House of Lords Journal Volume 33
March 1772, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: March 1772, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 310-330. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113560 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 23o Martii 1772.
L. Milton against Edgworth et al. Soutter against Green; in Error. Aldermaston, &c. Road Bill. Carlton Moor, &c Enclosure Bill. American Mutiny Bill. St. Botolph’s Poor Bill. Yarmouth Haven and Piers Bill. Pollington, &c. Enclosure Bill. Low Toynton Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Sellon’s Nat. Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Shrewsbury Bridge, &c. Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Wilson’s Bill Committee shortened. Cavenham Enclosure Bill. Fenwick Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Macartney’s Will, Exemplification Bill. Danver’s Bill. Salter against Hite et al. Adjourn. Die Martis, 24o Martii 1772.
Middle Raisin Enclosure bill. Throckmorton Enclosure Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Causes put ofF. Wilson’s a Bill. Macartney’s Will, Exemplification Bill. Yarmouth Haven and piers Bill. Lanerk Road and Bridge Bill. Fenwick’s Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Cavenham Enclosure Bill. St. Botolph’s Poor Bill. Aldermaston, &c. Road Bill: Carlton Moor, &c Enclosure Bill: >Message to H. C. that the the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Wilson’s Bill. Message td H. C. with it. Russell’s Petition for Private Bill received, though out of Time. Petition referred to Judges. L. Milton against Edgworth et al. Duncans and Steven against Fouke and Stormont, hearing ex parte. Campbell against Campbell. Cavenham Enclosure Bill, the King’s Content signified to it. Bury St. Edmunds, &c. Road Bill. Great Farringdon Enclosure Bill. Bousquet’s Nat. Bill. Collier’s Divorce Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 25o Martii 1772.
Dunbar against Lem et Ux: Orders affirmed. Middle Raisin Enclosure Bill. Great Farringdon Enclosure Bill. Pollington, &c. Enclosure Bill. Stainby Enclosure Bill. Stapleford Enclosure Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Macartney’s Will, Exemplification Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. American Mutiny Bill. Message from H. C. to retain the Royal Family Marriage Bill, with Amendments. Quinton Enclosure Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Sir John Colleton’s Divorce Bill; and Lewis’s Divorce Bill. Collier’s Divorce Bill. Marriages of the Royal Family, Bill. Smith’s Charity Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 26o Martii 1772.
Campbell et al. against Hastie; Petition for a Bye Day. Follifoot Enclosure Bill. North Queen’s Ferry, &c. Road Bill. American Mutiny Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. St Botolph’s Poor Bill. Nugent and Eliot’s Bill. Epwell Enclosure Bill. Great Faringdon Enclosure Bill. Cavenham Enclosure Bill. Yarmouth Haven and Piers Bill. Bousquet’s Nat Bill. Lanerk Road and Bridge Bill. Bury St. Edmunds, &c. Road Bill. Harper’s Bill. Motion to dispense with Standing Order on it. Halhed’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order on it. Port Glasgow Harbour, &c Bill. Collier’s Divorce Bill. Militia Pay and cloathing Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 27o Martii 1772.
Willock et al. against Ouchterlony, et e con. Middle Raisin Enclosure Bill. Bury St Edmunds, Road Bill. Message from H. C. to return Hanckwitz’s Divorce Bill. Loyne Navigation, &c. Bill. Kemerton Enclosure Bill. Hammering ham Enclosure Bill. Canongate Leithing, &c. Bill. Nugent and Eliot’s Bill: Collier’s Divorce Bill. Bousquet’s Nat. Bill. Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills. Quinton Enclosure Bill. Follifoot Enclosure Bill. Throckmorton Enclosure Bill. North Queen’s Ferry Road Bill. Harhed’s Bill Standing Order dispensed with. Harpur’s Bill Standing Order dispensed with. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. St. Botolph’s Poor Bill: Epwell Enclosure Bill: Great Faringdon Enclosure Bill: Cavenham Enclosure Bill: Yarmouth Haven and Piers Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Blundell et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Maclatchie against Brand. Dickson against E. Hyndford et al. Rutherfoord et al. against Hamilton; Petition to amend Appeal Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 30o Martii 1772.
Willock et al. against Ouchterlony, et e con. Judgement. Kemerton Enclosure Bill. Hammeringham Enclosure Bill. Loyne Navigation, &c. Bill. Port Glasgow Harbour, &c Bill. Canongate Lighting, &c. Bill. Radcliffe to enter into Recognizance on Salter’s Appeal. Urquhart to to enter into Recognizance on Campbell’s Appeal. Bury St. Edmunds, &c Road Bill. Middle Raisin Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. thar the Louis have agreed to the Two proceeding Bills. Pollington, &c Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. Causes put off. General Brown’s Estate, Grant, Bill. Reedy Gate to Cherry Brook Road Bill. Tavistock, &c. Road Bill. Ure Bridge Bill. Message from H. C. to return Foxley Charity Bill. Chatham Paving, &c. Bill. Ockbrook Enclosure, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 31o Martii 1772.
Follifoot Enclosure Bill. Stainby Enclosure Bill. Quinton Enclosure Bill. Throckmorton Enclosure Bill. Pollington, &c Enclosure Bill. Halhed’s Bill. Minchin’s Bill. Loyne Navigation, &c. Bill. Hammeringham Enclosure Bill. Stapleford Enclosure Bill. Kemerton Enclosure Bill. Port Glasgow Harbour, &c. Bill. Canongate Lighting, &c. Bill. North Queen’s Ferry, &c. Road Bill. Message from H. C. to return L. Bathurst’s Estate Bill. Barlythorpe Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Wilton’s Bill. Manchester, & Road Bill. Richmond Church Bill. Frome, &c. Road Bill. Follifoot Enclosure Bill. Stainby Enclosure Bill: Quinton Enclosure Bill. Throckmorton Enclosure Bill. Pollington, &c Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Blundell’s Bill. Kingsnorton Enclosure Bill. Pearce et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Brydges et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. General Brown’s Estate, Giant, Bill. Loyne Navigation, &c Bill. Stapleford Enclosure Bills. Canongate Lighting, &c. Bill. Port Glasgow Harbour, &c. Bill. North Queen’s Ferry, &c. Road Bill. Hammetingham Enclosure Bill. Kemerton Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. For regulating Carters, &c. in Scotland, Bill. Foxley Chantry Bill. Sir Geo. Colebrooke et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Aubrey et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Baldwyn, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Ure Bridge Bill. Tavistock, &c. Road Bill. Chatham Paving, &c. Bill. Ockbrook Enclosure Bill. Dunsford to Cherrybrook Road Bill. Lanerk Road and Bridge Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Accounts from the Mercers Company delivered. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 23o Martii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Chandos.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Exeter.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Boston.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Westmorland.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Sandwich.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Litchfield.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

