House of Lords Journal Volume 31
April 1765, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: April 1765, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 111-124. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113240 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 1o Aprilis.
Burton Overy, Enclosure Bill. To enlarge the Time for executing several Acts of this Session, Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Fowlers and Sir Brook Bridges’s Bill; and the D. of Newcastle & al. Exchange of Lands, Bill. Loes and Milford, Poor Bill. Lenchwick and Norton, Enclosure Bill. Chapel on the Heath, Road Bill. Keyberry Bridge, Road Bill. Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath, Road Bill. Walter, Tyers. & al. Exchange of Lands, Bill. Cropron, Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent to it signified. Report from Committee of Rules relating to L Byron’s Trial. Address, for Guards during the Trial. L. Byron assigned Counsel. Message to H. C. for Leave for L. Orwell to attend. Denford, Enclosure Bill: Twywell, Enclosure Bill: Tonbridge to Maidstone, Road Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Houghton on the Hill Enclosure Bill. Poole and Winborne ne Minster, &c. Road Bill. Newton Abbotts, Road Bill: Snitterfield, Enclosure Bill: Birstall to Huddersfield, Road Bill. Bretterton, Enclosure Bill: Rothwell, Enclosure Bill: Messages to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Kirkhammerton, Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. with on Amendment to it. Wale’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Welford Bridge, &c. Road Bill. Madder Act, to continue, Bill. Barton against Barton & al.: Order reversed. Commons give Leave for L. Orwell to attend this House. Banks and Broughland for sale or Dobinson’s E a e, Bill: commons Amendments de-agreed to. Adjourn. Die Martis, 2o Aprilis.
Doncaster and Cantley Enclosure, Bill. Welford Bridge Road Bill. Currency of Notes issued by the Banks in Scotland to regulate Bill. Butler against Butler. Dowdeswell & al. to sell Broxholme’s Estate, Bill. Sebraham Enclosure, Bill. Scarning Common, Bill. Llandilo Road, Bill. Grimston Smithy to Kexby Bridge Bill. Hartshorn Common, Bill. Keyberry Bridge Road, Bill. Lenchwicke Common, Bill: Chapel on the Heath Road, Bill: Stump Cross to Newmarket, Road, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Tyers, Walter, & al. Exchange of Lands, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Message from thence, to return Tetbury Church Bill. To enlarge the Time for executing several Acts of this Session, Bill. Cropton Common, Bill. Houghton on the Hill Common Bill. Manchester and Salford Streets, Bill. Kirkhammerton Enclosure, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Penn’a Bill. Relief and Employment of the Poor, Bill. Causes removed. Ecclesiastical Leases of Tithes, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 3o Aprilis.
Tetbury Church, Bill. Newcastle under Lyne, &c. Roads Bill. Altering the Time for Payment of Annuities, Bill. Doncaster Enclosure, Bill. Welford Bridge Road, Bill; Sebraham Enclosure, Bill: Scarning Common Enclosure Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four pre ceding Bills. Dowdeswell to sell Broxholme’s Estate, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Liandilo Road, Bill. Spratton Bill.Enclosure Bill. Cropton Enclosure, Bill. Finch & al. to vest West brooke Estate in Trustees, Bill. Appleton and Lymm Enclosure, Bill. Madder Bill. Auckborough Enclosure, Bill. Great Grimsby Road, Bill. Manchester and Salford Streets, Bul. Penn’s Bill. Hollingworth’s Bill. Privilege of Parliament to regulate. Bill. Bulton Overy Enclosure, Bill. Hartshorn, Enclosure, Bill. Poole &c Roads Bill. Ecclesiastical Leases of Tithes, &c Bill. To enlarge the Time for executing Acts of this Session, Bill. Bulbeck Enclosure, Bill. Fifth and Comes, Preservation of, Bill. Privilege of Parliament to regulate Bill. Adjourn Die Jovis, 4o Aprilis.
Ld. King takes the Oaths. Barton, &e, Roads, Bill. Tetford Encloser Bill. Keelby Enclosure, Bill. Wilford Enclosure, Bill. Spratton Enclosure, Bill: Cropton Enclosure, Bill: Great Grimsby Road, Bill: Ecclesiastical Leases of Tithes, &.C Bill: Appleton and Lymm Encloser, Bill: Fifth and Conies, Preservation of, Bill: Manchester and Salford Streets, Bill: To enlarge the Time for executing Acts of this Session, Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Auckborough Enclosure, Bill. Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it. Hollingworth’s Bill Finch &al. to vest West-brooke’s Estate in Trustees, Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Altering the Time for Payment of Annuities. Bill. Sir George Trevelyaa’s Bill. Witnesses ordered to attend, on Ld. Byron’s Trial. Madder Act to continue, Bill Wagner’s Nat. Bill. Chatteris Ferry, &c Roads, Bill. Wyche’s Bill Llandilo Road, Bill Butler against Butler: Pleadings Proved Adjourn Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 1o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Bedford Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Chester. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

