby, to send what Forces
they can, with all Conveniency they can, to my Lord
Resolved, &c. That my Lord Fairefax shall be desired
to go in Person, if he can, with the best Strength he has,
to the Aid of Captain Hotham, in the East Riding of the
County of Yorke; if not, to send a Thousand Foot, at
least, or more, if he can spare them, to oppose the Army
under the Command of the Earl of Newcastle.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom do prepare and send away these several and
respective Letters, according to the Sense of the Votes
Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to go to the Lords,
to desire a Conference by Committees of both Houses, so
soon as may stand with their Lordships ....; concerning some Propositions touching the Army.
Treaty with the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords have sent down the Answer they received
from my Lord General, concerning the Articles of the
Cessation: They doubt not but this House has received
a Copy of the like.
They desire the Committee, formerly appointed, may
meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Painted
Chamber, to consider of this Answer from my Lord
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and has
appointed, That the Committee, formerly appointed to
consider of the Articles of Cessation, shall meet this
Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Painted Chamber,
as is desired, to consider of this Answer returned by my
Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer, That the Lords
will give a present Meeting, at a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted
Chamber, as is desired.
Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Pym are appointed Managers
of this Conference.
Committee to Common Council.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords do agree in all the Votes brought up to
them at this last Conference; and to send to my Lord
Mayor to call a Common Council, to meet To-morrow
at Ten of Clock: And that they have appointed Three
of their Members to go to that Common Council; and
desire this House to appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number.
Mr. Pym, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Walth. Erle, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Martin Lumley, Sir Christ. Yelverton;
This Committee is appointed to go with a Committee
of a proportionable Number of the Lords, To-morrow at
Ten of Clock, to the Common Council: to desire of the
City a present Supply of Money and other Assistance,
for the Army now ready to march.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has resolved to send a Committee, of a proportionable Number, to the Common Council, as is desired.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom, to consider of the Petition of
Mr. Baily; and to issue their Warrants for Payment of
the Monies mentioned in his Petition, if they see Cause
Warrant to Marquis of Vieuville.
Ordered, That the Marquis of Vieuville shall have
Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport Himself, and his
Family, beyond Seas; he carrying no prohibited Goods
with him: And that the Persons Names, who are to go
with him, be particularly inserted in the Warrant.
Ordered, That the Ship Cæsar, whereof Mr. Harris is
Master, shall be forthwith stayed and employed in the
Service of this Kingdom: And that it be referred to the
Committee of the Navy, for Employing of her accordingly.
Ordered, That all the Members of the House that serve
for the County of Essex shall join in signing the Letters
and Warrants for the weekly Assessments in that County.
The like Order is appointed for all the rest of the
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Captain Robert
Lawson (desiring, That he may have Satisfaction of the
Sum of Thirteen hundred Pounds, laid out by him for
the Relief and Subsistence of the Regiments under the
Command of the Lord Conoway, Colonel Chichester, &c.
as by Certificates my appear), this Day read in the
House of Commons, be referred to the Committee for
the Affairs .....; to take into a speedy Consideration;
and to give Order for the Petitioner's Relief.
Upon a Report this Day made from the Committee
for the Affairs of Ireland, who have taken into Consideration the great Debts owing to divers Persons, for Victual,
and other Necessaries delivered upon the Publick Faith of
this Kingdom, for the Relief of the Army in Ireland;
For the better Payment thereof .... do Order, That
the Knights of every Shire, and Burgesses of each Town,
do write unto every particular County and Town to take
a speedy Accompt of the Monies levied upon the Act of
Contribution for Relief of that Kingdom: And that there
be a true State of such Accompt forthwith sent unto the
Committee, appointed to take Care of the Affairs of Ireland; and the Money levied, or to be levied, thereupon,
paid into the Hands of such Treasurers as by that Act are
appointed to receive the same.
And it is farther Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler, a Member of this House, and such others as were joined with
him in the Receiving or Disposing any of those Monies,
or any other Monies for the Service of Ireland, may deliver into the House a true and perfect Account thereof.
The Committee is appointed to prepare Letters to this
Purpose, and for this Service.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Order this Day
reported from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland,
made in the Case of Captain Lodovick Dick and Mr. Tho.
Cunningham, Owners of a Ship and Frigate, designed in
July last for the Service of Ireland, by Contract with the
Committees for Adventurers, for the additional Forces
by Sea for the Reducing of that Kingdom; but have been
wholly employed, by Order of the Committee for the
Safety of this Kingdom, for Securing of the Coasts of
England; be referred to the Committee for the Navy.
Mary Abchurch Parsonage.
Upon the humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the
Parish of Mary Abchurch in London, complaining of
Benjamin Stone Parson of the said Parish, and also of
the Parish of Clement's East Cheap, to be a Person very
scandalous; and that, for his Delinquency, he stands
committed by this House; and desiring, That during his
Absence, that Mr. John Rawlinson, an orthodox Divine,
and driven from the City of York by the Cavaliers, may
supply the Cure of the said Parish: Whereupon
It is Ordered, That an Order for a Sequestration be
brought in, to lett the Profits belonging to the said Mr.
Benjamin Stone, as Parson of the said Parish of Mary
Abchurch, until it be settled on the said Mr. Rawlins:
And that he be authorized, till the Pleasure of this House
be further known, to supply the said Cure.
Weston Zoyland Minister.
Ordered, That the true Information and Certificate of
divers of the Parishioners of Weston Zoyland, in Com'
Somerset, be referred to the Committee of plundered
Ministers: And, if it be true what is contained in this
Information, that then the Committee present a Sequestration, for Mr. Prittie to supply the Cure of the said
Casks for Navy.
