House of Lords Journal Volume 34
April 1774, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: April 1774, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 136-151. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113660 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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Die Jovis, 21o Aprilis 1774.
Orms Head, &c. to prevent taking away Stones on the Sea Shore at, Bill. Creuzé’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Spridlington Enclosure Bill. Smyth’s Bill. Gee et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Potterhan worth Enclosure Bill. Sir John Eden et al. against E. Bute et al. the Two Appeals to be heard together. Fitzmaurice’s Bill. Hutchins et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Madhouses, for regulating Bill. Adjourn: Die Veneris, 22o Aprilis 1774.
Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. et e con. Kidderminster Enclosure Bill. Heapham Enclosure Bill. Potterhanworth Enclosure Bill. Spridlington Enclosure Bill. Ludborough Enclosure Bill. Basingstoke, &c. Road Bill. Old Artillery Ground Workhouse, &C. Bill. L Coleraine et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Fife Highways and Bridges Bill. Balmbrough, &c. Division and Exchanges of Lands, &c. Bill. Causes put off. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 25o Aprilis 1774.
Culton against Cluden. Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. et & con. Fitzmaurice’s Bill: Basingstoke, &c. Road Bill: Spridlington Enclosure Bill: Heapham Enclosure Bill: Ludborough Enclosure Bill: Potterhanworth Enclosure Bill: Kidderminster Enclosure Bill. Old Artillery Ground Workhouse, &c. Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Sir Edward Swinburne Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Gee’s Bill. Twyford and Charndon Enclosure Bill. L. Coleraine’s Estate Bill. Busigny, for a Nat. Bill: Bill read. Ward’s Petition to receive Appeal, though out of Time: Ward against Hartpole. Naturalization Bills, to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill. Carre against Cairnes et al. Adjourn. Die Martis, 26o Aprilis 1774.
Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. et e con. Twyford and Charndon Enclosure Bill. St. Giles in the Fields and St. George Bloomsbury Poor, &c. Bill. Glasgow to Yocker Bridge &c. Roads Bill Message from H.C. to return Dean of Sarum’s Bill. Busigny takes the Oaths for his Naturalization. Finningley Enclosure Bill. Foleshill Enclosure Bill. Bank of Scotland Bill. Fife Highways and Bridges Bill. Busigny’s Nat. Bill. Naturalization Bills, to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill. Causes put off. Wettstun to enter into Recognizance on Ward’s Appeal. Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 27o Aprilis 1774.
Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. et e con. Twyford and Charndon Enclosure Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Douglas, Heron, and Co. against Grant. Culton against Cluden: Appeal withdrawn, with Costs. Knaresborough Forest Bill: The King’s Consent signified to it. Bank of Scotland Bill. Tetney Enclosure and Drainage Bill. Mason’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill. Messages from H.C. to return Everth’s Nat. Bill; and Benzancenet’s Nat. Bill; and E. Radnor’s Estate Bill. Titecombe Enclosure Bill. Hereford Paving, &c. Bill. Message from H.C to return Esberger’s Nat Bill. Macclesfield Grammar School Bill. Stock Hammond Enclosure Bill. Naturalization Bills, to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 28o Aprilis 1774.
L De Ferrers introduced. His Writ of Summons: Takes the Oaths. Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. et e con. Question to the Judges. Busigny’s Nat. Bill. Fife Highways and Bridges Bill. Tetney Enclosure and Drainage Bill. Knaresborough Forest Bill Glasgow to Yocker Bridge, &c. Road Bill. Foleshill Enclosure Bill. Wroot Enclosure Bill. Finningley Enclosure Bill. Littlehales, Leave for a Bill Bill read. Bank of Scotland Bill. Macclesfield Grammar School Bill. Titcombe Enclosure Bill. Stoke Hammond Enclosure Bill. Mason’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill. Hereford Paving, &c. Bill. Smith et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Naturalization Bills, to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill. Foleshill Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. Causes put off. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 29o Aprilis 1774.
Tetney Enclosure and Drainge Bill. Knaresborough Forest Bill. Glasgow to Yocker’s Bridge, &c. Road Bill. Naturalization Bills, to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill: Message to H.C. with it. Message from H.C. to return E. Breadalbane’s Estate Bill. Bainton Enclosure, &c. Bill. Warmington Enclosure Bill. East India Company’s Tea Bill. Bank of Scotland Bill. Fife Highways and Bridges Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Busigny’s Nat. Bill: Message to H.C. with it. Sterne et Ux. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. L. Chedworth, Leave for a Bill: Bill Read. Mason’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill. Hereford Paving, &c. Bill. Barton Enclosure Bill. Weeting Enclosure Bill. St Giles in the Fields and St George Bloomsbury Poor, &c. Bill. Smith’s Bill. Popham to withdraw his Bill of Divorce, and present a new one. Thicknesse against Liege et al. Petition for a Bye-Day. Cojamaul against Verelst. Rafael against Verelst. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 21o Aprilis 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Grafton, C.P.S. Ds. King.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Manchester. Ds. Hyde.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Boston.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Milton.
Comes Essex. Ds. Camden.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Digby.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Orms Head, &c. to prevent taking away Stones on the Sea Shore at, Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Traders, Builders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An. Act to prevent the taking and carrying away of Stones from the Sea Shore below High Water, between Orms Head and the River at Voryd, in the County of Carnarvon, and within the Manors of Neston, Leighton, and Gayton, in the County Palatine of Chester;” and praying “to be heard by their Counsel against the Bill:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, at the Second Reading thereof, as desired; as may also Counsel for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the taking and carrying away of Stones from the Sea Shore below High Water, between Orms Head and the River at Voryd, in the County of Carnarvon, and within the Manors of Neston, Leighton, and Gayton, in the County Palatine of Chester.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Ddy Three Months.

