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Parliament among the Peers of this realm, in in the army raised by order of Parliament, 24 H. VIII, where he took his place ac
under the command of Robert Earl of Elcordingly on the 4th of May. In which lex, employed (as pretended) for the defence year alio King Henry going with great state of the Proteftant religion, the safety of his into France, and landing at Calais the 11th Majesty's perion, and of the Parliament; of O&tober, he attended him thither ; as he was General of the Crdnance, and Coloalso to Boloign, at that magnificent inter- nel of a regiment of foot. He departed this view with King Francis the First.
life the 18th of June the same year. He The prebate of his täitament bearing date married Elijabeth, fule daughter and heir of the fuft of September, anno 1562, it is pro- William Howard Lord Effinghain, (son and bable he died in that year. By Elisabeth heir of Charles Eurl of Nottingham) and of his wife, daughter and coheir to Henry de Anne his wife, daughter and fole' heir of Vere, Lord of Drayton and Adington, in John Lord St. John of Bletto, and had issue com. Northampion, he had illue Jolin his by her two fons, Henry Eart of Peterbcson and heir, William, and George; alo lix rough, and Joly created by King Charles daughters.
II. Lord Mordaunt of Rytgate, and VifWhich John, in the life-time of his father, count Avalon; allo a dughter Elisabetli, was made one of the Knights of the Bath, married to Thomas, fwn and heir of Edward with the Marquis of Dortet, the Earl of Lord Howari of Eicrick. Derby, and other Nobles, at the coronation His fucceflor, Henry Earl of Peterboof Queen Anne Bolien, in 25 II. VIII. rough, distinguided himself in the civil On the death of K. Edward the Vi, be ap wars, in behalf of King Charles I ; railed a peared in arms with the firit, on the behalf regiment at his own expence, and was of Queen Mary'; whereupon he was fivorn wounded at the bottle of Newbury, and ofof her Privy-council ; and in her reign ten in prisoned for his loyal attempts. In ferved in four lerer al Parliaments for Bet- 1648, he was in that with the Earl of Holford.hire. Bis tetament, bears date the land, to rescue the King from his impritun16th of April, 13 Elif. and was proved the ment ; and on their diftat, though that 19th of Ołto.xr, 14 Elif. He inarried El Earl wis taken and belieuded, yet tire Earl len, cousin and heir to Sir Richard Fitz- of Peterborou h, with his brother, escaped, Lewes of Weft-Thornton, in com. Liicx, but were voici traitors to the CommonKnt. by whom he had iiiue Lewis luis fon wealth, and their estates sequesteret. and heir,
On the mariage of King Charles II, he Which Lewis, Lord Mordaunt, had the was sent with a ile i, and iosk portcfiion of honour of knighthood conferred on him by Tangier in Africa, fir his Multiy, wliere Queen Elisabeth, in 3567; and, in the 19th he remainded as Governor til 1663, when of the reign of that Queeri
, was one of the he was succeciel by the Earl of Tiviot, and Peers who sat in judgment on Thomas Duke arrived at Whitehall
, July the 4th. In the of Norfolk ; liktsite in 29 Elif. on the year 1673, he was sent Ambat lor ExnaQueen of Scots út Fotheringhay; and de- ordinary to the Cucit of Nakna, to negoparting this life anno 1601, (+3 Elt) left tiate a match betw.en a diughter of that issue by Elisabeth his wife, daughter of Sir House, and James Duke of York, which lic Arthur Darcy, Kt. fecond lon of Thomas concluded, and was the proxy in the maLord Darcy, and ancestor to the prefent riage-ccrenony, avd brou ht 'her over Earl of Holdernesle, Henry his fon zod heir. througir France, landing at Dorer on No
Which Henry, Lord Mordaunt, in the veinber 21, 1679. After which he was 4th of King Jumes the First, being luípected sworn of the Privy-council at Hampionto have knowledge of the gun-powıler trea court, July the icit, 1674. fon plot, was, with Edward Lord Stourton, At the coronation of King James, he corand the Eart of Northumberland, commit- ried the sce, tra with the crois ; and on Sunted to the tower ; where, after some impri. day the 19th day of April, 1665, 'is Majeily sonment, he, and the Lord Stourt-n, being was pleased to declute him Gioun ot' the fined in the Star-chamber, June 3, 1606, Stoic, by deliving the golden key tu bois were released ; but the Earl of Northumber: Lordship. On the oth of June, inese land continued a prisoner for many years year, he was elected a Kught of the Gat.ir after. This Henry had to wife Margaret, and inttalled the 22d of july fuilowing, and daughter of Henry Lord Compton, by whom was Colonel of a regiment of hurte in that he had issue John his son and heir, who fuc- reign. ceeded him.
