House of Lords Journal Volume 34
May 1774, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: May 1774, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 214-222. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113663 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 26o Maii 1774.
Hops, buying and Selling of Bill. Scotland forfeited Estate in Bill. American Rice Bill. Longitude Bill. Foxteth Park new Church Bill. Rawmarsh Enclosure Bill. Great Stoughton, &c. Road Bill. Rotheram to Tankersley Park, Road Bill. St. Leonard Shoreditch Road, &c. Bill. Corn and Grain exported, to ascertain the Prices of, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Gee’s Bill. and L. Coleraine’s Estate Bill. Beckford against March. Toder et Ux. against Sansam et al. North America, quartering Troops in, Bill: Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 27o Maii 1774.
Roebuck and Garbett against Stirlings. Interlocutors affirmed. Aire and Calder Navigation Bill. Act for reducing the Rate of Interest, to explain, Bill. Cotton, &c. Manufactures Utensils, Bill. Beverley Road Bill. Wedmore Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill. Sail Cloth, to cont nue Laws relating thereto, Bill. Pulteney’s Bill. St. Leonard Shoreditch Road, &c Bill. Rotheram to Tankersley Park Road Bill. Great Stoughton, &c Road Bill. Pulteney’s Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Causes removed. Borthwick Claim of Peerage. Rawmarsh Enclosure Bill; King’s consent signified to it. Hops, buying and selling of Bill. Scotland, forfeited Estates in, Bill. American Rice Bill. Longitude Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 31o Maii 1774.
Douglas &Co. against Grant. Rawmarsh Enclosure Bill. L. Dawson et at. against Doran. Appeal withdrawn. Smith against Conner. Dillon against Collins. Writs of Error nonpross’d with Costs. Chaplin against Bree. Sail Cloth, to continue Law, relating there to, Bill. Act for re-reducing the Rate of Interest, to explain, Bill. Cotton, &c. Manufactures, Utensils, Bill. Beverley, Sec. Road Bill. Wedmore Moor &c. Enclosure Bill. Great Stoughton, &c. Road Bill. Rotheram to Tankersley Park Road Bill. St. Leonard Shoreditch Road, &c. Bill. Corn and Gram exported, to ascertain the Prices of, Bill. Messages to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Aire and Calder Navigation Bill. American Rice Bill. Hops, buying and selling of, Bill. Scotland, forfeited Estates in, Bill. Longitude Bill. Balmbrough, &c. Division and Exchanges of Lands in, Bill. Copy-right of printed Books, to vest in the Purchasers, Bill. Graffham Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Smiths Bill. Westminster Watch Bill. Sir Joseph Jekylls Legacy Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Copy right of printed Books, to vest in the purchasers, Bill. Stokes to enter into Recognizance on Beckford’s Appeal. Black borne to enter into Recognizance on Chaplin’s Appeal. Borthwick Claim of Peerage. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Jovis, 26o Maii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. De Ferrers.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Grafton, C. P. S. Ds. King.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Richmond. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux St. Albans. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Bolton. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Devonshire. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Dux Gordon. Ds. Walpole.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Dux Portland. Ds. Wycombe.
Dux Manchester. Ds, Sondes.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Grosvenor.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Boston.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Digby.
Comes Peterborough.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hops, buying and Selling of Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to Prevent Frauds in the Buying and Selling of Hops.”

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.

Scotland forfeited Estate in Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to alter and amend an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for annexing certain forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown unalienably, and for making Satisfaction to the lawful Creditors thereupon; and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof, for the better civilizing and improving the Highlands of Scotland, and preventing Disorders there for the future,”) so far as the same relates to the granting Leases of the said Estates.”

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 Rice Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty’s Provinces of Carolina and Georgia, in America, directly to any Part of Europe, Southward of Cape Finisterre; for granting the like Liberty to export Rice from South Carolina and Georgia directly, to any Part of America, to the Southward of the said Provinces; for granting the like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida, and from any Part of America, Southward of South Carolina and Georgia.”

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.

Longitude Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Repeal of all former Acts concerning the Longitude at Sea, except so much thereof as relates to the Appointment and Authority of the Commissioners thereby constituted; and also such Clauses as relate to the constructing, printing, publishing, vending, and licensing of Nautical Almanacks, and other useful Tables; and for the more effectual Encouragement and Reward of such Person and Persons as shall discover a Method for finding the same, or shall make useful Discoveries in Navigation; and for the better making Experiments relating thereto.”

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.

