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

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: April 1771, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 151-172. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113548 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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Die Jovis, 11o Aprilis 1771.
Petition of Mr. Chambers against he Boston West and Skirbeck Quarter Enclosure Bills. Naunton Beauchamp Enclosure Bill. Bromsgrove; &c. Road Bill. Shelton, &c. Road Bill. Message from H. C. to return Sutton’s Bill. Stone, &c. Road Bill. Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen’s Bill. Liverpoole to Prescott, &c. Road Bill. Skirbeck Quarter Enclosure Bill. Boston West Enclosure Bill. Manchester to Saddleworth, Road Bill. Tadcaster Bridge to Hobmore Lane End, Road Bill. E. Scarbrough’s Estate Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Pattishall, &c. Enclosure Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Hackney Coaches Bill. Tadcaster Bridge to Hobmoor Lane End Road Bill: Tweed Fisheries Bill: Manchester to Saddleworth, Road Bill: Alconbury Hill, &c. Road Bill. Swalcliffe Enclosure Bill: Exchequer Loans Bill. Hackney Coaches Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. Stretton under Fosse Enclosure Bill. Knightcot and Northend Enclosure Bill. Market Harborough, &c. Road Bill. Bradford Navigation Bill. Ubly Enclosure Bill. Justus and Blanckenhagen’s Nat. Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 12o Aprilis 1771.
Theobald’s Bill. Parkinson’s Bill. Sir Henry Harpur to make Leases, Bill. Sebraham Tithes Bill. Ladus Fen Drainage Bill. Bishop Norton Enclosure Bill. Stretton on the Foss Enclosure Bill. Durham Yard, &c. Embanking Bill. Bills passed by Commission. London Sewers, &c. Bill. Durham Yard, &c. Embanking Bill: Petition of the City of London against it. Edmonstone against Edmonstone et al. Sitting of the Committee on the Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage put off. Causes put off. E. Chatham against Tothill and Western. Peebles Road Bill. Naunton Beauchamp Enclosure Bill. Shelton, &c. Road Bill. Stone, &c. Road Bill. Pattishal Enclosure Bill. Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Bill. Livingstone, &c. Road Bill. Harrand takes the Oaths for his Naturalization. Writ of Error: Perry et al. against Burrow. Harrand’s Nat. Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 15o Aprilis 1771.
Edmonstone against Edmonstone et al: Interlocutors reversed, and Directions given. Sir Henry Harpur to make Leases, Bill. Theobald’s Bill. Parkinson et al. Bill: Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills. D. Portland et al. Leave for Bill: Bill read. Petition of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, against the Durham Yard Embanking Bill. Kilby and Newton Harbert Enclosure Bill. London Sewers, &c. Bill. Sir John Gibbons to shut up FootPaths, Bill. Liverpool to Preston, Road Bill. Message from H. C. to return Blake’s Bill. Long Riston and Arnold Enclosure Bill. Hand Cross, &c. Road Bill. Vinehall, &c. Road Bill. Peebles, &c. Road Bill. Shelton, &c. Road Bill. Bishop Norton Enclosure Bill. Stretton on the Foss Enclosure Bill. Sebraham Tithes Bill: Ladus Fen Drainage Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, to regulate, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 16o Aprilis 1771.
Waverton Enclosure Bill. Hampstead Norreys Enclosure Bill. London Sewers, &c. Bill. Market Harborough, &c. Road Bill. Stone, &c. Road Bill. Bradford Navigation Bill. Justus and Blanckenhagen’s Nat. Bill. Harrand’s Nat. Bill. D. Portland’s Estate Bill. Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Hand Cross, &c. Road Bill. Liverpoole to Preston, Road Bill. Vinehall, &c. Road Bill. Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, to regulate, Bill: Peebles, &c. Road Bill: Shelton, &c. Road Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three; preceding Bills. Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage. Causes put off. Message from H. C. to return Bullock’s Bill. South Leith Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 17o Aprilis 1771.
Sir Booth Williams’s Estate Bill. Stretton on the Foss Enclosure Bill. Petition of the Rulers of the Waterman’s Company: and of the Lightermen. against the Durham Yard, &c. Embankment Bill. D. Portland’s Estate Bill, Committee Shortened. South Leith Bill. Caithness Claim of Peerage. Justus and Blanckenhagen’s Nat. Bill. Harrand’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Livingston, &c. Road Bill. Long Riston and Arnold Enclosure Bill. Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill. Stone, &c. Road Bill. Waverton Enclosure Bill. Hampstead Norreys Enclosure Bill. London Sewers, &c. Bill: Market Harborough, &c. Road Bill. Bradford Navigation Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 18o Aprilis 1771.
Knightcot and Northend Enclosure Bill. Kilby and Newton Harcourt Enclosure Bill. Stretton under Foss Enclosure Bill. Bishop Norton Enclosure Bill. Sir John Gibbons to shut up Foot Paths, Bill. Butterwick Enclosure Bill. Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill. Message from H. C. to return Goring’s Bill. and Pulteney’s Bill. Tavernspite, &c. Road Bill. D. Portland’s Estate Bill. Naunton Beauchamp, Enclosure Bill, the King’s Consent signified to it. and so the Long Riston and Arnold Enclosure Bill: and to the Pottishall Enclosure Bill. Wen, &c. Road Bill. D. Portland’s Estate Bill. Sir Booth Williams’s Estate Bill. Message H. C. will the Two preceding Bills. Liverpoole &c. Road Bill. Message to H. C. with Amendment to it. Naunton Beauchamp Enclosure Bill. Stretton on the Foss Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Durham Yard Embanking, &c. Bill. City of London and others, heard against it. E. Chatham against Tothill and Weston: Causes put off. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 19o Aprilis 1771.
Clerkenwell Paving Bill. Butterwick Enclosure Bill. Tavernspite, &c. Road Bill. South Leith Bill. Knightcot and Northend Enclosure Bill. Naunton Beauchamp Enclosure Bill: Sir John Gibbons to shut up Foot Paths, Bill: Kilby and Newton Enclosure Bill: Stretton under Foss Enclosure Bill: Bishop Norton Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Maddock, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Horsham, Steyning, &c. Road Bill. Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill. Liverpoole to Preston Road Bill. Livingston, &c. Road Bill. Vinehall, &c. Road Bill. Long Riston and Arnold Enclosure Bill. Dirs and Glostein, for a Nat. Bill. Bill read. Message from H. C. to return Smythe Bill. Durham Yard Embanking, &c. Bill; City of London and others, heard against it. Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage. Causes put off. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Jovis, 11o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. King.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Athol.Ds. Ravensworth
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sondes.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Powis.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Wentworth

