Table of acts
1654

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'Table of acts: 1654', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. XCIV-C. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56686 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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1654

Date.Title.
19 January, 1653/4Ordinance for repealing several Acts and Resolves of Parliament made for touching the subscribing or taking the Engagement (cf, Act, 2 January, 1649/50, 4 November, 1653). [Scobell, ii., 277; B.M., E., 1063 (40).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 830.
19 January, 1653/4Ordinance declaring the offences herein mentioned and no other shall be adjudged High Treason within the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland and the Dominions thereunto belonging. [B.M., E., 1063 (41).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 831.
28 January, 1653/4Ordinance for appointing a Committee for the Army and Treasurers at war. [B.M., E., 1063 (42).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 835.
28 January, 1653/4Ordinance concerning certain details of the Monthly Assessment. [B.M., E., 1063 (43).]
10 February, 1653/4Ordinance for the better ordering and disposing the Estates under sequestration. [B.M., E., 1063 (44).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 839.
17 February, 1653/4Ordinance touching the Assessing, Levying and Collecting of the latter three months' Assessment appointed by an Act of the late Parliament of 10 December, 1653, entituled An Act for an Assessment at the rate of £120,000 per month for six months from the 25th December, 1653, towards the maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth. [B.M., E., 1063 (45).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 842.
17 February, 1653/4An Ordinance of Explanation touching Treason (cf. Ord. of 19 January, 1653/4). [B.M., 669, f. 17 (77).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 844.
28 February, 1653/4Ordinance for reviving the jurisdiction of the County Palatine of Lancaster and for holding an Assize there. [Scobell, ii., 278).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 844.
17 March, 1653/4Ordinance for continuing the Excise. [B.M., E., 1063 (47).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 845.
20 March, 1653/4Ordinance for continuance until 26 March, 1658, of the Act of Parliament of 11 March, 1650/1. entituled An Act for the Continuation of the Customs until the 20th March, 1653/4. [B.M. E., 1063 (48).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 854.
20 March, 1653/4Ordinance for continuation until 26 March, 1655, of an Act of 27 March, 1651, entituled An Act for laying an imposition upon Coles towards the building and maintaining ships for guarding the Seas. [Scobell, ii., 280.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 854.
20 March, 1653/4Ordinance for passing custodies of Idiots and Lunatics. [B.M., E., 1063 (51).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 854.
20 March, 1653/4Ordinance declaring that the proceedings in case of Murther in Ireland shall be as formerly. [B.M., E., 1063 (52).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 855.
20 March, 1653/4Ordinance for appointing Commissioners for a Probation of Publique Preachers. [Scobell, ii., 279–80 (1653, cap. 16).
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 855.
23 March, 1653/4Ordinance for continuing till 1 November, 1654, the Act of 12 March, 1651, for impresting of seamen. [B.M., E., 1063 (53).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 858.
23 March, 1653/4Ordinance for relief of persons who have acted in the service of Parliament confirming former Acts, etc. [B.M., E., 1063 (55).]
Printed, Vol. ii., 859.
31 March, 1654Ordinance for suspending the proceedings of the Judges named in the Act of 5th October, 1653, for the relief of Creditors and poor Prisoners. [B.M., E., 1063 (56).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 860.
31 March, 1654Ordinance prohibiting Cockmatches. [Scobell, ii., 283.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 861.
31 March, 1654Ordinance for the better amending and keeping in repair the Common Highways within the Nation. [Scobell, ii., 283–8.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 861.
3 April, 1654Ordinance for continuing until further Order an Act of Parliament of 8 April, 1653, for Probate of Wills and granting administration. [Scobell, ii., 288.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 869.
8 April, 1654Ordinance for adjourning part of Easter Term, 1654. [B.M., E., 669, f. 17 (84).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 869.
11 April, 1654Ordinance appointing Commissioners to put in execution the Act of 1 April, 1653, prohibiting the planting of Tobacco in England. [B.M., E., 1063 (60).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 870.
12 April, 1654Ordinance touching Surveyors of the Highway for this present year, 1654. [B.M., E., 1063 (61).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 871.
12 April, 1654Ordinance for uniting Scotland into one Commonwealth with England. [Scobell, ii., 293–3.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 871.
12 April, 1654Ordinance for Pardon and Grace to the People of Scotland. [Scobell, ii., 288–293.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 875.
