Doubts, &c. respecting. c. 9. ante.
c. 10. ante recited.; Reasons for passing this Act.; All Persons to pay the several Sums of Money appointed by the said Acts; also 40s. per Cent. on all their Estates Real and Personal.; Proviso for Estates under £5 per Ann.
WHEREAS through some doubts ariseing upon or by negligence in the execution of one Act of this present
Parliament intituled An Act for the speedy provision of money for the disbanding and paying off the
forces of this kingdome both by land and sea, and alsoe of one other Act intituled An Act for supplying and
explaining certaine defects in the aforesaid Act, the same Acts doe not answere the ends aforesaid in such measure
as was expected without some [further (fn. 1) ] explanation of the sence thereof and a review of the severall assessments
made thereby, soe that some persons may not escape without payment at all or goe away at very small proportions
whilest others pay their just and full due It is therefore enacted and declared by the Kings most excellent Majestie
by and with the consent and advice of the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled and by the authoritie
of the same that all and every person and persons of the severall ranks degrees or qualifications in the said Act
or Acts mentioned shall contribute and pay the severall and respective summes of money therin appointed to be
paid (any pretence of exemption being the Kings Majestyes servants to the contrary notwithstanding) and alsoe that
( (fn. 2) ) every person and persons ecclesiasticall and temporall bodyes pollitique and corporate shall pay for their estates both
reall and personall the summe of forty shillings for one hundred pounds per annum and soe proportionably for a
greater or lesser estate, and for every hundred pounds personall estate after the rate of five pounds per annum provided
it extend not to estates under five pounds per annum,
II. The Commissioners named in c. 9. ante to appoint Persons to review the Rates that have been made,
and thereupon to rate Estates to the full Value.
And to the intent the same may be equally and indifferently assessed and taxed Be it further enacted and
declared by the authoritie aforesaid that the severall Commissioners in the said Act named, or any three of them
within their severall and respective Countyes Limitts and precincts shall have power to nominate and appoint two
or more of the most able or discreet persons in every Parrish Village or Hamlet to review the severall rates and
assessments that have beene made in their severall and respective Parishes Villages and Hamlets, and where they
shall finde that by the negligence or default of any former Assessors any persons or estates have beene underrated
or ommitted to be rated, that then they shall rate and assesse all such persons and estates soe underrated or omitted
to the full value they are to be rated and assessed at either for their degrees persons or estates by this or the
former Acts to that purpose made in this present Parliament, or shall by the appointment at the discretion of the
said Commissioners make new assessments or rates, and shall returne the same or their said additionall rates at such
places and times as the said Commissioners or any three of them shall appoint,
III. Sworn Clerks in the Exchequer 20 Nobles.
And it is further enacted [& declared (fn. 1) ] by the authoritie aforesaid that every sworne Attourney or Clerke in the
Office of the Clerke of the Pipe in the Exchequer and every Attourney belonging to the Office of the Lord
Treasurers Remembrancer shall pay twenty nobles apeece,
IV. Barristers at Law, and Persons written or writing themselves Esquire, to pay as Esquires.
And be it further enacted and declared that every Barrester at Law, and every other person or persons that hath
or have subscribed to any deed or writing wherein he or they have beene written or intituled Esquire, or that hath
or have acted by vertue of any Commission or pretended Commission Act or pretended Acts of Parliament wherein
they have before the sitting of this Parliament beene written or entituled Esquire shall pay as reputed Esquiers
within the said Acts,
V. Persons having paid, on Certificate of Commissioner to be discharged;
what such Certificate to express.; Proviso for Persons having paid for Estates in one or more Counties.
And to the intent that none that have or shall pay his or their due proportions that he or they ought to pay in
respect of his or their quality or degree may be doubly charged, every person that hath or shall pay his full proportion
for his or her degree and quality the same exceeding the proportion of his or her estate reall and personall shall by
certificate under the hands and seales of three or more of the Commissioners within the same County or precincts
where such summe hath or shall be paid be discharged from further payment for his or her estate soe that it be
perticularly expressed in every such certificate where such estate lyeth, and the severall and respective values thereof
soe that it may appeare that his or her proportion for his or her degree or quality doth exceed that of his or her
estate, And alsoe where any person or persons bodyes pollitique or corporate have paid or shall pay for his her or
their estate in one or more Countyes he or they shall by like certificate or certificates ( (fn. 3) ) for soe much and such values
specially mentioned to be paid in the said certificates and noe more,
VI. Power to Commissioners on Oath to inquire and determine concerning Abuses by Assessors, &c. and to fine.
Proviso that Fines do not exceed £5 for one Offence.; Such Fines may be levied by Distress.; Fines employed as by the said former Acts.; Where no Distress can be had, Commissioners may imprison Offender in the Common Gaol till Fine paid.
