March 1648
An Ordinance for Raising Moneys to be imployed for the maintenance of the Forces under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight.

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

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1911

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1107-1114

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'March 1648: An Ordinance for Raising Moneys to be imployed for the maintenance of the Forces under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight.', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 1107-1114. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56251 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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March, 1647/8

[17 March, 1647/8.]

Rate of £60,000 monthly for maintenance of Sir T. Fairfax's forces.; Ord. of 23 June, 1647

The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, for the due paying of such Forces under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight (as the great and many dangers and distempers do require to be kept up within this Kingdom for the present) and to the end that the Subjects in this Kingdom may not be impoverished by Freequarter, but that all Officers and Soldiers may justly and duly pay and discharge their Quarters, Do Order and Ordain, and be it therefore Ordered and Ordained by the said Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, and by Authority of the same, That the sum of sixty thousand pounds per mensem, by the severall sums of Money hereafter mentioned, shall be Monethly (according to the ordinary computation) Taxed, Collected, Leavied, and Paid for the purposes aforesaid, from the twenty-fifth day of March 1648, until the Nine and twentieth day of September thence next following, in such maner and form as is Mentioned, Expressed and Declared in an Ordinance of Parliament of the Three and twentieth of Jnne 1647, Entituled, An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the raising of Moneys to be imployed towards the Maintenance of Forces within this Kingdom, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight.

Viz.

Upon the county of Bedford, the monethly sum of six hundred and seventy three pounds thirteen shillings, eleven pence three farthings.

Upon the county of Berks, the monethly sum of six hundred eight three pounds, fifteen shillings and nine-pence.

Upon the county of Buckingham, the monethly sum of eight hundred fifteen pounds, eight shillings.

Upon the county of Cambridge, the monethly sum of One thousand four hundred sixty-two pounds, sixteen shillings six-pence farthing.

Upon the Isle of Ely, the monethly sum of Four hundred ninety pounds, eighteen shillings one half peny.

Upon the county of Chester, the monethly sum of Three hundred forty five pounds, four shillings eleven pence farthing.

Upon the city and county of Chester, the monethly sum of Thirty nine pounds, thirteen shillings and eleven pence.

Upon the county of Cornwall, the monethly sum of One thousand two hundred twenty eight pounds five shillings six pence farthing

Upon the county of Cumberland, the monethly sum of Seventy seven pounds, one peny three farthings.

Upon the county of Derby, the monethly sum of Three hundred forty two pounds, nine shillings, four pence.

Upon the county of Devon, the monethly sum of Three thousand five hundred twenty seven pounds, six shillings peny half peny.

Upon the city and county of Exon, the monethly sum of One hundred twenty seven pounds, nine shillings two pence farthing.

Upon the county of Dorset, the monethly sum of Nine hundred thirty five pounds, ten shillings, ten pence three farthings.

Upon the town and county of Pool the monethly sum of nine pounds, sixteen shillings, seven pence half-peny.

Upon the county of Durham, the monethly sum of One hundred fifty nine pounds, two shillings.

Upon the county of York, and the city and county of York, the monethly sum of Two thousand two hundred sixty pounds, nineteen shillings two pence.

Upon the town and county of Kingston upon Hull, the monethly sum of Fifty pounds, eighteen shillings ninepence.

Upon the county of Essex, the monethly sum of Four thousand five hundred forty seven pounds, nine shillings five pence.

Upon the county of Glocester, the monethly sum of One thousand two hundred twelve pounds, three shillings sixpence three farthings.

Upon the city and county of Glocester, the monethly sum of One hundred thirty four pounds, thirteen shillings nine pence.

Upon the county of Hereford, the monethly sum of Eight hundred sixty eight pounds, two shillings, three pence.

Upon the county of Hertford, the monethly sum of One thousand six hundred thirty eight pounds, fifteen shillings, five pence, three farthings.

Upon the county of Huntington, the monethly sum of Six hundred eighty seven pounds, three shillings, five pence, three farthings.

Upon the county of Kent, with the city and county of Canterbury, and the Cinque Ports within the county of Kent the monethly sum of Four thousand seven hundred sixty three pounds, one shilling, one peny.

Upon the county of Lancaster, the monethly sum of Five hundred twenty nine pounds, three shillings two pence.

Upon the county of Leicester, the monethly sum of Four hundred sixty seven pounds, nine shillings, ten pence half peny.

Upon the county of Lincoln (and the City and county of Lincoln) the monethly sum of One thousand six hundred thirty eight pounds, one shilling, half peny.

Upon the city of London, the monethly sum of Three thousand nine hundred and seven pounds, nineteen shillings, and two pence three farthings.

Upon the county of Middlesex, City and Liberty of Westminster, the monethly sum of One thousand five hundred twenty one pounds, seventeen shillings, nine pence.

Upon the county of Monmouth, the monethly sum of One hundred ninety two pounds, nineteen shillings and one peny.

Upon the county of Northampton, the monethly sum of Five hundred ninety one pounds, eleven shillings, eleven pence farthing.

Upon the county of Notingham, the monethly sum of Three hundred fifty three pounds, nineteen shillings, three pence.

