House of Lords Journal Volume 27
March 1750, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: March 1750, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 430-444. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114310 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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March 1750, 21-31

DIE Mercurii, 21o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus Glocestr.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Sarum
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Exon
Epus Carliol
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus Asaphen
Epus Landavens
Epus Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beauford.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
March. Rockingham
Comes Lincoln
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Leven.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Ker
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Portsmouth
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland
Comes Harcourt.
Viscount Fauconberg
Viscount Townshend
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Ward
Ds Berkeley.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Montjoy
Ds Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Monson.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson
Ds Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Sergison Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to sell Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Sergison Esquire, and to lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Nisbet's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Nisbet of Dirleton Esquire, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to make Leases of Lands in the County of Haddington, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

Millar & al against Kincard & al.

A Petition of Philip Carteret Webb, Solicitor for Alexander Kincard and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Andrew Millar and others, was presented, and read, setting forth, "That Monday next is appointed, for hearing the Cause upon the said Appeal, but that the Proceedings in the Court of Session in Scotland, from whence the same is brought, are very lately come to the Petitioner's Hands, and of so great Length, that it is impossible for him to be ready by the Time appointed, and that he apprehends it will be necessary to bring a Cross Appeal against Part of an Interlocutor in the Appellant's Favour," and praying, "That the hearing this Cause may be adjourned to such Time as this House shall think proper"

And thereupon the Petitioner and the Agent for the Appellants were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn.

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

Lady Lake's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Partition, made between Dame Mary Lake and others, of divers Estates, in the Parishes of West Thorock and Stifford, in the County of Essex, in Pursuance of several Orders of the High 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 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.

Trevor's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estate late of John Trevor Esquire, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint, for discharging his Debts, and also to make Leases of Mines in the said Counties," 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.

Westminster Market, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for assigning a Place proper for holding the Market in the City of Westminster, in Lieu of the ancient Market-place called The Round Woolstaple, and for regulating the said Market"

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.

Bate & al for Sale of Barker's Estate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Mursley, and other Estates, in the County of Bucks, lately belonging to Hugh Barker the Younger Esquire, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement made with him for that Purpose"

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

Ld. President.
L Steward.
D Beaufort
D. Argyll
D. Portland.
E Warwick
E Shaftesbury.
E Litchfield.
E. Leven.
E Oxford.
E Sussex
E Harborough.
E Ker
E Fitzwilliam.
E Northumberland.
E. Harcourt.
L. Abp Cant.
Ld Bp Rochester
L Bp Worcester
L Bp Sarum
L. Bp St Asaph
L Bp Norwich
L Bp Litch & Cov.
Ld Delawarr
L Willoughby Par
L. Cornwallis.
L Montjoy.
L Onslow
L Cadogan.
L Monson.
L. Sandys.
L Anson
L. Archer.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 5th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Committee shortening.

Then it was moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the said Committee may meet on a sooner Day, in regard the Session is far advanced."

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

Haddington Road, repairing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Dunglass Bridge to the Town of Haddingtoun, and from thence to Ravenshaughburn, in the County of Haddingtoun," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

His Majesty's Advocate against L Pitsligo.

Whereas this Day is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Alexander Lord Pitsligo Respondent.

And the House being informed, "That One of the Appellant's Counsel is indisposed"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the First Day for Causes in the next Session of Parliament.

County Court Middlesex, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Delays and Expenses in the Proceedings in the County Court of Middlesex, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts in the said County Court"

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

Coroner's Office, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering of the Office of Coroner"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 22o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Epus Roffen
Epus Wigorn
Epus Lincoln
Epus Meneven.
Epus Exon
Epus Bangor
Epus Asaphen
Epus Norwic.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Argyll
March Rockingham
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield
Comes Jersey.
Comes Leven.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds Ward
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds Hervey
Ds Onslow
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

E Pembroke's Bill.

The Earl of Chesterfield reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Henry Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, an Infant, to make Leases of his Real Estate, during his Minority," 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.

Orme's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by Sale or Mortgage of the Estate of Garton Orme Esquire, in the County of Sussex, for the Payment of his Debts, and the Portion of Charlotte Orme his Daughter, 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 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.

Gloucester Streets, &c. enlarging, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down several Buildings, and enlarging the Streets and Market-places, in the City of Gloucester," 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."

Pownoll's Ballast Engine, Bill.

