March 1642
An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the Safety and Defence of the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales

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History of Parliament Trust

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C.H. Firth, R.S. Rait (eds)

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1911

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1-5

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'March 1642: An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the Safety and Defence of the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 1-5. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=55727 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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ORDINANCES AND ACTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND PROTECTORATE.

March 1641/2

[5 March, 1641/2.]

Whereas there hath been of late a most dangerous and desperate Design upon the House of Commons, which we have just Cause to believe to be an Effect of the bloody Counsels of Papists and other ill-affected Persons, who have already raised a Rebellion in the Kingdom of Ireland, and, by reason of many Discoveries, we cannot but fear they will proceed not only to stir up the like Rebellion and Insurrections in this Kingdom of England, but also to back them with forces from abroad; for the Safety, therefore, of His Majesty's Person, the Parliament, and Kingdom, in this Time of imminent Danger, it is Ordained by the Lords and Commons now in Parliament assembled that Henry Earl of Holland shall be Lieutenant of the County of Berks; Oliver Earl of Bollingbrooke shall be Lieutenant of the County of Bedds; William Lord Pagett shall be Lieutenant of the County of Bucks; Dudley Lord North shall be Lieutenant of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely; James Lord Strang shall be Lieutenant of the County of Chester, and of the County of the City of Chester; John Lord Robertes shall be Lieutenant of the County of Cornwall; William Lord Gray of Warke shall be Lieutenant of the County of Cumberland; John Earl of Rutland shall be Lieutenant of the County of Derby; William Earl of Bedds shall be Lieutenant of the County of Devon, and of the County of the City of Exon; Sir John Bankes, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, shall be Lieutenant of the Isle of Purbecke, and Constable of Corff Castle, in the County of Dorsett; William Earl of Salisbury shall be Lieutenant of the County of Dorsett, and the County and Town of Poole; Sir Henry Vane, Senior, shall be Lieutenant of the County Palatine of Durham; Robert Earl of Warwick shall be Lieutenant of the County of Essex; George Lord Chandoys shall be Lieutenant of the County of Gloucester, and the County of the City of Gloucester; Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery shall be Lieutenant of the County of Southampton, the Town and County of Southampton, and the Isle of Wight; William Earl of Salisbury shall be Lieutenant of the County of Hertford; Francis Lord Dacres shall be Lieutenant of the County of Hereford; Edward Lord Kymbolton shall be Lieutenant of the County of Huntingdon; Robert Earl of Leicester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Kent, and the City and County of Canterbury; Phillip Lord Wharton shall be Lieutenant of the County of Lancaster; Henry Earl of Stamford shall be Lieutenant of the County of Leicester; Theophilus Earl of Lincolne shall be Lieutenant of the Parts of Kestaven and Holland, within the County of Lyncolne, and for the County of the City of Lincolne; Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham shall be Lieutenant of the Parts of Lindsey, within the County of Lyncolne; Henry Earl of Holland shall be Lieutenant of the County of Midds; Henry Lord Spencer shall be Lieutenant of the County of Northampton, John Earl of Clare shall be Lieutenant of the County of Notts, and the Town and County of Nottingham; Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, Lord High Admiral of England, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Northumberland, and Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Port of Barwicke; Robert Earl of Warwicke shall be Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk, and the County and City of Norwich; William Lord Viscount Say and Seale shall be Lieutenant of the County of Oxon; David Earl of Exon shall be Lieutenant of the County of Rutland; Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Salopp; William Marquis of Hertford shall be Lieutenant of the County of Som'sett; Robert Earl of Essex, Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Stafford, and the County of the City of Lichfeild; James Earl of Suffolk shall be Lieutenant of the County of Suffolke; Charles Earl of Nottingham shall be Lieutenant