House of Lords Journal Volume 29
March 1758, 1-10

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March 1758, 1-10

DIE Mercurii, 1o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Glen Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, in Great Glen, in the County of Leicester, called The Upper or North End Fields, and all the Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the same Fields."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Warwick.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aylesford.
E. Effingham.
E. Northumberland.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Weymouth.
Ld. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Feversham.

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.

Marine Forces, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

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

Delany against Tenison & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein the Reverend Patrick Delany Doctor in Divinity is Appellant, and Thomas Tenison Esquire and others are Respondents:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, secundum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 2o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Address for Papers, on Occasion of the Seamens Wages Bill.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that the proper Officers do lay before this House, a Copy of the Letter from the Commissioners of the Navy to the Secretary of the Admiralty, dated 16th May 1757, relating to a Bill under the Consideration of this House in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy; and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages, and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same for the Support of their Wives and Families; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments:" And likewise, a Copy of the Heads of any Bill, or Bills, prepared by the said Commissioners of the Navy, relating thereunto: And also, Copies of all Orders and Letters from the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, to the Commissioners of the Navy, for the Payment of the Wages due upon any of His Majesty's Ships since the 5th of April last; together with an Account of all Proceedings had thereon."

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

Miller against Alexander.

Upon reading the Petition of John Miller of Greenock, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, which stands appointed to be heard, wherein William Alexander Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, "That, by reason of the Petitioner's being detained in Foreign Parts since the bringing his Appeal, his Agent in Scotland neglected the taking out and transmitting the Extract of the Proceedings in this Cause to his Agent in London, who did not receive the same till Yesterday; and that his said Appeal having been lately amended by their Lordships Order, by adding thereto a Variety of Interlocutors, further Proceedings relative to the amended Appeal are necessary to be sent to the Petitioner's Agent here, as also to the Respondent's Agent; whereby neither of the said Agents can possibly prepare the Cause for hearing, so early as the Time at which it will come on in Course to be heard;" and therefore praying, "That the said Hearing may be put off till after the ensuing Recess at Easter; the Respondent's Agent having signed the said Petition, signifying his Consent thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the Second Cause-day after the Recess at Easter.

Cirencester Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of the Act of the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty, for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of the Thirteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Roads from Cirencester Town's End to Saint John's Bridge in the County of Gloucester, as directs, that the Inhabitants of the several Parishes and Hamlets therein named shall pass Toll-free; and for repairing the Street from The High Cross in Cirencester to the Town's End there; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by the said Two former Acts," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the 3d Time To-morrow Sevennight.

L. Bulkeley's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution several Contracts, made by or on Behalf of James late Lord Bulkeley in the Kingdom of Ireland, in his Life-time, for Sale of several Lands and Tenements in the County of Anglesey; and for applying the Purchase-money to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Lincoln.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Feversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 17th 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.

Delany against Tenison & al.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein the Reverend Patrick Delany Doctor in Divinity is Appellant, and Thomas Tenison Esquire and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow be put off till Monday next, and the other Causes removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 3o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Delany against Tenison & al.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein the Reverend Patrick Delany Doctor in Divinity is Appellant, and Thomas Tenison Esquire and others are Respondents:

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

Chester, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Charles Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester; and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution."

Pippard against Corporation of Drogheda.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Henry Pippard, late of the Town of Drogheda in the Kingdom of Ireland, but now of Croshie Hall in the County of Lancaster Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, of the 3d Day of February 1758; and praying, "That the same may be reversed and set aside; and that this House will be pleased to make such further or other Order, for the Appellant's Relief in the Premises, as the Nature, Justice, and Circumstances of the Case shall require; and that the Mayor, Sheriffs, Burgesses, and Commons, of the Town and County of the Town of Drogheda, Ann Godley, Margaret Woodward, and Isaac Holroyde Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mayor, Sheriffs, Burgesses, and Commons, Ann Godley, Margaret Woodward, and Isaac Holroyde, 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 7th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any One of the Clerks in Court of the said Respondents in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 6o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

State of National Debt delivered.

