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List of Ordinances and Acts of the Parliament of England, 1642 to 1660

This is a list of Ordinances and Acts of the Parliament of England from 1642 to 1660, during the English Civil War and the Interregnum.

As King Charles I of England would not assent to Bills from a Parliament at war with him, decrees of Parliament before the Third English Civil War were styled ordinances. The Rump Parliament reverted to using the term "Act" on 6 January 1649 when it passed the Act erecting a High Court of Justice for the trial of the King (when any possibility of reconciliation between King and Parliament was over). All but one subsequent decree were term Acts through to the end of the interregnum. All of these Ordinances and Acts were considered void after the English Restoration due to their lack of Royal Assent.

1642

  • 5 March, 1641/2 An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament for the safety and defence of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales. (Militia Ordinance)
  • 29 March, 1642 Ordinance for settling the Militia of London.
  • 23 May, 1642 Ordinance for raising 1,000 volunteers to be employed in the reduction of Ireland.
  • 28 May, 1642 Ordinance for raising men for Ireland.
  • 4 June, 1642 An Ordinance for the securing the sum of £100,000 agreed to be lent the Parliament by several companies and citizens of London for the use of the Kingdom.
  • 9 June, 1642 Ordinance for bringing in Plate, Money, and Horses.
  • 17 June, 1642 The Ordinance for the Sea-Adventure to Ireland.
  • 1 July, 1642 Ordinance for the Earl of Warwick to remain in his command of the Fleet.
  • 2 July, 1642 Ordinance for appointing Lord Wharton to be Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.
  • 5 July, 1642 Ordinance for raising 5,000 foot and 500 horse for Ireland.
  • 6 July, 1642 Ordinance for raising 2,000 men for relieving Hull.
  • 15 July, 1642 An Ordinance appointing the Earl of Essex to be Captain General.
  • 1 August, 1642 An Ordinance concerning the Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage.
  • 10 August, 1642 Ordinance appointing Sir Gilbert Gerrard Treasurer of the Army.
  • 10 August, 1642 Ordinance for Henry Herbert to repair to Monmouthshire and publish the Declaration against the Commission of Array.
  • 24 August, 1642 An Ordinance for the better observation of the monthly Fast.
  • 26 August, 1642 Ordinance for raising money in London.
  • 26 August, 1642 An Ordinance inhibiting the Importation of Currants.
  • 2 September, 1642 An Ordinance concerning Stage Plays.
  • 15 September, 1642 To secure the repayment of money advanced by the inhabitants of London.
  • 15 September, 1642 Ordinance appointing Commissioners of the Navy.
  • 15 September, 1642 Ordinance appointing Thomas Smith secretary of the Admiralty.
  • 17 September, 1642 Ordinance for putting the City of Worcester in a posture of defence.
  • 5 October, 1642 Ordinance for raising 2,000 foot for Ireland.
  • 6 October, 1642 Ordinance for Commissioners for Ireland.
  • 19 October, 1642 Ordinance to give leave to any of His Majesty's subjects to set forth ships to take such ships as shall go to relieve the Rebels in Ireland.
  • 20 October, 1642 Ordinance for the Earl of Warwick to appoint commanders in the Navy in the English and Irish Seas.
  • 22 October, 1642 Ordinance appointing the Earl of Warwick to command a second army to be raised about London and the counties adjacent.
  • 24 October, 1642 An Ordinance making provision for those that shall be maimed in this present war in the service of the Parliament and for the wives and children of those that shall be slain.
  • 24 October, 1642 Ordinance for the security and safe conduct of the commissioners of the Realm of Scotland.
  • 21 October, 1642 Ordinance for the security and safe conduct of such Divines as shall come from the Realm of Scotland to the Assembly of Divines in this Kingdom.
  • 1 November, 1642 Ordinance concerning apprentices that list themselves as soldiers.
  • 9 November, 1642 Ordinance for the disciplining of the Army.
  • 15 November, 1642 Order or ordinance empowering Maximilian Bard and other commissioners to seize horses in and about London.
  • 26 November, 1642 An Ordinance for the assessing of all such as have not contributed upon the Propositions of both Houses of Parliament for the raising of money, plate, horse and horsemen, etc
  • 29 November, 1642 An explanation of the former ordinance for assessing such as have not contributed, etc.]]
  • 29 November, 1642 An Ordinance for the better provision of Victuals and other Necessaries for the Army and for payment and satisfaction to be made for such provisions.
  • 29 November, 1642 An Ordinance to give power to divers persons to set forth ships for the taking of all ships that they shall take coming against the Kingdom.
  • 29 November, 1642 An Ordinance for repaying money lent upon the Propositions.
  • 29 November, 1642 An Ordinance concerning John Pickering, Esq.
  • 7 December, 1642 An Order being an explanation to some things in the Ordinance for assessing of such persons as have not contributed, etc.
  • 8 December, 1642 An Ordinance for taxing several counties for the support of the Army.
  • 14 December, 1642 An Ordinance for the better and more speedy execution of the late Ordinance of the 29th of November, 1642.
  • 15 December, 1642 Ordinance for the Association of the Counties of Leicester, Derby, Notts, etc.
  • 20 December, 1642 An Ordinance for the Association of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge, etc.
  • 24 December, 1642 Ordinance for reimbursing Monies for the Defence of Devonshire.
  • 31 December, 1642 Ordinance for the Association of the Counties of Warwick and Stafford, etc.

1643

  • 2 January, 1642/3 Ordinance for the Parliament Forces to drive the King's from Brill in Buckinghamshire.
  • 9 January, 1642/3 Instructions for Sir William Brereton, Sir George Booth, and the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants of Chester.
  • 9 January, 1642/3 A Declaration and Ordinance for the Defence of the County of Lincoln.
  • 10 January, 1642/3 An Ordinance for Raising Forces in the County of Wilts.
  • 14 January, 1642/3 An Ordinance for assessing the Counties of Northampton, Leicester, Derby, etc.
  • 14 January, 1642/3 Ordinance for stopping the coal trade to Newcastle, etc.
  • 17 January, 1642/3 Order for assessing persons in the County of Devon towards the charge of the Army there.
  • 17 January, 1642/3 Order to pay money to the Deputy Lieutenants of Devonshire.
  • 21 January, 1642/3 Ordinance against removing the Term to Oxford.
  • 21 January, 1642/3 Ordinance concerning the Customs for the continuance of the ordinance of concerning the subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage from 1 March, 1643, to 25 March, 1644.
  • 26 January, 1642/3 Ordinance for assessing Lancashire for the relief of Manchester, etc.
  • 27 January, 1642/3 Ordinance for the Somersetshire men to have their own contribution-money already raised for maintenance of the Forces raised there.
  • 27 January, 1642/3 Ordinance for the Assessment of the Malignants in Somersetshire.
  • 30 January, 1642/3 Ordinance for new Loans and Contributions, etc., for Ireland.
  • 3 February, 1642/3 An Ordinance for the better raising and levying of Mariners, Sailors and others for the present guarding of the Seas, etc.
  • 3 February, 1642/3 Ordinance for raising Forces and Money in the County of Wilts.
  • 8 February, 1642/3 An Ordinance for the Earl of Warwick to command the Fleet.
  • 8 February, 1642/3 Ordinance for assessing divers persons in London according to the Ordinance of 29 November.
  • 11 February, 1642/3 An Ordinance for securing Hampshire by raising men and money.
  • 11 February, 1642/3 An Ordinance to appoint Sir William Waller Serjeant-Major-General of the Forces in Gloucestershire and other adjacent counties, and for paying his army.
  • 13 February, 1642/3 Order concerning the City and County of Exon.
  • 13 February, 1642/3 Ordinance for seizing the effects of persons in Nottingham who have been in arms against the Parliament.
  • 15 February, 1642/3 Ordinance for a public confession to be used at the Fast.
  • 21 February, 1642/3 Ordinance for sequestering the profits of St. Margaret's, Lothbury.
  • 21 February, 1642/3 Ordinance for sequestering the profits of St. Martin's in the Vintry.
  • 21 February, 1642/3 Ordinance for rating sea coal.
  • 23 February, 1642/3 Ordinance for Mr. Nathaniel Fiennes to raise a regiment of Horse.
  • 24 February, 1642/3 Ordinance for raising money for the maintenance of the Army by a Weekly Assessment.
  • 4 March, 1642/3 Explanatory Ordinance.
  • 4 March, 1642/3 Ordinance for the defence of Taunton.
  • 6 March, 1642/3 Order for Relief of Maimed Soldiers and their Families.
  • 7 March, 1642/3 Order for intrenching and fortifying the City of London.
  • 13 March, 1642/3 Ordinance for allowing one third part of Prize goods to the Captors.
  • 24 March, 1642/3 Ordinance for raising money for the defence of Exeter.
  • 25 March, 1642/3 Ordinance for the Commissioners of the Customs to repay themselves £20,000.
  • 27 March, 1643 Ordinance for sequestering notorious Delinquents' Estates.
  • 31 March, 1643 Ordinance for raising money weekly in Hertfordshire.
  • 5 April, 1643 Ordinance to provide Mariners for supplying the Navy.
  • 5 April, 1643 Order for securing £40,000 borrowed from the City of London.
  • 10 April, 1643 Ordinance for raising money in the Isle of Wight.
  • 10 April, 1643 Ordinance for associating the Counties of Warwick, Stafford and Salop.
  • 11 April, 1643 Ordinance for the repayment of £2,600 out of the assessment of Dorsetshire.
  • 11 April, 1643 Ordinance for the Explanation of the Weekly Assessment in London.
  • 11 April, 1643 An Additional Ordinance for sequestering Delinquents, Estates in Devon.
  • 12 April, 1643 An Ordinance giving power to the Committee for the Militia of London to raise regiments of Volunteers.
  • 12 April, 1643 An Ordinance giving power to the Mayor of Plymouth to seize corn. etc., for that town.
  • 12 April, 1643 An Ordinance assessing persons in Yarmouth for the defence of the town.
  • 13 April, 1643 An Ordinance to prevent the Judges, Officers, and Ministers of the Court of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, from repairing to Oxford to keep the next term there.
  • 18 April, 1643 Ordinance for Lord Gray's forces quartered at Watford to join the Earl of Essex, out of the Bounds of their Association.
  • 20 April, 1643 An Order for raising a regiment of Volunteers, under Sir John Wittewrong, in the County of Hertford, to serve out of the Limits of their Association.
  • 25 April, 1643 An Ordinance for Collections to be made for relief of Captives in Algiers.
  • 25 April, 1643 An Order, engaging the public faith, to secure repayment of money, etc., advanced for the support of the army under Sir William Waller.
  • 29 April, 1643 Order for sequestering the estates of Delinquents in Devon.
  • 2 May, 1643 Further Order for the execution of Martial Discipline in the Trained Bands in the Cities of London and Westminster and in the County of Middlesex.
  • 2 May, 1643 A Further Ordinance for Colonel Oliver Cromwell and others to seize goods and chattels of Malignants in Cambridgeshire.
  • 2 May, 1643 Order for Sir Walter Earle to command the militia in Dorset.
  • 2 May, 1643 Order for the indemnity of the inhabitants of Barnstaple, for fortifying their town.
  • 3 May, 1643 Order for preventing disorderly assemblies in Dorset, Somerset, Wilts, etc.
  • 3 May, 1643 Order to depute two Persons in every county to see the Ordinance for the weekly Assessment put into Execution.
  • 4 May, 1643 Order for Garrisons in Hampshire to be paid out of the King's revenues in that County.
  • 5 May, 1643 Order for burning the Book of Sports.
  • 6 May, 1643 Order for the repayment of monies lent by the City of London.
  • 6 May, 1643 Order explaining Ordinance of 28 November, 1642, concerning the assessment.
  • 7 May, 1643 An Ordinance for the speedy raising and levying of money throughout the whole of England and dominion of Wales: members of both Houses excepted.
  • 10 May, 1643 Order to redress the Abuses in taking Horses for supply of the Army.
  • 10 May, 1643 Ordinance following Commission granted by the Earl of Essex to Colonel James Mauleverer to levy and raise a regiment of harquebussers, pledging public faith for repayment of monies, etc., lent to him.
  • 10 May, 1643 Order for the speedy levy of assessments under Ordinances of 3rd and 7th May, 1643, and 30th January, 1642/3, and Act for a Contribution towards the Relief of Ireland.
  • 10 May, 1643 Ordinance as to the levy of the weekly assessment in Southwark, etc.
  • 16 May, 1643 Further Ordinance (amending that of May 3) for suppressing riots in Dorset, Somerset, and Wilts.
  • 17 May, 1643 Ordinance for the sequestration of the jurisdiction of William, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 17 May, 1643 Ordinance (amending that of 30 January, 1642–3) for the contribution for the relief of Ireland, authorizing Commissioners to receive the money.
  • 18 May, 1643 Ordinance exempting estates of Earl of St. Albans from former Ordinance for sequestration of Papists' estates: on account of his services in Ireland.
  • 18 May, 1643 Ordinance amending Ordinance of 7 May for the raising and levying of money by allowing sums raised in the Eastern Association to be applied to the maintenance of the army of the Association.
  • 24 May, 1643 Ordinance authorising Colonel Walter Long to take and collect such moneys as have been formerly by him and others assessed and as yet unpaid, in Essex, Hertford, and Bedford, by a Commission from the Earl of Essex.
  • 26 May, 1643 Order for £10,000 a year to be paid to the Earl of Essex out of the estates of Delinquents.
  • 26 May, 1643 Ordinance transferring the County of Huntingdon from the Midland Association to the Eastern Association.
  • 29 May, 1643 Further Ordinance for seizing horses for the use of the Army, amending that of 10 May.
  • 30 May, 1643 Order empowering the Committee at Haberdashers' Hall to cess estates in London and twenty miles round that have not paid their due proportion of assessment under the Ordinance of the Twentieth part.
  • 30 May, 1643 Ordinance for the prevention of the smuggling of prohibited goods.
  • 30 May, 1643 Ordinance for the peace of the County of Kent, and for enabling them to associate with the City of London or any other Counties adjacent
  • 30 May, 1643 Further Ordinance against removing the term to Oxford (cf. Ord. of 21 Jan., 1642–3.)
  • 1 June, 1643 Further Ordinance for the speedy raising of money, appointing members of new Committees. (cf. 30 Jan., 1642–3, 3 May and 10 May, 1643.)
  • 5 June, 1643 Ordinance to raise £100 weekly for the defence of Southwark, and appointing a Committee.
  • 5 June, 1643 Ordinance for raising forces for the reduction of Newcastle, with Propositions accepted by both Houses.
  • 9 June, 1643 Ordinance for a Covenant to reveal plots against the Parliament to be taken by all who are lovers of their country.
  • 10 June, 1643 Further Ordinance (amending that of 17th May) to sequester the jurisdiction and temporalities of Archbishop Laud.
  • 12 June, 1643 Ordinance appointing Sir Thomas Middleton Commander-in-Chief of the Counties of Denbigh, Montgomery, Flint, Merioneth, Carnarvon, and Anglesey.
  • 12 June, 1643 Ordinance for an assembly of Divines to settle the doctrine of the Church.
  • 12 June, 1643 Ordinance appointing the Earl of Denbigh as Commander-in-Chief of the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, Stafford, Salop, etc., and to succeed Lord Brooke as Lord Lieutenant of the County of Warwick.
  • 14 June, 1643 Ordinance for correcting and regulating abuses of the Press.
  • 24 June, 1643 Ordinance for raising and paying Forces for the Defence of the Isle of Wight.
  • 5 July, 1643Ordinance for paying the Scottish Army in Ireland, by arrangement with members of the Company of the Merchant Adventurers.
  • 10 July, 1643 Ordinance for securing the town of Lynn and the adjacent country in case the Popish Northern Army should force a passage through Lincolnshire into Norfolk.
  • 10 July, 1643 Ordinance for the indemnity of the Mayor of Hull and others for seizing the forts, and the persons of Sir John Hotham and Sir Edward Rhodes, and Captain Hotham.
  • 10 July, 1643 Ordinance forbidding Judges and Ministers of the law to execute their commissions or hold Assizes or Gaol Delivery during the Summer Vacation.
  • 12 July, 1643 Order for raising forces in the Parts of Holland in the County of Lincoln.
  • 12 July, 1643 Order confirming the Office of Chief Butler of England and Wales to Sir William Waller.
  • 14 July, 1643 Ordinance for the encouragement of Adventurers to make new subscriptions for towns, cities, and lands in Ireland.
  • 15 July, 1643 Ordinance adding names to the Committee for the Twentieth Part in the County of Sussex.
  • 18 July, 1643 Further Ordinance for raising money for the defence of the county of Huntingdon, giving power to the Deputy-Lieutenants and Committee to receive the weekly assessments.
  • 19 July, 1643Ordinance for raising money for the defence of Northamptonshire.
  • 19 July, 1643 Order for keeping a solemn Fast and Humiliation the 21st July.
  • 19 July, 1643 Ordinance for nominating and appointing certain Commissioners to be sent to Scotland to treat and conclude divers matters concerning the safety and peace of both kingdoms, with instructions.
  • 20 July, 1643 Declaration or ordinance concerning the late insurrection in Kent, offering pardon to those who submit.
  • 22 July, 1643 Ordinance appointing the Lord Fairfax governor of the town of Kingston upon Hull, in place of Sir John Hotham.
  • 22 July, 1643 Ordinance for the speedy raising and levying of moneys by way of charge or impost upon several commodities (Excise Ordinance).
  • 25 July, 1643 Ordinance for the speedy raising of a Body of Horse out of certain specified counties, to resist the outrages of the King's Army, and to be under the Earl of Manchester, who is appointed by this Ordinance, for this service, to be Commander-in-Chief both for Horse and Foot.
  • 27 July, 1643 Ordinance appointing a Committee for the County of Surrey to raise forces for the defence of the county.
  • 29 July, 1643 Ordinance permitting sums of money raised in the County of Huntingdon to be spent upon the defence of the county.
  • 29 July, 1643 Ordinance appointing Commissioners to receive loans and subscriptions in Holland for the relief and maintenance of the army in Ireland.
  • 29 July, 1643 Ordinance for the defence of London.
  • 1 August, 1643 Ordinance ordering William Bishop of London, Thomas Turner, Doctor of Divinity, and John Juxon, Esquire, to repay a sum received, under a Decree in the Exchequer Chamber, conveying certain impropriations to the King's Majesty, who had leased them to the aforesaid.
  • 3 August, 1643 Ordinance for raising money for the maintenance of the Army, and other great affairs, by a weekly assessment upon specified counties for two months, beginning from the 3rd August, 1643.
  • 10 August, 1643 Ordinance for the speedy raising and impressing of men for the defence of the kingdom.
  • 10 August, 1643 Ordinance appointing Committees for managing the affairs of the Associated Counties (Eastern Association).
  • 10 August, 1643 Ordinance for payment of £10,000 to Sir William Waller out of the moneys that shall come in upon the twentieth part within the cities of London and Westminster and the places adjacent.
  • 12 August, 1643 Ordinance for the speedy raising of 1,000 dragoons and £13,500 for their equipment and maintenance, in the County of Essex.
  • 16 August, 1643 Ordinance for seizing the estates of the rebels in Kent (cf. Ordinance of 20th July).
  • 16 August, 1643 Ordinance for the speedy raising of 20,000 soldiers in the counties of the Eastern Association.
  • 17 August, 1643 Ordinance for the security of the city of London, with an oath to be taken by all persons within the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs thereof or within the lines of communication.
  • 18 August, 1643 Ordinance for a speedy supply of monies within the city of London and Liberties thereof, for the maintenance of the forces for the defence of the City.
  • 18 August, 1643 Ordinance explaining a former Ordinance for the sequestration of Delinquents' Estates, with an oath to be administered to delinquents.
  • 23 August, 1643 Ordinance for the relief of Gloucester.
  • 24 August, 1643 Ordinance for repayment of £50,000 advanced by the City of London.
  • 24 August, 1643 Ordinance for fortifying the Hundred of Lovingland in the county of Suffolk and other adjacent Hundreds, for the defence of Yarmouth, etc.
  • 25 August, 1643 Ordinance (explaining Ordinance of 25th July, 1643) for raising a Body of Horse for the preservation of the Kingdom.
  • 26 August, 1643 Ordinance for the free passage of Bullion into the ports of Dover and London and into and out of the Mint.
  • 26 August, 1643 Ordinance for disposing of the Houses of persons who have avoided payment of the weekly assessment.
  • 26 August, 1643 Ordinance for the monoply of an engine, invented by Dominicke Petit, Peter Deliques, and Claudius Fancault, for recovering ships, lading and cannon, which have been overwhelmed in the seas and rivers of the Kingdom.
  • 26 August, 1643 Ordinance for demolishing superstitions images, etc., and removing Communion Tables from the East End of Churches, before 1st November, 1643.
  • 5 September, 1643 Ordinance for the speedy raising of monies to furnish magazines, and raise forces within the Hamlets of the Tower, the City of Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, and other parts of the counties of Middlesex and Surrey within the Forts and Lines of Communication and Parishes adjacent.
  • 6 September, 1643 Ordinance empowering the Committee of the Militia of the City of London to send troops under Sir William Waller, to join the Lord General the Earl of Essex, or elsewhere under the commission of the Lord General.
  • 6 September, 1643 Ordinance to levy arrears of assessments in the County of Suffolk.
  • 6 September, 1643 Order for Lieut. Colonel Owen Rowe to contract for arms to the value of £5,000.
  • 6 September, 1643 Ordinance for raising money in the counties of the Eastern Association for payment of the Earl of Manchester's army.
  • 8 September, 1643 Further Ordinance for settling the Excise, annulling the former Ordinance (that of July 22) as in many parts defective.
  • 8 September, 1643 Ordinance restricting the passage of travellers from Ireland, to prevent the coming over of Irish rebels.
  • 13 September, 1643 Ordinance for obtaining a loan from the inhabitants of Ipswich, for the navy.
  • 15 September, 1643 Ordinance for impressing 5,000 infantry to be under the command of Sir William Waller.
  • 15 September, 1643 Ordinance permitting apprentices to watermen in the Thames to serve their time under Sir William Waller without punishment or prejudice.
  • 18 September, 1643 Ordinance for the relief of the distressed clergy of Ireland.
  • 18 September, 1643 Ordinance for the payment of the Commissioners and Auditors of Excise together with an oath to be administered to them.
  • 18 September, 1643 Ordinance providing that the Commissioners of Customs shall repay themselves £30,000 advanced for the Navy.
  • 19 September, 1643 Ordinance (supplementing that of 11th November, 1642) for the defence of the county of Hertford, permitting its association with the City of London or other places.
  • 20 September, 1643 Ordinance adding Lincoln to the counties of the Eastern Association, and for the maintenance of the Army of those counties, with the names of the members of the Committees of the various counties.
  • 20 September, 1643 Declaration and Order that no one shall have any command under the Parliament unless he shall have taken the Covenant (i.e., the Solemn League and Covenant).
  • 21 September, 1643 An Ordinance for the sequestration of all revenues of the King, Queen, and Prince, in England and Wales, and Berwick-upon-Tweed, with provisions for sequestering any of the Royal officers who may refuse obedience to this Ordinance.
  • 30 September, 1643 Ordinance to compel the City Companies to pay their assessments according to the rates appointed by the Common Council.
  • 2 October, 1643 Ordinance to supply wood to the poor and other degrees of people in the cities of London and Westminster, and their suburbs and liberties.
  • 2 October, 1643 Ordinance for fortifying the Isle of Wight.
  • 7 October, 1643 Ordinance for repayment of £30,000 to the Merchant Adventurers.
  • 9 October, 1643 Ordinance fixing the price of wines in accordance with the recent Excise Ordinance.
  • 9 October, 1643 Ordinance empowering the Committee in Northamptonshire to raise money for six months for the defence for the County.
  • 9 October, 1643 Ordinance for sending forces from London to the Lord General for the recovery of Reading.
  • 9 October, 1643 Ordinance for assessing members of either House who absent themselves from Parliament or wage war upon it.
  • 11 October, 1643 Ordinance empowering the Earl of Manchester to put into execution, in the counties of the Eastern Association, former Ordinances for collecting assessments and sequestrating estates of Delinquents.
  • 12 October, 1643 Further Ordinance for the incorporation of the Merchant Adventurers in order to the better maintenance of the woollen trade.
  • 16 October, 1643 Ordinance for the repayment of all monies that may be lent for the speedy bringing of the Scottish army into England to the assistance of the Parliament.
  • 17 October, 1643 Ordinance that brewers shall pay the duties imposed by the Excise Ordinance before delivering their goods.
  • 23 October, 1643 Ordinance for the speedy raising of monies formerly imposed but not yet paid, within the City of London and the Liberties thereof.
  • 23 October, 1643 Ordinances giving authority to dig and search for saltpetre to make gunpowder.
  • 23 October, 1643 Ordinance supplementing a former Ordinance (September 5, 1643) for raising money within the lines of communication, by removing the exemptions allowed to members of both Houses and their servants.
  • 27 October, 1643 Ordinance for raising £66,666 13s. 4d. by loan, for assistance to the Scottish army in its expedition into England.
  • 27 October, 1643 Ordinance for pressing 3,000 soldiers in Lancashire
  • 31 October, 1643 An Ordinance forbidding communication with the King and Queen, for the better prevention of spies.
  • 31 October, 1643 Ordinance for relief of maimed soldiers and of widows and children of soldiers slain in the service of the Parliament.
  • 2 November, 1643 Ordinance for the government of the plantations in the West Indies, appointing the Earl of Warwick Governor-in-Chief and Lord High Admiral of those islands.
  • 4 November, 1643 Ordinance for associating Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire, with list of members of Committees.
  • 7 November, 1643 Order for London Vintners to pay Excise for Wines.
  • 10 November, 1643 Ordinance for making a new Great Seal and for annulling certain Acts under the King's Great Seal since the 22nd May, 1642.
  • 15 November, 1643 Ordinance for raising money for the defence of Plymouth, by means of a rate upon merchandise exported and imported.
  • 20 November, 1643 Ordinance for preserving from sale and keeping for public use certain books, evidences, records and writings taken by distress or otherwise. *23 November, 1643 Ordinance for raising money for the defence of Southampton.
  • 28 November, 1643 Ordinance supplementing the Excise Ordinance.
  • 1 December, 1643 Ordinance enabling persons approved by Parliament to set forth ships for guarding the seas, and prohibiting trade with ports in hostility to the Parliament.
  • 7 December, 1643 Ordinance appointing the Earl of Warwick Lord High Admiral of England.
  • 18 December, 1643 Ordinance for erecting and maintaining a garrison at Newport Pagnell, in the county of Bucks.
  • 18 December, 1643 Ordinance amending Ordinance of 14th September giving further powers to the Committee for Volunteers for Hertfordshire, enabling them to raise and maintain forces for the defence of the County.
  • 20 December, 1643 Ordinance disqualifying anyone who has not taken the Covenant from being a member of the Common Council or holding any office in the City of London.
  • 23 December, 1643 Ordinance empowering the Committee of the Militia of London to send out forces under Major General Brown to the assistance of Sir William Waller.
  • 23 December, 1643 Ordinance (amending that of 21st September) providing for the payment to certain receivers of revenues due to the King, Queen, and Prince from sequestrated estates of Delinquents.
  • 23 December, 1643 Ordinance moderating the duty on Tobacco.
  • 25 December, 1643 Ordinance dismissing all Clerks of Record who have joined the King.

