House of Lords Journal Volume 33
May 1772, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: May 1772, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 378-397. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113564 Date accessed: 30 October 2014.


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Die Veneris, 1o Maii 1772.
Wright against Ure et al. Interlocutors affirmed, with Costs. Pourtales and and Muller take the Oaths for their Naturalization. Fee Farm Rent to stuart Grant of Bill, the Kings Content Signified to it and to the Bill for enfranchising Copyhold Landain Richmond, &c. Caithness Claim of Peerage D. Buccleugh’s Estate Bill. Hulton’s Bill. Basset’s Bill. Kemeys Bill. Stoke Prior Enclosure Bill. E. Belvedere against Rochfort. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 4o Maii 1772.
Heath Enclosure, & c. Bill; the Kings Consent signified to it. Baldwyn’s Bill. Hulton’s Bill: D. Buccleugh’s Estate Bill. Pearce’s Bill: Kemeys Bill: Message to H. C. with the Five preceding Bills. Spurn Point Lighthouses Bill. Gumley Enclosure Bill. Basset’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Blockley, &c. Enclosure Bill. Thorpe Achurch Enclosure Bill. Aldwincle Enclosure Bill. Kind’s Ripton Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Gladwin’s Bill Shilton Enclosure Bill. Welch Judges Salaries Bill. Richmond, enfranchising Copyhold Lauds in, &c. Bill. Rolle, Leave to present a Petition for a Private Bill, though out of Time. Petition received and referred to Judges. Ackworth Enclosure Bill: Petition of several Freeholder against it. Crespigny’s Bill. D. Grafton’s Estate Bill. Heath Enclosure, &c. Bill. Astrop Enclosure Bill. Terrington Enclosure Bill. Indemnity Bill. Fee Farm Rent to Mr Stuart, Grant or, Bill. Market Weighton Drainage Bill. Ramsgate Harbour, &c. Bill. Fenwick’s Bill Message to H. C. with it. E. Belvedere against Rochfort. Causes put off. Adjourn. Die Martis, 5o Maii 1772.
Message from H. C. to return Danvers et Ux. Bill. Wing Enclosure Bill. Eastleach Tourville Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Harper’s Bill. Importation of Wheat, &c. Bill. Importation or Rice from America, Bill. E Carlisle’s Estate Bill. Gumley Enclosure Bill. Spurn Point Lighthouses Bill. Richmond, enfranchising Copyhold Land, in &c. Bill. Indemnity Bill. Welch Judges Salaries Bill. Fee-Farm Rent to Mr. Stuart, Grant of Bill. D. Grafton’s Estate Bill: Crespigny’s Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two proceeding Bills. Stoke Prior Enclosure Bill. Downham Market Road Bill. Old Street Road Bill: Would Newton Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Bullock et Ux. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Bunting, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. King’s Ripton Enclosure Bill. Thorpe Achurch Enclosure Bill. Aldwinkle Enclosure Bill. Blockley, &c. Enclosure Bill. Pourtales and Mullet’s Nat. Bill. Pedigree, of Peers referred to Committee of Privileges. Kenrick and Skey against Rudson et al. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 6o Maii 1772.
Cusack et Ux against Gilbert. E. Carlisle’s Estate Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Richmond, enfranchising Copyhold Lands in, &c. Bill. Welch Judges Salaries Bill: Indemnity Bill. Spurn Point Lighthouses Bill: Gumley Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords, have agreed to the Five proceeding Bills. Aubrey’s Bill. Sir George Colebrooke’s Estate Bill. Eastleach Tourville Enclosure Bill. Aubrey’s Bill: Sir George Colebrooke’s Estate Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Shilton Enclosure Bill. Cathcart Leave for a Bill: Bill read. D. Devonishire Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Importation of Wheat, &c. Bill. Importation of Rice from America, Bill. Bullock et Ux. Bill. Buntings Bill. Aldwinckle Enclosure Bill. King’s Ripton Enclosure Bill Thorpe Achurch Enclosure Bill. Ackworth Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. Hoblyn et al. against Barrow, Writ of Error: Perry et against Burrow; Writ of Error. Judges to attend. Ackworth Enclosure Bill. Heath Enclosure, &c. Bill. Astrop Enclosure Bill. Terrington Enclosure Bill. Astrop Enclosure Bill. Ackworth Enclosure Bill: Terrington Enclosure Bill: Heath Enclosure, & Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 7o Maii 1772.
Caithness Claim of Peerage; Report of Committee of Privileges: Petitioner adjudged to have a Right to the Title. E. Spencer’s Estate Bill. L. Willoughby de Brake’s Estate Bill. E. Spencer’s Estate Bill. Message to H. C. with it. D. Devonshire’s Estate Bill. Cathcart’s Bill. Wing Enclosure Bill. Payment of Debts Bill. Importation of Corn, &c. Bill. Importation of Rice from America, Bill. Fee-Farm Rent to Mr. Stuart, Grant of, Bill. Hoblyn et al. against Burrow, Writ of Error: Question to the Judges: Judges Opinions delivered: Judgement affirmed. Perry et al. against Hurrow; Writ of Error: Judgement affirmed. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 8o Mail 1772.
E. Belvedere against Rochfort. Order and Decree affirmed. Message from H. C. to return Halhed’s Bill with an Amendment. Christ Church Paving, &c. Bill. Laneham Enclosure Bill. Tyne Bridge Bill. Marine Society Bill. L. Willoughby de Broke’s Estate Bill. Rolle, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Importation of Wheat, & Bill: Importation of Rice from America Bill: Fee Farm Rent to Mr Stuart, Grant Of, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Bank of England Bill. Walls Bill. Pourtales and Muller’s & Nat. Bill. Lloyd’s et al Bill. Market Weighton.&c. Drainage Bill. Thorpe Achurch Enclosure Bill. Blockley, &c. Enclosure Bill. Shilton Enclosure Bill. Aldwincle Enclosure Bill. St Martin in in the Fields Workhouse Bill. Halhed’s Bill. Bullock et Ux. Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Older. D Devonshire’s Estate Bill. Motion for shortening the Committee. Pultney’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee. Cathcart’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee. Bunting’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee. Bullock et Ux. Bill; Motion for shortening the Commit tee. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Veneris, 1o Maii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, PræsesDs. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux RichmondDs. Sandys.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Devonshire.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Portland.Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Boston.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Milton.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Montague.

