[21 Feb., 1644/5.]
Ordinance for raising 21 000l. Monthly, for the Scots Army.
Whereas the Monthly Sum of One and Thirty Thousand
Pounds was formerly agreed to be paid to the Scotish Forces
under the Command of the Earl of Leven, out of the Estates of
Papists, Prelates, Malignants, and their Adherents, and otherwise; and whereas afterwards, by additional Instructions, of, on,
or about, the 9th of March, 1643, by the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, to the Committees therein named,
Power and Authority was given to the said Committees, for
raising of Monies, out of the several Collections, Taxes, Revenues,
and Assessments, therein particularly mentioned, in the several
Counties of Nottingham, York, Durham, Northumberland,
Cumberland, and Westmerland, City of York and County of
the same, the Town of Nottingham and County of the
same, and the Town of Newcastle and County of same, for and
towards the Payment of the said Scotish Forces, and such other
Forces as then were, or should be, raised by Authority of Parliament,
in the said Counties, and otherwise, as then was,
or should be, directed by both Houses of Parliament: The said
Lords and Commons, finding that the Monies arising out of
the Revenues and Means last before mentioned are not sufficient
for the Maintenance of all the said Forces, and that, the said
Counties being so much wasted and impoverished, the said
Monies cannot be raised as was expected, nor as the Wants and
Necessities of the said Forces do require, and to the Intent that
our Brethren of Scotland may receive the greater Encouragement to march Southward; the said Lords and Commons are
Resolved to raise the Sum of One and Twenty Thousand Pounds
Monthly, out of the Sequestrations of Delinquents Estates, for
and towards the Payment of the said Forces; but, finding the
Sequestrations to be charged with great Sums of Money, so that
for the present no Money can be had out of the same, do hereby
Ordain and Declare, That the several Monthly Sums of Money
hereafter in this Ordinance mentioned shall, for Four Months,
beginning the First of March, 1644, be charged, raised, taxed,
and levied, upon all and every the several Counties Cities, Towns,
Liberties, and Places hereafter mentioned, according to the
Proportions, Rates, and Distributions, in this present Ordinance
expressed; the same to be paid Monthly to the several Persons
appointed by this Ordinance for the receiving thereof. That is
London, Two Thousand One Hundred Ninety Pounds, Four
Middlesex and Westminster, One Thousand Ninety-five Pounds,
Kent, with the Cities and Cinque Posts in Kent, One Thousand
Eight Hundred Twenty-five Pounds, Three Shillings, Four
Essex, One Thousand Six Hundred Forty-two Pounds, Thirteen
Surrey, with Southwark, Seven Hundred Thirty Pounds, One
Shilling, Four Pence.
Sussex, with the Cinque Ports in Sussex, Nine Hundred Twelve
Pounds, Eleven Shilling, Eight Pence.
Hertford, Six Hundred Fifty-seven Pounds, One Shilling, TwoPence Half-penny.
Cambridge, Five Hundred Fort-seven Pounds, Eleven Shillings.
Ely Two Hundred Fifteen Pounds, Seven Shillings, Four Pence
Suffolk, One Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-five Pounds,
Three Shillings, Four Pence.
Norfolk, with Norwich, One Thousand Eight Hundred Twentyfive Pounds, Three Shillings, and Four Pence.
Huntington, Three Hundred Twenty-one Pounds, Four Shillings,
Bedford, Three Hundred Sixty-five Pounds, Eight Pence.
Lincoln, with the City, One Thousand One Hundred Eighty-six
Pounds, Seven Shillings, Two Pence.
Rutland, Ninety-one Pounds, Five Shillings, Two Pence.
Nottingham, with the Town, Two Hundred Seventy-three
Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, Six Pence.
Darby, Two Hundred Fifty-five Pounds, Ten Shillings, Five
York, One Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-one Pounds, Seven
Shillings, and Ten Pence.
City of York, Ninety-one Pounds, Five Shillings, Two
Kingston upon Hull, and County thereof, Thirty-six Pounds,
Ten Shillings, Three Farthings.
Lancaster, Seven Hundred Thirty Pounds, One Shillings, Four
Leicester, Two Hundred Seventy-three Pounds, Fifteen Shillings,
Northampton, Six Hundred Twenty Pounds, Eleven Shillings,
One Penny Three Farthings.
Cheshire, Two Hundred Fifty-five Pounds, Ten Shillings, Five
Pence Three Farthings.
Stafford, Three Hundred and Ten Pounds, Five Shillings, Six
Pence, and Three Farthings.
Warwick, Eight Hundred Twenty-one Pounds, Six Shillings,
Coventry, Fifty-four Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, Penny Farthing.
Cumberland, Fifty-four Pounds, Fifteen Shilllings, Penny
Newcastle, Thirty-six Pounds, Ten Shillings, Three Farthings.
Durham, Ninety-one Pounds, Five Shillings, and Two Pence.
Westmerland, Thirty-nine Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, Nine Pence
Northumberland, Seventy-three Pounds, Penny Half-penny.
The whole Sum is, One and Twenty Thousand Pounds.
