House of Lords Journal Volume 24
April 1736, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 24: April 1736, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 24: 1732-1737 (1767-1830), pp. 631-640. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114048 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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April 1736, 1-10

DIE Jovis, 1o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Chandos.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. North & Guilford.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Hardwicke.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thomes, from The New Palace Yard in the City of Westminster to the opposite Shore in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Sinclair, Son of Henry late Lord Sinclair; deceased, to sue or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may or shall hereafter descend or come to him;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Crown Corner, in the Town of Reading, (leading by and through the several Parishes of Shinfield and Heckfield, in the several Counties of Berks, Wilts, and Southampton) to Basingstoke, in the said County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Purry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westminster Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from from The New Palace Yard, in the City of Westminster, to the opposite Shore, in the County of Surrey."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Bishop of Peterborough and Mr. Freeman, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Lord Bishop of Peterborough and Mary his Wife, and John Freeman Esquire, formerly called John Cooke; 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 to enable John Freeman Esquire, heretofore called John Cooke, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Freeman, pursuant to the Will of William Freeman Esquire, deceased; and also to empower the said John Freeman and others to make Leases of the Estates devised by the said Will."

Standard, &c. against Meetkerke & al.

Counsel were called in, to be heard, in the Cause wherein Barbara Standard Spinster, a Lunatic, by Thomas Pomfret her Committee, and the said Thomas Pomfret, are Appellants, and Adolphus Meetkerke Esquire and others Respondents.

And the Appellants Counsel being fully heard;

And several Proceedings and Proofs, 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 Veneris, secundum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 2o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Durham.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.
Ds. Hardwicke.

PRAYERS.

Fotheringham against Turnbull.

The joint and several Answer of Agnes Turnbull and others, to the Appeal of Thomas Fortheringham of Powrie Esquire, was brought in.

Morgan against Perkins & al.

The House being moved, on the Behalf of William Perkins and Anne his Wife, and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Thomas Morgan of the Town of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan Gentleman, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the same:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Twelfth Day of this Instant April.

Freeman's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Freeman Esquire, heretofore called John Cooke, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Freeman, pursuant to the Will of William Freeman Esquire, deceased; and also to empower the said John Freeman and others to make Leases of the Estates devised by the said Will."

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

L. President.
D. Beaufort.
D. Atholl.
D. Ancaster, L. G. C.
D. Portland.
M. Lothian.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Berks.
E. Abingdon.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Cowper.
E. Harborough.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Graham.
Viscount. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Oxon.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Harrington, Sec.
L. Lovelace.
L. Carteret.
L. Hervey.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Monson.
L. Lovell.
L. Hardwicke.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Saturday the 17th Day of this Instant April; and to adjourn as they please.

Standard, &c. against Meetkerke & al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Barbara Standard Spinster, a Lunatic, by Thomas Pomfrett her Committee, and of the said Thomas Pomfrett; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, the 5th Day of December 1734, made on the Behalf of Adolphus Meetkerke Junior Esquire, Son and Heir, and also Executor of the last Will and Testament, of Adolphus Meetkerke Senior Esquire, deceased, and Penelope Meetkerke Widow and Executrix of the said Adolphus Meetkerke Senior, deceased, and Mary Wickham; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the several Indentures of the 2d, 10th, and 11th, Days of March 1720, in the Appeal mentioned, may be set aside, and delivered up to be canceled; and that a pretended stated Accompt of the Second of the said March, in the Appeal also mentioned, may be opened and unraveled; and that the said Adolphus Meetkerke, who has confessed Assets of his Father, may accompt with the Appellant for the Rents, Profits, and Produce, of the said Appellant Barbara's Real and Personal Estates; and that the Appellants may have such further and other Relief as to this House shall seem just:" As also upon the several Answers of the said Adolphus Meetkerke, Penelope Meetkerke, and Mary Wickham, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree complained of in the said Appeal be, and is hereby, affirmed; without Prejudice to any new Bill to be brought, or other Remedy taken by the Appellant Barbara, for any of the Matters complained of in this Cause, in case she recovers her sound Mind.

Gee's Bill.

The Earl of Macclesfield reported from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of William Gee Esquire in Trustees, to settle the same, pursuant to an Agreement made previous to his Marriage with Elizabeth his Wife, Daughter of Roger Talbot Esquire," 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.

Herbert's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 next; and to adjourn as they please.

St. Anne's 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. Anne, 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 Place, on Tuesday next; and to adjourn as they please.

Reading Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for repairing the Highways from Crown Corner, in the Town of Reading (leading by and through the several Parishes of Shinfield and Heckfield, in the several Counties of Berks, Wilts, and Southampton), to Basingstoke, in the said County of Southampton."

Sinclair's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Sinclair Eldest Son of Henry late Lord Sinclair, deceased, to sue or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may or shall hereafter descend or come to him."

Purry's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Purry."

Merle's Pet. to be added to it.