PRAYERS.

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

Wright against Ure et al.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Wright of Easter Glins, complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of June 1766, the 22d of January, 10th of February, and 19th of December 1767, the 15th of January and 14th of December 1768, and 27th of January 1769; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 4th of August and 4th of December 1767; and of an Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session there, of the 17th of December 1767; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of John Ure of Shirgarton Esquire, Mary the Wife of Duncan Glassford, and the said Duncan Glassford the Husband, for his Interest, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed, with Costs.

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: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid to the said Respondents, the Sum of Eighty Pounds for their Costs, in respect of the said Appeal.

Pourtales and and Muller take the Oaths for their Naturalization.

Paul Pourtales and Francis Gabriel, Charles Muller took the Oaths in order to their Naturalization.

Fee Farm Rent to stuart Grant of Bill, the Kings Content Signified to it

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Reversion, or Remainder in Fee Simple, now vested in His Majesty, of and in an Annual or Fee Farm Rent of One hundred and thirteen Pounds, One of the several Fee Farm Rents granted to the Right Honourable Edward heretofore Earl of Sandwich, by His late Majesty King Charles the Second, unto the Honourable James Archibald Stuart, and his Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be given by him, or his Heirs, for the same,” was pleased to consent. (as far as His Majesty Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

and to the Bill for enfranchising Copyhold Landain Richmond, &c.

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling their Majesties to enfranchise Copyhold Lands holden of the Manor of Richmond in the County of Surrey; and for enabling His Majesty to shut up a Lane leading from Richmond Green to the River Thames; and to fell and exchange certain Lands within the Manors of Richmond and Wimbleton,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Caithness Claim of Peerage

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges on the Caithness Claim of Peerage, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Thursday next.

D. Buccleugh’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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 Townshend Esquire, an Infant Trustee, in the most Noble Henry 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,” 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.

Hulton’s Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Basset’s Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to vest in the Trustees named in the Will of Francis Basset Esquire deceased, such Powers of leasing and granting Setts of and on the Estates comprised in the Settlement made upon the Marriage of John Pendarves Basset Esquire deceased, as by the said Settlement were given to the Trustees therein named,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Kemeys Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates and Unsettled Estates 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 Estates do now stand settled and limited,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto:”

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

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

Stoke Prior Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of Stoke Prior in the County of Worcester,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, andr directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

E. Belvedere against Rochfort.

Ordered, That the Cause, wherein Robert Earl of Belvedere in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and William Rochfort Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off till Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 4o Maii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin.Dux Portland.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Manchester.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Sarum.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Exeter.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Glocestr.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Camden.
Epus. Oxen.Comes Stamford.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Sandwich.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Litchfield.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Gainsborough.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Heath Enclosure, & c. Bill; the Kings Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Heath, otherwise Hethe, in the County of Oxford, and for exonerating certain Lands belonging to William Fermor Esquire, from Tithes and Right of Common,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Baldwyn’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, both Freehold and Leasehold, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses which are now subsisting with regard to the said Freehold Settled Estate.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hulton’s Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