1644

January 1644

  • 6 January, 1643/4 Declaration and Order exempting the University of Cambridge from the Ordinance for sequestering estates of Delinquents.
  • 9 January, 1643/4 An ordinance touching the Excise of Flesh victuals and salt.
  • 10 January, 1643/4 Ordinance for pressing and levying mariners, sailors, etc., for the defence of the kingdom.
  • 20 January, 1643/4 An Ordinance for recruiting and regulating the Forces of the Eastern Association under the Earl of Manchester.
  • 22 January, 1643/4 An Ordinance for regulating the University of Cambridge and for removing scandalous ministers in the University and in the counties of the Eastern Association.
  • 22 January, 1643/4 Ordinance preventing the adjournment of the term of the Courts of Justice, and the conveyance of records, etc., to Oxford.
  • 29 January, 1643/4 Ordinance for appointing High Sheriffs and for altering the terms of the oath administered to them.
  • 30 January, 1643/4 Ordinance for officers of the Courts of Justice, lawyers, etc., to take the Covenant.
  • 30 January, 1643/4 Ordinance amending the Ordinance of 28th August, 1642 (against the importion of currants) in favour of the Levant Company.

February 1644

  • 1 February, 1643/4 Ordinance for the present recruiting and payment of the army under the immediate command of the Lord General.
  • 5 February, 1643/4 Ordinance for the defence of Poole, Plymouth, and Lyme.
  • 5 February, 1643/4 Ordinance enjoining the taking of the late Solemn League and Covenant throughout the kingdom of England and the Dominion of Wales: with instructions.
  • 13 February, 1643/4 Ordinance for Sir Thomas Middleton to raise forces within the counties of Flint, Denbigh, Montgomery, Merioneth, Carnarvon, and Anglesey.
  • 16 February, 1643/4 Ordinance for appointing for a period not exceeding three months, a Committee of both Houses to join with the Committee and Commissioners of Scotland, for the better managing the affairs of both nations, in accordance with the late Covenant and Treaty.
  • 17 February, 1643/4 Ordinance for raising a new loan and assessment in the County of Middlesex for the defence of the county and of the Cities of London and Westminster and for the preservation of Uxbridge.
  • 22 February, 1643/4 Ordinance for taking and receiving the accounts of the whole Kingdom.
  • 26 February, 1643/4 Ordinance for the free importation of Bullion (cf. Ordinance August 26, 1643.)
  • 26 February, 1643/4 Ordinance for Excise money raised in Hull to be employed for that Garrison.
  • 27 February, 1643/4 Ordinance empowering the Lord Fairfax to remove scandalous ministers in Yorkshire and replace them by able, learned and godly divines.
  • 27 February, 1643/4 Ordinance empowering the Lord Fairfax and Sir Thomas Fairfax to press soldiers in Yorkshire.
  • 27 February, 1643/4 Ordinance for selling all ships and goods taken by reprisal and belonging to the State.
  • 29 February, 1643/4 Order for Reformado officers to be paid out of customs on currants.

March 1644

  • 4 March, 1643/4 Ordinance to regulate the Duty on Tobacco for one year (cf. Ord. December 23, 1643).
  • 5 March, 1643/4 Ordinance concerning the repayment of money to the Merchant Adventurers. (cf. 7 Oct., 1643.)
  • 5 March, 1643/4 Ordinance for paying the army under Lord Fairfax by means of a sum owed to the Merchant Adventurers, the repayment of which was postponed by the preceding Ordinance.
  • 7 March, 1643/4 Ordinance for upholding the Government and Fellowship of merchants of England trading into the Levant Seas.
  • 19 March, 1643/4 Further Ordinance empowering the Levant Company to import currants. (cf. Ord. 26 Aug., 1642, and 30 Jan., 1643–4.)
  • 21 March, 1643/4 Order for Free Trade to Sunderland and Blithe and to carry corn for our Brethren of Scotland.
  • 26 March, 1644 Ordinance (amending that of 1st Feb., 1643–4) for the speedy completing and maintaining of the army under the immediate command of the Earl of Essex.
  • 26 March, 1644 Ordinance providing that inhabitants of the Cities of London and Westminster, the Hamlets of the Tower, Borough of Southwark, and other places within the lines of Communication, and Weekly Bills of Mortality, shall contribute the value of one meal in the week for the auxiliary forces now being raised. (Ordinance of the Weekly Meal.)
  • 26 March, 1644 Ordinance empowering Sir William Brereton to take subscriptions and command forces in the County of Chester and adjacent parts.
  • 30 March, 1644 Ordinance for raising and maintaining 3,000 Foot, 1,200 Horse, and 500 Dragoons to be commanded by Sir William Waller as Serjeant Major General of the forces under the Earl of Essex and of all other forces in the associated counties of Southampton, Surrey, Sussex, and Kent.

April 1644

  • 2 April, 1644 Ordinance for the defence of the town of Northampton.
  • 3 April, 1644 Ordinance to raise £20,000 by loan to enable Sir William Waller to follow up his victory over Hopton.
  • 3 April, 1644 Ordinance for the making of salt petre to continue for two years from the 25th March, 1655, of.
  • 8 April, 1644 Ordinance for the better observation of the Lord's Day.
  • 8 April, 1644 Ordinance for felling 600 Timber Trees in His Majesty's Forest of Waltham for the use of the Navy.
  • 8 April, 1644 Ordinance continuing for a year the rates and charges of Excise and new Impost expressed in the Ordinance of 11th September, 1643.
  • 16 April, 1644 Ordinance (removing an exemption in that of 2nd October, 1643) permitting the felling of timber trees in the woods of several Delinquents for the use of the Navy.
  • 16 April, 1644 Ordinance empowering the Committee of Both Kingdoms to prepare, by Friday, 26th April, 1644, Propositions for a safe and well grounded peace.
  • 17 April, 1644 Ordinance continuing for four months the Ordinance regarding the defence of Hertfordshire, dated 18th December, 1643.
  • 25 April, 1644 Ordinance extending (up to Wednesday, 1st May) the time for preparing Propositions for a Peace (cf. Ord. of 16th April).

May 1644

  • 9 May, 1644 Ordinance concerning Escheators.
  • 9 May, 1644 Further Ordinance for the demolition of monuments of Idolatry and Superstition in Churches (cf. Ord. 26th August, 1643).
  • 9 May, 1644 Ordinance empowering the Committee of the Militia of the City of London to send auxiliaries to Sir William Waller and the Earl of Essex.
  • 10 May, 1644 Ordinance for raising and maintaining Horse and Foot for the garrison of Gloucester, and for the counties of Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Brecknock and Radnor.
  • 13 May, 1644 Ordinance for the maintenance of the forces of the Eastern Association under the command of the Earl of Manchester.
  • 15 May, 1644 Ordinance giving relief from prejudice and inconvenience caused by the stoppage and delay of Writs of Error and ordering that such Writs shall be sealed with the Great Seal.
  • 21 May, 1644 Ordinance for paying monies to Sir Thomas Middleton for the furtherance of the public service in North Wales.
  • 23 May, 1644 Ordinance (following the temporary Ordinance of February 16, 1643–4) appointing a Committee of both Houses to join with the Committees and Commissioners of Scotland, for the better managing the affairs of both nations, in accordance with the late Covenant and Treaty.
  • 25 May, 1644 Ordinance for the better execution of the former Ordinances for the sequestration of the estates of Delinquents and Papists.
  • 28 May, 1644 Ordinance for the Excise of Hull to be paid to Lord Fairfax for support of the Garrison there.
  • 28 May, 1644 Ordinance enabling the Solicitor General to perform the duties of the Attorney General during his absence.
  • 28 May, 1644 Ordinance for repayment to Captain William Edwards the moneys due to him for the service of the State, and for his better enabling to proceed in the said service.

June 1644

  • 3 June, 1644 Ordinance to prevent the embezzlement of Prizes taken by the Fleet and concerning the payment of Prize money.
  • 5 June, 1644 Ordinance for the repayment of £22,000 to be advanced for the navy.
  • 10 June, 1644 Ordinance for associating the counties of Pembroke, Caermarthen, and Cardigan.
  • 10 June, 1644 Ordinance appointing Serjeant Major General Richard Browne to command the forces in the counties of Oxford, Bucks and Berks, for the reduction Oxford.
  • 13 June, 1644 Ordinance for raising monies for maintenance of the Forces in the county of Salop.
  • 15 June, 1644 Ordinance continuing for four months the Ordinance of 30th March, 1644, for the association of the counties of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. (cf. Ord. of 4th Nov., 1643.)
  • 15 June, 1644 Ordinance that certain persons within the City of London and the parts adjacent who cannot themselves bear arms are to find substitutes and arm for the Militia of London.
  • 18 June, 1644 Ordinance empowering the Committee of the Militia of the City of London to send forces to serve under Major General Browne in the counties of Oxon, Bucks and Berks.
  • 22 June, 1644 Ordinance for the payment of the armies of the Lord General and Sir William Waller.
  • 25 June, 1644 Ordinance appointing members of Committee in the counties of Oxon, Bucks and Berks to put in execution ordinances for the raising of money and forces in these counties.
  • 29 June, 1644 Ordinance excluding members of either House of Parliament that have deserted the Parliament and adhered to its enemies.

July 1644

  • 1 July, 1644 Ordinance appointing members of Committees to execute several Ordinances of Parliament in the counties of Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, the cities of Bristol and the Town and County of Poole.
  • 3 July, 1644 Ordinance for defending the counties of the Eastern Association by the better regulation of the Trained Bands and by raising new forces of horse and foot.
  • 8 July, 1644 Ordinance creating new Excise duties upon alum, copperas, hats, silks, stuffs, hops, saffron and starch, &c.
  • 10 July, 1644 Ordinance (explaining Ordinance of February 22, 1643–4) for taking and receiving the accounts of the Kingdom.
  • 10 July, 1644 Ordinance to raise £3,000 for the Forces in Lancashire.
  • 10 July, 1644 Ordinance for settling the Militia for the defence of the county of Leicester.
  • 12 July, 1644 Ordinance for raising a standing army of 10,000 foot and 3,050 horse in the eastern and southern counties to be ready to march on July 20th and to continue only for two months.
  • 15 July, 1644 Ordinance for raising forces for the defence of the county of Wilts and the garrison of Malmesbury.
  • 15 July, 1644 Ordinance for the defence of the Isle of Wight; to continue for four months only.
  • 19 July, 1644 Ordinance for pressing 1,000 soldiers in London to serve under Major-General Browne, and for levying 500 soldiers in each of the counties of Bucks, Berks, and Oxon.
  • 19 July, 1644 Ordinance for regulating the proceedings of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
  • 20 July, 1644 Ordinance for the provision of turf and peat for the cities and suburbs of London and Westminster.

August 1644

  • 2 August, 1644 Ordinance for Captain Richard Swanley to land forces in Wales for the assistance of Major General Langharne.
  • 3 August, 1644 Ordinance for the disposition of monies from the additional Excise (c.f. Ord. of 8th July, 1644) in payment of handicraftsmen and for other purposes.
  • 3 August, 1644 Ordinance for the better regulation of the Excise of Flesh within the cities of London and Westminster, suburbs and lines of communication.
  • 7 August, 1644 Ordinance for establishing and maintaining a garrison in the town of Lyme Regis.
  • 7 August, 1644 Ordinance for the Commissioners of Excise to repay themselves £10,000 advanced to the Lord General.
  • 9 August, 1644 Ordinance for continuing (until both Houses give a contrary order) the Ordinance of 18th Dec. 1643 with regard to Hertfordshire.
  • 10 August, 1644 Ordinance securing for four months longer the payment of interest on £10,000 lent by the Merchant Adventurers for the army under Sir William Waller.
  • 16 August, 1644 Ordinance for the establishment of Martial Law within the Cities of London and Westminster and the lines of communication.
  • 19 August, 1644 Ordinance for associating the counties of Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, and the Cities of Bristol and Exeter, and the town and county of Poole, for the defence thereof (cf. Ord. July 1, 1644.)
  • 21 August, 1644 Ordinance for the Commissioner of Excise to advance £10,000 for the army of Sir William Waller. (cf. Ord. 5th March 1643–4, and 10th August 1644.)
  • 4 August, 1644 Ordinance for a duty on Herrings to pay the expense of the convoy for protecting the Fishermen from pirates.
  • 29 August, 1644 Ordinance amending that of 16th August for the establishment of Martial Law.
  • 30 August, 1644 Ordinance amending that of November 30th (December 1st) 1643 by permitting foreign ships to remove their own property from ports in hostility to Parliament, but prohibiting trade with such ports (while permitting it with other ports in the Kingdom.)
  • 31 August, 1644 Ordinance establishing rules for the Commissioners and Auditors of Excise and others employed in the collection of Excise.

September 1644

  • 3 September, 1644 Ordinance for Mr. Hoyle, a Member of the House of Commons, to be Mayor of York, until an election can be lawfully made.
  • 13 September, 1644 Ordinance appointing Henry Brooke High Sheriff of Chester, and regulating the administration of justice now obstructed in that county.
  • 14 September, 1644 Ordinance securing to Nathan Wright, Francis Lenthall, and George Henly, merchants, the sum of £5,000 lent by them for the defence of Plymouth, Poole, and Lyme Regis.
  • 23 September, 1644 Ordinance increasing import and export duties by one-tenth part for six months for the relief of Plymouth.
  • 23 September, 1644 Ordinance for raising Horse and Foot for the reduction of the County of Worcester.
  • 27 September, 1644 Ordinance to moderate the Excise on Aqua Vitae or strong waters.
  • 28 September, 1644 Ordinance continuing that of 31st August, 1644, containing rules for the collection of Excise for one year from 11th September, 1644.
  • 30 September, 1644 Ordinance for raising 1,100 horse for the Earl of Essex.
  • 30 September, 1644 Ordinance for paying the forces under Sir Thomas Middleton by means of £3,000 given for the repair of St. Paul's.

October 1644

  • 1 October, 1644 Ordinance for the Lord General and all other commanders, to give obedience to the instruction of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
  • 2 October, 1644 Ordinance for maintaining the Forces in the counties of the Eastern Association under the Earl of Manchester, by a weekly payment in the same counties, for four months from 1st September, 1644.
  • 2 October, 1644 Ordinance for a weekly assessment of the City and of the County of Gloucester.
  • 4 October, 1644 Ordinance for sending five regiments of Trained Bands and auxiliaries from London to join the Earl of Manchester and Sir William Waller.
  • 4 October, 1644 Ordinance for assigning certain monies, levied by the Ordinance of 26th March, 1644, to Sir William Erle for the provision of a Train of Artillery for the Lord General.
  • 4 October, 1644 Ordinance for the Ordination of Ministers pro tempore according to the Directory for Ordination, with the rules from the Directory.
  • 12 October, 1644 Ordinance for the speedy raising of monies in the Cities of London and Westminster and adjacent parts for the maintenance of forces sent for the present expedition.
  • 12 October, 1644 Ordinance for a weekly assessment in Northamptonshire for six months from the 9th September, 1644.
  • 14 October, 1644 Ordinance for raising money in the seven counties of the Eastern Association for the regiment of Lieut.-General Cromwell.
  • 18 October, 1644 Ordinance concerning the Excise at Southampton, ordering that it be entered in the receipts of the Commissioners of Excise at London (cf. Ordinance 28th November, 1643, 11th September, and 8th April, 1644).
  • 18 October, 1644 Ordinance for an assessment throughout England and Wales, for the relief of the British Army in Ireland, to continue for twelve months from 1st September, 1644.
  • 24 October, 1644 Ordinance for the Redemption of the Captives at Algiers.
  • 24 October, 1644 Ordinance forbidding the giving of quarter to any Irishman or Papist born in Ireland who shall be taken in Hostility against the Parliament either upon the Sea or in England and Wales.
  • 25 October, 1644 Ordinance, amending that of 17th February, 1643–4, for the defence of the County of Middlesex, giving additional powers for regulating Trained Bands, raising Forces, etc. To continue in force for six months and no longer.

