Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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The Parliament of England now assembled, having been necessarily inforced to the expense of divers vast sums of money, in the preparing and speedy transporting their Army for Ireland, and for the furnishing of them with Shipping, Provisions for War, and other Accommodations requisite for so great an undertaking; By reason of which Expedition, and in regard the Monethly Assessments fall far short of discharging the ordinary Salary of the Garrisons, and their Armies, the other Treasuries of the Commonwealth have been extraordinarily exhausted: And for that also the Parliament are necessitated out of the Treasuries of this Commonwealth, still to furnish the Army in Ireland, (especially in their hardship of Winter-services) with timely pay and other necessaries that so (until they can be otherwise provided for) they may be from hence encouraged to carry on and perfect that work so eminently conducing to the relief of the distressed there, and the quiet and advantage of this Commonwealth; towards which (by the blessing of God upon their endeavors) they have already made a very happy progress, even far beyond what could be hoped for in so short a space; and so, as that unless the Parliament should wilfully contemn those great and unexpected mercies, in which the hand of God hath so visibly appeared, and become unfaithful to that Trust they through former difficulties have and always shall, through the assistance of God, endeavor faithfully to discharge: And unless also they should as much as in them lies, deliver up their Army and Friends in Ireland, to the merciless cruelty of the enraged Enemy there, and hereby hazard the utter ruine and destruction of this Commonwealth, they may not neglect the constant and timely recruiting, and compleat maintaining that Army with sufficient supplies of Men, Moneys, Arms, Ammunition, and like convenient Furnitures, which their necessities (as yet) will daily call for and require, as well to preserve their power in the Field, as also to secure and safe keep those many Garisons already in their possession, and such others as it shall please God to deliver into their hands, which may be thought fit to be continued and maintained there: And considering the sad and late experience this Commonwealth hath had of Civil Commotions, and that until Providence (by a perfect and through reducement of Ireland to the obedience of this Commonwealth) shall put an end to all controversies there, that good Peace and settlement which this Commonwealth hath for some moneths past enjoyed, may by the Enemies thereof be the better attempted to be disturbed, with hopes of more probable success then they can otherwise expect; The prevention whereof, and well performance of that trust and care that lies upon the Parliament, in reference to the Army in Ireland, will be the most certain and ready means to the abatement at least of the number of Forces (otherwise of necessity to be continued in this Commonwealth) and consequently of the present Pressures and Burthens thereof: And to the end also that the Forces in this Commonwealth may be still kept from Free-quarter and Billet, by the continuance of timely Pay, which (especially to those places where the Assessments have been readily paid) hath proved great ease and advantage, towards which the other Publique Receipts of the Commonwealth, beside the Assessments of the Army, being by the afore-mentioned Charge so as is aforesaid exhausted, and not yet wholly freed from those Engagements wherewith they were formerly clogged, cannot render such considerable supply to the present Disbursements as otherwise they might, and the Parliament have good grounds to hope they wil speedily afford; but that there is yet a necessity of continuing the Assessments for maintenance of their said Armies for six moneths longer; (viz.) At the rate of Ninety thousand pounds per mensem for the first three of the said Moneths, and at the Rate of Sixty thousand pounds per mensem for the other three moneths thereof: Be it therefore Enacted by this present Parliament, and it is hereby Enacted by the Authority thereof, That towards the maintenance of the Forces in England and Ireland, the sum of Ninety thousand pounds per mensem for the first three Moneths next ensuing, from the Five and twentieth of December, One thousand six hundred forty nine, to the Five and twentieth of March, 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 such maner and form as by the Act of this present Parliament of the Seventh of April last, for the Assessing, Levying, Taxing and Paying of the last three Moneths Assessment therein provided for, was directed, and according to the sums hereafter expressed; (viz.)
And it is further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the sum of Sixty thousand pounds per mensem for Three Moneths to commence from the Five and twentieth of March, which shall be in the Year of Our Lord, One thousand six hundred and fifty, to the Twenty fourth of June then next following, shall be assessed, taxed, levyed and paid in the several counties and places beforenamed, towards the payment of the aforesaid Forces; And that the several and respective Cities, Counties and places hereafter named, shall towards the payment of the said Sixty thousand pounds per mensem, be assessed, taxed and rated, according to the several sums and proportions hereafter expressed, (viz)
For the county of Bedford, Sir Thomas Alston, Sir John Rolt, Robert Stanton, Richard Edwards, Esqs; John Harvey, John Neal of Dean, John Okey Esq; Thomas Arnold, Thomas Field, Mr. — Eakins of Fensham, Robert Tap, St. John Charnock, Edwin Sadler, Edward Cater, John Manley, Thomas Hensman, Henry Eden, John Robinson, Michael Cook, Richard Lander, Esqs; Thomas Cater, Robert Beverley of Bedford, Joseph Barber, Henry Gamble, John King, Thomas Vincent, William Pryor, Thomas Baker, John Rush, Joseph Sair, Francis Wells, Richard Suger, John Sams, Gentlemen; The Maior of Bedford for the time being, Francis Banister, Doctor of Physick, John Easton, John Green Aldermen of Bedford, Richard Landy of Statford, Thomas Brownsal of Blunham, Anthony Renals of Langford, John Hasledine, William Allen senior, John Eason of Bedford, John Grue, John Smith of DunstableHoughton, 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, William Hide, William Trumbal, John Blagrave, Thomas Bateman, John Southby, Thomas Fettiplace, Daniel Blagrave, George Wooldridge, Peter Burningham, Richard Winch, William Strode, Esqs; Edmund Dunch, Thomas More, Richard Dew, Humphrey Dolman, Edward Jennings, Gent. Arthur Evelyn, Christopher Whitchcot, Esqs; William Barber, Richard Lovelace, John Lenthal, Semor Pile Baronet; Henry Nevil Esq; Sir John Thorowgood of Billingbeard Knight; the Maior of Abingdon for the time being, John Harrison Alderman of Reading, James Hern Gent. John Tisdal of Abingdon, John Boult of Warfield, John Brown of Winkfield, William Simmonson of Binfield, John Knight, Laurence Waltham Esqs.
For the County of Buckingham, Sir Peter Temple Baronet; Sir Richard Ingoldsby, Sir William Andrews, Sir Richard Piggot, Edmund West, George Fleetwood, Bulstrode Whitlock Esq; one of the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, 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 Norbury, Henry Beke, Anthony Radcliff, Purbeck Temple, Richard Baldwin, William Borlace, Richard Sergeant, Esqs; Christopher Egleton, William Russel, Christopher Hen, John Daverel, William Theed, Mr. — Ligoe senior, William Hill Esq; Thomas Shilborn, Robert Aldridge, Henry Gould, George Baldwin, Thomas Theed, John Stacey, William Grange de St. Leonard, John Green, William Smith de Eaton.
For the county of Cambridge, Sir James Reynolds, William Leaman, Oliver Cromwel, Francis Russel, Killiprat Russel, Thomas Ducket, Robert Castle, Michael Dalton, Talbot Pepis, Dudley Pope, Thomas Bendish, Robert Clark, John Welbone, Edward Clench, Edward Leeds, William James, Esqs; John Raner, Joseph Eversdon, John Clennery, Gent. For the town of Cambridge, The Mayor pro Tempore, John Lowry, Richard Timbes, Samuel Spalding, Thomas French, Alderman Robson, Talbot Pepis, Edward Aldmond, James Blackley.
For the county of Chester, John Bradshaw. Lord President of the Councel of State, Peter Warburton Esq; Sir George Booth Knight and Baronet, Henry Brooks, Thomas Stanley, Robert Duckenfield, Thomas Manwaring, Thomas Marbury, John Leigh de Boothes, Ralph Ardern, Edward Hide, John Crew, Roger Walbraham, Jonathan Brewer, Peter Dutton. Henry Birkenhead, Thomas Brereton, James Loutham, Henry Bradshaw de Marble junior, Edward Gleg, William Fuchet, Robert Venables, John Lightborn, John Willington, Gilbert Gerrard, Henry Green, John Bradshaw, Thomas Aldersey, Richard Wright, Esqs; Richard Egerton, John Whitworth, Col: Thomas Croxton, Mr. Robert Greg, Peter Brook Esq;
For the City and the County of the City of Chester, The Maior pro tempore, John Radcliffe Recorder, Edward Bradshaw, Calven Bruen, Richard Leicester, Randolph Hulm, Alderman, Peter Leigh, John Whittle, Alderman Samuel Buck, Christopher Blayes, Thomas Aldersey, William Crompton, Aldermen, Robert Creg, Thomas Parnel, Gent.
