House of Lords Journal Volume 24
March 1736, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 24: March 1736, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 24: 1732-1737 (1767-1830), pp. 620-631. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114047 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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March 1736, 21-31

DIE Martis, 23o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Buccleuch.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.
Ds. Hardwicke.

PRAYERS.

Morgan against Powell & al.

The Answer of Robert Powell:

As also, the Answer of Elizabeth Morgan, to the Appeal of Thomas Morgan;

Were brought in.

Biggleswade Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of his late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for repairing and amending the Road from Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, to Bugden, and through Alconberry to the Top of Alconberry Hill, or Cross Post leading into Sautery Lane, on the York and Edinburgh Road; and from the said Town of Bugden to the Town of Huntingdon, and from Cross Hall, in Eaton Soken, in the said County of Bedford, to Great Stoughton Comnon, in the said County of Huntingdon."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Act against the Use of Calicoes, to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Calicoes, in Apparel, Householdstuff, Furniture, or otherwise, after the Twentyfifth Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-two (except as is therein excepted)", so far as relates to Goods made of Linen Yarn and Cotton Wool manufactured in Great Britain."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Beconsfield Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Beconsfield, in the County of Bucks, to Stoken Church, in the County of Oxon."

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 Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Spicer and Mr. Allen:

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

Berkeley to take the Name of Portman, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Berkeley Esquire, now called William Portman, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Portman only;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lesire to enter into Recognizance for Hoggan & al.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Leslie Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Hoggan and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they residing in Scotland:"

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

Parker's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vacating the Grants and Settlements of certain Manors and Lands, made by George Parker Esquire, upon the Marriage of Francis his Son with Jaquete his now Wife; and for settling other Lands instead thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bentley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Equity of Redemption of all the Lands of Inheritance and Leasehold Estates late of Charles Bentley Esquire, deceased, lying in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, and making some Provision for Penelope his Widow, and Charles and Penelope, Infants, his Son and Daughter."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Alresford Commons enclosing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Stankam and Soldridge Commons, in the Parish of Old Alresford, in the County of Southampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Smith to take the Name of Allgood, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable George Allgood Esquire, lately called George Smith, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Allgood only, pursuant to the Will of George Allgood Gentleman, deceased."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

To carry down the Four last mentioned Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

Kendall to take the Name of Cater, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Kendall Esquire, now called Robert Cater, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Cater."

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Atholl.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Northampton.
E. Westmorland.
E. Berkshire.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abingdon.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Strafford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Effingham.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Oxon.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. Bristol.
L. Poulet.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Carteret.
L. Haversham.
L. Cathcart.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Monson.
L. Hardwicke.

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

Message from H. C. with Amendments to Lys' Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Henry Lys;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Pyndar to take the Name of Lygon, Bill.

The Lord Carteret reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Reginald Lygon Esquire, otherwise Pyndar, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take upon him and them the Surname and Arms of Lygon, pursuant to the Settlement of William Lygon Esquire, deceased," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, with One Amendment."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and is as follows:

"At the End of the Bill add,

"Provided, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to take away from Margaret Lygon, Daughter and Heiress of the said Corbyn Lygon and Heir General of the said William Lygon, the Right of bearing and using the Arms of that Family."

Pitt's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardians and Trustees of Samuel Pitt, an Infant, to compound with Samuel Pitt Merchant, for a Sum of Money decreed to the said Infant by the Court of Chancery."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Wednesday the 7th Day of April next; and to adjourn as they please.

L. Dudley & Ward to be restored to the Possession of Lands in Ireland:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom was referred a Petition of William Lord Dudley and Ward, presented to this House the 29th of April 1735; praying to be put into Possession of all such Lands as the Earl and Countess of Meath obtained Possession of by or under Orders of the House of Lords in Ireland; and to whom was likewise referred a Petition of Edward Brabazon Esquire, presented to this House the 13th of February last; praying to be heard, by Counsel, before any Order should be made upon the Petition of the said Lord Dudley and Ward; as also the Motion for dispensing with the Standing Order limiting the Number of Years for bringing in Appeals.

