House of Lords Journal Volume 12
16 April 1672

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 16 April 1672', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 12: 1666-1675 (1767-1830), pp. 517-518. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12803 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Die Martis, 16 Die Aprilis, 1672.

MEMORANDUM, quod hodierno die, (videlicet,) Decimo Sexto die Aprilis, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratiâ, Angliæ, Scociæ, Franc. et Hib. Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Vicesimo Quarto, in quem diem prorogatum fuerat hoc præsens Parliamentum, convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Carlile.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Lyncolne.
Epus. Chester.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Miles et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Marq. Worcester.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Midd.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Westmerland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Marlborough.
Comes Dover.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylisbury.
Comes Burlington.
Vicecomes Mountagu.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
Vicecomes Mordant.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkeley de Berkeley.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Bellasis.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Ashley.
Ds. Howard de Cast. Rysinge.

PRAYERS.

The Peers retired, to robe themselves.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That His Majesty hath issued out a Commission, under the Great Seal of England, for the further Prorogation of this Parliament."

Then the Lord Keeper, Archbishop of Cant. Marquis of Worcester, Earl of Bridgwater, Earl of Essex, Lord Arlington, Lord Newport, and the Lord Ashley, Eight of the Commissioners, sitting upon a Form cross the House after the usual Manner, the Lord Keeper commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to give Notice of the said Commission to the Commons, that they may come up, to be present at the Reading thereof.

And accordingly the Commons came up, but without a Speaker.

Then the said Commission was read, as follows:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"CAROLUS REX.

"Carolus Secundus, Dei Gratiâ, Angliæ, Sociæ, Franciæ, & Hib. Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo & Prædilecto Fratri Nostro Jacobo Duci Ebor. & Albaniæ Comiti Ultoniæ Magno Admirallo Nostro Angliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Gilberto Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angliæ Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Orlando Bridgeman Militi & Baronetto Domino Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Angliæ, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Georgio Duci Buckingham Magistro Equorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Ormond Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Henrico Marchioni Wigorn. Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Roberto Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angliæ, Henrico Comiti St. Albans Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Joh'i Comiti Bridgwater, Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Arthuro Comiti Essex, Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Henrico Domino Arlington Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum uni, Francisco Domino Newport Contrarotulatori Hospitii Nostri, ac Antonio Domino Ashley Cancellario Sub-thesaurario Sacaccarii Nostri, Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ & Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Octavo die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio Decimo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus, À quo die idem Parliamentum Nostrum per separales Prorogationes usque ad & in Decimum Quartum diem Februarii, Anno Regni Nostri Vicesimo Secundo, continuatum fuerat; quo die idem Parliamentum Nostrum tunc & ibidem tentum fuerat; posteaque, scilicet, Vicesimo Secundo die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Vicesimo Tertio, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogatum fuerat ad & in instantem Decimum Sextum diem Aprilis, apud Westm. tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis modÙ, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudenoâ, & Circumspectione vestris plurimÙm confidentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Consilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros, dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante die Martis, ad Parliamentum Nostrum prædictum, Nomine Nostro, ad & in Tricesimum diem Octobris jam proxime futuri, usque prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Formâ prædictâ effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, & Burgensibus, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in præmissis faciend. agend. & exequend. pareant, obedient, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Decimo Sexto die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Vicesimo Quarto.

"Per ipsum Regem, propriâ Manu signat.

"Barker."

Then the Lord Keeper said,

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission, we do in His Majesty's Name prorogue this Parliament to the Thirtieth Day of October next; and this Parliament is prorogued to the Thirtieth Day of October next."

Hitherto examined by us,

Dorsett.
J. Bridgewater.
Will. Pagett.