For the county of Cornwal, Hugh Boscowen, John Moyl, Richard Erisey, Esqs; Sir Hardress Waller, knight; James Erisey Gent. Robert Bennet, Anthony Rowse, Francis Langden, Peter Keckwich 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, Leonard Treis, John Carew, Esqs; Robert Roll, Peter Jenkin, John Gregor, Richard Lob, Edmund Prideaux of Padslow, John St. Aubin, Andrew Trevil, Tristram Astcot, John Lampen, Esqs; Stephen Trevil, Richard Martin, John Chattey, William Hicks, Thomas Flamick of Gwendon, Roger Porter, Peter Heckwich, Robert Bennet, Anthony Rowse, Jacob Daniel Merchant, Humphrey Lower, Esq.
For the county of Cumberland, Philip Lord Wharton, Edward Lord Havard, Sir Henry Vane senior Knight, Sir William Armyn, Sir Arthur Hesilrige Baronets, Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Sir John Hippesley, Knights; William Armyn, Richard Tolson, Francis Allen Esqs; Charls Howard, Robert Fennick, William Brisco, John Barwis, Thomas Lamplugh, Henry Tolson, John Skelton, Miles Halton, Thomas Curwen Senior, Thomas Cholmley, Gent. Colonel Thomas Fich, Thomas Christo, Gent. Captain Studhalm, Thomas Langhorn, Edward Winter, William Mawson, Robert Hutton, John Stoddart, John Crosthwait.
For the County of Derby, Sir Francis Burdet, Sir Edward Cook Baronets, Sir Edward Leech, Sir Samuel Sleigh Knights, Christopher Horton of —, John Gell, German Pool, William Bage, Esqs; William Savile Gent. Hugh Bateman of Harlington, Esq; Mr. Richard Dale of Moniash, Francis Reavil Esq; John Monday, Robert Wilmore, Nathaniel Hallows, Thomas Sanders, William Wooley, Esqs; Anthony Morewood Esq. High Sheriff of the said County, Randal Ashenhurst, Lionel Fanshaw, Robert Ear, Edward Peg, James Abney, Edward Gill, Ralph Clark, Nicholas Willimot, Edward Charlton, Robert Meller, Esqs; Mr. Thomas Sleigh, the Maior of Derby 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, Francis Revel, Edward Manlon, Esqs.
For the County of Devon, Henry Waldron, Arthur Upton, Christopher Savery, Hen: 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, Sir Hardress Waller, Knights; Walter Yong, Edmund Prideaux, Francis Rowse, John Roll, Philip Crocker, Robert Savory, John Mallock, of Axmouth; Philip Skippon, Esqs; The Maior of Plymouth for the time being, John Barton of Silferton, John Champ neys, Thomas Boon, Philip Francis, John Marshal, Thomas Ceeley, Sampson Hele, Sir Gregory Norton, Sir Francis Drake, Baronets; John Drake de Ash, William Bastard, Sir John Pole Baronet, Christopher Wood, Robert Duke de Otterton, William Fowel, Thomas Drake de Winscomb, Matthew Hele, Peter Bevis, John Yeo, John Dodderidge, Richard Wood, Edmund Davis, John Drake, John Elford, John Tuckingfield, Hugh Fortescue, Arthur Fortescue, Hugh Trevilian, Peter Speccot, William Morris, John Fountain, John Quick, John Wollacomb, Nicholas Roope, Edmund Arscot, Esq; Joseph Hunkin Esq; Nicholas Rowe Gent. William Wolcomb of Pitton, Gent. Richard Pierce Gent. Walter Stert of Brixon Gent. John Carew, John Tirling, William Put, Richard Chanon, Henry Worthy, Thomas Hatch, William Squire, Esqs; The Maior of Dartmouth for the time being, Maior of Barnstable, for the time being, Arthur Fortescue, Maurice Rolls of Meeth, Esqs; Mr.— Chruse of Chruse Morchard, Mr. — Hatch of Satterley, Mr. — Nottle of Barnstable, Mr. —Wollocomb of Comb, Mr. James Erisey, Robert Dillon of Heanton, John Fortescue of Buckland-filly, John Bury of Burrow, Esqs.
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 Maior of Exon for the time being, Edmund Prideaux Esq., Recorder, John Hackwel, Adam Bennet, Richard Crossing, John Lovering, Richard Evans, Nicholas Brooking, Ralph Herman, John Cooper, Sir Hardress Waller Knight, Mr. Thomas Ford, Merchant; Mr. John Doon, Major James Pierce, Mr. Henry Prig, Major Thomas Sanders, Governor of Exon.
For the county of Dorset, Edmund Prideaux Esq; Sir Thomas Trenchard of Woulneton Knight, Henry Henley Esq, John Fitz James of Lewson, Esq; Sir Anthony Ashley-Cooper Baronet, John Brown, Robert Croker, Esqs; John Trenchard, John Bingham, Dennis Bond, William Sydenham Senior, Elias Bond, William Hussey, Esquires; John Arnold of Alton Esq; John Mintern of Batcomb, Esq; Richard Bury Gentleman, John Whiteway, Robert Boteler, George Thornhul, Richard Bradrep, Christopher Erle, William Savage Esq; John Fry Esq; John Squib, Walter Foy, John Arthur, John Eyres, James Dewey, John Lea of Bridport, Edward Cheek Gent. John Brag Gent. Francis Devenish of Gillingham Gent. John Still of Shafton Esq; Edward Butler Esq; Richard Yardley, Captain — Chaffin of Sherborn, John Michael of Kingston, — Russel Esq.
For the county of Durham, Sir Henry Vane Senior, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Sir William Smith, Baronets; Sir Henry Vane Junior, Sir George Vane, Mr. Charls Vane, George Fenwick, Francis Wren. Esqs; Clement Fulthorp, James Clavering, Henry Warmouth, Robert Delaval, Anthony Shadforth, Cuthbert Pepper, Esqs; Thomas Hesilrige, Colonel Francis Hacker, Colonel Robert Lilburn, Captain Robert Hutton, Esqs; William Vane Esq; Lieutenant Colonel Paul Hobson, Captain Sedgwick, John Middleton, Edward Colston.
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 Bourchier, Sir William Allanson, Sir Thomas Norcliff, Sir Henry Franckland Knights; John Wastel, Henry Darley, Luke Robinson, Thomas Hoyl, Walter Strickland, Francis Lassels, Richard Etherington, Esqs; Thomas Challoner, James Challoner, George Marwood, Ralph Reymer, Robert Waters, George Ewer, Henry Franckland, Arthur Noel, Esqs; The Bayliffs of Scarborough, the Aldermen of Richmond pro tempore, Matthew Beckwith Esq.
For the West-Riding, Thomas Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Maleverer Baronet; John Hewley Esq, Colonel John Bright, Colonel Christopher Copley, Colonel John Maliverer, Lieutenant Colonel — Spencer, Sir John Savile, Henry Arthington, Walter Hucksworth Esq; Anthony Hatfield, George Byard, Thomas Heber, William White, Thomas Stockdale, Charls Fairfax, Captain Adam Bayns, Sampson Staneley, John Bayns, Thomas Dickenson, William Armitage, John Clayton, John Stanhope, John Ward, Alexander Johnson, Esqs; Sampson Cooper Alderman of Rippon, John Savile of Medley, William Bosevile, Henry Westby, Sir Edward Roads Knight, William Drake, George Marwood, Esqs; William Beckwith Esq.
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 Henry St. Quinton Baronet, Francis Thorp, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, John Anlaby, Richard Darley, John Alured, James Nelthrop, The Maior of Beverley for the time being, Joseph Micklethwait, Christopher Redley, John Stellington, Richard Robinson, Walter Strickland, Mathew Alured, Robert Overton junior, Peter Vavasor, Hugh Bethel junior, Edmund Wingate, Charls Fenwick Esq.