Upon town and county of Notingham, the monethly sum of Eleven pounds, fourteen shillings, sixpence three farthings.

Upon the county of Norfolk, the monethly sum of Four thousand seven hundred sixty-three pounds, one shilling, one peny.

Upon the city and county of Norwich, the monethly sum of Two hundred forty six pounds, eleven shillings five pence three farthings.

Upon the county of Northumberland, the monethly sum of One hundred pounds, sixteen shillings, ten pence three farthings.

Upon the Town of Newcastle, the monethly sum of Twenty nine pounds, seventeen shillings.

Upon the county of Oxon, the monethly sum of seven hundred seventy nine pounds, thirteen shillings, eleven pence three farthings.

Upon the county of Rutland, the monethly sum of One hundred twenty eight pounds, one shilling, and one farthing.

Upon the county of Salop, the monethly sum of Five hundred fifty three pounds nineteen shillings, nine pence three farthings.

Upon the county of Stafford, and upon the city and County of Litchfield, the monethly sum of Four hundred sixty five pounds, ten shillings three farthings.

Upon the county of Somerset, the monethly sum of Two thousand and fifty pounds, eleven shillings and five pence.

Upon the city and county of Bristol, the monethly sum of One hundred and twelve pounds, twelve shillings, ten pence halfpeny.

Upon the county of Southampton, the monethly sum of One thousand five hundred and fourteen pounds, four shillings, five pence farthing.

Upon the town and county of Southampton, the monethly sum of Sixty-two pounds, eight shillings, one farthing.

Upon the Isle of Wight, the monethly sum of Two hundred and eight pounds, two shillings, six pence farthing.

Upon the county of Suffolk, the monethly sum of Four Thousand seven hundred sixty three pounds, one shilling and a peny.

Upon the county of Surrey, with the Borough of Southwark, the monethly sum of One thousand three hundred forty seven pounds, eight shilings.

Upon the county of Sussex, and the ports within the county of Sussex, the monethly sum of Two thousand six hundred forty six pounds, two shillings, nine pence three farthings.

Upon the county of Warwick; the monethly sum of six hundred twenty one pounds, three shillings six-pence three farthings.

Upon the city and city of Coventry, the monethly sum of Seventy nine pounds, nineteen shillings.

Upon the county of Worcester, and upon the city and county of Worcester, the monethly sum of Seven hundred forty eight pounds, three shillings, seven pence farths.

Upon the county of Wilts, the monethly sum of One thousand four hundred twenty one pounds, eighteen shillings and nine pence farthing.

Upon the county of Westmerland, the monethly sum of Sixty six pounds, nine shillings, two pence half-peny.

Upon the Isle of Anglesey, the monethly sum of Fifty pounds, seventeen shillings, and ten pence.

Upon the county of Brecknock, the monethly sum of One hundred and three pounds, six shillings and eleven pence.

Upon the county of Cardigan, the monethly sum of One hundred and twenty two pounds, nine shillings, ten pence three farthings.

Upon the county of Carmarthen, the monethly sum of One hundred pounds, fifteen shillings, six pence.

Upon the county of Carnarvan, the monethly sum of Forty two pounds, six shillings five pence three farthings.

Upon the county of Denbigh the monethly sum of Fifty four pounds, six shillings ten pence half peny

Upon the county of Flint, the monethly sum of Thirty three pounds six shillings four pence half-peny.

Upon the county of Glamorgan, the monethly sum of One hundred thirty one pounds, fifteen shillings, ten pence.

Upon the county of Merioneth, the monethly sum of Thirty one pounds, eleven shillings, six pence.

Upon the county of Montgomery the monethly sum of One hundred twenty three pounds, two shillings, eight pence farthing.

Upon the county of Pembrook, the monethly sum of One hundred sixteen pounds, four shillings, seven pence farthing.

Upon the county of Radnor, the monethly sum of Seventy three pounds, two shillings, seven pence half-peny.

Upon the town of Haverford West, the monethly sum of ten pounds, two shillings, sixpence three farthings.

This Ord. to be executed by Commissioners appointed in Ords of 16 Feb., 1647, and others hereafter named.; Their powers.; Ord. of 23 June, 1647.; Ord of 24 Dec. 1647.; Names of additional Commissioners for

And that the said several sums of Money may be duly Taxed, Leavied, and Paid as is directed, Be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That the persons named in an Ordinance of Parliament, dated the sixteenth day of February, 1647 Entituled, An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for raising Twenty thousand pounds a Moneth for the relief of Ireland; And the persons hereafter named, shall be Commissioners for the several and respective Counties, Cities, and Places in the said Ordinance mentioned and expressed, to put this Ordinance in execution in the said several and respective Counties, Cities and Places, for which they are thereby respectively appointed Commissioners: And it is further Ordained, That the said respective Commissioners, in the said several and respective Counties, Cities, and Places, or any three or more of them, shall and may, for the more effectuall proceeding in the said Service, use, exercise, and put in Execution, all and every the Powers and Authorities, given, limited or appointed by and in an Ordinance of the three and twentieth of June 1647. Entituled, An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, For the raising of Moneys, to be imployed towards the maintenance of Forces within this Kingdom, under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, and for the speedy transporting of and paying the Forces for carrying on the War in Ireland; and one other Ordinance of the four and twentieth day of December, 1647. Entituled An Ordinance for the several Commissioners in the respective Counties, to make a Collector for the Monethly Assessment of Three score thousand pounds. And it is further Ordered, that the persons hereafter named shall be Commissioners added to the Commissioners mentioned as aforesaid.