PRAYERS.

Petition of Mr. Chambers against he Boston West and Skirbeck Quarter Enclosure Bills.

Upon reading the Petition of Zachary Chambers Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Swineshead, in the County of Lincoln, taking Notice of Two Bills depending in this House, the First of which is intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fen belonging to Boston West, in the County of Lincoln;” and the other is intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fen belonging to Skirbeck Quarter, in the Parish of (fn. 1) Kirbeck and County of Lincoln;” and praying, “That such Clauses may be inserted in the said Bills, and such Recompence made to the Petitioner for his Claims, out of the Lands to be enclosed and subdivided, as to their Lordships mail seem just and reasonable.”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, and that the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by himself, or his Counsel, against the said Bills, upon the Third Reading of them; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bills at the same Time, if they think fit.

Naunton Beauchamp 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 the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Naunton Beauchamp, in the County of Worcester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bromsgrove; &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Roads leading from the said Town of Birmingham to the said Town of Bromsgrove;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shelton, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shelton to the Road between Cheadle and Leek, and from Bucknall to West ton Coyney, and from the Road between Cheadle and Leek to the Turnpike Road above Frogall Bridge, and from the same Road to the Road between Blyth Marsh and Thorp, at or near Ruehill Gate, in the County of Stafford “to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

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

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

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

Stone, &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 from Stone to Lane End, and to the Road between Leek and Sandon, on Mier Heath, and from thence to Blithe Bridge; and also from Meir to Trentham, and from thence to Stableford Bridge, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen’s Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for punishing Offences committed by Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, within certain Districts and Places therein mentioned, and for renewing the Registry of Carts and Carriages;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Liverpoole to Prescott, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 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 Liverpool, 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,” 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 made some Amendments thereto.”

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

“Pr. 54. L. 27. Leave out from [”recoverable”] to [”and”], in Press 57. L. 3.”

“In the Title of the Bill, Line 11, leave out from [”Liverpoole”] to me End of the Title.”

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

Skirbeck Quarter Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fen belonging to Skirbeck Quarter, in the Parish of Skirbeck, 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.”

Boston West 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 Common Fen belonging to Boston West, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Manchester to Saddleworth, Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from a the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, and to repair, widen, and amend, the Road from the Guide Post at the Westerly End of Newton Lane, within the Township of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Austerlands, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Tadcaster Bridge to Hobmore Lane End, Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eighteenth Year of King George the Second, to repair the Road leading from Tadcaster Bridge, within the County of the City of York, to a Place near the said City called Hobmore Lane End,” was committed.

E. Scarbrough’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for 3 discharging the Manor of Coldheseldon, and divers Messuages, 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 and Hereditaments of greater Value, in lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Pattishall, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberties of Pattishall, within the Hamlets of Eastcote, Astcote, and Darlescote, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for railing a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.”

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.”

Hackney Coaches Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for licensing an additional Number of Hackney Coaches, and applying the Monies arising thereby.”

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.”

Tadcaster Bridge to Hobmoor Lane End Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecla est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eighteenth Year of King George the Second, to repair the Road leading from Tadcaster Bridge, within the County of the City of York, to a Place near the said City, called Hobmoor Lane End.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tweed Fisheries Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecla est Billa, intituled, “An Act for regulating and improving the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the same, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Manchester to Saddleworth, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, and to repair, widen, and amend, Bill the Road from the Guide Post at the Westerly End of Newton Lane, within the Township of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Austerlands, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Alconbury Hill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made for repairing and amending that Part of the Road leading from a certain Place, called the White Post, on Alconbury Hill, in the County of Huntingdon, to Wandsford Bridge, in the said County, called the North Division of the North Road; and for repairing the Road leading from Stilton, in the said County of Huntingdon, to the City of Peterborough, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Swalcliffe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money By Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hackney Coaches Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for licensing an additional Number of Hackney Coaches, and applying the Monies arising thereby.”

