House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 17 March 1715

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 20, 1714-1717. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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Anno 1 Georgii Regis.

Die Jovis, Decimo Septimo Die Martii, 1714, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Georgii, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensors &c. Primo, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Mag. Britanniæ, apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, & præsentes fuerunt:


Georgies Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm. & Ds. Crew.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Shrewsbury, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marleborough.
Dux Bucks & Normanby.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
March. Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes De Loraine.
Comes Strafford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Lansdowne.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.


The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

Prince of Wales introduced:

George Augustus Electoral Prince of Brunswick Lunenburgh, being, by Letters Patents; dated Vicesimo Septimo Die Septembris, Anno Primo Georgii Regis, created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced; being preceded by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Clarencieux King at Arms in the Absence of Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England; and attended by the Lord President of the Council, the Lord Steward, and the Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household (also in their Robes).

His Royal Highness, standing, presented his Letters Patents to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack; who delivered them to the Clerk; and the same were read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & Consiliario Nostro Georgio Augusto Principi Magnæ Britanniæ, Electorali Principi Brunswici Luneburgi, Duci Cornubiæ & Rothsayæ, Duci & Marchioni Cantabrigiæ, Comiti de Milfordhaven & de Carrek, Vicecomiti Northallerton, Baroni de Tewkesbury & de Renfrew, Domino Insularum, & Senescallo Scotiæ, ac Nobilissimi Ordinis Periscelidis Equiti, Principi Walliæ, & Comiti Cestriæ, Salutem. Quia, de Advisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Mag. Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, quoddam Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii prox. futur. teneri ordinavimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, dictis Die & Loco personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus præd. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Januari, Anno Regni Nostri Primo.

"Trevor. Dauling."

Then his Royal Highness was placed in his Chair, on the Right Hand of the Chair of State on the Throne.

King present.

His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State, the Prince of Wales sitting in his Place, and the Lords in their Robes, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in the House of Peers."

Who being come, the Lord Chancellor, receiving Directions from His Majesty, said,

Commons directed to chuse a Speaker.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I am commanded by His Majesty to acquaint you, That His Majesty does not intend to declare the Causes of calling this Parliament, till there be a Speaker of the House of Commons.

"And therefore you, the Gentlemen of the House of Commons, are to repair to the Place where the Commons usually sit, and there proceed to the Election of a fit Person to be your Speaker; whom you are to present to His Majesty here, for His Royal Approbation, on Monday next, at Twelve of the Clock."

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

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.

Return of Peers for Scotland.

Then his Lordship delivered the Certificate of the Clerk of the Crown of the Names of the Sixteen Peers of Scotland, chosen to sit in this Parliament.

Which was (according to the Standing Order) read; and is as follows; (videlicet,)

"May it please your Lordships,

"These are the Names of the Sixteen Peers of Scotland, who, according to the late Act in that Case made and provided, are chosen, summoned, and certified, to sit and vote in the House of Peers, in the Parliament of Great Britain, which is to meet at Westm'r the Seventeenth Day of March Instant; (videlicet,)

"The Duke of Montrose.
"The Duke of Roxburgh.

"The Marquis of Tweedale.
"The Marquis of Lothian.
"The Marquis of Annandale.

"The Earl of Sutherland.
"The Earl of Rothes.
"The Earl of Buchan.
"The Earl of Loudoun.
"The Earl of Orkney.
"The Earl of Stair.
"The Earl of Bute.
"The Earl of De Loraine.
"The Earl of I'lay.

"The Lord Ross. And,
"The Lord Belhaven.

"Witness my Hand, this 17th Day of March, 17 14/15.

"Geo. Wrighte, Cler. Coronæ."

Lords take the Oaths.

His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Then the Lords following also did the same; (videlicet,)

William Lord Archbishop of York.

Daniel Earl of Nottingham, Lord President of the Council.

William Duke of Devonshire, Lord Steward of the Household.

Charles Duke of Richmond.
Charles Duke of Grafton.
Charles Duke of St. Albans.
Charles Duke of Bolton.
John Duke of Marlborough.
John Duke of Buckingham and Normanby.
James Duke of Montrose.
John Duke of Roxburgh.
Henry Duke of Kent.

Robert Marquis of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain of England.

Henry Earl of Lincoln.
Lionel Earl of Dorset and Midd'x.
Charles Earl of Manchester.
Henry Earl of Berkshire.
Thomas Earl of Thanet.
Charles Earl of Sunderland.
Nicholas Earl of Scarsdale.
Edward Earl of Clarendon.
Arthur Earl of Anglesey.
Charles Earl of Radnor.
William Earl of Yarmouth.
Henry Earl of Rochester.
Montagu Earl of Abingdon.
Robert Earl of Holderness.
Henry Earl of Portland.
Richard Earl of Scarbrough.
Richard Earl of Bradford.
Frederick Earl of Rochford.
William Earl of Jersey.
Henry Earl of Grantham.
John Earl of Greenwich.
John Earl Poulet.
Francis Earl of Godolphin.
Hugh Earl of Cholmondeley.
Hugh Earl of Loudoun.
George Earl of Orkney.
Henry Earl of De Loraine.
Thomas Earl of Strafford.

Charles Viscount Townshend.
Talbot Viscount Longueville.

John Lord Bishop of London.
Nathaniel Lord Bishop of Durham, and Lord Crew.
Jonathan Lord Bishop of Winchester.
John Lord Bishop of Bangor.
Charles Lord Bishop of Norwich.
Thomas Lord Bishop of Chichester.
George Lord Bishop of Bristol.
Francis Lord Bishop of Chester.

Charles Lord Fitzwalter.
William Lord Hunsdon.
William Lord St. John of Bletsho.
James Lord Compton.
Charles Lord Howard of Escr.
Charles Lord Bruce.
William Lord Berkeley of Str.
Charles Lord Cornwallis.
John Lord Carteret.
William Lord Stawell.
Francis Lord Guilford.
John Lord Ashburnham.
John Lord Sommers.
Christopher Lord Barnard.
Simon Lord Harcourt.
Charles Lord Boyle.
Thomas Lord Trevor.
George Lord Lansdowne.
Samuel Lord Masham.
Thomas Lord Foley.
Allen Lord Bathurst.


Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, vicesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.