June 1657
An Act touching several Acts and Ordinances made since the twentieth of April, 1653. and before the third of September, 1654, and other Acts.

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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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1131-1142

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'June 1657: An Act touching several Acts and Ordinances made since the twentieth of April, 1653. and before the third of September, 1654, and other Acts.', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 1131-1142. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56611 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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June, 1657

[26 June, 1657.]

Acts and Ordinances made since 23 April, 1653.

Whereas since the twentieth day of April, One thousand six hundred fifty three, in the great Exigences and Necessities of these Nations, divers Acts and Ordinances have been made without the consent of the people assembled in Parliament, which is not according to the Fundamental Lawes of the Nations, and the Rights of the people, and is not for the future to be drawn into example, yet the Actings thereupon tending to the settlement of the Estates of several Persons and Families, and the Peace and quiet of the Nations; Be it Enacted by his Highness the Lord Protector and this present Parliament, and it is hereby Enacted and Declared by the authority of the same;

Divers of them confirmed.

hat one Ordinance made in the year, One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Ordinance for Repealing of several Acts and Resolves of Parliament made for, or touching the Subscribing or taking the Engagement:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Ordinance for setling and confirming of the Manors of Framlingham and Saxted in the County of Suffolk, and the Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, devised by Sir Robert Hitcham, Kt. and late Serjeant at Law to charitable uses:

And one Ordinance also made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Ordinance for relief of persons that have acted in the service of the Parliament.

And also one other Ordinance made in the year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance prohibiting Cockmatches.

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for continuing one Act of Parliament, Entituled, An Act for Probate of Wills and granting Administrations:

And also one other Ordinance made the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for erecting Courts Baron in Scotland:

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for uniting Scotland into one Commonwealth with England:

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for doubling upon, and finishing the sale of Deans, Deans and Chapters Lands, Manors of Rectories, Gleab-lands, &c.

And one Ordinance also made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Preservation of the work of the great Level of the Fens:

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance of Explanation touching the jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty:

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for bringing the publick Revenue of this Commonwealth into one Treasury:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for the further Encouragement of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and of the Souldiers and other Planters there:

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance against Challenges Duels, and all Provocations thereunto:

Also one other Ordinance made the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance impowring the Commissioners of the Customs, and others for the better suppressing of Drunkenness, and prophane cursing and swearing, in persons imployed under them:

Also one Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Indempnity to the English Protestants of the Province of Munster in Ireland:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thou sand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for the better Maintenance and Encouragement of Preaching Ministers, and for uniting of Parishes:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance to enable such Souldiers as served the Commonwealth in the late Wars, to exercise any trade:

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance touching Fines:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for further doubling upon Deans and Chapters Lands:

And also one other Ordinance made the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for admitting Protestants in Ireland to compound:

And one other Ordinance also made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for bringing several branches of the Revenue under the Managing and Government of the Commissioners for the Treasury and Court of Exchequer.

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for reviving and continuing an Act of Parliament for recovery and preservation of many thousand Acres of Ground in Norfolk and Suffolk, surrounded by the rage of the sea:

And one other Ordinance made also in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for the taking an accompt of the moneys Received upon the Act for the better propagation and preaching of the Gospel in Wales:

Ordinances not Printed.

Also one other Ordinance made in the year, One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Ordinance touching Bills Signed by the Commissioners of the Navy, to be a Warrant to the Treasurer:

Also one other Ordinance made the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Ordinance for giving Charls Viscount Mansfield the benefit of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Ordinance for setling the Lands of the clear value of 200l. per annum, upon Nichols Lockyer and his Heirs:

Also another Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Ordinance for charging the Judges salaries upon the Customes:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year; One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Ordinance for a Tax on Ale and Beer in Edenburgh, and the parts and pendicles thereof:

Also one other Ordinance made in the year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for better provision for maimed Soulders and old Widdows, and Orphans in Ireland:

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for payment of Arrears due to Colonel Hewson

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for setling the Remainder of a Term in a Lease of the Rectory of Hartland, in the County of Devon, upon Mr. John Dury.

