House of Lords Journal Volume 28
March 1755, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: March 1755, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 348-361. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114384 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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March 1755, 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 3o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Moray.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Bath.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Kingston upon Hull, Poor, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

E. of Berkeley's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Norton by Daventry Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Norton by Daventry, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nunburnholme Common, Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Pastures, or Commons, in the Township of Nunburnholme, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Launceston Poor, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Lee and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Borough of Dunheved, otherwise Launceston, and Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Cornwall;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Knighton Common, Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement, for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, and a Cow Pasture, in Knighton, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sankey Brook, navigable, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the River or Brook called Sankey Brook, and the Three several Branches thereof, from the River Mersey, below Sankey Bridges, up to Boardman's Stone Bridge on the South Branch, to Gerard's Bridge on the Middle Branch thereof, and to Peny Bridge on the North Branch thereof, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for adjusting the Measure of Coal to be brought down the said River or Brook, and sold within the Town of Liverpool, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ashburton, &c. in Devonshire, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chudleigh Bridge, in the Parish of Hennock, in the County of Devon, through the Town and Borough of Ashburton, to Brent Bridge, in the Parish of South Brent, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lewis against Sir H. Blunt & al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Percival Lewis Esquire; complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer, of the 25th of June 1754, so far as the same hath over-ruled the Appellant's First Exception to the Deputy Remembrancer's Report; and praying, "That the said Order might be reversed; and that the said Deputy might be directed to give the Appellant Credit, in the Accompt, for the Sum of Three Thousand Six Hundred Pounds, as lent on his Subscription Receipt, in the Appeal mentioned; and that he might have such further and other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Sir Henry Blunt Baronet and Robinson Knight, and the Answer of Michael Impey and John Freemantle Esquires, 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 Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Order therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Forbes & al. against L. Forbes.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Jane Maria Forbes, Eldest Daughter of the deceased William Lord Forbes, and Wife of Captain James Dundas Younger of Dundas, and of Elizabeth Forbes, also Daughter of the deceased William Lord Forbes, and Wife of Doctor John Gregory Physician in Aberdeen, and of the said Captain Dundas and Doctor Gregory, for their respective Interests; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 13th Day of February last, made on the Behalf of James Lord Forbes; and praying, "That the same may be reversed and varied; and that this House will give the Appellants such Relief as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Lord Forbes may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 31st Day of this Instant March; and Service of this Order upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session shall be deemed good Service.

Bramston's Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

D. Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Scarborough.
E. Moray.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
L. Vere.

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

Clerke's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of North Weston, and several Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxford, the Estate of Francis Clerke Esquire, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same, to raise Money, for Payment of Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Market-Harborough Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

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

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

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the 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."

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

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

Calverley Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

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

Sankey Brook, navigable, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the River or Brook called Sankey Brook, and the Three several Branches thereof, from the River Mersey, below Sankey Bridges, up to Boardman's Stone Bridge on the South Branch, to Gerard's Bridge on the Middle Branch thereof, and to Peny Bridge on the North Branch thereof, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for adjusting the Measure of Coal to be brought down the said River or Brook, and sold within the Town of Liverpool, in the said County."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 4o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Moray.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

William Henry Earl of Rochford and Edward Lord Wentworth took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Finford Bridge to Banbury, and other Roads, 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 Roads leading from The Cross of Hand near Finford Bridge in the County of Warwick, through the Town of Southam in the same County, to the Borough of Banbury in the County of Oxford, and from The Guide Post in the Village of Adderbury in the same County, through Kidlington, to The Mile Way leading towards the City of Oxford; and also the Road leading from a Place called The Two Mile Tree near the City of Oxford, over Gosford otherwise Gossard Bridge, to a certain Gate entering upon Weston on the Green in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Henley Bridge to Dorchester, and other Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Willoughby Aston and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Henley Bridge in the County of Oxford to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called The Mile Stone in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge in the said County, and for widening the said Roads; and also for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the End of Culham Bridge next to Culham in the County of Oxford, to the End of Burford Bridge next to Abingdon in the County of Berks, and from The Mayors Stone at the End of The BoarStreet in the Town of Abingdon aforesaid to Shippon in the said County of Berks, and from thence to the West End of the Town of Fyfield in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Osmotherley Common, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl Verney and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement, for enclosing Osmotherley Moor, or Common, in the County of York; and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ferry between Radcliffe and Rotherhith, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and maintaining a Ferry across the River Thames, between the Hamlet of Radcliffe in the County of Middlesex, and the Parish of Rotherhith in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were severally read the First Time.

