Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[11 April, 1643.]
Ord. 1 April, 1643.; Additional Sequestrators and Committees in Devonshire.; Their Powers.
Whereas a Declaration and Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament lately passed for the seizing and sequestring of the estates both reall and personall, of certaine kinds of notorious Delinquents, to the use, and for the maintaining of the Armie raised by the Parliament, and such other uses as shall be directed by both Houses of Parliament, for the benefit of the Common-wealth, with the names of the Committees, who are imployed in the severall Counties of this Kingdome, for the execution of that Ordinance; and it being found very necessary and expedient, that some more Sequestrators and Committees be nominated within the County of Devon, for the speedier, and more effectuall putting the said Ordinance in execution, it is by the Lords and Commons Ordained, and Declared, that William Gould, Thomas Boone, Charles Vaughan, Thomas Gewen, John Champneys, George Peard, and John Young, Esquires; Charles Ceely, Richard Evonds, and Moses Goodyer, Merchants; Richard Evans, and Christopher Clarke the younger, of the City of Exon, shall bee added to the Sequestrators and Committees in the said Ordinance named, in, and for the said County of Devon, and shall be likewise Sequestrators and Committees for the seizing and sequestring of the estates reall and personall, of such persons, bodyes pollitique and Corporate, as in and by the said Ordinance are appointed to be seized and sequestred, and the persons herein before particularly nominated, or any two or more of them, shall have the same priviledge, power, iurisdiction and authority, and shall have capacitie, and be enabled to doe and execute, all, and every matter and thing, in as large and ample manner to all intents and purposes, as if they had been specially nominated in the said Ordinance, and as the Sequestrators, and Committees in the said Ordinance named, or any two or more of them are authorized, or appointed to doe and execute, and for all and every their doings herein, they shall be saved harmlesse, and kept indempnified by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament.