House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 25 November 1710

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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Anno 9 Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Sabbati, Vicesimo Quinto Die Novembris, 1710, Annoque Regni Serenissimæ Dominæ Annæ, Dei Gratia, Magna Britannia, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Reginæ, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Nono, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Mag. Britan. apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:


Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Simon Harcourt Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli Magnæ Britannia.
Comes Rochester, Præses.
Dux Buckingham & Nor. Senescallus.
Dux Shrewsbury, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Dover.
Dux Kent.
March. Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesea.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Marr.
Comes Orkney.
Comes I'lay.
Ds. Dartmouth, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cowper.
Ds. Blantyre.


Queen presents

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

Who being come; the Lord Keeper, by Her Majesty's Command, said,

Commons directed to choose a Speaker.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Her Majesty has commanded me to let you know, She is not pleased to declare Her Reasons for calling this Parliament till there be a Speaker of the House of Commons. And therefore, it is Her Majesty's Pleasure, that you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, immediately repair to the Place where the Commons, usually fit, and there choose a fit Person to be your Speaker; and that you present him, whom you shall so choose, to Her Majesty, here, for Her Royal Approbation, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock."

Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons returned to their House.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day the Lord Keeper, singly, in the First Place, at the Table, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Then the Lords following also took the Oaths; (videlicet,)

Lawrence Earl of Rochester, Lord President.

John Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, Lord Steward.

Charles Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Chamberlain.

Charles Duke of Richmond.

Charles Duke of Grafton.

Henry Duke of Beaufort.

George Duke of Northumberland.

Charles Duke of St. Albans.

William Duke of Devonshire.

James Duke of Hamilton.

Robert Marquis of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain.

James Earl of Derby.

Henry Earl of Lincoln.

George Earl of Northampton.

Henry Bowes Earl of Berkshire.

Richard Earl Rivers.

Charles Earl of Peterborow.

Thomas Earl of Stamford.

Charles Earl of Sunderland.

Nicholas Earl of Scarsdale.

Edward Earl of Clarendon.

George Earl of Cardigan.

Arthur Earl of Anglesea.

Thomas Earl of Sussex.

William Earl of Yarmouth.

James Earl of Berkeley.

Daniel Earl of Nottingham.

Montagu Venables Earl of Abingdon.

Other Earl of Plimouth.

Richard Earl of Scarbrough.

George Earl of Warrington.

Edward Earl of Orford.

Edward Earl of Jersey.

Henry Earl of Grantham.

John Earl Poulet.

John Earl of Mar.

George Earl of Orkney.

Archibald Earl of I'lay.

John Lord Archbishop of York.

Henry Lord Bishop of London.

Nathaniel Lord Bishop of Durham; and Lord Crew.

Richard Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

William Lord Bishop of Oxford.

John Lord Bishop of Bangor.

William Lord Bishop of Chester.

William Lord Bishop of St. Asaph.

Thomas Lord Bishop of Chichester.

Phillip Lord Bishop of St. David's.

John Lord Bishop of Bristol.

William Lord Dartmouth, One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State.

John Lord Delawar.

Robert Lord Ferrers.

William Lord North & Grey.

William Lord Hunsdon.

Charles Lord Howard of Escrick.

Charles Lord Mohun.

John Lord Vaughan.

Robert Lord Lexington.

William Lord Berkeley of Stratton.

Charles Lord Cornwallis.

William Lord Craven.

Charles Lord Ossulstone.

Francis Lord Guilford.

Charles Lord Weston.

Charles Lord Halifax.

Heneage Lord Gernsey.

Francis Lord Conway.

John Lord Hervey.

William Lord Cowper.

Walter Lord Blantyre.

E. of Clarendon takes his Seat:

This Day Edward Earl of Clarendon sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father Henry Earl of Clarendon.

E. of Anglesea takes his Seat.

Also Arthur Earl of Anglesea sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Brother John Earl of Anglesea.

E. of Berkeley takes his Seat.

As also James Earl of Berkeley sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father Charles Earl of Berkeley.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli Magnæ Britanniæ declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.