House of Lords Journal Volume 26
March 1743, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: March 1743, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 238-249. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114174 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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March 1743, 21-31

DIE Lunæ, 21o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devon.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes (fn. 1) Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
2. Ds. Stawell.
1. Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgecumbe.

PRAYERS.

E. of Strafford takes his Seat.

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

Savage's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement between Margaret Savage Spinster and Elizabeth Byrche Widow, Two of the Daughters and Coheirs of Thomas Savage Esquire, deceased, relating to the Settlement and Disposition of the Real and Personal Estate of the said Thomas Savage."

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. Edwards and Mr. Spicer:

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

Insolvent Debtors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Against wearing Foreign Lace, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Importation and Wear of Gold and Silver Thread, Lace, Fringe, or other Work made of Gold or Silver Wire, manufactured in Foreign Parts."

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

Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees."

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

Col. Stratton against Magistrates of Montrose.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Colonel Charles Straton, in Old Montrose; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 28th of January last; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of the same Month; and of Two other Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, of the 5th and 9th of February last; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 24th and 25th of the same Month, made on the Behalf of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Borough of Montrose; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that the Appellant may have such other Relief as to this House shall seem just:"

It is Ordered, That the said Magistrates and Town Council of the Borough of Montrose may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 19th Day of April next; and that Service of this Order on their Agents or Solicitors in the Court of Session in Scotland be deemed good Service.

Dodwell & al. Leave to petition for a Bill:

The House being moved, "That Leave be given to exhibit a Petition of Robert Tracey Esquire, Guardian, and on the Behalf, of Mary Dodwell, an Infant, Daughter and Heir of Sir William Dodwell Knight, and of Smart Lethulier and Charles Lethulier Esquires;" praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of a Messuage, or Dwelling House, adjoining to the East Part of Northumberland House, in the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields, to the Duke of Somerset; and to lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands, of greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Dwelling House now stands settled, notwithstanding the Time limited by the Order of this House for presenting Petitions (fn. 2) for Private Bills is expired:

Ordered, That Leave be given to present the Petition accordingly.

Then the same being presented, and read:

Their Petition referred to Judges.

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Consideration of the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Fortescue Aland; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return the Duke of Buccleuch's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restoring Francis Duke of Buccleuch to the Dignities and Titles of Earl of Doncaster and Baron Scot of Tindal;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Hugh Smithson and others:

[ (fn. 3) With a] Bill, intituled, "An Act to make the Hamlet of Bethnal Green, in the Parish of St. Dunstan, Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, a separate and distinct Parish, and for erecting a Parish Church therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Naghten against Reynolds & al.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Laughlin Naghten Esquire; complaining of a Decree of Dismission of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 24th Day of April 1738, made in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plantiff, and Edwin Sandys Reynolds, John Staunton Executor of John Staunton Esquire deceased, Robert Le Strange Clerk and Edward Hudson Executors of Leonard Hudson Clerk, deceased, and Thomas Hudson Eldest Son and Heir of the said Leonard Hudson, were Desendants; and praying, "That the said Decree might be reversed; and that the Appellant might have such further and other Relief as to this House in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the joint and several Answer of the said Edwin Sandys Reynolds, John Staunton, Robert Le Strange, Edward Hudson, and Thomas Hudson, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Decree therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondents, the Sum of Sixty Pounds, lawful Money of Great Britain, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Magenis against Magenis.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Arthur Magenis Esquire is Appellant, and John Magenis Gentleman Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after the Recess at Easter.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 22o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cant.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Menevens.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgecumbe.

PRAYERS.

Bethnal Green Church Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make the Hamlet of Bethnal Green, in the Parish of St. Dunstan, Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, a separate and distinct Parish; and for erecting a Parish Church therein."