L. Milton against Edgworth et al.

The joint and several Answer of Moore Edgworth and others, to the Appeal of the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton, was this Day brought in.

Soutter against Green; in 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 David Soutter is Plaintiff, and Thomas Green is Defendant.

Aldermaston, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads from Alder maston, in the County of Berks, to Basingstoke, and from Aldermaston aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road from Basingstoke to Andover, at or near Worting; and to the Turnpike Road leading to Winchester at Popham Lane in the County of Southampton,” 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.”

Carlton Moor, &c Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor, called Carlton Moor or Common, and an Open Field, called The Town Field, in the Manor and Township of Carlton, in the Parish of Guiseley, in the West Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

American Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Ninth Years of His Majesty’s Reign, for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Botolph’s Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual assessing and collecting of the Rates for Relief of the Poor in the Parish of Saint Botolph Bishop gate, in the Liberties of the City of London;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Yarmouth Haven and Piers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for clearing, depthening, repairing, maintaining, and improving, the Haven and Piers of Great Tarmouth, and for depthening and making more navigable the several Rivers emptying themselves into the said Haven, and for preserving Ships wintering therein from Accidents by Fire;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pollington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Saville and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Arable Fields, and the Common Meadows, Pasture Grounds, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Pollington, Bain, Whitley and Whitley Thorpe, Great Heck and Little Heck, in the Parishes of Snaith and Kellington, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Low Toynton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish, Lordship, or Liberties, of Low Toynton, 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 it.

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

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

Sellon’s Nat. Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Shrewsbury Bridge, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act of the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Stone Bridge, in the Town of Shrewsbury; and for appropriating Part of the Tolls collected upon certain Roads leading to the said Bridge, towards finishing the same; and for granting additional Terms to the several Acts for repairing the said Roads.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Wilson’s Bill Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for annulling and making void certain Articles of Agreement made previous and in order to the Marriage of George Wilson and Ann Sybelle his now Wife, and the Settlement made after their Marriage, in pursuance of the said Articles, in Confirmation of a Decree and Order of the High Court of Chancery,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Cavenham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Parish of Cavenham, in the County of Suffolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Fenwick Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Ann Fenwick Widow and Relict of John Fenwick, late of Burrow Hall in the County Palatine of Lancaster, Esquire, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to vest in Trustees certain Estates in the Counties of York, Westmorland, and Lancaster, which belonged to Ann Fenwick Widow before her Intermarriage, and for the Relief of the said Ann Fenwick, in such Manner as in the said Act is mentioned.”

Macartney’s Will, Exemplification Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will and Testament of James Macartney Esquire deceased, Evidence in all the Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland.”

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

D.Chandos.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Pr.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Walpole.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Mansfield.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Boston.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. St. Davids.
E. Litchfield.L. Bp. St. Asaph.
E. Poulet.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
E. Abercorn.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
V. Weymouth.

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

Danver’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering and enabling the Trustees, named in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Daniel Danvers Esquire and Mary his Wife, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, or the Heirs of such Survivor, to make Sale of certain Leasehold Estates vested in them upon divers Trusts mentioned in the said Settlement, and to lay out the Money arising from such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled in such Mariner as the said Leasehold Estates stand settled.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 7th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Salter against Hite et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Ann Salter Spinster, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 9th Day of July 1771; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, and that a new Trial may be granted, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Francis Hite Attorney at Law, Edward Ramsey and Jane his Wife, Hannah Salter Ashe Widow, William Salter, Mary Salter, Margaret Salter, John Partridge the Elder, John Partridge the Younger, and Samuel Mare, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Francis Hite Attorney at Law, Edward Ramsey and Jane his Wife, Hannah Salter Ashe Widow, William Salter, Mary Salter, Margaret Salter, John Partridge the Elder, John Partridge the Younger, and Samuel Mare, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 7th Day of April next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse esque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræs, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 24o Martii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Clifton.
Epus, Litch. & Cov.Dux Chandos.Ds. Craven.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Camden.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Middle Raisin Enclosure bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open fields, Moors, and Common Pastures, in the Lordship of Middle Raisin, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Throckmorton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy two;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally, read the First Time.

Causes put ofF.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein John Dunbar late of London Merchant is Appellant, and William Lem and Ann his Wife are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Wilson’s a Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for annulling and making void certain Articles of Agreement made previous and in order to the Marriage of George Wilson Esquire and Anne Sybelle his now Wife, and the Settlement made after their Marriage, in pursuance of the said Articles, in Confirmation of a Decree and Order of the High Court of Chancery,” 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.

Macartney’s Will, Exemplification Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will and Testament of James Macartney Esquire deceased, Evidence in all the Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland” 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.”

Yarmouth Haven and piers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for clearing, depthening, repairing, maintaining, and improving, the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth; and for depthening and making more navigable the several Rivers emptying themselves into the said Haven; and for preserving Ships wintering therein from Accidents by Fire.”

