House of Lords Journal Volume 31
March 1767, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: March 1767, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 513-532. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113273 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 11o Martii.
Message to H. C. for Mr. Barrow to attend Committee on Mr. Willoughby’s Clarm of Peerage. Hedon Road Bill. Kingston upon Hull Road, Bill. Attleborough &c. Road’s Bill. Whitgift Common, Bill. Montagu against Bearhe al. Causes removed. D. of Bolton’s Privilege, Consideration put off. Commons give Leave to Mr. Barrow to attend the Committee of Privileges. Vernon & al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Ruddington Common, Bill. The King’s Answer to Address about printing the Journals &c. Rotherhith Church, Bill. Session Enclosure, Bill. Spernal Ash to Birmingham, Road, Bill. Tunbridge Well, Road Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 12o Martii.
D. of Montagu & al. against L. Beaulieu & al.; & è contra. Hedon Road, Bill. Cosgrave Common; Bill: Kingston upon Hull, Road, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the preceding Bills. Rose & al. against Sir J. Gordon: Davidson against Sir J. Gordon: Fraser against Sir J. Gordon: Johnson against Sir J. Gordon. E. and Counters of Strathmore to take the Name of Bowes, Bill. Queenborough Poo, Bill. Olney Common, Bill. South Burton Common, Bill. Nan Monckton Common, Bill. Mrs. Cogan, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Wixford Common, Bill. Lenton and Alsieton Common, Bill. Copies of Letters from His Majesty’s Governors in America land before the House. Heskeeth’s Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 13o Martii.
Message to H. C. for Mr. Burrell to attend, on the Duke of Boiton’s Privilege. Stoneshouse Creek to Plymouth D ek, Budge, Bill. Ealing Road, Bill. Doddington, &c. Fen Lands, to drain, Bill. D. of Montagu & al. against L. Beaulieu & al.; & e contra; Judgement. Ruddington Enclosure, Bill. Wixford Enclosure, Bill. Alfrecton Common, Bill. Spernal Ash to Birmingham, Road, Bill. Rotherhith Church, Bill. Dutchess of Portland and Lord Foley, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Mrs. Bunting, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Wymondham, Attleborough, &c. Roads, Bill. Die Lunæ, 16o Martii.
Robb & al. against Hunter. Martin against Ramsay. Nun Monckton Enclosure Bill. The Commons give Leave for Mr. Burrell to attend. Ealing Road, Bill. Dutchess of Portland and L. Foley’s Bill. Stonehouse Creek to Plymouth Dock, Bridge, Bill. Doddington Fen, to dram, Bill. E. and Countess of Strathmore to take the Name of Bowes, Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Sir J. Gordon against Rose Cross Appeal. Cogan’s Bill. D. of Bolton’s Privilege; Consideration put off. Adjourn. Die Martis, 17o Martii.
Witham & al Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Layton Hawes Common, Bill. Tarn Moor, Skipton, Enclosure Bill. Liverpool Churches, Bill. Lieutenants, &c. further Time for putting in Execution the Militia Pay, &C. Bill. Minchin & al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Wymondham, Attleborough, &c. Road, Bill. Cubbington, Enclosure Bill. Stonehouse Creek. to Plymouth Dock, Bridge Bill. Doddington Fen, to drain, Bill. Adlingfleet and Whitgift, Enclosure Bill. Ealing Roads, Bill. Wills, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Fleming: Bill read. Nun Monckton Common, Bill: Queenborough Poor, Bill: Oldney Common, Bill: Burton Common, Bill: Ruddington Common, Bill: Wixford Common, Bill: Alfreton Common, Bill: Spernal Ash, Birmingham. Road Bill: Rotherhith Church, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Nine preceding Bills. Causes removed. Davidson to enter into a Recognizance Fraser’s Appeal. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 18o Martii.
Adlingfleet and Whitgift, Enclosure Bill. Leigh, Enclosure Bill. Spittlegate Hill to Little Drayton, Road Bill. Bishop’s Soil, Howden, and Eastrington, Enclosure Bill. Hatton to Bell Broughton, Read Bill: Sir J. Dixon Dyke’s Bill. Seymour’s Pet relating to the D. of Bolton’s Privilege: Dismissed. Land Tax, Bill. French & al. against Sir U. Blake: Appeal withdrawn, with Costs. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 19o Martii.
Reily against Fowler. Ealing Road, &c. Bill. Stonehouse Creek to Plymouth Dock, Bridge Bill. Cubbington Common, Bill. Ryecroft & Ux. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Spittlegate Hill to Drayton, Road Bill. Hatton to Bell Broughton, Road Bill. Bishop’s Soil, Howden, and Eastrington Common, Bill. Land Tax, Bill. Lieutenants, &c. further Time for putting in Execution the Militia Pay, &c. Bill. Minchin’s Bill. Bunting’s Bill. Witham’s Bill. Willis, to take the Name of Fleming, Bill. Doddington Fen, to drain, Bill. Tarn Moor, Skipton, Common, Bill. Liverpool Churches, Bill. Layton Hawes Common, Bill. Leigh Common, Bill: Addingfleet and Whitgift Common, Bill: Wymondham and Attleborough, Road. Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Sir J. Gordon’s Pet. For a Byeday for heathing Three Appeals to which he is Respondent. McLord & al against Rols & al. Sir Ch. Farneby, Leave for a Bill, to fell Letten’s Estate: Bill read. North Anston and Todwick Common, Bill. Starkie’s Bill. Message from the King, concerning a provision being made for His Majesty’s Brothers: Address thereupon. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 20o Martii.
Poulton’s Answer to E. of Lincoln’s Appeal. Mr. Willoughby’s Claim of Peerage; Report of Committee oi Privileges: Petitioner adjudged to have a Right to the Title and Dignity claimed in his Petition. The King’s Answer to Address relating to the making Priovision for His Majesty’s Brothers. American Papers to be considered. Printed Cases of Claims of Peerage to be delivered 14 Days before the Hearing, and to contain an Abstract of the Proofs. Poole and Winborne Minster Road, Bill. Carlton Common, Bill. Spencer & al. Bill. Tunbridge Wells Road; Bill. Stonehouse Creek to Plymouth Dock, Bridge Bill. Ealing Road Bill: Doddington Fen Drainage Bill: Cubbington Common, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. North Anston Common, Bill. Land Tax, Bill. Lieutenant, &c. further Time for putting in Execution the Militia pay, &c Bill: Spittlegate to Little Drayton Road, Bill. Bishop’s Soil, Howden, &c Enclosure, Bill. Land Tax Bill: Lieutenant, &c. further Time foi putting in Execution the Militia pay, &c. Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Mercurii, 11o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bath, & Wells. Dux Grafton. Ds. Berkeley Sir.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Bolton. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Portland. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bristol. March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Sondes.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Boston.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Lovely Holland.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Essex. Ds. Digby.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Message to H. C. for Mr. Barrow to attend Committee on Mr. Willoughby’s Clarm of Peerage.

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

To desire, “That they will give leave to Charles Barrow Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend the Lords Committees for Privileges, in order to his giving Evidence before their Lordships, in relation to the Matter of a Petition of Henry Willoughby Esquire to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Willoughby of Parham, referred to the Consideration of the said Committee.”

