Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Reasons for the present Grant.
Most gracious Soveraigne Wee your Majesties most humble and loyall subjects the Commons in your High Court of Parliament nowe assembled haveing duely considered the weightie occasions requiring an extraordinary and certaine supply of moneys to be speedily raised for the necessary defence and great affaires of your Majesties Realmes of England and Ireland and other your Majesties Dominions in these times of great and eminent danger and for the better suppressing of that most wicked and execrable Rebellion in Ireland and for and towards the payment of such debts and su[m]ms of money for the which this Kingdome doth or shall stand ingaged by publique faith. And finding that the urgent and pressing occasions aforesaid enforce a necessitie of raising the certain sum of Four hundred thousand pounds at the least for the purposes aforesaid Do most humbly beseech your Majestie that it may be enacted And be it enacted by the Kings Most Excellent Majestie and by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by authority of the same that the su[m]m of Foure hundred thousand pounds and such other sum and su[m]ms as are appointed to be raised by this act for the intents and purposes aforesaid shall be charged set assessed rated taxed leavied and paid at two severall taxations and payments by equall porc[i]ons at the times hereafter in this act expressed
II. £400,000. to be raised by Two equal Payments on all Persons, Spiritual and Temporal;
And that every person and persons spirituall and temporall of what estate or degree soever he or they be of (other then such persons as are hereby excepted) shall be liable thereunto and charged and chargeable with the payment thereof according to the tenour of this act in manner and forme following that is to say For the more equall and just raising thereof It is humbly desired that it may be enacted And be it enacted by the authoritie aforesaid that the said su[m]m of Four hundred thousand pounds and su[m]m and su[m]ms of money aforesaid shall be charged rated taxed and leavied upon all and every the severall Counties Cities Towns liberties places and persons hereafter particularly menc[i]oned and expressed according to the particular proportions rates and distributions thereof following that is to say
The Countie ( (fn. 1) ) Berks Five thousand six hundred twenty eight pounds fourteen shillings and two pence.
The Countie of Cumberland Six hundred thirty three pounds ( (fn. 2) ) eighteen shillings.
III. Persons of the Degree of a Baron or Baroness, and above, and all other Persons as well Ecclesiastical as Temporal, Fraternities, &c. (after Payment of Debts) to pay towards the said £400,000.
Aliens and Popish Recusants convict after Payment of Debts, to pay Double. ; One Moiety of the Money paid by Aliens or Recusants to be no Part of the said £400,000, but Surplusage Money, and disposed of for Purposes of act.; Poll Tax on Aliens and Popish Recusants convict not contributory as above, 2s. 8d. ; Master, &c. of such Alien, &c. answerable.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that as well every person of the estate of a Baron or [a (fn. 3) ] Baronesse and every estate above and all and every other person and persons born within this Realme of England Wales or other the Kings Dominions as well ecclesiasticall as temporall as all and every fraternity guild corporation mystery brotherhood and communalty corporate and not corporate as well ecclesiastical as temporall within the Realme of England Wales or other the Kings Dominions being worth three pounds as well in Coyn and the value of every pound that every such person fraternity guild corporation mysterie brotherhood and co[m]munaltie corporate or not corporate hath of his or theire owne or any other hath to his or theire use or uses as alsoe in plate stock of merchandize all manner of Corne and Grain Householdstuffe and of all other Goods moveable as well within this Realm as without and of all such su[m]ms of money as to him or them is or shall be owing whereof he or they trust in his or theire conscience surely to be paid (except and out of the p[re]misses deducted such summes of money as he or they do owe and in his or theire conscience intend truely to pay) and except alsoe the apparell of every such persons theire wives and children belonging to theire owne bodies saving jewels gold silver stone and pearle) shall pay towards the said Four hundred thousand pounds and other su[m]m and su[m]ms of money aforesaid And alsoe every Alien and Stranger born out of the Kings obeisance as well denizens as others inhabiting within this Realme and alsoe every Popish Recusant convict or which before the time of the Assesment of the su[m]m or su[m]ms of money by this present act granted shall be a Popish Recusant convict or which are or shall be indicted for popish recusancy and theire indictments either are or shall be removed by Certiorari or being not removed shall not by appearance and traverse legally be discharged before the said Assesment so to be made or (being of the age of one and twenty yeares) shall not have received the Holy Communion according to the rites of the Church of England within one whole yeare next before the said Assessment shall be made Of every pound that he or they or any other to his or theire use in trust or otherwise shall have in coyne and the value of every pound in plate corn grain merchandize houshold stuffe or other goods jewells chattells moveables and immoveable as is aforesaid as well within this Realm as without and of all su[m]ms of money to him or them owing whereof he or they trust in his or theire conscience to be paid (except and out of the p[re]misses deducted every such su[m]m and su[m]ms of money which he or they do owe and in his or theire conscience or consciences intend truly to pay) shall pay to and towards the said Foure hundred thousand pounds and other su[m]m and su[m]ms of money aforesaid a proportion double to those of the like estates being no Recusants or aliens and the moiety or one halfe of the said Recusants part to be no part of the said Foure hundred thousand pounds but surplusage money to be disposed for the uses aforesaid according to the true intent and meaning of this act. And alsoe that every Alien and Stranger born out of the Kings Dominions being denizen or not denizen not being contributary to any the rates aforesaid and being of the age of seven yeares or above and every Popish Recusant convict or which before the time of the Assesment of the severall su[m]ms of money by this present act granted shall be a Popish Recusant convict being of the age of seaventeene yeares or which being of the age of one and twenty yeares hath not received the Holy Communion within one yeare then last past and being not contributary as aforesaid shall pay to and towards the said Four hundred thousand pounds and other su[m]m and su[m]ms of money aforesaid two shillings eight pence for every Poll and the Master or he or shee with whom the said Alien or such Papist is or shall be abiding at the time of the taxation or taxations thereof to be charged with the same for lack of payment thereof
IV. Real and Copyhold Estates, Offices, and other Profits, to pay Proportion of Monies charged upon Counties according as the same shall be divided and set upon each Town, &c.
Sums charged upon Offices taxed by Commissioners, to be Surplusage Money. ; Aliens and Popish Recusants Convict to pay Double.; The Moiety of such Payment to be Surplusage Money, and disposed of for the great Affairs of the Kingdom. ; Except Yearly Wages of Servants under £ 10. other than the King's Servants, taking £5. ; Personal Estate held for Corporations to be rated;; and for every Pound in Land, Annuities, Corrodies, &c. ; Proviso for Ornaments, &c. of Churches and Chapels.; The first Moiety to be taxed before the 20th May 1642.; The other Moiety before the 20th Nov. 1642. ; Names of Persons charged and collectors to be certified into the Exchequer. The First Moiety before the 20th June 1642.; and the other Moiety before the 20th December following.; The First Moiety to be paid to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain of London, &c.; 20 July 1642, at or in the Chambers of London and York respectively.; The other Moiety to the said Lord Mayor, &c. of London on the 20th January 1642, ; in the said Chambers of London & York respectively.; Acquittances to be given to the collectors under Hands and Seals of Treasurers, &c. ; Producing Acquittances, Warrant for collectors to pass their Accounts. ; Payments within Liberties, &c..
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that every person borne under the Kings obeysance as well ecclesiasticall as temporall and every Corporation fraternitie guild mystery brotherhood and communalty corporate or not corporate as well ecclesiasticall as temporall for every pound that every of the same persons and every Corporation Fraternity Guild Mistery Brotherhood and Communaltie corporate or not corporate or any other to his or theire use in trust or otherwise hath in fee simple fee tayle for terme of life terme of yeares by execution wardship or by Copy of Court Roll of and in any Honours Castles Mannors Lands Tenements Rents Services Tithes Oblac[i]ons Obvenc[i]ons Annuities Offices of Proffit Fees Corodies or other yearely profits or hereditaments of the yearely value of twenty shillings as well within ancient demeasne and other places priviledged as else where and so upwards shall pay to and towards the said su[m]m of Four hundred thousand pounds and other su[m]m and su[m]ms of money aforesaid his and theire proportionable part and portion of such su[m] or su[m]ms of money as are imposed charged and set upon each severall Countie according as the same shall be divided distributed taxed or set upon each severall Town Hamlet Parish or Place where such person or persons is or shall be chargeable by this act and the true intent & meaning thereof which said sum or su[m]ms of money so to be charged upon or for Offices shall be taxed according to the discretion of the Commissioners and to be surplusage money and no part of the Four hundred thousand pounds And every Alien Denizen or not denizen borne out of the Kings obeysance and every Popish Recusant convict [of what estate or degree soever they be or which before the time of ye assessmm[en]t of the sd sum or su[m]ms of money (fn. 4) ] by this present act graunted shall be a Popish Recusant convict or [which shall be indicted for Popish Recusancy and (fn. 4) ] theire indictments are or shall be removed by Certiorari or being not removed shall not by appearance and traverse legally be discharged before the said Assesment so to be made or being of the age of twenty and one yeares shall not have received the Holy Communion according to the Rites of the Church of England within one whole yeare next before the said Assessment shall be made in such case to pay to and towards the said su[m]m of Four hundred thousand pounds and other su[m]m and su[m]ms aforesaid a proportion double to those of the like estate being no Recusants or Aliens and the moyetie or one halfe of the said Recusants part to be no part or parcell of the said Foure hundred thousand pounds but surplusage money to be disposed for the great affaires of the kingdome according to the true intent and meaning of this act. And that all su[m]ms to be presented and chargeable by this act either for goods and debts or either of them or for Lands tenements and other the premisses as is in this act conteyned shall be att the said payment sett and taxed after the rate and proportion according to the true meaning of this act Yearely wages due to servant's for theire yearely service under ten pounds by the yeare (other then the Kings Servants taking yearely wages of five pounds or above) onely excepted and foreprized And that all plate Coyne Jewells Goods Debts and Chattels personall and all Lands tenements and other the premisses as aforesaid being in the rule and custody of any person or persons to the use of any Corporation Fraternity Guild Mystery Brotherhood or any Communalty being corporate or not corporate be and shall be rated set and charged by reason of this act for and toward the payment of the said Four hundred thousand pounds and other sum and su[m]ms of money aforesaid in proportionable manner as aforesaid And for every pound in Lands tenements annuities fees offices of profit corrodies and other yearely profits as is aforesaid And the su[m]ms that are above rehearsed set and taxed to be leavied & taken of them that shall have such goods in custody or otherwise charged for lands as is before rehearsed And the same person and persons and bodies corporate by authority of this act shalbe discharged against him or them that shall or ought to have the same att the time of the payment or delivery thereof or at his (otherwise departure from the custody or possession of the same Except and alwaies foreprised from the charge and assesment of the said severall su[m]ms of money all goods chattels and Ornaments of Churches and Chappels which have beene ordained and used in Churches and Chappells for the honour and service of Almighty God And the first [money (fn. 5) ] or one halfe of the said severall su[m]ms so charged and set on the said severall Counties Cities Towns liberties places and persons aforesaid shall be by the authority aforesaid taxed sessed and rated according to this act in every Shire Riding Lathe Wapentake Rape City Borough Town and every other place within this Realm of England and Dominion of Wales before the twentieth day of May in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred forty two And the other moytie or one halfe thereof shall by the authority aforesaid be taxed sessed and rated before the twentieth day of November 1642 And the particular su[m]ms of every Shire Riding Borough Town and other places aforesaid with the particular names of such as are or shall be chargeable to and for the payment of the said severall su[m]ms of money to be taxed and set by the Commissioners for the same to be limited or two of them at the least with the names of the high Collectors And in the same form shall be certified into the Kings Court of Exchequer the first moytie or one halfe of the said severall su[m]ms of money before the twentieth day of June which shall be in the yeare of our Lord God (according to the computation of the Church of England) One thousand six hundred fourtie two and the other moytie or one halfe of the same before the twentieth day of December then next following and the said su[m]ms in form aforesaid to be taxed to and for the payment of the aforesaid first moytie or one halfe shall be paid in one entire su[m]me unto Sir Richard Gurney Knight and Baronet Lord Maior of the Citie of London Sir John Cordall Sir Thomas Soome Sir John Gayer Sir Jacob Garret Alderman Atkins Alderman Pennington Sir John Wollestone Alderman Addams Alderman Warner Master Samuel Vassell Master John Venn the Chamberlaine of the City of London for the time being and to such other person or persons as are appointed by this act to receive the same to the uses in this act expressed at or before the twentieth day of July One thousand six hundred fourtie two at or in the Chambers of the City of London and Yorke respectively according to the intent of this act And the said su[m]ms in manner aforesaid to be taxed for the payment of the said other moytie or one halfe shall be paid at one entire su[m]me unto the said Sir Richard Gurney Knight and Baronet Lord Maior of the Citie of London Sir John Cordall Sir Thomas Soome Sir John Gayer Sir Jacob Garrett Alderman Atkins Alderman Pennington Sir John Wolleston Alderman Addams Alderman Warner Master Samuel Vassell Master John Venn the Chamberlaine for the Citie of London for the time being and to such other person or persons as are appointed by this act to receive the same to the uses in this act expressed at or before the twentieth day of January One thousand six hundred fourty two at or in the said Chambers of the Cities of London and Yorke respectively And that the said Treasurers or Receivers or any one or more of them upon the receipt of any money from the High collectors by this act to be authorized shall make unto every of the said Collectors one or more acquittance or acquittances under the hands and scales of the respective Treasurers or Receivers that shall receive the same testifying the receipt of so much money as he shall receive and that the producing of the said Acquittances so made shall be as sufficient a Warrant for the said Collectors to passe theire account as any tally or constat out of the receipt And the su[m]ms aforesaid shall be taxed set asked and demanded taken gathered leavied and paid to the p[er]sons and uses in this present act expressed as well within liberties franchises Sanctuaries ancient demeasne and other whatsoever places exempt or not exempt as without (except such Shires places and persons as shall be foreprized in and by this p[re]sent act) Any Grant Charter p[re]scription Use or Liberty by reason of any Letters Patents or other priviledge p[re]scription allowance for the same or whatsoever other matter or discharge heretofore to the contrary made granted used or obtained notwithstanding.