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

D. Chandos.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Clifton.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Craven.
E. Westmorland.L. Godolphin.
E. Sandwich.L. Sandys.
E. Rochford.L. Ravensworth.
E. Abercorn.L. Walpole.
E. Marchmont.L. Boston.
E. Rosebery.L. Camden.
E. Macclesfieldld.L. Sundridge.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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.

Lanerk Road and Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2o vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading through the County of Lanerk; and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde, at or near a Place, called The Howford, in the said County.”

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

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

Fenwick’s Bill.

Hodie 2o vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to vest in Trustees, certain Estates in the Counties of York, Westmorland, and Lancaster, which belonged to Ann Fenwick Widow before her Intermarriage, and for the Relief of the said Ann Fenwick, in such Manner as in the said Act is mentioned.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 8th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please;

American Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for further continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Ninth Years of His Majesty’s Reign, for panishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Cavenham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Parish of Cavenham, in the County of Suffolk.”

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

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

St. Botolph’s Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual assessing and collecting of the Rates for Relief of the Poor in the Parish of Saint Botolph Bishopgate, in the Liberties of the City of London.”

Ordered, That the said Bill he 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.

Aldermaston, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads from Aldermaston, in the County of Berks, to Basingstoke; and from Aldermaston aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road from Basingstoke to Andover, at or near Worting, and to the Turnpike Road leading to Winchester, at Popham Lane, in the County of Southampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Carlton Moor, &c Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor, called Carlton Moor or Common, and an Open Field, called The Town Field, in the Manor and Township of Carlton, in the Parish of Guiseley, in the West Riding of 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 the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Wilson’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for annulling and making void certain Articles of Agreement made previous and in order to the Marriage of George Wilson Esquire and Anne Sybelle his now Wife, and the Settlement made after their Marriage, in pursuance of the said Articles, in Confirmation of a Decree and Order of the High Court of Chancery.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message td H. C. with it.

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

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

Russell’s Petition for Private Bill received, though out of Time.

Upon reading the Petition of John Meredith, Agent for William Russell of Birmingham in the County of Warwick Merchant, and Martha his Wife; setting forth, “That since the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving Petitions for Private Bills, an advantageous Offer hath been made to the said William Russell for the Purchase of an Estate of his in the Town of Kidderminster;” and therefore praying, “That Leave be given him to exhibit a Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill for Sale of the said Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:”

It is Ordered, That Leave be given as desired.

Petition referred to Judges.

Whereupon, Upon reading the Petition of the said William Russell of Birmingham in the County of Warwick Merchant and Martha his Wife, and Joseph Hantox of Kidderminster in the County of Worcester Gentleman, and Nicholas Pearsall the Younger of the same Place Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for Sale of an Estate in Kidderminster; and for other Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Baron Perrott and Mr. Justice Ashurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

L. Milton against Edgworth et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton is Appellant, and Moore Edgworth and others are Respondents:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Duncans and Steven against Fouke and Stormont, hearing ex parte.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Margaret and Elizabeth Duncans, and John Steven Husband to the said Margaret, are Appellants, and Francis Fouke and James Stormont are Respondents ex-parte, the Respondents not having put in their Answer, though peremptorily ordered io to do:”

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

Campbell against Campbell.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Campbell of Ottar Esquire, complaining of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 26th of February 1768; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 15th of June 1770, and 5th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relies in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Campbell may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Campbell may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 21st Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondent in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Cavenham Enclosure Bill, the King’s Content signified to it.

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

Bury St. Edmunds, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act, for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds, to the Town of Newmarket, in the Counties of Suffolk and Cambridge; and from the South End of the Ferry Street in Brandon, to Bury Saint Edmunds in the said County of Suffolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great Farringdon Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of commons, by Mr. Vanisittart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Meadow Ground, within the Manor and Parish of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Bousquet’s Nat. Bill.

John Bousquet took the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Bousquet.”

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.

Collier’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Collier Esquire with Christiana Gwyn his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for the Attendance of Sarah Rood and Mary Staines:

Counsel was called in; and Mr. Maddux, Counsel for the Bill, in order to prove Mrs. Collier’s having been guilty of Adultery with Molloy, called Sarah Rood; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That she lived as Cook with Mr. and Mrs. Collier in the Year 1770, at West Cowes in the Isle of Wight; that she bargained with Mrs. Collier at Doctor Luke’s at Portsmouth; that on Thursday the 7th of June 1770, the Day on which West Cowes Fair is held, Mrs. Collier went out about Four o’Clock in the Afternoon with one Mrs. Railsey, and returned Home about Seven in the Evening; that she went out again about Eight or Nine o’Clock in the Evening; that she saw her walking down the Street with a Gentleman dressed in brown Cloaths; that Mrs. Collier came in at the Back Door about Ten o’Clock the same Evening, and went up into the Nursery, where she ordered her to get her Supper, saying, she could not eat any herself; that about Eleven o’Clock she, the Witness, went up with Two Bottles of Water which she intended to carry into her Mistress’s Bed Chamber, but did not, because the Bed Chamber Door was locked; that she put them into the Nursery, and went up into her own Bed Room and staid there Half an Hour, but, suspecting somebody was with her Mistress from the Door’s being locked, and from the Things being put in Order, she came down and peeped through the Key Hole, and saw a Man in Bed with her Mistress, the Curtains being open and a Light in the Room; that there was but one Door to the Bed Chamber, and the Feet of the Bed faced the Door; that she saw his Face; that his Head Dress was different from a Woman’s; that she stood at the Door for Half an Hour, and heard them talking together; that she knew it was not Captain Collier, he being then on Board his Ship at Portsmouth; that she heard the Bed creak, and believes they were then in the Act of Adultery; that she did not know who the Man in Bed with her Mistress was, but, by the Description she gave of him to Mary Staines, she learnt from her that his Name was Molloy, and, she believes, the same Gentleman she saw walking with her Mistress.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Staines was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That she lived with Mr. and Mrs. Collier, as a Servant, at West Cowes in 1770; that on the 7th of June 1770, being the Day on which Cowes Fair is held, Mrs. Collier went out about Eight or Nine o’Clock; that she saw a Gentleman, dressed in brown Cloaths, walking before her; that she had seen him before, and that his Name was Molloy; that her Mistress returned at Dark; that she, the Witness, observing Things were different from what they used to be, suspected something was going forward; that upon going into her own Bed Room, which was next to Mrs. Collier’s, and separated from it only by a thin Wainscoat Partition, she heard Mrs. Collier talking with a Man; that she heard them on the Bed, and heard the Bed creak; that previous to their getting on the Bed she heard a Man’s Shoes fall on the Floor, and believes, that when the Bed creaked, they were then in the Act of Adultery; that Mr. Collier was not then at Home; and that she never saw the Gentleman who was with her Mistress that Night, afterwards; that she and Sarah Rood, and other Witnesses, were examined at the Trial of Mr. Molloy.“

