House of Lords Journal Volume 30
February 1762, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: February 1762, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 161-166. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114508 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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February 1762, 11-20

DIE Veneris, 12o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.

PRAYERS.

Saltash Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, leading to the Borough of Saltash in the County of Cornwall," 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."

Stoken Church Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts, passed in the Fifth Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and the Thirteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from the Top of Stoken Church Hill to Enslow Bridge, through the City of Oxford, by Begbroke, to New Woodstock in the County of Oxon; and for repairing the Road from The Crown Alehouse to the Turnpike on Stoken Church Hill aforesaid; and for repairing the Mile Ways on each Side of the said City, as 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 it.

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

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

Halifax, to supply with Water, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Town of Halifax with Water;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Defertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

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

Sandon, Bullock Smithy, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and altering, the Road from Sandon in the County of Stafford, to Bullock Smithy in the County of Chester, and from Hilderstone to Draycott in the Moors, and from Welley Rocks to Tean in the said County of Stafford."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Fauconberg.
Vis. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Landaff.
Ld. St. John Blet.
L. Delamer.
L. Ducie.
L. Hyde.

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.

Metivier's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Metivier."

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.

Repinder's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Repinder."

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.

Wolffe's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jacob Wolffe Esquire, commonly called Baron Wolffe."

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.

Counts Leslie against Grant and Orme.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, Leopoldus Count Leslie Eldest Son, Anthony Count Leslie of Balquhain Second Son, and Charles Count Leslie Third Son, of the said Count Charles Cajetan; complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st of July, 21st of November, and 4th of December, 1761, and of the 5th of this Instant February; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief as to their Lordships shall seem just; and that Peter Grant, and David Orme Writer in Edinburgh his Tutor in Litem, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Peter Grant and David Orme may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 12th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon their known Agents, or Counsel, before the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Gordon against Ogilvie.

The House being moved, "That Monday the 22d Day of March next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Gordon of Auchanachy is Appellant, and Grizel Ogilvie Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 22d Day of March next, as desired.

Report of Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Horne, from the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"The Report of the said Commissioners, of what Money has been received from the Derwentwater Estate, between the 1st of December 1760 and the 30th of November 1761; and of their Proceedings in the Building."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk:

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

Davys against Howard & Ux.:

The House being informed, "That Walter Sweetman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Charles Davys Esquire is Appellant, and Michael Howard and his Wife are Respondents:"

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Respondents peremptorily to answer Ld. R. Manners's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Alexander Stewart, Samuel Bruce, Daniel M'Neal, and Hamilton M'Clure, Four of the Respondents to the Appeal of the Lord Robert Manners and others, have not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Dowdall of the City of Dublin Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

D. of Bedford and Feoffees of Woburn Charity, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, heretofore given in Trust for the Benefit of the poor Inhabitants of the Parish of Woburn, in the County of Bedford, in his Grace John Duke of Bedford, and his Heirs; and for establishing a better Fund in Lieu 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 Tuesday the Second Day of March next; at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Standing Orders to be read.

Ordered, That on this Day Sevennight the Roll of Standing Orders be read; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum septimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 17o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, C. P. S.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Kinnaird against Hunter.

The Answer of James Hunter, to the Appeal of Charles Lord Kinnaird, was this Day brought in.

E. of Guilford takes the Oaths.

Francis Earl of Guilford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Repinder's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Repinder," 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."

Metivier's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Metivier," 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."

Wolffe's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jacob Wolffe Esquire, commonly called Baron Wolffe," 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."

Sandon, Bullock Smithy, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and altering, the Road from Sandon in the County of Stafford, to Bullock Smithy in the County of Chester, and from Hilderstone to Draycott in the Moors, and from Wetley Rocks to Tean in the said County of Stafford," 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."

Hase to take the Name of Lombe, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Armine Woodhouse and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Hase Esquire and his Heirs Male to take and use the Surname and Arms of Lombe," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chester City, Nightly Watch, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better regulating the Poor, maintaining a Nightly Watch, lighting, paving, and cleansing the Streets, Rows, and Passages, providing Fire Engines and Firemen, and regulating the Hackney Coachmen, Chairmen, Carmen, and Porters, within the City of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marine Forces, Bill.

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

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

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Saltash Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, leading to the Borough of Saltash in the County of Cornwall."

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. Anguish and Mr. Graves:

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

Blake & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Patrick Blake Esquire, an Infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years, videlicet, of the Age of Twenty Years and upwards, Eldest Son of Andrew Blake Esquire, deceased; and of Sir Robert Ladbroke Knight, and One of the Aldermen of the City of London, Guardian of the said Patrick Blake appointed by the High Court of Chancery; and of Sir William Bunbury of Barton in the County of Suffolk Baronet, and Annabella Bunbury Spinster, an Infant under the Age of Eighteen Years, Daughter of the said Sir William Bunbury; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for enabling as well the said Patrick Blake to make such Settlement or Settlements as therein mentioned, as also the said Annabella Bunbury to accept the Provision thereby intended to be made for her, in Lieu, Bar, and Satisfaction, of her Dower and Thirds, pursuant to Articles of Agreement entered into for that Purpose:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Clive and Mr. Baron Smythe; 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.

Halifax to supply with Water, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Town of Halifax with Water."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Buckingham.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Wentworth.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
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.

Mellish, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Mellish, Charles Mellish, and Joseph Mellish, Esquires; 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 the Sale of Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of Edward Mellish Esquire, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses."

Lady Frances Williams to take the Name of Coningsby, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable the Lady Frances Hanbury Williams to take upon her and use the Surname of Coningesby, pursuant to a Proviso in a Settlement made by her Father Thomas Earl Coningesby, deceased."

