Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[31 January, 1645/6.]
Whereas in an Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, touching the making of the Precinct of Covent-Garden Parochial, there is a Clause touching Allowance to be made by the said Parish of Covent-Garden to the poor of the Parish of Saint Martins, in these words following, (that is to say) And shall also pay the sum of one Hundred seventeen pounds one shilling four pence farthing half farthing and the fifth part of a half farthing, Quarterly to be paid unto the Parish of Saint Martins for the maintenance of their poor: Which said sum shall be paid by the Parish of Covent-Garden to the Parish of Saint Martins for ever; As by the said Ordinance, amongst other things contained it doth appear.
Explanation of recited Clause.
For Explanation of the said Clause, it is hereby Declared and Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the true meaning of the said Clause was and is, and shall be taken to be, that the yearly sum of One hundred seventeen pounds one shilling four pence farthing half farthing, and the fifth part of a half farthing, shall be every year for ever paid by the said Parish of Covent-Garden, to the said Parish of Saint Martins, at four Terms in the year, viz. Upon every five and Twentieth day of March, four and twentieth day of June, three and twentieth day of September, and three and twentieth day of December, by equal portions, for and towards the maintenance of the poor of the said Parish of Saint Martins, and in full discharge of the said Parish of Covent-Garden from all further Contributions thereunto.