Creuzé’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Francis Creuzé and Sarah his Wife, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Spridlington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commons, within the Parish of Spridlington, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

Ld. Privy Seal. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
D. Richmond. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Ely. L. king.
L. Bp. Worcester.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Godolphin.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Chester. L. Ravensworth.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. Litch. &. Cov. L. Hude.
E. Essex. L. Walpole.
E. Carlisle. L. Mansfield.
E. Doncaster. L. Boston.
E. Rochford. L. Milton et al.
E. Strathmore. L. Camden.
E. Abercorn. L. Digby.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Lenister.
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.

Smyth’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Walter Smyth Esquire, to make and establish an Exchange of the Manor of Binderton, and certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Binderton, in the County of Sussex, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the same County, belonging to Sir James Peachey Baronet.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 6th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Gee et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Gee Esquire and Sir James Gee Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of Thorngumbald, and certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Thorngumbald and Paul, or One of them, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, lare the Estate of Thomas Gee Esquire, deceased, in, Trustees, to be sold; and for applying Part of the Monies thereby arising in discharging the Incumbrances affecting the same Estate; and for laying out the Residue in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.”

Potterhan worth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Fens, Heath, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Potterhanworth, 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.

Sir John Eden et al. against E. Bute et al. the Two Appeals to be heard together.

A Petition of the Right Honourable John Earl of Bute and others, Respondents in Two Appeals from the Court of Chancery, the First of which was presented on the 19th of January 1774, the other on the 25th of the same January, depending in this House, wherein Sir John Eden Baronet and others, as standing (by Revivor) in the Place, of Morton Davison Esquire, lately deceased, are Appellants, which stand appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the First of these Appeals was brought whilst the Decree rested in Minutes, in which Minutes no Direction appeared for entering the Proofs and Exhibits produced by the Petitioners in the Cause: That upon the Respondents Petition to have those Proofs and Exhibits entered in the Decree as read, the Lord Chancellor gave Directions that the Proofs and Exhibits on both Sides should be entered in the Decree as read: That the Second Appeal was, brought from this Order of the Lord Chancellor’s;” and therefore praying, “That these Appeals may be heard together, as they both relate to the same Matter.”

