DIE Lunæ, 2 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes (fn. *)
Comes St. Alban.
Vicecomes Say& Seale.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Gerard Brand.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Lords take the Oaths.
The Names of those Lords who this Day took the
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and
subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the late
Act of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the more
effectual Preservation of His Majesty's Person and
Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either
House of Parliament;" beginning with the Youngest
Thomas Lord Butler of Moore Parke.
Richard Lord Arundell of Trerise.
John Lord Freschevile.
George Lord Delamer.
Charles Lord Cornwallis.
Charles Lord Wotton.
Charles Lord Gerard Brand.
Edward Lord Rockingham.
Charles Lord Lucas.
Jacob Lord Astley.
Thomas Lord Colepeper.
Richard Lord Vaughan.
Richard Lord Byron.
Thomas Lord Leigh.
Edward Lord Herbert de Cherb.
William Lord Howard de Esc.
William Lord Maynard.
John Lord Pawlett.
John Lord Lovelace.
Ford Lord Grey de Wark.
Foulke Lord Brooke.
James Lord Chandos.
Charles Lord North & Grey.
William Lord Pagett.
Ralph Lord Eure.
Thomas Lord Windsor.
Charles Lord de Grey.
Robert Lord Ferrers.
Thomas Lord Morley.
George Lord Berkeley.
William Lord Bishop of St. David's.
Thomas Lord Bishop of Exon.
John Lord Bishop of Oxon.
Thomas Lord Bishop of Lyncolne.
Humphrey Lord Bishop of Bangor.
John Lord Bishop of Chester.
Peter Lord Bishop of Bath & Wells.
John Lord Bishop of Gloucester.
Guy Lord Bishop of Bristol.
Peter Lord Bishop of Ely.
John Lord Bishop of Rochester.
Joseph Lord Bishop of Peterborough.
Nathaniel Lord Bishop of Durham.
Henry Lord Bishop of London.
Francis Vicecomes Newport.
George Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Thomas Vicecomes Fauconberg.
William Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Lewis Earl of Feversham.
John Earl of Guilford.
Anth. Earl of Shaftesbury.
Rob't Earl of Aylesbury.
William Earl of Craven.
John Earl of Bath.
Arthur Earl of Essex.
Henry Earl of Clarendon.
Henry Earl of St. Alban.
Nicholas Earl of Scarsdale.
Rob't Earl of Sunderland.
William Earl of Strafford.
Henry Earl of Peterborough.
Thomas Earl Rivers.
John Earl of Mulgrave.
Rob't Earl of Manchester.
Charles Earl of Westmerland.
Gilb't Earl of Clare.
William Earl of Denhigh.
James Earl of North'ton.
Phillip Earl of Leycester.
John Earl of Bridgwater.
James Earl of Salisbury.
Charles Earl of Dorset & Midd.
James Earl of Suff.
William Earl of Bedford.
Theophilus Earl of Huntingdon.
Anthony Earl of Kent.
Awbrcy Earl of Oxon.
Henry Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain of His
Rob't Earl of Lyndsey, Lord High Chamberlain of
Henry Marquis Dorchester.
Henry Marquis Worcester.
Charles Marquis Winchester.
James Duke of Monmouth.
Christopher Duke of Albemarle.
Arthur Earl of Anglesey, Lord Privy Seal.
Thomas Earl of Danby, Lord High Treasurer of
Heneage Lord Finch, Lord High Chancellor of
William Archbishop of Canterbury.
Rupert Duke of Cumberland.
L. Wharton accused for not kissing the Book when he took the Oaths.
The House was informed, by some Lords, "That
they had taken Notice that the Lord Wharton did
not kiss the Book, when he took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy this Day, and so hath not
legally taken the said Oaths."
His Lordship, being gone out of the House, was
And being in his Place, the Lord Chancellor told
him, "That the House was of Opinion, that he hath
not taken the Oaths this Day in a legal Manner,
because he did not kiss the Book."
To which his Lordship said, "That he had been allowed to do as he did this Day at several Times in
this House when he did take the Oaths;" and presently withdrew.
And then, the Lord Wharton being withdrawn, the
House made the following Order:
L. Wharton's Name struck out of the Roll.
"Forasmuch as this Day the Lord Wharton did not
take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy in due
Form, not having kissed the Book; yet, having subscribed the Declaration, as if he had taken the said
Oaths: It is ORDERED, That the Name of the Lord
Wharton be put out of the Roll of Subscriptions to
And immediately his Name was put out of the Roll,
at the Table.
