Appendix III

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Parliamentary Lists

In this appendix lists having reference to Members’ general political allegiance and behaviour are noted first, specifically Scottish and Irish lists appearing as an addendum. Division lists, recording their actual votes (or consolidated votes) on specific questions before the House, follow. Commentaries on them may be found in the Introductory Survey.

11 May 1790. List of Members who were at the meeting at Burlington House. This list in the Blair Adam mss, pre-dating the dissolution of 1790 by a month, supplies the names of 102 opposition Members mustered for a conference by the Duke of Portland, the Whig leader.

April 1791. Forecast list of 539 Members’ votes on the exemption of Scotland from the Test Act (division of 10 May), compiled by Sir Gilbert Elliot, and consisting of 167 pro, 280 con, and 81 doubtful, with occasional remarks against Members’ names.1

December 1792. List of 109 supposed Portland Whigs.2 This list in the Minto mss was critically annotated by Portland, whose adherents did not follow Fox into opposition on the address, 13 Dec.

1792. Whig Club (London, 1792) lists members, distinguishing those who were MPs. There had been a previous publication of this kind in 1788. A later one, in 1799, noted seceders from the Club. Admissions were reported from time to time in the Morning Chronicle.

1793. A list of the members of the Society of the Friends of the People distinguishes MPs.3 So does a list of the committee of the Friends of the Liberty of the Press, in the Morning Chronicle, 21 Mar. 1793.

February 1793. A list of opposition Members invited to Windham’s house to muster in support of government in wartime appears both in Windham’s papers4 and in the Minto mss.5 The latter distinguishes those who attended on 10 Feb. from those who did so on 17 Feb. and those who did not accept the invitation on either date. Lord Sheffield writing to Lord Auckland, 22 Feb.,6 also (incompletely) listed attendance at the meetings.

28 Feb. 1793. Whig Club resolutions, followed by a list of Members seceding from the Club.7

3 Jan. 1795. The Courier lists 21 Members ‘who had previously supported the war’, but who on 30 Dec. voted for Wilberforce’s amendment in favour of peace negotiations.

1795. George Rose’s election forecast for the Treasury8 distinguishes 99 Members who were then ‘con’, i.e. hostile to government. The categories of ‘hopeful’ and ‘doubtful’ which he employed respectively in 23 and 21 cases in the same forecast cannot with certainty be applied ad personam as they have a bearing on the anticipated result of the elections.

1796. Three lists in the Chatham papers9 of persons in quest of seats are of 66 ministerial supporters applying to government for a berth: there are many Members, past and future, among them.

9 Mar. 1797. List of Members who met at Sir John Sinclair’s invitation to form an ‘armed neutrality’ in the House, compiled by Charles Abbot.10 Abbot lists 19 of ‘about thirty’ who were present. For possible additions, see The Times, 13 Mar. 1797, and Geo. III Corresp. ii. p. xxiii.

Feb. 1801. On 24 Feb., The Times listed the names of 30 Members ‘not in the habit of voting with the opposition’, who joined the minority on Sturt’s motion of 19 Feb. critical of the Ferrol expedition.

May 1802. On 21 May The Times listed the names of 30 stewards for the celebration of Pitt’s birthday a week thence, all but a few of them Members. This pinpoints Members personally attached to Pitt in an attempt to wean him from support for Addington’s ministry.

16 Nov. 1802. The principal opponents of Addington’s ministry were listed by the Speaker11 in two groups led by William Windham (ten of them) and George Canning (eight of them).

June 1803. In a letter to his friend John Hookham Frere, 9 June,12 Canning classifies supporters of Patten’s censure motion as ‘Grenvilles and Windham’s’, ‘us, or P[itt]’s friends’, ‘L[or]d Fitzwilliam’s’ and ‘stragglers’.13

March 1804. A preliminary classification of Members by George Rose in the Chatham papers14 lists 106 under ‘Pitt’, 76 under ‘Fox’, 21 under ‘Windham’ and 17 under ‘Addington’.

May 1804. George Rose and Charles Long, for the Treasury, classified some 270 Members not expected to support Pitt’s second ministry in a bid to convince the King of Pitt’s need of ‘some other aid’. Included in the lists15 were 42 adherents of the Prince of Wales, 79 Foxites, 68 Addingtonians, 23 Grenvillites and 58 doubtful.

[Sept.] 1804. A comprehensive analysis by the Treasury of the whole House.16 The categories were Pitt; Fox and Grenville; doubtful Addingtonian, and the Prince’s friends. Some further attempt was made to clarify the ‘doubtful’ category.17

25 July 1805. A further comprehensive analysis by the Treasury of the whole House18 distinguishes supporters of Pitt, of opposition and of Lord Sidmouth, and adds doubtfuls to all three of these categories. This list was apparently intended to assess Pitt’s prospects of survival without Sidmouth’s support, and without an overture to the opposition.

1806. A list of the Parliament elected in 1806, classified as to attitude towards the abolition of the slave trade, in the Holland House mss.19 The categories are ‘staunch friends’, ‘friendly’, ‘doubtful’ and ‘adverse’. This draft has been much altered to allow for transfers from one category to another.

22 June 1807. The Morning Chronicle lists 182 Members who voted for Brand’s or Lyttelton’s motion against the Portland administration in April, and 68 others who did not vote (26 because they were new Members) and were ‘totally unconnected with His Majesty’s new government’. By deduction this list supplies ten Members who voted for Lyttelton’s and not for Brand’s motion.

