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

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Contents

Die Lunæ, 1o Aprilis 1776.
Taylor against Gordon. Stainburne Enclosure Bill. Ickleford Enclosure Bill. Wooler Common Enclosure Bill. Bristol Port, &c Bill. Worcester, &c Road Bill. Message from H.C. to return Sir James. Ibbetson’s Estate Bill Covent Garden Theatre Fund Bill. Leicester, &c, Road Bill. Sutton upon Derwent Enclosure Bill. Stonegrave, &c Enclosure Bill. D. St. Albans Petition for a Bill, Judges Report to be printed. L. Montfort for Leave to present a petition for a Private Bill. Referred to Judges. Dorchester Lighting, &c, Bill. Peckham and Camberwell Lighting and Watching Bill. Stourbridge, &c Canal Bill. Dudley Canal Bill. Soar River Navigation Bill. Elsdon Road Bill. Nettleham Enclosure Bill. Rudge’s Bill: Message to H.C. with it. Liardet’s Patent Bill. Onslow et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Sir John Webb et al Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Nuthall’s Execuots Bill. Taylor against Gordon. Supply of Seamen Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 2o Aprilis 1776.
Supply of Seamen Bill: Dorchester Lighting, &c Bill; Camberwell and Peckham Lighting and for Stourbridge, &c, Canal Bill: Dudley Canal Bill: Soar River Navigation Bill. Elsdon Road, Bill: Nettleham Enclosure Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. The King present. Bills passed. Message from H.C. to return Eliot’s Divorce Bill. Ashburton, Roads Bill. Sir Charles Whatworth’s Estate Bill. Dashwood ’s Bill. Upsold’s Bill. Onslow’s Bill. Ickleford Enclosure Bill Bristol Port &c Bill. Wooller Common Enclosure Bill. Worcester, &c. Road Bill. Sutton upon Derwent Enclosure Bill. Stonegrave, &c Enclosure Bill: The King’s Consent signified to it. Leicester, &c. Road Bill. Stainburne, Enclosure Bill. Covent Garden Theatre Fund Bill. D. St Albans Petition Report of Judges to be considered. Duchess of Kingston to have Notice of her Trial, &c Her Petition for Counsel, &c and an order for Witnesses Adjourn Die Mercurii, 3o Aprilis 1776.
E. Selkirk against Douglas et al: Judgement. Silver Plate, Account of Duty on, to be lard be fore the House. Zinck’s Nat. bill Liardet’s Patent Bill Zinck’s Nat. Bill. Liardet’s patent Bill. Message to H.C. with Amendment to it. Ross et al against Ross petition for a Bye-day, rejected. Westminster Streets, Accounts of Commissioners delivered. Sterne’s Bill. Chevalier’s Nat. Bill. Brecknock Paving, &c. Bill. Bristol Port, &c Bill. Leicester &c Road Bill. Worcester, &c. Road Bill. Covent Garden Theatre Fund Bill. Hinde’s Bill Sutton upon Derwent Enclosure Bill. Stainburne Enclosure Bill. Stonegrave &c Enclosure Bill. Wooller Common Enclosure Bill. Ickleford Enclosure Bill. Estcourt’s Bill Hatherop Rectory, Sir John Webb and Blackwell’s Bill Dolmans Leave for Bill: Bill read. D. Ancaster Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Whitfield et al Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Jenkins Divorce Bill Witnesses to attend. Ross against Mackenzie. Macdowall against Sir William More et al. Adjourn.

Die Lunæ, 1o Aprilis 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Dartmouth. C.P.S. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bath. &Wells. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Gordon. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Chandos. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Litch, & Cov. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Walpole.
Epus Bangor. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Derby. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Boston.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS

Taylor against Gordon.

The Answer of William Gordon Esquire, to the Appeal of William Taylor of Southfield, was this Day brought in.

Stainburne Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving, the Waste and Common Grounds, in the Township of Stainburne, in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ickleford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Ickleford, in the County of Hertford” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wooler Common Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor called Wooler Common, in the Parish of Wooler, in the County of Northumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bristol Port, &c Bill.

A message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Burke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to remove the Danger of Fire amongst the Ships in the Port of Bristol, by preventing the landing certain Commodities on the present Quays; and for providing a convenient Quay, and proper Places for landing and storing the same; and for regulating the said Quay, and the Lighters, Boats, and other Vessels, carrying Goods for Hire, within the said Port of Bristol; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Worcester, &c Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering, explaining, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, of the Twenty-sixth of King George the Second, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Worcester; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Knightsford Bridge to a certain House at Red Marley, in the Parish of Great Witley, in the said County; and for putting the same under the Management of the Trustees for executing the said first-mentioned Act, and for amending other Roads therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H.C. to return Sir James.