Burton Overy, Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by the Lord Grey and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Burton Overy, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

To enlarge the Time for executing several Acts of this Session, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Bayntun and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Time limited for executing several Acts of this Session;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Fowlers and Sir Brook Bridges’s Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Bayntun and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Fanny Fowler Spinster, a Minor, to convey, assign, and settle, her Real and Personal Estate, in the Manner therein mentioned, on her intended Marriage with Sir Brooke Bridges Baronet;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and the D. of Newcastle & al. Exchange of Lands, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Peter Burrell and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing an exchange, agreed to be made, between Thomas Holies Duke of Newcastle and Margaret Cavendish Dutchess Dowager of Portland, of several Parts of their several Estates in the County of Nottingham; and for setting the Lands given in Exchange to each Party to such Uses as the Lands for which the same are exchanged stood settled; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Loes and Milford, Poor Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Holt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Loes and Milford, in the County of Suffolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lenchwick and Norton, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Grounds lying in the Parish of Lenchwick and Norton, and the Borough of Evesham, in the County of Worcester,” was committed:“That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Chapel on the Heath, Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts, and for giving further Powers, for repairing the Road leading from Chapel on the Heath in the County of Oxford, to Bourton on the Hill in the County of Gloucester,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Keyberry Bridge, Road Bill.

The Lord Leigh made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Keyberry Bridge to the Passage at Shalldon, and from the said Bridge to the Pier or Harbour of Torkey, in the County of Devon,” was committed.

Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath, Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the powers or several Acts, for repairing the Road from Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath and the Town of Cambridge, and from Foulmire to Cambridge, and other Roads adjoining thereto, so far as the same relate to the Road from Foulmire to Cambridge, and the said other Roads adjoining thereto,” was committed.

Walter, Tyers. & al. Exchange of Lands, Bill.

The Earl of Suffolk reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish Exchanges of Land, at Dorking in Surrey, between Charles Howard Esquire and Edward Walter Esquire, and between the said Charles Howard and Jonathan Tyers Esquire,” was committed:“That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Cropron, Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent to it signified.

The Earl of Sandwich acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Purport of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Cropton, in the County of York and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was pleased to “consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Report from Committee of Rules relating to L Byron’s Trial.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider of the proper Methods of proceeding, in order to the Trial of William Lord Byron, upon the Indictment found against him, and to report their Opinion thereupon to the House; That the Committee have met, and inspected the Journals of this House upon former Trials of Peers in Capital Cases; and have come to the following Resolutions; (videlicet,)

1. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that; the House be moved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be pleased to give Order that such Guards do attend, during the said Trial, as have been usual in Cases of Trials.

2. That, on the Day appointed for the said Trial, every Peer who hath a Right to sit and vote in Parliament do appear at and attend such Trial; and that the whole Body of the House of Peers do meet here, in their Robes, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that their Lordships do go down into Westminster Hall in their Rotes, in order to the said Trial.

3. That, every Day during the Trial, the Names of the Lords be called over before they go down into Westminster Hall to the said Trial; and that the Names of the absent Lords be set down by the Clerk of this House.

4. That the same Order be observed in going down into Westminster Hall, as was in going thither, on the 16th of April 1760, to the Trial of Lawrence Earl Ferrers; and that Minor Peers do walk in the Procession immediately after the Peers Eldest Sons.

5. That the Lord High Steward do acquaint the Lord to be tried, and all other Persons who may have Occasion to speak to the Court, that they address themselves to the Lords in general, and not to the Lord High Steward.

6. That the Lords do keep their Places in the Court in Westminster Hall during the said Trial.

7. That, in case the Lord indicted of Murder should plead Guilty to his Indictment, the House be immediately adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament.

8. That every Peer, when he gives his Judgement, shall declare his Opinion upon his Honour, laying his Right Hand upon his Breast.

9. That the Lord Great Chamberlain be desired to take Care, and give Order, that the Two First Benches on each Side of the Court in Westminster Hall be kept for Peeresses, the Wives of Eldest Sons of Peers, and Peers Daughters, only.

