House of Lords Journal Volume 29
April 1759, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: April 1759, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 468-486. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114464 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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April 1759, 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 2o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Durham.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Warburton's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower William Warburton Esquire to make Leases of Part of his settled Estate in Malvern Chace, for Ninety-nine Years, in order for the cultivating and improving of the same," 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.

Bouveries Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Honourable Edward Bouverie and William Bouverie, respectively, to make Leases of Chester's Key and Brewer's Key, and other Tenements and Buildings in the City of London, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires, deceased," 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.

Dobyns to take the Name of Yate, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 Walter Yate Esquire, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wakefield to Austerlands, Road, Bill.

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

Dewsbury to Ealand, Road Bill.

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

Popham Lane to Winchester, &c. Road, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Biddaford Road, Bill.

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

D. of Kingston's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 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."

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. Bennett and Mr. Harris:

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

Act for punishing Person's in Disguise, acting against the Laws of Customs or Excise, to continue, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise, and to the Relief of Officers of the Customs in Informations upon Seizures; and to appropriate certain Penalties, mentioned in an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kelso Duty on Beer, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or one Sixth of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh; for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Redness and Swinefleet Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for the enclosing and dividing certain Commons or Waste Grounds, called Redness and Swinefleet Pastures, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Somersham Fen draining, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Weatherby Road, Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Subsidy, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the 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."

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."

E. of Rothes against Philip; the Cause remitted back to the Court of Session, and new Parties made.

A Petition of William Lord Viscount Barrington in the Kingdom of Ireland, surviving Trustee for and in Behalf of the Countess of Rothes and her Children, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That a Settlement was made, previous to the Marriage of the Earl and Countess of Rothes, in Consideration of a great Marriage Portion; and that the Petitioner has been very lately informed of a Cause now depending before their Lordships, which may greatly affect the said Countess and her Children, who have never been made Parties, so that the said Cause has proceeded without their having had an Opportunity to make a Defence, or provide for their Interests;" and therefore praying, "In regard the said Countess of Rothes is in Ireland, and her Children are Minors, that the said Cause, which stands appointed to be heard this Day, may be put off till some further Day, to the End that there may be an Opportunity of making a further Inquiry how far their Interests are affected thereby, and of defending their Rights."

And thereupon the Counsel in the Cause were called in to the Bar; and the Lord Keeper acquainted them with the Purport and Prayer of the said Petition.

And the Counsel on both Sides having been heard thereupon:

They were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the said Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland; and that the Countess of Rothes and the Children of the Marriage, and the Trustees in the Settlement made upon the Marriage of the Earl and Countess of Rothes, be made Parties thereto, to the End they may be heard, for their Interests.

Little Barrington Common, Bill; His Majesty's Consent signified.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and 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," was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.

Post Fines, Better Collection of, Bill; His Majesty's Consent, signified.

The Duke of Newcastle signified also the like Consent of His Majesty to the Bill, 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."

Plunkett's Bill; His Majesty's Consent signified.

The Duke of Newcastle also signified the like Consent of His Majesty to the 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."

Loughborough Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship and Liberty of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Crickley Hill, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and altering several Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Top of Crickley Hill in the County of Gloucester to Frogg Hill, through the Towns of Northleach, Burford, and Witney, and Parishes of Hanborough and Bladen, to Campsfield in the Parish of Kidlington, in the County of Oxford, and also the Road from Witney, through Ensham Cumner and Botley, to the City of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Harmston Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Common Grounds of and in the Manor and Parish of Harmston, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

King, Leave to withdraw his Appeal, on Payment of Costs.

A Petition of Henry King Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House wherein Sir Edward King Baronet is Respondent, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, on the 16th of January last, exhibited his Appeal to their Lordships, from an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 12th of December preceding; and that the same now stands for hearing before their Lordships on Wednesday next; and that the Petitioner having, in Consequence of his said Appeal, had an Opportunity of laying the Merits of his Case before his Counsel here, is desirous to desist from the further Prosecution thereof;" and therefore praying, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, upon Payment of such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem just."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, upon Payment of One Hundred Pounds Costs to the Respondent.

Post Fines, better Collection of, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 of the same."

