House of Lords Journal Volume 28
February 1756, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: February 1756, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 464-473. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114397 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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February 1756, 1-10

DIE Martis, 3o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

(fn. 1) Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Strat.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Thanks to the Bp. of Landaff, for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Landaph, for the Sermon by him preached before this House, in the Abbey Church Westminster, on Friday the 30th Day of January last; and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be forthwith printed and published.

L. Berkeley of Strat. and L. Sandys take the Oaths.

John Lord Berkeley of Straton and Samuel Lord Sandys took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; their Lordships having first delivered Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

E. of Lincoln's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of several Lands in Bedford Level, the Estate of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Lincoln Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and Katherine Countess of Lincoln his Wife; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, of as great or greater Value, and settling the said Lands so to be purchased to the same Uses as the said Lands to be sold are now settled, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Walker, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bucks and Berks, late the Estate of Thomas Walker Clerk, deceased, in Thomas Walker the Grandson, in Fee Simple, subject to the raising Portions for his Younger Brother and Sisters."

Hanmer, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Elizabeth Hanmer Widow 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 empowering Esther Hanmer Widow, an Infant, to settle her Estates, pursuant to Articles entered into in Consideration of a Marriage agreed upon between Asheton Curzon Esquire and the said Esther Hanmer."

Basingstoke, and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Roads from Basingstoke, through Popham Lane, Sutton, Scotney, and Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lodcomb Corner in the County of Wilts; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Spittlehouse, over Weyhill, to Mullen's Pond in the said County of Southampton."

Recruiting the Army, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the speedy and effecutual recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Palmers against Jackson & al.:

The House being informed, "That James Fox attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers and Proceedings, relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Roger Palmer the Elder and Roger Palmer the Younger Esquires are Appellants, and George Jackson and others are Respondents."

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he withdrew.

Glover's Divorce, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the 2d Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Glover with Hannah Nunn his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Prat appearing as Counsel for the Bill;

But no Counsel appearing on the Behalf of Mrs. Glover against it:

Benjamin Adamson was produced, to prove Service of the Order for giving her Notice of this Proceeding; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That, on the 15th of January last, he delivered a Copy of the Bill, and the said Order, to Mrs. Glover, at Antwerp; and that she then declared to him, "That she would give no Opposition to the Bill."

And then he withdrew.

And the said Bill was read a 2d Time.

Then Mr. Prat was heard, in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and called

Thomas Life, in order to prove the Marriage; who, being sworn, produced a Copy of an Entry in the Register Book of Marriages at The Rolls Chappel, and the Certificate thereof, signed by Doctor Terrick.

And, proving it to be a true Copy, the same was read; whereby it appeared, that Mr. and Mrs. Glover were married, at The Rolls Chappel, the 21st of May, 1737.

Then Thomas Jacks was called; in order to prove Criminal Conversation between William Hollier and Mrs. Glover: And, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he was Servant to Mr. Glover in 1753; and that, in the Summer of that Year, Mr. Glover took Country Lodgings at Stoke Newington; and that, the said William Hollier being an intimate Friend and Acquaintance of his Master's, he and his Wife were entertained by the said Mr. Glover, and lived with him in the same Lodgings at Newington, all that Summer; and that he has observed several indecent Familiarities between the said Mr. Hollier and Mrs. Glover; such as sitting in each other's Lap, he with his Arms about her Neck and round her Waist, and kissing her; and that, when Mr. Glover has been absent, as he generally lay Once or Twice a Week in London, Mr. Hollier would get up at 3 or 4 o'Clock in the Morning, and leave his own Bed and his Wife, and go into Mrs. Glover's Bed Chamber, and stay there for some Time, and the Door has been fastened on the Inside; and at such Times he the Witness has heard them whisper and kiss, and has heard the Bed creak."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mrs. Margery Glover, Sister in Law to the said Mrs. Glover, was called in; and, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That, in 1754, Mr. Glover and his Wife came to an Agreement to part, and live separate; and that the said Mrs. Glover declared her Intention to go and live in France, and requested her, the Witness, to accompany her; and that accordingly she went with her to Paris, where they arrived on the 21st of May 1754; and that, on the 5th of June following, Mr. Hollier came to Paris to Mrs. Glover; and that they expressed great Joy at seeing each other; that they lived together at Paris, in the same House, as Man and Wife, and went by the Name of Mr. and Mrs. Halifax; and from thence they went to St. Cloud, where they took an House, and lived together as Man and Wife, and went by the same Name of Halifax; and that the (the Witness) stayed with them till the 18th of July, when the left them, and came to England; and that she has often seen them in naked Bed together, both at Paris and St. Cloud."

