House of Lords Journal Volume 27
December 1751

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: December 1751', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 613-620. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114335 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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December 1751

DIE Martis, 3o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Exon
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Litch. & Cov
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses
Dux St Albans.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow
Ds. Sandys
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds Anson.

PRAYERS.

Oxenden to take the Name of Dixwell, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling George Oxenden Esquire and his Heirs to use the Surname, Arms, and Crest, of Dixwell, pursuant to the Will of Sir Basill Dixwell Baronet, deceased," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Papers from Trustees of Carlisle Road delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Bigge, from the Commissioners and Trustees for putting in Execution an Act passed the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for laying out, making, and keeping in Repair, a Road proper for the Passage of Troops and Carriages, from the City of Carlisle, to the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne," attended"

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

"Copy of the First Accompt of the Receipts and Disbursements of John Tweddell Gentleman, Clerk and Treasurer to and for the said Commissioners and Trustees, so far as the same relates to or concerns that Part of the said Road which lies in the County of Northumberland"

And also, "Copies of the several Orders, Contracts, and Agreements, made by the said Commissioners and Trustees, so far as the same relate to or concern that Part of the said Road which lies in the County of Cumberland"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Accompt and Copies do lie on the Table.

Proceedings, &c of Commissioners of Westminster Bridge delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr Seddon from the Commissioners for building Westminster Bridge, attended"

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

"A State of their Proceedings, from the 14th December 1750, to the 19th November 1751 (inclusive)."

Also, "Accompts of the Treasurer to the said Commissioners, from the 25th December 1750, to 29th September 1751"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said State and Accompts do lie on the Table.

Mackenzie to enter into Recognizance for Ereskine.

The House being moved, "That Kenneth Mackenzie of the Parish of St Martin in the Fields Gentle man may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Ereskine, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in Scotland"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 5o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Arch Ebor
Epus Roffen
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum
Epus. Meneven
Epus Exon
Epus Asaphen.
Epus Landavens
Epus Litch & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P S.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Derby
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun
Comes Hyndford
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Oxenden to taxe the Name of Dixwell, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling George Oxenden Esquire and his Heirs to use the Surname, Arms, and Crest, of Dixwell, pursuant to the Will of Sir Basill Dixwell Baronet, deceased."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Argyll
D. Manchester.
E Derby
E Shaftesbury
E Home
E Loudoun
E Hyndford
E Fitzwilliam
Ld Abp Cant.
L. Abp. York.
L Bp Rochester
L Bp Chichester
L Bp Sarum
L Bp St Davids.
L Bp Exeter
L Bp St Asaph.
Ld Willoughby Par.
L Strange
L. Bathurst.
L Onslow
L Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers, and to adjourn as they please.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not of the said Committee, be added thereunto.

Bp of Hereford to preach the 30th Jan.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 9o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus Exon
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Granville, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S.
Dux St Albans.
Dux Leeds
Dux Gordon.
Dux Newcastle
Dux Manchester
March Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea
Comes Chesterfield
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hertford.
Ds Delawarr
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Cavendish
Ds Strange
Ds Berkeley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Onslow.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

E Fitzwilliam takes the Oaths.

William Earl Fitzwilliam took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

D of Ancaster's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to supply and remedy certain Omissions and Defects in a Marriage Settlement, in the Petition mentioned, of the 21st of May 1735, by enabling the Petitioner to make Provisions for Daughters, out of the Estates comprized in the said Settlement, and for other Purposes in the Petition expressed.

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr Justice Burnett, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition, and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Attestation of Devises of Real Estates, Bill.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, pursuant to an Order of this House of the last Session of Parliament, delivered a Bill, prepared by the Judges, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment of the Law relating to the Attestation of Devises of Real Estates."

And the same was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed, and read a Second Time To-morrow Sevennight, the Lords to be summoned, and the Judges to attend.

Hall against Pease, Writ of Error.

The same Lord Chief Justice, in the usual Manner, brought up a Writ of Error, wherein Randall Hall is Plaintiff, and Joseph Pease Defendant.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 10o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Arch Ebor.
Epus Londin.
Epus Dunelm.
Epus Roffen
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus Meneven
Epus Exon
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses
Comes Gower, C P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Ds Delawarr
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange
Ds Onslow
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Fortescue.
Ds Anson.
Ds Vere.

PRAYERS.

Oxenden to take the Name of Dixwell, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling George Oxenden Esquire and his Heirs to use the Surname, Arms, and Crest, of Dixwell, pursuant to the Will of Sir Basill Dixwell Baronet, deceased," 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."

Stewart Mackenzie's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Stewart Mackenzie Esquire and Lady Elizabeth his Wife, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the granting Leases of an entailed Estate, in the Petition mentioned, and for other Purposes therein expressed.

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench and Mr Justice Burnett, with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Lascelles's Divorce, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Daniel Lascelles, of London, Merchant, with Elizabeth Southwicke his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and for hearing Counsel, as well for as against the same.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

But no Counsel appearing for Mrs Lascelles

William Bateson was produced, sworn, and examined as to the Service of the Order for giving Notice to her of this Proceeding.