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 Wednesday next.

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

Hodie 2a 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 order to sell the same to Protestant Purchasers."

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

D. Newcastle.
E. Stamford.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bath.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Falmouth.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 10th Day of this Instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 3o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Southmoulton Road, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and rendering safe and commodious, several Roads leading from the Town of Southmoulton, in the County of Devon," 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."

Norton Folgate Nightly Watch, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 Folgate, otherwise Norton Folley, in the County of Middlesex, which is extra-parochial, and regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles therein," 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."

Sunning Hill, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 Brackncul, and Sunning Hill, to Virginia Water in the Parish of Egham in the County of Surrey," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Dutchess of Beaufort's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees 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," 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 Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Bouveries Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Honourable Edward Bouverie and William Bouverie, respectively, to make Leases of Chester's Key and Brewer's Key, and other Tenements and Buildings in the City of London, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires, deceased."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Warburton's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower William Warburton Esquire to make Leases of Part of his settled Estate in Malvern Chace, for Ninety-nine Years, in order for the cultivating and improving of the same."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dobyns to take the Name of Yate, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

M'Culloch against M'Culloch:

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Edward Mac Culloch is Appellant, and Janet M'Culloch Respondent:"

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

Subsidy, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Millions Six Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Subsidy and additional Inland Duty."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dewsbury to Ealand, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wakefield Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Wakefield to Austerlands, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Biddaford Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Popham Lane to Winchester Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Five preceeding 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.

Eventon Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Everton, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sileby Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Open Meadows, and Common Pasture Grounds, in the Parish of Sileby, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Decree of Commissioners under an Act of last Session, for securing the Docks, Ships, &c. at Portsmouth, &c.

The Earl of Holdernesse, by His Majesty's Command, laid before the House a Book, intituled,

"A Copy of the Judgements and Decrees of the Commissioners named and authorized in and by virtue of a Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain, issued in Pursuance and by virtue of an Act of Parliament made in the last Session, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth, and for the better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth and Citadel of Plimouth, in Trustees, for certain Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Loughborough Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordships and Liberty of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Litchfield.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Halifax.
E. Hertford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
V. Say & Sele.
Ld. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Oxford.
Ld. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
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.

Turnpike Roads in Scotland, to preserve, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preservation of the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Kelso Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh, for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Sir W. Bagot and Chester; Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Walter "Wagstaffe Bagot Baronet 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 repeal an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Charles Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester; and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution;" and for explaining and altering that Agreement, and giving better Directions for carrying the same, so explained and altered, into Execution."

Irish Tallow, Duties on, to discontinue, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon Tallow imported from Ireland:"

His Majesty's Consent signified.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the said Bill, was pleased to consent, [ (fn. 1) as far] as the Interest of the Crown is concerned, that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

After a short Debate;

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Leadenham Hill, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 4o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Hoton Common, 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 Fields of Hoton in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Little Barrington Common, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Say & Sele reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Southmolton Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and rendering safe and commodious, several Roads leading from the Town of Southmolton, in the County of Devon."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Norton Folgate Nightly Watch, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sunning Hill, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 Surry."

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 Mr. Bennett and Mr. Harris:

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

Dutchess of Beaufort's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort 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."

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 the same Messagers:

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

Everton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Everton, in the County of Nottingham."

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

D. Argyll.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Stamford.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Northumberland.
E. Ilchester.
V. Say & Sele.
Ld. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
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.

Bagot and Chester's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Charles Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester; and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution; and for explaining and altering that Agreement, and giving better Directions for carrying the same, so explained and altered, into Execution."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 19th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion for shortening the Time of meeting of the Committee.

And a Motion being made, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee may meet upon an earlier Day, in regard the Session is far advanced:"

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

Sileby Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Open Meadows, and Common Pasture Grounds, in the Parish of Sileby, in the County of Leicester."

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.

Harmston Common, Bill.

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

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

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

Graham & al. to enfranchise Custemary Lands, late belonging to Widdrington; Bill:

The Earl of Aylesford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise several Customary Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the several Manors of Nicol Forest, Solport, and Bewcastle, in the County of Cumberland, late the Estates of the Honourable Catherine Widdrington Widow, deceased, directed to be settled to certain Uses by the Will and Codicil of the said Catherine Widdrington; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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 Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Wetherby to Grassington, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of York."

