House of Lords Journal Volume 34
April 1775, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: April 1775, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 399-412. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113681 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Die Martis, 11o Aprilis 1775.
Alexander et al. against Paterson et al. Peers Pedigrees reported. Andrew et al. Against Gillies et al: Interlocutors affirmed. Huntingdon Charity for Familie of Clergy, Bill. Hickling Enclosure Bill. Great Rolewright Enclosure Bill. St. Mary-le-bone Poor, &c. Bill. Dicconson’s Bill: Messages to H.C. with it. American Mutiny Bill: Indemnify Bill: Land Tax, Commissioners of, Bill: Adlestrop Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Williams’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill; King’s Consent signified to it. Johnston against Oxenham, in Error. Cuthbert against Mackenzie, et al. Borthwick Claim of Peer age Sledmore Enclosure Bill. Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill. Argyll Highways and Bridges, Bill. Williams’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill. Anstruther 2d. Scots Bill. Broadwell and Filkins Enclosure Bill. Clerkenwell Poor, &c. Bill. Dickson’s Bill. D. Argyll’s Estate Bill. V Grimston’s Estate Bill. Pitt’s Bill. Freeman’s Bill. Chancery, offices for the Accountant General and Register of the Court of, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Bouchier and Denison against Taylor. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 12o Aprilis 1775.
Beaumont against the Carron Company. Huntingdon Charty for Families of Clergy, Bill. Clerkenwell Poor, &c. Bill. Trent and Marsey Navigation Bill. Hertford Gaol Bill. Argyll Highways and Bridges Bill. Broadwell and Filkins Enclosure Bill. St Mary-le-bone Poor, &c. Bill. Broadwell and Filkins, Enclosure Bill. Hertford Gaol Bill: Huntingdon Charity for Families of Clergy Bill: Clerkenwell Poor, &c. Bill: Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill: Argyll Highways and Bridges Bill: Great Rosewright Enclosure Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Mych Milton, Prebendary of, Bill. E. Ferrers’s Estate Bill: Petition against it. Freeman’s Bill;Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Sir James Pennyman Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Sledmire Enclosure Bill. Williams’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Reg. Mr. Peacock Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Hampstead Lighting and Watching Bill. Message from H. C. to return Countess of Shaftesbury’s Estate Bill. Highgate Lighting and Watching Bill. Message from H. C. to return Aubery’s Nat, Bill. Hickling Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it. Braunston Enclosure Bill. Message from His Majesty for settling Buckingham House on the Queen: Address there upon. Piccadilly, watering of, Bill. New Jersey, &c. to restrain the Trade of, Bill: Dissent on passing it: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Lambert’s Bill. Cutsden Enclosure Bill. St Paul Shadwell, Paving Streets in, Bill. Bill, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Peacocke et al Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Smart’s Bill. Stockham Marsh Enclosure &c. Bill. Hodshon and Baynes Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 13o Aprilis 1775.
E. Breadalbane’s Estate Bill. Sledmire Enclosure Bill. E. Breadalbane’s Estate Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Sledmire Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Freeman’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Hodshon’s Bill. Peacocke et Ux. Bill. Tweed Fishery Bill Messages from H. C. to return Hickling Enclosure Bill. Rev. Mr. Peacock’s Bill. King present. Bills passed. Sir James, Pennyman’s Estate Bill. Bull’s Bill. Piccadilly, Watering of, Bill. Cutsden Enclosure Bill. Bp. Winton and Hill, against Saint John, in Error; Judges ordered to attend. Smart’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Alexander et al. against Paterson et al.; Petition for a Bye-Day. Carron Company against Beaumont. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Martis, 11o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Apsley, Cancel Larius. Ds. Graven.
Epus. Exon. Dux Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Manchester. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Chandos. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Raffen. Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Banpor. Comes Suffolk.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Falconers.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Alexander et al. against Paterson et al.

