Die Jovis, 14 Julii, 1642.
Payment to Thomson, &c.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons,
in Parliament, That the Treasurers for the Subscriptions for Ireland shall pay unto Maurice Thomson, and
other Merchants, Three thousand Pounds, being in Part
of Seven thousand Pounds due unto them upon the Irish
Respited and referred to the Committee for Adventurers; who are to sit this Afternoon; and to bring * * * *.
Collectors of Money.
Sir Ro. Crane, Mr. White, Mr. Peard, Mr. Browne,
Sir Jo. Potts, Mr. Grimston, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Sam.
Rolle, Mr. Catlyn, are appointed to consider of the
Clause in the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds,
concerning the Collectors; and to frame some Order
upon it, that may prevent any Inconvenience that may
happen to that Service, by the Collectors neglecting or
refusing that Service: And are to meet To-morrow, at
Two post Meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Bringing in Money, &c.
Ordered, That the Knights of Hertfordshire, and the
Lord Cramborne, Mr. Robert Cecil, Captain Wingate,
and Sir Jo. Harrison, do go down into Hertfordshire, to
be at Hertford To-morrow, at the Assizes, to advance
the Propositions for Bringing in of Money, Plate, and
Horse; and to propound them to the Country.
Reformado Officers, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That those Reformadoes
that were unwillingly omitted when the other Reformadoes were listed and paid, shall be now listed and paid
from the Time that the other Reformadoes are paid.
Ordered, That the Lord General be desired to appoint
a Time when the Officers Reformado shall appear before
him, that he may see which of them are fit for Employment under his Command; and to take such as shall be
found fit for it, into Pay, as Officers appointed to have
whole Pay: And that, in the mean time, they shall have
a Week's Pay as Reformadoes.
Resolved, upon the Question, That such of the Officers
Reformado as were listed under the Quality they served
in formerly, shall be listed into such Places they formerly
served in; and from henceforth be paid according to the
Quality of those Places.
Resolved, upon the Question, That those Officers that
now have presented themselves, shall be listed into Pay
as Reformadoes, according to the Quality of the Places
they formerly served in; and be paid from Tuesday last.
Resolved, &c. That the Captains Reformado Officers
shall be allowed Half Pay for their Horses, for the time
Resolved, &c. That they shall bring their Horses to the
Place of Rendezvous; and there to enter into Pay.
Resolved, &c. That the several Officers shall enter into
their Indenture by Tuesday next, or else to be discharged.
Resolved, &c. That, after their Muster at the Place of
Rendezvous ... shall be forthwith sent away.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth not consent to
the Proposition for the Sixty-two Days.
Resolved, &c. That the Ministers of those Troops
shall be allowed Pay from the First of July: And the
Ministers of the Regiments shall have their Pay likewise
from that Time.
Resolved, That the Propositions concerning Waggons
shall be referred to the Committee of Adventurers of this
The Question being put, That they might have Pay
from the first time they attended the Committee; that
they might have Trumpets, Standards, Banners, &c. allowed them; and Scythes, and Sickles, and Gunsmiths;
It was Resolved in the Negative.
The Petition of Wm. Gwatkin was read; and he
called in; and justified the Words contained therein:
Person sent for.
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Wm. Hill
shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent. And
Resolved, &c. That Humphrey Dicary, the Under
Sheriff for the County of Hereforde, be forthwith summoned to attend this House.
Vindicating Proceedings of the House.
Mr. Reignolds, Mr. Strode, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Sir Tho.
Widdrington, Mr. Kirle, Sir Sym. D'Ewes, Sir Tho.
This Committee is to take into their Consideration the
Drawing of an Order, authorizing any of the Members
that shall be present at the publick Assizes, to vindicate
the Proceedings of this House, if any Imputations be
cast on them by any upon the Bench.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish
of St. Peters, in the Town and Port of Sandwiche in the
County of Kent, who have hereunto subscribed, was
It was Ordered, That this House shall recommend
Mr. John Durant, an orthodox Divine, to be Lecturer
for the Town of Sandwiche, to preach there every Wednesday in the Forenoon: And the Parson or Vicar of
the said Parish is required to suffer him to preach there
Mr. Lisle reports the Order for preventing the Billeting of Soldiers, in Lynn, Yarmouth, and other Towns,
against the Wills of the Inhabitants: Which was read;
and upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to
be carried up to the Lords, by Mr. Lisle, for their Concurrence herein.
