House of Lords Journal Volume 35
March 1777 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: March 1777 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 91-108. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116591 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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March 1777 11-20

DIE Martis, 11o Martii, 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Northington.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Wilkinson against Allott.

The Answer of Bryan Allott Clerk, to the Appeal of Pinckney Wilkinson Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Skipton, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Goodricke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Skipton, to the Turnpike Road leading from Leeds to Ripon, near Okbeck in the Township of Bilton with Harrogate, and from thence to communicate with the Road leading from Knaresborough to Wetherby in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Halifax, &c. Small Debts Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Goodricke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong in the West Riding of the County of York; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Courts Baron of the Honour of Pontefract, Manor of Wakefield, and Manor of Bingley in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Derby to Brassington Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of Three Acts, made in the Eleventh, Seventeenth, and Thirty-third Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading to and from the Town of Derby in the County of Derby, as relates to the Road leading from the North Side of Cavendish Bridge in the said County of Derby, through the said Town of Derby to Brassington in the said County; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shirland Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Shirland, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stretton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Stretton, in the Parishes of Northwing field and Morton, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Boynton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the several Open and Common Fields, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds within the Township of Boynton, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Willoughby Hedge, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Eighteen Mile Stone beyond Willoughby Hedge through the Town of Mere in the County of Wilts, and through Wincanton to Charlton Houthorn, and from thence to Milborne Port, and from Willoughby Hedge aforesaid to the West End of Long Lane in Kilmington; and from Wincanton aforesaid to the Sherborn Turnpike Cross Gate on Cattle Hill; and from Wincanton to Sparkford in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Saltash Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, leading to the Borough of Saltash, in the County of Cornwall;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chester Playhouse Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to license a Theatre in the City of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coals, to prevent Frauds in Admeasurement of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals sold by Wharf Measure within the City of London and the Liberties thereof; and between Tower Dock and Limehouse Hole in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Ten Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Kilborn's Petition for a Name Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of William Kilborn, of Bruntingthorp in the County of Leicester, Gentleman, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable him and his Issue Male to take and use the Surname of Burrowes, pursuant to the Will of John Burrowes deceased:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Kilborn and his Male, to take and use the Surname of Burrowes, pursuant to the Will of John Burrowes deceased."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Brent Bridge to Gasking Gate Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from Brent Bridge in the County of Devon, to Gasking Gate, in or near the Borough of Plymouth in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Baldwyn and Childe Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, for and on Behalf of himself and his infant Son; and also of William Childe Esquire, his eldest Son and Heir Apparent; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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 repealing an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, both Freehold and Leasehold, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, in Trustees to be sold; 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 which are now subsisting with regard to the said Freehold settled Estate;" and for settling the said Manors, Lands, and Tenements, to new and other Uses.

Bala and Dolgelley, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Watkin Williams Wynne and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and from the Towns of Bala and Dolgelley in the County of Merioneth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Montgomery, Denbigh, and Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Ladbroke's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Robert Ladbroke Esquire, in the City of London, and Counties of Middlesex, Northampton, Berks, and Warwick, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Monies to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates now stand limited;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Harris's Divorce Bill, with an Amendment.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to Dissolve the Marriage of John Potter Harris Esquire, with Elizabeth Martha Chicheley Plowden his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the said Bill:

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk; was agreed to by the House: And,

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Halifax, &c. small Debts Bill; King's Content signified.

The Earl of Clarendon acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradsord, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong in the West Riding of the County of York; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Courts Baron of the Honour of Pontefract, Manor of Wakefield, and Manor of Bingley in the said County;" was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Speirs et al. against Dunlops et al. et. contra:

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Speirs and others are Appellants, and Thomas and William Dunlops and others, Trustees for the Creditors of John Carlyle and Company, Merchants in Glasgow, are Respondents, et e contra, ex-parte; the Respondents not having put in their Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondents put in their Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Standing Order, No. 126, to be considered, and Accountant General to attend.

