House of Lords Journal Volume 29
March 1759, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: March 1759, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 438-451. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114462 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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March 1759, 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bridgewater.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bath.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Walley & al. Leave to present a Petition for a Private Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Nuthall Esquire, Agent for and on the Behalf of William Walley and others, and also of Mary Cleaver and others; setting forth, "That the Right Honourable William Pitt some Time since came to an Agreement with the said William Wally and others, for the Purchase of a Farm and Lands in the Parish of Hayes, in the County of Kent; and also with the said Mary Cleaver and others, for an Exchange of some Lands in the said Parish of Hayes; but, for compleating the Title, it was found necessary that a Bill should be brought in to this House, to enable the several contracting Parties to sell and Exchange such Lands; and that a Petition was prepared, for Leave to bring in such Bill, before the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving such Petitions was expired; but, One of the Parties being so ill as to be incapable of any Business, and from other unavoidable Accidents, the Petitioner was prevented from presenting such Petition within the Time limited by the said Order;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships would be pleased to give Leave that such Petition may be now presented:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at liberty to present the said Petition, as desired.

Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Wally of Nightingale Lane in the Parish of Saint John Wapping in the County of Middlesex Cooper and Elizabeth his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and Sarah Wally their Daughter, an Infant, Thomas Man of the Borough of Southwark Felt-maker and Elizabeth his Wife, on Behalf of Mary Harrison an Infant, Daughter of the said Elizabeth Man by Joseph Harrison her late Husband, deceased, Ann Harrison of Birchin Lane London Widow, on Behalf of John Harrison and Joseph Harrison, Infants, her Sons by John Harrison her late Husband, deceased, Mary Cleaver of Dulwich in the County of Surry Widow, on Behalf of Mary Ann Cleaver an Infant, her Daughter, by William Cleaver the Younger late of London Wine-merchant, deceased, and Jane Fenton of Broad Street London Widow, on Behalf of herself and also of Jane Fenton her Daughter, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to compleat the Sale and Exchange of certain Lands, in the Parish of Hayes, in the County of Kent, in the Manner, and for the Purposes, therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Denison; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Chapel Bar, 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 Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Newhaven, and from the Four Lane Ends near Oakerthorpe to Ashborne, and from the Cross Post in Wirksworth Moor to join in the Road leading from Chesterfield to Chappel-enle-Frith at or near Longston in the County of Derby, and from Selston to Annesley Woodhouse in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Cooke's Divorce, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Cooke Esquire with Susanna Cooper his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Boyle against Evans & al.:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Patrick Keaghran attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers and Proceedings, relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Bellingham Boyle Esquire is Appellant, and Eyre Evans Esquire and others are Respondents:"

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he withdrew.

E. of Rothes against Philp.

A Petition of John Earl of Rothes, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Philp Esquire is Respondent, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That this Cause was, upon the Respondent's Application, set down to be heard on Friday the 23d Instant; that the Extract of the Decree is not yet transmitted from Scotland; and, till that arrives, neither of the Parties can so much as begin to prepare for the Hearing;" and therefore praying, "That the said Hearing may be put off till after the Causes already appointed."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off till Friday the 30th Day of this Instant March.

Givan against Simpson.

The House being moved, "That Friday the 23d Instant may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Givan is Appellant, and Agnes Simpson Respondent; that Day being now vacant, by the putting off the last-mentioned Cause:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the 23d Instant, as desired.

D. of Bridgewater's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the most Noble Francis Duke of Bridgewater to make a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from a certain Place in the Township of Salford, to or near Worsley Mill and Middlewood in the Manor of Worsley, and to or near a Place called Hollin Ferry, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

E. of Powis, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Earl and Countess of Powis; 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 the Estate late of William Marquis of Powis, deceased, in the County of Northampton, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the respective Purchasers thereof; and for empowering the present Earl and Countess of Powis to make Leases of the Estate late of the said Marquis, in the County of Montgomery, for Twenty-one Years, or Three Lives, at the improved Rent."

