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Document at Northants Record Office, transcribed by Maureen Moore

Civil War Monies

In an Ordinance of 9 June 1642 the Lords and Commons appealed for loans of money and plate. Lenders were to be repaid with interest at 8 per cent, "and for this both Houses of Parliament do engage the Public Faith". A further Ordinance of 25 April 1643 renewed the appeal for loans, and provide for the issue of receipts and certificates. This manuscript was evidently one of the principal records kept by the Parliamentarians in Northamptonshire in the raising of these loans. Parliament's financial instrument was a system of county committees; and the references to decisions of "the Committee" indicated that the manuscript was a document of the Committee for Northamptonshire.

The manuscript shows with a wealth of detail the financial support obtained by Parliament in the county. Most of the records of the County Committee are lost.

Civil war moneys lately lent upon publique fayth in Norptonsheire (1) a list dated 20th July 1643 of about 6,000 persons in Northamptonshire who were lenders of money to Parliement with places of residents and amounts.
Lists of the same persons arranged under hundreds of parishes. A list of persons, sums and plate headed "Norht" town xv111 Julii1643, A perticular of such moneys and plate as hath then and sithence beene lent upon the proposcons (ie Parliaments terms for loans) and Memoranda with dates 1643-5 recording dividends some dated to be of county committees, relating to Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Northamptonshire, and Northampton (with names of known parliamentarians and others) 18th July 1643, 20th May 1645.

HUXLOE HUNDRED
Thomas Err   
£1-15-00
Thomas Wallis
£2-00-00
Edmond Wallis
£2-00-00
Woolston Stone
10-00
Richard Ashly
10-00
Richard Small
10-00
William Cave
£1-10-00
Richard Thomas Hilson
£2-10-00
Thomas North
9-00
William T Pell
10-00
Widow Holmes
£1-00-00
Thomas Cossald
5-00
William Easdy
£1-10-00
John Jayes
10-00
Edward Douglas
10-00
Edmund Eady
£2-00-00
Francis Spence
16-00
Kath Smyth
5-00
William Hall
5-00
Woolston Parsons
5-00
William Connell
£2-00-00
John Alderman
£1-00-00
Miles    
5-00
Stephen Branson
5-00
Francis Robinson
£4-00-00
Fiona Robinson
£2-00-00
William Walden
6-00
Thomas Baxter Esq
£4-00-00
William Lovell
£2-00-00
William Eady
10-00
Edmund Eady
£1-00-00
Thomas Albert Mason
15-00

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