House of Lords Journal Volume 34
February 1776, 11-20

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Die Jovis, 15o Februarii 1776.
Campbell and Co. against Shepherd et al. Chatham to Saint Dunstan’s Cross, &c Roads Bill. Macdowall against Sir William More et al. Horsham, &c. Road Bill. Bentinck’e Petition referred to Judges. Hodgkinson et al. Petition referred to Judges. Shepherd et al. against Campbell and Co. Cross Appeal. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Campbell and Co. Appeal. Ross to enter into Rocognizance on Ross’s Appeal: and on Munro’s Appeal. Campbell and Co against Shepherd et al. Sir Edward Hales’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Fox for a Bill to exemplify the Will of Ld Bingley. Clayton’s Petition referred to Judges. Tulk et al. Petition referred to Judges. Dunnes Petition referred to Judges. Newnham’a Petition referred to Judges. Sir Charles Whitworth’s Petition referred to Judges. Sir Edward Swinburne’s Petition referred to Judges. Masterman and Francis’s Petition referred to Judges. Gordons Petition referred to Judges. Sir John Webb et al. Petition referred to Judges. Stapilton’s Petition referred to Judges. Dolmans Petition referred to Judges. Jones’s Petition referred to Judges. Sir William Wake et al Petition referred to Judges. Morice’s Petition referred to Judges. Dashwood et Ux. Petition referred to Judges. Rudge’s Petition referred to Judges. Wrigglesworth et al. Petition referred to Judges. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 16o Februarii 1776.
Hutchinson against Gamble et al. Sir Edward Hales’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Onslow el at. Petition referred to Judges. Chatham to Saint Dunstan’s Cross, &c. Roads Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Treaties with Brunswick and House, laid before the House. Duchess of Kingston’s Trial, Committee to consider proper Methods of proceeding, revived. Goldie et al. Petition referred to Judges. Jenkins for a Divorce Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 19o Februarii 1776.
Hutchinson against Gamble et al.: Order affirmed. Marston St. Lawrence, Prebend of, Bill. Bonchier and Denoson against Taylor. Deas et al. against the Magistrates of Edinburgh et al.: Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on it. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 15o Februarii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bath, & Wells. Dux Richmond. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Raffen. Dux Bolton. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Manchester. Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Campbell and Co. against Shepherd et al.

The Answer of William Shepherd, and his Attornies, to the Appeal of Meilleurs Campbell, Robertson, and Company, was this Day brought in.

Chatham to Saint Dunstan’s Cross, &c Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and varying the Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Third and Seventeenth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from that Part of Chatham which lies next to the City of Rochester, to Saint Dunstan’s Cross, near the City of Canterbury, in the County of Kent; and for amending and widening the Road from the present Turnpike Road, at or near a Place called Makenade Corner, in the Parish of Preston, to Bagham Cross and Shalmsford Lane End in the Parish of Chilham, in the said County,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Macdowall against Sir William More et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Macdowall Widow, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir William More Baronet, and others, are Respondents; setting forth, “That the Petitioner’s Appeal stood in their Lordships Paper in it? Course for Wednesday the 14th Day of February, previous to which Day the Petitioner caused her Case to be exchanged with the Respondents Agent, and to be delivered to their Lordships within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order; and she caused her Briefs to be delivered to her Counsel, and was in every Respect prepared to proceed on her said Appeal, when their Lordships were pleased to adjourn the Petitioner’s said Appeal to the 4th Day of March next: That Mr. Price, the Petitioner’s Solicitor and Agent, will, on the said 4th Day of March next, be under a Necessity of attending his Duty as Principal Officer of the Oxford Circuit, which begins on that Day at Reading, in Berkshire; and it will be attended with the utmost Inconvenience to the Petitioner to have the said Appeal proceeded in, in the Absence of her said Solicitor and Agent, who is the only Person conversant in the Petitioner’s Behalf in the said Cause, which is very intricate;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That in as much as that their Lordships have resolved that the said Appeal should not be heard before the said 4th Day of March next, when the said Circuit will demand the Petitioner’s said Agent’s Attendance as before set forth, their Lordships will be graciously pleased to adjourn the Hearing of the Petitioner’s said Appeal, until such Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet, after the said Circuit shall be ended; and the Petitioner is advised that the said Circuit will be over the Beginning of April next:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be adjourned to the 19th Day of April next.

