February 1645
An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the raising and levying of the Monthly Sum of One and Twenty Thousand Pounds, towards the Maintenance of the Scotish Army under the Command of the Ear[l] of Leven, by a Monthly Assessment upon the severa[l] Counties, Cities, and Towns, of the Kingdom of England therein mentioned.

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C.H. Firth, R.S. Rait (eds)

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1911

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630-646

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'February 1645: An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the raising and levying of the Monthly Sum of One and Twenty Thousand Pounds, towards the Maintenance of the Scotish Army under the Command of the Ear[l] of Leven, by a Monthly Assessment upon the severa[l] Counties, Cities, and Towns, of the Kingdom of England therein mentioned.', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 630-646. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56017 Date accessed: 31 August 2014.


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Feb., 1644/5

[21 Feb., 1644/5.]

Ordinance for raising 21 000l. Monthly, for the Scots Army.

Whereas the Monthly Sum of One and Thirty Thousand Pounds was formerly agreed to be paid to the Scotish Forces under the Command of the Earl of Leven, out of the Estates of Papists, Prelates, Malignants, and their Adherents, and otherwise; and whereas afterwards, by additional Instructions, of, on, or about, the 9th of March, 1643, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, to the Committees therein named, Power and Authority was given to the said Committees, for raising of Monies, out of the several Collections, Taxes, Revenues, and Assessments, therein particularly mentioned, in the several Counties of Nottingham, York, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, City of York and County of the same, the Town of Nottingham and County of the same, and the Town of Newcastle and County of same, for and towards the Payment of the said Scotish Forces, and such other Forces as then were, or should be, raised by Authority of Parliament, in the said Counties, and otherwise, as then was, or should be, directed by both Houses of Parliament: The said Lords and Commons, finding that the Monies arising out of the Revenues and Means last before mentioned are not sufficient for the Maintenance of all the said Forces, and that, the said Counties being so much wasted and impoverished, the said Monies cannot be raised as was expected, nor as the Wants and Necessities of the said Forces do require, and to the Intent that our Brethren of Scotland may receive the greater Encouragement to march Southward; the said Lords and Commons are Resolved to raise the Sum of One and Twenty Thousand Pounds Monthly, out of the Sequestrations of Delinquents Estates, for and towards the Payment of the said Forces; but, finding the Sequestrations to be charged with great Sums of Money, so that for the present no Money can be had out of the same, do hereby Ordain and Declare, That the several Monthly Sums of Money hereafter in this Ordinance mentioned shall, for Four Months, beginning the First of March, 1644, be charged, raised, taxed, and levied, upon all and every the several Counties Cities, Towns, Liberties, and Places hereafter mentioned, according to the Proportions, Rates, and Distributions, in this present Ordinance expressed; the same to be paid Monthly to the several Persons appointed by this Ordinance for the receiving thereof. That is to say:

London, Two Thousand One Hundred Ninety Pounds, Four Shillings.

Middlesex and Westminster, One Thousand Ninety-five Pounds, Two Shillings.

Kent, with the Cities and Cinque Posts in Kent, One Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-five Pounds, Three Shillings, Four Pence.

Essex, One Thousand Six Hundred Forty-two Pounds, Thirteen Shillings.

Surrey, with Southwark, Seven Hundred Thirty Pounds, One Shilling, Four Pence.

Sussex, with the Cinque Ports in Sussex, Nine Hundred Twelve Pounds, Eleven Shilling, Eight Pence.

Hertford, Six Hundred Fifty-seven Pounds, One Shilling, TwoPence Half-penny.

Cambridge, Five Hundred Fort-seven Pounds, Eleven Shillings.

Ely Two Hundred Fifteen Pounds, Seven Shillings, Four Pence Three Farthings.

Suffolk, One Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-five Pounds, Three Shillings, Four Pence.

Norfolk, with Norwich, One Thousand Eight Hundred Twentyfive Pounds, Three Shillings, and Four Pence.

Huntington, Three Hundred Twenty-one Pounds, Four Shillings, Seven Pence.

Bedford, Three Hundred Sixty-five Pounds, Eight Pence.

Lincoln, with the City, One Thousand One Hundred Eighty-six Pounds, Seven Shillings, Two Pence.

Rutland, Ninety-one Pounds, Five Shillings, Two Pence.

Nottingham, with the Town, Two Hundred Seventy-three Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, Six Pence.

Darby, Two Hundred Fifty-five Pounds, Ten Shillings, Five Pence, Half-penny

York, One Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-one Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Ten Pence.

City of York, Ninety-one Pounds, Five Shillings, Two Pence.

Kingston upon Hull, and County thereof, Thirty-six Pounds, Ten Shillings, Three Farthings.

Lancaster, Seven Hundred Thirty Pounds, One Shillings, Four Pence.

Leicester, Two Hundred Seventy-three Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, Six Pence.

Northampton, Six Hundred Twenty Pounds, Eleven Shillings, One Penny Three Farthings.

Cheshire, Two Hundred Fifty-five Pounds, Ten Shillings, Five Pence Three Farthings.

Stafford, Three Hundred and Ten Pounds, Five Shillings, Six Pence, and Three Farthings.

