Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660

The full text of legislation passed into law during the Interregnum. Contains over 900 pieces of legislation. ranging from that concerning the trial and execution of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury to the regulation of trade in currants, and from the propagation of the Gospel in the New World to the draining of the Great Fen. Originally published in three volumes, it is here given together, along with a table of acts passed and a substantial introduction.

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Table of Contents

Title Page(s)
June 1657: An Act for the mitigation of the rigor of the Forest Laws, within the Forest of Dean, in the County of Glocester, and for the preservation of Wood and Timber in the said Forest. 1114-1115
June 1657: An Act for instructions, agreed upon in Parliament...Commissioners for Surveying the Forest of Sherwood...Commissioners for Surveying the Forest or Chase of Needwood...Commissioners for Surveying Endfield Chase… 1116-1122
June 1657: An Act. for the continuing and establishing the Subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage, and for the reviving of an Act for the better packing of Butter, and redress of abuses therein. 1123-1130
June 1657: An Act touching several Acts and Ordinances made since the twentieth of April, 1653. and before the third of September, 1654, and other Acts. 1131-1142
June 1657: An Act for Raising of Fifteen Thousand Pounds sterling in Scotland. 1142-1162
June 1657: An Act for the better observation of the Lords Day. 1162-1170
June 1657: An Act for convicting, discovering and repressing of Popish Recusants. 1170-1180
June 1657: An Act for Indempnifying of such Persons as have acted for the Service of the Publique. 1180-1182
June 1657: To His Highness the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging; The Humble Additional and Explanatory Petition and Advice... 1182-1186
June 1657: An Additional Act for the better improvement and advancing the Receipts of the Excise and New Impost. 1186-1223
June 1657: An Act for the preventing the multiplicity of Buildings in and about the Suburbs of London, and within ten miles of the same. 1223-1234
June 1657: An Act for an Assessment at the Rate of Five and thirty thousand pounds...for a Temporary Supply towards the maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth. 1234-1249
June 1657: An Act for punishing of such Persons as live at High Rate and have no visible Estate, Profession or Calling answerable thereunto. 1249-1250
June 1657: An Act for the Attainder of the Rebels in Ireland. 1250-1262
June 1657: An Act for the better suppressing of Theft upon the Borders of England and Scotland, and for discovery of High-way Men and other Felons. 1262-1266
June 1657: An Act for quiet enjoying of Sequestred Parsonages and Vicarages by the present Incumbent. 1266-1268
June 1657: An Act for the Improvement of the Revenues of the Customs and Excise. 1268-1269
June 1657: Act for the Adjournment of this Present Parliament, from the six and twentieth day of June 1657 unto the twentieth day of January next ensuing. 1269-1270
May 1659: An Act for Enabling and Authorising Certain Persons to be Justices of the Peace and Sheriffs. 1270-1271
May 1659: An Act for the Great Seal of England. 1271
May 1659: An Act enabling such Commissioners of Sewers, as acted on the 19th April 1653. to Act as Commissioners of Sewers. 1271-1272
May 1659: An Act appointing Judges for the Admiralty. 1272
May 1659: An Act impowering Judges for Probate of Wills and granting Administrations. 1272
May 1659: An Act for Constituting a Councell of State. 1272-1276
May 1659: An Act for appointing Commissioners for Bringing in the Arrears of the Revenue due to the Commonwealth. 1276-1277
May 1659: An Act for Constituting Commissioners for Ordering and Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy. 1277-1282
June 1659: An Act constituting Charles Fleetwood esquire lieutenant-general and commander in chiefe of the forces raised, and to be raised, by authority of parliament, within England and Scotland. 1283-1284
June 1659: An Act of Assessment. 1284-1286
June 1659: An Additional Act for bringing in all Arrear, and also the Growing Dutie of Excise, New Impost, Customes, Subsidies and Prize-Goods, until the first day of October, 1659. 1286-1287
June 1659: An Act for lmpresting of Sea-Men. 1287-1289
June 1659: An Act for settling the Militia of the City of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and Places Adjacent. 1290-1293
July 1659: An Act for Setling the Militia for the City of London, and Liberties thereof. 1293-1298
July 1659: An Act giveing severall powers to the Comrs. for Ireland within named and declareing severall Laws, Ordinances, and Acts of Parliament to be in force in Ireland. 1298-1299
July 1659: An Act of Indempnity and Free Pardon. 1299-1304
July, 1659: An Act for Reviving an Act impowering Judges for Probate of Wills, and Granting Administrations. 1304-1305
