[26 June, 1657.]
Monthly rate of £5,000 for three months on Scotland.
Be it Enacted, And it is hereby Enacted by His Highness the
Lord Protector, and the Parliament, That toward the maintenance
against Spain, and other the affairs of the Commonwealth, The
Sum of Five thousand pounds Sterling per Mensem for three
Moneths, from the Twenty fifth day of March, One thousand six
hundred fifty seven, to the Twenty fifth day of June then next
following, Shall be Assessed, Taxed, Collected, Levied and Paid in
the several Counties, Cities, Towns and Places hereafter named
respectively, by the several Sums, and according to the several
Rates and Proportions, and in such manner as is hereafter expressed;
(viz.) For every moneth of the said three moneths;
Proportions on different counties.
Upon the County of Aberdeen, Two hundred eighty one pounds
fifteen shillings nine pence.
The Borough of Aberdeen, Fifty five pounds ten shillings.
The County of Air, Two hundred sixty seven pounds eight shillings.
The Borough of Air, Eleven pounds thirteen shillings and two
The Borough of Irwin, Eight pounds six shillings and six pence.
The County of Argile, One hundred thirty four pounds eleven
shilling six pence.
The County of Bamf, Seventy nine pounds nine shillings and seven
The Borough of Bamf, Two pounds fifteen shillings and six pence.
The Borough of Cullen, One pound and five shillings.
The County of Berwick, One hundred ninety four pounds seven
shillings six pence.
The Borough of Lawder, Two pounds eighteen shillings.
The County of Bute, Twenty one pounds six shillings and five pence.
The Borough of Rothsay, Two pounds and ten shillings.
The County of Caithnes, Forty one pounds eight shillings and two
The County of Clackmannan, Twenty four pounds six shillings,
The County of Cromarty, Four pounds fourteen shillings and
The County of Dumbarton, Fifty two pounds sixteen shillings and
The Borough of Dumbarton, Five pounds.
The County of Dumfrees, One hundred eighty seven pounds nine
The Borough of Dumfrees, Thirteen pounds seventeen shillings
and six pence.
The Borough of Sunquar, Sixteen shillings and eight pence.
The Borough of Lochmaben, Sixteen shillings and eight pence.
The Borough of Annan, Sixteen shillings and eight pence.
The County of Edenburgh, Two hundred and twenty pounds.
The City of Edenburgh, Two hundred ninety pounds fourteen
The County of Elgin, Seventy three pounds four shillings.
The Borough of Elgin, Five pounds eleven shillings.
The Borough of Forras, Two pounds and ten shillings.
The County of Fife, Three hundred forty eight pounds three shillings
and four pence.
The County of Kinross, Nine pounds and five shillings.
The Borough of St. Andrews, Twenty seven pounds fifteen shillings
The Borough of Dysert, Eleven pounds thirteen shillings and two
The Borough of Kircaldie, Twenty pounds and seven shillings.
The Borough of Anstruther Easter, Six pounds thirteen shillings
and four pence.
The Borough of Couper, Nine pounds and three shillings.
The Borough of Anstruther Wester, Two pounds and ten shillings.
The Borough of Pittenweamb, Five pounds eleven shillings.
The Borough of Dumfernling, Seven pounds six shillings.
The Borough of Creil, Nine pounds two shillings and eight pence.
The Borough of Kinghorn, three pounds and fifteen shillings.
The Borough of Innerkeithing, Four pounds three shillings and
The Borough of Kilrenny, One pound five shillings.
The Borough of Bruntisland, Nine pounds three shillings and two
The County of Forfar, Two hundred twenty six pounds four shillings
and five pence.
The Borough of Forfar, One pound fourteen shillings three pence.
The Borough of Dundee, Fifty eight pounds five shillings.
The Borough of Aberbroth, Three pounds fifteen shillings.
The Borough of Montrose, Sixteen pounds thirteen shillings.
The Borough of Breechin, Five pounds.
The County of Haddington, One hundred ninety two pounds eight
shilling six pence.
The Borough of Haddington, fifteen pounds three shillings.
The Borough of Dunbar, Nine pounds three shillings two pence.
The Borough of North Berwick, One pound fourteen shillings.
The County of Innerness and Ross, One hundred seventy nine
The Borough of Innerness, Twenty pounds sixteen shillings 3d.
The Borough of Tayn, four pounds three shillings and three pence.
The Borough of Dingwell, sixteen shillings and four pence.
The County of Kincardin, Sixty eight pounds six shillings and
The County of Lanerick, two hundred and eighteen pounds sixteen
The Borough of Lanerick, five pounds.
The Borough of Glasgow, fifty four pounds two shillings and four
The Borough of Rutherglen, One pound thirteen shillings and four
The County of Linlithgow, eighteen pounds fifteen shillings.
The Borough of Linlithgow, Twenty four pounds nineteen shillings
The Borough of Queensferry, Three pounds fifteen shillings.
The County of Nayrne, Nineteen pounds two shillings and six pence.
The Borough of Nayrne, One pound thirteen shillings six pence.
The County of Pebles, Seventy two pounds eight shillings and nine
The Borough of Pebles, Four pounds three shillings and three
The County of Orkney and Zetland, Seventy five pounds four
shillings and nine pence.
The County of Perth, Three hundred forty eight pounds three
The Borough of Perth, Thirty three pounds six shillings.
The Borough of Culross, Three pounds fifteen shillings.
The County of Renfrew, Ninety three pounds nine shillings nine
The Borough of Renfrew, three pounds six shillings and eight pence.
The County of Roxbrugh, two hundred fifty four pounds fifteen
shillings and 4d.
The Borough of Jedburgh, Seven pounds eight shillings and nine
The County of Selkirk, Sixty two pounds ten shillings.
The Borough of Selkirk, Five pounds eleven shillings.
The County of Sterling, One hundred twenty one pounds four
shillings seven pence.
The Borough of Sterling, nine pounds three shillings two pence.
The County of Southerland, twenty three pounds four shillings and
The Borough of Dornock, One pound five shillings.
The County of Wigton, with the Stewartry of Kirkowbright, One
hundred eighty five pounds two shillings nine pence.
The Borough of Wigton, Five pounds sixteen shillings and seven
The Borough of Kirkowbright, Six pounds thirteen shillings six
The Borough of Whitehorn, One pound fourteen shillings.
The Borough of Galloway, nine shillings.
And it be further Enacted, and it is Enacted by the Authority
aforesaid, That the Persons hereafter named shall be Commissioners
of the several and respective Counties, Cities, Towns and Places
hereafter named; (viz.)