Warwick, Eight Hundred Twenty-one Pounds, Six Shillings, Six Pence.

Coventry, Fifty-four Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, Penny Farthing.

Cumberland, Fifty-four Pounds, Fifteen Shilllings, Penny Farthing.

Newcastle, Thirty-six Pounds, Ten Shillings, Three Farthings.

Durham, Ninety-one Pounds, Five Shillings, and Two Pence.

Westmerland, Thirty-nine Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, Nine Pence Farthing.

Northumberland, Seventy-three Pounds, Penny Half-penny.

The whole Sum is, One and Twenty Thousand Pounds.

And that the said several Sums of Money may be duly taxed, levied, and paid, as is hereafter directed, be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the several and respective Committees hereby appointed, for the several and respective Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, shall, within Six Days next ensuing the Publication thereof, meet together, at some convenient Place, in every of the said Cities, Counties, and Places respectively; and afterwards Three of them at the least shall, Once in every Week, at the least, meet at such convenient Places as they shall think fit and appoint, for the more speedy Execution of this Ordinance; and the said respective Committees are hereby required and authorized, at the Days and Places of their First Meetings, to divide and proportion the several Sums of Money, appointed by this Ordinance to be levied for the Maintenance of the said Army, upon the several and respective Wards, Divisions, Hundreds, Ridings, Rapes, Lathes, and Wapentakes, within the several Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, according to the usual Proportions and Divisions of Rates in the said Places; and likewise shall and may there agree to divide and sever themselves, for the better Execution of this Ordinance into such Wards, Hundreds, Ridings, Wapentakes, Rapes, Places, and Divisions, within their respective Cities, Counties, and Places, as to them shall seem expedient; and to take to their Assistance, for the more speedy Execution of the said Service in their several Divisions, such able and sufficient Persons as they shall think fit, and to meet as often as to them shall seem good; and forthwith the said Committees, or any Two or more of them respectively, are hereby required and authorized to direct their Warrants to such Number of Persons as they shall think fit, within their several and respective Divisions, to be Assessors of the said Rates, which said Persons are hereby authorized and required to assess all and every Person and Persons, having any Real or Personal Estate, within the Limits, Circuits, and Bounds of their respective Divisions, according to the Rate and Proportion in this Ordinance mentioned.

And be it further Ordained, That the several and respective Committees, in each of the several Counties, Cities, and Places, shall have Power to assess and levy the several Sums before mentioned, upon the Lands, Goods, Annuities, Rents, Offices, or other Estate, Real or Personal, in such Manner and Form, and according to the most equal and usual Rates for levying of Money, for Maintenance of the Forces, for the Defence of the King and Parliament, or by a certain Rate upon the true Yearly Values of Lands, Rents, Annuities, Offices, and Hereditaments, and according to the true Value of Goods, Chattels, Debts, or other Estate, Real or Personal, within the said several Counties, Cities, Limits, or Places respectively; and, to the End the said Rates be equally and indifferently assessed, and the Monies duly collected, and true Accompt thereof made, the said Assessors are hereby required, within Six Days after such Assessment made, to deliver One Copy of their respective Assessments, fairly written, and subscribed by them, unto the said respective Committees; and the said respective Committees are hereby ordained and required, to sign and seal Three Duplicates of the said respective Assessments, whereof One Duplicate, the said respective Committees, are to deliver to the respective Collectors, with Warrant to them to collect the said Assessments, and One other Duplicate to the Treasurer of the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall in London, for such of the said several Monthly Sums of Money, arising within the several Counties, Cities, Towns and Places, as are in this present Ordinance particularly appointed to be paid to the said Treasurer; and to the Lord Mayor of the City of York for the Time being, for such of the said several Monthly Sums of Money, arising within the several Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places, as are in this present Ordinance particularly appointed to be paid to the said Lord Mayor of the City of York for the time being; and the Third Duplicate unto the Committee of the Accompts of the Kingdom, who are hereby authorized to administer an Oath to the Person that shall bring the said Duplicates to the Committee for the Accompts, as hath been accustomed in the Court of Exchequer in Case of the Estreats of Subsidies; And the said several Committes, or any of them, are hereby respectively authorized, from Time to Time, to nominate One or more sufficient and honest Person or Persons, in every Division or Allotment, to be Collectors of the said Monies so assessed and rated, which said Collectors are hereby authorized and required to collect the said Monies so assessed; and the said Committee, or any Three of them, are hereby authorized to allow and pay to the said respective Collectors, and their Sub-collectors, One Penny apiece in the Pound, for their Pains in collecting the said Monies; and One Half-Penny in the Pound for their Clerks, for their Pains in fair-writing the said Assessments; and if any Person shall refuse or neglect to pay any Sum of Money whereat he shall be rated or assessed, that then it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Collectors, or any of them, to levy the Sum so assessed by Distress and Sale of the Goods of such Persons so refusing or neglecting to pay, deducting the Sum assessed, and the reasonable Charges of Distraining, and restore the Overplus to the Owner thereof; and to break open any House, Chest, Trunk, Box, or other Thing, where any such Goods are, and to call to their Assistance any of the Trained Bands, or any other Forces, within the Cities, Counties, or Places, wherein any Resistance shall be made, or any other Person or Persons whatsoever; which said Forces and Persons are hereby required to be aiding and assisting in the Premises, as they shall answer the contrary at their Perils; And if any Question or Difference happen, upon the taking of such Distress, between the Parties distrained and distraining, the same shall be ended and determined by the said Committees, or any Two or more of them; and the said several Committees, or any Two or more of them, are hereby authorized to use such other lawful Ways or Means, for the speedy levying of the said Assessments, as to them shall be thought fit; and if any Person or Persons shall neglect or refuse to pay his Assessments, and convey his or their Goods, or other Personal Estate, whereby the Sum of Money so assessed cannot be levied according to this Ordinance, then the said respective Committees, or any Two or more of them, are hereby authorized to imprison the Persons, and sequester the Estate, of every such Person, for the Advancement of the said Service; and the Tenants of all Houses and Lands, which shall be rated by virtue of this Ordinance, are hereby required and authorized to pay such Sums of Money as shall be rated upon such House and Lands, and to deduct out of their Rents so much of the said Rates as, in respect of the Rents of every such House and Lands, the Landlords should or ought to Pay and bear; and the Landlords, both mediate and immediate, according to their respective Interest, are hereby required to allow such Deductions and Payments upon the Receipt of the Residue of their Rents: And be it provided, That every Tenant paying the said Assessment shall be acquitted and discharged for so much Money as the said Assessments shall amount unto, as if the same had been actually paid unto such Person or Persons unto whom his Rents should have been due and payable; and if any Difference shall arise between Landlord and Tenant, or any other, concerning the said Rates, the said several Committees, or any Two or more of them, in their several Divisions, have hereby Power to settle the same as they shall think fit: And it is further Ordained, That if any Person or Persons shall find him or themselves aggrieved, that he or they is or are over-rated, and shall, within Ten Days after Demand made, complain to the Committees who signed or allowed his or their Assessment, the major Part of the said Committee shall have Power, upon Examination, to relieve such Person or Persons, as they shall see Cause.

