House of Lords Journal Volume 28
March 1754, 11-20

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March 1754, 11-20

DIE Martis, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Houghton against West.

The Answer of Anne West Widow and James West Esquire, Two of the Respondents to the Appeal of Arthur Houghton Esquire, was brought in.

Lord Cavendish's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Lord Cavendish of Hardwyck to take, in England, the Oath of Office of High Treasurer of Ireland; and to qualify himself here in England for the legal Enjoyment of the said Office," 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.

E. Powis, for Sale of an Estate at Hendon, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Hendon, settled on the Marriage of the Earl and Countess of Powis on them and their Issue, in Trustees, to be sold, towards discharging the Debts and Encumbrances of William late Marquis of Powis; and for settling the Barony and Lordship of Powis, in the County of Montgomery, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses, and for other Purposes," 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.

L. Fortescue; for Sale of the late E. Clinton's Estate, Bill.

The Lord Sandys likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Somerset, contracted to be sold by Hugh late Earl Clinton, in his Life-time, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the several Purchasers thereof, pursuant to their Contracts," 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.

Bridgeford Lane to Kettering, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Bridgeford Lane in the County of Nottingham, to and through several Towns and Places, in the Counties of Nottingham, Leicester, Rutland, and through Rockingham to the Bowling Green at Kettering, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Salter's Load Sluice, &c. Navigation, to preserve, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Turner and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving and preserving the Navigation from Salter's Load Sluice in the County of Norfolk, to Standground Sluice in the County of Huntingdon, and from Floods Ferry in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, to Ramsey High Load in the said County of Huntingdon; and also the Navigation from Old Bedford Sluice, in the said County of Norfolk, to the River Nene, in the Parish of Ramsey, in the said County of Huntingdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coinage Duties, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money; and for removing Doubts concerning the Continuance of the Duty of Twenty Shillings for every Ton of Brandy, Wines, and Strong Waters, imported;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Rochdale, Blackstone Edge, &c. Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham 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 Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Rochdale, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, leading over a certain craggy Mountain, called Blackstone Edge, in the same County; and from thence to the Towns of Halifax and Ealand, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Alloa Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer brewed for Sale, vended, or sold, within the Town and Barony of Alloa, in the County of Clackmannan; and also a Duty of Anchorage for Ships and Vessels anchoring in the Harbour of the said Town, for repairing the Pier of the said Harbour," 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."

Alcester and Bromsgrove Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Stratford upon Avon in the County of Warwick, through Alcester in the said County and Feckenham, to a Place called Bradley Brook, in the County of Worcester, and from Alcester, through Great Coughton and Crabbs Cross, in the said County of Warwick, and through Hewell Lane and Burcott to the Cross of Hands on a Common called The Leekhay, and out of Hewell Lane, through Church Lane and Tutnell, to Bromsgrove in the said County of Worcester," 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."

Biddulph's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled Estates of Sir Theophilus Biddulph Baronet, in the County of Stafford, and City and County of the City of Litchfield, for raising Money to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled 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. Burroughs and Mr. Edwards:

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

State of National Debt, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Jennings, from the Exchequer, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty, of the 28th of February last,

"A State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 11th of January 1753, and the 11th of January 1754; together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year; and to the Payment of what Debts, contracted before the 25th of December 1716, the said Fund hath been applied."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Motion to shorten the Committee on Marquis of Granby's Bill, for Sale of a House in Lincoln's Inn Fields;

The House was moved, "That their Lordships Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Capital Messuage in Lincoln's Inn Fields, in the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex, and the Garden-ground and Outhouses thereunto belonging (Part of the Estate of the most Noble Charles late Duke of Somerset, deceased), and vesting the same in Edmund Browne of Lincoln's Inn Esquire, and his Heirs for ever; and for laying out the Purchase-money in Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses, and upon the like Trusts, as the said Capital Messuage and Premises are now settled and subject unto," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced."

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

on Mr. Pitt's Bill;

The House was moved, "That their Lordships Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of George Pitt Esquire, in the County of Suffolk, and Part of his Estate in the Isle of Purbeck, in the County of Dorset, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to apply the Purchase-money for discharging Encumbrances affecting his settled Estate; and for making a Recompense to him for the Charges and Expenses of making Buildings and Improvements upon the same Estate," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced."

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

and on Pryce's Bill.

The House was moved, "That their Lordships Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of John Powell Pryce Esquire, in the County of Montgomery, comprized in his Marriage Articles, in Trustees, to raise Money, by Sale of Part thereof, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for settling other Part thereof, pursuant to the said Articles," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced."

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

Barber's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Robert Barber Esquire, to discharge Debts and Encumbrances; and for empowering him to sell or exchange other Parts of his settled Estates, for the purchasing and acquiring Lands of equal Value, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Manchester.
M. Rockingham.
E. Northampton.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Cardigan.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Scarborough.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Sussex.
E. Effingham.
E. Bath.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Hertford.
E. Guilford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Cathcart.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 27th Instant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Henley's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Peter Henley Esquire with Susannah Roberts his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the 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."

Maydwell's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Maydwell with Catherine Perrin his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel, for and against the same; and directing, "that the leaving a Copy of the said Bill and Order at the House or last Place of Abode of the said Catherine, with some Person of the Family; and serving her Proctor also with a Copy of the said Bill and Order, should be deemed good Service," being read:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

But no Counsel appearing for Mrs. Maydwell:

John Harrison was produced, to prove Service of the Order; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That, on the 8th Instant, he left a Copy of the said Bill and Order at Mrs. Maydwell's House in Cold Bath Fields, with Elizabeth Parker her Housekeeper and Servant there; and on the same Day also served her Proctor personally with a Copy of the said Bill and Order."

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And Mr. Whitaker, Counsel for the Bill, was heard, in order to make out the Allegations thereof; and called,

Frances Butler; who, being sworn, informed the House, "That she knew Mr. Maydwell and his Wife; and that they were married in September 1742."

She withdrew; and,

Mary Watkins was called in, and sworn; and acquainted the House, "That she knew Mr. Maydwell and his Wife; and that they lived together as Man and Wife for some Time; and that Mr. Nathaniel Oldham visited Mrs. Maydwell as a Physician."

She is directed to withdraw; and,

Elizabeth Smith was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That in 1743, Mr. Oldham took a Lodging at her House, at (fn. 1) Broad Street, near Carnaby Market, for his Nephew, a young Gentleman of the Army, whose Name was Clarke as he told her (but who afterwards proved to be Mrs. Maydwell); that she came and lodged at her House as Captain Clarke, and dressed in Man's Cloaths; and that she took her for a Gentleman, till one Day, after she had been out of Town with Mr. Oldham to see some Races, she came Home indisposed, and sent to speak with her; and then confessed she was a Woman; and that she was with Child; and told her, that she was enticed away from her Husband by Mr. Oldham: That, while she lodged at her House, Mr. Oldham came often to see her, and staid very late, sometimes till Two or Three o'Clock in the Morning, alone with her, and sometimes came in a Morning before she was up, and has stayed alone with her in the Room when she was in Bed."

She is directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Johnson was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she is a Midwife; that she was sent for to Saint Anne's Court, to Mrs. Clarke, who was the same Person as had lodged before with Mrs. Smith the former Witness as Captain Clarke, but had now taken a House for herself in Saint Anne's Court as Mrs. Clarke; and that she delivered her there of a Daughter (which she believes is since dead); that Mr. Oldham used to visit her at her House in Saint Anne's Court; and that she has owned, in Conversation to her, that Mr. Oldham had been in Bed with her."

She is directed to withdraw; and,

Mary Martin was called; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she knows Mr. Oldham and Mrs. Maydwell who went by the Name of Clarke; and that she has several Times seen them in Bed together."

She is directed to withdraw.

Then William Skelton, Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against Mrs. Maydwell, for Adultery.

And the same was read.

And then he withdrew.

Then Sarah Newport was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she knew Mrs. Maydwell had a Daughter named Jemima; and that she died in about a Twelvemonth after she was born."

And then she withdrew.

And the Evidence being finished, the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Wymondesold's Divorce Bill.

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

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Wymondesold Esquire with Henrietta Knight his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel, for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Whitaker and Mr. Fawcet appearing as Counsel for the Bill; but no Counsel appearing against it:

John Fell was produced, to prove Service of the Order for giving her Notice of this Proceeding; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That, on the 20th of February last, he delivered a Copy of the said Bill and Order to Mrs. Wymondesold at Paris; and that she told him, that, as a Sentence of Divorce was obtained against her, she would make no Opposition to the Bill."

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And the Counsel for the Bill were heard, in order to make out the Allegations thereof; and called,

John Shepherd, a Clergyman; who, being sworn, informed the House, "That he married Mr. Wymondesold, on the 28th of May 1748, to Miss Knight, at Gray's Inn Chapel."

And then he withdrew; and,

Charles Wade Esquire was called; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he knows Mr. Wymondesold and Mrs. Wymondesold; and that they cohabited together till January 1753; that, on the 8th of January 1753, Mr. Wymondesold refused her Admittance into the House, and spoke to her from the Window; that he was present, on the same 8th of January, when a Cabinet of Mrs. Wymondesold was broke open; and produced a Letter which was found in it, with a Picture of Mr. Josiah Child enclosed in the said Letter."

Then Thomas Nuthall was called in, and sworn; and the said Letter being shewed to him, he informed the House, "That he was well acquainted with the Handwriting of Mr Child; and he believed that Letter was of Mr. Child's Hand-writing."

And then he withdrew.

And the said Letter was read; the Purport of which was, "To acquaint Mrs. Wymondesold, that he had taken Lodgings in Broad Street, at the House of one Brady, a Wine-merchant, who had formerly been Valet de Chambre to his Father, and owes all he has in the World to the Family; and that he had given him a Hint what the Lodgings were for; and that Brady said, he might depend upon him; and appointing a Time for Mrs. Wymondesold to meet him there."

