House of Lords Journal Volume 31
March 1766, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: March 1766, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 288-300. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113254 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 3o Martii.
Person examined relating to the Status Epus to the House. Order for an Address, for further Directions to be given to the Board of Works about it. Clayton Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Jones, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Mutiny Bill. Therefore Common Bill, His Majesty’s; Consent to it signified. Bidford Common Bill. Shillington Enclosure, Bill. Winslow Enclosure, Bill. Steeple Aston Enclosure, Bill. Kingsdown Hill, Road Bill. Mr. Thompson of the Office of Register General of trading Ships, ordered to attend. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 5o Martii
Damer against Tavernor. Burnet to amend hit Appeal. Marine Forces, Regulation, Bill. Braunston Enclosure, Bill. Croxton Enclosure, Bill. Waltham Enclosure, Bill. Oswald & al.; vice Trea’urer of Iceland to qualify, Bill. D. Bridgewater’s Navigation, Bill. Willington Enclosure, Bill. Beverley to Kendal House, Road Bill. Land Tax Bill. Russia Cloth, Bill. Mr. Thomson from the Customs-house examined. Ld. Midiction’s Estate Bill. Therefore Common Bill. To secure the Dependency of America on the Crown of Great Britain, Bill. American Stamp Act to repeal, Bill. Represenatation relating to establishing Admirality Billington. Enclosure, Bill. Bidford Common, Bill. Winslow Common, Bill. Petitions of Merchants of London and Bristol, for the Bill to repeal the American Stamp Act. Mutiny Bill. Witnesses to attend on Aldcrost’s Divorce Bill. Adjourn Die Jovis, 6o Marty
Sir J Gordon against Fraser. Sir J. Gordon against Crafurd. Sir J. Gordon against Rose. Chamberlain of London against Evans; Writ of Error. Aldcroft’s Divorce Bill. Oswald & al. to qualify as Vice Treasurer, of Ireland, Bill. Land Tax Bill Marine Forces, Regulation, Bill. Russia Cloth Bill. Jones’s Bill. Clayton Bill. Brice to take the Name of Kings mill, Bill. Nedham. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Pringle against D. of Roxburgh. Mutiny Bill. Therefore Enclosure, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Ld. Midleton’s Estate, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Pringle & al. against Pringle. Knox against Kelly. Adjourn Die Veneris, 7o Martii.
Pet. of Merchants in Glasgow concerning the American Stamp Act. Steeple Aston Enclosure, Bill. Godstone to East Gnrstead Road, Bill. Beverley to Bainton, Road, Bill. Pet. of the Agent for Virginia in favour of the Bill, to repeal the American Stamp Act. Repton Enclosure, Bill. Dean and Chapter of Cant Leave for a Bill Bill read. Account of Ships arrived in Scotland from America. To secure the Dependency of América on Great Britain Bill. American Stamp Act to repeal, Bill. Causes put off D. of Bridge Water’s Navigation Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 10o Marty.
Bidford Common, Bill. Kingsdown Hill, Road, Bill. Oswald & al. to qualify as Vice Treasurer of Ireland, Bill. Waltham Enclosure. Bill. Branston Enclosure, Bill Croxton Common, Bill: Nedham’s Bill. Repton Common. Bill. Willington Enclosure, Bill. Steeple Aston Common, Bill: Message to H. C with an Amend ment to it. Land Tax Bill. Marine Forces regulating Bill. Russia Cloth, Bill. Aldcroft’s Divorce Bill. Blackfryars Budge, Accompts delivered. More Papers from America delivered. To secure the Dependency of America on Great Britain, Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 3o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præssentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litchamp; Cov. Comes Winchilsea Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Eups. Litch.& Cov. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Exon. Dux Bedford. Ds. Monson.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Digby.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pom fret.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Person examined relating to the Status

The House being informed, “That a Person from the Board of Works attended, as ordered:”

Epus to the House.

He was called in; and produced, at the Bar, Plans and for altering the Stairs and Entry to this House in the Year 1762.

And having been examined as to the said Plans not having been carried into Execution;

He was directed to withdraw.

Order for an Address, for further Directions to be given to the Board of Works about it.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, humbly to desire, “That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to repeat His Orders, that the Address of the 30th of April 1762, relating to the Inconveniencies arising from the present Entry into this House, may (before the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament) be carred into Execution, according to the Plans then said before a Committee of this House by the Officers of His Majesty’s Board of Works.”

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

Clayton Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Clayton Esquire and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messuages, Farms, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Surry, devised by the Will of Sir William Clayton Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses.”