Ld. Folkestone & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Lord Viscount Folkestone and the Honourable William Bouverie; 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 empower the Honourable Edward Bouverie and William Bouverie, respectively, to make Leases of Chester's Key and Brewer's Key, and other Tenements and Buildings in the City of London, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires, deceased."

Lady Dowager Forbes, Leave to appeal.

A Petition of Dorothea Dale Lady Dowager of Forbes, with an Affidavit annexed, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, being advised to appeal to this House, from an Interlocutor of the 2d Day of January last, and other Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, caused a Petition of Appeal to be drawn by her Counsel; and the same was sent up, by Mr. John Russell the Petitioner's Agent at Edinburgh, to Mr. Edward Dickinson her Agent in London, in order to be presented to this House; but, upon looking over the said Petition of Appeal, he found that the same was not signed by the Petitioner's Counsel, agreeable to the Rules and Orders of this House, and therefore sent the same back to the said Mr. Russell at Edinburgh, to have the same perfected, as by the Affidavit annexed appears; that, by reason of the Mistake in not signing the said Appeal, the same could not be presented within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Orders for receiving Appeals from Scotland;" and therefore praying, "That she may be at Liberty now to present her said Appeal."

And thereupon the annexed Affidavit of the said Edward Dickinson being read:

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present her said Appeal, as desired.

Lady Dowager Forbes against Ld. Forbes.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Dorothea Dale Lady Dowager of Forbes; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 3d of July 1753; and of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 2d of August 1758; and also of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 2d of January 1759; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem just; and that James Lord Forbes may be required to put in his Answer to the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Lord Forbes may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 9th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon his Lordship's Agents or Solicitors in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Pierie to enter into a Recognizance on Visc. Arbuthnot's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Pierie of The Middle Temple may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Lord Viscount of Arbuthnot, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:"

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

M. of Carnarvan's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Real and Leasehold Estates of the most Honourable Margaret Brydges (commonly called Marchioness of Carnarvan, Wife of the most Honourable James Brydges Esquire, commonly called Marquis of Carnarvan, and late Margaret Nicoll Spinster, an Infant) for the Benefit of the said Marquis and Marchioness and their Issue; and for applying Part of the Personal Estate of the said Marchioness for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bath.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Boyle.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Lyttelton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 27th 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.

Fillingham Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Grounds, within the Manor of Fillingham, in the County of Lincoln."

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.

Willoughby Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common Ground, within the Manor and Parish of Willoughby, 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 To-morrow Sevennight, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Coant to take the Name of Wakelin, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Coant Gentleman and his Issue to take and use the Name of Wakelin."

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

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

Bayne & al. against His Majesty's Advocate; Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Colin Bayne of Culbo, John Mackenzie of Meddat, Sir Thomas Calder of Muirtoun, Mr. Archibald Steuart Writer to the Signet, Catherine Mackenzie Widow of Alexander Macleane Merchant in Inverness, Kenneth Mackenzie Surgeon in Elgin, Kenneth Mackenzie of Langwell, William Dick of Grange, Hugh Ross Merchant in London, William Scot Mason in Pittenweem, and others, Creditors of the deceased John Earl of Cromartie, Claimants upon the Estate of Cromartie; complaining of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of January 1759; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House will give the Appellants such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem just; and that Robert Dundas Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, may be required to put in his Answer to the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That His Majesty's said Advocate for Scotland may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 9th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents on Behalf of His Majesty, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chard and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of the Town of Chard to the South End of West Moor, and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road through Ilmister to Kenny Gate, and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm, and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilmister, and from White Cross to Chillington Down, and from a Place called Three Oaks, over Ilford Bridges, to Bridge Cross in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 13o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Advocate against Bayne & al.; & è contra.

The Answer of Colin Bayne of Culbo and others, to the Appeal of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, was brought in:

As was also the Answer of His Majesty's Advocate, to the Cross Appeal of the said Colin Bayne and others.

Great Glen Common, 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 Nether or South End Fields, and all the Lands and 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."