For the city and county of the city of York, The Lord Maior 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 Thomson, Aldermen, William Taylor, Edward Grey, William Metcalf Aldermen.
For the town and county of Kingston upon Hull, John Ramsden Maior, William Lister Esq. Recorder; Peregrine Pelham Esq., Thomas Rayks, John Barnard, Henry Barnard, Nicholas Denman, William Popple, John Chambers, William, Dobson, William Peck, Aldermen; Joseph Blades. For the town and county of Kingston upon Hull, Col: Robert Overton, Governor of Hull, John Anlaby, Esq; Lieut. Col. Salmon, Mr. Lancelot Roper, Mr. Machabeus Hollis, Mr. Cuthbert Prestwood, Mr. Richard Wood, Mr. John Rogers, Mr. James Shepard, Mr. Laurence Scortreth, Mr. John Harrison, John Gayton of Kirk-Elvelah, Gent. Mr. William Cissen, Mr. Francis Duick, Mr. John Buchus.
For the county of Essex, Sir John Barrington Knight and Baronet Sir William Masham, Sir Richard Everard, Baronets; Sir Henry Hamond Knight and Baronet; Sir Henry Mildmay of Wansted Knight; Sir William Rowe, Sir Henry Holcroft, Sir Thomas Honywood, Sir Robert Kemp Knights; William Masham, Nathaniel Rich, Timothy Middleton, Henry Mildmay of Grayes, Edward Birkhead, Oliver Raymond, Dean Tindal, Gobert Barington, Robert Smith, Sampson Sheffield, Thomas Cook of Chesil, Carey Mildmay, Richard Harlackenden, John Eldred, 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 Ayloff, Francis Stonehard, Samuel Freborn, Esqs; John Watkins, John Langley of Colchester, John Sorrel, John Allein of Harely, William Turner of Wimbich, Jeremiah Aylet, William Collard, Robert Crane, Robert Calthrop, Thomas Adams of Thacksteed, Richard Hawkins of Harwich, John Alleston, William Harlackenden, John Thorowgood of Walden. Isaac Wincot, Thomas Talcot, Samuel Pluney, 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, Thomas Overbury, 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 Kingscot, John Kite, Thomas Chamberlain, Richard Ailworth, Robert Kirl, William Cook, Thomas James, John Dorney, Esqs; Stephen Fowler, Richard Yates, William Selwyn, John Brain, Thomas Aylway, Robert Waterworth, John Barnard, Jeremy Buck, Gentlemen, John Howe, Samuel Codrington, Samuel Sheppard, John Coxwel, Matthew Huntley, John Clark, Esqs; Giles Hancocks, Andrew Solace, Thomas Osborn.
For the city and county of the city of Gloucester, The Maior for the time being, William Lenthal Esq; Speaker of the Parliament, and Recorder of the said City; John Lenthal Esq; William Singleton, Jasper Clutterbook, William Capel, Thomas Pury, Thomas Hill, Dennis Wise, Luke Nurse, Laurence Singleton, John Maddox, Anthony Edwards, Aldermen, The Sheriffs and the Town-Clerk of the said city for the time being, James Stephens Alderman.
For the county of Hereford, Sir John Kirl Baronet, Sir John Bridges Baronet, Sir Richard Hopton Knight, Thomas Harrison, William Littleton, Robert Kirl, Thomas Baskervile, Job Charlton, Silvanus Taylor, Richard Hopton, John Flacket, Ambrose Elton junior, Richard Reed, John Birch, Thomas Rawlins, John James, Francis Pember, Henry Williams, John Cholmley, Thomas Cook, Richard Dolphin, Ruddal Gwillin, John Herring, Isaac Steward and John Scudamore, Esqs; Richard Nicholets, Miles Hill, Gent. Arthur Cockeram, Thomas Dannet of Bosbry, Francis Hall of Ledby, Gent. Robert Higgens, Gent. Wroth Rogers, Stephen Winthrop, Esqs; Walter Merrick, Charls Durley, Gent.
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 Reed, Sir Brocket Spencer, Baronets, Sir John Whitrong, Sir William Rowe, Knights; Ralph Freeman, Rowland Litton, William Leman, Thomas Took, John Heydon, Ralph Flyer, William Ashton Esqs, John King Doctor of Physick, Alexander Wilde, Thomas Keightley, — Scrog Esqs; Gravely Norton, Adam Washington, Alban Cox, Isaac Puller, John Robothom, Thomas Dockrey, Edmund Smith, The Maior of Hertford for the time being, John Marsh, Thomas Mead, William Dangs, 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 Coombes, — Wolley de HatfieldHal, Will: Beaumont, Daniel Nichols, Henry Marsh, William Eels, George Banister, Thomas Sadler de Preston, William Cox, — Hobson, George Stringer, John Grub, Thomas Grinnel senior, Esqs; Captain William Gardner, John Brograve, Francis Steward.
For the town of St. Albans, the Maior for 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 Cromwel Esq. Lieutenant General of the Army, Sir William Armyn Knight and Baronet, Edward Mountague, Onslow Winch, Valentine Wauton, Abraham Burrel, John Castle, Thomas Cater, Nicholas Pedley, Robert Barnet Esqs; John Simcots Doctor of Physicks, William Leman, Robert Harvey, Robert Winter, 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; Gregory Clement Esq; 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, Gent. William Read, of Folkeston, Esq; Miles Temple of Dover, Gent. George Selby of the said county, Sir Edward Gilborn Knight, Edward Stace Gent. 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 Welden, Thomas Blunt, William Boothby, Thomas Selliard, John Twisleton, George Thompson, William Say, Edward Ash Esqs; John Parker, John Goldwel, Stephen Beal, Robert Ellis, William Draper, John Seyliard, John Polehil, Richard Porter, Henry Jooles, Peter Pet, Peter Buck, Robert Wivel, Thomas Wivel, Thomas Foche, Richard Bate, William Lancaster, Peter Heyman, Sir John Roberts, Thomas Paramer; Tho: Monins, Francis Butcher, Stephen Monins, John Boys junior of Betsanger, Thomas Plumer senior, Thomas Plumer junior, Captain Richard Bowen, George Jackson, George Cadwel, John Finch, Sir Michael Livesey Baronet, Colonel William Kenwrick, John Bix Esq; the Maior of Dover for the time being; Captain Michael Belk, Captain John Osborn, Captain—Aldersea.
For the city of Canterbury, the Maior 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 Monins.
For the county of Lancaster, Alexander Rigby, John Moor, Richard Ashton, George Dodding, Peter Bould, John Starkey, Richard Standish, Thomas Birch, Esqs; George Piggot, Robert Mawdesley, Esq; Thomas Wilson, Leonard Rawlinson, Gent Richard Maghul, Jeremiah Aspinwel, Esqs; Thomas Cubhan, Robert Glest, Gent. Peter Katterel, John Livesly, John Newel, Esqs; John Halsteed Gentleman, John Atherton, Sevil Radcliff, John Hartley, Thomas Strangways, Thomas Fell, Peter Holt, James Ashton, Esqs; Alexander Norris, Samuel Birch, William Williamson, George Toulson, Gent. John Lightborn, Richard Haworth, Esqs; John Walker, William West, Gent. William Rawlinson, William Knipe, Alexander Barlow, Peter Brook, John Sawry, Esqs.