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse esque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 25o Martii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Winton.Dux Chandos.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Sarum.Comes Exeter.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Sandwich.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Essex.Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Rochford.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch & cov.Comes Poulet.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Boston.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Dunbar against Lem et Ux:

After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Dunbar late of London Merchant; complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer, of the 18th of July 1770; and also, of Two Orders of the said Court, of the 19th of the same Month; and praying, “That the same might be reversed and set aside, 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 William Lem and Ann his Wife, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Orders affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Orders therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Middle Raisin Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Moors, and Common Pastures, in the Lordship of Middle Raisin, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Bolton.L. Abp. York.L. Le Despencer.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Par.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Winchester.L. Clifton.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Trevor.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. Romney.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Godolphin.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Montfort.
E. Essex.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Sandys.
E. Rochford.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Bruce.
E. Poulet.L. Bp. (fn. 1) Cestrien.L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Litch, & Cov.L. Mansfield.
E. Loudoun.L. Lyttelton.
E. Marchmont.L. Sondes.
E. Rosebery.L. Scarsdale.
E. Oxford.L. Boston.
E. Aylesford.L. Sundridge.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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

Great Farringdon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Meadow Ground, within the Manor and Parish of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks.

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

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

Pollington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open, Common, Arable Fields, and the Common Meadows, Pasture Grounds, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Pollington, Bain, Whitley and Whitley Thorpe, Great Heck and Little Heck, in the Parishes of Smith and Wellington, 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.

Stainby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, in the Liberties of Stainby, 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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stapleford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, in the Liberties of Stapleford, in the County of 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-two.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to (fn. 2) the Committee of the whole House;

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Macartney’s Will, Exemplification Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will and Testament of James Macartney Esquire deceased, Evidence in all the Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holfard and Mr. Brownings:

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

American Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Ninth Years of His Majesty’s Reign, for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America.”

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.”

Message from H. C. to retain the Royal Family Marriage Bill, with Amendments.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating the future Marriages of the Royal Family;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Quinton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Sir John Colleton’s Divorce Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Sir John Colleton Baronet with Ana Fullford his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Lewis’s Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Hugh Lewis with Susannah Hale otherwise Heale, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Collier’s Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the, Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Collier Esquire with Christiana Gwyn his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

Marriages of the Royal Family, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating the future Marriages of the Royal Family.”

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

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

To acquaint them therewith.

Smith’s Charity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Trustees of the Estate of Henry Smith Esquire deceased, to apply certain Sums of Money to the Relief of his poor Kindred; and to enable the said Trustees to grant Building Leases of an Estate in the Parties of Kensington, Chelsea, and Saint Martin in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Smythe, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon,, under their Hands.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 26o Martii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Exeter.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Doncacter.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ilchester.

PRAYERS.

Campbell et al. against Hastie; Petition for a Bye Day.

Upon reading the Petition of Patrick Campbell and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Hactie is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, “That the respondent having been dismissed from his Office of Master of the Grammar School of Campbelltown by the Magistrates of that Borough, for wilful Neglect of Duty, and the most barbarous and tyrannical Treatment of the Boys under his Care, (proved by the concurring Testimonies of several Witnesses), he thought proper to bring an Action in the Court of Session for setting aside this Decree of dismission, and made the Appellants (the Complainants before the Magistrates) Parties, to this Action; and that Court first affirmed the Decree of the Magistrates, and dismissed the Action; but afterwards, on a Reclaiming Petition for the respondent, were pleased to reverse the Decree, declaring at the same Time in the Judgement, “That, in respect of some Irregularities in his the Resppodent’s Conduct, find he is not entitled to the by gone Salaries of his Office since his Deposition, and find no Expences due;” that the Appellants brought their Appeal last Session of Parliament to their Lordships against this Decree, and the Cause was set down early in this session for hearing, but, from the Multiplicity of Business before their Lordships, it is next to a Certainty that the Cause cannot be heard in the Order it now stands in the present session; and as Campbelltown (One of the most populous and thriving Towns in North Britain, and the great Fishing Station in that Corner of the Kingdom) must continue without a Master to their School, till the Discussion of the present Appeal;” and therefore praying, “Their Lordships to appoint a Bye Day for the Hearing of this Cause, the Merits of which He within the narrowest Bounds:”

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

Follifoot Enclosure Bill.

A Messages brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cecil Wray and others:

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

North Queen’s Ferry, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Grame and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Twenty fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North Queen’s Ferry through the Towns of Inverkeithing and Kinross, to the Town of Perth; and also the Road from the said Queen’s Ferry to the Towns of Dumfermline, Torryburn, and Culross; and also the Road from the said Queen’s Ferry, through Inverkeithing to Bruntisland and Kirkcaldie;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

American Mutiny Bill:

Hodie. 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Ninth Years of His Majesty’s Reign, for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

St Botolph’s Poor Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual assessing and collecting of the Rates for Relief of the Poor in the Parish of Saint Botolph Bishopgate, in the Liberties of the City of London,” 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.”

