Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[29 July, 1645.]
Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That, for the West Ryding of the County of Yorke, Thomas Stockdale, Esquire, John Farrer, Thomas St. Nicholas, Thomas Dickenson of Kirby Hall, Esquires, Hugh Currer of Flashby, Thomas Westby, Gentlemen; for the North Rydinge, Luke Robinson, George Moorewood, Francis Lassells, Esquires, Ralph Rymer, Robert Colthist, Gentlemen; for the East Ridinge, John Styllington Esquire, John Lodge, Richard Darby, Marmaduke Grimston, Gentlemen; for the City of Yorke and County of the same, Robert Horner Alderman, Phillip Ford Merchant, Hugh Snawsdall Esquire, John Swayle of Askam Gentleman; for the County of Northumberland, Henry Ogle, Thomas Lawrein, Esquires, Ralph Sawkell Gentleman, William Armorer, Henry Horsley, Gentlemen; for the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, John Cosins Alderman, Robert Ellison Sheriff, Edward Man Town Clerk; for the Town of Barwick upon Tweede, John Sleigh Esquire Mayor, and the Mayor of Berwick for the Time being, Sir Robert Jackson Knight; for the County of Duresme, Thomas Bowes, Clement Fulthrop, Esquires, John Fenwick, William Sedgwick, Christopher Mickleton, John Areson, Gentlemen; for the County of Westmerland, Gervas Benson, Richard Branthwayt, Thomas Sands, Gentlemen; for the County of Cumberland, William Briscoe, Thomas Lamplough, Esquires, Miles Halton, Nicholas Mawson, Gentlemen; for the County of, Nott., Gervas Pigott, Charles White, Esquires, Thomas Salisbury John Mason, Gentlemen; for the County of the Town of Nott. the Mayor for the Time being, Thomas Salisbury, and John Mason, Gentlemen; for the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same, the Mayor for the Time being, Alderman Deuman, Alderman Popple; for the County of Lancaster, John Bradshaw of Darcy Leever Gentleman, William Booth of Reddish Gentleman, Thomas Fell Esquire, James Thornton Gentleman, George Towlneson Gentleman; or any Two or more of them, of the several respective Counties, Cities, and Places, hereafter mentioned, where such Persons as shall be appointed by the Parliament of Scotland, or the Committee of Estates of the Parliament of Scotland, if they so please, may be present; and the said Persons, nominated as aforesaid, or any Two or more of them respectively, as aforesaid, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to examine by Oath, or by any other lawful Ways and Means whatsoever, what Money, Billet, Goods, or Provisions, have been raised, levied, or taken, in the several Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places, hereafter in this present Ordinance particularly mentioned, by the Commanders, Officers, or Soldiers of the Scottish Army, or by any other Person or Persons, for the Use and Benefit of the Scottish Army, or any Part thereof, since the 19th Day of January, 1643, by any Tax, Loan, Billeting, Quartering, taking of Cattle, Sheep, Corn, Hay, or other Provisions, in the several and respective Counties of Yorke, Nott., Duresme, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmerland, and Lancaster, the City of Yorke and County of the same, the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, the Town of Nottingham and County of the same, the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweede: And, to the End the same may be better brought to an Accompt, the said Commissioners, or any Two or more of them respectively, as aforesaid, are hereby directed and required to return the Examinations and Proceedings taken in Pursuance of this Ordinance, and to make One or several Certificates thereof, with what Expèdition they may, to the Parliament of England, concerning the Premises: And be it lastly Ordained, and the Commissioners of the Great Seal are hereby authorized and directed, for the Purpose aforesaid, to issue forth One or more several Commission or Commissions, under the Great Seal of England, to the respective Persons before named; for which, this present Ordinance shall be a sufficient Warrant to the Commissioners of the Great Seal in that Behalf.