House of Lords Journal Volume 29
April 1758, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: April 1758, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 308-319. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114450 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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April 1758, 21-30

DIE Veneris, 21o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorsett.
March. Lothian.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Bagott to take the Name of Chester.

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

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

Birmingham Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Birmingham to Edghill, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Leeds to Sheffield, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Leeds to Sheffield, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Egmont's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Earl of Egmont in the Kingdom of Ireland to raise Money, for purchasing Lands in Great Britain, for the Purposes of his Marriage Settlement, by Mortgage, instead of Sale, of Part of his Irish Estate;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Ly. Bulkeley's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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 the Sale of several Lands and Tenements in the County of Anglesey, and for applying the Purchase-money to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Settle Stinted Pasture, to enclose, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing Two Stinted Pastures, or Commons, called Settle Banks, High Scarr and Scaleber, within the Township of Settle, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Chesterfield Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge, alter, and render more effectual, the Term and Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Bakewell to Chesterfield in the County of Derby, and from Chesterfield to Worksop in the County of Nottingham, and other Roads therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bristol Workhouses, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for the erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristol, for the better employing and maintaining of the Poor thereof," and for making the said Act more effectual," 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."

Trent Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Trent, at or near a Place called Wilden Ferry."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
M. Lothian.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

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.

Leeds Waggon-way for Coals, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing Agreements made between Charles Brandling Esquire and other Persons, Proprietors of Lands, for laying down a Waggon-way, in order for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Coals."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ottringham Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields in Ottringham, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, in the Kingdom of Portugal."

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

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

Gwynne's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates of Marmaduke Gwynne Esquire, in the County of Pembroke, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the 8th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Chatteris and Doddington Fens, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 28th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

His Majesty's Advocate against Hay and Cuthbert.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate is Appellant, and Jean Hay and Alexander Cuthbert are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next.

Skirpenbeck Common, Bill; King's Consent signified.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Manor and Township of Skirpenbeck, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Northleigh Common, Bill; King's Consent signified.

The Duke of Newcastle also acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the Purport of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields called Northleigh Common Fields, and a Common or Waste called Northleigh Heath, within the Parish or Township of Northleigh, in the County of Oxford," was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Gloucester, Bristol, and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for making the said Act more effectual;" and the other passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for continuing Two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol, and the other passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to explain and amend the same Act; and for making the said Acts more effectual; and also for repairing other Roads therein mentioned;" and for making all the said Acts more effectual; and for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 24o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
(fn. 1) Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Skirpenbeck Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Fields, Meadows, Grounds and Common Pastures, in the Manor and Township of Skirpenbeck, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Litchfield.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Guilford.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Darlington.
E. Fauconberg.
Vis. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Rochester.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

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

Militia Act, to explain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and enforce, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England."

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, To-morrow Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Geydon Common, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Pieces, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Geydon, in the Parish of Bishop's Itchington, in the County of Warwick."

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

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

Woodford Common, Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Wilnecote Commons, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, within the Manor of Wilnecote, in the County of Warwick; and also for erecting and working One or more Fire Engine or Fire Engines, for the more effectual draining the Coal Mines in the said Manor;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Read's Bill.

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

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

Birmingham Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Birmingham to Edghill, in the County of Warwick."

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.

Brompton and Sawden Common, Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadow, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of Brompton and Sawden, in the Parish of Brompton, in the North Riding of the County of York;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Fen Lands in Bedford Level, Draining Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, between the Cam otherwise Grant, Ouze, and Mildenhall Rivers, and bounded on the South East by the hard Lands of Isleham, Fordham, Soham, and Wicken; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Commissioners for putting in Execution certain Acts, First Meeting, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing a further Time for holding the First Meetings of Commissioners, or Trustees, for putting in Execution certain Acts made in the last Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leeds to Sheffield, Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Leeds to Sheffield, in the County of York."

