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From which it appears. that in the two hundred and thirteen years preceding the reign of Henry VIII., there were one hundred and forty three Parliaments;

Appendix XXVI. thus averaging about one in every year and a half.

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TABLE of the DURATION of PARLIAMENTS from the 1st of Henry VIII.. when long Parliaments were first introduced, to the end of William IV.* REIGN OF HENRY VIII.

REIGN OF WILLIAM III.

| EXISTED MET.

MET.

| EXISTED DISSOLVED.

DISSOLVED. | Y. M. D.

Y. M. D. 21 Jan. 1510 23 Feb. 1510 0 1 2 20 Mar. 1689 11 Oct. 1695 16 6 22 4 Feb. 1511 4 Mar. 1513 2 1 0 27 Nov. 1695 7 July 1698 1 2 7 10 5 Feb, 1514 22 Dec. 1515 1 10 17 24 Aug. 1698 | 19 Dec. 1700 2 3 26 15 Apr. 1523 13 Aug. 1523 0 3 29 6 Feb, 1701 | 11 Nov. 1701 10 8 5 3 Nov. 1530 4 April 1536 5 5 1 30 Dec. 1701 | 2 July 1702 0 6 2 8 June 1536 18 July 1536 0 1 10 28 Apr. 1539 | 24 July 1540 | 1 2 26

ANNE. 16 Jan. 1541 29 Mar. 1544 3 2 13

20 Aug, 1702 5 Ap'). 1705 2 7 16 23 Nov. 1545 / 31 Jan. 1547 | 1 2 8 14 June 1705 15 Ap'l. 1708 2 10 1

8 July 170821 Sep. 1710 2 2 13 EDWARD VI.

25 Nov, 1710 8 Aug. 1713 2 8 14 4 Nov. 1547 15 Ap'l 1552 4 5 11 | 12 Nov. 1713 1 15 Jan. 1715 | 1 2 3 1 Mar. 1553 | 31 Mar. 1553 1 0 1 0

GEORGE I.
MAR Y.

17 Mar. 1715 | 10 Mar. 17211 5 11 24
5 Oct. 1553 6 Dec. 1553 0 2 1 10 May 1722 7 Aug. 1727 | 5 2 28
2 Ap'l. 1554 5 May 1554 0 1 3
12 Nov. 1554 16 Jan. 1555 0 2 4

GEORGE II. 21 Oct. 1555 | 9 Dec. 1555 0 1 18

28 Nov. 1727 18 Ap'l. 1734 1 6 4 21 20 Jan. 1557 | 17 Nov. 1557 0 9 28

13 June 1734 28 Ap'l. 1741 | 6 10 15

25 June 1741 18 June 1747 5 11 24 ELIZABETH

13 Aug. 1747 | 8 Ap'l. 1754 6 7 26 23 Jan. 1558; 8 May 1558 1 0 3 16 31 May 1754 20 Mar. 1761 | 6 9 20 11 Jan. 1562 2 Jan. 1567 | 4 11 22 2 Ap'l. 1571 29 May 1571 0 1 27

GEORGE III. 8 May 1572 18 Mar. 1580 7 10 10

19 May 1761 | 11 Mar. 1768 69 23 Nov. 1585 14 Sep. 1586 10 9 21

10 May 1768 | 30 Sep. 1774 6 4 29 Oct. 1586 23 Mar, 1587 0 4 23

29 Nov. 1774 1 Sep. 1780 5 9 4 4 Feb. 1588 29 Mar. 1588

0 1 25

31 Oct. 1780 25 Mar. 1784 3 4 26 19 Nov. 1592 | 10 Ap'l. 1593 0 4 22

18 May 1784 11 June 1790 21 Oct. 1597 9 Feb. 1598 IL 8 16

10 Aug. 1790 20 May 1796 7 Oct. 1601 | 29 Dec. 1601 102 22

12 July 1796 / 31 Dec. 1800)

United kingdom of
JAMES 1.

