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