Monday, 4th June, 1660.
Members take Oaths.
THIS Day the Right honourable James, Marquis
and Earl of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,
and Lord Steward of the King's Majesty's Houshold,
came into the Lobby, at the Door of the House of Commons; where a Table being set, and a Chair prepared,
his Lordship being attended by the Clerk of the Crown,
and Wm. Jessop, Esquire, Clerk of the Commons House
of Parliament, with the Rolls of such Names of the
Commons, as were returned to serve in this present Parliament; his Lordship gave the Oaths of Supremacy
and Allegiance to several Members of the House, (now
called by a Cryer) whom he had by his Commission, or
Warrant, bearing Date this Day, deputed to administer
the same to other Members in his Absence; the Clerk
of the Commons House writing down the Names of
those to whom the Oaths were so administered; and
each Person, so written down, answering to his Name
as he was called; the Clerk of the Commons also
reading, in the first Place, publickly, the Oath of Supremacy, and, afterwards, the Oath of Allegiance by
Parts; and each Member repeating the same.
The Names of the Commissioners deputed by his
Lordship, and sworn as aforesaid, are as followeth; viz.
Arthur Annesley, Esq; Denzill Hollis, Esq; Sir Anth.
Ashley Cooper, Bart. Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Bart. Sir Wm.
Waller, Knight, Sir Anth. Irby, Knight, Sir Richard
Browne, Knight, Sir Wm. Morris, Knight, Principal
Secretary of State, Sir John Holland, Bart. Sir Wm.
Lewis, Knight, Sir Walter Earle, Knight, Sir Dudly
North, Knight of the Bath, Henage Finch, Esq; Wm.
Pryn, Esq; Richard Knightley, Esq; Thomas Hatcher,
Esq; Job Charleton, Esq; Edward Turner, Esq; Edward King, Esq; Samuell Jones, Esq;
Besides whom, his Lordship, before his Departure, administered the same Oaths to several other Members of
the House. And afterwards divers of the Commissioners,
deputed as aforesaid, divided themselves into several
Places, and administered the same Oaths of Supremacy
and Allegiance to other Members of the House: So that
the whole Number, who took the said Oaths this Day,
amounted unto Four hundred Twenty-eight.
The Form of the Deputation, granted by the Lord Steward, is as followeth; viz.
Lord Steward's Deputation.
JAMES BUTLER, Marquis and Earl of Ormond, Earl of Ossory, Viscount Thurles, Baron of Arclo,
Ld. Lieutenant of Ireland, Lord Steward of his Majesty's Houshold, Chancellor of the University of
Dublyn, Knight of the Most honourable Order of the
Garter, and one of his Majesty's Privy Council of
England and Ireland, To all to whom these Presents
shall come Greeting. Know ye that I the said Lord
Steward, by virtue of my said Office of Lord Steward,
have constituted, named, and appointed, and by these
Presents do constitute, name, and appoint, the Right
honourable Arthur Annesley, Esquire, Sir Wm. Morris,
Knight, Principal Secretary of State, Denzill Hollis,
Esquire, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Sir John Holland,
Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Baronets, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir
Wm. Waller, Sir Walter Earle, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir
Dudly North, Sir Richard Browne, Sir John Robinson,
Sir Henage Finch, Knights, John Crew, Wm. Pryn, Richard Knightly, Tho. Hatcher, Edward Turner, Edward
King, Samuell Jones, Job Charleton, Esquires, or any Six,
Five, Four, Three, Two, or One of them, my Deputies, and Deputy, in my Place and Stead, to tender and
minister the Oath of Supremacy, according to the Form
and Effect prescribed and set down in the Statute in that
Behalf made, in the First Year of the Reign of the late
renowned Queen Elizabeth; and also the Oath of Allegiance, according to the Form and Effect prescribed and
set down in the Statute in that Behalf made in the Third
Year of the Reign of the late renowned King James; to
all and every Person which is, or shall be, elected, or
appointed a Knight, Citizen, or Burgess, or Baron for
any of the Five Ports, for the Parliament summoned to
beigin, and to be holden, the Twenty-fifth Day of April
last past; and to take and receive the Oaths of every the
said Person and Persons which is, or shall be, elected
or appointed Knight, Citizen, Burgess, or Baron for any
of the said Five Ports as aforesaid, for the same Parliament, begun and holden on the said Twenty-fifth Day of
April last past; giving them, Six, Five, Four, Three,
Two, and One of them, full Power and Authority to
execute and perform the same; ratifying, confirming,
and allowing, all and whatsoever my said Deputies, or
any Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, or One of them
shall do and perform in this Behalf, in as ample, perfect,
and full Manner, as if I myself had personally been present, and done the same: In Testimony whereof I
have hereunto set my Hand and Seal.
Given the Fourth Day of June, in the Twelfth Year
of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord Charles, by
the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland,
France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Seal. ( )
Oath of Supremacy.
The Form of the Oath of Supremacy, so administered,
is as followeth:
I A. B. do utterly testify and declare in my Conscience, that our Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second
is the only supreme Governor of this Realm, and of all
other his Majesty's Dominions and Countries, as well in
all Spiritual or Ecclesiastical Things or Causes, as Temporal; and that no foreign Prince, Person, Prelate, State,
or Potentate, hath, or ought to have, any Jurisdiction,
Power, Superiority, Pre-eminence, or Authority, Ecclesiastical or Spiritual, within this Realm: And therefore
I do utterly renounce and forsake all foreign Jurisdictions,
Powers, Superiorities, and Authorities; and do promise,
that from henceforth I shall bear Faith, and true Allegiance, to the King's Majesty, his Heirs, and lawful Successors; and, to my Power, shall assist and defend all
Jurisdictions, Privileges, Pre-eminences, and Authorities
granted or belonging to the King's Majesty, his Heirs
and Successors; or united and annexed to the Imperial
Crown of this Realm: So help me God, and by the
Contents of this Book.
Oath of Allegiance.
The Form of the Oath of Allegiance, so administered,
is as followeth:
I A. B. do truly and sincerely acknowledge, profess,
testify, and declare, in my Conscience, before God
and the World, that our Sovereign Lord King Charles
the Second is lawful and rightful King of this Realm,
and of all other his Majesty's Dominions and Countries;
and that the Pope, neither of himself, nor by any Authority of the Church or See of Rome, or by any other
Means, with any other, hath any Power or Authority to
depose the King, or to dispose any of his Majesty's Kingdoms or Dominions, or to authorize any foreign Prince
to invade or annoy him, or his Countries; or to discharge any of his Majesty's Subjects of their Allegiance
and Obedience to his Majesty; or to give Licence or
Leave to any of them to bear Arms, raise Tumult, or
to offer any Violence or Hurt to his Majesty's Royal
Person, State, or Government, or to any of his
Majesty's Subjects, within his Majesty's Dominions.
Also I do swear from my Heart, that, notwithstanding
any Declaration or Sentence of Excommunication, or
Deprivation, made or granted, or to be made or granted,
by the Pope, or his Successors, or by any Authority derived, or pretended to be derived, from him, or his See,
against the said King, his Heirs or Successors, or any
Absolution of the said Subjects from their Obedience,
I will bear Faith, and true Allegiance, to his Majesty, his
Heirs and Successors; and him and them will defend, to
the uttermost of my Power, against all Conspiracies and
Attempts whatsoever, which shall be made against his
or their Persons, their Crown and Dignity, by Reason
or Colour of any such Sentence or Declaration, or otherwise; and will do my best Endeavour to disclose and
make known unto his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors,
all Treasons, and traiterous Conspiracies, which I shall
know, or hear of, to be against him, or any of them.
And I do further swear, that I do, from my Heart,
abhor, detest, and abjure, as impious and heretical, this
damnable Doctrine and Position, "That Princes, which
be excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, may be
deposed or murdered by their Subjects, or any other
whatsoever." And I do believe, and in Conscience am
resolved, that neither the Pope, nor any Person whatsoever, hath Power to absolve me of this Oath, or any
Part thereof; which I acknowledge, by good and full
Authority, to be lawfully ministered unto me; and do
renounce all Pardons and Dispensations to the contrary:
And all these Things I do plainly and sincerely acknowledge and swear, according to these express Words by
me spoken, and according to the plain and common
Sense and Understanding of the same Words, without
any Equivocation, or mental Evasion, or secret Reservation whatsoever: And I do make this Recognition and
Acknowledgment heartily, willingly, and truly, upon the
true Faith of a Christian: So help me God.
Mr. Turner reports from the Committee of Privileges
and Elections, on the double Return for the City of
Exeter; that, upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared, that there was a Tumult at the Time of the Election;
and that Three Questions were in the Case; viz. Whether there was such a Force as made the Election void;
Whether the Sheriff did duly take the Poll; and, Whether the Freemen of the Place, alone, or the Freemen and
Freeholders, together, had Right to elect: And that
the Committee resolved therein, that, although there was
a Tumult, yet there was no such Force as to make the
Election void: and that the Poll was duly taken by the
Sheriff; and that the Right of Election belongs to the
Freemen; and were therefore of Opinion, that Serjeant
John Maynard, who had a greater Number of the Freemens Votes than Mr. Richard Ford, and Thomas Bampfeild, Esquire, who is returned by both the Indentures,
are duly elected, and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Bampfeild, and Mr. Serjeant Maynard,
were duly elected Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Exeter; and that they do sit in
He also reports from the said Committee, on the double Return for the Borough of Loswithell in the County
of Cornwall; that, upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared that the double Indenture, whereby Henry Foord
Esquire was returned, was so returned by the Mayor,
upon a Promise to him made, that, if it were adjudged
a false Return, he should be saved harmless therein; and
that the Committee were of Opinion, that John Clayton
and Walter Moyle Esquires were duly elected, and ought
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Clayton and Mr. Moyle were duly elected
Burgesses for the Borough of Loswithell in the County
of Cornwall, and do sit in this House.
