Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, having formerly (after great sums of Money had been raised by several Acts of Parliament) resorted to the Charity and Benevolence of well-affected persons, for the supply and relief of the distressed Potestants in Ireland, and the Armies which have been sent hence, and raised there, for their Defence against the Bloody Rebels of that Kingdom, though the same hath not taken that effect which was intended, by reason of the slack prosecution of the War in some Provinces, and the Cessation of Arms submitted unto by some of the Forces in the other Provinces: Yet now finding that those forces in some of the Provinces who have hitherto opposed the Cessation, and some others who did submit thereunto, are now resolved, and have declared themselves to proceed in a more vigorous prosecution of the War, so as they may be supplied from this Kingdom with a necessary subsistence, Have thought fit, for a convenient and certain provision to support the British Forces of Horse and Foot, raised in the Provinces of Ulster, Munster and Connaught, in such a way as may procure credit for the same, To Ordain, and be it Ordained, That for the intents and purposes aforesaid, the several weekly sums of Money hereafter in this Ordinance mentioned, shall be Charged, Rated, Taxed and Levied upon all and every the several Counties, Cities, Towns, Liberties, Places and Persons hereafter mentioned, according to the Proportions, Rates and Distributions in this present Ordinance expressed, the same to be paid in weekly to the several Collectors to be appointed for the receiving thereof, and so to continue for the space of twelve Moneths, from the first day of September, 1644. That is to say;
Tax on all natural-born Subjects, lay or ecclesiastical.; On all Fraternities, Guilds, etc.; Aliens, Strangers and Popish Recusants, to pay double.; Tax on Lands, Offices of Profit, etc.; Cambridge University exempted.; Servants' Wages likewise.; Tax may be paid partly in Provisions; Provided half be paid in ready money.
And be it further Ordained, That as well every person of the Estate of a Baron or Baronness, and every Estate above, and all and every other person or persons, born within this Realm of England, Wales, or other the Kings Dominions, as well Ecclesiastical as Temporal; and every Fraternity, Guild, Corporation, Mystery, Brotherhood, and Communalty, Corporate or not Corporate, as well Ecclesiastical as Temporal, within the Realm of England, Wales, or other the Kings Dominions, for the value of every pound, which every such Person, Fraternity, Guild, Corporation, Mystery, Brotherhood, and Communalty, Corporate or not Corporate, hath of his or their own, or that any other hath to his or their use or uses, as well in Coyn, as in Plate, Stock of Merchandize, or any maner of Corn and Grain, Housholdstuff, and of all other Goods, Moveables, as well within this Kingdom as without; and of all such sum and sums of Money, as to him or them is, are, or shall be owing, whereof he or they trust in their conscience to be payed (except and out of the premises deducted) such sums of Money as he or they owe, and in his or their conscience intend truly to pay; and except also the Apparel of every such persons, their Wives and Children, belonging to their own bodies (saving Jewels, Gold, Silver, Stones, Pearl), shall pay towards the said weekly sum and sums of Money so assessed as aforesaid: And every Alien and Stranger, born out of the Kings Obeysance, as well Denizens as others, inhabiting within this Realm; and also every Popish Recusant, Convict or not Convict, shall pay towards the sums aforesaid, a proportion double to those of the like Estates, being no Aliens or Recusants; And that every person born within the Kings Obeysance, as well Ecclesiastical as Temporal, and every Corporation, Fraternity, Guild, Mystery, Brotherhood and Communalty, Corporate or not Corporate, as well Ecclesiastical as Temporal, for every Estate that every such person or persons, and every Corporation, Fraternity, Guild, Mystery, Brotherhood and Communalty, Corporate or not Corporate, or any other, to his or their use, in trust, or otherwise hath in Fee-simple, Feetail, for term of life, term of yeers, by Execution, Wardship, or by Copy or Court-roll, of, and in any Honors, Castles, Manors, Lands, Tenements, Rents, Services, Tythes, Oblations, Obventions, Annuities, Offices of Profits, Fees, Corodies, or other yearly Profits or Hereditaments, as well within ancient Demeasn, and other Places Privileged, as elswhere, shall pay to and towards the said weekly sums, his, and their proportionable part, and proportion of such sum or sums of Money, as are imposed charged, and set upon each several County, according as the same shall be divided, distributed, taxed or set upon each several Town, Hamlet, Parish or place where such person or persons is, or shall be chargeable by this Ordinance, and the true intent and meaning thereof. Provided always, That this Ordinance, nor any thing therein contained, extend not to charge the University of Cambridge, nor any of the Colledges within the said University, for and in regard of any Lands, Goods or Revenues belonging to the said University or Colledges, or any of them; nor to charge any Master, Fellow or Schollar of any of the said Colledges, or any Reader, Officer or Minster of the said University or Colledges, or any of them, for, and in regard of any Stipend, Wages or Profit whatsoever, arising or growing due to them, or any of them, in respect of their said several Places and Imployments in the said University, Any thing in this Ordinance to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding; and except the yearly Wages due to Servants for their yearly Service: Provided always, and be it Ordained by these presents, That it shall and may be lawful for all persons who are to be Taxed or Assessed by vertue of this Ordinance, to pay the sum or sums to be charged on them, partly in Money, and partly in Provisions, viz. Good sound Wheat, Rye, Barley, Pease, and Oatmeal, Groats, Merchantable, and fit to be transported into Ireland, to be delivered at the Rates and Prizes respectively, as they were sold by the Bushel the last Market day before. Provided, That one moity at least of their Assessments be paid in ready money; and that the said Provisions in all such Counties as lie on the Seacoast, or on any Navigable River, shall be brought to such Town or Harbor in those Counties respectively, as by the Committee or Commissioners of those Counties shall be appointed, where they may be with most conveniency Shipt away for Ireland: And that in other Counties where the said Provisions cannot be bought with conveniency to be Shipped, the same shall be sold for ready money by the Committee of that County, and the money according to the Rates of the Assessment forthwith transmitted to the Treasurers: And in regard that if the Provisions of Corn aforesaid, should be paid at several times, as the moneys are payable, a convenient quantity of each several sort of Corn could not be had together, to be Shipt away so seasonably as the necessity of the occasion might require.
