House of Lords Journal Volume 32
March 1769, 21-31

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DIE Martis, 21o Martii 1769.
Bills passed by Commission. Message from H. C. to return Swinbain's Bill. Hutton Cranswick Enclosure Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Sir Tho. Bioughton's Bill: and Sir Edw. Astley 3 Estate Bill. Chichester's Bi11. Chapman's Bill. Message to H C. with the Two preceding Bills. Norwich to Caister Cause-way Road Bill. Dr Wilson's Bill. D Noithum-berland's Estate Bill. Nottingham Shire-Hall Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Scole Bridge to Bury St. Edmunds. Road Bill. Norwich to Scole Bridge Road Bill. Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill. Ofbaldwick, &c. Enclosure Bill. Pengate to Latchett's Bridge, &c. Road Bill. Stevenage, &c. Road Bill. Sheriff Hutton and West Lilling Enclosure Bill. Torre, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Whitehurst, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Bodmin, &c. Road Bill. St Nicholas Church, Boston, Bill. Walsingham Enclosure Bill. No Causes till after Ealler. Dr Wilsons Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Markham's Bill; Motion to dispence with Standing Order. York and Kingston upon Hull Play-house Bill. Montgomery, &c. Road Bill: Lelley Enclosure Bill. South Willingham Enclosure Bill: Barnoldby le Beck Enclosure Bill. Waltham Enclosure Bill. Attenby, &c. Enclosure Bill. Sutton Enclosure Bill. Shawbury, &c. Road Bill. Harlow Bush Common to Woodford, Road Bill. Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Ten preceding Bills. Plunkett and Reily against V. Glerawley and Annesley. Clay and Su therland a gainst Sir John Sinclair. Adjourn. DIE Mercurii, 22o Martii 1769.
Sir; S. Sebright to alter the Comse of Descent o Copy hold Estates, Bill. Sheriff Hutton and West Lilling Enclosure Bill. Ofbaldwick, &c. Enclosure Bill. Nettingham Shire-Hall Bill. Stevenage, &c. Road Bill. Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill. Norwich to Scole Bridge Rodd Bill. Scole Bridge to Bury St. Edmunds Road Bill. Norwich to Caister Cause way Road Bill. Messages from H. C. to return D. Grafton's Divorce Bill: and Worgan's Divorce Bill. Gainsburgh Paving, &c. Bill. Message from H.C. to return Noel's Bill. County Shire Hall,&c. Bill. Accountant General's Bill. Mac Clellan's Claim to the Barony of Kircudbright. D. Northumberland's Estate Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Bodmin Road Bill: St. Nicholas Church, Bristol, Bill. Walsingham Enclosure Bills Scole Bridge to Bury St. Edmund Road Bill: Osbaldwick, &c. Enclosure Bill. Norwich to Scole Bridge Road Bill: Stevenage, &c. Road Bill. Sheriff Hutton and West Lilling Enclosure Bill: Norwich to Caister Cause way Road Bill: Nottingham, Shire Hall Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eleven preceding Bills. Beverley, &c. Road Bill. Message from H.C. to return D. Queens berry's Estate Bill. Sir J. S. Sebright to after the Course of Descent of Copyhold Estates, Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Pulteney et Ux. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Bertie et Ux. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Worgan's Divorce Bill. Torre's Bill. Whitehurst et Ux. Bill. Standing Order respecting Money for Parctases befrig lodged in the Bank. American Mutiny Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Davidson to enter into Recognizance on Hepburn's Appeal. Ross to enter into Recognizance on Gray and Sutherland's Appeal. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 23o Martii 1769.
Shire and County Halls Bill. Accountant Genera's Bill. Markham's Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Pengate to Latchett's Bridge, &c. Road Bill. Hutton Crans-wick Enclosure Bill. Beverley, &c. Road Bill. Gainsburgh Paving &c. Bill. Pulteney's Bill. Bertie's Bill. Irvine against E. Aberdeen et al. King present. Bills passed. Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Martis, 21o Martii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Bedford.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Carliol.Dux Portland.Ds. king.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Bedford.Ds. Sandys.
Dux Portland.Ds. Walpole.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Irvine.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “ That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Marchmont on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, “ The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read:"

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

“ My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

“ His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons, assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follOws;

