House of Lords Journal Volume 14
10 May 1686


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DIE Lunæ, 10 Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

L. Arch. Cant.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Covent. & Litch.
Epus. Ely.
L. Chancellor.
L. Treasurer.
Dux Norfolke, E. Marshal.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thannet.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Craven.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Gainesborough.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. North.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Cornwall's.
Ds. Crew.
Ds. Ossulston.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Godolphin.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the King had granted a Commission, under the Great Seal of Engl'd, for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."

Hereupon (the Lords Commissioners being in their Robes) the Lord Chancellor being set on a Form cross the House, between the Throne and the Woolsack, with the Lord Archbishop of Cant. the Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Bridgewater, and Lord Bishop of Durham, on his Right Hand, and the Lord Treasurer, Earl of Craven, Lord Dartmouth, and Lord Godolphin, on his Left Hand, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to give the House of Commons Notice of the said Commission; and to signify to them, That the Lords desire that they would be present, to hear the said Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker, the Commission was read:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

Jacobus R.

"Jacobus Secundus, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Rex, Fidei Defcnsor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angliæ Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Georgio Domino Jeffreys Domino Cancellario Nostro Angliæ, Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Lawrencio Comiti Roffen. Domino Thesaurario Nostro Angliæ, Roberto Comiti Sund'land Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Henr. Comiti Clarendon Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Jacobo Duci Ormond Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Henri'o Duci Beaufort Præsidenti Concilii Nostri infra Principalitatem et Marchias Walliæ, Roberto Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angliæ, Johanni Comiti Mulgrave Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Theophilo Comiti Huntingdon, Joh'ni Comiti Bridgewater, Henrico Comiti Peterborough, Will'o Comiti Craven, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Natha. Episcopo Dunelme, Prædilect. et Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Georgio Domino Dartmouth Magistro Equorum Nostrorum, et Sidney Domino Godolphin, Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ et Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernen. præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram West. Decimo Nono Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari et teneri ordinavimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad et in Decimum Diem Februarii ult. præterit. continuatum fuerat, eodemque Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad et in Decimum Diem instantis Maii prorogatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædict. ibi tunc tenend. et prosequend.: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. (fn. *) De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectione vestries plurimum confidentes, de Advisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsent. plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Lunæ, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad et in Vicesimum Secundum diem Novembris jam prox. future. 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 Præsent. firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciendis, agendas, et exequendis, pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Decimo Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.


Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, and to us directed, we do, in His Majesty's Name, prorogue this Parliament to the Two and Twentieth Day of November next: And this Parliament is prorogued to the Two and Twentieth Day of November next."

E. Anglesey takes his Seat.

This Day James Earl of Anglesey sat first in Parliament, by virtue of His Majesty's Writ of Summons, Dat. 8° Die Maii, Anno 2° Jacobi Iidi Regis, upon the Death of his Father Arthur Earl of Anglesey.


* Origin. Et.