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

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

Turnpike Roads in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Irish Tallow, Duties on, to discontinue, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon Tallow imported from Ireland."

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."

Post Fines, better Collection of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Stretford's Bridge, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from Stretford's Bridge in the County of Hereford, to The New Inn in the Parish of Winstanstow in the County of Salop, and also the Road from Blue Mantle Hall near Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey in the said County of Hereford; and for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twentysecond Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mald to Denbigh, Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Lynch Cotton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Mold to the Town of Denbigh, and from thence to (fn. 2) Tal-y-Casn and Conway, and from the Town of Wrexham to the Town of Ruthin, Denbigh, and the Town and Port of Rutland, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint, and Carnarvon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Irish Tallow, Duties on, to discontinue, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties payable on Tallow imported from Ireland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 5o Aprilis.

Domini tam Sprituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Wegg's Bill.

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

Caryll's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Inheritance of Part of the settled Estate of John Caryll Esquire, in the County of Sussex, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same," 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 Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Thistleton Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Meadows, Common Pasture and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Thistleton, in the County of Rutland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Breedon, &c. Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Breedon, Tonge and Wilson, in the Manor of Breedon, in the County of Leicester, and certain Commonable and Waste Grounds within the respective Limits thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

East Cotham Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields in the Manor of East Cotham in the County of York; and extinguishing the Right of Warren of the Lord of the said Manor, in Part of a Tract of Ground called The Sea Batts, or Coney Warren, in East Cotham aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

South Malling, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glyndbridge, and from thence, through Firle Street under the Hill, to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were read the First Time.

Post Fines, better Collection of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more regular and easy collecting, accompting son 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Little Barrington Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hoton Common Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Mr. Bennett and Mr. Harris:

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

Mold to Denbigh, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Mold to the Town of Denbigh, and from thence to (fn. 3) Tal-y-Casn and Conway, and from the Town of Wrexham to the Towns of Ruthin, Denbigh, and the Town and Port of Ruthland, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint; and Carnarvon."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Argyll.
D. Chandos.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Rochford.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Buckingham.
E. Ilchester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.

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

Guilford Nightly Watch, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing, regulating, and maintaining a Nightly Watch, and for enlightening the Open Places and Streets, within the Town of Guildford, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bagot and Chester's Bill:

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester, and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution, and for explaining and altering that Agreement, and giving better Directions for carrying the same so explained and altered, into execution," 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 Monday next.

Turnpike Roads in Scotland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Sir Edward Blackett, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Edward Blackett and Dame Ann 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 carrying into Execution the Articles made on the Marriage of Sir Edward Blackett Baronet with Dame Ann his Wife, by a Settlement to be made, with and under certain Variations and Provisions, more beneficial for the Issue of the said Marriage."

Mrs. Shirley's Petition touching Earl Ferrers's Privilege:

A Petition of the Honourable Ann Shirley Widow, Mother of the Right Honourable Lawrence Earl Ferrers, on Behalf of herself and of Walter Shirley and Thomas Shirley her Younger Sons, and of Elizabeth Shirley and Ann Shirley Sisters of the said Earl, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That a Suit is depending in the Court of Chancery, for raising a very large Sum of Money, due to the Petitioner Ann Shirley Widow, upon the Estate of the said Earl, in the Counties of Wilts and Gloucester; and also for raising Portions for the other Petitioners, the Younger Brothers and Sisters of the said Earl; and that, the said Earl having prevailed on the Petitioner Ann Shirley Widow to become Security for him in a Recognizance for his Appearance in the Court of King's Bench, he the said Earl thereupon agreed to waive his Privilege of Parliament in the said Suit, and accordingly gave the Petitioner the Paper to the said Petition annexed; but that, the said Cause standing to be heard before the Master of the Rolls, for further Directions, after the Master's Report, the said Earl appeared in Court, and insisted on his Privilege, and that the said Paper is not a sufficient Waiver thereof; by reason whereof the Court and Council did not think fit to proceed further in the said Cause;" and therefore praying their Lordships to take the same into Consideration, and to make such Order therein as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet.

