Die Veneris, 28 Octobris, 1642.
Pass for Habington.
ORDERED, That Mr. Wm. Habington and Lucy
his Wife, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant, to transport Them beyond Seas, with Four Servants, and Baggage; provided no prohibited Goods * * * *.
Ordered, That Tho. Chadwick have his Horses discharged, that are stayed.
Warrant to Finch.
Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Finch of Feversham have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant to transport Himself, and Mary his
Wife, Elizabeth Finch his Sister, Tho. Wood, John Carter and Eliz. Taylor, their Servants, beyond the Seas.
Money for Dragooners.
That it be recommended unto the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom, to consider of advancing Five
thousand Pounds to the Thousand Dragooners that are
ready levied, and ready to march on Monday next; the
which they promise shall be repaid out of the Subscription Money for that Service.
Condition of Yorkeshire.
A Letter from the Lord Fairefax, and other the good
Party in Yorkshire (concerning the good Condition of the
good Party there) of the Twenty-fifth of October, was
this Day read; and referred back again to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That Mr. Blakiston attend the Committee
for the Safety of the Kingdom.
Defence of Suffolk.
Upon a Letter from Sir Nath. Barnardiston, and other
the Committees of the County.. Suffolk.
It is Ordered, That the Receivers of the Monies and
Plate upon the Propositions in that County, do retain in
their Hands Four thousand Pounds, to be issued out for
the Defence and Safety of the said County, if Need shall
be, according to the Directions of the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of the said County.
Mr. Spurstoe and Mr. Vassall are appointed to consider
of providing them, either Three hundred Musquets, or
Carabines; and to return them an Answer To-morrow.
Mr. Speaker to write a Letter unto them, to take Notice of their Care and Diligence in providing for the Safety of that County; and to return them Thanks for it;
and to acquaint them what Provisions this House has
made in this Business.
Committee for receiving Dispatches.
Sir Edw. Aiscough, Sir Christ. Yelverton, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Mr. Whitlock, Sir Jo. Finch,
Sir Jo. Bamfield, Mr. Tate, Mr. Noble, Mr. Young, Mr.
Prideaux, Mr. Ashton, of Downham, Sir Tho. Middleton,
Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Darley, Mr. Buller;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to receive
all Dispatches from the Members of the House, that are
employed in their several Counties; and to give such Dispatches, or such further Information, as they shall think
fit, and as the Business shall require: And have Power
to commit to the Custody of the Serjeant, until they can
inform the House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at
Two of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards; and so
from time to time as there shall be Occasion, when the
House sits not: And have Power to send for Parties,
Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Evelyn the
younger be added to the Committee for the Defence of
Bringing in Money, &c.
Mr. Trenchard, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Bond,
Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Moore, Sir Jo. Evelyn the elder, Mr.
Holland, Mr. Peregrin Pelham, Mr. Dowse, Mr. Jennour,
Mr. Harman, Mr. Rose, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Mr.
Lucas, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Francis Barnham;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to take into
Consideration the several Proceedings, and Accounts of
the Monies, Plate, and Horse, that are to rise upon the
Contributions of the several Counties, of the House and
of all other Places; and to take Care for the Advancing
of the same; and for the speedy Bringing in of the Monies: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock,
in the Duchy Chamber; and so from time to time, when
the House sits not: And have Power to commit to the
Serjeant's Custody, until they can inform the House: And
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
And it is farther Ordered, That the Committee for the
King's Revenue be added to this Committee.
Examinations of Prisoners, &c.
Sir Tho. Cheeke, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Dudley North,
Mr. Corbett, Mr. Ashherst, Mr. Heveningham, Sir Beauchamp St. Johns, Lord Ruthen, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Millington, Mr. Constantine, Mr. Ashton of Middleton, Sir Wm.
Brereton, Sir H. Ludlow, Mr. Drake, Sir Rich. Onslow;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to take the
Examinations of all Prisoners, and suspected Persons, that
Constables and other Officers may receive Dispatch, and
know to whom to make their Address: And are likewise
to receive Informations and Complaints of plundering
and pillaging by Soldiers: And have Power to discharge
the People that bring up the Prisoners: and to commi
the Prisoners: And have as full a Power to all Particu
lars as the Committee for Informations formerly had:
And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in
the Court of Star Chamber; and so from time to time,
when they shall think fit, when the House sits not: And
have Power to commit to the Custody of the Serjeant
until they can inform the House: And to send for Parties, Witnesses, Records.
