Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 17 die Martii.
Answer from the H. C.
L. Broghill's Ordinance to be Master of the Ordnance in Ireland.
Lady Borlace's Petition, for Money for her Husband's Funeral.
A Petition of the Lady Borlace, to desire some Monies may be appointed for the Funeral of (fn. 1) her Husband, was read; and ordered to be recommended the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. with it; and about the following Particulars.
E. of Worcester's Daughters Petition, for a Maintenance.
Upon reading the Petition of Ann and Eliz. Daughters of Edward Earl of Worcester; desiring, "some competent Proportion of Lands in certain, of their Father's remaining Estate, sequestered, may be settled upon them, for their Maintenance and Support in Time to come:"
S. G. Gherrard's Ordinance.
Sir J. Brook's Claim to the Barony of Cobham.
Ordered, That Tuesday next this House will take into Consideration the pretended Title and Claim which Sir John Brooke lays to the Barony of Lord Cobham; and then the Heralds are to attend the House concerning it.
Fr. Ambassador desires a Ship from St. Malo's may be released, that is at Tenby.
Upon a Paper from the French Ambassador concerning a Ship of St. Maloe's, coming from Ireland, with Fish, being driven by a Storm in a Port in Wales, (videlicet,) Tenby, is stayed by the Ships belonging to the Service of the Parliament; which Ship the Ambassador desires may be released:
Bridges to be instituted to S. Croxton.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath shall give Institution and Induction to Rob't Bridges Clerk, to the Rectory of South Croxton, in the County of Leycester; presented thereunto by the Earl of Rutland; and this to be with a Salvo Jure cujuscunque.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances; and to appoint a Time for swearing the Commissioners of the Great Seal.
8. An Order for (fn. 2) paying One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-one Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Eight Pence, unto Major Wither, out of the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, in Satisfaction of his Arrears.
That this House agrees to the Order concerning the Earl of Kent and the Lord Grey, and do appoint this Morning for swearing of them: To all the rest of the Particulars, this House will take them into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Prince Elector's Ordinance.
Commissioners of the Great Seal sworn.
The Gentleman Usher acquainted the House, "That the House of Commons, with their Speaker, were come; and were ready to come in, to see the Earl of Kent and the Lord Grey of Werke sworn Commissioners of the Great Seal of England."
And being come in, the said Henry Earl of Kent, and Wm. Lord Grey of Werke, standing at the End of the Clerk's Table, had these Oaths following administered, in the Presence of the Lords and Commons in Parliament:
Then the Speaker commanded the Clerk of Parliaments to take the Great Seal from the Woolsack, and carry it before him down to the Bar; where it was opened, and delivered to the Earl of Kent and the Lord Grey.
L. Brereton's Petition.
Tuckney to be Margaret Professor at Cambridge.
Upon reading [ (fn. 3) the Petition] of the Vice-chancellor and divers Heads of the University of Cambridge:
It is Ordered, That Mr. Tuckney be Margeret Lecturer of Divinity in the said University; and that this (fn. 3) be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Message from the H. C. with Orders and an Ordinance.
3. Ordinance for Two Thousand Pounds to be (fn. 4) paid to the Lord Broghill. (Here enter it.)
March, E. of Arundel's Servant, Privilege.
Additional Ordinance concerning the Sale of Bishops Lands.
Ordinance to remove Obstructions in the Sale of them.
Order for a Pardon for Han. Terrent.
(fn. 5) Passed the H. C. 15 Inst.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That there be a Pardon of Course granted to Hannah Terrent (a convicted Prisoner in the Prison of The White Lyon), upon Certificates of Mr. Serjeant Greene, then Judge of the Circuit for the County of Surrey, which passed Sentence against her, and the Justices of the same County, That they are of Opinion that the Prosecution against her was malicious and false; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass the said Pardon accordingly, without Fees."
Ordinance appointing Commissioners of the Great Seal.
