House of Lords Journal Volume 33
April 1772, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: April 1772, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 356-373. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113562 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 13o Aprilis 1772.
Macdonald against Macdonald, et e con. Interlocutors affirmed, with Costs. Kemble and Pool Enclosure Bill, the King’s Consent signified to it. D. Grafton’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing order. Sir Geo, Colebrooke’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Message from H. C. relating to a Message sent to that House by a Matter in Chancery, and the Clerk Assistant. Message to H. C. thereupon. Brampton Enclosure Bill: The King’s Consent signified to it. Insolvent Debtors Bill. St. Nicholas, Warwick, Enclosure Bill. Greenwich Hospital Bill. Berwick, &c. Road Bill. Message from H. C. to return Nugent and Eliot’s Bill. Great Paunton Enclosure Bill. West Halton Enclosure Bill. Welton Enclosure Bill. Ramsey, &c. Drainage Bill. Whittlesey Drainage Bill. Solihull, &c. Road Bill. Burlton, &c. Road Bill. Birmingham, &c. Road Bill. Dock Yards, &c. Preservation of, Bill. Grant against Duff et. al. V. Conyngham against Attorney General of Ireland et al Pleadings proved. Adjourn. Die Martis, 14o Aprilis 1772.
Salter against Hite et al. Campbell et al against Hastie: Interlocutors reversed. Would Newton Enclosure Bill. Downham Market, &c. Road Bill. Message from H. C. to return Mills’s Bill. Old Street Road Bill. Besselsleigh, &c. Road Bill. Berwick, &c, Road Bill. Petition of Mr. Hay against it. Brampton Enclosure Bill. Greenwich Hospital Bill. Insolvent Debtors Bill. Great Paunton Enclosure Bill. St. Nicholas, Warwick, Enclosure Bill. Welton Enclosure Bill. West Halton Enclosure Bill. Harper’s Bill. Watford Church Yard &c. Bill. Cazenore’s Nat Bill. E. Carlisle Leave for Bill: Bill read. Hulton et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. L. Willoughby de Broke, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Crespigny, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. E. Spencer et al Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Bank of England et al. for a Bill: Bill read. Russell, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. D. Bulccleugh’s Estate Bill. Caithness Claim of Peerage. Dock Yard , &c. Preservation of, Bill. Ramsey, &c. Drainage Bill: Heneage’s Bill. Birmingham, &c. Road Bill. Burlton, &c. Road Bill: Solihull. &c. Road Bill: Whittlesey Drainage Bill: Tunbridge Wells, &c. Road Bill. Pourtales Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Nine preceding Bills. Sir Geo. Colebrooke’s Estate Bill; Motion dispensed with. D. Grafton’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Kemeys’s Bill. Mac Nair against Coulter et al et e con. Moncor against Crawford. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 15o Aprilis 1772.
Campbell against Campbell. Innes against Gibson and Balfour: Interlocutors affirmed. Insolvent Debtors Bill. Greenwich Hospital Bill. Insolvent Debtors Bill: Greenwich Hospital Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Harper’s Bill. Cazenove’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Watford Church Yard &c. Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords, have agreed to it. St Nicholas, Warwick, Enclosure Bill. Brampton Enclosure Bill. Great Paunton Enclosure Bill. Welton Enclosure Bill. Kemble and Pool Enclosure Bill. West Halton Enclosure Bill. Berwicke, &c. Road Bill. Great Paunton Enclosure Bill. West Halton Enclosure Bill. St. Nicholas, Warwick, Enclosure Bill: Brampton Enclosure Bill: Kemble and Pool Enclosure Bill: Welton Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bill. St. Martin in the Fields Workhouse Bill. Message from H. C. to return Cruttenden’s Bill. Hulton’s Bill. L. Willoughby de Broke’s Estate Bill. Bank of England Bill. E. Carlisle’s Estate Bill. Blundell’s Bill. Wall’s Bill. Crespigny’s Bill. Downham Market, &c. Road Bill. Old Street Road Bill. Would Newton Enclosure Bill. L. Willoughby de Broke’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Crespigny’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Wall’s Bill; Motion to dispense with standing Order. Campbell against Campbell. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 16o Aprilis 1772.
King present. Bills passed. Pemberton and another against Rose in Error. Anglesea Peerage, Exhibits produced, to be delivered to Mr. Sweetman instead of Mr. Netterville. Fenwick’s Bill. E. Spencer’s Estate Bill. L. Willoughby de Brake’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Crespigny’s Bill, Standing Order dispensed with. Will’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed With. Blundell’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Palteney et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Spottiswoode to ertter into Recognizance on Moncur’s Appeal. Alexander against Montgomery and Co. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 13o Aprilis 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Dux Gordon.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Eliens.March. Rockingham.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Exeter.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Litch & Cov.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Macdonald against Macdonald, et e con.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the amended Original Petition and Appeal of Colin Macdonald of Beisdale, complaining of certain Parts of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th of December 1769, the 22d of February, and 17th of July 1770; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 8th of December 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 Ranald Macdonald of Clanranald Esquire; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of February, and 17th of July 1770; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 8th of December 1770; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, 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 Ranald Macdonald Esquire, put in to the Said Original Appeal; and the Answer of Colin Macdonald, put in to the Said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides, in these Causes:

Interlocutors affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Said Original and Cross Appeals be, and the same are hereby dismissed this House; and that the Said several Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant in the Original Appeal do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondents in the Said Appeal, the Sum of Sixty Pounds for their Costs in respect of the Said Appeal.

