Die Lunæ, 19 Septembris, 1642.
Warrant to Berlaire.
ORDERED, That Mr. Daniel de Berlaire, Servant
to the Count of Egmont, shall have Mr. Speaker's
Warrant to transport himself into France, upon the
Occasions of the said Count of Egmont.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of John Dawes,
younger Son to Sir Abraham Dawes, be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee of the Navy.
Bounds of Forests.
Ordered, That this House holds it fit, that the Commissioners appointed to meet concerning the Meets and
Bounds of the Forests in the County of Oxon, do only
meet, and adjourn the farther Execution of that Commission till the First Day of March next; and in regard
that many of the Commissioners are detained in the
Service of Parliament, and great Affairs of the Kingdom; and cannot be present at the Execution of the
Absent Members, &c.
The Answers of Sir Bevile Greenvile, Mr. Jo. Arundell
of Trerise, who were summoned, by Order from this
House, to attend the Service of the House; which were,
That they were commanded by his Majesty's special
Command, to continue in the County, to preserve the
The like Answer Jo. Gryles, the High Sheriff, sent,
being sent for, as a Delinquent.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Bevile Grenvile
be disabled for continuing any longer a Member of this
House, during this Parliament.
Mr. Rowse, Mr. Ro. Goodwyn, Mr. Reynolds, Mr.
Rigby, Mr. White, Mr. Corbett;
This Committee is appointed to meet To-morrow, at
Eight of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber, to prepare a
Declaration concerning the Absence of the Members that
are absent upon his Majesty's special Command; and to
set forth how this tends to the Dissolution of the Parliament. And, that Mr. Arundell's and Sir Bevile Greenvile's Answer to the Summons for attending the Service
of the Parliament, be printed with this Declaration.
Upon the Petition of the Company of Moniers of the
Minte within the Tower of London; desiring that the
House would give Order for the Stay of any Levy upon
them for the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds;
It is Ordered, That the Petition be referred to a Committee: And that in the mean time the Levy upon them
for the said Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds be
suspended, until the House take farther Order therein.
Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Wheeler,
Mr. Marten, are appointed to consider of the said Petition;
and to think of some way for their Relief, in such Manner
as that the Bill for the Four hundred thousand Pounds be
not dispensed with: And are to meet this Afternoon, at
Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Members to be summoned.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jervais Clifton
and Sir Roger Palmar shall be forthwith summoned to
attend this House.
Members Subscriptions of Horses, &c.
Ordered, That every Member of the House that hath
not yet declared what Horse, Money, or Plate, they will
bring in, for the Defence of the King and Parliament,
shall from time to time declare themselves as they come
into the House.
Sir Wm. Ogle declares he will bring into Guildhall, in
London, One hundred Pounds.
Sir Tho. Hutchinson, One hundred Pounds in Money
Sir Jo. Wray, One hundred Pounds, and Two hundred
Marks in Plate; and his Son will bring in Five Horses
Sir Wm. Stricktland, One hundred Pounds instead of
the Four Horses he formerly promised, if they do not
come, or be not employed in Yorkshire.
Sir Edw. Patriche, Fifty Pounds in Plate.
Sir John Lee, Fifty Pounds.
Mr. Bond declares he hath paid in One hundred
Pounds already; and hath lost his Horse in Service.
Mr. Dutton, Ten Horses; and hopes to make them
Twenty Horses, to join with the Committee in Gloucestershire.
Sir Tho. Bowyer, Fifty Pounds in Money, or Plate.
Sir Geo. Stonehouse, Four Horses.
Mr. Fettiplace, Four Horses.
Squire Bence, Fifty Pounds in Addition.
Sir Edw. Aiscough, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Chr. Wray,
Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Broxholme, Sir Antho. Irby, have
declared themselves in the County of Lincolne; and
brought in there some Monies, some Horses, upon the
Sir Wm. Armyn will, as an Addition, bring in all his
Mr. Brett Fifty Pounds in Money, or Plate.
Sir Rob. Harley saith, He hath brought in Three hundred and Fifty Pounds in Plate; and will bring in One
hundred and Fifty Pounds more; and provide Two
Mr. Nash, Forty Pounds.
Mr. Scawen, Thirty Pounds, in Money, or Plate.
Mr. Rich. Moore, all his Plate.
Mr. Wm. Smith will declare himself at the Committee,
being in Hopes to declare for considerable Sum.