Be it therefore Ordained, That every such person or persons, as shall make election to deliver in Corn, as aforesaid, in part of their Assessment, do bring in and deliver the same in manner aforesaid, with all convenient speed, and at the furthest, within the first three Moneths next ensuing the Date hereof: And the first payment of the said weekly sums so Assessed by this Ordinance, shall be made, as from and after the first day of September, 1644. and the said weekly payments shall continue for the space of one whole year next ensuing, from the said first day of September, 1644. And it is recommended to the Committee and Commissioners of the several Counties to order this business, wherein not only the good of this Kingdom, but the safety of that Kingdom is so much concerned for the best of the Service, and for the better expediting of the said Service.
Sir Henry Vane Senior, Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Sir Edward Barkham Baronet, Sir Thomas Fowler Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Sprignel Baronet, Sir John Danvers, Sir John Francklyn, Sir James Harrington, Sir William Roberts, Sir John Hippesley, Knights: Laurence Whitaker, John Hucksley, Thomas Wilcocks, John Maurice, Richard Dounton, John Brown, Clericus Parliamentorum, Justinian Paget, Thomas Swallow, Esquires.
Sir Robert Pye, Sir William Aston, Knights, John Glyn Esquire, Recorder of the City of London and Wesminster; William Wheeler, John Trenchard, Esquires; William Bell, John Brigham, Anthony Withers, William Barns, Edward Martin, Iohn Packer, and Robert Packer, Gentlemen.
Sir Iohn Barrington Knight and Baronet, Sir Harbottle Grimston Knight and Baronet, Sir William Hicks, Sir William Marsham, Sir Richard Everard Baronet, Sir Martin Lumley Knight and Baronet, Sir Thomas Cheek, Sir Henry Mildemay of Wansteed, Sir William Roe, Sir Henry Holcroft, Sir Thomas Honywood, Sir William Martin Knight; Harbottle Grimston, Iohn Say, William Massam, Timothy Middleton, Henry Mildemay, of Anthony Luther, Iohn Wright Oliver Raymond, Robert Smith, Thomas Cook, Dean Tindal. Henry Farre, Carey Herrey, Mildemay, James Cambeil, Richard Harlackenden, Robert Wiseman of Mayland, Robert Bourn, Robert Jessey, Iohn Ioselyn, George Walton, Iohn Langley, Iohn Mead, Iohn Eden, Thomas Clapton, Arthur Barnardiston, Isaac Allen of Haseley, William Goldingham, William Atwood, Iohn Atwood, Peter Whitcomb, Iohn Brook, Henry Wiseman, John Eldred, Robert Yong, Richard Hawkin, Francis Stonard, Iohn Watkins, Edward Berkhead, Thomas Talcoat, Iohn Shaw, George Thorowgood, Esquires; Richard Wiseman, Thomas Cook, Iohn Sorrel, Francis Nicholson, Robert Talcoat, Robert Maidston, William Turner of Winbish, Ieremiah Aylet, William Collard, Robert Crane, Doctor Read of Burhanger, Robert Collithorp, Thomas Adams of Thaxstead. Iohn Allingstow, William Harlackenden, Iohn Thorowgood of Waddon, Isaac Wincal, Samuel Plague, Francis Williamson of Walden, Iohn Fenning, and Thomas Aylet, Gentlemen.
Sir Edmund Bacon, Sir Nathanael Barnardiston, Knights, Sir William Spring; Baronet, Sir Roger North, Sir Thomas Barnardiston, Knights, William Heveningham, Robert Reynolds, Thomas Bacon of Friston, Nicholas Bacon, Henry North, Robert Brewster, Francis Bacon, Theophilus Vaughan of Beckless, William Cage, Edmund Harvey, Iohn Gourdon, Esquires; Iohn Basse Gentleman: Sir William Playters Knight and Baronet, Sir Iohn Wentworth Knight, Sir Philip Parker Knight, Maurice Barrow, Nicholas Bacon, William Bloyse, Esquires, Francis Brewster Gentleman, Sir Buts Bacon Baronet, Sir Robert Brook, Sir Iohn Rowse, Sir William Soam, Sir Edward Duke, Knights; Thomas Baker, Brampton Gourdon, Wiseman Bokenham, Isaac Appleton, Henry North junior, Esquires; Thomas Cole, Richard Pepis, Nathanael Bacon of Ipswich, Nicholas Rivet of Drinkstone, and Gibson Lucas, Esquires.
Sir Thomas Woodhouse Knight and Baronet, Sir Iohn Holland Baronet, Sir Iohn Pots Baronet, Sir Iohn Hobard Knight and Baronet, Sir Miles Hobard, Sir Tho; Huggen, Knights, Sir William Paston, Sir Robert le Grey, Baronets; Iohn Crook, Iohn Spelman, Philip Bedingfield, Samuel Smith, Miles Corbet, Iames Calthrop, Valentine Walton, Thomas Windham, Francis Jeremy, Robert Wood, Gregory Gawsel, Iohn Haughton, Thomas Weld, Martin Sidley, Thomas Sotherton, William Heveningham, Robert Rich, Esquires; The Bailiffs of Yarmouth, the Mayor of Lyn, Thomas Toll, Esquires; Sir Richard Bernay, Baronet, Sir Isaac Ashley, Sir Thomas Gibbon, Knight; Thomas Russel, Iohn Walpool, Robert Wilson, Robert Ieremy, Iohn Guibon, Robert Shepheard, Iohn Reygnes, Tobias Frere, Samuel Parker, Thomas Iohnson, and Robert Gower, Gentlemen.
Iohn Tooley Mayor, Samuel Smith Recorder, Erasmus Earl, Steward, Iohn Thacker, Christopher Barret, Thomas Baker, Richard Harman, Adrian Parmenter, William Gastlin, Esquires, Henry Wats, Matthew Lindsey, Aldermen.
Sir Dudley North, Sir Iohn Cuts, Sir Thomas Martin, Knights; Thomas Symonds, Dudley Pope, Esquires, Sir Miles Sandis Knght, Francis Russel, Oliver Cromwel, Thomas Ducket, William Fisher, Iames Thompson, Walter Clapton, Robert Castle, Thomas Bendish, Edward Clerk, Iohn Welbore, Robert Clerk, Michael Dalton junior, Thomas Parker, Iohn Hobard, George Glapthorn, Iohn Towers, Henry Butler, Edward Leeds, William Marsh, and Humberston March, Esquires, Sir Edward Partridge Knight, Iames Reynolds, Kniephet Russel, Esquires; Iohn Chymery, Gent.
Charles Viscount Cranborn, Robert Cecil Esq.; Sir Richard Lucy Knight and Baronet. Sir Iohn Gerrat Baronet, Sir Thomas acres, Sir William Litton, Sir Iohn Witterong, Knights; Atkins Sergeant at Law, Sir Iohn Road Baronet, Richard Iennings, Edward Wingate, Ralph Freeman, William Lemman, Thomas Keightley, William Priestley, Iohn Hayden, Edmund Smith, Esquires; Alexander Wilde, Gabriel Barber, Richard Porter, Iohn Humberston, Iohn Took, Thomas Took, Captain Scrogs, Gravely Norton, Esquires, and Iohn King Doctor in Physick.
Sir Iohn Wray Knight and Baronet, Sir William Armine, Sir John Brownlow, Sir William Brownlow, Sir William Brown low, Sir Thomas Trollop, Baronets, Sir Edward Ashcough, Sir Hamond Witchcoat, Sir Christopher Wray, Sir Anthony Irby, Knights; Thomas Grantham, Thomas Hatcher, Iohn Broxholm, Mountague Cholmly, Iohn Archer, William Ellis, Esquires; Edward Ashcough, Maurice Cave, Thomas Cornwallis, Iohn Harrington, Thomas Coppledike, Francis Fines, Henry Massinberg, Iohn Disney Senior, Thomas Lister, Mulleneux Disney, Edward King, Edward Roceter, Thomas Savil, William Savil, Humphrey Walcot, Iohn Harrington, Thomas Irby, Samuel Leigh, William Bury, Iohn Willesby, Esquires; Edmund Tilson, Samuel Cust, Christopher Hudson, Drainer Massinbred, Richard Bryan, Mr. Massingden, Mr. Wolley, Mr. William Hobson, Mr. Hall of Kettlethorp, Alexander Emerson, Thomas Welcome, Esquires; William Luddington, Edward Nelthorp, Edmund Anderson, Mr. Bowtal, Iohn Sheffield, Robert Cawdron, Esquires; Edward Skipwith, Charls Empson, Thomas Welby, the Mayor of Boston for the time being, Iohn Wincocks, Mr. Thompson, Wyat Parkins, Matin Iohnson, Iohn Brown, Iohn Bernard, Nathaneal Tharrald, Gent. Captain Thomas Hall, Nehemiah Rawson, and Master Hall of Kettlethorp.
Sir George Greasly, Sir Iohn Curson Knights and Baronets, Sir John Gell Baronet, Sir Iohn Coke, Sir Samuel Sleigh, Knights; Francis Munday, Thomas Gell, Randal Ashenhurst, Henry Wigfal, Robert Eyre; Iohn Wigley, Thomas Sanders, William Wolley, Nathanael Hollows, Robert Mellor, Luke Whittington.
Sir William Lewis Baronet, Sir William Uvedall, Sir Thomas Jervoise, Knights; Robert Wallop, Richard Whitehead, Richard Norton, John Dodington, Richard Jervoise, John Lisle, Arthur Hyde, Thomas Cleark, John Button, Edward Hooper, John Bulkely, John Kemp, Richard Mayor, John Hook, John Saint Barb, Arthur Bromefield, Edward Doddington, John Fielder, Henry Campion, William Wither, Nicholas Love, Thomas Chandler, James Tut, Richard Moor, William Carrich, William Collins, Francis River, Thomas Betesworth of Chidden, Thomas Creswel of Heckfield, Robert Knapton, Iohn Pitman, Thomas Evans, Thomas Hanbury, Henry Bromefield, Esquires; Thomas Gale, Thomas Dowse of Elden, Richard Love of Basing, Iohn Ilsley, Iohn Eliot, William Goor, Robert Hawood of Sutton, Alexander Wilson, William Wouglet, Thomas Mason, Mayor of Southampton, Alderman Gallop, Alderman Exton, Gentlemen.
Sir Thomas Pelham, Sir William Goring, Baronets; Sir Thomas Barker, Sir William Morley, Sir Thomas Ersfield of Den, Sir Iohn Chapman, Anthony Stapeley, Iohn Baker, Herbert Morley, William Gray, Robert Goodwyn, Henry Shelley, Herbert Hay, William Hay, Iohn Busbridge, Harbert Bord, Harbert Springate Peter Farenden, Major Challiner, Thomas Ieffery, Robert Spence, Esq; Captain Thomas Springate, Captain Thomas Collins, Captain Henry Charlton, Captain Simon Everden, William Cawely, Thomas Middleton, Hall Ravencroft, Iohn Downs, George Oglander, Captain Thomas Chase, Roger Gratwick, Peter Betsworth of Fining, Robert Alwyn, Henry Pecks, Captain Chitty, Thomas Green of Marden, Captain Iames Temple, George Churcher, William Filman, Robert Dike, Henry Nicholson, Thomas Millit of Marden, Philip Germin Sergeant at Law, Nathanael Studley, Ralph Cooper, Ambrose Traiton, Esquires.
William Lord Mounson, Sir Ambrose Brown Baronet, Sir Iohn Maynard Knight of the Bath, Sir Richard Onslow Knight, Sir Iohn Dingly, Sir Matthew Brend, Sir Robert Packhurst, Sir Robert Wood, Sir Robert Gorges, Sir Iohn Evelin, Knights; Thomas Sandis, Nicholas Stoughton, George Farewel, Henry Tonsal, Thomas Smith, Arthur Onslow, Robert Goodwin, Robert Wood, Francis Drake, Colonel Samuel Iones, George Evelin of Wotton, Henry Weston, Iohn Godwin, Iohn Farewel, Edmund Iordan, Thomas Lock, Lancelot Iohnson, Esquires; Sackford Gunston, Robert Ferrey, Robert Purse, Robert Mead, Gentlemen.