Upon reading the Petition of John Anthony Merle; praying to be added to the said Bill:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Continuing Acts, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Edgworth against Edgworth & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Edgworth Esquire; complaining, "That the Court of Exchequer in Ireland did, at the Hearing of the Cause wherein John and Joseph Damer were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant and Packington Edgworth Defendants, admit the said Plaintiffs to read divers Proofs to Matters which had been before in Issue in the Cause in Chancery; and did also admit certain Deeds and Receipts to be read in Evidence against the Appellant, though the same were not proved; and to allow a Copy of a Certificate of a Verdict in another Cause in the said Court of Chancery to be read in Evidence against the Appellant; and an Answer of Robert Edgworth, in another Cause, to be also read in Evidence against him; which he is advised ought not to have been done;" and further complaining, "That the said Court did, by their Order of the 23d Day of February last, direct an Issue, to try whether certain Deeds in the Appeal mentioned were duly executed;" and praying, "That the said several Proceedings and Order of the said Court may be reversed, and the Appellant relieved, as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that the said Packington Edgworth, Joseph Damer, John Damer, and Robert Edgworth, may answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Four Persons last mentioned 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 Friday the 7th Day of May next; and that Service of this Order on their respective Attornies and Clerks in the said Court be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 5o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Buccleuch.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Windsor Bridge, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses, of the Borough of New Windsor, in the County of Berks, to repair and maintain their great Bridge over the River of Thames, and the Way thereon, leading from the said Borough of New Windsor to Eton, in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sunning Lare Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sunning Lane End, next Twyford, to the Old Bear Inn in Reading, in the County of Berks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were read the First Time.

Covent Garden Nightly Watch, Bill:

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sales to take the Name of Barrington, Bill:

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Highgate, &c. Road, Bill:

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, One of the 10th Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the other of the 7th 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," 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."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Gaol in Kent, Bill:

The Lord Romney reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Gee's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of William Gee Esquire in Trustees, to settle the same, pursuant to an Agreement made previous to his Marriage with Elizabeth his Wife, Daughter of Roger Talbot Esquire."

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.

Sir Lister Holt & al. against Lowe.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Lister Holte Baronet, an Infant, by his Grandmother and next Friend, and Francis Welles Gentleman, are Appellants, and Robert Lowe Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the 14th Day of this Instant April.

Reading Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Crown Corner, in the Town of Reading (leading by and through the several Parishes of Shinfield and Heckfield, in the several Counties of Berks, Wilts, and Southampton), to Basingstoke, in the said County of Southampton."

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

L. President.
D. Buccleuch.
D. Atholl.
D. Ancaster, L. G. C.
D. Greenwich.
M. Lothian.
E. Warwick.
E. Abingdon.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Selkirk.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Bristol.
E. Harborough.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Effingham.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Oxon.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Maynard.
L. Hervey.
L. Foley.
L. Romney.
L. Monson.

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

Reviving Acts, &c. Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill for reviving and continuing the Laws therein mentioned; and for other Purposes:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 8o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landaven.
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 Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. King.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Lovell.
Ds. Hardwicke.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return Nowell's Bill;

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

To return 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:" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Parker's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vacating the Grants and Settlements of certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, made by George Parker Esquire, upon the Marriage of Francis his Son with Jaquete his now Wife; and for settling other Lands instead thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bentley's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and E. of Stamford's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Harry Earl of Stamford, and Harry Gray Esquire, commonly called Lord Gray, Son and Heir Apparent of the said Earl, to make a Settlement upon the Marriage of the said Lord Gray, notwithstanding his Infancy;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

St. Margaret's &c. Nightly Watch, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, within the Parishes of St. Margaret and St. John the Evangelist, within the City and Liberty of Westminster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

London Streets lighting, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better enlightening the Streets of the City of London;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ixworth Common enclosing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Field and Plots of Commonable Lands, and for stinting the Common, or Heath, in the Manor of Ixworth, within the Parish of Ixworth, in the County of Suffolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Three last mentioned Bills were severally read the First Time.

Edgworth's Petition, for Deeds, rejected.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Edgworth Esquire; praying, "That several Deeds and Writings relating to the Matters in Question upon his Appeal before this House, which are now in the Custody of the Deputy Chief Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, may be delivered to the Petitioner, or to such Person as he shall appoint, so as the same may be produced on the Hearing of the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Windsor Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses, of the Borough of New Windsor, in the County of Berks, to repair and maintain their great Bridge over the River of Thames, and the Way thereon, leading from the said Borough of New Windsor to Eton, in the County of Bucks."

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

L. President.
L. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. St. Albans.
D. Bolton.
D. Leeds.
D. Rutland.
D. Montagu.
D. Greenwich.
D. Manchester.
E. Pembroke.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Craufurd.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Cowper.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Effingham.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
L. Bp. Oxon.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Lovelace.
L. Poulet.
L. Maynard.
L. Lynne.
L. Carteret.
L. Hervey.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Hobart.
L. Hardwicke.

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

Reading Road, Bill.

The Lord Cadogan reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for repairing the Highways from Crown Corner, in the Town of Reading (leading by and through the several Parishes of Shinfield and Hockfield, in the several Counties of Berks, Wilts, and Southampton,) to Basingstoke, in the said County of Southampton," 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."

Pitt's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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.

Morgan against Morgan & al.