A message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Burke and others:

Ibbetson’s Estate Bill

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several detached Parts of the Settled Estates of Sir James Ibbetson Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold; and for the Application of the Money to arise by such Sale, and other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Covent Garden Theatre Fund Bill.

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

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

Leicester, &c, Road Bill.

A message was brought from the House of Commons, Leicester, &c. Road Bill by Mr. Skipwith and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty, seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from thence to Halford Bridge, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, and from Coventry to Martyn’s Gutter leading towards Stoneleigh Town; and for supplying an Omission in an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, “for repairing the Road from Leicester to Ashby de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester;” so far as the same relates to the Road from Coventry through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from the said City of Coventry to Martyn’s Gutter;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sutton upon Derwent Enclosure Bill.

A message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cecil Wray and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and, enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures within the Township of Sutton upon Derwent, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stonegrave, &c Enclosure Bill.

A message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cecil Wray and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open, undivided Common Fields and Common Pastures, within the several Townships of Stonegrave, Westness, and Nunnington, in the North Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

D. St. Albans Petition for a Bill, Judges Report to be printed.

Ordered, That the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble George Duke of Saint Albans, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned, be printed.

L. Montfort for Leave to present a petition for a Private Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Montfort and others, setting forth, “That the Petitioner, Thomas Lord Montfort, hath signed his Consent to a Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill for vesting the Real Estates of the said Thomas Lord Montfort, in Trustees, in Trust, to be sold without his Consent, and for applying the Monies to arise by such Sale in the Manner therein mentioned:” That the said Thomas Lord Montfort residing at Paris, his Consent could not be obtained, so as to present the said Petition by the Time allowed by their Lordships Order:” and therefore praying their Lordships, will be pleased to give Leave, that the said Petition may be now received:”

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

Referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Montfort. Baron of Horseheath in the County of Cambridge, on Behalf of himself and his infant Son; and the Petition of the Honourable Charles Sloan Cadogan and Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Dorchester Lighting, &c, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, “An Act for better cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and other Publick Passages, within the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset, and in the Tithing of Colliton Row, in the Town of Dorchester aforesaid; for paving the Footways and repairing certain Horseways of such Parts thereof as are Turnpike; and for paving the Footways and repairing the Horseways of such Parts thereof as are not Turnpike; for removing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions therein; and for preventing Houses or Buildings hereafter to be erected in the said Borough and Tithing; from being thatched,” 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.”

Peckham and Camberwell Lighting and Watching Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for lighting and watching the Villages of Camberwell and Peckham, in the County of Surrey, and certain Roads therein mentioned leading thereto; and for establishing a Foot Patrole between Peckham and Blackman Street, in the Borough of Southwark,” was committed.

Stourbridge, &c Canal Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or near the Town of Stourbridge, in the County of Worcester, to join the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at or near Stourton, in the County of Stafford; and also Two Collateral Cuts, One from a Place called The Fens, upon Pensnet Chase, to communicate with the intended Canal near the Junction of Wordesley Brook with the River Stour; and the other from a Place called Black Delph, upon the said Chace, to join the first-mentioned Collateral Gut, at or near certain Lands called The Lays, in the Parish of Kingwinford, in the said County of Stafford” was committed,

Dudley Canal Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act: for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, within and from certain Lands belonging to Thomas Talbot Foley Esquire, in the Parish of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, to join and communicate with the Stourbridge Navigation, at a Place called Black Delph, upon Pensnet Chace, in the Parish of King Winford, in the County of Stafford,” was committed.

Soar River Navigation Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making the River Soar navigable, from the River Trent to Bishop’s Meadow, within the Liberty of Garenton, in the County of Leicester; and for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from thence, near, or up, and into The Rushes, at Loughborough, in the said County,” was committed.

Elsdon Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and altering, the Road from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road, at Elsdon Highcross, near the Town of Elsdon, in the County of Northumberland, on the North-east Side of the River Reed, through Overawes, Elishaw, and Catcleugh, to the Red Swyre, upon the Mid Border betwixt England and Scotland,” was committed.

Nettleham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, apportioning, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Nettleham, 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.”