And be it enacted and declared by the authoritie aforesaid that the said Commissioners or any three or more
of them within their severall precincts shall and may have power to inquire of heare and determine all abuses
negclects and misdoeings of all and every the Assessors and Collectors to be imployed by vertue of this, or the
said precedent Acts, and shall have power to impose any fine or fines upon them or any of them whom they shall
be well informed (by the oath of two or more credible witnesses, which oath they or any two of them are hereby
impowered to administer) to offend from and after the twentyeth day of December One thousand six hundred and
sixty in not performing their dutyes in their respective imployments, Provided that noe such fine shall exceed the
summe of five pounds for one offence, and that such Commissioners who shall sett or impose such fine or fines
shall have full power by warrant under their hands and seales to command the severall Constables or Tithingmen
within the severall and respective places where such person or persons have their habitation or abode, upon
whom such fine or fines is or are imposed to levy the same by distresse upon the goods of such person or
persons refuseing to pay the same and to returne the overplus thereof (if any be) deducting [alsoe (fn. 4) ] reasonable
charges for takeing such distresse to the Owner or Owners of such goods, And every such fine shall be imployed
to the same purposes as the moneyes raised by the said former Acts are appointed, And alsoe in case noe distresse
can be found or had for satisfieing such fine and in case noe distresse can be taken by the Collectors or other
Officers appointed to distraine for the taxes or assessments by vertue of the said former Act or Acts, that in
every such default upon complaint to the said Co[m]missioners or any three of them within their severall and
respective limitts the said Commissioners or any three of them shall have full power and authoritie to cause every
such person from whom noe distresse can be had to be committed to the next common goale there to remaine
untill he hath fully satisfied [& paid (fn. 4) ] such summe or summes of money which ought to be charged upon him by
[vertue of (fn. 4) ] this [or (fn. 5) ] the said former Acts without baile or mainprize,
VII. Commissioners to make Account of Monies raised in Hundreds, &c. only by former Acts and this Act, and return the same into the Exchequer before 2d March.
And be it further enacted and declared that the Commissioners of every County and place respectively shall
make up a true accompt of the summes onely of every Hundred Lath Wapentake or Ward rated and assessed
by the said former Acts together with the additionall summes that shall be rated by vertue of this present Act
severally within their severall Countyes Limitts and Precincts without nameing the perticular persons or estates, and
shall shew what hath beene paid thereof and to what person and persons, and what hath beene discharged by such
certificates as are appointed by this Act, and what is in arreare and unpaid, and shall returne the same into his
Majestyes Court of Exchequer before the second day of March next and in soe doeing they shall not be compelled
to make [or returne (fn. 4) ] any other accompt duplicate or certificate,
VIII. The full yearly Value of Lands, &c.; to be assessed.
And it is further enacted and declared that the true and full yearely value of all Lands Tenements Rents Tythes
and other hereditaments shall be rated and assessed in manner aforesaid in the severall parishes villages or Hamlets
where the same are scituate lyeing or ariseing
IX. Sums paid under former Acts deducted out of Charge by this Act.
And be it further declared that every summe charged upon and paid by any person by vertue of the said former
Acts or either of them by reason of estate degree or quality shall be allowed and deducted out of such further
charge as shall be imposed upon him or her by vertue of this present Act.
