Anno 2 Guilielmi & Mariæ.
DIE Jovis, Vicesimo die Martii, 16&frac8956;, Anno
Regni Serenissimi Domini et Dominæ Guilielm.
et Mariæ, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hibern.
Regis et Reginæ, Fidei (fn. *) Defensorum, &c. Secundo,
in Superiori Domo apud Westmonast. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur:
Epus. St. Asaph.
Dux Norfolke, et Comes Marescall.
Charles Dux Somerset.
Charles Dux de South'ton.
Henry Dux de Grafton.
James Dux of Ormond.
Dux of Bolton.
Marq. of Halyfax.
L. Steward, Comes Devon.
L. Chamberlain, Comes Dorcet & Midd.
Ds. Grey de Ruth.
Ds. Howard de Eff.
The First Business was, reading the Commission following:
Sir R. Atkins, C. Baron, Commission to be Speaker.
"William and Mary, by the Grace of GOD, King
and Queen of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland,
Defenders of the Faith, to Our Trusty and Wellbeloved Sir Robert Atkins, Knight of the Order of the
Bath, and Chief Baron of Our Court of Exchequer,
Greeting: Know ye, that We, trusting in your approved Fidelity, Wisdom, and Discretion; and to the
End such Matters and Business as to the Place and
Room usually supplied by the Lord Chancellor or
Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England in Our
Upper House of Parliament may be in all Things
executed as appertaineth in the said House of this
present Parliament now to be holden at Westminster,
the Twentieth Day of this Instant Merch, amongst
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, as
by the said Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper hath
been accustomed; We have named and appointed,
and by these Presents do constitute, name, and authorize you, from Day to Day, and from Time to
Time, hereafter, during Our Pleasure, to use, occupy,
and supply, the said Room and Place of the said Lord
Chancellor or Lord Keeper, in Our said Upper House
of Parliament, amongst the said Lords Spiritual and
Temporal there to be assembled, and then and there
to do and execute all such Things as the said Lord
Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal should
or might in that Behalf do, if he were there personally
present, using and supplying the same Room: Wherefore We will and command you, the said Sir Robert
Atkins, to attend and execute the Premises with Effect;
and these Our Letters Patents shall be your sufficient
Warrant and Discharge for the same in every Behalf.
In Witness whereof, We have made these Our Letters to be made Patent.
Witness Ourselves, at Westminster, the Eighteenth
Day of March, in the Second Year of Our
"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.
After the Reading whereof, the Speaker took his
Place upon the Woolsack.
His Majesty ascended His Throne, being adorned
with His Royal Crown, and cloathed with His Robes
of State; and then commanded the Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod to give the Commons Notice,
"That it was His Pleasure, that they attend Him
The Commons being come; His Majesty commanded the Speaker to make this short Speech; (videlicet,)
Commons direcrent to choose a Speaker.
"Gentlemen; and you the Knights, Citizens,
and Burgesses of the House of Commons;
"His Majesty commands you to repair to the usual
Place where the House of Commons sit; and that
you there proceed to the Choice of a Speaker. And
His Majesty further commands, that you be ready
to present your Speaker to him, for His Majesty's
Approbation here, To-morrow Morning."
Then His Majesty withdrew; and the Commons
went to their House.
Lords take the Oaths.
Then these Lords following took the Oaths, and
subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the
Statute in that Behalf made:
Thomas Marq. Carmarthen, L. President C.
Henry Duke of Norfolk, E. Marshal.
Charles Duke of Somerset.
Charles Duke of South'ton.
Henry Duke of Grafton.
James Duke of Ormond.
George Duke of Northumberland.
Charles Duke of Bolton.
George Marq. of Hallyfax.
William Earl of Devon, L. Steward.
Charles Earl of Midd. L. Chamberlain.
Charles Earl of Shrewsbury.
Anthony Earl of Kent.
William Earl of Bedford.
Thomas Earl of Pembrooke.
George Earl of Suffolke.
George Earl of North'ton.
Bassil Earl of Denbigh.
Charles Earl of Manchester.
John Earl of Mulgrave.
Thomas Earl Rivers.
Thomas Earl of Stamford.
William Earl of Kingston.
Charles Earl of Carnarvon.
John Earl of Bath.
Charles Earl of Macclesfeld.
Charles Earl of Radnor.
Daniell Earl of Nottingham.
Thomas Earl of Fauconberge.
Charles Earl of Monmouth.
Francis Vicecomes Newport.
Thomas Vicecomes Weymouth.
Henry Vicecomes Sidney.
Richard Vicecomes Lumley.
Henry Lord Bishop of London.
Nathaniell Lord Bishop of Durham.
Peter Lord Bishop of Winchester.
William Lord Bishop of St. Asaph.
Thomas Lord Bishop of Rochester.
Tymothy Lord Bishop of Oxford.
Gilbert Lord Bishop of Sarum.
Humphrey Lord Bishop of Bangor.
Nicholas Lord Bishop of Chester.
Edward Lord Bishop of Worcester.
Symon Lord Bishop of Chichester.
John Lord Delawar.
Henry Lord Grey of Ruthin.
Francis Lord Howard of Effingham.
Charles Lord North & Grey.
Robert Lord Sidney.
John Lord Lovelace.
William Lord Maynard.
Thomas Lord Coventry.
Henry Lord Herbert of Cherb.
Thomas Lord Jermyn.
John Lord Colepeper.
Charles Lord Clifford.
Robert Lord Lucas.
John Lord Berkeley.
Charles Lord Granville.
Thomas Lord Crewe.
Peregrine Lord Keveton.
John Lord Ossulston.
John Lord Ashburnham.
Ld. Keveton introduced;
This Day Peregrine Osborne Baron of Keveton was
introduced, between the Lord Delawar and the Lord
Grey of Ruthin; the Herald going before. He presented his Writ of Summons on his Knee to the
Speaker, and he gave it to the Clerk, who read it
"Gulielmus & Maria, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ,
Franciæ, & Hiberniæ Rex & Regina, Fidei Defensores, &c. Prædilecto & Fideli Nostro Peregrino Osborne Kiveton Chr. Salotem: Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ & Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ
concernen. quoddam Parliamentum Nostrum apud
Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Die instantis
Martii, teneri ordinaverimus, & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri
Colloquium habere & Tractatum; vobis, sub Fide
& Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungend. mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante
Excusatione quacunque, ad dictum Parliamentum
Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum
Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus prædictis, super
dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur. Et hoc, sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac
Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd.
Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.
Testibus Nobis ipsis, apud Wesm. XIIII Die
Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo.
and takes the Oaths.
And then he was placed on the Barons Bench in
his Father's Barony; and then came to the Clerk's
Table, and took the Oaths, and made the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes in that Behalf made.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de
Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris,
videlicet, 21um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.