Statutes of the Realm: Volume 7, 1695-1701. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1820.
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( (fn. 1) ) Wee Your Majesties most dutifull and loyall Subjects the Commons in Parliament assembled being sensible of the great Blessings which we enjoy under Your Majesties happy Government and being desirous to raise Money for disbanding such Forces as by an Act of this present Session of Parliament intituled An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty for disbanding the Army and other necessary Occasions are to be disbanded and to make a Provision for Your Majesties Navy and for other necessary Occasions have chearfully and unanimously given and granted unto Your Majesty the Rates and Assessments hereafter mentioned and we doe humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majesty by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the Authority of the same That the Summ of One Million four hundred eighty four thousand and fifteene Pounds one Shilling and eleaven Pence three Farthings shall be raised levied and paid unto His Majesty within the Space of One Yeare from the Fifteenth Day of February One thousand six hundred ninety and eight and shall be assessed and taxed in the severall Counties Cities Boroughs Towns and Places within the Kingdom of England Dominion of Wales and Towne of Berwick upon Tweed according to the Proportions and in the manner following that is to say
For the Towne of Bedford The Sum of Five hundred nineteene Pounds Eight Shillings and Four Pence.
For the rest of the County of Bedford The Sum of Twenty thousand eight hundred ninety six Pounds Twelve Shillings Eleaven Pence.
For the Borough of New Windsor and the Castle there the Sum of Seaven hundred thirty three Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Six Pence
For the rest of the County of Berks The Sum of Thirty thousand and fifty six Pounds Thirteene Shillings
For the Borough of Bucks with Borton Borton-hold Prebend-end Gawcott and Lenborow The Sum of Four hundred fifty nine Pounds Fifteene Shillings and Four Pence
For the Borough of Wicomb The Sum of Two hundred sixty nine Pounds Three Shillings and One Penny Halfe penny
For the rest of the County of Bucks The Sum of Thirty five thousand and sixteene Pounds Fourteene Shillings and Eight Pence
For the University and Towne of Cambridge the Sum of Two thousand one hundred thirty four Pounds Twelve Shillings and Three Pence Three Farthings
For the Isle of Ely The Sum of Six thousand and six Pounds Four Shillings Two Pence Farthing
For the rest of the County of Cambridge The Sum of Sixteen thousand Four hundred seaventy eight Pounds Fifteene Shillings and Eight Pence Halfe Penny
For the City and County of the City of Chester The Sum of One thousand one hundred eighty eight Pounds Five Shillings and Three Pence
For the County of Chester The Sum of Twenty thousand two hundred sixty one Pounds Four Shillings and Two Pence
For the County of Cornwall The Sum of Twenty three thousand nine hundred eighty one Pounds Nine Shillings and Six Pence
For the County of Cumberland The Sum of Two thousand seaven hundred eighty five Pounds Eight Shillings and Eight Pence
For the County of Derby The Sum of Eighteene thousand and seaventy Pounds Nine Shillings and Ten Pence
For the City and County of the City of Exon The Sum of Three thousand five hundred thirty one Pounds and Four Pence
For the County of Devon The Sum of Fifty eight thousand four hundred and six Pounds Seaven Shillings and Two Pence
For the Towne and County of the Towne of Poole The Sum of Two hundred forty six Pounds One Shilling and Six Pence
For the County of Dorsett The Sum of Twenty four thousand five hundred ninety one Pounds Four Shillings and Two Pence
For the County of Durham The Sum of Seaven thousand nine hundred forty eight Pounds Five Shillings and Ten Pence
For the West Rideing of the County of York The Sum of Twenty nine thousand five hundred twenty one Pounds Ten Shillings and Nine Pence Three Farthings
For the North Rideing of the County of York The Sum of Nineteene thousand eight hundred thirty eight Pounds Two Shillings and Nine Pence
For the East Rideing of the County of York the Sum of Fourteene thousand three hundred forty five Pounds Seaven Shillings and Two Pence Farthing
For the City of York and County of the same City the Sum of Three thousand four hundred seaventy nine Pounds Eleaven Shillings
For the Towne and County of the Towne of Kingston upon Hull The Sum of Fifteene hundred thirty nine Pounds Sixteene Shillings and Nine Pence
For the Towne of Malden in the County of Essex The Sum of Four hundred forty seaven Pounds Thirteene Shillings and Six Pence
For the Towne of Colchester The Sum of Two thousand one hundred seaventy five Pounds One Shilling and Eight Pence Farthing
For the Towne of Harwich and Dover Court The Sum of Three hundred and two Pounds Fourteene Shillings and Nine Pence
For the rest of the County of Essex The Sum of Sixty five thousand three hundred twenty nine Pounds Sixteene Shillings and Three Pence Three Farthings
For the City and County of the City of Gloucester The Sum of One thousand forty seaven Pounds Three Shillings and Six Pence
For the whole County of Gloucester The Sum of Thirty three thousand three hundred forty one Pounds Thirteene Shillings and Eight Pence
For the City of Hereford The Sum of Five hundred seaventy two Pounds Eighteene Shillings
For the Borough of Leominster The Sum of Two hundred and fifty Pounds Six Shillings and Nine Pence
For the rest of the whole County of Hereford The Sum of Foureteene thousand four hundred eighty three Pounds Fifteene Shillings and Three Pence
For the Borough of Saint Albans in the County of Hertford The Sum of Five hundred and eighty Pounds Eleaven Shillings and Six Pence
For the rest of the whole County of Hertford The Sum of Thirty one thousand six hundred forty nine Pounds Seaven Shillings and Six Pence
For the Towne of Huntingdon The Sum of Three hundred twenty four Pounds Nine Shillings and Six Pence
For the rest of the County of Huntingdon The Sum of Eleaven thousand two hundred ninety eight Pounds Nine Shillings and Three Pence
For the City and County of the City of Canterbury The Sum of Thirteene hundred twenty one Pounds Fourteene Shillings and Three Pence
For the Towne and Liberty of Dover The Sum of Fourteene hundred forty two Pounds Fifteene Shillings and Three Pence Three Farthings
For the Towne of Folkstone The Sum of One hundred and eight Pounds Fourteene Shillings and Three Pence
For the Towne of Fordwich The Sum of Fifty eight Pounds One Shilling
For the Towne of Feversham The Sum of Three hundred eighty nine Pounds Twelve Shillings and Eight Pence Farthing
For the Towne of Tenderden The Sum of Seaven hundred seaventy four Pounds Four Shillings and Six Pence
For the Towne and Liberty of Sandwich The Sum of Seaven hundred forty three Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Four Pence Halfe-penny
For the Towne and Port of New Romney The Sum of One hundred eighty seaven Pounds Seaven Shillings and Nine Pence
For the Towne of Lyd The Sum of Five hundred seaventy seaven Pounds Nine Shillings and Seaven Pence Halfe-penny
For the Towne and Port of Hith and West Hith within the Liberty of the said Towne and Port The Sum of One hundred eighty four Pounds Eleaven Shillings and Six Pence
For the rest of the whole County of Kent The Sum of Fifty six thousand seaven hundred ninety four Pounds Three Shillings
For the County of Lancaster The Sum of Fifteene thousand seaven hundred forty two Pounds Five Shillings and Eleaven Pence
For the Borough of Leicester The Sum of Four hundred seaventy nine Pounds Fourteene Shillings
For the rest of the County of Leicester The Sum of Twenty five thousand six hundred seaventy four Pounds Five Shillings and Four Pence
For the County of Lincolne with the City and County of the City of Lincolne The Sum of Fifty four thousand one hundred sixty nine Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Nine Pence
For the City of London The Sum of Ninety two thousand five hundred Pounds Eleaven Shillings and Eleaven Pence Farthing
For Serjeants Inn in Fleet Streete The Sum of Forty eight Pounds Eighteene Shillings
For Serjeants Inn in Chancery Lane The Sum of Twenty three Pounds Eight Shillings
For the Inner Temple and Inns of Chancery thereunto belonging The Sum of Three hundred Pounds
For the Middle Temple and Inns of Chancery thereunto belonging The Sum of Two hundred and four Pounds Twelve Shillings
For the Society of Lincolns Inn and Inns of Chancery thereunto belonging The Sum of Two hundred fifty six Pounds and Seaven Pence Halfepenny
For Grays Inn and Inns of Chancery thereunto belonging The Sum of One hundred eighty nine Pounds and Ten Shillings
For the Palaces of Whitehall and Saint James The Sum of Eight thousand and fourteene Pounds Fourteene Shillings
For the City of Westminster and Liberties thereof and Offices executed in Westminster Hall The Sum of Forty seaven thousand five hundred ninety three Pounds Ten Shillings and Five Pence
For the rest of the County of Middlesex The Sum of Eighty one thousand six hundred eighty four Pounds Seaven Shillings and Two Pence Farthing
For the County of Monmouth The Sum of Seaven thousand three hundred fifty nine Pounds Four Shillings and Ten Pence Farthing
For the City and County of the City of Norwich The Sum of Six thousand three hundred eighty eight Pounds Eighteene Shillings and Eleaven Pence.
For the Borough of Great Yarmouth The Sum of Two thousand one hundred and fifteene Pounds Two Shillings and Three Pence Three Farthings
For the Borough of Kings Lyn The Sum of Thirteene hundred sixty one Pounds and Six Pence.
For soe much of the Borough of Thetford as lies in the County of Norfolke The Sum of One hundred seaventy nine Pounds and Five Shillings
For the rest of the whole County of Norfolke The Sum of Fifty three thousand four hundred fifty one Pounds Two Shillings and Six Pence Farthing
For the Towne of Northampton The Sum of Six hundred twenty two Pounds Fifteene Shillings and Ten Pence Halfe-penny
For the rest of the County of Northampton The Sum of Thirty five thousand four hundred fifty seaven Pounds Fourteene Shillings and Two Pence Halfe-penny
For the Towne and County of the Towne of New-Castle upon Tyne The Sum of Nineteene hundred thirty five Pounds Twelve Shillings and Three Pence
For the Towne of Berwick upon Tweed The Sum of One hundred and eight Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Three Pence
For the County of Northumberland The Sum of Eight thousand eight hundred sixty seaven Pounds Three Shillings and Six Pence
For the Towne and County of the Towne of Nottingham The Sum of Twelve hundred and ten Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Eleaven Pence Halfepenny
For the County of Nottingham The Sum of Nineteene thousand two hundred forty six Pounds Ten Shillings and One Penny Halfe-penny
For the University of Oxon The Sum of Eighty three Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Ten Pence Halfepenny
For the City of Oxon The Sum of Two thousand seaven hundred and sixteene Pounds Nineteene Shillings and Four Pence Halfe-penny
For the rest of the County of Oxon The Sum of Twenty six thousand five hundred eighty six Pounds Twelve Shillings and Five Pence Halfepenny
For the County of Rutland The Sum of Four thousand one hundred fourty three Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Eleaven Pence
For the Towne of Ludlow The Sum of One hundred sixty nine Pounds Eleaven Shillings and Six Pence
For the County of Salop The Sum of Twenty one thousand six hundred twenty six Pounds Two Shillings and Nine Pence Three Farthings
For the City and County of the City of Bristoll The Sum of Five thousand five hundred fourty three Pounds Thirteene Shillings
For the City of Bath The Sum of Three hundred thirty two Pounds Nine Shillings and Six Pence
For the City of Wells The Sum of Three hundred sixty one Pounds Eight Shillings and one Penny Halfe-penny
For the Borough of Bridgwater with Haygrove Tything The Sum of Two hundred seaventy four Pounds Thirteene Shillings and Nine Pence
For the rest of the County of Somersett The Sum of Fourty eight thousand and thirty one Pounds Seaven Shillings and one Penny Halfe-penny
For the Towne and County of the Towne of Southampton The Sum of Five hundred ninety five Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Six Pence Three Farthings
For the County of Southampton with the Isle of Wight The Sum of Forty thousand eight hundred twenty five Pounds Six Shillings and Eleaven Pence Farthing
For the City and County of the City of Litchfield The Sum of Three hundred and fifteene Pounds Fourteene Shillings and Six Pence
For the County of Stafford The Sum of Twenty thousand and twenty five Pounds Two Shillings and Ten Pence Halfepenny
For the Towne of Ipswich The Sum of Fifteene hundred forty five Pounds Seaventeen Shillings and Seaven Pence Halfe-penny
For the Borough of Bury Saint Edmonds The Sum of Fifteene hundred ninety five Pounds One Shilling and Three Pence
For the Borough of Dunwich the Sum of Thirty Pounds Two Shillings and Seaven Pence Halfe-penny
For the Borough of Eye The Sum of Three hundred seaventy six Pounds Ten Shillings
For the Borough of Sudbury The Sum of Three hundred seaventy nine Pounds Sixteene Shillings and Six Pence
For soe much of the Borough of Thetford as lyes in Suffolke The Sum of Fifty nine Pounds Eight Shillings
For the rest of the County of Suffolke The Sum of Fifty one thousand three hundred seaventy seaven Pounds Twelve Shillings and Tene Pence Halfepenny
For the County of Surrey The Sum of Fifty thousand two hundred sixty one Pounds and Two Pence
For the Towne and Port of Hastings and Liberty thereof The Sum of Two hundred eighty three Pounds Fourteene Shillings and Six Pence
For the Liberty of Seaford The Sum of One hundred and six Pounds Eight Shillings and Six Pence
For the Liberty of Pevensey The Sum of Eight hundred and sixteene Pounds Seaven Shillings and Six Pence
For the Towne and Parish of Rye The Sum of Three hundred fifty five Pounds Eight Shillings and Six Pence
For the Towne of Winchelsea The Sum of Three hundred and Three Pounds Fifteene Shillings
For the rest of the whole County of Sussex The Sum of Forty three thousand seaven hundred forty nine Pounds Six Shillings and Nine Pence Three Farthings
For the City and County of the City of Coventry The Sum of Eighteene hundred forty seaven Pounds Sixteene Shillings and Three Farthings
For the County of Warwick The Sum of Twenty eight thousand and fifty Pounds Eleaven Shillings Eleaven Pence Farthing
For the City and County of the City of Worcester The Sum of Sixteene hundred seaventy nine Pounds Twelve Shillings and Three Pence
For the County of Worcester The Sum of Twenty three thousand five hundred ninety three Pounds one Shilling and Eight Pence Farthing.
For the City of New Sarum the Close of the same and Clarendon Park The Sum of Fourteene hundred fifty one Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Four Pence Halfe-penny
For the rest of the County of Wilts The Sum of Thirty seaven thousand three hundred forty seven Pounds Nineteene Shillings and Two Pence Farthing
For the County of Westmerland The Sum of Two thousand two hundred eighty three Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Ten Pence
For the Isle of Anglesey The Sum of Twelve hundred twenty five Pounds and Eleaven Pence Farthing
For the Borough of Brecon The Sum of One hundred thirty three Pounds Nine Shillings and Nine Pence
For the rest of the County of Brecon The Sum of Two thousand one hundred fifty five Pounds Eight Shillings and Nine Pence
For the County of Cardigan The Sum of One thousand and twenty nine Pounds Twelve Shillings and One Penny Halfe-penny
For the County Borough of Carmarthen The Sum of One hundred seaventy two Pounds Nine Shillings
For the County of Carmarthen The Sum of Three thousand one hundred and five Pounds Two Shillings and Eleaven Pence Halfe-penny
For the County of Carnarvon The Sum of Seaventeene hundred fifty two Pounds Nineteene Shillings and Eleaven Pence Farthing
For the County of Denbigh The Sum of Five thousand one hundred Pounds
For the County of Flint The Sum of Seaventeene hundred thirty six Pounds Two Shillings and Nine Pence
For the County of Glamorgan The Sum of Five thousand nine hundred twenty nine Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Four Pence Halfe-penny
For the County of Merioneth The Sum of Eighteene hundred twenty four Pounds Eleaven Shillings and Ten Pence Halfe-penny
For the County of Mountgomery The Sum of Four thousand three hundred eighty nine Pounds Thirteene Shillings and Nine Pence
For the County of Pembroke The Sum of Two thousand two hundred forty eight Pounds Eight Shillings and Three Pence Halfe-penny
For the County of Radnor The Sum of Two thousand and nineteene Pounds Four Shillings and Six Pence
And for the Towne and County of the Towne of Haverford West The Sum of One hundred and thirty one Pounds and Three Shillings
II. Personal Estates (except desperate Debts, Stock on Land, Household Goods, and Loans to His Majesty) to pay 3s. in the Pound.
Employments of Profit (except Military Officers of the Land Forces or Navy). Pensions and Annuities out of the Exchequer, &c
And be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That towards the raiseing of the said severall and respective Sums of Money hereby charged upon the respective Counties Cities Boroughs Townes and other Places as aforesaid all and every Person and Persons Bodies Politick and Corporate Guilds and Fraternities within the same respectively having any Estate in ready Money or in any Debts whatsoever owing to them within this Realme or without or [haveing any Estate in Goods Wares Merchandizes or other Chattels or Personall Estate whatsoever within this Realme or (fn. 2) ] without belonging to or in Trust for them (except and out of the Premisses deducted such Sums as he or they doe bona-fide owe and such Debts owing to them as shall be adjudged desperate by the Commissioners appointed by this Act and alsoe except the Stock upon Land and such Goods as are used for Household-stuffe and alsoe except such Loanes or Debts as are or shall be owing from His Majesty to any Person or Persons) shall yield and pay unto His Majesty the Sum of Three Shillings in the Pound according to the true yearely Value thereof for One Yeare that is to say For every Hundred Pounds of such ready Money and Debts and for every Hundred Pounds worth of such Goods Wares Merchandizes or other Chattells or Personall Estate the Sum of Eighteene Shillings and soe after that Rate for every greater or lesser Sum or Quantity to be assessed levied and collected in manner hereafter mentioned And that all and every Person and Persons and all and every Commissioner or Commissioners having useing or exerciseing any Publick Office or Imployment of Profitt (such Military Officers who are or shall be in Muster by the Muster Master Generall of His Majesties Guards and Garisons or in pay in His Majesties Guards or Garisons or Navy in respect of such Offices only excepted) and all and every their Agents Clerks Secondaries Substitutes and other inferior Ministers whatsoever shall yield and pay unto His Majesty the Sum of Three Shillings for every Twenty Shillings which he or they doe receive in One Yeare by virtue of any Salaries Gratuities Bounty-Money Reward Fees or Profitts to him or them accrewing for or by reason or occasion of their severall Offices or Employments And that all and every Person and Persons Guilds Fraternities Bodies Politick or Corporate haveing any Pension Annuity Stipend or other yearely Payment either out of the Receipt of His Majesties Exchequer or out of any Branch of His Majesties Revenues or payable or secured to be paid by any Person or Persons whatsoever (not being issueing out of any Lands Tenements or Hereditaments or charged upon the same touching which other Directions are given by this Act and not being Annuities or yearely Payments which by any Act or Acts of Parliament made or to be made are or shall be specially exempted from the Payment of Taxes or Aids) shall yield and pay to His Majesty the Sum of Three Shillings for every Twenty Shillings by the Yeare of every such Pension Annuity Stipend or yearely Payment respectively and after that Rate for one whole Yeare the said severall Rates and Sums of Money hereby granted to be assessed imposed levied or collected in such manner as hereafter is mentioned
Lands, Tenements, &c.; to be charged with as much Equality as possible; to be paid into the Exchequer by Four quarterly Payments, the First Payment to be made on 15th May 1699.
And to the end the full and intire Sums by this Act charged upon the severall Countries Cities Boroughs Townes and Places respectively as aforesaid may be fully and compleatly raised and paid to His Majesties Use Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That all and every Mannors Messuages Lands and Tenements and alsoe all Quarries Mines of Cole Tin or Lead Copper Mundick-Iron or other Mines Iron-Works Salt Springs and Salt-Works all Allom-Mines or Works all Parks Chases Warrens Woods Underwoods Coppices and all Fishings Tithes Tolls Annuities and all other yearely Profitts and all Hereditaments of what Nature or Kind soever they be scituate lying and being happening or ariseing within the severall and respective Counties Cities Boroughs Townes or Places aforesaid respectively or within any Parts of the same as well within ancient Demesne and other Liberties and priviledged Places as without and all and every person and persons Bodies Politick and Corporate Guilds Misteries Fraternities and Brotherhoods whether Corporate or not Corporate having or holding any such Mannors Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments or other the Premisses in respect thereof shall be charged with as much Equality and Indifferency as is possible by a Pound Rate for or towards the said severall and respective Sums of Money by this Act sett and imposed or intended to be imposed for or upon all and every such Counties Cities Boroughs Townes or other Places hereby charged therewith as aforesaid soe that by the said Rates soe to be taxed or assessed for or upon the said ready Moneys Debts Goods Wares Merchandizes Chattells or Personall Estates and for or upon the said Offices or Employments of Profitt and for and upon the Pensions Annuities Stipends or yearely Payments aforesaid and for or upon the said Mannors Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and other the Premisses according to the Purport and true meaning of this present Act the full and intire Sums hereby appointed to be raised as aforesaid shall be compleatly and effectually taxed assessed levied and collected and shall be paid into the Receipt of His Majesties Exchequer by Four Quarterly Payments the First Payment thereof to be made upon or before the Fifteenth Day of May which shall be in the Yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred ninety nine
Landlords to abate for Fee-Farm Rents or other Annual Payments issuing out of their Estates.
