August 1645: An Ordinance for an Election of Scholars in the Colledge of Eaton.

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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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August, 1645.

[28 August, 1645.]

Scholars to be elected in Eton College.; Eton College Revenues exempted from all taxes.

Whereas for divers years there hath not been any Election of Scholars in the Colledge of Eaton, and this year by reason there was no Provost settled in Kings Colledge in Cambridge, the time appointed for such Election by the Statutes of the Colledge of Eaton is elapsed: It is therefore Ordained by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That there may and shall be an Election of Scholars in maner as hath been heretofore accustomed before the thirtieth day of October next following, and that such Election shall be valid and of force, as if it had been made in the time appointed by the said Statute of the said Colledge. And it is further Ordained by the authority aforesaid. That all the Rents and Revenues belonging to the Colledge of Eaton to be received and disbursed for the immediate use of the said Colledge, shall be freed and discharged, of and from all Assessments, taxes and charges whatsoever, as well already made, as hereafter to be made or charged by vertue of any Ordinance of Parliament.