The said Paper, annexed to the said Petition, signed by the said Earl, signifying his Consent to waive his Privilege in the said Cause, was also read.

And John Bennifold Junior was called in; and, the said Paper being shewn to him, he declared upon Oath, at the Bar, "That the said Paper was wrote by him; and that the said Earl signed it in his Presence."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Standing Order of this House, of the 17th of March 1730, relating to the Waiver of Privilege being read:

Order that the Earl cannot resume his Privilege.

Ordered and Declared, That the said Earl Ferrers, having waived his Privilege in the said Cause under his Hand, cannot resume the same.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Keeper acquainted 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."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the 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 Earl Temple Lord Privy Seal on his Right Hand, and the Duke of Dorset 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 present here this Day, in His Royal Person, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under His 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 Our 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 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:" "An Act to permit the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland, for a limited Time:" "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon Tallow imported from Ireland:" "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:" "An Act to amend and explain an Act, made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for making navigable the River Stroudwater, in the County of Gloucester, from the River Severn, at or near Famiload, to Wallbridge near the Town of Stroud in the same County:" "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:" "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 to 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:" "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:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dewsbury to Ealand, in The West Riding of the County of York:" "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:" "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:" "An Act for repairing the Road from Wakefield to Austerlands, in The West Riding of the County of York:" "An Act for repairing, widening, and rendering safe and commodious, several Roads leading from the Town of Southmolton, in the County of Devon:" "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 Bracknowl, and Sunning Hill, to Virginia Water in the Parish of Egham in the County of Surrey:" "An Act for exemplifying or enrolling an Indenture of Settlement, and the Will and Codicils, of the late Earl of Arran, deceased, and making the same Evidence as well in Ireland as Great Britain:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing One Open and Common Field called Neithrop Field, and several Parcels of Land called Bull's Close, The Hooks Common, Balkes Leys, White Post, Cow Layer Paddock, Great March Causeways and Ley, within the Township and Liberties of Nerthrop and Wickham, and in the Parish of Banbury, in the County of Oxford:" "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for the enclosing and dividing certain Commons or Waste Grounds, called Redness and Swinesleet Pastures, in the County of York." 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 Most Dear Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Richard Earl Temple Keeper of Our Privy Seal, 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, 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 Well-beloved and Faithful 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 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, or 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 Fifth Day of April, 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 Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

"1. 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 of 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 this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; videlicet,

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act to permit the Free Importation of Cattle from Ireland, for a limited Time."

"3. An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon Tallow imported from Ireland."

"4. 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."

"5. An Act to amend and explain an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for making navigable the River Stroudwater, in the County of Gloucester, from the River Severn, at or near Famiload, to Wallbridge near the Town of Stroud in the same County."

"6. 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."

"7. 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 to 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 Ferrey."

"8. 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."

"9. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dewsbury to England, in the County of York."

"10. 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 Chandlers 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."

"11. 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 ends, to a Place called Biddaford, in the County of Devon."

"12. An Act for repairing the Road from Wakefield to Austerlands, in The West Riding of the County of York."

"13. An Act for repairing, widening, and rendering safe and commodious, several Roads leading from the Town of Southmolton, in the County of Devon."

"14. 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 Bracknowl, and Sunning Hill, to Virginia Water in the Parish of Egham in the County of Surrey."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"15. An Act for exemplifying or enrolling an Indenture of Settlement, and the Will and Codicils, of the late Earl of Arran, deceased; and making the same Evidence as well in Ireland as Great Britain."

"16. An Act for dividing and enclosing One Open and Common Field called Neithrop Field, and several Parcels of Land called Bull's Close, The Hooks Common, Balkes Leys, White Post, Cow Layer Paddock, Great March Causeways, and Ley, within the Township and Liberties of Neithrop and Wickham, and in the Parish of Banbury, in the County of Oxford."

"17. 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."

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.

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

The House was resumed.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty, is Appellant, and Colin Bayne and others are Respondents, et è contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off till Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 6o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Mold and Denbigh Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Mold to the Town of Denbigh, and from thence to Tal-y-Casn and Conway, and from the Town of Wrexham to the Towns of Ruthin, Denbigh, and the Town and Port of Ruthland, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint, and Carnarvan," 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."