1807. List of supporters of the late administration at a dinner held after the general election of 1807.20 This claims to include 137 Members— all but three are listed.

18 Jan. 1809. List of Whigs who met to endorse George Ponsonby’s leadership.21 Forty-four names are listed.

Mar. 1810. A comprehensive list of the House compiled for the Whigs at the instigation of Brougham, procured by their enemies and published in the Satirist in June. It was drawn up between 19 and 24 Mar. The categories are ‘present opposition (thick and thin men, who vote against ministers on all occasions)’; ‘hopeful’; ‘doubtful’; ‘Lord Sidmouth’; ‘Mr Perceval’; ‘Mr Canning’; ‘Lord Castlereagh’; ‘Lord Wellesley’; ‘no party’; ‘against the opposition’; and ‘government’. The list was designed not only to assess opposition prospects for the crucial division on the Scheldt inquiry, but to judge their strength as a prospective administration— whence the distinction of the two last categories.

19 Jan. 1811. Two lists in the Blair Adam mss of persons ‘to whom expresses were dispatched ... to bring them to London’ and ‘to whom messengers were sent to detain them in London’ are evidence of the Whig muster on the Regency bill. There are 13 names in the first list and 19 in the second.

June 1811. Lists including Members sympathetic to parliamentary reform appear in Cobbett’s Pol. Reg. xix. 1516-21, in Cartwright Corresp. ii. 371-5 and in the Morning Chronicle, 7 June 1811. The Friends of Constitutional Reform who had met in March of that year canvassed many Members, as appears in the circular for attendance, with manuscript additions in the Whitbread mss W1/4453. How few Members were induced to rally to them appears in the same source (W1/4455). A list of members of the Hampden Club drawn up on 14 May 1814 includes 16 Members in this period.

1812. After the election of 1812 the Treasury listed its supporters, adding ‘hopefuls’ and ‘doubtfuls’.22 There are also, in the Liverpool mss,23 two lists of adherents of Lord Wellesley and of George Canning in the ‘last Parliament’ and in the ‘present Parliament’. Charles Greville the diarist reported on 22 Mar. 182024 ‘I have just found a list of the Members of Parliament who formed the party of Ld. Wellesley and Canning when they were united, and headed a party in the H[ouse] of C[ommons]’. The list contains 15 Wellesleyites and 17 Canningites.

1813. A list of Members of the current Parliament,25 updated to 20 Sept. 1813, but not entirely accurate, presumably compiled by Henry Heneage St. Paul. Among other things it attempts political classification: ‘ministerialists’ number 383, ‘opposition’ 202, ‘Canning’ 36 and ‘no party’ 29. Some of the classifications of Members are questionable.

1815. The Pitt Club 26 handbook provides lists of Members who were officials then and stewards of the Club’s triennial commemorations in 1808, 1811, 1814.

[13 Apr. 1818] ‘A list of gentlemen to whom Lord Liverpool’s notes have been sent for a meeting on Monday at Fife House.’ Seventy-eight Members to whom the premier outlined government proposals for the royal dukes’ marriage grants are listed.27

[1818] Three government lists for dinner parties, excluding ‘official men’. There are just over 30 Members in each of the lists.28

1818. Signatories to the requisition to George Tierney to lead the Whigs in the House of Commons after the general election. There were 113, and six Members who ‘approved but would not sign’ were appended.29




1802. State of the last General Election in Scotland, compiled by Charles Innes for the Home secretary.30 This divides the Scots Members into three categories: ‘those who are either independent altogether or in direct opposition to Mr [Henry] Dundas’; ‘those who will most probably support administration, even if Mr Dundas were to go into opposition’; and ‘those who would probably adhere to Mr Dundas, and the situation they stand in with regard to government’. The background of this compilation was the strained relationship between Addington, the premier, and Dundas, Pitt’s election manager for Scotland, during the general election of 1802. Charles Innes had also compiled a ‘State of the probable returns of Members of Parliament in Scotland’ before the election.31

[1802] A list of Scots Members compiled by Henry Dundas.32 There are four categories: 26 ‘invariably attached as partisans to the politics of Mr Pitt and Mr Dundas’; 5 ‘supporters of the present government’; 5 ‘opposition at heart’; and 9 ‘certainly supporters of the present government, but if a question was to arise, the plain purport of which was, who shall be the minister of this country, they would decidedly vote Mr Pitt against every person whatever’.

[early 1806] ‘State of the Scotch Counties etc.’, in the hand of William Adam, in the Holland House mss.33 This contrasts in each constituency the ‘Dundas etc. interest’ with the ‘Whig interest’ and comments on Members’ conduct in some cases.

May 1806. State of the Scottish constituencies with regard to the next general election.34 This guide for the Home secretary also contains ‘general remarks’ involving Members’ conduct. Complementary to it is an analysis of Earl Spencer’s interest in Scotland, in the same source, which distinguishes Members ‘attached to his lordship and not likely to lose their seats at a general election’, and comments on the remainder.

7 Feb. 1807. William Adam’s enclosure to Viscount Howick of ‘the whole of the Scotch representation— dissected’.35 He lists 22 Members as ‘Friends of govt. unconnected with Lord Melville’, 14 ‘upon whom Lord Melville may absolutely depend’, four ‘relations of Lord Melville who declare themselves supporters of govt.’, four ‘doubtful’ and one ‘to be got when Mr Wortley vacates Bute’.

