House of Lords Journal Volume 34
April 1775, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: April 1775, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 383-399. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113680 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 3o Aprilis 1775.
D. Montagu et al. against L. Beaulieu et Ux. et e con. Braunston Enclosure Bill. Manufactures, to prevent Frauds, and Combinations of Persons employed in, Bill. Pinvin Enclosure Bill. Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill. Leghs Bill. Message from H. C. to return Hanwell Charity Bill. Doyne’s Bill. Bengworth Enclosure Bill. Cleeve Prior Enclosure Bill. Cranford Enclosure Bill. Flegg Poor Bill. Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Peers, Pedigrees of, referred to Committee of Privileges. Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer Estate Bill: Leghs Bill: Message to H.C. with the Two Preceding Bills. E. Session’s petition refered to Judges. Porthaethwy Ferry to Holyhead Bill. L. Falconer against Taylor et al. Adjourn. Die Martis, 4o Aprilis 1775.
Bouchier and Demson against Taylor. Andrew et al. against Gillies et al D. Montagu et al. against L Beaulieu et ux. et e con. Doyne’s Bill: Message to H.C. with it. Pinvin Enclosure Bill. Cranford Enclosure Bill: Cleeve Prior Enclosure Bill. Bengworth Enclosure Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords that the agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Lock et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Porththwy Ferry to Holy-head Road Bill. Manufactures, to prevent Frauds, and Combinations of Persons employed in, Bill. Greene’s Divorce Bill. Sir John Shelley Leave for Bill: Bill read. Sir Nigel Grefley and Son to make a Canal, Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 5o Aprilis 1775.
D Montagu et al against L. Beaulieu et ux. et e con. Manufactures to prevent Frauds, and Combinations of Persons employed in, Bill. Pinvin Enclosure Bill: Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Jackson Leave tor a Bill. Bill lead. Croose Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Hill against St John, in Error; Petition for a Bye Day. Lock’s Bill. Burke et al. against Puxley et al; Petition to adjourn the Hearing, rejected. Sir Nigel Grefley and Son to make a Canal, Bill. Greene’s Divorce Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 6o Aprilis 1775.
E. Pembroke takes the Oaths. D. Montagu et al. against L. Beaulieu et Ux. et e con.: Judgement. L Falconer against Taylor et al. Adlestrop Enclosure Bill. Porthaethwy Ferry to Holy-head Road Bill. Harvey’s Bill. Greene’s Divorce Bill: Message to H. C. With it. Elphinstone Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Hertford Gaol Bill. Message from H. C. to return Parkers Bill. Sir N gel Greslay and Son to make a Canal, Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Jackson’s Bill. Heming’s Bill. Indemnity Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Land Tax, Commissioners of, Bill. New Jersey, &c to restrain the Trade of, Bill. Hickling Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 7o Aprilis 1775.
L. Falconer against Taylor et al. Interlocutor reversed, and Cause remitted. Martyn against Allen, in Error. Judgement affirmed with Costs. Message from H.C. to return Spitta’s Nat. Bill. Great Rolewright Enclosure Bill. New Jersey, &c. to restrain the Trade of, Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Land Tax, Commissioners of, Bill. Indemnify Bill. Adlestrop Enclosure Bill. Hertford Gaol Bill. Elphinstone’s Bill. Porthaethwy Ferry to Holy head. Road Bill. Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Harvey’s Bill: Message to H. C with it. Dudley et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Chancery, Offices for the Accountant General and Register of the Court of, Bill. St Mary-le-bone Poor, &c. Bill. Quadring Enclosure Bill. Message from H C. to return Stone’s Bill. Dean and Chapter of Worcester’s Bill. Greene et Ux. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 10o Aprilis 1775.
L. Boston takes his Seat. L. Clifton takes the Oaths. Huntingdon Charity for Families of Clergy, Bill. Message from H.C. to return Graham’s Bill; And V. Torrington’s Esate Bill. Broadwell and Filkins Enclosure Bill. Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill. Williams’s Composition to the Crown Debt Bill. Dean and Chapter of Worcester’s Bill. Message to H. C. with it. St. Mary-le-bone Poor &c. Bill. Dudleyrsquo;s Bill. E. Ferrers Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Pitt, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. V. Grimston Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Osman and Freeman Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Clerkenwell Workhouse. &c. Bill. Peers Pedigrees considered. Argyll Highways and Budges Bill. Andrew et al. against Gillies et al. D. Argyll Leave for a Bill: Bill read; Dickson, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Smart Leave for a Bill. Bill read. New Jersey &c. to restrain the Trade of, Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Indemnity Bill. Land Tax, Commissioners of, Bill. Hickling Enclosure Bill. Dicconson’s Bill. Adlestrop Enclosure Bill. Great Rolewright Enclosure Bill. Chancery, Offices for the Accountant General and Register of the Court of, Bill. Quadring Enclosure Bill. Greene et Ux. Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 3o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Ancaster Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Manchester. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Chandos. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Camden.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Digby.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

D. Montagu et al. against L. Beaulieu et Ux. et e con.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein the Most Noble George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife, and others, are Appellants; and the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, are Respondents, et e contra:

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

Braunston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Braunston, in the County of Northampton.”

