Die Jovis, 8 Septembris, 1642.
Ship stayed, &c.
A LETTER from Harwich, of the Fifth of September,
concerning the Stay of a Holland Hoy, laden with
Fifteen Barrels of Gunpowder, and other Provisions
mentioned in a Note inclosed, was read: And
It is Ordered, That the Mayor make farther Search of
the Hoy, take the Gunpowder on Shore, and Stay both it
and the Hoy, till he receive farther Order from this
House; and that the Examination of this Business be
referred to the Committee for Informations.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Informations, of the Charge against Sir Robert Dillington, That
he did confess * * * *
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Robert Dillington, now in the Serjeant's Custody, as a Delinquent, shall
be forthwith bailed, upon such Bail as this House shall
Affairs in Essex.
Mr. Grimston gives the House an Account of his Proceedings in the County of Essex, in what Distemper he
found it, and how he left it in a Calm.
He likewise related, That the Two Hundreds about
Colchester had brought in, upon the Propositions, above
Six thousand Pounds in Money.
Member thanked, &c.
It is Ordered, That Mr. Grimston have Thanks returned him from this House, for the very good Service he
has done: And that he return Thanks to the Town of
Colchester, and the Two Hundreds thereabouts, for their
Willingness they have shewed to contribute to the great
Necessities of the Kingdom, at this time.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to draw the Declaration for the County of Essex,
to consider of some Instructions to be made for the County
of Essex, for the Disarming of the Recusants, and other
ill-affected Persons of that County, to the Proceedings
Money seized, &c.
Ordered, That out of the Fifty Pounds wanting Twelve
Pence, seized on by the Mayor and Sheriff of Norwiche,
pretended to belong to Captain Treswell, who was there
raising Men against the Parliament, there shall be deducted to the Sheriffs of Norwiche, for their Charges in
bringing up the said Treswell to London, Fifteen Pounds;
and to the Gaoler at Norwiche, for his Fees and Charges,
Three Pounds Five Shillings; and to Samuel Voute, Innkeeper, for Charges of the Horses, and bringing them
and Treswell's Men up to London, Eleven Pounds Nine
Shillings; and the rest of the Monies to be carried to
Guildhall, there to be kept till further Order: And the
Horses are to be delivered to the Lord General: And
Rich. Gilbert shall be forthwith discharged.
Raising Forces. Message to Lords.
An Ordinance for the Enabling the Lord of Kerry,
and his Officers, to beat up their Drums, for the Raising
of Two thousand Men for the Service of Munster, was
this Day read; and ordered to be sent up to the Lords
by Sir Wm. Ogle: And that he put the Lords in mind of
the Ordinance for Transporting of a Thousand Men out
of Ulster into Munster, by Captain Tomson's Ships; and
of the Answer to the Scotts Declaration: And Sir Wm.
Strickland carried up to him the Order concerning
Cloaths for the Regiments in Ulster.
Proceedings concerning Gibbs, &c.
Upon the Petition of Dr. Gibbs, Doctor of Physick,
now in Restraint (for that there was taken in his House
the Countess of Nethesdale, and Two Persons more in
her Company, who were apprehended upon Suspicion of
being Priests) desiring to be bailed;
It is Ordered, That the said Dr. Gibbs be forthwith
bailed, upon such Bail as this House shall approve: And
that it be referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's
Bench, to proceed against the said Dr. Gibbs, and the
said Countess of Nethesdale, according to Law.
The humble Petition of Sir Roger Twisden, now in the
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Roger Twisden,
according to his Petition, be forthwith bailed.
Earl of Pembroke's Indemnity.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Indemnity of
Philip Earl of Pembroke, and the Lady Anne his Wife,
and the Heirs of the said Lady Anne, notwithstanding
any Office to be found by the Earl of Cumberland, &c.;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent
up to the Lords by Mr. Solicitor.
Disposing of Powder, &c.
Ordered, That the Fifteen Barrels of Powder stayed
at Harwich, in the Dutch Hoy, be sent up to London,
and bought here, to be disposed of for the Use of the Parliament: And that the Ship be farther searched: And,
that if they find no other Lading than what is mentioned
in the Schedule, that the Ship be forthwith discharged.
