House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 21 May 1706

Pages 166-167

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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Anno 5 Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Martis, 21 Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Essex.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Granville.


The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty had sent a Commission for the further proroguing of this Parliament."

Then the Lords Commissioners, in their Robes, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; the Duke of Bolton and the Lord Dartmouth on his Right Hand; and the Lord Wharton and Lord Granville on his Left Hand; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to go to the House of Commons, and let them know, "That the Commissioners desire they would "be present, to hear the said Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows; videlicet,)

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.


"Anna, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Marito Nostro Principi Georgio de Denmarke, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Cowper Arm. Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Angl. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Archiepisco Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Sidney Domino Godolphin Magno Thesaurario Angl. Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Joh'i Duci Newcastle Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Will'o Duci Devon. Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset Magistro Equorum Nostrorum Jacobo Duci Ormonde, Carolo Duci Bolton, Mainhardt Duci Schonberg, Thomæ Duci Leeds, Joh'i Duci Marlborough, Joh'i Duci de Comitat. Buckingham & de Normanby, Rad'o Duci Montagu, Rob'to Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl. Hen'co Comiti Kanc. Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Georgio Comiti Northampton, Carolo Comiti Manchester, Carolo Comiti Peterborough & Monmouth, Thomæ Comiti Stamford, Thomæ Comiti Thanet, Carolo Comiti Carliol. Carolo Bodvile Comiti Radnor, Carolo Comiti Berkeley, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Laurentio Comiti Roffen. Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Fran'co Comiti Bradford Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Ed'r'o Comiti Jersey, Thomæ Vicecomiti Weymouth, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Hen'co Episcopo London. ac Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Domino Ferrers, Thomæ Domino Wharton, Joh'i Domino Poulett de Hinton St. George, Rob'to Domino Lexington, Hugon. Domino Cholmondeley, Will'o Domino Dartmouth, Joh'i Domino Granville, Heneagio Domino Gernsey, & Joh'i Leveson Domino Gower, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angl. & Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Quarto Die Junii ultimo præterit. inchoari & teneri ordinavimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad & in Septimum Diem Septembris tunc prox. sequen. prorogatum fuerat; & abinde, per separales Prorogationes & Adjournationes, ad & in instantem Diem Martis, Vicesimum Primum Diem Maii, prorogatum & adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, & Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum considentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Martis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Martis, Decimum Septimum Diem Septembris jam prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta 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 faciendis, agendis, & exercendis, pareant, obediant, & inten dant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipsa, apud Westm. Vicesimo Primo Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Quinto.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.


Then the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"By Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission now read, and to us directed, we do, in Her Majesty's Name, prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Seventeenth Day of September next: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Tuesday the Seventeenth Day of September next."