House of Lords Journal Volume 31
May 1766, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: May 1766, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 392-399. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113261 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Die Lunæ 12o Maii.
Messages from H. C. to return Sir J. H. Cotion’s Bill to fell Parsons’ Estate; and E. Ferrers’s Estate, Bill. Dartford Road, Bill. Adderbury Enclosure, Bill. Angell’s Pet. to be heard against the Spurn Light-house Bill, rejected. Ellingham Enclosure, Bill. Balderton, Enclosure, Bill. St. Andrews Holbourn, Poor Bill. La Roche’s Nat. Bill. Message to H. C with it Southwark Streets, Bill: To regulate Apprentices, Bill: Tunbridge to Maidstone, Road, Bill: Bidderdon Road, Bill: Ry on Common, Bill: Messages to H. C. have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Foreign Wrought Silks to prohibit, Bill. Frame Work knitting, Bill. River Chelmer Navigation, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 13o Maii.
E. of Holdernesse takes the Oaths. Window Lights, Bill. Lottery Bill. Duties on Wines, &c. Bill. Messages from H. C. return the Bill for Button to take the Name of Phillipson. Spurn Light-House, Bill. Aston and Wales. Common, Bill. Cultivation, &c. of lices, Bill. Streatham, Waterbeach, &c. Drainage, Bill. Window Lights, Bill. Balderton Common, Bill; The King’s Consent to it signified. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill: Spurn Light-House, Bill. Aston and Wales Common, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Darley Common, Bill. Adderbury Common, Bill. River Chelmer Navigation Bill. Foreign Wrought Silks, to prohibit, Bill. Frame-work Knitting, Bill. Dartford Road, Bill. Foreign Wrought Silks, to prohibit, Bill: Frame-work Knitting, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Plate Duty Accounts, delivered. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 14o Maii.
The King present: Bills passed: Adjourn.

Die Lunæ 12o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Norvicen. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Richmond. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Scarborough. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Pomfret.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return Sir J. H. Cotion’s Bill to fell Parsons’ Estate;

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

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

and E. Ferrers’s Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees the settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers, in the County of Derby, to be sold, for satisfying the Encumbrances and Portions affecting the same, and the rest of his settled Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Dartford Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Dartford, in the County of Kent;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adderbury Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands in the Parish of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Angell’s Pet. to be heard against the Spurn Light-house Bill, rejected.

A Petition of John Angell of Stockwell in the County Surrey Esquire; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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,” was presented, and read; praying to be heard, by Counsel, against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect the Petitioner’s Interest.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Ellingham Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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. Bolton. L. Leigh.
E. Westmorland. L. B. Norwich. L. Delamer.
E. Sandwich. L. B. Landaff. L. Ducie.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn. L. Lyttelton.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Tankerville.
E. Pomfret.

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.

Balderton, Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

St. Andrews Holbourn, Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter de la Roche.”

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. Edwards and Mr. Lane:

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

Southwark Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To regulate Apprentices, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for better regulating Apprentices and Persons working under Contract.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tunbridge to Maidstone, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bidderdon Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Gate.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ry on Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were 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.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon 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,”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Foreign Wrought Silks to prohibit, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

Frame Work knitting, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent the fraudulent Marking of Frame-work Bill. Knitted Pieces and Stockings.”

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.

River Chelmer Navigation, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making the River Chelmer navigable from the Port of Maldon to the Town of Chelmsford, in the County of Essex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 13o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Exon. Dux Richmond. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Leeds. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Sandys.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Scarborough. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Digby.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

E. of Holdernesse takes the Oaths.

This Day Robert Earl of Holdernesse 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.

Window Lights, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing the several Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lottery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising the Sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the Sinking Fund;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Duties on Wines, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining and amending such Part of an Act, made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to certain Duties on Wines imported; for the more easy collecting and effectually securing the Stamp Duties for Copies of Court Rolls; for Relief of Persons who have omitted to insert in Indentures, or other Writings, the full Sum agreed to be paid with Clerks, Apprentices, and other Servants; for amending such Parts of Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, as relates to certain East India Goods and Bugles exported to Africa; for permitting a certain Quantity of Wheat, Barley, Oats, Meal, and Flour, to be exported from Great Britain to the Isle of Man, for the Use of the Inhabitants there; for allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Coals, free from the Payment of the Duty granted by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney; and for obviating certain Doubts with respect to the Importation of Oats and Oatmeal under the Authority of an Act made in this present Session of Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last-mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. return the Bill for Button to take the Name of Phillipson.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Richard Burton Esquire and his Issue to bear and use the Surname and Arms of Phillipson, pursuant to the Will of John Phillipson Esquire, deceased;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Spurn Light-House, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” 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.”

Aston and Wales. Common, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” 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.”

Cultivation, &c. of lices, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Cultivation; and for the better Preservation, of Trees, Roots, Plants, and Shrubs.”

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 Tuesday Sevennight.

Streatham, Waterbeach, &c. Drainage, Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords Who have been present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the 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,” stands referred, be added thereto.

Window Lights, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing the several Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights.”

Then it was moved, “That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow Fortnight; and the Lords summoned.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the; Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time Tomorrow Fortnight; and the Lords summoned.

Balderton Common, Bill; The King’s Consent to it 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 Fields, Meadow, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Balderton, in the County of Nottingham,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Spurn Light-House, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Aston and Wales Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Darley Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, Parcel Waste Ground, or Moor, situate in the Liberty of Darley, in the County of Derby, called Darley Common.”

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond. Ld. Bp. Ely. Ld. Leigh.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Delamer.
D. Leeds.
L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Ducie.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich. L. Lyttelton.
E. Litchfield. L. Grantham.
E. Coventry.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Gower.
E. Guilford.
E. Spencer.
V. Say & Sele.

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.

Adderbury Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford.”

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

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

River Chelmer Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making the River Chelmer navigable, from the Port of Maldon to the Town of Chelmsford, in the County of Essex.”

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.

Foreign Wrought Silks, to prohibit, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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.”

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.”

Frame-work Knitting, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the fraudulent Marking of Frame-work Knitted Pieces and Stockings.”

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.”

Dartford Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Dartford, in the County of Kent.”

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

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

Foreign Wrought Silks, to prohibit, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Frame-work Knitting, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent the fraudulent Marking of Frame-work Knitted Pieces and Stockings.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Plate Duty Accounts, delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Paton, from the Excise-office, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar (pursuant to an Order of this House, on Friday last),

“An Account 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 29th 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 and Corporate having certain Quantities of Silver Plate;” distinguishing each Year, from the Time of the said Act taking Place.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 14o Maii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux York.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Botstourt.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Bolton. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Exon. Dux Rutland. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Boston.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Ds. Vernon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, the Lords being in their Robes, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “It is His Majesty’s Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House.”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Speech in relation to the Money Bill to be passed, delivered it to the Clerk, who brought it to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows; (videlicet);

Bills passed:

“1. 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 this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet),

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le vault.

“2. 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.”

“3. 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.”

“4. An Act to prevent the fraudulent Marking of Frame-work Knitted Pieces and Stockings.”

“5. “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.”

“6. An Act for taking down and removing certain Light-houses now standing near The Spurn Point, at the Mouth of The Hutnber; and for erecting other fit and convenient Light-houses instead thereof.”

“7. An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland.”

“8. 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.”

“9. An Act for better regulating Apprentices, and Persons working under Contract.”

“10. 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.”

“11. An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening, the City of London and the Liberties thereof; and for preventing Obstructions Annoyances within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“12. 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.”

“13. 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.”

“14. 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.”

“15. 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.”

“16. 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.”

“17. 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.”

“18. 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.”

“19. 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.”

“20. 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

“21. 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.”

“22. 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.”

“23. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Mansfield Chesterfield Turnpike Road near the Nine Mile Stone from Mansfield, through Temple Normanton, Tupton New Enclosure, and Birkin Lanc, to Bunting Field Nook, in the Parish of Ashover, in the County of Derby.”

“24. 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.”

“25. 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.”

“26. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Bottom of Church Lane in the Town of Newcastle under Lane 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 Alderley and Balterly to Ghorsly Hill.”

To there Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet,)
Le Roy le vault.

“27. 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 sold; and for purchasing another Messuage or Lands, to be settled to the like Uses.”

“28. An Act for vesting the Mansion-house of the Earl and Countess of Powis, in Albemarle Street, now settled on them and their Issue, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

“29. 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 lare Earl of Portsmouth, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Manors, Rectories, Lands, Tithes, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses limited by the said Will.”

“30. An Act for vesting in Trustees the settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers, in the County of Derby, to be sold, for satisfying the Encumbrances and Portions affecting the same and the rest of his settled Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“31. An Act to enable Sir Thomas Coach Baronet, and his Sons Thomas Gooch, William Gooch, and their 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 Werwick; and to grant a Piece of Land, lying in the same Town, for the Purposes of building Church and making a Church-yard; and to exchange some Lands there.”

“32. 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.”

“33. 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.”

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

“35. 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.”

“36. 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.”

“37. 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.”

“38. 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.”

“39. An Act for dividing and enclosing 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.”

“40. 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.”

“41. 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.”

“42. An Act for enclosing and dividing a Common, called Thorpe Marsh, and a Piece of Land called Grumble Hirst, within the Parish of Barmby upon Dunn, in the County of York.”

“43. 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.”

“44, 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 Skirlaugh, Rowtont Arnold, Long Riston, Leven Heigholme, and Hallytree Holme, Brandes Burton, and Burshall, Eske, Tickton, Weel, Routh, Meaux, and Waghen otherwise Wawn, in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“45. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Harleston, in the County of Northampton.”

“46. 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.”

“47. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands, Meadows, and Free Commons, in the Parish of Kettlethorpe, in the County of Lincoln.”

“48. 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.”

“49. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship of Ratcliffe Culey, in the County of Leicester.”

“50. 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.”

“51. 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.”

“52. 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.”

“53. 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.”

“54. An Act to enable Richard Burton Esquire and his Issue to bear and use the Surname and Arms of Phillipson, pursuant to the Will of John Phillipson Esquire, deceased.”

“55. An Act for naturalizing Godhard Sutthoff, John Peter Cornud, Renira Bentinck, Aymerc Mavit, Justus Blackenhagen, Francis Menet, and John Abraham Haldimand.”

“56. An Act for naturalizing Laurence Charleston.”

“57. An Act for naturalizing Peter Facon and John James Tourneisen.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words (videlicet,)
“Soit fait comme il est desiré.

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire:

And the Commons withdrew.

Adjourn.

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