A Petition of Sir John Eden Baronet and others, as (banding (by Revivor) in the Place of Morton Davison Esquire, lately deceased, Appellants in Two Appeals from the Court of Chancery, the First of which was presented on the 19th of January 1774, the other on the 25th of the same January, depending in this House, to which the Right Honourable John Earl of Bute and others are Respondents, which stand appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “To the Effect stated in the above Petition;” and praying, “That the Hearing of the Appeal presented on the 19th Day of January 1774, may be adjourned to the Day Sevennight after the Hearing of the Appeal presented on the 25th Day of January 1774, in order that the Petitioners may, after the said Appeal presented on the 25th of January shall have been heard, have Time to prepare their Case, and, if necessary, that the Petitioners may be heard by their Counsel in Support of this Petition.”

Ordered, That these Two Appeals be heard together.

Fitzmaurice’s Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Plantation and Esate of Ulysses Fitzmaurice Esquire, deceased, and for vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Hutchins et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend Richard Hutchins 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 confirming and establishing the Division, Extinction of Right of Intercommon, and Exchanges of certain Lands, in Balmbrough, Shoeston, and Sunderland, in the County of Northumberland, made between the several Persons interested therein; and for appointing Arbitrators to settle the Claims of the respective Lords of the Manors of Hexham and Blanchland, in the said County, to a Tract of disputed Ground lying contiguous to the said Manors.”

Madhouses, for regulating Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating Madhouses;” and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Proposed, “To commit the Bill.”

“Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into æ Committee upon the said Bill on Thursday the 5th Day of May next; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn:

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

Die Veneris, 22o Aprilis 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. King.
Dux Beaufort. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Portland. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Plymouth. Ds. Camden.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. et e con.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel in the Cause wherein William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife are Appellants; and Charles Morgan Esquire and others are Respondents, et e con.; and for the Judges to attend.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Attorney General heard for the Appellants.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Kidderminster Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, in the Manor of the Foreign of Kidderminster, in the Parish of Kidderminster, 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.”

Heapham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields and Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, and Free Commons, in the Parish of Heapham, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Potterhanworth Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Fens, Heath, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Potterhanworth, in the County of Lincoln” was committed.

Spridlington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords. Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commons, within the Parish of Spridlmgton, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Ludborough Enclosure Bill.

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

Basingstoke, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Basingstoke, through Wortin, Overton, Whitchurch, Husband Priors, Andover, and Middle Waitlop in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lobcomb Corner, in the Parish of Winterslow, in the County of Wilts; for including the Road from Spittie House, over Weyhill, to Mullens Pond, as directed “by an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty; and for amending the Roads from Andover, through Charlton, towards Tangley, and from Charlton to Clanfield Bottom, and from Weyhill to Sarson Street, and also the Road through the said Town of Basingstoke,” 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.”

Old Artillery Ground Workhouse, &C. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for providing a Workhouse, and for better go verning, regulating, and maintaining the Poor, within the Old Artillery Ground, in the Liberty of the Tower of London; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Lanes, and other open Passages, and. Places, within the same; and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein,” was committed.

L Coleraine et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable John Lord Coleraine of the Kingdom of Ireland, 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 the Estate of the Honourable William Hanger, situate in the County of Kent, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Gabriel Lord Coleraine, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments; to be settled to the same Uses.”

Fife Highways and Bridges Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Common, by General Scott and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the “Highways and Bridges in the County of Fife;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Balmbrough, &c. Division and Exchanges of Lands, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing the Division, Extinction of Right of Intercommon, and Exchanges, of certain Lands, in Balmbrough, Shoeston, and Sunderland, in the County of Northumberland, made between the several Persons interested therein; and for appointing Arbitrators to settle the Claims of the respective Lords of the Manors of Hexham and Blanchland, in the said County, to a Traft of disputed Ground lying contiguous to the said Manors.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Willoughby Br.
L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Clifton.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Litch & Cov. L. King.
D. Portland. L. Ravensworth.
M. Rockingham. L. Walpole.
E. Plymouth. L. Mansfield.
E. Poulet. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont. L. Camden.
E. Oxford.
V. Montague.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 9th Day of May next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton is Appellant, and Moore Edgworth and others are Respondents, 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 3d ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominus sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 25o Aprilis 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower,Præses. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch, &. Cov. Comes Westmorland. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Plymouth. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Camden.
Comes Rosebery. Ds. Digby.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Culton against Cluden.