And be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That if any Person or Persons shall wilfully neglect or refuse to perform his Duty, in the due and speedy Execution of this present Ordinance, the said respective Committees, or any Five or more of them, have hereby Power to impose upon such Person or Persons, so refusing or neglecting their Duties, such Fine or Fines as to them shall be thought fit, and cause the same to be levied by Distress and Sale of Goods, in Manner and Form aforesaid; provided that no Fine to be imposed by any of the Committees shall, for any One Offence, exceed the Sum of Twenty Pounds, to be paid for the said Forces; and that no Fine to be imposed upon any Assessor, Collector, or other Person to be employed by the said Committees in the said Service, shall, for any Offence, exceed the Sum of Forty Shillings; and that no Privileged Place or Person, within the Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, shall be exempted from the said Assessments and Taxes: And be it further Ordained, that the said several and respective Committees, and every of them, shall, from Time to Time, give a true and perfect Account of all their Doings and Proceedings in the Execution of this Ordinance to the Two Houses of Parliament, or to such Persons as they shall appoint.

And it is further Ordained, That the Persons hereafter named respectively shall be Committees for the several and respective Cities, Counties, Towns and Places, hereafter mentioned, to put this Ordinance in Execution, in the several and respective Counties, Cities, and Places, for which they are hereby respectively appointed Committees; videlicet.

For the County of Bedford.

Sir Beauchamp St. John, Sir John Burgoyn Baronet, Sir Thomas Alston Knight and Baronet, Sir Oliver Luke Knight, Sir Samuel Luke, Sir John Rolt, Sir Roger Burgoyne, Sir William Boteler, Sir William Bryers, and Sir John Thomson, Knights, Thomas Rolt, Thomas Sadler, James Beverley, Lewis Monox, Edward Osborne, Robert Stauton, Samuel Browne, Onston Winch, John Harvey, and Edward Cater, Esquires, Humphry Monox, William Duncombe, John Vaux, Humphrey Fish, and John Neale, Esquires, the Mayor of the Town of Bedford for the time being, Francis Bannister Doctor in Physic, Robert Hawes, and Thomas Paradine.

For the County of Northampton.

Lord Fitz Williams, Edward Farmer Esquire High Sheriff of the said County, Sir John Dreydon, Sir Gilbert Pickering, John Crew, Zouch Tate, Esquires, Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet, Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight, Richard Knightly Esquire, Sir Rowland St. John Knight of the Bath, Sir John Norwich, Sir Edward Nicols, Baronets, Sir Richard Samwell, Sir Humphrey Orme, Knights, Robert Mildmay, John Barnard, Edward Harby, Richard Samwell, John Bretton, John Norton, John Claypole, John Thornton, Thomas Pentloe, Richard Onsley, Thomas Elmes, Esquires, The Mayor of Northampton for the Time being, John Gifford, John Fisher, and Francis Rushworthe, Aldermen.

For the City of London.

Thomas Atkin Lord Mayor, Sir Nicholas Raynton Knight and Alderman, Isaac Pennington Alderman and Lieutenant of the Tower, Sir John Wollaston Knight, Sir John Cordall Knight, Sir Thomas Soame Knight, Sir John Gayre Knight, Sir Jacob Garrard Knight, Thomas Adams, John Warner, Aldermen, Samuel Vassall, and John Venne.