> 5 il 18

Great Britain and Ireland. 19 Mar. 1603 9 Feb. 1611 | 7 10 21 22 Jan. 1801 29 Jan. 1802

5 Ap'l. 1614 7 June 1614 0 2 2 31 Aug. 1802 24 Oct. 1806 4 2 25 30 Jan. 16208 Feb. 1621 10 9 15 Dec. 1806 29 Ap'l. 1807 0 4 15 19 Feb. 1623 | 24 Mar. 1625 | 2 1 5 22 June 1807 | 29 Sep. 1812 5 3 7

24 Nov. 1812 10 June 1818 5 6 16 CHARLES I,

4 Aug. 1818 1 29 Feb. 1820 1 1 6 25 17 May 1625 | 12 Aug. 1625 1 0 2 26 6 Feb. 1626 15 June 1626 / 0 4 9

GEORGE IV.
17 Mar. 1627 | 10 Mar. 1628 0 11 23 23 Ap'l. 1820 | 2 June 1826 1 6 1.9
13 Ap'l. 1640 3 May 1640 0 0 22 14 Nov. 1826 | 24 July 1830 4 1 22
3 Nov. 1640 | 20 Ap'l. 1653 12 5 17

WILLIAM IV.
CHARLES II.

26 Oct. 1830 22 Ap'l. 1831 | 0 5 27
25 Ap'l. 1660 29 Dec. 1660, 0 8 4 | 14 June 1831 3 Dec. 1832 0 5 20
8 May 1661 24 Jan. 1678 16 8 16 || 29 Jan. 1833 30 Dec. 1834 1 11 1
6 Mar. 1679 12 July 1679 0 4 6 19 Feb. 1835 | 17 July 1837 % 5 %
17 Oct. 1679 18 Jan. 1681 1 3 1
21 Mar. 1681 | 28 Mar. 1681 | 0 0 7

VICTORIA.

15 Nov. 1837 JAMES II. 12 Mar. 1685 , 28 July 1687 | 2 4 16 22 Jan. 1688 26 Feb. 1689 1 1 4

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* For the following Table, with some corrections, I am indebted to M'Culloch's Statistics of the British Empire, v. 2, p. 121,

E RRA TA.

In page 39, twenty-one lines from the top, for "custoday''

read “ custody.” 80, fourth line from bottom, for “Ch. X.” read

"Chap. VIII.” 122, in Note, fourth line from bottomy, for “3,000"

read “ 30,000 (majores et minores barones)". and in the last line of that note, for “ Sel. “ Tit. Hon. 692," read “Spelman's Glos

“sary, 67," 142, in side note, last line, for “admissable” read

“admissible.” 148, lines ten and fifteen from the top, for “admis

“sable” read “ admissible.” 169, line fifteen from the top, for “ But is usual"

read “ But it is usual.” 190, in first side note, for “ passed” read “ classed.” 192, heading of the chapter, line four, after “ viz."

insert “Compounding Debts due to the “ Crown."

GENERAL IN DE X.

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Abbots, former number of, in Parliament 64 | Amendments, manner and order of mak-
......, their rank .........

........ 64n

ing, in committees on Bills 170
Abingdon, Lord, case of .............. 28

.... after passing a Bill....... 180
Accepting office disqualifies Members of

..... to Bills of the other House 184
House of Commons .............. 85, 89 ........ of a pecuniary nature, must
Access to the King, a privilege of Com. 56

be made in Committee.... 269
.......... of the Lords............... 68 | | Ancient privileges demanded by Speak-
Accounts, Public, to be annually laid er of the Commons, from the King.... 57

before Parliament..... .......266n Anecdote of Mr. Speaker Lenthall .... 61n
Acts of Parliament, authority of....... 191 ..... of Queen Elizabeth......... 687
.......... enrolled.....

Annual meeting of Parliament........156-7
.......... bow classed ............... 190

.......................... in Canada, 157n
......... Private, how far strangers Annuitants, may not vote at Elections.. 75
are affected by......

Appeals, Com. on Election decisions, .. 117
Addresses, rules as to..............

