House of Lords Journal Volume 33
March 1773, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: March 1773, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 565-591. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113580 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 22o Martii 1773.
Brand against Maclatchie, et e con. Maclatchie against Brand et e con.: Judgement. East Keal Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it; and to the Wilton Enclosure Bill. Foreign Protestants in America Naturalization Acts, to explain, Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. British Ships, to prevent Abuses in the Sale of Shares of, Bill. Turnips, &c. to prevent the Stealing of, Bill. Gisburn Hospital, to convey Lands Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Montgomery, &c. Road Bill Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it. Chatteris Waste Grounds Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Rugby Enclosure Bill. Farnborough to River Hill Road Bill: Newcastle and Sunderland, to regulate the Loading of Coals, Bill. Peterborough, &c. Road Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. East Keal Enclosure Bill. L. Weymouth against Hubert: Writ of Error nonpross’d with Costs. Blanchard to take the Name of Athorpe, Bill. Gregge to take the Name of Hopwood Bill. Witton le Wear and North Bedburne Enclosure Bill. Toyntons Enclosure Bill. Everthorpe Enclosure Bill. Thorpe on the Hill Enclosure Bill. Wilton Enclosure Bill. E. Home et al. against Lillie et al. Adjourn. Die Martis, 23o Martii 1773.
Countess of Moray against Stuart et al. et e con. Stewart et al. against Countess of Moray, et e con. Dean and Chapter of Worcester’s Bill. Turner’s Bill. Foreign Protestants in America Naturalization Acts, to explain Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. American Mutiny Bill. D. Gordon against E. Fife and Duffs. Hemingby Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Bernard’s Bill. and Hemming et Ux. Bill. Greenock Harbours.&c. Bill Aberdeen Harbour, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 24o Martii 1773.
Stewart et al. against Countess Dowager and E. Moray et e con.: Judgement. Vicar of Kensington’s Bill. East Keal Enclosure Bill. Rugby Enclosure Bill. Toyntons Enclosure Bill. Everthorpe Enclosure Bill. Exeter Small Debts Bill. Blanchard to take the Name of Athorpe, Bill. Gregge to take the Name of Hopwood, Bill. Turner’s Bill: Dean and Chapter of Worcester’s Bill. Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Brighthelmstone Paving &c. Bill. Ross Roads Bill. Kington, & Road Bill. Militia payment and Cloathing Bill: Foreign Protestants America Naturalization Acts, to explain, Bill; American Mutiny Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Greenock Harbour &c. Bill. Sir G. Booth against Wright et al. Broad Sibford and Burdrup Enclosure Bill. Nafford and Birlingham Enclosure Bill. Sambourn Enclosure Bill. Houghton cum Witton Enclosure Bill. Burstwick and Skeckling Enclosure Bill. Walsgrave Enclosure Bill. Cherill, &c. Road Bill. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on D. Gordons Appeal; and on E. Home et al. Appeal. Urquhart to enter into Recognizance on Boyd’s Appeal. Sir R. Staples et al. Against Maurice. Aberdeen Harbour, &c. Bill. Hertford Bridge Hill, &c. Road Bill. Hemingby Enclosure Bill: Causes put off. Gordon’s Divorce Bill. East Cotting with Enclosure Bill. British Ships, to prevent Abuses in the Sale of Shares of, Bill. Turnips, &c. to prevent the Stealing of, Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 25o Martii 1773.
Wilton Enclosure Bill. Thorpe on the Hill Enclosure Bill. Hemingby Enclosure Bill. Witton le Wear and North Bedburne Enclosure Bill. Maugan Porth, &c. Canal Bill. Greenock Harbours, &c. Bill. Aberdeen Harbour, &c. Bill. Broad Sibford and Burdrup Enclosure Bill. Burstwick and Skeckling Enclosure Bill. Walsgrave Enclosure Bill. Cherill, &c. Road Bill. East Cottingwith Enclosure Bill. Nafford and Birlingham Enclosure Bill. Houghton cum Witton Enclosure Bill. Sambourn Enclosure Bill. Ross Roads Bill. Kington, &c. Road Bill. Sir Thomas Miller’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Older. Stirlings against Roebuck and Garbett. Rector of Stockport’s Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Franel’s Nat. Bill; and Whichcot’s Bill. Gregge to take the Name of Hopwood Bill: Message to H. C. with it. East Keal Enclosure Bill. Vicar of Kensington’s Bill: Rugby Enclosure Bill. Turnips &c. to prevent the Stealing of, Bill: Blanchard to take the same of Athorpe, Bill. British Ships, to prevent Abuses in the Sale of Shares of, Bill. Everthorpe Enclosure Bill: Exeter Small Debts Bill. Toyntons Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Nine preceding Bills. Parish Poor Annuities Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 26o Martii 1773.
Theobald’s Bill. Cartwright’s Bill. Hertford Bridge Hill, & Road Bill. Nafford and Birmingham Enclosure Bill. Sambourn Enclosure Bill. Kington, &c. Road Bill. King’s Lyme Harbour Bill. Harpham Enclosure Bill. Sir Thomas Miller’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed With. Brighthelmstone Pavings &c. Bill. Cherill, &c. Road Bill. East Cottingwith Enclosure Bill. Burstwick and Skeckling Enclosure Bill. Walsgrave Enclosure Bill. Theobald Bill. Cartwright’s Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Dissenters Bill. Whitgreave Enclosure Bill. Preston Enclosure Bill. Dissenters Bill. Timber Trees, Preservation of &c. Bill. Gordon Divorce Bill. Green’s Divorce Bill. Livingstone against Warrock. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 29o Martii 1773.
Smith’s Bill. Henley’s Bill. Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill. Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore Enclosure Bill. Whitton Enclosure Bill. Essex Gaol Bill. Newcastle under Line, &c. Road Bill. Bedford Level Drainage Act, to amend &c. Bill. Whitgreave Enclosure Bill. King’s Lynn Harbour, &c. Bill. Cade’s Divorce Bill. Timder Trees, better Preservation of, &c. Bill. Stockport Rectory bill. Broad Sibford and Burdrup Enclosure Bill. Countess of Wemyss against Stuart et al. Green’s Divorce Bill. Gordon’s Divorce Bill. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Stirlings’s Appeal. Adjourn. Die Martis, 30o Martii 1773.
D. Gordon against E. Fife et al. Duff against Sir Ludovick Grant et al. Spelman et Ux. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Sir Edward Blackett et al, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Whitgreave Enclosure Bill. Houghton cum Witton Enclosure Bill. Hudson’s Bill. East Cotting with Enclosure Bill. Broad Sibford and Burdrup Enclosure Bill. Walsgrave Enclosure Bill. Brighthelmstone Paving, &c Bill. Fitz Edward against Ryves et al., Petition to receive Appeal rejected. Filmer et al. against Gott; Appeal to be received as revived. Henley’s Bill. Smith’s Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bill. Maugan Porth, &c. Canal Bill. Hemingby Enclosure Bill: Witton le Wear and North Bedburne Enclosure Bill: Wilton Enclosure Bill: Thorpe on the Hill Enclosure Bill: Aberdeen Harbour, &c. Bill. Greenock Harbours, &c. Bill: Hertford Bridge Hill, &c. Road Bill: Kington, &c. Road Bill: Sambourn Enclosure Bill: Nafford and Birlingham Enclosure Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eleven preceding Bills. Essex Gaol Bill. Harpham Enclosure Bill: Preston Enclosure Bill. Whitton Enclosure Bill. Bedford Level Drainage Act, to amend, &c. Bill. Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill. Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore Enclosure Bill. Newcastle under Line, &c. Road Bill. Newbold upon Avon and Long Lawford Heath Enclosure Bill. Birmingham Street, &c. Bill. Message from H. C. to return E. Shaftesbury’s Estate Bill. Hackonby Enclosure Bill. King’s Delph and Eight Roods, &c. Drainage Bill. Gordon’s Divorce Bill. Green’s Divorce Bill. Wrotham, &c. Road Bill. Roan’s Charity Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Older. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 31o Martii 1773.
Duff against Sir Ludovick Grant et al. Judgement. Report of Commission of for forfeited Estates in Scotland, Accounts of Corn, &c. exported from thence, and Ships employed in the Whale Fishery there, delivered. Stockport Rectory Bill. Ross Roads Bill. King’s Lynn Harbour, &c. Bill. Burstwick and Skeckling Enclosure Bill. Sir Gregory Turner et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill. River Bure Navigation Bill. Sheasby Enclosure Bill. Adderley et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Cade’s Divorce Bill; Witnesses to attend. Hudson’s Bill: Gordon’s Divorce Bill. Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore Enclosure Bill. Whitton Enclosure Bill. Preston Enclosure Bill. Newcastle under Line &c. Road Bill. Sir Edward Blackett’s Estate Bill. Bedford Level Drainage Act, to amend, &c. Bill. Wrotham in Heath, &c. Road Bill. Green’s Divorce, Amendments to it. Roan’s Charity Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. D. Gordon against E. Fife et al. Robinson to enter into Recognizance on Filmer et al. Appeal. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 22o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Athol.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Chandos.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Boston.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Camden.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.

