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

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: April 1766, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 329-334. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113257 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 7o Aprilis.
Douglas against Stewart; Appellant to widthdraw Appeal. Douglas et al. against the D. of Hamilton & al. Appellants to amend Appeal by adding a Party. D. of Grafton;s Bill. Persons sworn in order to their Naturalization. London, Improvement of Tillag, Bill. Cramford Bridge, &e. Road, Bill. Message from H C. to return Sir John C net vode’s Estate, Bill. Cyder Duties to repeal Bill. To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill. Beetord Common, Bill: Bradnop Common; Bill: Hinton Common Bill: Grimoldby Common Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills: Dean, &e. of Canterbury’s Bill: D. of Devon, to quality for Office in England, Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. E. of Portsmouth, Leave for a Bill: Bill read: Ryder & al. against Countess Dowager Gower & al. Lord and Lady Perceval, Petition to be heard against the D. of Bolton’s Estate, Bill. E. of Peterborough against the D. of Bolton’s Estate, Bill. Hexton common, Bill. Arncliffe Common, Bill. Damer against Tavernor. Pleadings proved. Adjourn. Die Martis, 8o Aprilis.
Naburn Common, Bill; His Majesty’s Consent to it signified. Marston Common, Bill. Hatherop Common, Bill. Smith’s Estate, Bill. E. of Portsmouth’s Bill. Cromford Bridge, Bill. Knutsford, &c. Navigation Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Brice to take the Name of Kingsmill. Cyder Duties, to repeal, Bill. To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill: Message to H C. that the Lords have agreeds to the Two preceding Bills. Aldcroft’s Divorce Bill. Charleston, leave for a Nat. Bill: Bill read. Hobson against Meade: Appellant to amend Appeal. Wright against L. Cadogan. Meredyth & at. against Leslie & al. Pleadings proved. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 9o Aprilis.
Naburn Common, Bill. Arncliffe Common, Bill. E of Powis’s Estate, Bill. Douglas & al. against the D. of Hamillton & al Appellants to withdraw Appeal. E. Delawar takes his Seat. Lubnam, Enclosure Bill. Lauder through Kelso, &c. Road Bill. Blaby Enclosure Bill. Countesthorpe, Enclosure Bill. Walsworth, Enclosure Bill. Ly. M. Herbert against E of Powis & al. Smith’s Estate, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Hatherop Common, Bill: Marston, Enclosure Bill: Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Adjourn.

Die Lunæ, 7o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York.
Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Delaamer.
Epus. Elien. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Hereford. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Grafton. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Leeds. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Bedford. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Argyll. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Maneven. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Sondes.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Digby.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Douglas against Stewart; Appellant to widthdraw Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Captain William Douglas, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Stewart Esquire and others are Respondents, and which stands appointed to be heard; praying; “In regard the Matteres lately in Dispute between the Parties are settled by a Compromise; that the Petitioner may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Douglas et al. against the D. of Hamilton & al. Appellants to amend Appeal by adding a Party.

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Douglas Esquire and his Curators or Guardians, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Duke of Hamilton and others are Respondents; setting forth, “That, since the presenting of the said Appeal, the Petitioners are advised that it will be necessary to make Sir Hugh Dalrymple a Party Respondent thereto;” and therefore praying, “That they may be at Liberty to amend the said Appeal, by making the said Sir Hugh Dalrymple a Respondent thereto, they amending the Respondents Copy; and that the said Sir Hugh Dalrymple may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, as desired, by making the said Sir Hugh Dalrymple a Party Respondent thereto; and that he do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 14th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon any of his Procurators or Agents in the the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

D. of Grafton;s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of a Message, with the Appurtenances, entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles late Duke of Grafton, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing another Message or Lands, to be settled to the like Uses.”

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

L. President.
L. Bp. Durham.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Botetourt.
D. Leeds. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Leigh.
L. Ducie.
D. Bedford. L. Delamer.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Ravensworth:
E. Exeter. L. Grantham.
E. Denbigh. L. Boston.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Plimouth.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Gower.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
E. Guilford.
Vis. Wentworth.
Vis. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 22d Day of this Instant April, at Ten o’clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Persons sworn in order to their Naturalization.

Aymerc Mavit and Justus Blackenhagen, took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

London, Improvement of Tillag, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining and amending so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the Second, intituled, An additional Act for the Improvement of Tillage, as relates to the City of London; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cramford Bridge, &e. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Cromford Bridge in the County of Derby to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill m the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H C. to return Sir John C net vode’s Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Sir John Chetwode Baronet in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Cyder Duties to repeal Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing the Duties granted upon Cyder and Perry by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign; and for granting other Duties on Cyder and Perry in Lieu thereof; and for more effectually securing the Duties on Cyder and Perry imposed by Several former Acts.”

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 raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, 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, with out any Amendment.”