Nugent and Eliot’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising, out of the Estates late of Ann Nugent deceased, the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, for the Benefit of the Right Honourable Robert Craggs Lord Viscount Clare in the Kingdom of Ireland, her late Husband; and for raising, out of the Estates late of Elizabeth Eliot deceased, the like Sum of Ten thousand Pounds for the Benefit of Edward Eliot Esquire, in Recompence and Satisfaction to the said Robert Lord Viscount Clare and Edward Eliot, for their severally consenting to give up and relinquish certain Powers of leasing for Lives, or Years determinable on Lives, reserved to them respectively in and by the several last Wills of them the said Ann Nugent and Elizabeth Eliot, and the Settlements which have been made in pursuance thereof; and for vacating, annulling, and extinguishing, the said Powers of leasing, and for other the Purposes therein expressed,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto:”

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

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

Epwell Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field, and Commonable Lands, in the Township, Liberties, and Precincts of Epwell, in the County of Oxford,” 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.”

Great Faringdon Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Meadow Ground, within the Manor and Parish of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks,” was committed.

Cavenham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Parish of Cavenham, in the County of Suffolk,” was committed.

Yarmouth Haven and Piers Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for clearing, depthening, repairing, maintaining, and improving, the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth, and for depthening and making more navigable the several Rivers emptying themselves into the said Haven; and for preserving Ships wintering therein from Accidents by Fire,” 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.”

Bousquet’s Nat Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Bousquet” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Lanerk Road and Bridge Bill.

The Earl of Rosebery made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading through the County of Lanerk; and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde at or near a Place called The Howford, in the said County,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be recommitted to the Committee, to whom the said Bill stood committed; and that the Committee do meet to proceed thereupon To-morrow.

Bury St. Edmunds, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds, to the Town of Newmarket, in the Counties of Suffolk and Cambridge; and from the South End of the Ferry Street in Brandon, to Bury Saint Edmunds, in the said County of Suffolk.”

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

E. Exeter.L. Bp. Chester.L. Willoughby Par.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Sandys.
E. Doncaster.L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn.L. Boston.
E. Rosebery.L. Sundridge.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Ilchester.

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

Harper’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for veiling a messages, with the Appurtenances, in Lothbury within the City of London, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing another messages or Lands to be settled to the like Uses.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 10th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to dispense with Standing Order on it.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the last mentioned Bill stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

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

Halhed’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order on it.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of William Halbed Esquire, in the County of Hereford, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to James King Esquire and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

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

Port Glasgow Harbour, &c Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Frederick Campbell and others;

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, scouring, preserving, and maintaining, the Harbour of Port Glasgow, for enlarging and improving the Quays and Piers, for erecting new Breasts, Jetties, and Piers; and for regulating Ships, Lighters, and other Vessels, trading into and going out of the said Harbour, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” so which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Collier’s Divorce Bill.

The Lord Boston (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Collier Esquire with Christiana Gwyn his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:”

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

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

Militia Pay and cloathing Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and, seventy-two.”

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 esque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 27o Martii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præses fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Masham.
Dux Beaufort.Ds. Hyde.
Dux Chandos.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Boston.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Camden.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Willock et al. against Ouchterlony, et e con.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Robert Willock and others are Appellants, and John Ouchterlony Merchant in Montrose is respondent, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Monday next, and that the Cause which stands for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next, and that the Rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Middle Raisin Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Moors, and Common Pastures, in the Lordship of Middle Raisin, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.”

Bury St Edmunds, Road Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds, to the Town of Newmarket, in the Counties of Suffolk and Cambridge; and from the South End of the Ferry Street in Brandon, to Bury Saint Edmunds, in the said County of Suffolk,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.”

Message from H. C. to return Hanckwitz’s Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Ambrose Godfrey Hanckwitz with Dorothy Ashcroft his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Loyne Navigation, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne, otherwise called Lune; and for building a Quay or Wharf near the Town of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kemerton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Hammering ham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Canongate Leithing, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for lighting, cleansing, and watching, the Streets, Lanes, and other passages of the Burgh of Canongate, and the Liberties of Pleasance and Leithwynd, adjoining to the Royalty of the City of Edinburgh;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said four Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Nugent and Eliot’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising, out of the Estates late of Ann Nugent deceased, the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, for the Benefit of the Right Honourable Robert Craggs, Lord Viscount Clare in the Kingdom of Ireland, her late Husband; and for raising, out of the Estates late of Elizabeth Eliot deceased, the like Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, for the Benefit of Edward Eliot Esquire, in Recompence and Satisfaction to the said Robert Lord Viscount Clare andEdward Eliot, for their severally consenting to give up and relinquish certain Powers of leasing for Lives, or Years determinable on Lives, reserved to them respectively in and by the several last Wills of them the said Ann Nugent and Elizabeth Eliot, and the Settlements which have been made in pursuance thereof; and for vacating, annulling, and extinguishing, the said Powers of leasing, and for other the Purposes therein expressed.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Collier’s Divorce Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Collier Esquire with Christiana Gwyn his now Wife, and to enable him to, marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bousquet’s Nat. Bill.

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

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. Pechell:

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

Quinton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. York.L. Harwich.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Masham.
D. Chandos.L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh.L. Scarsdale.
E. Westmorland.L. Boston.
E. Rochford.L. Camden.
E. Abercorn.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Bucks.
E. Northington.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Courtenay.
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.

Follifoot Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Several Open Fields and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Follifoot, 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.

Throckmorton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Lands, within the Precincts of the Hamlet of Throckmorton, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

North Queen’s Ferry Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act, patted in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North Queens Ferry, through the Towns of Inverkeithing and Kinross, to the Town of Perth; and also the Road from the said Queen’s Ferry to the Towns of Dunfermline, Torryburn, and Culross; and also the Road from the said Queen’s Ferry, through Inverkeithing, to Bruntisland and Kircalote.”

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.

