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met at Westminster. His Majesty being seated on the throne, adorned with his crown and regal ornaments, and attended by his officers of state, (the Lords being in their robes) commanded the gentleman usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know" It is his Majesty's pleasure that they attend him immediately in this House;" who being come, the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen ; "His Majesty has been pleased to command me to acquaint you, that he will defer declaring the cause of calling this parliament, till there shall be a Speaker of the House of Commons: and therefore it is his Majesty's pleasure, that you, gentlemen of the House of Commons, do immediately repair to the place where the Commons usually sit, and there choose a fit person to be your Speaker; and that you present such person, who shall be so chosen, to his Majesty here for his royal approbation to-morrow, at two of the clock."

Then his Majesty was pleased to retire: and the Commons withdrew.

List of the House of Commons.] The following is a List of the Members of the House of Commons:

A LIST OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN THE FIFTEENTH PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN, WHICH MET AT WESTMINSTER, OCT. 31, 1780.

BEDFORDSHIRE. John earl of Upper Ossory.-St. Andrew St. John; brother to lord St. John; appointed under secretary of state to the right hon. Charles James Fox, one of his majesty's principal secretaries of state, April 1783.

Bedford. Sir William Wake.---Samuel
Whitbread.

BERKSHIRE. Win. Henry Hartley.---John
Elwes.

sion, on the side of the court, of any deficiency of strength in the House of Lords, that six new peers were now created; and must therefore be attributed to a sense of merit, and acknowledgment of services. These were, lord Gage, the hon. James Brudenell, sir William De Grey, sir William Bagot, hon. Charles Fitzroy, and Henry Herbert, esq. who were all created English barons. Some small time before the meeting of parliament, lord Carlisle was appointed to the government of Ireland; and ford Grantham succeeded him at the head of the Board of Trade." Annual Register.

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Windsor. Pen. Portlock Powney.--John Montagu.

Reading. Francis Annesley.--John Dodd; died, a new writ ordered, February 12, 1782.--Rich. Aldworth Neville; in this parliament before for Buckingham, brother-in-law to earl Temple. Succeeded as baron Braybrooke of Billingbear in Berkshire (on the death of lord Howard of Walden.)

Wallingford. John Aubrey; made a commissioner of the admiralty; a new writ ordered, July 10, 1782, be was reelected. Made a commissioner of the treasury, a new writ ordered, December 24, 1783, he was re-elected.--Chaloner Arcedeckne.

Abingdon. John Mayor; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds of Stoke, Desborough, and Bonenham, in the county of Bucks; a new writ ordered, December 16, 1782.--Henry Howarth; one of his majesty's counsel at law, drowned in the river Thames; a new writ ordered, May 12, 1783.--Edward Loveden Loveden.

Ralph earl Verney.--Tho

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. mas Grenville. Buckingham. Jas. Grenville, jun.; made a commissioner of the treasury, a new writ ordered, March 27, 1782, he was re-elected. Sworn of the privy council, January 1784.--R. Aldworth Neville; made agent to the regiment of Buck inghamshire militia; a new writ ordered, February 11, 1782. He was chosen for Reading.-Edmund Nugent. Chipping Wycombe. Charles lord viscount

Mahon; only son of the earl of Stanhope.--Robert Waller. Aylesbury. Anthony Bacon.-.-Thomas Orde; receiver-general of the duchy of Lancaster; made secretary to the lord. lieutenant of Ireland, and sworn of the privy council there.

Agmondesham. William Drake, sen.--William Drake, jun.

Wendover. Richard Smith; a general officer in the East India Company's service.--John Mansel Smith; son of the other member.

Great Marlow. William Clayton; died, and the Speaker issued his warrant to the clerk of the crown for a new writ, 1783.---William Clayton; son of the late member.--Sir John Borlace Warren. CAMBRIDGESHIRE. Lord Robert Manners; bro

ther to the present duke of Rutland; a captain in the navy; died of the wounds he received in the great sea fight in the West Indies, April 12, 1782; a new writ ordered, May 24, 1782.--Sir Henry [3D]

Peyton.-Philip Yorke; nephew and heir to the earl of Hardwicke. Univ. of Cambridge. James Mansfield; again made solicitor-general to his majesty; a new writ ordered, November 17, 1783, he was re-elected.---John Townshend; second son to the present lord viscount Townshend; made a commissioner of the admiralty; a new writ ordered, March 27, 1782, he was reelected; again appointed a commissioner of the admiralty; a new writ ordered, April 4, 1783, he was re-elected. Town of Cambridge. J. Worwood Adeane; lieutenant-col. of the 2d troop of horse grenadier guards, and aide-du-camp to his majesty; made a major-general.-Benjamin Keene.

CHESHIRE. John Crewe.--Sir R. Salusbury Cotton.

Chester. Thomas Grosvenor.---R. Wilbraham Bootle.

CORNWALL. Sir William Lemon.---Edward Eliot; created baron Eliot of St. Germains in the county of Cornwall; a new writ ordered, January 31, 1784.-Sir Wm. Molesworth.

Launceston. James lord viscount Cranburn; only son to the earl of Salisbury ; treasurer of his majesty's household succeeded to the peerage on his father's death; a new writ ordered, November 1780.--C. Geo. Perceval; brother to the earl of Egmont, and eldest son to the right hon. lady baroness Arden of the kingdom of Ireland: appointed one of the lords commissioners of the admiralty; a new writ ordered, December 24, he was re-elected.--Thomas Bowlby; commissary-general of musters, and brother-in-law to the duke of Montagu; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds; a new writ ordered, Ja. nuary 22, 1789.--Sir John Jervis; captain in the royal navy, now earl of St. Vincent.

Leskard. Wilbr. Tollemache; next brother to the earl of Dysart.--Samuel Salt; deputy governor to the South Sea Company. Lestwithiel. John St. John; brother to viscount Bolingbroke; made his election for Newport, Hants; a new writ ordered, November 1, 1780.--George Johnstone; a captain in the navy.--Thomas de Grey; only son of lord Walsingham; under secretary to lord George Germaine, one of his majesty's principal secretaries of state, and a commissioner of trade and plantations; succeeded his father in the peerage; a new writ ordered, May 24, 1781.--George lord viscount Malden; eldest son of the earl of Essex.

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Truro. Bamber Gascoyne.-Henry Rosewarne vice-warden of the stannaries; died, a new writ ordered, June 30, 1783. --John Poll. Bastard; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds, in the county of Buckingham; a new writ ordered, January 29, 1784.--Sir John St. Aubin.

Bodmyn. William Masterman; clerk of the council, and register of the duchy court of Lancaster.--George Hunt. Helston. (D. R.) Thomas lord Hyde; eldest son of the earl of Clarendon ; not duly elected.--Jocelyn Dean; brother to lord Muskerry of Ireland; died before the committee had tried the merits of his election, and he being to have been duly elected; a new writ was ordered, February 21, 1731.--R. Barwell, vice Dean.--Thomas Lord Hyde, vice Yorke.--Philip Yorke; duly elected; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the county of Bucks; a new writ ordered, June 15, 1781.-William Evelyn; a lieutenant-general, and colonel of a regiment of foot; found not duly elected.

Saltash. Sir Grey Cooper; made a commissioner of the treasury; a new writ ordered, April 4, 1783, he was rechosen.---C. Jenkinson; secretary at war, and clerk of the pells in Ireland. Camelford. John Pardoe, jun.; a director of the East India Company.---James Macpherson.

Westlove. Sir William James; died, a new writ ordered, December 26, 1783.John Buller; in this parliament before for this borough.--John Buller; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the county of Buckingham; a new writ ordered, March 12, 1782.--Jobu Sommers Cocks; eldest son of sir Charles Cocks, bart. member for Ryegate.

Grampound. Sir John Ramsden.--Thomas Lucas.

