House of Lords Journal Volume 13
1 July 1680

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 1 July 1680', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 13: 1675-1681 (1767-1830), pp. 604-605. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11713 Date accessed: 01 November 2014.


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Anno 32 Caroli Secundi.

DIE Jovis, Primo die Julii, 1680, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Tricesimo Secundo, in quem diem prorogat. fuerat præsens Parliamentum, tenendum apud Civitatem Westmonasterii, in Superiori Parliamenti Domo, convenerunt Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. London.
Epus. Peterborow.
Ds. Finch, Ds. Cancellarius Angliæ.
Comes Anglesey, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Albemarle.
Dux Monmouth.
Comes Arlington, Camerarius Hospitii Regii.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Clare.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Craven.
Vicecomes Newport.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Cromwell.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Arundel de Trer.
Ds. Butler de Mo. Parke.

WHEREAS this Parliament was, on the Seventeenth Day of May last past, by His Majesty's Royal Commission under the Great Seal of England, prorogued to this Day, to be begun and holden at Westminster: It appearing, by the like Commission, that it is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure that this Parliament should be further prorogued to the Two and Twentieth Day of this present July; the Lord Finch Lord High Chancellor of England, the Earl of Anglescy Lord Privy Seal, the Duke of Albemarle, the Earl of Arlington Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Houshold, the Lord Viscount Newport, and the Lord Bishop of London (Six of the Lords authorized by His Majesty to make the said Prorogation), being placed in their Robes on a Form set cross the House at the Foot of His Majesty's Throne, after the usual Manner (the rest of the Lords being in their Robes also); the Lord Chancellor, in the Name of the said Lords Commissioners, commanded Thomas Duppa Esquire, Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, "That he go and desire the immediate Attendance of the Members of the House of Commons in this House, to hear His Majesty's Commission read."

Who being come; His Majesty's Commission was publicly read, by the Clerk, as followeth:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

CAROLUS R.

Carolus Secundus, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Consanguineo et Consiliario Nostro Principi Ruperto Comiti Palatini Rheni Duci Bavariæ et Cumbriæ, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'mo Archiepiscopo Cantuariens. totius Angliæ Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Heneagio Domino Finch Domino Cancellario Nostro Angliæ, Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Arthuro Comiti Anglesey Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Christophero Duci Albemarle, Henrico Duci New Castle, Henrico Marchioni Wigorn. Præsidenti Concilii Nostri infra Principalitatem et Marchias Walliæ, Henrico Comiti Arlington Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Jacobo Comiti Salisbury, Johanni Comiti Bridgewater, Roberto Comiti Sunderland uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Arthuro Comiti Essex, Johanni Comiti Bathon. Georgio Comiti Hallifax, Thomæ Vicecomiti Fauconberg, Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Francisco Vicecomiti Newport Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Henrico Episcopo London. et Prædilecto et Fideli Nostro, Will'mo Domino Maynard Contrarotulatori Hospitii Nostri, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Desensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ et Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Tricesimo Primo, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; a quo die idem præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, per separales Prorogationes, usque ad et in instantem Primum diem Julii prorogatum fuerat, ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum. Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus: De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectione vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante die Jovis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad et in Vicesimum Secundum diem ejusdem Julii, usque Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, prorogandum et continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum et prosequendum; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis et singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, et Burgensibus, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum conventur. Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciend. agend. et exequend. pareant, obedient, et intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Primo die Julii, Anno Regni Nostri Tricesimo Secundo.

"Barker.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat."

Hitherto examined, this 3d Day of November, 1680, by us,

Huntingdon. Winchilsea.
North & Grey.

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"By Virtue of His Majesty's Commission to us directed, we do prorogue this Parliament unto the Two and Twentieth Day of this present July. And this Parliament is prorogued to the Two and Twentieth Day of this present July."