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

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: April 1767, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 566-576. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113276 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 13o Aprilis.
Commissioners of the Excise to attend. East Barkwith Common, Bill. Addenbrooke’s Hospital at Cambridge, Bill. Distington Common, Bill. Hensingham Common, Bill. Carlisle Road, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Vernon’s Bill. Tenterden to Bull Green, &c. Road, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Hesketh’s Bill. Account of Plate Duty, delivered. Bromley ana Farnborough Roads, Bill. St. Geo geagainst Sir Rich. St. George. Kensington Hounslow, &c. Road, Bill. Whitchurch &c. Roads, Bill. E. of Scarborough, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Mrs. Osborn, Leave for a Bill: Osborne and the E of Pomfret’s Bill read. Williamson, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Importation of Corn trora any Part of Europe, Bill. Justices of the Quorum, Bill. Arthing worth Ercluluic, Bill. Carlisle Roads Bill. Importation of Corn form any Part of Europe, Bill. Justices of the Quorum, Bill. Dr. Saunders & al. Bill. Duty on Chip Hats, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Marris 14o Aprilis.
Kensington to Hounslow, &c Roads, Bill. Measurement of Coals, Bill. Whitchurch, &c. Roads, Bill. Message from H. C to return Talbot’s Bill. Shoreditch, &c. Roads, Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Willis to take the Name of Fleming. Edinburgh Playhouse.&c, Bill. Importation of Corn from any Part of Europe Bill. Justices of the Quorum, Bill. Duty on Chip Hat &c. Bill: Importation of Corn from any Part of Europe, Bill: Justices of the Quorum, Bill: Burrowstounness Duty on Beer, Bill: Kensington to Hounslow, &c. Roads, Bill: Bromley and Faraborough. Roads, Bill: Measurement of Coals, Bill: Whitchurch, &c. Roads, Bill,: Rivers Ouze and Swale Navigation, Bill Shalstone Common, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Ten preceding Bills. Sir Charles Farneby to sell Letten’s Estate, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. St. George against Sir Rich. St. George. Judgement. Moyle, Leave for a Bill to take the Name of Copley: Bill read. E. of Scarborough ’s Bill. Osborne’s and the E. of Pomfret’s Bill. Williamson’s Bill. Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge, Bill. Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, &c. Roads, Bill Edinburgh Playhouse, &c. Bill. Distington Common, Bill. Hensingham Common, Bill. Tenterden, &c. Roads, Bill. Barkwith Common, Bill. Goebell, Leave for a Nat. Bill: Bill read. Bond’s Bill. Sharpe’s Bill. Spiers & al. against Peter & al. Cause removed. Message from H. C. return the D. of Portland & Bill. Message from H. C. to return Sir Nigel Gresley’s Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 15o Aprilis.
The King present: Bills passed. Shap Enclosure Bill. Reagill Enclosure, Bill. Bond’s Bill: Sharpe’s Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Arthingworth Common, Bill. E. of Darnley &al against Stafford & al. Everard against Dillon & al. Rochford & al against the E. of Ely & al. Kerwan to enter into Recognizance on Everard’s Appeal. Nesbit to enter into Recognizance on Rochfort’s Appeal. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 13o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Comden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Landav. Dux Richmond.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Grafton. Ds. Botetourt.
Dux. Beaufort. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Dux. Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Athol. Ds. Trevor.
Dux Portland. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Sandys.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Talbot; Senescallus. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lovel & Holld.
Comes Essex. Ds. Digby.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes. Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Commissioners of the Excise to attend.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Excise do attend this House on Tuesday the 28th of this Instant April; and that the Lords be summoned.

