April 1645
An Ordinance for the maintenance of some Preaching Ministers in the Cities of Yorke, Durham, and Carlisle, and in the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, and in other Towns and places therein mentioned; out of the respective possessions of the Deanes and Chapters of Yorke, Durham and Carlisle.

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History of Parliament Trust

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

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1911

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669-671

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'April 1645: An Ordinance for the maintenance of some Preaching Ministers in the Cities of Yorke, Durham, and Carlisle, and in the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, and in other Towns and places therein mentioned; out of the respective possessions of the Deanes and Chapters of Yorke, Durham and Carlisle.', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 669-671. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56034 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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April, 1645

[23 April, 1645.]

Four Preaching Ministers to be appointed for York.; Maintenance; Habitation.

Whereas there is a great want of a Preaching able Ministery in the Northerne parts of this Kingdome, which want hath been in great part occasioned because in many places, there be very small and Inconsiderable Livings, especially in Cities and Towns of greatest importance: which the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, taking into consideration are very desirous to supply in some measure, doe therefore order, and it is hereby ordered and ordained by the said Lords and Commons. That there shall be foure able, godly, and learned Divines, to be approved of by the Reverend Assembly of Divines, placed in the City of York, to preach in the Cathedrall Church there, and in such other Churches of the said City, as the Lord Maior and Aldermen of the said Citie, or the major part of them shall appoint, each of which preachers shall have the yeerely maintenance of one hundred and fifty pounds per annum, to be yeerely paid unto him out of the possessions of the Dean, Dean and Chapter of the Cathedrall Church of St. Peters of Yorke, the same to be paid at two times or daies in the yeere, that is to say, on the 29 September, and the 25 day of March, by equall portion, the first payment thereof to begin from the 29 September 1644. And it is further ordered and ordained by the said Lords and Commons, that each of the said Preachers shall have a convenient place of habitation appointed unto him in some of the Deane and Prebends houses within that City, which the Commissioners of Parliament residing there, or any three of them are hereby authorized and required to provide for the said Preachers accordingly, for which this present Ordinance shall be their sufficient warrant in this behalfe.

Four such Ministers for Durham.; Maintenance.; Habitation.

And it is further ordained by the said Lords and Commons, That foure, godly, able, and learned Divines, to be also approved of by the Reverend Assembly of Divines, shall be sent unto the County of Durham, three of them to preach in the Cathedrall Church in the City of Durham, and one of them to preach in the Church of Barnard Castle, in the said County, each of which Preachers shall have the yeerely maintenance of one hundred and fifty pounds, to be yeerely paid unto him out of the possessions of the Deane, Deane and Chapter of Durham, the same to be paid at two daies or times in the yeere, that is to say at or upon the 29 day of September, and the 25 day of March, by even and equall portions, the first payment thereof to begin from the 29 September 1644. And it is further ordered and ordained by the said Lords and Commons, that each of the said preachers last mentioned, appointed for the City of Durham, shall have a convenient dwelling allotted unto him, by the Commissioners of the Parliament residing with the Army, or any three of them, in some of the houses of the Deane or Prebends within the said City of Durham, which the said Committee is hereby required and authorised to doe, and for which this present Ordinance shall be unto them and every of them a sufficient warrant in that behalfe.

Six Divines to be sent to Northumberland, Newcastle and Berwick.;Where severally to preach and reside.; Maintenance.

And it is further Ordained by the said Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, that six godly, able, and learned Divines, to be also approved by the Reverend Assembly of Divines, shall be sent into the County of Northumberland, Towne and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Town of Barwicke-upon-Tweed, one of which Divines shall reside and preach in the Towne of Alnwick, in the County of Northumber land, another of them in the Towne of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, another of them shall reside and preach in the Towne of Barwicke-upon Tweed, another of them shall reside and preach in the Towne of Ovingsham in the County of Northumberland, and another of them shall reside and preach in the Towne of Belford, and another of them shall reside and preach in the Towne of Caram, each of which preachers shall have the yeerely maintenance of one hundred and fifty pounds, to be yeerely paid unto him out of the possessions of the Deane, and Dean and Chapter of Durham, the same to be paid at two daies or times in the yeere, that is to say, at or upon the 29 day of September, and the 25 day of March, by even and equall portions, the first payment thereof to begin from the 29 of September 1644.

Two Divines to be sent to Cumberland to reside respectively in Cockermouth and Carlisle.; Maintenance

And it is further ordered and ordained by the said Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, that two godly, able and learned Divines, to be also approved of by the Reverend Assembly of Divines, shall be sent into the County of Cumberland, one of which Diviness hall reside and preach in the Towne of Cockermouth, in the said County of Cumberland, and the other of them shall reside and preach in the City of Carlisle, in the said County of Cumberland, each of which preachers shall have the yearly maintenance of one hundred and fifty pounds, to be yeerely paid unto him out of the possessions of the Deane and Chapter of Carlisle, the same to be paid at two daies or times in the yeere, that is to say, at or upon the 29 day of September and the 25 day of March, by even and equall portion, the first payments thereof to begin from the 29 of September 1644.

One Preacher to be sent to Appleby in Westmorland.; Maintenance

And it is further ordained by the said Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, that one godly, able, and learned Divine to be also approved of by the Reverend Assembly of Divines, shall be sent into the County of Westmerland, where he shall reside and preach in the towne of Appleby, in the said County of Westmerland, and shall also have the yeerely maintenance of one hundred and fifty pounds to be yeerely paid unto him out of the possessions of the Deane and Chapter of Carlisle, the same to be payd at two daies or times in the yeere, that is to say, at upon the 29 day of September, and the 25 day of March by even and equall portions, the first payment thereof to begin from the 29 day of September 1644.

Salaries by whom to be paid.; How long this Ord. to continue.

And it is further ordained by the said Lords and Commons, that the Commissioners of Parliament residing at Yorke, or, with the Army, shall from time to time pay the said respective sums of money to the person and persons aforementioned respectively, at such daies, and times, and in such manner as is before expressed, for which this present Ordinance shall be to them and every of them a sufficient warrant on that behalfe. Provided that this Ordinance shall only continue and be in force untill both Houses of Parliament shall make further Order therein, and shall dispose of the Lands and Revenues of the Deane and Chapters in relation to a generall provision for the maintenance of a preaching Ministry throughout the whole Kingdom.