Hedon Road Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Sacred Gate on the South East Side of the Town of Hedon in the East Riding of the County of York, through the said Town, to Hull North Bridge; and for amending the Road from the present Turnpike Bar, in Wyton Holmes, through the Townships of Wyton and Sproatley, to the Guide Post in Flinten Lane pear Humbleton Moor House in the same Riding,” 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.”

Kingston upon Hull Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers gianted by an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Town of Kingston upon Hull to and through the Town of Anlaby, and from thence to the Town of Kirk Ella in the County of the said Town of Kingston upon Hull,” was committed.

Attleborough &c. Road’s Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Armine Wodehouse and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term of several Acts, for repairing the Road between Wymondham and Attleborough in the County of Nor folk; and for amending the Road from the End of The Town Close in the County of the City of Norwich to the Chalk Pits near Thetford in the said County of Norfolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whitgift Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain low Grounds in the Parishes of Adlingsleet and Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Montagu against Bearhe al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein the most Noble George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife and others are Appellants, and the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beavheu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife and others are Respondents, & é contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o’Clock.

Causes removed.

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

D. of Bolton’s Privilege, Consideration put off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of Mr. Seymour; praying, “That his Grace the Duke of Bolton may waive his Privilege,” which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off till Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Commons give Leave to Mr. Barrow to attend the Committee of Privileges.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire “That they will give Leave to Charles Barrow Esquire to attend the Lords Committees for Privileges, in order to his giving Evidence before their Lordships, in relation to the Matter of a Petition of Henry Willoughby Esquire to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Willoughby of Parham, reserred to the Consideration of the said Committee,” return Answer, “That the Commons do give Leave to the said Charles Harrow Esquire to attend the said Lords Committees, as desired, if Mr. Barrow thinks sit.”

Vernon & al. Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Lease or Grant made by the Honourable Louisa Barbara Mansell, sole Daughter and Heir of the Right Honourable Bussy Lord Mansell deceased (now the Honourable Loursa Barbara Vernon, Wife of the Honourable George Venables Vernon), to Chauncey Townsend Esquire, for certain Purposes therein expressed; or to grant a new Lease thereof.”

Ruddington Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Commonable Lands, within the Liberties of Ruddington, in the County of Nottingham.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Lands, lying South of the Turnpike Road leading from Nottingham to Alfreton, within the Liberties and Townships of Lenton and Radford, in the County of Nottingham.

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

D. Grafton. L. Bp. Durham.
D. Beaufort. L. B. Worcester. L. Botetourt.
D. Portland. L. B. Norwich. L. Cathcart.
L. B. Gloucester. L. Ducie.
Ld. Steward. L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
E. Suffolk. L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh. L. Boston.
E. Winchelsea. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Aberncorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Radnor.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.

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

The King’s Answer to Address about printing the Journals &c.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address of Monday last, laying before His Majesty the Resolutions concerning the printing the Rolls of Parliament and the Journals of this House; and that His Majesty had received the same very graciously; and was pleased to say, “He would give all proper Directions for carrying into Execution a Matter so useful, and that would do so much Honour to the Nation.”

Rotherhith Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, of the Third of King George the First and the Eleventh of His late Majesty, for enabling the Parishioners of Saint Mary Rotherhith in the County of Surrey, by certain Funeral Rates therein mentioned, to finish the said Parish Church; and for purchasing an additional Burial Ground, to enable them to raise Money for purchasing the present Parsonage House, and for converting the Site thereof into a Burial Ground; and for providing a new Parsonage House.”

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.

Session Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Lands, lying South of the Turnpike Road leading from Nottingham to Alfreton, within the Liberties and Townships of Lenton and Radford, 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.

Spernal Ash to Birmingham, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Spernal Ash in the County of Warwick, through Studley, to a Street called Digbeth in the Town of Birmingham:

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.

Tunbridge Well, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Roads from Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent to Swift’s Den in the Parish of Etchingham, and from Front to Possingworth Great Wood adjoining to the Turnpike Road there leading to Blackboys, in the County of Sussex.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usqne ad et in diem Jovis, duodecimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux Gloucester.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Richmond.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Grafton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Boldon. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Glocestr. Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Bristol. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Exeter. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Boston.
Comes Morton. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Digby.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Straf ord.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Buckinghamsh ire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Sa y & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

D. of Montagu & al. against L. Beaulieu & al.; & è contra.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein the most Noble George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife and others are Appellants and the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella a Lady Beaulieu his Wife and others are Respondents; & è contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow.

Hedon Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Sacred Gate, on the South East Side of the Town of Hedon in the East Riding of the County of York, through the said Town, to Hull North Bridge; and for amending the Road from the present Turnpike Bar in Wyton Holmes, through the Townships of Wyton and Sproatley, to the Guide Post in Fhnton Lane near Hambleton Moor House, in the same Riding.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cosgrave Common; 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, and Commonable Lands, within the Township and Liberties of Cosgrave, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of Brownswood Green and Kenson Field in the Parish of Cosgrave in the said County.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingston upon Hull, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Town of Kingston upon Hull to and through the Town of Anlaby, and from thence to the Town of Kirk Ella, in the County of the said Town of Kingston upon Hull.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Rose & al. against Sir J. Gordon:

The Answer of Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet, to the Appeal of Hugh Roje and others, was this Day brought in:

Davidson against Sir J. Gordon:

As was also, the Answer of Sir John Gordon Baronet and William Gordon of Newhall Esquire, and Fifteen other Freeholders of the County of Cromarty, to the Appeal of Henry Davidson of Tulloch:

Fraser against Sir J. Gordon:

Also, the Answer of the same Respondents, to the Appeal of Alexander Fraser Esquire:

Johnson against Sir J. Gordon.

And also, the Answer of the same Respondents, to the Appeal of William Johnstone Esquire.

E. and Counters of Strathmore to take the Name of Bowes, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Bowes Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Mary Eleanor Bowes Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne his Wife, the Daughter and only Child of George Bowes Esquire deceased, to take and use the Surname Bowes only, pursuant to his Will, and the Settlement executed previous to the Marriage of the said Earl and Countess,” 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.

Queenborough Poo, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better and more effectual Maintenance and Relief of the Poor of the Borough and Parish of Queenborough, in the County of Kent,” was committed.

Olney Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands within the Parish of Olney, in the County of Bucks,” 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 co report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

South Burton 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 several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of South Burton, otherwise Bishop Burton, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Nan Monckton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, and Pasture Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Nun Monckton, in the West Riding of the County of York.

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

D. Richmond. L. Bp. Durham.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Chester. L. Botetourt.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Nor wich. L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Ducie.
E. Exeter. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Morton. L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ay lesford.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.

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

Mrs. Cogan, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the undivided Parts of several Manors, Messuages, Closes, Lands, Tenements, Tolls, and other Hereditaments, in the Counties of Leicester and Northampton, devised by the Will of John Cogan Surgeon, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses contained in the said Will.”

Wixford Common, Bill.

The Lord Wycombe 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, and Commonable Lands, within the Hamlets or Townships of Wixford, Exhall, Kings Broom, and Butnells Broom, 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 sit.”