......... upon Private Bills, 224, 225
.......... how presented ..

Appeals to House of Lords ............ 30
".... Joint, of both Houses ....

............. from the Colonies.... ib.
Address of thanks.................124, 303 | Applications for Public Money......267, 29
........ to Governor to transmit to the Appropriation Bills................... 293

Throne certain Canadian Bills 185n Arrest, freedom from, of Peers......... 22
........ to the Crown to advance mo-

........ of Members of H. of Com..34-4
ney, irregular............ 2

...... of Witnesses............. 315
Adhering, insisting, receding, &c. from

..... of Parliamentary Agents 315n
amendments objected to by the other

...... to what cases it does not
House ................. ........146-7

extend ................. 22,36
Adjourument of House, motions for, 126, 127

. how privileged party may
............ of debate, motions for, 136, 149

be delivered out of custody,35-6
............ Session closed by ........ 151 | Articles of Impeachment.............. 331
Adultery, Bills of Divorce for, .... 231-235 Arundel, Castle of, a feudal Barony.... 69n
Agents, Parliamentary, charges of ..... 260........ Sir Thomas, anecdote of...... 68n
...... see Arrest, Freedom from.

Assaulting a Peer, a breach of privilege. 23
Aids, or assistance in money, definition of,263 1..............or his Servant .....
Alice Pierce, case of .................. 333 Assembly, Members of House of, exempt
Aliens, cannot be Members of either

from militia service during peace.... 23n
House of Parliament ..............69, 80

.............. as to franking by them. 33n
...... may not vote at Elections ......

.... must take oaths of Alle-
may sit in Canadian Legislature,

giance ................ 92
when naturalized .......... | Attainder, Bills of, see Bills of Attainder.
...... Naturalization of, see Naturaliz Attend, how far witnesses can be com-
ation Bills.

pelled to ........................316-17
...... difference between, & Denizens, 245n Attorney-General, summoned to attend
Allegiance, Oatb of, to be taken by Ca

House of Peers, with the Judges..... 28
nadian Legislators ...............69n,92 1.............. is not incapable of sitting
Alms, persons receiving, ineligible to

in House of Commons..
vote at Elections ...

| Attorneys may not vote at Elections, if
Ambassadors, not disqualified from sit-

employed there ......
tivg in Parliament.................. 88 Audience of the King, see Access,&c.
Amendments, to a question, how made, 137-9
............ to what extent admissible 138 Bail of persons impeached .............
...... precedence of motions for, 140-3 ....Peers will not be admitted as ......

. to amendments, rules for . 142 Ballot for Election Committees .......
..... between the Two Houses, 145.7 | ...... for precedence in presentation of
..... how far they may be

petitions .................... 28
carried .......... 147 Bankrupts, Peers privilege when ...... 25
.. if rejected in one stage, ..........privilege of members of house
may be offered in another,

of Commons, when .......
and vice versa .........148-8

....members of Commons, during
on 3d reading of bills, 178, 227

recess, new writ to issue... 60

63

.........

25

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Baronial tenure of Bishops............ Bills, Private, ordered for second read-
Barons, all Peers sit in Parliament as ... 66

ing, and examined in Private
Bedford, Duke of, degraded for poverty

Bill Office...... .......2067
Beheading,allowed to condemned Peers,

..... petition praying to be heard
by grace .........

against the bill ............. 217
Berkeley, Lord, case of .........

second reading ............. 207-9
Bill, Public, what it is ................158-9

.... Fees to be paid before .... 208
........ how made ancientiy .......... 158

Breviates of Private Bills .. 207-8n
of a public and private nature.. 159

how to throw out bill at this
what house they should origi-

stage ....................... 209
nate in ................ 19,160-62

Counsel heard and Witnesses
...... how brought in .............. 163

examined upon the bill .... 209-10
by Members, Committee, &c. ib.