Coant to take the Name of Wakelin, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Coant Gentleman and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Wakelin," 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."

Dutchess of Beaufort, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and for empowering the Guardian and Trustees named in the said Will to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates, in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecon, during the Minority of his Children."

Chard and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End [ (fn. 1) of the Town of Chard to the South End] of West Moor, and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road through Ilmister to Kenny Gate, and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm, and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilmister, and from White Cross to Chillington Down, and from a Place called Three Oaks, over Ilford Bridges, to Bridge Cross, in the County of Somerset."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Gower.
E. Northumberland.
E. Guilford.
E. Ilchester.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bristol.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.
L. Hyde.

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

Chappel Bar and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to Newhaven, and from The Four Lane Ends near Ockerthorpe to Ashborne, and from the Cross Post on Wirksworth Moor to join the Road leading from Chesterfield to Chappel-en-le-Frith, at or near Longston in the County of Derby, and from Selston to Annesley Woodhouse in the County of Nottingham."

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.

State of National Debt delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Julliott, 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 1st Instant,

"A State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 11th Day of January 1758, and on the 11th Day of January 1759; 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.

His Majesty's Advocate against Bayne & al.

The House being moved, "That Wednesday the 4th Day of April next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate is Appellant, and Colin Bayne and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the 4th Day of April next, as desired.

Pippard against Corporation of Drogheda.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Henry Pippard Esquire is Appellant, and the Corporation of Drogheda Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after the Recess at Easter.

D. of Kingston and E. Gower, Leave to petition for a Private Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Evelyn Duke of Kingston and Granville Earl Gower; setting forth, "That the Petitioners have come to an Agreement for the Sale of certain Estates, late the Inheritance of the most Noble Evelyn late Duke of Kingston, deceased, and settled by his Will; but, as the said Estates, by reason of the Devises and Limitations in the said Will, cannot be effectually conveyed, in Pursuance of the said Agreement, without the Aid of an Act of Parliament, the Petitioners have mutually agreed to apply for an Act to be passed in this present Session; but although the establishing the said Agreement would be greatly for the Benefit of both the Petitioners, yet the Terms of the said Agreement could not be finally settled and adjusted till after the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving Petitions for Private Bills;" and therefore praying, That they may be at Liberty now to exhibit their said Petition, for Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purpose aforesaid:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to exhibit their said Petition, as desired.

Upon reading the Petition of Evelyn Duke of Kingston, Grandson and Heir of the most Noble Evelyn late Duke of Kingston, deceased, and of Granville Earl Gower, Eldest Son and Heir of the Right Honourable John Earl Gower, deceased, by the Right Honourable Evelyn Lady Gower, also deceased, who was Daughter of the said Evelyn late Duke of Kingston; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for confirming and establishing an Agreement between the Petitioners, touching certain Estates devised and settled by the Will of the late Duke of Kingston, and carrying the same into Execution in the Manner therein mentioned:

Petition referred to Judges.

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Bouverie's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Honourable Edward Bouverie and William Bouverie, respectively, to make Leases of Chester's Key and Brewer's Key, and other Tenements and Buildings in the City of London, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Young Esquires, deceased."

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 28th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 14o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Chard and other Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Guilford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of the Town of Chard to the South End of West Moor, and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road through Ilmister to Kenny Gate, and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm, and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilmister, and from White Cross to Chillington Down, and from a Place called Three Oaks, over Ilford Bridges, to Bridge Cross in the County of Somerset," 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."

Great Glen Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Nether or South End Fields, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Coant to take the Name of Wakelin, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Coant Gentleman and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Wakelin."

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. Edwards and Mr. Harris:

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

Irish Cattle, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Rigby 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.

Caryll, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Caryll Esquire and Dorothy 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 Sale of the Inheritance of Part of the settled Estate of John Caryll Esquire, in the County of Sussex, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same."

