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

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: March 1776, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 583-604. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113700 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 11o Martii 1776.
Lee against Ld Vernon: Judgement: Rogers against Holled et al. Bastard children Bill. Williams’s Divorce Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Causes put off. Adjourn. Die Martis, 12o Martii 1776.
Rudge Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Clayton’s Bill. Land Tax Commissioners Act, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill. Beckingham Enclosure Bill. Nocton Enclosure, &c. Bill. Derby, &c. Roads Bill. Brougham Enclosure Bill. Marshall’s Bill. St. George’s Poor,&c Bill. Bastide’s Nat Bill. Hoffman’s Nat. Bill. Drury Lane Theatre Fund Bill. Rushton Spencer Enclosure Bill: Sutton St. Michaels Enclosure Bill: Odel Enclosure Bill: Liardet’s Nat Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Stroudwater Navigation Bill. Warmington Enclosure Bill. Marshall’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Duchy of Cornwall, Leases, Bill. Dundee Two Pennies Scots Bill. Tallow, &c. Importation of, Bill. seven Bridge Bill. Blake against Perrin and Vaughan in Error. Hearing put off to next Session. Lords Summoned. American Mutiny Bill. Williams’s Divorce Bill. Bastard Children Bill. Eliot’s Divorce Bill. Horneck’s Divorce Bill. Beckingham Enclosure Bill, the King’s Consent signified. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 13o Martii 1776.
Williams’s Divorce Bill: Message to H. C. with it. American Mutiny Bill: Drury Lane Theatre Fund Bill: St. George’s Poor, &c. Bill: Hoffman’s Nat. Bill: Bastide’s Nat, Bill: Messages to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Five proceeding Bills. Warmington Enclosure Bill. Stroudwater Navigation Bill. Severn Bridge Bill. Moore to take the Name of Foljambe, Bill. Cockayne to take the Name of Frith, Bill. Rudge’s Bill. Land Tax Commissioner. Act, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill. Derby, &c. Road Bill. Upton Enclosure Bill. Nocton Enclosure, &c. Bill. Beckingham Enclosure Bill. Duchy of Cornwall, Leases, Bill. Tallow, &c. Importation of, Bill. Horneck’s Divorce Bill. Lea Enclosure Bill. Boreham Wood Common Enclosure Bill. Message from H.C. to return E. Strathmore’s Estate Bill, with an Amendment. Ashwood Hay, &c Enclosure Bill. Stroudwater Navigation Bill: Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to it. E. Strathmore’s Estate Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 14o Martii 1776.
Hinde et Ux. Leave for a Bill: Bill read; Upton Enclosure Bill. Beckingham Enclosure Bill. Nocton Enclosure, &c. Bill. Derby Road, &c. Bill. Ashwood Hay & Enclosure Bill. Boreham Wood Common Enclosure Bill: King’s Consent signified to it. Lea Enclosure Bill. Warmington Enclosure Bill: Severn Bridge Bill: Moore to take the Name of Foljambe Bill: Cockayne to take the Name of Frith, Bill: Duchy of Cornwall Leases, Bill. Messages to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Land Tax: Commissioners Act, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill, Chetwood against Woolrich et Ux. Writ of Error nonpros’d with Costs. American Colome, Motion for an Address touching them. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 15o Martii 1776.
Rogers against Holleds. Sir John Eden et al. against E. Bute et al. Eliot’s Divorce Bill. Richmond Bridge Account delivered. Causes put off. Lea Enclosure Bill; King’s Consent signified. Boreham Wood Common Enclosure Bill. Dundee Two Pennies Scots Bill. Medow’s to take the Name of Theobald, Act to amend, Bill. Macfarquhar and Douglas against. Dodsley. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, I8o Martii 1775.
Bp. Winchester takes the Oaths. Sir John Eden et al. against E. Bute et al.: Decree affirmed. Wansford Bridge, &c. Road Bill. North Hinksey Enclosure Bill. Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury Leave for a Divorce Bill. Horneck’s Divorce Bill. Lea Enclosure Bill. D. of Gloucester’s Bill. Taylor’s Patent Bill. Liardet’s Patent Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis,19o Martii 1776.
Ashwood Hay, &c. Enclosure Bill. Hinde’s Bill. Medows to take the Name of Theobald Act to amented Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Land Tax Commissioners, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill: Dundee Two Pennies Scots Bill: Derby Road, &c. Bill: Boreham Wood Common Enclosure Bill. Beckingham Enclosure Bill: Nocton Enclosure, &c. Bill: Upton Enclosure Bill. Lea Enclosure Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Wansford Bridge, &c. Road Bill. Dorsington Enclosure Bill. North Hinksey Enclosure Bill. Liardet’s Patent Bill. Sterne’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. D. of Gloucester’s Bill. Taylor’s Patent Bill. Sir William Wake et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Newnham Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Wrigglesworth et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Rogers against Rolled et al. Little Har wood Enclosure Bill. Clithero to Salford Bridge Road Bill. Message from H. C to return Marston St. Lawrence, Prebend, Bill. Forfeited Estates in Scotland, Report of Commissioners, delivered. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance, on MacFarquhar and Douglab’s Appeal. Taylor against Gordon. E Selkirk against Douglas et al. Petition to amend Appeal. Horneck’s Divorce Bill. Eliot’s Divorce Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 20o Martii 1776.
D. Gordon against E. Fife et al. Clewer Common, extinguishing Right of Soil, &c. Bill; King’s Consent signified. Sir William Wake’s Bill. Wrigglesworth’s Bill. Newnham’s Bill. Clewer Common, extinguishing Right of Soil, &Co Bill. Taylor’s Patent Bill. Little Harwood Enclosure Bill. Ashwood Hay, &c. Enclosure Bill. Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Clithero to Salford Bridge Road Bill. Morice Leave for a Bill: Bill read; Rogers against Holled et al. Petition for a Bye-Day. Sterne’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Horneck’s Divorce Bill Eliot’s Divorce Bill. Militia Pay Bill Alkerton Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 11o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Chandos. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Bath & Wells. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Vernon.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Suffolk.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Comes Denbigh.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Lee against Ld Vernon:

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be further heard in the Cause, wherein Richard Lee Esquire, is Appellant, and the Right Honourable George Lord Vernon is Respondent.