The Answer of Mary Cluden to the Appeal of John Culton, was this Day brought in.

Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. et & con.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife are Appellants, and Charles Morgan Esquire and others are Respondents, et e contra; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Serjeant Hill heard for the Appellants.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow, and that the Judges do then attend.

Fitzmaurice’s Bill:

Moved, “That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Plantation and Estate of Ulysses Fitzmaurice Esquire, deceased, and for vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of his Debts.; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” be now read the Third Time.

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

And David Roberts Esquire, at the Bar, consented to the Bill, and accepted the Trust reposed in him thereby.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Basingstoke, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Basingstoke, through Wortin,Overton, Whitchurch, Husband Priors, Andover, and Middle Wallop, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lobcomb Corner, in the Parish of Wintersow, in the County of Wilts; for including the Road from Spittle House, over Weyhill, to Mullens Pond, as directed by an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty; and for amending the Roads from Andover, through Charlton, towards Tangley, and from Charlton to Clanfield Bottom, and from Weyhill to Sarson Street, and also the Road through the said Town of Basingstoke.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Spridlington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, Failures, and Commons, within the Parish of Spridlington, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Heapham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields and Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, and Free Commons, in the Parish of Heapham, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ludborough Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Potterhanworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Fens, Heath, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Potterhanworth, in the County of Lincoln

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kidderminster Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields Commons, and Waste Lands in the Manor of the foreign of Kidderminster, “derminster, in the Parish of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Old Artillery Ground Workhouse, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for providing a Workhouse, and for better governing, regulating, and maintaining, the Poor, within the Old Artillery Ground, in the Liberty of the Tower of London; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Lanes, and other open Passages and Places, within the same; and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

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 Eight preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Eames:

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

Sir Edward Swinburne Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act to enable Sir Edward Swinburne Baronet to charge certain Moors and Waste Lands, within the Parishes of Edlingham and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, or either of them, late the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, after he shall have cultivated and improved the same in the Manner and after the Rate in the Bill mentioned.”

Gee’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of Thorngumbald, and certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Thorngumbald and Paul, or One of them, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, late the Estate of Thomas Gee Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying Part of the Monies thereby arising in discharging the Incumbrances affecting the same Estate; and for laying out the Residue in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Le Despencer.
L. Bp. Durham. L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Ely. L. Godolphin.
E. Westmorland. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Bruce.
E. Plymouth. L. Bp. Chester. L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Mansfield.
E. Loudoun. L. Lyttelton.
E. Rosebery. L. Boston.
E. Oxford. L. Camden.
E. Dartmouth. L. Digby.
E. Aylesford.
E. Ilchester.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 10th Day of May next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Twyford and Charndon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Common Lands, within the Hamlets of Twyford and Charndon, in the Parish of Twyford, in the County of Buckingham.”

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.

L. Coleraine’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate of the Honourable William Hanger, situate in the County of Kent, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Gabriel Lord Coleraine, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

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

Busigny, for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Victor Busigny, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, The Lord Boston presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Victor Busigny.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ward’s Petition to receive Appeal, though out of Time:

Upon reading the Petition of Nicholas Ward Esquire, Administrator of Vere Ward Gentleman, deceased; setting forth, “That a Decree was pronounced by the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, on the, 25th of February last, in a Cause wherein Robert Hartpole Esquire was Plaintiff, and Vere Ward, since deceased, Defendant; and in another Cause wherein the said Vere Ward was Plaintiff, and Robert Hartpole Defendant: That the said Vere Ward departed this Life on the 4th of April instant, during their Lordships Recess, and before the said Decree was completed: That the said Causes have been since duly revived: That the Petitioner hath taken Administration to the said Vere Ward, as Son and Heir and next of Kin of the said Vere Ward: That the Petitioner’s Agent did not receive from Ireland the necessary Papers for preparing his Appeal till the 18th instant, and could not get the same settled by his Counsel sooner than Saturday last;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That they will be pleased to receive his said Appeal for the Reasons aforesaid, notwithstanding the Time limited for exhibiting Appeals by their Lordships Standing Order is expired:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his said Appeal, as desired.