His Majesty's Advocate against Hay and Cuthbert.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Dundas of Arniston Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate, for His Majesty's Interest; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 9th of March 1756, and of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 13th of July 1756, and 27th of July 1757; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, or varied; and that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House shall seem just:" As also upon the joint and several Answer of Jean Hay, Widow of John Cuthbert of Castlehill, and Alexander Cuthbert One of the Children procreate betwixt them, 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 the said Two Interlocutors of the 13th of July 1756, and 27th of July 1757, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby, reversed; and that the Respondent's Claim be dismissed.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause upon the 2d Appeal of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, for His Majesty's Interest, to which the said Jean Hay is Respondent, which was appointed to be heard on the same Day with the Cause now determined, be put off till Wednesday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 25o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens.
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 Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Trent Bridge, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Trent, at or near a Place called Wilden Ferry," 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."

Newton Common, Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Newton Moor, or Newton Common, within the Manor of Newton cum Benningbrough, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Powney's Bill; Motion to dispense with

Standing Order.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest Part of the settled Estate of Penyston Powney Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and to lay out the Money arising from the Sale thereof in Real Estates, to be settled to the same Uses," stands committed, may proceed thereupon, notwithstanding there is not an actual Agreement yet made, for the Purchase of another Estate to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Standing Order:"

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

Gloucester and Bristol Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for making the said Act more effectual;" and the other passed in the Twenty second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for continuing Two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol; and the other passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to explain and amend the same Act; and for making the said Acts more effectual; and also for repairing other Roads therein mentioned;" and for making all the said Acts more effectual; and for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads."

Woodford Commons, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Lordship of Woodford, otherwise Halse Woodford, in the County of Northampton."

Commissioners for putting in Execution certain Acts, First Meetings of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing a further Time for holding the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts made in the last Session of Parliament."

Habeas Corpus, a more speedy Remedy by, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving a more speedy Remedy to the Subject upon the Writ of Habeas Corpus;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Judges to attend.

Ordered, That all the Judges do attend this House on Thursday Sevennight, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill; and that printed Copies thereof be sent to them.

Bedford Level, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, between the Cam otherwise Grant, Ouse, and Mildenhall Rivers, and bounded on the South East by the Hard Lands of Isleham, Fordham, Soham, and Wicken; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands."

Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Exportation of Calm to Lisbon, in the Kingdom of Portugal."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ly. Ferrers's Separation Bill; Judges Report.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred Part of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for separating Lawrence Earl Ferrers from Mary Countess Ferrers his Wife, for the Cruelty of the said Earl; and for settling a Maintenance for the said Countess, out of the Estate of the said Earl:

It is Ordered, That the said Report be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Bill, on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Madder, Cultivation, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Growth and Cultivation of Madder, in that Part of Great Britain called England, by ascertaining the Tithe thereof there."

Mr. Edward Wade, William Tuck, Joseph Barchard, Thomas Williamson, George Farmer, Robert Jones, Willoughby Stevens, Edward Broughton, Anthony Brown, George Edwards, John Thorpe, Philip Miller, Edward Farmer, Nicholas Crisp, John Suter, and John Rose, were called in, and sworn at the Bar, in order to be examined before the Committee in relation thereto.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Committee, "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined several Witnesses in relation thereto; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 26o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Skirpinbeck Pastures, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Manor and Township of Skirpenbeck, in the County of York; 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 made One Amendment thereto.

Which Amendment was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

"Pr. 1. L. 15 and 16. After ["thereabouts"], insert, ["And whereas the King's most Excellent Majesty is seised, in Right of the Crown of Great Britain, of and in the Perpetual Advowson, Right of Patronage, and Presentation, of, in, and to, the Rectory of the Parish Church of Skirpenbeck aforesaid."]

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Birmingham Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Birmingham to Edghill, in the County of Warwick," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Madder, Cultivation, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Growth and Cultivation of Madder, in that Part of Great Britain called England, by ascertaining the Tithe thereof there."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows:

At the End of the Bill, add Clause (A).

"(A). Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That this Act shall continue and be in Force for the Space of Fourteen Years, and from thence to the End of the then next Session of Parliament, and no longer."

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Upton Common, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, in the Hamlet, Township, or Village, of Upton, in the Parish of Blewbury, in the County of Berks."

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

Ld. President.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Gower.
E. Northumberland.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. B. Gloucester.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

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.

Leeds to Sheffield, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Leeds to Sheffield, in the County of York."