And whereas many of the Mannors Messuages Lands Tenements Tithes Hereditaments and Premisses intended by this Act to be charged with the Pound Rate as aforesaid stand incumbred with or are subject and lyable to the Payment of severall Rent-Charges or Annuities or other Annuall Payments issueing out of the same or to the Payment of divers Fee-Farme Rents Rents-Service or other Rents thereupon reserved or charged by reason whereof the true Owners and Proprietors of such Mannors Messuages Lands Tenements or Hereditaments doe not in truth receive to their owne Use the true yearely Value of the same for which neverthelesse they are by this Act chargeable with a certaine Pound Rate it is therefore declared and enacted by the Authority aforesaid That it shall and may be lawfull to and for the Landlords Owners and Proprietors of such Mannors Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premisses being charged with a Pound Rate as aforesaid to abate and deduct and to retaine and keepe in his or their Hands out of every such Fee-Farme-Rent or other Annuall Rent or Payment soe much of the said Pound Rate which shall be taxed or assessed upon the said Mannors Messuages Lands and Premisses as a like Rate for every such Fee-Farme-Rent or other Annual Rent or Payment respectively shall by a just Proportion amount unto and all and every Person and Persons who are or shall be any way intituled to such Rents or Annuall Payments are hereby required to allow such Deductions and Payments upon Receipt of the residue of such Moneys as shall be due and payable to them for such Rents or Annuall Payments reserved or charged as aforesaid
The Commissioners of the last 36. Aid (if qualified) to be Commissioners for this Aid, together with the Persons here named.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That for the better assessing ordering levying and collecting of the severall Sums of Money soe as aforesaid limitted and appointed to be paid and for the more effectuall putting of this present Act in Execution all and every the Persons nominated and appointed to be Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act made and passed in the Session of Parliament holden at Westminster in the Ninth yeare of His now Majesties Reigne intituled An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million four hundred eighty four thousand and fifteene Pounds One Shilling and Eleaven Pence Three Farthings for disbanding Forces paying Seamen and other Uses therein mentioned within the severall Counties Ridings Cities Boroughs Cinque Ports Townes and Places within the Kingdom of England Dominion of Wales and Towne of Berwick upon Tweed being duely qualified according to this Act shall be Commissioners for putting in Execution this present Act and the Powers therein contained for the same Counties Ridings Cities Boroughs Cinque Ports Townes and Places respectively together with such other Persons as are herein after respectively named being qualified as aforesaid that is to say
For the Towne of Bedford
Sir Thomas Alston John Deare Gentleman
For the rest of the County of Bedford
The Honourable William Ashburnham John Kelying Edward Duncomb Nicholas Luke Joseph Edmonds Dyve of Bromham John Cater Samuel Bedford Esquires.
For the Towne of New-Windsor and the Castle there
Thomas Lee George Littleton John Michell Esquires John Clark Daniel Carty Gentlemen.
For the rest of the County of Berks
Sir Owen Buckingham Richard Topham John Mitchell John Breedon Robert Eyres George Bayly Robert Hastings Walter Kent Richard Hyde of Sutton Courtney John Saunders of Abingdon Esquires Doctor Jonathan Edwards Principall of Jesus Colledge in Oxon John Skermer of Alder William Geering of Hanny Thomas Tyrrell of Reading William Hatton of Aston Richard Simms of Coscott Richard Hyde of Shirfield Henry Creswell Benjamin Thompkins John Brooker John Bush Richard Hobbs of Ardington Thomas York of East Hendred Humfry Beckley Richard Hawes Thomas Oades James Quarrington William Howard Thomas Constable Robert Noake Edward Jennings of Hurcold Edmond Medlicott John Packer Esquire John Wightwick junior John Grove of Bray Gentlemen
For the Towne of Buckingham with Borton Borton-hold Prebend-end Gawcott and Lenborow
Thomas Hillesdon Oliver Paschler Edmond Denton.
For the Borough of Wicombe
John Bigg Doctor of Phisick Thomas Bigg Richard Bates John Bates Gentlemen.
For the rest of the County of Bucks
The Right Honorable James Vernon Esquire One of His Majesties Principall Secretaries of State Sir Thomas Alston Jervase Pierrepont Edmond Denton Charles Duncombe Thomas Winford Dutton Hubart John Powney John Whitfeild Esquires John Bigg Doctor of Phisick Smith Doctor of Phisick William Mayne of Hoggestone Esquire Simon Perryman William Noake William Child Anthony Ratcliffe George Wells of Wandon John Sear William Theed of Lebborne John Webb Edmond Matts Robert Mayne of Woving Bernard Hall Thomas Greene George Franklyn John Olliffe John Hill of Wendover Richard Harris of Turweston Thomas Fellow Thomas Bigg Richard Bates John Bates Richard Heywood Thomas Barnaby John Jordan Joseph Bampton Gentlemen Palmer Doctor in Phisick George Honour John Eustace William Collett Thomas Machell Edward Martin Nathaniel Weedon John Weedon Thomas Goodson Gentlemen
For the University and Towne of Cambridge
Sir Henry Pickering Baronett Anthony Hammond Anthony Thompson William Layer Thomas Archer junior William March Esquires William Herring Joseph Kettle James Harrison Christopher Richardson John Craske Thomas Gale James Wendy senior William Wendy senior Francis Piercy Brian Thornell Thomas Allen senior Thomas Gibbart John Desborough Nicholas Apethorpe John Wardell Thomas Crabb Peter Bettson William Wiseman William Briggs Robert Smith Benjamin Young Thomas Fowle junior Thomas Fox junior Roger Hurst Thomas Lawson Francis Brackenbury Thomas Wendy Richard Jordain Gentlemen
For the Isle of Ely
Thomas Edwards junior Esquire Bayliff for the Liberty of Ely Thomas Pierson Esquire William Neede William Marsh Gentlemen.
For the rest of the County of Cambridge
Sir Samuel Clarke Baronett Ralph Bovey Esquire Roger Jenyns Thomas Willys William March Esquires Daniel Love Edmond Glenester Thomas Dodd John Wakeling Mapletoft John Philips Gentlemen William Sedwick Esquire Fairchild Robert Cole Thomas Huppup John Westrop Robert Challis Gentlemen Charles Noyes Esquire
For the City and County of the City of Chester
Thomas Parnell Wright The present Sheriffes of the City of Chester
For the County of Chester
Sir George Warburton Sir Paul Pindar Sir Henry Bunbury Baronetts Charles Duckenfield William Davenport William Tatton Henry Bradshaw Davenport Davies Thomas Legh of Ridge John Leadbeater Thomas Cowper George Langford George Leigh of Outerton William Clayton Thomas Weston Walley of Sayghton Esquires James Doe Gentleman
For the County of Cornwall
James Buller Edmond Prideaux High Sheriff John Molesworth Richard Erisey William Mohun Samuel Trefusis Hender Silly Robert Hoblin of Nanswidden John Povey Thomas Kelley James Herle Julius Glanvell Esquires Henry Scoble Charles Huddy Richard Jack Thomas Carlyan John Anstis junior Captaine John Heame of Treland John Walter Joshua Thomas Peter Kekewich Bennett Hendy Gentlemen.
For the County of Cumberland
John Dalston Esquire Captaine Christopher Dalston Ferdinando Latus John Latus of the Beck Esquires Richard Huddleston of Ulphan Barrington Huddleston of Salthouse Anthony Patrikson Gentlemen
For the County of Derby
Sir John Harpur Baronett William Coke Edward Willmott of Spondon Brooke Boothby Esquires Joseph Harpur of Yeavely William Lees John Lourd Humphry Pegg William Osborne John Challoner Gentlemen William Francis Alderman of Derby John Bradshaw
For the City and County of Exon
Sir Bartholomew Shower Knight John Northleigh Doctor of Phisick John Lethbridge Robert Walker Esquire Roger Prowse William Burgoyne Thomas Bury Nathaniel Gist John Turner Benjamin Bake William Jope Peter Battishil Joseph Sealey Benjamin Ive William Ekins George Knowling Jonathan Ive Charles Alden Eyles Pearse Jasper Ratcliffe Esquires James White Courtney Crocker
For the County of Devon
The Honourable William Ashburnham Esquire Son and Heir Apparent to the Right Honourable the Lord Ashburnham John Ackland Robert Rolle John Worth Peter West John Ham Robert Cudmore Thomas Worth John Witrow Thomas Ford junior Christopher Woolston John Butson Gentlemen John Newte Robert Simmons Merchant James Buckley John Rawley Abraham Dennys Philip Docton Richard Prideaux Richard Waddon Charles Fortescue John Horsman Richard Edgcombe Nathaniel Sprye Henry Incleton John Nortleigh Hugh Serle Walter Hele Edward Champernon Bartholomew Gidley Isaac Michell James Bulteele John Jacob Thomas Carew Nicholas Triste Adam Peirse Samuel Peirse Joseph Anthony Esquires and Gentlemen John Radford of Okeford Esquire John Deymond of Tiverton Merchant William Clotterbooke Esquire Sir John Rogers John Rogers Philip Wilcock Joseph Webb William Davies senior Nicholas Edgcombe George Lapthorne Philip Pentyre John Cooke John Stukeley John Harlowing Charles Taylor Gentlemen John Crosse John Willing junior Edward Pridum Richard Cockey Merchants James Leere Gentleman
For the County of Dorset
The Honourable William Ashburnham Esquire Son and Heire Apparent to the Right Honourable the Lord Ashburnham George Pitt Esquire Peter Battiscombe John Vincent of Poveington George Hayter Gentlemen Lawrence Culliford William Freke Esquire William Harding John Whetcombe Richard Channing of Croxton James Parkins Henry Dackcombe Gentlemen Nicholas Romain of Lydlinch Edward Norton Esquires William Taunton Edward Henville Gentlemen
For the Towne and County of Poole
Master John Carter senior Master Peter Hyly Master Thomas Hyde.
For the County of Durham
Ralph Hedworth Ralph Jennyson of Walworth James Jenkings Esquires Michael Mickleton Samuel Burton Anthony Hall Richard Bowser Doctor Thomas Wharton John Varey Pexell Foster Thomas Hauxley William Hodshon Gentlemen
For the West Riding of the County of Yorke
Gervase Pierrepont Esquire Sir William Hustler Knight William Osbaldeston Esquire William Swayne Samuel Lister Gentlemen Charles Duncombe Anthony Duncombe Francis Nevill junior Richard Thornton Nicholas Wolstenholme Richard Witton John Boulter Esquires Henry Pawson George Rhodes Thomas Sawer Charles Wilkinson Gentlemen Samuel Tennant of Chappel-house Thomas Bendlowes Esquires Samuel Swire John Swire William Bankes Thomas Ellwick Gentlemen Thomas Stones Esquire Thomas Chappell Henry Iveson John Wise Thomas Trye William Thomlinson John Tatham Thomas Geldart Captaine Robert Fairfax William Roundell Thomas Hooke Gentlemen Henry Tompson of Kirkby Hall Esquire
For the North Riding of the County of Yorke
Sir John Wentworth Baronet Richard Darley Thomas Barton Rowland Place Ralph Hopton John Warcop James Wass Esquires Robert Nurrison Thomas Fairside Gentlemen Ralph Yoward Thomas Grimston Matthew Anlaby Henry Barnard Esquires Captaine Robert Fairfax Thomas Langley Thomas Hesseltine Francis Pemberton of Bedall William Roundell Arthur Caley Esquires Thomas Bendlowes Thomas Beckwith Edward Beckwith William Bayne of Kilburne Gentlemen
For the East Riding of the County of Yorke
Anthony Duncombe Richard Darley Esquires William Southeron Charles Stouteville Gentlemen Sir Godfrey Copley Baronett Master John Dixon Francis Ellwick Gentlemen Thomas Langley Henry Barnard William Roundell Esquires Captaine Robert Fairfax
For the City of Yorke and County of the same City
William Gee William Roundell John Sharp Esquires Captaine Robert Fairfax Henry Lord Viscount Downe of the Kingdom of Ireland
For the Towne and County of Kingston upon Hull
John Chapelow John Thornton Michael Beilby Gentlemen Sir Griffith Boynton Baronet Luke Lillingston Ellerker Bradshaw Esquires Michael Beilby Jonathan Beilby Gentlemen John Bacchus James Moorehouse
For the Towne of Maldon in the County of Essex
John Bullock Edward Bullock William Fytch Moundeford Bramstone Esquires James Taverner Joseph Man Thomas Stace Roger Forrest Stephen Custis Thomas Crush Gentlemen
For the Towne of Colchester
Nathaniel Cuffley Clerke
For the rest of the County of Essex
Sir William Coryton Baronet Edward Salwey Merchant Richard Stane William Stane of Forrest-Hall Thomas Westrow Esquires Thomas Bramstone John Searle Gentlemen Daniel Brattle Jonathan Ambrose Esquires Master Joseph-Avery Master Edmond Clark of Waltham-stowe Master Robert Smith of East-Ham Master Edward Jocelyn of High-Roothing Master John Dane William Mildmay Esquire Master Nathaniel Cuffley Master John English Master Robert Norley Master Charles Barnard of Shenfeild Thomas Thurston Doctor of Phisick Master Richard Turner senior of Thanstead Master John Rayner Sir Thomas Millington Knight John Brampston William Bragg Gentlemen John Taylure Esquire Captaine Zachariah Taylor Samuel Fisk Gentlemen Richard Ingram John Loame William Calvert Esquires Richard Reynolds George Crowder Gentlemen
For the City and County of the City of Gloucester
Thomas Wilcox Esquire Mayor Giles Rodway Alderman James Furney and Thomas Feild Sheriffs John Cooke William Randall John Viney Esquires Samuel Eckley Thomas Wade Thomas Farley Randolph Pleydwell Gentlemen
For the County of Gloucester
Sir William Juxon The Honourable Gilbert Coventry George Pitt of Sudeley Edward Chamberlaine of Mangresbury William Batson of Borton on the Hill Theophilus Lee of Aldestrup Esquires Parsons Rector of Oddington Charles Freeman of Twining John Hood of Crooks Anthony Sambage of Snowhill Escot of Numpsfield Samuel Eckley of Hemsteed Gentlemen John Sturmy Philip Hayward Thomas Packer William Johnson William James Michael Harding John Seymour George Small of Hamton George Savage Esquires Thomas Small of Avening John Jenner of Marson John Collet Gentlemen Richard Noast Thomas Kemble Thomas Bartholomew John Man John Barnes Daniel Kemble Thomas King William Jones The Bayliff of Tewkesbury for the time being Thomas Downing of Pyrton Esquire William Green Gentleman Paul Foley Thomas Foley of Stoake Chambers Slaughter Esquires Sir George Hanger Sir Edward Fust Danvers Hodges Esquire Samuel Hawling Sir Richard Cocks Charles Cocks William Higford John Higford of Dixon Esquire William Sambage of Ashton Colonel Ireton Talboys of Dufton Sandys of Miserdine Esq[uire]
For the City of Hereford
Richard Bainam Richard Haukins William Matthewes Thomas Frazier William Wadley
For the Borough of Lempster
Master John Tomkins Master Vincent Edwards Master Richard Hodges Master James Winton Master James Powle Master Thomas Allen Master Samuel Clerk Master Joseph Patshall Master William Smith
For the rest of the County of Hereford
Sir Richard Cocks John Stratford Richard Hoper Richard Pye Henry Ireton John Delahay Robert Moor Esquires William Barnesley Merchant William Osborn John Noble Guy Hill William Dunn junior Benjamin Brewster Richard Clark of Walford William Norgrove of Munckland Richard Price of Bradnor George White of New Wear Gentlemen
For the County of Hereford
Sir Robert Austen Baronet Sir George Hutchins Knight and Serjeant at Law Thomas Austen John Austen William Pere Williams Joseph Edmunds William Levins Robert Jolley William Coward Serjeant at Law Roger Coningesby Newdigate Poyntze Richard Waller Simon Harcourt Richard Wollaston John Rashley Esquires Nicholas Ansell High Sheriffe Thomas Papworth Edward Fuller of Watford Ebenezer Sadler Edward Draper Nicholas Martiall of Ipolets Henry Daldern Daniel Niccolls Niccolls of Idelstrey Robert Lay Samuel Harris Joseph Alcock Thomas Glascock Thomas Adams William Fazakerley Gentlemen
For the Towne of Huntingdon
Edward Carteret Esquire William Gee William Dowse junior Gentlemen
For the rest of the County of Huntingdon
John Cotton Charles Duncombe Charles Gery Esquires Timothy Kettle Gentlemen.
For the Towne of Fordwich
Sir Bazill Dixwell Sir Thomas Hales Sir James Oxenden Baronetts William Broadnax William Spencer Thomas Marsh Thomas Turner Esquires Doctor William Deeds.
For the Towne of Feversham
John Bateman Gentleman
For the Towne and Liberty of Sandwich
John Thurbarne Serjeant at Law John Michell Esquire
For the Towne and Port of New Romney
Sir Charles Sidley Baronett John Brewer Esquire Master Peter Martin Master John Norman Master William Smith Master Peter Evans Master John Maskall Master Richard Baker Master John Tookes Master John Hunt Master William Finch Master Stephen Brett Master Stephen Jordan Master Edmond Martin Master Thomas Lancaster John Maskall junior
For the rest of the County of Kent
Sir Richard Raynes Sir Robert Austin Baronett Henry Polhill John Amhurst William Emmett Thomas Hawgood William Hooker Samuel Lewen Francis Nicholson Edmond Beghan Richard Samson Robert Britton Wortley Whorwood Richard Sommers Philip Packer Edwyn Wyatt Serjeant at Law John Dyke Stephen Artleton Edmond Bolter John Batherst Esquires John Huffam Isaac Lowther Richard Goodhew George Childrens George Page Matthias Fletcher George Hussey Marriot Pett Arthur Apsley John Grumbridge Robert Bennett William Henman of Charing Joseph Wright Thomas Knight Doctor Salisbury Cade Captaine William Wright Captaine William Faresbye Captaine Thomas Jennings Rowland Crispe Joseph Lem Captaine Richard Etkins Thomas Curtis John Fenner Isaac Walter Gentlemen William Mantle Esquire Bayliffe of Romney Marsh and the Bayliffe and Jurats of Romney Marsh for the time and the Expenditor of the Five Waterings.
For the County Palatine of Lancaster.
Sir John Bland Baronett Sir William Pennington Baronett Sir William Lowther Baronett Sir Alexander Rigby William Farrington Esquire John Bradyll senior Pickring junior Esquires John Tatham John Ferris Esquires
Roby of Walton Gentleman William Werden Hugh Farrington George Lamplugh Robert Renald Thomas Martin John Whittekar Thomas Stringer Esquire Nicholas Townley Thomas Townley Esquires John Townley Robert Walmsley Charles Halstead Edmond Robinson Ughtred Shuttleworth Gentlemen Sir Thomas Standish Baronet Richard Bold John Atherton Thomas Legh Esquires Richard Clayton of Adlington Gentleman Thomas Dod of Ormskirk John Bradshaw Thomas Holtcroft Esquires The Mayor Aldermen and Bayliffs of Leverpoole for the time being Thomas Tyrer Silvester Ritchmond Joshua Fisher Richard Windle David Poole John Cleiveland Henry Parr Thomas Gillebrand Hamblett Woods Thomas Radcliffe Jeffrey Hart Gentlemen Orlando Bridgman Esquire William Godsalve Thomas Booker Gentlemen Robert Alexander George Corbishley Alexander Davye Gentlemen Hallows Esquire Robert Heysham Jeremiah Sowrey Thomas Bateman Esquires Richard Tatham Walter Frost William Remington Richard Eskige Esquires John Cole Ferdinando Latus Christopher Rowlinson John Tatham Esquires Thomas Barker John Robbinson James Bordridge Thomas Bibby James Penny William Jackson Lawrence Turner James Renny Thomas Sandys Thomas Chapman Oliver Shaw Richard Houghton John Tayler Culbert Sharples Gentlemen
For the Borough of Leicester
John Cracroft Esquire Mayor Henry Pate Weston Sir William Villiers Baronet John Warrener Esquire.