Sir Jo. Hippisley, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Mr. Henry
Pelham, Captain Ven, Mr. Bell, Mr. Ashe, Squire Bence,
Mr. Alexander Bence, Mr. Erle, Sir Jo. Moore, Sir Wm.
Armyn, Sir Peter Wroth, Mr. Fountaine, Mr. Knightley,
Mr. Fitzwilliams, Mr. Hoyle;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to consider
how several Quarters may be provided for the Soldiers that
come up to Town; and are to advise with the Lord General, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Committee for the Militia in London, and the Magistrates and
Officers of the Suburbs, according to the several emergent
Occasions that shall arise: And are to meet this Afternoon,
at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards; and so from
time to time, as they shall think fit, when the House sits
not: And have Power to commit to the Custody of the
Serjeant, till they can inform the House; and to send
for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Ordered, That all Committees, except these Four before named, and except the Committees for Ireland, for
the Navy and Customs, and for the Safety of the Kingdom, do cease from sitting; and not meet any more, until
this House shall take farther Order.
Surrey Forces. &c.
Ordered, That the Committee in Surrey, bringing in
Plate, may have as much ready Money of the Contribution Money in that County, as the Plate shall come to,
for the raising and paying of their present Soldiers: And
that the same Committee shall have Power to seize and
take such Horses and Arms of such Persons as shall refuse to lend for this Service, being very necessary for that
County, and for the Commonwealth, as they shall think
fit; being commanded so to do from the House.
Committee for Ireland.
Ordered, That any Four of the Committee for Ireland,
joining with the Committee of London, may sit, and
execute, and do all things in the like Manner as the
Committee might be done.
Proceedings against Dormer, &c.
Upon a Report made by Mr. Glyn, from the Committee appointed to examine Mr. Anth. Dormer and Mr.
Purpett, who were taken at Wicombe, and brought up by
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Anth.
Dormer be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Fleete,
there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Edm. Purpett be forthwith
committed Prisoner to the Fleete, there to remain during
the Pleasure of the House.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Wicombe shall return again
unto Mr. Purpett the Monies and Horse be staid of his
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn do prepare a Declaration
upon the Consideration of the Commission granted by his
Majesty to Serjeant Major Courtney, Captain Anth.
Dormer, and others, notorious Papists; and upon the
Examinations of Mr. Dormer and Mr. Purpett, &c.
Oath of Association.
The Oath of Association to be taken into Consideration To-morrow.
Debt to Harrington.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Wheeler to examine the State of the Debt owing to Mr. Harrington: to
consider how, and out of what Monies, his Interest may
be satisfied, and an Hundred Pounds of his Principal;
and to report it to the House.
Scandal against Parliament.
Mr. Cheslyn, Parson of St. Mathewe's, Friday-street,
London, was sent from the Lord Mayor with Informations against him, of divers scandalous Words he delivered in several Sermons against the Proceedings of
Francis Collins, Edw. Parkes, and the Parish Clerk,
and divers others, were called in; who did witness the
Mr. Cheslyn was then called in; and the most material Points of the Information against him read: Which
he did not absolutely deny; but seemed to qualify with
his own Interpretations.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Cheslyn be
forthwith committed Prisoner to Colchester Gaol: And
that he be conveyed thither by the Serjeant, or his Deputy, at his own Charge.
Warrant to Forrest.
Ordered, That Isaye Forrest, a Servant to the Lord
Claneboyes, may have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go for
the North of Ireland.
Transporting Fullers Earth.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Wm. Padner and
William Wayte, Comptrollers and Officers of the Customs
in the Port of Poole, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents;
for suffering the Bark the Black Dogg of Weymouth,
freighted with Twenty Tons of Fullers Earth, under Colour of Tobacco-pipe Clay, to pass; and not to take
Bonds, as they ought to do, that it would not pass or
unlade in any Port out of the King's Dominions.
Resolved, That Fabian Hodder be forthwith sent for,
as a Delinquent; for endeavouring to transport a Bark,
freighted with Fullers Earth, to Rotterdam in Holland.
Ordered, That the Bark called the Black Dogg of Weymouth, freighted with Fullers Earth, now in the Port of
London, be stayed by the Officers of the said Port, until
this House take farther Order: And that the Examination of the whole Business be referred to the Committee
for the Customs.
Security of the City.
For the more Safety and Security of the City of London, It is thought fit, and so Ordered, by the Commons
in Parliament, That the Committee for the Militia of
London shall forthwith take Care, and give Directions,
that all and every the Sheds on the Outside of the Walls
of the said City, adjoining to the same, be speedily pulled
down and demolished.