Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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The Commons of England assembled in Parliament, having about the months of January and February, One thousand six hundred forty seven, taken an effectual course to reduce their Forces to the numbers of the Establishment then made, and for the disbanding of Supernumerary Forces; And having provided for the pay and maintenance of those that were so established, by an Assessment of Threescore thousand pounds per mensem; whereby not only Free-quarter was wholly taken off, but also the Soldiery were reduced to an orderly way of maintaining themselves with their pay, without taking ought from any man, but what they bought and paid for, at such rates as they could agree with the people, and were Billetted, for the most part, in Market-Towns, and at Inns, Alehouses, and Victualling-houses therein, until by Insurrections begun, through the instigation of Malignants in some countries, and by refusal or non-payment of the said Assessments in other parts, that good order was interrupted, and unavoidably broken off: And having seen by that experience (as well as by their own reason) the great ease and freedom from former Oppressions which the people enjoyed through that course, until the said interruption thereof: Now whereas upon occasion of the said Insurrections in some parts, with the Revolts in others, and of the great Invasion from Scotland the last Summer; for the suppressing and resisting thereof, very many new Forces were necessarily raised in several countreys, and the Regiments of the established Army and Garisons were necessarily increased, much above the numbers of the said Establishment; By which means the aforesaid assessment of Threescore thousand pounds per mensem hath proved to fall far short of paying the Forces thus encreased, so as many of them have been forced in want of pay, for many moneths past, to go upon Free-quarter again; and yet for want of moneys, whereby to give them any reasonable satisfaction for their last years extraordinary Service, all other the receipts of publique Moneys being, through former improvident and evil managing of the Publique Treasury, so clogged with vast anticipations charged upon them, the said Forces (although some of them might now be spared) cannot for [the] present be disbanded or reduced, until by some extraordinary means, Moneys can be raised for some reasonable satisfaction in order thereunto: And considering what encouragement and advantage to new disturbances, was taken by Malignants and Enemies last Spring, upon the Parliaments reducing of their Forces to so small a number, and what occasion and opportunity to the raising and fomenting of those disturbances, did then happen by the sudden disbanding of so many Supernumerary Forces together (though intended for the speedier easing of the People) and for as much as the extraordinary Manning of the new Garisons of Berwick and Carlisle, and other Places in the North, to prevent the like invasion from the Malignants in Scotland, and of divers other new Garisons in England and Wales, by the last years experience, found necessary to be secured (for preventing the like Insurrections of Malignants and disaffected persons within this Nation) do require the present upholding of a greater strength therein, for some further time, then by the said former establishment was intended and provided; For which purpose it is found necessary, That out of the forces now in being, there be four thousand foot added to the number of the last establishment for England: And whereas also by the defection of some of the Scottish forces in Ireland, and evil carriage of others of them, and partly by Inchequins Revolt, and by his late Conjunction with Ormond, and other Irish Rebels, and by means of the Peace made by Ormond with the Rebels, on the late Kings behalf, the said adverse forces in Ireland, are grown so strong and united, and our forces and Garisons there so weakned, as that it doth require both the continuing of a greater strength at home for the safety of the Commonwealth, against any attempts from thence, or from elsewhere; and also the sending over of greater supplies thither, both of Forces, Money and Provisions then ever heretofore: The said Commons assembled in Parliament, taking the premises into their serious consideration, do finde it necessary, that there be some present, sufficient and certain provision of Moneys beyond the ordinary proportion, whereby the Forces already in Ireland may be relieved and supplied, and such as are further necessary to be sent over thither (which they have resolved to be Four thousand Horse and Dragoons, and Eight thousand Foot, out of the Forces now in being here) may be provided for, transported and maintained, and whereby the Forces and Garisons yet requisite to be kept up in England and Wales may be maintained, and the rest of the Forces now in being that might be spared (until with reasonable satisfaction, and without such danger of disturbances as last year, they can be disbanded) may also be put into a way of present pay, so as all Free-quarter may be immediately taken off, the necessary charge of all which is found will amount unto One hundred twenty thousand pounds per mensem, or upwards. Now although the said sum of One hundred twenty thousand pounds per mensem, be necessary to be some way provided for the uses aforesaid; yet considering the great burthens, pressures and damages which the people have so long sustained, and the impoverishing of many parts thereby, the said Commons are not willing to lay so great a charge by way of Assessment upon the people: But whereas there hath hitherto been leavied that way threescore thousand pounds per mensem for the Forces in England; and twenty thousand pounds per mensem for the Forces in Ireland, they finde it necessary that there be an addition of ten thousand pounds per mensem, so as to make up the Assessments for both the said Forces in England and Ireland, Ninety thousand pounds per mensem for the said six moneths: And although they are not insensible, that the way of assessing and levying the same (for want of an equal pound Rate upon land and goods) in many counties hath been hitherto very unequal; and they are therefore resolved speedily to apply themselves to the settling of more equal Rates and Rules for the said Assessments; yet considering that the present altering of the present way of assessing or levying the same for the first three moneths, would unavoidably retard the raising and bringing in of the moneys, so as it would not be had within the time requisite for expediting of the said service of Ireland, and payment of the Forces in England, so as to take away or keep off Free-quarter; they finde it most requisite, that for the said first three moneths, the money be levied according to the same way and rules as in the late Assessments hitherto have been held in the several counties respectively: Be it therefore Enacted, and it is Enacted and Ordained by this present Parliament, and by authority thereof, that towards the said monethly charge of One hundred twenty thousand pounds per mensem for the said Forces and services both in England and Ireland, the said sum of Ninety thousand pounds per mensem for the first three moneths next ensuing, from the Five and twentieth day of March, One thousand six hundred forty nine, until the Four and twentieth day of June next ensuing, shall be taxed, collected, levied and paid in the several counties and places hereafter named respectively, by the several sums, and according to the several rates and proportions, and in the maner and form hereafter expressed; viz.
And be it further Enacted, and it is Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the persons hereafter named, shall be Commissioners of the several and respective counties and places hereafter named; Viz.
For the county of Bedford, Sir Beacham St. John, sir Thomas Alston, sir William Butler, James Beverley, Robert Stanton, Richard Edwards, Esquires; sir John Rolt, sir William Briers, Edward Osborn, John Harvey, John Neal, Clement Armiger, Thomas Daniel, Saint-John Charnock, Edwin Sadler, Edward Cater, Edmund Wingate, Francis Austrey, John Haselden, Esqs; Thomas Cater, Robert Beverley of Bedford, John Neal of Dean, Richard Landy of Statford, Thomas Brounsal of Blunham, Anthony Renals of Langford, John Hasledyne, William Allen senior, John Eason of Bedford, John Grue, John Smith of Dunstable, Houghton, John Walker.
For the county of Berks, William Lenthal, Esq; Speaker of the Parliament, sir George Prat Baronet; Thomas Pain of Lamborn, Henry Marten, Esq; Samuel Dunch, Robert Parker, George Purefoy. John Sowthby, Thomas Fettiplace, Daniel Blagrave, Edmund Dunch, Thomas Mores, Richard Dew, Humphrey Dolman, William Barker, Richard Lovelace, John Lenthal, Seymor Pile Baronet; Henry Nevil Esq.
For the county of Buckingham, sir Peter Temple Baronet, Richard Ingoldsby, sir William Andrews, sir Richard Piggot; Edmund West, George Fleetwood, Bulstrode Whitelock, Thomas Scot, Simon Mayn, Richard Ingoldsby, Cornelius Holland, John Dormer, Isaac Pennington, Thomas Challoner, Thomas Sanders. Robert Lovet, Henry Andrews, Richard Ballinger, Ravies Loe, Richard Greenvile, John Norberry, Henry Beke, Anthony Radcliff, Purbeck Temple, Richard Baldwin, William Borlace, Richard Sergeant, Esqs; Christopher Egleton, William Russel, Christopher Hen, John Daverel, William Theed, Thomas Shilborn. Robert Aldridge, Henry Gould, George Baldwin, Thomas Theed, John Stacy, William Grange de S. Leonard, Joh: Green, Will: Smith de Eaton.
For the county of Cambridge, sir James Reynolds, William Leman, Oliver Cromwel, Francis Russel, Killyprat Russel, Thomas Ducket, Robert Castle, Michael Dalton, Talbot Pepis, Dudly Pope, Thomas Bendish, Robert Clark, John Welbone, Edward Clench, Edward Leeds, William James, Esqs; John Raner, Joseph Eversdon, John Clevery, Gent.
