House of Lords Journal Volume 30
February 1762, 21-28

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: February 1762, 21-28', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 166-173. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114509 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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February 1762, 21-28

DIE Lunæ, 22o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northumb'land.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Spencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS

Hase to take the Name of Lombe, Bill.

The Earl of Buckinghamshire reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Hase Esquire and his Heirs Male to take and use the Surname and Arms of Lombe," 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."

Jennison's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Susannah Jennison Widow, Relict and Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Ralph Jennison late of Great Walworth in the County Palatine of Durham Esquire, deceased, Robert Shafto of Benwell in the County of Northumberland Esquire, in Behalf of himself and of Robert Shafto, Jennison Shafto, and Camilla Shafto, his Children, who are all Infants, and John Dixon of the City of Durham Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting an Estate at Walworth, in the County Palatine of Durham, in Trustees, upon Trust, to convey the same to the Petitioner John Dixon and his Heirs, on Payment of his Purchase-money, pursuant to a Decree and subsequent Orders of the Court of Chancery at Durham, freed and discharged from the Uses and Limitations created thereof by the Settlement and Will of Ralph Jennison Esquire, deceased:

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

Frazer against His Majesty's Advocate.

Upon reading the Petition of Captain James Fraser, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent, et è contra, which stands for hearing on Monday next; praying, "In regard the said Cause is under Accommodation, that the said Hearing may be put off till Friday the 26th Day of March next; the Respondent's Agent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off till Friday the 26th Day of March next, as desired.

Sir R. Cliston & al.; Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Honourable Sir Robert Clifton of Clifton in the County of Nottingham Baronet, and Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Dame Judith his Wife; the Right Honourable George Earl of Tyrconnel, Guardian and Trustee of Gervas Clifton an Infant, the only Son and Heir of the said Sir Robert Clifton by Dame Hannah his Second Wife; and the Right Honourable Frances Countess of Tyrconnel, Wife of the said George Earl of Tyrconnel, and Daughter and only Child of the said Sir Robert Clifton, by the Right Honourable Lady Frances his First Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting certain Estates of the said Sir Robert Clifton in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money to discharge Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Dutchess of Beaufort & al.; Petition referred to Judges:

Upon reading the Petition of the most Noble Elizabeth Dutchess Dowager of Beaufort, in Behalf of herself, and also as Guardian and on the Behalf of her Infant Son Henry now Duke of Beaufort, Son and Heir of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort, deceased; the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Northampton and Ann Countess of Northampton his Wife, late the Right Honourable Lady Ann Somerset, One of the Daughters of the said Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort; the Right Honourable the Lady Henrietta Somerset and the Right Honourable the Lady Mary Somerset, Infants (Two other of the Children of the said Charles Noel late Duke of Beaufort, deceased), the Right Honourable Francis Seymour Conway Earl of Hertford, Sir Robert Long of Draycott in the County of Wilts Baronet, the Right Honourable George Henry Earl of Litchfield, and Norborne Berkley of Stoke Gifford in the County of Gloucester Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to alter, amend, and vary, the Trust and Directions contained in an Act of Parliament made and passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as relates to the Application of such Sum and Sums of Money as shall arise by Sale of a Capital Messuage, or Mansion-house, with the Appurtenances, situate in Grosvenor Street, in the Parish of St. George Hannover Square, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

Weller & al.; Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Weller of Rolvelden in the County of Kent Esquire, Eldest Son and Heir of John Weller late of the City of Dublin Esquire, deceased, by his First Wife, Nicholas Weller of Hillden Green in the said County Esquire, another Son of the said John Weller by his First Wife, in Behalf of himself and John Weller and George Weller, his Two Sons, who are Infants; Alexander Weller of Bennenden in the said County of Kent Yeoman, in Behalf of Alexander Weller and John Weller his Two Sons, who are Infants, and of George Weller of Boxsted Hall in the County of Suffolk Esquire, in Behalf of himself and of George Weller, John Weller, and Edward Weller, his Three Sons, who are Infants; and of Catherine Weller the Second Wife, and now the Widow and Relict, of the said John Weller the Father, in Behalf of herself and Arabella Weller, her only Child by the said John Weller; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting the Estates devised and settled by the Will of the said John Weller, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same, and to apply the Money arising by such Sale in Payment and Discharge of Debts and Encumbrances; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Clive; 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 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Town of Halifax with Water."

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. Bennett and Mr. Edwards:

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

Waite's Guardians, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Hartopp Clerk, and Francis Ellaby Gentleman, Guardians of Thomas Waite an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of Thomas Waite an Infant, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying the Surplus Money arising thereby for the Benefit of the said Infant."

Marine Forces, Regulation of, Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the 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."

Skutt attached for counterfeiting Franks.

William Skutt attending (according to Order) was called in.

