House of Lords Journal Volume 28
February 1755, 21-28

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: February 1755, 21-28', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 339-348. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114383 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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February 1755, 21-28

DIE Veneris, 21o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Glocestr.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Morgan's Divorce, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dissolving the Marriage of Richard Morgan Esquire with Anne Hall 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.

Lambard to sell a Messuage to Ly. J. Coke, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Copyhold Messuage or Tenement, in the County of Middlesex, with the Appurtenances, devised by the Will of Mary late Dutchess of Northumberland, in Trustees, to enable them to sell and convey the same to the Lady Jane Coke, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses appointed by the said Will."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Ly. Marsel & al. for Sale of Sir T. Stradling's Estate, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of Sir Thomas Stradling Baronet, deceased, in the Counties of Glamorgan and Somerset, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for a Division and Settlement of other Part thereof; 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.

Sir J. St. Aubin & al. Bill to explain Sir W. Morice's Will.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual a Power contained in the Will of Sir William Morice Baronet, for making Leases of his several Estates, in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall," 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.

Address for State of the National Debt.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officer to lay before this House, a State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 11th of January 1754, and the 11th of January 1755; 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 Day of December 1716, the said Fund hath been applied."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 24o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Grant against Sutherland.

The Answer of David Sutherland, to the Appeal of Mrs. Isabella Grant, was brought in.

Wolverhampton Chapel, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting and building a new Chapel, in the Town of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford," 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."

Kimbolton Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the North End of Brown's Lane in Great Stoughton in the County of Huntingdon, through Kimbolton and Higham Ferrers, to the Way-Post near Wellingborough Bridge in the County of Northampton, and from the Pound in Kimbolton to the Way-Post in Great Catworth Field near Brington Bridge 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."

Ly. Mansel & al. for Sale of Sir. T. Stradling's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of Sir Thomas Stradling Baroner, deceased, in the Counties of Glamorgan and Somerset, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for a Division and Settlement of other Part thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir J St. Aubin & al. Bill to explain Sir W. Morice's Will:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual a Power contained in the Will of Sir William Morice Baronet, for making Leases of his several Estates, in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Droitwich Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, lying within the Borough of Droitwich, in the County of Worcester, or leading from the said Borough to the several Places therein mentioned in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. of Berkeley's Guardians Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Executors of the late Earl of Berkeley; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Executors of Augustus late Earl of Berkeley to make Leases of his Estates in Glocestershire, during the Minority of his Children."

Sir J. Chichester & al. Leave for a Bill for Partition of Chudleigh's Estate:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing the Partition of the Estates late of Sir George Chudleigh and Dame Frances his Wife, Tryphena Davie and John Pollexsen Esquire; and for settling the several specifick Shares thereof, resulting from the said Partition, to and for the several Uses and Purposes for which the several undivided Parts thereof were vested and settled before the said Partition; and for authorizing Leases to be made of divers Parts of the Premises."

Kirkham, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Fraunceis Kirkham and Damaris his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Fraunceis Kirkham and Damaris his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Encumbrances affecting the same prior to their Marriage Settlement; and for laying out the Surplus (if any) in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the same Settlement."

Lewis against Sir H. Blunt & al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Percival Lewis Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Henry Blunt and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday, be put off till Friday next.

Murray and His Majesty's Advocate against Thomson & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Murray Esquire, Receiver General of His Majesty's Customs in Scotland, and of His Majesty's Advocate, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of November 1753; and of another Interlocutor of the same Lords, of the 18th of July 1754, whereby they adhered to their former Interlocutor; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors might be reversed; and that this House would grant the Appellants such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Andrew Thomson Advocate in Aberdeen, and of the other Creditors of John Burnet late Merchant in Aberdeen, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Houghton against West & al.:

The House being informed, "That Patrick Keaghran attended, in order to deliver in Copies of certain Orders and Proceedings, relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Arthur Houghton Esquire is Appellant, and Anne West and others are Respondents:"

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he withdrew.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 25o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

E. of Berkeley's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Executors of Augustus late Earl of Berkeley to make Leases of his Estates in Glocestershire, during the Minority of his Children."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
E. Lincoln.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Plimouth.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 12th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

And it being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with in this Case, 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.

Wolverhampton Chapel, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting and building a new Chapel, in the Town of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford."

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 it.

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

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

Droitwich Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, lying within the Borough of Droitwich, in the County of Worcester, or leading from the said Borough to the several Places therein mentioned, in the said County."

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

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

Coxe et al. for Partition of Northleigh's Estate, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming a Partition of the Estates late of Stephen Northleigh Esquire and Margaret his Wife, Susanna Yarde Widow, Dame Frances Chudleigh, and Tryphena Davie Spinster; and for settling the several specifick Shares and Allotments thereof upon and for the Benefit of the several Parties entitled to the several undivided Shares of the said Estates before the said Partition; 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.