Messages from H. C. to return Wyndham Obrien's Bill for exemplifying the E. of Thomond's Will;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of Henry late Earl of Thomond and Viscount Tadcaster Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Norris's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Anna Norris Widow, Mother and Guardian to John Norris, an Infant, to grant One or more Building Lease or Leases of certain Messuages, and a Piece or Parcel of Ground, in Fenchurch Street, in the Parish of St. Benedict Gracechurch, London;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Insolvent Debtors Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Elwick's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in John Elwick Esquire the sole Property of an Engine for making Stone Pipes, and to enlarge the Term granted by Letters Patent for that Purpose;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Vagrants Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be printed.

Visc. Hatton takes the Oaths.

This Day William Lord Viscount Hatton took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, with the accustomed Ceremonies; the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cumberland (in their Robes) sitting in their respective Places; the Lords being also in their Robes; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills passed both Houses, delivered the same to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for repealing certain Duties on Spirituous Liquors, and on Licences for retailing the same; and for laying other Duties on Spirituous Liquors, and on Licences to retail the said Liquors."

"2. An Act for repealing the several Rates and Duties upon Victuallers and Retailers of Beer and Ale, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for transferring the Exchequer Bills unsatisfied thereupon to the Duties for Licences to sell Spirituous Liquors and Strong Waters by Retail; and also for enabling His Majesty to raise a certain Sum of Money, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-three, to be further charged on the said Duties for Licences."

"3. An Act for raising, by Annuities and a Lottery, in Manner therein mentioned, the Sum of One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, at Three Pounds per Centum per Annum, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fortythree."

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

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

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

"5. An Act for the more easy and effectual Conviction of Offenders found at large within the Kingdom of Great Britain, after they have been ordered for Transportation."

"6. An Act to empower Justices of the Peace to act in certain Cases relating to Parishes and Places, to the Rates and Taxes of which they are rated or chargeable."

"7. An Act to explain and amend the Laws touching the Elections of Members to serve for the Commons in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and to restrain the Partiality, and regulate the Conduct, of Returning Officers at such Elections."

"8. An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

"9. An Act for repairing the High Road from Borough Bridge, in the County of York, to Catherick, in the same County, and from thence to Piersbridge, on the River Tees."

"10. An Act for repairing the Road from Bowes, in the County of York, to Brough urder Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland."

"11. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts."

"12. An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Marlborough, through West Kennet, to Shepherds Shord, and from The Hare and Hounds in Beckhampton, to the Top of Cherill Hill, and from the Town of Avebury, to the Cross Way at Beckhampton, in the County of Wilts."

"13. An Act for continuing and making more effectual an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Highways from the City of Gloucester, to the Top of Birdlip Hill, being the Road to London; and from the Foot of the said Hill, to the Top of Crickley Hill, being the Road to Oxford."

"14. An Act for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to a Place called The Monument, upon Lansdown, in the same County."

"15. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the more effectual amending the Highway between Hockliffe and Woburn, in the County of Bedford; and for repairing the Road leading through Woburn, to Tickford Bridge, in Newport Pagnel, in the County of Bucks."

"16. An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from The Dun Cow, in Dunchurch, to Hillmorton, in the County of Warwick; and from thence to St. James's End, in the Town of Northampton."

"17. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for repairing and amending the Highways from the North Part of Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, to Woodford, in the County of Essex."

"18. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more effectual repairing the Roads leading from Wades Mill, in the County of Hertford, to Barley and Royston, in the said County."

"19. An Act for continuing an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for amending and repairing the Roads from Luton, in the County of Bedford, to Westwood Gate, in the said County; and for repairing the Roads from Luton to St. Albans, in the County of Hertford."

"20. An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, in the City of London, to raise a certain Sum of Money, for Payment of Debts already contracted, for the Relief and Maintenance of the Poor of the said Parish."

"21. An Act to enable the present and future Proprietors and Inhabitants of the Houses in Charterhouse Square, in the County of Middlesex, to make a Rate, so raising Money, effectually to enclose, pave, watch, clean, and improve, the said Square, and to continue the same in Repair."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"22. An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in Sturton and Walkeringham, in the County of Nottingham, entailed by the Will of Evelyn late Duke of Kingston, deceased, in Evelyn now Duke of Kingston, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses, Trusts, and Limitations, of the said Will; and for settling, in Lieu thereof, other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, to the like Uses."

