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

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Die Jovis, 1a Mail.
Cultivation of Trees, Bill. Soar River navigable, Bill. Swann against Broome, in Error. Catites removed. Wilden Ferry, Navigation, Bill: Message to H. C. that Lords have agreed to it. Kimberley Common, Bill Pleydell’s Estate, Bill. Barnetby Common, Bill. Wareham Road, Bill. Coal Ships at Newcastle, to regulate, Bill High Bridges to Uttoxeter, Road, Bill. Rochdale to Hahsax, &c. Road, Bill. Sir J. Hynde Cotton to fell Parsons’s Estate, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Soar River, Navigation, Bill. Bristol Streets, Bill. Bilston, &c. Roads, Bill. Laighton Bromswold Common Bill. Bower Common, Bill. Thorpe Marsh, &c Common Bill. Corby Common, Bill. London Streets, widening, &c. Bill. Cultivation of Trees, &c. Bill. E of Breadalbane’s Bill. For the Transportation of Felons, and to prevent Muirburn in Scotland, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 2o Maii.
Harleston Common, Bill. Ratcliffe Culey Common, Bill. Message from H. C. to return the E. of Powis’s Bill. Broome against Swann, in Error: Judgement affirmed. Bristol Streets Bill. Pleydell’s Estate, Bill.: Message to H C with it. Hursley, Andover, &c. Roads, Bill Soar River, Navigation Bill. To redeem Annuities, Bill. To regulate Apprentices, Bill. Woollen Cloth, Yorkshire, Bill. Corby Common, Bill. London Streets, widening, &c. Bill. Coal Ships at Newcastle, to regulate, Bill: E. of Bread albane’s Bill: Wareham Roads, Bill: Kimberley Common, Bill: Rochdale to Halifax, &c. Road, Bill: For the Transportation of Felons, and to prevent Muirburn in Scotland, Bill: Barnetby Common, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Harlestone Common, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Lloyd’s Mate Bill. Ratcliffe Culey Common, Bill. Pringle against D. of Roxburgh. Hobson against Meade. Meredyth against Leshe. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 5o Maii.
L. Godolphin takes the Oath’s. Ryton Common, Bill. Steatham Waters ach, &c Dramage, Bill. Lookup again it The King: Writ of Error: Judgement reverted. Chapman against Brown; Writ of Error: Bristol Streets, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. To redeem Annuities, Bill. Bickar Common, Bill. For better paving London Streets, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Sutthoff’s & al. Nat. Bill. Cottingham Common, Bill. Harlestone Common, Bill. Mansfield Road, Bill. Ryton Common, Bill. Streatham, Waterbeach, &c Dramage, Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill. Fifth and, Rabbits, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 6o Maii.
Kettlethorpe Common, Bill. Bewdly and Titton Brook, Navigation Bill. Messages from H. C. to return the E of Portsmouth’s Bill. and Sir T. Gooche’s Bill. Southwark Streets, Bill. Message from H. C. to return the D. of Grafton’s Bill. Biddenden Road, Bill. Frame Work Knitting, Bill. Kingsthorpe Common, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Nedham’s Estate Bill. Newcastle under Lyne, &c. Roads, Bill. Oath of Abjuration, to alter, Bill. Mr. Constable’s Bill; the King’s Content to it. Blair against Sir W. Moncrieff: Judgement. La Roche takes the Oaths. Hursley, Andover, &c. Roads, Bill. Bilston, &c. Roads, Bill. Soar River, Navigation Bill. Bowes Common, Bill. Scothorn Common Bill. Thorpe Marsh, &c Common, Bill. Corby Common, Bill. Sutton, Gadstead, &c. Drainage Bill. Ratcliffe Culey Common, Bill. York shire Woollen Cloth, Bill. For better paving Lon don Streets, Bill. La Roche’s Nat. Bill. Streatham, Waterbeach, &c. Drainage Bill: Persons to be heard, by Counsel, against it. To regulate Apprentices, Bill. Sir Tho. Gooche’s Bill. To redeem Annuities; Bill. Bickar Common, Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 7o Maii.
Tonbridge to Maidstone, &c. Road Bill. Oath of Abjuration, to alter, Bill. Hunter against Stewart & al.: Judgement. Constable’s Bill. Harlestone Common, Bill. Leighton Bromswold Common, Bill. Manisield.&c. Roads, Bill. London. Streets, to widen, Bill. Bewdly and Tutor Brook, Navigation Bill. Neweastle under Lyne, &c. Roads, Bill. Biddenden Common. Bill. Southwalk Streets, Bill. Kettlethorp Common, Bill. Cot ingham Con moa. Bill. Kingsthorpe Common, Bill. Ryton Common, Bill; The King’s Consent to it. Tonbridge to Maidstone, Road Bill: To redeem Annuities, Bill: Andover, Road Bill: Soar River, Navigation Bill: Bilston Road, Bill: Bowes Common, Bill: Seethorn Common, Bill: Thorpe Marsh, &c. Common, Bill: Corby Common, Bill: Sutton, Ganstead, &c. Drainage Bill: Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Nine preceding Bill. Fish and Rabbits, Presentation of, Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 8o Maii.
Spurn Lighthouse, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Facou’s Nat. Bill; and Charleffon’s Nat. Bill. Rydet & al. against Countess Dowager Gower & al.: Judgement. Bewdley and Titton Brook Navigation, Bill. Woollen Cloth, Yorkshire, Bill. For better Paving London Streets, Bill. Newcastle under Line, &c. Roads, Bill. Kettlethorpe Common, Bill. Cottingham Common, Bill. Ratcliffe Culey, Enclosure, Bill. Beverley Church, Bill. Fish and Rabits, Preservation of, Bill. Foreign Wrought Silks to prohibit, Bill. Aston and Wales, Common, Bill. Oath of Abjuration, Bill. Kingsthorpe Enclosure. Bill: King’s Consent signified. Spurn Lighthouse Bill. Tunbridge to Maidstone Road, Bill Kingsthorpe Enclosure, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 9o Maii.
Darley Common, Bill. Balderston Common, Bill. Ellingham Common Bill. La Rules Nat Bill. Southwalk Streets, Bill. Biddenden Road, Bill. Tunbridge to Maidstone Road, Bill. Ryton Enclosure, Bill. Wales and Aston Common, Bill. Spurn Lighthouse, Bill. Oath of Abjuration to alter, Bills Message to H. C. with it. Bewdley to Titton Block Navigation, Bill: Yorkshire Woollen Cloth, Bill. Kettlethorpe Enclosure, Bills. For better paving London Streets, Bill. Cotingham Enclosure, Bill: Kingsthorpe Enclosure, Bill. Beverley Church, Bill: Newcastle under Line, Road, Bill. London Success to widen, Bill. Hallstone Enclosure, Bill. Constable’a Bill: Ratcliffe Culey Enclosure, Bill: Mansfield Road, Bill. Laighton Enclosure, Bill: Messages to H. C that the Lords that agreed to the Fourteen preceding Bills. Preservation of Fish and Rabits, Bill: Message to H. C. Amendments to it. Facon’s Nat. Bill. Message from H. C. to return Bickar Enclosure, Bill. St. Andrew’s Holborn, Poor Bill. Message from H. C. to return Ince’e Estate, Bill. Accompt of Nett Produce of the Plats Duty, to be laid before the House. Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill. To regulate Apprentices, Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Jovis, 1a Mail.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. D. uresm. Comes Northington. Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Landav. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Delamer.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Lovel & Holpd.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Cultivation of Trees, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Beauchamp Proctor and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Cultivation and for the better Preservation of Trees, Roots, Plants, and Shrubs;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Soar River navigable, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making the River Soar navigable, from the River Trent, to or near Loughborough, in the County of Leicester; and for making Navigable Cuts, or Canals, from the said River Soar, to or near The Rushes and The Hermitage Pool at Lougbborough aforesaid;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Swann against Broome, in Error.

