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

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: April 1755, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 391-399. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114387 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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April 1755, 1-10

DIE Jovis, 3o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

L. Ducie takes the Oaths.

Mathew Lord Ducie took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Litchfield Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, altering, continuing, and making more effectual, Two Acts of Parliament, made in the Second and Seventeenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Roads from Coleshill in the County of Warwick, through the City of Litchfield, to Stone in the County of Stafford, and from thence to the City of Chester, and several other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for enlarging the Terms and Powers in the said several Acts."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Manchester Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Manchester, by a Place called The White Smithy in the Township of Crumpsal, to the Town of Rochdale, and from the said Place called The White Smithy, by a Place called Besses of the Barn, to the Town of Bury, and from the said Place called Besses of the Barn to Redcliffe Bridge in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rochdale Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Rochdale to Burnley, in the County of Lancaster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sandwich Bridge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the Water, or Haven, between the Town of Sandwich and the opposite Shore in the County of Kent."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Leeds and Otley Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Leeds in the West Riding of the County of York, through Otley, Skipton, Colne, Burnley, and Blackburn, to Burscough Bridge in Walton in the County of Lancaster, and from Skipton, through Gisburn and Clitheroe, to Preston in the said County of Lancaster."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Manchester.
E. Lincoln.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Plimouth.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
E. Leicester.
E. Guilford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Leinster.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chichester.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.

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

Adjourn.

Dudleius Ryder Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 4o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Arundel Tr.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

L. Arundel of Trerice takes the Oaths.

John Lord Arundel of Trerice took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Erskine & al. Leave to appeal, though out of Time.

A Petition of Francis Erskine of Kirkbuddo and others, Personal Creditors of Alexander Turnbull of Woodstown, deceased, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners transmitted to London an Appeal against an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of February last; but the same did not come to the Hands of the Petitioners Agent within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House for receiving Appeals, because, some of the Appellants living at a Distance from Edinburgh, their Concurrence could not be obtained, nor the Appeal prepared and transmitted more early;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships would be pleased to receive the said Appeal, although the same hath not been presented within the Time limited by the said Standing Order."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Appeal be received, as desired.

Erskine & al. against Scot.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Francis Erskine of Kirkbuddo, George Turnbull Writer to the Signet, and Jean Turnbull his Spouse, and other Personal Creditors of the deceased Alexander Turnbull of Woodstown Merchant in Montrose; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of November 1754, and 18th of February 1755, made on the Behalf of Colonel John Scott of Commis town; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House will give the Appellants such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Colonel John Scott may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 3d Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon his Procurators or Agents in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.

Fremeaux's Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter John Fremeaux, Adriana Constantia Fremeaux, Elizabeth Fremeaux, Maria Catherina Fremeaux, and Gertruda Johanna Fremeaux, who are all Infants under the Age of Eighteen Years;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

M'Leod & al. against Sir W. Dunbar & al.

A Petition of John M'Leod Esquire and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Sir William Dunbar and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing on Friday the 11th Instant, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That, the Extract of the Decree, which must be voluminous, not being yet sent from Scotland, it is impossible for the Petitioners to be prepared for the said Hearing by so short a Day;" and therefore praying, "That the same may be put off for a Fortnight."

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 for a Fortnight, as desired.

Bramston's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to 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."

And the said Amendments, being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Lane, to acquaint them therewith.

Witnesses to attend on Dean's Yard Bill.

Ordered, That the Reverend John Downes, John Feary, Henry Panton, and John Waterman, do attend this House, on Wednesday next, as Witnesses, upon the 2d Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Reverend William Markham Doctor of Laws, and Thomas Salter Esquire, to build Houses, and open a Square, in and upon a certain Piece of Ground called Dean's Yard, Westminster, and several Pieces of Ground contiguous thereto."

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

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

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

Leeds and Otley Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Leeds in the West Riding of the County of York, through Otley, Skipton, Colne, Burnley, and Blackburn, to Burscough Bridge in Walton in the County of Lancaster, and from Skipton, through Gisburn and Clitheroe, to Preston in the said County of Lancaster," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 7o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Marlbourgh, C. P. S.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bath.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Leeds and Otley Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Leeds in the West Riding of the County of York, through Otley, Skipton, Colne, Burnley, and Blackburn, to Burscough Bridge in Walton in the County of Lancaster; and from Skipton, through Gisburn and Clitheroe, to Preston in the said County of Lancaster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, on Wednesday next.

Fremeaux's Nat. Bill; His Majesty's Consent to it.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter John Fremeaux, Adriana Constantia Fremeaux, Elizabeth Fremeaux, Maria Catherina Fremeaux, and Gertruda Johanna Fremeaux, who are all Infants under the Age of Eighteen Years," was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Then the said Bill was read a 2d Time.