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

D. Ancaster. L. Bp. London. L. Abergavenny.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Craven.
L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Trevor.
E. Denbigh. L. Bruce.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Mansfield.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Lyttelton.
E. Doncaster. L. Scarsdale.
E. Rochford. L. Camden.
E. Coventry. L. Digby.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Falmouth.

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

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of the Lord of the Manor of Braunston, in the County of Northampton, and others, praying to be heard by Counsel against the last mentioned Bill, be referred to the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee, if they think fit, as may also Counsel be heard For the said Bill at the same Time.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, be added to the said Committee.

Manufactures, to prevent Frauds, and Combinations of Persons employed in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and in the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufactures; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Journeymen Dyers and Journeymen Hot Pressers, and of all Persons employed in the said several Manufactures; and for the better Payment of their Wages.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee of the upon the said whole To-morrow:

Pinvin Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, within the Precincts of the Chapelry or Township of Pinvin, in the County of Worcester.”

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 Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Rowsham, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, Benjamin Holloway Esquire, and the Reverend Harry Lee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

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

Leghs Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Peter Legh Esquire, and the Reverend Ashburnham Legh Clerk, to grant Building and Improving Leases, of Part of their Settled Estates within the Counties of Lancaster and Chester,” 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.

Message from H. C. to return Hanwell Charity Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to exchange Lands between the Trustees of a certain Charity Estate at Hanwell, in the County of Middlesex, and William and Henry Berners Esquires;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Doyne’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act forvesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the Estates, late of Robert Doyne Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and dispose of so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay off and discharge all the Debts, Legacies, and other Incumbrances, affecting the said Estates; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

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

Bengworth Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Bengworth, in the County of Worcester;”was committed.

Cleeve Prior Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, within the Parish of Cleeve Prior, in the County of Worcester” was committed.

Cranford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common and Open Fields and Meadows, in the Parish of Cranford, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Flegg Poor Bill.

Hodie 2vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the Hundreds of East and West Flegg, in the County of Norfolk.”

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. Montagu and Mr. Cuddon:

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

Peers, Pedigrees of, referred to Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the Pedigrees of George Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Frederick Earl of Carlisle, Robert Earl of Litchfield, Other Earl of Plymouth, George James Earl of Cholmondeley, Augustus John Earl of Bristol, Robert Earl of Harborough, Thomas Viscount Wentworth Thomas, Viscount Dudley and Ward, John Talbot Lord Audley, Thomas Lord Middleton Edwin, Lord Sandys, Thomas Lord Lyttelton, John James Lord Lovel and Holland, and Thomas Lord Ducie, be referred to the Committee of Privileges.

Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Rowsham, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, Benjamin Holloway Esquire, and the Reverend Harry Lee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leghs Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Peter Legh Esquire, and the Reverend Ashburnham Legh Clerk, to grant Building and Improving Leases of Part of their settled Estates, within the Counties of Lancaster and Chester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

E. Session’s petition refered to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Sir Charles William Molyneux Baronet, Lord Viscount Molyneux, of Maryborough, and Earl of Sefton, in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

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

Porthaethwy Ferry to Holyhead Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Porththwy Ferry to Holyhead, in the County of Anglesey;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

L. Falconer against Taylor et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein William Lord Falconer, of Halkerton, is Appellant, and Robert Taylor and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 4o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Manchester. Ds. Walpole.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Camden.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Bouchier and Demson against Taylor.

The Answer of George Taylor to the Appeal of Willam Boucher Coctor in Physick and William Denison Doctor in Divinty, was this Day brought in.

Andrew et al. against Gillies et al

As was also, The Answer of Henry Gillies and others, to the Appeal of James Andrew and others.

D. Montagu et al. against L Beaulieu et ux. et e con.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Must Noble George Duke of Montagu, and Mary Dutchess of Montagu, and others, are Appellants, and the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu, and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, are Respondents, et e contra:

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

Doyne’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the Estates late of Robert Doyne Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and dispose of so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay off and discharge all the Debts, Legacies, and other Incumbrances affecting the said Estates; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Message to H.C. with it.