November 1644

  • 4 November, 1644 Ordinance for the fining and banishment of Edmund Waller.
  • 4 November, 1644 Ordinance for the speedy constituting of Sir Nathaniel Brent Judge of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, for the Probate of Wills and granting of Letters of Administration.
  • 7 November, 1644 Ordinance for the erection of forts against the garrison of Crowland, by the Associated Counties under the Earl of Manchester, along with the County of Northampton.
  • 8 November, 1644 Ordinance for the due payment of Tithes and other such Duties according to the Laws and Customs of this Realm.
  • 14 November, 1644 Ordinance for paying £5,000 out of the Excise for the Lord General's army.
  • 14 November, 1644 Ordinance amending Ordinance of 14th January, 1642, and permitting trade with Newcastle and Tynemouth.
  • 16 November, 1644 Ordinance, to free from all assessments and charges the possessions and goods of the Hospitals of St. Bartholomew, Bridwell, St. Thomas, and Bethlem.
  • 26 November, 1644 Ordinance for Free Trade with the plantations in New England.
  • 26 November, 1644 Ordinance to fell timber in Delinquents' Estates in Sussex and Hants for the repair of the fortifications in Plymouth.

December 1644

  • 2 December, 1644 Ordinance for raising £66,666 13s. 4d., by way of Loan, for the better enabling of our Brethren of Scotland for our assistance and defence.
  • 3 December, 1644 Ordinance for the raising of money to pay the Fortifications and Guards, and for other necessary uses, for the safety of the Cities of London and Westminster and the parts adjacent.
  • 5 December, 1644 Ordinance for the continuance for one month of the Ordinance for Martial Law within the Cities of London and Westminster, or the Lines of Communication (cf. Ordinance 16th August, 1644, and 16th September, 1644).
  • 6 December, 1644 Ordinance continuing for a year from 9th January, 1644–5, the Excise of Flesh-Victuals and Salt (cf. Ord. 9th January, 1643–4, and 3rd August, 1644).
  • 7 December, 1644 Ordinance for payment for the provision of Saltpetre and Ammunition.
  • 8 December, 1644 Ordinance for the relief of certain widows of officers and soldiers, who are in extreme want.
  • 12 December, 1644 Ordinance amending that of 7th December for payment for ammunition.
  • 13 December, 1644 Ordinance continuing for six months the Ordinance of 15th July, 1644, for the defence of the Isle of Wight.
  • 13 December, 1644 Ordinance ordaining certain ministers in the County of Lancaster, and forbidding the preaching of unordained ministers.
  • 17 December, 1644 Ordinance for a new Duchy Seal of the County Palatine of Lancaster.
  • 19 December, 1644 Ordinance to observe the Monthly Fast, especially on the day which heretofore was called The Feast of the Nativity of Our Saviour.
  • 23 December, 1644 Ordinance securing £10,000 to the Merchant Adventurers, payment being delayed six months longer. (cf. Ord. of 10th August, 1644).
  • 23 December, 1644 Ordinance for the appropriation by the Commissioners of Excise of the £10,000, payment of which to the Merchant Adventurers is postponed by the foregoing Ordinance.
  • 26 December, 1644 Ordinance for bringing in the arrears of the Monthly Assessment, formerly charged upon the Cities of London and Westminster, and all other Parishes and Places within the Line of Communication and County of Middlesex (cf. Ord. 26th March, 1644, and 4th October, 1644).

1645

  • 4 January, 1644/5 Ordinance for taking away the Book of Common Prayer and putting in Execution the Directory for the Public Worship of God.
  • 4 January, 1644/5 Ordinance for the Attainder of the William Laud, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 7 January, 1644/5 Order for paying the Guards employed in the defence of the River Thames.
  • 8 January, 1644/5 Ordinance (amending the Attainder passed on January 4th) directing the beheading of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 13 January, 1644/5 Ordinance to sequester Delinquents' Estates in Essex for the benefit of the said county.
  • 28 January, 1644/5 Ordinance empowering the Commissioners of both Houses to join with the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland to treat with the King's Commissioners at Uxbridge.
  • 28 January, 1644/5 Ordinance to continue up to the 11th December, 1645 , the Duty for the relief of the Captives at Algiers, amending Ordinances of 24th October, 1644.
  • 29 January, 1644/5 Ordinance continuing the Ordinance touching the Excise or new Impost up to the 1st April, 1646 (a subsequent order dated 3rd February, 1644–5, postponed the expiration of the Ordinance till the 11th September, 1646), cf. Ordinance of 31st August, 1644.
  • 31 January, 1644/5 Ordinance for the Commissioners of both Kingdoms, or any ten of them, to treat with the King's Commissioners, amending Ordinance of January 28th.
  • 3 February, 1644/5 Ordinance for the Commissioners of the Excise to re-imburse themselves £14,000 advanced for the armies of the Lord General.
  • 10 February, 1644/5 Order for the use of the Seal of the Duchy of Lancaster in accordance with the Ordinance of December 17, 1644, together with the Oath of the Sheriff of Lancaster.
  • 17 February, 1644/5 Ordinance for raising and maintaining of Forces for the Defence of the Kingdom under Sir Thomas Fairfax, who is constituted and ordained Commander-in-Chief (i.e. Ordinance for the New Model Army.)
  • 19 February, 1644/5 Ordinance to prevent fraudulent entries of Excisable Commodities and to empower the Commissioners of Excise to punish offenders against the Ordinance of 11th September, 1643.
  • 20 February, 1644/5 Ordinance continuing the Ordinances of July, 1642, 21st January, 1642–3, and 18th September, 1643, for the subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage and a Book of rates, and repealing the Ordinances of 26th August, 1642, and 19th January, 1642–3, against the importation of Currants. (cf. Ord.)
  • 21 February, 1644/5 Ordinances for the raising and levying for four months of the monthly sum of £21,000 for the maintenance of the Scottish Army under the Earl of Leven, by a monthly assessment of Ordinances.
  • 21 February, 1644/5 Ordinance for Samuel Avery, Richard Bateman, Charles Lloyd, Christopher Pack, and Walter Boothby to be Commissioners of the Customs.
  • 21 February, 1644/5 Ordinance for pressing mariners up to 1st January, 1645 –6.
  • 21 February, 1644/5 Ordinance for the Commissioners of the Excise to repay themselves £4,000 advanced for the Lord General's army, and £1,000 advanced for the Earl of Callander's army.
  • 21 February, 1644/5 Ordinance for raising money in Northamptonshire for the Garrison of Northampton, for six months from the 24th February 1644–5.
  • 22 February, 1644/5 Order for all officers and soldiers to repair to their colours, upon pain of death, within forty-eight hours after notice of this Ordinance.
  • 22 February, 1644/5 Ordinance for impressing soldiers for the army of Sir Thomas Fairfax; to continue in force for nine months.
  • 28 February, 1644/5 Ordinance to empower the Committee of the Militia of London to compel certain persons to find arms and raise horse for the service of the Parliament, and to authorise the Committee to search for Papists; to continue in force for six months. (cf. Ordinance.)
  • 3 March, 1644/5 Ordinance to raise money by a monthly rate in the County of Essex, for the defence of the county; to continue till 1st December, 1645 . (cf. Ordinances.)
  • 11 March, 1644/5 Ordinance empowering Sir Thomas Fairfax to appoint his inferior officers.
  • 13 March, 1644/5 Order for the printing of the Directory, and forbidding its being reprinted without authorising it.
  • 14 March, 1644/5 Ordinance for providing draught horses for the carriage of the train of artillery to the army under Sir Thomas Fairfax and for payment of coat and conduct money.
  • 15 March, 1644/5 Ordinance for continuing and paying the Kentish regiment at Plymouth.
  • 15 March, 1644/5 Ordinance for the appropriation of one-third part of the customs upon currants to the use of the garrison at Gloucester, in accordance with the Ordinance of February 21, 1644–5.
  • 29 March, 1645 Ordinance empowering the Committee of the Militia of the City of London to impress men under the Ordinance of February 27, 1644–5.
  • 31 March, 1645 Ordinance for securing the £80,000 advanced by and under the eight treasurers hereafter named; and for the more orderly receiving and issuing the monies of the taxes levied by the Ordinance of February 15, 1644–5, for the maintenance of the forces under Sir Thomas Fairfax.
  • 1 April, 1645 Ordinance giving full powers as Commander-inChief to Sir Thomas Fairfax. (cf. Ord. February 15, 1644–5.)
  • 2 April, 1645 Ordinance to abolish a custom of scrambling for cakes on Easter Day in Twickenham Parish Church.
  • 3 April, 1645 Ordinance for raising monies in the County of Lincoln for the defence of the county, from January 1, 1644–5, to July 1, 1645 .
  • 3 April, 1645 Ordinance discharging members of both Houses from all offices, both military and civil (Selfdenying Ordinance).
  • 4 April, 1645 Ordinance empowering the Committee of the London Militia to impress soldiers and send them to Maidenhead.
  • 5 April, 1645 Ordinance for an oath to be tendered to those who come from the King's quarters into the protection of the Parliament.
  • 11 April, 1645 Ordinance to exempt the University of Cambridge from assessments, taxes and charges.
  • 12 April, 1645 Ordinance for paying the garrisons of Poole and Weymouth for six months out of the Excise.
  • 12 April, 1645 Ordinance for charging £8,000 upon the Excise fo new ships.
  • 14 April, 1645 Ordinance to prevent frauds upon the Customs by giving the Commissioners power to search for prohibited goods.
  • 8 April, 1645 Ordinance amending that of 2nd August, 1644, permitting an allowance out of the Excise on Hampshire for the Portsmouth garrison.
  • 19 April, 1645 Ordinance to continue for twelve months the Ordinance of 25th October, 1644, for the militia of the County of Middlesex.
  • 19 April, 1645 Ordinance appointing a Committee of the Lords and Commons to execute the duties of the Lord High Admiral of England and of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.
  • 23 April, 1645 Ordinance for maintaining preaching ministers in the northern parts of the Kingdom out of the respective possessions of the Deans and Chapters of York, Durham and Carlisle.
  • 23 April, 1645 Ordinance settling Mr. Goodwin in the Vicarage of Watford and Dr. Burges in the Public Lecture of St. Paul's, London.
  • 23 April, 1645 Ordinance appointing a Committee with powers to execute Martial Law in the County of Kent.
  • 24 April, 1645 Ordinance (amending that of 17th February, 1644 –5) for the punishment of impressed soldiers who forsake their colours.
  • 26 April, 1645 Ordinance prohibiting preaching by laymen (cf Ord.)
  • 26 April, 1645 Ordinance amending that of 23rd December, 1644, securing £10,000 to the Merchant Adventurers who have agreed to postpone the repayment for nine months longer.
  • 29 April, 1645 Ordinance for relieving maimed soldiers out of the monies raised in the counties of the Eastern Association.
  • 3 May, 1645 Ordinance for a Committee to reside with the Army in Ireland to be continued for eight months.
  • 3 May, 1645 Ordinance empowering members of the Committee of Both Kingdoms to grant commissions in the army to persons recommended by the Committee of the Western Association.
  • 6 May, 1645 Ordinance freeing the Vintners (with certain exceptions) from any demand concerning the imposition of forty shillings per tun on wine.
  • 6 May, 1645 Ordinance to prevent the importation by foreigners of whale oil, fins or gills, commonly called whalebone.
  • 7 May, 1645 Ordinance for raising money out of Delinquents, Estates for the maintenance of Horse and Foot for the garrison of Gloucester and for the counties of Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Brecknock, and Radnor.
  • 9 May, 1645 Ordinance against stealing children, with order for search in vessels and ships, and for the publication of the Ordinance.
  • 9 May, 1645 Ordinance for envoys to be sent to Flanders to negotiate for the merchant ships stayed there, and to prevent cruisers used against the ships of the Parliament from being protected in Flemish ports.
  • 10 May, 1645 Ordinance (amending those of 8 July and 3 August 1644) for pay of waggoners, soldiers, and their widows.
  • 10 May, 1645 Ordinance for the Committee of the three counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks to raise money by voluntary subscription for additional forces under Major-General Browne, for the reduction of Oxford.
  • 10 May, 1645 Ordinance continuing General Cromwell in his command for forty days notwithstanding the Ordinance of 3rd April, 1645 .
  • 22 May, 1645 Ordinance empowering Treasurers to receive arrears due under the Ordinance of 3rd August 1643.
  • 24 May, 1645 Order for a collection in the Cities of London and Westminster and adjoining parts for the relief of the distressed inhabitants of Taunton.
  • 24 May, 1645 Ordinance appointing Colonel Massey to command in chief the Forces of the Western Association.
  • 26 May, 1645 Order for disfranchising the Mayor and others of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and putting others in their places.
  • 26 May, 1645 Ordinance for a monthly assessment in Derbyshire to maintain the forces for the defence of the county; to continue from 1st May to 1st December 1645 .
  • 30 May, 1645 Ordinance for the execution of Martial Law in Plymouth.
  • 30 May, 1645 Ordinance (continuing for four months that of 15th March 1644–5) for the retention of the Kentish Regiment in Plymouth.
  • 4 June, 1645 Ordinance amending that of 26th August 1643 for the recovery of ships, &c., from the sea, and protecting the inventors of the method employed
  • 5 June, 1645 Ordinance for the raising and impressing of men within the Western Association.
  • 6 June, 1645 Ordinance appointing a Committee for the better regulation of the Excise.
  • 7 June, 1645 Ordinance continuing for six months the Ordinance of 13th July 1644, for the safety of the Isle of Wight.
  • 7 June, 1645 Ordinance appointing a Committee to execute Martial Law in Kent; to continue for six months.
  • 10 June, 1645 Ordinance empowering the Committee for the county of Southampton to put into execution all Ordinances of Parliament for levying money and raising forces for the safety of the county.
  • 11 June, 1645 Ordinance authorizing Sir Thomas Fairfax to impress men in any place which his army passes through: to continue for one month.
  • 12 June, 1645 Ordinance for the more speedy collection of monies in arrear, formerly imposed upon the Bill of £400,000, the Ordinance for the Fifty Subsidies, Weekly Assessment, and Weekly Meal, within the City of London, and liberties thereof (cf. Ordinances 4 March 1642, 18 August 1643 and 26 March 1644).
  • 13 June, 1645 Ordinance empowering the Committee for Scots Affairs at Goldsmiths' Hall to manage the Ordinance of February 20th (?) 1644–5 for the raising of money for the Scottish Army.
  • 18 June, 1645 Order continuing Lieutenant-General Cromwell's command as Lieutenant-General of the Horse for three months from the end of the forty days granted to him by the Ordinance of May 10th.
  • 20 June, 1645 Ordinance for raising £31,000 for the Scots Army in accordance with the Ordinance of February 20 1644–5.
  • 20 June, 1645 Ordinance for associating the counties of York, Lancaster, Nottingham, Bishopric of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmoreland (the Northern Association) and for raising monthly assessments therein.
  • 21 June, 1645 Ordinance to raise money in Rutlandshire for the defence of the county.
  • 26 June, 1645 Ordinance continuing for three months from its expiration the Ordinance of June 10 giving power to Sir Thomas Fairfax to press men.
  • 27 June, 1645 Ordinance to prevent Desertion from Sir Thomas Fairfax's army by the execution of Martial Law upon delinquents.
  • 27 June, 1645 An additional Ordinance for the better taking and expediting the Account of the whole Kingdom.
  • 1 July, 1645 Ordinance appointing a Committee of Both Houses to manage the affairs of Ireland.
  • 1 July, 1645 Ordinance for raising £20,000 for the reduction of Oxford.
  • 1 July, 1645 Ordinance to put the County of Surrey in a posture of defence by regulating Trained Bands and other forces, and paying such Foot as belong to the garrison of Farnham Castle. (cf., Ord. 27 July, 1643.)
  • 7 July, 1645 Ordinance continuing for twelve months the Ordinance of 28th January 1644–5 for the relief of the captives at Algiers.
  • 9 July, 1645 Ordinance concerning the Bonds taken for the imposition of one per cent. for the redemption of the captives at Algiers.
  • 10 July, 1645 Ordinance for raising 500 Horse in the counties of the Eastern Association by sums charged upon the Excise.
  • 17 July, 1645 Ordinance confirming Sir Henry Vane, jun., in his post as Treasurer of the Navy. (cf. Ord. 8 Aug. 1642, and the Self-denying Ordinance.)
  • 18 July, 1645 Ordinance for the relief of the counties of Oxon, Bucks, Berks, and Southampton.
  • 24 July, 1645 Ordinance to collect the arrears of assessment in the county of Middlesex and the cities of London and Westminster and parts adjacent, in accordance with the Ordinance of 4th October 1644 for the provision of a new Train of Artillery,
  • 21 July, 1645 Ordinance for raising £5,000 out of the Excise for the reduction of Winchester and Basing.
  • 28 July, 1645 Ordinance appointing Commissioners of Both Houses to go to Scotland to treat and conclude divers matters concerning the peace of Both Kingdoms.
  • 29 July, 1645 Ordinance appointing Commissioners to take accounts in the northern counties.
  • 1 August, 1645 Ordinance for the continued assessment of the County of Northampton.
  • 2 August, 1645 Ordinance for the payment, out of the Excise, of £8,000 to certain English, Scotch, and other Officers, £1,000 for the Train of Artillery, and £4,000 for the reduced Horse and Foot Reformadoes late under the Earl of Essex.
  • 5 August, 1645 Ordinance to raise 1,000 men under Major General Browne for the reduction of Oxford.
  • 6 August, 1645 Ordinance to raise £2,800 a month in Lincolnshire till Newark and Belvoir are reduced.
  • 12 August, 1645 Ordinance for raising money in the Counties of the Eastern Association for the reduction of Newark.
  • 12 August, 1645 Ordinance continuing Lieutenant General Cromwell in his command for three months from the expiry of the Ordinance of the 18th June.
  • 12 August, 1645 Ordinance pledging the public faith for the repayment of the monies raised by the Ordinance for the Twentieth Part, and the Twenty and Fifth Part.
  • 12 August, 1645 Ordinance for the defence of the Isle of Ely.
  • 13 August, 1645 Ordinance continuing for six months the Ordinance of 15th February, 1644–5.
  • 15 August, 1645 Ordinance empowering the Committee of the London Militia to search for Papists or other persons coming from the King's quarters to London, with the authority given by the Ordinance of the 27th February, 1644–6.
  • 15 August, 1645 Ordinance continuing for six months the Ordinance of 18th October, 1644, for a weekly assessment for the army in Ireland.
  • 15 August, 1645 Ordinance continuing for four months the Ordinance of 20th February, 1644–5, for the raising and levying of the monthly sum of £21,000 for the Scottish army.
  • 19 August, 1645 Ordinance regulating the election of elders and the membership of the classical, provincial and national assembly.
  • 19 August, 1645 Ordinance continuing for the next herring season the Ordinance of 26th August, 1644, imposing a duty on Herrings for the expense of a convoy to protect the Fishery.
  • 23 August, 1645 Ordinance for paying £10,000 out of the Excise for maintaining the supernumerary forces of Horse and Foot in Yorkshire.
  • 26 August, 1645 Ordinance confirming that of 3rd January, 1644–5, for establishing the Directory of Public Worship with a more effectual method of putting it into execution.
  • 26 August, 1645 Ordinance to continue for six months the Ordinances of 10th May, 1643, and 1st July, 1644, for weekly assessments in the counties of the Western Association.
  • 28 August, 1645 Ordinance for an election of scholars to Eton College.
  • 29 August, 1645 Ordinance to pay £2,000 out of the Excise for the forces in Lancashire.
  • 29 August, 1645 Ordinance to raise money in Lancashire and to appoint a Committee for the defence of the county.
  • 2 September, 1645 Ordinance for paying £50,000 out of the Excise for the army of Sir Thomas Fairfax.
  • 3 September, 1645 Ordinance to raise monies in the Eastern Association for the maintenance and pay of the garrisons at Newport Pagnell, Bedford, Lynn Regis, and other places in these counties.
  • 9 September, 1645 Ordinance for raising 500 Horse and 5,000 Dragoons by the Committee of the London Militia.
  • 9 September, 1645 Ordinance prohibiting the benefit of the fifth part of a Delinquent's estate to any wife or child of a Delinquent who may come from the King's quarters, and to any child of a Delinquent not brought up in the Protestant Faith.
  • 11 September, 1645 Ordinance appointing Thomas Falconberg Comptroller of the Excise of the City of London, and William Bond auditor of all Excise and New Impost within the Kingdom.
  • 16 September, 1645 Ordinance repeating that of 19th February, 1644–5, and making other provisions for ensuring the observance of the Excise Ordinance of 16th September, 1643.
  • 16 September, 1645 Ordinance rendering void all warrants and commissions issued in His Majesty's name to Captain George Carteret as Governor of Jersey.
  • 19 September, 1645 Ordinance (to continue for six months) authorising the Committee for the Western Association to settle difference between the Committees, officers, and soldiers, and to regulate abuses in Wiltshire.
  • 23 September, 1645 Ordinance to the collection of monies in arrear in the county of Essex, for the payment of the army late under the command of the Earl of Manchester.
  • 23 September, 1645 Ordinance for the employment for two months of the 800 Horse in Lincolnshire, raised by the Eastern Association.
  • 23 September, 1645 Ordinance for the gathering of all Arrears in the County of Essex, of the fifth and twentieth parts of men's estates, and the weekly Assessment for raising and maintaining of the army late under the command of the Earl of Manchester.
  • 23 September, 1645 Ordinance continuing up to 29th September, 1646, the Ordinance of 23rd September, 1644, for raising money for the defence of Plymouth, with an additional provision that currants be imported under the same conditions as the other goods.
  • 26 September, 1645 Ordinance confirming that of 26th May, 1643, for the payment of an annuity of £10,000 to the Earl of Essex, and providing for the payment of arrears of it.
  • 27 September, 1645 An Ordinance for the further support of the British Army in Ireland (cf. Ord. 18th October, 1644).
  • 4 October, 1645 Ordinance amending and continuing up to 1st January, 1645 –6 the Ordinance of 19th April, 1645 for the Committee of the Admiralty.
  • 4 October, 1645 Ordinance that the accounts of the Excise shall determine on the 29th September, 1645 , and be thereafter taken quarterly, on the 25th December, 25th March, 24th June, and 20th September.
  • 8 October, 1645 Ordinance to settle £8,000 per annum on the Prince Elector Palatine out of the King's revenues and Delinquents' Estates.
  • 13 October, 1645 Ordinance for raising by way of loan £40,000 for the payment of the army of Sir Thomas Fairfax.
  • 20 October, 1645 Ordinance concerning Church Government, with rules and directions concerning suspension from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper in cases of ignorance and scandal: with the names of the Tryers of the Ability of Elders in the Province of London.
  • 23 October, 1645 Ordinance for advancing money for the payment of waggoners in the City Brigades out of the Excise.
  • 28 October, 1645 Ordinance for the better security and government of the City of Bristol.
  • 28 October, 1645 Ordinance (to continue for 12 months) for the relief of Leicester after its being plundered by the King's forces.
  • 1 November, 1645 Ordinance for composition for Wardships and Liveries, and for signing of Bills and passing them under the Great Seal, without the King's Signature.
  • 1 November, 1645 Ordinance to settle the Magistracy of Bristol.
  • 4 November, 1645 Ordinance explaining that of 22nd November, 1643, for the use of the Excise of Northampton for the defence of the town (cf Ordinance 11th September, 1643).
  • 4 November, 1645 Ordinance to continue for 12 months for the Ordination of Ministers (the Ordinance of 2nd October, 1644).
  • 13 November, 1645 Ordinance authorising the treatment as spies, by Martial Law, of all who come from the King's Quarters and do not report themselves within ten days.
  • 17 November, 1645 Ordinance amending that of 22nd October, 1645 , for the payment of waggoners.
  • 18 November, 1645 Ordinance appointing a Committee of the Lords and Commons for the disposal of the revenues of the College and Collegiate Church of Westminster.
  • 24 November, 1645 Ordinance disabling the judges who have deserted their places.
  • 24 November, 1645 Ordinance for an additional Excise or New Impost upon lead, gold, silver, glass, oil, and woollen cloth, etc., for the payment of Artificers for arms and ammunition.
  • 1 December, 1645 Ordinance for an assessment of the counties of the Eastern Association for the repayment of monies disbursed by persons in these counties.
  • 3 December, 1645 Ordinance to establish a garrison at Bristol under Major General Skippon, and to authorise him to execute Martial Law within the city and garrison.
  • 3 December, 1645 Ordinance to raise by way of loan £31,000 for the payment of the Scots Army (cf. Ord. 20 June, 1645 ).
  • 4 December, 1645 Ordinance for pensions to the servants of the King's children.
  • 6 December, 1645 Ordinance, continuing for six months the Ordinance of 7th June, 1645 , for the execution of Martial Law in Kent.
  • 19 December, 1645 Ordinance for the maintenance of preaching ministers in the Northern counties.
  • 29 December, 1645 Ordinance for the payment of £30,000 out of the Excise for the army of Sir Thomas Fairfax.
  • 30 December, 1645 Ordinance, amending that of 17th November, 1645 , for the payment of the waggoners of the City Brigade.

