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About document 18

This document is a report from the Committee for Compounding Delinquents, dated 1 December 1646.

(Catalogue reference: SP 23/193 folio 49)

During the civil war Parliament established the Sequestration Committee, where land and goods were confiscated from those persons who like Sir Edward Berkley, 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 1643-1645.

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

Please note:

  • The document is written in a cursive mixed hand. The fine, at the bottom right hand corner, is italic.


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