House of Lords Journal Volume 19
17 March 1713


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 17 March 1713', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 507-508. URL: Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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Anno 12° Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Martis, 17 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer, Thesaurarius.
Dux Buckingham & Nor. Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Kent.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Linlithgow.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Play.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Kilsyth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Cowper.
Ds. Balmerino.
Ds. Blantyre.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoie.
Ds. Mansell.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.

L. Trevor Speaker.

This Day Thomas Lord Trevor sat Speaker, by Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission.


Bp. St. David's takes the Oaths.

Adam Lord Bishop of St. David's took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Speaker in the Middle; with the Lord Treasurer on his Right Hand; and the Lord President on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That the Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in the House of Peers, to hear the Commission read."

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

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.


"Anna, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angliæ Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Simoni Domino Harcourt Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Comiti de Oxon. & Comiti Mortimer Magno Thesaurario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Joh'i Duci de Comitatu Buckingham & de Normanby Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Jacobo Duci Ormonde Capitaneo Generali Copiarum Nostrarum, Joh'i Comiti Poulet Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Will'o Comiti Dartmouth Primario Secretario Nostro, Henrico Vicecomiti Bullingbrooke uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, & Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Domino Trevor Capitali Justiciario Nostro de Banco, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. Vicesimo Quinto Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Nono, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum & tentum fuit; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in instantem Diem Martis, Decimum Septimum Diem Martii, adjournatum & prorogatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. præd. 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 confidentes, 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 & in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Sextum Diem hujus instantis Martii, apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. 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 Comitatibus & Burgis, ac 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 Meipsa, apud Westmonaster. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Duodecimo.

Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.


Then the Speaker said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"By Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission now read, and directed to us and other Lords, we do, in Her Majesty's Name, further prorogue this present Parliament to Thursday the Six and Twentieth Day of this Instant March: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Six and Twentieth Day of this Instant March."