30 May 1807. A letter from William Adam to Lord Grenville in the Fortescue mss36 encloses ‘ my compte rendue of Scotch elections’, stating the performance of the Whig opposition, successes and disappointments only.

11 June [1807]. A letter from William Maxwell of Carriden to Viscount Howick37 lists ‘Scotch Members in opposition’ for purposes of muster. Twelve names are listed.

[c.1810]. A list of Scots peers and commoners in the Melville mss38 confined to those who ‘from obligations or personal attachments would most, if not all of them probably support any line of politics Lord Melville might decidedly adopt, but he has never wished nor courted a personal party’. Appended to it is a list of allied interests of Melville’s in the constituencies. The list doubtless has a bearing on Melville’s claims to attention from Perceval’s administration.

Nov. 1810. ‘Sketch of the political interest in Scotland’ in the Melville mss.39 This lists the electoral interests and prospects in all constituencies, with occasional comments on politics.



Mar. 1801. Alphabetical list of Irish Members ‘with circumstances’.40

25 Mar. 1801. List of Irish Members who had not yet taken their seats in the Imperial Parliament.41

Nov. 1801. ‘Members applied to by me [Charles Abbot] to go to Parliament in November 1801’.42

1801/2. ‘List of Irish Members who have appeared this session’.43

5 Feb. 1803. Marsden’s list of Irish Members ‘gone or going’ to England, ‘not going’ or queried.44

9 Mar. 1803. Marsden’s list of Irish Members ‘in England’, ‘not going’ or ‘doubtful’.45

[Apr. 1804]. List of Irish Members and their circumstances.46

29 Dec. 1804. Parliamentary list of Irish Members with comments on their likely conduct, in the Hardwicke mss.47

27 Apr.-6 June 1805. Marsden’s five lists of Irish Members and their attendance for Secretary Vansittart’s benefit.48

May 1806. List of Irish Members and their circumstances by constituency, in the Spencer mss. There is a copy annotated by Secretary Elliot in the Minto mss.49

1 June 1806. List of 11 Irish opponents of the government in a letter from Sir John Newport to Secretary Elliot.50

[late 1806]. List of Irish ‘parliamentary interests’ describing Members as ‘for’ or ‘against’ the government, with comments.51

[1807]. List of Irish parliamentary interests with reference to the general election, comparing political allegiances of Members chosen in 1806 with those of Members chosen in 1807.52 There is a draft in the same source,53 addressed to Portland’s secretary William Dacres Adams, of the anticipated behaviour of Members chosen in 1807. The symbols on it correspond to three categories on the first mentioned list, namely supporters of government, opponents of government, and ‘feeble enemies and may perhaps be had’.

11 June 1807. The Dublin Evening Post listed Irish Members ‘who stood upon the popular interest’; reproduced with one alteration by the Morning Chronicle, 26 June.

Mar. 1808. State of the Irish Members compiled by Sir Arthur Wellesley, chief secretary.54

1818/1820. Irish Members elected July 1818 and April 1820, listed by constituency, with comments on their political behaviour and circumstances.55

Long before the Union, the Dublin Castle administration had vetted and analyzed the conduct of Irish Members. Chief secretaries continued to do this after the Union. The viceroy’s audience books and chief secretaries’ application books, as well as their correspondence, have many references to Members’ political expectations and behaviour. More details may therefore be gleaned about the parliamentary conduct and attendance of Irish Members in general than about that of British Members.



Division lists were unofficial until 1836, but by then the practice of publishing them occasionally in collected reports of parliamentary debates was well established. It predated this period, during which there was a steady increase in the number of divisions published. The criterion for selection was clearly the relative importance of the issue on which a division took place. During the second decade of the 19th century, however, the habit extended to minor issues. With few exceptions the division lists first appeared in the newspapers, and were until 1810 confined to the opposition minority. The Whig opposition used the Morning Chronicle as their medium, and it is the prime source; other newspapers, without the same political slant, were more selective. This is true of The Times, the Courier, the Sun, the Oracle, the Gazetteer, the Star, the Whitehall Evening Post, the Telegraph, the Public Advertiser, the Morning Post, the Evening Mail, etc. The Morning Chronicle version of a division was sometimes subsequently corrected by itself, sometimes challenged by other newspapers. Members sensitive to their constituents’ opinions of them saw to it that their votes were correctly reported; local newspapers, in turn, sometimes reported the local Members’ votes, without publishing the whole division. In some cases, pamphlets on a given debate appeared with a minority list. The divisions published in Debrett’s Parliamentary Register, in Senator, in Woodfall’s Debates and in Cobbett’s Parliamentary Debates were usually, but not always, inspired by those in the newspapers: they normally— though there are exceptions— incorporated the corrections made. Very little evidence survives about the compilation of these lists: the two tellers on either side would be the most obvious source of information. Their names, together with the figures on any division, can be found in the Commons Journals, which outline the proceedings of the House.

The list of surviving divisions that follows owes its comprehensiveness to Professor Donald E. Ginter, who has made a survey of them as a preliminary to analysis. Unless otherwise stated, they are lists of the minorities which first appeared in the Morning Chronicle; those asterisked are not known to have been reproduced elsewhere, either in publications of the debates or in other newspapers or pamphlets. No attempt is made here to list other sources unless they are the only ones. Fragmentary lists are indicated. Several lists were never published and are derived from manuscript sources, which, incidentally, also supply further evidence on individual Members’ votes.