Counsel were called in, to be heard, in the Cause upon a Writ of Error brought into this House, in order to reverse a Judgement of the Court of King’s Bench, wherein Thomas Broome is Plaintiff, and Samuel Swann Defendant.

And the Counsel for the Plaintiff having been fully heard:

They were all directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Judges do then attend.

Catites removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for To-morrow be put off to Monday; and that the Cause which lands for Monday be put off to Wednesday next.

Wilden Ferry, Navigation, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from the River Trent, at or near Wilden Ferry in the County of Derby, to the River Mersey, at or near Runcorn Gap.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that Lords have agreed to it.

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

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

Kimberley Common, Bill

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Half-year Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Perhaps of Carlton, Forehoe, and Kimberley, in the County of Norfolk,” 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.”

Pleydell’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 settled Estates of Edmund Morton Pleydell Esquire, in the Counties of York and Lincoln, in Trustees, to be fold; and for laying out the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed

Barnetby 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 several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Lordships or Liberty of Barnetby upon the Wotdds, in the County of Lincoln,”. was committed.

Wareham Road, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham, and in Purbeck, in the County of Dorset,” 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.”

Coal Ships at Newcastle, to regulate, Bill

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the loading of Ships with Coals in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland, “was committed.

High Bridges to Uttoxeter, Road, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from High Bridges in the County of Stafford to Uttoxeter, and from Spath to Hanging Bridge, and from Tewnall’s Lane to Yoxall Bridge, in the said County,” was committed.

Rochdale to Hahsax, &c. Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Eighth and Twenty-seventh Years of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Rochdale in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to the Towns of Halifax and Ealand in the County of York,” was committed.

Sir J. Hynde Cotton to fell Parsons’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Manor, Capital Messuage, and late dissolved Priory, of Ryegate, in the County of Surrey, and also of several Freehold and Copyhold Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Surrey and Sussex, late the Estate of Sarah Parsons Widow, deceased, for raising Money to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same.”

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 it.

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

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

Soar River, Navigation, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making the River Soar navigable, from the River Trent, to or near Loughborough, in the County of Leicester; and for making Navigable Cuts, or Canals, from the said River Soar, to or near The Rushes and The Hermitage Pool at Loughborough aforesaid.”

Bristol Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for widening several Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages, within the City of Bristol, and for opening several new Streets and Passages within the same; and for explaining, amending, and enlarging, the Powers of the several Acts passed for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating, the Streets and other Places within the said City and Liberties thereof.”

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

L. d. President. L. d. Bp. Durham. L. d. Leigh.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Chester. L. Delamer.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Sandys.
D. Bridgewater. L. Hyde.
E Suffolk. L. Grantham.
E. Exeter. L. Vernon.
E. Eglintoune.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Bilston, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from High Bullen in Wednesbury to the further End of Darlaston Lane next the Portway, and from thence, through Bilston, to the further End of Gibbet Lane, and several other Roads leading to and from Bilston, in the County of Stafford.”

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

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

Laighton Bromswold Common Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Laighton Bromswold otherwise Laighton Ecclesia, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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.

Bower Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Grounds or Pastures, and some Parts of a certain Moor or Tract of Waste Land, within the Manor of Bowes, 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 Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Thorpe Marsh, &c Common Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing a Common called Thorpe Marsh, and a Piece of Land called Grumble Hirst, within the Bill. Parish of Barmby upon Dunn, 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 same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Corby Common, Bill.

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

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

London Streets, widening, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London and Liberties thereof, and for opening certain new Streets and Ways within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Cultivation of Trees, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Cultivation and for the better Preservation of Trees, Roots, Plants, and Shrubs.”

E of Breadalbane’s Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to exchange the Lands of Fernan and Lix in the County of Perth, for other Lands belonging to the Right Honourable John Earl of Breadalbane, in Pitkellony, in the said County of Perth.”

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.”

For the Transportation of Felons, and to prevent Muirburn in Scotland, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act to extend an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, An Act for the further preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies; and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons and unlawful Exporters of Wool; and for declaring the Law upon some Points relative to Pirates,” to that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, so far as the said Act relates to the more effectual Transportation of Felons; and for amending and rendering more effectual the Laws for restraining Muirburn, in forbidden Time, in that Part of the United Kingdom.”

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.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, secundum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 2o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Comes Narthington, Cancellinus. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Richmond. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Boston.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Poulett. Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Harleston Common, Bill.

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

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

Ratcliffe Culey Common, Bill.

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

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

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Powis’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Mansion House of the Earl and Counters of Powis, in Albemarle Street, now settled on them and their Issue, in Trustees, to fell 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Broome against Swann, in Error:

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be further heard, in the Cause wherein Thomas Broome is Plaintiff, and Samuel Swann is Defendant.

And the Counsel for the Defendant having been fully heard;

As also One Counsel for the Plaintiff, by Way of Reply:

They were all directed to withdraw.

And it being proposed, “That the Judges may be “directed to deliver their Opinions upon the following Question; videlicet,

“Whether the Recovery is good, or erroneous, the Return-day of the Writ of Summons being on Sunday the 13th of May, on which Day Edward Swann the Younger died ?”

The same was agreed to.

And the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

Whereupon the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, having conferred with the rest of the Judges present, acquainted the House, “That they all agreed in their Opinion, that the Recovery is erroneous.”

Whereupon the following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement affirmed.

“After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error brought into this House the 17th of December 1765, wherein Samuel Swann is Plaintiff, and Thomas Broome is Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of King’s Bench for the said Defendant; and hearing the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present, upon a Question of Law to them proposed; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause: It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement of the Court of King’s Bench be, and the same is hereby, affirmed: And that the Record be remitted, to the End such Proceeding may be had thereupon, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House.

