House of Lords Journal Volume 27
April 1747, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: April 1747, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 202-210. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114275 Date accessed: 01 November 2014.


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April 1747, 1-10

DIE Veneris, 1o Aprilis.

Dominis, tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen
Epus. Glocestriens
Epus. Wigorn
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford
Dux Gordon
Dux Argyll
Dux Ancaster
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Chandos.
March. Tweeddale.
March Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bath
Comes Leicester.
Comes Brooke
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount St John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogon.
Ds. Ducie
Ds. Montfort
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Rolle.

PRAYERS.

Bp of Ely takes the Oaths.

Thomas Lord Bishop of Ely took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Mistake in Mutiny Act to rectify, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act made in this Session of Parliament, for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H C to return Carthew's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Suffolk, late the Estate of Thomas Carthew Esquire, deceased, in his Executors, to enable them to convey the same, pursuant to Articles entered into for the Purchase thereof," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

E. Brooke, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Francis Earl Brooke, 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 a Morety of the late Sir George Strode's Estates, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, in the Right Honourable Francis Earl Brooke, as the same is now held and enjoyed by him, pursuant to Sir George Strode's Will, and the Partition of the said Estates made by virtue of a Decree of the Court of Chancery."

Orme's Pet referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Garton Orme Esquire, only Son of Robert Orme Esquire by Dorothea his Wife, both deceased, and of Charlotte Orme Spinster, Daughter and only Child of the said Garton Orme; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for confirming and establishing certain Agreements in the Petition mentioned, for paying and discharging several Debts of the Petitioner, by Sale of Part of the Premises comprized in a Settlement of the 7th of May 1728, and rendering the said Agreements effectual.

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Clive and Mr. Baron Legge, with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Fleetwood's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates late of Henry Fleetwood Esquire, deceased, in the County of Lancaster, for raising Money, to discharge the Encumbrances affecting the same, and for laying out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of a former Settlement."

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. Holford and Mr. Burroughs.

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

Courts Martial in the Sea Service regulating, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Proceedings upon Courts Martial in the Sea Service, and for extending the Discipline of the Navy to the Crews of His Majesty's Ships wrecked, lost, or taken, and for continuing to them their Wages, upon certain Conditions."

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

Neau's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Ilchester reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Neau," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Holton Lands enclosing, Bill.

The same Lord reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Agreements, for enclosing and exchanging Lands in Holton, in the County of Lincoln, and for rendering the same more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended," 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Workhouses, Bury St Edmund, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting Workhouses, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor, within the Borough of Bury St Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk, and for the better repairing and paving the Streets and Highways there."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds
D Argyll
D Newcastle.
D Chandos
M Rockingham
E Lincoln
E Northampton
E Warwick
E Chesterfield.
E Litchfield.
E. Rochford.
E Coventry.
E Findlater.
E. Leven
E. Aberdeen.
E Oxford
E. Strafford
E Ashburnham
E Orford.
E Bath.
E Brooke.
E. Fitzwilliam.
V. St. John.
V. Falmouth.
L Abp. Cant.
L Abp York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Exeter.
L. B Bangor.
L. Dudley.
L. Willoughby Par.
L North
L. Strange.
L Ward.
L Berkeley.
L Cornwallis.
L Hervey.
L. Hay
L. Bathurst.
L Cadogan.
L Ducie
L. Montfort.
L. Ilchester.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Herbert.
L. Ravensworth.
L Rolle.

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

Langwith Common enclosing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing certain Common Pasture Grounds, within the Manors and Parishes of Langwith and Plesley, and the Hamlets of Stoney Houghton and Shirbrook, in the said Parishes, in the County of Derby."

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.

Rose & al against Countess Roscommon.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein George Rose and Arthur Usher Esquires are Appellants, and Angel Countess Dowager of Roscommon is 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 those already appointed.

Buckingham Assizes, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the Summer Assizes for the County of Buckingham, at the County Town of Buckingham," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House, and are as follow, (videlicet,)

"Press 1. Line 9. Leave out ["Regulation"], and insert ["Usage."]

"Line 23. Leave out ["Thirty"], and insert ["Forty"].

"Line 24. After ["Assize"], insert ["and"], and after ["Nisi Prius"], insert ["and all general Commissions of"].

"Line 25. After ["and"], insert ["all Commissions of"].

"Press 2 L. 6 Leave out from ["Exigency"] to ["to"] in the 9th Line"

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next, the Lords to be summoned, and the Judges to attend.