Shire of Argile.
For the shire of Argile, General George Monk, one of His Highness Council in Scotland, John Campbel of Glenurgh, Duncan
Steuart of Appein, Collein Campbel of Lockniel, John Campbel of
Downstasnake, George Campbel,—Campbel of Barbreck, James
Campbel of Arkinglus, Arch bald Campbel of Drumfinie,—
Campbel of Kilcon, William Ralston of Ralston, —Campbel of
Skippinisk, Sir Davel Campbel of Achinbrok, Macdowel of Raray,
Macdowal of Dinellut.
County of Bamf.
For the County of Bamf, Sir Alexander Abercrombie of Galcross
knight, Alexander Ogilvie of Kempkarn, Alexander Urquhart of
Dunlugus, Alexander Gardny of Troup, Alexander Douglas Doctor
of Medicine, George Gordon of Achintowlk, William Junes of
Kniermony, Walter Junes of Afflimcart, James Sutherland of
Kinminety, Mr. John Abercromby of Farskan, Mr. James Hay
Town of Bamf.
For the Town of Bamf. The Magistrates for the time being;
Alexander Douglas Doctor of Medecine, John Gordon, Burgess,
Robert Hambleton, — Bury, — Gilbert Mair.
Town of Cullen.
For the town of Cullen, The Magistrates for the time being;
William Leisly of Birdsbank, George Lawty, John Ogelvy, Burgess.
County of Berwick.
For the County of Berwick and Lauder, General George Monk,
John Swinton one of the Council in Scotland, James Earl of Hoom,
Sir William Corbune of Lanton, John Hoom of Balcader, John
Hoom of Renton, Robert Sinclar of Lockermakis, George Hoom
of Camier, Archibald Johnston of Hilton, Walter Pringil of Greengnew, Patrick Wardlaw, George Home of Kinnergem, Patrick Bog
of Burnthouses, Archbald Douglas of Lumsden, John Hoom of
Kelso, John Edgar of Wedderley, John Ramsey of Edinton, William
Sommerwel in Hilton, James Home of Castleshaw, Sir James
Cocburn of Rislaw, Mark Ker of Moriston, John Grayden of Erislaw.
Borough of Cawder.
For the Borough of Cawder, The Bayliffs for the time, Alexander
County of Bute.
For the county of Bute, General George Monk, one of His Highness Council in Scotland; Sir James Stewart of Kirktown, Sir
Robert Montgomery of Skelmurly, John Hamilton, Bayliff of
Arran; David Bird of Kelburn, John Stewart of Askoge, Symon
Stewart of Kilkatin, — Stewart of Ardinhoe, — Bannatyne of
For the Burgh of Rothsay, The Provost and Bayliffs for the time
being, Hector Bannatyne, Mr. Patrick Stewart.
For Aberdeenshire, General George Monk, one of His Highness
Council in Scotland, and Commander in Chief of the Forces there;
Gilbert Earl of Arrol, Major General Morgan, Colonel Cobet,
Alexander Douglas Doctor in Medecine, Stephen Winthrop, William
Aichel, John Cotterel, Michael Richardson, Esqs; George Gourdon
of Conclarachy, James Boord of Auchmeden, Alexander Morrison
of Bogney, Gent; William Master of Forbes, Arthur Forbes of
Aight, Alexander Forbes of Boynby, Gent. Sir Robert Forquhar
of Moony, Sir John Gourden of Haddo, John Woodney of that Ilk,
Alexander Master of Frazer, Alexander Frazer of Philorth John
Forbes of Bith, William Forbes younger of Leschy, Thomas Forbes
of Acorthin, Robert Ferguson of Inwercald, Alexander Jephreys
of Kingwells, Robert Forbes Tutor of Oragivae, Robert Burnet
Advocate, Thomas Gourden, Gent.
City of Aberdeen.
For the city of Aberdeen, The Provost and Bayliffs for the time
being; Colonel Cobet, Stephen Winthrop, William Michel Esquire,
Sir Robert Forquhar, Thomas Clargis Doctor in Medecine, Andrew
More Doctor in Medecine, Major Richardson, Mr. Alexander
Jephres, Mr. William More, John Jephres, Alexander Forbes,
Alexander Williamson, John Mallis Burgesses; Mr. Thomas
Melvin, Thomas Grey, Robert Forbes, Alexander Robertson, Mr.
Robert Petrie, Alexander Alexander, Walter Cockeram.
County of Air.
For the County of Air, General George Monk, Earl of Casilis,
Lord Cockram, Roger Sawrey, — Crisp, Esqs; Henry Campbell
of Cessnock, James Fullertoun of Fullertoun, John Chambers of
Gaitgirth, John Hadden of Ontisbin, Gilbert Richard of Barskining,
John Schora of Sornbeg, David Boswel of Achinlob, William
Giffan, Esq; John Blair of Blair, Sir John Crawford of Kilburn,
Sir William Moor of the Wallen, Sir Robert Montgomery of Skelmurle, James Dunlope of Dunlope, Robert Boyd of Pitcon, James
Crawford of Baidland, John Cunningham of Baidland, David Boyl
of Kelburn, John Kennedie of Collen, Alexander Kennedie of
Craigoche, John Mack-Alexander of Corscluys, John Whytford of
Balloche, — Boyd of Trochrig, — Kennedie of Knockdaw, —
Mackilvien younger of Crimet, Thomas Wallas of Fail. David Blair
younger of Adamtoun, James Blair of Munton.
Borough of Air.
For the Borough of Air, The Provost and Bayliffs for the time
being; Lieutenant Colonel Sourey, Captain John Spencer, William
Cunningham, John Crauford, John Kennedy, John Osburn,
Gilbert Macalmont, Theophilus Rankein, John Paterson Burgess.
Borough of Irwin.
For the Borough of Irwin, The Provost and Bayliffs for the time
being, Mr. Robert Barclay, Allen Dunlep, John Dunlep, Burgess.
County of Caithnes.
For the County of Cathnes, George Monk, the Earl of Caithnes,
William Sinclaire of May, James Innes of Sansyde, John Murray of
Penniland, James Sinclare of Assers, John Cunningham the elder,
Shire of Clackmannan.
For the Shire of Clackmannon, General George Monk, one of His
Highness Council, Sir Charles Erskin of Aba, James Holburn of
Mensterry, Sir William Bruce of Stenhouse, Thomas Read Esq;
John Cloberry Esq. — Bruce of Keneth, Meldrum of Tillivolly,
Andrew Bruce of Clackmannon, and Robert Yong in Claokmannon.