The House was moved, "That the Order of this House of the 5th of this Instant March, appointing a Committee of all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, to take into Consideration so much of the Standing Order, No. 126, which directs the Money arising by the Sale of Lands, as is to be laid out in a new Purchase, when no such Purchase is ready, to be paid into the Bank of England in the Name of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, to remain there without Interest until a proper Purchase can be got and approved of, and to report their Opinion thereupon, might be read:"

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on Monday next, to consider of so much of the Standing Order, No. 126, which directs the Money arising by the Sale of Lands as is to be laid out in a new Purchase, when no such Purchase is ready, to be paid into the Bank of England in the Name of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, to remain there without Interest until a proper Purchase can be got and approved of; and that the Lords be summoned; and that the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery do attend the said Committee of the whole House on Monday next.

Braithwaite's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to Dissolve the Marriage of John Braithwaite Esquire, with Elizabeth Browne his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same, and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel on both Sides were called in, and the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Mr. Selwyn was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called,

The Reverend Mr. Thomas Winstanley; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he married Mr. and Mrs. Braithwaite at Saint Margaret's Church, Westminster, on the 13th of April 1761; that he was acquainted with both of them; that they lived together for some Time at Point Pleasant, and cohabited as Man and Wife; that Mr. Braithwaite went soon after to join his Regiment at Gibraltar; that Mrs. Braithwaite followed him there, and that they lived together there for about Seven Years; that about the Year 1768 they returned to England, and lived in Bridge Street and other Places, and cohabited together as Man and Wife."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against the said Mrs. Braithwaite, for the Crime of Adultery with a Person or Persons unknown.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Crawfurd Surgeon was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That in the beginning of the Year 1769, he sailed with Major Braithwaite in the Middlesex East Indiaman for India; and that they arrived at Bencoolen in August in the same Year; that Mrs. Braithwaite did not go with the Major, but was left in England; that he continued with the Major at his House in Bencoolen for about a Month, when he the Witness went to Bombay, and left the Major at Bencoolen."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then William Petrie Esquire was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he was Paymaster of the Army in India; that he knew Major Braithwaite from August 1771 to July 1775 in India, where he continued all that Time; that from the frequent Opportunities he had of seeing Major Braithwaite, he knew it was impossible for Major Braithwaite to have been in England during that Time; and that his Wife was not with him all the Time he was in India; that he sailed with the Major from India in July 1775, and that in their Passage they touched at the Island of Mauritius and at the Cape of Good Hope."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Captain James Rice, of the Northumberland East Indiaman, was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he brought Major Braithwaite from the Cape of Good Hope in December 1775, to Lisbon, in March 1776, where he was drove by Distress; that waiting there some Time to refit, Major Braithwaite came from Lisbon to England in a Snow."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Walter Farquhar Surgeon, was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he knew Mr. and Mrs. Braithwaite at Gibraltar, and had kept up an Acquaintance with them ever since, and attended Mrs. Braithwaite as a Surgeon; that Major Braithwaite went to India in the Year 1769, and left his Wife in London; that she continued to live in and about London, to his Knowledge, during the Absence of Mr. Braithwaite; that in the Year 1772, Mrs. Braithwaite applied to him, and acquainted him that she was with child, and that he, at her Desire, got her a private Lodging, a Nurse, and a Midwife; that she went to the Lodging, and that he was present when she was in Labour, but did not see her delivered; that he saw her soon after, and the Child, which was a Boy: That in about Five Hours after her Delivery she returned in a Chair to her Lodgings in Maddox Street; that the next Day the Child was sent to Nurse; that Mrs. Braithwaite soon after acquainted him, that her Breasts were very sore and inflamed, and that he procured a Person to draw her Breasts; that in the Year 1774, Mrs. Braithwaite applied to him, and told him she was again breeding; that she went to Egham to lie in, where she was delivered of a Daughter." Being asked, "If he knew who was the Father of the Children?" said, "he did not." Being again asked, "If he could safely upon his Oath say, he did not know, or had ever heard from Mrs. Braithwaite, who was the father?" said, "Yes."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Hannah Onions was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she was employed by a Mr. Farquhar to attend a Lady in her Lying-in, in February 1773, at a private Lodging; that on the 25th of February 1773, Mrs. Braithwaite was delivered of a Son by Mrs. Taylor, a Midwife; that a few Hours after her Delivery, Mrs. Braithwaite went away in a Chair; that she the Witness attended Mrs. Braithwaite in another Lying-in at Egham, in July 1775, where she was delivered of a Daughter by a Doctor Stevenson at that Place."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Ann Taylor Midwife was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she delivered Mrs. Braithwaite of a Son in February 1773, and that Hannah Onions was her Nurse."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Selwyn, Counsel for the Bill, acquainted the House, "That Mr. Braithwaite had executed a Bond of Provision for Mrs. Braithwaite."