“The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record to be remitted, is as follows:

“On which Day, before the same Court of Parliament at Westminster, come as well the said Thomas Broome as the said Samuel Swann, in their proper Persons; but, because the Court of Parliament aforesaid now here are not yet advised to give their Judgement of and upon the Premises, Day therefore is given, as well to the said Thomas Broome as to the said Samuel Swann, before the said Court of Parliament, until Friday the 2d Day of May next ensuing, wheresoever &c. to hear their Judgement thereon, because the Court of Parliament aforesaid here thereof not yet &c. On which Day, before the same Court of Parliament at Westminster, come as well the said Thomas Broome as the said Samuel Swann, in their proper Persons; whereupon, all and singular the Premises being seen, and by the said Court of Parliament now here more fully understood, and as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, and the Judgement thereupon given in the Court of King’s Bench at Westminster, as the said Causes and Matters above assigned for Error by the said Thomas Broome, being diligently examined and inspected, and mature Deliberation being thereon had, it appears to the Court of Parliament aforesaid now here, that there is not any Error in the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, in giving the Judgement aforesaid, in the Court of King’s Bench at Westminster; and that the said Judgement so given as aforesaid is in no wise vicious or defective: Therefore it is considered by the Court of Parliament aforesaid, that the Judgement aforesaid, given in the said Court of King’s Bench at Westminster, for the reversing the said Judgement given in the said Court of Common Pleas, be in all Things affirmed, and in full Force and Effect, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And thereupon the Record aforesaid, as also the Proceedings aforesaid in the same Court of Parliament in the Premises had, by the same Court of Parliament, to the Court of our said Lord the King, before the King Himself, wheresoever he shall be in England, are remitted &c.”

Bristol Streets Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for widening several Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages, within the City of Bristol, and for opening several “New Streets and Passages within the same; and for explaining, amending, and enlarging, the Powers of several Acts, passed for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating, the Streets and other Places within the said City and Liberties thereof,” 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.”

Pleydell’s Estate, Bill.:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Edmund Morton Pleydell Esquire, in the Counties of York and Lincoln, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Message to H C with it.

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

Hursley, Andover, &c. Roads, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for An repairing and widening the Road from the present Turnpike Road in the Parish of Hursley in the County of Southampton, through the Borough of Andover, to the Town of Newbury in the County of Berks, and from Newbury to Chilton Pond and Newtown River

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

L. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Ely. L. Leigh.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Delam r.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Bathurst.
É. Suffolk. L. Ducie.
E. Exeter. L. Sandys.
E. Peterborow. L. Grantham.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
V. Falmouth.

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.

Soar River, Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making the River Soar navigable, from the River Trent, to or near Loughborough, in the County of Leicester; and for making Navigable Cuts, or Canals, from the said River Soar, to or near The Rushes and The Hermitage Pool at Loughborough aforesaid.”

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.

To redeem Annuities, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One Third Part of the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, in respect of several Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

To regulate Apprentices, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for better regulating Apprentices. and Persons working under Contract,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Woollen Cloth, Yorkshire, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws relating to the Manufacture of Woollen Cloth in the County of York; and also so much of several other Laws as prescribes particular Standards of Width and Length of such Woollen Cloths; and for substituting other Regulations of the Cloth Trade within the West Riding of the said County; for preventing Frauds in certifying the Contents of the Cloth; and for preserving the Credit of the said Manufacture at the Foreign Market;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Corby Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Corby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

London Streets, widening, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, “An Act for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for opening certain new Streets and Ways within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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.

Coal Ships at Newcastle, to regulate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland.”

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

It was Resolved in ‘the Affirmative.

E. of Bread albane’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to exchange the Lands of Fernan and Lix, in the County of Perth, for other Lands belonging to the Right Honourable John Earl of Breadalbane in Pitkellony, in the said County of Perth.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

High Bridges to Uttoxetter Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from High Bridges in the County of Stafford to Uttoxeter; and from Spath to Hanging Bridge, and from Tewnall’s Lane to Yoxall Bridge, in the said County.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wareham Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, altering, cleaning, and keeping in Repair, several Roads, leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham, and in Purbeck, in the County of Dorset.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kimberley Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Half-year Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parishes of Carlton, Foreboe, and Kimberley, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rochdale to Halifax, &c. Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts made in the Eighth and Twenty-seventh Years of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Rochdale, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to the Towns of Halifax and Ealand, in the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

For the Transportation of Felons, and to prevent Muirburn in Scotland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to extend an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, “An Act for the further preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies; and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons and unlawful Exporters of Wool; and for declaring the Law upon some Points relative to Pirates,” to that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, so far as the said Act relates to the more effectual Transportation of Felons; and for amending and rendering more effectual the Laws for restraining Muirburn in forbidden Time, in that Part of the United Kingdom.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Barnetby Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Liberty of Barnetby upon the Woulds, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Harlestone Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Harlestone, in the County of Northampton.”

Message from H. C. to return Lloyd’s Mate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Sale and Disposition of Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Lloyd Esquire, for paying and discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for providing an Equivalent or Compensation for the same to the Issue inheritable under his Marriage Settlement;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Ratcliffe Culey Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship of Radcliffe Culey, in the County of Leicester.”

Pringle against D. of Roxburgh.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be pointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Pringle is Appellant, and John Duke of Roxburgh and others are Respondents:”

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.

Hobson against Meade.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Meade Hobson an Infant, by Samuel Hobson his Father and Guardian, is Appellant, and Samuel Meade 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 against Leshe.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Meredyth Esquire and others are Apellants, and Henry Leslie and others are Respondents:”

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliament turn continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 5o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Landav. Dux Richmond. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Grafton. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Bolton. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Vere.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Camden.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

L. Godolphin takes the Oath’s.

This Day Francis Lord Godolphin took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were Sworn and examined.

Ryton 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 the Open and Common Fields, Common Lands, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Lands or Grounds, in the Hamlet or Township of Ryton, otherwise Ruyton, in the Parish of Bulkington, in the County of Warwick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Steatham Waters ach, &c Dramage, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving Streatham Common, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge; and for empowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act for the effectual Draining and Preservation of Waterbeach Level in the County of Cambridge, and to establish an Agreement made between the Lord of the Manor of Waterbeach cum Denny and the Commoners within the said Manor, to raise a Sum of Money to pay the Debts owing upon the Credit of the said Act;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lookup again it The King: Writ of Error:

Counsel were called in, to be heard, in the Cause upon a Writ of Error brought into this House, in order to reverse a Judgement of the Court of King’s Bench, wherein George Lookup is Plaintiff, and the King Defendant.

And the Counsel on both Sides having been fully heard:

As also One Counsel for the Plaintiff, by Way of Reply.

They were all directed to withdraw.

And it being proposed, “That the Judges may be directed to deliver their Opinions upon the following Question; videlicet,

“Whether the Perjury, being alledged in the Indictment to have been committed in the Time of the late King, and charged to be against the Peace of the now King, is fatal, and renders the Indictment insufficient ?”

The same was agreed to; and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

Whereupon the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, having conferred with the rest of the Judges present, acquainted the House, “That they all agreed “in their Opinion, in the Affirmative.”

Whereupon the following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement reverted.

