Die Jovis, 2 Februarii, 1642.
Vindicating Ld. Fairefax, &c.
A DECLARATION for the Vindicating of the
Lord Fairefax, and others, proclaimed Traitors, was
this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords, for
Impeachment of Earl of Newcastle.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Newcastle shall be accused of High Treason, for actual Levying War against
the King and Parliament: And that an Impeachment of
High Treason be forthwith prepared against him accordingly.
Committee to meet.
Ordered, That the Committee for Returns do meet
this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth do carry up to
the Lords the Orders concerning the Assessing of Monies in London; and to put the Lords in mind of the Necessity of speedy Passing the Commission to the Earl of
An Ordinance to Sir Edw. Hungerford for Raising of
Monies, for Maintaining of the Forces under his Command, in the County of Wiltess, was this Day read; and,
by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered
to be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Courts to sit at Westminster.
Ordered, That the Court of Wards, the Court of the
Duchy of Lancaster, and all other Courts of Westminster,
do sit here at Westminster, and dispatch the Business and
Affairs of the Commonwealth: And the Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Members in War against Parliament.
Ordered, That such Members of the House as have
actually levied War, or voluntarily contributed to the
Forces raised against the Parliament, shall be forthwith
disabled for sitting or continuing any longer a Member
of this House during this Parliament.
Members going to Oxford.
Ordered, That such Lawyers as are Members of this
House, as have repaired to Oxon, or shall repair thither
while the Army is there, without the Leave of the House,
shall be disabled to sit or continue Members of this House
during this Parliament.
Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to acquaint the
Lords with these Votes.
Money for Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Four thousand
Pounds, or such other Monies as are collected in the
County of Lincolne upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, and by the said Bill is appointed by the Act
to be paid at Yorke (where a Popish Army now is) for
the Payment of the Billet Money, shall be forthwith paid
to the Lord Fairefaxe, or such as he shall appoint, for the
present Supply of the Army under his Command: And
the Collectors, or others, in whose Hands the said Monies
are, are hereby required to pay the same accordingly.
Payment of Assessments.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard do prepare an Order, to
require the Collectors, in such of the several Counties as
are not under the Power and Command of the King's
Army, to pay the Monies, collected in the said several
Counties upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds,
to the Committees in those Counties.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy shall have
Power to make an Addition of Thirty Merchants Ships
to the Fleet that is to be set forth this Summer.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Blinkhorne, now in the Serjeant's Custody, shall be forthwith bailed.
Proceedings against Dr.Lafeildey, &c.
Mr. White reports from the Committee appointed to
consider of plundered Ministers, the Information given
against Dr. Lafeilde, now in the King's Army: Whereupon
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Profits
belonging to the Parsonage or Benefice of the Church of
Alhallowes Barkeinge, where of Dr. Lafeild is Parson, shall
be forthwith sequestred into the Hands of Sequestrators;
to be disposed of to Mr. Glendon, a learned Divine, and
plundered Minister, till this House take further Order:
Whom this House doth appoint. . . . the Place and Cure
of the said Dr. Lafeild. And Mr. White is to bring
in an Ordinance to this Purpose; and to set forth the
Grounds of the Complaint against Dr. Lafeild in the said
Ordered, That Mr. Roberts, Curate of the Parish of
Alhallowes Barkinge, shall be removed from the Execution of that Office in that Parish any longer.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Roberts, Curate of Alhallowes
Barkeinge, shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent,
for speaking in a scornful and deriding Manner of the
Proceedings of the Parliament.
Mr.Hoyle, Mr. Darly, Mr.Percivall, Mr.Browne,
Mr.Millington, Mr.Bond, Mr. Young, are added to the
Committee for the * * *, where Mr.Trenchard has
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Tho. Wall and the Lord Allington shall be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, for
combining with the Papists, and other Persons, ill-affected
to the Parliament, and Peace of the Kingdom: And the
Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Norfolke, and Mr.
Toll, are to give their best Assistance for the Apprehending and Sending up of the said Persons.
Information against Holdesworth.
Mr.White further reports the Information given against
Dr. Holdesworth; and produceth the Warrant, under
Dr. Holdesworth's Hand, for the Printing of the Book,
intituled, "Dr.Fyrne's Resolves in Cases of Conscience:"
It is thereupon Resolved, upon the Question, That
Dr. Holdsworth be forthwith sent for up, in safe Custody,
at his own Charges: And that Captain Cromwell be desired to take Care to send him up accordingly.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Resolved, &c. That Roger Daniell, Printer to the University of Cambridge, now in the Custody of the Serjeant,
for printing the Book, intituled, "Dr.Fearne's Resolves
in Cases of Conscience," be forthwith bailed.