For the County of Surry.

Edmund Jordan High Sheriff of the said County, William Lord Munson, Denzill Hollis Esquire, Benjamin Weston Esquire, John Glynne Esquire Recorder of London, Sir Ambrose Browne Baronet, Sir Thomas Jervoys, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir John Maynard Knight of the Bath, Sir John Dingly, Sir John Howland, Sir William Eliot, Sir Richard Bettenson, Sir Matthew Brend, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Sir Robert Wood, Sir Robert Gorges, and Sir John Evelyn, Knights, Thomas Sands, Nicholas Stoughton. George Farewell, Henry Tonstall, Arthur Onslow Robert Wood, Robert Goodwin, Francis Drake, George Evelyn of Wotton, John Goodwyn, John Farewell, Henry Weston, Thomas Lock, John Turner, John Cartwright, Sackford Gonson, Robert Purse, Robert Meade, and Lancelot Johnson, Esquires, Robert Holeman, Robert Houghton, Cornelius Cooke, Richard Wright, George Snelling, Thomas Hudson, and Henry Hardwick, Gentlemen.

For the County of Middlesex, the City and Liberty of Westminster.

George Earl of Desmond, Sir Henry Vane Senior Knight, Sir Richard Wynn Knight and Baronet, Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Sir Edward Barkham Knight and Baronet, Sir Thomas Fowler Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Sprignal Baronet, Sir Gregory Morton Baronet, Sir John Davers, Sir John Francklyn, Sir John Hippesley, Sir William Roberts, Sir Robert Pye Senior, Sir John Trevour, Sir James Harrington, Sir William Ashton, and Sir Edward Powell, Knights, the Lieutenant of The Tower of London for the Time being, John Glyn Esquire Recorder of the Cities of London and Westminster, Lawrence Whittaker, John Huxley, John Trenchard, William Wheeler, Thomas Wilcocks, John Maurice, Richard Dounton, Thomas Lane, Robert Stowen, Humphrey Edwards, John Brown, Justinian Paget Thomas Swallow Thomas Fauconberge, and Lawrence Swetman Esquires, William Bell, John Brigham, Anthony Withers, William Barns, Stephen Bourman, George Blenerhasset, Edward Martin, Gentlemen.

For the County of Rutland.

Thomas Lord Gray of Groby, Sir Edward Harrington Knight and Baronet, Sir James Harrington Knight, Evers Armyn, Robert Horsman, Thomas Waite, John Osborn, Thomas Levet, Christopher Browne, Robert Horseman Junior, Samuel Barker, Esquires, John Hatcher, John Greene, William Busbey Gentlemen.

For the County of Cambridge.

Sir Dudley North, Sir John Cuts, Sir Miles Sandys Junior, Sir James Reynolds, Knights, Doctor Eden, Oliver Cromwell, James Reynolds, Francis Russell, Thomas Symonds, Thomas Ducket, Robert Castle, Michael Dalton Senior, Michael Dalton Junior, Killiphet Russell, Talbot Pepys, Thomas Larket, Dudley Pope, Thomas Bendish, Robert Clarke, John Welbore, Edward Clench, Edward Leeds, James Tomson, William Janes, John Chennery, and John Raven, Esquires.

For Cambridge Town.

The Mayor pro Tempore, John Lowery, Alderman Spalding, Alderman French, Alderman Robson, Talbot Pepis, Richard Foxton, James Blackley, and Edward Almond, Esquires, Alderman Fiennes.

For the Isle of Ely.

Sir Miles Sands Junior, Sir Edward Partridge, Oliver Cromwell, George Glapthorne, John Hubbert, and William March, Esquires, Richard Stane Doctor in Physic, Thomas Castle and Tristram Diamond, Gentlemen.

For the County of Derby.

Sir George Gresley, and Sir John Curson, Knights and Baronets, Sir John Gell and Sir Edward Coke, Baronets, Sir Edward Leech, Sir John Coke, and Sir Samuel Sleigh, Knights, Randall Ashenhurst, Henry Wigfall, John Wigley, Robert Eare, Ralph Clarke, Rowland Morewood, and John Munday, Esquires, Thomas Sanders, George Poole and Edward Charleton, Gentlemen.

Derby.

Thomas Gell Esquire Recorder, Nathaniel Hallows, Luke Whittington, and Robert Mellor, Aldermen.

For the County of Essex.