Countess Kildare & al against Button & al. Papers proved.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended, in order to deliver in an attested Copy of an Act of Parliament made in Ireland, and also a Schedule, containing an Account of the Effects of Samuel Burton, deceased, in the Cause wherein Mary Countess of Kildare and others are Appellants, and Robert Burton Esquire and others Respondents"

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, the said Act and Schedule, properly attested.

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ 4o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Arch Cant.
Arch Ebor
Epus. Roffen.
Epus Glocestriens
Epus Wigorn.
Epus Eliens
Epus Bristol
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus Lincoln.
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven
Epus. Hereford.
Epus Exon
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Devon, Senescallus
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Gordon
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Chandos.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Cardigan
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Levon
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Granville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount St John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par
Ds North
Ds Strange
Ds Ward
Ds Berkeley.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Hervey.
Ds Hay
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Talbot.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Herbert
Ds Anson
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds. Rolle.

PRAYERS.

Banks Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Letitia Banks Spinster, 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 the settled Estate late of Joseph Banks the Elder Esquire, deceased, in the Parish of Saint James, within the Liberty of Westrunster, in Trustees, in order to make Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses"

Fox, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of James Fox 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 confirming an Agreement between James Fox and John Bridges Esquires, for exchanging certain Lands, in the Parish of Cobham, in the County of Surrey, and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended"

Trustees, Rugby School, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Trustees for the Free School at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, 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 raising Money, out of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff, for the founding and maintaining a School and Alms-houses, at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, to be applied in re-building the said School, or purchasing One or more Messuage or Messuages, together with some Ground adjoining thereto, and for the better Support of the said Charity."

Williams & al Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Williams of Stoke next Nayland in the County of Suffolk 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 vesting the Estates of Richard Williams a Bankrupt (which were settled on his Marriage with Sarah Williams his present Wife) in the Assignees under the Commission of Bankruptcy awarded against him, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, and for making a Provision for the said Sarah Williams and her Issue, in such Manner as therein is mentioned."

Chafin & al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of George Chafin 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 the settled Estate of George Chasin Esquire, in the Counties of Southampton and Surrey, for paying off and discharging several Debts and Encumbrances, and for settling Lands in the County of Somerset, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses"

Creditors of Narish, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Edward Spelman Esquire and other Creditors of Hugh Naish 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 confirming certain Articles of Agreement, between the Creditors of Hugh Narsh Esquire and the Trustees named in an Act of Parliament of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for vesting the Real and Personal Estates of the said Hugh Narsh in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Faceby Commons enclosing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing, dividing, and exchanging, the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Grounds, in the Manor and Township of Faceby, in Clevelond, in the North Riding of the County of York, and for providing certain Recompenses to the Impropriators and Vicar of Paccby, in Lieu of Tithes," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ely Fens, draining Lands, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Matthew Robinson Morris and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, in the several Parishes of Maney, Upwell, Welney, Downham, Witcham, and in a certain extra-parochial Place in Byal Fen, within the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Manchester Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Strange and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from the Town of Manchester, leading through Newton, Failsworth, and Oldham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Austerlands, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the County of York, and for making the same more effectual," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

E Brooke's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Morety of the late Sir George Strode's Estates, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, in the Right Honourable Francis Earl Brooke, as the same is now held and enjoyed by him, pursuant to Sir George Strode's Will, and the Partition of the said Estates made by virtue of a Decree of the Court of Chancery"

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

Ld Privy Seal.
Ld Steward
D St Albans
D Bolton
D Montagu
D Chandos.
M Tweeddale.
E Lincoln.
E Warwick
E Chesterfield.
E Cardigan.
E. Oxford.
E. Cowper.
E Harborough.
E Graham.
E Waldegrave.
E Bath
E Fitzwilliam
V St John.
V Folkestone.
L. Abp Cant.
L Abp. York.
L Bp Rochester
L B Hereford.
L B Peterborough
L B Bangor.
L. Delawar.
L. Dudley.
L. Willoughby Par.
L North.
L Strange.
L Ward
L. Hervey.
L Bathurst.
L Ducie.
L. Talbot.
L Ilchester
L Sandys.
L Anson
L Revensworth
L Rolle

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 19th Instant, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Motion dispense with Standing Order.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed may meet on an earlier Day than now appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced."

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

Assizes at Buckingham, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the Summer Assizes for the County of Buckingham at the County Town of Buckingham"

It was proposed, "To put off the same for Two Months"

Which being objected to.

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be read the Third Time on this Day Two Months?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And, after Debate,

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 Mr. Edwards and Mr. Thurston

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, quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 5o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus. Lincoln
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus Bangor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux St Albans.
Dux Argyll
Dux Chandos
March Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Northampton
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield
Comes Findlater
Comes Leven
Comes Oxford
Comes Harborough.
Comes Bath
Comes Brooke
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Cornwallis
Ds Hay
Ds Romney
Ds Ilchester
Ds Sandys
Ds Teversham.