Ward against Hartpole.

Accordingly, upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Nicholas Ward Esquire, Administrator of all and singular the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits, which were of Vere Ward Gentleman, his late Father, deceased, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 25th of February 1774; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or varied, 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 Robert Hartpole Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Hartpole Esquire may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 30th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Agents or Solicitors in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Naturalization Bills, to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill.

The Lord Cathcart presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent certain Inconveniencies that may happen by Bills of Naturalization.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time to To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Carre against Cairnes et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein John Carre, of Caverse, Esquire, is Appellant; and Alison, Mary, Isabel, Elizabeth, and Esther Cairnes, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday the 5th Day of May next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 26o Aprilis 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Beaufort. Ds. King.
Ds. Bruce.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Stair. Ds. Boston.
Comes Rosebery. Ds. Camden.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. et e con.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein William Jones Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wise, are Appellants; and Charles Morgan Esquire and others are Respondents, et e contra; and for the Judges to attend.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Solicitor General heard for the Respondents.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow, and that the Judges do then attend.

Twyford and Charndon Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Common Lands, within the Hamlets of Twyford and Charndon, in the Parish of Twyford, in the County of Buckingham,” 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.”

St. Giles in the Fields and St. George Bloomsbury Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for better governing and employing the poor, and making and collecting the Poor’s Rates within the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glasgow to Yocker Bridge &c. Roads Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Terms of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Roads from the City of Glasgow to Yocker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie, and from the Village of Gorbells to the Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H.C. to return Dean of Sarum’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject: and charge the Rectory and Parsonage Impropriate of Sunning otherwise Sonynge, in the Counties of Berks and Oxon, and the Manor, Lands, Tithes, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Three several perpetual Yearly Rent Charges, or Annual Payments, to Doctor Thomas Greene and his Successors, Deans of Sarum; and for divesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the said Premises out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same so charged in Robert Palmer Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Busigny takes the Oaths for his Naturalization.

Victor Busigny took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Finningley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Finningley, in the Counties of Nottingham and York.” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Foleshill Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Bank of Scotland Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland to encrease the Capital Stock of the said Company;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Fife Highways and Bridges Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges in the County of Fife.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Ely. L. Le Despencer.
L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Clifton.
L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L. King.
E. Sandwich. L. Bruce.
E. Abercorn. L. Walpole.
E. Stair. L. Lyttelton.
E. Rosebery. L. Scarsdale.
E. Oxford. L. Boston.
E. Macclesfield. L. Camden.
E. Bucks.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
V. Montague.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Busigny’s Nat. Bill.

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

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

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

Naturalization Bills, to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent certain Inconveniencies that may happen by Bills of Naturalization;” and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

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

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton is Appellant, and Moore Edgworth and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Wettstun to enter into Recognizance on Ward’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Lewis Wettstun of Swithin’s Lane, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Nicholas Ward Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Ireland:”

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

Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Edward Swinburne Baronet to charge certain Moors and Waste Lands within the Parishes of Edlingham and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, or either of them, late the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, after he shall have cultivated and improved the same in the Manner and after the Rate in the Bill mentioned.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 11th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 27o Aprilis 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. King.
Ds. Bruce.
Dux Beaufort. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Boston.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Camden.
Comes Starthmore. Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. et e con.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife are Appellants, and Charles Morgan Esquire and others are Respondents, et e contra; and for the Judges to attend.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Dunning heard for the Respondents.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow, and that the Judges do then attend.

Twyford and Charndon Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Common Lands, within the Hamlets of Twyford and Charndon, in the Parish of Twyford, in the County of Buckingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Douglas, Heron, and Co. against Grant.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, are Appellants; and Mr. Baron Grant is Respondent; which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday the 12th Day of May next.

