House of Lords Journal Volume 29
March 1759, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: March 1759, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 451-468. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114463 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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March 1759, 21-31

DIE Mercurii, 21o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. (fn. 1) Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Macclesfield to Buxton, Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 Moore, 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 Grindleford Bridge in the County of Derby," 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."

Irish Tallow, Duties on to discontinue, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon Tallow imported from Ireland."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time Tomorrow Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Account of Candles exported from Bristol, &c.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Account of the Quantity of Candles exported from the Ports of Bristol, Lancaster, Liverpool, and Whitehaven, from Christmas 1757, to Christmas 1758; distinguishing each Port.

Pierie to enter into a Recognizance on Wemyss's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Pierie of The Middle Temple may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Wemyss Esquire and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:"

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

Wegg's Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

D. Argyll.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Bathurst.
L. Sandys.
L. Lyttelton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 5th 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:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bridgewater and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Willoughby Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by (fn. 2) Mr. Montague and Mr. Lane:

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

Grantham to Derby, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Saint Mary's Bridge in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry."

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.

Marine Forces, Regulation, Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the 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."

Bishop's Waltham Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields and a Down, in the Manor of Bishop's Waltham, in the County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

D. of Gordon & al. against Gordon & al.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Duke of Gordon and his Curators or Guardians, and of Katherine Dutchess of Gordon and Staats Long Morrice Esquire her Husband; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 20th of January 1758; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 8th of February following, adhering thereto; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied; and that the Appellant might have such other Relief as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of John Gordon of Auchanachy put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Somersham, &c. Fen Lands to drain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Sevennight, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Corbet & al. against Crosbie & al.

The Answer of Andrew Crosbie and others, to the Appeal of James Corbett and others, was brought in.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum secundum (fn. 3) diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 22o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Neithrop Field, Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

MarineForces, Regulations, Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Irish Cattle, Bill, Judges to attend;

Ordered, That such of the Judges as are in Town do attend this House To-morrow, upon Consideration of the Bill for the free Importation of Irish Cattle.

and the Lords summoned.

Ordered also, That all the Lords be summoned, to attend To-morrow.

Chesterfield to Grindleford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Macclesfield to Buxton, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Bishop's Waltham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields and a Down, in the Manor of Bishop's Waltham, in the County of Southampton."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Jersey.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Darlington.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ravensworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 5th 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.

D. of Kingston's Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Simple; and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Nottingham, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses."

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 6th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Corbett & al. against Crosbie & al.

The House being moved, "That Monday the 9th Day of April next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Corbet and others are Appellants, and William Crosbie and others Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 9th Day of April next, as desired.

Wilson to enter into a Recognizance on McCulloch's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Mr. John Wilson of Gray's Inn may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Edward McCulloch, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:"

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

Norton Falgate Nightly Watch, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better enlightening and cleansing the Open Places, Streets, Squares, Lanes, Courts, and other Passages, within the Part of the Manor and Liberty of Norton Falgate, otherwise Norton Folley, in the County of Middlesex, which is Extraparochial, and regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles therein;" 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 et in diem Veneris, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 23o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Grantham to Derby, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Saint Mary's Bridge in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley 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."

Phipps, to renew a Crown Lease, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of the Personal Estate of the late Dutchess of Buckinghamshire and Normanby, deceased, to renew a Lease of certain Manors and Estates in the County of York, in the Manner, and for the 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 several 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.

Little Barrington Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields called Little Barrington Common Fields, and a Common or Waste called The Downs, within the Manor of Little Barrington, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bath, and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for repairing several Roads leading to the City of Bath, and for amending several other Roads near the said City;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Neithrop Field Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Lane:

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

Hill, Leave for a Bill to take the Name of Trevor:

Upon reading the Petition of Arthur Hill Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Son Arthur Hill an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him and his said Son, and their Issue Male, to take the Name and Arms of Trevor:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Lord Harwich presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Arthur Hill Esquire and Arthur his Son, and their Issue Male, to take the Name and Arms of Trevor."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

D. of Kingston's Bill: Motion for shortening the Time of the Meeting of the Committee.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with as that the Committee to whom the Bill, 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 Fee Simple; and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Nottingham, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses," stands committed, "may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:"

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Account of Candles exported from Bristol, &c. delivered.