Harhed’s Bill Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for veiling the Settled Estate of William Halhed Esquire, in the County of Hereford, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to James King Esquire and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money, arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses,” stands committed, may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

Harpur’s Bill Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for veiling a Messuage, with the Appurtenances, in Lothbury, within the City of London, in Trustees, to be sold, and for purchasing another Messuage or Lands, to be settled to the like uses,” stands committed, may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain, called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-two.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Botolph’s Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual assessing and collecting of the Rates for Relief of the Poor in the Parish of Saint Botolph Bishopgate, in the Liberties of the City of London.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Epwell Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field and Commonable Lands, in the Township, Liberties, and Precincts, of Epwell, in the County of Oxford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Faringdon Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Meadow Ground, within the Manor and Parish of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cavenham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Parish of Cavenham, in the County of Suffolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Yarmouth Haven and Piers Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for clearing, depthening, repairing, maintaining, and improving, the Haven and Piers of Great Tarmouth; and for depthening, and making more navigable, the several Rivers emptying themselves into the said Haven; and for preserving Ships wintering therein from Accidents by Fire.”

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.

Blundell et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Blundell Esquire 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 enabling Henry Blundell Esquire, Tenant for Life under Settlement, to carry into Execution Articles of Agreement between him and the Right Honourable the Earl of Sefton, for the Exchange of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, comprized in such Settlement, for other messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, of the said Earl; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Maclatchie against Brand.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Maclatchie Taylor in London, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of November 1771, and 7th of this Instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Mary Brand may be required to answer the said Appeal.”

It is Ordered, That the said Mary Brand may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 24th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents for the said Respondent, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Dickson against E. Hyndford et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein David Dickson of Kilhucho Esquire is Appellant, and John Carmichaell, now Earl of Hyndford, and others, are Respondents:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Rutherfoord et al. against Hamilton; Petition to amend Appeal

Upon reading the Petition of James Rutherfoord, John Aitken, David Sibbald, and Walter Rymer, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Hamilton is respondent; setting forth, “That on the 10th March instant, after the Petitioners had transmitted their Petition and Appeal to their Lordships, the Lords of Session in Scotland pronounced an Interlocutor in this Cause in the following Words: The Lords having advised this Account of Expences, with the Objections thereto, they modify the whole Account to One hundred and sixty Pounds Sterling in full, including Agent Fee, for which Sum they decern against the Defenders, conjunctly and severally, for the Expences of extracting the Decreet, as the same shall be certified by the Collector of the Clerks Dues;” and therefore praying, “Their Lordships Leave to include in their said Appeal the aforesaid Interlocutor of the 10th of March instant, they amending the respondent’s Copy:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty tc amend their said Appeal by adding the said Interlocutor, they amending the respondent’s Copy.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse esque ad et in diem Lunse, tricesimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræs, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 30o Martii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Gordon.Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Manchester.Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Chandos.Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford
Comes Macclesfield,
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

Willock et al. against Ouchterlony, et e con.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the original Petition and Appeal of Robert Willock Bookseller in London, Patrick Stratton Merchant in Montrose, and John Stratton his Son, Disponees in Trust, and Executors of George Ouchterlony Merchant in London, deceased, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th of December 1769 and 21st of February 1770; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, 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;” and likewise, upon the Cross Appeal of John Ouchterlony Merchant in Montrose, complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th of December 1769, and 21st of February 1770; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, 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 John Ouchterlony Merchant in Montrose, put in to the said original Appeal, and the joint and several Answer of Robert Willock, Patrick and John Stratton, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Judgement.

It is Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Money received by George Ouchterlony, on Account of Interest upon Charles Murray’s Bond to him on the Lands of Stanhope, ought to be imputed in Discharge of the Interest, according to the Order of Time when the same became due; and after Satisfaction of all the Interest which incurred before Martinmas 1742, the said George ought to be considered as Debtor to Alexander, Assignee of John Arbuthnot, for a proportionable Part of the Money so received by George, correponding to the Interest of 5,500 l.: And it is hereby further Declared, That whatever Money has been paid to the Respondent as and for the Interest of the said Sum of 5,500l. from Martinmas 1742, to the Death of Alexander; ought to be considered as Part of the Personal Estate of Alexander; and what has been paid to and received by the respondent, for Interest accrued due upon the said 5,500l. from the Death of Alexander to the Death of George, ought to be considered as Part of the Personal Estate of the said George: And it is Ordered and Adjudged, That the Interlocutors, so far as they are complained of by the original Appeal, be reversed: And it is further Ordered, That the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session, to proceed therein according to the Declarations herein before made: And it is further Ordered, That the Interlocutors, so far as they are complained of by the Cross Appeal, be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Kemerton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Sandys.
D. Gordon.L. Bp. Chester.L. Walpole.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Mansfield.
D. Chandos.L. Scarsdale.
E. Suffolk.L. Boston.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Doncaster.
E. Rochford.
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bucks.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Courtenay.

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

Hammeringham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Hammeringham, in the County of Lincoln.

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

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

Loyne Navigation, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne, otherwise called Lune; and for building a Quay or Wharf near the Town of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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

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

Port Glasgow Harbour, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, scouring, preserving, and maintaining, the Harbour of Port Glasgow, for enlarging and improving the Quays and Piers, for erecting New Breacts, Jetties, and Piers; and for regulating Ships, Lighters, and other Vessels, trading into and going out of the said Harbour; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Canongate Lighting, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for lighting, cleansing, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages of the Burgh of Canongate, and the Liberties of Pleasance and Leith-wynd, adjoining to the Royalty of the City of Edinburgh.”

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.

Radcliffe to enter into Recognizance on Salter’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Radcliffe of the Six Clerks Office, Chancery Lane, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Ann Salter Spinster, on Account of her Appeal depending in this House, she residing in the Country:”

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

Urquhart to to enter into Recognizance on Campbell’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That George Urquhart Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Campbell of Ottar Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:”

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

Bury St. Edmunds, &c Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His praesens Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds, to the Town of Newmarket, in the Counties of Suffolk and Cambridge, and from the South End of the Ferry Street in Brandon, to Bury Saint Edmunds, in the said County of Suffolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Middle Raisin Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Moors, and Common Pastures, in the Lordship of Middle Raisin, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. thar the Louis have agreed to the Two proceeding Bills.

