House of Lords Journal Volume 24
April 1732, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 24: April 1732, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 24: 1732-1737 (1767-1830), pp. 85-92. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113987 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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April 1732, 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 17o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Devón, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
March. Twecddale.
Comes Chesterfield, Senescallus.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

Sankey & al. against Foster & al.

The joint and several Answer of Francis Foster Gentleman and Anne his Wife (formerly Anne Graham), Margaret Humphreys Widow (formerly Margaret Graham), and Sarah Graham, to the Appeal of Margaret Sankey Widow, was brought in.

Parton Harbour, Bill:

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for re-building the Pier and Harbour of Parton, in the County of Cumberland," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being 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. Holford and Mr. Lightboun:

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

Stanton Common to enclose, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Exchanges, Enclosures, and Divisions, of the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commons, within the Parish of Staunton, in the County of Wilts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bromley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exchanging of certain Lands, between Henry Bromley Esquire, and the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Pembroke Hall, in the University of Cambridge."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Guinand, &c. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Joseph Guinand and David Dumouchell."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, 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, with some Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Bishop of Ely against Dr. Bentley, in Error.

A Petition of Thomas Lord Bishop of Ely, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That he did, before this present Session began, bring a Writ of Error, returnable before this House, in order to reverse a Judgement given by the Court of King's Bench, in an Action of Prohibition, wherein Dr. Bentley was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Defendant; and that, on the 13th of March last, this Cause was set down to be heard after the Causes then appointed; and now stands at such a Distance, that, in all Probability, the same cannot, in Course, come on to be heard this Session;" and praying, "In regard it is to settle the Right to the Visitatorial Power over Trinity College in Cambridge, which is of very great Consequence, that a special Day may be appointed, for hearing this Cause."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into further Consideration on Wednesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Conduits, &c. in Hyde Park, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Conduits, Springs, and Waters, in Hyde Park, in Trustees, for the Benefit of His Majesty."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Kent.
M. Tweeddale.
L. Steward.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea & Nott.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Warrington.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilay.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
Vis. Tadcaster.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. B. London.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Exon.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Carteret.
L. Guilford.
L. Haversham.
L. Montjoy.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Malton.
L. Raymond.

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

Bastard Children, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual indemnifying and securing Parishes, and other Places, from such Charges as may arise from Bastard Children born within the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament, for making Rivers navigable;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Exportation of Hats out of any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America; and to restrain the Number of Apprentices taken by the Hat-makers in the said Colonies or Plantations; and for the better encouraging the making Hats in Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Captain Vernon and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An additional Act for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom, by the more effectual preventing the un lawful Exportation of the Woollen Manufactures of the Kingdom of Ireland to Foreign Parts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act of the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for more effectual disarming The Highlands, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for the better securing the Peace and Quiet of that Part of the Kingdom," be read a 2d Time on this Day Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Burrough against Sir Francis Whichcote and Harding:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Burrough Clerk; complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer, the 4th of December 1730, made in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Sir Francis Whichcote Baronet and John Harding Esquire were Defendants, refusing to suffer the Appellant to read certain Orders and Proceedings, in an old Cause in the Court of Chancery, wherein Richard Balam Clerk was Plaintiff, and Thomas Ashfield and others were Defendants; but did direct an Issue at Law to be tried, as to what Quantity of Wheat had been anciently and yearly due and payable, by the Impropriator of Chesham Leicester, in the County of Bucks, to the Chaplain of Latimers; and further complaining of another Order of the said Court of Exchequer, of the 21st of June last, dismissing the Appellant's Bill, with Costs both at Law and in Equity; and praying, That the said Orders may be reversed; and that the Appellant may have such Relief given him as to this House shall seem meet:" As likewise after hearing Counsel, upon the Answer of the said Sir Francis Whichcote and John Harding put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Orders reversed, and new Dnections given.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Orders of the Court of Exchequer, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is hereby declared, That Five Quarters of Wheat yearly are due and payable, and of Right ought to be paid, to the Chaplain of Latimers, out of the Rectory of Chesham Leicester, in such Manner as the same are claimed by the Appellant in his Original Bill; but inasmuch as he doth admit that he hath in Fact received Forty Shilling per Annum from the Lord of Latimcrs, in Satisfaction of One Quarter of Wheat, Parcel of the said Five Quarters, payable yearly as aforesaid; and that it appeareth that, during the Five Years the Appellant was paid his Demand, before the Stoppage complained of in the Bill, he received Forty Shillings a Quarter, in Satisfaction of the said Five Quarters of Wheat yearly, as well for the Four Quarters as for the One Quarter, it is hereby further Ordered, That the Appellant shall be paid for the Arrears of the remaining Four Quarters of Wheat, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Annum, from the Time that the Payment of the said Four Quarters of Wheat was stopped, till the filing of the Appellant's Original Bill in the Court of Exchequer, being Fifteeen Years (which is the Time for which the Appellant has demanded Satisfaction by this Suit); and that the same be paid to the Appellant, by the Respondent Sir Francis Whichcote, he admiting that he is to indemnify the other Respondent, and consenting to stand in his Place, and the Appellant being contented therewith: And it is hereby also Ordered, That the Respondent Sir Francis Whichcote do likewise pay to the Appellant, being Plaintiff in the Original Bill, his Costs of the Suit in Equity, to be taxed by the proper Officer, deducting the Costs of the Trial at Law, which the Appellant is to pay or allow to the said Respondent Sir Francis Whichcote, the same to be taxed in like Manner by the proper Officer; and further, that the said Court of Exchequer do cause this Order and Judgement to be put in due Execution accordingly.

