House of Lords Journal Volume 11
3 October 1665

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 3 October 1665', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666 (1767-1830), pp. 681-682. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14463 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Die Martis, 3 die Octobris, 1665.

MEMORANDUM, quod hodierno die, (videlicet,) tertio die Octobris, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratiâ, Angl. Scociæ, Franciæ, & 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.
Dux Albemarle.
Comes Craven.

Archb. Cant. Speaker.

Memorandum, That the Archbishop of Cant. was appointed Speaker this Day, by virtue of a Commission under the Great Seal of England; which was read.

Then the Archbishop of Cant. took the Place of Speaker.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, that the Peers might robe themselves.

The House being resumed;

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

The Yeoman Usher, by Command of the House, went to desire the House of Commons to come up, with their Speaker, to take Notice of the Prorogation of the Parliament, by virtue of His Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal of England.

The Commons being come, with their Speaker, the Clerk of the Parliament's Deputy presented His Majesty's Commission to the Lord Archbishop of Cant. who (being placed on a Form between the State and the Woolsack, with the Duke of Albemarle, the Earl of Craven, and the Lord Bishop of London) said,

"Mr. Speaker, and ye Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to a further Time and to another Place, of which you shall know more when ye hear His Majesty's Commission read."

Then the said Commission was read, by the Clerk of the Parliament's Deputy (in his Absence), in these Words, (videlicet),

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"CAROLUS Secundus, Dei Gratiâ, Angl. Scociæ, Franciæ, & Hib. Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Gilb'to Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Edwardo Comiti Clarendon Domino Cancellario Angl. Thomæ Comiti South'ton Domino Thesaurario Angl. 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, Mountjoye Comiti Newport, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Henr. 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 & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Humfredo Episcopo London. Prædilecto & Fideli Nostro Will'o Domino Paget Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ric'o Domino Vaughan, Prædilectis & Fidelibus Nostris Joh'i Domino Lucas, Carolo Domino Gerard de Brandon, Will'o Domino Crofts, Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Joh'i Domino Berkley de Stratton, Antonio Domino Ashley Cancellario & Sub-thesaurario Scaccarii Nostri, ac Prædilecto & Fideli Nostro Joh'i Domino Crewe, Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angl. & 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 primum diem Augusti ult. præterit. continuatum fuerat, eodemque die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad & in instantem Tertium diem Octobris 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, & Circumspectionibus, vestris plurimùm confidentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros, dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante die Martis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad & in Nonum diem instantis Octobris prædicti usque Civitatem Nostram Oxon. 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, & Bur- gensibus, 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 Oxon. Tertio die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Decimo Septimo."

"Barker."

"Per ipsum Regem, propriâ Manu signat."

Examined by us,

C. Nottingham.
J. Bridgewater.
Say & Seale.
Humfr. London.
B. Lincoln.
Chandos.
Hunsdon.

Which Commission being read;

Parliament prorogued.

Domini Commissionarii hodie præsentes, virtute Commissionis prædict. prorogaverunt præsens Parliamentum usque in nonum diem instantis Octobris, tenend. apud Civitatem Oxon. Domino Archiepiscopo Cant. ita declarante.