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

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: May 1742, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 118-126. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114156 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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May 1742, 11-20

DIE Jovis, 13o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Harrington, Præses.
Ds. Hervey, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovel.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Edgcumbe.

PRAYERS.

York Buildings Company against D. Norfolk et al.

The joint and several Answer of Edward Duke of Norfolk and others to the Cross Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, was brought in.

As was also, the joint and several Answer of Sir Alexander Murray Baronet and others, to the said Cross Appeal.

L. Chedworth takes his Seat.

John Lord Chedworth sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father John Lord Chedworth; having, at the Table, first taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Michael Hervey Esquire, in the County of Leicester, in Trustees, to be sold; and, by applying the Money arising by such Sale, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting his Estate in the County of Surrey; and for settling that Estate in Lieu of the Leicestershire Estate, and to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and V. Blundell's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the several Castles, Manors, Towns, Lands, and Hereditaments, of Mountague Lord Viscount Blundell, in the County of Downe, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, for raising, after the Death of the said Viscount, the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, for the Portion of Mary Lady Raymond his Daughter; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bank Agreement, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for advancing the Sum of One Million Six Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-two;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Byrom's Short Hand, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for securing to John Byrom Master of Arts the sole Right of publishing, for a certain Term of Years, the Art and Method of Short Hand, invented by him;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Colchester Workhouses, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An Act for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

From Petersfield to Portsmouth, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend Two Acts of Parliament; One, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sheet Bridge, in the Parish of Petersfield, to the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton;" and another Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for enlarging the Term in and by the said Act granted; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Term and Powers by the said last mentioned Act granted;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Persons who have omitted to take the Oaths, indemnifying, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices, Employments, and Promotions, within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were severally read the First Time.

Bp. St. Asaph to preach 29th Instant.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on the 29th Day of this Instant May, being the Anniversary Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the Restitution of King Charles the Second and Royal Family, and the Restoration of the Government, after the Great Rebellion.

D. Leeds, Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Duke of Leeds; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for repealing a Power contained in the Petitioner's Marriage Settlement; and for the establishing and vesting a new Power in Trustees, instead thereof, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Rolt, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Edward Bayntun Rolt Esquire; 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 Sale of Part of the Estates of Edward Bayntun Rolt Esquire, for Payment of Debts affecting the same, and raising Portions for his Younger Brothers and Sister, charged thereon by the Settlement of their late Uncle; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Lucas & Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Lucas and Mary his Wife; 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 vesting Part of the settled Estate of Robert Lucas Esquire and Mary his Wife in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying Part of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, contracted for, in order to be settled, together with other Lands of the said Robert Lucas, as an Equivalent for the said settled Estate, and to the like Uses."

Northey et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Edward Northey Esquire (Uncle and Guardian of William Northey an Infant), for himself and on the Behalf of the said Infant; 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 enable William Northey, an Infant, to settle Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, for the Benefit of himself and any Woman he shall marry, and their Issue, notwithstanding his Infancy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Standing Orders considered and varied.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration several of the Standing Orders of this House:

The Order of the 25th of January 1720, No 112, as entered in the Roll of Standing Orders, was read, as follows; (videlicet,)

That, when an Order of the Day is appointed to be read, for taking any Public Business into Consideration, the Lord on the Woolsack do stop the Reading of the Order, till the House shall be cleared of all Persons that have no Right to be in the House when sitting, if any such shall be there at that Time."

Then it was moved, "That the same be vacated, in order to substitute another instead thereof."

Which being objected to;

And Debate thereupon:

The Question was put, "Whether the said Standing Order shall be vacated?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Next, the Rule entered in the said Roll, No 9, was read, as follows; videlicet,

"Every Lord that comes after Prayers, if he be a Baron or Bishop, is to pay One Shilling; and if he be of any Degree above, Two Shillings, for the Poor: But every Lord who comes not at all, and makes not his just Excuse, is to pay Five Shillings for every Day's Absence."

Ordered, That the said Standing Rule be vacated.

Then, the Standing Order of the 28th of June 1715, No 62, was read, as follows; (videlicet,)

"That, on the Days Causes are appointed to be heard, the Cause be called in precisely at Eleven o'Clock; and no other Business to intervene."