Sir John Chichester et al. for Partition of Chudleigh's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing the Partition of the Estates late of Sir George Chudleigh and Dame Frances his Wife, Tryphena Davie, and John Pollexfen Esquire; and for settling the several specifick Shares thereof, resulting from the said Partition, to and for the several Uses and Purposes for which the several undivided Parts thereof were vested and settled before the said Partition; and for authorizing Leases to be made of divers Parts of the Premises."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 12th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion for shortening the Committee.

And it being moved, "That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with, in this Case, 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.

Kimbolton Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the North End of Brown's Lane in Great Stoughton in the County of Huntingdon, through Kimbolton and Higham Ferrers, to the Way-Post near Wellingborough Bridge in the County of Northampton, and from the Pound in Kimbolton to the Way-Post in Great Catworth Field near Brington Bridge in the said County of Huntingdon."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Kirkham's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Fraunceis Kirkham and Damaris his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Encumbrances affecting the same prior to their Marriage Settlement; and for laying out the Surplus (if any) in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the same Settlement."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 12th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Walter, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Edward Walter Esquire, and divers other Persons claiming under the Wills of his Grandfather and Brother respectively, to make Leases of the several Lands and Hereditaments purchased, and to be purchased, since the Will of Peter Walter the Grandfather, and in Pursuance of the same."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 26o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Bp. of Worcester and Ld. Trevor take the Oaths.

Isaac Lord Bishop of Worcester and John Lord Trevor took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Walter to make Leases, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Edward Walter Esquire, and divers other Persons claiming under the Wills of his Grandfather and Brother respectively, to make Leases of the several Lands and Hereditaments purchased, and to be purchased, since the Will of Peter Walter the Grandfather, and in Pursuance of the same."

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

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chancellor.
D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
D. Dorset.
M. Lothian.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Scarborough.
E. Rothes.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
V. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Cathcart.
L. Trevor.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 13th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Free Burgesses, &c. of Bristol, and Merchant Adventurers, Petition for the Nightly Watch, Bill.

A Petition of the principal Merchants, Freeholders, Free Burgesses, and other Inhabitants, of the City of Bristol, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others:

And also, a Petition of the Master, Wardens, Assistants, and Commonalty, of the Society of Merchant Adventurers within the City of Bristol, under their Common Seal;

Were severally presented, and read; praying, "That the Bill depending in this House, for establishing, maintaining, and well-governing, a Nightly Watch within the said City, may pass into a Law."

Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table.

Message from H. C. to return St. John and the Principal of Magdalen Hall Exchange, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement between the Principal of Saint Mary Magdalen Hall in the University of Oxford, and Ellis St. John Clerk, for exchanging the Advowson of the Church of South Moreton in the County of Berks, for the alternate Presentation of the Church of Finchamstead in the said County;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Coxe & al. for Partition of Northleigh's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming a Partition of the Estates late of Stephen Northleigh Esquire and Margaret his Wife, Susanna Yarde Widow, Dame Frances Chudleigh, and Tryphena Davie Spinster; and for settling the several specifick Shares and Allotments thereof upon and for the Benefit of the several Parties entitled to the several undivided Shares of the said Estates before the said Partition; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Slingsby Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, and Pastures or Commons, in the Township of Slingsby, 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; 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."

Churchover Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Churchover, in the County of Warwick," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Ld. Middleton and Bird, Leave for a Bill of Exchange:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Francis Lord Middleton and Robert Bird Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange of cerrain Lands in Little Leake, in the County of Nottingham, pursuant to an Agreement between Francis Lord Middleton and Robert Bird; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

E. of Berkeley's Bill; Committee shortened.

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 to empower the Executors of Augustus late Earl of Berkeley to make Leases of his Estates in Glocestershire, during the Minority of his Children," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Sir John Chichester et al. for Partition of Chudleigh's Estate Bill: Committee shortened.

The Order of the Day being also 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 confirming and establishing the Partition of the Estates late of Sir George Chudleigh and Dame Frances his Wife, Tryphena Davie, and John Pollexfen Esquire; and for settling the several specifick Shares thereof, resulting from the said Partition, to and for the several Uses and Purposes for which the several undivided Parts thereof were vested and settled before the said Partition; and for authorizing Leases to be made of divers Parts of the Premises," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Kirkham's Bill, Motion to shorten the Committee:

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Fraunceis Kirkham and Damaris his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Encumbrances affecting the same prior to their Marriage Settlement; and for laying out the Surplus (if any) in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the same Settlement," 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.

Kingston upon Hull, Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending, and making more effectual, several Acts of Parliament, relating to the Maintenance and Employment of the Poor of the Town of Kingston upon Hull; and for better paving, preserving, and cleansing, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and Alleys, in the said Town, and preventing Obstructions therein; and for preserving the Lamps which shall be set up to enlighten the Streets of the said Town, and securing the Property of such Lamps to the Owners;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

King's Answer to Address for State of the National Debt.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with the Address of this House, on Friday last, for a State of the National Debt; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions that the same be laid before the House accordingly."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 27o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Advocate against Sir Lewis Mackenzie.