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

Pinvin Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, within the Precincts of the Chapelry or Township of Pinvin, 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.”

Cranford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common and Open Fields and Meadows, in the Parish of Cranford, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cleeve Prior Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, within the Parish of Cleeve Prior, in the County of Worcester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bengworth Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the, Affirmative.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former messengers:

Messages to H. C. that the Lords that the agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

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

Lock et al. Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estates, entailed by the Will of William Lock Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, subjects to the Annuities and other Charges thereon; and for other Pumoses therein mentioned.”

Porththwy Ferry to Holy-head Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the road leading from Porthaethbwy Ferry to Holyhead, in the Country of Anglesey.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Le Despenser.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Ely. L. Craven.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Trevor.
L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Walpole.
E. Carlisle. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Mansfield.
E. Doncaster. L. Lyttelton.
E. Coventry. L. Scarsdale.
E. Cassillis. L. Camden.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Stormont.
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.

Manufactures, to prevent Frauds, and Combinations of Persons employed in, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the fourteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and in the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufactures; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Journeymen Dyers and Journeymen Hot Pressers, and of all Persons employed in the said several Manufactures, and for the better Payment of their Wages.”

After some Time, the House was refused:

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

Greene’s Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Robert Greene Merchant, with Juliana Greene, otherwise Judge, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,”

After some Time the House was refused:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Sir John Shelley Leave for Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Sir John Shelley Baronet, in Behalf of himself and his infant Son; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Sir John Shelley Baronet, and the Trustees named in the Settlement on his Marriage with Dame Wilhelmina Shelley, deceased, his late Wife, to convey Part of the Estates in the County of Sussex, comprised in such Settlement, in Exchange for, or in Lieu of, other Estates belonging to the said Sir John Shelley, in the same County.”

Sir Nigel Grefley and Son to make a Canal, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Nigel Gresley Baronet, and Nigel Bowyer Gresley Esquire, his Son, to make and maintain a Navigable Cut or Canal from certain Coal Mines in Apedale, to Newcastle under Lyne, in the County of Stafford.”

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 5o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Gower Præses. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Litch.& Cov. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Richmond. Ds. Walpole.
Dux Beaufort. Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Camden.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

D Montagu et al against L. Beaulieu et ux. et e con.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Most Noble George Duke of Montagu, and Mary Dutchess of Montagu, and others, are Appellants, and the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, are Respondents, et e contra:

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

Manufactures to prevent Frauds, and Combinations of Persons employed in, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and in the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufactures; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Journeymen Dyers and Journeymen Hot Pressers, and of all Persons employed in the said several Manufactures; and for the better Payment of their Wages,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pinvin Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, within the Precincts of the Chapelry or Township of Pinvin, in the County of Worcester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Jackson Leave tor a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Margaret Jackson, of Newington in the County of Surry, Spinster; 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 lead.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,” An Act for vetting certain Parts of divers Messuages, Wharfs, and Hereditaments, called Montague Close, in the County of Surry, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Croose Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the several Estates of the late Samuel Heming Esquire, situate in Jamaica, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell the same for the Payment of the Incumbrances thereon, and of his Debts; and for other Purposes.”

Hill against St John, in Error; Petition for a Bye Day.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Hill Clerk, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, and of Goodyer Saint John Esquire, Defendant in the said Writ of Error; setting forth, “That the Petitioner hath brought a Writ of Error returnable before their Lordships, and the same now stands for hearing in their Lordships Paper of Causes; that it may be necessary for their Lordships to summon all the Judges to’ attend the Hearing of this Cause;” and therefore praying, “That their Lordships (in regard the Judges (fn. 1) will shortly be returned from their respective Circuits) will be pleased to appoint a short Bye-Day for hearing this Cause; and that the Judges may be summoned to attend thereon, or that their Lordships will be pleased to make such other Order in the Premises, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued by Counsel at the Bar, on the Third Cause Day After the Recess at Easter.

Lock’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estates, entailed by the Will of William Lock Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be; and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subjects to the Annuities and other Charges thereon, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Sandys.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Bruce.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Litch.&Cov. L. Hyde.
D Bolton. L. Walpole.
D. Manchester. L Bp. Bangor. L. Mansfield.
D. Chandos. L. Scarsdale.
L. Camden.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Doncaster.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Burke et al. against Puxley et al; Petition to adjourn the Hearing, rejected.