Burstall Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Common, and Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Burstall, in the Parish of Belgrave, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Caryll's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Inheritance of Part of the settled Estate of John Caryll Esquire, in the County of Sussex, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wegg's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise several Customary Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the several Manors of Nicol Forest, Solport, and Bewcastle, in the County of Cumberland, late the Estates of the Honourable Catherine Widdrington Widow, deceased, directed to be settled to certain Uses by the Will and Codicil of the said Catherine Widdrington; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Stretford's Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from Stretford's Bridge in the County of Hereford to the New Inn in the Parish of Winstanstow in the County of Salop, and also the Road from Blue Mantle Hall near Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey in the said County of Hereford; and for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Ilchester.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.
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.

Turnpike Roads in Scotland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Breedon, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Breedon, Tonge and Wilson, in the Manor of Breedon and County of Leicester, and certain Commonable and Waste Grounds within the respective Liberties thereof."

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.

Crickley Hill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and altering several Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from the Top of Crickley Hill in the County of Gloucester to Frog Mill, through the Towns of Northleach, Burford, and Witney, and Parishes of Hanborough and Bladen, to Campsfield in the Parish of Kidlington in the County of Oxford, and also the Road from Witney, through Ensham, Cumner, and Botley, to the City of Oxford."

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

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

Guilford Nightly Watch, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing, regulating, and maintaining, a Nightly Watch, and for enlightening the Open Places and Streets, within the Town of Guildford, 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 the First Tuesday after the Recess, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Thistleton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Meadows, Common Pasture, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Thistleton, in the County of Rutland."

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.

Act for punishing Persons in disguise acting against the Laws of the Customs and Excise, to continue, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue so much of an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise, and to the Relief of the Officers of the Customs in Informations upon Seizures; and to appropriate certain Penalties, mentioned in an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 9o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Bagot and Chester's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Charles Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester; and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution; and for explaining and altering that Agreement, and giving better Directions for carrying the same so explained and altered into Execution," 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 some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Reddall, Leave to petition for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Ambrose Reddall Gentleman, Judy his Wife, and Elizabeth Reddall Spinster their only Child; setting forth, "That the Petitioners have agreed to exchange certain Lands, in the County of Bedford, with the Most Noble John Duke of Bedford; but such Agreement cannot be carried into Execution but by Authority of Parliament;" and praying, "In regard the Petitioners have been prevented, by the Illness of the Petitioner Judy, from presenting a Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill, for rendering the said Agreement effectual, within the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving Petitions for Private Bills; that their Lordships would be pleased to give Leave that they may now present a Petition for that Purpose:"

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

Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Ambrose Reddall of Eversholt in the County of Bedford Gentleman, Judy his Wife, and Elizabeth Reddall Spinster their only Child; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Bedford, Part of the Petitioners settled Estate, in the Most Noble John Duke of Bedford and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands and Hereditaments of the said Duke, of equal or greater Value, to be settled in Lieu thereof:

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

Kelso, Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, and sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh; for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Leadenham Hill, Road Bill.

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

Lough borough Common, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship and Liberty of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester," 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."

Mold to Denbigh, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Mold to the Town of Denbigh, and from thence to Tal-y-Cafn and Conway, and from the Town of Wrexham to the Towns of Ruthin, Denbigh, and the Town and Port of Ruthland, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint, and Carnarvon."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Harris:

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

East Cotham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields in the Manor of East Cotham in the County of York, and extinguishing the Right of Warren of the Lord of the said Manor in Part of a Tract of Ground called The Sea Batts, or Coney Warren, in East Cotham aforesaid."

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

D. Argyll.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.
L. Hyde.

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

South Malling, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the South End of (fn. 4) the South Street in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glyndbridge, and from thence through Firle Street under the Hill, to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alsriston, in the County of Sussex."

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

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

Burstall Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Common, and Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Burstall, in the Parish of Belgrave, in the County of Leicester."