Pilots Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Thomas Bambey, William Vaughan, and Thomas Buckingham, do attend this House, in order to be examined, as Witnesses, at the 2d Reading of the Bill for the better Regulation and Government of Pilots.

The Orders of the Day being read:

Act for Improvement of Tillage, to amend, Bill.

It is Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill for amending and making more effectual an additional Act for the Improvement of Tillage.

Ryves Petition, for a short Day to hear Bindon's Appeal to be considered.

Ordered, That the Petition of William Ryves Merchant, Respondent to the Appeal of David Bindon, praying a short Day for hearing the said Appeal, be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 19o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Devon, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Chesterfield, Senescallus.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nott.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Moreton.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

PRAYERS.

Viscount Vane assigned Guardian to the Marquis of Annandale.

Upon reading the Petition of George Marquis of Annandale; praying, "That William Lord Viscount Vane, of the Kingdom of Ireland, may be assigned Guardian to the Petitioner; that a proper Defence may be made to the Appeal of Charlotta Marchioness of Annandale and Sir James Johnstoun, to which the Petitioner is made a Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That the said Lord Viscount Vane be assigned Guardian to the Petitioner, as desired; provided his Lordship shall declare his Consent to accept thereof, under his Hand.

Messages from H. C. with Bills; and to return Congreve's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rectifying some Mistakes in a Settlement made by John Congreve Esquire; and vesting his Seat and Estate in Stretton, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold, for better clearing his Debts, for which his Eldest Son stands engaged; and purchasing another Estate, more suitable to the Occasions of his Family, to be settled in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

River Ouze Navigation, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouze, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For rebuilding Tiverton, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there; and for the better preventing Dangers from Fire for the future;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two last mentioned Bills were severally read the First Time.

Sir William Morice's Bill:

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of Sir William Morice Baronet, in Padstow, in the County of Cornwall; and for settling another Estate, of better Value, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Scarborough Pier, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Two last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Paddington Church-yard, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Church-yard of the Parish of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

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

Seamen, &c. to be heard against the Pilots Bill:

A Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being poor decayed Seamen and the Wives, Widows and Orphans of decayed Seamen and Mariners, in Behalf of themselves and others, was presented, and read; representing themselves to be in a starving and miserable Condition, though entitled to Relief from the Corporation of The Trinity House of Deptford Strond, in the County of Kent, who, as the Petitioners allege, are possessed of large Incomes and Revenues, which they claim an absolute Right to dispose of, without rendering any Accompt; and praying Liberty to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against the Bill for the better Regulation and Government of Pilots, or to be otherwise relieved; the said Bill, as the Petitioners apprehend, tending to strengthen the said Corporation with further Powers.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, as desired, at the Second Reading of the said Bill; and that the same, which now stands appointed for Tomorrow, be adjourned to Tuesday next.