Upon the humble Petition of F. Lake of Greenwich,
Clerk, now in the Serjeant's Custody, for reading the
King's Declaration, in the Parish Church, upon the
Command of Dr. Crighton; expressing his Sorrow for it;
It is Ordered, That he be forthwith discharged.
Military Affairs at Sherburne.
A Letter from before Sherburne, Tuesday the 6th of
September, 1642, relating the Condition of the Army
before that Place, and the Proceedings and Passages.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
declare, that they are well satisfied that the Earl of Bedford, Colonel Holles, Colonel Essex, and the rest of the
prime Officers, and Gentlemen of the Country, intrusted
by this House, have done their Duty in this Action before
Sherburne: And that Thanks be returned unto them.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Lord General,
and the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, to
send new Supplies speedily to Sherborne, and Provisions
of Cannon, and other Necessaries, fit for the speedy Assaulting of that Town: And that Lieutenant Smyth be
recommended to the Lord General, to consider of his
good Services, and of some Reward of them.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir H. Vane junior,
Sir Tho. Barrington, and Mr. Grimston, be added to the
Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Inconveniencies by Members frequenting Committee.
Sir Christ. Yelverton is appointed to go to the Lords,
to acquaint their Lordships with the Inconveniencies that
come to the Business, by the frequent coming of Members
of both Houses to the Committee for the Defence of the
Kingdom, whiles they are in the Debate of Businesses:
And that if they shall think fit, that the Members of their
House may forbear to come, this House will likewise lay
an Injunction upon their Members to forbear to come,
while they are in Debate of Businesses.
Surrender of Portesmouth.
A Letter from the Committee at Portesmouth, of the
7th of September; concerning the Surrender of the Town,
and the Articles and the Conditions of the Surrendering
of it was read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of Sir Wm. Lewis to be Governor of the Town
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of the Action of the Taking in of Portesmouth:
And that the Committee and the rest of the Officers and
Gentlemen, have Thanks returned them from this House:
And that Mr. Pym write this Letter of Thanks.
Disorders by Soldiers.
A Letter from the Committee at Northampton, of the
7th of September, concerning the Disorders of the Soldiers;
and concerning a Desire of the Lord General's hastening
to come down to the Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it be recommended
to the Lord General, That according to his Commission,
he take especial Care for the Restraining and Punishing
Disorders in the Soldiers, according to the Custom of
The Lords Concurrence is to be desired herein: And
was carried up by Sir Tho. Barrington.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Christ. Yelverton brings Answer, That the Lords
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Licence to go to France.
Ordered, upon the humble Petition of the Lady Anne
Audley of Beerchurche in the County of Essex, The said
Lady Anne Audley shall have Licence for Herself, Four
Children, Two Men Servants, and Two Maid Servants,
to go into France, or other Part beyond Seas, to her Husband Sir Henry Audley; provided she carry no prohibited
Goods with her.
Order respecting DeaneForest, &c.
The and Commons, now assembled in Parliament, have thought fit, and do Order, That, notwithstanding any Warrant from his Majesty to the contrary,
Sir Bainham Throckmorton, Jo. Taylor, and Jo. Gunninge,
shall forthwith pay unto his Majesty's Receiver General
of the County of Gloucester, the Sum of Three thousand
Three hundred and Seventy-five Pounds due by them,
upon an Agreement with his Majesty's Commissioners of
his Treasury, to be paid on the First of this Month, for a
Proportion of Wood, which is to be delivered unto them
out of the Forest of Deane: And the said Receiver is
hereby ordered and required to pay the same over, according to such Warrants as the said Commissioners have
given him therein, viz. the Sum of One hundred and Fifty
Pounds unto Mr. Edw. Tiringham; and Three thousand
Two hundred and Twenty-five Pounds unto the Earl of
Salisburye, towards Satisfaction of certain Tallies levied
on the said Receiver, by Warrant under the Great Seal
of England, for Repayment of Money lent by the said
Earl unto his Majesty. And the said and Commons do Declare, That the said Sir Bainham Throckmorton, Jo. Taylor, and Jo. Gunninge, and the said Receiver, shall in their so doing, be protected by the Power
and Authority of Parliament: And the said Sir Bainham
Throckmorton, Jo. Taylor, and Jo. Gunninge, shall have
and enjoy the full Benefit of their said Agreement with
his Majesty's said Commissioners, without any Interruption from his Majesty's Officers, or any other Person
Sir Tho. Dacres is appointed to carry up this Order
to the Lords.