PRAYERS.

Brand against Maclatchie, et e con.

The Answer of Alexander Maclatchie to the Cross Appeal of Mary Brand, was this Day brought in.

Maclatchie against Brand et e con.:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of Alexander Maclatchie Taylor in London, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of November 1771, and 7th of March 1772; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Mary Burnet, Widow of William Burnet Merchant in Dumfries deceased, complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of November 1771; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Mary Burnet, Widow of William Burnet Merchant in Dumfries deceased; put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of Alexander Maclatchie, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That Part of the Interlocutor of the 28th of November 1771, complained of by the Cross Appeal be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is hereby declared, That, to the Purpose for which it was offered, the Deposition of Archibald Malcolm ought to have been received as Evidence and read: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That that Part of the said Interlocutor which is complained of by the Original Appeal, and also the Interlocutor of the 7th of March 1772, adhering thereto, be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

East Keal 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 certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Township and Parish of East Keal otherwise Easter Keal, in the County of Lincoln;” was pleased to consent(as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

and to the Wilton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Hyde as Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, also acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township or Lordship of Wilton, in the Parish of Ellerburn, in the North Riding of the County of York,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Foreign Protestants in America Naturalization Acts, to explain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain Two Acts of Parliament, One of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants and others, as are settled, or shall settle, in any of His Majesty’s Colonies in America;” and the other of the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served, or shall serve, as Officers or Soldiers in His Majesty’s Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America.”

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

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

American Mutiny Bill.

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

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

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

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.

British Ships, to prevent Abuses in the Sale of Shares of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for preventing Abuses in the Sale of Shares of British Built Ships to Foreigners.”

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 Wednesday next.

Turnips, &c. to prevent the Stealing of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, “as relates to the preventing the stealing or destroying of Turnips;” and for the more effectually preventing the stealing or destroying of Turnips, Potatoes, Cabbages, Parsnips, Pease, and Carrots.”

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 Wednesday next.

Gisburn Hospital, to convey Lands Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the Wardens, Preceptor, or Matter of the Scholars, and Poor People of the Alms House, or Hospital of Jesus, in Gisburn in Cleveland, in the County of York, to convey a certain Messuage, and divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, the Estate of the said Alms House or Hospital, unto Charles Turner of Kirkleatham, in the said County, Esquire, and his Heirs; and to enable the said Wardens, Preceptor, or Matter of the Scholars, and Poor People of the Alms House or Hospital of Jesus, to carry into Execution an Agreement with the, Reverend Henry Hewgill of Hornby Grainge, in the said County of York, Clerk, for the Purchase of a certain Messuage or Tenement, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Birkby, in the North Riding of the said County, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them and their Successors, for the Use, Benefit, and Advancement, of the said Charity.”

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. Anguish and Mr. Montague:

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

Montgomery, &c. Road Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Ninth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, and Salop; for continuing the Term of so much of an Act of the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, as relates to the Repair of the Roads between the Tenth Mile Stone from the Welsh Gate in Shrewsbury, and the Towns of Pool and Oswestry, and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Chatteris Waste Grounds Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, and enjoying, several Commonable and Waste Grounds, lying in Chatteris in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and also for ascertaining the Parts or Lots belonging to each Commoner in certain Fens therein mentioned; and for empowering the Commoners to plough and cultivate the said Fens for a certain Number of Years therein limited; and for obliging Occupiers of Lands in the Open Fields of Chatteris to fence 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 it.

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

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

Rugby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Rugby, in the County of Warwick.

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. York.L. Cathcart.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Ely.L. Hyde.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Walpole.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Mansfield.
E. Westmorland.L. Boston.
E. Sandwich.L. Camden.
E. Richford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.

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

Farnborough to River Hill Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Well at the North-west End of the Town or Village of Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to a Place called River Hill in the Parish of Seven Oakes, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newcastle and Sunderland, to regulate the Loading of Coals, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals, in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Peterborough, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Peterborough, through Oundle and Thrapston, to Wellingborough, in the County of Northampton;” and for repairing and widening several other Roads near or adjoining thereto.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

East Keal Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Township and Parish of East Keal, otherwise Easter Keal, in the County of Lincoln.

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

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

L. Weymouth against Hubert:

Upon reading the Petition of Frances Hubert Widow, Executrix of Philip Hubert Esquire deceased, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the Right Honourable Thomas Thynne Lord Viscount Weymouth is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time ordered by the House;” and therefore praying, “That the said Writ of Error may be nonpros’d with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writ of Error nonpross’d with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Nonpros. on the said Writ of Error as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King’s Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for his Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Blanchard to take the Name of Athorpe, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Robert Athorpe Blanchard Esquire, now called Robert Athorpe Athorpe, and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Athorpe only, pursuant to the Will of Henry Athorpe Esquire deceased.”

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.

Gregge to take the Name of Hopwood Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Edward Gregge Hopwood (late Edward Gregge) Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, and the other Persons therein described, to retain, take, and use, the Surname of Hopwood, and to bear and quarter the Arms of Hopwood, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hopwood deceased.”

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.

Witton le Wear and North Bedburne Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons, within the Townships of Witton le Wear and North Bedburne, within the Chapelry of Witton le Wear, in the Manor of Wolsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham.”

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.

Toyntons Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Toyntons, in the Townships of Toynton all Saints and Toynton Saint Peters, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Everthorpe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township or Lordship of Everthorpe, in the Parish of North Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

Thorpe on the Hill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Furze, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Thorpe on the Hill, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Wilton Enclosure Bill.

