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hundred seventy-six: Between our faid soves raign Lord the kings majesty on the one part; and fir James Shaen of the Inner Temple, London, knight and baronet, his majesties surveyor general of Ireland, William Hill of Hillsbrough in the county of Downe in the kingdom of Ireland esq. William Ryder of the city of London efg. Thomas Hoare of Ilford in the county of Effex esq. Francis Sone of Eltham in the county of Kent esq. William Muschamp of the city of Dublin in Ireland esq. Edward Richbell, Stanhop Mill, Lawrence Stanian and John Gurney of London esqrs. and Thomas Sheridan of the city of Cork in the kingdom of Ireland esq. of the other part.
Whereas his said majesty by his indenture of demise under the great feal of England, bearing date the twelfth day of July, in the one and twentieth year of his faid majesties raign, did for the considerations therein mentioned, demise, grant and to farm-let, unto John Forth, William Bucknall, William Dashwood, Philip Jemmett, John Breedon, James Hayes, Dannett Forth, George Dashwood, William Muschamp, Humphry Taylor and Ralph Bucknall, being the other parties to the said indenture, the great branches of his majefties revenue in Ireland, (that is to say) the custome and subsidie of tunnage and poundage, the duties of excise for goods
imported, commonly called the forreign excise, the duties arising from beer, ale, strong-waters, and other exciseable liquors, commonly called the inland excise, the duties arising by hearthmoney, the duties arising by licences to retail wines and strong-waters, and by licences for selling ale and beer by retail; as also the new quitrents, and other rents given unto his majesty by the acts of settlement and explanation, together with divers other rents, duties and payments, in the said indenture mentioned and expressed; for and during several terms of years, which determined at the feast of the nativity of our Lord God now last past, as in and by the said indenture of demise, or the inrolment thereof, remaining upon record in his majesties high court of chancery at Dublin in Ireland, amongst divers clauses, powers, priviledges, covenants, reservations and agreement therein mentioned and contained, relation being thereunto had, may more fully and at large appear. And whereas his said majesty by a certain in- Recital of
the lord Ra. denture of covenants, under his great feal of Eng- nalagh's land, bearing date the fourth day of August in the granto twenty third year of his faid majesties raign, did for the considerations therein contained, amongst other things covenant and agree, to and with Richard lord viscount Ranelagh,, fir Alexander
Bence; fir James Hayes, John Bence, George Dashwood, Joseph Dean, Robert Huntingdon, John Stepney and Richard Kingston, being the other parties to the said indenture, that such and so many commissions should be issued and directed unto them, or unto such other able dif. creet and fit persons, as they should humbly defire, sufficiently authorizing and impowering the persons therein to be named, to act as his majefties officers, in managing, levying, collecting, suing for, recovering and receiving, or otherwise compounding for, or discharging of all and every his majefties rents, revenues, profits, duties and incomes, certain and casual, ordinary and extraordinary whatsoever in the said kingdom of Ireland, as before or until the twenty fixth day of December one thousand six hundred seventy and five, were or should by any matter of record, or
otherwise be due, owing or payable to his ma· jefty, including the rents, duties and payments
which should be due for the time incurred, before the cwenty fixth day of December 1675, though the same might be payable, or instalments made, or time given for the payment thereof, after that day, subject to the limitations and restrictions of the said last recited indenture, as in and by the said indenture of covenants, or the inrolment thereof remaining likewise upon
record in his majesties said high' court of chan.
And whereas the said several and respective Both grants indentures before recited and mentioned, and the mined, all several powers, terms, authorities and interests the revenue therein, and thereby respectively granted, did expire and determine, at and upon the twenty fifth day of December last past, (except onely the : right, title and interest, which the said John Forth and his partners, and the said lord Ranelagh and his partners, have to the arrears of the said duties and revenues, by the said respective mentioned indentures granted, which were due, or owing unto them respectively, before the said twenty fixth day of December 1675,) by reason whereof, as well the said branches of his majesties revenue, so demised and granted, as also all' and every other the branches of his majesties revenue, profit and incomes, as well in charge, as out of charge, great and sinall, certain and casual, ordinary and extradrdinary whatsoever, of or within
his majesties said kingdom of Ireland, are come
into his majesties hands. His majefty Now this indenture witnesseth, that in confition of deration of the summe of threescore thousand 60,000 l. and of the pounds of lawful money of England, or so much covenants other lawful and current money of Ireland, as is after men. tioned,
equivalent in Ireland to threescore thousand pounds of lawful English money, by the said fir James Shaen, William Hill, William Ryder, Thomas Hoare, Francis Sone, William Mufchamp, Edward Richbell, Stanhop Mill, Lawrence Stanian, John Gurney, and Thomas Sheridan paid into the receipt of his majesties exchequer in Ireland, before the sealing of these prefents, by way of advance, as security for the better payment of the several summes of money herein after mentioned and reserved, which said fumme of threescore thousand pounds is to remain in his majesties hands until the end or determination of this present demise, and is to be secured to be repaid with interest, after the rate of ten pounds per centum per annum, as is hereafter expressed ; and also in consideration of the rents, payments, covenants, conditions and agreements, herein after reserved and contained, on the part, and behalf of the said fir James Shaen, William Hill, William Ryder, Thomas Hoare, Francis Sone, William Muschamp,