Sir Edward Scot, Iohn Honywood, Sir Peter Godfrey, Sir Henry Hayman, Sir William Man, Sir Iohn Routh, Sir Thomas Godfrey, Knights; Thomas Westrow, Robert Scot, Lambert Godfrey, Captain Brodnox, Richard Brown, Esquires; Sir Edward Monings, Sir Edward Boyse, Sir Richard Hardresse, Knights; Iohn Boyse of Elmington, Ion Boyese of Wingham, Esquires; Sir Timothy Thornhil, Sir Iames Oxenden, Knights; Mr. Monings of Dover Senior, Henry Oxenham of Dean, Sir Iohn Roberts, Sir Michael Levesy, Baronets; Captain Kenrick, Captain Plummer, Esquires; Mr. Bix Gentleman, Thomas Scot, Captain Carlet, Captain Duke, Michael Bell, Captain Osburn Junior, Esquires; Sir Iohn Rivers, Sir Iohn Sidley, Sir Henry Vane Senior, Sir Augustus Skinner, Sir Humphrey Tufton, Sir Nicholas Miller, Knights; Richard Lee Esq; Mr. Iames, Mr. Beal, Mr. Newman, Mr. George Hall, Mr. Broughton of Maidston, Gentlemen, Thomas Sylliard, Thomas Blunt, Esquires; Sir Anthony Welden, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Knights; Mr. Ralph Welden, Mr. Francklin, Mr. Twisleton, Mr. Iohn Baker, Mr. Boothby, Gentlemen.
William Lenthal Esquire, Speaker of the House of Commons, and Master of the Rolls; Sir Francis Knollis Knight, Sir Francis Pile Baronet, Sir Robert Pye Senior, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Knights; Richard Whitehead, Edmund Dunch, Henry Martin, Peregrine Hobby, Tanfield Vachell, Daniel Blagrave, William Ball, Iohn Packer Senior, Robert Packer, and Cornelius Holland, Esquires.
Thomas Lord Viscount Wenman, Sir Peter Temple Knight and Baronet, Richard Winwood, Bulstrode Whitlock, Esquires; Sir William Andrews, Sir Richard Piggot, and Sir William Cob, Knights; Isaac Pennington, Lieutenant of the Tower; George Fleetwood Esquire; Sir Richard Ingoldsby Knight, Anthony Ratcliff, Thomas Lane, Thomas Fountain, Edward Woodward, Peter Dormer, Richard Sergeant, Henry Beak, Anthony Carpenter, Simon Mayr, Edmund West, Thomas White, Thomas Ayres, Thomas Scot, Iohn Porter, Thomas Lygoe, Iohn Lane, William Theed of Craston, William Wheeler, Iohn Doyly, Esquires; Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Christopher Henne, Thomas Wyan, and Iohn Barringer, Gentlemen.
Thomas Lord Viscount Wenman, William Lenthal, Speaker of the House of Commons, and Master of the Rolls, Iames Fines, Iohn Fines, Esquires; Sir Peter Temple Knight and Baronet, Sir William Cob Knight, Iohn Doyly, Thomas Knight, William Tipping, Robert Scrope, Edward Clerk, Edmund Dunch, and Bulstrode Whitlock, Esquires; Sir Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath, Sir Nathanael Brent Knight.
Philip Lord Herbert, Charles Lord Cramborn, Denzil Hollis Esq; Sir Edward Hungerford Knight of the Bath, Sir Nevil Pool, Sir Edward Bainton, Knights; Edward Bainton, Alexander Popham, Walter Long, Edward Pool, Robert Iennour, Thomas Hodges, Richard Whitehead, Thomas Moor, Iohn Ash, Robert Nicholas, William Wheeler, Philip Smith, and Edward Ash, Esquires; Sir Iohn Daver Knight, Edmund Ludlow Senior, Edmund Ludlow Junior, Alexander Thistlewait, William Sadler, Edward Goddard, Thomas Bennet of Norton, Robert Hippesly, and Edmund Warnford, Esquires; Iohn Goddard, Edward Martin, Gabriel Martin, Robert Long of Whaddon, Thomas Goddard, Edward Stokes, Richard Talboys, Richard Gifford, William Iesse, Humphrey Ditton, Thomas Baily, Robert Good, and Robert Brown, Gentlemen.
Sir Walter Devereux Knight and Baronet, Sir Robert Harley Knight of the Bath, Sir Thomas Iervoyse, Sir Giles Overbury, Sir William Ashton, Knights; Iohn Wilde and Richard Cresheld Sergeants at Law, Humphrey Salway, Captain Daniel Dobbins, Nicholas Lechmere, Edward Rowse, Samuel Knightly, Iohn Nash, Iohn Dormer, Thomas Milward, Thomas Cooks, George Wilde, Iohn Penrice, Esquires; Colonel Iohn Fox, Major Richard Salway, and Major Edward Smith, Captain Charls Ghest, Captain Samuel Gardner, Henry Hunt, Thomas Yong, Edmund Yong, Iohn Giles of Asley, Iohn Fones, William Moor, William Collins.
William Pierrepont, Esq; Sir Iohn Corbet Knight and Baronet; Thomas Mytton, Thomas Nichols, Walter Barker, Humphrey Mackworth, Robert Corbet, Andrew Floyd of Aston, Lancelot Lee, Thomas Hunt, Iohn Corbet, Esquires.
Sir Richard Skevington Knight; Richard Pigot, Michael Ridolph, Edward Manwaring, Matthew Morton, John Birch, Ralph Rudyard, Philip Rudyard, Michael Low, Michael Noble, Edward Leigh, Esquires; Sir Walter Wortesley, Sir William Brereton, Baronets; Colonel Ridgly, Thomas Crompton, Esquires; and Mr. Bendy Gentleman.
The now Mayor of the City of Coventry, Sir Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath; Iohn Hales, Godfrey Boswel, Iohn Barker, William Purfrey, Anthony Stoughton, George Abbot, Thomas Boughton, William Calemore, Thomas Basenet, William Iesson, Gamaliel Purfrey, Thomas Willoughby, Esquires.