For the rest of the County of Leicester
The Honourable George Watson Esquire Henry Bigland Charles Duncomb Samuel Bracebridge William Phillips Esquires Henry Smith John Chamberlaine Henry Dyson Edward Reynolds Thomas Leving Richard Burges William Herrick Chamell Cane Gentlemen Sir Robert Hesilridge Baronet William Whaley junior Gentleman
For the County of Lincolne and City and County of the City of Lincolne
Lord Burleigh Son and Heire Apparent to the Earl of Exeter The Right Honourable Henry Lord Cavendish one of the Sons of the Duke of Devonshire The Honourable William Cecill Sir Thomas Willoughby Baronet Sir Rowland Winn Christopher Rowlston George Fitz Williams John Stanhope Charles Pelham Esquires Henry Lomax Richard Clipsain John Ely junior William Davison William Scupholme William Woolby Henry Neave of Skidbrooke Richard Jackson John Platt John Shelley John Hussey senior Edward Overton Cheates senior of Hagworthingham Robert Dymoke John Dymoke George White Robert Snoden George Snoden John Booth Richard Pye Gentlemen George Dashwood Richard Halford Esquires Edward Greathead Doctor Lodington William Dighton Richard Ketham Peregrine Wallett Senior West John Jesope Fleetwood Farrington John Michaell Norris Lenton William Wimberly Thomas Cooley Richard Smith Michael Boulton Anthony Boulton William Ayscoughe Anthony Tompson Grant of Bassingham William Fulbeck Matthew Kerke Josias Morley of Redborn Stephen Caster John Nevil Robert Poppelwell Robert Medley Thomas Raven Robert Browne Broxholme Browne John Eastland of Bransby Astrope of Brackleby James Dallby Robert Tymperon Burrell of Dowsby Gentlemen Noah Neal Samuel Neal Edward Browne of Greatford Thomas Burrell Goodall of Holywell Thomas Hatcher William Trollop William Hyde Esquires John Pinchbeck of Fishtoft Gentleman Langworth of Burnbroughton Charles Morton Esq[uire] Nicholas Tayler Joseph Edmonds Esquires Richard Whittingham James Preston Samuel Preston Thomas Keye Erasmus Darwyn Gentlemen
For the City of London with the Liberty of Saint Martins Le Grand
Sir John Mathews The Honourable James Bridges Esquire Master Abraham Jaggard Master Samuel Perry Master Henry Dey Master Charles Lee Master John Thompson Sir Richard Pigott Knight William Willis Esquire John Baggs Esquire Major Pershouse Master William Kent Master Walter Kent Master Charles Bream William Lewen Esquire Master William Rawlins Master George Newland Master William Snelling William Freeman Esquire Master Peter Parker Master Edward Fenwick Master Thomas Collins Master John Cooke Abraham Dolins Esquire Master Edward Hancock Gregory King Esquire Master Jeremy Gough Master Lemuel Leppinton Master William Melmoth Master Francis Lee Master Roger Posterne Sir Bartholomew Showers Master Henry Johnson Master William Robinson Master Peter Vandermersh Martin Rider Esquire Richard Alie Esquire Major Thomas Aunger Robert Bristow senior Robert Bristow junior Esquires Sir Thomas Devall Master John Thompson Major Peter Lekeux Sir James Smith John Fisher Robert Stamper Deputy Jonathan Lee Jeremy Gough William Lewin
For Lincolnes-Inn and the Inns of Chancery thereunto belonging Robert Dormer Anthony Upton Esquires
For Grays-Inn and the Inns of Chancery thereunto belonging
The Benchers for the time being Sir Thomas Franklin Baronett William Clarke one of His Majesties Councill learned in the Law Warwick Lake Christopher Musgrave William Peere Williams John Hastings Peter Froud John Baggs Cheeke Gerrard Thomas Stringer Esquires
For the City of Westminster and the Liberties thereof
Sir David Mitchel Knight Sir Bartholomew Shower Knight John Stanley James Clarke John Ellis Thomas Hopkins Adam Cardonnell Archibald Hutchinson John Povey Richard Atkins Henry Box Walter Wallinger Peter Frowd Thomas Bretton Thomas Mulsoe Edward Northey John Morris Thomas Morris Samuel Dod Robert Thompson Edward Harley Henry Penton Grimbald Pauncefort Ralph Warton Francis Smyth Henry Portman Robert Cecill Cavendish Weeden Thomas Offley Richard Adney Thomas Marriott Clerke of the Pleas in the Exchequer Robert Child Esquires Sir Charles Hedges Thomas Ekins Sir Cyrrill Wych Knight Francis Smith Gentleman Sir Edmond Wiseman Knight George Wandesford Nudigate Ouseley Esquires George Potts Robert Styles Jonathan Freeman Gentlemen
For the rest of the County of Middlesex
The Right Honourable Sir Thomas Littleton Baronett Speaker of the Honourable House of Commons and one of the Lords Commissioners of His Majesties Treasury The Right Honourable Henry Lord Walden Son and Heire Apparent of the Earle of Suffolke The Right Honourable Mountague Lord Norreys Son and Heire Apparent to the Earl of Abingdon The Right Honourable Henry Lord Colraine of the Kingdom of Ireland The Right Honourable William Lord Viscount Cheyne The Honourable James Bridges James Herbert Esquires The Honourable Peregrine Bertie Esquire Master Robert Brabourne Sir John Cropley Sir James Ash Sir Joseph Alston Sir William Humble Baronetts Sir Nicholas Butler Knight Sir Francis Leigh Sir John Clark Knight John Austen Esquire John Aylesby Esquire William Ansiter Richard Ansiter Gentlemen The Honourable Hugh Hare Edward Bullock Esquire Sir Thomas Millington John Baggs Thomas Blackmore senior Thomas Blackmore junior John Brewer Esquires Joseph Birket Daniel Browne of Hendon Robert Burdett Nicholas Burnett Abraham Browne Stowton Bird John Brent of London Thomas Bridges John Bridges Thomas Burgis Gentlemen Nathaniel Booth Thomas Browne Henry Box Esquires Sir John Bolles Baronet William Clerke Esquire one of His Majesties Councill learned in the Law John Cooke Francis Clarke of Hillingdon Esquires Andrew Card Nicholas Clarke Christopher Capper Gentlemen John Cooke Esquire of Turnham Greene Samuel Robinson Esquire Charles Duncombe Abraham Dobbins Esquire William Emerton Esquire George Dobson Gentleman Robert Fairbeard Esquire Major Peter Knight Henry Fendall Robert Frampton Peter Floyer Esquires Henry Fly of Stanwell Thomas Frampton Charles Feltham Thomas Field Edward Farmer Gentlemen Thomas Grice Esquire Thomas Goodwin Serjeant at Law Peter Gott Esquire Henry Greathead John Grouse Samuel Greenhill of Roxeth Thomas Graves Robert Green Clifford Glassop Gents Charles Hancock Francis Heath Ralph Hawtry junior John Huxley John Highlord Ralph How William Hux Gilbert Horseman William Hastings Leonard Hammond Nicholas Harding Charles Hancock John Hill of Whitton Esquires Captaine Ralph Harwood Robert Hinde Richard Hinde Thomas Harris Edward Hammond Gents Joseph Jory John James Esquires Edward Johnson George Jarvis of Islington William Kidgell Major James Johnson Gents William Lamb Edward Leigh Jonathan Late Esquires Daniel Luddington Jeremy Lewin John Longland John Hardesty Percivel Hobson Gents Thomas Mulsoe Robert Moore Esquires William Milman William Minshall Esquires George Nodes Esquire Hugh Noden Thomas Nicholls of Bushy John Nicoll of Pagestreet Esq[uire] John Nudigate Francis Nailor John Nicoll Gents Thomas Owen of Hatton-Garden Esquire Littleton Powell Esquire William Padley Gentleman Robert Raworth William Roberts Esquires James Richardson Captaine Henry Russell Richard Davison Gents John Painter Esquire Francis Swain of Stanwell Howard of Ashford Gentleman Edward Smith Philip Shales John Shuffeild Leonard Street Thomas Slater Bennett Swain Thomas Stringer Daniel Short Esquires Samuel Short Gentleman Sir Edmond Turner Knight John Trevor John Try Leonard Thompson Esquires Isaac Taylor Gentleman John Walton John Walker John Ward John Weddell Clare Windam Esquires James Walker Walter Wallinger Philip Whiteman John Ward Alexander Ward Gents Sir Streinsham Masters Knight Joseph Bagnall William Snelling Edward Anthony Gents Peter Cooke Arundell Westfeild John Looer of Queen-streete Thomas Rand Richard Powis Francis Smith Alexander Ward James Blake Gents John Anderson of Weale Gentleman Charles Mompesson Esquire William Benson John Chumley Richard Thompson Gents James Green of Newington-green Thomas Garway Esquire Captain Thomas Hardwick Thomas Lane of Bethnal-green Edward Northey William Prujean Esquires Robert Hastings Charles Bowles Esquires Joshua Ironmonger Gentleman James Pollard John Hill Gents George Richards George Bonnell of Hackney Reeve Gwyn Esquires Robert Fish Esquire Captaine John Wilkes Samuel Newbury Nicholas Clarke of Newington Jasper Hodsden of Edmonton Gentlemen Samuel Ball of Hackney John Hooke Robert Thompson Calib Owen Esquires John Gale Thomas Barnes John Ridowse William Bingley Gents Edward Lloyd Esquire William Rewse Gentleman Henry Devenish Gentleman Rowland Reynolds Gentleman Edward Nicoll of the Hale Gentleman Doctor Richard Darnelly Newdigate Ously William Hall George Underwood Edward Northey Thomas Lee Esquires Doctor Walter Harris Doctor Joseph Browne Humphrey Bradshaw John Mitford Samuel Weely John Hall Gentlemen Jasper Harmer Gentleman Bennett Swain John Mitford Richard March Thomas Grainger Daniel Thomas John Pack Esquires John Hall of Kensington Daniel Parker Robert Streeter James Harris John Henly John West of Wappin Samuel Benson John Harris Gentlemen
For the County of Monmouth
Sir Thomas Powell Baronett Bray John Walter of Persfeild Hopton Williams William Lewis of Llandewy Charles Button John Gwinn Tracy Catchmay Ambrose Scudamore Esquires The Port-Reeve of Uske for the time being Captaine Thomas Williams John Morgan of Usk Thomas Evans of Llangattock Christopher Perkins Henry Probert of Monmouth Cradock Jones William Milborn Thomas Williams of Wisham William Hopkins Samuel Pye William Morgan of Tredonock George Harris of New Church John Morgan of Llanternum Dent Thomas Parry of Grosmont William Philips of Grosmont Davie Lewis of Monmouth Gentlemen John Franklyn of Llangibby Clerk Nicholas Parker William Jenkins James Seys James Hollister John Smith Herbert Springett Gentlemen
For the City and County of the City of Norwich Waller Bacon Roger Crow Esquires
For the Borough of Great Yarmouth John Nicholson Esquire Henry Borret Alderman
For the Borough of Kings Lyn Sir Charles Turner Knight
For the rest of the whole County of Norfolke
Sir Horace Pettus Baronett Henry Oxburgh John Harboard John Knyvet Joseph Weld Algernoone Potts John Harris Charles Wright of Kilverstone Robert Browne Daniel Proctor William Spelman Thomas Pierson Robert Gooch Thornagh Gurdon Heron of Ketteringham Thomas Edwards John Berney of Weasenham John Berney of Westwick George Dashwood Philip Bell Charles Bedingfeild Philip Bedingfeild of Brunsthorpe John Fincham John Howes Clere Garnis Hare of Docking Charles Nowes Edward Bulwer of Wood Dalling Thomas Clarke of Marlingford Thomas Hogan Esquires Edmond Mott Doctor of Phisick Clement Gooch Thomas Scottow Charles Brittiff of Stodey Robert Fisk Edmond Anguish Burnham Raymond Samuel Birkin of Burlingham Augustine Holl William Salter John Cooper Edward Lombe of Weston John Clarke junior John Castle of Ormsly John Blenner Hasset of Caster Edward Cooper William Turner of Ingham Christopher Harris Thomas Sayer Gentlemen
For the Towne of Northampton
Thomas Caldicott Ralph Lawton Esquires Doctor Thomas Gray Thomas Sheppard William Gooday Gentlemen William Wilson Gentleman
For the rest of the County of Northampton
The Right Honourable Lionel Earl of Dysert of the Kingdom of Scotland John Hastings William Ives George Ashby Downall Dove Esquires Valentine Lane Gentlemen Edward Leigh Doctor of Phisick James Lowry Robert Newcome John Rowell William Ash Edmond Bush Thomas Ekins of Chester John Freeman George Leafield John Sparks Henry Weekely William Leigh Samuel Theed Lewis Rye Richard Fairbrother Thomas Townsend Gentleman
For the Towne of Berwick upon Tweed Robert Rodham Edward Crisp Celias Forside senior
For the County of Northumberland
Charles Howard Matthew Whitfill of Whitfill Hall William Fenwick of Bywell Esquires Joseph Fenwick Thomas Carr Gentlemen William Jennison of Benwell Esquire Thomas Wallis Gentleman of Ash-home Hew Rickeston of Kirkhough William Alder of Kirknewton Robert Graham of Eaurim Richard Ord of Hexham Gentlemen
For the County of Nottingham
Sir Willoughby Hickman Baronett Borlace Warren Gilbert Charleton Edward Paine Christopher Berrisford William Levins Richard Butler Charles Newby John Rayner Richard Floyd Philip Lacock Robert Harding Lee of Norwell George Carthwright of Beestrop Mundy Musters Thomas Bristow John Bee Doctor of Phisick Thomas White Esquires John Simpson Richard Weightman John Strey John Newton Jeremiah Halfhide Leonard Sampson John Wildbore Robert Atkinson Herbert Leak William Welby John Wylde John Barber John Greaves Thomas Lane Jonathan Acklom William Ward Gentlemen
For the University of Oxon
Doctor Painter Rector of Exeter Colledge and Vice Chancellor Doctor Meare Principall of Brazen-Nose Colledge Sir Christopher Musgrave Sir William Glynne Baronetts
For the City of Oxford
John Knibb Esquire Mayor John House and Robert White Gentlemen Bayliffs Thomas Hunsden Gentleman
For the rest of the County of Oxford
Thomas Bouchier Doctor in Law John Scrope William Batson William Goodenough Henry Bishop William Whitlock James Jennings Esquires James Libb Adam Newman John Carter Thomas Martin of Wilcot Richard Leaver Richard Hacker of Kingham William Taylor of Witscott Richard Coxiter Richard Libb junior John Chich of Kingston James Jennings Edward Whistler Gentlemen John Thornycroft William Newell Esquire Shreeve Paynton Gentleman
For the County of Rutland Edmond Harrison Esquire
For the Towne of Ludlow
John Salwey Esquire Richard Cam Alderman Master Samuel Bowdler Master Robert Kerry Master John Smallman
For the rest of the County of Salop
Sir John Winn Baronett Gervase Pierrepoint Thomas Hunt Thomas Hill of Soulton Esquires James Kettleby Jonathan Scott James Betton Esquires Thomas Spenlove Methusalem Jones William Child Lancelott Shadwell Gentlemen Thomas Clive Esquire Robert Moore William Clemson George Sandford Bazill Wood Gentlemen
For the City of Bath
Alexander Popham Esquire The Mayor Recorder Justices and Aldermen for the time being
For the City of Wells
Hugh Pysing John Drake Joseph Nurton Richard Combs Gentlemen Richard Elsworth Esquire Richard Southerton William Blacke of Nynehead Gentlemen
For the Borough of Bridgewater
George Balch Esquire Mayor of the said Borough
For the rest of the County of Somersett
William Coward Serjeant at Law Thomas Dyke Thomas Chaffyn James Aston Esquires Captaine Goughton of Lawrence Lydyard William Westly William Bridges Edward Webb Richard Eldsworth Anthony Henly Thomas Musgrave Robert Lucas Anthony Elesdon Esquires John Torner Abraham Gapper Gentlemen John Salmon junior of Wriggleton Robert Smith of Littleton Man Esquires Christopher Cooke Gentleman Richard Nutcombe Esquire John Southill Gentlemen Henry Westcombe of Hillfarrance Robert Nettles Esquires
For the Towne and County of the Towne of Southampton
Elyas De Grusia William Crop Robert Culliford Roger Clutterbuck Daniel Pickard Jonathan Ingles
For the County of Southampton with the Isle of Wight
William Salmon Esquire High Sheriffe of the County Thomas Brocas Edmond Lambert William Hurst Thomas Lewis William Forbes James Dewy Christopher Stokes Thomas Chafin Esquires Doctor Thomas Sayer Doctor Robert Eyres Doctor George Fulham Doctor Henry Eades John Butler of Alton Gentleman Thomas Burbank John Good Thomas Westcombe Gentlemen Isaac Cooper James Grove Joseph Shipton Robert Pink William Parker Richard Cowslad of Woodley John Purdue Matthew Imber William Smith Gentlemen
For the City and County of the City of Litchfeild
Sir John Floyer Knight William Bailye George Marshall Richard Hinkley Gentlemen
For the County of Stafford
Walter Lander Esquire High Sheriffe of the County Sir John Floyer Thomas Orme Esquire Wa[l (fn. 3) ]ter Noble Gentleman Henry Every John Whitwick Esquires John Scott Gentleman William Bagott Samuel Adderley Charles Gresley William Bowyer Esquires Arden Christopher Rhodes Gentlemen Gervas Pierrepont Richard Whitworth Matthew Floyer Thomas Whitbey junior Ralph Sneyd junior Esquires Thomas Bulkley Thomas Vernon William Bourne Gentlemen Moseley of Rolson Thomas Manley Ralph Adderley Samuel Pole William Oldfield Edward Waldo Thomas Nabbs Esquires Isaac Villers John Orme Robert Smith Gentlemen Thomas Kinnersley Ducy Morton Thomas Pudsey Esquires John Wightwich Gentleman John Brandrick Collyor of Yarlet Esquires William Webb John Norris Edward Hawkes Ralph Landor Thomas Vernon James Baly Whiston Baly John Craddock Gentlemen Peter Warburton junior Esquire
For the Borough of Saint Edmonds Bury Richard Prime Jacob Johnson junior Peter Ling
For the Borough of Eye. Spencer Compton Esquire John Houchin Gentleman
For the Borough of Sudbury
Sir John Cordell Baronett Samuel Keckwich John Gurdon Samuel Warner Esquires Thomas Carter John Hall Daniel Gibbon Ralph Cole Daniel Hasell John Golding Gentlemen
For the rest of the County of Suffolk
The Right Honourable Lionel Earl of Dysert of the Kingdom of Scotland Sir Thomas Robinson Baronett Sir Charles Hedges Sir Joseph Brand Knight George Vernon Charles Crofts Read Edward Coke Robert Fiske Thomas Bacon Samuel Warner Robert Davy Canham of Milden junior Esquires Robert Warner Henry Dawson Ambrose Kerington Thomas Read John Rigby Hobert Asheley Alexander Bense John Fermley Thomas Knights of Woodbridge Robert Smyth of the Lee Doctor William Coward William Hawis Richard Ferrier Thomas Bendish junior Samuel Thurston William Neave Gentlemen Philip Skipon William Styles Samuel Gibbs Esquires Cobbs Rushbroke Richard Harris John Sayer Gentlemen Thomas Lee Charles Beddingfeild Clear Garness Esquires Henry Aplethwite of Hinningham Captain William Veasy Gentlemen Benjamin Thompson Samuel Lawrence John Browne of Stoven Gentlemen
For the County of Surrey
The Right Honourable Lyonell Earl of Dysert of the Kingdom of Scotland The Right Honourable Henry Lord Viscount Hide Son and Heir Apparent of the Earl of Rochester Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe Sir Richard Farrington Sir Thomas Cooke Knights Morgan Randyll Philip Frowde Arthur Turner Edward Turner John Wright Richard Letton Esquires Edward Budgen Esquire High Sheriffe of the County of Surrey Doctor Sayer Archdeacon of Surrey Doctor Duncombe Doctor Hampton Doctor Cheynell Doctor Fulham Nicholas Harding Thomas Chute Robert Freeman John Fulham Philip Bodenham Edward Carleton Robert Wroth Josia Carleton John Killingworth Esquires Richard Edmonson John Searle Alexander Lee James Gilham William Cumber Nicholas Cutler Gentlemen Popham Conway Nicholas Harding junior Thomas Juxon William Desboverie Esquires John Titcombe John Tichburn of Battersea Henry Davy of Clapham Samuel Warburton Henry Bartelott junior George Allen John Sledd David Prole Gentlemen Daniel Thomas John Titcombe Timothy Ladcliffe Thomas Smith Thomas Harris Gentlemen Nathaniel Haulton Esquire Henry Bishop Richard Blisse Thomas Bishop Thomas Lambert Gentlemen Captain Thomas Browne Edward Lane Gentlemen
For the ancient Towne of Rye
Sir Robert Austen Baronett Joseph Offley Esquire Edward Wymshurst John Young Gentlemen
For the Towne of Winchelsea John Hayes Robert Bristow Esquires
For the rest of the whole County of Sussex
The Honourable William Ashburnham Esquire Son and Heire Apparent to the Right Honourable the Lord Ashburnham Sir Robert Austin Baronett Sir William Ashburnham Baronett Sir Richard May Knight Joseph Offley Esquire Thomas Carr Esquire John Tayler of Chichester Edward Page senior Edward Page junior Lawrence Alcock Gentlemen Yalden of Black Downe Gentleman Philip Henshaw George Mills of Rasper John Stone of Nunnery Edward Mannings Daniel Gettins Nathaniel Threadcroft Thomas Ellis William Whitebeard John Ward Francis Mose Richard White of Stenning William Peachy of Petworth Cecill Bishop Henry Bickley John Laker of Green Gentlemen The Mayor and Aldermen of Chichester Doctor Henry Edes Doctor George May Fleetwood Farrington Stanley of Cackham Esquires Walter Elphick Jacob Williams John Eleger Gentlemen Francis Goater William Goble James Butler Weeks of Torton Henry Peckham of East Marden Richard Cooper of Gentills Thomas Bettsworth of Phining Henry Alderton Richard Coldham William Jewer of Midhurst Edmond Ward of Midhurst The Bayliff of Midhurst for the time being Thomas Barnard Owen Nash Edward Staker Nicholas Heberden of Lavant Robert Bristow junior John Dike of Fant Charles Goodwyn of Rowvant Esquires John Ellis Gentleman Thomas Scarlett of East Bourne Philip Cheal of Henfield Thomas Lintott of Wallhurst William Pellett of Lewis Esquire Nicholas Gilbert Henry Collins Esquires William Benge of Wadhurst Esquire John Busbridge junior Gentleman Oliver Whitby Esquire Joseph Studley of Linfeild Gentleman Miles Edgar of Tysehurst Gentleman Sir Thomas Millington Knight Joseph Walwin Thomas Nevill Gentlemen Edward Pain Thomas James Thomas Turner Gentlemen
For the County of Warwick
The Right Honourable Henry Lord Foliott of the Kingdom of Ireland Sir Richard Temple Sir Thomas Willoughby Sir Thomas Rouse Sir Richard Newdigate Sir Fuller Skipwith Baronetts Orlando Bridgman Hugh Parker Lisle Hackett Thomas Keyt Thomas Vyner Samuel Bracebridge Tobiah Harvey Anthony Trotman Hugh Clopton Esquires Edward Brandwood George Birch John Addis Samuel Smallbrooke Booth Allestry Thomas Tirer junior Robert Boyse Thomas Stanton Charles Ward Michael Askell John Grimshaw Humphrey Whadcock Gentlemen
For the County of Worcester
Sir Anthony Craven Baronett Sir Edward Dyneley Knight Henry Gorges Hugh Parker Thomas Saberry of Tenbury Samuel Swift Thomas Carwardin of Wick William Vernon senior William Vernon junior Esquires Charles Swift John Feild of Kings Norton Edward Bolstrode Gentlemen Thomas Bell Esquire Charles Watts Gentleman Arthur Charlek Esquire Timothy Partington Francis Martin Gentlemen John Fleetwood Archdeacon of the Diocess of Worcester Benjamin Jefferies Nicholas Barnaby Esquire Richard Nanfan Gentleman Sir John Packington Baronett William Walsh Esquire
For the County of Wilts
The Honourable William Ashburnham Bennett Swaine Edmund Lambert Edward Poor of Alton Charles Duncombe John Blandy John Hippesly Thomas Penruddock junior Richard Musgrave Thomas Smith of Melkesham Thomas Stubbs John Danvers of Monkes Edmund Windham Walter Hungerford Esquires Robert Hawkins James Power Richard Spencer John Scot of Chipnam William Wastfield senior of Pickwith John Scot of the Ivy Ambrose Hudrey Richard Kington senior Thomas Smith of Corsham Giles Earl Thomas Rooke John Waters John Harding Edward Middlecott William Slade Thomas Brind Richard Read Robert Burleton of East Knowle Thomas Hunt of Enford Gentlemen Charles Tucker junior Richard Baskerville Richard Goddard of Swindon Esquires Thomas Sadler Edward Peirce of the Devizes Gentlemen Josiah Sheppard of Calne Richard Grinfield Servington Savery Thomas Fettiplace Richard Smith junior William Shore Gentleman Yerbury of Conack.
