June 1654
An Ordinance for an Assessment for Six Moneths, from June 24, 1654, for maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth, at the rate of 120,000l. per mensem, for the first three moneths. And at the rate of 90,000l. per mensem, for the last three Moneths thereof.

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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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902-907

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'June 1654: An Ordinance for an Assessment for Six Moneths, from June 24, 1654, for maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth, at the rate of 120,000l. per mensem, for the first three moneths. And at the rate of 90,000l. per mensem, for the last three Moneths thereof.', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 902-907. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56553 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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June, 1654

[8 June, 1654.]

Order for six months' assessment, at £120,000; monthly for first three months, and £90,000; for latter three, for maintenance of Armies and Navies.; To be levied as by former Act of 24 Nov., 1653.

Be it Ordained and Declared by His Highness the Lord Protector, with the consent of his Council, And it is hereby Ordained, That towards the mainteinance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth, an Assessment of one hundred and twenty thousand pounds per mensem, for three moneths commencing the four and twentieth day of June, one thousand six hundred fifty four, and ending the nine and twentieth day of September following. And of ninety thousand pounds per mensem, for three moneths commencing the said nine and twentieth day of September, one thousand six hundred fifty four, and ending the five and twentieth day of December following, shall be taxed, collected, levyed and paid in England, and Wales, in such sort as hereafter is expressed, That is to say, The said first three moneths Assessment of one hundred and twenty thousand pounds by the moneth, from the four and twentieth of June, one thousand six hundred fifty four, to the nine and twentieth of September following, shall be taxed, collected, levyed and paid in the several Counties, Cities, Towns and places in England and Wales by the several summes and according to the several rates and proportions, and in such manner, as in and by a late Act of Parliament, Entituled, An act for an Assessment at the rate of one hundred and twenty thousand pounds by the Moneth for six Moneths from the five and twentieth day of December, one thousand six hundred fifty three, to the four and twentieth day of June then next ensuing, towards the maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth, and published the four and twentieth day of November, one thousand six hundred fifty three; the said six moneths Assessment of one hundred and twenty thousand pounds per mensem, was appointed to be levyed, collected and paid.

And be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That the said sum of ninety thousand pounds per mensem, for the latter three Moneths assessment to commence from the twenty ninth of September, one thousand six hundred fifty four, to the five and twentieth day of December then next following towards the maintenance of the said Armies and Navies in this Commonwealth, shall for every Moneth of the said three Moneths be assesssed, taxed, levyed and paid in the several Counties and places in England and Wales, according to the several summes and proportions hereafter expressed, viz: for every Moneth of the said latter three Moneths.

Upon the County of Bedford the sum of one thousand two hundred pounds.

The County of Berks, the sum cf one thousand four hundred pounds.

The County of Bucks, the sum of one thousand six hundred and fifty pounds.

The County of Cambridge, the sum of one thousand four hundred and seventeen pounds 10s.

The Isle of Ely, the sum of four hundred and seventy two pounds, ten shillings.

The County of Chester, the sum of nine hundred and ninety pounds.

The City and County of the City of Chester, the sum of one hundred and ten pounds.

The County of Cornwall, the sum of two thousand one hundred pounds.

The County of Cumberland, the sum of one hundred thirty eight pounds seventeen shillings.

The County of Derby, the sum of one thousand two hundred pounds.

The County of Devon, the sum of three thousand eight hundred sixty two pounds.

The City and County of the City of Exon, the sum of one hundred thirty eight pounds.

The County of Dorset, the sum of one thousand six hundred eighty six pounds and five shillings.

The Town and County of Pool, the sum of thirteen pounds and fifteen shillings.

The County of Durham, the sum of one hundred ninety seven pounds 12s. 8d.

The County of York, with the City and County of the City of York, the sum of three thousand nine hundred and thirteen pounds.

The Town and County of Kingston upon Hull, the sum of eighty seven pounds.

The County of Essex, the sum of Four thousand five hundred pounds.

The County of Gloucester, the sum of Two thousand ninety one pounds.

The City and County of the City of Gloucester, the sum of Two hundred and nine pounds.

The County of Hereford, the sum of One thousand five hundred pounds.

The County of Hertford, the sum of One thousand eight hundred pounds.

The County of Huntington, the sum of eight hundred pounds.

The County of Kent, with the City and County of the City of Canterbury the sum of four thousand seven hundred pounds.

The County of Lancaster, the sum of One thousand two hundred pounds.

The County of Leicester, the sum of One thousand four hundred pounds,

The County of Lincoln, with the City and County of the City of Lincoln, the summe of three thousand five hundred pounds.

The City of London, the sum of six thousand pounds.

The County of Middlesex, with the City and Liberty of Westminster, the sum of two thousand three hundred pounds.

The County of Monmouth, the sum of six hundred pounds.

The County of Northampton, the sum of one thousand eight hundred pounds.

The County of Nottingham, the sum of One thousand one hundred forty one pounds 6s.

The Town and County of the City of Nottingham, the sum of thirty eight pounds fourteen shillings.

The County of Norfolk, the summe of four thousand six hundred and fifty pounds.

The City and County of the City of Norwich, the summe of two hundred and forty pounds.

The County of Northumberland, the sum of two hundred thirty one pounds 8s. 4d.

The Town of Newcastle, the summe of forty five pounds fifteen shillings.

The County of Oxon, the sum of one thousand four hundred and fifty pounds.