Mr. Attorney General was heard for the Respondent.

Mr. Perryn was also heard for the Respondent.

Mr. Solicitor General was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Proposed, “To reverse the Order of the Court of Exchequer complained of.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Whereupon, the following Order and Judgement was made.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last, as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Richard Lee Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer, of the 19th of June 1775, dismissing the Petitioner’s Bill without Costs; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, and to pronounce such Decree as prayed by his said Bill; 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 the Right Honourable George Lord Vernon, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration and Debate 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 Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dissmissed this House; and that the said Order therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed; without Prejudice to any Application which the Appellant has made, or may make, to the Discretion of the Officers of the Crown, as to the Manner of their executing in this Case the Trust reposed in them by His Majesty.

Rogers against Holled et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Samuel Rogers Clerk, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 3d of February last, which said Order was not made up and entered till the 6th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same 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 Chornos Holled Knightley Holled, Clerk, Thomas Smith, and the Right Reverend John Lord Bishop of Lincoln, may be required to answer the said Appeal.”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Holled, Knightley Holled Clerk, Thomas Smith, and the Right Reverend John Lord Bishop of Lincoln, 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 25th Day of this instant March.

Bastard children Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Williams’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Williams with. Ann Lantware his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

American Mutiny Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

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 Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander Duke of Gordon is Appellant, and James Earl Fife, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Thursday next be put off to Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 12o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Grafton. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Chandos. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Derby. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Vernon.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Camden.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Sandwich.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Carlisle.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Abercorn.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

Rudge Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred 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 Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Leasehold Message in Grosvenor Square, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, bequeathed by the Will of Edward Rudge Esquire deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

Clayton’s Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Duchy 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.”

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

Ld. Privy Seal. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
D. Grafton. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Durham. L. Sandys.
L. Bp. Chichester.
E. Derby. L. Ravensworth.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Hyde.
L. Bp. Exeter.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Bath &Wells. L. Scarsdale.
E. Carlisle. L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn. L. Camden.
E. Dalhousie. L. Bp. St. Asaph.
E. Marchmont. L. Bp. Peterborough.
E. Strafford. L. Bp. Chester.
E. Aylesford. L. Bp. Worcester.
E. Effingham. L. Bp. Rochester.
V. Falmouth. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
V. Courtenay. L. Bp. Bangor.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 28th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Land Tax Commissioners Act, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act, made in the same Session, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five;” and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the First-mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, “for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Beckingham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Nocton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Honourable George Hobart to enclose the Heath Lands, Field Lands, and Low Commons or Fen Grounds, in the Parish of Nocton, in the County of Lincoln; and for vetting the Glebe Lands, Vicarial Tithes, and Right of Common, belonging to the Vicarage of Nocton aforesaid, in the said George Hobart; and for making a Compensation to the Vicar of the said Parish in Lieu thereof;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Derby, &c. Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by the Lord George Cavendish 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 Road from the White Stoop near the North End of the Town of Derby, through the Towns of Duffield and Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, to the Town of Sheffield, in the County of York; and from the said Town of Duffield to the Moot Hall in the Town of Wirksworth, in the said County of Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brougham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common and Waste Grounds; within the Parish of Brougham, in the County of Westmorland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Marshall’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering Richard Hoare Esquire, the surviving Trustee named in the Will of Mary Arnold, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, to make Sale of a certain Copyhold Message or Tenement at Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex; with the Appurtenances, and the Household Goods and Furniture thereunto belonging, vested in him by the said Will, upon certain Trusts therein expressed; and to invest the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands or Tenements to be settled in like Manner,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.”

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

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

St. George’s Poor,&c Bill.

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

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

Hoffman’s Nat. Bill.

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

Drury Lane Theatre Fund Bill.

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

Rushton Spencer Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sutton St. Michaels Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Odel Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Liardet’s Nat Bill:

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

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 Mr. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Stroudwater Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An 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.”

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.

Warmington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Warmington, in the County of Warwick.”

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.

Marshall’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering Richard Hoare Esquire, the surviving Trustee named in the Will of Mary Arnold, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, to make Sale of a certain Copyhold Message or Tenement at Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex, with the Appurtenances, and the Household Goods and Furniture thereunto belonging, vested in him by the said Will, upon certain Trusts therein expressed; and to invest the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands or Tenements to be settled in like Manner.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Duchy of Cornwall, Leases, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Dundee Two Pennies Scots Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

Tallow, &c. Importation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

seven Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge across the River Severn, from Bent hall, 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.”

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.

Blake against Perrin and Vaughan in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Hannah Blake, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, and of William Perrin and Thomas Vaughan, Defendants in the said Writ of Error, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, That the Parties have for some Time been, and now are, under a Treaty of Compromise, but several of them living in Parts beyond the Seas, they have not yet been able finally to settle the Matters in Dispute between them;” and therefore praying their Lordships, That the Hearing of this Cause may stand adjourned till after all the Causes already appointed:”

Hearing put off to next Session.

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament.

Lords Summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Thursday next.

American Mutiny Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Williams’s Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Williams with Ann Lantware his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bastard Children Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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:”

Moved, “That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Six Months.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Six Months.

Eliot’s Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Counsel be called in at One o’Clock on Friday next, 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.”

