House of Lords Journal Volume 19
13 January 1713

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 13 January 1713', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 497-498. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=30098 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Anno 11° Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Martis, 13 Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Harcourt, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer, Thesaurarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Poulet, Senescallus.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Orford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Play.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Findlater.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Kilsyth.
Viscount Bolingbrook.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Burton.
Ds. Mansell.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.

PRAYERS.

E. Findlater takes the Oaths.

James Earl of Findlater took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lord Willoughby Par. takes his Seat.

Edward Lord Willoughby of Parham sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Uncle Hugh Lord Willoughby of Parham; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lord Clifton takes his Seat.

Also, Edward Lord Clifton of Laighton Brumswold sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Mother Catherine Lady Cornbury; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty had sent a Commission for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; with the Lord Treasurer on his Right Hand; and the Lord Steward on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That the Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in the House of Peers, 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.

ANNA R.

"Anna, Dei Gratia, Mag. Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Simoni Domino Harcourt Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ, Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Roberto Comiti de Oxon. et Comiti Mortimer Magno Thesaurario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Joh'i Duci de Comitatu Buckingham et de Normanby Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Jacobo Duci Ormonde Capitaneo Generali Copiarum Nostrarum, Joh'i Comiti Poulet Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Will'o Comiti Dartmouth Primario Secretario Nostro, et Henrico Vicecomiti Bullingbrooke Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ et Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. Vicesimo Quinto Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Nono, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum et tentum fuit; et abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, usque ad et in instantem Diem Martis, Decimum Tertium Diem Januarii, adjournatum et prorogatum fuit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Martis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Tertium Diem Februarii nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. prorogandum et continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum et prosequendum; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis et singulis Archicpiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, et Commissionariis pro Comitatibus et Burgis, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, et exequendis, pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipsa, apud Westmonaster. Decimo Tertio Die Januarii, Anno Regni Nostri Undecimo.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"By Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission now read, and to us and other Lords therein named directed, we do, in Her Majesty's Name, further prorogue this present Parliament to Tuesday the Third Day of February next: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Third Day of February next."