House of Lords Journal Volume 29
April 1759, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: April 1759, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 488-496. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114466 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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April 1759, 21-30

DIE Martis, 24o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Bath.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Hyde.

PRAYERS.

Boyle against Evans:

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

Pleadings proved.

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

Ellis against Seagrave: Pleadings proved.

The said George Cannon also delivered in Copies of Papers and Proceedings relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Wellbore Ellis Esquire is Appellant, and Neal Segrave Esquire Respondent; and attested upon Oath, "They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then they withdrew.

Breedon Common, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

East Cotham Common, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

Thistleton Common, Bill.

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

Walley's Bill.

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

Oadby Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Cowper.
E. Baths.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
Ld. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Hyde.

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

Slapton Common, Bill.

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

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.

Modbury and Plympton, Road Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

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

River Wear; Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and completing the Navigation of the River Wear, from and including South Biddick, or Biddick Ford, in the County of Durham, to the City of Durham; and for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham," as relates to making the said River navigable, between the said Two Places called South Biddick or Biddick Ford, and New Bridge, in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Rolle's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, settled and entailed on Denys Rolle Esquire and his Issue, in him in Fee Simple; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in the said County of Devon, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

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. Lane and Mr. Holford:

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

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

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Harmston Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Everton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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.

Respondent peremptorily to answer Wemyss's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Hugh Mackay, Respondent to the Appeal of the Honourable James Wemyss and others, 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 William Henry Writer in Edinburgh, 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.

Marq. of Carnarvan's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Real and Leasehold Estates of the most Honourable Margaret Brydges (commonly called Marchioness of Carnarvan, Wife of the most Honourable James Brydges Esquire, commonly called Marquis of Carnarvan, and late Margaret Nicoll Spinster, an Infant), for the Benefit of the said Marquis and Marchioness and their Issue; and for applying Part of the Personal Estate of the said Marchioness, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Count Leslie against Grant and Orme.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Cajetan Count Leslie and Anthony Leslie of Balquhain are Appellants, and Peter Grant and David Orme Respondents:"

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 25o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Powis.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

River Clyde Navigation, and Glasgow Bridge, Bill.

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

Reddall, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Ambrose Reddall and Judy 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 confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the most Noble John Duke of Bedford and Ambrose Reddall, Judy his Wife, and Elizabeth their only Child."

Sunderland Haven, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, amending, and rendering more effectual, so much of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham," as relates to the Port and Haven of Sunderland and the River Wear, between South Biddick and Biddick Ford, and the said Port and Haven;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Duxford, and divers Lands and Here ditaments in the County of Cambridge, Part of the settled Estate of James Barry Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, in Trustees, to be conveyed to Richard Crop Esquire, pursuant to Articles; and for settling other Estates, in the County of York, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of their Marriage Articles;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Lastage and Ballastage, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, amend, explain, and render more effectual, and Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty; for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames; and to prevent putting of Rubbish, Ashes, Dirt, or Soil, into the said River, and in the Streets, Passages, and Kennels, in London, and in the Suburbs thereof in Middlesex and in Westminster, and such Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster as is in Middlesex; and for allowing a certain Quantity of Dung, Compost, Earth, or Soil, to be yearly shipped as Ballast, from the Lay Stalls in London, on Board of any Collier or Coasting Vessel;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Walley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Walley and others to sell and convey Three undivided Fourth Parts of a Messuage or Farm, and several Pieces or Parcels of Land and Hereditaments, lying in or near the Parish of Hayes, in the County of Kent, unto the Right Honourable William Pitt, in Fee Simple; and for investing the Purchasemoney in other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses and Estates as the said Three undivided Fourth Parts are now subject to; and to enable the Trustees, named in the Will of William Cleaver the Elder, deceased, to convey certain Pieces or Parcels of Land, in the Parish of Hayes aforesaid, Part of the Estate devised by the Will and Codicil of the said William Cleaver, unto the said William Pitt in Fee Simple, in Exchange for Part of the said first mentioned Lands."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Breedon Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

East Cotham Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Thistleton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 same Messengers:

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

Guilford Nightly Watch, Bill.