He also reports from the same Committee, on the
double Return for the Borough of Rippon in the County
of Yorke; that, upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared, that the double Indenture, whereby Jo. Lambert
Esquire was returned, was so returned by the Mayor, to
satisfy the said Col. Lambert only; he confessing, that
Henry Arthington and Edmond Jennings Esquires, who
are returned by the other Indenture, had the greater
Number of Voices; and that the Committee were of
Opinion, the said Mr. Arthington and Mr. Jennings were
duly elected, and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Arthington and Mr. Jennings were duly
elected Burgesses for the Borough of Rippon; and that
they do sit in this House.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
do come in, and amend the Indentures accordingly.
The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery did accordingly
come to the Clerk's Table; and took off Mr. Ford's Indenture for the Borough of Loswithiell; and Col. Lambert's Indenture for Rippon; and did also withdraw the
Indenture whereby Mr. Bampfeild and Mr. Ford were
returned for Exeter; and the other Indenture, whereby
Mr. Bampfeild and Mr. Serj. Maynard were returned,
Resolved, That the Mayor of Loswithiell, who was
summoned to attend, be discharged from further Attendance or Restraint, he paying his Fees.
Proceedings against Regicides.
Mr. Pryn reports, that, according to the Commands
of this House, he carried to the Lords the Proclamation
against the Persons who sat in Judgment against the
late King, when Sentence of Death was given against him;
and brings Answer, that the Lords do agree thereunto.
Money due to Massey.
Whereas, by an Order of this House, of the Tenth of
July 1647, to which the Lords gave their Concurrence
the Fourteenth of the said July 1647, there was ordered
to be advanced unto Lieutenant General Massey, upon
the Moiety at Goldsmiths Hall, in course not then given,
for Security of the Two hundred thousand Pounds therein mentioned, the Sum of One thousand Pounds; of
which Sum of One thousand Pounds no Part was paid;
and the same, with Interest, was afterwards transferred
for Payment on Dean and Chapters Lands; as is certified by John Bateman, Clerk and Accomptant to the late
Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall: It is now Ordered, by the
Commons assembled in Parliament, that the said Sum
of One thousand Pounds, together with Interest after the
Rate of Six Pounds per Cent. from the said Fourteenth
of July 1647, to the Time it shall be paid in, be charged
on the Receipt of Excise; and that the said One thousand Pounds be paid to the said Lieutenant General Edward Massey, or his Assigns, by the Commissioners of
Excise, in Course; and that the Interest, which is accrued
for the said One thousand Pounds, from the said Fourteenth of July 1647, to the Date hereof, be forthwith
paid and satisfied by the Commissioners of Excise, out of
the Receipt of Excise, after the Rate of Six Pounds per
Cent. to the said Lieutenant General Edward Massey, or
his Assigns: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of
the said Lieutenant General Edward Massey, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt of the said One thousand
Pounds, and the Interest thereof respectively, shall be,
to the said Commissioners, a sufficient Discharge in that
Pardon and Oblivion.
Mr. Finch, in pursuance of the Order of the Second
of June instant, reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill for General Pardon, Oblivion, and Indemnity,
is referred, several Clauses, and some Amendments, to
be added to the said Bill; which Clauses he read in his
Place; and the same were after twice read by the Clerk;
and, upon the Question, after some Amendments at the
Table, agreed unto.
The House resumed the Debate upon the rest of the
Amendments to the Act for General Pardon and Oblivion, formerly reported.
Resolved, That these Words, viz. "and the County
of Monmouth," be added in the * Line of the * Folio,
next after the Word " * " in the Amendments.
Ordered, That this Debate be adjourned until Tomorrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.
General Mountague, being elected to serve as a Burgess
for the Borough of Weymouth, and also for the Borough
of Dover, elects to serve for the Borough of Dover, and
waveth his Election for the Borough of Weymouth.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a
new Writ for Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Weymouth in the
County of Dorsett: And that the Lord Chancellor of
England do pass the same under the Great Seal of