His Lordship made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for securing the sole Property, Benefit, and Advantage, of an Engine invented by Israel Pownoll, deceased, for raising Ballast, Sullage, and Sand, and for removing Banks, Shelves, and Shoals, in Rivers and Harbours, to the Children of the said Israel Pownoll, for a certain Term of Years," was committed.

Lady Lake's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Partition, made between Dame Mary Lake and others, or divers Estates, in the Parishes of West Thorock and Stifford, in the County of Essex, in Pursuance of several Orders of the High Court of Chancery."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with it.

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

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

Haddington Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Dunglass Bridge to the Town of Haddingtoun, and from thence to Ravenshawburn, in the County of Haddingtoun."

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

D Argyll.
M Rockingham.
E Northampton.
E Warwick
E. Chesterfield.
E Shaftesbury.
E Litchfield.
E. Jersey.
E Leven
E Hyndford
E Macclesfield.
E Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E Powis
Viscount Fauconberg
Viscount Townshend.
Ld Abp Cant.
L Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln
L Bp Bangor
L Bp. St Asaph.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L Willoughby Par.
L. North.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Hervey.
L. Onslow
L. Raymond.

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

Churchill, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Charles Churchill Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Sons, 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 investing Part of the Personal Estate of Charles Churchill Esquire, deceased, in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled, pursuant to an Agreement in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Charles Churchill Junior Esquire with the Lady Maria Walpole"

Bate & al for Sale of Buker's Estate, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Mursley, and other Estates, in the County of Bucks, lately belonging to Hugh Barker the Younger Esquire, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement made with him for that Purpose," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than now appointed, in regard this Session of Parliament 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, on Monday next.

Snell to enter into Recognizance for McGeough.

The House being moved, "That William Snell of London Merchant may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Mc Geough, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in Ireland"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 23o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen.
Epus Wigorn
Epus Carliol
Epus Bargor
Epus Asaphen
Epus Litch & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux Newcastle
March Rockingham
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par
Ds Cornwallis
Ds Onslow
Ds Ducie
Ds Sandys
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Certificate of the Earl of Marchmont's Election.

This Day the Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered a Certificate of the Name of the Peer of Scotland, who, by virtue of His Majesty's Proclamation, is chosen to sit and vote in this House, which is as follows, (videlicet,)

"May it please your Lordships,

"I do hereby certify, That, by virtue of His Majesty's Proclamation of the Seventeenth Day of January last, a Certificate under the Hands and Seals of Mr William Kirkpatrick and Mr James Pringle, Clerks of Session attending the Election aftermentioned, in virtue of the Lord Register's Commission to them granted, has been delivered into the Crownoffice in Chancery, whereby it appears that the Right Honourable Hugh Earl of Marchmont was elected, to sit and vote in the House of Peers of this present Parliament of Great Britain, in the room of John Earl of Craufurd, deceased.

"Given under our Hands, this Twenty-second Day of March, 1749

"Charles Yorke,
John Yorke,
Clerk of the Crown in Chancery."

E Pembroke's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Henry Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, an Infant, to make Leases of his Real Estate, during his Minority"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Trevor's Estate, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to cut down and sell Timber, upon the Estate late of John Trevor Esquire, in the Counties of Denbigh and Tlint, for discharging his Debts, and also to make Leases of Mines in the said Counties"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Orme's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by Sale or Mortgage of the Estate of Garton Orme Esquire, in the County of Sussex, for the Payment of his Debts, and the Portion of Charlotte Orme his Daughter, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C with the preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons by Mr Edwards and Mr Sawyer

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

Gloucester Streets, &c enlarging, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down several Buildings, and enlarging the Streets and Market-places, in the City of Gloucester"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Pownoll's Ballast Engine, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for securing the sole Property, Benefit, and Advantage, of an Engine invented by Israel Pownoll, deceased, for raising Ballast, Sullage, and Sand, and for removing Banks, Shelves, and Shoals, in Rivers and Harbours, to the Children of the said Israel Pownoll, for a certain Term of Years"

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 Bill.

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.

African Trade, extending, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa"

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

Churchill's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for investing Part of the Personal Estate of Charles Churchill Esquire, deceased, in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled pursuant to an Agreement in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Charles Churchill Junior Esquire with the Lady Maria Walpole."

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

Ld President.
D Newcastle.
M. Rockingham.
E Northampton.
E. Warwick
E Shaftesbury.
E Hyndford
E Fitzwilliam.
E Powis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
L Bp. Rochester.
L Bp Worcester.
L Bp Carlisle.
L Bp Bangor.
L Bp Litch. & Cov.
Ld. Delawarr
L Willoughby Par.
L Cornwallis.
L Onslow.
L Ducie
L Sandys
L. Feversham.

