Charles II, 1670 & 1671: An Act for the better regulateing of Workehouses for setting the Poore on Worke.

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Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.

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14 (13 & 14) C. II. c. 12.

To whom the Money, when collected, to be paid.; Officers of Corporation to account Quarterly.; No further Monies raised till Account given.

For the more effectuall putting in Execution of an Act of Parlyament made in the fowerteenth yeare of your. Majestyes Raigne entituled, An Act for the better Releife of the Poore of this Kingdome. And to the end that the Poore of the severall Parishes within the City and Liberties of Westminster and other Parishes within the County of Midlesex mentioned within the weekely Bill of Mortality, may for the future be duely provided for according to the intent and meaneing of the intent said Act, May it please your most excellent Majesty that it may be enacted, and bee it enacted by the Kings most excellent Majestie by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parlyament assembled and by the authoritie of the same [That all moneys assessed or ordered to be assessed upon any person in pursuance of the said Act since the first day of March in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred sixty and five shall be collected and paid in to the Treasurers of the respective Corporations by or before the nine and twentyeth day of September in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred seaventy and one. And all moneys already collected by authority of the said Act shall be paid into the said Treasurers by or before the first day of June in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred seaventy & one. And (fn. 1) ] that the Officers of the said Corporations erected and constituted in pursuance of the said Act and their Treasurers shall make and give Quarterly Accompts to the Justices of Peace, who are hereby required to demand and call for the said Accompts, and are not to raise any more moneys upon any new Certificates whatsoever, untill there be a just Accompt given to, and allowed by the Justices of the Peace aforesaid according to the true intent and meaning of the said former and this present Act.

II. Accounts made according to the said Act confirmed.

Moniesunaccounted for to be accounted for as by the said Act.

And whereas some Accompts have beene made by the former Governours of part of the moneys raised by the Act aforesaid, and some of them stand engaged for payment of certaine Summes of money, which were borrowed and expended in pursuance of the said former Act, Bee it further enacted That all such Accompts which shall appeare to the said Justices (not haveing beene Governours of the said Corporations) to have beene made according to the Act aforesaid shall be and are hereby ratifyed and confirmed, and that such moneys as have not beene accompted for as aforesaid shall be accompted for according as in the said Act is provided.

III. Debts owing by Corporations to be paid by Treasurers.

And that all moneys lent, and all such Debts, as any of them, or any of the Members of the said Corporations aforesaid stand engaged for, and have beene contracted for the Uses expressed in the said Act, shall upon order from the Justices aforesaid (ascertaining the same) be discharged and satisfyed by the respective Treasurer or Treasurers for the time being, and shall from time to time be allowed in their respective accompts.

IV. The Tax not to exceed One-fourth of the Poors Rate.

When to be paid.

And bee it further enacted by the authority aforesaid That noe Summe or Summes of money to be leavyed upon the Inhabitants of any of the said respective Parishes according to the said former or this present Act shall in any one yeare exceede one fowerth part of the Assesment to the Poore for that yeare, laid on any of the Parishes and Liberties aforesaid, Which said Summe shall be paid by the respective Inhabitants of the said Parishes at two severall payments to the Treasurer or Treasurers for the said Corporations (that is to say) at the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch-Angell, and the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary, or within fowerteene dayes after either of the said Feasts as aforesaid.

V. No Assessments after 29th Sept. 1675.

And bee it alsoe enacted That noe Assesment shall be laid or made on any the Parishes aforesaid after the nine and twentyeth day of September which shall be in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred seaventy and five, Any thing in the said former or this present Act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.

VI. Proviso for Powers of former Act as to London, and St. Margarets Westminster.

Provided alwayes That noe thing herein contained shall in any sorte extend to the superseding, altering or vacating any of the Powers given by the said former Act to the Lord Maior and Governours for the Corporation within the City of London or the Parish of Saint Margarets Westminster but that the same and all the other Clauses and Articles in the said former Act shall to all intents and purposes be fully executed and observed within the City of London, and Parish of Saint Margarets Westminster as if this Act had not beene made. Any thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.


  • 1. annexed to the Original Act in a separate Schedule.