Kemble and Pool Enclosure Bill, the King’s Consent signified to it.

The Lord Hyde, as Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing the Open Common Fields, and a Common of Pasture, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Manors and Parishes of Kemble and Pool, in the County of Wilts,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

D. Grafton’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in the most Noble Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton and his Heirs, the Manor or reputed Manor and Rectory and Parsonage, Appropriate of Potterspury, otherwise Eastpury, in the County of Northampton, (except the Presentation to the Advowson of the Church there), and certain Messuages, Lands, Tithes, and Hereditaments, situate and arising in the same County, the Estate 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,” 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.

Sir Geo, Colebrooke’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting 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,” 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.

Message from H. C. relating to a Message sent to that House by a Matter in Chancery, and the Clerk Assistant.

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

“That a Message be sent to the Lords, to acquaint them, That this House having received a Message from their Lordships on Wednesday the 1st Day of this instant April, which was brought by a Mailer in Chancery and the Clerk Assistant of the House of Lords, and being desirous of preserving a good Correspondence with their Lordships, have sent this Message, to acquaint their Lordships, that this House doth take Notice of this unusual Method of sending Messages to this House, and desire that the same may not hereafter be drawn into Precedent.”

And then they withdrew.

Proposed, “That the Messengers be again called in, and acquainted, That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own:”

The same was agreed to.

Accordingly, The Messengers were again called in, and acquainted therewith.

Then it was moved, “That the Proceedings of this House on the 1st of this instant April, relating to the Bills sent down by the Lords on that Day to the Commons, might be read:”

The same were accordingly read by the Clerk.

Message to H. C. thereupon.

Moved, “That a Message be sent to the Commons, to acquaint them, that the Lords Ordered their Message, of the First of this Month, to be carried to the House of Commons in the usual Manner; and their Lordships have found, upon Enquiry, that One Matter in Chancery being ill, their Message was carried by only One Mailer in Chancery and the Clerk Assistant of the House of Lords; and the Lords desire the Commons may be informed that the Lords have nothing more at Heart than to maintain a good Correspondence between the Two Houses, and do not mean to introduce any Precedent contrary to the Usage of Parliament.”

The same was agreed to, and Ordered accordingly.

Whereupon, a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Cuddon:

To acquaint them, “That the Lords Ordered their Message, of the First of this Month, to be carried to the House of Commons in the usual Manner; and their Lordships have found, upon Enquiry, that One Master in Chancery being ill, their Message was carried by only One Master in Chancery and the Clerk Assistant of the House of Lords; and the Lords desire the Commons may be informed, that the Lords have nothing more at Heart than to maintain a good Correspondence between the Two Houses, and do not mean to introduce any Precedent contrary to the Usage of Parliament.”

Brampton Enclosure Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Bill was read the First Time.

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 last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for indemnifying the Marshal of The King’s Bench Prison from Prosecutions at Law for certain Escapes from the Said Prison;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Nicholas, Warwick, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allotting, dividing, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, Pastures, Lands, and Grounds, and Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Saint Nicholas, in the Manor of Warwick, in the County of Warwick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Greenwich Hospital Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual vesting in the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, the forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Naval Officers, Seamen, and Marines, in prizes taken from the Enemy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Berwick, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Consines of the County of Berwick, at or near Banghouse Walls, to Compton’s Lanes and Eymouth; and from the Town of Eccles to Eymouth; and from Whitelaw Muir to Compton’s Lanes, in the County of Berwick; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H. C. to return Nugent and Eliot’s Bill.

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

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

Great Paunton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish an Indenture of Agreement for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Great Paunton, in the County of Lincoln; and for dividing and enclosing several other Common Fields, Heath, and Waste Grounds, in the same Manor and Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West Halton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Welton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Ramsey, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for embanking, draining, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parish of Ramsey, in the County of Huntingdon, and in the Parishes of Doddington, March, Benwick, Wimblington, and Chatteris, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge; and for amending the Road from a certain Bridge, in the Parish of Chatteris aforesaid, called Carter’s Bridge, by a Drain, called Vermuyden’s, or The Forty Feet Drain, to a Bridge, called The Forty Feet Bridge, in the Said Parish of Ramsey,” 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.”

Whittlesey Drainage Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving of several Fen Lands and Field Lands in the Bounds and Precincts of Whittlesey, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge” so far as the same relates to the several Fen and Field Lands, lying in the Third, Fourth, and Fifth, Districts, described in the Said Act,” was committed.

Solihull, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Warwick, Road, near Solihull, to the Guide Port: in Kenilworth; and from Stone Bridge to meet the aforesaid Road on Balsall Common, in the County of Warwick,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Burlton, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Burlton, in the County of Salop, through Knockin to Llanymynech, in the same County and from Knockin to the East End of the Llanriader Road; and from Place Carrick Lane to the Turnpike Road from Llanymynech to Oswestry, near Cord Issa Mountain; and from Oswestry Turnpike Road on Knockin Heath to the East End of Knockin Lane,” was committed.

