House of Lords Journal Volume 19
1 August 1710


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 1 August 1710', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 160-161. URL: Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Anno 9 Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Martis, 1 Augusti.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Hamilton.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Berkeley Str.


The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty had sent a Commission for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

Then the Lords Commissioners, being seated on a Form, placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; the Lord Treasurer and Earl of Mar on his Right Hand; and the Duke of Somerset and Lord Dartmouth on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire them to come, and hear the said Commission read."

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

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.


"Anna, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angliæ Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Domino Cowper Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Charissimo Consanguineo et Consiliario Nostro Sidney Comiti Godolphin Magno Thesaurario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Domino Sommers Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Joh'i Duci Newcastle Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Will'o Duci Devon Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Shrewsbury Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset Magistro Equorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Ormonde, Carolo Duci Bolton, Mainherdt Duci Schonberg, Thomæ Duci Leeds, Joh'i Duci Marleborough Capitaneo Generali Copiarum Nostrarum, Jacobo Duci Queensberry & Dover Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Joh'i Duci Argyle et Comiti Greenwich, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Joh'i Duci Roxburgh, Hen'co Duci Cantii, Rob'to Marchioni Lindsey Magno Camerario Angliæ, Evelyn Marchioni Dorchester, Jacobo Comiti Derby Cancellario Ducatus (fn. *) Nostri Lancastr. Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Suffolk & Bindon Vicemarescallo Angl. Carolo Comiti Manchester, Ric'o Comiti Rivers, Thomæ Comiti Stamford, Carolo Comiti Sunderland, Joh'i Comiti Anglesea, Carolo Comiti Carliol. Carolo Bodvile Comiti Radnor, Carolo Comiti Berkeley, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Ric'o Comiti Bradford, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Joh'i Comiti Poulet, Hugoni Comiti Cholmondeley Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Joh'i Comiti Mar, Hugoni Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Seafield, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Hen'co Episcopo London. Prædilectis et Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Dartmouth Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Rob'to Domino Ferrers, et Rob'to Domino Lexington, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ et Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. Octavo Die Julii, qui erat Anno Regni Nostri Septimo, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque at et in Nonum Diem Septembris tunc prox. sequen. prorogatum fuerat; et abinde, per separales Prorogationes et Adjournamenta, ad et in instantem Diem Martis, Primum Diem Augusti, prorogatum et adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Martis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Vicesimum Sextum Diem Mensis Septembris nunc prox. sequen. apud Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. prorogandum et continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum et prosequendum; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis et singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, et Commissionariis pro Comitatibus et Burgis, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, et exequendis, pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipsa, apud Westmonaster. Primo Die Augusti, Anno Regni Nostri Nono.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.


Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"By Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission now read, and to us (among other Lords) directed, we do, in Her Majesty's Name, prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Six and Twentieth Day of September next: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Tuesday the Six and Twentieth Day of September next."


* Origin. Nostræ.