of the County of Surrey; Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, Lord High Admiral of England, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Sussex; Robert Lord Brooke shall be Lieutenant of the County of Warwick, and of the City and County of Coventry; Henry Earl of Cumberland shall be Lieutenant of the County of Westmorland; Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery shall be Lieutenant of the County of Wilts; Edward Lord Howard of Escrigg shall be Lieutenant of the County of Worcester, and the County of the City of Worcester; Denzill Hollis, Esquire, shall be Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristoll; Robert Earl of Essex shall be Lieutenant of the County of Yorke, the County of the City of Yorke, and the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull; Phillip Lord Herbert shall be Lieutenant of the County of Monmouth; Algernoone Earl of Northumberland shall be Lieutenant of the Isle of Anglesey; Phillip Lord Herbert shall be Lieutenant of the County of Brecon; Richard Earl of Carbery, in the Kingdom of Ireland, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Cardigan; Richard Earl of Carbery, in the Kingdom of Ireland, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Carmarthen, and the County of the Borough of Carmarthen; Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery shall be Lieutenant of the County of Carnarvon; Bazill Lord Newenham shall be Lieutenant of the County of Denbigh; Bazill Lord Newenham shall be Lieutenant of the County of Flints; Phillip Lord Herbert shall be Lieutenant of the County of Glamorgan; Robert Earl of Essex shall be Lieutenant of the County of Mountgomery; Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery shall be Lieutenant of the County of Merioneth: Edward Lord Little ton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Radnor; Algernoone Earl of Northumberland shall be Lieutenant of the County of Pembrooke and the Town and County of Haverford West; and severally and, respectively have Power to assemble and call together all and singular His Majesty's Subjects, within the said several and respective Counties and Places, as well within Liberties as without, that are meet and fit for the Wars; and them to train, exercise, and put in Readiness; and them, after their Abilities and Faculties, well and sufficiently, from Time to Time, to cause to be arrayed and weaponed, and to take the Muster of them in Places most fit for that Purpose. And the aforesaid Henry Earl of Holland, Olliver Earl of Bullingbrooke, William Lord Pagett, Dudley Lord North, James Lord Straing, John Lord Robartes, William Lord Gray of Warke, John Earl of Rutland, William Earl of Bedds, Sir John Banks, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, William Earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry Vane Senior, Robert Earl of Warwick, George Lord Chandeys, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Francis Lord Dacres, Edward Lord Kymbolton, Robert Earl of Leicester, Phillip Lord Wharton, Henry Earl of Stamford, Theophilus Earl of Lincolne, Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, Henry Lord Spencer, John Earl of Clare, Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, William Lord Viscount Say & Seale, David Earl of Exon, Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, William Marquis of Hertford, Robert Earl of Essex, James Earl of Suffolk, Charles Earl of Notts, Robert Lord Brooke, Henry Earl of Cumberland, Edward Lord Howard of Escrigg, Denzill Hollis, Esquire, Phillip Lord Herbert, Richard Earl of Carberry, and Basill Lord Newenham, shall severally and respectively have Power, within the several and respective Counties and Places aforesaid, to nominate and appoint such Persons of Quality as to them shall seem meet, to be their Deputy Lieutenants, to be approved of by both Houses of Parliament: And that any one or more of the said Deputies, so assigned and approved of, in the Absence, or by the Command, of the said Henry Earl of Holland, Olliver Earl of Bollingbrooke, William Lord Pagett, Dudley Lord North, James Lord Straing, John Lord Roberts, William Lord Gray of Warke, John Earl of Rutland. William Earl of Bedds. Sir John Banks, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, William Earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry Vane Senior, Robert Earl of Warwick, George Lord Chandoys, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgom'y, Francis Lord Dacres, Edward Lord Kymbolton, Robert Earl of Leicester, Phillip Lord Wharton, Henry Earl of Stamford, Theophilus Earl of Lincolne, Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, Henry Lord Spencer, John Earl of Clare, Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, William Lord Viscount Say & Seale, David Earl of Exon, Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, William