For the county of Leicester, William Lord Viscount Monson, Thomas Lord Grey of Grooby, Theophilus Grey Esq; Sir Arthur Hesilrigs Baronet; Sir Thomas Hartop, Sir Roger Smith, Henry Danvers, Peter Temple, Thomas Hesilrige, Henry Smith, Francis Hacker, Thomas Beamont, William Danvers, John Stafford, Thomas Ponchen, John Goodman, John Swinfen, William Banbridge, William Hartop, William Stanley, Esqs; Edward Cradock Alderman of Leicester, John Prat Esq;
For the county of Lincoln, William Lord Viscount Monson, William Pierrepont, Nathaniel Fines, Esqs; Sir John Wray Knight and Baronet; Sir William Armyn, Sir Richard Erle, Sir John Brownlow, Sir William Brownlow, Sir Thomas Trollop Baronets; Sir Hamond Whitchcot, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Anthony Irby, Knights; John Wray, William Armyn, Francis Clinton alias Fines, Thomas Grantham, Edward Aiscough, Thomas Hatcher, William Wray, Edward Rossiter, Thomas Lister, Edmund Anderson, Will: Disney, Will: Oldfield, Henry Massingbeard, Thomas Ougle, Thomas Read, Mountague Cholmley, John Archer, William Ellis, Edmund Ellis, Charls Hall, John Weaver, Alexander Emerson, William Wolley, William Savile, William Welby, William Bury, Humphrey Walcot, 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 Bryan, Edward Skinner, Vincent Amcots, William Thompson, Thomas Welby, Charls Empson, John Wincop, Edmund Siler, Wyat Perkins, Edward Tilson, Thomas Cuppledike, Richard Filkin, Thomas Nethercote, William Godfrey, Esqs; John Whiting, Thomas Ascam, Thomas Tooley, John Disney, Thomas Rand, Nehemiah Rawson, William Dowman, Gent. John Brown, Leonard Brown, the Alderman of Grantham for the time being; Jeremy Cole, Robert Camock, and James Langton.
For the city and county of the city of Lincoln, The Maior 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; Bevercoats Cornwallis, John Disney and Stephen Mason, the Maior of Boston for the time being, the Maior of Grimsby, and the Aldermen of Stanford for the time being.
For the city of London, the Lord Maior and the several Aldermen in and for the respective Wards of the city of London for the time being, John Ven, Francis Allen, Gregory Clement, Edmund Harvey, Owen Rowe, Maurice Gething, John Strange, Thomas Arnold, Nathaniel Campfield, Edward Ash, Esqs; Matthew Sheppard, John Langley, Edward Parks, Samuel Moyer, Daniel Taylor, Richard Gibs, John Roberts, Stephen Eastwick, Thomas Hussey Senior, Richard Shute, James Russel, Hogan Hoval, Robert Manwaring; Walter Boothby, Alexander Jones, Francis Crofts, Gent. George Coney, 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 Fowler, 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 of London, Sir John Wollaston Knight, Alderman of the City of London, Robert Wallop, John Ven, Carew Raleigh, Edmund Harvey, William Methwold, James Hawley, Francis Allen, Gregory Clement, William Boswel, Esqs; Col: Ralph Harrison, Laurence Whitacre, Thomas Lister, John Hucksley, John Trenchard, Henry Peyton, Nicholas Love, John Morris, John Downton, Thomas Lane, Philip Smith, Robert Hales, Edward Birkhead, Thomas Hamond, John Okey, Esqs; Joseph Alston, Robert Spilman, Robert Scawen, Humphrey Edwards, Justinian Paget, Thomas Swallow, Thomas Falconbridge, George Manley, William Hawkins, John Brigham, William Barns, Stephen Boreman, Edward Martin, Gent. 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 Berners, John Hawtrey, Thomas Marsh, James Prince, Thomas Hubbert, John Hunsden, Christopher Hill of Enfield,—Povey of Hounslow senior, John Brown of Twicknam, Thomas Challoner, Esqs;
For the City and Liberty of Westminster, William Lord Viscount Monson, Sir Henry Vane senior Knight, Sir William Armyn Baronet, Sir John Thorowgood, Sir James Harrington, Sir John Danvers, Kts., Sir Edward Powel Baronet, Sir Henry Holcroft Kt., John Ven Esq. Michael Oldisworth, Nicholas Love, Esqs. Thomas Lister, Laurence Whitacre, John Trenchard, Humphrey Edwards, John Brown, Edward Birkhead, George Manley, Thomas Herbert, Thomas Falconbridge, Henry Middleton, Esqs; William Hawkins Gent. John Brigham, Stephen Boreman, Edward Marten, Silvanus Taylor, John Olrey, Esqs; James Parcal, Arthur Squib junior, Edward Dendy, Edward Carter, John Hooker, Esqs; Thomas Devaux,—Hall, William Green, George Meresfield, Henry Field, William Barns, Kilway Guidot, Sir William Brownlow, Sir John Thorowgood of Clarkenwel;
For the county of Monmouth, Thomas Morgan, William Harbert, Henry Harbert, William Jones, Edmund Morgan, John Walter, Christopher Catchmay, Edward Harbert, Roger Williams, Rice Williams, Robert Jones, William Packer, William Blethin, Esqs; John Nicholas Esq; Thomas Hughes, John Parry, Henry Baker, Thomas Williams, Roger Oates, James Pritchard.
For the county of Northampton, William Lord Viscount Monson, Thomas Lord Grey of Grooby, Edward Lord Montague of Boulton, Sir John Dryden Baronet, William Dryden, Thomas Brooks of Great Okeley, William Lord Fitzwilliams, Erasmus Dryden, John Norton, Thomas Pentlow, John Cleypool senior, Thomas Cleypool junior, John Clark Sergeant at Law, Mr. Blezzo, George Benson, Edward Harby, Mr. Mansil, Edward Farmer, Sir Edward Nichols Baronet, John Thornton, Thomas Elms, Robert Andrews, Sir John Danvers, Robert Wallop, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath, Henry Pickering, Richard Samuel Esqs; Sir Richard Samuel Knight, Sir John Norwich Baronet; John Parker Sergeant at Law, William Ward Esq; John Ward Gent. Henry Benson, John Cartwright of Ayno, Mr. Bletzo, Philip Holman, John Barnerd, Francis Quarles junior, Gent. Henry Freeman Esq;
For the county of Notingham. William Pierrepont, Frances Pierrepont Esqs; Sir Edward Wortley Knight, John Hutchinson, Gervase Piggot, Gilbert Millington, Joseph Widmerpool, Charls White, Nicholas Charlton, Clement Spilman, John Martin, Robert Rains Esqs; John Mason, William Nix, Gent. Henry Ireton, Edward Aiscough, Edward Nevel, Henry Zacheverel, Richard Dobson, William Wightman, John Oddingsels, Esqs; Rowland Somersal Gent.
For the county of the town of Notingham, The Maior 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, Sir William Paston, Sir Richard Barney, Baronet, Sir Isaac Astley Knight and Baronet, Sir Ralph Hare Baronet, Sir Valentine Pell, Sir William Doyley, Sir Thomas Beddingfield, Sir Thomas Guibon, Sir Thomas Gawdy, Sir Edward Ashley, Sir Thomas Hoogan, Sir George Wyndham, Knights; William Heveningham, John Coke, James Calthrop, Esqs; Erasmus Earl Sergeant at Law, Miles Corbert, Robert Wood, Thomas Windham, Thomas Atkin, John Buxton, Esqs; Gregory Gawsel, 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 Weld, Esqs; Samuel Smith Recorder of Norwich, Thomas Sowtherton Esq; Sir Horace Townsend Baronet, Robert Sheppard, Edward Hayward, Thomas Wright, Robert Long, John Web, James de Grey, Esqs; John Reynis, Henry King Gent., Valentine Waurten, 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 in Physick, Charls-George Cock, Thomas Lincoln of Thetford, Gent. The Maior of Lyn for the time being, The Bayliffs of Yarmouth for the time being; John May Alderman of Lyn, Thomas Utber Esq; Edward Owner, Bartholomew Wormal, Thomas Nelson, Edward Robinson, Nathaniel Maxey, Thomas Green, Robert Gover, Thomas Gooch, Isaac Preston, John Basset, John Simes, Robert Calthrop, James Astwood, Jonas Scot, Joshua Green, Aldermen; Thomas Spenceby, Thomas Toll junior, Thomas Springal, Esqs;
For the city and county of the city of Norwich, The Maior for the time being; Samuel Smith Esq; Recorder; Erasmus Earl Sergeant at Law, Thomas Atkin Alderman of the city of London, Adrian Parmenter, Edmond Boreman, Aldermen; Charls-George Cock Esq; Gabriel Barber Doctor of Physick, Henry King Esq; The Sheriffs for the time being, William Burnham, Robert Allen, Matthew Lindesey, Samuel Puckle, John Rayley, John Greenwood, William Symonds, Thomas Barret, Barnard Church, John Cory, Richard Wenman, Aldermen; 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, Sir William Selby; William Fenwick, Ralph Delaval, Thomas Middleton Esq; Michael Welden, George Fenwick, William Shafto, Henry Ougle, John Hall, Edward Fenwick, Luke Killingworth, Henry Horsly, Richard Forster, Esqs; John Ogle of Kirkley.