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

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Address of this House to His Majesty of the 22d of February last,

"A State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 11th Day of January 1757, and 11th Day of January 1758; together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year; and to the Payment of what Debts, contracted before the 25th Day of December 1716, the said Fund hath been applied."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Papers from the Navy Office delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Hall, One of the Commissioners of the Navy, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Address of this House to His Majesty, of the 27th of February last,

"A State of the Debt of His Majesty Navy, as it stood on the 31st of December 1757."

And also, "An Account of the Number of Seamen and Marines employed in the Service of the Royal Navy, from the 31st of December 1756, to the 31st of December 1757, upon a Medium of each Month; distinguishing what Number were borne, and what mustered, in the said Service."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said State and Account do lie on the Table.

Countess Ferrers' Pet. for a Bill of Separation.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Countess Ferrers, Wife of the Right Honourable Laurence Earl Ferrers; setting forth (among other Things), "That Endeavours having been used by Friends, for settling by Arbitration the unhappy Differences between the Petitioner and the said Earl, the Arbitrators met for that Purpose; and that the said Earl did, without any Provocation, insult and abuse Mr. Norton, One of the said Arbitrators, and threaten to shoot him; whereby the Arbitrators were prevented from proceeding, and will not act further in the said Arbitration; and that, by reason of the said Arbitration, the Petitioner has been prevented from presenting her Petition to this House within the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving Petitions for Private Bills;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to dispense with the said Order in the present Case, and to receive a Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill, for separating the said Earl from the Petitioner, by reason of Cruelty; and for such Redress and Relief as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem proper, just, and reasonable:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be received, as desired.

Accordingly, a Petition of the said Countess Ferrers, was presented, and read, as follows:

"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.

"The humble Petition of Mary Countess Ferrers, Wife of the Right Honourable Laurence Earl Ferrers;

"Sheweth,

"That your Petitioner was married to the said Earl Ferrers in the Month of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two, who, soon after their Marriage, behaved to her in a most ill-natured and abusive Manner; and, for the Space of Three Years, your Petitioner hath, without any Sort of Provocation on her Part, been barbarously and inhumanly abused and beaten by the said Earl; who, not content therewith, hath frequently threatened, and actually attempted at several Times, to destroy her; insomuch that she has been reduced to the unhappy Necessity of applying to a Court of Justice, for Preservation of her Life.

"That the said Earl, after disobeying Two successive Writs of Habeas Corpus, and standing out an Attachment issued against him, was at length compelled to produce your Petitioner in the Court of King's Bench, where, in Hilary Term One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven, she exhibited Articles of the Peace against the said Earl, who in Easter Term following was admitted to Bail, upon entering into a Recognizance, with Two Sureties, in the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, for keeping the Peace towards your Petitioner.

"That your Petitioner being fully convinced, from the Earl's barbarous and cruel Behaviour, that she could never safely live and cohabit with him, but under perpetual and dismal Apprehensions, and in imminent Danger of losing her Life, she therefore, in April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven, instituted a Suit, in the Bishop of London's Consistory Court, for a Divorce and Separation from Bed and Board from the said Earl her Husband, by reason of Cruelty, and for a reasonable Alimony; to which the Earl appeared, and your Petitioner gave in her Libel; but he, in order to delay your Petitioner's Proceeding, refusing to put in his Answer, your Petitioner was under a Necessity of proceeding to Excommunication for his Contempt; whereupon the said Earl was pronounced excommunicate, and the scanty Sum of Forty Pounds only granted to your Petitioner for Alimony."

"That your Petitioner having taken Shelter at the Earl of Westmorland's House, and being the last Summer at his Lordship's Seat in the County of Kent, the said Earl Ferrers, under the most sacred Promise of doing nothing inconsistent with the strictest Rules of Civility, was permitted to see her there; when, in Breach of his Recognizance and solemn Promise just mentioned, and without any Sort of Provocation, he most violently assaulted your Petitioner, and in all Appearance intended to shoot her; and being immediately secured and searched, there was found in his Pockets Four Pistols primed and loaded with Powder and Ball, a Bag of Balls, and a Powder Flask full of Powder.

"That your Petitioner having laid the above Fact before the Right Honourable William Lord Mansfield Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, he was pleased to issue his Warrant for apprehending the Earl; who, being taken into Custody, was, in Hilary Term last, admitted to Bail, upon entering into a Recognizance, with Two Sureties, in the farther Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds.