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

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Colin Bayne and others are Respondents; et è contra:

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

Respondent peremptorily to answer Viscount Arbuthnot's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Thomas Tulloch, Respondent to the Appeal of John Viscount of Arbuthnot, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of Alexander Gray Notary Publick, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 10o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

South Malling, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glyndbridge, and from thence, through Firle Street under the Hill, to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex," 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."

Wetherby to Grassington, Road Bill.

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

Sileby, 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 Arable Fields, Open Meadows, and Common Pasture Grounds, in the Parish of Sileby, in the County of Leicester," 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."

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

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

Bagot's and Chester's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Charles Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester;" and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution; and for explaining and altering that Agreement, and giving better Directions for carrying the same, so explained and altered, into Execution."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Loughborough Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship and Liberty of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Leadenham Hill Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kelso, Duty on Beer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, and sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh, for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Suhrings, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of John Christian Subring and John Henry Subring; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for their Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon the Lord Willoughby of Parham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Christian Suhring and John Henry Suhring."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Oadby Common, 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 Oadby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

River Clyde Navigation, and Glasgow Bridge, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow; and for building a Bridge cross the said River, from the said City to the Village of Gorbells;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chippenham Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, one made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing certain Roads leading from Chippenham; and for repairing several Roads leading from Chippenham Bridge; and to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road between the said Bridge and Lower Stanton, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Slapton, Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Modbury and Plympton Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Modbury, through the Town of Plympton, to the North End of Lincotta Lane, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Persons sworn, in order to their Naturalization.

John Christian Suhring and John Henry Suhring took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

Message from H. C. to return Phipps's Bill, to renew a Lease with the Crown.

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

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

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

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of Robert Dundas of Arniston Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate, for His Majesty's Interest; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of January 1759; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; and that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem just:" As likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Colin Bayne of Culbo, John Mackenzie of Meddat, Sir Thomas Calder of Muirtoun, Mr. Archibald Stewart Writer to the Signet, Catherine Mackenzie Widow of Alexander Macleane Merchant in Inverness, Kenneth Mackenzie Surgeon in Elgin, Kenneth Mackenzie of Langwell, William Dick of Grange, Hugh Ross Merchant in London, William Scot Mason in Pittenweem, and others, Creditors of the deceased John Earl of Cromartie, Claimants upon the Estate of Cromartie; complaining of certain Parts of the same Interlocutor; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House would give the Appellants such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem just:" As also upon the Answer of the said Colin Bayne, John Mackenzie, Sir Thomas Calder, Archibald Stewart, Catherine Mackenzie, Kenneth Mackenzie Surgeon, Kenneth Mackenzie of Langwell, William Dick, Hugh Ross, and William Scot, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of His Majesty's said Advocate for Scotland, in Behalf of His Majesty, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the several Parts of the Interlocutor complained of in the said Petitions of Appeal be, and the same are hereby, affirmed, except as to One of the Points brought in Question by the Cross Appeal; (videlicet), "That the Taillie 1678 being completed by Infeoffment prior to 1685, it was not necessary that it should be recorded in Terms of the Statute 1685:" And, it having been admitted at the Bar, that the Alimentary Lands are sufficient to answer all the Debts claimed in this Cause, it is Declared, That this Point is not necessary to be determined in the present Case; and it is therefore Ordered, That the said Cross Appeal be dismissed, so far as relates thereto, without Prejudice to the same when it shall become necessary to be determined.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed for To-morrow be put off till the First Cause-day after the Recess; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Act for punishing Persons acting against the Laws of Customs and Excise, to continue, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; and to the Relief of the Officers of the Customs in Informations upon Seizures; and to appropriate certain Penalties mentioned in an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow.

River Clyde Navigation and Glasgow Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow; and for building a Bridge cross the said River, from the said City to the Village of Gorbells."

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.
2 Origin. Tal-y-Casn; vide p. 481. b. 484. a. 529. a. 533. b. and Journals of H. C. passim.
3 Origin. Tal-y-Casn, vide p. 481. b. 484. a. 529. a. 533. b. and Journals of H. C. passim.
4 Deest in Originali; vide p. 477. a. 484. b. 487. a. 529. 3. & 533. b.