She is directed to withdraw.

Then the said Benjamin Adamson was again called in; and, being examined, acquainted the House, "That they live together now at Antwerp, as Man and Wise, and go by the Name of Mr. and Mrs. Hollier."

Then William Skelton, Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the Original Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against the said Hannab Glover, for Adultery.

And the same was read.

Then the said Benjamin Adamson was again called in; and produced a Copy of a Judgement of Outlawry against the said William Hollier, in an Action of Criminal Conversation, at the Suit of Mr. Glover, in the Court of King's Bench.

And, proving it to be a true Copy, he having examined it with the Record in the Treasury of the said Court at Westminster:

The same was read.

Then a Deed for making a Provision of Two Hundred Pounds a Year for Mrs. Glover was produced, dated 2d of February 1756.

And the Execution thereof by the said Mr. Glover being proved by the said Benjamin Adamson:

The said Deed was read.

And the Evidence being finished:

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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, To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 4o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Strat.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

B. of Lincoln's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Lands in Bedford Level, the Estate of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Lincoln, Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and Catherine Countess of Lincoln his Wife; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, of as great or greater Value, and settling the said Lands so to be purchased to the same Uses as the said Lands to be sold are now settled; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Walker's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bucks and Berks, late the Estate of Thomas Walker Clerk, deceased, in Thomas Walker the Grandson, in Fee Simple, subject to the raising Portions for his Younger Brother and Sisters."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shastesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Strafford.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Buckingham.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Folkestone.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Delawarr.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Berkeley Strat.
L. Cathcart.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Cadogan.
L. Talbot.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 19th Day of this Instant February, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Recruiting the Army, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the speedy and effectual recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines."

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, To-morrow.

Hanmer's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Esther Hanmer, an Infant, to settle her Estates, pursuant to Articles entered into in Consideration of a Marriage agreed upon between Asheton Curzon Esquire and the said Esther Hanmer."

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.

Motion to shorten the Time of Committees meeting on it.

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

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

Motion for an Address that, if there shall be a Necessity for calling in Foreign Troops, His Majesty would choose His own Electoral Forces.

A Motion was made, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased, in case He shall see a Necessity of calling any Foreign Troops for the Defence of these Dominions, which he is entitled to by Treaty or otherwise, may have in His Pay, that He would rather choose the Assistance of His own Electoral Troops, on whose Affection and Bravery He can with the greatest Safety rely, for the Protection of His undoubted Right to the Imperial Crown of these Kingdoms."

Which being objected to; and a Question stated thereupon:

After Debate;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Glover's Divoice Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 5o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.

PRAYERS.

Basingstoke and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Roads from Basingstoke, through Popham Lane, Sutton, Scotney, and Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lodcomb Corner in the County of Wilts; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Spittlehouse, over Weyhill, to Mullen's Pond in the said County of Southampton."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bedford.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Essex.
E. Cardigan.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Morton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.

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.

Glover's Divoice, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Glover with Hannah Nunn, his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Parson, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Parson Gentleman and Honour his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Portions for Younger Children; and for laying out the Surplus, if any, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of their Marriage Settlement."

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for Mynors to take the Name of Gouge;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Mynors Esquire and his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Gouge, in Pursuance of the Will of Nicholas Gouge, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Woollaston's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act, made in the Twentyseventh Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Isaac Laurence Woollaston Baronet, an Infant, situate in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, and Norfolk, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, to raise Money for Payment of his Sisters Portions; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Hanmer's Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Esther Hanmer, an Infant, to settle her Estates, pursuant to Articles entered into in Consideration of a Marriage agreed upon between Asheton Curzon Esquire and the said Esther Hanmer," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

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

Woollaston's Bill; Commons Amendments agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Isaac Laurence Woollaston Baronet, an Infant, situate in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, and Norfolk, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, to raise Money for Payment of his Sisters Portions; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same were read Twice by the Clerk.

And the said Amendments being made in Consequence of the Death of Richard Bingham Esquire, One of the Trustees, who died since the Bill passed this House:

And Mr. Israel Woollaston, Agent for the Bill, attending, in order to prove the Death of the said Richard Bingham:

And Taylor White Esquire, the Trustee named in the Place of the said Richard Bingham, also attending, to declare his Acceptance of the said Trust;

They were called in.