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 their Lordships Order on Wednesday last,

"An Account of the Quantity of Candles exported from the Ports of Bristol, Lancaster, Liverpoole, and Whitehaven, from Christmas 1757 to Christmas 1758; distinguishing each Port."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

E. of Blesinton against Monsel & al. et è contra:

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Earl of Blesinton in the Kingdom of Ireland; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in the said Kingdom, of the 12th of February 1757; and praying, "That the same might be reversed and set aside; and such other Relief given the Appellant as to this House should seem meet:" As likewise upon the Cross Appeal of William Monsell Esquire and George Tuthill Gentleman, complaining of Part of the same Decree; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or rectisied; and that the Appellants might have such Relief as the Nature of their Case required:" As also upon the Answer of the said William Monsell and George Tuthill, and the Answer of John Williams Esquire, surviving Executor of Charles late Lord Viscount Blesinton, put in to the said Original Appeal, and the Answer of the said William Earl of Blesinton and the said John Williams put in to the said Cross Appeal:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And only One Counsel of a Side appearing:

The Counsel for the Appellant in the Original Appeal acquainted the House, "That the Parties were come to an Agreement, and consented that the Decree complained of in the said Appeals should be affirmed in toto."

And the Counsel for the said Respondents William Monsell and George Tuthill (no Counsel appearing for the said John Williams the other Respondent) likewise acquainting the House, "That the same was consented to on the "Part of the said Respondents:"

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Decree affirmed, by Consent.

Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled (by Consent of the Counsel on both Sides, signified at the Bar) That the said Appeals be, and are hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Decree therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Irish Cattle, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland, for a limited Time:"

The House was moved, "That the 13th, 14th, and 15th, Sections of an Act of the 15th Year of King Charles the Second, for the Encouragement of Trade, Cap. 7, might be read."

The same were read accordingly.

The 1st Section of an Act of the 18th Year of King Charles the Second, against importing Cattle from Ireland, Cap. 2. was also read.

Then it was moved, "That the following Question be put to the Judges; (videlicet,)

"Whether the Words, "all Sorts of Cattle," made Use of in the Bill now depending before the House, intituled, "An Act to permit the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland, for a limited Time," will, in Construction of Law, comprehend Horses, Sheep, and Swine, all, any, or which of them, supposing, as the Law now stands, that Horses may be imported from Ireland paying a Duty, and that the Importation of all other Cattle from thence is now prohibited?"

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be put to the Judges?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Keeper acquainting the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission, under the Great Seal, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses."

It was agreed, "That the further proceeding upon the Order of the Day be postponed till after the passing of the Acts."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to robe.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; with the Duke of Dorset on his Right Hand; and the Lord Mansfield on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Keeper said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here this Day, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to certain Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly set forth. His Majesty hath also, by the said Commission, authorized and commanded the said Commissioners, who are appointed by former Letters Patent to hold this Parliament, to declare and notify, in His Majesty's Absence, His Royal Assent to the said Acts, in this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

