October 1648: An Ordinance for the true payment of Tythes and other Duties, and for continuance of an Ordinance of the 9th of August 1647.

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Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

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October, 1648.

[27 October, 1648.]

The Ordinance of the 9th of August, 1647, continued till the first of Novemb. 1650.

The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, do Order, Ordain, and Declare, That the Ordinance of Parliament of the Ninth of August, Anno Dom. 1647, intituled, An Additional Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the true payment of Tythes, and other Duties, shall continue, remain, and be, and hereby is continued, to remain, and be in full force and strength, from the last day of October, Anno Dom. 1648. until the First day of November, Anno Dom. 1650. any Proviso of Limitation, or restraint for ceasing, or determination thereof, therein contained, or to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.

The party appealing shall lay down the money, or the full value of the Tythes, and treble damages costs not exceeding 10l. else no Appeal shall be admitted.

Provided always, That upon all Appeals to be brought into the Chancery, the Party appealing shall lay down in Money, either with the Justices of Peace, by whom any Order shall be made, according to the purport of the said Ordinance, or in the Court of Chancery, the full value of the Tythes adjudged before the said Justices, together with the treble Damages and Costs; the which Costs so to be deposited, shall not exceed ten pounds, or in default thereof, no Appeals shall be received or admitted.

How the penalty on Constables and other Officers shall be levied and imployed.

And it is likewise Ordained, That the Penalty of Forty shillings upon Constables, Petty-Constables, and other Officers limited and appointed in and by the said Ordinance, for neglecting to do their Duties, shall be Levied by way of distress and sale of the Goods of such Persons so neglecting or refusing, by warrant from the said Justices of Peace, and by such Persons as shall by them be thereunto authorized, the same to be imployed to the use of the poor of that Parish where such Constable, petty-Constable or other Officer doth inhabit.