Ordered, That the Master, Warden, and Assistants,
of the Company of Vintners do, with all Speed, serve his
Majesty's Ships, now going forth for the Safety of the
Kingdom, with Four hundred Ton of Cask, at Four
Shillings per Ton, according to the Custom of former
Times: And that they deliver the same unto the Commissioners of the Navy, to be disposed of amongst his
Majesty's Ships, as they shall think fit.
Soldiers to repair to their Colours.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, That my Lord Mayor be desired to take
Care that Proclamation be made, by Beat of Drum, and
Sound of Trumpet, in all Quarters of the City, and the
Liberties thereof, strictly charging and requiring all Commanders, Officers, and Soldiers, of the Army under the
Command of the Earl of Essex, upon Pain of Death,
forthwith to repair to their Colours.
It is likewise Ordered, That the Captains and other
Officers of the Trained Bands and Volunteers of the
City of London do make diligent Search, and Inquiry, in
all Places, for the Apprehending of such Soldiers, Officers, or others, as, after such Notice given by Beat of
Drum, or Sound of Trumpet, as aforesaid, shall notwithstanding, not repair to their Colours; and such as they
so apprehend, forthwith to send to the Army, to be proceeded with according to their Demerits.
The like Order for the Deputy Lieutenants of Middlesex, City of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, County
of Surrey, and the Borough of Southwark, mutatis
Searching for Printing Presses, &c.
IT it this Day Ordered, by the Commons, assembled
in Parliament, That the Committee for Examinations,
or any Four of them, shall have Power to appoint such
Persons as they think fit, to search in any House or
Place, where there is just Cause of Suspicion that Presses
are kept, and employed in the Printing of scandalous and
lying Pamphlets: And that they do demolish and take
away such Presses, and their Materials, and the Printers Nuts and Spindles which they shall find so employed; and bring the Master Printers and Workmen
Printers before the said Committee: And that the Committee, or any Four of them, shall have Power to commit
to Prison any of the said Printers, or any other Persons
that do contrive, or publickly or privately vend, sell, or
publish any Pamphlet scandalous to his Majesty, or the
Proceedings of both or either Houses of Parliament; or
that shall refuse to suffer such Houses or Shops to be
searched, where such Presses or Pamphlets, as aforesaid,
are kept: And that the Persons employed by the said
Committee shall have Power to seize such lying and
scandalous Pamphlets as they find, upon Search, to be
in any Shop or Warehouse, sold or dispersed by any
Person whomsoever; and to bring the Persons that so
kept, published, or sold the same, before the Committee:
And that such Persons as the Committee shall commit,
for any of the Offences aforesaid, shall not be released,
till the Parties employed for the Apprehending of the said
Persons, and seizing their Presses and Materials, be satisfied for their Pains and Charges: And all Justices of Peace,
Captains, Officers, and Constables, are required to be
assisting in the Apprehending of any of the Persons aforesaid, and in Searching of their Shops, Houses, and Warehouses: And likewise all Justices of the Peace, Officers,
and Constables, are hereby required, from time to time,
to apprehend such Persons as shall publish, vend, or sell,
the said Pamphlets. And it is further Ordered, That this
Order be forthwith printed and published; to the end
that Notice may be taken thereof, that the Contemners
of this Order may be left inexcusable for their Offence.
WHEREAS Robert Abbot Clerk, late Vicar of
Cranbrook, in the County of Kent, hath, by taking another
Benefice, with Cure, in Hamshire, made the said Church
void, as himself hath confessed: And the Presentation to
the said Vicarage, now void, doth, in Right, belong unto
the now Archbishop of Canterbury: And it is ordered,
by the House of Peers, in Parliament, on Saturday the
Three and twentieth Day of October, Anno Domini 1641,
That the said Archbishop shall present, to the said
House, the Names of such Persons as shall be by him
nominated to those Ecclesiastical Benefices, Promotions,
and Dignities, that are in his disposing; to be approved
of first by the said House, before they be collated and
instituted: And the said Archbishop hath not as yet
named any Person to the said House, to be collated or
instituted to the said Vicarage, being void; whereby the
Cure of the said Church and Vicarage remaineth unserved; and the Souls of the Parishioners being about
Two thousand Communicants in Number, a great People,
are wholly neglected: Which the Lords and Commons
taking into serious Consideration, For the Supply of an
able and godly Minister in the said Church, to officiate
the Cure there, until such Person as shall be nominated
by the said Archbishop, and approved by the said House
of Peers, be collated, instituted, and inducted, into the
said Vicarage; and, for the Provision of fit Maintenance
for the said Minister for the Officiating therein; do constitute ... ordain, That Thomas Plummer and Thomas
Dike Esquires, Alexander Osbane senior, James Holden,
Thomas Weller senior, Thomas Bigg senior, and John Robson junior, Parishioners of the said Parish of Cranbrook,
or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority,
and they are hereby required, to sequester the Vicarage
House, and all the Tythes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever
of the said Vicarage; and to appoint Collectors for the
Gathering and Receiving of them, as they, in their Discretion, shall think fit: And shall have Power to pay the
same unto John Williamson Clerk, Master of Arts, a
godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is hereby required, and appointed to preach every Lord's Day, and
to officiate as Vicar, and to take Care for the Discharge
of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof,
until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of
Parliament: And if any shall refuse to pay unto the said
Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors
by them appointed, any of the Rents, Duties, or lawful
Fees, accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof
by the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto
either House of Parliament, the Lords and Commons
do Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers
according to their several Offences and Contempts.