"That Endeavours having been used by Friends, for referring to and settling by Arbitration the unhappy Differences between your Petitioner and the said Earl, your Petitioner, apprehensive that by the many Delays he could, and she had all Reason imaginable to believe he would, use, for obstructing her Relief in the ordinary Course of Proceedings, so as to render it almost impracticable, she consented to such Settlement, upon the Earl's previously agreeing that she should live separate and apart from him; and thereupon, by Consent of all Parties, Bonds of Arbitration were entered into, whereby all Differences and Disputes were left to the Award and Determination of the Worshipful George Hay and John Bettesworth Doctors of Laws, Fletcher Norton and Kingsmill Evans Esquires.

"That the said Arbitrators having met at Mr. Evans's House, on Monday the 27th Day of February last, in order to proceed upon the Arbitration, the said Earl, having given a false Estimate of his Estate, and being detected therein, did, without any Provocation, insult and abuse the said Mr. Norton, and threaten to shoot him; whereby the Arbitrators were prevented from proceeding, and will not act further in the said Arbitration.

"That the said Earl, regardless of all Law and legal Authority, constantly goes armed with Pistols, and, by open and deliberate Acts of Violence, hath already, as your Petitioner is advised, forfeited Two Recognizances in Ten Thousand Pounds each; and your Petitioner cannot with Safety to her Person attend the Courts of Justice, nor can the said Earl be served with the necessary Process, without endangering the Lives of those employed to serve the same.

"That, in this unhappy State, your Petitioner is obliged to crave and implore the Aid and Protection of Parliament, since the Safety of her Person from the Earl's farther Cruelty cannot be sufficiently secured but by a Separation from him; and, from the above melancholy Narrative, she appears so circumstanced as to be without Hope of Relief in the ordinary Course of proceeding.

"Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays your Lordships, that, from Compassion to her Distress, and in Consideration of the said Earl's barbarous and almost unheard-of Behaviour, which has put an End to all Communication between him and her Friends or Agents, your Lordships will please to give Leave that a Bill may be brought in, for separating the said Earl Ferrers from your Petitioner, by reason of Cruelty and Ill-treatment; and to grant her such Redress and Relief in the Premises as to your Lordships in your great Wisdom shall seem proper, just, and reasonable.

"And your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.

"Mary Ferrers."

Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into Consideration on Friday next, and the Lords to be summoned; and that a Copy of the said Petition be sent to the said Earl Ferrers.

Seamens Wages, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy, and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages; and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same, for the Support of their Wives and Families; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments," be read a Second Time on Thursday the 16th Instant; and the Lords to be summoned.

Commissioners of the Navy to attend.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Navy do attend this House, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill; and that printed Copies of the said Bill be sent to them.

King's Answer to Address for Papers from the Admiralty.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with the Address of this House of the 2d Instant, for Copies of Letters, Orders, and Papers, therein mentioned; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions that the same be laid before the House accordingly."

Rectors of Eight of the new Churches, South Sea Annuities to be transferred to, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for transferring certain South Sea Annuities, standing in the Name of the late Treasurer to the Commissioners for building Fifty new Churches, unto the respective Rectors of Eight of these Churches; and for vesting certain Scites for Churches, purchased by the said Commissioners, in Trustees, in order to sell the same, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Woodstock Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending the several Roads leading from Woodstock, through Kiddington and Enstone, to Rollright Lane, and Enslow Bridge, to Kiddington aforesaid; and for making the said Act more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said last mentioned Bill was read the 1st Time.

Bagot to take the Name of Chester, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Charles Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester; and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bangor.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 21st 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.

Norris, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Norris Esquire 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 Part of the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, settled on the Marriage of William Norris Esquire, in the said Wm. Norris and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands in Lieu thereof."

