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'House of Lords Journal Volume 7: 21 February 1645', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 219-230. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol7/pp219-230 [accessed 4 March 2024]
DIE Veneris, 21 Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Dr. Burges.
Ds. Grey de War', Speaker.
Message from the H. C. with an Order and Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, &c.
1. To desire Concurrence in an Order to be sent to the Commissioners at Uxbridge.
2. An Ordinance concerning the Discharge of Sir Jo. Morley's Sequestration.
The Messengers were called in, and told, "That they do agree to both Things brought up."
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Dr. Heath returned Answer from the House of Commons:
That they do agree to the Alterations and Additions which their Lordships made in the Ordinance for the raising of One and Twenty Thousand Pounds a Month, for the Maintenance of the Scottish Army. (Here enter it.) And they agree that Geo. Devereux Esquire shall be a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Mountgomery: But to the Petition of Major Greye's Brothers, they will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance for Martial Law at Sea.
The Lord Admiral presented to this House an Ordinance, and Instructions, to give him Power to use Martial Law at Sea; which were read Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine a Clock.
Dr. Heath to attend the said Committee.
Instructions for the Commissioners for the Treaty, about limiting the Power of the Militia in Commissioners for a Time.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Commissioners of both Houses shall have Power with the Scotts Commissioners, and, upon Conference had with them, shall have Liberty to limit the Power of the Militia in Commissioners, according to the Seventeenth Proposition, to continue for Three Years after the Peace shall be settled in the Three Kingdoms of Engl. Scotland, and Ireland, and shall be so declared by the King and both Houses of the Parliament of England, and the King and Estates of the Parliament of Scotland, or for Seven Years at least from the Time of the passing of the Act for the Militia; and that, after the (fn. 1) Expiration of such Term as shall be consented unto, the Militia of the Kingdoms shall be settled and exercised in such Manner as shall be agreed upon by His Majesty and the Two Houses of the Parliament of England, and by His Majesty and the Estates of the Parliament of Scotland respectively, and not otherwise; and the Commissioners shall have Liberty to propound both or either of these Limitations to the Commissioners sent by the King."
Letters from the Scots Commanders in Ireland, to supply their Necessities.
The Earl of Manchester presented to this House Two Letters from the Scottish Commanders in Ireland; which were read, as followeth:
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled.
"The Hopes of an good and happy Agreement betwixt His Majesty and your Lordships hes hitherto deleyed the sending One of our Number unto your Lordships, for representing the continued Wants and Necessities we have undergone in this Servise, till, finding the Extremities soe pressing as we can no longer subsist without speedy Remedy to that Disease, which will putt this Kingdome totally from your Obedience, and strengthen the malignant Partie in both Kingdomes; soe as we conceived it our Duties to represent the same unto your Lordships Consideration, by this Gentleman, Colonel George Monro, who will sufficently informe your Lordships of our Wants and Desires, which we trust your Lordships will take soe to your Consideration, as soe great Evills may be prevented, and we enabled to doe your Lordships such Servise as may be expected from
"Your Lordships humble Servants,
Carrickfergus, the 9th of January, 1645.
(Here enter the other Letter.)
(fn. 2) "Right Honnorable,
"Our unparralled by-past Sufferings, and our present Necessityes, hath made the Officers of the Army, with my Consent, to direct the Bearer, Colonell Monro, One of our Number, and my Nephew, to your Lordships, for representinge our Greivances unto both Houses of Parliament, according to the Instructions given unto him, whereby he is commaunded to retorne with Dilligence, with the Resolution of the Parliament to his Instructions. Also I have intrusted him to represent unto your Lordships somthing concerning my owne particular Condition, wherein I humbly crave your Lordships favourable Acceptance, according as I have truly served, and shall endeavour to contynue faithfull in the Service to my Live's End; nothing (fn. 3) will be able to divert me from the same (except Contempt, which I have not deserved), and therfore I hope my by-past Carriadge in this Service will sufficiently wittnes unto your Lordships how farr I am addicted to contynue in Reality,
Carickfergus, 21th Jan. 1645.
"Your Lordships most humble and obedient Servitor,
Letter from Scotland, to the same Effect.
Next, was read another Letter, written to the Honourable the Speakers of both Houses of the Parliament of Eng. dated at Edinburgh, 9th February, 1645.
(Here enter it.)
† "For the Right Honnourable the Speakers of both Houses of the Parliament of England.
"The manifold Wants and greate Sufferings of our Army in Ireland have beene often represented unto the Honnorable Houses of Parliament, by this Kingdome and their Commissioners, as the only Impediment of the Service and Successe of these Forces there. Wee have hithertills from this Kingdome endeavored to afford them Supply for their Subsistance; but, by th'other greate Burthens which lye upon us, wee finde it will not bee possible for us to doe soe much for the future, farre lesse to provide and accommodate them for the Fields, which makes us the more earnestly accompany this Gentleman, Colonell Monro, with our Recomendation to you, he being sent from the rest of the Officers of that Army, to represent their Condition, and to knowe from you what they may presently expect for enablinge them to prosecute them this ensueing Sommer, least, that Oppertunity being lost, the like fall not within their Power heareafter. Wee entreate you seriously to consider of his Propositions, and of what Consequence they may bee to the Good of all the Three Kingdomes; and graunt him as speedy a Dispatch as is possible, for their Necessityes cannott admitt of Delayes, which in Regard is the earnest Desire and assured Confidence of
"Your assured Freinds,
Edinburgh, 9th Feb. 1645.
"Craford & Lindsey,
J. P. D. Parl."
To be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, To communicate these Letters to the House of Commons; and desire their Concurrence, that these Letters may be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms; and that they may hear what Information George Monro can give them; and afterwards to present to the Houses what they think fit to be done upon it.
Message from the H. C. with an Order for all Officers to repair to their Colours;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Christofer Yelverton Baronet;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Order to command all Officers to repair to their Colours presently, under a Penalty.
Read Twice, and committed to the Consideration of these Lords following:
and with an Ordinance.
2. An Ordinance concerning the Garrison of North'ton. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance concerning North'ton; to the other, concerning Officers to repair to their Colours, their Lordships will take it into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gyles Greene, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance enabling Sam. Avery, &c. to collect and manage the Customs.
2. An Ordinance for the Payment of the present Commissioners of the Customs all Monies due to them, and to remove them from the further Receipt of the Customs. (Here enter it.)
3. An Ordinance for pressing of Mariners.
(Here enter it.)
Ordinance for Mr. Avery, & al. to be Commissioners for the Customs.
The Ordinance for enabling Samuell Avery, &c. to collect and manage the Customs, was read Thrice, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That, in regard of the pressing Occasions at this present, this House agrees to this Ordinance aforesaid, with this Salvo, That the passing of it shall be no Prejudice for the future to the Privileges of the Peers, in being excluded from being Committees for the Navy; and, to the End that some Peers may be joined with the Committee of the House of Commons for the Navy, an Ordinance shall be drawn up, and presented to this House.
The Answer returned was:
Answer from the H. C.
That this House (fn. 4) agrees to the Ordinance for the Payment of the present Commissioners of the Customs all Monies due to them, &c. and to the Ordinance concerning pressing of Soldiers, and to the Ordinance for enabling Sam. Avery, &c. to collect and manage the Customs.
Message from thence, with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nicolls, &c.
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Order to pay Four Thousand Pounds to the Lord General's Army. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order to pay Two Thousand Pounds to Sir Wm. Waller's Forces. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order to pay Ten [ (fn. 5) Thousand Pounds], for the Earl of Callender's Army. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees in all the Particulars now brought up.