1646

January 1646

  • 7 January, 1645/6 Ordinance continuing until further Order that of 15th September, 1642, for the appointment of Commissioners for the Navy.
  • 7 January, 1645/6 Ordinance making parochial the precinct of Covent Garden (amended 2nd February).
  • 15 January, 1645/6 Ordinance continuing for nine months the Ordinance of 28th March, 1645, appointing a Committee of Lords and Commons and Treasurers at War.
  • 15 January, 1645/6 Ordinance (to continue for nine months) to punish impressed men who have deserted their colours.
  • 16 January, 1645/6 Ordinance empowering Colonel Thomas Morgan to execute Martial Law at Gloucester.
  • 19 January, 1645/6 Ordinance enabling the Committee of the Militia for the City of London to press soldiers during the next six months.
  • 19 January, 1645/6 Ordinance giving power to the Committee of Militia for the City of London to appoint SubCommittee for the better execution of various powers entrusted to them by this and previous ordinances.
  • 26 January, 1645/6 Ordinance continuing Lieutenant General Cromwell in his command for six months.
  • 29 January, 1645/6 Ordinance amending that of 30th November, 1643, with fresh instructions for the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports regarding reprisals.
  • 31 January, 1645/6 Ordinance amending Covent Garden Ordinance.

February 1646

  • 2 February, 1645/6 Ordinance to raise £30,000 by way of loan in the City in accordance with the method adopted in the Ordinance of 1st July, 1645.
  • 7 February, 1645/6 Ordinance continuing for one year that of February 21, 1644–5, for impressing mariners, sailors and others for the navy.
  • 7 February, 1645/6 Ordinance enabling saltpetre men to make gunpowder.
  • 12 February, 1645/6 Order for judges to go on circuit as hath been accustomed.
  • 13 February, 1645/6 Ordinance for the regulation of preaching in the University of Cambridge, and for the government of Trinity and other colleges.
  • 14 February, 1645/6 Ordinance for payment of £3,000 out of the Excise to widows of officers, etc., of the army of the Earl of Essex.
  • 18 February, 1645/6 Ordinance appointing Sir George Vane High Sheriff of the County Palatine of Durham and for regulating the arrangement for justice therein.
  • 24 February, 1645/6 Ordinance for Removal of Court of Wards.
  • 24 February, 1645/6 Ordinance continuing till the 20th March the Ordinance for the Northern Association with the exception of clauses dealing with the Crown revenues.
  • 28 February, 1645/6 Ordinance for payment out of the Excise of £20,000 for the forces raised by the Eastern Association for the siege of Newark.

March 1646

  • 2 March, 1645/6 Ordinance continuing for six months that of 3rd May, 1645, for the appointment of Commissioners in Ulster.
  • 4 March, 1645/6 Order for compensation to officers of the Court of Wards and Liveries in view of its abolition.
  • 4 March, 1645/6 Ordinance empowering the Governor of Henley and Reading to execute Martial Law.
  • 9 March, 1645/6 Ordinance to continue for a year from the 30th April, 1646 , the Ordinance of 18th October, 1644, for a weekly assessment for the British armies in Ireland (cf. Ordinance 15th August, 1645).
  • 14 March, 1645/6 Ordinance for keeping scandalous persons from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, for the choice of elders, and for supplying defects in former Ordinances concerning church government.
  • 19 March, 1645/6 Ordinance appointing Commissioners for the Heralds' Office, to prevent abuses and offences.
  • 19 March, 1645/6 Ordinance appointing for six months Commissioners for the Great Seal. (cf. Ord.)
  • 19 March, 1645/6 Ordinance for the payment of £20,000 out of the Excise for the forces of the Western Association under Colonel Massey.
  • 20 March, 1645/6 Ordinance for the payment of £10,000 out of the Excise for the forces designed for North Wales.
  • 21 March, 1645/6 Order to continue the Ordinance of October 2, 1643, appointing the Earl of Warwick Admiral and Governor of the foreign plantations, and adding commissioners to those names in the Ordinance.
  • 21 March, 1645/6 Ordinance for the payment of £6,000 out of the Excise for the forces that are to pursue Sir Jacob Ashley and for those besieging Lichfield.
  • 28 March, 1646 Ordinance to raise £6,000 by loan for the forces in Ireland.
  • 28 March, 1646 Ordinance for the maintenance of preaching ministers in the City and County of Hereford.

April 1646

  • 1 April, 1646 Order that all Papists and others who have borne arms against the Parliament should by April 3rd depart from the Cities of London and Westminster and the Lines of Communication.
  • 3 April, 1646 Ordinance for the speedy establishment of a court martial within the Cities of London and Westminster and the Lines of Communication.
  • 9 April, 1646 Ordinance to raise a monthly sum in the County of Derby for the payment of the Forces and other necessary defences for the public service; to continue from December 1, 1645, to August 1, 1646 , if the war should last so long.
  • 16 April, 1646 Ordinance to erect a French or Walloon church in the town and port of Dover.
  • 16 April, 1646 Ordinance continuing the Army Ordinance of February 15, 1644–5, from June 1, 1646 , to October 1, 1646 (cf. Ord. August 13, 1645).
  • 22 April, 1646 Ordinance to reserve for the Navy timber felled for wharfing or for any public building.
  • 28 April, 1646 Ordinance for the administration of the Excise from the expiry of the existing Ordinance until the 29th September, 1648.

May 1646

  • 2 May, 1646 Ordinance for maintenance of ministers.
  • 5 May, 1646 Order for examining the accounts of all officers who served under Lord Fairfax.
  • 7 May, 1646 Ordinance continuing for an additional month and amending the Ordinance of April 1 for the removal of Papists and others beyond the Lines of Communication.
  • 15 May, 1646 Ordinance for raising £10,000 by loans on the Excise for the Army in Ireland.
  • 23 May, 1646 Ordinance for the raising and advancing of money for the war in Ireland in accordance with the Ordinances of 18th October, 1644, 15th August, 1645, and 9th March, 1645–6.

June 1646

  • 5 June, 1646 Ordinance (to continue for three years) amending the Ordinances of 20th October, 1645, and 14th March, 1645–6, for the exclusion of improper persons from the Sacrament and for the duties of elders.
  • 12 June, 1646 Ordinance appointing judges to go the Circuits.
  • 17 June, 1646 Ordinance concerning the Assizes at Lancaster.
  • 27 June, 1646 Ordinance for the establishment of a garrison at Kingston-upon-Hull, and for its pay, with articles for its observance.

July 1646

  • 3 July, 1646 Ordinance discharging the Commissioners of Excise for the receipts of the year 11th September, 1643, to 11th September, 1644, and indemnifying them for acts done in the course of collection.
  • 10 July, 1646 Ordinance extending to captives in Sally, South Barbary, or any other place, the Ordinance of 7th July, 1645, for captives in Algiers and Tunis.
  • 11 July, 1646 Ordinance to expel from the Cities of London and Westminster, and from within the Lines of Communication, Papists and Irish that have adhered to the enemy.
  • 22 July, 1646 Ordinance for £20,000 out of the Excise for the maintenance of the army in Ireland.

August 1646

  • 4 August, 1646 Ordinance continuing till 31st August the Ordinance of December 3, 1645, for the garrison of Bristol.
  • 4 August, 1646 Ordinance continuing for one month the Ordinance for the pay of the Forces of Gloucester, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
  • 6 August, 1646 Ordinance to disband the garrisons of Newport Pagnell, Cambridge, Huntingdon and Bedford, in order to provide men for the Forces in Ireland; to raise money for these Forces; and to empower the Committee or the Eastern Association to put the Ordinance into execution.
  • 6 August, 1646 Ordinance amending that of 24th November, 1645, for an additional Excise for the payment of Artificers and others.
  • 13 August, 1646 Ordinance for disbanding the garrisons in Shropshire, except Shrewsbury and Ludlow, and the forces of the county, except 400 Foot and 60 Horse, besides officers.
  • 13 August, 1646 Ordinance continuing for three months from 1st June, 1646 , the Ordinance for the pay of the Eastern Association.
  • 20 August, 1646 Ordinance amending that of 20th March, 1645–6, for the payment of £10,000 to the Forces in North Wales.
  • 28 August, 1646 Ordinance for the ordination of ministers by the classical Presbyteries within their respective bounds.

September 1646

  • 23 September, 1646 Ordinance for a moiety of one half of the Western Excise to be employed for four months in the payment of the garrisons and forces in the counties of the Western Association.
  • 23 September, 1646 Ordinance for a full moiety of the Northern Excise to be employed for four months for the payment of the English garrisons and forces in the counties of the Northern Association.
  • 28 September, 1646 Ordinance for making a separate parish of the Church of Holland (Upholland) in the county of Lancaster.

October 1646

  • 1 October, 1646 Ordinance for the future Government and administration of the City of Chester and for the payment of preaching ministers therein.
  • 9 October, 1646 Ordinance for the abolishing of Archbishops and Bishops in England and Wales and for settling their lands and possessions upon Trustees for the use of the Commonwealth.
  • 13 October, 1646 Ordinance for securing £200,000 upon the credit of Bishops' lands, &c., for the security of such as shall lend money for the present service of the State.
  • 30 October, 1646 Ordinance to prevent from sitting in Parliament peers created since 30th May, 1642, and to annul all honours and titles granted since that time.
  • 31 October, 1646 Ordinance appointing the Speakers of both Houses Commissioners of the Great Seal for 20 days after the expiry of Michaelmas Term; with the form of the Commission for hearing causes in Chancery (continued for 20 days on 16th December).

November 1646

  • 3 November, 1646 Ordinance continuing till the 1st Jan., 1646 –7, the Ordinance of 28th March, 1645, for the Committee and Treasurers at War. (cf. Ord. 15 Jan., 1645–6)
  • 10 November, 1646 Ordinance for the payment, every six months, of £25,000 out of the Excise for the army in Ireland.
  • 13 November, 1646 Ordinance continuing from the 11th Dec., 1646 , the Ordinance of 7th July, 1645, to the 11th Dec., 1647, for the relief of captives at Algiers &c.
  • 17 November, 1646 Ordinance for the Settling of the land of the Bishops in accordance with the Ordinance of 9th October, 1646 .
  • 30 November, 1646 Ordinance for the explanation and better execution of the Ordinance of 17th November, 1646 , for the sale of Bishops' lands.

December 1646

  • 2 December, 1646 Ordinance for the better observance of the Monthly Fast.
  • 8 December, 1646 Ordinance to prevent the Committee of Sequestration for the county of Oxon from seizing any books, mathematical instruments, &c., necessary for the studies of the University.
  • 10 December, 1646 Ordinance enjoining the Treasurers for the sale of Bishops' lands to send £200,000 for the payment of the Scots.
  • 10 December, 1646 Ordinance to revive the Committee of the Lords and Commons for the Army.
  • 14 December, 1646 Ordinance to justify the proceedings of Parliament.
  • 14 December, 1646 Ordinance confirming the treaties of 29th November, 1643, and 6th August, 1642, between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland.
  • 14 December, 1646 Ordinance to annul the Cessation of Arms in Ireland and all grants of land, &c., honours and titles since the said Cessation made 15th December, 1643.
  • 22 December, 1646 Ordinance continuing for four months more the Ordinance for the maintenance of Water Guards on the Thames, made on the 7th January, 1644–5, and continued on the 11th September, 1645.
  • 24 December, 1646 Ordinance for the alteration and explanation of the Oath to be taken by the surveyor of the Bishops' lands, and for the better execution of the former Ordinances.