Knighton Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement, for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, and a Cow Pasture, in Knighton, in the County of Leicester."

Sir J. Chichester & al for Partition of Chudleigh's Estate, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees 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," 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.

Sankey Brook, navigable, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the River or Brook called Sankey Brook, and the Three several Branches thereof, from the River Mersey, below Sankey Bridges, up to Boardman's Stone Bridge on the South Branch, to Gerard's Bridge on the Middle Branch thereof, and to Penny Bridge on the North Branch thereof, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for adjusting the Measure of Coal to be brought down the said River or Brook, and sold within the Town of Liverpool, in the said County."

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Dorset.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Essex.
E. Cardigan.
E. Carlisle.
E. Litchfield.
E. Rochford.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Strafford.
E. Bristol.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Bath.
E. Portsmouth.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Hertford.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Folkestone.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Chichester.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.

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.

Nunburnholme Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, and Pastures or Commons, in the Township of Nunburnholme, in the County of York."

Launceston Poor, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Borough of Dunbeved, otherwise Launceston, and Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Cornwall."

Ashburton and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chudleigh Bridge, in the Parish of Hennock, in the County of Devon, through the Town and Borough of Ashburton, to Brent Bridge, in the Parish of South Brent, in the said County."

Norton by Daventry, Common Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Norton by Daventry, in the County of Northampton."

Kingston upon Hull, Poor, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kenilworth Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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. Waple:

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

Bor against Bor:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Jacob Bor attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers and Proceedings relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Gerard Bor a Minor, by William Cooper Esquire his Guardian, is Appellant, and the said Jacob Bor is Respondent:"

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.

Bristol Nightly Watch, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing, maintaining, and well-governing, a Nightly Watch within the City of Bristol."

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."

Caldecot Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Gilbert Caldecot 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 charging the settled and unsettled Estates of Gilbert Caldecot Esquire, with raising Money, to pay his Debts and Encumbrances; and for limiting his unsettled Estate, so charged, to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement."

Stow on the Wold, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Hand and Post at the Top of Burford Lane in the County of Gloucester, to Stow on the Wold, and from thence to Halford Bridge in the County of Warwick; and also the Road from The Cross Hands on Salford Hill to The Hand and Post in the Parish of Dowdeswell in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 5o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Moray.
Comes Home.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Advocate against D. Gordon.

A Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Duke of Gordon is Respondent, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the Matters in Issue between the Parties are under Reference, and likely to be accommodated; that the Hearing of the said Cause, which is appointed for Wednesday the 12th Instant, may be put off to Wednesday the Sixteenth of April 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 to Wednesday the Sixteenth of April next, as desired.

Hill & al. against Sir A. Grant; & è contra.

A Petition of Sir Archibald Grant, Respondent to an Appeal depending in this House, in which Edward Hill Esquire and others are Appellants, and Appellant in a Cross Appeal to which the said Edward Hill and others are Respondents, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the Petitioner cannot be ready by Friday next, the Day appointed for hearing the said Cause, and no Prejudice can happen to the Original Appellants by a short Delay; that the said Hearing may be put off for a few Days."

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 Wednesday the Twelfth Instant.

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

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Burroughs:

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

Knighton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement, for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, and a Cow Pasture, in Knighton, in the County of Leicester."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarborough.
E. Jersey.
E. Moray.
E. Home.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Harcourt.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Stormont.
Ld. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chichester.
Ld. Willoughby P.
L. Clifton.
L. Strange.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Archer.

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

Finford Bridge, to Banbury, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from The Cross of Hand near Finford Bridge in the County of Warwick, through the Town of Southam in the same County, to the Borough of Banbury in the County of Oxford, and from The Guide Post in the Village of Adderbury in the same County, through Kidlington, to The Mile Way leading towards the City of Oxford, and also the Road leading from a Place called The Two Mile Tree near the City of Oxford, over Gosford otherwise Gossard Bridge, to a certain Gate entering upon Weston on the Green 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

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

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the 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," 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."

Market-Harborough Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

Bramston's Bill, Motion to shorten the Time of meeting of 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 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," 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.

