DIE Martis, 1 die Octobris,
Domini tam Spirituales
quam Temporales, quorum nomina subsequuntur,
p. Archiepus. Eboracen.
p. Epus. London.
p. Epus. Dunelmen.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Heref.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Lincoln.
p. Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Wellen.
p. Epus. Coven. et Lichef.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Carliolen.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Gloucestren.
|p. Nicholaus Bakon, Miles, Custos Mag. Sigilli.
p. Marchio Winton, Thesaurarius.
p. Dux Norff. Comes Marescallus.
p. Marchio Northampton.
p. Comes Northumbr.
p. Comes Westmerland.
p. Comes Salopp.
p. Comes Wigorn.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntington.
p. Comes Leycestr.
p. Vicecomes Mountague.
p. Ds. Clynton, Admirallus.
p. Ds. Howard, Camerarius.
p. Ds. Straunge.
p. Ds. Barckleye.
p. Ds. Morley.
Ds. Dacres Gillisland.
p. Ds. Cobham.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Graye Wilton.
p. Ds. Dudley.
p. Ds. Latymer.
p. Ds. Mountioy.
p. Ds. Darcie.
p. Ds. Mountegle.
p. Ds. Vauxe.
p. Ds. Windesor.
p. Ds. Wentworthe.
p. Ds. Burghe.
Ds. St. John.
p. Ds. Mordaunt.
p. Ds. Crumwell.
p. Ds. Evers.
p. Ds. Willoughbie.
p. Ds. Sheffelde.
p. Ds. Paget.
p. Ds. Darcie de Chechie.
p. Ds. Northe.
p. Ds. Chandos.
p. Ds. Hastings.
p. Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John de Bletsoo.
vice lecta est Billa, for the making void
of Fraudulent Gifts and Alienations.
Lord Keeper delivers the Queen's Commission to the Clerk of the Parliament to read to both Houses, in consequence of their Address.
The Queen's Highness, having been moved in the Suit
agreed upon, as is aforesaid, made Signification of Her
Royal Pleasure in the same, by the Right Honourable
Eight Personages before named, unto all the Lords and
Commons purposely, by Her Highness's Commandment,
for that respect assembled together in the Upper
House, called the Lords Parliament-Chamber, this present Tuesday, being the First of October; and thereupon
the Lord Keeper shewed forth a Commission from Her
Highness, under the Broad Seal of England, directed
unto him, which he commanded the Clerk openly to
read unto them; the Tenor whereof thus ensueth, verbatim:
The Queen's Commission, authorising the Lord Keeper to direct the Commons to chuse a Speaker.
"Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc.
To our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Counsellor Sir Nicholas Bakon, Knight, Lord Keeper of Our
Great Seal of England, Greeting: Where, in the
Beginning of this present Parliament, holden at
Westm. the Twelfth Day of January, in the Fifth
Year of Our Reign, the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, being assembled in the same Parliament, were
commanded by Us to go to their accustomed Place,
and there to choose, among themselves, one to be
their Speaker, according to the accustomed Manner;
whereupon the same Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses,
did elect and choose one Thomas Wylliams, Esquire, to be
their Speaker, and the same their Election did afterwards
certify unto Us, which We did allow and ratify;
since which Time, this Our present Parliament hath
been continued, by divers Prorogations, until the
Thirtieth of September, in this present Eighth Year
of Our Reign; at which Day the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal, and also the said Knights, Citizens, and
Burgesses, being assembled for this present Parliament at Westm. in their accustomed Places, the said
Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, have declared unto
Us, That the said Thomas Williams, since the last Session of this present Parliament, is dead; and thereupon have made their humble Suit and Petition unto
Us, that they might have License and Commandment
from Us to proceed to elect, among themselves, one
other to be their Speaker, for the rest of this present
Parliament yet to come.
"Wherefore, We, having certain and perfect Knowledge that the said Thomas Williams is dead, as they
have alledged, and considering their humble Petition
and Request very meet and necessary to be granted,
have appointed and constituted you, and by these
Presents We do will, command, constitute, and appoint you, for Us, and in Our Name, to call the said
Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses before you, and
other the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled in
this Our present Parliament, in the Higher House
of Our Parliament at Westm. and there, for Us,
and in Our Name, to will and command the said
Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, to resort to their
accustomed Place, and there to elect and choose,
among themselves, one sufficient and able Person to
be their Speaker, for the rest of this present Parliament yet to come; and, after they have so made their
Election, that then Three or Four of them, for and
in all their Names, shall signify the same unto Us;
and thereupon We will further signify Our Pleasure
unto them, what Day and Time they shall present the
Person elected before Us, as heretofore hath been
in like Cases accustomed to be done: Wherefore Our
Will and Pleasure is, that you do diligently attend
about the doing of the Premisses, and execute the
same with Effect. In Witness whereof, We have
caused these Our Letters of Commission to be sealed
with Our Great Seal. Witness Ourself, at Westm.
the First Day of October, the Eighth Year of Our
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli continuavit presens Parliamentum usque in diem Mercurii, secundum diem