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 the former Messengers:

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

Stretton under Fosse Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2” vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Stretton under Fosse, in the Parish of Monks Kirby, in the County of Warwick.”

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

D. Athol.L. Bp. Ely.L. King.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Ravensworth.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Sondes.
E. Marchmont.L. Bp. Chester.L. Boston.
E. Powis.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 18th Day of this Instant April, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Knightcot and Northend Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, Lammas Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Hamlets and Liberties of Knightcot and Northend, in the Parish of Burton Dassett, in the County of Warwick.”

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.

Market Harborough, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts, parted in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Market Harborough to Loughborough, in the County of Leicester; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road branching out of the aforesaid Road at a Place called Filling Gate, to a Road called The Foss Road, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Melton Mowbray to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret’s Field, Leicester.”

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.

Bradford Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Bradford, to join the Leeds and Liverpoole Canal, at Windhill, in the Township of Idle, in the County of York.”

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

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

Ubly Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Ubly, in the County of Somerset.”

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.

Justus and Blanckenhagen’s Nat. Bill.

Jacob Matthias Justus and Theophilus Blanckenhagen, took the Oaths in order to their Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Matthias Justus and Theophilus Blanckenhagen.”

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 12o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Strafford.Ds. Milton.
Comes Dartmouth.Ds. Camden.
Comes Hardwicke.Ds. Sundridge.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Theobald’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Messuages in the Strand, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Settled Estate of James Theobald Esquire, in Trustees, to be conveyed to James Adam 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,” 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.

Parkinson’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for veiling 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 entire Premises to the Uses therein mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir Henry Harpur to make Leases, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling Sir Henry Harpur Baronet to make Leases of his Estates in the Counties of Derby and Stafford, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases as are therein mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sebraham Tithes Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for discharging from Tithe certain Lands in the Parish of Sebraham, otherwise Sebergham, in the County of Cumberland; and for making Compensation to the Curate of the said Parish for the same,” was committed.

Ladus Fen Drainage Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in Ladus Fen, in the Isle of Ely,” was committed.

Bishop Norton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township and Parish of Bishop Norton, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stretton on the Foss Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields called Stretton Common Field, and certain Common or Waste Grounds called Stretton Heath and Stretton Horse Slead, in the Parish of Stretton on the Foss, in the County of Warwick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Durham Yard, &c. Embanking Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Yard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet),

George R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.” “An Act for licensing an additional Number of Hackney Coaches, and applying the Monies arising thereby.” “An Act for further continuing the Tolls upon London Bridge, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, in certain Cases, to grant Licences to Persons possessed of Terms for Years of and in Houses described in an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, to build upon and enclose Part of the Ground and Soil of the Streets in the Front of their said Houses.” “An Act for regulating and improving the Fisheries in the River Tweedy and the Rivers and Streams running into the same, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River.” “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Market-house, in the Town of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks, to Burford, in the County of Oxford.” “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made for repairing and amending that Part of the Road leading from a certain Place, called the White Post, on Alconbury Hill, in the County of Huntingdon, to Wandsford Bridge, in the said County, called the North Division of the North Road; and for repairing the Road leading from Stilton, in the said County of Huntingdon, to the City of Peterborough, in the County of Northampton.” ”An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eighteenth Year of King George the Second, to repair the Road leading from Tadcaster Bridge, within the County of the City of York, to a Place near the said City, called Hobmoor Lane End.” “An Act to enlarge the Term contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, and to repair, widen, and amend, the Road from the Guide Post at the Westerly End of Newton Lane, within the Township of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Austerlands, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the County of York” “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.” “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.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing Sheriff Hales Common, in the County of Stafford.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Parcels of Fen Land within the Parish of Algarkirke cum Fosdyke, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford.” And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Henry Lord Apsley Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right-Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustes Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Earl of Marchmont, George William Earl of Bristol, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Thomas Viscount Weymouth; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors, Wills Lord Harwich, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said. Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twelfth Day of April, in the Eleventh Year of Our Reign.

“By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand,”

“Yorke.”

Then the Lord Chancellor said;

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

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Moriey Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

“1. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.”

“2. An Act for licensing an additional Number of Hackney Coaches, and applying the Monies arising thereby.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, severally, in these Words 5 (videlicet),

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

“3. An Act for further continuing the Tolls upon London Bridge, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for empowering the Mayor, Aldermeni and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, in certain Cases, to grant Licences to Persons possessed of Terms for Years of and in Houses described in an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, to build upon and enclose Part of the Ground and Soil of the Streets in the Front of their said Houses.”

“4. An Act for regulating and improving the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the same; and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River.”

“5. An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Market-house, in the Town of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks, to Burford, in the County of Oxford.”

“6. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made for repairing and amending that Part of the Road leading from a certain Place, called the White Post, on Alconbury Hill, in the County of Huntingdon, to Wandsford Bridge, in the said County, called the North Division of the North Road, and for repairing the Road leading from Stilton, in the said County of Huntingdon, to the City of Peterborough, in the County of Northampton.”

“7. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eighteenth Year of King George the Second, to repair the Road leading from Tadcaster Bridge, within the County of the City of York, to a Place near the said City, called Hobmoor Lane End.”

“8. An Act to enlarge the Term contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, and to repair, widen, and amend, the Road from the Guide Post at the Westerly End of Newton Lane, within the Township of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Austerlands, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the County of York.”

