House of Lords Journal Volume 26
December 1743, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: December 1743, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 283-285. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114183 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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December 1743, 21-30

DIE Mercurii, 21o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
M. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Malton.
Comes Bath.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.

PRAYERS.

Sir Peter Byrne's Guardians, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Peter Legh 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 to enlarge the Time limited by the Will of Sir Francis Leicester Baronet, deceased, for Sale of the Real Estate late of Sir John Byrne Baronet, deceased, in the Kingdom of Ireland; and also to enable Sir Peter Byrne Baronet, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Leicester only, pursuant to the said Will."

Overseers of the Poor, to give Notice of Rates, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to oblige Overseers of the Poor to give public Notice of Rates made for the Relief of the Poor, and to produce the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be printed.

Proceedings of Commissioners for building Westminster Bridge, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Sir Joseph Ayloffe, from the Commissioners for building a Bridge at Westminster, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar,

"A State of the Proceedings of the said Commissioners, from the 17th of November 1742, to the 9th of November 1743."

Also, "Contracts made by the said Commissioners, from the 17th of November 1742, to the 9th of November 1743 (both inclusive)."

And also, "Accompts of the Treasurer of the said Commissioners, from the 29th of September 1742, to the 29th of September 1743."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles of the said Proceedings, Contracts, and Accompts, were read.

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Smith to ente into Recognizance for Smith.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Smith, of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborne, Midd'x, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Smith, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Ireland:

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

Lindegren & al. Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Lindegren and Abraham Spalding, of London, Merchants," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Land Tax Bill.

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

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."

Petition of McQuillin & Ux. rejected.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Macquillin and Frances his Wife; setting forth, "That, in the Month of April 1735, they lodged an Appeal from a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, which, not being prosecuted the next Session of Parliament, as required by the Standing Order, was dismissed, but without Prejudice to the Petitioners bringing another Appeal, as they should be advised; and that, by reason of several Hardships which has befallen the Petitioner Richard since the said Month of April, he hath been prevented from bringing a new Appeal, which is now ready drawn;" and praying, "That he may be at Liberty to bring such Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 22o Decembris.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Roffens.
Epus. (fn. 1) Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Harrington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Manchester.
M. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bath.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Land Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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-four."

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. Spicer and Mr. Edwards:

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

Lindegren & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Lindegren and Abraham Spalding, of London, Merchants."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Sir P. Byrne's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time limited by the Will of Sir Francis Leicester Baronet, deceased, for Sale of the Real Estate late of Sir John Byrne Baronet deceased, in the Kingdom of Ireland; and also to enable Sir Peter Byrne Baronet, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Leicester only, pursuant to the said Will:"

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

L. President.
L. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bedford.
D. Manchester.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Loudoun.
E. Oxford.
E. Bath.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Carteret, Sec.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. North.
L. Cliston.
L. Berkeley.
L. Stawell.
L. Conway.
L. Hervey.
L. Somerville.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Monson.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Fitzwilliam.
L. Edgecumbe.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the First Day after the approaching Recess, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

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 the 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 Land Tax Bill, delivered the same to the Clerk; who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bill ready for the Royal Assent, as follow:

Bills passed.

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

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

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

"2. An Act for naturalizing Andrew Lindegren and Abraham Spalding, of London, Merchants."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Bishop of Bangor to preach, 30th of January.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Bangor be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Monday the 30th Day of January next.

The House was informed, "There were Lords without, ready to be introduced."

Lord Sandys introduced:

Accordingly, Samuel Sandys Esquire, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 20o Die Decembris, 17o Geo. 2di, created Lord Sandys, Baron of Ombersley in the County of Worcester, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the Lord Carteret and the Lord Berkeley, also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent, at the Woolsack, to the Lord Chancellor; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor Samuel Sandys, Ch'r, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, and the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met, at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no Wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentieth Day of December, in the Seventeenth Year of Our Reign.

"Bisse."

Then his Lordship, at the Table, having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Lord Herbert of Cherbury introduced:

In like Manner, Henry Arthur Herbert Esquire, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 21o Die Decembris, 17o Geo. 2di, created Lord Herbert, Baron of Cherbury in the County of Salop, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the Lord Monson and the Lord Edgcumbe, also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent, at the Woolsack, to the Lord Chancellor; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Henry Arthur Herbert, Ch'r, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, and the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and of the Church, is now met, at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no Wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentyfirst Day of December, in the Seventeenth Year of Our Reign.

"Bisse."

Then his Lordship 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, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Overseers of the Poor to give Notice of Rates, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to oblige Overseers of the Poor to give public Notice of Rates made for the Relief of the Poor, and to produce the same."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on the First Wednesday after the approaching Recess.

Alex. Ross to enter into Recognizance for Sir Duncan Campbell;

The House being moved, "That Alexander Ross Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Duncan Campbell Baronet, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Scotland:"

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

and Geo. Ross for Watson.

The like Motion and Order, for Mr. George Ross to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Watson, Writer to the Signet, on account of his Appeal; for a Reason of the like Nature.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum diem Januarii jam. prox. sequeri. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Lith.