House of Lords Journal Volume 26
March 1742, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: March 1742, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 72-78. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114150 Date accessed: 20 November 2014.


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March 1742, 11-20

DIE Veneris, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Devon.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Wilmington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Defertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it:

"Dissentient.

"For the Reason entered in the Journal, the 9th Day of March, 1740, against passing a Bill of the like Nature.

"Abingdon."

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

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

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

E. of Anglesey's Will, exemplifying, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exemplifying the last Will of Arthur late Earl of Anglesey; and for making the same Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

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.

Rolle, to take the Name of Walter, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Rolle Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Surname and Arms of Walter, according to the Direction of the last Will and Testament of Sir Robert Walter Baronet, deceased."

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 it.

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

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

State of the National Debt delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Dawson, from the Exchequer, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Address of the First of March Instant,

A State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 31st of December 1740, and 31st of December 1741; together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year; and to the Payment of what Debts, contracted before the 25th of December 1716, the said Fund hath been applied."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title of the said State being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Chetwynd against Fleetwood.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Walter Chetwynd Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 3d of November 1735, made in a Cause wherein Henry Fleetwood Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Appellant, together with William Henry Chetwynd and Barbara Chetwynd (since married to William Blacknell), the Appellant's Brother and Sister, Thomas Beckford Esquire, Executor of William Beckford Esquire, deceased, William Chetwynd Esquire, William Clayton Esquire, and Edward Lane, the Administrator of Walter Chetwynd Esquire, the Appellant's Father, deceased, were Defendants; and also of several subsequent Orders and Reports in the said Cause; and praying, That the same may be set aside and reversed, so far as the same relate to or concern the Appellant or his Estate; and that this House will be pleased to give him such other Relief as in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet; and that Henry Fleetwood, Thomas Beckford, William Chetwynd, William Clayton, Edward Lane, William Henry Chetwynd, and William Blacknell and Barbara his Wife, may be required to put in their Answers to the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the Parties 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 26th Day of this Instant March.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 15o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Derby.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Lords added to the Committee on Meredith's Bill.

Ordered, That the Earl of Derby, Earl of Denbigh, Earl of Thanet, Earl of Litchfield, Earl of Abingdon, Lord Viscount Hereford, Lord Ward, Lord Gower, and Lord Monson, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for making the Partition of the Estate of Robert Cholmondeley Esquire, deceased, obligatory on the Chil dren of Amos Meredith and Joanna his Wife, stands committed.

E. of Carlisle, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Earl of Carlisle and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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 empower Henry Earl of Carlisle to make Leases of Coal Mines and Coal Works, lying within his settled Estates in the County of Northumberland, for any Term not exceeding Ninety-nine Years."

Sir J. Gordon against Blair.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Gordon Baronet; setting forth, "That his Appeal, to which James Blair and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland are Respondents, stands appointed to be heard ex Parte on this Day, and that One of his Counsel has been taken ill this Morning, and is thereby unable to attend;" and praying, "That the said Hearing may be put off to such other Time as the House shall think fit:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday Sevennight next; and that His Majesty's Advocate or Solicitor General for Scotland do then attend, to be heard as Respondent.

Chetwynd to enter into Recognizance for Chetwynd.

The House being moved, "That William Chetwynd Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Walter Chetwynd Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being beyond the Seas:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Chetwynd may enter into a Recognizance for the Appellant, as desired.

Perjury, Forgery, &c. Judges to consider of Methods for prosecuting.

Ordered, That the Judges do consider of proper Methods for the more easy and effectual Prosecution and Conviction of Persons guilty of Perjury, Forgery, and other Offences of the like Nature; and do lay the same before this House after the Recess at Easter.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 16o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Harrington, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Lothian.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Portmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Wilmington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovel.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Dutchess of Kent & al. Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement, made before, and in Consideration of, the Marriage of the Honourable Philip Yorke Esquire with the most Honourable Jemima now Marchioness Grey; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

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

Vis. Weymouth, Privilege, concerning Lands in Pembridge:

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Garden Gentleman, on Behalf of Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth; setting forth, "That his Lordship is in Possession of certain Lands in Pembridge, in the County of Hereford, and also of a Wood there, called North Wood; and that the Country People have and still continue to cut down Oak, Ash, and Birch therein, particularly Richard Morgan, George Probert, Samuel Davies, the Wife of Thomas Hughes, the Son of James Clinton, the Son of James Beavan, James Bodenham the Elder, and James his Son, John Squire of Staunton Miller, Thomas Mathews, Samuel Davis's Servant, William Beavan, Ann Greenly, Richard Morgan's Son, and Hughes's Wife; and praying the Consideration of this House; and, in case these Outrages appear to be a Breach of Privilege, that the said Lord Viscount may have such Redress and Relief in this Matter as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet:"

Morgan & al. to attend, for cutting Timber, there.