“After hearing Counsel, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error brought into this House, the 17th of December 1765, wherein George Lookup is Plaintiff, and the King is Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of King’s Bench for the said Defendant; and hearing the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present, upon a Question of Law to them proposed; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause: It is Ordered, and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement of the Court of King’s Bench be, and the same is hereby, reversed.

“The Tenor of which Judgement to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record to be remitted, is as follows:

“On which Day, before the same Court of Parliament at Westminster, come as well the said George Lookup by his Attorney aforesaid, as the said James Burrow Esquire, who prosecuteth as aforesaid; but because the Court of Parliament aforesaid now here are not yet advised to give their Judgement of and upon the Premises, Day therefore is given, as well to the said George Lookup as to the said James Burrow, before the same Court of Parliament, until Monday the Fifth Day of May next ensuing, wheresoever &c. to hear their Judgement thereon, because the Court of Parliament aforesaid here thereof not yet &c. At which Day, before the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, at Westminster aforesaid, come as well the said George Lookup by his Attorney aforesaid, as the said James Burrow, who prosecuteth as aforesaid; whereupon, the said Court of Parliament having seen and perfectly understood all and Angular the Premises, and having diligently examined and inspected the said Record and Process, and the Judgement thereupon given, and the said Causes and Matters above assigned for Error by the said George Lookup, it appears to the said Court, that the said Judgement of the Court of King’s Bench is erroneous, and that in giving the aforesaid Judgement there is manifest Error: Therefore it is considered by the same Court of Parliament, that the Judgement aforesaid be reversed, annulled, and altogether held for nought; and that the said George Lookup be restored to the free Law, and all that he hath loft by Occasion of the Judgement aforesaid: And thereupon the Record aforesaid, as also the Proceedings aforesaid in the same Court of Parliament in the Premises had, by the same Court of Parliament, to the Court of the said Lord the King, before the King Himself, wheresoever &c. are remitted; and that the same Court of Our Lord the King do therein what to Law and Justice shall appertain.”

Chapman against Brown; Writ of Error:

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error; wherein,

Cornelius Chapman is Plaintiff,

and

Margaret Brown Widow and others are Defendants.

Bristol Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for widening several Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages, within the City of Bristol, and for opening several new Streets and Passages within the same; and for explaining, amending, and enlarging, the Powers of the several Acts passed for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating, the Streets and other Places within the said City and Liberties thereof.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

To redeem Annuities, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One Third Part of the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, in respect of several Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures,”

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, Tomorrow.

Bickar Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords, Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Fen, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Bickar, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving 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 were read by the Clerk, as follow:

“Press 3. L. 11. After the first [“the”], insert [“Advice and”].
8. L. 23. After [“unto”], insert [“each of them”].
L. 34. Leave out from the Word [“Hall”] to the Word [“and”] in the 2d Line of the next Press, and instead thereof insert [“Two Acres of the said Fen, or other Commonable Places, as a Compensation for their respective Rights to the Soil of the said Fen, or other Commonable Places, as Lords of the said Manors”].
Pr. 9. L. 4. & 5. Leave out the Words [“and allot unto and for the Lord Paramount in the said Parish of Bickar”].
L. 6. Leave out from the Word [“Fen”] to the Word [“and”], in the 10th Line of the same Press, and instead thereof insert [“in order to be allotted to the said Earl and Sir Gilbert Heathcote, or to One of them, as herein after-mentioned, as and for a Compensation to them (fn. 1) the said Earl and Sir Gilbert Heathcote, for their respective Rights as Lords Paramount, or Lords and Owners of the Soil of the said Fen.”]
Pr. 41. L. 31. After [“Paramount”], insert [“or Lord and Owner of the Soil of the said Fen”].
L. 32 & 33. Leave out [“in Right of his said Manor of Bickar Beaumount”].
L. 55. Leave out from the Word [“Claims”] to the Word [“be”] in Line 37, and instead thereof insert [“the same”].
Pr. 42. L. 30. Leave out from the Word [“Heathcote”] the Word [“shall”], in Line 33.
Pr. 43. L. 8. After [“Paramount”], insert [“or Lord or Owner of the Soil of the said Fen”].
L. to. & 11. Leave out [“let out and”].
L. 15. After [“Paramount”] insert [“or Lord or Owner of the Soil of the said Fen”].
L. I6. Leave out [“a Part of”].
L. 16. & 17. Leave out [“Feb, containing”], and in the same Line leave out from [“Acres”] to [“or”] in Line 21, and instead thereof insert [“herein before directed to be set out, in order to be allotted to them, or One of them, as aforesaid”].
L. 27. Leave out from [“Heathcote“] to [“then”] in Line 29, and instead thereof insert “[“are each of them Lords and Owners of the Soil of the said Fen”].
L. 30. & 31. Leave out [“set out and”].
Pr. 45. L. 4. Leave out from [“aforesaid”] to the Word [“Provided”] in L. 25, and instead thereof, insert Clauses A. and B.
“Clause A. And be it further Enacted, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Attorney-General, Solicitor General, Taylor White, and George Hill or the Survivors or Survivor of them, to order and award such Sum of Money as they, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, shall think reasonable to be paid by either of them, the said Earl or Sir Gilbert Heathcote, to the other of them, as and for such Coils, Charges, and Expenses, as shall have been occasioned by such Reference; which Sum, so ordered and awarded to be paid, shall and may be recovered by Action of Debt, to be brought in any of His Majesty’s Courts of Record at Westminster, with Costs of Suit.

“Clause B. Provided always, and be it further Enacted, That, in case no Award or Determination shall be made by the said Attorney General, Solicitor General, Taylor White, and George Hill, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, pursuant to the Powers and Authorities herein before given to them for that Purpose, on or before the Twenty-fifth Day of December which shall be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven; that then it shall and may be lawful to and for either of them, the said Earl and Sir Gilbert Heathcote, their or either of their Heirs or Assigns, to commence and prosecute, against the other of them, his, Heirs or Assigns, any Suit or Suits at Law or in Equity, for the Determination of the several Matters herein before referred to the said Attorney General, Solicitor General, Taylor White, and George Hill, or the Survivors or Survivor of them; and, in case any such Suit or Suits shall be commenced in any Court or Courts of Equity, such Court or Courts are hereby authorized and required to determine the same; and the Determination of any such Court or Courts, in which any such Suit or Suits shall be commenced and prosecuted as aforesaid, shall be as obligatory upon the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, in respect to the Allotment of the said Eighteen Acres, as the Award or Determination of the said Attorney General, Solicitor General, Taylor White, and George Hill, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, would have been in case the same had been made, pursuant to the Directions of this Act.”

“L. 34. After [“the”] insert [“said”].”