For the county of Chester, John Bradshaw Sergeant at Law, Peter Warborton, Esq; sir George Booth Knight and Baronet; sir Henry Delves Baronet; Henry Brooks, Thomas Stanley, Robert Duckenfield, Thomas Manwaring, Thomas Marbary, John Leigh de Boothes, Ralph Ardern, Edward Hide, John Crew, Roger Wilbraham, Jonathan Brewen, Peter Dutton, Henry Birkenhead, Thomas Brereton, James Lowtham, Henry Bradshaw de Marple junior, Edward Gleg, William Tucket, Robert Venables, John Lightbourn, John Willington, Gilbert Gerrard, Henry Green, John Bradshaw, Tho: Aldersey, Richard Wright, Esqs; Rich. Egerton, Joh: Whiteworth.
For the city and county of the city of Chester, the Major pro tempore, John Radcliff Recorder, Edward Bradshaw, Calven Bruen, Richard Leicester, Randolph Hulm, Aldermen; Peter Leigh, John Whittle, Alderman Samuel Buck.
For the county of Cornwal, Hugh Boscowen, John Moir, Richard Erisey, Esqs; James Erisey Gent. Robert Bennet, Anthony Rowse, Francis Langden, Peter Kekewith, Esq; John, Jago, Gent. Francis Godolphin of Trevenege, John Penrose, John Vivian, Esqs; Christopher Worthival, Edward Elliot, John Carew of Penwarden, Edmund Prideaux, Robert Scowen, John Trefusis, Peter Keckwith, Leonard Treis, John Carew, Esqs; Robert Roll, Peter Jenkin, John Gregor, Richard Lob, Edmund Prideaux, of Padstew, John St. Awbin,
For the county of Cumberland, Philip Lord Wharton, Edward Lord Howard, sir Henry Vane senior Kt. sir William Armyn, sir Arthur Hasilrige, Baronets; sir Wilfred Lawson, sir John Hippisley, Knights; William Armyn, Richard Tolson, Francis Allen, Esqs; Charls Howard, Robert Fenwick, William Brisco, John Barwis, Thomas Lamplugh, Henry Tolson, John Skelton, Miles Halton, Thomas Curwen senior, Thomas Cholmley, Gentlemen.
For the county of Derby, sir Francis Burdet, sir Edward Coot, Baronets; sir Edward Leech, sir Samuel Sleigh, Knights; Christopher Horton of John Gell, John Mundy, Robert Wilmote, Nathaniel Hallows, Thomas Sanders, William Woolley, Esqs; Anthony Morewood Esq; High Sheriff of the said county, Randel Ashenhurst, Lionel Fanshaw, Robert Ear, Edward Peg, James Abney, Edward Gill, Ralph Clark, Nicholas Willimot, Edward Charlton, Robert Meller, Esqs; Mr. Thomas Sleigh, the Major for the time being, Mr. Edward Large, Mr. Jervas Bennet, Aldermen; John Spaleman, Thomas Foord, Gentlemen, Captain Robert Cotchet, Captain Robert Hope, Major Barton, Captain Greenwood.
For the county of Devon, Henry Waldron, Arthur Upton, Christopher Saverey, Henry Pollexfen, Arthur Fortescue, William Fry, Robert Rolls, John Bear, Richard Foxworthy, Christopher Martin, Esqs; sir John Bampfield Baronet, sir Richard Strode, sir Edmund Fowel, sir Henry Rosewel, sir John Yong, Knights; Walter Yong, Edmund Prideaux, Francis Rowle, John Roll, Philip Crocker, Robert Savory, John Mallack of Axmouth, Philip Shippon, Esqs; the Major of Plymouth for the time being, John Barton of Silferton, John Champneys, Thomas Boon, Philip Francis, Joseph Hankin, John Marshal, Thomas Ceely, Sampson Hele, sir Gregory Norton, sir Francis Drake, Baronets; John Drake de Aysh, William Bastard, sir John Pole Baronet; Christopher Wood, Robert Duke de Otterton, William Fowel, Thomas Drake de Winscombe, Matthew Hele, Peter Bevis, John Yeo, John Dodderidge, Richard Wood, Edmund Davies, John Drake, John Elford, John Tuckenfield, Hugh Fortescue, Arthur Fortescue, Hugh Trevilian, Peter Speccot, William Morris, John Fountain, John Quick, John Wollacomb, Nicholas Roop, John Carow, John Tirling, William Put, Richard Channon, Henry Worth, Thomas Hatch, William Squire, Esqs; Major of Dartmouth for the time being, Major of Barnstaple for the time being.
For the city and county of the city of Exon, Mr. Richard Sanders, Mr. Richard Sweet, Mr. Christopher Clark junior, Mr James Marshal, Mr. Thomas Westlake, the Major of Exon for the time being, Edmund Prideaux Esq; Recorder, John Hackwel, Adam Bennet, Richard Crossing; John Lovering, Richard Evans, Nicholas Broking, Ralph Herman, John Cooper.
For the county of Dorset, Edmund Prideaux Esq; Robert Russel, Edmund Kennel of Hazelborough, James Mew of Candlepus, Rickman of Craford, Mr. Richard Yardley, Mr. Coward of Piddletrent, Joseph Michel, Captain Chaffin, of Sherborn, Thomas Hanham junior, Esq; Henry Henley Esq; High Sheriff of the said County; sir Anthony Ashley-Cooper Baronet, John Brown, John Trenchard, John Bingham, Dennis Bond, William Sydenham, junior; Elias Bond, William Hussey, Esquires; Richard Bury, Gentleman, John Whiteway, Robert Boteler, George Thornhull, Richard Bradrep, Christopher Erle, William Savage, Esqs; John Foy, John Squib, Walter Foy, John Arthur, John Eyres, James Baker, James Dewey, John Lea of Bridport, Edward Cheek, John Brag Gent.
For the county of Durham, sir Henry Vane senior, sir Arthur Hesilrige, sir William Smith, Baronets; sir Henry Vane junior. Mr. George Vane, Mr. Charles Vane, George Fenwick, Francis Wren, Esqs.; Clement Fulthorp, John Blackston, James Clavering, Richard Lilbourn, Henry Warmouth, Thomas Midford.
For the county of York, and for the North-riding, Thomas Lord Fairfax, sir John Danvers, sir William Strickland, Baronet; sir Richard Darley, sir John Bourcher, sir William Allanson, sir Thomas Norcliff, sir Henry Frankland, Knights; John Wastel, Henry Darley, Brian Stapleton. Luke Robinson, Thomas Hoyl. Walter Strickland, Francis Lassels, Richard Etherington, Esqs; Thomas Challoner, James Challoner, William Ascough, George Marwood, Ralph Reymer, John Waters, George Ewer, Henry Franckland, Arthur Noel, Esqs; the Bayliffs of Scarborough. and the Aldermen of Richmond pro tempore.
For the West Riding, Thomas Lord Fairfax, sir Thomas Maleverer, Baronet, sir William Lister, sir John Hewley, sir John Savile, Henry Arthington, William White, Thomas Stock dale, Charles Fairfax, Thomas St. Nicholas, Thomas Dickenson, William Armitage, John Clayton, Alexander Johnson, Esqs; Sampson Cooper, Alderman of Rippon, John Sairle of Medley, William Bosvile, Henry Westby.
For the East Riding, Thomas Lord Fairfax, sir William Constable, sir Francis Boynton, Baronets; sir Richard Darley Knight, sir William Strickland Knight and Baronet; sir William Allanson, sir William St. Quinten Baronet; Francis Thorp Sergeant at Law, John Anlaby, Richard Darley, John Alured, John Nelthrop, James Nelthrop, the Major of Beverley for the time being, Joseph Micklethwait, Christopher Redley, John Stellington, Richard Robinson, Walter Strickland, Matthew Alured, Robert Overton junior, Peter Vavasor, Hugh Bethel junior, Edmund Wingate.
For the city and county of the city of York, the Lord Major pro tempore, Thomas Lord Fairfax, sir Thomas Widdrington Knight and Recorder, sir William Allanson Knight; Thomas Hoyl, Henry Thompson, John Geldard, Stephen Watson, Thomas Dickenson, Robert Horner, Leonard Thompson, Aldermen.
For the town and county of Kingston upon Hull, John Ramesden Major, Francis Thorp Sergeant at Law, Recorder; Peregrine Pelham Esq; Thomas Raiks, John Barnard, Michael Denman, William Popple, John Chawbors, William Rolson, Aldermen; sir Henry Vane junior, Knight; Peter Pelham, Esq; John Chambers, Joseph Blades, John Rogers, Richard Wood, Lancelot Roper, Machabeus Hollis, Francis Dewick, Cutbert Prestwood.
