Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[10 June, 1643.]
Ord. 17 May, 1643.; Archbishop of Canterbury his Temporalties sequestred, and himself suspended.; Who shall give Institution and Induction.; Nomination by both Houses.; Edward Corbet to be Rector of Chartham; Vicar General and other his inferiour Judges and Officers to exercise the Archbishops Jurisdiction.
Whereas by an Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament, of the 17. of May, 1643, the Archbishop of Canterbury is required from time to time until his Tryal, to collate such fit Persons unto any Ecclesiastical preferment in his Patronage, as shall by both Houses be nominated unto him, and in pursuance of the said Ordinance, another Ordinance of the Lords and Commons past the 20. of the same Moneth, requiring the said Archbishop to collate upon Edward Corbet, Fellow of Merton Colledge in the University of Oxford, the Rectory of Chartham in the County of Kent, void by Death of Doctor Bargrave the last Incumbent; And whereas the said Archbishop refuseth obedience to the said Ordinance, It is therefore Ordered, and be it so Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, that all the Temporalties of the Archbishop of Canterbury be hereby Sequestred by and unto the Parliament, and William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury suspended, ab officio & beneficio & omni & omnimoda jurisdictione Archiepiscopali, until he be either convicted or acquitted of High Treason, for which he stands now accused; and whatsoever Livings, Dignities, or Ecclesiastical Promotions, in the said Archbishops Gift or Collation, are, or hereafter shall be void. shall henceforth be Instituted and Inducted unto by the Archbishops Vicar General, or any other having Authority in this behalf, upon the nomination and recommendation of both Houses of Parliament, during the time of the Suspension and Sequestration aforesaid: And upon this Ordinance it is Ordered, and be it so Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament. That the said Edward Corbet be, and is hereby nominated and recommended forthwith upon sight hereof, to be Admitted, Instituted, and Inducted, by the Vicar General aforesaid, or any other having Authority in this behalf, into the said Rectory of Chartham, ratione suspensionis Domini Gulielmi Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis, & Sequestrationis temporalium Archiepiscopatus in manibus supremæ Curiæ Parliamenti jam existentium, the same belonging unto their Gift: And it is hereby further Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That during the Suspension and Sequestration aforesaid, the Jurisdiction of the said Archbishop shall be executed and exercised by his Vicar General, and other his inferiour Judges and Officers, as formerly the same hath been.