Bill referred to a (Select) Com-
.. presented ................... 164

mittee ..................... 21!
first reading .............. 165-67

proceedings before Committee 211-20
. withdrawu and new one order-

Consel hard, and Witnesses
ed...... ..........165, 179

examined, before Committee 213
consent of Crown, given to,

.. Proofs that must be given be-
when required ............ 166

fore Committee ............ 214n
.. not to be read twice the same

.. Report of Committee ........ 221-2
day .......................

...... considered and amended.. 22:2
..... second reading..........

.... if not prepared wiibin time
...... counsel heard upon ..

ib.

limited for receiving ... 223
commitment .......... .. 168 &c. ..... re-comarital of bill .......... 223-4
.... Report ...................... 172 ...... petition against report of Con
re-committal ....

173-4

Bullee ............. ........ 22
... proceedings on Report ......173-5 ........ referred to Sessional Com-
... third reading .............. 175-78

mittee of Appeals ..... 224-5
Ryders, mannerof adding .... 177

proceediugs before this Com .
amendments to third reading .. 178

mittee ................... 925 6
.... filling up Blanks ...... 179

Bil ingrossed and examined. 226
...... passage of the bill ............ 180

.... read a third time ........... 226-7
.. sent to the other House ......

Ryders added to Bill ........ 227
....... once rejected not to be brought

Bill passed and sent to Lords 228
in again that session 181.83-

Consent of Crown given when
except in certain cases ...... 182

required ..........

...... ib.
...... amended by the Lords .........

considered in the Lords ...... 1b.
.... amendments considered ...... ib.

. Royal aagent ................. 229
cases of, being hurried through 10.

how far Strangers are affected
remain with Lords for Royal

by ............ ............
assent .......

Precedents for formation of ... ib.
Royal assent how given ...... 185

Special Private Bills 230, viz: for com-
....... bill indorsed ................. 186

pounding debts due to the
Bills, Private, what they are........... 192-3

Crown 230, Divorce 231, &e.
...... notice to be given of intended

Estale, 235, &c. Naturaliza-
application for, in certain ca.

tion, 245, &c. and Name
ses .......................193 95

Bills ....................... 2419
........ particular rules and orders re | Bill read first time pro forma at begin.
specting such notices ..... 195 98 ning of a Session ....

.... 123-4
........ petitions for ................ 198 Bills, two made one, by amendment.... 139
....... referred to Sessional Commit

..., order that no new, be considered,
tee on petitions for ...... 198-200

after such a time ......
consint of parties interested,
.... order in presenting by Message...

207
how given ................ 202

..., evidence on which one was passed
........ report of this Commitee ....., 203 requested by the other House ... 390
..... referred to Committee on

., of Altajuder, how conducted ..... 336
Sianding Orders ........
.... of Grace and Pardon ............

274
........ petition to dispense, &c. with

.., of Pains and Penalties ............ 336
Sianding Orders on ........ ib.

........... ...... last attempt to pass 337
..... to dispense with Sessional

.... of Rights. See Rights, Bill of
Orders ................. 204

Bishop, the junior, reads prayers in the
.... for leave to add certain

House of Lords ......
provisions to the bill.... ib.

Bishops may not be tried by their l'eers, 21
.... for Private bill, withdrawn

See Lords Spiritual.
.. Bill ordered, and presented ... 2

Black Rod, Gentleman Usher of ......, 319
...... Instructions O Members to

....... Yeoman Usher of ............ 1h.
bring in ................... i

........ messages by ................ 305
........ printed and distributed ........ ib

Blackstore quoicd ................ 275,329
withdrawn & new one ordered 206

Blanks, rules in filling up ...... 143, 179.269

184

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Blood, Bills for restitution in, to be sign-

of Jreland ........................ 667
ed by the King, and to begin in the

Clarendon, Coustitutions of .......... 65
Lords' House .....