Then Mr. White, Counsel for Mrs. Braithwaite, acquainted the House, "That he should not give any Opposition to the Bill, and that she was satisfied with the Provision made for her."

The Evidence being finished;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 12o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Marchmont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

Kilborn to take the Name of Burrowes Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Kilborn and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname of Burrowes, pursuant to the Will of John Burrowes deceased."

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

E. Denbigh.
E. Marchmont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Pr.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hume.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 19th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Chester Playhouse Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to license a Theatre in 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Coals, to prevent Frauds in Admeasurement of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals sold by Wharf Measure within the City of London and the Liberties thereof; and between Tower Dock and Limehouse Hole in the County of Middlesex."

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.

Halifax, &c. small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong in the West Riding of the County of York; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Courts Baron of the Honour of Portefract, Manor of Wakefield, and Manor of Bingley, in the said County."

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.

Skipton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Skipton, to the Turnpike Road leading from Leeds to Ripon, near Okbeck in the Township of Bilton with Harrogate, and from thence to communicate with the Road leading from Knaresborough to Wetherby, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Braithwaite's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to Dissolve the Marriage of John Braithwaite Esquire, with Elizabeth Browne, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Friday next.

Saltash Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, leading to the Borough of Saltash, in the County of Cornwall."

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 14o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Cardiff.

PRAYERS.

Standing Order, No. 126, Committee on, put off.

It was moved, "That the Order of the 11th Instant, for the House to be put into a Committee on Monday next, to consider of so much of the Standing Order, No. 126, which directs the Money arising by the Sale of Lands, as is to be laid out in a new Purchase, when no such Purchase is ready, to be paid into the Bank of England, in the Name of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, to remain there without Interest until a proper Purchase can be got and approved of; and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Attendance of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, might be read:"

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk:

Whereupon, Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on Tuesday next, to consider of so much of the Standing Order, No. 126, which directs the Money arising by the Sale of Lands as is to be laid out in a new Purchase, when no such Purchase is ready, to be paid into the Bank of England, in the Name of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, to remain there without Interest, until a proper Purchase can be got and approved of; and that the Lords be summoned; and that the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery do then attend.

Braithwaite's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to Dissolve the Marriage of John Braithwaite Esquire, with Elizabeth Browne, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same being read Twice by the Clerk were agreed to by the House.

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

Kirnington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Parish of Kirnington, otherwise Kirmington, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leominster Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Second and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the Town of Leominster, in the County of Hereford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the first Time.

Magdalen College Leases Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the President and Scholars of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in the University of Oxford, to grant building Leases of certain Ground, Messuages, Houses, and Buildings, in the Parish of Saint John, Southwark, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grimston's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Robert Grimston Esquire, at Thwing and Octon in the Parish of Thwing upon the Woulds, in the East Riding of the County of York, in the said Robert Grimston in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said Robert Grimston, in the Township of Neswick in the Parish of Bainton, in the said East Riding of the County of York, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes," 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.

Abp. of Canterbury's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Archbishop of Canterbury and Daniel Ponton Esquire, to grant building Leases, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir T. Broughton's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Sir Thomas Broughton Baronet, situate in the County of Stafford, and purchasing other Estates, situate in the County of Chester, to be settled to the same Uses; and for extinguishing the said Sir Thomas Broughton's Power of making Leases for Lives, as to Part of his settled Estate in the County of Chester, and making such Recompence to him for the same, as therein is mentioned," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Saltash Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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."