For the county of Essex, sir John Barington Knight and Baronet, sir William Masham, sir Richard Everard, Baronets; sir Henry Hamond Knight and Baronet, sir Henry Mildmay of Wansted, Knight; sir William Row, sir Henry Holcroft, sir Thomas Honywood, sir Robert Kemp, Knights; William Masham, Nathaniel Rich, Simon Middleton, Henry Mildmay of Graces, Edward Birkhead, Oliver Raymon, Dean Tindal, Gobert Barrington, Robert Smith, Sampson Sheffield, Thomas Cook of Chesil, Cary Mildmay, Richard Harlackenden, John Eldred, John Josslin, Robert Born, John Mead, John Eden, Thomas Clapton, Arthur Barnardiston, John Allen of Haseley, George Thompson, Augustine Garland, Thomas Cook of Pedmarsh, John Hare, Joachim Matthews, Peter Whitecomb, John Brook junior, John Sparrow, Henry Wiseman, Henry Barrington, Thomas Aylot, Francis Stonehand, Samuel Fryborn, Esq; John Watkins, John Langley of Colchester, John Sorrel, John Allein of Hareley, William Turner of Wimbich, Jeremy Aylet, William Coaterld, Robert Crane, Robert Calthrop, Thomas Adams of Thacksteed Richard Hawkins of Harwich, John Alleston William Harlackenden, John Thorowgood of Walden, Isaac Wincol, Thomas Talcot, Samuel Pluny, Gentlemen; John Shaw junior, Francis Williamson of Walden, John Fenning, Robert Talcot, Thomas Aylet, Robert Maidston, John Brewster, John Guy.
For the county of Gloucester, sir Giles Overbury, sir John Horton, Knights; sir William Constable Baronet; Nathaniel Stephens, Edward Popham, John Lenthal, William Leigh, Anthony Clifford, Thomas Hodges, John Stephens, Silvanus Wood, Thomas Pury, William Brown, William Sheppard, Richard Stephens, Robert Oldsworth, Thomas Eastcourt, John Codrington, William Stafford, Anthony Kinscot, John Kite, Thomas Chamberlain, Richard Ailworth, Robert Kirl, William Cook, Thomas James, John Dorney, and George Ken, Esqs; Stephen Fowls, Richard Yate, William Selwin, John Brain, Thomas Ailworth, Robert Waterhouse, John Bernard, and Jeremy Buck, Gentlemen.
For the city and county of the city of Gloucester, the Major for the time being; William Lenthal Esq; Speaker of the Parliament, and Recorder of the said city; John Lenthal, Esq; William Singleton, William Caple, Thomas Pury, Thomas Hill, Dennis Wise, Luke Nurse, Lawrence Singleton, Jasper Clutterbook, John Maddox, Anthony Edwards, Aldermen; the Sheriffs and the Town-clerk of the said city for the time being.
For the county of Hereford, sir John Kirl Baronet, sir John Bridges Baronet; sir Richard Hopton Knight; William Littleton, Francis Kirl, William Scudamore, Thomas Baskervile, Silvanus Taylor, Richard Hopton, John Flacket, Ambrose Elton junior, Thomas Rawlins, John James, Francis Pember, Henry Williams, John Cholmley, Thomas Cook, Richard Dolphin, Ruddal Gwillin, John Herring, Isaac Seward, and John Scudamore, Esqs;
For the county of Hertford, William Earl of Salisbury, Charls Viscount Cranborn; Robert Cecil Esq; sir Richard Lucy Knight and Baronet, sir John Garret, sir John Read, sir Brocket Spencer, Baronets; sir John Whitwronge, sir William Rowe, Knights; Ralph Freeman, Rowland Litton, William Leman, Thomas Took, John Heydon, Ralph Flyer, Sheriff of the said county, William Ashton, Esqs; John King Doctor of Physick, Alexander Wilde, Thomas Knightley, Scrog, Esq; Gravely Norton, Adam Washington, Allan Cox, Isaac Puller, John Robothom, Thomas Dockrey, Edmund Smith, the Major of Hertford for the time being, John Marsh, Thomas Mead, William Davis, Joseph Dalton, John Pemberton, Roger Pemberton John Kensey, William Field, Thomas Big de Laurence-end, Nathaniel Yong, William Plummer, Thomas Nichols, Blackwel, John Barber, William Ashton, Toby Combs, Wolley de Hatfield-Hall, William Beaumont, Daniel Nichols, Henry Marsh, William Eels, George Banister, Thomas Sadler de Preston, William Cox, Hobson, George Stringer, John Grub, Thomas Grinnel senior, Esqs;
For the town of St. Albans, the Major for the the time being; William Foxwist Recorder, John King Doctor of Physick, William Leman, John Robothom, John Pemberton, Roger Pemberton, Alban Cox, John Marsh, William Hickman, John Grub.
For the county of Huntington, Oliver Cromwell Esq; Lieutenant General of the Army; sir William Armyn Knight and Baronet; Edward Montague, Onslow Winch, Valentine Wanton, Abraham Burrel, John Castle, Thomas Cater, Nicholas Bedley, Esqs; John Simcots Doctor of Physick, William Leman, Robert Harvey, Robert Vinter, Esqs; William Drury, Jervas Fulwood, Gentlemen.
For the county of Kent, William Lord Viscount Monson, sir John Rivers, sir Thomas Stile, sir Henry Vane senior, sir Nicholas Miller, Knights; Augustine Skinner Esq; sir Henry Vane junior, Knight; Richard Beal, William James, George Duke, Richard Amhurst, William Skinner, George Hall, Lambert Godfrey, Andrew Broughton of Maidstone, Algernon Sidney Esqs; sir William Strickland, Nathaniel Rich, Henry Honywood, Esqs; John Dixwel, Robert Hales, Fowk, Gentlemen, William Read of Folkeston Esq; Miles Temple of Dover Gent; George Selby Sheriff of the said county; sir Edward Gilbert Knight; Edward Stace Gentleman; sir Henry Heyman Baronet, sir Peter Godfrey Knight; Anthony Samuel, Thomas Westrow, Richard Brown, Esqs; Robert Scot, John Brown, Thomas Broadnax; Philip Lord Lisle, sir Thomas Walsingham, Ralph Weldon, Thomas Blunt, William Boothby, Thomas Seliard. John Twisleton, George Thompson, William Say, Edward Ash, Esqs; John Parker, John Goldwel, Stephen Beal.
For the city of Canterbury, the Major of Canterbury for the time being, sir John Roberts Knight; Thomas Den Recorder John Nut, Thomas Scot, Esqs; Mr. Bridges, Mr. Lee, Mr. Lad, Aldermen; Thomas Monyns, sir Michael Livesey Baronet; William Kenrick, John Bix, Thomas Plummer senior, Thomas Plummer junior, Samuel Short, George Jackson, George Kadwel, Esqs;
For the county of Lancaster, William Ashurst, Ralph Ashton of Middleton, Alexander Rigby, John Moor, Samuel Ratcliff, Richard Ashton, George Dodding, Peter Bowld, John Starkey Richard Standish, Thomas Birch, Esqs; George Piggot, William Cotham, Robert Mawdsley, Thomas Wilson, Leonard Rawlinson, Richard Maghal, Jereia Aspinwel, Thomas Cubban, Robert Gliest, Peter Katterel, Strangwish, Livesey, John Nevil, John Halsteed, Gentlemen.
For the county of Leicester, William Lord Viscount Monson, Thomas Lord Grey of Grooby, Theophilus Grey Esq; sir Arthur Hesilrige Baronet, sir Thomas Hartop, sir Roger Smith; Henry Danvers, Peter Temple, Thomas Hesilrige, Henry Smith, Francis Hacker, Thomas Beaumont, William Deanvars, John Stafford, Thomas Poncher, John Goodman, John Swinfen, William Banbridge, William Hartop, William Stanley, Esqs Edmond Cradock Alderman of Leicester.
For the county of Lincoln, William Lord Viscount Monson William Pierrepont, Francis Pierrepont, Nathaniel Fines, Esqs sir John Wray Knight and Baronet, sir William Armyn, sir Richard Earl, sir John Brownlow, sir William Brownlow, sir Thomas Trollop, Baronets; sir Hamond Whitchcot, sir Edw Ayscough, sir Anthony Irby, Knights; John Wray, William Armyn, Francis Clinton, alias Fines, Thomas Grantham, Edward Ayscough, Thomas Hatcher, William Wrey, Edward Rossiter, Thomas Lister, Edmund Anderson, William Disny, William Oldfield, Henry Massingbeard, Thomas Ougle, Thomas Read, Mountague Cholmley, John Archer, William Ellis, Edmund Ellis, Charls Hall, John Weaver, Alexander Emerson, William Woolley, William Savile, William Welby, William Bury, Humphrey Walcott, John Hobson, William Hobson, John Harrington, John Wilsby, Samuel Cust, Francis Mussenden Thomas Hall, William Lister, Drayner Massingbeard, Edward Nelthrop, John Nelthrop, William Broxholm, John Sheffield Isaac Knight, Richard Pryen, Edward Skinner, Vincent Amcots, William Thompson, Thomas Welby, Charls Empson, John Wincop, Edmund Siler, Wyat Perkins, Edward Tilson, Thomas Cuppledike, Richard Filkin, Thomas Nethercoat, William Godfrey, Esqs; John Whiting, Thomas Ascam, Thomas Tooly, John Disny, Thomas Rand, Nehemiah Rawson, William Dowman, Gentlemen.