Foxteth Park new Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing a new Church or Chapel, erecting at Foxteth Park, in the Parish of Walton near Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. De Ferrers.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. London. L. Cadogan.
D. St. Albans. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. King.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Ely. L. Godolphin.
D. Devonshire. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Gordon. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Sandys.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Bruce.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Litch. & Gov. L. Ravensworth.
D. Manchester. L. Hyde.
D. Chandos. L. Walpole.
D. Northumberland. L. Mansfield.
M. Rockingham. L. Lyttelton.
E. Suffolk. L. Wycombe.
E. Denbigh. L. Sondes.
E. Peterborough. L. Grosvenor.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Essex. L. Pelham.
E. Carlisle. L. Beaulieu.
E. Scarbrough. L. Digby.
E. Rochford.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. March.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Chatham.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Leinster.
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.

Rawmarsh Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Ings, Mesne Enclosures, Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Rawmarsh, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Great Stoughton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing the Road from the North End of Browns Lane in Great Stoughton, in the County of Huntingdon, through Kimbolton and Higham Ferrers, to the Way Post near Wellingborough Bridge, in the County of Northampton; and from the Pound in Kimbolton to the Way Post in Great Catworth Field near Brington Bridge, in the said County of Huntingdon;” and for repealing so much of an Act, of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, as relates to the Road between the North End of Browns Lane, and the South End thereof.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Rotheram to Tankersley Park, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from the Town of Rotheram in the County of York, to the Turnpike Road at the East End of Tankersley Park, in the said County.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

St. Leonard Shoreditch Road, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Trustees for repairing the Road from the Stone’s End in Saint Leonard Shoreditch, to the furthermost Part of the Northern Road, in the Parish of Enfield in the County of Middlesex; to cause Part of the said Road to be lighted, watched, and watered; and for lighting, watching, and watering, the Parish of Saint Mary Stoke Newington, in the said County.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Corn and Grain exported, to ascertain the Prices of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn,” ) as relates to the Method of ascertaining the Prices of Corn and Grain exported.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

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

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

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

and L. Coleraine’s Estate Bill.

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

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

Beckford against March.

Upon Reading the Petition and Appeal of John Beckford Esquire, son of William Beckford Esquire, deceased, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 7th of this instant May, made in a certain Cause, wherein William Beckford Esquire, Son and Heir of the said William Beckford Esquire, deceased, an Infant, by Elizabeth March Spinster, his next Friend was Plaintiff, and the said John Beckford Esquire, another of the Sons of the said William Beckford Esquire, deceased, Defendant; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the said Elizabeth March may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Elizabeth March may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 9th Day of June next.

Toder et Ux. against Sansam et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for Hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Toder et Ux. are Appellants, and Mary Sansam 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.

North America, quartering Troops in, Bill:

The order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better providing suitable Quarters for Officers and Soldiers in His Majesty’s Service in North America;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, “That the Bill do pass.”

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

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. Cuddon and Mr. Montagu:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 27o Maii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley; Cancellarius. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Mansfield.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Roebuck and Garbett against Stirlings.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal Doctor John Roebuck and Samuel Garbett, Partners of the Oil of Vitriol Manufactory, at Prestonpans, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 10th of March and 14th of December 1773, and 25th of February 1774; as also of certain Parts of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 11th of August and 30th of November 1773; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 10th of March 1774; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as the same are complained of, or that the Appellants 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 Messrs. William and Andrew Stirlings, Merchants in Glasgow, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed, for other Reasons, as well as the Reason specified therein.

Aire and Calder Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act for the making and keeping navigable the Rivers of Aire and Calder in the County of York, and for improving the Navigation of the said River Aire, from Weeland to the River Ouze, and for making a Navigable Canal from the said River Aire at or near Haddlesey, to the River Ouze at the Old Brick Garth at Ouze Gate End, within the Township of Selby, in the said County, and for other Purposes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Act for reducing the Rate of Interest, to explain, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, “An Act to reduce the Rate of Interest, without any Prejudice to Parliamentary Securities;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cotton, &c. Manufactures Utensils, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts, of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Beverley Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to the Ferry at Hessle, and from the Malton Guide Post to the Gravel pit at Cottingham in the County of York; and for repairing and widening other Roads therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wedmore Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Wastes, called or known by the Names of Wedmore Moor, Churchland Moor, Tadham and Yeel Moor, and Mudgeley Moor, within the Parish of Wedmore in the County of Somerset;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sail Cloth, to cont nue Laws relating thereto, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain; and for securing the Duties upon Foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign-made Sails with a Duty;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pulteney’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Trustees named in a certain Act of Parliament, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for giving further Powers to the Trustees named in a certain Act of Parliament, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney, and other Trustees, appointed by this Act, to purchase and exchange Lands and Grounds in the Manor of Bathwick, in the County of Somerset, for the Purpose of making certain Roads and Ways to and from a Free Bridge, by them intended to be built over the River Avon, in the said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said Estate for the Time being, under the said Will, to grant Leases of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water, within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Bath; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens over Part of he said Manor of Bathwick; and for other Purposes therein mentioned and for enlarging the Powers of Leasing, given by the said Act to the Persons therein named; and for other Purposes;” to raise a Sum of Money for the Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and 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.

