House of Lords Journal Volume 21
August 1719


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: August 1719', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 157-158. URL: Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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August 1719

Anno 6o Georgii Regis.

DIE Martis, 18o Augusti.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Play.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Cobham.


The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker.

The Speaker acquainted the House, "That there was a Commission 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 Earl of Radnor in the Middle; and the Earl of Ilay on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Tankerville on his Lest (the Speaker being retired to the usual Place by the State, as the Speakers do when His Majesty is present); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received their Lordships Commands, to let the Commons know, "The 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.

"Parker, C.
Kingston, P.
Kent, C. P. S.
Argyll & Greenwich.
J. Craggs."

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Georgio Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angliæ Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Carolo Duci Somerset, Carolo Duci Grafton, Will'o Duci Devon, Jacobo Duci Montrofe, Rob'to Duci de Ancaster & Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Carolo Duci Manchester, Will'o Marchioni Annandale, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Lincoln, Lionel. Comiti Dorset & Midd'x, Georgio Comiti North'ton, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Carolo Bodvile Comiti Radnor, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Robt'o Comiti Holderness, Ric'o Comiti Scarborough, Ric'o Comiti Bradford, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Hugon. Comiti Cholmondeley Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Carolo Comiti Tankerville, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Will'o Comiti Cowper, Will'o Comiti Cadogan, Thomæ Comiti Coningesby, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Episcopo London. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Carolo Domino Boyle, & Hen'co Domino Carleton, 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. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum & tentum fuit; & abinde, per separalia Adjournumenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Decimum Octavum Diem Aprilis ult. præterit. adjournatum & prorogatum fuerat; & abinde, per separales Prorogationes, usque ad & in Diem Martis, Decimum Octavum Diem hujus instantis Mensis Augusti, prorogatum & continuatum est, apud Civitatem Nosstram Westm. prædictam, 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, hoc instante Die Martis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Primum Diem Octobris nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. ulterius prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque 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 Co mitatibus & 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 Custod. & Justiciar. Regni apud Westm. Decimo Octavo Die Augusti, Anno Regni Nostri Sexto.

Per ipsos Justiciarios, propriis Manibus signat.


Then the Earl of Radnor 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, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the First Day of October next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the First Day of October next."