House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 6 December 1698

Pages 350-351

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 16, 1696-1701. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Martis, 6 Decembris.


Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Sommers, Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ormond.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Schonburg.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Portland.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Rady.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Culepeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

King present.

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, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him presently."

Who being come; the Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's Command, said,

Commons directed to chuse a Speaker.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"I have it in Command from His Majesty, to let you know, that He will defer declaring the Causes of calling this Parliament, till there be a Speaker of the House of Commons.

"Therefore it is His Majesty's Pleasure, that the Gentlemen of the House of Commons repair to the usual Place where the Commons sit, and proceed to the Choice of a fit Person to be their Speaker, and present him here to His Majesty, for His Royal Approbation, on Friday Morning next, at Eleven of the Clock."

Then His Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons went to their House.


Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes:

John Lord Sommers Lord Chancellor.
Thomas Duke of Leeds Lord President.
Thomas Earl of Pembroke Lord Privy Seal.
William Duke of Devon Lord Steward.
Charles Duke of Richmond.
George Duke of Northumberland.
Charles Duke of St. Albans.
Mainhardt Duke of Schonburg.
William Marquis of Halifax.
John Marquis of Normanby.
Aubrey Earl of Oxford.
Henry Earl of Suffolke.
John Earl of Bridgewater.
Charles Earl of Manchester.
Thomas Earl of Stamford.
Algernon Earl of Essex.
John Earl of Bathe.
Charles Earl of Carlisle.
Lewis Earl of Feversham.
Charles Earl of Maclesfeld.
Charles Earl of Radnor.
William Earl of Yarmouth.
Charles Earl of Berkeley.
William Earl of Portland.
Ralph Earl of Montagu.
Henry Earl of Romney.
Edward Lord Viscount Hereford.
Henry Lord Viscount Longueville.
Thomas Lord Bishop of St. David's.
Richard Lord Bishop of Peterborow.
George Lord Bergevenny.
Robert Lord Ferrers.
Ralph Lord Eure.
Robert Lord Hunsdon.
Charles Lord Howard Esc.
Thomas Lord Raby.
Thomas Lord Jermyn.
John Lord Culpeper.
Robert Lord Lucas.
Lewis Lord Rockingham.
William Lord Berkeley Str.
Charles Lord Granville.
Peregrine Lord Osborne.
Francis Lord Guilford.
Hung Lord Cholmondley.
Henry Lord Herbert.
John Lord Haversham.


Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) nonum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.