The County of Rutland, the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds.

The County of Salopp, the sum of one thousand seven hundred pounds.

The County of Stafford, with the City of Lichfield, the sum of One thousand two hundred pounds.

The County of Somerset, the summ of three thousand five hundred pounds.

The City and County of the City of Bristoll, the sum of two hundred and twenty pounds.

The County of Southampton with the Town and County of Southampton, the sum of two thousand six hundred pounds.

The County of Suffolk the sum of four thousand seven hundred pounds.

The County of Surrey, the sum of two thousand and twelve pounds and ten shillings.

The Borough of Southwark, the sum of two hundred thirty seven pounds, ten shillings.

The County of Sussex, the sum of two thousand four hundred and fifty pounds.

The County of Warwick, with the City and County of the City of Coventry, the sum of one thousand six hundred pounds.

The County of Worcester, with the City and County of the City of Worcester, the summ of one thousand six hundred pounds.

The County of Wilts, the sum of two thousand five hundred pounds.

The County of Westmorland, the sum of ninety five pounds and two shillings.

The Isle of Anglesey, the sum of one hundred seventy four pounds, and ten shillings.

The County of Brecknock, the sum of four hundred sixty five pounds.

The Countie of Cardigan, the sum of five hundred fourtie nine pounds.

The Countie of Carmarthen, the sum of four hundred fiftie three pounds.

The Countie of Carnarvan, the sum of two hundred and sixty pounds.

The Countie of Denbigh, the sum of three hundred and fiftie pounds.

The Countie of Flint, the sum of one hundred seventy four pounds ten shillings.

The County of Glamorgan, the sum of five hundred and nintie pounds.

The Countie of Merioneth, the sum of one hundred and sixtie pounds.

The Countie of Montgomery, the sum of three hundred and eightie pounds.

The County of Pembroke, the sum of five hundred twentie two pounds.

The Countie of Radnor, the sum of three hundred twentie seven pounds.

The Town of Haverford-west, the sum of eighteen pounds fifteen shillings.

The Town of Berwick, the sum of seven pounds and ten shillings.

Commissioners, etc., appointed by former Act to continue, with like powers.; Their first general meeting.; Second general meeting.; Commissioners may alter manner of assessment when desirable.

And bee it further Ordained, That the several Commissioners, and other persons nominated and mentioned in the said late Act of Parliament, Entituled, An Act for an Assessment, at the rate of one hundred and twenty thousand pounds by the moneth for six moneths from the twenty fifth day of December, One thousand six hundred fifty three, to the twentie fourth day of June, then next ensuing, towards the maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Common-wealth, and such others who have by an Order of the late Parlament, or of His Highness the Lord Protector and his Council, been thereunto since added, and authorized to act as Commissioner, shall bee, and hereby are authorized, appointed and continued to bee Commissioners, and shall have, use, exercise, and put in execution all and everie the powers and authorities, for the Assessing, Collecting, Levying, and paying the six moneths Assessments hereby appointed to bee Assessed and paid, as also the arrears of all former Assessments which they had, and were impowred and appointed to use and exercise by the said recited Act, for the Assessing, Collecting, Levying and payment of the aforesaid six months Assessment of one hundred and twentie thousand pounds by the month; And that the several rules, directions clauses and provisos mentioned and contained in the said recited Act, and the powers and authorities thereby given to all, and every the persons therein named or mentioned, shall endure and have continuance for six moneths longer, viz: from the said twentie fourth day of June, One thousand six hundred fiftie four, to the twentie fifth day of December next following: For the better affecting whereof, it is hereby further Ordained, That the several and respective Commissioners hereby appointed and continued for the said several and respective Counties, Cities and Towns, shall meet together at the most common and usual place of meeting in each of the said Counties, Cities, and Towns respectively, on or before the twenty ninth day of June, one thousand six hundred fifty four. And the said Commissioners or so many of them as shall then and there attend, and bee present, shall cause this present Ordinance to bee put in execution (for the ordering, directing, managing, levying, and bringing in the monethly Assessment by this Ordinance required) and shall then (if they see cause) appoint a second General meeting, on or before the twelfth day of July, one thousand six hundred fifty four, to the end the rules, and directions in this Ordinance given, and prescribed, may bee, as is before declared, timely and effectually prosecuted and observed, so as the full sum of the first three Moneths Assessment charged upon each division, hundred, parish, or place, may bee at once wholly Collected and payed in to the respective Receivers General, at or before the twentieth day of July next; And the later three Moneths Assessment, to bee also fully Collected, and paid in to the said respective Receivers General, at or before the tenth day of October next; And it is hereby further Ordained, That in case the way or manner of Assessing by a Survey, and pound rate, in such sort, as is prescribed by the said recited Act, shall prove prejudicial, and obstructive to the bringing in of the present six months Assessment hereby appointed and ordained, by times limited for paying in of the same, That then, and in all such cases the said Commissioners in any of the said Counties, Cities, Towns, and places, in the said recited Act mentioned, where such obstructions shall bee or happen, or the major part of them present at their General meeting, may and are hereby Authorized (for the removal of such obstructions, and the more speedy and effectuall execution of this Ordinance) to proceed according to the most just and equall way of rates held in such places in the proportioning, levying, and Assessing the respective Sums charged upon them, and every of them, anything in the said recited Act to the contrary thereof contained in any wise notwithstanding.