House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 30 May 1715

Pages 59-61

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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DIE Lunæ, 30 Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliœ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm. & Ds. Crew.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
March. Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
March. Tweddale.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Bute.
Comes De Loraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Clare.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Carleton.


Thanks to the Bp. of St. Asaph, for his Sermon.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, for his very good Sermon preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church, Westm'r; and he is hereby desired to print the same.

Fry, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report from the Judges, to whom the Petition of Dorothy Fry, Widow and Relict of Nicholas Fry Esquire, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned, was referred:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the Petition.

Henry Trenchard's Consent to Trenchard's Bill.

The House being informed, "That Henry Trenchard Esquire, concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to grant Leases of Part of the Lands devised by the last Will and Testament of Thomas Trenchard Esquire, deceased, referred to a Committee, whose Consent to the said Bill is therefore necessary, and having urgent Occasions to go out of Town, was desirous of declaring his Consent before this House:"

The said Henry Trenchard was thereupon called in; and, at the Bar, declared his Consent to the passing the said Bill.

And then he withdrew.

Betts' Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of William Betts Gentleman, deceased, for discharging Incumbrances thereupon; and for making good a Settlement by him made of other Part of his Estate."

Mutiny Bills.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Forces to be continued in His Majesty's Service; and for the Payment of the said Forces, and of their Quarters."

The House was moved, "That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill stands committed, That they do receive a Clause, or Clauses, to ascertain and enact the Number of Troops to be kept up, during the Continuance of the said Act, in Great Britain and Ireland, and other His Majesty's Dominions belonging to the Crown of Great Britain, and in Flanders."

And a Question being stated thereupon:

After Debate;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then it being moved, "That it be an Instruction to the said Committee of the whole House, That they receive a Clause, that no Private Soldier shall be listed, in any of the Troops to be kept up during the Continuance of the forementioned Act, who is not a natural-born Subject of Great Britain, or of the Dominions thereunto belonging."

And a Question being stated upon the said Motion:

After further Debate;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Protest against not adding a Clause to it.



"North & Grey.

"Berkeley of Stratton. Scarsdale.





"Guilford. Bingley.

"Hay. Fr. Roffen.


"Foley. Trevor."

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the aforementioned Bill.

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of I'lay reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

Then his Lordship accordingly reported the said Amendments, as follows; (videlicet,)

"Pr. 1. Line 5. After ["Troops"], insert ["not exceeding Eight Thousand and Fifty Men, over and above the Twelve Companies of Invalids, consisting of Six Hundred and Ninety-six Men, and Three Independent Companies in North Britain, consisting of One Hundred and Forty-seven Men."]

"Pr. 1. l. 9. "After ["Seas"], insert ["belonging to the Crown of Great Britain; and also the Three Regiments at present in Flanders, consisting of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-five Men."]

And the same being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Amendments be adjourned till To-morrow; and all the Lords summoned to attend.

Bp. Oxon takes the Oaths.

This Day John Lord Bishop of Oxford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.


Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tricesimum primum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.