House of Lords Journal Volume 28
April 1753

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April 1753

DIE Lunæ, 2o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Brcadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Executors of the late E of Ashburnham's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the surviving Trustees and Executors of John late Earl of Ashburnham, deceased, to sell and convey his Estate at Bretherton, in the County of Lancaster, pursuant to the Directions, and for the Purposes, of his Will," 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 to the Bill, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Stourbridge and other Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Market-house in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick, respectively," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Manchester Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church, within the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hastings Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Flimwell Vent, in the Parish of Ticehurst, in the County of Sussex, to the Town and Port of Hastings, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Barbutt and Planta's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing of John David Barbutt and Fortunatus Planta."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Waple:

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

Mrs. Harrison's Nat. Bill.

Mary Sybelle Harrison took the Oaths, at the Bar, in order to her Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Mary Sybelle Harrison."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Folkestone.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Feversham.
L. Vere.

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

Carlisle to Workington Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Stanwix and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea-port Town of Workington, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Durham Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham, in the County of Durham, to Tyne Bridge, in the said County."

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

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

Quare, Leave for a Bill, to sell Brain's share of New Jersey:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Daniel Quare Esquire and Benjamin Brain Quare his Eldest Son; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Shares and Propriety late of Benjamin Brain Merchant, deceased, of and in the Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey, in America, settled and devised by his Will, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Ennever's Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Ennever Gentleman with Mary Cornwell his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Bernard against Woodley & al.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended, in order to deliver in Copies of certain Papers and Proceedings, in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Roger Bernard Esquire is Appellant, and Francis Woodley and John Dixon are Respondents:"

Pleadings proved.

He, Patrick Keaghran, 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 withdrew.

Quarantine Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine, and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark or Man."

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 thereto; which he would be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Lady Ann Jekyll's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Twelfth Part of Ann Jekyll, an Infant, in the Real Estate of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, deceased, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the Purchasers thereof under a Decree of the Court of Chancery."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 18th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 3o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cant.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Executors of the late E. of Ashburnham's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the surviving Trustees and Executors of John late Earl of Ashburnham, deceased, to sell and convey his Estate at Bretherton, in the County of Lancaster, pursuant to the Directions, and for the Purposes, of his Will."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Waple:

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

Devonshire Prison for Debtors, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Courtenay and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a Sum of Money, by a County Rate, for purchasing a proper Prison for Debtors, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mrs. Harrison's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Mary Sybelle Harrison," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Burlington Piers, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time, and continuing the Duties, granted by several Acts of Parliament, for Repairs of the Piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in the County of York; and for making the said Acts more effectual," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ealand to Leeds, Road Bill:

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Ealand to the Town of Leeds, in the East Riding of 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."

Stourbridge and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick, respectively."

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.

Carlisle to Workington, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea Port Town of Workington, in the said County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. St. (fn. 1) Albans.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Litchfield.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Halifax.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Strange.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
L. Vere.

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

Sutherland against Scot & al.

A Petition of Captain John Sutherland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Captain John Scot and others are Respondents, was presented, and read; setting forth Proceedings had before the Lords of Session in Scotland, by reason whereof the Cause is not in a proper State to be appealed; and praying, In as much as no final Determination of the Matters in Question can be made on the Hearing of the present Appeal; that the Petitioner may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Prejudice to the Petitioner's or the Respondents being at Liberty to appeal, as they shall be advised, after the Cause shall be finally determined by the said Lords of Session."

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

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his Appeal, as desired; and that he do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondents, Twenty Pounds, for their Costs occasioned by the bringing of the said Appeal.

Mr. Pitt and the Rector of Stratfield Sea, Exchange, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement between George Pitt Esquire, and the Rector of the Church of Stratfield Sea, in the County of Southampton, for Exchange of Lands in the said Parish; and to enable the said George Pitt to take down the present and erect a new Parish Church there; and for making Roads to the said Church;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Consideration thereof be referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Clive; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein; and after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Portsea Chapel, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Chapol on the Common, in the Parish of Portsea, in the County of Southampton; and for vesting Power in certain Trustees for the Regulation thereof; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Jews Naturalization, Bill.

The Earl of Halifax presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons prosessing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament."

And the same was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Sinclair against Sir Wm. Dalrymple, et è contra.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Dame Sidney Sinclair is Appellant, and Sir William Dalrymple Baronet and others are Respondents; et è contra:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Quarantine Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man," 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, and are as follow:

"Pr. 1. L. 24. Leave out ["or"].

"L. 36. and 37. Leave out ["shall be"]; and after ["Proclamation"], insert ["or published in The London Gazette"].

"Pr. 2. L. 25. Leave out ["shall be"]; and after ["Proclamation"], insert ["or published in The London Gazette"].

"Pr. 11. L. 23. After the Word ["Provided"], leave out ["as aforesaid"]; and insert ["for the Reception of such Persons, Goods, or Merchandizes, or for the opening and airing of such Goods or Merchandizes"].

"Pr. 22. L. 16. Leave out from ["Three Months"] to ["And to the End that"] in the 32d Line of the same Press.

"L. 40. After ["Proclamation"], insert ["or cause the same to be published in The London Gazette"].

"Pr. 23. L. 1. After ["Proclamation"], insert ["or Order or Orders in Council as aforesaid"].

"L. 12. After ["Proclamation"], insert ["or Orders respectively".].

Manning, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Mathew Manning Doctor in Physick, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the undivided Moieties of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Suffolk, the settled Estate of Matthew Manning Doctor in Physick, for raising Money, to discharge a Mortgage Debt affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus thereof in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses therein mentioned."

Quare & al. to sell Brain's Share of New Jersey, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Parts or Shares late belonging to Benjamin Brain Merchant, deceased, of and in One Twenty-fourth Part of the Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey, in America, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 18th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 4o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archicp. Ebor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Carlisle to Workington Road, Bill.

The Earl of Egremont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea Port Town of Workington, in the said County," 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."

Durham Road, Bill.

The Earl of Egremont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham, in the County of Durham, to Tyne Bridge, in the said County," 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."

Harrison's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Mary Sybelle Harrison."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ennever's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Ennever Gentleman with Mary Cornwell 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.

Messages to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Waple:

To carry down the said Bills; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Burlington Piers, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time, and continuing the Duties, granted by several Acts of Parliament, for Repairs of the Piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in the County of York; and for making the said Acts more effectual."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ealand to Leeds, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road leading from Ealand to the Town of Leeds, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Quarantine Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Devonshire Prison for Debtors, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a Sum of Money, by a County Rate, for purchasing a proper Prison for Debtors, in the County of Devon."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Cardigan.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Halifax.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
Viscount Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Vere.

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

Portsea Chapel, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Chapel on the Common, in the Parish of Portsea, in the County of Southampton; and for vesting Power in certain Trustees, for the Regulation thereof."

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.

Manning's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the undivided Moieties of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Suffolk, the settled Estate of Mathew Manning Doctor in Physick, for raising Money, to discharge a Mortgage Debt affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus thereof in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses therein mentioned."

