House of Lords Journal Volume 34
March 1776, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: March 1776, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 571-583. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113699 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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Die Veneris, 1o Martii 1776.
Doyne against Daly et Ux. Blackthorn Enclosure Bill. Desborough Enclosure Bill. Sutton St. Michaels Enclosure Bill. Liddington and Medbourn Enclosure Bill. Cockayne to take the Name of Frith, Bill. Duston Enclosure Bill. Raithby Enclosure Bill. Wolff and Hecker’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lord, have agreed to it. Hoffman’s Nat. Bill. Horneck’s Divorce Bill;Witnesses to attend. Liardet’s Nat. Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 4o Martii 1776.
Ross against Ross. Doyne against Daly et Ux. Judgement. De Morsier and Mulhausen take the Oaths for their Naturalization. Sterne’s Bill. Owen’s Bill. Sir James Ibbetson’s Estate Bill. Liardet’s Nat. Bill. Cockayne to take the Name of Frith, Bill. Liddington Enclosure Bill. Blackthorn Enclosure Bill. Desborough Enclosure Bill. Glascott et al. against Wigmore. Ross against Ross, Cross Appeal. Rushton Spencer Enclosure Bill. Chetwood against Woolrich et Ux. In Error. Adjourn. Die Martis, 5o Martii 1776.
Liddington Enclosure Bill. Blackthorn Enclosure Bill. Rushton Spencer Enclosure Bill. Duston Enclosure Bill. Raithby Enclosure Bill. Ross et al. against Ross. Raithby Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified. Eliot’s Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend. Odel Enclosure Bill. Foreign Troops, Motion for Address relative to. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 6o Martii 1776.
Ross against Ross, et e con. Graham against Irving et al. Bouchier and Denison against Taylor. Desborough Enclosure Bill. Duston Enclosure Bill. De Morsier’s Nat. Bill. Mulhansen’s Nat. Bill. Ross against Ross, et e con. Graham against living et al. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 7o Martii 1776.
Bouchier and Denison against Taylor: Decree reversed, and Respondent’s Bill dismissed. American Mutiny Bill. Bastard Children Bill. Message from H. C. to return Sir Edward Hales’s Estate Bill. Drury Lane Theatre Fund Bill. Moore to take the Name of Foljambe, Bill. Medows to take the Name of Theobald, Act to amend, Bill. Mulhausen’s Nat. Bill: De Morsier’s Nat. Bill: Messages to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Duston Enclosure Bill: Liddington Enclosure Bill: Desborough Enclosure Bill: Blackthorn Enclosure Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Raithby Enclosure Bill. Rushton Spencer Enclosure Bill. Odel Enclosure Bill. Sutton St. Michaels Enclosure Bill. Bastide’s Nat. Bill. Hirneck’s Divorce Bill. Clayton Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 8o Martii 1776.
E. Derby’s Pedigree delivered: Takes his Seat. Lee against Ld. Vernon. Rushton Spencer Enclosure Bill. Odel Enclosure Bill. Sutton St. Michaels Enclosure Bill. Liardet’s Nat. Bill. Bastide’s Nat. Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Bastard Children Bill. Drury Lane Theatre Fund Bill. St. George’s Poor, &c. Bill. Moore to take the Name of Foljambe Bill. Raithby Enclosure Bill: Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Medows to take the Name of Theobald, Act to amend, Bill. Duchy of Cornwall, Lease, Bill. Dundee Two Pennies Scots Bill. Message from H C to return Lady Holland’s Estate, Bill. Causes put off. Stroudwater Navigation Bill. Dorsington Enclosure Bill. Severn Bridge Bill. Upton Enclosure Bill. Lincoln Heath, &c. Road Bill. Tallow, &c. Importation or, Bill. Adjourn.

Die Veneris, 1o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Pagnet.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Beaufort. Ds. Hyde.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Doyne against Daly et Ux.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Robert Doyne Esquire is Appellant, and Michael Daly Esquire, and Johanna his Wife, commonly called Lady Johanna Daly, are Respondents:

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

Blackthorn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Township, Hamlet, Preempts, or Liberties, oí Blackthorn, in the Parish of Ambrosden, in the County of Oxford.”