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of GOD, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), “ An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine.” “ An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, 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-nine; and for securing and preserving Duplicates of Assessments, and other Papers relating to the Land Tax.” “ An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, “An Act for the general Quiet of the Subjects against all Pretences of Concealment whatsoever.” “ An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and to indemnifying Members and Officers in Cities, Corporation, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped.” An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “ An Act to encourage the bringing Plate into the Mint to be coined, and for the further remedying the ill State of the Coin of the Kingdom," as restrains any Person keeping an Inn, Tavern, AleHouse, or Victualling House, or selling Wine, Ale, Beer, or any other Liquors by Retail, from publickly using any wrought or manufactured Plate, or any Utensil or Vessel thereof, except Spoons, and for putting an End to Prosecutions commenced for Offences against such Part of the said Act.” “ An Act for the better paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Liberty of Saint Martin le Grand, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein.” An Act for continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Montrose, and Privileges thereof, for supplying the said Town with Fresh Water, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “ An Act for the better paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and Lanes, in the Parish and Borough of New Windsor, in the County of Berks, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein.” An Act for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Gate in the Township of Greenfield, to the North Limits of the Township of Mostyn, and from Mostyn to Henllan, and from Llanerch y Mor to Pen y Fordd Wain, in the Counties of Flint and Denbigh." “ An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Denbigh, to the Turnpike Road between Northop and Holywell, and from Avon Wen to the Town of Mold, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint" “ An Act for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; and for repealing so much of an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the repairing the Road leading from Wool to the said Borough.” “An Act to empower the Right Honourable Sir Henry Cavendish Baronet, to shut up certain Roads, and a Foot Path, in the Parish of Doveridge, in the County of Derby, and to oblige him to make and keep in Repair, for the future, a new Road and Foot Path in Lieu thereof.” “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Sixteenth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Marlborough to Shepherd's Shord, and from Beckhampton to the Top of Cherill Hill, and from Avebury to Beckhampton, in the County of Wilts; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Gate at Avebury to Wroughton, and from the North Side of Swindon to The Carpenters Arms in Blunsden, in the said County.” "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Mereworth Croft, to the Road leading from Seal to Wrotham Heath; and also the said Road from opposite the House of William Dalison Esquire, to Hadlow Street, in the County of Kent." “ An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Gloucester towards Hereford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for amending several other Roads near or adjoining to some of the said Roads.” “ An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, in the County of Essex, to Stump Croft, in the Parish of Great Chesterford, in the said County.” , “ An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Road from the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Bucks, to the North Extent of the Parish of Hanwell, in the County of Oxford, leading towards Warmington Gate" "An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from Birmingham to Bilstone, and from thence to Autherley, there to communicate with the Canal now making between the Rivers Severn and Trent, and for making collateral Cuts up to several Coal Mines," and to explain and amend the said Act.” “ An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East land of Monk Bridge, near the Suburbs of the City of York" to New Malton, and from thence to Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also from Spittle House, in the East Riding of the said County, to Scarborough aforesaid.” “ An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to the Tenth Mile Stone from Cirencester, at or near the East End of the Town of Tetbury, and from the West End of the Church Yard in the said Town of Tetbury, to a Gate in the said County, near the Monument upon Lansdown" "An Act to enable Edward Byrom Esquire, to complete a Building intended for a new Church in the Town of Manchester, and for making the same a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for other Purposes.” “ An Act for vesting certain Lands in the Parish of Chislehurst, in the County of Kent, devised by the Will of Thomas Farrington Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to convey the same to Charles Lord Camden, and for settling Lands to be taken in Exchange, and for laying out (fn. *) the Money arising by Sale thereof in other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to the same Uses.” An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, and for effecting an Exchange of Lands between the Most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, and the Warden and Scholars of Merton College, in Oxford." “ An Act for appointing Jointures for the Wives, and providing Portions for the younger Children, of the Right Honourable Willoughby Earl of Abingdon, and the Honourable Peregrine Bertie his Brother, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.” “ An Act to enable Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Baronet, a Minor, to make a Settlement on his intended Marriage with the Lady Henrietta Somerset." “ An Act for discharging divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of Sir Bellingham Graham Baronet, in the County of York, from the Uses and Trusts limited and declared by the Will of the Honourable Mary Graham deceased, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, other Part of the Estate of the said Sir Bellingham Graham, in the said County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.” “ An Act to empower Richard Garth Esquire to make Leases of his Settled Estates in the County of Surry, for building upon and improving the same.” “ An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments in Baldock, in the County of Hertford, devised by the Will of Edward Sparhauke Gentleman deceased, in Lawndey Sparhauke Esquire, and his Heirs, discharged from the Uses of the said Will, and for substituting and settling an undivided Moiety of other Lands and Hereditaments in Hertfordshire in Lieu thereof, and to the like Uses.” “ An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estate of the Reverend William Lloyd Clerk, in Trustees, for raising Money to discharge the Debts, Legacies, and Incumbrances, affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” An Act for confirming a Partition between John Edwards Esquire, John Freemantle Esquire and Frances his Wife, and Mary Edwards Spinster, of several Estates in the County of Middlesex and City of Bristol, devised by the Will of John Schoppens Esquire deceased, and of the Residue of the Personal Estate of the said John Schoppens." “ An Act to enable Charles BidduIph Esquire, and his Three Infant Sons, John Biddulph, Charles Biddulph, and Thomas Biddulph, to grant Leases of certain Manors, capital and other Messuages, Mansions, Houses, Farms, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate in the several Counties of Surry, Sussex, and Stafford, of which they are Tenants for Life successively.” "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Hilborowe, in the County of Norfolk. “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Bleddington, in the County of Gloucester" "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Common in the Parish of Walburton, in the County of Sussex" “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Ings, and Common Lands, within the Parish of Elvington, in the East Riding of the County of York" " An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Ingham, in the County of Lincoln." An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Ings, and the Moor or Common and Waste Ground within the Manor and Township of Wheldrake, in the County of York" “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of Sancton, in the East Riding of the County of York" “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Eaton, in the County of Leicester." An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, the Open Fields, Meadows, Fens, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Hickham, in the County of Lincoln." “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, within the Lordship or Liberty of Markfield, in the County of Leicester, and the Common Ground there lying; within the Ring or Boundaries of the same Fields, or adjoining thereto.” “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor or Parish of Grendon Underwood, in the County of Buckingham." “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Shaxton. otherwise Shackston, otherwise Skackerston, in the County of Leicester." “ An Act for the more effectual draining, embanking, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Hamlet of Wimblington, in the Parish of Doddington, and in the Parish of Chatterefs, within theIsle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge" “ An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Nafferton and Wansford, in the Parish of Nafferton, in the East Riding of the County of York" An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Thwing, in the East Riding of the County of York." “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and other Open Grounds, within the Township of Atwick otherwise Attenwick, in Holdernesse, in the County of York" An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part or Share of Belper Ward, which belongeth to Highedge, in the County of Derby" “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common called Crosgate Moor, in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham, and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain enclosed Intercommon Lands there.” “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, in the Manor, Parish, Liberties, or Precincts, of Cublington, in the County of Buckingham." “ An Act to enable the Reverend John Wood, his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Davies, in pursuance of the Will of the Reverend John Davies Doctor in Divinity deceased.” “ An Act for enable Stephen Payne Esquire, and his Issue, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Gallway, pursuant to the Will of Tobias Wall Gallway Esquire deceased.” “ An Act for naturalizing Lewis Diedrick Heshuysen." “ An Act for naturalizing Henry Uhthoff." “ An Act for naturalizing Peter Ravert's and David Lewis Godm." And Albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been Personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding Also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Mosl Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Wellbeloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; George William Earl of Bristol, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, First Commissioner of Our Treasury; Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Hugh Duke of Northumberland; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Franns Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl Ligonier, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors, Wills Lord Harwich, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William. Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Thomas Lord Grantham, and John Lord Lovell and Holland; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof not with-slanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-First Day of March in the Ninth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

