House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 17 May 1680

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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 Lunæ, Decimo Septimo die Maii, 1680, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Tricesimo Secundo; in quem Diem prorogat. fuerat præsens Parliamentum, tenendum apud Civitatem Westmonasterii, in Superiori Parliamenti Domo, convenerunt Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Cov. et Litchfeild.
Ds. Finch, Ds. Cancellarius Angliæ.
Dux Albemarle.
Comes Arlington, Camerarius Hospitii Regii.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Clare.
Comes Westm'land.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Craven.
Ds. Mowbray.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Chandois.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard de Escr.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Freschevile.
Ds. Arundel de Trer.
Ds. Butler de Mo. Parke.

WHEREAS this Parliament was, on the Fifteenth Day of April last past, by His Majesty's Royal Commission under the Great Seal of England, prorogued to this Day, to be begun and holden at Westminster: It appearing, by the like Commission, that it is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament shall be further prorogued to the First Day of July; the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Finch Lord High Chancellor of England, the Duke of Albemarle, the Earl of Arlington Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, and the Lord Maynard, (Five 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 Will'mo Archiepiscopo Cantuariensi 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, Henrico Duci New Castle, Henrico Marchioni Wigorn. Præsidenti Concilii 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. Georgio Comiti Hallifax, Thomæ Vicecomiti Fauconberg, 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 Will'mo 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 præteriti inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; a quo die idem præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, per separales Prorogationes, usque ad et in instantem Decimum Septimum diem Maii prorogatum 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 Lunæ, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad et in Primum diem Julii, usque Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum et continuandum, ibidemque tunc 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 Septimo die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Tricesimo Secundo.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.


Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission unto us directed, we do prorogue this Parliament until the First Day of July next. And this Parliament is prorogued until the First Day of July next."

Hitherto examined, this 29th of October, 1680,

Joh. Roffen.

L. Crew takes his Seat.

Memorandum, That this Day Thomas Lord Crewe brought in his Writ of Summons to Parliament, dated 24° die Januarii, Anno 31° Caro. 2di Regis; his Lordship coming in by Descent, upon the Death of his Father John late Lord Crewe.