House of Lords Journal Volume 13
28 March 1681


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 28 March 1681', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 13: 1675-1681 (1767-1830), pp. 756-757. URL: Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 28 die Martii.


Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Peterborow.
Epus. Lyncolne.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Albemarle.
Dux Monmouth.
Dux Newcastle.
Marq. Worcester.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Kent.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Dorset & Midd.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Clare.
Comes Westmerland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bath.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Halyfax.
Comes Macclesfeld.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Conway.
Vicecomes Mordant.
Vicecomes Newport.
Ds. Mowbray.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Conyers.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Norreys.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Freschevile.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler de West.
Ds. Noel.


Lords take the Oaths.

This Day these Lords following took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more effectual preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament:

John Earl of Rutland.

Robert Earl of Manchester.

John Earl of Mulgrave.

Francis Vicecomes Newport.

Henry Lord Mowbray.

King present.

His Majesty, sitting in His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and other Regal Ornaments (the Peers sitting without their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to signify His Majesty's Pleasure to the House of Commons, "That they presently attend His Majesty."

Who being come; His Majesty made a short Speech, to this Effect:

King's Speech.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"That all the World may see to what a Point we are come, that we are not like to have a good End, when the Divisions at the Beginning are such: Therefore, my Lord Chancellor, do as I have commanded you."

Parliament dissolved.

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"His Majesty has commanded me to say, That it is His Majesty's Royal Pleasure and Will, that this Parliament be dissolved: And this Parliament is dissolved."

Hitherto examined by us, this 26th of May, 1685,

J. Bridgewater.
P. Winchest'r.
Tho. Exon.