For the toun of Newcastle, Sir Arthur Hesilrige Baronet, George Fenwick Esq, Mark Shafto Esq; Recorder, Henry Warmouth, Henry Dawson, Thomas Ledgeard, George Dawson, Aldermen, Henry Rawlins, Robert Yong, Gent. Lieutenant Colonel Paul Hobson, The Maior of Newcastle for the time being, Thomas Bewick Esq.
For the county of Oxon, William Lord Say and Seal, William Lenthal Esq; Speaker of the Parliament, Bulstrode Whitlock Sergeant at Law, and one of the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, Sir John Danvers Knight, Sir Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath, Sir Thomas Read, Sir Francis Norris, Knights; Edmund Dunch, Thomas Tipping, Henry Marten Esqs; Robert Jenkinson, Edmund Goodier, John Lenthal, Edmund Lenthal, William Cope, Charls Fleetwood, Robert Scroop, Bartholomew Hall, Vincent Barry, John Cartwright, Adrian Scroop, William Wheat, Edward Dixon, William Draper, Arthur Evelyn, Esqs; William Tipping, Thomas Appletree,—Griffith of Bloxham, Thomas Hales, Thomas Knight, Gabriel Beck, Robert Hales, George Lowe, Henry Goodin, Ralph Warcop junior, Walter Elwood, Richard Ingoldsby, Thomas Kelsey, Henry Smith, Maior of the City for the time being, Edward Fettiplace Esq; William Bartholomew,—Sprig, Gent. Edward Ash Esq; John Carey of Ditchley, Robert Standard, John Palmer of Bampton, Thomas Hinton, Mr. Lancelot Granger, Mr. Henry Martin of Moor, John Crisp, John Cartwright, John Wilmore, William Goodwin, Nicholas Harman, William Woodward of Strutton Audley, John Garrard, Thomas Butler, Sir Thomas Penistone, John Taverner, John Taverner Esquire, Edmund Simeon of Pirton, John Keat,— Brigham of Cave-end, William Barker, Thomas Parsons, Robert Warcup, Samuel Warcup, Esqs;
For the county of Rutland, Thomas Lord Grey of Grooby, Sir Edward Harrington Knight; Eures Armin, Thomas Wait, John Osburn, Christopher Brown, Robert Horseman, Edward Horseman, Samuel Barker, John Hatter, John Green, Esqs; William Busby, William Grise, Gent. Edward Falkener, Richard Halford, John Holhead, Peter Trion, Esqs; Giles Harris Gent. John Weaver, Roger Dale, Esqs; Benjamin Norton Esq.
For the County of Salop, William Pierrepont Esq; Sir John Corbet Knt. and Baronet, Sir Humphrey Brigs, Knt. and Baronet, Robert Wallop Esq; Thomas Mitton, Humphrey Maxworth, Thomas Nichols, Robert Corbet, Andrew Lloid, Harcourt Leighton. William Littleton, Samuel More, 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, Thomas Evans, Esqs; Thomas Gardner, Richard Harris, Henry Powel, John Prowde, Owen George, William King, William Botterel, William Brain, Samuel Swannich, Michael Stephens, Gent. William Whitcome, Samuel Sandford, John Hamond Gent, Mr. Richard Yong of Alderton, Mr. John Griffith of Turstry, Thomas Edwards of Kilhenery, Thomas Kingston of Ryton, Gent. Richard Crescet of Cund Esq; Edward Crescet, Charls Langford, John Aston of Ludlow, Morris Overton, John Broom, Gent. John Wettenhal, William Crown, William Jucks, Charls Bennyon, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Clive, Esqs; Mr. Langley, Mr. Huxley of the Franchise of Wenloke, Mr. Thomas Hayes of Shrewsbury, Mr. Daniel Bennyon of Ash, Mr. Whitehal of Whitchurch.
For the county of Stafford, Sir William Brereton Baronet; John Horwood of Stourton, Thomas Crompton, Matthew Morton, Edward Manwaring, Henry Stone, John Chetwood, Thomas Parks, Alexander Wightwick, Richard Flyer, Edward Broughton, Richard Pyot, Joseph Whitehalgh, George Bellot of Uttoxeter, William Pinson of Woolverhampton, Timothy Edge of Horton, Thomas Moseley, Thomas Gent of Leek, John Goring of Crockston-Abbey, William Turton of Alderways, Thomas Hadghead, of Milwidgh, Thomas Foley, Edward Danvers of Berrihil, Thomas Cornwallis of Ettinsal Esqs.
For the county of Somerset, Robert Wallop, Alexander Popham, Esqs; Sir Thomas Wroth, Sir John Hippesley, Sir Hardress Waller, Knights; Edward Popham Esq; John Ash, James Ash, John Pyne, Hugh Rogers, Edmund Prideaux, Esqs; John Palmer Doctor of Physick, Thomas Bampfield, John Ven, Roger Hill of Pounsford, Esqs; George Searl Gent. Robert Blake, John Preston, Henry Henley, Richard Cole, John Wroth, George Lutterel, Giles Strangways, John Curtein, John Buckland, Thomas Grove, Henry Bonner, John Hippesley, Esqs; Jonathan Pits, Thomas English, William Cannent, Thomas Latch, Alexr. Pym, John Newton, Charls Steyning, Thomas Sidderfin, Thomas Georges, Edward Ceeley, Esqs; Henry Mintern, Richard Trevillian, Gent. John Harrington Esq, Richard Jones, William Samborn, William Blanchard, of Kattern, Esqs.; John Fisher, John Mereweather, Thomas Blanchard of Batheaston, Laurence Waldron, James Cottington, John Lock, Benjamin Tibbot, Gent. John Harrington junior, John Cary of Castlecary; Roger Hill of Taunton, Gent. Peter Roynon, John Turbervil, Esqs; George Milward, Stephen Hasket, Henry Plumley, Thomas Mead, Gentlemen. the Maior of Wells for the time being; Edward Threwston, Robert Morgan, George Stidman, Gentlemen; Lislebone Long Esq.
For the city and county of the city of Bristol, the Maior for the time being; Edmund Prideaux Esq; Recorder, the Sheriffs for the time being; Richard Aldworth, Henry Gibs, Joseph Jackson, Hugh Brown, Aldermen; Robert Aldworth Esq; Luke Hodges Alderman, John Haggot Gent. John Yong, Edward Tison, James Powel, William Grig, Thomas Shewel, Dennis Holester, Gent.
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 Kingsmil, Knights; Robert Wallop, Oliver Cromwel, Richard Whitehead, Richard Norton, Henry Ireton, Robert Dillington, Nicholas Love, Robert Reynolds, John Kemp, Francis Allein, Thomas Jervoyce, John Wooldridge, John St. Barb, Thomas Bettisworth, Francis Rivet, Richard Moor, Thomas Creswel, John Dove, William Pit, William Wither Senior, Richard Major, Thomas Cole, John Fielder, John Hook, Thomas Hussey, Francis Tilney, John Hildesley, William Boreman, Thomas Boreman, Nicholas Hays, Richard Lucy, Esqs; The Maior of Winchester for the time being.
For the Isle of Wight, Sir Henry Worsley, Sir Robert Dillington, Baronets, Sir John Dingley Knight, John Lisle Esq; one of the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, John Kemp, Robert Dillington, William Bourman, William Stevens, Thomas Bourman, Bartholomew Mewx, Esqs; Charls Fleetwood, William Sydenham Esqs; Daniel Broad, Maior of Newport; Moses Read, Robert Matthews, William Newland, George Seil, and Henry Ringwood—Burgesses of the said Town and Borough of Newport.
