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A TABLE of the Duration of the several Parliaments continued.

Names of the Monarchs.

When met.

When dissolved.

Existed,
Y. M. D.

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27 September,
31 August,
15 December,
22 June
24 November,
14 January,
23 April,
14 November
26 October,
14 June,
29 January,
19 February,
15 November
19 August,
18 November,

4 November,
30 April,
31 May,

1 February,
10 December,

1796
1802
1806
1807
1812
1819
1820
1826
1830
1831
1833
1835
1837
1841
1847
1852
1857
1859
1866
1868

29 June,
24 October,
27 April,
29 September,
10 June,
29 February,

2 June,
24 July,
22 April,

3 December,
29 December,
18 July,
23 June,
25 July,

1 July,
21 March,
23 April,

6 July,
11 November,
26 January,
24 March,

1802
1806
1807
1812
1818
1820
1826
1830
1831
1832
1834
1837
1841
1847
1852
1857
1859
1865
1868
1874
1880

5 9 3
4 1 25

6 2
4 10 2

6 16
6 25
1 9

8 10
0 5 26
1 6 19
1

11
2 4 30
3 7 8
5 11 4
4 7 12
4 4 17
1 11 23

I 5
3 2 7

1 16
1 28

Victoria the First

From an attentive consideration of the above statement, which is drawn up with as much accuracy as possible, from the Rolls and Journals of both Houses of Parliament, the following facts may be deduced :

In the first place it appears that, since the year 1509 (when it is generally supposed that the duration of Parliaments was extended beyond one year), only four Parliaments have existed beyond seven years, and that only eleven more have had a sexennial duration.

In the second place, it is sufficiently evident that, of the rest, only ten Parliaments have lasted above five years, only six Parliaments above four, and five above three years.

Thirdly, of the remaining number, only eleven existed above two years, and no less than thirty-seven for a shorter period.

Lastly, it is certain that, one Parliament with another, the duration of each, since the reign of Henry VII., does not exceed the space of two years and about nine months, even including the long Parliament in the reign of King Charles I., and the still longer one which his son retained in existence for the enormous period of nearly seventeen years.

PRESENT POPULATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM(1871). England

....

22,704,108 Scotland

3,358,613 Ireland

5,402,759

OTTICERS OF STATIS.

THE LORD STEWARD'S DEPARTMENT.

The estate of the Queen's household is entirely committed to the Lord Steward,

to be ruled and governed by his discretion ; and all his commands in court are to be obeyed'; his authority reaches over all the officers and servants of the Queen's house, except those of the Queen's chamber, stable, and chapel. Under the Lord Steward, in the compting-house, are the treasurer of the household, comptroller, cofferer, master of the household, clerks of the green cloth, fc. It is called the compting-house, because all the accounts and expenses of the Queen's household are daily taken and kept in it.

Lord Steward.

1880, May 3, Earl Sydney.

Treasurer of the Household.

1880, May 3, Earl of Breadalbane.

Comptroller of the Household.

1880, May 3, Lord Kensington.

Master of the Household.

1866, March 6, Sir John-Clayton Cowell, K.C.B.

Secretary:

851, May 10, Edward-Mash Browell, esq.

THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN

AND HIS DEPARTMENT.

His office is to take care of all the officers and servants (excepting those

belonging to the Queen's bedchamber, who are under the Groom of the Stole) belonging to the Queen's chambers, who are sworn in their places by him. He hatn the oversight of the officers of the wardrobes at all Her Majesty's houses; and of removing wardrobes or beds; of tents, revels, music, comedians, and, what is not common in other nations, although a layman, he hath oversight of the Queen's chaplains, and of all the heralds, physicians, apothecaries, fc. It is his place to inspect into the charges of coronations, marriages, public entries, cavalcades, funerals, and into all furniture for and in the parliament houses and rooms of addresses to the Queen.

Lord Chamberlain.

1880, May 3, Earl of Kenmare.

Vice-Chamberlain,

1880, May 3, Lord Charles Bruce.

Lords in Waiting. 1876, Oct.

1, Lord Sackville. (Extra.) 1880, May 10, Lord Methuen.

Lord Sudeley.

Lord Ribblesdale.
May 20, Lord Wrottesley.
Sept. 9, Earl of Dalhousie.

Lord Sandhurst.
Sept. 13, Lord Thurlow.

Grooms in Waiting.
Colonel Hon. Augustus Liddell.
Hon. Sir Charles Augustus Murray. (Extra.)

Lieut.-General Sir Francis H. Seymour. (Extra.) 1868, Jan. 24, Adm. Lord F. H. Kerr. 1872, Oct. 1, Lieut.- Colonel W. G. Stirling, R.A. (Extra.) 1876, Feb. 24, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. C.-H. Lindsay, 1876, Oct. 1, Lieut.-Col. W.-H.-F. Cavendish.

Captain F. Edwards.
1879, Dec. 8, Gen. Sir M.-A. Biddulph.
1880, Jan. 1, Capt. A.-J. Bigge, R.A.

May 20, Hon. Col. Carington.
July 24, Capt. Walter D.-S. Campbell.

Mistress of the Robes. 1880, May 3, Duchess of Bedford.

Ladies of the Bedchamber. 1851, July 15, Dowager Marchioness of Ely. 1854, May 24, Dowager Duchess of Athole.

June 30, Lady Churchill. 1864, Oct. 1, Lady Waterpark. 1865, Jan. 13, Dowager Duchess of Roxburghe.

Dowager Countess of Mount Edgecumbe. (Extra.) 1867, Oct. 29, Viscountess Clifden. (Extra.).

Viscountess Jocelyn. (Extra.)
1872, July 17, Countess of Mayo. (Extra.)
1872, Dec. 31, Countess of Erroll.
1873, Jan. 7, Countess of Gainsborough. (Extra.)
1878, July 25, Lady Southampton.

Countess of Caledon. (Extra.)
Lady Abercromby.

Women of the Bedchamber. 1855, Nov. 10, Viscountess Chewton.

Dec. 9, Hon. Lady Gordon. 1856, June 10, Lady Codrington. 1859, May 14, Lady Sarah-Elizabeth Lindsay.. 1866, May 25, Hon. Mrs. Robert Bruce.

Lady E.-P. Biddulph. (Extra.) 1870, April 16, Hon. Mrs. Grey. (Extra.)

Mrs. Pratt. (Extra.) 1874, Nov. 6, Hon. Flora-Clementina-Isabella Macdonald.

Hon. Mrs. Ferguson.

Hon. Horatia-Charlotte Stopford. 1880, Jan. 13, Hon, Emily S. Cathcart (Extra.)

Maids of Honour.

1847, Jan. 21, Hon. Caroline-Fanny Cavendish., 1862, March 3, Hon. Harriet- Lepel Phipps.

Hon. Mary-Louisa Lascelles. 1870, Oct. 16, Hon. Mary-Emma Pitt. 1872, April 19, Hon. Frances- Mary Drummond 1874, Noy. 6 Hon. Evelyn-Cecilia Paget.

Hon. Amy.G. Lambart. 1880, Jan. 13, Hon. Ethel H.-M. Cadogan.

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