Jones, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the. Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Jones Esquire and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower John Jones Esquire and Margaretta Maria his Wife, late Margaretta Maria Weller Widow, and other the Devisees of John Maryon Clerk, deceased, to make Leases of the Manor of Charlton, and of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the said Manor; and also the Parishes of Woolwich and Plumstead, in the County of Kent.”

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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 Wednesday next.

Therefore Common Bill, His Majesty’s; Consent to it signified.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of 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 Manor and Parish of Thenford, other wife Fenford, in the County of Northampton,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Then the said Bill was read the Second Time.

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

L. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Leigh.
D. Bedford. L. Delamer.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Litch.&Cov. L. Trevor.
E. Suffolk. L. Ducie.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Sandys.
E. Peterborow. L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Falmouth.

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

Bidford Common Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Mordaunt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field called Bidford Common Field, within the Parish of Bidford, in the County of Warwick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shillington Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cholmondeley and others;

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Waste Grounds, Open Fields, Open Meadow Ground, and Ings, within the Parish of Stillington, in the County of rork;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Winslow Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Township of Winslow. in the County of Bucks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Steeple Aston Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Steeple Aston, in the County of Oxford.”

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.

Kingsdown Hill, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, one of the Twelfth of King George the First, and the other of the Fourteenth of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Horsley Upright Gate to the Top of Kingsdown Hill, in the County of Wilts; and for amending several Roads near or adjoining to the said Road.”

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.

Mr. Thompson of the Office of Register General of trading Ships, ordered to attend.

Notice was taken, “That no Return had been made to an Order of this House, of the 14th of February last, for the proper Officers to lay before the House an Account of all Ships. arrived in the Ports of this; Kingdom, which have been cleared out from any of the British Colonies in America since the Ist of November last; specifying the Colonies from whence they have been respectively cleared out; and also whether any, and which of the said Ships, have offered to make Entries here without having their Clearances or other Papers properly stamped, agreeably to an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament; and what has been done in Consequence thereof.”

Whereupon Ordered, That Mr. Thompson, of the Office of Register General of Trading Ships, do attend this House on Wednesday next, and bring with him the said Account.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 5o Martii

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Comes Northington. Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Bath & Wells. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Portland Camerarius. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Baihurst.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Richmond. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Landav. Dux Grafton. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Chedworth.
Epus. Bristol. Dux. Bolton. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Argyll. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon. Dux Ancaster Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Vere.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Westmorland. Ds Grovernor.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Gainsborough. Ds. Camden.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Digby.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

Damer against Tavernor.

The Answer of John Samuel Tavernor, to the Appeal of John Damer Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Burnet to amend hit Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Burnet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir Thomas Burnet Baronet is Respondent; praying Leave to amend his Appeal, by leaving out Two Interlocutors, of the 28th of June and 7th of August, 1765, in the said Appeal complained of; as also the Recitals of the Cause in which those Two Interlocutors were made; he amending the Respondent’s Copy:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, as desired; he amending the Respondent’s Copy.

Marine Forces, Regulation, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of His Majesty’s Marine Forces while on Shore;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Braunston Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields and Common Pastures within the Parish of Braunston, otherwise Branston, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Croxton Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields and Common Pastures within the Parish of Croxton, otherwise Croxton Kerial, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Waltham Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields and Common Pastures within the Parish of Waltham, otherwise Waltham in the Wolds, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oswald & al.; vice Trea’urer of Iceland to qualify, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable George Sackville, commonly called Lord George Sackville, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty’s Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

D. Bridgewater’s Navigation, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the most noble Francis Duke of Bridgewater to extend a Branch of his Navigable Cut, or Canal, upon Sale Moor in the County of Chester, to the Market Town of Stockport in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Willington Enclosure, Bill.

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

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

Beverley to Kendal House, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley by Molscroft to Kendall-house, and from Molscroft to Bainton Balk, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Russia Cloth, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, An Act to remove a Doubt concerning such Part of an Aft, made in the last Section of Parliament, as relates to the ascertaining of the Duties upon the Importation of certain Linen Cloth of the Manufacture of Russia; and to obviate all Doubts with respect to the Importation of Tea under certain Licenses, authorized to be granted by an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty; “to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Ten Bills Were severally read the First Time.

Mr. Thomson from the Customs-house examined.

The House was informed, “That Mr. Thomson, from the Custom-house, attended, as ordered.”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar.

“An Account of all Ships arrived in the Ports of this Kingdom, which have been cleared out from the BritishColonies in America since the 1st of November last; specifying the Colonies from whence they cleared out, and which of the said Ships have offered to make Entries here without having their Clearances properly stamped, and what has been done in Consequence thereof.

Then he was examined as to the said Accounts not having been brought sooner; and acquainted the House, “That, the Returns from the Out-ports not being received till very lately, the Account could not be made out before; and that the said Account did not contain the Ships arrived in the Ports of Scotland, as the Returns from thence were not received.”

He was directed to withdraw.

And the Tide of the said Account being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with the Address of this House relating to the Stairs and entry to the House; and that His Majesty was graciously pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly.”

Ld. Midiction’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Fee-simple Estate of George late Lord Viscount Midleton of the Kingdom of Ireland in Trustees, to be sold, for paying the Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances, mentioned in, and appointed to be paid by, his Will; and for executing and effectuating several Contracts, entered into by him, for felling and leasing divers Farms and Lands in Ireland; and for making the Exemplification of his Will Evidence in Law or Equity,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegation 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.

Therefore 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 Fields Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the manor and Parish of Therefore, otherwise Fenford, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

To secure the Dependency of America on the Crown of Great Britain, Bill.

A Message was brought from the house of Commons, by Mr. Rose Fuller and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better securing the Dependency of His Majesty’s Dominions in America upon the Crown and Parliament of Great Britain,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next; and the Lords summoned.

American Stamp Act to repeal, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An At for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties, in the Buti Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the same; and for amending such Parts of the several Act of Parliament relating to the Trade and Revenues of the said Colonies and Plantations, as direct the Manner of determining and recovering the Penalties and Forfeitures therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Second Time on Friday next; and the Lords summoned.

Represenatation relating to establishing Admirality

The House was moved, “That the Representation of the 4th of June 1765, relating to the establishing of Three Vice Admiralty Courts in America, might be read.”

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Billington. Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Walle Grounds, Open Fields, Open Meadow Ground, and Ings, within the Parish of Stillington, in the County of York.”

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

L. President. L. Bp. London.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Durham. T. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Leigh.
D. Grafton. L. Cathcart.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Cheer. L. Trevor.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Ducie.
E, Suffolk. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Mansfield.
E. Westmorland. L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Powis.
E. Harcourt.
E. Radnor.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Wentworth.

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

Bidford Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common field called Bidford Common Field, within the Parish of Bidford, in the County of Warwick.

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.

Winslow Common, Bill.

Hodie 2avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Township of Winslow, in the County of Bucks

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 Places and to adjourn as they please.

Petitions of Merchants of London and Bristol, for the Bill to repeal the American Stamp Act.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants of London trading to North America:

Also, upon reading the Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Commonalty, of the Society of Merchants Venturers of the City of Bristol; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, for repealing the American Stamp Act of last Session; and setting forth the many Hardships and Difficulties that have arisen from the said Act; and therefore praying, “That the said Bill may pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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.”

Witnesses to attend on Aldcrost’s Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Thomas Adderley, Thomas Wildman, and William Walker, do attend this House Tomorrow, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Heading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Aldcroft Gentleman with Ann She well his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Adjourn

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit presens Parliamen cotinuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 6o Marty

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Portland. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Wigorn. Camerarius. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Chedworth.
Epus. Exon. Dux Richmond. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Vere.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Boston.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Sir J Gordon against Fraser.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet, and Leonard Urquhart Writer to the Signet; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th of February 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or varied, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lord ships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that William Fraser may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Fraser may have a Copy of the said Appeal. and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 3d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon his Procurator or Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Sir J. Gordon against Crafurd.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet, and Leonard Urquhart Writer to the Signet; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th of February 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or varied, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that James Crawfurd may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said James Crawfurd may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 3d Day of April next. and Service of this Order upon his Procurator or Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Sir J. Gordon against Rose.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet, and Leonard Urquhart Writer to the Signet; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th of February 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or varied, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Hugh Rose may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Hugh rose may nave a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 3d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon his Procurator or Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Chamberlain of London against Evans; Writ of Error.

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, in the usual Manner, delivered in a Writ of Error, brought in order to reverse a Judgement given by the Commissioners Delegates appointed to hear the Errors in a Judgement given in the Sheriff’s Court London, and affirmed in a Court of Hustings:

In which, the Chamberlain of London is Plaintiff, and

Allen Evans Esquire is Defendant;

Aldcroft’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Aldcroft Gentleman with Sarah Shewell his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Cox appearing as Counsel for the Bill; but no Counsel appearing on Behalf of Mrs. Shewell against it:

Thomas Wildman was called, in order to prove Service of the Order; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he served Mrs. Shewell personally with the Order of the House, for the Second Reading of the Bill, at her Lodgings in Saint Paul’s Church-Yard, on Tuesday the 25th of February last; and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill.”

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And the Counsel was heard, in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Truth of the Allegations thereof; and, in order to prove the Marriage, called in again.

Thomas Wildman, who produced a Copy of the Register of the Marriage in the Parish of Saint Olaves Southwark; whereby it appeared that Charles Aldcroft was married to the said Sarah Shewell on the 12th of April 1749.

He is again directed to withdraw.

Then Eleanor Dickson was called, in order to prove the Adultery; who, being sworn, gave an Account, “That, in the Month of May 1760, she went to live as a Servant with Mr. Townson at Marshgate near Richmond and continued with him for about Two Years; that Mrs. Aldcroft lived with the said Mr Townson during all that Time as his Wife; that, in the Winter of the Year 1761, when Mr. Townson’s House was repairing, all the Beds up Two Pair of Stairs being taken down, Mr. Townson and Mrs. Aldcroft lay in the same Room; that she (the Witness) having Occasion to go into the Room, to light a Lamp used in the Nursery, saw Mr. Townson in Bed with the said Mrs. Aldcroft naked, and that Mr. Townson attempted to cover his Face with the Cloaths; and that Mrs. Aldcroft owned to her the had an Husband, and was not married to Mr. Townson

She was directed to withdraw.

And Jane Chevalier Midwife was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That she knows Mr. and Mrs. Aldcroft; that the said Mrs. Aldcroft did co habit with one Mr. Townson, by whom she had several Children, of which Children she (the Witness) had lain her at different Places; that all the said Children were owned and acknowledged by the said Mr. Townson to be his; that they were always baptized in the several Parishes where they were born as his Children; and that those, which are alive, are now maintained and educated by the said Mr. Townson as his Children.”

She is directed to withdraw.

Then John Marshall is called, in order to prove the several Registers of the Baptism of the spurious Issue of the said Mrs. Aldcroft; and, being sworn, produces Copies of the Registers of the said Baptisms; and acquainted the House, “That he had compared them with the Originals.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Adderley, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Winchester, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce of the said Court against the said Mrs. Aldcraft, for Adultery with the said John Townson.

And the same was read.

And then he withdrew.

The Evidence being finished, the Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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 Monday next.

Oswald & al. to qualify as Vice Treasurer, of Ireland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Oswald, and the Right Honourable George Sackville, commonly called Lord George Sackville, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty’s Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

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

L. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Leigh.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Delamer.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Ravensworth.
E. Sandwich. L. Vere.
E. Litchfield. L. Hyde.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Powis.
E. Ilchester.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Wentworth.
Vis. Dudley Ward.

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

Land Tax Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six.”

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 Monday next.

Marine Forces, Regulation, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty’s Marine Forces while on Shore.”

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 Monday next.

Russia Cloth Bill.

Hodie2 a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to remove a Doubt concerning such Part of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, as relates to the ascertaining of the Duties upon the Importation of certain Linen Cloth of the Manufacture of Russia; and to obviate all Doubts with (fn. 1) respect to the importation of Tea under certain Licenses, authorized to be granted by an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late 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 Monday next.

Jones’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower John Jones Esquire and Margaretta Maria his Wife, late Margaretta Maria Weiler Widow, and other the Devisees of John Maryon Clerk, deceased, to make Leases of the Manor of Charlton, and of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the said Manor; and also the Parish of Woolwich and Plumpstead, in the County of Kent.”

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 21st Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Clayton Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messuages, Farms, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Surrey, devised by the Will of Sir William Clayton Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses.”

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 fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Brice to take the Name of Kings mill, Bill.

The Lord Delamer (pursuant to Leave given) presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for. enabling Robert Brice Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Name and bear the Arms of Kingsmill.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Nedham. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Catherine Nedham Widow, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a. Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming the Sale of Part of the Estates late of Robert Nedham Esquire, deceased, situate in the Kingdom of Ireland, for the Term of Five Hundred Years to George Nedham Esquire. for confirming an Agreement made between the Widow and Children of the said Robert Nedham; and for vesting Part of the said Robert Nedham’s Said Estates in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of the Debts, Legacies, and other Encumbrances, affecting such Estates; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

Pringle against D. of Roxburgh.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Pringle of Clifton; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st and 19th Days of February 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom Shall seem meet; and that John Duke of Roxburgh and David Macdougal, or their known Agents or Attornies in the Court of Session, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Duke of Roxburgh and David Macdougal, or their known Agents or Attornies in the Court of Session, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 3d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents in the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Therefore 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 Manor and Parish of Thenford, otherwise Fenford, in the County of Northampton

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 Two preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. cudden!

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

Ld. Midleton’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Fee Simple Estate of George late Lord Viscount Midleton of the Kingdom of Ireland in Trustees, to be fold, for paying the Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances, mentioned in, and appointed to be paid by, his Will; and for executing and effectuating several Contracts, entered into by him, for felling and leasing divers Farms and Lands in Ireland; and for making the Exemplification of his Will Evidence in Law and Equity.”

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.

Pringle & al. against Pringle.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Veronica Pringle and others are Appellants, and John Pringle is Respondent:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Knox against Kelly.

The Answer of Bryan Kelly and others, to the Appeal of William Knox Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Adjourn

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 7o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Bath.& Wells. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Hereford. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Berkeley Sir.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Richmond. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Grafton. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Landav. Dux Grafton. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Bristol. Dux Boston. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Leeds. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Argyll.
Ancaster, Mag. nus Camerarius. Ds. Monson.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Montfort.
Dux Kingston. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Northampton. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Essex. Ds. Boston.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Gainsborough. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Camden.
Comes Scarborough. Ds. Digby.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamsb.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Coines Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Pet. of Merchants in Glasgow concerning the American Stamp Act.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants in Glasgow trading to North America; setting forth the many Hardships and Inconveniencies the Petitioners lay under from the American Stamp Act of last Session; and praying the House to grant the Petitioners such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem expedient:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Steeple Aston Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth 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 Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Steeple Aston, in the County of Oxford, 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 One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows:

Pr. 34. L.14. Leave out from the Word [“Successors”] to the Word [“for”], in the 17th Line of the same Press; being the following Words [“or unto such other Person or Persons who shall advance and lend the fame.”]

Then the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Godstone to East Gnrstead Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fourth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Goldstone in the County of Surrey, to Highgate in the Parish of East Grinstead in the County of Sussex.

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Durham. L. Abergavenny.
L. B. Litcb. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
D. Grafton. L. Leigh.
D. Leeds. L. B. Worcester. L. Delamer.
D. Bridgewater. L. B. Carlisle. L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Westmorland. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Cardigan.
E. Litchfield.
E. Albemarle.
E. Poulett.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Wentworth.

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

Beverley to Bainton, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley by Molscroft to Kendell-house, and from Molscroft to Bainton Balk, in the County of York.

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 fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Pet. of the Agent for Virginia in favour of the Bill, to repeal the American Stamp Act.

Upon reading the Petition Of Edward Montague, Agent for the Colony of Virginia; praying, “That the Bill now depending in this House, for repealing the American Stamp Act of last Session, may pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Repton Enclosure, Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Dean and Chapter of Cant Leave for a Bill

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, that Leave be given to bring in Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act to enable the dean and Chapter of Canterbury to grant Leases of their Estate in the Parish of Saint olave Southwark.

Account of Ships arrived in Scotland from America.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Thomson, from the Custom-house, attended, as ordered:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar.

“An Account of all Ships arrived in the Ports of North Britain, from the 14th of January to 14th of February last, Which have Been cleared out from any of The British Colonies in America since the ft of November last; specifying the Colonies from whence they have been respectively cleared out; which of the said Ships offered to make Entries here without having their Clearances properly stamped; and what Was done in consequence thereof.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Account do lie on the table.

To secure the Dependency of América on Great Britain Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better “securing the Dependency of His Majesty’s Dominions m America upon the Grown and Parliament of Great Britain

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Then it was moved, “To commit the said Bill.”

After Debate;

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 Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

American Stamp Act to repeal, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal and Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the same; and for amending such Parts of the several Acts of Parliament relating to the Trade and Revenues of the said Colonies and Plantations, as direct the Manner of determining and recovering the Penalties and Forfeitures therein mentioned.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and the Lords summoned.

Causes put off

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for Monday next be put off to Friday next; and the rest of the Causes removed in Course.

D. of Bridge Water’s Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the most Noble Francis Duke of Bridgewater to extend a Branch of his Navigable Cut, or Canal, upon Sale Moor in the County , of Chester, to the Market Town of Stockport in the said County.”