Also another Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for satisfaction of several sums of money due to Daniel Hutchenson and Michael Casteel:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance impowring the Commissioners for managing Estates under Sequestration, to proceed upon an Order of Parliament of the sixteenth day of June, One thousand six hundred fourty nine, touching divers Engagers in Yorkshire:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for setling Lands to the value of 120l. per annum in Scotland, upon Joachim Hain and his Heirs:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance touching the Minister of York, and the School called Peters School

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred and fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for George Ralegh and Henry Clark, to have the benefit of the Articles given upon the Rendition of Oxford:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Naturalizing Joachim Hain:

One other Ordinance also made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Ratification of Grants of Lands in Scotland by the Commissioners of Parliament, and satisfaction of some persons to whom Lands in Scotland have been given by Order or Vote of Parliament; and for payment of Arrears due to Colonel Horton:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for setting up Lectures in Scotland:

Also one other Ordinance made the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for allowing of Debts belonging to the University of Glasgow, and the Revenues of the same:

Also one other Ordinance made the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance touching Salaries, &c. of Officers in the Exchequer:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Sir John Wollaston Knight, and the rest of the former Treasurers at War, and the Treasurers for Sequestrations and Compositions, to pay money upon Warrant from the Committee for the Army:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Relief of several Persons in Scotland, upon whom Fines are im posed by the Ordinance of Pardon and Grace to the people of Scotland:

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for payment of 600l. to Edward Elvins of the City of Worcester:

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Naturalization of William Haumer son of Thomas Haumer of Haumer, in the County of Flint, Baronet:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Stating the Arrears of General Monk for his Service done in Ireland, and for satisfaction of the same of Forfeited Lands of the Rebels there.

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance touching the Arrears of Colonel Roger Fenwick, deceased.

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Setling Lands in Ireland on Colonel Robert Hamond.

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for the Granting unto, and Vesting in the Mayor, Bayliffs and Burgesses of the Town of Berwick upon Tweed for ever, certain Lands and Tenements within the Bounds of the said Town, for the perpetual Repair of the Bridge there, and other Benefits of the said Town.

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Uniting the Rectories of Wymborn St. Giles, and Wymborn All Saints, in the County of Dorset, and to settle the Perpetual Patronage of the Vicarage of Loaders upon his Highness, in recompense of his Right of Patronage of the said Rectory of Wymborn All Saints, which is hereby setled upon Sir Anthony Ashley-Cooper Baronet, and his heirs:

Also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance touching Allowance of Debts and Incumbrances upon the Estate which was setled by Order of the Council of State, upon Mistress Mary Dean, Relict of General Dean, and her Children:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, one thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for payment of 3473l. 5s. to Francis Thomson and Henry Cannon, in recompense of their interest in the little Park at Windsor, the Kings Meadows and Bushy-Park:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for satisfaction of the Creditors of Peter Smart deceased, out of the Remainder of Deans and Chapters Lands:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Satisfaction of Henry Howard Esq; and the Lady Ann Somerset, for Lands setled by Ordinance of Parliament on Mr. Hugh Peters.

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for admitting Sir Francis Wortley Baronet, to the Benefit of the Articles made upon the Rendition of Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Confirmation of the Articles made upon the Surrender of Barnstaple:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for setling 100l. per Annum in Ireland upon Richard Uriel and Thomas Crostwait of Cockermouth-Castle in the County of Cumberland, in satisfaction of their Losses, and faithfull Services:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for payment of 100l. per Annum to the Lady Jane Gorges, out of the Six penny Writs in Chancery:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thou sand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Pardoning of William Blackston of Westminster Esq;

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance appointing Maintenance for Preaching the Gospel in West-Cowes in the Isle of Wight:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Charging the sum of 3490l. 2s. 6d. upon the excise in course, unto Robert English and Mr. Finlow.

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Incorporation, Continuance, and Maintenance of the Hospital commonly called the Hospital of St. Catherines in Ledbury under Malvern in the County of Hereford:

And one other Ordinance also made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance touching the Accompts of Mary Sankey the Relict of Robert Sankey:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Stating the Accompts of Colonel Richard Laurence, and allowing the same upon Irish Lands:

And one other Ordinance also made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Setting forth Lands in Ireland unto the Committee for Claims at Grocers Hall, in satisfaction of 2621l.

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Setling Lands in Ireland of 300l. per Annum, upon General William Pen and his heirs:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Continuing the Alms-men and Alms-houses at New Windsor:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Setling Lands in Ireland upon Commiss. Gen. Reignolds, of 500l. per Annum.

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for the more equal division of the Lands allotted to the Souldiers in Ireland:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Additional Ordinance for the satisfaction of the Arrears due to Widows and Orphans, and Maimed Souldiers, in Ireland:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Additional Ordinance to the Ordinance appointing Commissioners for Approbation of Publique Preachers:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thou sand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for reviving the Jurisdiction of the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for holding Assize there:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year one thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance appointing who shall be Justices of Assize for the County Palatine of Lancaster:

And also one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Reviving the Court of the Dutchy of Lancaster:

And one Act made in the year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Additional Act for Stating and Determining the Accompts of the Officers and Souldiers of the Army in Ireland:

And also one other Act made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Explanatory Additional Act for the Sale of the Remaining Fee-Farm-Rents, and the finishing of that whole Affair:

And also one other Act made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Act concerning the planters of Tobacco:

And also one other Act made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Act for the speedy and effectual satisfaction of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and of the Arrears due to the Souldiers there, and of other Publique Debts, and for the encouragement of Protestants to Plant and Inhabit Ireland:

And also one other Act made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty and three, Entituled, An Act impowring the Committee for the Army, to state and determine the Accounts of all Officers, and Souldiers and others employed by them, for Moneys by them received from the six and twentieth day of March, One thousand six hundred forty seven, untill the five and twentieth day of July, One thousand six hundred fifty and three.

And also one other Act made in the year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Act for Regulating the making of Stuffs, in Norfolk and Norwich:

Acts not printed.

Also one other Act made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Act to admit Charlot Countess Dowager of Derby, to composition, and for one thousand pounds to be given to Robert Massey for satisfaction of his losses:

And also one other Act made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Act to enable Robert Peyton, Esq; and Algernon Peyton his Brother to make Sale of part of their Lands to pay their Debts;

And also one other Act made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Act to enable Ferdinando Earl of Huntington to sell some Lands for payment of his own debts and his Fathers, and to restrain him from making Leases of other Lands to the prejudice of his Issue:

And also one other Act made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Act for setling Lands, late of James Earl of Derby, of the yearly value of five hundred pounds upon Charls Earl of Derby and his heirs:

Ordinances 1653.

And one Ordinance made in the year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, An Ordinance appointing Commissioners, for approbation of Publique Preachers:

And one other Ordinance made in the year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance of Pardon and Grace to the People of Scotland:

And one other Ordinance made in the same year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for setling the Estates of several Persons in Scotland, in Trustees to the uses herein expressed:

Acts and Ordinances touching the Customes and Excise.; Customes and Excise in Scotland & Ireland.

Together with all Acts and Ordinances, touching the Customes, and the preservation thereof, And all Acts and Ordinances touching the Excise and Regulating thereof, And also one clause conteyned in an Order and Declaration of His Highness and the Council, dated the eigh [th] day of February, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Order and Declaration of His Highness the Lord Protector, with the advice of His Council, touching the Continuance of the Duty of Excise and new Impost, which clause beginneth with these words, viz, That the several Acts and Ordinances, and Orders relating to the Excise, &c. and continueth to the end of the said Order and Declaration; And also all Orders and Declarations of His Highness with the advice of the Council, touching the duties of Customes, and Excise and new Impost in Scotland, and Ireland, and the preservation thereof; and all Acts and Ordinances, and also all Orders and Declarations of His Highness the Lord Protector with the consent of the Council, relating to the Committee of the Army, and Treasurers at War; And all and every the Branches, Sentences and Words in the same severally conteyned, shall be and are hereby continued and confirmed, and shall stand and be in full force and strength, to all Intents and purposes, any matter or thing to the Contrary notwithstanding.

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid; That so much, and such part onely and no more, of one Ordinance made in the year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for the better support of the Universities in Scotland, and encouragement of publique Preachers there, as concerns the better support of the Universities in Scotland, shall be and is hereby continued and confirmed, and shall stand and be in full force and strength.

And that one Ordinance made in the year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Sale of four Forests or Chases, reserved for Collateral Security to the Souldiers, which provides to Secure the right of the State in those Lands so disposed of to the Souldiers, be and is hereby likewise continued and confirmed, and is to stand and be in full force and strength, except all powers, given by certain instructions made by His Highness by advice of his Council in pursuance thereof, for determining the Rights of the Proprietors and Commissioners of the said Forests, which are hereby declared null and void.

Provided nevertheless and be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that the persons hereafter named, be hereby constituted Commissioners respectively for the Surveying the Forests and Chases hereafter mentioned, That is to say Joseph Ayloffe, Thomas Skipwith, Jeremy Baynes, Adam Ayre, Esqs; James Robinson and William Mar, Gent. for the Forest of Sherwood: Robert Frank, John Kensey, Thomas Wats, Esqs; and George Sergeant Gent. For the Forest or Chase of Needwood: James Stedman, Robert Tayler, Thomas Tanner, Esqs; and John Halsey Gent. For the Forest or Chase of Kingswood: Henry Dewel, William Davis, Joseph Gammage Esqs; and Richard Johnson Gent. For the Forest or Chase of Ashdown and Lancaster great Park: John Boynton, Hugh Web, Esqs; Major Ralph, and Nicholas Gunton Gent. for Endfield Chase, and shall proceed and Act upon such claimes as have been formerly put in before any Commissioners appointed under the great Seal of England, for surveying the said Forest and Chases, since the thirtieth of August, One thousand six hundred fifty four, or upon any claims that shall be put in before the said respective Commissioners, before the twentieth day of July, next ensuing, according to such instructions as shall be agreed upon in and by this present Parliament. And Be it further Enacted that the Lord Lambert, General Disbrow, Colonel Sydenham, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Knight, John Trever, and Josias Bernars, Esqs; or any four of them, be and shall be a Committee of appeal, who shall have power to Act and do in all things as in the said Instructions shall be declared.

Acts 1653.

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid; That one Act made in the year One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled An Act touching Marriages and the Registring thereof, and also touching Births, and Burials, and all and every the Branches, Clauses, and words therein conteyned, except onely one Clause in these words following (viz.) And no other Mariage whatsoever within the Commonwealth of England, after the nine and twentieth day of September, in the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred fifty three, shall be held or accounted a Mariage according to the Laws of England, (which is hereby declared Null and void) shall be and is hereby continued and confirmed, and is to stand and be in full force and strength, for six Moneths, from and after the end of the first Session of this present Parliament.

Ordinance 1654.

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that one Ordinance made in the year One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for the ejection of Scandalous, Ignorant and insufficient Ministers and School-masters, Be and is hereby confirmed, and continued for three years from and after the end of the first Session of this present Parliament.

And one other Ordinance Entituled, An Ordinance for appointing Visitors for the Universities; shall be and is hereby confirmed, and continued for six Moneths from and after the end of the first Session of this present Parliament.

And one other Ordinance Entituled, An Ordinance for the better Regulating and Limiting of the Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery, shall be and is hereby confirmed, and continued, and shall stand and be in full force and strength untill the end of this present Parliament and no longer.

And one Act made the twenty first day of December, One thousand six hundred forty nine, Entituled, An Act for discharging from Imprisonment poor Prisoners unable to satisfie their Creditors:

And also one Act made the sixth day of April, One thousand six hundred and fifty, Entituled, An Additional Act for the further ease and relief of Poor prisoners, Be and are hereby revived and continued in force for twelve moneths, from the four and twentieth day of June, One thousand six hundred fifty seven, as to such persons that are or shall be in prison within that time.

And that one Act heretofore had and made, Entituled, An Act for redress of Delays and Mischiefs arising by Writs of Errour, and Writs of False Judgment in several Cases, published in print the fourth day of November, in the year of our Lord God, One thousand six hundred fifty and three, shall be, and is hereby ratified and confirmed.

And that one other Act heretofore had and made, Entituled, An Act for the taking away Fines upon Bills, Declarations, and Original Writs, published in print the second day of August, in the year of our Lord God, One thousand six hundred fifty and three abovesaid, shall be, and is hereby ratified and confirmed.

Provided alwaies, that any thing in the said last mentioned Act contained, shall not extend to the taking away of any Fines or post Fines for Alienations upon Writs of Covenant, or Writs of Entry, and other Writs.

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That one other Ordinance made in the year One thousand six hundred fifty and four, Entituled, An Ordinance for the better redress of the abuses Committed upon the River of Thames, and Waters of Medway shall be, and is hereby continued and confirmed, and shall stand and be in full force and strength for the space of three years, from the end of this Session of Parliament, Saving the Rights of all Bodies Politique and Corporate; and of all other person and persons whatsoever.

Commissioners and Assistants for ejecting Scandalous Ministers to be added.

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That for the better and more effectual execution of the said Ordinance for Ejecting of Scandalous, Ignorant, and Insufficient Ministers and Schoolmasters, It shall and may be lawfull to and for His Highness the Lord Protector, by and with the advice of the Council, to nominate and appoint an Additional supply of persons to be Commissioners, and of Ministers to be assistant to the said Commissioners in the several and respective Counties, who shall be and are hereby Authorized and impowred for carrying on the ends of the said Ordinance to all intents and purposes, as if they had been herein particularly named.

Commissioners for approbation hereafter to be named shall be approved by Parliament.

Provided always, that all and every the Commissioners, who, in pursuance of the Ordinance before mentioned, Entituled, An Ordinance appointing Commissioners for Approbation of publique Preachers, shall hereafter in the intervals of Parliament be named or appointed, shall be afterwards approved by the next succeeding Parliament.

Articles granted by the Commander in chief in Scotland.

Provided also, That nothing contained in the Ordinance before mentioned, Entituled, An Ordinance of Pardon and Grace to the people of Scotland, shall be construed to impeach or invalidate any Articles granted by the Commander in chief of the Forces in Scotland for the time being, to any of the persons therein named or comprised, and which Articles have since been approved of by his Highness and the Councel.

Order of his Highness and Councel, 13 November, 1656.

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That one Order made by his Highness the Lord Protector and the Councel, bearing date the 13 of November, One thousand six hundred fifty six, and relating to the said last mentioned Ordinance, Entituled, An Ordinance of Pardon and Grace to the people of Scotland; And to one other Ordinance before mentioned, Entituled, An Ordinance for setling the Estates of several persons in Scotland in Trustees, for the uses herein expressed, shall be, and is hereby continued and confirmed, and shall stand, and be in full force and strength.

Several Provisoes to that Order.

Provided, That nothing in the said Order shall extend, or be construed to extend, to impeach the Right or Possession of any person or persons, of his or their Donatives, until he or they have received just satisfaction, as is expressed in the said Order: The first Moyety to be paid upon the First day of June, One thousand six hundred fifty seven, and then, or before, security be given to the said parties, to their content and good liking, for the payment of the latter Moyety upon the First day of October next following.

Provided also, That the rest of the Moneys payable by the said Order, be paid, the first Moyety, on or by the said First day of June, One thousand six hundred fifty seven, and the other Moyety, on or before the said First day of October then next following.

Provided also, That Countess of Lotherdale, shall have no benefit by the said Order, unless she shall within six moneths after the First day of May, One thousand six hundred fifty seven, release all her Right, Title, and Interest, in any other Lands or Estate in Scotland, claimed by her by way of Joynture.

Wives and children of Excepted persons in Scotland shall have six moneths time to release.

Provided also, that the Wife or Wives, or Children, mentioned in the Ordinance before mentioned, Entituled, An Ordinance for setling the Estates of several persons in the hands of Trustees, for the uses herein expressed: or in the other Ordinance before mentioned, Entituled, An Ordinance of Pardon and Grace to the people of Scotland, who are required to release their claims out of the con fiscated Estates, shall have six moneths time, from and after the said First day of May, One thousand six hundred fifty seven, to make and give such Release, which Release shall be, and is hereby declared to be as effectual, as if the same had been made within the time limited for the same.

All Acts and Ordinances from 20th of April, 1653. to 17 September, 1656. declared void, which are not hereby confirmed.

And it is further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That all other Acts and Ordinances, and every branch and clause therein contained, not confirmed by these presents, which have been made or passed between the Twentieth day of April, One thousand six hundred fifty six, be, and they are hereby declared to be, from and after the First day of July, One thousand six hundred fifty seven, absolutely null and void.

Nevertheless all acts done by vertue of them to stand good.

And that all Acts done or to be done, before the said first day of July, One thousand six hundred fifty seven, by vertue of, or in pursuance of the said Acts and Ordinances, or any of them, be, and they are hereby declared to be good and effectual in Law, to all intents and purposes. And all persons who have acted upon, or in the execution of any the said Acts and Ordinances, or who have enjoyed or do enjoy any lawfull advantage or priviledge, by any Judgement given, or Act done, by vertue of any the said Acts or Ordinances, shall be, and they are declared hereby to be for ever secured and Indempnified therein, as fully as if the said Acts and Ordinances had been, and still had continued Laws in full force and strength; any Law, Statute, Usage, or other matter or thing to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.

Several Orders of Parliament confirmed.

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the Orders of Parliament, or either house of Parliament, begun at Westminster the Third of November, One thousand six hundred and forty, for the granting or setting forth Land upon Oath to Sir Charls Coot, Lieutenant General Michael Jones, Sir John Reynolds, Colonel Jerome Sanchy, Sir George Aiscue, Doctor Henry Jones, the Relict of Sir Simon Harcourt, and the Relict of Colonel Benjamin Blundel, shall be, and are hereby declared to stand in force to all intents and purposes.