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 Thursday the 19th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Rodatz, Leave for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Christian Maurice Rodatz; praying, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:"

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Earl of Findlater presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Christian Maurice Rodatz."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Latchmore, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Frye:

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Frye Spinster, and John Latchmore her Nephew; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioner John Latchmore to take and use the Surname of Frye only:

It is Ordered, that Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read:

Accordingly, the Earl of Warwick presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling John Latchmore and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Frye."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bogle and Robb against His Majesty's Advocate, Writ of Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing Counsel, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Mathew Bogle and William Robb are Plaintiffs, and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, for His Majesty's Interest, is Defendant:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Erskine against Monro;

A Petition of Henry Dagge, Agent for David Erskine, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, in which Alexander Monro is Respondent, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the Petitioner did not receive any Papers in the said Cause till the End of last Month, and the Proceedings below are very voluminous; that the Hearing thereof, which is appointed for Monday next, may be put off till the First vacant Day for Causes after the Recess."

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

And being withdrawn:

Petition to put off the Hearing rejected.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Prebendary of Stillington, and Croft, Exchange of Lands, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Prebendary of the Prebend of Stillington and Stephen Crost Esquire, of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Consideration thereof be referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Clive; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein; and after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House, the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Message from H. C. to return Gilbert's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Gloucester, devised by the Will of Alice Gilbert Spinster, for raising Money, to discharge several Debts and Legacies; and for laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the Uses of her Will;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the last mentioned Bill.

And the same, being read Thrice, was agreed to.

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

Fitz Roy Scudamore, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Charles Fitz Roy Scudamore Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Frances Fitz Roy Scudamore, an Infant, to make Building Leases of her Estate, in Southwark, in the County of Surry."

Exportation of Wool from Ireland to Great Britain, in Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for permitting the Exportation of Wool and Woollen or Bay Yarn, from any Port in Ireland, to any Port in Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

British White Herring Fishery, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery; and for regulating the said Fishery according to the Calendar now in Use; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nether Knutsford and other Roads in Cheshire and Lancashire, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Henshall's Smithy, upon Cranage Green, through the Town of Nether Knutsford, and by the South Guide Post in Mere and Bucklow Hill, to the Town of Altrincham, in the County Palatine of Chester; and from the said Guide Post to Warrington, in the County of Lancaster; and from Bucklow Hill aforesaid to Penny's Lane, near North wich, in the said County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 5o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cant.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Devonshire Prison for Debtors, Bill.

The Lord Bathurst reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a Sum of Money, by a County Rate, for purchasing a proper Prison for Debtors, in the County of Devon," 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."

Carlisle to Workington, Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea Port Town of Workington, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Durham Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act-for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham, in the County of Durham, to Tyne Bridge, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Exportation of Wool from Ireland to Great Britain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for permitting the Exportation of Wool and Woollen or Bay Yarn, from any Port in Ireland, to any Port in Great Britain."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Waple:

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

British White Herring Fishery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery; and for regulating the said Fishery, according to the Calendar now in Use; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Nether Knutsford and other Roads in Cheshire and Lancashire, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Henshall's Smithy, upon Cranage Green, through the Town of Nether Knutsford, and by the South Guide Post in Mere and Bucklow Hill, to the Town of Altrincham, in the County Palatine of Chester; and from the said Guide Post to Warrington, in the County of Lancaster; and from Bucklow Hill aforesaid, to Penny's Lane, near Northwich, in the said County of Chester."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Rothes.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Halifax.
E. Cowper.
E. Bath.
E. Portsmouth.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Hertford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Vere.

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

Fitz Roy Scudamore's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Frances Fitz Roy Scudamore, an Infant, to make Building Leases of her Estate in Southwark, in the County of Surry."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 20th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Redstone to Tenbury Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Redstone Ferry, in the County of Worcester, to The Hundred House; and from thence to Monks Bridge, in the Road to the Town of Tenbury, and from the said Hundred House to the said Town of Tenbury, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Rodatz, Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Christian Maurice Rodatz."

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

Lachmore to take the Name of Frye, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling John Latchmore to take and use the Surname of Frye."

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.

Clandestine Marriages, to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages."

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 Bill."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, on Monday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do consider of the said Bill, and prepare such Alterations thereto as they shall think proper; and lay the same before the said Committee on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 6o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Tyers against Walton.

The Answer of Philip Walton Clerk, to the Appeal of Jonathan Tyers, was brought in.

Morton Pleydell's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Edmund Morton Pleydell Esquire in Trustees, to settle the same, pursuant to an Agreement made previous to the Marriage of Edmund Morton Pleydell the Younger Esquire with Ann his Wife; 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; and that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Devonshire Prison for Debtors, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a Sum of Money, by a County Rate, for purchasing a proper Prison for Debtors, in the County of Devon."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Holford:

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

Redstone Ferry to Tenbury Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Redstone Ferry, in the County of Worcester, to The Hundred House; and from thence to Monks Bridge, in the Road to the Town of Tenbury, and from the said Hundred House to the said Town of Tenbury, in the said County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Halifax.
E. Portsmouth.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
Viscount Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
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.

Bernard against Woodley and Dixon.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Roger Bernard Esquire is Appellant, and Francis Woodley Esquire and John Dixon Gentleman are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Hinton Common Fields, to enclose, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common, Open and Arable Fields, Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Hamlet of Hinton, in the Parish of Woodford cum membris, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. George, Hanover Square, Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster; and for cleansing the Streets, and repairing the Highways, within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Salford to Warrington, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Place in the Town of Salford, to the Towns of Warrington and Bolton, and through Wardley Lane to the Town of Wigan, and to the Stocks in the Township of Duxbury, and to a Place called The Broad Oak, in Worseley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Erskine against Monro:

A Petition of David Erskine Appellant, in a Cause depending in this House, in which Alexander Monro is Respondent, which is appointed to be heard on Monday next, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the Petitioner is not able to raise Money to see Counsel, and defray the other Expenses of carrying on the said Cause; that he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal."

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

And being withdrawn:

Appeal dismissed, with Costs.

Ordered (by Consent of the Agents on both Sides), That the said Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, Twenty Pounds, for his Costs occasioned by bringing the said Appeal.

Tadcaster Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tadcaster, through Newton, Collingham, Harewoood, Arthington, and Pool, to Otley, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Constabies Expenses to secure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing to Constables and others the Expenses of conveying Offenders to Gaol; and for allowing the Charges of poor Persons bound to give Evidence again Felons."

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

Jews Naturalization, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 9o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Ramsay Irvine against Irvines.

The Answer of Alexander Irvine, Son of John Irvine, and of the said John Irvine, to the Appeal of Alexander Ramsay Irvine of Saphock, was brought in.

Nether Knutsford and other Roads in Cheshire and Lancashire, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Henshall's Smithy upon Cranage Green, through the Town of Nether Knutsford, and by the South Guide Post in Mere and Bucklow Hill to the Town of Altrincham in the County Palatine of Chester, and from the said Guide Post to Warrington in the County of Lancaster, and from Bucklow Hill aforesaid to Penny's Lane near Northwich in the said County of Chester," 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."

Rodatz, Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Findlater also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Christian Maurice Rodatz," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

St. Geo. Hanover Square, Poor, &c. Bill:

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of St. George, Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster; and for cleansing the Streets, and repairing the Highways, within the said Parish," be read a Second Time on this Day Sevennight.

Pet. of Parishioners against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, "That, if the said Bill should pass, the Petitioners apprehend, the Manner of collecting the Rates and Assessments thereby proposed will be attended with considerable Expense to the Parish in various respects; and so much interfere with the present Laws in being, as to render the executive Part in a great Measure impracticable;" and therefore praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill; or have such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, at the Second Reading thereof; as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill, at the same Time.