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

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

Northleigh Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, called Northleigh Common Fields, and a Common or Waste called Northleigh Heath, within the Parish or Township of Northleigh, in the County of Oxford."

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 3d Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Messages from H. C. to return the E of Kerry's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Maurice Crosbie Knight, or any future Guardian of Francis Thomas Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw in the Kingdom of Ireland, a Minor, to discharge an Encumbrance on certain Collieries and Coal Mines in the County of Durham, Part of the Estate of the said Earl;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Norris's Bill;

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

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

and Kirkleatham Charities, Bill.

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

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

Address, for Returns made by the Lords Lieutenants, in relation to the Execution of the Militia Act.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that an Account may be laid before this House, how many of the Lieutenants of the Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England have certified to His Majesty the Names of Commission Officers qualified to command the Militia of their respective Counties, according to an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England;" and also how many Returns have been made to His Majesty, by the said Lieutenants, or any Three of their Deputies respectively, that Four Fifths of the Militia Men required by the said Act, for their respective County, Riding, or Place, have been chosen, and that Four Fifths of the Commission Officers have been appointed, taken out their Commissions, and entered their Qualifications, as required by the said Act."

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

Newton Common, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Newton Moor, or Newton Common, within the Manor of Newton cum Benningbrough, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Chesterfield Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge, alter, and render more effectual, the Term and Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Bakewell to Chesterfield in the County of Derby, and from Chesterfield to Worksop in the County of Nottingham, and other Roads therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Trent Bridge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Trent, at or near a Place called Wilden Ferry."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, in the Kingdom of Portugal."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Settle Stinted Pastures, to enclose, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an confirming Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing Two Stinted Pastures, or Commons, called Settle Banks, High Scarr and Scaleber, within the Township of Settle, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bristol Poor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for the erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristol, for the better employing and maintaining of the Poor thereof;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Helmdon Common, Bill.

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

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

L. Fortescue's Privilege:

Complaint being made to the House, and Oath made at the Bar, "That Richard Mullens, a Tenant of the Lord Fortescue, did, between the Months of December 1756 and May 1757, cause a great Number of Trees belonging to his Lordship, in the Manor of Highbray, in the County of Devon, to be cut, lopped, and polled, many of which Trees were standing in an Avenue which was a Point of View from his Lord ship's House, notwithstanding he was prohibited by the Terms of his Lease, and often forbid by his Lordship's Steward, in Breach of his Lordship's Privilege, and the Privilege of this House."

Mullens to be attached, for selling Trees on his Estate.

It is Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said Richard Mullens, for his said Offence, and keep him in safe Custody until further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To Richard Jephson Esquire Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Cricklade Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Cirencester in the County of Gloucester, to Cricklade in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

His Majesty's Advocate against Hay:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Dundas of Arniston Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate, for His Majesty's Interest; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 27th of July 1757; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied; and that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House should seem just:" As also upon the Answer of Jean Hay, Widow of John Cuthbert of Castlehill, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor affirmed.

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

Wilnecote Common, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, within the Manor of Wilnecote, in the County of Warwick; and also for erecting and working One or more Fire Engine or Fire Engines, for the more effectual draining the Coal Mines in the said Manor."

Powney's Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest Part of the settled Estate of Penyston Powney Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and to lay out the Money arising from the Sale thereof in Real Estates, to be settled to the same Uses," stands committed, may proceed thereupon, notwithstanding there is not an actual Agreement yet made for the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Standing Order.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 27o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Blacker against Mather.

The Answer of Wilsey Mathers, to the Appeal of William Blacker Esquire, was brought in.

Geydon Common Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Pieces, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Geydon, in the Parish of Bishop's Itchington, in the County of Warwick," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Birmingham Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Birmingham to Edghill, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Gloucester and Bristol Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for making the said Act more effectual;" and the other, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for continuing Two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol; and the other, passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to explain and amend the same Act; and for making the said Acts more effectual; and also for repairing other Roads therein mentioned;" and for making all the said Acts more effectual; and for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads."

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

L. Chamberlain.
D. Argyll.
D. Chandos.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Strafford.
E. Portsmouth.
E. Fauconberg.
Vis. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.

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.