A Petition of John Burke Esquire, and Margaret his Wife, Theobald Burke Esquire, Helen Burke, and Mary Burke, the surviving Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mary Puxley and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioners, together with Elinor Burke since deceased, presented their Appeal to their Lordships, in this present Session, from a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 7th of December 1770, and from Two Orders of the said Court of the 29th of June 1774: That Elinor Burke, One of the Appellants, died in Galway in Ireland on the 21st of March last, intestate, whereby the Appeal so presented to their Lordships is become abated, and no Personal Representative of the said Elinor Burke is yet appointed;” d therefore praying their Lordships, “That the Hearing of the said Appeal may be adjourned till After the Causes already appointed.”

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

And being withdrawn

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Sir Nigel Grefley and Son to make a Canal, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Nigel Gresley Baronet, and Nigel Bowyer Gresley Esquire, his Son, to make and maintain a Navigable Cut or Canal from certain Coal Mines in Apedale, to Newcastle under Lyne, in the County of Stafford” 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.”

Greene’s Divorce Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Robert Greene Merchant, with Juliana Greene, otherwise Judge, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet),

“Fol. 3. L. 5. Leave out from the Word [“Wife”], to the Word [“hath”], in the 10th Line of the same Folio.”

“Fol. 5. L. 6. Leave out [“Misconduct and Behaviour of the said Juliana, and the”].

“Fol. 11. L. 8. After [“the”] insert [“First”], and After [“of”] insert [“May”].

“L. 9. After [“Seventy”] insert [“Four”].

“Fol. 12. L. 2. After [“said”] insert [“First”], and After [“of”] insert [“May”]

“L. 3. After [“Seventy”] insert [“Four”].

“Fol. 13. L. 6. After [“said”] insert [“First”], and After [“of”] insert [“May”].

“L. 7. After [“Seventy”] insert [“Four”].

“L. ult. After [“howsoever”] insert “Clause A.”].

[“And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That from and immediately After the palling of this Act, the said Robert Greene, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, shall and do well and truly pay unto the said Juliana Greene, otherwise Judge, and her Assigns, and the said Juliana Greene, otherwise Judge, and her Assigns, shall have and be entitled to receive of and from the said Robert Greene, his Heirs, Executors, or Administrators, One Annuity or Annual Sum of Fifteen Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, over and above the Annual Sum of Ten Pounds, already secured to William Connell Gentleman, by One Bond or Obligation bearing Date the Nineteenth Day of January One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five; whereby the said Robert Greene became bound to the said William Connell in the Penalty of Five hundred Pounds, with a Condition for the Payment by the said Robert Greene, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, to the said Juliana and her Assigns, of One Annuity or Yearly Sum of Ten Pounds during the Term of her natural Life, payable yearly on every First Day of November, the First Payment thereof to begin and be made on the First Day of November next; which said several Annuities make together the Sum of Twenty-five Pounds a Year; the said Annuity hereby secured to be payable yearly on every First Day of November, the First Payment to begin and be made on the First Day of November next After the palling of this Act; any Thing herein-before contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.”]

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were, severally, agreed to by the House.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 6o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Londin. Dux Chandos. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Pembroke. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes. Stamford. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Camden.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Digby.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Buck.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

E. Pembroke takes the Oaths.

This Day Henry Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

D. Montagu et al. against L. Beaulieu et Ux. et e con.:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Cause, wherein the Most Noble George Duke of Montagu and Mary Duchess of Montagu his Wife, and others, are Appellants; and the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, are Respondents, et e contra.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly.

The following Order and Judgement was made.