Then Anne Willis was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she was Servant at Mr. Brady's, in Broad Street, near Golden Square; that Mr. Child and Mrs. Wymondesold, at the latter End of December 1752, and the Beginning of January 1753, came there often in an Evening about Six o'Clock, and stayed till about Ten; that she, by Mrs. Brady's Orders, made Fires for them in the Dining Room and Bed-chamber, and has warmed the Bed for them, and that, when they were gone, she has found the Mark of Two Persons in the Bed; and, upon making the Bed, has found a Black Patch and Black Pins in the Bed, such as Mrs. Wymondesold dressed her Hair with.

"That she bored a Hole in the Wainscot with a Gimlet, to look through into the Bed Room, on the 2d of January, when they were expected to come; but they did not come that Evening.

"That, on the 7th of January, they came about 6 o'Clock; and Boreman, the Man Servant in the Family, telling her he had seen them in Bed, she went up about Nine o'Clock, and looked through the Hole, and saw a Scarlet Gown lying on the Floor, with a Hoop and Under Petticoat by it, and saw the Curtains move, and heard Two Persons talk in Bed; that Mrs. Wymondesold went away at Ten o'Clock with the Scarlet Gown on; and that she saw the Bed soon after; and it appeared plainly that Two Persons had been in it."

She is directed to withdraw.

Then Allan Boreman, a Servant also to Mr. Brady, was called in, and sworn; and confirmed the Account given by the former Witness, of Mr. Child's and Mrs. Wymondesold's Meeting there in an Evening; and further acquainted the House, "That he had bored Three Holes in the Wainscot, round the Hole bored by the former Witness, and with a Knife cut them into One; and that, on the 7th of January 1753, Mr. Child and Mrs. Wymondesold came to Mr. Brady's about Six in the Evening; and about Seven, he went up, and looked through the Hole, and saw a Scarlet Gown and Petticoat and Hoop lying by the Bedside, and heard Mrs. Wymondesold in Bed speak to Mr. Child, but it was in French, as he apprehended, for he did not understand it; that Mr. Child came out of the Dining Room with a Night-cap on, and undressed himself, and laid his Clothes on a Chair, and then went to the Bed, and put the Curtain aside; and then he (the Witness) saw Mrs. Wymondesold, in Bed, put her Hand, and move the Bed-cloaths that Mr. Child might come into Bed, which he did; that, a little after Nine o'Clock, he went up again, and looked through the Hole, and heard Mr. Child stirring the Fire in the Dining Room, and saw Mrs. Wymondesold get out of Bed; and while she was dressing herself, Mr. Child came into the Bed Room dressed, went up to her, and laid his Hand on her Breast, and kissed her, and stayed with her till she was dressed; that she went away about Ten o'Clock, and Mr. Child stayed till One."

He is directed to withdraw.

Then the said Thomas Nuthall was again called in; and acquainted the House, "That Mrs. Wymondesold left London upon the 3d of February 1753, and went on board a Ship that Day; that he has received several Letters from her, and believes she has been Abroad ever since."

Then the said John Fell was again called in; and produced a Copy of the Verdict obtained against Mr. Child, for £.2500. Damages; and acquainted the House, "That he had examined it with the original Record, and that it was a true Copy."

And the same was read.

And then he withdrew.

Then William Skelton, Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against Mrs. Wymondesold, for Adultery.

And the same was read.

And then he withdrew.

Then Henry Butts was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That Mr. Wymondesold had One Daughter, which was born in September last was Three Years; and that she is dead."

He is directed to withdraw.

The said John Fell was called in again; and acquainted the House, "That, on the 20th of February last, Mrs. Wymondesold told him, she had been in France ever since February 1753; and that she had not seen Mr. Wymondesold since the 8th of January 1753."

And then he withdrew.

And the Evidence being finished, the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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

Stirling against Campbell.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Captain John Stirling of Herbertshire in the County of Stirling; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 10th Day of January last and of the 7th Day of this Instant March, made on the Behalf of Archibald Campbell Younger of Succoth, Writer to the Signet in Scotland; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that this House will grant the Appellant such other Relief as their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall think proper:"

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Campbell may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 9th Day of April next; and that Service of this Order upon his Procurator or Agent before the Court of Session in Scotland be deemed good Service.

Urquhart against Heretors of Cromerty & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of William Urquhart of Meldrum Esquire; complaining of the last Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of July 1753; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; varied, or amended, and such other Relief given the Appellant in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet; and that the Heretors of the Parish of Cromerty, and the Members of the Presbytery of Channonry, and His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Heretors of the Parish of Cromerty, and the Members of the Presbytery of Channonry, and His Majesty's said Advocate, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 9th Day of April next; and that Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents for the Crown, and for the said Heretors and Members, be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 13o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ker.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Stirling against Campbell.