Eastlooe. John Buller; upon the dissolution of the 14th parliament, he was appointed one of the lords commissioners of the treasury--again appointed to the same office; a new writ ordered, December 26, 1783, he was re-elected.

Godfrey Wentworth.------William Graves; appointed steward of the Chiltern Hundreds; a new writ ordered, November 24, 1783.--John James Hamilton.

Penryn. Sir Francis Bassett.--John Rogers; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds; a new writ ordered, December 23, 1782.---Reginald Pole Carew.

Tregony. John Stephenson.-John Dawes.

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Bossiney. Charles Stuart; a colonel in
the army.-Henry L. Luttrell; a co-
lonel in the army; made a major-gene-
ral November 20, 1782.

St. Ives. William Praed.--Abel Smith.
Fowey. Philip Rashleigb.--Molineux lord
Shuldham.

St. Germains.

Edward James Eliot ; el-
dest son of the member for the county;
made a commissioner of the treasury; a
new writ ordered, July 10, 1782, he was
re-chosen; again made a commissioner
of the treasury; a new writ ordered,
December 24, 1783, he was rechosen.--
Dudley Long.
St. Michael's.

Francis Hale.--William Hanger; brother to lord Coleraine of Ireland.

Newport. James lord viscount Maitland; eldest son of the earl of Lauderdale.-John Coghill; created a baronet, March 24, 1781.

St. Mawes. R. Craggs, earl Nugent,-Hugh Boscawen.

Callington. George Stratton.---William Morshead; created a baronet of Great Britain, December 19, 1783. CUMBERLAND. Sir James Lowther; soon after the dissolution of this parliament, he was created earl of Lonsdale, &c.--Henry Fletcher; created a baronet of Great Britain, May 20, 1782. Carlisle. Charles earl of Surrey; only son to the duke of Norfolk; appointed deputy earl marshal by his father, and approved of by his majesty, September 3, 1782; made a commissioner of the treasury; a new writ ordered, April 4, 1783, he was re-elected.--William Lowther; son of sir William Lowther of Swillington-hall, Yorkshire, and brother-in-law to the earl of Westmoreland.

Cockermouth. John Lowther -----John Baines Garforth.

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DERBYSHIRE. Lord Richard Cavendish; brother to the duke of Devonshire, and nephew to the last member; died, and the Speaker issued his warrant for a new writ to the clerk of the crown, November 2, 1781.--Lord George Cavendish. --Nathaniel Curzon. Derby. Lord G. H. Cavendish; brother to the duke of Devonshire, and nephew of the late member.--Edward Coke. DEVONSHIRE. John Parker; soon after the dissolution of this parliament, he was created baron Boringdon of Boringdon in Devonshire.--John Rolle. Exeter.

Sir C. W. Bampfylde,--John

Baring.

Totness. Laun. Brown, jun.--Sir P. Jenn. Clerke.

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James lord viscount Cranburn; treasurer of the household; succeeded his father as earl of Salisbury; a new writ ordered, November 2, 1780.--James Stuart; second son of the earl of Bute; lieutenant-colonelcommandant of a battalion of foot.--Sir Ralph Payne; K. B. a clerk of the board of green cloth.

Honiton. Alexander M'Leod; not duly elected; a new writ ordered, March 27, 1781.----Jacob Wilkinson.----Sir George Yonge; appointed one of the vice-treasurers of Ireland; a new writ ordered, March 27, 1782, he was reelected; made secretary at war; a new writ ordered, July 10, 1782, he was reelected---again appointed secretary at war; a new writ ordered, December 24, 1783, he was re-elected. Tavistock. Richard Rigby.--Rich. Fitzpatrick; made chief secretary to the duke of Portland, lord lieutenant of Ireland, and sworn of the privy council of that kingdom; has a company in the foot guards; made aide-du-camp to the king; made secretary at war; a new writ ordered, April 11, 1783, he was reelected.

Ashburton. Robert Palk; created a baronet of Great Britain, May 15, 1782.-Charles Boone.