D. Buccleugh’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 Townshend Esquire, an Infant Trustee, in the Most Noble Henry 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pearce’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates, late of Elizabeth Pearce Widow deceased, and William Hall Esquire, otherwise Pearce, her eldest Son, in Trustees to be sold for Payment of the Portions of her younger Children, and other Incumbrances; and for settling other Part of her Estates to the same Uses; and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kemeys Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates and Unsettled Estates 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 Estates do now Hand settled and limited.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Spurn Point Lighthouses Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for taking down and removing certain Lighthouses now Handing near the Spurn Point, at the Mouth of the Humber; and for erecting other fit and convenient Lighthouses instead thereof.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Portland.L. Abp. York.L. Abergavenny.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Ely.L. Willoughby Par.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Godolphin.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Sandys.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. Bruce.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Ravensworth.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Camden.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Oxford.
E. Litchfield.L. Bp. St. Davids
E. Gainsborough.L. Bp. St. Asaph.
E. Albemarle.L. Bp. Peterborough.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Ilchester.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Gumley Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Basset’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to vesting the Trustees named in the Will of Francis Basset Esquire deceased, such Powers of leasing and granting Setts of and on the Estates comprised in the Settlement made upon the Marriage of John Pendarves Basset Esquire deceased, as by the said Settlement were given to the Trustees therein named.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Blockley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Grounds, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in the Township of Blockley, and Hamlets of Draycot and Paxford, in the Parish of Blockley and County of Worcester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Thorpe Achurch Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Aldwincle Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Kind’s Ripton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of King’s Ripton, in the County of Huntingdon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governors and Assistants to the said Governors in the Rule and Government of the Possessions, Revenues, and Goods, of the Free Grammar School of Elizabeth Queen of England, in the Town of Ashburne in the County of Derby, in their Corporate Capacity, and the said Governors and Assistants, as Trustees of Six Alnis houses in Asheburne aforesaid founded and endowed by Christopher Pegg Esquire deceased, to convey certain Lands and Possessions of the said School and Alms houses respectively, in the Parishes of Wingerworth and Ashover, in the said County, to Henry Gladwin of Wingerworth, in the said County, Esquire, in Exchange for other Lands in the Parish of Brailsford, in the said County, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively to the Uses andupon the Trusts therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Shilton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Welch Judges Salaries Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further Augmentation of the Salaries of the Justices of Chester and the Great Sessions for the Counties in Wales”

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.

Richmond, enfranchising Copyhold Lauds in, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling Their Majesties to enfranchise Copyhold Lands holden of the Manor of Richmond, in the County of Surrey; and for enabling His Majesty to shut up a Lane leading from Richmond Green to the River Thames; and to sell and exchange certain Lands within the Manors of Richmond and Wimbleton”

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.

Rolle, Leave to present a Petition for a Private Bill, though out of Time.

Upon Reading the Petition of Denys Rolle of Hudscott, in the County of Devon, Esquire; setting forth That a Marriage hath been agreed upon between John Rolle, the only Sen of the Petitioner, and Judith Maria Walrond, the Daughter and only surviving Issue of William Walrond late of Bovey, in the said County of Devon, Esquire, deceased, and Sarah Walrond the Widow and Relict of the said William Walrond, with the full Consent and Approbation of the Petitioner and the said Sarah Walrond; that the said intended Marriage hath been very lately agreed upon between the said John Rolle and Judith Maria Walrond, and long after the Day appointed by their Lordships for receiving Petitions for Private Bills in this present Session of Parliament;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That Leave may be given to present a Petition for bringing a Bill into this Honourable House to enable the said John Rolle and Judith Maria Walrond, notwithstanding their respective Minorities, to make such Settlements, and enter into such Contracts, in order to their said Marriage, as they would be respectively capable of doing in case they now respectively were of the Age of Twenty-one Years, under such Restrictions and in such Manner as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That Leave be given as desired.

Petition received and referred to Judges.

Whereupon, Upon reading the Petition of Denys Rolle of Hudscott, in the County of Devon, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Ackworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture, called The Cow Pasture, in the Parish of Ackworth, in the County of York.”

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

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

Petition of several Freeholder against it.

Upon reading the Petition of several Freeholders of the Parish of Ackworth, in the County of York; setting forth, “That a Bill is depending before their Lordships, “for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture, called The Cow Pasture, in the said Parish;” that should the said Bill pass into a Law it will be of great Detriment to the Petitioners, and also the Poor of the said Parish;” and therefore praying, “That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill; and that the Petitioners may have such Relief in the Premises as their Lordships shall think fit:”

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

Crespigny’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, 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 Meeting now stand limited,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto:”

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

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

D. Grafton’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, 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,” 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.

Heath Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Heath, otherwise Hethe, in the County of Oxford; and for exonerating certain Lands belonging to William Fermor Esquire from Tithes and Right of Common.”

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

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

Astrop Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands in the Liberties, Territories, and Precincts, of Astrop, in the Parishes of King Sutton and Newbottle, in the County of Northampton.”

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

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

Terrington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and draining, the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Moors, or Commons, in the Township and Parish of Terrington, in the North 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.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

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.

Fee Farm Rent to Mr Stuart, Grant or, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Reversion or Remainder in Fee-Simple, now vested in His Majesty, of and in an Annual or Fee-Farm Rent of One hundred and thirteen Pounds, One of the several Fee-Farm Rents granted to the Right Honourable Edward heretofore Earl of Sandwich, by His late Majesty King Charles the Second, unto the Honourable James Archibald Stuart and his Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be given by him or his Heirs for the same.”

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.

Market Weighton Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Commons, Low Grounds, and Carrs, in the Parish of Market Weighton, and other adjacent Parishes, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Market Weighton to the River Humbert.

