House of Lords Journal Volume 34
April 1775, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: April 1775, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 412-421. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113682 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Die Martis, 25o Aprilis 1775.
Smart’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Sir James Pennyman’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. L Grimston’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Johnston against Oxenham: Writ of Error nonpross’d with Costs. Tweed Fishery Bill. Highgate lighting and watching Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 26o Aprilis 1775.
L. Vernon takes the Oaths. Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill. Message from H. C. to return Leghs Bill. Brinsley Enclosure Bill. Clan Grègour Bill. Goodright against Harwood, in Error. Hill against St John, in Error. Maine et Ux. against Prittie et Ux. et e con.; Petition for a Bye-Day rejected. Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill: Petitions against it. St Paul Shadwell, paving certain Streets in, Bill. Sir James Pennyman’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. L. Grimston’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 27o Aprilis 1775.
Leech against Carthone, in Error. L Ravensworth takes the Oaths. Hume et al. against E. Ely et al. Clan Gregour Bill. Brinsley Enclosure Bill. Cottages Bill. Long Itchington and Bascote Enclosure Bill. Watt’s Steam Engines Bill. Braunston Enclosure Bill; Special Report: Adjournment of the Committee for Two Months. Power against Windis. Dickson’s Bill. Greene’s Bill. Heming’s Bill. Pitt’s Bill. Dudleyrsquo;s Bill. Smart’s Bill. Mych Milton, Prebendaly of, Bill. Cutsden Enclosure Bill. Quadring Enclosure Bill. Tweed Fishery Bill. Highgate lighting and watching Bill. Piccadilly, watering of, Bill. Stockham March Enclosure, &c. Bill. Mych Milton, Prebendary of, Bill: Pitt’s Bill: Dickson’s Bill. Messages to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills. Hampstead lighting and watching Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris 28o Aprilis 1775.
Hume et al, against, E. Ely et al. Manchester Playhouse Bill. Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill. Heming’s Bill: Dudleyrsquo;s Bill: Greene’s Bill: Smart’s Bill: Messages to H. C. with the Four preceding Bills. Tweed Fishery Bill: Highgate lighting and watching Bill: Cutsden Enclosure Bill: Quadring Enclosure Bill: Piccadilly, watering of, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Clan Gregour Bill. Cottages Bill. Long Itchington and Bascote Enclosure Bill. Brinsley Enclosure Bill. Watt’s Steam Engines Bills E. Session Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Goodright against Harwood, in Error. Hill against St. John, in Error. Power against Windis. Alexander et al. against Paterson et al. Adjourn.

Die Martis, 25o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Manchester. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Smart’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Thursday the 13th of this instant April, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far 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 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.

Sir James Pennyman’s Estate 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 dîspensed with as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partidon 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,” 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.

L Grimston’s Estate 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 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,” 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 taker into Consideration To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Johnston against Oxenham:

Upon reading the Petition of Hugh Oxenham Esquire, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein George Johnston Esquire is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time ordered by the House;” and therefore praying, “That the said Writ of Error may be “nonpross’d, with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writ of Error nonpross’d with Costs.

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

Tweed Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

D. Manchester. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
M. Rockingham. L. Willoughby Br.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. London. L. Craven.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. Ely. L. Cathcart.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Sandys.
E. Essex. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Bruce.
E. Plymouth. L. Hyde.
E. Cassillis. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Tankerville.
E. Sussex.
E. Pomfret.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Highgate lighting and watching Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for lighting and watching the Hamlet of Highgate, 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 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, vicesimum sextum, diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 26o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Manchester. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Cicestrien. March. Rockingham. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Archer.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Exeter. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Lyttelton:
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Essex. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Abingdon. Ds. Camden.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

L. Vernon takes the Oaths.

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

Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch, in the County of Norfolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Leghs Bill.

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

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

Brinsley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Common Meadows in the Liberty of Brinsley, in the Parish of Greasley, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Clan Grègour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal Two Acts, made in the Parliament of Scotland the Twenty-eighth Day of June One thousand six hundred and thirty-three, intituled, “Act anent the Clan Gregour,” and the Fifteenth Day of June One thousand six hundred and ninety-three, intituled, “Act for the Justiciary in the Highlands,” so far as relates to the Mac Gregours; and to revive an Act of the said Parliament of the Twenty-sixth Day of April One thousand six hundred and sixty-one, relative to the People called Mac Gregours;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Goodright against Harwood, in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Nathan Good-right, on the Demise of William Rolfe and Elizabeth his Wife, is Plaintiff, and Frances Harwood is Defendant, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Hill against St John, in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Robert Hill Clerk is Plaintiff, and Goodyer St. John Esquire is Defendant, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next.