The Answer of Archibald Campbell the Younger of Succoth, to the Appeal of Captain John Stirling of Herbertshire, was brought in.

Woollaston's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Isaac Lawrence Woollaston Baronet, an Infant, situate in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, and Norfolk, in Trustees, to be sold, or mortgaged, to raise Money, for Payment of his Sisters Portions; 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.

Motion to shorten the Committee on Barber's Bill.

The House was moved, "That their Lordships Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Robert Barber Esquire, to discharge Debts and Encumbrances; and for empowering him to sell or Exchange other Parts of his settled Estates, for the purchasing and acquiring Lands, of equal Value, to be settled in Lieu thereof," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced."

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

L. Cavendish's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Lord Cavendish of Hardwyck to take, in England, the Oath of Office of High Treasurer of Ireland; and to qualify himself here in England for the legal Enjoyment of the said Office."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

L. Fortescue, for Sale of the late E. Clinton's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Somerset, contracted to be sold by Hugh late Earl Clinton in his Life-time, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the several Purchasers thereof, pursuant to their Contracts."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

E. of Powis, for Sale of Hendon Manor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Hendon, settled on the Marriage of the Earl and Countess of Powis, on them and their Issue, in Trustees, to be sold, towards discharging the Debts and Encumbrances of William late Marquis of Powis; and for settling the Barony and Lordship of Powis, in the County of Montgomery, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Henley's Divorce, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Peter Henley Esquire with Susannah Roberts 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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Bridgeford Lane to Kettering, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Bridgeford Lane, in the County of Nottingham, to and through several Towns and Places in the Counties of Nottingham, Leicester, Rutland, and through Rockingham to the Bowling Green at Kettering, in the County of Northampton."

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

D. Argyll.
M. Rockingham.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Ker.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
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.

Salter's Load Sluice, &c. Navigation to preserve, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving and preserving the Navigation from Salter's Load Sluice in the County of Norfolk, to Standground Sluice in the County of Huntingdon, and from Flood's Ferry in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, to Ramsey High Load in the said County of Huntingdon, and also the Navigation from Old Bedford Sluice in the said County of Norfolk, to the River Nene, in the Parish of Ramsey, in the said County of Huntingdon."

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.

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

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edmund Thomas and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Sixth Part of Robert Colebrooke Esquire of and in the Manor of Goldstone, and divers Lands in the Parish of Ash, in the County of Kent, in Trustees and their Heirs, to enable them to make such Conveyances thereof as shall be necessary for effecting a Partition agreed upon between the said Robert Colebrooke and the Owners of the other undivided Parts of the same Manor and Premises;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Alloa Duty on Beer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer brewed for Sale, vended, or sold, within the Town and Barony of Alloa, in the County of Clackmannan; and also a Duty of Anchorage for Ships and Vessels anchoring in the Harbour of the said Town, for repairing the Pier of the said Harbour."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rochdale, to Blackstone Edge, &c. Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Rochdale, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, leading over a certain craggy Mountain, called Blackstone Edge, in the same County, and from thence to the Towns of Halifax and Ealand, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Alcester and Bromsgrove Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Stratford upon Avon in the County of Warwick, through Alcester in the said County and Feckenham, to a Place called Bradley Brook in the County of Worcester, and from Alcester, through Great Coughton and Crabbs Cross, in the said County of Warwick, and through Hewell Lane and Burcott to the Cross of Hands on a Common called The Leekhay, and out of Hewell Lane, through Church Lane and Tutnell, to Bromsgrove in the said County of Worcester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Stirling against Campbell.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Captain John Stirling of Herbertshire is Appellant, and Archibald Campbell the Younger of Succoth is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday, the 25th Day of this Instant March.

Pitt's Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of George Pitt Esquire, in the County of Suffolk, and Part of his Estate in the Isle of Purbeck, in the County of Dorset, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to apply the Purchase-money for discharging Encumbrances affecting his settled Estate; and for making a Recompense to him for the Charges and Expenses of making Buildings and Improvements upon the same Estate," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

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

M. Granby & al. for Sale of a House in Lincoln's Inn Fields, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Capital Messuage in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, in the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex, and the Garden-ground and Out-houses thereunto belonging (Part of the Estate of the most Noble Charles late Duke of Somerset, deceased); and vesting the same in Edmund Browne of Lincoln's-Inn Esquire, and his Heirs for ever; and for laying out the Purchase-money in Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses, and upon the like Trusts, as the said Capital Messuage and Premises are now settled and subject unto," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

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

Pryce's Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of John Powell Pryce Esquire, in the County of Montgomery, comprized in his Marriage Articles, in Trustees, to raise Money, by Sale of Part thereof, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and for settling other Part thereof pursuant to the said Articles," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

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

Maydwell's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Maydwell with Catherine Perrin his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the 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."

Wymondesold's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Wymondesold Esquire with Henrietta Knight his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made Two Amendments thereto."

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

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

Sir K. Mackenzie against Stuart & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Sir Kenneth Mackenzie Baronet is Appellant, and John Stuart Esquire and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in exactly at One o'Clock.

Ratcliffe Highway, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening, making, widening, and keeping in Repair, a Road from Ratcliffe Highway, through Cannon Street, in the County of Middlesex, into the Road leading into the County of Essex; and also from the West End of Brook Street into Cable Street, and from Upper Shadwell Street into the Back Lane in the said County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leicester and Coventry Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenelworth to Warwick, and from thence to Halford Bridge, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, and from Coventry to Martyn's Gutter, leading towards Stoneleigh Town; and for supplying an Omission in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Leicester to Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Barker, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Bate Clerk and Catherine his Wife, and Diana Barker Widow; 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 establishing and rendering effectual several Settlements and Agreements, made and entered into by Hugh Barker the Younger Esquire, deceased, for making Provision for his Mother and Wife, and their Children respectively."

Coinage Duties, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money; and for removing Doubts concerning the Continuance of the Duty of Twenty Shillings for every Ton of Brandy, Wines, and Strong Waters, imported."

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

Motion to shorten Committee on Tenison's Bill.

The House was moved, "That their Lordships Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Lease granted by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury to Anne Tenison Widow, deceased, of the Manor of Elverton, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Kent, in Peter Saint Eloy and Samuel Smith, in Trust, for Thomas Tenison an Infant, and his Heirs; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 14o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Orford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

Bridgeford Lane to Kettering, Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Bridgeford Lane, in the County of Nottingham, to and through several Towns and Places, in the Counties of Nottingham, Leicester, Rutland, and through Rockingham to The Bowling Green at Kettering, 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; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Salter's Load Sluice, &c. Navigation to preserve, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving and preserving the Navigation from Salter's Load Sluice in the County of Norfolk, to Standground Sluice, in the County of Huntingdon, and from Flood's Ferry in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, to Ramsey High Load in the said County of Huntingdon; and also the Navigation from Old Bedford Sluice in the said County of Norfolk, to the River Nene, in the Parish of Ramsey, in the said County of Huntingdon, 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."

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

Bedford Level, Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money, to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level in the Debts of the said Corporation; and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level; and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Ann Speke, an Infant, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of her Estates, in the County of Somerset, during her Minority; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Woollaston's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Isaac Lawrence Woollaston Baronet, an Infant, situate in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, and Norfolk, in Trustees, to be sold, or mortgaged, to raise Money, for Payment of his Sisters Portions; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wymondesold's Divorce, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Wymondesold Esquire with Henrietta Knight 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.

Maydwell's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Maydwell with Catherine Perrin 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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Distemper among the Horned Cattle to prevent the spreading of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of the spreading of the Distemper which now rages among the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom," be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Browne against Byrne.

A Petition of John Browne Esquire Appellant, and the Honourable Margaret Byrne, otherwise Bermingham, Respondent in the Cause which stands appointed for hearing To-morrow, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the Counsel cannot be prepared to attend the said Hearing To-morrow, that the same may be put off till Monday next."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Monday next, as desired.

Barber's Bill;

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Robert Barber Esquire, to discharge Debts and Encumbrances; and for empowering him to sell or exchange other Parts of his settled Estates, for the purchasing and acquiring Lands of equal Value, to be settled in Lieu thereof," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

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

Tenison's Bill;

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Lease granted by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury to Ann Tenison Widow, deceased, of the Manor of Elverton, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Kent, in Peter Saint Eloy and Samuel Smith, in Trust for Thomas Tenison, an Infant, and his Heirs; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

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

Sir K. Mackenzie against Stuart & al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie Baronet; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st of July 1752; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, and such Relief given the Appellant as to this House in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of John Stuart Esquire, Colonel John Stuart his Father, the Right Honourable Charles Erskine Esquire Lord Justice Clerk, Robert Craigie Esquire Advocate, Mary Campbell the Sister and next of Kin to Charles Campbell of Boquhain Esquire, the Right Honourable William Earl of Panmure of the Kingdom of Ireland, Lieutenant General James Saint Clair of Rosline, Peter Halkett of Pitferrin, and John Maule of Inverkeiler Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby, reversed; and that the Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 20th of January 1747, be, and the same is hereby, affirmed: And it is hereby further Ordered, That the Court of Session in Scotland do proceed thereupon, according to Justice and the Rules of that Court, without Prejudice to any Question that may hereafter arise, concerning the Relief to which the Appellant may be entitled, and against what Persons or Subjects such Relief (if any) ought to be extended.

Ratcliffe Highway, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for opening, making, widening, and keeping in Repair, a Road from Ratcliffe Highway, through Cannon Street, in the County of Middlesex, into the Road leading into the County of Essex, and also from the West End of Brook Street into Cable Street, and from Upper Shadwell Street into the Back Lane in the said County of Middlesex."

Barker's Bill;

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual several Settlements and Agreements, made and entered into by Hugh Barker the Younger Esquire, deceased, for making a Provision for his Mother and Wife, and their Children, respectively."

