House of Lords Journal Volume 33
March 1771, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: March 1771, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 104-128. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113545 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 11o Martii 1771.
Hilder against Atkinston Writ of Error: E. Stanhope’s Estate Bill. Melton Enclosure Bill; The King’s Consent signified to it. For miking the City of Oxford commodious Bill. Wapping, Paving Bill. Brough Ferry,, &c. Road Bill. Parkinson et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read: Southwark Sewers Bill. Birmingham &c. Road Bill. East Garston Enclosure Bill Scalby Enclosure Bill. Stoke Ferry, &c. Drainage Bill. E. Carlisle’s Estate Bill. Goring’s Bill. Froggatt’s Bill. Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill. Corsellis’s Bill. Reading and Puntfield Road Bill. Myton Enclosure Bill Horsham, &c. Road Bill. Charteris’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Alveston Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Causes put off. Andre et al. against Crauford. Adjourn. Die Martis, 12o Martii 1771.
Hankins, Leave for a Bills. Bill read. Lissett Enclosure Bill. Kilham on the Woulds Enclosure Bill. Message from H.C. to return Noverre’s Naturalization Bill. West Ashby Enclosure Bill. Westminster Paving Bill. Minchin, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Collingham and Wetherby Road Bill. Greenfield, &c. Road Bill. Reading and Puntfield Road Bill. Aston Subedge Enclosure Bill. Message from H.C. to return Underwood’s Bill. Smyth’s Bill. Parkinson’s Bill. Monyash Enclosure Bill. East Garston Enclosure Bill. Scalby Enclosure Bill. Priestwood Enclosure Bill. Stoke Ferry, &c. Drainage Bill. Blake’s Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it, and to the Scalby, &c. Enclosure Bill. E. Stanhope’s Estate Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Southwark Sewers Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Woodsall, Printer of the Morning Chronicle, to be attached. To restrain persons divorced, from marrying with the offending Party, Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 13o Martii 1771.
Melton Enclosure Bill. Applet Enclosure Bill. Sir Boolth Williams, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. E. Rothes against Sir,John Anstruther. Longlands to enter into Recognizance on E. Rothes Appeal. Lissett Enclosure Bill. Kilham on the Woulds, Enclosure Bill. Brough Ferry &c. Road Bill. Horncastle Enclosure Bill. Greenfield &c. Roads Bill. Reading and Puntfield Road Bill: Collingham Road Bill. Aston Subedge Enclosure Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four precedeing Bills. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 14o Martii 1771.
Indemnity Bill. Burton upon Trent Enclosure Bill. Horninglow Enclosure Bill. Stapenhill and Winshill Enclosure Bill. South Reston Enclosure Bill. Boothby Graffoe Enclosure Bill. Butlers Marston Enclosure Bill. Hetton Enclosure Bill. Woodfall, Printer of the Morning Chronicle fined and committed to Newgate. To retrain Persons divorced from marrying with the offending Party, Bill. Minchin’s Bill. Hainkins’s Bill. Hodges to Beadles Hill, &c. Road Bill. Myton Carr Enclosure Bill. East Garston Enclosure Bill. Melton Enclosure Bill: Appleby Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 15o Martii 1771.
Minchin’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee on it. South Reston Enclosure Bill; the King’s Content signified to it. Bullock’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Horncastle Enclosure Bill. Lissett Enclosure Bill. Monyash Enclosure Bill. Priestwood Enclosure Bill. Kilham on the Woulds, Enclosure Bill. Stoke Ferry, Drainage Bill. Brough Ferry, &c. Road Bill. To restrain Persons divorced from marrying with the of fending Party, Bills: Message to H. C. with it. Oxford, &c. Bill. Sir Booth Williams’s Estate Bill. Indemnity Bill. Stretton, &c. Enclosure Bill. Horninglow Enclosure Bi11. Stapenhill and Winshill Enclosure Bill. South Reston Enclosure Bill. Hetton Enclosure Bill. Myton Carr Enclosure Bill: East Garston Enclosure Bill: Hodges to Beadles Hill Road Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Rosses against Ross. Causes removed. Adjourn Die Lunæ, 18o Martii 1771.
E. Rosebery Leave for a Bill: Bill read: Perrott’s Bill: Wapping Paving Bill. Birmingham, &c. Road Bill. Minchin’s Bill, Committee shortened. Boothby Graffoe Enclosure Bill. Monyash Enclosure Bill: Lissett Enclosure Bill: Priestwood Enclosure Bill: West Ashby Enclosure Bill: Brough Ferry &c. Road Bill: Stoke Ferry Drainage Bill: Kilham on the Woulds Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. Horninglow Enclosure Bill. Stapenhill and Winshill Enclosure Bill: Stretton, &c. Enclosure Bill. Sutton’s Bill. Bullock’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Indemnity Bill. Sandby Enclosure Bill. Sir Booth Williams’s Estate Bill, Motion to dispence with Standing Order. Holland Ward Encosure Bill. Bedford Level Drainage Bill. Kilfall Heath Enclosure Bill. Galley Hill to Clanfield, Road Bill. Stapleford and Bramcote Enclosure Bill. Penistone Bridge, &c. Road Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 19o Martii 1771.
Redditch and Webheath Enclosure Bill. West Lavington Devizes Road Bill. Cramond Bridge to Queensferry Road Bill. Liverpool to Prescott, ,&c. Road Bill. Report of Forfeited Estates in Scotland; Accounts relative to Corn and Grain exported; and of Ships employed in the Whale Fishery there, delivered. Oxford, &c. Bill. Blake’s Bill. Minchin’s Bill. Hetton Enclosure Bill. South Reston Enclosure Bill. Westminster Paving Bill. Holland Ward Enclosure Bill. E. Rosebery’s Estate Bill: Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Bedford Level Drainage Bill. Kilsall Heath Enclosure Bill. Galley Hill to Clanfield Road Bill. Stapleford and Bramcote Enclosure Bill. Penistone Bridge, &c. Road Bill. Pulteney, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Petition against the Westminster Paving Bill. Sutton’s Bill: Minchin’ s Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Scalby Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it with Amendments. Indemnity Bill. Horninglow Enclosure Bills. Stapenhill and Winshill Enclosure Bill. Stretton, &c. Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Sir William Dunbar et al against Sinclair, Cross Appeal. Sir Booth Williams’s Estate Bill. Standing Order, dispensed with. O’Neill against Townsend et Ux.Pleadings proved. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 20o Martii 1771.
Woodfall the Printer of the Morning Chronicle discharged. E. Rosebery’s Estate Bill; Motion to Shorten the Committee. Broadway Enclosure Bill. Beanhill Fields Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Bill, for Committees of Lunaticks to make Leases of their Estates. Boothby Graffoe Enclosure Bill. E. Scarbrough et Ux. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Theobald, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Redditch and Webheath Enclosure Bill. Cramond Bridge to Queensferry, Road Bill. Devizes Road Bill. Liverpoole to Prescott, &c. Road Bill. Blake’s Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Hetton Enclosure Bill: South Reston Enclosure Bill. For making the City of Oxford more commodious, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Graham et al. against Lindsay et al. Scott against Straiton. Hilder against Atkinson: Writ of Error Non profs’d with Costs. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 11o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.Ds.Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Suffolk, C. P. S.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Dux Athol.Ds. Trevor.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Cadogan.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Stair.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Dartmouth.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Pomfret.Ds. Boston.
Comes Fitzwilliam.Ds. Camden.
Comes Radnor.Ds. Sundridge.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hilder against Atkinston Writ of Error:

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the,Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein Anthony Hilder is Plaintiff, and John Atkinson is Defendant.