(fn. 6) Passed H. C. 15 Instant.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do order and ordain, and be it Ordained, That the Great Seal of England shall be committed to the Custody and Keeping of Henry Earl of Kent, William Lord Grey of Werke, Sir Thomas Widdrington Knight, and Bulstrod Whitlocke Esquire, who are hereby ordained Commissioners for that Purpose, for and during the Time of One whole Year from the Passing of this present Ordinance; which said Persons are hereby constituted and appointed to be Commissioners for the Custody of the said Great Seal of England during the Time aforesaid; and they, or any Two of them, whereof One Member of the Lords House, also One Member of the House of Commons, shall have, and are hereby authorized to have, the Custody, Keeping, Ordering, and Disposing thereof; as also all such and the like Powers and Authorities as any Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper, or Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, for the Time being, hath lawfully had and used, or ought to have had or used."
Ordinance for Exportation of Wool to Guernsey.
(fn. 6) Passed H. C. 15 Instant.
"Whereas both Houses of Parliament did, by their Ordinance of the 19th of January last past, prohibit the Exportation of any Wool, of the Growth of the Kingdom of England or Ireland, or Dominion of Wales, or any Woollen Yarn, Woollen Flocks, Wool Fell, &c. into any Place or Places of the Parts beyond the Seas; whereupon the Officers of the Customs, to whom it appertains, have refused to permit the Inhabitants of Guernsey to transport unto that Island the usual Proportion of Wool granted unto them by their Charters, for employing the People of that Island in Manufactures; whereby much Prejudice is like to accrue unto them: Be it therefore hereby Declared, That the said Ordinance, or any Clause therein contained, shall not extend to the Prohibition of the Transportation of Five Hundred Todds of Wool unto the said Island, as is granted unto them by their former Charter: And, to that Purpose, be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all the Officers of the Customs whom it may concern do permit and suffer the said Inhabitants to transport, out of the Ports of London, Southampton, Weymouth, Poole, Lyme, or any of them, and not elsewhere, the said Quantity of Wool; they first taking out a Licence from the Commissioners of the Customs, the Customer and Comptroller in the Port of London, or any Two of them, for that Quantity which they desire to transport from any of the said Ports, that so there may not any Year be transported a greater Quantity than the aforesaid Proportion of Five Hundred Todds Yearly; and they giving Security in the said Port from whence they transport the same, to transport the same to the said Island, and to no other Place; and returning Certificate thereof from the Governor of the said Island, or his Deputy, unto the said Commissioners, Customer, and Comptroller aforesaid."
Sir Gilbert Gherrard to be Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do order and ordain, and be it Ordered and Ordained, That Sir Gilbert Gerard Baronet be, and is hereby, made, appointed, and constituted, Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, and Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster; to have, hold, exercise, and enjoy, the said Offices, together with all the Fees, Privileges, Rights, and Pre-eminencies, to the said Offices, or either of them, of Right belonging, to him the said Sir Gilbert Gerard Baronet, quam diu bene se gesserit: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That the Clerk of the Court of the said Dutchy do forthwith prepare a Patent, in the usual Form, to pass the Seals of the said Dutchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, for the constituting of the said Sir Gilbert Gerard Chancellor of the said Dutchy and County Palatine accordingly."
Two of the Commissioners of the Great Seal to act.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Henry Earl of Kent and Wm. Lord Grey of Werke are hereby authorized, until the 10th of April next, to sign and seal all such Commissions, Patents, Writs, and other Process, as are to be sealed by the Great Seal of England."
Committee for Westm. College.
Salway restored to the Place of King's Remembrancer.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Mr. Salwey Senior (a Member of the House of Commons) be restored to the Place and Office of Remembrancer in the Exchequer; and enjoy and receive the Benefits, Profits, and Advantage thereof, according to the Grant thereof made unto him by Ordinance of Parliament, and passed unto him by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of England; notwithstanding any Order or Ordinances to the contrary."
Order concerning the Mariners Wages of the Ship Sun.
Committee for Plantations.
Order for 2000l. for L. Broghill, in Part of his Arrears.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds be paid unto Roger Lord Broghill, his Executors and Assigns, upon Accompt, in Part of his Arrears, and charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, next after the Sums already charged upon the Excise before the Date of this Order; and that the said Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, in all or in Part, shall be paid unto such Person or Persons, their Executors or Assigns, to whom the said Lord Broghill shall, by Writing under his Hand and Seal, appoint and declare the same or any Part thereof to be paid, out of the Receipts of the said Excise, in Course, as is hereby ordered; and that the Receipts of all or any Part of the said Two Thousand Pounds, under the Hand and Seal of the said Lord Broghill, or such Person or Persons, their Executors and Assigns, to whom the said Lord Broghill shall in Manner aforesaid assign and declare the same or any Part of the same to be paid, shall be in that Behalf a good Discharge and Warrant, for Allowance of so much of the said Two Thousand Pounds as the Commissioners and Officers of the Excise shall pay accordingly."
Additional Ordinance for better raising 8000l. per Ann. settled on the P. Elector.
"An additional Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the better raising of the Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds, for the Support of His Highness Charles Lodowicks Prince Elector Count Palatine of The Rhyne.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, taking into their Consideration their former Intentious and Engagements, for a Provision for a convenient Support for the Person and Retinue of his Highness the Prince Elector Count Palatine of The Rhyne, expressed and declared in an Ordinance made the 7th of October, 1645, for settling of the Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds upon his said Highness; it appearing that the King's Revenue, out of which Part of the said Eight Thousand Pounds per Annum was to be received, is otherwise charged with many and great Payments; and that many of the Estates, out of which the Remainder of the said Eight Thousand Pounds per Annum was to be raised, are compounded for and gone off, or otherwise discharged; by reason whereof, the said Yearly. Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds could not be raised according to their Intentions, but an Arrear of Five Thousand Pounds is incurred and due unto his said Highness thereby; do therefore, in Pursuance of their said former Engagements and Intentions, for a Supply of the said Revenue, and for Satisfaction of the said Arrears, hereby order and declare, That the said Prince Elector shall, from the Day of the Date of this present Ordinance of Parliament, have and (fn. 7) receive Two Third Parts of the Rents, Issues, and Profits, of the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of, belonging to, or conveyed in Trust to or for the Use or Benefit of, the several Persons hereafter mentioned and expressed; (videlicet,) of John and William Petre Esquires, in the County of Essex; of Phillip Walgrave Esquire, in the said County of Essex; of Dame Elizabeth Morley Widow, in the said County of Essex; of John Wright Esquire, in the said County of Essex; of Edward Atteslow Esquire, and Anne Atteslow Widow, in the Counties of Essex and Middlesex, and City of London; of Thomas Pordage Esquire, in the County of Kent; of Crispe Widow, of Owre, in the County of Sussex, of John Hawkins Esquire, in the County of Kent; of George Loane and Ralph Loane, Esquires, in the said County of Kent; of Benjamine Wiborne Esquire, in the said County of Kent; of George Browne Esquire, in the said County of Kent; of Lord Viscount Mountague, of Cowdray, in the Counties of Kent, Sussex, and Surrey; of Sir Robert Throckmorton Knight, in the Counties of Warrwicke and Bucks; of Sir John Yates Baronet, in the Counties of Oxford, Berks, Wigorum, and Wilts; of Sir John Penruddock Knight, in the Counties of Wilts and Dorsett; and of Thomas Cotton, of Warblington, Esquire, in the County of South'ton: And for the better Levying of the said Revenue mentioned both in this and the former Ordinance, and Regulation of all the said Premises, it is hereby further Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the aforesaid Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, shall be from henceforth likewise under the Survey, Rule, and Government, of the Persons in the said former Ordinance mentioned, and also of the Persons hereafter named, (videlicet,) of Sir Anthony Irby Knight, Walter Strickland, Sir Gregory Norton, Henry Lawrence, the Lord Carre, Lawrence Whittacre, Hugh Boscawen, Wm. Pierrepont, Esquires, Humphry Edwards, Colonel George Thompson, Brian Stapilton, Sir John Trevor Knight, William Ashurst, Henry Martin, John Weaver, Thomas Lane, Nicholas Love, Thomas Challoner, and Sir Thomas Jervoise Knight, Members of the House of Commons, who are hereby added to the said Persons formerly named; all which Persons, or any Five or more of them, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, from Time to Time, to send for Court Rolls, Surveys, and Rentals, of any of the Premises out of which the said Revenue of Eight Thousand Pounds per Annum is to be raised; and to appoint Treasurers, Auditors, Stewards, Bailiffs, Collectors, and such other Officers as shall be needful for the collecting of the Revenue of the Premises; and to improve the Rents and Profits thereof by such Ways and Means as they in their Wisdoms shall think fit; and to make any Lease or Leases of the Premises, or any Part thereof, from Year to Year; to keep Courts, and to grant Copyhold Estates, according to the Customs of the respective Manors beforementioned; and to give Warrant and Power for the levying of the Rents of the Premises, by Distress or otherwise, as they in their Wisdoms shall think fit; and to make Allowance of Salaries, Rents, Annuities, or other Charges, lying upon, or to be allotted out of, the Premises; and, out of the Rents, Issues, and Profits thereof, to make due Payment of the said Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds unto the said Prince Elector, or to such Person or Persons as he shall from Time to Time appoint under his Hand and Seal to receive the same, together with