Neithrop Field Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing One Open and Common Field called Neithrop Field, and several Parcels of Land called Bull's Close, The Hooks Common, Balkes Leys, White Post, Cow Layer Paddock, Great March Causeways, and Ley, within the Township and Liberties of Neithrop and Wickham, and in the Parish of Banbury, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bridgewater and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset; and for amending and rendering more effectual several Acts, for amending several Roads from the Cities of Gloucester and Bristol, and several other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the Counties of Somerset and Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

E. of Powis's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of William Marquis of Powis, deceased, in the County of Northampton, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the respective Purchasers thereof; and for empowering the present Earl and Countess of Powis to make Leases of the Estate late of the said Marquis, in the County of Montgomery, for Twenty-one Years, or Three Lives, at the improved Rent."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bath.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
Ld. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Bristol.
Ld. Delamer.
L. Hay.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 29th 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.

L. Molyneux & al. to be heard against Molyneux's Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of William Lord Viscount Molyneux of the Kingdom of Ireland, John Caryll Esquire and Dorothy his Wife, Thomas Clifton Esquire, John Massey Esquire and Mary his Wife, late Mary Clifton, Juliana Clifton, Isabella Clifton, and Eleonara Clifton, Spinsters; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House for transferring to the Guardians of Charles William Molyneux, an Infant, a certain Power of Leasing, contained in the Marriage Settlement of Richard late Lord Viscount Molyneux deceased, during the Minority, and for the Benefit, of the said Infant; and representing, "That the same will tend greatly to the Prejudice of the Petitioners; expressing their Hopes that the said Bill shall not pass into a Law;" and praying, That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against it:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed; and the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, before the said Committee, if they think fit; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the said Committee, be added thereto.

Lincolnshire Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, amend, and make effectual, an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Roads from the North West Parts of the County of Lincoln, through Nettlam Fields, Wragby Lane, and Baumber Fields, to The Wolds, or North East Part of the said County; and also for repairing and widening the Roads from the Well in East Gate in the City of Lincoln, and from the North West End of Horncastle, from the Guide Post at the East End of Hainton, through Barkwith, to the Roads directed to be repaired by the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Irish Cattle, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland, for a limited Time."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed for Monday next be put off to the Wednesday following; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

To take off the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wilson & al. against Bayley & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mark Wilson Gentleman and Susanna Wilson Spinster, and of Catherine Motley and Elinor Motley, Infants, by Joseph Verschoyle, their next Friend and Guardian; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, pronounced the 20th of December 1758, but not signed nor entered until the 5th Day of February last; and praying, "That the same may be reversed and set aside; or that this House will otherwise vary and alter the same, and, instead thereof, make such Order and Decree in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Thomas Bayly Esquire and Catherine his Wife, Jane Daly Widow, James Wilson Esquire, Alderman John Tew, James Hamilton Esquire, Weldon Tarleton Gentleman, Margaret Tew Widow, George Lowther, and Marcus Lowther Crofton, Esquires, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Bayly and Catherine his Wife, Jane Daly, James Wilson, John Tew, James Hamilton, Weldon Tarleton, Margaret Tew, George Lowther, and Marcus Lowther Crofton, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 17th Day of April next; and Service of this Order on their several and respective Clerks in Court, or Attornies 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 Jovis, decimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 15o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

E. Stanhope takes the Oaths, in Pursuance of the Militia Act.

Philip Earl Stanhope took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England."

Chappel Bar and other Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to Newhaven, and from the Four Lane Ends near Oakerthorpe to Ashborne, and from the Cross Post on Wirksworth Moor, to join the Road leading from Chesterfield to Chappel-en-le-Frith, at or near Longston in the County of Derby, and from Selston to Annesley Woodhouse in the County of Nottingham," 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."

Chard and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of the Town of Chard to the South End of West Moor, and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road through (fn. 2) Ilminster to Kenny Gate, and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm, and from Saint Rane Hill to (fn. 2) Ilmister, and from White Cross to Chillington Down, and from a Place called Three Oaks, over Ilford Bridges, to Bridge Cross in the County of Somerset."

