Parliamentary Register

At Edinburgh, 15 April 1629

Procedure: continuation of parliament

The which day the commissioners underwritten of the foresaid parliament, namely: John [Erskine], earl of Mar, treasurer, Thomas [Hamilton], earl of Haddington, lord privy seal, George [Seton], earl of Winton, Robert [Ker], earl of Roxburghe, Sir John Hamilton of Magdalens, clerk register, and Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, knight baronet, his highness's advocate, six of the commissioners contained in the foresaid commission, to whom and remaining commissioners contained in the said commission, warrant and power is given to them, or any five of them, for fencing of the said court of parliament and continuing thereof to such a diet as his majesty should appoint, caused fence the said court of parliament and called the suits thereof foresaid. Which being done, the king's advocate above-named produced a letter from his majesty bearing date from his highness's court at Whitehall, 25 March 1629, and registered in the books of secret council, 6 April 1629, for continuing of the said parliament until 5 September 1629. Which letter being publicly read and instruments taken thereupon by his highness's advocate, the said commissioners of this present parliament above-named have continued and continue the foresaid parliament with all actions, causes and other matters belonging thereto in the same form, force and effect etc., until the said 5 September 1629, then to be held at Edinburgh or where it shall happen the lords of privy council to direct by their letters of open proclamation; and ordain the whole estates of parliament and all others, our sovereign lord's lieges, to attend thereupon under the pains contained in the acts of parliament within this realm.

Upon the fencing of the which parliament and continuation thereof foresaid and whole premises above-written, the said Sir Thomas Hope [of Craighall], advocate to our sovereign lord, for his highness's interest, asked instruments.

  1. NAS, PA2/21, f.1r-v. Back