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Halifax.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Bath.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Exeter.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Chichester.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 8o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

William Henry Earl of Rochford, Anne Holles Earl of Essex, and Herbert Lord Montjoy, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; the said Earls having first delivered Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Dean's Yard Bill; Vestry Books to be brought, and Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. John Feary, Vestry Clerk of the Parish of Saint Margaret's, Westminster, do attend this House To-morrow, upon the 2d Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Reverend William Markham Doctor of Laws, and Thomas Salter Esquire, to build Houses, and open a Square, in and upon a certain Piece of Ground, called Dean's Yard, Westminster, and several Pieces of Ground contiguous thereto," and bring with him the Vestry Book of the said Parish, in which are entered the Resolutions of the United Vestries of the said Parish and the Parish of Saint John the Evangelist, Westminster, relating to the said Bill, for Three Months last past.

Ordered also, That John Snow and David Lee, Churchwardens of the Parish of Saint Margaret's, Westminster, and John Powell and Jeremiah Malden, Churchwardens of the Parish of Saint John the Evangelist, Westminster, Sir Joseph Ayloffe Baronet, the Reverend Peirson Lloyd, the Reverend Joseph Syms, Daniel Gell, Owen Davies, Thomas Smith, Henry Cheere, James Neeld, Samuel Hunton, John Hickman, James Reynolds, Thomas Windham, Henry Strachey, Joseph Prat, William Lowndes, John Scott, Abraham Farley, Andrews Jelfe, John Castell, and William Morrison, Esquires, Nicholas Spencer, John Thornton, Benjamin Barker, John Bernard, William Bernard, Henry Devis, Henry Conyers, William Gibbard, John Atkinson, William Goff, Ralph Manning, Roger Jackson, John Vaughan, William Pacey, and Richard Pearce, Gentlemen, do attend this House, To-morrow, as Witnesses upon the 2d Reading of the said Bill.

Message from H. C. to return L. Middleton and Bird's Exchange, Bill.

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

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

British White Herring Fishery, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery; and for giving further Encouragement for the carrying on the said Fishery; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Game Act to explain, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Clause in an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the better Preservation of the Game, in relation to the selling or offering to Sale any Game."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Guildford Church, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Onslow and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of The Holy Trinity in Guldeford, in the County of Surry, to sell divers Houses, Lands, Rents, and Annuities, in the said Parish, and in Stoke next Guldeford aforesaid; and to apply the Money arising by Sale thereof towards re-building their Parish Church; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Game Act to explain, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Clause in an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the better Preservation of the Game, in relation to the selling or offering to Sale any Game," be read the 3d Time on Thursday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 9o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes (fn. 1) Albermarle.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Fremeaux's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Bath reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter John Fremeaux, Adriana Constantia Fremeaux, Elizabeth Fremeaux, Maria Catherina Fremeaux, and Gertruda Johanna Fremeaux, who are all Infants under the Age of Eighteen Years," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

British White Herring Fishery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery; and for giving further Encouragement for the carrying on the said Fishery; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Guildford Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of The Holy Trinity in Guldeford, in the County of Surry, to sell divers Houses, Lands, Rents, and Annuities, in the said Parish, and in Stoke next Guldeford aforesaid; and to apply the Money arising by Sale thereof towards re-building their Parish Church; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
M. Rockingham.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Stamford.
E. Thanet.
E. Essex.
E. Cardigan.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. (fn. 2) Albermarle.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Cowper.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Bath.
E. Gower.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Stormont.
Vis. Leinster.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Hereford.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Chichester.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
L. Vere.

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

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Dean's Yard Bill;

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Saint Margaret and Saint John the Evangelist, in the City of Westminster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, alleging "That the Bill depending in this House, for building Houses, and opening a Square, near Dean's Yard in the said City of West minster, will, in many Particulars, be very prejudicial to the Petitioners;" and praying, "That the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Promotions within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dean's Yard Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Reverend William Markham Doctor of Laws, and Thomas Salter Esquire, to build Houses, and open a Square, in and upon a certain Piece of Ground, called Dean's Yard, Westminster, and several Pieces of Ground contiguous thereto;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the said Bill was read a 2d Time.

And Mr. Prat was heard, against the Bill, in Behalf of the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Houses liable to be pulled down by virtue of the said Bill; and called

William Waite, a Carpenter; who was sworn, and examined as to the Extent of the Ground within the Limits of the Bill, the Number and Condition of the Houses thereon; and also as to their not being empty Houses in the Neighbourhood to receive the Persons whose Houses may be pulled down; as also to the Number of Boarding Houses for the Westminster Scholars, and the Nearness of such Houses to the School.

Cross examined, by the Counsel for the Bill, as to his going about to get Names to the Petition against the Bill.

Then John Waterman, Collector of the Poors Tax in the Parish of Saint John the Evangelist, Westminster, was called in, and sworn; and examined, as to the Number of Houses in the said Parish of Saint John that are within the Limits of the Bill, and liable to be pulled down; and what they pay to the Poor's Rate.