Lenton and Alsieton Common, Bill.

The Lord Wycombe also gave the like Consent to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Lands, lying South of the Turnpike Road leading from Nottingham to Alfreton, within the Liberties and Townships of Lenton and Radford, in the County of Nottingham.

Copies of Letters from His Majesty’s Governors in America land before the House.

The Lord Wycombe laid, before the House (by His 1 Majesty’s. Command), “Copies of Letters, &c. from His Majesty’s Governors in America;” with a List thereof.

Which was read, as follows:

“Received 11th Dec’r. 1. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Major General Gage, to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 9th November, 1765. R.”

“R. 5th Feb. 1766. 2. Extract of a Letter from Ditto, to Ditto, New York, 21st Decem’r, 1765. R.” enclosing,

Copy of Major General Gage’s Letter, to Sir Henry Moore, New York, 1st Dec’r, 1765.

“Copy of Resolves of the General Assembly of the “Province of New York, 13th Decem’r, 1765.”

“R. 28th March. 3. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Major General Gage, to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 22d Feb’ry, 1766. R.” enclosing,

“Magistrates of Albany, their Answer to Colonel Bradstreet, about his Demand for Quarters for the Troops, Albany, 23d Jan’ry, 1766.”

“R. 30th June. 4. Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull, dated 9th May 1766.”

R. 6th July, by Major General Burton. 5. Copy of a Letter from Governor Sir Henry Moore, to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 27th May, 1766.”

“R. 25th July. 6. Copy of a Letter from Governor Franklin, to Mr. Secretary Conway, dated Perth Amboy, 19th June, 1766.”

“R. 25th July. 7. Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Moore, to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 20th June, 1766. R.” with Four Enclosures.

“R. 25th July. 8. Extract of a Letter from Major General Gage, to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 24th June, 1766. R.”

“R. 25th July. 9. Extract of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, to Do. New York, 24th June, 1766.”

“R. 2d August. 10. Extract of a Letter from Governor Bernard, to Do. Boston; 29th June, 1766.”

“R. 17th. August. 11; Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor (fn. 1) Farquier, to Do; Williamsburg, Virginia, 27th June, 1766.”

“R. 25th August. 12. Extract of a Letter from Major General Gage, to Do New York; 15th July, 1766. R.”

“R. 26th August. I3. Copy of a Letter from Governor Ward; to Do. Newport, Rhode Island, 25th June, 1766.”

“R. 3d September. 14. Extract of a Letter from Governor Bernard, to Do. Boston, 19th July, 1766;” enclosing,

“Copy of the Proceedings of the Governor, Council, and House of Representatives, of Massachusetts Bay, on the Indemnification of the Sufferers by the Rioters in Boston, from March 31st, 1766, to June 28th.”

“Observations on the Proceedings for the Indemnification of the Sufferers in the Riots at Boston.

“R. 29th September. 15. Extract of Letter form Major General Gage, to the Duke of Richmond, 25th August,1766. R.”

“R. 3d Oct’r. 16. Copy of a Letter from Governor Gitkin, to Mr. Secretary Conway, Hartford, Connecticut, 4th August, 1766.”

“R. 24th Oct’r. 17. Copy of a Letter from “Governor Grant, to Mr. Secretary Conway, St. Augustine, East Florida 21st August, 1766.”

“R. 4th Nov’r. 18. Copy, of a Letter from Governor Tryon, to Do. Brunswick, North Caro lina, 2d Aug’t, 1766;” enclosing,

“Address of the Borough of Wilmington, to Governor Tryon; with his Answer.”

“Mayor and Gentlemen of Wilmington, to Governor Tryon; with his Answer.”

“R. 7th Nov’r. 19. Copy of a Letter from “Horatio Sharpe Esquire, Deputy Governor of Maryland, Annapolis, 27th June, 1766.

“R. 10th Nov’r 20. Extract of a Letter from Major General Gage, to the Earl of Earl of Shelburne, New York, 10th October, 1766. R.”

“R. 29th Dec’r. 21. Copy of a Letter from Governor Bernard, to the Earl of Shelburne, Boston, 14th Nov’r, 1766;” enclosing,”

“The Speech of the Governor of Massachusetts, October 29th, 1766; the Answer of the House, Nov’r 12th.”

“The Speech of the Governor, Nov’r 13th.”

“Copy of a Bill for granting Compensation to the Sufferers, &c.

“R. 21st Jan’ry 1767. 22. Extrca of a Letter from Governor Ward, to the Earl of Shelburne, Newport, Rhode Island, 6th Nov’r, 1766.

“R. 4th Feb’ry 1767. 23. Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Moore, to the Earl of Shelburne, 19th Dec’r, 1766. (No. 2.) R.” enclosing,

“Copy of Sir Henry Moore’s Message, to the General Assembly of New York, on the 17th Novem’r, 1766.

Address of the General Assembly of New York, to Sir Henry Moore.

“24. Extract of a Letter from Governor Franklin, to the Earl of Shelburne, dated Deccm’r 18th, 1766;” with Enclosures.

“R. 9th Feb. 25. Extract of a Letter from Governor Bernard, to Do. Boston, 6th Decem’r, 1766.”

“R. 13th Feb. 26. Copy of a Letter from Deputy Governor Sharpe, to Do. Annapolis, Maryland, 9th Decem’r, 1766.”

“R. 18th Do. 27. Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, to Do. New York, 26th Decem’r, 1766.

“R. 18th Do. 28. Extract of a Letter from Major General Gage, to Do. New York, 17th Jan’ry, 1767. (No. 3.) R.” enclosing,

“Return of His Majesty’s Forces quartered in the Provincial Barracks, in the Province of New York.

“Copy of an Act to furnish the Barracks, in the Cities of New York and Albany, with Firewood, Candles, and the other Necessaries therein mentioned, for His Majesty’s Troops. R. Oct’r 6th, 1766.”

“29. Copy of Mr. Secretary Conway’s Circular Letter to the Governors in America, 31st March, 1766.”

“30. Copy of the Duke of Richmond’s Circular Letter, to Do. 10th July, 1766.

“31. Copy of a Letter from the Earl of Shelburne, to Sir Henry Moore, 9th Aug’t, 1766.”

“32. Copy of a Letter from the Earl of Shelburne, to Governor Bernard, 13th Sept’r, 1766.”

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

Heskeeth’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates in the County Palatine of Lancaster, settled upon the Marriage of Fleetwood Hesketh Esquire with Frances his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising from such Sale in paying off divers Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and also for substituting, in Lieu thereof, a certain Estate in the said County called Burne, lately purchased by the said Fleetwood Hesketh.

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 27th Day of this. Instant March at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 13o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester.
Arch. Ebor. Dux Cumberland. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Winton. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Bath, & Wells. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Athol. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Portland. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Bristol. March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Boston.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Digby.
Comes Morton. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS

Message to H. C. for Mr. Burrell to attend, on the Duke of Boiton’s Privilege.

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

To desire, “That (fn. 2) they will give Leave to Peter Burrell Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend their Lordships on Tuesday next, in order to his being examined, upon the, Petition of Henry Seymour Esquire and John Amyatt, to proceed in a Suit, in the Court of Chancery, against the Duke of Bolton, notwithstanding any Privilege the said Duke is entitled to as a Lord of Parliament.”