.............160n Classification of Acts of Parliament .... 190
Boroughs, right of Election in ........ 78-9 Classifying Election Petitions .......
Breach of Privilege, complaint of in the Clause, number of, no part of the bill... 139

Lords, how to be ......, transposed by amendment ..... ib.

made ......... 29 Clergy, benefit of, similar privilege for

... in the Cominons 39 merly possessed by Peers ....
how to decide if a case be 46 ...... of Established Churches of Eng.
committed in one, may be

land and Scotland, and Catho-
punished in another Par-

lic Priests, may vote, but not
liament ................

sit in House of Commons.....82,83
for King to make member ...... of all denominations excluded
of House of Commons a

from parl. in Canada ......... 83
Sheriff .................

83 Clerk of the Crown ............... 319,325
. for King to notice proceed-

.... of the Parliaments .....
ings in Parliament...... 39 .... of the House of Commons ....
. for member 10 assert opin-

............ his duties ....
ion of the King upon mat ........... his salary and fees ... 323,324h.

ters pending ........... 40 .... Assistant ........................ 323
Breach of the Peace, privilege from ar-

.... Under Clerks ................ 323-325
rest does not extend to ..... ...... 22,36

.... of Elections 324, fees of, App. xiii.
Breviate of bill presented with it ..... 165 .... Speaker's Secretary ......... 324n.325

...... of Private Bills ......... 207n, 200n .... puts guestions of adjournment, in
........ of Bills, read by the Speaker .. 59 absence of Speaker .....
Bribery, à disqualification to Electors Clerks and officers of the House not to
and Blected ....

displaced without order ............. 319
Burgesses, wages of .

44 Cloth of Estate, obeisance to the .......
Burke quoted .....

ib | Coal-meters, certain, may not vote at
Burleigh quoted

14 Elections .....
Business, order of ...

Co-existing questions ....

- 145

Coke, Sir Edward, quoted ........ 13,44,49
Call of the House ..

Colonial bills, Governor's assent to, not
Cambridge University sends members to

fival .......................186
Parliament .....

inanner of proceeding on, in
Camden quoted .....

theColonial Department,after
Canadian bills which the Governor must

the Governor's assent .... 186-189
reserve for the Royal consideration 185n.

Legislatures, do not possess
Canon of Council of Toledo ....

the powers of an Imperial
Capias pro fine et exigent, privilege

Parliament................. 15
from arrest does not extend to ....

. subject to Parliament of the
Carriages of Peers exempt from King's

mother country ............ ib.
service....

. opinion of Crown Lawyers as
Carts of Peers exempt from the King's

to powers of ...
service.....

Commission appointed by Speaker to
...........
Casting yote ...

issue Election Warrants in his ab-
Catholic Priests may not sit in parlt.

sence during recess ................
Chair taken by Speaker ...

........... Parliameut opened by ..... 123
Chairman of Committees (in Lords')...

Commissioners, exclusive right of Com-
......... of Select Committee ........

mons to name, in money bills........ 2667
Chancellor, Lord, Speaker of Lords'

....... under Prov. Statute for
House ...

examining Witnesses on a Contested
...... his place in the House ..

Election.................... 110n. IIln.
Chaplain, his duties .....

Commitment of a question ............ 130
........ his salary ...

328 ...... precedence of a motion for .. 140-142
........ how many a Peer may qualify 24 Committal for contempt .............. 314
Chiltern Hundreds, Stewards of, disqua Committee on Petitions for Private bills 198

lified from sitting in Parlia .......... on Public Petitions ..... 283, 284

ment........ .............89-91 .......... on Standing Orders on Priy-
...... Members accepting, vacate their

ate bills............

....... 203
seats ........

89 ......... on Private Bill, 211-20..report 221
...... former use of 90n 9ln.

..... of Appeals upon Priv. Bills 294-5
Cinque Ports, Elections at ..

.. appointed to bring in bills.. 163-4
.... their number .....

. 79n

.... instructions to them........ 163
Cities, right of Election in.
78,79 Committees, various kinds of ....

285
Civil Officers of Government compelled

. Standing ..............

ib.
to attend as Witnesses before Parlia-

... Sessional ..........
nient .................. ...........

317

.. who to be named thereon ... 169
Claims to vote for Representative Peers

... of the Whole House .......2

lentia

286

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