Shire of Cromarty.
For the Shire of Cromarty, General George Monk, Miles Man
Esq; Sir Ludowick Gordoun, in Cromarty, Robert Leisly.
County of Dumbarton.
For the County of Dumbarton, General George Monk, one of His
Highness Council in Scotland, Earl of Wigtoune, Sir John Coluhoon
of Luss, Sir James Hamilton of Orbiston, Richard Ashfield Esq;
Robert Boyd of Drumer, Thomal Talbot, Henry Donnel, Esquires,
Wil Davise Esq; Governor of Dumbarton Castle, Sir Aula Macaula
of Arnicaple, John Douglas of Raystoun, the younger; Robert
Hamilton of Barnes, William Stirling of Law, John Colwhoon of
Kilmerdimry, John Murhead of Craigtoun,— Minhead of Lacknow,
junior; Mr. Crauford of Gloverbill, Mr. James Fleeming of Oxgange.
For Dumbarton Town, the Provost and Bailiffs for the time being,
the Governor of Dumbarton Castle for the time being, John
Smallet, William Campbel, Patrick Ewing Burgess.
County of Dumfreize.
For the County of Dumfrieze, General George Monk, one of His
Highness Council, Charls Howard Esquire one of the Council, Earl
of Nidsdale, James Earl of Hartfield, Sir John Grior of Lag, Sir
William Douglas of Kilhead, Jeremiah Tolhurst Esquire, John
Grimsditch, Esq; William Grew Esq; John Crighton of Craidford
Town, John Scott of Garmburrye, John Scot of Newborrough,
Thomas Fargison of Kaeloch, Robert Macluen of Lockhioll, James
Johnston of Corhead, Robert Forgison of Cragedocock, James
Johnston of Westraid, Archibald Douglas of Dornick, William
Douglass of Morton. For the Borroughs of Dumfreeze,
Sanweare, Loqubmaban, Annan, the respective Provosts and
Bayliffs for the time being.
Shire of Edenburgh.
For the Shire of Edinburgh, General George Monk, one of His
Highness Council in Scotland, Samuel Disbrow, one of His Highness
Council in Scotland, Sir Edward Rodes, one of His Highness Council
in Scotland, Adrian Scroop one of His Highness Council in Scotland, Nathaniel Whetham, one of His Highness Council in Scotland,
John Swinton of Swinton, one of His Highness Council in Scotland,
William Earle of Lothian, John Earl of Tivedale, the Lord Borthwick, Sir James Macgall of Cranston, Thomas Hebrion of Humby,
Sir Alexander Inglish of Ingliston, Sir John Wauchop of Niddery,
Sir James Hope of Hopton, Sir Archbold Johnson of Wariston
Sir James Stewart of Kirkfield, Samuel Johnston Esq; John
Thomson Esq; Henry Whaley Esq; Walter Cheesley, Esq; Timothy
Wilks Esq; Abraham Homes Esq; Andrew Abernethy Esq; Dr.
George Putneys, Richard Clifton Esq; — Brown in Muscleburgh,
— Richardson of Smeeton, Sir Robert Dobey of Stenehill, William
Rigg of Carbery, William Purneys of Aby-Hill, Samuel Atkins Esq;
Patrick Scot of Larigshaw, Mr. Robert Preston of Uterhill, Mr. John
Inglis of Cramond, Mark Kerse of Cockpend, Mr. Robert Smith of
Smithfield, Sir John Smith of Grotthill.
City of Edinburgh.
For the City of Edinburgh, The Provosts and Bayliffs for the time
being, Timothy Wilks Esq Richard Clifton Esq; Quarter Master
General Caringtoune, John Josse Esq; David Wilkie, E q; Sir
John Smith, Sir James Stewart, Mr. John Elies, Mr. John Harper,
Mr. John Milne, Robert Lockhart, Andrew Bryson Esq; Mr.
Thomas Kincaid, William Thomson Town-Clerk, Mr. Walter Borthwick, Captain James Crawford, Mr. William Ramsay.
Shire of Elgin.
For the Shire of Elgen, General George Monk, one of His Highness
Council in Scotland, Richard Boke, Sir Ludovick Gordon, Sir Robert
Innes, elder; the Lord Brodie, Dunbar of Westfield, — Brodie
of Sethem younger, Robert Innes, Alexander Douglas, Charles
Gordon, David Dunbarr Esquires.
Burrough of Elgen.
For the Burrough of Elgen, the Magistrates for the time being,
John Hay, Alexander Dunbarr, Mr. John Douglas.
Burrough of Forras.
For the Burrough of Forras, the Magistrates for the time being,
William Dunbarr, John Lang, Alexander Winchester.
Counties of Fyf and Kinros.
For the Counties of Fyf and Kinros, General George Monk,—
Bermouth of Balcanie, Sir James Lumsden younger, Sir Thomas
Nairne, The Laird of Minncrif, Sir Thomas Gourley, — Minuncris
of Randerstoune, George Lord Melvill, Sir John Aystoun, David
Beathoun Creich, Sir John Preston of Airdrie, Gavin Wemyss of
Wuthauk,— Lindsay of Munt, Mr. James Cheap, David Earle of
Wemyss, Sir John Wemyss, Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie, the
Laird of Oruck, Mr. David Wemiss of Balsarg, Mr. Andrew Aystoun
of Kinglessie, Mr. Andrew Muncris, John Earl of Tueddal, Sir Henry
Watla of Pittievie, Robert Dempter of Babugie, John Scot of Spencer
field, the Laird of Dobbhill, Sir James Halkie.
Burroughs of St. Andrews.
For the Burroughs of St. Andrews; Dysert, Kirkaldie, CowperAnstruther-Easter, Pittenweem, Dumfermling, Creall, Kinghorn,
Anstruther-Wester, Inner Keithing, Kildremy, Bruntisland, The
Provosts and Bayliffs for the time being respectively.
Shire of Forfar.
For the Shire of Forfar, General George Monk, one of His Highness Council in Scotland, James Lord Carnegie, John Lindley of
Edgel, Robert Arbuthnott of Findaurie, George Summer of Balzeordie, James Scot of Sogie, David Lord Lowry, Peter Young of
Seaton, Sir James Ogilvie, James Ruthen of Gardine, The Lord
Brierheine, Sir Alexander Widderburne, Olive Campbel of Lindie,
Colonell Ralph Cobbett, the Lord Cooper, — Creichton of Ruthwin,
John Ogilvie of Balsoar, David Graham of Fintrie, Frederick Lyon
of Brigtone, Harie Mawle of Melgin, Colonel David Barcley.
Burrough of Dundee.
For the Burrough of Dundee, the Magistrates for the time being
Sir Alexander Wedderburn, John Scrimgeor, William Duncane
the elder, Alexander Watson, David Yeoman.
For Montross, the Magistrates for the time being, James Scott,
Hercules Scott, Hercules Tailyeour, James Peddie.
For Brechein, the Magistrates for the time being, George Skinner,
George Steill, Robert Dempster, David Donaldson.
For Forfar, the Magistrates for the time being, William Gray,
For Arbrothe, the Magistrate for the time being, Alexander
Kidd, John Sithie.
Shire of Haddington.
For the Shire of Haddington, General George Monk, one of
His Highness Council in Scotland, John Swinton of Swintone,
Esq; one of His Highness Council in Scotland, James Earl of
Hoom, William Earl of Roxbrough, John Earl of Haddington,
John Earle of Tivedayll, the Viscount of Kingstone, Edward Whalley
Esquire; Commissary General, Sir Robert Fletcher, of Saltone,
Sir James Hay, Thomas Hepburne of Humbie, George Hoom
of Foord, Robert Hepburne of Keith, John Hepburne of Smeeton
— Browne of Colstone, Francis Hepburne of Beenstone, Mr. Robert
Sinclare of Longformagus, Mr. Alexander Hay of Bars, Doctor
Hepburn, Thomas Hamilton of Preston, Sir Alexander Morisone of
Preston Grange, Archbald Sydserfe of Ronchlau, Robert Atkison,
Burrough of Hadington.
For the Burrough of Hadington, the Provost and Bayliffs for
the time being, John Slergh, James Cokburne, William Seatoun,
Alexander Swintoun, George Cockburne, Burgesses.
Burrough of Dunbar.
For the Burrough of Dunbar, the Bailiff for the time being,
George Adamson, George Forrest, Thomas Purneys, Mr. George
Thomson, William Bryson, William Nood, Walter Young, William
Burrough of North Berwick.
For the Burrough of North Berwick, the Magistrates for the
Shire of Innernesse.
For the shire of Innernesse, General George Monk, Earl of Murray,
Hugh Frazer, Master of Lovet, Sir James Mackdonel, Hugh Frazer
of Stroney, Kenith Mackinsey of Coole,—Mackinsey of Kilcowey,
the Laird of Mackentosh, William Mackentosh of Kellyhay Senior,
Alexander Mackentosh of Cannage, Myles Man, John Hill, John
Forbus of Colodin,—Frenser of Belledrum junior.
Shire of Ross.
For the Shire of Rosse, Generall George Monk, Miles Man Esq.;
Sir Robert Monroe of Fowles, Robert Leisley of Finrassie, Robert
Gray of Arboe.
Burgh of Invernesse.
For the Burgh of Invernesse, The Provost and Bayliffes for the
time being, John Forbes, David Cuthbert Deane of Guild, Daniel
Fowler, Duncan Forbes, John Polson, Alexander Dunbar, James
Fowler and Robert Bayle Burgesses.
Burgh of Taine.
For the Burgh of Taine, The Provost and Bayliffs for the time
being, David Rosse, James Hay, Maccullock of Kendert and sonne
to the late Lauchlan Rosse, Burgesses.
Burgh of Dingwell.
For the Burgh of Dingwell, the Provost and Bayliffs for the
time being, MacRaw and Maitland Robertson Burgesses.
Sheriffdome of Kincardine.
For the Sheriffdome of Kincardine, General George Monk one
of His Highness Council for Scotland, Robert Viscount of Arbuthnott, Sir Alexander Carnegie, Sir Robert Grahame, The Lord
Halcartone, Sir Gilb. Ramsay, William Rait Esq; John Barclay
Esq; Thomas Allardes Esq; Harie Barclay Esq; Andrew Arbuth
no, Esq; Robert Keith Esq; John Stretton of Lawrenston,
Will. Neparte, David Barclay.
Shire of Lannerick.
For the Shire of Lannerick, Generall George Monk, one of His
Highness Council in Scotland, Sir William Lockhart of His Highness
Council in Scotland, the Earl of Carnwath, the Lord Blantyre,
Sir William Carmichaell, Sir Daniell Carmichaell, Sir John Cheisly,
Sir James Hamilton of Orbieston, Sir Wil. Weir, Sir William Bailzie,
Sir Walter Stewart, Sir Robert Hamilton, Collonell Asfield, Lieut.
Coll. Symons, Major Dorney, James Hamilton of Dalzell, James
Hamilton of Woodsal, Mr. John Lockhart Advocate, James Crafurd of Kipbie, John Bannatyne of Corhous, Senr. William Bailey
of Hardington, William Laurie of Blackwood, George Lockhart,
Advocate, James Stewart of Castlemilh, James Hamilton of Salcraig, William Brown of Dolphington, William Lindsay of Cowington,
Thomas Hamilton of Prestone, John Somerwell of Drum, Gawin
Hamilton of Roploch, William Lockhart of Park, William Chancellor
of Sheil Hill, William Bailzie of Littergill, James Bell of Littlegowan,
Halbert Nisbit, George Lockhart Esquires.
Town of Rutherglen.
For the Town of Rutherglen, The Provost and Bayliffs for the
time being, David Spence, Walter Riddell Burgess.
City of Glasgow.
For the City of Glasgow, the Provost, Bayliffs, and Dean of
Gild for the time being. Colonel Ashfield, Major Dorney, John
Bell, John Graham, George Potterfeil, John Walkenishaw, Walter
Neilson, Mr. John Spreult Burgess, John Anderson of Dowhill.
Town of Lannerick.
For the Town of Lannerick, the Bayliffs for the time being,
Gedeon Jarck, Michael Gemble.
Shire of Linlithgow.
For the shire of Linlithgow, General George Monk, one of His
Highness Council in Scotland, Sir Robert Drummond of Medox,
Sir Joseph Douglas of Dundas of that Ilk, elder,—Dundas of that
Ilk younger, George Dundas of Dudiston, George Drummond of
Carlowry, and Andrew Bryson Esq.
Burgh of Linlithgow.
For the Burgh of Linlithgow and Queensferrie, the Provost
and Bayliffs for the time being.
County of Nayrne.
For the County of Nayrne, General George Monk, one of His
Highness Council in Scotland, Richard Beck Esq; Brodie of Lethew
elder, Cambell of Cadell, Rosse of Clova, Sutherland of Kinsterie,
Falconare of Moynies.
Burrough of Nayrne.
For the Burrough of Nayrne, the Magistrates for the time being.
Shire of Pebles.
For the Shire of Pebles, General George Monk, one of His Highness
Council in Scotland, Samuel Disbrow one of His Highness Council
in Scotland, John Earl of Traquair, John Earl of Tivedayll, Sir
Alexander Murray of Blakbarony, Sir John Netch of Dark, Sir
Michael Nesmith of Posso, David Murray of Stanhope, Mr. John
Hay of Haystoune, Robert Hunter of Polmund, Robert Murray
of Skirling, William Horsbrught of Horsbrught, Archbald Murray
of Blackbarony younger, Henry Whalley, Esquires.
Burrough of Pebles.
For the Burrough of Pebles, the Provost and Bayliffs for the
time being, John Plenderlegth Burgess.
County of Orkney and Zetland.
For the County of Orkney and Zetland, George Monk Generall,
—Stewart, younger of Maynes, Patrick Blaire, John Sykes,—
Hubbleshem Esquires, James Moody of the Wells.
Shire of Perth.
For the Shire of Perth, General George Monk, one of His Highness
Council in Scotland, John Earl of Tullibardin, David Earl of Weam,
James Lord Drumond, Sir Edward Rans, J—Earle of Linthigoe,
James Lord Cooper, Thomas Lord Ruthvan, Sir Thomas Blair
of Baltheyock, Sir William Achinfleck of Balmannow, Sir Peter
Hay of Magnich, elder; Sir Thomas Stewart of Gawrintilley,
Sir James Campbell of Laws, William Daniel, John Pearson, Francis
Aldersey, Esqs; Sir George Preston of Valleyfield,—Dennis
Esq, Governor of Weems; Rouland Gascoun Esq; George
Elsmoore Esq; Governor of Drumond, Peter Hay of Lees, John
Blair of Arblair,—Campbell of Cruning, James Menzies of Coldary,
Alexander Menzies of Comery, Henry Christer of Header, John
Campbell of Glanlinrguy, Elder; Patrick Rottrey of Craighall,
James Master of Rolle, John Drumond of Ballosh, Mr. George
Olniaed of Pethibles, John Campbel of Knockhill, William Murray
of Ochtertyre, junior, William Blair of Kinfauns, James Stewart
of Aborthlick, Junior; James Sterling Baron of Anthyl,—Robertson of Stralloch, Dowell Robertson of Kinkragy, John Campbell
of Fordy, Hugh Mitchell of Kincherothy, John Moncrith of Easter
Moncrith, David Drumond of Envermay, James Mercer of Aldeg,
Mr. Thomas Murray and John Campbell of Glanochy younger.
Burrough of Perth.
For the Burrough of Perth, the Provost and Bayliffs for the time.
Burrough of Calrosse.
For the Burrough of Calrosse, the Bayliffs for the time.
Countie of Renfrew.
For the County of Renfrew, General George Monk, William Lord
Cochran, Sir James Hamilton of Orbistoun, Sir George Maxwell of
Netherpollos, Sir Lodowick Houston of Houston, Sir Patrick
Maxwell of Newark, John Shaw younger of Grinock, John Potterfield younger of Duchele, William Moor of Canlewek, William Moor
of Channeristoun, Sir Adam Blair of Bogtoun, Archbald Stewart
of Scottistoun, Gawin Walkinshaw of Walkinshaw, John Birsbain
of Bishoptoun, Patrick Fleming of Barrochane, James Orr of
Langstellie, Sir John Craffurd of Kilbirnie, Gawin Cochran Esq;
Cornelius Crawfurd of Jordan-hill, Robert Alexander of Paisley,
James Wallis of Bardran, — Cunningham of Craigens.
Town of Renfrew.
For the Town of Renfrew, the Provost and Bayliffs for the time
being, John Sprence, Robert Pollock, John Somerwell, Burgesses.
County of Roxburgh.
For the County of Roxburgh, George Monk General, William
Earle of Roxborough, William Earle of Lothian, Charls Howard,
one of His Highness Council, Sir Archibald Douglas, Sir Andrew
Ker, Sir Gilbert Eliot, Sir Thomas Ker, Gilbert Ker Esq; Andrew
Ker of Snilays, Pringle of Stichell, John Scot of Langshaw,
John Rutherford of Edderston, John Scot of Garumbery, Gideon
Scot of High Chester, William Ker of Newton, Patrick Scot of
Thirleston, Patrick Scott of Langshaw, Robert Scot of Bradoch,
Robert Ker of Crelinghall, Henry Mackdowall of Mackerstane.
Burgh of Jedburgh.
For the Burgh of Jedburgh, the Provost and Bayliffs for the
time, William Ainslie, Stephen Robson, Adam Anslie, James
Shire of Selkirk.
For the Shire of Selkirk, General George Monk, one of His
Highness Council in Scotland, Col. Charles Howard, one of His
Highness Council in Scotland, Samuel Disbrow one of His Highness
Council in Scotland, John Earle of Traquair, Sir William Scot of
Eckwood, Alexander Pringle of Whitebank younger, Patrick Scot
of Thirlestone, George Pringle of Toudley younger, Henry Whalley
Esq; — Scot of Langshaw younger, John Murray of Philip
Hauch, John Riddall of Hauning.
Burrough of Selkirk.
For the Burrough of Silkirk, the Bayliffs for the time being.
Gawyn Murray, Francis Eliot Burgesses.
Shire of Stirling.
For the Shire of Stirling, Generall George Monk one of His
Highness Council in Scotland, Thomas Read Esq, Sir Thomas
Nicholston of Carnoch, Sir William Bruce of Stenhouse, John
Cloberry Esq, Sir Alexander Pearson of Southall, Mr. John Justice,
John Coburn Esq; and Sir Thomas Hope of Hopton.
Burgh of Stirling.
For the Burgh of Sterling, the Provost and Bayliffs of Sterling
for the time being.
Shire of Sutherland.
For the Shire of Sutherland, Generall George Monk, Commander
in Chief of the Army in Scotland; John Earl of Sutherland, George
Lord Strathnavern, Sir Robert Gordon of Embo, Sir Robert Monroe
of Fowlis, Miles Man, Esq; Robert Gray of Skiboe, Alexander Gray
of Kreich, Patrick Dunbarre of Sydree, David Rosse of Pitcaline,
Robert Gray of Arboe, John Sutherland of Celin,—Murray of
Spanndall, William Gordoun in Doill, John Crawford, Josias
Burgh of Dornock.
For the Burgh of Dornock, the Provost and Bayliffs for the time
being, and Mr. Robert Gray.
Shire of Wigton and Kirkowbright.
For the Shire of Wigton and Kirkowbright, General George
Monk, John Earl of Cassilis, James Earle of Galloway, Sir John
Macgie, Sir Andrew Agnew, John Lord Kirkowdbright, William
Grierson of Bargorton, William Gordon of Craik-Cow, Alexander
Mackdowall of Logon,—Mackdowall of French, Alexander Maccullo
of Marton, John Dunbarr of Mochdrum, William Gordon of Earleston, John Gordon of Rusco,—Lenox of Kaly, John Maxwell of
Milnton, William Gordon of Chimers, Sir Robert Maxwell of Orcharton, David Dunbar of Baldon, Alexander Stuart of Fisgil, James
Dalrimpill of Stoir, Patrick Macdowall of Logan, John Vans of
Barnbarro, John Macdowall of Kilespie, Patrick Macgie of Largs,
William Maxwell of Monreith, John Houston of Drumaston,
William Macquffock, William Adair of Kinhilt, Captain William
Green, Colonel William Stuart, Maxwell of Monshein, Sir James
Burrough of Wigton.
For the Burrough of Wigton, the Provost and Bayliffs for the
time being, Adamachy, John Dunbar, Hugh Keeneere, Burgesses.
Burrough of Kirkowbright.
For the Burrough of Kirkowbright, the Provost and Bayliffs for
the time being, Carlen late Provost, Fallerton late Bayliff, Downing
Burrough of Whitehorn.
For the Burrough of Whitehorn, the Provost and Bayliffs for
the time being.
Burrough of Galloway.
For the Burrough of Galloway, the Provost and Bayliffs for the
Above assessment to be by pound rate.; Commissioners, when and where to meet.
And for the more equal and right proportioning the several sums
before mentioned, Be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid,
That the several Sums of Money to be Rated, Assessed and Levyed
by vertue of this Act, shall be Taxed and Assessed by a Pound Rate,
on the several Parishes in the respective Counties, Cities, and places
aforesaid, for all and every their Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments,
Annuities, Rents, Parks, Warrens, Goods, Chattels, Stock, Merchandizes, Office, or any other real or personal Estate whatsoever,
according to the value thereof; that is to say, so much upon Every
Twenty shillings Rent or yearly value of Land and real Estate, and
so much upon Money, Stock, and other personal Estate, by an equal
Rate (wherein every Twenty pounds in Money, Stock, or other
personal Estate, shall bear the like charge as shall be laid upon
every twenty shillings yearly Rent or yearly value of Land) as will
raise the Monthly Sum or Sums charged upon the respective
Counties, Cities and Towns aforesaid: For the better effecting
whereof, It is hereby Enacted, That the several and respective
Commissioners hereby appointed for the several and respective
Counties, Cities, and Towns aforenamed, 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 Fifteenth day of
July in this present year One thousand six hundred fifty seven.
Directions to Commissioners for execution of Act.; Surveyors and assessors.; Second general meeting.; Commissioners may administer; oath to surveyors and assessors.
And the said Commissioners, or so many of them as shall then
and there attend and be present, shall cause this present Act to be
put in Execution, according to their best discretion and judgement;
and having agreed amongst themselves of some general Rules and
Directions for the doing thereof, and appointed another time for
the second General Meeting, which shall be on or before the nine
and twentieth day of July aforesaid at the furthest, to Receive the
Returns from the several Counties, Stewartries, Cities, Burroughs,
Parishes, and Places; And then with all convenient speed they or
any two or more of them, shall nominate and appoint Two or Three
of the honest and able Inhabitants in the several and respective
Parishes to be Surveyors and Assessors; who (or any Two of them)
are to ascertain and rate the yearly value and profits of the said
Parishes and Places for which they shall be appointed Surveyors
and Assessors, and shall return the same to the said Commissioners,
or to such person or persons as shall be appointed to receive the
same, four days at the least before the Second General Meeting of
the said Commissioners; to the end that the said Commissioners
may deliver in all the Surveys to be made throughout the said
Counties, Cities and Towns aforesaid, at the said Second general
meeting appointed as aforesaid, at or before the Nine and twentieth
of July, One thousand six hundred fifty seven aforesaid. And for
the better proceeding and more perfect discovery of the truth in
the said Surveys, that the intention of an equal Rate throughout
the several places aforesaid, and every part of them, may be obtained,
the said Commissioners in their several and respective Divisions
and Limits, or any two of them may and are hereby authorized
to Administer an Oath (if they shall see cause, unto the respective
Surveyors and Assessors, for their faithful discharge of the trust
reposed in them, and for the just and impartial dealing in the same:
And the said Commissioners, or the major part of so many of them
as shall be present at the said Second general meeting, shall upon
view and perusal of the said several Surveys cast up the true yearly
revenue and profits of the whole County, City, or Town, to the end
that an equal Pound-rate may be appointed upon every Parish,
according to the proportion and sum of Money charged upon the
said County, City or Town, by vertue of this present Act; which
proportion and equall rate the said Commissioners or the major
part of them present, as aforesaid, are by vertue of this Act authorized and appointed to make.
And that being done, the Commissioners or any two of them,
shall by themselves, or by their Warrants to the High Constables
and other Officers or persons within their several Divisions, cause
the said severall proportions and sums of money for the whole three
Moneths to be at once equally assessed and taxed in due manner and
form, according to the true intent and meaning of this Act, and
appoint Assessors for the perfecting thereof, who are hereby authorized and required to put the businesse with all care and diligence
in present Execution, observing the Rules in this Act prescribed
for the equall Assessing of all Estates both reall and personall, within
the Parishes of their respective Divisions. And for the compleating
of the sum or proportion charged upon the same. And to the end
the said Rates be equally and indifferently Assessed, and the Moneys
duly collected and true Accompt thereof made, the said Assessors
are hereby required within six dayes after such Assessments made,
to deliver one copy of their respective Assessments fairly written
and subscribed by them, unto the said Commissioners in their
respective Divisions. And the said Commissioners or any two or
more of them are hereby ordered and required to sign and seal two
Duplicates of the said respective Assessements, whereof one Duplicate
the said respective Commissioners are to deliver to the respective
Collectors, with Warrant forthwith to collect the said three Moneths,
so as the whole sum due for the same, may be paid as in this Act is
directed, to the respective Receivers General of His Highness
Revenue in Scotland, and another Duplicate to the Commissioners
of his Highness Exchequer in Scotland.
Commissioners may name collectors; Allowances of collector nd clerks.; Distress on refusal to pay rates.; Assistance to collectors.; Commissioners to determine differences between distrainers and distrained.; Where distress cannot be had, persons refusing to pay to be imprisoned and their estates sequestered.; Tenants to pay rates and deduct landlords' share from rents.
And the said severall Commissioners, or any two or more of them,
are hereby authorized from time to time to nominate and appoint
one or more sufficient, honest and able persons in every Division
or Allotment, to be Collectors of the said Money so assessed and
rated, which said Collectors and every of them, are hereby authorized
and required forthwith to collect the said Money so Assessed: And
the said Commissioners or any three or more of them, are hereby
authorized to allow one peny in the pound to the said Collectors,
and their Sub-Collectors, for their pains in Assessing and Collecting
the said Moneys, and one peny in the pound to the Commissioners
Clerks for their pains in fair writing the Assessments and Duplicates: And if any persons shall refuse or neglect to pay any sum of
Money whereat he shall be rated or assessed, That then it shall and
may be lawfull to and for the said Collectors, or any of them (who
are hereby authorized and required thereunto) to Levy the sum
Assessed by distress and sale of the Goods of such Persons so refusing
or neglecting to pay, deducting the sum assessed, and reasonable
charges of distraining, and restore the over-plus to the owner
thereof; And to break open any House, Trunk, Chest, or Box, or
any thing where any such Goods are, and to call to th ir Assistance
any of the Forces next adjacent, to or within the Cities, Counties,
Towns, or places where any resistance shall be made, or any other
Officer or Officers, person or persons, Civil or Military, whatsoever;
which said Forces, Officers, and Persons, are hereby required to be
aiding and assisting in the Premises, as they will answer the contrary
at their perils. And if any difference or question happen upon the
taking of such distress between the parties distrained or distraining,
the same shall be ended and determined by the said Commissioners,
or any two or more of them, and the said severall Commissioners,
or any two or more of them, are hereby authorized to use such other
lawfull wayes or means for the speedy levying of the said Assessments, as to them shall be thought fit: And if any person or persons
shall neglect or refuse to pay the Assessments, and convey his or
their Goods, or other personal Estate, whereby the sum of Money
so assessed cannot be Levyed according to this Act, then the said
respective Commissioners, or any two or more of them, are hereby
authorized to imprison the person, and Sequester the Estates of
every such person, for the advancement of the said Service: And
the severall and respective Tenants or Tenant of all Houses and
Land, which shall be rated by vertue of this Act, are hereby required
and authorized to pay such sums of Money as shall be rated upon
such House or Lands, and to deduct out of their Rents so much of
the said Rates, as in respect of the said Rents of every such House
and Land, the Landlords should or ought to pay and bear; and the
said Landlords, both mediate and immediate, according to their
respective interests, are hereby required to allow such deductions
and payment upon the receipt of the residue of their Rents.
Commissioners to settle differences between; landlords and tenants.; Directions for new assessment in places unassessed, etc.
And be it Enacted that every Tenant, paying the said Assessment,
shall be acquitted and discharged for so much money as the said
Assessments shall amount to, as if the same had been actually paid
unto such person or persons unto whom his Rents should have been
due and payable: And if any difference shall arise between Landlord
and Tenant, or any other concerning the said Rates, the said severall
Commissioners or any two or more of them, in their said severall
Divisions, shall and have hereby power to settle the same as they
shall think fit: And in case the proportions set by this Act upon all
and every the respective Counties, Cities, Towns and places, shall
not be so fully Assessed, Levyed and Paid according to the true
meaning thereof; or that if any of the said Assessments shall be
rated or imposed upon any person not being of ability to pay the
same, or upon any empty or void House or Land, where the same
cannot be collected or levyed, or that through any other wilfulness,
negligence, mistake, or accident, the said Assessment shall fall short,
and not be payd, so that the whole sum by this Act charged upon
each County, City or place, happens not to be payed to the said
Receivers Generall, by the times and as in this Act directed, That
then and in all and every such cases, the severall and respective
Commissioners, Assessors, and Collectors aforesaid, and every of
them respectively, are hereby authorized and required, to Assess
or cause to be Assessed, Collected, Levyed and payed, all and every
such sum and sums of Money upon the respective Counties, Cities,
Town or Places, or upon the several and respective Divisions and
Parishes where the same shall be Unassessed, not Collected, Levied,
or not payd, the said New Assessment to be made, Collected, Levyed
and payd, in such manner, and by such means as in this Act for the
Assessment is declared.
Commissioners may relieve persons overrated.
And it is further Enacted, that if any person or persons shall
find him or themselves aggrieved, that he or they, is, or are overrated, and shall within six dayes after demand made of the sum
of money Assessed on him or them, complain to the Commissioners
who signed or allowed his or their Assessment, the major part
of the said Commissioners who signed or allowed his or their Assessment, shall have and have hereby power upon examination, within
eight days after the demand as aforesaid, to relieve such person or
persons and to charge the same upon such other person or persons
as they shall see cause: And the said Collectors and every of them
are hereby required from time to time to pay such sum or sums
of Money as shall be by them Collected by vertue of this Act, to
the Receiver General appointed by the said Commissioners for
the receiving of the Moneys to be levied by vertue of this Act, for
the County, City, or Town wherein they are Collectors.
May appoint General Receiver for each county; General Receivers to transmit moneys received to Receiver General of His Highness revenue
And be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that power be
and is hereby given to the Commissioners at their first or second
general meeting as aforesaid, in the several and respective Counties,
Cities, and Towns in this Act nominated, to appoint in every particular County a General Receiver, who shall receive the Assessments of the said Counties from the particular Collectors and Subcollectors; And the said general Receiver of each particular County
shall forthwith transmit, or cause to be payd the moneys by him
received, unto the Receiver General of His Highness Revenue,
or where, or to whom he shall appoint to receive the same, and
the said Receiver General of His Highness Revenue is hereby
authorized to allow unto the said Receiver General in each County,
a Salary for his pains (not exceeding one peny in the pound) upon
the clearing of his Accompt.
Penalties for neglect of duty in execution of this Act.
And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that if
any person or persons shall wilfully neglect to perform his duty
in the due and speedy execution of this present Act, the said respective Commissioners, or any three or more of them, have hereby
power to impose on such person or persons so refusing or neglecting
their duties, such fine or fines as to them shall be thought fit, and
cause the same to be levied by distress and sale of his or their Goods
in manner aforesaid.
Fines.; Penalty for detention of sums received by Collectors, and Receivers General.; Controversy among Commissioners, how to be determined.; No exemption of privileged place or person.; Or of feefarm rents, annuities, etc.; Tenants of such rents or annuities to pay rates.; Indemnity to such tenants from further payment.; Double assessment on persons living beyond the seas (merchants excepted).; Proviso concerning pound rate.; Commissioners may appoint Surveyors and administer oath to them.; Universities, colleges, and hospitals etc., exempted from assessment.
Provided, That no fine to be imposed by any of the said Commissioners, shall for any one offence exceed the sum of Twenty
pounds; and that all Fines so imposed shall be payed to the respective Receivers General; and by them to the Receiver General of
His Highness Revenue, for the use of the Forces raised by Authority
of Parliament: And if any Collector or Sub-collector shall neglect
or refuse to pay, or detain in his or their hands any sum or sums
of money by them received by vertue of this Act, and not pay the
same as in and by this Act is directed, the said Commissioners
or any three or more of them in their respective Divisions are
hereby authorized to Imprison the persons, and sequester the
Estates of every such Collector or Sub-Collector for the satisfaction
of the Moneys so received and detained by them as aforesaid, and
to cause the same forthwith to be paid to the Receiver General
of that County or place: And if any Receiver General, that shall
by vertue of this Act be appointed for the Receipt of any Sum or
Sums of money thereby to be assessed, shall neglect or refuse to
pay any Sum or Sums of Money by him so received as aforesaid,
and not pay the same as in and by this Act is directed, so that the
County or Place for which he is Receiver, is thereby put to a further
charge in Providing and paying to the Receiver General of His
Highness Revenue, the sum or Sums by him so received and
detained, the Commissioners of such County and Place are hereby
authorized to appoint a General meeting; and the major part of
the Commissioners then and there present, are hereby impowered
to imprison the person, and sequester the Estate of such Receivers
General, and to satisfie and pay to such County or Place that by
means aforesaid shall be further charged, the Sums they have
been so further charged withall by means of such Receivers General
detaining in his hands, and not paying the Moneys by him received
to the Receiver General of His Highness Revenue aforesaid. And
it is hereby Enacted, That in case any Controversie arise concerning
the said Assessments, or the dividing, apportioning, or payment
thereof, which concerns any of the Commissioners by this Act
appointed, that the Commissioners so concerned in the said Controversies have no voice, but shall withdraw at the debate of any
such controversie, until it be determined by the rest of the Commissioners. And be it hereby Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no priviledged Place or Person, Body Politique or Cor
porate, within the Cities, Counties, Towns and places aforesaid,
shall be exempted from the said Assessments and Taxes, but that
they and every of them, and also all Fee-farm Rents, and other
Rents of the late Kings Revenues, all Rents and other Sums received
by the late Court of Ward out of any Wards, Infants, or Lunatique
Estates, and all other manner of Rents, Payments, and Sums of
Money, and Annuities, issuing out of any Lands within any City
or County, shall be lyable towards the payment of any Sum by this
Act to be Taxed and Levyed, and all the Tenants of any Fee-Farm
Rent, other Rent, Sums of Money or Annuities aforesaid, are
hereby directed and authorized to pay the proportional according
to the Rate and Assessment by this Act appointed and Enacted;
and all such Tenants shall be hereby saved and kept harmless by
authority of this present Act, from any further payment of such
portion of any such Rent, Rents, Sums or Annuities to the Exchequer, or to any person or persons to whom any such Rent,
Rents, Sums of Moneys or Annuities as aforesaid shall or ought
to be payd to all intents and purposes whatsoever, as full and as
ample as if they had payed the same in the Exchequer, or to any
person or persons to whom the same is received and become due.
And it is hereby enacted, That all those persons who have left
the Commonwealth, and removed themselves beyond the Seas
to inhabit (except Merchants, whose affairs do necessarily call
them abroad) shall be assessed a double proportion upon their
Lands, Stocks, and Cattels, of what others for the Lands, Stocks
and Chattels of the like value shall be assessed: Provided nevertheless, and be it further Enacted, That in case the way and manner of
assessing by a pound rate, in this present Act prescribed, shall
prove any way prejudicial or obstructive to the bringing in the
Assessments, appointed by this present Act, that then and in all
such cases the said Commissioners in any of the said Cities, Counties,
Towns and places before mentioned, where such obstructives shall
be or happen, shall appoint a General meeting together, and the
major part of them then present may and are hereby authorized,
for the removal of all obstructions, and the more and effectuall
execution of this Act, to proceed according to the justest and equall
way of rates held in such places in the apportioning, Levying, and
Assessing the respective sums charged upon them, any thing in this
Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided alwayes
that it shall and may be lawfull to and for the Commissioners in
this Act named, or any three or more of them, for the more just and
impartial surveying of any Lands in the severall and respective
Counties, Divisions, Parishes, and places, to appoint two or three
such other able Surveyors, as to them shall seem meet, the persons
not residing within the Limits and Divisions where such Lands
lie that are to be surveyed, and that it shall and may be lawfull
for the said Commissioners, or any three of them to administer
an Oath, if they shall see cause, unto the said Surveyors, for their
faithfull discharge of the trust reposed in them, and impartiall
dealing in the same: Provided also that nothing contained in this
Act shall be extended to charge any of the Masters or Scholars of
the Universities or Colledges in Scotland, or any other Officers
in the said Universities, Colledges, or Schools of any Hospital or
Almeshouses, for and in regard of any stipend, Wages or profit
whatsoever arising or growing due to them in respect of the severall
places and imployments in the said Universities, Colledges, Schools,
Hospitals, or Almeshouses, for or in respect of any Rents or Revenues,
being to be received or disbursed for the immediate use and relief
of the same.
Tenants of hospitals to enjoy no exemption.; Proviso.; Commissioners accountable to Commissioners of Exchequer in Scotland.
Provided that no Tenants, who hold or enjoy any Lands or Houses
by Lease or any other Grant from any of the said Hospitals, do
claime, or enjoy any freedome, exemption, or advantage of this
Act, but that all the Houses and Lands as they so hold, shall be
rated and assessed for so much as their yearly worth, over and
above the Rents received, and payable to the said Hospital, Provided
nevertheless that no Clause or Proviso in this Act shall extend
to the lessening or abatement of the full sum, by this Act appointed
to be taxed, levyed and payed, but that the same be fully assessed,
taxed, and levyed, collected and payed in the severall respective
Counties, Cities, and places aforesaid, in such manner and form,
and to such uses as is herein before mentioned and declared: And
that the severall and respective Commissioners, and every of them,
shall from time to time, give a perfect accompt of all their doings and
proceedings to the Commissioners of His Highness Exchequer in