Die Sabbati, 8 Octobris, 1642.
Prisoners to be delivered to Serjeant.
ORDERED, That Sydney Atkins, a Captain, now
a Prisoner in Newgate, and Jo. Thomas, a Printer,
now likewise a Prisoner in Newgate, be delivered over
into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms.
Imputations on Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do prepare a Declaration,
to take off the Imputation that lies upon the Parliament,
as if they had made an Order for laying an Excise upon
Pewter and other Goods.
Arms, &c. to Gloucester.
Upon a Letter from Gloucester, of the 4th of October;
It is Ordered, That Mr. Dewxell shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant, to convey with Freedom, and without any Lett or Interruption, to the City of Gloucester,
for the Use of that City, Four or Six small Pieces of
Ordnance, Ten Barrels of Powder, Seven Carabines,
and Seven Case of Pistols, and Seven Swords, with all
possible Speed and Diligence.
Pass for Courthop.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall grant a Post Warrant
to George Courthop Esquire, to make his speedy Repair
to West Chester.
Arms, &c. going to Wales.
Upon Information given unto this House, That great
Quantities of Arms, Ordnance, and Ammunition, are
conveyed from Bristoll into Wales, for the Use of Marquis Hertford, impeached of High Treason, and his Adherents; It is this Day Ordered, by the and
Commons, That the Mayor of Bristoll, and the Searchers
and Officers of the Customs, be streightly charged and
required, not to suffer any Ammunition, Arms, or other
warlike Provision whatsoever, to be transported from that
City and Port to Wales, to be employed against the
Ordered, That the High Sheriff of the County of Yorke
be required to give unto Sir Edw. Rhodes and Mr. Hotham
the best Assistance he can, by the Posse Comitatus, or
otherwise, for the Putting the Militia in Execution in
that County of Yorke.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Christopher
White, of Westminster, Pewterer, shall be appointed
and nominated to have the Charge and Custody of the
Gatehouse, until the Houses shall take further Order.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Fra. Nevile Esquire,
Sir Marmaduke Langdale, Mr. Benson, Sir Jo. Goodrick,
Sir Edw. Osborne, Sir Fra. Wortley, the Archbishop of
Yorke, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents: And that
Mr. Jo. Hotham be required to take the best Course he
can, for the Apprehending of these Delinquents, and
Sending them up to the Parliament.
Proceedings against Atkins, &c.
Ordered, That Captain Sydney Atkins shall be discharged and cashiered from any Command, Office, or
Employment, in the Army raised by the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Information against Alderman
Garraway, touching the Commitment and Bailing of
Captain Sydney Atkins, be referred to the Committee
Mr. Mason, Dixey, Heycock, and other Witnesses
against Captain Sydney Atkins, a Papist, as the Witnesses
informed, and Commander of a Troop of Horse in the
King's Army; proving very dangerous Words by him
spoken; and other Misdemeanors, and ill Carriages by
him; were called in; and did attest the Words and
Arms, &c. seized.
Whereas the House of Commons, by an Order dated
the Eleventh of August 1642, gave Power unto Captain
Jo. Venn, to receive all such Arms, and other warlike
Provisions, as are seized in any Place, by virtue of any
Warrant from the said House; and to dispose of the
same, according as he should, from time to time, receive
Directions from the Earl of Essex Lord General: Now,
forasmuch as the same Power which was in the Earl of
Essex Lord General, in his Absence is invested in the
Committee of Lords and Commons for the Safety of
the Kingdom of England; It is this Day Ordered, by
the and Commons, now assembled in Parliament,
That the said Jo. Venn be hereby required, from time to
time, and at all times, to issue out and dispose of all or
any such Arms, Ammunition, or other warlike Preparations and Provisions, as are or shall come to his Hands,
by Warrant from the said Committee, or any Five of
them, signified under their Hands: And the said Jo. Venn,
as well for what he hath delivered, or hereafter shall deliver, by virtue of Warrant under the Hand of the Earl
of Essex Lord General, or under the Hands of the
Committee, or any Five of them, shall be sufficiently
discharged: And the said Jo. Venn shall be, by the
Parliament, also saved harmless, and kept indemnified
for his Doings therein, as well for receiving into his Custody any Arms, Ammunition, or warlike Provisions, as
for issuing the same out according to Order aforesaid.
