William and Mary, 1688
An Act for a Grant to Their Majestyes of an Additionall Ayd of Twelve Pence in the Pound for One Yeare. [Chapter V. Rot. Parl. pt. 3. nu. 4]

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1819

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'William and Mary, 1688: An Act for a Grant to Their Majestyes of an Additionall Ayd of Twelve Pence in the Pound for One Yeare. [Chapter V. Rot. Parl. pt. 3. nu. 4]', Statutes of the Realm: volume 6: 1685-94 (1819), pp. 149-151. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=46325 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Reasons for this Grant.

Cap. 1. ante, recited; Grant of further Rate; Persons charged by cap. 1. ante, 12s. to pay a further Sum of 6s. and so proportionably.

WHEREAS Wee Your Majestyes Dutifull and Loyall Subjects the Commons Assembled in Parlyament haveing Entred into a serious Consideration of the Extraordinary Occasions which did Engage Your Majestyes into a Great Expence for the necessary Defence of Your Realmes for the Reduceing of Ireland and for the vigorous Prosecution of the Warr against France both by Sea and Land and being desireous to Raise proportionable Aids and Supplyes did humbly Present Your Majestyes with the Free Gift of the Rates and Assesments mentioned in an Act of this present Parlyament Entituled An Act for a Grant to Their Majestyes of an Ayd of Two shillings in the Pound for One Yeare, By which it was Enacted That all and every Person and Persons Bodies Politick and Corporate Guilds and Fraternities within this Kingdome of England Dominion of Wales and Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede haveing any Estate in ready Moneys or in any Debts whatsoever oweing to them within this Realme or without or haveing any Estate in Goods Wares Merchandices or other Chattells or Personall Estate whatsoever within this Realme or without belonging to or in Trust for them (Except and out of the said Premisses Deducted such Summes of Money as he or they did bona fide owe and such Debts as should be adjudged Desperate by the Commissioners appointed by the said Act And alsoe the Stocke upon Land and such Goods as were used for Housholdstuffe) should Yield and Pay unto Your Majestyes Two shillings in the Pound according to the true yearely value thereof for One Yeare (That is to say) For every Hundred Pound of such ready Money and Debts and for every Hundred pounds worth of such Goods Wares Merchandices or other Chattells or Personall Estate the Summe of Twelve Shillings and soe after that rate for every greater or lesser Summe or Quantity to be Assessed Levyed and Collected in manner in the said Act mentioned And alsoe that all and every Person and Persons Commissioner or Commissioners Haveing Useing or Exerciseing any Publique Office or Employment of Profitt (such Military Officers who were or should be in Muster or Pay in Your Majestyes Army or Navy onely Excepted) And all and every their Agents Clerks Secondaries Substitutes and other Inferior Ministers whatsoever should Yield and Pay unto Your Majestyes the Summe of Two shillings for every Twenty shillings which he or they Received in One Yeare by Vertue of Fees or Profitts to him or them accrueing for or by reason or occasion of their severall Offices or Employments to be Assessed Imposed Levyed and Collected in such manner as in the same Act is mentioned And alsoe that all and every Mannours Messuages Lands Tenements Quarries Mines of Coale Tinn or Lead Iron Works Salt Springs and Salt Works all Allom Mines or Works all Parks Chases Warrens Woods Underwoods Coppices and all Fishings Tythes Tolls Annuities and all other Yearely Profitts and all Hereditaments of what nature or kinde soever situate lying being happening or ariseing within the Kingdome of England Dominion of Wales or Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede as well within auntient Demesne and other Liberties and Priviledged Places as without should be and were thereby Charged for One Yeare onely with the Summe of Two shillings for every Twenty shillings of the full Yearely Value and soe in proportion for any greater or lesser Value And all and every Person and Persons Bodies Pollitick and Corporate Guilds Misteries Fraternities and ( (fn. 1) ) Brotherhoods whether Corporate or not Corporate haveing or holding any Mannours Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments or other the Premisses should Yield and Pay unto Their Majestyes the Summe of Two shillings for every Twenty shillings by the Yeare which the said Mannours Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and other the Premisses were worth to be Leased if the same were truely and Bona fide Leased or Demised at a Rack Rent and according to the full true Yearely Value thereof without any respect had to the Rents reserved for the same if such Rents had beene reserved upon such Leases or Estates made for which any Fine or Income had beene paid or secured or had beene Lessened or abated upon Consideration of Money laid out or to be laid out in Improvements and without any respect had to any former Rates