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

Their Lordships or any Five of them; to meet Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunsa, decimum diem instantis Marty, hora undecima Aurore, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 10o Marty.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York. Ds. Le Despencer.
Dux GLOUCESTER. Ds. Aberiraiistitiv.
Epus. Duresin.
Epus. Bath. Weils. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Willoughby Br.
Epus. Hereford. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Litcb. & Cov. Comes Winchelsea Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Byron.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Brekeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Oxan. Dux Portland Camerarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Richmond. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Landav. Dux Grafton. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Bristol. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bolton. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Exon. Dux Leeds. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Marlborough. Ds. Monson.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Kingston. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Northampton. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Boston.
Comes Thanet. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Camden.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Digby.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hat court.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Bidford Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported’ from the Lords Committees to whom, the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field, called Bidford Common Field, within the of Bidford, in the County of Warwick,” 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.”

Kingsdown Hill, Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for: enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, one of the Twelfth of King George. the First, and the other of the Fourteenth of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Horsley Uptight Gate to the Top of Kingsdown Hill in the County of Wilts, and for, amending several Roads near or adjoining to the said Road,” 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.”

Oswald & al. to qualify as Vice Treasurer of Ireland, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Oswald and the Right Honourable George Sackville, commonly called Lord George Sackville, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty’s Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices,” was. committed.

Waltham Enclosure. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable fields and Common Pastures within the Parish of Waltham, otherwise Waltham in the Wolds, in the County of Leicester.

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

Ld. President. L. B. Litch.& Cov. L. Botetourt.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Leigh.
D. Richmond. L. B. Chester. T. Detainer.
D. Bolton. L. B. Gloucester. L. Cathcart.
D. Leeds. L. B. Landaff. L. Romney.
D. Manchester. L. Sandys.
E. Huntingdon. L. Hyde.
E. Suffolk. L. Lyttelton.
E. Denbigh. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Radnor.
V. Weymouth.

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

Branston Enclosure, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields and Common Pastures within the Parish of Braunston, otherwise Branston, 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 fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Croxton Common, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields and Common Pastures within the Parish of Croxton, otherwise Croxton Kertal, 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 fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Nedham’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming the Sale of Part of the Estates late of Robert Nedham Esquire, deceased, situate in the Kingdom of Ireland, for the Term of Five Hundred Years, to George Nedham Esquire”; for confirming an Agreement made between the Widow and Children of the said Robert Nedham; and for vesting Part of the said Robert Nedham’s said Estates in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of be Debts, Legacies, and other Encumbrances, affecting such Estates; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Their Lordships, of any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday next the 25th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Repton Common. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Repton, in the County of Derby.

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 next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Willington Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Willington, in the County of Derby

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

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

Steeple Aston Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Aft; for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Steeple Aston, in the County of Oxford.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Message to H. C with an Amend ment to it.

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

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six.”

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.”

Marine Forces regulating Bill.

The House also (according to order) Was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty’s “Marine Forces while on Shore.”

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.”

Russia Cloth, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act to remove a Doubt concerning such Part of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament as relates to the ascertaining of the Duties upon the Importation of certain Linen Cloth of the Manufacture of Russia and to obviate all Doubts with respect to the Importation of Tea, under certain Licenses, authorized to be granted by an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty.”

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.”

Aldcroft’s Divorce Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Aldcrost Gentleman with Sarah Shewell his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

The House being informed,” That the Chamberlain of the City of London attended:

Blackfryars Budge, Accompts delivered.

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament

“An Accompt of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from Black friars in the City of London to the opposite Side in the County of Surrey, from the 5th Day of July 1764(exclusive), to the 5th Day of July 1765 (inclusive).”

Also, “An Accompt of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th Day of July 1765.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles of the said Accompts being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table

The Duke of Grafton (by His Majesty’s Command) said before the House.

More Papers from America delivered.

“Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Hutchinson to Mr. Secretary Conway, Boston, December 26th, 1765.”

Also, “Copy of a Letter from Governor Bernard, 19th January, 1766; by Ensign Miller;” enclosing.

“A Paper, intituled, Narrative:

Also, “Resolves, of a Meeting of the Populace at Pomfret, in the County of Windham, 25th December, 1765.”

And the said Papers being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

To secure the Dependency of America on Great Britain, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to The in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better securing the Dependency of His Majesty’s Dominions in America upon the Crown and Parliament of Great Britain:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto; which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, that the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem, Martis, undecimum diem instantis Marty, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis are decernentibus.

Footnotes

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