Judgement.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday as on Tuesday and Wednesday last, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of the Most Noble George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife, (One of the Two Daughters and Coheirs of John Duke of Montagu deceased, and One of the Grand-daughters of Ralph, formerly Duke of Montagu), the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh his Wife, (Daughter of the said George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu), the Right Honourable Charles William Scott, commonly called Earl of Dalkeith,(Son of the said Henry Duke of Buccleugh, and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh, and Devisee in Tail under the Will of the said John late Duke of Montagu, in Remainder next After the Estate for Life of the said Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh), by the said Henry Duke of Buccleugh, his Father and Guardian, and Edward Montagu Esquire, the surviving Executor and Trustee named in the said Will of the said John late Duke of Montagu, complaining of so much of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 21st of January 1774, as hath allowed any Part of the Plaintiff’s Ninth Exception to the Mailer’s Report; and praying, “That the same might be revered and set aside, so far as the same hath allowed any Part of the said Plaintiff’s Ninth Exception to the said Report, and direct the same to be over-ruled, or to make such other Order in the Premises, as to their Lordships should seem meet:” And like wife, upon the Cross Appeal of the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, One of the Two Daughters and Co-heirs of John Duke of Montagu deceased, and One of the Grand-daughters of Ralph, formerly Duke of Montagu, also deceased, complaining of the said Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 21st of January 1774; and praying, “That so much of the same might be revered or varied, as held the Petitioners Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Exceptions to the Mailer’s Report to be insufficient, and ordered the same to be over-ruled, and that their Lordships would be pleased to order the said Exceptions to be allowed, or make such other Order in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, put in to the said Original Appeal, and the Answer of the Moil Noble George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife, the Moil Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh his Wife, the Right Honourable Charles William Scott, commonly called Earl of Dalkeith, an infant, by the said Henry Duke of Buccleugh, his Father and Guardian, and Edward Montagu Esquire, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said original Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that so much of the said Order of the 21 st of January 1774, as allows any Part of the Respondents Ninth Exception to the Mailer’s Report, therein complained of, be, and the same is hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That that Part of the said Order of the 21st of January 1774, complained of in the said Cross Appeal, which overrules the Appellants Seventh and Eighth Exceptions to the said Master’s Report, be, and the same is hereby affirmed: And the Appellants in the said Cross Appeal having waived, upon the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Exceptions, any Account of the Produce of the Two Sums of Thirty-two, thousand seven hundred fifty-three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Ten-pence, and Two thousand One hundred and two Pounds Two Shillings and Eight-pence, arising from the Lands conveyed in Satisfaction for the same by virtue of the Articles of the 24th of June 1724, and electing to have Duke John considered in respect of the Personal Estate of Duke Ralph, as having received so much Money, Part of his Assetts at the Date of the Articles: It is hereby Declared, That neither the Sum of One thousand Pounds, claimed upon Annesley’s Judgement, nor the Sum of Three thousand Pounds, nor any Part thereof, claimed upon Coulthurst’s Judgement, ought to be allowed; and that the several Sums paid by Duke John to some of the Parties, for consenting to join in the said Articles, and for defraying the Charges attending the Execution and Performance of the same, ought to be considered as a Charge upon the whole Sum of Fifty-two thousand five hundred forty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Seven-pence Halfpenny, and to be thereout deducted in the first Place: And it is therefore Ordered and Adjudged, That the Master do settle the Proportion thereof to be borne out of the Thirty thousand Pounds, and that the Remainder of the said Sum of Thirty thousand Pounds be applied in Discharge of the several Demands of Duke Ralph and Duke John, rateably and in equal Proportions: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Order upon the said Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Exceptions, be, and the same is hereby affirmed, in so far as the said Exceptions are not hereby varied.

L Falconer against Taylor et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the, wherein William Lord Falconer of Halkerton is Appellant, and Robert Taylor and others are Respondents:

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

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

Adlestrop Enclosure Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement and Award for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor of Adlestrop, in the County of Gloucester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Porthaethwy Ferry to Holy-head Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Porththwy Ferry to Holyhead, in the County of Anglesey,” 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.”

Harvey’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Freehold Estate, late of Eliah Harvey Esquire, deceased, called Buckhouse, otherwise Muntkham, situate in the Parishes of Woodford and Chigwell, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, and their Heirs in Trust, to fell and convey the same as therein mentioned; and for applying the Money arising by Sale thereof for the Benefit of Edward Harvey an infant, his only Son and Heir at Law, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made 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.

Greene’s Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Robert Greene Merchant, with Juliana Greene, otherwise Judge, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. With it.

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

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

Elphinstone Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Elphinstone Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, and the several Heirs of Entail therein mentioned, to assume and take, as they shall respectively come into Possession of the Estate therein mentioned, the Surname of Fleming, and to bear the Arms of the Family of Fleming of Biggar and Cumbernauld, and to hold and enjoy the Estate therein mentioned, notwithstanding the Descent of the Title and Dignity of Elphinstone, or any other Title or Dignity of Peerage upon him or them respectively.”

Hertford Gaol Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for taking down the Common Gaol of the County of Hertford, and for building a new Gaol in a more commodious Situation;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Parkers Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for effecting an Exchange between John Parker and Montagu Edmund Parker, Esquires, of Parts of their Settled Estates in the County of Devon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sir N gel Greslay and Son to make a Canal, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Nigel Gresley Baronet, and Nigel Bowyer Gresley Esquire, his Son, to make and maintain a Navigable Cut or Canal from certain Coal Mines in Apedale to Newcastle under Lyne, in the County of Stafford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Jackson’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Parts of divers Messuages, Wharfs, and Hereditaments, called Montague Close, in the County of Surry, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

D. Chandos. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Cathcart.
L. Trevor.
E. Pembroke. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. London. L. Bruce.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Mansfield.
E. Doncaster. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Scarsdale.
E. Coventry. L. Camden.
E. Cassillis. L. Digby.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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

Heming’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the several Estates of the late Samuel Heming Esquire, situate in Jamaica, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same for the Payment of the Incumbrances thereon, and of his Debts; and for other Purposes.”

