House of Lords Journal Volume 27
June 1751, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: June 1751, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 597-601. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114331 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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June 1751, 21-30

DIE Veneris, 21o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Oxon.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Hereford.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Argyll
Dux Kingston.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds Strange.
Ds. Hay.
Ds Masham.
Ds Monson.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds. Feversham.
Ds Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Popham to ente into Recognizance of Bateman.

The House being moved, "That Stephen Popham of the Parish of St James Westm'r Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Rowland Bateman Esquire and Richard Yielding Gentleman, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they being in Ireland"

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

Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render all Contracts and Agreements, which shall be made by the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Purchase of any Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for or towards the finishing and compleating the said Hospital, valid and effectual, and for ascertaining the Recompense that shall be made for the same," was committed, the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill.

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Pall Mall paving, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleaning, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Street called Pall Mall, as an Experiment towards the paving, cleaning, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Streets of the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Precincts of The Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto, and for preventing Damage being done to the Pavements of the Streets, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, by the Wheels of Carts, Cars, or Drays"

Moved, "That the further Consideration of the Bill be adjourned for a Fortnight."

After Debate,

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages from H C to return the African Company Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to the Commissioners appointed by and in Pursuance of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa," to inquire into the Claims of certain Creditors of the Royal African Company, therein mentioned, and for the Relief of David Crichton, and for restraining the said Company from disposing of such of their Effects as are therein mentioned, and for staying all Suits for Money due from or on the account of the said Company, for the Time therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

and the Bill for shortening Michaelmas Term.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Turnpike Roads, Preservation, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation of the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for the Disposition of Penalties given by Acts of Parliament relating to the Highways in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for enforcing the Recovery thereof, and for the more effectual preventing the Mischiefs occasioned by the Drivers riding upon Carts, Drays, Cars, and Waggons, in the City of London, and within Ten Miles thereof"

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 24o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
March Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Morton
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Cowper
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Ds Delawarr
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys
Ds Anson
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Turnpike Roads, Preservation, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation of the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for the Disposition of Penalties given by Acts of Parliament relating to the Highways in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for enforcing the Recovery thereof, and for the more effectual preventing the Mischiefs occasioned by the Drivers riding upon Carts, Drays, Cars, and Waggons, in the City of London, and within Ten Miles thereof."

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 Montagu.

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

Message from thence, to return the Bill for continuing Laws about Horned Cattle.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, continuing, and enforcing, several Laws therein mentioned, more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto, with Amendments to some of the said Amendments, whereunto the Commons desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Amendments, 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.

Lord takes the Oaths.

John Earl Granville Lord President of the Council, Robert Earl of Holdernesse, and Charles Earl of Egremont, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, their Lordships having first delivered Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Lady Athunry & al. to withdraw Appeal.

A Petition of Ellis Lady Dowager Athunry in the Kingdom of Ireland, and John Bath Gentleman, was presented, and read, setting forth, "That, on the 6th of April last, they presented their Appeal to this House, complaining of a Decree, or Decretal Order, of the Court of Exchequer in that Kingdom, of the 25th of February 1750, to which Daniel Swan Gentleman has not put in any Answer, and that the Parties have compromised the Matter in Difference between them' and praving, "That the Petitioners may be at Liberty to withdraw then Appeal, without Costs, the Respondent's Agent conlenting thereto"

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

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw the said Appeal, as desired.

Message from H C to return the Bill for preventing Thefts on Rivers,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing of Robberies and Thefts, upon any Navigable Rivers, Ports of Entry, or Discharge-wharfs and Quays adjacent," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

and the Bill concerning Warrants of Commitment in another County.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual a Clause in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place, upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace of any other County or Place," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render all Contracts and Agreements, which shall be made by the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Purchase of any Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for or towards the finishing and compleating the said Hospital, valid and effectual, and for ascertaining the Recompense that shall be made for the same"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 25o Junii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Winchilsea
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Dudley
Ds. Strange
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

King present.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, the Duke of Cumberland (in his Robes) sitting in his Place, the Lords being also in their Robes, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