Culton against Cluden:

A Petition of John Culton, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mary Cluden is Respondent, was presented and read; setting forth, “That since presenting his Appeal, he is advised by his Counsel that it would be proper, in the present State of the Cause, to submit to the Interlocutor which the Court below has pronounced;” the Petitioner therefore humbly prays their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his Appeal.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn, with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired, upon Payment of Twenty Pounds Costs to the Respondent.

Knaresborough Forest Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Burgoyne and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District called The Forest of Knaresborough, in the County of York, as lie within the Eleven Constableries thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The King’s Consent signified to it.

The Lord Hyde as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the last-mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Bank of Scotland Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company.”

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.

Tetney Enclosure and Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Tetney, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving Part of the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mason’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to compound certain Debts due to His Majesty, and affecting the Estates heretofore of Charles Mason Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Montgomery and Salop; and, upon Payment of such Composition, to discharge and exonerate the said Estates therefrom;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

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

and Benzancenet’s Nat. Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Captain David Francis De Bezancenet;” and to acquaint this House that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and E. Radnor’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming an Agreement between William Earl of Radnor and the President and Fellows of Queen’s College Cambridge, for an Exchange of the Advowson of Seagrave, in the County of Leicester, for the Advowson of Great Chiverel, in the County of Wilts;” and to acquaint this House that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Titecombe Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Commonable Down Lands, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Titcombe, otherwise Tidcombe, in the County of Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hereford Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets and Lanes, in the City of Hereford, and Suburbs thereof, and removing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for creating a Fund towards the Expences thereof, by enclosing divers Waste Grounds within the Liberties of the said City; and for the better Application of Charity Money for setting the Poor People of the said City to work, and to enable Bodies Corporate to alienate their Houses and Lands within the said City;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H.C to return Esberger’s Nat Bill.

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

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

Macclesfield Grammar School Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm certain Sales and Purchases of Estates made by the Governors of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth, in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to enable them to make other Sales, Purchases, and Exchanges; and to improve and extend the Benefits of the Foundation of the said School;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stock Hammond Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, and also a Stinted or Common Pasture called The Cow Common, within the Manor and Parish of Stoke Hammond, in the County of Bucks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Naturalization Bills, to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent certain Inconveniencies that may happen by Bills of Naturalization.”

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 28o Aprilis 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. De Ferrers.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. King.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Comes Strathmore. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Stair. Ds. Boston.
Comes Rosebery. Ds. Camden.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.

PRAYERS.

L De Ferrers introduced.

The House being informed, That the Lord De Ferrers was attending with his Writ of Summons to Parliament, the Lord Chancellor explained to the House his Lordship’s Descent as Heir to Sir Robert Shirley Baron de Ferrers, who married Dorothy the youngest Daughter and One of the Co-heirs of Robert Devereux Earl of Essex.

The Lord De Ferrers was called in; and having presented his Writ of Summons to the Lord Chancellor the same was read by the Clerk, as follows:

His Writ of Summons:

George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith; and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved George Townshend de Ferrers, Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of April, in the Fourteenth Year of Our Reign.
“Yorke.

Which done,

Takes the Oaths.

The Lord De Ferrers took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and then took his Place on the upper End of the Barons Bench, next above the Lord Dacre.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table the Pedigree of George Lord De Ferrers, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. et e con.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife are Appellants, and Charles Morgan Esquire and others are Respondents, et e contra; and for the Judges to attend.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Attorney General heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to the Judges.

And it being proposed, “That the Judges be directed to deliver their Opinions upon the following Question;” (videlicet),

“Whether Thomas Morgan, the Brother of the Testator, and Thomas Morgan the Younger, and Charles Morgan, or any or either of them, took any, and what Estate in the Lands in the Counties of Monmouth and Glamorgan by the Residuary Clause in the Will?”

The same was agreed to; and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

Whereupon the Judges desiring that some Time might be allowed them for that Purpose:

Ordered, “That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off till Monday next; and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question.

Busigny’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Victor Busigny,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Fife Highways and Bridges Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges in the County of Fife,” was committed.