Desborough Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Desborough, in the County of Northampton.”

Sutton St. Michaels Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township or Liberty of Sutton Saint Michaels otherwise Sutton Bonington, commonly called Bonington End, in the County of Nottingham.”

Liddington and Medbourn Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commonable Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Liddington, and Hamlet of Medbourn, in the said Parish of Liddington, in the County of Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cockayne to take the Name of Frith, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Edward John Andrews Cockayne and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Frith only, pursuant to the Will of Neighbour Frith Esquire, deceased;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Duston Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Raithby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Raithby, near Spilsby, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Wolff and Hecker’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Godfrey Wolff and John Adam Hecker.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lord, have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Browning :

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

Hoffman’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Hoffman.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Willoughby Par.
L. Bp. Ely. L. Paget.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Chester. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Scarsdale.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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.

Horneck’s Divorce Bill;Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Francis Doyley Esquire, Samuel Fulse Esquire, John Gerrard, Ursule Antoianite Serres, and Richard Stevens, do attend this House on Thursday the 7th Day of this instant March, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Horneck Esquire with Sarah Keppel his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Liardet’s Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons. by Sir Joseph Mawbey and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Liardet;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 4o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Petriburg. Ds. Pagnet.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Trevor.
Dux Richmond. Ds. Masham.
Dux Portland. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Poulet. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Galloway. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Courtenay.

Ross against Ross.

The Answer of John Ross of Balnagown, Esquire; to the Appeal of Munro Ross of Pitcalny, Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Doyne against Daly et Ux.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as. this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Robert Doyne Esquire, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 29th of June 1771; and of Two Orders of the said Court, of the 3d of June and 4th of December 1772; and also of another Order of the said Court, of the 18th of February 1775; and praying, “That the same might be discharged, or that the Appellant might have such other. Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Michael Daly Esquire, and Johanna his Wife, commonly called Lady Johanna Daly, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, that the said Decree of the 29th of June 1771, be, and the same is hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Orders of the 3d of June 1772, and 18th of February 1775, be, and the same are hereby reversed: And it is further Ordered, That the Chief Remembrancer do compute subsequent Interest on the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, mentioned in his Report: And it is hereby declared, That the Respondent Michael Daly and Johanna his Wife, in Right of the said Johanna, are to be considered as Creditors by Specialty of the said Philip Doyne, for the said principal Sum of Two hundred Pounds, and the Interest due thereon: And it is further Ordered, That the Chief Remembrancer do take an Account of the Personal Estate of the said Philip Doyne, come to the Hands of the said Defendant Francis Jervais his Administrator, or to the Hands of any other Person or Persons, by his Order, or for his Use; and do also take an Account of the Debts and Funeral Expences of the said Philip Doyne : And it is further Ordered, That such Personal Estate (if any) be applied in Payment of what shall be so reported due, and all other the Debts and Funeral Expences of the said Philip Doyne, in a Course of Administration: And it is further Ordered, That all Parties be paid their Costs of such of the Proceedings of this Suit as are not hereby reversed, to be taxed by the Chief Remembrancer out of the Personal Estate of the said Philip Doyne : But if his Personal Estate shall not be sufficient to pay to the Respondents what shall be found due to them as Specialty Creditors of the said Philip Doyne, in a Course of Administration, together with the Costs before ordered, then it is Ordered, that the Chief Remembrancer do distinguish how much of the Interest accrued due on the said Two hundred Pounds, became due in the Life-time of Robert Doyne the Father of the said Philip Doyne, and how much thereof has accrued due since his Death: And it is further Ordered, That the said principal Sum of Two hundred Pounds, together with so much of the Interest thereof as accrued due in the Life-time of the said Robert Doyne, and the Costs before ordered, be raised by Mortgage of the Premises comprized in the Term of Five hundred Years, created by the Settlement of the 29th of August 1757, or a sufficient Part thereof, with the Approbation of the Chief Remembrancer, and that all proper Parties join therein, as he shall direct: And it is further Ordered, That what shall be found due for the said Two hundred Pounds, and the Interest thereof, in the Life-time of the said Robert Doyne, be paid to the Respondents out of the Money which shall be so raised by Mortgage; and that what shall be found due for Interest accrued since the Death of the said Robert Doyne, be paid by the Appellant to the Respondents, at such Time and Place as the Chief Remembrancer shall appoint: And it is further Ordered, That the said Court of Exchequer do give all necessary and proper Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

De Morsier and Mulhausen take the Oaths for their Naturalization.