For the County of Westmerland Thomas Pattyson Robert Kilner Richard Saul Gentlemen
For the County of Anglesey Sir Arthur Owen Baronett Thomas Vaughan Francis Edwards Ambrose Lewis Henry Williams Gentlemen
For the County of Brecon
The Honourable William Ashburnham Esquire Son and Heire Apparent to the Right Honourable the Lord Ashburnham John Herbert Rector of Llambider
For the County of Cardigan
William Jenkins of Blany Pant David Lloyd of Crynvryne Walter Lloyd of Vailalt Walter Lloyd of Olemarch Esquires Erasmus Lewis Clerke Thomas Lloyd of Brinelle William Hughs of Tuglin Hugh Lewis of Llangranogg Clerk Thomas Richards of Cardigan Clerk Hector Morgan Gentleman Rogers of Ystrad Clerk
For the County-Borough of Carmarthen Sir Arthur Owen Baronett
For the County of Carmarthen
The Honourable William Ashburnham Esquire Son and Heire Apparent of the Right Honourable John Lord Ashburnham Sir John Philipps Sir Arthur Owen Baronetts Sir Charles Lloyd Knight John Williams of Dolegum Gentleman
For the County of Carnarvon
Sir Arthur Owen Baronett Doctor Robert Wynne Simon Folkes Thomas Wynne Rowland Wynne of Glanyrafon Esquire Ellis Anwill Clerk Timothy Edwards Robert Lloyd of Gwnys Robert Lloyd of Treborth Thomas Roberts of Yarchwell Thomas Ellis Gentlemen Owen Lloyd Clerk
For the County of Denbeigh
Sir Evan Lloyd Sir Thomas Powell Baronetts Edward Baggott Maurice Jones Francis Clark Thomas Cotton Thomas Holland Esquires Edward Wynn of Llanufudd William Vauchan of Bronhilog John Lloyd of Plase ennion William Wynn of Llanwihangell John Salusbury of Wickwer Jasper Perk Edward Jones of Gourten Samuel Lloyd of Place Maddock Robert Matthews Thomas Salusbury William Edwards William Lloyd of Place Bennion Evan Wynn Thomas Griffith Gentlemen John Dolben Williams of Pont y Gwyddlell Thomas Parry of Llanbeddee Peter Moyle Esquires Owen Lloyd of Ddytan John Jones of Glanygorse Hugh Lloyd of Brynnioy William Anwill of Cappell Garmon Gentlemen
For the County of Flint Peter Moyle Gentleman
For the County of Merioneth
Master Owen Eyton Gentleman David Lloyd of Hendwr John Wynn John Nanny junior Robert Price of Ysgarweddan Esquires John Lloyd of Kefnvais John Evans of Taly pont Griffith Roberts of Rhiwgoch John Vaughan of Penmaen David Lloyd of Doleygulunen Griffith Lloyd of Gwerneignien Oliver Thomas Maurice Owen of Tygwyn Edward Lewis of Talgarth Robert Owen of Dole y serah Rhees Hughes of Pant Perddog Henry Parry of Llanderwell Edward Wynn of Llangower Athelustan Savage Clerk Humphrey Hughs of Penbrin Gentleman
For the County of Montgomery
Vaughan Price Esquire Peter Griffiths Rees Jones of Gweslyd John Price Gentleman
For the County of Pembroke
Sir Arthur Owen Baronett Wyrriott Owen Sackvile Crow Lewis Wogan of Boulston John Meyrick Esquire Francis Meyrick Richard Evans William Holcome George Lucy Gentlemen
For the County of Radnor
Charles Lewis Edward Fowler Thomas Holland Herbert Rickards John Rickards Samuel Selby Walter Whitney Vaughan Powell Nathaniel Powel Hugh Gough John Davies Gentlemen
For the Towne and County of Haverford-West
Sir Arthur Owen Baronett Richard Sparkes Gentleman Griffith Hawkewell Esquire
VI. Commissioners to meet on or before the 3d of May 1699; and to write down the Proportions to be charged upon every Division.
4 W. & M. c.1; may subdivide, so as Two or more be appointed for each Division.
And be it further enacted and declared That the severall Commissioners aforesaid shall meete together at the most usuall and common Place of Meeting within each of the said Counties Ridings Cities Boroughs Townes and Places respectively for which they are hereby appointed Commissioners on or before the Third Day of May One thousand six hundred ninety and nine and shall meet afterwards in like manner as often as it shall be necessary for the putting [of (fn. 4) ] this Act in Execucion And the said Commissioners or soe many of them as shall be present at such Generall Meeting or Meetings or the major Part of them are hereby authorized and required to put this present Act in Execution and shall ascertaine and sett downe in Writing the severall Proportions which ought to be charged upon every Hundred Lath Wapentake Rape Ward or other Division respectively for and towards the raiseing and makeing up of the whole Summ by this Act charged upon the whole County City or other Place for which they are hereby named Commissioners having regard in proportioning the same to sett downe and ascertaine Three fourth Parts of the entire Summs which were assessed on the same Hundreds or Divisions respectively by vertue of the Act of Parliament made and passed in the Fourth Yeare of the Reigne of His Majesty and of our late gracious Sovereigne Queen Mary of blessed Memory intituled An Act for granting to Their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound for One Yeare for carrying on a vigorous War against France and shall alsoe if they see cause subdivide and distribute themselves and the other Commissioners not then present into lesser Numbers soe as Two or more of the said Commissioners may be appointed for the Service of each Hundred Lath Wapentake Rape Ward or other Division and as may best conduce to the carrying on of His Majesties Service hereby required Neverthelesse not thereby to restraine the said Commissioners or any of them from acting as Commissioners in any other Part of the County or Place for which they are nominated
VII. Commissioners, at their Meeting, to set down in Writing what Number of Commissioners shall act in each Division, &c.
Commissioners, in their Divisions, to cause Proportions to be equally assessed; and appoint Assessors; and direct Precepts to Inhabitants, &c. requiring them to appear and charge them with Execution of Act.; Such Persons absenting, Penalty; Or refusing to serve, Penalty; Commissioners to appoint Assessors; and a Day for bringing in their Assessments; The Assessors to assess the full Sum, and bring a Certificate of Assessment; and return Persons to be Collectors; for whose Payment to Receiver General, &c. Parish to be answerable; Every Assessor, before he acts, to take the Oaths of 1 W. & M. Sees. 1. c.8.; Assessors to deliver Copy of Assessments to Commissioners; who are to sign and seal Two Duplicates, One to be delivered to Collectors,; A Schedule to be transmitted to the King's Remembrancer's Office; to be certified into Exchequer before 7th of July 1699, or within 20 Days after; Penalty £10.
And for the more effectuall Performance thereof Be it enacted and declared That the Commissioners at such Generall Meeting or the major Part of them shall alsoe agree and sett downe in Writing who and what Number of the said Commissioners shall act in each of the said Divisions or Hundreds and shall deliver true Copies of such Writings to the Receiver Generall to be appointed by His Majesty to the end there may be no failure in any Part of the due Execution of the Service by this Act required and the Commissioners within the severall Hundreds Laths Wapentakes Rapes Wards or other Divisions or any Two or more of them are hereby authorized and required to cause the severall Proportions charged on the respective Hundreds Laths Wapentakes Rapes Wards or other Divisions for or towards the Aid hereby granted to be equally assessed and taxed within every such Hundred Lath Wapentake Rape Ward or other Division and within every Parish and Place therein according to the best of their Judgments and Discretion and for that End and Purpose to direct their severall or joynt Precept or Precepts to such Inhabitants High Constables Petty Constables Bayliffs or other Officers or Ministers and such Number of them as they in their Discretions shall think most convenient to be Presentors and Assessors requiring them to appeare before the said Commissioners at such Place and Time not exceeding Tenn Daies as they shall appoint and at such their Appearances the said Commissioners or such of them that shall be then present shall openly declare the Effect of their Charge to them and how and in what manner they should and ought to make their Assessments and how they ought to proceed in the Execution of this Act according to the true Meaning of the same and if any such Constable Petty Constable Bayliffe Officer Minister or other Inhabitants to whom any Precept shall be directed shall absent themselves without lawfull Excuse to be made out by the Oaths of Two credible Witnesses which Oaths the said. Commissioners or any Two of them are hereby impowered to administer or if any Person appearing shall refuse to serve then every such Person so makeing Default or refuseing to serve shall for every such Default or Refusall forfeite and loose to His Majesty such Summs as the Commissioners or so many as shall be present or the major part of them being present shall think fitt not exceeding the Summ of Five Pounds And after such Charge given as aforesaid the said Commissioners shall take care that Warrants be issued forth and directed to Two at least of the most able and sufficient Inhabitants of each Parish Towneship or Place within the respective Divisions thereby appointing and requireing them to be Assessors of all and every the Rates and Summs of Money by this Act imposed And shall therein alsoe appoint and prefix a certaine Day and Place for the said Assessors to appeare before them and to bring in their Assessments in Writing which said Assessors are hereby strictly injoyned and required with all Care and Diligence to assesse the full Summ given them in Charge respectively upon all Ready Money Debts Personall Estates Offices Imployments Annuities and Pensions according to this Act and by an equall Pound Rate upon all Mannors Lands Tenements Rents Hereditaments and other the Premisses within the Limmitts Circuits and Bounds of the respective Parishes and Places for which they shall be soe appointed Assessors as aforesaid And shall bring with them at the Time and Place soe as aforesaid prefixed for their Appearance a Certificate in Writing of the said Assessment and shall then alsoe returne the Name of Two or more able and sufficient Persons liveing within the Limmitts and Bounds of those Parishes Towneshipps Constablewicks or Places where they shall be chargeable respectively to be Collectors of the Moneys to be paid to His Majesty by this Act for whose paying in to the Receiver Generall or his Deputy in manner hereafter mentioned such Moneys as they shall be charged withall the Parish or Place wherein they are soe employed shall be answerable And every Assessor appointed or to be appointed by virtue of this Act shall before he take upon him the Execution of the said Imployment take the Oaths mentioned and required to be taken by an Act made in the Parliament held in the First Yeare of the Reigne of King William and Queen Mary intituled An Act for the abrogating the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance and appointing other Oaths which Oaths any Two or more of the said Commissioners in the County City or Place where the said Assessment is to be made have hereby Power and are required to administer And for the compleating of the whole Summ charged as aforesaid and to the end the aforesaid Summs charged upon the severall and respective Counties Ridings Cities Boroughs Townes and Places may be duely collected and true Accounts thereof made the said Assessors are hereby required to deliver one Copy of their respective Assessments fairly written and subscribed by them unto the said Commissioners within the time to be prefixed as aforesaid And the said Commissioners or any Two or more of them are hereby ordered and required to signe and seale Two Duplicates of the said Assessments And the one of them to deliver or cause to be delivered to Two or more honest and responsible Persons to be Collector or Collectors which the said Commissioners are hereby authorized to nominate and appoint for each Parish or Place with Warrant to the said Collector or Collectors to collect the same Assessment payable as aforesaid soe as the said severall Summs may be paid into the said Receivers Generall at the respective times hereby limitted And the said Commissioners are hereby required to deliver or cause to be delivered a Schedule or Duplicate in Parchment under their Hands and Seales fairly written containing the whole Summ assessed upon each Parish or Place unto the Receiver Generall of each County Riding City Borough Towne or Place respectively or his Deputy And shall transmitt or cause to be transmitted a like Schedule or Duplicate into the Kings Remembrancers Office of the Exchequer And this the said Commissioners shall cause to be done upon or before the Seaventh Day of July One thousand six hundred ninety nine or within Twenty Daies after all Appeales to them made being first determined for which Duplicates the Remembrancer or his Deputy shall give to the Person that brings the same a Receipt in Writing gratis under the Penalty of Ten Pounds to be recovered to the Kings Use as other Penalties are by this Act recoverable
VIII. Collectors to demand Rates of Parties, or at last Place of Abode; and to pay to the Receiver General, at such Time and Place as the Commissioners shall appoint.
And be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the said Persons soe appointed to be Collectors as aforesaid shall levy and collect all and every the Rates or Taxes so assessed and charged according to the Intent and Direction of this Act which said Collectors are hereby required to demand all and every the Sum and Sums of Money which shall be so taxed and assessed of the Parties themselves as the same shall become due if they can be found or else at the Place of their last Abode or upon the Premisses charged with the Assessment And the said severall Collectors shall collect and levy the said Moneys so charged for His Majesties use And are hereby required and enjoyned to pay unto the respective Receivers Generall or their Deputies all and every the said Rates and Assessments by them respectively collected or received at such Time or Times Place or Places as the Commissioners or any Two or more of them shall appoint and soe as the whole Sum due for each Quarterly Payment shall be paid or answered by the Collectors to the Receivers Generall or their Deputies respectively upon the Daies and at the Times by this Act appointed for the Payment thereof
IX. Receiver General to give Notice of his Deputies to Commissioners; and of Death or Removal of any Deputy; Receiver General's Receipt a Discharge to Collectors.; Collectors travelling.
And be it further enacted and declared by the Authority aforesaid That the Money received by the said Collectors within the respective Divisions or Hundreds as aforesaid shall from time to time be duely paid to the Receiver Generall or his Deputy or Deputies to be appointed under his Hand and Seale whereof Notice under the Hand and Seale of the Receiver Generall shall be given to the Commissioners or any Two or more of them within the respective Divisions or Hundreds within Ten Daies after the [first (fn. 5) ] Generall Meeting and soe from time to time within Ten Daies after every Death or Removall of any Deputy (if any such shall happen) And the Receipt of such Receiver Generall his Deputy or Deputies or any of them (which Receipt or Acquittance shall be given gratis to the Collectors for all Moneys by them paid) shall be a sufficient Discharge to every such Collector And the particular Collectors are hereby required to pay in all and every the Sums so received by them unto the said Receivers Generall or their Deputy or Deputies For payment whereof the said Collectors shall not be obliged to travell above Ten Miles from the Place or Places of their Habitations
X. Time for First Quarterly Payment.
Time for Second Quarterly Payment; for Third Quarterly Payment; for Fourth Quarterly Payment.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the Sum of Three hundred seaventy thousand nine hundred ninety Pounds and Four Pence for the First Quarterly Payment shall be collected levied and paid unto the Receivers Generall of the said severall Counties Cities or other Places who shall be appointed by His Majesty on or before the Fifteenth day of May One thousand six hundred ninety nine And the Sum of Three hundred seaventy thousand nine hundred ninety Pounds and Four Pence for the Second Payment of the said Quarterly Payments on or before the Fifteenth day of August One thousand six hundred ninety and nine And the Sum of Three hundred seaventy thousand nine hundred ninety Pounds and Four Pence for the Third of the said Four Quarterly Payments on or before the Fifteenth day of November One thousand six hundred ninety and nine And the Sum of Three hundred seaventy thousand nine hundred ninety Pounds and Four Pence for the Fourth and Last of the said [Four (fn. 6) ] Quarterly Payments on or before the Fifteenth day of February. One thousand six hundred ninety and nine.