the said Arrears, at such Days and Times of Payment as are mentioned and expressed in the said former Ordinance; the Acquittance of which said Officer, so to be appointed by the said Prince Elector, for the Receipt of the said Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, and of the said Arrears, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Committee, and to all other Officers and Persons whom it may respectively concern: And if, upon the Accompts of the Treasurers, Bailiff, Collectors, or other Officers, there shall be any Surplusage in any of their Hands, then the said Committee, or any Five or more of them, the aforesaid Arrears due unto the said Prince Elector being first satisfied, shall certify the same to the House of Commons, that the same may be disposed of to such Uses as both Houses of Parliament shall think fit: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That if any of the respective Tenants of any of the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, out of which the said Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds for the said Prince Elector is to be raised, shall stand out, or forbear to make due Payment of their respective Rents which he or they ought to pay until a Distress be taken for the same, that then he or they, so standing out or forbearing, shall pay Double Charges for all such Distresses and Sale of their Goods as the aforesaid Committee, or any Five or more of them, shall allow or appoint; the same to be levied and taken, out of the Goods and Estates of such Persons so standing out and forbearing, by such as shall be authorized and employed to distrain for the said Rent: And lastly the Lords and Commons do hereby declare, as before they have declared, That in case the Rents and Profits of the Premises shall not amount to the full Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds per Annum, as also for the Payment of the aforesaid Arrears, or in case any of the aforesaid Premises shall hereafter be contracted for to be sold by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, or otherwise to be evicted or disposed of, whereby the said Eight Thousand Pounds per Annum cannot be raised, and the said Arrears paid unto the said Prince Elector according to this present Ordinance, that then, in Pursuance of their said former Intentions and Engagements, the said Lords and Commons will speedily and effectually, and before any of the Premises shall be actually sold, or otherwise disposed of or discharged, provide for the Supply of the said Eight Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, by such other and further Ways and Means as they in their Judgements shall think fit."
Ordinance to remove Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands.
"Whereas some Doubts have been made, by the Contractors for the Sale of the Lands, Possessions, and Hereditaments, of the late Archbishops and Bishops, upon the Construction of some Words or Clauses in the Ordinances for the Sale of the said Lands, concerning the Proportion of Values between Lands in Possession and Reversion after Lives and Years; by reason of which, the Sale of the said Lands hath been obstructed: The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do ordain and declare, and be it Ordained and Declared, That the Reversion of the said Lands and Hereditaments upon a Lease for One Life shall not be sold under Five Years Purchase; and the Reversion of such Lands upon a Lease for Two Lives shall not be sold under Three Years Purchase; and that the Reversion of such Lands upon a Lease for Three Lives shall not be sold under Two Years Purchase; and all other Reversions of the said Lands for more than Three Lives, and the Reversion where any Tenant or Tenants of the said Premises claim, and have a Right to have, a Customary Estate in Reversion, or by the Custom may grant or make Leases for Life or Lives, the said Contractors are hereby enabled and authorized to contract for and sell proportionably: And be it Ordained and Declared, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Reversion of the said Lands and Hereditaments upon a Lease for Seven Years shall not be sold under Five Years and One Half Year's Purchase; and that a Reversion of such Lands upon a Lease for Fourteen Years shall not be sold under Three Years and One Half's Purchase; and that a Reversion of such Lands upon a Lease for One and Twenty Years shall not be sold under Two Years and One Half's Purchase; and all other Reversions upon Leases, for more or fewer Years, the said Contractors are hereby authorized to contract for and sell, proportionably to this Rule: And the said Lords and Commons do ordain and declare, That the aforementioned Proportions shall be the Rule of Proportion for proportioning Reversions upon Leases for Lives and Years, to Lands in Possession of Ten Years Purchase; and the said Contractors are hereby authorized to contract for and sell the said Reversions, according to the aforementioned Rules of Proportion; any Order, Ordinance of Parliament, or any Word or Clause in any Order or Ordinance of Parliament, to the contrary, in any Wise notwithstanding."