Birmingham, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the several Roads leading from Birmingham, through the Town of Wednesbury, to a Place, called High Bullen, and to Great Bridge; and from thence to the End of Gibbet Lane, next adjoining to the Township of Bilson; and from Great Bridge, through Dudley to Kingswinford, and to the further end of Brittel Lane, in the counties of Warwick, Stafford, and Worcester,” was commited.

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

Dock Yards, &c. Preservation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better securing and preserving His Majesty’s Dock Yards, Magazines, Ships, Ammunition, and Stores.”

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.”

Grant against Duff et. al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Major General Francis Grant is Appellant, and Captain Robert Duff of Logie and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Tuesday the 28th Day of this instant April, be put off to Thursday the 30th Day of this instant April.

V. Conyngham against Attorney General of Ireland et al Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, “That Forde Gilbert attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Henry Lord Viscount Conyngham of the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and His Majesty’s Attorney General in the Kingdom of Ireland and others are Respondents:”

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

And then he withdrew.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciaries Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 14o Aprilis 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Paget.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Bruce.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Ilchester.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Salter against Hite et al.

The Answer of Francis Hite Attorney at Law, and others, to the Appeal of Ann Salter Spinster, was this Day brought in.

Campbell et al against Hastie:

After bearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Patrick Campbell of Knap, and other Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Borough of Campbelltown, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 21st of December 1770, in so far as it reports John Hastie to the Office of Schoolmaster of Campbelltown; and of another Interlocutor of the Said Lords of the 22d of January 1771, adhering thereto; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem proper;” as also upon the Answer of John Hastie Schoolmaster of Campbelltown, put in to the Said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the Said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Would Newton 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 enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Township of Would Newton, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Downham Market, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Astley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the East End of the Bridge across the River Ouze, in Downham Market, to The Queen’s Head; and from the Chequer Inn, in Downham Market aforesaid, to the East End of the Two Mile Close, in the Parish of Barton, and towards Watton, to a Place called The Devil’s Ditch, in the County of Norfolk; and for stopping up the Road leading from Stradset, through Barton Layes, towards Watton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands and Tenements, in the County of Southampton, late the Estate of John Mills Esquire deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof towards discharging his Debts and Legacies;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Old Street Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. 1) Wilford and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening Old Street Road, in the Parishes of Saint Luke and Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Besselsleigh, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Besselsleigh, through Wantage, to Hungerford, in the County of Berks; and from Wantage to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts; and from the Turnpike Road between Roading and Wallingford, through Halfpenny Lane, to The Old Red House upon Wantage Downs; and from thence to Lambourn, in the Said County of Berks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Berwick, &c, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Consines of the County of Berwick, at or near Banghouse Walls, to Compton’s Lanes and Eymouth; and from the Town of Eccles to Eymouth; and from Whitelaw Muir to Compton’s Lanes, in the County of Berwick.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Le Despencer.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Paget.
E. Westmorland.L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich.L. Bruce.
E. Doncaster.L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn.L. Mansfield.
E. Marchmont.L. Lyttelton.
E. RoseberyL. Scarsdale.
E. Oxford.L. Boston.
E. Ilchester.L. Sundridge.
E. Northington.
V. Montague.
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.

Petition of Mr. Hay against it.

Upon reading the Petition of William Hay Younger of Drumelrier Esquire; setting forth, “That the Petitioner being informed there is now depending before their Lordships a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the confines of the County of Berwick, at or near Banghouse Walls, to Compton’s Lanes and Eymouth; and from the Town of Eccles to Eymouth; and from Whitelaw Muir to Compton’s Lanes, in the County of Berwick;” and being advised, and humbly apprehending, that the said Bill, if passed into a Law, will be prejudicial to the Petitioner, and to the Publick;” and therefore praying, “Their Lordships, to be heard by himself or Counsel against the Said Bill before the same shall pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the Said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Said Bill stands committed; with Liberty for the Petitioner to be heard by himself, or Counsel, against the Said Bill, as desired, and that Counsel be heard for the Said Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Brampton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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

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

Greenwich Hospital Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual vesting in the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, the forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Naval Officers, Seamen, and Marines, in Prizes taken from the Enemy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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:

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for indemnifying the Marshal of The King’s Bench Prison from Prosecutions at Law for certain Escapes from the Said Prison.”

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;

Great Paunton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish an Indenture of Agreement for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Great Paunton, in the County of Lincoln; and for dividing and enclosing several other Common Fields, Heath, and Waste Grounds, in the same Manor and Parish.”

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

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

St. Nicholas, Warwick, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allotting, dividing, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, Meadows, Pastures, Lands, and Grounds, and Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Saint Nicholas, in the Manor of Warwick, in the County of Warwick.”

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

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

Welton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township and Parish of Welton, 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.

West Halton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Lordship of West Halton, 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.

Harper’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Message, 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,” 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.

Watford Church Yard &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the cœmetery or Church Yard of the Parish of Watford, in the County of Hertford; and to make an additional Building to the present Workhouse, for the Reception of the Poor of the Said Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” 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.”

Cazenore’s Nat Bill.