Mr. Lisle immediately carried up the Order, before it
could be entered.
Aspersions on Parliament.
Mr. Strode reports from the Committee appointed to
consider of an Order to prevent Aspersions that may be
cast on the Proceedings of Parliament, by Persons disaffected to the Parliament, at the General Assizes, That
the Committee was of Opinion to make no Order herein; but to leave it to those that shall be on the Bench at
the Assizes, to discharge their Duties herein, if any such
Occasion be offered by any; so the House rest satisfied
with this Opinion of the Committee.
Answer to King's Message.
Mr. Hollis reports from the Committee, the Answer
to be presented by the Messengers that go to his Majesty
with the Petition, to the Message received Yesterday
from his Majesty, as followeth;
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Messengers appointed by both Houses, to present their Petition to his Majesty, be authorized to represent unto him,
that, since the Framing and Preparing of the Petition,
they have received from his Majesty a Message concerning the Delivery of Hull; to which they conceive the
Petition gave a full Answer; Setting forth the Resolution
of both Houses, and their humble Desires unto his Majesty in that Particular: By which may be seen the
Clearness of their Proceedings; and how ready and
desirous they are to give his Majesty all just Satisfaction,
so far as will stand with the Discharge of the Trust
which the Kingdom hath reposed in them:
Which was read; and, upon the Question, assented
unto: And Ordered to be sent up unto the Lords, to
desire their Concurrence herein.
Assembly of Divines.
Ordered, That Mr. Hill, Mr. Prideaux, and Sir Tho.
Widdrington, do peruse the Bill for calling the Assembly
of Divines, whether the Time be out for the Meeting of
that Assembly; the Bill having laid a good while with
Ordered, That all the Members of this House that
have subscribed for the Bringing in of Horse, Money, or
Plate, do bring the same in, according to their several
Subscriptions, by Tuesday next: And that a Report be
then made to the House, what Members do make Fail
Magazine from Hull.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Aiscough, Sir Sam. Ofeild,
Mr. Hatcher, and Mr. Bents, do go and view the Ships
that came with the Magazine from Hull; and inform
themselves, if any of it be disposed of since it came in
the River of Thames.
Ordered, That Mr. Long, Mr. Vassall, Alderman
Soames, Alderman Penington, and Captain Ven, do present To-morrow Morning, what Places, in the City of
London, the Magazine that came from Hull, may be
put into with most Conveniency.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That Captain Jo. Digby, shall be forthwith
summoned to attend this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, to consider what is the speediest
and fittest Course to be taken, for the Staying of those
Horses that are raising in Dorsettshire, under the Command of Captain Digby, from going to Yorke.
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Reynolds, Sir
Ro. Parkhurst, Captain Charles Price, Mr. Cromwell,
Mr. Rolle, Mr. Long, Sir Wm. Armyn;
This Committee, or any Four of them, have Power to
treat with such Gentlemen of Ireland, as they shall think
fit; and, from their Informations, consider of such Propositions as they shall think most necessary for the
Good of Munster, and the Service of Ireland; and present them to the House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and
so from time to time, as they shall think fit.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Henry
Brooks, and Wm. Marbury, Esquires, to be Deputy
Lieutenants of the County of Chester.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords have sent down a Letter which they have
received from the Earl of Warwick, with some Advisements, taken by a Council of War, upon some Orders
the Earl of Warwick received from both Houses.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Resolutions taken by the Council of War: And that the
Letter from the Earl of Warwick, and the Resolutions
thereupon taken, be referred to the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom; to make an Answer to the
Letter; and to acquaint him, That the House doth
approve of the Resolutions; and return him Thanks.
Assembly of Divines.
Sir Tho. Widdrington reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Bill for calling an Assembly
of Divines; whether the Divines nominated, may meet
by virtue of this Act; the First of July, which was the
Day for their first Appearance, being elapsed; That the
Committee is of Opinion, that the King should be moved
to pass this Bill; and a Committee appointed to prepare
a new Bill to prevent any Inconvenience that may happeu
by the Time being elapsed.
The same Committee is to prepare this Bill.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House do
nominate and approve of the Earl of Bedford to be
Lord General of the Horse.