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. Waple:

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

Account of Tallow imported from Ireland and Russia:

Ordered, That the prpoer Officer do lay before this House an Account of all Tallow imported from Ireland into England, from Christmas 1757, to Christmas 1758.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Account of the Quantity of Tallow imported into England from Russia, from Christmas 1757, to Christmas 1758.

and Account of the Duties on Candles, and of the Quantities of Candles exported, to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Account of the Net Duties on Candles, from Midsummer 1757, to Midsummer 1758.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Account of the Quantity of Candles exported from England, from Christmas 1757, to Christmas 1758; distinguishing to what Countries exported, and what Quantity from the Port of London, and what Quantity from the Out Ports.

Caryll's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Inheritance of Part of the settled Estate of John Caryll Esquire, in the County of Sussex, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same."

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

M. Rockingham.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Stanhope.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
Ld. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Hay.
L. Sandys.
L. Hyde.
L. Lyttelton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 30th 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.

Lincolnshire Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, amend, and make effectual, an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Roads from the North West Parts of the County of Lincoln, through Nettlam Fields, Wragby Lane, and Baumber Fields, to The Wolds, or North East Part of the said County; and also for repairing and widening the Roads from the Well in East Gate in the City of Lincoln, and from the North West End of Horncastle, and from the Guide Post at the East End of Hainton, through Barkwith, to the Roads directed to be repaired by the said Act."

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.

To take off the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch."

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.

Neithrop Field Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field called Neithrop Field, and several Parcels of Land called Bull's Close, The Hooks Common, Balkes Leys, White Post, Cow Layer Paddock, Great March Causeways, and Ley, within the Township and Liberties of Neithrop and Wickham, and in the Parish of Banbury, 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 this Day Sevennight, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stort River, navigable; Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stort navigable, in the Counties of Hertford and Essex, from the new Bridge in the Town of Bishop Stortford, into the River Lee, near a Place called The Rye, in the County of Hertford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 16o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Delwar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Dutchess of Beaufort's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and for empowering the Guardian and Trustees named in the said Will to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates, in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecom, during the Minority of her Children."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Manchester.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Cardigan.
E. Litchfield.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bath.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Weymouth.
Ld. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L.d. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Feversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the 2d Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Stort River navigable, Bill: His Majesty's Consent signified.

The Lord Hay, as Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stort navigable, in the Counties of Hertford and Essex, from the new Bridge in the Town of Bishop Stortford, into the River Lee, near a Place called The Rye, in the County of Hertford," was pleased to consent, as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned, that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Irish Tallow, Duties on, to discontinue, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon Tallow imported from Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stroudwater River navigable, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and explain an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for making navigable the River Stroudwater, in the County of Gloucester, from the River Severn, at or near Famiload, to Wallbridge, near the Town of Stroud, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Macclesfield, to Buxton, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Cross at Broken Cross at Macclesfield in the County of Chester, through Macclesfield Forest, to the present Turnpike Road at the South End of the Township of Buxton in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Redness and Swinefleet Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for the enclosing and dividing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Redness and Swinefleet Pastures, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E. Arran's Will, &c. to exemplify, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for examplifying or enrolling an Indenture of Settlement, and the Will and Codicils, of the late Earl of Arran, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Four last mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

Stort River navigable, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stort navigable, in the Counties of Hertford and Essex, from the new Bridge in the Town of Bishop Stortford, into the River Lee, near a Place called The Rye, in the County of Hertford."

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

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

Molyneux's Bill.

The Earl of Bath reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for transferring to the Guardians of Charles William Molyneux, an Infant, a certain Power of Leasing, contained in the Marriage Settlement of Richard late Lord Viscount Molyneux, deceased, during the Minority, and for the Benefit, of the said Infant," was committed: That they had met; and had heard Counsel upon the Petition of William Lord Viscount Molyneux, John Caryll Esquire, and others, against the Bill; as also Counsel for the Bill; and 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 Two Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Chappel Bar and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to Newhaven, and from the Four Lane Ends near Oakerthorpe to Ashborne, and from the Cross Post on Wirksworth Moor to join the Road leading from Chesterfield to Chappel-en-le-Frith, at or near Longston in the County of Derby, and from Selston to Annesley Woodhouse in the County of Nottingham."

