House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 15 April 1680

Pages 600-601

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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Anno 32 Caroli Secundi.

DIE Jovis, Decimo Quinto die Aprilis, 1680, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Tricesimo Secundo, in quem diem prorogatum fuerat præsens Parliamentum, tenendum apud Civitatem Westmonaster. in Superiori Parliamenti Domo, convenerunt Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Cov. et Litchfield.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Finch, Ds. Cancellarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Marq. Worcester.
Comes Kent.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Clare.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylisbury.
Comes Feversham.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Newport.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North et Grey.
Ds. Chandois.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Freschevile.
Ds. Arundel de Trer.
Ds. Butler de Mo. Parke.

WHEREAS His Majesty, on the Twenty-sixth Day of January last, did prorogue the Parliament to this Day, to be begun and held at Westminster: It being His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that the said Parliament should be further prorogued to the Seventeenth Day of May next, as by His Royal Commission under the Great Seal of England directed to several Lords for that Purpose doth appear; the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Finch Lord High Chancellor of England, the Earl of Anglesey Lord Privy Seal, the Marquis of Worcester, the Earl of Bridgewater, the Earl of Sunderland, the Earl of Essex, and Viscount Fauconberg (Eight of the Lords authorized by His Majesty to make the said Prorogation), being placed in their Robes on a Form set cross the House at the Foot of His Majesty's Throne after the usual Manner (the rest of the Lords being in their Robes also); the Lord Chancellor, in the Name of the said Lords Commissioners, commanded Thomas Duppa Esquire, Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, "That he go and desire the immediate Attendance of the Members of the House of Commons in this House, to hear His Majesty's Commission read."

Who being come; His Majesty's Commission was publicly read, by the Clerk, as followeth:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.


"Carolus Secundus, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Consanguineo et Consiliario Nostro Principi Ruperto Comiti Palatini Rheni Duci Bavariæ et Cumbriæ, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Willielmo Archiepiscopo Cantuariens. totius Angliæ Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Heneagio Domino Finch Domino Cancellario Nostro Angliæ, Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Arthuro Comiti Anglesey Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Christophero Duci Albemarle, Carolo Marchioni Winton, Henrico Marchioni Wigorniæ Præsidenti Consilii Nostri infra Principalitatem et Marchias Walliæ, Henrico Comiti Arlington Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Jacobo Comiti Salisbury, Johanni Comiti Bridgewater, Roberto Comiti Sunderland Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Arthuro Comiti Essex, Johanni Comiti Bathon. Thomæ Vicecomiti Fauconberge, Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Francisco Vicecomiti Newport Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Henrico Episcopo London. et Prædilecto et Fideli Nostro Willielmo Domino Maynard Contrarotulatori Hospitii Nostri, Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ et Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo die Octobris ultime preteriti inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; a quo die idem præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, per separales Prorogationes, usque ad et in instantem Decimum Quintum diem Aprilis prorogat. fuerat, ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectione vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante die Jovis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad et in Decimum Septimum diem Maii proxime futuri, usque Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum et continuandum, ibidemque tune tenendum et prosequendum: Et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis et singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, et Burgensibus, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciend. agend. et exequend. pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Decimo Quinto die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Tricesimo Secundo.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.


Hitherto examined, this 28th of October, 1680;

Anglesey, C. P. S.
Huntingdon. J. Bridgewater.

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission to us directed, we do prorogue this Parliament to the Seventeenth Day of May next coming. And this Parliament is prorogued to the Seventeenth Day of May next coming."