Treasurers of Money.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
allow of Alderman Wollaston, Alderman Towes, Alderlan Warner, Alderman Andrewes, to be Treasurers for
the Receiving and Issuing out of the Monies that are to
be brought in upon the Propositions for Raising of
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of Captain Struce to be Serjeant Major to the
Regiment of Dragooners, to be raised in London, or
elsewhere: And that he be dispensed with for his Absence
from his Charge at Portesmouth, without Prejudice.
Examining Ships going to Ireland.
Upon the humble Petition of Nicolas Polehill and
Peter Reynolds, desiring that they may have a Commission
to examine all Ships of what Nation whatsoever they be,
as bend their Course for Ireland; and, finding them to
carry any Ammunition, or other Provision whatsoever,
for the Assistance of the Rebels, that they may seize
them, or otherwise despoil;
It is Ordered, That Mr. Glyn, Mr. Waddon, Mr. Mellington, calling to their Assistance the Secretary of the
Navy, or whom else they think fit, do prepare an Ordinance to pass both Houses to this Purpose.
Ordered, That the Proposition concerning some or
other to have the Command of the Matters of the Admiralty, in as large and ample Manner as other Lord Admirals in former times have had, be considered of on
Monday Morning next.
Lord Baltinglasse's Petition.
Upon the humble Petition of Tho. Lord Viscount Baltinglasse, this Day read;
It is Ordered, That Sir Peter Temple, who is concerned
in the said Petition, be summoned to attend the Service
of the House on Monday next; at which Time the House
intends to take into Consideration the said Petition.
Earl of Warwick.
Resolved, That the Earl of Warwick shall be desired to
come in with his Ship; and to leave Captain Batten Vice
Admiral during this Winter Season, or until farther Order.
The Committee for the Navy is to prepare an Ordinance to this *.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby carry to the Lords, for
their Allowance and Confirmation, Two Orders of the
Twenty-ninth and Fifth of October, concerning the Enabling of Committees for the Raising of Dragooners;
and the Votes of the Eighth of * *
The humble Petition of Tho. Lister * * * *.
Paying for Arms.
Ordered, That the Names of Mr. George Henley and
Mr. John Hawkridge shall be inserted in the Order of
the Fourth of October, concerning the Paying and Accepting the Bills of Exchange, for paying for the Arms
ordered to be sent to the Scotts, &c.
Proceedings against Hieron.
Sir Edw. Hieron, the High Sheriff of the County of
Lincolne, was brought in to the Bar, as a Delinquent:
And being demanded, Whether he sent not a Petition,
with a Letter to Mr. Speaker; confessed that he did:
And that there were Two Petitions framing in a Chamber
Sir Jervase Scroope began One Petition; and he cannot tell who it was that began the other.-
Sir Jervase Scroope's was not so well liked of.-
Sir Charles Dallison was there; and put in a Word
or Two sometimes.
Sir Jo. Mounson was there.-
Confessed he was a Commissioner named in the Commission of Array; and did put it in Execution; and sit
upon it at Spalding.
Captain Lunn, who formerly had been a Proctor, and
is a Captain in the King's Army; came to him on a Saturday Night; and shewed him a Warrant from his Majesty
for the Apprehending of Captain Lister: Two others
were nominated in the Warrant; but Captain Lister
chiefly aimed at: And that at a certain Place appointed
the Prince's Troop should meet him: And that he was
present when Captain Lister's Door was broken up, and
the Person of the said Lister attached: And that he sent
a Warrant, whereby Captain Lister was sent to the
King's Council at Nottingham.
Sir Edw. Heron did confess, That there were Sixty
Troopers in Company with him, all armed, when he
broke open the Doors of Captain Lister.
Sir Edw. Heron did confess, That when he was apprehended in conveying the Magazine that was sent him
from the Under Sheriff, he did discharge a Pistol at One
of the Company; and would have discharged the other,
but that he could not get * *.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Edward Heron,
High Sheriff of the County of Lincolne, shall be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower of London, for the
Crime of High Treason.