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

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

Ramsgate Harbour, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day was read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for enlarging and maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate; and for cleansing, amending, and preserving, the Haven of Sandwich;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

And John Barker Esquire was called in and sworn; and being examined, acquainted the House, “That he knows Ramsgate Harbour; has been bred to the Sea; and is of Opinion that the said Harbour is of the greatest Use as a Place of Refuge for Ships in Distress; that many Ships in Distress on the Outside of the Goodwin Sands have been brought off and saved by Assistance from Ramsgate Harbour, and brought in there, and that if there had been no Harbour there they would have been lost; that if the present Act passes, the Harbour will be made quite safe by next Year, but if it should be lost they cannot go on with the Works; that there has been laid out upon this Harbour 120,000/.; that upon the First Act passing it was the general Opinion that all Ships were to pay whether they went within or without the Goodwin Sands, and was never disputed for 19 Yeats; that upon the last Bill being rejected they were obliged to raise the Tax from 3 d. per Ton to 6 d; that no Ships pay the Duty but what clear at an English Port; that he never heard of any Law Suit with the Owners of the Glasgow Ships for not paying the Duty.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then William Evans, the Deputy Secretary to Ramsgate Harbour, was called in and sworn; and being examined acquainted the House; “That Foreign Ships, before the Decision of the Court of King’s Bench, at 3 d. per Ton, paid 850 l. per Annum; that since, at 6 d. per Ton, it amounts but to 700 l. per Annum; that since the Pier was first built, about 3,000 Ships have used this Harbour; that Thirty-two Ships, some of them very rich, from 150 to 400 Tons, have been saved, in great Distress, on the Back of the Goodwin Sands, and brought into this Harbour, without which they must have been lost; and that above 1,100 have received Assistance from this Harbour.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Stephen Read Pilot, William Curling Master of a Ship, and George Goodwin Master of a Sloop, were called in, and being sworn, gave the House the same Account as the last Witness.

They were directed to withdraw.

Then it was moved, “That the said Bill be committed for this Day Two Months:”

Which being objected to t

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Two Months.

Fenwick’s Bill

The Order of the Day was read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to vest in Trustees to be sold, 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;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were ordered to be called in:

And no Counsel appearing against it:

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

E. Belvedere against Rochfort.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Earl of Belvedere, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein William Rochfort Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, “That this is a Cause of great Interest and Concern to the Petitioner, and stands for Hearing before their Lordships To-morrow; that John Dunning Esquire, One of the Counsel who signs the Petitioner’s Case, and is particularly acquainted with and instructed upon all the Points in this Cause, is now attending his Duty at Bristol, as Recorder thereof; that the Petitioner considers it of great Moment to him and the Issue of his Cause, that Mr. Dunning should argue the same, who at present cannot leave Bristol;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That the Hearing of this Cause may be postponed till Friday next, the 8th of this instant May, or such other early Day thereafter as to their Lordships shall seem proper:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off till Friday next.

Causes put off.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 5o Maii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Wiloughby Par.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, Praefes.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Portland.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return Danvers et Ux. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering and enabling the Trustees named in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Daniel Danvers Esquire and Mary his Wife, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, or the Heirs of such Survivor, to make Sale of certain Leasehold Estates vested in them upon divers Trusts mentioned in the said Settlement; and to lay out the Money arising from such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled in such Manner as the said Leasehold Estates stands settled;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wing Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Eastleach Tourville Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Importation of Wheat, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat, Wheat Flour, Rye, Rye Meal, and Indian Corn, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation or Rice from America, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the free Importation of Rice into this Kingdom from any of His Majesty’s Colonies in America, for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

E Carlisle’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Contents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

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

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

Gumley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Gumley, in the County of Leicester” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined she 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.”

Spurn Point Lighthouses Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for taking down and removing certain Lighthouses now Handing near the Spurn Point, at the Mouth of the Humber; and for erecting other fit and convenient Lighthouses instead thereof,” 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.”

Richmond, enfranchising Copyhold Land, in &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling Their Majesties to enfranchise Copyhold Lands holden of the Manor of Richmond, in the County of Surrey; and for enabling His Majesty to shut up a Lane leading from Richmond Green to the River Thames; and to sell and exchange certain Lands within the Manors of Richmond and Wimbleton”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bili, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Welch Judges Salaries Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further Augmentation of the Salaries of the Justices of Chester and the Great Sessions for the Counties in Wales.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Fee-Farm Rent to Mr. Stuart, Grant of Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Reversion or Remainder in Fee-Simple, now vested in His Majesty, of and in an Annual or Fee-Farm Rent of One hundred and thirteen Pounds, One of the several Fee-Farm Rents granted to the Right Honourable Edward heretofore Earl of Sandwich, by His late Majesty King Charles the Second, unto the Honourable James Archibald Stuart, and his Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration tc be given by him, or his Heirs, for the same.”

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

D. Grafton’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in the Most Noble Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, and his Heirs, the Manor, or reputed Manor, and 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Crespigny’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Freehold and Copyhold Hereditaments in Wecting, 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.”

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

It was resolved in tHe Affirmative.

