House of Lords Journal Volume 11
23 April 1666

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 23 April 1666', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666 (1767-1830), pp. 704-705. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14481 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 23 die Aprilis, 1666.

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

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Marq. Winton.
Ds. Camerarius Hospitii.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Viscount de Stafford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Mordant.
Ds. Arlington.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. De la War.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Frechevile.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords retired to 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 was commanded, by the House, to signify to the House of Commons, "That their Lordships desire them to come up, with their Speaker, to be present at 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 presented His Majesty's Commission to the Lord Chancellor (being placed on a Form set across the House, whereon sat these Lords following, as Commissioners with his Lordship; (videlicet,) the Lord Privy Seal, the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Bridgwater, the Bishop of London, the Lord Arlington, and the Lord Lucas), who commanded the same to be read; the Tenor whereof followeth:

"CAROLUS R."

Commission to prorogue the Parliament.

"CAROLUS Secundus, Dei Gratiâ, Angliæ, Scociæ, Franciæ, & Hib. 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, Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Comiti Berks, Charissimo Consanguineo 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 Consiliario Nostro Henrico Domino Arlington Principalium Secretariorum Nostrorum Uni, Prædilecto & Fideli Nostro Will'o Domini 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 & 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 & 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 Vicesimum diem Februarii ult. præterit. continuatum suit, eodemque die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad & in instantem Vicesimum Tertium diem Aprilis 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 considentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Consilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros, dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante die Lunæ, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad & in Decimum Octavum diem Septembris jam proximè futuri, usque Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & prosequendum. Et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac eâ in Formâ prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vice- comitibus, 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 Tertio die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Decimo Octavo."

"Barker."

"Per ipsum Regem, propriâ Manu signat."

Which Commission being read;

Parliament prorogued.

Domini Commissionarii hodie præsentes, virtute Commissionis prædict. præsens Parliamentum prorogabant usque in Decimum Octavum diem Septembris proxime futuri, Domino Cancellario ita declarante.

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