XI. Receipt of Receiver General Discharge to Hundred, &c.
Receivers General, within 20 Days after their Receipt, to pay into the Exchequer; Allowance to Receivers General.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That every Receiver Generall from time to time within the space of One Month next after he shall have received the full Sum that shall be charged on any Hundred or Division for each particular Payment that is to be made to such Receiver Generall by virtue of this Act shall give to the Commissioners that shall act in such Hundred or Division a Receipt under his Hand and Seale acknowledging his Receipt of the full Sum charged upon such Hundred or Division for such particular Payment which Receipt shall be a full Discharge for each Hundred or Division for such particular Payment against His Majesty His Heires and Successors which said Receivers Generall are hereby required forthwith that is to say within Twenty Daies after the Receipt of the same as aforesaid to transmitt or cause to be paid the Moneys by them received into the Receipt of His Majesties Exchequer And the Lords Commissioners of His Majesties Treasury are hereby authorized to allow the said Receiver Generall of each County Riding City and Towne respectively a Salary for his Paines not exceeding Two Pence in the Pound for soe much as he shall pay into the Exchequer upon the clearing of his Account
XII. Collectors to have Three Pence in the Pound.
Commissioners' Clerks to have Three Half-pence in the Pound for writing the Assessments, &c.
And be it further enacted and declared by the Authority aforesaid That the Collectors of the Rates and Assessments hereby granted for gathering the particular Sums charged upon the Parish or Place for which they shall be appointed Collectors by virtue of this Act shall upon Collection of the whole Sum appointed to be collected by them and Payment thereof as is hereby before appointed have and receive for their Paines in collecting and paying the Moneys Three Pence in the Pound which the said Collectors are impowered to detaine out of the last Payment of the Money of their severall and respective Four Quarterly Payments And the said Receiver Generall upon the Receipt of the whole Assessments of the County Riding City or Towne for which he is appointed Receiver Generall in case he hath received the severall Duplicates of each Parish or Place therein and that Duplicates shall be returned to the Office of His Majesties Remembrancer of the Exchequer as aforesaid and not otherwise shall allow and pay according to such Warrant as shall be in that behalfe given by the said Commissioners or any two or more of them Three Halfe-pence in the Pound for the Commissioners Clerks for their Paines in Fair Writing the Assessments Duplicates and Copyes herein before directed
XIII. Persons neglecting, &c. to pay Rate,
Collectors to distrain; and to keep the Distress Four Days at the Owner's Charge; then to appraise and sell, and return Overplus; May break open Houses, Chests, &c. in the Day-time; Calling to Assistance Constables, ccc; Questions upon Distress determined by Commissioners; Persons assessed, not paying in Four Days, and where no sufficient Distress, Party (Exception) imprisoned in the Common Gaol, without Bail; Tenants of Houses and Lands may pay the Rate, and deduct out of Rent; Landlords to allow such Deduction.
And be it further enacted and declared That if any Person shall refuse or neglect to pay any Sum of Money whereat he shall be rated and assessed by this Act upon Demand by the said Collector of that Place according to the Precept or Estreates to him or them delivered by the said Commissioners that then and in every such Case it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said Collectors or any of them and they are hereby authorized and required to levy the Sum assessed by Distresse and Sale of the Goods and Chattells of such Person soe refuseing or neglecting to pay or to distraine upon the Messuages Lands Tenements and Premisses soe charged with any such Sum or Sums of Money and the Goods and Chattells then and their found and the Distresse soe taken to keepe by the space of Four Daies at the Costs and Charges of the Owners thereof And if the said Owners doe not pay the Sum or Sums of Money soe rated or assessed within the space of the said Four Daies then the said Distresse to be appraised by Two or more of the Inhabitants where the same shall be taken or other sufficient Persons and to be sold by the Collectors for the Payment of the said Money and the Overplus comeing by such Sale (if any be) over and above the Tax and Charges of taking and keeping of the Distresse to be immediately returned to the Owners thereof And moreover it shall be lawfull to breake open in the Day time any House and upon Warrant under the Hands and Seales of any Two or more of the said Commissioners any Chest Trunk Box or other things where any such Goods are and to call to their Assistance the Constable Tithingmen and Headboroughs within the Counties Ridings Cities Townes and Places where any Refusall Neglect or Resistance shall be made which said Officers are hereby required to be aiding and assisting in the Premisses as they will answer the contrary at their Perills And if any Question or Difference happen upon taking such Distresse the same shall be ended and determined by the said Commissioners or any two or more of them And if any Person or Persons shall neglect or refuse to pay his or their Assessment by the space of Four Daies after Demand as aforesaid or convay away his or their Goods or other Personall Estate whereby the Sums of Money so assessed cannot be levied according to this Act in every such Case any two or more of the Commissioners to be appointed as aforesaid for any City County or Place are hereby authorized by Warrants under their Hands and Seales to committ such Person or Persons (except a Peer or Peeress of this Realme) to the Common Goal there to be kept without Baile or Mainprize untill Payment be made of the Money assessed and the Charges for the bringing in of the same be paid and no longer And the severall respective Tenant or Tenants of all Houses Lands Tenements and Hereditaments which shall be rated by virtue of this Act are hereby required and authorized to pay such Sum and Sums of Money as shall be rated upon such Houses Lands Tenements or Hereditaments and to deduct out of the Rent so much of the said Rates as in respect of the said Rents of any such Houses Lands Tenements and Hereditaments the Landlord should or ought to pay and bear And the said Landlords both mediate and immediate according to their respective Interests are hereby required to allow such Deductions and Payments upon Receipt of the residue of their Rents
XIV. Tenant paying acquitted to Amount of Payment.
Commissioners may settle Difference between Landlord and Tenant as to Rate; Over-rate may be complained against within Six Days after Demand; Appeals final; If Proportions on County, &c. be not duly answered, &c. Commissioners to cause new Assessments to be made.
And it is enacted and declared That every Tenant paying the said Assessments shall be acquitted and discharged for so much Money as the said Assessments shall amount unto as if the same had been actually paid unto such Person or Persons unto whom his Rents should have been due and payable And if any differences shall arise betweene Landlord and Tenant or any other concerning the said Rates the said severall Commissioners or any Two or more of them in their severall Divisions shall and have hereby Power to settle the same as they shall think fitt And if any Person or Persons shall find him or themselves agrieved in that the Assessors have over-rated him or them and in Six Daies after Demand made of the Sum of Money assessed on him or them doe by him or themselves or by his or their Stewards or Bayliffs complaine to Three or more of the Commissioners (whereof Two of the Commissioners who signed or allowed his her or their Assessment to be of that number) the said Commissioners or any Three or more of them shall have and have hereby Power within Ten Daies after the Demand of the Assessment as aforesaid to releive such Person or Persons and to charge the same on such other Person or Persons as they shall see cause And Appeals once heard and determined to be finall without any further Appeale upon any pretence whatsoever And in case the Proportions set by this Act upon all and every the respective Counties Ridings Cities Townes and Places shall not be fully assessed levied and paid according to the true Meaning hereof or if any of the said Assessments shall be rated and imposed upon any Person not being of Ability to pay the same or upon any empty or void House or Land where the same cannot be collected or levied or that through any wilfulnesse negligence mistake or accident the said Assessment charged on each County Riding City Towne or Place by virtue of this Act happen not to be paid to the Receiver Generall his Deputy or Deputies of the respective Counties as in this Act is directed that then in all and every such Cases the severall and respective Commissioners Assessors and Collectors aforesaid and every of them respectively are hereby authorized and required to assess or reassesse or cause to be assessed or reassessed levied and paid all and every such Sum and Sums of Money upon the respective Divisions and Hundreds wherein such Deficiency shall happen or Parishes therein as to the said Commissioners or such Number of them as by this Act are authorized to cause the first Assessment hereby required to be made shall seeme most agreable to Equity and Justice the said new Assessment to be made collected and paid in such Manner and by such Meanes as in this Act for this Assessment is declared and directed
XV. Persons neglecting, &c. to execute Act, Penalty.
And be it further enacted and declared by the Authority aforesaid That if any Person or Persons shall wilfully neglect or refuse to performe his or their Duty in the due and speedy Execution of this present Act the said respective Commissioners or any Two or more of them have hereby Power to impose on such Person or Persons soe refuseing or neglecting his or their Duties such Fine or Fines as by them shall be thought fitt and to cause the same to be levied by Distresse and Sale of his or their Goods
XVI. Fine not to exceed £20.
Fines paid to Receiver General, &c.
Provided that no Fine to be imposed by any of the said Commissioners shall for any Offence exceed the Sum of Twenty Pounds which said Fine shall not be taken of or discharged but by the Consent of the Majority of the Commissioners who imposed the same And that all Fines that shall be imposed by virtue of this Act shall be paid to the respective Receivers Generall and by them to the Receipt of His Majesties Exchequer and shall be inserted in the Duplicate in Parchment fairly written to be transmitted to the Office of the Kings Remembrancer as aforesaid that the same may thereby be knowne and charged in his Account
XVII. Collectors not paying Money received by him, Imprisonment, and Real and Personal Estate liable.
Commissioners seizing Estate, to call a general Meeting of Commissioners, on Notice. Proceedings.
And it is further enacted and declared That if any Collector that shall be by virtue of this Act appointed for the Receipt of any Sum or Sums of Money thereby to be assessed neglect or refuse to pay any Sum or Sums of Money which shall by them be received as aforesaid and to pay the same as in this Act is directed and shall detaine in his or their Hands any Money received by them or any of them and not pay the same as by this Act is directed the Commissioners of each County Riding City or Towne respectively or any Two or more of them in their respective Divisions are hereby authorized and impowered to imprison the Person and to seize and secure the Estate both reall and personall of such Collector to him belonging or which shall descend or come into the Hands or Possession of his Heires Executors or Administrators where ever the same can be discovered and found And the said Commissioners who shall soe seize and secure the Estate of any Collector or Collectors shall be and are hereby impowered to appoint a time for the Generall Meeting of the Commissioners for such County Riding City Towne and Place and there to cause publick Notice to be given of the Place where such Meeting shall be appointed Fifteene Daies at least before such Generall Meeting And the Commissioners present at such Generall Meeting or the major Part of them in case the Moneys detained by any Collector or Collectors be not paid and satisfied as it ought to be according to the Directions of this Act shall and are hereby impowered and required to sell and dispose of all such Estates which shall be for the Cause aforesaid seized and secured or any Part of them and to satisfie and pay into the Hands of the Receiver Generall or his Deputy for such County Riding and Place the Sum which shall be detained in the Hands of such Collector or Collectors their Heires Executors and Administrators respectively
XVIII. Commissioners to call before them Collectors, and examine touching full Payment of Assessments; and in case of Failure, to levy.
And it is hereby further enacted and declared That at the Expiration of the respective Times in this Act prescribed for the full Payment of the said Four Quarterly Assessments the severall and respective Commissioners or any Two or more of them within their Division and Hundred shall and are hereby required to call before them the Collectors within each respective Division [and Hundred (fn. 7) ] to examine and assure themselves of the full and whole Payment of the particular Sum and Sums of Money charged upon the same Division or Hundred and every Parish and Place therein and of the due Returne of the same into the Hands of the Receivers Generall their Deputy or Deputies of the said County Riding City Towne and Place respectively and by such Receiver Generaall into the Receipt of His Majesties Exchequer to the end there may be no Failure in the Payment of any Part of the Assessments by virtue of this Act to be assessed and paid nor any Arreares remaine chargeable upon any of the said Counties Ridings Cities Townes or Places respectively And in case of any Failure in the Premisses the said Commissioners or any Two or more of them are hereby authorized and required to cause the same to be forthwith levied and paid according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act
XIX. If Controversy concerning assessing Commissioners, Commissioners concerned to withdraw.
In Default, Commissioners present may fine not exceeding £20.
And it is hereby enacted and declared That in case any Controversy arise concerning the said Assessments or the dividing apportioning or Payment thereof which concernes any the Commissioners by this Act appointed That the Commissioners so concerned in the said Controversy shall have no Voice but shall withdraw at the time of the Debate of any such Controversy untill it be determined by the rest of the Commissioners And in Default thereof that the Commissioners then present shall have Power and are hereby required to impose such Fine or Fines as to them shall be thought fitt upon such Commissioners soe refuseing to withdraw not exceeding the Sum of Twenty Pounds and to cause the same to be levyed and paid as other Fines to be imposed by virtue of this Act are to be levyed and paid
XX. Privileged Places or Persons not exempt from Assessment.
Fee-Farm and other Rents, and Annuities, &c. liable; Tenants to pay proportionably Indemnified.
And be it further enacted and declared That no priviledged Place or Person Body Politick or Corporate within the Counties Ridings Cities and Townes aforesaid shall be exempted from the said Assessments and Taxes and that they and every of them and alsoe all Fee-farme-Rents and all other Manner of Rents Payments Sum and Sums of Money or Annuities issueing out of or payable for any Lands shall be lyable towards the Payment of every Sum by this Act to be taxed and levied And all the Tenants are hereby directed and authorized to pay them proportionably according to the Rates and Assessments by this Act appointed and directed And all such Tenants shall be hereby saved and kept harmlesse by the Authority of this Act from any further Payment of any such Proportion of any such Rent Rents Sums of Money or Annuities to any Person or Persons to whom any such Rent Rents Sums of Money or Annuities as aforesaid should or ought to be paid to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever as fully and amply as if they had paid the same to any Person or Persons to whom the same is or are reserved or become due.
XXI. Proviso for the Colleges in the Two Universities, the Colleges of Windsor, Eton, Winston, and Westminster, and for Hospitals, &c. in respect of Scites of, Colleges, &c; and for Christ's Hospital, &c.
Provided that nothing in this Act contained shall extend to charge any Colledge or Hall in either of the Two Universities or the Colledges of Windsor Eaton Winton or Westminster or the Corporation of the Governors of the Charity for the Releife of poor Widows and Children of Clergymen or the Colledge of Bromley or any Hospitall for or in respect of the Scites of the said Colledges Halls or Hospitalls or any the Buildings within the Walls or Limitts of the said Colledges Halls or Hospitalls or any Master Fellow or Schollar of any Colledge or Hall or any Reader Officer or Minister of the said Universities Colledges or Halls or any Masters or Ushers of any Schoole for or in respect of any Stipends Wages or Profitts whatsoever ariseing or growing due to them in respect of the said severall Places and Imployments in the said Universities Colledges or Schools or to charge any of the Houses or Lands belonging to Christs Hospitall Saint Bartholomews Bridewell Saint Thomas and Bethlehem Hospitall in the City of London and Borough of Southwarke and the Hospitall at Hoxton in the County of Middlesex of the Foundation of Robert Ask Esquire deceased or to extend to charge the Charity of Zachariah Jepson settled for Maintenance of Twelve poor Children in the Towne of Rippon in the County of Yorke or any of them or the said Corporation of the Governors of the Charity for Reliefe of poor Widows and Children of Clergy-men or the Colledge of Bromley nor to extend to charge any other Hospitall or Almeshouses for or in respect only of any Rents or Revenues payable to the said Hospitalls or Almes-houses being to be received and disbursed for the immediate Use and Reliefe of the Poor in the said Hospitalls and Almes-houses only
XXII. Tenants of Hospitals rated for what the Lands are worth above Rents reserved.
Provided That no Tenants that hold and enjoy any Lands or Houses by Lease or other Grant from the said Corporation or any of the said Hospitalls or Almes-houses do claime and enjoy any Freedom Exemption or Advantage by this Act but that all the Houses and Lands which they so hold shall be rated and assessed for so much as they are yearely Worth over and above the Rents reserved and payable to the said Corporation or to the said Hospitalls or Almes-houses to be received and disburst for the immediate Support and Reliefe of the Poor in the said Hospitalls and Almes-houses
XXIII. Certain Tenants of Lands, &c. belonging to Colleges not discharged.
Provided alwaies That nothing contained in this Act shall be construed or taken to discharge any Tenant of any the Houses or Lands belonging to the said Colledges Halls Hospitalls: Almes-houses or Schools or any of them who by their Leases or other Contracts are and do stand obliged to pay and discharge all [Rents (fn. 8) ] Taxes and Impositions whatsoever but that they and every of them shall be rated and pay all such Rates Taxes and Impositions Any thing in this Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding
XXIV. Auditors, &c. of Rents due to His Majesty, or Queen Dowager, to make Allowance as herein mentioned, without Fee, Penalty £20. Auditors unduly setting any Person insuper,
Penalty £200 and incapacity of Office.
And it is hereby further enacted That all and every Auditors Reeves Receivers and their Deputy and Deputies who audit or receive any Fee-Farme Rents or other Chief Rents due to His Majesty or the Queen Dowager or to any Person or Persons claiming by any Grant or Purchase from or under the Crowne shall allow Three Shillings for every Pound of the said Rents and proportionably for any greater or lesser Sum to the Party or Parties paying the same without any Fee for such Allowance upon the Penalty of Twenty Pounds to the Parties grieved to be recovered as aforesaid And if any Auditor of the Revenues or any of them belonging to His Majesty or to Her Majesty Katherine the Queen Dowager or any Deputy or other Person acting for or on the Behalfe of any such Auditor shall in the Account of any Reeve Receiver or otherwise set insuper any Tenant or other Person or make any such Tenant or other Person or his or their Estate lyable to any Distresse Forfeiture or Vexation whatsoever for any Sum or Sums of Money which by the true intent and meaning of this Act ought to be allowed after the said Rate of Three Shillings in the Pound or shall refuse neglect or delay to allow and finally to discharge the same in the proper Accounts wherein the same ought to be allowed or discharged That then and for every or any such Offence every such Auditor or Deputy or Person acting for such Auditor shall forfeite the Sum of Two hundred Pounds to the Party grieved to be recovered as aforesaid and shall be alsoe uncapable to enjoy his Office or Place or any other Office or Place of Trust or Profit under His Majesty or the said Queen Dowager
XXV. Officers of the Exchequer, &c. to deliver Lists of Pensions, Salaries, &c. to Assessors gratis.
Payment may be stopped out of Pension, &c.
And be it enacted That the Officers of the Receipt of His Majesties Exchequer and in other the Publick Offices upon Request to them made by the respective Assessors shall deliver to them gratis true Lists or Accounts of all Pensions Annuities Stipends or other Annuall Payments and of all Fees Salaries and other Allowances payable at the said Receipt or in the said Publick Offices for the better Guidance of the said Assessors in the chargeing of the same And that in all Cases where any Pensions Annuities Stipends or other Annuall Payments or the Fees Salaries Wages or other Allowances or Profits charged by this Act shall be payable at the Receipt of Exchequer or by the Cofferer of His Majesties Household or out of any other Publick Office or by any His Majesties Receivers or Paymasters the Tax or Payment which in pursuance of this Act shall be charged for or in respect of such Pensions Annuities Stipends Fees Salaries Wages Allowances or Profitts shall and may in case of Nonpayment thereof be detained and stopt out of the same and be applyed to the Satisfaction of the Rates and Duties not otherwise paid as aforesaid.
XXVI. Persons dwelling in one Parish, &c. and Goods in another, to be assessed where they dwell.
Provided That where any Person inhabiting within the City of London or any other City or Towne Corporate hath his Dwelling-House in one of the Parishes or Wards therein and hath any Goods Wares or Merchandizes in one or more of the other Parishes or Wards within the same that then such Person shall be charged taxed and assessed for such his Goods or Merchandizes in the Parish or Ward where he dwelleth and not elsewhere within the said City or Towne Corporate
XXVII. No Clause in this Act to extend to lessen the Rate.
Provided neverthelesse That no Clause or Proviso in this Act shall extend to the lessening or abatement of the full Sum appointed by this Act to be taxed levied collected and paid but that the same be fully assessed taxed levied collected and paid in the severall and respective Counties Cities and Townes aforesaid in such manner and forme and to such Uses as herein is before mentioned and declared.
