House of Lords Journal Volume 11
20 August 1664

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 20 August 1664', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666 (1767-1830), pp. 622-623. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14411 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Anno 16 Caroli Secundi. Die Sabbat, 20° die Augusti, 1664.

MEMORANDUM, quod hodierno die, (videlicet, vicesimo die Augusti, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratiâ, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hib. Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Sexto Decimo, in quem diem prorogat. fuerat hoc præsens Parliamentum, convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales quorum Nomina subscribuntur:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. (fn. *) Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Albemarle.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Berks.
Comes Newport.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes St. Albans.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bath.
Viscount de Stafford.
Viscount Mordant.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Wotton.
Ds. Crofts.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Ashley.
Ds. Crewe.

PRAYERS.

Prayers being ended, the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House being resumed (the Peers being all in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded by the House to signify to the House of Commons, "That their Lordships desire them to come up to this House."

The Speaker with the House of Commons being come, the Lord Chancellor delivered his Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal of England to John Walker, Deputy to John Browne, Clerk of the Parliaments, who read the same publicly (every Commissioner present rising up in his Place when he was named); the Tenor of which Commission followeth:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"CAROLUS R."

"CAROLUS Secundus, Dei Gratiâ, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hib. Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Edwardo Comiti Clarendon Cancellario Nostro Angl. Thomæ Comiti South'ton Thesaurario Nostro Angl. Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Roberts Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Georgio Duci Buckingham, Georgio Duci Albemarle omnium Exercituum Nostrorum Generali ac Magistro Equit. Nostri, Jacobo Comiti Brecknocke Duci Ormond Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Henric. Marchioni Dorchester, Mountagu Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl. Edwardo Comiti Manchester Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Charissimo Consanguineo Alberico Comiti Oxon, Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Algernon Comiti Northumb. Charissimis Consanguineis Nostris Willielmo Comiti Bedford, Theophilo Comiti Lincoln, Jacobo Comiti Suffolc. Ric. Comiti Dorset, Will. Comiti Devon, Joh'i Comiti Clare, Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Comiti Berks, Charissimis Consanguineis Nostris Thomæ Comiti Cleveland, Mountjoy Comiti Newport, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Henric. Comiti St. Albans, Arthuro Comiti Angl. Joh'i Comiti Bathon, Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Joh'i Vicecomiti Mordant, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Humfrido Episcopo London, Prædilecto & Fideli Nostro Georgio Domino Berkley de Berkley, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Domino Wentworth, Prædilectis & Fidelibus Nostris Will. Domino Pagett, Will. Domino Grey de Wark, Will. Domino Craven, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ric'o Domino Vaughan, Prædilectis & Fidelibus Nostris Joh'i Domino Lucas, Carolo Domino Gerrard de Brand. Will. Domino Crofts, Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Joh'i Domino Berkley de Strat. Ant'o Domino Ashley Cancellario & Sub-thesaurario Scaccarii Nostri, ac Prædilecto & Fideli Nostro Joh'i Domino Crewe, Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angl. & Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Octavo die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio Decimo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus, À quo die idem præsens Parliamentnm Nostrum per separales Prorogationes usque ad & in Decimum Septimum diem Maii ult. præterit. continuatum fuerat, eodemque die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad & in instantem Vicesimum diem Augusti prorogatum fuerat, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulteriù;s prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentiâ, & Circumspectione, vestris plurimùm confidentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Consilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros, dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante die Saturni, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad & in Vicesimum Quartum diem Novembris jam proxime futuri, usque prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & prosequendum. Et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Formâ prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, & Burgensibus, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in præmissis faciendo, agendo, & exequendo, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes."

"Teste Meipso apud Westm. Vicesimo die Augusti,

Anno Regni Nostri Sexto Decimo."

"Per ipsum Regem, propriâ

"Manu signat.

Barker."

Which Commission being read, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Bucks, Duke Albemarle, the Lord Steward of His Majesty's Household, and the Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, went and placed themselves upon a Form set for that Purpose between the State and the Woolsack. And being so set (the rest of the Commissioners remaining in their Places, that Form being full).

Parliament prorogued.

Domini Commissionarii hodie præsentes, (fn. *) virtute Commissionis prædict. præsens Parliamentum prorogaverunt usque in Vicesimum Quartum diem Novembris jam proxime futuri, Domino Cancellario its declarante.

Hitherto examined by us,
Dorsett.
J. Bridgewater.
Bolingbrooke.
Ja. Say & Seale.
Chandos.

Footnotes

* Deest in Originali.
* Origin. virtutis.