Proposed, "To leave out the Words ["called in precisely at Eleven o'Clock"]; and instead thereof to insert these Words, ["the First Business proceeded on after Prayers"]."

And the same was agreed to.

Then, the Standing Order of the 13th of June, 1685, was read, as follows; (videlicet,)

"That, for the future, neither His Majesty's Attorney General, nor any Assistant to this House, shall be allowed to be of Counsel, at the Bar of this House, for any private Person or Persons whatsoever."

Proposed, "To insert, before the Word ["Assistant"], the Word ["other"]."

And the same was agreed to.

Also proposed, "After the Words, ["to this House"], to insert these Words ["after having taken his Place on the Woolsacks as such"]."

And that Variation was likewise agreed to.

Then the Standing Order of the 16th of November 1705, No 96, was read, as follows; (videlicet,)

"That, for the future, no Private Bill shall be read in this House, until printed Copies thereof be left with the Clerk of the Parliaments, for the Perusal of the Lords; and that One of the said Copies shall be delivered to every Person as shall be concerned in the said Bill, before the Meeting of the Committee upon such Bill; and, in case of Infancy, to be delivered to the Guardian, or next Relation of full Age, not concerned in Interest, or in the passing the said Bill."

Proposed, "To insert, after the Word ["House"], these Words ["a Second Time"]."

And that Addition was also agreed to.

After which, the Rule, as entered in the said Roll, No 79, was read, as follows; videlicet,

"All Proxies from a Spiritual Lord shall be made to a Spiritual Lord, and from a Temporal Lord to a Temporal Lord."

Moved, "To leave out ["a"], after ["made to"]; and insert ["One or more"]."

The same was objected to.

And the Question being put, upon the said Motion:

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Roll of Standing Orders be varied, and rectified, according to the aforegoing Directions.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 14o Maii.

Dominitam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carlisle.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.

PRAYERS.

Ingoldsby against Napper & al.

The joint and several Answer of James Lenox Napper Esquire, and others, to the Appeal of Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire, was brought in.

Chetwynd against Fleetwood & al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of Walter Chetwynd Esquire, to which Henry Fleetwood Esquire and others are Respondents:

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

Bank Agreement, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for advancing the Sum of One Million Six Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-two."

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

Rolt's Bill;

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estates of Edward Bayntun Rolt Esquire, to raise Money, for the Payment of Debts affecting the same, and of Portions for his Younger Brothers and Sister, charged thereon, by the Settlement of their Uncle John Bayntun Esquire, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Beaufort.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Northampton.
E. Berks.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Thanet.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Sutherland.
E. Findlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Harborough.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Graham.
V. Hereford.
V. Fauconberg.
L. B. Hereford.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Poulet.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Gower.
L. Somerville.
L. Boyle.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Walpole.
L. Hobart.
L. Ilchester.
L. Fitzwilliam.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Saturday the 29th Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to dispense with the Standing Order.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order, relating to the Time of Commitment of Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee on the aforesaid Bill may meet on a sooner Day, in regard the Session of Parliament is far advanced:"

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Lucas's Bill;

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Robert Lucas Esquire and Mary his Wife in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying Part of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of an Estate contracted for, in order to be settled, together with other Lands of the said Robert Lucas, as an Equivalent for the said settled Estate, and to the like Uses."

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

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

Motion to dispense with the Standing Order.

Then the like Motion and Order was made, with respect to the Meeting of the said Committee, as on the last mentioned Bill.

Northey's Bill;

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Northey, an Insant, to settle Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, for the Benefit of himself and any Woman he shall marry, and their Issue, notwithstanding his Infancy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee:

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

Motion to dispense with the Standing Order.

The like Motion and Order was made, with respect to the Meeting of the said Committee, as on the Two other Bills.

Byrom's Short Hand, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for securing to John Byrom Master of Arts the sole Right of publishing, for a certain Term of Years, the Art and Method of Short Hand, invented by him."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee:

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

Colchester Hospitals, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An Act for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses, within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee:

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

Petersfield to Portsmouth Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend Two Acts of Parliament; One, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sheet Bridge, in the Parish of Petersfield, to the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton;" and another Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for enlarging the Term in and by the said Act granted, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Term and Powers by the said last mentioned Act granted."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee:

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

Ingoldsby against Napper & al.

A Petition of James Lenox Napper Esquire and others, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "In regard their Papers are not yet come from Ireland, that the Hearing of the Appeal of Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire, to which the Petitioners are Respondents, may be put off for Three Weeks, or such other Time as to the House shall seem meet."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off to the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 17o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Hervey, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ailesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.

PRAYERS.

Chetwynd against Fleetwood & al.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon 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 Or ders of the said Court, and Reports made by the Master, in the said Cause; and praying, "That the said Decree, Orders, and Reports, might be set aside and reversed, so far as the same relate to or concern the Appellant or his Estate; and that this House would be pleased to give him such other Relief as in their great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet:" As also upon the joint and several Answers of the said Henry Fleetwood, William Clayton, and Edward Lane; and likewise upon the several Answers of the said Thomas Beckford, William Henry Chetwynd, William Chetwynd, William Blacknell and Barbara his Wife, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on all Sides 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, Orders, and Reports, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That there be paid to the Respondent Thomas Beckford the Sum of Thirty Pounds, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal; and that the said Sum of Thirty Pounds be added to the Principal, Interest, and Costs, decreed by the said Court of Chancery to be paid to him.

Bank Agreement, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for advancing the Sum of One Million Six Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-two."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Findlater 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."

Northey's Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, relating to the Time of Commitment of Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Northey, an Infant, to settle Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, for the Benefit of himself and any Woman he shall marry, and their Issue, notwithstanding his Infancy, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on a sooner Day than was at first appointed.

And Consideration having been had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, in this Case, as that the said Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, To-morrow.

Rolt's Bill.

The like Proceeding was had in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estates of Edward Bayntun Rolt Esquire, to raise Money, for the Payment of Debts affecting the same, and of Portions for his Younger Brothers and Sister, charged thereon by the Settlement of their Uncle John Bayntun Esquire, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Lucas's Bill;

The last Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion, made likewise on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, for the same Purpose, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Robert Lucas Esquire and Mary his Wife in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying Part of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of an Estate contracted for, in order to be settled, together with other Lands of the said Robert Lucas, as an Equivalent for the said settled Estate, and to the like Uses."

Committee shortened.

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed may meet, to consider thereof, on Friday next.

Sheriff against Donovan & al. et è contra.

A Petition of Jeremiah Donovan Esquire, One of the Respondents to the Original Appeal of Samuel Sherriff Gentleman, and Appellant in the Cross Appeal, to which the said Sherriff is Respondent, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the Petitioner's Case lies now before his Counsel, but is so very long as that he cannot possibly be ready for hearing at the Time the said Causes now stand appointed, that the same may be put off to such further Day as to the House shall seem meet."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off to the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Ingoldsby against Napper & al.:

The House being informed, "That William Crookshanks attended, in order to deliver in several Papers, Pleadings, and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire is Appellant, and James Lenox Napper Esquire and others are Respondents:"

Pleadings proved.

He was thereupon called in; and delivered, at the Bar, the said Papers and Proceedings; and attested upon Oath, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn.

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

Feb. 6th, 1743, Hitherto examined by us,

Bridgewater.
Oxford & Mortimer.
Say & Sele.
Foley.

DIE Jovis, 20o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ld. Abp. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Harrington, Præses.
Ds. Hervey, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Moray.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Portmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Wilmington.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovel.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgecumbe.

PRAYERS.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Estates of Valentine Knightley Esquire, in the County of Northampton; and for settling another Estate, in the same County, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

L. James Cavendish's Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Marquis of Hartington and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Cavendish Esquire, commonly called Lord James Cavendish, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Auditor General of His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify himself for the Enjoyment of the said Office;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Walcot's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Marriage Portion of Mary late Wife of John Walcot Esquire, and also Part of his settled Estate, in Trustees, for raising Money to pay Debts; and for securing an Equivalent for the same, for the Benefit of his Heir Male;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sir R. Burgoyne's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for consirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made, of certain Lands in the Parish of Sutton, in the County of Bedford, between Sir Roger Burgoyne Baronet, Lord of the Manor, and Doctor Crane Rector of the Church of Sutton, in order to promote and facilitate the Enclosure of the Common Fields and Common Grounds in the said Parish; and for securing to the said Rector an Equivalent for his Tithes arising in the said Parish of Sutton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Prisoners Escape, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually to prevent Persons from assisting Prisoners to escape, or to attempt to escape, from their Confinement;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Aston Cantlow Commons enclosing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing, setting out and allotting, certain Common Fields and Enclosures, within the Manor and Parish of Aston Cantlow, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Justices of Corporations to commit Offenders, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Justices of the Peace of a Liberty or Corporation to commit Offenders to the House of Correction of the County, Riding, or Division, in which such Liberty or Corporation is situate;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Four last mentioned Bills were all read the First Time.

From Petersfield to Portsmouth Road, Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend Two Acts of Parliament; One, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sheet Bridge, in the Parish of Petersfield, to the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton;" and another, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for enlarging the Term in and by the said Act granted, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Term and Powers by the said last mentioned Act granted," 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, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Colchester Workhouses, &c. Bill.

His Grace made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An Act for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof," was committed.

Byrom's Shorthand, Bill.

The Earl of Moray made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for securing to John Byrom Master of Arts the sole Right of publishing, for a certain Term of Years, the Art and Method of Short Hand, invented by him," was committed.

Discoverers of the Conduct of E. Orford, indemnifying, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying such Persons as shall, upon Examination, make Discoveries touching the Disposition of Public Money, or concerning the Disposition of Offices, or any Payments or Agreements in respect thereof, or concerning other Matters relating to the Conduct of Robert Earl of Offord;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

Bank Agreement, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for advancing the Sum of One Million Six Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-two."

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. Edwards and Mr. Sawyer:

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

Rolt's Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estates of Edward Bayntun Rolt Esquire, to raise Money, for the Payment of Debts affecting the same, and of Portions for his Younger Brothers and Sister, charged thereon by the Settlement of their Uncle John Bayntun Esquire, deceased, 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 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.

Trade protecting, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better protecting and securing of the Trade and Navigation of this Kingdom in Times of War;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

Northey's Bill.

The Lord Raymond reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Northey an Infant to settle Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, for the Benefit of himself and any Woman he shall marry, and their Issue, notwithstanding his Infancy; 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wootton Underwood Common enclosing, Bill.

The Duke of Portland made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Lawnd, Wastes, and Unenclosed Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Wootton Underwood, in the County of Bucks, and for the making effectual certain Exchanges therein mentioned," was committed.

Sir W. Pole's Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Trustees named in the Will of Sir William Pole Baronet, deceased, to make Leases of Part of his Estate, during the Minority of his Son Sir John Pole."

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Bolton.
D. Bedford.
D. Portland.
D. Greenwich.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Tweeddale.
M. Lothian.
E. Pembroke.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abingdon.
E. Findlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Cowper.
E. Harborough.
E. Graham.
E. Waldegrave.
V. Hereford.
V. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Hereford.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Carteret, Sec.
Ld. Abergavenny.
L. Delawarr.
L. Clifton.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Haversham.
L. Conway.
L. Somerville.
L. Masham.
L. Bathurst.
L. Walpole.
L. Monson.
L. Lovel.
L. Talbot.
L. Montfort.
L. Ilchester.
L. Chedworth.
L. Fitzwilliam.
L. Edgcumbe.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 4th Day of June next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

V. Montague, & al. Leave for a Bill to sell Walsingham's Estates.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Anthony Lord Viscount Montague 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 Sale of the Estates late of James Walsingham Esquire, deceased, lying in the Counties of Surrey, Essex, Norfolk, and Cambridge, for raising Money, to discharge the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Persons who have neglected to take the Oaths, indemnifying, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices, Employments, and Promotions, within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose."

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

D. Norfolk & al. against York Buildings Company et al. et è contra:

A Petition of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That the Hearing of the Original Appeal of the Duke of Norfolk and others, which stands for To-morrow, may be put off to some further Day; and that the Hearing of the Petitioners Cross Appeal, to which the said Duke and others are Respondents, may come on together, at the same Time."

And thereupon the Agents on all Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Causes be heard on Wednesday next.

Books and Papers from the Admiralty-office to be delivered back.

Ordered, That such original Books and Papers as have been laid before this House this Session of Parliament, from the Admiralty-office, be delivered back, by the Clerk, to the Secretary of the Commissioners of the Admiralty.

Lucas's Bill, Committee put off.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Robert Lucas Esquire and Mary his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold, appointed to meet To-morrow, do meet on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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