DIE Martis, 21 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Joh'es Sommers Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Comes Dorset, Ds. Camerarius.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Clifford L.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Herbert Ch.
Ld. Byron takes his Seat.
This Day William Lord Byron sat first in Parliament,
upon the Death of his Father William Lord Byron; and
took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes and
Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended
His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes);
commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to
signify to the Commons, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him presently."
Who being come, with their Speaker; made a short
Speech, relating to the Bill to be passed.
Then the Clerk Assistant (the Clerk of the Parliaments being indisposed) received the Bill from the Hands
of the Speaker, and brought it to the Table; where
the Clerk of the Crown read the Title, as followeth;
"1. An Act for enlarging the Times to come in
and purchase certain Annuities therein mentioned;
and for continuing the Duties formerly charged on
Low Wines, or Spirits of the First Extraction, for
carrying on the War against France."
To which Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced in
these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte leur
Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
In like Manner the Bills following were passed:
"2. An Act for regulating of Trials, in Cases of
Treason and Misprision of Treason."
"3. An Act for remedying the ill State of the Coin
of the Kingdom."
"4. An Act for preventing Charge and Expence in
Elections of Members to serve in Parliament."
To which Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced in
"Le Roy le veult."
"5. An Act for enabling the Lady Katherine Fane
to sell the Reversion of certain Fee-farm Rents, given
to her by her Grandfather John Bence Esquire."
"6. An Act for enabling Sir Thomas Parkyns Baronet
to sell certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments,
in Huby and Easingwould, in the County of Yorke;
and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, of
greater Value, in Lieu thereof."
"7. An Act to enable Sir Thomas Pope Blount Baronet
to make a Settlement, upon the Marriage of his Eldest
"8. An Act for vesting the Manor of Madeley, in the
County of Salop, in Trustees, for certain Purposes
"9. An Act for the enabling Thomas Stoner Esquire
(Son and Heir of John Stoner Esquire, deceased) to
make a Jointure and Settlement of his Estate in
Marriage, notwithstanding his Minority."
"10. An Act for vesting several Messuages and
Lands belonging to Samuel Powell Esquire in Trustees, for Payment of his Debts."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
Then His Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the
Commons went to their House.
Double Returns, &c. to prevent, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed for the House to be
put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An
Act to prevent false and double Returns of Members
to serve in Parliament:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House shall be
put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday next, at
Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum secundumdiem instantis Januarii,
hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.