The Lord Mayor of London came into the House, and
took his Place as a Member; and acquainted the House,
That the City had received a Letter from the Lord
General, for the Advancing of One hundred thousand
Pounds for the Army, by quickening those that are well-affected to the King and Parliament, to hasten their
Bringing in of Plate and Monies; and that the Business
is in a great Forwardness.
Treaty with Scotland.
Upon Sir Wm. Armyn's Report from the Commissioners appointed to treat with the Scoche Commissioners;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Commissioners of this House, appointed to treat with the
Commissioners of Scotland, shall treat with Merchants or
others, for the Providing for the Arms for the Kingdom
of Scotland, due unto that Kingdom, according to the
Treaty; and to agree with them to be paid upon the
Restoring Arms, &c. to Scotland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, to consider how the Forty
Field Pieces of Three Pounds Ball, with One hundred
and Twenty Ball; Four half Cannon of Twenty-four
Pounds Ball, with One hundred and Sixty Ball; Six
quarter Cannon of Twelve Pounds Ball; with Two hundred and Forty Ball; sent from the Kingdom of Scotland into Ireland, may be provided and restored to the
Kingdom of Scotland, according to the Treaty.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do deliver
a Copy of the Names of the Ships and Commanders
that are appointed to defend the Coast of Ireland, to the
Commissioners for Scotland.
Letter to Sec. Nicholas.
Ordered, That a Letter be sent to Secretary Nicholas,
as was formerly, for the Moving his Majesty for the
Passing of the Treaty.
Defence of Newcastle.
Ordered, That Mr. Blakeston do propound to the
Committee for the Navy, what Ships may be had that are
fit to ride before Newcastle, for the Defence of that Place.
Ordered, That the Petition of Serjeant Major Peasley,
and the Letters from the Lords Justices, and others, on
his Behalf, shall be referred to the Consideration of the
Committee of Adventurers.
Ordered, That so much of the Letter as came from
Chester, declaring the Lord Strange his Seizing of and
Carrying away the Arms sent by the Parliament, to
relieve Ireland * * * *
Prisoners in Southwarke.
Ordered, That the like Order be made for the Keeping
the Prisoners in safe Custody in the Bailiwick for the
Borough of Southwarke, as was made for Sir Jo. Lenthall,
for safe keeping the Prisoners in the King's Benche.
Petitions, &c. concerning Portsmouth.
Ordered, That the Petitions and Business concerning
Portsmouth shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow
Morning: And that Mr. Pym be here at the same time.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Harris has Leave to go into the Country.
WHEREAS the Lord Mayor of London, and the
Chamberlain, for the time being, by an Act of Parliament,
intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Captives taken by
the Turkish, Moorish, and other Pirates, and to prevent
the Taking others in time to come, and their Deputies,
are constituted and appointed Collectors for the Collecting
and Receiving of One per Cent. granted by That Act, to
be paid by Merchants exporting or importing any Goods
or Merchandize into or out of this Kingdom, according to
the Tenor of the said Act: And whereas Isaac Pennyngton
Esquire, now Lord Mayor of the said City of London,
hath, under his Hand and Seal, nominated and appointed
Randolph Mannaring Esquire, and such other Person or
Persons as he the said Randolph Mannaring shall substitute under him his lawful Deputy and Deputies, to demand, collect, and receive, the said Duty: It is this Day
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That
the former Ordinance, dated the Sixteenth of August last,
made by both Houses, for the Collecting the said Duty in
the Outports, by Occasion of the Neglect of the late Lord
Mayor, be from henceforth void: And that the said
Randolph Mannaring, and his Deputies, shall, by virtue
of the said Deputation, discharge That Office. And it
is further Ordered, That Sir Richard Gurney, late Lord
Mayor of the said City of London, his Deputy of Deputies, do deliver, or cause to be delivered, unto the now
Lord Mayor, or his said Deputy, all such Bonds as he
or they have taken of Merchants for the Payment of the
said Duty of One per Cent.; together with the Copies of
all such Books as concern the same. And it is lastly
Ordered, That no Coquets, Warrants, or Bills of Store, or
Bills of Sufferance shall pass in any Custom-house, within
this Kingdom of England, or Dominion of Wales, unless
they be signed by the said Randolph Mannaring, or his
Deputies; the Merchants paying no Fee for the same.
Clerk of the Passage at Sandwich, &c.