Army to take Oaths.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to take Care of the Defence of the Kingdom, to
consider of some Way how the Officers and Soldiers of
the Army raised by the Parliament, may take the Oaths
of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the Protestation,
before their Names be entered.
House to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords have resolved to sit this Afternoon, at Five
of Clock; and do desire this House would do the like,
if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Ordered, That this House meet at Five of Clock.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House doth resolve to sit this Afternoon, at Five of
Clock, as is desired.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Parish of St. James
in Dover, be read this Afternoon, at Five of Clock.
Person to be summoned.
Ordered, That Dr. Wm. Heywood be summoned to
appear here at Five of Clock.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That George Bolton and Gervace Good
be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents.
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Lords agree to Orders.
The Lords do agree in the Three Orders to be sent
after the Messengers that are to present the Petition to
his Majesty; and likewise to the Order for nominating
the Earl of Bedford, General of the Horse.
A DRAUGHT of an Order for the Indemnity of the
Volunteers of the City of Gloucester, was this Day read;
and assented to; and ordered to be sent to the Lords.
Ordered, That this Order be made general for all Cities
and Towns, that shall desire it.
WHEREAS divers well-affected Persons, of the
City of Gloucester, and of the County of the City of
Gloucester, have of themselves, as Volunteers, been
drawn into the Field in Companies, to the Number of a
Hundred, or more; to the Intent only that thereby they
might be exercised in the Use of their Arms, and Order
of Marching, that so they might be the more able to do
Service for the King and Kingdom, when they shall be
called thereunto by Authority of Parliament: And although they did go forth in a peaceable Manner, yet
some Persons not well-affected to the Ordinance of Parliament for the Militia, did, with threatening Words,
discourage them: The Lords and Commons, taking the
Premises into Consideration, do Order, That the said
Persons and Inhabitants of the said City and County of
the said City of Gloucester shall have the Authority of
both Houses of Parliament for their Security and Idemnity, for such their so Training already passed: And
that they may hereafter have a Warrant from the Lord
Lieutenant of that City and County, appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, or from some of his Deputies, to give
them Power, in an orderly and peaceable Sort, to draw
forth in Companies such as are willing to submit themselves to the Ordinance of Parliament: And that they
and their Officers, in a peaceable Sort, may train and
learn the Use of their Arms, at such convenient Times and
Places as shall be by them thought fit for that Purpose.
Disturbance in a Church.
The humble Petition of the Churchwarden and Parishioners of St. James, in Dover, complaining of a great
Disturbance and Interruption in the Church, in the Time
of Divine Service; occasioned by some, who, in Opposition to an Order of the House, would hinder Mr.
Vincent, recommended by this House to be their Lecturer; and who had quietly preached there for these
Eight Months last passed; was this Day read.
And divers of the Petitioners, being at the Door, were
called in; and did avow the Petition, and every Particular: And
It was thereupon Resolved, upon the Question, That
Mr. Jo. Jacob, Mr. Edw. Kemp, Mr. Wm. Legent, and
Mr. Jo. Woodgreene, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, to answer their Contempt of the Order of this
House, and their Misdemeanor in causing that great
Disturbance and Tumult in the Church, in the Time of
Gibson's, &c. Arrears.
Ordered, That Lieutenant Colonel Gibson and Captain
Edw. Brett shall have the Arrears of their personal
Entertainment, for their Service in the late Northern
Expedition, paid; it appearing, upon Sir Wm. Uvedale's
Certificate, what is due unto them.
Proceedings against Heywood.
Doctor Heywood, who was summoned in the Forenoon,
was now called in; and, being demanded, whether he commanded his Curate to read his Majesty's last Declaration;
did confess, that his Curate did bring unto him the Book,
and asked him what he should do; that he read it, and
advised upon it, and wished his Curate to read it.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Doctor Heywood
shall be forthwith sent, as a Prisoner, to the Fleete, there
to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Long, Sir Ro. Crane, Mr.
Reynolds, Mr. Cromwell, are to acquaint the Officers
designed for Munster with the Votes this Day passed in
the House concerning the Propositions made by them to
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Francklyn, Mr. Browne, Sir
Edmund Montefort, Sir Jo. Potts, be added to the Committee that is appointed to treat with such Gentlemen of
Ireland, as they shall think fit, concerning the Affairs of