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

Committee, shortening.

Then it was moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, 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 a sooner Day than now appointed, in regard to the approaching Conclusion of this Session of Parliament."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 26o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven
Epus Exon
Epus Bangor.
Epus Asaphen
Epus. Litch & Cov
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Newcastle
Dux Portland
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick
Comes Litchfield
Comes Rothes
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Ker
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis
Comes Northumberland
Viscount Fauconberg
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Hay
Ds Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds Monson.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Ravensworth
Ds Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Sir T Hay against Hay & al.

The Answer of William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, to the Appeal of Sir Thomas Hay of Alderston Baronet, was brought in.

One Million by Annuities, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, to be raised by Annuities at Three Pounds per Centum per Annum, and charged on the Sinking Fund, transferrable at the Bank of England," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whitby Harbour, repairing, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Conyers Darcy Comptroller of His Majesty's Household and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual repairing and preserving the Piers and Harbour of Whitby, in the County of York," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nether Heyford Common, enclosing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Common Fields and Common Grounds, called Nether Heyford Common Fields, lying and being in the Parishes of Nether Heyford, Stow with Nine Churches, and Bugbrooke, in the County of Northampton, and for extinguishing all Right of Common, in certain Meadows, Pastures, and Enclosed Grounds, in the said Parishes, and providing a Recompense to the Rectors of the said Parishes, in Lieu of Tithes," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

British White Herring Fishery, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lieutenant General Oglethorpe and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were all severally read the First Time.

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Bate & al for Sale of Barker's Estate, Bill.

The Earl of Litchfield reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Mursley, and other Estates, in the County of Bucks, lately belonging to Hugh Barker the Younger Esquire, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement made with him for that Purpose," 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.

Foord's Petition, about the Place of Necessary Woman.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Foord (Wife of Charles Foord, One of the Door-keepers at ending this House), appointed Necessary Woman to their Lordships by the late Sir Charles Dalton, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, setting forth a Proceeding had in this House in the Year 1747, upon an Application of the Petitioner then made, in relation to her said Office, and praying, "In regard a Proof is lately found out that may serve to set this Matter in a new Light, that this Affair may be re-heard"

Ordered, That the Lords following be appointed a Committee, to consider of the said Petition, and hear such Persons concerning the same as they shall think sit, and to report to the House what they shall think proper thereupon, (videlicet,)

Ld Privy Seal.
L Steward
D St Albans.
D Newcastle
D Portland.
E Northampton.
E Warwick
E Litchfield.
E Rothes
E. Loudoun
E Hyndford.
E Ker
E Waldegrave.
E Macclesfield
E Fitzwilliam.
E Powis
E. Northumberland.
Viscount Fauconberg
Viscount Townshend
Ld Abp Canterbury.
L Bp Rochester.
L Bp Worcester
L Bp St Davids
L Bp St Asaph.
L Bp Litch & Cov.
Ld Willoughby Par.
L Ward
L Cornwallis.
L Ducie
L. Monson.
L Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys
L Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 3d Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Churchill's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for investing Part of the Personal Estate of Charles Churchill Esquire, deceased, in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled, pursuant to an Agreement in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Charles Churchill Junior Esquire with the Lady Maria Walpole," may meet on a sooner Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of this Session of Parliament,

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly.

Committee shortened.

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

County Court, Middlesex, Bill.

The next Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Delays and Expences in the Proceedings in the County Court of Middlesex, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts in the said County Court"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday next.

Message from H C to return Van Wylick's Nat Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for natu ralizing Jacob Van Wylick," and to acquaint this House, that they had agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Coroner's Office, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering of the Office of Coroner"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to proceed further on the said Bill, on Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 27o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
Dux Manchester
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Poulet
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds Maynard.
Ds. Ward.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Haddington Road, repairing, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Dunglas Bridge to the Town of Haddingtoun, and from thence to Ravenshawburn, in the County of Haddingtoun," 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"

Whitby Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual repairing and preserving the Piers and Harbour of Whitby, in the County of York"

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

Ld President.
D Argyll.
D Portland
D Manchester
E. Northampton
E. Warwick.
E Winchilsea
E. Sandwich.
E Loudoun
E Oxford
E Sussex
E. Fitzwilliam
Viscount Fauconberg
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ld Bp Rochester
L Bp Sarum
L Bp St Davids.
L Bp Litch. & Cov
L Willoughby Par
L Maynard
L. Ward
L Cornwallis
L. Onslow
L Cadogan.
L Monson
L. Sandys.
L Feversham.