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

E. Home et al. against Lillie et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Earl of Home, Charles Earl of Tankerville, and William Turner. Lessee of Fairburn Mill and Fishing thereof, on the River Tweed, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Sheriff of the County of Berwick, of the 11th and 25th of July and 15th of August 1771; as also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 31st of August 1771; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 2d of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Thomas Lillie, Robert Hope, Andrew Shiel, William Mitchell, and William Spence, Plaintiffs in the Cause, and His Grace the Duke of Roxburgh, Sir Alexander Don, Sir George Hay Macdowgal, Walter Scott and John Scott Esquires, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Lillie, and the several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 19th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of then known Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 23o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Londin.Dux Portland.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Chandos.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Boston.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Countess of Moray against Stuart et al. et e con.

The Answer of John Bane Stuart and others, to the Cross Appeal of Margaret Countess Dowager of Moray, was this Day brought in.

Stewart et al. against Countess of Moray, et e con.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein John Bane Stewart and others are Appellants, and Margaret Countess Dowager of Moray, Widow of James Earl of Moray, is Respondent, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow be adjourned till Friday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Dean and Chapter of Worcester’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester to make and establish an Exchange of certain Lands and Premises, in the County of Worcester, for other Lands and Premises, in the said County, belonging to Thomas Foley Esquire,” 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.

Turner’s Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for effecting an Exchange of Lands between Charles Turner Esquire, and the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Trinity College in Cambridge,” 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.

Foreign Protestants in America Naturalization Acts, to explain Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain Two Acts of Parliament, One of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants and others, as are settled or shall settle in any of His Majesty’s Colonies in America;” and the other of the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served or shall serve as Officers or Soldiers in His Majesty’s Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America.

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.”

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

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.”

American Mutiny Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord 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.”

D. Gordon against E. Fife and Duffs.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Duke of Gordon, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of November 1772, and 4th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, In their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Earl Fife, Mr: Arthur Duff, and Archibald Duff, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said James Earl Fife, Mr. Arthur Diff, and Archibald Duff, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto, in Writing on or before Tuesday the 20th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hemingby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Ings, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Manors, or Manor and Township of Hemingby, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House;

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by (fn. 1) Sir Charles Kemys Tynte and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manors of East and West Stodeley, and certain other Hereditaments, in the County of Devon, (Part of the Settled Estates of James Bernard Esquire), in Trustees, to be conveyed to Matthew Brickdale Esquire, and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement entered into by him for the Purchase thereof; and for applying the Purchase Money in Discharge of a Mortgage affecting the said Premises; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Hemming et Ux. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of the Reverend Samuel Hemming Clerk and Maria his Wife, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, in order that the same may be conveyed to George Adams Esquire and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement made by him for the Purchase thereof, and for vesting the Purchase Money, and other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Greenock Harbours.&c. Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious, the Harbours of the Town of Greenock; for supplying the Inhabitants with fresh and wholesome Water; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and other publick Places within the said Town;” to which they define the Concurrence of this House.

Aberdeen Harbour, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious, the Harbour of Aberdeen; for erecting new Piers and Quays therein; and for regulating Ships and Vessels trading into, and going out of, the said Harbour;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 24o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Athol.Ds. Trevor.
Dux Chandos.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Stewart et al. against Countess Dowager and E. Moray et e con.:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of John Bane Stewart, Donald, Alexander, Robert, and Duncan Stewarts, all Lessees and Tenants in Glensinglass, James Stewart only Son and Heir of the deceased James Stewart in Stank, Walter Stewart only Son and Heir of the deceased John Stewart at Bridge of Turk, Janet and Mary Stewarts Sisters-German and Heirs of Line of the deceased David Stewart Lessee of Glensinglass, Allan Cameron of Londavra Husband of the said Janet Stewart, and John Cameron of Callart Husband of the said Mary Stewart, for their Interests, all Lessees of Glensinglass, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of January 1772; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 23d of July 1772; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Margaret Countess Dowager of Moray, Widow of James Earl of Moray, complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 23d of July 1772; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem just;” as also upon the Answer of Margaret Countess Dowager of Moray, Widow of James Earl of Moray, and Francis Earl of Moray, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of John Bane Stewart and others, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That that Part of the Interlocutor of the 23d of July 1772, complained of by the Cross Appeal, be, and the same is hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Interlocutor of the 29th of January 1772, and also so much of the Interlocutor of the 23d of July 1772, as are complained of by the original Appeal, be, and the same are hereby reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That, under all the Circumstances of this Case, the Lease in Question is as effectual and binding as if it had been signed by James late Earl of Moray deceased: And it is hereby further Ordered, That the Reasons of Suspension be sustained.

Vicar of Kensington’s Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Vicar of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Leases of Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Vicarage,” 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.”

East Keal Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Township and Parish of East Keal, otherwise Easter Keal, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Rugby Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland 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, Common Grounds, Heath and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Rugby, in the County of Warwick,” was committed.

Toyntons Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Toyntons, in the Townships of Toynton all Saints and Toynton Saint Peters, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Everthorpe Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township or Lordship of Everthorpe, in the Parish of North Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Exeter Small Debts Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the City and County of the City of Exeter,” 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 lame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Blanchard to take the Name of Athorpe, Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Robert Athorpe Blanchard Esquire, now called Robert Athorpe Athorpe, and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Athorpe only, pursuant to the Will of Henry Athorpe Esquire deceased,” was committed.

Gregge to take the Name of Hopwood, Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Edward Gregge Hopwood (late Edward Gregge) Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, and the other Persons therein described, to retain, take, and use, the Surname of Hopwood, and to bear and quarter the Arms of Hopwood, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hopwood deceased,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Turner’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for effecting an Exchange of Lands between Charles Turner Esquire, and the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Trinity College, in Cambridge.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dean and Chapter of Worcester’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Lands and Premises in the County of Worcester, for other Lands and Premises in the said County, belonging to Thomas Foley Esquire.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Brighthelmstone Paving &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, lighting, and cleansing, the Streets, Lanes, and Places, within the Town of Brighthelmstone, in the County of Sussex; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances, and preventing the like for the future; for holding and regulating a Market wichin the said Town; for building and repairing Groyns, in order to render the Coast safe and commodious for Ships or Vessels to unload and land Sea Coal, Culm, and other Coal, for the Use of the Inhabitants of the said Town, and for laying a Duty thereon; and for other Purposes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ross Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term, and varying the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the several Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kington, & Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Kington, in the County of Hertford, through the Welsh Hall Lane, as far as the same County extends; and the several Roads leading from Kington aforesaid to Brilley’s Mountain, to Eardisley, to Almley, to Eckley’s Green, to Eardisland, to Staple Bar, and to Milton House, in the said County; and for amending the Road from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Eardisley to Willersley Turnpike Gate in the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Militia payment and Cloathing Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Foreign Protestants America Naturalization Acts, to explain, Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain Two Acts of Parliament, One of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants and others as are settled, or shall settle, in any of His Majesty’s Colonies in America;” and the other of the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served, or shall serve as Officers or Soldiers in this Majesty’s Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Mutiny Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Greenock Harbour &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious, the Harbours of the Town of Greenock; for supplying the Inhabitants with fresh and wholesome Water; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets, and other publick Places within the said Town.”

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

D. Athol.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Trevor.
E. Suffolk.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Denbigh.L. Sandys.
E. Westmorland.L. Mansfield.
E. Rochford.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.L. Vernon.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Northington
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Sir G. Booth against Wright et al.