Morton Pleydell's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Edmund Morton Pleydell Esquire in Trustees, to settle the same, pursuant to an Agreement made previous to the Marriage of Edmund Morton Pleydell the Younger Esquire with Ann his Wife; 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. Montague and Mr. Waple:

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

Liverpool to Prescot, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Liverpoole to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for repairing the Road from Prescot, through Whiston, Rainhill, Bold, and Sankey, to the Town of Warrington; and also the Road from Saint Helen to Ashton, in the said County Palatine;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Salford to Warrington, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Place in the Town of Salford, to the Towns of Warrington and Bolton, and through Wardley Lane to the Town of Wigan, and to The Stocks in the Township of Duxbury, and to a Place called The Broad Oak in Worseley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Bedford.
D. Devon.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Berkeley.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Poulet.
E. Rothes.
E. Home.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Bath.
E. Portsmouth.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
Ld. Abp. Cant.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Cathcart.
L. Montjoy.
L. Bathurst.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.

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

Tadcaster Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tadcaster, through Newton, Collingham, Harewood, Arthington, and Pool, to Otley, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Hinton Common Fields, to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common, Open, and Arable Fields, Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Hamlet of Hinton, in the Parish of Woodford cum membris, in the County of Northampton."

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.

Clandestine Marriages, to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of clandestine Marriages."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the said Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Tuesday the 17th Instant; and that the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Robert Dick is Respondent, which stands appointed for that Day, be put off to Wednesday the 18th Instant; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Ordered, That a sufficient Number of Copies of the said Bill, with the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House thereunto, be printed for the Use of the Lords.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 10o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Dover to Barham Down, Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord George Sackville and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Dover to Barham Down, in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Justices Clerks, Fees to settle, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cordell Firebrace and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling and ascertaining the Fees to be taken by Clerks to Justices of the Peace;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Eastlech Martin, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging, dividing, enclosing, and reducing into Severalty, the Lands, Common Grounds, Pastures, Feeding Grounds, and other the Lands and Grounds, lying and being in the Manor and Parish of Eastlech Martin, otherwise Botherup, in the County of Gloucester; and for making a Recompense and Compensation to the Rector, in Lieu of his Tithes and Glebe Lands;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Buxton and other Roads in Derbyshire, Cheshire, and Lancashire, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts of Parliament, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Third and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sherbrooke Hill near Buxton and Chappel in the Frith in the County of Derby, through the Town of Stockport in the County of Chester, to Manchester in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing the Road from the School House in Didsbury to the Bridge in Wilmslow in the said County of Chester; and for erecting a Bridge over the River Mersey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Edinburgh, Publick Buildings, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting several Publick Buildings in the City of Edinburgh; and to empower the Trustees therein mentioned to purchase Lands for that Purpose; and also for widening and enlarging the Streets of the said City, and certain Avenues leading thereunto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Five Bills were severally read the First Time.

Charitable Corporation, Pet. rejected.

A Petition of the Charitable Corporation for Relief of industrious Poor, by assisting them with small Sums upon Pledges at legal Interest, was presented, and read; praying, "That Leave may be given to add a Clause to the Bill for regulating Pawnbrokers, now before their Lordships, to enable the Petitioners, by voluntary Subscription and Contribution amongst themselves, to raise so much Money as a General Court of the said Corporation shall find necessary, so as the whole does not exceed a certain Sum, to be fixed by the Wisdom of Parliament."

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Portsea Chapel, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Chapel on the Common, in the Parish of Portsea, in the County of Southampton; and for vesting Power in certain Trustees for the Regulation thereof," 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."

Redstone Ferry, Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Redstone Ferry, in the County of Worcester, to The Hundred House, and from thence to Monks Bridge, in the Road to the Town of Tenbury; and from the said Hundred House to the said Town of Tenbury, in the said County," 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."

Salford to Warrington, Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Place in the Town of Salford to the Towns of Warrington and Bolton, and through Wardley Lane to the Town of Wigan, and to the Stocks in the Township of Duxbury, and to a Place called The Broad Oak in Worseley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," 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."

Latchmore, to take the Name of Frye, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling John Latchmore and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Frye," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be engrossed.

Hackney Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnal Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Clarke against E. of Home, et é contra.

A Petition of the Earl of Home, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, in which Jacobina Clarke is Appellant, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard Mr. Lockhart, One of the Petitioner's Counsel, was taken ill this Morning; that the Hearing of the said Cause, which stands for To-morrow, may be put off to Friday next."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Friday next; and that the Cause which stands for that Day be put off to the Wednesday following; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Nether Knutsford and other Roads in Cheshire and Lancashire, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Henshall's Smithy, upon Cranage Green, through the Town of Nether Knutsford, and by the South Guide Post in Mere and Bucklow Hill, to the Town of Altrincham, in the County Palatine of Chester; and from the said Guide Post to Warrington, in the County of Lancaster; and from Bucklow Hill aforesaid to Penny's Lane near Northwich, in the said County of Chester."

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. Waple:

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

Rodatz, Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Christian Maurice Rodatz."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messengers:

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

British White Herring Fishery, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery; and for regulating the said Fishery according to the Calendar now in Use; 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Constables Expenses, securing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing to Constables and others the Expenses of conveying Offenders to Gaol; and for allowing the Charges of poor Persons bound to give Evidence against Felons."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Jews Naturalization, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, To-morrow.

Liverpoole to Prescot, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Liverpoole to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for repairing the Road from Prescot, through Whiston, Rainhill, Bold, and Sankey, to the Town of Warrington; and also the Road from Saint Helen to Ashton, in the said County Palatine."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Berkeley.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Poulet.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Bath.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. St. Davids.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Hay.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.

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

Clarke, Leave for a Bill, to sell the Advowson of Long Ditton:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Doctor Joseph Clarke; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Advowson of Long Ditton, in the County of Surry, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Rawstorn, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Rawstorn Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of William Rawstorn Esquire, at Basseldon, in the County of Berks, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Will."

Ramsay Irvine against Irvine & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Ramsay Irvine of Saphock is Appellant, and Alexander Irvine and others are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Craik & al. against Craik; Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Jean Craik and John Stewart of Castlestewart her Husband, William, James, Alexander, and John Stewarts, her Sons; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 3d of January 1753; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 20th of the same Month, whereby they adhered to the said Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 31st of January 1753; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem proper; and that Grizell Craik may be required to put in her Answer to the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Grizell Craik may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and is hereby required to put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 8th Day of May next; and that Service of this Order upon her known Agent and Attorney before the Court of Session in Scotland be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 11o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Chadwick's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Evelyn Chadwicke Esquire and his Wife, and their Issue, to make Building Leases of Part of his settled Estate, in the Parishes of Saint James Westminster and Saint Martin in the Fields," 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 to the Bill to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Liverpoole to Prescot, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Liverpoole to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for repairing the Road from Prescot, through Whiston, Rainhill, Bold, and Sankey, to the Town of Warrington; and also the Road from Saint Helen to Ashton, in the said County Palatine," 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."

Tadcaster Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tadcaster, through Newton, Collingham, Harewood, Arthington, and Pool, to Otley, in the West Riaing of 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."

British White Hearing Fishery, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery; and for regulating the said Fishery according to the Calendar now in Use; 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. that the Lords have agreed to it.