For the county of Suffolk, Leicester Lord Viscount Hereford, Sir William Spring, Sir Buts Bacon Baronets, Sir Roger North, Sir John Wentworth, Sir Thomas Beddingfield, Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston Knights; William Heveningham, Brampton Gurdon senior, Henry North senior, Maurice Barrow, Isaac Appleton, Henry North junior, Nicholas Bacon, Charls Fleetwood, John Gurdon, Thomas Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon, Francis Bacon, William Bloys, Thomas Bloys, Thomas Scott, Brampton Gurdon junior, Thomas Teril, John Hodges, John Colton, Thomas Cole, Thomas Kerridge, Esqs; Richard Pepis, Edmund Harvy, Gibson Lucas, Robert Brewster, Theophilus Vaughan, James Hubbart, Francis Brewster, Alexander Bence, Esqs; Thomas Gip of Bury, Giles Barnardiston, Samuel Fairweather of Holworth, John Brandling, Robert Wright, Humphrey Brewster Esqs; Barnaby Bowtel, Daniel Clench, Anthony Barry, Robert Dunkon, Peter Fisher, Jacob Caley, Samuel Moody, John Clerk of Bury, Thomas Chaplin, Augustine Plumsted, Gent. Mr. Richardson senior of Hadleigh, James Harvey, Robert Dove of East Bardgeholt; Sir William Soame, Sir John Rous, Sir Philip Parker John Groom, Mr. Vesey junior of Hinckleson, Francis Brewster junr, Thomas Edgar, Esqs; John Base, John Fisk, Gent; William Gibs of the city of London Esq; Joseph Brand Esq.
For the County of Surrey, and Borough of Southwark, William Lord Viscount Monson, Benjamin Weston Esq; Sir William Armyn, Sir Michael Livesey, Sir William Brereton, Baronets; Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Matthew Brand, Sir Robert Wood, Sir John Dingley, Sir Richard Bettison, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Sir Thomas Jervoice, Sir John Lenthal, Sir John Houland, Sir Thomas Evelin, Sir George Askew, Cornelius Holland, Robert Goodwin, George Fairwel, Henry Tunstal, Lancelot Johnson, George Withers, Nicholas Love, Robert Titchborn, John Goodwin, John Corbet, Thomas Scot, George Thomson, Rouland Wilson senior, Rouland Wilson junior; Alderman George Snelling, John Hardwick, John Blackwel, Edmund Jordan, John Beauchamp, Lewis Audley, John Fenwick, Walter St. John, Esq; Robert Wilson Esq; Thomas Moor, Edm: Moor, Laurence Marsh, Robert Pursey Wil: Mullins, John Mason, James Shutley, Leonard Rawlins, John Westbrook, James Pitson, Sebastian Good, Robert Meads Marlion Reeve, John How, John Life, Richard Blagrave, John Smith, Andrew Cade, Richard Wats, Joe Collier, Samuel Lyn, Samuel Warcup, — Dancer, Daniel Gutherson, John Inwood, Sackville Gulston, Esqs; John Bentley, Cornelius Cook, Jackson Gunstal, Rich: Woodier, Peter Delanoy, Fran: Alleyn, Henry Bradley, Wil: Hickocks, Sam: Holland, John Cartwright, Samuel Rous, William Wimmersal, James Sherley, Josias Barners, Robert Dawlman Esq; Thomas Walker Gent.
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 Geffray, Thomas Collins, Anthony Cruttendon, William Newton, William Cawley, John Downs, James Temple, Ralph Cooper, George Churcher, Peter Bettisworth of Vining, Tho: Luxford Esq, Thomas Henshaw, Will: Freeman, Tho: Millet of Marden, Nicholas Shephard, John Fag, William Morley, Arthur Bettisworth, Esqs; Philip Jermin one of the Justices of the Upper Bench; Thomas Smith, Stephen Humphrey senior, Nathaniel Studley, Robert Spence, Roger Gratwick, William Spence, Esquires; John Evernden, Edward Manning, Thomas White, Richard Yates, Thomas Chaloner, Esqs; Simon Evernden, Ambrose Trayton, Thomas Springer, Walter Everden senior, Edward Madgwick Gent. Edward Hobson,.
For the County of Worcester, John Wylde Chief Baron of the Exchequer; Sir Thomas Rows Baronet, Edward Pit, Humphrey Salway, Charls Cornwallis, John Latham, John James, John Dormer, William Dingley, John Corbet, Nich: Lechmere, Wil: Say, Henry Bromley of Upton, William Lygon, Thomas Westroe, John Egyock, Thomas Jolly, George Wylde, Edmund Wylde, Esqs; Sir William Sambach knight, Samuel Gardner, Edmund Giles, John Giles of Ashley Gent. Thomas Yong, William Collins, William Moor, John Halford, Gent. Thomas Milward, Thomas Cooks, Talbot Badgar, Esqs; John Barnsley Esq; Sir William Craven knight; William Jefferies, Samuel Dingley, John Nanfan, Nicholas Acton, John Keyt, Daniel Dobbins, Jervase Buck, John Bridges, Ralph Lench, Esqs; John Fowns, William Hicks, Henry Matthews, George Symonds, Philip Parsons, Gent. The Maior of Evesham, and the Bayliff of Bewdley for the time being.
For the city and county of the city of Worcester, John Nash, Edward Elvins, Henry Foord, Robert Stirrop, Aldermen, Henry Phillips senior, the Maior and Sheriff for the time being, Francis Franks, Theophilus Aley, Fowlk Estop, William Scot, Gent. William Dingley, Francis Street, 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, Thomas Willoughby, Anthony Staughton, Gamaliel Purefoy Esq; Sir Simon Archer Knight, John Rous, Nicholas Overbury, Esqs; Robert Wilcox, Thomas Archer, Edward Peyto, Peter Burgoin, Richard Lucy, John Bridges, Christopher Hales, Esqs; Joseph Hawksworth Gent. John Baker, Godfry Bosvile, John St. Nicholas, Waldive Willington, Paul Wentworth, Edward Stratford, Edward Marrow, Thomas Combs, William Combs, Esqs; William Whitehall, Thomas Basnet, Gent. Richard Hopkins Esquire.
For the city and county of the city of Coventry, the Maior for the time being, John Barker, Thomas Basnet, John Rogerson, Aldermen; Matthew Smith, Samuel Snell, John Whitwick, Richard Jesson, John Hales Esq; Thomas Love Gentleman, Richard Hopkins Esquire.
For the county of Wilts, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Philip Lord Herbert, Charls Viscount Cranbourn, Benjamin Weston Esq; Sir Anthony Ashley-Cooper Baronet, Sir Edward Bainton, Sir John Danvers, Sir John Evelyn, Edmund Ludlow, Edward Baynton, Alexr. Popham, Robert Gennor, Thomas Hodges, Richard Whitehead, Michael Oldsworth, John Ash, Esqs.; Robert Nichols one of the Justices of the Upper Bench, Philip Smith, Edward Ash, Edmund Ludlow senior, Alex. Thistlethwait. Will: Sadler, Edward Goddard, Rob. Hippesley, John Lisle, Esq; one of the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England; William Stephens, Edward Tooker, Walter St. John, Thomas Long of Mastown, Captain Stephen White, William Cawley, John Dove, William Ludlow, Edwd. Stokes, Edward Marten, Gabriel Martin, Thomas Bayliff, Edward Pierce Maior of the Devizes, Robert Good, Robert Brown, John Steven Gent. William Hussey, Thomas Hussey, Esqs; Richard Crouch, William Cole, Robert Nicholas of Sewley, Gent. Edward Manning Esq; Edward Nicholas, John Laurence, Thomas Hunt, Gent.
The Maior of Sarum for the time being, John Ivy senior, Humphrey Ditton, William Eyre, Esquire; James Hulbert of Cosham, Francis Dove, John Read, Jeffery Daniel, Esquires; Giles Eyre, Barnaby Coles, Francis Swanton, Esquires; Thomas Hancock junior, Gent. Francis Leigh Gent. Thomas Escourt Esq; William Temple, John Taylor, Samuel Ash Esq; William Mountjoy Esq; Andrew Bewod, Paul Methwin, Anthony Trotman, Christopher Gardner of Tynehead, William Erby, Nicholas Green, John Bennet of Steeple Ashton, John Smith of Bradford, Richard Franklin, William Reddish, Gent. Francis Andrews of Collingborn, Edward Mills of Froxfield, John Cheney of Oar, Edward Tidcomb of Eastcot, Robert Monday of Charleton, Thomas Carter of Warminster, Esqs; Mr. John Keynes, Mr. William Blisset, Mr. James Abbot, Mr. George Ivy, Mr. William Shute of Segry, Mr. Richard Scot, Mr. Will: Sherston of Bromham, Mr. William Adlam, Mr. John Ridiate, Mr. John Stephens, Thomas Eyre of Brumham.