The Answer of John Paterson and others to the Appeal of James Alexander and others, was this Day brought in.

Peers Pedigrees reported.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of 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, (fn. 1) Edward Lord Sandys, Thomas Lord Lyttelton, John James Lord Lovel and Holland, and Thomas Lord Ducie: That the Committee had met and considered of the Pedigree of His Royal Higness the Duke of Gloucester, and also of the Pedigree of the Earl of Cholmondeley, and examined Mr. Heard Herald, upon Oath, in relation thereto, at the Bar, who fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that His said Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, and also the said Earl of Cholmondeley, have respectively signed and certified the same to be true, to the best of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.

Andrew et al. Against Gillies et al:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of James Andrew, Robert Clark, and James Henderson Merchant Counsellors of the Borough of Linlithgow, and of Thomas Henderson Deacon of the Incorporation of Weavers, all Members of the Town Council of Linlithgow, and also Burgesses and Inhabitants of the said Borough, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 24th of January, and 1st and 4th of March 1775; and praying, That the same might be reversed or varied, 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 Henry Gillies and others, 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Huntingdon Charity for Familie of Clergy, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for incorporating certain Persons for the Relief of poor Widows and Children of Clergymen, within the County of Hutingdon.”

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

D. Bolton. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Craven.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Godolphin.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Mansfield.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Scarsdale.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Essex.
E. Abingdon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Hickling Enclosure Bill.

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

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet),

“Pr. 2. L. 1. Leave out [“most”] and insert [“Right”].

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

Great Rolewright Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

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

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

Dicconson’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 inverting the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. with it.

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

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

American Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnify Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Land Tax, Commissioners of, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Adlestrop Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 Adleslrop, in the County of Gloucester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Williams’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill; King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act 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,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Johnston against Oxenham, in Error.

The Lord Mansfield Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table, a Writ of Error, wherein George Johnston Esquire is Plaintiff, and Hugh Oxenham Esquire is Defendant.

Cuthbert against Mackenzie, et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein James Cuthbert of Farnese is Appellant, and Ann Mackenzie and Richard Paterson her Husband are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the Fourth Cause Day after the Recess at Easter

Borthwick Claim of Peer age

Upon reading the Petition of John Borthwick of Crookston, claiming the Title of Lord Borthwick; setting forth, “That the Petitioner, [in Support of his Claim to the Honour and Dignity of Lord Borthwick, has now lodged an Abstract of additional Evidence, printed Copies of which are herewith given in, in obedience to their Lordships Order of the 24th of March 1767;” and therefore praying; “Their Lordships to order the Merits of his Claim to be further tried by the Lords Committees for Privileges on any Day in this present Session, which to their Lordships shall seem proper:”

It is Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do consider further of the said Claim of Peerage the next Session of Parliament.

Sledmore Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and improving several Grounds in the Parish of Sledmire, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Runcorn Gap.”

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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Argyll Highways and Bridges, Bill.

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

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.

Williams’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the, Time being, to compound with the Representatives of Hugh Barlow, Herbert Lloyd, and William Skyrme, a Debt due to His Majesty from William Williams deceased.”

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.

Anstruther 2d. Scots Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots upon every Scots Pint of Beer and Ale which shall be sold or vended, brewed, brought in, or tapped, for Sale, within the Town of Anstruther Easter, and Liberties thereof.”

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.

Broadwell and Filkins Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

Clerkenwell Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

Dickson’s Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.”

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

D. Argyll’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.”

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.

V Grimston’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.”

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.

Pitt’s Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.”

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.

Freeman’s Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.”

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.

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

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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.”

Hodie 3a 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.”

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 Messages was sent 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.

Bouchier and Denison against Taylor.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein William Bouchier Doctor in Physic, and William Denison Doctor in Divinity, are Appellants, and George Taylor is Respondent:”

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 12o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Dux Cumberland. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Apsley, Cancelllarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Richmond. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Devonshire. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Gordon. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Hyde.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Hertford Camerarius. Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Camden.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Digby.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Beaumont against the Carron Company.

