Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[25 February, 1659/60.]
Customs and Excise continued from 29 Feb., 1659, to 20 June, 1660.; Former Act of 27 Dec., 1659, for continuance of Excise prolonged till 24 June, 1660.; Excise on woollen and wool and linen stuffs exported to Ireland for use there.; Excise Commissioners employed in Ireland on 29 Sept., 1659, continued till 24 June, 1660.; Gauge for Brewers tuns.; Woollen draperies of English manufacture exempt from Excise (former duties excepted).
Be it Enacted and Declared, And it is Enacted and Ordained by this present Parliament and the Authority thereof, That the Duties and Revenues of the Excise and New-Impost, Customes and Subsidies, shall be and are hereby continued to be paid by all and every Person and Persons, within the Commonwealth of England, and in Scotland and Ireland, and the Islands and Territories to them or any of them belonging, from and after the nine and twentieth Day of February, One thousand six hundred fifty nine, until the four and twentieth day of June, One thousand six hundred and sixty. And that one Act of this present Parliament, Entituled, An Act for further Continuance of the Customes and Excise. and all and every the Acts, Ordinances and Powers therein and which are thereby Enacted, Appointed and Declared, with every Article, Clause and Sentence therein contained, Be and are hereby Enacted, Revived, Prolonged and Continued to all Intents and Purposes, in such manner as by the said Act is expressed, until the four and twentieth Day of June, One thousand six hundred and sixty. Provided always, and be it nevertheless Enacted and Ordained, That no duty or sum of Money shall be paid or payable for the Customes or Excise of any Woollen Cloath, Woollen Stockings, or Stuffe mixt of Woollen and Linen of the Manufacture of England, upon the Transportation thereof from England into Ireland, or any the Ports thereunto belonging, so as the same be spent and used by the People of Ireland, and not thence Transported to any Foraign Parts beyond the Seas, but shall go in like manner free, as if the same were to pass from Port to Port in England, any Statute, Law, Custome or Ordinance to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. Provided, and it is hereby Declared, That the same Commissioners, Collectors, and Governours of the said Excise and Customes, which were Im ployed in Ireland respectively, at or upon the nine and twentieth day of September, One thousand six hundred fifty and nine, were and hereby are Continued Commissioners, and Governours of the said Excise and Customes in Ireland to all Intents and Purposes anything in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding. And that the said Commissioners, Collectors, and Governours of the Excise and Customs, shall continue until the four and twentieth day of June, One thousand six hundred and sixty. Provided always, and be it Enacted by this present Parliament and the Authority thereof, That no Brewers Tuns, or Vessels, shall be Gaged by any other Gallon, then such as Contains four full Exchequer Ale Quarts, And that the Common Brewers of this Nation, shal not be forced to Accompt for the Excise of Ale or Beer by them brewed, and made after any other measure or standard, save only according to such Gallon as contains in it four full Exchequer Ale-Quarts as aforesaid. Provided alwayes this Act, or any thing therein contained, do not extend, or be construed to extend, to any the old or new Woollen Draperies, being the Manufacture of England, but that the same be free from all Customes, Excise, Subsidies, Tax, Tallage, or other Impositions whatsoever, the Old Customes and Duties settled by former Parliaments onely excepted.
New Excise Commissioner.; Two new Commissioners of Appeal.; Present Commissioners of Appeal discharged.
Provided, And it is hereby Enacted, That Mr. Nathaniel Manton be and is hereby Constituted and Appointed one of the Commissioners for Excise, in the place of Mr. Bulstrode. That Captain John Stone be and is hereby Constituted and appointed one of the Commissioners for Appeals, in the place of Captain Adam Baines. That Mr. Robert Scowen be and is hereby Constituted and Appointed one of the Commissioners for Appeals in the place of Luke Robinson Esq; And that Jervas Bennet Esquire, be and is hereby Constituted and appointed one of the Commissioners for Appeals, in the place of Dr. William Parker. And that the said Mr. Bulstrode be and is hereby discharged from being one of the Commissioners for Excise. And that the said Captain Adam Baynes, Luke Robinson and Dr. William Parker, be and are hereby discharged from being Commissioners of Appeals, Anything in this or any former Act to the contrary notwithstanding.
Three Commissioners of Customs in Port of London discharged.; Three others appointed in their stead.
And, Be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That Alderman Love, Colonel John White, and William Harrington, be and are hereby discharged from being Commissioners for the Customes in the Port of London. And that Edward Wingate Esquire, be and is hereby Constituted one of the Commissioners for the Customes in the Port of London, in the place of the said Alderman Love. And that John Swinfen Esq. be and is hereby Constituted one of the Commissioners for the Customes in the Port of London, in the place of the said Colonel John White. And that Samuell Vassell Esquire be and is hereby Constituted one of the Commissioners for the Customes in the Port of London, in the place of the said William Harrington, This Act or any former Act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.