or Taxes thereupon Imposed or makeing any Abatement in respect of Reparations Taxes Parish Dutyes or any other Charges whatsoever Which said Summe of Two shillings for every Twenty shillings by the Yeare of the said true Yearely Value of the Premisses was by the said Act appointed to be Assessed Levyed and Collected in certaine manner therein mentioned and to be Paid into the Receipt of Your Majestyes Exchequer by Foure Quarterly Payments the first Payment thereof to be made upon the Five and twentyeth day of March in the Yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred and ninety And whereas it was thereby further Enacted That every Papist or reputed Papist being of the Age of Sixteene yeares or upwards who had not taken the Oathes mentioned and required to be taken by an Act of this p[re]sent Parlyament Entituled An Act for the Abrogating the Oathes of Supremacy and Allegiance and Appointing other Oathes should Yield and Pay unto Your Majestyes double the Summes and Rates which by vertue of any Clause in the said first mentioned Act he or she should or ought to pay or be Charged with (That is to say) For every Hundred pounds of ready Money and Debts and for every Hundred pounds worth of Goods Wares Merchandizes Chattells or Personall Estate the Summe of Foure and Twenty shillings and soe after that Rate for every greater or lesser Quantity And for every Twenty shillings of the full yearely value of any Mannours Messuages or other Hereditaments Charged by the said Act which he or she should have or hold the Summe of Foure shillings to be Assessed Levyed and Collected Answered Recovered and Paid in such Manner by such Wayes and according to such Rules and Directions and under such Penalties and Forfeitures as were in the said Act expressed or appointed for or concerning the said Rates and Sums intended to be doubled as aforesaid unlesse such Papist or reputed Papist should take the said Oathes at such Time and in such Manner as in the said Act is appointed And it was alsoe thereby further Enacted That every Person being of the Age of Sixteene yeares or upwards and being within this Realme at the time of the Execution of the same Act who should not before that time have taken the said Oathes mentioned and required to be taken by the aforesaid Act Entituled An Act for the Abrogating of the Oathes of Supremacy and Allegiance and Appointing other Oathes and upon Summons by Warrant under the Hands and Seales of One or more of the Commissioners appointed by the said first mentioned Act should refuse to take the said Oaths at the time appointed in the said Warrant or should neglect to appeare at such time before the Commissioners in order to take the said Oaths should Yield and Pay to Your Majestyes double the Summes and Rates which by vertue of any Clause in the said Act he or she should or ought to Pay or be Charged with in Manner as was in the same Act appointed touching Papist or reputed Papist to be Assessed Levyed Collected Answered Recovered and Paid in such Manner by such Wayes and according to such Rules and Directions and under such Penalties and Forfeitures as were in the said first mentioned Act expressed for and concerning the above mentioned Rates and Summes intended to be doubled as aforesaid, And in the said Act it was further Provided That every Person commonly called a Quaker and knowne to be such who should Make and Subscribe the Declaration of Fidelity contained in an Act of this present Parlyament Entituled An Act for Exempting Their Majesties Protestant Subjects Dissenting from the Church of England from the Penalties of certaine Lawes should not be lyable to or chargeable with any of the double Rates aforesaid And whereas wee Your Majestyes said Subjects the Commons are sensible That a further Aid and Supply is Requisite and Necessary for the Ends and Purposes aforesaid Wee doe humbly present Your Majestyes with the Free Gift of the further Rates and Assesments herein after mentioned And doe beseech Your Majestyes that it may be Enacted And bee it Enacted by the King and Queens most Excellent Majestyes by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parliament Assembled and by Authoritie of the same That Their Majesties shall over and besides the Rates and Assesments mentioned in the said former Act have and receive the further Rates and Assesments hereafter mentioned of and from every Person Spirituall and Temporall of what Estate or Degree soever he or they be to be Taxed Assessed Levyed and Paid in Manner and Forme following (That is to say) That all and every Person and Persons Bodies Pollitick and Corporate Guilds and Fraternities aforesaid who in respect of any Estate in ready Money or Debts or Goods Wares Merchandices or other Chattells or Personall Estate whatsoever were Charged by the said former Act and ought to Pay unto Their Majesties the Summe of Twelve shillings shall be Charged with and shall Yield and Pay unto Their Majesties the further Summe of Six shillings (That is to say) in the whole the Summe of Eighteene shillings and soe after that Rate for every greater or lesser Summe or Quantity