V. Absentees, whether Natives or Aliens, charged by Certificate of Inhabitants of Place where Lands, &c. lie.
And be it further enacted by authority of this present Parliament that every such person as well such as be born under the Kings obeysance as every other person stranger born denizen or not denizen inhabiting within this Realme or within Wales or other the Kings Dominions which at the time of the same Assessings or taxations or any or every of them to be had or made shall be out of this Realm or out of Wales and have goods Chattels lands or other tenements fees or annuities or other profits within this Realme or in Wales shall be charged and chargeable for the same by the certificate of the inhabitants of the place where such goods chatels lands tenements or other the p[re]misses then shall be or in such place where such person or persons or his or theire factor deputy or atturney shall have his or theire most resort unto within this Realme [or in Wales in like manner as if ye p[er]son were or had beene at ye time of the said assessing within this Realme (fn. 6) ] and that every person abiding or dwelling within or without this Realm shall be charged and chargeable to the said sum and su[m]ms of money granted by this act according and after the rate of such yearely substance or value of Lands or Tenements Goods Chattels and other the p[re]misses as every person so to be charged shall be sett at at the time of the said assessing or taxation upon him to be made and no otherwise
VI. The City of Bristol was casually omitted out of the act of the two last Subsidies; Provision for such Omission.
And Whereas the City of Bristoll was casually omitted out of the act of the two last subsidies granted this p[re]sent Parliament Be it therefore enacted that the said City of Bristoll shall pay over and above the summes of money which they are to pay by force of this act as aforesaid two entire subsidies the same to be taxed rated and assessed by the Commissioners in this act named in such manner and form as the said two subsidies lastly granted were taxed and assessed in other places and to be taxed certified and paid within the times p[re]fixed by this act for the said Four hundred thousand pounds to be collected and leavied by all such meanes as are appointed for the said su[m]m and to be paid to such persons and for such uses as in and by this act is appointed for the said Four hundred thousand pounds And that the Commissioners in this act named for the said City of Bristoll and the taxors assessors and Collectors and other Officers and persons by this act authorized shall have the like power and authority by this act for the leavying collecting and receiving of the said two subsidies as for the said su[m]m of Four hundred thousand pounds is appointed by this act and the said subsidies to go in surplusage over and above the said su[m]m of Four hundred thousand pounds and other su[m]ms by this act appointed.
VII. Lord Chancellor to issue Commissions for assessing and levying.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that for the assessing and ordering of the said sum and su[m]ms of money to be duly had taxed certified & leavied to and according to this act the Lord Chancellour of England or Keeper of the Great Seale of England for the time being or such Commissioners as shall have the custody thereof for the time being shall make and direct out of the Court of Chancery under the Great Seal severall Commissions for the sessing and leavying of the said sum and su[m]ms of money according to the true meaning of this act in manner and forme hereafter expressed. viz.
For his Majesties Houshold Unto the persons by the said Lord Chancellour Lord Keeper or Commissioners for the Great Seal Lord Privie Seale Lord Admirall and Lord Chamberlain of the Kings Houshold to be nominated.
Unto Sir Beauchamp St John Knight Sir Robert Napier Knight and Baronet Sir Oliver Luke Sir Richard Conquest Sir Peter Osborn Sir Samuel Luke Sir Thomas Alston Sir George Russell Sir William Palmer Sir William Boteleir [Sir Roger Burgoine Knts William Duncombe Thomas Rolt Oliver Boteleir (fn. 6) ] James Beverley John Wingate Edward Cater Henry Chester Humphrey Fish Walter Rolt John Vaux Samuel Browne and Thomas Sadler Esquires the Maior of Bedford for the time being Francis Bannister Doctor of Phisick Thomas Paradine Robert Hawse and Thomas Hawse Gentlemen.
To Sir Edward Terrell Sir Peter Temple Knights and Baronets Sir Edmund Verney Knight and Baronet Sir John Lawrence Baronet Sir Thomas Littleton Baronet Sir Richard Ingoldsby Sir Alexander Denton Sir Robert Dormer Sir William Andrewes Sir Thomas Sanders Sir Henry Crooke Sir Arthur Manwaring Sir Edward Salters Sir John Persons Sir Robert Lovett Sir Ralphe Verney Sir Robert Bannister Knights John Hampden Arthur Goodwin Peter Dorrell Thomas Risley Richard Greenvile John Dormer Richard Winwood John Tirringham Thomas Tirringham Thomas Eglistone Raines Lowe Thomas Duncombe of Brickhill Thomas Tirrill Thomas Longvile Thomas Lea the elder Richard Serjeant William Hackvile Thomas Westall John Duncombe of East Claydon Richard Winwood Henry Bulstrode William Wheeler Edmund Waller of Gregories Robert Busby Thomas Hampson Thomas Stafford Francis Cheyney the elder Edmund West William Bowyer Gabriell Hipsley John Crooke Anthony Ratcliffc Esquires the Bailiffes for the time being of the Towne of Buckingham Robert Smith John Nicholas Arthur Claver Gentlemen.
William Lenthall Esquire now Speaker of the Commons House of Parliament Sir George Stonehouse Baronet Sir John Backhouse Knight of the Bath Sir Francis Knolls Senior Sir Francis Knolls junior Sir Robert Bennet Sir Richard Harrison Knights John Fetiplace Edmund Dunch Henry Martyn Thomas Manwaring John Harrison George [Purefey (fn. 7) ] Thomas Fetiplace Samuel Dunch Henry Pole Humphrey Dolman William Barker and Roger Knight of Gwynham Esquires to the Maior of the Borough of New Windsor for the time being Sir William Salter Knight & Thomas Waller Esquire.
To Sir Dudley North Knight Sir John Cotton Baronet Sir Thomas Willis Baronet Sir John Cuts Knight Sir James Reynolds Knight Thomas Chichley Francis Russell James Reynolds William Allington Robert Peyton Michael Dalton Thomas Wendy Oliver Cromwell Isaac Barrow Thomas Terrell William March Walter Clopton Dudley Pope Bishy Betts William Barnes Thomas Simonds Robert Castle John Crayne John Hubbard William Fisher James Ayloff Roger Rant Thomas Ducket John Whistler John Wilbours Esquires Maior of Cambridge Talbot Peyps Esquire John Lowrey Samuel Spalding Robert Robson Thomas French Aldermen.
Unto Sir John Trelawney Knight and Baronet Sir Richard Carew Baronet Sir Richard Buller Sir Nicolas Slaning Sir Richard Vivian Sir Bevill Greenvile Knights John Arundell of Trerise Francis Godolphin Peirs Edgcombe Charles Trevanion Thomas Lower John Harris of Landrest Francis Buller of Shillingham Alexander Carew John Trefusis John St Aubin Francis Basset Jonathan Rashley Peter Courtney Thomas Herle Richard Erisy John Moyle Paul Speccot Ambrose Mannaton Nicholas Trefusis George Heale Humphrey Nicholls Francis Godolphin of Treveneage Thomas Gewen Walter Langdon William Glynn John Carter Thomas Arundell Hender [Mouldworth (fn. 8) ] John Polewhele Esquires.
Unto Sir Patricius Curwen Baronet Sir William Dalston Knight and Baronet Sir Henry Fletcher Baronet Sir George Dalston Sir William Musgrave and Sir Thomas Dacres Knights Richard Barwise John Skelton Peter Senhouse Richard Tolson William Lawson Thomas Lamplugh John Eglionbie and William Briscoe Esquires.
Unto Sir George Booth Sir Richard Wilbraham Sir Thomas Delves Sir Richard Grosvenor Knights and Baronets Sir Edward Fitton Sir William Brereton Baronets Sir Thomas Brereton Knight Sir Thomas Smith Knight Richard Brereton Henry Leigh Thomas Stanley William Downes Peter Venables George Cotton Roger Wilbraham [Hugh Wilbraham (fn. 9) ] Peter Warburton of the Graunge Henry Bunbury William Whitmore Henry Burkenhead William Glegg John Crewe George Spurstowe Thomas Crackstone William Liversage Philip Manwaring William Marbury Thomas Chomley and Henry Manwaring Esquires.
Unto Sir George Greisley Sir Thomas Burdett Baronets Sir John Curson Knight & Baronett Sir Edward Cooke Baronet Sir Simon Everie Knight and Baronet Sir John Gell Baronett Sir Francis Rhodes Baronet Sir Edward Vernon Knight Sir John Fitzherbert Knight of Norbery Sir John Fitzherbert of [Dissingston (fn. 10) ] Knight Sir John Harpur Sir Edward Leech Knights Sir John Coke junior Sir Samuel Sleigh Knight Thomas Greisley Jacinth Sacheverell Francis Burdett Christopher Horton John Agard Richard Coke John Bullock Henry Gilbert Christopher Fulwood John Milward John Shalcrosse Randall Ashenhurst John Thetchvile Edward Revill Francis Revill Esquires Thomas Saunders Henry Wigfall Lionell Fanshawe Gent. the Maior of Chesterfield for the time being the Maior of Darby for the time being William Allestre Esquire Nathaniell Hallowes and Edward Large Aldmen
Unto Sir Edward Seymour Knight and Baronet Sir Peter Prideaux Baronet Sir George Chudleigh Baronet Sir Edmund Fowell Knight Sir John Poole Sir Thomas Heale Sir John Bampfeild Sir John Northcoot Baronets Sir John Speccot Sir Samuel Roll Sir Shilston Calmady Sir Nicholas Martin Sir John Young Sir John Chichester Knights John Bampfeild Arthur Basset John Ackland Arthur Champernon John Harris Hugh Fortescu Edmund Fortescu John Gifford Anthony Dennis Edmond Arscott Sampson Hele John Berry William Tothill Robert Savery Henry Waldron John Davy Baronet Francis Bluet Richard Callum Henry Worth Walter Hele Walter Young Arthur Upton John Bamfeild George Trobridge George Peard Roger Mathewe Edmund Prideaux James Welsh Edward Yard Richard Cabell Robert Duke junior Alexander Maynard William Maurice Peter Specott Robert Stafford Edmund Fowell William Fry Humphrey Prouz John Peter John Yeo Henry Aishford Edmund Treemaine William Carey Arthur Aishford John Foynes John Were Esquires.
Unto Sir Thomas Trenchard Knight [Dezill (fn. 11) ] Hollis Esq[uire] Sir John Strangwaies Sir Walter Earle Sir John Miller [Knight (fn. 12) ] Richard Rogers Giles Strangwaies Gerrard Naper Thomas Earle William Whittaker Richard King Richard Rose Giles Greene Dennis Bond John Browne Angell Gray Gregory Gibbs Richard Broderipp John Arnold James Frampton George Williams Richard Bingham Thomas Tregunnell William Savage John Trenchard John Fitz James William Sidnam William Constantine John Dolling Bamfeild Chafing Edmund Ogden John Hannam Esquires and Robert Troope.
Unto Sir Richard Tempest Baronet Sir John Connyers Baronet Sir William [Kampton (fn. 13) ] Sir Lionel Maddison Sir Richard Bellasis Sir George Vane Sir William Darcy Knights Arthur Foulthorpe Thomas Davison Thomas Shadforth Cuthbert Pepper Timothy Whittingham Thomas Swinburne Esquires Robert Hutton George Lilburne Gentlemen the Maior of Durham for the time being Ralph Allenson.
Unto Ferdinando Lord Fairfax Sir Francis [Vane (fn. 14) ] Knight of the Bath Sir Francis Wortley Knight and Baronet Sir William Savile Sir Edward Osborne Sir Henry Slingsby Sir Thomas Mauleverer Baronets Sir William Lister Sir Arthur Ingram junior Sir Thomas Wentworth Sir John Ramsden Sir George Wentworth Sir Edward Rhodes Sir William Fairfax Sir Jervis Cutler Sir Richard Hutton Sir Ralph Hansby Sir John Kaye Sir William Ingram Sir John Woolstenholme Sir Henry Chomley Knights Sir John Goodricke Knight and Baronet Charles Fairfax Francis Nevile William Mallory William Ingleby Henry Arthington John Key Robert Rockley Ingram Hopton William West Jervice Hammond Nicholas Yarborough John Farrer William White Thomas Parker William Wombwell Thomas Mauleverer John Rerersby Esquires George Marwood Thomas Lister Richard Tankard John Robinson Gregory Armitage Thomas Stockdale Esquires Benjamin Wade and Joseph Hillary Gentlemen the Maior of Pomfrett for the time being Thomas Austwick Gent..
Unto Henry Bellasis & Conniers Darcy Esquires Sir Marmaduke Wyvell Sir Thomas Gore Knights and Baronets Sir William Sheffeild Sir Hugh Cholmeley Sir Henry Anderson Sir Thomas Ingram Sir Richard Darley Sir Thomas Laiton Sir Thomas Gore Sir Hugh Bethell Sir Henry Franckland Henry Fowls Mathew Hutton Brian Stapleton John Dalton Henry Anderson John Colverley John Wastall John Dodsworth junior Arthur Auldebrough Roger Wyvell William Caley John Cholmeley Christopher Perchhay Charles Tankard John Talbots George Metcalf George Trotter James Penyman Thomas Heblethwaite Richard Wynn Christopher Waters Stephen Jackson Francis Roodby Sir Robert Strickland Richard Aldborough Mathew Smelt Thomas Francklin Esquires John Ledgard of Maulton Francis Lassels Toby Jenkins Jefferie Gates Esquires John Robinson Stephen Jackson James Cholmeley George Conyers Francis Tomson William Ford Richard Tompson William Staneley James More Thomas Lassell William Pinckney John Dent Robert Colchester and William Fish Edmund Duncombe William Rosse Gentlemen.
Unto Sir John Hotham Knight and Baronet Sir Henry Griffith Knight and Baronet Sir Thomas Metham Sir William Alford Sir Philip Mountain Sir Michael Wharton Sir John Vavasor Sir Philip Stapleton Knights Sir William Strickland ( (fn. 15) ) Baronet Sir Thomas Remington Sir Arthur Robinson Knights Thomas Anlaby John Ledger Richard Remington John Hotham Michael Wharton William Saint Quyntyn Thomas Heblethwaite Christopher Appleyard John Constable William Grimston Robert Crompton Francis Thorpe Christopher Ridley Gregory Crake John Anlaby Charles Bowes Henry Darly Richard Darly Francis Cob senior Francis Cob junior Stephen Thompson John Overton and Ralph Sutton Esquires
Unto the Lord Maior for the time being Sir William Allanson Sir Roger Jaques and Sir Christopher Croft Knights and Aldermen Sir Thomas Widdrington Knight Recorder Sir Robert Belt Knight Leonard Batson Edmund Cooper Robert Hemsworth Thomas Hoyle James Hutchinson Thomas Hodgson Henry Tompson John Vaux and William Scot Aldermen.