Reports of Members’ pairs and absences from divisions also appeared in newspapers and sometimes in collected reports of debates, especially from 1810 onwards. Grants of leave of absence were reported in the Commons Journals. The grounds stated ranged from personal illness, convalescence, illness of a near relative, bereavement or private business to professional commitments (judges, barristers and magistrates, jury or witness service, lawsuits; military or militia duties and naval service). Leave was granted for up to two months.


1791 12 Apr.                       
The Oczakov question
18 Apr.Abolition of the slave trade (part list only)56
10 MayRepeal of Scottish Test Act (confined to Scottish Members and a few Scots sitting for English seats)57
1792 1 Mar.The Oczakov question (Debrett and Cobbett only)
13 Dec.Amendment to the Address
1793 18 Feb.Against war with France
2 May*Sheffield petition for parliamentary reform
7 MayFriends of the People’s petition for parliamentary reform
31 MayRestoration of constitutional provisions of 1688 (Senator only)
17 June*Against the war with France
1794 21 Jan.Amendment to the Address
10 Feb.Landing of foreign troops
18 Feb.*Convoys
24 Feb.*Case of Thomas Fyshe Palmer
6 Mar.Objectives of war (Debrett wrongly describes this as a slave trade division)
10 Mar.Case of Thomas Muir
14 Mar.*Hessian troops
17 Mar.Case of Lafayette
28 Mar.Against private subscriptions to government
8 Apr.Places and pensions
10 Apr.*Conduct of the war
14 Apr.Emigrés’ enlistment bill
16 Apr.*Emigrés’ enlistment bill
2 May*Prussian subsidy
16 MayHabeas corpus suspension
17 MayHabeas corpus suspension (2 divisions)
30 MayAgainst the war with France
30 Dec.For peace negotiations (amendment to the Address)
1795 5 Jan.Habeas corpus suspension
23 JanHabeas corpus suspension
26 Jan.For peace negotiations (2 divisions)
5 Feb.Austrian loan
6 Feb.For peace negotiations (Grey’s motion)
24 Mar.State of the nation (Debrett only)
27 MayFor peace negotiations (Wilberforce’s motion)
1 JuneThe Prince of Wales’s debts
2 JuneProclamations in Martinique
10 JuneAustrian loan bill
29 Oct.Amendment to the Address
10 Nov.Leave for seditious meetings bill
25 Nov.Seditious meetings bill
1796 15 Feb.For peace negotiations
26 Feb.Public loan
10 Mar.State of the nation
15 Mar.Abolition of the slave trade (also majority list)
10 MayMinisterial conduct
11 MayCorn prices
8 Dec.Supply resolutions
14 Dec.Against the Austrian loan
30 Dec.Amendment to the Address
1797 28 Feb.Bank stoppage
1 Mar.Bank stoppage
3 Mar.French attack on Ireland
9 Mar.*Committee on the Bank (part only)
9 Mar.*For adding Fox to select committee on Bank (part only)
13 Mar.Placemen (part only)
13 Mar.Adding Fox to public accounts committee (part only)
23 Mar.Ireland (part only)
10 MayNo confidence
26 MayParliamentary reform (Debrett’s pamphlet covers a few absentees too)
1 June*Public loan (majority list only)
4 Dec.Assessed taxes
14 Dec.Assessed taxes (2nd reading)
18 Dec.Assessed taxes (committee)
1798 4 Jan.Assessed taxes (3rd reading) (also majority list)
20 Apr.Irish habeas corpus suspension (Debrett, Senator, Cobbett only)
23 Apr.Land tax redemption bill
9 MayLand tax redemption bill
18 MayLand tax redemption bill (Buxton’s clause)
18 MayLand tax redemption bill (Sheffield’s motion)
11 JuneCase of Roger O’Connor
14 JuneIreland
19 JuneSending the militia to Ireland (part only), (Senator only)
22 JuneIrish rebellion
14 Dec.Income tax bill
21 Dec.Habeas corpus suspension
31 Dec.Income tax bill (Senator only)
1799 31 Jan.*Irish Union
7 Feb.Irish Union
11 Feb.Irish Union
14 Feb.Irish Union
14 Mar.Income tax bill
25 JuneTreason bill (Debrett only)
1800 22 Jan.Call of the House
3 Feb.Address on refusal to negotiate peace
10 Feb.Dutch expedition
13 Feb.Habeas corpus suspension
17 Feb.Austrian subsidy
19 Feb.Habeas corpus suspension
28 Feb.Objectives of war
17 Apr.Income tax bill
21 Apr.Irish Union
25 Apr.Irish Union and parliamentary representation
8 MayAddress in favour of peace (Debrett only)
5 JuneDuration of income tax bill
27 JuneCall of the House
9 JulyState of the nation
12 Nov.Call of the House (Debrett only)
18 Nov.Communications with Gen. Kleber (Debrett only)
27 Nov.State of the nation
1 Dec.Peace negotiations
4 Dec.No confidence (Debrett and Cobbett only)
11 Dec.Habeas corpus suspension
12 Dec.Habeas corpus suspension
15 Dec.Petition of Lemaitre (Debrett only)
18 Dec.Habeas corpus suspension (Debrett only)
19 Dec.Food prices
1801 2 Feb.Amendment to the Address
19 Feb.Ferrol expedition
19 Mar.Irish master of the rolls bill
25 Mar.State of the nation
14 Apr.Habeas corpus suspension
20 Apr.Seditious meetings bill
22 Apr.Duke of York’s letter
5 JuneIndemnity bill
14 Dec.Spirits distillation (Debrett only)
1802 9 Mar.Sick and Hurt office (Debrett only)
29 Mar.Civil list
31 Mar.Prince of Wales’s claims