"GEORGE R.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen, and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts, agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "An Act for taking off the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch:" "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters:" "An Act for the Regulation of his Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore:" "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose:" "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Town and Borough of Southwark, and the several Parishes of Saint Saviour, Saint Mary at Newington, Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, Christ Church, Saint Mary Lambeth, and Saint Mary at Rotherhith, in the County of Surrey, and the several Precincts and Liberties of the same; and for extending the Powers and Provisions of the said Act to such Part of the Eastern Half of the Hundred of Brixton in the said County as is not included in the said Act:" "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the Town of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Pleasley, Glapwell, Heath, and Normenton, and the Liberty of Hasland, to the Turnpike Road leading from the Town of Derby to the Town of Chesterfield in the County of Derby:" "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 Il minster, to Kenny Gate, and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm, and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilminster, and from White Cross to Chillington Down, and from [ (fn. 4) a Place] called Three Oaks, over Ilford Bridges, to Bridge Cross in the County of Somerset:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chapel 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 Selfton to Annesley Woodhouse in the County of Nottingham:" "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 reparing and widening the Roads from the Well in East Gate in the County 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:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "An Act for making the River Stort navigable, in the Counties of Hertford and Essex, from the new Bridge in the Town of Bishop's Stortford, into the River Lee, near a Place called The Rye, in the County of Hertford:" "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:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open, Arable, Meadow, Pasture, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Honington, in the County of Warwick:" "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Townships of Bentley and Arksey and Parish of Arksey, in the County of York:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Meadows, Common Pasture and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Staunton, in the County of Nottingham:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open, Arable, Meadow, Pasture, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Preston upon Stower, in the County of Gloucester:" "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:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Grounds, within the Manor of Fillingham, in the County of Lincoln:" "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:" "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:" "An Act to enable Christopher Codrington Esquire, now called Christopher Bethell, and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Bethell, pursuant to the Will of Slingsby Bethell Esquire, deceased:" "An Act for continuing, establishing, and confirming, the Surname and Arms of Bootle unto Richard Wilbraham Bootle Esquire, formerly called Richard Wilbraham, and Mary Wilbraham Bootle his Wife, and their Issue, pursuant to the Will of Sir Thomas Bootle Knight, deceased:" "An Act to enable Thomas Peckham Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Fowle:" "An Act to enable John Coant Gentleman and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Wakelin:" "An Act for naturalizing Caspar Schombart, John Spitta, Gysbert Van Voorst, Frederick de Chevrigny, Conrad Harksen, Christopher Strothoff, and Jasper Laurence Richter:" "An Act for naturalizing Thomas Pecholier, Peter Harisson, and Samuel Bernard Graff:" "An Act for naturalizing Philippus William Casimer Van Straubenzce Esquire." And albeit the said Acts, by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as, for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present, in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and, by the same, do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth, shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same. And We do, by these Presents, declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also, by these Presents, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Sir Robert Henley Knight, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding Our most Dear Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our said Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Richard Earl Temple Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Duke of Rutland Steward of Our Household, William Duke of Devonshire Chamberlain of Our Household, John Duke of Bedford Lieutenant General and General Governor of Our Kingdom of Ireland, Archibald Duke of Argyll, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle First Commissioner of Our Treasury, Lionel Cranfield Duke of Dorset, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford Groom of Our Stole, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, Granville Earl Gower Master of Our Horse, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors George Lord Anson First Commissioner of Our Admiralty, and William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf. And finally We do declare and will, that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted, good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. And whereas, by Our Letters Patent, bearing Date at Westminster, the Twenty-first Day of November last past, We did give and grant unto the same Our most Dear Son, the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, full Power, in Our Name, to hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of holding the same, and to proceed upon the said Affairs in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every Thing which for Us and by Us, for the good Government of Our said Kingdom of Great Britain, and of other Our Dominions belonging to Our said Kingdom, should be therein to be done; and also, if necessary, to continue, adjourn, and prorogue Our said Parliament; We do hereby further declare, that Our said Letters Patent, and every Clause, Matter, and Thing therein contained, are, and shall be, in as full Force and Strength (these Our Letters Patent or any Thing herein notwithstanding) as if these Presents had not been had or made. And Our Will and Pleasure is, and We do ordain and constitute, that the same Our most Dear Son, the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, shall put in Execution all the Powers and Authorities in the said Letters Patent mentioned and expressed, that yet remain to be done and executed. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysecond Day of March, in the Thirty-second Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then the Lord Keeper said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of both the Commissions already mentioned to you (one whereof has been now read), we declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the last mentioned Commission described; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Deputy Clerk of the Crown, at the Table, read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

"1. An Act for taking off the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch."

"2. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

"3. An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

"4. An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose."

"5. An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Town and Borough of Southwark, and the several Parishes of Saint Saviour, Saint Mary at Newington, Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, Christ Church, Saint Mary Lambeth, and Saint Mary at Rotherhith, in the County of Surrey, and the several Precincts and Liberties of the same; and for extending the Powers and Provisions of the said Act to such Part of the Eastern Half of the Hundred of Brixton, in the said County, as is not included in the said Act."