And the said Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Then, the said Standing Order being likewise read, the same was ordered to be dispensed with on this Occasion:

And the Orders following were made:

"Ordered, That the Court of Chancery in Ireland (in whom the Jurisdiction which formerly belonged to the Court of Chancery of the Regalities and Liberties of the County Palatine of Tipperary is now vested) do cause the said William Lord Dudley and Ward to be put into the Possession of all such Lands as the said Earl and Countess of Meath obtained Possession of by or under Colour of the Order of the House of Lords in Ireland, of the 12th of February 1703."

and Brabazon allowed to appeal from the Decree of the Chancery of Tipperary:

"Ordered, That the said Edward Brabazon, who claims under the said Earl and Countess of Meath, or any other Person or Persons claiming under the said Earl and Countess, be at Liberty, if they think fit, to bring an Appeal to this House, within One Year from the 16th Day of this Instant March, from an Order of Dismission made by the Court of Chancery of the Regalities and Liberties of the said County Palatine of Tipperary, the 17th of April 1686."

L. Dudley's Order to be sent to Ireland, and a Return of the Proceedings upon it, to be sent.

"Ordered, That the Lord Chancellor do transmit the said Order of this House, for putting the said Lord Dudley and Ward into Possession, to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland; commanding him, at the same Time, to return, as soon as he can, an Account of what shall be done therein."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 24o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. North & Guilford.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.
Ds. Hardwicke.

PRAYERS.

Delane against Delane & al.

The Answer of Dennis Delane Esquire and others, to the Appeal of Dennis Delane, was brought in.

Pyndar to take the Name of Lygon, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Reginald Lygon Esquire, otherwise Pyndar, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take upon him and them the Surname and Arms of Lygon, pursuant to the Settlement of William Lygon Esquire, deceased."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Allen and Mr. Spicer:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with One Amendment, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Berkeley to take the Name of Portman, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Berkeley Esquire, now called William Portman, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Portman only."

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

L. President.
L. Steward.
D. Bolton.
D. Bedford.
D. Montagu.
D. Atholl.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
M. Lothian.
E. Northampton.
E. Berkshire.
E. Peterborow.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Rochford.
E. Craufurd.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Cooper.
E. Pomfret.
E. Effingham.
L. Bp. Oxon.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Lovelace.
L. Carteret.
L. Gower.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Lovell.
L. Hardwicke.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place To-morrow; and to adjourn as they please.

Bishop of Peterborough & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Lord Bishop of Peterborough and Mary his Wife, Daughter of Catherine Cook deceased, John Freeman of Fawley Court in the County of Bucks Esquire, formerly called John Cook; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the making of Building Leases of certain Premises in Crosby Square, London, in the Petition mentioned, and other Purposes therein expressed:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Comyns; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Orders.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand; the Lords being also 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:

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Land Tax Bill, delivered the same to the Clerk; who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-six."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

"3. An Act to repeal the Statute made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, "An Act against Conjuration, Witchcraft, and dealing with evil and wicked Spirits," except so much thereof as repeals an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, against Conjurations, Enchantments, and Witchcrafts; and to repeal an Act passed in the Parliament of Scotland, in the Ninth Parliament of Queen Mary, intituled, "Anentis Witchcrafts;" and for punishing such Persons as pretend to exercise or use any Kind of Witchcraft, Sorcery, Enchantment, or Conjuration."

"4. An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to read the Prayers, and make and subscribe the Declarations, directed to be read, made, and subscribed, by the Act of Uniformity of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for doing thereof."

"5. An Act to amend an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for more effectually employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Calicoes, in Apparel, Household-stuff, Furniture, or otherwise, after the 25th Day of December 1722, except as is therein excepted," so far as relates to Goods made of Linen Yarn and Cotton Wool manufactured in Great Britain."

"An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, within the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster,"

"7. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Saint Dunstan's Cross, near the City of Canterbury, to the Water-side at Whitstable, in the County of Kent"

"8. An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty intituled, An Act for repairing and enlarging the Road leading from the House called The Sign of the Bells, in the Parish of Saint Margaret's in Rochester, to Maidstone, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Kent."

"9. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for repairing and amending the Road from Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, to Bugden; and through Alconberry, to the Top of Alconberry Hill, or Cross Post leading into Sautery Lane, on the York and Edinburgh Road; and from the said Town of Bugden to the Town of Huntingdon, and from Cross Hall, in Eaton Soken, in the said County of Bedford, to Great Stoughton Common, in the said County of Huntingdon."