“L. 38. Leave out from the Word [“the”] to the Word [“which”], in Press 46. L. 31. and instead thereof insert [“said respective Claims of the said Earl and the said Sir Gilbert Heathcote shall be transmitted to the said Commissioners, or before the Determination of such Suit or Suits, that then it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, to make their said Award, without waiting for any such Determination; and that they the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, as soon as conveniently may be after the said Determination of the said Attorney General, Solicitor General, Taylor White, and George Hill, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, shall be transmitted to them the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, or after the Determination of such Suit or Suits as aforesaid, shall and may, by an Instrument in Writing, limit, declare, and appoint, the said Eighteen Acres of Land, either to the said Earl and Sir Gilbert Heathcote, in such Manner, Shares, or Proportions, or to One of them alone, as the said Attorney General, Solicitor General, Taylor White, and George Hill, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, shall adjudge and determine the same, or as the same shall have been adjudged, decreed, or determined, in any such Suit or Suits.”]”

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

For better paving London Streets, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening, the City of London and the Liberties thereof, and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned “to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first Time.

Message from H. C. to return Sutthoff’s & al. Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Godhard Sutthoff, John Peter Cornud and Rentra Bentinck;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Cottingham Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, certain Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Cottingham, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Harlestone Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Harlestone, in the County of Northampton.”

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

L. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Chester. L. Leigh.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Delamer.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Bathurst.
D. Bridgewater. L. Ducie.
E. Suffolk. L. Sandys.
E. Westmorland. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Grantham.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
E. Litchfield.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Pomfret.
E. Guilford.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
V. Weymouth.
V. 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.

Mansfield Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Mansfield and Chesterfield Turnpike Road, near the Nine Mile Stone from Mansfield, through Temple Normanton, Tupton New Enclosure, and Birkin Lane, to Bunting Field Nook, in the Parish of Ashover, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ryton Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Lands, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Lands, or Grounds, in the Hamlet or Township of Ryton, otherwise Ruyton, in the Parish of Bulkington, in the County of Warwick.”

Streatham, Waterbeach, &c Dramage, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving Streatham Common, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and for empowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act for the effectual Draining and Preservation of Waterbeach Level, in the County of Cambridge; and to establish an Agreement made between the Lord of the Manor of Waterbeach cum Denny and the Commoners within the said Manor, to raise a Sum of Money to pay the Debts owing upon the Credit of the said Act.”

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, of that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six; and for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, several Acts of Parliament, passed in the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, relating to the railing and training the Militia, within that Part of Great Britain called England,” be read a Second Time on Friday next; and the Lords summoned.

Fifth and, Rabbits, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Preservation of Fish in Fish Ponds and other Waters, and Conies in Warrens; and for preventing the Damage done to Sea Banks within the County of Lincoln by the breeding Conies therein; and for preventing the pitting and watering Flax in running Streams.”

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 6o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Landav. Dux Richmond. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Grafton. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Bristol. March. Rockingham. Ds. Grantham.
Epus. Exon. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Peterburg. Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Kettlethorpe Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain, Open Lands, Meadows, and Free Commons, in the Parish of Kettlethorpe, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bewdly and Titton Brook, Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from the River Severn, between Bewdley and Titton Brook in the County of Worcester, to cross the River Trent at or near Heywood Mill in the County of Stafford, and to communicate with a Canal intended to be made between the said River Trent and the River Mersey;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the first Time.

Messages from H. C. to return the E of Portsmouth’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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 fold; 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir T. Gooche’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Thomas Gooch Baronet, and his Sons Thomas Gooch, William Gooch, and John Gooch, and their Guardians, and the Guardians of their Sons during their Minority, to grant Building Leases of certain Lands in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick; and to grant a Piece of Land, lying in the same Town, for the Purposes of building a Church, and making a Church-yard; and to exchange some Lands there; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with Two Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Southwark Streets, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Joseph Mawbey and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving the Streets and Lanes within the Town and Borough of Southwark, and certain Parts adjacent, in the County of Surrey; and for cleansing, lighting, and watching, the same, and also the Courts, Yards, Alleys, and Passages, adjoining thereto; and for preventing Annoyances therein;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first Time.

Message from H. C. to return the D. of Grafton’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of a Messuage, with the Appurtenances, entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles late Duke of Grafton, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasing another Messuage or Lands, to be settled to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Biddenden Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Biddenden in The Weald of Kent, through the Towns of Smarden and Charing, to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Ashborne to Feversham, at a Place called Bound Gate;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Frame Work Knitting, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Howe and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the fraudulent marking of Frame-work Knitted Pieces and Stockings;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kingsthorpe Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Lordship of Kingsthorpe, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the first Time.

Message from H. C. to return Nedham’s Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Codrington and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “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 fold, for the Payment of the Debts, Legacies, and other Encumbrances, affecting such Estates; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Newcastle under Lyne, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Bottom of Church Lane in the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the “County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Woor to Chester near the Town of Nantwich in the County of Chester; and from Chesterton, through Audley and Balterley, to Ghorsly Hill;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first Time.

Oath of Abjuration, to alter, Bill.

The Lord President presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering the Oath of Abjuration and the Assurance.”

The said Bill was read the first Time.

Mr. Constable’s Bill; the King’s Content to it.

The Duke of Grafton acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to establish a Proposal made by William Constable Esquire to the Governors of the Charity for the Relief of the poor Widows and Children of Clergymen, in relation to a Piece or Parcel of Land called Cherry Cobb Sand, in 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.”

Blair against Sir W. Moncrieff:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Blair and others, Creditors of the deceased Sir Thomas Moncrief of Moncrief; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 29th of July, and 30th of November, 1758; of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 3d of July, and 8th of December, 1759; of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, of the 5th of August 1760, and 21st of January 1761; and also of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords of Session, of the 16th of December 1761, and 23d of February 1762; and praying, “That the same might be reversed; or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem just:” As also upon the Answer of Sir William Moncrief put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

La Roche takes the Oaths.

Peter de la Roche took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization:

Hursley, Andover, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled. “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the present Turnpike Road in the Parish of Hursley in the County of Southampton, through the Borough of Andover, to the Town of Newbury in the County of Berks; and from Newbury to Chilton Pond and Newtown River;” 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.”

Bilston, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committee’s to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from High Bullen in Wednesbury, to the further End of Darlaston Lane next the Portway; and from thence, through Bilston, to the further End of Gibbett Lane; and several other Roads leading to and from Bilston in the County of Stafford” was committed.

Soar River, Navigation Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making the River Soar navigable, from the River Trent, to or near Loughborough in the County of Leicester; and for making Navigable Cuts, or Canals, from the said River Soar, to or near The Rushes and The Hermitage Pool at Lougbborough aforesaid,” was committed.

Bowes Common, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Grounds, or Pastures, and some Parts of a certain Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, within the Manor of Bowes, in 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.”

Scothorn Common Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pasture, and Waste Grounds, in the Parishes of Scothorn and Sudbroke, in the County of Lincoln;” was committed.

Thorpe Marsh, &c Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the pill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing a Common called Thorpe Marsh: and a Piece of Land called Gamble Hirst, within the Parish of Barmby upon Dunn, in the County of York” was committed.

Corby 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 several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Corby, in the County of Lincoln” was committed.