E. Leicester & E. St. Albans accused, for not pronouncing he Words of the Oaths;
It was averred in the House, "That the Earl of
Leycester and the Earl of St. Alban's did not pronounce some Words, in taking the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and making the Declaration
Their Lordships did offer to take the same again, for
the Satisfaction of the House; which they did accordingly.
and the M. of Dorchester.
The House was also acquainted, "That the Marquis
of Dorchester did not say some Words, in taking the
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and making
the Declaration, this Day."
Whereupon the House ORDERED, That his Lordship
should take the said Oaths, and make the Declaration,
again To-morrow Morning.
L. Carrington, Leave to go to his own House.
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Carington, now under the Custody of the Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod attending this House (his Lady
being sick in the Country) hath hereby Leave given him
to repair to his House in Oxfordshire, to remain under
Confinement, not to remove from thence, till the Pleasure of this House be further signified; and this shall
be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Edward Carteret Knight, Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy and
Deputies, and every of them.
Lords Committees to examine Letters, &c. to be given in Evidence at Trials.
ORDERED, That the Lords Committees for examining Persons and Papers for the further Discovery of the
horrid Design against His Majesty's Person and Government be, and are hereby, empowered to peruse and
methodise such Papers and Letters, and other Writings,
as their Lordships shall judge to be necessary for Evidence at the Trial or Trials of all or any of the Persons now in Custody or Prison for any Thing relating
to the said horrid Design.
Address for Papers to be delivered to Lords Committees to be used for Evidence.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Lords with WhiteStaves
do attend His Majesty, humbly to desire Him, from this
House, "That His Majesty will be pleased to give
Order, that such Papers and Letters as were by the
Lords Committees for examining Papers delivered to
His Majesty's Attorney General, to be used as Evidence at the Trial of Edward Coleman, and are since
by His Majesty's Order delivered over to One of the
Clerks of the Council, may be transmitted to the said
Lords Committees for their further Perusal, in order
to the Trials of other Persons now in Custody.
E. of Fingal, Leave to travel.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That Luke Earl of Fingall, in the
Kingdom of Ireland, be, and is hereby, authorized and
permitted forthwith to repair to any of His Majesty's
Sea Ports of this Kingdom, and to pass, with Two Servants, (videlicet) Edmond Barry and Christopher Archbold, from thence to France and Flanders, without the
Lett, Stay, or Interruption of any Person or Persons
whatsoever; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on
Gilmans & al. Spaniards, Prisoners in The Gatehouse, discharged.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Henry Gilmans,
Peter de Mulder, Lewis Casteels, Thomas Ael Brechts,
Giles Bowens, Jan Sluiter, Jan Leysens, and Giles
Malvoe, Artificers, Natives of The Spanish Netherlands,
now Prisoners in The Gatehouse at Westminster; shewing,
"That, being settled for several Years in following their
respective Trades in St. Martins le Grand, they are
imprisoned for not being willing to take the Oath of
Supremacy; and praying, that they may be set at
Liberty to follow their several Trades, or have Time
to prepare for their Return to their own Country:"
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Henry Gilmans, Peter de Mulder,
Lewis Casteels, Thomas Ael Brechts, Giles Bowen, Jan
Leysens, and Giles Malvoe, be, and are hereby, discharged from their present Imprisonment; and this shall
be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Keeper of the Prison of The Gatehouse at Westm. his Deputy and Deputies,
and every of them.
Vaughans, to be examined at the Bar.
The Earl of Essex reported, from the Lords Committees appointed to take Examinations concerning the
Discovery of the horrid Design against His Majesty's
Person and Government, "That they had brought before them Richard Vaughan and John Vaughan, who
were sent for by Order of this House; therefore the
Committee desires that the said Persons may be brought
to this Bar, to be examined; and at the same Time
William Bedloe may be present, to offer what he hath
to charge them."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That the said Richard
and John Vaughan be brought to this Bar To-morrow
Morning, at which Time William Bedloe is to be
King's Answer, concerning the Militia.
The Lord Treasurer reported, "That the Lords with
White Staves have attended His Majesty with the
Address, humbly to desire Him that He will be
pleased, That so far as the Militia of this Kingdom
may be employed by Law, His Majesty will be
pleased to improve it for the Security of His Majesty
and this Kingdom; to which His Majesty says, He
will take Care for the Doing thereof."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 3um diem
instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic
Hitherto examined, this 16th Day of December, 1678, by us,
P. Bath & Wells.