Sir John Barrington and Sir Harbottle Grimston, Knights and Baronets, Sir William Hicks, Sir William Masham, and Sir Richard Everard, Baronets, Sir Martin Lumley Knight and Baronet, Sir Thomas Cheeke, Sir Henry Mildmay of Wansted Sir William Roe, Sir Henry Holcroft, Sir Thomas Honywood Sir William Martin, and Sir Robert Kemp, Knights, Harbottle Grimston, James Cambell, William Masham, John Sayer, Timothy Middleton, Henry Mildmay, William Umphrevile, Oliver Raymond, Anthony Luther, Mr. Topsfield, Dean Tindall, Robert Barrington, Robert Smith, Sampson Sheffield, Thomas Cook, Cary Mildmay, Richard Harlackenden, Robert Wiseman of Mayland, John Eldred, John Jocelyn, Robert Bourn, John Mead, John Eden, Thomas Clapton, Arthur Barnardiston, Isaac Allen of Haseley, William Goldingham, William Atwood, John Atwood, Peter Whitcombe, John Brook, John Harvey, Henry Wiseman, Henry Barrington, Robert Young, Francis Stonhard, George Walton, John Watkins, Edward Berkhead, Langly, Matthews, Esquire, Richard Wiseman, John Langly of Colchester, Thomas Cook, John Sorrell, William Turner of Wimbish, Robert Veysey, Jeremy Aylett, William Collerd, Robert Crane, Doctor Read of Beauchanger, Robert Calthorpe, Thomas Adams of Thaxstead, Richard Hawkin of Harwich, John Alistone, William Harlackenden, John Thorogood of Walden, Isaac Wincall, Thomas Talcot, Samuel Plum, John Shaw the Younger, Francis Williamson of Walden, Francis Nicholson, John Fennyng, Robert Talcot of Colchester, Thomas Alliet and Robert Maidstone, Gentlemen.

For Colchester.

The Mayor of Colchester for the Time being, Harbottle, Grimston Recorder, John Jocelyn Deputy Recorder, Henry Barrington, John Langly, Robert Buckston, Ralph Harrison Thomas Wade, and William Cooke, Aldermen.

Hertfordshire.

Charles Lord Viscount Cranborne, Robert Cecill Esquire, Sir Richard Lucy Knight and Baronet, Sir John Garratt, Sir John Read, Baronets, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir William Litton, and Sir John Wittewrong, Knights, Edward Atkins Serjeant at Law, Richard Jennings, Rowland Litton, Ralph Freeman, William Leaman, William Prisley, Thomas Tooke, Edward Wingate, and John Heydon, Esquires, John King Doctor of Physic, Alexander Wilde, Richard Porter, Gabriell Barber, Captain Scroghs, and Gravely Norton, Esquires.

St. Albans.

The Mayor for the Time being, John King Doctor of Physic, and John Robotham Esquires.

For the County of Huntington.

Sir William Armyn Knight and Baronet, Edward Mountague, George Mountague, Oliver Cromwell, Valentine Walton, Onslow Winch, Abraham Burwell, and Terrill Jocelyne, Esquires, Thomas Templar, John Bonner, Robert Vintner, and William Drury, Gentlemen.

For the County of Suffolk.

Sir Edmond Bacon, Sir William Playters, and Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Knights and Baronets, Sir William Spring and Sir Buts Bacon, Baronets, Sir Roger North, Sir John Wentworth, Sir Natheniel Barnardiston, Sir William Soame, Sir John Rous, Sir Philip Parker, Sir Robert Brooke, and Sir Thomas Barnardiston, Knights, William Heveningham, Brampton Gurdon Senior Henry North Senior, Maurice Barrow, Isaack Appleton, Henry North Junior, Nicholas Bacon, Robert Reynolds, John Gurdon, William Cage, Thomas Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon, Francis Bacon, John Brooke, William Bloyse, Thomas Blosse, Brampton Gurdon Junior, Thomas Tirrell, Thomas Cole, John Hodges, Richard Pepis, John Cotton, Edmund Harvey, Gibson Lucas, Robert Brewster, Theophilus Vaughan, James Hubert, Francis Brewster, William Laurence, Alexander Bence, and Squier Bence, Esquires.

For the Town of Ipswich.

The Bailiffs for the Time being, William Cage and Nathaniel Bacon, Esquires, John Aldus, Robert Duncan, Peter Fisher.

For Bury St. Edmond.

The Alderman for the Time being, Thomas Chaplain, Samuel Moody.

For Aldeburgh.

The Bailiffs for the Time being, Thomas Johnson, Henry Cheney.

For the County of Kent.

Sir Edward Boyse, John Boyse of Fretirle, John Boyse of Wingham, Esquires, Sir William Strickland, Sir Edward Monings, Sir James Oxenden, Sir John Honywood, Sir Thomas Pierce, Henry Oxenden, John Dixwell, Colonel Henry Honywood, Sir Richard Hardres, Alderman Sabine and Robert Hales, Esquires, Sir Thomas Godfrey, Sir Michael Levesey, Colonel William Kenwrick, Mr. Bix, Captain Humphrey Scot, Captain Plummer Senior, Captain Thomas Plummer Junior, Sir Edward Scot, Mr. Robert Scot Captain Thomas Westrow, Captain Thomas Brodnax, Sir Henry Hayman, Sir Peter Godfrey Lambert Godfrey, Richard Browne, Colonel John Browne, Sir John Sedley, the Mayor of Rochester for the Time being, the Mayor of Maidstone for the Time being, Sir John Rivers, Sir Humphrey Tufton, Sir Isaac Sedley, Captain Augustine Skinner, Captain Richard Beale, Captain Richard Lee, Master George Newman, Sir John Rayny, Sir Nicholas Miller, William James, and William Skinner, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Sir Anthony Weldon, Master Thomas Blount, Master Thomas Seyliard, Master Thomas Francklyn, Master William Boothby, Captain Thomas Seyliard, Master John Twisleton.