Sutton, Gadstead, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to render more effectual an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for draining, preserving, and improving, the Low Grounds and Carrs lying and being in the Parishes, Townships, Hamlets, Lordships, Precincts, and Territories, of Sutton Ganstead, Swine Benningholme, Benningholme Grange, and Fairholme, North Skir laugh, Rowton, Arnold, Long Riston, Leven, Heigholme, and Hallytree Holme, Brandes Burton, and Burshall, Eske, Ticton, Weel, Routh, Meaux, and Wagen otherwise Wawn, in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Ratcliffe Culey Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship of Ratcliffe Culey, in the County of Leicester

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

Ld. President. Ld. Bp. London. L. Botetourt.
D. . Richmond. L. B. Durham. L. Leigh.
D. Grafton. L. B. Chester. L. Delamer.
E. Sandwich. L. B. Lundoff. L. Ducie.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Sandys.
E. Litchfield. L. Hyde.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Grantham.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
E. Hardwicke.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Dudley & Word.

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

York shire Woollen Cloth, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for repealing several Laws relating to the Manufacture of Woollen Cloth in the County of York; and also so much of several other Laws as prescribes particular Standards of Width and Length of such Woollen Cloths; and for substituting other Regulations of the Cloth Trade within the West Riding of the said County; for preventing Frauds certifying the Contents of the Cloth; and for preserving the Credit of the said Manufacture at the Foreign Market.”

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.

For better paving Lon don Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening, the City of London, and the Liberties thereof; and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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.

La Roche’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter de la .”

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.

Streatham, Waterbeach, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,” An Act for draining and preserving Streatham Common, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge; and for empowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act. for the effectual Draining and Preservation of Waterbeack Level, in the County of Cambridge; and to establish an Agreement, made between the Lord of the Manor of Waterbeach cum Denny and the Commoners within the said Manor, to raise a Sum of Money, to pay the Debts owing upon the Credit of the said Act.”

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

Persons to be heard, by Counsel, against it.

Upon reading the Petition of several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others having Right of Common in Waterbeach Level, in the County of Cambridge; praying to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against such Parts of the last-mentioned Bill, by which their Interests are or may be affected:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands referred; with Liberty for the Petitioners’ to be heard, by them selves or Counsel, against the said Bill; as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the lame Time, if they think fit.

To regulate Apprentices, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for better regulating Apprentices, and Persons working under Contrast.”

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 Friday next.

Sir Tho. Gooche’s Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Thomas Gooch Baronet, and his Sons Thomas Gooch, William Gooch, and John Gooch, and their Guardians, and the Guardians of their Sons during their Minority, to grant Building Leases of certain Lands in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick; and to grant a Piece of Land, lying in the same Town, for the Purposes of building a Church, and making a Church-yard and to exchange some Lands there.”

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

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

To redeem Annuities; Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One Third Part of the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, in respect of several Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures.”

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.”

Bickar Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Fen, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Bickar, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the same.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, septimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroraæ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 7o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath & Wells. Comes Nortington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Lith. & Cov. Ds. Lergh.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Delomer.
Epus. Landav. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Ducse.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Richmond. Ds. Sunday.
Epus. Exon. Dux Grafton. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Manifield.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Boston.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Camden.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

Tonbridge to Maidstone, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing and widening’ the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone;” and from Watt’s Croft to Cowden, in the County of Kent, so far as the same relates to the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oath of Abjuration, to alter, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering the Oath of Abjuration, and the Assurance.”

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

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

Hunter against Stewart & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Robert Hunter of London, Merchant; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 23d of November 1763, and 6th of July 1764; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem meet:” As also upon the Answer of Captain Keith Stewart, David Loch, Alexander Ogilvie, and the Procurators, Agent, and Attorney, who appeared in this Matter before the Lords of Session in the Name or on the Behalf of the King of Denmark, or of Count Bothmar as his Ambassador, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Constable’s Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to establish a Proposal, made by William Constable Esquire to the Governors of the Charity for the Relief of the poor Widows and Children of Clergymen, in relation to a Piece or Parcel of Land called Cherry Cobb Sand, in 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.”

Harlestone 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 Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Harlestone, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Leighton Bromswold 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 Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands and. Grounds, in the Parish of Laighton Bromswold otherwise Laighton Ecclesia, in the County of Huntingdon,” was committed.

Manisield.&c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords: Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Mansfield and Chesterfield Turnpike Road, near the Nine Mile Stone from Mansfield, through Temple Normanton, Tupton New Enclosure, and Birkin Lane, to Bunting Field Nook, in the Parish of Ashover, in the County of Derby” 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.”

London. Streets, to widen, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for opening certain new Streets and Ways within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Bewdly and Tutor Brook, Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from the River Severn, between Bewdley and Titton Brook in the County of Worcester, to cross the River Trent, at or near Heywood Mill in the County of Stafford, and to communicate with a Canal intended to be made between the said River Trent and the River Mersey.”

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
D. Grafton. L. B. Landaff. L. Leigh.
D. Manchester. L. Delamer.
E. Suffolk. L. B. Lincoln. L. Ducie.
E. Shaftesbury. L. B. Carlisle. L. Sunday.
E. Holdernesse. L. B. Exeter. L. Hyde.
E. Poulet. L. Mansfield.
E. Morton. L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Hardwicke.

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

Neweastle under Lyne, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Bottom of Church Lane in the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Woor to Chester near the Town of Nantwich in the County of Chester, and from Chesterton, through Audley and Balterly, to (fn. 2) Ghorsly Hill.”

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.

Biddenden Common. Bill.

Hedie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Biddenden in The Weald of Kent, through the Towns of Smarden and Charing, to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Ashford to Feversham, at a Place called Bound Gale

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.

Southwalk Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving the Streets and Lanes within the Town and Borough of Southwark, and certain Parts adjacent, in the County of Surrey, and for cleansing, lighting, and watching the same, and also the Courts, Yards, Alleys, and Passages, adjoining thereto; and for preventing Annoyances therein.”

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.

Kettlethorp Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands, Meadows, and Free Commons, in the Parish of Kettlethorpe, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Cot ingham Con moa. Bill.

Hodie 2 a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, certain Lands, Grounds, and Common Failures, in the Parish of Cottingham, in the East 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Kingsthorpe Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Lordship of Kingsthorp, in the County of Northampton.”

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

Ryton Common, Bill; The King’s Consent to it.

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 Open and Common Fields, Common Lands, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath and Waste Lands or Grounds, in the Hamlet or Township of Ryton, other wife Ruyton, in the Parish of Bulkington, in the County of; Warwick,” 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 a Second Time.

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.