Sir Henry Bellingham Knight; George Gilpin, Edward Wilson, Nicholas Fisher, Thomas Sledal, Rowland Dawsan, Allan Bellingham, Esquires; Roger Bateman Richard Brainthait, Robert Philipson, Gervase Benson, Gentlemen.
Sir Beauchamp Saint John, Sir John Burgoin, Baronets; Sir Thomas Alston, Sir Thomas Ashton, Knights and Baronets; Sir Roger Burgoin, Sir William Bryers, Sir Oliver Luke, Sir Samuel Luke, Knights; Thomas Rolf, Thomas Rolt, Thomas Robart, Thomas Sadler, John Harvey, Esquires; William Duncomb, James Beverley, Ralph Snag, Francis Astrey, Lewis Monnox, Humphrey Monnox, Hempton Monnox, Peter Neal, Edward Osborn, Ralph Mallory, John Neal, John Vaux, Robert Stanton, John Wells, Richard Cockerine, Edward Carter, Samuel Brown, Esquires; Edmund Jones, Richard Edwards, Humphrey Fish, Mayor of Bedford for the time being, Francis Banestre, John Wells, Iohn Sybley, Peter Meal, Iohn Nods, Iohn Smith.
Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax, Sir William Strickland, Baronets; Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir Thomas Remmington, Knights; Richard Remmington, Iohn Analaby, Richard Darley, Henry Darly, Iohn Allured, Esquires.
Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax, Sir Thomas Norcliff, Sir Matthew Boynton, Baronets; Sir William Sheffield, Sir William Strickland, Knights; Bryan Stapleton, Henry Darley, Henry Anderson, Iohn Wastal, Christopher Perchley, George Trotter, Matthew Smelt, Iohn Legard de Malton, Francis Lassels, Ieffrey Gate, Iohn Dent, Thomas Robinson, Francis Boynton, Christopher Waters, Luke Robinson, Christopher Piercy Hay, Esquires.
Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax, Sir Thomas Maliverer, Baronet; Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir William Leister, Sir Edward Rhodes, Sir Iohn Savil, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Knights; Charls Fairfax, Henry Ardington, Iohn Farrer, William White, Thomas Maleverer, George Marwood, Iohn Robinson, Thomas Stockdale, Thomas Westbry, Merton West, Iohn Bright, Thomas Bosevile, Godfrey Bosevile, Esquires; Sir Iohn Reresby Knight; Edward Brigs, and Iohn Ellis, Colonel Bright, Thomas Saint Nicholas, Esquires.
Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Alderman Hoyl, Lord Mayor of the City of York, Sir Thomas Widdrington Recorder, Sir Thomas Fairfax, Sir William Allinson, Knights; Iames Hutchinson, Richard Hutton, Esquires; Stephen Watson, Iohn Geldard Gent.
Denzil Hollis, Esq; Walter Earl Knight; John Brown, Edmund Prideaux, Thomas Earl, Thomas Moor, Iohn Trenchard, Denis Bond, William Whitaker, Roger Hill, Giles Green, Richard Rose, Esquires; Sir Thomas Trenchard, Knight; Iohn Fitz-Iames, Junior; Francis Chettle, Thomas Crompton, Iohn Bruen of Ashwelhamston, Elias Bond, Bartholomew Hall, Thomas Ceely, Robert Row, Henry Henly, and Iohn Hill, Esquires; and Richard Bury, Gentleman.
Sir Edward Hungerford Knight of the Bath, Alexander Popham, John Pyne, Hugh Rogers, John Ash, Roger Hill of Pounsford, and George Searl, Esquires; Sir Thomas Wroth, Sir John Horner, Sir Robert Gorges, Knights; Edward Popham, Samuel Horner, Henry Rolls Sergeant at Law, William Strode, Clement Walker, James Ash, John Preston, Thomas Hodges, Henry Henly, William Long, Henry Bonner, Richard Hippesly, Jonathan Pits, Robert Paradine, Thomas Hippesley, Alexander Pym, William Pryn, Thomas English, William Caple, Iohn Barnard, Iohn Prickman, and Robert Blake, Esquires; Iohn Palmer, Roger Hill of Taunton, Nicholas Sanders, Richard Tervilian, Lislebone Long, Matthew Clift of Bath, Robert Morgan of Wells, and Christopher Pettard, Gentleman; Edward Ceely, Thomas Francis, and Henry Myntern.
Sir Iohn Bamfield, Baronet; Sir Richard Strode, Sir Edmund Fowel, Sir Shelston Calmady, Sir Henry Rosewel, and Sir Iohn Yong, Knights; Walter Yong, Edmond Prideaux, Iohn Maynard, Iohn Harris of Hain, William Strode, Francis Rowse, Iohn Waddon, Iohn Rolls, William Fry, Iohn Crocker, Robert Savery, Elias Grimes, Arthur Upton, Richard Gilbert, Iohn Lutterrel, Iohn Mallack of Axmouth, Thomas Crew, Charls Vaughan, Iohn Bear, Thomas Bear, Henry Pollexfin, Iohn Kelley of Kelley, Iohn Cacos, Mayor of Plymouth, Iohn Barton of Silverton, Iohn Champneys, Thomas Boon, Philip Harris, Joseph Hantkine, Iohn Marshal, Philip Francis, Thomas Ceely, Richard Evans, Timothy Alsop, Iustinian Peard, Christopher Ceely.
Francis Buller, Richard Erysey, Thomas Arundel, Francis Godolphin of Trevenge, Anthony Nichol, George Buller, and Iohn Moyle Junior; Iohn Eliot, Iohn Saintaubyn, Iohn Trefuses, Iohn Moyle, Iohn Carter, Nicholas Boscawen, George Kekewich, Iohn Trefuses Junior, Thomas Gewen, Richard Chiverton, Christopher Worthivel, Anthony Rowse, Nicholas Wadham, Henry Wills, Robert Bennet, Richard Carver, Edward Eliot, Iohn Martin, Richard Penwaren, William Ceely, and Robert Martin.
