House of Lords Journal Volume 28
May 1753, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: May 1753, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 125-134. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114359 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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May 1753, 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Shipwrecked Goods, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Corn Bounty, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing Interest upon certain Debentures for the Bounty granted on the Exportation of Corn."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Window Lights, Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual levying of the Duties upon Windows, or Lights, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Silk Manufactures, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for securing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Velvets, Wrought Silks, and Silks mixed with other Materials, not manufactured in Great Britain."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Linen Manufactures, Highlands, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and improving the Manufactory of Linen in The Highlands of Scotland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wines from Out Ports to pay the London Duty, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Wines imported into any of the Out Ports of this Kingdom being afterwards brought into the Port of London, or Parts adjacent, without paying the London Duty."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stockton and Darlington Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and making more effectual, Two Acts of Parliament; the one passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Tees, in the County of Durham, to Darlington, and from thence, through Winstone, to Bernard Castle, in the said County; and the other, passed in the Twenty-second Year of His said Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said first mentioned Act, and for effectual amending of the said Road."

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 Six 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.

Northallerton to Thirsk Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Northallerton to the South Wall of the Church-yard of the Town of Thirsk; and from the South East End of the Street called Finkell Street, in Thirsk aforesaid, to and through the Town of Easingwold, in the County of York, to a Place called Burton Stone, near the City of York; and also the Road from Thirsk aforesaid to Topcliffe, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
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.

Orders of Justices of the Quorum, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Drake and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm certain Acts and Orders made by Justices of the Peace, being of the Quorum, notwithstanding any Defect in not expressing therein that such Justices of the Peace are of the Quorum;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mercer against His Majesty's Advocate.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Charles Mercer is Appellant, and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next; and that the Judges do then attend; and that the Cause which stands for Monday be put off till Wednesday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Queen's Ferry to Perth, Road, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from The North Queen's Ferry, through the Towns of Inverkeithing and Kinross, to the Town of Perth; and also the Road from the said Queen's Ferry to the Towns of Dumfermline, Torryburn, and Culross; and also the Road from the said Queen's Ferry, through Inverkeithing, to Bruntisland and Kirkaldie," 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."

S. S. Directors, to reduce the Number of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Number of Directors of the Corporation of the Governor and Company of Merchants of Great Britain trading to The South Seas and other Parts of America, and for encouraging the Fishery; and for regulating the Election of the Governors and Directors of the said Company."

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

Glasgow Roads, leading to, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

River Dee Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement, entered into between the Company of Proprietors of the Undertaking for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the River Dee and Sir John Glynne Baronet, Lord of the Manor of Hawarden, and several Freeholders and Occupiers of Land within the said Manor; and for explaining and amending Three several Acts of Parliament, of the Sixth, Fourteenth, and Seventeenth, Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the said River Dee."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 14o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Northallerton to Thirsk Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Northallerton, to the South Wall of the Church-yard of the Town of Thirsk; and from the South East End of the Street called Finkell Street, in Thirsk aforesaid, to and through the Town of Easingwold, in the County of York, to a Place called Burton Stone, near the City of York; and also the Road from Thirsk aforesaid to Topcliffe, in the North 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."

Meynell's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Allen and Mr. Burroughs:

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

Queen's Ferry to Perth Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from The North Queen's Ferry, through the Towns of Inverkeithing and Kinross, to the Town of Perth; and also the Road from the said Queen's Ferry to the Towns of Dumfermline, Torryburn, and Culross; and also the Road from the said Queen's Ferry, through Inverkeithing, to Bruntisland and Kirkaldie."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Northallerton to Thirsk Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Northallerton to the South Wall of the Church-yard of the Town of Thirsk; and from the South East End of the Street called Finkell Street, in Thirsk aforesaid, to and through the Town of Easingwold, in the County of York, to a Place called Burton Stone, near the City of York; and also the Road from Thirsk aforesaid to Topcliffe, in the North 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. 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.