East Barkwith Common, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jarrit Smith and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields and Meadows in the Parish of East Barkwith, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Addenbrooke’s Hospital at Cambridge, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing and well governing a General Hospital, to be called Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in the Town of Cambridge;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Distington Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common within the Manor of Distington, in the County of Cumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hensingham Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act For dividing and enclosing the Open Commons within the Manor of Hensingham, in the County of Cumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House:

Carlisle Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shaddon Gate near Carlisle; to the present Turnpike Road at Mulaside; and from a Place in the said Turnpike Road between Binsey Mires and North Raw Gate, to join the Turnpike Road at Skilbeck, in the County of Cumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Vernon’s Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Ladbroke and others:

To return the Bill, 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,(cow the Honourable Louisa Barbara Pernon, Wife of the Honourable George Venables Vernon) to Chauncey Townsend Esquire, for certain Purposes therein ex presied, or to grant a new Lease thereof;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Tenterden to Bull Green, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Turnpike Road in the Town of Tenterden, to and over Bull Green, and to and through the Town of Great Chart, to a House known by the Sign of The Castle, at the Entrance of the Town of Astford, in the County of Kent; and also the Road leading from Bull Green aforesaid to (fn. 1) Hotfield Heath; and also the Road leading from Bull Green foresaid through High Halden to Dashmanden, in the Parish of Biddenden, in the said County of Kent;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Hesketh’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates in the County Palatine of Lancastar, settled upon the Marriage of Fleetwood Hesketh Esquire with Fronces his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monty 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Account of Plate Duty, delivered.

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

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to Order,

“An Account of the Nett Produce of the Duty on Siver Plate, imposed by an Act of the Twenty-ninth Year of King George the Second, from the Commencement of the said Act to 5th July 1766; distinguishing each Year.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Bromley ana Farnborough Roads, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the High Road between Bromley and Farnborough in the County of Kent, to Beggars Bush in the Turnpike Road leading from Tunbridge Wells to Maresfield 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.”

St. Geo geagainst Sir Rich. St. George.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein the Reverend Arthur Saint George and others are Appellants, and Sir Richard Saint George is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the funher Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Tomorrow.

Kensington Hounslow, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled An Act tol continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter’s Bridge which lies [ (fn. 2) in the Parish of Kensington,] in the County of Middlesex, leading through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow to The Powder Mills in the Road to Staines and to Cranford Bridge in the said County, in the Road to Golnbrook; and for repairing, turning, or altering, the Highway leading from the said Road at or near the End of Sim Lane, to the Town of Isleworth in the said County, and from thence to a Gate on the South Side of Tedington Field; and also the Highway leading out of the said treat Road near Smalberry Green Turnpike, to a House known by the Sign of The George in the Town of Isleworth aforesaid; and for lighting and watering Part of the said Highways.”

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

D. Richmond. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Landaff’. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Oxford. L Cathcart.
E. Denbigh. L. Trevor.
E. Sandwich. L. Ducie.
E. Essex. L. Sandys.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
E. Scarborough. L. Lovel & Holland. Land.
E. Abercorn.
E. Effingham.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Whitchurch &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repair and widen the Roads from Whitchurch in the County of Salop, to the Turnpike Road between Nantwich in the County of Chester and Newcastle under Line, and from Hinstock to Nantwich aforesaid.”

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

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

E. of Scarborough, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Earl of Scarbrough; 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 discharging divers Manors, Rectory, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Scarbrough, by him settled on his Marriage with the Right Honourable Barbara Countess of Scarbrough, from the Uses and Trusts of the said Settlement; and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Tenements, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

Mrs. Osborn, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Mrs. Osborn; 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.

Osborne and the E of Pomfret’s Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of divers Freehold and Copyhold Lands and Tenements, in the Parish of Sunbury in the County of Middlesex, and of certain Copyhold Lands in the Parish of Hampton in the said County, Part of the Estate of John Osborne deceased, unto the Right Honourable George Earl of Pomfret, pursuant to an Agreement, and to apply the Purchase money in discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the said Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Williamson, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to Whom was referred the Petition of Mr. Williamson; 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 Part of the settled Estate of Bichara Williamson Esquire in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale for reimbursing the said Bichard Williamson the Expenses he has been at in improving the said Estate; and other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Importation of Corn trora any Part of Europe, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act forfurther allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour, Barley, Barley-meal, and Pulse, free of Duty, into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Justices of the Quorum, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to obviate Inconveuiencie’s which may arise with respect to the Execution of several Acts oi Parliament, in such Cities, Boroughs, Towns Corporate, Franchises, and Liberties, as have only One Justice of the Peace of the Quorum qualified to act within the same;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Arthing worth Ercluluic, Bill.