12 April, 1654Ordinance for erecting Courts Baron in Scotland. [Scobell, ii., 295.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 883
12 April, 1654Ordinance for settling the Estates of several excepted Persons in Scotland, in Trustees, to the Uses herein expressed. [Scobell, ii., 296–8.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 884.
18 April, 1654Ordinance for further suspending the proceedings of the Judges named in the Act of 5 October, 1653, for the relief of creditors and poor prisoners. [B.M., E., 1063 (66).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 888.
4 May, 1654An additional Ordinance for the Excise (cf. Ordinance of 17 March, 1653–4). [Scobell, ii., 298–9.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 889.
4 May, 1654Ordinance for further doubling upon and finishing the sale of Deans' and Chapters' Lands and Manors of Rectories, Glebelands, etc. (cf. Ordinance of 8 December, 1646, and Acts of 30 April, 1649, and 16 and 23 October, 1650). [Scobell, ii., 299–303.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 890.
16 May, 1654Ordinance for continuing until the 31st May, 1654, the Ordinance of 18 April, 1654, for further suspending the proceedings of the Judges named in the Act of Parliament of 5 October, 1653, for relief of creditors and poor prisoners. [B.M., E., 1064 (3).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 897.
16 May, 1654Ordinance of explanation of the Ordinance of 31 March, 1654, for better amending and keeping in repair the common highways within this nation. [B.M., E., 1064 (5).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 897.
26 May, 1654Ordinance for the County Court of the County of Chester to be held at Norwich during the continuance of the infection of the plague in Chester. [B.M., E., 1064 (4).]
26 May, 1654Ordinance for relief of Debtors in Scotland in some cases of extremity. Printed, Vol. ii., p. 898.
26 May, 1654Ordinance empowering the Commissioners appointed to consider of the matter contained in the 28th Article of the Treaty with the States General, to administer an Oath.
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 899.
26 May, 1654Ordinance for preservation of the Works of the Great Level of the Fens. [Scobell, ii., 303–5.]
Printed. Vol. ii., p. 899.
2 June, 1654Ordinance for an explanation touching the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty (cf, Act of 2 April, 1651). [Scobell, ii., 305.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 902.
8 June, 1654Ordinance for an assessment for six months from June 24, 1654, for maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth, at the rate of £120,000 per month for the first three months, and at the rate of £90,000 per month for the last three months thereof (cf. Act of 10 December, 1653, and Ordinance of 17 February, 1653–4). [B.M., E., 1064 (10).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 902.
9 June, 1654Ordinance for enabling the Judge or Judges of the Northern Circuit to hold Assize and Gaoldelivery at Durham. [Scobell, ii., 305–7; B.M., E., 1064 (11).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 907.
9 June, 1654Ordinance for the further doubling of £2,000 upon Deans', Deans' and Chapters' Lands, Manors of Rectories, Glebe Lands, etc. (cf. Ordinance of 4 May, 1654). [Scobell, ii., 307–8.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 910.
9 June, 1654Ordinance for relief of creditors and poor prisoners, amending and explaining the Act of 5 October, 1653. [Scobell, ii., 308–10.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 911.
9 June, 1654Ordinance for reviving the Court of the Duchy of Lancaster at Westminster. [Scobell, ii., 310– 11.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 916.
13 June, 1654Ordinance for establishing a High Court of Justice. [B.M., E., 1064 (14).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 917
21 June, 1654Ordinance for bringing the Publique Revenues of this Commonwealth into one Treasury. [Scobell, ii., 311–12.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 918.
21 June, 1654Ordinance appointing who shall be Justices of Assize for the County Palatine of Lancaster. [Scobell, ii., 313.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 921.
23 June, 1654Ordinance amending the Ordinance of 20 March, 1653–4, by giving further time for approbation of Publique Preachers. [Scobell, ii., 313.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 922.
23 June, 1654Ordinance for the regulation of Hackney-Coachmen in London and the places adjacent. [B.M., E., 1064 (18).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 922.
23 June, 1654Ordinance for the further encouragement of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and of the soldiers and other Planters there [Scobell, ii., 313–7.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 923.
27 June, 1654Ordinance for Distribution of the Elections in Scotland. [B.M., E., 1064 (21).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 930.
27 June, 1654Ordinance for Distribution of the Elections in Ireland. [B.M., E., 1064 (22).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 932.
27 June, 1654Ordinance for Indemnity to the English Protestants of the Province of Munster in Ireland. [Scobell, ii., 317–9.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 933.
29 June, 1654Ordinance against challenges, duels and all provocations thereunto. [Scobell, ii., 319–20.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 937.