Tetney Enclosure and Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Tetney, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving Part of the said Parish.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Chichester. L. De Ferrers.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Cathcart.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. King.
L. Sandys.
E. Strathmore. L. Bruce.
E. Abercorn. L. Ravensworth.
E. Marchmont. L. Hyde.
E. Stair. L. Mansfield.
E. Rosebery. L. Boston.
E. Oxford. L. Camden.
E. Dartmouth. L. Sundridge.
E. Aylesford.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.

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.

Knaresborough Forest Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District called The Forest of Knaresborough, in the County of York, as lie within the Eleven Constableries thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Glasgow to Yocker Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Terms of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow,” so far as the same relate to the Roads from the City of Glasgow, to Yocker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie, and from the Village of Gorbells to The Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew.”

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.

Foleshill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry.”

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

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

Wroot Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wroot, 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.

Finningley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Finningley, in the Counties of Nottingham and 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.

Littlehales, Leave for a Bill

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling and empowering Trustees to accept, grant, and make, Building and other Leases, Contracts, and Agreements, of certain Messuages; Lands, and Premises, late of William Baker Esquire, deceased, during the Minority of his Son Peter William Baker, an Infant; and also during such Minority to receive the Rents and Profits thereof, and all other his Personal Estate, and the Interest, Dividends, and Proceed thereof, and apply the same as in the Act mentioned; and for other Purposes.”

Bank of Scotland Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Macclesfield Grammar School Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm certain Sales and Purchases of Estates, made by the Governors of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth, in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester; to enable them to make other Sales, Purchases, and Exchanges; and to improve and extend the Benefits of the Foundation of the said School.”

Ordered, That the Consideration of the last mentioned Bill be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Baron Perrott and Mr. Justice Ashurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein; and after hearing them and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands.

Titcombe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Commonable Down Lands, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Titcombe, otherwise Tidcombe, in the County of Wilts.”

Stoke Hammond Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, and also a Stinted or Common Pasture, called The Cow Common, with in the Manor and Parish of Stoke Hammond, in the County of Bucks.”

Mason’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to compound certain Debts due to His Majesty, and affecting the Estates heretofore of Charles Mason Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Montgomery and Salop; and upon Payment of such Composition, to discharge and exonerate the said Estates therefrom.”

Hereford Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets and Lanes in the City of Hereford, and Suburbs thereof, and removing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for creating a Fund towards the Expences thereof by enclosing divers Waste Grounds within the Liberties of the said City; and for the better Application of Charity Money for setting the poor People of the said City to work; and to enable Bodies Corporate to alienate their Houses and Lands within the said City.”

Smith et al. Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Trustees therein named to raise Money, by Sale of certain Estates of John Smithy, and James Smith his Son, in the City of Coventry, and County of the same City, for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances and other Purposes therein expressed.”

Naturalization Bills, to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent certain Inconveniencies that may happen by Bills of Naturalization.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart 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.

Foleshill Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton is Appellant, and Moore Edgworth and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, 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 Veneris, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 29o Aprilis 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Boston.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Digby.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ilchester.

PRAYERS.

Tetney Enclosure and Drainge Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Tetney, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving Part of the said Parish,” 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.”

Knaresborough Forest Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District, called The Forest of Knaresborough, in the County of York, as lie within the Eleven Constableries thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Glasgow to Yocker’s Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Terms of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Roads from the City of Glasgow, to Yocker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie, and from the Village of Gorbells to the Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew,” 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.”

Naturalization Bills, to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act prevent certain Inconveniencies that may happen by Bills of Naturalization.”

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. Eames:

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in John Earl of Breadalbane, and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, certain Lands, Part of his Entailed Estate, in the County of Argyll; and for settling, in Lieu thereof, other Lands lying contiguous to, and interspersed with, the said Entailed Estate;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bainton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Bainton, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for making a Compensation in Lieu of the Tithes of all the said Township, and of the Township of Neswick, in the Parish of Bainton aforesaid;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Warmington Enclosure Bill.