13 Apr.Malt and beer duties
7 MayPitt’s removal from office (Woodfall and Cobbett only)
14 MayAgainst the Treaty of Amiens
1803 4 Mar.Prince of Wales’s claims58
3 MayNottingham peace bill (Debrett only)
24 MayFailure of peace negotiations
3 JuneOrders of the day (Pitt’s question)
3 JuneNo confidence (Patten’s motion)
2 Aug.Defence council
1804 7 Mar.Conduct of Irish government
14 Mar.War in Ceylon
15 Mar.Pitt’s motion for naval inquiry
19 Mar.Volunteer bill
10 Apr.Irish militia bill
11 Apr.Irish militia bill
12 Apr.*Irish salaries
13 Apr.Irish militia bill
16 Apr.Irish volunteer bill
23 Apr.Defence (Fox’s motion)
25 Apr.Defence (Pitt’s motion) (Cobbett and Sun only)
8 June
11 June
18 June
Additional force bill (a list for 8 June was followed by two consolidated lists of opponents of the bill)
1805 8 Feb.Irish habeas corpus suspension
12 Feb.Against war with Spain
15 Feb.Irish habeas corpus suspension
21 Feb.Defence
1 Mar.Commission of naval inquiry
4 Mar.*Salt tax
6 Mar.Repeal of Additional Force Act
8 Apr.Censure of Lord Melville (both majority and minority lists
14 MayIrish Catholic petition (also majority list but Irish Members only in each case)
7 June*Duke of Athol’s compensation
12 JuneMode of trial of Lord Melville (opposition majority list only)
1806 3 Mar.Lord Ellenborough’s seat in the cabinet
21 Apr.India (Cobbett only)
30 Apr.Repeal of Additional Force Act (also majority list, Spencer mss only)
17 JuneAmerican intercourse bill (Cobbett and Courier only)
1807 13 Feb.Hampshire election (Cobbett, Sun, Morning Post only)
23 Feb.Slave trade abolition (Colchester mss)
6 Mar.Slave trade abolition (Colchester mss)
25 Mar.*Grant of duchy of Lancaster (also majority list but Irish Members only in each case)
9 Apr.Brand’s motion (also majority list*, Irish Members only)
26 JuneAgainst the Address
6 JulyState of the nation
7 JulyPlaces and pensions held by Members
27 July*Irish insurrection bill
7 Aug.Irish arms bill (Cobbett only)
13 Aug.State of Ireland (Cobbett only)
1808 28 Jan.Copenhagen expedition (Cobbett and Courier only)
3 Feb.Copenhagen expedition
8 Feb.Copenhagen expedition
11 Feb.Droits of Admiralty
29 Feb.Peace negotiations (3 divisions)
3 Mar.*John Gifford’s Irish appointment
3 Mar.Liverpool petition against orders in council
14 Mar.Limited army service
15 Mar.Censure of Mq. Wellesley
4 Apr.*Chairmanship of ways and means
29 Apr.Maynooth College grant (also majority list*, Irish Members only)
4 May*Scottish Exchequer judges’ pensions
5 MayMaynooth College grant
11 MayDuigenan’s appointment to the Irish Privy Council
25 MayIrish Catholic petition (Cobbett and Courier only)
30 MayAdmission of Catholic directors to Bank of Ireland
17 JuneCarnatic question (5 divisions, a consolidated list)
1809 21 Feb.Convention of Cintra
15 Mar.Conduct of Duke of York (Wardle’s address)
17 Mar.Conduct of Duke of York (Turton’s motion)
17 Mar.Conduct of Duke of York (Perceval’s motion)
17 Apr.Committee of inquiry into abuses59
25 Apr.Castlereagh’s conduct
1 MayDutch commissioners’ conduct
2 May*Militia bill
11 MayMinisterial corruption
12 JuneTitle of Curwen’s reform bill
15 JuneParliamentary reform
1810 23 Jan.Amendment to the Address (also majority list*)
26 Jan.Scheldt expedition (opposition majority and minority lists)
23 Feb.Scheldt expedition (opposition majority and minority* lists)
5 Mar.Scheldt expedition (opposition majority and minority* lists)
12 Mar.Case of John Gale Jones60
30 Mar.Scheldt expedition (also majority list)
5 Apr.Conduct of Sir Francis Burdett
13 Apr.Irish tithes (Cobbett only)
16 Apr.Case of John Gale Jones (also majority list)
1 MayCriminal law reform (also majority list*)
17 MaySinecures (also majority list*)
21 MayParliamentary reform (also majority list*)
30 MayDroits of Admiralty (Cobbett only)
1 JuneIrish Catholic petition (majority and minority lists, Irish Members only)
8 JunePrivileges of the House (Cobbett only)
15 Nov.Adjournment
29 Nov.Adjournment (2 divisions)
1811 1 Jan.Regency resolutions (opposition majority and minority lists)
21 Jan.Regency bill
22 Feb.Irish secretary’s circular
26 Feb.Case of Robert Curtis (Cobbett only)
11 Mar.Freedom of conscience in the army
22 Mar.*Commercial relief bill
25 Mar.Election bribery bill
28 Mar.Ex officio informations for libel (Cobbett only)
16 MayIrish newspaper tax
31 MayIrish Catholic petition (also majority list*, Irish Members only)
5 June*Militia interchange bill (freedom of conscience)
6 JuneReinstatement of Duke of York
7 June*State of the nation
11 JuneIrish tithes (Cobbett only)
18 JuneFlogging in the army
9 July*Bank-note bill (1st reading)
17 JulyBank-note bill (committal)
19 JulyBank-note bill (3rd reading)
1812 7 Jan.Amendment to the Address (Cobbett only)
9 Jan.Supply
21 Jan.*Droits of Admiralty
27 Jan.Privy Purse payments
4 Feb.State of Ireland (also a long list of absentees favourable and pairs*)