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

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

Indemnity Bill.

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

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

American Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual in His Majesty’s Dominions in America, an Act, passed in the present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;” and for extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty’s Marine Forces in America;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Land Tax, Commissioners of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

New Jersey, &c to restrain the Trade of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies of New Jersey, Pensylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands, in the West Indies, under certain Conditions and Limitations;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Hickling Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 7o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Exon. Dux Bolton. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Manchester. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Chandos. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Roffen. March. Rockingham. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Litch.& Cov. Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

L. Falconer against Taylor et al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Lord Falconer of Halkerton, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of December 1774; and praying,“That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Robert Taylor, David Beattie, John Low’s Widow and Son, William Wylie, Robert Henry, John Beattie, John Lawrence, and Francis Smith, all Tenants of the said William Lord Falconer of Halkerton, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor reversed, and Cause remitted.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is further Ordered, That the Cause be remitted back to the said Court of Session in Scotland, with Liberty to the Respondents to go into the Proof of such controverted Facts as may, by Law, be competent to their Defence; and also to bring a Cross Action for their Relief in ease they shall be advised so to do.

Martyn against Allen, in Error.

Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors aligned upon the Writ of Error brought into this House on the 2d of June 1774, wherein Charles Martyn Gentleman is Plaintiff, and Mundeford Allen Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of King’s Bench for the Defendant in Error; Counsel appearing for the said Defendant, but no Counsel for the Plaintiff in Error (who made Default):

Judgement affirmed with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Judgement given in the Court of King’s Bench be, and the same is hereby affirmed; and that the Record be remitted to the End Execution may be had thereupon, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And it is further Ordered, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Defendant, the Sum of Two hundred Pounds for his Costs sustained by reason of bringing the said Writ of Error.

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

“On which Day, before the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, at Westminster, in the said County of Middlesex, come the Parties aforesaid in their proper Persons, whereupon all and singular the Premises being seen, and by the said Court now here fully understood, and the said Court having diligently examined and inspected, as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, as the Causes and Matters aforesaid, by the said Charles Martyn above assigned for Error, and mature Deliberation being thereupon had, it appears to the same Court of Parliament now here, that there is no Error either in the Record or Proceedings, and that the same is in no Ways vicious or defective; therefore it is considered by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, that the said Judgement be in all Things affirmed, and stand in its full Force and Effect, the said Causes and Matters above assigned for Error in anywise notwithstanding: It is also further considered by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid now here, That the aforesaid Mundeford Allen recover against the said Charles, Two hundred Pounds to the said Mundeford, with his Assent by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, according to the Form of the Statute in that Case made and provided, adjudged for his Damages, Costs, and Charges, which he hath sustained by Occasion of the Delay of the Execution of the Judgement aforesaid, by Pretext of prosecuting the said Writ of Error: And thereupon the Record aforesaid, and also the Process in the Premises, in the same Court of Parliament, are remitted to the Court of our Lord the King before the King himself wheresoever, &c. To the End that Execution may be done thereupon, &c.”

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Louis Spitta;” And to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Great Rolewright Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Closes, Common Grounds, Heath and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Great Rolewright, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

New Jersey, &c. to restrain the Trade of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies of New Jersey, Pensylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands in the West Indies, under certain Conditions and Limitations.”

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.

American Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual in His Majesty’s Dominions in America, an Act, passed in the present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;” and for extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty’s Marine Forces in America.”

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

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

Land Tax, Commissioners of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy five.”

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.

Indemnify Bill.

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

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

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

Adlestrop Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement and Award, for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor of Adlestrop, in the County of Gloucester.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Ely. L. Craven.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Cathcart.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Trevor.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Mansfield.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Lyttelton.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Scarsdale.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. Litch.& Cov.
E. Doncaster.
E. Rochford.
E. Jersey.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Brooke.
E. Fitzwilliam.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Hertford Gaol Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for taking down the Common Gaol of the County of Hertford, and for building a new Gaol in a more commodious Situation.”

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.

