October 1644: Ordinance for raising Monies out of the Seven associated Counties of Essex, Suffolk, etc. for Arms for General Cromwell's Regiment.

Page 530

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

This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.


October 1644

[14 October, 1644.]

Whereas, by an Order of the House of Commons the 4th of this Month, it is Ordered, That Three Hundred Pair of Pistols, a Hundred Heads, a Hundred Backs, and a Hundred Breasts, be forthwith provided, and sent to Lieutenant General Cromwell, to arm his Regiment: It is now Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, and by Authority thereof, That the Sum of Five Hundred and Four-score Pounds, Ten Shillings, be raised out of the several associated Counties hereafter expressed, according to the several Rates hereafter following; that is to say, out of the County of Essex, One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, to be paid to Sir Martin Lumley; out of the County of Norfolk One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, to be paid to Sir Thomas Woodhouse; and out of the County of Suffolk One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, to be paid to William Heveningham Esquire; out of the County of Hertford to be paid to Sir Thomas Dacres, Seventy Pounds; out of the County of Cambridge Sixty Pounds, to be paid to Sir Dudley North; all which Sums are to be paid to these Gentlemen abovementioned, out of the First Monies that shall be raised and paid in of the Weekly Assessment, upon the late Ordinance of Four Months, charged upon the associated Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, etc., for the Maintenance of the Forces under the Lord of Manchester's Command; which Monies are by these Gentlemen to be paid, within Three Months, to Mr. Watson aud Mr. Newton, which have furnished and sent away these Arms as abovementioned; and hereby the said Treasurers of each of these respective Counties shall be hereby discharged of such Monies as they, or any of them, shall pay, according as this Ordinance doth express, and also be saved harmless for any Thing they shall do herein.