"10. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Beconsfield, in the County of Bucks, to Stoken Church, in the County of Oxon."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"11. An Act to enable Bartholomew Richard Barneby Esquire, otherwise Lutley, and the Issue of his Body, to take upon him and them the Surname of Barneby, pursuant to the Will of John Barneby Esquire, deceased."

"12. An Act for naturalizing Henry Lys and Frederick Ludovick Metzner."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, 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. with a Bill; and to return the Bill for Pyndar to take the Name of Lygon; and the Bill for Philips to take the Name of Lee.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Reginald Lygon Esquire, otherwise Pyndar, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take upon him and them the Surname and Arms of Lygon, pursuant to the Settlement of William Lygon Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Phillips Esquire and his Issue Male to take and use the Surname of Lee, pursuant to the Will of Robert Lee Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Henley Road,

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Henley Bridge, in the County of Oxford, to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile Stone, in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Nowell's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making effectual Articles of Agreement, touching the Estates late of Roger Nowell the Elder, of Read, in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, and Roger Nowell his Son, lying in the same County, and in the County of York; and vesting the said Estates in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts, and other Purposes therein 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; 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.

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

Scrope against Offley.

Counsel called in, to be heard, in the Cause wherein Gervase Scrope and Anne his Wife are Appellants, and Joseph Offley Esquire is Respondent.

And the Appellants Counsel being fully heard, and several Proceedings in the Cause on their Part read:

They were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 25o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Lothian.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. North & Guilford:
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.
Ds. Hardwicke.

PRAYERS.

Shore's Bill:

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an undivided Fourth Part of the Manor of Plumpton, and certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Sussex, the Estate of Elizabeth Shore and her Daughters; and for vesting the Money arising thereby in Trustees, for the same Uses to which the Estate now stands settled," 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; 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.

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

Nowell's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual Articles of Agreement, touching the Estates late of Roger Nowell the Elder, of Read, in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, and Roger Nowell his Son, lying in the same County, and in the County of York; and vesting the said Estates in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Allen and Mr. Spicer:

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

Berkeley to take the Name of Portman, Bill.

The Lord Bathurst reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Berkeley Esquire, now called William Portman, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Portman only," 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.

Kendall to take the Name of Cater, Bill.

His Lordship made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Kendall Esquire, now called Robert Cater, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Cater," was committed.

Banks, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Joseph Banks the Elder, of Revesby Abby, Esquire, and Joseph his Son and Heir Apparent; 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 explaining the Will of Joseph Banks Esquire, deceased; and empowering several Persons claiming under the said Will, to make Jointure Leases, in such Manner as is therein mentioned."

Henley Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Henley Bridge, in the County of Oxford, to Dorchester Bridge; and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile Stone, in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge, in the said County."

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

L. President.
L. Steward.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Rutland.
D. Atholl.
D. Ancaster, L. G. C.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
M. Lothian.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Berks.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Litchfield.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Cowper.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwalter.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Oxon.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. North & Guilford.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Lovelace.
L. Poulet.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Carteret.
L. Gower.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Monson.
L. Lovell.
L. Hardwicke.

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

County Gaoi in Kent, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Christopher Powell and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Justices of the Peace acting for the Western Division of the County of Kent to purchase a convenient Piece of Ground, for building a Gaol for the said County; and for empowering the said Justices to apply Part of the County Stock of the said Division, towards the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shales to take the Name of Barrington, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Shales, commonly called John Barrington, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Barrington, pursuant to a Settlement made by Sir Charles Barrington Baronet, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Scrope & al. against Offley.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Gervase Scrope Esquire and Anne his Wife, late Anne Offley, Widow of Stephen Offley Esquire, deceased; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the 24th Day of February 1730, in a Cause wherein Joseph Offley Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Appellants and others were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, so far as it relates to the Appellant Anne's Jointure Estate; and that the Appellants may be relieved in such Manner as to this House shall seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said Joseph Offley put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Nathaniel Wilkins Brett is Appellant, and Jacob Sawbridge Esquire and others are Respondents, appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and the Cause appointed for that Day put off to the Wednesday following.

Adjourn.

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

Hitherto examined by us,

Bridgewater.
Abingdon.
Oxford & Mortimer.
Bristol.
N. St. Davids.
Isa. Asaph.

DIE Lunæ, 29o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriberg.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berks.
Comes Peterborough.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hardwicke.

PRAYERS.

E. Cowper, & al Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Earl of Grantham, William Earl Cowper, and others; 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.

E. Cowper's Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of William late Earl Cowper, deceased, to the Uses, and for the Purposes, mentioned in certain Articles of Agreement, made between William now Earl Cowper and his Brother, and the Issue of Spencer Cowper Esquire, deceased."

St. George's Hospital, Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of St. Peter's Westminster, to convey a Piece of Ground, with Three Houses thereon, at Knightsbridge, to a Trustee, for the Contributors to St. George's Hospital and their Successors," 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; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereunto."

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

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

Alderminster Common enclosing, Bill.

The Duke of Portland also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Field called Alderminster Common Field, Common Pastures, and other Common Grounds, in the Parish of Alderminster, in the County of Worcester," 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; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Highgate, &c. Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Child and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, one of the Tenth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the other of the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Road from Highgate Gatehouse, in the County of Middlesex, to Barnet Blockhouse, in the County of Hertford; and the Road from The Bear Inn in Hadley, to The Angel in Enfield Chace; and for amending Cane Wood Lane, leading from Highgate to Hampstead, in the said County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Covent Garden Nightly Watch, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, within the Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were read the First Time.

Gaol in Kent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Justices of the Peace, acting for the Western Division of the County of Kent to purchase a convenient Piece of Ground, for building a Gaol for the said County; and for empowering the said Justices to apply Part of the County Stock of the said Division towards the same."

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

L. President.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Bedford.
D. Atholl.
D. Portland.
D. Greenwich.
D. Manchester.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abingdon.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
Vis. Harcourt.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Carteret.
L. Hervey.
L. Masham.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Hardwicke.

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

Banks's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining the Will of Joseph Banks Esquire, deceased; and empowering several Persons, claiming under the said Will, to make Jointure Leases in such Manner as is 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 at the usual Time and Place, on Tuesday the 12th Day of April next; and to adjourn as they please.

Croasdale against Molony & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Croasdale Fitz Richard Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 21st Day of February last, made in a Cause wherein James Molony Gentleman and Elizabeth his Wife were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant, and Thomas Croasdale Fitz Henry, John Ringrose, Robert Shaw and Alice his Wife, Thomas Shaw, William Shaw, Croasdale Shaw, George Shaw, John Shaw, Richard Shaw, Mercey Shaw, Robert Shaw Junior, and Elizabeth Shaw, Children of the said Robert Shaw and Alice his Wife, Minors, Robert Miller, Croasdale Miller, and Mercy Miller, Minors, Samuel Ormsby and Ann his Wife, Robert Miller a Minor, Richard Croasdale, Henry Croasdale, John Croasdale, Pilkington Croasdale, and William Croasdale, Sons of the said Thomas Croasdale Fitz Henry, Pearson Croasdale, Son of the Petitioner Henry Croasdale Junior, Richard Despard, William Ussber, John Blackeney, Nehemiah Donellan, Arthur Ormsby, Christopher Ussher, Augustine Fitz Gerald, Mercy his Wife, Elton Head O'Meara and Johanna his Wife, Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed and rectified; and that their Lordships will grant the Petitioner such Relief in the Premises as to their great Justice and Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said James Molony and his Wife, and the other Parties abovementioned, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 3d Day of May next; and that Service of this Order on their several and respective Six Clerks in the said Court be deemed good Service.

Hepley Road, Bill.

The Earl of Macclesfield reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Henley Bridge, in the County of Oxford, to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile Stone, in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge, in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Visc. Middleton's Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making effectual what has been agreed between Allan Lord Viscount Middleton in the Kingdom of Ireland, and his Four Nieces; and for securing the Payment of Ten Thousand Pounds agreed to be paid them; and to enable him to make good the Agreements of his Marriage Articles," 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; 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.

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

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Pembroke's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Trustees named in the Will of Thomas late Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery to lay out the Residue of his Personal Estate in the Purchase of such Lands and Hereditaments as in this Act are mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Brett against Sawbridge & al.

Counsel called in, to be heard, in the Cause wherein Nathaniel Wilkins Brett is Appellant, and Jacob Sawbridge and others are Respondents.

And the Appellant's Counsel being fully heard; and several Proceedings in the Cause on his Part read:

They were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till To-morrow.

Kendall to take the Name of Cater, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Kendall Esquire, now called Robert Cater, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Cater."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Berkeley to take the Name of Portman, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Berkeley Esquire, now called William Portman, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname of Portman only."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Shore's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an undivided Fourth Part of the Manor of Plumpton, and certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Sussex, the Estate of Elizabeth Shore and her Daughters; and for vesting the Money arising thereby in Trustees, for the same uses to which the said Estate now stands settled."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Shales to take the Name of Barrington, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Shales, commonly called John Barrington, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Barrington, pursuant to a Settlement made by Sir Charles Barrington Baronet, deceased."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 30o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Lecds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Cartcret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hardwicke.

PRAYERS.

E. Darmouth takes the Oaths.

William Earl of Dartmouth took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

St. Anne's Nightly Watch, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, within the Parish of St. Anne, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Herbert to take the Name of Sheffield, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Herbert Esquire, now called Charles Sheffield, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Sheffield, pursuant to the Will of John late Duke of Buckinghamshire and Normanby, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Reviving Acts, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing the Acts therein mentioned; and for explaining and amending a Clause in an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for making the Laws for repairing the Highways more effectual, relating to the appointing Scavengers in Cities and Market Towns; and the ordering the Assessments for the repairing and cleansing the Streets therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were all read the First Time.

St. George's Hospt al, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of St. Peter's Westminster to convey a Piece of Ground, with Three Houses thereon, at Kinghtsbridge, to a Trustee, for the Contributors to St. George's Hospital and their Successors."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Vise. Middleton's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual what has been agreed between Alan Lord Viscount Middleton in the Kingdom of Ireland, and his Four Nieces; and for the securing the Payment of Ten Thousand Pounds, agreed to be paid them; and to enable him to make good the Agreements of his Marriage Articles."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

E. Cowper's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of William late Earl Cowper, deceased, to the Uses and for the Purposes, mentioned in certain Articles of Agreement made between William now Earl Cowper and his Brother, and the Issue of Spencer Cowper Esquire, deceased."

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

D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Bedford.
D. Atholl.
D. Kent.
D. Ancaster, L.G.C.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Thanet.
E. Shastesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abingdon.
E. Ilay.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Cowper.
E. Harborough.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwalter.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Harrington, Sec.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Carteret.
L. Haversham.
L. Gower.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Hardwicke.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Wednesday the 14th Day of April next; and to adjourn as they please.

Covent Garden Nightly Watch, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, within the Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster."

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

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

Highgate, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, one of the Tenth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the other of the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Road from Highgate Gatehouse, in the County of Middlesex, to Barnet Block House, in the County of Hertford; and the Road from The Bear Inn in Hadley, to The Angel in Enfield Chace; and for amending Cane Wood Lane, leading from Highgate to Hampstead, in the said County of Middle sex."

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

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

Henley Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Henley Bridge, in the County of Oxford, to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile Stone, in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Alderminstes Common enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Field called Alderminster Common Field, Common Pastures, and other Common Grounds, in the Parish of Alderminster, in the County of Worcester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Brett against Sawbridge & al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Nathaniel Wilkins Brett, only Great Nephew and Heir, and also Administrator with the Will annexed, of Richard Watson deceased; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the 10th Day of May last, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Jacob Sawbridge, William Newland, Stephen Beckingham Senior, Stephen Beckingham Junior, his Son and Heir Apparent, Peter Delamotte, John Harris, Thomas Henrick, Thomas Simmonds, Thomas Russel, Thomas Phillips, Susan Scudder, Samuel Cumber, Robert Dickens, Jeremy Ewers, John Ewers, George Thompson, Thomas Troyte and Cecilia his Wife, Thomas Palmer and Elizabeth his Wife, and John White, were Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed; and that the Appellant may be relieved in such Manner as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said Jacob Sawbridge, William Newland, Peter Delamottee, George Thompson, and John White, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

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

Standard, &c against Meetkerke & al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Barbara Standard Spinster, a Lunatic, by Thomas Pomfrett her Committee, and the said Thomas Pomfrett are Appellants, and Adolphus Meetkerke Esquire and others are Respondents, which stands for an Hearing To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, primum diem Aprilis jam prox. fequent. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.