House of Lords Journal Volume 19
11 January 1711


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 11 January 1711', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 189-191. URL: Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 11 Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Rossen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Rochester.
Dux Newcastle, C.P.S.
Dux Buckingham, Senescallus.
Dux Shrewsbury, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Dover.
Dux Kent.
March. Dorchester.
March. Annandale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesea.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Marischall.
Comes Mar.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Home.
Comes Kinnoull.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Roseberrie.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Kilsyth.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cowper.
Ds. Balmerino.
Ds. Blantyre.


L. Stawell takes the Oaths.

This Day William Lord Stawell took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Sir H. Monoux's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of Lands and Tenements late of Sir Philip Monoux Baronet, deceased, in Broome and Parish of Southill, in the County of Bedford, according to his Will."

Matthew's Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of Mr. Baron Bury and Mr. Baron Price, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Petition of Thomas Mathew Senior, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Paul versus Shaw, in Error.

Whereas Saturday next was appointed for hearing the Errors argued upon the Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Paul and Christopher Clitheroe Esquires are Plaintiffs, and Sir John Shaw Baronet is Defendant:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued thereupon, on Saturday the Twentieth Day of this Instant January, at Eleven a Clock.

Papers concerning the War in Spain.

The Lord Dartmouth, by Her Majesty's Command, delivered several Papers; the Titles whereof were read, as follows:

1. "Copy of a Letter from the Earl of Sunderland to the Earl of Gallway, 23d December 1706."

2. "Copy of a Letter from the Earl of Sunderland to Mr. Stanhope, 23d December 1706."

3. "Copy of a Letter from the Earl of Sunderland to Earl Rivers, 14th February 1706."

The House (according to Order) resumed the adjourned Debate, upon the proposed Question on Tuesday last.

E. Gallway and Ld. Tyrawly's Petitions read, and rejected.

And a Petition of Henry Earl of Gallway being offered, and read; desiring Time to put in an Answer in Writing, to the Matters contained in the Entry on the Journal of this House, of the Ninth Instant, before their Lordships do proceed to any Determination thereon:

As also a Petition of Charles Lord Tyrawly to the same Purpose;

And Debate thereupon:

This Question was put, "That the Petition of Henry Earl of Gallway be rejected?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Petition be rejected.

Then the Question was put, "That the Petition of Charles Lord Tyrawly be rejected?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Petition be rejected.

Protest against rejecting them.


"Because that, when a Question was stated in the House, which seemed to us to import a Censure on the Conduct of the Earl of Gallway, Lord Tyrawly, and General Stanhope, the Two Lords, being now in Town, should, we conceive, have been heard in their Defence before the Question passed, though they had not petitioned to put in their Answers; much less ought the said Petitions to have been rejected: And we think, that their having been before examined only as to what they remembered concerning the Council of Valencia, when they did not know that any, much less what, Censure was intended upon the Opinions given at that Council, is not sufficient to satisfy what we apprehend to be the Rule of natural Justice, That every One should have an Opportunity of answering for themselves, at least upon their humble Petitions, before what we take to be a public Censure should pass upon them.

"Jon. Winton.
"W. Lincoln.
"Godolphin. Lincoln.
"J. Ely. "Sunderland.
"W. Carliol. "Gi. Sarum. Dorechester.
"C. Norwich. T. Wharton. Jo. Lichfield & Cov.
"Jo. Landaff.
"Stamford. "Jo. Bangor.
"W. Asaph. "Herbert.
"Rich. Peterbor.
"Scarbrough. "Somers. "Orford. "Hervey.
"Mohun. Cowper.
"J. Bridgewater.

Then, it being moved, "That the Earl of Gallway and Lord Tyrawly (if without) might be called in and heard:"

It was ordered accordingly.

And they not being present;

Sate of the War in Spain.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the present State of the War in Spain.

After a long Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Abingdon reported, "That the Committee had come to the following Resolution; (videlicet,)

Resolution, that the Opinions of the E. of Galway, L. Tyralwley, and Gen. Stanhope, in a Council of War, were the Occasion of the Loss of the Battle of Almanza, and the subsequent Losses:

"That the Earl of Gallway, Lord Tyrawly, and General Stanhope, insisting, in a Conference held at Valencia, some Time in January 170 6/7, in the Presence of the King of Spain; and the Queen's Name being used in Maintenance of their Opinion for an Offensive War, countrary to the King of Spain's Opinion, and that of all the General Officers and Public Ministers, except the Marquis das Minas; and the Opinion of the Earl of Gallway, Lord Tyrawly, and General Stanhope, being pursued in the Operations of the following Campaign, was the unhappy Occasion of the Battle of Almanza, and One great Cause of our Misfortunes in Spain, and of the Disappointment of the Duke of Savoy's Expedition before Thoulon, concerted with Her Majesty."

Then the Question was put, "That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it.


"1st. Because we conceive, that the Proofs which have been before the House were not sufficient to warrant the Facts as they are stated in the Question.

"2dly. Because we conceive, that the said Proofs do not support the Consequences drawn from the Facts stated in the Question; especially the Disappointment of the Expedition against Thoulon, which, as we humbly apprehend, was clearly occasioned by other Causes, and not by the Cause assigned in the Question.

"3dly. Because we conceive, it may be of dangerous Consequence, if those who may have the Honour to serve the Queen in Spain should from hence have Reason to apprehend, that they may be censured for presuming to insist on such Opinions as shall appear to them to be most for the Queen's Service and the common Cause, if contrary to the Opinion of the King of Spain and His Ministers.

"Jon. Winton.
"W. Lincoln.
"Kent. Lincoln.
"J. Ely. Dorset.
"W. Carliol. Sunderland.
"C. Norwich.
"T. Wharton. Gi. Sarum. Herbert.
"Jo. Landaff.
"Stamford. Jo. Lichfield & Cov.
W. Asaph. Rockingham.
"Jo. Bangor.
"Godolphin. Hervey.
"Ric. Peterbor.
"Orford. J. Bridgewater. Somers.

State of the War in Spain:

Ordered, That To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee again, to take into further Consideration the present State of the War in Spain.

List of Officers not at the Battle of Almanza.

Ordered, That the Secretary at War do lay before this House, To-morrow at Eleven a Clock, a List of those Officers that were upon the Establishment in Spain, and not at the Battle of Almanza.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, duodecimum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.