Rudge’s Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

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

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

Liardet’s Patent Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Report made from the Committee, to whom the 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, was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the same Committee; and that they do meet to consider the said Bill To-morrow.

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

Onslow et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Poolley Onslow of Reading, in the County of Berks, Widow, 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 an Estate in the County of Middlesex, which was settled by Richard Onslow Esquire, deceased, on his Marriage with Poolley Walton, in Trustees, in order that the same may be conveyed to Matthew Winter, and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement made by him for the Purchase thereof; and for inverting the Purchase Money in Three per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Sir John Webb et al Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir John Webb 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 to enable the Rector of the Parish Church of Hatherop, in the County of Gloucester, to exchange Part of his Glebe Lands there, for other Lands more conveniently situated, the Property of Samuel Blackwell Esquire, in the Hamlet of Williamstrip, adjoining to the said Parish of Hatherop.”

Nuthall’s Execuots Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable William Masterman and Thomas Francis Esquires, to make a Title to certain Leasehold and Copyhold Estates of Thomas Nuthall Esquire, deceased.”

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

Ld. Privy Seal. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Par.
D. Gordon. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. London. L. Trevor.
D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Durham. L. Bruce.
L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Ravensworth.
E. Derby. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Hyde.
E. Stamford. L. Walpole.
E. Carlisle. L. Bp. Chester. L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Scarsdale.
E. Galloway. L. Boston.
E. Loudoun. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Vernon.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Breadalbane.
E. March.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 16th Day of this instant April, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Taylor against Gordon.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein William Taylor of Southfield, is Appellant, and William Gordon Esquire, is Respondent:”

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

Supply of Seamen Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, Seamen Bill, intituled, “An Act: for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty’s Ships of War, and on Board Merchant Ships, and other Trading Ships and Vessels.”

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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 2o Aprilis 1776.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Sarum. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Paget.
Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland. Ds. King.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Manchester. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Chandos. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Hertford Camerarius. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Peterborough. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Essex. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Galloway. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Camden.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.

PRAYERS.

Supply of Seamen Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty’s Ships of War, and on Board Merchant Ships, and other Trading Ships and Vessels.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dorchester Lighting, &c Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, “An Act for better cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and other Publick Passages, within the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset, and in the Tithing of Colliton Row, in the Town of Dorchester aforesaid; for paving the Footways and repairing certain Horseways of such Parts thereof as are Turnpike; and for paving the Footways and repairing the Horseways of such Parts thereof as are not Turnpike; for removing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions therein; and for preventing Houses or Buildings hereafter to be erected in the said Borough and Tithing, from being thatched.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Camberwell and Peckham Lighting and for

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for lighting and watching the Villages of Camberwell and Peckham, in the County of Surrey, and certain Road therein mentioned leading thereto; and for establishing a Foot Patrole between Peckham and Blackman Street, in the Borough of Southwark.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stourbridge, &c, Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or near the Town of Stoubridge, in the County of Worcester, to join the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at or near Stourton, in the County of Stafford; and also Two Collateral Cuts, One from a Place called The Fens, upon Pensnet Chace, to communicate with the intended Canal near the Junction of Wordesley Brook with the River Stour; and the other from a Place called Black Delph, upon the said Chace, to join the first-mentioned Collateral Cut, at or near certain Lands called The Lays, in the Parish of Kingswinford, in the said County of Stafford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dudley Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Dudley Canal making and maintaining a Navigable Canal within Bill: and from certain Lands belonging to Thomas Talbot Foley Esquire in the Parish of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, to join and communicate with the Stourbridge Navigation at a Place called Black Delph, upon Pensnet Chace, in the Parish of Kingswinford, in the County of Stafford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Soar River Navigation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making the River Soar navigable from the River Navigation Trent to Bishop’s Meadow, within the Liberty of Garenton, in the County of Leicester; and for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from thence, near, or up, and into The Rushes, at Loughborough, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Elsdon Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and altering the Road from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road at Elsdon Highcross, near the Town of Elsdon, in the County of Northumberland, on the North-east Side of the River Reed, through Overacres, Elishaw, and Catcleugh, to the Red Swyre, upon the Mid Border betwixt England and Scotland.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Nettleham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, apportioning, and enclosing the Open. and Common Fields Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Nettleham, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker,

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

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty’s Ships of War, and on Board Merchant Ships, and other Trading Ships and Vessels.”

“2. An Act for vesting certain Estates, now held in Trust for the Benefit of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, in the Commissioners and Governors of the said Hospital, incorporated by His Majesty’s Letters Patent.”