Answer from the H. C.
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they concur in referring the Consideration of the Scottish Papers, and the Information of George Monro, to the Committee of both Kingdoms; and that they make Report thereof to the Houses.
E. of Clare and Elsworth, about a Building.
Upon hearing the Counsel of the Earl of Clare, and the Counsel of John Elsworth: It is Ordered, That there shall be no further Proceedings in building or raising the House in Difference between (fn. 6) them, until this House gives further Directions (fn. 7) To-morrow Morning.
Ordinance to discharge the present Commissioners of the Customs.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the present Commissioners of the Customs shall, upon the 25th Day of this present February, receive, and be paid, all such (fn. 6) Sum or Sums of Money as shall upon that Day be declared, in Writing under their Hands, to be due unto them, as also their Salary which will be due unto them on the 25th Day of March next, as fully as if they had continued unto that Day in the said Employment; and that, from the said 25th Day of this present February exclusive, they shall be discharged and eased from their Attendance on the Service and further Receipt of the Customs; and the Committee of the Navy are appointed to see the said Money satisfied, and the Receipts of the Customs committed to the Charge of Samuell Avery and others the Commissioners appointed in their Stead.
"Provided, That, if any other Sums of Money shall hereafter appear, upon the making up of their Accompts, to be justly due unto them, they shall be likewise satisfied and paid the same; but, if it shall appear that they are overpaid, then they are to make Repayment of the same to the State accordingly."
Ordinance for Messers Avery, Bateman, Lloyd, Pack, and Boothby, to be Commissioners of the Customs.
"Whereas there is an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, of the 8th of September, 1643, concerning the Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage, which doth determine the 25th Day of March, 1645; and whereas, by a later Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, intituled, "An Ordinance for the Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage," the said Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage is to continue, from the said 25th Day of March 1645, inclusive, for and until the 26th Day of March, 1647, exclusive, as by that Ordinance more at large appeareth: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Samuell Avery, Richard Bateman, Charles Lloyd, Christopher Pack, and Walter Boothby, Merchants, are and shall be Commissioners and Collectors, who are enabled, by this Ordinance, to receive all such Sums of Money which shall at any Time hereafter, from the 25th Day of this present February inclusive, be paid for Customs; or advanced by Way of Loan, or otherwise, for or in respect of Goods and Merchandizes exported out of, or imported into, the Port of London, and all other Ports in the Realm of England, Dominion of Wales, and the Town of Berwick, in such Manner as the Duties of Tonnage and Poundage have been formerly received, by the present or late Commissioners of the Customs; which said Commissioners, their Deputy or Deputies, or any One of them, shall have full Power and Authority to give Allowance, by Way of Defalcation, after the Rate of Fifteen per Cent. out of all such Monies as shall be advanced according to the true Intent of the aforesaid Ordinance; all which Monies the said Commissioners, their Deputy or Deputies, shall receive upon Accompt, and shall from Time to Time issue out the same, as they the said Commissioners shall be authorized by Order of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, or by Order signed by Five at least of the Committee of the Navy of the Commons House of Parliament, sitting the Committee, for the Use of the Navy and the Fleet now at Sea, or hereafter to be employed by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, for the guarding of the Seas, and Defence of the Kingdom, and for other necessary Charges, for the managing of the Service aforesaid, whose Order from Time to Time shall be then discharged: And, for the better Encouragement of the said Commissioners, the Lords and Commons do Ordain, That whatsoever Act or Acts the said Commissioners, their Deputy or Deputies, or any One of them, shall do in the Execution of the said Ordinance of Tonnage and Poundage, and of this present Ordinance, and of certain Articles and Rules for the better Regulation of the Customs, and Officers attending the same, which shall be hereafter (fn. 8) prescribed to them by the House of Commons, or Committee of the Navy of the said House; and whatsoever Monies they shall receive and issue out by virtue of the same, they, their Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, shall be acquitted, discharged, and kept harmless, from any other or further Question or Act whatsoever, than to the said Lords and Commons, or whom they shall appoint: And they do further Declare and Promise, That, when any Act of Parliament shall be passed for Tonnage and Poundage, Provision shall be made by that Act for the said Commissioners Indemnity and Security for Performance of the Service aforesaid, and for the Indemnity and Security of all such other Person or Persons as shall be employed therein: And for the better managing of the said Customs, it is lastly Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the said Commissioners shall observe and follow all such Orders as are mentioned in the Book of Rates allowed by Parliament, and all such other Orders and Directions as they shall receive from Time to Time from the Commons House of Parliament, or the Committee of the Navy."
Ordinance for pressing Mariners.
"Whereas both Houses of Parliament have appointed certain Ships to be set forth this Spring, for Guard of the Narrow Seas, Preservation of Trade, and for the necessary Defence of this Kingdom, and other His Majesty's Dominions, which at this Time is of great Necessity, considering not only the home-bred Distractions of this Kingdom and of Ireland, but the great Preparations which are in making already in Foreign Parts, in Aid and Encouragement of the Papists and ill-affected Party amongst ourselves, now up in Arms against the Parliament; and whereas there is Occasion as well at present, as hereafter will be, for impressing of Mariners for the said Service: Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That the Lord High Admiral of England, appointed by both Houses of Parliament, shall and may, at any Time or Times from the Day of the Date hereof, unto the First Day of January, 1645, by himself, his Commissioner or Commissioners, Officer or Officers, or any of them, raise, levy, and impress, such and so many Mariners, Sailors, Watermen, Chirurgeons, Gunners, Ship Carpenters, Caulkers, and Hoymen, as also Carmen for Carriage of Victuals, &c. as shall be requisite and necessary for the Service aforesaid, or for any such further Defence of this Realm, or any other of His Majesty's Dominions; which said Mariners, Sailors, and other such Persons, so to be levied and imprested as aforesaid, and every of them, shall have paid and delivered unto him, upon such his Impressing, by the Person that shall so impress him, for Conduct-money, for every Mile from the Place where he shall be so imprest, to the Ship or Place where he shall be appointed to make his Repair, the Sum of One Penny to each Man, and the like Sum of One Penny for every Mile from the Place of his Discharge unto the Place of his Abode; and shall be allowed, for his Service, the same Wages and Entertainment, in all respects, which hath been allowed by the Parliament this last Year, to any such Person or Persons employed in the said Service; and if any Mariner, Sailor, Waterman, Chirurgeon, Gunner, Ship Carpenter, Caulker, Hoyman, or Carman, shall wilfully refuse to be imprested in or for the said Service, or shall voluntarily hide or absent himself, at the Time of such Press, to avoid the said Service, or, receiving his said Conduct-monies, do not appear at such Places and Times as by his Ticket he is appointed, that then any such Person so offending shall suffer Imprisonment for the Space of Three Months, without Bail or Mainprize: Provided always, and be it Ordained, That no Money, or other Rewards, shall be taken, or any corrupt Practice used, by any of the Persons authorized by this Ordinance, in or for the pressing, changing, sparing, or discharging, of any Person or Persons to be imprest as aforesaid, as they will answer such Offence in Parliament: And all Deputy Lieutenants, Mayors, Bailiffs, Constables, and all other inferior Officers, are hereby required and enjoined to be aiding and assisting, from Time to Time, to the Persons authorized by this Ordinance, according to the true Intent and Meaning thereof. Provided always, That this Ordinance shall not extend to the Pressing of any Master, or Master's Mate, Gunner, Carpenter, or Boatswains, of any Ship or Vessel that is or shall be in Employment.
