Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[16 September, 1647.]
Estates of delinquents that fail to pay in fines due upon bond to be sequestered until satisfaction given.
Whereas it appeares by information from the Commissioners for compounding with Delinquents, sitting at Goldsmiths Hall, That there is due in Arreares upon Bond from severall persons who have been fined for their Delinquencies, and whose Reports have long since passed both Houses, and their severall Fines allowed by them, the summe of, Forty thousand pounds, or thereabouts; yet notwithstanding nothing hath been done by any of the said persons, delinquents, for discharging of their severall summes due upon Bond, although their Reports have been passed as aforesaid, but they do still continue obstinate and peremptory in their resolutions, and do not pay the same; It is therefore Ordered and Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament Assembled, That the Committees and Sequestrators in the severall and respective Counties wherein any part of the estate of such Delinquent or Delinquents shall lye, who have failed and do refuse to pay in the remainder of their Fines, according to their Bonds, shall forthwith sequester the Estates or all such persons whose names shall be returned unto them from the said Commissioners sitting at Goldsmiths Hall, and proceed thereupon as formerly before any such Composition made, untill they shall fully satisfie the remainder of their Fines, and shall make the same appeare by certificate from the said Commissioners.