Charles I, 1625
An Acte for the confirmacion of the Subsidies graunted by the Clergie.

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'Charles I, 1625: An Acte for the confirmacion of the Subsidies graunted by the Clergie.', Statutes of the Realm: volume 5: 1628-80 (1819), pp. 3-9. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47201 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Recital of Grant of Three entire Subsidies given by the Clergy of Canterbury.

WHERE the Prelates and Clergie of the Province of Canterbury, for divers weightie consideracions, respecting his Majesties extraordinary occasions, have lovinglie, and liberallie given and granted to the Kings most Excellent Majestie, three whole and entire Subsidies of foure shillings in the pound, to be taken and levied, of all and singular their promocions Spirituall within the same Province, at such dayes and tymes, and in such manner and forme, and with such excepcions and provisions, as bee specified and delivered in a certaine instrument by them thereof made, and delivered unto the Kings Majestie, under the Seale of the most reverend Father in God, George, now Archbishop of Canterbury, and Primate of all England, which Instrument is now exhibited in this p[re]sent Parliament to be ratified and confirmed: the tenor whereof ensueth in theise words;

Tenor of the Instrument;

Inclytissimo & Serenissimo D[omin]o n[ostr]o Carolo, Dei gra Angl[ie] Scocie, Franc[ie];, & Hib[ernie] Regi Fidei Defensori & c. Georgius divina providencia Cantuar Archiep[iscop]us, tocius Angal[ia]s Primas & Metropolitanus, p[ro]pensissimam subjec cionem, & obedientiam, ac in eo, qui est Rex Regum, & D[ominu]s dominanciu[m], su[m]mam felicitatem. Serenissime vere Majestati, p[er] publicum hoc instrumentum testatum facim[us], q[uo]d Prelati & Clerus Provincie n[ostr]e Cantuariensis, in convocac[i]oe, sive sacra Synodo Provinciali, authoritate bris vri Regij ad nos dati in domo Capitulari Eccl[es]ie Cat[hedral]is S[anct]i Pauli London vicesimo die mensis Junij Anno D[omin]i mial[ia]simo sexcentesimo vicesimo quinto (ex continuac[i]oe & p[ro]rogac[i]oe ejusdem) inchoata & celebrata, ac de die in diem, & loco in locum, usq[ue] ad & in octavū diem instantis Mensis Julij, anno p[re]d[ic]io post meridiem eciam continuata & p[ro]rogata, in Eccl[es]ia Collegiata b[ea]ti Petri Westm[m] eodem octavo die p[re]sentis mensis Julij legittime congregati, p[ro] quibusdam arduis & urgentib[us] causis p[er] nos, ejusdem Provincie Clero p[ro]positis, ac int[er] eos sedulo pensitatis, tria integra Subsidia Magnificencie vre Regie, spontaneo, unanimiq[ue] consensu dederunt & concesserunt (p[ro]ut tenore publici hujus Instrumenti plenius liquet) Majestatem eandem supplicit[er] obnixeque rogantes, ut hec eo tria Subsidia benigne accip[er]e, ac equi boniq[ue] consule dignemini. Tenor vero p[re]d[i]cte concessionis se het in eum qui hic sequit[ur] modum.

Prelates, & c. of Province of Canterbury, assembled in Convocation,; grant Three whole Subsidies of 4s. in the Pound on all Spiritual Promotions.

Most gracious Soveraigne, Your Majesties faithfull Subjects, the Prelates and Clergie of the Province of Canterbury, being called together by the Authoritie of your Highnes writt, and att this p[re]sent being orderlie assembled in a Provinciall Synode, or Convocacion, maturelie considering with themselves that great and bounden dutie, which by the rules of the Sacred Scripture they doe owe to your gracious Majestie their Soveraigne Lord, especially for your p[ro]fessed contynuance of the sincere preaching of the Gospell: And moreover as obedient Subjects, well weighing the singuler care which your Majestie hath, for the well guiding and governing of all that people, which is by God co[m]mitted to your charge; And not forgetting those great expences, whereat your Majestie now is, and hereafter is more like to be, aswell for the honorable sustentacion of your Royall estate at home, and the necessary defence of this your Realme, as alsoe for the more effectuall furtherance of your Majesties most Royall and extraordinary designes abroad, as a speciall and significant testimonie of their great joy at your Majesties first entrance unto your Throne, have with one agreement and unanimous consent, given and granted, and by theise p[re]sents doe give and graunte to your Highnes your Heires and Successors three whole and entire Subsidies, of foure shillings in the pound, in manner and forme as here followeth. That is to saie, That every Archbishopp, Bishopp, Deane, Archdeacon, Provost, Master of Colledge, Prebendary, Parson, and Vicar, and every other p[er]son and p[er]sons, of whatsoever name or degree, he or they be within the Province of Canterbury, having or enjoying any Spirituall promocion or other temporall possession to the same spirituall promocion annexed, now not divided, nor separated by Act of Parliament, or otherwise from the possession of the Clergie shall pay to your Highnes your Heires and Successors, for every Pound that he may yearelie receive and dispend by reason of the said Spirituall p[ro]mocion the so[m]me of foure shillings for every of the said three Subsidies.

Benefices to be valued according to Taxation of the Tenth under 26 Hen. VIII. c. 3. but to pay Subsidy on 9-10ths only.