The Answer of Sir Lewis Mackenzie Baronet, to the Appeal of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, was brought in.

Droitwich Roads, Bill.

The Lord Foley reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, lying within the Borough of Droitwich, in the County of Worcester, or leading from the said Borough to the several Places therein mentioned, in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Hampden's Bill.

The Lord Foley also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Houses and Tenements at Wendover, in the County of Bucks, late the Estate of John Hampden Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Purchase-money in such Manner as the Residue of his Personal Estate is by his Will directed to be applied," 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 thereunto."

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

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

Kingston upon Hull, Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and making more effectual, several Acts of Parliament, relating to the Maintenance and Employment of the Poor of the Town of Kingston upon Hull; and for better paving, preserving, and cleansing, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and Alleys, in the said Town, and preventing Obstructions therein; and for preserving the Lamps which shall be set up to enlighten the Streets of the said Town, and securing the Property of such Lamps to the Owners."

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

L. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
M. Lothian.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Home.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Portsmouth.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Trevor.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

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

Slingsby Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, and Pastures or Commons, in the Township of Slingsby, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Churchover Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Churchover, in the County of Warwick."

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. Bennet and Mr. Elde:

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

Kirkham'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 Part of the settled Estates of Fraunceis Kirkham and Damaris his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Encumbrances affecting the same prior to their Marriage Settlement; and for laying out the Surplus (if any) in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the same Settlement," 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 the said Bill on this Day Sevennight.

Guardians of the Poor in Bristol, Petition against Nightly Watch Bill.

A Petition of the Governor, Deputy Governor, Assistants, and Guardians of the Poor, in the City of Bristol, under their Common Seal, was presented, and read; praying, "That the Bill for establishing and maintaining a Nightly Watch within the said City may not pass into a Law."

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Maxwell against Sharpe; in Error.

The Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, in the usual Manner, brought up a Writ of Error; wherein

John Maxwell Esquire is Plaintiff, and William Sharpe Esquire is Defendant.

Bristol Nightly Watch, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing, maintaining, and well-governing, a Nightly Watch within the City of Bristol;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same.

Counsel were accordingly called in; and the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Mr. Forrester was heard, in Behalf of the Petitioners against the Bill.

Mr. Evans heard also, on the same Side, against the Bill.

Mr. Prat was heard, in Support of the Bill.

Mr. Barrington heard also, on the same Side, for the Bill.

And Mr. Forrester having been heard in Reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Proposed, "To commit the Bill."

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

Grant against Sutherland.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Mrs. Isabella Grant is Appellant, and David Sutherland Respondent:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 28o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Moray.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

E. of Berkeley's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Executors of Augustus late Earl of Berkeley to make Leases of his Estates in Glocestershire, during the Minority of his Children," 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.

Hampden's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Houses and Tenements, at Wendover, in the County of Bucks, late the Estate of John Hampden Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Purchase-money in such Manner as the Residue of his Personal Estate is by his Will directed to be applied."

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. Bennet and Mr. Elde:

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

Kenilworth Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Kenilworth, in the County of Warwick," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Droitwich Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, lying within the Borough of Droitwich, in the County of Worcester, or leading from the said Borough to the several Places therein mentioned, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lords to be summoned on Bristol Nightly Watch, Bill:

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned on Tuesday next, when the House is to be in a Committee on the Bill, for establishing a Nightly Watch within the City of Bristol.

Ld. Middleton and Bird's Exchange, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange of certain Lands, in Little Leake, in the County of Nottingham, pursuant to an Agreement between Francis Lord Middleton and Robert Bird; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

L. Steward.
D. Somerset.
D. St. Albans.
D. Argyll.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Thanet.
E. Essex.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Moray.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
V. Stormont.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Leinster.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Feversham.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Saturday the 15th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Clerke Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of North Weston, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxford, the Estate of Francis Clerke Esquire, in Trustees, to sell the same, to raise Money for Payment of Debts, and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Market Harborough Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Market Harborough in the County of Leicester, through the Town of Lutterworth in the said County, to the City of Coventry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Bartholomew's, London, lighting, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better enlightening and cleansing the Open Places, Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Passages, and Courts, within the Parish of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London, and regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Calverley Common, Bill.

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

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

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Lewis against Sir H. Blunt & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Percival Lewis Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Henry Blunt Baronet and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next; and that the Cause which is appointed for that Day be put off to Wednesday; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Brampston, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Edmund Bramston Esquire and Henrietta Maria his Wife in Trustees, for raising several Sums of Money, for discharging Portions charged upon the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque at et in diem Lunæ, tertium diem Martii, jam prox. sequen hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.