[3 August, 1643.]
Order for Weekly Assessments.
The Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament being
fully satisfied and resolved in their Consciences, that they have
lawfully taken up Arms, and may, and ought to continue the
same for the necessary defence of The true Reformed Protestant Religion, and of themselves and the Parliament from
violence and destruction, and of this Kingdom from forraign
Invasion, and for the bringing of notorious offenders to condigne
punishment, which are the onely causes for which they have
raised, and do continue an Army and Forces, which cannot
possibly be maintained, nor the Kingdom Subsist without the
speedy raising of large and considerable sums of money proportionable to the great expenses which now this Kingdom is at, for
the supporting of the said Army, and for the saving of the
whole Kingdom, our Religion, Laws and Liberties from utter
ruine and distruction, which that it may be done with as much
ease and indifference to the good Subject, as the Exigent of the
Times will permit. The said Lords and Commons do Ordain,
and be it ordained by the said Lords and Commons in this
present Parliament assembled, That for the intents and purposes
aforesaid the severall weekly Summes of Money hereafter in this
Ordinance mentioned, shall be charged, rated, taxed and levyed,
upon all and every the severall Counties, Cities, Towns, Liberties,
Places, and Persons, hereafter mentioned, according to the
Proportions, Rates, and Distributions in this present Ordinance
expressed, the same to be paid in weekly to the severall Collectors
appointed by this Ordinance for the receiving hereof. That is to
What sums to be levied on different Counties and Places
Upon the County of Middlesex, and the City and Liberty of
Westminster, the weekly Sum of seven hundred and fifty
The County of Kent, with the Cities there, the weekly sum of
one thousand two hundred and fifty pounds.
The County of Essex, the weekly sum of one thousand one
hundred and twenty five pounds.
The County of Surrey, with the Burrough of Southwarke, the
weekly sum of five hundred pounds.
The County of Sussex, the weekly sum of 625 pounds.
The County of Hertford the weekly sum of four hundred and
The County of Cambridge, the weekly sum of three hundred
and seventy five pounds.
The Isle of Ely, the weekly sum of one hundred and forty seven
pounds, ten shillings.
The County of Suffolk, the weekly sum of twelve hundred and
and fifty pound.
The County of Norfolk, with the City of Norwich, the weekly
sum of 1250 pounds.
The County of Huntington, the weekly sum of 220 pounds.
The County of Buckingham, the weekly sum of 420 pounds.
The County of Bedford, the weekly sum of 250 pounds.
The County of Lincoln, with the City of Lincoln, the weekly
sum of 812 pounds, ten shillings.
The County of Rutland, the weekly sum of 62 pounds, ten
The County and Town of Nottingham, the weekly sum of 187
pound, ten shillings.
The County of Berks, the weekly sum of 550 pounds.
The County of Chester, the weekly sum of 175 pound.
The County of the City of Chester, the weekly sum of 62
The County of Cornwall, the weekly sum of 625 pound.
The County of Derby, the weekly sum of 175 pound.
The County of Devon, the weekly sum of 1800 pound.
The County of the City of Exon, the weekly sum of 50 pounds,
The County of Dorset, the weekly sum of 437 pounds, ten
The Town and County of Pool, the weekly sum of five pounds.
The County of York, the weekly sum of 1062 pounds ten
The County of the City of York, the weekly sum of 62 pound,
The Town and County of Kingston upon Hull, the weekly sum
of 25 pound.
The County of Gloucester, the weekly sum of 750 pound.
The County of the City of Gloucester, the weekly sum of 62
pound, ten shillings.
Hampshire, with the City of Winchester, Southampton, and
the Isle of Wight, the weekly sum of 750 pound.
The County of Hereford and City, the weekly sum of 437
pound, ten shillings.
The County Palatine of Lancaster, the weekly sum of 500
The County of Leicester, the weekly sum of 187 pound, ten
The County of Monmouth, the weekly sum of 62 pound, ten
The County of Northampton, the weekly summe of 425
The County of Oxford, the weekly sum of 400 pound.
The County of Salop, the weekly sum of 375 pound.
The County of Stafford, the weekly sum of 212 pound, ten
The County of the City of Lichfield, the weekly sum of five
The County of Sommerset, the weekly sum of 1050 pound.
The City of Bristoll, the weekly sum of 55 pounds, fifteen
The County of Warwick, the weekly sum of 562 pound, ten
The County and City of Coventry, the weekly sum of 37 pound
The County of Worcester, the weekly sum of 550 pound.
The City and County of Worcester, the weekly sum of 16
pounds, 13 shillings.
The County of Wilts, the weekly sum of 725 pounds.
Cumberland the weekly sum of 37 pound, ten shillings.
Durham the weekly sum of 62 pound, ten shillings.
Westmerland, the weekly sum of 27 pound, five shillings.
Newcastle upon Tyne, the weekly sum of 25 pound.
Northumberland, the weekly sum of 50 pound.
Anglesey, the weekly sum of twenty five pounds.
Brecknock, the weekly sum of fifty pounds, ten shillings.
Cardigan, the weekly sum of sixty-two pounds, ten shillings.
Carmarthen, the weekly sum of fifty pound.
Carnarvan, the weekly sum of thirty-five pound.
Denbigh, the weekly sum of twenty five pound.
Flintshire, the weekly sum of sixteen pound, five shillings.
Glamorgan, the weekly sum of sixty seven pound ten shillings.
Merioneth, the weekly sum of twelve pound, ten shillings.
Montgomery, the weekly sum of sixty two pound, ten shillings.
Radnor, the weekly sum of thirty seven pound, ten shillings.
Haverfordwest, the weekly sum of five pound.
All persons both lay and ecclesiastical to be taxed.; Also all Fraternities, Guilds, etc.; Aliens, etc., and Popish Recusants to pay double.; Payments to be proportionable to estates.; Church Ornaments, etc., and Servants' Wages excepted.
And be it further Ordained, That as well every person of the
Estate of a Baron or Baronesse, and every Estate above, and all
and every other person and persons born within this Realm of
England, Wales, or other the King's Dominions, as well Ecclesiasticall as Temporall; and every Fraternity, Guild, Corporation,
Mystery, Brotherhood, and Communalty Corporate, or not Corporate, as well Ecclesiastical as Temporall, within the Realm of
England, Wales, or other the King's Dominions, for the value of
every pound, which every such Person, Fraternity, Guild,
Corporation, Mystery, Brother-hood and Communalty, Corporate
or not Corporate, hath of his or their own, or that any other hath
to his or their use or uses, as well in Corn, as in Plate, Stock of
Merchandize, or any manner of Corn and Grain, Household Stuff,
and of all other Goods, Moveables, as well within this Realm as
without, and of all such sum and sums of Money as to him or them
is, are, or shall be owing, whereof he or they trust in his or their
conscience to be paid (except and out of the premises deducted such
sums of Money as he or they owe, and in his or their conscience
intend truely to pay, and except also the Apparell of every such
person, their wives and children, belonging to their own bodies
(saving Jewels, Gold, Silver, Stones, Pearl) shall pay towards the
said weekly Sum and Sums of Money so assesed as aforesaid; And
every Alien and Stranger born out of the King's Obeysance, as
well Denizens, as others Inhabiting within this Realm; And also
every Popish Recusant, convict, or not convict, shall pay towards
the Sums aforesaid, a proportion double to those of the like Estates
being no Aliens or Recusants: And that every person born within
the King's Obeysance, as well Ecclesiasticall as Temporall; and
every Corporation, Fraternity, Guild, Mystery, Brotherhood, and
Communalty Corporate, or not Corporate, as well Ecclesiasticall
as Temporall, for every Estate that every such person or persons,
and every Corporation, Fraternity, Guild, Mystery, Brother-hood,
and Communalty Corporate, or not Corporate, or any other to his
or their use, in Trust or otherwise, hath in Fee-simple, Fee Tayl,
for term of life, term of years, by Execution, Ward-ship, or by
Copy of Court Roll, of and in any Honours, Castles, Manners,
Lands, Tenements, Rents, Services, Tythes, Oblations, Obventions,
Annuities, Offices of Profit, Fees, Corodies, or other yearly Profits
or Hereditaments, as well within ancient Demeasne, and other
places priviledged, as elsewhere, shall pay to and towards the
said weekly sums, his and their proportionable part and proportion of such Sum or Sums of Money, as are imposed, charged,
and set upon each severall County, according as the same shall
be divided, distributed, taxed or set upon each severall Town,
Hamlet, Parish, or Place where such person or persons is or shall
be chargeable by this Ordinance, and the true intent and meaning thereof except, and alwayes fore-prized from the Charge and
Assessement of the Sums aforesaid, all Goods, Chattels, and
Ornaments belonging to any Churches or Chappels, which have
been ordained and used in any Churches and Chappels, for the
service of Almighty God; and except yearly wages due to
servants for their yearly Service.
Assessment to be made before 1 August, 1643.
And the said severall Sums so charged and set upon the said
severall Counties, Cities, Towns, Liberties, Places, and persons
aforesaid, shall by Authority of this Ordinance be Taxed, Sessed,
and Rated according to this Ordinance, in every Shire, Riding,
Lath, Wapentake, Rape, City, Burrough, Town, and every other
place within this Realm of England and Dominion of Wales,
before the first day of August, in the year of our Lord God, 1643.
First Payment to be 3 August, 1643.; Payments to continue for two months unless Army be disbanded.; Committees appointed.
And the first payment of the said weekly Sums so Assessed by
this Ordinance, shall be made at or before the third day of
August, 1643. And the said weekly payments are to continue
for two Moneths (accounting twenty eight dayes to the Moneth)
next ensuing from the said third day of August, unless the
King's Army shall be disbanded in the meantime. And for the
better expediting of the said Service, Be it further Ordained by
the said Lords and Commons, That the persons hereafter named
shall be Committees for the several and respective Counties and
Places hereafter mentioned: That is to say:—
For the County of Bedford, Sir John Burgoyne, Baronet, Sir
Thomas Alston, Knt. and Baronet, Sir Oliver Luke Knight; Sir
Samuel Luke, Sir John Rolt and Sir Roger Burgoyne Knights;
Thomas Rolt, Thomas Sadler, James Beverley, Lewis Monox,
Edw. Osborne, Robert Stanton, Samuel Browne, Esquires: Humphrey Monox, Will. Duncombe, John Vaux, Humphrey Fishe,
John Neale, the Maior of the Town of Bedford for the time
being, and Francis Bannister, Doctor in Physick.
For the County of Berks, Sir Francis Knolles, Sir Francis
Pile, Baronet; Sir George Stonehouse Knt. and Baronet; Sir
Robert Pye, Henry Martin, Tanfield Vachell, Edmund Dunch,
Peregrine Hoby, Colonell Ven, Roger Knight, Henry Powle, Tho.
Phettiplace, George Purefoy, and John Sourby Esqs.
For the Town of Reading, the Maior for the time being, Sir
Francis Knollis, Knt; Henry Martin, and Tanfield Vachell, Esqrs.
For the County of Buckingham, Sir Richard Ingolesby, Knt;
Sir Hennage Proby, Sir Richard Piggot, Henry Bulstrode, Tho
Terrill, Richard Greenvile, Esquires; Sir Peter Temple, Knt.
and Baronet; Sir Alexander Denton, Anthony Ratcliffe, Thomas
Westall, Edmund West Esquires; Sir William Andrewes, Sir
Thomas Saunders Knights; Bulstrode Whitlocke, Arthur Goodwyn, Richard Winwood, Thomas Terringham of Nether Winchinden, Thomas Fountaine, William Wheeler, and Thomas
For the County of Cambridge, Sir Dudley North, Sir John
Cuts, Sir Thomas Martin Knights; Thomas Symonds, Dudley
Pope Esq; Sir Miles Sandys Knight, Francis Russell, Oliver
Cromwell, Tho: Ducket, William Fisher, James Thompson,
Walter Clopton, Robert Castle, Thomas Bendish, Edward Clark,
John Welbore, Robert Clarke, Michael Dalton Junr., Thomas
Parker, John Hobard, Thomas Castle, George Glapthorn, John
Towers, Henry Butler, Edw: Leeds, William Marsh and Humberston Marsh, Esqrs.
For the Town and University of Cambridge. The Maior for
the time being, Talbot Pepys Recorder, John Sherwood, Samuel
Spaulden, Thomas French, Robert Robson.
For the County of Chester, Sir George Booth Knight and
Baronet, Sir William Brereton Baronet, Tho. Stanley, Henry
Manwaring, Henry Brook, John Bradshaw, Robert Duckenfield,
Henry Vernon, John Crew and William Marbury, Esquires.
For the City of Chester, William Iunce, Maior, John Aldersey,
Peter Leigh and William Edwards, Merchts.
For the County of Cornwall, Sir Alexander Carew, Francis
Buller, John Trefusis, John St Aubin, Richard Erisey, John
Moyle, Francis Godolphin of Trevenegue, Tho. Gewen, John
Carter, Tho. Arundell senr Esqrs.
For the County of Devon, Sir John Pool, Sir John Northcott
Baronets, Sir Edmund Fowell Knt. Sir Samuel Roll, Sir Shilston
Calmady, Sir Nicholas Martin, Sir Richard Strode, Sir Henry
Ruswell Knights, Sir Francis Drake Baronet, Robert Savory,
Henry Walrond Esquires, Sir John Bamfield Baronet, Henry
Worth, Hugh Fortescue, Arthur Upton, George Trowbridge Esq.
Charles Vaughan, Will. Gould, Thomas Bond, George Perd,
Richard Ferris, Esqrs, John Champney, John Weare of Halberton,
Thomas Drake of Wishcomb, William Fry, John Yeo, Sampson
Hele and John Wadden Esqrs.
For the City of Exon, Christopher Clark, Maior, Richard
Saunders, Tho: Crossing, Adam Bennet, Walter White, and
John Hakewill, Aldermen; James Gould.
For the County of Cumberland, William Lawson, William
Briscoe, Thomas Lampleigh, Richard Barwis and John Barwis,
For the County of Derby, Sir George Grisley, Knight and
Baronet, Sir John Gell Baronet, Sir John Curson, Knight and
Baronet; Sir John Cook junior, Knight; Sir Samuel Sly Knight,
Henry Wigfall, Thomas Gell, Nathaniel Fallowayes, Gilbert
Thacker, James Abine Esquires, Sir Edward Cook, Baronet,
Francis Burdet, Randall Ashenhurst and Robert Wilmot Esquires; Luke Whittington, Maior of Derby, the Maior of Chesterfield, William Allestrce Esq.
For the County of Dorset, Sir Thomas Trenchard, Sir Walter
Earle Knights; John Brown, John Fitz James, Thomas Tregunell, John Bingham, John Hanham, John Trenchard, Dennis
Bonds, Esquires; William Savage, Thomas Tregunell, Richard
Broderip, William Sidenham, junior; Robert Butler Esquires;
Richard Rose, Thomas Ceeley, John Henley Esquires; John
Hill of Dorchester Esquire, the Mayor of Dorchester for the time
being, John Fitz-james, Edmund Ogdam, Mr. Sansom, of Blandford, M. Hussey of Shaftesbury, M. Chetle of Blandford, Mr. John
Whitway, Robt. Rode, W. Kerridge.
For the Town and County of Poole, Henry Harbin, Maior;
George Skutt, Alexander Waite, Anthony Waite, Will: Williams,
Aaron Durell, Richard Mayer, and Haviland Heely, Aldermen.
For the County of Durham, Hen: Warmouth, George Lilborne,
Tho. Midford, Robert Hutton, Tho: Shadforth, Clement Falthrop,
Rich: Lilborn, Francis Wren, John Blackeston, Henry Draper,
Jo. Brackenbury Esquires.
For the County of Essex, Sir Thomas Barrington, Knight and
Baronet, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Knight and Baronet, Sir William Hicks, Sir William Masham, Sir Rich: Everard Baronets,
Sir Martin Lumley, Knt. and Baronet; Sir Thomas Cheek, Sir
Hen. Mildmay of Wansted, Sir Will. Rowe, Sir Henry Holcraft,
Sir Thomas Honywood, Sir Will. Martin, Sir John Barington
Knights; Harbottle Grimston, Will. Masham, Timothy Middleton, John Sayer, Henry Mildmay of, Nathaniel Bacon,
Anthony Luther, Jo: Wright, Oliver Raymond, Rob: Smith
Thomas Cooke, Deane Tyndall, Henry Farr, Cary Mildmay
Richard Harlackenden, Rob. Wiseman of Mayland, Robert
Bourn, John Meade, John Eden, Thomas Clapton, Arthur
Barnardiston, Isaack Allen of Haseley, William Goldingham,
Will: Atwood, John Atwood, Peter Whitcomb, Jo: Broke, Henry
Wiseman, John Eldred, John Pike, Robert Young, Francis Stonehard, John Watkins, Edward Berkehead, George Thoroughgood,
Esquires; Richard Wiseman, Thomas Cook, John Correll, Will:
Turner of Winbishe, Jeremy Aylet, Will: Collard, Robert Crane,
Dr. Read of Buchanger, Robert Calthrop, Thomas Adams of
Thaxsteed, John Alliston, Will: Harlackenden, Jo: Thurgood of
Wadden, Isaack Wincall, Samuell Plaine, Francis Williamson of
Walden, John Fenning, and Thomas Allyet Gent.
Colchester. The Maior for the time being, Mr. Henry Barrington, Harbottle Grimston, Esq;
For East-Riding. Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas
Fairfax, Sir Will: Constable, Sir Will: Fairfax, Sir Matthew
Bonton, Sir Philip Stapleton Knight, Sir Will. Strickland,
Baronet, Sir Hen. Cholmley, Colonell Lambert, Colonell Bointon,
Sir Thomes Rymington knight, Rich: Rymington, Thomas
Stockdale, John Anlaby, Rich: Darley, Hen: Darley, and John
North Riding. Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax,
Sir Will: Constable, Sir Will: Fairfax, Sir Henry Cholmley,
Sir William Sheffield Knights; Sir Henry Fowles Baronet, Sir
Matthew Boynton, Baronet, Colonell Lambert, Colonell Bointon,
Thomas Stockdale, Bryan Stappleton, Henry Darley, Hen: Anderson, John Wastall, Christopher Perchley, George Trotter,
Matthew Smelt, John Legard de Malton, Francis Lascells, Jeffery
Gate, John Dent, Tho: Robinson, Francis Boynton, Esq.
West Riding. Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Tho. Fairfax, Sir
Will. Constable, Sir Will. Fairfax Sir Thomas Maleverer, Baronet;
Sir Will: Lister, Sir John Savill, Sir Henry Cholmley, Sir John
Reresby Knights, Charles Fairfax, Henry Ardington, Will: West,
John Farrer, William White, Tho: Maleverer, George Marwood,
John Robinson, Thomas Stockdale, Thomas Westby, John Bright,
Tho: Bosevill, Godfrey Bosevill Esqrs.
For the City of York. Sir Thomas Fairfax, Sir Thomas
Withrington, and Sir Will Allinson Knts. John Hoyle, Thomas
Hodgson, James Hutchinson, and John Vanse, Aldermen, Tho:
For the County of Gloucester, Sir John Seymour knight,
John Coderington, Edw. Stephens, Samuell Coderington, Tho:
Estcourt, Jo: Stephens, Evans Soyce, Tho: Stephens, Vincent
Gookin, Will Selwyn, Tho: Pury, Esquires; Stephen Fowler,
Rich: Talbois, and John Gyfford, Gent.
For the City and the county of the city of Glouc. The Maior
for the time being. Tho: Pury, William Singleton, and Luke
Nurse, Aldermen; Silvanus Wood, and Will: Selwyn Esqrs.
For the City of Bristoll, Colonell Nathaniel Finnes, Governour;
Colonell Alexander Popham, John Finnes, Esquire, Richard
Allworth, Maior; Joseph Jackson, and Hugh Brown Sheriffs,
Richard Hallworthy Alderman, Luke Hodges, Henry Gibbs, and
Clement Walker Esquires.
For the County of Southampton and the Isle of Wight. Sir
Henry Worseley, Sir Will: Lewis Baronets: Sir Thomas Jarvois,
Sir William Lisle, Sir John Oglander, Sir Henry Clarke, Sir John
Compton, Sir Richard Kingsmill Knights; Sir John Leigh, Rob:
Dillington, Rob. Wallop, Richard Whitehead, Rich. Norton, John
Doddington, Rich. Jervois, John Lisle, Tho: Carne, Cols:
Bartholomew Meux, Dowce Fuller, John Button, Edward Hopper,
Edward Dennis, Jo: Bulkley, Thomas Clarke, John Kemp,
Richard Major, Francis St. Barbe, Nich. Love, John Filder, Will.
Wither, Tho: Chaundler, James Tutt and John Pitman Esqrs.
For the Town and County of Southampton. Capt. Peter
Murford, Tho: Mason, Rob: Wrath, Henry Brasbridge, Aldermen;
George Gallop, and Edw: Exton Esquires.
For the County of Hertford. Charles Lord Viscount
Cranbourne, Robert Cecill Esq. Sir John Gerrat Baronet, Sir
Thomas Dacres, Sir Will. Litton, Sir John Whitterounge Knights,
Sergeant Atkins, Rich: Jennings, Edw. Wingate, Ralph Freeman,
Will: Leman, Will Priestley, John Haydon, Alexan: Wilde,
Gabriell Barbar, Rich. Porter, Capt. Scroggs, Adam Washington;
Esq. Sir Jo. Read, Baronet; Sir John Harrison, Norton Gravely
Esq, Dr. King, Doctor in Phisick.
For St. Albans, the Maior for the time being, John Robotham,
Edw. Wingate, Ralph Pemberton, and Rich: Jennings, Esq,
For the County of Hereford, Sir Robert Harley, Knight of the
Bath, Sir Richard Horton, Knight; Walter Kirle, Edw. Broughton,
Henry Vaughan, and James Kirle, Esq.
For the City of Hereford. Sir Rob. Harley, Knight of the
Bath, Walter Kirle, James Kirle, Rich. Hobson, John Brocket,
Henry Vaughan, Esquires.
For the County of Huntingdon, Sir Thomas Cotton, Baronet.
Sir John Hewet, Knight, Onslow Winch, Terrill Joceline, Tho:
Templer, John Castle, Oliver Cromwell, Abraham Burwell, Edw.
Mountague, and John Bulkley, Esq.
For the County of Kent. Sir Thomas Walsingham, Sir
Anthony Weldon, Knights; Sir Norton Knatchboll, Baronet; Sir
Edw. Pathericke, Tho: Selliard, John Boyes Senr. Esq; Sir John
Sidley, Sir Humphrey Tufton, Knights and Baronets, Augustine
Skinner, and Rich. Lee, Esq; Sir Edw. Scot, Knight; Sir Henry
Heyman, Knt and Baronet; Sir Henry Vane junr. Knight; Sir
Edw. Hales, Knt. and Baronet, Sir George Sands, Sir John
Honywood, Sir Will: Brooke Knights; Sir Michael Lewsey
Baronet, Tho. Blunt Esq; Sir Edw: Boyes, Sir Rich: Hardresse,
Sir James Oxenden, knights, Samuel Short, Esq; The Maior of
Ternerden for the time being, William Boyes, Henry Sampford
Esquires, Sir Robert Honeywood, and Sir Peter Godfrey, Knights;
Richard Browne, Robert Scot, William James and Maxewill
For the city of Rochester. The Maior for the time being,
Richard Lee Esq;
For the city and county of Canterbury. The Maior for the
time being, Sir William Man Knight, Sir Edward Master Knight
Thomas Corethorpe Esquire, Ayery Savine, Alderman.
For Kingston upon Hull, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas
Fairfax, Sir Will: Constable Baronet; Thomas Raikes Maior;
Lancelot Roper, John Barnard, Joshua Hall, Nicholas Denman,
William Popple, Gent.; Henry Bernard, Peregrine Pelham, Esqrs.
For the county of Lancaster. Sir Ralph Ashton and Sir
Thomas Stanley, Baronets; Ralph Ashton, Richard Shuttleworth,
Alexander Rigby, John Moore, Richard Holland, Edward
Butterworth, John Bradshaw, Peter Egerton, Geo: Dodding,
Nich: Conliff and Thomas Pell, Esquires; Robert Concliff,
Robert Curwen John Nowell, Gent.
For the County of Leicester. Henry Lord Gray of Ruthin,
Thomas Lord Gray of Groby, Sir Arthur Haselrig Baronet, Sir
Edward Hartopp and Sir Thomas Hartopp, Sir Martin Lister,
Knights, William Hewit, John Gembridge, Peter Temple, George
Ashby, Richard Bent, Arthur Stanley, William Danvers, Thomas
Haselrig, John Goodwyn, Thomas Cotton, Francis Hacker,
Esquires; Richard Ludlam, now Maior of Leicester, William
Stanley and William Villers, Aldermen there.
For the city of Lincoln, and the Close of Lincoln. The Lord
Willoughby of Parham, Sir John Wray, Knt. and Baronet; Sir
William Armyne, Sir John Brownlow, Sir William Brownlow, Sir
Thomas Trollop, Baronets; Sir Edward Ayscough, Sir Hamond
Whitchcot, Sir Christopher Wray, Sir Anthony Ireby, Knights;
Tho: Grantham, Thomas Hatcher, John Broxholm, Mountague
Cholmley, John Archer, Esquires; William Burg Gent., Edward
Ayscough, Henry Massingbeard, William Savile, Thomas Savile,
Edward King, Draynard Massingbeard, Edward Roseiter, Esquires,
the Maior of Boston for the time being, John Harrington, Samuel
Cust, John Brown, William Hobson, Gent.; Charls Empson,
Thomas Welby, Thomas Hall, Martin Johnson, Yeoman; Wyat
Perkins, Gent; Norris Cave Esq, Thomas Grantham, John
Broxholm Esq: Robert Morecraft, William Watson, and Stephen
For the county of Middlesex and Liberties of Westminster.
Sir Henry Vane senior; Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Baronet; Sir John
Francklyn, Sir Edw: Barkham, Baronet; Sir John Hippesley,
Sir John Danvers, Sir William Roberts, Knights, Sir Richard
Sprignall, Baronet, Sir John Conyers, Knight of the Tower of
London; Lawrence Whitacre, Thomas Wilcox, John Morris,
Richard Downton, Thomas Swallow Esquires, John Brown Esq.
Clerk of the Parliament; Sir Thomas Fowler, knt. and Baronet;
Sir Robert Pye, Sir William Ashton, Sir James Harrington, John
Glyn Esquire, Recorder of the Cities of London and Westminster;
John Trenchard, Will: Wheeler, Justinian Paget, John
Huskeley Esquires; William Bell, John Brigham, Anthony
Withers, and William Barns, Gent.
For the County of Monmouth, Will: Herbert Esq. Hen
For the County of Norfolk, Sir Thomas Woodhouse Knight
and Baronet; Sir John Holland Baronet, Sir John Bots Baronet;
Sir John Hobart, Knight and Baronet, Sir Miles Hobart, Sir
Thomas Huggen, Knights; John Cook, John Spelman, Phil.
Beddingfield, Samuel Smith, The Bayliffs of Yarmouth, the Maior
of Lynn, Thomas Toll and John Percivall of Lynn, Thomas
Windham, Francis Jeremy, Robert Wood, Gregory Gawfell,
John Haughton, Thos. Weld, Martin Sedley, Thomas Sotherton
Esquires, Sir William Heveningham, William Cook, Robert Rich,
Esquires; Sir Richard Bernay, Sir Isaac Ashley, Sir John Palgrave,
Knights; and Brigs Fountain, Esquire.
For the County and City of Norwich. Sir Edward Barkham,
Baronet; Sir Thomas Gawdy, Sir Edward Ashley, Sir Thomas
Guibon, Knights; Thomas Russell, John Walpool, Robert Wilton, Robert Jeremy, John Guibon, Robt Shephard, John Regins,
Phil. Calthorpe, Esquires; Toby Fryar, Samuel Parks, Thomas
Johnson, Robert Rower, Gent., The Maior for the time being;
Christopher Barret, Thomas Bazer, John Tooly Adrian Parmiter,
Rich: Harman Esq. Sam: Smith Esq. Henry Wats, Aldermen.
For the County of Northampton. Sir Roland Saint John,
Knight of the Bath; Sir John Norwich Knight; Sir Gilbert
Pickering, Baronet; Sir Richard Samuel Knight; John Crew,
John Barnard, Edward Harvey, John Sawyer, Edward Farmer,
John Norton, John Chappole Esq; Sir John Draydon, Baronet,
Richard Knightley, Zouch Tate Esq: Sir Edward Nicholls,
Baronet; Sir Samuel Danver, Knight; Sir Humph: Knight,
John Cartwright Esq, Phil: Holeman, John Wisby, Edward
Scagborow, Edward Hanbury, William Ward, Francis Quarles,
For the Town of Northampton. The Maior for the time
being, Thomas Martin, John Fisher, Aldermen; Zouche Tate
For the County of Northumberland. Sir John Fenwick
Baronet, Sir John Dallwell, Knt.; Thomas Middleton, William
Shaftoe, Michael Weldon and Henry Ogle, Esq; For the Town
and County of Newcastle upon Tyne. Henry Warmouth, Ralph
Gray, Henry Lawson, John Blaikeston, Esq.
For the Town of Barwick upon Tweed. John Sleigh, Maior;
Sir Robert Jackson Knt. Ralph Salkeld, Esq.
For the County of Nottingham. Francis Peirepoint, Esq.
Francis Thornhaugh, Joseph Widmerpoole, Robert Reynes,
Gilbert Millington, John Hutchingson, and Gervas Piggot
Esquires, Sir Francis Mollineux Knight, Charles White, Henry
Ireton and George Hutchingson Esquires.
For the County and Town of Nottingham, the Mayor for the
time being, James Chadwicke Esquires, Huntingdon Plumtry,
Doctor in Phisick, John James Alderman, John Gregory, Gent.
For the County of Surrey. Sir Richard Onslowe, Sir William
Elliot, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Knights; Nicholas Staughton,
George Evelyn of Wotton, Henry Weston, Arthur Onslowe Esq.
Sir Ambrose Brown, Baronet; Sir Anthony Vincent, Knight
and Baronet; Sir John Dingley, Sir Matthew Brand, Knights;
Francis Drake, Thomas Sands, George Myn, William Muschampe, Sir John Howland, and Sir John Evelyn, knights;
John Goodwyn, George Evelyn of Kingston, Esqrs; Richard
Wright, and Cornelius Cooke, Edward Sanders, Robert Hallman,
Robert Haughton, Gent; Sir Thomas Grimes, Sir Edward Gresham, Sir John Lenthall, Sir John Maynard, Knights; Charles
Hoskins, Edward Bish, senior; Edward Bish junior; Edward
Bagshaw, John White, Robert Goodwyn, John Turner, Edmond
Saunders, Edmund Jurden, Hermon Atwood, Esquires.
For the County of Sussex. Sir Thomas Pelham, Baronet;
Anthony Stapeley, Herbert Morley, Thomas Whitfeild, John
Baker, Herbert Hey, Esquires; Herbert Springet of the Broyle,
Ra: Cooper, Hall Ravenscrofte, Edward Apsley, John Downes,
William Cawley, George Oglander, George Simpson, James
Bachelor, Esquires, Sir John Chapman, Knight; Anthony Fowle,
Laurence Ashburnham, Thomas Middleton, Peter Farnedon,
John Bushbridge, Stephen Humphrey, Thomas Collins, Capt
Carleton, Capt Everden, Edward Higgons, Robert Spence Esquires, Francis Salwyn, William Thomas, Nicholas Gildridge,
Esquires, Thomas Eversfield of Dover, Knight; Robert Alewyn,
William Corey Gent. Capt Thomas Chace, Thomas Farmington,
Alderman; The Maior of Rye for the time being, Capt Cockman,
For the County of Oxon:
Sir Edward Harrington, Knight, Evers Armine, Robert Horseman, John Osborne, Christopher Brown, Robert Horseman
junior; and Thomas Waite Esquires.
For the County of Suffolke, Sir Nathaniell Barnardiston,
Knight; Sir William Springe, Baronet, Sir Roger North, Sir
Thomas Barnardiston Knights, William Heveningham, Nathaniell Bacon of Friston, Nicholas Bacon, Henry North, Robert
Brechoster, Francis Bacon, Theophilus Vaughan, of Becklesse,
William Cage, Edmund Harvey, John Gourden Esquires, John
Basse, Gent. The Bayliffs of the Town of Ipswich, John
Silkener, Richard Pulpet, John Aldus, Gent. Sir William Platers
knight and Baronet; Sir John Wentworth, knight, Sir Phillip
Parker, knight, Maurice Barrow, Nicholas Bacon, William Bloyse,
Esquires, Francis Brewster, Gent. Sir Buts Bacon, Baronet; Sir
Robert Brooke, Sir John Rous, Sir William Soame, Sir Edward
Duke Knights, Thos: Baker, Brampton Garden, Wiseman Bokenham, Isaac Apleton, Henry North junior; Robert Reynolds,
Esquires, Thomas Cole; Richard Pepis, Nathaniell Bacon, of
Ipswich; John Clinch, senior; John Clinch of Culpho; Nich.
Rivet of Drington, Gibson Lucas Esquire.
For Saint Edmunds Bury, the Aldermen of Saint Edmunds
Bury, Samuell Moody, Thomas Chapman, Mr Chaplyn, The
Baylifts of the Town of Alborow for the time being, Thomas
Johnson of Alborow, Gent.
For the County of Somerset, Sir John Horner, Sir Thomas
Wrath, Sir George Farwell, knights; Clement Walker, William
Strode, Richard Cole, John Harrington, John Hippesley, William Long, John Preston, Henry Henley, Henry Sampford, John
Pine, James Ash, Esquires; Roger Hill, George Searle, and
Jasper Chaplin, Gent. William Capell, William Basset, Robert
Harbyn, John Hunt, Alexander Popham, Hugh Rogers, John
Ashe, Robert Blaugh, Esquires
For the Countie of Salop, William Pierrepoint Esq, Sir John
Corbet, knight; Richard Moore, Thomas Mitton, Walter Barker,
Thomas Nichols, Robert Corbet of Saunerden; Humphrey Mackworth, Andrew Floy of Ashton, and Lancelot Lee Esquires.
For the County of Stafford. Sir Richard Skeffington, Knight;
Richard Pyot, Knight; Michael Bidolph, Edward Manwaring,
Matthew Morton, John Birch, Ralph Rudiard, Michael Low,
and Edward Leigh, Esquires; Sir Walter Wrottesley, Sir Edward
Littleton, Baronets, Michael Noble, Esquire.
For the City of Litchfield, the Bailiffs of the said City for
the time being, the Sheriffs of the said Citie for the time being,
Richard Drafgate, Richard Baxter, and Thomas Barnes, Gent
Michael Noble Esq.
For the Countie of Warwick, and the City of Coventry, the
new Maior of the City of Coventry. Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir
Christopher Yelverton, knight and Baronet; John Hales, Godfrey Boswell, John Barker, William Purefoy, Anthony Staughton,
George Abbot, Thomas Boughton, William Colemore, Thomas
Basnet, William Jesson, Gamaliel Purefoy, and Thomas Willoughby, Esquires; Isaac Bromwich, Robert Phipps Esquires.
For the County of Wilts, Sir Edward Hungerford, Sir Edward
Bainton, Sir Nevill Poole, Sir John Evelin, knights; Edward
Bainton, Edward Tucker, Edward Goddard, Alexander Thistlethwaite junior, Edward Poole, Thomas Moore, John Ashe, and
Robert Jennour, Esqrs.
For the County of Westmorland, Sir Henry Bellingham,
knight and Baronet; George Gilpin, Edward Wilson, Nicholas
Fisher, Thomas Sledlall, Rowland Dawson, Allan Bellingham,
Esquires; Roger Bateman, Richard Branthwaite, Robert Phillipson,
and Gervas Benson.
For the Countie of Worcester, John Wilde, Richard Creswell,
Serjeants at Law, Humphrey Salway, Edward Dingley, Edward
Pytt, Thomas Greeves, and William Jeffreys Esquires.
For the City of Worcester, Henry Foord Esquire, Maior, Roger
Seaburne, and Henry Philipps, Aldermen; John Rea, Gent.
Committees of different Counties to meet together; And appoint Assessors.
Which said severall Committees of the said severall and
respective Counties and places or the greatest part of them shall
with all convenient speed after notice of this Ordinance given to
them, or any two of them meet together within the severall
Counties and places respectively, where they are Committees,
in some convenient place within the same Counties or places,
and may there agree to sever and divide themselves for the
execution of the said service, unto such hundreds, places and
Divisions within their respective Counties and places, as to them
shall seeme meete and expedient, and afterwards the said Committees, or any two of them respectively shall direct their
Warrants to such number of persons as they shall thinke fit,
within their severall and respective Divisions, to appeare before
them, or any two of them, and upon their appearance the said
respective Committees or any two of them, shall nominate and
appoint such persons as they shall thinke fit within their
respective Divisions, which said persons so nominated, or any
two of them, shall have power to assesse all, and every person
or persons, Fraternity, Guild, Corporation, Mistery, Brotherhood,
and Commonalty, Corporate or not Corporate, chargeable by
this Ordinance, according to the weekly rates and proportions
in this Ordinance mentioned.
Power of Committees to nominate Collectors.; Power of Collectors.; Distress.
And the said respective Committees, or any two of them shall
have full power and authority within their severall and
respective limits and Divisions, where they shall execute this
Ordinance, to nominate Collectors for the money so assessed and
rated as aforesaid according to this Ordinance, which said
Collectors shall collect the said moneys so assessed, and pay the
same to the Treasurer of the Army, raised by the Parliament
for the time being at Guildhall, London, or at such place or
places, and to such person or persons, as the said respective
Committees, or any two of them shall appoint, and if any person
or persons, Fraternity, Guild, Corporation, Mistery, Brotherhood
or Commonalty Corporate or not Corporate, chargeable by this
Ordinance, shall refuse to pay the sum or summes upon him or
them assessed by vertue of this Ordinance, or shall not pay the
same upon demand at the place of his abode, or where such
assessment shall be made, it shall and may be lawfull to and
for the respective Collectors, or any two of them, to levy all such
and every such sum and sums so assessed by way of distresse
and sale of the goods of the person or persons so assessed
wherever the same shall be found, and to breake any house,
chest, Trunke, Box, or other thing wherein any such goods
are: and if any person so distrained, or other shall make
resistance, it shall be lawfull to and for the said respective
Collectors, or any of them as they shall see cause, to call to
their assistance, any of the Trained Bands, or Companies of
Voluntiers, or other forces of or within the County or Counties,
place or places, where such resistance shall be made, or any
other person or persons whatsoever dwelling in or neere the
place; and the said Trained-Bands, Voluntiers or Forces, and
the severall Officers, Commanders, and Souldiers of the same,
or other the persons so to be called, are hereby required to be
aiding and assisting to the said respective Collectors in the
premisses as they will answer the contrary thereof.
Every person to be rated where his lands or goods are.
And be it also Ordained, that every person to be rated and
taxed as aforesaid shall be rated and set, and the summe on him
rated and set to be levied in every County for the Estate hee
hath, either in lands, tenements or hereditaments, rents, annuities, fees, offices, goods, cattells or chattels in that County only;
and if he have an Estate, either in lands, tenements, hereditaments, rents, annuities, fees, offices, goods, or chattels in several
places in one County, then to be rated in the said severall places
in each severall County, according to such his said Estate in the
said severall places and the summe on him set to be there levied
All lands, etc., to be rated.; Landlord to pay where lease at a rack-rent:; otherwise amount to be apportioned.
And be it further Ordained, that all lands, tenements, or
hereditaments, of all and every person or persons whatsoever, of
what degree or quality soever, or in whose possession soever the
same are, shall be rated, charged and chargeable, for and towards
the raising and payment of the said weekly summe or summes of
money set and charged by this Ordinance; Yet neverthelesse with
this provision and limitation, that if the land be set or lett to or
neere the yearely value thereof, in the possession of any Tenant
for life, lives, yeares, or at will, such person or persons to whom
the rent thereof belongeth, to be solely chargeable therewith; but
if the same be let at any easie or small rent or under value, then
the summe taxed to be apportioned between the party or parties
to whom the rent belongeth, and the Tenant or occupyer of the
lands, tenements, or hereditaments, as the Taxers shall thinke
meete, and if they or any of them shall doe any injury, the same
to be rectified by the said Committees, or any two of them
within their severall limits or divisions according to their
Tenants unjustly charged may deduct tax from Rent.; Where property in different Counties, etc., persons to be charged in place of abode.; Persons that unjustly escape taxation to pay treble.
And if any such Tenant or occupier of lands, tenements, or
hereditaments shall or may be charged with any summe of money
contrary to the true intent and meaning of this Ordinance, that
it shall and may be lawfull to and for such Tenant or occupier to
stop and detaine the same from and out of his Rent due for the
same Land, or to take his lawfull remedy against such person or
persons to whom the said rent is or shall be due or belonging,
who ought by the true meaning of this Ordinance, to be charged
therewith by Action of debt, wherein no Wager of Law, Protection
or Essoyne shall be allowed: And in case that any Lands or
hereditaments in severall Counties, Hundreds, Parishes, or places
shall be let or set for, or charged without entire rent or rents in
each County, Hundred, Parish or place, and according to the value
of the lands or hereditaments so let in every of the said Counties,
Hundreds, Parishes and places, and for all manner of debt whatsoever, or summe or summes of Money due, or owing to any person
or persons, by any person or persons within this Realme
and also for any debts, goods, or summes of money remaining,
or being beyond the Seas out of his Majesties Dominions, due or
belonging to any person or persons residing within England and
Wales, the person or persons to whom such debts shall be due,
to be charged for the same in the place of his residence or abode,
at the time of taxation only. And be it Ordained, that no person
having two Mansions or places to resort to, being or calling
himselfe household servant, or waiting servant to the King's
Majestie, or other Lord or Lady, Master or Mistris, be excused
from the Taxes of the said payments in any place or places where
he may be set or taxed. And if any person that ought to be set
and taxed to the said payment, by his crime or craft, or any words
or sayings, or otherwise happen to escape from the said payments
to bee not set and taxed according to the true meaning of this
Ordinance, and that proved by Presentment, Examination, Information, or otherwise before the said Committees, or any two of
them, then every such person shall be charged upon the knowledge and proofe thereof, and at the treble value of so much as
he should, might or ought to have beene set or taxed at by virtue
of this Ordinance, and the same to be levied, gathered and payd,
of his goods chattels, lands and tenements towards the said payment in such manner as is herein limited for others which refuse
to pay; and if no distresse be found of the goods or other things
of such person or persons, bodyes Corporate, or other chargeable
by this Ordinance, as shall not pay their Weekly rates as aforesaid,
then the said Collectors shall respectively have power to inquire
of any summe or summes of money due, or to be due to the
persons so assessed as aforesaid from any person or persons, for
any rents, tythes, goods, debts, or other thing or cause whatsoever
and to compound for any of the said rents, tythes, goods, debts
due to the person so assessed respectively as aforesaid, with any
person or persons, by whom the said rents, tythes, goods, debts
or other things due unto the said persons so assessed respectively
as aforesaid. As also to give full discharge for the money by them
so received upon composition or otherwise, which discharge shall
bee good and effectuall to all intents and purposes.
Persons over-rated to complain to Committee.; Power to Committees to give relief.; None to have relief whose contributions have not exceeded 1/20 part.; None to be assessed at above 10l. a week.; Allowance to Collectors and others.
And be it further Ordained, That if any person or persons
shall find him or themselves agrieved, that he or they, is or are
over-rated, such person or persons at any time before distresse
taken of his or their goods, may complaine to the respective
Committees, who have executed this Ordinance within the
Division or limit, where any such person or persons over-rated
shall be assessed; which said respective Committees, or any two
of them, shall have power upon examination to releeve such
person or perons as they shall see cause; Yet the true intent
and meaning of this Ordinance is, And it is further ordered by
the said Lords and Commons, that if any person or persons so
finding themselves agrieved, be such as have not formerly contributed upon the Propositions, or not proportionably to others
of their estates, nor have been rated and payd upon the Ordinance of Assessment, Entituled An Ordinance for the assessing
and rating of such as have not contributed at all, or not contributed according to the Proportion of their estates, then the said
parties if they be not assessed above a proportionable part of
such summe or summes of money, as other men of their abilities
have payd upon the Propositions or have beene assessed, and have
payd upon the said Ordinance of not exceeding the twentieth
part; the said Rates to stand and not to be altered, provided
neverthelesse that no person bee assessed above the sum of ten
pounds the weeke. And for the better encouragement of the
Collectors in this said service, it is ordained that three pence in
the pound shall be allowed for every summe of Money which
shall be collected and paid to the said Treasurers or Receivers
according to this Ordinance, two pence whereof shall be allowed
to the Collectors, and the residue to such other persons as shall
be imployed in the said service according to the discretion of the
respective Committees within their severall Divisions, or any two
Return of Assessments; Power to Committees; to fine or imprison negligent and faulty Collectors and Assessors..
And to the end that all the Moneys assessed may be duly
collected, be it ordained that the several and respective Assessors
within the Kingdome of England and Dominion of Wales, shall
within one weeke next after their respective assessments made,
eturne their said severall assessments into the respective Committees aforesaid for the respective Divisions or Limits where the
said Assessments shall be made, who or any two of them, are
hereby required respectively, within ten dayes after the respective
of such severall Assessments to deliver a Copie thereof subscribed with their or any two of their hands to the severall Collectors within their said respective Divisions or Limits, and also
within the like ten dayes to send up another Copie to the said
Treasurer of the Armie raised for the Parliament for the time
being, to the end the said Treasurer may thereby know what he
is to receive of every Parish or place within this Realme and
Wales, and the said severall summes shall be paid to the said
Treasurer at Guildhall, London, who shall give an acquittance for
the same, which acquittance shall be brought to John Trencharge
or William Wheeler Esquires, Members of the House of Commons, who are to enter the same into a booke, to be kept for
that purpose, and then the said acquittance shall be a sufficient
discharge to the party that payd in the said summe, and not
otherwise. And if any assessors, or collectors shall refuse the
said service, or prove negligent or faulty therein, the said
Committees for the Divisions or Limit, where such Assessor or
Collector shall so refuse or bee so negligent or faultie, or any two
of them shall have power to commit such Assessor or Collector to
Prison, or to set such fine upon him or them, as they shall thinke
fit, not exceeding the sum of twenty pounds upon the Assessor, or
the summe of five shilings upon the Collector, the same to be
Leavyed by distresse, and sale of such offenders goods, to the uses
herein mentioned in such sort as is herein before appointed for such
as refuse to pay the rates assessed upon him or them, and shall
also certifie the said offence to the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, and shall have power to nominate other Assessors
Persons that conceal goods to avoid distress to be sent to Prison as Delinquents.
And if any person or persons so assessed and rated as aforesaid
shall conceale or convey away his or their goods so that no
distresse can be taken, or that the said summe or summes so
assessed upon him cannot be had or leavyed by any the wayes
or means in this Ordinance mentioned, then the said Collecters
shall respectively certifie the same in case he be a Peere of the
Realme unto the Lords in Parliament, and if he be under the
degree of a Peere, to the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed for the advance of money, and making provision for
other necessaries for the Army; which said Committee shall hereby
have power to send for such person or persons as Delinquents,
and to commit him or them prisioners to such place or places
within this Kingdome, and for so long time as the Committee for
Examinations shall think fit.
Assessors and Collectors to have Protection of Parliament.
And be it ordained that all and every the Assessors and Collectors aforesaid, and all that shall assist them in the premisses
shall bee protected by both Houses of Parliament from all dammage that may come to them or any of them by this service, and
shall further receive such allowances for their charge and
obedience in the execution of this ordinance, as upon certificate
from the several Committees above named or any two of them
shall be thought fit by the Committee of the House of Commons
Where no Committees ordained by this Ord. other Committees appointed by Parliament to put same in execution.
Lastly be it ordained, that where no Committees are named in
this Ordinance for any County, City or place, there such other
Committees as shall be appointed by both the said Houses of
Parliament, or any two of such Committees shall and may put
this present Ordinance in execution within any such County or
place respectively in such manner and forme to all intents and
purposes, as any the Committees named in this Ordinance may
according to the purport and true meaning thereof.
Peers to be rated in House of Lords only.
Provided alwayes that no Peere of this Realme shall by vertue
of this Ordinance be rated and taxed at any sum or sums of
money whatsoever for any his mansion-house or houses with the
appurtenances in any place whatsoever, but the Assessors within
whose charge such house or houses with the appurtenances shall
happen to be, shall certifie the same into the House of Peeres
to the end that such Peeres may be there rated for the same
according to this Ordinance.
Citizens of London that do not pay their late assessment to be rated under this Ord
And whereas by this Ordinance, the Inhabitants within the
City of London are not to be rated in respect of the great proportion laid upon them by the late weekly assessment for three
moneths; It is now ordered by the said Lords and Commons,
that those persons within the said City of London, which have
not paid the said assessment formerly rated on them, shall in case
they pay not the same within twenty dayes next after the date of
this Ordinance, be rated and taxed for the space of two moneths
more as other Counties by this Ordinance are to be.