"6. An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the Town of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Pleasley, Glapwell, Heath, and Normenton, and the Liberty of Hasland, to the Turnpike Road leading from the Town of Derby to the Town of Chesterfield in the County of Derby."

"7. 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 Ilminster, to Kenny Gate, and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton, and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilminster, 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."

"8. 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 Selfton to Annesley Woodhouse in the County of Nottingham."

"9. 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 thorugh 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."

"10. 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."

"11. 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."

"12. 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."

"13. 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 these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; videlicet,

"Le Roy le veult."

"14. 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."

"15. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open, Arable, Meadow, Pasture, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Honington, in the County of Warwick."

"16. An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of Bentley and Arksey, and Parish of Arksey, in the County of York."

"17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Meadows, Common Pasture, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Staunton, in the County of Nottingham."

"18. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable, Meadow, Pasture, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Preston upon Stower, in the County of Gloucester."

"19. 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."

"20. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Grounds, within the Manor of Fillingham, in the County of Lincoln."

"21. 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."

"22. 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."

"23. An Act to enable Christopher Codrington Esquire, now called Christopher Bethell, and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Bethell, pursuant to the Will of Slingsby Bethell Esquire, deceased."

" (fn. 4) 24. An Act for continuing, establishing, and confirming, the Surname and Arms of Bootle unto Richard Wilbraham Bootle Esquire, formerly called Richard Wilbraham, and Mary Wilbraham Bootle his Wife, and their Issue, pursuant to the Will of Sir Thomas Bootle Knight, deceased."

"25. An Act to enable Thomas Peckham Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Fowle."

"26. An Act to enable John Coant Gentleman and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Wakelin."

"27. An Act for naturalizing Caspar Schombart, John Spitta, Gysbert Van Voorst, Frederick de Chevrigny, Conrad Harksen, Christopher Strothoff, and Jasper Lawrence Richter."

"28. An Act for naturalizing Thomas Pecholier, Peter Harisson, and Samuel Bernard Graff."

"29. An Act for naturalizing Philippus Willem Casimir Van Straubenzee Esquire."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; videlicet,

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Irish Cattle, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland, for a limited Time."

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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the 3d Time on Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Givan against Simpson.

Whereas Monday next is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Givan is Appellant, and Agnes Simpson Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 26o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Cornwallis.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

D. of Kingston's Bill:

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, 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 Simple; and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Nottingham, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

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

Phipps to renew a Crown Lease, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of the Personal Estate of the late Dutchess of Buckinghamshire and Normanby, deceased, to renew a Lease of certain Manors and Estates in the County of York, in the Manner and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Grantham to Derby, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Grantham in the County of Lincoln, through Bottesford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge, and from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Saint Mary's Bridge in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Given against Simpson:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Givan; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of January 1758; and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 2d of March 1758, adhering thereto; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, of the 6th of December 1758, and 16th of January last; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended; and that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Agnes Simpson Widow of John Givan the Younger of Mains put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed, with Costs.

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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, the Sum of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, for her Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Bath Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for repairing several Roads leading to the City of Bath; and for amending several other Roads near the said City."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bath.
E. Cornwallis.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.

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.

Norton Falgate Nightly Watch, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better enlightening and cleansing the Open Places, Streets, Squares, Lanes, Courts, and other Passages, within the Part of the Manor and Liberty of Norton Folgate, otherwise Norton Folley, in the County of Middlesex, which is extra-parochial, and regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles therein."

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

Popham Lane to Winchlester, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, and widening the Roads from Oxdown Gate in Popham Lane to the City of Winchester, and from the said City, through Hursley, to Chandler's Ford, and from Hursley aforesaid to the Turnpike Road at Romsey, and from the said Turnpike Road, through Ringwood in the County of Southampton, to Longham Bridge and Winborne Minster in the County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dewsbury, and other Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Lionel Pilkington and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dewsbury to Ealand in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hoton Enclesure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Palmer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Hoton in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills, were read the First Time.

Rolle, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Denys Rolle and Anne his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, settled and entailed on Denys Rolle Esquire, and his Issue, in him, in Fee Simple; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the said County of Devon, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

Hill to take the Name of Trevor, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Arthur Hill Esquire and Arthur his Son, and their Issue Male, to take and use the Name and Arms of Trevor."