For the County of Berks.

Berkshire.

John Blagrave, Richard Knollis, Esquires, George Wooldridge, Peter Weaver Gent. The Maior of Redding for the time being, and Mr. Thomas Bateman Alderman.

Buckingham.

Buckinghamshire

Sir Peter Wentworth, Knight of the Bath, George Moore, Robert Aldridge, John Green, Toby Terril, Francis Ingolsby, Edward Greenfield, and William Bowyer Esquires, Toby Terril Esq; and Francis Ingolsby.

Cheshire.

Cheshire.

Edward Hide, Colonel John Leigh, Thomas Manwaring, Jonathan Brewen, Colonel Thomas Croxton, and Thomas Marbury, Esquires.

Cornwal.

Cornwal.

William Griger Esq;

Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire.

James Chennery and William Janes Esquires.

Durham.

Durham.

George Lilburn Esq.

Derbyshire.

Derbyshire.

Anthony Morewood and Lionel Fanshaw Esquires.

Essex.

Essex

George Tompson Esq.

Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire.

William Brigs, Toby Combes, William Ashton, Esqrs. The Mayor of Hertford for the time being.

Hereford.

Herefordshire.

Bennet Hoskins, and Edmund Weaver, Esquires; James Lane Gentleman. The Maior of Hereford for the time being, Edward Freeman, Thomas Dunet, Isaac Seward, Esquires; Francis Hall, Walter Wall, John Cooper and John Hering, Gentlemen.

Ipswich.

Ipswich.

Jacob Caly Gentleman.

Hampshire.

Hampshire.

Humphrey Edwards, Robert Reynolds, Francis Allen, Esquires

Hull.

Hull.

John Anlaby, Christopher Ledger Esqrs;

Lincolnshire-Lindsey.

Lincolnshire Lindsey.

William Lord Mounson, Edward Nelthorp, Thomas Williamson, Esquires, Thomas Caney Gent. Thomas Welby Esquire.

Middlesex.

Middlesex.

Sir Anthony Irby Knight

Norfolk.

Norfolk.

Valentine Walton Esquire, Col. Charles Fleetwood.

Notingham

Nottingham.

John Oddingfels Esq;

Northumberland and Newcastle.

Northumberland and Newcastle.

Sir Arthur Haslerig Baronet.

Oxon.

Oxon.

Sir Thomas Read, Sir Francis Norris, Knights; George Greenwood, Henry Knap, John Tavernor, Edward Lenthal and Walter Elwood Esquires.

Surrey.

Surrey.

Thomas Scot, John Blackwel and Francis Allen Esquires; Peter de Laney, Henry Bradley, and William Hicocks, Gentlemen.

Wilts.

Wilts.

Edward Michel, Edward Mildcot, George Dier, William Temple, William Adlam, William Radish, Gent.

Worcestershire.

Worcestershire.

William Ligon, John Egioke, Edward Pitt, Henry Bramley of Upton, Charles Cornwallis, Thomas Yong, Humphrey Greswold, Daniel Dobbins, and Talbot Badger, Esquires; The Maior of Evesham for the time being, Mr. William Martin of Evesham, Gent.

Yorkshire East Riding.

Yorkshire East Riding.

Philip Saltmarsh and John Tomlins, Esquires.

North Riding.

North Riding.

Robert Walters, John Oddingfels junior, Esquires, Sir Henry Heyman Knight and Baronet.

West Riding.

West Riding.

Sir Arthur Ingram Knight, Laurence Parsons and Sampson Stanely Esquires.

Devon.

Devon.

John Rolle of Stevenston Esq; John Wollacomb, John Yeo, Robert Dillon Eqsrs., and Mr. William Nottle of Barnstaple, Merchant.

Suffolk.

Suffolk.

Henry Parker and John Branlin, Esquires.

Norwich.

Norwich.

William Gosselin Alderman.

Carnarvanshire.

Carnarvanshire.

John Bodarda Esq; Robert Wyn of Carnarvan, Gent. William Thomas and William Stodarte, Gent.

For the City of Bath.

Bath.

The Maior for the time being, John Atwood, Thomas Burford, John Big, Matthew Clift, Aldermen; John Parker and John Pierce, Gent.

Proviso

Provided, That the proportions of Rates set upon the several Counties in this Ordinance expressed, shall not be drawn into precedent for the time to come. Anything in this Ordinance to het contrary notwithstanding.

Proviso for Lyn in Norfolk

Provided, That the Town of Lyn in Norfolk pay no more then according to that proportion which the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Eastern Association ordered that Town should pay, as by their Order of the twentieth of November, 1645. appeareth.