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

Nether Heyford Common, enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Common Fields and Common Grounds, called Nether Heyford Common Fields, lying and being in the Parishes of Nether Heyford, Stow with Nine Churches, and Bugbrooke, in the County of Northampton, and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Meadows, Pastures, and Enclosed Grounds, in the said Parishes, and providing a Recompense to the Rectors of the said Parishes, in Lieu of Tithes"

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

One Million, by Annuities, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, to be raised by Annuities at Three Pounds per Centum per Annum, and charged on the Sinking Fund, transferable at the Bank of England"

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

Bate & al. for Sale of Parker's Estate, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Mursley, and other Estates, in the County of Bucks, lately belonging to Hugh Barker the Younger Esquire, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement made with him for that Purpose"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lanoe's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual an Agreement for Sale of a Messuage at Farley Hill, in the County of Berks, with the Appurtenances, late the Estate of Colonel Charles Lanoe, deceased, to Alexander Walker Esquire"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dolman's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to raise Money, out of the settled Estate of Robert Dolman Esquire, for discharging several Debts and Sums of Money contracted and borrowed by him"

Proposed, "To add a Clause, by Way of Rider, for empowering the Trustees to appoint a Receiver of the Rents and Profits of the Estate."

And the same was read.

And the House being informed "That the Trustees appointed by the Bill, and who had at the Committee accepted of the Trust reposed in them thereby, attended"

They were called in, and acquainted by the Lord Chancellor with the Contents of the said Clause, and asked, "If they would continue willing to accept the Trust reposed in them by the Bill, with that Addition?"

Who both answering in the Affirmative,

They were directed to withdraw.

Then the said Clause, being read a Second and Third Time, was agreed to be made Part of the Bill.

And the Question being put, "Whether the said Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C with the Three preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Montague and Mr Lane

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

Message from thence, to return the Bill for the E of Northumberland & al to take the Name of Percy.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Marquis of Granby and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Hugh Earl of Northumberland, and Elizabeth Countess of Northumberland and Baroness Percy his Wife, and then Children, Progenv, and Issue, to take and use the Name of Percy, and bear and quarter the Arms of the Percys Earls of Northumberland," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Tower Hamlets, small Debts, Recovery, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Beauchamp Proctor and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within The Tower Hamlets," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Smith & al against Baker.

A Petition of George Baker Gentleman, I essee of William Orde Esquire and others, was presented, and read, setting forth, "That, on the 9th Instant, he exhibited his Petition, complaining, That Mcaburn Smith Esquire, James Smithson, and George Humble, had sued out a Writ of Error returnable in Parliament, but had neglected to transcribe the Record and Proceedings, whereupon it was directed, That they should procure the same to be transcribed, and brought up in a Fortnight, which they have not yet done, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose," and praying, "That this House will take the Matter into their Consideration, and that such further Order may be made, for the Petitioner's Relief, as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet"

And thereupon the Petitioner's Agent was called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn.

Writ of Error Non prosd below.

Ordered, That a Non pros be entered on the said Writ of Error in the Court below.

African Trade, extending, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again thereupon, on Thursday next.

Hog against Hog.

This Day being appointed, for hearing Counsel, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Julia, Mary, Barbara, and Jean Hog, Infants, Daughters of the deceased John Hog the Younger of Cammo, in the County of Edinburgh, and Sir Philip Musgrave of Edenhall in the County of Cumberland Baronet, Uncle to the said Infants, by their Mother, and Henry Scrymgeor Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh, Tutor ad Litem to the said Infants complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st of December 1748, and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the same Lords, of the 12th of July 1749, and likewise of Two subsequent Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 25th of the same Month and 1st of December last, and likewise of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 16th of the same December, and praying, "That the same might be reversed, and such other Relief given the Appellants as to this House in their great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet," to which Appeal, John Hog and Margaret his Daughter were ordered to put in their Answer.

Counsel were accordingly directed to be called in.

And Counsel appearing for the Appellants (no Counsel appearing for the Respondents)

And he having fully stated the Case and Facts, and prayed a Reversal of the Matters in the said Appeal complained of.

He was directed to withdraw.

And Consideration being had thereof.