Horneck’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Horneck Esquire with Sarah Keppel, his now Wise, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in; and Mr. Macdonald appearing as Counsel for the Bill; but no Counsel appearing against it,

James Senior was called, in order to prove Service of the Order for the said Second Reading and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he served Mrs. Horneck on the 19th of February last, at Calais, personally, with the Order of this House for the Second Reading of the Bill; and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill.” Being asked, If Mrs. Horneck has been lately in England;” said, He believed not.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time; and Mr. Macdonald was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and, in order to prove the Marriage, called John Gerard; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he had lived as Servant with the Countess Dowager of Albemarle Nineteen Years: That he was present at the Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Horneck on the 31st of May 1773, at Saint Martins Church: That Mrs. Horneck returned to Lady Albemarles House in March 1774, and left it unknown to Lady Albemarle on the. 24th of March 1774; after which Mrs. Horneck never returned.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Brooke Allen Brydges was called in; and, being sworn, produced an Office Copy of the Judgement obtained in the Court of King’s Bench, against John Scawen Esquire, for Criminal Conversation with the said Mrs. Horneck.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against the said Mrs. Horneck, for Adultery.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Ursula Antonietta Serres was called in; but not being able to speak English,Solomon Schomberg was called in, and sworn, and interpreted the Questions put to her, and her Answers; and the being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That the has been in England about Seven Months: That she lived as a Servant with Mr. and Mrs. Scawen, at Paris, in 1774: That she took Mrs. Scawen for Mr. Scawens Wife: That they lived together as Man and Wife: That she has seen them in their Bed Chamber together: That they slept in the same Bed when so disposed; and that she has frequently seen them in Bed together.” Being asked, “If she ever heard who Mrs. Scawen was;” said, “That she had heard Lady St. Georgesay, “Mrs. Scawen was a Lady who had changed her Husband for a Time:” That the Witness now thinks she was Mrs. Horneck; she having been told so since leaving them.”

She and the Interpreter were directed to withdraw.

Then Captain DOyley was called in; and, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That he knows Captain Scawen and Mrs. Horneck personally; that he saw them both at Naples in January 1775, where they lived as Man and Wife; that they were always together, and passed as Man and Wife.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Ursula Antonietta Serres and. her Interpreter were again called in; and being again examined, acquainted the House, “That she lived as Servant with Mr. and Mrs. Scawen at Naples, and that she has frequently seen them in Bed together there.”

They were directed to withdraw. The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Beckingham Enclosure Bill, the King’s Consent signified.

The Lord Hyde, as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Beckingham, in the County of Nottingham.”as are not within the Liberty of the Tower of,” was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 13o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower,Præses. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Portland. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Chandos.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS,

Williams’s Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Williams with Ann Lantware his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

American Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Drury Lane Theatre Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. George’s Poor, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative:

Hoffman’s Nat. Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bastide’s Nat, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lewis Vialetes Bastide.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Five proceeding 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.

Warmington 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 Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Warmington, in the County of Warwick,” 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.”

Stroudwater Navigation Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An 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,” 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.”

Severn Bridge Bill.

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

Moore to take the Name of Foljambe, Bill.

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

Cockayne to take the Name of Frith, Bill.

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

Rudge’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Leasehold Message in Grosvenor Square, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, bequeathed by the Will of Edward Rudge Esquire, deceased, in Trustees to be sold; and other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canter bury. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Portland. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. London. L. Edgecumbe.
L. Bp. Ely. L. Walpole.
E. Suffolk. L. Scarsdale.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
E. Aber corn. L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 29th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Land Tax Commissioner. Act, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act, made in the same Session, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five;” and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the First mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, “for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Derby, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Road from the White Stoop near the North End of the Town of Derby, through the Towns of Duffield and Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, to the Town of Sheffield, in the County of York; and from the said Town of Duffieldto the Moot Hall, in the Town of Wirksworth, in the said County of Derby.”

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.

Upton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

Nocton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Honourable George Hobart to enclose the Heath Lands, Field Lands, and Low Commons, or Fen Grounds, in the Parish of Notion, in the County of Lincoln; and for vesting the Glebe Lands, Vicarial Tithes, and Right of Common, belonging to the Vicarage of Notion aforesaid, in the said George Hobart; and for making a Compensation to the Vicar of the said Parish, in Lieu thereof.”

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

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

Beckingham Enclosure Bill.

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

Duchy of Cornwall, Leases, Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Tallow, &c. Importation of, Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Horneck’s Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Horneck Esquire, with Sarah Keppel his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, “That they had made a Progress in the Bill, and desired that another Time might be appointed for the Committee to sit again.”

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

Lea Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Lea, in the Parishes of Ashover, Crich and Southwinfield, in the County of Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Boreham Wood Common Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground, called Boreham Wood Common, in the Parish of Elstree otherwise Idlestree, in the County of Hertford;” 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 E. Strathmore’s Estate Bill, with an Amendment.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Durham, Middlesex, Berks, and Sussex, and in the City of London, (Part of the Freehold and Copyhold Estates devised by the Will of George Bowes Esquire, deceased), in Trustees, to be sold or exchanged; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Messages, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses;” and to acquaint this House, That

they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment;

to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Ashwood Hay, &c Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, called Ashwood Hay and Wall Heath, and several other Parcels of Waste Lands and Commonable Places, Part and Parcel of Ashwood Hay, situate within the Manor and Parish of Kingswinford, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill Was read the First Time.

Stroudwater Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An 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 Framload to Wallbridge aforesaid.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

E. Strathmore’s Estate Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting certain Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Durham, Middlesex, Berks, and Sussex, and in the City of London, (Part of the Freehold and Copyhold Estates devised by the Will of George Bowes Esquire, deceased), in Trustees, to be sold or exchanged; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby, in the Purchase of other Messages, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.”

