House of Lords Journal Volume 11
21 June 1665


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 21 June 1665', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666 (1767-1830), pp. 677-678. URL: Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 21 die Junii, 1665.

MEMORANDUM, quod hodierno die, videlicet, vicesimo primo die Junii, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratiâ, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hib. Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Septimo Decimo, in quem diem prorogat. fuerat hoc præsens Parliamentum, convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales quorum nomina subscribuntur:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Cleveland.
Comes Newport.
Comes Carlile.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. Berkley de Berkley.
Ds. Euers.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Crofts.
Ds. Arlington.
Ds. Frecheville.


The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That the King hath been pleased to confer the Honour of Peerage upon Sir Henry Bennett Knight, now Lord Arlington; and John Freescheville Esquire, now Lord Freeschcville of Staveley; and that they are ready without, and desire to be introduced."

Hereupon the House appointed the Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household (in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain of England) to introduce them.

Ld. Arlington introduced.

Then the Lord Arlington, being conducted by the Lord Chamberlain and Garter King at Arms, after several Obeisances made, was presented, between the Lord Chandos and the Lord Crofts, to the Lord Chancellor; and his Lordship's Patent and Writ being laid upon the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor delivered them to the Clerk of the Parliaments, who read the said Writ, and Date of the Patent of Creation. And afterwards his Lordship was placed at the lower End of the Barons Bench; and then was placed in the Place appointed by the Act of Parliament, as Chief Secretary of State.

Ld. Freescheville introduced.

In the like Manner John Lord Freescheville was introducted, between the Lord Berkley of Berkley and the Lord Hunsdon, and placed on the Barons Bench, next the Lord Arlington, at the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Message to H. C. to come and hear the Commission read.

Then the House commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to give the House of Commons Notice, "That they come up, with their Speaker, to hear the Prorogation of this Parliament, by virtue of His Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal of England."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Peers went and robed themselves.

The House was resumed.

The Commons being come, with their Speaker; the Lord Chancellor delivered His Majesty's Commission to the Clerk of the Parliaments, who read the same publicly; the Tenor of which Commission followeth:

Commission to prorogue the Parliament.


"CAROLUS Secundus, Dei Gratiâ, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Edwardo Comiti Clarendon Domino Cancellario Angliæ, Thomæ Comiti South'ton Domino Thesaurario Angliæ, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Domino Roberts Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Georgio Duci Buckingham, Georgio Duci Albemarle omnium Exercituum Nostrorum Generali, Jacobo Comiti Brecon Duci Ormond Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Edwardo Comiti Manchester Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis Nostris Joh'i Comiti Bridgwater, Will'o Comiti Devon, Joh'i Comiti Clare, Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Comiti Berks, Charissimis Consanguineis Nostris Thomæ Comiti Cleveland, Mountjoy Comiti Newport, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Henric. Comiti St. Albans, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Joh'i Comiti Bathon, Charissimis Consanguineis Nostris Will'o Comiti Craven, Joh'i Vicecomiti Mordant, Reverendo in Christo Patri Humfred. Episcopo London. Prædilecto & Fideli Nostro Will'o Domino Pagett, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ric'o Domino Vaughan, Prædilectis & Fidelibus Nostris Joh'i Domino Lucas, Carolo Domino Gerrard de Brandon, Will'o Domino Crofts, Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Joh'i Domino Berkley de Stratton, Antonio Domino Ashley Cancellario et Sub-thesaurario Scaccarii Nostri, ac Prædilecto & Fideli Nostro Joh'i Domino Crewe: 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 ordinavimus, À quo die idem præsens Parliamentum Nostrum per separales Prorogationes usque ad & in Secundum diem Martii ult. præterit. continuatum suerat, eodemque die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad & in instantem Vicesimum Primum diem Junii prorogatum fuerat, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulteriùs prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentiâ, & 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 Mercurii, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad & in Primum diem Augusti jam proxime futuri, usque ad prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & prosequendum, Et 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, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes."

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo Primo die Junii, Anno Regni Nostri Decimo Septimo.

"Per ipsum Regem.


Examined by us,
C. Nottingham.
J. Bridgewater.
Say & Seale.
Humfr. London.
B. Lincoln.

Which Commission being read, the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Privy Seal, and the Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, Three of the Commissioners, sitting upon a Form between the State and the Woolsack;

Parliament prorogued.

Domini Commissionarii hodie præsentes, virtute Commissionis prædict. præsens Parliamentum prorogaverunt usque in primum diem Augusti jam proxime futuri, Domino Cancellario ita declarante.