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

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

Pollington, &c Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open, Common, Arable Fields, and the Common Meadows, Pasture Grounds, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Pollington, Baln, Whitley and Whitley Thorpe, Great Heck and Little Heck, in the Parishes of Snaith and Kellington, 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.”

Causes put off.

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

General Brown’s Estate, Grant, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant certain Houses in Fenchurch Street and Addle Street, in the City of London, escheated to the Crown by the Death of Lieutenant General John Brown without Heir, unto Frederick Montagu Esquire and his Heirs, upon the Trusts therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Reedy Gate to Cherry Brook Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Yonge and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Exeter Turnpike at Reedy Gate, in the Parish of Dumford, in the County of Devon, to Cherry Brook, in the Forest of Dartmoore, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tavistock, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Yonge and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for repairing, widening, and altering, several Roads leading from Tavistock to Plymouth and other Places in the County of Devon; and for repairing and widening the Road from The Guildhall in Tavistock aforesaid, through Matthew Street and Lower Brook Street, to Cherrybrook, and to Dunnabridge Pound; and from the Callington Turnpike Road to Morwellhom and New Quay in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ure Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Ure from Great Ouseborn to Aldwork, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Foxley Charity Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing and regulating a Charity, called Soxley Charily, in the County of Northampton, sounded by Lady Catharine Leveson;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Chatham Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and Lanes in the Town and Parish of Chatham, in the County of Kent; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ockbrook Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadow, Pasture, Common, and Waste Grounds, within the Liberties of Ockbrook, in the County of Derby,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse esque ad et in diem Martis, tricesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 31o Martii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Cower, Præses.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Chandos.Ds. Boston.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley. & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Follifoot Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and waste Grounds, within the Township of Follifoot, in the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.”

Stainby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, in the Liberties of Stainby, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Quinton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Commonable Lands, within the parish of Sainton, in the County of Gloucester,” was commited.

Throckmorton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Lands, within the Precincts of the Hamlet of Throckmorton, in the County of Worcester,” was committed.

Pollington, &c Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open, Common, Arable Fields, and the Common Meadows, pasture Grounds, Commons and waste Grounds, within the Townships of Pollington, Bain, Whitley and Whitley Thorpe, Great Heck and Little Heck, in the Parishes of Snaith and Kellington in the County of York,” was committed.

Halhed’s Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for veiling the Settled Estate of William Halhed Esquire, in the County of Hereford, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to James King Esquire and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money, arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the same uses,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Minchin’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Humphry Minchin Esquire, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees to sell the same; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates, in that Part of Great Britain called England, or in the Principality of Wales, to be settled to the same uses.” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.

Loyne Navigation, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne, otherwise called Lune; and for building a Quay or Wharf near the Town of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.”

Hammeringham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Hammeringham, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.”

Stapleford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, in the Liberties of Stapleford, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Kemerton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Kemerton, in the County of Gloucester;” was committed.

Port Glasgow Harbour, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, scouring, preserving, and maintaining, the Harbour of Port Glasgow, for enlarging and improving the Quays and Piers, for erecting new Breasts, Jetties, and Piers; and for regulating Ships, Lighters, and other Vessels, trading into and going out of the said Harbour; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.”

Canongate Lighting, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for lighting, cleansing and watching, the Streets, Lanes, and other passages, of the Burgh of Canongate, and the Liberties of Pleasance and Leith-wynd, adjoining to the Royalty of the City of Edinburgh,” was committed.

North Queen’s Ferry, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North Queens Ferry, through the Towns of Inverkeithing and Kinross, to the Towns of Perth; and also the Road from the said Queen’s Ferry, to the Towns of Dumfermline, Torryburn, and Culress; and also the Road from the said Queen’s Ferry, through Inverkeithing, to Bruntisland and Kirkcaldie,” was committed.

Message from H. C. to return L. Bathurst’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of a Capital Freehold messages in Saint James’s Square, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the entailed Estate of the Right Honourable Allen Lord Bathurst, unto Sir Watkin Williams Wynne Baronet, pursuant to an Agreement, and for settling an Estate in the County of Northampton, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Barlythorpe Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Commons, and Common Grounds, within the Hamlet of Barlythorpe; in the Parish of Oakham in the County of Rutland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for annulling and making void certain Articles of Agreement made previous and in order to the Marriage of George Wilson Esquire and Anne Sylelle his now Wife, and the Settlement made after their Marriage in pursuance of the said Articles in Confirmation of a Decree and Order of the High Court of Chancery;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Manchester, & Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual Two several Acte for repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, through the Town of Ashton under Line and Parish of Mottram Longdendale, and from thence to Salter Brook, in the County Palatine of Chester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Richmond Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for completing a Building intended for a New Church or Chapel at Richmond near Everton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for other Purposes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Frome, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads leading to, through and from, the Town of Frome, in the County of Somerset, and several other Roads in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Follifoot Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa; intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and waste Grounds, within, the Township of Follifoot; in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stainby Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Quinton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Throckmorton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Lands, within the Precincts of the Hamlet of Throckmorton, in the County of Worcester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pollington, &c Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “Ah Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Arable Fields, and the Common Meadows, pasture Grounds, Commons, and waste Grounds, within the Townships of Pollington, Bain, Whitley and Whitley Thorpe, Great Heck and Little Heck, in the Parishes of Snaith and Kellington, 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 Five preceding Bills.