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

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

E. Carlisle Leave for Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Frederick Earl of Carlisle, 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 empower certain Persons to enfranchise several Customary Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the several Manors of Brampton, Farlam, Upper Denton Nether Denton, Talkin, Irthington, Laversdale, Newby, Askerton, Warton Wood, Troddermain, Hayton cum Whitton, Carlatton Castle, Carrock, Cumrew, Blackenthwaite, and Newbiggin, within the Barony or reputed Barony of Gilsland, in the County of Cumberland, late the Estate of Henry Earl of Carlisle deceased, and settled to certain Uses by the Will of the Said Henry Earl of Carlisle; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Hulton et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Hulton 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 to empower William Hulton Esquire to charge his Settled Estate, in the County of Lancaster, or some Parts thereof, with One thousand two hundred Pounds, and Three thousand Pounds, for the Purposes therein mentioned; and also to grant Leases of certain Parts of his Said Estate.”

L. Willoughby de Broke, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Peyto Lord Willoughby de Broke, on Behalf of himself and of John Peyto Verney an Infant, his eldest Son and Heir Apparent; 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 Manor of East Lavant, and divers Messuages and Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Sussex, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Mary late Countess Dowager of Derby deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

Crespigny, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Philip Champion Crespigny Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Freehold and Copyhold Hereditaments in Weeting, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estate of Philip Champion Crespigny Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money to arise by Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the Said Premises in Weeting now stand limited.”

E. Spencer et al Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer 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 discharging divers Manors, Rectories, Advowsons, Messuages, Lands, Tythes, Rents, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer, comprized in and settled by the last Will and Testament, and Codicil thereto, of the Most Noble Sarah late Duchess Dowager of Mark borough deceased, and by certain Conveyances executed in pursuance thereof, from the Uses and Trusts declared by the Said Will, Codicil, and Conveyances; and for settling other Manors, Rectories, Advowsons, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

Bank of England et al. for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, 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 to vest certain Estate, belonging to the Drapers Company of the City of London, in the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, freed and discharged from certain Charities to which the same are subject; and vesting other Estate, belonging to the Said Governor and Company of the Bank, in the Said Company of Drapers, subject to the before mentioned Charities.”

Russell, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Russell of the City of London Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Estate situate in the Counties of Kent and Surry, upon Trust to sell and dispose of the same, and invest the Monies arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estate, to be settled to such of the Uses of the Will of William Wall deceased as are now subsisting.”

D. Bulccleugh’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the legal Estate and Interest of and in certain Freehold Lands at Adderbury, in the County of Oxford, now vested in Charles Townshead Esquire, an Infant Trustee, in the most Noble Herry Duke of Buccleugh and his Heirs, and in certain Copyhold Lands, in Kenneth Mackenzie Esquire and his Heirs, in Trust for the Said Duke and his Heirs.”

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 1st Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Caithness Claim of Peerage.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges on the Caithness Claim of Peerage, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday the 1st Day of May next.

Dock Yard , &c. Preservation of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better securing and preserving His Majesty’s Dock Yards, Magazines, Ships, Ammunition, and Stores.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ramsey, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for embanking, draining, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parish of Ramsey, in the County of Huntingdon, and in the Parishes of Doddington, March, Benwick, Wimblington, and Chatteris, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge; and for amending the Road from a certain Bridge, in the Parish of Chatteris aforesaid, called Carler’s Bridge, by a Drain, called Vermuyden’s, or The Forty Feet Drain, to a Bridge, called The Forty Feet Bridge, in the Said Parish of Ramsey.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Heneage’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and enlarge the Powers and Authorities given to George Fieschi Heneage Esquire, by an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds, within the Parish of Benniworth, in the County of Lincoln,” to charge certain Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Manor of Benniworth, in the County of Lincoln, of which he is new strict Tenant for Life, with a certain Sum of Money, for reimbursing to him the Expences which he has been at in the enclosing the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Birmingham, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the several Roads leading from Birmingham, through the Town of Wednesbury, to a Place called High Bullen, and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the End of Gibbet Lane, next adjoining to the Township of Bilston and from Great Bridge, through Dudley, to Kingswinford; and to the further End of Brittel Lane, in the Counties of Warwick, Stafford, and Worcester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Burlton, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Burlton, in the County of Salop, through Knockin, to Llavymynech, in the same County; and from Knockin, to the East End of the Llanriader Road; and from Place Carrick Lane, to the Turnpike Road from Llanymynech to Oswestry, near Cord Issa Mountain; and from Oswestry Turnpike Road, on Knockin Heath, to the East End of Knockin Lane.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Solihull. &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Warwick Road, near Solihull, to the Guide Post in Kenilworth; and from Stone Bridge, to meet the aforesaid Road on Balsall Common, in the County of Warwick.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whittlesey Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving of several Fen Lands and Field Lands, in the Bounds and Precincts of Whittlesey, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge,” so far as the same relates to the several Fen and Field Lands, lying in the Third, Fourth, and Fifth, Districts, described in the Said Act.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tunbridge Wells, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue, amend, and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads, from Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent, to Swift’s Den, in the Parish of Etchingham; and from Frant to Possingworth Great Wood, adjoining to the Turnpike Road there, leading to Blackboys, in the County of Sussex.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pourtales Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jaques Louis Pourtales.”