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

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

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

Stoke Prior Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Downham Market Road Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 Edit End of the Two Mile Close, in the Parish of Barton, and towards Watton, to a Place called The Dezil’s Ditch, in the County of Norfolk; and for stopping up the Road leading from Stradset, through Barton Layes, towards Watton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Old Street Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Would Newton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Would Newton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bullock et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, Part of the Settled Estate of John Bullock Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, and for laying out the Money arising by Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses.”

Bunting, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Ann Bunting Widow, on Behalf of her Two Infant Children; 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 divers Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates, late of Edmund Bunting, Elizabeth Bunting, and Tomlinson Bunting deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Chancery in Payment of the Debts, Incumbrances, and Legacies, charged upon and affecting the same; and other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

King’s Ripton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of King’s Ripton, in the County of Huntingdon”

Thorpe Achurch Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Thorpe Achurch, in the County of Northampton.”

Aldwinkle Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Aldwinkle, in the County of Northampton.”

Blockley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Grounds, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in the Township of Blockley and Hamlets of Droycot and Paxford, in the Parish of Blockley, and County of Worcester.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. CanterburyL. Willoughby Par.
D. Portland.L. Bp. EvyL. Godolphin.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Chester.L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Litch & Cov.L. Ravensworth.
E. Marchmont.L. Boston.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Ilchester.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Pourtales and Mullet’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Paul Pourtales and Francis Gabriel Charles Muller.”

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.

Pedigree, of Peers referred to Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the Pedigrees of William Duke of Devonshire, James Duke of Chandos, John Earl of Westmorland, George Harry Earl of Stamford, Frederick Earl of Carlisle, George James Earl of Cholmondeley, Robert Earl of Harborough, Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Robert Earl of Northington, John Lord Audley, Edwin Lord Sandys, John James Lord Lovel and Holland, and Thomas Lord Dune, be referred to the Committee of Privileges.

Kenrick and Skey against Rudson et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Matthew Kenrick and John Skey are Appellants, and John Hudson and others are 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 Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 6o Maii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. (fn. 1) L. Sandys.
Epus Asaphen.Dux Portland. (fn. 1) L. Hyde.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Westmorland. (fn. 1) L. Lyttelton
Comes Stamford. (fn. 1) L. Boston.
Comes Scarbrough. (fn. 1) L. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

Cusack et Ux against Gilbert.

The Answer of Forde Gilbert, Son and Heir at Law and Administrator of Robert Gilbert deceased, to the Appeal of James Cusack and Angelina his Wife, was this Day brought in.

E. Carlisle’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3o vide 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.”

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. Cuddon:

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

Richmond, enfranchising Copyhold Lands in, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling Their Majesties to enfranchise Copyhold Lands holden of the Manor of Richmond, in the County of Surrey, and for enabling His Majesty to shut up a Lane leading from Richmond Green to the River Thames, and to sell and exchange certain Lands within the Manors of Richmond and Wimbleton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Welch Judges Salaries Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further Augmentation of the Salaries of the Justices of Chester and the Great Sessions for the Counties in Wales.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications, within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Spurn Point Lighthouses Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for taking down and removing certain Lighthouses now standing near the Spurn Point at the Mouth of the Hummer, and for erecting other fit and convenient Lighthouses instead thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gumley Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords, have agreed to the Five proceeding Bills.

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

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

Aubrey’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a Partition of divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Surrey, and Middlesex, and in the City of London; and of Four-fifth Parts or Shares of a Plantation in the Island of Barbadoes in the West Indies; and of Two Shares in the New River Water Works; and of an Annual Rent of One thousand Pounds issuing out of the Revenues of the Post Office, devised by the Will of Thomas Walker Esquire deceased; and also of a Manor, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Suffolk, Essex, and Gloucester, comprised in the Settlements executed upon the Marriage of Stephen Skynner Esquire deceased; and also of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Suffolk, Essex, and Surrey, devised by the Will of the said Stephen Skynner, between the several Persons entitled to the said Estates, according to their respective Interests therein,” was committed: “That, they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto;”

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

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

Sir George Colebrooke’s Estate Bill.

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

Eastleach Tourville Enclosure Bill.

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

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

D. Portland.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Sandys.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Hyde.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Lyttelton.
E. Scarbrough.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.L. Camden.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.

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

Aubrey’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a Partition of divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex, and in the City of London; and of Four-fifth Parts or Shares of a Plantation in the Island of Barbadoes, in the West India; and of Two Shares in the New River Water Works; and of an Annual Rent of One thousand Pounds, issuing out of the Revenues of the Post Office, devised by the Will of Thomas Walker Esquire deceased; and also of a Manor, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Suffolk, Essex, and Gloucester, comprised in the Settlements executed upon the Marriage of Stephen Skynner Esquire deceased; and also of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Suffolk, Essex, and Surrey, devised by the Will of the said Stephen Skynner, between the several Persons entitled to the said Estates, according to their respective Interests therein.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir George Colebrooke’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Sir George Colebrooke Baronet and his Heirs, so much of the Manor or Lordship of Stebunheath, otherwise Stebunhith, otherwise Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Estate of the said Sir George Colebrooke, as is limited and settled in and by an Act of Parliament which passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in Lieu thereof; and also for vesting other Settled Estates of the said Sir George Colebrooke, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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.