"23. An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition made between the Coheirs of the late Marquis of Halifax, of divers Estates therein mentioned; and for other Purposes in this Act expressed."

"24. An Act to empower Two of the Trustees named in the Marriage Settlement of the late Lord Petre, deceased, to grant Leases, without the Concurrence of the other Trustee named in the said Settlement."

"25. An Act for restoring Francis Duke of Buccleuch to the Dignities and Titles of Earl of Doncaster and Baron Scot of Tindal."

"26. An Act for exchanging Part of the Glebe Lands and Hereditaments belonging to the Vicarage of Nuneaton, in the County of Warwick, for the Rectorial Tithes and certain Lands in the Parish of Nuneaton, belonging to the Impropriator."

"27. An Act for Sale of the Manor of Bathampton, being the Estate of Charles Holder Esquire, for Payment of Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"28. An Act for making perpetual an Agreement for the Exchange of Lands for Tithes, made between Evelyn Chadwicke Esquire, Lord of the Manor of West Leake, in the County of Nottingham, and Granville Wheler Clerk, Rector of the Parish Church there."

"29. An Act to enable Trustees, named in the Settlement and Will of Robert Trefusis Esquire, deceased, during the Minority of his Son Robert Cotton Trefusis, to make Leases of Part of his Estate in the County of Cornwal."

"30. An Act for empowering Thomas Fitzherbert the Younger Esquire to make Jointures, during the Life-time of Thomas Fitzherbert Esquire his Father: and also to grant Annuities to his Younger Sons, in such Manner as is therein mentioned."

"31. An Act for Sale of the settled Estates of William Gore Esquire, deceased, in the County of Middlesex, and City of London, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies; and for rendering a Power contained in his Will more effectual."

"32. An Act for enabling Thomas Gape and Joseph Gape Esquires to make Jointures and Leases of the Estates devised to them respectively, by the Will of William Gape Esquire, their late Father, deceased."

"33. An Act to empower Anna Norris Widow, Mother and Guardian to John Norris an Infant, to grant One or more Building Lease or Leases of certain Messuages, and a Piece or Parcel of Ground, in Fenchurch Street, in the Parish of St. Benedict Gracechurch, London."

"34. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, within the Parish of Great Brington, in the County of Northampton."

"35. An Act for confirming and rendering more effectual certain Articles of Agreement, and an Award, for enclosing and dividing certain Common Fields and Common Downs, within the Manor and Parish of Aston Tirrold, in the County of Berks."

"36. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor of Dummer, in the Parish of Dummer, in the County of Southampton."

"37. An Act for confirming, establishing, and making effectual, certain Articles of Agreement, made and entered into, for enclosing and dividing several Common Fields, lying in Earley, in the Parish of Soning, in the County of Berks; and for exchanging several ancient Enclosures in Earley aforesaid."

"38. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common, or Moor, called Elvington Moor, within the Manor and Parish of Elvington, in the County of York."

"39. An Act for making the Exemplification of the Settlement made by James Earl of Anglesey, on his Marriage with Katherine now Dutchess Dowager of Buckinghamshire and Normanby, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

"40. An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of Henry late Earl of Thomond and Viscount Tadcaster Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

"41. An Act for vesting the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland, the Estate of Arthur Plunket Esquire, in Trustees, in order to sell such Lands to Protestant Purchasers."

"42. An Act to enable Henry Willis Esquire, now called Henry Compton, and his Issue Male and Descendants, to take and use the Surname of Compton, pursuant to the Will of Elianor Bave Widow, deceased."

"43. An Act to enable Edward Rookes Esquire, to take and use the Surname of Leedes only, pursuant to the last Will and Testament of Robert Leedes, late of North Milforth, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased."

"44. An Act to enable Crayle Bellamy Esquire to take and use the Surname of Crayle."

"45. An Act for vesting in John Elwick Esquire the sole Property of an Engine for making Stone Pipes; and to enlarge the Term granted by Letters Patent for that Purpose."