Irish Tallow Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon Tallow imported from Ireland," which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Old Stratford Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Four several Acts of Parliament, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and and in the Tenth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, respectively, for repairing the Highways from Old Stratford in the County of Northampton, to Dunchurch in the County of Warwick."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 4th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

His Majesty's Advocate against Edwards.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Edwards Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing; praying, "In regard the Matters in Dispute between the Parties in this Cause are referred to Arbitrators, that the said Hearing may be put off till the next Session of Parliament; the Agent for the Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Boddington Common Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heaths, and Waste Ground, of Upper Boddington and Lower Boddington, within the Parish of Upper Boddington, in the County of Northampton; and for settling a Rate, or certain Annual Sum of Money, to be paid in Lieu of the Tithes of certain old Enclosures within the said Parish."

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

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

Bedford Level, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, between The Cam otherwise Grant, Ouse, and Mildenhall Rivers, and bounded on the South East by the Hard Lands of Isleham, Fordham, Soham, and Wicken; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiff, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands."

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.

Commissioners for putting in Execution certain Acts, First Meeting of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing a further Time for holding the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts made in the last Session of Parliament."

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.

Skirpinbeck Common, Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Manor and Township of Skirpenbeck, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

The King's Answer to Address, relating to the Execution of the Militia Act.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Yesterday, for an Account of the Returns made to His Majesty, by the Lieutenants of the several Counties, relating to the Execution of the Militia Act of last Session; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions, that the same be laid before the House accordingly."

Cricklade Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Cirencester in the County of Gloucester, to Cricklade in the County of Wilts."

Helmdon Common, Enclosure, Bill.

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

E. of Egmont's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Earl of Egmont in the Kingdom of Ireland to raise Money, for purchasing Lands in England, for the Purposes of his Marriage Settlement, by Mortgage, instead of Sale, of Part of his Irish Estate."

And the said Amendment, being read Three Times, was agreed to.

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

Lady Bulkeley's Bill.

The House also proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, 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 Lifetime, for the Sale of several Lands and Tenements in the County of Anglesey; and for applying the Purchase-money to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same."

And the said Amendment, being read Three Times, was agreed to.

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

Adjourn.

Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 28o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Leeds to Sheffield, Road Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Leeds to Sheffield, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Chatteris Fen Bill.

The Earl of Breadalbane reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge," 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."

Geydon Common Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Pieces, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Geydon, in the Parish of Bishop's Itchington, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Irish Cattle, Importation of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Message from H. C. to return Skirpinbeck Pastures, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Manor and Township of Skirpenbeck, in the County of York;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Little Sheffield to Buxton, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Little Sheffield in the County of York, through the Towns of Hathersage, Hope, and Castleton, to Sparrowpit Gate, in the County of Derby, and from the Guide Post near Barber's Field Cupola, through Grindleford Bridge, Great Hucklow, Tidswell, Hardgate Wall, and Fairfield, to Buxton, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Wilnecote Common, Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, within the Manor of Wilnecote, in the County of Warwick; and also for erecting and working One or more Fire Engine or Fire Engines, for the more effectual draining the Coal Mines in the said Manor."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Effingham.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 5th Day of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Commissioners for putting in Execution certain Acts, First Meetings of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing a further Time for the Holding the First Meetings of Commissioners, or Trustees, for putting in Execution certain Acts made in the last Session of Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Madder Cultivation, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Growth and Cultivation of Madder in that Part of Great Britain called England, by ascertaining the Tithes thereof there."

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made, in the 32d Line of the 1st Press, "After the Word ["Vicar"], to insert ["Curate"].

And the same was agreed to.

Proposed also, in the 2d Line of the 2d Press, "After the Word ["Tithe"], to insert ["of Madder"]."

And the same was agreed to.

Then the Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

To return the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Lady Ferrers's Separation, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for separating Lawrence Earl Ferrers from Mary Countess Ferrers his Wife, for the Cruelty of the said Earl; and for settling a Maintenance for the said Countess, out of the Estate of the said Earl:"

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Committee, "That they had made some further Progress in the Bill; and desired another Time may be appointed by the House, for the Committee to proceed further therein."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein the Earl of Craufurd and George Ross are Appellants, and David Martin and others are Respondents, et è contra, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off till that Day Sevennight; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, primum diem Maii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.