Upon reading the Petition of John Wright and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir George Booth Baronet is Appellant, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, “That the Appellant, in the last Session of Parliament, presented his Appeal to their Lordships, from an Order of the Court of Exchequer, of the 23d of May 1772; that since setting down the said Appeal for hearing, the said Appellant obtained their Lordships Order for adjourning the said Cause, and the same now stands for hearing the Ist Day of April next; that the Parties are under Terms of Accommodation which are not yet completed, and in Prospect: thereof, the Petitioners have not prepared their Case, nor taken the necessary Steps for the Hearing;” and therefore praying, “Their Lordships will be pleased to put off the Hearing of this Cause till Thursday the 29th of April next, or to such other Time as their Lordships shall think proper, the Agent for the Appellant having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to Thursday the 29th of April next as desired.

Broad Sibford and Burdrup Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and Commonable Land lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts of Broad Sibford, otherwise Sibford Gower, and Burdrup, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence or this House.

Nafford and Birlingham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Places within the Parish of Nafford and Chapelry of Birlingham, in the County of Worcester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sambourn Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Land within the Manor of Sambourn, in the Parish of Coughton, in the County of of Warwick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Houghton cum Witton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The Three last mentioned Bills were, severally read the First Time.

Burstwick and Skeckling Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Town and Territories of Burstwick and Skeckling, in the Parish of Skeckling cum Burstwick, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Walsgrave Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Walsgrave, otherwise Falsgrave, in the Parish of Scarbrough, in the North Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cherill, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Tenn, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from Cherill through Calne to Studley Bridge; and from Cherill to the Three Mile Burrough at the Top of Cherill Hill, in the County of Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on D. Gordons Appeal;

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Duke of Gordon, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:”

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

and on E. Home et al. Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Earl of Home and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:”

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

Urquhart to enter into Recognizance on Boyd’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That William Urquhart of Gray’s Inn Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Boyd of Wester Greenrig, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in Scotland;”

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

Sir R. Staples et al. Against Maurice.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Sir Robert Staples Baronet and others are Appellants, and Mary Margaretta Maurice Spinster is Respondent:”

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

Aberdeen Harbour, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious the Harbour of Aberdeen; for erecting new Piers and Quays therein; and for regulating Ships and Vessels trading into and going out of the said Harbour.”

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.

Hertford Bridge Hill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of the Tenth and Twenty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill to the Town of Basingstoke; and also the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill aforesaid, to the Town of Odiham, in the County of Southampton.”

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.

Hemingby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Ings, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Manors or Manor and Township of Hemingby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Causes put off.

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

Gordon’s Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Gordon Esquire with John Norris Fisher his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend as Witnesses on that Day, do then attend; and that the Lords be summoned.

East Cotting with Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Pasture Grounds, Ings, and Common or Waste Ground, within the Township of East Cottingwith, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

British Ships, to prevent Abuses in the Sale of Shares of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for preventing Abuses in the Sale of Shares of British Built Ships to Foreigners.”

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.”

Turnips, &c. to prevent the Stealing of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, “as relates to the preventing the stealing or destroying of Turnips;” and for the more effectually preventing the stealing or destroying of Turnips, Potatoes, Cabbages, Parsnips, Pease, and Carrots.”

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.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 25o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Londin.Dux Grafton, C. P. S.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Richmond.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Bolton.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Portland.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Manchester.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Asaphen.March. Rockingham.Ds. King.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Stamford.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Bruce.
Comes Scarbrough.Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Milton.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Aylesford.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Macclesfield.Ds. Camden.
Comes Waldegrave.Ds. Digby.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Wilton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township or Lordship of Wilton, in the Parish of Ellerburn, in the North Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Thorpe on the Hill Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Furze, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Thorpe on the Hill, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Hemingby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Ings, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Manors or Manor and Township of Hemingby, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Witton le Wear and North Bedburne Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons, within the Townships of Witton le Wear and North Bedburne, within the Chapelry of Witton le Wear, in the Manor of Wolsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham,” was committed.

Maugan Porth, &c. Canal Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and continuing a navigable Cut or Canal from Maugan Porth, through the several Parishes of Maugan, Saint Colomb Major, Little Colan, and Saint Colomb Minor, to Lower Saint Colomb Porth, in the County of Cornwall,” 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.”

Greenock Harbours, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious, the Harbours of the Town of Greenock; for supplying the Inhabitants with fresh and wholesome Water; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets, and other publick Places, within the said Town,” was committed.

Aberdeen Harbour, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious, the Harbour of Aberdeen; for erecting new Piers and Quays therein; and for regulating Ships and Vessels trading into and going out of the said Harbour,” was committed.

Broad Sibford and Burdrup Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts, of Broad Sibford, otherwise Sibford Gower and Burdrup, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford.”

Burstwick and Skeckling Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Town and Territories of Burstwick and Skeckling, in the Parish of Skeckling cum Burstwick in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

Walsgrave Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Walsgrave otherwise Falsgrave, in the Parish of Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

Cherill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from Cherill through Calne to Studley Bridge; and from Cherill to the Three Mile Borrough, at the Top of Cherill Hill, in the County of Wilts.

East Cottingwith Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Pasture Grounds, Ings, and Common or Waste Ground, within the Township of East Cottingwith, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

Nafford and Birlingham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Places, within the Parish of Nafford and Chapelry of Birlingham, in the County of Worcester.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Le Despencer.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Abp. York.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Ely.L. Paget.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Cathcart.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Trevor.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Mosham.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Romney.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. King.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Pcterborough.L. Godolphin.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Chester.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Sandys.
E. Scarborough.L. Bruce.
E. Poulet.L. Fortescue.
E. Abercorn.L. Walpole.
E. Loudoun.L. Wycombe.
E. Marchmont.L. Scarsdale.
E. Rosebery.L. Boston.
E. Oxford.L. Milton.
E. Aylesford.L. Beaulieu.
E. Macclesfield.L. Vernon.
E. Waldegrave.L. Camden.
E. Ashburnham.L. Digby.
E. Bucks.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Houghton cum Witton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, Township, and Liberties of Houghton cum Witton, 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 the same Day at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sambourn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Land, within the Manor of Sambourn, in the Parish of Coughton, in the County of Warwick.”

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

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

Ross Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and varying the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His Late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the several Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford.”

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.

Kington, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Town of Kington, in the County of Hereford, through the Welch Hall Lane, as far as the same County extends; and the several Roads leading from Kington aforesaid, to Brilleys Mountain, to Eardisley, to Almley, to Eckley’s Green, to Eardisland, to Staple Bar, and to Milton House, in the said County; and for amending the Road from the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Eardisley to Williersley Turnpike Gate, in the said Parish.”

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

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

Sir Thomas Miller’s Estate 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 vesting certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the Isle of Wight, Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Thomas Miller Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, 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 To-morrow; and the Lords summoned.

Stirlings against Roebuck and Garbett.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William and Andrew Stirlings Merchants in Glasgow, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of January 1773; and of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 26th of January 1773 and 10th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Doctor John Roebuck and Samuel Garbett Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Doctor John Roebuck and Samuel Garbett Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 22d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Rector of Stockport’s Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish Church of Stockport, in the County of Chester, for the Time being, to grant Leases of Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory, and to exchange Part of the said Glebe Lands and other Lands in the Township of Stockport aforesaid, between Sir George Warren Knight of the Bath, Patron of the Advowson of the said Rectory, and John Watson present Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Stockport aforesaid;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Franel’s Nat. Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Matthew White (fn. 2) Ridley and others:

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

and Whichcot’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for exonerating Part of the Real Estate of Thomas Whichcot Esquire, in the County of Lincoln, from a Debt of Ten thousand Pounds charged thereon for the Portions of the younger Children of Christopher Whichcote Esquire, and Jane his Wife, Daughter of the said Thomas Whichcot; and for subjecting and charging other Lands of greater Value, to the Payment thereof;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Gregge to take the Name of Hopwood Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Edward Gregge Hopwood (late Edward Gregge) Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, and the other Persons therein described, to retain, take, and use, the Surname of Hopwood, and to bear and quarter the Arms of Hopwood, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hopwood deceased.”