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 Nine preceding Bills.

A message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Angiush:

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

Sir Geo. Colebrooke’s Estate Bill; Motion dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting 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 Estate of the Said Sir George Colebrooke, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surry, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may proceed upon the Said Bill, notwithstanding the Said Order should not be complied with.

Ordered, That the Said Order be discharged.

D. Grafton’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Sanding Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in the Most Noble Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton and his Heirs, the Manor or reputed Manor and Rectory and Parsonage Appropriate of Potterspury, otherwise Eastpury, in the County of Northampton, (except the Presentation to the Advowson of the Church there), and certain Messuages, Lands, Tithes, and Hereditaments, situate and arising in the same County, the Estate of Robert Brydges Esquire a Lunatic; 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 Lunatic, 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,” 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.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee, upon the last, mentioned Bill, be adjourned to Monday the 4th Day of May next.

Kemeys’s Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estate and Unsettled Estate of John Gardner Kemeys Esquire, in Trustees, in Trust, by Sale or Mortgage, to raise Money to pay off Portions and Debts, and redeem Annuities charged upon and affecting the same, and for resettling the Remainder thereof, and Lands to be purchased as in the Said Act is directed, to the Uses to which the Said Settled Estate do now stand settled and limited,” be adjourned to Friday the 1st Day of May next.

Mac Nair against Coulter et al et e con.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Robert Mac Nair Merchant in Glasgow is Appellant, and James Coulter and others are Respondents, et e contra:.”

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.

Moncor against Crawford.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Patrick Moncur Tenant in Broomhall, complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 2d of July, 17th of July, 19th of November, and 21st of December 1771; as also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 19th of February and 10th of March, last; and also of another Interlocutor of the Said Lord Ordinary, of the 9th of this instant April, and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, 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 Henry Crawford of Monorgan Esquire may be required to answer the Said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Crawford may have a Copy of the Said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 12th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the Said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents, in the Said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 15o Aprilis 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Comes Doncaster.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Wigorn.Comes Poulet.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Cicestriern.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Marchmont.Ds. Bruce.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Boston.
Viscount Falmouth.Ds. Camden.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Campbell against Campbell.

The Answer of George Campbell, to the Appeal of John Campbell of Ottar Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Innes against Gibson and Balfour:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the amended Petition and Appeal of William Innes Merchant in London, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 10th of August and 21st, of December 1770; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 14th and 23d of February 1771; 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 Messieurs Gibson and Balfour Merchants in Edinburgh, put in to the Said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for indemnifying the Marshal of the King’s Bench Prison from Prosecutions at Law for certain Escapes from the Said Prison.”

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.”

Greenwich Hospital Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual vesting in the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, the forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Naval Officers; Seamen, and Marines, in Prizes taken from the Enemy; 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Insolvent Debtors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for indemnifying the Marshal of the King’s Bench Prison, from Prosecutions at Law for certain Escapes from the Said Prison.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Greenwich Hospital Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual vesting in the Royal Hospital at Greenwich the forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Naval Officers, Seamen, and Marines, in Prizes taken from the Enemy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Halford and Mr. Montagu:

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

Harper’s Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cazenove’s Nat. Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Watford Church Yard &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the cœmetery, or Church Yard, of the Parish of Watford, in the County of Hertford; and to make an additional Building to the present Work house, for the Reception of the Poor of the Said Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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.

St Nicholas, Warwick, Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allotting, dividing, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, Pastures, Lands, and Grounds, and Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Saint Nicholas, in the Manor of Warwick, in the County of Warwick,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Brampton Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon,” was committed.

Great Paunton Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish an Indenture of Agreement for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Great Paunton, in the County of Lincoln; and for dividing and enclosing several other Common Fields, Heath, and Waste Grounds, in the same Manor and Parish,” was committed.

Welton Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township and Parish of Welton in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Kemble and Pool Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing the Open Common Fields, and a Common of Pasture, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Manors and Parishes of Kemble and Pool, in the County of Wilts,” was committed.

West Halton Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Lordship of West Halton, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Berwicke, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Oxford also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the confines of the County of Berwick, at or near Banghouse Walls, to Compton’s Lanes and Eymouth; and from the Town of Eccles to Eymouth; and from Whitelaw Muir to Compton’s Lanes, in the County of Berwick,” 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.”

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the confines of the County of Berwick, at or near Banghouse Walls, to Compton’s Lanes and Eymouth; and from the Town of Eccles to Eymouth; and from Whitelaw Muir to Compton’s Lanes, in the County of Berwick.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Paunton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish an Indenture of Agreement for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Great Paunton, in the County of Lincoln; and for dividing and enclosing several other Common Fields, Heath, and Waste Grounds, in the same Manor and Parish.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Halton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecla est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Lordships of West Halton, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Nicholas, Warwick, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecla est Billa, intituled, “An, Act for allotting, dividing, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, pastures, Lands, and Grounds, and Common or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Saint Nicholas in the Manor of Warwick, in the County of Warwick.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brampton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kemble and Pool Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing the Open Common Fields, and a Common of pasture, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Manors and Parishes of Kemble and Pool, in the County of Wilts.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Welton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

St. Martin in the Fields Workhouse Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act of the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for building a workhouse in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, within the City of Westminster, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Freehold and Leasehold Estates of Edward Holden Cruttenden. Esquire deceased, in the parishes of Putney and Roehampton, in the County of Surry in Trustees, for the purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hulton’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower William Hulton Esquire to charge his Settled Estates, in the County of Lancaster, or some, Parts thereof, with One thousand two hundred Pounds, and Three thousand Pounds, for the purposes therein mentioned; and also to grant Leases of certain Parts of his said Estates.”