And that the said several Sums of Money may be duly taxed,
levied, and paid, as is hereafter directed, be it further Ordained,
by the said Lords and Commons, That the several and respective
Committees hereby appointed, for the several and respective
Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, shall, within Six Days
next ensuing the Publication thereof, meet together, at some convenient Place, in every of the said Cities, Counties, and Places
respectively; and afterwards Three of them at the least shall,
Once in every Week, at the least, meet at such convenient Places
as they shall think fit and appoint, for the more speedy Execution
of this Ordinance; and the said respective Committees are hereby required and authorized, at the Days and Places of their
First Meetings, to divide and proportion the several Sums of
Money, appointed by this Ordinance to be levied for the Maintenance of the said Army, upon the several and respective Wards,
Divisions, Hundreds, Ridings, Rapes, Lathes, and Wapentakes,
within the several Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, according to the usual Proportions and Divisions of Rates in the said
Places; and likewise shall and may there agree to divide and
sever themselves, for the better Execution of this Ordinance
into such Wards, Hundreds, Ridings, Wapentakes, Rapes, Places,
and Divisions, within their respective Cities, Counties, and Places,
as to them shall seem expedient; and to take to their Assistance,
for the more speedy Execution of the said Service in their several
Divisions, such able and sufficient Persons as they shall think fit,
and to meet as often as to them shall seem good; and forthwith
the said Committees, or any Two or more of them respectively,
are hereby required and authorized to direct their Warrants to
such Number of Persons as they shall think fit, within their
several and respective Divisions, to be Assessors of the said Rates,
which said Persons are hereby authorized and required to assess
all and every Person and Persons, having any Real or Personal
Estate, within the Limits, Circuits, and Bounds of their respective
Divisions, according to the Rate and Proportion in this Ordinance
And be it further Ordained, That the several and respective
Committees, in each of the several Counties, Cities, and Places,
shall have Power to assess and levy the several Sums
before mentioned, upon the Lands, Goods, Annuities, Rents,
Offices, or other Estate, Real or Personal, in such Manner
and Form, and according to the most equal and usual Rates for
levying of Money, for Maintenance of the Forces, for the Defence
of the King and Parliament, or by a certain Rate upon the true
Yearly Values of Lands, Rents, Annuities, Offices, and Hereditaments, and according to the true Value of Goods, Chattels, Debts,
or other Estate, Real or Personal, within the said several
Counties, Cities, Limits, or Places respectively; and, to the End
the said Rates be equally and indifferently assessed, and the
Monies duly collected, and true Accompt thereof made, the said
Assessors are hereby required, within Six Days after such Assessment made, to deliver One Copy of their respective Assessments,
fairly written, and subscribed by them, unto the said respective
Committees; and the said respective Committees are hereby
ordained and required, to sign and seal Three Duplicates of the
said respective Assessments, whereof One Duplicate, the said respective Committees, are to deliver to the respective Collectors,
with Warrant to them to collect the said Assessments, and One
other Duplicate to the Treasurer of the Committee of Goldsmiths
Hall in London, for such of the said several Monthly Sums of
Money, arising within the several Counties, Cities, Towns and
Places, as are in this present Ordinance particularly appointed
to be paid to the said Treasurer; and to the Lord Mayor of the
City of York for the Time being, for such of the said several
Monthly Sums of Money, arising within the several Counties,
Cities, Towns, and Places, as are in this present Ordinance
particularly appointed to be paid to the said Lord Mayor
of the City of York for the time being; and the Third Duplicate
unto the Committee of the Accompts of the Kingdom, who
are hereby authorized to administer an Oath to the Person
that shall bring the said Duplicates to the Committee for
the Accompts, as hath been accustomed in the Court of Exchequer in Case of the Estreats of Subsidies; And the said several
Committes, or any of them, are hereby respectively authorized,
from Time to Time, to nominate One or more sufficient and
honest Person or Persons, in every Division or Allotment, to be
Collectors of the said Monies so assessed and rated, which said
Collectors are hereby authorized and required to collect the said
Monies so assessed; and the said Committee, or any Three of
them, are hereby authorized to allow and pay to the said respective Collectors, and their Sub-collectors, One Penny apiece in
the Pound, for their Pains in collecting the said Monies; and
One Half-Penny in the Pound for their Clerks, for their Pains in
fair-writing the said Assessments; and if any Person shall refuse
or neglect to pay any Sum of Money whereat he shall be rated or
assessed, that then it shall and may be lawful to and for the said
Collectors, or any of them, to levy the Sum so assessed by Distress and Sale of the Goods of such Persons so refusing or neglecting to pay, deducting the Sum assessed, and the reasonable
Charges of Distraining, and restore the Overplus to the Owner
thereof; and to break open any House, Chest, Trunk, Box, or other
Thing, where any such Goods are, and to call to their Assistance
any of the Trained Bands, or any other Forces, within the Cities,
Counties, or Places, wherein any Resistance shall be made, or
any other Person or Persons whatsoever; which said Forces and
Persons are hereby required to be aiding and assisting in the
Premises, as they shall answer the contrary at their Perils; And
if any Question or Difference happen, upon the taking of such
Distress, between the Parties distrained and distraining, the
same shall be ended and determined by the said Committees, or
any Two or more of them; and the said several Committees, or
any Two or more of them, are hereby authorized to use such
other lawful Ways or Means, for the speedy levying of the said
Assessments, as to them shall be thought fit; and if any Person
or Persons shall neglect or refuse to pay his Assessments, and
convey his or their Goods, or other Personal Estate, whereby the
Sum of Money so assessed cannot be levied according to this
Ordinance, then the said respective Committees, or any Two or
more of them, are hereby authorized to imprison the Persons,
and sequester the Estate, of every such Person, for
the Advancement of the said Service; and the Tenants of all
Houses and Lands, which shall be rated by virtue of this
Ordinance, are hereby required and authorized to pay such
Sums of Money as shall be rated upon such House
and Lands, and to deduct out of their Rents so much of
the said Rates as, in respect of the Rents of every such House
and Lands, the Landlords should or ought to Pay and bear;
and the Landlords, both mediate and immediate, according
to their respective Interest, are hereby required to allow such
Deductions and Payments upon the Receipt of the Residue of
their Rents: And be it provided, That every Tenant paying
the said Assessment shall be acquitted and discharged for so
much Money as the said Assessments shall amount unto, as if
the same had been actually paid unto such Person or Persons
unto whom his Rents should have been due and payable; and
if any Difference shall arise between Landlord and Tenant, or
any other, concerning the said Rates, the said several Committees, or any Two or more of them, in their several Divisions,
have hereby Power to settle the same as they shall think fit: And
it is further Ordained, That if any Person or Persons shall
find him or themselves aggrieved, that he or they is or are
over-rated, and shall, within Ten Days after Demand made,
complain to the Committees who signed or allowed his or their
Assessment, the major Part of the said Committee shall have
Power, upon Examination, to relieve such Person or Persons,
as they shall see Cause.