Unto Sir Thomas Barrington Knight and Baronet Sir Harbotle Grimstone Knight and Baronet Sir Thomas Bendish Baronet Sir Benjamin Ayliffe Baronet Sir William Hicks Baronet Sir William Masham Baronet Sir Richard Everard Baronet Sir William Luckin Baronet Sir William Wiseman Baronet Sir Martin Lumley Knight and Baronet Sir Henry Mildmay Knight Master of the Jewell House Sir Thomas Cheeke Knight Sir Henry Mildmay of Moulsham Knight Sir William Maxey Knight Sir Henry Holcroft Knight Sir Thomas Bowes Knight Sir Francis Coke Knight Sir Henry Saint George Knight Sir William Rowe Knight Sir William Martin Knight Sir Thomas Honywood Knight Sir Humphrey Mildmay Knight Sir Gamaliel Capell Knight Sir John Tyrrell Knight Sir John Barrington Knight Sir Robert Kempe Knight Thomas Ayliffe one of the Kings Serjeants at Lawe Harbottle Grimstone Esquire William Masham Esquire Henry Nevill Esquire James Cambell Esquire John Harvey Esquire James Altham Esquire Timothy Middleton Esquire John Meade Esquire Dionisius Makering Esquire George Walton Esquire John Argoll Esquire Edward Keightley Esquire William Gouldingham Esquire Euseby Wright Esquire William Atwood Esquire Anthony Luther Esquire Sampson Sheffeild Esquire James Hyron Esquire Edward Palmer Esquire William Coniers Esquire Thomas Fanshawe Esquire John Wright Esquire Nathaniel Bacon Esquire Thomas Smith Esquire John Brooke Esquire Cary Harvey Mildmay Esquire Deane Tindall Esquire Henry Wiseman Esquire Robert Mildmay Esquire of Tarling Edward Berkhead Esquire Serjeant at Armes George Thoroughgood Esquire the Maior of the Town of Colchester for the time being Henry Barrington Alderman the Maior of Harwich for the time being the two Bailiffs of Maulden for the time being.
Unto Sir Humphrey Tracy Knight Sir Baynam Throckmorton Sir Richard Ducey Baronets Sir John Tracey Sir William Masters Sir Ralph Dutton Sir John Seymor Sir Maurice Berkley Sir Robert Coke Sir Robert Tracey Knights Richard Berkley Henry Poole John Dutton Nathaniel Stephens George Bridgman John Pretyman John Stephens Thomas Escourt John Fetyplace Walter Bourchier Esquires William Trye John Howe Esquires Stephen Fowler Gentleman Thomas Chester Edward Stephens John Cottrington Samuel Cothrington John Smith junior Anthony Kinscot William Stratford Edward Fust of Hull Esquires Francis Finch John Berrow Thomas Morgan William Jones John Chamberlain Michael Butler John Kite Esquires Anthony Hodges Gentleman William Stafford Esquire.
Unto William Lenthall Esquire now Speaker of the Commons House of Parliament and Recorder of the said City and to the Maior for the time being John Brewster John Webb James Powell William Singleton William Capell and Thomas Pury William Lugg Thomas Hill Alderman.
Unto the Maior for the time being Denzill Hollis Esquire John Taylor John Gomming John Tomlinson Andrew Charleton Richard Holworthy William Jones Ezekiell Wallis George Knight John [Socke (fn. 16) ] Esquires.
Unto Charles Viscount Cranborne Sir John Botler Sir John Jennings Sir Thomas Fanshawe Knights of the Bath Sir Richard Lucy Sir John Gerrard and Sir Thomas Hide Baronets Sir Charles Cesar Sir William Litton Sir Thomas Read Sir Charles Harbourd Sir Thomas Fotherley Sir John Colt Sir Thomas Dacres Sir Edward Bash Sir John Wats Sir John Cesar Sir Peter Saltonstall Sir John Gower Sir Thomas Hewett Sir John Harrison Sir Simon Fanshawe Knights Edward Atkins Sergeant at Lawe Rowland Litton William Lemman [John Brocket William Preistley George Tuck William Lemman (fn. 17) ] Francis Taverner Granley Morton Edward Wingate Henry Anderson James Mayne Thomas Blount John Heydon Robert Dewhurst Thomas Tooke Richard Hale Henry Gardiner John Gulstone Arthur Poulter Ralph Freeman William Newce John Brograve Edward Chester Edward Cason Esquires the Maior of St Albanes for the time being William New John Howland Esquire Recorder John Robotham Ralph Pemberton.
Unto Sir Robert Harley Knight of the Bath Sir John Kirle Baronet Sir Richard Hopton Sir Robert Whitney Sir Humphrey Baskervile Sir William Croft Knights Wallop Brabazon Fitzwilliam Conigsby Henry Lingen. Henry Vaughan John Scudamore Walter Kirle William Smallman Thomas Price Herbert Westfaling John Cornwall Paul Abrahall Exiphon Howorth Thomas Tomkins Walter Vaughan John Coles John Patshall Richard Barrowe Arnold Burghill William Cartwright Edward Broughton Henry Jones Esquires the Bailiffe of the Borough Leominster for the time being.
Unto Sir Sidney Mountague Knight Sir William Armyn Baronet Sir Oliver Crumwell Knight of the Bath Henry. Cromwell Valentine Walton Onslowe Winche Wheatehill Audley John Castle Torrell Josseline Esquires the Maior of Huntington for the time being Thomas Templar John Peacock Gentlemen.
Unto Sir John Culpepper Knight Chancellor and Under Treasurer of his Majesties Exchequer Sir Thomas Peyton Sir John Baker Baronets Sir Roger Tuesden Sir Edward Hales Knights and Baronets Sir Thomas Palmer Sir John Rivers Baronets Sir John Sidley Sir Humphrey Stiles Knights and Baronets Sir Robert Honywood Knight Sir William Culpepper Sir Michael Livesey Baronets Sir Norton Knatchball Sir Henry Hayman Sir Humphrey Tufton Knights and Baronets Sir Edward Scot Sir William Brooke Sir George [Sands (fn. 18) ] Knights of the Bath Sir Percivall Hart Sir Francis Barnham Sir Edward Boys Sir Thomas Wilsford Sir Thomas Walsingham Sir James Oxenden Sir Anthony Welden Sir Peter Wrath Sir John Honywood Sir Edward Gilborne Sir Henry Grimston Sir Robert Filmer Sir Cheiney Culpepper Sir Edward Master Sir William Brockman Sir Edward Parthrich Knights Sir Nicholas Miller Sir John Henden Sir Peter Godfrey [Sir George Strode (fn. 19) ] Sir William Man Knights Henry Clarke Serjeant at Law Edward Monyns Thomas Diggs Robert Barnham Stephen Leonard John Boys of Elmington Richard Hardres Anthony Haymond Richard Masters Robert Scot Richard Browne Thomas Scylieard Richard Lee Augustin Skynner Nicholas Toke George Newman William James Reginald Edwards Samuel Shorte Richard Parker William Boys George Chute Thomas Blechinden Marke Dixwell Henry Sandford Edward Deering Thomas Blunt George Rooke Henry Dixon Edward Boys Henry James Henry Gilborne John Harvey John Goldwell of Beckesley.
Unto Edmund Lord Sheffeild Sir John Wrey Knight and Baronet Sir Philip Terwhit Sir John Bolles [Baronets Sir Edward Askew Sir William Pelham Sir Charles Bolles (fn. 19) ] Sir Christopher Wrey Sir John South Sir Henry Radley Sir Samuel Oldfeild Knights Nathaniel Fynes John Bellasis Thomas Grantham Anthony Meeres Thomas Sanderson Edmund Anderson Stephen Anderson Willoughby Hickman Charles Pelham John Broxholm John Sheffeild Marmaduke Darell Edward Rositer Richard Toothby Thomas Aishcough senior John Bradley William Godfrey Francis Woolbey Esquires William Loddington Gentleman the Maior of Grimsby for the time being William Coney Rutland Snowden Esquires.
To Sir Anthony Irby Knight Thomas Ogle William Locton Thomas Read William Ellis Dimock Walpole Philip Welby John Harrington Thomas Irby Esquires John Harrington Samuel Cust Charles Empson John Hobson Francis Empson Gentlemen.
Unto Sir Robert Carre Sir William Armin Sir William Brownelow Sir John Trollop Baronets Sir John Brooke Sir Hamond Whitchcott Sir Gervas Nevill Knights Charles Dimock Thomas Hatcher Edmund Hall Thomas Harrington Thomas Lister Edward King William Savile John Archer Esquires the Aldermen of Stamford and the Aldermen of Grantham for the time being
Unto Sir Edward Hartopp Baronet Sir Thomas Hartopp Sir Roger Smith Sir Woolston Dixie Sir Richard Roberts Knights George Ashby Martin Lister William Herlford Thomas Brudnell Arthur Staveley William Roberts Peter Temple George Ashby Thomas Babingston Simon Rugelie Henry Faunt William Jervise Richard Bent the Maior of Leicester for the time being Thomas Rudier Gilbert Fawsett William Standly Aldermen.
Unto Sir Gilbert Haughton Knight & Baronet Sir Ralphe [Ashton (fn. 20) ] Sir Thomas Stanley Baronets Sir Thomas Barton Knight Ralph Ashton Roger Kirkby Richard Shuttleworth John More Thomas Standish Ralph Ashton Richard Holland Charles Gerrard John Atherton Robert Holt Alexander Rigby of Burgh Hugh Rigby Alexander Rigby William Farrington Thomas Preston John Garlington George Dodding Edmund Hopwood Nicholas Townly Henry Ashhurst John Bradshawe Edward Veale Thomas Fell Henry Ogle Savile Ratcliffe John Starkey Edward Butterworth William Ambrose Christopher Banister Thomas Whittingham John Bradell Edmund Ashton Ratcliffe Ashton Esquires Richard Shutworth Gentleman.
Unto Sir Edward Spencer Knight Sir Thomas Fowler Knight and Baronet Sir Edward Barkham Knight and Baronet Sir John Conniers Lieutennant of the Tower of London Sir John Davers Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet Sir John Francklin Sir Thomas Lake Sir Edward Wardour Sir William Roberts Sir Henry Rowe Sir John Bennet Sir Thomas Allen Sir Robert Wood Sir Nicholas Raynton Sir John Thoroughgood Knights John Page Esquire one of the Masters of the Chancery Sir Thomas Gardiner Knight Recorder of the City of London William Hill Justinian Povey William Cholmley Sir Robert Fenn John Hawtrey Francis Poulton John Herne John Huxley George Long Edward Roberts Richard Blower Anthony Crofts Richard Sprygenell Esquires John Smith Thomas Marsh John Hoker Edward Noell Thomas Jennings Richard Page Thomas Wilcock John Morris Richard Dunton Esquires.
Unto Sir Edmund Verney Sir Randall Crewe Sir Robert Pye Sir Arthur Ingram Sir Edward Wardour Knights John Glynne Esquire Recorder of the Citie of Westminster Robert Dixon Michael Oldesworth Mathew Hale Arthur Squibb William Wheeler John Chichley John Trenchard Robert Scawen Esquires Robert Dixon George Bleverhaset William Bell John Brigham and Richard Gammon Gentlemen.
Unto the Lord Maior for the time being Sir George Whitmore Sir Nicholas Raynton Sir Maurice Abbot Sir John Woolaston Sir Henry Garraway Knights and Aldermen Sir Thomas Gardiner Knight Recorder Thomas Soame Isaac Pennington Aldermen John Venn Samuel Vassall Citizens.
Unto Philip Lord Harbert Sir Edmund Morgan and Sir William Morgan Knights William Kemys Esquire William Harbert Richard Harbert Thomas Morgan of Mayhen Trevor Williams William Harbert of Colebrooke Nicholas Kemys John Milbourne Henry Probert David Lewis William Baker Philip Jones William Jones of Usk George Probert Thomas Morgan of Lanfore William Morgan of Tredonock Gentlemen and Thomas Williams Gentleman.
Unto Sir John Hubbart Knight and Baronet Sir Thomas Richardson Knight Sir Thomas Woodhouse Knight and Baronet Sir William Paston Baronet Sir John Pots Baronet Sir Richard Barney Sir John Holland Baronet Sir Miles Hubbart Knight of the Bath Sir Hamond de Strange Sir Charles le Grose Sir Robert Kempe Sir Anthony Gawdie Sir Thomas Hoogan Sir Edmund Mundford Sir Thomas Gawdie Sir Edward Kirkham Sir Robert le Grey Sir Thomas Gibbons Knights Francis Bacon Serjeant at Lawe Thomas Knevitt Framlingham Gawdy James Hubbart John Burton Thomas Wyndeham William Henningham Robert Bacon Richard Catlin Philip Calthropp Sir John Spilman of Norbrough Knight John Smith Gregory Gawsell Charles Sucklin Jeffery Cobb Thomas Fisham John Palgrave Francis Jermy Edward Garmy William Doyley William Buckworth Sir Valentine Pill Knight Robert Wood Robert Wilton Adam Scambler James Scambler John Spelman Martin Sedley Robert Tong Robert Roughton and Thomas Wright Adam [Scamley (fn. 21) ] James [Scamley (fn. 21) ] Robert Mapes Thomas Wright Thomas Fisham Martin Sedley Edward Chamberlain Henry Taylor Thomas Reeve John Kendall John Houghton Esquires the Maior of Thetford for the time being Thomas Lincoln
Unto the Maior for the time being Francis Bacon Serjeant at Law Thomas Shipdam Henry Lane Christopher Barret Thomas Baker John Tooley Erasmus Earle Richard Catlyn Alexander Anguish Samuel Smith Richard Harman Esquires John Thacker William Goslin Lynewell Sherwood Francis Norris Thomas Barret Gentlemen.
Unto William Lord Fitzwilliams Sir Rowland St John Knight of the Bath Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet Sir John Norwich Baronet Zouch Tate Esquire Sir Francis Nicholas Baronet Sir William Chauncie Knight Sir Christopher Hatton Knight of the Bath Sir Richard Samuel Knight John Blinchoe Esquire Sir Humfrey Orme Knight Richard Knightly Senior Esquire Charles Edmonds Esquire Edward Harby Esquire John Bernard John Cartwright Philip Holeman John Cresswell Richard Trist William Pargeter Richard Lane Esquire Attorney to the Prince his Highnes James [Angou (fn. 22) ] Edward Farmer Clifton Catesby Lawrence Manley Thomas Genison Richard Owsley John Sawyer Thomas Pentloe Thomas Dove Francis Quarles John Claypoole William Dudley Thomas Elme John Norton Edward Duncumbes Edward Handbury Henry Freeman Esquires Edward Shugborough Esquire the Maior of North[amp]ton for the time being Thomas Martin John Gifford Gentlemen
Unto Sir John Fenwicke and Sir William Widdrington Knights Sir John Delavale Knight Sir John Clevering Knight Thomas Middleton Esquire Cuthbert Heron Esquire Sir Robert Collingwood Knight Gilbert Swinhoe Esquire Sir Robert Jackson Knight William Shaftoe Esquire Henry Withrington Gentleman Sir Nicholas Temple Knight Robert Midforth Gentleman Richard Heron Gentleman John Salkeld Gentleman Henry Ogle Gentleman Ralph Carnaby Esquire Henry Whitehead Gentleman Richard Foster Gentleman Robert Clavering & Martin Fenwick Gentlemen.