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

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Six Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-one, and for Allowances to poor Widows of Commission and Warrant Officers of the Royal Navy, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted this Session of Parliament, and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Orders of Loan, or Annuity Orders, payable at the Exchequer, in Lieu of such as shall be lost, burnt, or destroyed, and also for making forth new Orders of Loan, or Annuity Orders, in Lieu of such as shall become defaced, obliterated, or otherwise encumbered with Assignments or Endorsements thereon"

"2 An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Spirituous Liquors, and upon Licenses for retailing the same, and for repealing the Act of the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for granting a Duty to His Majesty, to be paid by Distillers, upon Licenses to be taken out by them for retailing Spirituous Liquors, and for the more effectually restraining the retailing of distilled Spirituous Liquors, and for allowing a Drawback upon the Exportation of Britishmade Spirits, and that the Parish of St Mary le Bon, in the County of Middlesex, shall be under the Inspection of the Head Office of Excise"

"3. An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon Foreign Linen Yarns, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof"

"4. An Act for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the Premiums upon the Importation of Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine, to British-made Sail Cloth, and the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth, and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder"

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

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

"5. An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties upon Tobacco."

"6. An Act for ascertaining the Admeasurement of Wheat Meal, or other Corn or Grain ground, for which a Bounty is payable upon Exportation, and for making Allowances to the East India Company, for their Charges and Expences in managing, paying, and transferring, their Reduced Annuities"

"7 An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England, for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice, for continuing Two Clauses, to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River or Sea Bank, and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hop-binds, for the more effectual Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit, or Delph, of Coal or Cannel Coal, and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer in Forests or Chases, or beating or wounding the Keepers or other Officers in Forests, Chases, or Parks, for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, from the said Colonies directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law, for preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankiupts, for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America, and for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals, in the City and Liberty of Westminster, and to make some further Provisions in reration to the signing of Certificates for the Discharge of Bankrupts"

"8 An Act for allowing further Time to the Commissioners appointed by and in Pursuance of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, in intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa," to inquire into the Claims of certain Creditors of the Royal African Company therein mentioned, and for the Relief of David Crichton, and for restraining the said Company from disposing of such of their Effects as are therein mentioned, and for staying all Suits for Money due from or on the account of the said Company, for the Time therein mentioned"

"9 An Act for the Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term"

"10 An Act to regulate and restrain Paper Bills of Credit, in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations of Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, and Massachusets Bay, and New Hampshire, in America, and to prevent the same being legal Tenders in Payments of Money."

"11 An Act for the rendering Justices of the Peace more safe in the Execution of their Office, and for indemnifying Constables and others acting in Obedience to their Warrants."

"12 An Act for the more effectual preventing of Robberies and Thests, upon any Navigable Rivers, Ports of Entry, or Discharge-wharfs and Quays adjacent"

"13 An Act for encouraging the making of Pot Ashes and Pearl Ashes, in the British Plantations in America"

"14. An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same"

"15. An Act for amending and making more effectual a Clause in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place, upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace of any other County or Place."

"16 An Act for explaining, continuing, and enforcing, several Laws therein mentioned, more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom."

"17. An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto, and for making the said Act more effectual."

"18 An Act for the more effectual Preservation of the Turnpike Roads, in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for the Disposition of Penalties given by Acts of Parliament relating to the Highways in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for enforcing the Recovery thereof, and for the more effectual preventing the Mischiefs occasioned by the Drivers riding upon Carts, Drays, Cars, and Waggons, in the City of London and within Ten Miles thereof"

"19 An Act for enlarging of the Terms and Powers, and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing and amending the Highways leading from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wandsford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon, so far as relates to the amending of that Part of the Road as lies between a Place called The White Post, on Alconbury Hill, in the County of Hantingdon, and Wandsford Bridge, in the same County, called The North Division, and that the Tolls taken at Saltree and Wandsford Toll Gates may, from and after a certain Time, be lowered, and for repairing the Road leading from Stilron, in the said County of Huntingdon, to Peterborough, in the County of Northampton"

"20. An Act for making, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads, in the several Parishes of Lambeth, Newington, St George's Southwark and Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, and Lewisham, in the County of Kent."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"21. An Act for establishing and confirming Articles entered into upon the Marriage of Henry Arthur Earl of Powis with Barbara Countess of Powis his Wife, an Infant; and for the more effectually carrying the same into Execution."

"22 An Act for enabling the Right Honourable John Thynne Lord Chedworth to settle a Jointure on Martha Parker Spinster, upon their Intermarriage; and for making Provision for their Younger Children; and for explaining the Will of Sir Philip Parker Long Baronet, deceased, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"23. An Act for compleating the Sale of an Estate late of Francis Scott, commonly called Earl of Dalkeith, deceased, in the County of Lincoln, and for applying the Money arising thereby, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose, and for empowering the Guardians of the Heir of the said late Earl for the Time being, to make Leases of Ground and Buildings in the County of Middlesex, during the Minority of such Heir."

"24. An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Lord Viscount Kilmorey, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for raising Money, to discharge the Encumbrances affecting the same prior to his Marriage Settlement; and for laying out the Surplus thereof in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the said Settlement."

"25. An Act for vesting the undivided Moiety of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Leicester, Stafford, and Derby, devised by the Will of Sarah Frowde Widow, deceased, in Ralph Blois Clerk, in Fee Simple, and for settling an entire Estate, in the County of Suffolk, of greater Value, to the Uses limited by the same Will"

"26. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of George Barlow Esquire in him and his Heirs, and for settling another Part of his Estate, of greater Value, to the same Uses, except as therein is excepted, in Lieu thereof."

"27. An Act for Sale of the Estates late of William Newland Esquire, deceased, in Gatton, Rygate, and Meastham, in the County of Surry, for discharging Encumbrances."

"28. An Act for Sale of certain Estates, in the County of Stafford, of Christopher Wood Esquire, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and for settling other Lands in Lieu thereof."

"29. An Act for making and granting Leases of Lands, Tenements, and Mines, in the County of Cornwall, comprized in the Marriage Settlement and Will of Kellond Courtenay Esquire, deceased, during the Minority of his Issue, claiming under the said Settlement and Will."

"30. An Act for selling Part of the settled Estate of George Courtenay Esquire, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and for enabling him to make a Provision for his Wife and Children, pursuant to his Marriage Articles."

"31. An Act to enable the Honourable John Fitz Maurice and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Petty, pursuant to the Will of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Shelburne in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased."

"32. An Act for enabling Robert King Stubblefield Gentleman and his Issue to take and use the Surname of King."

"33. An Act for naturalizing Philip Jacob Baron de Soesdyk Van Cloon Lord of Rhynwick."

"34 An Act for naturalizing John Jugla, Stephan Cogigian, John Jacob Zornlin, and John Adolph Speck."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty spake as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The advanced Season of the Year makes it necessary for Me to put an End to this Session of Parliament And I do it with the greater Satisfaction, as your diligent Application to the Publick Business has brought it to so happy a Conclusion On this Occasion, I cannot but return you My hearty Thanks, for the many Proofs you have given Me of your Zeal and Affection for Me and My Government, and the Care and Attention which you have exerted for the Interests of My People.

"As Europe now enjoys a happy Tranquillity, very little Alteration has been made in the State of Foreign Affairs since your Meeting My Resolution to preserve the general Peace is the same, and I have the greatest Reason to rely on the like good Disposition in the Powers in Alliance with Me, not only being continued, but confirmed and improved.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"The Readiness with which you have granted Me the Supplies for the Service of the current Year demands My particular Acknowledgements, and the Prudence and Firmness you have shewn, in compleating the Reduction of the Interest of the National Debt, is as agreeable to Me, as that Measure is essential to the Strength and Welfare of My Kingdom.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have nothing to desire of you, but effectually to consult your own true Interest and Happiness Let it be your Care, to maintain, in your several Countries, the publick Peace and good Order, to encourage and promote a just Reverence for Government and Law, and not to suffer those good Laws which are enacted here to lose their Effect, for Want of a due Execution."

The Speech being ended;

The Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's Command, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the Thirteenth Day of August next, to be then here held And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Thirteenth Day of August next."