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

Carlisle Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shaddon Gate, near Carlisle, to the present Turnpike Road at Mulaside, and from a Place in the said Turnpike Road, between Binsey Mires and North Rawgate, to join the Turnpike Road at Skilbeck in the County of Cumberland.”

Importation of Corn form any Part of Europe, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour, Barley, Barley-meal, and Pulse, free of Duty, into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe,”

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.

Justices of the Quorum, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to obviate Inconveniencies which may arise, with respect to the Execution of several Acts of Parliament, in such Cities, Boroughs, Towns Corporate, Franchises, and Liberties, as have only One Justice of the Peace of the Quorum, qualified to act within the same.”

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.

Dr. Saunders & al. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Partition between the Reverend Erasmus Saunders Doctor in Divinity and Mary his Wife, and Samuel Roycroft the Younger Esquire and And his Wife, of several Estates in the County of Lincoln; and for vesting and settling the same to the Uses and on the Trusts contained in their respective Marriage Settlements with respect to such Estates; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the 2d Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Duty on Chip Hats, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Bast or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horsehair, Hats and Bonnets, and upon certain Materials for making the same, imported into this Kingdom.”

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.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Marris, decimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Marris 14o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch.& Cov. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Richmond.
Epus. Landav. Dux Athol.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland. Ds. Botetourt.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Cower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS:

Kensington to Hounslow, &c Roads, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter’s Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington in the County of Middlesex, leading through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow to The Powder Mills in the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrook; and for repairing, turning, or altering, the Highway leading from the said Road, at or near the End of Sion Lane, to the Town of Isleworth in the said County, and from thence to a Gate on the South Side of Tedington Field; and also the Highway leading out of the said great Road near Smalberry Green Turnpike, to a House known by the Sign of The George in the Town of Isleworth aforesaid; and for lighting and watering Part of the said Highways,” 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.”

Measurement of Coals, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals, sold by Wharf Measure, within the City of London and the Liberties thereof, and between Tower Dock and Limehouse Hole in the County of Middlesex.” was committed.

Whitchurch, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repair and widen the Roads from Whitchurch in the County of Salop, to the Turnpike Road between Nantwich in the County of Chester and Newcastle under Line, and from Hinstock to Nantwich aforesaid,” was committed.

Message from H. C to return Talbot’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot the Younger Esquire, settled on his Marriage, in Trustees, for railing a further Sum of Money, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Shoreditch, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of King George the Second, for making a Road from the East Side of the Parish of Saint Matthew Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex, to the East End of Church Street, and to open a Way into Shoreditch; and for repairing, paving, and regulating, Old Cock Lane, New Cock Lane, Church Street, and the Road on the Wes Side of the Opening into Shoredtich and for removing Nuisances and Obstructions there rom, and preventing the sme for the future;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Willis to take the Name of Fleming.

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

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

Edinburgh Playhouse.&c, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for extending the Royalty of the City of Edinburgh over certain adjoining Lands, and for giving Powers to the Magistrates of Edinburgh for the Benesit of the said City; and to enable His Majesty to grant Letters Patent for establishing a Theatre in the City of Edinburgh or Suburbs thereof;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation of Corn from any Part of Europe Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled An Act for further allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour, Barley, Barleymeal, and Pulse, free of Duty, into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe

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.”

Justices of the Quorum, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to obviate Inconveniencies which may arise, with respect to the Execution of several Acts of Parliament in such Cities, Boroughs, Towns Corporate, Franchises, and Liberties, as have only One Justice of the Peace of the Quorum qualified to act within the same.”

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.”

Duty on Chip Hat &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Bast or Straw, Chip, Cane and Horsehair, Hats and Bonnets, and upon certain Materials for making the same, imported into this Kingdom.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Importation of Corn from any Part of Europe, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further allowing the Importation of Wheat, and Wheat Flour, Barley, Barleymeal, and Pulse, free of Duty, into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Justices of the Quorum, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to obviate Inconveniencies which may arise, with respect to the Execution of several Acts of Parliament, in such Cities, Boroughs, Towns. Corporate, Franchises, and Liberties, as have only One Justice of the Peace of the Quorum qualified to act within the same.”