Marquis of Hertford, Robert Earl of Essex, James Earl of Suffolke, Charles Earl of Notts, Robert Lord Brooke, Henry Earl of Cumberland, Edward Lord Howard of Escrigg, Denzill Hollis, Esquire, Phillip Lord Herbert, Richard Earl of Carbery in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Bazill Lord Newenham, shall have Power and Authority to do and execute, within the said several and respective Counties and Places to them assigned as aforesaid, all such Powers and Authorities before in this present Ordinance contained: And the aforesaid Henry Earl of Holland, Olliver Earl of Bullingbrooke, William Lord Pagett, Dudley Lord North, James Lord Straing, Jo n Lord Robarts, William Lord Gray of Warke, John Earl of Rutland, William Earl of Bedford, Sir John Banks, Knight, William Earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry Vane Senior, Robert Earl of Warwick, George Lord Chandoys, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Francis Lord Dacres, Edward Lord Kymbolton, Robert Earl of Leicester, Phillip Lord Wharton, Henry Earl of Stamford, Theophilus Earl of Lyncolne, Francis Lord Willoughby; of Parham, Henry Lord Spencer, John Earl of Clare, Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, William Lord Viscount Say and Seale, David Earl of Exeter, Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, William Lord Marquis of Hertford, Robert Earl of Essex, James Earl of Suffolke, Charles Earl of Notts, Robert Lord Brooke, Henry Earl of Cumberland, Edward Lord Howard of Escrigg, Denzill Hollis, Esquire, Phillip Lord Herbert, Richard Earl of Carbery, and Bazill Lord Newenham, shall have Power to make Colonels and Captains, and other Officers, and to remove them out of their Places, and make others from Time to Time, as they shall think fit for that Purpose; And the said Henry Earl of Holland, Olliver Earl of Bullingbrooke, William Lord Pagett, Dudley Lord North, James Lord Straing, John Lord Robarts, William Lord Gray of Warke, John Earl of Rutland, William Earl of Bedds, Sir John Banks, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, William Earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry Vane Senior, Robert Earl of Warwick, George Lord Chandoys, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke, Francis Lord Dacres, Edward Lord Kymbolton, Robert Earl of Leicester, Phillip Lord Wharton, Henry Earl of Stamford, Theophilus Earl of Lincolne, Francis Lord Willoughby de Parham, Henry Lord Spencer, John Earl of Clare, Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, William Lord Viscount Say and Seale, David Earl of Exon, Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, William Marquis of Hertford, Robert Earl of Essex, James Earl of Suffolke, Charles Earl of Notts, Robert Lord Brooke, Henry Earl of Cumberland, Edward Lord Howard of Escrigg, Denzill Hollis, Esquire, Phillip Lord Herbert, Richard Earl of Carbery, and Bazill Lord Newonham, their Deputy or Deputies, in their Absence, or by their Command, shall have Power to lead, conduct, and employ the Persons aforesaid, arrayed and weaponed, for the Suppression of all Rebellions, Insurrections, and Invasions, that may happen within the several and respective Counties and Places; and shall have further Power and Authority to lead, conduct, and employ the Persons aforesaid, arrayed and weaponed, as well whichin their said several and respective Counties and Places as within any other Part of this Realm of England, or Dominion of Wales, for the Suppression of all Rebellions, Insurrections and Invasions that may happen, according as they from Time to Time shall receive Directions from the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament.

And be it further Ordained, That Sir John Gaire, Sir Jacobb Garrett, Knights and Aldermen, Thomas Atkin, Alderman, Sir John Wallaston, Knight and Alderman, John Warner, John Towes, Alderman, Serjeant Major General Skippon, or any Three or more of them, together with Randolph Manwaring, William Gibbs, John Fowke, James Bunce, Francis Peck, Samuell Warner, James Russell, Nathaniell Wright, William Berkley, Alexander Normington, Stephen Estwick, Owen Rowe, Citizens of London, or any Six or more of them, shall have such Power and Authority, within the City of London and the Liberties thereof, as any of the Lieutenants before named are authorized to have, by this Ordinance, within their said several and respective Counties (the Nomination and Appointment of Deputy Lieutenants only excepted).

And it is further Ordained, That such Persons as shall not obey in any of the Premises shall answer their Neglect and Contempt to the Lords and Commons in a Parliamentary Way, and not otherwise, nor elsewhere; and that every the Powers granted as aforesaid shall continue until it shall be otherwise Ordered or Declared by both Houses of Parliament, and no longer.