Elphinstone’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Elphinstone Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, and the several Heirs of Entail therein mentioned, to assume and take, as they shall respectively come into Possession of the Estate therein mentioned, the Surname of Fleming, and to bear the Arms of the Family of Fleming of Biggar and Cumbernauld, and to hold and enjoy the Estate therein mentioned, notwithstanding the Descent of the Title and Dignity of Elphinstone, or any other Title or Dignity of Peerage upon him or them respectively.”

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 Fourth Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, on the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Porthaethwy Ferry to Holy head. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Porthaethwy Ferry to Holyhead, in the County of Anglesey.”

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. Montagu and Mr. Cuddon:

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

Harvey’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Freehold Estate, late of Eliah Harvey Esquire, deceased, called Buckhouse, otherwise Munckham, situate in the Parishes of Woodford and Chigwell, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, and their Heirs, in Trust, to sell and convey the same as therein mentioned; and for applying the Money arising by Sale thereof, for the Benefit of Edward Harvey an infant, his only Son and Heir at Law; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C with it.

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

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

Dudley et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Dudley of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, Gentleman, 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 Settled Estates, devised by the Will of Thomas Dudley deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

Chancery, Offices for the Accountant General and Register of the Court of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Garden of the Society of Lincoln’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, in the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, and his Successors, for ever, for the Purpose of erecting thereon Offices for the Accountant General, and for the Register of the said Court;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St Mary-le-bone Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the County of Middlesex; and for building a Workhouse in the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Quadring Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

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

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Warwick Bamfylde and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Devon, and City of Exeter, late the Estate of Robert Stone Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the Purchasers thereof, and to apply the Money arising by such Sale in Payment of the Debts of the said Robert Stone, pursuant to a Decree of the Court of Chancery;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to The same, without any Amendment.

Dean and Chapter of Worcester’s Bill.

The Duke of Chandos reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester, and Rowland Berkeley Esquire, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Lands and Tythes in the Parish of Cotheridge, 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.”

Ordered, that the said Bill be engrossed.

Greene et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Mordecai Greene Esquire, and Mary his Wife, in Behalf of them selves and their infant Son; 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 Mordecai Greene Esquire, and Mary his Wife, to carry into Execution an Agreement made for and on the Behalf of Alice Bland Widow, deceased, with Ralph Milner; and also to grant Building and Repairing Leases of such Parts of the Estates of the said Alice Bland, as lie in or near the Town of Manchester; and also Leases for Twenty-one Years of other the Estates, late of the said Alice Bland.”

Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Sir John Shelley Baronet, and the Trustees named in the Settlement on his Marriage with Dame Wilhelmina Shelley deceased, his late Wife, to convey Part of the Estates in the County of Sussex, comprised in such Settlement, in Exchange for or in lieu of other Estates belonging to the said Sir John Shelley, in the same County.”

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

Their Lordships or any Five of them, to meet on the Third Day of Meeting after the Recels at Easter, 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 Lunæ, decimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 10o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Gower,Præses. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Manchester. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Chandos. Ds. Boston.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Camden.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

L. Boston takes his Seat.

This Day Frederick Lord Boston sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Father William Lord Boston; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

L. Clifton takes the Oaths.

This Day John Lord Clifton took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Huntingdon Charity for Families of Clergy, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for incorporating certain Persons for the Relief of poor Widows and Children of Clergymen within 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 Graham’s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Arthuret and Kirk Andrews, in the County of Cumberland, Part of the Estate of Catherine Widdrington, commonly called Catherine Lady Widdrington, deceased, for a Term of Five hundred Years; for raising and paying certain Sums of Money to the Reverend Robert Graban Clerk; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

And V. Torrington’s Esate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for exchanging certain Lands and Tenements, Part of the Estates comprised in the Settlement made on the Marriage of the Right Honorable George Lord Viscount Torrington, for certain Lands and Tenements belonging to the President and Scholars of Saint John Baptist College, in the University of Oxford; and also for exchanging certain Mills and Lands thereto belonging, likewise comprised in the said Settlement, for certain Lands and Tenements belonging to John Dilly Gentleman;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Broadwell and Filkins Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other the Commonable Grounds, in the Hamlets or Tythings of Broadwell and Filkins, in the Manor and Parish of Broadwell, otherwise Broadwell Saint John, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Sixth and Tenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Trent, at or near Wilden Ferry, in the County of Derby, to the River Mersey, at or near Runcorp Gap;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Williams’s Composition to the Crown Debt Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Owen 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 with the Representatives of Hugh Barlow, Herbert Lloyd, and William Skyrme, a Debt due to His Majesty from William Williams deceased;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Dean and Chapter of Worcester’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester, and Rowland Berkeley, Esquire, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Lands and Tythes in the Parish of Cotheridge, in the County of Worcester.”