Mallors to open a new Street from King Street, Westra'r, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Mallors to open a Street from the West Side of King Street, in the Parish of Saint Margaret, in the City of Westminster, to the Back Part of the Houses, Gardens, and Yards, on the West Side of Delahaye Street, in the same Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Publick Highways, Preservation, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual Execution of the Laws relating thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Mercer against His Majesty's Advocate:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Charles Mercer, Second Son of Sir Lawrence Mercer of Aldie, deceased; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st of July 1752, made on the Behalf of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, and such Relief given the Appellant as to this House in their great Wisdom should appear meet:" As also upon the Answer of William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's said Advocate, put in to the said Appeal; and reading the Judgement of this House, of the 21st of May 1751, in the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty, was Appellant, and John Gordon Esquire, Second Son of Sir James Gordon of Park, deceased, was Respondent, et è contra; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor affirmed.

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

S. S. Directors to reduce the Number of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Number of Directors of the Corporation of the Governor and Company of Merchants of Great Britain trading to The South Seas and other Parts of America, and for encouraging the Fishery; and for regulating the Election of the Governors and Directors of the said Company."

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."

Messages from H. C. to return Lady Ann Jekyll's Bill.

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

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

Message from H. C. to return shipwrecked Goods, Bill.

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

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Six Days Work on the Highways, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Six Days Work on the Highways; and for the better preventing Annoyances on the Highways;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Deeds, &c. by Papists, further Time for Enrolment of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Mallors' Bill for opening a new Street in Westminster; the King's Consent fignisied.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Mallors to open a Street, from the West Side of King Street, in the Parish of Saint Margaret, in the City of Westminster, to the back Part of the Houses, Gardens, and Yards, on the West Side of Delahaye Street, in the same Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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."

S. S. Directors to reduce the Number of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Number of Directors of the Corporation of the Governor and Company of Merchants of Great Britain trading to The South Seas and other Parts of America, and for encouraging the Fishery; and for regulating the Election of the Governors and Directors of the said Company."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 15o Maii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Orders of Justices of the Quorum, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm certain Acts and Orders made by Justices of the Peace, being of the Quorum, notwithstanding any Defect in not expressing therein that such Justices of the Peace are of the Quorum."

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

Mallors to open a new Street in Westminster, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Mallors to open a Street from the West Side of King Street, in the Parish of Saint Margaret, in the City of Westminster, to the Back Part of the Houses, Gardens, and Yards, on the West Side of Delahaye Street, in the same Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
M. Lothian.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cardigan.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
Ld. Dudley.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.
L. Vere.

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

Deeds by Papists, further Time for Enrolment of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday the 22d Day of this Instant.

Six Days Work on the Highways, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Six Days Work on the Highways; and for the better preventing Annoyances on the Highways."

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The 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, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Bill touching the Bounty granted on the Exportation of Corn, and to the Bill for encouraging the Manufactory of Linen in The Highlands of Scotland, delivered the said Bills to the Clerk; who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follows:

Bills passeds

"1. An Act for allowing Interest upon certain Debentures, for the Bounty granted on the Exportation of Corn."

"2. An Act for encouraging and improving the Manufactory of Linen in The Highlands of Scotland."

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

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

"3. An Act to prevent Wines imported into any of the Out Ports of this Kingdom being afterwards brought into the Port of London, or Parts adjacent, without paying the London Duty."

"4. An Act for the more effectual levying of the Duties upon Windows or Lights in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

"5. An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into The Levant Seas."

"6. An Act for encouraging the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for securing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Velvets, Wrought Silks, and Silks mixed with other Materials, not manufactured in Great Britain."

"7. 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."

"8. An Act for enforcing the Laws against Persons who shall steal or detain shipwrecked Goods; and for the Relief of Persons suffering Losses thereby."