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. Pechell and Mr. Montague:

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

East Keal Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Township and Parish of East Real, otherwise Easter Real, in the County of Lincoln.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Vicar of Kensington’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Vicar of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Leases of Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Vicarage.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rugby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heath and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Rugby, in the County of Warwick.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Turnips &c. to prevent the Stealing of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, “as relates to the preventing the Stealing or Destroying of Turnips;” and for the more effectually preventing the Stealing or Destroying of Turnips, Potatoes, Cabbages, Parsnips, Peas, and Carrots.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Blanchard to take the same of Athorpe, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Robert Athorpe Blanchard Esquire, now called Robert Athorpe Athorpe, and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Athorpe only, pursuant to the Will of Henry Athorpe Esquire deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

British Ships, to prevent Abuses in the Sale of Shares of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for preventing Abuses in the Sale of Shares of British Built Ships to Foreigners.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Everthorpe Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exeter Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the City and County of the City of Exeter.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Toyntons Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, lags, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Toyntons, in the Townships of Toynton all Saints and Toynton Saint Peters, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Parish Poor Annuities Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration, Whether the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Support of poor Persons in certain Circumstances, by enabling Parishes to grant them Annuities for Life, upon Purchase, and under certain Restrictions,” shall be read a Second Time? And for the Lords to be summoned:

Moved, “That the Second Reading of this Bill be put off to this Day Six Months:”

Which being objected to:

After Debate:

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of this Bill be put off to this Day Six Months.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 26o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Oxon.Comes Exeter.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Stamford.Ds. Wycombe.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Sandwich.Ds. Boston.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Carlisle.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Theobald’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable James Theobald Esquire, to carry into Execution an Agreement for Sale of certain Hereditaments, situate at White Waltham, in the County of Berks, (Part of his Settled Estates), to the Reverend William Reid; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, toe be settled to the Uses to which the said Settled Estates do now stand limited,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and 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.

Cartwright’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for nominating a Person in the Room of Thomas Cartwright Esquire deceased, to join with Elizabeth Cartwright Widow, in directing the Sale of such Part or Parts of the Settled Estates of the said Thomas Cartwright deceased, as they shall think proper for raising Five thousand seven hundred Pounds, and for other Purposes,” 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.

Hertford Bridge Hill, & Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of the Tenth and Twenty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill to the Town of Basingstoke; and also the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill aforesaid to the Town of Oatham, in the County of Southampton,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Nafford and Birmingham Enclosure Bill.

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

Sambourn Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Land within the Manor of Sambourn, in the Parish of Coughton, in the County of Warwick,” was committed.

Kington, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Town of Kington, in the County of Hereford, through the Welsh Hall Lane, as far as the same County extends; and the several Roads leading from Kington aforesaid to Brilley’s Mountain to Eardisley, to Almsley, to Eckley’s Green, to Eardisland to Staple Bar, and to Milton House, in the said County; and for amending the Road from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Eardisley to Willersley Turnpike Gate in the said Parish,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

King’s Lyme Harbour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Pilots conducting Ships and Vessels to and out of the Port of King’s Lynn; and of the Bridgemen conducting Gangs of Lighters or Barges to and from the same; and for laying down Moorings in the Harbour of the said Port; and for preventing Mischiefs by Fire therein;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Harpham Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Parcels of Meadow or Pasture and other Grounds, within the Parish of Harpham, in the Parish of Agnes-Burton, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir Thomas Miller’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed With.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the Isle of Wight, Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Thomas Miller Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the same Uses,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

Brighthelmstone Pavings &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, lighting, and cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and Places within the Town of Brighthelmstone, in the County of Sussex; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances, and preventing the like for the future; for holding and regulating a Market within the said Town; for building and repairing Groyns in order to render the Coast safe and commodious for Ships or Vessels to unload and land Sea Coal, Culm, and other Coal, for the Use of the Inhabitants of the said Town; and for laying a Duty thereon; and for other Purposes.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Cathcart.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Ely.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Hyde.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Walpole.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Wycombe.
E. Carlisle.L. Bp. Chester.L. Boston.
E. Rochford.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
V. Townshend.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Cherill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from Cherill, through Calne to Studley Bridge, and from Cherill to the Three Mile Borrough at the Top of Cherill Hill, in the County of Wilts.”

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

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

East Cottingwith Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Pasture Grounds, Ings, and Common or Waste Ground, within the Township of East Cottingwith, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

Burstwick and Skeckling Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Town and Territories of Burstwick and Skeckling, in the Parish of Skeckling cum Burstwick in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

Walsgrave Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Walsgrave, otherwise Falsgrave, in the Parish of Scarborough, 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.

Theobald Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable James Theobald Esquire, to carry into Execution an Agreement for Sale of certain Hereditaments, situate at White Waltham, in the County of Berks, (Part of his Settled Estates), to the Reverend William Reid; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Settled Estates do now stand limited.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cartwright’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for nominating a Person in the Room of Thomas Cartwright Esquire deceased, to join with Elizabeth Cartwright Widow, in directing the Sale of such Part or Parts of the Settled Estates of the said Thomas Cartwright deceased, as they shall think proper for raising Five thousand seven hundred Pounds; and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Dissenters Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Harry Houghton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further Relief of His Majesty’s Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whitgreave Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open or Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commonable Places, and other Lands and Grounds within the Township of Whitgreave, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Preston Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Dissenters Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further Relief or His Majesty’s Protestant Subject’s dissenting from the Church of England.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Timber Trees, Preservation of &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, (intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of Timber Trees, and of Woods and Underwoods; and for the further Preservation of Roots, Shrubs, and Plants”), to Poplar, Alder, Maple, Larch, and Hornbeam;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gordon Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Gordon Esquire with John Norris Fisher his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Perryn appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing against it:

John Cocker was called, in order to prove the Service of the Order; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he served Mrs. Gordon personally with the Order of this House for the Second Reading of the Bill; and at the same Time delivered to her a Copy of the Bill.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And the Counsel was heard in Support of the Bill and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called John Pennington, who being sworn, produced the Original Book of Registers of Marriages in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, and read an Entry therein, whereby it appeared, That Mr. Gordon was married to Mrs. Gordon on the 20th of March 1764.) at Saint Martin’s Church.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mrs. Elizabeth Stayman of Wells Row Islington, was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That in the Month of May or June, a Mr. and Mrs. Saunders came and lodged with her for Four or Five Weeks; that they lived together as Man and Wife, and that she had seen them in Bed together; that Mr. Saunders appeared to be a Sea Officer, and she then believed they went by fictitious Names; that Mrs. Saunders, upon the Witness’s being subpœnad as a Witness, told her, She was unfortunately married:” That they came again to take her Lodgings last Year, but Year House being full, she got them a Lodging for a Week at a Mr. Rolse’s, at the Expiration of which Time they came and lodged with her again for Five Weeks, during which Time she has often seen them in Bed together; that they seemed very desirous of keeping themselves secret, having no Servant with them, and seeing no Company, but One Gentleman, who seemed a seafaring Person; and that Mrs. Saunders has since told her, “That she was the Wife of Captain Gordon.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. William Wingfeld, an Apothecary, was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, That he has known Captain Gordon and his Lady ever since the Year 1764; that they then lodged in the House where he lived; that he knows Captain Storr, and attended him in York Buildings in a Fit of the Gout; that he was recommended to Captain Storr by Mrs. Gordon; that he also attended him in Charlotte Row, and at Mrs. Stayman’s at Islington; and that he knows that the Persons who lodged at Mrs. Stayman’s at Islington, and went by the Name of Saunders, were Captain Storr and Mrs. Gordon.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Cocker was again called in; and produced at the Bar, an Office Copy of the Judgement obtained in the Court of King’s Bench against Captain Storr for Criminal Conversation with the said Mrs. Gordon.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court against the said Mrs. Gordon for Adultery with the said Captain Storr.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Mr. William Wingfield was again called in; and being asked, “How long Mr. Gordon and his Wife have been parted?” said, “He was certain that they had not cohabited together so these Twelve Months past.”