"And for the better Encouragement both of the Seamen and Watermen, to apply themselves the more (fn. 9) willingly to this Service, it is further Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That all Mariners, Sailors, and likewise all Watermen, who have served an Apprenticeship by the Space of Seven Years in their said Professions, or that are Servants and Apprentices by Indenture to any such Watermen, shall hereby be freed and exempt from being pressed to serve as Soldiers, in any Land Service, except in Case of extreme Necessity, and that with the Consent and Privity of the Lord High Admiral of England, or by express Order of both Houses of Parliament."
Ordinance for the Commissioners of Excise to re-pay themselves 4000l. advanced for the L. General's Army.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, have advanced and lent the Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, for the Use of the Lord General the Earl of Essex's Army: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may reimburse themselves the said Four Thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as any Part thereof shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Receipts as shall happen when other Payments already assigned upon the Excise shall not happen to fall due, or, for Default thereof, then as the same shall follow in Course; and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, be debarred from satisfying themselves accordingly; and that the said Commissioners of Excise shall pay the said Four Thousand Pounds unto Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Treasurer at Wars, for the Use aforesaid, whose Receipt shall be their sufficient Discharge in this Behalf."
Ordinance for them to re-pay themselves 2000l. advanced for Sir Wm. Wallet's Army.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, have advanced and lent the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, for Sir Wm. Waller's Army: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may satisfy and reimburse themselves the said Two Thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Receipts as shall happen when other Payments already assigned upon the Receipts of the Excise shall not happen to fall due, or, in Default thereof, then as the same shall follow in Course; and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, be debarred from satisfying and reimbursing themselves accordingly; and that the said Two Thousand Pounds shall be paid unto John Trenchard Esquire, for the Use aforesaid, whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners in this Behalf."
and 1000l. advanced for the E. of Calender's Army.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise or new Impost, have advanced and lent the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, for the Use of the Earl of Calend'r's Army: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may reimburse themselves the said Ten Thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Receipts as shall happen when other Payments already assigned upon the Excise shall not happen to fall due, or, in Default thereof, then as the same shall follow in Course; and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, be debarred from satisfying and reimbursing themselves accordingly; and that the said Commissioners of Excise shall pay the said Ten Thousand Pounds unto John Ash Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, for the Use aforesaid, whose Receipt shall be their sufficient Discharge in this Behalf."
Ordinance to clear Sir John Morley of his Delinquency, on a Composition.
"An Ordinance for the Discharge of the Delinquency of Sir John Morly Knight.
"Whereas Sir John Morley Knight hath been fined at Five Hundred Pounds for his Delinquency, to pay the same, by Way of Composition, to the Use of the State; and, in Pursuance of the said Composition, hath paid the same to the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, intrusted for that Service: It is therefore this Day Ordered, Ordained, and Declared, That the Sequestration of the said Sir John Morley's Estate, Real and Personal, in what County or Place soever, shall be, and is hereby, taken off and discharged; any former Direction, Declaration, or Ordinance, notwithstanding; and also that he shall be discharged for his Fifth and Twentieth Part; to all which all Committees of Parliament, and all Officers and Soldiers, and all others whom it may concern, are required to yield true and ready Obedience, as they will answer to the contrary at their utmost Perils."
Ordinance for raising Money in Northamptonshire, for the Garrison of Northampton.
"It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Wm. Lord Fitz Williams, Sir John Dryden, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Baronets, Zouch Tate, John Crew, Richard Knightly, Esquires, Members of the House of Commons, Sir Rowland St. John Knight of the Bath, Sir Edward Nicholls, Sir John Norwich, Baronets, Sir Humfrey Orme, Sir Richard Samwell, Knights, Richard Knightly of Fawzley, Robert Mildmay, Edward Harby, Edward Only, John Cartwright, Phillip Holman, Richard Samwell, Edward Farmer, John Wirley, Edward Shugborough, Edward Hanbury, William Lisle, Thomas Elmes, John Cleypoole, Francis Quarles, John Norton, John Breton, John Thorneton, Richard Onsly, and Thomas Prutlow, Esquires, and the Mayor of the Town of Northampton for the Time being, or any Three or more of them, residing in the Town of Northampton, for the furnishing Arms and Ammunition, making Fortifications, and Payment of the Garrisons, Officers, and Soldiers, and other Public necessary Charges, for the Defence and Preservation of the said County from Plunder and Ruin; and shall or may, from Time to Time, from the Four and Twentieth Day of February, 1644, during the Space of Six Months next ensuing, raise in the said County such Sums of Money as shall be by them, or any Three or more of them, thought necessary for the Uses aforesaid, the same to be rated and assessed in like Sort as was the Four Hundred Thousand Pounds granted by Act this present Parliament, not exceeding the Sum of Six Hundred Pounds a Week: And, for the better levying of the said Sums of Money, the said Committee, or any Three or more of them then residing in the Town of Northampton, shall or may nominate and appoint the Treasurers, Collectors, and Assessors, in the said County, for assessing, receiving, and collecting, the said Sums of Money; and shall and may grant Warrants, under their Hands, to any Constable, or other Person or Persons, as well Soldiers when Need shall require as others, to raise and levy the said Sums so to be assessed and taxed as aforesaid, upon all such Persons upon whom any such Sums shall be so assessed and set, that do refuse or neglect to pay the same, by Way of Distress and Sale of the Goods of the Persons so assessed and refusing; and Two Pence for every Shilling that shall not be paid upon Demand, to bear the Charge of those that distrain; and in case any Opposition be made, or no Distress can be found, the said Committee, or any Three or more of them residing in Northampton as aforesaid, shall or may commit such Person or Persons so refusing to pay, or not having a sufficient Distress to be found as aforesaid, to some Common Gaol within the said County, there to remain until Payment made of such Sum and Sums of Money as aforesaid; for which Sums, so to be raised, the said Committee shall be accomptable to both Houses of Parliament, or such as they have appointed, and to none else.
"And if any shall refuse or neglect the Execution of such Warrants as shall be directed unto them by virtue of this Ordinance, it shall be lawful for the said Committee residing as aforesaid, or any Three of them, to punish such Person refusing or neglecting, by Fine, not exceeding Five Pounds, to be levied as aforesaid.
"Provided, That where it shall appear to the said Committee, or any Two of them residing as aforesaid, that any Person hath been over-rated to the Tax upon the Bill of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, an Abatement may be made in the Tax of such Person, by the said Committee, or any Two of them residing as aforesaid, according to their Discretions.
"Provided also, That this present Ordinance shall be no Hindrance to Taxes made by any former Ordinance."
Letter from the Commissioners for the Treaty, with a Paper concerning it.
"For the Right Honourable the Speaker of the House of Peers, pro Tempore.
"Upon Perusal of the Order concerning the Limitation of the Time for the Militia, and after Conference with the Scotts Commissioners thereupon, we herewith present unto your Lordships the inclosed Paper; which if it shall be your Pleasure to pass, we desire may be sent, with as much Speed as your Lordships shall think fit, unto
"Your Lordship's Humble and faithful Servants,
Uxbridge, Feb. 20th, 1644.
Pembrook & Mount.
"Die Jovis, 20 Feb. 1644.
(fn. 10) "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the raising and levying of the Monthly Sum of One and Twenty Thousand Pounds, towards the Maintenance of the Scotish Army under the Command of the Earl of Leven, by a Monthly Assessment upon the several Counties, Cities, and Towns, of the Kingdom of England, therein mentioned.