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.

Little Barrington Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields called Little Barrington Common Fields, and a Common or Waste called The Downs, within the Manor of Little Barrington, in the County of Gloucester."

Dobyns to take the Name of Yate, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham (pursuant to an Order of the 5th of February last) presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Dobyns Esquire, now called Robert Yate, and his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Yate, in Pursuance of the Will of Robert Yate Esquire, deceased."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Counsel in the Cause which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be called in precisely at One o'Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 27o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Fevesham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Southmoulton Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening, and rendering safe and commodious, several Roads leading from the Town of Southmoulton, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sunning Hill Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called The Old Gallows in the Parish of Sunning in the County of Berks, through Wokingham, New Bracknoul, and Sunning Hill, to Virginia Water in the Parish of Egham in the County of Surry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were read the First Time.

Plunket's Estate, to enlarge the Time for Sale of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving further Time to Trustees therein named to execute certain Trusts, vested in them in and by an Act of Parliament, made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for vesting the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland in Trustees, in order to sell the same to Protestant Purchasers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

M. of Carnarvan's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Barry's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Duxford, and divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Cambridge, Part of the settled Estate of James Barry Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, in Trustees, to be conveyed to Richard Crop Esquire, pursuant to Articles; and for settling other Estates, in the County of York, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of their Marriage Articles," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Dewsbury to Ealand, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dewsbury to Ealand, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Litchfield.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bristol.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.

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.

Rolle's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, settled and entailed on Denys Rolle Esquire and his Issue, in him, in Fee Simple; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in the said County of Devon, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

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 11th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Popham Lane to Winchester, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Oxdown Gate in Popham Lane to the City of Winchester, and from the said City, through Hursley, to Chandler's Ford, and from Hursley aforesaid to the Turnpike Road at Romsey, and from the said Turnpike Road, through Ringwood in the County of Southampton, to Longham Bridge and Winborne Minster in the County of Dorset."

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.

Hoton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Hoton, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields."

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.

Little Barrington Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields called Little Barrington Common Fields, and a Common or Waste called The Downs, within the Manor of Little Barrington, in the County of 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 on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dobyns to take the Name of Yate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Dobyns Esquire, now called Robert Yate, and his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Yate, in Pursuance of the Will of Walter Yate Esquire, 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 Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Walley & al. Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Walley and others to sell and convey Three undivided Fourth Parts of a Messuage or Farm, and several Pieces of Parcels of Land and Hereditaments, lying in or near the Parish of Hayes in the County of Kent, unto the Right Honourable William Pitt, in Fee Simple; and for investing the Purchasemoney in other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses and Estates as the said Three undivided Fourth Parts are now subject to; and to enable the Trustees named in the Will of William Cleaver the Elder, deceased, to convey certain Pieces or Parcels of Land in the Parish of Hayes aforesaid, Part of the Estate devised by the Will and Codicil of the said William Cleaver, unto the said William Pitt in Fee Simple, in Exchange for Part of the first mentioned Lands."

Irish Cattle, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third 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 the 3d Time.

After Debate:

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. Waple and Mr. Holford:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 28o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttleton.

PRAYERS.

E. of Arran's Will to exemplify, Bill:

The Earl of Aylesford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exemplifying and enrolling an Indenture of Settlement, and the Will and Codicils of the late Earl of Arran, deceased," 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 made Two Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

"Pr. 1. L. 25. Leave out the Words ["Freehold, or"]."

"At the End of the Title, add ["and making the same Evidence, as well in Ireland as Great Britain"]."

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Bath Roads, Bill:

The Earl of Bath reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for repairing several Roads leading to the City of Bath, and for amending several other Roads near the said City;" 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."

Buckley's Bill:

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Thomas Buckley Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, for discharging an Encumbrance affecting the same prior to his Marriage Settlement," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Marquis of Carnarvan's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Barry's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Duxford, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Cambridge, Part of the settled Estate of James Barry Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, in Trustees, to be conveyed to Richard Crop Esquire, pursuant to Articles; and for settling other Estates, in the County of York, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of their Marriage Articles."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the preceding Bills.