7 Feb.Offices in reversion bill (also majority list)
10 Feb.Civil list committee
13 Feb.Relations with USA
14 Feb.Leave for framework bill
14 Feb.Nottingham riots
17 Feb.Framework bill (2nd reading)
17 Feb.Framework bill (committal)
21 Feb.McMahon’s sinecure (also majority list)
24 Feb.McMahon’s sinecure (opposition majority and minority lists)
27 Feb.State of the nation
3 Mar.Orders in council (including majority pairs*)
5 Mar.Expulsion of Benjamin Walsh
26 Mar.Bank-note bill (2nd reading)
10 Apr.Bank-note bill (committal)
13 Apr.Army estimates (barracks)
14 Apr.McMahon’s appointment
24 Apr.Catholic relief
4 MaySinecure bill (majority in favour and minority lists)
6 MayDelays in Chancery
7 MayExchequer tellerships
21 MayFor a stronger administration (opposition majority and minority lists)
19 JuneAdmiralty registrar’s bill
22 JuneCatholic relief (Cobbett only)
23 JuneIrish tithes
26 JuneLeather tax
1 July*Leather tax
1 July*Penitentiary grant
13 July*Public peace bill (domestic search)
20 July*Public peace bill (3rd reading)
8 Dec.Bank-note bill
11 Dec.Resolution on bank-notes
14 Dec.Bank-note bill (Whitbread’s resolution)
14 Dec.Bank-note bill (3rd reading)
1813 11 Feb.Vice-Chancellor bill
23 Feb.Regency (Burdett’s motion)
2 Mar.Catholic relief (majority and minority lists)
8 Mar.Army estimates (paymasterships)
29 Mar.*Sinecure bill (majority list only)
11 MayCatholic relief (minority favouring safeguards, Courier only)
13 May*Catholic relief bill (2nd reading, majority list)
21 MayAdmiralty registrar’s bill
24 MayCatholic relief bill (majority and minority lists)
27 MayCivil list committee
14 June*East India Company charter
16 June*East India Company charter
22 JuneChristian missionaries to India (also majority list)
30 JuneNottingham reform petition
1 JulyChristian missionaries to India (also majority list)
8 July*Admiralty registrar’s bill
12 July*Christian missionaries to India (also majority list)
29 Nov.*Renewal of Framework Act
1814 22 Apr.*Privileges of the House (conduct of the Speaker)
25 Apr.*Attainders
12 MayBlockade of Norway
16 May*Corn Laws
17 MayEast India Company pension to Lord Melville
23 MayCorn Laws
5 JulyExpulsion of Lord Cochrane
15 July*Aliens bill
17 Nov.*Case of Col. Quintin
28 Nov.Continuation of the militia
1815 21 Feb.Transfer of Genoa
22 Feb.Corn Laws (Cobbett only)
23 Feb.*Corn Laws (part only)
27 Feb.Corn Laws
28 Feb.Continuation of the militia
1 Mar.Corn Laws
1 Mar.Spanish Liberal refugees (also majority list*)
2 Mar.Bank resumption of cash payments
3 Mar.Corn Laws
9 Mar.Bank resumption of cash payments (Cobbett only)
10 Mar.Corn Laws
13 Mar.*Ways and means
7 Apr.Resumption of hostilities with France
14 Apr.Civil list committee (also majority list*)
19 Apr.Property tax (renewal)
20 Apr.Property tax (renewal)
21 Apr.Property tax (1st reading)
27 Apr.Transfer of Genoa
28 Apr.Against war with France
1 May*London petition for peace and retrenchment
1 May*Property tax
5 MayProperty tax (3rd reading)
8 MayCivil list committee (also majority list*)
24 MayLord Melville’s grant
25 MayResumption of hostilities
26 MayAllied subsidy (Courier only)
30 MayCatholic relief
31 MayPrince Regent’s extraordinary expenditure (also majority list*)
6 JuneEast India ships registry bill
8 JuneNewspaper tax
12 JuneAllied subsidies
19 JuneIrish master of the rolls salary increase
28 JuneGrant to Duke of Cumberland
29 JuneGrant to Duke of Cumberland (also majority list)
30 JuneGrant to Duke of Cumberland
3 JulyGrant to Duke of Cumberland (opposition majority and minority lists)
1816 1 Feb.Amendment to the Address
9 Feb.Continental alliances
9 Feb.Continental alliances
15 Feb.Spanish Liberals
20 Feb.Continental alliances
28 Feb.Army estimates
6 Mar.Army estimates (also majority list*)
8 Mar.Army estimates (also majority list*)
11 Mar.Army estimates (2 divisions)
18 Mar.Property tax renewal (opposition majority and minority lists)
20 Mar.Admiralty salaries
27 Mar.Navy estimates
2 Apr.Excise prosecutions
3 Apr.Secretaryship of State
8 Apr.Household estimates
25 Apr.Retrenchment
26 Apr.*State of Ireland
1 MayBank resumption of cash payments
3 MayBank resumption of cash payments (2 divisions)
6 MayCivil list committee (also majority list)
7 MayPublic offices committee
8 MayBank resumption of cash payments
9 MayLeather tax
10 MayAliens bill
13 MayUnconstitutional use of the military
20 MayAliens bill (7 divisions, a consolidated list)
21 MayCatholic relief (also majority list)
24 MayCivil list bill (also majority list*)
28 MayAustrian loan
28 MayAliens bill
31 MayAliens bill
11 JuneCase of Perrot
12 June*Re-election to the House of the treasurer of Greenwich Hospital (opposition majority list)
12 JunePublic lotteries
14 June*Agricultural horse tax
14 JuneVice-treasurership of Ireland (also majority list*)
17 JuneVice-treasurership of Ireland (opposition majority and minority lists)
