Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Any three or more of the Trustees, shall and may allow any Publique-faith Bills, or the Debts and sums admitted to be doubled upon the Security of the Lands of the Deans and Chapters. All persons that were admitted to double by vertue of an Ordinance of Parliament of the Thirteenth of May 1647. on the Bishops Lands, shall and are hereby admitted to double such of their moneys as yet they have not doubled, upon the Credit of the Dean and Chapters Lands, according to the Rules and Instructions given in the said Ordinance.
That the Inhabitants of the City of Sarum, that advanced Five hundred pounds to Sir Edward Hungerford, for which they have the Publique Faith; and also Four hundred pounds advanced by them to Sir William Waller, for which they have had the Publique Faith, they shall be admitted to double, upon the Security of the Lands of the Deans and Chapters, the said respective sums being certified unto the said Trustees under the Common Seal of the said Corporation: And all persons that did advance any sum or sums of money towards the raising of the said respective sums, are to have the benefit of the said Security here, he or they advancing the proportion of Moneys for doubling the same.
That the sum of Five hundred pounds advanced by several Inhabitants of the Town of Marlborough, upon the Speakers Letter of the House of Commons, shall be admitted to double on the said Security, the said sum being certified to the said Trustees, under the Seal of the said Corporation; and all persons of the said Town, that did advance any sum or sums of money towards the raising of the said sum, are to have the benefit of the said Security proportionably, he or they advancing their proportions of money for doubling the same; and also all such moneys as were advanced by the Inhabitants of the said Town for the service of the Parliament, for which they have the hands of Sir Edward Hungerford, Sir Nevil Pool, Philip Smith Esquire, or any two of them.
All such persons who have delivered in Arms or Ammunition into the Publique Stores of this Nation, and have Orders from the Committee of Safety, to be paid for them by Sir Gilbert Gerard, and are not yet satisfied, shall be admitted to double on the said Security.
That One hundred thousand pounds of the moneys advanced for the Purchase of Lands in Ireland, shall be admitted to be doubled upon the Security of the Deans and Chapters Lands; and that such Advancers, their Assignee or Assignees, shall be allowed Six pounds per centum by the year, from the time the moneys was advanced; and that the Receipts under the hands of the Treasurers at Guildhall for Ireland, or two of them, shall be a suffi cient Warrant to the Trustees to allow the same: And where several persons have joyned together to advance a considerable sum of moneys for the Purchase of Lands in Ireland, and have intrusted and made use of the name of some one or more person or persons as Trustees, by reason of which the wholesum advanced stands charged, as if he or they intrusted were the onely advancer or advancers thereof, That such partcicular Lender or Lenders may have the benefit of doubling his or their moneys, the Certificate of the person or persons intrusted as aforesaid, (who stands charged as Purchaser in the Treasury, for the receipt of the said moneys) of the particular sum that any person adventured as aforesaid, shall be a sufficient Warrant to the Trustees to allow such person or persons to double his or their moneys upon the Credit of the said Lands: An whereas several persons have joyned together to procure an Assignment or Assignments from any of the immediate Purchasers of the said Lands, and have taken the Assignment or Assignments, in the name of one or more persons in Trust, the Certificate of him or them to whom such Assignment was made, shall be a sufficient Warrant for the Trustees to allow such person or persons to double his moneys as aforesaid.
And where any particular person hath joyned with any Body Politique or Corporate, for the raising of any Moneys for the purchasing Lands in Ireland, or have made use of their Names in trust for them, That a Certificate under the Seal of the said Corporation or Body Politique, shall be a sufficient warrant for the said Trustees, to admit such person or persons to double their respective sums upon the said Deans and Chapters Lands.
Provided, That if such person or persons can make appear unto the said Trustees, the certain sum of money that he or they hath lent, and intrusted in the name of any Incorporation or Body Politique, That then the said Trustees shall and may admit such person or persons to double their moneys upon the said Lands as aforesaid, so as such person or persons do pay in his or their moneys within ten days after he shall be admitted, and procure a Certificate under the Seal of such Corporation within forty days after the paying in of the said moneys; and in default thereof, he or they shall forfeit the respective sums of moneys paid in, unless they shall shew some just cause unto the Trustees, to have some further time given them. Provided, That such person or persons that are immediate Purchasers, their Assignee or Assignees, do sufficiently convey, or release their Right in the Lands purchased to the said Trustees.
And such as have intrusted any other person or persons to purchase for them, or to be Assignee for them, shall procure from the person or persons intrusted, a Declaration under his or their Hand and Seal of the trust: And shall likewise convey or release all his Right and Interest in the said Lands to the said Trustees.
Whereas One hundred thousand pounds was lent by several Companies of the City of London, for the repayment of which they have the Engagement of the Parliament; such of the said Companies that have advanced any sum towards the raising of the said One hundred thousand pounds, shall be admitted to double the sum lent by them as aforesaid, and shall be allowed Interest according to Eight pounds per centum, for the same, from the, time that it was paid in to the Chamber of the City of London: And where any particular Member of any of the said Companies hath advanced any sum of Moneys, for and towards the raising of the said One hundred thousand pounds, shall likewise be admitted to double upon the Security of the said Lands, and be allowed Interest as aforesaid: And the Master, and any one Warden, and in the absence of the Master, any two Wardens of the respective Companies, shall certifie in to the Chamber of the City of London, the Name of each Member of their Company, who hath been a Lender as aforesaid, and the particular Sum so lent; and that the Chamberlain of the City of London, or his Deputy, do and shall certifie the same, as also the gross sums lent by the particular Companies, unto the said Trustees, and the certificate of either of them shall be a sufficient warrant to the said Trustees, to allow the same, upon doubling on the security of the Deans and Chapters Lands.
That all persons that live within twenty miles of London, and intend to double and have the advantage of these Instructions, shall bring in their moneys within thirty days; and others that live at a further distance, by the tenth of July. And be it Enacted and Ordained, That all and every the person and persons, Bodies Politique or Corporate, their Executors, Administrators, and Assignes, who are admitted to double by vertue of these Instructions, shall have and enjoy the like benefits and advantages, to all intents and purposes in the purchasing of the Deans and Chapters Lands, as if they had been named in the Act for the abolishing Deans and Chapters in England and Wales.