XXVIII. Proviso for Contract between Landlords and Tenants.
Provided That nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to alter change determine or make void any Contracts Covenants or Agreements whatsoever betweene Landlord and Tenant or any other Person touching the Payment of Taxes and Assessments Any thing herein before contained to the contrary notwithstanding
XXIX. Places used to be assessed to pay as heretofore.
Provided alwaies and be it further enacted and declared by the Authority aforesaid That for the avoyding all Obstructions and Delays in assessing and collecting the Sums by this Act to be rated and assessed all Places Constablewicks Divisions and Allotments which have been used to be taxed and assessed shall pay and be assessed in such County Hundred Rape Wapentake Constablewick Division Place and Allotment as the same have heretofore been usually assessed in and not elsewhere
XXX. Proviso as to assessing West Barnfeild, Northmore, Charlbury, Faller, Finstock, Leeds, and Forest of Chute.
Provided neverthelesse That the Hundred of West Barnfeild formerly rated and assessed in the Lath of Alesford in the County of Kent may for the future if the Commissioners think fitt be rated and assessed in the Lath of Stray in the County aforesaid as likewise may the Tything of Northmore in the County of Oxon be assessed in the Hundred of Bampton in the said County and the Tythings of Charlbury Faller and Finstock in the Hundred of Chadlington in the said County and alsoe the whole Towne and Parish of Leeds in the County of Yorke in the Hundred of Skyrack in the said County and the Forrest of Chute shall be assessed and pay where the same was assessed for the First Ayd of Four Shillings in the Pound granted to His Majesty
XXXI. In Actions for executing Act, General Issue.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That if any Action Plaint Suit or Information shall be commenced or prosecuted against any Person or Persons for what he or they shall doe in pursuance or in execution of this Act such Person or Persons soe sued in any Court whatsoever shall and may plead the Generall Issue (Not Guilty) and upon any Issue joyned may give this Act and the Special Matter in Evidence And if the Plaintiff or Prosecutor shall become Nonsuit or forbeare further Prosecution or suffer a Discontinuance or if a Verdict passe against him the Defendants shall recover their Treble Costs for which they shall have the like Remedy as in any Case where Costs by the Law are given to Defendants
XXXII. Proceedings in case of Lands and Houses unoccupied, and no Distress found.
Provided alwaies and be it further enacted That in case any Lands or Houses in any Parish Place or Constablewick shall be unoccupied and no Distresse can be found on the same by reason whereof the said Parish Place and Constablewick are forced to pay and make good the Tax assessed upon such Land lying unoccupied that then it shall and may be lawfull at any time after for the Collectors Constable or Tythingman of the said Parish Place or Constablewick for the time being to enter and distraine upon the said Land or Houses when there shall be any Distresse thereupon to be found and the Distresse and Distresses if not redeemed within Four Daies by Payment of the Tax and Charge of the Distresse to sell rendring the Overplus to the Owner or Owners of such Distresse And the said Collector Constable or Tythingman is hereby enjoyned to distribute the Money raised by the said Distresse or Sale thereof proportionably to the Parties who contributed to the Tax of the unoccupied Lands and Houses
XXXIII. Where Wood Lands, &c. assessed, and no Distress, Wood may be cut and sold.
Buyers may cut and carry away, Timber Trees excepted.
Provided alwaies and be it enacted That where any Wood-Lands shall be assessed and no Distresse can be had that in such Case it shall and may be lawfull to and for any Collector Constable Headborough or Tythingman by Warrant under the Hands and Seales of Three or more of the Commissioners of that Hundred or Division at seasonable times of the Yeare to cutt and sell to any Person or Persons soe much of the Wood growing on the Wood-Lands so assessed (Timber Trees excepted) as will pay the Assessment or Assessments so behind and unpaid and the Charge incident thereunto And that it shall and may be lawfull for the Person and Persons and his and their Assignes to whom such Wood shall be sold to fell cutt downe dispose and carry away the same to his own Use rendring the Overplus if any be to the Owner Any Law to the contrary notwithstanding
XXXIV. When Rate on Tythes, &c. not paid, Officer may seize, &c.
Provided alwaies and be it further enacted That where any Tax or Assessment shall be charged or laid upon any Tythes Tolls Profitts of Markets Faires or Fishery or other Annuall Profits not distrainable in case the same shall not be paid within Fifteene Days after such Assessment so charged or laid and demanded that it shall and may be lawfull to and for the Collector Constable or other Officer thereunto appointed by Warrant under the Hands and Seales of any Three or more of the Commissioners authorized by this Act to seize take and sell so much of the said Tythes Tolls and other Profits so charged as shall be sufficient for the levying of the said Tax and Assessment and all Charges occasioned by such Non-payment thereof rendring the Overplus to the Owner (if any be)
XXXV. Receivers General certifying Monies to be due when the same have been paid, &c.
Penalty to Party.
Penalty to the King.
And for the better preventing such unjust Vexations as might be occasioned by such Persons as shall be appointed Receivers Generall of any the Sums of Money granted by this Act and to the intent that the said Receivers Generall may returne a true Account into His Majesties Court of Exchequer of such Sums of Money as shall be received by them and every of them their and every of their Deputy and Deputies Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That if any Receiver Generall shall returne or certifie into the said Court any Sum or Sums of Money to be in arreare and unpaid after the same have been received either by such Receiver Generall or his Deputy or Deputies or any of them or shall cause any Person or Persons or Places to be set insuper in the said Court for any Sum or Sums of Money that hath been soe received that then every such Receiver Generall shall forfeite to every Person and Persons that shall be molested vexed or damaged by reason of such unjust Certificate Returne or Setting insuper Treble Damages that shall be thereby occasioned the said Damages to be recovered by Action of Debt Bill Plaint or Information in which no Essoigne Protection or Wager of Law shall be allowed nor any more than one Imparlance and shall alsoe forfeite to His Majesty His Heires and Successors Double the Sum that shall be so unjustly certified or returned or caused to be set insuper
XXXVI. Commissioners within their Division to rate each other for their Personal Estates and Offices.
Commissioners to assess the Assessors.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the Commissioners that shall be within any County City or Place within the respective Limits or the major part of them shall tax and assesse every other Commissioner joyned with them for or in respect of their Ready Money Debts and Personall Estate and also for or in respect of the Offices and Imployments of Profit which shall then be held and enjoyed by such Commissioner soe as the Residence and usuall Dwelling Place of such Commissioner so to be taxed be within the Division of such Commissioners by whom he is taxed and so as the Office or Imployment held or enjoyed by such Commissioners so to be taxed be likewise exercized within the Division or Limits of such Commissioners by whom he is to be taxed And the Commissioners within their Division shall alsoe assesse every Assessor within their Division for all and singular the Matters and Things for which by this Act he ought to be rated and assessed And as well all Sums assessed upon every the said Commissioners and Assessors as the Assessments made and set by the Assessors aforesaid shall be written estreated levied and gathered as the same should and ought to have been if such Commissioners had not been named Commissioners
XXXVII. Inhabitants of Cities, &c. not compellable to act out of Limits.
Provided alsoe That no Person inhabiting in any City Borough or Towne Corporate shall be compelled to be any Assessor or Collector of or for any part of the Rates and Assessments hereby granted in any Place or Places out of the Limits of the said City Borough or Towne Corporate
XXXVIII. Landlords to pay on Houses where Foreign Ministers reside.
Provided alwaies and be it enacted That every Rate Tax or Assessment which shall be made or imposed by virtue of this Act in respect of any House or Tenement which an Ambassador Resident Agent or other Publick Minister of any Forreigne Prince or State now doth or hereafter shall inhabit or occupy shall be paid by the Landlord or Owner of the said Houses or Tenements respectively
XXXIX. Proviso respecting Nomination of Assessors and Collectors in Extra-parochial and Privileged Places.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That in all priviledged and other Places being Extraparochiall or not within the Constablewicks or Precincts of the respective Assessors to be appointed by virtue of this Act (although in any Monthly or other Tax they have not been rated heretofore) the said Commissioners or any Two or more of them shall and are hereby required to nominate and appoint Two fitt Persons living in or near the said priviledged or other Places as aforesaid to be Assessors for the said Places and to make and returne the said Assessments in like manner as by this Act is appointed in any Parish Tything or Place and alsoe to appoint one or more Collectors who are hereby required to collect and pay the same in the manner appointed by this Act for collecting and paying all Sums of Money chargeable by this Act
XL. Commissioners not liable to Penalties of 25 Car. II. c. 2.
Provided alwaies and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That no Commissioner or Commissioners who shall be imployed in the Execution of this Act shall be lyable for or by reason of such Execution to any of the Penalties mentioned in an Act made in the Five and twentienth yeare of the Reigne of King Charles the Second for the preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants
XLI. Commissioner to take the Oaths of 1 W & M. Sess. 1. c. 8.; which Two Commissioners may administer.
Provided alwaies and be it enacted That no Person shall be capable of acting as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act or executing any the Powers therein contained (unless it be the Power hereby given of administring Oaths) untill such time as he shall have taken the Oaths appointed by an Act of Parliament made in the First Yeare of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary intituled An Act for the abrogating the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance and appointing other Oaths Which Oaths it shall and may be lawfull for any Two or more Commissioners to administer and they are hereby required to administer the same to any other Commissioners
XLII. Commissioners acting before taking the Oaths, Penalty £200.
Provided alwaies and be it enacted That if any Person hereby named a Commissioner shall presume to act as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act before he shall have taken the Oaths which by this Act he is required to take and in the manner hereby prescribed he shall forfeite to His Majesty the Sum of Two hundred Pounds
XLIII. Persons in Office rated where Office executed.
Provided alsoe That every Person rated or assessed for his Office or Imployment shall be rated and pay for his Office or Imployment in the County City or Place where the same shall be exercized
XLIV. Chancery Officers, within the Liberty of the Rolls, to be assessed there.
Provided alwaies That the Right Honourable the Master of the Rolls the Masters in Chancery Six Clerks Clerks of the Petit Bagg Examiners Registers Clerks of the Inrollments Clerks of the Affidavit and Sub poena Offices and all other the Officers of the Court of Chancery that execute their Offices within the Liberty of the Rolls shall be there assessed for their respective Offices and not elsewhere
XLV. Persons, in respect of Personal Estate, rated where resident.
Persons, not being Householders, &c. Absentees.
And every Person who is or shall be rated for or in respect of any Personall Estate to him any way belonging shall be rated at such Place where he or she shall be Resident at the time of the Execution of this Act And all Persons not being Householders nor having a certaine Place of Residence shall be taxed at the Place where they shall be Resident at the Execution of this Act And if any Person who ought to be taxed by virtue of this Act for or in respect of his Personall Estate shall at the time of this Assessment be out of the Realme such Person shall be rated therefore in such County City or Place where he was last abiding within this Realme
XLVI. Proviso as to Persons having Goods, &c. in any County other than County where resident; Persons rated for Lands, &c. where Lands situate.
Provided That where any Person shall have any Goods Wares or Merchandizes in any County or Counties other than the County where he shall be Resident or had his last Residence. It shall be lawfull to rate or assesse such Person for such Goods Wares or Merchandizes in the County or Counties where the same shall be And that all Annuities and Pensions shall be rated and taxed in the Parishes or Places where they are payable And every Person who shall be rated or assessed for or in respect of any Mannors Messuages Lands or Tenements or other the Premisses according to this Act shall be rated and assessed in the Place where such Mannors Messuages Lands and Tenements or other the Premisses respectively do lye and not elsewhere
XLVII. Persons having several Mansion Houses doubly charged in respect of Personal Estate,; discharged on Certificate of Commissioners granted without Fee, and on Oath thereof.
Provided alwaies That if any Person or Persons by reason of his her or their having severall Mansion Houses or Places of Residence or otherwise shall be doubly charged for any Personall Estate by occasion of this Act then upon Certificate made by any Two or more of the Commissioners for the County Riding City or Place of his her or their last Personall Residence under their Hands and Seales of the Sum or Sums charged upon him her or them (which Certificate the said Commissioners are required to give without Delay Fee or Reward) and upon Oath made of such Certificate before any one Justice of the Peace of the County or Place where the said Certificate shall be made (which Oath the said Justice of the Peace is hereby authorized and required to administer) then the Person or Persons so doubly charged shall for so much as shall be so certified be discharged in every other County City or Place
XLVIII. Proviso for Scotland, Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey; Persons escaping from Taxation charged at Treble Value.
Provided alsoe That this Act shall not extend to the Inhabitants of Scotland Ireland Jersey or Guernsey for and concerning any such Personall Estate which they or any to their Use have within the said Kingdoms and Islands And if any Person that ought to be taxed by virtue of this Act for or in respect of his Personall Estate shall by changing his Place of Residence or by any other Fraud or Covin escape from the Taxation and not be taxed and the same be proved before the Commissioners or any Two of them or before any one or more Justice or Justices of the Peace of the County where such Person dwelleth or resideth at any time within one yeare next after such Tax made every Person that shall so escape from the Taxation and Payment shall be charged (upon Proof thereof) at the Treble Value of soe much as he should or ought to have been charged at by this Act the said Treble Value upon Certificate thereof made into the Exchequer by the Commissioners Justice or Justices (before whom such Proofe shall be made) to be levied of the Goods Lands and Tenements of such Persons
XLIX. Householder to give Account of Lodgers to Assessors, Penalty £5.
And for the better Discovery of Personall Estates intended to be charged by this Act Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That every Householder shall upon Demand of the Assessors of the respective Parishes or Places give an Account of the Names and Qualities of such Persons as shall sojourne or lodge in their respective Houses under the Paine of forfeiting to His Majesty the Sum of Five Pounds to be levied and recovered in such manner as any other Penalties in this Act mentioned shall or may be levied and recovered
L. Shares in New River, Thames, Marybone, or Hampstead Waters.; Offices of Insurance from Fire, Convex or other Lights; Interest in the King's Printing House; And Merchants Companies in London, how assessed.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That all and every Person and Persons having any Share or Shares or Interests in any fresh Streame or Running Water brought to the North parts of London commonly called the New River or in the Thames Water-works or in Marybone or Hampsted Waters or any Rents or Profits ariseing thereby And all and every Person and Persons having any Share or Interest in any Office or Stock for insuring of Houses in Cases of Fire or in the Convex or other Lights or in the Stock or Stocks for printing of Books in or belonging to the House commonly called the Kings Printing-House shall pay for the same the Sum of Three Shillings for every Twenty Shillings of the full yearly Value thereof And they and all Companies of Merchants in London charged by this Act shall be assessed by the Commissioners nominated and appointed for the said City or any Two or more of them for their respective Shares and Interests aforesaid and the aforesaid joynt Stock or Stocks and the same shall be paid by the Governours and respective Treasurers or Receivers of the said River Waters and Water-works and of the said Offices and Stocks respectively and be deducted at and out of their next Dividends
LI. Papist of 16 Years of Age (not having taken the Oaths) to pay double.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That every Papist or reputed Papist being of the Age of Sixteene Yeares and upwards who shall not have taken the Oaths mentioned and required to be taken by the Act made in the First Yeare of the Reigne of King William and Queen Mary intituled An Act for the abrogating the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance and appointing other Oaths shall yield and pay unto His Majesty double the Sums and Rates which by force and virtue of any Clause in this Act before mencioned or contained he or she should or ought to pay or be charged with to be assessed levied collected answered recovered and paid in such Manner by such Waies and Meanes and according to such Rules and Directions and under such Penalties and Forfeitures as are before in this Act expressed or appointed for and concerning the above mentioned Rates and Sums
LII. Proviso where within 10 Days after First Meeting of Commissioners he shall take the Oaths.
Provided neverthelesse That if any such Papist or reputed Papist within Ten Daies after the first Meeting of the said Commissioners in the respective Counties or Places where he or she ought to be taxed or assessed according to the Intent of this present Act shall take the said Oaths before Two or more of the said Commissioners (which Oaths the said Two or more Commissioners are impowred to administer) in that Case he or she shall not be lyable to be doubly assessed as aforesaid
LIII. Persons of 16 and upwards, who shall not have taken the Oath before Execution of Act, and being summoned, shall refuse to take them, or neglect to appear before Commissioners, to pay double.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That every Person being of the Age of Sixteene Yeares and upwards and being within this Realme at the time of the Execution of this Act who shall not before that time have taken the Oaths mentioned and required to be taken by the said last mentioned Act and upon Summons by Warrant under the Hands and Seales of any Two or more of the said Commissioners shall refuse to take the said Oaths at the time appointed in the said Warrant or shall neglect to appeare at such time before the Commissioners in order to take the said Oaths (which the said Commissioners or any Two or more of them are hereby impowred and required to administer) shall yield and pay unto His Majesty double the Sums and Rates which by force and virtue of any Clause in this Act before mentioned or contained he or she should or ought to pay or be charged with in manner as is before in this present Act appointed touching Papists or reputed Papists.
LIV. Gentlemen who by 3 W.& M.c.6. paid double, or have been returned into Exchequer for Non-payment, not appearing before the Commissioners to take the Oaths, to pay double the present Rate.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That every Gentleman or so reputed or owning or writing himselfe such or being above that Quality who by virtue of an Act made in the Third Yeare of the Reigne of His Majesty and the said late Queen Mary intituled An Act for raising Money by a Poll payable Quarterly for one Yeare for carrying on a vigorous Warr against France did pay or ought to have paid double the Sums charged by the said Act or were or ought to have been returned into the Exchequer for non payment thereof who shall not voluntarily appeare before the said Commissioners or any or more of them within Ten Daies after the first meeting of the said Commissioners in the respective Place or Places where he ought to be taxed or assessed and take the said Oaths appointed by the said Act made in the First Yeare of the Reigne of His Majesty and the said late Queen (which Oaths the said Commissioners or any two or more of them are hereby impowred and required to administer and to make an Entry or Memorandum thereof in some Booke to be kept for that purpose) such Person shall be charged with and pay double the Sums which by force and virtue of this Act he should or ought to have paid the said double Rates to be assessed levied collected and paid in such manner by such Waies and Meanes and according to such Rules and Directions and under such Penalties and Forfeitures as are before in this Act expressed or appointed for and concerning the above mentioned Rates and Sums which are hereby intended to be doubled as aforesaid.
LV. Commissioners to summon Persons suspected to appear and take the Oaths.
And be it further enacted That any Two or more of the Commissioners appointed by this Act upon Information given or upon any Cause or Suspicion in that behalfe shall and are hereby required and impowered to cause every Person suspected or against whom such Information shall be given to be summoned to appeare and take the said Oaths as aforesaid
LVI. Proviso for Quakers subscribing the Declaration of Fidelity, 1 W.&M. Sess. 1. c. 18.
Provided neverthelesse That whereas certaine Persons Dissenters from the Church of England commonly called Quakers and now knowne to be such do scruple the takeing of an Oath it shall be sufficient for any such Person to make and subscribe the Declaration of Fidelity contained in an Act made in the Parliament held in the First Yeare of Their said Majesties Reigne intituled An Act for exempting Their Majesties Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England from the Penalties of certaine Laws which Declaration any Two or more of the Commissioners appointed for the Execution of this Act are hereby required and impowered to take And every Person so doing shall not be lyable to or chargeable with any of the Double Rates aforesaid
LVII. Commissioners to cause the double Assessment to be made for not taking the Oaths, if the Assessors omit the same.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That in all Cases where any Assessor or Assessors who by this Act are required to make a Double Assessment upon Papists or reputed Papists or other Persons for not takeing of the Oaths aforesaid shall neglect to do his or their Duty therein the respective Commissioners of the County Riding Hundred Division or Place where such Double Assessment ought to have been made or any Two or more of them shall take care and are hereby authorized and required to cause such Papist or other Person to be doubly charged according to the true intent of this Act
LVIII. Where Owners of Lands, &c. are liable to double Charge as Papists, or otherwise, for not taking the Oaths, Tenants discharged.
Provided alwaies and be it enacted That where the Owners of any Lands Tenements and Hereditaments are lyable to be Doubly charged as Papists or reputed Papists or otherwise by reason of their not having taken the Oaths according to the Intent of this Act in every such Case such Owners only shall be charged with and shall pay the said Double Rates and the respective Tenants of such Lands Tenements and Hereditaments are hereby discharged of and from the same Any Covenant for Payment of Taxes or other Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding
LIX. Proviso respecting King's Bench Prison, &c; and the Marshalsea; to be charged in the Parish of St. George, Southwark.
Provided alwaies That the Prison of the Kings Bench Prison-house Lands Gardens and the Common Side and all the Rents Profits and Perquisites of the Office of the Marshall of the said Kings Bench lying and being in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr in the Borough of Southwarke and the County of Surrey and alsoe the Prison-house Lands and Gardens of the Prison of the Marshall of the Marshalsea Prison and all Offices Perquisites and Profits of the Marshalsea Court and Prison lying and being also in the said Parish of Saint George in the Borough of Southwarke and County of Surrey shall be charged and assessed to the Assessment in the said Parish of Saint George and Borough of Southwarke and not elsewhere Any thing to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
LX. Waterworks in Southwark to be assessed in Surrey.
Provided alwaies and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That all the Water-works in the Borough of Southwark shall be rated and assessed by the Commissioners and Assessors of the County of Surrey and not by the Commissioners or Assessors of the City of London Any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding
LXI. Waterworks in Westminster to be assessed by Commissioners, &c. for Westminster.; Persons concerned in Execution of this Act to use Diligence, &c.