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges; to meet on Monday the 5th of April next; and that the said several Persons complained of do then attend the said Committee.

Message from H. C. to return Duqueruy's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Isaac Nicholas Duqueruy and Michael Henry Duqueruy;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

E. of Carlisle's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Henry Earl of Carlisle to make Leases of Coal-Mines and Coal-Works, lying within his settled Estates in the County of Northumberland, for any Term not exceeding Ninety-nine Years."

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

Ld. President.
D. Devon.
D. Montagu.
D. Portland.
M. Lothian.
E. Derby.
E. Pembroke.
E. Suffolk.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Findlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Halifax.
E. Wilmington.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Harcourt.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Landaff.
Ld. Carteret, Sec.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Brooke.
L. Poulet.
L. Strange.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Conway.
L. Somerville.
L. Mansel.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Monson.
L. Montfort.
L. Ilchester.
L. Chedworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 31st Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Horne & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Charles Horne of the City of Bristol Mercer and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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 the Sale of Two Closes of Meadow Ground, in West Harnham, in the County of Wilts, Part of the settled Estate of John Horne, to Henry Earl of Pembroke and his Heirs; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

Harvey's Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Michael Hervey, of Combe, in the County of Surrey, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of an Estate in the County of Leicester, pursuant to a Contract in the Petition mentioned; and to apply the Money arising thereby for discharging Encumbrances affecting his Estate in the said County of Surrey, and other Purposes in the Petition 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 King's Bench and the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Lessie & al. to answer peremptorily.

The House was informed, "That James Leslie of Pitcaple, Leopoldus Count Leslie, Antonius Count Leslie, and Carolus Count Leslie, have not put in their Answers to the Appeal of Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

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

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Appeal in a Week.

The like Information was given, "That Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, Antonius Count Leslie and Carolus Count Leslie his Sons, and James Leslie of Pitcaple, have not put in their Answers to the Appeal of Leopoldus Count Leslie."

And an Affidavit of the same Person, of Service, being read:

The like Order was made.

The like Information also given, "That Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, Leopoldus Count Leslie and Carolus Count Leslie his Sons, and James Leslie of Pitcaple, have not put in their Answers to the Appeal of Antonius Count Leslie."

And an Affidavit of the same Person, of Service, being read:

The like Order was made.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State (the Lords being also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands, 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 relating to the Bill for the Application of the Sinking Fund, delivered the same to the Clerk; who brought it to the Table; where the Title of that and the several other Bills to be passed were read, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum, out of the Sinking Fund, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-two."

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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"3. An Act for confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, and an Indenture, between the Right Honourable Francis Earl Godolphin and the Dean and Chapter of Ely, for making a Partition and Division of a certain Heath, or Heath-ground, in the County of Cambridge; and for rendering the same Agreement and Indenture more effectual for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"4. An Act for dissolving and disannexing from the Crown, and the Patrimony thereof, the Earldom of Orkney and Lordship of Zetland; and for vesting the same irredeemably in James Earl of Morton and his Heirs, discharged from any Power or Right of Redemption in His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors."

"5. An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Henry Lord Montfort, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same; and to lay out and apply the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments in the Counties of Cambridge and Suffolk, or One of them.

"6. An Act for explaining a Clause contained in an Act, made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by Sale of the forfeited and other Estates and Interests in Ireland, and by a Land Tax in England, for the several Purposes therein mentioned," whereby several Grants, made by His Majesty to Sir Thomas Prendergast Baronet, deceased, of several Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, Part of the said forfeited Estates and Interests in Ireland, were ratified and confirmed."

"7. An Act to enable Sir Clement Cottrell Knight, and other the Devisees of the Real Estate of Lieutenant General James Dormer, deceased, to take and use the Surname of Dormer, pursuant and according to the Tenor and Purport of the Will of the said James Dormer."

"8. An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Wills of John Pigott the Elder, late of Brockley, in the County of Somerset, Esquire, and of John Pigott Esquire his Son, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland; and to enable John Biggs Pigott Esquire, formerly called John Biggs, and his Progeny and Descendants, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Pigott only, pursuant to the Will of the said John Pigott the Son."

"9. An Act to enable John Rolle Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Surname and Arms of Walter, according to the Direction of the last Will and Testament of Sir Robert Walter Baronet, deceased."

"10. An Act to enable Buckland Bluett Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Name of Nutcombe, according to the Settlement made by Richard Nutcombe Esquire, deceased."

"11. An Act for naturalizing John Boucher."

"12. An Act for naturalizing Isaac Nicholas Duqueray, Michael Henry Duqueray, and others."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, 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.

Meredith's Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee appointed for To-morrow, on the Bill for making the Partition of the Estate of Robert Cholmondeley Esquire, deceased, obligatory on the Children of Amos Meredith Esquire and Joanna his Wife, be put off to Friday next; and that the Hearing of the Cause wherein Mary Dalrymple and others are Appellants, and James Dalrymple is Respondent, appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the same Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 19o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Harrington, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Lothian.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Wilmington.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovel.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Dutchess of Kent & al. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement, made before, and in Consideration of, the Marriage of the Honourable Philip Yorke Esquire, with the most Honourable Jemima now Marchioness Grey; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Meredith's Bill.

The Lord Ward reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Articles of Agreement, entered into by Amos Meredith Esquire and Joanna his Wife, as well in her own Behalf, as in Behalf of their Seven Children, all Infants; and by Thomas Asheton Esquire, in Behalf of his Son, an Infant, touching the Partition of the Estate of Robert Cholmondeley, late of Holford, in the County of Chester, Esquire, deceased, now remaining unsold, obligatory on the said Infants; and rendering the said Partition effectual and binding to all Parties," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Pension Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Laws now in being, for disabling Persons from being chosen Members of, or sitting or voting in, the House of Commons, who have any Pension during Pleasure, or for any Number of Years, or any Office held in Trust for them;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be printed, and read a Second Time on Thursday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

D. Grafton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Charles Duke of Grafton; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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 the Sale of certain Pieces or Parcels of Ground, Messuages, and Buildings, at Park Place, in the Parish of St. James, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the settled Estate of Charles Duke of Grafton; and for settling other Lands, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof."

Warren's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of St. Asaph reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable George Warren Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns, to make a Sluice, or Tunnel, through Part of the Glebe belonging to the Rectory of Stockport, in the County of Chester, and to use and enjoy the same, for conveying Water to Stockport Mills," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they 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 thereto."

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

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

Horne's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of Two Closes of Meadow Ground, in West Harnham, in the County of Wilts, being the settled Estate of John Horne, to Henry Earl of Pembroke and his Heirs; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

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

L. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Montagu.
D. Portland.
M. Lothian.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Findlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Halifax.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Wilmington.
E. Malton.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Lonsdale.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Carteret, Sec.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Poulet.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Somerville.
L. Mansel.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Walpole.
L. Lovel.
L. Raymond.
L. Talbot.
L. Ilchester.
L. Chedworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the 5th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Wendover to Buckingham Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Wendover, to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Bucks; and for building a Bridge at Padbury, and making it a County Bridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Northampton, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament; one of the Eighth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the other of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Highways between the House commonly called The Horseshoe House, in the Parish of Stoke Goldington, in the County of Bucks, and the Town of Northampton, and the Road from the North Bridge of Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks, to The Horseshoe House;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Morden to take the Name of Harbord, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling William Morden Esquire, and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Harbord, pursuant to the Desire of Harbord Harbord Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were all read the First Time.

Dalrymple against Dalrymple.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Mary Dalrymple, formerly Mary Gainer, is Appellant, and Captain James Dalrymple Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till Monday next.

Ross & al. to answer peremptorily the E. of Sutherland's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Alexander Ross and William Anderson have not put in their Answer to the Appeal of William Earl of Sutherland, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by William Bouthron Writer, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in a Week.

Stewart peremptorily to answer Denham's Appeal.

The House was likewise informed, "That Mr. Archibald Stewart hath not put in his Answer to the Appeal of Alexander Denham of Westshiell Esquire, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

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

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in his Answer thereunto, in a Week.

Adjourn.

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