Papers from the Admiralty Office delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Commissioners of the Admiralty attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Address of this House to His Majesty of the 2d Instant,

"Schedule of the Copies of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Navy to the Secretary of the Admiralty, relating to a Bill under the Consideration of the House of Lords in the last Session, for establishing a regular Method for the Payments of Seamens Wages and other Services; the Heads of a Bill prepared by the Commissioners of the Navy relating thereto; and all Orders and Letters from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Commissioners of the Navy, for the paying of Wages due upon any of His Majesty's Ships, since the Fifth of April last; together with an Account of all Proceedings had thereon."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof were read, by the Clerk, as follow:

"No 1. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Navy to Mr. Cleveland, dated the 16th of May, 1757, relating to a Bill under Consideration of the House of Lords in the last Session, for establishing a regular Method for the Payment of Seamens Wages, and other Purposes."

"2. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Navy, to Mr. Cleveland, dated the 4th of July, 1757;" enclosing,

"A Copy of the Heads of a Bill prepared by the Commissioners of the Navy, to enable Seamen serving in His Majesty's Navy to remit the Whole or Part of their Pay, to their Wives or Families."

"3. Copy of an Order from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, dated 2d of May, 1757, for Payment of Wages to the Men turned over from The Romney to serve on Board The Guernsey."

"4. Copies of Orders from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, between the 5th of May, 1757, and the 28th of February, 1758, for Payment of Wages to the Companies of Ships ordered to be paid off."

"5. Copies of Orders from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, between the 20th of May, 1757, and 17th February, 1758, for Payment of Wages to the Companies of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels, up to particular Times."

"6. Copies of Orders from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, between the 3d of June, 1757, and the 6th of February, 1758, for the Payment of Wages to the Companies of Ships turned over to serve in other Ships."

"7. Copy of an Order from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, dated the 18th June, 1757, for Payment of Wages to the Companies of all His Majesty's Ships and Vessels in Commission, up to 30th June, 1756."

"8. Copy of an Order from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, dated 22d June, 1757, for Payment of Wages to the Company of The Swift Sloop, up to the Day she was supposed to be cast away."

"9. Copies of Orders from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, between the 8th July, 1757, and the 24th January, 1758, for Payment of Wages to the Companies of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels taken by the Enemy."

"10. Copy of an Order from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, dated 26th July, 1757, for Payment of Wages to Men turned over from sundry Ships to serve on Board of others."

"11. Copies of Orders from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, dated 26th August and 16th September, 1757, for Payment of Wages to the Company of The Halifax Brigantine, which was destroyed by the Enemy on the Lake Ontario."

"12. Copy of an Order from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, dated 6th September, 1757, for Payment of Wages to the Company of The Mohawk Sloop, which was destroyed by the Enemy on the Lake Ontario."

"13. Copy of an Order from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, dated 26th September, 1757, for Payment of Wages to the Company of The Loudoun Sloop, which was destroyed by the Enemy on the Lake Ontario."

"14. Copy of an Order from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, dated 16th January, 1758, for Payment of Wages to Men turned over from The Royal Sovereign to serve on Board The Captain."

"15. Copy of an Order from the Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Navy Board, dated 24th January, 1758, for Payment of Wages to the Company of The Tilbury, which was cast away upon the Coast of the Isle of Cape Breton."

"16. Copy of an Order to the Captain of His Majesty's Ship The Rye, to make up Pay-books to the 30th June, 1755."

"17. Copy of an Order to the Captains of sundry of His Majesty's Ships, to make up Pay-books to the 30th June, 1756."

"18. Copy of an Order to the Captains of sundry of His Majesty's Ships, to make up Pay-books to the 31st of December, 1756."

"19. Copy of an Order to the Captains of His Majesty's Ships The Grafton and Sunderland, to make up Pay-books to the 30th June, 1757."

"20. Copy of an Order to the Captain of His Majesty's Ship The Prince George, to make up Pay-books to the 30th June, 1757."

"21. Copy of an Order to Captain Roddam, late Commander of His Majesty's Ship The Greenwich, to make up Pay-books to the Day of the Court Martial for inquiring into the Loss of her."

"22. An Account of such Men as have been turned over from Ships and Vessels in Commission, to serve in other Ships, and their Wages ordered to be paid for the Ships from whence they were turned over."

"23. List of Captains of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels to whom Orders have been given for paying off their Ships since the 5th of April 1757; distinguishing the Ships their Men were ordered to be turned over to, and the Times to which they were ordered to be paid."