John Alexander de Morsier and Engelbert Mulhausen took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Alexander de Morsier.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Cathcart.
D. Portland. L. Trevor.
L. Bp. Chester. L. Masham.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Sandys.
E. Carlisle. L. Hyde.
E. Poulet. L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn. L. Mansfield.
E. Galloway. L. Lyttelton.
E. Dalhousie. L. Scarsdale.
E. Northington. L. Vernon.
V. Montague.
V. Courtenay.

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.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Engelbert Mulhausen.”

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

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

Sterne’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Trustees named in the Will of William Sterne deceased, to sell and convey a Leasehold Estate vested in them by the said Will, upon certain Trusts therein mentioned, to George Hodgkinson Esquire, pursuant to Articles; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands or Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 19th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Owen’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates devised by the Will of Sarah Owen Spinster, deceased, in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, 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 Wednesday the 20th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir James Ibbetson’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several detached Parts of the Settled Estates of Sir James Ibbetson Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, and for the Application of the Money to arise by such Sale; and other Purposes 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 same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Liardet’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Liardet.”

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.

Cockayne to take the Name of Frith, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Edward John Andrews Cockayne, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Frith only, pursuant to the Will of Neighbour Frith Esquire, deceased.”

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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Liddington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commonable Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Liddington, and Hamlet of Medbourn, in the said Parish of Liddington, in the County of Wilts.”

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.

Blackthorn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Township, Hamlet, Precincts, or Liberties, of Blackthorn, in the Parish of Ambrosden, 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.

Desborough Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Desborough, in the County of Northampton.”

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.

Glascott et al. against Wigmore.

Upon reading the Petition of Ann Glascott and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Nathaniel Wigmore is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, “That the Pleadings and Proceedings in this Cause are not yet come over from Ireland on either Side, and the same are very voluminous;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That the Hearing of the said Cause may be adjourned till after all the Causes already appointed, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till after all the Causes already appointed, as desired.

Ross against Ross, Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of John Ross of Balnagown, Esquire, complaining of so much an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, the 5th of February 1740, as repelled the Defence Prescription; and praying, “That the same, so far as complained of, may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Munro Ross of Pitcalme, Son of Alexander Ross, now arrived to Majority, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Munro Ross may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 1st Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the known Counsel or Agent for the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Rushton Spencer Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, Mr. Asheton Curzon and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within tie Manor of Rushton Spencer, in the Parish of Leek, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chetwood against Woolrich et Ux. 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 John Chetwood Esquire, is Plaintiff, and John Woolrich and Sarah his Wife, Executrix of Thomas Railton deceased, are Defendants.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 5o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Cumberland. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Pagnet.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Sarum. Comes Darmouth, C.P.S. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. King.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Richmond. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Grafton. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Bolton. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Landaven. Dux Devonshire. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Portland. Ds. Archer.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Manchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Raffen. Dux Chandos. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Dux Dorset. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Hetford, Camerarius. Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Boston.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Camden.
Comes Essex. Ds. Digby.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Liddington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commonable Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Liddington and Hamlet of Medbourn, in the said Parish of Liddington, in the County of Wilts,” 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.”

Blackthorn Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Township, Hamlet, Precincts, or Liberties of Blackthorn, in the Parish of Ambrosden, in the County of Oxford,” was Committed.

Rushton Spencer Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons Waste Grounds within the Manor of Rushtom Spencer, in the Parish of Leek, in the County of Stafford.

Duston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Duston, in the County of Northampton.