Ordinance for raising 21,000 l. Monthly, for the Scots Army.
"Whereas the Monthly Sum of One and Thirty Thousand Pounds was formerly agreed to be paid to the Scotish Forces under the Command of the Earl of Leven, out of the Estates of Papists, Prelates, Malignants, and their Adherents, and otherwise; and whereas afterwards, by additional Instructions, of, on, or about, the 9th of March, 1643, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, to the Committees therein named, Power and Authority was given to the said Committees, for raising of Monies, out of the several Collections, Taxes, Revenues, and Assessments, therein particularly mentioned, in the several Counties of Nottingham, York, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, City of York and County of the same, the Town of Nottingham and County of the same, and the Town of Newcastle and County of the same, for and towards the Payment of the said Scotish Forces, and such other Forces as then were, or should be, raised by Authority of Parliament, in the said Counties, and otherwise, as then was, or should be, directed by both Houses of Parliament: The said Lords and Commons, finding that the Monies arising out of the Revenues and Means last before mentioned are not sufficient for the Maintenance of all the said Forces, and that, the said Counties being so much wasted and impoverished, the said Monies cannot be raised as was expected, nor as the Wants and Necessities of the said Forces do require, and to the Intent that our Brethren of Scotland may receive the greater Encouragement to march Southward; the said Lords and Commons are Resolved to raise the Sum of One and Twenty Thousand Pounds Monthly, out of the Sequestrations of Delinquents Estates, for and towards the Payment of the said Forces; but, finding the Sequestrations to be charged with great Sums of Money, so that for the present no Money can be had out of the same, do hereby Ordain and Declare, That the several Monthly Sums of Money hereafter in this Ordinance mentioned shall, for Four Months, beginning the First of March, 1644, be charged, raised, taxed, and levied, upon all and every the several Counties, Cities, Towns, Liberties, and Places hereafter mentioned, according to the Proportions, Rates, and Distributions, in this present Ordinance expressed; the same to be paid Monthly to the several Persons appointed by this Ordinance for the receiving thereof.
"That is to say:
"And that the said several Sums of Money may be duly taxed, levied, and paid, as is hereafter directed, be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the several and respective Committees hereby appointed, for the several and respective Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, shall, within Six Days next ensuing the Publication hereof, meet together, at some convenient Place, in every of the said Cities, Counties, and Places respectively; and afterwards Three of them at the least shall, Once in every Week at the least, meet at such convenient Places as they shall think fit and appoint, for the more speedy Execution of this Ordinance; and the said respective Committees are hereby required and authorized, at the Days and Places of their First Meetings, to divide and proportion the several Sums of Money, appointed by this Ordinance to be levied for the Maintenance of the said Army, upon the several and respective Wards, Divisions, Hundreds, Ridings, Rapes, Lathes, and Wapentakes, within the several Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, according to the usual Proportions and Divisions of Rates in the said Places; and likewise shall and may there agree to divide and sever themselves, for the better Execution of this Ordinance, into such Wards, Hundreds, Ridings, Wapentakes, Rapes, Places, and Divisions, within their respective Cities, Counties, and Places, as to them shall seem expedient; and to take to their Assistance, for the more speedy Execution of the said Service in their several Divisions, such able and sufficient Persons as they shall think fit, and to meet as often as to them shall seem good; and forthwith the said Committees, or any Two or more of them respectively, are hereby required and authorized to direct their Warrants to such Number of Persons as they shall think fit, within their several and respective Divisions, to be Assessors of the said Rates, which said Persons are hereby authorized and required to assess all and every Person and Persons, having any Real or Personal Estate, within the Limits, Circuits, and Bounds of their respective Divisions, according to the Rate and Proportion in this Ordinance mentioned.
"And be it further Ordained, That the several and respective Committees, in each of the several Counties, Cities, and Places, shall have Power to assess and levy the several Sums before mentioned, upon the Lands, Goods, Annuities, Rents, Offices, or other Estate, Real or Personal, in such Manner and Form, and according to the most equal and usual Rates for levying of Money, for Maintenance of the Forces, for the Defence of the King and Parliament, or by a certain Rate upon the true Yearly Values of Lands, Rents, Annuities, Offices, and Hereditaments, and according to the true Value of Goods, Chattels, Debts, or other Estate, Real or Personal, within the said several Counties, Cities, Limits, or Places respectively; and, to the End the said Rates be equally and indifferently assessed, and the Monies duly collected, and true Accompt thereof made, the said Assessors are hereby required, within Six Days after such Assessment made, to deliver One Copy of their respective Assessments, fairly written, and subscribed by them, unto the said respective Committees; and the said respective Committees are hereby ordained and required, to sign and seal Three Duplicates of the said respective Assessments, whereof One Duplicate, the said respective Committees, are to deliver to the respective Collectors, with Warrant to them to collect the said Assessments, and One other Duplicate to the Treasurer of the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall in London, for such of the said several Monthly Sums of Money, arising within the several Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places, as are in this present Ordinance particularly appointed to be paid to the said Treasurer; and to the Lord Mayor of the City of York for the Time being, for such of the said several Monthly Sums of Money, arising within the several Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places, as are in this present Ordinance particularly appointed to be paid to the said Lord Mayor of the City of York for the Time being; and the Third Duplicate unto the Committee of the Accompts of the Kingdom, who are hereby authorized to administer an Oath to the Person that shall bring the said Duplicates to the Committee for the Accompts, as hath been accustomed in the Court of Exchequer in Case of the Estreats of Subsidies: And the said several Committees, or any of them, are hereby respectively authorized, from Time to Time, to nominate One or more sufficient and honest Person or Persons, in every Division or Allotment, to be Collectors of the said Monies so assessed and rated, which said Collectors are hereby authorized and required to collect the said Monies so assessed; and the said Committee, or any Three of them, are hereby authorized to allow and pay to the said respective Collectors, and their Sub-collectors, One Penny apiece in the Pound, for their Pains in collecting the said Monies; and One Half-penny in the Pound for their Clerks, for their Pains in fair writing the said Assessments; and if any Person shall refuse or neglect to pay any Sum of Money whereat he shall be rated or assessed, that then it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Collectors, or any of them, to levy the Sum so assessed by Distress and Sale of the Goods of such Persons so refusing or neglecting to pay, deducting the Sum assessed, and the reasonable Charges of Distraining, and restore the Overplus to the Owner thereof; and to break open any House, Chest, Trunk, Box, or other Thing, where any such Goods are, and to call to their Assistance any of the Trained Bands, or any other Forces, within the Cities, Counties, or Places, wherein any Resistance shall be made, or any other Person or Persons whatsoever; which said Forces and Persons are hereby required to be aiding and assisting in the Premises, as they shall answer the contrary at their Perils: And if any Question or Difference happen, upon the taking of such Distress, between the Parties distrained and distraining, the same shall be ended and determined by the said Committees, or any Two or more of them; and the said several Committees, or any Two or more of them, are hereby authorized to use such other lawful Ways or Means, for the speedy levying of the said Assessments, as to them shall be thought fit; and if any Person or Persons shall neglect or refuse to pay his Assessments, and convey his or their Goods, or other Personal Estate, whereby the Sum of Money so assessed cannot be levied according to this Ordinance, then the said respective Committees, or any Two or more of them, are hereby authorized to imprison the Persons, and sequester the Estate, of every such Person, for the Advancement of the said Service; and the Tenants of all Houses and Lands, which shall be rated by virtue of this Ordinance, are here- by required and authorized to pay such Sums of Money as shall be rated upon such House and Lands, and to deduct out of their Rents so much of the said Rates as, in respect of the Rents of every such House and Lands, the Landlords should or ought to pay and bear; and the Landlords, both mediate and immediate, according to their respective Interest, are hereby required to allow such Deductions and Payments upon the Receipt of the Residue of their Rents: And be it Provided, That every Tenant paying the said Assessment shall be acquitted and discharged for so much Money as the said Assessments shall amount unto, as if the same had been actually paid unto such Person or Persons unto whom his Rents should have been due and payable; and if any Difference shall arise between Landlord and Tenant, or any other, concerning the said Rates, the said several Committees, or any Two or more of them, in their several Divisions, have hereby Power to settle the same as they shall think fit: And it is further Ordained, That if any Person or Persons shall find him or themselves aggrieved, that he or they is or are over-rated, and shall, within Ten Days after Demand made, complain to the Committees who signed or allowed his or their Assessment, the major Part of the said Committee shall have Power, upon Examination, to relieve such Person or Persons, as they shall see Cause.