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That that Part of the said Interlocutor of the 1st of December 1748, reserving to the Defender to be heard how far he is entitled to plead the Benesicum Competontræ, be, and the same is hereby, reversed, and that that Part of the said Interlocutor of the 12th of July last, reserving to the Petitioner Margaret Hog to be heard upon her Claim, for the Interest of the Three Thousand Merks after her Father's Death, be also reversed And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Interlocutors of the 25th of July and 1st of December 1749 be, and are hereby, likewise reversed And it is also Ordered and Adjudged, That so much of the said Interlocutor of the 16th of the same December, whereby the Lord Ordinary found the said John Hog preferable to the Pursuers, in virtue of his Life-rent Enfeoffment on the aforesaid Houses in Edinburgh, to the Extent of the said Sum of Thirty Pounds Sterling of Aliment Yearly, commencing from Martinmas 1744, during his Life time, and found the said Margaret Hog also preferable to the said Pursuers, to the Extent of the said Hundred Pounds Scots, in virtue of the Bond of Provision from her Father, in Favour of her and his other Younger Children, upon the Principal Sum of One Thousand Pounds Sterling, and Annual Rents thereof, in Watson of Sauchton's Bond, also commencing from Martinmas 1744, during her Life time, and decerned in the said Preference, and afsoilzied the Defendants from the Reductions in so far as concerned the aforesaid Life-rents, be, and the same is hereby, also reversed, but without Prejudice to any Remedy the said Respondent Margaret Hog may be entitled to, in respect of any Claim she may have to the Annual Rent or Interest of Three Thousand Merks, under the Marriage Agreement and Bond of Provision in the Appeal mentioned, after the Death of the said John Hog her Father.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 28o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Arch Ebor.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Glocestr.
Epus. Oxon
Epus Wigorn.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Argyll.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun
Comes Hyrdford
Comes Sussex
Comes Ker
Comes Effingham
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Ds Delawarr
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Berkeley
Ds Cornwallis
Ds Bathurst
Ds Onslow
Ds Ducie.
Ds Monson.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys
Ds Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Churchill's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for investing Part of the Personal Estate of Charles Churchill Esquire, deceased, in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled pursuant to an Agreement in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Charles Churchill Junior Esquire with the Lady Maria Walpole," 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.

Haddington Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Dunglas Bridge to the Town of Haddingtoun, and from thence to Ravenshaughburn, in the County of Haddingtoun"

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 Montague and Mr Lane:

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

Home & al of the Presbytery of Duas against Hay.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Home Minster of Greenlaw, Moderator, Mr William Home Minister at Polwarsh, Mr James Laurie Minister at Langtown, Mr Marthew Sandelands Dysart Minister at Eccles and present Clerk, Mr William Home Minister at Fogo, Mr James Hall Minister of The Abbey of Saint Bathans, Mr Walter Heart Minister at Banckle, Mr Robert Monteith Minister at Longformacus, Mr John Campbell Minister Crainshaws, David Cockburne Bullie of Langtown and One of the Elders of the Kirk Session thereof, John Bowe Cardener at Redbrads One of the Elders of the Kirk Session of Polwarth, James Watson Dyster in Greenlaw One of the Elders of the Kirk Session thereof, James Dickson in Wallacescrook One of the Elders of the Kirk Session of Eccles, John Brown Taylor in Fogo One of the Elders of the Kirk Session thereof, Peter Sharp School-master in Longformacus One of the Elders of the Kirk Session thereof, William Bartram Tenant in Cramshaws One of the Elders of the Kirk Session thereof, John Rentoun Dyster in Abbay Walkmiln One of the Elders of the Kirk Session of Abbey Saint Bathans, and Mr John Boog School master in Lintlows One of the Elders of the Kirk Session or Brinkle, Ministers and Elders of the Presbytery of Dunse in Scotland, complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, of the 28th and 31st of January 1748, and 15th of February following, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of the same February, and praying, "That the said Interlocutors might be reversed and set aside, and that this House would assoilie Appellants from Declarator made by John Hay of Belton Esquire, and remit the Cause in the Appeal mentioned to the Senod by him formerly appealed to, and that such other Order and Decree might be made, for the Appellants Relief, as to this House in their great Wisdom and Goodness should seem meet" As also upon the Answer of the said John Hay put in to the said Appeal.

And the Appellants Counsel being directed to apply themselves particularly with respect to proper Parties in this Cause.

The Counsel on both Sides were heard thereupon.

And then they were directed to withdraw.

And due Consideration being had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause.

Judgement.