Ordered, That Captain John Alford be forth with discharged from any further Restraint: And that Sir Gilbert Gerard do acquaint him, that it was a Mistake, that
he was troubled.
Pressing Seamen, &c.
Ordered, That a Committee shall be appointed to prepare an Ordinance for the Pressing of Seamen, Watermen, and other Artificers and Officers necessary for Sea
Service; and for the Advancing of the Wages of common
Seamen according to the Propositions.
An Ordinance to this Effect was brought in; and, by
Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and desired to
be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Upon Mr. Corbett's Report;
Proceedings against Keeling.
Resolved, That this House holds Mr.Keeling to be a
Disturber of the Peace of the County of Herts, an Enemy to the Proceedings of Parliament, and the Peace of
the Kingdom: And that he be forthwith disarmed.
Resolved, That Mr. Keeling shall be committed Prisoner to Windsor Castle, there to remain during the
Pleasure of the House.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Herts, or the Committee there, be required forthwith
to seize and secure the Estate of Mr. Keeling, until the
House take farther Order: And Sir Thomas Dacres is
appointed to send down this Order forthwith, to be put
Ordered, That the Six hundred and Fifty Pounds,
payable by Sir Edmund Wright unto Sir John Wollaston,
and others, the Treasurers upon the Subscriptions, be
forthwith paid by the said Sir Edmund unto the Treasurers aforesaid: Who are hereby required to send the
said Sum of Six hundred and Fifty Pounds unto Colonel
John Ven, upon Account; towards the Payment of the
Arrears due unto him for his Regiment.
THE humble Petition of Fra. Goodyere, of the County of Hertforde, Esquire, was read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Fra. Goodyere shall be forthwith discharged of his Imprisonment.
Assessors in Southwarke.
Ordered, That Geo. Nash and Wm. Freeman shall be
added to the Six Assessors, nominated for the Parish of
St. Olave's, Southwarke.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Coke, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, now brought up in Custody, shall be forthwith committed to the Custody of the Serjeant: And the
Committee for Examinations is to examine him, and
receive the Informations concerning him.
Price of Coals.
Ordered, That the Order made concerning the Price
of Coals shall be sent to the several Woodmongers; and
be printed and published.
Warwick, &c. Association.
The Order for the better Effecting the Association in
the Counties of Warwick and Stafford was read; and
assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords.
A Letter from Captain Cromwell, and others of the
Committee in the County of Cambridge, was read:
It was Ordered, That Captain James Dockwray, sent
up by that Committee, shall be forthwith discharged, and
his Horses delivered unto him.
Resolved, That Dr. Wilson be committed Prisoner to
Person in Custody.
Ordered, That Dr.Heywood do continue in safe
Custody, in the Serjeant's Hands, until this House take
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It is this Day ordered, by the Commons House of
Parliament, That Mr. Emerye, Serjeant Plumber unto
his Majesty, as also Sir Robert Bennett Knight, together
with all other whom it doth or may concern, be hereby
required forthwith to take especial Care to amend and
repair the Conduit Heads of Water near unto the Castle
or Town of Windsor; together with all such main and
lesser Pipes, that are laid to convey the said Water unto
the Castle of Windsor; to furnish his Majesty's House,
the Castle: And other Dwelling houses within the same
Castle: And hereof you, and every of you, are required
not to fail, as you will answer your Contempt or Neglect hereof; it being for the Safety of that Castle, and
for the Service of the King and Parliament.
Privilege of a Member in Suit.
UPON Information given, That an Action of Ejectione firma is brought by one Blagrave, against one
Ferney, in the King's Bench, for Lands in Middlesex;
wherein Sir Thomas Cheek, a Member of this House, hath
the present Interest, and is possessed by Himself and
his Under Tenants; It is therefore Ordered, by the Commons House of Parliament, That Sir Thomas Cheek
shall have the Benefit of his Privilege as a Member of the
House: And the Proceedings at Law in the said Action are to be stayed: Whereof all Persons, that this
may concern, are to take Notice at their Perils.
Warwick, &c. Association.