“3. An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Pilots conducting Ships and Vessels into and out of the Port of Boston, in the County of Lincoln; and for affixing and setting down Mooring Posts upon the Banks or High Mashes, within or adjoining to the Haven and Harbour of the said Port; and for affixing and laying down Bridges over the Creeks upon the High Marshes, within or adjoining to the said Haven and Harbour; and for preventing Mischiefs by Fire in the said Haven and Harbour.”

“4. An Act for lighting and watching the Streets, Lanes, and other Publick Passages and Places, within the Borough of Boston, in the County of Lincoln; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions therein.”

“5. An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Tardebigg, in the Counties of Worcester and Warwick

“6. An Act for better cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and other Publick Passages, within the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset, and in the Tithing of Colliton Row, in the Town of Dorchester aforesaid; for paving the Footways and repairing certain Horseways of such Parts thereof as are Turnpike; and for paving the Footways and repairing the Horseways of such Parts thereof as are not Turnpike; for removing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions therein; and for preventing Houses or Buildings hereafter to be erected in the said Borough and Tithing, from being thatched.”

“7. An Act for lighting and watching the Villages of Camberwell and Peckham, in the County of Surrey, and certain Roads therein mentioned leading thereto; and for establishing a Foot Patrole between Peckham and Blackman Street, in the Borough of Southwark.”

“8. An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or near the Town of Stourbridge, in the County of Worcester, to join the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, at or near Stourton, in the County of Stafford; and also Two Collateral Cuts, One from a Place called The Fens upon Pensnet Chace, to communicate with the intended Canal near the Junction of Wordesley Brook with the River Stour; and the other from a Place called Black Delph, upon the said Chafe, to join the first-mentioned Collateral Cut, at or near certain Lands called The Lays, in the Parish of Kingswinford, in the said County of Stafford.”

“9. An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal within and from certain Lands belonging to Thomas Talbot Foley Esquire, in the Parish of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, to join and communicate with the Stourbridge Navigation at a Place called Black Delph, upon Pensnet Chace, in the Parish of Kingswinford, in the County of Stafford

“10. An Act for making the River Soar navigable from the River Trent to Bishop’s Meadow, within the Liberty of Garenton, in the County of Leicester; and for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from thence, near, or up, and into The Rushes, at Loughborough, in the said County.”

11. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the East Side of Lincoln Heath to the City of Peterborough and from the East End of Marham Lane to the Town of Walton, in the County of Northampton, and from the Town of Bourn to the Town of Colsterworth; and from Donnington High Bridge to the Cross Post in the Parish of Hacconby; and from the East End of a Lane called Hale-drove, to and through the Town of Old Sleaford, to the End of Long Hedge, in the Parish of Quarrington, in the County of Lincoln

“12. An Act for repairing, widening, and altering the Road, from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road, at Elsdon Highcross, near the Town of Elsdon, in the County of Northumberland, on the North-east Side of the River Reed, through Overacres, Elishaw, and Catcleugh, to the Red Swyre, upon the Mid Border betwixt England and Scotland

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

Le Roy le veult

“13. An Act for vesting several detached Parts of the Settled Estates of Sir James Ibbetson Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold; and for the Application of the Money to arise by such Sale; and other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“14. An Act for empowering Richard Hoare Es quire, the surviving Trustee named in the Will of Mary Arnold, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, to make Sale of a certain Copyhold Messuage, 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.”

“15. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, in the Parishes and Liberties of Hartwell and Stone, in the County of Bucks.”

“16. An Act for ascertaining the Landed Property, as well of the Reverend the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin at Worcester, as of others situate in the Hamlet of Charlton, in the Parish of Cropthorn, in the County of Worcester; and for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Land, within the same Hamlet.”

“17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Hamlets of Barton and , in the Parish of Bidford, and County of Warwick.”

“18. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, within the Parish of Great and Little Hampton, in the County of Worcester.”

“19 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

“20. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Brougham, in the County of Westmorland.”

“21. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Commonable Grounds, within the Parish of Bruntingthorp, in the County of Leicester.”

“22. An Act for dividing, apportioning, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Nettleham, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Message from H.C. to return Eliot’s Divorce Bill.

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

To return 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 to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

Ashburton, Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Aft for continuing and enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two several Acts of Parliament, respecting Roads, near the Borough of Ashburton, in the County of Devon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sir Charles Whatworth’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of the Estates of Sir Charles Whitworth, in Estate Bill, the County of Somerset; and for exonerating the same, and his Estates in the County of Kent, from the Portions of his younger Children, provided by his Marriage Settlement.”