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House:

And a Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, to acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 14o 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 Br.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Dartmouth. C.P.S. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Landaven. Dux Richmond. Ds. King.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Grafton. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Devonshire. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Gordon. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Portland. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Hyde.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Derby. Ds. Boston.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
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 Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hinde et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Jacob Hinde Esquire, and Anne his Wife, in Behalf of themselves and of their infant Children; 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 Petitioned Report:

Bill read;

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for settling certain Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone and Saint Pancras, or One of them, in the County of Middlesex, to the Uses agreed to be thereof limited in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Jacob Hinde, Esquire, with Anne Thayer, now Anne Hinde, his Wife, with Power to make such Leases thereof as in the said Act are mentioned.”

Upton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Upton, 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.”

Beckingham 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, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Beckingham, in the County of Nottingham”, was committed.

Nocton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Honourable George Hobart to enclose the Heath Lands, Field Lands, and Low Commons or Fen Grounds, in the Parish of Nocton, in the County of Lincoln; and for vesting the Glebe Lands, Vicarial Tithes, and Right of Common, belonging to the Vicarage of Notion aforesaid, in the said George Hobart; and for making a Compensation to the Vicar of the said Parish in Lieu thereof,” was committed.

Derby Road, &c. Bill.

The Lord, Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 Road from the White Stoop near the North End of the Town of Derby, through the Towns of Duffield and Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, to the Town of Sheffield in the County of York; and from the said Town of Duffield to the Moot Hall in the Town of Wirksworth, in the said County of Derby,” 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.”

Ashwood Hay & Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, certain and Waste Lands called Ashwood Hay and Wall Heath, and several other parcels of Waste lands and Commonable Places, Part and Parcel of Ashwood Hay, situate within the Manor and parish of Kingswinford, in the County of Stafford.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Abergavenny.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. London. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Durham. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Devonshire. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Paget.
D. Marlborough. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Craven.
D. Gordon. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Cathcart.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Trevor.
D. Portland. L. King.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Monson.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Godolphin.
D. Dorset. L. Edgecumbe.
Ld. Steward. L. Bp. Chester. L. Sandys.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Bruce.
L. Bp. Rochester. L. Ravensworth.
Ld. Derby. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Ponsonby.
E. Huntingdon. L. Hyde.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Walpole.
E. Denbigh. L. Mansfield.
E. Sandwich. L. Lyttelton.
E. Essex. L. Wycombe.
E. Carlisle. L. Sondes.
E. Berkeley. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abingdon. L. Boston.
E. Plymouth. L. Pelham.
E. Scarbrough. L. Beaulieu.
E. Rochford. L. Vernon.
E. Jersey. L. Sundridge.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. March.
E. Strafford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldergrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsbrough.
V. Montague.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Torrington.
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.

Boreham Wood Common Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground, called Boreham Wood Common, in the Parish of Elstree otherwise Idlestree, in the County of Hertford.”

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.

King’s Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last-mentioned Bill, was pleased to content, (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit.”

Lea 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 Lea, in the Parishes of Ashover, Crich and Southwinfield, in the County of Derby.”

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.

Warmington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Warmington, in the County of Warwick.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill mail pais?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Severn Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Moore to take the Name of Foljambe Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cockayne to take the Name of Frith, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tallow, &c. Importation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice leca est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Duchy of Cornwall Leases, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.

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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Land Tax: Commissioners Act, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill,

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act, made in the same Session, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Tear One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five;” and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first-mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, “for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Chetwood against Woolrich et Ux.

Upon reading the Petition of John Woolrich and Sarah his Wife, Defendants in a Writ of Error, depending in this House, wherein John Chetwood Esquire is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time ordered by the House;” and therefore praying, “That the said Writ of Error may be nonpros’d, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writ of Error nonpros’d with Costs.

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

American Colome, Motion for an Address touching them.

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

It was moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, beseeching His Majesty, that, in order to prevent the further Effusion of Blood, and to manifest how desirous the King of Great Britain and His Parliament are to restore Peace to all Parts of the Dominions of His Majesty’s Crown, and how earnestly they wish to redress any real Grievance of His Majesty’s Subjects, His Majesty would be graciously pleased to issue His Royal Proclamation; declaring, that in case the Colonies, within a reasonable Time before or after the Arrival of the Troops destined for America, shall present a Petition to the Commander in Chief in America, or to the Commissioner or Commissioners to be appointed by His Majesty under the Authority of an Act, intituled, “An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, The Three lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Corolina, and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay;” and also Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, for retraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable His Majesty, or any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, and to issue Proclamations, in the Cases and for the Purposes therein mentioned; and setting forth in such Petition, which is to be transmitted to His Majesty; what they consider to be their just Rights and real Grievances, that in such Case His Majesty will consent to a Suspension of Arms; and that His Majesty has Authority from His Parliament to assure them, that such their Petition mail be received, considered, and answered.”

Which being objected to;

And a Question sated thereupon:

After long Debate,

The previous Question was put, “Whether the said Question shall be now put ?”

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 15o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales imam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Comes Bathurst. Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Rogers against Holleds.

The Answer of Thomas Holled and the Reverend Knightley Holled Clerk, to the Appeal of Samuel Rogers Clerk, was this Day brought in.

Sir John Eden et al. against E. Bute et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Sir John Eden Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and the Right Honourable John Earl of Bute and others, are Respondents:

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

Eliot’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for 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;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned.