"46. An Act for naturalizing John Bockholt and Swain Rose."

"47. An Act for naturalizing Paul Torras, John Godfrey Zurhorst, and others."

"48. An Act for naturalizing James Serces Clerk."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Commissioners Names in Land Tax rectifying, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of the Commissioners for the Land Tax for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-two; and for the appointing other Persons, together with those named for the said Year, to put in Execution an Act of this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fortythree."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham 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."

E Sutherland against Anderson & al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein William Earl of Sutherland is Appellant, and William Anderson and others are Respondents, which stands to be heard To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

26th April, 1744, hitherto examined by us,

Portland.
Bridgewater.
Shaftesbury.
Oxford & Mortimer.

DIE Mercurii, 23o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Harrington, Præses.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Portmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgecumbe.

PRAYERS.

Arcedeckne against Kelly & al.

The Answers of William Kelly and Robert Ridge Gentlemen, to the Appeal of Nicholas Arcedeckne Esquire, were brought in.

E. Doncaster takes his Seat.

Francis Duke of Buccleuch, restored by Act of Parliament to the Titles of Earl of Doncaster in the County of York, and Baron Scot of Tindal in the County of Northumberland, granted by Letters Patent, dat. 14o Die Februarii, 15o Ca. 2di, to his Grandfather James Duke of Monmouth, sat first in Parliament; having, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Straton to enter into Recognizance for Colonel Straton.

The House being moved, "That Samuel Straton of London Merchant may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Colonel Charles Straton, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Scotland:"

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

Moor against Lynch & al.; and Magenis against Magenis:

The House was informed, "That a Person attended, in order to deliver in several Pleadings and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Michael Moor Esquire is Appellant, and Henry Lynch Esquire and others are Respondents; and in the Cause wherein Arthur Magenis is Appellant, and John Magenis Respondent:"

Pleadings proved.

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, the said Pleadings 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:

Arcedeckne against Kelly & al.:

The House was likewise informed, "That another Person attended, in order to deliver in several Pleadings and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Nicholas Arcedeckne Esquire is Appellant, and William Kelly and Robert Ridge Gentlemen are Respondents:"

Pleadings proved.

He was thereupon called in; and delivered, at the Bar, the said Pleadings 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.

Names of Commissioners of the Land Tax rectifying, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of the Commissioners for the Land Tax, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-two; and for the appointing other Persons, together with those named for the said Year, to put in Execution an Act of this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-three."

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. Spicer:

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

Deeds and Wills made by Papists to enrol, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees."

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."

To prevent Wear of Foreign-made Lace, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Importation and Wear of Gold and Silver Thread, Lace, Fringe, or other Work made of Gold or Silver Wire, manufactured in Foreign Parts."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had made a Progress in the said Bill."

Ordered, That, on this Day Sevennight, the House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Bill.

Elections of Knights of Shires, Bill.

The last Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws touching the Elections of Knights of the Shire, to serve in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called England; and to restrain the Partiality, and regulate the Conduct, of Returning Officers at such Elections:"

After Debate;

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday the 14th Day of April next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Cause put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, which stands for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 25o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.

PRAYERS.

E. of Home against Clark.

The Answer of Jacobina Clark, to the Appeal of William Earl of Home, was brought in.

Tracey & al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Tracey Esquire 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 a Tenement adjoining to Northumberland House, in The Strand, Part of the Estate of Sir William Dodwell Knight, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

Bethnal Green Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make the Hamlet of Bethnal Green, in the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, a separate and distinct Parish; and for erecting a Parish Church therein."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Newcastle.
E. Northampton.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Harborough.
E. Fitzwalter.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Hereford.
L. B. Exeter.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Somerville.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Monson.
L. Raymond.
L. Fitzwilliam.

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

Ordered, That the Lords following be added to the said Committee:

E. Warwick.
E. Jersey.
Vis. Harcourt.
L. B. London.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Norwich.
L. Delawarr.
L. Stawell.
L. Bathurst.

Vagrants Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction."

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

Deeds and Wills made by Papists, &c. Enrolment of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees."