For the city and county of the city of Lincoln, the Major for the time being; Thomas Grantham, Thomas Lister, Esqs; Robert Marshal, William Marshal, William Goodknap, George Brasebridge, Edward Eamis, Richard Ward, Aldermen; Original Peart, William White, Citizens.
For the City of London, the Lord Major for the time being, Isaac Pennington, Sir John Wollaston Knight, Thomas Atkin, Thomas Andrews, John Foulk, William Gibs, Thomas Foot, John Kenrick, Simon Edmonds, Christopher Pack, Thomas Cullam, Samuel Avery, Rowland Wilson, Aldermen; John Dethick, John Ven, Francis Allen, Gregory Clement, Edmond Harvey, Robert Titchborn, Owen Roe, Maurice Gething, John Strange, Thomas Arnold, Nathaniel Campfield, Edward Ash, Esqs; Matthew Sheppard, Mark Hildersley, John Langley, Edward Parks, Samuel Moyer, Daniel Taylor, Richard Gibs, John Roberts, Stephen Eastwick, Thomas Hussey senior, Richard Shute, James Russel, Thomas Noel, Hogan Hoval, Robert Manwaring, Walter Boothby, Alexander Jones, Francis Crofts, Gentlemen; George Cosy, John Stone.
For the county of Middlesex, George Earl of Desmont, William Lord Viscount Monson, sir Henry Vane senior, Knight, sir Edward Barkham Baronet; sir Thomas Fowl, sir Richard Sprignal, sir William Armyn, sir Gregory Norton, Baronets; sir John Danvers, sir John Hippesley, sir William Roberts, sir James Harrington, Knights; sir Edward Powel Baronet; Francis West, Lieutenant of the Tower, sir John Wollaston Knight, Alderman of the city of London; Robert Wallop, Edmund Harvey, William Methwold, James Hawley, Francis Allen, Gregory Clement, William Boswel, Esqs; Colonel Ralph Harrison, Laurence Whittacre, Thomas Lister, John Hucksley, John Trenchard, John Morris, Richard Danton, Thomas Lane, Robert Spilman, Robert Scawen, Humphrey Edwards, John Brown, Joseph Alston, Justinian Paget, Thomas Swallow, Tho: Falconbridge, Geo: Manly, Will: Hawkins, John Brigham, William Barns, Stephen Boreman, Edward Marten, Gentlemen; Silvanus Taylor, John Honor, James Parcol, Ralph Hall, Isaac Pennington Alderman of the city of London, William Leman Esq; William Jones, Edward Carter, Solomon Smith, Daniel Proctor, Josias Barners, John Hautrey, Thomas Marsh, James Prince, Thomas Hubbert, John Hunsden, Hill of Endfield.
For the city and liberty of Westminster, William Lord Viscount Monson, sir Henry Vane senior, Kt. sir William Ermin Baronet, sir John Hippesley Kt. sir Gregory Norton Baronet; sir John Thorowgood, sir James Harrington, sir John Danvers, Knights; sir Edward Powel Baronet, sir Henry Holcroft Knight; Michael Oldsworth, Nicholas Love Esq; Thomas Lister, Laurence Whitacre, Joh: Trenchard, Humphrey Edwards, John Brown, Edward Birkhead, George Manley, Thomas Herbert Thomas Falconbridge, Henry Middleton, Esqs; William Hawkins Gent, John Brigham, Stephen Boreman, Edw. Marten, Silvanus Taylor Esq; James Parcal, Arthur Squib junior, Edward Dendy, Edward Carter, John Hooker Esqs; Thomas Devanx, Hall, William Green.
For the county of Monmouth, Thomas Morgan, William Harbert, Henry Harbert, William Jones, Edmund Morgan, John Walter, Christopher Catchmay, Edward Harbert, Henry Williams, Rice Williams, Robert Jones, William Packer, William Blethin, Esqs:
For the county of Northampton, William Viscount Monson, Edward Lord Mountague of Boulton, sir John Dryden Baronet, William Dryden, Mr. Brooks of Great-Okeley; William Lord Fitzwilliams; Erasmus Dryden, John Norton, Thomas Pentlow, John Cleypool senior, Mr. Cleypool junior, John Clark Sergeant at Law, Mr. Blezzo, George Benson, Edward Harby, Mr. Mansil, Edward Farmer; sir Edward Farmer; sir Edward Nichols Baronet; John Thornton, Thomas Elms, Robert Andrews; sir John Danvers, Robert Wallop, sir Gilbert Pickering, John Barner; sir Peter Wentworth Kt. of the Bath, Hen: Pickering, Samuel, Esqs;
For the county of Notingham, William Pierrepont, Francis Pierrepoint, Esqs; sir Edward Wortley, sir William Lister, Knights; John Hutchinson, Gervase Piggot, Gilbert Millington, Joseph Widmerpool, Charls White, Nicholas Charlton, Clement Spilman, John Martin, Robert Rains, Esq; John Mason, William Nix, Gent. Henry Ireton, Edward Aiscough, Edward Meril, Henry Zacheverel, Richard Dobson, William Wightman, John Oddingsels, Esqs; Rowland Sommerfal, Gent.
For the county of the town of Notingham, the Major for the time being, Francis Pierrepont, Gilbert Millington, Esqs; Huntington Plumtree Doctor of Physick, William Nix, John James, Aldermen; Charls White, Nicholas Charlton, Esqs; John Gregory, Gent.
For the county of Norfolk, sir Thomas Woodhouse Knight and Baronet, sir John Hubbert Baronet, sir William Paston Baronet, sir Richard Barney, Baronet, sir Isaac Astley Knight and Baronet, sir Valentine Pell, sir William Doyley, sir Thomas Beddinefield sir Thomas Guibon, sir Thomas Gawdy, sir Edward Ashley, Sir Thomas Hoogan, sir George Windham, Knights; Will Heveningham, John Coke, James Calthrop, Esqs; Erasmus Earl Sergeant at Law, Miles Corbet, Francis Jermy, Robert Wood, Thomas Windham, Thomas Askin, John Buxton, Esqs; Gregory Gawsell High Sheriff; Philip Skippon, Philip Beddingfield, John Haughton, James Scambler, John Walpool, Robert Walpool, Robert Haughton, Edward Chamberlain, Thomas Russel, Robert Wilton, Robert Jermy, Hamond Ward, Thomas Wylde, Esqs; Samuel Smith Recorder of Norwich, Thomas Southerton Esquire; Sir Roger Townsend Knight, Robert Sheppard, Edward Hayward, Thomas Wright, Robert Long, John Web, James de Grey, Esqs; John Reynis, Henry King, Gent. Valentine Wanton, Edward Gawdy, Robert Rich, Martin Sedley, Henry Tailor, George Hunt, Toby Fryer, Simond Smith, John Beckham, Esqs; Thomas Toll of Lyn, Alderman; Gabriel Barber Doctor of Phy[si]ck, Thomas Lincoln of Thetford, Gent. The Major of Lyn for the time being; John May Alderman of Lyn, Thomas Utber Esq; Edward Owner, Bartholomew Wormal, Thomas Nelson, Edward Robinson, Nathaniel Maxey, Thomas Johnson, Robert Gower, Thomas Gooch.
For the city and county of the city of Norwich, the Major for the time being; Samuel Smith, Esq; Recorder; Erasmus Earl Sergeant at Law; Thomas Atkins Alderman of the city of London, Christopher Barret, Adrian Parmenter, Edmond Boreman, Aldermen; Charles Fleetwood, George Cock Esq; sir Ralph Harel Kt., Gabriel Barber Doctor of Physick; Hen: King Esq; The Sheriff for the time being, William Burnham, Robert Allen, Matthew Lindesey[,] Robert Barron, Samuel Puckle, John Rayley, John Greenwood, William Symonds, Thomas Barret, Barnet Church, John Cory, Richard Wenman, Samuel Brewster, Richard Ket, John Andrews, John Toft.