Counsel were accordingly called in; and Mr. Macdonald appearing as Counsel for the Bill; but no Counsel appearing against it,

John Acton was called, in order to prove Service of the Order for the said Second Reading; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he served Mrs. Eliot, on the 7th of March last, personally, with the Order of this House for the Second Reading of the Bill; and, at the same Time, delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read the Second Time:

And Mr. Macdonald was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and, in order to prove the Marriage, called Richard Minshull; who, being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the Parish Church of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex; and declaring, “that the same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original.” The same was read; whereby it appeared that Doctor Eliot and Grace Dalrymple were married at the said Parish Church, on the 19th of October 1771.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Acton was again called in; and produced an Office Copy of the Judgement obtained in the Court of King’s Bench against the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Valentia, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Criminal Conversation with the said Mrs. Eliot.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Grene Principal Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against the said Mrs. Eliot, for Adultery.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then William Constable was called in; and, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That he lives as Servant with Doctor Eliot: That he watched Mrs. Eliot on the ill of April 1774, when she ordered a Coach to be called, in order to pay a Visit, as she said, to a Lady in Spring Gardens: That she went into the Coach: That he watched the Coach, which drove down the Strand, opposite to Craven Street, and then went up Saint Martin’s Lane: That Mrs. Eliot got out of the Coach opposite to Maiden Lane, walked down Bulleyn Court, into the Strand, where she got into another Coach in which Lord Valentia was, whom he, the Witness, personally knows: That this Second Coach drove a very round-about Way to Berkeley Row, and stopped at the Door of a Mrs. Price, in that Street: That Mrs. Eliot and Lord Valentia got out of the Coach, and went into Mrs. Price’s: That he, the Witness, lest them there, and returned home to acquaint Doctor Eliot with what he had seen, having lest another Person there to watch them: That they gave a double Knock at the Door, and that there were no other Carriages at the Door.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Charles Ryder, another Servant of Doctor Eliot’s, was called in; and, being sworn and examined, gave the same Evidence as the last Witness as to Lord Valentia and Mrs. Eliot’s going to Mrs. Price’s, in Berkeley Row: “That they got there about Nine o’Clock in the Evening: That he waited till they came out of Mrs. Price’s, which was about Half an Hour past Eleven o’ Clock: That they went into a Coach, and drove to Charing Cross, where the Coachman stopped; and, having received Directions, returned, by a very round-about Way, to Mrs. Price’s, where he lest them, being very tired with following the Coach, never having lost Sight of it.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Jane Price was called in, and sworn; and, being examined, acquainted the House, “That she lived in Berkeley Street in April 1774: That she knows Lord Valentia: That she saw him at her House in the Beginning of April 1774: That he had been at her House Twice with a Female: That the First Time they supped together in the Parlour: That the Second Time they supped in a Bed Room opposite the Dining Room: That they were together for Two Hours the last Time, and went away between Eleven and Twelve o’Clock in an Hackney Coach: That the Lady returned, and said, “she was much frightened, having been watched:” That Lord Valentia returned in Five Minutes after the Lady, who then went away in a Chair.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then William Constable was again called in; and acquainted the House, “That Mrs. Eliot returned home that Night in a Chair: That the Chairman said, “they were paid;” which was not usual for Mrs. Eliot to do, as the Chair Hire was always before charged to Doctor Eliot: That Mrs. Eliot’s Cloaths, when she came home, were much tumbled, and her Hair loose.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Sarah Race was called in; and, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That she lived as a Servant with Mrs. Price, in Berkeley Street, in 1774: That she has seen Lord Valentia at Mrs. Price’s in Spring 1774: That she does not know Mr. Acton, but that a Gentleman applied to her about this Bill a Month after Lord Valentia was at Mrs. Price’s: That she believes Lord Valentia was there Twice with a Lady: That the First Time they were together in the Parlour; that the Second Time they were together in a Bed Room opposite the Dining Room: That they were together the last Time an Hour, and went away between Eleven and Twelve o,Clock: That she was ordered to get a Coach for them, and was desired to go down Stairs: That she thinks they supped together each Time in the Parlour; that she carried Supper in: That the last Time they were there the Lady returned, (after having gone away with Lord Valentia in an Hackney Coach), and that Lord Valentia returned in about Five Minutes after her, and that the Lady then went away in a Chair: That she could not see the Lady’s Face.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Sneed was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he lived with Doctor Eliot as a Servant Five Years, and upwards: That he walked out with Mrs. Eliot one Evening in Spring; that she was joined by a Gentleman at Spring Gardens, who walked with her; that he followed them, and in Cockspur Street the Gentleman with his Mistress was met by another, who called him My Lord, and that he heard the Gentleman who walked with her say, “he would take Care of her:” That they conversed together chiefly in French.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Bolton was called in, and sworn; and being examined as to what Sort of a House Mrs. Price’s was, acquainted the House, “That it was looked upon by the Neighbours as an House for the Reception of Ladies and Gentlemen for Gallantry.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Richard Cosway was called in; and, being sworn and examined; gave the same Evidence as the last Witness.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then William Constable was again called in, and proved Three Letters to be the Hand Writing of Mrs. Eliot, One of which he, the Witness, found in Mrs. Eliot’s Bed Chamber directed to Lord Valentia.

And the same was read at the Bar, as was also another Letter to Lord Valentia, taken out of Mrs. Eliot’s Pocket by Doctor Eliot.

Then another Letter from Mrs. Eliot to Doctor Eliot was likewise read at the Bar.

Being examined as to the Cohabitation of Doctor Eliot and Mrs. Eliot, said, “They never had cohabited together since the Beginning of May 1774: That they had but One Child, which is dead; and that he never heard that Mrs. Eliot has had any Children since me and the Doctor parted.”

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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 Tuesday next.

Richmond Bridge Account delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Clement Smith, from the Commissioners for building Richmond Bridge, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar,

“Cash Account for building Richmond Bridge.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Alexander Duke of Gordon is Appellant, and James Earl Fife, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Tuesday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Lea Enclosure Bill; King’s Consent signified.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Lea, in the Parishes of Ashover, Crich and Southwinfield, in the County of Derby,” was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein, as they mall think fit.”