Beetord Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Common, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Beeford other wife Beeforth, in the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bradnop Common; Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Bradnop, in the Parish of Leek, in the County of Stafford.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hinton Common Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands lying within the Parish of Hinton in the Hedges, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Grimoldby Common 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, in the Parish of Grimoldby, in the County of Lincoln.

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. Montagu and Mr. Cudden:

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

Dean, &e. of Canterbury’s Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

D. of Devon, to quality for Office in England, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the most Nohle William Duke of Devonshire to take, in England, the Oath of Office of High Treasurer of Ireland; and to qualify himself in England for the Enjoyment of the said Office.”

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.

E. of Portsmouth, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Earl of Portsmouth; 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, Rectories, Lands, Tithes, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Somerset and Devon, devised by the Will of John late Earl of Portsmouth, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Manors, Rectories, Lands, Tithes, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses limited by the said Will.”

Ryder & al. against Countess Dowager Gower & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Ryder, Thomas Mytton, John Davenport, William Hambleton, and John Taylor, who were, on the 22d of April last, reported the best Bidders for the Grindon Estate, Part of the Estate in Question; arnd which Report was, by Order of the 30th of the same Month confirmed, unless Cause, and no Cause being shewn, the said Report was, on the 13th of May last, absolutely confirmed; and who have paid One Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, Part of the Purchase-money; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 19th Day of February last, made in a Cause wherein the Right Honourable Mary Countess Dowager Gower Widow was Plaintiff, and the Right Honourable Granville Leveson Earl Gower, the Honourable George Leveson Gower Esquire, commonly called Lord Viscount Trentham, an Infant, by his Guardian Baptist Leveson Gower Esquire, John Waldegrave Esquire and Lady Elizabeth his Wife, John Leveson Gower Esquire, the most Noble Charles Duke of Queensbury and Dover, the most Noble Cathrine Duchess of Queensbury and Dover, Sir Mathew Lambe Baronet, Timothy King, Michael Mayo, Ann Barber Widow, and William Higginson, by Original Bill and Bill of Revivor, were Defendants, but which was not made up and entered till the 30th of March last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed; or that the Appellants may have such Relies in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Mary Countess Dowager Gower, Granville Leveson Earl Gower, George Leveson Gower Esquire, commonly called Lord Viscount Trentham, an Infant, by his Guardian Baptist Leveson Gower Esquire, John Earl Waldegrave and Elizabeth Countess Waldegrave his Wife, John Leveson Gower Esquire, the most Noble Charles Duke of Queensbury and Dover, the most Noble Catherine Dutchess of Queensbury and Dover, Sir Mathew Lambe Baronet, Timothy King, Michael Mayo, Ann Barber Widow, and William Higginson may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Mary Countess Dowager Gower Widow, and. the said several Persons last-named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 21st Day of this Infant April.

Lord and Lady Perceval, Petition to be heard against the D. of Bolton’s Estate, Bill.

A Petition of the Right Honourable John James Perceval Esquire, commonly called Lord Viscount Perceval, and Isabe Ha Wife of the said Lord Viscount Perceval, which said Isabella is the Daughter and only Child of the Right Honourable Sir Nassau Powlett, deceased, commonly called Lord Nassau Pawlett, Brother of the most Noble Harry Duke of Bolton, deceased, who was the Father of the most Noble Harry now Duke of Bolton:

E. of Peterborough against the D. of Bolton’s Estate, Bill.

And also, a Petition of the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Peterborough, the Son of the Right Honourable John Mordaunt Esquire, deceased, by Lady Frances his Wife, Sister of the most Noble Harry Duke of Bolton, deceased, who was the Father of the most Noble Harry now Duke of Bolton; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act for empowering and “enabling all such Women and Men, to whom all or any of the Castles, Manors, Messuages, &c. in the Counties of Wilts, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall, now the Estate of the most Noble Harry Duke of Bolton, shall be limited for their Lives, to make Leases thereof”, were severally presented, and read; setting forth, That, if the said Bill should pass into a Law, it would be very detrimental to the Interest of the Petitioners;” and therefore praying, “That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill.”

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

Hexton common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Hexton, in the County of Hertford, except a Common Pasture called The Cow Common.

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

Arncliffe Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Stinted Pastures, called Cow Close, West Moor, and Clowder, otherwise Clowther, within the Township of Arncliffe, in the West Riding of 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Damer against Tavernor.

The House being informed, “That George Cannon attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Damer is Appellant, and John Samuel Tavernor Respondent:”

Pleadings proved.

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 usque ad et in diem Martis, octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 8o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Grafton. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon. Dux Argyll. Ds. Grosvenor.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmoreland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.

PRAYERS.

Naburn 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 several Common Arable Fields, Common Meadow Grounds, and the Moor or Common, within the Manor and Township of Naburn, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Marston Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Marston, in the County of the City of York,” 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.”

Hatherop Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act tor dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable Lands, and allotting the old Enclosures, lying within the Township and Parish of Hatherop, in the County of Gloucester,” was committed.

Smith’s Estate, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting part or the settled Estate or John Silvester Smith Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same,” 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 engrassed.

E. of Portsmouth’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Rectories, Lands, Tithes, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Somerset and Devon, devised by the Will of John late Earl of Portsmouth deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Manors, Rectories, Lands, Tithes, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses limited by the said Will.”

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

Ld. President. L. B. Litch & Cov.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Leigh.
D. Grafton. L. B. Bangor. L. Delamer.
D. Leeds. L. B. Exeter. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. B. Peterborough. L. Grosvenor.
E. Denbigh. L. Scarsdale.
E. Westmorland.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
E. Radnor.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 23d Day of this Instant April, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Cromford Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Cromford Bridge in the County of Derby, to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill 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 on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Knutsford, &c. Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from Witton Bridge, to the Towns of Nether Knutsford, Macclesfield, and Stockport, in the County of Chester, and to Manchester in the County of Lancaster;” to which they desire the Concurrence or this House.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Brice to take the Name of Kingsmill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling Robert Brice Esquire and his Heirs to take and use and bear the Arms of Kingesmill;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Cyder Duties, to repeal, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing the Duties granted upon Cyder and Perry by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign; and for granting other Duties on Cyder and Perry in Lieu thereof; and for more effectually securing the Duties on Cyder and Perry imposed by several former Acts.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money; by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. that the Lords have agreeds 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.

Aldcroft’s Divorce Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Aidcroft Gentleman with Sarah Shewell his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

And the same, being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House:

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

Charleston, leave for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Laurence Charleston; praying, “That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization:”

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Lord Delamer presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Laurence Charleston.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hobson against Meade:

Upon reading the Petition of Meade Hobson, a Minor, by his Father and Guardian, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Reverend Samuel Meade is Respondent; setting forth, “That, since presenting the said Appeal, the Petitioner has discovered that the Date of the Decree therein complained of is wrong;” and therefore, praying, “That he may be at Liberty to amend the said Appeal, by rectifying the said Mistake; he amending the Respondent’s Copy:”

Appellant to amend Appeal.

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

Wright against L. Cadogan.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Wright Esquire is Appellant, and Charles Lord Cadogan 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.

Meredyth & at. against Leslie & al.

The House being informed, “That Daly Thorogood attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings, in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Thomas Meredyth Esquire and others are Appellants, and Henry Leslie and others are Respondents:”

Pleadings proved.

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 usque ad et in diem Mercurii, nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 9o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresin. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Elien. Comes Winchilsea, præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Richmond. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bedford. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Argyll. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Petriburg. March. Rockingham. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Boston.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Digby.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Naburn Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Arable Fields, Common Meadow Grounds, and the Moor or Common, within the Manor and Township of Naburn, in the East Riding of the County of York,” 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.”

Arncliffe Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several srinted Pastures, called Cow Close, West Moor, and Clowder otherwise Clowther, within the Township of Arncliffe, in the West Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

E of Powis’s Estate, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled. “An Act for vesting the Mansion-house of the Earl and Countess of Powis, in Albemarle Street, now settled on them and their Issue, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Douglas & al. against the D. of Hamillton & al Appellants to withdraw Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Douglas of Douglas Esquire, and his Guardians, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Duke of Hamilton and others are Respondents, to which Appeal no Answer hath been as yet put in; setting forth, “That, since presenting the said Appeal, the Petitioners are advised, that the Interlocutors appealed from relate only to One Preliminary Point, in a Question of the greatest Importance to the Petitioner, which he is advised cannot be affected by the Interlocutors appealed from;” and therefore praying, “That they may have Leave to withdraw their said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired.

E. Delawar takes his Seat.

This Day John Earl De Lawarr sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lubnam, Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Palmer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Lubnam, otherwise Lubenham, in the County of Leicester:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lauder through Kelso, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Palmer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Lauder in the Shire of Berwick, to and through Kelso in the Shire of Roxburgh, to The Marchburn;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Blaby Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Palmer and others:

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

Countesthorpe, Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Walsworth, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields and Grounds in the Hamlet of Walsworth, in the Parish of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ly. M. Herbert against E of Powis & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein the Right Honourable Lady Mary Herbert is Appellant, and the Right Honourable Henry Arthur Earl of Powis and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Friday next; and that the Cause which stands appointed for that Day be put off to Monday next; and the rest of the Causes removed in Course.

Smith’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of John Silvester Smith Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same.”

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 Mr. Montagu and Mr. Cudden:

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

Hatherop Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable Lands, and allotting the Old Enclosures, lying within the Township and Parish of Hatherop, in the County of Gloucester.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Marston, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Marston, in the County of the City of York.”

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 the former Messengers:

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

Adjourn.

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