"And be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That if any Person or Persons shall wilfully neglect or refuse to perform his Duty, in the due and speedy Execution of this present Ordinance, the said respective Committees, or any Five or more of them, have hereby Power to impose upon such Person or Persons, so refusing or neglecting their Duties, such Fine or Fines as to them shall be thought fit, and cause the same to be levied by Distress and Sale of Goods, in Manner and Form aforesaid; provided, that no Fine to be imposed by any of the Committees shall, for any One Offence, exceed the Sum of Twenty Pounds, to be paid for the said Forces; and that no Fine to be imposed upon any Assessor, Collector, or other Person to be employed by the said Committees in the said Service, shall, for any Offence, exceed the Sum of Forty Shillings; and that no Privileged Place or Person, within the Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, shall be exempted from the said Assessments and Taxes: And be it further Ordained, that the said several and respective Committees, and every of them, shall, from Time to Time, give a true and perfect Account of all their Doings and Proceedings in the Execution of this Ordinance to the Two Houses of Parliament, or to such Persons as they shall appoint.
"And it is further Ordained, That the Persons hereafter named respectively shall be Committees for the several and respective Cities, Counties, Towns, and Places, hereafter mentioned, to put this Ordinance in Execution, in the several and respective Counties, Cities, and Places, for which they are hereby respectively appointed Committees; videlicet,
For the County of Bedford.
"Sir Beauchamp St. John, Sir John Burgony Baronet, Sir Thomas Alston Knight and Baronet, Sir Oliver Luke Knight, Sir Samuel Luke, Sir John Rolt, Sir Roger Burgoyne, Sir William Boteler, Sir William Bryers, and Sir John Thomson, Knights, Thomas Rolt, Thomas Sadler, James Beverley, Lewis Monox, Edward Osborne, Robert Stauton, Samuel Browne, Onston Winch, John Harvey, and Edward Cater, Esquires, Humphry Monox, William Duncombe, John Vaux, Humphrey Fish, and John Neale, Esquires, the Mayor of the Town of Bedford for the Time being, Francis Bannister Doctor in Physic, Robert Hawes, and Thomas Paradine.
For the County of Northampton.
"Lord Fitz Williams, Edward Farmer Esquire High Sheriff of the said County, Sir John Dreydon, Sir Gilbert Pickering, John Crew, Zouch Tate, Esquires, Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet, Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight, Richard Knightly Esquire, Sir Rowland St. John Knight of the Bath, Sir John Norwich, Sir Edward Nicols, Baronets, Sir Richard Sauntell, Sir Humphrey Orme, Knights, Robert Mildmay, John Barnard, Edward Harby, Richard Sauncell, John Bretton, John Norton, John Claypole, John Thornton, Thomas Pentloe, Richard Onsley, Thomas Elmes, Esquires, the Mayor of Northampton for the Time being, John Gifford, John Fisher, and Francis Rushworth, Aldermen.
For the City of London.
"Thomas Atkin Lord Mayor, Sir Nicholas Raynton Knight and Alderman, Isaac Pennington Alderman and Lieutenant of The Tower, Sir John Wollaston Knight, Sir John Cordall Knight, Sir Thomas Soame Knight, Sir John Gayre Knight, Sir Jacob Garrard Knight, Thomas Adams, John Warner, Aldermen, Samuel Vassall, and John Venne.
For the County of Surry.
"Edmund Jordan High Sheriff of the said County, William Lord Munson, Denzill Hollis Esquire, Benjamin Weston Esquire, John Glynne Esquire Recorder of London, Sir Ambrose Browne Baronet, Sir Thomas Jervoys, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir John Maynard Knight of the Bath, Sir John Dingly, Sir John Howland, Sir William Eliot, Sir Richard Bettenson, Sir Matthew Brend, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Sir Robert Wood, Sir Robert Gorges, and Sir John Evelyn, Knights, Thomas Sands, Nicholas Stoughton, George Farewell, Henry Tonstall, Arthur Onslow, Robert Wood, Robert Goodwin, Francis Drake, George Evelyn of Wotton, John Goodwyn, John Farewell, Henry Weston, Thomas Lock, John Turner, John Cartwright, Sackford Gowson, Robert Purse, Robert Meade, and Lancelot Johnson, Esquires, Robert Holeman, Robert Houghton, Cornelius Cooke, Richard Wright, George Snelling, Thomas Hudson, and Henry Hardwick, Gentlemen.
For the County of Middlesex, the City and Liberty of Westminster.
"George Earl of Desmond, Sir Henry Vane Senior Knight, Sir Richard Wynn Knight and Baronet, Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Sir Edward Barkham Knight and Baronet, Sir Thomas Fowler Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Sprignal Baronet, Sir Gregory Morton Baronet, Sir John Davers, Sir John Francklyn, Sir John Hippesley, Sir William Roberts, Sir Robert Pye Senior, Sir John Trevour, Sir James Harrington, Sir William Ashton, and Sir Edward Powell, Knights, the Lieutenant of The Tower of London for the Time being, John Glyn Esquire Recorder of the Cities of London and Westminster, Lawrence Whittaker, John Huxley, John Trenchard, William Wheeler, Thomas Wilcocks, John Maurice, Richard Dounton, Thomas Lane, Robert Stowen, Humphrey Edwards, John Brown, Justinian Paget, Thomas Swallow, Thomas Fauconberge, and Lawrence Swetman, Esquires, William Bell, John Brigham, Anthony Withers, William Barns, Stephen Bourman, George Blenerhasset, Edward Martin, Gentlemen.
For the County of Rutland.
"Thomas Lord Gray of Groby, Sir Edward Harrington Knight and Baronet, Sir James Harrington Knight, Evers Armyn, Robert Horsman, Thomas Waite, John Osborn, Thomas Levet, Christopher Browne, Robert Horseman Junior, Samuel Barker, Esquires, John Hatcher, John Greene, William Busbey, Gentlemen.
For the County of Cambridge.
"Sir Dudley North, Sir John Cuts, Sir Miles Sandys Junior, Sir James Reynolds, Knights, Doctor Eden, Oliver Cromwell, James Reynolds, Francis Russell, Thomas Symonds, Thomas Ducket, Robert Castle, Michael Dalton Senior, Michael Dalton Junior, Killiphet Russell, Talbot Pepys, Thomas Larket, Dudley Pope, Thomas Bendish, Robert Clarke, John Welbore, Edward Clench, Edward Leeds, James Tomson, William Janes, John Chennery, and John Raven, Esquires.
For Cambridge Town.