Cross examined, by the Counsel for the Bill, as to several of the Houses being inhabited by poor and mean People, not able to pay the said Rates.

Henry Panton, Collector of the Poors Tax in the Parish of Saint Margaret's Westminster, was sworn, and examined as to the Number and Condition of the Houses in the said Parish that are within the Limits of the Bill, and what they pay to the Poors Rate.

Then Mr. Cox was heard, in Support of the Bill; and called

Thomas Smith Esquire; who was sworn, and examined as to the Number and Condition of the Houses that are within the Limits of the Bill, and how and by what Sort of Persons inhabited; and as to there being Room enough in the Neighbourhood to receive Persons who may be obliged to quit their Houses by the Scheme of the Bill; and as to the Scheme's being generally approved by Persons of Consequence in the Parishes; and as to the Limits of the Plan extended from what it was originally, at the Desire of the Parishes, and for their Convenience.

Then John Bernard was called, and sworn; and examined to the same Points as the former Witness; as also to the State and Condition of the Workhouse; and as to a Proposal for laying out Four Hundred Pounds in enlarging the Workhouse, which, if it had taken Place, must have been done by a Pound Rate.

Next, William Bernard was called, and sworn; and examined as to the Persons whose Names are set to the Petition against the Bill; and what Number of Houses must be pulled down, to form the Square and Street intended by the Bill, and the annual Rents of such Houses; as also what Number of the Petitioners are Owners of Houses, and what Number are only Tenants at Will; and as to some Persons having signed the Petition, whose Houses are not within the Limits of the Bill.

Then John Feary, Vestry Clerk, was called, and sworn; and examined as to a Copy of the Bill, as originally framed, being sent to the United Vestries of the Parishes of Saint Margaret's and Saint John's; and as to a Committee of Gentlemen being appointed by the Vestries to watch the Progress of the Bill in the House of Commons; and as to the several Alterations made in it, and Clauses added at the Desire of the said Gentlemen, as advised and settled by their Counsel; and also as to the Scheme's being generally approved by the said Parishes.

And then he withdrew.

And Mr. Prat having been heard for the Petitioners, in Reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

And it being proposed, "To commit the Bill:"

The King's Consent signified.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the said Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 10o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Cleveland.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

The Duke of Portland (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

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

"Press 34. Line 15. After ["stated"], insert the Proviso marked (A)."

"(A) Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to Benjamin Thomas and Richard Beddoes, Two of the People called Quakers, now Prisoners in the Common Gaol of the County of Salop, at the Suit of Joyce Smith, Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Smith Clerk, deceased, for Tithes, or either of them, so as to oblige the said Benjamin Thomas and Richard Beddoes to deliver in and subscribe a Schedule of their respective Estates and Effects; but it shall and may be lawful for the Justices of the Peace of the said County, upon Application made by the said Joyce Smith, or by any Person or Persons for or on Behalf of the said Benjamin Thomas or Richard Beddoes, to cause the said Prisoners respectively to be brought before them at their next general Quarter Sessions of the Peace, together with a Copy or Copies of their Detainer; and to examine into the Value of the Estate and Effects of the said Prisoners, by the Oath of One or more Witness or Witnesses; and to issue a Warrant under their Hands and Seals, or the Hands and Seals of any Two or more of them, thereby directing and requiring the respective Sums due from them the said Prisoners respectively to the said Joyce Smith, and for which they are respectively charged and detained in the said Prison, to be levied upon their respective Goods and Chattels; and if the Goods and Chattels of the said Prisoners respectively shall not be found sufficient, then the Real Estates of the said Prisoners respectively (if any such there be) shall, by the said Justices, be assigned over to the said Joyce Smith, till such Time as the said Debts shall be respectively paid; and the said Prisoners shall, upon their Appearance respectively before the said Justices, and the said Debts due to the said Joyce Smith being respectively paid, be respectively discharged from their Imprisonment, as to the said Debt or Debts."

At the End of the Bill, add the Proviso marked (B).

"(B) Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That no Person who took the Benefit of an Act passed in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors," shall have or receive any Benefit or Advantage of or under this Act, nor be deemed to be within the Meaning thereof; any Thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding."

Urquhart to enter into a Recognizance for Erskine & al.

The House being moved, "That George Urquhart may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Francis Erskine Esquire and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they residing in Scotland:"

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

Game Act to explain, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Clause in an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game," in relation to the selling or offering to Sale any Game:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the 3d Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Fremeaux's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter John Fremeaux, Adriana Constantia Fremeaux, Elizabeth Fremeaux, Maria Catherina Fremeaux, and Gertruda Johanna Fremeaux, who are all Infants under the Age of Eighteen Years."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Sic.