Dartmouth. Richard viscount Howe;

made admiral of the blue; created lord viscount Howe of Langar in the county of Nottingham, a new writ ordered, May 10, 1782.--Charles Brett; a commissioner of the admiralty--again appointed to the same office, a new writ ordered, December 24, 1783, he was reelected.--Arthur Holdsworth. Beeralston. Lord Algernon Percy; second son of the duke of Northumber land; made his election for Northumberland, a new writ ordered, December 7, 1780.-W. Robert, viscount Fielding; eldest son of the earl of Denbigh; a captain of dragoons; made a major, and afterwards a lieutenant-colonel of dragoons.--George lord Macartney of Ireland; governor of Madras in the East Indies; made steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, a new writ ordered, March 1781.-Lawrence Cox.

Tiverton. John Wilmot.--Sir John Duntz. | GLOUCESTERSHIRE. William B. Chester; died,

DORSETSHIRE. George Pitt.--Humphry Sturt.
Poole. William Morton Pitt.---Joseph
Gulston.

Dorchester. George Damer; eldest son
to lord Milton; a major in the army.--
William Ewer.

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and the Speaker issued bis warrant to the clerk of the crown for a new writ, December, 30, 1780.--James Dutton; soon after the dissolution of this parliament, he was created baron Sherborne of Sherborne, in the county of Gloucester.--Sir William Guise.- Geo. C. Berkeley; only brother to the earl of Berkeley; a captain in the navy. Gloucester. John Webb.--Charles Barrow; created a baronet, December 19, 1783. Cirencester. James Whitshed; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds; a new writ ordered, July 9, 1783.--Henry lord Apsley; eidest son of earl Bathurst; made a commissioner of the admiralty; a new writ ordered, December 24, 1783, he was re-elected. --Samuel Blackwell.

Lyme Regis. (D. R.) Henry Fane; D. R. Mitchell; Henry Harford; Lionel Darell, jun.; none of the members returned at the general election being found duly elected; a new writ was issued, December 2, 1780.--Henry Fane; uncle to the earl of Westmoreland.--David R. Mitchell.

Weymouth and Melcomb Regis.

Welb. Ellis; appointed one of his majesty's principal secretaries of state; a new writ ordered, February 11, 1782, he was re-elected.--John Purling.---William Chaffin Grove; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the county of Bucks; a new writ ordered, January 1781: Mr. Rumbold was elected in his room.--Warren Lisle; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the county of Bucks; a new writ ordered, December 1780.---Gabriel Steward.--Richard Wm. Rumbold; eldest son to sir Thomas Rumbold, bart.; a lieutenant in the foot guards.

Bridport. Thomas Scott.--Richard Beckford.

Shaftesbury. Sir Thos. Rumbold; not duly elected; in this parliament afterwards for Yarmouth, Hants.--Hans W. Mortimer; found to have been duly elected, and ought to have been returned.--Francis Sykes; created a baronet, March 24, 1781.

Wareham. John Boyd; eldest son of sir
John Boyd, bart.--Thomas Farrer.
Corfe Castle. Henry Bankes.----John
Bond, jun.; son of the late member.

Sir John Eden.--Sir Thomas Cla-
vering.

Durham. John Tempest.--John Lamb-
ton; made a general of foot.
ESSEX. Tho. B. Brampstone.--John Luther.
Colchester. Sir Robert Smyth.----Isaac

Martin Rebow; died, and the Speaker issued his warrant for a new writ to the clerk of the crown, November 12, 1781. --Christopher Potter; not duly elected.-Edmund Affleck; found duly elected, and ought to have been returned, March 4, 1782; a captain in the navy; created a baronet May 28, 1782; made a rearadmiral of the blue, February 10, 1784. Malden. Eliab Harvey; a captain in the navy.-John Strutt.

DURHAM.

Harwich. George A. North.--John Robinson.

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Weobly. Andrew Bayntun.--J. St. Leger
Douglas; died, a new writ ordered,
June 6, 1783.--John Scott; one of his
majesty's counsellors at law.