PRAYERS.

Lloyd's Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Com mittees to whom the Bill, intituled "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Thomas Lloyd Esquire and Ann his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and for settling other Estates to the Uses in then Marriage Settlement," 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.

Gore & al for Sale of the Estates late of Sir O Humfreys, Bill.

The Lord Ilchester made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of certain Lands, in the Parishes of Barking and Dagenham, in the County of Essex, Part of the Estate of the late Sir Orlando Humfreys Baronet, deceased, for the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed.

And the same Order was made.

Window Act explaining, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and further enforcing, the Execution of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for repealing the several Rates and Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights, and for granting to His Majesty other Rates and Duties upon Houses, Windows, or Lights, and for raising the Sum of Four Millions Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Annuities, to be charged on the said Rates or Duties," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E Brooke's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Moiety of the late Sir George Strode's Estates, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, in the Right Honourable Francis Earl Brooke, as the same is now held and enjoyed by him, pursuant to Sir George Strode's Will, and the Partition of the said Estates made by virtue of a Decrce of the Court of Chancery," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than now appointed, in regard the Session is very far advanced.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly.

Committee shortened.

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

Dickson against Lockhart, to amend Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of David Dickson, setting forth, "That he apprehends it will be necessary for him to amend his Appeal, to which George Lockhart of Carnwath Esquire is Respondent, by reason the Lord Advocate for Scotland (through Mistake), is not made a Party thereto," and praying, "That the Petitioner may have Leave to amend his said Appeal, as he shall be advised"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner may amend his said Appeal, as desired, and that the Respondent do put in his Answer thereunto.

Lockhart, to amend the Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of George Lockhart Esquire, praying Leave to amend the Cross Appeal pat in by him to the Original Appeal of David Dickson, it now appearing that the same is in some Respect imperfect.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, as desired, he amending the Respondent's Copy.

Keck, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Anthony Keck of Lincoln's-Ian 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 repealing of Part, and for explaining and amending other Parts, of an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for charging, selling, and applying, Part of the settled Estate of Anthony Keck Esquire, for raising Money, towards the Purchase of the Manors of Dalby and Broughton, in the County of Leicester, contracted for pursuant to the Will of Anthony Keck his Grandfather, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Manchester Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from the Town of Manchester, leading through Newton, Failsworth, and Oldham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Austerlands, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the County of York, and for making the same more effectual"

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

Ld President.
D St Albans
D. Argyll
D. Chandos
M. Tweeddale.
E. Lincoln.
E Northampton
E. Carlisle
E Shaftesbury
E Litchfield.
E Findlater.
E. Leven
E. Oxford.
E Harborough.
E. Bath.
E. Brooke.
E. Fitzwilliam.
Visc Lonsdale.
L Bp Rochester.
L. B Chichester.
L B. Landaff.
L B Lincoln.
L B. St Davids.
L B. Bangor
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Hay
L. Romney.
L Ilchester.
L Sandys
L. Feversham.

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

Fox s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement between James Fox and John Bridges Esquires, for exchanging certain Lands in the Parish of Cobham, in the County of Surrey and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended."

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 Wednesday the 20th Instant, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Mutiny Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act made in this Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

Holton Lands for enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Agreements for enclosing and exchanging Lands in Holton, in the County of Lincoln, and for rendering the same more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended"

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 Bennett and Mr Thurston

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

Neau's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Neau"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with at.

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

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

Banks's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate late of Joseph Banks the Elder Esquire, deceased, in the Parish of Saint James, within the Liberty of Westminster, in Trustees, in order to make Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale 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 Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 20th Instant, at the usual Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Creditors of Naish's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming certain Articles of Agreement, between the Creditors of Hugh Naish Esquire and the Trustees named in an Act of Parliament of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for vesting the Real and Personal Estates of the said Hugh Naish in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors, 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.

Chafin a Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled Estate of George Chafin, in the Counties of Southampton and Surrey, for paying off and discharging several Debts and Encumbrances, and for settling Lands in the County of Somerset, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses"

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.

William a Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Williams a Bankrupt (which were settled on his Marriage with Sarah Williams his present Wife) in the Assignees under the Commission of Bankruptey awarded against him, to be sold, for the Payment of his Debts, and for making a Provision for the said Sarah Williams and her Issue, in such Manner as therein is mentioned"

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 21st Instant, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Trustees, Rugby School, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money out of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff, for the founding and maintaining a School and Alms-houses at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, to be applied in re-building the said School, or purchasing One or more Messuage or Messuages, together with some Ground adjoining thereto, and for the better Support of the said Charity."