Shilton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Shilton, 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cathcart Leave for a Bill:

After “reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Cathcart of Carbiestoun Esquire; playing 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 Sale of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Innerleith, lying in the County of Edinburgh and of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Darnchester, in the County of Berwick, being Parts of the Entailed Estate of Colonel James Cathcart deceased, and for purchasing other Lands and Estates to be settled in Lieu thereof upon the same Persons and to the like Uses and Purposes:”

D. Devonishire Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to grant Reversionary Leases of his Leasehold Estate in the Parish of Saint James Westminster, in the County of Middlesex.”

Importation of Wheat, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat, Wheat Flour, Rye, Rye Meal, and Indian Corn, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

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.

Importation of Rice from America, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the free Importation of Rice into this Kingdom, from any of His Majesty’s Colonies in America for a limited Time.”

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;

Bullock et Ux. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, Part of the Settled Estate of John Bullock Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, and for laying out the Money arising by Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same 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 21st Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Buntings Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for veating divers Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates, late of Edmund Bunting, Elizabeth Bunting, and Tomlinson Bunting, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money to be applied, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Incumbrances, and Legacies, charged upon and affecting the same, and other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Aldwinckle Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Aldwinckle, in the County of Northampton”

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

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

King’s Ripton Enclosure Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of King’s Ripton, 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 on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Thorpe Achurch Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Thorpe Achurch, in the County of Northampton”

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

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

Ackworth 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 dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Commons and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture called The Cow Pasture, in the Parish of Ackworth, in the County of York,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Hoblyn et al. against Barrow, Writ of Error:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon a Writ of Error, wherein John Hoblyn and others are Plaintiffs, and James Burrow Esquire is Defendant, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Perry et against Burrow; Writ of Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon a Writ of Error, wherein Edward Perry and others are Plaintiffs, and Janes Burrow Esquire is Defendant, which stands appointed for Monday next, be brought forward, and that the same be heard Tomorrow with the Writ of Error wherein John Hoblyn and others are Plaintiffs, and James Burrow Esquire is Defendant.

Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House To-morrow upon the Hearing of the said Writs of Error.

Ackworth Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture called The Cow Pasture, in the Parish of Ackworth, in the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, as also the Petition to them referred, 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.”

Heath Enclosure, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Heath, otherwise Hethe, in the County of Oxford; and for exonerating certain Lands belonging to William Fermor Inquire from Tithes and Right of Common,” was committed.

Astrop Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands, in the Liberties, Territories, and Precincts, of Astrop, in the Parishes of King’s Sutton and Newbottle, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Terrington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and draining, the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Moors or Commons, in the Township and Parish of Terrington, in the North Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Astrop Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands, in the Liberties, Territories, and Precincts, of Astrop, in the Parishes of King’s Sutton and Newbottle, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ackworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture called The Cow Pasture, in the Parish of Ackwortst, in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Terrington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and draining, the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Moors or Commons, in the Township and Parish of Terrington, in the North Riding of the County of York.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Heath Enclosure, & Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Heath, otherwise Hethe, in the County of Oxford; and for exonerating certain Lands belonging to William Fermor Esquire from Tithes and Right of Common.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 7o Maii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Portland.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Chandos.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Camden.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Abercorn.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Caithness Claim of Peerage; Report of Committee of Privileges:

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of William Sinclair of Ratter Esquire, to His Majesty, claiming the Titles, Honours, and Dignities of Earl of Caithness, Lord or Baron of Bernedale, and such other Honours and Dignities as are in the Family, with His Majesty’s Reference thereof to this House; “That the Committee had met and considered the Matter to them referred, and have heard Counsel for the Petitioner upon his said Claim; and after full Consideration had of what was offered and produced in Evidence by the Counsel, have come to the following Resolution; (videlicet),

Resolved, That the Claimant William Sinclair of Ratter Esquire, hath a Right to the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of Earl of Caithness, as Heir Male of the Body of William who sat in Parliament in 1505

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

Petitioner adjudged to have a Right to the Title.

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Claimant William Sinclair of Ratter Esquire, hath a Right to the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of Earl of Caithness, as Heir Male of the Body of William who sat in Parliament in 1505.

Ordered, That the said Resolution and Judgement be laid before His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

E. Spencer’s Estate Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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,” 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

L. Willoughby de Brake’s Estate Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn also reported from the Lords Committees, 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, intailed 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,” 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.

E. Spencer’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a 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, 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.”

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. Cuddon:

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

D. Devonshire’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to grant Reversionary Leases of His Leasehold Estate in the Parish of Saint James Westminster, in the County of Middlesex”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Richmond.L. Abp. York.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Ely.L. Willoughby Bar.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Bruce.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Hyde.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Camden.
E. Marchmont.L. Bp. St. Asaph.
E. Rosebery.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 22d Day of this instant May, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Cathcart’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Innerleith, lying in the County of Edinburgh, and of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Darnchester, in the County of Berwick, being Paris of the entailed Estate of Colonel James Cathcart deceased, and for purchasing other Lands and Estates to be settled in Lieu thereof, upon the same Persons, and to the like Uses and Purposes.”