Thomas Stephens, High Sheriff, Sir Giles Overbury Knight; Nathanel Stephnes, Sir Iohn Horton Knight; Edward Stephens, Iohn Stephens, Esquires; Richard Stephens, Sir Iohn Seymour, Knight; Silvanus Wood, Thomas Hodges, Samuel Codrington, Iohn Codrington, Esquires; Iohn Fettiplace, William Lee, Thomas Eastcourt, William Window, Stephen Fowler, William Wilson, William Parrey.
Sir Ralph Ashton, Sir Thomas Stanley, Baronets; Ralph Ashton of Durham, Ralph Ashton of Middleton, Richard Shuttleworth, Alexander Rigby, Iohn Mear, Richard Holland, Edward Butterworth, Iohn Bradshaw, William Ashurst, Peter Egerton, Iohn Nowel, George Dodding, Nicholas Cunliff, Iohn Starkey, Thomas Birch, and Thomas Fell, Esquires; Robert Cunliff, Robert Curwin, Gentlemen; Thomas Chittatun of Nuthurst.
Thomas Lord Grey of Groby, Sir Arthur Haslerig Baronet, Sir Edward Hartop, Sir Thomas Hartop, Sir Martin Lister Knights; William Hewit, Iohn Bambridge, Peter Temple, George Ashby, Thomas Cotton, William Roberts, Francis Hacker, Richard Bent, Arthur Stavely, William Danvers, Iohn Goodman.
Sir Rowland Saint Iohn Knight of the Bath, Sir Iohn Nor wich Knight, Sir Gilbert Pickering Baronet, Sir Richard Sam Knight; Iohn Crew, Iohn Barnard, Edward Harvey, Iohn Sawyer, Edward Farmer, High Sheriff, Iohn Norton, Iohn Chappel, Esquires: Sir Iohn Dreydon Baronet; Richard Knightly Esquires; Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet, Zouch Tate, Philip Holeman, Erasmus Dreydon, Thomas Pentlew, Robert Mildmay, Thomas Elms, Iohn Norton, and Iohn Claipool, Esquires.
Francis Pierrepont Esq; Sir Francis Thornhaugh Knight; Francis Thornhaugh, Ioseph Widmerpool, Robert Rayns. Gilbert Millington, Iohn Hutchinson, Esquires; Sir Francis Molleneux Knight; Charls White, Iervoyse Piggot, Henry Ireton, Esquires.
Which said several Committees of the said several and respective Counties and Places, or the greatest part of them, shall with all convenient speed after notice of this Ordinance given unto them, or any two of them, meet together within the several Counties and Places respectively, where they are Committees, in some convenient place within the same Counties or Places, and may there agree to sever and divide themselves for the execution of the said service, unto such Hundreds, Places and Divisions within their respective Counties and Places, as to them shall seem meet and expedient. And afterwards the said Committees, or any two of them respectively, shall direct their Warrants to such number of persons as they shall think fit, within their several and respective Divisions, to appear before them or any two of them; And upon their appearance, the said respective Committees, or any two of them, shall nominate and appoint such persons as they shall think fit within their respective Divisions Which said persons so nominated, or any two of them, shall have power to Assesse any person or persons, Fraternity, Guild, Corporation, Mystery, Brotherhood and Communalty, Corporate or not Corporate, Chargeable by this Ordinance, according to the Weekly Rates and Proportions in this Ordinance mentioned.
And the said respective Committees, or any two of them, shall have full Power and Authority within their several and respective Limits and Divisions where they shall execute this Ordidance, to nominate Collectors for the Money so Assessed and Rated as aforesaid, according to this Ordinance: which said Collectors shall Collect the Moneys so Assessed, and pay the same to the Treasurers appointed by this Ordinance, or at such Place or Places, and to such person or persons as the said respective Committees, or any two of them, shall appoint, to be then and there payd to the said Treasurers. And if any person or persons, Fraternity, Guild, Corporation, Mysterie, Brotherhood, or Communalty, corporate or not corporate, chargeable by this Ordinance shall refuse to pay the sum or sums upon him or them assessed by vertue of this Ordinance; or shall not pay the same upon demand, at the place of his abode, or where such Assessment shall be made; It shall and may be lawful to and for the respective Collectors, or any two of them, to levy all and every such sum and sums so assessed, by way of distresse and sale of the goods of the person or persons so assessed, where ever the same shall be found, and in the presence of any two Justices of the Peace, to break any House, Chest, Trunk, Box, or other thing, where any such goods are. And if any person so distrained shall make resistance, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said respective Collectors, or any of them, as they shall see cause, to call to their assistance any of the Trained Bands, or Companies or Voluntiers or other Forces of or within the County or Counties, place or places where such resistance shall be made, or any other person or persons whatsoever dwelling in or neer the place; And the said Trained Bands, Voluntiers or Forces, and the several Officers, Commanders and Souldiers of the same, or other the persons so to be called, are hereby required to be ayding and assisting to the said respective Collectors in the premisses, as they will answer the contrary thereof.
And be it also ordained, That every person to be rated and taxed as aforesaid, shall be rated and set, and the sum on him to be rated and set, to be levied in every County for the Estate he hath either in Land, Tenements, or Hereditaments, Rents, Anuities, Fees, Offices, Goods, Cattels or Chattels in that County onely. And if he have any estate, either in Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Rents, Annuities, Fees, Offices, Goods, or Cattels, in several places in one County, then to be rated in the said several places in each several County, according to such his said Estate in the said several places; and the sum on him set, to be there levied accordingly.
Rates on all Lands, &c.; In case of Lands let, who to be chargeable.; Injuries to be rectified by Committees.; Tenants unjustly charged to deduct sum from Rent.; Tax on Debts due.; On Servants to the King and others.; Penalty for Evasion.; Power to Collectors to compound with Debtors where no distress is found.