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

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

Southmoulton Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and rendering safe and commodious, several Roads leading from the Town of Southmoulton, in the County of Devon."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bath.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
E. Ilchester.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.

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.

Walley's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Walley and others to sell and convey Three undivided Fourth Parts of a Messuage or Farm, and several Pieces or Parcels of Land and Hereditaments, lying in or near the Parish of Hayes, in the County of Kent, unto the Right Honourable William Pitt, in Fee Simple; and for investing the Purchase-money in other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses and Estates as the said Three undivided Fourth Parts are now subject to; and to enable the Trustees named in the Will of William Cleaver the Elder, deceased, to convey certain Pieces or Parcels of Land, in the Parish of Hayes aforesaid, Part of the Estate devised by the Will and Codicil of the said William Cleaver, unto the said William Pitt, in Fee Simple, in Exchange for Part of the said first mentioned 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 Thursday the 10th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sunning Hill, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called The Old Gallows in the Parish of Sunning in the County of Berks, through Wokingham, New Bracknoul, and Sunning Hill, to Virginia Water in the Parish of Egham in the County of Surrey."

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.

Grants against Forbes.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Grant Elder and John Grant Younger, of Rothmaise, are Appellants, and Thomas Forbes Merchant in Fochabers is Respondent:

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

Irish Tallow, Duties on, to discontinue, 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 till Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

McAlester against McDonald.

A Petition of Jean McDonald, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Angus Mc Alester Esquire is Appellant, which stands appointed to be heard on Friday next, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Proceedings in the Courts below in this Cause, which are very long, being but just come to the Hands of the Petitioner's Agent, it is impossible for him to prepare for the said Hearing on Friday next;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to put off the said Hearing to such other Day as their Lordships shall think sit; the Appellant's Agent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Wednesday the 11th Day of April next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 29o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Biddaford Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Hollow Way on the West Side of Lord Clifford's Park Gate, where the Exeter Turnpike Road ends, to a Place called Biddaford, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wakefield Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Savile and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Wakefield to Austerlands, in The West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were read the First Time.

Hill to take the Name of Trever, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Arthur Hill Esquire and Arthur his Son, and their Issue Male, to take the Name and Arms of Trevor," 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 (fn. 5) through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Stroudwater Nasigation, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 Stroud in the same County," 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."

Buckley's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Thomas Buckley Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, for discharging an Encumbrance affecting the same prior to his Marriage Settlement."

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. Waple and Mr. Holford:

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

Bath Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for repairing several Roads leading to the City of Bath; and for amending several other Roads near the said City."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

E. of Arran's Will to exemplify, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Plunkett's Estate, to enlarge the Time for Sale of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving further Time to Trustees therein named to execute certain Trusts vested in them in and by an Act of Parliament made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland in Trustees, in order to sell the same to Protestant Purchasers."

Bishop's Waltham Common Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Hatch and others, who are entitled to a Right of Common on a certain Open Common Down called Stephens Castle Down, in Ashton, in the County of Southampton, taking Notice of a Bill depending before their Lordships, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields and a Down, in the Manor of Bishop's Waltham, in the County of Southampton;" and alleging, "That, if the said Bill should pass into a Law, it would be very detrimental to the Interest of the Petitioners in the said Open Common Down called Stephens Castle Down;" and praying, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against such Part of the said Bill as relates to the enclosing the said Down:"

Hatch et al. to be heard, against it.

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

Grants against Forbes.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of John Grant Elder, and John Grant Younger, of Rothmaise; complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th of July 1758, the 5th of January 1759, and 20th of February last; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; and that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House should seem just:" As also upon the Answer of Thomas Forbes Merchant in Fochabers 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 Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Dutchess of Beaufort's Bill.

Ordered, That the Duke of Portland and the Earl of Hertford be added to the Committee to whom the Bill, 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 Brecon, during the Minority of his Children," stands committed.