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. Beaufort. L. Bp. London. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Willoughby Part.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Paget.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Clifton.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Cathcart.
D. Northumber land. L. Bp. Chester. L. Trevor.
L. Bp Worcester. L. Masham.
L. Bp. St. Davids. L. King.
Ld. Steward. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Godolphin.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Edgecumbe.
L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Suffolk. L. Bruce.
E. Peterbrough. L. Fortescue.
E. Stamford. L. Ravensworth.
E. Sandwich. L. Hyde.
E. Essex. L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn. L. Grosvenor.
E. Galloway. L. Scarsdale.
E. Loudoun. L. Boston.
E. Dalhousie. L. Pelham.
E. Breadalbane. L. Beaulieu.
E. Strafford. L. Vernon.
E. Aylesford. L. Ducie.
E. Macclesfield. L. Camden.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
E. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Maynard.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 22d Day of this instant April, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near, the House of Peers and to adjourn as they please.

Dashwood ’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming the Settlements made by Charles Vere Dashwood Esquire, in Satisfaction, of certain Articles entered into by him previous to his Marriage, and during his Infancy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Upsold’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of William Upfold Gentleman, in the County of Middlesex and City of London, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, 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.

Onslow’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting an Estate in the County of Middlesex, which Was settled by Richard Onslow Esquire, deceased, on his Marriage with Poolley Walton, in Trustees, in Order that the same may be conveyed to Matthew Winter and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement made by him for the Purchase thereof; and for inverting the Purchase Money in Three per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Ickleford Enclosure Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for. dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Ickleford, 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.

Bristol Port &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to remove the Danger of Fire amongst the Ships in the Port of Bristol, by preventing the landing certain Commodities on the present Quays; and for providing a convenient Quay, and proper Places for landing and storing the same; and for regulating the said Quay, and the Lighters, Boats, and other Vessels carrying Goods for Hire within the said Port of Bristol; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Wooller Common Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor, called Wooller Common, in the Parish of Wooller, in the County of Northumberland.”

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

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

Worcester, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering, explaining, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, of the Twenty-sixth of King George the Second, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Worcester; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Knightsford Bridge to a certain House at Red Marley, in the Parish of Great Witley, in the said County; and for putting the same under the Management of the Trustees for executing the said first-mentioned Act; and for amending other Roads 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.

Sutton upon Derwent Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, within the Township of Sutton upon Derwent, in the “Act Riding of the County of York

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

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

Stonegrave, &c Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open undivided Common Fields and Common Pastures, within the several Townships of Stonegrave, Westness, and Nunnington, in the North Riding of the County of York

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

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

The King’s Consent signified to it.

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

Leicester, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from thence to Halford Bridge, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, and from Coventry to Martyn’s Gutter, leading towards Stoneleigh Town; and for supplying an Omission in an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, “for repairing the Road from Leicester to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester;” so far as the same relates to the Road from Coventry, through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from the said City of Coventry to Martyn’s Gutter

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.

Stainburne, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving the Waste and Common Grounds in the Township of Stainburne, in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow, in the County of York

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

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

Covent Garden Theatre Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for den Theatre securing a Fund, belonging to certain Persons of the Fund Bill Theatre Royal Covent Garden, applicable to Charitable Uses; and for other Purposes.”

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 fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

D. St Albans Petition Report of Judges to be considered.

The Order of the being read for taking into Consideration the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble George Duke of Saint Albans; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Report was read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That Notice be given to the Persons interested in the Limitations complained of in the Petition of the Most Noble George Duke of Saint Albans, that they may be heard by themselves, or Counsel, against the said Petition, on Friday the 19th of this instant April; as may also Counsel be heard for the Duke of Saint Albans, at the same Time.

Duchess of Kingston to have Notice of her Trial, &c

The Order of The Day being read for the Lords to be summoned in relation to the Trial of Elizabeth calling herself Duchess Dowager of Kingston:

Ordered That Notice be forthwith given to Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston, to appear at the Bar of this House, in Westminster Hall, on Monday the 15th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in Order to answer to the Indictment which has been found against her, by the Name of Elizabeth Wife of Augustus John Hervey Esquire.

Ordered, That Notice be forthwith given to the Bail of the said Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston, to acquaint them with the said Requisition.