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

E. Doncaster.L. Bp. Ely.L. Willoughby Par.
E. Poulet.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Paget.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Sandys.
E. Marchmont.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Bruce.
E. Rosebery.L. Manfield/
E. Oxford.L. Boston.
V. Falmouth.L. Camden.

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

L. Willoughby de Broke’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of East Lavant, and divers Messuages and Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Sussex, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Mary late Countess Dowager of Derby deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments 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 Thursday the 7th Day of May next; at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bank of England Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to vest certain Estates, belonging to the Drapers Company of the City of London, in the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, freed and discharged from certain Charities to which the; same are subject; and vesting other Estates, belonging to the said Governor and Company of the Bank, in the said Company of Drapers, subject to the before mentioned Charities.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 4th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

E. Carlisle’s Estate Bill.

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

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 4th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Blundell’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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, comprised in such Settlement, for other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, of the said Earl; and for other purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wall’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, certain Estates situate in the Counties of Kent and Surry, upon Trust to sell and dispose of the same, and invest the Monies arising thereby in the purchase of other Estates, to be settled to such of the Uses of the Will of William Wall deceased, as are now subsisting.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 4th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Crespigny’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Freehold and Copyhold Hereditaments in Weeting, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estate of Philip Champion Crespigny Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money to arise by Sale thereof, in the purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Premises in Weeting now stand limited.”

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.

Downham Market, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the East End of the Bridge across the River Ouze, in Downham Market, to The Queen’s Head; and from The Chequer Inn, in Downham Market aforesaid, to the East End of The Two Mile Close, in the Parish of Barton, and towards Watton, to a Place called The Devil’s Ditch, in the County of Norfolk; and for stopping up the Road leading from Stradset, through Barton Layes, towards Watton.”

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

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

Old Street Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening Old Street Road, in the Parishes of Saint Luke and Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex.”

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.

Would Newton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields, Common pastures, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Township of Would Newton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

L. Willoughby de Broke’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in an other Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled “An Act for vesting the Manor of East Lavant, and divers Messuages and Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Sussex, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Mary late Countess Dowager of Derby deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses,” stands committed, may proceed upon 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.

Crespigny’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Freehold and Copyhold Hereditaments in Weeting, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estate of Philip Champion Crespigny Esquire, in Trustees, to be, sold, and for laying out the Money to arise by Sale thereof in the purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Premises in Weeting now stand limited,” Hands committed, may proceed upon 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;

Wall’s Bill; Motion to dispense with standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting, in Trustees, certain Estates situate in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, upon Trust to sell and dispose of the same, and invest the Monies arising thereby in the purchase of other Estates, to be settled to such of the Uses of the Will of William Wall deceased, as are now subsisting,” stands committed, may proceed upon 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.

Campbell against Campbell.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the cause wherein John Campbell of Ottar Esquire is Appellant, and George Campbell is Respondent:”

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 16o Aprilis 1772.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Northampton.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Sarum.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Sandwich.Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Oxon.Comes Scarbrough.Ds. Boston.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Rosebery.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Oxford.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former commission.

The House was adjourned during pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker,

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet),

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for the more effectual vesting in the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, the forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Naval Officers, Seamen, and Marines, in Prizes taken from the Enemy; and for other purposes therein mentioned.”

“2. An Act for the Relief of Insolvent debtors, and for indemnifying the Marshal of The King’s Bench prison from Prosecutions at Law, for certain Escapes from the said prison.”

“3. An Act for giving Relief in Proceedings upon Writs of Mandamus for the Admission of Freemen into Corporations; and for other purposes therein mentioned.”

“4. An Act for the more effectual proceeding against persons standing mute on their Arraignment for Felony and Piracy.”

“5. An Act for the better securing and preserving His Majesty’s Dock Yards, Magazines, Ships, Ammunition, and Stores.”

“6. An Act for deepening, cleaning, scouring, preserving, and maintaining, the Harbour of Ayr; for enlarging and improving the Quays and Piers; for erecting Docks, Breads, 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.”

“7. 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.”

“8. An Act for embanking, draining, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parish of Ramsey, in the County of Huntingdon, and in the Parishes of Doddington, March, Benwick, Wimblington, and Chatteris, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge; and for amending the Road from a certain Bridge, in the Parish of Chateris aforesaid, called Carter’s Bridge, by a Drain called Vermuyden’s, or The Forty Feet Brain, to a Bridge called The Forty Feet Bridge, in the said Parish of Ramsey.”

“9. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving of several Fen Lands and field Lands, in the Bounds and Precincts of Whittlesey, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge,” so far as the same relates to the several Fen and field OLands lying in the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts described in the said Act.”