For the county of Northumberland, sir Arthur Hesilrige Baronet, sir John Fenwick Knight and Baronet, sir Thomas Widdrington Knight, William Fenwick, Ralph Delaval, Thomas Middleton Esq; Michael Welden, George Fenwick, William Shafto, Thomas Lorrein, Henry Ougle, John Hall, Edward Fenwick, Luke Killingworth, Henry Horsley, Esqs;
For the town of Newcastle, sir Arth. Hesilrige Baronet; Tho. Bonner Esq; Major; George Fenwick Esq; Mark Shafto Esq; Recorder; Hen. Warmouth, Jo. Blackiston, Hen. Dawson, Aldermen; Tho. Ledgeard, George Dawson, Aldermen; Henry Rawlins, Robert Young.
For the county of Oxon, William Lord Say and Seal, William Lenthal Esq; Speaker for the Parliament; Bulstrode Whitelock Sergeant at Law, and one of the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England; sir John Danvers Knight; sir Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath; sir Thomas Read, sir Thomas Norris, Knights; Edmund Dunch, Thomas Tipping, Henry Marten, Esqs; Robert Jenkinson, Edmund Goodier, John Lenthal, Edmund Lenthal, William Cope, Charles Fleetwood, Robert Scroop, Bartholomew Hall, Vincent Barrey, John Cartwright, Adrian Scroop, William Wheat, Edward Dixon, William Draper, Arthur Evelin, Esqs; William Tipping, Thomas Appletree, Griffith of Bloxam, Thomas Hales, Thomas Knight, Gabriel Beck, Robert Hales, George Low, Henry Goodine, Ralph Warcop junior, Walter Elwood, Richard Ingolsby Thomas Kelsey, Henry Smith, Major of the City for the time being, Edmund Fettiplace Esq; William Bartholomew, Sprig, Gentlemen, Edward Ash Esq;
For the county of Rutland, Thomas Lord Grey of Grooby, sir Edward Harrington Kt. and Baronet, sir James Harrington Knight, Eures Armin, Tho. Wait, John Osborn, Christopher Brown, Robert Horseman, Edw. Horseman, Sam: Barker, Jo: Hatcher, Jo: Green, Esqs; Wil: Busby, Wil: Grise, Gent. Edw: Falkener, Rich: Hatford, John Holhead, Peter Trion, Esqs Giles Harris Gent. John Weaver, Roger Dale, Esqs.
For the county of Salop, William Pierrepont Esq; sir John Corbet Knight and Baronet, sir Humphrey Brigs Knight and Baronet; Robert Wallop Esq; Thomas Milton, Humphrey Mackworth, Thomas Nichols, Robert Corbet, Andrew Loid, Harcourt Leighton, William Littleton, Samuel Moor, Thomas Kettleby, Thomas Hunt, Humphrey Edwards, John Corbet, Creswel Taylor, Edward Whitchcot, Leighton Owen, Roger Rowley, Lancelot Lee, William Childe Doctor of the Law, Rowland Hunt, Thomas Moor, Thomas Baker, Evans, Esqs; Thomas Gardiner, Richard Harris, Henry Dorrel of Worthen, John Prowde, Owen George, William King, William Botwel, William Brain, Samuel Swannich, Michael Stephens, Gent.
For the county of Stafford, Sir William Brereton, Baronet, John Horwood of Stourton, Leicester Barbour, George Bowes, Richard Houghton, Thomas Crompton, Matthew Moreton, Edward Mainwaring, Henry Stone, John Chetwood, Thomas Parks, Alexander Wightwick, Richard Flyer, Edward Broughton, Richard Pyot, Joseph Whitehalgh, George Bellot of Uttexetor, William Pynson of Woolverhampton, Timothy Edge of Horton, Thomas Moseley, Thomas Gent of Leek, John Goring of CockstonAbbey, William Turton of Alderways, Thomas Hadghead of Milwidgh, Thomas Foley, Edward Danvers of Berrihil, Thomas Cornwallis of Ettinsals, Esqs;
For the county of Somerset, Rob. Wallop Esq; Alexander Popham Esq; sir Tho: Wroth, sir Joh: Hippesley Kt. Edward Popham Esq; John Pyne, Hugh Rogers, Edmund Prideaux, Esqs; John Palmer, Doctor of Physick, Thomas Bampfield, John Ven, Roger Hill of Punford, Esqs; George Searl Gentleman; Robert Blake, John Preston, Henry Henley, Richard Cole, John Wroth, George Lutterel, Giles Strangways, John Curtein, John Buckland now Sheriff, Esqs; John Ash, Esq; James Ash, Benjamin Pit Gent. Thomas Grove Gent., Henry Bonner, Thomas Hippesley, Esqs; Jonathan Pits Gent., Thomas English, John Harrington.
For the city and county of the city of Bristol, the Major for the time being; Edmund Prideaux Esq; Recorder, Rich: Aldworth, Henry Gibs, Joseph Jackson, Hugh Brown, Aldermen; Robert Aldworth Esq; Luke Hodges, John Haggot, Gent. John Yong, Edward Tison, James Rowel, William Grig, Thomas Shewel, Denis Holester, Esqs;
For the county of Southampton, John Lisle Esq; one of the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England; sir Henry Worsley, sir Robert Dillington, Baronets; sir Henry Mildmay, sir Thomas Jervoice, sir William Uvedale, sir Richard Kingsmil, sir William Kingsmill, Knights; Robert Wallop, Oliver Cromwel, Richard Whitehead, Richard Norton, Henry Ireton, Robert Dillington, Nicholas Love, Robert Reynolds, John Kemp, Francis Allen, Thomas Jervoice, John Fielder, John Hook, Thomas Hussy, Francis Tilny, John Wolridge, John St. Barb, Thomas Bettisworth, Francis Rivet, Richard Moor, Thomas Creswel, John Dove, William Pit, William Wither senior, Richard Major, Thomas Cole, William Wither junior, Richard Cob, John Hildesley, William Boreman, Thomas Boreman, Nicholas Hays, Esqs;
For the town and county of Southampton, the Major for the time being; Richard Major Esq; George Gallop, Edward Exton, Esqs; Robert Wroth, William Stanley, Peter Legay, Daniel Hersent, Thomas Mason, Gentlemen.
For the Isle of Wight, sir Henry Worsley, sir Robert Dillington, Baronets; sir Joh: Dingley Knight; Joh: Lisle Esq; one of the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England; John Kemp, Robert Dillington, William Bourman, William Stevens, Thomas Bourman, Bartholomew Meux, Esqs;
For the county of Suffolk, Leicester Devereux, Esq.; sir Edmund Bacon Knight and Baronet; sir William Spring, sir Buts Bacon Baronets; sir Roger North, sir John Wentworth, sir Thomas Beddingfield, sir Nathaniel Barnardiston, sir Tho. Barnardiston, Knights; William Heveningham, Brampton Gurdon senior, Henry North senior, Maurice Barrow, Isaac Appleton, Henry North junior, Nicholas Bacon, Charles Fleetwood, John Gurdon, Thomas Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon, Francis Bacon, William Blois, Thomas Bloss, Thomas Scot, Brampton Gurdon junior, Thomas Teril, John Hodges, John Colton, James Hubbert, Thomas Kerridge Esq; Richard Pepis, Edmund Harvey, Gibson Lucas, Robert Brewster, Theophilus Vaughan, James Hubart, Francis Brewster, Alexander Bence, Esq; Thomas Gip of Bury, Giles Barnardiston, Samuel Fairweather of Holworth, and John Braudling, Robert Wright, Humphrey Brewster, Esqs; Barnaby Bowtel, Daniel Clench, Anthony Barrey, William Fisk, Robert Dunkon, Peter Fisher, Jacob Caley, Samuel Moody, John Clark, Tho: Chaplin, Augustine Plumsted, Gent., Mr. Lurkin junior, Mr. Richardson senior of Hadleigh, James Harvey, Robert Dove Gent. of East-bardge-holt.
For the county of Surrey, and Borough of Southwark, William Lord Viscount Monson; Benjamin Weston Esq; sir William Armyn, sir Michael Livesey, Baronets; sir William Brereton Baronet; sir Richard Onslow, sir Matthew Brand, sir Robert Wood, sir John Dingley, sir Richard Betteson, sir Thomas Walsingham, sir Thomas Jervoice, sir John Lenthal, sir John Howland, sir Thomas Evelin, sir George Anskew, Cornelius Holland, Robert Goodwin, George Fairwel, Henry Tunstal, Lancelot Johnson, George Withers, Nicholas Love, Robert Litchborn, John Goodwin, John Corbet, Thomas Scot, George Lhomson, Rowland Wilson junior, Alderman George Snelling John Hardwick, John Blackwel, Edmund Jordan, John Beaucham, Lewis Andeley, John Fenwick, Walter St. John Esq; Robert Wilson, Thomas Moor, Edmund Moor, Laurence Marsh, Robert Pursey, William Mullins, John Mason, James Shuteley, Leonard Rawlins, John Westbrook, James Pitson, Sebastian Good, Robert Mead, Marlion Reeve, John Howe, John Life, Richard Blagrave, John Smith, Andrew Cade, Richard Wats, Jose Collier, Samuel Lyn, Dancer, Daniel Gutherson, John Inwood, Sackvile Gulston, Esqs; John Bentley, Cornelius Cook, Jackson, Gunstal, Richard Woodier, Peter Delanoy, Francis Allen, Henry Bradley, William Hiccocks, Samuel Hiland, John Cartwrigh, Samuel Rouse, Will: Wymmersal.
