Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[2 September, 1654.]
5,000l. over and above the former Sums shall be borrowed on Deans and Chapters Lands &c.; Debts to be doubled.; Persons doubling on this Ordinance, shall have like benefit as they might by former Ordinances.
His Highness the Lord Protector and the Council, having taken into consideration, and being fully satisfied, That over and above the several Sums of Three hundred thousand pounds, One hundred and twenty thousand pounds, Twenty thousand pounds, and Two thousand pounds, by several Acts and Ordinances appointed to be borrowed upon the Securities held forth in several Acts of Parliament, and Ordinances of His Highness and the Council; as also the sum of Six thousand eight hundred ninety two pounds and five shillings, charged upon the Lands of Deans, Deans and Chapters, Manors of Rectories, Gleab Lands, &c. there is yet a further sum wanting to enable the Purchasers to satisfie the money due upon their respective Contracts, which the remainder of the said Lands, after all the Moneys and Debts already charged thereupon, will be sufficient to satisfie: Be it therefore Ordained by His Highness the Lord Protector, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Council, That over and above the said several sums of Three hundred thousand pounds, One hundred and twenty thousand pounds, and Twenty thousand pounds, and Two thousand pounds borrowed as aforesaid; as also the said sum of Six thousand eight hundred ninety two pounds five shillings, charged upon the said Lands to the Creditors of Peter Smart deceased, the sum of Five thousand pounds shall be further borrowed upon the Security of the premises exposed to sale by the said Acts and Ordinances, or either of them, in such sort, and according to the Rules, Directions, Restrictions, Clauses, Conditions and Penalties mentioned and contained in the Ordinance, whereby the Twenty thousand pounds aforesaid was appointed to be borrowed: And that all and every Person and Persons, Bodies Politique or Corporate, to whom any Debts capable of Doubling by the Rules aforesaid shall be due, and his and their respective Assigns, and all persons doubling such Debts, and their respective Assigns, shall have all and the like Liberties, Priviledges, Benefits and Advantages respectively, in reference to the premises, as any person or persons, Bodies Politique or Corporate, their or any of their Assigns might or ought to have by the afore recited Ordinances, appointing the doubling of the said Twenty thousand pounds, and Two thousand pounds, or either of them.
Trustees and other officers shall pursue the former Directions.
And be it further Ordained, That the respective Trustees, Contractors, Register-Treasurers, Registers-Accomptant, Surveyor-General, and all other Officers attending the sale of the premises, and every of them, be hereby authorized and required in all things relating to the sum and sums of money which shall grow due upon doubling of any such Debts, by force of this Ordinance to pursue the Directions in the before-mentioned Ordinances, given in relation to the moneys doubled, or which shall grow due upon the security thereof.
Richard Shute may double a debt of 1,000 pound and interest.
And whereas there is due unto Richard Shute of London, Merchant, the sum of One thousand pounds by him advanced upon an Ordinance of Parliament of the One and twentieth of October, One thousand six hundred forty three, to the use of Sir Thomas Middleton Knight, which by the said Ordinance the Committee for Sequestrations for London were to repay within Six moneths, with allowance after the rate of eight pounds per cent. Whereupon nevertheles no money hath been yet paid; Be it Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Richard Shute his Executors or Assigns, shall be admitted to double the said sum of One thousand pounds, and the Interest due to the same in part of the sum to be doubled upon this Ordinance, as money due upon the publique Faith: And that the Trustees, Treasurers, Registers-Accomptant, and all others whom it may concern, do admit and allow the said Richard Shute or his Assigns, to double the same accordingly.