Sir Tho. Barrington brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree with this House, in the Vote concerning the Lord
General's punishing the Disorders in Soldiers.
Petition from a Prisoner.
The humble Petition of Sir Jo. Lucas Knight, who
stands committed by Order of this House, was this Day
read; and nothing done upon it.
Commissaries in Cambridge.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament
assembled, That the Persons whose Names are hereunder
written, or One or more of them, shall be authorized
and appointed Treasurers and Commissaries in the several
Places hereunder expressed for them, within the County
of Cambridge and Isle of Eley; to receive, view, and prize
all Monies, Plate, Horse, and Arms, that shall be subscribed and brought unto them, by virtue of the Propositions of the House of Parliament; viz.
For the East Side of Cambridgeshire:
Sir James Reynold Knight, James Reynolds Esquire,
Thomas Symonds Esquire.
For the West Side of Cambridgeshire:
Sir Thomas Martin Knight, Thomas Ducket Esquire,
Dudley Pope Esquire.
For the Isle of Eley.
Sir Michael Sands, junior, Knight, John Hubbard, Esquire, Wm. Barnes, Esquire.
Ordered, That Monsieur Soubize shall have Licence
to send over Six Coach Horses into France.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr.
Ellis, Mr. Darley, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Symonds D'Ewes,
Sir Wm. Ogle, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rolls, Mr. John Goodwyn, be added to the Committee formerly appointed to
consider of the Condition of the Judges in Ireland: And
they, or any Six of them, are to meet when and where
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapilton shall have Leave
to go with the Lord General.
Prisoners in the Tower.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Lords and Commons appointed to consider of the Great
Seal being out of the Custody of the Lord Keeper, to take
into their Consideration, what Course is fit to be taken
for the stricter Keeping in Custody the Prisoners that are
in the Tower: And likewise to consider what other Places
is fit to be provided for the Keeping of Prisoners in:
And to meet when and where they please.
E. of Holland.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Order of Eleven hundred Pounds for the
Earl of Holland.
Conveying Arms, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Dunch shall have Leave to convey
Six Case of Pistols, Four Horse and great Saddles, Two
Drums and Six Carabines.
Person to be brought in.
Ordered, That the Serjeant do bring in Mr. Darrell,
Cloaths taken from Carrier.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde report, To-morrow
Morning, the Order concerning the Carrier that had the
Soldiers Cloaths taken from him.
Sir Thomas Dacres brings Answer, That he delivered
the Bill to the Lords, and that the Lords do agree to the
Order for the Lord of Salisbury.
Capt. Gen. of Ireland.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration
To-morrow, a Captain General for Ireland.
Bringing in Plate, &c.
Ordered, That the Propositions and Instructions for the
Bringing in of ..... or Plate, within the City of Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, shall be directed to
the Burgesses and Assistants of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and to such other Persons as they shall think
fit to employ.
Mr. Solicitor, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Wm.
Armyn, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Rigby, Mr.
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Letter
from the Lord Keeper; and the Inconvenience by having
the Great Seal out of the Custody of the sworn Officer;
and to make a Declaration thereof to the Kingdom; And
are to meet when and where they please.
Upon the Information of Sir Tho. Dacres, a Member
of this House, That Jo. Bond, and * Warren of Waltham
Abbey, had come in an illegal manner, and entered upon
his Grounds, and pulled down his Pales and Inclosure;
It is Ordered, That the said Bond and Warren be
summoned forthwith to appear.
Persons to be examined.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Intelligence, where Mr. Whittacre has the Chair, to take
the Examination of the Business concerning the Under
Sheriff of Huntingtonshire, and those of that County, sent
for up hither; and to report the same to the House.