House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 13 May 1661

Pages 251-253

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 13 die Maii.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Ds. Cancellarius.
(fn. 1) L. Treasurer.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Albemarle.
Marq. Winton.
Marq. Dorchester.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Exon.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Devon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Berks.
Comes Cleveland.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Newport.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Portland.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathon.
Comes Carlisle.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Conway.
Viscount Campden.
Viscount de Stafford.
Viscount Fawconbridge.
Viscount Mordant.
Ds. Abergaveny.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. Berkeley de Berkley.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. D'acres.
Ds. Darcy et Conyers.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Crumwell.
Ds. Euers.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Chandois.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Gerard de Bromely.
Ds. Arrundell de Warder.
Ds. Mountagu.
Ds. Howard de Charlton.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Coventry.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Seymour.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Widdrington.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Bellasis.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkley de Stratton.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Townesend.
Ds. Ashley.

PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.

Committee to prepare an Address to the King, for communicating His Intention to marry.

It was moved, "That this House might return humble Thanks to the King, for communicating to this House His Intentions of Marriage."

Hereupon these Lords following were appointed to draw up what is fitting to be presented to His Majesty for that Purpose, and report the same to the House; videlicet,

L. Chamberlain.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathon.
Viscount Fawconbridge.
Ds. Berkley de Berkeley.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Robertes.

To withdraw presently into the Prince's Lodgings.

Bill to reverse the E. of Strafford's Attainder.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for reversing the Attainder of Thomas Earl of Strafford."

Bill to prevent Tumults and Disorders.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act against Tumults and Disorders, under Pretence of preparing Public Petitions, or other Addresses to His Majesty or the Parliament."

E. of Oxon's and Derby's, and Ld. Windsor's, Claim to the Office of Great Chamberlain.

The House took into Consideration the Petition of the Earl of Oxford, touching his Claim to the Office of the Lord Great Chamberlain of England."

The Order of this House, of the 28th of December, 1660, was read.

Likewise the Earl of Oxon's Petition, with the King's Reference, were read.

Also the Earl of Derbie's and the Lord Windsor's Petitions were read.

It is ORDERED, That the further Consideration of this Business is deferred until Thursday Morning next; and then the former Proceedings in this Cause, as they stand in the Journal Book, be prepared, and then read, for the better informing their Lordships in the Business.

Address of Thanks to the King, for communicating His Intention to marry:

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Committee have made a Draught of what they conceived fit to be presented to His Majesty, by Way of Thanks, in the Name of both Houses of Parliament; which they offer to their Lordships Consideration."

Which was read, as followeth:

"We, the Lords and, do humbly tender our Acknowledgements and Thanks unto Your Majesty, for that free and gracious Communication of Your Resolution to marry with the Infanta of Portugall, which we conceive to be of so high Concernment to this Nation, as that we receive it with great Joy and Satisfaction, and do with all Earnestness beg a Blessing upon, and a speedy Accomplishment of it; and we cannot but express our own unanimous Resolutions, which we are confident will have a general Influence upon the Hearts of all Your Subjects, that we shall upon all Occasions be ready to assist Your Majesty, in the Pursuance of these Your Intentions, against all Oppositions whatsoever."

The House approved of this Address; and ORDERED, That the same be presented to His Majesty; and that the same be communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference, for their Concurrence; and that their House would go in a Body with this House, when the same is presented.

Message to H. C. for a Conference about it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Bennett and Dr. Childe:

To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, upon somewhat His Majesty said to both Houses of Parliament at the Opening of the Parliament.

Lords to take the Oaths.

ORDERED, That this House be called on this Day Sevennight; and then the Lords are to take the Oath of Allegiance.

Answer from H. C.

The Messengers return with this Answer from the House of Commons:

That they will give a present Conference, as is desired.

Bastard, Ld. Mohun's Servant, arrested.

Upon Oath made at this Bar, by Edward Eaton, "That Joseph Bastard, menial Servant to the Lord Mohun, is arrested, and detained in Prison, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"

Neve sent for.

It is ORDERED, That Richard Neve, at whose Suit he was arrested, who knew he was the Lord Mohun's Servant, shall be sent for as a Delinquent, to appear before this House, to answer his said Offence.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.

Rogers, Ld. Willoughby's Servant, Goods seized.

Upon the Oath of William Willoughby Esquire, made at this Bar, "That John Holgate hath seized upon the Goods of Thomas Rogers, a menial Servant to the Lord Willoughby of Parham, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"

Holgate and Elliot sent for.

It is ORDERED, That the said John Holgate, and Phillip Elliott at whose Suit his Goods were seized, shall be sent for as Delinquents, and be brought before this House, to answer their several Offences.

No Motions after Twelve o'Clock.

ORDERED, That no new Motions shall be made in this House after Twelve of the Clock.

Lords to pay to the Poor, for coming after Prayers.

ORDERED, That, according to the ancient Order of this House, every Lord that comes after Prayers shall pay to the Poors Box, an Earl Two Shillings, and a Baron One Shilling; and the Clerk of the Crown is to collect it.

Message from H. C. about the Houses going to the King with the Address:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Solicitor:

To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons do fully and chearfully concur with their Lordships in the Matter of Thanks to be given to the King; and to inform their Lordships, that the Commons have on Saturday last passed a Vote to the same Purpose; and did send to the King, to know His Pleasure, at what Time and Place they should wait upon Him; and He hath appointed this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall. The House of Commons are very willing to agree that both Houses may go together; but are in a Perplexity how to effect it.

Ld. Chamberlain to attend the King about it.

Hereupon the Lords appointed the Lord Chamberlain presently to attend the King, and acquaint Him with the Intentions of this House, and know when His Majesty will give their Lordships Leave to wait upon Him as a House, and where.

Message to H. C. to fit a while.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Bennett and Dr. Childe:

To desire that they would fit a while; for their Lordships have sent the Lord Chamberlain to the King, to know His Pleasure, when this House shall wait upon Him.

ORDERED, That the Marquis of Winton, the Marquis of Dorchester, the Earl of Peterborough, the Lord Viscount Stafford, and the Lord Lovelace, be added to the Committee for Privileges and Petitions.

Houses to attend the King:

The Lord Chamberlain, being returned, acquainted their Lordships, "That His Majesty hath appointed both Houses to wait upon Him this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitchall."

Message to H. C. about it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Baron Atkins and Baron Turner:

To let them know, that the King hath appointed both Houses to attend Him, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall.

Committee for Privileges.

ORDERED, That the Meeting for the Committee for Privileges is put off until To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.

Answer from H. C.

The Messengers return with this Answer:

That the House of Commons intends to adjourn their House to Three a Clock this Afternoon; and from thence to go to Whitehall, to attend the King, with their Lordships.


Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Martis, 14 diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.


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