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

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

Lowe's Pet. for a Bill of Divorce; Report from Committee, and Leave given for a Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider the Petition of Samuel Lowe Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for dissolving his Marriage with Elizabeth Rogers; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned: "That the Committee have met, and considered the Matter to them referred; and are of Opinion, that Leave should be given to exhibit a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

And Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly.

Redstone Ferry, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Redstone Ferry in the County of Worcester, to The Hundred House, and from thence to Monks Bridge, in the Road to the Town of Tenbury, and from the said Hundred House to the said Town of Tenbury, in the said County."

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.

Message from thence, to return the Quarantine Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Barrington and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Portsea Chapel, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Chapel on the Common, in the Parish of Portsea, in the County of Southampton; and for vesting Power in certain Trustees for the Regulation thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Salford to Warrington, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Place in the Town of Salford to the Towns of Warrington and Bolton, and through Wardley Lane to the Town of Wigan, and to the Stocks in the Township of Duxbury, and to a Place called The Broad Oak, in Worseley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Dover to Barham Down, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Dover to Barham Down, in the County of Kent."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Peterborow.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Berkeley.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Home.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Halifax.
E. Effingham.
E. Orford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Hertford.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. St. Davids.
Ld. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Anson.
L. Feversham.
L. Vere.

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

Latchmore to take the Name of Frye, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling John Latchmore and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Frye."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Buxton and other Roads, Derbyshire, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts of Parliament, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Third and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sherbrooke Hill, near Buxton and Chappel in the Frith in the County of Derby, through the Town of Stockport in the County of Chester, to Manchester in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing the Road from the School-house in Didsbury to the Bridge in Wilmslow, in the said County of Chester; and for erecting a Bridge over the River Mersey."

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

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

Hackney Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnal Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex."

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

Edinburgh Publick Buildings, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting several Publick Buildings in the City of Edinburgh; and to empower the Trustees therein mentioned to purchase Lands for that Purpose; and also for widening and enlarging the Streets of the said City, and certain Avenues leading thereunto."

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.

Craigie, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Craigie of Dunbarnie Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Craigic of Dunbarnie Esquire to sell Lands in the County of Perth, and lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands contiguous to other Lands of the said John Craigie, in the County of Fife; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Justices Clerks, Fees to settle, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the settling and ascertaining the Fees to be taken by Clerks to Justices of the Peace."

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

Clarke's Bill, for Sale of the Advowson of Long Ditton.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Advowson of Long Ditton, in the County of Surry, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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 Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Rawstorn's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of William Rawstorn Esquire, at Basseldon, in the County of Berks, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Will."

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.

Hunt Grubbe, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Hunt Grubbe Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower William Hunt Grubbe Esquire to make Leases of certain Estates, in the County of Wilts; and for vesting the Monies arising by Fines to be received for such Leases in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

His Majesty's Consent to Eastlech Martin Enclosure Bill, signified.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging, dividing, enclosing, and reducing into Severalty, the Lands and Grounds lying and being in the Manor and Parish of Eastlech Martin, otherwise Botherup, in the County of Gloucester; and for making a Recompense and Compensation to the Rector, in Lieu of his Tithes and Glebe Lands," was pleased to consent (so far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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.

Enfield to Hertford, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and giving further Powers to the Trustees for putting in Execution Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from the Parish of Endfield, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Hertford, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hemel Hempsted, &c. small Debts, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more speedy and easy Recovery of small Debts, within the Town and Parish of Hemel Hamsted, otherwise called Hemel Hempsted, and several other Towns and Parishes, within the Hundred of Dacorum, in the County of Hertford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Christ Church, Middlesex, Workhouse, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Christ Church, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase, hire, or erect, a Workhouse, for the employing and maintaining the Poor of the said Parish; and for the more effectual Support and Employment of the Poor therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Constables Expenses, securing, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing to Constables and others the Expenses of conveying Offenders to Gaol; and for allowing the Charges of poor Persons bound to give Evidence against Felons," was committed, the Amendments made by them to the said Bill.

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House; and are as follow:

"Pr. I, L. 14. Leave out from ["And whereas"] to ["the"], in the 21st Line of the same Press; and instead thereof insert ["the Taxing"].

"L. 21. After ["where"], leave out ["He"]; and instead thereof insert ["such Offender"].

"L. 23. After ["it is"], insert ["also"].

"L. 38. After ["Person"], leave out ["is conveyed"]; and insert ["not having Goods or Money, within the County where he is taken, sufficient to bear the Charges of himself and of those who convey him is committed"].

"Pr. 2. L. 17. After ["June"], insert ["so much of"].

"L. 19. After ["First"], insert ["as relates to taxing the Parish where Offenders are taken, for defray ing the Charge of conveying Offenders to Gaol"]."

Jews Naturalization Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Bill, To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 12o die Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Headlam's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles, for the Sale of the Manor, or reputed Manor, and divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, at Kexby, in the County of York, late the Estate of Charles Headlam Esquire, deceased; and for vesting the undivided Third Part of Share of Ann Headlam Spinster, an Infant, of and in the said Manor and Premises, in Trustees, in Trust to convey the same, pursuant to the said Articles; 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, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Buxton and other Roads, in Derbyshire, &c. Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts of Parliament, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Third and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sherbrooke Hill near Buxton and Chappel in the Frith in the County of Derby, through the Town of Stockport in the County of Chester, to Manchester in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing the Road from the School-house in Didsbury to the Bridge in Wilmslow, in the said County of Chester; and for erecting a Bridge over the River Mersey," 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."

Constables Expenses, securing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing to Constables and others the Expenses of conveying Offenders to Gaol; and for allowing the Charges of poor Persons, bound to give Evidence against Felons."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Chadwick's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Evelyn Chadwicke Esquire and his Wife, and their Issue, to make Building Leases of Part of his settled Estate, in the Parishes of Saint James Westminster and Saint Martin in the Fields."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Tadcaster Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tadcaster, through Newton, Collingham, Harewood, Arthington, and Pool, to Otley, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Liverpoole, to Prescot. Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Liverpoole to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for repairing the Road from Prescot, through Whiston, Rainhill, Bold, and Sankey, to the Town of Warrington; and also the Road from Saint Helen to Ashton, in the said County Palatine."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Hunt Grubbe's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower William Hunt Grubbe Esquire to make Leases of certain Estates, in the County of Wilts; and for vesting the Monies arising by Fines to be received for such Leases in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Beaufort.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkstone.
Ld. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the 3d Day after the Recess at Easter, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Craigie's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Craigie of Dunbarnie Esquire to sell Lands, in the County of Perth; and lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands contiguous to other Lands of the said John Craigie in the County of Fife; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Endfield, to Hertford Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and giving further Powers to the Trustees for putting in Execution Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from the Parish of Endfield, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Hertford, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Christ Church, Middlesex, Work house, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Christ Church, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase, hire, or erect, a Work-house, for the employing and maintaining of the Poor of the said Parish; and for the more effectual Support and Employment of the Poor therein."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Lowe's Divoice, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick, pursuant to an Order of Yesterday, presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Samuel Low Esquire with Elizabeth Rogers, his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time upon Thursday the Third Day of May next; and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the said Samuel Low may be heard, by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Elizabeth Rogers may have a Copy of the said Bill; and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard, by her Counsel, what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at that Time.

