Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[1 August, 1650.]
Mortgagees of delinquents' estates for which no composition hath been paid, to pay the same.; Allowance for debts on such estates.; Sequestration of estates for non-delivery of full account thereof.
Be it Enacted and Ordained by this present Parliament, and by Authority of the same, That all such Persons as have since the twentieth day of May, One thousand six hundred forty two, entred upon, or shall hereafter enter upon, or possess the Estate of any Delinquent, by vertue of any Extent, Mortgage, Judgment, Forfeiture or otherwise, for which as yet no Composition hath been made, Do pay into the Treasury at Goldsmiths-hall, such Sum and Sums of Money as the said Delinquent should or ought to have paid for his Composition, according to the respective Rules and Proportions prescribed, and appointed by Authority of Parliament for so much of every such Delinquents Estate as every such person hath so entred upon and possessed, or shall hereafter enter upon or possess; consideration being therein had to all such just Debts as are or may be legally charged upon the said Estate, and which the Parliament have declared shall be allowed, and not otherwise; and upon payment of the said Composition, every person so paying as aforesaid, is hereby authorized and enabled to enjoy the said Estate, as well till the said Fine, as his own just Debt owing him by such Delinquent as aforesaid, be fully satisfied: And in case any person having such Extent, or being so possessed of any Delinquents Estate, shall not before the Thirtieth day of August, One thousand six hundred and fifty, deliver in a true particular thereof to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths-Hall, and pay in and secure the Fine, and Composition, according to the Rules set and appointed, that then the same Estate shall be forthwith seized and Sequestered to the use of the Common-wealth; and the Rents, Issues and Profits thereof paid in to the Treasury at Goldsmiths-Hall, for the use of the Commonwealth, Notwithstanding any Extent, Seizure or Entry made or had thereupon: And the said Commissioners have the same Authority hereby given them, To proceed to Sequester all such Estates as aforesaid, and to use such means for discovery thereof, and bringing in of the Rents and Profits arising out of the same, as by any Act, Ordinance, or Order of Parliament they are enabled to do in other cases.