Unto Francis Perpoint Esquire Sir Jarvase Clifton Knight and Baronet Sir Francis Molineux Sir Hardoffe Wastenesse Baronets Sir Thomas Hutchinson Sir Francis Thornhaighe Sir Roger Cooper Sir Mathew Palmer Sir Jervis Eyre Knights Robert Sutton Isham Perkins Anthony Eyre John Nevile Thomas Williamson William Stanhope Richard Byron John Wood Senior Timothy Pusy Gilbert Millington John Digby acton Burnell Jervis Piggott Jervis Lee John Odingsell Hugh Cartwright William Saunderson Richard Hacker John Wood junior Esquires the Maior of Newarke for the time being.
Unto the Maior for the time being John James Francis Peirpoynt Esquire Sir Jervis Clifton. Knight and Baronet Sir Thomas [Hutchinson (fn. 23) ] Knight William Nix Richard Hardmeate William Gregory Robert Burton Aldermen Robert Sutton William Stanhope Gilbert Millington Esquires Huntington Plumbtree Doctor of Phisick Robert Greves John Gregorie senior.
Unto William Lenthall Esquire now Speaker of the Commons House of Parliament Sir Thomas Pope Knight Sir Thomas Penniston Knight and Baronet Sir Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath Sir John Curson Sir Robert Dormer Sir Robert Jenkinson Knight Sir John Lacy Sir Francis Norris Sir William Cobb Sir Thomas Cogghill Knights Edward Wray John Doyley Thomas Chamberlaine Thomas Tipping Robert Scroope Edmund Simeon [Unto (fn. 24) ] Croke Humphrey Elmes Richard Hampden John Taverner Edmund Goodier William Tipping John Griffith Edmund Chamberlaine Bartholomew Hone Rice Jones Walter Dunch Edward Clarke Charnell Pettie Vincent Barrey and Richard Powell Esquires Unto the Maior of the City of Oxon. for the time being John Whistler Esquire Recorder Henry Southam John Smith John Nixon.
Unto Sir Edward Harrington Knight and Baronet Sir Francis Bodenham Knight Richard Wynfeild Alexander Noell Bryan Palmes Edward Heath Evers Armyn John Osborne Edward Faulconer Edward Chisledine and Andrew Burton Esquires.
Unto William Mounson Knight Lord Viscount Mounson of Castlemaine Sir Anthony Vincent Knight and Baronet Sir Richard Young Sir Ambrose Browne Baronets Sir Nicholas Carew Sir Richard Onslow Sir Arthur Manwaring Sir Thomas Grymes Sir Francis Howard Sir Charles Howard Sir Francis Stidolph Sir John Howland Sir John Lenthall Knights Sir John Jaques Baronet Sir John Tonstall Sir John Gresham Sir Thomas Evelyn Sir William Elliot Sir Thomas Bludder Sir Dudley Carleton Sir Robert Parkehurst Sir John Evelyn Sir Samuel Oldfeild Knights Nicholas Stoughton Henry Hilliard George Evelyn Arthur Squibb George Mynn George Duncombe senior William Mustchampe Robert Hatton Robert Goodwyn Edmund Saunders John Turnor Henry Weston Robert Holman Edward Bish senior Edward Bish junior Heyward Bickerstaffe Richard Hacket Woolley Lea John Denham John Hamond Mathew Carleton John Goodwyn Anthony Fane James Zouch Thomas Sands Cornelius Holland Charles Hoskyns Esquires John Wayte Gentleman Samuel Warcupp Esquire Robert Haughton Cornelius Cooke.
Unto Sir William Brereton Sir Harvy Baggot Sir Edward Littleton Baronets Sir Richard Leveson Knight of the Bath Sir Charles Egerton Knight Ralph Snede Walter Wrotesley George Digby Thomas Crompton Humfrey Worley Mathew Morton John Scrimshire John Fowke Esquires Edward Manwaring Arthur Grosvenor Richard Pyat Michael Biddulph John Wedgwood junior William Brookes Esquires Richard Ever Richard Hinton Nicholas Hurt Gentlemen.
Unto Sir Robert Howard Knight of the Bath William Peirpoynt Esquire Sir Richard Levison Knight of the Bath Sir Paul Harris Knight and Baronet Sir John Corbet Sir Richard Lee Baronets Sir Thomas Woolrige Sir Moreton Briggs Baronets Sir William Whitmore Sir Richard Newport Sir William Owen Sir Robert Eyton Knights Henry Bromley Harcourt Layton Esquires John Wylde Esquire Richard More Charles Baldwyn Francis [Charleton (fn. 25) ] Walter Barker Edward Jones Thomas Eyton Peter Corbet Edward Cresset Thomas Corbet Adam Littleton Thomas Kettleby Francis Herbert William Littleton Francis Harbert Edward Acton Humfrey Walcott Walter Piggott John Newton Thomas Nicholls Arthur Sandford William Fowler Thomas Mitton Andrew Lloyd Richard Lloyd Francis Thornes Robert Powell Thomas Screven William Blundell Richard Oakely Walter Waring Thomas Southerne Roger Kinastone Rowland Hill Robert Corbet of Stannadine Esquires Arthur Ward. Thomas Lockard Gentlemen the Maior of the Towne of Shrewsbury for the time being Sir Richard Prince Knight Timothy Turner Thomas Jones senior Edward Jones Thomas Owen Humfrey Mackworth Thomas Mitton Richard Gibbons Esquires William Rowley Simon Weston Charles Benion Robert Betton Thomas Winfeild John Studley Aldermen of Shrewsbury the Bailiffs of the Town of Ludlow for the time being Ralph Goodwyn Charles Baldwyn Esquires Edward Jones Adam Acton and Ellis Biddow Gentlemen.
Unto George Goring Esquire Sir John Mill Baronet Sir Richard Norton Baronet Sir William Lewes Baronet Sir Henry Wellopp Knight Sir. Gabriell Dowse Knight Sir Francis Dowse Knight Sir Gerrard Fleetwood Knight Sir William Uvedall Knight Sir Thomas Jarvis Knight Sir Thomas Bilson Knight Sir Henry Clarke Knight Sir John Compton Knight Sir William Waller Knight Sir William Ogle Knight Robert Wallop Esquire Richard Whitehead Esquire John Doddington Esquire Richard Norton of Southwicke Esquire Henry Sands Esquire Richard Jarvis Esquire John [Lisle (fn. 26) ] Esquire Thomas Neale Esquire William Kingsmill Esquire Edward Pit Esquire Benjamin Tutchburne Esquire Arthur Hide Esquire Dowse Fuller Esquire Thomas Wills Esquire John Button Esquire Francis Saintberb Esquire John Hooke Esquire Edward Hooper Esquire Arthur Bromfeild Esquire John Kempe Esquire Henry Tulse Esquire William Withers Esquire Thomas Brooke Esquire Richard Major Esquire Thomas Edmonds Esquire Francis Tilney Esquire the Maior of Winton for the time being Thomas Chandler Thomas Betsworth Esquire Francis Rivet Esquire Thomas Hussey [Esquire (fn. 27) ] Christopher Hussey Esquire Ralphe Rix the Maior of Portsmouth for the time being
Unto Sir Henry [Worsley (fn. 28) ] Baronet Sir Robert Dillington Baronet Sir John Meux Baronet Sir William Lisle Sir John Oglunder Sir John Leigh Knights Barnaby Leigh John Lisle Edward Dennis John Richards John Bulkley William Bournam John [Worsley (fn. 28) ] Esquires Robert Urry Gentleman.
Unto Sir Edmund Bacon Sir William Playteers Sir Robert Crane Knights and Baronets Sir John Barker Sir Buttes Bacon Sir Simonds d' Ewes Knight and Baronet Sir William Spring Baronet Sir Roger North Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston Sir Philip Parker Sir William Soame Sir John Rowse Sir Thomas Glemham Sir John Wentworth Sir Charles Crofts Sir William Pooley Sir Robert Brooke Sir William Harvy Sir Thomas Gee Sir Edward Duke Knights Henry Cooke Thomas Jermin William Heveningham Maurice Barrowe John Wingfeild John Gurdon Wiseman [Bokenham (fn. 29) ] William Rivet of Bilson Henry North Isaac Appleton Thomas Plaiters Robert Raynalds John Rowse Thomas Cole Richard Pepes Robert Brewster John Scrivener Henry North Senior Nicholas Bacon of Dennington Thomas Blosse Arthur. Jenny Nathaniel Bacon of Friston John Lany Nicholas Rivet of Drinkston Francis Bacon William Cage William Bloyse of Grandesbourgh John Clench junior Edmund Harvy of Wickhamskeythe Esquires the Bailiffe of the Towne of Ipswich for the time being John [Sucklmor (fn. 30) ] Richard Puplet Gentlemen Edmund Keyne John [Alde (fn. 31) ] Gentlemen the [Bailiffs (fn. 32) ] of Aldeburge for the time being Thomas Johnson Henry Cleney Gentleman.
Unto Sir Thomas Mallet Knight one of his Majesties Justices of the Kings Bench Sir John Horner Sir Charles Berkley ( (fn. 33) ) Sir Francis Dodington Sir Thomas Wroth Sir Henry Berkley Knights Sir Thomas Bridges and Sir Francis Hawle Knights John Mallet John Harrington William Walrond George Powlet Richard Cole Anthony Stocker William Capell John Symmes William Every junior William Bull Robert Harbyn Thomas Lutterell Samuel Gorges Robert Henley William Strode of Barrington Amias Bampfeild John St Albyne John Hunt Edward Dyer William Hill of Pounsford Edward Wycks William Barrow senior John Baber John Merifeild James Ash Henry Nevill Edward Baber Nathaniel Holbech Esquires unto the Maior of Bathe for the time being Richard Chapman John Biggs Aldermen.
Unto Sir Thomas Pelham Sir Thomas Bowyer Baronets Sir John Chapman Sir William Morley Sir Henry Dawtry Sir Thomas Parker Sir George Courtopp Sir Thomas Eversfeild of Denn Sir Thomas Eversfeild junior Sir Thomas Henley Knights Philip Jarmin Serjeant at Lawe Anthony Stapley Edward Ford Thomas Grey John Alford Thomas Mylles Nicholas Wolfe Ralph Cooper Henry Goring Thomas May Thomas Midleton Hall Ravenscroft William Marlot Edward Apsley William Michillbourne Harbert Morley Anthony Fowle Henry Shelley John Ashbournham William White Harbert Hay John Baker Laurence Ashbourneham Herbert Bourd John Busbridge William Cawley Peter Farneden Thomas Whitfeild William Thomas John Downes Henry Peck Francis Selwyn John Apsley Esquires Henry Bridgen Gentleman George Sampson & William Bachelour of Winchelsey Gentlemen.
Unto James Lord Compton Sir Thomas Leigh Knight and Baronet Sir Thomas Holt Knight and Baronet Sir Simon Clarke Baronet Sir Robert Fisher Knight and Baronet Sir Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath Sir Grevill Varney Knight Sir Hercules Underhill Knight Sir Henry Gibbs. Knight Sir Francis Willoughby Knight Sir Simon Archer Knight Sir George Devereux Knight Rowley Ward Serjeant at Law Walter Chitwine Esquire Spencer Lucy Robert Ardine George Browne Clement Throckmorton Robert Lee Richard Shugburgh William Combes John Lisley William Purefey John Temple Thomas Boughton Anthony Stoughton James Onion Robert Shelton John Fetherston Esquires Thomas Newsum Esquire Richard Bishopp Esquire Serjeant at Armes.
Unto Edward Lord Gorges Sir John St Johns Knight and Baronet Sir William Button Knight and Baronet Sir Edward Hungerford Knight of the Bath Sir John Glanvile Knight one of His Majesties Serjeants at Lawe Sir John Davers Sir Edward Bainton Sir John Earnley Sir Nevill Poole Sir Theobald Gorges Sir Henry Ludlowe Sir Walter Smith Sir John Lambe Sir George Ayloffe Sir John Evelyn Edward Seymer George Vaughan Lawrence Hide Richard Goddard John Bowles Edward Tucker Francis Swanton John Saddler Robert Drewe Edward Earley William Bowyer John Topp Thomas More Robert Eyre William Walleys Robert Genner Walter Longe John Ducket Edmund Escourt Robert Nicholas Charles Gore Thomas Hungerford Thomas Bennet Henry Bayley John Penruddock Richard Goddard Edward Goddard Walter Norburne George Lowe Henry Hawkins Philip Smith Jasper More Thomas Grove John Francklyn Unto the Maior of New Sarum for the time being Richard Goddard Esquire John Ivie John Dove
Unto Sir Philip Musgrave Baronet Sir James Bellingham Sir Richard Sandford Knights Sir Henry Bellingham Knight and Baronet Christopher Phillipson Gawen Brathwaite Allen Bellingham George Gilpin Richard Crackenthorpe Esquires John Dalston Esquire Christopher Dudley Esquire.
Unto Sir Walter Devereux Sir Thomas Rous Baronets Sir John Rous Knight John Wilde Serjeant at Lawe Humfrey Salwey Edward Pitt Edward Dingley William Jeffryes of Hamm Castle John Savage Henry Ingram Henry Townsend John Nanfan Edward Vernon William Childe Thomas Good Robert Wilde of the Commanders John Winford Esquires George Lench Philip Brace Roger Lowe John Colding Esquires Henry Dison Edward Barret & Nicholas Gower of Droytwich John Hailes & Francis Gilding of Bewdley Daniel Dobbins Esquires the Bailiffe of Kidderminster for the time being the Maior of Evesham for the time being Francis Harwell Thomas Chresheld Gentlemen.
To Sir Arthur Terringham Sir Thomas Holland Knights Thomas Buckley Thomas Glyn Richard [Putherich (fn. 34) ] John Bodevile Hugh Owen of Bodeon Owin Wood William Robinson Richard Owen Richard Merricke Henry White William Bold Esquires.
To Henry Williams Thomas Gwyn John Williams Richard Gaynes John Wabiefe Jeffery Jefferyes William Morgan Richard Rumsey Edward Williams Meredith Lewis Roger Vaughan William Harbert Bailiffe of Brecknock William Watkins Davies Winter Lewis Meredith Hugh Meredith John Herbert Morgan Aubrey Esquires
Unto Sir Marmaduke Lloyd Knight Sir John Lewis Knight Richard Price James Lewis Henry Vaughan junior Evan Gwyn John Stedman Thomas Price John Pew David Evans John Phillipps John Vaughan Esq. Thomas William Lloyd and Nicholas Williams Esquires
Unto Sir Richard Vaughan Knight of the Bath and Earle of Carbury Sir Rees Rudd Baronet Henry Jones David Guyn John Vaughan of Plose Richard Vaughan Rowland Gwyn Henry Vaughan junior Richard Phillips John Harris Thomas Lloyd Nicholas Williams Esquires
Unto the Maior for the time being Sir Richard Vaughan Knight of the Bath and Earle of Carbury in the Kingdome of Ireland Griffith Lewis Martin Bynon Thomas Wood Lewis Jones Thomas Jones Rowland Phillips David Bevan Owen Man and John Bloome Esquires.
Unto Sir Richard Wynn Knight and Baronet Sir William Williams Baronet Thomas Glynn John Bodvell Griffith Jones John Griffith John Owen Owen Wynn William Thomas Maurice Wynne Griffith Thomas Humfrey Jones Thomas Glynn of Nanley William Glynn John Bodurda John Robins Thomas Maddryn William Lloyd Arthur Williams William Hookes Hugh Griffith and Hugh Wynne Esquires and John Jones of Melnuen Gentleman.
Unto Sir Thomas Salisbury Baronet Sir Thomas Middleton Sir Edward Broughton Knights William Salisbury William Wynne Simon Thelwall Gerrard Eyton Edward Meredith Robert Wynn Richard Lloyd John Lloyd Edward Thelwell Kenrick Eyton John Wynne Hugh Lloyd John Thelwall Richard Middleton John Roydon William Parry Esquires.
Unto Sir Thomas Hanmer Baronet Sir Roger Mostyn Knight Sir Thomas Bruerton Knight Richard Grovesnor Roger Mostyn William Conway Thomas Ravenscroft Humphrey Dymocke John Puleston Robert Davies Thomas Mostyn John Salisbury John Eaton William Mostyn Peter Griffith Peter Evans Richard Parry Evan Edwards and Ralph Hughes Esquires.
Unto Philip Lord Harbert of Cardiffe Sir William Lewis Sir Thomas Lewis Sir Anthony Mansell Knights Edward Stradling John Carne John Oberry Nicholas Kems Thomas Mathews Richard Basset William Harbert of Swansey Anthony Gwyn William Harbert of Cogan Edward Thomas Thomas Lewis Thomas Carne David Evans Marmaduke Mathews Watkin Lougher Jenkin Morgan Walter Thomas Esquires and Richard Seys Gentleman.
Unto Sir Richard Phillips Sir John Stepney Baronets Sir Hugh Owen Knight and Baronet John Lawharne Hugh ( (fn. 34) ) Bowen Esquires Thomas ap Rice Lewis Barber George Browne David Parry John Phillips John Gunter Walter Cuny Thomas White the Maior of the Towne of Pembrooke and Timby for the time being.
Unto Sir John Price Baronet Sir Edward Lloyd Knight Richard Harbert Arthur Price Rowland Pugh John Blaney Edward Corbet Lloyd Peirs John Price Richard Pugh Evan Glynn Edward Lloyd Thomas Maurice Thomas Owens Esquires Charles Lloyd Edward Wynn William Ruffin Francis Harbert [Esquires (fn. 35) ] Randall Owen Gentleman.
Which Commissions for the payment of the said su[m]m and su[m]ms of money shall be severally and respectively delivered to the said Commissioners or to one of them before the tenth day of Aprill One thousand six hundred fourty two and to every of the said [Commissioners (fn. 36) ] ten schedules (containing the tenour of this act) shall be filed. And for the Commissioners better discovery of Popish Recusants severall schedules shall be delivered unto them with theire severall Commissions out of the Exchequer and Certificates from the Clerkes of the Assizes and of the Peace and other the like Officers and from the Ministers and Churchwardens of every Parish of the names of such Popish Recusants as are to be charged by this act by [the (fn. 37) ] which Commission the Commissioners in every such Commission named according to this act and as many of them as shall be appointed by the said Commission shall have full power and authority to put the effect of the said Commission in execution.
VIII. Commissioners to meet together.
And Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that after such Commission to them delivered the said Commissioners for the better effecting of the p[re]misses shall and may with all convenient speed assemble themselves and meet together in every of the said Counties or Places respectively (where they are Commissioners) in some convenient place for the distribuc[i]on of the said su[m]m imposed upon each Countie to be divided into Hundreds Lathes Wards Rapes Wapentakes Towns Parishes and other places according to the true meaning of this act and that afterwards they may by theire assents and agreements sever themselves for the execution of theire Commission into such Hundreds Lathes Wards Rapes Wapentakes Towns Parishes and other Places within the limits of the said Commission in such forme as to them shall seeme expedient to be ordered and betweene them to be agreed according to the tenour and effect of the Commission to them therein directed
IX. Commissioners to execute act according to the tenor thereof.
For Payment of the Two Moieties of the said Money,; Commissioners to direct Precepts to a certain Number of Inhabitants in Hundreds, &c. to appear before the the Commissioners.; Persons who receive Precepts are to shew such Precepts to the other Inhabitants named therein; Penalty £5.
And be it alsoe enacted by authoritie of this p[re]sent Parliament That the Commissioners and every of them which are named limited and appointed according to this act to be Commissioners in every such Shire Ryding Lathe Wapentake Rape City Town Borough Isle or any other place and none other shall truely effectually and diligently for their parts execute the effect of this present act according to the tenour thereof in every behalfe and no otherwise by any meanes without omission favour dread malice or any other thing to be attempted or done by them or any of them to the contrary thereof And the said Commissioners or as many of them as shall be appointed by the said Commission and none other for the execution of the said Commission and act shall for the taxation of the said first payment being the moitie or one halfe of the said sume and su[m]ms of money before the six and twentieth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred fourty two And for the taxation of the second payment being the other moyety hereof before the first day of September One thousand six hundred fourty and two by vertue of the Commission delivered to them in form aforesaid directts theire severall or joynt precept or precepts unto eight seven six five four three or twoe (as for the number of the Inhabitants shall be requisite) of the most substantiall discreet and honest persons Inhabitants to be named by the said Commissioners or by as many of them as shall bee appointed by the said Commission of and in Hundreds Lathes Rapes Wapentakes Wards Parishes Towns and other places aswell within Liberties Franchises ancient demeasne places exempted and Sanctuaries as without within the limits of the Shires Ridings Lathes Wapentakes Rapes Cities Towns Boroughs and Isle aforesaid and other places within the limits of theire Commission and to the Constables Subconstables Bailiffs and other like Officers and Ministers of every of the said Hundreds Towns Rapes Wapentakes Wards Parishes and other places aforesaid as to the Commissioners and every number of them or to four or three of them by theire discretion shall seem expedient and as by the manner and use of those parts shall be requisite straitly by the said precept charging and commanding the said Inhabitants Constables and other Officers aforesaid to whom such Precept shall be so directed to appeare in theire proper persons before the said Commissioners or such number of them as( (fn. 38) ) shall divide themselves according to the tenour of the said Commission at certaine dayes and places by the said Commissioners or any such number of them as is aforesaid within Cities Boroughs or Towns corporate or without in any other place as is aforesaid by theire discretion to be limited thereunto to do and accomplish all that to them on the part of the Kings Majestie shall be enjoyned touching this act Commaunding further by the said precept that he to whose hands such precept shall come shall shew and deliver the same to the other Inhabitants or Officers named in the same Precept and that none of them faile to accomplish the same upon pain of five pounds to be forfeited to the Kings Majestie
X. Commissioners to meet and call Persons named in Precept to appear before them.
Such Persons making Default, or refusing to serve; Penalty £5.; Upon Appearance to be charged to make Inquiry into the Substance of Persons to be charged; but such Inquiry not to be taken on Oath; and to certify before Commissioners such Substance, and the Names of the Parties charged, &c.; Penalty £5.; Thereupon Commissioners to read the Rates openly, and instruct Officers how to make their Certificates, &c.; Afterwards another Day to be appointed by Commissioners for such Persons to appear.; Such Persons not appearing, and refusing to make Certificate.; Penalty £5.; Proviso for Sickness, &c.; Commissioners to examine Presenters of Certificate.; Further Proceedings on Assessments by Precepts to Constables, &c. to warn Persons named therein to appear.; Oath not allowed on Inquiry into the Substance of Persons charged.; Persons named in the said Precept, called upon, not appearing.; Proviso for reasonable Excuse.; Panalty, Double Rate.; On Inquiry into the Substance of Persons charged, Commissioners may increase Taxation.; Spiritual Persons how rated for Temporal Possessions.
And be it further enacted by the authority of this p[re]sent Parliament That at the said day and place p[re]fixed and limited in the said precept every of the said Commissioners then being in the Shire and not having sufficient excuse for his absence at the day and place p[re]fixed for that part whereunto he was limited shall appeare in his owne proper person and there the same Commissioners being p[re]sent or as many of them as shall be appointed by the Kings Majesties Commission shall call or cause to be called before them the said Inhabitants and Officers to whom they have directed theire said precepts and which had in commandment there to appeare by vertue of the said precept And if any person so warned make default unlesse he then be letted by sicknes or lawfull excuse and that lett be then witnessed by the Oathes of two credible persons which oath the said Commissioners or any two or more of them shall have power by this act to administer or if any appearing refuse to serve in form following then every such person so making default or refusing to serve shall forfeit to the Kings Majestie five pounds and so att every time appointed by the said Commissioners for the said severall taxations untill such time as the number of every such persons have appeared and certified in form underwritten every of them so making default or refusing to serve shall forfeite to the Kings Majestie five pounds And upon the same appearance had they shall be charged before the Commissioners by all convenient wayes and meanes other then by corporall oath to enquire of the value of the substance after the usuall manner of every person dwelling and abiding within the limits of the places that they shall be charged with and of other which shall have his or theire most resort unto any of the said places and chargeable with any su[m]m of money by this act and all other things requisite touching the said act and according to the intent of the same and thereupon as neere as it may bee or shall come to theire knowledge without respect of any former taxation heretofore had truly to present & certifie before the said Commissioners the names and surnames and the substance and values of every of them after the usuall manner as aforesaid as well of Lands Tenements Fees Offices Tythes and other hereditaments possessions and proffits as well ecclesiasticall as temporall as of goods chattels debts and other things chargeable by the same act without any concealment love favour affection dread or malice upon paine of forfeiture of five pounds at the most to be taxed extracted and levied in form as hereafter in this p[re]sent acts shall be limited or appointed And thereupon the said Commissioners shall openly there read or cause to be read unto them the said rates in this act mentioned and openly declare the effect of their charge unto them in what manner and form they ought and should make theire certificates according to the rates and su[m]ms thereof abovesaid and of all manner of persons as well Aliens and Strangers Denizens or not Denizens inhabiting within this Realm as of such Popish Recusants and other persons as be borne under the Kings obeysance chargeable to this act and of the possessions Goods and Chattels of Fraternities Guilds Corporations Brotherhoods Mysteries Communalties and other as is aforesaid and of persons being in the parts beyond the Seas having goods and chattells lands or tenements within this Realm as is aforesaid and of all goods being in the custodie of any person or persons to the use of any other as is aforesaid by the which information and shewing the said persons may have such plain knowledge of the true intent of this p[re]sent act and of the manner of theire certificate that the same persons shall have no reasonable cause to excuse them by ignorance And after such charge and the Statute concerning the said money to be raised and the manner of the said Certificate to be made in writing containing the names and surnames of every person and whether he be born without the Kings Dominions or within and the value of every person in every degree aswell of the yearely value of Lands and Tenements and of such like possessions and proffits as of the value of Goods and Chattels Debts and every thing to theire certificate requisite and necessary to them declared the said Commissioners there being shall by theire discretions limit and appoint unto the said persons another day and place to appeare before the said Commissioners and charging the said persons that they shall in the meane time make diligent enquiry by all wayes and meanes of the p[re]misses and then and [theire (fn. 39) ] every of them upon pain of forfeiture of five pounds to the Kings Majestie to appeare at the said next prefixed day and place there to certifie unto the said Commissioners in writing according to theire said charge and according to the true intent of the said grant of the su[m]ms of money aforesaid and to them in manner aforesaid hath been declared and shewed by the Commissioners At which day and place so to them p[re]fixed if any of the said persons make default or appear and refuse to make the said certificate then every of them so offending to forfeit to the Kings Majestie five pounds (except there be a reasonable excuse of his default by reason of his sicknes or otherwise by the Oathes of two credible persons there witnessed which Oathes the said Commissioners or any two of them shall have power by this act to administer) And of such as appeare ready to make certificate as is aforesaid the said Commissioners there being shall take and receive the same certificate and every part thereof and the names values and substance of every person so certified And if the said Commissioners see cause reasonable they shall examine the said Presenters thereof and thereupon the said Commissioners at the said dayes and places by theire agreement amongst themselves shall from time to time there openly p[re]fix a day att a certaine place or places within the limits of theire Commission by theire discretion for theire further proceeding to the said assessing of the same su[m]m and su[m]ms of money And thereupon at the said day of the said Certificate as is aforesaid taken the same Commissioners shall make theire p[re]cept or p[re]cepts to the Constables Subconstables Bailiffes or other Officers of such Hundreds Wapentakes Towns or: other places aforesaid as the same Commissioners shall be of comprising and containing in the said precepts the names and sirnames of all persons presented before them in the said Certificate of whom if the said Commissioners or as many of them as shall be thereunto appointed by the Kings Commission shall then have vehement suspition to be of greater value or substance in Lands Goods Chattels or su[m]ms of money owing unto them or other substance aforesaid then is upon such person or persons so certified and specified as aforesaid the same Commissioners shall make theire precept or precepts directed to the Constables Bayliffes or other Officers commanding them to whom such precepts shall be directed to warn such persons whose names shall be comprised in the said Precepts at theire Mansions or to theire persons that the same persons named in such precepts and every of them shall personally appeare before the said Co[m]mission[er]s at the said new p[re]fixed day and place there to be examined by all wayes and meanes (other then by corporall oath) by the said Commissioners of theire substance and value in manner as aforesaid and of all and every su[m]ms of money owing to them and other whatsoever matter concerning the p[re]misses or any of them according to this act At which day and place so p[re]fixed the said Commissioners then and there being or as many of them as shall be thereunto appointed by the Kings Commission shall cause to be called the said persons whose names shall be comprised in the said Precept [or (fn. 40) ] is aforesaid for theire examination And if any of those persons which shall be warned as aforesaid to be examined which at any time after the warning and before the day p[re]fixed shall be within such place as he may have knowledge of his said appearance to be made shall make default and appeare not unlesse a reasonable cause or excuse by the Oathes of two credible Witnesses before the said Commissioners which Oathes the said Commissioners or any two of them shall have power by this act to administer be truly alledged for his discharge that then every of them so making default to be taxed and charged with and at the double su[m]m of the rate that he should or ought to have beene set at for and after the value aforesaid of his lands or substance upon him certified if he had appeared by the discretion of the Commissioners there being which Commissioners shall use theire best endeavors with every of the other persons so then and [theire (fn. 41) ] appearing whose names shall be expressed in the said precept or precepts and in whom any vehement suspicion was or shall be had in form aforesaid by all wayes and meanes they can (other then by corporall Oath for theire better knowledge of theire value as aforesaid either in hereditaments or possessions or else in goods or debts and thereupon shall have power and authority by vertue of this act according to theire discretions to inlarge and increase the taxation of such persons as they shall [soe (fn. 42) ] finde by due examination to be of greater value or substance in lands or goods then they were presented at And that every spirituall person at every of the said taxations of the said su[m]me or su[m]ms of money shall be rated and set according to the rate abovesaid of and for every pound that the same spirituall persons or any other to his use hath in any Mannors Lands Tenements Rents Services Offices Fees Corodies Annuities Tithes and Hereditaments ecclesiasticall or temporall as well in right of theire Churches as otherwise after the true just and yearely value thereof and according as other the Kings Majesties subjects born within this Realm be charged in form above remembred so the same extend to the yearely value of twenty shillings or above.