Nunburnholme Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, and Pastures or Commons, in the Township of Nunburnholme, in the County of York."

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

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

Launceston Poor, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Borough of Dunbeved, otherwise Launceston, and Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Cornwall."

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

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

Ashburton and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chudleigh Bridge, in the Parish of Hennock, in the County of Devon, through the Town and Borough of Ashburton, to Brent Bridge, in the Parish of South Brent, 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cambridge Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts, for repairing the Road from Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath and the Town of Cambridge; for repairing the Road from Foulmire to Cambridge, and for repairing other ruinous Parts of the Highways adjacent to the Road from Foulmire to Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

York Buildings Annuitants against D. of Norfolk & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein James Peachey Esquire and others, Trustees for the Annuitants for Lives payable by the York Buildings Company, are Appellants, and Edward Duke of Norfolk and others are Respondents:

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

Archbp of York & al. Leave for a Bill, to exchange Lands in Myton:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of his Grace the Archbishop of York 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 establishing an Exchange of divers Lands and Tithes in Myton, in the County of York, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the said County, pursuant to an Agreement between the Lord Archbishop of York as Appropriator, the Bishop of Norwich Lessee of the Rectory, and Henry Herd Clerk Vicar of the Parish Church, and Sir Brian Stapylton Lord of the Manor, of Myton aforesaid."

Caldecot's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging the settled and unsettled Estates of Gilbert Caldecot Esquire with raising Money, to pay his Debts and Encumbrances; and for limiting his unsettled Estate, so charged, to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 6o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Moray.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Sankey Brooke navigable, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the River or Brook called Sankey Brook, and the Three several Branches thereof, from the River Mersey, below Sankey Bridges, up to Boardman's Stone Bridge on the South Branch, to Gerard's Bridge on the Middle Branch thereof, and to Penny Bridge on the North Branch thereof, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for adjusting the Measure of Coal to be brought down the said River or Brook, and sold within the Town of Liverpool 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."

Kirkham's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees 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," 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.

Launceston Poor, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Borough of Dunbeved, otherwise Launceston, and Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen in the County of Cornwall:" 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."

Ashburton Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chudleigh Bridge, in the Parish of Hennock in the County of Devon, through the Town and Borough of Ashburton, to Brent Bridge, in the Parish of South Brent, 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."

Bristol Nightly Watch, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing, maintaining, and well-governing, a Nightly Watch within the City of Bristol."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Abp. of York & al. Exchange of Lands in Myton, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Exchange of divers Lands and Tithes in Myton, in the County of York, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the said County, pursuant to an Agreement between the Lord Archbishop of York, as Appropriator, the Bishop of Norwich Lessee of the Rectory, and Henry Herd Clerk Vicar of the Parish Church, and Sir Brian Stapylton Lord of the Manor, of Myton aforesaid."

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

M. Lothian.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarborough.
E. Jersey.
E. Moray.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Hyndford.
E. Gower.
E. Egremont.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Stormont.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Chichester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 21st 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 Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee may meet upon the said Bill 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.

Norton by Daventry Common Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Norton by Daventry, in the County of Northampton."

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

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

Cambridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts, for repairing the Road from Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath and the Town of Cambridge, for repairing the Road from Foulmire to Cambridge, and for repairing other ruinous Parts of the Highways adjacent to the Road from Foulmire to Cambridge."

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

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

Henley Bridge to Dorchester, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Henley Bridge in the County of Oxford to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile-Stone in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge in the said County, and for widening the said Roads; and also for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the End of Culham Bridge next to Culham in the County of Oxford, to the End of Burford Bridge next to Abingdon in the County of Berks, and from The Mayor's Stone at the End of The Boar Street, in the Town of Abingdon aforesaid to Shippon in the said County of Berks, and from thence to the West End of the Town of Fyfield in the same 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ratcliffe to Rotherhithe, Ferry, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and maintaining a Ferry across the River Thames, between the Hamlet of Ratcliffe in the County of Middlesex, and the Parish of Rotherhithe in the County of Surrey."

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

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

Bramston'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 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," 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, as that the Committee may meet, to consider the said Bill, on Wednesday next.