"24. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Navy to Mr. Cleveland, dated the 4th of March, 1758;" enclosing,

"An Account of the Ships paid off, or to a Time, in Consequence of Orders from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, since the 5th of April last."

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

Delany against Tenison & al.:

The Order of the Day was read, for the further Consideration of the Cause wherein the Reverend Patrick Delany Doctor in Divinity is Appellant, and Thomas Tenison Esquire and others are Respondents.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly;

The following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement.

"After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday and Thursday as on Friday last, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Patrick Delany Doctor in Divinity, and Dean of Downe in the Diocese of Armagh in the Kingdom of Ireland (which Appeal, upon the Death of William Tenison Esquire one of the Respondents thereto) was, by Order of this House of the 26th Day of January last, revived against Harriot Tenison Widow, James Edwards Esquire, and Thomas Tenison the Younger Esquire, Executors of the last Will and Testament of the said William Tenison); complaining of several Proceedings of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, particularly of several Orders of the 23d of December 1752, the 26th of February 1754, and 17th Day of May 1753, and of a Decree of the 11th of June 1757; and praying, that the same might be reversed, varied, or rectified; and that the Appellant might have such further Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case might require: As also upon the Answer of Thomas Tenison Esquire, and Samuel Head Gentleman, and the Answer of the said Harriot Tenison, James Edwards, and Thomas Tenison the Younger, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause: It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That that Part of the said Decree of the late Lord Chancellor of Ireland of the 23d of December 1752, which directs that the Deed of the 2d of June 1746, should be set aside, be, and the same is hereby, affirmed; and that, after that Part of the said Decree which decrees that the Respondents, as Representatives of Margaret Tenison the Younger, were entitled to £. 3,000, with Interest from her Mother's Death, these Words be added, ["and that the Appellant do pay the same to the Respondent Thomas Tenison, Executor of the said Margaret Tenison the Younger, the Acts done by the Appellant and his late Wife amounting to an Admission of Assets for that Purpose"]: And also, that that Part of the said Decree which directs an Accompt to be taken of the Personal Estate of the said Margaret Tenison the Younger, into whose Hands the same came, and how disposed of, and what Debts and Legacies were paid by the Appellant on her Account, be affirmed; with this Addition, videlicet, "That the Appellant do pay what shall be coming on the Balance of that Accompt to the Respondent Thomas Tenison her Representative:" And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That all the rest of the said Decree, and also the said Decree made the 26th of February 1754 upon the Re-hearing of the Cause, be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That neither the Assignment made by Richard Tenison and Margaret his Wife, dated the 1st of May 1723, to Charles Campbell, or the Bill filed by Margaret Tenison in January 1727, against the Representatives of the said Charles Campbell, nor the Decrees made thereon, nor the Re-assignment by Campbell's Executors in Pursuance thereof, dated the 7th of March 1729, did amount to a sufficient Appointment or Discharge of the Trusts in the Will of William Barton, concerning the Moiety of his Personal Estate bequeathed to the Appellant's late Wife, in Manner therein mentioned: And it is hereby referred to the Master to take an Accompt of the Personal Estate of William Barton, whereof Mrs. Delany, or any other Person in Trust for her, was possessed at the Time of her Marriage with the Appellant; and also how the same was disposed of: And it is hereby declared, That so much of One Moiety of the said Personal Estate as was not sufficiently disposed of or appointed by the said Margaret Tenison, pursuant to her said Father William Barton's Will, belonged to Margaret Tenison the Younger, and is to be carried to the Accompt of her Personal Estate, the Appellant not being entitled to claim any Benefit whatsoever by or under the Settlement alleged to have been made on his Marriage with his late Wife, the same having been burnt by him, or by his Directions: And it is hereby further declared, That the Sum of £. 4,000, secured by a Mortgage of Part of Richard Tenison's Estate, and also the Mortgage upon the Estate called Arthurstown, and also Choppin's Mortgage, appear to have been sufficiently appointed and disposed of, free from the Trusts in the Will of William Barton: And it is Ordered, That, in taking the said several Accompts, the Master do make to all Parties all just Allowances, and particularly to the Appellant an Allowance of One Moiety of the Fines and Charges of Renewals of any Leases Part of the Estate of William Barton which were paid by him, with Interest after the Rate of 5 l. per Cent. per Ann. for such Moiety of such Fines and Charges from the Death of his late Wife; and that, for the better taking the said Accompts, all Parties do produce before the Master all Deeds, Writings, Books, and Papers, touching or concerning the same, and be examined upon Interrogatories as the Master shall think fit; and that in taking the last mentioned Accompt, the Appellant be charged with One Moiety of the Rents and Profits of such Leasehold Estates, Part of William Barton's Personal Estate, as were not sufficiently disposed of or appointed as aforesaid, and which accrued since the Death of his said Wife, until the same were respectively sold by the Appellant, and from the Time of such respective Sales, with One Moiety of the Money arising by such Sales, and Interest for the same after the Rate of £. 5 Per Cent. per Ann.; and as to what shall be coming to the Estate of Margaret Tenison the Younger, for the Residue of the said Moiety of William Barton's Personal Estate not appointed or disposed of as aforesaid, that the Appellant be charged with Interest for the same after the Rate of £. 5 per Cent. per Ann. from the Death of his said late Wife: And it is hereby further Ordered and Adjudged, That all the subsequent Proceedings complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby, reversed; and that the Appellant do pay to the Respondents their Costs of this Suit in the Court of Chancery in Ireland to the Time of the First Hearing, including the Costs of that Hearing; and as to the subsequent Proceedings, that no Costs be paid on either Side: And it is further Ordered, That the subsequent Costs in the said Court of Chancery and all further Directions be reserved, with Liberty for any of the Parties to apply to the said Court as there shall be Occasion; and that the said Court do give all proper Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution."