Ordered, That, upon the Appearance of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston, at the Bar of this House, in Westminster Hall, on Monday the 15th Day of this instant April, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, attending this House, do forthwith take into his Custody the Body of the said Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston.

To Sir Francis Molyneux Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Her Petition for Counsel, &c and an order for Witnesses

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston; setting forth, “That the Petitioner, is advised, that upon the Trial of the Indictment now depending against her before their Lordships, it will be material and beneficial to the Petitioner that some Points cognizable by the Ecclesiastical Courts may be discussed; and that, in order for her better Defence, the Petitioner apprehends it will be necessary for her to have the Assistance of Counsel, both of Civil and Common Law, and a Proctor and Solicitor, at the said Trial;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws, and William Wynne Doctor of Laws, James Wallace Esquire, and James Mansfield Esquire, may be assigned her Counsel, Nathaniel Bishop her Proctor, and William Field her Solicitor; and that she may be allowed a Copy of the said Bill of Indictment, and an Order for her Witnesses to attend at the Trial thereof:”

It is Ordered, That Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws, and William Wynne Doctor of Laws, James Wallace Es quire, and James Mansfield Esquire, be assigned her Counsel, Nathaniel Bishop her Proctor, and William Field her Solicitor; and that she be allowed a Copy of the said Bill of Indictment, and an Order for her Wit nesses to attend at the Trial thereof.

Adjourn

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

Die Mercurii, 3o Aprilis 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Derby. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Camden.
Comes Galloway. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Viscount. Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

E. Selkirk against Douglas et al:

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be heard Upon the Petition of John Ross Mackye and Andrew Stuart, Esquires, Two of the Guardians of Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, Marquis of Douglas, Earl of Angus, &c. an infant, on Behalf of the said Duke; praying their Lordships, “To make such Order as to their Lordships, in their great Justice, should seem proper and necessary, for preventing any Injury to the Duke of Hamilton, from the Proceedings in the Appeal now depending before their Lordships.

Mr. Hardinge heard for the Petitioners.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Then the following Order was made.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, on Wednesday the. 27th and Thursday the 28 the of March last, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Dunbar Earl of Selkirk, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 9th of December 1762, and 19th of July 1769; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, 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 Archibald Douglas Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and also, upon hearing Counsel, this Day, upon the Petition of John Ross Mackye and Andrew Stuart Esquires, Two of the Guardians of Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, Marquis of Douglas, Earl of Angus, &c. an infant, on Behalf of the said Duke; praying their Lordships, “To make such Order as to their Lordships, in their great Justice, should seem proper and necessary, for preventing any Injury to the Duke of Hamilton, from the Proceedings in the said Appeal now depending before their Lordships:” And the Counsel for the Petitioners, at the Bar, undertaking to procure Brieves to be taken out, and to proceed with all Diligence to assert the Claim of the Duke of Hamilton to the Premises in Question:

Judgement.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Hearing of this Appeal be adjourned, sine Die, and when any Judgement (shall be given upon the Writs, or in the Suit to be brought by the Duke of Hamilton, or in case there shall be unnecessary Delay on his Part, that either of the Parties to this Appeal be at Liberty to apply to the House for Liberty to set down the Cause to be heard.

Silver Plate, Account of Duty on, to be lard be fore the House.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, “An Account of’ the Nett Produce of the Duty on, Duty on Silver Plate, imposed by an Act of the 29th Year of King George the Second, from the End of the Year I763 to the End of the Year 1775, distinguishing each Year.”

Zinck’s Nat. bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act: for naturalizing “Henry Lawrence Zinck;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Liardet’s Patent Bill

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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,” was re-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 made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet),

“Pr. 1. L. I5 and I6. Leave out [“with a certain “Grease therein mentioned”].

“L. 21. Leave out from [“Years”] to [“and”] “in Press 2. Line 3.