"9. An Act for reducing the Number of Directors of the Corporation of the Governor and Company of Merchants of Great Britain trading to The South Seas and other Parts of America, and for encouraging the Fishery; and for regulating the Election of the Governors and Directors of the said Company."

"10. An Act for settling and ascertaining the Fees to be taken by Clerks to Justices of the Peace."

"11. An Act for confirming an Agreement, entered into between the Company of Proprietors of the Undertaking for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the River Dee and Sir John Glynne Baronet, Lord of the Manor of Hawarden, and several Freeholders and Occupiers of Land within the said Manor; and for explaining and amending Three several Acts of Parliament, of the Sixth, Fourteenth, and Seventeenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the said River Dee."

"12. 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."

"13. 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."

"14. 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."

"15. 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."

"16. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of East Greenwich, in the County of Kent; and for repairing the Highways and cleansing the Streets thereof."

"17. An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town and Parish of Preston Pans, in the Shire of East Lothian, otherwise Haddingtoun, for repairing the Harbour of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"18. An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gate House and Hampstead, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the County of Middlesex."

"19. 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."

"20. An Act for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter."

"21. 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."

"22. 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."

"23. 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 Harrowgate Enclosures; and more effectually to repair the Roads from Leeds to Hallifax, 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."

"24. 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 Stanthorne to Winsford Bridge, and from Spittle Hill to the Town of Northwich, in the County Palatine of Chester."

"25. 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 Inn in Tutbury in the said County."

"26. 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."

"27. An Act for continuing and making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road leading from Ipswich to Cleydon, in the County of Suffolk, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing the Road from Cleydon aforesaid to Coddenham Beacon in the said County."

"28. An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the Road from Keighley in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal in the County of Westmorland."

"29. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Stones End near Shoreditch Church to the Center of the Bridge in Old Street Road, and through Old Street, in the Parish of Saint Luke, Middlesex, to the West End of the said Street next the Pavement in Goswell Street."

"30. An Act for repairing the Road leading from Oundle in the County of Northampton to Alconbury cum Weston in the County of Huntingdon, from Barnwell in the said County of Northampton to Alconbury cum Weston aforesaid, and from The Mile Brook in Hamerton to Wood Lane End, next the Parish of Great Gidding, in the said County of Huntingdon."

"31. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Pipers Inn in the Parish of Ashcott, in the County of Somerset, to and through Glaston, otherwise Glastonbury, and Wells, to the Direction or White Post in the great Western Road to the City of Bath, and also from Wells to Rush Hill, leading to the City of Bristol."

"32. An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Dunchurch to the Bottom of Mereden Hill, in the County of Warwick; and for repairing the Road from the Bottom of Mereden Hill aforesaid to Stone Bridge, in the said County."

"33. An Act to explain and make more effectual an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Roads from Doncaster, through Ferrybridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross; and also from Ferrybridge to Weatherby, and from thence to Boroughbridge, in the County of York."

"34. An Act for explaining, amending, and making more effectual, Two Acts of Parliament; the one, passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Tees, in the County of Durham, to Darlington, and from thence through Winstone to Bernard Castle, in the said County," and the other, passed in the Twenty-second Year of His said Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said first mentioned Act; and for the effectual amending of the said Road."

"35. An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow."

"36. An Act for repairing the Road from the North Queen's Ferry, through the Towns of Inverkeithing and Kinross, to the Town of Perth; and also the Road from the said Queen's Ferry to the Towns of Dumfermline, Torryburn, and Culross; and also the Road from the said Queen's Ferry, through Inverkeithing, to Bruntisland and Kirkaldie."

"37. An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Northallerton to the South Wall of the Church-yard of the Town of Thirsk, and from the South-East End of the Street called Finkell Street in Thirsk aforesaid, to and through the Town of Easingwold in the County of York, to a Place called Burton Stone near the City of York; and also the Road from Thirsk aforesaid to Topcliffe in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"38. 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."