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

“Le Roy le veult.”

“9. 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.”

“10. 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.”

“11. An Act for dividing and enclosing Sheriffhales Common, in the County of Stafford”

“l2. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Parcels of Fen Land, within the Parish of Algarkirke cum Fosdyke, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln.”

“13. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desire.“

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

London Sewers, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for consolidating, extending, and rendering more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing, the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the City of London and Liberties thereof, and for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, Passages, and Places, and preventing and removing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Durham Yard, &c. Embanking Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Yard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings. in Die County of Middlesex.”

Petition of the City of London against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Locum Tenens of the Lord Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, setting forth, “That a Bill is depending before their Lordships, Intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Tard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the County of Middlesex;” that the Petitioners beg Leave humbly to represent, that in case the said Bill should pass into a Law, it will be destructive of the Rights, Properties, Privileges, and Franchises, of this City, and very injurious to the Trade and Navigation of the said River;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday next, and that the Lords be summoned; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the said Second Reading, as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time, if they think fit.

Edmonstone against Edmonstone et al.

Ordered, That the Cause, wherein Archibald Edmonstone Esquire is Appellant, and Campbell Edmonstone Esquire and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next.

Sitting of the Committee on the Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage put off.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges on the Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein the Earl of Chatham is Appellant, and William Daw Tothill and Maximilian Western are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the Cause, which stands for Wednesday next, be put off to Monday Sevennight; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

E. Chatham against Tothill and Western.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Friday next, upon hearing the Cause, wherein the Earl of Chatham is Appellant, and William Daw Tothill and Maximilian Western are Respondents.

Peebles Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Peebles to The King’s Eatedge, and to Gatehope, Knowburnfoot, and to the Top of Minchmore, and to Lochhead, in the County of Peebles.

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Harwich.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Willoughby Par.
E. Doncaster.L. Bp. Chester.L. Sandys.
E. Abingdon.L. Ravensworth.
E. Poulet.L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn.L. Mansfield.
E. Marchmont.L. Lyttelton.
E. Oxford.L. Wycombe.
E. Strafford.L. Boston.
E. Dartmouth.L. Milton.
E. Hardwicke.L. Camden.
V. Wentworth.L. Sundridge.

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

Naunton Beauchamp Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Naunton Beauchamp, in the County of Worcester.

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.

Shelton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shelton to the Road between Cheadle and Leek, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney, and from the Road between Cheadle and Leek to the Turnpike Road above Frogall Bridge, and from the same Road to the Road between Blyth Marsh and Thorp, at or near Ruehill Gate, 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.

Stone, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Stone to Lane End, and to the Road between Leek and Sandon on Meir Heath, and from thence to Blythe Bridge; and also from Meir to Trentham, and front thence to Stableford Bridge, 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.

Pattishal Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberties of Pattishall, within the Hamlets of Eastcote, Astcote, and Darlescote, in the County of Northampton.”

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.

Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for punishing Offences committed by Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, within certain Diftrids and Places therein mentioned; and for renewing the Registry of Carts and Carriages.”

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.

Livingstone, &c. Road Bill.

A Menage was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Gilmour and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Livingstone, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton, to the Town of Strathaven; and for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Confines of the County of Ayr, at or near Lochgate, to the Town of Strathaven, in the County of Lanerk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Harrand takes the Oaths for his Naturalization.

Francis Harrand took the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

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

Perry et al. against Burrow.

Edward Perry, Edward, John, and Thomas Odgers, are Plaintiffs, and James Burrow Esquire, His Majesty’s Coroner and Attorney, at the Relation of William Walkden, is Defendant.

Harrand’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Francis Harrand.

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 15o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tain Spirituales quam Temporalis præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Wigorn.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. King.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Glouceseter.Dux Bolton.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Athol.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Manchester.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Boston.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Edmonstone against Edmonstone et al:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreath Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of June and 24th of November 1769; and praying, “That the same might be reversed or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Campbell Edmonstone Esquire, and others, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered pn either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed, and Directions given.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed; and it is hereby declared and adjudged, That the Appellant being Fiar or Disponee, and not an Heir of Tailzie, ought not, by Implication from other Parts of the Deed of Entail, to be construed within the prohibitory, irritant, and resolutive Clauses, laid only upon the Heirs of Tailzie.

Sir Henry Harpur to make Leases, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling Sir Henry Harpur Bart, to make Leases of his Estates in the Counties of Derby and Stafford, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases as are therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Theobald’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Messuages, in the Strand, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Settled Estate of James Theobald Esquire, in Trustees, to be conveyed to James Adam 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Parkinson et al. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

D. Portland et al. Leave for Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble William Henry Cavendish Duke of Portland, and others, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, several Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Southampton, the Estate of the Most Noble William Henry Cavendish Duke of Portland, upon Trust, to sell the same, and to apply the Money to arise by Sale thereof, in Manner therein mentioned.”

Petition of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, against the Durham Yard Embanking Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter, Westminster, setting forth, “That a Bill is now depending in their Lordships House, intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames, adjoining to Durham Yard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the Strand;” that the Estate and Property of the said Collegiate Church will, as the Petitioners are advised, be materially affected and prejudiced if the said Bill should pass into a Law;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill palling into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, as desired, on Thursday next, at the Second Reading thereof.