A Petition of William Morgan Esquire, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Thomas Morgan Gentleman, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the Petitioner will not be able to have his Case prepared, to make his Defence, so as to be ready for Hearing against Monday next; that the said Hearing may be adjourned for Ten Days, or such other Time as to this House shall seem meet."

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

And the Appellant's Agent consenting:

They were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday Seven-night.

Ld. Mayor of London, &c. to be heard, against Westminster Bridge Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, representing, "That the erecting a Bridge over the River Thames at Westminster, especially so low as New Palace Yard, will prove destructive of several Rights and Privileges of the said City, prejudicial to the Navigation of the said River, and greatly affect the Trade of the City in general;" and praying, "That they may be heard, against the Bill for building such Bridge, by their Counsel or otherwise, in such Manner as the House shall think fit, before the same doth pass:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Then the said Bill (pursuant to the Order of this House, on Thursday last) was read a Second Time.

Ordered, That the same be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next; and that the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the said Committee; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, before their Lordships; as may also Counsel for the said Bill at the same Time.

Holte & al against Lowe.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Sir Lister Holte Baronet and Francis Welles Gentleman are Appellants, and Robert Lowe Esquire is Respondent, appointed for this Day, be put off to Friday the 16th Day of this Instant April.

Sunning Lane Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sunning Lane End, next Twyford, to The Old Bear Inn in Reading, in the County of Berks."

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

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

Herbert to take the Name of Sheffield, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

Sinclair's Bill.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Sinclair, Eldest Son of Henry late Lord Sinclair, deceased, to sue or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may or shall hereafter descend or come to him," had commanded him to inform their Lordships, That His Majesty had no Objection to their proceeding on the said Bill, so far as the Interest of the Crown might be concerned."

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

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

St. Anne's Nightly Watch, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, within the Parish of Saint Anne, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Merle takes the Oaths for Nat.

John Anthony Merle took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Continuing Acts, Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick 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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 9o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Maneven.
Epus. (fn. 1) Norwic.
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Portland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Malton.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.

PRAYERS.

Herbert to take the Name of Sheffield, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Reading Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Crown Corner, in the Town of Reading (leading by and through the several Parishes of Shinfield and Heckfield, in the several Counties of Berks, Wilts, and Southampton), to Basingstoke, in the said County of Southampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Continuing Acts, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 these Bills.

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

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

Messages from thence, with Bills, and to return Felthusen Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederich Felthusen;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Gainsburgh Church, rebuilding, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Gainsburgh, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shipwrecked Mariners, for Relief of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more equal paying and better collecting certain small Sums for Relief of shipwrecked Mariners and distressed Persons, His Majesty's Subjects, in the Port of Cadiz and Port Saint Mary's, in the Kingdom of Spain; and for other Uses usually contributed to by the Merchants trading to the said Ports;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Murray to sue, notwithstanding has Attainder, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Murray to sue or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may have descended or come to him since His late Majesty's most Gracious Pardon, dated the Twentieth of July, in the Seventh Year of His Reign, or that shall hereafter descend or come to him;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were severally read the First Time.

King's Consent to it signified.

And the Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, That His Majesty was pleased to consent to their Lordships proceeding on the last mentioned Bill, as far as the Interest of the Crown was concerned."

Sinclair's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Sinclair, Eldest Son of Henry late Lord Sinclair, deceased, to sue or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may or shall hereafter descend or come to him," 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."

Windsor Bridge, Bill

His Lordship made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses, of the Borough of New Windsor, in the County of Berks, to repair and maintain their great Bridge over the River of Thames, and the Way thereon, leading from the said Borough of New Windsor to Eton, in the County of Bucks," was committed.

Vaux, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Margaret Vaux Widow, for herself, and on the Behalf of Thomas Vaux her only Child, an Infant; 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 Part of the Estate late of Thomas Vaux Esquire, deceased, for discharging his Debts and Encumbrances."

Pitt's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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.

Ixworth Common enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Field and Plots of Commonable Lands, and for stinting the Common or Heath, in the Manor of Ixworth, within the Parish of Ixworth, in the County of Suffolk."

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

L. President.
L. Steward.
D. Atholl.
D. Portland.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abingdon.
E. Jersey.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Harborough.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Effingham.
E. Malton.
L. Bp. Oxon.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Lovelace.
L. Poulet.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Gower.
L. Hervey.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Saturday the 24th Day of this Instant April; and to adjourn as they please.

St. Margaret's, &c. Watch, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, within the Parishes of Saint Margaret and Saint John the Evangelist, within the City and Liberty 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 Tuesday next; and to adjourn as they please.

Lighting London Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better enlightening of the Streets of the City of London."

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

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

Quin against Langley.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Valentine Quin Esquire is Appellant, and Samuel Langley Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the 21st Day of this Instant April.

Stewart, peremptorily to answer Denham's Appeal.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Archibald Stewart, Advocate, had not put in his Answer to the Appeal of Alexander Denham, Son of Sir Robert Denham of Westshiells, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by Robert Menzies Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Stewart do peremptorily put in his Answer to the said Appeal in a Week.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Norwick.