"39. An Act for vesting an undivided Fourth Part of Elizabeth Knight of and in divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, late the Estate of Robert Plompton Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"40. 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 Anne his Wife; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"41. 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."

"42. 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."

"43. 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."

"44. An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon, between the Prebendary of the Prebend of Stillington and Stephen Croft Esquire, of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of York."

"45. 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."

"46. 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."

"47. 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."

"48. An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Wastes and Commons, in the Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland."

"49. An Act for enabling John Latchmore and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Frye."

"50. An Act for naturalizing Christian Maurice Rodatz."

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

"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.

Registering the Number of People, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking and registering an annual Account of the total Number of People, and the total Number of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, and also of the total Number of Poor receiving Alms, from every Parish and Extraparochial Place in Great Britain," be read a Second Time upon this Day Sevennight; and that the Lords be summoned.

Tyers against Walton.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Jonathan Tyers is Appellant, and Philip Walton Clerk is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow be put off till Friday; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 16o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Temple.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Orders of Justices of the Quorum, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm certain Acts and Orders made by Justices of the Peace being of the Quorum, notwithstanding any Defect in not expressing therein that such Justices of the Peace are of the Quorum."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Aldersgate Church, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Bourchier Wrey and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Owners of Houses and Lands in the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, and the Inhabitants thereof, to repair the Church and Steeple belonging to the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

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

Tyers against Walton.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein Jonathan Tyers is Appellant, and Philip Walton Clerk is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 17o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

To regulate licensing Alehouses, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Manner of licensing Alehouses in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for the more easy convicting Persons selling Ale and other Liquors without License," be read a Second Time upon Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Mallors, to open a new Street in Westminster, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Mallors to open a Street from the West Side of King Street, in the Parish of Saint Margaret, in the City of Westminster, to the Back Part of the Houses, Gardens, and Yards, on the West Side of Delahaye Street, in the same Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they have 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."

Felton Common, 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 called Felton Common, in the Parish of Felton, in the County of Northumberland," 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."

Aldersgate Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Owners of Houses and Lands in the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, and the Inhabitants thereof, to repair the Church and Steeple belonging to the said Parish."

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

D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Sandwich.
E. Findlater.
E. Halifax.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
Vis. Leinster.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
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.

E. of Ashburnham's Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an Estate at Bretherton, in the County of Lancaster, pursuant to the Will of John late Earl of Ashburnham, deceased; and for the Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

And the same being read a Second Time accordingly:

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

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

Orders of Justices of the Quorum, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm certain Acts and Orders made by Justices of the Peace being of the Quorum, notwithstanding any Defect in not expressing therein that such Justices of the Peace are of the Quorum."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Burroughs:

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

Tyers against Walton.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Tuesday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Jonathan Tyers; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, of the 24th of February last, made in a Cause wherein Philip Walton Clerk was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; and that the Appellant might have such Relief as to this House in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said Philip Walton put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 18o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Mallors, to open a new Street in Westminster, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Mallors to open a Street from the West Side of King Street, in the Parish of Saint Margaret, in the City of Westminster, to the Back Part of the Houses, Gardens, and Yards on the West Side of Delahaye Street, in the same Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Felton Common, to enclose, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Spicer and Mr. Edwards:

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

Sinking Fund, and appropriating the Supplies, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, therein mentioned, out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-three; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for enlarging the Time limited by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for subscribing Annuities after the Rate of Three Pounds per Centum per Annum, and Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum per Annum, into the joint Stock of Annuities; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Grisel Craik against Jean Craik & al. et è contra.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Causes wherein Grisel Craik is Appellant, and Jean Craik and others are Respondents; and wherein Jean Craik and others are Appellants, and the said Grisel Craik is Respondent:

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

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for Monday, be put off till Wednesday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Number of Causes to be heard, limited.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes this Session than the Two which stand next appointed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque at et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum primum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.