It is Ordered, and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, That, for the more convenient
and effectual putting in Execution a certain Declaration
and Ordinance of Parliament, for the Associating of the
Counties of Warwick and Stafford, and the Cities of Coventry and Leichfield, and the Counties of the said Cities, that there be added to the Committees in the said
Ordinance mentioned, those whose Names are herein
expressed; that is to say, For the County of Warwick,
and the City and County of Coventry, Sir Wm. Bolestrod,
Sir Edward Peyto and Sir Richard Skeffington Knights,
Lieutenant Colonel Phippes, Serjeant Major Burgoyn
Isaac Bromwich, Humphrey Mackworth, Thomas Willoughbie, Gamaliel Purefoy, and Waldine Willington,
Esquires; and for the County of Stafford, and the City
and County of Leichfeild, Simon Ridgley, Esquire, John
Chitwood, of Okeley, Esquire, Edward Manwaring junior,
Esquire, Lewis Chadwick Esquire, Wm. Jolly, Antony
Rudiard, Joseph Whitehall, Wm. Bendy, Thomas Dolman, Wm. Turton, and John Simcox; Gentlemen, to be
Committee in the said several and respective Counties
and Cities, to all Intents and Purposes, according as is
expressed in the said Declaration and Ordinance of
Prisoners in Windsor Castle.
The Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament
assembled, taking into Consideration, that many Soldiers and others, late in the Prisons in and about the
City of London, might be dangerous to the Peace of the
City, if continued there, have removed Fifty-five of them,
mentioned in the Paper hereunto annexed, unto the Castle of Windsor, now in the Custody of Colonel John Ven:
For their more Safe-keeping, and better Preservation of
the Peace, both of the Kingdom and City of London; do
hereby order and require the said Colonel John Ven, Governor of the said Castle of Windsor, to receive them,
and such other Prisoners as shall be committed by Authority of both or either of the Houses of Parliament, into
his Custody; and to keep them in some Place of Safety in
the said Castle, until both Houses of Parliament, or either
of the said Houses, or his Excellency the Earl of Essex,
General of the Army (by whom the said Prisoners shall
be committed) shall give further Order for their Inlargement; most of the said Prisoners being committed for
levying actual War against the King and Parliament;
the rest as being ill-affected and very dangerous Persons:
And, during the Imprisonment of all such Prisoners as
aforesaid, the said Colonel Ven is hereby required not to
permit or suffer any one of them, to him so committed,
to go abroad out of the said Castle; or to suffer any Man
to come and speak with any one of them, without his
special Licence, and in the Presence of such as shall be appointed by him; nor to permit any Letters to be delivered,
unto any one of them; but that he take into his Custody such
Letter or Letters as shall be tendered, or endeavoured to
be delivered, unto any of them, or sent by any one of them,
and to open the same; and, finding that they contain
Matters conducing to the Breach of the Publick Peace
of the Commonwealth in general, or derogatory to the
Honour of both or either Houses of Parliament, to send
them up to One or both Houses with all Expendition: And,
for the better Regulating of Fees of all such Prisoners as
are now to him the said Colonel committed, and by him,
taken into Custody, or shall be hereafter to him committed, by One or both Houses of Parliament, or by my
Lord General the Earl of Essex; the said Colonel, his
Deputy, or Assigns, shall or may from time to time, receive and take of every Lieutenant, Cornet or Ensign,
Twenty-six Shillings at his or their Entrance; of every
inferior Officer, or other ordinary Person, the Sum of Twenty
Twenty Shillings at his or their Entrance, and not above;
of every Knight, Captain of Horse or Foot, or Esquire,
Forty Shillings, and not above, at his or their Entrance;
and for any Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Serjeant Major,
or any Person of higher Degree, Five Marks, and not
above, at his, or their Entrance: And, lastly, it is Ordered,
That the said Colonel, his Deputy, or Assignees, shall
and may take of every Prisoner, during the Time of his
or their Imprisonment, and before he or they be inlarged,
for the Accommodations of his or their Chamber or
Chambers, some reasonable Allowance, Weekly, according to the Room or Rooms, with their Accommodation,
that any one so imprisoned, shall make use of. And
whatsoever the said Colonel Ven shall do, in Obedience
to this Order, the Lords and Commons, in Parliament,
shall take it as an acceptable Service done to the Parliament and Kingdom; and will save him the said Colonel
Ven harmless and indemnified for his so doing.