And for the true and certaine value of all the p[ro]mocions and every of them, whereof the payment of theise three Subsidies shalbe made, the rate, taxacion, valuacion, and estimacion now remayning of Record in your Majesties Court of Exchequer for the payment of a p[er]petuall Disme or Tenth, granted unto King Henry the eight of worthie memory, in the six and twentith yeare of his raigne, concerning such p[ro]mocions as now bee in the possession of the Clergie, shall onely be followed and observed, without making any other valuacion, rate taxacion, or estimacion, then in the said Record is comprised. Provided alwaies, that forasmuch as the tenth parte of the said rate and valuacion before mencioned, is yearelie paid to your Highnes for the said p[er]petuall Disme or Tenth, so as there remaine onelie nine parts yeerelie to the Incumbent cleare theise three Subsidies of foure shillings of the pound, shalbe understood and meant onelie of every full pound of the said nine parts, and nothing for any other mony, not amounting to a full .pound.

Manner and Form and Time of Payment of Subsidies; Fee to Receiver or other Officer.

And your Prelates and Clergie doe also graunt, that theise three Subsidies of foure Shillingsof the full pound, of the nine parts of the yearelie value of every Spirituall p[ro]mocion aforesaid within the said province taxed as is aforesaid, shalbe paid to your Majestie your heires and successors in manner and forme following, that is to saie, the first payment and moytie of the first of theise three Subsidies, videal[ia]s, two shillingsof every full pound, as [aforesaid (fn. 1) ] to be due, at and uppon the first day of December, which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord God, One thousand six hundred twentie and seaven, and the second payment and moitie of the first of the said three Subsidies videl[icet], two shillingsof every full pound as aforesaid to be due, att and uppon the first day of June which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred twentie and eight. And the first payment and moytie of the second of the said three Subsidies, videl[icet], two shillingsof every full pound as aforesaid to be due at and uppon the first day of June then next and im[m]ediatelie following in the same yeare, and the second payment and moitie of the second of the said three Subsidies, videl[icet], two shillingsof every full pound as aforesaid, to be due att and uppon the first day of June then next and ym[m]ediatelie following, which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord God, one thousand six hundred twentie and nyne, and the first payment and moytie of the third and last of the said three Subsidies, videl[icet], two shillingsof every full pound as aforesaid, to be due at and uppon the first day of December then next and ym[m]ediatelie following in the same yeare, and the second and last payment, and moitie of the third and last of these three Subsidies, to be due at and uppon the first day of June, which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord God, one thousand six hundred and thirtie, to be delivered and paid by such p[er]son and p[er]sons as in this p[re]sent Graunte, shalbe appointed to have the Colleccion thereof, to the Lord High Tresurer or Under Tresurer of England for the tyme being, or to such p[er]son or p[er]sons, and in such place or places, as shall please your Highnes to appoint to be paid, videl[icet], The first payment of every of the said three Subsidies, which shalbe due att and uppon the first day of December as aforesaid, to be made at or before the last day of February next following every of the aforesaid dayes, when the said payments or moyties shalbe due, and the second payment of every of the said three Subsidies, which shalbe due att and uppon the first day of June as aforesaid, to be made at or before the last day of August next following after every of the aforesaid daies, when the said payments or moities shalbe due, without paying any thing to the Receivor or to any other p[er]son or officer to be assigned for the receipt thereof, for any acquittance or other Discharge or Dispatch uppon any such payment or receipt of the said three Subsidies or any-part thereof, but onelie foure pence, and that to the Clerke, for the writing of the Acquittance or Discharge for every of the said payments.

Subsidy not payable for the Year in which First Fruits are paid.

Provided alwaies, that no p[er]son, which hereafter shalbe p[ro]moted to any Benefice or spirituall p[ro]mocion, and shall compound with your Majestie, your Heires or Successors, for the first fruits of the same, from the first day of December, which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred twentie and seaven, and on this side the first day of June, which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord God, one thousand sixe hundred and thirtie, shalbe contributorie or charged for the same Benefice or Promocion to your Highnes, your Heires or Successors, with any Part of the said three Subsidies, during the first yeare after the tyme of any such compounding for his first fruits.

Archbishops, & c. to be Collectors.

Item your Highnes said Prelats and Clergie doe graunt, that every Archbishopp, Bishopp, and (the See being void) every Deane and Chapter of that See void, and none other p[er]son or p[er]sons shalbe Collector of the said three Subsidies within their p[ro]per Dioces during the tyme appointed for the Payment of the said three Subsidies.

Collectors offering Payment, Officer to receive the same within Four Days, and give Receipt to Collector; Auditors to take Accounts and make Allowances.; Delaying, & c. so to do,; Penalty £10.; Imprisonment until Penalty paid..

And your said Prelates and Clergie doe most humblie beseech your Majestie, that it may be enacted by your Majestie and your high Court of Parliament, for the speedie payment of the said three Subsidies, and to avoid delayes thereof, that when, and as often as any Collector or Collectors, chargeable with the Colleccion of the said three Subsidies, or any part thereof, or their or any of their Under collector or Undercollectors, Deputie or Deputies, or any of them, shall offer the Payment of the said three Subsidies, or of any part of them to the use of your Majestie, your Heires [and (fn. 2) ] Successors, to any p[er]son or p[er]sons appointed to receive the same by your Highnesse, or by your Lord High Treasurer, that the said p[er]son or p[er]sons so appointed, shall within foure Daies next after such appointment, receive, or cause to be received the Money soe offred to be paid, without any further delay, and deliver one sufficient Bill, testifying the receipt thereof, to the said Collector, or his Undercollector or Deputie, uppon every such particuler Payment. And that every such Auditor, as is, or shalbe appointed to take or receive the account of any such Collector or Collectors, or of their severall Undercollectors or Deputies, shall within six daies, next after request to him to be made, truly and indifferentlie take the said account, and make allowance as by this Graunte is appointed, uppon paine that every such p[er]son or p[er]sons appointed to receive the same so[m]me or so[m]mes of money soe offered, and every such Auditor shall lose and forfeit for every default or delay to be made to the Collector or Collectors, Undercollector or Undercollectors, Deputie or Deputies soe offering to make Payment or account, as is aforesaid, the so[m]me of ten pounds of lawfull mony of England, the one moietie thereof to be to your Majestie, your Heires and Successors, and the other moietie to the said Collector or Collectors, Undercollector or Undercollectors, Deputie or Deputies so greived, the same to be paid uppon complaint to be made to the said Lord Tresurer, or Undertresurer, or to the Lord Cheife Baron of your Majesties Court of Exchequer, who uppon such complaint shall p[re]sentlie examine the matter, and fynding default shall co[m]mitt the offender to Warde, there to remaine untill he shall have paid the said severall so[m]mes so forfeited.

Power to Collectors to levy Subsidies; may account for the same as the King and Exchequer shall appoint, as Archbishops, & c. account for the Tenth.; Archbishop, & c. gathering and paying what they can, to be discharged for the rest.; Sixpence in the Pound allowed to Collectors.

And for the better levying and recovering of these three Subsidies, or any of them, your said Prelates and Clergie doe likewise most humblie beseech your Majestie, that it may be enacted by your Majestie, and your said High Court of Parliament, in manner and forme following, That is to saie, That every Collector of the said three Subsidies, and of every part and parcell of them, and their lawfull Undercollector or Undercollectors, Deputie or Deputies may have full power and Authoritie to use all such waies and meanes and processe, as be p[re]scribed in the Act of p[er]petuall disme for the Colleccion and levying thereof, and may make account of the same before the Lord High Tresurer or Undertresurer of England, for the tyme being, or any other Officer by your Highnes or your Court of Exchequer, to be appointed for the same, and in such place as your Majestie shall likewise assigne, in such wise, and after such forme onelie, as the said Archbishopp and Bishops bee now charged to make accompt for the said p[er]petuall Disme and tenth: whereby is meant that the lacke and default of payment, of and for any Spirituall p[ro]mocion or p[ro]mocions, shall onelie charge such incumbent or incumbents and such others as be bound to pay the same, And that the Archbishopp, Bishopp, Deane and Chapter, gathering that which they can receive, and making payment thereof, shall for the rest, not by them received, be discharged by their Certificate, to be made unto your Highnes Court of Exchequer, for every of the aforesaid payments, which shalbe due uppon the first day of December in any of the aforesaid yeares, at or before the last day of Februarie next and imediatelie following every of the aforesaid daies, when every of the said payments shalbe due, And for every of the aforesaid payments, which shalbe due uppon the first day of June, in any of the aforesaid yeares, at or before the last day of August, next and ymediatelie following every of the aforesaid daies, when the said payments shalbe due, and that six pence of every pound, wherewith the Collector shalbe charged in this account clerelie to be paid into the Receipt of your Majesties Exchequer, or into such other place as shall please your Highnes to appoint, shalbe allowed unto the said Collector uppon his account for the same at every of the aforesaid severall tymes of payment for the charges of the said Colleccion, Portage, safe conveying and paying of the said three Subsidies.

Incumbents, & c. being monished and not paying Subsidies; Proceedings.

And moreover that it may be enacted likewise, that after any payment of the said three Subsidies shalbe once due by vertue of this Graunt, if any Incumbent of any Benefice or Promocion Spirituall, charged to the Payment of any of the said three Subsidies or any part thereof, being at any tyme after that the same payment shalbe due lawfullie monished, either p[er]sonallie, or at his Dignitie, Stall, Church, or Mansion house, by the Archbishop or Bishop of the Dioces, or his Undercollector or Undercollectors, Deputie or Deputies, or by the Deane and Chapter (the See being void) or by any of their Undercollector or Undercollectors, Deputie or Deputies authorised in that behalfe to appeare by himselfe or his Deputie at a certaine day and place of convenient distance to the said Incumbent, then to be signified and p[re]fixed, and then and there to pay such parte of the said three Subsidies for his Benefice or p[ro]mocion spirituall or the whole, as then by virtue of this Graunt shalbe due, doe not either att the same day and place soe to him signified and p[re]fixed, trulie content and paye, or cause to be contented [or (fn. 3) ] payed such Payments of the said three Subsidies, as then by him shall be due to be paide unto the same Archbishopp or Bishop, or to his

Such Default to be certified into Exchequer.; Penalty.

Undercollector or Undercollectors, Deputie or Deputies, or to the Deane and Chapter of anie See being voide, or to their Undercollector or Undercollectors, Deputie or Deputies or to one of them, shewing sufficient deputacion from the said Archbishop, Bishop, or Deane [or (fn. 4) ] Chapter under his or their Seale in that behalfe [be (fn. 5) ] ready att the said day and place soe signified and p[re]fixed, to receave anie payment of the said three Subsidies then due and openlie demaunding the same, or els paie everie of the paymentsof the said three Subsidies given by this Graunt within fiftie daies next after anie such p[re]fixed daies of warning at the furthest (so that open demand be made of every of the said Paiments of the said three Subsidies in and at the saide place and day before p[re]fixed) That then everie Incumbent so making defaulte of anie of the Payments aforesaid, which shalbe due from him for anie of the parts of the said three Subsidies as aforesaid after such Default thereof certified into your Majesties Exchequer in writing under the Seale and hand writing of anie Archbishop, or Bishop, or the co[m]mon Seale of the Deane and Chapter (the See being voide) charged with the colleccio[n] of the said three Subsidies or anie part thereof soe that the said Certificate shalbe made according to the forme hereafter expressed and exhibited into your Majesties said Court of Exchequer, videal[ia]s for everie of the aforesaid paiements of the said three Subsidies, which shalbe due the firste day of December in anie of the aforesaid yeeres att or before the laste day of Februarie next following everie of the aforesaid daies when everie of the said paiements shalbe due, And for everie of the aforesaid payments which shalbe due upon the firste day of June in anie of the aforesaide yeeres att or before the last daie of August next following everie of the aforesaid daies, when everie of the saide payments shalbe due, as aforesaid shall forfeite and lose unto your Majestie your Heires and Successors all the p[ro]fitts which of that onlie Dignitie, Benifice or p[ro]mocion, for the which he maketh such default of payment and whereof such Certificate shalbe made, shall come grow and arise unto him (over and above the Charges of serving the Cure and the annuall Tenth due to be paid out of his said Living) in one whole yeare next after such Certificate made and delivered unto your Highnes Courte of Exchequer and there admitted in case the said Incumbent shall soe long live And that everie such Certificate of anie such default of Paiement shalbe made according to the tenor and effect ensuing, (mutatis mutandis,)

Form of Certificate of Default.

Honorabilis & egregijs viris D[omin]o Thesaurario & Baronib[us] de S[caccar]io Illustrissimi D[omin]i n[ostr]i D[omin]i Caroli Dei g[rati]a Angal[ia]s Scoc[iae] Franc[iae] & Hib[er]nie Regis fidei Defensoris & c. Vester humilis I. p[er]missione Divinia L. Ep[iscop]us authoritate & vigore cujusdam actus Parliamenti, Anno Regni dci D[omi]ni Regis primo editi & p[ro]visi ad colligend & levandum tria Subsidia eidem D[omin]o Regi in eodem Parliamento p[er] Prelatos & Clerum Cantuarie p[ro]vincie concessa videal[ia]s p[ro] prima soluc[i]oe primi Subsidij solvend primo die Decembris ultimo p[re]t[er]iti infra Dioces n[ostr]am L. duputatus & [authoritatus (fn. 6) ] om[m]imodam reverenciam tantis viris debitam cum honore. Vris reverencijs ha[rum] serie an[n]uncio & c[er]tifico me p[re]fat E[piscopu]m modo quo p[re]fertent deputat[um] & [authoritatum (fn. 7) ] sufficient[er] & cum om[m]i diligencia requisivisse p[er] N. O. Subcollect[orem] seu deputatum meum in hac parte de quovis beneficio & p[ro]moc[i]oe eccal[ia]siastic in quadam Scedula p[re]sentib[us] annexa sp[er]ificatis, su[m]mas soluc[i]ois dci primi Subsidij p[re] dcis beneficijs & p[ro]moc[i]oib[us] debitas & solvendas, dco primo die Decembris ultimo p[re]t[er]iti p[ro]ut in eadem Schedula p[re]sentib[us] annex plenius liquet & apparet Sed dcas su[m]mas ex causis in eadem Scedula allegatis recip[er]e non potui. In cujus rei testimoniu[m] Sigillum meum p[re]sentib[us] apposui. Dat[um] die mensis Anno D[omi]ni.

Form of Schedule referred to in Certificate.

The forme of which Schedule above mencioned ensueth.

Civitas L. vel Decanatus de H. A. B. Rector vel Vicarius ibm monitus fuit apud p[re]dict die mensis ultimo p[re]t[er]iti p N. O. Subcollectorem seu deputat meum ad solvend apud Eccal[ia]siam de L. in Com[m] R. die mensis p[ro]x[imi] sequen soluc[i]oem sive illam part dci primi Subsidij p[er] ipsam debitam primo die Decembris ultimo p[re]t[er]iti p[ro] p[ro]moc[i]oe sua p[re]dica. Sed p[re]dcus A. B. nec apud Ecclesiam de L. p[re]dict eodem die, nec alibi p[er] quinquaginta dies postea, su[m]mam p[er] ipsam debitam (ut p[re]fert (fn. 8) ) solvit vel satisfecit, neq[ue] dcam su[m]mam de p[ro]ficuis dce p[ro]moc[i]ois nec de bonis & catallis dci A. B. aliquo modo levare sive recip[er]e potui.

Proviso for Tender of Payment by Incumbent, & c. before Certificate exhibited into the Exchequer; Trial of Tender.; If Issue found for Incumbent, he to enjoy his Promotion.

Provided allwaies that if anie p[er]son or Incumbent chargeable by this Act or graunt to anie payment of these three Subsidies or anie part thereof shall proffer and tender payment of anie so[m]me due to the Archbishop of Bishop, or to the Deane and Chapter where the See is void, or to anie Undercollector or Undercollectors Deputie or Deputies of anie Archbishop Bishopp or Deane and Chapter aforesaid at anie time before the Certificate exhibited into the Exchequer as is aforesaid that then notwithstanding the Certificate made as is aforesaid against anie such p[er]son the said Incumbent or p[er]son, against whome the Certificate was so made shall and may averre the offer and tender of his Payment as is aforesaid and of the same shalbe tryed either by sufficient witnesses before the Lord Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer or by the tryall of twelve men uppon anie issue thereuppon to be joyned betwixt the said Incumbent and anie other p[er]son or p[er]sons that he or anie for him did offer and tender the Paiement of the so[m]me due as aforesaid, which being found for the Incumbent then evirie such Incumbent shall have and injoye his Promocion or p[ro]mocions still without forfeiture or losing to your Majestie your Heires or Successors anie the p[ro]fitts thereof and as though noe Certificate or default of anie such payment had bene made or exhibited, anie thing in this p[re]sent Graunt or Act to the contrarie notwithstanding.

Quietus est to Archbishops, & c. being Collectors; Fee for Quietus est.; Refusing, & c. Quietus est or taking a larger Fee.; Penalty £10.; Particular Acquittance by Collector to Incumbent, & c. a full Discharge in Law.; Acquittance before Certificate not good.

And further that it may be enacted likewise that every Archbishop and Bishop, and Deane and Chapter of every See vacant, and other p[er]sons chargeable to and with the Colleccion of theise three Subsidies within the said Province of Canterbury shall and may have uppon every payment of the same three Subsidies made to the Lord High Tresurer or Undertresurer of England for the tyme being, or to such other p[er]son or p[er]sons in place and places to whome and where it shall please your Highnes, or your Court of Exchequer, to appoint for the receipt thereof at every of the aforesaid tymes of payment, a sufficient acquittance discharge or Quietus est in Writing of the aforesaid Lord High Tresurer or Undertresurer, or of such other p[er]son or p[er]sons, as either your Highnes or your said Court of Exchequer shall assigne for the receipt thereof, or as heretofore in the like cases it hath been accustomed, the same acquittance, discharge or Quietus est witnessing the receipt of so much of the same so[m]me of the said three Subsidies as shalbe so received, and every such acquittance, discharge, or Quietus est in writing subscribed with the name or names of the Lord High Tresurer, or Undertresurer for the tyme being, or of such Auditor or other p[er]son or p[er]sons as it shall please your Highnes or your said Court of Exchequer to appoint for the same receipt, or of such others as heretofore in like cases it hath beene used, shall and may be good and effectuall in the Lawe, and be also as sufficient a discharge to all and every of the said Collectors, to all such intents construccions and purposes, as if the same were made by Act of Parliament, And that every of the said Collectors, shall pay but onelie three shillings foure pence for every generall or finall acquittance discharge or Quietus est, for every payment of the said three Subsidies, And if any p[er]son so assigned, shall refuse or delay to make such a generall or finall acquittance, discharge, or Quietus est for any payment of the said three Subsidies, or shall require or take for the same any more then three shillingsfoure pence: Or if any other Officer of the Exchequer shall require and take of any Collector or Collectors, or of his or their Undercollector or Undercollectors, Deputie or Deputies, in respect of the Colleccion, Payment or account of the said three Subsidies, or any Part thereof, or for expedicion, or for any other cause or p[re]tence whatsoever concerning the same, any fees or so[m]mes of money, other then are before in this p[re]sent Graunt expressly allowed unto them, shall forfeit the so[m]me of tenne pounds of lawfull mony of England, to be paid and recovered in like manner, and to the same uses as is before limited and expressed in this Graunt touching the like Forfeitures of Receivers and Auditors. And also that every particular Acquittance, which uppon any Payment of the said three Subsidies shalbe made by any Collector or Collectors of the said three Subsidies, or of any payment of them, or by his or their Undercollector or Undercollectors Deputie or Deputies, in that behalfe, to any Incumbent of any Benefice or p[ro]mocion Spirituall, or to any p[er]son or p[er]sons contributory and chargeable to and with the said three Subsidies or any part or payment of them, shall be good and effectuall in Lawe, and a full and sufficient discharge to every such Incumbent, and other p[er]son and his Benefice and p[ro]mocion Spirituall, of and for all such so[m]me and so[m]mes of mony, as by the same acquittance shalbe acknowledged to bee received, in respect of the same Benefice, or p[ro]mocion Spirituall, for any payment, or any part of the said three Subsidies: and that none acquittance of any other p[er]son or p[er]sons, made before such Certificate, shall in any wise discharge any p[er]son or p[ro]mocion for any Part or payment of his said Subsidies, nor of any paine penaltie or forfeiture specified in this Graunt.

Names of Undercollectors, & c. certified by Archbishop, & c.

And to the intent it may be knowne to the Court of Exchequer, who be the Undercollector or Undercollectors Deputie or Deputies of every such Archbishopp, Bishopp, or Deane and Chapter authorized to receive the same, and to make acquittance thereof, every Archbishopp, Bishopp, and Deane and Chapter of any See being void, shall yearelie together with their Certificates aforemencioned, certifie the names of every of the Undercollectors or Deputies to be appointed as is aforesaid.