Trinity House to lay an Accompt of their Revenues before the House.

Ordered, That the Corporation of The Trinity House of Deptford Strond do lay before this House, an Accompt of their Revenues and Incomes, for Three Years last past; distinguishing each Year, and how the same have been disposed of.

Sir William Stanhope, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom the Petition of Sir William Stanhope, Knight of the Bath, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a 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 Sale of certain Woods and Woodlands, and other Lands, in the Counties of Bucks, Hertford, and Bedford; and for settling other Lands, in the County of Warwick, of greater yearly Value, to the same Uses."

Message from H. C. to return Gace's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling Part of the Estate of Joseph Gace Esquire, for discharging several Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Abbott's Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Hind Cotton and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Real Estate late of Robert Abbott Esquire, deceased, for discharging his Debts and Incumbrances; and for making a Provision for his Widow and only Son;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Guinand & al. Nat. Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Joseph Guinand and David Dumouchell;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Sir Robert Furness and Edgecumbe's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Sir Robert Furnese Baronet to transfer and pay unto Richard Edgecumbe Esquire certain Government Securities and Money therein mentioned; and for settling Lands, of equal Value, upon the same Trusts;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Lambe's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Lambe Esquire in Trustees, for raising Money, to discharge several Mortgages and other Debts and Incumbrances therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

and Sir Ralph Hare's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edmund Bacon and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Agreement made between Sir Ralph Hare and his Brothers, for raising Money upon Part of his entailed Estate; and for settling other Lands, not entailed, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Two last mentioned Bills.

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

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Bastard Children, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual indemnifying and securing Parishes, and other Places, from such Charges as may arise from Bastard Children born within the same."

Moved, "To reject the Bill."

Proposed, "To read the same a 2d Time."

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be read a 2d Time?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Rejected.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Bishop of Ely against Dr. Bentley, in Error:

The House (according to Order) took into Consideration the Petition of Thomas Lord Bishop of Ely; praying, "That a special Day might be appointed, for arguing the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the Petitioner is Plaintiff, and Richard Bentley Doctor in Divinity is Defendant:"

Hearing appointed on a shorter Day.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Tuesday next come Sevennight, at Eleven a Clock.

Bindon against Ryves:

The House also (according to Order) took into Consideration the Petition of William Ryves Merchant, Respondent to the Appeal of David Bindon Merchant; praying, "That a short Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Appeal:"

Hearing appointed on a shorter Day.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, To-morrow Sevennight, at Eleven a Clock.

Commissions of the Peace for Scotland to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the proper Officers do lay before this House, Copies of the several Commissions of the Peace, for the Shires of Dunbartin, Perth, Kincardin, Aberdeen, Inverness, Narin, Cromarty, Argyle, Forfar, Bamf, Sutherland, Caithness, Elgin and Ross, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.

Address for an Account of Arms celivered up in Scotland;

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officers to lay before this House, an Account of what Quantity of Arms, distinguishing the Sorts and Conditions, and at what Time the same have been delivered into His Majesty's Stores, in Pursuance of the Acts for the more effectual disarming The Highlands, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for the better securing the Peace and Quiet of that Kingdom."

and for a Representation relating to Brandy from Dunkirk.

"And also, the Representation made by the Commissioners of the Customs, to the Commissioners of the Treasury, relating to the Importation of Brandy from Dunkirk, with the Directions given by the Treasury thereupon."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Committee to inspect Precedents of calling for Papers.

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to inspect Precedents of Applications made by this House to the Crown, since the Restoration of King Charles the 2d, for Accompts, Papers, or other Matters, to be laid before them; and of Orders made by this House since that Time, requiring any Accompts, Papers, or other Matters, to be laid before their Lordships; and to report to the House; (videlicet,)

L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Kent.
D. Newcastle.
D. Greenwich.
M. Tweeddale.
L. Steward.
E. Northampton.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea & Nott.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Warrington.
E. Coventry.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilay.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Effingham.
Vis. Tadcaster.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. B. London.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. Delawarr.
L. Clinton.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Haversham.
L. Boyle.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Malton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.

