House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 30 April 1707

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 30 April 1707', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 328-329. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol18/pp328-329 [accessed 13 April 2024]

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Anno 6° Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Mercurii, 30 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Buckingham & Nor.
March. Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
March. Kent, Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Bindon.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Herbert.

Prayers.

The Lords Commissioners, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England in the Middle; the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Great Chamberlain, and the Earl of Cholmondeley, on his Right Hand; and the Lord Chamberlain and the Earl of Bradford on his Left Hand; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to go to the House of Commons, and let them know, "That the Lords desire them to come, and hear Her Majesty's Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Lord Keeper acquainted them to the Effect following; (videlicet,)

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"Her Majesty having been pleased to issue Her Royal Proclamation, containing Her Majesty's Declaration, "That it is expedient, that the Lords of Parliament of England, and Commons of the present Parliament of England, should be the Members of the respective Houses of the First Parliament of Great Britain, for and on the Part of England:" I am to acquaint you, that Her Majesty has thought fit, by Virtue of a Commission under the Great Seal of England, to authorize us, among other Lords in the Commission named, to cause the said Proclamation, being likewise under the Great Seal of England, to be read to you in this Place, as the most proper Use that can be made of this Meeting."

Then the Lord Keeper commanded the said Commission to be read.

Which was read, as followeth:

Commission for reading the following Proclamation.

"ANNA R.

"Anna, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scotiæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Marito Nostro Principi Georgio de Denmark, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Domino Cowper Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Angl. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Johanni Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Sidney Comiti Godolphin Magno Thesaurario Angl. Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Johanni Duci Newcastle Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Will'o Duci Devon. Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset Magistro Equorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Ormonde, Carolo Duci Bolton, Mainherdt Duci Schonberg, Thomæ Duci Leeds, Joh'i Duci Marlborough, Joh'i Duci de Comitatu Buckingham & de Normanby, Rad'o Duci Montagu, Rob'to Marchioni Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl. Hen'co Marchioni Kanc. Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Jacobo Comiti Derby Cancellario Ducatus (fn. 1) Nostri Lancastr. Georgio Comiti North'ton, Carolo Comiti Manchester, Carolo Comiti Peterborow & Monmouth, Thomæ Comiti Stamford, Thomæ Comiti Thanct, Carolo Comiti Sunderland Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Carolo Comiti Carliol. Carolo Bodville Comiti Radnor, Carolo Comiti Berkeley, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Laurentio Comiti Roffen. Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Fran'co Comiti Bradford Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Ed'r'o Comiti Jersey, Thomæ Comiti Wharton, Johanni Comiti Poulett, Hugoni Comiti Cholmondeley, Henrico Comiti Bindon Vicemarescallo Angliæ, Thomæ Vicecomiti Weymouth, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Hen'co Episcopo London. ac Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Domino Ferrers, Roberto Domino Lexington, Will'mo Domino Dartmouth, Johanni Domino Granville, Heneagio Domino Gernsey, & Johanni Leveson Domino Gower, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angl. & Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Quarto Die Junii, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto, inchoari & tencri ordinavimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum per separales Prorogationes & Adjournament. ad et in instantem Diem Mercurii, Tricesimum Diem Aprilis, prorogatum & adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum: Cumque etiam juxta Statut. in eo Casu nuper edit. et provis. Proclamationem Nostram Regalem sub Magno Sigillo Nostro Angl. Vicesimo Nono Die instantis Aprilis emanari fecimus; & proinde declaravi mus expediens esse Dominos Parliamenti Angl. et Milites, Cives & Burgenses præsentis Parliamenti Angl. ex Parte Angl. Membra fore respectivarum Domuum Primi Parliamenti Magnæ Brittaniæ. Sciatis modo, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, de Fidelitate, Prudentiâ & 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 Mercurii, ad prædictam Proclamationem Nostram, coram Dominis Spiritualibus & Temporalibus & coram Militibus, Civibus, & Burgensibus præsentis Parliamenti, ad hoc per vos, vel aliquos Tres vel plures vestrum, convocat. perlegi causand.; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, et ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus etiam universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, & Burgensibus, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, & exercendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipsa, apud Westm. Tricesimo Die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Sexto.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Queen's Proclamation, containing Her Majesty's Declaration, was also read, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Proclamation, containing a Declaration, that the present Parliament shall constitute the First Parliament of Great Britain, on the Part of England.

"By the QUEEN.

"A Proclamation, containing Her Majesty's Declaration,

"That it is expedient that the Lords of Parliament of England, and Commons of the present Parliament of England, should be the Members of the respective Houses of the First Parliament of Great Britain, for and on the Part of England.

"ANNE R.

"Whereas, by the Two and Twentieth Article of the Treaty of Union of the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland, as the same have been ratified and confirmed by Two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Parliament of England, the other in the Parliament of Scotland; it is agreed, that if We, on or before the First Day of May next, on which Day the Union is to take Place, should declare, under the Great Seal of England, that it is expedient, that the Lords of Parliament of England, and Commons of the present Parliament of England, should be the Members of the respective Houses of the First Parliament of Great Britain, for and on the Part of England; then the said Lords of Parliament of England, and Commons of the present Parliament of England, should be the Members of the respective Houses of the First Parliament of Great Britain, for and on the Part of England; and that, the Time and Place of the Meeting of the First Parliament of Great Britain being appointed by Us, by Our Royal Proclamation under the Great Seal of Great Britain, the Lords of Parliament of England, and the Sixteen Peers of Scotland, who are, by Virtue of the Articles of Union, to sit and vote in the House of Lords, and the Members of the House of Commons of the said Parliament of England, and the Five and Forty Representatives of Scotland, in the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain, should assemble and meet respectively, in the respective Houses of the Parliament of Great Britain, at such Time and Place as should be so appointed by Us, and should be the Two Houses of the First Parliament of Great Britain; and We, having taken into Our Royal Consideration the present Circumstances of Affairs, do judge it to be for the Good of Our Kingdoms, that the Lords of Parliament of England, and the Commons of the present Parliament of England, should be the Members of the respective Houses of the First Parliament of Great Britain, for and on the Part of England. And We do, pursuant to the said Articles of Union, hereby declare, under Our Great Seal of England, that it is expedient, that the Lords of Parliament of England, and Commons of the present Parliament of England, which now stands prorogued to the Thirtieth Day of this Instant April, should be the Members of the respective Houses of the First Parliament of Great Britain, for and on the Part of England; and the Lords of Parliament of England, and Commons of the present Parliament of England, are accordingly to be the Members of the respective Houses of the First Parliament of Great Britain, for and on the Part of England.

"Given at Our Court at St. James's, the Nine and Twentieth Day of April, Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven, in the Sixth Year of Our Reign.

"GOD save the QUEEN."

Examined by us,
Townshend.
Jo. Bangor.
Herbert.
Somers.
Halifax.

Footnotes

  • 1. Origin. Nostræ.
  • 2. ††† A Proclamation is entered in the Journals of the House of Commons, for holding the First Parliament of Great Britain, and appointing the Time and Place of Meeting thereof, Volume XV. Page 392. a.