A Menage was sent to the House of Commons’, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

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

Blundell’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling Henry Blundell Esquire, Tenant for life, under Settlement, to carry into Execution Articles of Agreement between him and the Right Honourable the Earl of Sefton, for the Exchange of divers messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, comprised in such Settlement, for other messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, of the said Earl, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Boston.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
E. Doncaster.
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Bucks.
E. Northington.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 15th Day of April next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Kingsnorton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Kingsnorton, 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Pearce et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Hall Esquire, otherwise Pearce, and Catherine his Wife, 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 Part of the Estates late of Elizabeth Pearce Widow deceased, and William Hall Esquire, otherwise Pearce, her eldest Son, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of the Portions of her younger Children, and other Incumbrances, and for settling other Part of her Estates to the same uses, and for other Purposes.’

Brydges et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Brydges Esquire 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 the Most Noble Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton and his Heirs, the Manor or reputed Manor and Restory and Parsonage Appropriate of Potterspury, otherwise Eastpury, in the County of Northampton, (except the Presentation to the Advowson of the Church there), and certain messages, Lands, Tythes, and Hereditaments, situate and arising in the same County, the Estace of Robert Brydges Esquire a Lunatick; and for vesting in Thomas Hancox Esquire and his Heirs, a certain Wood and Wood Land, called Darvell, otherwise Dorvell Wood, in the County of Gloucester, also the Estate of the said Lunatick; on Payment, by the said Duke and Thomas Hancox, of their Respective Purchase Money, in such Manner and for such Purposes as in the said Act is mentioned.”

General Brown’s Estate, Giant, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant certain Houses in Fenchurch Street and Addle Street, in the City of London, escheated to the Crown by the Death of Lieutenant General John Brown without Heirs, unto Frederick Montagu Esquire and his Heirs, upon the Trusts therein mentioned.”

Loyne Navigation, &c Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne, otherwise called Lune; and for building a Quay or Wharf near the Town of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stapleford Enclosure Bills.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Canongate Lighting, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for lighting, cleansing, and watching, the Streets, Lanes, and other passages, of the Burgh of Canongate, and the Liberties of Pleasance and Letth-wynd, adjoining to the Royalty of the City of Edinburgh.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Port Glasgow Harbour, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, scouring, preserving, and maintaining, the Harbour of Port Glasgow, for enlarging and improving the Quays and Piers, for erecting New Breacts, Jetties, and Piers; and for regulating Ships, Lighters, and other Vessels, trading into and going out of the said Harbour; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

North Queen’s Ferry, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act, parted in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North Queen’s Ferry, through the Towns of Inverkeithing and Kinross, to the Town of Perth; and also the Road from the said Queen’s Ferry to the Towns of Dumfermline, Torryburn, and Culross; and also the Road from the said Queen’s Ferry, through Inverkeithing, to Bruntisland and Kirkcaldie.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hammetingham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kemerton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

For regulating Carters, &c. in Scotland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Carters, Carriages, Loaded Horses, Pedlars, Tinkers, and Petty Chapmen; and for filling up or enclosing Coal and other Pits and Sinks; and for removing of Obstructions and Nuisances within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Foxley Chantry Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing and regulating a Charity, called Soxley Charity, in the County of Northampton, sounded by Lady Catharine Leveson:”

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

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

To acquaint them therewith.

Sir Geo. Colebrooke et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir George Colebrooke Baronet, 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 Sir George Colebrooke Baronet, and his Heirs, so much of the Manor or Lordship of Stebunheath, otherwise Stebunhith, otherwise Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Estate of the said Sir George Colebrooke, as is limited and settled in and by an Act of Parliament which passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in Lieu thereof; and also for vesting other Settled Estates of the said Sir George Colebrooke, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surry, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned.”

Aubrey et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Aubrey Esquire, 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 making a Partition of divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Surry, and Middlesex, and in the City of London; and of Four-fifth Parts or Shares of a Plantation in the Island of Barbadoes, in the West Indies; and of Two Shares in the New River Water Works; and of an Annual Rent of One thousand Pounds, issuing out of the Revenues of the Post Office, devised by the Will of Thomas Walker Esquire deceased; and also of a Manor, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Suffolk, Essex, and Glouceseter, comprized in the Settlements executed upon the Marriage of Stephen Skynner Esquire deceased; and also, of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Suffolk, Essex, and Surry, devised by the Will of the said Stephen Skynner between the several Persons entitled to the said Estates, according to their Respective Interests therein.”

Baldwyn, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Charles Baldwyn of Aqualate, in the County of Stafford Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, both Freehold and Leasehold, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, 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 Freehold Settled Estate.”

Ure Bridge Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Ure from Great Ouseborn to Aldwork, in the County of York.”

Tavistock, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for repairing, widening, and altering, several Roads leading from Tavistock to Plymouth, and other Places, in the County of Devon; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Guildhall in Tavistock aforesaid, through Matthew Street and Lower Brook Street, to Cherrybrook and to Dunnabridge Pound, and from the Callington Turnpike Road to Morwellham and New Quay, in the said County.”

Chatham Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and Lanes in the Town and Parish of Chatham, in the County of Kent; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein.”

Ockbrook Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadow, pasture, Common, and waste Grounds, within the Liberties of Ockbrook, in the County of Derby.”

Dunsford to Cherrybrook Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Exeter Turnpike at Reedy Gate, in the Parish of Dunsford in the County of Devon, to Cherrybrook in the Forest of Dartmoore, in the said County.”

Lanerk Road and Bridge Bill.

Moved, “That the Order for recommitting the Sill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading through the County of Lanerk, and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde at or near a Place, called The Howford, in the said County,” be now read.”

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Moved, “That the said Eill be now read a Third Time.”

The same was agreed to and ordered accordingly.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, Intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading through the County of Lanerk, and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde, at or near a Place, called The Howford, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Accounts from the Mercers Company delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Cawne, from the Mercers Company, attended:”

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

The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the ioth of October 1770 to the 10th of October 1771, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by Two Acts, One of the 21st Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London,” and the other of the 4th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, “An Act for the. Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, primum diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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