Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[3 October, 1648.]
Whereas, by virtue of an Ordinanceof Parliament of the 9th, of October, 1646, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the abolishing of Archbishops and Bishops, within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, and for settling of their Lands and Possessions upon Trustees, for the Use of the Commonwealth," Sir John Wollaston Knight, John Fowke Alderman, and divers other Trustees named in this said Ordinance, are seised, amongst other Things, of all Parsonages Appropriate, Tithes, Oblations, Pensions, Portions of Tithes, Parsonages, and Vicarages, lately belonging to the said Archbishops and Bishops, subject to such Trust and Confidence as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint and declare; and are to dispose of the same, and the Rents and Profits thereof, as both Houses shall appoint, as in the said Ordinance is expressed and declared: Be it Ordained, and it is hereby Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Trustees, or any Five or more of them, shall and are hereby authorized and required to give Warrants to the Treasurers in the said Ordinance named, for the Issuing-out and Payment of the Rents and Revenues of the said Parsonages Appropriate, Tithes, Oblations, Obventions, Pensions, Portions of Tithes, Parsonages, and Vicarages, as have been, or shall be, received by the said Treasurers, and have not been otherwise disposed of, for the Maintenance of Ministers, to such Person or Persons respectively, to whom the said Rents and Revenues, or any Part or Parcel thereof, have been or shall be ordered or assigned by the Committee for Plundered Ministers, for Augmentation of Maintenance for officiating in any Church or Chapel within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, according to the Effect and Purport of the Orders of the said Committee respectively: And the said Trustees, or any Five or more of them, shall give, and are hereby further authorized and required to give, Warrant to the said Treasurers, for Payment of Arrears due for the said Augmentations, and incurred since the 9th of October, 1646, according to the said Orders; and such Warrants of the said Trustees, together with the Receipt of the said Person or Persons who shall receive the said Augmentations as aforesaid, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the said Treasurers upon their Accompt.