Stoneshouse Creek to Plymouth D ek, Budge, Bill.

A Messe was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pitt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge cross Stonehouse Creek, from Stonehouse to Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ealing Road, Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more ef fectual repairing, widening, and rendering commodious, the Highways within the Parish of Ealing, in the County ot Middlesex; and for lighting tho Street in Old Brentford, within the said Parish, from the Turning towards Kew Bridge to a Street called The Half Acre;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Doddington, &c. Fen Lands, to drain, Bill.

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

With, a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more ef festual Draining and Preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the. Hamlet of Benwick, in the the Parish of Doddington, Whittlesey, Ramsey, and Farcet, in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

D. of Montagu & al. against L. Beaulieu & al.; & e contra;

After hearing Counsel, as Well on Wednesday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of the most Noble George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife, and the Right Honourable John Lord Montagu of Boughton, commonly called Lord Marquis of Monthermer, and Lady Elizabeth Montagu; complaining of a Decree, of the, Court of Chancery, of the 7th Day of May 1766; and praying, That the same might be reversed and set aside; or that the Appellants might have such. Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstance of the Case might require:” And likewise upon, the Cross Appeal of the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu Baron Beaulieu Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, and the Right Honourable Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, One of the Two Daughters and Coheiresses of the most Noble John Duke of Montagu deceased, and One of the Grand Daughters of the most Noble Ralph Duke of Montagu deceised; complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 7th Day of 1766 and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellants might have such, other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet.” As also upon the Answer of the said Edward Montagu William Folkes, the Reverend Cutts Barton Doctor in Divinity, Asheton Curkon, John Newton, Cutts Maidwell, Thomas Dummer, the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, the Honourable John Montagu Esquire and the Honourable Isabella Montagu Spinster, Infants, by the Right Honourable George William Earl of Coven try their Guardian, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of the said most Noble George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife, the Right Honourable John Lord Montagu of Boughton, commonly called Lord Marquis of Monthermer, Lady Elizabeth Montagu, Edward Montagu and William Folkes Esquires; put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in these Causes:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That so much of the said Decree as dismisses the Plaintiffs Bill, so far as it relates to the Exchequer Annuity in Question, with Costs, be affirmed; and that the Residue of the said Decree be reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That John late Duke of Montagu was not entitled to the Benefit of any Bequest or Devise, by the Will of his Father Ralph, from Three Months after he had suffered the Recovery, the said John late Duke of Montagu never having complied with the Condition annexed thereto, by re-settling his Warwickshire Estate; and that the same ought to go in such Manner, and to such Persons, as is limited and directed by the Proviso in the said Will of Ralph Duke of Montagu; and that the Respondents, Lord and Lady Beaulieu, ought to have a Satisfaction out of the Actets, Real and Personal, of John late Duke of Montagu, for what the Respondent Lady Beaulieu would have been entitled to, had the Proviso in the said Will been taken Advantage of, and effectually carried into Execution: And it is hereby further Ordered, That it be referred to a Master, to take an Accompt of the Personal Estate of Ralph Duke of Montagu which came to the Use of John Duke of Montagu, After Payment of the Debts, Legacies, and Funeral Expenses, of the said Ralph, or which he might have received without his wilfal Default; and also to take an Accompt of the Rents, Issues, and Profits, of the Real Estate of the said Ralph, devised by his Will, over and above the Interest of Debts chargeable thereupon, and all other Out-goings which came to the Hands or Use of the said John, or which he might have received without his own wilful Default; in the taking of which Accompts, the Master is to make all just Allowances; and also to take an Accompt of the Personal Estate of the Testator John late Duke of Mon tagt which hath come to the Hands of the Defendants, Mr. Folke’s as acting Executor, and the Earl, and Countess, or any of them, or to the Hands of any other Persons by their or any of their Order, or for their or any of their Use; and that the said Master do likewise take an Accompt of the said Testator’s Debts, Funeral Expenses, and Legacies: And it is hereby further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Testator’s Personal Estate be applied in Payment of his Debts and Funeral Expenses in a Course of Administration, and then in Payment of his Legacies; and, in case the said Testatot’s Personal Estate shall not be sufficient for that Purpose, that the Premises comprised in the Term of Ninety-nine Years, created by the Will of the said Testator John late Duke of Montagu, or a sufficient Part thereof, be sold, or mortgaged, as shall be most convenient, with the Approbation of the said Master, for the Residue of the said Term, wherein all proper Parties are to join, as the said Master shall direct; and that all Deeds and Writings in the Custody or Power of any of the Parties, relating thereto, be produced before the said Master upon Oath; and, in case of a Sale, that such Sale be to the best Purchaser or Purchasers that can be got for the same, to be allowed of by the said Master; and that the Bill be dismissed, against the Defendants the Mortgagees, with Costs, to be taxed by the said Master; and that the Defendants Thomas Dummer, Edward Montagu, and William Folkes, have their Costs, of this Suit, out of the Assets of John Duke of Montagu: And as to the Plaintiffs and the other Defendants, it is hereby further Ordered, That there be no Costs to this Time; and that the Consideration of the subsequent Costs, and of Interest, in respect of any Sums of Money which may have come to the Hands of John late Duke of Montagu, for his own Use and Benefit, by virtue of the Will of Ralph his Father, and all other Directions, be reserved till After the said Master shall have made his Report; and that the Court of Chancery do give all necessary and proper Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

Ruddington Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord S andys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Commonable Lands, within the Liberties of Ruddington, in the County of Nottingham” 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.”

Wixford Enclosure, 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 Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Hamlets or Townships of Wixford, Exhall, King’s Broom, and Burnell’s Broom, in the County of Warwick,” was committed.

Alfrecton 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 Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Lands, lying South of the Turnpike Road leading from Nottingham to Alfreton, within the Liberties and Townships of Lenton and Radford, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Spernal Ash to Birmingham, Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the, Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Spernal Act in the County of Warwick, through Studley, to a Street called Digbeth in the Town of Birmingham,” 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.”

Rotherhith Church, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, of the Third of King George the First, and the Eleventh of His late Majesty, for enabling the Parishioners of St. Mary Rotherhith, in the County of Surrey, by certain Funeral Rates therein mentioned, to finish the said Parish Church; and for purchasing an additional Burial Ground; and to enable them to raise Money, for purchasing the present Parsonage House, and converting the Site thereof into a Burial Ground, and for providing a new Parsonage House,” was committed.

Dutchess of Portland and Lord Foley, Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act to vacate an Agreement, made the Tenth Day of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight, between the most Noble William late Duke of Portland deceased, and Margaret Cavendish Dutchess of Portland, then his Wire, but now his Widow, and the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Foley, also deceased, concerning a Building Lease, to be granted to the said Lord Foley, of a Parcel of Land in the Parish of Marybone, in the County of Middlesex; and to establish and render effectual another Agreement, dated the Thirtieth Day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven concerning the Premises.”

