House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 20 October 1673

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 20 October 1673', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 586-587. British History Online [accessed 3 March 2024]


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DIE Lunæ, 20 die Octobris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristoll.
Ds. Cancellarius Angliæ.
Thomas Vicecomes Latymer, Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Arthurus Comes Anglesey, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Monmouth.
Robertus Comes de Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Jacobus Comes de Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Henricus Comes St. Albani, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis.
Comes Huntington.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Warwick et Holland.
Comes Dover.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Bath.
Comes Carlile.
Comes Craven.
Comes Alysbury.
Comes Arlington.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Mordant.
Vicecomes Hallifax.
Vicecomes Yarmouth.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Arundell de Warder.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Powis.
Ds. Herbert de Cherbury.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Astley.
Ds. Bellasis.
Ds. Gerard de Brandon.
Ds. Townsend.
Ds. Arundell de Trerice.
Ds. Butler de Moore Park.
Ds. Butler de Weston.


Viscount Latimer introduced.

This Day Thomas Osborne Baronet, being created Baron de Kiveton, in Comitat. Yorke, et Viscount Latymer, was introduced, in his Parliament Robes, between the Lord Viscount de Stafford and Lord Viscount Fauconberg; the Lord Great Chamberlain and Garter King at Arms going before.

His Lordship having delivered his Patent of Creation and Writ of Summons to Parliament to the Lord High Chancellor of England, upon his Knee, and he delivering the same to the Clerk of the Parliament, they were read publicly; the Patent bearing Date the 15th of August, A° 25° Regis Car'l. IIdi; and the Writ of Summons bearing Date the 17th Day of October, in the 25th Year of King Charles the Second: Which being done, he was placed at the lower End of the Earls Bench; and afterwards placed near the upper End of the Earls Bench, as Lord Treasurer of England.

Viscount Yarmouth introduced.

In the same Manner was Robert Paston Baronet, being created Baron Paston de Paston, et Viscount de Yarmouth, introduced, between the Earl of Dorset and Vicecomes de Stafford.

His Patent bears Date 19° Augusti (fn. 1) in the 25th Year of King Charles the Second; and the Writ of Summons dated the 17th Day of this Instant October: Which being both read, his Lordship was placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench.

L. Butler of Weston introduced.

Next, in the same Manner, Richard Lord Butler, created Baron de Weston, was introducted, between the Lord Mohun and the Lord Bellasis:

His Patent bears Date the 27th Day of August, in the 25th Year of King Charles the Second; and the Writ of Summons bears Date the 17th Day of this Instant October: Which being both read, his Lordship was brought and placed at the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Commissioners for proroguing the Parliament.

Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the King had granted a Commission, under the Great Seal of England, to prorogue the Parliament."

Hereupon the Lord Chancellor, having the Archbishop of Cant. the Lord Privy Seal, the Earl of Bridgwater, and the Earl of Arlington, on his Right Hand, the Lord Treasurer, the Duke of Bucks, the Lord Great Chamberlain on his Left Hand, Eight of the Commissioners, sitting upon a Form cross the House, between the Throne and the Lord Chancellor's Woolsack, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod had Command to give the House of Commons Notice of the said Commission, and to signify the Lords Desire that the House of Commons would be present, to hear the said Commission read.

Memorandum, That the Lords Commissioners and all the rest of the Lords sat with their Robes.

The House of Commons being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, as followeth:

Commission for the Prorogation.

"Carolus R.

"Carolus Secundus, Dei Gratià, Angliæ, Scociæ, Franciæ, & Hib. Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo & Prædilecto Fratri Nostro Jacobo Duci Ebor. & Albaniæ & Comiti Ultoniæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Gilberto Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angliæ Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Antonio Comiti Shaftesbury Domino Cancellario Nostro Angliæ, Thomæ Vicecomiti Latimer Thesaurario Nostro Angliæ, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Georgio Duci Buckingham Magistro Equorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Monmouth, Jacobo Duci Ormond Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Henrico Marchioni Wigorn. Præsidenti Consilii Nostri infra Principalitatem & Marchias Walliæ, Roberto Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angliæ, Henrico Comiti St. Albans Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Joh'i Comiti Bridgwater, Henric. Comiti Arlington Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum Uni, ac Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Francisco Domino Newport Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Salutem: Cum nuper, de quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ & Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Octavo die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio Decimo, inchoari & teneri ordinavimus, a quo die idem Parliamentum Nostrum per separales Prorogationes usque ad & in Decimum Quartum diem Februarii, Anno Regni Nostri Vicesimo Secundo, continuatum fuerat, quo die idem Parliamentum Nostrum tent. fuerat; posteaque, scilicet, Vicesimo Secundo die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Vicesimo Tertio, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogatum fuerat, ad & in Decimum Sextum diem Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Vicesimo Quarto; eodemque Decimo Sexto die Aprilis idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogatum fuerat ad & in Tricesimum diem Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Vicesimo Quarto prædict.; quo quidem Tricesimo die Octobris, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogatum fuerat ad & in Quartum diem Februarii, Anno Regni Nostri Vicesimo Quinto, apud Westm. tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis modò, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentiâ, & Circumspectione vestris plurimòm 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 Lunæ, ad Parliamentum Nostrum prædictum, Nomine Nostro, ad & in Vicesimum Septimum diem instantis Octobris, usque prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidem que tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & 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 præmissis faciend. agend. & exequend. pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Vicesimo Quinto.

"Per ipsum Regem, propriâ Manu signat.


Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, we do, in His Majesty's Name, prorogue the Parliament to the Twenty-seventh Day of this Instant October; and this Parliament is prorogued to the Twentyseventh Day of this Instant October."

Hitherto examined by us,

J. Bridgewater.
E. Howard.


  • 1. Bis in Originali.