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

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

East India Company’s Tea Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting further Time to the United Company of Merchants of England, trading to the East Indies, to expose to Sale the Singlo and Bohea Teas remaining in their Warehouses unsold, on the Fifth Day of April One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four; and for allowing the Drawbacks on the Exportation of such Teas;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bank of Scotland Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fife Highways and Bridges Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges in the County of Fife.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Busigny’s Nat. Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

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

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

Sterne et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering effectual the Powers of Sale and Revocation of Uses, contained in the Marriage Articles and Settlement of Richard Sterne Esquire, and Mary his Wife, of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, therein comprised.”

L. Chedworth, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Frederick Henry Lord Chedworth; 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 a Messuage and Lands called East Leach Grove, (Part of the Settled Estate of the Right Honourable Frederick Henry Lord Chedworth, in the County of Gloucester), in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and convey the same, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses.”

Mason’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to compound certain Debts due to His Majesty, and affecting the Estates heretofore of Charles Mason Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Montgomery and Salop; and upon Payment of such Composition to discharge and exonerate the said Estates therefrom.”

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.

Hereford Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets and Lanes in the City of Hereford, and Suburbs thereof, and removing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for creating a Fund towards the Expences thereof, by enclosing divers Waste Grounds within the Liberties of the said City; and for the better Application of Charity Money for setting the poor People of the said City to work; and to enable Bodies Corporate to alienate their Houses and Lands within the said City.”

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

E. Doncaster. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Ely. L. Lyttelton.
E. Marchmont. L. Bp. Chester. L. Boston.
E. Rosebery. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Digby.
E. Oxford.
E. Ilchester.

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

Barton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old Whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Barton, otherwise Barton Bendish, or Eastmore, in the County of Norfolk.”

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.

Weeting Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Breeks, Heaths, Warrens, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Weeting, in the County of Norfolk.”

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.

St Giles in the Fields and St George Bloomsbury Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa; intituled, “An Act for better governing and employing the Poor, and making and collecting the Poor’s Rates, within the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex.”

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

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

Smith’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Trustees therein named to raise Money, by Sale of certain Estates of John Smith, and James Smith his Son, in the City of Coventry, and County of the same City, for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances, and other Purposes therein expressed.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday, the 16th Day, of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Popham to withdraw his Bill of Divorce, and present a new one.

Upon reading the Petition of Stephen Popham; setting forth, “That the Petitioner, on the 19th of this instant April, presented a Bill to their Lordships, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Stephen Popham with Ann Yate Whiteside his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other purposes therein mentioned:” That the Petitioner did present his said Bill to their Lordships before a Sentence of Divorce was obtained in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London against the said Ann Yate his Wife, the Cause instituted in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London not being to be heard till the 3d or 4th Days of May next: That the Petitioner is informed the said Bill ought not to have been presented till after a Sentence of Divorce had been obtained in the said Consistory Court;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may have Leave to withdraw his said Bill; and that after the said Sentence of Divorce has been obtained, he may be at Liberty to present another to their Lordships for the Purposes aforesaid:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Bill only.

Thicknesse against Liege et al. Petition for a Bye-Day.

Upon reading the Petition of Philip Thicknesse Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Peter Liege and others are Respondents; setting forth, “That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships on the 29th of March last, to which the Respondents have put in their Answer; and the same is set down in Course for hearing: That the Petitioner is in a very ill State of Health, and advised to go to the South of France: That the chief Object in Question is a Personal Estate now in the Funds, in the Name of the Accountant General in Chancery; and there being many Respondents in the Cause, and some very old, the Petitioner is advised, that, on the Death of any of them, the Cause may abate before the next Session of Parliament, which would be of great Expence and Detriment to him to revive; and for other Reasons it would be of the most material Consequence to the Petitioner to have the Cause heard as soon as possible;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That this Cause may be appointed to be heard on Thursday the 12th of May next, or on the First vacant Bye-Day afterwards, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Thursday the 19th Day of May next.

Cojamaul against Verelst.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Gregore Cojamaul is Appellant, and Harry Verelst Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Thursday the 5th of May next, be put off to Tuesday the 17th of May next.

Rafael against Verelst.

Ordered That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Johannes Padre Rafael is Appellant, and Harry Verelst Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Thursday the 5th of May next, be put off to Tuesday the 17th of May next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, secundum die Maii, jam prox. sequena hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.