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

D. Manchester.
M. Rockingham.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Orford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet, on Friday the 29th Instant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Time of meeting of the Committee.

And it being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee may meet on an earlier Day, in regard the Session is far advanced:"

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

Leicester to Coventry, Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenelworth to Warwick, and from thence to Halford Bridge, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, and from Coventry to Martyn's Gutter, leading towards Stoneleigh Town; and for supplying an Omission in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Leicester to Asbby de la Zouch, in the County of Leicester."

McFarlane against M'Dougal.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Mcfarlane of Faslain, and John M'farlane Writer to the Signet, his Assignee; complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of February and 6th of June 1752, the 2d of March 1753, and the 8th and 20th Days of February last, made on the Behalf of Alexander M'Dougal in Lattermay Drover; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended; and that the Appellants may have such further Relief in the Premises as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 14th of January 1752, may be affirmed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander M'Dougal 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 11th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon his Agents or Counsel in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 15o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Noguier, Naturalization, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Mary Noguier Widow; and for qualifying and enabling her, out of the Estate devised by the Will of John Noguier her Husband, to make a Provision for Anthony Noguier, her only Son and Heir;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Deptford Poor Relief, and cleansing the Streets, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of Saint Nicholas Deptford, in the County of Kent, and in the Parish of Saint Paul Deptford, in the Counties of Kent and Surrey; and for repairing the Highways, and paving and cleansing the Streets, in the said Parishes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were severally read the First Time.

Pitt's Bill.

The Earl Temple reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of George Pitt Esquire, in the County of Suffolk, and Part of his Estate in the Isle of Purbeck in the County of Dorset, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to apply the Purchase-money for discharging Encumbrances affecting his settled Estate; and for making a Recompense to him for the Charges and Expenses of making Buildings and Improvements upon the same Estate," 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.

Tenison's Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Lease granted by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury to Ann Tenison Widow, deceased, of the Manor of Elverton, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Kent, in Peter Saint Eloy and Samuel Smith, in Trust, for Thomas Tenison an Infant, and his Heirs, 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.

M. of Granby & al. for Sale of a House in Lincoln's Inn Fields, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Capital Messuage in Lincoln's Inn Fields, in the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex, and the Garden-ground and Outhouses thereunto belonging (Part of the Estate of the most Noble Charles late Duke of Somerset, deceased); and vesting the same in Edmund Browne of Lincoln's-Inn Esquire, and his Heirs for ever; and for laying out the Purchase-money in Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses, and upon the like Trusts, as the said Capital Messuage and Premises are now settled and subject unto," 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 made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Ratcliffe Highway, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for opening, making, widening, and keeping in Repair, a Road from Ratcliffe Highway, through Cannon Street, in the County of Middlesex, into the Road leading into the County of Essex, and also from the West End of Brook Street into Cable Street, and from Upper Shadwell Street into the Back Lane, in the said County of Middlesex."

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

M. Rockingham.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Plimouth.
E. Scarborough.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Orford.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Barnard.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Sandys.
L. Vere.

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

Bedford Level, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money, to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level in the Debts of the said Corporation; and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level; and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland."

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.

Leicester and Coventry Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from thence to Halford Bridge, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, and from Coventry to Martyn's Gutter, leading towards Stoneleigh Town; and for supplying an Omission in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Leicester to Ashby de la Zouch, in the County of Leicester."

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.

Salter's Load Sluice, &c. Navigat on to preserve, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving and preserving the Navigation from Salter's Load Sluice in the County of Norfolk, to Standground Sluice, in the County of Huntingdon, and from Flood's Ferry in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, to Ramsey High Load in the said County of Huntingdon; and also the Navigation from Old Bedford Sluice in the said County of Norfolk, to the River Nene, in the Parish of Ramsey, in the said County of Huntingdon."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bridgeford Lane to Kettering, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Bridgeford Lane, in the County of Nottingham, to and through several Towns and Places in the Counties of Nottingham, Leicester, Rutland, and through Rockingham to the Bowling Green at Kettering in the County of Northampton."

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 Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Edwards:

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

Grant of Money out of Sinking Fund, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. West 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 applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four; and for the further Disposition of the said Sinking Fund, by paying thereout the Remainder of the Sum advanced on the Credit of the Duty on Sweets, and the Interest thereof; and for carrying the said Duty to the said Fund; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Shreiber and De Cerjat's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Shreiber and Jean Francois Maximillien de Cerjat;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Haldane to enter into Recognizance on Stirling's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That George Haldane Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Stirling Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Scotland:"

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

Barker's Bill;

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual several Settlements and Agreements, made and entered into by Hugh Barker the Younger Esquire, deceased, for making a Provision for his Mother and Wife, and their Children, respectively:"

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

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

Coingae Duties, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money; and for removing Doubts concerning the Continuance of the Duty of Twenty Shillings for every Ton of Brandy, Wines, and Strong Waters, imported."

