House of Lords Journal Volume 27
April 1747, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: April 1747, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 216-224. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114277 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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April 1747, 21-30

DIE Jovis, 21o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Argyll.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds Romney.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Banks's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate late of Joseph Banks the Elder, Esquire, deceased, in the Parish of St. 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," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Chafin's Bill.

His Lordship also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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 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.

Fox's Bill.

Hodie 3a 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"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Narsh's Creditors, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 Naish in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Banks's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate late of Joseph Banks the Elder, Esquire, deceased, in the Parish of St. 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with the Three preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Spicer and Mr. Edwards

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

Dickson & al. against Lockhart, & e contra

After hearing Counsel, as well on Tuesday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of David Dickson Gentleman, Second Son of William Dickson of Kilbucho Esquire, and the Heir and Executor to the deceased Thomas Dickson, Third Son to the said William Dickson, which Thomas was the Husband and Disponee of the deceased Girzel Rachel Baillie, who was only Child of the deceased John Baillie of Walston, and His Majesty's Advocate, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 15th of July 1747, and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 15th of December following, whereby they adhered to then former Interlocutor, to which Appeal George Lockhart of Carnwath Esquire is Respondent As also upon the Cross Appeal of the sud George Lockhart, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 2d of July 1740, and of another Interlocutor of his Lordship, of the 10th of November following, adhering to his former Interlocutor, and likewise of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 19th of June 1741, whereby they adhered to the Lord Ordinary's Interlocutors, to which Cross Appeal the said David Dickson and His Majesty's said Advocate are Respondents, and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes.

Judgement.

It is Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it appears to this House not to be necessary, in the present State of the said Causes, to determine the Question arising upon the said Interlocutors complained of by the Cross Appeal And it is therefore Ordered, That the said Cross Appeal be dismissed And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Original Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House, and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

E Shelburre and his Son against Biddulph.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Henry Earl of Shelburne and his Son are Appellants, and Nicholas Biddulph Esquire is Respondent, which stands for To morrow, be put off to this Day Sevennight, and the other Causes removed, to come on in Course.

Co Dowager of Kildare against Burton & al Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, "That Mr Baily attended, in order to deliver in certain Copies of Papers, in the Cause wherein Mary Countess of Kildare and others are Appellants, and Robert Burton Esquire and others Respondents"

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

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn.

Dominuc Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 22o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Epus Roffen
Epus Meneven
Epus. Exon
Epus. Bangor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Argyll.
March Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater
Comes Aberdeen
Comes Harborough.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Ward
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds Onslow
Ds Cadogan
Ds. Feversham.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Birmingham Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Mordaunt and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "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, for repairing the several Roads leading from Birmingham, through the Town of Wednesbury, to a Place called High Bullen, and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the End of Gibbet Lane next adjoining to the Township of Bilson, and from Great Bridge, through Dadley, to King Swirford, and to the further End of Brittel Lane, in the Counties of Warwick, Stafford, and Worcester," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bromsgrove Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Mordaunt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "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 Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove, to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick," so far as the said Act relates to repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Birmingham to the Town of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and for making the same more effectual," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Peirs Bridge Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, An Act for repairing the High Road from Peirs Bridge to Kirkmorrington, in the County of Darham, and from thence to the Turnpike Road at Tudhoe Lone End, in the said County," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were all read the First Time.

Trustees of Rugby School, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Com mittees to whom the Bill, 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 Almshouses at Rughby, in the County of Worwick, 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," 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"

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Basingstoke Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill to the Town of Basingstoke, and also the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill aforesaid to the Town of Odtham, in the County of Southampton, and for making the said Act more effectual," 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"

Kynaston's Bill.

The Lord Ward reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of Part of the Estate of Corbet Kynaston Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of Debts affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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 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.

Chafin's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled Estate of George Chafin, in the Counties of Southampton and Survey, 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"

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 Spicer and Mr Edwards

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

Treason in the Highlands of Scotland, Punishment of, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Trial and Punishment of High Treason, or Misprision of High Treason, in The Highlands of Scotland, and for abrogating the Practice of taking down the Evidence in Writing, in certain Criminal Prosecutions, and for making some further Regulations relating to Sheriffs Depute and Stewards Depute, and their Substitutes, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the said Amendments, being read Thrice, were severally agreed to.

Message to H C that the Lords agree to their Amendments.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Message from thence, to return Buckingham Assizes Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the Summer Assizes for the County of Buckingham at the County Town of Buckingham," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Neau's Nat Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Neau," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Gore & al far Sale of Sir Orlando Humfreys's Estate, Bill.

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

To return 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," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Tea exporting to Ireland, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill intituled, "An Act for permitting Tea to be exported to Ireland and His Majesty's Plantations in America, without paying, the Inland Duties charged thereupon by an Act of the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, and for enlarging the Time for some of the Payments to be made on the Subscription of Six Millions Three Hundred Thousand Pounds, by virtue of an Act of this Session of Parliament"

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."