"The Mayor pro Tempore, John Lowery, Alderman Spalding, Alderman French, Alderman Robson, Talbot Pepis, Richard Foxton, James Blackley, and Edward Almond, Esquires, Alderman Fiennes.
For the Isle of Ely.
"Sir Miles Sands Junior, Sir Edward Partridge, Oliver Cromwell, George Glapthorne, John Hubbert, and William March, Esquires, Richard Stave Doctor in Physic, Thomas Castle and Tristram Diamonds, Gentlemen.
For the County of Derby.
"Sir George Gresley and Sir John Curson, Knights and Baronets, Sir John Gell and Sir Edward Coke, Baronets, Sir Edward Leech, Sir John Coke, and Sir Samuel Sleigh, Knights, Randall Ashenhurst, Henry Wigfall, John Wigley, Robert Eare, Ralph Clarke, Rowland Morewood, and John Munday, Esquires, Thomas Sanders, George Poole, and Edward Charleton, Gentlemen.
"Thomas Gell Esquire Recorder, Nathaniel Hallows, Luke Whittington, and Robert Mellor, Aldermen.
For the County of Essex.
"Sir John Barrington and Sir Harbottle Grimston, Knights and Baronets, Sir William Hicks, Sir William Masham, and Sir Richard Everard, Baronets, Sir Martin Lumley Knight and Baronet, Sir Thomas Cheeke, Sir Henry Mildmay of Wansted, Sir William Roe, Sir Henry Holeroft, Sir Thomas Honywood, Sir William Martin, and Sir Robert Kemp, Knights, Harbottle Grimston, James Cambell, William Masham, John Sayer, Timothy Middleton, Henry Mildmay, William Umphrevile, Oliver Raymond, Anthony Luther, Mr. Topsfield, Dean Tindall, Robert Barrington, Robert Smith, Sampson Sheffield, Thomas Cook, Cary Mildmay, Richard Harlackenden, Robert Wiseman of Mayland, John Eldred, John Jocelyn, Robert Bourn, John Mead, John Eden, Thomas Clapton; Arthur Barnardiston, Isaac Allen of Haseley, William Goldingham, William Atwood, John Atwood, Peter Whitcombe, John Brook, John Harvey, Henry Wiseman, Henry Barrington, Robert Young, Francis Stonhard, George Walton, John Watkins, Edward Berkhead, Langly, Matthews Esquire, Richard Wiseman, John Langly of Colchester, Thomas Cook, John Sorrell, William Turner of Wimbish, Robert Veysey, Jeremy Aylett, William Collerd, Robert Crane, Doctor Read of Beauchanger, Robert Calthorpe, Thomas Adams of Thaxstead, Richard Hawkin of Harwich, John Alistone, William Harlackenden, John Thorogood of Walden, Isaac Wincall, Thomas Talcot, Samuel Plum, John Shaw the Younger, Francis Williamson of Walden, Francis Nicholson, John Fennyng, Robert Talcot of Colchester, Thomas Alliet and Robert Maidstone, Gentlemen.
"The Mayor of Colchester for the Time being, Marbottle Grimston Recorder, John Jocelyn Deputy Recorder, Henry Barrington, John Langly, Robert Buckston, Ralph Harrison, Thomas Wade, and William Cooke, Aldermen.
"Charles Lord Viscount Cranborne, Robert Cecill Esquire, Sir Richard Lucy Knight and Baronet, Sir John Garrat, Sir John Read, Baronets, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir William Litton, and Sir John Wittewrong, Knights, Edward Atkins Serjeant at Law, Richard Jennings, Rowland Litton, Ralph Freeman, William Leaman, William Prisley, Thomas Tooke, Edward Wingate, and John Heydon, Esquires, John King Doctor of Physic, Alexander Wilde, Richard Porter, Gabriell Barber, Captain Scroghs; and Gravely Norton, Esquires.
"The Mayor for the Time being, John King Doctor of Physic, and John Robotham Esquires.
For the County of Huntington.
"Sir William Armyn Knight and Baronet, Edward Mountague, George Mountague, Oliver Cromwell, Valentine Walton, Onslow Winch, Abraham Burwell, and Terrill Jocelyne, Esquires, Thomas Templar, John Bonner, Robert Vintner, and William Drury, Gentlemen.
For the County of Suffolk.
"Sir Edmond Bacon, Sir William Playters, and Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Knights and Baronets, Sir William Spring and Sir Buts Bacon, Baronets, Sir Roger North, Sir John Wentworth, Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston, Sir William Soame, Sir John Rous, Sir Philip Parker, Sir Robert Brooke, and Sir Thomas Barnardiston, Knights, William Heveningham, Brampton Gurdon Senior, Henry North Senior, Maurice Barrow, Isaack Appleton, Henry North Junior, Nicholas Bacon, Robert Reynolds, John Gurdon, William Cage, Thomas Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon, Francis Bacon, John Brooke, William Bloyse, Thomas Blosse, Brampton Gurdon Junior, Thomas Tirrell, Thomas Cole, John Hodges, Richard Pepis, John Cotton, Edmond Harvey, Gibson Lucas, Robert Brewster, Theophilus Vaughan, James Hubert, Francis Brewster, William Laurence, Alexander Bence, and Squier Bence, Esquires.
For the Town of Ipswich.
"The Bailiffs for the Time being, William Cage and Nathaniel Bacon, Esquires, John Aldus, Robert Duncon, Peter Fisher.
For Bury St. Edmond.
"The Alderman for the Time being, Thomas Chaplin, Samuel Moody.
"The Bailiffs for the Time being, Thomas Johnson, Henry Cheney.
For the County of Kent.
"Sir Edward Boyse, John Boyse of Fretvile, John Boyse of Wingham, Esquires, Sir William Strickland, Sir Edward Monings, Sir James Oxenden, Sir John Honywood, Sir Thomas Pierce, Henry Oxenden, John Dixwell, Colonel Henry Honywood, Sir Richard Hardres, Alderman Sabine and Robert Hales, Esquires, Sir Thomas Godfrey, Sir Michael Levesey, Colonel William Kenwrick, Mr. Bix, Captain Humphrey Scot, Captain Plummer Senior, Captain Thomas Plummer Junior, Sir Edward Scot, Mr. Robert Scot, Captain Thomas Westrow, Captain Thomas Brodnax, Sir Henry Hayman, Sir Peter Godfrey, Lambert Godfrey, Richard Browne, Colonel John Browne, Sir John Sedley, the Mayor of Rochester for the Time being, the Mayor of Maidston for the Time being, Sir John Rivers, Sir Humphrey Tufton, Sir Isaac Sedley, Captain Augustine Skinner, Captain Richard Beale, Captain Richard Lee, Master George Newman, Sir John Rayny, Sir Nicholas Miller, William James, and William Skinner, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Sir Anthony Weldon, Master Thomas Blount, Master Thomas Seyliard, Master Thomas Francklyn, Master William Boothby, Captain Thomas Seyliard, Master John Twisleton.
For the City and County of the City of Canterbury.
"The Mayor for the Time being, Sir Edward Master and Sir William Man, Knights, Thomas Denne Recorder, John Nut and John James, Esquires, Avery Savin and John Lade, Aldermen.
For the County of Sussex.