1647

  • 2 January, 1646/7 Ordinance continuing till 1st January, 1647 –8, the Ordinance of 7th February, 1645–6, for impressing mariners for the fleet.
  • 13 January, 1646/7 Ordinance concerning the payment of £50,000 of the last £200,000 to be paid to the Scots.
  • 23 January, 1646/7 Ordinance creating the Speakers of the two Houses Commissioners for the Great Seal until ten days after the end of Hilary Term.
  • 23 January, 1646/7 Ordinance granting privileges for the encouragement of Adventurers to plantations in Virginia, Bermudas, Barbados, and other places of America.
  • 4 February, 1646/7 Ordinance for a Day of Humiliation on the 10th March on account of the growth of Errors, Heresy and Profaneness.
  • 8 February, 1646/7 Ordinance empowering the Commissioners at Goldsmiths' Hall to settle sequestrations and compound with Delinquents.
  • 15 February, 1646/7 Ordinance to grant Archbishop Bancroft's books to the University of Cambridge.
  • 20 February, 1646/7 Ordinance for the preservation of Game.
  • 22 February, 1646/7 Ordinance concerning the Excise, with additional instructions for the better regulation of the same.
  • 5 March, 1646/7 Ordinance for the explanation and better execution of the former Ordinances for the sale of Bishops' Lands (cf. Ord., 16th November, 1646).
  • 5 March, 1646/7 Ordinance to lessen the number of Trustees for the sale of Bishops' Lands.
  • 13 March, 1646/7 Ordinance continuing, from 26th March, 1647 , to 26th March, 1648, the Ordinances for Tunnage and Poundage dated 1st July, 1642, and 21st February, 1643/4, together with the Book of Rates.
  • 24 March, 1646/7 Ordinance to give to the University of Cambridge books added to Archbishop Bancroft's Library.
  • 16 April, 1647 Ordinance to settle the Militia of London.
  • 1 May, 1647 Ordinance for the payment of a portion of arrears to the Scots Officers.
  • 1 May, 1647 Ordinance for the Visitation and Reformation of the University of Oxford and the several Colleges and Halls therein.
  • 4 May, 1647 Ordinance appointing a Committee for the London Militia in accordance with the Ordinance of 16th April, 1647 .
  • 11 May, 1647 Ordinance continuing from 11th December, 1647 , to 11th December, 1648, the Ordinance of 13th November, 1646, for the relief of captives at Algiers.
  • 13 May, 1647 Ordinance giving security to the lenders of £200,000 for the service of this Kingdom and of Ireland.
  • 18 May, 1647 Ordinance to secure the repayment of monies raised within the Tower Hamlets under Ordinances of 20th July, 1643, and 28th November, 1643.
  • 21 May, 1647 Ordinance granting indemnity to all who have acted by sea or land by authority or for the benefit of Parliament.
  • 21 May, 1647 Ordinance continuing for six months the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and the Cinque Ports.
  • 25 May, 1647 Ordinance for allowing interest to some Scots Officers for their arrears.
  • 28 May, 1647 Ordinance for the relief of maimed soldiers and for the widows and orphans of such as have died in the service of Parliament during the late wars.
  • 28 May, 1647 Ordinances for taking the accounts of the soldiery of the whole kingdom, with a Declaration and Instructions regarding the same.
  • 3 June, 1647 Ordinance for raising and securing £42,000 for the payment of the Guards of the City of London, for repayment of voluntary contributions by poor persons, and for explanation of the Ordinance of 13th May to raise £200,000 for the service of this Kingdom and of Ireland.
  • 5 June, 1647 Ordinance repealing the Ordinance of September, 1644, for the County Palatine of Chester, with the exception of the clause appointing to the office of Sheriff.
  • 7 June, 1647 Additional Ordinance for the more full indemnity of the officers and soldiers who have acted by authority and for the service of the Parliament (cf. Ord. May 21, 1647 ).
  • 8 June, 1647 Ordinance for the abolition of Holy Days and the establishment of Days of Recreation in lieu of them.
  • 11 June, 1647 Ordinance repealing the Excise on Flesh and Salt after the 24th June instant.
  • 11 June, 1647 Ordinance allowing scholars and apprentices to have Days of Recreation instead of Holy Days.
  • 11 June, 1647 Ordinance enabling the Committee of Militia of the City of London to search for arms and to raise Horse.
  • 11 June, 1647 Ordinance appointing a Committee of Safety to raise Forces for the Defence of the Parliament: to continue in force for one month.
  • 16 June, 1647 Order for re-imbursing out of the Excise £27,000 paid to officers by the Treasurers at Weavers' Hall.
  • 16 June, 1647 Order for Auditors to superintend the payment of money to the officers.
  • 19 June, 1647 Ordinance appointing additional Treasurers at Weavers' Hall for issuing money to soldiers in accordance with the Ordinances of 16th June.
  • 19 June, 1647 Ordinance for an Indemnity for officers and soldiers who have left their colours in accordance with the orders of Parliament.
  • 23 June, 1647 Ordinance for a monthly assessment for the maintenance of Forces in this Kingdom and in Ireland.
  • 26 June, 1647 Ordinance giving the Commissioners appointed to reside with the Army power to treat with the General.
  • 26 June, 1647 Order discharging any Forces listed by any Order of the Committee of Lords and Commons and the Committee of the Militia, or of the Committee of Safety.
  • 28 June, 1647 Additional Ordinance for Days of Recreation instead of Holy Days, amending Ord. of 11th June, 1647 .
  • 3 July, 1647 Ordinance for a month's pay of the Forces of the Northern Association.
  • 9 July, 1647 Ordinance continuing from 14th July to 14th August the Ordinance of 12th December, 1646, for the Departure of Delinquents and Malignants from within the Lines of Communication.
  • 9 July, 1647 Ordinance for men who are or profess to be disbanded soldiers to depart from the Cities of London and Westminster, and from within the Lines of Communication by the 15th July.
  • 10 July, 1647 Ordinance to empower the Committee of Militia of the City of London to search for Papists and Malignants, to raise Horse, and to exercise Discipline in accordance with the Ordinance of 2nd May, 1643 (cf. Ordinance 11th June, 1647 ).
  • 21 July, 1847Ordinance for disbanding the Forces of Horse and Foot that came off from the Army and are now in the adjacent Counties near and about London
  • 22 July, 1647 Ordinance continuing for ten months from 1st January last the Ordinances of 28th March, 1645 and 15th January, 1645–6, for the Committee for the Army and Treasurers at War.
  • 23 July, 1647 Ordinance for the disposal of Fines for non-payment of Excise since 11th June, 1645, for relief of maimed soldiers and of soldiers' widows
  • 23 July, 1647 Ordinance to settle and constitute the Militia of the City of London.
  • 24 July, 1647 Declaration creating it High Treason to sign the Petition to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London.
  • 26 July, 1647 Ordinance repealing the Ordinance of the 23rd July instant for the Militia of the City of London, and enforcing that of 4th May, 1647 .
  • 26 July, 1647 Ordinance repealing the Declaration of 24th July instant against the City Petitioners.
  • 31 July, 1647 Ordinance amending that of 10th July, and giving increased powers to the Committee for the Militia of the City of London to punish deserters, and to elect a Major-General or any other officer for Forces raised within the City.
  • 31 July, 1647 Ordinance for the City Militia to raise Horse.
  • 1 August, 1647 Ordinance for the Trinity House to raise mariners for the defence of the Kingdom.
  • 3 August, 1647 Ordinance for a collection for distressed Irish Protestants resident in or near Barnstable since the 25th March, 1647 .
  • 3 August, 1647 Ordinance creating John, Lord Hunsden, and Henry Pelham, Esq., the new Speakers of the two Houses, Commissioners of the Great Seal for ten days, and voiding the powers confirmed on the former Speakers.
  • 3 August, 1647 Ordinance for a collection for the relief of Chester, which is visited with the plague of Pestilence.
  • 3 August, 1647 Ordinance restoring the Earl of Pembroke to the Chancellorship of the University of Oxford.
  • 3 August, 1647 Ordinance to continue till 1st September, 1647 , empowering the Committee of Safety and the Committee of the Militia of the City of London to disarm persons disaffected to the safety and defence of the Parliament and City.
  • 6 August, 1647 Ordinance appointing Sir Thomas Fairfax Constable of the Tower for one year, with power to appoint a Lieutenant.
  • 9 August, 1647 Ordinance amending that of 8th November, 1644, for the true payment of tithes to continue till 1st November, 1648.
  • 10 August, 1647 Ordinance amending that of 28th May, 1647 , for the relief of maimed soldiers and marines, and widows and orphans of soldiers and marines
  • 10 August, 1647 Ordinance continuing Edward, Earl of Manchester, and William Lenthall, Esq., Speakers of the two Houses, as Commissioners of the Great Seal for one month.
  • 10 August, 1647 Ordinance for £20,000 out of the Excise for the war in Ireland.
  • 20 August, 1647 Ordinance for annulling all Votes, Orders and Ordinances, passed in one of both Houses, since the Force on both Houses, 26th July until 6th August, 1647.
  • 23 August, 1647 Ordinance for keeping in godly ministers, placed in Livings by authority of Parliament.
  • 23 August, 1647 Ordinance amending that of 16th November, 1646, for the sale of Bishops' Lands, and expediting the conveyance thereof.
  • 23 August, 1647 Ordinance for a collection in view of the plague at Chester.
  • 26 August, 1647 Ordinance for the visitation of the University of Oxford.
  • 28 August, 1647 Ordinance for a general collection for the relief of poor Irish Protestants.
  • 28 August, 1647 Declaration and ordinance re-establishing the Excise Duty upon all Excise commodities except Flesh and Salt.
  • 2 September, 1647 Ordinance to settle the Militia of the City of London.
  • 2 September, 1647 Ordinance for a seal for the counties of Brecknock, Radnor and Glamorganshire.
  • 2 September, 1647 Ordinance to demolish the Lines of Communication and Forts about London.
  • 6 September, 1647 Ordinance for calling in clipt money and forbidding its circulation.
  • 9 September, 1647 Ordinance to prevent anyone who has borne arms against the Parliament from holding office of any kind.
  • 9 September, 1647 Ordinance to settle the Militia of Southwark.
  • 9 September, 1647 Ordinance to settle the Militia of Westminster and parts adjacent, within the County of Middlesex.
  • 16 September, 1647 Ordinance to bring in the remainder of Delinquents' Fines.
  • 21 September, 1647 Ordinance for Payment of Arrears due to the late Court of Wards.
  • 21 September, 1647 Ordinance for the payment of Fee-farm rents due to the Crown from members of either House, in default of which the Ordinance of 21st September, 1643, shall be put into execution.
  • 22 September, 1647 Ordinance for the delivery of sequestered Books, Evidences, Records, and Writings.
  • 23 September, 1647 Ordinance for Members of both Houses to be a Committee for the Army to dispose of the monthly sum of £60,000 raised in accordance with the Ordinance of 23rd June, 1647 ; and appointing Treasurers at War.
  • 24 September, 1647 Ordinance for the security of purchases of Bishops' Lands.
  • 30 September, 1647 Ordinance amending those of 23rd June and 23rd September, 1647 , decreeing £30,000 to the Treasurers at War, and granting them powers and allowances.
  • 30 September, 1647 Ordinance for the regulation of printing and to prevent the issue of scandalous pamphlets.
  • 4 October, 1647 Ordinance for disabling Delinquents to bear office or to have any voice in the election of any.
  • 7 October, 1647 Ordinance to give security to the Treasurers at War for £32,000 borrowed for the service of the Kingdoms of England and Ireland.
  • 12 October, 1647 Ordinance to bring in arrears of the assessments for the army of Sir Thomas Fairfax in accordance with the Ordinances of 15th February, 1644–5, and 23rd September, 1647 .
  • 22 October, 1647 Ordinance for the suppression of Stage Plays and Interludes within the Cities of London and Westminster and the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey.
  • 22 October, 1647 Ordinance for settling the Mayor, Sheriff, and other officers for the City of Chester.
  • 2 November, 1647 Ordinance for Colonel George Monk to execute Martial Law in Ulster.
  • 13 November, 1647 Ordinance amending that of 14th July, 1643, and fixing a limit of time for the payment by Adventurers for Lands in Ireland.
  • 19 November, 1647 Ordinance that £20,000 raised for the Eastern Association and charged upon the Excise (by Ordinance of 28th February, 1645–6) be borrowed by the Treasurers at War for the present supply of the Army. Amended by Ordinance of 1st December, 1647, and 8th December, 1647
  • 2 December, 1647 Ordinance amending that of 16th November, 1646, and removing obstructions in the sale of Bishops' Lands.
  • 8 December, 1647 Ordinance continuing the Commissioners of the Great Seal for twenty days after the end of next term from the expiry of the time it is now continued for; and continuing for a similar period the Commission for hearing Causes in Chancery.
  • 16 December, 1647 Ordinance for establishing the subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage and the Book of Rates from the 26th March, 1648, to 26th March, 1651.
  • 17 December, 1647 Ordinance for the relief and employment of the poor, and the punishment of vagrants and other disorderly persons.
  • 17 December, 1647 Ordinance putting out of the Cities of London and Westminster and the late Lines of Communication all Papists and others who have borne arms against the Parliament.
  • 17 December, 1647 Ordinance to prevent the election to offices in the City of men concerned in the Engagement entitled "The Agreement of the People."
  • 17 December, 1647 Ordinance to repay the salaries and charges of the Committee and Sub-Committees for the Accounts, and their officers.
  • 17 December, 1647 Ordinance adding certain Lords to the Committee of the Navy and Customs.
  • 24 December, 1647 Ordinances for the disbanding of all supernumerary Forces within this Kingdom under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax:—
    • Ordinance that no officer or soldier shall have free Quarter after the 15th January, 1647 /8.
    • Ordinance for the payment of the soldiery out of the moiety of the Receipts of Excise.
    • Ordinance for the payment of the soldiery out of Delinquents' Estates.
    • Ordinance for the payment of the soldiery out of the remaining part of the Bishops' lands.
    • Ordinance for charging £600,000 upon the Securities in the three foregoing Ordinances.
    • Ordinance for taking the accounts of officers and soldiers and securing their arrears, with reductions for Free Quarter.
    • Ordinance for the disbanding of all supernumerary Forces.
  • 24 December, 1647 Ordinance for the several Commissions in the respective Counties to make a collection for the monthly assessment of £60,000.
  • 24 December, 1647 Ordinance giving power to the Committee of Indemnity to put in execution the Ordinances concerning the freedom of Apprentices who have served the Parliament.
  • 24 December, 1647 Ordinance amending those of 28th May and 10th August, 1647 , for the more effectual relief of maimed soldiers.
  • 25 December, 1647 Ordinance appointing Commissioners of Customs in accordance with the Ordinance for Tonnage and Poundage of 16th December, 1647 .
  • 25 December, 1647 Ordinance for the Commissioners of Customs to reimburse themselves money which they have advanced and shall advance for the use of the State.

1648

  • 3 January, 1647/8 Ordinance for raising £50,000 for Ireland, and securing it by several Delinquents' Estates (of Ordinance 13th May, 1647).
  • 8 January, 1647/8 Ordinance for constituting for two years a Committee of the Militia within the Hamlets of the Tower of London.
  • 19 January, 1647/8 Ordinance to prevent the transportation out of this Kingdom of England, Ireland and Wales, of all Wool, Woollen Yarn, Wool fells, Fuller Earth, Clay, etc.
  • 19 January, 1647/8 Ordinance to prevent the exportation of Wool from Ireland except to England and Wales.
  • 20 January, 1647/8 Ordinance to appoint a Committee to execute the Ordinances of Indemnity in Kent.
  • 29 January, 1647/8 Ordinance for the speedy dividing and settling the several Counties of this Kingdom into distinct classical Presbyteries; and to constitute congregational Elderships; in accordance with the Ordinance of 19th August, 1645.
  • 29 January, 1647/8 Ordinance amending those of 23rd June and 9th September, 1647, and enlarging the powers of the Committee of the Westminster Militia.
  • 9 February, 1647/8 Ordinance for repairing Churches and paying of Church Duties within the Kingdom of England and Wales.
  • 11 February, 1647/8 Ordinance for the suppression of Stage Plays and Interludes with the penalties prescribed for actors and spectators.
  • 16 February, 1647/8 Ordinance for the raising of £20,000 a month for the relief of Ireland.
  • 22 February, 1647/8 Ordinance for re-imbursing £10,000 to the Commissioners of Excise, advanced by them for the Navy.
  • 22 February, 1647/8 Ordinance to secure £20,000 to the Committee of the Eastern Association, and for borrowing it for the use of the Navy.
  • 24 February, 1647/8 Ordinance explaining the Ordinance for the Weekly Assessment.
  • 17 March, 1647/8 Additional Ordinance to remove obstructions in the sale of Bishops' lands.
  • 17 March, 1647/8 Ordinance appointing Commissioners for the Great Seal.
  • 17 March, 1647/8 Ordinance amending that of 7th October, 1645, for raising £8,000 per annum for the Elector Palatine.
  • 17 March, 1647/8 Ordinance for raising monies for the maintenance of the Forces under Sir Thomas Fairfax.
  • 23 March, 1647/8 Additional Ordinance amending that of 23rd September, 1647, for the sale of Bishops' lands.
  • 3 April, 1648 Ordinance appointing Treasurers for the monthly sum of £20,000 for the relief of Ireland, in accordance with the Ordinance of 16th February, 1647/8 .
  • 4 April, 1648 Ordinance for the payment of Tithes in London, amending those of 8th November, 1644, and 9th August, 1647.
  • 4 April, 1648 Ordinance amending those of 21st May and 7th June, 1647, for the indemnity of the Committee and Forces for the County of Kent.
  • 12 April, 1648 Ordinance for settling the jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty.
  • 14 April 1648 Ordinance to give power to the Trustees for the sale of Bishops' lands to convey lands to the contractors named in the Ordinances for the said sale, in lieu of their salaries.
  • 14 April, 1648 Ordinance for settling and appointing a Committee for the Burgh of Southwark.
  • 19 April, 1648 Ordinance for the preservation of Timber in the Forest of Dean.
  • 22 April, 1648 Ordinance amending those of 24th December, 1647, for further ascertaining the arrears of the soldiery upon their Debentures, and giving security to purchaser thereof.
  • 24 April, 1648 Ordinance amending those of 15th February, 1644–5, and 13th August, 1645, and others for bringing in arrears of the Assessments for the Army within the City of London and Liberties thereof.
  • 24 April, 1648 Ordinance to prevent soldiers from taking Free Quarter.
  • 24 April, 1648 Ordinance for raising £6,000 for the 400 soldiers added to the forces already in the Tower of London.
  • 24 April, 1648 Ordinance amending those of 15th March, 1647–8, and 23rd September, 1647, for the continuance of the Committee of the Army and Treasurers at War.
  • 2 May, 1648 Ordinance for the punishment of Blasphemies and Heresies, with a list of penalties.
  • 12 May, 1648 Ordinance to settle the Militia of the Counties of Gloucester, Monmouth, Brecon and Glamorgan, and to raise forces to suppress rebellion therein.
  • 18 May, 1648 Ordinance to settle the Militia of the City of London.
  • 20 May, 1648 Declaration and Ordinance regarding tumultuous assemblies under the pretence of presenting petitions.
  • 23 May, 1648 Ordinance for settling the Militia of the County of Hereford.
  • 23 May, 1648 Ordinance that all Malignants and Papists shall depart the Cities of London and Westminster and the late Lines of Communication within two days; the Ordinance to continue for six months.
  • 23 May, 1648 Ordinance for settling the Militia in the Northern Counties.
  • 27 May, 1648 Ordinance enabling the Committee for the University of Oxford to send for convicted Malignants, and to destroy superstitious relics.
  • 29 May, 1648 Ordinance to make Robert, Earl of Warwick, Lord High Admiral of England.
  • 30 May, 1648 Ordinance for the more effectual bringing in the arrears of the Assessments of the City of London and the Liberties thereof, for the maintenance of the Forces; amending Ordinances of 15th February, 1644–5, etc.
  • 5 June, 1648 Ordinance additional to that of 23rd January, 1647–8, for raising £50,000 for the relief of Ireland.
  • 5 June, 1648 Ordinance to raise a Troop of Horse in Lincolnshire for the defence of the County.
  • 7 June, 1648 Ordinance to settle the Militia of Cornwall.
  • 7 June, 1648 Ordinance to settle the Militia of Devon.
  • 16 June, 1648 Ordinance for the purchase of Arms and Ammunition by the Treasurers at War.
  • 16 June, 1648 Ordinance amending that of 23rd May, 1648 , for the expulsion of Papists, Officers and Soldiers of Fortune, and Delinquents from the Cities of London and Westminster and the late Lines of Communication.
  • 20 June, 1648 Ordinance confirming the Articles for the Surrender of Oxford.
  • 22 June, 1648 Ordinance for settling the Militia in the City and County of the City of Bristol.
  • 3 July, 1648 Ordinance for settling the Militia of the County of Lincoln.
  • 10 July, 1648 Ordinance amending those of 17th July, 1647, 20th March, 1647–8, 23rd June, 1647, and 24th December, 1647, for raising money in Essex for the Forces there.
  • 10 July, 1648 Ordinance for settling the Militia of the City and County of Exeter.
  • 11 July, 1648 Ordinance for the continuance of the Excise from 29th September, 1648 , to 29th September, 1650.
  • 11 July, 1648 Ordinance amending those of 5th June and 3rd July for the maintenance of troops in Lincolnshire.
  • 20 July, 1648 Ordinance for the Salaries of the Auditors of the Army Accounts.
  • 20 July, 1648 Ordinance for taking the accounts of officers and soldiers, or widows of officers and soldiers who have served the Parliament otherwise than under the pay of particular Counties or Associations or in the Army of Sir Thomas Fairfax.
  • 24 July, 1648 Ordinance for settling the Militia of the County of Dorset and the Town and County of Poole.
  • 24 July, 1648 Ordinance amending those of 16th November, 1646, and 13th May, 1647, for the sale of Bishops' lands.
  • 25 July, 1648 Ordinance for raising a troop of Horse in Huntingdonshire, amending an Order of 19th June for the Committee at Derby House to raise Horse and Foot in that County, and the Ordinance of 23rd June, 1647, for the payment of the Army.
  • 27 July, 1648 Ordinance amending those of 23rd June, 1647, and 24th December, 1647, and 20th March, 1647–8, for raising money in Suffolk for the maintenance of Forces to suppress rebellion there.
  • 29 July, 1648 Ordinance for the Forces in Yorkshire to have the revenues payable to the King and Queen in that and neighbouring Counties.
  • 1 August, 1648 Ordinance amending that of 20th March, 1647–8, to raise money for the Forces in Nottinghamshire, in view of the recent Insurrection in the North.
  • 2 August, 1648 Ordinance to settle the Militia of Middlesex.
  • 2 August, 1648 Ordinance to raise a Troop of Horse in the Isle of Ely.
  • 9 August, 1648 Ordinance for the better regulation of the sequestration of Estates of Papists and Delinquents and for reforming abuses in the management thereof.
  • 21 August, 1648 Ordinance for the association of the five counties of Carnarvon, Merioneth, Denbigh, Montgomery, and Flint.
  • 21 August, 1648 Ordinance authorizing the Lord High Admiral to execute Martial Law at Sea, amended by an additional Ordinance 23rd August.
  • 25 August, 1648 Additional Ordinance for the better regulation of the sequestration of the Estates of Papists and Delinquents.
  • 29 August, 1648 Ordinance to settle the Form of Church Government in the Church of England and Ireland.
  • 4 September, 1648 Ordinance amending an Order of 12th July, 1648 , for General Skippon to enlist volunteers for the Committee of the London Militia to raise forces under Major-General Skippon.
  • 6 September, 1648 Ordinance amending those of 24th July, 1648 , and 20th March, 1647–8, to settle the Militia of Dorset.
  • 21 September, 1648 Ordinance to borrow £10,000 of the City to defray the charges of the Treaty.
  • 21 September, 1648 Ordinance explaining that of 14th April, 1648 , giving powers to the contractors for the sale of Bishops' lands.
  • 21 September, 1648 Ordinance amending those of 28th May, 1647, and 16th June, 1648 , for the purchase of arms and ammunition.
  • 21 September, 1648 Ordinance to settle the Militia of Hereford.
  • 23 September, 1648 Ordinance to prevent the exportation of Bullion.
  • 25 September, 1648 Ordinance amending that of 17th March, 1647–8, for the better raising of £8,000 per annum for the Elector Palatine.
  • 3 October, 1648 Ordinance to dispose of impropriations, tithes, etc., belonging to the Archbishops and Bishops.
  • 6 October, 1648 Ordinance continuing from 29th September, 1648 , to 25th March, 1649, the Ordinance of 15th March, 1646/7, for an assessment for the maintenance of the Forces.
  • 10 October, 1648 Ordinance amending several Ordinances of 24th December, 1647, for the payment of arrears due to officers who served under the late Lord Fairfax.
  • 13 October, 1648 Declaration and Order to prevent officers from disturbing the Houses on account of their arrears.
  • 16 October, 1648 Ordinance for payment of the Guards of Horse that attend the Parliament out of sequestrated estates.
  • 18 October, 1648 Declaration or Ordinance for the sequestration of the real and personal estate of Delinquents, for the maintenance of a Troop of Horse in the County of Surrey.
  • 19 October, 1648 Ordinance for a Duty on Goods to and from France for the benefit of the Company of Merchants trading with France, whose ships have been detained there.
  • 27 October, 1648 Additional Ordinance for the payment of tithe, continuing that of 9th August, 1647, from 31st October, 1648 , to 1st November, 1650.
  • 30 October, 1648 Ordinance for appointing new Judges.
  • 14 November, 1648 Further Ordinance amending that of 16th October, 1648 , for the payment of the Guard of Horse attending the Parliament.
  • 21 November, 1648 Ordinance for enabling a Committee of the two Houses to remove obstructions in the sale of the lands of the late Archbishops and Bishops.
  • 2 December, 1648 Ordinance for settling the Militia in the several counties, cities, and places within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and in the Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
  • 16 December, 1648 Ordinance repealing that of 2nd December, 1648 , for settling the Militia.
  • 16 December, 1648 Ordinance repealing that of 29th August, 1645, for the Militia of the County of Lancaster.
  • 18 December, 1648 Ordinance for the election of Common Councilmen and other officers within the City of London and the Liberties thereof, for the ensuing year.
  • 20 December, 1648 Further Ordinance for the election of Officers, etc., in London.

1649

  • 6 January, 1648/9 Act erecting a High Court of Justice for the trial of the King.
  • January, 1648/9 Ordinances amending various former Ordinances concerning Assessment for the Army and the disbanding of supernumerary forces.
  • 16 January, 1648/9 Act adjourning Hilary Term from Octabis Hilarii to Crastino Purificationis.
  • 16 January, 1648/9 Act touching the regulating of the officers of the Navy and Customs.
  • 17 January, 1648/9 Ordinance for settling the Militia of the City of London.
  • 22 January, 1648/9 Act for the Committee of the County of Lincoln to lay an assessment of £2,500 for the relief of the Forces before Pontefract.
  • 29 January, 1648/9 Act for the alteration of several names and forms heretofore used in Courts, Writs, etc., and for settling of proceedings in Courts of Law, Justice and Equity in the Kingdoms of England and Ireland and the Dominion of Wales.
  • 30 January, 1648/9 Act prohibiting the proclaiming any person to be King of England or Ireland or the Dominions thereof.
  • 2 February, 1648/9 Act transferring to the use of the Navy for two years, the assessment for the Garrisons of the Isle of Ely and Croyland made under Ordinances of 12th August, 1645, 1st November, 1647, and 24th August, 1647.
  • 2 February, 1648/9 Act further adjourning Hilary Term from Crastino Purificationis to Octabis Purificationis.
  • 3 February, 1648/9 Act for erecting an High Court of Justice for trying James, Earl of Cambridge; Henry, Earl of Holland; George, Lord Goring; Arthur, Lord Capell; and Sir John Owen, Knight. (Amended Feb. 9th).
  • 8 February, 1648/9 Act for committing the Great Seal of England into the hands of Commissioners.
  • 9 February, 1648/9 Act to repeal several clauses in the Acts of 1° Eliz. and 3° Jacobi, touching the Oaths of Allegiance, Obedience and Supremacy.
  • 9 February, 1648/9 Act to prevent the printing of any of the proceedings of the High Court of Justice erected for trying of James, Earl of Cambridge, and others, without leave of the House of Commons or of the said Court.
  • 10 February, 1648/9 Act prescribing the form of an oath to be taken by every freeman of the City of London and other Cities, Boroughs, and Towns Corporate, in England Wales.
  • 11 February, 1648/9 Act for altering the style of the late Court of King's Bench to that of the Court of Upper Bench, and for settling its jurisdiction
  • 13 February, 1648/9 Act for constituting a Council of State for the Commonwealth of England.
  • 15 February, 1648/9 Act for the more easy passing the Accounts of Sheriffs.
  • 17 February, 1648/9 Act enabling Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs and other Ministers of Justice to act until their commissions are ready.
  • 17 February, 1648/9 Act for settling proceedings in Courts of Justice according to the present Government. Cf. 26th December, 1653.
  • 21 February, 1648/9 Act for the election of the Bailiffs, Wardens, Assistants, and other officers of the Company of Weavers.
  • 22 February 1648/9 Act for the encouragement of Officers and Mariners, and for impressing Seamen.
  • 23 February, 1648/9 Act repealing all former Ordinances constituting Robert Earl of Warwick Lord High Admiral, and vesting the power of the Office in the Council of State.
  • 23 February, 1648/9 Act concerning the sequestration of South Wales and the County of Monmouth.
  • 24 February, 1648/9 Act appointing Commissioners for the fleet now at Sea.
  • 24 February, 1648/9 Act supplementary to that of 22nd February, for the encouragement of mariners and officers, and for impressing seamen.
  • 26 February, 1648/9 Act altering the Judicial Seal in the three counties of Carmarthen, Cardigan and Pembroke.
  • 26 February, 1648/9 Act continuing for one week that of February 3rd for constituting an High Court of Justice to try James, Earl of Cambridge (Duke of Hamilton) and others.
  • 28 February, 1648/9 Act for removing obstructions in the proceedings of the Common Council of the City of London.
  • 28 February, 1648/9 Act regulating elections of officers in the City of Norwich, to prevent the election of ill-affected persons. (Amended March 7th.)
  • 2 March, 1648/9 Act for compounding with Delinquents in the counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, Durham, the town and county of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and the town of Berwickupon-Tweed, for employing their compositions for paying and disbanding the forces in those counties; and for discharging other public engagements of the counties.
  • 10 March, 1648/9 Acts for altering the judicial Seal for the counties of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea, and for the counties of Brecknock, Radnor, and Glamorgan.
  • 10 March, 1648/9 Act to transfer the salaries of the Judges and others for the use of the Navy.
  • 17 March, 1648/9 Act for abolishing the kingly office in England, Ireland and the Dominions thereunto belonging.
  • 17 March, 1648/9 Act for keeping a Day of Humiliation upon Thursday, the 5th April, 1649 .
  • 19 March, 1648/9 Act for settling the Militia of the City of Westminster and Liberties thereof, and of all the parishes and places adjacent of the County of Middlesex within the weekly Bills of Mortality, and late Lines of Communication, except the Hamlets of the Tower.
  • 19 March, 1648/9 Act abolishing the House of Peers.
  • 23 March, 1648/9 Acts for altering the Seals of the Court of Upper Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer.
  • 7 April, 1649 Act for raising £90,000 per mensem for maintenance of the Forces raised by authority of Parliament for the service of England and Ireland; from 25 March to 29 Sept. 1649 .
  • 9 April, 1649 Act prescribing certain times to Delinquents for perfecting their compositions under several penalties.
  • 17 April, 1649 Act appointing Treasurers at War to receive and issue monies assessed and paid under the Act of 7 April, 1659, for the monthly payment of £90,000.
  • 17 April, 1649 Act declaring the grounds and causes of making prize the ships and goods that shall be taken by the Parliament's ships at sea, and for the encouragement of officers, mariners, and seamen.
  • 17 April, 1649 Act appointing Commissioners for the sale of Prize Goods.
  • 23 April, 1649 Act empowering the Court of Admiralty to proceed to sentence, notwithstanding Prohibitions (of 12 April, 1648, 2 April, 1651, 2 June, 1654).
  • 23 April, 1649 Act for setting apart a Day of Public Fast and Humiliation, and repealing the Monthly Fast appointed by Proclamation of 8th January, 1641–2, and enforced by Ordinances of 24th August, 1642, etc.
  • 26 April, 1649 Act constituting Justices of Peace in the County of Lancaster.
  • 30 April, 1649 Act for the abolishing of Deans, Deans and Chapters, Canons, Prebends, and other officers or titles belonging to any Cathedral or Collegiate Church or Chapel in England and Wales, and for the employment of their revenues (of 31 July, 1648, and 16 October, 1650).
  • 1 May, 1649 Act for altering the original seal of the counties of Brecknock, Radnor, and Glamorgan.
  • 7 May, 1649 Act for the relief and employment of the Poor, and punishment of Vagrants and other disorderly Persons within the City of London.
  • 7 May, 1649 Act giving power to the Committee of Essex to discharge such Delinquents in that county as the Committee hath power to compound with.
  • 9 May, 1649 Act to transmit into the Chancery and Exchequer certain Orders and Instructions of Parliament concerning Tonnage and Poundage of Goods and Merchandise with the Book of Rates of the same.
  • 9 May, 1649 Act empowering the Barons of the Exchequer, as Commissioners for appeals touching Delinquents, to administer an Oath.
  • 10 May, 1649 Act for altering the original seal of the two Counties of Denbigh and Montgomery.
  • 10 May, 1649 Act for altering the former Seal of the Nisi Prius belonging to the Upper Bench.
  • 12 May, 1649 Act for the more certain and constant supply of the soldiery with pay and the preventing any further oppression or damage to the people by FreeQuarters and Billet.
  • 14 May, 1649 Additional Act for Commissioners in the several counties for the monthly assessment of £90,000, in accordance with the Act of April 7.
  • 14 May, 1649 Act declaring what offences shall be adjudged Treason.
  • 19 May, 1649 Act declaring and constituting the People of England to be a Commonwealth.
  • 23 May, 1649 Act appointing additional Commissioners for the monthly assessment of £90,000.
  • 23 May, 1649 Act for settling the Militia of the Hamlets within the Tower of London.
  • 28 May, 1649 Act for the present examining and stating the accounts of Officers and Soldiers now in Parliament's service within this nation.
  • 29 May, 1649 Act declaring that the Act for abolishing Deans, etc. (April 30, 1649 ), doth not extent to the Colleges of Winchester and Eton.
  • 29 May, 1649 Act for draining the Great Level of the Fens extending itself into the counties of Northampton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincoln, Cambridge, and Huntingdon, and the Isle of Ely, or some of them
  • 1 June, 1649 Act for setting apart a Day of Public Thanksgiving.
  • 2 June, 1649 Act for instructions for the Trustees, Treasurers. and Register-Accomptant for the sale of the Deans' and Chapters' lands, for the admitting such as have moneys owing them by Parliament to double the same upon the credit of the lands of the Deans and Chapters.
  • 8 June, 1649 Act for maintenance of preaching Ministers and other pious uses.
  • 11 June, 1649 Act for altering the original Seal for the three counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan
  • 11 June, 1649 Act for altering the former Seal of Nisi Prius belonging to the Court of Common Pleas.
  • 12 June, 1649 Act concerning Foreign Salt.
  • 13 June, 1649 Act for the further relief of maimed soldiers and the widows and orphans of soldiers slain in the service of the Parliament.
  • 16 June, 1649 Act that all Bonds, Bills, and Writings obligatory, entered into, to the use of the Commonwealth, touching Customs and Excise shall be made and taken in the name of Custodes Libertatis Angliæ Authoritate Parliamenti; for returning them into the Court of Exchequer; and for Proceedings to be had thereupon in the said Court for levying the said Debts.
  • 18 June, 1649 Act for the relief of all such persons as have been or shall be sued, molested or in anyway damnified contrary to Articles or Conditions granted in Time of War.
  • 19 June, 1649 Act for enabling the Judges that go the Northern Circuit to hold an Assize at Durham on Thursday, the 2nd August, 1649 .
  • 19 June, 1649 Act touching the salaries of the Treasurers and Contractors for sale of Deans' and Chapters' lands.
  • 20 June, 1649 Act for removing obstructions in the sale of Lands of Bishops, and Deans and Chapters.
  • 22 June, 1649 Act for making a Steward and Judge of the Court of Pleas of the Isle of Ely.
  • 23 June, 1649 Additional instructions to the Trustees and Contractors for the sale of the Lands of Deans and Chapters (cf. 2nd June, 1649 ).
  • 25 June, 1649 Additional Act for the encouragement of purchasers of lands of Deans and Chapters.
  • 25 June, 1649 Act to authorise the Council of State to grant Letters of Marque or Reprisal in several cases.
  • 25 June, 1649 Act for the Sessions of Assizes to be held and kept in the Castle of Lancaster upon Wednesday, the 5th September, 1649 .
  • 27 June, 1649 Act touching the first £400,000 charged on the Excise.
  • 29 June, 1649 Act for borrowing £150,000 upon the first £400,000 charged on the Excise.
  • 29 June, 1649 Act for discharge of the Commissioners of the Grand Excise until 29th September, 1647.
  • 4 July, 1649 Act for the Sale of the Goods and personal Estate of the late King, and of the Queen and Prince.
  • 13 July, 1649 Act for the alteration of the original seal of the counties of Carnarvon, Merioneth, and Anglesey.
  • 16 July, 1649 Act for the sale of the Honors, Manors, Lands, etc., heretofore belonging to the late King, Queen, and Prince.
  • 17 July, 1649 Act touching the monies and coins of England.
  • 17 July, 1649 Act declaring what offences shall be adjudged Treason.
  • 17 July, 1649 Act touching the Arrear of the County of Lancaster.
  • 19 July, 1649 Act for settling the Militia of the Borough of Southwark and parishes adjacent, mentioned in the Weekly Bills of Mortality, on the South side of the Thames in the County of Surrey.
  • 27 July, 1649 Act for promoting and propagating the Gospel of Jesus Christ in New England.
  • 28 July, 1649 Act for altering the Seal of the Court of the DuchyChamber of Lancaster at Westminster, and of the County Palatine of Lancaster.
  • 30 July, 1649 Act empowering the Lord Mayor, Justices of Gaoldelivery for Newgate, to transport threescore prisoners convicted of Felony and other heinous crimes, unto the Summer Islands or other new English Plantations.
  • 31 July, 1649 Act for further instructions to the Trustees, Treasurers, etc., for Sale of the Lands and Possessions of the late Deans, Sub-Deans, Deans and Chapters, etc., and for the better execution of the former Acts, Ordinances and Instructions concerning the same.
  • 1 August, 1649 Act for continuing the monthly assessment of the £90,000 from the 29th September to the 29th December, 1649 .
  • 3 August, 1649 Act giving power to the Committee of Indemnity to transmit the examination of all such Articles or Information as shall be exhibited to them against any Malignant or Delinquent Magistrates, or other ill-affected Officers, to Justices of Peace in the several Counties.
  • 8 August, 1649 Act for taking accompts belonging to the Navy and Customs.
  • 10 August, 1649 Act to admit the Six Counties of North Wales to a general composition for their Delinquency.
  • 14 August, 1649 Act for the speedy raising and levying of moneys by way of New Impost or Excise.
  • 16 August, 1649 Act and Declaration for setting apart a Day of Public Thanksgiving to be kept on Wednesday the 19th August, 1649 .
  • 17 August, 1649 Act empowering the Committee of Indemnity to transmit the examinations of all such Articles and Information as shall be exhibited to them, against malignant or delinquent magistrates, or other ill-affected officers, to Justices of Peace in their several Counties; repealing the Act of 3rd August, 1659, to the same effect.
  • 17 August, 1649 Act for stating the accounts of such General Officers, Staff Officers, and other Officers and Artificers of the Train lately entertained for the service of Ireland.
  • 21 August, 1649 Act continuing till further Orders the Ordinance of the 20th July, 1648, for salaries and allowances to the auditors for the accompts of the Soldiery, and for adding £1,000 thereto.
  • 28 August, 1649 Act admitting purchasers of Bishops' Lands to pay their whole purchase money by Weavers' Hall Bills.
  • 28 August, 1649 Act touching the second £400,000 charged on the Receipts of the Excise and Goldsmiths' Hall.
  • 28 August, 1649 Act prohibiting the importation of any Wines of the Growth of France, and all manufactures of wool and silk made in France.
  • 31 August, 1649 Act for settling the Islands in the West Indies betwixt the degrees of 24 and 29 North Latitude.
  • 4 September, 1649 Act for Discharging poor prisoners unable to satisfy their creditors.
  • 5 September, 1649 Act concerning Oaths imposed upon Mayors, Justices of the Peace, and other officers.
  • 5 September, 1649 Act for relief of Felt makers and Hatband makers against aliens and strangers importing such wares to the hindrance of their manufactures.
  • 12 September, 1649 Act prohibiting to brew for sale Ale or Beer above ten shillings the barrel besides the Excise.
  • 20 September, 1649 Act against, unlicensed and scandalous Books and Pamphlets, and for better regulating of printing.
  • 20 September, 1649 Act for the Punishment of Crimes committed upon or beyond the Seas.
  • 26 September, 1649 Act for the continuance and maintenance of the School and Almshouses of Westminster.
  • 5 October, 1649 Act for liberty to transport spices ungarbled.
  • 11 October, 1649 Act for a Day of Public Thanksgiving to be held on Thursday, 1st November, 1649 .
  • 11 October, 1649 Act for taking and receiving the accompts of the Commonwealth, with Instructions concerning the same.
  • 7 November, 1649 Act for trial of the pix-monies.
  • 16 November, 1649 Act empowering the Council of State to administer an Oath unto the Jury for the making of two standard pieces of Gold and Silver, to be ap proved of by this House.
  • 23 November, 1649 Act with further instructions to the Treasurers, Trustees, and other the Persons employed in the sale of Honors, Manors and Lands belonging to the late King, Queen and Prince, and for the stating of Accompts.
  • 7 December, 1649 Act for an assessment for six months from 25 December, 1649 , for the maintenance of the Forces raised by Parliament for the service of England and Ireland, at the rate of £90,000 per mensem for the first three months and at the rate of £60,000 per mensem for the last three months.
  • 14 December, 1649 Act disabling the election of divers persons to any office or place of Trust within the City of London, and the votes of such persons in such elections; to continue for one year.
  • 18 December, 1649 Act touching elections of Questmen, Constables, and all other subordinate officers in the City of London.
  • 21 December, 1649 An Act discharging from imprisonment poor prisoners unable to satisfy their creditors.
  • 27 December, 1649 Act continuing the Committee of the Army and Treasurers at Wars.

1650

  • 2 January, 1649/50 Act for subscribing the Engagement.
  • 25 January, 1649/50 Act for the better ordering and managing the estates of Papists and Delinquents.
  • 4 February, 1649/50 Act appointing Thursday the 28th February as a Day of Solemn Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer, and declaring the Grounds and Reasons thereof.
  • 13 February, 1649/50 Act constituting a Council of State.
  • 18 February, 1649/50 Act for the removing of obstructions in the sale of the Honours, Manors and Lands of the late King, Queen and Prince.
  • 19 February, 1649/50 Act giving power to the Council of State to execute such Powers, Jurisdictions and Authorities as concern the Lord Admiral and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports for the year ensuing.
  • 22 February, 1649/50 Act for the better propagation and preaching of the Gospel in Wales, and for redress of some grievances.
  • 22 February, 1649/50 Act enabling the Council of State or any three of them to administer an Oath of secrecy to the members of that Council for the year ensuing
  • 23 February, 1649/50 Act for giving a further time for subscribing the Engagement in accordance with the Act of 2 January, 1649/50 .
  • 6 February, 1649/50 Act for removing all Papists, and all Officers and Soldiers of Fortune, and divers other Delinquents from London and Westminster, and confining them within five miles of their dwellings, and for encouragement of such as discover Priests and Jesuits, their Receivers and Abettors.
  • 1 March, 1649/50 Act, to continue for three years from March 1, 1649/50 , for the propagation of the Gospel in the Four Northern Counties.
  • 2 March, 1649/50 Act for impressing mariners and seamen for the public service.
  • 6 March, 1649/50 Act for the Assizes to be kept for the County of Lancaster.
  • 8 March, 1649/50 Act for the better advancement of the Gospel and Learning in Ireland, by the maintenance of a College and Free School in or near to Dublin.
  • 11 March, 1649/50 Act for redress of Delays and Mischiefs arising by Writs of Error in several cases.
  • 11 March, 1649/50 Act for selling the Fee-Farm Rents belonging to the Commonwealth of England and heretofore payable to the Crown of England, Duchy of Lancaster and Duchy of Cornwall.
  • 12 March, 1649/50 Act for the better packing of Butter and redress of Abuses therein.
  • 12 March, 1649/50 Act for settling certain houses upon the President and Governor of the Corporation for the Poor of the City of London and Liberties thereof.
  • 26 March, 1650 Act for establishing a High Court of Justice.
  • 26 March, 1650 Act for the Redemption of Captives taken by Turkish, Moorish and other pirates.
  • 28 March, 1650 Act amending the Act of 14th August, 1649, for regulating the Excise of Ale and Beer, by repealing Clause XXXV. and otherwise.
  • 29 March, 1650 Act for the more frequent preaching of the Gospel and better maintenance of Ministers in the City of Bristol.
  • 5 April, 1650 Act imposing penalties on such as purchase, as original creditors, any of the Crown lands, who shall offer to pay with assigned or false bills.
  • 5 April, 1650 Act for providing maintenance for Ministers, and other pious uses
  • 6 April, 1650 Act for granting Habeas Corpus to poor prisoners for Debt, upon Oath that they are not worth £5, to go at Liberty upon their own Security, for prosecuting their own Habeas Corpus.
  • 11 April, 1650 Act continuing till 1st April, 1653, the Act for the better propagating of the Gospel in the Four Northern Counties.
  • 13 April, 1650 Act for preventing Wrongs and Abuses done to Merchants at Sea, and prohibiting Mariners from serving Foreign Princes or States without License.
  • 15 April, 1650 Act empowering several Commissioners to put in execution all and every the Powers and authorities heretofore given to the Commissioners for compounding with Delinquents, and for managing of all Estates under Sequestration, and to the Committee for Advance of Money, formerly sitting at Haberdasher's Hall.
  • 19 April, 1650 Act for the better observation of the Lord's Day, Days of Public Humiliation and Thanksgiving.
  • 25 April, 1650 Act empowering the Commissioners for sequestrations to examine, upon Oath, and to give Acquittances for the monies they shall receive.
  • 10 May, 1650 Act for suppressing the detestable sins of Incest, Adultery, and Fornication.
  • 15 May, 1650 Act for securing such Monies as shall be advanced and lent for the use of the Navy and Army, together with Interest for the same, to be paid out of the £200,000, remainder of the £400,000 charged upon the Grand Excise (cf. Act of 27th June, 1649).
  • 21 May, 1650 Act appointing Thursday, the 13th June, as a day of Public Fasting and Humiliation.
  • 21 May, 1650 Act for an assessment for six months, from 24th June, 1650 , for maintenance of the forces raised for the service of England and Ireland, at the rate of £90,000 for the first three months, and £60,000 for the last three months.
  • 31 May, 1650 Act for the better payment of Augmentations out of the Impropriate Rectories, Vicarages, and Tithes sequestered from Papists and Delinquents.
  • 4 June, 1650 Act enabling the Militia of the City of London to raise Horse within the said City and Liberties for defence of the Parliament, City of London, and Liberties thereof, and the parts adjacent.
  • 7 June, 1650 Act for settling the Militia of the City of Westminster, and the Liberties thereof: to continue for one year.
  • 20 June, 1650 Act for New England to pay Custom and Excise for all Tobacco of the Growth of New England.
  • 20 June, 1650 Act continuing for six months the Act of 18th June, 1649, for the relief of such persons as have been or are, or shall be, sued, molested or in any ways damnified contrary to Articles or conditions granted in time of war.
  • 25 June, 1650 Act continuing the Acts of 17th April and 27th December, 1649, for the continuance of the Committee of the Army and Treasurers at War.
  • 25 June, 1650 Act constituting Major-General Philip Skippon Major-General and Commander-in-Chief of all the Forces within the City of London and Liberties thereof and late Lines of Communication and weekly Bills of Mortality.
  • 26 June, 1650 Act for repealing the Ordinance and Act of Parliament of 15th February, 1644–5, constituting Thomas Lord Fairfax Captain-General and Commander-in-Chief of all the Forces of Parliament, and for continuing in force the commissions granted by the said Lord Fairfax.
  • 26 June, 1650 Act for ordaining and appointing Oliver Cromwell, Esquire, Captain-General and Commander-inChief of all the Forces raised and to be raised within the Commonwealth of England.
  • 28 June, 1650 Act for the better preventing of prophane swearing and cursing.
  • 11 July, 1650 Act for setting apart a Day of Public Thanksgiving to be kept on Friday, the 26th July, together with a Declaration and Narrative expressing the reasons and grounds thereof.
  • 11 July, 1650 Act for the Sheriffs to appoint Deputies to receive the commands of the Parliament and Council of State, and the respective Sheriffs to make due return thereof.
  • 11 July, 1650 Act settling the Militia of the Commonwealth of England.
  • 18 July, 1650 Act empowering the Committee of the Militia of the City of London to execute the powers in the Ordinance of 3rd December, 1644, for raising of money to pay the charge of the Fortifications, and Guards, in getting in Arrears collected by virtue of the said former ordinance.
  • 18 July, 1650 Act empowering the Committee of the Militia of Westminster to raise Horses within the said City and Liberties thereof, and Parishes and Places adjacent, for defence of the Parliament, City and Parts aforesaid.
  • 1 August, 1650 Act concerning Mortgages, Extents and other Incumbrances upon Delinquents' Estates.
  • 1 August, 1650 Act for the advancing and regulating of the Trade of this Commonwealth.
  • 2 August, 1650 Act to prohibit all commerce and traffic between England and Scotland, and enjoining the departure of Scots out of this Commonwealth.
  • 9 August, 1650 Act against several atheistic, blasphemous and execrable opinions derogatory to the honour of God, and destructive to human society.
  • 13 August, 1650 Act for the further explanation of the Act of 11th March, 1649–50, for selling the Fee Farm Rents belonging to the Commonwealth of England, formerly payable to the Crown of England Duchy of Lancaster, and Duchy of Cornwall.
  • 20 August, 1650 Act continuing for three years the receipts of the Excise.
  • 27 August, 1650 Act giving further power to the High Court of Justice.
  • 27 August, 1650 Act and Declaration of the Parliament of England touching a Pamphlet intituled "A Declaration by the King's Majesty to his subjects of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland."
  • 29 August, 1650 Act for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel and better maintenance of the ministers in the Town of Colchester in the county of Essex.
  • 17 September, 1650 Act for setting apart the 8th day of October for a Day of Public Thanksgiving, with a Narrative setting forth the grounds and reasons thereof.
  • 19 September, 1650 Act for the Incouragement and Indemnity of such persons as voluntarily engage themselves in the service of the Parliament in this time of Common Danger.
  • 20 September, 1650 Act appointing Commissioners of the Excise
  • 27 September, 1650 Act for the relief of the religious and peaceable from the Rigour of former Acts of Parliament, in matters of Religion.
  • 3 October, 1650 Act prohibiting Commerce and Trade with the Barbodoes, Antigo, Virginia, and Bermudas alias Summer's Islands.
  • 17 October, 1650 Act for sale of the Manors of Rectories and Glebelands late belonging to the late Archbishops, bishops, Deans, Deans and Chapters.
  • 22 October, 1650 Additional Act for more speedy effecting the sale of the Manors of Rectories and Glebe-lands late belonging to Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, Deans and Chapters, and other Officers and Titles which late were of or belonging to any Cathedral or Collegiate Church or Chapel in England or Wales; and for the encouragement of lenders upon the security thereof; and of other Lands and Hereditaments of the said Deans, Deans and Chapters, etc
  • 23 October, 1650 Act concerning the sale of Corn and Meal.
  • 31 October, 1650 Act for settling Convoys to secure the trade of this Nation.
  • 6 November, 1650 Act prohibiting all persons to assist the Scots with victuals, arms or ammunition against the Commonwealth of England during the enmity between the Nations.
  • 7 November, 1650 Act for easing the charge of Lords of Manors or Liberties and their Bailiffs in passing their accompts in the Court of Public Exchequer.
  • 8 November, 1650 Act for making ships and merchandise taken or to be taken from the King of Portugal, to be Prize.
  • 14 November, 1650 Act to regulate the making of Stuffs in Norfolk and Norwich.
  • 22 November, 1650 Act for turning the Books of the Law and all Process and Proceedings in Courts of Justice into the English Tongue.
  • 26 November, 1650 Act for the assessment of £120,000 per mensem for four months from the 25th December, 1650 , for maintenance of the Forces in England, Ireland and Scotland, raised by Authority of Parliament for the service of this Commonwealth.
  • 27 November, 1650 Act for George Manby, to prohibit any to make use of his invention for the boiling all sorts of liquor.
  • 6 December, 1650 Act for nominating and appointing several persons Commissioners in the Act for establishing a High Court of Justice (cf. Acts of March 26 and August 27, 1650 ).
  • 10 December, 1650 Act constituting an High Court of Justice within the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Lincoln, the counties of the cities of Norwich and Lincoln and within the Isle of Ely.
  • 18 December, 1650 Act for continuing for one year from 18 December, 1650 , the Act of 14 December, 1659, for disabling the election of divers persons to any office or place of Trust within the City of London and the votes of such persons in such elections, and the Act of 18 December, 1659, concerning the elections of Questmen, Constables, and all other subordinate officers whatsoever within the City of London and the Liberties thereof.
  • 25 December, 1650 Act touching the Commissioners for Ireland.