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Abergavenny.
D. Richmont. L. Bo. London. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Durham. L. Pagnet.
D. Beauford. L. Bp. Ely. L. Cathcart.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Boyle.
D. Devonshire. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Trevor.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Cadogan.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. King.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Monson.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Dorset. L. Sandys.
L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Bruce.
Ld. Steward. L Bp Landaff. L. Ravensworth.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Archer.
L. Bp. Chester. L. Ponsonby.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Hyde.
E. Pembroke. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Mansfield.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Lyttelton.
E. Exeter. L. Wycombe.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Sondes.
E. Sandwich. L. Grosvenor.
E. Essex. L. Scarsdale.
E. Carlisle. L. Boston.
E. Berkeley. L. Pelham.
E. Abingdon. L. Beaulieu.
E. Plymouth. L. Vernon.
E. Rochford. L. Ducie.
E. Coventry. L. Camden.
E. Jersey. L. Digby.
E. Poulet. L. Sundridge.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Strafford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Se le.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Raithby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Raithby near Spilsby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Ross et al. against Ross.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mrs. Elizabeth Ross, Widow of Hugh Ross, late of St. Mary Axe, in the City of London, Esquire, deceased, Andrew Ross late Captain of the Ship Ancorwick, in the Service of the Honourable East India Company, Nephew of the said Hugh Ross, and George Urquhart of Gray’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, Executors named in the last Will and Testament of the said Hugh Ross, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 24th of January 1772; also of Three other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 5th of August, 29th of November, and 21st December, 1774; as also of Three other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, Two of which were pronounced on the 17th, and the other on the 28th of February 1775; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 3d of February 1775, and 14th of February last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that David Ross Son of Alexander Ross deceased, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said David Ross may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Raithby Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified.

The Lord Hyde, as Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Raithby near Spilsby, in the County of Lincoln,” was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit.”

Eliot’s Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That William Constable, Sarah Constable, Charles Ryder, Thomas Sneed, Jane Price, Sarah Race, Richard Cosway, John Crawford, John Hayward, and John Bolton, do attend this House on Friday the 15th Day of this instant March, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Eliot Doctor in Physick, with Grace Dalrymple his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Odel Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Odel, in the County of Bedford;” which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

St. George’s Poor, &c, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better maintaining, regulating, and employing the Poor within the Parish of Saint George, in the County of Middlesex; and for cleansing and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and other open Passages and Places; and for keeping and regulating a Nightly Watch within such Parts of the said Parish as are not within the Liberty of the Tower of London;” to which they desire the Concurrence this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Foreign Troops, Motion for Address relative to.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, “That the following Address be presented to His Majesty;” (videlicet),

“Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, humbly beg Leave to represent to Your Majesty, that it is with the utmost Concern we have seen the Treaties which Your Majesty, by the Advice of Your Ministers, has been pleased to enter into with their Serene Highnesses the Duke of Brunswick, the Landgrave of Hesse Cossell, and the Count of Hanau, and which Your Majesty has been graciously pleased to communicate to this House.

We beg Leave humbly to represent to Your Majesty the Sense we entertain of the Danger and Disgrace attending this inconsiderate Measure, when it has been judged necessary, in the First Exertions of Great Britain, to subjugate her Colonies, to hire an Army of Foreign Mercenaries, acknowledging to all Europe that these Kingdoms are unable, either from Want of Men, or from Disinclination to this Service, to furnish a competent Number of natural-born Subjects to make the First Campaign. And it is a melancholy Consideration, that the drawing off the National Troops (though feeble for the unhappy Purpose on which they are employed) will yet leave these Kingdoms naked and exposed to the Assault and Invasion of powerful neighbouring and rival Nations.

And we further beg Leave humbly to submit to Your Majesty, that if the Justice and Equity of this unnatural War was not questioned by so large a Part of Your Majesty’s Subjects, yet a Reconciliation with the Colonies, though attended with some Concessions, would be more agreeable to found Policy, than to intrust the Prosecution of Hostilities to Foreigners in whom we cannot confide, and who, when they are at so great a Distance from their, own Country, and suffering under the Distresses of a War wherein they have no Interest or Concern, and with so many Temptations to exchange Vassalage for Freedom, will be more likely to mutiny or desert, than to unite faithfully, and co-operate with Your Majesty’s natural-born Subjects.

We ought not to conceal from Your Majesty the Anxiety we feel on the Latitude of the Articles in the several Treaties which stipulate the Power in Your Majesty, of employing these Troops in any Part of Europe. Means are hereby provided for introducing a Foreign Army even into this Realm, and we cannot so far confide in Your Majesty’s Ministers, as to suppose they would be very scrupulous in advising such a Measure, since they have already introduced Foreign Troops into Two of our strongest Fortresses, and have offered to bring Four thousand more Foreigners into the Kingdom of Ireland, without the Consent of the British Parliament.

That we have moreover just Reason to apprehend, that when the Colonies come to understand that Great Britain is forming Alliances, and hiring Foreign Troops, for their Destruction, they may think they are well justified, by the Example, in endeavouring to avail themselves of the like Assistance, and that France, Spain, Prussia, or other Powers of Europe, may conceive they have as good a Right as Hesse, Brunswick, and Hanau, to interfere in our Domestick Quarrels; and if the Flames of a War from these Proceedings should be kindled in Europe, which we fear is too probable, we reflect, with Horror, upon the Condition of this Country, under Circumstances wherein she may be called upon to resist the formidable Attack of powerful Enemies, which may require the Exertion of her whole Force, at a Time when the Strength and Flower of the Nation is employed in fruitless Expeditions on the other Side of the World.

“That the Treaty, by stipulating not only to give to the Landgrave of Hesse, in case of Attack or Disturbance in the Possession of his Territories, all the Succour which shall be in Your Majesty’s Power to give, but likewise to continue such Succour until the Landgrave shall have obtained entire Security, and a just Indemnification, lays this Kingdom under a Necessity of taking Part in every Quarrel upon the Continent in which his Serene Highness may happen to be engaged, and that without any equivalent Consideration to make the Contract reciprocal, as this Island can expect no Assistance in any of her Wars, from an inconsiderable Sovereignty in the Heart of Germany, from which more Troops are already drawn than she is able to replace for her own Defence, and whose Revenues are not sufficient to maintain even those she has lent, without the Aid of Subsidy. We conceive, therefore, that this Engagement of Great Britain to defend and indemnify, must be considered as Part of the Price she is to pay for the Hire of these Troops. If this Article of Charges (which cannot be estimated) be added to the enormous Expences of Levy Money, Charges of making good the Losses of the several Corps, Ordinary and Extraordinary Subsidies, and their Continuation after the Troops are returned to their respective Countries, and can be of no Use to Great Britain, we may say, with Truth, that Great Britain never before entered into a Treaty so expensive, so unequal, so dishonourable, and so dangerous in its Consequences.

We therefore humbly implore Your Majesty to give immediate Orders for stopping the March of the Hessian, Brunswick, and Hanau Troops, and for a Suspension of Hostilities in America, in order to lay the Foundation of a speedy and permanent Reconciliation between the great contending Parts of this distracted Empire.”

It was moved, “To agree with the said Motion:”

Which being objected to:

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

DISSENTIENT.
“ABINGDON.
“PONSONBY.
“KING.
“FITZWILLIAM.
“ARCHER.
“PORTLAND.
“EFFINGHAM.
“ABERGAVENNY.
“CAMDEN.
“RICHMOND.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 6o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Richmond. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Northington.
Viscount. Montague.
Viscount. Townshend.
Viscount. Falmouth.
Viscount. Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Ross against Ross, et e con.

The Answer of Munro Ross of Pitcalney, Esquire, to the Cross Appeal of John Ross of Balnagown, Esquire was this Day brought in:

Graham against Irving et al.

As was also, The Answer of James Irving junior, and others, to the Appeal of Alexander Graham.

Bouchier and Denison against Taylor.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein William Bouchier Doctor in Physick, and William Denison Doctor in Divinity, are Appellants, and Hannah Taylor Spinster, is Respondent:

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

Desborough Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Desborough, in the County of Northampton,” 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 Contents, 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.”

Duston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Duston, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

De Morsier’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Alexander de Morsier,” 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.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Mulhansen’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Engelbert Mulhausen,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ross against Ross, et e con.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Munro Ross of Pitcalny, Esquire, is Appellant, and John Ross of Balnavown. Esquire, is Respondent et e con :”

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.

