House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 30 December 1678

Pages 446-447

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Lunæ, 30 die Decembris.


Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Lyncolne.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Albemarle.
Dux Monmouth.
Marq. Winton.
Marq. Worcester.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Clare.
Comes Westmerland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Marlborough.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborough.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Thannet.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes St. Albans.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Feversham.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Vicecomes Newport.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Gerard B.
Ds. Wotton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Freschevile.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M. P.


E. of Marlborough takes the Oaths.

This Day William Earl of Marlborough took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more effectual preserving the Person of His Majesty and His Government, by disabling of Papists from fitting in either House of Parliament.

King present.

His Majesty, sitting in His Royal Throne, adorned with His Regal Crown and Ornaments, (the Peers being in their Robes) commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the House of Commons His Majesty's Pleasure, "That they attend Him presently."

Who being come, with their Speaker; His Majesty made a Speech to this Effect, to both Houses:

His Speech.

His Majesty said, "That it is with great Unwillingness that He is come to tell them, that He intends to prorogue them. All of them are Witness that He hath not been used well; the Particulars of which He will acquaint them with at a more seasonable Time: In the mean Time, He will immediately enter upon the Disbanding of the Army; and so do what He can for the Good of the Kingdom, and Safety of Religion: That He will prosecute the Discovery of the Plot, to find out the Instruments of it; and He will take all the Care that is in His Power, to secure the Protestant Religion as it is now established."

He said, "He had no more to say to them; but leave it to the Lord Chancellor to prorogue them, as He had commanded him."

Parliament prorogued.

Then the Lord Chancellor said, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to the Fourth Day of February next: And this Parliament is prorogued to the Fourth Day of February next."

Hitherto examined, this 7th Day of January, 1678, by us,

Anglesey, C. P. S.
J. Bridgewater.
Joh. Roffen.
Thomas Lincolne.
Tho. Exon.
North & Grey.
Vaughan Carbery.