And be it further Ordained, That all Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments of all and every person or persons whatsoever, of what degree or quality soever, or in whose possession soever the same are shall be Rated, charged, and chargeable for, and towards the raising and payment of the said Weekly sum or sums of Money, set, and charged by this Ordinance (yet neverthelesse, with this Provision and Limitation) That if the Land be let, or set to, or neer the yearly value thereof, in the possession of any Tenant for life, lives, years, or at will; such person or persons to whom the Rent thereof belongeth, to be solely chargeable therewith; But if the same be let at any easie or small Rent, or under-value, then the sum taxed to be apportioned between the party or parties, to whom the Rent belongeth, and the Tenant or Occupier of the Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, as the Taxers shall think meet: And if they, or any of them, shall do any injury, the same to be rectified by the said Committees, or any two of them within their several Limits or Divisions, according to their discretions: And if any such Tenant or Occupier of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, shall, or may be charged with any sum of money contrary to the true intent and meaning of this Ordinance, That it shall and may be lawful, to and for, such Tenant or Occupier, to stop and detain the same, from, and out of his Rent, due for the same Land, or to take his lawful remedy against such person or persons to whom the said Rent is, or shall be due, or belonging, who ought by the true meaning of this Ordinance to be charged therewith by action of debt; wherein no wager of Law, Protection, or Essoyn, shall be allowed. And in case, that any Lands or Hereditaments, in several Counties, Hundreds, Parishes, or Places, shall be let, or set for, or charged without intire Rent or Rents, in each County, Hundred, Parish, or Place, and according to the value of the Lands or Hereditaments so let in every of the said Counties, Hundreds, Parishes, and Places; and for all maner of debts whatsoever, or sum or sums of Money due, or owing to any person or persons, by any person or persons within this Realm, and also for any Debts, Goods, or sums of Money remaining, or being beyond the Seas, out of His Maiesties Dominions, due, or belonging to any person or persons residing within England or Wales, the person or persons to whom such Debts shall be due to be charged for the same in the place of his residence or abode, at the time of the Taxation onely. And be it Ordained, that no person having two Mansions or Places to resort to, being or calling himself houshold servant or waiting servant to the Kings Majesty, or other Lord or Lady, Master or Mistris, be excused from the Taxes of the said Payments in any place or places where he may be set or taxed, and if any person that ought to be set and taxed to the said payment, by his crime or craft happen to escape from the said payments, to be not set and taxed according to the true intent and meaning of this Ordinance; and that proved by presentment, examination, information, or otherwise, before the said Committees or any two of them, then every such person shall be charged upon the knowledge and proof thereof, and at the treble value of so much as he should, might, or ought to have been taxed at by vertue of this Ordinance, and the same to be levied, gathered, and payed of his Goods and Chattels, Lands, and Tenements, towards the said payment in such maner as is therein limited for others which refuse to pay. And if no distresse be found of the Goods or other things of such person or persons, Bodies Corporate, or others Chargeable by this Ordinance, as shall not pay their weekly Rates as aforesaid; then the said Collectors shall respectively have power to enquire of any sum or sums of Money due, or to be due to the persons so Assessed as aforesaid, from any person or persons for any Rents, Tythes, Goods, or Debts, or other thing, or cause whatsoever, and to compound for any of the said Rents, Tythes, Goods, Debts due to the persons so Assessed respectively as aforesaid, with any person or persons by whom the said Rents, Tythes, Goods, Debts, or other things are due unto the said persons Assessed respectively as aforesaid; As also to give full discharge for the Money by them so received upon composition or otherwise, which discharge shall be good and effectual to all intents and purposes.
Allowance to Treasurers, Collectors, and Checkers on all moneys collected.; Directions for Returns of Assessments.;Penalties for faulty Assessors and Collectors.; Persons that conceal their goods to avoid distress may be imprisoned as Delinquents.
And for the better encouragement of the Collectors in this said service, and for reward into the Treasurers, and such as are to Cheque the Receipts, It is Ordained, That three pence half peny in the pound shall be allowed for every sum of Money which shall be collected and paid to the said Treasurers or Receivers according to this Ordinance, two pence whereof shall be allowed to the Collectors, a peny to the said Treasurers, and a half peny to such as shall keep the Cheque upon this accompt as aforesaid: And to the end that all the Moneys Assessed may be duly Collected, Be it Ordained, That the several and respective Assessors within the Kingdom of England, and Dominions of Wales shall, within one week next after their respective Assessments made, return their said several Assessments, unto the respective Committees aforesaid, for the respective Divisions or Limits where the said Assessment shall be made, who, or any two of them, are hereby required respectively within ten days after their respective returns of such several Assessments, to deliver a Copy thereof, subscribed with their or any two of their hands, to the several Collectors within their said respective Divisions or Limits; And also within the like ten days, to send up another Copy to the Treasurers appointed by this Ordinance, to the end the said Treasurers may thereby know what they are to receive of every Parish or place within this Realm and Wales, and also one other Copy subscribed as aforesaid to the Committee for the Accompts of the Kingdom; And the said several sums shall be paid to the said Treasurers at Grocers-Hall, who shall give an acquittance for the same under their hands, or the hand of any two of them, which acquittance shall be brought to Mr. Gabriel Beck of Lincolns Inn, who is to enter the same in a Book to be kept for that purpose; And then the said acquittance shall be a sufficient discharge to the Party that paid in the said sum, and not otherwise. And if any Assessor or Collector shall refuse the said service, or prove negligent or faulty therein, the said Committees for the Divisions or Limits where such Assessor or Collector shall so refuse, or be so negligent or faulty, or any two of them, shall have power to commit such Assessor or Collector to prison, or to set such reasonable Fine upon him or them as they shall think fit, not exceeding the sum of twenty pounds upon the Assessor, or the sum of five pounds upon the Collector, the same to be levied by distresse and sale of such offenders Goods to the uses herein mentioned, in such sort as is herein before appointed for such as refuse to pay the Rates Assessed upon him or them; and shall also certifie the said ofience to the Lords and Commons in Parliament, and shall have power to nominate other Assessors or Collectors. And if any person or persons so Assessed or Rated as aforesaid, shall conceal or convey away his or their Goods, so that no distresse can be taken, or that the said sum or sums so Assessed upon him cannot be had or levied by any the ways or means in this Ordinance mentioned, then the said Collectors shall respectively certifie the same, in case he be a Peer of the Realm, unto the Lords in Parliament; And if he be under the degree of a Peer, to the Committee of the House of Commons appointed for Examinations, who shall hereby have power to send for such person or persons as Delinquents, and to commit him or them prisoners to such Place or Places within this Kingdom, and for so long time as the said Committee shall think fit.