For the county of Sussex, sir Thomas Pelham, sir Gregory Norton, Baronets; sir John Chapman Kt. Anthony Stapeley, Herbert Morley, Henry Shelley, John Baker, Hall Ravenscroft, Edward Apsley, William Hay, John Busbridge, Peter Farnden, Thomas Gefferay, Thomas Collins, Anthony Cruttenden, William Newton, William Cawley, John Downs, James Temple, Ralph Cooper, George Churcher, Peter Bettisworth of Vining, Thomas Henshaw, William Freeman, Thomas Miller of Marden, Nicholas Sheppard, John Fag, William Morley, Arthur Bettisworth. Philip Jermin, one of the Justices of the Upper Bench; Stephen Humphrey, Nathaniel Studley, Robert Spence, Roger Gratwick, William Spence, John Evernden, Edward Manning, Thomas White, Richard Yates, Thomas Challoner, Simond Evernden, the Major of Chichester for the time being; Ambrose Traiton, Thomas Springet, Walter Everden senior, Edward Madgewick, Thomas Vallor.
For the county of Worcester, John Wylde, chief Baron of the Exchequer; sir. Thomas Rows Knight; Edward Pit Esq; Humphrey Salway, Charles Cornwallis, John Latham, John James, John Halford, William Dingley, John Corbet, Nicholas Lechmere, John Say, Henry Bromley, William Lygon, Thomas Westroe, John Egyock, Thomas Jolly, George Wylde, Edmond Wylde, Esqs; sir William Samback Knight; Samuel Gardener Esq; Edmond Giles Gent. John Giles of Ashley Gent. Thomas Yong Gent. William Collins, William More, Gent. Thomas Milward Esq; Thomas Cooks, Talbot Badger, Esqs;
For the county of Warwick, Basil Earl of Denbigh, sir Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath, sir Robert Litton Knight; William Purefoy, John Hales, William Colemore, Tho: Willoughby, Anthony Staughton, Gamaliel Purefoy, Walden Millington, Robert Wilcox, Archer, Edward Peyto, Peter Burgoin, Richard Lucy, John Bridges, Christopher Hales, Esqs; Joseph Hawksworth Gent. John Barker, Godfrey Bosvile, John St. Nicholas.
For the city and county of the city of Coventry, The Major for the time being; John Barker, Thomas Basnet, John Rogerson, Aldermen; Matthew Smith Gent. Samuel Snell, John Wightwick, Gent. Richard Jesson, Richard Hopkins, Gent. Will: Combs Esq;
For the county of Wilts, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Philip Lord Herbert, Charls Viscount Cranborn; Benjamin Weston Esq; sir Anthony Ashley-Cooper Baronet; sir Edward Bainton, sir John Danvers, sir John Evelin; Edmund Ludlow, Edward Bainton, Alexander Popham, Robert Gennor, Thomas Hodges, Richard Whitehead, Michael Oldsworth, John Ash, Esqs; Robert Nicholas Sergeant at Law, Philip Smith, Edward Ash, Edmund Ludlow senior, Alexander Thistlethwait, William Sadler, Edward Goddard, Robert Hippesley, John Lisle Esq; one of the Lords Commissioners for the Great-Seal of England, William Stevens, Edward Tooker, Walter St. Johns, William Cawley, John Dove, William Ludlow, Edward Stokes, Edward Marten, Gabriel Martin, Thomas Bailey, Robert Good, Robert Brown, John Stephen, Gent. William Hussey, Thomas Hussey, Esqs; Richard Crowch, William Cole. Robert Nicholas of Sewley, Gent. Edward Manning Esq: Edward Nicholas, John Laurence, Thomas Hunt Gent. The Major of Sarum for the time being, John Ivoy senior, Humphrey Ditton, Francis Dove, John Read, Jeffery Daniel, Esqs; Francis Leigh Gent. Thomas Escourt Esq; William Temple, John Taylor, William Mountjoy, Esq; Andrew Bewod, Thomas Methwin, Anthony Trotman, William Erby, Nicholas Green, Richard Francklin, William Reddish, Gent.
For the county of Westmerland, Richard Brauthwait, John Fallowfield, John Morland, Robert Brauthwait, Robert Scaff, Edmund Guy, Richard Crackinthorp, Gervis Benson, Thomas Sands, Roger Baitman, John Archer.
For the Isle of Anglesey, Thomas Mitton Esq; William Bold Esq; John Wood, Hugh Owen, Richard Owen, Theodor Owen, Holland Owen Wood, Pierce Lloid, Thomas Madryn, John Carter, George Twistleton, Richard Price, Thomas Ball, Esqs;
For the county of Carmarthen, sir Erasmus Philips Baronet; Roger Lort, Francis Lloid, James Jones, William Flemming, Esqs; sir Edward Vaughan, Henry Lloid Gent., Thomas Morgan, Evan Thomas, Rowland Dawkins, Esqs;
For the county of Denbigh, sir Thomas Middleton. Knight; Thomas Mitton, Simon Thelwal, John Puleston Sergeant at Law, Robert Wyn, Robert Sentley, John Jones, Owen Salisbury, Owen Thelwal, Edward Thelwal, Fowlk Middleton, Richard Egerton, Richard Basnet, Edward Wyn of Hanhisham, John Longford, John Carter, George Twisleton, John Peck, Esqs; Watkin Kiffin, Thomas Ball, Edward Taylor, Ralph Cruchley, Gent.
For the county of Carnarvan, Thomas Mitton, Thomas Madryn, Griffith Jones, Maurice Wyn, Edmund Glyn, Esqs; sir William Williams Baronet; Thomas Williams, John Wyn of Gronfryn, Hugh Griffith, Edward Williams, John Owen, Richard Anwyl, Griffith Williams, Richard Coitmore, William Stodart, John Carter, George Twisleton, Richard Price, Thomas Ball, Esqs;
For the county of Flint, sir Thomas Middleton Knight, sir John Trevor Knight; John Puliston Sergeant at Law; Thomas Ravenscroft, John Jones, John Aldersey, Humphrey Dimmock, John Salisbury, Peter Evans, Roger Hammer, Roger Ellice, Luke Lloid, Thomas Lloid, Thomas Dymot, Richard Yong, David Janes, Ralph Hughs, Peter Fowlks, Pierce Conway, John Carter, George Twisleton, Thomas Ball, Thomas Critchley, Esqs.
For the county of Glamorgan, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Algeron Sidney Esq; sir Thomas Lewis Knight; Oliver Cromwel Esq; Richard Cromwel, William Lewis, Bussy Mansel, Michael Oldisworth, Edward Pritchard, Thomas Carn, Evan Seys, Humphrey Windham, William Herbert de Cogan, William Powel, William Basset, Edward Stradling, Richard Jones, Philip Jones, Henry Bowen, John Herbert, John Price, Thomas Evans, Roland Dawkins, John Gibs, William Peer, Edmund Gamadge, and Thomas Spencer, Esqs.
For the county of Merioneth, sir Thomas Middleton Knight; Thomas Mitton, Griffith Nanney, Owen Salisbury, Robert Anwil, John Jones, Howel Vaughan, John Vaughan, Lewis Lloid, William Wyn de Glyn, John Lloid, Edmund Merrick, Robert Wyn, Lewis Owen, Robert Vaughan, John Vaughan de Caergay, Lewis Gwyn, John Lloid of Carey, Esqs; Maurice Wyn, Maurice Lewis, David Lloid, Theodore John Owen, Rowland Lewis, Edward Wyn, Edward Jones of Moches, Gent, John Carter, George Twisleton, Richard Price, Thomas Ball, Esqs;
For the county of Montgomery, sir Thomas Middleton Knight, sir John Witewrong Knight; Thomas Mitton, John Pugh, Lloid Pierce, Lewis Owen, Charls Lloid of Garth, Hugh Pride, Richard Price, John Kinaston, Samuel Moor, John Price, Matthew Morgan, Richard Owen, Gabriel Wyn, Thomas Owen, Rice Vaughan, William Kiffin, Richard Griffith, Robert Griffith, Esqs; Edward Owen, Samuel Bigs, Lodowick Lewis, Charls Jones, Gent.