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

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

Wing Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Commonable Fields, Meadows, Lands, and Waste Grounds of, within, and belonging to the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Wing, in the County of Rutland.”

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

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

Payment of Debts Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually securing the “Payment of Debts,” which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off till To-morrow Sevennight; and that the Lords be summoned.

Importation of Corn, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat, Wheat Flour, Rye, Rye Meal, and Indian Corn, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Importation of Rice from America, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the free Importation of Rice into this Kingdom, from any of His Majesty’s Colonies in America, for a limited Time.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Fee-Farm Rent to Mr. Stuart, Grant of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Reversion or Remainder in Fee-Simple, now vested in His Majesty, of and in an Annual or Fee-Farm Rent of One hundred and thirteen Pounds, One of the several Fee-Farm Rents granted to the Right Honourable Edward heretofore Earl of Sandwich, by His late Majesty King Charles the Second,unto the Honourable James Archibald Stuart and his Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be given by him or his Heirs for the same.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Hoblyn et al. against Burrow, Writ of Error:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error brought into this House on the 22d Day of March 1771, wherein John Hoblyn and others are Plaintiffs, and James Burrow Esquire is Defendant; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in;

And the Counsel on both Sides having been fully heard:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to the Judges:

Then the Judges present were directed to deliver their Opinions upon the following Question:

Whether the Bye-Law, as set forth in the Defendant’s Plea, be or be not a good Bye-Law?”

Judges Opinions delivered:

Whereupon the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, having conferred with the Rest of the Judges present, delivered their unanimous Opinion upon the said Question,“That it was a bad Bye-Law?”,

Whereupon the following Order and Judgement was made:

After hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error brought into this House on the 22d Day of March 1771, wherein John Hoblyn and others are Plaintiffs, and James Burrow Esquire is Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of King’s Bench for the said Defendant; and hearing the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present upon a Question of Law to them proposed; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the Court of King’s Bench be, and the same is hereby affirmed; and that the Record be remitted, to the End such Proceeding may be had thereupon as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House.

The Tenor of which Judgement to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record to be remitted, is as follows:

But because the said Court of Parliament now here will advise themselves of what Judgement to give of and upon the Premises, a Day is for that Purpose given as well to the said John Hoblyn, John Rowe, John Plomer, James Bonetto, and Henry Higgo the Younger, as the said James Burrow Esquire, who prosecuteth as aforesaid, to be before our said Lord the King and Peers in the said Court of Parliament now here, until Thursday the 7th Day of May now next ensuing, at Westminster, in the County of Middlesex aforesaid, to hear Judgement of and upon the Premises aforesaid, because the said Court of Parliament now here are not yet advised thereof, &c. On which Day, before our said Lord the King and Peers, in the same Court of Parliament now here at Westminster aforesaid, in the said County of Middlesex assembled, come as well the said John Hoblyn, John Rowe, John Plomer, James Bonetto, and Henry Higgo the Younger, as the said James Burrow, who prosecutes, &c. in their proper Persons: Whereupon all and Angular the Premises having been seen, and by the said Court of Parliament now here fully understood, as well the said Record and Proceedings aforesaid, and the Judgement thereupon given, as also the said Causes and Matters by the said John Hoblyn, John Rowe, John Plomer, James Bonetto, and Henry Higgo the Younger, above assigned for Error, being diligently examined and inspected, and mature Deliberation being thereupon had; it appears to the said Court of Parliament now here, that there is no Error either in the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, or in the giving the Judgement aforesaid, and that the Record is in no wile vicious or defective: Therefore it is considered by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, that the Judgement aforesaid given in the Court of our said Lord the King, before the King himself, be in all Things affirmed and in full Force and Effect; the said Causes and Matters above assigned for Error by the said John Hoblyn, John Rowe, John Plomer, James Bonetto, and Henry Higgo the Younger, in anywise notwithstanding: And thereupon the aforesaid Record, and also the Proceedings aforesaid, had in the said Court of Parliament, are sent back to the Court of our said Lord the King before the King himself, wheresoever he shall be in England, to the End that Execution may be done thereupon.”

Perry et al. against Hurrow; Writ of Error:

Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing the Errors argued upon the Writ of Error brought into this House on the 12th Day of April 1771, wherein Edward Perry, Edward, John, and Thomas Odgers, are Plaintiffs, and James Burrow Esquire, His Majesty’s Coroner and Attorney, at the Relation of William Walkden, is Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of King’s Bench for the Defendant in Error; Counsel appearing for the said Defendant, but no Counsel for the Plaintiff in Error (who made Default):

Judgement affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the Court of King’s Bench be, and the same is hereby affirmed; and that the Record be remitted, to the and such Proceeding may be had thereupon as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 8o Mail 1772.