July, 1659: An Act for enabling Judges to hold an Assize at Durham. 1305-1308
July, 1659: An Act for setling the Militia, within the Hamblets of the Tower of London. 1308-1312
July, 1659: An Act for the setling the Militia for the Borough of Southwark and Parishes adjacent. 1312-1316
July, 1659: An Additional Act for setling the Militia of the City of Westminster. and the Liberties thereof, and Places adjacent. 1316
July, 1659: An Act appointing Judges for the Admiralty, 1316-1317
July, 1659: An Act for Reviving an Act impowering Judges for Probate of Wills, and Granting Administrations. 1317
July, 1659: An Act for Householders to Give an Account of Lodgers, Horses, Arms, and Ammunition. 1317-1319
July, 1659: An Act for settling The Militia in England and Wales. 1320-1342
August, 1659: An Act appointing Commissioners for Sequestrations. 1342-1343
August, 1659: An Act enabling the Commissioners for the City of London to raise Three Moneths Assessment for paying Incident Charges to the said Militia. 1343-1344
August, 1659: An Act for holding an Assize for the County of Lancaster. 1344-1345
August, 1659: An Act for the speedy bringing in of Second Moyeties upon the Sale of Lands Forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason. 1345-1347
August, 1659: An Act for Sequestrations. 1347-1349
September, 1659: An Act for the Continuance of the Customs and Excise. 1349-1351
October, 1659: An Act against the raising of Moneys upon the People, without their consent in Parliament. 1351-1352
October, 1659: An Act appointing Commissioners for the Government of the Army. 1352
December, 1659: An Act for further Continuance of the Excize and Customs. 1353-1355
January, 1659/60: An Act for an Assessment of One hundred Thousand Pounds by the Moneth, upon England, Scotland, and Ireland, for Six Moneths. 1355-1403
February, 1659/60: An Act for Constituting a Committee for the Army and Treasurers at War. 1403-1407
February, 1659/60: An Act for Constituting Commissioners for Ordering and Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navie. 1407-1412
February, 1659/60: An Additional Act for Sequestrations. 1412-1415
February, 1659/60: An Act making void the Acts appointing Commissioners for Government of the Army; And for Making Charles Fleetwood Esq Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces. 1416
February, 1659/60: An Act for the Continuance of the Customs and Excise, From the last day of February, 1659. Until the twenty fourth day of June, 1660. 1416-1417
February, 1659/60: AN ACT for the Constituting a Councell of State. 1418-1422
March, 1659/60: An Act for Repeal of two Acts for Sequestrations. 1423
March, 1659/60: An Act for Explanation of certain Clauses and Provisos in an Act of this present Parliament, Entituled, An Act for the Continuance of the Customs and Excise, from the last of February, 1659. untill the twenty fourth day of June, 1660. 1423-1424
March, 1659/60: An Act and Declaration for putting the Lawes against Priests and Jesuits in speedy and effectuall Execution. 1425
March, 1659/60: An Act for Setling the Militia within England and Wales. 1425-1455
March, 1659/60: An Act for the Settling the Militia for the City of London, and Liberties thereof. 1455-1458
March, 1659/60: An Act for Approbation and Admission of Ministers of the Gospel to Benefices and Publick Lectures. 1459-1462
March, 1659/60: An Act for bringing in the Revenue of Delinquents, and Popish Recusants. 1462-1463
March, 1659/60: An Act for Recovery of Publique Debts, and other Duties belonging to the Commonwealth. 1463
March, 1659/60: An Act giveing power to the Council of State during the Intervall in order to publique safety 1464-1465
March, 1659/60: An Act for taking the Accompts, and Redressing of Grievances concerning the Tythes and Church-Livings in Wales; and for Advancement of Religion and Learning there. 1465-1467
March, 1659/60: An Act for Ministers and Payment of Tithes. 1467-1469
March, 1659/60: An Act for Dissolving the Parliament begun the third of November 1640. And for the Calling and Holding of a Parliament at Westminster the 25th April 1660. 1469-1472
Appendix: Additional documents (Feb 1649 and undated) cxi-cxv
Index of subjects: A 1-15
Index of subjects: B 15-22
Index of subjects: C 22-44
Index of subjects: D 45-52
Index of subjects: E 52-58
Index of subjects: F 58-63
Index of subjects: G, H 63-68
Index of subjects: I 68-76
Index of subjects: J, K 76-81
Index of subjects: L 81-90
Index of subjects: M 90-97
Index of subjects: N, O 97-103
Index of subjects: P, Q 103-113
Index of subjects: R 113-117
Index of subjects: S 117-132
Index of subjects: T 132-137
Index of subjects: U-Y 137-144
Index of names and places: A 145-153
Index of names and places: B 153-181
Index of names and places: C 181-205
Index of names and places: D 205-216
Index of names and places: E 216-223
Index of names and places: F 223-231
Index of names and places: G 231-243
Index of names and places: H 243-262
Index of names and places: I, J 262-267
Index of names and places: K 267-273
Index of names and places: L 273-293