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About document 17

This document is from the Committee for Compounding with Delinquents, dated 1646.

(Catalogue reference: SP 23/193 folio 825)

During the civil war Parliament established the Sequestration Committee, where land and goods were confiscated from those persons who like Francis Choke, took up arms against parliament during the Civil War. Documents referring to the Sequestration Committee are held at The National Archives - document reference SP 20 covers the dates 1643-5.

The Committee of Compounding with Delinquents allowed delinquents to regain sequestered estates by compounding. The delinquent, as we see in the record of Francis Choke, paid a fine proportional to the value of the estate.

Please note:

  • The document is written in a cursive mixed hand.


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