For the City and County of the City of Canterbury.

The Mayor for the Time being, Sir Edward Master and Sir William Man, Knights, Thomas Denne Recorder, John Nut and John James, Esquires, Avery Savin and John Lade, Aldermn.

For the County of Sussex.

Sir Thomas Pelham, Sir Thomas Parker, Sir John Chapman, Anthony Stapeley, Herbert Morley, Sir Thomas Ersfield of Denne, Henry Shelley, John Baker, Hall Ravenscroft, Edward Dowse, William Hay, John Busbridge, Herbert Bord, Herbert Springate, Herbert Hay, Peter Farnden, Thomas Jeffery, William Michelborne, Thomas Collins, John Bord, Anthony Crutenden, Anthony Foule, Francis Sellwin, Newton Senior, William Cawely, Thomas Middleton, John Downes, George Oglander, James Temple, Thomas Chase, Ralph Cooper, George Churcher, Peter Bettesworth of Fineing, Esquires, Thomas Henshaw, William Freeman, William Marlet, Thomas Greene of Marden, Thomas Millet of Marden, William Cooke, Nicholas Shepheard, John Fagge, William Morley, Humphrey Edwards, Arthur Bettisworth, George Green, Philip Germin Serjeant at Law, Stephen Humphrey, Nathaniel Studley, Robert Spence, Roger Gratwick, William Spence, Robert Heath, John Everenden, Edward Manning, Thomas White, Richard Yeates, John Roberts, Henry Every, Gentlemen, Thomas Challenor, Esquire, Captain Symon Everenden.

For the City and County of Norwich.

John Tooly Mayor, and the Mayor for the Time being, Samuel Smith, Recorder, Erasmus Earle Steward, John Thacker, Christopher Barret, Thomas Baker, Richard Harman, and Adrian Parmenter, Esquires, Mr. Thomas Barret and Mr. Barnard Church, Sheriffs, and the Sheriffs for the Time being, Matthew Peckford, Henry Wats, Samuell Parkes, Matthew Lindsey, Thomas Tofts Livewell Sherwood, and William Symonds, Aldermen, John Salter, John Grey, Samuell Brewster, John Cullier, John Tofts Timothy Scottow, Henry King, and Thomas Waller, Esquires.

For the County of Norfolke

Sir Thomas Woodhouse Knight and Baronet, Sir John Holland Baronet, Sir John Pots and Sir John Hobert, Knights and Baronets, Sir William Paston Baronet, Sir John Palgrave Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Berny Baronet, Sir Isaack Astly Knight and Baronet, Sir Valentine Pell Knight, Vicecomes, Sir Miles Hobart Knight of the Bath, Sir Will. Doily, Sir Tho. Guibon, Sir Tho. Gawdy, Sir Ed. Astly, Sir Tho. Hoogan, and Sir Geo. Windham, Knights, Wil. Heveningham, Framlingham Gawdy, John Spelman, John Coke, James Calthrop, Miles Corbet, Francis Jermy, Robert Wood, Thomas Windham, John Buxton, Gregory Gawsell, Edm. Thorisby, Philip Skippon, Philip Bedingfield, John Houghton, Robert Houghton, James Scamler, John Walpoole, Edward Chamberlaine, Thomas Russell, Robert Wilson, Robert Baineham, Robert Jermy, Hamond Ward, Thomas Weld, Samuel Smith, Thomas Southerton, Adam Scamler, Robert Sheppard, Edward Heyward, Roger Townsend, Thomas Wright, Robert Long, John Web, James de Grey, John Reimes, Edward Gawdy, Robert Rich, Martin Sedley, Henry Taylor, George Hunt, Edward Owner, and Tho. Toll, Esquires, the Mayor of Lyn for the Time being, John May of Lyn Alderman, the Bailiffs of Yarmouth for the Time being, Thomas Johnson and Robert Gower of Yarmouth, Thomas Lincolne and Henry Kettle of Thetford.

For the County of Warwick and City of Coventry.

Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir William Bolstrode, Sir Richard Sheffington. William Jesson, Godfrey Bosevile, William Purefoy, John Barker, John Hales, William Colemare, Thomas Willoughby, Thomas Boughton, Anthony Staughton, Gamaliell Purefoy, George Abbott, Waldine Willington, Thomas Bassenet, Robert Wilcox.

For the County of Lincolne.

Sir John Wray Knight and Baronet, Sir William Armyn, Sir John Brownelow, Sir William Brownelow, Sir Richard Earle, and Sir Thomas Trollop, Baronets, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Hamond Witchcot, Sir Christopher Wray, and Sir Anthony Ireby Knights, John Wray, Edward Aiscough, Thomas Grantham, Thomas Hatcher, John Broxholme, Edmund Anderson Montague Cholmley, Mulleneux Disney, William Ellis, Francis Fiennes, Henry Pelham, Norris Cave, John Archer, Francis Missendine, William Berry, William Wolley, Charles Hall, Thomas Lister, Henry Massinbeard, Draynard Massinbeard, Alexander Emmerson, Edward Rosseter, Thomas Rosseter, John Sheffield William Savile, and Thomas Cornewallis, Esquires, Thomas Nethercote, John Barnard, and Nehemiah Rawson, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Boston for the Time being, John Harrington Thomas Disney, Thomas Irby, Samuel Cust, and John Wilsby, Esquires, Edm. Tilson, Alderman, John Hobson, William Hobson Francis Empson, John Brown, Charles Empson, Wiat Perkins, John Whiteing, Thomas Welby, Thomas Hall, and Merlin Johnson, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Lincolne, William Marshall, Stephen Dawson, and Brassbridge, Aldermen.