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

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

Richards to take the Name and Arms of Powell, Leave for a Bill

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Morgan and Capel Hanbury Esquire, in Behalf of William Richards and Edward Richards, Infants; praying Beave to bring in a Bill, to enable the said Infants and their Heirs, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Arms, of Powell, pursuant to the Will of Roger Powell Esquire, deceased.

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

Accordingly,

Bill read.

The Earl of Marchmont presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Richards and Edward Richards, Infants, and their Heirs, to take and use the Surname and bear the Arms of Powell, pursuant to the Will of Roger Powell Esquire, deceased."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sir Nicholas Carew, Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Nicholas Hacket Carew Baronet, and John Arbutbnot Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioner Sir Nicholas Hacket Carew to grant a Leafe or Leafes of Ravensbury Manor House, and certain Lands, in the several Parishes of Mitcham and Moredon, in the County of Surry, pursuant to a Contract entered into by him for that Purpose:

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 Smythe; 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.

Sir G. Colebrooke & al. Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir George Colebrooke Baronet and Dame Mary his Wife, and of Robert Colebrooke Esquire, and Mary Colebrooke and Emma Colebrooke Infants, the Daughters and Heirs of Sir James Colebrooke Baronet, deceased, by the said Sir George Colebrooke their Uncle and Guardian; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for selling certain Estates, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of the said Sir George Colebrooke, in him and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands, of equal Value, in Lieu thereof; and for Sale of certain Plantations and Lands in Antigua, and applying the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to such Uses as the same are now limited:

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 Smythe; 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.

Ram & Ux. Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Humfreys Ram Esquire and Mary his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their Children, who are Infants, and of Elizabeth Ram, Eldest Daughter of the said Humfreys Ram by Mary his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for discharging certain Leasehold Houses and Tenements, comprized in their Marriage Settlement, from the Trusts of that Settlement; and for settling Freehold Houses, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, upon the same Trusts:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Smythe and Mr. Justice Wilmot; 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.

Fell et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Fell of Bond Street in the County of Middlesex Esquire, and John Perkins of the City of London Grocer; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for enabling the Petitioner Joseph Fell to grant a Lease for Ninety-nine Years of a Farm and Lands at Walthamstowe, in the County of Essex, upon the Terms and Conditions in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Smythe; 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.

Brereton against Brereton.

The House being moved, "That Wednesday the 24th Day of March next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause, wherein Edward Brereton of Springmount Esquire is Appellant, and Edward Brereton of Carlow Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the 24th Day of March next, as desired.

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

The House being moved, "That Henry Davidson may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Cajetan Count Leslie and his Sons, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they being in Germany:"

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

Dagge to enter into Recognizance on Stewart's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Henry Dagge Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Stewart and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they residing in Scotland:"

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

Ld. Robert Manners against Moore & al.; and Brereton against Brereton; Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Walter Sweetman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings relating to Two Causes depending in this House; in one of which, the Lord Robert Manners and others are Appellants, and Stephen Moore and others are Respondents; and in the other, Edward Brereton of Springmount is Appellant, and Edward Brereton of Carlow is Respondent:"

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

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 18o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

John Lord Clifton and Henry Lord Ravensworth took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Halifax, to supply with Water, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Town of Halifax with Water," 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."

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sandon to Bullock Smithy, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and altering, the Road from Sandon in the County of Stafford, to Bullock Smithy in the County of Chester, and from Hilderstone to Draycott in the Moors, and from Wetley Rocks to Tean in the said County of Stafford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wolffe's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jacob Wolffe Esquire, commonly called Baron Wolffe."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Metivier's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Metivier."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Repinder's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Repinder."

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 preceding Bills.

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

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

Hase to take the Name of Lombe, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Hase Esquire, and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Lombe."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Plimouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Bucks.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

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

Swindon and Marlborough Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Long and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at or near the Town of Swindon, to the North End or Side of the Town of Marlborough, and from the said Town of Marlborough to the Village of Everley, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mellish's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of Edward Mellish Esquire, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 5th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Marine Forces, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

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

Boyd's Bill, Committee put off.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Rent Charge in Fee Simple in Trustees, for the Benefit of certain poor Families, described in the Will of John Styleman, deceased, in Lieu of a Moiety of certain Lands and Hereditaments devised by the same Will, for the Benefit of the said poor Families; and for vesting the said Moiety in Fee Simple in John Boyd Esquire and his Heirs," which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off till Monday next.

Reading of Standing Orders put off.

Ordered, That the Reading of the Roll of Standing Orders, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Chester Nightly Watch, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better regulating the Poor, maintaining a Nightly Watch, lighting, paving, and cleansing, the Streets, (fn. 1) Rows, and Passages, providing Fire Engines and Firemen, and regulating the Hackney Coachmen, Chairmen, Carmen, and Porters, within the City of Chester."

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.

Complaint of Counterfeited Franks:

Complaint was made to the House, "That the Name of the Lord Bishop of Ely had been counterfeited, in the franking of a Letter sent by the General Post."

And thereupon a Superscription, franked with his Lordship's Name, containing a Letter signed William Scott, and a Blank Cover franked with the same Name, was delivered in, and read.

And his Lordship being present, and the same being shewed to him; he declared, "That the said Franks were not of his Hand-writing; and that he believes the right Name of the Person who signed the said Letter is Skutt."

Scott to attend.

Ordered, That the said William Scott otherwise Skutt do attend this House on Monday next.

Ward against Browne.

The House being moved, "That Friday the 2d Day of April next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Ward Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Browne and others are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the 2d Day of April next, as desired.

Davys against Howard & Ux.

The House being moved, "That Monday the 5th Day of April next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Davys Esquire is Appellant, and Michael Howard and his Wife are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 5th Day of April next, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Rooms.