10. That the Clerk of the Crown in His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench, or his Deputy, do attend, to assist the Clerks of this House, during the said Trial.

11. That all Proclamations, to be made in the Court in Westminster Hall during the said Trial, be made in the King’s Name.

12. That each Lord of this House who hath personally appeared in this Session, or shall personally appear in this House before the Trial of the said William Lord Byron, shall have Seven Tickets delivered to him by the Lord Great Chamberlain, or his Servants, is he shall personally come for them to the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and, is any Lord desires Tickets for any other Lord, they are to be delivered, if Two Lords do say such Lord, they believe, will personally appear before the said Trial.

13. That the Lord Great Chamberlain be directed to prepare Eleven Hundred and Ninety Tickets, for the Lords at the said Trial; and no more, without further Order.

14. That no Person whatsoever shall be admitted to be present in the Court, at the said Trial, but those who have a Right to be there; and that the Lord Great Chamberlain do give Order, and that the Officers of this House do take special Care, that this Order be observed accordingly.

15. That, during the said Trial, the Avenues to this House be guarded; and Care taken that none be admitted but Lords Servants, and the necessary Attendants of this House.

16. That the High Steward of Westminster, his Deputy or Deputies, Constables, and other Officers, do take special Care, and give strict Orders, that no Carts or Drays be suffered to pass to and fro, within the Streets between Charing Cross and The Old Palace Yard, Westminster, between the Hours of Six of the Clock of the Morning and Nine of the Clock at Night, during the said Trial; and hereof special Care is to be taken, as the contrary will be answered to this House.

17. That all the Constables of Westminster be required to attend, at The Palace Yard in Westminster during the said Trial, to take Care that all Coaches whatsoever, when they have set down the Persons they bring, be turned away through The Old Palace Yard, and so to Abingdon Street; and from thence, so that they cannot by any Way return through Parliament Street or King Street until Seven of the Clock in the Afternoon.

“18. That, on the Day appointed for the said Trial, and during the Continuance thereof, the Doors for Entrance into the Seats provided in Westminster Hall, for the Lords Tickets, be kept by the Door-keepers of this House, who are at their Peril to let none in but such as bring their Tickets with them; and that said Door-keepers do take Care that the Places appropriated for the Peeresses, the Wives of Eldest Sons of Peers, and Peers Daughters; be kept for them; and that Two Door-keepers do attend at each; Door; and if the present Number of Door-keepers is not sufficient for this Service, that the Gentleman: Usher of the Black Rod do appoint a sufficient Number of Assistants for that Purpose; and that the said Doors be not opened, for the Admittance of any Person whatsoever into the said Seats, before Seven of the Clock in the Morning.”

The said Report was read by the Clerk entire.

And the First Resolution of the Committee being read a Second Time:

The House was moved pursuant thereto.

Address, for Guards during the Trial.

And thereupon Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “That He will be graciously pleased to give Orders that such Guards do attend, during the said Trial, as have been usual in Cases of Trials.”

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Then the remaining Resolutions, being severally read a Second Time, were severally agreed to by the House; and ordered accordingly.

L. Byron assigned Counsel.

Upon reading the Petition of William Lord Byron; setting forth, “That the Petitioner hath received an Order of this House, whereby he finds that Tuesday the 16th Day of this Instant April is appointed for the Trial of the Indictment lately preferred against him, and now depending in this House; that, in order thereunto, and for his better Defence, the Petitioner apprehends, it will be necessary for him to have the Assistance of Counsel and a Solicitor at the said Trial;” and therefore praying, “That the Honourable Charles Yorke and Alexander Wedderburn Esquires may be assigned his Counsel, and Francis Potts Gentleman his Solicitor; and that he may be allowed a Copy of the said Bill of Indictment, and an Order for his Witnesses to attend at the said Trial:”

It is Ordered, That the said Charles Yorke and Alexander Wedderburn Esquires be assigned Counsel for the said William Lord Byron, to assist him at his said Trial, in case any Matter of Law shall arise; and that the said Francis Potts be assigned his Solicitor; and that his Lordship may have a Copy of the said Bill of Indictment, and an Order for his Witnesses to attend at the said Trial.

Message to H. C. for Leave for L. Orwell to attend.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

To desire, That they will give Leave to Francis Lord Orwell, a Member of that House, to attend this House To-morrow, in order to be examined as a Witness in relation to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

Denford, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Common Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Denford, in the County of Northampton.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Twywell, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Waste Grounds, in the Manor and parish of Twywell, in the County of Northampton,”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tonbridge to Maidstone, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Tonbridge to Maidstone, and from Watts Cross to Cowden, in the County of Kent.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

And Messages were sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Houghton on the Hill Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edmund Isham and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Houghton on the Hill, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Poole and Winborne ne Minster, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Mr. John Pitt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “an act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from between the Second and Third Mile Stones on the Turnpike Road between the Town and County of Poole and Winborne Minster in the County of Dorset, to Bratton Corner in the County of Somerset” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newton Abbotts, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the South End of Newton Abbott to the Passage Way in Kinswear opposite Clifton Dartmouth Hardness, and from the End of a Lane leading out of the Turnpike Road between Newton Abbott and Totnes towards Abbotts Kerswell to Five Lanes, and from Langvers Barn to the said Turnpike Road between Newton Abbott and Totnes, and from Galmpton Warborough to Monks Bridge and Brixham Zuay, and from Languers Barn to the North End of Parington Town, all in the County of Devon.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Snitterfield, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Snitfield, otherwise Snitterfield, in the County of Warwick.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Birstall to Huddersfield, Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Sign of The Coach and Horses in Birstall to the Turnpike Road at Nunbrook, and from Bradley Lane to the Town of Huddersfield, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bretterton, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Lands and Grounds lying in the Parish of Bretterton, in the County of Worcester.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rothwell, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Rothwell, in the County of Lincoln.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Kirkhammerton, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing several Lands and Grounds in the Township of Kirkhammerton, in the Parish of Kirkhammerton, in the County of York.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with on Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messengers:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Wale’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Louisa Rudolphina Wale and Gregory Wale.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Welford Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Welford Bridge in the County of Northampton, through Hushand’s Bosworth and Great Wigston, to Milston Lane in the Town of Leicester.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. President. Ld. Bp. Worcester. Ld. Botetourt.
D. Bridgewater. L. B. St. Davids. L. Leigh.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. B. Landaff. L. Delamer.
E. Suffolk. L. Cathcart.
E. Denbigh. L. Ducie.
E. Winchilsea. L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Darlington.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Weymouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Madder Act, to continue, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Mr. Whitworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, for encouraging the Growth and Cultivation of Madder in that Part of Great Britain called England, by ascertaining the Tithe thereof;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Barton against Barton & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Barton the Elder, of the City of Bourdeaux in the Kingdom of France Merchant; complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 4th of February 1764; and praying, “That the same might be reversed or set aside; or that the Appellant might have such further or other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case might require:” As also upon the Answer of William Barton the Eider and Grace Barton his Wife, Thomas Barton, and William Barton the Younger, their Sons, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Order of the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby, reversed; and that the Plea do stand for an Answer, with Liberty to except, save as to the Accompts prayed by the Bill; and that the Benefit be reserved to the Hearing.

Commons give Leave for L. Orwell to attend this House.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire, “They would give Leave to Francis Lord Orwell to attend the Lords To-morrow, in order to be examined, as a Witness, in relation to the Bill, intituled An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within that Part of Great Britain called England, return Answer, That the Commons give Leave to the said Lord Orwell to go to the Lords To morrow, as desired, if his Lordship thinks fit.”

Banks and Broughland for sale or Dobinson’s E a e, Bill: commons Amendments de-agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of Lands and Tenements in the County of Cumberland, late the Estate of William Dobinson Gentleman deceased, for the Benefit of the Children of Joseph Banks his Nephew, deceased.”

And the said Amendments were read Twice, by the Clerk.

And the Purport of several of the Amendments being, to appoint Charles Lutwidge and William Blennerhasset, Esquires, Trustees in the Place of Thomas Armstrong and William Lazonby, Two of the Trustees named in the Bill as sent from this House:

The said Charles Lutwidge and William Blennerbassett were called in.

And having, at the Bar, declared their Willingness to accept the said Trust:

They were directed to withdraw.

Then the said Amendments were read the Third Time, and severally agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, secundum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 2o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Marlborough, C. P. S. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Raffen. Dux Bolton. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Rutland. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Argyll. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Portland. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Norvicen. March. Rockingham. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Glocestr. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Pembroke. Ds. Fortescue.
Epus. Landav. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Carliol. Conies Denbigh. Ds. Veie.
Epus. Exon. Comes Peterborow. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Essex. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Poulet. Ds. Boston.
Comes Morton. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Eglinton. Ds. Milton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Holland.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumbland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Doncaster and Cantley Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Pieces or Parcels of Land in the Parishes of Doncaster and Cantley, and for draining and preserving the said Lands, and also several other Lands and Grounds, in the several Parishes of Rossington and Wadworth, in the West Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations there of, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Welford Bridge Road Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Welford Bridge in the County of Northampton, through Husband’s Bosworth and Great Wigston, to Milston Lane in the Town of Leicester,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Currency of Notes issued by the Banks in Scotland to regulate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by the Lord Advocate of Scotland and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating the Currency and due Payment of Notes and Bills issued by the Banks, Banking Companies, and Bankers, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for restraining the Practice of issuing Notes and Bills for Sums less than Twenty Shillings, by such Banks, Banking Companies, and Bankers;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess.

Ordered, That Mr. John Inglis, Mr. John Young, Mr. John Campbell and Mr. John Maccall, Bankers, do attend this House, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, in order to be examined in relation thereto.

Butler against Butler.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Butler of Kilcash in the County of Tipperary in the Kingdom of Ireland Esquire, and Walter Butler of Garryricken in the County of Kilkenny in the said Kingdom of Ireland Esquire; complaining of Two Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 10th Day of December 1764, and 28th Day of January 1765; and praying, “That the same may be reversed and set aside or that the Appellants may have such further Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case require; and that Bridget Butler may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Bridget Butler may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in her Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 9th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court, or Agent of the said Respondent, in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Dowdeswell & al. to sell Broxholme’s Estate, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Amie Broxholme Widow, deceased, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Freehold Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sebraham Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming the Allotments of, and for enclosing, the Common and several Waste Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Sebraham, otherwise Sebergham, in the County of Cumberland,” was committed.

Scarning Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common called Scarning Common, and the Greens called Pound Green, Pope’s Green, and Bett’s Green, lying within the several Manors of Scarning Hall, Drayton Hall, and Northern Hall, Scarning Parva, Guntons, and Rougholme on the Part of Hoe, or some or One of them, and in the Parish of Scarning, in the County of Norfolk,” was committed.

Llandilo Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Mr. Wright and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Kidwelly in the County of Carmarthen, and also several Roads leading from Llandilo in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grimston Smithy to Kexby Bridge Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Saville and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the City of York, by Grimston Smithy, to Kexby Bridge, and from Grimston Smithy aforesaid to a certain Gate at the upper End of Garraby Hill, in the County of York:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Hartshorn Common, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Fitzherbert and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Hartshorn, in the County of Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Keyberry Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Key berry Bridge to the Passage at Shalldon, and from the said Bridge to the Pier or Harbour of Torkey, in the County of Devon.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lenchwicke Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Grounds lying in the Parish of Lenchwicke and Norton, and the Borough of Evesham, in the County of Worcester.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Chapel on the Heath Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts, and for giving further Powers, for repairing the Road leading from Chapel on the Heath in the County of Oxford, to Bourton on the Hill in the County of Gloucester.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stump Cross to Newmarket, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Powers of several Acts, for repairing the Road from Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath and the Town of Cambridge, and from Foulmire to Cambridge, and other Roads adjoining thereto, so far as the same relate to the Road from Foulmire to Cambridge, and the said other Roads adjoining thereto.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill: shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

To acquaint them that the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Tyers, Walter, & al. Exchange of Lands, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish Exchanges of Land at Dorking in Surrey, between Charles Howard Esquire and Edward Walter Esquire, and between the said Charles Howard and Jonathan Tyers Esquire.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Message from thence, to return Tetbury Church Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Tracey and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church and Chancel of Tetbury, in the County of Gloucester and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

To enlarge the Time for executing several Acts of this Session, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in certain Acts of this Session of Parliament.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow.

Cropton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of cropton, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. President. L. B. London.
D Rutland. L.B. Sarum. L. Leigh.
D Portland. L. B. Litch & Cov. L. Delamer.
D. Bridgewater. L.B. Norwich. L. Cathcart.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. B. Landaff. L. Ducie.
E. Suffolk. L. Botetourt. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Winchilsea. L. Boston.
E. Shaftebury.
E. Lithfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Powis.
E. Delawar.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten o’clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers and to adjourn as they please.

Houghton on the Hill Common Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the parish of Houghton on the Hill, in the County of Leicester.
Ordered That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place and to adjourn as they please.

Manchester and Salford Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the Towns of Manchester and Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for providing Fire Engines and Fire Men and for preventing Annoyances within the said Town.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords. Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them to meet on the same Day, at the same Place and to adjourn as they please.

Kirkhammerton Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Lascelles and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing several Lands and Grounds in the Township of Kirkhammerton, in the Parish of Kirkhammerton in the County of York;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Message from H. C. to return Penn’a Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Kynaston and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement, between the Master, Brethren, and Sisters, of the Hospital of the Lord Haftings of Loughborough, founded at Stoke Poges in the County of Bucks, and Thomas Penn Esquire, for exchanging certain Lands and Premises in Stoke Poges aforesaid, and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Relief and Employment of the Poor, Bill.

The House (according to Order) Was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within that Part of Great Britain called England

After some Time the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, That they had been in Consideration of the said Bill, and had made some Progress therein; and desire another Time may be appointed, for the House to be in a Committee again to consider farther of the said Bill.

Then it was moved, “That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further (fn. 1) on the said Bill, on this Day Two Months;”

The same was objected to.

After Debate;

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, on Friday the 19th Day of this Instant April.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Richard Hamilton Esquire and Sons are Appellants, and Nathaniel Clements and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing Tomorrow, be put off till Monday the 22d Instant; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Ecclesiastical Leases of Tithes, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm all Leases already made, by Archbishops and Bishops, and other Ecclesiastical Persons, of Tithes and other Incorporeal Hereditaments, for One, Two, or Three, Life or Lives, or Twenty one Years; and to enable them to grant such Leases, and to bring Actions of Debt, for Recovery of Rents reserved and in Arrear on Leases for Life or Lives.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, tertium diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroraæ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 3o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Cicestrien. March. Rockingham. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Westmorland. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Abercorn. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Ilchester. Ds. Boston.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Tetbury Church, Bill.

The House proceeded to take the Amendments into Consideration made by the Commons to the Title of the; Bill, intituled, “An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church and Chancel of Tetbury, in the County of Gloucester.
And the said Amendments, being read Three Times; by the Clerk, were agreed to.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Pechell, to acquaint them therewith.

Newcastle under Lyne, &c. Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Grey and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Lyne to Hassop, and from Middle Hills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton, and also the Road branching out of the said first mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burrell, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike at Shelton, in the County of Stafford” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Altering the Time for Payment of Annuities, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Paterson and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering the Times of Payment of certain Annuities established by Two Acts, made in the Thirty third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Doncaster Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Pieces or Parcels of Land in the Parishes of Doncaster and Cantley, and for draining and preserving the said Lands, and also several other Lands and Grounds in the several Parishes of Rossington and Wadworth, in the West Riding of the County of York.

The Question was put “Whether this Bill shall pass”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Welford Bridge Road, Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Welford Bridge in the County of Northampton, through Husband’s Bosworth and Great Wigston, to Milston Lane in the Town of Leicester.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sebraham Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming the Allotments of, and for enclosing, the Common and several Waste Lands in the Manor and Parish of Sebraham, otherwise Sebergham, in the County of Cumberland.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Scarning Common Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common called Scorning Common, and the Greens called Pound Green, Pope’s Green, and Bett’s Green, lying within the several Manors of Scarning Hall, Drayton Hall, and Northern Hall, Seaming Parva, Guntons, and Rougholme on the Fart of Hoe, or some or One of them, and in the Parish of Scarning, in the County of Norfolk.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four pre ceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Dowdeswell to sell Broxholme’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Amie Broxholme Widow, deceased, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Freehold Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Liandilo Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads leading from Kidwelly in the County of Carmarthen, and also several Roads leading from LIandilo in the said County.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

M. Rockingham. L.B Sarum. L. Botetourt.
E. Westmorland. L.B. Chester. L. Leigh.
E. Winchilsea. L. B. Carlisle. L. Delamer.
E. Abercorn. L. Cathcart.
E. Oxford. L. Sandys.
E. Ilchester. L. Boston.
E. Delawar.
V. Say & Sele.
V. (fn. 2) Weymouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet Tomorrow, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Spratton Bill.Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Winchilsea reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Parish and Liberties of Spratton, in the County of Northampton,” was committed That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be. true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Cropton Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Cropton, in the County of York, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Finch & al. to vest West brooke Estate in Trustees, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for divesting out or the Heir at Law, or other legal Representative or Representatives, of Edmund Neeler, deceased, the several Freehold Estates of the late William Westbrook Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Middlesex, Bucks, Kent, and Surrey, and in the City of London and for vesting the same in Trustees, to be fold and conveyed to such Persons as may already have contracted, or shall hereafter contract, to become the Purchasers of any Parts or Shares thereof, under the Directions of the Court of Chancery,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Appleton and Lymm Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Delawar made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, divers Parcels of Common or Waste Grounds within the Manors of Appleton and Lymm in the County of Chester,” was committed.