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

It was Refolved in the Affirmative.

Burrowstounness Duty on Beer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Burrowstounness and Liberties thereof, in the County of Linlithgow; and. for extending the same over the Parish of Burtowshounness; for repairing the Harbour of the the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kensington to Hounslow, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter’s Bridge which lies in the Parish of Ken. sington in the County of Middlesex, through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow, to The Powder Mills in the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge in the said County, in the Road to Colnbnok; and for repairing, turning, or altering, the Highway leading from the said Road, at or near the End of Sion Lane, to the Town of Isleworth in the said County, and from thence to a Gate on the South Side of Tedington Field and also the Highway leading out of the said great Road near Smalberry Green Turnpike, to a House known by the Sign of The George in the Town of Isleworth aforesaid and for lighting and watering Part of the said Highways.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bromley and Faraborough. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for B repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the High Road between Bromley and Farnborough in the County of Kent, to Beggars Bush in the Turnpike Road leading from Tunbridge Wells to Maresfield in the County of Sussex.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Measurement of Coals, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals, fold by Wharf Measure, within the City of London and the Liberties thereof, and between Tower Dock and Limehouse Hole in the County of Middlesex.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitchurch, &c. Roads, Bill,:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repair and widen the Roads from Whitchurch in the County of Salop, to the Turnpike Road between Nantwich in the County of Chester and Newcastle under Line, and from Hinstock to Nantwich aforesaid.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rivers Ouze and Swale Navigation, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making navigable the River Ouze, from below Widdington Ings, at or near Union, to the Junction of the Rivers Swale and Ure, and for making navigable the said River Swale from the said Junction to Morton Bridge, and also the Brook running from Bedale into the River Swale in the County of rork.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Shalstone Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Shalstone, in the County of Bucks.”

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 Ten preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be 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.

Sir Charles Farneby to sell Letten’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Susannah 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

St. George against Sir Rich. St. George.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Arthur Saint George Doctor in Divinity and Dean of Ross in the Kingdom of Ireland and Jane his Wife, and Richard Saint George Esquire their Eldest Son; complaining of several Decrees, or Decretal Orders, of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 25th Day of May 1759, and 20th of June 1766; and of the Master’s Report, bearing Date the 16th of May 1766; and of the Court’s Refusal to allow the Original Articles and Lease to be read at the several Hearings; and praying, “That the same might be reversed and set aside, or that the Appellants might have such further or other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case might require:” As also upon the Answer of Sir Richard Saint George put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That in the Decretal Order of the 20th of June 1766, after the Words [“for what he had made of these Lands since”] the Words [“his Father’s Death”] be left out; and that the Words following be inserted instead thereof [“the filing of the Original Bill”]: And it is hereby Ordered and Adjudged, That, with this Variation, the said Decretal Orders complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Carlisle Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shaddon Gate near Carlisle, to the present Turnpike Road at Mulaside, and from a Place in the said Turnpike Road between Binsey Mires and North Raw Gate, to join the Turnpike Road at Skilbeck, in the County of Cumberland.”

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

D. Richmond. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
D. Athol. L. Botetourt.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Ducie.
D. Northumb’land. L. Bp. Gloucester. L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
M. Rockingham. L. Mansfield.
E. Essex. L. Lyttelton.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Abercorn.
E. Gower.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
V. 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.