St. Leonard Shoreditch Road, &c Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Trustees for repairing the Road from the Stone’s End in Saint Leonard Shoreditch, to the further most Part of the Northern Road, in the Parish of Enfield in the County of Middlesex; to cause Part of the said Road to be lighted, watched, and watered; and for lighting, watching, and watering the Parish of Saint Mary Stoke Newington, in the said County,” 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.”

Rotheram to Tankersley Park Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from the Town of Rotheram in the County of York, to the Turnpike Road at the East End of Tankersley Park, in the said County,” was committed.

Great Stoughton, &c Road Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing the Road from the North End of Browns Lane in Great Stoughton, in the County of Huntingdon, through Kimbolton and Higham Ferrers, to the Way Post near Wellingborough Bridge, in the County of Northampton; and from the Pound in Kimbolton to the Way Post in Great Catworth Field near Brington Bridge, in the said County of Huntingdon;” and for repealing so much of an Act, of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, as relates to the Road between the North End of Browns Lane, and the South End thereof,” was committed.

Pulteney’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Trustees named in a certain Act of Parliament, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for giving further Powers to the Trustees named in a certain Act of Parliament, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney, and other Trustees, appointed by this Act, to purchase and exchange Lands and Grounds in the Manor of Bathwick, in the County of Somerset, for the Purpose of making certain Roads and and Ways to and from a Free Bridge, by them intended to be built over the River Avon, in the said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said Estate for the Time being, under the said Will, to grant Leases of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water, within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Bath; and for extending the jurisdiction of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, over Part of the said Manor of Bathwick; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for enlarging the Powers of Leasing, given by the said Act to the Persons therein named; and for other Purposes;” to raise a Sum of Money for the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, are Appellants; and Mr. Baron Grant is Respondent; be heard on Tuesday next, and that the Rest of the Causes, on Cause Days and Bye-Days, be removed in Course.

Borthwick Claim of Peerage.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges on the Borthwick Claim of Peerage, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty’s Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Rawmarsh Enclosure Bill; King’s consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor 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, Common Ings, Mesne Enclosures, Commons, or Waste Grounds, with in the Parish of Rawmarsh, in the West 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.”

Hops, buying and selling of Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent Frauds in the buying and felling of Hops.”

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

Scotland, forfeited Estates in, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to alter and amend an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for annexing certain forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown unalienably; and for making Satisfaction to the lawful Creditors thereupon; and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof for the better civilizing and improving the Highlands of Scotland, and preventing Disorders there for the future”); so far as the same relates to the granting Leases of the said Estates.”

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

American Rice Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty’s Provinces of Carolina and Georgia in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, for granting the like Liberty to export Rice from South Carolina and Georgia, directly to any Part of America to the Southward of the said Provinces; for granting the like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida, and from any Part of America Southward of South Carolina and Georgia.”

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

Longitude Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Repeal of all former Acts concerning the Longitude at Sea, except so much thereof as relates to the Appointment and Authority of the Commissioners thereby constituted, and also such Causes as relate to the constructing, printing, publishing, vending, and licensing of Nautical Almanacks, and other useful Tables; and for the more effectual Encouragement and Reward of such Person and Persons as shall discover a Method for finding the same, or shall make useful Discoveries in Navigation, and for the better making Experiments relating thereto.”

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 31o Maii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Boston.
Dux Bolton.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Douglas &Co. against Grant.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, are Appellants; and Mr. Baron Grant is Respondent:

It, is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Rawmarsh Enclosure Bill.

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

L. Dawson et at. against Doran.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable William Henry Lord Baron Dawson of the Kingdom of Ireland, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Laughlin Doran is Respondent; setting forth, “That the Petitioners, on the 19th of this instant May, presented their Appeal to their Lordships from an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland: That the Petitioners have been since advised not to prosecute their said Appeal, and are desirous that the same should be withdrawn: And as their Lordships Order for answering has not been served upon the said Respondent,” the Petitioners therefore pray their Lordships, That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired.

Smith against Conner.

Upon reading the Petition of James Conner, Defend ant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Samuel Smith is Plaintiff:

Dillon against Collins.

Also, Upon reading the Petition of Benjamin Collins, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Charles Dillon Esquire is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time Ordered by the House;” and therefore praying, “That the said Writs of Error may be nonpross’d, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writs of Error nonpross’d with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Nonpros. on the said Writs of Error, as desired; and that the Records be remitted to the Court of King’s Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the judgements given by that Court as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House; and further, That the Plaintiffs in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for their Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgements.

Chaplin against Bree.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Chaplin Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer of the 16th of this instant May; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Bree Clerk may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Bree Clerk may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 14th Day of June next.