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 7o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Portland.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Norris's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, settled on the Marriage of William Norris Esquire, in the said William Norris and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands in Lieu thereof."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
D. Portland.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Morton.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Egremont.
E. Cornwallis.
Ld. Abp. Canterbury.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Peterborough.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 22d 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.

Turner, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Turner of Kirkleatham Esquire; 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 settling the several Charities of the Hospital and Free School at Kirkleatham in the County of York, of the Foundation of Sir William Turner Knight, deceased, and the Possessions and Revenues thereunto belonging, pursuant to the Will and Codicil of Cholmley Turner, late of Kirkleatham aforesaid, Esquire, deceased."

Read, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Read Esquire and Wilberfoss Read; 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 William Read Esquire and his Heirs several entailed Estates, in the County of York, in order that the same may be sold; and for the settling another Estate, in the said County of York, to the like Uses."

Rectors of Eight of the new Churches, South Sea Annuities to be transferred to, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for transferring certain South Sea Annuities, standing in the Name of the late Treasurer to the Commissioners for building Fifty new Churches, unto the respective Rectors of Eight of those Churches; and for vesting certain Scites for Churches purchased by the said Commissioners in Trustees, in order to sell the same, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Gouldney & al. against Hayward.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Gould ney Esquire and others are Appellants, and William Hayward Esquire is Respondent:"

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

Tuffnell's Divorce Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

Accordingly his Lordship reported the said Amendments.

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

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

Marine Forces, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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."

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominus sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 8o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Tuffnell's Divorce, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Forster Tufnell Esquire with Elizabeth Forster 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. Bennet and Mr. Elde:

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

Marine Forces, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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.

Read's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in William Read Esquire and his Heirs several entailed Estates in the County of York, in order that the same may be sold; and for the settling another Estate, in the said County of York, to the like Uses."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Northumberland.
E. Hardwicke.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Peterborough.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Strange.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 23d 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.