Harnham Bridge, and Salisbury to Ealing, Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Lobcomb Corner, in the Parish of Winterslow, to Harnham Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and from the West Corner of St. Anne's Street, in the City of New Sarum, to the Parishes of Landford and Brook, and from thence to Ealing; and from Landford aforesaid, through Ower and Testwood, to Ealing aforesaid, in the County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Burford, to Dancy's Fancy, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Hand and Post in Upton Field, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford, through the several Parishes within mentioned, to a Place in the Parish of Preston, in the County of Gloucester, called Dancy's Fancy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brough, to Emont Bridge, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Brough under Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland, by the End of Appleby Bridge, to Emont Bridge, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Jews Naturalization, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Sir C. Wich's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition of several Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, belonging to Sir Cyril Wich Baronet, Elizabeth Wilson, and Mary Turton, respectively, and a Settlement made thereof, for the Benefit of the several Parties entitled to the several undivided Shares thereof before such Partition," 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, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Hinton Commons, to enclose, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common, Open, and Arable Fields, Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Hamlet of Hinton, in the Parish of Woodford cum membris, in the County of Northampton," 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, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Endfield, to Hertford, Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and giving further Powers to the Trustees for putting in Execution Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from the Parish of Endfield, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Hertford, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned," 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."

Headlam's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles, for the Sale of the Manor, or reputed Manor, and divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, at Kexby, in the County of York, late the Estate of Charles Headlam Esquire, deceased; and for vesting the undivided Third Part or Share of Ann Headlam Spinster, an Infant, of and in the said Manor and Premises, in Trustees, in Trust, to convey the same pursuant to the said Articles; 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. Montague and Mr. Waple:

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

Buxton and other Roads, Derbyshire, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts of Parliament, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Third and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sherbrooke Hill near Buxton and Chappel in the Frith in the County of Derby, through the Town of Stockport in the County of Chester, to Manchester in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing the Road from the School-house in Didsbury to the Bridge in Wilmslow, in the said County of Chester; and for erecting a Bridge over the River Mersey."

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.

Jews Naturalization, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House the Amendments made by them to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament."

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

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

Clarke against E. Home & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of Jacobina Clarke, to which William Earl of Home and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned to Monday next; and that the Counsel be called in precisely at One o'Clock.

St. George's, Hanover Square, Poor, Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, and hearing Counsel for and against the same, which is appointed for Monday next, be put off till Wednesday:

Causes removed.

And that the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Mary Drummond Respondent, which stands for that Day, be put off till the First Day for Causes after the Recess at Easter; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Levant Trade, regulating, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into The Levant Seas;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Brough, to Emont Bridge, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Brough under Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland, by the End of Appleby Bridge, to Emont Bridge, in the said County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rothes.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Orford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
Ld. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
Ld. Willoughby P.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

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

Burford, to Dancy's Fancy, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Hand and Post in Upton Field, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford, through the several Parishes within mentioned, to a Place in the Parish of Preston, in the County of Gloucester, called Dancy's Fancy."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Harnham Bridge, and Salisbury, to Ealing, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Lobcomb Corner, in the Parish of Winterslow, to Harnham Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and from the West Corner of St. Anne's Street, in the City of New Sarum, to the Parishes of Landford and Brook, and from thence to Ealing; and from Landford aforesaid, through Ower and Testwood, to Ealing aforesaid, in the County of Southampton."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Ordered, That John Saxon, Richard Chadd, John Feary, and Benjamin Berwick, do attend this House, on Wednesday next, to be examined, as Witnesses, upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Parish of St. George, Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster; and for cleansing the Streets, and repairing the Highways, within the said Parish."

Ordered, That John Philips, Thomas Dobyns, Nathaniel Price, John Smallwell, William Shropshire, William Timbrell, and John Barlow, do attend this House, on Wednesday next, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, in order to be examined, as Witnesses, in relation thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Harnham Bridge and Salisbury, to Ealing, Road, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Folkestone reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Lobcomb Corner, in the Parish of Winterslow, to Harnham Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and from the West Corner of Saint Anne's Street, in the City of New Sarum, to the Parishes of Landford and Brook, and from thence to Ealing; and from Landford aforesaid, through Ower and Testwood, to Ealing aforesaid, in the County of Southampton," 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."

Dover, to Barham Down, Road, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Folkestone also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Dover to Barham Down, in the County of Kent," 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."

Hackney Road, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Folkestone likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnal Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex," 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."

Brough, to Emont Bridge, Road, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Folkestone also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Brough under Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland, by the End of Appleby Bridge, to Emont Bridge, in the said County," 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."

Burford, to Dancy's Fancy, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Folkestone likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Hand and Post in Upton Field, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford, through the several Parishes within mentioned, to a Place in the Parish of Preston, in the County of Gloucester, called Dancy's Fancy," 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."

Sir C. Wich's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition of several Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, belonging to Sir Cyril Wich Baronet, Elizabeth Wilson, and Mary Turton, respectively, and a Settlement made thereof for the Benefit of the several Parties entitled to the several undivided Shares thereof before such Partition."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Jews Naturalization, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Hinton Commons, to enclose, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common, Open, and Arable Fields, Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Hamlet of Hinton, in the Parish of Woodford cum membris, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Endfield, to Hertford, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and giving further Powers to the Trustees for putting in Execution Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from the Parish of Endfield, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Hertford, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

St. George's Hanover Square, Poor, Bill: Counsel to be heard.

Ordered, That no more than One Counsel of a Side be heard, upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster; and for cleansing the Streets, and repairing the Highways, within the said Parish."

Clarke against E. Home; & è contra.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, on the Original and Amended Appeal of Jacobina Clarke; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of November 1746, and 27th of January 1747; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 11th of February 1747; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, or varied:" As likewise upon the Cross Appeal of William Earl of Home; complaining of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 3d of June 1741; and of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 11th of November 1742; and likewise of the Three First-mentioned Interlocutors; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors, of the 3d of June 1741, and 11th of November 1742, might be reversed, or varied; and that the Three Interlocutors complained of by the said Appeal of Jacobina Clarke might be affirmed, except in so far as they sustain Action competent to her in virtue of the Titles produced:" As also upon the Answer of the said Earl, and the Answer of Robert Turnbull and others, Tenants on the said Earl's Estate, put in to the said original and amended Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Interlocutors complained of by the Original and Amended Appeal of the said Jacobina Clarke be, and the same are hereby, affirmed, except as to such Part of the Lands of Long Birgham as were allotted and disponed to Alexander Earl of Home, by the Contract and Disposition between the said Earl Alexander and Gibson of Durie, dated the 27th Day of January 1716; and that, as to such Part of the said Lands, the said Interlocutors be reversed, and the Defence of Prescription repelled: And it is hereby Declared, That the Apprising in Question is a subsisting Diligence, as to that Part of the said Lands of Long Birgham: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Mails and Duties of that Part of the said Lands be subject thereto, and that the same be applied accordingly; and that the Accompt to be taken of the Annual Rent or Interest of the Principal Sum of Four Thousand Merks, claimed by the Appellant, be not carried further back than, but restricted to commence from, the Time of the First Citation in this Cause: And as to the several Interlocutors complained of in the said Cross Appeal, it is hereby further Ordered and Adjudged, That the same, so far as they are not hereby varied, be affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Lords of Session do give the proper Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