X. Persons sued under this or former Acts may plead General Issue.; Double Costs.
Lastly it is enacted and declared that whosoever is sued at law for any act done or to be done in the due
execution of this or either of the said former Acts he may plead the generall issue and give the speciall matter
in evidence, and if the plaintiffe be non suite, or a verdict passe against any such plaintiffe or plaintiffes in any
such Action the defendant shall and may recover his double costs,
XI. Proviso for Peers.
[Provided alwayes [& be it enacted (fn. 4) ] that this Act or any thing therein contained shall not extend to any Peere
of this Realme in point of assessment imprisonment distresse or otherwise provision being made in the said first
recited Act for the assessing of the said Peeres by certaine Peeres who are therein named and appointed in that
XII. Lord Chancellor, &c. added to the Peers named in the said former Acts for assessing Peers.
And be it further enacted that the Lord Chauncellour the Lord Treasurer, the Lord Steward of his Majesties
Household, Lord Chamberlaine of his Majestyes Household, the Earle of Northampton, Lord Howard of Charleton
the Lord Roberts the Lord Grey of Warke the Lord Craven the Lord Mohun and the Lord Hatton be added
to the Peeres named in the said first recited Act for the assessing of the Peeres according to the said recited
Act, (fn. 6) ] [which said Lords Commissioners or any five of them in this and the former Act named shall have power to
assesse levy and collect, and shall assesse levy and collect all such summes of money as shall be assessed according
to the tenor of this and the former Act upon such Peeres who have not paid proportionably to their estates. (fn. 6) ]
XII. Commissioners named.
And be it declared and enacted by the authority aforesaid that these persons hereafter named shall be added
Commissioners for their severall Countyes places and precincts respectively and shall exercise the same power as if
they had beene named in the said former Acts or either of them.
For the County of Berks Peregrine Hobby Richard Harrison Esq[uire] John Fettiplace of Fernham Esq[uire].
Burrough of New Windsor
Andrew Plumton Gent. Richard Fishborne Gent..
For the County of Bucks Sir Thomas Hampson Baronet Sir Philip Palmer Baronet Anthony Ratcliffe Esq[uire]
For the County of Cambridge Sir Thomas Dayrell John Bennet Esq[uire] Sir Anthony Cage, Levinus Bennet.
For the Isle of Ely
For the Isle of Ely Roger Jennings Esq[uire]
For the County of Chester Sir George Warberton Baronet Edward Warren Esq[uire] Jeffery Shakerly Esquire Henry
Citty of Chester
For the Citty and County of the Citty of Chester The Maior for the time being.
For the County of Cornewall Robert Roberts Esquire Sir William Tredingham Joseph Tredingham Thomas
Penhallow The Knights and Burgesses that serve for the said County and James Eirsey Gent..
For the County of Cumberland Anthony Bouch Richard Uriall Thomas Croswhat Robert Webster
For the County of Devon Nicholas Dasies Doctor of Phisicke William Jennins Gent. Edmond Tremaine ( (fn. 7) ) William
Putt [Esq[uire]s. (fn. 7)
(fn. 8) ] John Kellond ( (fn. 9) ) William Bogan ( (fn. 9) ) George Howard ( (fn. 7) ) John Kelley ( (fn. 7) ) William Kelley ( (fn. 9) ) James
Rodd [Esq[uire]s. (fn. 7) ]
For the West Riding in the County of Yorke Wellbury Norton Esq[uire] Robert Wivell Esq[uire] Richard Roundhill
Gent. William Hamond Esq[uire] Walter Hawkesworth Esq[uire] Cuthbert Wade John Preston Gent. Arthur Ingram Esq[uire]
Edward Atkinson William Witham Gent. Samuell Sonderland Esq[uire] Thomas Ward Gent. Sir William Ingram Knight.
Yorke North Riding
For the North Rideing in the County of Yorke Sir William Caley Arthur Caley Esq[uire] William Wivell Esq[uire] Sir
Thomas Gower Baronet Thomas Worsley Esq[uire] Charles Tankred Sir William Frankland Baronet The Bailiffes of
Scarborough for the time being Tristram Fish Robert Belt Esquiers Thomas Robinson Thomas Scudamore Esquiers.
For the Citty and County of the Citty of Yorke, All the Aldermen of the Citty of Yorke. (fn. 10) ]
For the Towne of Kingston upon Hull George Crowle.
For the County of Essex Mr Edward Glascock Mr Miles Hubbert Mr John Smart Captaine Hunter Deane Tindall
Esq[uire] Isaac Wincoll Thomas Clapton Thomas Peeke Peter Johnson Thomas Manby Esq[uire]s.
