House of Lords Journal Volume 16
6 November 1701

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 6 November 1701', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 776. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13934 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 6 Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Radnor.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That there was a Commission for further proroguing of the Parliament."

Then the Lords Commissioners, in their Robes, took their Places on a Form, placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and the Earl of Oxford on his Right Hand; and the Lord President and Earl of Stamford on his Left Hand; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to go to the House of Commons, and let them know, "The Lords Commissioners desire them to come, and hear the said Commission read."

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

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

Gulielimus R.

"Gulielimus Tertius, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Fratri Nostro Principi Georgio de Denmarke, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Nathan Wrighte Militi Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Angl. Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Thomæ Comiti Pembroke et Montgomery Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Will'o Duci Devon. Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somersett, Jacobo Duci Ormonde, Meinhardt Duci Schonberg, Carolo Duci Bolton, Thomæ Duci Leeds, Carolo Duci Salop. Rob'to Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl., Carolo Comiti Carliol. Comiti Marescallo Angl. Ed'r'o Comiti Jerzey Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Alberico Comiti Oxon. Carolo Comiti Dors. & Middl'x, Carolo Comiti Manchester, Thomæ Comiti Stamford, Rob'to Comiti Sunderland, Carolo Comiti Berkeley, Laurentio Comiti Roffen. Will'o Comiti Portland, Rad'o Comiti Montagu, Johanni Comiti Marlborough, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Fran'co Comiti Bradford Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Henrico Comiti Romney Guardiano Quinque Portuum Nostrorum, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Henrico Episcopo London. ac Prædilectis et Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Domino Ferrers, Thomæ Domino Wharton Contrarotulatori Hospitii Nostri, Rob'to Domino Lexington, Sidney Domino Godolphin, Johanni Domino Sommers, et Carolo Domino Halifax, 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 Civitatem Nostram Westm. Sexto Die Februarii ult. præterit. inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad et in Decimum Diem ejusdem Februarii prorogatum fuerat; et abinde, per separales Prorogationes et Adjournationes, ad et in instantem Diem Jovis, Sextum Diem Novembris, 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, hoc instante Die Jovis, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Decimum Tertium Diem hujus instantis Novembris, apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum et continuandum, ibidem 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 exercendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Sexto Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Decimo Tertio.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued:

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"By Virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, and to us directed, we do, in His Majesty's Name, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant November: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Thursday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant November."

Lunæ, 18° Maii, 1702, examined by us,

Warrington.
Ric. Peterb.
Jo. Bangor.

Dissolved.

This Parliament was dissolved, by proclamation, dat. 11° Novembris, 1701, Anno 13° Gul. Tertii Regis.