Mrs. Bunting, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, ana considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Mrs. Deborah Bunting; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Hillborough, in the County of Norfolk, the Estate of Deborah Bunting, the Widow and Relict of Edward Bunting Clerk deceased, and Edward Bunting, her Infant Son by the said Edward Bunting Clerk, in Trustees, to convey the same to Ralph Cauldwell Esquire and his Heirs; and for securing, the Money to be paid for the same.”

Wymondham, Attleborough, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term of several Acts for repairing the Road between Wymondham and Attleborough, in the County of Norfolk; and for amending the Road from the End of the Town Close, in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Chalk Pits near Thetford, in the said County of Nor folk.

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

D. Grafton. L. Bp. Winchester.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Chester. L. Cathcart.
D. Athol. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Cathcart.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Ponsonby.
E. Denbigh. L. Lyttelton.
E. Winchelsea. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftsbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
V. Weymouth.

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

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Lease, or Giant, made by the Honourable Lotusa Barbara Mansell, sole Daughter and Heir of the Right Honourable Bussy Lord Mansell deceased (now the Honourable Lowsa Barbara Vernon, Wife of the Honourable George Venables Vernon), to Chauncey Townsend Esquire, for certain. Purposes therein expressed, or to grant a new Lease 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. Monday the 30th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 16o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Winton. Ds. Wycombe, Unas Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Richmond.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Bolton.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Athol. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Portland. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landav. March. Rockingham. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bristol. Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Monson.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Wichelsea. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Vere.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Morton. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Dunmore. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Boston.
Conies Oxford. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Dartmouth. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Aylesford. Ds. Digby.
Comes Granville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Delawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Robb & al. against Hunter.

The Answer of Robert Hunter, William Thomson, and James Boyter, to the Appeal of Robert Robb and others, was this Day brought in:

Martin against Ramsay.

As was also, the Answer of Peter Ramsay and others, to the Appeal of Thomas Martin and others.

Nun Monckton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, and Pasture Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Nun Monckton, in the West Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

The Commons give Leave for Mr. Burrell to attend.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire, “That they would give Leave to Peter Burrell Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend their Lordships, in order to his being examined in relation to the Duke of Bolton’s Privilege,” return Answer:

“That the Commons do give Leave to the said Mr. Burrell to attend their Lordships, if he thinks fit.”

Ealing Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual repairing, widening, and rendering commodious, the Highways within the Parish of Ealing, in the County of Middlesex; and for lighting the Street in Old Brentford, within the said Parish, from the Turning towards Kew Bridge to a Street called The Holf Acre.”

Dutchess of Portland and L. Foley’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to vacate an Agreement, made the Tenth Day of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight, between the most Noble William late Duke of Portland, deceased, and Margaret Cavendish Dutchess of Portland then his Wife but now his Widow, and the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Foley also deceased, concerning a Building Lease to be granted to the said Lord Foley, of a Parcel of Land in the Parish of Maybone, in the County of Middlesex; and to establish and render effectual another Agreement, dated the Thirtieth Day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven, concerning the Premises.”

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

D. . Athol. L. Bp. Litch & Cov. L. Cathcart.
D. Portland. L. Trevor.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Masham.
L. Steward. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Ducie.
E. Suffolk. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Ponsonby.
E. Westmorland. L. Walpole.
E. Winchelsea. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Gower.
E. Radnor.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 31st Day of this Instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Stonehouse Creek to Plymouth Dock, Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge cross Stonehouse Creek, from Stonehouse to Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon.”

Doddington Fen, to dram, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Aft for the more effectual draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Hamlet of Benwick, in the Parish of Doddington, Whittlesey, Ramsey, and Farcet, in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon.”

E. and Countess of Strathmore to take the Name of Bowes, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Bowes Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Mary Eleanor Bowes Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne his Wife, the Daughter and only Child of George Bowes Esquire, deceased, to take and use the Surname of Bowes only, pursuant to his Will, and the Settlement executed previous to the Marriage of the said Earl and Countess.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Sir J. Gordon against Rose Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February and 10th of March 1767; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Hugh Rose Younger of Aitnock, William. Fraser of Ardochie, James Crawfurd Writer in Edinburgh, Mr. William Johnstone Advocate, David Ross Commissary Clerk of Ross, Charles Urquhart of Braelangwell, and Roderick Mac Lord Writer in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Hugh Rose Younger of Aitnock, and the said several Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 13th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, or on their known Agent attending the Bar of this House, shall be deemed good Service.

Cogan’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Undivided Parts of several Manors, Messuages, Closes, Lands, Tenements, Tolls, and other Hereditaments, in the Counties of Leicester and Northampton, devised by the Will of John Cogan Surgeon deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses contained in the said Will.”

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.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed to be heard To-morrow be put off to Thursday next.

D. of Bolton’s Privilege; Consideration put off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of Mr. Seymour’s Petition, relating to the Duke of Bolton’s Privilege, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum else usque ad & in diem Martis, decimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 17o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Winton. Dux Richmond. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Bolton. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Athol. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Portland. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Meneven. March. Rockingham. Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Comes Talbot. Senescallus. Ds. Montfort.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Vere.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Witham & al Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for Sale of Part of the settled of Mathew Henry Witham Esquire, in the County of York, for the discharging the Debts and Encumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein expressed.”

Layton Hawes Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Waste Grounds and Sandhills called Layton Hawes, within the Manor of Layton, in Parishes of Poulton and Bispham, in the County Palatine Lancaster;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tarn Moor, Skipton, Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Anthony Abdy and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called The Tarn Moor, in the Township of Skipton, in the West Riding of the County, of York; and for applying the Produce thereof towards the Relief of the Poor of the said Township;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Liverpool Churches, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Ellis Cunliffe and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers, granted by an Act of the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for erecting and building Two new Churches, and providing Burial Places, in the Town and Parish of Liverpoole, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lieutenants, &c. further Time for putting in Execution the Militia Pay, &C. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for giving further Time to His Majesty’s Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, Justices and Clerks of the Peace, and others, for carrying into Execution certain Parts of an Act, passed in the last Session, for Pay and Cloathing of the Militia; and for indemnifying such Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, and Clerks of the Peace, and others, who have neglected to carry such Parts of the said Act into Execution;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were read the First Time.

Minchin & al. Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to order so much of the Personal Estate of George Minchin deceased, as now stands in the Name of the Accomptant General of the said Court, to be transferred and paid to Paul Minchin and Henrietta Minchin, the only Children of the said George Minchin, without their giving any Security to refund the same.”

Wymondham, Attleborough, &c. Road, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term of several Acts for repairing the Road between Wymondham and Attleborough, in the County of Norfolk; and for amending the Road from the End of The Town Close in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Chalk Pits near Thetford in the said County of Norfolk,” 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.”

Cubbington, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Cubbington, in the County of Warwick.”

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

D. Richmond. L Bp. Durham.
D. Bolton. L B. Chester. Ld. Botetourt.
D. Portland. L. B. Worcester. L. Cathcart.
L. B. Bangor. L. Masham.
Ld. Steward. L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
E. Suffolk. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchelsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
Vis. Wentworth.
Vis. Dudley & Ward.

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.

Stonehouse Creek. to Plymouth Dock, Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge cross Stonehouse Creek, from Stonehouse to Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon.”

