Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[6 January, 1643/4.]
Estates, Rents, and Revenues of University of Cambridge not sequestrable by Ords. for Sequestration.; Rents, etc., due to University to be paid as usual.; Treasurers to pay parts of Rents, etc., due to Delinquent Heads, Fellows, or others, to Committee for Sequestrations.
Whereas some doubt hath been made upon the late Ordinance, for Sequestratious of the Estates, Rents, and Revenues, of some kind of Delinquents, whether the Estates, Rents, and Revenues, of the Colledges or Halls of the University of Cambridge, be sequestrable within the intent of the same Ordinances for any delinquency in any of the Heads or particular fellowes, or Schollars of them respectively: It is now Declared and Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Estate, Rents, and Revenues, of the said University, and of the Colledges and Halls respectively of the said University, are in no wise sequestrable, or to be seized on, or otherwise disposed of by vertue or colour of any of the said Ordinances: And that all and every the Estate, Rents, and Revenues of the said University, and of all and every the said Colledges and Halls respectively, shall remaine and be to the same University, and the said Colledges and Halls to all intents and purposes, as if the said Ordinances or any of them had not been made: And that all and every the Rents and Revenues, and other duties now or hereafter payable, or heretofore payable, (and yet not payd) respectively to the said University, Colledges, or Halls, respectively, in any County or place whatsoever, shall be payd to the Ordinary or usuall Receivers, or Treasurers (by what name soever they be called or knowne) of the said University, Colledges, or Halls respectively, after such Receivers or Treasurers shall be approved by Edward Earle of Manchester, Serjeant Major Generall of the Parliaments Forces in the County of Cambridge, and the other associated Counties, to be employed for the respective maintenance of the said University, Colledges and Halls, in such sort and manner, as if the said Ordinances or any of them had never been made: And yet neverthelesse, it is further Declared and Ordered, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Receivers, and Treasurers respectively, shall pay all and every part, portion, and dividend, which they have, or shall have respectively, of all and every of the said Rents or Revenues, which part, portion, or dividend, shall be found to be, or to have been due or payable to any Head, Fellow Schollar, or Officer of the said University or of any of the said Colledges or Halls, being, or which shall be a Delinquent, within any of the said Ordinances for Sequestration, either to the Committee for Sequestrations sitting at Cambridge, or otherwise as it shall be Ordered by the said Earle of Manchester.
Treasurers found Delinquents to be removed by Lord Manchester, and others appointed in their stead.
And it is also further Ordered by the Authority aforesaid, That if any such Receiver, or Treasurer of any Colledge or Hall aforesaid, shall be found to be, or to have been a Delinquent, within any of the said Ordinances, and shall be adjudged so to be by the said Earle of Manchester: That then the said Earle may from time to time Remove such Receiver, or Treasurer, and choose some other, out of the Fellowes, and Schollars of that house, to, and for which house respectively such person Removed, was Receiver or Treasurer, and put him in place of him so Removed; And that the Fellow or Schollar so chosen, and put in the place of him so Removed, shall execute to all Intents and Purposes, all and every the Acts and Duties, belonging to the place of Receiver or Treasurer respectively in the Colledge, or Hall, to, and for which he shall be chosen and appointed as aforesaid.
University Estates, etc., liable to pay all Assessments.
And it is lastly Declared, and Ordered, by the Authority aforesaid, That nothing in this present Order, shall be construed, taken, or interpreted, to exempt, free, or discharge any of the aforesaid Estates, Rents, or Revenues, from being liable to the payment of all or any weekly Assessements or other payments now Setled and Ordained, or hereafter to be Setled and imposed by any Ordinance of Parliament