Moyle, Leave for a Bill to take the Name of Copley:

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Copley Esquire, lately called Joseph Moyle; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to take the Name and Arms of Copley:

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 Joseph Copley Esquire (lately called Joseph Moyle) and his Issue to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Copley, pursuant to the Will of Lionel Copley Esquire deceased.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. of Scarborough ’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging divers Manors, Rectory, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Scarbrough, by him settled on his Marriage with the Right Honourable Barbara Countess of Scarbrough, from the Uses and Trusts of the said Settlement; and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Tenements, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the Third Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Osborne’s and the E. of Pomfret’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of divers Freehold and Copyhold Lands and Tenements in the Parish of Sunbury in the County of Middlesex, and of certain Copyhold Lands in the Parish of Hampton in the said County, Part of the Estate of John Osborn deceased, unto the Right Honourable George Earl of Pomfret, pursuant to an Agreement; and to apply the Purchase - money in discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the said Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Williamson’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Richard Williamson Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale, for reimbursing the said Richard Williamson the Expenses he has been at in improving the said Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing and well-governing a General Hospital, to be called Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in the Town of Cambridge.”

Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, &c. Roads, Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of King George the Second, for making a Road from the East Side of the Parish of Saint Mathew Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex, to the East End of Church Street, and to open a Way into Shoreditch; and for repairing, paving, and regulating, Old Cock Lane, New Cock Lane, Church Street, and the Road on the West Side of the Opening into Shoreditch; and for removing Nuisances and Obstructions therefrom, and preventing the same for the future.”

Edinburgh Playhouse, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for extending the Royalty of the City of Edinburgh over certain adjoining Lands; and for giving Powers to the Magistrates of Edinburgh, for the Benefit of the said City; and to enable His Majesty to grant Letters Patent for establishing a Theatre in the City of Edinburgh or Suburbs thereof.”

Distington Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common with, in the Manor of Distington, in the County of Cumberland.”

Hensingham Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common with, in the Manor of Hensingham, in the County of Cumberland.”

Tenterden, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Turnpike Road in the Town of Tenterden, to and over Bull Green, and to and through the Town of Great Chart, to a House known by the Sign of The Castle, at the Entrance of the Town of Ashford in the County of Kent; and also the Road leading from Bull Green aforesaid to Hot field Heath; and also the Road leading from Bull Green aforesaid through High Halden to Dashmanden, in the Parish of Biddenden, in the said County of Kent.

Barkwith Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields and Meadows in the Parish of East Barkwith, in the County of Lincoln.”

Goebell, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Gerrard Goebell; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon, the Lord Botetourt presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Gerrard Goebell.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bond’s Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several undivided Moieties, and other Parts, Shares, Hereditaments, and Premises, being Part of the Estate of John Bond Esquire and Mary his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold, discharged of the Uses of their Marriage Settlement, and investing the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the same Settlement,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Sharpe’s Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Messuage, and divers Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Hertford, Part of the Estate comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Fane William Sharpe Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the like Uses,” was committed.

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

Spiers & al. against Peter & al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Spiers and others are Appellants, and Thomas and Alexander Peter are Respondents, ex Parte; the Respondents not having put in an Answer, though peremptorily ordered so to do:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, ex Parte, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondents put in an Answer in the mean Time.

Cause removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed for hearing To-morrow, be put off to Friday the First Day of May next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause-days be removed in Course.

Message from H. C. return the D. of Portland & Bill.

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

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

Message from H. C. to return Sir Nigel Gresley’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Sir Nigel Gresley Baronet, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money for the Payment of Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 15o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Elien. Dux Gloucester.
Epus. Bath & Wells. Dux Cumberland. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Athol. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Portland. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Landav. Dux Dorset. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon. Dux Montagu. Ds. Grantham.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Boston.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

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

Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a short Speech in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

“1. An Act to enable His Majesty to settle certain Annuities on their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York, Gloucester, and Cumberland.”

“2. An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Bast or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horse Hair, Hats and Bonnets, and upon certain Materials for making the same, imported into this Kingdom.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words:

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, & ainsi le veult.”

“3. An Act for further allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour, Bailey, Barley-meal, and Pulse, free of Duty, into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe.”

“4. An Act to obviate Inconveniencies which may arise with respect to the Execution of several Acts of Parliament, in such Cities, Boroughs, Towns Corporate, Franchises, and Liberties, as have only One Justice of the Peace of the Quorum qualified to act within the same.”

“5. An Act to enable the Trustees of The British Museum to exchange, sell, or dispose of, any Duplicates of Printed Books, Medals, Coins, or other Curiosities; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Things that may be wanting in, or proper for, the said Museum.”

“6. An Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals, sold by Wharf Measure, within the City of London and the Liberties thereof, and between Tower Dock and Limehouse Hole in the County of Middlesex.”

“7. An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Burrowstounness and Liberties thereof, in the County of Linlithgow; and for extending the same over the Parish of Burrowstounness; for repairing the Harbour of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“8. An Act for paving the Streets and other Places in that Part of the Parish of Saint Botolph Aldgate which lies in the County of Middlesex, and Part of a Street called East Smithfield in the Precinct: of Saint Catherine; and for cleansing, lighting, and watching, the same; and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

“9. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of King Charles the Second, intituled, “An Act for making divers Rivers navigable, or otherwise passable, for Boats, Barges, and other Vessels,” so far as the same relates to the River Itching, running from Alresford, through Winchester, to the Sea near Southampton; and for better regulating the said Navigation.”

“10. An Act for making navigable the River Ouze, from below Widdington Ings, at or near Linton, to the Junction of the Rivers Swale and Ure; and for making navigable the said River Swale from the said Junction to Morton Bridge, and also the Brook running from Bedale into the River Swale, in the County of York.”

“11. An Act for making navigable the River Ure, from ics Junction with the River Swale to the Borough of Ripon, in the County of York.”

“12. An Act to repair and widen the Road from Whitecross to the Town of Bridlington, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“13. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Brick Kilns on East Malling Heath to the Turnpike Road on Pembury Green, and from Brand Bridges to The Four Wents near Matfield Green, in the County of Kent.”

“14. An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter’s Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, leading through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow, to the Powder Mills m the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrook; and for repairing, turning, or altering, the Highway leading from the said Road, at or near the End of Ston Lane, to the Town of Isleworth in the said County, and from thence to a Gate on the South Side of Tedington Field; and also the Highway leading out of the said Great Road near Smalberry Green Turnpike, to a House known by the Sign of The George in the Town of Isleworth aforesaid; and for lighting and watering Part of the said Highways.”

“15. An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the High Road between Bromley and Farnborough in the County of Kent, to Beggar’s Bush in the Turnpike Road leading from Tunbridge Wells to Maresfield, in the County of Sussex.”

“16. An Act to repair and widen the Roads from Whitchurch in the County of Salop, to the Turnpike Road between Nantwich in the County of Chester and Newcastle under Line, and from Hinstock to Nantwich aforesaid.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; videlicet,

Le Roy le veult.

“17. 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 Wise and 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.”

“18. An Act to enable Henry Duke of Buccleugh, a Minor, to make a Settlement on his intended Marriage with the Lady Elizabeth Montagu.”

“19. An Act for exchanging Part of the settled Estates of Willoughby Earl of Abingdon, in the County of Wilts, for another Estate, of greater Value, in the County of Berks, to be settled, in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“20. An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Sir Nigel Gresley Baronet, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money for the Payment of Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“21. 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.”

“22. 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 Louisa Barbara Vernon, Wife of the Honourable George Venables Vernon), to Chauntcey Townshend Esquire, for certain Purposes therein expressed, or to grant a new Lease thereof.”

“23. 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.”

“24. An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot the Younger Esquire, settled on his Marriage, in Trustees, for raising a further Sum of Money, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances.”

“25. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Newton, in the County of Lincoln.”

“26. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, Common Fens, and other Commonable Places, within the Parish of Donington, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the same.”

“27. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Wootton, in the County of Lincoln.”

“28. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Moors, and Commons, in the Parishes of Langton and Woodall, in the County of Lincoln.”

“29. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields and Unenclosed Meadows in the Parish of Ailestone, in the County of Leicester.”

“30. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Shalstone, in the County of Bucks.”

“31. 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.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words:

Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Shap Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons in the Manor of Shap, in the County of Westmorland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Reagill Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons in the Manor of Reagill, in the County of Westmor land;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Bond’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several undivided Moieties, and other Parts, Shares, Hereditaments, and Premises being Part of the Estate of John Bond Esquire and Mary his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold, discharged of the Uses of their Marriage Settlement; and investing the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the same Settlement.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sharpe’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Messuage and divers Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Hertford, Part of the Estate comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Fane William Sharpe Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the like Uses.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Arthingworth Common, Bill.