For the county of Radnor, Silvanus Taylor, Henry Williams, Thomas Baskervile, William Beaumont, John Williams; John Williams de Skenless, Hugh Lewis, David Lloid de Dissert, Peter Taylor, Nicholas Taylor.
And be it further Enacted by authority aforesaid, That the several and respective Commissioners hereby appointed for the several and respective Cities, Counties and Places aforesaid; shall within eight days next ensuing the publication hereof, meet together at some fitting place, if conveniently it may be done, in every of the said cities, counties and places respectively; And after such time, three or more of them at the least, shall once in every week at the least meet at such convenient places as they shall think fit and appoint, for the more speedy putting in execution the contents of this Act for the first three moneths assessment; And the said respective Commissioners are hereby required and authorized, at the days and places of their said meeting, to divide and apportion the several sums of money appointed by this Act to be leavied for the maintenance of the said Forces, upon the several and respective Wards, Divisions, Hundreds, Lathes, and Wapentakes, within the several Cities, Counties and places aforesaid, according to the usual proportions and divisions of rates in the said places; And likewise shall and may agree to divide and sever themselves for the better execution of this Act, into such Wards, Hundreds, Places, and Divisions, within their respective Cities, Counties and Places, as to them shall seem expedient; And to take to their assistance, for the more speedy execution of the said Service in their several Divisions, such able and sufficient persons as they shall think fit, and to assemble and meet as to them shall seem good; And forthwith the said Commissioners, or any two or more of them, respectively, are hereby authorized and required to direct their Warrants to such Persons as they shall think fit, within their several respective divisions, to be assessors of the said rates which said persons so appointed by the said Commissioners, are hereby authorized and required to assess all and every person and persons whatsoever, having any Lands, Goods Annuities, Rents, Offices, Parks, Warrens, or other Profits, or any other Real or Personal estate whatsoever, within the Limits, Circuits and Bounds of their respective Divisions, according to the rate proportioned upon the same. And be it further Enacted, That the several and respective Commissioners in each of the several counties, cities and places, or such as they or any two of them shall nominate and appoint, shall, and hereby have power to assess and leavy the several sums to be assessed or imposed upon any the Premises, in such maner and form, and according to the most equal and usual rates for assessing and leavying of money, for maintenance of the Forces raised by the Parliament, or by a certain rate upon the true yearly values of any the Premises, and according to the true value of Goods, Chattels, Debts, or other estate Real or Personal, within the said several counties, cities, limits or places respectively: And to the end the said Rates be equally and indifferently assessed, and the moneys duly collected, and true accompt thereof made, The said Assessors are hereby required, within six days after such Assessments made, to deliver one Copy of their respective assessments fairly written, and subscribed by them, unto the said respective Commissioners; and the said respective Commissioners are hereby ordered and required, to sign and seal two Duplicates of the said respective Assessments, whereof one Duplicate the said respective Commissioners are to deliver to the respective Collectors, with warrant to them to collect the said assessments; and one other Duplicate to the said Treasurers at War: And the said several Commissioners, or any two of them, are hereby respectively authorized from time to time, to nominate one or more sufficient and honest persons in every Division or allotment, to be Collectors of the said moneys so assessed and rated; which said Collectors, and every of them, are hereby authorized and required to Collect the said moneys so assessed; and the said Commissioners, or any three or more of them, are hereby authorized, to allow the said respective Collectors, and their Sub-Collectors, one peny a piece in the pound for their pains, in Collecting the said Moneys, and one peny in the Pound to the Commissioners Clerks respectively for their pains in fair writing the said assessments and Duplicates; and if any person shall refuse or neglect to pay any sum of money, whereat he shall be rated or assessed, That then it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Collectors, or any of them, who are hereby required and authorized thereunto, to leavy the sum so assessed, by distress and sale of the goods of such person so refusing or neglecting to pay, deducting the sum assessed, and the reasonable charges of distraining, and restore the overplus to the owner thereof; and to break open any House, Chest, Trunck, Box, or other thing where any such Goods are, and to call to their assistance, any of the Forces within the Cities, Counties or Places, where any resistance shall be made, or any other Officer or Officers, person or persons whatsoever; which said Forces, Officers and Persons are hereby required to be ayding and assisting in the premises, as they shall answer the contrary at their perils. And if any question or difference happen upon the taking of such distress, between the parties distrained or distraining, the same shall be ended and determined by the said Commissioners, or any two or more of them; and the said several Commissioners, or any two or more of them, are hereby authorized to use such other lawful ways or means for the speedy leavying of the said Assessments, as to them shall be thought fit; and if any person or persons shall neglect or refuse to pay his Assessment, and convey his or their goods, or other personal Estate, whereby the sum of money so assessed, cannot be leavied according to this Act, Then the said respective Commissioners, or any two or more of them, are hereby authorized to Imprison the persons and Sequester the Estate of every such person, for the advancement of the said Service; and the Tenants of all Houses and Lands which shall be rated by vertue of this Act, are hereby required and authorized to pay such sums of Money as shall be rated upon such House and Lands, and to deduct out of their Rents so much of the said rates as in respect of the Rents of every such House and Land, the Landlords should or ought to pay and bear; and the said Landlords, both mediate and immediate, according to their respective interest are hereby required to allow such deductions and paiments upon the receipt of the residue of their Rents; And be it Enacted, that every tenant paying the said Assessment, shall be acquitted and discharged for so much money as the said Assessment shall amount unto, as if the same had been actually paid unto such person or persons unto whom his Rents should have been due and payable: And in case that the proportions set by this Act upon all and every the respective Counties, Cities and places, shall not be fully assessed, levyed and paid, according to the true meaning thereof; And that if any of the said Assessments or Taxes shall be rated or imposed upon any person, not being of ability to pay the same, or upon any empty or void House or Land, where the same cannot be Collected or Levied; or that through any other wilfulness, negligence, or mistake, the said Assessment shall fall short and not be paid, That then, in all and every such cases, the several and respective Commissioners, Assessors and Collectors aforesaid, and every of them respectively, are hereby authorized and required to assess, or cause to be Assessed, Collected, Levied, and paid, all and every such sum and sums of money, upon the several and respective Divisions, Hundreds and Parishes, where the same shall be unassessed, not Collected, Levied, nor paid; the said new assessment to be made, collected, and levied in such maner, and by such means as in this Act for the Assessment is Declared; Provided, that the town of Lyn in Norfolk, pay no more for the said first three moneths Assessment, then according to that proportion, which the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Eastern Association Ordered that town should pay, as by their Order of the twentieth of November, 1645 appeareth: And it is further Enacted, That if any person or persons shall finde him or themselves agrieved, that he or they is overrated, and shall within six days after demand made of the sum of money assessed on him, complain to the Commissioners who Signed or allowed his or their Assessment; the major part of the said Commissioners who Signed or allowed his or their Assessment, shall have power, upon examination, within eight days after the demand as aforesaid, to relieve such person or persons, and to charge the same upon such other person or persons as they shall see cause: And the said Collectors, and every of them, are hereby required from time to time to pay such sum or sums of money as shall be by them Collected by vertue of this Act, to the ReceiverGeneral appointed by the said Commissioners for the said County, for the receiving of Moneys to be Levied by vertue of this Act. And be it Enacted by the authority aforesaid, that power be, and is hereby given to the respective Commissioners in the several and respective Counties, Cities and Places, in this Act nominated, to appoint in each particular County a general Receiver, who shall receive the Assessments of the said Counties from the particular Collectors and Sub-Collectors; And the said general Receiver of each particular County, to transmit, or cause to be paid the moneys by him received, unto the Treasurers at Wars, or where or to whom they shall appoint to receive the same; And that the said Treasurers at Wars do allow unto the said Receiver-General in each County, a Sallary for his pains, not exceeding one peny in the pound upon his Accompt: And be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any person or persons shall wilfully neglect, or refuse to perform his duty in the due and speedy execution of this present Act, The said respective Commissioners, or any three or more of them, have hereby power to impose upon such person or persons so refusing or neglecting their duties, such Fine or Fines as to them shall be thought fit, and cause the same to be Leavied by Distress, and sale of his Goods, in Manner and Form aforesaid: Provided, That no Fine to be imposed by any of the said Commissioners, shall for any one Offence, exceed the sum of Twenty pounds; which said Fine shall be paid for the use of the Forces Raised by Authority of Parliament; and that no priviledged Place, or Person, Body Politique or Corporate, within the Cities, Counties and Places aforesaid shall be exempted from the said Assessment and Taxes: And be it further Enacted, That the said several and respective Commissioners, and every of them, shall from time to time give a true and perfect accompt of all their doing and proceedings in the execution of this Act, to the Committee for the Army, or to such persons as the Parliament shall appoint: And it is further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the said sum of Ninety thousand pounds per mensem, for the last three Moneths, to commence from the Four and twentieth day of June now next ensuing, to the Nine and twentieth day of September following, shall be Assessed, Taxed, Leavied, and paid in the several counties and places before named respectively, by the several sums, and according to the several proportion, and in such maner and form as is hereafter expressed; Viz.