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 18o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Bedford Level, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money, to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level in the Debts of the said Corporation; and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level; and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland," 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."

Barber's Bill.

The Lord Ward reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Robert Barber Esquire, to discharge Debts and Encumbrances; and for empowering him to sell or exchange other Parts of his settled Estates, for the purchasing and acquiring Lands of equal Value, to be settled in Lieu thereof," 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.

Sir H. Williamson & al. for Sale of Hudleston's Estate, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exempting and exonerating the Estates devised by the Will of William Hudleston Esquire, deceased, to be sold, from the Jointure on Gertrude Rigby, Wife of Townley Rigby Esquire; and for charging an Annuity, or Rent-charge, of equal Value, on the Estates entailed by the said Will; and more effectually to enable the Trustees of the said William Hudleston to execute the Trusts reposed in them by the said 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 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.

M. of Granby & al. for Sale of a House in Lincoln's Inn Fields, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Capital Messuage in Lincoln's Inn Fields, in the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex, and the Garden-ground and Outhouses thereunto belonging (Part of the Estate of the most Noble Charles late Duke of Somerset, deceased); and vesting the same in Edmund Browne of Lincoln's Inn Esquire and his Heirs for ever; and for laying out the Purchase-money in Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses, and upon the like Trusts, as the said Capital Messuage and Premises are now settled and subject unto."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Pitt's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of George Pitt Esquire in the County of Suffolk, and Part of his Estate in the Isle of Purbeck in the County of Dorset, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to apply the Purchase-money for discharging the Encumbrances affecting his settled Estate; and for making a Recompense to him for the Charges and Expenses of making Buildings and Improvements upon the same Estate."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tenison's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Lease granted by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury to Anne Tenison Widow, deceased, of the Manor of Elverton, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Kent, in Peter Saint Eloy and Samuel Smith, in Trust for Thomas Tenison, an Infant, and his Heirs; 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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Grant of Money out of the Sinking Fund, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, therein mentioned, out of the Sinking Fund; and applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four; and for the further Disposition of the said Sinking Fund, by paying there out the Remainder of the Sum advanced on the Credit of the Duty on Sweets, and the Interest thereof; and for carrying the said Duty to the said Fund; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

Mrs. Noguier Nat. Bill:

Mary Noguier Widow took the Oaths appointed, in order to her Naturalization.

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 naturalizing Mary Noguier Widow; and for qualifying and enabling her, out of the Estate devised by the Will of John Noguier her Husband, to make a Provision for Anthony Noguier her only Son and Heir," was pleased to consent (as 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 following:

D. Somerset.
D. Manchester.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulet.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
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.

Deptford Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of Saint Nicholas Deptford, in the County of Kent, and in the Parish of Saint Paul Deptford, in the Counties of Kent and Surry; and for repairing the Highways, and paving and cleansing the Streets, in the said Parishes."

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.

G. Urquhart to enter into a Recognizance for W. Urquhart.

The House being moved, "That George Urquhart may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Urquhart, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Scotland:"

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

Browne against Byrne.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein John Browne Esquire is Appellant, and the Honourable Margaret Byrne otherwise Bermingham Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday the 26th Instant.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 19o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Somerset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Vere.

L. Delawarr appointed Speaker by Commission.

The Duke of Somerset signified to the House, "That His Majesty had caused a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, constituting and appointing John Lord Delawarr to be Speaker, during the Absence of Philip Lord Hardwick Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain."

And thereupon the said Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

"GEORGE R.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor John Lord De La Warr, Greeting. Whereas, by Our Letters Patent under Our Great Seal of Great Britain, bearing Date at Westminster, the Twenty-third Day of January in the Eleventh Year of Our Reign, We did constitute, authorize, and appoint, Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor Sir William Lee Knight, Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, to supply the Room and Place of Lord Chancellor in the Upper House of Parliament, during the Absence of Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Philip Lord Hardwicke, Baron of Hardwicke, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, and to do and execute divers Powers in Our said Letters Patent contained and specified, as by Our said Letters Patent more at large appears: Now know ye, that We have revoked, determined, and made void, and by these Presents do revoke, determine, and make void, Our said recited Letters Patent, and all Things therein contained: And further know ye, that We, trusting in the approved Fidelity, Wisdom, and Discretion, of you the said John Lord De La Warr, have constituted, named, and appointed, and by these Presents do constitute, name, and authorize you the said John Lord De La Warr, from Time to Time, to use and supply the Room and Place of Lord Chancellor of Great Britain in the Upper House of Parliament, and then and there to do and execute all such Things which Our said Chancellor of Great Britain, using and supplying the said Room and Place, should or might do in that Behalf. Wherefore We will and command you the said John Lord De La Warr to attend and execute the Premises with Effect: And these Our Letters Patent shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same in every Behalf. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Eighteenth Day of March, in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke and Yorke."

The Commission being ended; the Lord Delawarr was called upon by the Lords to take his Place upon the Woolsack; and their Lordships appointed the Mace to be laid thereupon, and carried before him.

PRAYERS.

Bedford Level, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level in the Debts of the said Corporation; and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level; and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Coinage Duties, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money; and for removing Doubts concerning the Continuance of the Duty of Twenty Shillings for every Ton of Brandy, Wines, and Strong Waters, imported."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the preceding Bills.

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

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

Pryce's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of John Powell Pryce Esquire, in the County of Montgomery, comprized in his Marriage Articles, in Trustees, to raise Money, by Sale of Part thereof, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for settling other Part thereof pursuant to the said Articles," 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.

Barber's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Robert Barber Esquire, to discharge Debts and Encumbrances; and for empowering him to sell or exchange other Parts of his settled Estates, for the purchasing and acquiring Lands of equal Value, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir H. Williamson & al. for Sale of Hudleston's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exempting and exonerating the Estates devised by the Will of William Hudleston Esquire, deceased, to be sold, from the Jointure on Gertrude Rigby, Wife of Townley Rigby Esquire; and for charging an Annuity, or Rentcharge, of equal Value, on the Estates entailed by the said Will; and more effectually to enable the Trustees of the said William Hudleston to execute the Trusts reposed in them by the said Will."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

L. Bulkeley's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to cut down and sell Timber standing and growing upon the Estate of Inheritance of Thomas James Lord Bulkeley, Viscount Cashels in the Kingdom of Ireland, an Infant, in order to raise Money for discharging Encumbrances affecting the said Estate; 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 made several Amendments thereto."

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

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

Grant of Money out of Sinking Fund, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, therein mentioned, out of the Sinking Fund; and applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four; and for the further Disposition of the said Sinking Fund, by paying thereout the Remainder of the Sum advanced on the Credit of the Duty on Sweets, and the Interest thereof; and for carrying the said Duty to the said Fund; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Horned Cattle, spreading Distemper, to prevent, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of the spreading of the Distemper which now rages among the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the 2d Time.

Proposed, "To commit the Bill."

Which being objected to:

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

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Rejected.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 20o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Delawarr sat Speaker, by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Grant of Money out of Sinking Fund, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, therein mentioned, out of the Sinking Fund; and applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four; and for the further Disposition of the said Sinking Fund, by paying thereout the Remainder of the Sum advanced on the Credit of the Duty on Sweets, and the Interest thereof; and for carrying the said Duty to the said Fund; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Pryce's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of John Powell Pryce Esquire, in the County of Montgomery, comprized in his Marriage Articles, in Trustees, to raise Money, by Sale of Part thereof, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for settling other Part thereof, pursuant to the said Articles."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

L. Bulkeley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to cut down and sell Timber standing and growing upon the Estate of Inheritance of Thomas James Lord Bulkeley, Viscount Cashels in the Kingdom of Ireland, an Infant, in order to raise Money for discharging Encumbrances affecting the said Estate; 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 the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Ratcliffe Highway, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Northumberland reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening, making, widening, and keeping in Repair, a Road from Ratcliffe Highway, through Cannon Street in the County of Middlesex, into the Road leading into the County of Essex; and also from the West End of Brook Street into Cable Street; and from Upper Shadwell Street into the Back Lane, in the said 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."

Leicester and Coventry, Road Bill.

The Earl of Northumberland likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from thence to Halford Bridge, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, and from Coventry to Martyn's Gutter, leading towards Stoneleigh Town; and for supplying an Omission in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Leicester to Ashby de la Zouch, in the County of Leicester, 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."

Barker's Bill.

The Earl of Litchfield reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual several Settlements and Agreements made and entered into by Hugh Barker the Younger Esquire, deceased, for making a Provision for his Mother and Wife, and their Children, respectively," 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.

Speke's Bill:

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Ann Speke, an Infant, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of her Estates in the County of Somerset, during her Minority; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same were read Twice, by the Clerk, as follows:

"Pr. 13. L. 3. Leave out ["usually"].

"L. 12. Leave out ["upon and by"]; and insert [in."]

"L. 13. Leave out ["Demise and Copyhold Grant respectively."]

"L. 14 and 15. Leave out ["and made payable Yearly, Half-yearly, or Quarterly, as hath been"]; and insert ["the"].

"L. 15. Leave out ["the"].

"L. 16. Leave out ["ancient and accustomed Yearly:"] And leave out from ["Rents"] to ["And"] in Line 25; and insert ["Duties and Services at the least; and so as the respective Lessees shall execute Counter-parts of all such Leases"]."

And the said Amendments being read the Third Time, were severally agreed to, with an Amendment to One of them, videlicet,

"At the End of the last Amendment made by the Commons, after the Word. ["Leases"], to add these Words ["and so as upon every Copyhold Grant the usual Rents, Services, and Heriots, respectively, be also reserved"]."

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to One of their Amendments.

And 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 their Amendments made thereto, with an Amendment to One of them, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Bread Street.