House of Lords Journal Volume 36
October 1780

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: October 1780', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 178-181. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116671 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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October 1780

Anno 21o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Martis, 31o Octobris 1780.

DIE Martis, 31o Octobris 1780, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ, Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Vicesimo primo; in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.

The King present.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes) commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately in this House;"

Who being come;

The Lord Chancellor having received Directions, said,

Directions to the Commons to chuse a Speaker:

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

His Majesty has been pleased to command me, to acquaint you, " That he will defer declaring the Causes of calling this Parliament, till there shall be a Speaker of the House of Commons; and therefore, it is His Majesty's Pleasure, That you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, do immediately repair to the Place where the Commons usually sit, and there chuse a fit Person to be your Speaker, and that you present such Person who shall be so chosen to His Majesty here, for His Royal Approbation, To-morrow at Two of the Clock."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chancellor takes the Oath.

The Lord Chancellor singly, in the first Place, at the Table, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

Certificate of the Names of the Sixteen Peers for Scotland delivered.

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered in a Certificate of the Names of the Sixteen Peers who are chosen, summoned and certified, to sit and vote in this House for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and the same having been compared at the Table with the original Return, and found to agree therewith, was read by the Clerk, and is as follows; (videlicet)

May it please your Lordships,

I do hereby certify, that by virtue of His Majesty's Royal Proclamation, dated the First Day of September 1780, a Certificate under the Hands and Seals of Alexander Tait and James Colquhoun Esquires, Two of the principal Clerks of Session attending the Election after mentioned, in virtue of the Lord Clerk Register's Commission to them granted, hath been delivered into the Crown Office in Chancery, whereby it appears that,

Alexander Duke of Gordon,

William Duke of Queensberry,

John Duke of Atholl,

William John Marquis of Lothian,

James Earl of Glencairn,

Archibald Earl of Eglintoun,

David Earl of Cassillis,

James Earl of Abercorn,

John Earl of Galloway,

John Earl of Loudoun,

George Earl of Dalhousie,

George Earl of Aberdeen,

John Earl of Dunmore,

Hugh Earl of Marchmont,

Neill Earl of Rosebery, and
David Viscount of Stormont,

"were elected and chosen to sit and vote in the House of Peers in the ensuing Parliament of Great Britain."

Given under my Hand, this Thirty-first Day of October, 1780.

John Yorke,

"Clerk of the Crown in Chancery."

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

Frederick Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.

Henry Earl Bathurst, Lord President of the Council.

William Lord Archbishop of York.

Francis Duke of Bridgewater.

Hugh Duke of Northumberland.

Thomas Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire.

Basil Earl of Denbigh.

John Earl of Westmorland.

Philip Earl of Chesterfield.

John Earl of Sandwich.

Willoughby Earl of Abingdon.

Henry Earl of Gainsborough.

William Henry Earl of Rochford.

David Earl of Cassillis.

James Earl of Abercorn.

George Earl of Dalhousie.

Edward Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer.

Robert Earl Ferrers.

Henry Earl of Sussex.

John Earl Waldegrave.

John Earl of Ashburnham.

George Earl Brooke and Earl of Warwick.

Francis Earl of Guildford.

Henry Earl of Fauconberg.

Wills Earl of Hillsborough.

Thomas Bruce Brudenell Earl of Ailesbury.

Thomas Earl of Clarendon.

George Viscount Townshend.

David Viscount Stormont.

Hugh Viscount Falmouth.

John Viscount Dudley and Ward.

Robert Lord Bishop of London.

Edmund Lord Bishop of Ely.

James Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

John Lord Bishop of Rochester.

Richard Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry.

John Lord Bishop of Bangor.

John Lord Bishop of Oxford.

John Lord Bishop of Exeter.

John Lord Bishop of St. David's.

Francis Lord Le Despencer.

George Lord Abergavenny.

John Peyto Lord Willoughby de Broke.

George Lord Onslow and Cranley.

Charles Sloane Lord Cadogan.

Peter Lord King.

Francis Lord Godolphin.

George Lord Edgcumbe.

Lewis Lord Sondes.

Nathaniel Lord Scarsdale.

Frederick Lord Boston.

Thomas Lord Pelham.

Jeffery Lord Amherst.

Brownlow Lord Brownlow.