For the County and Town of Leicester

Thomas Lord Grey, Theophilus Grey, Sir Edward Hartop Senior, Sir Arthur Haslerig, Sir Martin Lister, Sir Thomas Hartop, Sir Roger Smith, Master Quarlis, John Saint John, Thomas Babington, Peter Temple, Arthur Stavely, Henry Smith, Thomas Haslerig, William Hewit, William Nowill, and Francis Hacker, Esquires, John Goodman, John Swinfield, and Francis Smalley, Gentlemen, William Staveley, Richard Ludlam, and Edward Cradocke, Aldermen.

For the County of Lancaster.

Savill Radcliffe Esquire, John Parker Gentleman, John Halstead Gentleman, Richard Hoghton, Alexander Rigby, Alexander Standish, Edmond Fleetwood, George Dodding, Robert Curwen, Edward Rigby, John Rawlinson, Ralph Ashton, John Bradshaw, and Edmund Butterworth, Esquires, Sir Thomas Standley Baronet, John Moore and Robert Ireland, Esquires, Sir Ralph Ashton Baronet, William Ashurst Esquire.

For the County of Stafford.

Simon Rugeley, Lewis Chadwick, Tho. Crumpton, George Thorly, Walter Brown, Edward Broughton, and Michael Biddulp, Esquires, Tho. Brough, Sam. Terwick, Michael Low, and William Turton, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Stafford for the Time being, John Swinfen Gentleman.

For the County of Cheshire.

Sir George Booth Knight and Baronet, Sir William Brereton Baronet, George Booth, Thomas Stanley, Philip Manwaring Henry Manwaring, Henry Brook, John Bradshaw, Rob. Duckingfield, Henry Vernon, John Crew, and William Marbury Esquires.

For the County of Nottingham.

Gilbert Millington, Esquire, Colonel Francis Thornhagh, Colonel John Hutchinson, Colonel James Chadwick, Captain Charles White, Nicholas Charleton, Major Widmerpool, and Richard Pendock, Esquires, Edward Ayscough Esquire, John Mason, and Thomas Salisbury Gentleman.

For the County of the Town of Nottingham.

Gilbert Millington Esquire, William Nix Mayor, William Drewry Alderman, and the Mayor of Nottingham for the Time being, Nicholas Charleton, Edward Aiscough, and Richard Pendock, Esquires, John Mason, and Thomas Salisbury, Gentleman.

For the County of Northumberland.

William Fenwick, Thomas Middleton, Michael Welden, William Shafto, Thomas Lowrain, Henry Ogle, Esquires, George Paylor, Henry Horsley, Alexander Collingwood, Richard Forster, William Armorer, Robert Dodsworth, Ralph Salkeild, Gentlemen.

Newcastle upon Tyne.

John Blackeston, Henry Warmouth, and John Clavering, Esquires, James Clavering, Edward Man, Robert Ellison, John Cosens, Thomas Legard, George Dawson, George Fenwick, Gentlemen.

For the County of Cumberland.

Sir Wilford Lawson Knight, William Lawson, Richard Barwis William Briscoe, Thomas Lamplough, and Thomas Cholmley, Esquires.

For the County of Westmerland.

James Bellingham, Edward Brigs, and Allan Bellingham, Esquires, Thomas Brathwayte, Samuel Knipe, Robert Brathwayte, Thomas Steddall, Richard Brathwait, Roger Bateman, Jervas Benson Mayor of Kendall, and the Mayor of Kendall for the Time being, Alan Gilpin, Gentleman.

City of York and the County of the same.

The Lord Mayor for the Time being, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Tho. Fairfax, Sir Will. Allenson, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Christopher Croft, and Sir Rob. Burwick Knights, Leonard Betson, Tho. Hoyl, James Hutchinson, Henry Thompson, Steven Watson, Thomas Dickinson, Robert Horner, Leonard Thompson, Simon Coulton Aldermen William Taylor, Merchant.

Kingston upon Hull.

The Mayor for the Time being, Perigrine Pelham Esquire Henry Barnard, William Poples, John Barnard, and William Dobson, Aldermen.

For the County of Durham.

Sir George Vane Knight, Timothy Wittingham, Tho. Bowes, John Fenwick, Thomas Shadforth, Thomas Mitford, Richard Lilborne, George Lilborne, George Bunny, Thomas Birckbeke, and John Smart.

North Riding of the County of York.

Ferdinando Lord Fairfax. Sir Thomas Fairfax, Knight, Sir William Constable Baronet, Sir Matthew Boynton Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Darley Knight, Sir John Bourcher, Sir William Strickland, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Henry Cholmley, Bryan Stapleton, Henry Darley, Luke Robinson, Sir Henry Faukland, John Wastall, Christopher Perceyhay, George Trotter, Francis Lassels, Jeffery Gate George Marwood, Thomas Robinson, James Maleverer, Francis Boynton, and Henry Tempest, Esquires, and Ralph Rymer Gentleman.