XI. Assessors misbehaving;
Commissioners may set a Fine upon them.; Such Fine to be certified and levied as other Sums under the act.; Remedy for Persons aggrieved by the Assessment.; Commissioners may abate or increase Assessment.; False Oath of Value of Lands, &c.; Penalty.
And be it further enacted that if the said Taxers or Assessors shall not duly behave themselves in the inquiry taxation assessment or certificate but shall affectionately corruptly or partially demeasne themselves in that behalfe in such wise that the Commissioners shall by theire considerations deeme them offenders worthy of punishment for not doeing theire duties therein that then four or more of the Commissioners in that County for the said su[m]me and su[m]mes of money shall [have (fn. 42) ] power and authority by theire discretions either to charge the said Assessors upon theire corporall Oathes for the better service aforesaid in that behalfe or else by theire discretion to tax and set upon the said Assessors for theire misdemeanors in that behalfe such a fine or pain as they shall thinke good so that it exceed not the su[m]m of ten pounds and the same fine or pain at theire discretions to certifie to the persons nominated as aforesaid Every which fine so taxed and set by four of the said Commissioners or more and being ( (fn. 43) ) with the Schedule and Book of that limit shall be leavyed and answered in like manner and form to all intents and purposes as any other summs that shall be taxed and become due by vertue of this act and not in any otherwise or manner And if any person certified or rated by vertue of this act whether he be a Commissioner or other to any manner of value doth finde himselfe greived with the same presentment sessing or rating and thereupon complain to the Commissioners before whom he shall be called sessed or taxed or before two of them before the same taxation be certified in the Court of Exchequer that then the said Commissioners four or three of them shall by all wayes and meanes examine particularly & distinctly the person so complaining upon his Oath and other his neighbors by theire discretions of every his Lands and Tenements above specified and of every his Goods Chattels and debts above mentioned and after due examination and perfect knowledge thereof had and perceived by the said Commissioners or three of them which shall have power by authority aforesaid the said Commissioners or any three of them to whom any such complaint shall be made by theire discretions upon the Oath of the said persons so complaining may abate defaulk increase or inlarge the said Assessments according as it shall appeare unto them just upon the same examination and the same su[m]m so abated defaulked increased or inlarged shall be by them certified in form as is hereafter specified And if it be proved by witnesses or by the parties owne confession or other lawfull wayes or meanes within a yeare after any such Oath made that the same person so rated and sworn was of any better or greater value in lands goods or other things above specified at the time of his said Oath then the said person so sworn did declare upon his [said (fn. 42) ] Oath that then every person so offending shall lose and forfeit to the Kings Majestie so much lawfull money of England as he the same person so sworn was set at or taxed to pay.
XII. Persons to be rated in the Counties, and in the several Places in Counties, where their Lands, &c. lie.
And be it alsoe enacted by the same authority that every person to be rated and taxed as is aforesaid shall be rated and set and the su[m]m on him rated and set to be leavied in every county for the estate he hath either in Lands tenements hereditaments rents annuities fees offices goods cattels or chattels [in that county only & if he have an estate either in Lands tenem[en]ts hereditam[en]ts rents an[n]uities fees offices goods cattels or chattels (fn. 44) ] in severall places in one county then to be rated in the said severall places in each severall County according to such his said estate in the said severall places and the su[m]m on him set to be there leavyed accordingly.
XIII. Lands let to Tenant for Life, Years, or at Will, for nearly the yearly Value; Person receiving the Rent to be charged; but, if let at under Value, the Charged to be apportioned between Landlord and Occupier, as the Taxers think meet.
Taxers doing wrong, Commissioners may rectify. ; Tenant unduly charged may retain out of his Rent,; or have his action of Debt.; Lands in several Counties, Hundreds, &c. at one entire Rent, how charged. ; Debts owing within the Realm and beyond Sea to Persons within the Realm, to be charged at the Places of Abode at the Time of Taxation.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Lands tenements [or (fn. 45) ] hereditaments of all and every person or persons whatsoever of what degree or qualitie soever or in whose possession [soever (fn. 45) ] the same are shall be rated charged and chargeable for and towards the raising and payment of the said Four hundred thousand pounds and su[m]m and su[m]ms of money aforesaid yet neverthelesse with this limitation and provision that if the land be set or let to or neere the true yearely value thereof in the possession of any tenant for life lives yeares or at will such person or persons to whom the rent thereof belongeth to be solely chargeable therewith but if the same be let at any easie or small rent or under value then the sum taxed to be apportioned betweene the partie or parties to whom the rent belongeth and the tenant or occupier of the Lands Tenements or hereditaments as the taxers shall thinke meet and if they or any of them shall doe any injury the same to be rectified by the Commissioners according to theire discretion And if any such tenant or occupier of Lands tenements or hereditaments shall or may be charged with any su[m]m of money contrary to the true intent and meaning of this act that it shall and may be lawfull to and for such tenant or occupier to stop and detaine the same from and out of [this (fn. 46) ] rent due for the same Land or to take his lawfull remedy against such person or persons to whom the said rent is or shall be due or belonging who ought by the true meaning of this act to be charged therewith by action of Debt wherein no wager of law protection or essoin shall be allowed And in case that any lands or hereditaments in severall Counties Hundreds Parishes or Places shall be let or set for or charged with one entire rent or rents the owner of such rent or rents to be rated and charged for the rent in each Countie Hundred parish or place proportionably and according to the value of the Lands or hereditaments so let in every of the said Counties [Hundreds (fn. 47) ] Parishes and places and for all manner of debts whatsoever or su[m]m or su[m]ms of money due or owing to any person or persons by any person or persons within the Realm and alsoe for any Debts goods or su[m]ms of money remaining or being beyond the Seas out of his Majesties Dominions due or belonging to any person or persons residing within England or Wales to be charged for the same in the place of his residence or abode at the time of the taxation onely
XIV. Proviso for Persons having two Mansions, or being Household Servants or Waiting Servants to the King or others.
And be it ordained and enacted by the authority of this present Parliament that no person having two Mansions or two places to resort unto or calling himselfe houshold servant or waiting servant to the Kings Majestie or other Lord or Lady Master or Mistresse be excused from the taxes of the said payments in any place or places where he may be set or taxed And if any person that ought to [bet (fn. 48) ] set and taxed to the said payments by his coin craft or by any words or sayings or otherwise or if any that is a Commissioner or Assessors of others happen to escape from the said payments and be not set and taxed according to the true intent and meaning of this act and that proved by presentment examination information or otherwise before the said Commissioners or two of them or before the Barons of the Kings Majesties Exchequer or two Justices of the Peace of that County where such person dwelleth then every such person that by such meanes or otherwayes willingly by covin or without just cause shall happen to escape from the said taxations or payments aforesaid or any of them and shall not be rated taxed and set shall be charged upon the knowledge and proofe thereof with and at the treble value of so much as he should might or ought to have beene set or taxed at by vertue of this act and the same treble Value to be leavyed gathered and paid of his goods and chattels lands and tenements towards the said payment
XV. Rates estreated under the Seal and Sign Manual of the Commissioners, and Estreat delivered to sufficient Inhabitants, &c. of Hundreds, &c.
By Authority of Estreat, Officers, &c. to levy Rate.; Distress.; If Rate not paid in Eight Days, then Distress appraised and sold for Payment of Rate; Overplus to the Owner.; Officers, &c. to answer for the Portion limited to them only.
And be it further enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That after the taxes and assesses of the said sums upon and by the said assessing and certificate as is aforesaid made the said Commissioners or as many of them as shall be thereunto appointed and have authority by the Kings Majesties Commission shall with all speed and without delay by their writing estreat the said taxes thereof under the Seales and Signes manuall of the said Commissioners or as many of them as shall be appointed at the least And the same, shall deliver unto sufficient and substantiall Inhabitants Constables Subconstables Bayliffes and other Officers joyntly of Hundreds Towns Parishes and other places aforesaid within theire limits and to other sufficient persons inhabitants of the same onely by the discretion of the said Commissioners with the assent of the High Collectors and as the place and parties shall require as well the particular names and sirnames as the remembrance of all su[m]mes of money taxed and set of and upon every person as well man as woman chargeable by this act housholders and all other Inhabitants and Dwellers within the said Parishes Towns and places contributary to this act by authority of which writing and estreat so delivered the said Officers and other persons so named and deputed severally shall have full power and authority by vertue of this act immediately after the delivery of the said Writing or Estreat to demand leavie and gather of every person therein specified the su[m]m and su[m]ms in the same writing or estreat comprised and for [non (fn. 49) ] payment thereof to distrain the same person or persons so being behind and the occupier or tenant of Lands tenements or hereditaments chargeable by this act by his or theire goods and chattels and the distresse so taken to keepe by the space of eight dayes at the costs and charges of the Owner thereof And if the said Owner do not pay such su[m]m of money as shall be taxed upon him or her by authority of this act within the same eight dayes then the same distresse to be praised by four three or two of the Inhabitants where such distresse is taken and also then to be sold by the Constable or other Collector for the payment of the said money and the overplus coming by the sale if any be over and besides the charge of keeping the said distresse to be upon demaund restored to the Owner thereof which said Officers and other persons so deputed to aske take gather and leavie the said su[m]ms shall answer and be charged for the portion onely to them assigned and limited to be gathered leavied and comprised in the said Writing or Estreat so to them as aforesaid delivered to the persons and uses in the act expressed and the said su[m]m in that writing or estreat to be comprised to pay [to (fn. 50) ] the High collector or Collectors of that place in manner and form under written thereunto to be named and deputed
XVI. Commissioners to appoint collectors;
And further be it enacted by the said Authority that such of the said Commissioners or the more part of them as shall take upon them the execution and busines of the said Commission shall for the payment of the said moneys name such sufficient and able persons in Shires Ridings Lathes Wapentakes Rapes Cities Towns corporate and other whatsoever places as well within places priviledged as without not being foreprised in this act to be High collectors and to have the collection and receipt of the said su[m]ms set and leviable within the p[re]cincts limits and bounds where they shall be so limited and appointed to be High collectors and to every of the said collectors so severally named the said Commissioners or two of them at the least with all speed and without delay after the said su[m]ms of money be set by all the limits of the same theire Commission or in such limits as the High collectors shall be so severally assigned shall under theire seales and signes manuall deliver one Estreat indented in parchment comprising in it the names of all such persons as were assigned to leavy the said particular su[m]ms of every Hundred and Wapentake Town and other place aforesaid with the names and surnames of the persons so chargeable according to the Estreat so hereof first made and delivered as is aforesaid And the collectors to be assigned shall be charged to answer the whole su[m]m comprised in the said Estreat limited to his collection
XVII. Commissioners to take Recognizances of High collectors without Fee.
Condition of Recognizance.; Commissioners to certify.; Recognizances, &c. into the Exchequer; Penalty £10.; collector not making Recognizance; Penalty £20.; Exchequer to cancel Recognizances on Payment of collection into Exchequer without Fee.; collector may appoint Days and Places for Payment of collect.; Assessors, &c. not paying collect to High collectors,; with Allowance of 1d. in the Pound of collection.; Distress.; Proceedingsthereon.
Provided alwaies And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid that the said Commissioners having authority by this act to nominate the High collectors of the said moneys shall immediatly upon that nomination and election take by authority of this present Parliament sufficient Recognizances or Obligac[i]ons without any fee or reward to be paid therefore of every persons so by them to be named to be High collectors to be bound to the Kings Majestie in the double su[m]m of the su[m]m of his collection and to be endorsed and made upon such condic[i]on that is to say for the due collection and payment of the moneys for and towards the first moyty of the said Foure hundred thousand; pounds and su[m]m and su[m]ms aforesaid that if the said collector his heires or executors do truly content and pay to the persons aforesaid at the [place (fn. 51) ] appointed by this act for payment thereof at or before the twentieth day of July which shall be in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred fourty two so much of the said su[m]m of money allotted and appointed to his collect that he shall collect and gather and content and pay the residue of his collection and charge within one moneth next after such time as he hath collected and gathered the same residue that then the said recognizance or obligac[i]on to be void And for the collection of the said latter payment for and towards the other moyetie or one halfe of the said Four hundred thousand pounds upon condic[i]on that if the said Collectour his heires or executours doe truly content and pay to the persons aforesaid at the places appointed by this act for payment thereof at or before the twentieth day of January which shall be in the said yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred fourty two so much of the said su[m]m of money allotted and appointed to his collection as he shall collect and gather and content and pay the residue of his collection and charge within one moneth next after such time as he hath collected and gathered the same residue that then the said recognizance or Obligac[i]on to be void or else to stand in full force and vertue Which said severall and respective recognizance or obligac[i]on soe taken the said Commissioners shall severally certifie and deliver into his Majesties Court of Exchequer with the severall Certificates of the said taxations and rates of the said payments at and by the times prescribed and appointed by this act for the certificate of the said taxations of the said payments upon paine of forfeiture of ten pounds to the Kings Majestie for every recognizance or obligac[i]on not so certified And that every such collector so named and chosen upon request to him made shall acknowledge and make the said recognizance or obligac[i]on upon pain of forfeiture of twenty pounds to the Kings Majestie for the refusall thereof and that the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer for the time being upon payment of the said severall collections of the said moneys at the dayes and times herein limited for the payment hereof shall cancell and deliver the recognizances or obligac[i]ons for the payment thereof to the collector or collectors without any [other (fn. 52) ] Warrant and without any fee or reward to be paid for the same to any person And every collector soe deputed having the said Estreat in parchment as is aforesaid shall have authoritie by this act to appoint dayes and places within the circuit of his collection for the payment of the said moneys to him to be made and thereof to give warning by Proclamation or otherwise to all the Constables or other persons or inhabitants having the charge of the particular collection within the Hundreds Parishes Towns or other places by him or them limited to make payment of the said particular collect of every su[m]m as to them shall appertain And if at the same day and place so limited and p[re]fixed by the said High collector the said Constable Officers or other persons or inhabitants as is aforesaid for the said particular collection assigned and appointed within such Hundred Citie Town or other place doe not pay unto the said High collector the su[m]m within theire severall Hundreds Towns Parishes and other Places due & comprised in the said Estreat thereof to them delivered by the said Commissioners or some of them as is aforesaid or so much thereof as they have by any meanes received (one peny for every pound for the said particular collection as is aforesaid alwaies thereof to be allowed excepted and abated) that then it shall be lawfull for the said High collectors and every of them and for theire assignes to distreine every of the said Constables Officers and other Inhabitants for theire said severall and particular collection of the said su[m]ms comprised in the said Estreat and Writing thereof to them and every of them as is before expressed delivered or for so much of the same su[m]m as so then shall happen to be gathered and leavied and behinde and unpaid by the goods and chattels of every of them so being behind and the distresse so taken to be kept and appraised and sold as is aforesaid and thereof to take and leavy the su[m]ms so then being behinde and unpaid and the overplus coming of the sale of the said distresse (if any be) to be restored and delivered unto the Owner in form above remembred.