Graham against living et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Alexander Graham is Appellant, and James Irving junior, Shipmaster, and others, are Respondents:”

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 7o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Norvicen. Comes Huntington. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Abercorn. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Galloway. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bath & Wells. Comes Dalhousie. Ds. King.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Marchmont. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Comes Northington. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Spencer. Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Viscount. Montague.
Viscount. Falmouth.
Viscount. Courtenay.
Viscount. Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Bouchier and Denison against Taylor:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Bouchier of Penn, in the County of Bucks, Doctor in Physick, and William Denison of the University of Oxford, Doctor in Divinity, (which Appeal, upon the Death of George Taylor Respondent thereto, was, by Order of this House of the 25th Day of January last, revived against his Daughter Hannah Taylor Spinster, his Administratrix), complaining of a Decree or Order of the Court of Chancery of the 21st of July 1774; 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 George Taylor, and the Answer of the said Hannah Taylor, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree reversed, and Respondent’s Bill dismissed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree or Order complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is further Ordered, That the Respondent’s Bill be dismissed.

American Mutiny Bill.

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

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

Bastard Children Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, An Act to prevent the destroying and murdering of Bastard Children;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H. C. to return Sir Edward Hales’s Estate Bill.

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

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

Drury Lane Theatre Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better securing a Fund belonging to certain Persons of the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, applicable to Charitable Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Moore to take the Name of Foljambe, Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Francis Ferrand Moore Esquire, now called Francis Ferrand Foljambe, and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Foljambe, pursuant to the Wills of Francis Foljambe and Thomas Foljambe Esquires, deceased;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Medows to take the Name of Theobald, Act to amend, Bill.

The Lord Cathcart presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave of the 9th of February last) a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made and passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to enable John Medows the Elder, Gentleman, and his Issue Male, to take the Surname and Arms of Theobald, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Theobald Widow, deceased;” and also to enable John Medows, eldest Son of the said John Medows, (now John Theobald), and the Heirs of his Body, to take the said Surname, and bear the said Arms of Theobald.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mulhausen’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Engelbert Mulhausen.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

De Morsier’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Alexander de Morsier.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Duston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Duston, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Liddington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commonable Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Liddington, and Hamlet of Medbourn in the said Parish of Liddington, in the County of Wilts.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Desborough Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Blackthorn Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Township, Hamlet, Precincts, or Liberties of Blackthorn, in the Parish of Ambrosden, 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 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.

Raithby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Trevor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Raithby, near Spilsby, in the County of Lincoln,” 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.”

Rushton Spencer Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Rushton Spencer, in the Parish of Leek, in the County of Stafford.”

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

E. Huntingdon. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Willoughby Br.
E. Abercorn. L. Willoughby Par.
E. Galloway. L. Bp. London. L. Paget.
E. Dalhousie. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Cathcart.
E. Marchmont. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Trevor.
E. Northington. L. Bp. Oxford. L. King.
E. Spencer. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Bruce.
L. Mansfield.
V. Montague. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Scarsdale.
V. Falmouth. L. Bp. Litch & Cov. L. Vernon.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward. L. Bp. Bangor.

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.

Odel Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Odel, in the County of Bedford.”

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.

Sutton St. Michaels Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township or Liberty of Sutton Saint Michaels, otherwise Sutton Bonington, commonly called Bonington End, 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 the same Day, at the same Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Bastide’s Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lewis Vialetes Bastide;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hirneck’s Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Horneck Esquire, with Sarah Keppel his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” which stands appointed For this Day, be put off to Tuesday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend as Witnesses on this Day, do then attend.

Clayton Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable William Clayton Esquire, during his Life, and the Guardians of his infant Children after his Decease, to make building and improving Leases of certain Lands and Premises, Part of the Manor of Kennington, in the County of Surry, held by Letters Patent from His Majesty as Part of the Dutchy of Cornwall, and to raise Money for Payment of the Fines and Expences of renewing the said Letters Patent, and for defraying the Expences to attend the granting such building and improving Leases.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 8o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Dorset. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Comes Derby. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount, Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

E. Derby’s Pedigree delivered:

Garter King at Arms delivered in, at the Table, the Pedigree of Edward Earl of Derby, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Takes his Seat.