Tonbridge to Maidstone, Road Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing and widening the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone, and from Watt’s Crose to Cowden, in the County of Kent, so far as the same relates to the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone

To redeem Annuities, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One Third Part of the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, in respect of certain Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Andover, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the present Turnpike Road in the Parish of Hursley in the County of Southampton, through the Borough of Andover, to the Town of Newbury in the County of Berks; and from Newbury to Chilton Pond and Newtown River.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Soar River, Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making the River Soar navigable, from the River Trent y to or near Loughborough in the County of Leicester: and for making Navigable Cuts, or Canals, from the said River Soar to or near The Rushes and the Hermitage Pool at Loughborough aforesaid.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bilston Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from High Bullen *in Wednesbury, to the further End of Datlasion Lane next the Portway; and from thence, through Bilston, to the further End of Gibbet Lane; and several other Roads leading to and from Bilston, in the County of Stafford.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bowes Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Grounds or Pastures, and some Parts of a certain Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, within the Manor of Bowes, in the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Seethorn Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pasture, and Waste Grounds, in the Parishes of Scothorn and Sudbrooke, in the County of Lincoln

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Thorpe Marsh, &c. Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing a Common called Thorpe Marst, and a Piece of Land called Grumble Hirst, within the Parishes of Barmby upon Dunn, in the County of York

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Corby Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Corby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sutton, Ganstead, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to render more effectual an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for draining, preserving, and improving, the Low Grounds and Carrs, lying and being in the Parishes, Townships, Hamlets, Lordships, Precincts, and Territories, of Sutton Ganstead, Swine Benningholme, Benningholme Gratige, and Fair holme, North Skirlaugh, Rowton, Arnold, Long Riston, Leven, Hetgholme, and Hallytree Holme, Brandes Burton, and Burstall, Eske, Tickton, Weel, Routh, Meaux, and Waghen otherwise Wawn, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County 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 Nine preceding Bill.

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lane and Mr. Holford:

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

Fish and Rabbits, Presentation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Preservation of Fish in Fish Ponds and other Waters, and Conies in Warrens; and for preventing the Damage done to Sea Banks within the County of Lincoln, by the breeding Conies therein;” and for preventing the Pitting and Watering Flax in Running Streams.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee,” That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments 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 præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

20o Decembris 1766, hitherto examined by us.

Atholl.

Marchmont.

Delamer.

Boston.

Die Jovis, 8o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales pnæsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Nathington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Exon. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Sunday.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Gower. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Guilford. Ds. Camden.
Comes Hardwicke. Ds. Digby.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Wrymouth.

PRAYERS.

Spurn Lighthouse, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for taking down and removing certain Light-houses now standing near the Spurn Point at the Mouth of the Humber; and for erecting other fit and convenient Light-houses instead thereof;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Facou’s Nat. Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Facon;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

and Charleffon’s Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Laurence Charleston;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Rydet & al. against Countess Dowager Gower & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon 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; and which Report was, by Order 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 Queensberry and Dover, the most Noble Catherine Duchess of Queensberry 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 might be reversed; or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet:“As also upon the Answer of the Right Honourable Mary Countess Dowager Gower, the Honourable John Leveson Gower Esquire, Sir Mathew Lambe Baronet, Timothy King Gentleman, Michael Mayo, William Higginson, the most Noble Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, and Catherine Dutchess of Queensberry and Dover his Wife, the Honourable Baptist Leveson Gower, the Right Honourable Granville Leveson Earl Gower, the Honourable George Leveson Gower, commonly called Lord Viscount Trentham, an Infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years, by the Right Honourable John Lord Carysfort of the Kingdom of Ireland his Guardian, the Right Honourable John Earl Waldegrave and Elizabeth Countess Waldegrave his Wife (in the Petition and Appeal called John Waldegrave Esquire and Lady Elizabeth his Wife), put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Order of the Court of Chancery therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Bewdley and Titton Brook Navigation, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from the River Severn, between Bewdley and Titton Brook in the County of Worcester, to cross the River Trent at or near Heywood Mill in the County of Stafford, and to communicate with a Canal intended to be made between the said River Trent and the River Mersey, 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.”

Woollen Cloth, Yorkshire, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for repealing several Laws relating to the Manufacture of Woollen Cloth in the County of York; and also so much of several other Laws as prescribes particular Standards of Width and Length of such Woollen Cloths; and for substituting other Regulations of the Cloth Trade within the West Riding of the said County; for preventing Frauds in certifying the Contents of the Cloth; and for preserving the Credit of the said Manufacture at the Foreign Market,” was committed.

For better Paving London Streets, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening, the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned, was committed.

Newcastle under Line, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Bottom of Church Lane in the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford to the Turnpike Road leading from Woor to Chester near the Town of Nantwich in the County of Chester, and from Chesterton, through Audley and Balterly, to Ghorsly Hill,” was committed.

Kettlethorpe Common, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands, Meadows, and Free Commons, in the Parish of Kettlethorpe, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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.”

Cottingham Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, certain Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Cottingham, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Ratcliffe Culey, Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled,” An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship of Ratcliffe Culey, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Beverley Church, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled,” An Act for vesting certain Estates in the County of Lincoln in Trustees; and to enable them to appropriate the Rents and Profits thereof, and also certain Sums of Money (subject to the Trusts declared by the Will of Sir Michael Wharton Knight, deceased), for the Augmentation of the Revenues of the Curacies of the late Collegiate Church of Saint John in Beverley in the County of York; and for erecting an Organ in the said Church; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Fish and Rabits, Preservation of, Bill.

The Lord Delamer (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled,” An Act to explain and amend an Act for the more effectual Preservation of Fish in Fish Ponds and other Waters, and Conies in Warrens; and for preventing the Damage done to Sea Banks within the County of Lincoln, by the breeding Conies therein; and for preventing the Pitting and Watering of Flax in Running Streams.”

The same were read by the Clerk, as follow;

“ Pr. I. L. 25. After the Word [“Prosecutions” ], insert [“for angling in any River or Stream only” ].

“L. ult. Leave out from the Word [“Six”], to the End of the Clause; and instead thereof insert, [“Nothing in the said Act shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any Person or Persons angling in the said Rivers or Streams only” ].

“At the End of the Title of the Bill insert [“so far as the same extends to Persons angling only” ].

Then the First Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to.

The Second Amendment also read; and agreed to.

The Third and last Amendment read a Second Time, and disagreed to.

Foreign Wrought Silks to prohibit, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House bf Commons, by Sir William Beauchamp Proctor and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prohibit the Importation of Foreign Wrought Silks and Velvets for a limited Time; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the Silk Manufacture;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Aston and Wales, Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Commons, or Waste Grounds, situate, lying, and being, within the Manors of Aston and Wales, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Oath of Abjuration, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act: for altering the Oath of Abjuration, and the Assurance.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Kingsthorpe Enclosure. Bill: King’s Consent signified.

The Marquis of Rockingham acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Lordship of Kingsthorpe, 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.”

Spurn Lighthouse Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for taking down and removing certain Lighthouses now Handing near the Spurn Point at the Mouth of The Humber; and for erecting other fit and convenient Lighthouses instead thereof.”

Tunbridge to Maidstone Road, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing and widening the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone, and from Watt’s Cross to Cowden in the County of Kent, so far as the same relates to the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone.”

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Chamberlain. Ld. B. Litch. & Cov. Ld. Botetourt.
D. Manchester. L. B. Cestrien. L. Leigh.
E. Suffolk. L. B. Landaff. L. Masham.
E. Litchfield. L. B. Exeter. L. Ducie.
E. Eglintoun. L. Sunday.
E. Abercorn. L. Grantham.
E. Braedalbane. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Guilford.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Weymouth.

