House of Lords Journal Volume 21
October 1719


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: October 1719', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 159-160. URL: Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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October 1719

Anno 6o Georgii Regis.

DIE Jovis, 1o Octobris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Lincoln.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Tankerville.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Newburgh.


The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker.

The Speaker acquainted the House, "That there was a Commission issued under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Earl of Holderness in the Middle; and the Earl of Tankerville on his Right Hand; and the Lord Bishop of London on his Left (the Speaker being gone, as before, to the usual Place by the State, as the Speakers do when the King is present); the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received their Lordships Commands, to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Parker, C.
Kent, C. P. S.
Holles Newcastle.
J. Craggs.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Georgio Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Carolo Duci Somerset, Carolo Duci Grafton, Will'o Duci Devon, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Rob'to Duci de Ancaster & Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Carolo Duci Manchester, Will'o Marchioni Annandale, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Lincoln. Lionel. Comiti Dorset & Midd'x, Georgio Comiti North'ton, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Carolo Bodvile Comiti Radnor, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Roberto Comiti Holderness, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Ric'o Comiti Bradford, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Hugon. Comiti Cholmondelcy Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti I'lay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Carolo Comiti Tankerville, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Will'o Comiti Cowper, Will'o Comiti Cadogan, Thomæ Comiti Coningesby, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Episcopo London. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Carolo Domino Boyle, & Hen'co Domino Carleton, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magn. Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum & tentum fuit; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad et in Decimum Octavum Diem Aprilis ult. præterit. adjournatum & prorogatum fuerat; & abinde, per separales Prorogationes, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Primum Diem hujus instantis Mensis Octobris, ulterius prorogatum & continuatum est, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, & Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Jovis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Lunæ, Vicesimum Tertium Diem Novembris nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. ulterius prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & prosequendum; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, & Commissionariis pro Comitatibus et Burgis, et omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis, in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, & exequendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Testibus Gulielmo Archiepiscopo Cautuar. & cæteris Custodibus & Justiciariis Regni, apud Westm. Primo Die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Sexto.

Per ipsos Justiciarios, propriis Manibus signat.


Die Martis, 7o Junii 1720, examined by us,

Say & Seale.
Joh. Peterbor.
Hu. Bristol.
De Lawarr.

Then the Earl of Holderness said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, and to us and others directed, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and by His Royal Authority, prorogue this present Parliament to Monday the Three and Twentieth Day of November next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Monday the Three and Twentieth Day of November next."