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. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

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

Andrew to enter into a Recognizance on Forbes' Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Joseph Andrews of the Parish of Saint George the Martyr in the County of Middlesex Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Lady Dowager Forbes, on account of her Appeal depending in this House; she being in Scotland:"

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

Graham & al. Leave for a Bill, to enfranchise Customary Lands late belonging to Widdrington:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise several Customary Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the several Manors of Nicol Forest, Solport, and Bewcastle, in the County of Cumberland, late the Estates of the Honourable Catherine Widdrington Widow, deceased, directed to be settled to certain Uses by the Will and Codicil of the said Catherine Widdrington; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

To take off the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch."

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 19o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Gloucester.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Lincolnshire Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, amend, and make effectual, an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Roads from the North West Parts of the County of Lincoln, through Nettlam Fields, Wragby Lane, and Baumber Fields, to The Wolds, or North East Part of the said County; and also for repairing and widening the Roads from the Well in East Gate in the City of Lincoln, and from the North West End of Horncastle, and from the Guide Post at the East End of Hainton, through Barkwith, to the Roads directed to be repaired by the said Act," 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."

Fillingham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Monson reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Grounds within the Manor of Fillingham in the County of Lincoln," 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."

Graham & al. to enfranchise Customary Lands late belonging to Widdington, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise several Customary Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the several Manors of Nicol Forest, Solport, and Bewcastle, in the County of Cumberland, late the Estates of the Honourable Catherine Widdrington Widow, deceased, directed to be settled to certain Uses by the Will and Codicil of the said Catherine Widdrington; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborow.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Litchfield.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bath.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 3d Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bridgewater and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Bridgewater in the County of Somerset; and for amending and rendering more effectual several Acts, for amending several Roads from the Cities of Gloucester and Bristol, and several other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the Counties of Somerset and Gloucester."

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

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

Accompt of Duties on Cancles.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Johnson, from the Commissioners of Excise, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of this House, of the 15th Instant,

"An Accompt of the Net Duties on Candles, from Midsummer 1757, to Midsummer 1758."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Molyneux's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for transferring to the Guardians of Charles William Molyneux, an Infant, a certain Power of Leasing, contained in the Marriage Settlement of Richard late Lord Viscount Molyneux; deceased, during the Minority, and for the Benefit, of the said Infant."

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. Montague and Mr. Lane:

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

Redness and Swinefleet Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for the enclosing and dividing certain Commons or Waste Grounds, called Redness and Swinefleet Pastures, 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 To-morrow Sevennight, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Account of Tallow from Ireland and Russia, and of Candles, exported.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Tomkyns, from the Commissioners of the Customs, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to Orders of this House of the 15th Instant,

"An Account of all Tallow imported from Ireland into England, from Christmas 1757, to Christmas 1758."

"Also an Account of the Quantity of Tallow imported into England from Russia, from Christmas 1757, to Christmas 1758."

"And also, an Account of the Quantity of Candles exported from England, from Christmas 1757 to Christmas 1758; distinguishing to what Countries exported, and what Quantity from the Port of London, and what Quantity from the Out Ports."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Wemys & al. against Mackay.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Honourable James Wemyss of Wemyss, William Sutherland of Sibberscross, and Captain James Peterson of Major General Elliot's Regiment; complaining of Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of February last, and 1st of this Instant March; and also of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 6th of this Instant March; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Hugh Mackay of Bighouse may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Hugh Mackay may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 16th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon his Procurators or Agents shall be deemed good Service.

Stroudwater River, navigable, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and explain an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for making navigable the River Stroudwater, in the County of Gloucester, from the River Severn, at or near Famiload to Wallbridge, near The Stroud in the same County."

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

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

Macclesfield to Buxton, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Cross at Broken Cross in Macclesfield in the County of Chester, through Macclesfield Forest, to the present Turnpike Road at the South End of the Township of Buxton in the County of Derby."