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

Kingsthorpe Enclosure, Bill.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 9o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentee fuerunt:

Dux York.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Narthington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bangar. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Landav. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Berkeley Sir.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Richmond. Ds. Delamer.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Masham.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Bathurst.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Romney.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Monson.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Poulet. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Hyde.
Comes March. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Lytlelton.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Dartmouth. Ds. Boston.
Comes Halifax. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Harrington. Ds. Camden.
Comes Temple. Ds. Digby.
Comes. Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Darley Common, 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 a certain Common Parcel of Waste Ground, or Moor, situate in the Liberty of Darley, in the County of Derby, called Darley Common;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Balderston Common, 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 Fields, Meadow, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Balderton, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ellingham Common Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Little Ellingham, in the County of Norfolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

La Rules Nat Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter de la Roche,” 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.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Southwalk Streets, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Louis Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving the Streets and Lanes within the Town and Borough of Southwark, and certain Parts adjacent in the County of Surrey; and for cleansing, lighting, and watching, the same, and also the Courts, Yards, Alleys, and Passages adjoining there to; and for preventing Annoyances therein,” was committed.

Biddenden Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Biddenden in The Weald of Kent, through the Towns of Smarden and Charing, to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Ashford to Feversham, at a Place called Bound Gate” was committed.

Tunbridge to Maidstone Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing and widening the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone, and from Watt’s Cross to Cowden, in the County of Kent, so far as the same relates to the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone” was committed.

Ryton Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Lands, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Lands or Grounds, in the Hamlet or Township of Ryton, otherwise Ruyton, in the Parish of Bulkington, 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.”

Wales and Aston Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,” An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Commons, or Waste Grounds, situate, lying, and being, within the Manors of Aston and Wales, in the County York.”

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Abergavenny.
D. Manchester. L. B. Chichester. L. Botetourt.
D. Suffolk. L. b. Landaff. L. Delamer.
D. Shaftesbury. L. B. Lincoln. L. Masham.
E. Litchfield. L. Romney.
E. Poulet. L. Ducie.
E. Breadalbane. L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Halifax.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.

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.

Spurn Lighthouse, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for taking down and removing certain Light-houses now standing near The Spurn Point, at the Mouth of The Humber; and for erecting other fit and convenient Light-houses instead thereof.”

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.

Oath of Abjuration to alter, Bills

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering the Oath of Abjuration, and the Assurance.”

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. Browning and Mr. Greaves:

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

Bewdley to Titton Block Navigation, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act; for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut, or Canal,: from the River Severn between Bewdley and Titton Brook in the County of Worcester, to cross the River Trent at or near Heywood Mil in the County of Stafford, and to communicate with a Canal intended to be made between the said River Trent and the River Mersey.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Yorkshire Woollen Cloth, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, ” An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws relating to the Manufacture of Woollen Cloth in the County of York; and also so much of several other Laws as prescribes particular Standards of Width and Length of such Woollen Cloths; and for substituting other Regulations of the Cloth Trade within the West Riding of the said County; for preventing Frauds in certifying the Contents of the Cloth; and for preserving the Credit of the said Manufacture at the Foreign Market.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kettlethorpe Enclosure, Bills.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands, Meadows, and Free Commons, in the Parish of Kettlethorpe, in the County of Lincoln

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

For better paving London Streets, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening, the City pf London, and the Liberties thereof; and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cotingham Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, certain Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Cottingham, in the East Riding of the County of York

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingsthorpe Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Lordship of Kingsthorpe, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Beverley Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates in the County of Lincoln in Trustees; and to enable them to appropriate the Rents and Profits thereof, and also certain Sums of Money (subject to the Trusts declared by the Will of Sir Michael Wharton Knight, deceased) for the Augmentation of the Revenues of the Curacies of the late Collegiate Church of Saint John in Beverley in the County of York; and for erecting an Organ in the. said Church; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Newcastle under Line, Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Bottom of Church Lane in the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Woor to Cheiter near the Town of Nantwich in the County of Chefier; and from Chesterton, through Audlcy and Balterly, to Ghorsly Hill

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

London Success to widen, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,” An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, “An Act for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for opening certain new Streets and Ways within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hallstone Enclosure, Bill.

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Constable’a Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to establish a Proposal made by William Constable Esquire to the Governors of the Charity for the Relief of the poor Widows and Children of Clergymen, in relation to a Piece or Parcel of Land called Cherry Cobb Sand, in the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ratcliffe Culey Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3as vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship of Radcliffe Culey, in the County of Leicester.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Mansfield Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Mansfield and Chesterfield Turnpike Road near the Nine Mile Stone from Mansfield, through Temple Normanton, Tupton new Enclosure, and Birkin Lane, to Bunting Field Nook in the Parish of Ashover in the County of Derby.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Laighton Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Laighton Bromswold, otherwise Laighton Ecclesia, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C that the Lords that agreed to the Fourteen preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally 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.

Preservation of Fish and Rabits, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Preservation of Fish in Fish Ponds and other Waters, and Conies in Warrens; and for preventing the Damage done to Sea Banks in the County of Lincoln, by the breeding Conies therein;” and for preventing the pitting and watering Flax in Running Streams.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. Amendments to it.

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

To return the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Concurrence.

Facon’s Nat. Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Facon.”

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, to acquaint them therewith.

Message from H. C. to return Bickar Enclosure, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Fen, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Bickar, in the County of Lincoln, and for draining and improving the same;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

St. Andrew’s Holborn, Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating and employing the Poor, and for cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holbourn which lies above the Bars in the County of Middlesex, and the Parish of Saint George the Martyr in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Ince’e Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Bedford, Northampton, Leicester, and Essex, and in the City of London, late the Estate of Piggott Ince Esquire, deceased, and Mary late the Wife, and now the Widow, of the said Piggott Ince, in Trustees, to be sold and disposed of, in Pursuance of certain Agreements, and for discharging Debts and Encumbrances, and other the Purposes therein mentioned; and for applying and placing out the Surplus of the Purchase-money upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes, therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Accompt of Nett Produce of the Plats Duty, to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do forthwith lay before this House an Accompt of the Nett Produce, paid into the Receipt of His Majesty’s Exchequer of the Revenue granted by virtue of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties payable by all Persons and Bodies Politick or Corporate having certain Quantities of Silver Plate;” distinguishing each Year, from the Time of the said Act taking Place.

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six; and for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, several Acts of Parliament, passed in the Second, Fourth, and Fifth, Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Proposed, “To commit the Bill.”

Which being objected to:

After short Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

To regulate Apprentices, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating Apprentices, and Persons working under Contract.”

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.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum else usque ad et in diem Lunæ, duodecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. for the, vide Journals of H. C. Vol. xxx p. 805.2
2 Origin Ghosly; Vide P. 380. b.
3 Origin. to, it has been in in all the former Readings.