“ In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned, and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

1. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine."

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

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et atnsi le veult."

2. An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, 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-nine;" and for securing and preserving Duplicates of Assessments and other Papers relating to the Land Tax."

3. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-First Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, “ An Act for the general Quiet of the Subjects, against all Pretences of Concealment whatsoever."

“ 4. An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and to indemnifying Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped."

“ 5. An Act for repealing so much of an Act made in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “ An Act to encourage the bringing Plate into the Mint to be coined, and for the further remedying the ill State of the Coin of the Kingdom," as restrains any Person keeping an Inn, Tavern, AleHouse, or Victualling House, or selling Wine, Ale, Beer, or any other Liquors, by Retail, from publickly using any wrought or manufactured Plate, or any Utensil or Vessel thereof, except Spoons; and for putting an End to Prosecutions commenced for Offences against such Part of the said Act."

6. An Act for the better paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Liberty of Saint Martin le Grand, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

7. An Act for continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Montrose and Privileges thereof, for supplying the said Town with Fresh Water; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

8. An Act for the better paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and Lanes, in the Parish and Borough of New Windsor, in the County of Berks, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

9. An Act for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Gate in the Township of Greenfield, to the North Limits of the Township of Mostyn, and from Mostyn to Henllan, and from Llanerch y Mor to Pen y Fordd wain, in the Counties of Flint and Denbigh.

“10. An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Denbigh, to the Turnpike Road between Northop and Holywell, and from Avon Wen to the Town of Mold, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint."

“11. An Act for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; and for repealing so much of an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the repairing the Road leading from Wool to the said Borough."

“12. An Act to empower the Right Honourable Sir Henry Cavendish Baronet, to shut up certain Roads, and a Foot Path, in the Parish of Doveridge, in the County of Derby, and to oblige him to make and keep in Repair, for the future, a new Road and Foot Path in Lieu thereof."

“13. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Sixteenth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Marlborough to Shepherd's Shord, and from Beckhampton to the Top of Cherill Hill, and from Avebury to Beckhampton, in the County of Wilts; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Gate at Avebury to Wroughton, and from the North Side of Swindon to The Carpenters Arms in Blunsden, in the said County."

“14. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Mereworth Croft, to the Road leading from Seal to Wrotham Heath; and also the said Road from opposite the House of William Dalison Esquire to Hadlow Street, in the County of Kent.

“15. An Act for enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Gloucester towards Hereford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for amending several other Roads near or adjoining to some of the said Roads."

“16. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, in the County of Essex, to Stump Croft, in the Parish of Great Chesterford, in the said County."

“17. An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Road from the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Bucks, to the North Extent of the Parish of Hanwell, in the County of Oxford, leading towards Warmington Gáte"

“18. An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from Birmingham to Bilstone, and from thence to Autherley, there to communicate with the Canal now making between the Rivers Severn and Trent; and for making collateral Cuts up to several Coal Mines;" and to explain and amend the said Act."

“19. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Monk Bridge, near the Suburbs of the City of York to New Malton, and from thence to Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also from Spittlehouse, in the East Riding of the said County, to Scarborough aforesaid."

“20. An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to the Tenth Mile Stone from Cirencester, at or near the East End of the Town of Tetbury, and from the West End of the Church Yard in the said Town of Tetbury, to a Gate in the said County, near the Monument upon Lansdown."

“21. An Act to enable Edward Byrom Esquire to complete a Building intended for a new Church in the Town of Manchester, and for making the same a perpetual Cure and Benesice, and for other Purposes."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced; severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these words; (videli),

“Le Roy le veult."

“22. An Act for veisting certain Lands in the Parish of Chislehurst in the County of Kent, devised by the Will ofThomas Farrington Esquire deceased, in Trustees, to convey the same to Charles Lord Camden, and for settling Lands to be taken in Exchange, and for laying out Money arising by Sale thereof in other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to the same Uses"

“23. An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, and for effecting an Exchange of Lands between the Most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, and the Warden and Scholars of Merton College, in Oxford."

“24. An Act for appointing Jointures for the Wives, and providing Portions for the younger Children, of the Right Honourable Willoughby Earl of Abingdon, and the Honourable Peregrine Bertie his Brother, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned."

“25. An Act for enable Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Baronet, a Minor, to make a Settlement on his intended Marriage with the Lady Henrietta Somerset."