Maine et Ux. against Prittie et Ux. et e con.; Petition for a Bye-Day rejected.

A Petition of John Maine Esquire, and Hester Countess of Charleville his Wife, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Henry Prittie the Younger, Esquire, and Catherine his Wife, are Respondents, et e contra, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioners presented their Appeal to this Honourable House, complaining of a Decree made the 16th Day of May 1768, by the Lord Chancellor of Ireland; and also of another Decree made the 1st Day of July 1774, by the said Lord Chancellor of Ireland;” praying, “That the same might be reversed or varied in the Matters complained of by their said Appeal: That the Respondents have put in their Answer to the said Appeal, and the same is now set down for hearing before their Lordships: That the Petitioners have, at a great Expence, brought the Proceedings from Ireland, to be prepared for a Hearing of their Appeal in this Session of Parliament: That the Petitioners are delayed in finishing Business of the utmost Importance which necessarily awaits the Hearing of these Causes, and their coming to a speedy Determination will be of great Convenience to the Petitioners;” and therefore praying, “That the said Appeal may be set down for hearing on Tuesday the 9th Day of May next, or such other Bye-Day as to their Lordships mall seem meet.”

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

And being withdrawn,

It was moved, “That this Cause be set down to be heard on Tuesday the 9th Day of May next.”

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

Petitions against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Owners, Proprietors, and Occupiers, of Messuages, Tenements, Lands, Tythes, and Hereditaments, within the Hundred of Mitford, in the County of Norfolk:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the several Owners, Proprietors, and Occupiers, of Messuages, Tenements, Lands, Tythes, and Hereditaments, within the Hundred of Launditch, in the County of Norfolk:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the several Owners and Occupiers of Messuages, Tenements, Lands, Tythes, and Hereditaments, within the Parish of East Dereham, and Hundred of Mitford, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill; and praying, for the Reasons therein mentioned, “That they may be heard by themselves, or Counsel, against the said Bill, and may have such Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

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

St Paul Shadwell, paving certain Streets in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

D. Manchester. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Craven.
L. Cathcart.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. London. L. Masham.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Ely. L. Romney.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Godolphin.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Montfort.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Sanays.
L. Bruce.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L Hyde.
E. Essex. L. Bp. Chester. L. Walpole.
E. Abingdon. L. Bp. Worcester.
E. Rochford. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Lyttelton.
L. Scarsdale.
E. Coventry. L. Vernon.
E. Cassillis. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Camden.
E. Abercorn. L. Sundridge.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Pomfret.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Irwin.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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.

Sir James Pennyman’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for 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 Warion 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,” 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.

L. Grimston’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting 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,” 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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 27o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Manchester. Ds. Romney.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Sundridge.
Cornes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Leech against Carthone, 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 Edward Leech is Plaintiff, and John Carthone is Defendant.

L Ravensworth takes the Oaths.

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

Hume et al. against E. Ely et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Gustavus Rochfort Hume Esquire and others are Appellants, and the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Ely and others are Respondents:

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

Clan Gregour Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal Two Acts, made in the Parliament of Scotland, the Twenty-eighth Day of June One thousand six hundred and thirty-three, intituled, “Act anent the Clan Gregour,” and the Fifteenth Day of June One thousand six hundred and ninety-three, intituled, “Act for the Justiciary in the Highlands,” so far as relates to the Mac Gregours; and to revive an Act of the said Parliament of the Twenty-sixth Day of April One thousand six hundred and sixty-one, relative to the People called Mac Gregours.”

Brinsley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Common Meadows, in the Liberty of Brinsley, in the Parish of Greaseley, in the County of Nottingham.”

Cottages Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, palled in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (intituled, “An Act against the erecting and maintaining of Cottages);” to which they desire Concurrence of this House.

Long Itchington and Bascote Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places of Long Itchington and Bascote, in the County of Warwick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Watt’s Steam Engines Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in James Watt Engineer, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of certain Steam Engines, commonly called Fire Engines, of his Invention, described in the said Aft, throughout His Majesty’s Dominions for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Braunston Enclosure Bill; Special Report:

The Earl of Sandwich delivered in, at the Table, a Report from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of a 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,” and also of the Petition of Sir John Webb Baronet, Lord of the Manor of Braunston, the Reverend John Edwards Clerk, Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of, Braunston, Lumley Arnold Esquire, and several other Persons, against the said Bill, with Leave to the Committee to hear Counsel, as well for as against the same.

The said Report was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet),

Adjournment of the Committee for Two Months.