Sweetman to enter into a Recognizance on Pippard's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Walter Sweetman of Carey Street in the Parish of St. Clement Danes Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Henry Pippard Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in the County of Lancaster:"

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

Graham against Maule.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein James Graham Esquire of Methie is Appellant, and Elizabeth Maule is Respondent:"

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

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland and others are Appellants, and the Duke of Montrose and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday next; and that all the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 9o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Pet. against Cirencester Road Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Market Town of Farringdon and Places adjacent, in the County of Berks, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, for repealing so much of the Act of the 15th Year of His present Majesty, for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of the 13th Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Cirencester Town's End to Saint John's Bridge in the County of Gloucester, as directs that the Inhabitants of the several Parishes and Hamlets therein named shall pass Toll free; and for repairing the Street from The High Cross in Cirencester to the Town's End there; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said Two former Acts; and alleging, "That, by the said Bill, not only the Exemption granted by the said former Act of the 15th Year of His Majesty's Reign is to be taken off, which will make a considerable Addition to the Tolls, but the Tolls granted by the said former Acts are to be increased to such an enormous Degree as will greatly affect the Petitioners and their Estates;" and therefore praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, before the same pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, at the 3d Reading thereof; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Pet. for the said Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of some of the acting Commissioners and Trustees under and by virtue of the Two Acts of Parliament for repairing the Road from Cirencester to Saint John's Bridge in the County of Gloucester, and of divers Gentlemen, Freeholders, and others, residing near the said Roads, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice also of the said Bill now depending, and alleging, "That the Petitioners have heard, and have great Reason to believe, that Opposition to the said Bill has been stirred up from private or local Views, without due Consideration of the Justice, Unility, and Necessity thereof, both with respect to the Creditors and Inhabitants of the several Parishes through which the said Road leads, and also to the Publick in general;" and praying, That the said Bill may pass into a Law."

And it being moved, "In regard of the Impropriety of the said Allegation, that the said Petition be rejected."

After short Debate:

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read the 3d Time.

Third Reading of the Bill put off.

Ordered, That the 3d Reading of the said Bill, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off till Wednesday next.

Collins, Leave for a Bill of Divotce.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Harper of Lincolns Inn in the County of Middlesex Gentleman, for and on the Behalf of Robert Collins of the City of Bristol Merchant and Common Brewer; setting forth, That the said Robert Collins hath signed a Petition to this House, for Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Ann Cassin Widow, for Adultery by her committed with John Davies, which Petition did not come to his Hands till the 22d Day of February last, which was the Day next after the Time limited by Order of this House for receiving Petitions for Private Bills;" and praying, "That the said Petition of the said Robert Collins may be now received:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be received, as desired.

Accordingly, a Petition of the said Robert Collins, was presented, and read; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with the said Ann Cassin; and to enable him to marry again.

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

Publick Bridges in Devonshire, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Bampsylde and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy repairing of Publick Bridges in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Donington High Bridge, Lincolnshire, Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Donington High Bridge to Hale Drove, and to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, and to Langret Ferry, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Graham against Maule:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Graham Esquire of Methie; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 13th of December 1754, and 7th of February 1755; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session, of the 26th of November 1756, and 4th of March 1757; and praying, That the same might be reversed; and that this House would be pleased to afford the Appellant such other Relief as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Elizabeth Maule, Widow of Thomas Kerr at Ovenstown, 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 several Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Kirkleatham Charity, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the several Charities of the Hospital and Free School at Kirkledtham in the County of York, of the Foundation of Sir William Turner Knight, deceased, and the Possessions and Revenues thereunto belonging, pursuant to the Will and Codicil of Cholmley Turner late of Kirkleatham aforesaid Esquire, deceased."

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

D. Argyll.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Egremont.
E. Harcourt.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Peterborough.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Lyttelton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 24th 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.

Rectors of Eight new Churches, South Sea Annuities to be transferred to, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for transferring certain South sea Annuities, standing in the Name of the late Treasurer to the Commissioners for building Fifty new Churches, unto the respective Rectors of Eight of those Churches; and for vesting certain Scites for Churches, purchased by the said Commissioners, in Trustees, in order to sell the same, for the 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 Friday the 17th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Brentford Bridge, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for building a Bridge, or Bridges, cross the River of Thames, from a certain Place in Old Brentford in the Parish of Ealing in the County of Middlesex, known by the Name of Smith or Smith's Hill, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tiverton Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending several Roads leading from the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Embden Company, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable George Amyand and John Anthony Rucker of London Merchants, Agents for The Embden East India Company, to sell and dispose of the Cargo of the Ship The Prince Ferdinand of Prussia, to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies; and to enable the said United Company to purchase, land, sell, and dispose of the same, or any Part thereof; and to empower the said George Amyand and John Anthony Rucker to make Insurances upon the said Ship and Cargo;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 10o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Great Glen Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in Great Glen in the County of Leicester, called The Upper or North End Fields, and all the Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the same Fields," 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."