E. Stanhope’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement, bearing Date the Twenty-first Day of July One thousand seven hundred and seventy, made between Frances Countess Dowager of Londonderry, Philip Earl Stanhope, and others, and for vesting several Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Devon and Wilts, in Trustees, for the Purposes in the Act mentioned,” 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.

Melton Enclosure Bill; The King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the house, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Fields, Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Welton, in the Parish of Welton, in the East Riding of the County of York;” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit:”

For miking the City of Oxford commodious Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending certain of the Mile Ways leading to Oxford, for making a commodious Entrance through the Parish of Saint Clement; for rebuilding or repairing Magdalen Bridge; for making commodious Roads from the said Bridge through the University and City, and the Avenues leading thereto; for cleaning; and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and Places, within the said University and City, and the Suburbs thereof, and the said Parish of Saint Clement; forremoving Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; for empowering Colleges and Corporations to alienate their Estates there; for removing, holding, and regulating Markets within the said City, and for other Purposes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wapping, Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving Trapping Street, in the County of Middlesex, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same, and for removing all Encroachments and Obstructions therefrom, and preventing the like for the future, and for opening a Passage from Hermitage Street into Nightingale Lane, and for paving such Passage and the East Side of Nightingale Lane;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brough Ferry,, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Saville and others: With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Low Water Mark of the River Humber, at or near Brough Ferry, in the Parish of Elloughton, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the North End of the Town of Brough, and from thence through South Cave, to Coney Clappers, in South Newbald Holmes, in the said Riding;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Parkinson et al. Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Bill read:

Hodie 1a like lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Thomas Parkinson, Edward Heathcote, and Catharine his Wife, and their respective Children, lying in the Counties of Nottingham, Lincoln, and Chester, in Trustees, to sell a sufficient Part thereof for Payment of Debts and Legacies affecting the same, and for making a Partition of the Remainder thereof, and settling the intire Premises to the Uses therein mentioned.”

Southwark Sewers Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for paving the Town and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, as relates to the Commissioners of Sewers; and for regulating the Manner of taxing Churches and other Public Buildings within the Limits of the said Act, 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, with out any Amendment.”

Birmingham &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts made in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and in the Eighteenth and Thirty-first Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Birmingham, through Warwick, to Warmington, and from Birmingham, through Stratford upon Avon, to Edgehill, in the County of Warwick, so far as. the same relate to the Road from Birmingham, through Stratford up on Avon, to Stratford Bridge, in the said County;”

East Garston Enclosure Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta, est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and allotting the Common Fields, Downs, and all other the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of East Garston. in the County of Berks.

Scalby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and un-enclosed Fields, Lands, Commons, and Wastes, within the Manor of Scalby, in the North Riding of the County of York, and also a certain Common called Throxenby Moor, otherwise Newby Moor, within the same Riding.”

Stoke Ferry, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Parishes of Stoke Ferry, Northwold, Wretton, Wereham, West Dereham, and Roxam in the County of Norfolk.”

E. Carlisle’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise several Customary Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the several Manors of Brampton, Farlam, Upper Benton, Nether Denton, Talkin, Irthington, Laversdale, New-by, Askerton, Walton Wood, Troddermain, Hayton cum Whitton, Carlatton, Castle Carrock, Cumrew, Brackenthwait, and Newbiggin, within the Barony, or reputed Barony, of Gilsland, in the County of Cumberland, late the Estate of Henry Earl of Carlisle deceased, and settled to certain uses by the Will of the said Henry Earl of Carlisle, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Abergavenny.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Chester.L. Willoughby Par.
E. Carlisle.L. Trevor.
E. Doncaster.L. Cadogan.
E. Rochford.L. Sandys.
E. Marchmont.L. Hyde.
E. Stair.L. Walpole.
E. Rosebery.L. Mansfield.
E. Oxford.L. Lyttelton.
E. Dartmouth.L. Sondes.
E. Pomfret.L. Scarsdale.
E. Fitzwilliam.L. Boston.
E. Radnor.L. Camden.
V. Falmouth.L. Sundridge.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley &Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 26th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers and to adjourn as they please.

Goring’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Conveyance to Henry Flitcroft Esquire, of certain Estates in the County of York, purchased by the Trustees in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Goring Esquire and Fanny his Wife; and for confirming a Conveyance made by the said Henry Flitcroft, to the Use of the said Trustees of other Estates in lieu thereof, in the County of Surrey.”

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.

Froggatt’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of Astley, and certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in Astley, Tyldesley, and Bedford, in the County of Lancaster, comprized in the Marriage Articles of Thomas Frog gatt and Hannah his Wife, in Trustees, to the several uses upon the Trusts, and subject to the Powers, Provisoes, and Restriction therein mentioned.”

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

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

Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Sir John Shelley Baronet, and of the Right Honourable John Shelley his Son, in the several Counties of Kent and Wilts; and also of a Farm called Kingsham Farm, in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Sussex; and for applying the Monies to arise by such Sale in Discharge of the Portions of the Daughters of the said Sir John Shelley, affecting the Estates of him and his said Son, and for other Purposes.”

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.

Corsellis’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estate late of Nicholas Corsellis Esquire, deceased, at Wivenhoe and Elmsted, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, to be fold for raising Money to discharge Incumbrances.”

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

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

Reading and Puntfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Act for repairing the Highways between the Bear Inn in Reading, and Puntfield, in the County of Berks, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing several other Roads in this Act mentioned.”

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

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

Myton Enclosure Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Pasture called Myton Carr, in the Lordship of Myton, in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, in the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull”

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

Horsham, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Hodges to Beadles Hilly and from thence to the Town of Cuckfield, and from Beadles Hill aforesaid, to the Town of Lindfield, and from the Turnpike Road between Cuckfield and Crawley, to the Town Horsham; and also the Road from Swingate, in the Parish of Burwash, to Shover Green, in the Parish of Ticehurst, all in the County of Sussex.”

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

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

Charteris’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Francis Charteris Esquire, heretofore called Francis Wemyss, and the Heirs of his Body, and several other persons therein named, and the Heirs of their respective Bodies, to retain, assume, and sign the Name of Charteris, and to bear the Arms of Charteris, and to hold and enjoy the Estate therein mentioned, notwithstanding the Descent to him or them respectively of the Honour and Title of Wemyss, or any other Honour or Title whatsoever.”

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. Harris and Mr. Browning:

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

Alveston Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause, wherein Elizabeth Ross, and Hugh Ross Esquire, Merchant in London, her Husband, are Appellants, and David Ross is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Wednesday Sevennight; and the Rest of the Causes on Cause Days in course.

Andre et al. against Crauford.

Ordered, That the Cause, wherein John Lewis Andre and others are Appellants, and Alexander Crauford Esquire, is Respondent, which stands appointed for Thursday next,be put off to Thursday Seven night.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, duodecimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 12o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Wiloughby Br.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Gower, Præses Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. EliensComes Suffolk, C. P. S.Ds. King.
Epus. Roffen.Dux RichmohdiDs. Sandys.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Grafton.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Archer.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Bolton.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Devonshire.Ds. Sondes.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Athol.Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Manthester.Ds. Camden.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Bridgewater.
Epus. Landaven.March. Rockingham.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Northampton,
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Stair.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hankins, Leave for a Bills.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Hankins Esquire; 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 enabling Richard Hankins Esquire, One of the Two surviving Executors and Trustees appointed by the last Will of Anthony Brucer Esquire deceased, to act during his Life in the Trust declared by the said Will, concerning the Residue of the Personal Estateof the said Anthony Brucer, without the Concurrence of Thomas Rives his Co-Trustee, who hath withdrawn himself into Parts beyond Seas, and for appointing other Trustees to act in the said Trusts, after the Decease of the said Richard Hankins.