"Sir Thomas Pelham, Sir Thomas Parker, Sir John Chapman, Anthony Stapeley, Herbert Morley, Sir Thomas Ersfield of Denne, Henry Shelley, John Baker, Hall Ravenscroft, Edward Dowse, William Hay, John Busbridge, Herbert Bord, Herbert Springate, Herbert Hay, Peter Farnden, Thomas Jeffery, William Michelborne, Thomas Collins, John Bord, Anthony Crutenden, Anthony Foule, Francis Sellwin, Newton Senior, William Cawely, Thomas Middleton, John Downes, George Oglander, James Temple, Thomas Chase, Ralph Cooper, George Churcher, Peter Bettesworth of Fineing, Esquires, Thomas Henshaw, William Freeman, William Marlet, Thomas Greene of Marden, Thomas Millet of Marden, William Cooke, Nicholas Shepheard, John Fagge, William Morley, Humphrey Edwards, Arthur Bettisworth, George Green, Philip Germin Serjeant at Law, Stephen Humphrey, Nathaniel Studley, Robert Spence, Roger Gratwick, William Spence, Robert Heath, John Everenden, Edward Manning, Thomas White, Richard Yeates, John Roberts, Henry Every, Gentlemen, Thomas Challenor Esquire, Captain Symon Everenden.
For the City and County of Norwich.
"John Tooly Mayor, and the Mayor for the Time being, Samuel Smith Recorder, Erasmus Earle Steward, John Thacker, Christopher Barret, Thomas Baker, Richard Harman, and Adrian Parmenter, Esquires, Mr. Thomas Barret and Mr. Barnard Church, Sheriffs, and the Sheriffs for the Time being, Matthew Peckford, Henry Wats, Samuell Parkes, Matthew Lindsey, Thomas Tofts, Livewell Sherwood, and William Symonds, Aldermen, John Salter, John Grey, Samuell Brewster, John Cullier, John Tofts, Timothy Scottow, Henry King, and Thomas Waller, Esquires.
For the County of Norfolke.
"Sir Thomas Woodhouse Knight and Baronet, Sir John Holland Baronet, Sir John Pots and Sir John Hobert, Knights and Baronets, Sir William Paston Baronet, Sir John Palgrave Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Berny Baronet, Sir Isaack Astly Knight and Baronet, Sir Valentine Pell Knight Vicecomes, Sir Miles Hobart Knight of the Bath, Sir Will. Doily, Sir Tho. Guibon, Sir Tho. Gawdy, Sir Ed. Astly, Sir Tho. Hoogan, and Sir Geo. Windham, Knights, Wil. Heveningham, Framlingham Gawdy, John Spelman, John Coke, James Calthrop, Miles Corbet, Francis Jermy, Robert Wood, Thomas Windham, John Buxton, Gregory Gawsell, Edm. Thorisby, Philip Skippon, Philip Beding field, John Houghton, Robert Houghton, James Scamler, John Walpoole, Edward Chamberlaine, Thomas Russell, Robert Wilson, Robert Baineham, Robert Jermy, Hamond Ward, Thomas Weld, Samuel Smith, Thomas Southerton, Adam Scamler, Robert Sheppard, Edward Heyward, Roger Townsend, Thomas Wright, Robert Long, John Web, James de Grey, John Reimes, Edward Gawdy, Robert Rich, Martin Sedley, Henry Taylor, George Hunt, Edward Owner, and Tho. Toll, Esquires, the Mayor of Lyn for the Time being, John May of Lyn Alderman, the Bailiffs of Yarmouth for the Time being, Thomas Johnson and Robert Gower of Yarmouth, Thomas Lincolne and Henry Kettle of Thetford.
For the County of Warwick and City of Coventry.
"Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir William Bolstrode, Sir Richard Sheffington, William Jesson, Godfrey Bosevile, William Purefoy, John Barker, John Hales, William Colemare, Thomas Willoughby, Thomas Boughton, Anthony Staughton, Gamaliell Purefoy, George Abbot, Waldine Willington, Thomas Bassenet, Robert Wilcox.
For the County of Lincolne.
"Sir John Wray Knight and Baronet, Sir William Armyn, Sir John Brownelow, Sir William Brownelow, Sir Richard Earle, and Sir Thomas Trollop, Baronets, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Hamond Witchcot, Sir Christopher Wray, and Sir Anthony Ireby, Knights, John Wray, Edward Aiscough, Thomas Grantham, Thomas Hatcher, John Broxholmc, Edmund Anderson, Montague Cholmley, Mulleneux Disney, William Ellis, Francis Fiennes, Henry Pelham, Norris Cave, John Archer, Francis Missendine, William Berry, William Wolley, Charles Hall, Thomas Lister, Henry Massinbeard, Draynard Massinbeard, Alexander Emmerson, Edward Rosseter, Thomas Rosseter, John Sheffield, William Savile, and Thomas Cornewallis, Esquires, Thomas Nethercote, John Barnard, and Nehemiah Rawson, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Boston for the Time being, John Harrington, Thomas Disney, Thomas Irby, Samuel Cust, and John Wilsby, Esquires, Edm. Tilson Alderman, John Hobson, William Hobson, Francis Empson, John Brown, Charles Empson, Wiat Perkins, John Whiteing, Thomas Welby, Thomas Hall, and Merlin Johnson, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Lincolne, William Marshall, Steven Dawson, and Brassbridge, Aldermen.
For the County and Town of Leicester.
"Thomas Lord Grey, Theophilus Grey, Sir Edward Hartop Senior, Sir Arthur Haslerig, Sir Martin Lister, Sir Thomas Hartop, Sir Roger Smith, Master Quarlis, John Saint John, Thomas Babington, Peter Temple, Arthur Stavely, Henry Smith, Thomas Haslerig, William Hewit, William Nowill, and Francis Hacker, Esquires, John Goodman, John Swinfield, and Francis Smalley, Gentlemen, William Staveley, Richard Ludlam, and Edward Cradocke, Aldermen.
For the County of Lancaster.
"Savill Radcliffe Esquire, John Parker Gentleman, John Halstead Gentleman, Richard Hoghton, Alexander Rigby, Alexander Standish, Edmond Fleetwood, George Dodding, Robert Curwen, Edward Rigby, John Rawlinson, Ralph Ashton, John Bradshaw, and Edmund Butterworth, Esquires, Sir Thomas Standley Baronet, John Moore and Robert Ireland, Esquires, Sir Ralph Ashton Baronet, William Ashurst Esquire.
For the County of Stafford.
"Simon Rugeley, Lewis Chadwick, Tho. Crumpton, George Thorly, Walter Brown, Edward Broughton, and Michael Biddulp, Esquires, Tho. Brough, Sam. Terwick, Michael Low, and William Turton, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Stafford for the Time being, John Swinfen Gentleman.
For the County of Cheshire.
"Sir George Booth Knight and Baronet, Sir William Brereton Baronet, George Booth, Thomas Stanley, Philip Manwaring, Henry Manwaring, Henry Brook, John Bradshaw, Rob. Duckinfield, Henry Vernon, John Crew, and William Marbury, Esquires.
For the County of Nottingham.
"Gilbert Millington Esquire, Colonel Francis Thornbagh, Colonel John Hutchinson, Colonel James Chadwick, Captain Charles White, Nicholas Charleton, Major Widmerpool, and Richard Pendock, Esquires, Edward Ayscough Esquire, John Mason, and Thomas Salisbury, Gentlemen.
For the County of the Town of Nottingham.
"Gilbert Millington Esquire, William Nix Mayor, William Drewry Alderman, and the Mayor of Nottingham for the Time being, Nicholas Charleton, Edward Aiscough, and Richard Pendock, Esquires, John Mason, and Thomas Salisbury, Gentleman.