Donington High Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Donington High Bridge to Hale Drove, and to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, and to Langret Ferry, in the County of Lincoln."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hardwick.
V. Folkeston.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Bangor.
L. Delawar.
L. Ward.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Talbot.
L. Sandys.
L. Hyde.
L. Lyttelton.

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.

Embden Company, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable George Amyand and John Anthony Rucker of London, Merchants, Agents for the Embden East India Company, to sell and dispose of the Cargo of the Ship The Prince Ferdinand of Prussia to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies; and to enable the said United Company to purchase, land, sell, and dispose of the same, or any Part thereof; and to empower the said George Amyand and John Anthony Rucker to make Insurances upon the said Ship and Cargo."

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.

Publick Bridges Devon, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy repairing of Publick Bridges within the County of Devon."

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.

Pet. against Cirencester Road Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of divers Inhabitants of the Borough of Cirencester, the Towns of Fairford, Leachlade, &c. and several Villages and Parts adjacent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, in the County of Gloucester; praying to be heard, by Counsel, against the Bill for repairing the Roads from Cirencester to Saint John's Bridge in the County of Gloucester:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, at the 3d Reading.

No more than One Counsel of a Side to be heard; and Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That no more than One Counsel of a Side be heard for or against the said Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned, to attend this House on Wednesday next, upon the 3d Reading of the said Bill.

Brentford Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for building a Bridge, or Bridges, cross the River of Thames, from a certain Place in Old Brentford in the Parish of Ealing in the County of Middlesex, known by the Name of Smith or Smith's Hill, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surry."

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

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

Tiverton Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending several Roads leading from the Town of Tiverton in the County of Devon."

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.

Countess Ferrers's Pet. referred to a Committee:

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Petition of Mary Countess Ferrers, Wife of the Right Honourable Lawrence Earl Ferrers, presented to the House on Monday last; praying, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, for separating the said Earl from the Petitioner, by reason of Cruelty; and for such Redress and Relief as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem proper, just, and reasonable."

And the said Petition being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Lords Committees aforenamed; who are to examine the Allegations thereof, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House:

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

Protection granted to the Countess and her Agents.

Ordered, That the Protection of this House be granted to the said Countess Ferrers and her Agents, during the Pendency of the Proceedings upon the said Petition.

Ordered, That a Copy of these Orders be sent to Earl Ferrers.

Persons to attend, on the 2d Reading of the Seamens Wages, Bill:

Ordered, That James Wallace Esquire, James Hubbald Gentleman, and Edward Bentham Gentleman, do attend this House on Thursday next, in order to be examined upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy; and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages, and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same, for the Support of their Wives and Families, and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments."

Message to H. C. for Mr. Grenville to attend it:

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, "To desire that they will give Leave, that the Right Honourable George Grenville Esquire, a Member of that House, may attend this House on Thursday next, in order to be examined upon the Second Reading of the said Bill."

Admirals to attend:

Ordered, That such Admirals of His Majesty's Fleet as are in Town do attend this House on Thursday next, in order to be examined upon the 2d Reading of the said Bill; and that the Commissioners of the Admiralty do give the said Admirals Notice of this Order.

Accounts of the Number of Men deserted from His Majesty's Ships, &c. Orders for.

Ordered, That the proper Officers do lay before this House, an Account, shewing the Number of Men who have deserted from His Majesty's Ships, between the 1st of January 1755, and 31st of December 1757, distinguishing how many of them had above Twelve Months Pay due, how many had from Six to Twelve Months, and how many under Six Months Pay due.

Ordered, That the proper Officers do lay before this House, an Account, shewing the Number of Men who have deserted from His Majesty's Ships for the Three Years preceding the Alteration of the Method of Prompt Payment, and for Three Years immediately ensuing the said Alteration; together with an Account of the Number of Men borne and mustered in His Majesty's Service for the said Years, upon a Medium.

Adjourn.

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