Parliamentary Register

At Edinburgh, 5 September 1629

Procedure: continuation of parliament

The which day the commissioners underwritten of the foresaid parliament, namely: George [Hay], viscount of Dupplin, chancellor of Scotland, Thomas [Hamilton], earl of Haddington, lord privy seal, Alexander [Livingstone], earl of Linlithgow, George [Seton], earl of Winton, Sir Archibald Acheson of Glencairnie, secretary, Sir John Hamilton of Magdalens, clerk register, and Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, knight baronet, advocate, having caused fence the said parliament and called the suits thereof, the said Sir Thomas Hope, advocate to our sovereign lord, produced a letter direct from his majesty bearing date from his highness's court at Windsor, 16 July 1629, for continuing the foresaid parliament until 1 June 1630; which being read publicly in fenced parliament,

The said commissioners above-named have continued and continue this present parliament in the same form, force and effect etc., with all summons, actions, causes and other matters belonging thereto until the said 1 June 1630, to be held then at Edinburgh or where it shall happen his majesty's privy council to direct by their letters by open proclamation; and ordain all the estates of parliament and others, his majesty's lieges, to await thereupon under the pains contained in the acts of parliament of 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.1v. Back