York Buildings Annuitants against D. of Norfolk & al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Peachey, Hilliard Hely, Alexander Bennett, William Lock, Thomas Lewis, and Edward Emmett Esquires, on Behalf of themselves, and as Trustees for the Annuitants for Lives payable by the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 31st of January 1751; and of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session, of the 14th of February and 30th of June 1752; and praying, "That the same, or so much thereof as affects the Appellants or any of the Proprietors of exchanged Bonds in the Appeal mentioned, might be reversed, or that this House would please to 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 Edward Duke of Norfolk, John Sutton Esquire, Sir Robert Clifton Knight of the Honourable Order of the Bath, the Representatives of Sir Alexander Murray of Stanhope Baronet, deceased, Sir Archibald Grant of Monimusk Baronet, the Representatives of George Wade Esquire Field Marshal of His Majesty's Forces, deceased, Alexander Ouchterlony of London Merchant, William Neilson Merchant in Edinburgh, Richard Graham and Peter Murdock both Merchants in Glasgow Mr. Hew Craufurd Clerk to His Majesty's Signet, Factor for the said Duke of Norfolk, and his Partners, and of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, 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 Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that so much of the said Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 31st of January 1751, as is therein complained of, and also the Interlocutor of the Lords of Session of the 30th of June 1752, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Interlocutor of the 14th of February 1752, so far as the same is not varied by the said last mentioned Interlocutor of the said 30th of June, be, and the same is hereby, also affirmed.

Breaston Cowpasture Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham presented to the House, pursuant to an Order of the 20th of January last, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Breaston Cow-Pasture, in the County of Derby."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 7o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Stansfield Estates, for Sale of, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Lionel Pilkington and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of several Estates of Robert Stansfield Esquire, in the County of York; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, in the said County of York, to be settled to the like Uses;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for Grimston to take the Name of Luckyn:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable Harbottle Grimston Esquire and the Heirs of his Body to take and use the Surname and Arms of Luckyn, pursuant to the Wills of Sir Harbottle Luckyn Baronet and Edward Luckyn Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Christ's Hospital Exchange of Lands, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging of Lands, between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London Governors of Christ's Hospital, and John Leman Esquire;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Crowle to exchange Lands with the Crown, Bill;

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Reversion of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of York, in Trust for Richard Crowle Esquire, in Exchange for Houses and Lands near His Majesty's Palace of Windsor, and for other Consideration to be paid for the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

and Lambard to sell a Messuage to Lady J. Coke, Bill.

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

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

Sir J. D. Colt's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Sir John Dutton Colt Baronet in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging several Encumbrances affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses," 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.

Henley Bridge to Dorchester, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Henley Bridge in the County of Oxford to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile Stone in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge in the said County, and for widening the said Roads; and also for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the End of Culham Bridge next to Culham in the County of Oxford, to the End of Burford Bridge next to Abingdon in the County of Berks, and from The Mayor's Stone at the End of The Boar Street in the Town of Abingdon aforesaid, to Shippon in the said County of Berks, and from thence to the West End of the Town of Fyfield in the same 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."

Finford Bridge and Banbury, &c Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Guilford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from The Cross of Hand near Finford Bridge in the County of Warwick, through the Town of Southam in the same County, to the Borough of Banbury in the County of Oxford, and from the Guide Post in the Village of Adderbury in the same County, through Kidlington, to The Mile Way leading towards the City of Oxford, and also the Road leading from a Place called The Two Mile Tree near the City of Oxford, over Gosford otherwise Gossard Bridge, to a certain Gate entering upon Weston on the Green 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."

Cambridge Road, Bill.

The Lord Montfort reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts, for repairing the Road from Stump Cross to NewmarketHeath and the Town of Cambridge, for repairing the Road from Foulmire to Cambridge, and for repairing other ruinous Parts of the Highways adjacent to the Road from Foulmire to Cambridge," 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."

Kirkham's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Osmotherley Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement, for enclosing Osmotherley Moor, or Common, in the County of York; and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
D. Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Halifax.
E. Gower.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
V. Fauconberg.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Archer.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 21st Instant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Launceston Poor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Borough of Dunheved, otherwise Launceston, and Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Cornwall."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sankey Brook navigable, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act (fn. 1) for making navigable the River or Brook called Sankey Brook, and the Three several Branches thereof, from the River Mersey, below Sankey Bridges, up to Boardman's Stone Bridge on the South Branch, to Gerard's Bridge on the Middle Branch thereof, and to Penny Bridge on the North Branch thereof, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for adjusting the Measure of Coal to be brought down the said River or Brook, and sold within the Town of Liverpool in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashburton Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chudleigh Bridge, in the Parish of Hennock, in the County of Devon, through the Town and Borough of Ashburton, to Brent Bridge, in the Parish of South Brent, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Market Harborough Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Breaston Cowpasture, Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Breaston Cow Pasture, in the County of Derby."