Foster & al. for a short Day to hear Sankey's Appeal.

A Petition of Francis Foster Gentleman and Anne his Wife, Margaret Humphreys Widow, and Sarah Graham, Respondents to the Appeal of Margaret Sankey Widow, was presented, and read; praying, "That a short Day may be appointed, for hearing this Cause; the Appellant consenting thereto."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into Consideration on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Woollen Manufactures, further Encouragement of Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Additional Act for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom, by the more effectual preventing the unlawful Exportation of the Woollen Manufactures of the Kingdom of Ireland to Foreign Parts."

Condutis, &c. in Hyde Park, Bill; King's Consent signified.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That his Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Conduits, Springs, and Waters, in Hyde Park, in Trustees, for the Benefit of His Majesty," was pleased to consent thereunto, so far as the Interest of the Crown was concerned."

Viscount Stormont's Appeal put off.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein David Viscount of Stormont is Appellant, and John Henderson and others are Respondents:

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

Bankrupts Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts:"

It is Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee thereupon on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the Judges do then attend.

Act for Improvement of Tillage, to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the Second, intituled, "An additional Act for the Improvement of Tillage."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Against pulling down Turnpikes, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament, for making Rivers navigable."

Hats, to prevent the Exportation of from America, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Exportation of Hats out of any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America; and to restrain the Number of Apprentices taken by the Hat-makers in the said Colonies or Plantations; and for the better encouraging the making Hats in Great Britain."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 20o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Chesterfield, Senescallus.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Moreton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

PRAYERS.

Paddington Church-yard Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Church-yard of the Parish of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To carry down the said Bill; and to acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Act for Improven ent of Tillage, to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the Second, intituled, "An additional Act for the Improvement of Tillage."

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.

Hats to prevent the Exportation of from America, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Exportation of Hats out of any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America; and to restrain the Number of Apprentices taken by the Hat-makers in the said Colonies or Plantations; and for the better encouraging the making Hats in Great Britain."

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

River Ouze Navigation, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouze, in the County of York."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

L. President.
D. Newcastle.
D. Greenwich.
M. Tweeddale.
L. Steward.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Warrington.
E. Coventry.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilay.
E. Aylesford.
E. Fitzwalter.
Vis. Tadcaster.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. B. London.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Carteret.
L. Haversham.
L. Gower.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Monson.
L. Malton.

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

Re-building Tiverton, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there; and for the better preventing Dangers from Fire for the future."

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

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

Re-building Blandford, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there."

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

Sir William Stanhope's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Woods and Woodlands, and other Lands, in the Counties of Bucks, Hertford, and Bedford; and for settling other Lands, in the County of Warwick, of greater Yearly Value, to the same Uses."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the Bill relating to the Navigation of the River Ouze stands committed.

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

Against pulling down Turnpikes, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament, for making Rivers navigable."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on this Day Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Viscount Stormont against Henderson:

After hearing Counsel, upon the revived Petition and Appeal of David Viscount of Stormont, Son and Heir of David late Viscount of Stormont deceased; complaining of Two Interlocutories of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 24th of November and 27th of December 1726, made on the Behalf of John Henderson, John Gibson, and Mathew Rae, in Hightae, for themselves and others, to the Number of Sixty-eight, the Crown's kindly Tenants and Possessors of the Four Towns of Lochmaben; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said John Henderson and the other Parties above mentioned put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Two Interlocutories therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Sufferers at Blandford to be heard, in relation to the Bill for re-building that Town.

A Petition of the Sufferers (whose Names are thereunto subscribed) by the late dreadful Fire at Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset, was presented, and read; praying, "That they may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, in relation to several Parts and Clauses of the Bill for re-building that Town."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, as desired, before the said Committee; as may also Counsel for the Bill, at the same Time.

Causes put off.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Ralph Norton is Appellant, and William Kyffin and Elizabeth Heron are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the hearing the said Cause be put off till Monday next; and the other Causes on Cause-days removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

Hitherto examined by us,

Warwick.
Abingdon.
Shaftesbury.
N. St. Davids.
Isa. Asaph.