After the accession of King William an! Which John, was advanced to the dignity Queen Mary, the Cur.monsieulved (O.tv of Earl of Peterborough, by lettors pitent, ber 26, 1689) that the Earl of Perles bearing date 9 Marti', 3 Car. I. In 1642, rough, and tho Eal of Salisbury, shoui la
impeached of high treason, for departing iffue by the Lady Frances his wife, second from their allegiance, and being reconciled daughter to Charles Paulet Duke of Bolton, to the church of Rome; but the impeach (who died Aug. 5, 1795) two sons ; ment was dropped. His Lordnip departed Charles Lord Mordaunt, who fucceeded his this life on the 19th day of June 1697, grandfather in 1735; and John. without iffie male, leaving by Penelope lis Charles, now Earl of Peterborough, mar. wife, daughter of Barnabas Earl of Tho- ried Mary, daughter of John Cox, Efq; of mond (in hieland) an only daughter, Mary, London by whom he hath issue two daughmarried to Henry Duke of Norfolk, and ters, Lady Frances, born in April 1736; secondly to Sir John Germain, Bart. fo that and Lady Mary. His first Lady dying in the title of Earl of Peterborough devolved November 175's, he married a second, Robion his nephew Charles, son and heir of John niana, daughter of Col. Brown, by whom he Lord Viscount Avalon, fecond son of John has a lon and heir, Henry Lord Mordaunt, Earl of Peterborough,
born, May 16, 1758. His Lordship's Which John, Lord Viscount Avalon, was brother, the Hon. Jolin Mordaunt, is a Colofamed for his signal exploits during the nel in the army. usurpation, and being very instrumental in Titles.] Charles Mordaunt Earl of the restoration of King Charles Il. He Peterborough, and Monmouth, Viscount married Elisabeth, daughter and sole heir of Avalon, Baron Mordaunt of Turvey, and Thomas Carey, second son to Robert Earl Baron Mordaunt of Ryegate. of Monmouth by whom he had iffue feven CREATIONS.] Baron Mordaunt of fons, and four daughters. He departed this Turvey, in com. Bedford, by writ of sum. life in the 48th year of his age, on the 5th of mons May 4. (1532) 24 H. VII. Earl of June, 1675. His fons that survived to ma Peterbourough in com. Northampton, by turity were five, and four daughters ; of the letters patent Mar. 9 (1627) 3 Car. I, Basons, Charles, the eldest, succeeded to the ron Mordaunt of Rygate, in com. Surry, title of Earl of Peterborough, and was also and Viscount Mordaunt in Avalon in com. Earl of Monmouth. -- We have given the Somerset, July 10 (1659) 11 (ar. II. and life of this illustrious Lord, with his head Earl of the county of Monmouth April 9 finely engravel, in three successive Maga- (1689) · William and Mary. zines for February, March, and April, Arms.] Argent, a cheveron between 3761. His male islue were John and three estoils of six points sable. Heny.