Resolved, That the Charge of Taking, Apprehending,
and Bringing up to the Parliament, Sir Edward Heron,
shall be defrayed out of the Money, Plate, and Goods
seized in his House by Sir Anth. Irby, or his Officers:
And that the Arms taken from Sir Edw. Aiscough's
House by the Under Sheriff, being the publick Arms of
the County, be made good out of the Goods, Money,
and Plate, seized in Sir Edw. Heron's House, and restored
to the Custody of Sir Edw. Aiscough.
Money, &c. to Munster.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords do agree with this House in that Order
concerning the Ten thousand Pounds to be sent into
Munster; and likewise concerning the Apparel and
Cloaths to be sent.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Captain Sydney
Atkins be forthwith committed a Prisoner to the King's
Bench; there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
A Pamphlet, intituled, "A Letter from the Lord
Falkland, to the Earl of Cumberland, concerning the
Action at Worcester," was read.
Jo. Thomas who printed the Pamphlet, was called in;
and did confess he printed some Thirteen hundred
Copies of it; and that Browne, a Bookseller by Christ
Church, brought him the Original of this Letter; and
that the said Browne *, He had it from the Servant of
a Parliament Man, as he informed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Jo. Thomas shall
be forthwith committed a Prisoner to Newgate; there to
remain during the Pleasure of the House:
Resolved, That * Browne, a Bookseller by Christ
Churche, be sent for in safe Custody.
Resolved, That these Pamphlets, viz. "The Copy of
a Letter from the Lord Falkland, to the Earl of Cumberland, concerning the Action at Worcester," now in the
Custody of one Mr. Browne in Cheapeside, be burnt,
Half in Cheapeside, and Half in the Palace Yard.
Taking of Cawood Castle.
A Letter from Mr. Jo. Hotham, of the Seventh of
October, from Cawood Castle, to Mr. Marten, relating
the Manner of his taking in Cawood Castle, and the Soldiers Demeanor there, was this Day read; and likewise
a Declaration inclosed: The which Declaration was
read; and by Vote upon the Question assented unto; and
allowed of by this House; and ordered to be printed.
Ordered, That the Horses belonging to the Horse Carrier of Exon, now stayed by virtue of an Ordinance of
Parliament of both Houses, for the Taking up of the
Western Waggons, bound for Bristoll, be forthwith
discharged and released.
Plot to blow up Magazine.
Mr. Pym informed the House, from the Committee
of the Defence of the Kingdom, the Examinations of
David Alexander, a Scottchman, and Sir Balthazar Jerbier; concerning an Enterprize undertaken by the said
David Alexander, at the Instance of Colonel Hendersham, to blow up the Magazine in the Earl of Essex his
Army: And the better to effect this, he was to apply
himself to get some Place and Employment in the
Artillery of the Army raised by the Parliament. The
Examinations were read by Mr. Pym himself, and not
delivered in to the House.
Aspersions on Parliament.
The House receiving Information, That divers publick
Rumours and Aspersions are, by malignant Persons, cast
upon this House; that they intend to assess every Man's
Pewter, and to lay Excises upon That, and all other Commodities: This House for their Vindication therein, do
declare, That these Rumours are false and scandalous.
And forasmuch as these false Rumours and Scandals are
raised by ill-affected Persons, and tend much to the Disservice of the Parliament: It is therefore Ordered, That
the Authors of these false and scandalous Rumours be
searched and inquired after, and apprehended, and brought
to this House, to receive their condign Punishment.
Ordered, That this Declaration be forthwith printed.
Mr. Corbett reports from the Committee, That Sir
Jo. Harrison, instead of the Four Horses he formerly
promised to bring in, will pay in Two hundred Pounds
within Two Days.
Sir Guy Palmes-
Sir Jo. Evelyn senior, will bring in Two hundred Pounds.
Sir Tho. Soame-
Sir Jo. Hippisley will have always those Horses in
Readiness which he promised, for the Safety of the
County of Middlesex.