William Plumer.--Thomas

HERTFORDShire.

Halsey.

St. Albans. Wm. Charles Sloper.--John Radcliffe; died, a new writ ordered, December 22, 1783.--James lord viscount Grimstone of Ireland. Hertford. Thomas Dimsdale; a baron of the Russian empire.--William Baker. HUNTINGDONSHIRE. Peter earl Ludlow; made

comptroller of his majesty's household; a new writ ordered, April 10, 1782, he was re-elected.---John lord viscount Hinchingbroke; made master of the buck hounds; a new writ ordered, May 14, 1783, he was re-elected. Huntingdon. Sir G. Wombwell; died, a new writ ordered, November 1780.--Sir Hugh Palliser; vice-admiral of the white; governor of Scarborough castle, and master of Greenwich hospital.-C. John, lord Mulgrave.

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Newton. Thomas Peter Legh; appointed an ensign in the army; a new writ ordered, May 21, 1733, he was reelected.----Thomas Davenport; king's counsel; knighted, June 27, 1783. Wigan. Horace Walpole; eldest son of lord Walpole; appointed secretary and register to the royal hospital at Chelsea; a new writ ordered, April 24, 1783, he was re-elected.--Henry S. Bridgman; died, and the Speaker issued his warrant for a new writ to the clerk of the crown, August 25, 1782.--John Cotes. Clithero. Thomas Lister.--John Parker ; made steward of the manor of East Hendred in the county of Berks; a new writ ordered, April 12, 1782.---John Lee; solicitor-general to the king; again appointed to the same office; a new writ ordered, April 14, 1783, he was re-elected; made attorney-general to bis majesty; a new writ ordered, November 17, 1783, he was re-elected. Liverpool. B. Gascoyne, jun.---Henry Rawlinson.

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Stamford. Henry Cecil.--Sir George Howard. Grantham. George Sutton; eldest son of lord George Sutton.--Francis Cockayne Cust; brother to lord Brownlow; counsel to the admiralty and navy; also to the University of Cambridge, and one of his majesty's counsel at law. John Wilkes.--George Byug; cousin to lord viscount Torrington. Westminster. Charles J. Fox; uncle to lord Holland; made one of his majesty's principal secretaries of state; a new writ ordered, March 27, 1782, he was re-elected; again appointed to the same office; a new writ ordered, April 2, 1783, he was re-elected.--Sir George B. Rodney; admiral of the white, and rear-admiral of Great Britain; made a knight of the bath in 1786; created baron Rodney of Rodney Stoke in the county of Somerset ; a new writ ordered, June 20, 1782.

MIDDLESEX.

London. Nathaniel Newnham; an alderman of London; lord mayor in 1784. --John Kirkman; an alderman of London; died before the meeting of the parliament, a new writ ordered, December 5, 1780.---John Sawbridge.--George Hayley; died, the Speaker gave notice in the London Gazette of September 14, 1781, that he would at the end of fourteen days from that date issue his warrant to the clerk of the crown to make out a new writ.-- Frederick Bull; died, a new writ ordered, January 1784 --Sir Watkin Lewes; an alderman of London; lord mayor in 1781.--Brook Watson; an alderman of London.

MONMOUTHSHIRE. John Morgan.--John Han

bury.

Monmouth. Sir John Stepney; appointed envoy extraordinary to the court of Berlin.

NORFolk, Thomas W. Coke.---Sir Edward Astley.

Norwich. Sir Harbord Harbord.---Ed-
ward Bacon.

Lynn Regis. Crisp Molineux.--Thomas
Walpole.

Yarmouth. Richard Walpole.---Charles
Townshend; appointed treasurer of the
navy; a new writ ordered, April 4,
1783, he was re-elected.
Thetford. Richard Hopkins; made a
commissioner of the admiralty, a new
writ ordered, March 17, 1782.--Charles
F. Scudamore; made steward of the
three Chiltern Hundreds, a new writ
ordered, March 28, 1782.--George earl
of Euston; eldest son of the duke of
Grafton.

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