Boreham Wood Common Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Dalhousie reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground, called Boreham Wood Common, in the Parish of Elstree otherwise Idlestree, in the County of Hertford,” 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.”

Dundee Two Pennies Scots Bill.

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

Medow’s to take the Name of Theobald, Act to amend, Bill.

The Earl of Dalhousie made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made and patted 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;” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Macfarquhar and Douglas against. Dodsley.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Colin Macfarquhar Printer in Edinburgh, and George Douglas Paper-maker there, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 21st and 23d of December 1774; also of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 3d of January 1775; as also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 27th of July 1775, and 19th of January 1776; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 7th of this instant March; 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, mail seem meet; and that James Dodsley Bookseller, in London, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said James Dodsley may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 12th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his known Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, I8o Martii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Comes. Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Paget.
Dux. Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux. Chandos. Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes. Exeter. Ds. Walpole.
Comes. Denbigh. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes. Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes. Galloway.
Comes. Dalhousie.
Comes. Aylesford.
Comes. Buckinghamshire.
Comes. Fauconberg.
Comes. Radnor.
Viscount. Montague.
Viscount. Weymouth.
Viscount. Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS;

Bp. Winchester takes the Oaths.

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

Sir John Eden et al. against E. Bute et al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Eden Baronet, Robert Eden Esquire, Frederick Eden, Son of the said Robert Eden by the said Robert Eden his Father and next Friend; Jonathan Davison and George Hartley Esquires, standing by Revivor in the Place of Morton Davison Esquire, deceased complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 9th of December 1773, made in a certain Cause, wherein Morton Davison Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Right Honourable John Earl of Bute, the Right Honourable Henry Lord Ravensworth, Mary Bowes Widow, the Right Honourable John Bowes Earl of Strathmore, the Right Honourable Mary Eleanor Bowes Countess of Strathmore his Wife, and the Right Honourable John Bowes, commonly called Lord Glamis, by the said Earl of Strathmore his Guardian, Defendants, admitting Evidence, both written and (fn. 1) parole, to be (fn. 1) read on the Part of the said Defendants in Explanation of the written Agreement of the 17th of April 1727, and of so much of the said Decree as declares, “that according to the true Construction of the Heads of Agreement of the 17th of April 1727, the Lessees Right of Way-leave and Watercourse extends to all the Collieries and Coal Mines in their Possession at that Time, or which they should afterwards be possessed of during the Term,” and praying, “That so much of the said Decree as above complained of might be reversed, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the joint and several Answer of the Right Honourable John Earl of Bute, the Right Honourable Henry Lord Ravensworth, Mary Bowes Widow, the Right Honourable John Bowes Earl of Strathmore, the Right Honourable Mary Eleanor Bowes Countess of Strathmore his Wife, the Right Honourable John Bowes commonly called Lord Glamis, an infant, by the said Earl of Strathmore his Father and Guardian, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Caue:

Decree 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 his House; and that the said Decree of the 9th of December 1773, therein complained of, be, and the same is hereby affirmed.

Wansford Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-second and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of King George the Second,” for repairing the Road from Wansford Bridge, in the County of Northampton, to the Town and Borough of Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, and from Stamford to Bourn in the said County;” and for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of the Bridge to a Gate called Scotgate, in Stamford, and from the Termination of the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Bourn to the Market Cross in Bourn;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

North Hinksey Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of North Hinksey otherwise Ferry Hinksey, in the County of Berks,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury Leave for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury of Great Barton, in the County of Suffolk, Baronet, setting forth, “That the Petitioner was preparing a Petition to their Lordships, for Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with the Right Honourable Lady Sarah Lenox, by reason of her adulterous Behaviour, but the Petitioner was prevented by several intervening Circumstances, from presenting such his Petition in due Time;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to present a Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his said Marriage with the said Lady Sarah his now Wife, notwithstanding the Time limited for receiving (fn. 2) them is expired:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his said Petition, as desired.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury of Great Barton, in the County of Suffolk, Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Bill “to dissolve his Marriage with the Right Honourable Lady Sarah Lenox 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.

Horneck’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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:”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Lea Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham 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 Led, in the Parishes of Ashover, Crich, and Southwinfield, in the County of Derby,” 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.”

D. of Gloucester’s Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for extinguishing the Right of Soil and Right of Common upon certain Pieces or Parcels of Common or Waste Land in the Manor and Parish of Clewer, in the County of Berks; and for vesting the same in his Royal Highness the Duke of Glaucester, his Heirs and Assigns, upon the Conditions therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Taylor’s Patent Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent granted by His present Majesty to Elizabeth Taylor of the Town of Southampton, Widow, for the sole Use and Exercise of certain Engines, Tools, Instruments, and other Apparatus for making Blocks, Sheavers, and Pins, used in the Rigging of Ships;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Liardet’s Patent Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in John Liardet Clerk, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Composition or Cement of his Invention, throughout His Majesty’s Kingdom of Great Britain, and in the Colonies and Plantations Abroad, for a limited Time,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis,19o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes

fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Bath,& Wells. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Fauconberg.

PRAYERS

Ashwood Hay, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Walpole reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons and Waste Lands, called Ashwood Hay and Wall Heath, and several other Parcels of Waste Lands and Commonable Places, Part and Parcel of Ashwood Hay, situate within the Manor and Parish of Kingswinford, 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.”