It is Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland ought to have been made a Party to the Action of Declarator brought in this Cause And therefore Ordered and Adjudged, That the several Interlocutors complained of in the said Petition of Appeal be reversed And it is hereby further Ordered, That the Respondent do make His Majesty's said Advocate a Party Defender in this Process, and also be at Liberty to bring such other Parties before the Court as he shall be advised, but this Order to be without Prejudice to any Exception or Objection which may properly be taken or made to the Jurisdiction of the Court of Session, touching any of the Matters in Question in this Cause.

Message from H. C. to return Sir T. Mostyn's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Sir Thomas Mostyn Baronet, in the County of Anglesea, for Payment of Debts; and for providing a Recompense to his Eldest Son and Issue, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Shepheard's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Executors and Trustees of Samuel Shepheard Esquire, deceased, to sell his Houses at Exning and in Cavendish Square and the Plate and Furniture thereto belonging, and to apply the Money produced by such Sale as the Court of Chan cery shall direct or appoint," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Raw Silk in America, Growth encouraging, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Calvert and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Growth and Culture of Raw Silk in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Colchester Channel cleansing, &c Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual several Acts of Parliament, passed for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from The Hithe at Colchester to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex, and repairing and cleansing the Streets and Lanes of the Town of Colchester to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nightly Watch, St Martins, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Peter Warren and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making a better and more effectual Provision for the Relief of the Poor, for the cleansing the Streets, and for keeping a Nightly Watch, within the Parish of St Martin in the Fields, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nightly Watch, St John, Southwark, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlightening the open Places, Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Courts, and for the better regulating the Nightly Watch, within the Parish of St John, Southwark, in the County of Surry," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Crichton to be brought as a Witness concerning the African Trade Bill.

Ordered, That the Keeper of The Poultry Compter do bring, or Cause to be brought, to this House David Crichton, now in his Custody, To-morrow, in order to his being a Witness before the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa," stands committed.

Tower Hamlets, small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within The Tower Hamlets"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 29o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor
Epus Roffen.
Epus Wigorn
Epus Petriburg
Epus Landavens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Winchilsea
Comes Chesterfield
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun
Comes Hyndford
Comes Oxford
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Ward
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds Hay
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Anson.
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Feversham.
Ds Archer.

PRAYERS.

Hampton Court Bridge, building, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames, from Hampton Court, in the County of Middlesex, to East Moulsey, in the County of Surry," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rector of St George, Southwark, Maintenance Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the same Gentleman and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a Stipend, or Maintenance, upon the Rector of the Parish of St George the Martyr, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, and his Successors, in Lieu of Tithes," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

The King's Consent to the preceeding Bills signed.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the said Bills, was graciously pleased (so far as the Interest of the Crown might be concerned) to consent that their Lordships may proceed thereon as they think fit."

Whitby Harbour, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual repairing and preserving the Piers and Harbour of Whitby, in the County of York," 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"

Raw Silk in America, Growth encouraging, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Growth and Culture of Raw Silk in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America"

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

Nightly Watch, St John, Southwark, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlightening the Open Places, Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Courts, and for the better regulating the Nightly Watch, within the Parish of St. John, Southwark, in the County of Surry"

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

Ld Privy Seal
D Argyll
D Portland
E Northampton.
E Warwick
E Winchilsea
E Chesterfield
E. Shaftesbury
E Home
E. Loudoun.
E Oxford
E Waldegrave.
E. Fitzwilliam
E. Northumberland.
V Townshend
V. Lonsdale.
L Abp. Cant
L Bp Rochester
L B Worcester
L. B. Landaff.
L B Norwich
L B Litch & Cov
L Willoughby Par.
L Ward
L Cornwallis.
L Hay
L Bathurst.
L Cadogon
L Ducie
L Edgecumbe
L. Sandys
L. Anson
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.

Colchester Channel cleansing, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual several Acts of Parliament, passed for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from The Hithe at Colchester to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex, and for repairing and cleansing the Streets and Lanes of the Town of Colchester"

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 Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Nightly, Watch, St. Martin's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making a better and more effectual Provision for the Relief of the Poor, for the cleansing the Streets, and for keeping a Nightly Watch, within the Parish of St Martin in the Fields, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster'

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

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

One Million by Annuties, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, to be raised by Annuities at Thice Pounds per Centum per Annum, and charged on the Sinking Fund, transferrable at the Bank of England."

After some Time, the House was assumed.

And the Earl of Warwich 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"

British White Hearing Fishery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Hearing Fishery"

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

African Trade extending, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa'

David Crichton, Stewart, and Newland, were sworn, in order to be examined before the said Committee:

And withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto, which he would be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

County Court, Middlesex, Bill.