“26. An Act for discharging divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of Sir Bellingham Graham Baronet, in the County of York, from the Uses and Trusts limited and declared by the Will of the Honourable Mary Graham deceased, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, other Part of the Estate of the said Sir Bellingham

Graham, in the said County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

“27. An Act to empower Richard Garth Esquire to make Leases of his Settled Estates in the County of Surry for building upon and improving the same.”

“28. An Act for vesting certain Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Baldock, in the County of Hertford, devised by the Will of Edward Sparhauke Gentleman deceased, in Lawndey Sparkauke Esquire, and his Heirs, discharged from the Uses of the said Will, and for substituting and settling an undivided Moiety of other Lands and Hereditaments in Hertforshire in Lieu thereof, and to the like Uses.”

“29. An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estate of the Reverend William Lloyd Clerk, in Trustees, for railing Money to discharge the Debts, Legacies, and Incumbrances, affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“30. An Act for confirming a Partition between John Edwards Esquire, John Freemantle Esquire, and Frances his Wife, and Mary Edwards Spinster, of several Estates in the County of Middlesex and City of Bristol, devised by the Will of John Schoppens Esquire deceased, and of the Residue of the Personal Estate of the said John Schoppens,”

“31. An Act to enable Charles Biddulph Esquire, and his Three Infant Sons, John Biddulph, Charles Biddulph, and Thomas Biddulph, to grant Leases of certain Manors, capital and other Messages, Mansion Houses, Farms, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate in the several Counties of Surry, Sussex, and Stafford, of which they are Tenants for Life successively.”

“32. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Hilborowe, in the County of Norfolk.”

“33. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Bleddington, in the County of Gloucester:”

“34. An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Common, in the Parish of Walburton, in the County of Sussex.”

“35. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Ings, and Common Lands, within the Parish of Elvington, in the East Riding of the County of york”

“36. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Ingham, in the Gounty of Lincoln,”

“37. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Ings, and the Moor or Common and Waste Ground within the Manor and Township of Wheldrake, in the County of York.”

“38. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of Sancton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“39. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Eaton, in the County of Leicester”

“40. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, the Open Fields, Meadows, Fens, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Hickham, in the County of Lincoln.”

“41. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields within the Lordship or Liberty of Markfield, in the County of Leicester, and the Common Ground there lying within the Ring or Boundaries of the same Fields, or adjoining thereto.”

“ 42. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, Meadow Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor or Parish of Grendon Underwood, in the County of Buckingham.”

“ 43. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Shaxton, otherwise Shackston, otherwise Shackerston, in the County of Leicester.”

“ 44. An Act for the more effectual draining, embanking, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Hamlet of Wimblington, in the Parish of Doddington, and in the Parish of Chatteress, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge.”

“ 45. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Nafferton and Wan ford, in the Parish of Nafferton, in the East Riding of the County of York:

“ 46. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Thwing, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“ 47. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and other Open Grounds, within the Township of Atwick otherwise Attenwick, in Holderness, in the County of York.”

“ 48. An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part or Share of Belper Ward, which belongeth to Highedge in the County of Derby”

“ 49. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common called Crosgate Moor in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham, and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain enclosed Intercommon Lands there.”

“ 50. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, in the Manor, Parish, Liberties, or Precincts, of Cublington, in the County of Buckingham”

“ 51. An Act to enable the Reverend John Wood, his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Davies, in pursuance of the Will of the Reverend John Davies Doctor in Divinity deceased.”

“ 52. An Act to enable Stephen Payne Esquire and his Issue to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Gallway, pursuant to the Will of Tobias Wall Gallway Esquire deceased.”

“ 53. An Act for naturalizing Lewis Diedrick Heshuysen.”

“ 54. An Act for naturalizing Henry Uhthoff.”

“ 55. An Act for naturalizing Peter Ravert's and David Lewis Godin.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desire”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure:

The House was resumed.

Message from H. C. to return Swinbain's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of John Swinburn Esquire, in the County of Northumberland and Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same, and to lay out and apply the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates in the County of Durham; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hutton Cranswick Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadow Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Hutton Cranswick, in the East Riding of the County of York,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Messages from H. C. to return Sir Tho. Bioughton's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vetting in Trustees certain Timber Trees and other Trees, Handing and being upon the Estates of Sir Thomas Broughton, in the Counties of Chester and Stafford, and to enable them to sell, cut down, sell, and dispose of the same; and to lay out a competent Part of the Money arising by the Sale thereof in rebuilding the ancient Mansion House of the Family called Doddington Hall, in the County of Chester, and the necessary Offices to be enjoyed therewith and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir Edw. Astley 3 Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of Sir Edward Astley Baronet, in the County of Warwick, in him in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses of the Settlement made on his Marriage with Rhoda Astley his former Wife, deceased, and for substituting and settling an undivided Moiety of other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of 'Norfolk, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses; with such Powers as therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Chichester's Bi11.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Real Estates late of Richard Chichester Esquire deceased, in England, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money to be applied to pay off the Legacies charged upon and affecting the same, and the lnterest thereof, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chapman's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower Anthony Chapman Esquire to grant Leases of Part of his Settled Estates, in the County of Middlesex and City of London.”

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. Pechell and Mr. Montagu:

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

Norwich to Caister Cause-way Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending the Road from Bishopsgate Bridge, in the City of Norwich, to a Stone formerly called The Two Mile Stone, where the Norwich Road joins the Caister Causeway, Two Miles and a Half short of the Town of Great Yarmouth.”

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

D. Bedford.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Durham.L. Delamer.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Carlisle.L. King.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Sandys.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Walpole.
E. Rochford.L. Grosvenor
E. Abercorn.L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont.L. Boston.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bucks.
E. Ilchester.
V. Weymouth.
V. Irvine.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, 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 to adjourn as they please.

Dr Wilson's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Christopher Wilson Doctor in Divinity, Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, London, to make and grant unto the Mayor and Commonalty, and Citizens, of the City of London, a Lease of the. Prebendal Estate of Halhwell and Finsbury, in the Suburbs of the said City, for a Term of Ninety-nine Years,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

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

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the Title of the Bill, by leaving out the Words “and his Successors"].

And the said Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

D Noithum-berland's Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for selling the Capital Message or Mansion House called Percy Lodge, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Bucks, devised by the Will of the Mod Noble Frances late Duchess Dowager of Somerset, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses,” 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 One Amendment thereto.”

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be engrossed.

Nottingham Shire-Hall Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to rebuild the Shire-Hall of the County of Nottingham, and for using the Guild-Hall of the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham for the Purposes of a Shire-Hall in the mean Time.”

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

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

American Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and further continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual in His Majesty's Dominions in America an Act, passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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.

Scole Bridge to Bury St. Edmunds. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Scole Bridge to the Place where the East Gate lately flood in the Town of Bury St. Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk.”

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

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

Norwich to Scole Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Norwich to Scole Bridge, in the County of Norfolk”

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.

Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repair and widen the Road from the Broken Cross in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, over the Long Moss and Monks Heath, to the Turnpike Road in Nether Tabley, in the said County, and for turning and exchanging Part of the said Road.”

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.

Ofbaldwick, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Grounds, lying in Osbaldwick, with Gate Helmsley, and Peter land Row, in the County of York.”

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

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

Pengate to Latchett's Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for amending the Road from Pengate to Latchett's Bridge, and other Roads, in the County of Wilts, and for amending several Roads near adjoining to the said Roads.”

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.

Stevenage, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts, passed in the Sixth and Twelfth Years of King George the First, and the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Stevenage; in the County of Hertford, to Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for repairing and widening the Road from Radwell Corner to the Turnpike Road at Arlesey, in the County of Bedford”

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.

Sheriff Hutton and West Lilling Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, certain Open Fields, Lands, and Commons, within the Townships of Sheriff Hutton and West Lilting, in the Parish of Sheriff Hutton, in the County of York.”

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

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

Torre, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Torre of Snydall, in the County of York, Clerk; 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 in Trustees several Real Estates late of Jane Torre Widow deceased, in Hassle, Tranby, Anlaby, and elsewhere, within the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, which were given and devised by her Will to and for the Benefit of the Reverend Mr. James Torre Clerk, her Son, and his Children, upon Trust, to sell the same, and apply the Money to arise by the Sale in Manner therein expressed.”

Whitehurst, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend Thomas Whitehurst Clerk; 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 Estates of the Reverend Thomas Whitehurst Clerk, and Sarah his Wife, in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, in the said Thomas Whitehurst in Fee Simple, and for settling other Estates of the said Thomas Whitehurst, in the said County of Hertford, to the same Uses as the said Estates were settled.”

Bodmin, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Bodmin, in the County of Cornwall” 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 Nicholas Church, Boston, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising Money, to discharge Debts contracted for rebuilding the Parish Church and Tower of Saint Nicholas, in the City of Bristol, and to rebuild the Spire, and complete the said Church, and for other Purposes,” was committed.

Walsingham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Walsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham,” 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.”

No Causes till after Ealler.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes till after the Recess at Easter,

Dr Wilsons Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Christopher Wilson Doctor in Divinity, Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, London, to make and grant unto the Mayor, and Commonalty, and Citizens, of the City of London, a Lease of the Prebendal Estate of Hanwell and Finsbury, in the Suburbs of the said City, for a Term of Ninety-nine Years.”

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.

Markham's Bill; Motion to dispence with Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, the Freehold and Inheritance of the Estate of George Markham Esquire deceased, in the County of Lincoln, along with a precedent Term therein, and for other Purposes,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Thursday next, and the Lords summoned.

York and Kingston upon Hull Play-house Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Playhouse in the City of York, and in the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Montgomery, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth) "and Salop”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lelley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, in the Township of Lelley, in the Parish of preston, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

South Willingham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds, within the Parish of South Willingham, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Barnoldby le Beck Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Barnoldby le Back, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Waltham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds, within the Parish of Waltham, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Attenby, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the several Townships of Atterby, Snitterby, and Waddingham, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sutton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Town Fields, Common Balks, Stinted Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Sutton and Parish of Norton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shawbury, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road, from the End of the Turnpike Road in Shawbury, in the County of Salop, to Drayton in Hales, in the said County, and from thence to Newcastle under Line, in the County of Stafford; and from Shawbury aforesaid to the Turnpike Road in. High Ercall, in the said County of Salop; and from Shawbury aforesaid to Wem, in the said County, and from thence to the Turnpike Road in Sandford, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Harlow Bush Common to Woodford, Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, palled in the Tenth Year of King George the First and the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road, from the North Part of Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, to Woodford, in the County of Essex.”

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 Ten 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.

Plunkett and Reily against V. Glerawley and Annesley.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Arthur James Plunkett Esquire, commonly called Earl of Fingall, in the Kingdom of Ireland, and James Reily Esquire, complaining of a Decretal Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Second Day of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that the Right Honourable William Lord Viscount Glerawley, in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Arthur Annesley Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Lord Viscount Glerawley and Arthur Annesley may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer thereto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 25th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerks in Court or Agents respectively of the said Respondent; in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Clay and Su therland a gainst Sir John Sinclair.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Gray of Creuch, and William Sutherland Writer in Edinburgh, complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 12th of July, 5th of August, 24th of November, and 7th of December 1768, and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 3d of February last and 10th of this instant March; and, praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir John Sinclair of Murckle Baronet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Sir John Sinclair may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 18th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Agents or Counsel in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurorae, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 22o Martii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Winchilsea.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Sir; S. Sebright to alter the Comse of Descent o Copy hold Estates, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for changing and altering the Course of Descent (of Copyhold Estates, held of the Manor of Wolverley, in the County of Worcester from the Nature of Borough English to the Course of Descent according to Common Law,” 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.

Sheriff Hutton and West Lilling Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, certain Open Fields, Lands, and Commons, within the Townships of Sheriff Hutton and West Lilling, in the Parish of Sheriff Hutton, in the County of York,” was committed.

Ofbaldwick, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Grounds lying in Osbaldwick, with Gate Helmsley, and Peterland Row, in the County of York” was committed.,

Nettingham Shire-Hall Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to rebuild the Shire-Hall of the County of Nottingham, and for using the Guild-Hall of the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham, for the Purposes of a Shire-Hall, in the mean Time,” 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.”

Stevenage, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts, passed in the Sixth and Twelfth Years of King George the First, and the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Stevenage, in the County of Hertford, to Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for repairing and widening the Road from Radwell Corner to the Turnpike Road at Arlesey, in the County of Bedford” was committed.

Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repair and widen the Road from the Broken Cross in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, over the Long Moss and Monk's Heath, to the Turnpike Road in Nether Tabley, in the said County; and for turning and exchanging Part of the said Road,” was committed.

Norwich to Scole Bridge Rodd Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Norwich to Scole Bridge, in the County of Norfolk,” was committed.

Scole Bridge to Bury St. Edmunds Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Scole Bridge to the Place where the East Gate lately flood in the Town of Bury St. Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk,” was committed.

Norwich to Caister Cause way Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending the Road from Bishopsgate Bridge, in the City of Norwich, to a Stone formerly called The Two Mile Stone, where the Norwich Road joins the Caister Causeway, Two Miles and a Half short of the Town of Great Yarmouth,” was committed.

Messages from H. C. to return D. Grafton's Divorce Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton with the Honourable Ann Liddell his now Wife, and to enable him to many again, and for other “Purposes there in mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Worgan's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Worgan with Sarah Mackelcan his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Gainsburgh Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and Public Passages, in the Town of Gainsburgh, in the County of Lincoln, and for laying a Duty on all Coals brought to the said Town to be sold, and for applying the same to such Purposes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H.C. to return Noel's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estates of the Honourable William Noel Esquire deceased, situate in Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, in Trustees, to sell the same, and apply the Money arising therefrom as therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

County Shire Hall,&c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Justices of the Peace in the General Quarter Sessions of their respective Counties and Divisions to repair the Shire Halls, County Halls, or other Buildings, wherein the Assizes or Grand Sessions are usually held;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Accountant General's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon Government Securities, a further Sum of Money, not exceeding a Sum therein limited, out of the Common and General Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court, and to apply the Interest arising therefrom towards answering the Charges of the Office of the Accountant General of the said Court;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mac Clellan's Claim to the Barony of Kircudbright.

Upon reading the Petition of Lieutenant John Mac Clellan (claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of Lord Kircudbright); setting forth, “That, in Obedience to their Lordships Standing Order, the Petitioner lodged his Cases, and then humbly prayed their Lordships to appoint a Day for hearing his Petition before the Committee of Privileges, to which it was referred in the last Session of Parliament, but on Account of the Shortness of the Session, the Hearing was postponed; that the Petitioner, (who is an Officer belonging to One of His Majesty's Regiments in Garrison at Gibraltar, and has been Two Years absent upon this Business), being now prepared to proceed in the said Hearing;” and therefore praying, “Their, Lordships to revive the said Committee; to renew the Order of Reference upon the said Petition; and to appoint an early Day, after the approaching Recess, for the Hearing of the same:”

It is Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do meet, to consider of the said Claim, on Tuesday the nth Day of April next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

D. Northumberland's Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for selling the Capital Messuage or Mansion House, called Percy Lodge, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Bucks, devised by the Will of the Most Noble Frances late Duchess Dowager of Somerset, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses.”

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. Holford and Mr. Montagu:

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

Bodmin Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads, leading to and through the Borough of Bodmin, in the County of Cornwall”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Nicholas Church, Bristol, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for railing Money, to discharge Debts contracted for rebuilding the Parish Church and Tower of Saint Nicholas, in the City of Bristol, and to rebuild the Spire and complete the said Church, and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Walsingham Enclosure Bills

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, within the Manor and Pasture of Walsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Scole Bridge to Bury St. Edmund Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Scole Bridge to the Place where the East Gate lately flood in the Town of Bury Saint Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Osbaldwick, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Grounds lying in Osbaldwick, with Gate Helmsley, and Peterland Row, in the County of York”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Norwich to Scole Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Norwich to Scole Bridge, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repair and widen the Road from the Broken Cross, in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, over the Long Moss and Monks Heath, to the Turnpike Road in Nether Tabley, in the said County, and for turning and exchanging Part of the said Road.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stevenage, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts, passed in the Sixth and Twelfth Years of King George the First, and the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Stevenage, in the County of Hertford, to Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for repairing and widening the Road from Radwell Corner to the Turnpike Road at Arlesey, in the County of Bedford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sheriff Hutton and West Lilling Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, certain Open Fields, Lands, and Commons, within the Townships of Sheriff Hutton and West Lilling, in the Parish of Sheriff Hutton, in the County of York”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Norwich to Caister Cause way Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending the Road from Bishopsgate Bridge, in the City of Norwich, to a Stone formerly called The Two Mile Stone, where the Norwich Road joins the Caister Causeway, Two Miles and a Half short of the Town of Great Yarmouth.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative:

Nottingham, Shire Hall Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to rebuild the Shire-Hall of the County of Nottingham, and for using the Guild-Hall of the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham for the Purposes of a Shire-Hall in the mean Time.”

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 Eleven 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.

Beverley, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to the Ferry at Hesle, and from the Malton Guide Post to the Gravel Pit at Cottingham, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H.C. to return D. Queens berry's Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover and his Heirs, in Fee Simple, certain Lands, Part of his entailed Estate, in the County of Dumfries, and for settling in Lieu thereof other Lands, lying contiguous to and interspersed with the said entailed Estate;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sir J. S. Sebright to after the Course of Descent of Copyhold Estates, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for changing and altering the Course of Descent (of Copyhold Estates held of the Manor of Wolverley, in the County of Worcester) from the Nature of Borough English to the Course of Descent according to Common Law.”

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.

Pulteney et Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Pulteney Esquire and Frances his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill a

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 Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney to purchase and exchange Lands and Grounds in the Manor of Bathwick in the County of Somerset, for the Purpose of making certain Roads and Ways to and from a free Bridge by them intended to be built over the River Avon in the said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said Estate, for the Time being, under the said Will, to grant Leases of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water, within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of Bath; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Bertie et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Peregrine Bertie Esquire and Catharine his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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 obviating a Doubt arising on the Settlement of Peregrine Bertie Esquire with Catharine his present Wife.”

Worgan's Divorce Bill.

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

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

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

To acquaint them therewith.

Torre's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees several Real Estates late of Jane Torre Widow, deceased, in Hessle, Tranby, Anlaby, and elsewhere, within the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, which were given and devised by her Will to and for the Benefit of the Reverend Mr. James Torre Clerk her Son, and his Children, upon Trust, to sell the same and apply the Money to arise by the Sale in Manner therein expressed.”

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

D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Carlisle.L. Delamer.
E. Winchilsea.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Sandys.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn.L. Boston.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bucks.
V. Hereford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Whitehurst et Ux. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of the Reverend Thomas Whitehurst Clerk and Sarah his Wife, in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, in the said Thomas Whitehurst in Fee Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said Thomas Whitehurst, in the said County of Hertford, to the same life's as the said Estates were settled.”

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.

Standing Order respecting Money for Parctases befrig lodged in the Bank.

Ordered, That all the Lords, who have been or shall be present this Session, be appointed a Committee to take into Consideration so much of the Standing Order, No. 126, which directs the Money arising by the Sale of Lands, as is to be laid out in a new purchase, when no such purchase is ready, to be paid into the Bank of England, in the Name of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, to remain there without Interest, until a proper purchase can be got and approved of; and to report their Opinion there upon:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

American Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and further continuing an Act, of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an Act, passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desersion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and further continuing an Act, of the Sixth Year of his present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an Act, passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An AS for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Davidson to enter into Recognizance on Hepburn's Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Henry Davidson Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Reverend Mr. Thomas Hepburn, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

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

Ross to enter into Recognizance on Gray and Sutherland's Appeal.

The House being moved, “That William Ross of Lincoln's Inn Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Robert Gray and William Sutherland, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Ross may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 23o Martii 1769.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancel Larius.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Gower, Præes.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. King.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. CarliohComes Westmorland.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Boston.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Shire and County Halls Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to enable the Justices of the Peace in the General Quarter sessions of their respective Counties and Divisions to repair the Shire Halls, County Halls, or other Buildings, wherein the Assizes or Grand sessions are usually held.”

Accountant Genera's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out upon Government Securities a further Sum of Money, not exceeding a Sum therein limited, out of the Common and General Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court, and to apply the Interest arising therefrom towards answering the Charges of the Office of the Accountant General of the said Court.”

Markham's Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made on Tuesday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, the Freehold and Inheritance of the estate of George Markham Esquire deceased, in the County of Lincoln, along with a precedent Term therein; and for other Purposes,” stands committed, may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case.

Pengate to Latchett's Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for amending the Road from Pengate to Latchett's Bridge, and other Roads, in the County of Wilts, and for amending several Roads near adjoining to the said Roads;” 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.”

Hutton Crans-wick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadow Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Hutton Cranswick, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

Beverley, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to the Ferry at Hessle, and from the Malton Guide Post to the Gravel Pit at Cottingham, in the County of York.”

Gainsburgh Paving &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, Intituled, “An Act for the more effectual paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and Public Passages, in the Town of Gainsburgh, in the County of Lincoln and for laying a Duty on all Coals brought to the said Town to be sold, and for applying the same to such Purposes.”

Pulteney's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney to purchase and exchange Lands and. Grounds in the Manor of Bathwick, in the County of Somerset, for the Purpose of making certain Roads and Ways to and from a free Bridge by them intended to be built over the River Avon, in the, said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said estate, for the Time being, under the said Will, to grant Leases of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor, and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water, within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Bath; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Le Despencer.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. London.L. WilloughbyPar.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Durham.L. Delamer.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. Chester.L. Trevor.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Masham.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. King.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Sandys.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Bp. Garlsle.L. Walpole.
E. Loudoun.L. Scarsdale.
E. MarthmantL. Boston.
E. Kerr.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Ilchester.L. Beaulieu.
E. Radnor.
V. Hereford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, of any five of them, to meet on Friday the 7th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers 5 and to adjourn as they please.