And he, proving the same to be duly served, was directed to withdraw.

Then the Counsel for the Bill were heard at large, in order to make out the Allegations thereof, and called.

Elizabeth Limbrey, who was examined upon Oath, as to her Acquaintance with Mrs Lascelles in or about the Year 1740, and of her Marriage, of her cohabiting with her Husband, and any and what Familiarities that passed between the said Mrs Lascelles and one Henry Parminter Esquire And she informed the House of her being sometimes Bedfellow to Mrs Lascelles, and "That one Morning the said Parminter came into the Bed to them, and that adulterous Conversation passed between him and the said Mrs Lascelles"

And then she was directed to withdraw.

Next, Sarah Booty was sworn, and examined touching the same Matter, and acquainted the House of indecent Familiarities which passed between the said Parminter and Mrs Lascelles, and "That she had seen them in Bed together."

Also, Jane Carrier was produced, and examined upon Oath to the like Matter, she being a Servant to Mrs Lascelles, in order to corroborate the Testimony of the last Witness And she declared, "That (amongst other indecent Familiarities) she had likewise seen her Mistress in naked Bed with the said Parminter"

And then she was directed to withdraw.

After which, William Skelton, Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, being called, and sworn, produced the Definitive Sentence of Divorce from Bed and Board, against the said Mrs Lascelles, for Adultery with the said Parminter

And the same was read.

And North, being produced, and examined upon Oath as to the Allegations in the Bill of Mr Lascelles going to The East Indies, and the Time of his Return, and of Mr Parminter's being Prisoner in The Fleet, did acquaint the House of the Truth of those Two Particulars, and that the Reason why no Action of Damages was brought against the said Parminter was by reason of his Poverty.

And then the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 11o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Ebor
Epus Roffen.
Epus Meneven
Epus Asaphen.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Hyndford
Comes Effingham
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fgremont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange.
Ds Onslow
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Vere

PRAYERS.

Oxenden to take the Name of D xwell, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling George Oxenden Esquire and his Heirs to use the Surname, Arms, and Crest, of Dixwell, pursuant to the Will of Sir Basill Dixwell Baronet, deceased"

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. Elde and Mr Spicer

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

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two"

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

Register of Deed, &c in Middlesex, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing the Deputy or Secondary of the Chief Clerk to enrol Pleas in the King's Bench, called the Master of the King's Bench Office, One of the Registers or Masters for the Enrolment of Deeds, Wills, and other Conveyances, in the County of Middlesex, in the Place and Stead of such Chief Clerk," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lascelles's Divorce, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Daniel Lascelles of London Merchant, with Elizabeth Southwicke his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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 will be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen
Epus Meneven.
Epus Exon
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Asaphen
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Gordon
Comes Derby
Comes Lincoln
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry
Comes Jersey
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange
Ds Masham.
Ds Onslow
Ds Sandys.
Ds Vere

PRAYERS.

Register of Deeds, &c in Middlesex, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing the Deputy or Secondary of the Chief Clerk to enrol Pleas in the King's Bench, called the Master of the King's Bench Office, One of the Registers or Masters for the Enrolment of Deeds, Wills, and other Conveyances, in the County of Middlesex, in the Place and Stead of such Chief Clerk"

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

D Gordon.
E Derby
E Lincoln
E Northampton
E Warwick.
E Carlisle.
E Shaftesbury.
E Holdernesse
E Coventry.
E Jersey.
E Rothes
E Home
E Hyndford.
E Bath.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont
L Bp Rochester
L Bp St Davids
L. Bp Exeter
L Bp Peterborough
L. Bp St Asaph.
L Bp Litch & Cov.
Ld Willoughby Br.
L Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L Masham
L. Onslow.
L Sandys.
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.

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two"

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"

Hopton & al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Hopton Esquire, and Edward Cope Hopton Esquire his Eldest Son, and Mary the Wife of the said Edward Cope Hopton, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of a Moiety of an Estate in the Petition mentioned, and laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Moiety stands settled.

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

Bryne's Petition to receive Appeal rejected.

A Petition of Lawrence Bryne and others, was presented, and read, setting forth, "That the Petitioners were advised to appeal from an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, in a Cause wherein they were Defendants, and by reason of the Prolixity of the Proceedings, some of which have not been transmitted till lately, such Appeal could not be prepared to be presented within the Time limited," and praying, "That the said Appeal may be now received."

Whereupon the Petitioners Agent was called in, and heard at the Bar.

But not being able to give a satisfactory Reason for receiving the said Appeal.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, within the Space of One Year, from the Twenty fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mutiny Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Fox Secretary at War and others.

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

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Lascelles's Divorce, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Daniel Lascelles of London Merchant, with Elizabeth Southwicke his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Sarum
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Asaphen.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Derby.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Bath
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Register of Deeds, &c in Middlesex, Bill.