II. Commissioners and their Agents, &c. by said Act charged at 2s. in the Pound, to pay the further Sum of 1s.

And bee it further Enacted That all and every Person and Persons Commissioner or Commissioners and all and every their Agents Clerks Secondaries Substitutes and other Inferior Ministers whatsoever who by the said former Act were Charged and ought to Pay Two shillings for every Twenty shillings which he or they doe receive in One Yeare by vertue of any Fees or Profitts to him or them Accrueing for or by reason or occasion of their [severall (fn. 2) ] Offices or Imployments shall be Charged with and shall Yield and Pay unto Their Majesties the further Summe of One shilling (That is to say) in the whole the Summe of Three shillings for every Twenty shillings which he or they doe soe Receive in One Yeare.

III. Lands, &c. charged by said Act at 2s. in the Pound, to pay the further Sum of 1s.

And bee it further Enacted That all and every Mannours Messuages Lands and Tenements Quarries Mines of Coale Tinn or Lead Iron-Works Salt-Springs Salt-Works Allom-Mines or Works Parks Chases Warrens Woods Underwoods Coppices Fishings Tythes Tolls Annuities and all other yearely Profitts and Hereditaments of what nature or kinde soever Charged by the former Act for One yeare with the Summe of Two shillings for every Twenty shillings of the full yearely Value and soe in Proportion for any greater or lesser Values shall be Charged with and they who have or hold the same shall Yield and Pay unto Their Majestyes the further Summe of One shilling for every Twenty shillings That is to say Three shillings in the whole for every Twenty shillings of the full yearely Value and soe in proportion for any greater or lesser Value

IV. Papists and other Persons charged by said Act at a Double Rate, charged further double the Rate granted by this Act, and also 2s. on every 4s. granted by the said Act.

And bee it further Enacted That every Papist and Reputed Papist and every other Person which by the said former Act was Charged with and made lyable to Pay unto Their Majestyes Double the Summes and Rates aforesaid shall be Charged with and shall Pay unto Their Majesties over and besides the same Double the Summes and Rates Given and Granted by this Act (That is to say) the Summe of Twelve shillings over and besides every Summe of Twenty foure shillings And the Summe of Two shillings over and besides every Summe of Foure shillings which such Papist reputed Papist or other Person was Charged with or lyable to Pay by vertue of the said former Act

V. Commissioners under former Act to execute this Act.

And bee it further Enacted That all and every the Persons named and appointed to be Com[m]issioners for putting the said former Act in Execution shall be Commissioners for putting this present Act in Execution and shall respectively have and execute all Powers Authorities and Priviledges for and in relation to this present Act as they had and ought to have by and in relation to the said former Act.

VI. Rates granted by this Act to be assessed, levied, &c. under the Provisions of the said former Act;

and all Persons employed under this Act entitled to the Benefits and liable to all the Penalties of the said Act.

