House of Lords Journal Volume 22: December 1725

Pages 572-573

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 22, 1722-1726. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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December 1725

Anno 12o Georgii Regis.

DIE Jovis, 16o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London. Dux Chandos.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Ilay.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

The Speaker acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued, under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then three of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; (the Speaker being retired to the usual Place by the State, as the Speakers do when His Majesty is present); the Duke of Chandos in the Middle; with the Earl of Sutherland on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Ilay on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the House of Commons know, "That the Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear His Majesty's Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"W. Cant.
Kingston, C. P. S.
Holles Newcastle.
R. Walpole."

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Georgio Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot. Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angliæ Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris, Carolo Duci Somerset, Hen'co Duci Kent, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Peregrin. Duci de Ancaster & Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Jacobo Duci Chandos, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Lincoln. Georgio Comiti North'ton, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Arthuro Comiti Anglesea, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Findlater et Seafield, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio, Comiti Halifax, Will'o Comiti Cadogan, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ed'o Episcopo London. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, et Ni'co Domino Lechmere Cancellario Ducatus (fn. 1) Nostri Lancastr. Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magn. Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Octavo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quod Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separalia Brevia Nostra, prorogatum fuit usque ad & in Nonum Diem Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Nono; & ibidem tunc tentum, & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Decimum Sextum Diem hujus instantis Decembris, prorogatum fuit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, et ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Caufis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, & Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum considentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos. Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, a dicto Decimo Sexto Die Decembris, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Diem Januarii, prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. ulterius prorogandum & continuandum, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma plædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Dueibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, & Commissionariis pro Comitatibus & Burgis, et omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis, in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, & exequendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Testibus Gulielmo Archiepiscopo Cantuar. & cæteris Custodibus & Justiciariis Regni, apud Westm. Nono Die Decembris, Anno Regni Nostri Duodecimo.

"Per ipsos Custodes & Justiciarios Regni, propriis Manibus signat.

"Bisse & Bray."

Which done; the Duke of Chandos said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, to us and others directed, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and by His Royal Authority, prorogue this present Parliament to Thursday the Twentieth Day of January next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Twentieth Day of January next."


  • 1. Origin. Nostiæ.