For the County of Gloucester Thomas Freame Thomas Floide Samuell Shepard Philip Shepard William Morgan
Richard Daston John Tooke [Esq[uire]s (fn. 9) ] Robert Lord Tracy.
For the County of Hereford Sir Herbert Parret Knight, John Barnaby of Brookehampton Esq[uire] Thomas Baskervile
of Collington Gent. John Booth of Hereford Esq[uire].
Citty of Hereford
For the Citty of Hereford Thomas Davies Esq[uire] Maior James Lawrence Gent. Thomas Clerke Gent..
For the County of Hertford Marmaduke Rawden James Willimot junior Gent. Arras Doctor of Phisickt
Richard Combes Esquire.
For the Burrough of St Albans William Foxwist [Esquires (fn. 11) ] Recorder Mr John New Mr Edward Eames Mr Thomas
Cowley senior Mr William Marston Henry Conningsby Edmond Smith, Albon Cox Richard Combes Esq[uire].
For the County of Kent Sir William Mann Sir Edward Masters Thomas Peake Esq[uire] Sir Thomas Godfrey The
Maior of Maidston for the time being Sir William Merideth Baronet Sir Thomas Peirce Baronet Mr Richard Manley
Mr Thomas Manley.
[Sandwich (fn. 12) ]
For Sandwich John Verrier Peter Peake Gent.
For the County of Lancaster Henry Bannester Esq[uire] Jeoffrey Rushton Gent. Richard Fleetwood Gent. John Mollineux
Esq[uire] William Fife Esq[uire] Sir George Midleton Knight and Baronet Mathew Richardson Esq[uire] Robert Heywood Esq[uire]
Roger Stoughton of the Citty of London Alderman.
For the parts of Linsey in the County of Lincolne Edward Turney ( (fn. 11) ) William Lister [Esquiers (fn. 11) ] Sir Robert
Dallison Baronet, Sir Charles Dallison Knight.
For Great Grimsby William Draper Samuell Proctor.
For the parts of Kestiven William Thompson, Humphrey Walcot.
For the Citty of London Nicholas Delves Esq[uire].
For the County of Midlesex Sir John Robinson Baronet Lieutenant of the Tower Sir Richard Browne Thomas
Bide Thomas Harrison of South Mims Sir William Bateman Leiutenant Collonell Powell Charles Pitfield Esq[uire] Robert
Peyton John Jones John Limbrey Edward Chard Richard Shelton Esquiers William Page Esq[uire] Roger Jennings
Esq[uire] Richard Meney.
For the Citty of Westminster and Liberties thereof Gabriel Becke Esq[uire] Mr Graham Peter Maplesden George
Plunknet Thomas Kirke William Greene George Farewell Ralph Darnell.
For the County of Northampton Edward Oneley, ( (fn. 11) ) John Thornton ( (fn. 11) ) John Willoughby [Esquiers (fn. 11) ]
[Norffolke (fn. 13) ]
For the County of [Norffolke (fn. 13) ] George Windham Robert Doughty of Hanworth ( (fn. 11) ) Robert Lagar [Esquiers (fn. 11) ]
Henry Scarborough Gent. Mr John Ripps Mr Thomas Talbot Mr Henry Blackborne Gent..
Burrough of Lyn Regis
For the Burrough of Lyn Regis John Basset Maior Robert Steward Esq[uire] Recorder Thomas Greene William
Wharton Henry Bell.
For the Towne of Great Yarmouth Nicholas Cutting James Simonds Bailiffes there, Sir John Potts Knight and
Baronet Sir William Doyley Knight Sir Thomas Meadow Knight Thomas Gooch George England John Carter
Nathaniell Ashby Thomas Lucas John Woodroft James Johnson Esquires George Tilyard Gentt..
For the whole Burrough and Corporation of Thetford The Maior for the time being Mr John Kendall Gent.,
Mr Bourage Martin Maurice Shelton [Esquiers (fn. 14) ] Mr Robert Keddington Gentt. Mr Nicholas Rookewood Mr Robert
Wright of Kilveston.
Newcastle upon Tine
For the Towne and County of Newcastle upon Tine Sir John Marley
For the [Towne (fn. 15) ] of Nottingham Francis Sandis Esq[uire] Thomas Bristow ( (fn. 16) ) William Newton [Gentlemen. (fn. 16) ]
[East Retford (fn. 17) ]
For the Burrough of East Retford The Bailiffes for the time being.