1651

  • 3 January, 1650/1 Act for setting apart Thursday, the 30th January, 1650/1 , for a Day of Public Thanksgiving for the late great victories which the Lord hath given to the Forces of the Parliament both by land and sea, with a narrative of the same.
  • 8 January, 1650/1 Act touching the importation of Foreign Corn and Bullion.
  • 10 January, 1650/1 Act empowering the Lords Commissioners for custody of the Great Seal to issue Commissioners of Delegates, in cases of pretended marriages.
  • 10 January, 1650/1 Act for the continuance of the Committee of the Army and Treasurers at Wars (of June 25, 1650).
  • 17 January, 1650/1 Act for taking away the Fee called Damage-Cleere, Damna Clericorum.
  • 22 January, 1650/1 Act for appointing a Seal to be the Seal for the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England.
  • 28 January, 1650/1 Act for continuing till 1st May, 1651 , the Act of 11 July, 1650, for settling the Militia of the Commonwealth of England.
  • 6 February, 1650/1 Additional Act for the sale of Fee-Farm rents and for the doubling of monies thereupon (cf. Act of 11 March, 1649–50).
  • 13 February, 1650/1 Act constituting a Council of State for the Year ensuing.
  • 13 February, 1650/Act for settling the powers and authorities appertaining to the office of Lord High Admiral of England and Warden of the Cinque Ports formerly vested in the Council of State for the year past, in the present Council of State.
  • 13 February, 1650/1 Act appointing an oath to be taken by the members of the Council of State.
  • 28 February, 1650/1 Act for authorising Colonel Popham, Colonel Blake, and Colonel Deane, Admiral and General of the Fleet.
  • 28 February, 1650/1 Act empowering the Council of State or Admirals for the time being to impress seamen, from April 1, 1651 , to 1 April, 1652 (cf. Act of 2 March, 1649/50).
  • 7 March, 1650/1 Act and Declaration setting for the grounds and reasons for setting apart Thursday, the 13th Day of March instant, for a Day of Public Fasting and Humiliation within the Cities of London and Westminster and within the late Lines of Communication; and also, for setting apart Wednesday, the 2nd April, 1651 , for Public Fasting and Humiliation throughout the residue of this Commonwealth.
  • 11 March, 1650/1 Act for the continuance of the Customs from 26th March, 1651 , to 26th March, 1653.
  • 19 March, 1650/1 Act continuing until 1 November, 1651 , the Act of 26th February, 1649–50, for removing of all Papists, and all Officers and Soldiers of Fortune, and divers other Delinquents from London and Westminster, and confining them within five miles of their dwellings, and for encouragement of such as shall discover Priests and Jesuits, their Receivers and Abettors.
  • 21 March, 1650/1 Act for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel and the better maintenance of ministers in the city of Coventry.
  • 28 March, 1651 Act for laying an imposition upon coals, for the Building and Maintenance of Ships for guarding the sea.
  • 28 March, 1651 Act amending the Act of 18th February, 1649–50, enabling the Trustees for Sale of the Lands of the late King and Queen to give security of the said Lands upon several Debentures.
  • 2 April, 1651 Act concerning the new Invention of melting down Iron and other metals with stone-coal and other coals, without charking thereof.
  • 2 April, 1651 Act for the continuance of the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty.
  • 3 April, 1651 Act of explanation of the Act of 11 July, 1650, for settling the Militia of the Commonwealth, declaring the same not to extend to the Isle of Wight. This Act to continue for six months.
  • 9 April, 1651 Additional Act touching the Proceedings of the Law in English (cf. Act of 22 November, 1650.
  • 15 April, 1651 Act for continuing the monthly assessment of £120,000 (levied by the Act of 29 November, 1650) for six months from the 25th March, 1651 , for maintenance of the Armies in England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • 18 April, 1651 Act for the continuance of the Committee of the Army and Treasurers at Wars (cf. January 10, 1650–1).
  • 18 April, 1651 Act for impresting soldiers for the service of this Commonwealth in Ireland.
  • 18 June, 1651 Act for altering the Market in the Town of Newcastle from Monday in every week to Tuesday in every week.
  • 20 June, 1651 Act for continuing the High Court of Justice until the 29th September, 1651 .
  • 26 June, 1651 Act for continuing till 1 December, 1651 , the powers settled in the Council of State by the Act of February 13, 1650–1, enabling the Council of State to exercise the powers belonging to the office of the Lord Admiral.
  • 26 June, 1651 Act for making the River Wye in the County of Surrey navigable.
  • 4 July, 1651 Act for enabling the Judges of the Northern Circuit to hold an Assize at Durham on 11th August, 1651 .
  • 16 July, 1651 Act for the sale of several lands and estates for feited to the Commonwealth for Treason.
  • 17 July, 1651 Additional Act for the sale of the goods belonging to the late King, Queen, and Prince (cf. Act of 4 July, 1649).
  • 24 July, 1651 Act prohibiting killing, hurting, or taking away any Deer, after August 1, 1651 , without consent of the Owner.
  • 8 August, 1651 Act forbidding any person to take above the rate of Six Pounds for the loan of One Hundred Pounds for a year.
  • 12 August, 1651 Act for enabling certain persons to put in execution the powers in the several Acts for settling the several Militias of the Cities of Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, and places adjacent, and the Hamlets of the Tower of London.
  • 12 August, 1651 Act prohibiting correspondence with Charles Stuart or his party.
  • 12 August, 1651 Act concerning the Militias in the respective counties within this Commonwealth.
  • 13 August, 1651 Act giving instructions to the Commissioners of the respective Militias to prohibit the disposing of any Ordnance, Arms, or Ammunition without licence, wearing arms, and tumultuous meetings.
  • 15 August, 1651 Act authorising several persons to put in execution several Ordinances and Acts of Parliament for settling the Militia of the City of London and for raising horses within the said City, to continue in force till 1 December, 1651 .
  • 19 August, 1651 Act concerning the Minster of Peterborough.
  • 19 August, 1651 Act giving further powers to the respective Committees of the Militia of the City of London, the Hamlets of the Tower, Southwark, and Westminster.
  • 1 September, 1651 Act for further continuing for three months from 29th September, 1651 , the monthly assessment of £120,000 (cf. Act of April 15, 1651 ).
  • 2 September, 1651 Act enabling the Commissioners of the respective Militias within this Commonwealth to raise money for the maintenance of the Forces by them respectively raised for the present service.
  • 2 September, 1651 Act charging £100,000 upon the receipt of the Grand Excise for the use of the Navy.
  • 3 September, 1651 Act for continuance of the Committee of the Army and Treasurers at War.
  • 25 September, 1651 Act for continuing the High Court of Justice until 31st December, 1651 (cf. Act of 20 June, 1651 ).
  • 26 September, 1651 Act for setting apart the 24th October as a Day of Public Thanksgiving, with a narrative declaring the grounds and reasons thereof.
  • 30 September, 1651 Act providing for maimed soldiers and widows and orphans of soldiers of the Armies of Scotland and Ireland.
  • 9 October, 1651 Act for increase of shipping and encouragement of the navigation of this nation.
  • 28 November, 1651 Act for constituting a Council of State from 30th November, 1651 , to 1st December, 1652.
  • 4 December, 1651 Act continuing to 1st December, 1652, the Act of 26 June, 1651 , enabling the Council of State to exercise the powers belonging to the Lord Admiral.
  • 19 December, 1651 Act for continuance of two Acts (of 14 and 18 December, 1649) touching election of officers in the City of London (cf. Act of 18 December, 1650).
  • 19 December, 1651 Act for raising £90,000 a month for six months from the 25th December, 1651 , for maintenance of the Forces in England, Ireland, and Scotland, raised by the authority of Parliament for the service of the Commonwealth (cf. Act of 1 September, 1651 ).

1652

  • 1 January, 1651/2 Act for settling the Committee of the Army and Treasurers at Wars.
  • 17 January, 1651/2 Act for explanation of the Act of 1 January, 1651/2 , for appointing a Committee for the Army and Treasurers at Wars.
  • 21 January, 1651/2 Act for the continuance from 22nd January, 1651/2 , to 1st November, 1652 , and amendment of the Act of 15th April, 1650, empowering several Commissioners to put in execution all and every the powers and authorities heretofore given to the Commissioners for compounding with Delinquents.
  • 30 January, 1651/2 Act for the execution of a Judgement in Parliament against Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne.
  • 4 February, 1651/2 Act to make void all Titles of Honours, Dignities, or Precedencies, given by the late King since the 4th January, 1641/2.
  • 24 February, 1651/2 Act of General Pardon and Oblivion.
  • 27 February, 1651/2 Act for the better and more effectual discovery of Thieves and Highwaymen.
  • 12 March, 1651/2 Act for impresting of Seamen.
  • 31 March, 1652 Act continuing till the 25th December, 1652 , the Act of 26th March, 1650, the further redemption of Captives.
  • 1 April, 1652 Act prohibiting the planting of Tobacco in England.
  • 1 April, 1652 Act continuing the jurisdiction of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster till 1st January, 1652 –3.
  • 1 April, 1652 Act for transferring the powers now in the several Committees for removing obstructions in the sale of lands of the late Archbishop, Bishops, Deans, King, Queen, etc.
  • 21 April, 1652 Act for transferring the powers now in the Committee for regulating the Universities to several Commissioners.
  • 27 April, 1652 Further Additional Act for the relief of Poor Prisoners (of. Acts of 4 September, 1649, 21 December, 1649, and April 6, 1650).
  • 3 June, 1652 Additional Act for sale of Fee Farm Rents (of. Acts of 6 February, 1650–1, and 11 March, 1649–50).
  • 4 June, 1652 Act for setting apart Wednesday, 9th June, as a Day of Solemn Fasting and Humiliation within the Cities of London and Westminster, and weekly Bills of Mortality, and Wednesday, the 30th June, within the other parts of this Commonwealth with the grounds and reasons thereof.
  • 15 June, 1652 Act for raising £90,000 per month for six months from the 24th June, 1652 , towards the maintenance of the Forces in England, Ireland and Scotland, raised by authority of Parliament for the service of the Commonwealth (of. Act of 19th December, 1651).
  • 18 June, 1652 Act for continuing the Committee of the Army and Treasurers at War.
  • 23 June, 1652 Act for transferring to certain Commissioners the powers of the late Committee of Indemnity.
  • 16 June, 1652 Act for the relief of counties doubly charged with assessments by default of Receivers General, Collectors, and Sub-Collectors.
  • 4 August, 1652 Act for several lands and estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, appointed to be sold for the use of the Navy.
  • 10 August, 1652 Act enabling the Judges of the Northern Circuits to hold an Assize at Durham on Friday, the 27th August, 1652 .
  • 12 August, 1652 Act for the settlement of Ireland.
  • 25 August, 1652 Act for stating and determining the accounts of such officers and soldiers as are or have been employed in the service of this Commonwealth in Ireland.
  • 1 September, 1652 Act for setting apart the Wednesday, the 13th day of October, 1652 , as a Day of Public Feasting and Humiliation.
  • 2 September, 1652 Act giving several powers to several persons constituted Commissioners for the affairs of Ireland and for repealing the powers of the former Commissioners.
  • 9 September, 1652 Act for calling home English seamen and mariners and inhibiting such to serve abroad without licence (of. Act, 13 April, 1650.
  • 9 September, 1652 Additional Act for sale of Fee Farm Rents (of. Acts of 11 March, 1649–50, 6 February, 1650–1, and June 3, 1652 ).
  • 29 September, 1652 Act for reviving the Act of 18th June, 1649, for Relief of Persons upon Articles of War, and for continuing it from 28th September, 1652 . until 28th September, 1655.
  • 8 October, 1652 Act for disabling Delinquents to bear office or to have any voice or vote in election of any public officer.
  • 12 October, 1652 Act for further empowering the Commissioners for removing obstructions in the sale of lands to hear and determine claims (of. Act of 1 April, 1652 ).
  • 26 October, 1652 Act for continuance till May, 1653, of several Commissioners in Scotland.
  • 26 October, 1652 Act for continuing from 31st October, 1652 , to 1st November, 1653, the Act of 15th April, 1650, empowering several Commissioners to compound with Delinquents and to manage estates under sequestration.
  • 18 November, 1652 An additional Act for sale of several lands and States forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason.
  • 23 November, 1652 Act for settling the Powers of the Lord Admiral and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports upon the Council of State from the 30th November, 1653, to 1st December, 1653.
  • 30 November, 1652 Act constituting a Council of State from the 30th November, 1652 , to 1st December, 1653.
  • 10 December, 1652 Act for constituting Commissioners for ordering and managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy to continue to 4th December, 1653.
  • 10 December, 1652 Act for constituting Commissioners to have the Inspections into the Treasuries of this Commonwealth, and for settling a Treasury.
  • 10 December, 1652 Act for an Assessment at the rate of £120,000 a month for six months from 25th December, 1652 , to 25th June, 1653, towards the maintenance of the armies in England, Ireland and Scotland, as also for the Navy (cf. Act of 15 June, 1652 ).
  • 16 December, 1652 Act for ascertaining the time of payment of the monies due upon Weavers Hall Bills.
  • 17 December, 1652 Act appointing a Committee for the Army and Treasurers at War (cf. Act 18 June, 1652 ).
  • 17 December, 1652 Act for further doubling of £100,000 upon the sale of several lands and estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason. [cf. Act of 16 July, 1651.]
  • 21 December, 1652 Act continuing till 26th December, 1653, the Act for the Redemption of Captives.
  • 31 December, 1652 Act for exposing to sale divers Castles, Houses, Parks, Lands and Hereditaments, belonging to the late King, Queen, or Prince, exempted from Sale by the Act of 16 July 1649.

1653

  • 1 January, 1652/3 Act authorising the Commissioners for the Excise to pay monies for the use of the Navy.
  • 1 January, 1652/3 Act empowering the Commissioners for inspecting the Treasuries to issue warrants for payment of the monies appointed for the use of the Navy.
  • 1 January, 1652/3 Act for continuing the Jurisdiction of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster till 1st April, 1653.
  • 7 January, 1652/3 Act for reviving and amending the Act of 20th September, 1649, against unlicensed and scandalous books and pamphlets, and for regulation of printing.
  • 9 February, 1652/3 Act for making salt-petre.
  • 18 March, 1652/3 Act for the impressing of seamen from 18th March, 1652/3 , to 18th March, 1653 /4 (cf. Act of
  • 22 March, 1652/3 Act continuing until 26th March, 1654, the Act of 11th March, 1650/1, for continuance of the Customs.
  • 22 March, 1652/3 Act for continuance of the Imposition upon Coals, towards the building and maintaining ships for guarding the seas; to continue till 6th March, 1654/5 (cf. Act of 28th March, 1651).
  • 8 April, 1653 Act for the Probate of Wills and granting administration.
  • 8 April, 1653 Act continuing the Jurisdiction of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster until the 10th October, 1653 (cf. Act of 1 January, 1652/3 .
  • 27 July, 1653 Act appointing a Committee for the Army and Treasurers at War.
  • 28 July, 1653 Act for constituting Commissioners for the ordering and managing the business of the Admiralty and Navy.
  • 28 July, 1653 Act touching the several receipts of the Revenue and Treasuries of this Commonwealth and the bringing the same into one Treasury.
  • 30 July, 1653 Act for settling the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty, to continue till 26th March, 1654.
  • 2 August, 1653 Act for taking away fines upon Bills, Declarations and original Writs.
  • 8 August, 1653 An additional Act for stating and determining the accounts of the officers and soldiers of the Army in Ireland.
  • 24 August, 1653 Act touching Marriages and the registering thereof, and also touching Birth and Burials.
  • 30 August, 1653 Act for the more speedy and effectual Bringing-in the Arrears of the Excise.
  • 3 September. 1653 Act touching the Planters of Tobacco in Gloucestershire.
  • 6 September, 1653 Act for continuance of the receipts of the Excise up to the 29th December, 1653 .
  • 8 September, 1653 An Explanatory Additional Act for the sale of the remaining Fee-Farm Rents and the finishing of that whole affair (cf. Acts of 11 March, 1649/50, 13 August, 1650, and 6 February, 1650/1; 3 June, 1652; 9 September, 1652).
  • 17 September, 1653 Act for continuing the Privilege and Jurisdiction of the County [Palatine] of Lancaster till the 1st January, 1653 /4.
  • 24 September, 1653 Act for the speedy and effectual satisfaction of the Adventurers for land in Ireland, and of the Arrears due to the Soldiery there; and of other public Debts, and for the encouragement of Protestants to plant and inhabit Ireland.
  • 5 October, 1653 Act for the relief of Creditors and Poor Prisoners (cf. Acts of 4 September, December, 1649; 6 April, 1650; 27 April, 1652).
  • 7 October, 1653 Act for Accompts and clearing of Public Debts and for discovering frauds or concealments of any thing due to the Commonwealth.
  • 13 October, 1653 Act for the custody and relife of Idiots and Lunaticks; to continue to 1st September, 1654.
  • 19 October, 1653 Act empowering the Committee for the Army to state and determine the accounts of all officers and soldiers and others employed by them, for monies by them received from the 26th March, 1647, until the 25th July, 1653 .
  • 21 October, 1653 Act enabling the Commissioners of Parliament for compounding with Delinquents to dispose of two parts of the lands and Estates of Recusants for the Benefit of the Commonwealth.
  • 21 October, 1653 Act for the better and more effectual Discovery and Prosecution of Thieves and Highwaymen.
  • 29 October, 1653 Act for continuing till the 1st January, 1653 /4, the powers of Commissioners for Compounding, etc., for advance of Money, and for Indemnity (cf. Act of).
  • 2 November, 1653 Act for constituting a Council of State to hold office for six months.
  • 4 November, 1653 Act for redress of Delays and mischief arising by writs of Error and Writs of false Judgment in several causes (cf. 11 March, 1849/50).
  • 4 November, 1653 Act for repealing of a Branch of a certain Act of the late Parliament intituled An Act for Subscribing the Engagement (2 January, 1649/50).
  • 4 November, 1653 Act concerning the Determination of several Claims now depending before the Commissioners for removing obstruction in the sale of lands, etc.
  • 12 November, 1653 Act for regulating the making of stuffs in Norwich and Norfolk (cf. Act of 14 November, 1650).
  • 21 November, 1653 An Act for establishing a High Court of Justice to continue till 1 August, 1654.
  • 22 November, 1653 Act for the De-afforestation, Sale and Improvement of the Forests and of the Honours, Manors, Tenements and Hereditaments within the usual limits and perambulations of the same, heretofore belonging to the late King, Queen and Prince.
  • 24 November, 1653 Act for an Assessment of £120,000 per month for six months, from the 25th December, 1653 , to the 24th June, 1654, towards the maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth (cf. Act of 10 December, 1652).
  • 3 December, 1653 Act for constituting Commissioners for ordering and managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy.
  • 16 December, 1653 The Government of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland and the Dominions thereunto belonging (The Instrument of Government).
  • 24 December, 1653 Ordinance for continuing of the Excise.
  • 24 December, 1653 Ordinance for continuation until 3 October, 1654, of the Act of Parliament of 26 March, 1650, intituled An Act for Redemption of Captives (cf. Acts).
  • 24 December, 1653 Ordinance for the reviving of an Act of Parliament of 8 April, 1653 , intituled An Act for Probate of Wills and granting Administrations.
  • 26 December, 1653 Ordinance for alteration of several Names and Forms heretofore used in Courts, Writs, Grants, Patents, Commissions, etc., and settling of proceedings in Courts of Law, Justice and Equity, within the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, according to the present Government.
  • 29 December, 1653 Ordinance for appointing Commissioners for the better ordering and bringing in the Duty of Excise and the Arrears thereof.
  • 31 December, 1653 Ordinance for continuing the powers of the Commissioners for compounding, etc., the Committee for Advance of Money, and Commissioners of Indemnity (cf. Act of 29 October, 1653 ).