The Earl of Aylesford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing, regulating, and maintaining, a Nightly Watch, and for enlightening the Open Places and Streets, within the Town of Guilford, 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."

River Wear, Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and completing the Navigation of the River Wear, from and including South Biddick or Biddick Ford in the County of Durham, to the City of Durham; and for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham," as relates to making the said River navigable between the said Two Places called South Biddick or Biddick Ford and New Bridge, in the County of Durham."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Powis.
E. Hardwicke.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.

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

Visc. Arbuthnot against Tulloch.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Viscount of Arbuthnot is Appellant, and James Tulloch 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.

Causes removed.

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

Bishop's Waltham Bill; Master, &c. of Saint Cross Hospital, to be heard against it.

Upon reading the Petition of John Lynch Doctor in Divinity, Dean of Canterbury, Master of the House or Hospital of Saint Cross near the City of Winchester, and the Brethren of the said Hospital, Lords of the Manor of Ashton in the County of Southampton, who for their Copyhold Tenants are entitled to a Right of Common on a certain Down called Stephen's Castle Down, within or adjoining to the said Manor; and of others, having a like Right of Common on the said Down; taking Notice of a Bill depending before their Lordships, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, and a Down in the Manor of Bishop's Waltham, in the County of Southampton;" and alleging, "That the passing the said Bill would be highly prejudicial to the Petitioners Interest and Right of Common in and upon the said Down called Stephen's Castle Down;" and therefore praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against such Part of the said Bill as relates to the enclosing the said Down:"

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

Corbett & al. against Crosbie & al. Magistrates of Dumfries:

This Day being appointed, for hearing the Cause upon the Petition and Appeal of James Corbet Provost, Ebenezer Hepburn, William Denholm, and William Dodd, Baillies, Robert Wright Dean of Guild, Edward Maxwell Treasurer, Robert Maxwell late Provost, William Clerk and Andrew Wright late Deans, William Bell late Treasurer, Thomas Corbett, James Dickson, George Gordon, John Dickson, and Thomas Crichton, Merchant Counsellors, and Nicholas Dickson Deacon of the Skinners, all of the Borough of Dumfries; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 31st of January 1759, and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 8th of February last; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied; and that this House would grant the Appellants such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem meet;" to which Appeal Andrew Crosbie and John Graham late Provosts, William Burnett, William McMurdo, Gilbert Paterson, and Hugh Lawson, late Baillies, Alexander McCourtie late Treafurer, John Jardine Deacon Conveener of the Trades, William Johnston Deacon of the Smiths, William Howat Deacon of the Shoemakers, John Paton Deacon of the Weavers, John Walker Deacon of the Taylors, and Thomas Gibson Deacon of the Fleshers, as or pretending to be Members of the Town Council of the said Borough of Dumfries, are Respondents:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

The Appeal dismissed, on account of Irregularity.

And the Counsel for the Respondents objected to the Appeal in Point of Regularity, in regard the same is brought against Part of the said Interlocutor of the 31st of January, the Respondents having preferred a Reclaiming Petition to the said Lords of Session against another Part of the same Interlocutor; to which the Appellants have put in an Answer since the bringing of their said Appeal.

And the Counsel on both Sides having been heard upon the said Objection;

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; but without Prejudice to the Appellants bringing a new Appeal at the proper Time, as they shall be advised.

De ford 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 Desford, in the County of Leicester, and the Lands and Grounds therein, and also such Lands in the Lordship of Peckleton in the said County as lie open to the said Fields;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Buckley's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Thomas Buckley Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, for discharging an Encumbrance affecting the same prior to his Marriage;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Bouverie's Bill.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 26o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

E. of Powis's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of William Marquis of Powis, deceased, in the County of Northampton, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the respective Purchasers thereof; and for empowering the present Earl and Countess of Powis to make Leases of the Estate late of the said Marquis, in the County of Montgomery, for Twenty-one Years, or Three Lives, at the improved Rent," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

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

Slapton Common, Bill.

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

Suhrings Nat. Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Christian Suhring and John Henry Suhring," 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.

