House of Lords Journal Volume 11
20 February 1666

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 20 February 1666', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666 (1767-1830), pp. 702-703. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14480 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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Die Martis, 20 die Februarii, 1665.

MEMORANDUM, quod hodierno die, (videlicet,) vicesimo die Februarii, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratiâ, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hib. Regis, Fidei Defensoris, Decimo Octavo, in quem diem prorogat. suit hoc præsens Parliamentum, convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales quorum Nomina subscribuntur:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Craven.
Ds. Arlington.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. De la War.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Crofts.
Ds. Wotton.
Ds. Ashley.

PRAYERS.

Archbp. of Cant. Speaker.

The Lord Archbishop of Cant. sat Speaker this Day, by virtue of a Commission under the Great Seal for that Purpose.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, that the Lords might put on their Robes.

The House being resumed;

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

The Usher of the Black Rod, by Command of the House, went to desire the Commons to come up, with their Speaker, to take Notice of the further 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 Parliaments Deputy presented His Majesty's Commission to the Lord Archbishop of Cant. (being now placed on a Form set across the House after the usual Manner) with the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Bridgwater, and the Earl of Craven, Commissioners also.

The Archbishop of Cant. said,

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

"It is His Majesty's Pleasure that this Parliament shall be prorogued to a further Time, as you will hear by His Majesty's Commission to that Purpose."

Then the Commission being delivered to the Clerk of the Parliaments Deputy (in his Absence), it was read, in these Words:

Commission to prorogue the Parliament.

"CHARLES R."

"CAROLUS Secundus, Dei Gratiâ, Angl. Scotiæ, Franc. et Hib. Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Gilberto Archiepiscopo Cant. totius Angliæ Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Edwardo Comiti Clarendon Domino Cancellario Angl. Thomæ Comiti South'ton Domino Thesaurario Angl. Prædilecto et 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, Jocobo Comiti Brecon Duci Ormond Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Edwardo Comiti Manchester Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis Nostris Joh'i Comiti Bridgwater, Will'o Comiti Devon, Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Comiti Berks, Charissimo Consanguineis Nostro Thomæ Comiti Cleveland, 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 & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Humfredo 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 Berkeley 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 Tricesimum Primum diem Octobris ult. præterit. continuatum fuerat, eodemque die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad & in instantem Vicesimum diem Februarii 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 Martis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad & in Vicesimum Tertium diem Aprilis jam proxime futur. usque 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 præ- missis (fn. *) faciend. agend. & exequend. pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes."

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo die Februarii, Anno Regni Nostri Decimo Octavo."

"Per ipsum Regem, propriâ Manu signat.

"Barker."

Which Commission being read;

Parliament prorogued.

Domini Commissionarii hodie præsentes, virtute Commissionis prædict. præsens Parliamentum prorogabant usque in vicesimum tertium diem Aprilis proxime futuri, Domino Archiepiscopo Cantuariensi ita declarante.

Huc usque examinatur per nos,
Dorsett.
J. Bridgewater.
Dover.

Footnotes

* Origin. in faciend.