Harnham Bridge and Salisbury, to Ealing, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Lobcomb Corner, in the Parish of Winterslow, to Harnham Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and from the West Corner of Saint Anne's Street, in the City of New Sarum, to the Parishes of Landford and Brook, and from thence to Ealing; and from Landford aforesaid, through Ower and Testwood, to Ealing aforesaid, in the County of Southampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dover, to Barham Down; Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Dover to Barham Down, in the County of Kent."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hackney Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnal Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Brough, in Westmorland, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Brough under Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland, by the End of Appleby Bridge, to Emont Bridge, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Burford Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Hand and Post in Upton Field, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford, through the several Parishes within mentioned, to a Place in the Parish of Preston, in the County of Gloucester, called Dancy's Fancy."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Tyers against Walton.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Jonathan Tyers is Appellant, and Philip Walton Clerk Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 17o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

E. of Plimouth takes his Seat.

This Day Other Lewis Earl of Plimouth sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Other Lewis Earl of Plimouth; having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Knightley, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Valentine Knightley Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, Part of the settled Estate of Valentine Knightley Esquire, in the County of Northampton, in the said Valentine Knightley and his Heirs; and for settling other Estates in the same County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

Message from H. C. to return Inge's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Theodore William Inge Esquire to make Building Leases of Part of his settled Estate, situate in or near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Highgate and Hampstead Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Banbury to Edge Hill, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to widen and repair the Road from the Guide Post near the End of Drayton Lane, near Banbury, in the County of Oxford, to the House called The Sun Rising, at the Top of Edge Hill, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hexham Commons to enclose, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Wastes and Commons, in the Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

Mrs. Harrison's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Mary Sybelle Harrison;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same; without any Amendment.

Jekyll's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Twelfth Part of Ann Jekyll, an Infant, in the Real Estate of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, deceased, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the Purchasers thereof under a Decree of the Court of Chancery:" [ (fn. 2) 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, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Edinburgh publick Buildings, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting several Publick Buildings in the City of Edinburgh; and to empower the Trustees therein mentioned to purchase Lands for that Purpose; and also for widening and enlarging the Streets of the said City, and certain Avenues leading thereunto," 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."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being 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; the Clerk of the Crown, at the Table, read the Titles of the Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follows;

Bills passed.

"1. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery; and for regulating the said Fishery according to the Calendar now in Use; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"2. An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man."

"3. An Act for opening the Port of Exeter, for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland."

"4. An Act for permitting the Exportation of Wool and Woollen or Bay Yarn, from any Port in Ireland, to any Port in Great Britain."

"5. An Act for enlarging the Time, and continuing the Duties, granted by several Acts of Parliament, for Repairs of the Piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in the County of York; and for making the said Acts more effectual."

"6. An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Dysart and Liberties thereof, and all Places adjacent, lying within Three Hundred Yards of the Boundaries of the said Liberties, for the repairing, improving, and preserving, the Harbour of the said Town."

"7. An Act for building a new Church, within the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

"8. An Act for building a Chapel on the Common, in the Parish of Portsea, in the County of Southampton; and for vesting Power in certain Trustees, for the Regulation thereof."

"9. An Act for enlarging the Church-yard of the Parish of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex."

"10. An Act for raising a Sum of Money, by a County Rate, for purchasing a proper Prison for Debtors in the County of Devon."

"11. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Borough of Boston and Skirbeck Quarter, and the Parishes of Boston and Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln."

"12. An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby de la Zouch, in the said County."

"13. An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Heron Syke, which divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland, to the Town of Kirkby in Kendall, and from the said Town of Kirkby in Kendall, through the Town of Shapp to Emont Bridge, in the said County of Westmorland."

"14. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of the Town of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, through the said Town, to the South End of the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby."

"15. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Place called Basing Stone, near the Town of Bagshot, in the Parish of Windlesham, in the County of Surry, through Frimley and Farnham, in the same County; and from thence, through Bentley, Hollyborn, Alton, Chawton, Ropley, Bishops Sutton, New Alresford, and Mattingley otherwise Matterley Lane, to the City of Winchester, in the County of Southampton."

"16. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Halfway-house, in the Parish of Lower Compton, in the County of Dorset, through the Towns of Yeovil, Crewkerne, and Chard, to the East End of the Town of Axminster, in the County of Devon, and several other Roads round the said Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset."

"17. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of White Sheet Hill, in the Parish of Donhead Saint Andrew, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Shaftesbury, Milborne Port, and Sherborne, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, to The Halfway-house, in the Parish of Nether otherwise Lower Compton, in the said County of Dorset, and several other Roads near the Towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne aforesaid."

"18. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Flimwell Vent, in the Parish of Ticehurst, in the County of Sussex, to the Town and Port of Hastings, in the said County."

"19. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick, respectively."

"20. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road leading from Ealand to the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York."

"21. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham, in the County of Durham, to Tyne Bridge, in the said County."

"22. An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea Port Town of Workington, in the said County."

"23. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Henshall's Smithy, upon Cranage Green, through the Town of Nether Knutsford, and by the South Guide Post in Mere and Bucklow Hill, to the Town of Altrincham, in the County Palatine of Chester, and from the said Guide Post to Warrington, in the County of Lancaster, and from Bucklow Hill aforesaid to Penny's Lane, near Northwich, in the said County of Chester."

"24. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Redstone Ferry, in the County of Worcester, to The Hundred House, and from thence to Monks Bridge, in the Road to the Town of Tenbury; and from the said Hundred House to the said Town of Tenbury, in the said County."

"25. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Place in the Town of Salford, to the Towns of Warrington and Bolton, and through Wardley Lane to the Town of Wigan, and to the Stocks in the Township of Duxbury, and to a Place called The Broad Oak in Worseley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

"26. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tadcaster, through Newton, Collingham, Harewood, Arthington, and Pool, to Otley, in the West Riding of the County of York."

"27. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Liverpoole to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for repairing the Road from Prescot, through Whiston, Rainhill, Bold, and Sankey, to the Town of Warrington, and also the Road from Saint Helen to Ashton, in the said County Palatine."

"28. An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts of Parliament, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Third and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sherbrooke Hill near Buxton and Chapel in the Frith in the County of Derby, through the Town of Stockpont, in the County of Chester, to Manchester in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing the Road from the School-house in Didsbury to the Bridge in Wilmslow, in the said County of Chester; and for erecting a Bridge over the River Mersey."

"29. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Lobcomb Corner, in the Parish of Winterslow, to Harnham Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and from the West Corner of Saint Anne's Street, in the City of New Sarum, to the Parishes of Landford and Brook, and from thence to Ealing; and from Landford aforesaid, through Ower and Testwood, to Ealing aforesaid, in the County of Southampton."

"30. An Act for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Dover to Barham Down, in the County of Kent."

"31. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnal Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex."

"32. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Brough under Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland, by the End of Appleby Bridge, to Emont Bridge, in the said County."

"33. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Hand and Post in Upton Field, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford, through the several Parishes within mentioned, to a Place in the Parish of Preston, in the County of Gloucester, called Dancy's Fancy."

"34. An Act for continuing and giving further Powers to the Trustees for putting in Execution Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from the Parish of Endfield, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Hertford, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"35. An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of Henry late Earl of Shelburne in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

"36. An Act for settling a Yearly Rent on the Rector of Pusey, in the County of Berks, and his Successors, in Lieu of his Tithes and Part of his Glebe; and vesting the said Tithes and Glebe in John Allen Pusey Esquire and his Heirs."