Kilby and Newton Harbert Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Common and Waste Lands, in the Liberties or Hamlets of Kilby, and Newton Harcourt, in the Parish of Wistow, and County of Leicester.

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Ely.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Worcester.L. King.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Edgecumbe.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Ravensworth
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Walpole.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Mansfield.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Chester.L. Scarsdale.
E. Stamford.L. Boston.
E. Sandwich.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

London Sewers, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for consolidating, extending, and rendering more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing, the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, Passages, and Places, and preventing and removing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same.

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

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

Sir John Gibbons to shut up FootPaths, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower Sir John Gibbons to shut up the Foot Paths over certain Lands in the Parish of Stanwell, in the i County of Middlesex, and to extinguish all Claims and Right of Common in and over the said Lands, and to oblige the said Sir John Gibbons to make and keep in Repair a Foot Path in Lieu thereof; and to veil certain Premises, and a, Sum of Money, in Trustees, for the Use of the Poor of the said Parish.”

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.

Liverpool to Preston, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Patrick’s Cross within the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to the Town of Preston, in the same County Palatine; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

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

Long Riston and Arnold Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought front the House of Commons, by Mr. Cholmley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, at Long Riston and Arnold, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hand Cross, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Hand Cross to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole in the Town of Henfield, in the County of Sussex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Vinehall, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall, in the Parish of Mountfield, in the County of Sussex, to Cripps’s Corner, and from thence to Staple Cross, and to the Turnpike Road near the Windmill, in the Parish of Beckley, and from Staple Cross to Longless Water Corn Mill at Kent Ditch, and from Cripps’s Corner to the Town of Rye, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Peebles, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Peebles to The King’s Eatedge, and to Gatehope, Knowburnfoot, and to the Top of Minchmore, and to Loch-head, in the County of Peebles,” 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.”

Shelton, &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 Shelton to the Road between Cheadle and Leek, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney, and from the Road between Cheadle and Leek to the Turnpike Road above Frogall Bridge, and from the same Road to the Road between Blyth Marsh and Thorp at or near Ruehill Gate, in the County of Stafford;” was committed.

Bishop Norton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township and Parish of Bishop Norton, 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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stretton on the Foss Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, called Stretton Common Field, and certain Common or Waste Grounds, called Stretton Heath and Stretton Horse Slead, in the Parish of Stretton on the Foss, in the County of Warwick.”

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.

Sebraham Tithes Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging from Tithe certain Lands in the Parish of Sebraham, otherwise Sebergham in the County of Cumberland, and for making Compensation to the Curate of the said Parish for the same.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ladus Fen Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in Ladus Pen, in the Isle of Ely.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, to regulate, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for punishing Offences committed by Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen within certain Districts and Places therein mentioned; and for renewing the Registry of Carts and Carriages.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 16o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Athol.Ds. King.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Sandwich.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Poulet.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Boston.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Waverton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Waverton, otherwise Wareton, in the Parish of Polesworth, in the County of Warwick,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Hampstead Norreys 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 Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Hampstead Norreys, in the Parish of Hampstead Norreys, in the County of Berks” was committed.

London Sewers, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for consolidating, extending, and rendering more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing, the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the City of London and Liberties thereof, and for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, Passages, and Places, and preventing and removing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same,” 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.”

Market Harborough, &c. 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 Two Acts, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Market Harborough to Loughborough, in the County of Leicester; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road, branching out of the aforesaid Road at a Place called Filling Gate, to a Road called the Foss Road, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Melton Mowbray, to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret’s Field, Leicester,” was committed.

Stone, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Stone to Lane End, and to the Road between Leek and Sandon on Meir Heath, and from thence to Blythe Bridge, and also from Meir to Trentham, and from thence to Stableford Bridge, in the County of Stafford,” was committed.

Bradford Navigation Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Bradford, to join the Leeds and Liverpoole Canal at Windhill, in the Township of Idle, in the County of York,” was committed.

Justus and Blanckenhagen’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Matthias Justus and Theophilus Christian Blanckenhagen,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Harrand’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Francis Harrand,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

D. Portland’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, several Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Southampton, the Estate of the Moil Noble William Henry Cavendish Duke of Portland, upon Trust, to sell the same, and to apply the Money to arise by Sale thereof, in Manner therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Paget.
E. Sandwich.L: Bp. St. Asoph.L. King.
E. Poulet.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Chester.L. Mansfield.
E. Rosebery.L. Lyttelton.
E. Oxford.L. Boston.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the First Day of May next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; 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 last mentioned Bill stands committed, may proceed in the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Hand Cross, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Hand Cross to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole in the Town of Henfield, in the County of Sussex.

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

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

Liverpoole to Preston, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Patrick’s Cross within the Town of Liverpoole, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to the Town of Preston, in the same County Palatine.”

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.

Vinehall, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall, in the Parish of Mountfield, in the County of Sussex, to Cripps’s Corner, and from thence to Staple Cross, and to the Turnpike Road near the Windmill in the Parish of Beckley, and from Staple Cross to Longley’s Water Corn Mill at Kent Ditch, and from Cripps’s Corner to the Town of Rye, in the the said County.”