For the county of Westmerland, Philip Lord Wharton, Henry Ireton, Richard Salway, Edward Brigs, Richard Brauthwait, John Fallowfield, John Moreland, Robert Brauthwait, Robert Scaff, Edmund Guy, Richard Crackinthorp, Jervis Benson, Thomas Sands, Roger Bateman, John Archer, Richard Brauthwait.
For the Isle of Anglesey, Thomas Harrison Esq; Thomas Mitton Esq; William Bold Esq; John Wood, Hugh Owen, Richard Owen, Theodore Owen, Holland Owen, Owen Wood, Peirce Floyd, Thomas Madrin, John Carter, George Twisleton, Richard Price, Thomas Ball, Esquires; Major Edward More, The Maior of Bewmaris, Thomas Williams, Esq; John Sydenham, Richard Boulton, Henry Marsh, Gent. Richard Dayhurst, Owen Cramley, Thomas Swift, Esqs.
For the county of Brecknock, Thomas Harrison Esq; Howel Gwyn de Lanbrave, Edward Romsey, Edward Games, Henry Williams, Edward Vaughan, James Parry, Thomas Williams, William Watkins, Lewis Jones, Esqs; Charls Walbeaf, Thomas Lewis, Edward Williams, Meredith Lewis, Thomas Watkins, Thomas Bowen, Esqs; Roger Games Esq.
For the county of Cardigan, Thomas Harrison Esq; James Lewis Esq; Hugh Lloyd Esq; James Lewis, James Philips Esquires, Thomas Lloyd Esq; David Lewis, John Lloyd of Vaerdriff, Esq; John Lewis of Glascrig, Thomas Parry of Towin, Richard Lloyd of Llangadnay, Esquires; Abel Griffith of Cardigan Gent. Edward Vaughan Esq:
For the county of Carmarthen, Sir Erasmus Philips Baronet, Thomas Harrison Esq; Roger Lort, Francis Lloid, James Jones, William Fleming Esq; Sir Edward Vaughan, Henry Lloid Gent. Thomas Morgan, Evan Thomas, Roland Dawkins Esquires; Philip Jones, James Philips, John Lloid of Vaerdriff, Esqs; Morris Morgan Gent. David Morgan, John Russel Esqs.
For the county of Denbigh, Sir Thomas Middleton Knight, Thomas Harrison Esq; Thomas Mitton, Simon Thelwal, John Puleston one of the Justices of the Common Pleas, Robert Win, Robert Sentley, John Jones, Owen Salisbury, Owen Thelwal, Edward Thelwal, Fowlk Middleton, Richard Egerton, Richard Bassnet, Edward Wyn of Llanhicham, John Longford, John Carter, George Twisleton, John Peck, Esqs, Watkin Kiffin, Thomas Ball, Edward Taylor, Ralph Cruchley, Gent. Thomas Ravenscroft, Richard Middleton, Esquires.
For the county of Carnarvan, Thomas Harison Esq; Tho: Mitton, Tho: Madrin, Griffith Jones, Maurice Wyn, Edmund Glyn, Esquires; Sir William Williams, Baronet; Thomas Williams, John Wyn of Gronfryn, Hugh Griffith, Edward Williams, John Owen, Richard Amvil, Griffith Williams, Richard Coytmore, William Stodart John Carter, George Twisleton, Richard Pryce, Thomas Ball, Esqs; Thomas Mason Esq; John Parry Gent.
For the county of Flint, Sir Thomas Middleton knight, Sir John Trevor Knight, Thomas Harison Esq; John Puleston one of the Justices of the Common Pleas, Thomas Ravenscroft, John Jones, John Aldersey, Humphrey Dimmock, John Salisbury, Peter Evans, Roger Hanmer, Roger Ellis, Luke Lloyd, Thomas Lloyd, Tho: Dimmock, Richard Yong, David Jones, Ralph Hughes, Peter Fowlkes, Pierce Conway, John Carter, George Twisleton, Thomas Ball, Thomas Crichley, Esqs; John Maddox of Botsary, Gent. John Peck Esq.
For the county of Glamorgan, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Thomas Harrison Esq; Algernon Sydney Esq; Sir Thomas Lewis Knight, Oliver Cromwel Esq, Richard Cromwel, William Lewis, Bussey Mansel, Michael Oldisworth, Edward Pritchard, Thomas Carn, Evan Seys, Humphrey Windham, Will: Herbert de Cogan, William Powel, William Basset, Edward Stradling, Richard Jones, Philip Jones, Henry Bawen, John Herbert John Price, Thomas Evans, Rowland Dawkins, John Gibs, William Peer, Edmund Gamadge and Thomas Spencer, Esqs; Thomas Boteler Esq.
For the county of Merioneth, Sir Thomas Middleton knight, Thomas Harrison Esq; Thomas Mitton, Griffith Nanney, Owen Salisbury, Robert Amvil, John Jones, Howel Vaughan, John Vaughan, Lewis Lloid, William Wyn de Glyn; John Lloyd, Edmund Merrick, Robert Wyn, Lewis Owen, Robert Vaughan, John Vaughan de Carrog, Lewis Gwyn, John Lloyd of Carey, Esqs; Morris Wyn, Morris Lewis, David Lloyd, Theodore John Owen, Rouland Lewis, Edward Wyn, Edward Jones of Moches; Gent. John Carter, George Twisleton, Richard Price, Thomas Ball, Esqs; Theodor Vaughan, Edward Wyn of Taltreythin, Gent.
For the county of Montgomery, Sir Thomas Middleton knight; Sir John Witewrong knight, Thomas Harrison Esq; Thomas Mitton, John Pugh, Lloyd Price, Lewis Owen, Charls Lloyd of Garth, Hugh Price, Richard Price, John Kinaston, Samuel Moor, John Price, Matthew Morgan, Richard Owen, Gabriel Wyn, Thomas Owen, Rice Vaughan, William Kiffin, Richard Griffith, Esquires, Robert Griffith Esq; Edward Owen, Samuel Bigs, Lodowick Lewis, Charls Jones Gent, Evan Lloyd Esq.
For the county of Pembroke, Sir Erasmus Philips, Baronet; Thomas Harrison Esq; James Lewis, Robert Lort, Henry White, John Elliot, Herbert Periot, Sampson Lort, Richard le Hunt, Walter Caney, John Lort, Esqs; James Philips, Rowland Dawkins, Thomas Parry, Morris Morgan, John Mathias, William Barber, Esqs; Pruthoraugh Abel Griffith, Gent.
For the county of Radnor, Silvanus Taylor, Thomas Harrison Esq; Henry Williams, Thomas Baskervile, William Beaumont, John Williams, Peter Price, Esq; John Daucy Esq; Richard King Gent. John Williams de Skenless; Hugh Lewis, David Lloid de Dissert, Peter Taylor, Nicholas Taylor.
For the town of Haverford West, Arnold Thomas Esq; Thomas Harrison Esq; Moris Canon Esq. William Williams Esq. William Bawen Esq. John Milward Gent. The Mayor for the time being, John Price Alderman, Owel Howel, Richard Luntley, William Batemore junior, William Davis.
Commissioners to meet and apportion rate for first 3 months.; Second meeting for apportionment of rate for last 3 months.; To observe rules for assessing, collecting, nomination.; of officers, etc., in Act of 7 April last.; Assessors, collectors, etc., also to observe rules of said Act.; Assistance.; Salaries as by said Act allowed.; Tenants of all houses, etc., rated to pay, and deduct landlord's share from rents.; Tenants of fee-farm rents, etc., to pay.; Their indemnity from further payment of sums thus paid.; Differences between landlords and tenants concerning rates to be settled by Commissioners.; No exemption whatever, save to both.; Universities and members thereof, and colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster, hospitals, almshouses, etc.; Account of college lands, etc., to be sent to Army Committee.; Persons that have gone beyond seas to be assessed double.; Proviso concerning manner of assessment.; Commissioners may appoint surveyors; And administer oath to them.