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

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

Green’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Green Clerk with Elizabeth Green his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Cox appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing against it:

Peter Magnant was called, in order to prove the Service of the Order; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he served Mrs. Greeny personally, with the Order of this House for the Second Reading of the Bill, and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill, on the 18th of this instant March.”

He was directed to withdraw.

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

Then Mr. Cox was heard in Support of the Bill; and to make out the Allegations thereof, and In order to prove the Marriage, called the said Peter Magnant, who produced a Copy of the Register of Marriages in the Parish or Saint Giles, in the City of Norwich, whereby it appeared that Mr. and Mrs. Green were married at the Parish Church there, on the 20th of May 1756; and the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Sarah Sutton was called in; who being sworn, acquainted the House, “That she lived as a Servant with Mr. and Mrs. Fennymore, in Suffolk, in November last; and that a Gentleman and Lady came to lodge there, and staid about Ten Days; that me has seen them naked in Bed together every Night but the First, on which Night she, the Witness, was ill; that she warmed their Bed; and waited on them every Night but the First; that they went by the Name of Goddard; that they were the only Lodgers on the First Floor; but that there were other Lodgers in the House, but none, except them, who went by the Name of Goddard.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Elizabeth Magnant was called in; who being sworn, acquainted the House, “That she visited Mr. Goddard and Mrs. Green Twice at Mr. Fenny-more’s; that she knew them well, and, saw them in the Dining Room.”

Then Sarah Sutton was again called in, and directed to look at the said Elizabeth Magnant; and was then asked, “If she remembered to have seen her at Mr. Fennymore’s? said, “She did not;” and the said Elizabeth Magnant being asked, “If she remembered to have seen the said, Elizabeth Sutton at Mr. Fennymore’s?” said, “She did not remembered her.”

They were directed to withdraw.

Then Peter Magnant was again called in; and acquainted the House, “That he visited Mr. Goddard and Mrs. Green at Mr. Fennymore’s, in November last; and that he supped with them on the First Floor there.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and being sworn, produced the original definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against the said Mrs. Green, for Adultery with the said Mr. Goddard.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Peter Magnant was again called in and being asked, “How long Mr. and Mrs. Green have been parted?” said, “He believed they had not cohabited together since the latter End of the Year 1771.”

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel (fn. 3) were directed to withdraw.

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

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

Livingstone against Warrock.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Alexander Livingstone Esquire of Westquarter is Appellant, and James Warrock is Respondent, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday 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 Lunse, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 29o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Athol.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Manchester.Ds. King.
Epus. Landaven.Dux Chandos.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Boston.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Camden.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Smith’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Moiety of the Manor of Russels, and the Moiety of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, with the Appurtenances, in Chesilford, otherwise Chilford, and other Places in the County of Sussex, comprised in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of Mr. Charles Smith and Elizabeth his now Wife, late Elizabeth Bishop Spinster, 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 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.

Henley’s Bill.

The Lord Walpole reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for selling the Settled Estates of Henry Cornish Henley Esquire, in Lyme Regis, Wooten Fitz-pain, and Maiden Newton, in the County of Dorset; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Settled Estates 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.

Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill.

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

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

Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Wastes, and Common Fields, in the Parishes of Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore, in the County of Bucks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whitton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Essex Gaol Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newcastle under Line, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Line to Hassop, and from Middlehills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the first mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford;” and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bedford Level Drainage Act, to amend &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second intituled, “An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level in the Debts of the said Corporation; and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland,” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands lying in the Second District in the said Act described;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whitgreave Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open or Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commonable Places, and other Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Whitgreave, in the County of Stafford.”

King’s Lynn Harbour, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice letca est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Pilots conducting Ships and Vessels to and out of the Port of King’s Lynn, and of the Bridgemen conducting Gangs of Lighters or Barges to and from the same; and for laying down Moorings in the Harbour of the said Port and for preventing Mischiefs by Fire therein.

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

D. Athol.L. Bp. Ely.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. ChichesterL. Cathcart.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. King.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Chester.L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Mansfield.
E. Stamford.L. Boston.
E. Doncaster.L. Camden.
E. Rochford.
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Bucks.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Cade’s Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Philip Cade Esquire with Catharine Whitworth his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Tuesday the 6th Day of April next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend as Witnesses on this Day, do then attend; and that the Lords be summoned.

Timder Trees, better Preservation of, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, (intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of Timber Trees, and of Woods and Underwoods; and for the further Preservation of Roots, Shrubs, and Plants”), to Poplar, Alder, Maple, Larch, and Hornbeam.”

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 Thursday next.

Stockport Rectory bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Restor of the Parish Church of Stockport in the County of Chester, for the Time being, to grant Leases of Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory, and to exchange Part of the said Glebe Lands and other Lands in the Township of Stockport aforesaid, between Sir George Warren Knight of the Bath, Patron of the Advowson of the said Rectory, and John Watson present Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Stockport aforesaid.”

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.

Broad Sibford and Burdrup Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts of Broad Sibford otherwise Sibford Gower, and Burdrup in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford.”

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

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

Countess of Wemyss against Stuart et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Janet Countess Dowager of Wemyss, complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 24th of November and 10th of December 1772, and 16th and 29th of January 1773; as also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 2d of March 1773; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary of the 5th and 6th of March 1773; and praying, “That the same may be reversed varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; ahd that James Stuart Esquire, Sir James Stuart Baronet his Father, and Francis Charteris Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said James Stuart Esquire, Sir James Stuart Baronet his Father, and Francis Charteris Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 26th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Green’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Green Clerk with Elizabeth Green his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Gordon’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Gordon Esquire with John Norris Fisher his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Stirlings’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William and Andrew Stirlings Merchants in Glasgow, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 30o Martii 1773.

Domini tam (fn. 4) Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Hyde.
Dux Athol.Ds. Walpole.
Dux Chandos.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Boston.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

D. Gordon against E. Fife et al.

The Answer of James Earl Fife and others to the Appeal of Alexander Duke of Gordon, was this Day brought in.

Duff against Sir Ludovick Grant et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in, the Cause, wherein Archibald Duff Sheriff Clerk of the County of Elgin is Appellant, and Sir Ludovick Grant and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow, be put off till To-morrow Sevennight; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Spelman et Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend Henry Spelman of Narborough, in the County of Norfolk, Clerk, and of Anne 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 Sale of the Settled Estate of Henry Spelman Clerk, in the County of Norfolk; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Sir Edward Blackett et al, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Edward Blackett Baronet and Dame Ann Blacken his Wife, in Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a Partition and Division of certain Estates, in the Parish of Ryton, in the County of Durham, between Sir Edward Blackett Baronet and Sir Walter Blackett Baronet, pursuant to an Agreement made between them.”