Ordered, That the said Bill be commited 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.

Ely Fen, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, in the several Parishes of Maney, Upwell, Welney, Downham, Witcham, and in a certain extra-parochial Place in Byal Fen, within the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge"

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the Second Day after the Recess at Easter, and to adjourn as they please.

Faceby Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing, dividing, and exchanging, the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Grounds, in the Manor and Township of Faceby, in Cleveland, in the North Riding of the County of York, and for providing certain Recompenses to the Impropriators and Vicar of Faceby, in Lieu of Tithes"

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 6o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Ebor
Epus Roffen
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus Bath & Wells
Epus Meneven.
Epus Hereford
Epus Fxon
Epus Bangor
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S.
Dux Newcastle
Comes Warwick
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Weldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath
Comes Brooke
Comes Fitzwilliam
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange.
Ds Ward.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Hervey.
Ds Cadogan
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Anson
Ds Feversham.

PRAYERS.

E Brooke's Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Moiety of the late Sir George Strode's Estates, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, in the Right Honourable Francis Earl Brooke, as the same is now held and enjoyed by him, pursuant to Sir George Strode's Will, and the Partition of the said Estates, made by virtue of a Decree of the Court of Chancery," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given then 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.

Workhouses at Bury St. Edmunds, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Workhouses, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor, within the Borough of Bury St. Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk, and for the better repairing and paving the Streets and Highways there," 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"

Manchester Road, Bill.

The same Lord made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from the Town of Manchester, leading through Newton, Failsworth, and Oldham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Austerlands, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the County of York, and for making the same more effectual," was committed.

Window Act explaining, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and further enforcing, the Execution of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for repearing the several Rates and Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights, and for granting to His Majesty other Rates and Duties upon Houses, Windows, or Lights, and for raising the Sum of Four Millions Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Annuities, to be charged on the said Rates of Duties"

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

Keck's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing of Part, and for explaining and amending other Parts, of an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for charging, selling, and applying, Part of the settled Estate of Anthony Keck Esquire, for raising Money, towards the Purchase of the Manors of Dalby and Broughton, in the County of Leicester, contracted for pursuant to the Will of Anthony Keck his Grandfather, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

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

Ld President
Ld Privy Seal
D. Newcastle.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Oxford
E Harborough.
E Pomfret.
E Waldegrave
E. Ashburnham.
E. Bath.
E. Brooke.
E Fitzwilliam.
Visc. Fauconberg.
L Bp Rochester
L B Worcester.
L B Landaff
L B. Hereford
L B Exeter
L. B Bangor.
L Delawarr
L Willoughby Par.
L Strange
L Ward
L Cornwallis.
L Hervey
L Cadogan.
L Sandys
L Anson
L. Feversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 21st Instant, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Message from H C to return Weddell's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Weddell Esquire (lately called Richard Elcock) and his Issue to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Weddell, pursuant to to the Will of Thomas Weddell Esquire, deceased, and for empowering the said Richard Weddell, and those in Remainder after him, to make Leases of the Estates devised to him and them by the said Will," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Countess Kildare & al. against Burton & al.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended, in order to deliver in several Copies of Papers, Pleadings, and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Mary Countess of Kildare and others are Appellants, and Robert Burton Esquire and others Respondents"

Pleadings proved.

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath, "That same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Gore & al for Sale of the Estates late of Sir O Humfreys, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of certain Lands, in the Parishes of Barking and Dagenham, in the County of Essex, Part of the Estate of the late Sir Orlando Humfreys Baronet, deceased, for the Purposes therein mentioned"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lloyd's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Thomas Lloyd Esquire and Anne his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Encumbrances assecting the same, and for settling other Estates to the Uses in their Marriage Settlement."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

E Brooke's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Moiety of the late Sir George Strode's Estates, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, in the Right Honourable Froncis Earl Brooke, as the same is now held and enjoyed by him, pursuant to Sir George Strode's Will, and the Partition of the said Estates in the Court of Chancery"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with the Three preceeding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Bennett and Mr Thurston

To carry down the Three last mentioned Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

Courts Martial in the Sea-Service regulating, Bill.

The House (according [to Order]) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Proccedings upon Courts Maritial in the Sea Service, and for extending the Discipline of the Navy to the Crews of His Majesty's Ships wrecked, lost, or taken, and for continuing to them then Wages, upon certain Conditions" (fn. 1)

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"

Mutiny Act to amend, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act made in this Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Defertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters"

And the same Report was made.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.