Madder Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for continuing an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, for encouraging the Growth and Cultivation of Madder in that Part of Great Britain called England, by ascertaining the Tithe thereof.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed- to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Auckborough Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Auckborough, in the County of Lincoln was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the committee and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows:

“Pr. 12. L.11. After the Word [“Sum”], leave out the Words [“of Ten Shillings of lawful Money of Great Britain”].

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to.

Great Grimsby Road, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Great Grimsby Haven, at or near a Place called The Upper Sand End, to Wold Newton Church, and from Nun’s Farm to The Mill Field in the Parish of Irby, in the County of Lincoln was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true and that the Committee had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Manchester and Salford Streets, Bul.

The Lord Leigh made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill; intituled, An Act for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the Towns of Manchester and Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for providing Fire Engines and Fire Men and for preventing Annoyances, within the said Towns was committed.

Penn’s Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement, between the Master, Brethren, and Sisters, of the Hospital of Lord Haflings of Loughboro’, founded at Stoke Pages in the County of Bucks, and Thomas Penn, Esquire for exchanging certain. Lands and Premises in Stoke Poges aforesaid; and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended.”

And the said Amendment, being read Three Times by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Hollingworth’s Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting several Freehold and Copyhold Estates, in the several Counties of Essex, Suffolk, Bucks, and Middlesex, and in the City of London, in Trustees, for the Sale thereof, in order to discharge the several Legacies or Portions bequeathed by the Will of William Hollingworth Esquire, deceased and for other Purposes therein mentioned, was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill and made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Privilege of Parliament to regulate. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord John Cavendish and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King William the Third intituled An Act. for preventing any In conveniencies that may happen by Privilege of Parliament to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bulton Overy Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Button Overy, in the County of Leicester.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 19th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place and to adjourn as they please.

Hartshorn, Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commons, and. Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Hartshorn, in the County of Derby”.

Poole &c Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for repairing and Widening several Roads leading from between the Second and Third Mile Stones on the Turnpike Road between the Town and County of Poole and Winborne Minster in the County of Dorset, to Bratton Corner in the county of Somerset,”

Ecclesiastical Leases of Tithes, &c Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm all Leases already made by Archbishops and Bishops and other Ecclesiastical Persons, of Tithes and other Incorporeal Hereditaments for One Two, or Three Life or Lives, or Twenty one Years; and to enable them to grant such Leases, and to bring Actions of Debt for Recovery of Rents reserved and in Arrear on Leases” for Life or Lives.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

To enlarge the Time for executing Acts of this Session, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in certain Acts of this Session of Parliament.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Bulbeck Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Delaval and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, within the Barony or Manor of Bulbeck, in the County of Northumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Fifth and Comes, Preservation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled. “An Act for the more essential Preservation of Fifth in Fifth Ponds and other Waters, and Conies in Warrens; and for preventing the Damage done to Sea Banks within the County of Lincoln, by breeding Conies therein.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Privilege of Parliament to regulate Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act for preventing any Inconveniencies that may happen by Privilege of Parliament.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday the 22d Day of this Instant April.

Adjourn

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse unique ad et in diem Jovis, quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroiæ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 4o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Elien. Comes Westmorland. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Plimouth. Ds. King.
Epus. Landav. Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Manfort.
Comes Morton. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Graham.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Ld. King takes the Oaths.

William Lord King took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Barton, &e, Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Brownlowe Bertie and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Barton Water-side House to Riseham Hedge Corner, and several other Roads in the County of Lincoln therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tetford Encloser Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Brownlowe Bet tie and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Tetford, in the County of Lincoln;” which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Keelby Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Brownlowe Bertie and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds within the several Parish of Keelby and Stallingborough, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wilford Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Willoughby and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Wilford, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were read the First Time.

