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A CONSPIRACY DISCOVERED OR THE EPORT OF A COMMITTEE To the House of Commons in Parliament, of the Examination of divers of the Con­spirators and others in the late Treason, Iune the 17. 1641.

  • 1. Concerning the Tower.
  • 2. Wherein the French are concerned in this [...]nspiracy.
  • 3. Of provoking the Army against the Parlia­ [...]ent, by false Reports.

Printed in the year 1641.

A CONSPIRACY DISCOVERED: OR, The Report of the Committee to the House of Commons in Par­liament, of the examination of divers of the Conspirators and others in the late Treason, Iune the 17, 1641.

Mr. Fynes made Report to the House of Commons of three Heads.

  • 1. Concerning the Tower.
  • 2. Wherein the French are concerned in the Conspiracy.
  • 3. Of provoking the Army against the Parliament by false reports.

Captaine Billingsleyes Examination was reported by Mr. Hambden, who sayes, hee had no hand in the Conspiracie, onely that Sir Iohn Suckling invited him to the imploy­ment in the Army.

Also, one Nuts Examination reported, who deposed that the Earle of Straffords escape was practised.

Then the Lieutenant of the Towers Exa­mination was reported, who sayes cleerely, that the Earle of Strafford endeavoured an Escape, promising 20000. pound to marry his Son to his Daughter, and to have made her one of the greatest Mariages in the King­dome.

Concerning the Army Lieutenant Co­lonell Ballards Examination was reported by Sir Phillip Stapleton, which shewes that Captaine Childley had brought downe to the Army many instrnctions.

And that Colonell Goring should bee Lieutenant Generall of the Army, and the Prince, and the Lord of Newcastle to meete them in Nottinghamshire, with one thousand Horse.

All which propositions came from Mr. Henry Iermin, and were dispersed by Ser­jeant Major Wallis, and Captaine Chidley.

Serjeant Major Wallis upon his Exami­nation, sayes that the French would assist [Page 3] them, and the Clergy▪ would at their owne charge send a thousand horse.

Colonell Goring upon his Examination sayes, he was tyed up by an Oath of secrecy, and therefore durst not answer to all the In­terrogatories, which Oath he saith was given him by M. Piercy in his Chamber at White-Hall in presence of Mr. Wilmot, Colonell Ashburnham, Captaine Pollard and others, who said they had all of them taken this Oath, and that he was the last of the company that was to take it.

Mistresse Plumw [...]ll sayes that a French man, a Carver to the Queene, brought Armes to her house, and desired her to keepe them, for that the house of Commons had made an order, that no Papists should have Armes in their custody, and then fetched them back againe, about the time the Earle of Straffords escape was practised.

There was also a report of a Letter from Mr. Iermin to Mr. Mountague, which was intercepted, wherein he writ, that hee hoped that the horse Leeches would be starved for want of food.

Also, of another Letter from Mr. Moun­tague to Master Iermin, which shewed, they expected the Lord of Strafford shortly with them.

Also Mr. Bland upon his examinati­on, saith, that Mr. Iermin much endea­voured to get Portsmouth into his hands.

And that there was two letters from one Roberts a Priest, to the Bishop of Chalcedon in recommendation of two English Priests.


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