Subsidy, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Subsidy of Poundage upon certain Goods and Merchandizes to be imported into this Kingdom, and an additional Inland Duty on Coffee and Chocolate; and for raising the Sum of Six Millions Six Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Subsidy and additional Inland Duty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Leadenham Hill, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a Place called Littlegate at the Top of Leadenham Hill in the County of Lincoln, to the West End of Barnaby Gate in Newark upon Trent, and from the Guide Post at the Division of Kelham and Muskham Lanes to Mansfield, and from Southwell to Oxton, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Post Fines, better Collection of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more regular and easy collecting of Post Fines, which shall be due to the Crown, or to Grantees thereof under the Crown, and for the Ease of Sheriffs in respect to the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Count Leslie & al. against Grant.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, and Anthony Leslie of Balquhain; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 8th of December 1758, and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 20th of December 1758; and likewise of Four other Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, of the 22d of December 1758, the 16th and 20th of January, and 16th of February 1759; and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 8th of this Instant March, adhering to the Lord Ordinary's last-mentioned Interlocutor; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied; and that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House should seem meet; and that Peter Grant Son of Captain John Grant late of Ballindallach, and David Orme Writer in Edinburgh, his Tutor in Litem, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Peter Grant and David Orme may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 26th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon their Counsel or Agents before the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 30o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

McCulloch against McCulloch.

The Answer of Janet Mac Culloch, to the Appeal of Edward Mac Culloch, was brought in.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for exemplifying the E. of Arran's Will.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exemplifying and enrolling an Indenture of Settlement, and the Will and Codicils of the late Earl of Arran, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Biddaford Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Hollow Way on the West Side of Lord Clifford's Park Gate, where the Exeter Turnpike Road ends, to a Place called Biddaford, in the County of Devon."

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

D. Manchester.
E. Stamford.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
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.

Redness and Swinefleet Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Somersham Fen draining, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

Lady Forbes to amend her Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Dorothea Lady Dowager Forbes; setting forth, "That, on the 12th of this Instant March, the Petitioner presented her Petition of Appeal to this House, from several Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, made in Favour of James Lord Forbes the Respondent; and that, on the 9th of the same Month, the said Court pronounced another Interlocutor in the same Cause; but, the said Appeal being presented on the 12th Instant as aforesaid, there was not Time for inserting the said Interlocutor;" and therefore praying, "In regard the Respondent hath not yet put in his Answer thereto, that she may be at Liberty to amend her said Appeal, by inserting the said last-mentioned Interlocutor:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend her Appeal, by inserting the said Interlocutor of the 9th Instant, as desired; she amending the Respondent's Copy.

D. of Kingston's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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 Fee Simple; and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Nottingham, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses," 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 several Amendments thereto, which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House."

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

Wakefield to Austerlands Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from Wakefield to Austerlands, in the West Riding of 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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Subsidy, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Subsidy of Poundage upon certain Goods and Merchandizes to be imported into this Kingdom, and an additional Inland Duty on Coffee and Chocolate; and for raising the Sum of Six Million Six Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Subsidy and additional Inland Duty."

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

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

Hill to take the Name of Trevor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Arthur Hill Esquire and Arthur his Son, and their Issue Male, to take the Name and Arms of Trevor."

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. Waple and Mr. Holford:

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

Stroudwater Navigation, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 City of Gloucester, from the River Severn, at or near Famiload, to Wallbridge, near The Stroud in the same County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Leadenham Hill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a Place called Littlegate at the Top of Leadenham Hill in the County of Lincoln, to the West End of Barnby Gate in Newark upon Trent, and from the Guide Post at the Division of Kelham and Muskham Lanes to Mansfield, and from Southwell to Oxton, in the County of Nottingham."

Post Fines, better Collection of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more regular and easy collecting, accompting for, and paying of, Post Fines, which shall be due to the Crown, or to Grantees thereof under the Crown, and for the Ease of Sheriffs in respect to the same."

Bishop's Waltham Enclosure, Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords, who have been present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, and a Down in the Manor of Bishop's Waltham, in the County of Southampton," stands committed, be added to the said Committee.

Davidson to enter into a Recognizance on Count Leslie's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Henry Davidson Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, and Anthony Leslie, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they being in Parts beyond the Seas:"

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.
2 Origin. by.
3 Deest in Originali.
4 This Number, and the following ones to 28 inclusive, are wrong marked in the Original.
5 Deest in Originali.