House of Lords Journal Volume 15
26 September 1692

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 26 September 1692', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 101. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11834 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Anno 4 Gulielmi et Mariæ. DIE Lunæ, 26 Septembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Dux Norfolke.
March. Halifax.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Craven.
Comes Macclesfeild.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Hunsdon.

PRAYERS.

L. Hunsdon and L. Willoughby take their Seats.

This Day Robert Lord Hunsdon and Hugh Lord Willoughby of Parham sat first in Parliament; the Lord Hunsdon upon the Death of Robert Lord Hunsdon his Cousin German; and the Lord Willoughby upon the Death of Thomas Lord Willoughby his Father.

And they took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes. Then,

The Earl of Nottingham 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 between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Duke of Norfolke in the Middle; and the Earl of Macclesfeild on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Nottingham on his Left Hand; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to go to the House of Commons, and let them know, "That the Commissioners desire them to come and be present, to hear the said Commission read."

Who being come (without their Speaker); the Commission was read, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Mariar

"Gulielmus et Maria, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex et Regina, Fidei Defensores, &c. Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Thomæ Marchioni Carmarthen Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke et Montgomery' Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Henrico Duci Norfolc. Comiti Marescallo Angl. Carolo Duci Bolton, Rob'to Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl. Will'mo Comiti Devon. Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Comiti Dorsett et Midd'x Camerario Hospitti Nostri, Alberico Comiti Oxon. Will'mo Comiti Bedford, Joh'i Comiti Bridgewater, Joh'i Comiti Bathon. Carolo Comiti Macclesfeild, Danieli Comiti Nottingham Uni Principalium Secretariorum Nostrorum, Laurentio Comiti Roffen. Thomæ Comiti Fauconberge, Carolo Comiti Monmouth, Rad'o Comiti Mountagu, Henrico Comiti Warrington, Franc'o Vicecomiti Newport Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, ac Prædilectis et Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Domino Lexington, Carolo Domino Cornwallis, et Sidney Domino Godolphin, (fn. *) Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensronem Regni Nostri Angl. et Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad et in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Maii tunc proxime sequen. continuatum fuerat; et abinde, per separales Prorogationes et Adjournationes, ad et in Vicesimum Sextum Diem instantis Septembris prorogatum et adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, de. Avisamento et Affensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Lunæ, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad et in Quartum Diem Novembris jam proxime futur. usque prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. 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 Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, et exequendis, pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Testibus Nobis ipsis, apud Westm. Vicesimo Sexto Die Septembris, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Chute."

Which being ended, the Duke of Norfolke said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"By Virtue of Their Majesties Commission now read, and to us directed, we do, in Their Majesties Name, prorogue this Parliament to Friday the Fourth Day of November next: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Friday the Fourth Day of November next."

Hitherto examined (fn. †) by us, this 17th Day of February, 1692,

Huntingdon.
J. Bridgewater.
Stamford.
Craven.
Tho. Menev.
Tho. Lincoln.
P. Winchest'r.
W. Cov. & Lich.

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* Deest in Originall.
Bis.