House of Lords Journal Volume 15
26 October 1693


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DIE Jovis, 26 Octobris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Peterburgh.
Epus. Lincolne.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Præses.
March. Halifax.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Kent.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Torrington.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.


The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty had sent a Commission for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

Then the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; the Lord President and Earl of Maclesfeld on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Bathe, the Earl of Nottingham, and the Earl of Montagu, 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 they would be present, to hear the said Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Maria R.

"Gulielmus et Maria, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scociæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex et Regina, Fidei Defensores, &c. Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Sommers Militi Domino Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Angl., Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Thomæ Marchioni Carmarthen Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Thomæ Comiti Pembr. et Montgomery Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Hen'co Duci Norfolc. Comiti Marescallo Angl. Carolo Duci Bolton, Rob'to Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl. Will'o Comiti Devon Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Comiti Dors. et Midd'x Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Alberico Comiti Oxon. Will'o Comiti Bedford, Joh'i Comiti Bridgewater, Joh'i Comiti Bathon. Carolo Comiti Maclesfeld, Danieli Comiti Nottingham Uni Principalium Secretariorum Nostrorum, Laurentio Comiti Roffen. Thomæ Comiti Fauconbergc, Carolo Comiti Monmouth, Rad'o Comiti Montagu, Hen'co Comiti Warrington, Fran'co Vicecomiti Newport Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Henrico Vicecomiti Sidney, 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 concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitarem 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 Vicesimum Sextum Diem instantis Octobris 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 ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectionibus 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, eodem Vicesimo Sexto Die instantis Octobris, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad et in Septimum Diem Novembris jam prox. 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 essectualiter 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. Vicesimo Quarto Die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Quinto.


"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat."

Which being ended, the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"By Virtue of Their Majesties Commission now read, and to us directed, we do, in Their Majesties Name, prorogne this Parliament to Tuesday the Seventh Day of November next: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Tuesday the Seventh Day of November next."

April 5th, 1694, Hitherto examined by us,

J. Bridgewater.
Ric. Petriburg.