Whitgreave Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open or Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commonable Places, and other Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Whitegreave, in the County of Stafford.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Cathcart.
D. AtholL. Hyde.
D. Chandos.L. Walpole.
E. Exeter.L. Mansfield.
E. Westmorland.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Northington.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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.

Houghton cum Witton Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, Township, and Liberties, of Houghton cum Witton in the County of Huntingdon,” 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.”

Hudson’s Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for discharging divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of John Hudson, late of Bessingby, in the County of York Esquire deceased, from the Uses of his Marriage Settlement, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments to the same Uses,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

East Cotting with Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Pasture Grounds, Ings, and Common or Waste Ground, within the Township of East Cottingwith, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Broad Sibford and Burdrup Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts of Broad Sibford, otherwise Sibford Gower, and Burdrup, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford,” was committed.

Walsgrave 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 Open Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Walsgrave, otherwise Falsgraze, in the Parish of Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Brighthelmstone Paving, &c Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, lighting, and cleansing, the Streets, Lanes, and Places, within the Town of Brighthelmstone, in the County of Sussex; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances, and preventing the like for the future; for holding and regulating a Market within the said Town; for building and repairing Groyns, in order to render the Coast safe and commodious for Ships or Vessels to unload and land Sea Coal, Culm, and other Coal, for the Use of the Inhabitants of the said Town, and for laying a Duty thereon; and for other Purposes,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Fitz Edward against Ryves et al., Petition to receive Appeal rejected.

A Petition of Robert Ryves Fitz Edward, Plaintiff in a Cause, to which William Ryves and others are Defendants, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the above Cause came on to be heard before His Majesty’s Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, on the Second Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy two, when the said Court of Exchequer was pleased to order the Petitioner’s Bill to be dismissed with Costs, to be paid by the Petitioner: That the Petitioner being dissatisfied with the said Decretal Order, was advised by his Counsel to present an humble Appeal to their Lordships, complaining thereof: That the Defendants, in order (as the Petitioner humbly apprehends) to amuse the Petitioner from applying to their Lordships for Redress against the said Order of Dismissal, amused the Petitioner with Declarations of their Inclinations and Intentions to make up the Matters in Dispute in an amicable Way: That the Petitioner therefore, and for no other Reason, was induced to suspend the presenting his Petition of Appeal to their Lordships within the First Fourteen Days of this present Session: That the Petitioner, contrary to his Expectations, hath not received any Overtures of Accommodation: That the said Decretal Order of Dismissal was not entered and enrolled, or made up on the Eighteenth Day of February last; yet the Petitioner is fearful the same may be entered and enrolled, or made up, and Execution for the Costs taken out thereupon against the Petitioner before the Commencement of the next Session of Parliament, unless the Petitioner is now permitted to, present his Petition of Appeal;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be permitted to present his Petition of Appeal to this Honourable House; and that it may be received in the same Manner as if Presented within the Time prescribed by the Rules of this Honourable House.”

And thereupon the Agent was called in, and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Filmer et al. against Gott; Appeal to be received as revived.

An Appeal of Edmund Filmer Clerk and others, complaining of an Order or Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 12th of December 1770; and praying, “That the same may be reversed,” being offered to be Presented to the House:

It was moved, “That the Standing Order, No 55, might be read.”

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then the Lord Chancellor stated to the House the particular Circumstances of this Appeal.

Ordered, That the said Appeal be received as a revived Appeal.

Whereupon, Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edmund Filmer Clerk and Francis Filmer Esquire, Executors of the last Will and Testament of Sarah Gott late of Eggarton, in the County of Kent, Spinster, deceased, and Dorothea Hugessen, Mary Hugessen, and Sarah Hugessen, Devisees of the Real Estates of the said Sarah Gott deceased, Infants, by Thomasine Hugessen Widow their Mother and next Friend, complaining of an Order or Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 12th of December 1770; and praying, “That the same may be reversed and set aside, or to make such Order in the Premises, as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Henry Thomas Gott, the Defendant in the Original Cause, may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Thomas Gott may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 13th Day of April next.

Henley’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for selling the Settled Estates of Henry Cornish Henley Esquire, in Lyme Regis, Wooten Fitz-pain, and Maiden Newton, in the County of Dorset, and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Settled Estates now stand limited.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Smith’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Moiety of the Manor of Russels, and the Moiety of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, with the Appurtenances, in Chesilford otherwise Chilford, and other Places in the County of Suffolk, comprised in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of Mr. Charles Smith and Elizabeth his now Wife, late Elizabeth Bishop Spinster, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Maugan Porth, &c. Canal Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and continuing a navigable Cut or Canal from Maugan Porth, through the several Parishes of Maugan, Saint Colomb Major, Little Colan, and Saint Colomb Minor, to Lower Saint Colomb Porth, in the County of Cornwall.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hemingby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Ings, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Manors or Manor and Township of Hemingby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Witton le Wear and North Bedburne Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons within the Townships or Witton le Wear and North Bedburne, within the Chapelry of Witton le Wear, in the Manor of Wolsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wilton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township or Lordship of Wilton, in the Parish of Ellerburn, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thorpe on the Hill Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Furze, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Thorpe on the Hill, in the County of Lincoln.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aberdeen Harbour, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious, the Harbour of Aberdeen; for erecting new Piers and Quays therein; and for regulating Ships and Vessels trading into and going out of the said Harbour.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Greenock Harbours, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious, the Harbours of the Town of Greenock; for supplying the Inhabitants with fresh and wholesome Water; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and other Publick Places within the said Town.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hertford Bridge Hill, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of tHe Tenth and Twenty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill to the Town of Basingstoke; and also the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill aforesaid, to the Town of Odiham, in the County of Southampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kington, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Town of Kington, in the County of Hereford, through the Welch Hall Lane, as far as the same County extends; and the several Roads leading from Kington aforesaid to Brilley’s Mountain, to Eardisley, to Almley, to Eckley’s Green, to Eardisland, to Staple Bar, and to Milton House, in the said County; and for amending the Road from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Eardisley to Willersley Turnpike Gate in the said Parish.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sambourn Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Land, within the Manor of Sambourn, in the Parish of Coughton, in the County of Warwick.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Nafford and Birlingham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Places, within the Parish of Nafford and Chapelry of Birlingham, in the County of Worcester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eleven preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Essex Gaol Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex.”

Harpham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Parcels of Meadow or Pasture and other Grounds, within the Parish of Harpham, in the Parish of Agnes-Burton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

Preston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a 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 Preston, in the County of Rutland.”

Whitton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Whitton, in the County of Lincoln.”

Bedford Level Drainage Act, to amend, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level in the Debts of the said Corporation; and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level; and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto in the Manor of Crowland,” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands lying in the Second District in the said Act described.”

Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of Two several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, “for repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick;” so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the said Road leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley.”

Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Wastes, and Common Fields, in the Parishes of Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore, in the County of Bucks.”

Newcastle under Line, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Line to Hassop, and from Middlehills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the first mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford;” and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto.”