“Pr. 21. 3. Leave out from [“Whereas”] to [“to”] in Press 3. Line 3. and insert [“unless the Term granted by the said Letters Patent be prolonged, and the Property of the said John Liardet in the said Invention better secured, not only within that Part of Great Britain called England, the Dominion of Wales, the Town of Berwick upon Tweed, and in His Majesty’s Colonies and Plantations abroad, but also within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; it will neither be possible for the said John Liardet to receive an adequate Recompence for his Labour, Expence, and Time, nor for the Publick at large to reap the various Advantages in Point of Utility, Economy, as well as Ornament in Building, which would arise from this Invention, were its Use universally diffused, and its Price lowered, upon which the Demand, and consequently the Profits of the Proprietor, must depend: And whereas the Cement, from its Nature, grows too hard for Use if not used soon After it is made, and therefore must be made where used, or near it; from which Circumstance, the Use thereof has hitherto been confined to the Metropolis, and a few Miles about it, as training Workmen, and erecting Works, is difficult and expensive: And whereas, if the Term is not enlarged, the same narrow Plan must be continued; a general Plan of erecting Works and training Men all over the Kingdom, which is necessary if the Use of the Cement is to be universal, cannot, upon so short a Prospect, be undertaken, the Circle cannot be enlarged, and the Price must continue such as may indemnify the Proprietor for his Expence out of the Profits arising from a very small Consumption only, during his present Term”].

“Pr. 3. L. 28. Leave out’ [“Twenty-five”] and insert [“Eighteen”].

Pr. 4. L. 21. Leave out [“Twenty-five”] and insert [“Eighteen”].

L. 28. Leave out [“Twenty-five”] and insert [“Eighteen”].

L. 34. Leave out [“Twenty-five”] and insert “Eighteen”]

Pr. 5. L. 17. and I8. After [“occasioned”] insert Clause (A).

[“And whereas, the said John Liardet has hitherto furnished the said Cement at the Rate of Sixpence per Foot Square on the Surfaces of all plain Buildings, and Two-pence per Foot running Measure for Arrises: To the End therefore that the Publick may be assured of the Advantage of this Invention at the same Price, during the Continuance of this Act, be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall not be lawful for the said John Liardet, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, during the Continuance of this Act, to ask, demand, or take any greater Price than Sixpence by the Foot Square, and Two-pence per Foot as aforesaid for Arrises, for covering any Plain Work with the aforesaid Cement or Composition”].

“L. 38. Leave out [“in this Act or”], and in the same Line, and Line 39, leave out [“Instruments”], and insert [“Instrument”]; and in the same Line leave out [“Specifications”], and insert [“Specification”]; also in the same Line, and Line 40, leave out [“herein-before and”]; and also in the same Line, and Line I, in Press 6, leave out [“or some of them”].

“Pr. 6. L. 6. After [“notwithstanding”], insert Clause (B).

[“And be it hereby declared and enacted, That every Objection which might have been made to the said Cement’s not being a new Invention within the true Intent and Meaning of an Act of the Twenty-first of James the First, sufficient to invalidate Letters Patent, may be made in Bar to any Action brought by virtue or in consequence of this Act”].

“L. 11. Leave out [“Twenty-five”], and insert [“Eighteen.”]

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

Zinck’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Bill. “naturalizing Henry Lawrence Zinck.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Chester. L. Cathcart.
L. Bp. Bangor. L. Ravensworth.
L. Hyde.
E. Derby. L. Walpole.
E. Carlisle. L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn. L. Scarsdale.
E. Gallowy. L. Camden.
E. Dalhousie. L. Sundridge.
E. Breadalbane.
E. March.
E. Brooke.
E. Buckinghamshire.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.
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.

Liardet’s patent Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with Amendment to it.

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

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

Ross et al against Ross petition for a Bye-day, rejected.

A Petition of David Ross, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Elizabeth Ross Widow, and others, are Appellants, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, That this Appeal being, as the Petitioner is advised, brought merely for Delay, and with a View to harass the Petitioner; and the Petitioner’s Counsel and Agent in the Court of Session being at present in Town, the Petitioner is extremely desirous to have this Cause heard as soon as possible; but in respect of the Number of Causes which were set down to be heard before the Petitioner’s, the Petitioner is afraid this Cause will not come on to be heard, in the Order in which it now stands, during the present Session of Parliament, which will be of very great Prejudice to the Petitioner;” and therefore praying, Their Lordships will be pleased to appoint this Cause to be heard on Thursday, the 2d Day of May next, or on such other Bye-Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Westminster Streets, Accounts of Commissioners delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Box, from the Commissioners for paving Westminster Streets, attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Act of Parliament, the Proceedings and Accounts of the said Commissioners.

“Copy of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts of Parliament, made in the ad, 3d, 4th, 5th; 6th, and 11th Years of His present Majesty’s Reign; for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, from the 3d Day of January 1775, to the 2d Day of January 1776, both inclusive.”

Also, “An Account, of all Contracts and Agreements made by the said Commissioners, from the 3d Day of January 1775, to the 2d Day of January 1776, both inclusive.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk.