"37. An Act for Sale of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Gloucester, devised by the Will of Alice Gilbert Spinster, for raising Money, to discharge several Debts and Legacies; and for laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the Uses of her Will."

"38. An Act for Sale of an undivided Share of Tithes, in the Isle of Wight, settled on John Foyle Small, Mary Small his Wife, and John Small their Son, an Infant; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of an Estate in the County of Gloucester, to be settled to the same Uses."

"39. An Act to enable Theodore William Inge Esquire to make Building Leases of Part of his settled Estate, situate in or near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick."

"40. An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing Canswick alias Watlass Moor, in the County of York."

"41. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and reducing into Severalty, the Lands in the Common Fields, Common Grounds, Pasture or Feeding Grounds, and all other the Lands lying Open, in the Parishes of Quennington, in the County of Gloucester."

"42. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common, Open, and Arable Fields, Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Hamlet of Hinton, in the Parish of Woodford cum membris, in the County of Northampton."

"43. An Act to naturalize John James Scbweighauser, David Girard, Christian Van Hohendorss, John Lewis André, and Andrew Sellon."

"44. An Act for naturalizing of John David Barbutt and Fortunatus Planta."

"45. An Act to naturalize Mary Sybelle Harrison."

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Chichester Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for enlightening the Streets, Passages, and open Places, within the City of Chichester and several Places adjoining thereto, and the Close within the said City;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Corn Bounty, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing Interest upon certain Debentures for the Bounty granted on the Exportation of Corn;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time upon the First Thursday after the Recess at Easter; and the Lords to be summoned.

Tobacco fraudulent Removal, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing the fraudulent Removal of Tobacco by Land or Water; and for the Ease of the fair Trader in Tobacco; and for ascertaining the Rates payable for the Portage of certain Letters; and for amending and explaining the Laws relating to the Sale of Spirituous Liquors by Retail;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exeter Road Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Livingstoun to Glasgow, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled' "An Act for repairing the Roads from Livingstoun, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton to the Town of Strathaven;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

St. George Hanover Square, Poor Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Clarges Baronet, Isaac Hancock, William Nicholson, and Simon Parry, do attend this House, To-morrow, to be examined, as Witnesses, upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster; and for cleansing the Streets and repairing the Highways within the said Parish."

Berwick Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Road at Buckton Burn, in the County of Durham, through Berwick upon Tweed, to Lammerton Hill; and also several other Roads therein mentioned, lying in the said County, and within the Liberties of the said Town of Berwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House the Amendments made by them to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages."

And the same were read by the Clerk.

Clandestine Marriages to prevent, Bill.

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were, with Amendments to several of them, agreed to by the House; and other Amendments were made, by the House, to the Bill.

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

Ordered, That a sufficient Number of Copies of the said Bill, as amended upon the Report, be printed for the Use of the Lords.

Lords of Session to prepare a Bill against Clandestine Marriages in Scotland.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords of Session in Scotland do prepare a Bill, for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Marriages in that Part of the United Kingdom; and lay the same before this House in the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament.

Ordered, That the Lord Chancellor do transmit the said Order to the Lord President of the Session in Scotland, to be by him communicated to the Lords of Session there.

Mr. Pitt and the Rector of Stratfield-Sea Exchange, Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement between George Pitt Esquire, and the Rector of the Church of Stratfield Sea, in the County of Southampton, for Exchange of Lands in the said Parish; and to enable the said George Pitt to take down the present and erect a new Parish Church there; and for making Roads to the said Church:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

And the same being read accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. St. Albans.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Ancaster.
D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Berkeley.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Rothes.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Bath.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
Vis. Falmouth.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

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

Leathley Common to enclose, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement, for enclosing and dividing certain Common and Waste Ground, in the Manor of Leathley, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Justices Clerks Fees, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the settling and ascertaining the Fees to be taken by Clerks to Justices of the Peace:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Thursday next.

Mr. Croft and Prebendary of Stillington, Exchange, Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange, agreed upon between the Prebendary of the Prebend of Stillington and Stephen Crost Esquire, of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of York:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

And the same being read accordingly:

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 18o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Craik & al. against Craik.

The Answer of Grisel Craik, to the Cross Appeal of Jean Craik, was brought in.

Eastlech Martin Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging, dividing, enclosing, and reducing into Severalty, the Lands, Common Grounds, Pastures, Feeding Grounds, and other the Lands and Grounds, lying and being in the Manor and Parish of Eastlech Martin, otherwise Botherup, in the County of Gloucester; and for making a Recompense and Compensation to the Rector, in Lieu of his Tithes and Glebe Lands," 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 to the Bill; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Christ Church Workhouse, Bill:

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Christ Church, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase, hire, or erect, a Work-house, for employing and maintaining the Poor of the said Parish; and for the more effectual Support and Employment of the Poor therein," 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."

Banbury to Edge Hill Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to widen and repair the Road from the Guide Post near the End of Drayton Lane, near Banbury, in the County of Oxford, to the House called The Sun Rising, at the Top of Edge Hill, in the County of Warwick."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Beaufort.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.

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

Chichester Poor, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for enlightening the Streets, Passages, and open Places, within the City of Chichester and several Places adjoining thereto, and the Close within the said City."

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.

Edinburgh publick Buildings, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting several publick Buildings in the City of Edinburgh; and to empower the Trustees therein mentioned, to purchase Lands for that Purpose; and also for widening and enlarging the Streets of the said City, and certain Avenues leading thereunto."

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. Holford:

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

Jekyll's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Twelfth Part of Ann Jekyll, an Infant, in the Real Estate of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, deceased, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the Purchasers thereof under a Decree of the 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 the former Messengers:

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

Exeter Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter."

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

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

Craik & al. against Craik.

Ordered, That the Cause on the Cross Appeal of Jean Craik and others, to which Grisel Craik is Respondent, be heard with the Original Appeal of the said Grisel Craik.

Meynell, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Godfrey Meynell Esquire and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Will of Littleton Pointz Meynell Esquire, deceased; and for making Provision for Godfrey Meynell Esquire, his Eldest Son and Heir, and Judith Meynell his Daughter; and for enabling Hugo Meynell Esquire, his Second Son and Devisee, to make a Jointure during his Minority; and for vesting Part of the Estates of the said Littleton Pointz Meynell in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Residue thereof to the Uses therein mentioned."

Knigh ley's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, Part of the settled Estate of Valentine Knightley Esquire, in the County of Northampton, in the said Valentine Knightley and his Heirs; and for settling other Estates in the same County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

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 Thursday the Third Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Livingstoun to Glasgow, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from Livingstoun by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton to the Town of Strathaven."

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

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

Shipwrecked Goods, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enforcing the Laws against Persons who shall steal or detain shipwrecked Goods, and for the Relief of Persons suffering Losses thereby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Felton Common to enclose, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common called Felton Common, in the Parish of Felton, in the County of Northumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Halifax and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kighley to Wakefield and Halifax, and from Dudley Hill to Killinghall, and the South West Corner of Harrogate Enclosures; and more effectually to repair the Roads from Leeds to Halifax, and Bowling Lane, and Little Horton Lane; and for building a Bridge over the River Wharf, at Poole, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pawnbrokers, regulating, Bill, rejected.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating Pawnbrokers and Brokers, within the Bills of Mortality, and the Parish of Saint Mary le bone, in the County of Middlesex; and for more effectually preventing the receiving of stolen Goods."