Provided alwaies and be it enacted That all the Water-works in the City or Liberty of Westminster shall be rated and assessed by the Commissioners and Assessors for the said City and Liberty and not by the Commissioners or Assessors for the said City of London Any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding And all Commissioners Collectors Head Collectors [and (fn. 9) ] Receivers are hereby required and enjoyned to apply themselves with all Diligence to the most speedy and effectuall Execution of their severall and respective Duties and to use their utmost Endeavours that all Persons and Estates and other Things herein charged may fully and duely pay the Rates and Assessments according to the Direction of this Act and so as His Majesties Service herein may not be delayed or hindred through any of their wilfull Neglect or Default
LXII. No Person liable to Pound Rate, whose Lands are under 20s.
Provided That no Person shall be charged with or lyable to the Pound Rate imposed by this Act upon Lands Tenements or Hereditaments whose Lands Tenements or Hereditaments are not of the Yearly Value of Twenty Shillings in the whole
LXVIII. Collector keeping Money in his Hands, or paying any Part thereof, other than to Receiver General, or his Deputy, Penalty £20.; Receiver General or his Deputy, not paying the same as the Act directs, Penalty £500.
And be it further enacted That if any Collector of any Parish or Place shall keep in his Hands any Part of the Money by him collected for any longer time than is by this Act directed (other than the Allowance made unto him by this Act) or shall pay any Part thereof to any Person or Persons other than to the Receiver Generall of such County or Place or his respective Deputy that every such Collector shall forfeite for every such Offence the Sum of Twenty Pounds And in case any Receiver Generall or his Deputy shall pay any Part of the Moneys paid to him or them by any Collector by virtue of this Act to any Person or Persons whatsoever other than the Receipt of His Majesties Exchequer and at or within the respective times limited by this Act or in case such Receiver Generall or his Deputy shall pay any Part of the said Moneys by any Warrant of the Commissioners of the Treasury Lord Treasurer Under Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being or upon any Talley of Pro or Talley of Anticipation or other Way or Device whatsoever whereby to divert or hinder the actuall Payment thereof into the Receipt of Exchequer as aforesaid that then such Receiver Generall shall for every such Offence of himselfe or his Deputy forfeite the Sum of Five hundred Pounds to him or them that shall sue for the same in any Court of Record by Bill Plaint or other Information wherein no Essoigne Protection or Wager of Law is to be allowed
LXIV. Commissioners of the Treasury not to direct any Warrant so as to divert the Payment of the Monies into the Exchequer.
And it is hereby further enacted That the Commissioners of the Treasury or Lord Treasurer Under Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being or any of them do not direct any Warrant to any of the Collectors or Receivers Generall or their Deputies for the Payment of any Part of the Moneys hereby given to any Person or Persons other than into the Receipt of the Exchequer as aforesaid nor shall they or any of them direct any Warrant to the Officers of the Exchequer for striking of any Talley of Pro or Talley of Anticipation nor do any other Matter or Thing whereby to divert the actuall Payment of the said Moneys into the Receipt of the Exchequer nor shall the Officers of the Exchequer strike or direct or record the striking any Talley of Pro or Talley of Anticipation upon any of the said Moneys upon any Account or Warrant whatsoever nor shall any Teller throw down any Bill whereby to charge himselfe with any of the said Moneys untill he shall actually have received the same
LXV. No Stay of Prosecution in Actions for Penalties.
Provided alsoe and be it enacted That no Stay of Prosecution upon any Command Warrant Motion or Order or Direction by Non vult ulterius prosequi shall be had made admitted received or allowed by any Court whatsoever in any Suite or Proceeding by Action of Debt Bill Plaint or Information or otherwise for the Recovery of all or any the Pains Penalties or Forfeitures upon any Person or Persons by this Act inflicted or therein mentioned or for or in order to the Conviction and Disability of any Person offending against this Act
LXVI. Commissioners empowered to abate, on Proof that Lands are over-charged; and the Money abated to be re-assessed, as they shall judge most equal.
Provided alwaies That if any Person or Persons who shall be charged or assessed by this Act to or with a Pound Rate upon his or their Mannors Lands Tenements Hereditaments or other the Premisses shall upon Complaint made to the Commissioners in such Manner and within such Time as are herein directed in Cases of Appeale make it appeare to the said Commissioners or any Three or more of them by Proofe upon Oath That such Assessment doth exceed Three Shillings for every Twenty Shillings of the full Yearely Value in such Case upon every such Proofe and due Examination thereof the said Commissioners are hereby impowered to abate and lessen the said Assessments so much as the same shall exceed Three Shillings for every Twenty Shillings of the true Yearly Value and no more And shall cause the Money so abated to be reassessed surcharged and levied in such Manner as they or any Three or more of in their Judgments and Discretions shall judge most equall just and reasonable within the whole Hundred Lath Wapentake or other Division where such Overcharge or Charges do happen although the Pound Rate of Three Shillings in the Pound be thereby exceeded or if any particular Part or Parts of the same or any Person therein shall appeare to them to be undercharged then the Moneys so abated shall and may be raised upon such particular Part or Persons so undercharged soe that the whole Sum payable to His Majesty for such Hundred Lath Wapentake or other Division shall be fully and duly answered and paid without being diminished by reason of any such particular Abatement Any thing therein contained to the contrary notwithstanding
LXVIL. Receiver General answerable for his Deputies; and to appoint to many of them that Sub-collectors be not forced to travel above Ten Miles to pay Money
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the Receiver Generall of each County shall nominate constitute and appoint fit and proper Persons for whom he shall be answerable to be his Deputy or Deputies to receive from the said Subcollectors all and every the Rates Duties and Assessments by them respectively collected or received And the said Receivers Generall are hereby required to nominate and appoint so many of such Deputies in their respective Countries that no Subcollector may be forced to travell above the Space of Ten Miles from the usual Place of his Abode for the Payment of the said Moneys that shall be by him so collected or received And if any Receiver Generall shall neglect or refuse to nominate and appoint such Deputies in manner aforesaid or shall wilfully neglect to attend by himselfe or Deputy at the time and place by him appointed for his respective Receipts such Receiver Generall shall for every such Offence forfeite the Sum of One hundred Pounds the one Moiety to His Majesty His Heires and Successors and the other Moiety to him or them that shall sue for the same by Action of Debt Bill Plaint or Information in any of His Majesties Courts of Record at Westminster in which Action or Suit no Essoigne Protection [Priviledge (fn. 10) ] or Wager of Law shall be allowed
LXVIII. Proceedings where not a sufficient Number of Commissioners capable of acting for any City, &c.
Provided nevertheless That in case there shall not be a sufficient Number of Commissioners for any City Borough Towne Cinque-Port or Place (for which by this Act Commissioners are particularly appointed) capable of acting according to the Qualifications required by this Act for putting this Act in Execution that in every such Case any the Commissioners appointed for the County at large within which such Borough Towne Cinque-Port or Place doth stand or which is next adjoyning thereto may act as Commissioners in the Execution of this Act within such City Borough Towne Cinque-Port or Place
LXIX. Members of Parliament to be assessed for their Personal Estates where their Mansion House or other Places of Abode usually are, out of Parliament.
And whereas severall Members of Parliament who by reason of their Attendance in Parliament have by the Assessors of London Westminster and Middlesex and the Suburbs of the same been taxed for their personall Estates and to the Payment of Poll Money and have been putt to unreasonable Vexation and Charge Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the severall Members of Parliament who at the Execution of this Act during this Session of Parliament shall abide within the said Cities of London or Westminster or the Suburbs of the same or within the County of Middlesex shall for and in respect of their ready Money or Debts or any other Tax which may be laid on their Persons or personall Estate during this Session of Parliament be assessed only in the Places where such Members have their Mansion-Houses or other Places where they most usually reside during the Interval of Parliament Any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding
LXX. Where First General Meeting of the Commissioners for the several Ridings of the County of York to be.
Provided alsoe and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the First Generall Meeting of the Commissioners for the West Riding of the County of Yorke shall be held at the Towne of Pontefract and the First Generall Meeting of the Commissioners for the North Riding of the County of Yorke shall be held at the Towne of Thirske And the First Generall Meeting of the Commissioners for the East Riding of the County of Yorke shall be held at the Towne of Killam Any thing in this Act before mentioned or any former Custom to the contrary notwithstanding
LXXI. Books provided in the Exchequer.
Provided alwaies and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That there shall be provided and kept in His Majesties Exchequer That is to say in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt one Book or Register in which all the Moneys that shall be paid into the Exchequer for the Pound Rate and Duties hereby granted shall be entred and registred apart and distinct from all other Moneys paid and payable to His Majesty
LXXII. And Register of all Monies payable thereout.; Principal Monies lent on Cap. 1. ante, between 25th Dec. 1698 and 20th April 1699, to be first registered.
Principal Monies so transferred, payable to Lenders out of Monies arising by this Act, in due course, with Interest, at £7 per Cent. per Ann.
Persons intitled to transferred Monies may assign Orders.
And it is hereby also enacted That there shall be provided and kept in the same Office one other Book or Register in which all the Orders for Money payable upon this Act shall also be entred and registred And that all and every the principall Sums of Money which at any time or times betweene the Five and twentith Day of December One thousand six hundred ninety and eight and the Twentieth Day of April One thousand six hundred ninety and nyne have been lent or shall be lent to His Majesty at the Receipt of His Exchequer for which there is a Clause of Credit contained in an Act of this Session of Parliament for disbanding the Army and other Services and all and every the Orders of Loan for the same shall be in the first Place transferred to and placed upon the said Register for Orders appointed to be kept by this Act and shall be registred thereupon in due Course and Order according to the Dates of the respective Talleys of Loan for the said principall Sums Which Transferrences shall and may be and are hereby required to be made by virtue of this Act without making any Issues or taking any Receipts from the Parties in order to transferr the said Loan And that the principall Moneys on the Orders so transferred shall be payable and paid to the Lender or Lenders of the same his her or their Executors Administrators or Assignes out of the Moneys ariseing by virtue of this Act in the same Course and Order according to which they are hereby appointed to be transferred and with preferrence to any other Loans or Sums of Money which shall be registred upon and payable out of the Moneys granted by this present Act and that Interest after the Rate of Seaven Pounds per Centum per Annum for the said Loans to be transferred as aforesaid shall be paid and satisfied out of the Moneys arising by this Act every Three Months from the respective times of making the said Loans untill the respective Times of Satisfaction of the said principall Sums And that any Person or Persons are or shall be intituled to any Moneys to be paid by such Orders to be transferred as aforesaid shall or may assigne over the same to any Person or Persons which Assignments shall be good and effectuall in Law and so toties quoties Any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding
LXXIII. Persons may lend Monies to His Majesty on this Act, not exceeding, with Monies transferred, £1,400,000 at £7 per Cent. per Ann.; Not to be taxed; Tally, Order, &c. granted to Lenders; Order for Repayment registered, and paid in course; Monies raised under this Act, liable to Lenders; Officer or Deputy taking Fee for Books, Entry, &c; Penalty; Undue Preference by Officer; Punishment; by Deputy; Punishment; Auditor, &c. not directing or making Payment,; Penalty; Penalties how recovered.
Provided alsoe and it is hereby further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That it shall and may be lawfull to and for any Person or Persons Natives or Forreigners Bodies Politick or Corporate to advance and lend to His Majesty at the Receipt of His Majesties Exchequer upon the Credit of this Act any Sum or Sums of Money which together with the severall Sums by this Act appointed to be transferred as aforesaid shall not exceed in the whole Fourteene hundred thousand Pounds and to have and receive for the Forbearance thereof Interest after the Rate of Seaven Pounds per Centum per Annum And moreover that no Money so lent upon the Security of this Act shall be rated or assessed by virtue of this Act or any other Act of Parliament whatsoever And that all and every Person or Persons who shall lend any Money to His Majesty on the Credit of this Act and pay the same into the Receipt of the Exchequer shall immediately have a Talley of Loan struck for the same and an Order for his her or their Repayment bearing the same Date with his or their Talleys in which Order shall be alsoe contained a Warrant for Payment of Interest for the Forbearance thereof not exceeding Seaven Pounds per Centum per Annum to be paid every Three Months untill the Repayment of the Principall And that all such Orders for Repayment of Money to be lent shall (after the Orders before by this Act directed) be registred in course according to the Date of the Talleys respectively without other Preferrence of one before another And that all and every Person and Persons shall be paid in course according as their Orders shall stand registred in the said Register Book so as the said Person Native or Forreigner his Executors Administrators or Assignes who shall have his Order or Orders first entred in the said Book of Register shall be taken and accounted the first Person to be paid out of the Moneys to come in by virtue of this Act And he or they who shall have his or their Order or Orders next entred shall be taken and accounted to be the Second Person to be paid and so successively and in course And that the Moneys to come in by this Act shall be in the same Order lyable to the Satisfaction of the said respective Parties their Executors Administrators or Assignes successively without undue Preference of one before another and not otherwise and shall not be diverted or divertible to any other Use Intent or Purpose whatsoever And that no Fee Reward or Gratuity directly or indirectly be demanded or taken of any of His Majesties Subjects for providing or making of any such Books or Registers or any Entries Views or Search in or for Payment of Money lent or the Interest thereof as aforesaid by any of His Majesties Officer or Officers their Clerks or Deputies on paine of Payment of Treble Damages to the Party aggrieved by the Party offending with Costs of Suite or if the Officer himselfe take or demand any such Fee or Reward then to loose his Place alsoe And if any undue Preference of one before another shall be made either in point of Registry or Payment contrary to the true Meaning of this Act by any such Officer or Officers then the Party offending shall be lyable by Action of Debt or on the Case to pay the Value of the Debt with Damages and Costs to the Party grieved and shall be forejudged of his Place or Office and if such Preference be unduly made by any his Deputy or Clerke without Directions or Privity of his Master then such Deputy or Clerke only shall be lyable to such Action Debt Damages and Costs and shall be for ever after uncapable of his Place or Office And in case the Auditor of the Receipt shall not direct the Order or the Clerk of the Pells Record or the Teller make Payment according to each Persons due Place and Order as afore directed then he or they shall be adjudged to forfeite and the respective Deputies and Clerks herein offending to be lyable to such Action Debt Damages and Costs in such manner as aforesaid All which said Penalties Forfeitures Damages and Costs to be incurred by any of the Officers of the Exchequer or any their Deputies or Clerks shall and may be recovered by Action of Debt Bill Plaint or Information in any of His Majesties Courts of Record at Westminster wherein no Essoigne Protection Priviledge Wager at Law Injunction or Order of Restraint shall be in any wise granted or allowed
LXXIV. Payment on the same Day of Tally or Order of same Date first, no undue Preference, if entered.
Provided alwaies and be it hereby declared That if it happen that severall Talleys of Loane or Orders for Payment as aforesaid bear Date or be brought the same Day to the Auditor of the Receipt to be registred then it shall be interpreted no undue Preference which of those be entred first soe as he enters them all the same Day
LXXV. Nor of subsequent Order first demanded, if Money kept for preceding Orders, &c.
Assignee may assign.
Provided alsoe That it shall not be interpreted any undue Preference to incurr any Penalty in point of Payment if the Auditor direct and the Clerk of the Pells Record and the Tellers do pay subsequent Orders of Persons that come and demand their Moneys and bring their Orders before other Persons that did not come to take their Moneys and bring their Orders in their Course soe as there be so much Money reserved as will satisfie precedent Orders which shall not be otherwise disposed but kept for them Interest upon Loane being to cease from the time the Money is so reserved and kept in Bank for them
LXXVI. Orders for Money assignable.; Memorial of Assignment without Fee.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That all and every Person and Persons to whom any Money shall be due for Loans by virtue of this Act after Order entred in the Book of Register as aforesaid his Executors Administrators or Assignes by Indorsment of his Order may assigne or transferr his Right Title Interest and Benefit of such Order or any Part thereof to any other which being notified in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt aforesaid and an Entry or Memoriall thereof alsoe made in the Book of Registry aforesaid for Orders which the Officers shall upon Request without Fee or Charge accordingly make shall intitle such Assignee his Executors Administrators and Assignes to the Benefit thereof and Payment thereon And such Assignee may in like manner assigne againe and so toties quoties and afterward it shall not be in the Power of such Person or Persons who have or hath made such Assignments to make void release or discharge the same or any the Moneys thereby due or any Part thereof
LXXVII. Recital of 9. W.III. c10. 1. Mistake in Charge upon County of Oxford rectified.
And whereas by an Act for granting unto His present Majesty the Sum of One million four hundred eighty four thousand and fifteene Pounds One Shilling Eleaven Pence Three Farthings for disbanding Forces and other uses therein mentioned made in the Ninth and Tenth Yeares of His Majesties Reigne there was a mistake made by Calculation in the Sum charged upon the County of Oxford in general of Fifty five Pounds Seaven Pence Halfe penny Be it hereby enacted That upon the Receipt of Twenty six thousand five hundred eighty six Pounds Twelve Shillings and Five Pence Halfe-penny being the like Sum with that charged on the said County in general by this present Act the Receiver Generall shall be obliged to give a Discharge in full to the said County and that no Processe shall issue out of the Exchequer for raising any further Sum by virtue of the said Act Any thing therein contained to the contrary notwithstanding
LXXVIII. Recital that under 9 W. III. c. 10., General Meetings of Commissioners had been held for settling Proportions of Payment towards Aid.
Certain of such Proportions rectified.
How Deficiencies in the entire Sum upon the whole County or Riding, made good.
And whereas upon the Act of Parliament made and passed in the Ninth Yeare of His Majesties Reigne intituled An Act for granting unto His Majesty the Sum of One Million four hundred eighty four thousand and fifteene Pounds One Shilling Eleaven Pence Three Farthings for disbanding Forces paying Seamen and other uses therein mentioned there have been severall General Meetings of Commissioners by that Act appointed for putting the same in Execution and at such Generall Meetings different Proportions towards the Aid thereby granted have been charged upon the same Hundreds or Divisions in some of the Counties of this Realme and of the Dominion aforesaid and in some of the Ridings of the County of Yorke whereby Controversies and Doubts have arisen concerning the just Proportion which every such Hundred or Division should answer toward raising the said Aid and by such meanes the full Sum which should be raised and paid to His Majesties use in severall Parts of this Kingdom and the Dominion aforesaid is in some measure delayed and like to prove deficient unless a timely remedy be applyed thereto Be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid That where such different Proportions have been charged upon any such Hundred or Division by such severall Generall Meetings as aforesaid and in such Cases only the same shall be rectified by charging upon every such Hundred or Division Three fourth parts of the Sum which was charged thereupon to the said Aid granted in the Fourth Yeare of His Majesties Reigne And the Commissioners for every such County and Ridings and for the respective Hundreds and Divisions therein shall take care that the said Proportions be regulated and charged levied and raised accordingly And if any deficiency shall remaine nevertheless in raising the entire Sum charged by the said Act upon the whole County or Riding where such Hundred or Division doth lye such Deficiency shall be made good in such Hundreds or Divisions of the same County or Riding as are not fully charged with the like Proportion of Three Fourth Parts of the said former Aid soe as the full Sum charged by the said Act upon the whole County or Counties Riding or Ridings before mentioned shall be fully answered and paid to His Majesties use according to the true meaning of the said Act although the Rate thereby upon any Lands Tenements or other Things do or may exceed Three Shillings in the Pound Any thing in the Act above mentioned to the contrary thereof notwithstanding
LXXIX. Reasons for the present Enactment.
Re-assessments herein mentioned made good.
