House of Lords Journal Volume 22
July 1726


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July 1726

Anno 12o Georgii Regis.

DIE Jovis, 21o Julii.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, C. P.S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Viscount Townshend.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued, under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to put on their Robes.

The House was resumed.

Then Four of the Lords Commissioners, in their Robes, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; the Lord President and the Lord Viscount Townshend on his Right Hand; and the Lord Privy Seal on his Left; the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received their Lordships Commands to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear His Majesty's Commission read."

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

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.


"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Georgio Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Petro Domino King Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot. Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Will'o Duci Devon Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Domino Trevor Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Lionel. Duci Dorset Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Grafton Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset, Carolo Duci Bolton, Hen'co Duci Kent, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Joh'i Duci Roxburgh, Peregrin. Duci de Ancaster & Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Thomæ Holles Duci Newcastle Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Joh'i Duci Argyll & Greenwich, Jacobo Duci Chandos, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Lincoln. Georgio Comiti Northampton, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Jacobo Comiti Berkeley, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Fran'co Comiti Godolphin, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Findlater & Seafield, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Will'o Comiti Cadogan, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend Primario Secretario Nostro, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Simon. Vicecomiti Harcourt, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ed'o Episcopo London. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Joh'i Domino Carteret, & Nic'o Domino Lechmere Cancellario Ducatus Nostri Lancastr. Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Octavo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quod Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separalia Brevia Nostra, prorogatum fuit usque ad & in Nonum Diem Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Nono; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Primum Diem hujus instantis Julii, adjournatum & prorogatum fuit, 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 considentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, a dicto Vicesimo Primo Die hujus instantis Julii, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Octavum Diem Septembris nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nos tram Westm. ulterius prorogandum & continuandum, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & 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 & 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.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Quinto Die Julii, Anno Regni Nostri Duodecimo.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Bisse & Bray."

Which being ended;

The Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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