Sail Cloth, to continue Law, relating there to, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth to, in Great Britain; and for securing the Duties upon foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging foreign-made Sails with a Duty.”

Act for re-reducing the Rate of Interest, to explain, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, An Act to reduce the Rate of Interest without any Prejudice to Parliamentary Securities.”

Cotton, &c. Manufactures, Utensils, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom.”

Beverley, Sec. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to the Ferry at Hessle, and from the Malton Guide Post to the Gravel Pit at Cottingham, in the County of York; and for repairing and widening other Roads therein mentioned.”

Wedmore Moor &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Wastes called or known by the Names of Wedmore Moor, Churchland Moor, (fn. 1) Tadam and Reel Moor, and Mudgeley Moor, within the Parish of Wedmore, in the County of Somerset.”

Great Stoughton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing the Road from the North End of Browns Lane, in Great Stoughton, in the County of Huntingdon, through Kimbolton and Higham Ferrers, to the Way Post near Wellingborough Bridge, in the County of Northampton, and from the Pound in Kimbolton to the Way Post in Great Catworth Field, near Brington Bridge, in the said County of Huntingdon;” and for repealing so much of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, as relates to the Road between the North End of Browns Lane and the South End thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rotheram to Tankersley Park Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from the Town of Rotheram, in the County of York, to the Turnpike Road at the East End or Tankersley Park, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Leonard Shoreditch Road, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Trustees for repairing the Road from the Stone’s End in Saint Leonard Shoreditch, to the furthermost Part of the Northern Road, in the Parish of Enfield, in the County of Middle sex, to cause Part of the said Road to be lighted, watched, and watered; and for lighting, watching, and watering the Parish of Saint Mary Stoke Newington, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Corn and Gram exported, to ascertain the Prices of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn”), as relates to the Method of ascertaining the Prices of Corn and Grain exported.”

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Aire and Calder Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act for the making and keeping navigable the Rivers of Aire and Calder, in the County of York;” and for improving the Navigation of the said River Aire, from Weeland to the River Ouze; and for making a navigable Canal from the said River Aire, at or near Haddlesey, to the River Ouze, at the Old Brick Garth at Ouze Gate End, within the Township of Selby, in the said County; and for other Purposes.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Clifton.
D. Bolton. L. Walpole.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Ely. L. Lyttelton.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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

American Rice Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty’s Provinces of Carolina and Georgia in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre; for granting the like Liberty to, export Rice from South Carolina and Georgia directly to any Part of America, to the Southward of the said Provinces; for granting the like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida, and from any Part of America, Southward of South Carolina and Georgia.”

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.”

Hops, buying and selling of, Bill.

The House (according, to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent Frauds in the Buying and Selling of Hops.”

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.”

Scotland, forfeited Estates in, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to alter and amend an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for annexing certain forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown unalienably; and for making Satisfaction to the lawful Creditors thereupon; and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof for the better civilizing and improving the Highlands of Scotland, and preventing Disorders there for the future,” ) so far as the same relates to the granting Leases of the said Estates.”

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 lame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Longitude Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Repeal of all former Acts concerning the Longitude at Sea, except so much thereof as relates to the Appointment and Authority of the Commissioners thereby constituted, and also such Clauses as relate to the constructing, printing, publishing, vending, and licensing of Nautical Almanacks, and other useful Tables; and for the more effectual Encouragement and Reward of such Person and Persons as shall discover a Method for finding the same, or shall make useful Discoveries in Navigation; and for the better making Experiments relating thereto.”

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.”

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

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

with a Bill, 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;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Copy-right of printed Books, to vest in the Purchasers, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for Relief of Booksellers and others, by vesting the Copies of printed Books in the Purchasers of such Copies from Authors or their Assigns, for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Graffham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Smiths Bill.

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

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

Westminster Watch Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of the Nightly Watch and Beadles within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir Joseph Jekylls Legacy Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to allow the Administrator, with the Will annexed, or other the Personal Representatives of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, deceased, to sell Ten Thousand Pounds South Sea Stock, Part of a Legacy given by him to the Use of the Sinking Fund, and to receive the Dividends due thereon, as also on Ten Thousand Pounds East India Stock, and for applying the same as therein is mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy four;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Copy right of printed Books, to vest in the purchasers, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Relief of Booksellers and others, by vesting the Copies of Printed Books in the Purchasers of such Copies from Authors or their Assigns, for a limited Time,” be read a First Time on Thursday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Stokes to enter into Recognizance on Beckford’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Stokes, of New Inn, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Beckford Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in the Country:”

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

Black borne to enter into Recognizance on Chaplin’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Levett Blackhorne Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Chaplin Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in the Country:”

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

Borthwick Claim of Peerage.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges on the Borthwick Claim of Peerage, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next, and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty’s Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 In some Entries this is Tadham.