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 this Day Sevennight, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sheriffs Depute, &c. in Scotland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act concerning the Offices of Sheriff Depute and Stewart Depute in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Abp. of York & al. Exchange of Land, in Myton, Bill;

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, 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 establishing an Exchange of divers Lands and Tithes in Myton, in the County of York, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the said County, pursuant to an Agreement between the Lord Archbishop of York as Appropriator, the Bishop of Norwich Lessee of the Rectory, and Henry Herd Clerk Vicar of the Parish Church, and Sir Brian Stapylton Lord of the Manor, of Myton aforesaid," 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 Thursday next.

D. Roxburgh against Jeffrey & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Duke of Roxburgh; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of November 1753, 11th of January and 18th of February 1755; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended; and that this House will grant the Appellant such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Ninian Jeffrey and others Pursuers may be required to answer the said Ap peal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Ninian Jeffrey and others Pursuers may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 4th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of their Counsel or Agents before the Court of Session shall be deemed good Service.

Trotter against Trotter.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Jean Trotter, Widow of Robert Cairns Merchant in Leith, deceased; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of February 1755; made on the Behalf of Archibald Trotter Merchant in Edinburgh; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 11th of July 1754, may be affirmed; and that this House will grant the Appellant such other Relief as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Trotter may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 4th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 10o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

D. of Marlborough takes the Oaths.

Charles Duke of Marlborough Lord Privy Seal took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Grace having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Norton by Daventry Common Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick 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 Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Norton by Daventry, in the County of Northampton," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Knighton Common Bill.

The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement, for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, and a Cow Pasture, in Kinghton, in the County of Derby," 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."

Nunburneholme 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 Nunburnholme, 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."

Sir J. D. Colt's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Sir John Dutton Colt Baronet in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging several Encumbrances affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

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.

Sheriffs Depute, &c. in Scotland, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act concerning the Offices of Sheriff Depute and Stewart Depute in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland," be read a 2d Time on Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Leeds, lighting the Streets, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlightening the Streets and Lanes, and regulating the Pavements, in the Town of Leeds, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Edinburgh Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of the Twentyfourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the High Roads in the County of Edinburgh to and from the City of Edinburgh, and from Crammond Bridge to the Town of Queen's Ferry in the County of Linlithgow; and for making the said Act more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hawling Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, within the Manor and Parish of Hawling, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bradford, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the West End of Toller Lane near Bradford, through Haworth, in the County of York, to a Place called Blue Bell near Colne in the County of Lancaster, and from a Place called The Two Laws to Kighley in the said County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Messages from H. C. to return Sir J. St. Aubin & al. Bill to explain Sir W. Morrice's Will;

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

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

and Montaguhouse British Museum, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Montagu House in Trustees and their Heirs, freed and discharged from all the Estates, Uses, and Agreements, to which it at present stands limited and appointed, upon Trust, to convey the same to the Trustees of The British Museum, for a general Repository, and upon such other Trusts as therein are mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Houghton against West & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Arthur Houghton of the County of Wexford in the Kingdom of Ireland Esquire is Appellant; and Ann West and others are Respondents:

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

Finford Bridge, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from The Cross of Hand near Finford Bridge in the County of Warwick, through the Town of Southam in the same County, to the Borough of Banbury in the County of Oxford, and from the Guide-Post in the Village of Adderbury in the same County, through Kidlington, to The Mile Way leading towards the City of Oxford, and also the Road leading from a Place called The Two Mile Tree near the City of Oxford; over Gosford otherwise Gossard Bridge, to a certain Gate entering upon Weston on the Green 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.

Passavant, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

A Petition of John Ulric Passavant, was presented, and read; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization.

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

Whereupon the Lord Willoughby of Parham presented a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Ulric Passavant."

Bill read.

And the same was read the First Time.

Kirkman, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

A Petition of Jacob Kirkman, was presented, and read, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization.

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

And thereupon the Lord Willoughby of Parham presented a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jacob Kirkman."

Bill read.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.