And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the several and respective Commissioners hereby appointed for the several and respective Cities, Counties and Places aforesaid, shall upon the publication hereof, meet together with all possible speed, at some fit place, in every the said Cities, Counties and places respectively, and shall at the time of their said meeting, apportion the several sums of money appointed by this Act, to be levied for the maintenance of the said Forces, upon the several and respective Wards, Divisions, Hundreds, Lathes and Wapentakes, within the several and respective Cities, Counties, and places aforesaid; and shall then, or within three days after, issue forth their Warrants for the first three Moneths of Ninety thousand pounds per mensem upon the said respective Wards, Divisions, Hundreds, Lathes and Wapentakes within the several Cities, Counties and places, for the speedy assessing at once, the first three Moneths assessments, so as it may be collected and paid as the same groweth due, and as by Warrant of the Committee for the Army for the timely supply of the Forces shall be directed: And the said Commissioners of the respective Cities, Counties and places aforesaid, are hereby further authorized and required to meet together again, full three weeks at least before the said first three moneths expireth; and at the time of their then said meeting, or within three days after, to issue forth their Warrants upon the several Wards, Divisions, Hundreds, Lathes and Wapentakes within the respective Cities, Counties and places aforesaid, for the speedy assessing at once the said latter three Moneths Assessment of Sixty thousand pounds per mensem, that the said latter three Moneths also may be collected and paid as the same shall become due, and as by Warrant from the Committee for the Army shall be directed, for the constant and timely supply of the Forces: And in the dividing, apportioning and assessing the said sums in the respective Cities, Counties and places aforesaid, the said Commissioners, and all and every of them respectively, shall have, use, exercise, and are hereby authorized and required to put in execution, all and every the Authorities, Rules and Directions given, limited and expressed to be given to the Commissioners nominated and appointed by the said Act of the Seventh of April last, for the apportioning, assessing, levying, and collecting the latter three Moneths Assessments, by the said Act provided for, and for the speedy and certain collecting and payment of the said sums so assessed, and for the nominating, appointing and authorising Assessors, Collectors, Sub-Collectors, Receivers, and other Officers requisite to be imployed for the speedy bringing in of the said Assessments, and for re-assessing or ending all Controversies and Differences which shall or may arise in the apportioning, levying, collecting and paying the said Assessments, and in all other things relating to their effectual proceedings in all and every, the matters aforesaid, and in whatsoever else shall be necessary for the prosecution of this Act, the said Commissioners by this Act appointed, and all and every of them respectively, shall have, use, exercise, and are hereby authorized and required to put in execution, all and every the Authorities, Rules, and Directions given, limited and expressed to be given by the said Act of the Seventh of April last, to the Commissioners therein nominated and appointed, in as full and ample maner, to all intents and purposes, as the said Commissioners by that Act nominated and appointed, were thereby directed and authorized to do and execute. And be it hereby further Enacted, and it is Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the Assessors, Collectors, Sub-Collectors, Receivers, and other Ministers or Agents whatsoever, and all and every of them respectively, that shall be by the said Commissioners so imployed as aforesaid in the assessing, collecting, levying, receiving and paying the several sums so by them to be assessed, collected, levied, received and paid, and in distraining and taking distresses upon any refusing duly to pay their Assessments, and in calling to their assistance any the Forces within the Cities, Counties or places where any resistance shall be made, or any other Officer, person or persons whatsoever, shall have, use, exercise, and are hereby required to put in execution, All and every the Authorities, Rules and Instructions given, limitted and expressed to be given to the Receivers, Collectors, Assessors, and every of them respectively by the said Act of the Seventh of April last: And all Officers, Soldiers, person or persons whatsoever, which shall be so called to assist in the execution of this Act as aforesaid, are hereby required to be ayding and assisting in the premises, as they will answer the contrary at their perils: And the Treasurers at War shall and are hereby authorized to allow to the said Collectors, Receivers and other Officers by the said Commissioners to be appointed and imployed as aforesaid, such salary and recompence, as by the said Act of the Seventh of April last was allowed to the Collectors, Sub-collectors, Receivers, and other Officers imployed in the Receiving, Collecting and paying the sums by vertue of that Act assessed, Collected, Received and paid, and shall observe and follow such orders and directions as in and by that Act is limited and expressed. And be it also Enacted, and it is hereby Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the Tenants of all Houses and Lands which shall be rated by vertue of this Act, shall, and 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 Landlord should or ought to pay and bear; and the said Landlords, both mediate and immediate, according to their respective Interests, are hereby required to allow such deductions and payments upon the Receipt of the residue of their Rents. And be it also 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 or their Rents should have been due and payable, And it is also Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That all FeeFarm Rents, or other Rents of the late King's Revenue, All Rents and other sums reserved by the Court of Wards, out of any Wards, Infants, or Lunaticks 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 Levyed; and all the Tenants of any Fee-Farm Rent or Rents, 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 any person or persons to whom any such Rent, Rents, sum or 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 other 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 three or more of them, in their several Divisions have hereby power to settle the same as they shall think fit. Provided always, that in case any controversies arise concerning the said Assessment, which concern any of the Commissioners by this Act appointed, That the Commiserssion so concerned in the said controversies, shall have no voyce, but shall withdraw at the time of the debate of any such controversie, until it be determined by the rest of the Commissioners. And it is also Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no priviledged place or person, Body Politique or Corporate, within the Cities, Counties and places aforesaid, shall be exempted, or in any maner freed from the said Assessments and Taxes. 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; Nor to charge any Master, Fellow or Scholler 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 respect of their 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 Rents and Revenues due and payable to them or any of them: And that the Tenant or Tenants of all or any the said Universities, Colledges, Halls, Hospitals, Alms-houses 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 respectively is worth by the year, over and above the Rent and Revenue therefore respectively due and payable to the said Universities, Colledges, Halls, Hospitals and Almshouses, and Free-Schools, or any of them respectively, Anything in this present Act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding. Provided also, That the Commissioners of the respective Counties, Cities and Places in this Act mentioned, do cause a true particular accompt of all the Colledges, Lands and places exempted in the respective places for which they are by this Act mentioned Commissioners, to be speedily sent up unto the Committee for the Army, attested under the hands of the respective Receivers for the said Colledges and places exempted; in which Accompt the said Receivers shall respectively certifie unto the said Committee, the true value of all the old Rents of the said Colledges and exempted places in the respective Counties, Cities and places, that so the defalkations for the future may be rectified and ascertained for the future. Provided also, That in the levying, rating, and assessing of the said six Moneths Assessments in this Act mentioned, upon the several Divisions, Hundreds, Wards, Lathes and Wapentakes in the respective Cities, Counties and places aforesaid, all those persons who have left the Commonwealth, and removed themselves beyond the seas to inhabit, shall be assessed a double proportion upon their Lands, Stocks, and Chattels of what others for the Lands, Stocks, and Chattels of the like value should be assessed, except Merchants, whose affairs do necessarily call them abroad as aforesaid. Provided also, and be it hereby Enacted, That in case the way or maner of assessing by a pound rate, prescribed by the Act of the seventh of April last, and this present Act shall prove any way prejudicial or obstructive to the bringing in of the Assessments appointed by this present Act, That then and in all such cases, the said Commissioners in any of the said Cities, Counties, Towns and places mentioned in this Act, where such Obstructions shall be or happen, shall appoint a general meeting together, and the major part of them then meeting, may, and are hereby authorized (for the removal of such obstructions, and the more speedy and effectual execution of this Act) to proceed according to the most just and equal of Rates held in such places, in the apportioning, Levying and Assessing the respective sums charged upon them, Anything in this Act to the contrary thereof contained in anywise notwithstanding. Provided always, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the Commissioners in this Act named, or any three or more of them, for the more just and impartial surveying of any Lands in their several and respective Counties and Divisions, Parishes and places, to appoint two or three such other able Surveyors as to them shall seem meet, (though not persons residing within the Limits and Divisions where the differences do arise) and that it shall and may be lawful for the said Commissioners or any three of them, to administer an Oath (if they see cause) unto the said Surveyors, for their faithful discharge of the Trust reposed in them, and impartial dealing in the same.