And be it Ordained, That all and every the Assessors and Collectors aforesaid, and all that shall assist them in the premises, shall be protected by both Houses of Parliament from all damage that may come to them or any of them by this service; and shall farther receive such allowances for their charge and obedience in the execution of this Ordinance, as upon Certificate from the several Committees before named, or any two of them, shall be thought fit by the Committee aforesaid.
And be it farther Ordained, That where no Committees are named in this Ordinance for any County, City or Place, there such other Committees as shall be appointed by both the said Houses of Parliament, or any two of such Committees, shall and may put this present Ordinance in execution, within any such County or Place respectively, in such maner and form, to all intents and purposes, as any the Committees named in this Ordinance may, according to the purport and true meaning thereof.
Provided alwayes, That no Peer of this Realm shall by vertue of this Ordinance be Rated or Taxed at any sum or sums of money whatsoever, for any his Mansion house or houses with the appurtenances in any place whatsoever; but the Assessors within whose charge such house or houses, with the appurtenance shall happen to be, shall certifie the same into the House of Pees, to the end such Peers may be there Rated for the same according to this Ordinance.
And be it further Ordained, That Alderman Kenrick, Alder man Foot, Alderman Bunce, and Mr. Samuel Avery, are and shall be hereby appointed and authorized to be the Treasurers, and to give their daily attendance by themselves, or their sufficient Deputy or Deputies at Grocers Hall, to receive all such Moneys as shall be there tendred and paid for the said weekly Assessments according to this Ordinance; which said Treasurers so appointed to receive those Moneys, shall enter into one or more Books to be kept for that purpose, the names of all such Collectors, Receivers, person or persons as shall pay the same unto them, with the time when they are paid, and for what Parishes, Places, Divisions and Counties, and shall give Receipts accordingly under their hands, or the hands of any two of them, unto such Collectors, Receivers, Person or Persons, to the intent those Receipts may be registred by the persons beforenamed for that purpose, and so be a sufficient discharge to the parties that bring and pay in those Moneys: And the said Treasurers shall from time to time issue out those Moneys in such maner as the Committee of both Kingdoms, or such persons as shall be by them authorized, shall by their Order direct.
Provided alwayes, That no part of the Money which shall be levied and paid in by vertue of, or according to this Ordinance, shall be imployed to any other purpose, but onely for providing, and sending of present supplies for the said Forces, and carrying on of that War, until the (before mentioned) sum of fourscore thousand pound hath been Levied, Collected, and paid into the Treasurers aforesaid, to be disposed of for the payment of the Commanders, Officers and Soldiers; and for the providing, sending over into Ireland, and paying for Victual, Cloaths, Arms, Ammunition, and other things necessary for supply and maintenance of the said British Forces, who shall continue faithful in the service, and-persist in the prosecution of the War against the Rebels, and for the payment of such fair and reasonable Salaries and Allowances, as the said Committee shall further think fit to be given to those that shall be necessarily imployed for this Service.
And be it further hereby Ordained and Declared, That whatsoever Moneys shal be levied, raised and paid to the said Treasurers by vertue of this Ordinance, over and above the beforementioned sum of fourscore thousand pounds, such overplus of moneys shall be disposed of in such maner, as shall be further Resolved and Ordered by the Lords and Commons in Parliament.
Persons that lend Money, etc., to be repaid at 8 per cent. interest.; Treasurers not to issue Money raised by this Ord. to any other use till Loans be repaid.; Loan may be converted into Adventure for Land in Ireland.
And be it lastly Ordained and Declared, That such person as shall lend Money, or other necessary provisions for the Service of Ireland, upon the credit of this Ordinance, shall be repaid the said monies so to be lent, and the value of the said Provisions, with the usual forbearance, at the rate of eight pounds per cent. from the time of lending such Moneys or Provisions, until the several sums thereupon to become due unto them, shall be fully satisfied and paid out of the said sums of Money to be raised by vertue of this Ordinance; and that the Committee in this Ordinance named, or any five or more of them, shall hereby have power and authority to ingage the credit of this Ordinance, to such person or persons as shall lend any Money as aforesaid; Which sums of Money so lent, are to be acknowledged by the Treasurers, by Acquittance or Acquittances under their hands, or the hands of any two of them, testifying the Receipt thereof. Provided alwayes, That the aforesaid Committee shall not ingage the credit of this Ordinance for more than the sum of fifty thousand pounds; And that the said Treasurers above named, shall not issue any part of the said eighty thousand pounds to be raised by this Ordinance, to any other person or persons, to any other use, or upon any other Warrant or Order whatsoever, until the Money which shall become due by vertue of Loans, to be made on the credit of this Ordinance as aforesaid, be fully satisfied and paid; and that in manner of repayment of the said several persons, regard be had to such as lend Money or Provision as aforesaid, on the credit of this Ordinance, That those who shall first lend, and to whom by contract or agreement, the Moneys and forbearance shall be first due, shall be first paid, severally and respectively, what shall be due unto them in order and time, as the same shall grow due, if they shall demand the same; and that if any of the said persons who shall so lend Moneys or Provisions at the rates aforesaid on the credit of the said Ordinance, or their Executors or Assignes shall at any time within six Moneths next after the date hereof, think fit to adde any other sum of Money, to the sum by them to be advanced on the credit of this Ordinance, and shall make Election, That such sum or sums of Money, as by them shall be advanced or added thereunto, shall be converted into an adventure for Land in Ireland, upon any Act or Ordinance of Parliament, touching Land in Ireland, to be distributed to Adventurers, and shall declare the same in writing to the said Treasurers, and shall release the ingagement upon this Ordinance, for repayment of the said Money or Provisions now to be lent; That then such person or persons, their Executors or Assignes, shall be admitted thereunto, in as full and ample maner, to all intents and purposes, as if he or they, had at the time of such Loans, advanced the said Money or Provisions, upon the said Act or Ordinance of Adventurers of Ireland.