XVIII. Assessors, Attornies, Factors, &c. after being charged with Receipt of Assessment, dying, or removing or concealing their Goods; or when Monies comprized in Estreat cannot be levied by Distress;
or where Distress cannot be sold; collector, &c. discharged, and Process out of the Exchequer, and the Commissioners may direct Precepts to Officer to levy such Money.; Who may distrain.; Distress kept, appraised and sold.; If Distress taken out of Limits assigned, Allowance.; Persons charged discharged by Distress.; Persons distrained having no Lands, &c.; Proceedings.; Imprisonment until Sums due, and also Fee for Arrest, paid.; Officer not executing Process,; Penalty 20s.; Gaoler suffering Escape,; Penalty 40s. and double Value of Rate and Fees.; Like Process for Subsidies due by any Persons charged for another unpaid.; In Default of Payment,; Imprisonment.; Certificate by Commissioners.; collectors, &c. disobeying Commissioners,; and Persons suspected to be not indifferently taxed, refusing to appear or be examined, or resisting, &c.; Penalty 40s. or under, at Discretion of Commissioners. ; Commissioners may punish by Imprisonment.
And be it alsoe by the said authority enacted that if any inhabitants or officers or whatsoever other person or persons charged to and for the collection and Receipt of any part or portion of the said payments by any manner of meanes according to this act or any person or persons for themselves or as Keeper Guardian Deputy Factor or Attorney of or for any other person or persons for any goods or chattels of the Owner thereof at the time of the said assessing to be paid being out of this Realme or in any other parts not knowne or of or for the goods and chattels of any other person or persons of any corporation fraternity mystery or other whatsoever communalty being corporate or not corporate and all persons having in theire rule governance and custody any goods or chattels at the time of the said assessing to be made or which for any cause for or by collection or for himselfe or for any other or by reason he hath any rule governance and custody of any goods or chattels of any other person or persons corporation communalty fraternity guild or mystery or any such other like or as Factor Deputy or Attorney of or for any person shall be taxed valued rated and set to any su[m]m or su[m]ms by reason of this act And if after the taxation and assessing upon any such person or persons as shall be charged with the Receipt of the same happen to dye or depart from the place where he was so taxed and set or his goods or chattels to be so eloyned or in such privy or covert manner kept as the same person or persons charged with the same by Estreats or other Writings from the said Commissioners or as many of them as shall be thereunto appointed by the said Commission as is aforesaid can ne may leavy the same su[m]m and su[m]ms comprised within the same Estreats by distresse within the limits of their collection as is aforesaid or cannot sell such distresse or distresses as be taken for any the said payments before the time limited to the high collector for his payment to be made as is afores[aid] then upon relac[i]on thereof with due examination by the oath or examinac[i]on of such person or persons as shall be charged with or for the receipt and collection of the same before the said Commissioners or as many of them as by the same Commission shall be thereunto appointed where such person or persons or other as is aforesaid theire goods and chattels were set and taxed and upon plain certificate thereof made by the said Commissioners as well of the dwelling place names and su[m]ms of the said persons of whom the said su[m]ms cannot be leavied and had as is aforesaid then as well the Constables and other Inhabitants appointed for the same particular collection against the High collector as the high collector upon his Accompt and Oath in the said Exchequer to be discharged thereof and processe to be made in the Kings [Majestie (fn. 53) ] name out of the same Exchequer by the direction of the Barons of the same Exchequer against such person his heires or executors so being behind with his payment And over that the same Commissioners to whom any such declaration of the premisses shall be made in form aforesaid from time to time shall have full power and authority to direct theire precept or precepts to the said person or persons charged with any su[m]m of for and upon any such person or persons or other as is aforesaid or to any Sheriffe Steward Bailiffe or other whatsoever Officer Minister person or [persons (fn. 54) ] of such place or places where any such person or persons so owing any such su[m]m or su[m]ms shall have Lands and Tenements and other Hereditaments or reall possessions goods and chattels whereby any such person or persons so indebted his heires executors or assignes or other having the custody governance or disposition of any goods or chattels lands tenements or other hereditaments which ought or may by this act be lawfully distreined or taken for the same hath and shall have Goods Chattels Lands Tenements or other possessions whereof such sum and su[m]ms which by any such person or persons may or ought to be leavyed be it within the limits of such Commission where such person or persons was or were taxed or without in any place within this realm of England Wales or other the Kings Majesties Dominions Marches or Territories by which Precept as well such person or persons shall be charged to leavie such Money as the Officer of the place or places where such distresse may be taken shall have full power and authority to distrein every such person indebted charged or chargeable by this act or his executors or administrators of his goods and chattels his guardians Factors deputies lessees farmours and assignes and all other persons by whose hands or out of whose Lands any such [persons (fn. 55) ] should have fee rent annuity or other profit or which at the time of the said assessing shall have goods or chattels or any other thing moveable of any such person or persons being indebted or owing such su[m]m and the distresses so taken cause to be kept appraised and sold in like manner and forme as is aforesaid for the distresse to be taken upon such persons to be taxed to the said Payments and being sufficient to distrein within the limits of the collectors Inhabitants or other Officers charged with or for the said su[m]ms so upon them to be taxed And if any such distresse for non payment happen to be taken out of the limit of the said persons charged and assigned to leavy the said sums as aforesaid the said persons so charged for the leavying of any such su[m]ms by distresse shall perceive and take of the same distresse for the labour of every person going for the execuc[i]on thereof for every mile that every person so laboureth for the same two pence And every farmour Guardian Tenant factour or other whatsoever person being distreined or other person charged for payment of any such su[m]m or su[m]ms or any other su[m]m by reason of this act shall be of such su[m]ms of him or them so leavied and taken discharged and acquitted at his next day of payment for the same or at the delivery of such goods and chattels as he that is so distreined had in his custody or governance against him or them that shall be so taxed and set ([any (fn. 55) ] grant or writing obligatory or other whatsoever matter to the contrary made heretofore notwithstanding) And if any such person that should be so distreined have no lands or tenements sufficient whereby he and his tenants and farmours may be distreined or have aliened [or (fn. 56) ] eloyned his goods and chattels whereby he should or might be distreined in such manner that such goods or chattels cannot be knowne or found so that the su[m]m by him to be paid in the said forme shall not neither can be conveniently leavied then upon relac[i]on thereof to the Commissioners or to as many of them as by the said Commission shall be thereunto appointed where such person or persons was taxed and set by the Oathes of him or them that shall be charged with the leavying and payment of that sum or Sums the same Commissioners shall make a precept in such manner as is aforesaid for to attach take and arrest the body of such person or persons that ought to pay the said su[m]ms and by this act shall be charged with and for the said su[m]m and su[m]ms and them so taken safely to keepe in prison within the shire or other place where any such person or persons shall be taken and attached there to remaine without bail or mainprise untill he have paid the said su[m]m or su[m]ms that such persons for himselfe or for any other by this act shall be chargeable or ought to be charged withall and alsoe for the Fees of every such arrest to him or them that shall execute such precept twentie pence And that every Officer unto whom such precept shall be directed do his true diligence and execute the same upon every person so being indebted upon pain to forfeit to the Kings Majestie for every default in that behalfe twenty shillings And that no Keeper of any Goal from his Goal suffer any person to go at large by letting to bail or otherwise to depart out of his prison before he hath paid the said debt and the said twentie pence for his arrest upon pain to forfeite to the Kings Majestie fourtie shillings And the said Gaoler to pay to the Kings Majestie the double value aswell of the rate which the said person so imprisoned was taxed at as of the said twenty pence for the fees and like Processe & remedy in like manner and forme shall be granted by the said Commissioners or as many of them as by the said Commission shall be thereunto appointed at like informac[i]on of every person or persons being charged with any su[m]m of money for any other person or persons by reason of the said payments and not thereof paid but wilfully withdrawne nor the same [leavied (fn. 57) ] within the limits where such persons were thereunto taxed And if the su[m]m or su[m]ms being behind & unpaid by any person or persons as is aforesaid be leavied & gathered by force of the said processe to be made by the said Commissioners or if in default or for lack of payment thereof the person or persons so owing the said su[m]m and su[m]ms of Money by processe of the ( (fn. 58) ) same Commissioners to be made as is aforesaid be committed to prison in form abovesaid that then the said Commissioners which shall award such processe shall make Certificate of that shall be done in the premisses after such sum or sums of money so being behind shall be leavied and gathered of such person or persons for non payment of the same committed to prison And if it happen any of the said collectors to be assigned or any Maiors Sheriffs Stewards Constables Headboroughs Bursholders Bailiffes or any other Officer or Minister or other whatsoever person or persons to disobey the said Co[m]missioners or any of them in the reasonable request to them made by the said Commissioners for the execution of the said Commission or if any of the Officers or other Persons doe refuse that to them shall appertain and belong to do by reason of any Precept to him or them to be directted or any reasonable commandment instance or request touching the premisses or other default in any appearance or collection to make or if any person being suspected not to be indifferently taxed as is aforesaid do refuse to be examined according to the tenour of this act before the said Commissioners or as many of them as shall be thereunto assigned as is aforesaid or will not appeare before the same Commissioners upon warning to him made or else make resistance or rescues upon any distresse upon him to be taken for any parcell of the said su[m]ms or payments or commit any misdemeanour in any manner of wise contrary to this act or commit any wilfull omission or other whatsoever wilfull doeing or misdoing contrary to the tenour of this act or Grant the same Commissioners and every number of them above remembred or three of them at the least upon certaine knowledge of any such misdemeanour had by information or examination shall and may set upon every such offender for every such offence in the name of a fine by the same offender to be forfeited fourtie shillings or under by discretion of the same Commissioners And further the said Commissioners and every number of them or three of them at the least shall have authoritie by this present act to punish every such offender by imprisonment there to remaine and to be delivered by theire discretions as shall seeme to them convenient the said Fines (if any such bee) to be certified by the said Commissioners that so assessed the same into the Kings Majesties Exchequer to be leavied and paid by the collectors of that part for the said payments returned into the said Exchequer to be therewith charged with the payment of the same in such manner as if the said Fines had beene set and taxed upon the said Offenders for the said payments
XIX. Allowance to High collectors and their Accountants.
And be it alsoe enacted by the said authority of this present Parliament that every of the said high collectors which shall accompt for any part of the said payments upon their severall accompts to be yeelded shall be allowed upon payment of the money chargeable upon his collection for every pound limited to his collect whereof any such collector shall be charged and yeeld accompt three pence [as (fn. 59) ] parcell of theire charge (that is to say) of every pound thereof for such persons as then have had the particular collection of the towns and other places (as is aforesaid) specified in his collection one peny and one other peny of every pound thereof (every of the said cheife collectors or theire accomptants to retaine to theire owne use for theire labour and charge in and about the premisses and one peny of every pound residue to be delivered allowed and paid by the said collector so being thereof allowed to such of the Commissioners as shall take upon them the busines and labour for and about the premisses) that is to say Every collector to pay that Commissioner or Commissioners which had the ordering of the writing of and for the said payments where the said collector or collectors had theire collection for the expences for the said Commissioners so taking upon them the said busines and labour of theire Clerks writing, the said precepts and extracts of the said collections the said last peny of every pound to be divided amongst the said Commissioners having regard to theire labour and busines taken by them and theire said Clerks in and about the premisses For which part so ( (fn. 60) ) the said Commissioners appertaining the said Commissioners six five foure or three or as many of them as shall be thereunto appointed by the Kings Majesties Commission and every of them joyntly and severally for his and theire said part may have his remedie against the collector or collectors which thereof beene or might have beene allowed by action of debt in which the defendant shall not wage his lawe neither protection neither injunction neither essoin shall be allowed And the said Treasurers and Receivers appointed by this act for the said Four hundred thousand pounds and other su[m]ms or as many of them as shall take upon them the busines and labour in receiving and issuing out of the said moneys shall have one halfe peny in every pound so by them received and issued out for theire paines in that behalfe the same to be deducted out of the [said (fn. 61) ] su[m]ms so by them to be received as aforesaid.
XX. No Member of Parliament or Commissioner to be named collectors.
Commissioners not compellable to make Presentments other than to Exchequer.; Persons assigned to be Commissioners not to be named Head collectors.; Head collectors acquitted of Fees.; Taking Fees of Accountants; Penalty.; Imprisonment.; Commissioners at Meetings to shew Certificates and Presentments to the other Commissioners.; Indenture of collectors Names, and of Sums written to collectors, Fines, &c. to be certified by Commissioners into the Exchequer.; collectors answerable for their own collect only.; Commissioners, if they cannot agree, &c. may make several Indentures.; collectors answerable for their own collect only; and upon Payment to be discharged in the Exchequer without Fee Penalty.; Commissioners or collectors or Persons taxed dying before discharged, Heirs and Executors chargeable as such Persons would have been if alive.; And Persons having in their Custody Real or Personal Estates of Persons dead to answer as if such Persons were living.; Commissioners not thinking fit to join in one Certificate,; Proceedings.; Commissioners making Default of Certificate, Process out of Exchequer against them.