Newbold upon Avon and Long Lawford Heath Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by (fn. 5) Mr. Skipwith and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of New Sold upon Avon, in the County of Warwick, and Long Lawford Heath, in the Parish of Newbold aforesaid;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House:

Birmingham Street, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by (fn. 5) Mr. Skipwith and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages, within the Town of Birmingham; and for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein;” and for widening certain other Streets and Places; for establishing a Nightly Watch; and for regulating Carts and Carmen employed in the said Town;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return E. Shaftesbury’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Trustees to make Leases of certain Estates late of Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury deceased, during the Minorities of his Children; and for establishing and carrying into Execution an Agreement made between Mary Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury, as Guardian of Anthony Ashley, now Earl of Shaftesbury, her Infant Son, and the Lord Bishop of Ely, respecting certain Messuages and Tenements situate in the Parish of Saint Andrew Holbourn, in the County of Middlesex;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hackonby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

King’s Delph and Eight Roods, &c. Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, called King’s Delph and Eight Roods; and also other Fen Lands and Low Grounds in a certain Place called Farcett Fen, adjoining thereto, lying near to the Hamlet and Village of Farcett and Standground, in the County of Huntingdon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gordon’s Divorce Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Rosebery reported from the Committee, “That they 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.

Green’s Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put inco a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Green Clerk with Elizabeth Green his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Rosebery reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Wrotham, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Royal Oak on Wrotham Heath, to the Town of Wrotham, in the County of Kent; and from thence to Foots-Cray; and from the said Royal Oak to the Town of Maidstone, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Roan’s Charity 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 to empower the Feoffees of Roan’s Charity in Greenwich, to sell a Messuage and Two Pieces of Land, Part of the Estate of the said Charity, to the Vicar of the said Parish; and to apply the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be conveyed to the like Uses; and to enable the said Vicar to take a Conveyance of the said Messuage, and Two Pieces of Land; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 31o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Athol.Ds. Hyde.
Dux Chandos.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Camden.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Duff against Sir Ludovick Grant et al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Archibala Duff Sheriff Clerk of the County of Elgin, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 24th of February 1773; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Sir Ludovick Grant, James Grant of Grant, and General Francis Grant, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Interlocutor complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is hereby declared, That Sir Ludovick Grant was not the Præses legally chosen by the last Michaelmas Meeting of Freeholders of the County of Elgin and Forres; and that Patrick Duff Writer in Elgin was not the Clerk legally chosen at the said Meeting: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Appellant be assoilzied.

Report of Commission of for forfeited Estates in Scotland, Accounts of Corn, &c. exported from thence, and Ships employed in the Whale Fishery there, delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Chamberlain, from the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, attended:”

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

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

“Also, An Account of all Corn, Grain, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, that have, before the 13th of November 1772, been exported from Scotland to any Place whatsoever, by virtue or in pursuance of any of the Liberties or Powers given or granted for that Purpose by the Act 12th of His present Majesty, Cap. 1st.:”

“And also, An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis’s Streights and the Greenland Scat, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port they were discharged; and also what Quantity of Oil and Whale Fins each Ship has imported, from the 10th October 1771 to the 10th of October 1772.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Stockport Rectory Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish Church of Stockport, in the County of Chester, for the Time being, to grant Leases of Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory, and to exchange Part of the said Glebe Lands and other Lands in the Township of Stockport aforesaid, between Sir George Warren Knight of the Bath, Patron of the Advowson of the said Rectory, and John Watson present Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Stockport aforesaid,” 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.”

Ross Roads Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term, and varying the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the several Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford,” was committed.

King’s Lynn Harbour, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Pilots conducting Ships and Vessels to and out of the Port of King’s Lynn, and of the Bridgemen conducting Gangs of Lighters or Barges to and from the same; and for laying down Moorings in the Harbour of the said Port; and for preventing Mischiefs by Fire therein,” was committed.

Burstwick and Skeckling Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Town and Territories of Burstwick and Skeckling, in the Parish of Skeckling cum Burstwick in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Sir Gregory Turner et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to Whom was referred the Petition of Sir Gregory Turner Baronet and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Freehold and Leasehold Estates, and certain Goods and Chattels, late of Sir Edward Turner Baronet deceased, in Sir Gregory Turner Baronet his eldest Son, as a Compensation for and in Satisfaction of his Claims on his said late Father’s Estate and Effects.”

Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham, and for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein; and for widening certain other Streets and Places; for establishing a Nightly Watch; and for regulating Carts and Carmen employed in the said Town.”

River Bure Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and extending the Navigation of the River Bure, (commonly called The North River), by and from Coltishall to Aylsham Bridge, in the County of Norfolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sheasby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Adderley et al. Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Charles Bowyer Adderley Esquire, in the Parishes of Hanbury and Leigh, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be Sold, for Payment of the Incumbrances affecting the same, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

Cade’s Divorce Bill; Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That William Hagen, Francis Gregg, John Trevathan, Mary Trevathan, Sarah Trenley, John Pennell, Mark Holman, Margaret Orpin, and Tavernor Wallice Esquire, do attend this House on Tuesday next, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Philip Cade Esquire with Catharine Whitworth his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Hudson’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of John Hudson late of Bessingby, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, from the Uses of his Marriage Settlement, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments to the same Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gordon’s Divorce Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Wastes, and Common Fields, in the Parishes of Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore, in the County of Bucks.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. York.L. Willoughby Br
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Chester.L. Cathcart.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Edgecumbe.
D. Chandos.L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh.L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland.L. Mansfield.
E. Doncaster.L. Lyttelton.
E. Abercorn.L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.L. Camden.
V. Montague.
V. Wentworth.

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

Whitton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Whitton, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Preston 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 Preston, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Newcastle under Line &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Line to Hassop, and from Middlehills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the first-mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford; and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto.”

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

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

Sir Edward Blackett’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a Partition and Division of certain Estates in the Parish of Ryton, in the County of Durham, between Sir Edward Blackett Baronet and Sir Walter Blackett Baronet, pursuant to an Agreement made between them.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bedford Level Drainage Act, to amend, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level in the Debts of the said Corporation; and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland,” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands lying in the Second District in the said Act described.”

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.

Wrotham in Heath, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Royal Oak on Wrotham Heath to the Town of Wrotham, in the County of Kent, and from thence to Foot’s Cray, and from the said Royal Oak to the Town of Maidstone, in the said County.”

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

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

Green’s Divorce, Amendments to it.

The Earl of Rosebery (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Green Clerk with Elizabeth Green his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The same were read by the Clerk as follow; {videliect),

Fol. 3. L 9. Leave out [“May”], and insert [“October”].

Fol. 3. L 13. Leave out [“May”], and insert [“October”].

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

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

Roan’s Charity Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standiag Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the Feoffees of Roan’s Charity in Greenwich, to sell a Messuage and Two Pieces of Land, Part of the Estate of the said Charity, to the Vicar of the said Parish, and to apply the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands to be conveyed to the like Uses; and to enable the said Vicar to take a Conveyance of the said Messuage, and Two Pieces of Land; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

D. Gordon against E. Fife et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Duke of Gordon is Appellant, and James Earl Fife and others are Respondents:”

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

Robinson to enter into Recognizance on Filmer et al. Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Morris Robinson of Chancery Lane, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Edmund Filmer Clerk and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in the Country:”

It is Ordered, That the said Morris Robinson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Sir Charles Kemys Vide Journals of H. C. Vol. 34, P.212. b.
2 Origin Sir Matthew White. Vide Journals of H. C. Vol. 34. P. 218 a.
3 Sic
4 Sic.
5 Origin. Sir Francis. Vide Journals of H. C. Vol. 34. P. 230 b. and 225 b.