WHEREAS Complaint hath been made of several
Abuses committed by the Commissioners, Searchers, and
Clerk of the Passage at Sandwich, Dover, and the other
Members, permitting Papists, and other dangerous and
ill-affected Persons to this State, to pass and repass from
that Port, and Places near adjoining, without examining,
upon Oath, according to ancient Custom; It is this Day
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That
Thomas Dawks, Merchant, be the Clerk of the Passage
for the said Port and Members: Who is required to have
vigilant Eye, and use all Care and Diligence, in the Execution of that Place for the Preventing of Danger that
may ensue; and to execute all such Service as is incident
to that Office, as former Clerks of the Passage there have
usually done, by virtue of any Grant or Commission from
the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. And it is further
Ordered, That the Commissioners and Head Searcher
there do not permit any Person whatsoever to pass out,
or in, without due Examination upon Oath, according to
ancient Custom: And where they find any Person whom
they have Cause to suspect, and do conceive fit to be restrained, they are required to keep all such Persons in
Safety, until they have given Intimation thereof unto the
Parliament, and receive their Directions therein.
Instructions for raising Money &c.
Instructions for Committees of both Houses of Parliament, for the Raising of Monies, Plate, and
Horse, for the Defence of the King and Kingdom,
in the County of [a].
1. YOU, and every of you, shall take Care to put in
Execution, in the County of, the Propositions and
Orders made by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, for Bringing in of Money, Plate, Horse, or
Arms, for the Preservation of the publick Peace, and for
the Defence of the King, and both Houses of Parliament.
2. That you, or any Two or more of you, shall and
may call together the Inhabitants of that County, as well
within Liberties as without, at such Times and Places as
you, or any Two of you, shall think fit; and propound
to them what Men, Horse, and Arms they will find and
maintain; and what Provisions they will afford, to maintain Men or Horses; and what Money or Plate they will
contribute to and for the Uses aforesaid.
3. That you, or any Two or more of you, do nominate and appoint fit and able Persons, to be Treasurers to
receive all such Money and Plate as shall be brought in
for the Service aforesaid, and Commissaries to value and
list the Horse, and Arms, and Provisions, that shall be
furnished for this Service, in such Limits, Divisions, and
Places in that County as you, or any Two or more of
you, shall find necessary; And the Receipts under the
Hands of such Treasurers respectively shall be a sufficient
Ground for the Parties so lending Money, Plate, Horse,
Provisions, or Arms, to demand the same, with the Interest,
after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum.
4. That you, or any Two or more of you, shall certify
the Names of all Persons, as, being of Ability, shall not
join with the rest of the good Subjects of this Kingdom,
at this Time of publick and imminent Danger and Necessity, to support and preserve, according to their Duties
and the late Protestation, the true Protestant Religion,
the Laws of the Land, the Liberty of the Subject, the
King's Person, both Houses of Parliament, and whatever
is or can be dear or precious to any good Man. That the
said Committees do likewise certify the Names of all such
Persons as are of Ability, and do absent themselves out
of the County and repair to the City of London, or other
Parts of the Kingdom; or otherwise absent themselves
from the said Service or Contribution.
5. That all Mayors, Justices, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and all other his Majesty's Officers, as well within
Liberties as without, to be aiding and assisting to the
said Committees, or any Two of them, in all Things, for
the better Execution of the said Propositions, or of these
6. Wheresoever any considerable Sum of Money, or
Plate, or Arms, be levied, that the same be speedily and
safely sent up to Sir John Woollaston Knight, and Alderman of London, Alderman Towse, Alderman Warner, and
Alderman Andrews, Treasurers of London; for the Uses
aforesaid: And when any Money, Plate, Horse, Provisions, or Arms, is already collected and levied, and the
same not disposed of according to the Order of both
Houses of Parliament, That the said Committees do forthwith send up the same to the said Treasurers of London;
or else forthwith to certify both Houses thereof, and in
whose Custody the same doth remain: And that the same
be not disposed of till further Order and Direction of both
Houses. And it is further Declared, That such Money,
Plate, or Provisions, as shall be raised in that County,
shall be employed and disposed of for the maintaining of
such Troops and Garisons, as by Order of both Houses
of Parliament, or the Lord General, shall be employed
in or for the Safety of that County.
7. And it is further Ordered, That special Care be
taken by the Treasurers, to keep Books of Accounts in
Writing, of all Money, Plate, Horse, Arms, and the
Values of them by the Treasurers received, and what
Sums of Money are by them disbursed, for necessary
Occassions in this Service; so as the same may, in the
End of the Work, be sent up to the Parliament, there to
remain on Record.