And the said Israel Woollaston, being sworn, informed the House, "That the said Richard Bingham died on the 6th of January last."

And the said Taylor White declaring his Willingness to accept the said Trust:

They were directed to withdraw.

Then the said Amendments were read the Third Time, and agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Recruiting the Army, Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the speedy and effectual Recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House, and are as follow; videlicet,

"Pr. 7, L. 27. Leave out ["and"], and insert ["shall find"]."

"L. 29. Leave out ["after"]."

"Pr. 14, L. 35. Leave out ["Admiralty or"]."

"L. 36. Leave out ["them respectively"], and insert ["him"]."

"L. 37. After ["Book"], insert ["or, if a Marine, without the Consent of the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners of the Admiralty for the Time being, first had and obtained"]."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, sextum diem instantis Februarii, decima hora Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 6o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Northumberland.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

In order to solemnize this Day; being, by His Majesty's Royal Proclamation, appointed to be observed as a general Fast;

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 9o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresin.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Thanks to the Bp. of Lincoln, for his Sermon on the Fast-day.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, for the Sermon by him preached before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Friday last; and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be printed and published.

Radway Commen Field, to enclose, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field, called Radway Field, within the Township of Radway, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Countess of Kildare against Burton & al.:

The House was informed, "That Robert Maddock attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers and Proceedings, relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein the Countess of Kildare and others are Appellants, and Benjamin Burton Esquire and others are Respondents:"

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.

Hanmer's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Esther Hanmer, an Infant, to settle her Estates, pursuant to Articles entered into in Consideration of a Marriage agreed upon between Asheton Curzon Esquire and the said Esther Hanmer," 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.

Basingstoke and other Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Roads from Basingstoke, through Popham Lane, Sutton, Scotney, and Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lodcomb Corner in the County of Wilts; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Spittlehouse, over Weyhill, to Mullen's Pond in the said County of Southampton," 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."

Parson's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Parson Gentleman and Honour his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Portions for Younger Children; and for laying out the Surplus, if any, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of their Marriage Settlement."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Landaff.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 24th Day of this Instant February, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Skrine, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Dickson Skrine and Elizabeth his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Farms, in the County of Surry, settled upon the Marriage of Richard Dickson Skrine Esquire with Elizabeth his now Wife, to be sold, and conveyed pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchase-money in other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the Uses of their Marriage Settlement."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 10o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes (fn. 2) Hyndford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Hanmer's Bills:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Esther Hanmer, an Infant, to settle her Estates, pursuant to Articles entered into in Consideration of a Marriage agreed upon between Asheton Curzon Esquire and the said Esther Hanmer."

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.

Basingstoke and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Roads from Basingstoke, through Popham Lane, Sutton, Scotney, and Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lodcomb Corner in the County of Wilts; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Spittlehouse, over Weyhill, to Mullen's Pond in the said County of Southampton."

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 same Messengers:

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

Radway Common Field, to enclose, Bill: King's Consent signified.

The Lord Chancellor informed the House, "That His Majesty, having been acquainted with the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field, called Radway Field, within the Township of Radway, in the County of Warwick," was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown in 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:

D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Thanet.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Morton.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Hyndford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
E. Darlington.
V. Fauconberg.
Ld. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
Ld. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.

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.

Sutton upon the Forest, Common Fields, to enclose, Bill.

The Earl of Carlisle, pursuant to an Order of the 26th of January last, presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, and Commons, in the Township of Sutton upon the Forest, in the County of York; and for giving Compensations, in Lieu of Tithes, to the Impropriator of the Rectory and the Vicar of Sutton aforesaid."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Broadhead's Guardians, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Bingley and Ann Brinkman, as Guardians or Trustees of Theodore Henry Broadhead, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Theodore Henry Broadhead, an Infant, to make Leases of the Estates given and devised to him by the Will of his Uncle Henry Broadhead Esquire, deceased."

Skrine's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Farms, in the County of Surry, settled upon the Marriage of Richard Dickson Skrine Esquire with Elizabeth his now Wife, to be sold, and conveyed pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchase-money in other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the Uses of their Marriage Settlement."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 25th Day of this Instant February, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peets; and to adjourn as they please.

Wiggett to take the Name of Bulwer, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Wiggett Esquire, now called William Bulwer, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Bulwer, pursuant to the Will of William Bulwer Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Esternod's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jost David Esternod;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bennet, Leave for a Nat. Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Bonnet; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Epus.
2 Origin. Hynford.