House of Lords Journal Volume 28
September 1755

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: September 1755', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 421-424. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114393 Date accessed: 23 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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September 1755

Anno 29o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Martis, 2o Septembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Comes Rochford.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench sat Speaker, by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

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

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Middle; with the Earl Granville Lord President on his Right Hand; and the Duke of Marlborough Lord Privy Seal on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 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.

"William.
Tho. Cantuar.
Hardwicke, C.
Granville, P.
Marlborough, C. P. S.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our most dear Cousin and Counsellor Philip Earl of Hardwicke, Our Chancellor of Great Britain; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Mathew Archbishop of York Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most Dear Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Charles Duke of Marlborough Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Harry Duke of Bolton, John Duke of Bedford, William Duke of Devonshire, James Duke of Athol, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England, John Marquis of Tweeddale, Daniel Earl of Winchelsea & Nottingham, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, John Earl of Sandwich, William Henry Earl of Rochford, William Earl of Jersey, Francis Earl Godolphin, George Earl of Cholmondeley, John Earl of Hyndford, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, James Earl Waldegrave, Benjamin Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our Household; William Earl of Harrington, William Earl of Bath, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Simon Earl Harcourt, Charles Earl Cornwallis; the Right Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Lord Bishop of London; and Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawar, John Lord Berkeley of Stratton, Allen Lord Bathurst, Richard Lord Edgcumbe Chancellor of Our Dutchy of Lancaster, Samuel Lord Sandys, and George Lord Anson, Greeting. Whereas We did lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordain this Our present Parliament to begin, and to be held at Our City of Westminster, the Thirty-first Day of May in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign; on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and held, and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Tuesday the Second Day of September next, then to be held, and sit at Our City of Westminster aforesaid; Know ye nevertheless that, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, We have thought fit further to prorogue our said Parliament. Therefore We, considing very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and Circumspection, have, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, assigned you Our Commissioners; giving to you, or to any Three or more of you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority, from the said Second Day of September next, in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Tuesday the Twenty-third Day of this Instant September, there then to be held and sit. And therefore We command you, that you diligently attend to the Premises, and effectually fulfil them in the Manner aforesaid. We also strictly command all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for our Counties and Boroughs, and all others whom it concerns to meet at Our said Parliament, by virtue of these Presents, that they observe, obey, and assist you, in executing the Pre mises, as they ought to do. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witnesses, Our most Dear Son William Duke of Cumberland, and other Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, at Westminster, the Twentysixth Day of August, in the Twenty-ninth Year of Our Reign.

"By the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, signed with their own Hands.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then the Archbishop of Canterbury said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission, under the Great Seal, to us and other Lords directed, and now read, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and in Obedience to His Royal Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the 23d Day of this Instant September, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the 23d Day of this Instant September."

Anno 29o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Martis, 23o Septembris.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Rochford.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Ds. Anson.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench sat Speaker, by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

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

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Earl of Rochford in the Middle; with the Earl of Buckinghamshire on his Right Hand; and the Lord Anson on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 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.

"GEORGE R.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our most Dear Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our most Dear Cousin and Counsellor Philip Earl of Hardwicke Our Chancellor of Great Britain; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Mathew Archbishop of York Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most Dear Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council; Charles Duke of Marlborough Keeper of Our Privy Seal; John Duke of Rutland Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Grafton Chamberlain of Our Household; Harry Duke of Bolton, John Duke of Bedford, William Duke of Devonshire, Archibald Duke of Argyll, James Duke of Athol, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle, Lionel Duke of Dorset, John Marquis of Tweeddale, William Lord Cavendish commonly called Marquis of Hartington, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, John Earl of Sandwich, Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford, William Earl of Jersey, Francis Earl Godolphin, George Earl of Cholmondeley, John Earl of Hyndford, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, James Earl Waldegrave, Benjamin Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our Household; William Earl of Harrington, William Earl of Bath, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Simon Earl Harcourt, Charles Earl Cornwallis; the Right Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Lord Bishop of London; and Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawarr, John Lord Berkeley of Stratton, Allen Lord Bathurst, Richard Lord Edgcumbe Chancellor of Our Dutchy of Lancaster, Samuel Lord Sandys, and George Lord Anson, Greeting. Whereas We did lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordain this Our present Parliament to begin, and to be held at Our City of Westminster, the Thirty-first Day of May, in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign; on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and held, and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Tuesday the Twenty-third Day of this Instant September, then to be held, and sit at Our City of Westminster aforesaid: Know ye nevertheless, that, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, We have thought fit further to prorogue Our said Parliament: Therefore We, considing very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and Circumspection, have, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, assigned you Our Commissioners; giving to you, or to any Three or more of you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority, from the said Twenty-third Day of this Instant September, in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday the Thirteenth Day of November now next following, there then to be held and sit: And therefore We command you, that you diligently attend to the Premises, and effectually fulfil them in the Manner aforesaid. We also strictly command all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for Our Counties and Boroughs, and all others whom it concerns to meet at Our said Parliament, by virtue of these Presents, that they observe, obey, and assist you, in executing the Premises, as they ought to do. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysecond Day of September, in the Twenty-ninth Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke & Yorke."

Then the Earl of Rochford said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal, to us and other Lords directed, and now read, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and in Obedience to His Royal Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the 13th Day of November next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the 13th Day of November next."

13th March, 1762. Hitherto examined by us,

Suffolk.
Marchmont.
Boston.