And be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons,
That if any Person or Persons shall wilfully neglect or refuse
to perform his Duty, in the due and speedy Execution of this
present Ordinance, the said respective Committees, or any Five
or more of them, have hereby Power to impose upon such
Person or Persons, so refusing or neglecting their Duties, such
Fine or Fines as to them shall be thought fit, and cause the same
to be levied by Distress and Sale of Goods, in Manner and
Form aforesaid; provided that no Fine to be imposed by any
of the Committees shall, for any One Offence, exceed the Sum
of Twenty Pounds, to be paid for the said Forces; and that
no Fine to be imposed upon any Assessor, Collector, or other
Person to be employed by the said Committees in the said
Service, shall, for any Offence, exceed the Sum of Forty
Shillings; and that no Privileged Place or Person, within the
Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, shall be exempted from the
said Assessments and Taxes: And be it further Ordained, that the
said several and respective Committees, and every of them,
shall, from Time to Time, give a true and perfect Account of
all their Doings and Proceedings in the Execution of this
Ordinance to the Two Houses of Parliament, or to such Persons as
they shall appoint.
And it is further Ordained, That the Persons hereafter named
respectively shall be Committees for the several and respective
Cities, Counties, Towns and Places, hereafter mentioned, to put
this Ordinance in Execution, in the several and respective
Counties, Cities, and Places, for which they are hereby
respectively appointed Committees; videlicet.
For the County of Bedford.
Sir Beauchamp St. John, Sir John Burgoyn Baronet, Sir
Thomas Alston Knight and Baronet, Sir Oliver Luke Knight,
Sir Samuel Luke, Sir John Rolt, Sir Roger Burgoyne, Sir William
Boteler, Sir William Bryers, and Sir John Thomson, Knights,
Thomas Rolt, Thomas Sadler, James Beverley, Lewis Monox,
Edward Osborne, Robert Stauton, Samuel Browne, Onston Winch,
John Harvey, and Edward Cater, Esquires, Humphry Monox,
William Duncombe, John Vaux, Humphrey Fish, and John
Neale, Esquires, the Mayor of the Town of Bedford for the time
being, Francis Bannister Doctor in Physic, Robert Hawes, and
For the County of Northampton.
Lord Fitz Williams, Edward Farmer Esquire High Sheriff of
the said County, Sir John Dreydon, Sir Gilbert Pickering, John
Crew, Zouch Tate, Esquires, Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight
and Baronet, Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight, Richard Knightly
Esquire, Sir Rowland St. John Knight of the Bath, Sir John
Norwich, Sir Edward Nicols, Baronets, Sir Richard Samwell, Sir
Humphrey Orme, Knights, Robert Mildmay, John Barnard,
Edward Harby, Richard Samwell, John Bretton, John Norton,
John Claypole, John Thornton, Thomas Pentloe, Richard
Onsley, Thomas Elmes, Esquires, The Mayor of Northampton for the Time being, John Gifford, John Fisher, and
Francis Rushworthe, Aldermen.
For the City of London.
Thomas Atkin Lord Mayor, Sir Nicholas Raynton Knight and
Alderman, Isaac Pennington Alderman and Lieutenant of the
Tower, Sir John Wollaston Knight, Sir John Cordall Knight,
Sir Thomas Soame Knight, Sir John Gayre Knight, Sir Jacob
Garrard Knight, Thomas Adams, John Warner, Aldermen,
Samuel Vassall, and John Venne.
For the County of Surry.