Process not to issue within Twenty Days after Day prefixed for Payment; Fee to Collector on Acquittance.

Provided alwaies, that no Collector of these three Subsidies, or of any part of them, shall use any p[ro]cesse or compulsorie meanes, or exact any Fees or so[m]mes of monie for the same, or otherwise, of any p[er]son for not paying the said three subsidies or any Part thereof, at such certaine day and place as shall be by the Collector, or his Undercollector or Deputie p[re]fixed, in case the said p[er]son shall tender the same unto the Collector or his Undercollector or Deputie within twentie daies next after such p[re]fixed day. And that the said Collectors shall not by themselves or any other take of any p[er]son for the receipt of any severall payment of the said three Subsidies, and for his acquittance thereuppon, any more then foure pence, by any colour or p[re]text whatsoever.

Spiritual Promotions, & c. not chargeable to any other Subsidy.

Provided alwaies, that no Spirituall p[ro]mocions, nor any lands possessions or revenues annexed to the same, being charged by this Graunt of the Province of Canterbury, or any goods or chattells growing being or renewing uppon the same or elsewhere appertayning to the owners of the said Spirituall p[ro]mocions, or to any of them, shalbe charged or made contributorie to any Fifteene or Tenth, or to any other Subsidie alreadie graunted to your Highnes by the Laitie or hereafter to be graunted during the tyme appointed by this graunt for the Payment of the said three Subsidies.

Deans, Archdeacons, Prebendaries, & c. of Cathedrals and Colleges, & c. how chargeable.; Archbishop, & c. to certify Portions chargeable and not chargeable into Exchequer.

Provided also, that all Deanes, Archdeacons, Dignities, Masters, Wardens, and Prebendaries of all Cathedrall and Collegiate Churches, and Colledges or any of them within the said Province shalbe [chargeable (fn. 9) ] with theise three Subsidies for those possessions revenues, and p[ro]mocions onelie, which to their severall promocions, dignities and roomes are cleerelie and distinctlie lymitted, and to their onelie use severed, thereof to pay (the tenth part being deducted) for every and each of the said three Subsidies foure shillingsof every full pound in manner and forme as is above rehearsed. And that all those rents possessions proffitts porcions hereditaments and Spirituall promocions and every of them heretofore by your Highnes, or any of the Kingsor Queenes of this Realme, or any other p[er]son or p[er]sons whatsoever, given, graunted, bequethed, devised, or impropriated unto the said Cathedrall or collegiate Churches or Colledges, or to any of them which any waies be assigned, imployed, or used, either for or towards the yearelie maintenance of Readers of Divinitie, Poore men, Schoolemasters, Ushers, Grammarians, Petie Canons, Conducts, Vicars chorall, Singingmen, Choristers, Virgers, Sextons, or of any other necessarie or dailie Officers or Ministers in such Cathedrall or Collegiate Churches or Colledges, or anie of them, or for or towards the reedifying or repayring of any of the same Cathedrall or Collegiate Churches or Colledges, shall not be charged with any part of theise three Subsidies: the certentie of which porcions aswell chargeable to theise three Subsidies, as not chargeable in this behalfe, the Archbishopp or Bishopp of the Dioces, or (the See being void) the Deane and Chapter or any other to whome the same shall or may appertaine, uppon due search and examinacion shall certifie under his or their Seales into your Highnes said Court of Exchequer, at or before the severall daies aforesaid appointed for the payments of the said three Subsidies.

Proviso for Spiritual Persons paying Pensions.

Provided alwaies, that every Parson Vicar, or other Spirituall p[er]son paying any Pension whereof no allowance is made in the valuacion of his p[ro]mocion or Benefice shall and may retaine to his owne use and releife so much of every pound of every such Pension for every payment of these three Subsidies as he standeth charged by this Graunt to pay for every Part and payment of these three Subsidies out of every pound for the whole valuacion of his Spirituall p[ro]mocion, any Covenant, Graunt, or Bond to the contrarie notwithstanding.

Proviso for Lands, & c. formerly granted for Obits, & c. and come into the hands of King E. VI. under Act 1 Edw. VI. c. 14.

Provided also and your said Prelates and Clergie doe most humblie beseech your Highnes, that it may be enacted by your Majesties authoritie and your High Court of Parliament, that where certaine Lands Tenements Rents Spirituall Promocions Tithes Pencions Porcions Fruits and other Hereditaments, latelie belonging to divers Cathedrall Churches and to other places and p[er]sons Ecclesiasticall within the said Province of Canterbury, which were given and assigned to be bestowed and spent in and on finding and maintayning of certaine Chauntries, Anniversaries, Obites, Lights, Lampes, and other like charges, intents, and purposes, of late came into the hands and possession of the late King of famous memorie, Edward the sixt by force of a Statute thereof made in the first yeare of his raigne as by the said Statute more plainelie appeareth, that the Cathedrall Churches, and the Bishopps, Deanes or Presidents, and Chapters, and Prebendaries of the same, and all other places and p[er]sons Ecclesiasticall and every of them, to whome the said Lands Rents and other the p[re]misses, or anie of them did latelie appertaine, shall not during the tyme appointed by this Graunt for the payment of the said three Subsidies be charged to and with any payment of Subsidie, of and for, that part and porcion of Lands Tenements Rents Spirituall p[ro]mocions and other Hereditaments, or any of them whereunto the said late King by force of the said Statute was intituled or possessed of, nor of any yerelie Rents or Payments going, out of the said Cathedrall Churches and other the Places and p[er]sons Ecclesiasticall aforesaid, And that deduccion and allowance thereof be made to them and every of them accordinglie, in and uppon every payment of the said three Subsidies out of the whole taxacion valuacion and estimacion made for the payment of the said p[er]petuall Disme or Tenth remayning of Record in your Highnes Court of Exchequer as aforesaid for the rate and porcion of Lands Tenements Rents Spirituall p[ro]mocions and other Hereditaments, and those yerelie payments whereunto the said late King was intituled or possessed of, or which since the making of the said Statute, by reason they have byn found as Lands Tenements Rents Tithes and other Hereditaments concealed from the said late King Edward the sixt, the late King Henry the eight, the late Queene Mary, the late Queene Elizabeth, your late most Royall Father, or any of them, or from your Majestie, or otherwise are severed from the possessions of the said Cathedrall Churches, and other the places and p[er]sons aforesaid or of any of them by force of the Statute premised or any otherwise.

Proviso for the Universities; Colleges of Windsor, Westminster, Eaton, and Winchester; ; Hospitals, Free Schools, & c.

Provided also, that these three Subsidies graunted by the Clergie or any part of them, shall not be demaunded or levied out of any Benefice, house of Students or Colledge scituate or sett within either of the Univ[er]sities of Oxford or Cambridge or any Benefice Landes, or other revenues unto the said Univ[er]sities or either of them, or to any house of Students or Colledge in any of the said Univ[er]sities united appropriated or appertayning, or out of any Benefice Lands or revenues of the Colledge of Windsor, or of the Colledge of Westminster, or of the Colledge of Eaton neere Windsor, or of the Colledge called Saint Maries Colledge by Winchester founded by William Wickham sometimes Bishopp of Winchester, or of any Hospitalls Almehouses Grammer Schooles, or of any Church, Benefice, or other, revenues to the said Colledges Hospitalls, Almeshouses or Grammer Schooles, or to any of them annexed appropriated or otherwise appertayning.

Proviso for Livingsnot above £6. 13. 4. yearly.

Provided alwaies, That all Parsons, Vicars, and all other Ecclesiasticall p[er]sons, whose Benefices are not above six pounds thirteene shillingsfoure pence by the yeere after the taxacion aforesaid, shall not be charged with these three Subsidies, or any part of the same.

Livings of £8. and not above £10. yearly Value, shall pay 6s. 8d. on each Subsidy; Vicarages under £8. Incumbent not to be charged.

Provided also that every Viccar, whose Benefice is eight pounds or above, and not above ten pounds by the yeare, after the taxacion aforesaid, shall pay unto your Highnes your Heires and Successors six shillingsand eight pence at every payment of the said three Subsidies, at such times and to such p[er]sons as is aforesaid, for his part of the said three Subsidies, And if any Vicarage be under eight pounds by the taxacion aforesaid, the Incumbent shall not be charged with any part or payment of the said three Subsidies: And for the sure and true payment of these three Subsidies graunted by your said p[re]lates and Clergie of the province of Canterburie, according to the tenor purpose effect and true meaning of this p[re]sent Graunte, your said Prelates and Clergie most humblie desire your Highnes, that this their said Gift, Graunt, and three Subsidies and every matter, so[m]me of mony, Peticion, Clause, p[ro]visions, Reservacions and Sentences in this Instrument conteyned, concerning the said three Subsidies, may be ratified established and confirmed by the authoritie of your Highnes Court of Parliament.

In quo[rum] o[mn]i[u]m & singulo[rum] p[er]misso[rum] fidem & testimonium, Nos Georgius Archiepus Cantuariensis antedcus has p[re]sentes lras nras Testimoniales, sive hoc p[re]sens publicum Instrumentum ad humilem rogatum Prelato[rum] & Cleri p[re]dict, Sigilli nri appensione, ac signo no[m]i[n]e & subscripc[i]oe Johis Drake Notarij publici deputati Nichi Weston Registrarij n[ost]ri principalis, jussim & fecim co[m]uniri. Datum dcio octavo die mensis Julij Anno Dni Mittimo sexcentesimo vicesimo quinto, Regniq[ue] vri felicissimi Angal[ia]s Scocie Franci & Hibn primo & nre translac[i]ois Anno decimo quinto.

Grant ratified by Parliament.

Wherefore for the true and sure payment of the said Subsidies graunted by the said Prelates and Clergie of the said Province of Canterbury according to the tenor effect and true meaning of the said Instrument, Be it enacted by the Kingsmost Excellent Majestie with the assent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall, and the Co[m]mons in this p[re]sent Parliament assembled, and by the authoritie of the same, that the said Gift and Graunte, and every matter so[m]me of mony; peticion, p[ro]vision, clause, and sentence in the same Instrument conteyned, shall stand and be ratified established and confirmed by the authoritie of this p[re]sent Parliament.

II. Power to Collectors to levy Subsidies by Authority of Censures of the Church and by Sequestration, Distress, & c.

And further be it enacted by the authoritie aforesaid, that every p[er]son that shalbe appointed to the collecting and gathering of the said Subsidies, shall have [full (fn. 10) ] power and authoritie to levie take and p[er]ceive the said Subsidies by the Authoritie of the Censures of the Church, That is to saie, by Suspension, Exco[m]municacion, or Interdiccion, and also by Sequestracion of the fruites and proffitts of their Benefices and promocions Spirituall, in whose hands soever they be, and to make sale of the same fruits, without danger of the Lawes of this Realme, or by distresse uppon the possessions of the Farmers or occupiers of the Lands and Tenements chargeable by the said Instrument, for or to the payment of any so[m]me or so[m]mes of monie to be due by force thereof, or otherwise by the discrecion of the

Farmers paying for their Lessors may retain out of Rent.; Exception.

Collector thereof. And that no Replevie, Prohibicion, or Sup[er]sedeas, shall be allowed or obeyed for anie p[er]sons making default of the payment of the said Subsidies or any of them contrary to the tenor of the Graunt thereof, untill such time as they have trulie satisfied and contented all such part and porcions as to them in that behalfe appertayneth. And that every such Farmor and Farmors their Executors and Assignes that shall fortune hereafter to be charged to or with the payment of the said Subsidies or anie part [of them, (fn. 11) ] shall by the Authoritie aforesaid be allowed and retaine in his hands as much of his yearelie Rent and Farme as the so[m]me which he shall fortune to pay for his Lord or Leasour shall extend unto; (except that the said Farmor or Farmors their Executors or Assignes, by the Lease and Graunt that they have of any part of the Landes Tithes Proffitts [and (fn. 12) ] Tenements chargeable to the said Subsidies or by force of any Covenant or Article therein contayned, be bound and charged to pay the same, and thereof to discharge the Leasor and Landlord during the terme mencioned in the said Lease.)

III. Subsidies may be levied by Distress on Farmers of Impropriations.

Sale of Distress.

And likewise, be it enacted by the authoritie of this p[re]sent Parliament, That whereas divers Curates liable to the Subsidies, being oftentymes removeable, doe serve aswell in divers Impropriacions beloingning to the Kings Majestie, as in other Spirituall promocions belonging to other p[er]sons, that for the speedy recoverie of the said Subsidies it may be lawfull to the said Collector or Collectors of the said Subsidies their Deputie or Deputies to levie the said Subsidies uppon the Farmor or Farmors, or occupiers of all such Impropriacions or Spirituall p[ro]mocions by all censures of the Church aforesaid, and every of them, or by way of distresse of Tithes of the said Impropriacion or Impropriacions and Spirituall p[ro]mocions, or otherwise uppon the goods and chattells of the said Farmor or Farmors and Occupiers, in which case no inhibicion p[ro]hibicion Replevin or other p[ro]cesse awarded to the contrary shalbe obeyed, any Lawes Statutes Priviledges or Customes to the contrary hereof heretofore made graunted or used or hereafter to be made graunted or used to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding. And that it may be lawfull to the Collector and other Officers and Ministers of such Archbishop, Bishop, Deane and Chapter for not payment of the said Subsidies, after the same shalbe due in or at any of the said tymes of payment, to prise and value the said Distresse or Distresses by two indifferent neighbours by him to be chosen, and the Distresse and Distresses so prised to sell and thereof to detaine so much mony as shall amount to the so[m]me payable to the Kingsmost Excellent Majestie with the reasonable charges also of the said Collectors susteined in that behalfe, and the rest of the money made of the said Distresse to be delivered and paid to the Owner and Occupier thereof.

IV. How Lay Impropriators to be charged for their Spiritual and Temporal Possessions.

Provided alwaies and be it enacted by the authoritie aforesaid, that every lay p[er]son having Spirituall p[ro]mocion chargeable by this Act, and also having Temporall possessions Goods Chattells and Debts charged to the said Subsidies graunted in this Parliament by the Temporaltie, shalbe taxed charged and sett for his said Spirituall p[ro]mocions with the Clergie, and his Temporall possessions and Chattells reall with the Temporaltie, and not otherwise, any thing before mencioned to the contrary notwithstanding.

V. This Act extended to the Subsidy of the Province of York.

And be it further enacted by the authoritie aforesaid, that all and every graunt and graunts of all and every so[m]me and so[m]mes of monie granted, or which hereafter shalbe graunted to the KingsMajestie by the Clergie of the Province of Yorke, shalbe of the same strength force and effect in all things, as the said graunt made by the said Province of Canterbury, and shalbe taxed certified collected levied gathered and paied according to the tenor forme and effect of this p[re]sent Act of Parliament to all intents construccions and purposes in such manner and forme as though it were specially plainelie and particulerlie expressed and rehearsed in this p[re]sent Act by expresse words termes and sentences, in their severall natures and kindes.

VI. Provisions in the Grants of the Clergy declared valid.

Provided alwaies, and be it enacted by the authoritie aforesaid, that all p[ro]visions before rehearsed, contayned or to be contayned in the said Graunt of the Prelates and Clergie of the Province of Canterbury, and the like of the same Provisoes contayned in the said Graunt of the Prelates and Clergie of the Province of Yorke, shalbe good and effectuall, and to be observed and kept in every point and article according to the purport and true meaning of the same.

Footnotes

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