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

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

Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, to regulate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act for punishing Offences committed by Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen within certain Districts and Places therein mentioned; and for renewing the Registry of Carts and Carriages.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Peebles, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Peebles to The King’s Eatedge, and to Gatehope, Knowbumfoot, and to the Top of Minchmoor, and to Lochhead, in the County of Peebles.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shelton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shelton to the Road between Cheadle and Leek, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney, and from the Road between Cheadle and Leek to the Turnpike Road above Frogall Bridge, and from the same Road to the Road between Blyth Marsh and Thorp at or near Ruchill Gate, 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 Three; preceding Bills.

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

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

Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges on the Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause, wherein John Scott Esquire is Appellant, and William Lord Falconar and others are Respondents, et e con. which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

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

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

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

South Leith Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Mathew Ridley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for cleansing and lighting the Streets of the Town of South Leith, the Territory of Saint Anthony’s, and Yard Heads thereunto adjoining, and for supplying the several Parts thereof with Fresh Water;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 17o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Lincoln.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Suffolk, C. P. S.Ds. Trevor.
Epus.. Petriburg.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Athol.Ds. King.
Dux Portland.Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Hertford Camerarius.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Tankerville.Ds. Camden.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Sir Booth Williams’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, 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,” 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.

Stretton on the Foss Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, called Stretton Common Field, and certain Common or Waste Grounds, called Stretton Heath and Stretton Horse Slead, in the Parish of Stretton on the Foss, in the County of Warwick,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined, the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Petition of the Rulers of the Waterman’s Company:

Upon reading the Petition of the Rulers of the Watermen and Lightermen’s Company:

and of the Lightermen.

Also, upon reading the Petition of the Coal Lightermen, navigating Craft upon the River Thames:

against the Durham Yard, &c. Embankment Bill.

And also, upon reading the Petition of the Corn Lightermen, navigating Craft upon the River Thames, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Tard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the County of Middlesex;” and severally praying, “To be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, as desired, To-morrow, upon the Second Reading thereof.

D. Portland’s Estate Bill, Committee Shortened.

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 vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, several Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Southampton, the Estate of the Most Noble William Henry Cavendish Duke of Portland, upon Trust, to sell the same, and to apply the Money to arise by Sale thereof in Manner therein mentioned,” Hands committed; may meet oh an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

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.

South Leith Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for cleansing and lighting the Streets of the Town of South Leith, the Territory of Saint Anthony’s, and Tard Heads thereunto adjoining, and for supplying the several Parts thereof with Fresh Water.”

Caithness Claim of Peerage.

Upon reading the Petition of William Sinclair of Ratter Esquire, Claimant of the Peerage of Caithness, setting forth, “That the Petitioner’s printed Cases are now lodged pursuant to the Standing Order;” and therefore praying “Their Lordships will be pleased to appoint the Hearing thereof for Wednesday the First Day of May next:”

It is Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges, to whom the said Claim stands referred, do meet to consider thereof on Wednesday the First Day of May next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty’s Attorney General, and His Majesty’s Advocate for Scotland.

Justus and Blanckenhagen’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Matthias Justus and Theophilus Christian Blanckenhagen.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Harrand’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Francis Harrand.”

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. Browning:

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

Livingston, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Livingston, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton to the Town of Strathaven, and for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Consines of the County of Air, at or near Lochgate, to the Town of Strathaven, in the County of Lanerk.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Le Despencer.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Athol.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Trevor.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Masham.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Chester.L. King.
Ld. Steward.L. Godolphin.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh.L. Ravensworth.
E. Carlisle.L. Walpole.
E. Poulet.L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn.L. Lyttelton.
E. Marchmont.L. Wycombe.
E. Rosebery.L. Sondes.
E. Oxford.L. Boston.
E. Tankerville.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Macclesfield.L. Beaulieu.
E. Radnor.L. Camden.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
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.

Long Riston and Arnold Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Lands; and Grounds, at Long Riston and Arnold, in the County of York.”

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

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

Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Roads leading from the said Town of Birmingham to the said Town of Bromsgrove.”

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.

Stone, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Stone to Lane End, and to the Road between Leek and Sandon, on Meir Heathy and from thence to Blythe Bridge; and also from Meir to Frentham, and from thence to Stableford Bridge, in the County of Stafford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Waverton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3” vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Waverton. otherwise Wareton, in the Parish of Polesworth, in the County of Warwick.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hampstead Norreys Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

London Sewers, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for consolidating, extending, and rendering more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing, the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the City of London, and Liberties thereof, and for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, Passages, and Places; and preventing and removing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Market Harborough, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual, Two Acts, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Market Harborough to Loughborough, in the County of Leicester; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road branching out of the aforesaid Road, at a Place called Filling Gate, to a Road called the Foss Road, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Melton Mowbray, to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret’s Field, Leicester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bradford Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Bradford, to join the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Windhill, in the Township of Idle, 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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 18o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Le Despenser.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Suffolk, C. P. S.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Grafton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Beaufort.Ds. King.
Epus. Glouceseter.Dux St. Albans.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Bolton.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Portland.Ds. Fortescue.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Landaven.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Northampton.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Grantham.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Boston.
Comes Scarbrough.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Camden.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

Knightcot and Northend Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, Lammas Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Hamlets and Liberties of Knightcot and Northend, in the Parish of Burton Dassett, in the County of Warwick,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Kilby and Newton Harcourt 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 Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Common and Waste Lands, in the Liberties or Hamlets of Kilby and Newton Harcourt, in the Parish of Wistow, and County of Leicester.” was committed.

Stretton under Foss 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 Open and Common Fields of Stretton under Foss, in the Parish of Monks Kirby, in the County of Warwick” was committed.

Bishop Norton 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 Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township and Parish of Bishop Norton, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Sir John Gibbons to shut up Foot Paths, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act to empower Sir John Gibbons to shut up the Foot Paths over certain Lands, in the Parish of Stanwell, in the County of Middlesex, and to extinguish all Claims and Right of Common in and over the said Lands and to oblige the said Sir John Gibbons to make and keep in Repair a Foot Path in lieu thereof, and to vest certain Premises, and a Sum of Money, in Trustees, for the Use of the Poor of the said Parish,” 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.”

Butterwick Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, in the Township of Butterwick, in the Parish of Foxholes, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, within the Parish of Saint John, Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex, and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

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

and Pulteney’s Bill.

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

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

Tavernspite, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Tavernspite, to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

D. Portland’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, several Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Southampton, the Estate of the Most Noble William Henry Cavendish Duke of Portland, upon Trust, to sell the same, and to apply the Money to arise by Sale thereof, in Manner therein 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Naunton Beauchamp, 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 the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Naunton Beauchamp, in the County of Worcester” 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 so the Long Riston and Arnold Enclosure Bill:

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 all the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, at Long Riston and Arnold, in 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.

and to the Pottishall Enclosure Bill.

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 the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberties of Pattishall, within the Hamlets of Eastcote, Astcote, and Darlescote, in the County of Northampton,” was pleased co consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they mall think fit.”

Wen, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Wem, in the County of Salop, to the Lime Rocks at Bron y Garth, and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Denbigh.”

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. Abp. York.L. Le Despencer.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Ely.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. St. Albans.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. King.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Monson.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Godolphin.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Sandys.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Fortescue.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. St. AsaphL. Ravensworth.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Ponsonby.
E. Northampton.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Mansfield.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Chester.L. Lyttelton.
E. Stamford.L. Wycombe.
E. Sandwich.L. Sondes.
E. Carlisle.L. Grantham.
E. Doncaster.L. Scarsdale.
E. Scarbrough.L. Boston.
E. Rochford.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Coventry.L. Beaulieu.
E. Poulet.L. Camden.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Stair.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.

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.

D. Portland’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, several Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Southampton, the Estate of the Most Noble William Henry Cavendish Duke of Portland, upon Trust, to sell the same, and to apply the Money to arise by Sale thereof, in Manner therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Booth Williams’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message H. C. will the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Liverpoole &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 Roads 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendment to it.

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.

Naunton Beauchamp Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Larids, within the Parish of Naunton Beauchamp, in the County of Worcester,” 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.”

Stretton on the Foss Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, called Stretton Common Field, and certain Common or Waste Grounds, called Stretton Heath and Stretton Horse Slead, in the Parish of Stretton on the Foss, 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 of the former Messengers:

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

Durham Yard Embanking, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Yardy, Salisbury Street, Cecil Streets and Beaufort Buildings, in the County of Middlesex;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

City of London and others, heard against it.

Counsel were accordingly called in;

And the said Bill was read a Second Time:

And Mr. Leigh was heard against the Bill, in Behalf of the Petitioners, the City of London, the Watermen’s Company, the Corn Lightermen, and the Coal Lightermen; and called,

Mr. Rix; who being sworn, produced, “A Charter of the Twentieth of King Henry the Seventh,” which was read:

Also, “Several Repertories of the Court of Aldermen, containing Proceedings of that Court relating to Encroachments on the River Thames,” several Entries in which were read:

Also, “A Book, intituled, “Journal of the Proceedings of the Common Council,” containing Proceedings of that Court relating to the same;” an Entry in which was read.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Joseph Bustan was called in, and produced A Lease from the City of London, dated 16th October 1706, which, by Assignment, is now vested in Sir Joseph Mawbey, of a Piece of Ground on the Banks of the Thames at Lambeth;” and the same was read:

Also, “A Book containing Contracts of the Committee for letting the City Lands;” an Entry in which was read:

Also, “A Book, intituled, “Rentals General, from 1667 to 1682;” Entries in which were read.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then William Montague was called in, and, being sworn, proved, “That Mr. West of Rotherhithe had for many Years paid Rent to the City of London for a Piece of Ground on the Bank of the Thames at Rotherhithe, facing Two Houses of his, and had paid the same down to Michaelmas last.”

He is directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Bill be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

E. Chatham against Tothill and Weston:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein William Earl of Chatham is Appellant, and William Daw Tothill and Maximilian Western are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Causes put off.

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

Adjourn.

Dominiis Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 19o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Wigorn.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Suffolk. C. P. S.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Bolton.Ds. King.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Athol.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Landaven.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Manchester.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Northampton.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lytlelton.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Camden.
Comes Stair.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankervillet
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Clerkenwell Paving Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, within the Parish of Saint John Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex; and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

Butterwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields in the Township of Butterwick, in the Parish of Foxholes, in the East; Riding of the County of York.”

Tavernspite, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Tavernspite to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke.”

South Leith Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, ”An Act for cleansing and lighting the Streets of the Town of South Leith, the Territory of Saint Anthony’s, and Yard Heads thereunto adjoining, and for supplying the several Parts thereof with Fresh Water.”

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. Abp. York.L. Le Despencer.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Trevor.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. King.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Monson.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Godolphin.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Sandys.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Chester.L. Ravensworth.
E. Northampton.L. Ponsonby.
E. Sandwich.L. Hyde.
E. Doncaster.L. Mansfield.
E. Rochford.L: Lyttelton.
E. Coventry.L. Wycombe.
E. Poulet.L. Sondes.
E. Abercorn.L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont.L. Boston.
E. Stair.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Rosebery.L. Camden.
E. Oxford.L. Sundridge.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Powis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Knightcot and Northend Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, Lammas Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Hamlets and Liberties of Knightcot and Northend, in the Parish of Burton Dassett, in the County of Warwick.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Naunton Beauchamp Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir John Gibbons to shut up Foot Paths, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower Sir John Gibbons to shut up the Foot Paths over certain Lands in the Parish of Stanwell, in the County of Middlesex, and to extinguish all Claims and Right of Common in and over the said Lands, and to oblige the said Sir John Gibbons to make and keep in Repair a Foot Path in lieu thereof, and to vest certain Premises, and a Sum of Money, in Trustees, for the Use of the Poor of the said Parish.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kilby and Newton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Common and Waste Lands, in the Liberties or Hamlets of Kilby and Newton Harcourt, in the Parish of Wistow and County of Leicester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stretton under Foss Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Stretton under Foss, in the Parish of Monks Kirby, in the County of Warwick.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bishop Norton Enclosure Bill:

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

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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Maddock, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Copyhold Estate of Richard Maddock Gentleman deceased, situate at Norwood, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be sold, towards discharging the Principal Money and Interest due upon a Mortgage thereof; and of certain Freehold Estates of the said Richard Maddock, in the County of Wilts.”

Horsham, Steyning, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Hand Cross to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole in the Town of Henfield, 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.”

Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County, of Warwick, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Roads leading from the said Town of Birmingham to the said Town of Bromsgrove” was committed.

Liverpoole to Preston Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Patrick’s Cross within the Town of Liverpoole, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to the Town of Preston in the same County Palatine,” was committed.

Livingston, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Rosebery made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Livingston by the Kirk of Shotts to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton to the Town of Strathaven; and for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Consines of the County of Air. at or near Lochgate, to the Town of Strathaven, in the County of Lanerk,” was committed.

Vinehall, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Rosebery made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall, in the Parish of Mountfield, in the County of Sussex, to Cripps’s Corner, and from thence to Staple Cross, and to the Turnpike Road near the Windmill in the Parish of Beckley, and from Staple Cross to Longley’s Water Corn Mill at Kerit Ditch, and from Cripps’s Corner to the Town of Rye, in the said County,” was committed.

Long Riston and Arnold Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Rosebery also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, at Long Riston and Arnold, in the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Contents 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.”

Dirs and Glostein, for a Nat. Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Carsten Dirs and Jacob Glostein, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Lord Ravensworth presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing “Carsten Dirs and Jacob Glostein.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Smythe Bill.

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

(fn. 2) With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Deed of Trust dated the Thirty-first of December One thousand seven hundred ahd 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 of Gloucester, or of a competent Part thereof;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Durham Yard Embanking, &c. Bill; City of London and others, heard against it.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Tard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the County of Middlesex;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned.

The Counsel were called in;

And Mr. Leigh, Counsel for the City of London, the Watermen’s Company, the Corn Lightermen, and the Coal Lightermen; in order to make but the Allegations of their Petitions, called

Thomas Hayward late Water Bailiff of the City of London; who, being sworn, was examined as to the Nature of his Office, and by whom he is appointed, and what Authorities and Powers he is vested with to prevent Nuisances and Encroachments in the River Thames, and what the Profits of his Place are annually, and how the same arise, and how far his Jurisdiction extends upon the River Thames:

He is directed to withdraw.

Then William Dawson, the present Water Bailiff of the City of London, was called in, and being sworn, was examined to the same Points:

He is directed to withdraw.

Then John Middlemarsh, who had been a Lighterman for Fifty-four Years, was called in, and, being sworn, was examined as to the Inconveniencies that would arise to the Corn Lighters and Coal Lighters in general, if the Embankment at Durham Yard should take place; and what Effect it would (fn. 3) leave upon the Navigation of the River Thames; and what Inconveniencies had arisen from the Embankment at Blackfriars to the Corn and other Lighters; and what Effect it had had upon the Navigation of the River:

He is directed to withdraw.

Then John Scott Lighterman, Michael Maynard Lighterman, Thomas Chapman Lighterman, Jeremiah Cloves Lighterman, and John Dunkin Lighterman, were severally called in and sworn, and examined to the same Points.

Then Mr. Leigh, Counsel for the City of London, the Watermen’s Company, the Corn Lightermen, and the Coal Lightermen, acquainted the House, “That he rested his Evidence on Behalf of his said Clients here.”

Then the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Bill be adjourned to Monday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges upon the Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage, which stands appointed for Monday next, be adjourned to Friday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed for Friday next, be adjourned to Monday 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, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Sic. The Message is, To return the Bill.
3 Sic.