Alexander Lord Loughborough.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, " That there were several Lords without, ready to be introduced:"

Whereupon,

Ld. Stawell introduced:

Henry Lord Stawell claiming by virtue of a special Limitation, in a Patent granted to Lady Baroness Stawell his Mother, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Willoughby de Broke and the Lord Scarsdale (also in their Robes) the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding, his Lordship on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table:

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (vidclicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Henry Stawell Bilson Legge of Somerton, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by the Advice and Assent of Our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Thirty first Day of October next ensuing, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men and Peers of Our Realm; We, strictly enjoining, command you, upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered, (waving all Excuses) you be at the said Day and Place personally present with Us, and with the said Prelates, Great Men and Peers, to treat and give your Council upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs, in no wise do you omit.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Second Day of September, in the Twentieth Year of Our Reign.

"Sewell Thomas."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed in his due Place next below the Lord Wycombe.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Ld. Gage introduced:

William Hall Gage, Viscount Gage, of the Kingdom of Ireland, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Seventh Day of October in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Gage, of Firle, in the County of Sussex, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Edgcumbe and the Lord Pelham (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and Garter King at Arms preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table:

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved William Hall Gage of Firle in Our County of Sussex, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by the Advice and Assent of Our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Thirty-first Day of this Instant October, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers of Our Realm; We strictly enjoining command you upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered, (waving all Excuses) you be at the said Day and Place personally present with Us, and with the said Prelates, Great Men and Peers, to treat and give your Council upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs, in nowise do you omit.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Tweny-eighth Day of October, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Ld. Brudenell introduced:

James Brudenell Esquire, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Seventeenth Day of October, in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Brudenell of Deene, in the County of Northampton, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Willoughby de Broke and the Lord Edgcumbe, (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table:

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved James Brudenell of Deene, in Our County of Northampton, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by the Advice and Assent of Our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Thirty-first Day of this Instant October, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men and Peers of Our Realm; We, strictly enjoining, command you, upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered, (waving all Excuses), you be at the said Day and Place personally present with Us, and with the said Prelates, Great Men and Peers, to treat and give your Council upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this, as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom, and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs, in no wise do you omit.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-eighth Day of October, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to to the Standing Order.

Ld. Bagot introduced:

Sir William Bagot Baronet, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Seventeenth Day of October in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Bagot of Bagot's Bromley, in the County of Stafford, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Willoughby de Broke and the Lord Scarsdale, (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding, his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table:

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved William Bagot of Bagot's Bromley, in the County of Stafford, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by the Advice and Consent of our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State, and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Thirty-first Day of this Instant October, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men and Peers of Our Realm, We strictly enjoining, command you, upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered (waving all Excuses) you be at the said Day and Place personally present with Us, and with the said Prelates, Great Men and Peers, to treat and give your Council upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs, in no wise do you omit.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-eighth Day of October, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Ld. Southampton introduced:

Charles Fitz-Roy of Tottenham Court, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Seventeenth Day of October, in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty, created Lord Southampton, Baron of Southampton, in the County of Southampton, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Le Despencer and the Lord Willoughby de Broke (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and Garter King at Arms preceding: His Lordship on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Charles Fitz-Roy of Southampton, in Our County of Southampton, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by the Advice and Assent of Our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Thirty-first Day of this Instant October, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men and Peers of Our Realm; We strictly enjoining, command you, upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered (waving all Excuses) you be at the said Day and Place personally present with Us, and with the said Prelates, Great Men and Peers, to treat and give your Council upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs, in no wise do you omit.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-eighth Day of October, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscrbed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Ld Porchester introduced:

Henry Herbert Esquire, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Seventeenth Day of October, in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Porchester of Highclere, in the County of Southampton, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Willoughby de Broke and the Lord Edgcumbe (also in their Robes) the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding: His Lordship on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Henry Herbert of Highclere, in Our County of Southampton, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by the Advice and Assent of Our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Thirty-first Day of this Instant October, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men and the Peers of Our Realm, We strictly injoining command you, upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered (waving all Excuses) you be at the said Day and Place personally present, with Us and with the said Prelates, Great Men and Peers, to treat and give your Counsel upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this, as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs in no wise do you omit.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-eighth Day of October, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then His Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table, his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, primum diem Novembris jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.