CREST.) In an Earl's coronet or the bust John Lord Mordaunt, taking caly to of a Moorish Prince, habited in cloth of arms, eminently distinguished himself like gold, all proper, and wreathed about the his father. He was Colonel of the grana- temples, argent. diers in the first re riment of foot-guards, at SUPPORTERS] Two eagles silver, armed the battle of Hochftet ; and then lost his and membered sable. Jeft-arın in the service of his country. Ile Motto.) Nec PLACIDA CONTENTA was afterwards Colonel of the royal regiment QUIETE Est.] of Scoich fuzileers, and wis a Member of CHIEF SEATS.] At Parson's-green in the House of Coinmons for Chipenham, the county of Middlesex ; at Dantey in from the : 2th year of King Williain to the
Wilt hire ; and New Burlington-treet, gth year of Quen Anne. He died of the London. finall-pox on the 6th of April, 1710, leaving
Abstract of an ACT for registering the Prices at which Corn is fold
in the several Counties of Great Britain, and the Quantity exported and
T has by fome fatality happened, that Peace for each county in Great Britain are
the preambles to acts of Parliament, required, at their quarter-fessions, next after which were formerly of great use in explain- Sept. 29, annually to direct returns to be ing the reasons for parting them, have of late made weekly of the prices of wheat, rye, been very much shortened, or whoily omit. barley, cats, and beans, from so many marted; the preamble to this act only suggests, ket-towns within their respective counties, That a register of the prices, at which corn as they mall think proper, not being less is sold in the several counties of Great Bri- than two, nor more than fix ; and to ap. tain, will be of public and general advan- point a proper person to make the same to a tage: For which re. Son the Justices of the person to be appointed to receive them and
in cafe such person shall die, neglect his du By this act the Lord High Treasurer is ty, or become incapable of performing it, impowered to appoint a fit person to receive any two Justices, acting for the county, may the returns at the Treasury, and to enter appoint another till the next quarter-feflions, them fairly in a book kept for that purpose ; at which the Justices may either confirm and once in every week to cause them, or an such appointment, or chuse another. abstract of them, to be published in the Lon
By this act the meal-weighers of the city don Gazette ; and shall also four times of London are to take an account of the every year transmit a certificate to the Clerks prices at the markets within the said city, of the Peace for each respetive county, of and return the average weekly to the person the returns which have been made by the appointed to receive the same. In case of several persons appointed to make the same neglect to appoint a proper person to make within each county, in order to discover whereturns, the Lord High Treasurer may ap- ther the same were regularly made according point one to officiate till the respective to the directions of this act.--No salary is Justices, at their quarter-fessions next after allotted by this act to the person to be apSept. 29, shall appoint a proper person for pointed at the Treasury; it may therefore that purpose.
be supposedi, that it is intended for some . The justices for each county shall cause Great Man, who, no doubt, will be well also a standard Winchester bushel of eight paid, and do the business by a Deputy. gallons to be kept at every market-town, The Lord High Treasurer is required to from whence such returns Mall be made ; direct, that an account of all exports and imand such returns Thall be the average prices ports of grain from and into Great Britain, by the customary measure of each respective with the bounties paid and received thereon, market; and also by that Winchester bushel. be transmitted annually by the Commiss -For every return the person appointed soners of the Customs in England and Scotthall be allowed two shillings, to be paid land, to be registered in proper books by the quarterly out of the county stock. But perfon appointed to receive the returns of the from this payment the city of London is prices from the several counties. This ait cxempted.
is to continue in force for seven years.
Abstract of an ACT, to prevent Delays of Justice by Reason of Privilege
T is hereby enacted, That from the 24th thereupon, shall at any time be impeached, time, commence and prosecute any action or p! tence of any privilege of Parliament. fuit in any Court of Record, or Court of It is nevertheless provided, that nothing in Equity, or of Admiralty, and in all causes this act shall extend to subject the person of matrimonial and testamentary, in any Court any of the Members of the House of Comhaving cognisance of causes matrimonial and mons to be arrested or imprisoned upon any teftamentary, against any Peer or Lord of such fuit or proceedings ; but whether by Parliament of Great Britain, or against any neglect or design, nothing is faid about the cf the Knights, Citizens, and Burgetles, and imprisonment of the Lords. By this act, the Commissioners for thires and burghs of however, obedience may be inforced to any the House of Commons of Great Britain, or rule of his Majesty's Courts, against any peragainst their menial or other servants, or any fon intitled to privilege of Parliament, by other person intided to the privilege of Par- ditress infinite; and the isues arising from liament of Great Britain ; and no fuch ac- such distress may be fold from time to tine tion, fuit, or any other process or proceedling for payment of the plaintif's costs.