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. Arguish and Mr. Pratt:

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

St. Mary-le-bone Poor &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the County of Middlesex; and for building a Workhouse, in the said Parish.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Ely. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Clifton.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Cathcart.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Sandys.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Hyde.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Boston.
E. Suffolk. L. Camden.
E. Denbigh. L. Sundridge.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V- Falmouth.
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.

Dudleyrsquo;s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates devised by the Will of Thomas Dudley deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

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

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

E. Ferrers Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Washington Earl Ferrers, Viscount Tamworth; 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 appointing new Trustees to carry into Execution an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for vesting, in Trustees, the Settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers, in the County of Derby, to be sold for satisfying the Incumbrances and Portions affecting the same and the Rest of the Settled Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” in the Room and Stead of those appointed by the said Act, who are desirous of resigning the Trust thereby reposed in them.”

Pitt, Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Freehold Estates in the Counties of Berks and Wilts, devised by the Will of William Pitt Esquire, deceased, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in lieu thereof, to such of the Uses limited or devised by the said Will, as are or shall be capable of taking Effect.”

V. Grimston Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Viscount Grimston of the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Essex and Norfolk, being the Settled Estates of James Lord Viscount Grimston, of the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Portions and Incumbrances, and For laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Hertford, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses.”

Osman and Freeman Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend Henry Osman Vicar of Leighton Bussard, in the County of Bedford, Clerk, and Joshua Freeman; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands at Hadley, in the Parish of Wellington, in the County of Salop, devised by the Will of the Reverend Joshua Pulford Clerk, deceased, in Joshua Freeman and his Heirs.”

Clerkenwell Workhouse. &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Workhouse, and for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Parish of Saint James Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Peers Pedigrees considered.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do meet to consider the Pedigrees of George Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Frederick Earl of Carlisle, Robert Earl of Litchfield, Other Earl of Plymouth, George James Earl of Cholmondeley, Augustus John Earl of Bristol, Robert Earl of Harborough, Thomas Viscount Wentworth, Thomas Viscount Dudley and Ward, John Talbot Lord Audley, Thomas Lord Middleton, Edwin Lord Sandys, Thomas Lord Lyttelton, John James Lord Lovel and Holland, and Thomas Lord Ducie, To-morrow.

Argyll Highways and Budges Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Andrew et al. against Gillies et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein James Andrew and others are Appellants, and Henry Gillies and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

D. Argyll Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read;

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Duke of Argyll to sell certain Rights of Servitude over Lands in the County of Argyll, belonging in Property to Hugh Seton Esquire, and Sir James Campbell Baronet.”

Dickson, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Captain William Dickson; 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 empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell such Part or Parts of the Estate of Ednam, in the County of Roxburgh, formerly belonging to James Dickson Esquire, deceased, and now to Captain William Dickson, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same.”

Smart Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Smart, of Whickham in the County of Durham, Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Estate of Elizabeth Smart, an infant, in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland.”

New Jersey &c. to restrain the Trade of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies of New Jersey, Pensylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands in the West Indies, under certain Conditions and Limitations.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Galloway 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 read a Third Time on Wednesday next, and the Lords summoned.

American Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual in His Majesty’s Dominions in America, an Act passed in the present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, and for extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty’s Marine Forces in America.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Indemnity Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Land Tax, Commissioners of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Hickling Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish of Hickling, in the County of Nottingham.”

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.

Dicconson’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, Rents, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Kent and Middlesex, Part of the settled Estates of Meliora Dicconson, the Wife of William Dicconson Esquire, in Trustees to be sold; and for investing the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other, Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adlestrop Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled; “An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement and Award for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor of Adlestrop, in the County of Gloucester” was committed.

Great Rolewright Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Closes, Common Grounds, Heath and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Great Rolewright, in the County of Oxford.”

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

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

Chancery, Offices for the Accountant General and Register of the Court of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Garden of the Society of Lincoln’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, in the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, and his Successors for ever, for the Purpose of erecting thereon Offices for the Accountant General, and for the Register of the said Court.”

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.

Quadring Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fens, Common Meadows, Common Fields, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Quadring, and in Quadring Hundred, 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.

Greene et Ux. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Mordecai Greene Esquire and Mary his Wife, to carry into Execution an Agreement made for and on the Behalf of Alice Bland Widow, deceased, with Ralph Milner; and also to grant Building and Repairing Leases of such Parts of the Estates of the said Alice Bland, as lie in or near the Town of Manchester; and also Leases for Twenty-one Years of other the Estates late of the said Alice Bland.”

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Deest; it is right in the Minute Book.