Parliamentary Register

At Edinburgh, 1 June 1630

Procedure: continuation of parliament

This day the commissioners of parliament underwritten, namely: George [Hay], viscount of Dupplin, chancellor of Scotland, Thomas [Hamilton], earl of Haddington, lord privy seal, George [Seton], earl of Winton, Alexander [Livingstone], earl of Linlithgow, Sir Archibald Acheson of Glencairnie, his highness's secretary, Sir John Hamilton of Magdalens, clerk register, and Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, knight baronet, advocate to our sovereign lord, having convened as upon the day to the which the foresaid parliament was formerly continued, the said commissioners caused fence the said parliament and call the suits thereof. Whereupon the said Sir Thomas Hope, advocate to our sovereign lord, produced his majesty's letter for continuing of the said parliament until 3 August 1630, bearing date from his highness's court at Whitehall, 10 March 1630, which letter being publicly read after fencing of the said parliament.

The said commissioners above-named for obedience thereof 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 3 August 1630, with continuation of days, to be held then at Edinburgh or where it shall happen his majesty and his highness's privy council to direct by their letters by open proclamation; and ordain all the estates of parliament and others, his highness's lieges, then to attend thereupon under the pains contained in the acts of parliament of this realm.

Upon the fencing of the which parliament, 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