And that the Rates and Summes Given and Granted to Their Majesties by this present Act shall be Assessed Taxed Collected Levyed Answered and Paid at such time and times and in such respective Proportions and in such Manner by such Meanes and Wayes and according to such Rules and Directions and under such Penalties and Forfeitures and with such Abatements Deductions and Allowances as in the said former Act are respectively Appointed of for and concerning the severall Rates and Summes thereby Given and Granted to Their Majestyes And all and every Person and Persons who shall be lyable to or any way Concerned or Imployed in the Assessing Collecting Levying Receiving or Paying any of the Summes Rates or Moneys by this Act Appointed to be Assessed Taxed Levyed Answered or Paid shall have like Benefitts Advantages and Discharges and shall be subject to like Penalties and Forfeitures in case of Neglect or Refusall to Pay the Summes that shall hereupon be Assessed or Charged or to performe their respective Duties as in like case any Person or Persons by Vertue of the said former Act ought to have or be subject unto as Fully and Amply as if all and every the Clauses in the said former Act contained for such purpose had beene againe in this Act respectively Repeated and Enacted perticularly

VII. Persons may lend Money to the Crown under this Act on Interest at £7 per Cent. per Ann. such Money not to be rated.

Tallies and Orders to Lenders; assignable; Orders paid in Course, and Interest every Three Months, under the Provisions of former Act.

Provided alwayes and bee it hereby Enacted That it shall and may be lawfull for any Person or Persons to Lend unto Their Majesties upon Security of the Moneyes given by this present Act any Summe or Summes of Money and to have and receive Interest for the same after the Rate of Seven pounds in the Hundred for a Yeare And that none of the Money soe to be Lent shall be Rated or Assessed by vertue of this Act And that Tallies of Loane shall be Stricken and Orders of Repayment for the Moneys soe to be Lent and the Interest thereof Signed and Registred in a distinct Register for this purpose to be provided And such Orders or any part thereof shall be Assignable and the Principalls upon such Orders shall be paid in Course and the Interest every Three months in the like Method Order and Forme and under such Penalties Forfeitures Damages and Costs to be Incurred by any Officer or Officers Clerks or Deputies respectively for giveing any undue Preference or for takeing of undue Rewards Fees or Gratuities as in and by the first mentioned Act are in the like Cases Enacted Prescribed Provided or Declared.

VIII. Book kept for Account of One Third Part of Monies paid into the Exchequer under the former Act and this Act. Such Third Part of the said Monies applied in the Repayment of the Loans.

The Two other Third Parts applied to the Purpose of the said former Act.

And to the end that all the Moneys which shall be Lent unto Their Majestyes upon Credit of this Act with the Interest thereof may be well and sufficiently Secured and Paid according to the true meaning of the same It is further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That there shall be provided and kept in Their Majesties Exchequer (to witt) in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt One Booke in which One Third part of all the Moneys which in any One Day shall be brought or paid into the Exchequer ariseing as well by the said former Act as by vertue of this present Act shall be Entred apart and distinct from the other Two Third parts thereof and from all other the Revenue and Treasure there Which Third part soe from time to time ariseing shall be applyed and is hereby appropriated to the Satisfaction of the Loanes to be separately made on this Act and the Interest of the same And the other Two Third Parts of all the said Moneys ariseing by both Acts as aforesaid shall remaine appropriated and be applyed according to the true intent and meaning of the said former Act Any thing in this or the said former Act to the contrary notwithstanding

IX. Cap. 1. ante, or this Act, not to extend to Timber Trees standing or growing on the Stem.

Provided alwayes and bee it Declared and Enacted That this Act nor any thing therein contained nor any thing contained in a former Act of this present Session Entituled An Act for a Grant to Their Majestyes of an Ayd of Two shillings in the Pound for One Yeare shall extend or be construed to extend to the Taxing or Assessing any Person or Persons for or in respect of any Timber Trees standing or growing on the Stem Any thing in this Act or in the forementioned Act of a Grant to Their Majesties of an Ayd of Two shillings in the Pound for One Yeare to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.

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