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. Spicer:

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

E. Sutherland against Anderson & al:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Earl of Sutherland; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 9th of July 1740; and of a subsequent Interlocutor of the same Lords, of the 24th of June 1741, whereby they adhered to their said former Interlocutor; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; and that the Appellant might have such Relief as to the House in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of William Anderson put in to the said Ap peal; 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 so much of the said Interlocutor, whereby the Lords of Session found, "That no sufficient Claim of the Recognition in Question was entered before the Commissioners for inquiring into the forfeited Estates," be, and the same is hereby, reversed: And that in the said Interlocutor, after the Words ["Casualty of Recognition"], these Words be inserted ["incurred prior to the Treason committed by the Vassal"]: And it is hereby Declared, That the Appellant's Grandfather and Father having claimed the Estate in Question, by their Exceptions presented to the Court of Session, as forfeited to them under the Act of the First Year of His late Majesty, for encouraging Superiors and Vassals, Landlords and Tenants, in Scotland, who do and shall continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His Majesty, &c. and having, in the Year 1719, obtained a Decree of the said Court, declaring the said Estate to belong to them, by virtue of the said Act, in respect of the Rebellion of their Vassal, with the Burden always of a Proportion of the Debts affecting the said Estate, the same was a Waiver or Renunciation of any Recognition prior to the Treason so committed as aforesaid; and that the Appellant is bound thereby: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Residue of the said Interlocutors, with the Alterations or Variations before mentioned, be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Arcedeckne against Kelly & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Nicholas Arcedeckne Esquire is Appellant, and William Kelly and Robert Ridge Gentlemen are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the Second Day for Causes after the approaching Recess at Easter.

E Home against Clark.

The like Motion and Order, for hearing the Cause wherein William Earl of Home is Appellant, and Jacobina Clark Respondent, on the First Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 29o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Portmore.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.

PRAYERS.

Bankrupts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to prevent the Committing of Frauds by Bankrupts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Shorter against Poyntz, Writ of Error.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, brought up a Writ of Error, wherein William Poyntz Gentleman is Plaintiff, and John Shorter Defendant.

Dodwell's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Tenement adjoining to Northumberland House, in The Strand, Part of the Estate of Sir William Dodwell Knight, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Bedford.
D. Devon.
D. Montagu.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Suffolk.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cardigan.
E. Anglesey.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
Vis. Lonsdale.
Vis. Harcourt.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Exeter.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Carteret, Sec.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. North.
L. Clifton.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Somerville.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Monson.
L. Ilchester.
L. Edgecumbe.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 13th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Time of Meeting of the Committee.

Moved, "To dispense with the Standing Order relating to the Time of the Commitment of Private Bills, so far as that the said Committee may meet on a sooner Day, in regard to the approaching Conclusion of this Session of Parliament."

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

D. Montagu, Privilege; Bacchus to be attached, for taking a Man out of the Custody of his Grace's Bailiff of the Manor of Furnes.

Complaint being made to the House, and Oath at the Bar, "That one Richard Bacchus did forcibly take John Dodgson out of the Custody of Miles Brockbank, Deputy to his Grace the Duke of Montagu's Bailiff of the Manor of Furnes, in the County of Lancaster, on the 3d Day of this Instant March, his Grace having the Execution of all Process within the same, in Breach of the Privilege of the said Duke, and the Privilege of this House:"

It is Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said Richard Bacchus, and keep him in safe Custody until further Order of this House; and for so doing, this shall be a sufficient Warrant.

To Francis Jephson Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House; his Deputy or Deputies, and to every of them.

Bethnal Green Church, Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make the Hamlet of Bethnal Green, in the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, a separate and distinct Parish; and for erecting a Parish Church therein," be revived; and meet To-morrow.

Vagrants Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction."

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 made some Amendments thereunto; which he would be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Colonel Straton to amend his Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Charles Straton; praying, "In regard some of the Parties to the Cause in the Court below were, by Mistake, omitted to be made Respondents; that the Petitioner may have Leave to amend his Appeal, by adding such Persons so omitted; a Copy thereof not having been taken out:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 30o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffens.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Portmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Malton.
Comes Bath.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.

PRAYERS.

Bankrupts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Savage against Echlin & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Savage, of Portaferry, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, and of Patrick Savage his Eldest Son, a Minor, by the said Andrew Savage his Father and next Friend; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 18th of February last, made in certain Causes, wherein Godfrey Echlin and others were Plaintiffs, and the Appellants and others Defendants, et è contra; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed, and the Compositions and Agreements men tioned in the said Appeal established, and the Original Bill dismissed with Costs; and the Appellants otherwise relieved, in such Manner as to this House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Godfrey Echlin, and John Magill and Margaret his Wife, and John Trotter, 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 Wednesday the 4th Day of May next; and that Service of this Order on their respective Attornies in the said Court be deemed good Service.

Messages from H. C. to return Cooke's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Stapylton and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in Ravensworth and Washton, in the County of York, in James Cooke the Younger, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Settlement; and for settling, in Lieu thereof, other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Vagrants Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House; and are as follow:

"Press 12. Line ult. After ["them], insert ["according to the Rates and Allowances appointed by the General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, as is by this Act hereafter directed".]

"Pr. 14. L. 41. After ["Passage"], insert ["either in the Whole or in Part"].

"Pr. 15. L. 5. After ["aforesaid"], insert ["returning the Overplus to such Vagabond or Vagabonds, if any be"].

"Pr. 21. L. 18. After ["the"], insert ["reasonable"]; and in the same Line, after ["of"], insert ["removing"].

"L. 24. After ["be"], insert ["such Charges being first proved upon Oath before them"]."

After which, the Amendments following were agreed to be made to the said Bill:

"Pr. 10. L. 15. Leave out the First ["to"]; and after ["publickly"], insert ["to"].

"L. 23. Leave out ["within the said County"].

"L. 27. After ["Law"], insert ["or in case the Parish, Town, or Place, to which such Person or Persons is or are to be sent, lies in some other County, Riding, Division, Corporation, or Franchise, having separate Quarter Sessions of the Peace, then the Form shall be as follows, (videlicet,) "To convey the said to the Parish or Town of that being the First Parish or Town in the next Precinct, through which he, she, or they, ought to pass, to the said Parish or Town of to which he, she, or they, is or are to be sent; and to deliver him, her, or them, to the Constable or other Officer of such First Town or Parish, in such next Precinct, together with this Pass, and the Duplicate of the Examination of the said taking his Receipt for the same; and the said is or are to be thence conveyed on, in like Manner, to the said Parish or Town of according to the Directions of the Act of Parliament in that Case made and provided, and there to be delivered to some Churchwarden, Chapelwarden, or Overseer of the Poor, of the same Parish, Town, or Place, to be there provided for according to Law"].

"P. 11. L. 7. After ["Act"], insert ["except such as shall be apprehended wandering and begging, and not otherwise offending against this Act."].

"Pr. 19. L. 20. After ["Vouchers"], insert ["or in case any Governor or Master of a House of Correction shall deliver such Certificate and Receipt to any such Treasurer as aforesaid, such Treasurer shall pay the Rates therein ascertained to such Governor or Master of a House of Correction, taking his Receipt for the same; which shall be allowed to such Treasurer in his Accompt, on his producing and delivering up such Voucher"]."

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying a further Sum therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-three; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws, relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; to the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to an additional Number of One Hundred Hackney Chairs, and to the Powers given for regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs; for punishing the Venders of unstamped News Papers; for allowing the Importation of Hemp or Flax, manufactured in Ireland, though not sworn to be of the Growth of Ireland; and for the Relief of Bryan Blundel, in respect to the Duty on some White Salt lost in a Storm at Sea;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carts to be drawn with Four Horses, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Hugh Smithson and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing Carts to be drawn with Four Horses;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Dodwell's Bill;

The Order being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, relating to the Time of the Commitment of Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Tenement adjoining to Northumberland House, in The Strand, Part of the Estate of Sir William Dodwell Knight, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses," stands committed, may meet on a sooner Day than was at first appointed, in regard to the approaching Conclusion of this Session of Parliament;

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

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

To prevent the Wear of Foreign Gold and Silver Lace, &c. Bill.

The Order being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Importation and Wear of Gold and Silver Thread, Lace, Fringe, or other Work made of Gold or Silver Wire, manufactured in Foreign Parts:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Tuesday Sevennight.

Bethnal Green Church, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make the Hamlet of Bethnal Green, in the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, a separate and distinct Parish; and for erecting a Parish Church therein," 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."

Magenis against Magenis:

A Petition of Arthur Magenis Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That his Appeal stands appointed to be heard on the First Day for Causes after the Recess at Easter; and that he is advised, he cannot safely proceed to such Hearing without a Settlement in the Hands of a Gentleman in Ireland, who purchased Part of the Petitioner's Estate, which he has not yet been able to procure;" and praying, "That the said Hearing may be put off to such Time as to the House shall seem meet."

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

And being withdrawn:

Hearing put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off for a Month.

Arcedeckne against Kelly & al.; the Appeliant's Agent to have Copies of Exhibits, &c.

A Petition of Nicholas Arcedeckne Esquire, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Respondents to his Appeal have lately set down the same to be heard on the Second Day for Causes after the Recess at Easter; but, their Answer not being put in till the 23d Instant, the Petitioner did not apprehend any Hearing would come on this Session, and therefore deferred sending the necessary Papers from Ireland in order thereunto;" and praying, "That the said Hearing may be put off to such Time as to the House shall seem meet."

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

And the Respondents Agent offering to give the Appellant's Agent Copies of such Exhibits or Papers as were delivered in at the Bar of this House, upon Oath, at the Appellant's Expence:

They were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Respondents Agent do give the Appellant's Agent Copies of the said Exhibits or Papers, or any other Exhibits in the Cause, at the Appellant's Expence; and that the Respondents do produce the same, at the Hearing of the said Cause, in this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 31o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffens.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Home.
Comes Portmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.

PRAYERS.

Dodwell's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Tenement adjoining to Northumberland House, in The Strand, Part of the Estate of Sir William Dodwell Knight, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses," 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.

Carts with Four Horses, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing Carts to be drawn with Four Horses."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday after the Recess at Easter.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying a further Sum therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-three; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday after the Recess at Easter.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws, relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British made Gunpowder; to the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the additional Number of One Hundred Hackney Chairs, and to the Powers given for regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs; for punishing the Venders of unstamped News Papers; for allowing the Importation of Hemp or Flax manufactured in Ireland, though not sworn to be of the Growth of Ireland; and for the Relief of Bryan Blundel, in respect to the Duty on some White Salt lost in a Storm at Sea."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday after the Recess at Easter.

Bethnal Green Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make the Hamlet of Bethnal Green, in the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, a separate and distinct Parish; and for erecting a Parish Church 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 it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Sawyer and Mr. Mountague:

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

Dodwell's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Tenement adjoining to Northumberland House, Part of the Estate of Sir William Dodwell, Knight, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising there by in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

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.

Cooke's Bill:

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in Ravensworth and Washton, in the County of York, in James Cooke the Younger, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Settlement; and for settling, in Lieu thereof, other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

And the same, being read Thrice, were agreed to.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to Amendments 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 Amendments made by them to the said Bill.

Bankrupts Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham 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."

Indemnifying Persons omitting to take the Oaths, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and also for amending so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants," as relates to the Time for receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, now limited by the said Act."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday after the Recess at Easter.

Nugent to enter into Recognizance for Savage.

The House being moved, "That Christopher Nugent Esquire, commonly called Lord Delvin in the Kingdom of Ireland, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Andrew Savage Esquire and his Eldest Son, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they being in Ireland:"

Vagrants Bill:

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, duodecimum diem Aprilis jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.
2 Deest in Originali.
3 Origin. to return the; vide p. 240. a. &c.