DIE Lunæ, 28 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Epus. Bath et Wells.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
Comes St. Albans.
Ds. Arundell Warder.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard Brand.
Ds. Arundell de Treric.
Ds. Butler M. Park.
Ds. Grey de Rol.
L. Hunsdon takes his Seat.
This Day Robert Carey Chevalier sat first in Parliament, as Lord Hunsdon, by virtue of His Majesty's
Writ of Summons, dated at Westm. the 26th Day
of May, in the 29th Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second, being upon
Descent, after the Death of John Earl of Dover, Baron,
D. of Monmouth versus Countess of Northumb.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, in the
Case before this House, "Whether the Countess
Dowager of Northumberland shall have Privilege of
Parliament in the Causes prosecuted in the Courts
of Common Pleas and Exchequer by the Duke of
Monmouth, wherein she hath appeared, either as Defendant, or as Guardian to the Lady Elizabeth Percy
After Consideration had of what was offered on either
Part (it appearing that all Pretences to Mean Profits of
the Lands in Question, and Costs and Damages concerning the same are disclaimed by the Duke of Monmouth
as against the said Countess), the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled do declare, That
there is no Privilege due to the said Countess of Northumberland, in any Suit wherein she appears as a Guardian only, and hath not a Personal or Real Concern of
The Lord Chancellor declared to the House, That
he had a Message (in Command) from His Majesty, to
deliver to their Lordships; (videlicet,)
Message from the King, to adjourn.
"That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, That this House
adjourn itself to Monday the Sixteenth Day of July
next; His Majesty not intending (at present) that the
Parliament should continue together to dispatch any
Business till towards Winter: But (in regard of the
present Posture of Affairs) lest there should be any
sooner Occasion of their Assistance, He thinks fit to
continue their assembling, by such a short Adjournment; and if any such Occasion shall happen, His
Majesty will in due Time signify His Pleasure by His
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum adjournandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet,
decimum sextum diem Julii jam proxime futuri, hora
decima, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,
Anglesey, C. P. S.