[24 April, 1648.]
Ord. 15 Feb, 1644.; Ord. 13 Aug., 1645.; Ord. 16 April, 1646.; Ord. 23 June, 1647.; Commissioners appointed for getting in arrears on former Ords. of Assessment in London and Liberties thereof.
Whereas by the Ordinance of Parliament of the fifteenth of
February 1644. Intituled An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons Assembled in Parliament, For the raising and maintaining
of Forces for the defence of the Kingdome, under the Command
of the Lord Fairfax by the name of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight,
a Monethly Assessement to continue for Ten Moneths from the
first of February, 1644, to the first of December then next
following, was Ordained to be taxed and leavied upon the City
of London and other places and Counties in the said
Ordinance mentioned: And by another Ordinance of Parliament, dated the thirteenth day of August, 1645. the said
Monethly Assessement for maintenance of the said Army was
Ordained, and appointed to continue and indure for six Moneths
longer from the said first day of December 1645. unto the first
day of June then next following; And whereas by an Ordinance
of Parliament dated the sixteenth day of Aprill, 1646. the said
Ordinance of the fifteenth of February, 1644. with all the Taxes,
and payments therein mentioned were to continue for foure
Moneths longer, from the said first of June, 1646. untill the first
of October following; And whereas also by another Ordinance of
Parliament of the three and twentieth day of June last, 1647.
severall summes of money were to be taxed, leavied, and paid for
the maintenance of the said Army by a Monethly Assessement
to continue for twelve Moneths from the five and twentieth day
of March, 1647. to the five and twentieth day of March 1648.
And whereas by an Ordinance of Parliament of the fifteenth of
March last, 1647, the like summes of money upon the said City
are to be taxed, leavied and paid for maintenance of the said Army
by a Monthy Assessement, to continue for six Months longer
from the five and twentieth of March last to the nine and twentieth
of September now next ensuing, as by the said several Ordinances
may appeare; And whereas many great and Considerable summes
of money remaine in Arreare, and yet unpaid upon the said
severall Ordinances within the said City of London and Liberties
thereof, to the discouragement of those that have willingly paid
their proportion, very Evill Example of others, and great hinderance of payment of the Army; and to the end the said Arrears
may be speedily gotten in, and all obstructions that hinder the
comming in thereof be removed, It is Ordained by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, and be it Ordained by the
Authority thereof, That the severall persons hereafter named,
shall be, and are hereby appointed Commissioners for the said
severall taxes and assessements in the said City, and in the
severall Wards, and Liberties in and belonging to the said City
respectively, to put the said severall Ordinances in execution,
and have power, and are hereby authorized to execute, and
performe all and every the powers and authorities comprised in
the said Ordinances, or in any the Ordinances mentioned in the
said last recited Ordinance of the fifteenth of March last, or
every of them, in as full and ample manner to all intents and
purposes as any the Committees or Commissioners in the said
Ordinances named, or any of them might or could doe, or performe the same.
Richard Morrall, Josias Hams,
Thomas Nowell, Richard Gibbs,
John Johnson, Richard Coates,
Samuel Moyer, John Merryat,
Thomas Steyne Senior,
Major Hitchcock, John Harper,
Capt. Edward Storey,
Martin Nowell, Francis Craftes.
James Cooke, Richard Perry
Richard Floyd, Hugh Wood,
Henry Greene, Charles Mynne,
Ralph Tasker, Walter Price,
Francis Webb, Robert Arden.
Thomas Gee, William Gibb,
Thomas Cole, Draper,
Henry Coles, Daniel Tayler
John Ireton, Henry Barton,
John Wine, Dyer.
John Greene Deputy,
Major Colson, John Bennet,
John Bennet. Andrew Richard,
Henry Sweet. John Milton.
Thomas Burnell. Gilbert Keate.
Giles Rowles, John Wilcox,
Thomas Knowles, John Gregory,
John King, Benjamin Potter,
James Stephens, James Martin.
Thomas Caffin, Ralph Baily,
Edwin Browne, George Dunn,
Thomas Clewes, James Storey,
Rowland Wilson Senior,
Hogan Hovell, William Allen.
Tobias Lisle, Richard Young.
Isaack Foster. Thomas Ward.
Thos. Andrewes Junior.
Samuel Lee. William Mulins.
Capt. Nathaniel Lacy.
Will. Pease Deputy.
Thomas Stock. Hugh Norris.
William Manby. John Everet.
Zouch Watson. Richard Dawes.
Col. Owen Rowe.
Will Adams Deputy.
Daniel Waldow. George Hadley
Robert Winch. Giles Dent.
John Iurion. Thomas Allen.
Francis Coleing, Phillip Mead,
John Fenton. Lt. Col.
Patrick Banford. Peter Mills.
George Clarke. John Jones.
Farringdon without on Fleetstreet side.
Thomas Arnoll Deputy,
Matthew Fox. Joseph Parrot.
William Perkins. Francis Allen.
Leonard Towers, John Haies.
Francis Clay, Edward Stock.