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

Sterne’s Bill.

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

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

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

Chevalier’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Marie Magdelaine Chevalier” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Brecknock Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act Bill. for supplying the Borough and Town of Brecknock, and Liberties thereof, with Water; and for paving, cleaning, regulating, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and Publick Passages there; and for widening and making commodious some of the said Streets, Lanes, and Passages,” was committed.

Bristol Port, &c Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to remove the Danger of Fire amongst the Ships in the Port of Bristol, by preventing the landing certain Commodities on the present Quays; and for providing a convenient Quay and proper Places, for landing and storing the same; and for regulating the said Quay, and the Lighters, Boats, and other Vessels carrying Goods for Hire within the said Port of Bristol; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Leicester &c Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from thence to Halford Bridge, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, and from Coventry to Martyn’s Gutter, leading towards Stoneleigh Town; and for supplying an Omission in an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, “for repairing the Road from Leicester to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester;” so far as the same relates to the Road from Coventry, through Kenilworth, to Warwick, and from the said City of Coventry to Martyn’s Gutter,” was committed.

Worcester, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Worcester, Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering, explaining, and enlarging, the Powers of an Act, of the Twenty-sixth of King George the Second, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Worcester; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Knightsford Bridge to a certain House at Red Marley, in the Parish of Great Witley, in the said County; and for putting the same under the Management of the Trustees for executing the said first mentioned Act; and for amending other Roads therein mentioned,” was committed.

Covent Garden Theatre Fund Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for securing a Fund, belonging to certain Persons of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, applicable to Charitable Uses; and for other Purposes,” was committed.

Hinde’s Bill

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sutton upon Derwent 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 Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, within the Township of Sutton upon Derwent, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Stainburne Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act, for dividing, enclosing, and improving, the Waste and Common Grounds, in the Township of Stainburne, in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow, in the County of York,” was committed.

Stonegrave &c Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Undivided Common Fields, and Common Pastures, within the several Townships of Stonegrave, Westness, and Nunnington, in the North Riding of the County of York” was committed.

Wooller Common Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor, called Wooller Common, in the Parish of Wooller, in the County of Northumberland,” was committed.

Ickleford Enclosure Bill.

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

Estcourt’s Bill

Hodie2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money to arise by Sale of certain Messuages, situate in Cheapside, in the City of London, devised by the Will of Edmund Estcourt Esquire, deceased, to Trustees, to be sold, in the building a Mansion House upon the Settled Estates, late of the said Edmund Estcourt, at Shipton Moyne and Dovel, in the County of Gloucester, together with the Materials of the antient Mansion House now standing thereon.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 22d Day of this instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Hatherop Rectory, Sir John Webb and Blackwell’s Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish Church of Hatherop in the County of Gloucester, to exchange Part of his Glebe Lands there, for other Lands more conveniently situated, the Property of Samuel Blackwell Esquire, in the Hamlet of Williamstro, adjoining to the said Parish of Hatherop

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.

Dolmans Leave for Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Dolman the elder, and Robert Dolman the younger; 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 Settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, and Robert Dolman the younger, in Pocklington, and elsewhere, in the County of York, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the same Uses.”

D. Ancaster Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Lord Great Chamberlain of England; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting, in Trustees, the Settled Estate of the Most Noble Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, in the County of York, to discharge Incumbrances affecting the same, and other Part of the said Settled Estates; and for purchasing of Estates, to be settled to the several Uses therein mentioned.”

Whitfield et al Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John et Leave Whitfeld, of Watford Place, in the Parish of Watford, in the County of Hertford, Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, 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 to enable John Whitfeld Esquire, to charge Part of his Settled Estates in the County of Northampton, in the Manner therein mentioned.

Jenkins Divorce Bill Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Mary Eling, Nathan Ranger, Mary Henderson, and Edward Haster, do attend this House on witnesses to Monday, the 22d Day of this instant April, in order to attend, their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the. Marriage of the Reverend John Jenkins Clerk, with Mary Jenkins his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Ross against Mackenzie.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein John Ross, of Auchnacloich, is Appellant, and Murdoch Mackenzie of Ardross, Esquire, is Respondent, which stands appointed for the First Day of Meeting After the Recess at Easter, be put off to Monday, the 22d Day of this instant April.

Macdowall against Sir William More et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Elizabeth Macdowall Widow, is Appellant, and Sir William More Baronet, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Friday, the 19th Day of this instant April, be put off to Wednesday, the 24th Day of this instant April.

Adjourn.

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