The Earl of Bath reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing the Deputy or Secondary of the Chief Clerk to enrol Pleas in the King's Bench, called the Master of the King's Bench Office, One of the Registers or Masters for the Enrolment of Deeds, Wills, and other Conveyances, in the County of Middlesex, in the Place and Stead of such Chief Clerk," 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."

Lascelles's Divorce, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Daniel Lascelles of London Merchant, with Elizabeth Southwicke his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Elde and Mr Montagu

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

Malt Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two"

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.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters"

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

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, within the Space of One Year, from the Twenty fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftytwo."

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 & in diem Martis, decimum septimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 17o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant
Arch Ebor.
Epus London
Epus Dunelm
Epus Roffen.
Epus Oxon.
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Sarum
Epus Bath & Wells
Epus Meneven
Epus Hereford.
Epus Exon
Epus Petriburg
Epus Asaphen
Epus Litch & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Granville, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Grafton, Camerarius
Dux St Albans
Dux Leeds
Dux Bedford
Dux Newcastle
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Coventry
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt
Comes Hertford.
Ds Delawarr
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Cavendish
Ds Strange
Ds Berkeley.
Ds Boyle
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Register of Deeds, &c in Middlesex, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing the Deputy or Secondary of the Chief Clerk to enrol Pleas in the King's Bench, called the Master of the King's Bench Office, One of the Registers or Masters for the Enrolment of Deeds, Wills, and other Conveyances, in the County of Middlesex, in the Place and Stead of such Chief Clerk"

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 Elde and Mr Montagu

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

Southcote's Petition referred to Judges (fn. 1)

Upon reading the Petition of Philip Southcote Esquire, for and on the Behalf of himself and of Thomas South cote Esquire, his Brother, a Lunatick, of whose Person and Estate he is Committee, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioner, and such Persons as shall for the Time being be appointed the Committee of the Estate of the said Lunatick, during his said Lunacy, to make Copyhold Grants of such of the Estates as are Parcel of the Manor of Drayton, in the County of Berks, in the Petition mentioned, and for other Purposes therein expressed.

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

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, within the Space of One Year, from the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

Mutiny Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters"

And the same Report made.

E Kerry against Vise Fitzmaurice.

The House being informed, "That Mr Clancy attended, in order to deliver in Copies of divers Papers, Pleadings, and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Francis Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw is Appellant, and John Viscount Fitzmaurice Respondent"

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Attestation of Devises of Real Estates, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment of the Law relating to the Attestation of Devises of Real Estates"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday the 16th Day of January next, the Lords to be summoned, and the Judges to attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 18o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Gower, C P. S.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Fortescue.

PRAYERS.

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, within the Space of One Year, from the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters"

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 the preceding Bills.

And Message were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Elde and Mr. Montagu

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

Lady Bland & al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Lady Frances Bland, Widow and Relict of the late Sir John Bland Baronet, deceased, Sir John Bland Baronet, Eldest Son and Heir of the said Sir John Bland, deceased, by the said Lady Frances, Hungerford Bland Younger Son of the said Sir John Bland, deceased, by the said Lady Frances, and of Ann Bland and Elizabeth Bland, Daughters of the said Sir John Bland, deceased, by the said Lady Frances Bland, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting certain Estates in Lancashire and Cheshire, in the Petition mentioned, in the Petitioner Sir John Bland, in Fee Simple, and for settling an Estate in the County of York, in the Petition also mentioned, in Lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Decembris.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Archiep. Cant.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Exon
Epus. Landavens.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C P. S.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Derby
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford
Comes Effingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Delawarr
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange.
Ds Berkeley
Ds Boyle.
Ds. Bathurst.

PRAYERS.

Hall against Pease.

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Pease, Defendant in a Writ of Error brought into this House the 9th Day of this Instant December, in which Randall Hall is Plaintiff, praying, "In regard the said Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House, that the said Writ of Error may be Non pros'd, with Costs.

Writ of Error Non pros'd

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non pros on the said Writ of Error, as desired, and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given in that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House, and further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Degen's Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francis Degen," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, with the accustomed Ceremonies, the Lords in their Robes, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker,

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Malt and Land Tax Bills, 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 continuing and granting certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two."

"2. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, within the Space of One Year, from the Twenty fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftytwo."

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"

"3. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

"4. An Act for appointing the Deputy or Secondary of the Chief Clerk to enrol Pleas in the King's Bench, called the Master of the King's Bench Office, One of the Registers or Masters for the Enrolment of Deeds, Wills, and other Conveyances, in the County of Middlesex, in the Place and Stead of such Chief Clerk."

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

"Le Roy le veult"

"5. An Act for enabling George Oxenden Esquire and his Heirs to use the Surname, Arms, and Crest, of Dixwell, pursuant to the Will of Sir Basill Dixwell Baronet, deceased."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desire"

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, nonum diem Januarii jam prox. sequen hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 These are transposed in the Original