“That, in obedience to your Lordships Order of Wednesday the 12th Day of this instant April, (viz) 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:” That the Committee have met accordingly, and ordered, That their Proceedings upon the said Bill be reported to your Lordships, as follows: (videlicet),

“That, in obedience to your Lordships Order of Reference, the Committee met on Friday the 7th Day of this instant April, and have taken into their Consideration the several Matters to them referred, and have heard Counsel, as well for as against the said Bill, and have also examined several Witnesses relative thereto; and find that the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, intended to be divided and enclosed by this Bill, do contain Forty-one Yard-Lands, One Quarter of a Yard-Land, and Fourteen Cottage Commons: That Sir John Webb Baronet is Lord of the Manor of Braunston, and Owner, besides his manorial Rights, of Three Quarters of a Yard-Land, and Two Cottage Commons: That the Lord Bishop of Peterborough is Ordinary of the Diocese, the Principal Fellows and Scholars of Jesus College, in the University of Oxford, are Patrons of the Rectory: That the Reverend John Edwards Clerk is Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Braunston, and as such is entitled to Two Yard-Lands lying dispersedly in the said Open Fields, and also to a certain Piece of Meadow Pasture or Green-swarth Ground, lying within, and Parcel of, the said Open and Common Fields, known by the Name of The Parson’s Piece, or Ten Leys Piece, though consisting of Seventeen Leys, or thereabouts, without any Commons belonging to the same, and is also entitled, in Right of his said Rectory, to all the Tythes, both Great and Small, within the said Parish of Braunston, or to some certain Payments, Pieces of Land, Modusses or Compositions, in lieu thereof respectively.

“That a very considerable Part of that Day having been spent in hearing the Counsel, and examining the Witnesses, the Committee adjourned the further Consideration of the Bill till the Monday following.

“That, on Monday the 10th of Aprilis the Committee met again according to Adjournment, and after the Minutes of the Proceedings at the former fitting had been read by the Clerk, the Title of the Bill was read and postponed; the Preamble was then read, and a State of the Property was produced and proved. The Committee then proceeded to examine the Consents of the Parties concerned, and found that the Proprietors of Twenty-six Yard-Lands, Two Quarters and One Sixth of a Yard-Land, and Four Cottages, had signed their Consents to the Bill: That George Claridge, who is Owner of One Yard-Land, did not chuse to sign the Bill himself, but permitted his Son to sign it in his Presence: That neither the Lord Bishop of Peterborough, who is Ordinary of the Diocese, nor the Principal Fellows and Scholars of Jesus College, in the University of Oxford, who are Patrons of the Rectory, have signed the Bill; but that it appeared to the Committee, by the Evidence of One of the Witnesses, that the College had been acquainted therewith, and that the Provisions made for the Rector had been settled according to their Desire: That William Hollis, Owner of One Yard-Land and a Quarter, hath neither signed the Bill, nor the Petition against it; but a Paper signed by him was produced, and proved before the Committee, wherein he signifies his Disapprobation of the Bill: That Zaccheus Chapman, Owner of One Quarter of a Yard-Land; John Curtis, Owner of One Quarter of a Yard-Land; Thomas Hollis. Owner of One Cottage, and Thomas Linnell, and Jane, his Wife, who are entitled to Two-thirds of a Quarter of a Yard-Land in Remainder after the Death of Henry Rushall’s Wife, have neither signed the Bill, nor the Petition against it.

“The Committee found, on the other Hand, That Sir John Webb Baronet, Lord of the Manor, who, besides his manorial Rights, is Owner of Three Quarters of a Yard-Land and Two Cottage Commons; the Owners of Nine other Yard-Lands, One Quarter and One Sixth of a Yard-Land; the Owners or Seven other Cottage Commons; and also the Reverend John Edwards, the Rector, who is entitled to Two Yard-Lands of Glebe, and to a Piece of Ground containing Seventeen Leys, without Common, and to all the Great and Small Tythes, have signed the Petition against the Bill.

“That the Committee then heard the said Reverend John Edwards on Behalf of himself, and also Joseph Webb Esquire, on Behalf of his Brother the said Sir John Webb, who is now abroad, against the said Bill.

“That the Committee, upon Consideration of the several Matters to them referred, and of the Evidence before them, and after Debate had thereupon, did, upon a Motion made for that Purpose, adjourn the further Consideration of the said Bill till that Day Two Months.”

Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next.

Power against Windis.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein David Power is Appellant, and Samuel Windis is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off till To-morrow Sevennight.

Dickson’s Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to fell 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,” 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’s Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Heming’s Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Pitt’s Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Dudleyrsquo;s Bill.

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

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

Smart’s Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Estate of Elizabeth Smart, an infant, in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland, was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

Mych Milton, Prebendaly of, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also 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 diverting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance thereof out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same, so 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 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.

Cutsden Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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” 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.”

Quadring Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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,” was committed.

Tweed Fishery Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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, 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.”

Highgate lighting and watching Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for lighting and watching the Hamlet of Highgate, in the County of Middlesex,” was committed.

Piccadilly, watering of, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also made the like-Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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,” was committed.

Stockham March Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Stinted Pasture called Stockham Marsh, in the Parish of Bremhill, in the County of Wilts; and for exonerating certain Old Enclosures, within the said Parish, from the Payment of Tythes.”

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

D. Manchester. L. Bp. London. L. Le Despencer.
L. Bp. Ely. L. Willoughby Br.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Chester. L. Masham.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Romney.
E. Exeter. L. Bruce.
E. Denbigh. L. Ravensworth.
E. Sandwich. L. Ponsonby.
E. Rochford. L. Hyde.
E. Abercorn. L. Mansfield.
E. Galloway. L. Lyttelton.
E. Marchmont. L. Scarsdale.
E Strafford. L. Digby.
E. Dartmouth. L. Sundridge.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Spencer.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
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.

Mych Milton, Prebendary of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 diverting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance thereof out of him and his Successors; and for vesting the same so charged in the Reverend Charles Sturges, his Heirs and Assigns.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pitt’s Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dickson’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to fell 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Hampstead lighting and watching Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for lighting the Streets, Lanes, Roads, and Public 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.”

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris 28o Aprilis 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Manchester. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Jersey. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Poulet. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Cassillis. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Camden.
Comes Galloway. Ds. Digby.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hume et al, against, E. Ely et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Gustavus Rochfort Hume Esquire and others are Appellants, and the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Ely and others are Respondents:

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

Manchester Playhouse Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Playhouse in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill.

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

With a 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;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Heming’s Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dudleyrsquo;s Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Greene’s Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Mordecar 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 Blande 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Smart’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Estate of Elizabeth Smart, an infant, m the Counties of Durham and Northumberland.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Tweed Fishery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Highgate lighting and watching Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for lighting and watching the Hamlet of Highgate, in the County of Middlesex.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cutsden Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Quadring Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Piccadilly, watering of, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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 Five 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.

Clan Gregour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal Two Acts, made in the Parliament of Scotland, the Twenty-eighth Day of June One thousand six hundred and thirty-three, intituled, “Act anent the Clan Gregour,” and the Fifteenth Day of June One thousand six hundred and ninety-three, intituled, “Act for the Justiciary in the Highlands,” so far as relates to the Mac Gregours; and to revive an Act of the said Parliament of the Twenty-sixth Day of April One thousand six hundred and sixty-one, relative to the People called Mac Gregours.”

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.

Cottages Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, (intituled, “An Act against the erecting and maintaining of Cottages).”

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.

Long Itchington and Bascote Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places of Long Itchington and Bascote, in the County of Warwick.”

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

D. Manchester. L. Bp. London. L. Le Despenser.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Ely. L. Willoughby Br.
E Denbigh. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Craven.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Cathcart.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Chester. L. Montfort.
E. Jersey. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Bruce.
E. Poulet. L. Ponsonby.
E. Cassillis. L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn. L. Lyttelton.
E. Galloway. L. Grosvenor.
E. Marchmont. L. Scarsdale.
L. Ferrers. L. Camden.
E. Dartmouth. L. Dirby.
E. Aylesford. L. Sundridge.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Leinster.
V. Dudly & Ward.

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

Brinsley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, and Common Meadows, in the Liberty of Brinsley, in the Parish of Greasley, 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 on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Watt’s Steam Engines Bills

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for vesting in James Watt Engineer, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of certain Steam Engines, commonly called Fire Engines, of his Invention, described in the said Act, throughout His Majesty’s Dominions, for a limited Time.”

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

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

E. Session Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Charles William Earl of Sefton, 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: to confirm several Building Leases already granted by the Right Honourable the Earl of Sefton, of the Kingsdom of Ireland, of Part of his Settled Estates, in the County of Lancaster; and to enable him during his Life, and After his Decease the Trustee during the Minority of any infant, to grant other Building and Improving Leases; and for other Purposes in the said Ad mentioned.”

Goodright against Harwood, in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued; assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Nathan Good-right, on the Demise of William Rolse, and Elizabeth his Wife, is Plaintiff, and Frances Harwood is Defendant, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Hill against St. John, in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Robert Hill Clerk is Plaintiff, and Goodyer St. John Esquire is Defendant, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Monday the 8th Day of May next.

Power against Windis.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein David Rower is Appellant, and Samuel Windis is Respondent, which stands appointed for Friday the 5th of May next, be put off to Wednesday the 10th of May next.

Alexander et al. against Paterson et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein James Alexander Esquire, Provost of Stirling, and others, are Appellants, and John Paterson and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday the 8th of May next, be put off to Friday the 12th of May next.

Adjourn.

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