Compensation for Worcester’s war damage following the Civil War

House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 9 March 1652

Well-affected at Worcester.

Mr. Sallwey reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to consider of the well-affected Persons who suffered in the late Siege of Worcester, the Matter of Fact concerning the Losses of the well-affected in the City and County of the City of Worcester, and the County of Worcester, by reason of the late War in the City and County aforesaid, in and about the End of August, and the Beginning of September last.

That the Number of the well-affected Persons within the said City, having so suffered, is 266; as they were taken upon Oath, and certified by Jervise Buck Esquire, Wm. Collins, Edward Elvins, Commissioners authorized by this Committee according to Order; and, that the Losses of the said Persons, as they were taken upon Oath, and certified by the Commissioners above-named, amount to the Sum of 18,708l. 19s. 7d.

The Number of the Names of the well-affected Persons inhabiting in the County of Worcester, in several Parishes and Towns adjacent to the said City, having so suffered, is 808: as they were taken upon Oath, and certified by Wm. Jefferis, Jervise Buck, Nicholas Acton, John Lathum, Esquires, Edward Elvins, Wm. Collins, Walter Gyles, Abel Richardson, Andrew Yarranton, Commissioners, authorized as aforesaid: That the Losses of the said Persons, as they were taken upon Oath, and certified by the Commissioners above named, amount to the Sum of 13,121l. 12s. 8d.
The Total of the Losses aforesaid, amounts to the Sum of

£31,830. 12s. 3d.

Ordered, That this Business be re-committed upon the whole Debate.

Ordered, That it be referred to that Committee, to consider how a Sum, not exceeding 10,000l. may be raised out of the Estates of such Persons in the City and County of the City of Worcester, and also in the said County of Worcester, as were Delinquents in the last Action of the King of Scotts, and report the same, with the Names of such Delinquents, to the House.

The humble Petition of Edward Elvyns, Alderman of the City of Worcester, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, referred to that Committee.

The humble Petition of Thomas Wryter of the City of Worcester, Tanner and Maltster, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, referred to that Committee.

 

House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 17 February 1648

Sale of Worcester Steeple,

An Ordinance for making Sale of the Leaden Steeple in the City of Worcester, and employing the Proceed thereof for re-edifying the Alms Houses destroyed there; and for Repairing of some neighbouring Churches demolished by these Wars; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

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