Additional Instructions to the Commissioners in Scotland, concerning a Troop of Horse gone there.
(fn. 8) Passed H. C. 15 Instant.
"1. You are to make known to the Parliament of Scotland, the Convention, or Committee of Estates, or any other Committee that shall be appointed to debate with you, what the Houses of Parliament know, concerning the Troop of Horse of Captain Wogan, and the Manner and Pretences of their Passage into Scotland; the State of which Business (as far as the House is informed thereof) is expressed in a Letter from the General to the Committee at Derby House concerning the same, of which you have herewith a Copy.
"2. You are to assure the Parliament of Scotland, Convention, or Committee of Estates, or any other Committee as abovesaid, that the March of the said Troop of Captain Wogan's, in a Military Posture or otherwise, out of this Kingdom into Scotland, or any other Forces (if any such Thing be), is altogether without the Allowance, Order, or Privity, of the Parliament of England; and therefore you are, in the Name of both Houses of the Parliament of England, to demand from the Parliament of Scotland, That the said Captain Wogan, and his Officers that are Englishmen, and also the English Officers of any other Forces that may be passed over out of this Kingdom into Scotland, as also all such Officers and Reformadoes now in Scotland as you shall find to have at any Time served the King against the Parliament, may be all forthwith apprehended, secured, and delivered over to you, to be sent Prisoners into England; and that all the Private Soldiers may be dismounted, dispersed, and sent Home; and the Horses and Arms of the said Captain Wogan, and the Officers and Soldiers aforesaid, you shall cause to be sent into England, for the Service of the Parliament.
"4 You are to make the like Demands of any other Persons, Horses, and Arms, of any other Forces that shall at any Time come into Scotland, in a Military Posture, during the Time of your Employment there.
Letter to them, about them.
"The Houses of Parliament having received Information concerning a Troop of Horse, under the Command of one Captain Wogan, and some other Discontented and Disaffected, who, in a Military Posture, with Officers and Colours, have lately marched out of this Kingdom into Scotland, have commanded (fn. 9) us to acquaint you with so much as they are informed concerning that Business, and to send you some Instructions for proceeding about the same. The State of the Business concerning Captain Wogan's Troop, with the Manner and Pretexts of his passing into Scotland, you will understand by a Letter from the General about it (whereof we here send you a Copy). For any other Forces that may be gone out of this Kingdom into Scotland, we do not yet understand in particular what they are; but whatever they be, you will see by the Instructions herewith sent, how you are to proceed concerning them; of your Proceeding whereupon, as also what Answer you receive from the Parliament of Scotland or their Commissioners therein, you are to return us a speedy Account."
Letter from Sir Tho. Fairfax, that Captain Wogan is gone with his Troop to Scotland, though he had ordered him to disband it.
"There is one Captain Wogan, heretofore in the Parliament Service, under my Command, who Six Months ago, by Order from the Parliament, received Three Months Arrears for himself and his Troop, in order to their Disbanding; but afterwards (the Houses at that Time designing some Forces to be sent over into Ireland), upon his earnest Importunity, he had Permission from me to keep together such of his Men as he had left undispersed, and to list a full Troop in order to that Service; upon which Permission, in Expectation of Employment that Way, he and his Men have ever since taken Free Quarter upon the Country, in Worcestersheir and thereabouts, and have listed many new Men (of whom divers, as is credibly informed, are Reformadoes that have served the King), and so increased his Troop to the Number of One Hundred or more disorderly Persons, who have much oppressed and abused the Country. But the Houses having since then resolved to disband all the supernumerary Forces in this Kingdom, and not to send any of them for the present into Ireland; and having appointed all such as were entertained since the Sixth of August last to be immediately disbanded without further Pay; the said Captain and his Men, falling within that Compass, have, according to the Resolutions of the Parliament, had several positive Orders from myself, forthwith to disband and disperse; notwithstanding which, they have, under divers Pretences, for some Time delayed, and at last refused to disband according to the said Orders, continuing together in an hostile Manner, to the Oppression and Terror of the People, till at last, fearing the Rising of the Country upon them, (fn. 10) or the Coming of other Forces to disperse them, the said Captain Wogan (as I am informed) having forged an Order, and counterfeited my Hand to it, upon his marching to Kendall in West'erland, went with his Troop by long Marches thitherwards, and, under Pretext of that counterfeit Order, passed freely unto the Northern Borders. He is thence, as I understand, gone over with his Troop into Scotland. Thus much I thought it my Duty to inform your Lordships; and to assure you, that he had no Order at all from me for his marching Northward, or any other Way; but that which he produced for his Passage was wholly counterfeit. I remain
(fn. 11) "15 Martii, 1647.
Ordinance to raise 60,000l. a Month for the Army.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, for the due paying of such Forces under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight (as the great and many Dangers and Distempers do require to be kept up within this Kingdom for the present), and to the End that the Subjects in this Kingdom may not be impoverished by Free Quarter, but that all Officers and Soldiers may justly and duly pay and discharge their Quarters, do order and ordain, and be it therefore Ordered and Ordained by the said Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, and by Authority of the same, That the Sum of Sixty Thousand Pounds per Mensem, by the several Sums of Money hereafter mentioned, shall be Monthly (according to the ordinary Computation) taxed, collected, levied, and paid, for the Purposes aforesaid, from the Twenty-fifth Day of March, 1648, until the Nine and Twentieth Day of September then next following, in such Manner and Form as is mentioned, expressed, and declared, in an Ordinance of Parliament of the Three and Twentieth of June, 1647, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the raising of Monies, to be employed towards the Maintenance of Forces within this Kingdom, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight;" videlicet,
"Upon the County of Kent, with the City and County of Canterbury, and the Cinque Ports within the County of Kent, the Monthly Sum of Four Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-three Pounds, One Shilling, One Penny.
"And that the said several Sums of Money may be duly taxed, levied, and paid, as is directed, be it further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Persons named in an Ordinance of Parliament, dated the Sixteenth Day of February, 1647, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for raising Twenty Thousand Pounds a Month, for the Relief of Ireland," and the Persons hereafter named shall be Commissioners, for the several and respective Counties, Cities, and Places, in the said Ordinance mentioned and expressed, to put this Ordinance in Execution in the said several and respective Counties, Cities, and Places for which they are thereby respectively appointed Commissioners.
"And it is further Ordained, That the said respective Commissioners, in the said several and respective Counties, Cities, and Places, or any Three or more of them, shall and may, for the more effectual proceeding in the said Service, use, exercise, and put in Execution, all and every the Powers and Authorities given, limited, or appointed, by and in an Ordinance of the Three and Twentieth of June, 1647, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the raising of Monies, to be employed towards the Maintenance of Forces within this Kingdom, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, and for the speedy transporting of and paying the Forces for carrying on the War in Ireland;" and One other Ordinance, of the Four and Twentieth of December, 1647, intituled, "An Ordinance for the several Commissioners, in the respective Counties, to make a Collector for the Monthly Assessment of Threescore Thousand Pounds."
"Sir Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath, George More, Robert Aldridge, John Green, Toby Terril, Francis Ingolsby, Edward Greenfield, and William Bowyer, Esquires, Toby Terril Esquire, and Francis Ingolsby.
"Bennet Hoskins and Edmund Weaver Esquires, James Lane Gentleman, the Mayor of Hereford for the Time being, Edward Freeman, Thomas Dunet, Isaac Seward, Esquires, Francis Hall, Walter Wall, John Cooper, and John Hering, Gentlemen.
"William Ligon, John Egioke, Edward Pit, Henry Bramley of Upton, Charls Cornwallis; Thomas Yong; Humphrey Greswold, Daniel Dobbins, and Talbot Badger, Esquires, the Mayor of Evesham for the Time being, Mr. William Martin of Evesham Gentleman.
"Provided, That the Proportions of Rates set upon the several Counties in this Ordinance expressed shall not be drawn into Precedent for the Time to come; any Thing in this Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding.
"Provided, That the Town of Lyn, in Norfolk, pay no more than according to that Proportion which the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Eastern Association ordered that Town should pay, as by their Order of the Twentieth of November, 1645.