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

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

D. Bolton.
D. Athol. L. Bp. Ely. L. Botetourt.
D. Dorset. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Cathcart.
L. Trevor.
L. Steward. L. Bp. Chester. L. Ducie.
L. Bp. Landaff. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Grantham.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
E. Scarborough. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Marchmont.
E. Strafford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Effingham.
E. Delawar.
V. Hereford.
V. Say & Sele.

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

E. of Darnley &al against Stafford & al.

Upon, reading the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable John Earl of Darnley in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Baron Clifton in England; complaining several Parts of several Decrees, Order, Report, and other Proceedings, of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 27th of February 1755, 24th of April 1766, and the 11th of March 1767, made in a certain Cause, wherein Hugh Stafford Gentleman and William Brabazon Esquire were Plaintiffs, and Samuel Epwell Lapidary, the Right Honourable John Earl of Darnley, Thomas Bligh Esquire, John Curtis the Younger Esquire, Thomas Curtis a Minor, by the said John Curtis his Father and Guardian, Robert Tighe, Charles Cauldwell, Mary Curtis the Younger Spinster, Sophia Forbes Widow, Mable Kennedy Widow, Burdett Worthington Esquire and Fredisweed his Wife, Ann Bellingham Spinster, and Edward Smith Stafford a Minor, by Robert Stafford his Uncle and Guardian, were Defendants; and praying, “That the same may be reversed and set aside, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Hugh Stafford Gentleman and William Brabazon Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Stafford, and William Brabazon may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 20th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerks in Court or Agents of the said Respondents in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Everard against Dillon & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Patrick Everard; complaining of several Parts of several Decrees, Orders, Reports, and other Proceedings, of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 5th of July 1760, 14th of December 1762, 12th of February, 4th of March, 18th of March, 8th of June, and 1st of July, 1763, the 1st of March 1765, 11th of June 1766, and 14th of March 1767, made in a certain Cause, wherein Thomas Dillon, Bridget Dillon otherwise Everard his Wife, and Elizabeth Costello otherwise Everard Widow, were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant Patrick Everard and others Defendants; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or set aside; 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 Thomas Dillon, Bridget Dillon otherwise Everard his Wife, and Elizabeth Costello otherwise Everard Widow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Dillon, Bridget Dillon, and Elizabeth Costello, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put. in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 20th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon their Clerk in Court or Solicitor in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Rochford & al against the E. of Ely & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Rochfort of Rochfort in the County of Westminster Esquire and Alice his Wife, and of Gustavus Rochfort their only Son and Heir Apparent, an Infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years, by the said George Rochfort his Father and next Friend; complaining of Three Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 5th of January, 11th of February, and 13th of March, 1767; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or set aside; or that the Appellants may have such further or other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Henry Loftus, Nicholas Earl of Ely, and Philip Tisdall Esquire His Majesty’s Attorney General of Ireland, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Loftus, Nicholas, Earl of Ely, and Philip Tisdall, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and (fn. 3) do put. in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 20th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon their Clerk in Court or Agents of the said Respondents in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Kerwan to enter into Recognizance on Everard’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Kerwan of the City of London Merchant may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Patrick Everard, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland:”

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

Nesbit to enter into Recognizance on Rochfort’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Arnold Nesbit Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for George Rochfort Esquire and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Ireland:”

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

5th January, 1768,

Hitherto examined by us, the following Interlineations appearing:

Page 264 above L. I.

266 bet. L. 8 & 9.

272 above the 2d Line from the Bottom.

339 bet. 10 & 11.

Marchmont.

Willoughby of Parham.

Delamer.

Sandys.

Footnotes

1 This sometimes occurs Hothsield; vide p. 579. a. & 586. a.
2 Desunt in Originali; vide p. 565. a. 569. a. 570. b. & 574 b.
3 Bin in Originali.