The Answer of Charles Beaumont Esquire to the Appeal of the Carron Company, was this Day brought in.

Huntingdon Charty for Families of Clergy, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for incorporating certain Persons for the Relief of poor Widows and Children of Clergymen within the County of Huntingdon,” 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.”

Clerkenwell Poor, &c. Bill.

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

Trent and Marsey Navigation Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 Runcorn Gap,” was committed.

Hertford Gaol Bill.

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

Argyll Highways and Bridges Bill.

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

Broadwell and Filkins Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 of Tythings of Broadwell, and Filkins, in the Manor and Parish of Broadwell, otherwise Broadwell Saint John, in the County of Oxford,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

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

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Broadwell and Filkins, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hertford Gaol Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Huntingdon Charity for Families of Clergy Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for incorporating certain Persons for the Relief of poor Widows and Children of Clergymen within the County of Huntingdon.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Clerkenwell Poor, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Runcorn Gap.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Argyll Highways and Bridges Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Rosewright Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Mych Milton, Prebendary of, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Prebend Manor of Mych Milton, in the County of Oxford, and the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Two several perpetual yearly Rent Charges, or Annual Payments, to the Reverend John Wheeldon, and his Successors, Prebendaries of the Prebend of Mych Milton aforesaid; and for divesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance thereof out of him and his Successors; and for vesting the same, fo charged, in the Reverend Charles Sturges, his Heirs and Assigns,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the same Committee, and that they do meet to consider the same on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter.

E. Ferrers’s Estate Bill:

Hodie2a 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 effectual 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.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
V. Richmond. L. De Ferarrs.
D. Beaufort.
L. Bp. London. L. Willoughby Br.
L. Bp. Exeter. L. Craven.
D. Marlborough. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Cat heart.
D. Gordon. L. Trevor.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Cadogan.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Godolphin.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Montfort.
L. Bp. Rochester. L. Sandys.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Litch & Cov. L. Bruce.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Ponsonby.
E. Huntingdon. L. Walpole.
E. Suffolk. L. Mansfield.
E. Exeter. L. Lyttelton.
E. Denbigh. L. Wycombe.
E. Stamford. L. Scarsdale.
E. Winchilsea. L. Pelham.
E. Sandwich. L. Beaulieu.
L. Camden.
E. Carlisle. L. Digby.
E. Doncaster. L. Sundridge.
E. Abingdon.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
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.

Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Shirley Esquire, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill; and humbly praying their Lordships, “That he may be heard by his Counsel against the last-mentioned Bill, before the Committee to whom the same stands referred:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom, the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioner to be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee, as desired; and that Counsel may be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

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

Freeman’s Bill;Motion to dispense with Standing Order.

Moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain 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,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

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

Sir James Pennyman Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir James Pennyman of Ormesby, in the County of York, Baronet, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division made by and between Sir James Pennyman Baronet, Charles Anderson Pelham Esquire, and Michael Newton Esquire, of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Lincoln, and Middlesex, and City of London, late the Estates of Sir Michael Warton Knight, deceased; and for settling and limiting the entire and specific Parts and Shares which, upon the said Partition and Division, have been allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned.”

Sledmire Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and improving several Grounds, in the Parish of Sledmire, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

Williams’s Composition Debt to the Crown, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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.”

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to compound with the Representatives of Hugh Barlow, Herbert Lloyd, and William Skyrme, a Debt due to His Majesty from William Williams deceased.”