Horsham, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for widening and repairing the Road leading from Horsham, in the County of Sussex, through Capell, Dorking, Mickleham, and Leatherhead, to the Watch-House in Ebbisham, in the County of Surrey; and from Capell to Stone Street, in the Parish of Ockley, in the said County of Surrey.”

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

D. Richmond. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton. L. Willoughby Pan.
D. Manchester. L. Romney.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh. L. Scarsdale.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmont.
E. Darlington.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Bentinck’e Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Rentra Bentinck, Widow of John Albert Bentinck, late of Privy Garden, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, deceased, on Behalf of herself and William Bentinck, John Bentinck, Charles John Bentinck, Henry Saville Bentinck, Sophia Henrietta Bentinck, Charlotte Frances Bentinck, and Harriett Elizabeth Bentinck, the Seven infant Children of the Petitioner Rentra Bentinck, by the John Albert Bentinck deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion there upon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Hodgkinson et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Banks Hodgkinson Esquire, and Bridget his Wife; James Hamlyn Esquire, and Arabella his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Shepherd et al. against Campbell and Co. Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of William Shepherd of London, Merchant, and Archibald Paterson of Glasgow, and Samuel Paterson of Edinburgh, Merchants, the Attornies of the said William Shepherd; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of June 1775; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as the Petitioners are aggrieved thereby, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that Campbell, Robertson, and Company may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Campbell, Robertson, and Company, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 14th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Procurators or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Campbell and Co. Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Messieurs Campbell, Robertson, and Company, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:”

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

Ross to enter into Rocognizance on Ross’s Appeal:

The House being moved, “That William Ross of Lincoln’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Ross of Auchnacloich, on Account of his Appeal depending: in this House, he living in Scotland.”

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

and on Munro’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That William Ross of Lincoln’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for George Munro of Culcairn, Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:”

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

Campbell and Co against Shepherd et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Meilleurs Campbell, Robertson, and Company, are Appellants, and William Shepherd and his Attornies are Respondents:”

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

Sir Edward Hales’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 certain Lease-hold Pieces of Ground in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, together with a Capital Messuage, built on Part thereof devised by the Will of Sir John Hales Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust to assign the same to Henry Herbert Esquire, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for applying the Consideration Money in such Manner as the Court of Chancery shall direct,” 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.

Fox for a Bill to exemplify the Will of Ld Bingley.

Upon reading the Petition of James Fox Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for exemplifying or enrolling the Will of George Lord Bingley deceased, and making the same Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity, as well in Ireland as in Great Britain:

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

Clayton’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Clayton of Harleford, in the County of Bucks, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Tulk et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Stuart Tulk of Crooked Lane, London, Merchant, the eldest Son and Heir of James Stuart Tulk, late of Tottenham in the County of Middlesex, Merchant, deceased; Love Stuart Tulk Spinster, One of the Daughters of the said James Stuart Tulk deceased; and the Reverend John Land Clerk, and Anne his Wife, late Anne Tulk Spinster, another of the Daughters of the said James Stuart Tulk deceased; and of Ann Tulk Widow of the said James Stuart Tulk deceased, on Behalf of John Augustus Tulk, Elizabeth Tulk, and Matilda de Courcy Tulk, her Three infant Children, by the said James Stuart Tulk deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Dunnes Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Martin Dunne of Gatley Park, in the County of Hereford M. D. and of the Reverend Thomas Dunne Clerk, A. M. Rector of the Rectory of Markeley otherwise Martley, in the Diocese and County of Worcester; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Newnham’a Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Newnham of Maresfield, in the County of Sussex, Esquire, only Son of John Newnham, late of Maresfield aforesaid, Esquire, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Sir Charles Whitworth’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Carles Whitworth Knight; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Sir Edward Swinburne’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edward Swinburne of Capbeaton, in the County of Northumberland, Baronet, on Behalf of himself and of John Edward Swinburne, Robert Swinburne, and Edward Swinburne, Children of the Petitioner Sir Edward Swinburne, all infants under the Age of Twenty-one Years; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Masterman and Francis’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Masterman and Thomas Francis, Esquires; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Gordons Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Isabel Gordon of Culvennan, Widow of William Gordon of Greenlaw, and Alexander Gordon, of Culvennan, Esquire, her eldest Son; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Sir John Webb et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Webb Baronet, the Reverend William Sanford Doctor in Divinity, Rector of the Parish of Hatherop, in the County of Gloucester, and Samuel Blackwell Esquire, Lord of the Manor or reputed Manor of the Hamlet of Williamstrip, in the Parish of Coln St. Aldwyn’s, in the same County, and Owner of Lands there; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Stapilton’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition, of Henry Stapilton of Wighill, in the County of the City of York, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Dolmans Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Dolman the Elder, and Robert Dolman the Younger; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Jones’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Philip Jones of Llanarth Court, in the County of Monmouth, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and John Jones, his only Child, who is an infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Sir William Wake et al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir William Wake Baronet, and the Reverend Edward Watkin Clerk, Master, and John Mordaunt Gentleman, Usher, of the Free School in Courtenhall, in the County of Northampton, of the Foundation of Sir Samuel Jones, late of Courtenhall aforesaid, Knight, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Morice’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Humphry Morice of Werrington, in the County of Devon, for and on the Behalf and as One of the Guardians of Sir William Molesworth of Pencarrow, in the County of Cornwall, Baronet, an infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Dashwood et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Vere Dashwood Esquire, in Behalf of himself and of his Four infant Sons and Three infant Daughters, and of Diana Dashwood the Wife of the said Charles Vere Dashwood; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Rudge’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Rudge Esquire, on Behalf of himself and Edward Rudge his eldest Son now an infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Wrigglesworth et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Nicholas Wrigglesworth of Louth, in the County of Lincoln, Apothecary, and Elizabeth his Wife, on the Behalf of themselves and of Nicholas Wrigglesworth and James Wrigglesworth their Two younger Children, who are both infants, and Ayscoghe Wrigglesworth Gentleman, the eldest Son and Heir Apparent of the said Nicholas Wrigglesworth and Elizabeth his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 16o Februarii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Raffen. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hyde.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Sondes.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hutchinson against Gamble et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Hely Hutchinson Doctor of Laws, is Appellant, and William Gamble and others, are Respondents:

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

Sir Edward Hales’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 certain Leasehold Pieces of Ground in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, together with a Capital Messuage built on Part thereof, devised by the Will of Sir John Hales Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust to assign the same to Henry Herbert Esquire, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for applying the Consideration Money in such Manner as the Court of Chancery shall direct,” 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.

Onslow el at. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Poolley Onslow of Reading; in the County of Berks, Widow; George Onslow of Ockham, in the County of Surry, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and Poolley Onslow; George Walton Onslow and Arthur Onslow his Children, infants under the Age of One-and-twenty Years; Richard Onslow of Bramdean, in the County of Hants, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and Fanny Onslow his Daughter, an infant under the Age of One-and-twenty Years, by Ann his now Wife; the said Ann the Wife of the said Richard Onslow; the Reverend Arthur Onslow Clerk, Chaplain to the Honourable House of Commons, on Behalf of himself and Richard Francis Onslow his Son, an infant under the Age of One-and-twenty Years; the Honourable and Reverend George Hamilton of Taplow, in the County of Bucks, on Behalf of himself and Ann Hamilton, Mary Hamilton, George Hamilton, Harriot Hamilton, Katherine Hamilton, Elizabeth Hamilton, Rachael Hamilton, Jane Hamilton, Cecil Hamilton, and Isabella Hamilton, Children of the said Reverend George Hamilton by Elizabeth his Wife, heretofore Elizabeth Onslow Spinster, all infants under the Age of One-and-twenty Years; and the said Elizabeth the Wife of the said George Hamilton; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Chatham to Saint Dunstan’s Cross, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and varying the Powers, of Two Acts, passed in the Third and Seventeenth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from that Part of Chatham which lies next to the City of Rochester, to Saint Dunstan’s Cross, near the City of Canterbury, in the County of Kent; and for amending and widening the Road from the present Turnpike Road at or near a Place called Makenade Corner, in the Parish of Preston, to Bagham Cross and Shalmsford Lane End, in the Parish of Chilham, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Treaties with Brunswick and House, laid before the House.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House:

“Copy of a Treaty between His Majesty and the Reigning Duke of Brunswick, signed at Brunswick, the 9th of January 1776; and Translation.
“Note concerning the Levy Money; and Translation.
“Copy of a Treaty between His Majesty and the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassell, signed at Cossell, the 15th of January 1776; and Translation.
“Copy of a Treaty between His Majesty and the Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Cassell, signed at Hanau, the 5th of February 1776; and Translation.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Treaties do lie on the Table.

Duchess of Kingston’s Trial, Committee to consider proper Methods of proceeding, revived.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the proper Methods of Proceeding in order to the Trial of Elizabeth calling herself Duchess Dowager of Kingston, indicted by the Name of Elizabeth, the Wife of Augustus John Hervey Esquire, (now Earl of Bristol, and One of the Peers of this Realm), be revived, and meet on Tuesday next.

Goldie et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Goldie Esquire, on Behalf of himself and Amelia his Wife; Richard Bennett Lloyd Esquire, on Behalf of himself and Joanna his, Wife, (which said Amelia Goldie and Joanna Lloyd are Two of the Five Daughters and Co-heirs of John Leigh, late of Northcoat, in the Isle of Wight, Esquire, deceased, and are both under the Age of Twenty-one Years); and of Amelia Leigh, Widow of the said John Leigh, John Eames Esquire, Robert Palmer Esquire, and the Reverend Richard Walker Doctor of Laws, (which said Amelia Leigh, John Eames, Robert Palmer, and Richard Walker, are the Guardians appointed by the last Will and Testament of the said John Leigh deceased, of Catherine Leigh, Elizabeth Leigh, and Mary Leigh, infants, the other Daughters and Co-heirs of the said John Leigh deceased, and are also Executors of the said Will), on Behalf of the said Catherine Leigh, Elizabeth Leigh, and Mary Leigh; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Jenkins for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend John Jenkins Clerk, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Mary Jenkins his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunae, decimum nonum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 19o Februarii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Le. Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Bath, & Wells. Dux Chandos. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Galloway. Ds. Digby.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hutchinson against Gamble et al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Hely Hutchinson Doctor of Laws, Provost of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity near Dublin, and One of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 27th of July 1775, allowing a certain Plea and Demurrer in the said Appeal mentioned; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the joint and several Answer of William Gamble, Elizabeth Tomkyns, Robert Gamble, George Gamble, and Margaret Gamble, Sarah Norman, the Governor and Governesses of the Infirmary or Hospital of the County of Meath, the Governor and Governesses of the Infirmary or Hospital of the County of Galway, Philip Tisdall, William Clement, John Stokes, Thomas Leland, William Andrews, Richard Murray, Thomas Wilson, and Michael Kearney, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order 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 Order therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed.

Marston St. Lawrence, Prebend of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Prebend of Marston Saint Lawrence, in the County of Northampton, and the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, to and with the Payment of Two several perpetual Yearly Rent Charges, to Doctor Everard Buckworth, and his Successors in the said Prebend; and for diverting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance thereof out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same so charged in John Blencowe Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns,” stands committed, be revived, and meet on Friday next.

Bonchier and Denoson against Taylor.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein William Bouchier Doctor in Physick, and William Denison Doctor in Divinity, are Appellants, and Hannah Taylor Spinster, is Respondent, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday the 4th Day of March next.

Deas et al. against the Magistrates of Edinburgh et al.:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Deas Esquire, Alexander Wight Esquire, Andrew Crobie Esquire, Advocate, Alexander Ferguson Esquire, Advocate, Mr. Alexander Gray Writer to the Signet, and Mr. Hugh Maxwell Writer in Edinburgh, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st of this instantis February; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relies in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh, John Home, Messieurs Young and Trotter, John Reid, and Richard Thomson, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents for the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on it.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Deas Esquire, and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:”

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroraæ, Dominis sic decernentibus.