Guilford Nightly Watch, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Guilford, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

River Clyde Navigation, and Glasgow Bridge, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sunderland Haven, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, amending, and rendering more effectual, so much of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham," as relates to the Port and Haven of Sunderland, and the River Wear, between South Biddick and Biddick Ford, and the said Port and Haven."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Cowper.
E. Northumberland.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.

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

Lastage and Ballastage, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, amend, explain, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames; and to prevent putting of Rubbish, Ashes, Dirt, or Soil, into the said River, and in the Streets, Passages, and Kennels, in London, and in the Suburbs thereof in Middlesex and in Westminster, and such Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster as is in Middlesex; and for allowing a certain Quantity of Dung, Compost, Earth, or Soil, to be yearly shipped as Ballast, from the Lay Stalls in London, on board any Collier or Coasting Vessel."

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.

Reddall's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange, agreed to be made between the most Noble John Duke of Bedford, and Ambrose Reddall Gentleman, Judy his Wife, and Elizabeth their only Child."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 11th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Time of Meeting of the Committee.

And it being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with in this Case, as that the Committee may meet on an earlier Day, in regard the Session is very far advanced:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 27o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Streford's Bridge, Road &c. Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge," 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."

Modbury and Plympton Road, Bill.

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

Derby to Newcastle under Lyne, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Derby to the Town of Newcastle under Line, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coleby Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Coleby, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

E. of Powis's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Henry Arthur Earl of Powis and Barbara Countess of Powis to make Leases of the Estate late of William Marquis of Powis, deceased, in the County of Montgomery, for Twenty-one Years, or Three Lives, at the improved Rent."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Suhrings Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Christian Subring and John Henry Subring."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Slapton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Slapton, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Nether Bridge, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending, and widening the Roads from the South West End of Nether Bridge in the County of Westmoreland, by Sizerghfellside to Levens Bridge, and from thence through the Town of Millthrop to Dixes, and from the Town of Millthrop aforesaid to Hangbridge, and from thence to join the Heron Syke Turnpike Road at the Guide Post near Clawthrop Hall in the County aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Reddall's Bill; Committee shortened.

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 for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made, between the most Noble John Duke of Bedford, and Ambrose Reddall Gentleman, Judy his Wife, and Elizabeth their only Child," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is very far advanced.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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 Tuesday next.

Lastage and Ballastage Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, amend, explain, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames, and to prevent putting of Rubbish, Ashes, Dirt, or Soil, into the said River, and in the Streets, Passages, and Kennels, in London, and in the Suburbs thereof in Middlesex and Westminster, and such Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster as is in Middlesex; and for allowing a certain Quantity of Dung, Compost, Earth, or Soil, to be Yearly shipped as Ballast, from the Laystalls in London, on Board any Collier or Coasting Vessel."

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."

Causes removed.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 30o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Lastage and Ballastage, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, amend, explain, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames; and to prevent putting of Rubbish, Ashes, Dirt, or Soil, into the said River, and in the Streets, Passages, and Kennels in London, and in the Suburbs thereof in Middlesex and in Westminster, and such Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster as is in Middlesex, and for allowing a certain Quantity of Dung, Compost, Earth, or Soil, to be Yearly shipped as Ballast, from the Laystalls in London, on Board any Collier or Coasting Vessel."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Modbury and Plympton, Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stretford's Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 (fn. 1) 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 (fn. 1) Amstrey Bridge."

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 preceding Bills.

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

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

Message from thence, to return the Bill, for Bill to take the Name of Trevor.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Arthur Hill Esquire, and Arthur his Son, and their Issue Male, to take the Name and Arms of Trevor;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Derby to Newcastle under Lyne, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Derby to the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Loudon.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Northumberland.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Ilchester.
L. Bp. Bath. & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.

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

Desford Common, Bill; His Majesty's Consent signified.

The Lord Hay, as Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Desford, in the County of Leicester, and the Lands and Grounds therein; and also such Lands in the Lordship of Peckleton, in the said County, as lie open to the said Fields;" was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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.

Barton Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Manor or Lordship of Barton, otherwise Barton in Fabis, in the several Parishes of Barton and Clifton, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

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