20 June*Deputy vice-treasurership of Ireland (also majority list)
1817 29 Jan.Amendment to the Address
7 Feb.*Finance committee composition (also majority list)
11 Feb.Lymington reform petition
17 Feb.Admiralty salaries (also majority list*)
19 Feb.Committee on the Bank
24 Feb.Seditious meetings prevention bill
25 Feb.Admiralty Board reduction (also majority list)
26 Feb.Habeas corpus suspension (1st reading)
28 Feb.Habeas corpus suspension (3rd reading, 2 divisions)
13 Mar.State of trade and manufactures
14 Mar.Seditious meetings prevention bill
18 Mar.Public lotteries
28 Mar.Seditious meetings prevention bill (adjournment)
28 Mar.Seditious meetings prevention bill (public meetings near Westminster)
25 Apr.Salt tax
29 Apr.Third secretaryship of state
6 MayCanning’s mission to Lisbon
8 MayHerries’ pension
9 MayCatholic relief (also majority list)
13 MayArmy estimates (Irish corps)
19 MayPublic lotteries
19 MayCivil services compensation bill
20 MayParliamentary reform (also part of majority list*)
2 JuneElection of the Speaker
5 JuneSecret Committee membership
10 JuneCivil services compensation bill
10 JuneCivil services compensation bill (3rd reading)
11 JuneDetainees under habeas corpus
16 June*Adjournment
18 JuneCustody of detainees under habeas corpus
18 JuneHaslemere elector’s petition
19 JuneState of Ireland
23 JuneHabeas corpus suspension (1st reading, also majority list*)
25 JuneHome secretary’s circular
26 JuneHabeas corpus suspension (Newport’s clause)
26 June*Habeas corpus suspension (exclusion of Scotland)
27 JuneHabeas corpus suspension (3rd reading), (Morning Chron. also gives a consolidated list)
1818 5 Feb.Choice of secret committee
10 Feb.Scottish law officers’ conduct (also majority list*)
11 Feb.Conduct of government informers (also majority list*)
17 Feb.Operation of habeas corpus suspension
3 Mar.Reduction of army
5 Mar.Conduct of government informers (also majority list*)
6 Mar.Reduction of army
9 Mar.Indemnity bill (1st reading)
10 Mar.Indemnity bill (2nd reading)
11 Mar.Indemnity bill (committal), (Morning Chron. also gives a consolidated list)
16 Mar.Admiralty Board reduction
13 Apr.Royal dukes’ marriages
15 Apr.Duke of Clarence’s grant (opposition majority and minority lists)
21 Apr.Repeal of Irish window tax (also part of majority list*)
24 Apr.Public purchase of Burney’s library
1 MayState of currency and resumption of cash payments
5 MayAliens bill
7 MayInformation on aliens
14 MayBank-note forgery (2 divisions— the 2nd incomplete)
15 MayDuke of Kent’s marriage grant
18 MayBank resumption of cash payments
19 MayAliens bill
19 MayRepeal of Septennial Act
21 MayImprisonment of radical booksellers (also part of majority list)
22 MayHounslow Heath land purchase for cavalry
22 MayAliens bill
1 JuneConduct of Lt.-Gen. Campbell
3 JunePopular education (also majority list*)
1819 2 Feb.Secret committee on the Bank
3 Feb.Westminster hustings bill
8 Feb.Addition of Brougham to secret committee on the Bank
22 Feb.Windsor establishment
25 Feb.Windsor establishment
2 Mar.Criminal law reform (majority list only)
9 Mar.Excise informations
18 Mar.Admiralty board reduction
19 Mar.Royal household bill (grant to Duke of York)
29 Mar.Case of Wyndham Quin (also majority list)
29 Mar.Prevarication of a witness
1 Apr.Scots burgh reform
8 Apr.*Camelford writ
26 Apr.Marriage law
29 Apr.Salt tax
3 MayCatholic relief (Irish Members only), (Dublin Evening Post only)
4 MayPublic lotteries
5 MayRepeal of Irish window tax
6 MayScots burgh reform (majority list only)
11 MayCrook’s petition
13 MaySinking fund
17 May*Barnstaple bribery bill
18 MayState of the nation (also majority list)
20 MayDelays in Chancery
20 MayRepeal of coal duties
2 JuneAdmiralty board reduction
3 JuneForeign enlistment bill
7 JunePublic finances
8 JunePublic finances
9 JunePublic lotteries
9 JuneMalt tax
10 JuneForeign enlistment bill (also majority list*)
14 JuneBank cash payments bill
18 JuneExcise duties bill
21 JuneForeign enlistment bill
22 JunePenryn bribery bill (also majority list*)
23 June*Charity abuses
25 JuneExcise duties bill
1 JulyParliamentary reform
24 Nov.Amendment to the Address
30 Nov.State of the country
2 Dec.Seditious meetings bill (2nd reading)
6 Dec.Seditious meetings bill (duration)
8 Dec.Seditious meetings bill (localization)
13 Dec.Seditious meetings bill (3rd reading), (also part of a list on one clause*)
13 Dec.Seditious meetings bill (exemption of Ireland)
14 Dec.Seizure of arms bill
15 Dec.Seizure of arms bill
16 Dec.Robert Owen’s social experiment
16 Dec.Seizure of arms bill (Tierney’s amendment)
20 Dec.Newspaper duties bill (2 divisions, the 2nd incomplete)
20 Dec.*Newspaper duties bill (division in committee)
21 Dec.*Blasphemous libels bill
22 Dec.*Newspaper duties bill
23 Dec.Blasphemous libels bill (also majority list*)