Lissett Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Carrs, and other Open and Common Grounds, within the Township of Lissett, in the Parish of Beeforth, otherwise Beford, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kilham on the Woulds Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting the several Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of Kilham on the Woulds, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Message from H.C. to return Noverre’s Naturalization Bill.

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

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

West Ashby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Cow pastures, Ings, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of West Ashby, within the Manors of Horncastle and West Ashby, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westminster Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts made relating to paving, cleansing, and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Minchin, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Humphry Minchin Esquire, and Clarinda his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement dated the Twenty-third Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy, between Humphry Minchin Esquire, and George Clive Esquire, and for vesting certain Estates in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in certain Trustees, and their Heirs, for that Purpose.”

Collingham and Wetherby Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Collingham, through Wetherby, to the City of York” 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.”

Greenfield, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, 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 Waen, in the Counties of Flint and Denbigh; and for extending the said Act to several other Roads in the said Counties and the County of Carnarvon; and for taking several Roads within the said Counties out of the Power of the Trustees appointed by Two several Acts of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, and for putting the said Roads under the Direction of the Trustees appointed by the said former and this present Act,” was committed.

Reading and Puntfield Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts for repairing the Highways between the Bear Inn in Reading, and Puntfield, in the County of Berks, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing several other Roads in this Act mentioned,” was committed.

Aston Subedge Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Aston Subedge, in the County of Gloucester,” 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.”

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing and confirming an Exchange of a certain Piece of enclosed Land, in the Parish of East Barnet, in the County of Hertford and Diocese of London, for other enclosed Land, Parcel of the Glebe of the said Parish, pursuant to an Agreement between Benjamin Underwood Clerk, Master of Arts, Rector of the said Parish of East Barnet, and John Pybus Esquire;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Smyth’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Deed of Trust dated the Thirty-first of December One thousand seven hundred and seventy, and for the more effectual enabling the Trustees to raise the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds, for the Purposes therein mentioned, by Mortgage or Sale of the Freehold Estate of George Smyth the Elder, and George Smyth the Younger, Esquires, situate in the County Gloucester, or of a competent Part thereof.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Abergavenny. (fn. 1)
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. Durham.L. Cadogan.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Ely.L. King.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Rochester.L. Sandys.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Ravensworth.
D. Devonshire.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Archer.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Walpole.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Sondes.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Scarsdale.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Davids.L. Camden.
E. Northampton.L. Bp. Asaph.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Landaff,
E. Essex.L. Bp. Peterborough.
E. Carlisle.L. Bp. Chester.
E. Doncaster.
E. Scarborough.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Stair.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Bucks.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 27th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers and to adjourn as they please.

Parkinson’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for verting the Settled Estates of Thomas Parkinson, Edward Heathcote, and Catherine his Wife, and their respective Children, lying in the Counties of Nottingham, Lincoln, and Chester, in Trustees, to sell a sufficient Part thereof for Payment of Debts and Legacies affecting the same; and for making a Partition of the Remainder thereof, and settling the entire Premises to the uses therein mentioned.”

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

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

Monyash Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Monyash, in the Parish of Bakewell, in the County of Derby.”

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

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

East Garston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and allotting the Common Fields, Downs, and all other the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of East Garston in the County of Berks.”

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.

Scalby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and unenclosed Fields, Lands, Commons, and Wastes, within the Manor of Scalby, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also a certain Common called Throxenby Moor, otherwise Newby Moor, within the same Riding.”

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.

Priestwood Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Priestwood Common, in the Parishes of Mackworth, Kedleston, and Meynell Langley, or some of them, in the County of Derby.”

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

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

Stoke Ferry, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parishes of Stoke Ferry, Northwold, Wretton, Wereham, West Dereham, and Roxham, 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.

Blake’s Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it,

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to exchange Lands in Langham, in the County of Suffolk, between Patrick Blake Esquire, and Edward Burch, Rector of the Parish Church of Langham aforesaid, within the Diocese of Norwich,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

and to the Scalby, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Rochford also acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and unenclosed Fields, Lands, Commons, and Wastes, within the Manor of Scalby, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also a certain Common called Throxen by Moor, otherwise Newby Moor, within the same Riding,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

E. Stanhope’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rendering valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement, bearing Date the Twenty-first Day of July One thousand seven hundred and seventy, made between Frances Countess Dowager of Londonderry, Philip Earl Stanhope, and others; and for vesting several Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Devon and Wilts, in Trustees, for the Purposes in the Act mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Menage was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Browning:

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

Southwark Sewers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for paving the Town and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, as relates to the Commissioners of Sewers; and for regulating the Manner of taxing Churches and other public Buildings within the Limits of the said Act.”

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.

Woodsall, Printer of the Morning Chronicle, to be attached.

The Order of the Day being read for the Attendance of P. Shatwell, upon a Complaint made on Friday last, of Paragraphs in a Printed Newspaper, intituled, “The Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser, Friday, March 8th, 1771: London printed for William Woodfall, No. 6, Silver Street White Fryars;” containing a false and scandalous Misrepresentation of the Proceedings of this House:

The Yeoman Usher acquainted the House, “That the said P. Shatwell was attending as Ordered:”

Whereupon he was called in; and being sworn, the said Newspaper complained of was shewn to him:

Whereupon, he acquainted the House, “That he had the said Paper from William Woodfall, in Silver Street, White Fryars; that he has Four of them stampt, and One unstampt, brought him every Morning by the said William Woodfall’s Servant; and that the said William Woodfall is the Printer of the said Paper.”

He is directed to withdraw.

Then it was moved, “To resolve, that the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, do forthwith attach the Body of the said William Woodfall, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for his Offence;”

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, that the Gentleman usher of the Black Rod attending this House do forthwith attach the Body of the said William Woodfall, and bring him in safe custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for his Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To Sir Francis Molyneux, Knight, Gentleman usher of the Black Rod, attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

To restrain persons divorced, from marrying with the offending Party, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be again in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to restrain persons who shall be divorced for the Crime of Adultery, from marrying or contracting Matrimony with the Party with whom they have been proved to have carried on such criminal Intercourse; and to declare the Issue of such Marriages incapable of inheriting.”

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time the House was resumed.

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 13o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Gloucester.Comes Suffolk. C. P. S.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Athol.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Doncasien.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Stair.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rosebery.Ds; Scarsdale.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Dartmouth.Ds. Camden.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

prayers.

Melton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Fields, Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Melton, in the Parish of Welton, in the East Riding of the County of York” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows; (Videlicet,)

Pr.1.L.20. & 21. After the Word [“Melton”], insert [“ and whereas the King’s most Excellent Majesty, in Right of his Crown, is Patron of the Vicarage of Welton aforesaid”].

And the same being again read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Applet Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish of Appleby in the Counties of Leicester and Derby was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follows; (Videlicet,)

Pr. 6. L.12.After the Word [“of”], insert [“ancient”].

L.13.Leave out [“no Land”], and instead thereof insert [“Common Right”].

L. 22. Leave out [“Allotments”], and instead thereof insert [ “Owners and proprietors of ancient Messuage and Cottages, having no Lands in the said Fields or Enclosures within the said Parish except Homesteads”].

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

Sir Boolth Williams, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Booth Williams and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for veiling the Manor, capital Messuage, Barton Farm, and Demesne Lands of Cadhay, situate in Ottery Saint Mary, in the County of Devon, Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Booth Williams Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same uses which are now subsisting with regard to the said Settled Estate.”

E. Rothes against Sir,John Anstruther.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Earl of Rothes, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 4th of July and 16th of November 1770; of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 22nd of January and 1st of February last; and also of another Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary of the 21st of February last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, mall seem meet; and, that Sir John Anstruther Baronet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Sir John Anstruther Baronet, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on of before Wednesday the 10th,Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be aeemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on E. Rothes Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Thomas Longlands Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Earl of Rothes, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Longlands Gentleman, may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant as desired.

Lissett Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadows, pastures, Carrs, and other Open and Common Grounds, within the Township of Lissett, in the Parish of Beeforth, otherwise Beford in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Le Despencer.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. St.Asaph.L. Trevor
E. Exeter.L. Bp. Chester.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Doncaster.L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn.L. Ravensworth.
E. Marchmont.L. Hyde.
E. Stair.L. Mansfield.
E. Rosebery.L. Lyttelton.
E. Oxford.L. Scarsdale.
E. Dartmouth.L. Boston.
E. Spencer.L. Camden.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Kilham on the Woulds, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the several Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of Kilham on the Woulds, in the County 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Brough Ferry &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Low Water Mark of the River Humber, at or near Brough Ferry, in the Parish of Elloughton, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the North End of the Town of Brough, and from thence through South Cave to Coney Clappers, in South Newbald Holmes, in the said Riding.”

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.

Horncastle Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Cow pastures, Ings, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of West Ashby, within the Manors of Homcastle and West Ashby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Greenfield &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, 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 Waen, in the Counties of Flint and Denbigh; and for extending the said Act to several other Roads in the said Counties and the County of Carnarvon; and for taking several Roads within the said Counties out of the Power of the Trustees appointed by Two several Acts of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, and for putting the said Roads under the Direction of the Trustees appointed by the said former and this present Act.”.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Reading and Puntfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts for repairing the Highways between the Bear Inn, in Reading, and Puntfield, in the County of Berks, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, and for repairing several ether Roads in this Act mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Collingham Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Collingham, through Wetherby, to the City of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aston Subedge Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Aston Subedge, in the County of Gloucester”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Browning:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 14o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Ds. Apsley. Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Gower Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Suffolk. C.P.S.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Bolton.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Athol.Ds. King.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Exeter.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Boston.
Comes Stair.Ds. Camden.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes De Lawarr.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnity Justices of the Peace and others who have omitted to register their Qualifications, within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Burton upon Trent Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Common Meadows, Stinted Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, in the several Hamlets of Stretton, Horninglow, Bond End, and Branston, within the Parish of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Horninglow Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Parcel of Common and Waste Ground, called The Outwoods, within the Township or Hamlet of Horninglow, in the Parish of Burton, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stapenhill and Winshill Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common or Waste Lands, Stinted pastures, and Commonable Grounds within the Hamlets of Stapenhill and Winshill, in the County of Derby;“ to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

South Reston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, and Commonable Grounds within the Manor and Parish of South Reston, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Boothby Graffoe Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Butlers Marston Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl of Catherlough and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Butlers Marston, in the County of Warwick;“ to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hetton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several pastures within the Township of Hetton, in the Parish of Burnsal, and West Riding of the County of York; “ to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Eight Bills were severally read the First Time.

Woodfall, Printer of the Morning Chronicle fined and committed to Newgate.

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod acquainted the House, “That William Woodfall, the Printer of the Morning Chronicle, had surrendered himself, and was in his Custody:”

Whereupon he was Ordered to be brought to the Bar:

And being brought to the Bar accordingly, the said Paper was shewn to him, and he was asked, “If he was the Printer of the said Paper?” said, “That he was the Printer and Publisher of that Paper Being asked How he came to print the Paragraphs complained of?” said, “That on Thursday Night last, between the Hours of Eight and Ten, he received several Packets; containing Paragraphs for the said Paper; that the said Paragraphs were very numerous; that being obliged to go out about Business, he forgot to read them all; and that it was owing to that, these Paragraphs were inserted, which if he had read, should not have been printed; that upon discovering what, had been done, he intended to have printed an expiatory Paragraph but, upon Consideration, thought it more prudent to acknowledge his Offence, express his Sorrow for having committed it, and throw himself upon the Mercy of this House.”

He was directed to be taken from the Bar.

Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That William Woodfall, the Printer of The Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser, Friday, March the 8th, 1771, having presumed to print Paragraphs in the said Paper, containing a false and scandalous Misrepresentation of the judicial Proceedings of this House, is guilty of a gross and insolent Breach of the Privilege of this House:

Then it was moved, “That the said William Wood fall do, for his said Offence, pay a Fine to His Majesty of One hundred Pounds, and that he be committed Prisoner to Newgate for the Space of One Month, and until he pays the said Fine.”

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Accordingly Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Woodfall do, for his said Offence, pay a Fine to His Majesty of One hundred Pounds; and that he be committed Prisoner to Newgate for the Space of One Month, and until he pays the said Fine; and that the Gentleman usher of the Black Rod, attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith convey the Body of the said William Woodfall to the Prison of Newgate, to be kept in safe custody for the Space of One Month, and until he pays the said Fine.

To Sir Francis Molyneux Knight, Gentleman usher of the Black Rod, attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

To retrain Persons divorced from marrying with the offending Party, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to restrain persons who shall be divorced for the Crime of Adultery, from marrying or contracting Matrimony with the Party with whom they have been proved to have carried on such criminal Intercourse, and to declare the Issue of such Marriages incapable of inheriting.”

The same were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet,)

Fol. 1. L. 11. Leave out from the Words [“First Day of May next”] to the End of the Clause, and instead thereof insert [“No Marriage shall be dissolved by Act of Parliament for the Cause of Adultery, unless in the Bill exhibited for that Purpose there be a Clause or particular Words inserted, to declare that it shall not be lawful for the Person for the Adultery of whom the Bill is prayed, to marry or contract Marriage with the Person with whom such Adultery shall be proved to have been committed, naming such Person but that such Marriage shall be deemed unlawful and absolutely null and void, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever; and that all Children who shall he reafter be born in such unlawful Wedlock shall be declared to be Bastards, and incapable of inheriting; and that no Bill of Divorce shall hereafter be received in either House of Parliament unless such Clause or words be First contained therein”].

Fol. 2. L. 7. Leave out the following Clause: [“And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That all Children who shall hereafter be born in such unlawful Wedlock shall be, and they are hereby declared to be Bastards, and incapable of inheriting”]

L.1. In the Title of the Bill, leave out from the Words [“An Act”] to the End of the Title, and instead thereof insert [“to prevent any Bill from being brought into Parliament for the Dissolution of any Marriage for the Cause of Adultery, unless a Clause or particular Words be inserted to prevent the Person against whom the Adultery has been proved from marrying or contracting Matrimony with the Person with whom the or the shall be proved to have carried on such criminal Intercourse, and to declare the Issue of such Marriage incapable of inheriting”].

And the said Amendments being again read by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Minchin’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice letla est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement, dated the Twenty-third Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy, between Humphry Minchin Esquire, and George Clive Esquire, and for veiling certain Estates, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in certain Trustees and their Heirs, for that Purpose.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Durham.L. Abergavenny.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. Ely.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Litch.& Cov.L. Trevor.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Norwich.L. King.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Godolphin.
E. Sandwich..L. Bp. Chester.L. Sandys.
E. Rochford.L. Ravensworth.
E. Abercorn.L. Hyde.
E. Loudoun.L. Mansfield.
E. Marchmont.L. Lyttelton.
E. Stair.L. Boston.
E. Rosebery.L. Camden.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Waldegrave.
E. De Lawarr.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.

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

Hainkins’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling Richard Hankins Esquire, One of the Two surviving Executors and Trustees appointed by the last Will of Anthony Brucer Esquire, deceased, to act during his Life, in the Trust declared by the said Will concerning the Residue of the personal Estate of the said Anthony Brucer, without the Concurrence of Thomas Ryves his Co-Trustee, who hath withdrawn himself into Parts beyond Seas, and for appointing other Trustees to act in the said Trusts after the Decease of the said Richard Hankins.”

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.

Hodges to Beadles Hill, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Hodges to Beadles Hill, and from thence to the Town of Cuck-field, and from Beadles Hill aforesaid to the Town of Lindfield, and from the Turnpike Road between Cuckfield and Crawley to the Town of Horsham; and also the Road from Swingate, in the Parish of Burwash, to Shover Green, in the Parish of Ticehurst, all in the County of Sussex,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Myton Carr Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common pastures called Myton Carr, in the Lordship of Myton, in the Parish or the Holy Trinity, in the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull,“ 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.”

East Garston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and allotting the Common Fields, Downs, and all other the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of East Garston, in the County of Berks,” was committed.

Melton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Fields, Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Melton, in the Parish of Welton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Appleby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish of Appleby, in the Counties of Leicester and Derby.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Browning:

To return the said Bills, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same with some Amendments, to which they desire their Concurrence thereto. (fn. 2)

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 15o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley. Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Wigorn.Comes Suffolk. C. P. S.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Athol.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Litchfield.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Rochford.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Marchmont.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Stair.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Camden.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Minchin’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled; “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement dated the Twenty-third Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy, between Humphry Minchin Enquire, and George Clive Esquire; and for vesting certain Estates in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in certain Trustees and then Heirs for that Purpose,” stands committed; may proceed in the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed:”

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

South Reston Enclosure Bill; the King’s Content signified to it.

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, and Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of South Reston, in the County of Lincoln,“ was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Bullock’s Bill; Motion to dispense 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 certain Freehold and Leasehold Mills, Lands, and Tenements, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Joseph Bullock Esquire, in Trustees, to convey and assign the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same uses as are mentioned in the said Settlement,” Islands 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 Monday next, and the Lords summoned.

Horncastle Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Cow Pastures, Ings, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of West Ashby, within the Manors of Horncastle and West Ashby, in the County of Lincoln ”was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Lissett Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Carrs, and other Open and Common Grounds, within the Township of Lissett, in the Parish of Beeforth, otherwise Beford, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Monyash Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Monyash, in the Parish of Bakewell, in the County of Derby,” was committed.

Priestwood Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Priestwood Common, in the Parishes of Mackworth, Kedleston, and Meynell Langley, or some of them, in the County of Derby,” was committed.

Kilham on the Woulds, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting the several Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of Kilham on the Woulds, in the County of York,” was committed.

Stoke Ferry, Drainage Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, and Low Grounds, in the Parishes of Stoke Ferry, Northwold, Wretton, Wereham, West Dereham, and Roxham, in the County of Norfolk.” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Brough Ferry, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Low Water Mark of the River Humber, at or near Brough Ferry, in the Parish of Elloughton, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the North End of the Town of Brough, and from thence through South Cave, to Coney Clappers, in South Newbald Holmes, in the said Riding,” was committed.

To restrain Persons divorced from marrying with the of fending Party, Bills:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent any Bill from being brought into Parliament for the Dissolution of any Marriage for the Cause of Adultery, unless a Ckufe or particular Words be inserted, to prevent the Person against whom the Adultery has been proved, from marrying or contracting Matrimony with the Person with whom he or the shall be proved to have carried on such criminal Intercourse; and to declare the Issue of such Marriage incapable of inheriting.”

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. Harris and Mr. Browning:

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

Oxford, &c. Bill.

HoDie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending certain of the Mile Ways leading to Oxford; for making a commodious Entrance through the Parish of Saint Clement; for rebuilding or repairing Magdalen Bridge; for making commodious Roads from the said Bridge through the University and City, and the Avenues leading thereto; for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and Places, within the said University and City, and the Suburbs thereof, and the said Parish of Saint Clement; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom; and preventing the like for the future; for empowering Colleges and Corporations to, alienate their Eslates there; for removing, holding, and regulating Markets within the said City, and for other Purposes.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. AtholL. Bp. Chichester.L. Trevor.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Sandys.
E. Litchfield.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Ravensworth.
E. Rochford.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Hyde.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Walpole.
E. Marchmont.L. Bp. Peterborough.L Mansfield.
E. Stair.L. Bp. Chester.L. Lyttelton.
E. Rosebery.L. Boston.
E. Oxford.L. Camden.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Sir Booth Williams’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor, Capital Messuage, Barton Farm, and Demesne Lands, of Cadhay, situate in Ottery Saint Mary, in the County of Devon, Part of the settled Estate of Sir Booth Williams Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same uses which are now subsisting with regard to the said settled Estate.”

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

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

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta a est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnity persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnity Justices of the Peace and others who have omitted to register their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Stretton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Common Meadows, Stinted pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, in the several Hamlets of Stretton, Horninglow, Bond-End, and Branston, within the Parish of Burton upon Trent in the County of Stafford.”

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

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

Horninglow Enclosure Bi11.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Parcel of Common and Waste Ground called the Outwoods, within the Township or Hamlet of Horninglow, in the Parish of Burton, in the County of Stafford”

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

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

Stapenhill and Winshill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common or Waste Lands, Stinted pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Hamlets of Stapenhill and Winshill, in the County of Derby.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed td 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.

South Reston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields and Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of South Reston, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Hetton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several pastures within the Township of Hetton, in the Parish of Burnsal, and West Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

Myton Carr Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common pastures called Myton Carr, in the Lordship of Myton, in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, 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.

East Garston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and allotting the Common Fields, Downs, and all other the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of East Garston, in the County of Berks.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hodges to Beadles Hill Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Hodges toBeadles Hill, and from thence to the Town of Cuckfield, and from Beadles Hill aforesaid to the Town of Lindfield, and from the Turnpike Road between Cuckfield and Crawley to the Town of Horsham; and also the Road from Swingate in the Parish of Burwash, to Shover Green in the Parish of Ticehurst, all in the County of Sussex.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Rosses against Ross.

Ordered That the Cause wherein Elizabeth Ross and Hugh Ross are Appellants, and David Ross is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Monday Sevennight.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause, wherein John Lewis Andre and others are Appellants, and Alexander Crauford is Respondent, which stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum octavum, diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 18o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Bar.
Epus. EliensComes Gower, Præses.Ds. King.
Epus. Roffen.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Wigorn.Comes Doncaster.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Rochford.Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Baston.
Epus. Bangor.Comes Loudoun.Ds. Sundridge.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Stair.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Halifax.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes De Lawarr.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

E. Rosebery Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Neil Earl of Rosebery; 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 empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell certain Parts and Portions of the Estate and Barony of Carrington, in the County of Edinburgh, which formerly belonged to Hugh Lord Viscount Primrose deceased, and now to Neil Earl of Rosebery, for Payment of the Debts of the said Viscount.”

Perrott’s Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Messuage called Highfield House, and divers Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Gloucester, the settled Estates of Benjamin Jason Perrott, Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed as therein mentioned, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like uses.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Ely.L. King.
E. Doncaster.L. Bp. Rochester.L. Sandys.
E. Rochford.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Scarsdale,
E. Loudoun.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Boston.
E. Halifax.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Sundridge.
E. De Lawarr.L. Bp. St. Davids.
V. Montague.L. Bp. Landaff.
V. Say &Sele.L. Bp. Chester.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Wapping Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving Wapping Street, in the County of Middlesex, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same, and for removing all Encroachments and Obstructions therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; and for opening a Passage from Hermitage Street into Nightingale Lane, and for paving such Passage, and the East Side of Nightingale Lane.”

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

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

Birmingham, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts made in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and in the Eighteenth and Thirty-first Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Birmingham, through Warwick, to Warmington, and from Birmingham, through Stratford upon Avon, to Edgehill, in the County of Warwick, so far as the same relate to the Road from Birmingham, through Stratford upon Avon, to Stratford Bridge, in the said County.”

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

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

Minchin’s Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the meeting of Committees, upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement dated the Twenty-third Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy, between Humphrey Minchin Esquire, and George Clive Esquire; and for vesting certain Estates in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in certain Trustees and their Heirs for that Purpose,Irelands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill To-morrow.

Boothby Graffoe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Boothby Graffoe, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Monyash Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Monyash, in the Parish of Bakewell, in the County of Derby”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lissett Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadows, pastures, Carrs, and other Open and Common Grounds, within the Township of Lissett, in the Parish of Beeforth, otherwise Beford, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Priestwood Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Priestwood Common, in the Parishes of Mackworth, Kedleston, and Meynell Langley, or some of them, in the County of Derby.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Ashby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Cow pastures, Ings, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of West Ashby, within the Manors of Horncastle and West Ashby, in the County of Lincoln”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brough Ferry &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Low Water Mark of the River Humber, at or near Brough Ferry, in the Parish of Ellougston, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the North End of the Town of Brough, and from thence, through South Cave, to Coney Clappers, in South Newbald Holmes, in the said Riding.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stoke Ferry Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parishes of Stoke Ferry, Northwold, Wretton, Wereham, West Dereham, and Roxham, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kilham on the Woulds Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting the several Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of Kilham on the Woulds, in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Horninglow Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Parcel of Common and Waste Ground, called the Outwoods, within the Township or Hamlet of Horninglow, in the Parish of Burton, in the County of Stafford,” 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.”

Stapenhill and Winshill Enclosure Bill:

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill,intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common or Waste Lands, Stinted pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Hamlets of Stapenhill and Winshill, in the County of Derby.” was committed.

Stretton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Common Meadows, Stinted pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, in the several Hamlets of Stretton, Horninglow, Bond End, and Branston, within the Parish of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford,” was committed.

Sutton’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, Part of the Real Estate of John Sutton Esquire, situate in the County of Lincoln, in Trust, to be sold for Payment of Eight thousand Pounds, the Portion of Isabella Sutton deceased, and for the other Purposes in the said Act mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bullock’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last for dispensing with the Standing Order, No 126. so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Freehold and Leasehold Mills, Lands, and Tenements, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Joseph Bullock Esquire, in Trustees, to convey and assign the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same uses as are mentioned in the said Settlement,”stands committed; may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnity persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnity Justices of the Peace and others who have omitted to register their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law and for giving further Time for those Purposes.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Sandby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and unenclosed Fields, Lands, Commons, and Wastes, within the Manor of Scalby, in the North Riding of the County of York, and also a certain Common called Throxenby Moor, otherwise Nowby Moor, within the same Riding,” 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 Commitee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet,)

Pr. 14. L. 34 After [ “aforesaid”], insert [ “except the Commons or Wastes in the Township of Cloughton aforesaid”].

Pr. 20. L. 6. After [ “respectively”], insert Clause [ “A”].

[“Provided always, and it is hereby further enabled, That if the major Part in Value of the Owners and Proprietors of ancient Houses, Frontsteads, and Open Field Lands, within the said Township of Cloughton, entitled to Right of Common, shall be desirous of having the Whole of the Commons and Wastes, lying within and appertaining to the said Township of Cloughton, set out and allotted to them separately and in Exclusion of the Owners and Proprietors of ancient Houses, and Frontsteads, and Open Field Lands, in other Parts of the said Parish of Scalby, and shall signify such their Desire in Writing to the said Commissioners, or any Three of them, at the First General Meeting to be held by the said Commissioners pursuant to this Acl; that then and in such Case the said Commissioners, or any Three of them, shall enquire into and ascertain the Limits and Boundaries of the Commons and Wastes of the said Township of Cloughton, and distinguish the same from the other Commons and Wastes within the said Parish of Scalby, if the same can be done; and in Case the said Commissioners, or any Three of them, shall be able to ascertain and distinguish the Limits and Boundaries of the Commons, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Places, of the said Township of Cloughton, within six Calendar Months next after the First General Meeting of the said Commissioners, pursuant to this Act, then and in such Case, and not otherwise, the said Commissioners, or any Three of them, shall, in the making of the Division or Allotment hereby directed to be made, (after the setting out and allotting unto and for His said Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, One full and equal Thirtieth Part of the said Commons and Waste Grounds, and after setting out the Allotments in lieu of Tythes within the said Township of Cloughton, as herein before is directed), divide, set out, and allot, One full Moiety or half Part of all the Residue of the Commons and Waste Grounds and Commonable Places, which shall be found to lie and be within the Township of Cloughton, unto the several Owners and Proprietors of ancient Houses and Frontsteads within the said Township of Cloughton only, having Right of Common thereon; and shall in the next Place divide, set out, and allot the other Moiety of the Residue of the said lastmentioned Commons, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Places, unto and amongst the several Owners and Proprietors of Open Field Lands, within the said Township of Cloughton only, in lieu and full Satisfaction of all such Right of Common as the Owners and Proprietors of ancient Houses, or Frontsteads, and Open Field Lands, now have in respect thereof, in, over, or upon the said Commons or Wastes; and then the said Owners and Proprietors of ancient Houses, or Frontsteads, and of Open Field Lands, in the Township of Cloughton aforesaid, shall be excluded from any Share in the several Commons, Commons or Wastes which shall, upon such Enquiry, be found not to be within the said Township ofCloughton”].

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

Sir Booth Williams’s Estate 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 the Manor, Capital Messuage, Barton Farm, and Demesne Lands cf Cadhay, situate in Ottery Saint Mary, in the County of Devon, Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Booth Williams Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same uses which are now subsisting with regard to the said Settled Estate,” 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 To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Holland Ward Encosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Holland Ward, otherwise Hollin Ward, in the County of Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bedford Level Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Corporation, of the Governor; Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to complete and maintain the principal Banks and Works necessary to the well draining and preserving the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, and for laying Taxes upon the Lands within the said North Level and on divers Lands adjoining thereto in the Manor of Crowland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kilfall Heath Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and the Common or Heath called Kilsall Heath, and other Commonable Lands in the Parish of Donington, in the County of Salop;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Galley Hill to Clanfield, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill, near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stapleford and Bramcote Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Common pastures, within the Liberties of Stapleford and Bramcote, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Penistone Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Penistone Bridge, in the County of York, to Grindleford Bridge, in the County of Derby; and the Roads severally leading from Bramford Woodgate, over Yorkshire Bridge, to the Guide Post on Thornhill Moor, to or near the Eight Mile Stone on Hathersage Moor, and to the Village of Darwent, in the said County of Derby; ” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were severally read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 19o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporalis præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Norvicen.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Bar.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. King.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Richmond.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Stair.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Scarsdale
Comes Oxford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Tankerville.Ds. Digby.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Redditch and Webheath Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons, Commonable Grounds, and Wastes, called Redditch Common and Webheath situate in that Part of the Manor of Tardebigg which lies in the County of Worcester, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West Lavington Devizes Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from West Lavington to the Devizes, and from the Devizes to Seend, in the County of Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cramond Bridge to Queensferry Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, as relates to the repairing the Road from Cramond Bridge, to the Town of Queensferry, in the County of Linlithgow;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Liverpool to Prescott, ,&c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three Acts, passed in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and the Nineteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Liverpool to Prescott, and other Roads in some of the said Acts mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for reducing the same into One Act; for amending the Road from the Causeway at Bracklow Brow, through Huyton, to the Turnpike Causeway leading from Prescott to Liverpool, and also Lime Kiln Lane, from the said Causeway to Ranelagh House in Liverpool, and to prevent Frauds and Abuses being committed by Persons employed in conveying Coals along the said Roads;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were severally read the First Time.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Rowe from the Treasury attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament:

Report of Forfeited Estates in Scotland; Accounts relative to Corn and Grain exported; and of Ships employed in the Whale Fishery there, delivered.

“Report of the Commissioners and Trustees for managing the annexed Forfeited Estates in Scotland, to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury, which, by an Act of the 25th Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, is directed to be laid before both Houses of Parliament:”

Also, “An Account of all Corn, Grain, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, that have, before the 13th of November 1770, been exported from Scotland, to any Place whatsoever, by virtue or in pursuance of any of the Liberties or Powers given or granted for that Purpose by the Act George III. distinguishing to what Places the same have been exported:”

And also, “An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland have been employed in the Whale Fishery, to Davis’s Streights, and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port they were discharged; and also, what Quantity of Oil and Whale Fins each Ship has imported from the 10th of October 1769 to the 10th of October 1770.”

And then he withdrew:

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Report and Accounts do lie on the Table.

Oxford, &c. Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending certain of the Mile-ways leading to Oxford; for making a commodious Entrance through the Parish of Saint Clement; for rebuilding or repairing Magdalen Bridge; for making commodious Roads from the said Bridge, through the University and City, and the Avenues leading thereto; for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and Places, within the said University and City, and the Suburbs thereof, and the said Parish of Saint Clement; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; for empowering Colleges and Corporations to alienate their Estates there; for removing, holding, and regulating Markets, within the said City; and for other Purposes,” 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.”

Blake’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to exchange Lands in Langham, in the County of Suffolk, between Patrick Blake Esquire, and Edward Burch, Rector of the Parish Church of Langham aforesaid, within the Diocese of Norwich,” 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.

Minchin’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement dated the Twenty-third Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy, between Humphry Minchin Esquire, and George Clive Esquire; and for vesting certain Estates, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in certain Trustees, and their Heirs for that Purpose;” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Hetton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several pastures within the Township of Hetton, in the Parish of Burnsal, and West Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

South Reston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, and Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of South Reston, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Westminster Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual several Act made relating to paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. WorcesterL. Le Despencer.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Willoughby Par
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. King.
E. Rosebery.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Stair.L. Bp. Chester.L. Sandys.
E. Oxford.L. Sondes.
E. Tankerville.L. Scarsdale.
E. Bucks.L. Boston.
E. Hardwicke.L. Digby.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Holland Ward Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, called Holland Ward, otherwise Hollin Ward, in the County of Derby.”

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

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

E. Rosebery’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell certain Parts and Portions of the Estate and Barony of Carrington, in the County of Edinburgh, which formerly belonged to Hugh Lord Viscount Primrose deceased, and now to Neil Earl of Rosebery, for Payment of the Debts of the said Viscount.”

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 First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place and to adjourn as they please.

Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell certain Parts and Portions of the Estate and Barony of Carrington, in the County of Edinburgh, which formerly belonged to Hugh Lord Viscount Primrose deceased, and now to Neil Earl of Rosebery, for Payment of the Debts of the said Viscount,” stands committed; may proceed in the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Bedford Level Drainage Bill.

HoDie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to complete and maintain the principal Banks and Works necessary to the well draining and preserving the North Level, Part of the said Great Level; and for laying Taxes upon the Lands within the said North Level, and on divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland.”

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

Kilsall Heath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and the Common or Heath called Kilsall Heath, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Donington, in the County of Salop”

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.

Galley Hill to Clanfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill, near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford.”

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

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

Stapleford and Bramcote Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Common pastures, within the Liberties of Stapleford and Bramcote, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

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

Penistone Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Penistone Bridge, in the County of York, to Grindleford Bridge, in the County of Derby, and the Roads severally leading from Bamford Woodgate, over Yorkshire Bridge to the Guide Post on Thornhill Moor, to or near the Eight Mile Sone on Hathersage Moor, and to the Village of Durwent, in the said County of Derby.”

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

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

Pulteney, 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 for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the surviving Trustee, named in the Settlement of William Pulteney Esquire, and Frances his Wife, to grant Leases of their Leasehold Estate in Westminster.

Petition against the Westminster Paving Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Governors and Directors of the Poor, on Behalf of themselves and the Rest of the Inhabitants of that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, which lies above the Bars, in the County of Middlesex, and the Parish of Saint George the Martyr, in the said County, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts made relating to paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster and Parts adjacent;” and praying, for the several Reasons in the Petition set forth, “That they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, before the said Committee, as desired; and that Counsel may be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Sutton’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, Part of the Real Estate of John Sutton Esquire, situate in the County of Lincoln, in Trust, to be sold for Payment of Eight thousand Pounds, the Portion of Isabella Sutton deceased, and for the other Purposes in the said Act mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Minchin’ s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement dated the Twenty-third Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy, between Humphry Minchin Esquire, and George Clive Esquire; and for vesting certain Estates, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in certain Trustees, and their Heirs, for that Purpose.”

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. Anguish and Mr. Cuddon:

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

Scalby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and un-enclosed Fields, Lands, Commons, and Wastes, within the Manor of Scalby, in the North Riding of the County of York, and also a certain Common called Throxenby Moor, otherwise Newby Moor, within the same Riding.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnity persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnity Justices of the Peace and others who have omitted to register their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Horninglow Enclosure Bills.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Parcel of Common and Waste Ground, called the Outwoods, within the Township or Hamlet of Horninglow, in the Parish of Burton, in the County of Stafford.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stapenhill and Winshill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common or Waste Lands, Stinted pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Hamlets of Stapenhill and Winshill, in the County of Derby.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stretton, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields Common Meadows, Stinted pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, in the several Hamlets of Stretton, Horninglow, Bond End, and Branston, within the Parish of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sir William Dunbar et al against Sinclair, Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Sir William Dunbar of Hempriggs Baronet, James Sinclair of Duran, Captain Thomas Dunbar late of Westfield, and Robert Sutherland of Langwell, Justices of the Peace of the County of Caithness; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 20th of June, 3d of July, and 11th of August 1767; of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of session there, of the 6th of August 1767, 13th of June 1770, the 31st of January and 14th of February 1771; 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 John Sinclair of Freswick may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Sinclair may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 16th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondent, in the said Court of session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sir Booth Williams’s Estate Bill. Standing Order, dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting the Manor, Capital Messuage, Barton Farm, and Demesne Lands of Cadhay, situate in Ottery Saint Mary, in the County of Devon, Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Booth Williams Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same uses which are now subsisting with regard to the said Settled Estate,” stands committed; may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

O’Neill against Townsend et Ux.Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, “That Walter Sweetman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein John O’Neill Esquire is Appellant, and the Reverend Richard Townsend Clerk et Ux. are Respondents:”

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath, “They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland.”

And then he withdrew.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliament turn continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 20o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Gorwer, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Suffolk, C. P. S.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Gloucester.Dux Athol.Ds. King.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Fortescue.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Scarbrough.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Stair.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Camden.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Woodfall the Printer of the Morning Chronicle discharged.

A Petition of William Woodfall, now Prisoner in Newgate, was presented and read, setting forth, “That their Lordships Petitioner having been Ordered to be confined One Month in Newgate, was on Thursday last conveyed to that Gaol, where, to his unspeakable Distress, he found that the Part of the Buildings adjoining to the Press Yard (and where State Prisoners had heretofore been usually put) had been lately taken down, and that no Accommodation could be obtained for him better than a Place among the Criminals charged with the most heinous Crimes, or among the Debtors, who are at present so numerous, that their Lordships Petitioner has the most fatal Consequences to dread from the noxious Effluvia occasioned by a Number of Bodies (many of them very uncleanly) confined in a Prison uncommonly close, and from its Nature and Situation always unhealthy: When it is considered by their Lordships, that the Petitioner is a young Man that has an increasing; Family, that he never incurred their Lordships Displeasure before, and that from the present Situation of this Prison he stands in immediate Danger of his Health and Life, he most humbly hopes their Lordships will think his present Punishment more than adequate to his Offence: The Justice of their Lordships Sentence the Petitioner most fully acknowledges; but as a few Days Imprisonment, in the present Situation of Newgate, is equal or more in Punishment to an Imprisonment for the Time of their Lordships Order when other Accommodations could have been obtained, their Lordships Petitioner, conscious of having neither wantonly or wilfully offended their Lordships, and entertaining the highest Idea of their Lordships Mercy and Humanity, mod humbly prays an immediate Enlargement from his present dangerous Confinement; and, as in Duty bound, will ever pray.”

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said William Woodfall be discharged out of Newgate, upon Payment to His Majesty of the (fn. 3) said Fine of One hundred Pounds, and also upon paying his Fees.

To the Keeper of Newgate, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

E. Rosebery’s Estate Bill; Motion to Shorten the Committee.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of session in Scots and, to sell certain Parts and Portions of the Estate and Barony of Carrington, in the County of Edinburgh, which formerly belonged to Hugh Lord Viscount Primrose deceased, and now to Neil Earl of Rosebery, for Payment of the Debts of the said Viscount, “stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill To-morrow.

Broadway Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Beanhill Fields Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, called Beanhill Fields, in the Manor, and Parish of Feckenham, in the County of Worcester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill, for Committees of Lunaticks to make Leases of their Estates.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Lunaticks entitled to renew Leases, their Guardians and Committees, to accept of Surrenders of Old Leases, and grant New Ones;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Boothby Graffoe Enclosure Bill.

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

E. Scarbrough et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Scarbrough, and the Right Honourable Barbara Countess of Scarbrough his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging the Manor of Coldheseldon, and divers Messuage, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of Richard Earl of Scarbrough, from the uses, Estates, and Trusts, declared concerning the same by the Settlement executed previous to his Marriage with Barbara Countess of Scarbrough his Wife, and by a certain Act of Parliament which passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, and for settling another Manor, and other Lands o and Hereditaments of greater Value, in lieu thereof, to the like uses.”

Theobald, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Theobald Esquire; 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 certain Messuage in the Strand, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Settled Estate of James Theobald Esquire, in Trustees, to be conveyed to James Adams Esquire, and for laying out the Purchase Money in Lands to be settled to the uses to which the said Settled Estate do now stand limited.”

Redditch and Webheath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An for dividing and enclosing certain Commons, Commonable Grounds, and Wastes, called Redditch Common, and Webheath, situate in that Part of the Manor of Tardebigg which lies in the County of Worcester; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby Br.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. AtholL. Bp. Gloucester.L. Trevor.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. King.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Sandys.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Chester.L. Fortescue.
E. Exeter.L. Ravensworth.
E. Scarbrough.L. Hyde.
E. Abercorn.L. Mansfield.
E. Stair.L. Lyttelton.
E. Rosebery.L. Scarsdale.
E. Oxford.L. Boston.
E. Bristol.L. Camden.
E. Pomfret.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Cramond Bridge to Queensferry, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, as relates to the repairing the Road from Cramond Bridge, to the Town of Queensferry, in the County of Linlithgow.”

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

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

Devizes Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from West Lavington to the Devizes, and from the Devizes to Second, in,the County of Wilts.”

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

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

Liverpoole to Prescott, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three Acts passed in, the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and the Nineteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Liverpoole to Prescott, and other Roads, in some of the said Acts mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for reducing the same into One Act; for amending the Road from the Causeway at Blacklow Brow, through Huyton, to the Turnpike Causeway leading from Prescott to Liverpoole; and also Lime Kiln Lane, from the said Causeway, to Ranelagh House, in Liverpoole; and to prevent Frauds and Abuses being committed by persons employed in conveying Coals along 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.

Blake’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to exchange Lands in Langham, in the County of Suffolk, between Patrick Blake Esquire, and Edward Burch, Rector of the Parish Church of Langham aforesaid, within the Diocese of Norwich.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Hetton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several pastures within the Township of Hetton, in the Parish of Burnsal, and West Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

South Reston Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

For making the City of Oxford more commodious, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending certain of the Mile Ways leading to Oxford; for making a commodious Entrance through the Parish of Saint Clement; for rebuilding or repairing Magdalen Bridge; for making commodious Roads from the said Bridge through the University and City, and the Avenues leading thereto; for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and Places, within the said University and City, and the Suburbs thereof, and the said Parish of Saint Clement; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; for empowering Colleges and Corporations to alienate their Estates there; for removing, holding, and regulating Markets within the said City, and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Graham et al. against Lindsay et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Graham Son of William Graham of Lymekilns, in Lanerkshire, for himself, and as Assignee of Katherine Craig his Wife, deceased, and of the Children of the said John Graham and Katherine Craig; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 5th of March 1768, and of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 28th of July 1768, and 7th and 27th of February last; and graying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that William Lindsay andthe other Defenders in the said Process may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Lindsay and the other Defenders may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 17th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Scott against Straiton.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Scott Esquire, of Comieston, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of February last and 8th of this Instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Straiton may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Straiton may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 17th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of the known Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hilder against Atkinson:

Upon reading the Petition of John Atkinson Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Anthony Hilder is Plaintiff, setting forth, That the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay;” and therefore praying, “That the same may be Non-pros’d, with such Costs as to the House shall seem meet:”

Writ of Error Non profs’d with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non-pros, on the said Writ of Error as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King’s Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House:

And it is further Ordered, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Defendant, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 This Name is entered Twice in the Original.
2 Sic.
3 sic