1654

  • 19 January, 1653/4 Ordinance 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).f
  • 19 January, 1653/4 Ordinance 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.
  • 28 January, 1653/4 Ordinance for appointing a Committee for the Army and Treasurers at war.
  • 28 January, 1653/4 Ordinance concerning certain details of the Monthly Assessment.
  • 10 February, 1653/4 Ordinance for the better ordering and disposing the Estates under sequestration.
  • 17 February, 1653/4 Ordinance 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.
  • 17 February, 1653/4 An Ordinance of Explanation touching Treason (cf. Ord. of 19 January, 1653/4 ).
  • 28 February, 1653/4 Ordinance for reviving the jurisdiction of the County Palatine of Lancaster and for holding an Assize there.
  • 17 March, 1653/4 Ordinance for continuing the Excise.
  • 20 March, 1653/4 Ordinance 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.
  • 20 March, 1653/4 Ordinance 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.
  • 20 March, 1653/4 Ordinance for passing custodies of Idiots and Lunatics.
  • 20 March, 1653/4 Ordinance declaring that the proceedings in case of Murther in Ireland shall be as formerly.
  • 20 March, 1653/4 Ordinance for appointing Commissioners for a Probation of Publique Preachers.
  • 23 March, 1653/4 Ordinance for continuing till 1 November, 1654 , the Act of 12 March, 1651, for impresting of seamen.
  • 23 March, 1653/4 Ordinance for relief of persons who have acted in the service of Parliament confirming former Acts, etc.
  • 31 March, 1654 Ordinance for suspending the proceedings of the Judges named in the Act of 5th October, 1653, for the relief of Creditors and poor Prisoners.
  • 31 March, 1654 Ordinance prohibiting Cockmatches.
  • 31 March, 1654 Ordinance for the better amending and keeping in repair the Common Highways within the Nation.
  • 3 April, 1654 Ordinance for continuing until further Order an Act of Parliament of 8 April, 1653, for Probate of Wills and granting administration.
  • 8 April, 1654 Ordinance for adjourning part of Easter Term, 1654 .
  • 11 April, 1654 Ordinance appointing Commissioners to put in execution the Act of 1 April, 1653, prohibiting the planting of Tobacco in England.
  • 12 April, 1654 Ordinance touching Surveyors of the Highway for this present year, 1654.
  • 12 April, 1654 Ordinance for uniting Scotland into one Commonwealth with England.
  • 12 April, 1654 Ordinance for Pardon and Grace to the People of Scotland.
  • 12 April, 1654 Ordinance for erecting Courts Baron in Scotland.
  • 12 April, 1654 Ordinance for settling the Estates of several excepted Persons in Scotland, in Trustees, to the Uses herein expressed.
  • 18 April, 1654 Ordinance for further suspending the proceedings of the Judges named in the Act of 5 October, 1653, for the relief of creditors and poor prisoners.
  • 4 May, 1654 An additional Ordinance for the Excise (cf. Ordinance of 17 March, 1653–4).
  • 4 May, 1654 Ordinance 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).
  • 16 May, 1654 Ordinance 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.
  • 16 May, 1654 Ordinance of explanation of the Ordinance of 31 March, 1654 , for better amending and keeping in repair the common highways within this nation.
  • 26 May, 1654 Ordinance 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.
  • 26 May, 1654 Ordinance for relief of Debtors in Scotland in some cases of extremity.
  • 26 May, 1654 Ordinance 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.
  • 26 May, 1654 Ordinance for preservation of the Works of the Great Level of the Fens.
  • 2 June, 1654 Ordinance for an explanation touching the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty (cf, Act of 2 April, 1651).
  • 8 June, 1654 Ordinance 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).
  • 9 June, 1654 Ordinance for enabling the Judge or Judges of the Northern Circuit to hold Assize and Gaoldelivery at Durham.
  • 9 June, 1654 Ordinance 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 ).
  • 9 June, 1654 Ordinance for relief of creditors and poor prisoners, amending and explaining the Act of 5 October, 1653.
  • 9 June, 1654 Ordinance for reviving the Court of the Duchy of Lancaster at Westminster.
  • 13 June, 1654 Ordinance for establishing a High Court of Justice.
  • 21 June, 1654 Ordinance for bringing the Publique Revenues of this Commonwealth into one Treasury.
  • 21 June, 1654 Ordinance appointing who shall be Justices of Assize for the County Palatine of Lancaster.
  • 23 June, 1654 Ordinance amending the Ordinance of 20 March, 1653–4, by giving further time for approbation of Publique Preachers.
  • 23 June, 1654 Ordinance for the regulation of Hackney-Coachmen in London and the places adjacent.
  • 23 June, 1654 Ordinance for the further encouragement of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and of the soldiers and other Planters there
  • 27 June, 1654 Ordinance for Distribution of the Elections in Scotland.
  • 27 June, 1654 Ordinance for Distribution of the Elections in Ireland.
  • 27 June, 1654 Ordinance for Indemnity to the English Protestants of the Province of Munster in Ireland.
  • 29 June, 1654 Ordinance against challenges, duels and all provocations thereunto.
  • 29 June, 1654 Ordinance 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 .
  • 30 June, 1654 Ordinance empowering the Commissioners of the Customs and others for the better suppressing of drunkenness and prophane cursing and swearing in persons employed under them.
  • 4 July, 1654 Ordinance prohibiting Horse-Races for six months from 6 July, 1654.
  • 1 August, 1654 Ordinance appointing a Committee of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland for determining differences among the said Adventurers.
  • 8 August, 1654 Ordinance for the better support of the Universities in Scotland, and encouragement of Public Preachers there.
  • 11 August, 1654 Additional 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 .
  • 11 August, 1654 Ordinance for the better redress of the abuses committed upon the River of Thames and Waters of Medway.
  • 21 August, 1654 Ordinance 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.
  • 21 August, 1654 Ordinance for the better regulating and limiting the Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery.
  • 28 August, 1654 Ordinance for ejecting scandalous, ignorant and insufficient ministers and schoolmasters.
  • 29 August, 1654 Ordinance appointing the Excise of Alum and Copperas, amending the Ordinance of 17 March. 1653–4.
  • 30 August, 1654 Ordinance for taking an account of the moneys received upon the Act for the better propagation and preaching of the Gospel in Wales.
  • 30 August, 1654 Ordinance for sale of Four Forests or Chases re served for collateral security to soldiers.
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance for the better maintenance and encouragement of Preaching Ministers, and for uniting of Parishes.
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance enabling such soldiers as have served the Commonwealth in the late wars to exercise any Trade.
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance touching the Office of Postage of Letters, Inland and Foreign.
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance giving liberty for the carrying of Millstone, Timber, Stone, etc., amending the High way Ordnance of 31 March, 1654.
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance touching Fines or Writs of Covenants and Writs of Entry.
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance for further doubling upon Deans and Chapters' Lands.
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance admitting Protestants in Ireland to compound.
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance for bringing several branches of the Revenue under the managing and government of the Treasury and Court of Exchequer.
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance 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.
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance 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.
  • 2 September, 1654 Additional Ordinance to the Ordinances of 20 March, 1653–4, appointing Commissioners for approbation of Publique Preachers
  • 2 September, 1654 Ordinance for appointing Visitors for the Universities.

1655

  • 8 February, 1654/5 Order and Declaration of the Protector with the advice of his Council for an assessment of three score thousand pounds by the month for the maintenance of the Army and Navy.
  • 28 February, 1654/5 Order and Declaration touching the Excise.

1656

  • 27 November, 1656 Act that His Highness's Passing Bills shall not be any Determination of this Session of Parliament. Passed November 27.
  • 27 November, 1656 Act for renouncing and disannulling the pretended title of Charles Stuart (passed September 26).
  • 27 November, 1656 Act for the security of the Lord Protector his Person, and the continuance of the Nation in Peace and Safety (passed October 9).
  • 27 November, 1656 Act for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries (passed November 22).
  • 27 November, 1656 Act for Transportation of several Commodities, of the Breed, Growth, and Manufacture of this Commonwealth (passed 26 November).

1657

  • 25 May, 1657 The Humble Petition and Advice of the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses now assembled in Parliament of this Commonwealth.
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for taking away Purveyance and compositions for Purveyance (passed 12 December, 1656).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for limiting and settling the Prices of Wines.
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for an Assessment upon England for three months, at the rate of £60,000 per month, to commence from the 25th March, 1657 (passed 4 June).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for three months' Assessment in Ireland for the maintenance of the Spanish War and other services of the Commonwealth (passed 9 June).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act against Vagrants, and wandering, idle, dissolute Persons (passed May 5).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act giving licence for transporting Fish in Foreign Bottoms (passed May 30).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for the Assuring, Confirming, and Settling of Lands and Estates in Ireland (passed 8 June).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for settling the Postage in England, Scotland and Ireland (passed 9 June).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for the mitigation of the rigour of the Forest Laws within the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester, and for the preservation of Wood and Timber in the said Forest (passed 14 March, 1656–7).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for settling the late Cathedral Church of Gloucester upon the Mayor and Burgesses of the City of Gloucester, and their successors, for public, religious, and charitable uses (passed 5 December, 1656).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for the promoting and more frequent Preaching of the Gospel and better maintenance of a godly ministry in the Borough of Plymouth (passed 14 March, 1656–7).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for raising money for maintenance of the Ministers in Great Yarmouth (passed 1 December, 1656).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for the promoting and more frequent Preaching of the Gospel and maintenance of Ministers in the City of Exeter and for the uniting of Parishes (passed 27 March, 1657 ).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for the provision and better maintenance of the several Ministers in the Town of Northampton (passed 12 February, 1656–7).
  • 9 June, 1657 Act for raising maintenance for the Ministers of Newport, in the Isle of Wight (passed 30 March).
  • 19 June, 1657 Instructions for Forest Commissioners (agreed to 19 June).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for continuing and establishing the Subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage, and for reviving an Act for the better packing of Butter and Redress of Abuses therein (cf. Ordinance of 16 December, 1647, passed June 23).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act and Declaration touching several Acts and Ordinances made since the 20th April, 1653, and before the 3rd September, 1654, and other Acts (passed June 18).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for raising £15,000 sterling in Scotland (passed June 22).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for the better observation of the Lord's Day (passed June 20).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for discovering, convicting and suppressing of Popish Recusants (passed June 18).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for Indemnifying of such persons as have acted for the service of the Public (passed June 23).
  • 26 June, 1657 The Humble Additional Petition and Advice of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses now assembled in the Parliament of this Commonwealth (passed June 25, sent up to Protector June 26).
  • 26 June, 1657 Additional Act for the improvement of the Excise or New Impost (passed June 22).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for preventing the multiplicity of buildings in and about the Suburbs of London and within ten miles of the same (passed June 20).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for an assessment at the rate of £35,000 by the month upon England, £6,000 by the month upon Scotland, and £9,000 by the month upon Ireland, for three years from the 24th June, 1657 , for a temporary supply towards the maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth (passed June 22).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for punishing such Persons as live at high rates and have no Estates, Profession, or Calling answerable thereunto (passed June 23).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for Attainder of the Rebels in Ireland (passed June 25).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for the better suppressing of theft upon the borders of England and Scotland, and for the discovery of Highwaymen and other Felons (passed June 23).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for the quiet enjoying of sequestered Parsonages and Vicarages by the present Incumbent (passed 17 June).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for the improvement of the Revenue of the Customs and Excise (passed June 26).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for the adjournment of this present Parliament from the 26th June, 1657 , unto the 20th January, 1657 /8 (passed June 26).
  • 26 June, 1657 Act for explaining a former Act of Parliament for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel and maintenance of ministers in the City of Bristol and for supplying certain defects in the former Act (passed June 26).

1658

1659

  • 11 May, 1659 Act for enabling and authorising certain Persons to be Justices of the Peace, and Sheriffs (amended July 7, 1659 , by a Declaration that the Act doth not extend to give Sheriffs in Scotland power to determine Civil causes, personal or real).
  • 14 May, 1659 Act for continuance of this present Easter Term.
  • 14 May, 1659 Act for the Great Seal of England.
  • 18 May, 1659 Act enabling such Commissioners of Sewers as acted on the 19th April, 1653, to act as Commissioners of Sewers.
  • 19 May, 1659 Act for constituting Judges of the Admiralty.
  • 19 May, 1659 Act for appointing Judges for the Probate of Wills and granting administrations.
  • 19 May, 1659 Act for settling the Council of State.
  • 26 May, 1659 Act for levying and bringing in the Arrears of the Revenue due to the Commonwealth.
  • 31 May, 1659 Act for constituting Commissioners for ordering and managing the affairs of the Admiralty and Navy.
  • 5 June, 1659 Act for constituting John Bradshaw, Thomas Terryll, Esquire, and John Fountaine, Esquire, Commissioners of the Great Seal of England
  • 7 June, 1659 Act for constituting Charles Fleetwood, Esquire, Lieutenant-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces raised in England and Scotland.
  • 8 June, 1659 Act constituting Commissioners for nomination of Commissioner Officers for the Forces in England and Scotland and directing the granting Commissions to them.
  • 18 June, 1659 An Act of Assessment.
  • 22 June, 1659 An Additional Act for bringing in all Arrears and also the Duty of Excise, New Impost, Customs. Subsidies and Prize Goods until 1 October, 1659.
  • 28 June, 1659 Act for impresting of Seamen.
  • 28 June, 1659 Act for settling the Militia of the City of Westminster and Liberties thereof and parts adjacent.
  • 30 June, 1659 Act for repayment of £15,000 advanced by the East India Company.
  • 7 July, 1659 Act for settling the Militia of the City of London and Liberties thereof, with the qualifications set forth by the Parliament on 9 May, 1659 .
  • 7 July, 1659 Act giving several powers to the Commissioners for Ireland within named, and declaring several Laws, Ordinances and Acts of Parliament to be in force in Ireland.
  • 12 July, 1659 An Act of Indemnity and Free Pardon.
  • 13 July, 1659 Act against Delinquents.
  • 13 July, 1659 Act for enabling Judges to hold an Assize at Durham.
  • 14 July, 1659 Act for settling the Militia of the Hamlets of the Tower of London.
  • 14 July, 1659 Act for settling the Militia in the Borough of Southwark and parts adjacent.
  • 14 July, 1659 Additional Act giving powers to Commissioners for the Militia of Westminster.
  • 19 July, 1659 Act for appointing Judges of the Admiralty (cf. Act of 19 May, 1659 ).
  • 19 July, 1659 Act for reviving the Act of 19 May, 1659 , empowering Judges for Probate of Wills and Granting Administrations.
  • 22 July, 1659 Act for demolishing the Castle of Liverpool.
  • 22 July, 1659 Act for Householders to give an account of Lodgers, Horses, Arms and Ammunition.
  • 26 July, 1659 Act for settling the Militia in England and Wales.
  • 2 August, 1659 Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in execution the powers heretofore given to the Commissioners for Sequestration.
  • 2 August, 1659 Act enabling the Commissioners for the Militia in the City of London to raise three months' Assessment for paying for Drums, Provision and Charges incident to the said Militia.
  • 5 August, 1659 Act for holding an Assize for the County of Lancaster.
  • 13 August, 1659 Act for bringing in of second moieties upon the sale of Lands forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason.
  • 15 August, 1659 Act avoiding of a Judgment and of an Act for execution of the said Judgment given against Lieut.-Col. John Lilburne.
  • 27 August, 1659 An Act for Sequestration.
  • 27 August, 1659 Act for to make good all Tryals which shall be held at Stafford on Friday, 8th September, 1659 , as if the same had been tried upon the 17th August 1659 (8th September amended to 9th on 29th August.
  • 3 September, 1659 Act for the further continuance until 7th March, 1659 –60, of the Act of 7. July, 1659 , giving several powers to the Commissioners for Ireland withinnamed, and declaring several Laws, Ordinances and Acts of Parliament to be in force in Ireland.
  • 3 September, 1659 Act for empowering the Committee or Sub-Commissioners for Sequestration, or any two of them, to examine witnesses upon Oath.
  • 29 September, 1659 Act for the Continuance of the Customs and Excise.
  • 11 October, 1659 Act against the Raisings of Money upon the People, without their consent in Parliament.
  • 12 October, 1659 Act appointing Commissioners for the Government of the Army.
  • 27 December, 1659 Act for further continuance of the Excise and Customs until 8 March, 1659 –60.
  • 28 December, 1659 Act for the borrowing of £20,000 for the service of the Commonwealth.

1660

  • 2 January, 1659/60 Act with instructions to be given to the Council of State.
  • 2 January, 1659/60 Additional Act to the Act of 28th December, 1659, for borrowing £20,000 for the service of the Commonwealth.
  • 26 January, 1659/60 Act for an Assessment of £100,000 by the month upon England, Scotland and Ireland, for six months.
  • 2 February, 1659/60 Act constituting a Committee for the Army and Treasurers at War to hold office until the 10th October, 1660.
  • 3 February, 1659/60 Act for constituting Commissioners for the better ordering and managing the Affairs of the Navy.
  • 7 February, 1659/60 Act for the Great Seal of Scotland.
  • 7 February, 1659/60 Act for the Great Seal of Ireland.
  • 7 February, 1659/60 Additional Act for Sequestrations.
  • 11 February, 1659/60 Act for appointing Commissioners for the government of the Army.
  • 11 February, 1659/60 Act constituting Charles Fleetwood, Esquire, to be Lieutenant-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces raised and to be raised by authority of Parliament.
  • 16 February, 1659/60 Act appointing an Engagement to be taken by the members of the Council of State.
  • 18 February, 1659/60 An Act concerning elections of members to serve in. Parliament.
  • 24 February, 1659/60 Act making void the Acts of 11th February constituting Commissioners for Government of the Army, and for making Charles Fleetwood, Esquire, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces.
  • 25 February, 1659/60 Act for constituting George Monck, Esquire, Captain-General and Commander-in-Chief under the Parliament of all the land Forces in England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • 25 February, 1659/60 Act for the continuance of the Customs and Excise from the 29th February, 1659/60 , to the 24th June, 1660.
  • 25 February, 1659/60 Act for constituting a Council of State and repealing the Act, with Instructions for the Council of State, passed 2nd January, 1659/60 .
  • 2 March, 1659/60 Act for the repeal of the two Acts of Sequestrations of 27 August, 1659, and 7th February, 1659/60.
  • 5 March, 1659/60 Act declaring the Public Confession of Faith of the Church of England.
  • 7 March, 1659/60 Act for explanation of certain clauses and provisos in the Act of 25th February, 1659/60 , for the continuance of the Customs and Excise.
  • 12 March, 1659/60 Act and Declaration for putting the Laws against Priests and Jesuits in speedy and efficient execution.
  • 12 March, 1659/60 Act for settling the Militia within England and Wales.
  • 12 March, 1659/60 Act for settling the Militia of the City of London.
  • 14 March, 1659/60 Act for Approbation and admission of Ministers of the Gospel to Benefices and Public Lectures.
  • 14 March, 1659/60 Act for reviving the Court of the Duchy-Chamber of Lancaster at Westminster
  • 15 March, 1659/60 Act for bringing in the Rents and Revenues of Delinquents' and Popish Recusants' Estates.
  • 15 March, 1659/60 Act for recovery of Public Debts and other Duties belonging to the Commonwealth.
  • 15 March, 1659/60 Act for giving power to the Council of State during the Interval, in order to Public Safety.
  • 15 March, 1659/60 Act for continuing the Terms, Process and Proceedings of the Four Courts of Justice in Ireland.
  • 15 March, 1659/60 Act for reviving the Act for Impresting of Seamen until the 24 June, 1660
  • 15 March, 1659/60 Act for removing obstructions in bringing in the Assessments.
  • 16 March, 1659/60 Act for taking the accounts and redressing of grievances concerning the Tithes and ChurchLivings in Wales, and for Advancement of Religion and learning there.
  • 16 March, 1659/60 Act for ministers and Payment of Tithes.
  • 16 March, 1659/60 Act for dissolving from the 16 March, 1659/60 , the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the 3rd November, 1650, and for the calling and holding of a Parliament at Westminster on the 25th April, 1660.

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