“10. An Act to enlarge the Cœmetery or Church Yard of the Parish of Watford, in the County of Hertford; and to make an additional Building to the present workhouse, for the Reception of the Poor of the said Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“11. An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Ure from Great Ouseborn to Aldwork, in the County of York.”

“12. 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.”

“13. An Act for amending and widening the Road from Berstreet Gates, in the City of Norwich, to New Buckenham, in the County of Norfolk.”

“14. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the End of the present Turnpike Road from Besselsleigh to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, to Leckford, otherwise Sousley Water, in the County of Wilts.”

“15. 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 Cherry Brook, in the Forest of Dartmoore, in the said County.”

“16. An Act to continue and render more effectual Two several Acts 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’s Brook, in the County Palatine of Chester.”

“17. 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.”

“18. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Saint Ive’s Lane, in the Town of Saint Neot’s, in the County of Huntingdon, to the Pavement at the End of Bell Lane in the Town of Cambridge.”

“19. An Act to continue and render more effectual several Act s for repairing the Highway between Dunstable and Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford; and from the Sign of The White Horse, to the Sign of The King’s Arms in Hockliffe aforesaid; and also for making Provision for the more effectual repairing the Road leading from the Sign of The Waggon and Horses, to The Bull Inn in Dunstable aforesaid.”

“20. An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the several Roads leading from Birmingham, through the Town of Wednesbury, to a Place called High Bullen and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the End of Gibbet Lane next adjoining to the Township of Bilson and from Great Bridge, through Dudley, to Kingswinford, and to the further End of Brittel Lane, in the Counties of Warwick, Stafford, and Worcester.”

“21. An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Burlton, in the County of Salop, through Knockin, to Llanymynech, in the same County; and from Knockin to the East End of the Llanriader Road; and from Place Carrick Lane to the Turnpike Road from Llanymynech to Oswestry near Cord Issa Mountain; and from Oswestry Turnpike Road on Knockin Heath, to the East End of Knockin Lane.”

“22. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Warwick Road, near Solihull, to the Guide, Port in Kenilworth; and from Stone Bridge to meet the aforesaid Road on Balsall Common, in the County of Warwick.”

“23. An Act to continue, amend, and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent to Swift’s Den, in the Parish of Etchingham; and from Frant to Possingworth Great Wood, adjoining to the Turnpike Road there, leading to Blackboys, in the County of Sussex.”

“24. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the confines of the County of Berwick, at or near Banghouse Walls, to Compton’s Lanes and Eymouth; and from the Town of Eccles to Eymouth; and from Whitelaw Muir to Compton’s Lanes, in the County of Berwick.”

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

“Le Roy le veult.”

“25. An Act for railing, but 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 railing 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 rhade in pursuance thereof; and for vacating, annulling, and extinguishing, the said Powers of Leasing; and for other the purposes therein expressed.”

“26 An Act for granting to William Jones Esquire, on certain Contingencies therein mentioned, a Term for Ninety-nine Years, if he shall so long live, in the Real Estates late of William Jones Esquire deceased, in the several Counties of Wilts and Berks, upon such Terms as are therein mentioned.”

“27. An Act for vesting certain Lands and Tenements, in the County of Southampton, late the Estate of John Mills Esquire deceased, in Trustees to be sold; and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof towards discharging his Debts and Legacies.”

“28. An Act for vesting the Freehold and Leasehold Estates of Edward Holden Cruttenden Esquire deceased, in the Parishes of Putney and Roehampton, in the County of Surrey, in Trustees, for the purposes therein mentioned.”

“29. 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.”

“30. An Act to amend and enlarge the, Powers and Authorities given to George Fiescht Heneage Esquire, by an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common fields and Grounds, within the Parish of Benniworth, in the County of Lincoln,” to charge certain Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Manor of Benniworth, in the County of Lincoln, of which he is now strict Tenant for Life, with a certain Sum of Money for reimbursing to him the Expences which he has been at in the enclosing the same; and for other purposes therein mentioned.”

“31. 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.”

“32. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Kingsnorton, in the County of Worcester.”

“33. 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.”

“34. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open fields, Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Welton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“35. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, a certain Parcel of Land, called or known by the Name of The Cow pasture, lying in the South Fen in the Parish of Bourn, in the County of Lincoln; and for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for allotting, dividing, enclosing, and draining, several Open and Common fields, Meadows, Waste, and Fen Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Bourn, in the County of Lincoln.”

”36. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of Sigglesthorne, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“37. An Act for draining the Low Grounds and Cam, lying in the several Parishes, Townships, and Places, of Keyingham, Keyingham Marsh, Ryhill and Camerton, Burstwick and Skeckling, Burton Pidsea and Ridgmont, Ottringham, Halsham, Owstwick, Ross, Rimswell, Tunstall, Waxholme, Elsternwick, Lelley, Humbleton, Fitling, Hilston, Garston, Albrough, Flinton, and Tansterne, within the Seigniory of Holderness and East Riding of the County of York.”

“38. An Act for dividing and enclosing such Part of the Common and Waste Lands in the Parish of Tardebigg, as lies in the County of Worcester.”

“39. An Act for allotting, dividing, and enclosing, the Open and Common fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, pastures, Lands, and Grounds, and Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Saint Nicholas, in the Manor of Warwick, in the County of Warwick.”