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.

Doddington Fen, to drain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Hamlet of Benwick, in the Parish of Doddington, Whittlesey, Ramsey, and Farcet, in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge and 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adlingfleet and Whitgift, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Low Grounds in the Parishes Adlingfleet and Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

Ealing Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual repairing, widening, and rendering commodious, the Highways within the Parish of Ealing, in the County of Middlesex; and for lighting the Street in Old Brentford, within the said Parish, from the Turning towards Kew Bridge to a Street called The Half Acre.”

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

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

Wills, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Fleming:

Upon reading the Petition of Frances Willis Widow, in Behalf of her Son John Willis, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to take the Surname of Fleming:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon, the Lord Botetourt presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Fleming Esquire (lately called John Willis) and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fleming only, pursuant to a Settlement made by Richard Fleming Esquire, deceased.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Nun Monckton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, and Pasture Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Nun Monckton, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Queenborough Poor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better and more effectual Maintenance and Relief of the Poor of the Borough and Parish of Queenborough, in the County of Kent.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Oldney Common, Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Burton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of South Burton, otherwise Bishop Burton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ruddington Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Commonable Lands, within the Liberties of Ruddington, in the County of Nottingham

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wixford Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Hamlets or Townships of Wixford, Exhall, King’s Broom, and Burnell’s Broom, in the Counry of Warwick.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Alfreton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Lands, lying South of the Turnpike Road leading from Nottingham to Alfreton, within the Liberties and Townships of Lenton and Radford, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Spernal Ash, Birmingham. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Spernal Ash in the County of Warwick, through Studley, to a Street called Digbeth, in she Town of Birmingham.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rotherhith Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, of the Third of King George the First, and the Eleventh of His late Majesty, for enabling the Parishioners of Saint Mary Rotherhith, in the County of Surrey, by certain Funeral Rates therein mentioned, to finish the said Parish Church, and for purchasing an additional Burial Ground; and to enable them to raise Money for purchasing the present Parsonage House, and converting the Site thereof into a Burial Ground; and for providing a new Parsonage House.”

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 Nine preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Montagu:

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

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for Thursday next be put off till Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next be put off to the Wednesday following; and that the rest of the Causes on Causedays be removed in Course.

Davidson to enter into a Recognizance Fraser’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Henry Davidson Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Fraser of Culdutbill Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Davidson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum else usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum octavum diena instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 18o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant. Dux York.
Dux Gloucester. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath & Wells. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Grafton. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Athol. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Portland. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Cadegan.
Epus. Landav. Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Bristol. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Exon. Comes Exeter. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Vere.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Morton. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Boston.
Comes Strafford. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Dartmouth. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Aylesford. Ds. Digby.
Comes Granville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Adlingfleet and Whitgift, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Low Grounds in the Parishes of Adlingfleet and Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York.” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined: the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Leigh, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing, allotting, and dividing, the Commons and Waste Grounds, Open Common Field and Open Common Meadow Grounds, in the Manor of The Leigh, in the Parish of Ashen Keynes, in the County of Wilts,” was committed.

Spittlegate Hill to Little Drayton, Road Bill.

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

WIth a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of Two Acts, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Spittlegate Hill near Grantham in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton in the County of Nottingham, as relates to the Road leading from Boston Bridge in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bishop’s Soil, Howden, and Eastrington, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, a Parcel of Waste Ground, or Common, called Bishop Soil, in the several Parishes of Howden and Eastrington, and in the Parish or Parochial Chapelry of Blacktoft, in. the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hatton to Bell Broughton, Read Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Hatton near the Borough of Warwick, through King’s Norton in the County of Worcester, to the Upper End of Gannow Green in the Parish of Bromsgrove, and to The Bell Inn in the Parish of Bell Broughton, in the said County of Worcester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir J. Dixon Dyke’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Sir John Dixon Dyke Baronet, lying in the Counties of Oxford, Sussex, and Kent, in Trustees, in Trust to be sold, for raising Money to discharge a Mortgage Debt affecting other Parts of the said settled Estates.”

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

D. Richmond.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Durham. Ld. Botetourt.
D. Portland. L. B. Worcester. L. Cathcart.
D Bridgewater. L. B. Gloucester. L. Masham.
L. B. Peterborough. L. Ducie.
Ld. Steward. L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Westmorland. L. Boston.
E Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Fiveof them; to meet on Thursday the 2d Day of April next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Seymour’s Pet relating to the D. of Bolton’s Privilege:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Petition of Henry Seymour Esquire and John Amyatt, for Liberty to proceed in a Suit in the Court of Chancery against the Duke of Bolton, notwithstanding any Privilege the said Duke is entitled unto as a Lord of Parliament:

The said Petition was read, by Clerk.

Moved, “That the same be referred to the Committee of Privileges.”

And the same being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Dismissed.

Ordered, That the said Petition be dismissed.

Land Tax, Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

French & al. against Sir U. Blake:

A Petition of Hugh Hamersley, Agent for Ann French Spinster and Honora French Widow, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Dame Mary Blake Widow and others are Respondents, which stands appointed, to be heard this Day, was presented, and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioner hath received Directions from Ann French the Heir at Law to petition the House for Leave to withdraw this Appeal on her Part, and hath no Orders to prosecute the same further on the Part of the other Appellant the Administratrix;” and therefore praying, “That this Appeal may be withdrawn on the Part of Ann French.”

And thereupon the Agents were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn, with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw the said Appeal, upon Payment of One Hundred Pounds Costs to Robert French, Patrick Blake, and Newton Radford, Three of the Respondents to the said Appeal.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum else usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominus sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 19o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Richmond.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Grafton. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Bolton. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Landav. Dux Leeds. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Athol. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bristol. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Portland. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Manfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Vere.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Boston.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Morton. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Digby.
Comes Loudon. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Reily against Fowler.

The Answer of John Fowler, to the Appeal of Richard Reily was this Day brought in.

Ealing Road, &c. Bill.

The Lords Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual repairing, widening, and rendering commodious, the Highways within the Parish of Ealing, in the County of Middlesex; and for lighting the Street in Old Brentford, within the said Parish, from the Turning towards Kew Bridge to a Street called The Half Acre,” 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.”

Stonehouse Creek to Plymouth Dock, Bridge Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Heport from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge cross Stonehouse Creek, from Stonehouse to Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon,” was committed.

Cubbington Common, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Cubbington, 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.”

Ryecroft & Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Mr. Ryecroft praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower Richard Ryecroft Clerk and his Issue claiming under his Marriage Settlement to grant Leases of Houses and Grounds in Clarges Street, in the County of Middlesex.”

Spittlegate Hill to Drayton, Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of Two Acts, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twelfth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Spittlegate Hill near Grantham in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton in the County of Nottingham, as relates to the Road leading from Boston Bridge in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton in the County of Nottingham.”

Hatton to Bell Broughton, Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Hatton near the Borough of Warwick, through King’s Norton, in the County of Worcester, and to the upper End of Gannow Green in the Parish of Bromsgrove, and to The Bell Inn in the Parish of Bell Broughton, in the said County of Worcester.”