The House (according to order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Delays and Expences in the Proceedings in the County Court of Middlesex, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts in the said County Court"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto, which he would be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Tower Hamlets, small Debts, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within The Tower Hamlets'

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Worwick 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."

Causes limited.

Ordered, That no more than the Two next Causes which stand in Course be heard during this Session of Parliament.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 30o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P S
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Ker
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds Ward.
Ds Berkeley.
Ds. Hervey
Ds. Hay.
Ds Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Ducie
Ds Monson
Ds Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds Ravensworth
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

L Vere introduced.

Vere Beauclerk Esquire (commonly called Lord Vere Beauclerk), being, by Letters Patent, dated the 8th Day of this Instant March, created Baron Vere of Hanworth in the County of Middlesex, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Cornwallis and Lord Hervey (also in then Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

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

His Lordship's Writ of Sammons was also read, as follows, (videlicet,)

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 Vere Beauclerk, of Hanworth in Our County of Middlesex, Chevalier, Greeting Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, 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 Twentyeighth Day of March, in the Twenty-third Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Which done, his Lordship, at the Table, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was then placed on the lowest End of the Barons Bench.

Nether Heyford Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Common Fields and Common Grounds, called Nether Heyford Common Fields, lying and being in the Parishes of Nether Heyford, Stow with Nine Churches, and Bugbrooke, in the County of Northampton, and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Meadows, Pastures, and enclosed Grounds, in the said Parishes, and providing a Recompense to the Rectors of the said Parishes, in Lieu of Tithes," 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."

One Million by Annuities, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, to be raised by Annuities at Three Pounds per Centum per Annum, and charged on the Sinking Fund, transferrable at the Bank of England"

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 Bennet and Mr. Montague

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

Sir T Hay against Hay.

After hearing Counsel in Part, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Sir Thomas Hay of Alderston Baronet, to which Thomas Hay of Mordington is Respondent.

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, at One o'Clock.

Hanaper Revenue, and Master of the Rolls, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making good a Deficiency upon the Revenue of the Office of Keeper or Clerk of the Hanaper, and for preventing any future Deficiency therein, to answer the public Services provided for out of the same, and for augmenting the Income of the Office of Master or Keeper of the Rolls;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pig and Bar Iron from America importing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from His Majesty's Colonies in America, and to prevent the Erection of any Mill or other Engine for slitting or rolling of Iron, or any Plating Forge to work with a Tilt Hammer, or any Furnace for making Steel, in any of the said Colonies," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

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

Hampton Court Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames, from Hampton Court, in the County of Middlesex, to East Moulsey, in the County of Surry."

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

Ld. President.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Home.
E. Loudoun.
E. Oxford
E. Granville.
E. Fitzwilliam.
V. Townshend.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B Sarum.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Hervey.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Monson.
L Sandys.
L. Archer.
L. Vere

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

Rector of St. George, Southwark, Maintenance, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling a Stipend, or Maintenance, upon the Rector of the Parish of St. George the Martyr, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, and his Successors, in Lieu of Tithes"

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.

Cumberland Roads repairing, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Pennington and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Lgremont to Dudden Bridge, Santon Bridge, and Salt-house, in the County of Cumberland," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H C to return Needham's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estates of John Needham Esquire and Anne his Wife, John Leche Esquire and Mary his Wife, and Elizabeth Hurleston, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

African Trade extending, Bill.

The Lord Sandys (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the "Trade to Africa," 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 3. Line 18, 19, 20. Leave out ["Thirtieth Day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty"], and instead thereof insert ["passing such Act of Parliament for divesting the African Company of their Charter, Forts, Castles, and Military Stores, Canoe-men, Castle-slaves, and all other their Property on the Coast of Africa, as aforesaid, or before the passing such Act, so far as the said African Company shall consent thereto'].

"Pr. 7. L. 29. After ["August"], insert ["One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty"].

"Pr. 13 L. 9. After ["the"], insert ["Mayor of the"].

"L. 17. Clause (A) After ["removed"], add ["Provided nevertheless, That, whenever any Committeeman shall be charged with Misbehaviour in his Employ ment, the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations shall summon such Committee-man to appear before them, and shall, in Case he attends, hear such Committee-man, and, upon his Attendance, or Default, examine into the Truth of the said Charge before they shall remove him from his Employment as aforesaid, any Thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding"]

"Pr 16. L. 10. Leave out from ['the"] to ["other"], in the 16th Line of the same Press, and instead thereof insert ["said"].