“40. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon.”

“41. An Act to confirm and establish an Indenture of Agreement for dividing and enclosing several fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Great Paunton, in the County of Lincoln; and for dividing and enclosing several other Common fields, Heath, and Waste Grounds, in the same Manor and Parish.”

“42. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township and Parish of Welton, in the County of Lincoln.”

“43. An Act for enclosing the Open Common fields, and a Common of pasture, and other Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Manors and Parishes of Kemble and Pool, in the County of Wilts.”

“44. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Lordships, of West Halton, in the County of Lincoln.”

“45. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Draper with Elizabeth Hartnell his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other purposes therein mentioned.”

“46. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Skinn with Ann Skinn his how Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other purposes therein mentioned.”

“47. An Act for naturalizing Henry Francis Sellon.”

“48. An Act for naturalizing John Bousquet.”

“49. An Act for naturalizing John Lewis Lautier.”

“50. An Act for naturalizing Jaques Louis Pourtales.

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

“Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Pemberton and another against Rose 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 Richard Pemberton, and another, are Plaintiffs, and John Rose is Defendant.

Anglesea Peerage, Exhibits produced, to be delivered to Mr. Sweetman instead of Mr. Netterville.

The House was moved, “That the Order of the 16th of March last for the Delivery of certain Exhibits, produced before the Committee of Privileges appointed to consider of the Anglesea Claim of Peerage, to Robert Netterville Esquire, might be now read:”

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet),

Ordered, That all such Exhibits and other written Evidence (not being Affidavits or the Report of the Attorney General and Solicitor General in Ireland, or the Report of the Attorney General in England), as were produced in the cause upon the Petition of Arthur, (styling himself Earl of Anglesea and Baron of Newport Pagnell in the Kingdom of Great Britain), claiming the Titles, Honours, and Dignities, of Earl of Anglesea and Baron of Newport Pagnell in the Kingdom of Great Britain, as only Son and Heir Male of Richard late Earl of Anglesea; as also upon the Petition of Constantine Lord Mulgrave, in the Kingdom of Ireland, praying to be heard by counsel against the said Petition, be delivered, by the Clerk Assistant of this House, to Robert Netterville Esquire.”

Ordered, That the said Exhibits be delivered to Walter Sweetman Gentleman, instead of the said Robert Netterville.

Fenwick’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed: “That they had met, and examined the Matter to them referred; and, in pursuance of the Order of the House, had caused Notice to be given to Thomas Fenwick Esquire, One of the Parties to the said Bill, who did not attend, though served with the said Order, but his Agent produced a Letter from the said Thomas Fenwick, acknowledging the Receipt of their Lordships Order of Notice; and that the Committee had examined the Allegations thereof, 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.

E. Spencer’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Bill, intituled, “An Act for discharging divers Manors, Rectories, Advowsons, Messuages, Lands, Tythes, Rents, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer, comprised in and settled by the last Will and Testament, and Codicil thereto, of the Most Noble Sarah late Duchess Dowager of Marlborough deceased, and by certain Conveyances executed in pursuance thereof, from the Uses and Trusts declared by the said Will, Codicil, and Conveyances, and for settling other Manors, Rectories, Advowsons, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

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

D. Ancaster.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Par.
E. Northampton.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Mansfield.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Scarsdale.
E. Scarbrough.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Boston.
E. Rosebery.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Pelham.
E. Oxford.
V. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 5th Day of May next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

L. Willoughby de Brake’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of East Lavant, and divers Messuages and Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Sussex, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Mary late Countess Dowager of Derby deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, 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.

Crespigny’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 vesting certain Freehold and Copyhold Hereditaments in Weeting, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estate of Philip Champion Crespigny Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money to arise by Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Premises in Weeting now stand limited,” 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.

Will’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 vesting in Trustees certain Estates, situate in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, upon Trust to sell and dispose of the same, and invest the Monies arising thereby in the purchase of other Estates, to be settled to such of the Uses of the Will of William Wall deceased as are now subsisting,” 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.

Blundell’s Bill:

Hodie 3a 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, comprised in such Settlement, for other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, of the said Earl; and for other purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Palteney et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Pulteney 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 faith Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for giving further Powers to the Trustees, named in a certain Act of Parliament, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney, and other Trustees appointed by this Act, to purchase and exchange Lands and Grounds in the Manor of Bathwick, in the County of Somerset, for the Purpose of making certain Roads and Ways to and from a Free Bridge by them intended to be built over the River Avon, in the said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said Estate for the Time being under the said Will, to grant Leases of Certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water, within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of Bath; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, over Part of the said Manor of Bathwick; and for other purposes therein mentioned,” and for enlarging the Powers of Leasing given by the said Act to the persons therein named; and for other purposes.”

Spottiswoode to ertter into Recognizance on Moncur’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Patrick Moncur, Tenant in Broomhall, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland.”

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

Alexander against Montgomery and Co.

The House being informed, “That James Montgomery and Company, Respondents to the Appeal of Robert Alexander Merchant in Edinburgh, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose.”

And thereupon, an Affidavit of Thomas Mercer, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, tricesimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 In the journals of H. C. Mr. Whitbread. Vide Vol 33. P. 692. a.