Spratton Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Parish and Liberties of Spratton, in the County of Northampton.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cropton Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Cropton, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Grimsby Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Great Grimsby Haven, at or near a Place called The Upper Sand End, to Wold Newton Church, and from Nun’s Farm to The Mil Field in the Parish of Irby, in the County of Lincoln.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ecclesiastical Leases of Tithes, &.C Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm all Leases already made, by Arch-bishops and Bishops, and other Ecclesiastical Persons, of Tithes and other Incorporeal Hereditaments, for One, Two, or Three Life or Lives, or Twenty-one Years; and to enable them to grant such Leases, and to bring Actions of Debt for Recovery of Rents reserved and in Arrear on Leases for Life or Lives.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Appleton and Lymm Encloser, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, divers Parcels of Common or Waste Grounds, within the Manors of Appleton and Lymm, in the County of Chester.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Fifth and Conies, Preservation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Preservation of Fifth in Fifth Ponds and other Waters, and Conies in Warrens; and for preventing the Damage done to Sea Banks within the County of Lincoln, by the breeding conies therein.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Manchester and Salford Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for cleaning and lighting the Streets, Lanes, ands Passages, within the Towns of Manchester and Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for providing Fire Engines and Fire Men, and for preventing Annoyances, within the said Towns.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To enlarge the Time for executing Acts of this Session, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in certain Acts of this Session of Parliament.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Pechell:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Auckborough Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Auckborough, in the County of Lincoln.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill, with the Amendment, shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Hollingworth’s Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Freehold and Copyhold Estates, in the several “Counties of Essex, Suffolk, Bucks, and Middlesex, and in the City of London, in Trustees, for the Sale thereof, in order to discharge the several Legacies or Portions bequeathed by the Will of William Hollingworth Esquire, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Finch &al. to vest West-brooke’s Estate in Trustees, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for diverting out of the Heir at Law, or other legal Representative or Representatives, of Edmund Neeler, deceased, the several Freehold Estates of the late William Westbrooke Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Middlesex, Bucks, Kent, and Surrey, and in the City of London; and for vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed to such Persons as may already have contracted, or shall hereafter contract, to become the Purchasers of any Parts or Shares thereof, under the Directions of the Court of Chancery.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bills, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Altering the Time for Payment of Annuities. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering the Times of Payment of certain Annuities established by Two Acts, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on the First Day of Meeting After the Recess at Easter.

Sir George Trevelyaa’s Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making the Portions provided by the Marriage Settlement of Sir George Trevelyan Baronet and Dame Julia his Wife, for their Younger Children, vested Interests, to that the same may be raised and paid, notwithstanding the Deaths of such Children in the Lifetime of their Father; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Witnesses ordered to attend, on Ld. Byron’s Trial.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Honourable Thomas Willoughby Esquire, Frederick Montagu Esquire, John Hewett Esquire, John Sherwyn Esquire, George Donston Esquire, Francis Molyneux Esquire, Sir Robert Burdett, Charles Mellish Junior Esquire, William Levinz Esquire, Doctor Anthony Addington, Cæsar Hawkins Esquire, Robert Adair Esquire, William Man, Michael Cullin, John Edwards, James Fynmore, Thomas Walley Partington Esquire, and Brudenell Rooke Esquire, do attend this House, in order to be examined as Witnesses at the Trial of William Lord Byron, in Westminster Hall, on Tuesday the 16th Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Madder Act to continue, Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, for encouraging the Growth and Cultivation of Madder in that Part of Great Britain called England, by ascertaining the Tithe thereof.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Marchmont reported from the Committee, “That they had cone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Wagner’s Nat. Bill.

A Message Was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Shiffner and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to naturalize Benedict Paul Wagner;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chatteris Ferry, &c Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Hynde Cotton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending the Road from Chatteris Ferry, through Chatteris and Marsh, to Wisbeach Saint Peters, and from thence to Tid Gate in the Isle of Ely, and from Wisbeach aforesaid, through Outwell, to Downham Bridge in the County of Norfolk, and for repealing the several Acts for repairing the said Road between Wisbeach and Marsh;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Wyche’s Bill

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate late of Peter Wyche he Esquire, at Goadby, alias Godeby Marwood, in the County of Leicester, in Trust, to be conveyed to the most Noble John Marquis of Granby, or as he shall appoint, and for applying the Purchase-money in Manner and for the Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Contents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Llandilo Road, Bill

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Kidwelly in the County of Carmarthen, and also several Roads leading from Llandilo in the said County,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be “true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Dubbyn against Barker & al.

The House was informed, “That Francis Barker and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Robert Dobbyn the Younger Esquire, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose.”

And thereupon an Affidavit of George Cannon of Beaufort Buildings in the Parish of Saint Clement Danes in the County of Middlesex Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Butler against Butler:

The House was informed, “That Walter Sweetman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Butler and Walter Butler Enquires are Appellants, and Bridget Butler is Respondent.”

Pleadings Proved

And thereupon he was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar; and attested upon Oath, “They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland.”

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse unique ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Bis in Originali.