Die Sabbati, 26 Novembris, 1642.
St. Ives Lecturer.
THE humble Petition of divers of the Inhabitants
of St. Ives was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Order formerly made, for Mr.
Tookey to be Lecturer of St. Ives in the County of
Huntingdon, shall be revived, and confirmed.
Person sent for.
Resolved, That Mr. Downehall, Vicar of St. Ives, and
Mr. Reynolds the Curate there, be forthwith sent for, as
Delinquents; for their Contempt, in refusing to obey the
Orders of this House, for admitting Mr. Tookey to be
Sufferers at Old Brentford.
The humble Petition of all and every the Inhabitants of
the Town of Old Brentford, in the County of Middlesex,
. . . . . And.
It is Ordered, That the Ministers of Middlesex, and of
those Parishes that are partly Middlesex, and partly of
London, do, the next Fast Day, read in their several Parish Churches the Relation of the Sufferings of the Inhabitants of Old Brentford, on the Twelfth and Thirteenth
of this Month, by his Majesty's Forces: And that they
do excite the People to a compassionate Consideration of
them: And that whatsoever shall be collected upon the
next Fast Day, within the Parishes aforesaid, may be
employed for the Relief of the Inhabitants of Old Brentford aforesaid, and of such of New Brentford as have
been plundered and ruined by the Forces aforesaid.
London Poor, &c.
Ordered, That the Collection at the next Fast within
the City of London and Suburbs, be employed for the Relief of the Poor of London, notwithstanding the Order of
the Two-and-twentieth of September; by which Order the
Monies collected upon the said Fast is to be employed for
the Relief of the Poor of Coleraine in Ireland; excepting
the Collection in those three Parishes, which are partly
Middlesex, and partly London; the which is ordered to be
employed for the Relief of the Inhabitants of Brentford,
plundered and ruined by his Majesty's Forces.
The humble Petition of Mr. Edmund Bower, Prisoner
in the Compter, by an Order from the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom.
The humble Petition of Samuel Mason, Citizen and Upholster of the Parish of Christ-church, London, who was
committed Prisoner to the Compter, for refusing to carry
Arms in his own Person, was this Day read; and ordered
to be referred to the Committee for Examinations.
Sheriff not to publish Proclamations.
The Under Sheriff of the County of Kent was called
in: And being demanded, Whether he had received any
Writs or Proclamations; said, He had received some:
Which he was commanded to deliver in; and not to publish them: And for his Obedience herein he shall be
The humble Petition of Peter Walley, a Prisoner in
the Gatehouse, was this Day read; and referred to the
Committee for Examinations.
Removing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Mr. Cheslyn, now a Prisoner in Colchester Gaol, by a former Order of this House, be removed
from that Prison to some House in Colchester: And that
he give good Security for his true Imprisonment.
East Barfold Lecturer.
Ordered, That the Town of East Barfold shall have
Mr. Rich. Moore to be their Lecturer there, to preach
every Sunday in the Afternoon, and Wednesday in the
Ordinance of Supply.
The Ordinance for assessing Monies, with the Names
to be intrusted therewith, was read; and the Names
assented unto: And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Browne do bring in the like
Ordinance for Assessing of Monies, and Rating of Persons, in the Country, on Monday Morning: And that he
carry up to the Lords this Ordinance for Assessing of Monies in the Cities of London, Westminster, and Suburbs.
Divers Letters from Plymouth, Exon, and Barnstaple,
expressing and setting... the State of those Western Parts,
in relation to the Cavaliers, and to Marquis Hertford.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
to desire that the Earl of Pembroke, long since chosen
General of the Western Counties, may speedily repair
into those Parts for the Defence of those Parts.
It is farther Ordered, That these Letters from Cornewall and Devon be delivered at this Conference.
Sir Jo. Bamfield is to desire this Conference; and to
carry up the Orders for Fortifying and Defence of the
City of Exon; and for saving harmless the Mayor of
Exon, for not publishing the Proclamation of the Ninth
Mr. Strode, Mr. Pym, Mr. Rous, Mr. Prideaux, Mr.