[ (fn. 2) Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:]

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præsentes.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Norviccn.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Bolton.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Chandos.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Marchmont.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Camden.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

E. Belvedere against Rochfort.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Earl of Belvedere, in the Kingdom of Ireland, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery there, of the 29th Day of January 1770; and also of Part of a Decree of the same Date, made in a certain Cause wherein William Rochfort Esquire was Plaintiff, and the said Robert Earl of Belvedere, heretofore Lord Viscount Belfield, One of the Defendants, inmed in a Bill of Complaint exhibited by the said William Rochfort, in His Majesty’s High Court of Chancery in Ireland, against the said Earl of Belvedere, then Lord Viscount Belfield, and others, were Defendants; and praying, “I hat the same might be “reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case (fn. 3) might require;” as also upon the Answer of William Rochfort, of the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

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

Message from H. C. to return Halhed’s Bill with an Amendment.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of William Halhed Esquire, in the County of Hereford, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to James King Esquire, and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for lying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Christ Church Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating, the Squares, Streets, Rows, Lanes, Alleys, and other publick Passages and Places, within the Parish of Christ Church, in Middlesex; and for removing Nuisances and Obstructions therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; and for paving and regulating such Parts of Brick Lane as are nor within the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Laneham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Tyne Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Temporary Bridge over the River Tyne, between the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, in the County of Durham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marine Society Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for incorporating the Members of a Society, commonly called The Marine Society, and their Successors, to be elected, as therein is mentioned, and for the better empowering and enabling them to carry on their charitable and useful Designs;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

L. Willoughby de Broke’s Estate Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act forvesting 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 1ands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses,” be re-committed to the Committee to whom the said Bill stood committed, and that the Committee do meet to proceed thereupon on Monday next.

Rolle, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Denys Rolle of Hudscott, in the County of Devon, 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 to enable John Rolle Esquire, and Judith Maria Walrond Spinster, to make Settlements on the Marriage intended between them, notwithstanding their respective Minorities.”

Importation of Wheat, & Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat, Wheat Flour, Rye, Rye Meal, and Indian Corn, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Importation of Rice from America Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the free Importation of Rice into this Kingdom, from any of His Majesty’s Colonies in America, for a limited Time.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fee Farm Rent to Mr Stuart, Grant Of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Reversion or Remainder in Fee-Simple, now vested in His Majesty, of and in an Annual or Fee-Farm Rent of One hundred and thirteen Pounds, One of the several Fee-Farm Rents granted to the Right Honourable Edward heretofore Earl of Sandwich, by his late Majesty King Charles the Second, unto the Honourable James Archibald Stuart, and his Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be given by him, or his Heirs, for the same.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bank of England Bill.

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

Walls Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” 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 Committed had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto:”

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

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

Pourtales and Muller’s & Nat. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Paul Pourtals and Francis Gabriel Charles Muller, 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.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Lloyd’s et al Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wenthworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to vest in Walter Lloyd Esquire, and others, a small Quantity of Ground, Parcel of the Glebe of the Rectory of Manerdroy in the County of Pembroke, in Consideration of a certain Yearly Rent thereby secured, 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 made One Amendment thereto.”

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

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

Market Weighton.&c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Commons, Low Grounds, and Carrs, in the Parish of Market Weighton, and other adjacent Parishes in the East Riding of the County of York; and for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Market Weighton to the River Humber” 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.”

Thorpe Achurch Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, wichin the Parish of Thorpe Achurch, in the County of Northampton” was committed.

Blockley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Grounds, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in the Township of Blockley, and Hamlets of Draycot and Paxford, in the Parish of Blockley, and County of Worcester,” was committed.

Shilton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Shilton, in the County of Warwick,” was committed.

Aldwincle Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Aldwincle, in the County of Northampton” was committed.

St Martin in in the Fields Workhouse Bill.

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

Halhed’s Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment, made by the Commons, to the Bill, intituled, “Act for vesting the Settled Estate of William Halhed Esquire, in the County of Hereford, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to James King Esquire and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses.”

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

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

To acquaint them therewith.

Bullock et Ux. Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Older.

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 the Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, Part of the Settled Estate of John Bullock Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, and for laying out the Money arising by Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

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

D Devonshire’s Estate Bill. Motion for shortening the Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to grant Reversionary Leases of his Leasehold Estate, in the Parish of Saint James Westminster, in the County of Middlesex” stands committed, may proceed in the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Pultney’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for 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 Avo, 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 giant Leases of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise tc 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,” stands committed, may proceed in the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Cathcart’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may” be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Innerleith, lying in the County of Edinburgh, and of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Darnchester, in the County of Berwick, being Parts of the EntailedEstate of Colonel James Cathcart deceased; and for purchasing other Lands and Estates, to be settled in Lieu thereof, upon the same Persons, and to the like Uses and Purposes,” stands committed, may proceed in the said Bill, on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Bunting’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates, late of Edmund Bunting, Elizabeth Bunting, and Tomlinson Bunting, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Incumbrances, and Legacies, charged upon, and affecting the same; and other the Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may proceed in the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Bullock et Ux. Bill; Motion for shortening the Commit tee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, Part of the Settled Estate of John Bullock Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife; and for laying out the Money arising by Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses,” stands committed, may proceed in the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, undecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Desunt in Original
3 Origin. may.