"Sir William St. Quinten Baronet, Sir Thomas Remington, Henry Saint Quinten, Colonel Bainton, Sir Richard Darley Knight, Richard Remington, John Anlaby, John Alured, Henry Darley, Francis Thorp, Christopher Ridley, Esquires, Richard Darley and Marmaduke Grimston, Gentlemen.
North-Riding of the County of York.
"Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax, Knight, Sir William Constable Baronet, Sir Matthew Boynton Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Darley Knight, Sir John Bourcher, Sir William Strickland, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Henry Cholmley, Bryan Stapleton, Henry Darley, Luke Robinson, Sir Henry Faukland, John Wastall, Christopher Perceyhay, George Trotter, Francis Lassels, Jeffery Gate, George Marwood, Thomas Robinson, James Maleverer, Francis Boynton, and Henry Tempest, Esquires, and Ralph Rymer Gentleman.
For the County of Northumberland.
"William Fenwick, Thomas Middleton, Michael Welden, William Shafto, Thomas Lowrain, Henry Ogle, Esquires, George Paylor, Henry Horsley, Alexander Collingwood, Richard Forster, William Armorer, Robert Dodsworth, Ralph Salkeild, Gentlemen.
Newcastle upon Tyne.
"John Blackeston, Henry Warmouth, and John Clavering, Esquires, James Clavering, Edward Man, Robert Ellison, John Cosens, Thomas Legard, George Dawson, George Fenwick, Gentlemen.
For the County of Cumberland.
"Sir Wilford Lawson Knight, William Lawson, Richard Barwis, William Briscoe, Thomas Lamplough, and Thomas Cholmley, Esquires.
For the County of Westmerland.
"James Bellingham, Edward Brigs, and Allan Bellingham, Esquires, Thomas Brathwayte, Samuel Knipe, Robert Brathwayte, Thomas Steddall, Richard Brathwait, Roger Bateman, Jervas Benson Mayor of Kendall, and the Mayor of Kendall for the Time being, Alan Gilpin Gentleman.
City of York and the County of the same.
"The Lord Mayor for the Time being, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Tho. Fairfax, Sir Will. Allenson, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Christopher Croft, and Sir Rob. Burwick, Knights, Leonard Betson, Tho. Hoyl, James Hutchinson, Henry Thompson, Steven Watson, Thomas Dickinson, Robert Horner, Leonard Thompson, Simon Coulton Aldermen, William Taylor Merchant.
Kingston upon Hull.
"The Mayor for the Time being, Perigrine Pelham Esquire, Henry Barnard, William Poples, John Barnard, and William Dobson, Aldermen.
For the County of Durham.
"Sir George Vane Knight, Timothy Whittingham, Tho. Bowes, John Fenwick, Thomas Shadforth, Thomas Mitford, Richard Lilborne, George Lilborne, George Bunny, Thomas Birckbeke, and John Smart.
West Riding of the County of York.
"Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, Sir William Constable, Sir Richard Hawksworth, Sir William Lister, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir John Savill, Sir Robert Barwick, Knights, Sir Henry Cholmley, Sir Thomas Maleverer, Sir Philip Stapleton, Henry Arthington, John Lambert, John Farer, Charles Fairfax, John Savill of Medley, Bryan Stapleton, George Marwood, Thomas Stockdale, Jo. Cholmley, Thomas Bosvile, Thomas Estost, William White, Robert Skerne, John Maleverer, and John Bright, Esquires, William West, Henry Tempest, John Robinson, Esquires, and Robert Michell Gentleman.
East Riding of the County of York.
"Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, Sir Matthew Boynton Knight and Baronet, Sir William Constable Baronet, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir William Strickland Knight and Baronet, Sir Arthur Ingram.
"And it is further Ordained, That the several Monthly Sums of Money aforementioned, laid upon the City of London, the County of Middlesex, and City of Westminster, the County of Kent and Cities there, the County of Essex, the County of Surry and Borough of Southwarke, the Counties of Sussex, Hertford, Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, the Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk and the City of Norwich, the Counties of Huntington, Bedford, and Lincolne and the City of Lincolne, Counties of Rutland, Leicester, Northampton, Warwick, and the City of Coventry and County of the same, shall be paid unto the Treasurer of the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, in London, for and to the Use of the said Army; and that the several Monthly Sums, laid upon the City of Yorke and County of the same, the County of York, and the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same, the County of Nottingham, the Town of Nottingham and County of the same, the County of Derby and Town of Derby, the County of Lancaster, the Counties of Stafford and Cheshire, the Counties of Durham, Cumberland, Westmerland, and Northumberland, and the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, shall be paid to the Lord Mayor of the City of York for the Time being, for and to the Use of the said Army.
"And it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the Commissioners of Excise appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, or their respective Deputies and Sub-commissioners, in the respective particular Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places, hereafter particularly mentioned, shall, for Four Months, beginning the First of March, One Thousand Six Hundred Forty-four, pay the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds Monthly, out of the whole Excise arising within the Counties of York, Nottingham, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, the City of York and County of the same, and the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, or what more shall Monthly arise out of the said Excise, in the said respective Counties, City, Towns, and Places (excepting that of Flesh and Salt, which is appointed to the Use of the Navy; and also excepting the Excise that shall arise in the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same, and also except the Excise arising in the Town of Nottingham and County of the same), unto the Lord Mayor of the City of York for the Time being, for and to the Use of the Scotch Army, for and towards, and in Part of Payment of, the said Sum of One and Thirty Thousand Pounds first beforementioned; and the said Commissioners of Excise, and their said Sub-commissioners and Deputies, in the said Counties, City, and Places, before particularly mentioned, are hereby required and authorized to pay the same accordingly; for which, this present Ordinance shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to them, and every of them, in that Behalf; any former Ordinance, or other Matter or Thing whatsoever, to the contrary thereof, in any Wise notwithstanding.
"Provided, and the said Lords and Commons do further Declare and Ordain, That when the Engagements now resting upon the Sequestrations shall be satisfied, that then the several respective Counties shall have the Sequestrations of their several Counties, Cities, and Places, for reimbursing their respective Rates now laid upon them, towards the raising of this Monthly One and Twenty Thousand Pounds: And it is hereby further Ordained, That then the said several Monthly Sums aforesaid shall be paid out of the said Sequestrations of Delinquents Estates, in the said several Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places aforementioned, in such Sort, Manner, and Form, as is before herein declared.
"Provided also, and the said Lords and Commons do hereby further Ordain and Declare, That the said Instructions, of March, 1643, beforementioned, made to the said Committees as aforesaid, for such Part and so much of them only as concerneth the raising of Monies only for the said Army, shall be nulled and made void, from the said First Day of March, 1644: And the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare the same, as to the raising of Monies only within the several Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places, therein particularly mentioned, for the said Army, from the First Day of March, 1644, null and void; any Thing in the said Instructions contained to the contrary thereof in any Wise notwithstanding.
"Provided always, That such Rates and Assessments that shall be made, by virtue of this Ordinance, upon any Peers of this Realm, or Members, Assistants, or Attendants upon either of the Houses of Parliament, for any Rate or Tax made within the Cities of London and Westminster, or Lines of Communication, shall, before the same be levied, be presented to the House of Peers, for the Peers; and to the respective Houses where any Members, Assistants, or Attendants shall be concerned therein respectively, and by such respective House allowed and approved of; any Thing in this Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding."
"Die Jovis, 20 Febr. 1644.
"Ordered, by the Commons in Parliament, That this Ordinance be forthwith printed and published.
"H. Elsynge, Cler. Parl. D. Com."