Hinde’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for settling certain Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Saint Mary le Bone and Saint Pancras, or One of them, in the County of Middlesex, to the Uses agreed to be thereof limited in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Jacob Hinde Esquire with Anne Thayer, now Anne Hinde his Wife, with Power to make such Leases thereof, as in the said Act: are mentioned.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Ely. L. Willoughby par.
L. Bp. Chichester. L. Cathcart.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Romney.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Walpole.
E. Aylesford. L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Fauconberg.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday, the 3d of April next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Medows to take the Name of Theobald Act to amented Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 bear the said Arms of Theobald.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Land Tax Commissioners, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act, made in the same Session, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five;” and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first-mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, “for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dundee Two Pennies Scots Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Derby Road, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Road from the White Stoop near the North End of the Town of Derby, through the Towns of Duffield and Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, to the Town of Sheffield, in the County of York; and from the said Town of Duffield to the Moot Hall, in the Town of Wirksworth, in the said County of Derby.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Boreham Wood Common Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground, called Boreham Wood Common, in the Parish of Elstree otherwise Idlestree, in the County of Hertford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Beckingham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Beckingham, in the County of Nottingham,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative,

Nocton Enclosure, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Honourable George Hobart to enclose the Heath Lands, Field Lands, and Low Commons, or Fen Grounds, in the Parish of Nocton, in the County of Lincoln; and for vesting the Glebe Lands, Vicarial Tithes, and Right of Common, belonging to the Vicarage of Nocton aforesaid, in the said George Hobart; and for making a Compensation to the Vicar of the said Parish in Lieu thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Upton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice leca est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lea Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Lea, in the Parishes of Ashover, Crich, and Southwinfield, in the County of Derby.”

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

It was resolved the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Wansford Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-second and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from Wansford Bridge, in the County of Northampton, to the Town and Borough of Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, and from Stamford to Bourn, in the said County;” and for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of the Bridge to a Gate called Scotgate, in Stamford, and from the Termination of the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Bourn, to the Market Cross in Bourn.”

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.

Dorsington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

North Hinksey Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of North Hinksey, otherwise Ferry Hinksey, in the County of Berks.”

Liardet’s Patent Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in John Liardet Clerk, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Composition or Cement of his Invention, throughout His Majesty’s Kingdom of Great Britain, and in the Colonies and Plantations abroad, for a limited Time.”

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

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so for dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, 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, “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.

D. of Gloucester’s Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for extinguishing the Right of Soil and Right of Common upon certain Pieces or Parcels of Common or Waste Land, in the Manor and Parish of Clewer, in the County of Berks; and for vesting the same in His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, his Heirs and Assigns, upon the Conditions therein mentioned.”

Taylor’s Patent Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent granted by His present Majesty to Elizabeth Taylor of the Town of Southampton, Widow, for the sole Use and Exercise of certain Engines, Tools, Instruments, and other Apparatus, for making Blocks, Sheavers, and Pins, used in the rigging of Ships.”

Sir William Wake et al. Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Free School House, Dwelling House for the Master and Usher, Close, and other Premises thereto belonging, in Courtenball, in the County of Northampton, in Sir William Wake Baronet, and his Heirs, upon the Conditions therein mentioned.”

Newnham Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of John Newnham Esquire, in the Counties of Huntingdon, Middlesex, and Sussex, and in the Cities of London and Canterbury, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasing other Estates in Lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses.”

Wrigglesworth et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Nicholas Wrigglesworth of Louth, in the County of Lincoln, Apothecary, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie Ia vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging Part of the Estate of Nicholas Wrigglesworth and Ayscoghe Wriggleworth, his eldest Son, from the Payment of a yearly Sum of Thirty-five Pounds, given by Sir Edward Barkham, long since deceased, to charitable Uses, and of and from other Incumbrances; and for charging the same respectively upon a competent Part of the Estates of the said Nicholas Wriggleworth and his Son; and for vesting the Residue thereof, in Trustees, to be fold for the Payment of Debts; and other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

Rogers against Rolled et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Samuel Rogers Clerk is Appellant, and Thomas Hailed 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 Cause after those already appointed.

Little Har wood Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Vill, Hamlet, or Township, of Little Harwood, in the Parish of Blackburn, and County of Lancaster;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Clithero to Salford Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Market Cross in the Township of Clithero, to Salford Bridge, in the Town of Blackburn, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” 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 Marston St. Lawrence, Prebend, Bill.

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

To return 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 Blemcowe Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Forfeited Estates in Scotland, Report of Commissioners, delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Rowe from the Treasury attended:”

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar:

“12th August 1775.

“Report of the Commissioners and Trustees for managing the annexed forfeited Estates in Scotland, to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury, which, by an Act of the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, is directed to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance, on MacFarquhar and Douglab’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiwoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Colin Macfarquhar, Panter in Edinburgh, and George Douglass Paper Maker there, 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 desire a.

Taylor against Gordon.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Taylor of bouthfield, complaining of Six Interlocutors of the Lord Kennet Ordinary in Scotland, of the 16th of January and 30th of November 1773;the 22d of January, 8th of February 1774; and 20th of June 1775;as also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 25th of July and 12th of December 1775, so far as the Petitioner is by the last of these Interlocutors deprived of his Oath of Calumny; and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session, of the 16th of January 1776; also of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Alva Ordinary there, of the 7th and 22d of February 1776; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session, of the 9th of this instant March;and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered. or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice, shall seem meet;and that William Gordon, Esquire, Son of Sir Robert Gordon Baronet, deceased, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Gordon Esquire may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 16th Day of April next;and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

E Selkirk against Douglas et al. Petition to amend Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Dunbor Earl of Selkirk, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Archibald Douglas Esquire, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, “That this Appeal takes its Rise from Three different Claims of Service as Heirs to Archibald Duke of Douglas deceased, by George late Duke of Hamilton, and the present Parties; and from mutual Actions of Declarator brought in the Court of Session by there Parties; and the Duke of Hamilton having died pending these Claims and Suits, the Petitioner applied to the Court of Session to delay Proceeding until the present Duke of Hamilton should be made a Party; but the Court being of Opinion, that this was unnecessary as between the Appellant and the Respondent Mr. Douglas, the final Judgement appealed from was pronounced:That this Circumstance having escaped the Petitioner’s Counsel in drawing his Petition and Appeal to their Lordships, the Name of the present Duke of Hamilton was, through Mistake, included, and His Grace called as a Respondent to the same, although he never was made a Party in the Court below;” and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by striking out the Name of Douglas Duke of Hamilton, and of his Tutors and Curators, as Respondents to the said Appeal, he amending the Respondent’s Copy:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by striking out the Name of Douglas Duke of Hamilton, and of his Tutors and Cumrators, as Respondents thereto, as desired, he amending the Respondent’s Copy.

Horneck’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put again into a Committee upon 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.”

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After Come Time the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Abercorn reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same.”

ORDERED, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

Eliot’s Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Eliot Doctor in Physick, with Grace Dalrymple his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again;and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Abercorn reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 20o Martii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

D. Gordon against E. Fife et al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Alexander Duke of Gordon is Appellant, and James Earl Fife and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at Two o’Clock.

Clewer Common, extinguishing Right of Soil, &c. Bill; King’s Consent signified.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for extinguishing the Right of Soil, and Right of Common, upon certain Pieces or Parcels of Common or Waste Land, in the Manor and Parish of Clewer, in the County of Berks; and for vesting the same in His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, his Heirs and Assigns, upon the Conditions therein mentioned;” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit.”

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in John Liardet Clerk, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Composition or Cement of his Invention, throughout His Majesty’s Kingdom of Great Britain, and in the Colonies and Plantations Abroad, for a limited Time.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Willoughby Par.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Cathcart.
L. Edgecumbe.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Chester. L. Hyde.
D. Gordon. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Mansfield.
D. Chandos.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Sir William Wake’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Free School House, Dwelling House for the Master and Usher, Close, and other Premises thereto belonging, in Courtenhall, in the County of Northampton, in Sir William Wake Baronet, and his Heirs, upon the Conditions 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 Thursday the 4th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Wrigglesworth’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging Part of the Estate of Nicholas Wrigglesworth, and Ayscoghe Wrigglesworth, his eldest Son, from the Payment of a yearly Sum of Thirty-five Pounds, given by Sir Edward Barkham, long since deceased, to charitable Uses, and of and from other Incumbrances; and for charging the same respectively upon a competent Part of the Estates of the said Nicholas Wrigglesworth and his Son; and for vesting the Residue thereof in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of Debts; and other the 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.

Newnham’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of John Newnham Esquire, in the Counties of Huntingdon, Middlesex, and Sussex, and in the Cities of London and Canterbury, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates in Lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

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

Clewer Common, extinguishing Right of Soil, &Co Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for extinguishing the Right of Soil, and Right of Common, upon certain Pieces or Parcels of Common or Waste Land, in the Manor and Parish of Clewer, in the County of Berks; and for vesting the same in His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, his Heirs and Assigns, upon the Conditions 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Taylor’s Patent Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent granted by His present Majesty to Elizabeth Taylor of the Town of Southampton, Widow, for the sole Use and Exercise of certain Engines, Tools, Instruments, and other Apparatus, for making Blocks, Sheavers, and Pins, used in the Rigging of Ships.”

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.

Little Harwood Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Vill, Hamlet, or Township of Little Harwood, in the Parish of Blackburn, in the County of Lancaster.”

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.

Ashwood Hay, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons and Waste Lands, called Ashwood Hay and Wall Heath, and several other Parcels of Waste Lands and Commonable Places, Part and Parcel of Ashwood Hay, situate within the Manor and Parish of Kingswinford, in the County of Stafford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Clithero to Salford Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Market Cross, in the Township of Clithero, to Salford Bridge, in the Town of Blackburn, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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.

Morice Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition Of the Right Honourable Humphry Morice of Werrington, in the Country of Devon; 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 certain Persons, during the successive Minorities of Sir William Molesworth Baronet, and his Brothers, to grant Leases of the Estates devised to them by the Will of Sir William Morice Baronet, deceased.”

Rogers against Holled et al. Petition for a Bye-Day.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Holled, and the Reverend Knightley Holled Clerk, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Samuel Rogers Clerk, is Appellant, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth. “That this Cause is respecting the Right of Presentation to the Church and Rectory of Husbands Bosworth, in the County of Leicester, and that the Right of Patronage to the Advowson of the same, and the Right of Presentation thereto, for the Term now vacant, have been litigated in the Courts of Chancery and Common Pleas upwards of Ten Years last past, during which Time the same have been, and now are, under Sequestration: That by Means thereof the Chancel of the said Church, the Parsonage House, Barn, and other Out-buildings to the same belonging, have been totally neglected, and are therefore become very ruinous, and are daily growing worse for Want of Repairs; and the greatest Part of the Rents and Profits of the said Rectory, ever since the same have so been under Sequestration, have been, and still remain, uncollected by the Sequestrators, the Churchwardens of the said Parish, from the several Tenants of the Lands of and belonging to such Rectory, some of whom it is apprehended are but in indigent Circumstances, and will, most likely, never be able to account for or pay the same to the Person who shall be entitled thereto;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “To appoint the Hearing of this Cause on Tuesday the 23d Day of April next, or on such other early Bye-Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet;’ the Agent for the said Appellant having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Tuesday the 23d Day of April next, as desired.

Sterne’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Trustees named in the Will of William Sterne deceased, to sell and convey a Leasehold Estate vested in them by die 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,” 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.

Horneck’s Divorce Bill

The Earl of Abercorn (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Horneck Esquire with Sarah Keppel his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Eliot’s Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn also (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House, to 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.”

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

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

Militia Pay Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Alkerton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Alkerton, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

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