House of Lords Journal Volume 23: December 1730

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Journal of the House of Lords Volume 23, 1727-1731. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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December 1729

Anno 4o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Jovis, 17o Decembris.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset.

Certificate of the Earl of Morton's Election to be One of the Sixteen Peers.

This Day the Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered a Certificate of the Name of the Peer of Scotland, who, by virtue of His Majesty's Proclamation, is chosen to fit and vote in this House, in the Room of the Earl of Findlater and Seafield, deceased; which is as follows:

"May it please your Lordships,

"We do hereby certify, that, by virtue of His Majesty's Proclamation of the Seventeenth of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty, a Certificate under the Hands and Seals of Mr. William Hall and Mr. John Murray, Clerks of Session attending the Election aftermentioned, in virtue of the Lord Register's Commission to them granted, has been delivered into the Crown-office in Chancery; whereby it appears, that George Earl of Mortoune was unanimously elected and chosen to sit and vote in the House of Peers in this present Parliament, in the room of James Earl of Findlater and Seafield, deceased.

"Given under our Hands, this Fourth Day of December 1730.

"Stephen Bisse &
Tho. Bray,
Cler. Coron."

The Lord Chancellor 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, for the Lords Commissioners to put on their Robes.

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 Lord Chancellor in the Middle; with the Lord Privy Seal on his Right Hand; and the Duke of Dorset on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That the Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, 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.


"Georgius Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Frederico Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Petro Domino King Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Spencer Comiti Wilmington Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Carolo Duci Grafton Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset, Carolo Duci Bolton, Joh'i Duci Rutland Cancellario Ducatus Nostri Lancastr. Carolo Duci Queensberry, Joh'i Duci Argyll & Greenwich, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Joh'i Duci Roxburgh, Hen'co Duci Kent, Peregrin. Duci de Ancaster & Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Thomæ Holles Duci Newcastle Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum. Jacobo Duci Chandos, Lionel. Duci Dorset, Ph'o Comiti Chesterfield Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Daniel. Comiti Winchelsea & Nottingham, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Ric'o Comiti Burlington, Jacobo Comiti Berkeley, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Hen'co Comiti Grantham, Fran'co Comiti Godolphin, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Alex'ro Comiti Marchmont, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Talbot Comiti Sussex, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend, Hen'co Vicecomiti Lonsdule, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Edmundo Episcopo Londin. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Harrington Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Joh'i Domino Carteret, & Roberto Domino Bingley Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quod Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separalia Brevia Nostra, prorogatum suit usque ad & in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Januarii, Anno Primo præd. & ibidem modo tentum; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Proroga tiones, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Decimum Septimum Diem hujus instantis Mensis Decembris, adjournatum & prorogatum fuit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, et ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & 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 Septimo Die hujus instantis Mensis Decembris, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Primum Diem Januarii nunc 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 prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, 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.

Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Decimo Quarto Die Decembris, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto.

Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Bisse & Bray."

The Commission being ended; the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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