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

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

Reg. Mr. Peacock Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report, of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Peacock Clerk; 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, in the Reverend William Peacock, and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, Part of the Glebe Lands and the Tythes of the Parish of Danby Wiske and Gafferton, otherwise Yafferton, in the County of York; and for settling certain Freehold Estates of the said William Peacock in him and his Successors, Rectors of the said Parish, in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Hampstead Lighting and Watching Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for lighting the Streets, Lanes, Roads, and Publick Passages, within the Town of Hampstead, and Parts adjacent, within the Parish of Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex; and for establishing a Nightly Watch therein, and a Patrole between the said Town and London;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for exchanging the Advowson of the Church of Hinton Mertell, otherwise Hinton Martell, in the County of Dorset, belonging to His Majesty, for the Advowson of the Church of Fringford, otherwise Ferringford, in the County of Oxford, belonging to the Right Honourable Mary Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Highgate Lighting and Watching Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for lighting and watching the Hamlet of Highgate, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Aubery’s Nat, Bill.

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

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

Hickling Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Braunston Enclosure Bill.

The House was moved, “That the Order of the House of the Third Instant, referring the Consideration of the Bill, 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,” to a Committee, might be read.”

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Committee to report what they have done in relation thereto.

Then it was moved, “That the Committee, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed, do meet on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, and report to the House What they have done in relation to the said Bill.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, 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,” do meet on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, and report to the House what they have done in relation to the said Bill.

Message from His Majesty for settling Buckingham House on the Queen:

The Earl, of Suffolk acquainted the House, “That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual, which. His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to this House.”

And the same was read by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet),

GEORGE R.
“His Majesty being desirous that a better and more suitable Accommodation should be made for the Residence of the Queen, in case she shall survive His Majesty, and being willing that the Palace in which His Majesty now resides, lately known by the Name of Buckingham House, and now called The Queen’s House, may be settled for that Purpose in lieu of Somerset House, promises himself the ready Concurrence of this House in completing such Exchange.
“G. R.

Then the said Message was again read by the Clerk.

Address there upon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “To return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for His most Gracious Message, and to assure His Majesty, That we will most readily concur in every Measure which may promote the Object recommended by His Majesty.”

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Piccadilly, watering of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for watering Piccadilly from the End of Berkeley Street to Hyde Park Gate, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex,” 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:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of 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;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, “That the said Bill do pass?”

It was (without Debate) resolved in the Affirmative.

Dissent on passing it:

DISSENTIENT
“Richmond.
“Effingham.
“Craven.
“Camden.
“Cholmondeley.
“Wycombe.
“Stanhope.
“Fred. Exon.
“Fitzwilliam.
“Spencer.
“Abingdon.
“J. St. Asaph.
“Rockingham.
“Abergavenny.
“Tankerville.

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

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.

Messages from H. C. to return Lambert’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm a Lease made by William Lambert, an infant, with the Consent of his Guardians, to the Right Honourable Edward Smith Stanley, commonly called Lord stanley, of Lands, in the Parish of Woodmanstern, in the County of Surrey;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Cutsden Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Hills, Sleights, and other Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet of Cutsden, otherwise Cuttesden, in the Parish of Bredon, in the County of Worcester;” to which they desire e Concurrence of this House.

St Paul Shadwell, Paving Streets in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving and regulating, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions, within New Gravel Lane, and the several Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places, within the Parish of Saint Paul Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex, not comprised in an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for paving and regulating Rosemary Lane, and the other Places therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bill, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Mary Bull Widow, in Behalf of herself and her infant Child; 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 Estates of Edmund Bull Esquire, in the County of Hertford, and City of London, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances, and other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Peacocke et al Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of William Peacocke Esquire, and Emma his Wife, in the Parish of Llanedwan, in the County of Anglesea, in the said William Peacocke, in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said William Peacocke, in the Parish of Penmynydd, in the same County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof.”

Smart’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale, of the Estate of Elizabeth Smart, an infant, in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland.”

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 Recess at Easter, at the usual Time Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stockham Marsh Enclosure &c. Bill.

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

With a, Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Stinted Pasture called Stockham Marsh, in the Parish of Brembill, in the County of Wilts; and for exonerating certain old Enclosures, within the said Parish, from the Payment of Tythes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hodshon and Baynes Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Edmund Hodshon Clerk, and William Baynes 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 to enable the Reverend Edmund Hodshon, Rector of Spennithorne, in the County of York, to exchange the Tythes of the Townships of Harnby and Spennithorne, for Lands in the Parish of Coverham, in the County of York, belonging to Mr. William Baynes, to be settled to the same Uses.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 13o Aprilis 1775.

REX.

Domini tam Spritituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Londin. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Ely. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Sarum. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Abercorn. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Galloway. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Aberdeen.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Comes Marchmont.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

E. Breadalbane’s Estate Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between John Earl of Breadalbane, and James Menzies of Culdares, for the Exchange of certain Lands, in the County of Perth,” 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.

Sledmire Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and improving several Grounds in the Parish of Sledmire, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

E. Breadalbane’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between John Earl of Breadalbane, and James Menzies of Culdares, for the Exchange of certain Lands, in the County of Perth.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Sledmire Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and improving several Grounds in the Parish of Sledmire, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Freeman’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain 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,” stands committed, may proceed upon the said Bill notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Hodshon’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Edmund Hodshon, Rector of Spennithorne, in the County of York, to exchange the Tithes of the Townships of Harnby and Spennithorne, for Lands in the Parish of Coverham, in the County of York, belonging to Mr. William Baynes, to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

D. Ancaster. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Willoughby Br.
L. Bp. London. L. Clifton.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Ely. L. Craven.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Cathcart.
E. Galloway. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Cadogan.
E. Breadalbane. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Bruce.
E. Aberdeen. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Walpole.
E. Marchmont. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Scarsdale.
E. Strafford. L. Bp. Litch & Cov.
E. Tankerville.
E. Macclesfield. L. Bp. Bangor.
V. Say &Sele.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the Fourth 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.

Peacocke et Ux. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of William Peacocke Esquire, and Emma his Wife, in the Parish of Llanedwan, in the County of Anglesea, in the said William Peacocke, in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said William Peacocke, in the Parish of Penmynydd, in the same County, of greater Value in lieu thereof.”

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

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

Tweed Fishery Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for regulating and improving the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the same, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River;” to which they desire Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Hickling Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Rev. Mr. Peacock’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in the Reverend William Peacock, and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, Part of the Glebe Lands, and the Tythes of the Parish of Danby Wiske and Gafferton, otherwise Yafferton, in the County of York; and for settling certain Freehold Estates of the said William Peacock, in him and his Successors, Rectors of the said Parish, in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “It is His Majesty’s Pleasure that they attend him immediately in this House.”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow, (videlicet),

Bills passed.

“1. 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.”

“2. 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.”

“3. 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.”

“4. 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.”

“5. 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.”

“6. An Act for incorporating certain Persons for the Relief of poor Widows and Children of Clergymen within the County of Huntingdon.

“7. 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.”

“8. 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.”

“9. 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.”

“10. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of East and West Elegg, in the County of Norfolk.”

“11. 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 Tient, at or near Wilden Ferry, in the County of Derby, to the River Mersey, at or near Runcorn Gap.”

“12. An Act to enable the Commissioners acting by virtue of an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, “for draining and preserving the North Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland;” to charge further Taxes upon the said North Level, and the said adjoining Lands.”

“13. An Act for taking down the Common Gaol of the County of Hertford, and for building a new Gaol in a more commodious Situation.”

“14. 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.”

“15. An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges in the Shire of Argyll.”

“16. 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.”

“17. 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.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet),

Le Roy le veult.”

“18. An Act for exchanging the Advowson of the Church of Hunton Mertell, otherwise Hinton Martell, in the County of Dorset, belonging to His Majesty, for the Advowson of the Church of Fringford, otherwise Ferringford, in the County of Oxford, belonging to the Right Honourable Mary Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury.”

“19. An Act for exchanging certain Lands and Tenements, Part of the Estates comprised in the Settlement made on the Marriage of the Right Honourable 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.”

“20. An Act to confirm a Lease made by William Lambert, an infant, with the Consent of his Guardians, to the Right Honourable Edward Smith Stanley, commonly called Lord Stanley, of Lands in the Parish of Woodmanstern, in the County of Surrey.”

“21. An Act to enable the Reverend John Blackburn, Vicar of the Parish and Parish Church of Bossall, in the County of York, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Messuages, Tenements, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the said County of York, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the same County belonging to Henry Brewster Darley Esquire.”

“22. 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.”

“23. 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.”

“24. 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.”

“25. 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 Graham Clerk; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“26. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common and Open Fields and Meadows, in the Parish of Cranford, in the County of Northampton.”

“27. 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.”

“28. 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.”

“29. 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.”

“30. 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.”

“31. 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.”

“32. 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.”

“33. An Act for naturalizing Charles Louis Spitta.”

“34. An Act for naturalizing John Peter Aubery.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet),

Sóit fait comme il est desiré.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Sir James, Pennyman’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division made by and between Sir James Pennyman Baronet, Charles Anderson Pelham Esquire, and Michael Newton Esquire, of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Lincoln, and Middlesex, and City of London, late the Estates of Sir Michael Warton Knight, deceased; and for settling and limiting the entire and specific Parts and Shares which, upon the said Partition and Division, have been allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned.”

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

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

Bull’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estates of Edmund Bull Esquire, in the County of Hertford, and City of London, in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances, and other Purposes therein expressed.”

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

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

Piccadilly, Watering of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for watering Piccadilly, from the End of Berkeley Street to Hyde Park Gate, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex.”

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

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

Cutsden Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Hills, Sleights, and other Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet of Cutsden, otherwise Cuttesden, in the Parish of Bredon, 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 on the Fourth Day of Meeting after die Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bp. Winton and Hill, against Saint John, in Error; Judges ordered to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Monday the 1st Day of May next, upon arguing the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein John Lord Bishop of Winchester and Robert Hill Clerk are Plaintiffs, and Goodyer Saint John Esquire is Defendant.

Smart’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Estate of Elizabeth Smart, an infant, in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter; and the Lords summoned.

Alexander et al. against Paterson et al.; Petition for a Bye-Day.

A Petition of John Paterson and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Alexander and others are Appellants, was presented and read; setting forth, “That, in the Year 1772, the Appellants became bound to each other in a joint Bond or Obligation, whereby they covenanted to support one another in their Offices of Magistrates and Counsellors of the Borough of Stirling, to divide the Public Offices among themselves, and to share a Part of the Revenue: That, in pursuance of this Agreement, the Appellants and their Adherents formed, and continued to hold, a considerable Majority in the Town Council, and Management of the Corporation, whereby much Partiality has ensued, and the Estates of the Borough suffered great Detriment: That the Respondents having discovered the said Association or Agreement, complained thereof to the Court of Session, under the Authority of the Act of the 16th of His late Majesty; and having clearly proved the same, and the illegal Consequences thereof, the Court voided the Election of the Magistrates made under the Influence of the said Bond, and removed the Appellants from the Management of the Business of the Borough: That the Appellants, with the View of frustrating the Effect of this Judgement, and maintaining themselves in their Offices, and in the Management of the Public Revenues of the Borough, have brought their Appeal to their Lordships, in Expectation that the State of Public Business will prevent this Cause from being heard in the present Session of Parliament: But the Petitioners humbly hope that their Lordships will see the Necessity of having this Cause speedily determined;” and therefore praying, “Their Lordships will be pleased to order this Cause to be heard on an early Bye-Day after the Recess at Easter.”

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

And being withdrawn,

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Monday the 8th Day of May next.

Carron Company against Beaumont.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein the Carron Company are Appellants, and Charles Beaumont Esquire. is Respondent:”

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Sic. Vide P. 397. b.