Charles I, 1640
An Act for adding unto & explaining of certain Clauses in another Act made this Parliament Intituled An Act for the speedy & effectuall reducing of the Rebels in his Majesties Kingdome of Ireland to theire due obedience to his Majestie and the Crowne of England.

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John Raithby (editor)

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1819

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'Charles I, 1640: An Act for adding unto & explaining of certain Clauses in another Act made this Parliament Intituled An Act for the speedy & effectuall reducing of the Rebels in his Majesties Kingdome of Ireland to theire due obedience to his Majestie and the Crowne of England.', Statutes of the Realm: volume 5: 1628-80 (1819), pp. 172-173. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47245 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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c. 33. ante.

Time for Subscriptions by Persons residing within 60 miles of London.; Persons inhabiting 60 Miles or more distant from London.

Whereas the said Act could not be so timely passed and published that his Majesties Subjects in and about the City of London might conveniently take notice of the dayes therein limited for theire Underwriting according to that Act upon which and other Clauses of the said Act doubts have beene raised For explanation thereof and for the cleere satisfaction of all such persons as by underwriting any su[m]ms of Money according to that Act shall advance so honourable and pious a Worke as the reducing of that Kingdome Be it Enacted by the King our Soveraigne Lord and by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the Authoritie of the same That all and every his Majesties Subjects inhabiting or residing within the said City of London or within threescore miles distance thereof which at any time before the twentieth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fourty two have underwritten or shall underwrite any such su[m]m of money as in the said Act is mentioned and pay the fourth part thereof on or before the said twentieth day of Aprill aforesaid and the other three parts of the su[m]me or su[m]ms so to be subscribed within three moneths three moneths and three moneths by equall porc[i]ons accounting eight and twentie dayes to every moneth to be accounted to begin from the said twentieth day of Aprill aforesaid and all the said su[m]ms to be paid at the Chamber of the Citie of London to the four persons appointed to attend there by the said Act or to any two of them who are hereby authorized and required to give Receipts for the same and to enter the said su[m]m and the times of such subscription as aforesaid And all and every his Majesties Subjects inhabiting sixtie miles or more from the said Citie of London and all and every his Majesties Subjects of the Scotch Nation which at any time before the tenth day of May in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fourty two have underwritten or shall underwrite any such su[m]m of Money as in the said Act is mentioned and pay the fourth part thereof on or before the said tenth day of May aforesaid and the other three parts of the sum or su[m]ms so to be subscribed within three Moneths three Moneths and three Moneths by equall porc[i]ons accounting eight and twentie dayes to every Moneth to be accounted to begin from the said tenth day of May aforesaid and at such place and to such persons as in and by the said Act is appointed shall have a proportionable share of the said Rebels Lands and of other Lands forfeited and to be forfeited by the said Act according to the su[m]ms to be by them underwritten and paid in as aforesaid under all [other (fn. 1) ] the Conditions and Limitations in the said Act or Propositions mentioned to all intents and purposes and in as large and beneficiall manner as if such underwriting had beene at the dayes in the said recited Act or the Propositions therein expressed Any thing therein contained to the contrary notwithstanding

II. Persons of the Dutch Nation, being Protestants, &c. admitted to Underwriting.

The Monies to be paid at the Chamber of the City of London.

And be it further declared and Enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That all such persons of the Dutch Nation being Protestants and Subjects to the Government of the States of the United Provinces of the Low Countreys as shall be desirous to underwrite any su[m]m or su[m]ms of Money according to the said Act shall be admitted to such underwriting untill the full su[m]m of two hundred thousand pounds shall be by them underwritten And so as the Million of Money propounded to be underwritten by His Majesties Subjects of England Scotland and Ireland be not subscribed before the admittance of any of the said Dutch Nation to subscribe as aforesaid And that such of the said Dutch Nation as shall be admitted to underwrite according to this Act shall underwrite theire severall su[m]ms of money within this Kingdome before the tenth day of May in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fourty two and shall pay the fourth part of the su[m]m and su[m]ms to be by them underwritten at or before the said tenth day of May aforesaid and the other three parts of the su[m]m or su[m]ms so to be subscribed within three monthes three monthes and three monthes by equall Porc[i]ons accompting eight and twenty dayes to every moneth to be reckoned to begin from the said tenth day of May aforesaid And all the said su[m]ms to be paid at the Chamber of the City of London to the foure Persons appointed to attend there by the said Act or to any two of them which said four persons or any two of them are hereby authorized and required to give receipts for the same and to enter the said su[m]ms and times of subscription as aforesaid and upon such underwriting and payment as aforesaid shall have a proportionable share of the said Rebels Lands and of other Lands forfeited and to be forfeited by the said Act according to the su[m]ms to be by them Underwritten and paid in as aforesaid under all other the Condic[i]ons and Limitations in the said Act or Propositions mentioned to all intents and purposes and in as large and beneficiall manner as his Majesties Subjects of England shall or may enjoye theire severall and respective shares according to the said Act

III. Persons paying in Money sooner than the Time allowed;

Allowance at the Rate of £8. per Cent. per Ann.

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That in case any Person that shall underwrite according to this Act theire Heires Executors Administrators or Assignes shall pay in the three latter payments of the su[m]ms of money by them subscribed or to be subscribed or any part thereof sooner then the times in this present Act limited for the same there shall be rebated and allowed unto them by way of rebate so much of the said moneys underwritten as the Interest of the said money so paid in before hand from thenceforth to the time and times respectively whereon the same is by this present Act limited to be paid after the rate of eight Pounds for one hundred pounds for a yeare shall amount unto And John Warner John Towse Thomas Andrewes and Lawrence Haulstead in the said recited Act named or any two of them are hereby authorized & required to make the said allowances by way of rebate accordingly And the same shall upon theire Accompts be allowed unto them And the said money so rebated shall be accompted and adjudged to be paid by the said underwriters theire Heires Executors Administrators or Assignes and shall be as beneficiall unto them as if the same had beene actually paid according to the Propositions in the said recited Act menc[i]oned

IV. Members of either House of Parliament subscribing.

And be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid That the Members of either House of Parliament which shall underwrite any su[m]ms of money and pay in the same or any part thereof at the Chamber of the City of London shall neverthelesse have the same dayes and times of payment for theire severall su[m]ms by them underwritten or to be underwritten as they should have had in case they had subscribed theire severall su[m]ms and paid in the same in the severall Counties where they had theire ordinary residence and habitation before the begining of this Parliament

V. Allowance to the Receivers 1d. in the pound.

[And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said John Warner John Towse and such other Persons as are appointed by the said Act to receive such summs of money as shall be paid in by vertue of that Act to deduct and retaine to theire owne use one peny out of every Pound of all such su[m]ms of money as they shall receive according to this Act towards theire charges and Paines in attending and receiving the said Subscriptions and su[m]ms of money and in issuing out and returning up the same. (fn. 2) ]

Footnotes

1 interlined on the Roll.
2 annexed to the Original Act in a separate Schedule.