Bishop’s Soil, Howden, and Eastrington Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, a Parcel of Waste Ground, or Common, called Bishops Soil, in the several Parishes of Howden and Eastrington, and in the Parish or Parochial Chapelry of Blacktost, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

Land Tax, Bill.

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

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.

Lieutenants, &c. further Time for putting in Execution the Militia Pay, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for giving further Time to His Majesty’s Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, Justices and Clerks of the Peace, and others, for carrying into Execution certain Parts of an Act, passed in the last Session, for Pay and Cloathing of the Militia; and for indemnifying such Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, and Clerks of the Peace, and others, who tiave neglected to carry such Parts of the said Act into Execution.”

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.

Minchin’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to order so much of the Personal Estate of George Minchin deceased, as now stands in the Name of the Accomptant General of the said Court, to be transferred and paid to Paul Minchin and Henrietta Minchin, the only Children of the said George Minchin, without their giving any Security to refund the same.”

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

D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Leeds. L. B. Bangor. L. Cathcart.
D. Portland. L. B. Landaff. L. Trevor.
L. B. Bristol. L. Bathurst.
Ld. Steward. L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
E. Huntingdon. L. Hyde.
E. Suffolk. L. Walpole.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
Vis. . Say & Sele.
Vis. Townshend.

Their Lordships, or any five of them; to meet on Friday the 3d Day April next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bunting’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Hilborough, in the County of Norfolk, the Estate of Deborah Bunting, the Widow and Relict of Edward Bunting Clerk deceased, and Edward Bunting her Infant Son by the said Edward Bunting Clerk, in Trustees, to convey the same to Ralph Cauldwel Esquire and his Heirs; and for securing the Money to be paid for the same.”

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.

Witham’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Mathew Henry Witham Esquire, in the County of York, for the discharging the Debts and Encumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein expressed.

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.

Willis, to take the Name of Fleming, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Fleming Esquire, lately called John Willis, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fleming only, pursuant to a Settlement made by Richard Fleming Esquire, deceased.”

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

Doddington Fen, to drain, Bill.

The Earl of Hardwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Hamlet of Benwick, in the Parish of Doddington, Whittlesey, Ramsey, and Farcet, in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon,” 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.”

Tarn Moor, Skipton, Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called The Tarn Moor, in the Township of Skipton, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for applying the Produce thereof towards the Relief of the Poor of the said Township.”

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.

Liverpool Churches, Bill.

Hodie 2 a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an, Act of the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for erecting and building Two new Churches, and providing Burial Places, in the Town and Parish of Liverpoole, in the County palatine of Lancaster.”

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.

Layton Hawes Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Waste Grounds and Sandhills called Layton Hawes, within the Manor of Layton, in the Parishes of Poulton and Bispham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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.

Leigh Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing, allotting, and dividing, the Commons and Waste Grounds, Open Common Field, and Open Common Meadow Grounds, in the Manor of The Leigh, in the Parish of Ashen Keynes, in the County of Wilts.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Addingfleet and Whitgift Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Low Grounds in the Parishes of Addlingfleet and Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wymondham and Attleborough, Road. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term of several Acts, for repairing the Road between Wymondham and Attleborough, in the County of Norfolk; and for amending the Road from the End of The Town Close in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Chalk Pits, near Thetford, in the said County of Norfolk.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sir J. Gordon’s Pet. For a Byeday for heathing Three Appeals to which he is Respondent.

Upon reading the petition of Sir John Gordon Baronet and Willam Gordon Esquire, Respondents in Three Appeals depending in this House; in one of which. William Johnstone Esquire is Appellant; and in the other, Henry Davidson of Tulloch is Appellant; and in the other, Alexander Fraser of Culdutbill is Appellant; praying “In regard these Appeals have the same Merits, and are relative to the Election Laws in Scotland, that the same may be fer down to be heard on, Tuesday the 14th of April next, being a Bye-day:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the 14th Day of April next, as desired.

McLord & al against Rols & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Roderick Mac Lord of Cadboll, William Johnstone Esquire, and other Freeholders, standing on the Roll of Freeholders For the County of Cromarty; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 7th of March 1767; and also of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 10th of the same Month; and also of another Interlocutor of the same Lords, of the 11th of the same Month; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that David Ross of Priesthill, John Gordon of Carroll, Sir Alexander Mackenzie Baronet, Alexander Law, Robert Blair, James Hay, Leonard Urquhart, William Urquhart, John Mackintosh, Robert Mackintosh, George Graham, Colin Graham, John Gorry, and David Ross, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said David Ross, and the said several Persons last-named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 16th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or on their Procurators or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sir Ch. Farneby, Leave for a Bill, to fell Letten’s Estate:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting an undivided Third Part of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the City of London, and in the Counties of Oxford and Bucks, heretofore the Estate of Susanna Letten Widow, deceased, in certain Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust, to be sold; and for paying and applying the Money to arise by the Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned.”

North Anston and Todwick Common, Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Starkie’s Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Ellis Cunliffe and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Devisees for Life, named in the Will of Pierce Starkie Esquire deceased, and Trustees, to cut down and sell Timber upon the Freehold and Copyhold or Customary Estates late of the said Pierce Starkie, in the Counties of York and Lancaster; and to grant Leases of the Quarries, Mines, and Minerals, within the Freehold Estates, late of the said Pierce Starkie, in the same Counties; and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the said Will;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Message from the King, concerning a provision being made for His Majesty’s Brothers:

The Lord Wycombe acquainted the House, “That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual; which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships.”

And the same was read, by the Lord Chancellor; and is as follows; (videlicet,)

GEORGE R.
“His Majesty, desirous that a competent Provision should be made for the Honourable Support and Maintenance of His Dearly-beloved Brothers the Dukes of York, Gloucester, and Cumberland, relies as well on the constant Zeal and Affection of the House of Lords, as on the Readiness which they so lately testified to enter into the full Consideration of the present Situation of His Royal Family, that He shall have the Concurrence and Support of this House in such Measures as shall be most proper to assist His Majesty in this Design.
“G. R.

Address thereupon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “To return the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Message; and to assure His Majesty, in the most dutiful Manner, of the hearty Zeal of this House to testify their earnest Desire to concur in such Measures as shall be most proper to assist His Majesty in His Design of making a competent Provision for the Honourable Support and Maintenance of His Royal Brothers.”

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum else usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 20o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Bath, & Wells. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Grafton.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bolton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Leeds. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Landav. Dux Athol. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Portland. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Bathurst.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Vere.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Gainsborough. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Morton. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Ferrers. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Strafford. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Dartmouth. Ds. Digby.
Comes Macclesfield. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Poulton’s Answer to E. of Lincoln’s Appeal.

The Answer of Poulton Allen Esquire, Respondent to the Appeal of Henry Earl of Lincoln, was this Day brought in.