This Day Edward Earl of Derby sat First in Parliament after the Death of his Grandfather Edward Earl of Derby; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lee against Ld. Vernon.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be heard in the Cause wherein Richard Lee Esquire is Appellant, and the Right Honourable George Lord Vernon is Respondent, being an Appeal from an Order of Dismission of the Court of Exchequer, of the 19th of June 1775.

Mr. Solicitor General was heard for the Appellant.

Mr. Dunning was also heard for the Appellant.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; and that the Counsel be called in precisely at Two o’Clock.

Rushton Spencer Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Rushton Spencer, in the Parish of Leek, in the County of Stafford,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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.”

Odel Enclosure Bill.

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

Sutton St. Michaels Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township or Liberty of Sutton Saint Michaels otherwise Sutton Bonington, commonly called Bonington End, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Liardet’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An, Act for naturalizing John Liardet,” 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.”

Bastide’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lewis Vialetes Bastide.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Par.
D. Dorset. L. Cathcart.
L. Bp. Ely.
Ld. Steward. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Trevor.
L. Sandys.
E. Derby. L. Bruce.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Chester. L. Hyde.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Walpole.
E. Galloway. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Mansfield.
E. Dalhousie. L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont. L. Vernon.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Falmouth.
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.

American Mutiny Bill.

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

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

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

Bastard Children Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, “An Act to prevent the destroying and murdering of Bastard Children.”

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.

Drury Lane Theatre Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better securing a Fund belonging to certain Persons of the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, applicable to charitable Uses; and for other Purposes 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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

St. George’s Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better maintaining, regulating, and employing the Poor within the Parish of Saint George, in the County of Middlesex, and for cleansing and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and other open Passages and Places, and for keeping and regulating a Nightly Watch within such Parts of the said Parish as are not within the Liberty of the Tower of 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Moore to take the Name of Foljambe Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Francis Ferrand Moore Esquire, now called Francis Ferrand Foljambe, and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Foljambe, pursuant to the Wills of Francis Foljambe and Thomas Foljambe, Esquires, deceased.”

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.

Raithby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Raithby near Spilsby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

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

Medows to take the Name of Theobald, Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to, amend an Act, made and passed in the Fourteenth” Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to enable John Medows the Elder, Gentleman, and his Issue Male, to take the Surname and Arms of Theobald, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Theobald Widow, deceased;” and also to enable John Medows, eldest Son of the said John Medows, (now John Theobald), and the Heirs of his Body, to take the said Surname, and to bear the said Arms of Theobald.”

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Duchy of Cornwall, Lease, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Bayntun and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dundee Two Pennies Scots Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Three Acts of Parliament, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots upon every Pint of Ale and Beer brewed and vended within the Town of Dundee, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, for the Purposes in the said Acts mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H C to return Lady Holland’s Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Advowson of the Rectory of Pewsey, in the County of Wills, (Part of the Estate comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Stephen late Lord Holland, deceased), in Trustees, and their Heirs, in Trust, to be sold; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby, in finishing and compleating a Mansion House at Winterslow, in the same County;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Sir John Eden Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and the Right Honourable John Earl of Bute, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Stroudwater Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “Act to amend an Act, passed in the Third Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for making navigable the River Stroudwater, in the County of Gloucester, from the River Severn, at or near Framiload to Wallbridge, near the Town of Stroud, in the same County;” and for giving other Powers for the Purpose of making a Navigation from Framiload to Wallbridge aforesaid;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dorsington Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Severn Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge across the River Severn, from Benthall, in the County of Salop, to the opposite Shore at Madeley Wood, in the said County; and for making proper Avenues or Roads to and from the same;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Upton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Lincoln Heath, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the East Side of Lincoln Heath to the City of Peterborough, and from the East End of Marham Lane to the Town of Walton, in the County of Northampton; and from the Town of Bourn to the Town of Colterworth, and from Donnington High Bridge to the Cross Post in the Parish of Hacconby; and from the East End of a Lane called Hale Drove, to and through the Town of Old Sleaford to the End of Long Edge, in the Parish of Quarrington, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tallow, &c. Importation or, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Joseph Mawbey and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue for a further Time an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to discontinue for a limited Time the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hogs Lard, and Grease;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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