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

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

Chesterfield to Grindleford Bridge, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chesterfield to the Turnpike Road at Hernstone Lane Head, and also the Road branching from the said Road upon The East Moor, through Baslow and Wardlow, to the Joining of the said Roads again near Wardlow Mires, and also the Road leading between the said Road and Branch from Calver Bridge to Baslow Bridge, and also the Road from the Turnpike Road near Newhaven House, to the Turnpike Road near Grindleford Bridge in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

To take off the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Irish Cattle, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the Free Importation of Cattle from Ireland, for a limited Time:"

The said Bill was accordingly read a 2d Time.

After Debate;

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 Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 20o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Willoughby 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 Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Willoughby, 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."

Bridgewater Roads, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Bridgewater in the County of Somerset; and for amending and rendering more effectual several Acts, for amending several Roads from the Cities of Glou cester and Bristol, and several other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the Counties of Somerset and Gloucester," 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."

Stort River, navigable, Bill.

The Lord Hay reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stort navigable, in the Counties of Hertford and Essex, from the new Bridge in the Town of Bishop Stortford, into the River Lee, near a Place called The Rye, in the County of Hertford," 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."

Chesterfield to Grindleford Bridge, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chesterfield to the Turnpike Road at Hernstone Lane Head, and also the Road branching from the said Road upon The East Moor, through Baslow and Wardlow, to the Joining of the said Roads again near Wardlow Mires, and also the Road leading between the said Road and Branch from Calver Bridge to Baslow Bridge, and also the Road from the Turnpike Road near Newhaven House to the Turnpike Road near Grindleford Bridge in the County of Derby."

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

L. Chamberlain.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
L. Bp. Bath. & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.
L. Hyde.
L. Lyttelton.

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

Marine Forces, Regulation, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hodie 1a & 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 upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Lincolnshire Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, amend, and make effectual, an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Roads from the North West Parts of the County of Lincoln, through Nettlam Fields, Wragby Lane, and Baumber Fields, to The Wolds, or North East Part of the said County, and also for repairing and widening the Roads from the Well in East Gate in the City of Lincoln, and from the North West End of Horncastle, and from the Guide Post at the East End of Hainton, through Barkwith, to the Roads directed to be repaired by the said Act."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Fillingham Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Grounds, within the Manor of Fillingham, in the County of Lincoln."

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. Montague and Mr. Lane:

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

Somersham Fen Lands, to drain, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parishes of Somersham and Pidley with Fenton, and the Parish of Colne, in the County of Huntingdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Pecholier & al. Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Thomas Pecholier, Peter Harisson, and Samuel Bernard Graff;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Grantham to Derby, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Grantham in the County of Lincoln, through Bottesford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge, and from Chapel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Saint Marry's Bridge in the Town of Derby, and from the Guilde Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. Arran's Will to exemplify, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exemplifying and enrolling an Indenture of Settlement and the Will and Codicils of the late Earl of Arran, deceased."

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 Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Hamersley to enter into a Recognizance for Wilson & al.

The House being moved, "That Mr. Hugh Hamersley may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Mark Wilson and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Ireland:"

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

D. of Kingston, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Evelyn Duke of Kingston and Granville Earl Gower; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bucks, Northampton, Salop, and Stafford, devised by the Will of Evelyn late Duke of Kingston, in the present Duke of Kingston, in Fee; and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Nottingham, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses."

Wegg, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Samuel Wegg 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 to exchange Lands, between Samuel Wegg Esquire and the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in the City of London."

Mc Culloch against Mc Culloch.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Mac Culloch of Auchinguill; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 27th of February last; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied; and that an Interlocutor of the Commissaries of Edinburgh, in the said Appeal mentioned, of the 18th of August 1758, may be affirmed, or such other Relief given the Appellant in the Premises as to this House shall seem meet; and that Janet McCulloch may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Janet McCulloch may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 17th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon her Counsel or Agents before the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Desunt in Originali, vide p. 440, b. 442. b. & 445. b.
2 Sic.