The BRITISH Mufe, containing original Poems, Songs, &c.
Lidth' infijious train awiv,
Son: b?:chcr hours for mischizi find,
Harrisny Niall role to day,
Diftinguish'd from the vulgar year, We, the poor peasants of this humble cet, And mark'd with Heav'n's peculiar white; Chear'd with your smiles, contented with our This day shall grace his rolling sphere,
lot, And ling'ring end its tright career, Envy not those whom happier seasons suit, Unwilling to be lost in night.
Nor grudge them fuller markets for their Discord, lead thy fiends away,
fruit; Harmony shall rule to-day.
Nor with their art to push a brisker trade,
Peale, beans, and poi-herbs into ballads Is there, intent on Britain's goot,
made, Some angel hovering in the sky,
And cry'd about by folks in masquerade ; Whole ample view surveys her circling food,
Our shop's too scanty, and our means too low, Her guardian rocks, that shine on high ; To draw in chapmen-by a Jubillo. Her foreits waving to the gales,
Thus Tiddidol's lac'd coat, and plumed head, Her streams that glide through fertile vales, Collect the crond to buy--his gingerbread, Her lowing pastures, fleecy downs, Soft- let me check the flippant muse's sport, Tow'ring citics, busy towns;
Unworthy of her cause, and this great court : Is there, who views them all with joy serene, Not fmail the fint' have funk a people's tafte, And breathes a blesing on the various fcene? Chili'd their fine fires, their folid sense de
bas'd; 0, if there is, to him 'is giv'n,
Turn'd useful mirth, and falutary woe, (When daring crimes almost demand
To idle pageantry, and empty shew : The vengeance of the Thunderer's hand)
Wit, men, and manners, incident, and piot, To foiten, or avert the wrath of Heav'n,
Paffion, and pathos, totally forgot ; O'er ocean's face do tempests iwecp,
Blasted the bay on ev'ry classic brow, Do civil ftorms blow loud,
Taylors are deem'd the only poets now: He stills the raging of the deep,
Hark! what a roar at Lear's old surtout, And madness of the croud.
Falftaff's stuff'd vert, and Pistol's hat and boot ! He too, when Heav'n vouchsafes to smile
To folemn sounds fee sordid scene-men ftalk, Propitious on his favourite ifle, With zeal performs the task he loves,
And the great Shakespeare's vaft creation
walk. And ev'ry gracious boon improves.
Can a lean wardrobe all his powers express Blest delegate ! if now there lies.
Can his fine phrenly creep into a dress?
E'en Rofcius blushes at his own success, Ripening in yonder pregnant skies,
And feels rome tranGent touches for his Suine great event of more than common good,
To have funk those fecnes below a pantoTho'envy howl with all her brood,
Rouse then, ye master spirits of the age,
Support the dryoping honours of the itage. And from this æra let iheir course begin!
Whai ! shall thole laurels, which your fires
By their degenerate offspring be profan'd? OCCASIONAL PROLOGUE, No, from this period let the reign commence
Spoken by Mr. FOOTE on the Opening of Of rescu'd nature and reviving sense.
A new Ballad ; furg by Mils JAMESON, till'd,
at Vauxhall-gardens. Set by nir. WORThei: ricks now finish'd, and their barns well fill’d,
HE longfters of May Deeming the lands not worth their farther
rich hay, trouble,
And fill all the woods with their strains ; Jointly withdraw, and let us glean the subble.
The groves all around Thus in fair Efum's vale, when harvett's With their music resound, o'er,
And they charm all the nymphis and their The fields lie cpen--to the piss and poor :'
swains. Not but the after-produce of the fil, When rightly culeur'd, well repays the toil; The lark all day long But then each fpot with proper grain to hit, Thrills his sweet foaring long; Well to supply the galleries, boxes, pit; The linnet and thrush tune their throats ; To fhield the shoots froin all the winds that And, when comes the calm night, blow,
'Tis the nepherd's delight
Now list to cach song.