House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 6 February 1701

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 16, 1696-1701. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 6 February 1701', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 16, 1696-1701, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 590. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol16/p590 [accessed 18 April 2024]

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Anno 12 Gulielmi Tertii.

DIE Jovis, Sexto Die Februarii, 1700, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini Gulielmi Tertii, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ Franciæ et Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Duodecimo, in Superiori Domo apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur:

Epus. Duresme, & Crew.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petrib.
Nathan Wrighte, Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli Angl.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburgh.
March. Normanby.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Cholmondeley.

The King's most Excellent Majesty having, by His Writ of Summons, bearing Date at Westminster, the Six and Twentieth Day of December last past, appointed His Parliament to open and begin this Day; for great and weighty Considerations (with the Advice of His Privy Council), did, by His Writ under the Great Seal of England, dated the Fifth Day of February Instant, prorogue the said Parliament until Monday the Tenth Day of this Instant February.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had sent a Writ, under the Great Seal, for proroguing the Parliament."

And the Lords Spiritual and Temporal being assembled, and the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, being present, the Writ was read by the Clerk, as followeth:

Writ for proroguing the Parliament.

"Gulielmus R.

"Gulielmus Tertius, Dei Gratia, Angl., Scotiæ Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Prædilectis et Fidelibus Nostris Prælatis, Magnatibus, et Proceribus Regni Nostri Angl. ac Dilectis et Fidelibus Nostris Militibus, Civibus, et Burgensibus dicti Regni Nostri, ad Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. Die Jovis, Sexto Die instantis Mensis Februarii, inchoandum et tenendum, convocatis et electis, et vestrum cuilibet, Salutem. Cum Nos, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem dicti Regni Nostri Angl. ac Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, dictum Parliamentum Nostrum ad Diem et Locum præd. teneri ordinavimus; ac vobis, per separalia Brevia Nostra, apud Civitatem et Diem præd. interesse mandavimus, ad tractand. consentiend. et concludend. super iis quæ in dicto Parliamento Nostro tunc et ibidem proponerentur et tractarentur: Quibusdam tamen certis de Causis et Considerationibus Nos ad præsens specialiter moventibus, dictum Parliamentum Nostrum usque Diem Lunæ, Decimum Diem ejusdem Februarii, duximus prorogandum; ita quod nec vos, nec aliquis vestrum, ad dictum Diem Jovis Sextum Diem Februarii, apud Civitatem præd. comparere teneamini, seu (fn. 1) arctemini; volumus enim vos, et (fn. 2) quemlibet vestrum, inde erga Nos penitus exonerari; mandantes, et, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter injungendo præcipientes, vobis, et cuilibet vestrum, ac omnibus aliis quibus in hac Parte (fn. 3) intersit, quod ad dictum Diem Lunæ, Decimum Diem Februarii, apud præd. Civitatem Westm. personaliter compareatis et intersitis, et quilibet vestrum compareat et intersit, ad tractand. faciend. agend. et concludend. super iis quæ in dicto Parliamento Nostro, de communi Concilio dicti Regni Nostri, favente Deo, contigerint ordinari.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Quinto Die Februarii, Anno Regni Nostri Duodecimo.

"Breve ad Parliament. (de Prima Summonitione) prorogand.

"Chute."

Footnotes

  • 1. Origin. tractemini.
  • 2. Origin. quilibet.
  • 3. Origin. interests.