West Riding of the County of York.

Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, Sir William Constable, Sir Richard Hawksworth, Sir William Lister, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir John Savill, Sir Robert Barwick, Knights, Sir Henry Cholmley, Sir Thomas Maleverer, Sir Philip Stapleton, Henry Arthington, John Lambert, John Farer, Charles Fairfax, John Savill, of Medley, Bryan Stapleton, George Marwood, Thomas Stockdale, Jo. Cholmley, Thomas Bosirle, Thomas Estoft, William White, Robert Skerne, John Maleverer, and John Bright, Esquires, William West, Henry Tempest, John Robinson, Esquires, and Robert Michell Gentleman.

East Riding of the County of York.

Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, Sir Matthew Boynton Knight and Baronet, Sir William Constable Baronet, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir William Strickland Knight and Baronet, Sir Arthur Ingram.

Sir William St. Quinten Baronet, Sir Thomas Remington, Henry Saint Quinten, Colonel Bainton, Sir Richard Darley Knight, Richard Remington, John Anlaby, John Alured, Henry Darley, Francis Thorp, Christopher Ridley, Esquires, Richard Darley and Marmaduke Grimston, Gentlemen.

And it is further Ordained, That the several Monthly Sums of Money aforementioned, laid upon the City of London, the County of Middlesex, and City of Westminster, the County of Kent and Cities there, the County of Essex, the County of Surry and Borough of Southwarke, the Counties of Sussex, Hertford. Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, the Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk and the City of Norwich, the Counties of Huntington, Bedford, and Lincolne and the City of Lincolne, Counties of Rutland, Leicester, Northampton, Warwick, and the City of Coventry and County of the same, shall be paid unto the Treasurer of the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, in London, for and to the Use of the said Army; and that the several Monthly Sums, laid upon the City of Yorke and County of the same, the County of York, and the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same, the County of Nottingham, the Town of Nottingham and County of the same, the County of Derby and Town of Derby, the County of Lancaster, the Counties of Stafford and Cheshire, the Counties of Durham, Cumberland Westmerland, and Northumberland, and the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, shall be paid to the Lord Mayor of the City of York for the Time being, for and to the Use of the said Army.

And it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons. That the Commissioners of Excise appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, or the irrespective Deputies and Sub-commissioners, in the respective particular Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places hereafter particularly mentioned, shall, for Four Months beginning the First of March, One Thousand Six Hundred Forty-four, pay the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds Monthly, out of the whole Excise arising within the Counties of York, Nottingham, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, the City of York and County of the same, and the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, or what more shall Monthly arise out of the said Excise, in the said respective Counties, City, Towns and Places (excepting that of Flesh and Salt, which is appointed to the Use of the Navy; and also excepting the Excise that shall arise in the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same, and also except the Excise arising in the Town of Nottingham and County of the same), unto the Lord Mayor of the City of York for the Time being, for and to the Use of the Scotch Army, for and towards, and in Part of Payment of, the said Sum of One and Thirty Thousand Pounds first beforementioned; and the said Commissioners of Excise, and their said Sub-commissioners and Deputies, in the said Counties, City, and Places, before particularly mentioned, are hereby required and authorized to pay the same accordingly; for which, this present Ordinance shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to them, and every of them, in that Behalf; any former Ordinance, or other Matter or Thing whatsoever, to the contrary thereof, in any Wise notwithstanding.

Provided, and the said Lords and Commons do further Declare and Ordain, That when the Engagements now resting upon the Sequestrations shall be satisfied, that then the several respective Counties shall have the Sequestrations of their several Counties, Cities, and Places, for reimbursing their respective Rates now laid upon them, towards the raising of this Monthly One and Twenty Thousand Pounds: And it is hereby further Ordained, That then the said several Monthly Sums aforesaid shall be paid out of the said Sequestrations of Delinquents Estates, in the said several Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places aforementioned, in such Sort Manner, and Form, as is before herein declared.

Provided also, and the said Lords and Commons do hereby further Ordain and Declare, That the said Instructions, of March, 1643, beforementioned, made to the said Committees as aforesaid, for such Part and so much of them only as concerneth the raising of Monies only for the said Army, shall be nulled and made void, from the said First Day of March, 1644: And the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare the same, as to the aising of Monies only within the several Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places, therein particularly mentioned, for the said Army, from the First Day of March, 1644, null and void; any Thing in the said Instructions contained to the contrary thereof in in any Wise notwithstanding.

Provided always, That such Rates and Assessments that shall be made, by virtue of this Ordinance, upon any Peers of this Realm, or Members, Assistants, or Attendants upon either of the Houses of Parliament, for any Rate or Tax made within the Cities of London and Westminster, or Lines of Communication, shall, before the same be levied, be presented to the House of Peers, for the Peers; and to the respective Houses where any Members, Assistants, or Attendants shall be concerned therein respectively, and by such respective House allowed and approved of; any Thing in this Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding.