Table of acts
1647

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'Table of acts: 1647', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. L-LIX. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56679 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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1647

2 January, 1646/7Ordinance continuing till 1st January, 1647–8, the Ordinance of 7th February, 1645–6, for impressing mariners for the fleet. [L.J., viii., 643.]
13 January, 1646/7Ordinance concerning the payment of £50,000 of the last £200,000 to be paid to the Scots. [L.J., viii., 671.]
23 January, 1646/7Ordinance creating the Speakers of the two Houses Commissioners for the Great Seal until ten days after the end of Hilary Term. [L.J., viii., 683.]
23 January, 1646/7Ordinance granting privileges for the encouragement of Adventurers to plantations in Virginia, Bermudas, Barbados, and other places of America. [L.J., viii., 685; Scobell, i., 113–4.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 912.
4 February, 1646/7Ordinance for a Day of Humiliation on the 10th March on account of the growth of Errors, Heresy and Profaneness. [L.J., viii., 706–7.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 913.
8 February, 1646/7Ordinance empowering the Commissioners at Goldsmiths' Hall to settle sequestrations and compound with Delinquents. [L.J., viii., 712–3; Scobell, i., 113, under date 6th February, but not printed in Scobell.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 914.
15 February, 1646/7Ordinance to grant Archbishop Bancroft's books to the University of Cambridge. [L.J., ix., 16–17.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 915.
20 February, 1646/7Ordinance for the preservation of Game. [L.J., ix., 28–29.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 915.
22 February, 1646/7Ordinance concerning the Excise, with additional instructions for the better regulation of the same. [L.J., ix., 30, but not printed in L.J.; Scobell, table of omitted Acts.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 916.
5 March, 1646/7Ordinance for the explanation and better execution of the former Ordinances for the sale of Bishops' Lands (cf. Ord., 16th November, 1646). [L.J., ix., 59; Scobell, i., 114.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 920.
5 March, 1646/7Ordinance to lessen the number of Trustees for the sale of Bishops' Lands. [L.J., ix., 59–60; Scobell, i., 114–116.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 921.
13 March, 1646/7Ordinance continuing, from 26th March, 1647, to 26th March, 1648, the Ordinances for Tunnage and Poundage dated 1st July, 1642, and 21st February, 1643/4, together with the Book of Rates. [L.J., ix., 78–9; Scobell, i., 116.]
24 March, 1646/7Ordinance to give to the University of Cambridge books added to Archbishop Bancroft's Library. [L.J., ix., 102.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 924.
16 April, 1647Ordinance to settle the Militia of London. [L.J., ix., 143.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 924.
1 May, 1647Ordinance for the payment of a portion of arrears to the Scots Officers. [L.J., ix., 166–8.]
1 May, 1647Ordinance for the Visitation and Reformation of the University of Oxford and the several Colleges and Halls therein. [L.J., ix., 169–70; Scobell, i., 116–7.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 925.
4 May, 1647Ordinance appointing a Committee for the London Militia in accordance with the Ordinance of 16th April, 1647. [L.J., ix., 175–6.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 928.
11 May, 1647Ordinance continuing from 11th December, 1647, to 11th December, 1648, the Ordinance of 13th November, 1646, for the relief of captives at Algiers. [L.J., ix., 184.]
13 May, 1647Ordinance giving security to the lenders of £200,000 for the service of this Kingdom and of Ireland. [L.J., ix., 189, but not printed in L.J.; Scobell, i., 117–122.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 928.
18 May, 1647Ordinance to secure the repayment of monies raised within the Tower Hamlets under Ordinances of 20th July, 1643, and 28th November, 1643. [L.J., ix., 195.]
21 May, 1647Ordinance granting indemnity to all who have acted by sea or land by authority or for the benefit of Parliament. [L.J., ix., 201, but not printed in L.J., Scobell, i., 122–3.]
Printed Vol. i., p. 936.
21 May, 1647Ordinance continuing for six months the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and the Cinque Ports. [L.J., ix., 203.]
25 May, 1647Ordinance for allowing interest to some Scots Officers for their arrears. [L.J., ix., 206.]
28 May, 1647Ordinance for the relief of maimed soldiers and for the widows and orphans of such as have died in the service of Parliament during the late wars. [L.J., ix., 216, but not printed in L.J.; Scobell, i., 123–4.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 938.
28 May, 1647Ordinances for taking the accounts of the soldiery of the whole kingdom, with a Declaration and Instructions regarding the same. [L.J., ix., 221, 222–4; Scobell, i., 123, but not printed in Scobell.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 940.
3 June, 1647Ordinance for raising and securing £42,000 for the payment of the Guards of the City of London, for repayment of voluntary contributions by poor persons, and for explanation of the Ordinance of 13th May to raise £200,000 for the service of this Kingdom and of Ireland. [L.J., ix., 233–5; Scobell, i., 124–7.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 948.
5 June, 1647Ordinance repealing the Ordinance of September, 1644, for the County Palatine of Chester, with the exception of the clause appointing to the office of Sheriff. [L.J., ix., 242–3.]
7 June, 1647Additional Ordinance for the more full indemnity of the officers and soldiers who have acted by authority and for the service of the Parliament (cf. Ord. May 21, 1647). [L.J., ix., 246; Scobell, i., 127–8.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 953.
8 June, 1647Ordinance for the abolition of Holy Days and the establishment of Days of Recreation in lieu of them. [L.J., ix., 248; Scobell, i., 128.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 954.
11 June, 1647Ordinance repealing the Excise on Flesh and Salt after the 24th June instant. [L.J., ix., 253.]
11 June, 1647Ordinance allowing scholars and apprentices to have Days of Recreation instead of Holy Days. [L.J., ix., 255.]
11 June, 1647Ordinance enabling the Committee of Militia of the City of London to search for arms and to raise Horse. [L.J., ix., 252, printed p. 258.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 954.
11 June, 1647Ordinance appointing a Committee of Safety to raise Forces for the Defence of the Parliament: to continue in force for one month. [L.J., ix., 258]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 956.
16 June, 1647Order for re-imbursing out of the Excise £27,000 paid to officers by the Treasurers at Weavers' Hall. [L.J., ix., 271.]
16 June, 1647Order for Auditors to superintend the payment of money to the officers. [L.J., ix., 271.]
19 June, 1647Ordinance appointing additional Treasurers at Weavers' Hall for issuing money to soldiers in accordance with the Ordinances of 16th June. [L.J., ix., 279.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 956.
19 June, 1647Ordinance for an Indemnity for officers and soldiers who have left their colours in accordance with the orders of Par0liament. [L.J., ix., 282.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 957.
23 June, 1647Ordinance for a monthly assessment for the maintenance of Forces in this Kingdom and in Ireland. [L.J., ix., 288; Scobell, i., 128, but printed in neither.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 958.
26 June, 1647Ordinance giving the Commissioners appointed to reside with the Army power to treat with the General. [L.J., ix., 296.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 984.
26 June, 1647Order discharging any Forces listed by any Order of the Committee of Lords and Commons and the Committee of the Militia, or of the Committee of Safety. [L.J., ix., 298.]
28 June, 1647Additional Ordinance for Days of Recreation instead of Holy Days, amending Ord. of 11th June, 1647. [L.J., ix., 301; Scobell, 128–9.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 985.
3 July, 1647Ordinance for a month's pay of the Forces of the Northern Association. [L.J., ix., 314.]
9 July, 1647Ordinance continuing from 14th July to 14th August the Ordinance of 12th December, 1646, for the Departure of Delinquents and Malignants from within the Lines of Communication. [L.J., ix., 323.]
9 July, 1647Ordinance for men who are or profess to be disbanded soldiers to depart from the Cities of London and Westminster, and from within the Lines of Communication by the 15th July. [L.J., ix., 322–3.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 986.
10 July, 1647Ordinance to empower the Committee of Militia of the City of London to search for Papists and Malignants, to raise Horse, and to exercise Discipline in accordance with the Ordinance of 2nd May, 1643 (cf. Ordinance 11th June, 1647). [L.J., ix., 325.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 987.
21 July, 1847Ordinance for disbanding the Forces of Horse and Foot that came off from the Army and are now in the adjacent Counties near and about London [L.J., ix., 342.]
22 July, 1647Ordinance continuing for ten months from 1st January last the Ordinances of 28th March, 1645 and 15th January, 1645–6, for the Committee for the Army and Treasurers at War. [L.J., ix., 344.]
23 July, 1647Ordinance for the disposal of Fines for non-payment of Excise since 11th June, 1645, for relief of maimed soldiers and of soldiers' widows. [L.J., ix., 346; Scobell, i., 129.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 989.
23 July, 1647Ordinance to settle and constitute the Militia of the City of London. [L.J., ix., 350–1.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 990.
24 July, 1647Declaration creating it High Treason to sign the Petition to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London. [L.J., ix., 354.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 991.
26 July, 1647Ordinance repealing the Ordinance of the 23rd July instant for the Militia of the City of London, and enforcing that of 4th May, 1647. [L.J., ix., 355.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 992.
26 July, 1647Ordinance repealing the Declaration of 24th July instant against the City Petitioners. [L.J., ix., 355.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 992.
31 July, 1647Ordinance amending that of 10th July, and giving increased powers to the Committee for the Militia of the City of London to punish deserters, and to elect a Major-General or any other officer for Forces raised within the City. [L.J., ix., 364–5.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 992.
31 July, 1647Ordinance for the City Militia to raise Horse. [L.J., ix., 364.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 994.
1 August, 1647Ordinance for the Trinity House to raise mariners for the defence of the Kingdom. [L.J., ix., 366.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 994.
3 August, 1647Ordinance for a collection for distressed Irish Protestants resident in or near Barnstable since the 25th March, 1647. [L.J., ix., 370.]
3 August, 1647Ordinance creating John, Lord Hunsden, and Henry Pelham, Esq., the new Speakers of the two Houses, Commissioners of the Great Seal for ten days, and voiding the powers confirmed on the former Speakers. [L.J., ix., 370.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 995.
3 August, 1647Ordinance for a collection for the relief of Chester, which is visited with the plague of Pestilence. [L.J., ix., 371.]
3 August, 1647Ordinance restoring the Earl of Pembroke to the Chancellorship of the University of Oxford. [L.J., ix., 372.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 995.
3 August, 1647Ordinance to continue till 1st September, 1647, empowering the Committee of Safety and the Committee of the Militia of the City of London to disarm persons disaffected to the safety and defence of the Parliament and City. [L.J., ix., 373.]
6 August, 1647Ordinance appointing Sir Thomas Fairfax Constable of the Tower for one year, with power to appoint a Lieutenant. [L.J., ix., 379.]
9 August, 1647Ordinance amending that of 8th November, 1644, for the true payment of tithes to continue till 1st November, 1648. [L.J., ix., 380; Scobell, i., 129–30.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 996.
10 August, 1647Ordinance amending that of 28th May, 1647, for the relief of maimed soldiers and marines, and widows and orphans of soldiers and marines. [L.J., ix., 381; Scobell, i., 130.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 997.
10 August, 1647Ordinance continuing Edward, Earl of Manchester, and William Lenthall, Esq., Speakers of the two Houses, as Commissioners of the Great Seal for one month. [L.J., ix., 381.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 998.
10 August, 1647Ordinance for £20,000 out of the Excise for the war in Ireland. [L.J., ix., 390.]
20 August, 1647Ordinance for annulling all Votes, Orders and Ordinances, passed in one of both Houses, since the Force on both Houses, 26th July until 6th August, 1647. [L.J., ix., 397–8; Scobell, i., 130–1.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 998.
23 August, 1647Ordinance for keeping in godly ministers, placed in Livings by authority of Parliament. [L.J., ix., 400; Scobell, i., 131]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 999.
23 August, 1647Ordinance amending that of 16th November, 1646, for the sale of Bishops' Lands, and expediting the conveyance thereof. [L.J., ix., 400; Scobell, i., 132.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1000
23 August, 1647Ordinance for a collection in view of the plague at Chester. [L.J., ix., 400–401.]
26 August, 1647Ordinance for the visitation of the University of Oxford. [L.J., ix., 406–407.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1001
28 August, 1647Ordinance for a general collection for the relief of poor Irish Protestants. [L.J., ix., 412–13.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1002.
28 August, 1647Declaration and ordinance re-establishing the Excise Duty upon all Excise commodities except Flesh and Salt. [L.J., ix., 411–12; Scobell, i., 132, but not there printed.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1004.
2 September, 1647Ordinance to settle the Militia of the City of London. [L.J., ix., 418–9.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1007.
2 September, 1647Ordinance for a seal for the counties of Brecknock, Radnor and Glamorganshire. [L.J., ix., 419.]
2 September, 1647Ordinance to demolish the Lines of Communication and Forts about London. [L.J., ix., 420–1.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1008.
6 September, 1647Ordinance for calling in clipt money and forbidding its circulation. [L.J., ix., 423; Scobell, i., 132.]
Printed Vol. i., p. 1008.
9 September, 1647Ordinance to prevent anyone who has borne arms against the Parliament from holding office of any kind. [L.J., ix., 430.] Printed, Vol. i., p. 1009.
9 September, 1647Ordinance to settle the Militia of Southwark. [L.J., ix., 431.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1010.
9 September, 1647Ordinance to settle the Militia of Westminster and parts adjacent, within the County of Middlesex. [L.J., ix., 432.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1011.
16 September, 1647Ordinance to bring in the remainder of Delinquents' Fines. [L.J., ix., 436.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1012.
21 September, 1647Ordinance for Payment of Arrears due to the late Court of Wards. [L.J., ix., 443; Scobell, i., 133, under date 20th September, but not there printed.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1013.
21 September, 1647Ordinance for the payment of Fee-farm rents due to the Crown from members of either House, in default of which the Ordinance of 21st September, 1643, shall be put into execution. [L.J., ix., 443.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1014.
22 September, 1647Ordinance for the delivery of sequestered Books, Evidences, Records, and Writings. [L.J., ix., 448; Scobell, i., 132–3.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1014.
23 September, 1647Ordinance for Members of both Houses to be a Committee for the Army to dispose of the monthly sum of £60,000 raised in accordance with the Ordinance of 23rd June, 1647; and appointing Treasurers at War. [L.J., ix., 444, 448, but not printed in L.J.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1015.
24 September, 1647Ordinance for the security of purchases of Bishops' Lands. [L.J., ix., 449–50; Scobell, i., 133–4, under date 23rd September.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1017.
30 September, 1647Ordinance amending those of 23rd June and 23rd September, 1647, decreeing £30,000 to the Treasurers at War, and granting them powers and allowances. [L.J., ix., 457.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1019.
30 September, 1647Ordinance for the regulation of printing and to prevent the issue of scandalous pamphlets. [L.J., ix., 457–8; Scobell, i., 134–5, under date 28th September.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1021.
4 October, 1647Ordinance for disabling Delinquents to bear office or to have any voice in the election of any. [L.J., ix., 470–1; Scobell, i., 135, but not there printed.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1023.
7 October, 1647Ordinance to give security to the Treasurers at War for £32,000 borrowed for the service of the Kingdoms of England and Ireland. [L.J., ix., 472.]
12 October, 1647Ordinance to bring in arrears of the assessments for the army of Sir Thomas Fairfax in accordance with the Ordinances of 15th February, 1644–5, and 23rd September, 1647. [L.J., ix., 480–1.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1025.
22 October, 1647Ordinance for the suppression of Stage Plays and Interludes within the Cities of London and Westminster and the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey. [L.J., ix., 490; Scobell, i., 135.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1027.
22 October, 1647Ordinance for settling the Mayor, Sheriff, and other officers for the City of Chester. [L.J., ix., 490.]
2 November, 1647Ordinance for Colonel George Monk to execute Martial Law in Ulster. [L.J., ix., 508.]
13 November, 1647Ordinance amending that of 14th July, 1643, and fixing a limit of time for the payment by Adventurers for Lands in Ireland. [L.J., ix., 524; Scobell, i., 135–6.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1027.
19 November, 1647Ordinance that £20,000 raised for the Eastern Association and charged upon the Excise (by Ordinance of 28th February, 1645–6) be borrowed by the Treasurers at War for the present supply of the Army. Amended by Ordinance of 1st December, 1647 (L.J., ix., 552), and 8th December, 1647 (L.J., ix., 566). [L.J., ix., 534.]
2 December, 1647Ordinance amending that of 16th November, 1646, and removing obstructions in the sale of Bishops' Lands. [L.J., ix., 554; Scobell, i., 185–6.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1029.
8 December, 1647Ordinance continuing the Commissioners of the Great Seal for twenty days after the end of next term from the expiry of the time it is now continued for; and continuing for a similar period the Commission for hearing Causes in Chancery. [L.J., ix., 566.]
16 December, 1647Ordinance for establishing the subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage and the Book of Rates from the 26th March, 1648, to 26th March, 1651. [L.J., ix., 585–9; Scobell, i., 136, but not there printed.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1032.
17 December, 1647Ordinance for the relief and employment of the poor, and the punishment of vagrants and other disorderly persons. [L.J., ix., 580–1.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1042.
17 December, 1647Ordinance putting out of the Cities of London and Westminster and the late Lines of Communication all Papists and others who have borne arms against the Parliament. [L.J., ix., 584.]
17 December, 1647Ordinance to prevent the election to offices in the City of men concerned in the Engagement entitled "The Agreement of the People." [L.J., ix., 581.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1045.
17 December, 1647Ordinance to repay the salaries and charges of the Committee and Sub-Committees for the Accounts, and their officers. [L.J., ix., 582.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1046.
17 December, 1647Ordinance adding certain Lords to the Committee of the Navy and Customs. [L.J., ix., 582.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1047.
24 December, 1647Ordinances for the disbanding of all supernumerary Forces within this Kingdom under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax:—
Ordinance that no officer or soldier shall have free Quarter after the 15th January, 1647/8. [L.J., ix., 606–7.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1048.
Ordinance for the payment of the soldiery out of the moiety of the Receipts of Excise. [L.J., ix., 607.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1049.
Ordinance for the payment of the soldiery out of Delinquents' Estates. [L.J., ix., 607.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1049.
Ordinance for the payment of the soldiery out of the remaining part of the Bishops' lands. [L.J., ix., 607.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1050.
Ordinance for charging £600,000 upon the Securities in the three foregoing Ordinances. [L.J., ix., 607.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1050.
Ordinance for taking the accounts of officers and soldiers and securing their arrears, with reductions for Free Quarter. [L.J., ix., 608.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1051.
Ordinance for the disbanding of all supernumerary Forces. [L.J., ix., 609].
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1053.
24 December, 1647Ordinance for the several Commissions in the respective Counties to make a collection for the monthly assessment of £60,000. [L.J., ix., 609.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1054.
24 December, 1647Ordinance giving power to the Committee of Indemnity to put in execution the Ordinances concerning the freedom of Apprentices who have served the Parliament. [L.J., ix., 610; Scobell, i., 136; but not there printed.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1054.
24 December, 1647Ordinance amending those of 28th May and 10th August, 1647, for the more effectual relief of maimed soldiers. [L.J., ix., 610; Scobell, i., 136–7.]
Printed, Vol. i., p. 1055.
25 December, 1647Ordinance appointing Commissioners of Customs in accordance with the Ordinance for Tonnage and Poundage of 16th December, 1647. [L.J., ix., 612–3.]
25 December, 1647Ordinance for the Commissioners of Customs to reimburse themselves money which they have advanced and shall advance for the use of the State. [L.J., ix., 613–4.]