1641, 15 July, Edinburgh, Parliament

Parliamentary Register

At Edinburgh, 15 July 1641

To the which day and place the parliament was prorogated by the last act of continuation thereof, dated 15 May 1641.

On the first day of this session of parliament

Procedure: opening of session

The parliament of the said most excellent prince Charles, by the grace of God, king of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, held at Edinburgh by virtue of his majesty's special indiction and authority by the estates of this kingdom, namely: the noblemen, the commissioners for the barons and the commissioners for the burghs after-mentioned, along with the officers of parliament, namely: [John Lyon], earl of Kinghorn for [Gilbert Hay, earl of Erroll], constable, and [John Erskine], earl of Mar for [William Keith, earl Marischal], marischal, and John White, dempster, present.

The suits having been called and the court fenced at last.

  1. Conventionally historians have considered the 15 July and 17 August 1641 sessions to be one and the same (see, for example, D. Stevenson, The Government under the Covenanters, 1637-1651 (Edinburgh, 1982), 174). However, as the record clearly states both the July and August meetings to be separate sessions, they have been edited as such here. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/22, f.66r. Back