Proposed, "To commit the Bill."

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed."

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Tobacco, fraudulent Removal, &c. Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing the fraudulent Removal of Tobacco by Land or Water; and for the Ease of the fair Trader in Tobacco; and for ascertaining the Rates payable for the Portage of certain Letters; and for amending and explaining the Laws relating to the Sale of Spirituous Liquors by Retail."

Levant Trade, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into The Levant Seas."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, on Tuesday the 8th Day of May next.

Berwick Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Road at Buckton Burn, in the County of Durham, through Berwick upon Tweed, to Lammerton Hill, and also several other Roads therein mentioned, lying in the said County, and within the Liberties of the said Town of Berwick."

Highgate and Hampstead Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the County of Middlesex."

Hexham Common to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Wastes and Commons, in the Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland."

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 First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

E. Morton and E. Lauderdale not further to pursue a Difference between them.

The House was informed, "That Words had passed between the Earl of Morton and the Earl of Lauderdale, which carried the Appearance of a Quarrel, and might be attended with ill Consequences."

And Notice being taken, "That the Earl of Lauderdale was not in the House:"

Ordered, That the said Earl do attend this House, in his Place, immediately; and that the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod do acquaint him with this Order.

And the Earl of Morton, being required by the House, promised not to withdraw.

The Earl of Landerdale, being come into the House, was acquainted by the Lord on the Woolsack with the Information which had been given to the House; and that it was expected, their Lordships should both give their Word of Honour to the House, not to pursue this Difference any further."

And thereupon both the said Lords, in their Places, severally declared, upon their Honour, "That they would not pursue any further Resentment upon any Difference that had passed between them."

St. George Hanover Square Poor, &c. Bill.

This Day being appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster; and for cleansing the Streets, and repairing the Highways, within the said Parish;" and for hearing Counsel, on the Petition of several of the Parishioners of the said Parish against the same; as also Counsel for the Bill:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Mr. Evans was heard, for the Petitioners against the Bill.

Mr. Forrester was heard, on Behalf of the Bill.

And Mr. Evans having been heard shortly in Reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees beforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on the First Day of the Meeting after the Recess.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breddalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Manning's Bill:

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the undivided Moieties of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Suffolk, the settled Estate of Mathew Manning Doctor in Physick, for raising Money, to discharge a Mortgage Debt affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus thereof in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses 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, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Chichester Poor, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for enlightening the Sreets, Passages, and Open Places, within the City of Chichester and several Places adjoining thereto, and the Close within the said City," 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."

Exeter Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter," 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."

Banbury to Edge Hill Road, Bill.

The Earl of Guilford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to widen and repair the Road from the Guide Post near the End of Drayton Lane, near Banbury, in the County of Oxford, to the House called The Sun Rising, at the Top of Edge Hill, in the County of Warwick," 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."

Livingstoun to Glasgow Road, Bill.

The Earl of Guilford also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from Livingstoun, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton, to the Town of Strathaven," 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."

Berwick Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Road at Buckton Burn, in the County of Durham, through Berwick upon Tweed, to Lammerton Hill; and also the several other Roads therein mentioned, lying in the said County, and within the Liberties of the said Town of Berwick."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Christ Church Work House, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Christ Church, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase, hire, or erect, a Workhouse, for employing and maintaining the Poor of the said Parish; and for the more effectual Support and Employment of the Poor therein."

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. Edwards and Mr. Holford:

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

Scudamore's Bill.

Ordered, That the Meeting of the Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Frances Fitz Roy Scudamore, an Infant, to make Building Leases of her Estate, in Southwark, in the County of Surry;" which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the First Day of Meeting after the Recess.

Shipwrecked Goods, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enforcing the Laws against Persons who shall steal or detain shipwrecked Goods; and for the Relief of Persons suffering Losses thereby."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Felton Common to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common called Felton Common, in the Parish of Felton, in the County of Northumberland."

Middewich Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Spann Smithy, in the Township of Elton, through the Town of Middlewich, and by Spittle Hill, in Stanthorn, to Winsford Bridge, and from Spittle Hill to the Town of Northwich, in the County Palatine of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ashby de la Zouch to Tutbury Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Burdett and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Ashby de la Zouch, in the County of Leicester, through Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, and to the Cock in Tutbury, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were severally read the First Time.

Halifax and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kighley, to Wakefield and Halifax, and from Dudley Hill to Killinghall, and the South West Corner of Harrogate Enclosures; and more effectually to repair the Roads from Leeds to Halifax, and Bowling Lane, and Little Horton Lane; and for building a Bridge over the River Wharf, at Poole, [ (fn. 3) in the West Riding of] the County of York."

Hampstead and Highgate Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the County of Middlesex."

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 First Day of Meeting after the Recess, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Tobacco fraudulent Removal, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing the fraudulent Removal of Tobacco by Land or Water; and for the Ease of the fair Trader in Tobacco; and for ascertaining the Rates payable for the Portage of certain Letters; and for amending and explaining the Laws relating to the Sale of Spirituous Liquors by Retail."

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

Poe and Purefoy against Gore.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Poe of the City of Dublin Esquire, and Martha Purefoy, Widow and surviving Executrix of William Purefoy Esquire, deceased; complaining of an Order, or Decree, of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 16th of November last; and also of an Order, or Decree, of the said Court, of the 23d Day of February last, affirming the same; and praying, "That the said Decrees, or Orders, may be reversed; and that the Appellants may be otherwise relieved in the Premises as to this House shall seem meet; and that Booth Gore Esquire may be required to put in his Answer to the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Booth Gore may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the Twenty-fourth Day of May next; and that Service of this Order on his Agent, Clerk in Court, or Attorney in the said Court of Exchequer, may be deemed good Service.

Respondents peremptorily to answer Irvine's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Sir Alexander Ramsay, and Christian Keith, had not put in their Answers to the Appeal of Alexander Ramsay Irvine, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit, of Alexander Pierie Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily, in a Week.

Allen & al. Leave for a Bill to sell Fowler's Estates:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Allen Esquire and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by Sale of the Estates late of Hugh Fowler, of Robestone in the County of Pembroke, Esquire, deceased, to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for making a Partition of such Estates, or so much thereof as shall not be sold, for the Purposes aforesaid."

Meynell's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Will of Littleton Pointz Meynell Esquire, deceased; and for making Provision for Godfrey Meynell Esquire his Eldest Son and Heir, and Judith Meynell his Daughter; and for enabling Hugo Meynell Esquire, his Second Son and Devisee, to make a Jointure during his Minority; and for vesting Part of the Estates of the said Littleton Pointz Meynell in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Residue thereof to the Uses therein mentioned."

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 the Fourth Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Justices Clerks Face, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the settling and ascertaining the Fees to be taken by Clerks to Justices of the Peace."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Shepton Malet and Ilchester Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Towns of Shepton Malet and Ivelchester, in the County of Somerset; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Leathley Common Enclosure, Bill: King's Consent to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement, for enclosing and dividing certain Common and Waste Ground, in the Manor of Leathley, in the County of York, was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed thereupon as they shall think fit."

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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 the Fourth Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cause put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Mary Drummond Respondent, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the First Cause-day after the Recess; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, primum diem Maii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin Abans.
2 Defunt in Originali.
3 Origin. of the West Riding in; vide p. 101. a. 106. b. &c.