Arbuthnot against McFarlan.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Ar buthnot Esquire is Appellant, and Walter Mcfarlan Esquire 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.

Keck's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, 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 Dolby and Broughbeen, in the County of Leicester, contracted for, pursuant to the Will of Anthony Keck his Grandfather, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 25o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Londavens
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus Mereven.
Epus Bangor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Kynaston's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of Corbet Kynaston Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of Debts affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Trustees of Rugby School, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 Almshouses 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C with the preceding Bills.

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

To carry down the said Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

Message from thence, to return Thorbeeke's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Thorbeeke," 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 Sir Nathaniel Curzon and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be printed.

Birmingham Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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 for repairing the several Roads leading from Birmingham, through the Town of Wednesbury, to a Place called High Bullen, and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the End of Gibbet Lane next adjoining to the Township of Bilson, and from Great Bridge, through Dudley, to King Swinford, and to the further End of Brittel Lane, in the Counties of Warwick, Stafford, and Worcester."

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

L President.
E Warwick.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Findlater.
E Aberdeen
E Harborough.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L B Landaff.
L B Bath & Wells.
L B St Davids
L B Bangor
L. Ward
L. Cornwallis.
L Hervey
L Ducie
L Feversham
L Archer

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

Bromsgrove Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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 Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick," so far as the said Act relates to repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Birmingham to the Town of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and for making the same more effectual"

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

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

Peirs Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road from Peirs Bridge to Kirkmerrington, in the County of Durham, and from thence to the Turnpike Road at Tudhoe Lane End, in the said County."

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.

Tea exporting to Ireland, &c Bill,

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for permitting Tea to be exported to Ireland and His Majesty's Plantations in America, without paying the Inland Duties charged thereupon by an Act of the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, and for enlarging the Time for some of the Payments to be made on the Subscription of Six Millions Three Hundred Thousand Pounds, by virtue of an Act of this Session of Parliament"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Basingstoke Road, Bill,

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill to the Town of Basingstoke, and also the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill aforesaid to the Town of Odiham, in the County of Southampton, and for making the said Act more effectual."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers.

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Two last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 26o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius
Dux Bedford.
Dux Montagu
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford
Comes Strafford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham
Comes Bath
Comes Leicester
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount St John
Viscount Falmouth
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange.
Ds Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Romney.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds Anson.
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Feversham.
Ds Archer.

PRAYERS.

Keck's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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 Dalay and Broughton, in the County of Leicester, contracted for, pursuant to the Will of Anthony Keck his Grandfather, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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"

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Birmingham Road, Bill.

The Lord Ward reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "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, for repairing the several Roads leading from Birmingham, through the Town of Wednesbury, to a Place called High Bullen, and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the End of Gibbet Lane next adjoining to the Township of Bilson, and from Great Bridge, through Dudley, to King Swinford, and to the further End of Brittel Line, in the Counties of Warwick, Stafford, and Worcester," 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."

Bromsgrove Road, Bill.

The same Lord made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "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 Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick," so far as the said Act relates to repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Birmingham to the Town of Bromsgrove, in the County of Warwick, and for making the same more effectual," was committed.

Pens Bridge Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road from Pens Bridge to Kirkmerrington, in the County of Durham, and from thence to the Turnpike Road at Tudhoc Lane End, in the said County," was committed.

Bishop of Norwich takes the Oaths.

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

Highlands in Scotland disarming, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and enforce so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland, and restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to Masters and Teachers of Private Schools, and Chaplains, and to explain a Clause in another Act, made in the same Year, relating to Letters of Orders of Lpiscopal Ministers in Scotland, and to oblige Persons allowed to carry Arms, and the Directors of the Banks there, and certain Persons belonging to, or practising in, the Courts of Session and Justiciary, to take the Oaths, and to repeal some Clauses in an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, whereby certain Encouragements are given to Landlords and Tenants in Scotland, who should continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His said late Majesty," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be printed.

E Shelburne and Son against Biddulph, Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Thursday next, when the Cause wherein Henry Earl of Shelburne and his Son are Appellants, and Nicholas Biddulph Esquire is Respondent, is appointed to be heard.

No more Causes to be heard.

Ordered, That no more Causes than that above mentioned be heard during this Session of Parliament.

Orphans of London Relief, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, and for other Purposes the remmentioned"

It is Ordered, That the said Second Reading be put off to this Day Sevennigh.