And whereas it hath so happened that the Moneys assessed in pursuance of the Directions of the said late Act have not been nor could be collected or levied by reason of some Houses standing empty and others being fallen in their Rents and Values and other like Accidents and thereupon the respective Commissioners and Assessors in the said Act named have been or must be forced to make Reassessments in severall Parishes and Places where such Deficiences have happened whereby some Persons have been or may be assessed to pay something more than after the Rate of Three Shillings for every Twenty Shillings of the yearly Values of their Houses or Lands to make good the said Deficiencies which may occasion Suits and Differences concerning the legality and validity of such Reassessments For the preventing thereof be it enacted and declared by the Authority aforesaid That all such Reassessments made or to be made within the respective Hundreds Divisions Parishes Townes or Places being allowed and signed by such Number of the said Commissioners as by the said Act are required to signe the Duplicates of the Assessments therein mentioned shall be good and valid and effectuall in the Law Any thing to the contrary notwithstanding
LXXX. Proviso for the Annuities to the Queen Dowager, and to Prince George and Princess Anne of Denmark.
Provided alwaies and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That this Act or any thing the rein contained shall not charge or be construed to charge Her Majesty the Queen Dowager or Her Treasurer or Trustees with the above mentioned Duty or Payment of Three Shillings for every Twenty Shillings by the Yeare for or in respect of the yearly Sums of Ten thousand nine hundred seaventy two Pounds Nineteene Shillings and Three Pence and one Twenty fourth part of a Penny and One thousand two hundred thirty six Pounds Sixteene Shillings and a Penny Halfe-penny granted to Her Majesty by Two severall Letters Patents under the Great Seal of England One bearing Date on or about the Twentieth Day of December One thousand six hundred seaventy two and the other bearing Date on or about the Ninth Day of October One thousand six hundred seaventy four nor to charge his Royall Highness Prince George Hereditary of Denmarke and her Royall Highness the Princess Ann of Denmarke or either of them or their Trustees with the above mentioned Duties or Payment of Three Shillings for every Twenty Shillings by the Yeare for or in respect of the yearly Sums of Thirty thousand Pounds and Twenty thousand Pounds by the Yeare granted to severall Persons in Trust for their Royall Highnesses by severall Letters Patents under the Great Scale of England bearing Date on or about the Twentieth Day of February One thousand six hundred eighty five and the Three and twentieth Day of May One thousand six hundred and ninety but that the said Annuities or yearly Sums and Her Majesty the said Queen Dowager and their Royal Highnesses and their respective Trustees Treasurers and Receivers Generall in respect of the same shall by virtue hereof be acquitted and discharged of from and against the said Duty of Three Shillings for every Twenty Shillings by the Yeare and all Payments whatsoever which might be charged by this Act for or in respect of the said yearly Sums as if this Act had never been made Any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding
LXXXI. Proviso for apportioning the Tax on the Hundreds in the County of Denbigh, as usual.
Provided alsoe That it may neverthelesse be lawfull for the Commissioners appointed by this Act to execute the Powers therein for the County of Denbigh or the major part of them at their first Generall Meeting which said Generall Meeting shall be at the Towne of Denbigh to proportion the whole Sum laid on that County with the same Equality upon the severall Hundreds of that County as hath been formerly most usually practiced Any thing in this Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding
LXXXII. No Person capable of being a Commissioner, unless he was charged to the last Year's Land Tax, for the Value of £50 per Ann., or at the Time of executing this Act shall be liable to be taxed for that Value.
Provided alsoe and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That no Person shall be capable of acting as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act or of any the Powers therein contained in or for any County at large within the said Kingdom of England Dominion of Wales or in or for any of the Ridings in the County of Yorke unless such Person by himselfe or his Tenants or Trustees was taxed or did pay in the same County or Riding for the Value of Fifty Pounds per Annum or more by virtue of the Act made and passed in the Ninth Yeare of His Majesties Reigne intituled An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million Four hundred eighty four thousand and fifteene Pounds One Shilling Eleaven Pence Three Farthings for disbanding Forces paying Seamen and other Uses therein mentioned or unless such Person soe appointed to be a Commissioner shall at the time of the Execution of this Act be by himselfe or Tenants or Trustees lyable to be taxed by virtue of this Act for an Estate in Lands Tenements or Hereditaments of the said Value of Fifty Pounds per Annum or more within the said County or Riding and which was taxed or did pay in the same County or Riding by virtue of the Act last mentioned
LXXXIII. Commissioners not disabled from being Commissioners for any Places for which they may be Inhabitants, &c.; No Attorney, &c. capable.
Provided neverthelesse and it is alsoe hereby enacted That no Person who is appointed to be a Commissioner for executing this Act shall be disabled from acting as a Commissioner within and for any City Borough Cique-Port or Corporate Towne only whereof he shall be an Inhabitant at the time of the Execution of this Act nor from acting as a Commissioner within any the Inns of Court or Inns of Chancery And that no Attorney or Solicitor or Person practiceing as such or any Receiver Generall or Collector of any Aid granted to His Majesty shall be capable of acting as a Commissioner in the Execution of this present Act Any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding
LXXXIV. Persons acting who are hereby disabled,; Penalty £50.
And it is hereby further enacted That if any Person intended by this Act to be disabled for any the Causes aforesaid shall neverthelesse presume to act as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act or any the Powers herein contained every such Person for such Offence shall forfeite the Sum of Fifty Pounds to any Person or Persons that will informe or Sue for the same to be recovered in any of His Majesties Courts of Record by Action of Debt or of the Case Bill Suit or Information wherein no Essoigne Protection Wager of Law or more than one Imparlance shall be allowed.
LXXXV. Liberty given for administering Oaths relating to Talleys and Orders, till 29th Sept. 1699.
8&9 W.III.c.20; 9 W.III. c.3.
And be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That all and every Person and Persons Bodies Politick or Corporate who since the Tenth Day of June One thousand six hundred ninety seaven or before the Nine and twentieth Day of September One thousand six hundred ninety nine have bought or purchased or shall have bought or purchased any Orders or Parts of Orders or Tallies and through Ignorance Inadvertency or by any other Neglect or Omission have not or shall not have taken such Assignments and registred the same and made such Oath thereupon concerning the Prœmium or Allowance as are required by Two Acts the one made in the Eighth Yeare of His Majesties Reigne intituled (An Act for making good the Deficiencies of severall Funds therein mentioned and for enlargeing the Capitall Stock of the Bank of England and for raising the Publick Credit) And the other made in the Ninth Yeare of His Majesties Reigne intituled (An Act to give further time for the administring of Oaths relating to Tallies and Orders and for the easier Dispatch of the Publick Businesse in the Exchequer and in the Bank of England) within the respective time or times thereby limitted and the Executors Administrators Successors and Assignes of all and every such Person and Persons Bodies Politick and Corporate shall have Liberty for the doing thereof at any time or times upon or before the said Nyne and twentieth Day of September One thousand six hundred ninety nine and the respective Officers Commissioners or other Persons who were impowered by the said first recited Act to administer the said Oaths within the respective times thereby limitted are hereby authorized to administer the like Oaths within the time by this Act appointed
LXXXVI. No Person to continue a Receiver General, who has not passed his Accounts before 24th Aug. 1699.
Provided alwaies That no Person shall be capable of continuing a Receiver Generall by virtue of this Act who hath been Receiver Generall of any Aids or Sums of Money heretofore granted to His Majesty by any Act of Parliament and shall not have passed his Account for the same and obtained his Quietus out of the Pipe for the same and produced a Certificate thereof to the Lord High Treasurer or Lords Commissioners of the Treasury before the Four and twentieth Day of August in the Yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred ninety nine
LXXXVII. Appropriation of £600,000, first, for disbanding, then for Subsistence and Clearings of the Guards and Garrisons in England and the Dominions there (Ireland excepted) for the Year 1699, and for Half Pay Officers disbanded, and for the Ordinary of the Ordnance, for the Year 1699.
And it is further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That out of the Money that hath been or shall be levied or paid into the Receipt of His Majesties Exchequer by virtue of this Act or of one other Act of this present Session of Parliament intituled An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty for disbanding the Army and other necessary Occasions by the Loans that have or shall be transferred to this present Act by virtue of the last recited Act a Sum not exceeding the Sum of Six hundred thousand Pounds shall be and is hereby appropriated to the Services herein after mentioned that is to say in the first Place so much of the said Sum of Six hundred thousand Pounds as is or shall be sufficient for the paying off and disbanding the Regiments Troops and Companies by the said Act appointed and enacted to be disbanded and the Residue of the said Sum of Six hundred thousand Pounds is hereby appropriated for and towards the Subsistance and Clearings of His Majesties Guards and Garrisons in England and the Dominions thereunto belonging (Ireland excepted) for the Yeare One thousand six hundred ninety nine and for and towards the Halfe Pay now due and which shall grow due to Officers disbanded or to be disbanded and for and towards the Ordinary of the Ordnance for the said Yeare One thousand six hundred ninety nine.
LXXXVIII. £800,000 for the Navy and Ordnance, Sea Service; whereof £500,000 for Wages to Seamen, and £300,000 for other Services of the Navy, Victualling and Ordnance Sea Service.
And be it further enacted That out of the Moneys ariseing by virtue of this Act as aforesaid the further Sum of Eight hundred thousand Pounds shall be and is hereby appropriated for the Service of the Navy and Ordnance for Sea Service performed and to be performed that is to say out of the said Sum of Eight hundred thousand Pounds the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds shall be applyed for and towards the Payment of Wages to Seamen that have or shall serve in His Majesties Navy Royall and of Wages to His Majesties Yards And the remainder of the said Sum of Eight hundred thousand Pounds shall be applied to the other Services of the Navy Victualling and Ordnance for Sea Service performed and to be performed
LXXXIX. £40,374 17s. 17d.in Malt Tickets, and £58,620 7s. 2d. in Tallies, on Duties on Leather, which remained in the Hands of Treasurer of Navy on 17th March 1698, issued to the Victualling.; £74,903 7s.3d. in Tallies on Third 4s. Aid, and £113,829 1s.11d. in Tallies on First 3s. Aid, issued to the Course of the Navy. Treasury may allow a Discount, not exceeding £10 per Cent; Buyer not obliged to take Oath concerning Premiums.
And whereas there were divers Talleys Malt Tickets and other Securities on the Seaventeenth Day of March One thousand six hundred ninety eight in the Hands of the Treasurer of the Navy directed to be applied to the Payment of Wages to Seamen And forasmuch as the said Talleys and Securities cannot be used in the said Service without great Losse and may be more usefully [employed (fn. 11) ] to other Services of the Navy Be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the said Malt Tickets amounting to the Sum of Foarty thousand three hundred seaventy four Pounds Seaventeene Shillings and Seaven Pence and the Talleys on the late Duty of Coal transferred to the Duty on Leather amounting to the Sum of Fifty eight thousand six hundred and twenty Pounds Seaven Shillings and Two Pence in the Treasurer of the Navies Hands as aforesaid shall be applied with the Interest due and to be due thereon to the Service of victualling His Majesties Navy performed and to be performed and the Talleys in the Treasurer of the Navys Hands as aforesaid on the Third Four Shillings Aid amounting to Seaventy four thousand nine hundred and three Pounds Seaven Shillings and Three Pence and the Talleys on the First Three Shillings Aid amounting to the Sum of One hundred and thirteen thousand eight hundred twenty nine Pounds One Shilling and Eleaven Pence shall be applied with the Interest due and to be due thereon to the Course of the Navy for Services performed and to be performed And the Commissioners of His Majesties Treasury and Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being are hereby impowered to allow to such as shall accept the said Talleys and other Securities in or in part of Payment soe much by way of Discount of the Principall not exceeding Ten Pounds per Centum as to them the said Commissioners of His Majesties Treasury and Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being shall seeme fitting and that upon the selling of any the Talleys or Orders soe to be applyed or any part of the same the Buyer shall not be obliged to take the Oath lately established concerning the Præmium thereof Any other Act to the contrary notwithstanding
XC. Sufficient of £600,000 appropriated for disbanding Regiments, &c. allowed for disbanding the Four Regiments of Seymour, Colt, Mordant, and Brudenell, till 20th May 1669.; Such Application not interpreted an Offence against c.1.ante.
Provided alwaies and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That out of the Sum of Six hundred thousand Pounds by this Act appropriated for paying off and disbanding of Regiments Troops and Companies by the said other Act of this Session disbanded or enacted to be disbanded as aforesaid and for other Purposes before mentioned so much as shall be sufficient for disbanding the Four Regiments of Colonel William Seymour Colonel Edward Dutton Colt Colonel Henry Mordant and Colonel Thomas Brudenel may lawfully be issued paid and applyed for the disbanding of the said Four Regiments at any time before the Twentieth Day of May One thousand six hundred ninety nine And that the issueing paying or applying the same or any part thereof to and for such Use and Purpose to the Officers and Soldiers of the said Regiments or any of them or the keeping of them or any of them together untill the said Twentieth Day of May One thousand six hundred ninety nine shall not be interpreted any Offence against any the Clauses Matters or Things contained in the said Act intituled An Act for granting an Ayd to His Majesty for disbanding the Army and other necessary Occasions or subject any Person or Persons to any the Penalties or Forfeitures therein contained Any thing in this or the said other Act to the contrary notwithstanding
XCI. Pay due to the Commission Officers of the Guards and Garrisons, to be stated every Two Months, from 25th March 1699 to 26th December; following, and paid out of the Money appropriated by this Act.
And be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the Pay-master Generall of His Majesties Forces shall upon the Returnes of the Muster Rolls by the Commissary Generall of the Musters unto the said Pay-master (which Returns are hereby directed to be made in every Two Months at the furthest to be computed from the Five and twentieth Day of March One thousand six hundred ninety nine to the Six and twentieth day of December One thousand six hundred ninety nine) state the respective Pay due to the Commission Officers of His Majesties Guards and Garrisons And the Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being are hereby impowered and directed from time to time to issue unto the said Pay-master out of the Money appropriated by this Act for the Payment of the said Guards and Garrisons so much as may be sufficient to cleare the said Officers Accounts of Pay due for their service within the times last above mentioned
XCII. Out of the next Money arising by the Customs granted by 6 & 7 W. & M.c. 1. for Five Years, ending 26th Dec. 1699, after £1,250,000 borrowed thereon, and the Interest thereof is satisfied, £40,000 to be applied for Premiums to Contractors for circulating Exchequer Bills.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That out of the neat Moneys ariseing or to arise and which shall be paid into His Majesties Exchequer by virtue of the Act of Parliament made and passed in the Sixth Yeare of the Reigne of His Majesty and the late Queen Mary of blessed Memory whereby a Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage and other Duties payable upon Merchandizes exported and imported were granted for the terme of Five Yeares which will end on the Six and twentieth Day of December One thousand six hundred ninety nine over and above the necessary Charges of and Allowances incident to the levying raising and manageing the said Subsidy or other Duties and after all the Moneys remaining unpaid of the Sum not exceeding Twelve hundred and fifty thousand Pounds borrowed on the Credit of the yearly Sum of Three hundred thousand Pounds appropriated thereupon and all the Interest remaining due and to grow due for the same or any part thereof shall be satisfied or that sufficient Money of the said Subsidy and other Duties shall be reserved and kept in Bank for the clearing and paying off all the said Principal and Interest the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds shall be appropriated and applied and is hereby appropriated to satisfie the Præmiums and Rewards due or to be due to such Persons as have contracted or shall contract to advance Money from time to time for exchanging or circulating the Bills commonly called Exchequer Bills as the Commissioners of His Majesties Treasury or any Three of them now being or the Treasurer of the Exchequer or any Three or more of the Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being shall direct and appoint who are hereby alsoe impowered to assigne the same in Talleys to that Purpose
XCIII. The Rules contained in the Act for the 2s. Aid, granted 1 W.& M.c.1. to be observed concerning the paying the Monies arising by this Act into the Exchequer.
And to the end the Sums by this Act appropriated may not be diverted or applied to any other Purposes than are hereby directed and intended Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the Rules and Directions appointed and enacted in one Act made in the First Yeare of His Majesties Reigne intituled An Act for granting to Their Majesties an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound for One Yeare for the speedy Payment of Money thereby granted into the Receipt of the Exchequer by the Collectors and Receivers and for the Distribution and Application thereof and keeping distinct Accounts of the same and all other Provisions Pains Penalties and Forfeitures thereby enacted in case of Diversion and Misapplication of any Money thereby appropriated are hereby revived and enacted to be in force and shall be practised applied executed and put in Ure for and concerning the Distribution and Application of the said Sums hereby appropriated as fully amply and effectually as if the same were here again particularly repeated and re-enacted
XCIV. Commissioners to take an Account of the Grants of the Irish Forfeitures appointed for Six Months, from 10th May 1699.
Commissioners to take Account of Names of Persons who have been outlawed, attainted, &c. since the 13th Feb. 1688, and of the Baronies, &c. of which such Persons were seised or possessed at the Time of Treason committed, &c; and for this Purpose the said Commissioners enabled to meet as herein mentioned; who may issue their Precepts for Attendance of Persons, and Production of Books, &c; Sheriffs, &c. to execute such Precepts, &c.
Oath to be taken by some One of the said Commissioners; who is to administer the same to the other Commissioners; Commissioners to account, under Hand and Seal of Four, to the King and Parliament.
And to the Intent the late forfeited Estates in Ireland may be hereafter applied in ease of His Majesties good Subjects of this Realme Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the Persons herein after named or any Four or more of them shall be and are hereby constituted Commissioners for the Space of Six Months to be accounted from the Tenth Day of May One thousand six hundred ninety nine and no longer for inquiring into and takeing an Account of all such Estates both Reall and Personall within the Kingdom of Ireland which have been forfeited for High Treason by any Person or Persons whatsoever during the late Rebellion within that Kingdom And to the Intent that His Majesty and this Kingdom may be truly informed and satisfied of the Value thereof the said Commissioners or any Four or more of them are hereby impowered and required to take a true and just Account of the Names of all and every Person and Persons whatsoever who have been outlawed convicted or attainted of High Treason within the said Kingdom of Ireland since the Thirteenth Day of February One thousand six hundred eighty eight and of the respective Baronies Mannors Messuages Rents Tythes Woods Lands Tenements Hereditaments Goods and Chattells and all Reall and Personall Estates and Interests whatsoever forfeited by reason of any such Outlawry Conviction Attainder or High Treason whereof every such Person was respectively seized or possessed either in Possession Reversion Remainder or Expectancy or was any other waies intituled unto or interested in either in Law or Equity at the time of such Treason committed or at any time afterwards and of the Quantity Quality Nature and true Value thereof and within what Barony Place and Places within each County each such Estate is scituated and of what Grants Dispositions or Reversalls of Outlawries have been at any time made or procured and by or to whom of any and which of the said Forfeitures and upon what Consideration since the said Thirteenth Day of February One thousand six hundred eighty eight And for the better enabling the said Commissioners or any Four or more of them to take the said Accounts the said Commissioners or any Four or more of them are hereby enabled from time to time to meete at any Place or Places within the said Kingdom of Ireland where they shall think fitt with or without Adjournment and to send their Precept or Precepts for any Person or Persons within the said Kingdom and for such Books Papers Writings and Records as they shall judge necessary for their Information in all things relateing to the said Accounts and Matters aforesaid and to administer an Oath for the better discovery of the Truth of the Enquiries and Accounts by them to be made to any Person or Persons therein concerned And all Sheriffs Constables and other. His Majesties Officers within the said Kingdom are hereby required to obey and execute such Orders and Precepts as shall be sent to them or any of them by the said Commissioners or any Four or more of them touching the said Premisses And to the Intent the Powers hereby given to the said Commissioners may be faithfully and impartially executed some one of the said Commissioners shall take an Oath before the Chief Baron or any other of the Barons of His Majesties Court of Exchequer in Ireland who is or are hereby impowered to administer the same impartially truly and faithfully s to demeane himselfe in examineing and takeing the said Accounts and executing the Powers by this Act given to the said Commissioners And every other of the said Commissioners before he enters upon the Execution of the Powers hereby given to him shall likewise take the same Oath before the Commissioner sworne before the said Chief Baron or any other Baron which said Commissioner is hereby authorized to administer such Oath to every other of the said Commissioners after he himselfe shall have taken the said Oath as aforesaid And the said Commissioners shall from time to time being thereunto required give an Account in Writing under any Four or more of their Hands and Seales to the Kings Majesty and both Houses of Parliament within this Kingdom of their Proceedings in Execution of this Act.
XCV. The Commissioners Names of forfeited Estates in Ireland.
And be it further enacted That Henry Earl of Drogheda in the Kingdom of Ireland Francis Annesley of the Inner Temple London Esquire John Trenchard of the Inner Temple London Esquire James Hamylton of Tullymore in the County of Downe in Ireland Esquire Henry Langford of Dublin Esquire Sir Richard Leving of Dublin Knight Sir Francis Brewster of Dublin Knight or any Four or more of them shall be the Commissioners for putting in Execution soe much of this Act as relates to forfeited Estates in Ireland.