Maynard, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Sir Jo. Bamfield went to the Committee for the Safety
of the Kingdom, to desire that the Lords would presently
sit, in regard this House has Occasio. * * * *.
An Ordinance for Setting forth of Ships for the Guard
of the Northern Coasts was this Day read; and, by Vote
upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be
sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Warrant to Blount.
Ordered, That Sir H. Blount shall have Mr. Speaker's
Warrant to transport himself beyond the Seas, with Two
Servants, and his Baggage usual in such Cases.
Letters from the Hagh.
Divers Letters from the Hagh, of November the 12th
and 13th; the One to Mr. Secretary Niclas, without a
Name; another to Mr. Piercy, without a Name; but
both thought to come from Mr. Webb, Secretary to the
Duke of Lenos and Richmond; and another from the
Duke of Richmond to Secretary Niclas; and another Letter from Mr. Wogan, from Pembrokeshire, of the 16th of
Ordered, That a Conference be desired upon these
Letters: And that they be desired to be published, with
some Observations upon them.
League with Holland.
Mr. Pym, Sir H. Vane senior, Mr. Pierrepointe, Sir
H. Vane junior, Mr. Holles, Mr. Rous, Mr. Whitlock,
are appointed to consider of some Propositions to be
presented to this House, for the Entering into a strict
League with the States of the United Provinces: And are
to meet when and where they please.
Sir Jo. Bamfield went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning some Letters received from Cornewall
and Devon; and some from the Hagh; and One from
Pembrokeshire, which much concerns and import the
Safety of the Kingdom.
Norfolk, &c. Association.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen that serve for the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, do meet this Afternoon together; to consider of an Association of those
Order respecting Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Masters and Keepers of the several
Prisons do make no Returns of any Prisoners committed
to their several and respective Custodies, by both or either
House, or any Committee of both or either House; or
any Authority derived from both or either House; or
any Committee of both or either House: And that
no such Returns be received, or allowed of, without first
acquainting One of the Houses of Parliament therewith:
And the Clerks of the Crown Office in the King's Bench
are hereby required to take Notice hereof; and to see,
that this Order in all Points be fully observed.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Pelham,
Mr. Whitlock, are appointed to consider of a Form of a
Warrant, to be used by all such as shall commit any Men
to Prisons, by Authority derived from both or either
House of Parliament, or from any Committee of both
or either House of Parliament; and to present it to the
Answers from Lords.
Sir Jo. Bamfield brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to a present Conference, as is desired: And to the
Two Orders, concerning the Securing the City of Exon;
and saving harmless the Mayor of Exon.
Mr. Browne brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Ordinance for assessing Monies; and to the Order
for Relief of Brentford.
Ordered, That the Letter from Sir Robert Harley and
Sir Ro. Coke, of the 22th of November, be referred to the
Committee for the Safety.
Pickering's Mission to Scotland.
Mr. Pym is appointed to bring in a Declaration to express Mr. Pickering's being employed in the Service;
and, by the Warrant and Authority of both Houses of
Parliament, in Scotland, for the Promoting such Things
there, as may conduce to the Peace of this Kingdom.
Demanding Murray of the Scotts.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Hill, are appointed to consider how far this State, by the Act of
Pacification, may demand Mr. Murray to be delivered,
being an Incendiary between the Two Kingdoms.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords have sent down this Order; which they
have thought fit to frame, for the Putting in Execution
of the Order for Raising of Monies for Maintenance of
the Army: They have named Five Members of their
House; and desire this House to name a proportionable
Number; to go this Afternoon to Guildhall, to put it in
The Names of their Members are, Earl of Manchester, Lord Viscount Say and Seal, Lord Wharton, Lord
Brooke, Lord Howard D'Escrig.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Vassall, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir Tho.
Soame, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Prideaux,
Mr. Purefrey, Mr. Strode, Mr. Pym.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Order: And have appointed a Committee
of a proportionable Number.
Raising Money in the Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Strode do move the Lords, on Monday next, by a Message, That they would advance the
Raising of Monies, among the Members and Assistants
of their House.
Money belonging to the King, &c.
Ordered, That the several Receivers, and all other Officers, appointed to receive and issue out any Monies that
belong to the King, Queen, and Prince, shall issue forth no
Monies whatsoever, that come into their several Charges
and Custody, without first acquainting this House therewith: And that, if they do, it shall be no Discharge for
them; but that this House will take Course to levy as
much upon their Estates, as they shall issue forth contrary
to this Order.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
And it is referred to the Committee for his Majesty's
Revenue, to see this Order put in Execution; especially
to Mr. Rous, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Marten, and Mr.
Reports to be made.
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, Mr. Serjeant
Wilde do make Report concerning the new Sheriffs, the
first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in
mind hereof: And that afterwards he make Report concerning the Great Seal; and concerning the Deans and
E. of Devon's, &c. Tenants.
Ordered, That the Tenants of the Earls of Devon and
Newcastle do pay such Monies and Rents as they have in
their Hands, due to the said Earls, to Sir Gilbert Gerard,
Treasurer at Wars, to be employed for the Service of the
Commonwealth: And for their so doing they shall be
saved harmless by Authority of both Houses of Parliament: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Committee for maimed Soldiers
shall take some Course to provide suits of Apparel for
such of the Soldiers of the Army, under the Earl of Essex,
as were taken Prisoners at Brentford, and stripped,
and are now returned, and listed in the Service of the
Ordered, That the Petition of Samuel Merry, a maimed
Soldier, be referred to the Committee for maimed Soldiers.
Ordered, That Dr. Heywood be forthwith brought
hither in safe Custody.
Ordered, That the Officers of the King's Bench do
return a List of the Names of such Prisoners as have
been bailed upon Writs of Habeas Corpus in the King's
Bench, this Term, on Monday next.
Resolved, That Sir Alexander Hope shall have his
Horses discharged, that are seized.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom do issue forth their Warrant to the Treasurer at
Wars, to pay unto Mr. Holland and Mr. Jennour Two
hundred Pounds, for Relief of maimed Soldiers; to be
distributed according to the Directions of the Committee
for maimed Soldiers, as the former Monies have been.
Ordered, That the Treasurer at Wars do detain from
the several Colonels and Captains, One Month's Pay,
for the Soldiers which were maimed at the Battle at
Kyncton, and remain at Warwick, and thereabouts,
according to a List of the Number of the said several
wounded Soldiers, presented to the Committee for maimed Soldiers, and ordered to be delivered by the said
Committee, to the said Treasurer.
WHEREAS many of the Inhabitants of the County
Palatine of Chester, who have discovered their forwardness and good Affections to the Peace and Safety of the
King and Parliament; and have been therefore much distressed, imprisoned, fined, and constrained to forsake their
Houses; so as the greatest Part of that County is wholly
subject to the Power of the Commissioners of Array;
who have imposed great Taxes upon the Country, Fining,
Imprisoning, and Disarming of the Inhabitants thereof,
who would not submit to their illegal Commands: And
whereas there are divers of the well-affected Inhabitants of
the said County, and others, who are desirous to rescue
and deliver themselves from under that Oppression: It is
therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That there shall be so much of the
Money to be raised upon the Propositions of Subscriptions for Raising of Money within the said County, as
shall be necessarily requisite, for the Relief and Recovery
thereof, be employed by the Deputy Lieutenants of the
said County to That End: And that the Residue of the
said Monies to be raised upon the Propositions within
the said County, shall be disposed of according to the
Direction of both Houses of Parliament.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons,
That this Committee [a], or any Three of them, shall
have Power to call such Persons of the City, or others,
whom they shall think fit, to their Assistance, for the
Advance of Monies upon the Credit of the late Ordinance passed by both Houses, or otherwise; and to summon such Persons, or Companies before them, as they
shall think fit for their Service; and to consider of and
improve all other Ways for the Procuring of Monies, or
other Necessaries, for the Army, as well within the City
as other Parts of the Kingdom: And have Power to sit
when and where they please.