And the Letter franked with the Name of the Lord Bishop of Ely, enclosing a Blank Cover franked with the same Name, which were complained of on Thursday last, being shewed to him; he acknowledged, "That the said Letter and Franks were of his Hand-writing."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Resolved, That the said William Skutt, having counterfeited the Hand-writing of a Lord of this House, in the franking of Letters, in order to prevent their being charged with the Duty of Postage, is guilty of a high Misdemeanor, and of a Breach of the Privilege of this House.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do forthwith attach the Body of the said William Skutt, for his said Offence, and keep him in safe Custody until the further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To Sir Septimus Robinson Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Roll of Standing Orders to be considered.

The Roll of Standing Orders of this House was (according to Order) read.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session be appointed a Committee, to take the said Roll of Standing Orders into Consideration; and to report, from Time to Time, what they shall think proper thereupon to the House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 23o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, C. P. S.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

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

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

Bolton, Winwick, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Place near Bolton in the Moors to Leigh, and thence to the Guide Post near Golbourne Dale, and from thence to the South End of Newton Bridge, and from the said Guide Post to Winwick, and from Newton by Parr Stocks to the Guide Post in Parr, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Marine Forces, Regulation of, Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hase to take the Name of Lombe, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Bennett and Mr. Edwards:

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

Ld. Winterton & Ux.; Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Lord Winterton and Ann Lady Winterton his Wife, for themselves, and on the Behalf of their Four Children who are all Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of Part of the Petitioners settled Estates, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Norfolk; and for laying out the Monies arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates, of equal or greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses:

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

Perkins's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Perkins Esquire, for himself, and on the Behalf of his Two Daughters Elizabeth Perkins and Charlotte Perkins, who are both Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting Part of a Copyhold Estate at Richmond, in the County of Surry, now in the Tenure of George Earl of Cardigan, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein expressed; and to enable the Petitioners to grant Leases of the Residue of the said Copyhold Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Ruggles et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Ruggles Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Two Sons who are Infants, William Ruggles Esquire, Sarah Reeve Widow, William Walford and Ann his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their Son who is an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for discharging certain Estates and Hereditaments in the County of Essex, devised by the Will of Thomas Ruggles Esquire, deceased, from the Uses and Trusts therein contained; and for settling other Lands and Tenements, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses:

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

Waite's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Estate of Thomas Waite, an Infant, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying the Surplus Money arising thereby for the Benefit of the said Infant."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Guilford.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Sandys.

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

Ld. Bolingbroke, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Estate of Frederick Viscount Bolingbroke, in the County of Surry, from the Uses and Limitations of a former Settlement; and for settling Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Kent, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

Carew, Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Carew of Crowcombe in the County of Somerset Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Estates in the County of Devon, devised by the Will of Thomas Carew Esquire, his late Father, deceased; and for settling other Estates, in the County of Pembroke, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof:

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

Marquis of Granby & al.; Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable John Manners Esquire, commonly called Marquis of Granby (Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of the most Noble John Duke of Rutland), who intermarried with the Right Honourable the Lady Frances Seymour, late commonly called Marchioness of Granby, his Wife (since deceased), One of the Daughters of the most Noble Charles late Duke of Somerset, deceased, on the Behalf of Charles Manners, commonly called Lord Roos, Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of the said Marquis of Granby and the said Lady Marchioness of Granby his Wife, an Infant, and on the Behalf of Robert Manners and the Lady Frances Manners, the Infant Younger Son and Daughter of the said Marquis by the said Lady Frances late Marchioness of Granby; and also of the Right Honourable George Grenville Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, for themselves and on the Behalf of George Grenville, Thomas Grenville, William Grenville, Charlotte Grenville, Elizabeth Grenville, and Hester Grenville, their Infant Sons and Daughters, and of the Right Honourable Heneage Earl of Aylesford and the Right Honourable Charlotte Countess of Aylesfored his Wife, another of the Daughters of the said Charles late Duke of Somerset, for themselves, and on the Behalf of the Right Honourable Heneage Finch, commonly called Lord Guernsey, Charles Finch, William Clement Finch, John Finch, Edward Finch, Daniel Finch, Seymour Finch, Henry Allington Finch, Lady Charlotte Finch, and Lady Frances Finch, their Infant Sons and Daughters, and of the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Egremont, for himself and on the Behalf of the Right Honourable George Wyndham, commonly called Lord Cockermouth, Percy Charles Wyndham, and Charles William Wyndham, his Infant Sons, and of the Right Honourable Percy Wyndham O'brien Earl of Thomond in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for ratifying and confirming a Partition agreed to be made of the Estates of Charles late Duke of Somerset deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Time for receiving Petitions for Private Bills enlarged.

Ordered, That the Time for receiving Petitions for Private Bills be enlarged till To-morrow Sevennight; and that this House will not receive any Petition for a Private Bill after that Day, during this Session of Parliament.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 25o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Cornwallis.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Counts Leslie against Grant and Orme.