And be it further enacted that no person now being a member of this present Parliament nor any Commissioner shall be named or assigned to be any collector Subcollector or Presenter of the said Payments or any part thereof nor any Commissioner shall be compelled to make any presentment or certificate other then into the Kings Majesties said Exchequer of for or concerning the said payments or any part or parcell thereof And likewise that no other person that shall be named and assigned to be Commissioners in any place to and for the execution of this act for the raising of money be or shall be assigned or named Head collector of either of the said payments neither of any part thereof And that every such person & persons which shall be nominated and appointed as is aforesaid to be Head collectors of and for the payment of the said Four hundred thousand pounds and su[m]m and su[m]ms of money payable by vertue of this act or of any part thereof be and shall be acquitted and discharged of all manner of fees and rewards and of every other charge in the Kings Majesties Exchequer or elsewhere of them or any of them by reason of that collection payment or account or any thing concerning the same to be asked And that if any person receive or take any fees rewards or pleasures of any such accomptants or use any unnecessary delay in theire accompt that then he shall forfeite to the Kings Majesty for every peny or value of every peny so taken five shillings and five pounds to the party greived for every such delay and suffer imprisonment at the Kings Majesties pleasure And after every taxing and assessing of the [said (fn. 61) ] su[m]m and su[m]ms of money aforesaid had or made and the said extracts thereof in parchment unto the collector in manner and forme before rehearsed delivered the said Commissioners which shall take upon them the execution of this act within the limits of theire said Commission by theire Agreements shall have meetings togeather At which meetings every of the said Commissioners which then shall have taken upon them the execution of any part of the said Commission shall by himselfe or his sufficient deputy truly certifie and bring forth unto the said Commissioners named in the said Commission the certificate and presentment made before him and such other Commissioners as were limited with him in one limit (so as the same certificate may be accompted & cast with the other certificates of the other limits within the same Commission) and then the said Commissioners and every number of them unto three at the least as is aforesaid if any be in life or theire executors or administrators of theire goods if they then be dead shall joyntly and severally as they were divided within their limits under their Seales by theire discretions make one or severall writings indented containing in it aswell the names of the said collectors by the Commissioners for such collections and accompts in the Exchequer and payments assigned as the grosse and severall su[m]ms written unto every such collectors to receive the said payments and also all fines amerciaments and other forfeitures if any such be by reason of this act as shall happen [to be (fn. 62) ] within the limit and p[re]cinct of theire Commission to be certified into the Kings Majesties Exchequer by the said Commissioners in which writing or writings indented so to be certified shall be plainly declared and expressed the whole and entire sum and sums of the said payments severally limited to the collection of the said collectors severally deputed and assigned to the said Sums so as none of the said collectors so certified in the said Exchequer shall be compelled there to accompt or be charged but only to and for the su[m]ms limited to his collection and not to or for any sum limited to the collection of his fellowes but every of them shall be severally charged for theire part limited to theire collection And if the said Commissioners joyned in any one Commission amongst themselves in that matter cannot agree or if any of them be not ready or refuse to make certificate with the other of the same Commissioners that then the said Commissioners may make severall Indentures in form aforesaid of theire severall limits or separations of collectors within the limits of theire Commission upon and in the Hundreds Wards Wapentakes Lathes Rapes or other such like divisions within the said severall limits of theire Commission as the places there shall require to be severed and divided and as to the same Commissioners shall seeme good to make divisions or other limits or collections for the severall charges of the same collectors so that alway one collector shall be charged and accompt for his part to him to be limited onely by himselfe and not for any Sum limited to the part of any of his fellowes and the charges of every of the collectors to be set and certified severally upon them and every such collector upon his accompt and payment of the sum of Money limited within his collection to be severally by himselfe acquitted and discharged in the said Exchequer without paying any manner of fees or rewards to any person or persons for the same upon pain and penaltie last abovesaid and not to be charged with or for any portion of any other collectors And if any Commissioner after he hath taken certificate of them that as is aforesaid shall before any Commissioners examined and the su[m]ms rated and set and the bookes and writings thereof being in his hands or if any collector or other person charged with any receipt of any part of the said Four hundred thousand pounds or other su[m]m or su[m]ms of money payable by this act or any other person taxed or otherwise by this act charged with or for any parcell of the said su[m]m of Four hundred thousand pounds or other su[m]m or su[m]ms of money payable by this act or with any other su[m]m fine amerciament penaltie or other forfeiture happen to die before the Commissioners collectors or other whatsoever person or persons have executed accomplished satisfied or sufficiently discharged that which to every such person shall appertain or belong to do according to this act then the executors administrators and heires of every such person and all other seised of any lands or tenements that any such person being charged by this act and deceasing before he be discharged thereof or any other to his use onely had of an estate of inheritance at the time that any such person was named Commissioner collector or otherwise charged with or for any manner of thing to be done satisfied or paid by reason of this act And all those that have in theire possession or hands any goods chattels leases or other things that were to any such person or persons at the time of his death or any lands or tenements that were the same persons at the time that he was as [is (fn. 63) ] aforesaid charged by this act shall be by the same compelled and charged to do and accomplish in every case as the same person so being charged should have done or ought have been compelled to do if he had beene in plene life after such rate of the Lands and Goods of the said Commissioner and collector as the partie shall have in his hands And if the said Commissioners for causes reasonable then moving shall thinke it not fit to joyn in one certificate as is aforesaid then the said person or persons that shall first joyne togeather or he that shall first certifie the said writing indented as is aforesaid shall certifie all the names of the Commissioners of that Commission whereupon such writing shall be there then to be certified with the divisions of the Hundreds Wapentakes Wards Tithings and other places to and [among (fn. 64) ] other such Commissioners of the same Commission with the names of the said Commissioners where such eparations and divisions shall be with the grosse su[m]ms of money as well of and for the said su[m]ms of money taxed or set of or within the said Hundreds Wards Wapentakes or other places to him or them divided or assigned that shall so certifie the said first writing as of the fines amerciaments penalties and other forfeitures if any happen to be within the same limits whereof the same writing shall be certified And after such writings indented which as is aforesaid shall be certified and not contain in it the whole su[m]ms set and taxed within the limits of the same Co[m]mission the other Commissioners of the same before the day of payment of the said su[m]m or su[m]ms of money shall certifie into the said Exchequer by their writing or writings indented to be made as is aforesaid the grosse and severall sums set and taxed within the places to them limited for every of the said payments and other fines amerciaments penalties & forfeitures with the names of the Hundreds Wards Wapentakes and other places to them assigned or else by theire said Writings indented to certifie at the same place before the same day of payment such reasonable causes for theire excuses why they may not make such certificate of and for the said su[m]ms of money fines amerciaments and other forfeitures growing or set by reason of the causes of theire lets or of theire not certifying as is aforesaid or else in default thereof processe to be made out of the Kings Majesties said Exchequer against the said Commissioners and every of them not making Certificate as is aforesaid by the discretion of the Treasurer and Barons of the said Exchequer.
XXI. Proviso for Stamford Baron.
Provided alwaies And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Inhabitants of the parish of Saint Martin called Stamford Baron in the suburbs of the Town and Borough of Stamford in the south part of the Waters there called Wellands which hereafter shall be contributary towards the said payments shall be assessed rated and taxed for the same by such commissioners which shall be appointed as aforesaid for the taxing rating and assessing the same payments within the County of Lincoln and shall be for the same contributary and pay to the collector or collectors which shall be assigned and appointed for the leavying and gathering of the same as aforesaid
XXII. Proviso for Scotland, Ireland, Jersey, and Guernsey.
Provided alwaies That this act or any thing therein contained in any wise extend not to charge the Inhabitants of Scotland Ireland Jersey and Garnesey or any of them of for or concerning any Mannors Lands Tenements or other possessions goods chattels or other moveable substance which the said Inhabitants or Dwellers or any others to theire use have within Scotland Ireland Jersey and Garnesey or in any of them for or concerning any fees or wages which any of the said inhabitants and dwellers have of the Kings Majestie for theire attendance and doing service to our Soveraigne Lord the Kings Majestie in Scotland Ireland Jersey & Garnesey or any of them Any thing in this present act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding
XXIII. Patents of Liberties, &c. to Cities, &c. to be good, although charged by this act.
Provided alsoe That all Letters Patents granted by the Kings Majestie or any of his noble Progenitors to any Cities Boroughs or Towns within this Realm of any manner of Liberties Priviledges or Exemptions from the burthen and charge of any act or grant of subsidies which be at this present time in force and available shall remaine good and effectuall to the said Cities Boroughs & Towns hereafter according to the purports thereof although the Inhabitants of the same and alsoe the said Corporations shall upon the great and weighty considerations of the Grant aforesaid be by this act charged and contributarie in like manner form and sort as other Cities Boroughs and Towns which be not in any wise priviledged but by this act charged.
XXIV. Proviso for Orphans and Infants.
Provided alwaies And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid that no [Orphane (fn. 65) ] or Infant within the age of one and twenty yeares borne within any the Kings Majesties Dominions shall be charged to the payment of any moneys by vertue of this act for his or theire goods or chattels to him or her left or bequeathed Any thing in this act contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
XXV. Alien or Denizen assigning his Lands, &c. to his Child, with Intent to defraud the Subsidy, such Child chargeable as an Alien.
Provided neverthelesse And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid That if any Alien or Stranger born Denizen or not Denizen and dwelling and inhabiting within this Realm of England shall assigne and convey over unto any his or theire childe or children borne within the said Realm of England his or their Lands Tenements Goods or Chattels to the intent thereby to defraud or safeguard themselves of or from the payment of the su[m]ms of money aforesaid or any part thereof that then all and every such childe or children soe being seized of any such lands and tenements or possessed of any such goods or chattels shall be charged and chargeable to and with the payment of double the said su[m]ms of money for the lands tenements goods and chattels at the said rates and values as Aliens and Strangers denizens or not denizens are before limited and appointed to pay
XXVI. Proviso for Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Provided alwaies That the said Grant of and for the su[m]m or su[m]ms of money aforesaid or any clause matter or thing whatsoever herein contained shall not in any wise extend or be construed to extend to charge the Town or Borough of Berwicke upon Tweed or any the Inhabitants or Resiants thereof with any the payments herein before mentioned for any theire Lands Goods or Chattels within the said Town or Borough but that the said Town or Borough of Barwick upon Tweed and alsoe all and every the Resiants and Inhabitants of and within the same be and shall be of and from the said grant and payments and every part thereof cleerly acquitted and discharged for any theire said Lands Goods and Chattels as aforesaid Any matter or thing whatsoever in this present act had or made to the contrary notwithstanding
XXVII. The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain of London to repay out of the said £400,000. Monies lent or engaged to be paid by the Public Faith, with Interest at £8. per Cent. per Ann. in such Manner as the Commissioners herein named shall, under theire Hands, appoint.
And be it further enacted by the authority of this present Parliament That the said Sir Richard Gurney Knight and Baronet Lord Maior of the Citie of London Sir John Cordall Sir Thomas Soame Sir John Gayer Sir Jacob Garret Alderman Atkins Alderman Pennington Sir John Wollaston Alderman Adams Alderman Warner Master Samuel Vassell Master John Venn the Chamberlain of the City of London for the time being and other persons by this present act of Parliament constituted and ordained to be Treasurers and Receivers of the said Four hundred thousand pounds and other su[m]m and su[m]ms of money payable by this act the Survivors and survivor of them respectively shall and may satisfie pay and deliver out of the said Four hundred thousand pounds and other su[m]m and su[m]ms aforesaid unto all and every County Place person or persons who have lent or advanced or to whom any moneys are or shall be due arreare or owing and for the payment whereof both Houses of Parliament or the House of Commons onely is are or shall be engaged by any act or Order of publique faith all and every such su[m]m and su[m]ms of money which shall be soe due arreare or unpaid so far as the said Four hundred thousand pounds and other su[m]m and su[m]ms granted by this act shall extend to together with such other and further su[m]m and su[m]ms of money as the damages of and for the said su[m]ms so lent or advanced due arreare or owing shall amount unto after the rate of eight pounds per centum for a yeare from the day and time that the same was laid out and advanced or did or shall become due and payable untill they shall respectively have received the said su[m]ms so disbursed due or payable in such manner & forme as William Earle of Bedford William Marquesse of Hertford Robert Earle of Essex William Earle of Salisbury Robert Earle of Warwick Henry Earle of Holland Thomas Earle of Berkshire Henry Earle of Stamford Francis Lord Dacres Philip Lord Wharton William Lord Pagett Robert Lord Brooke Edward Mountague Lord of Kimbolton John Lord Pawlet Edward Lord Howard of Escrick Francis Leigh Lord Dunsmore or any four or more of them Denzill Hollis Esquire John Pym Esquire Sir Christopher Wray Knight Sir John Hotham Baronet Thomas Lord Wenman Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight William Cage Esquire Henry Martin Esquire Sir Dudley North Knight Sir Thomas [Bower (fn. 66) ] Baronet Sir Edward Aiscough Knight Sir John Culpeper Knight Chancellor of his Majesties Court of Exchequer Sir Robert Crane Knight and Baronet John Hampden Esquire Sir Edmund Munford Sir Walter Earle Sir Arthur Ingram Knights Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet Sir Guy Palmes Knight Sir Samuel Owfield Knight Sir Henry Vane junior Knight Sir Hugh Cholmeley Knight Harbottell Grimston Esquire Sir Philip Stapleton Knight Sir Edward Hales Knight and Baronet Sir Thomas Widdrington Knight Thomas Lord Gray Sir Norton Knatchbull Knight and Baronet Edmund Waller Esquire Henry Lord Gray of Ruthyn or any eight or more of them and so proportionably in such manner and quality by any one or more writing or writings under theire hands during this Parliament shall limit appoint and declare And that the Warrant [and (fn. 67) ] Warrants of the said Commissioners before named for the issuing out of the said moneys or of such number of them as before is expressed proportionably togeather with the Acquittance and Acquittances from the person or persons which shall be appointed as aforesaid by the said Commissioners or of such number of them proportionably as before is expressed for receipt of the said su[m]m or su[m]ms of money according to this act shall be a sufficient discharge to the Treasurers in this act named for so much money as shall be comprehended in such acquittance or acquittances for the issuing out and payment of the said su[m]m or su[m]ms of money respectively
XXVIII. Treasurers not to pay any Money upon any other Warrant.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the said Treasurers shall not at all pay any su[m]m or su[m]ms of money to be by them received upon any other direction warrant or command whatsoever
XXIX. The collectors for Yorkshire and other Places herein named to pay their collections to the Lord Mayor and certain Aldermen of York at the Chamber of York, towards Payment of Billet Money due to the Inhabitants, and of Money due from Parliament to the Counties of Durham and Northumberland, City of Durham, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Provided alwaies And be it enacted and declared that all and every collector or collectors of the severall Counties of Yorke Cumberland Westmerland Northumberland the County Palatine of Durham the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne the Citie of Durham Nottingham the County and Town of Nottingham the County Palatine of Chester the County of the City of Chester the County Palatine of Lancaster Lincolneshire the County and City of Lincolne Darbyshire Staffordshire the County of the City of Litchfeild the City of Yorke and County of the same and the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull shall pay all and every the su[m]m and su[m]ms of money by him or them collected or received by vertue of this act to the Lord Maior of the City of Yorke for the time being and to Thomas Hodshon Henry Tompson and William Scott Aldermen of the said Citie at the Chamber in the said City of Yorke for and towards the payment of Billet money due and owing to the severall Inhabitants of Yorkeshire and the Counties adjacent for the billetting of his Majesties late Army as also for and towards the payment of such moneys as are due and owing by the Parliament to the Counties of Durham and Northumberland and the City of Durham and Town of Newcastle upon Tyne Any thing in this p[re]sent act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding