[3 September, 1645.]
Whereas by a former Ordinance made in or about the
Eighteenth of December, 1643. it was Provided and Ordained,
That the Town of Newport Pagnel in the County of Buckingham
should be Fortified, and the Garison there maintained at the
charges of several Counties neer adjoyning, but no provision is
thereby made for the Garisons of Bedford in the County of Bedford; of Huntington in the County of Huntington; of the
Castle of Cambridge in the County of Cambridge, or Lyn Regis
in the County of Norfolk; and at present there is no provision
or maintenance made for the said last recited Garisons.
Ord. of 18 Dec. 1643 for maintenance of Newport Pagnel Garrison repealed.; Monthly Rate on several Counties for maintenance of several Garrisons.
The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking into
their serious consideration, how the said Garisons may for the
time to come be maintained, and have constant pay provided for
the Officers and Soldiers of the said Garisons, Have Ordered, and
be it by Authority of Parliament Ordained, That the said Ordinance made in or about the Eighteenth of December, 1643. for
the maintaining the said Garison of Newport Pagnel, be repealed and made void from the first day of June in the year of our
Lord God, 1645. And the said Lords and Commons do further
Declare and Ordain, That for the maintaining the said Garisons
of Newport Pagnel, Bedford, Huntington, Castle at Cambridge
and Lyn Regis, from the said June 1. 1645. there shall be
monthly raised within all the Counties, Cities and Places hereafter named, the Monethly Sum of Three thousand seven hundred forty and six pounds, the same to be Assessed, Raised, and
Leavied within the said Counties and Cities respectively, in
maner and from following: Viz.
In the County of Bedford, the Monethly sum of One hundred
seventy three pounds and three pence.
In the County of Hertford, the Monethly sum of Two hundred
ninety seven pounds sixteen shillings and a peny.
In the County of Cambridge, the Monethly sum of Two
hundred forty five pounds six shillings and eight pence.
In the Isle of Ely, the Monethly sum of Ninety pounds seventeen shillings and eleven pence.
In the County of Huntington, the Monethly sum of One
hundred thirty nine pounds sixteen shillings and seven pence.
In the County of Norfolk, the Monethly sum of Eight hundred
sixty six pounds nineteen shillings and five pence.
In the County of Suffolk, the Monethly sum of Eight hundred
and fifteen pounds eleven shillings and nine pence.
In the County of Essex, the Monethly sum of Seven hundred
and fourteen pounds four shillings and seven pence.
In the County of the City of Norwich, the Monethly sum of
One hundred pounds thirteen shillings and seven pence.
In the County of Northampton, the Monethly sum of Two
In the County of Buckingham, the Monethly sum of Eighty
Payments when to begin., etc.
And it is also Ordained, That the first Moneth and time of payment shall begin and be accompted from the first day of June
in the year of our Lord, 1645. and to continue for the space of
one whole year, next after the first of June last past.
Lords Lieu. of Counties of Eastern Association to be Committee.; Moneys how to be disposed and distributed.
And it is further Ordained by the said Lords and Commons,
That the several Lords Lieutenants of the respective Counties of
the Eastern Association, shall be, and are hereby appointed to be
of the Committee of the said Association; And that the several
sums of money Monethly raised within the said Counties, shall
be imployed and disposed of for the maintenance and pay of such
and so many Officers within the said several Garisons, as by the
said Committee for the Eastern Association shall be nominated
and appointed; And also for the maintenance of the several
Soldiers within the said several Garisons as hereafter followeth:
At Newport Pagnel Eight hundred Foot, and One hundred
and twenty Horse: At the Town of Bedford Eighty Foot and
Forty Dragoons: at the Town of Huntington, Eighty Foot and
Forty Dragoons: At the castle of Cambridge One hundred &
twenty Foot, and Ten Horse; which said Horse are to be ordered
and directed by the said Committee of the Eastern Association:
At the Town of Lyn Regis One thousand Foot, whereof Three
hundred are to be sent to Boston, for the better securing of that
Garrison, as they shall be ordered and directed by both Houses
of Parliament, or the Committee of both Kingdoms, or by the
said Committee of the House of Commons for the Eastern Association.
Committee for Eastern Association may name Treasurers.
And be it further Ordained, That the said Committee for the
said Eastern Association, shall and may, from time to time,
nominate and appoint such person and persons to be Treasurer
and Treasurers for the receiving and paying such sums of money
to be raised within the said Counties as abovesaid, as they shall
think fit; And that the several Collectors, and other persons
within the said several Counties, do pay all moneys by them received, and to be received and collected by vertue of this Ordinance, to such Treasurer or Treasurers so to be named and appointed as aforesaid.
Moneys raised by this Ord. to be wholly used for said Garrisons.; Allowances.
And be it further Ordained and Declared, That all the sums of
money to be assessed and raised by vertue of this Ordinance, shall
be wholly imployed in the maintaining and paying the Officers
and Soldiers of the said Garrisons, and in and about the said Garisons, and necessary preservation of them, and to no other use
whatsoever; And that the said Treasurer and Treasurers shall
issue forth and pay no sum of money, but for the uses and intents aforesaid, and that by Warrant and Order in writing, to be
from time to time had and made from the said Committee for the
Eastern Association, under five or more of their hands; which
said Committee are to issue forth no Order or Warrant but for
the uses and intents aforesaid, other then in allowances of necessary Fees and charges to Treasurers, Collectors, and other persons
imployed in the collecting, raising and paying of the said
moneys; which said Treasurers, Collectors and other persons,
are to have no greater Fees or alowances, then is alowed to the
Treasurers, Collectors and other persons appointed for the collecting the several sums of money raised by the several Ordinances
of Parliament for the payment of Sir Tho: Fairfax's Army.
Power to Committees of Norfolk, Suffolk, etc. already named by former Ord. to levy moneys in said Counties.
And it is further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That
for the assessing, levying and raising the several Monthly sums
aforesaid upon the several counties aforesaid, the Committees, or
any three or more of them of the several counties of Norfolk,
Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge, Isle of Ely, Huntington, Northampton, Bedford, Buckingham, and city of Norwich respectively,
already established and appointed by Parliament for the assessing, raising and levying the several sums of money for the payment of the Army under the command of Sir Tho: Fairfax, shall
and may have power to nominate Assessors, Collectors, and other
Officers and persons for the assessing, raising, collecting and
levying the monethly sums of money within the said several
counties, cities and places; and shall have power to assess, tax,
raise, collect and levy the said several sums of money within the
said respective counties, with the best equality they may, upon
each Parish, Township or place within the said several counties:
And shall and may send forth their Warrants to the high Constables, or such other persons as they or any three of them shall
think fitting for the rating, assessing and collecting of the
several sums taxed or rated upon the said several Parishes,
Townships and Places; which sums so rated and taxed, to be
raised by distress and sale of the goods of all and singular such
persons as shall refuse or neglect, after lawful demand, to pay
their proportions so rated upon them, by Warrant under the hand
of any two or more of the said Committees respectively: And if
any person shall finde himself grieved by any such tax, That
such person, upon complaint to the said Committees, or any two
of them respectively, if they shall think fit, shall be relieved in
such sort as they or any two of them respectively shall finde
reasonable: Provided, That such complaint be made within six
days after notice of his said tax; And if any person or persons
within the said respective counties, which by vertue of this Ordinance shall be rated to pay any sum or sums of money, shall
obstinately refuse to pay the same; And if no goods of such
person or persons can be found, whereby he may be distrained
for payment thereof, That then it shall be lawful, to and for the
said Committees, or any three or more of them respectively, to
cause such person, not being a Peer of this Realm, or Assistant of
the House of Peers, so refusing or neglecting, to be imprisoned,
& there to be detained & kept, until he or they shal pay their
rates & taxes.
All persons, lands, etc. chargeable for maintenance of Sir T. Fairfax' forces chargeable hereunder.
And it is further Ordered and Declared, That all sum and
said several sums of money within the said several counties, that
all person and persons, Bodies Politique and Corporate; all
Manors, Lands, Tenements. Rents and Hereditaments, Goods
and Chattels whatsoever within the said counties, that are liable
and chargeable with the taxes and payment of any money for
the payment of the said Army under Sir Tho: Fairfax, within
the said counties, are and shall be liable to the payment of the
said several sums to be raised by vertue of this Ordinance: And
the said Committees of the said several counties, or any three or
more of them, shall and may do and execute all such Power and
Authority for the raising of the said several sums of money to be
raised within the said counties by vertue of this Ordinance, as to
them or any three of them is given by vertue of the said Ordinances for the payment of the Army under the command of Sir
Tho: Fairfax, upon all persons not being a Peer of this Realm,
or Assistant of the House of Peers; and shall and may give such
alowance and alowances to Officers, and Fine and Imprison,
except as aforesaid, such as shall neglect or refuse their several
duties and offices, in such sort and manner as in and by the said
Ordinance for the payment of Sir Tho: Fairfax's Army is appointed.
Payment for Quarters at Newport Pagnel.
And it is further Ordered and Declared, That all sum and
sums of money not yet assessed, collected or paid from the several
counties, named in and by the said Ordinance, made in or about
Decemb. 18. 1643. for the erecting and maintaining of the
garison of Newport Pagnel until the said June 1. 1645. shal and
may be forthwith assessed, collected and paid in such maner,
and by such person and persons, as in and by this Ordinance is
appointed and declared, unto the said Treasurer and Treasurers
to be appointed by vertue of this present Ordinance; which said
sums of money shall be paid and disposed for the payment and
discharge of the Billet and Quarter due by the Officers and
Soldiers of Newport Pagnel, unto the Inhabitants of Newport
Pagnel, and three hundreds of Newport, and other Towns and
places neer adjoyning; and after such Quarter and Billet first
paid, then the remainder and overplus (if any be) to such person
and persons, as by the said Committee for the Eastern Association shall be appointed and declared.
Committee to cause Musters to be taken of Garrisons.
And it is further Ordained and Declared, That the said Committee for the Eastern Association, shal and may from time to
time, cause Musters to be taken within the said Garisons, so often
as they shall hold sitting; and that they shall and may nominate
and appoint such person & persons as they please to take such