Edmund Jordan High Sheriff of the said County, William
Lord Munson, Denzill Hollis Esquire, Benjamin Weston Esquire,
John Glynne Esquire Recorder of London, Sir Ambrose Browne
Baronet, Sir Thomas Jervoys, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir John
Maynard Knight of the Bath, Sir John Dingly, Sir John Howland, Sir William Eliot, Sir Richard Bettenson, Sir Matthew
Brend, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Sir Robert Wood, Sir Robert
Gorges, and Sir John Evelyn, Knights, Thomas Sands, Nicholas
Stoughton. George Farewell, Henry Tonstall, Arthur Onslow
Robert Wood, Robert Goodwin, Francis Drake, George Evelyn
of Wotton, John Goodwyn, John Farewell, Henry Weston,
Thomas Lock, John Turner, John Cartwright, Sackford Gonson,
Robert Purse, Robert Meade, and Lancelot Johnson, Esquires,
Robert Holeman, Robert Houghton, Cornelius Cooke, Richard
Wright, George Snelling, Thomas Hudson, and Henry Hardwick,
For the County of Middlesex, the City and Liberty of
George Earl of Desmond, Sir Henry Vane Senior Knight, Sir
Richard Wynn Knight and Baronet, Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet,
Sir Edward Barkham Knight and Baronet, Sir Thomas Fowler
Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Sprignal Baronet, Sir Gregory
Morton Baronet, Sir John Davers, Sir John Francklyn, Sir John
Hippesley, Sir William Roberts, Sir Robert Pye Senior, Sir John
Trevour, Sir James Harrington, Sir William Ashton, and Sir
Edward Powell, Knights, the Lieutenant of The Tower of London
for the Time being, John Glyn Esquire Recorder of the Cities of
London and Westminster, Lawrence Whittaker, John Huxley,
John Trenchard, William Wheeler, Thomas Wilcocks, John
Maurice, Richard Dounton, Thomas Lane, Robert Stowen, Humphrey Edwards, John Brown, Justinian Paget Thomas Swallow
Thomas Fauconberge, and Lawrence Swetman Esquires, William
Bell, John Brigham, Anthony Withers, William Barns, Stephen
Bourman, George Blenerhasset, Edward Martin, Gentlemen.
For the County of Rutland.
Thomas Lord Gray of Groby, Sir Edward Harrington Knight
and Baronet, Sir James Harrington Knight, Evers Armyn, Robert
Horsman, Thomas Waite, John Osborn, Thomas Levet,
Christopher Browne, Robert Horseman Junior, Samuel Barker,
Esquires, John Hatcher, John Greene, William Busbey
For the County of Cambridge.
Sir Dudley North, Sir John Cuts, Sir Miles Sandys Junior,
Sir James Reynolds, Knights, Doctor Eden, Oliver Cromwell,
James Reynolds, Francis Russell, Thomas Symonds, Thomas
Ducket, Robert Castle, Michael Dalton Senior, Michael Dalton
Junior, Killiphet Russell, Talbot Pepys, Thomas Larket, Dudley
Pope, Thomas Bendish, Robert Clarke, John Welbore, Edward
Clench, Edward Leeds, James Tomson, William Janes, John
Chennery, and John Raven, Esquires.
For Cambridge Town.
The Mayor pro Tempore, John Lowery, Alderman Spalding,
Alderman French, Alderman Robson, Talbot Pepis, Richard
Foxton, James Blackley, and Edward Almond, Esquires,
For the Isle of Ely.
Sir Miles Sands Junior, Sir Edward Partridge, Oliver Cromwell, George Glapthorne, John Hubbert, and William March,
Esquires, Richard Stane Doctor in Physic, Thomas Castle and
Tristram Diamond, Gentlemen.
For the County of Derby.
Sir George Gresley, and Sir John Curson, Knights and
Baronets, Sir John Gell and Sir Edward Coke, Baronets, Sir
Edward Leech, Sir John Coke, and Sir Samuel Sleigh, Knights,
Randall Ashenhurst, Henry Wigfall, John Wigley, Robert Eare,
Ralph Clarke, Rowland Morewood, and John Munday, Esquires,
Thomas Sanders, George Poole and Edward Charleton,
Thomas Gell Esquire Recorder, Nathaniel Hallows, Luke
Whittington, and Robert Mellor, Aldermen.
For the County of Essex.
Sir John Barrington and Sir Harbottle Grimston, Knights and
Baronets, Sir William Hicks, Sir William Masham, and Sir
Richard Everard, Baronets, Sir Martin Lumley Knight and
Baronet, Sir Thomas Cheeke, Sir Henry Mildmay of Wansted
Sir William Roe, Sir Henry Holcroft, Sir Thomas Honywood
Sir William Martin, and Sir Robert Kemp, Knights, Harbottle
Grimston, James Cambell, William Masham, John Sayer,
Timothy Middleton, Henry Mildmay, William Umphrevile,
Oliver Raymond, Anthony Luther, Mr. Topsfield, Dean Tindall,
Robert Barrington, Robert Smith, Sampson Sheffield, Thomas
Cook, Cary Mildmay, Richard Harlackenden, Robert Wiseman
of Mayland, John Eldred, John Jocelyn, Robert Bourn, John
Mead, John Eden, Thomas Clapton, Arthur Barnardiston,
Isaac Allen of Haseley, William Goldingham, William
Atwood, John Atwood, Peter Whitcombe, John Brook,
John Harvey, Henry Wiseman, Henry Barrington, Robert
Young, Francis Stonhard, George Walton, John Watkins,
Edward Berkhead, Langly, Matthews, Esquire,
Richard Wiseman, John Langly of Colchester, Thomas Cook, John
Sorrell, William Turner of Wimbish, Robert Veysey, Jeremy
Aylett, William Collerd, Robert Crane, Doctor Read of Beauchanger, Robert Calthorpe, Thomas Adams of Thaxstead, Richard
Hawkin of Harwich, John Alistone, William Harlackenden, John
Thorogood of Walden, Isaac Wincall, Thomas Talcot, Samuel
Plum, John Shaw the Younger, Francis Williamson of Walden,
Francis Nicholson, John Fennyng, Robert Talcot of Colchester,
Thomas Alliet and Robert Maidstone, Gentlemen.
The Mayor of Colchester for the Time being, Harbottle,
Grimston Recorder, John Jocelyn Deputy Recorder, Henry
Barrington, John Langly, Robert Buckston, Ralph Harrison
Thomas Wade, and William Cooke, Aldermen.
Charles Lord Viscount Cranborne, Robert Cecill Esquire, Sir
Richard Lucy Knight and Baronet, Sir John Garratt, Sir John
Read, Baronets, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir William Litton, and Sir
John Wittewrong, Knights, Edward Atkins Serjeant at Law,
Richard Jennings, Rowland Litton, Ralph Freeman, William
Leaman, William Prisley, Thomas Tooke, Edward Wingate, and
John Heydon, Esquires, John King Doctor of Physic, Alexander
Wilde, Richard Porter, Gabriell Barber, Captain Scroghs,
and Gravely Norton, Esquires.
The Mayor for the Time being, John King Doctor of Physic,
and John Robotham Esquires.
For the County of Huntington.
Sir William Armyn Knight and Baronet, Edward Mountague,
George Mountague, Oliver Cromwell, Valentine Walton, Onslow
Winch, Abraham Burwell, and Terrill Jocelyne, Esquires,
Thomas Templar, John Bonner, Robert Vintner, and William
For the County of Suffolk.
Sir Edmond Bacon, Sir William Playters, and Sir Symonds
D'Ewes, Knights and Baronets, Sir William Spring and Sir Buts
Bacon, Baronets, Sir Roger North, Sir John Wentworth, Sir
Natheniel Barnardiston, Sir William Soame, Sir John Rous, Sir
Philip Parker, Sir Robert Brooke, and Sir Thomas Barnardiston,
Knights, William Heveningham, Brampton Gurdon Senior
Henry North Senior, Maurice Barrow, Isaack Appleton, Henry
North Junior, Nicholas Bacon, Robert Reynolds, John Gurdon,
William Cage, Thomas Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon, Francis Bacon,
John Brooke, William Bloyse, Thomas Blosse, Brampton Gurdon
Junior, Thomas Tirrell, Thomas Cole, John Hodges, Richard
Pepis, John Cotton, Edmund Harvey, Gibson Lucas, Robert
Brewster, Theophilus Vaughan, James Hubert, Francis
Brewster, William Laurence, Alexander Bence, and Squier
For the Town of Ipswich.
The Bailiffs for the Time being, William Cage and Nathaniel
Bacon, Esquires, John Aldus, Robert Duncan, Peter Fisher.
For Bury St. Edmond.
The Alderman for the Time being, Thomas Chaplain,
The Bailiffs for the Time being, Thomas Johnson, Henry
For the County of Kent.
Sir Edward Boyse, John Boyse of Fretirle, John Boyse of
Wingham, Esquires, Sir William Strickland, Sir Edward
Monings, Sir James Oxenden, Sir John Honywood, Sir Thomas
Pierce, Henry Oxenden, John Dixwell, Colonel Henry Honywood,
Sir Richard Hardres, Alderman Sabine and Robert Hales,
Esquires, Sir Thomas Godfrey, Sir Michael Levesey, Colonel
William Kenwrick, Mr. Bix, Captain Humphrey Scot, Captain
Plummer Senior, Captain Thomas Plummer Junior, Sir
Edward Scot, Mr. Robert Scot Captain Thomas Westrow,
Captain Thomas Brodnax, Sir Henry Hayman, Sir Peter Godfrey
Lambert Godfrey, Richard Browne, Colonel John Browne, Sir
John Sedley, the Mayor of Rochester for the Time being, the
Mayor of Maidstone for the Time being, Sir John Rivers, Sir
Humphrey Tufton, Sir Isaac Sedley, Captain Augustine Skinner,
Captain Richard Beale, Captain Richard Lee, Master George
Newman, Sir John Rayny, Sir Nicholas Miller, William James,
and William Skinner, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Sir Anthony
Weldon, Master Thomas Blount, Master Thomas Seyliard, Master
Thomas Francklyn, Master William Boothby, Captain Thomas
Seyliard, Master John Twisleton.
For the City and County of the City of Canterbury.
The Mayor for the Time being, Sir Edward Master and Sir
William Man, Knights, Thomas Denne Recorder, John Nut and
John James, Esquires, Avery Savin and John Lade, Aldermn.
For the County of Sussex.
Sir Thomas Pelham, Sir Thomas Parker, Sir John Chapman,
Anthony Stapeley, Herbert Morley, Sir Thomas Ersfield of Denne,
Henry Shelley, John Baker, Hall Ravenscroft, Edward Dowse,
William Hay, John Busbridge, Herbert Bord, Herbert Springate,
Herbert Hay, Peter Farnden, Thomas Jeffery, William Michelborne, Thomas Collins, John Bord, Anthony Crutenden,
Anthony Foule, Francis Sellwin, Newton Senior, William
Cawely, Thomas Middleton, John Downes, George Oglander,
James Temple, Thomas Chase, Ralph Cooper, George Churcher,
Peter Bettesworth of Fineing, Esquires, Thomas Henshaw,
William Freeman, William Marlet, Thomas Greene of Marden,
Thomas Millet of Marden, William Cooke, Nicholas Shepheard,
John Fagge, William Morley, Humphrey Edwards, Arthur Bettisworth, George Green, Philip Germin Serjeant at Law, Stephen
Humphrey, Nathaniel Studley, Robert Spence, Roger Gratwick,
William Spence, Robert Heath, John Everenden, Edward Manning, Thomas White, Richard Yeates, John Roberts, Henry Every,
Gentlemen, Thomas Challenor, Esquire, Captain Symon
For the City and County of Norwich.
John Tooly Mayor, and the Mayor for the Time being, Samuel
Smith, Recorder, Erasmus Earle Steward, John Thacker, Christopher Barret, Thomas Baker, Richard Harman, and Adrian Parmenter, Esquires, Mr. Thomas Barret and Mr. Barnard Church,
Sheriffs, and the Sheriffs for the Time being, Matthew Peckford,
Henry Wats, Samuell Parkes, Matthew Lindsey, Thomas Tofts
Livewell Sherwood, and William Symonds, Aldermen, John
Salter, John Grey, Samuell Brewster, John Cullier, John Tofts
Timothy Scottow, Henry King, and Thomas Waller, Esquires.
For the County of Norfolke
Sir Thomas Woodhouse Knight and Baronet, Sir John Holland
Baronet, Sir John Pots and Sir John Hobert, Knights and
Baronets, Sir William Paston Baronet, Sir John Palgrave Knight
and Baronet, Sir Richard Berny Baronet, Sir Isaack Astly
Knight and Baronet, Sir Valentine Pell Knight, Vicecomes, Sir
Miles Hobart Knight of the Bath, Sir Will. Doily, Sir Tho.
Guibon, Sir Tho. Gawdy, Sir Ed. Astly, Sir Tho. Hoogan, and
Sir Geo. Windham, Knights, Wil. Heveningham, Framlingham
Gawdy, John Spelman, John Coke, James Calthrop, Miles
Corbet, Francis Jermy, Robert Wood, Thomas Windham, John
Buxton, Gregory Gawsell, Edm. Thorisby, Philip Skippon, Philip
Bedingfield, John Houghton, Robert Houghton, James Scamler,
John Walpoole, Edward Chamberlaine, Thomas Russell, Robert
Wilson, Robert Baineham, Robert Jermy, Hamond Ward,
Thomas Weld, Samuel Smith, Thomas Southerton, Adam
Scamler, Robert Sheppard, Edward Heyward, Roger Townsend,
Thomas Wright, Robert Long, John Web, James de Grey, John
Reimes, Edward Gawdy, Robert Rich, Martin Sedley, Henry
Taylor, George Hunt, Edward Owner, and Tho. Toll, Esquires,
the Mayor of Lyn for the Time being, John May of Lyn Alderman, the Bailiffs of Yarmouth for the Time being, Thomas
Johnson and Robert Gower of Yarmouth, Thomas Lincolne
and Henry Kettle of Thetford.
For the County of Warwick and City of Coventry.
Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir William Bolstrode, Sir Richard
Sheffington. William Jesson, Godfrey Bosevile, William Purefoy,
John Barker, John Hales, William Colemare, Thomas Willoughby, Thomas Boughton, Anthony Staughton, Gamaliell
Purefoy, George Abbott, Waldine Willington, Thomas Bassenet,
For the County of Lincolne.
Sir John Wray Knight and Baronet, Sir William Armyn,
Sir John Brownelow, Sir William Brownelow, Sir Richard Earle,
and Sir Thomas Trollop, Baronets, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir
Hamond Witchcot, Sir Christopher Wray, and Sir Anthony
Ireby Knights, John Wray, Edward Aiscough, Thomas Grantham, Thomas Hatcher, John Broxholme, Edmund Anderson
Montague Cholmley, Mulleneux Disney, William Ellis, Francis
Fiennes, Henry Pelham, Norris Cave, John Archer, Francis Missendine, William Berry, William Wolley, Charles Hall, Thomas
Lister, Henry Massinbeard, Draynard Massinbeard, Alexander
Emmerson, Edward Rosseter, Thomas Rosseter, John Sheffield
William Savile, and Thomas Cornewallis, Esquires, Thomas
Nethercote, John Barnard, and Nehemiah Rawson, Gentlemen,
the Mayor of Boston for the Time being, John Harrington
Thomas Disney, Thomas Irby, Samuel Cust, and John Wilsby,
Esquires, Edm. Tilson, Alderman, John Hobson, William Hobson
Francis Empson, John Brown, Charles Empson, Wiat Perkins,
John Whiteing, Thomas Welby, Thomas Hall, and Merlin Johnson, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Lincolne, William Marshall,
Stephen Dawson, and Brassbridge, Aldermen.
For the County and Town of Leicester
Thomas Lord Grey, Theophilus Grey, Sir Edward Hartop
Senior, Sir Arthur Haslerig, Sir Martin Lister, Sir Thomas
Hartop, Sir Roger Smith, Master Quarlis, John Saint John,
Thomas Babington, Peter Temple, Arthur Stavely, Henry Smith,
Thomas Haslerig, William Hewit, William Nowill, and Francis
Hacker, Esquires, John Goodman, John Swinfield, and Francis
Smalley, Gentlemen, William Staveley, Richard Ludlam, and
Edward Cradocke, Aldermen.
For the County of Lancaster.
Savill Radcliffe Esquire, John Parker Gentleman, John
Halstead Gentleman, Richard Hoghton, Alexander Rigby,
Alexander Standish, Edmond Fleetwood, George Dodding,
Robert Curwen, Edward Rigby, John Rawlinson, Ralph Ashton,
John Bradshaw, and Edmund Butterworth, Esquires, Sir
Thomas Standley Baronet, John Moore and Robert Ireland,
Esquires, Sir Ralph Ashton Baronet, William Ashurst Esquire.
For the County of Stafford.
Simon Rugeley, Lewis Chadwick, Tho. Crumpton, George
Thorly, Walter Brown, Edward Broughton, and Michael Biddulp,
Esquires, Tho. Brough, Sam. Terwick, Michael Low, and William
Turton, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Stafford for the Time being,
John Swinfen Gentleman.
For the County of Cheshire.
Sir George Booth Knight and Baronet, Sir William Brereton
Baronet, George Booth, Thomas Stanley, Philip Manwaring
Henry Manwaring, Henry Brook, John Bradshaw, Rob. Duckingfield, Henry Vernon, John Crew, and William Marbury
For the County of Nottingham.
Gilbert Millington, Esquire, Colonel Francis Thornhagh,
Colonel John Hutchinson, Colonel James Chadwick, Captain
Charles White, Nicholas Charleton, Major Widmerpool, and
Richard Pendock, Esquires, Edward Ayscough Esquire, John
Mason, and Thomas Salisbury Gentleman.
For the County of the Town of Nottingham.
Gilbert Millington Esquire, William Nix Mayor, William
Drewry Alderman, and the Mayor of Nottingham for the Time
being, Nicholas Charleton, Edward Aiscough, and Richard
Pendock, Esquires, John Mason, and Thomas Salisbury,
For the County of Northumberland.
William Fenwick, Thomas Middleton, Michael Welden,
William Shafto, Thomas Lowrain, Henry Ogle, Esquires, George
Paylor, Henry Horsley, Alexander Collingwood, Richard Forster,
William Armorer, Robert Dodsworth, Ralph Salkeild, Gentlemen.
Newcastle upon Tyne.
John Blackeston, Henry Warmouth, and John Clavering,
Esquires, James Clavering, Edward Man, Robert Ellison, John
Cosens, Thomas Legard, George Dawson, George Fenwick,
For the County of Cumberland.
Sir Wilford Lawson Knight, William Lawson, Richard Barwis
William Briscoe, Thomas Lamplough, and Thomas Cholmley,
For the County of Westmerland.
James Bellingham, Edward Brigs, and Allan Bellingham,
Esquires, Thomas Brathwayte, Samuel Knipe, Robert Brathwayte, Thomas Steddall, Richard Brathwait, Roger Bateman,
Jervas Benson Mayor of Kendall, and the Mayor of Kendall for
the Time being, Alan Gilpin, Gentleman.
City of York and the County of the same.
The Lord Mayor for the Time being, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax,
Sir Tho. Fairfax, Sir Will. Allenson, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir
Christopher Croft, and Sir Rob. Burwick Knights, Leonard
Betson, Tho. Hoyl, James Hutchinson, Henry Thompson, Steven
Watson, Thomas Dickinson, Robert Horner, Leonard Thompson,
Simon Coulton Aldermen William Taylor, Merchant.
Kingston upon Hull.
The Mayor for the Time being, Perigrine Pelham Esquire
Henry Barnard, William Poples, John Barnard, and William
For the County of Durham.
Sir George Vane Knight, Timothy Wittingham, Tho. Bowes,
John Fenwick, Thomas Shadforth, Thomas Mitford, Richard
Lilborne, George Lilborne, George Bunny, Thomas Birckbeke,
and John Smart.
North Riding of the County of York.
Ferdinando Lord Fairfax. Sir Thomas Fairfax, Knight, Sir
William Constable Baronet, Sir Matthew Boynton Knight and
Baronet, Sir Richard Darley Knight, Sir John Bourcher, Sir
William Strickland, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Henry Cholmley,
Bryan Stapleton, Henry Darley, Luke Robinson, Sir Henry
Faukland, John Wastall, Christopher Perceyhay, George Trotter,
Francis Lassels, Jeffery Gate George Marwood, Thomas Robinson, James Maleverer, Francis Boynton, and Henry Tempest,
Esquires, and Ralph Rymer Gentleman.
West Riding of the County of York.
Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, Sir
William Constable, Sir Richard Hawksworth, Sir William Lister,
Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir John Savill, Sir Robert Barwick, Knights,
Sir Henry Cholmley, Sir Thomas Maleverer, Sir Philip Stapleton,
Henry Arthington, John Lambert, John Farer, Charles Fairfax,
John Savill, of Medley, Bryan Stapleton, George Marwood,
Thomas Stockdale, Jo. Cholmley, Thomas Bosirle, Thomas
Estoft, William White, Robert Skerne, John Maleverer, and John
Bright, Esquires, William West, Henry Tempest, John Robinson,
Esquires, and Robert Michell Gentleman.
East Riding of the County of York.
Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, Sir
Matthew Boynton Knight and Baronet, Sir William Constable
Baronet, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir William Strickland Knight
and Baronet, Sir Arthur Ingram.
Sir William St. Quinten Baronet, Sir Thomas Remington,
Henry Saint Quinten, Colonel Bainton, Sir Richard Darley
Knight, Richard Remington, John Anlaby, John Alured, Henry
Darley, Francis Thorp, Christopher Ridley, Esquires, Richard
Darley and Marmaduke Grimston, Gentlemen.
And it is further Ordained, That the several Monthly Sums of
Money aforementioned, laid upon the City of London, the County
of Middlesex, and City of Westminster, the County of Kent and
Cities there, the County of Essex, the County of Surry and
Borough of Southwarke, the Counties of Sussex, Hertford.
Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, the Counties of Suffolk and
Norfolk and the City of Norwich, the Counties of Huntington,
Bedford, and Lincolne and the City of Lincolne, Counties of
Rutland, Leicester, Northampton, Warwick, and the City of
Coventry and County of the same, shall be paid unto the
Treasurer of the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, in London, for
and to the Use of the said Army; and that the several Monthly
Sums, laid upon the City of Yorke and County of the same, the
County of York, and the Town of Kingston upon Hull and
County of the same, the County of Nottingham, the Town of
Nottingham and County of the same, the County of Derby and
Town of Derby, the County of Lancaster, the Counties of
Stafford and Cheshire, the Counties of Durham, Cumberland
Westmerland, and Northumberland, and the Town of Newcastle
upon Tyne and County of the same, shall be paid to the Lord
Mayor of the City of York for the Time being, for and to the
Use of the said Army.
And it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons.
That the Commissioners of Excise appointed by Ordinance of
Parliament, or the irrespective Deputies and Sub-commissioners,
in the respective particular Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places
hereafter particularly mentioned, shall, for Four Months
beginning the First of March, One Thousand Six Hundred
Forty-four, pay the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds Monthly,
out of the whole Excise arising within the Counties of York,
Nottingham, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, the City of York and County of the same, and the Town
of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, or what more
shall Monthly arise out of the said Excise, in the said respective
Counties, City, Towns and Places (excepting that of Flesh and
Salt, which is appointed to the Use of the Navy; and also
excepting the Excise that shall arise in the Town of Kingston
upon Hull and County of the same, and also except the Excise
arising in the Town of Nottingham and County of the same), unto
the Lord Mayor of the City of York for the Time being, for and
to the Use of the Scotch Army, for and towards, and in Part of
Payment of, the said Sum of One and Thirty Thousand Pounds
first beforementioned; and the said Commissioners of Excise,
and their said Sub-commissioners and Deputies, in the said
Counties, City, and Places, before particularly mentioned, are hereby required and authorized to pay the same accordingly; for
which, this present Ordinance shall be a sufficient Warrant and
Discharge to them, and every of them, in that Behalf; any former
Ordinance, or other Matter or Thing whatsoever, to the contrary
thereof, in any Wise notwithstanding.
Provided, and the said Lords and Commons do further Declare
and Ordain, That when the Engagements now resting upon the
Sequestrations shall be satisfied, that then the several respective
Counties shall have the Sequestrations of their several Counties,
Cities, and Places, for reimbursing their respective Rates now laid
upon them, towards the raising of this Monthly One and Twenty
Thousand Pounds: And it is hereby further Ordained, That then
the said several Monthly Sums aforesaid shall be paid out of the
said Sequestrations of Delinquents Estates, in the said several
Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places aforementioned, in such Sort
Manner, and Form, as is before herein declared.
Provided also, and the said Lords and Commons do hereby
further Ordain and Declare, That the said Instructions, of March,
1643, beforementioned, made to the said Committees as aforesaid, for such Part and so much of them only as concerneth the
raising of Monies only for the said Army, shall be nulled and
made void, from the said First Day of March, 1644: And the said
Lords and Commons do hereby Declare the same, as to the
aising of Monies only within the several Counties, Cities, Towns,
and Places, therein particularly mentioned, for the said Army,
from the First Day of March, 1644, null and void; any Thing in
the said Instructions contained to the contrary thereof in in any
Provided always, That such Rates and Assessments that shall
be made, by virtue of this Ordinance, upon any Peers of this
Realm, or Members, Assistants, or Attendants upon either of the
Houses of Parliament, for any Rate or Tax made within the
Cities of London and Westminster, or Lines of Communication,
shall, before the same be levied, be presented to the House of
Peers, for the Peers; and to the respective Houses where any
Members, Assistants, or Attendants shall be concerned therein
respectively, and by such respective House allowed and approved
of; any Thing in this Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding.