Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[22 October, 1650.]
16 Oct., 1650.; Security for 120000 l. to be borrowed; Lands not contracted for before 25 Oct., 1650, to be part of the security.
Whereas by an Act of this present Parliament, Entituled, An Act for Sale of the Manors of Rectories and Gleab-Lands late belonging to Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, Deans and Chapters, It is (among other things) Enacted and Ordained, That (over and above the Sum of three hundred thousand pounds, formerly appointed to be Borrowed upon the Security of the Lands of the said late Deans and Chapters, and other persons mentioned in the Act for Abolishing of Deans, Deans and Chapters, &c.) the Sum of One hundred and twenty thousand pounds shall be Borrowed upon the Security as well of all and every the premises by the Act herein first recited appointed to be sold, as also of so much of the Honors, Manors, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments by the said Act for Abolishing of Deans, Deans and Chapters, &c. appointed to be sold, as shall amount to the value of One hundred thousand pounds, by way of Doubling the like Sum upon such Debts due or owing, and in such maner as in the said first above recited Act is mentioned: For the clear stating of which Security, the Parliament both further Enact and Declare, and be it further Enacted and Declared by the Authority thereof, That all and every the Honors, Manors, Gleab-Lands, and other Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, upon the Security whereof the said Sum of One hundred and twenty thousand pounds is by the said first recited Act appointed to be borrowed, shall be, and are intended to be Security as well for the Debts, Principal and Interest which shall be doubled, as for the Moneys which shall be advanced and paid in to double the same, and for such Interest therefore from the time of such Doubling, until payment or satisfaction thereof unto the respective Creditors, their Executors or Assignes, as is directed to be allowed in or by the said first recited Act: And that all and singular the Honors, Manors, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, which by the said Act for Abolishing of Deans, Deans and Chapters, &c. were exposed to sale, and not contracted for before the Five and twentieth day of October, 1650. (other then such as by the Act herein first recited are reserved from sale) shall be, and are hereby Declared to be part of the Securities aforesaid: And that if the Manors, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments (by the said Act for abolishing of Deans, Deans and Chapters, &c. exposed to sale) so contracted for, before the said Five and twentieth day of October, 1650. shall (according to the Rates at which the same were contracted for) amount unto a greater value then the Moneys, Debts, and other Charges which before the second day of October, 1650. were charged upon the same, or to be satisfied thereby, and it be so Declared by the Committee of Parliament for Removing Obstructions in the sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, Then in that case the overplus of the value of the premises so contracted for, shall also be, and shall be accompted as part of the Security of the Moneys which shall be Lent and Doubled as aforesaid; and the same Moneys so Lent and Doubled, shall be admitted and allowed of in payment of the said overplus value in course onely as such Contracts were made.
Contractors and Trustees power.; Uses for which the Trustees stand seized.
And be it further Enacted and Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That the Contractors, Trustees, and all other Officers by the said Act for Abolishing of Deans, Deans and Chapters, appointed to do any thing in order to or about the sale of any the Lands in that Act mentioned, shall proceed respectively as to and in the sale of the Manors of Rectories and Gleab-Lands, with their Appurtenances, so in like maner to and in the sale of all other the Honors, Manors, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments hereby declared or intended for Security as aforesaid; And that the Trustees in whom the same premises (so intended for Security) are respectively vested, and their Heirs respectively shall stand seized thereof, and of the Rents, Issues and Profits of the same, until sale, and of the Moneys which shall be raised by the sale thereof, unto and for the uses following; viz. For the payment of the Moneys and Debts which shall be owing upon the Security of the said premises; and all Salaries, and other incident Charges touching the same, and the Trust in them reposed, and the remainder thereof to the Use of the Commonwealth and in such maner as the Parliament shall appoint: And that all and every the said Rents, Issues and Profits of the premises, and Moneys to be raised by the sale thereof, shall be paid and issued out, to and for the uses aforesaid, by the Treasurers thereof, upon and according to such Warrants as they shall receive from the Trustees for Deans and Chapters Lands. or any five or more of them in that behalf.
The power of Registers and other Officers.
And be it further Enacted and Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That as well the Treasurers in the said first above recited Act named, as the respective Trustees, Contractors, Registers, Registers-Accomptant and Surveyor-General, and other Officers and persons in the said first recited Act mentioned, shall do, execute, observe and keep all and every the like Powers, Authorities, Orders, Directions, Instructions, Matters and Things, in relation to the premises hereby appointed or mentioned to be sold, and in relation to the Doubling before mentioned, to be intended upon the Security thereof, as they and every of them ought to do, or to have done in reference to other the Manors, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments of the said Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, Deans and Chapters, and other the persons in the said first recited Act mentioned, or in reference to any Doubling formerly had upon the Security of Deans and Chapters Lands; And shall have and receive therefore such and the like Salaries and Fees respectively, and in such sort and maner as they and every of them respectively are and ought to have and receive for their respective Services and Imployments touching those other Manors, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, by the purport of any the Ordinances, Acts or Instructions in the said first above recited Act mentioned, and no more nor other Salaries or Fees whatsoever, without incurring the Penalties mentioned in that behalf in the Act herein first recited.