29 June, 1654Ordinance for continuing the Committee for the Army and Treasurers of War and for paying a proportion of the monthly assessment for the Navy (cf. Ordinances of 28 January, 1653–4, and 8 June, 1654. [B.M., E., 1064 (24).]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 939.
30 June, 1654Ordinance empowering the Commissioners of the Customs and others for the better suppressing of drunkenness and prophane cursing and swearing in persons employed under them. [Scobell, ii., 320–1.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 940.
4 July, 1654Ordinance prohibiting Horse-Races for six months from 6 July, 1654. [B.M., E., 1064 (26).]
Printed, Vol. ii., 941.
1 August, 1654Ordinance appointing a Committee of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland for determining differences among the said Adventurers. [B.M., E., 1064 (28).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 942.
8 August, 1654Ordinance for the better support of the Universities in Scotland, and encouragement of Public Preachers there. [Nicoll's Diary, pp. 164–7.]
Printed in Appendix to this Table.
11 August, 1654Additional Ordinance for the relief of creditors and poor prisoners; to continue, along with the Act of 5 October, 1653, and the Ordinance of 9 June, 1654, until 1 December, 1654. [B.M., E., 1064 (29).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 943.
11 August, 1654Ordinance for the better redress of the abuses committed upon the River of Thames and Waters of Medway. [Scobell, ii., 321–2.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 945.
21 August, 1654Ordinance for appointing Commissioners to survey the Forests, Honors, Manors, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments within the usual limits and perambulations of the same, heretofore belonging to the late King, Queen and Prince. [Scobell, ii., 322–4.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 946.
21 August, 1654Ordinance for the better regulating and limiting the Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery. [Scobell, ii., 324–335.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 947.
28 August, 1654Ordinance for ejecting scandalous, ignorant and insufficient ministers and schoolmasters. [Scobell, ii., 335–347.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 968.
29 August, 1654Ordinance appointing the Excise of Alum and Copperas, amending the Ordinance of 17 March. 1653–4. Printed, Vol. ii., p. 990.
30 August, 1654Ordinance for taking an account of the moneys received upon the Act for the better propagation and preaching of the Gospel in Wales. [Scobell, ii., 347–8.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 990.
30 August, 1654Ordinance for sale of Four Forests or Chases re served for collateral security to soldiers. [Scobell, ii., 348–52.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 993.
2 September, 1654Ordinance for the better maintenance and encouragement of Preaching Ministers, and for uniting of Parishes. [Scobell, ii., 353–6.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1000.
2 September, 1654Ordinance enabling such soldiers as have served the Commonwealth in the late wars to exercise any Trade. [Scobell, ii., 357.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1006.
2 September, 1654Ordinance touching the Office of Postage of Letters, Inland and Foreign. [B.M., E., 1064 (37).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1007.
2 September, 1654Ordinance giving liberty for the carrying of Millstone, Timber, Stone, etc., amending the High way Ordnance of 31 March, 1654. [B.M., E., 1064 (38).] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1013.
2 September, 1654Ordinance touching Fines or Writs of Covenants and Writs of Entry. [Scobell, ii., 358.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1013.
2 September, 1654Ordinance for further doubling upon Deans and Chapters' Lands. [Scobell, ii., 358–9.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1014.
2 September, 1654Ordinance admitting Protestants in Ireland to compound. [Scobell, ii., 359.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1015.
2 September, 1654Ordinance for bringing several branches of the Revenue under the managing and government of the Treasury and Court of Exchequer. [Scobell, ii., 359–61.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1016.
2 September, 1654Ordinance for reviving Acts of Parliament of 7 Jac. I. and 3 Car. I. for the recovery and preservation of many thousand acres of ground in Norfolk and Suffolk surrounded by the rage of the Sea. [Scobell, ii., 361.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1019.
2 September, 1654Ordinance for continuance and maintenance of the Almshouse and Almsmen called Poor Knights, and other charitable and pious uses, whereof the late Deans and Canons of Windsor were Feoffees in Trust. [Scobell, ii., 361–5.]
Printed, Vol. ii., 1019.
2 September, 1654Additional Ordinance to the Ordinances of 20 March, 1653–4, appointing Commissioners for approbation of Publique Preachers [Scobell, ii., 365–6.] Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1025.
2 September, 1654Ordinance for appointing Visitors for the Universities. [Scobell, ii., 366–8.]
Printed, Vol. ii., p. 1026.