Writings destroyed by Rebels, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for Relief of such of His Majesty's loyal Subjects, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, whose Title Deeds and Writings were destroyed or carried off by the Rebels in the late Rebellion."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C that the Lord have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Spicer and Mr Allen

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercuru, vicesimum septimum diem instants Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 27o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Landavens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Bangor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, (fn. 1) Camerarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Coventry. 2.
Comes Rochford 1.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds Romney.
Ds Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Wolverhampton Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Wrottesley and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Sutton Colefield Common to the Town of Walsall, and from Sneals Green to Walsall, and from Walsall to Park Brook, which divides the Parishes of Wolverhampton and Walsall, and from Gibbet Lane to Wolverhampton, and from Compton to the End of the County of Stafford, and from Wolverhampton to The Wergs, and from thence to Shifnal, and from The Wergs to Hales Heath, and from Wolverhampton to Cannock Wood, in the Road to Litchfield," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Birmingham Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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, for repairing the several Roads leading from Birmingham, through the Town of Wednesbury, to a Place called High Bullen, and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the End of Gibbet Lane next adjoining to the Township of Bilson, and from Great Bridge, through Dudley, to King Swin ford, and to the further End of Brittel Lane, in the Counties of Warwick, Stafford, and Worcester"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bromsgrove Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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 Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Brimingham, in the County of Warwick," so far as the said Act relates to repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Birmingham to the Town of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and for making the same more effectual"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Peir Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road from Peirs Bridge to Kirkmerrington, in the County of Durham, and from thence to the Turnpike Road at Tudhoe Lane End, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Spicer and Mr. Allen

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Three last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Kecks Bill.

Hodie 3a 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"

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.

E Shelburne and Son against Biddulph.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Henry Earl of Shelburne and his Son are Appellants, and Nicholas Biddulph Esquire is Respondent, and for the Judges to attend.

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next, and that the Judges do then attend.

Williams Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Williams 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," stands committed, be revived, and meet To morrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamen tum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 28o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus Lincoln
Epus Norwic.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C. P S
Dux Grafton, Camerarius
Dux Bedford
Dux Gordon
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
March Tweeddale
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Jersey
Comes Poulet
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford
Comes Granville.
Comes Bath
Comes Leicester.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange.
Ds Ward
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds Ducie
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Liverpool Church building, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, An Act for building a Church in the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for enlightening and cleansing the Streets of the said Town, and for keeping and maintaining a Nightly Watch there," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Williams's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick acquainted the House, "That the Committee to whom the Bill, 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," was committed, "had met upon the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto, since which it has been conceived that some other Amendments may be proper to be made Wherefore he was directed by the said Committee to move, That the said Bill may be re-committed."

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed accordingly.

And their Lordships to meet To morrow Morning, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Wolverhampton Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Sutton Colefield Common to the Town of Walsall, and from Sneals Green to Walsell, and from Walsall to Park Brook, which divides the Parishes of Wolverhampton and Walsall, and from Gibbet Lane to Wolverhampton, and from Compton to the End of the County of Stafford, and from Wolverhampton to The Wergs, and from thence to Shiffnal, and from The Wergs to Hales Heath, and from Wolverhampton to Cannock Wood, in the Road to Litchfield."

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

L. Chamberlain
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
M Tweeddale.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Jersey
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Findlater.
E. Oxford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L B Rochester.
L B. Chichester.
L B Landaff
L B Lincoln.
L B Norwich
L. B Bangor.
L. Delawarr
L Dudley
L Willoughby Par.
L Strange
L Ward
L Cornwallis
L Cadogan
L Ducie
L Edgecumbe
L Sandys.
L Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 29o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen
Epus Glocestrens.
Epus Bristol
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven
Epus. Bangor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Gower, C P. S
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Chesterfield
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rochford
Comes Coventry
Comes Poulet
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton
Comes Moray
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford
Comes Granville.
Comes Graham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds Delawarr
Ds. Willoughby Par
Ds. Strange
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis
Ds. Herve.
Ds Cadogan
Ds Ducie
Ds Montfort
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Fevershan.

PRAYERS.

Message from H C to return Fleetwoods Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate 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," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Williams's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," was re-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 several Amendments thereunto."

And the same were read by the Clerk.

And some of the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Report be taken into further Consideration on Monday next.

Insolvent Debtors Relief, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors"

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

Liverpool Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "intituled, An Act for building a Church in the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for enlightening and cleansing the Streets of the said Town, and for keeping and maintaining a Nightly Watch there"

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

Ld Chamberlain
D Gordon
D Portland
M. Tweeddale
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rochford.
E Coventry.
E Findlater.
E Oxford.
E Granville.
E Graham.
E Fitzwilliam.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Bp Rochester
L B Gloucester
L B Landaff.
L B Lincoln.
L B St Davids
L. B. Bangor.
Ld Delawarr
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L Hervey
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Montfort.
L. Fdgecumbe.
L. Feversham.

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

Highlands in Scotland, disarming, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and enforce so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland, and restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to Masters and Teachers of Private Schools, and Chaplains, and to explain a Clause in another Act, made in the same Year, relating to Letters of Orders of Episcopal Ministers in Scotland, and to oblige Persons allowed to carry Arms, and the Directors of the Banks there, and certain Persons belonging to or practising in the Courts of Session and Justiciary, to take the Oaths, and to repeal some Clauses in an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, whereby certain Encouragements are given to Landlords and Tenants in Scotland, who should continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His said late Majesty"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque at et in diem Lunæ, secundum diem Maii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Deest in Originali.