"Pr. 22. L 21 Clause (B) After ["Forty-nine"], add, ["And whereas David Crichton, late One of the Chief Agents of the said Company at Cape CoastCastle, now a Prisoner for Debt in the Custody of the Sheriffs of the City of London, did, with Two others of the said Company's Agents or Servants there, (to wit,) Thomas Chalmer and James Cratk, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fortyfive, contract a Debt at Cape Coast-Castle aforesaid, of Fourteen Hundred Pounds, for and on the Behalf of the said Company, for the Support and Maintenance of their Forts and Servants And whereas the said David Crichton now stands charged, in the Custody of the said Sheriffs, in Execution on a Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench, at the Suit of one William Stead, for the Debt aforesaid, which, together with Costs of Suit, and Interest thereon, amounts in the Whole to the Sum of Sixteen Hundred and Four Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Six Pence, upon a Judgement obtained against him in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, by the said William Stead Be it therefore Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said David Crichton be forthwith discharged out of the Custody of the said Sheriffs, upon the said David Crichton's giving a new Judgement to the said William Stead, for the said Sum of Sixteen Hundred and Four Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Six Pence, with Stay of Execution thereon for One Year, to be computed from the said Seventeenth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-nine. And further, That the said David Crichton do enter into a Bond to the said William Stead, with Two Sureties, to be approved of by One of the Judges of the Court of King's Bench, in Double the Penalty of the said Sum of Sixteen Hundred and Four Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Six Pence, with which he the said David Crichton stands charged in Custody, with Condition that he the said David Crichton will not withdraw himself out of England, but will always be ready, either in London or Middlesex, at the Expiration of the said Year, to be subject to any Process the said William Stead shall think proper to take out against him"]."

County Court, Middlesex, Bill.

His Lordship likewise (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Delays and Expences in the Proceedings in the County Court of Middlesex, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts in the said County Court," 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 5. Line 3 After ["liable"], insert ["to be put upon such List"].

"Pr. 9. L 20. After ["which"], insert ["Oatin"].

"Pr 11. L 27. Clause (A) After ["Suit"], add ["Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be constiued to extend, to His Majesty's Tower of London, or the several Parishes, Liberties, Precincts, Hamlets, and Places, within The Tower Hamlets"].

"Clause (B). ["Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to the City and Liberty of Westminster, and the Precincts of the same, and so much of the several Parishes of Saint Clement Danes and Saint Mary le Strand, in the County of Middlesex, as lies without the City and Liberty of Westminster, and also in the Precincts of The Savoy adjoining thereto."]

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 31o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Glocestr.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Waldegrave.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Hay
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

African Trade extending, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

County Court, Middlesex, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Delays and Expences in the Proceedings in the County Court of Middlesex, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts in the said County Court."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C with Amendments to the preceding Bills.

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

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

Tower Hamlets, small Debts Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within The Tower Hamlets."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitby Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual repairing and preserving the Piers and Harbour of Whitby, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Nether Heyford Common enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Common Fields and Common Grounds, called Nether Heyford Common Fields, lying and being in the Parishes of Nether Heyford, Stow with Nine Churches, and Bugbrooke, in the County of Northampton, and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Meadows, Pastures, and enclosed Grounds, in the said Parishes; and providing a Recompense to the Rectors of the said Parishes, in Lieu of Tithes."

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 the former Messengers.

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

Hanaper Revenue, and Master of the Rolls, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making good a Deficiency upon the Revenue of the Office of Keeper or Clerk of the Hanaper, and for preventing any future Deficiency therein, to answer the public Services provided for out of the same, and for augmenting the Income of the Office of Master or Keeper of the Rolls."

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

Cumberland Roads repairing, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Egremont to Dudden Bridge, Santon Bridge, and Salthouse, in the County of Cumberland."

Needham's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estates of John Needham Esquire and Anne his Wife, John I eche Esquire and Mary his Wife, and Elizabeth Hurleston, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and other Purposes therein mentioned"

And the same, being read Thrice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Sir T Hay against Hay & al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Sir Thomas Hay of Alderston Baronet, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, of the 22d of July and 9th of December 1749, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 2d of January following, whereby they adhered to the Lord Ordinary's said Interlocutors, and likewise of a subsequent Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 12th of the same Month, made on the Behalf of Thomas Hay of Mordington, and praying, "That the said Interlocutors might be reversed or varied, and that the Appellant might have such Relief as to this House should seem meet" As also upon the Answer of the said Thomas Hay, and likewise the Answer of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause.

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House, and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, secundum diem Aprilis jam prox sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.