The Answer of Peter Grant and David Orme his Tutor in Litem, to the Appeal of Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, Leopoldus Count Leslie Eldest Son, Anthony Count Leslie of Balqubain Second Son, and Charles Count Leslie Third Son, of the said Count Charles Cajetan, was brought in.

Blunt & al. Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition, between Samuel Blunt, Henry Humphery, James Clitherow, Esquires, and others, of several Estates in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent; and for vesting and settling the entire Premises to the several Uses therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Skutt, for counterfeiting Franks, reprimanded and discharged.

A Petition of William Skutt, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for having counterseited the Hand-writing of the Lord Bishop of Ely, with an Intent to frank Two Letters, was presented, and read; alleging, "That he is fully sensible of the Heinousness of his Offence; expressing his great Concern for having so deservedly incurred the Censure of this House; humbly imploring the Forgiveness of their Lordships and the said Bishop; and promising never to offend in like Manner for the future; and praying their Lordships to take his Case into Consideration, that he may be discharged."

Ordered, That he be now brought to the Bar of this House.

And the said William Skutt was brought to the Bar accordingly; where he, on his Knees, receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor, was ordered to be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

And then he was taken from the Bar.

His Majesty's Advocate against D. of Gordon & al.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein his Grace the Duke of Gordon and others are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard To-morrow; praying, "In regard the Subject matter of this Cause is under Accommodation, that the Hearing thereof may be put off till the next Session of Parliament; the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

L. Kinnaird against Hunter.

The House being moved, "That Friday the 19th Day of March next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Lord Kinnaird is Appellant, and James Hunter is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the 19th Day of March next, as desired.

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

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Edwards:

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

Address for a State of National Debt.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officer to lay before this House, a State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 11th of January 1761, and the 11th of January 1762; together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year, and to the Payment of what Debts, contracted before the 25th Day of December 1716, the said Fund hath been applied."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Egremont & al. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Witham, Frary, Marston, or Nunny, in the County of Somerset, devised and limited by the Will of Sir William Wyndham Baronet, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses, except as therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Swansea Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Two Pieces or Parcels of Open and Unenclosed Lands, called The Town Hill and The Burroughs, in the Borough and Manor of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Swanburne Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Swanburne, in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Swindon to Marlborough, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending 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."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Gower.
E. Northumberland.
E. Cornwallis.
Ld. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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.

Tavistock Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and altering, several Roads leading from Tavistock to Plymouth and other Places, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bolton, Winwick, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Place near Bolton in the Moors to Leigh, and from thence to the Guide Post near Golbourne Dale, and to the South End of Newton Bridge, and from the said Guide Post to Winwick, and from Newton, by Parr Stocks, to the Guide Post in Parr, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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.

Holden & al. Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Holden Gentleman and Thomas Holden his Son, an Infant, and their Trustees, to raise the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, upon certain Estates in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, or on a sufficient Part thereof, to be applied for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Grant and Orme against Counts Leslie: Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Peter Leslie Grant of Balquhain, and David Orme Writer in Edinburgh, his Curator in Litem; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of December 1761; and also of an Interlocutor of the said Lords adhering thereto, the 5th of this Instant February; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended; or such other Relief given the Appellants as to this House shall seem just; and that Charles Cajetan Count Leslie and his Three Sons, Leopoldus, Anthony, and Charles, Counts Leslies, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, and Leopoldus, Anthony, and Charles, Counts Leslies, his Three Sons, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 25th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon their known Agents, Counsel, or Solicitors, in England or Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 26o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumb'land.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

L. Ward takes the Oaths.

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

Boyd's Bill.

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

Blake, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Patrick Blake Esquire, and of Sir Robert Ladbroke his Guardian, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Patrick Blake Esquire, a Minor, to make a Settlement on Annabella Bunbury Spinster, and the Issue of their intended Marriage; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Tavistock Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and altering, several Roads leading from Tavistock to Plymouth and other Places, in the County of Devon."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
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.

Blunt & al. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition, between Samuel Blunt, Henry Humphery, James Clitherow, Esquires, and others, of several Estates, in the Counties of Sussex, Surry, and Kent; and for vesting and settling the entire Premises to the several Uses therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Tregony Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Lostwithiel Turnpike Road in the Parish of Creed in the County of Cornwall, through Tregony, to Ruan Laneborne, and from Dennis Water to Three Hundred Yards of the South Side of Trethim Mill in the Parish of St. Just in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Dog Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to compel the Owners of Dogs to make Satisfaction for Damages done by them;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Swansea Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Two Pieces or Parcels of Open and Unenclosed Lands, called The Town Hill and The Burroughs, in the Borough and Manor of Swansea; in the County of Glamorgan."

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.

Swanburne Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Swanburne, in the County of Bucks."

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 Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum coninuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, primum diem Martii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.