For the County of Oxon William Glyn ( (fn. 14) ) John West [Esquiers (fn. 14) ] John Coker Gent James Herbert Esquire,
Sir Thomas Tippin.
University of Oxford
Mr Robert Withers Mr Edward Master Mr David Thomas Mr Gregory Ballard, Mr Timothy Horton.
The Citty of Oxford
For the Citty of Oxford Francis Holloway William Cornish.
For the County of Salop Charles Baldwin ( (fn. 14) ) Samuell Baldwin [Esquiers (fn. 14) ] Mr Moore of Midleton Mr [Bishop (fn. 18) ]
of the Moore Benjamin Buckley.
For the County of Stafford Thomas Ruddiard Esquire John Colclough ( (fn. 16) ) Timothy Edge [Gentlemen. (fn. 16) ]
For the County of Somerset William Orange Esquire William Bacon senior Gent. John Cridland Gent. Mawdley
Samborne ( (fn. 14) ) John Carew ( (fn. 14) ) Roger Newborough ( (fn. 14) ) James Haise [Esquiers. (fn. 14) ]
The Citty of Bristoll
For the Citty and County of the Citty of Bristoll The Maior and Sheriffes for the time being John Knight the
elder, William Coulston John Bradway William Cole.
For the Citty of Bath John Vane John Masters Aldermen.
For the County of Southampton with the Towne and County Mr Essex Powlet Richard Lucy ( (fn. 18) ) Gabriel Whistler
[Esquiers. (fn. 18) ]
Isle of Wight
For the Isle of Wight Thomas Bowreman Esq[uire] John Oglander of Newport Gentt.
For the County of Suffolke George Winiffe William Blumfield Esquiers.
For the County of Surrey Edward Evelin ( (fn. 14) ) John Yates ( (fn. 14) ) Richard Knippe [Esquiers (fn. 14) ] Mr John Parker Sir
Purbecke Temple Knight Earle of Ancram Henry Capell Dallmahey Esq[uire] John Farewell Doctor Windebank.
For the Towne of Rye.
Samuell Bembrigg James Welsh Thomas Osmonton.
For the Citty and County of the Citty of Coventry Sir Arthur Caley Knight The Maior of Coventry for the
time being, Henry Smith Alderman.
For the Towne of Warwicke Sir Henry Puckering Baronet, Sir Clement Throckmorton Knight John Rouse ( (fn. 19) )
Nathaniell Stoughton ( (fn. 19) ) John Stanton [Esquiers. (fn. 19) ]
For the County of Wilts Walter Buckland ( (fn. 19) ) Thomas Mompesson ( (fn. 19) ) William Caley [Esquiers (fn. 19) ] Mathew Rayman
Gent. Thomas Hunt Gent. Robert Challoner ( (fn. 20) ) Robert Nicholas of Almcamings William Broomewich Gent. Samuell
Eyre Gent. Simon Spatchurst Esq[uire] Christopher Gardiner Gent..
For the Citty of New Sarum Samuell Eyre Gent. Simon Spatchurst Esq[uire] Christopher Gardiner Esq[uire]
For the Isle of Anglesey Robert Lord Viscount Bulkley. (fn. 21) ]
For the County of Cardigan James Phillips ( (fn. 19) ) Morgan Herbert ( (fn. 19) ) Thomas Jenkins ( (fn. 19) ) Erasmus Lloyde ( (fn. 19) )
Thomas Evans ( (fn. 19) ) Henry Vaughan ( (fn. 22) ) Thomas Price the elder [Esquiers (fn. 19) ] Thomas Lloyde of Ymshim ( (fn. 20) ) Maurice
Vaughan ( (fn. 20) ) John Price [Gentlemen. (fn. 20) ]
For the County of Carnarvan Griffith Bodurda John Lloyde of Nangwunadle Robert Wynne of Conway William
Winne of Pengwoone William Thomas of Carnarvan Jonathan Lloyde Walter Lloyde Walter Mansell.
For the County of Denbigh Francis Weavely Esq[uire].
For the County of Flint Kenrick Eyton Esq[uire]
For the County of Mountgomery
For the Towne and County of Haverford West Sir Herbert Perrot Knight, William Browne Alderman.