Bertie's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for obviating a Doubt arising on the Settlement of Peregrine Bertie Esquire with Catharine his present Wife.”

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.

Irvine against E. Aberdeen et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Irvine of Drum, and his Curators or Guardians, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 27th Day of January last, and 9th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or chat the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Earl of Aberdeen, Mrs. Margaret Duff of Coulter, Alexander Udney of Udney Esquire her Husband, Alexander Thomson Advocate in Aberdeen, and Patrick Duff, of Whuiehtd, may be required to answer the, said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Earl of Aherdan, Mrs. Margaret Duff, Alexander Udney, Alexander Thomson, and Patrick Duff, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers there unto in Writing on or before Thursday the 20th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Agerts or Counsel of the said Respondents, in the said Coust of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The house was resumed.

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,

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles or the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

“ 1. An Act for amending and further continuing an Act, of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an Act, passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

“ 2. An Act for raising Money to discharge Debts contracted for rebuilding the Parish Church and Tower of Saint Nicholas, in the City of Bristol, and to rebuild the Spire and complete the said Church; and for other Purposes.”

“ 3. An Act to rebuild the Shire-Hall of the County of Nottingham, and for using the Guild-Hall of the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham, for the Purposes of a Shire-Hall, in the mean Time.”

“ 4. An Act for enabling His Majesty to liceuse a PlayHouse in the City of York, and in the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull.”

“5. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, and Salop”

“ 6. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the End of the Turnpike Road in Shawbury, in the County of Salop, to Drayton in Hales, in the said County, and from thence to Newcastle under Line, in the County of Stafford; and from Shawbury aforesaid to the Turnpike Road in High Ercall, in the said County of Salop; and from Shawbury aforesaid to Wem, in the said County, and from thence to the Turnpike Road in Sandford, in the said County.”

“ 7. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Tenth Year of King George the First, and the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North Part of Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, to Woodford, in the County of Essex.”

“ 8. An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts, passed in the Sixth and Twelfth Years of King George the First, and the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Stevenage, in the County of Hertford, to Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for repairing and widening the Road from Radwell Corner to the Turnpike Road at Arlcsey, in the County of Bedford”

“ 9. An Act to repair and widen the Road from the Broken Cross in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, over the Long Mots and Monks Heath to the Turnpike Road in Nether Tabley, in the said County; and for turning and exchanging Part of the said Road.”

“ 10. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Norwich to Scole Bridge, in the County of Norfolk.”

“ 11. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Scole Bridge to the Place where the East Gate lately flood in the Town of Bury Saint Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk”

“ 12. An Act for amending the Road from Bishops-gate Bridge in the City of Norwich, to a Stone formerly called The Two Mile Stone, where the Norwich Road joins the Caister Causeway, Two Miles and a Half short of the Town of Great Yarmouth”

“ 13. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads, leading to and through the Borough of Bodmin, in the County of Cornwall.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“14. An Act for vesting in Charles Duke of Queens-berry and Dover and his Heirs, in Fee Simple, certain Lands, Part of his entailed Estate in the County of Dumfries, and for settling in Lieu thereof other Lands lying contiguous to and interspersed with the said entailed Estate.”

“ 15. An Act for vesting in Truslees certain Timber Trees and other Trees standing and being upon the Estates of Sir Thomas Broughton, in the Counties of Chester and Stafford, and to enable them to sell, cut down, sell, and dispose pf the same; and to lay out a competent Part of the Money arising by the Sale thereof in rebuilding the ancient Mansion House of the Family, called Doddington Hall, in the County of Chester, and the necessary Offices to be enjoyed therewith; and for other Purposes.”

“ 16. An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of Sir Edward Astley Baronet, in the County of Warwick, in him, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses of the Settlement made on his Marriage with Rhoda Aslley his former Wife deceased, and for substituting and settling an undivided Moiety of other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses, with such Powers as therein mentioned.”

“ 17. An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Eslates of John Swinburn Esquire, in the County of Northumberland and Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, in Truslees, in Trust to sell the same, and to lay out and apply the Money to arise by such Sale in the purchase of other Estates in the County of Durham; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“ 18. An Act for vesting the Estates of the Honourable William Noel Esquire deceased, situate in Stanford, in the County of Lincoln, in Truslees, to sell the same, and apply the Money arising therefrom as therein mentioned.”

“ 19. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, in the Township of Lelley, in the Parish of Preston, in Hol dernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York”

“ 20. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain. Open and Common Fields and Grounds, within the Parish of South Willingham, in the County of Lincoln.”

“ 21. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Barnoldby le Beck, in the County of Lincoln.”

“ 22. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds, within the Parish of Waltham, in the County of Lincoln.”

“ 23. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain, Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the several Townships of Atterby, Snitterby, and Waddingham, in the County of Lincoln”

“ 24. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Town. Fields, Common Balks, Stinted Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Sutton and Parish of Norton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“ 25. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, certain Open Fields, Lands, and Commons, within the Townships of Sheriff Button and West Lilling, in the Parish of Sheriff Button, in the County of York.”

“ 26. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Grounds lying in Osbaldwick, with Gate Helmsley, and Peter land Row, in the County of York.”

“ 27. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Wolfing. ham, in the County Palatine of Durham.”

“ 28. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton with the Honourable Ann Liddell his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“ 29. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John o Worgan with Sarah Mackelcan his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, lexturn diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Aurorae, Dominis sic decernentibus.

6o die Aprilis 1786.

Hitherto examined by us,

Morton.

Hopetoun.

Montfort.

Footnotes

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