Mr. Willoughby’s Claim of Peerage; Report of Committee oi Privileges:

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Petition of Henry Willoughby Esquire, claiming the Title and Dignity of Willoughby of Parham, together with His Majesty’s Reference thereof to this House: “That the Committee have met, and considered the Matter to. them referred; and have heard Counsel for the Petitioner, and examined Witnesses upon Oath, to make out the Allegations of His Petition; and have also heard His Majesty’s Attorney General on Behalf of the Crown; and are of Opinion,

“That the Petitioner has a Right to the Title, Dignity, and Peerage, of Willoughby of Parham, which was enjoyed, from the Year 1680 to the Year 1765 by the Male Line (now extinct) of Sir Thomas Willoughby, Youngest Son of Charles Lord Willoughby of Parham, who were successively summoned to Parliament by Descent, in virtue of Letters Parent, bearing Date the 16th of February, in the First Year of the Reign of Edward the Sixth, and sat as Heirs Male of the Body of Sii William, created Lord Willoughby of Patham by the said Letters Patent, contrary to Right and the Truth of the Case; it now appearing, that Sir Ambrose Willoughby, the Second Son of the said Charles, and Elder Brother of the said Sir Thomas, who was averred to have died withcut Issue, left a Son, and that the now Claimant is Great Grandson and Heir Male of the Body of such Son, and consequently Heir Male of the Body of the said Sir William, who was created Lord Willoughby of Parham, the Male Line of the Eldest Son of the said Charles Lord Willoughby of Parham having failed in or before the Year 1680; and that, the Proof of the Petitioner’s Pedigree being clear, the contrary Possession ought to be no Bar to his Claim, as there is no Person in Being interested under such Possession, without Prejudice to the Question if there was.”

Which Report, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Petitioner adjudged to have a Right to the Title and Dignity claimed in his Petition.

Accordingly, it is Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner has a Right to the Title, Dignity, and Peerage, of Willoughby of Parham, which was enjoyed, from the Year 1680 to the Year 1765 by the Male Line (now extinct) of Sir Thomas Willoughby, Youngest Son of Charles Lord Willoughby of Parham, who were successively summoned to Parliament by Descent, in virtue of Letters Parent, bearing Date the 16th of February, in the First Year of the Reign of Edward the Sixth, and sat as Heirs Male of the Body of Sii William, created Lord Willoughby of Patham by the said Letters Patent, contrary to Right and the Truth of the Case; it now appearing, that Sir Ambrose Willoughby, the Second Son of the said Charles, and Elder Brother of the said Sir Thomas, who was averred to have died withcut Issue, left a Son, and that the now Claimant is Great Grandson and Heir Male of the Body of such Son, and consequently Heir Male of the Body of the said Sir William, who was created Lord Willoughby of Parham, the Male Line of the Eldest Son of the said Charles Lord Willoughby of Parham having failed in or before the Year 1680; and that, the Proof of the Petitioner’s Pedigree being clear, the contrary Possession ought to be no Bar to his Claim, as there is no Person in Being interested under such Possession, without Prejudice to the Question if there was.

Ordered, That the said Resolution and Judgement be laid before His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

The King’s Answer to Address relating to the making Priovision for His Majesty’s Brothers.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with the Address of this House of Yesterday, relating to the making Provision for His Majesty’s Royal Brothers; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He returns His Thanks, for the ready Disposition of this House, to concur in Such Measures as should testify their Regard for the Honour and Dignity of His Family, by making a suitable Provision for his Dearly-beloved Brothers the Dukes of York, Glouceseter, and Cumberland.”

American Papers to be considered.

Ordered, That the several Copies of Letters from His Majesty’s Governors in America, which were laid before the House, by His Majesty’s Command, on the 12th of this Instant March, be taken into Consideration on Monday Sevennight; and that the Lords be summoned.

Printed Cases of Claims of Peerage to be delivered 14 Days before the Hearing, and to contain an Abstract of the Proofs.

Ordered, That the House, or any Committee thereof, do not proceed to the Hearing upon any Claim to a Title of Honour until Fourteen Days after printed Cases shall have been delivered, which shall contain an Abstract of the Proofs and Authorities upon which such Claim may be founded, together with the Dates thereof, and References where the same may be found.

Then it being moved, “That the same be made a Standing Order:”

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be appointed a Committee, to consider of the most proper Means effectually to ascertain the Descents of the Peers of this Kingdom, so that the Crown, or this House, may not incur the Risk of being imposed upon by any ill-founded Claim of Peerage.

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

Poole and Winborne Minster Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, alter, and amend, an Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from between the Second and Third Mile Stones on the Turnpike Road between the Town and County of Poole and Winborne Minster in the County of Dorset, to Bratton Corner in the County of Somerset; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road in Brainston, to or near a House called Fontletoy’s Farm House, in the County of Dorset;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carlton 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 certain Open Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Pastures, in the Parish of Carlton in Lindrick, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Spencer & al. Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several undivided Estates late of John Bennett Esquire deceased, and Ann Spencer Widow, in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, and Middlesex, in Trustees, in order to effect a Partition between the said Ann Spencer and the Devisees named in the Will of the said John Bennett,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Tunbridge Wells Road; Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Roads from Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent, to Swists Den in the Parish of Etchingham, and from Frant to Passingworth Great Wood, adjoining to the Turnpike Road there, leading to Blackboys in the County of Sussex,” 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.”

Stonehouse Creek to Plymouth Dock, Bridge Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge cross Stonehouse Creek, from Stonehouse to Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Ealing Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual repairing, widening, and rendering commodious, the Highways within the Parish of Ealing, in the County of Middlesex; and for lighting the Street in Old Brentford, within the said Parish, from the Turning towards Kew Bridge to a Street called the Half Acre.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Doddington Fen Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Hamlet of Benwick, in the Parish of Doddington, Whittlesey, Ramsey, and Farcet, in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cubbington Common, Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

North Anston Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Commons, Moor, or Waste Grounds, within the Manors of North Anston and Todwick, in the County of York”.

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

D. Grafton. L. Bp. Durham.
D. Leeds. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Botetourt.
D. Athol. L, Bp. Bangor. L. Cathcart.
D. Portland. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Trevor.
L. Steward. L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
E. Denbigh. L. Montfort.
E. Westmorland. L. Sandys.
E. Winchelsea. L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich. L. Grantham.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
E. Litchfield. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Gower.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Land Tax, Bill.

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

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.”

Lieutenant, &c. further Time for putting in Execution the Militia pay, &c Bill:

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for giving further Time to His Majesty’s Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, Justices, and Clerks of the Peace, and others, for carrying into Execution certain Parts of an Act, passed in the last Session, for Pay and Cloathing of the Militia; and for indemnifying such Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, and Clerks of the Peace, and others, who have neglected to carry such Parts of the said Act into Execution.”

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.”

Spittlegate to Little Drayton Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of Two Acts, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Spittlegate Hill near Grantham in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton in the County of Nottingham, as relates to the Road leading from Boston Bridge in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton 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.

Bishop’s Soil, Howden, &c Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, a Parcel of Waste Ground or Common called Bishop Soil, in the several Parishes of Howden and Eastrington, and in the Parish, or Parochial Chapelry of Blacktoft, 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.

Land Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lieutenant, &c. further Time foi putting in Execution the Militia pay, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for giving further Time to His Majesty’s Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, Justices, and Clerks of the Peace, and others, for carrying into Execution certain Parts of an Act passed in the last Session, for Pay and Cloathing of the Militia; and for indemnifying such Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, and Clerks of the Peace, and others, who have neglected to carry such Parts of the said Act into Execution.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Origin, he.