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne

End Notes

  • 1. NLS 11203, ff. 161-76, published by G. M. Ditchfield, Bull. IHR, lvi (May) 1983.
  • 2. NLS 11196, f. 76.
  • 3. Cartwright Corresp. i. 346-7.
  • 4. Add. 37873, ff. 201-2.
  • 5. NLS 11196, ff. 93-100.
  • 6. Add. 34448, f. 296.
  • 7. Minto mss, NLS 11196, ff. 101-2.
  • 8. Kent AO, U1590/749/12.
  • 9. PRO 30/8/197, ff. 98, 247, 248.
  • 10. Colchester mss, PRO 30/9/32.
  • 11. Colchester, i. 411-12.
  • 12. Add. 38833, f. 149.
  • 13. Pub. Geo. III Corresp. iv. 2752n.
  • 14. PRO 30/8/197, ff. 272-4.
  • 15. PRO 30/8/234, ff. 50-56.
  • 16. PRO 30/8/234, ff. 60-75.
  • 17. Ibid. f. 271.
  • 18. Liverpool mss, Add. 38359, ff. 5-13.
  • 19. Add. 51917.
  • 20. Joshua Wilson, Biog. Index (1808), App. ix.
  • 21. Grey mss, Tierney to Grey, 19 Jan.
  • 22. PRO T64/331.
  • 23. Add. 38363, f. 64.
  • 24. Greville Mems. ed. Strachey and Fulford, i. 91-3.
  • 25. Northumb. RO, Butler (Ewart) mss C. 1/8/9.
  • 26. BL 10817c22(4).
  • 27. Add. 38366, f. 133.
  • 28. Add. 38366, f. 135.
  • 29. Hants RO, Tierney mss 31M 70/23e.
  • 30. Add. 33049, f. 350.
  • 31. Add. 33049, f. 354.
  • 32. NLS mss 9370, f. 197.
  • 33. Add. 51917.
  • 34. Spencer mss.
  • 35. Grey mss.
  • 36. BL.
  • 37. Grey mss.
  • 38. SRO GD51/1/198/29/7.
  • 39. NLS mss 1, ff. 206-9.
  • 40. Colchester mss, PRO 30/9/13, pt. 2.
  • 41. PRO 30/9/13, pt. 2.
  • 42. PRO 30/9/13, pt. 1.
  • 43. PRO 30/9/13, pt. 2.
  • 44. Wickham mss, Hants RO 38M49/5/31.
  • 45. Ibid.
  • 46. Stanhope mss, Kent AO U1590 763/2.
  • 47. Add. 35754, f. 296.
  • 48. Add. 31229, ff. 156, 191, 256; 31230, ff.1, 8, 18, 20.
  • 49. Minto mss, NLS 12925.
  • 50. Ibid. 12917.
  • 51. Ibid. 12925.
  • 52. Portland mss, PwF10522.
  • 53. PwF10520.
  • 54. Pub. in English Hist. Docs. 1783-1832, pp. 265 71, from Add. 40221, ff. 15-42.
  • 55. Peel mss, Add. 40298, ff. 1-45.
  • 56. T. Clarkson, Hist. Abolition of Slave Trade (1808), ii. 388.
  • 57. There are discrepancies between the Morning Chronicle list and Sir Gilbert Elliot’s (NLS 11203, f. 159).
  • 58. Majority list, Irish Members only, in Add. 35766, f. 321 and Wickham mss, Hants RO 38 M49/5/19, Wickham to Marsden, 5 Mar. 1803.
  • 59. The Speaker’s diary, PRO 30/9/34, has another version and lists eight of the majority.
  • 60. Speaker’s diary only, PRO 30/9/34.