House of Lords Journal Volume 15
11 July 1692

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 11 July 1692', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 98-99. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11832 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Anno 4 Guilielmi & Mariæ. DIE Lunæ, 11 die Julii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Peterborow.
Ds. Præses.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
March. Halifax.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. De la Ware.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Cornwallis.

Speaker chose.

The House unanimously chose the Lord Marquis of Halifax Speaker pro Tempore; the Lord Chief Baron Atkins not attending, being gone the Circuit.

PRAYERS.

L. Lempster introduced.

This Day William Lord Leinster was introduced, between the Lord De la Ware and the Lord Lucas; the King at Arms and Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod going before; the Herald carrying the Patent, who delivered it to him at the Woolsack. Then he delivered it to the Speaker on his Knee; and the Speaker delivered it to the Clerk, who read it at the Table.

His Patent bears Date the Twelfth Day of April, 4° Gul. et Mariæ.

Then his Writ of Summons was read, as followeth; (vidclicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"Gulielmus et Maria, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex et Regina, Fidei Defensores, &c. Prædilecto et Fideli Nostro Will'o Farmor de Lempster, Ch'r, Salutem: Cum nuper, de Avisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Angl. et Ecclefiæ Anglicanæ concernen. præsens Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo, teneri ordinabamus; et ibidem cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, et Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere (fn. *) ; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum tune et ibidem inceptum fuerat; et abinde, per separales Prorogationes et Adjournationes, usque Decimum Quartum Diem Junii ult. præterit. continuat. fuerat; ct ab eodem Decimo Quarto Die Junii idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad et in Undecimum Diem instantis Julii ultim. prorogat. fuerat, apud Civitat. Nostram Westm. prædict. ibidem tunc tenend. et prosequend.: Vobis, sub Fide et Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate et Periculis incumbentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad Parliamentum Nostrum prædictum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, et Proceribus prædict. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur. Et hoc sicut Nos et Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem et Defensionem Regni et Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Testibus Nobis ipsrs, apud Westm. Secundo Die Julii, Anno Regni Quarto.

"Chute."

And then he accordingly took his Place at the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Which having done; he came to the Table, and took the Oaths and Test, pursuant to the Statutes.

Then the Lord President acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty had sent a Commission for the further proroguing of this Parliament."

Then the Lords Commissioners, in their Robes, being seated on a Form, placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord President in the Middle; the Lord Privy Seal and the Lord Cornwallis on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Bath and Lord Viscount Sydney on his Left Hand; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to go to the House of Commons, and let them know, "That the Commissioners desire them to "come and be present, to hear the said Commission read."

Who being come (without their Speaker); the Commission was read, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"MARIA R.

"Gulielmus et Maria, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scociæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex et Regina, Fidei Defensores, &c. Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Thomæ Marchioni Carmarthen Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke et Montgomery Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Henrico Duci Norfolc. Comiti Marescallo Angl. Carolo Duci Bolton, Rob'to Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl. Will'mo Comiti Devon. Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Comiti Dors. et Midd'x Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Alberico Comiti Oxon. Will'mo Comiti Bedford, Joh'i Comiti Bridgewater, Joh'i Comiti Bathon. Carolo Comiti Macclesfeild, Danieli Comiti Nottingham Principali Secretario Nostro, Laurentio Comiti Roffen. Thomæ Comiti Fauconberge, Carolo Comiti Monmouth, Rad'o Comiti Montagu, Henrico Comiti Warrington, Fran'co Vicecomiti Newport Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Henrico Vicecomiti Sydney, ac Prædilectis et Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Domino Lexington, Carolo Domino Cornwallis, et Sidney Domino Godolphin, Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Angl. et Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernen. præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad et in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Maii tunc prox. sequen. continuatum fuerat; et abinde, per separales Prorogationes et Adjournationes, ad et in Undecimum Diem instantis Julii prorogatum et adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum considentes, de Avisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Authoritatem, hoc instante Die Lunæ, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad et in Vicesimum Secundum Diem Augusti jam proxime futur. usque prædictam 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 faciendis, agendis, et exequendis, pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Testibus Nobis ipsis, apud Westm. Undecimo Die Julii, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Chute."

Which being ended, the Lord President said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"By Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission now read, and to us directed, we do, in Their Majesties Name, prorogue this Parliament unto Monday the Two and Twentieth Day of August next: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Monday the Two and Twentieth Day of August next."

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* Sic.