And whereas several complaints have been heretofore, and at this present are made by several Divisions, Towns and Places, in the several Counties aforementioned, of inequallity in their taxes and assessments, compared with other Divisions, Townships, and Places, within the same Counties; And that some Places and persons have been assessed, and paid double or treble, what other places and persons in other Divisions and Parishes in the same County, for the like Estates, have been rated and assessed to pay; And that divers inconveniences have been thereby occasioned, and the payment of the Assessments much obstructed: For the prevention whereof for the future, and for the more equal and right proportioning of the several sums before mentioned, in the several Counties, Cities and Places aforesaid; Be it Enacted by this present Parliament, and by the authority thereof, That the several and respective sums of money to be Rated, Assessed, and Levied, for the three Moneths Assessment, commencing from the Four and twentieth day of June next, to the Nine and twentieth of September following, by vertue of this Act, shall be taxed and assessed by a pound rate on the several Divisions, Hundreds, Ridings, Lathes, Wapentakes, and Parishes, the respective Counties and Cities aforesaid, for all and every their Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Goods, Chattels, Money, Stock, Merchandize, Office, or Estate whatsoever, according to the value thereof (that is to say) so much upon every twenty shillings Rent, or yearly value of Land and Real Estate, and so much upon Money, Stock, and other Personal Estate, by an equal Rule (wherein every twenty pounds in Money, Stock, or other Personal Estate, shall bear the like charge as shall be laid upon every twenty shillings yearly Rent, or yearly value of Land) will raise the Monethly sum or sums charged on the respective counties and places aforesaid: For the better effecting whereof, It is hereby Enacted, That the several and respective Commissioners hereby appointed in the several and respective counties and cities, shall meet together on the second day of May, in the year of our Lord God, One thousand six hundred forty and nine, at the most common and usual place of Meeting for each of the said counties and cities respectively; and the said Commissioners, or as many of them as shall then and there attend and be present, shall cause this present Act for the last three Moneths assessments to be put in execution, according to their best discretion and judgement: And having agreed amongst themselves of some general Rules and Directions for the doing thereof, and having then and there appointed another time for their second general Meeting, which shall be at or before the sixth day of June next ensuing, at the furthest, to receive the Returns from the several Divisions, Hundreds, Ridings, Lathes, Wapentakes, Townships, Parishes and Places, The said Commissioners shall repair unto their several Divisions, Ridings, Lathes, Wapentakes or Hundreds, and then with all convenient speed, they or any two of them shall cause two or three of the honest and able Inhabitants in the several and respective Townships and places within their said Divisions, Ridings, Lathes, Wapentakes, and Hundreds, to be named and appointed Surveyors and Assessors, who (or any two of them) are to ascertain and rate the yearly value and profits of the said Township, Parish and Place, for which they shal be appointed Surveyors, or Assessors, and to return the same to the said Commissioners, or to such person or persons as shall be appointed to receive the same. And for their better proceeding, and more perfect discovery of the truth in the same, that the intention of an equal rate throughout the said County, and in every part thereof, may be obtained. The said Commissioners in their several and respective Divisions and Limits, or any two of them, may, and are hereby authorised to administer an oath (if they shall see cause) unto the respective Surveyors and assessors, for the faithful discharge of the trust reposed in them, and for their just and impartial dealing in the same; which said Surveyors and Assessors are to deliver in their several surveys perfected and subscribed by them, unto the Commissioners, or to such person or persons as shall be appointed to receive the same two or three days at ye least before ye said second general meeting of the said Commissioners; to the end that the said Commissioners may deliver in all the several Surveys to be made throughout the said County, at the said second general meeting appointed as aforesaid, at or before the said sixth day of June next ensuing; at which said general meeting the said Commissioners or the major part of them then present, shall upon view and perusal of the said several Surveys, cast up the true Revenue and yearly Profits of the whole county or city, to the end that an equal pound rate may be apportioned upon every Division Hundred, Riding, Lath, Wapentake, Township and Parish, according to the proportion and sum of money charged upon the said county by vertue of this present Act, whereunto the said Commissioners, or the major part of them then and there assembled, are by vertue of this Act authorised and appointed to proportion the same, which being done, the Commissioners or any two of them, shall send forth their Warrants to the High Constables, and other Officers or persons within their several Divisions, Hundreds, Ridings, Lathes, or Wapentakes, to cause the said several proportions and sums of Money to be equally Assessed, Taxed, Leavied, and Collected, in due maner and form, according to the true intent and meaning of this Act; and to appoint Assessors and Collectors for the perfecting thereof, who are hereby likewise authorized and required to put the business with all care and diligence in present execution: And it is further Enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Assessors, Surveyors, Collectors, and other persons to be nominated and appointed for the said last three moneths Assessments, shall receive all allowances, and shall have, and it is hereby given unto them, and every of them respectively, all and singular the powers and authorities whatsoever, for the effectual proceedings in the said service of the last three moneths Assessments, as are given and appointed to any the Assessors, Collectors, and other officers or persons limited in this Act, for or concerning the Assessing, Levying, Collecting, or Receiving of the said first three moneths Assessments: And the said Commissioners shall and may, and are hereby authorized, to use, exercise, and put in execution, all such powers and authorities for the effectual proceedings in the said service for the last three moneths Assessments, as are given, limited, and appointed to them, or any of them in this Act, touching the said first three moneths Assessments. And it is further Enacted and Ordained by the authority aforesaid, That the said Treasurers at War do from time to time, upon Certificate from the Commissioners in this Act appointed for the several and respective counties, cities and places, make due allowance and payment of all Free-Quarter to be taken by any the Forces under the command of the Lord Fairfax, from the said five and twentieth of March, to the expiration of this present Act, according to such instructions, rules and directions of Parliament, as at any time heretofore have been made in that behalf.
Provided also, and be it Enacted, That all Fee-farm Rents, or other Rents of the late Kings Revenue, all Rents and other sums reserved by the late Court of Wards, out of any Wards, Infants, or Lunatick Estates; and all other maner of Rents, Payments, and sums of Money, and all Annuities issuing out of any Lands, within any City or County, shall be lyable towards the payment of any sum by this Act to be Taxed and Leavied; and all the Tenants of any Fee-farm Rent, other Rent, sums of Money, or Annuities aforesaid, are hereby directed and authorized to pay them proportionably, according to the Rates and Assessments by this Act, appointed and Enacted; and all such Tenants shall be hereby saved and kept harmless by authority of Parliament, from any further payment of such portion of any such Rent, Rents, Sums or Annuities, either to the Exchequer, to the Committee of the Revenue, or to any person or persons to whom any such Rent, Rents, Sums of Money or Annuities as aforesaid shall or ought to be paid, to all intents and purposes whatsoever, as fully and as amply as if they had paid the same in to the Exchequer, to the Committee of the Revenue, or to any person or persons to whom the same is reserved and become due: And if any difference shall arise between Landlord and Tenant, or any other, concerning the said Rates, the said several Commissioners, or any two or more of them in their several Divisions, have hereby power to settle the same as they shall think fit. Provided always, That nothing contained in this Act, shall be extended to charge either of the Universities, or any of the Colledges or Halls within the said Universities, or any the rents and revenues due and payable to the said Universities or Colledges, or any of them, not to charge any Master, Fellow or Schollar of any the said Colledges, or any Reader, Officer or Minister of the said Universities or Colledges, or any of them, for and in regard of any Stipend, Wages or Profit whatsoever, arising or growing due to them in respest of their said several places and imployments in the said Universities: And that nothing in this Act contained, shall be extended to charge any of the Colledges of Winchester, Eaton or Westminster, or any Hospital or Almshouse, or any Free-school, or any the rents and revenues due and payable to them or any of them: And that the Tenant or Tenants of all and every the said Universities, Colledges, Halls, Hospitals, Almshouses and Free-schools respectively, shall be charged by vertue of this Act, for so much onely as the Lands and Tenements held by the said Tenant or Tenants repectively is worth by the year, over and above Rent and Revenue therefore respectively due and payable to the said Universities, Colledges, Halls, Hospitals, and Almshouses, and Free-scholls, or any of them respectively, Any thing in this present Act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.