House of Lords Journal Volume 17
30 December 1701

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 30 December 1701', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 17: 1701-1705 (1767-1830), pp. 3-5. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14483 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Anno 13 Gulielmi Tertii.

DIE Martis, Tricesimo Decembris, 1701, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini Gulielmi Tertii, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Decimo Tertio; in Superiori Domo apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur:

REX.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Gloucester.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Nathan Wrighte, Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Mar. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus Angl.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Portland.
Comes Marlborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Romney.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grantham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.

King present.

His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes and Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the House of Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him presently."

Who being come;

The Lord Keeper, by His Majesty's Command, said,

Commons directed to choose a Speaker.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"I am commanded, by His Majesty, to let you know, that He will defer declaring the Causes of calling this Parliament, till there be a Speaker of the House of Commons.

"Therefore it is His Majesty's Pleasure, that the Gentlemen of the House of Commons repair to the usual Place where the Commons sit, and proceed to the Choice of a fit Person to be their Speaker; and present him here to His Majesty, for His Royal Approbation, To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock."

Then His Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons went to their House.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lord Keeper took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute.

After which; the Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute:

William Duke of Devonshire, Lord Steward.
Charles Duke of Sommerset.
Charles Duke of Richmond.
George Duke of Northumberland.
Charles Duke of St. Albans.
Charles Duke of Bolton.
Mainherdt Duke of Schonburg.
Wriothesly Duke of Bedford.
John Marquis of Normanby.
Robert Earl of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain.
Charles Earl of Carlisle, Earl Marshal.
Anthony Earl of Kent.
George Earl of Huntingdon.
George Earl of Northampton.
Bazil Earl of Denbigh.
Charles Earl of Manchester.
Richard Earl Rivers.
Charles Earl of Peterborow.
Thomas Earl of Stamford.
Evelin Earl of Kingston.
Robert Earl of Scarsdale.
Edward Earl of Sandwich.
Algernon Earl of Essex.
Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury.
Lewis Earl of Feversham.
Charles Earl of Radnor.
Charles Earl of Berkeley.
Daniel Earl of Nottingham.
William Earl of Portland.
George Earl of Warrington.
Henry Earl of Romney.
Edward Earl of Orford.
Henry Earl of Grantham.
Nathan'l Viscount Say & Seale.
Charles Viscount Townshend.
Thomas Viscount Weymouth.
Thomas Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.
William Lord Bishop of Worcester.
Gilbert Lord Bishop of Salisbury.
Humphry Lord Bishop of Hereford.
John Lord Bishop of Coventry & Litchfield.
John Lord Bishop of Norwich.
Richard Lord Bishop of Petriburgh.
John Lord Bishop of Chichester.
William Lord Bishop of Oxford.
George Lord Bergevenny.
Robert Lord Ferrers.
Ralph Lord Eure.
Thomas Lord Wharton.
William Lord North & Grey.
James Lord Chandos.
Foulk Lord Brooke.
John Lord Poulett.
Charles Lord Howard Esc.
Charles Lord Mohun.
Thomas Lord Raby.
William Lord Byron.
John Lord Vaughan.
John Lord Colepeper.
Lewis Lord Rockingham.
John Lord Berkeley.
Wiliam Lord Dartmouth.
William Lord Stawell.
Francis Lord Guilford.
Hugh Lord Cholmondley.
Henry Lord Herbert.
John Lord Sommers.
Charles Lord Halifax.

Duke of Bedford takes his Seat;

This Day Wriothesly Russell Duke of Bedford sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Grandfather William Duke of Bedford.

and Lord Stawell.

Also, William Lord Stawell sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Brother John Lord Stawell.

Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the preventing of the Poor's being defrauded, and Redress of several other Abuses."

Committee of Privileges.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Customs and Orders of the House, and the Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of this Kingdom and Lords of Parliament.

Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburgh.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus Angl.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Portland.
Comes Marlborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Romney.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grantham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Arch. Cant.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cov. & Litch.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Arundel Tr.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet on Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the House of Peers; and every Monday after; and to adjourn as they please.

Committee for the Journal.

Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of the House, and Privileges of the Peers of this Kingdom and Lords of Parliament; and to peruse and perfect the Journal of the last Parliament, and also the Journal of this Parliament; (videlicet,)

March. Normanby.
Comes Kent.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longueville.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawel.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet when, where, and as often as, they please.

Order to prevent Stoppages in the Streets.

Upon Complaint made to this House, "That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in King's Street, and the Passages in The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to this House, to the great Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:"

It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace for the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehal and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, from Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, until Three of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, tricesimum primum diem Decembris instantis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.