That was a brave thing to do, sir, that about the ship money.
ship money was declared to be illegal by the statute 16th Charles I, chap.
Mr. Hampden's ship money will be a King's lesson, I tell you.
Like the “benevolence,” the ship money was declared to be illegal .
His tax for ship money was only twenty shillings, but he declared that he would not pay it without a trial.
It seems he was in a tavern here one evening, and they were talking about ship money.
In addition to these sources of income, Charles applied to his subjects for ship money.
The grievance of this ship money being somewhat too strong, John Chambers, a citizen of London, refused to pay his part of it.
At one of the battles which was fought, the celebrated John Hampden, the man who would not pay his ship money, was slain.
In 1635, in a list of the corporate towns of Suffolk to be assessed for ship money, Hadleigh is named as third in importance.