Coals, to prevent Frauds in Admeasurement of, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals sold by Wharf Measure, within the City of London and the Liberties thereof, and between Tower-Dock and Limehouse-Hole, in the County of Middlesex," was committed.

Chester Play house Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to license a Theatre in the City of Chester," was committed.

Halifax, &c. Small Debts Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Courts Baron of the Honour of Pontefract, Manor of Wakefield, and Manor of Bingley, in the said County," was committed.

Skipton, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Skipton, to the Turnpike Road leading from Leeds to Ripon near Okbeck, in the Township of Bilton with Harrogate, and from thence to communicate with the Road leading from Knaresborough to Wetherby, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Bala and Dolgelley Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and from the Towns of Bala and Dolgelley in the County of Merioneth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Montgomery, Denbigh, and Salop."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Chandos.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hume.
L. Cardiff.

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.

Baldwyn's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, both Freehold and Leasehold, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, in Trustees to be sold; 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 which are now subsisting with regard to the said Freehold settled Estate;" and for settling the said Manors, Lands, and Tenements, to new and other 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 Monday, the Thirty-first Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Boynton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the several Open and Common Fields, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Boynton, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Grimston's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Robert Grimston Esquire, at Thwing and Octon, in the Parish of Thwing upon the Woulds, in the East Riding of the County of York, in the said Robert Grimston in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said Robert Grimston, in the Township of Neswick, in the Parish of Bainton in the said East Riding of the County of York, of greater Value in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes."

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. Eames:

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

Cunyngham et al. against Cunynghams.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Myrton Cunyngham Esquire, Second Son of Sir William Augustus Cunyngham of Livingston, Baronet, and his Tutors; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of July 1776, and 6th of this Instant March; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that David Cunyngham, the eldest Son of the said Sir William Augustus Cunyngham, and the said Sir William Augustus Cunyngham, his Administrator in Law, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said David Cunyngham, and the said Sir William Augustus Cunyngham, 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 11th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 18o Martii, 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Cunyngham et al. against Cunynghams.

The Answer of David Cunyngham, and Sir William Augustus Cunyngham Baronet, to the Appeal of Robert Myrton Cunyngham Esquire, and his Tutors, was this Day brought in.

Rugby Charity Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Feoffees and Trustees of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff, for the founding and maintaining a School and Almshouses at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, to sell Part of the said Estate, or to grant Leases thereof, or of any Part thereof; and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto;" which Amendments being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Curson's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Barnewall Curson Esquire, to settle a Jointure upon any Woman or Women he may hereafter marry," 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.

Boynton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the several Open and Common Fields, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Boynton, in the East Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Lees Fell, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground called Lees Fell otherwise Morralee, and Struthers Common and Hagbank, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland," was committed.

E. Tyrconnel's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Carpenter Esquire, Earl of Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland, with the Right Honourable Lady Frances Manners his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off to Thursday the 17th Day of April next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Ripon Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Twenty fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds through Harwood, to the South West Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate; and from thence in Two Branches, (One through Ripley over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Boroughbridge), to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water or Watercourse on Hutton Moor, in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Rutts on the said Moor;" and the other, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, to explain and amend the said first-mentioned Act, with respect to those Parts of the said Roads from Harrogate through Ripley and Ripon, to the North East Corner of Hutton Moor, and from the East End of Kirby Hill Moor to the Town of Ripon aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Enfield Chace Division Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing the Chace of Enfield in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oldswinford Small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Parish of Oldswinford in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Burntisland, &c. 2d. Scots Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling upon every Scots Pint of Beer or Ale, vended or sold within the Town of Burntisland and Liberties thereof, for encreasing the publick Revenue of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Swinstead Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Swinstead and County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ludgershall Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, assigning, and allotting the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land, lying within the Liberties, Territories, and Precincts of Ludgershall, in the County of Buckingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Duntisborne Abbotts Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Duntisborne Abbotts, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Huntspill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands, lying in the Parish of Huntspill in the County of Somerset; and also certain Moors, called Land Moor otherwise Cote Moor, and Gold Corner, lying in or near the said Parish of Huntspill and Cossington, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fremington Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Fremington Edge and Fremington Moor, and certain Waste Grounds in the Township of Fremington, in the Parish of Grinton, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Winthorpe Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman and others:

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

The said Ten Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Life Annuities, to restrain raising Money by, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain the raising of Money by the Sale of Life Annuities;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bagshot Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Paulet St. John and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and continuing the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from a Place called The Golden Farmer, near Bagshot in the County of Surrey, to Hertfordbridgehill, in the County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Compton Bishop Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Compton Bishop, commonly called or known by the Name of Cross Moor alias Charles Moor, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sutton Mepal, &c. Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the several Parishes of Sutton Mepal, Witcham, Chatteris, Doddington, and a Place called Byal Fen, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, and also in the Parishes of Somersham and Pidley with Fenton in the County of Huntingdon;" so far as the same relates to the Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the Parishes of Sutton Mepal, Witcham, Chatteris, and a Place called Byal Fen, in the Isle of Ely;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three last-mentioned Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Rugby Charity Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Feoffees and Trustees of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff, for the founding and maintaining a School and Almshouses at Rugby in the County of Warwick, to sell Part of the said Estate, or to grant Leases thereof, or of any Part thereof; and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Braithwaite's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Braithwaite Esquire, with Elizabeth Browne his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Abp. of Canterbury's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Archbishop of Canterbury and Daniel Ponton Esquire, to grant Building Leases, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Thomas Broughton's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Thomas Broughton Baronet, situate in the County of Stafford, and purchasing other Estates situate in the County of Chester, to be settled to the same Uses; and for extinguishing the said Sir Thomas Broughton's Power of making Leases for Lives, as to Part of his Settled Estate in the County of Chester, and making such Recompence to him for the same, as therein is mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Four preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Chester Playhouse Bill:

The House was moved, "That the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty to license a Theatre in the City of Chester," might be now read the Third Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

It was moved, "That the said Bill do pass:"

Which being objected to;

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coals, to prevent Frauds in the Admeasurement of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals sold by Wharf Measure, within the City of London and the Liberties thereof, and between TowerDock and Limehouse-Hole, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Halifax, &c. Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Courts Baron of the Honour of Pontefract, Manor of Wakefield, and Manor of Bingley, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Saltash Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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.

Skipton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Skipton to the Turnpike Road leading from Leeds to Ripon near Okbeck, in the Township of Bilton with Harrogate, and from thence to communicate with the Road leading from Knaresborough to Wetherby, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Waterhouse's Charity Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of James Wetherherd, John Baldwin, Samuel Waterhouse, Thomas Ramsden, and John Ramsden, Five of the surviving acting Feoffees or Trustees for carrying into Execution the Trusts mentioned in the last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Waterhouse, late of Halifax in the County of York, Gentleman, deceased, and others whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being several of the principal Inhabitants of the said Town, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for uniting and better regulating the Charities of Nathaniel Waterhouse, within the Town and Parish of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York:" And praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to be heard by themselves or Counsel, either before a Committee of this House, or at the Bar thereof, against such Part of the said Bill as relates to the Estates so vested in the Petitioners, the said Feoffees or Trustees as aforesaid, or the Trusts thereof:"

It is Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee appointed to consider the said Bill, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter; and that the said Petition be referred to the said Committee, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be then heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee, as desired; as also Counsel be heard for the said Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Life Annuities, to restrain raising Money by, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to restrain the raising of Money by the Sale of Life Annuities."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Standing Order No. 126, considered and amended.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee to consider of so much of the Standing Order No. 126, which directs the Money arising by the Sale of Lands as is to be laid out in a new Purchase, when no such Purchase is ready, to be paid into the Bank of England, in the Name of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, to remain there without Interest until a proper Purchase can be got and approved of; and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Attendance of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery:

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported an Amendment made by the said Committee to the said Order, and likewise the Resolution of the said Committee.

The said Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows:

In the Order, No. 126, Line 26. After the Word ["Purchaser"] to leave out the Words ["so paying it in, naming him"], and insert instead thereof ["or Purchasers of the Estate of the Person or Persons mentioned in the Title of the said Bill"]:"

And the said Amendment being again read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Then the Resolution of the Committee was read by the Clerk, as follows:

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That to prevent the defeating the Settlements of Land Estates, the Standing Order, 126, as amended, should in future be strictly adhered to."

And the same being again read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House:

Whereupon;

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, nemine dissentiente, That to prevent the defeating the Settlements of Land Estates, the Standing Order, 126, as amended, be in future strictly adhered to.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on Cunyngham et al. Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Robert Myrton Cunyngham Esquire, and his Tutors, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Cunyngham against Cunynghams.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Myrton Cunyngham Esquire, and his Tutors, are Appellants, and David Cunyngham and Sir William Augustus Cunyngham, are 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.

Pettus & Dashwood, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Charlotte Pettus Spinster, and John Richard Dashwood Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Sons; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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, "A Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Freehold and Copyhold Estates, late of Dame Elizabeth Pettus deceased, in Trustees, to convey and surrender the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses."

Magdalen College Leases Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the President and Scholars of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in the University of Oxford, to grant Building Leases of certain Ground, Messuages, Houses, and Buildings, in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, in the County of Surrey:"

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill 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 therein; and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Kirmington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Parish of Kirnington otherwise Kirmington, in the County of Lincoln."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Northumberland.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Doncaster.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
Ld. Abp. Canterbury.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Clifford.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Osborne.
L. Cadogan.
L. Godolphin.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
L. Digby.
L. Hume.
L. Cardiff.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.

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.

Derby and Brassington Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of Three Acts, made in the Eleventh, Seventeenth, and Thirty-third Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing several Roads, leading to and from the Town of Derby in the County of Derby, as relates to the Road leading from the North Side of Cavendish Bridge, in the said County of Derby, through the said Town of Derby, to Brassington in the said County; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road."

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.

Shirland Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Shirland, in the County of Derby."

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

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

Stretton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Stretton, in the Parishes of Northwingfield and Morton, in the County of Derby."

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.

Leominster Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Second and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the Town of Leominster, in the County of Hereford."

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.

D. Hamilton et. al. against E. Selkirk & Douglas.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, Marquis of Douglas, &c., and his Guardians; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of December 1776, and 4th of March 1777; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Dunbar Earl of Selkirk, and Archibald Douglas of Douglas, Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Dunbar Earl of Selkirk, and Archibald Douglas of Douglas, Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 15th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or their known Agents and Procurators in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 19o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

Treaty between His Majesty and Anspach of Hesse, delivered.

The Earl of Suffolk (by His Majesty's Command), laid before the House;

Copy of a Treaty between His Majesty and the Margrave of Brandenburgh Anspach; concluded and signed at Anspach, the 1st of February 1777; and Translation;

Also;

Copy of an Ulterior Convention between His Majesty and the Hereditary Prince of Hesse; concluded and signed at Hanau, the 10th of February 1777; and Translation.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Enfield Chace Division Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Earl of Clarendon acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing the Chace of Enfield in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Combe et ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Combe Esquire, and Anne his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the 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. Justice Gould, 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.

Harvey et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Harvey, of the Town of Penzance in the County of Cornwall, Widow, Elizabeth Harvey, of the said Town of Penzance, Spinster, and Mary Pearce, of the said Town of Penzance, Widow; which said Elizabeth Harvey Widow, Elizabeth Harvey Spinster, and Mary Pearce, are the Widow and the Two surviving Daughters of John Harvey, late of the said Town of Penzance in the said County of Cornwall, Gentleman, deceased; and the said Elizabeth Harvey Widow, is the Committee of the Person, and the said Elizabeth Harvey Spinster, and Mary Pearce, are the Committees of the Estate of John Harvey, of the said Town of Penzance, Gentleman, a Lunatick, who is the only Son and Heir, and a Devisee named in the last Will and Testament of the aforesaid John Harvey the Elder, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition 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.

Swinstead Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Swinstead and County of Lincoln."

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

Ld. President.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Chester. L. Clifford.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hume.

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.

Oldswinford Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Parish of Oldswinford, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford."

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

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

Life Annuities, to restrain raising Money by, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain the raising of Money by the Sale of Life Annuities," be read a Second Time on Friday next.

Duntisborne Abbotts Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Duntisborne Abbotts, in the County of Gloucester."

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

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

Winthorpe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Grounds, in the Parish of Winthorpe, in the County of Nottingham."

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

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

Enfield Chace Division Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing the Chace of Enfield, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Huntspill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands, lying in the Parish of Huntspill, in the County of Somerset; and also certain Moors called Land Moor otherwise Cote Moor, and Gold Corner, lying in or near the said Parish of Huntspill and Cossington, in the said County."

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.

Bagshot Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and continuing the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from a Place called The Golden Farmer, near Bagshot, in the County of Surrey, to Hertfordbridge-hill, in the County of Southampton."

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.

Poole &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging several of the Powers contained in an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, so far as the same relate to the Road from the Turnpike Road between the Town and County of Poole and Winbourn Minster, in the County of Dorset, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Brianston, in the said County of Dorset, which leads from Blandford Forum to Dorchester."

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.

Ludgershall Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, assigning, and allotting, the Open and Common Field and Commonable Land, lying within the Liberties, Territories, and Precincts of Ludgershall, in the County of Buckingham."

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.

Sutton Mepal, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the several Parishes of Sutton Mepal, Witcham, Chatteris, Doddington, and a Place called Byal Fen, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and also in the Parishes of Somersham and Pidley with Fenton, in the County of Huntingdon;" so far as the same relates to the Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the Parishes of Sutton Mepal, Witcham, Chatteris, and a Place called Byal Fen, in the Isle of Ely."

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.

Duntisborne Abbotts Enclosure Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Places in the Parish of Duntisborne Abbotts, in the County of Gloucester," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.

Osman's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Moiety of the Reverend Henry Osman Clerk and Mary his Wife, of and in certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of King's Langley, in the County of Hertford, in Trustees to be sold; and for applying Part of the Money arising by such Sale, in Discharge of an Incumbrance upon the said Moiety; and for laying out the Residue thereof in the Purchase of entire Messuages, Lands or Heredi taments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the same Uses," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Shirland Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Shirland, in the County of Derby," was committed.

Kirnington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Parish of Kirnington, otherwise Kirmington, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Stretton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Stretton, in the Parishes of Northwingfield and Morton, in the County of Derby," was committed.

Leominster Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Second and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the Town of Leominster, in the County of Hereford," 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."

Kilborn to take the Name of Burrowes, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Kilborn, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname of Burrowes, pursuant to the Will of John Burrowes deceased," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bala and Dolgelley Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and from the Towns of Bala and Dolgelley, in the County of Merioneth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Montgomery, Denbigh, and Salop," was committed.

Compton Bishop Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Compton Bishop, commonly called or known by the Name of Cross Moor alias Charles Moor, in the County of Somerset."

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

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

Jones's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting, in Trustees and their Heirs, certain Estates of Philip Jones and Robert Berkeley Esquires, in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, in order to sell the same, and with Part of the Purchase Money to discharge certain Incumbrances thereon; and for laying out the Residue of the Purchase Money, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Estates to be sold stand limited."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday, the 9th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Burntisland 2d. Scots Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Beer or Ale, vended or sold, within the Town of Burntisland and Liberties thereof, for encreasing the publick Revenue of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Pettus's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Freehold and Copyhold Estates, late of Dame Elizabeth Pettus deceased, in Trustees, to convey and surrender the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments 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 Monday, the 5th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Curson's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Barnewall Curson Esquire, to settle a Jointure upon any Woman or Women he may hereafter marry."

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. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Boynton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the several Open and Common Fields, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Boynton, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lees Fell, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground called Lees Fell otherwise Morralee, and Struthers Common and Hagbank, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Ripon Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds through Harwood, to the South West Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence in Two Branches (One through Ripley over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Boroughbridge), to Ripon; and from thence to the First Rill of Water or Watercourse on Hutton Moor, in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Rutts on the said Moor;" and the other, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, to explain and amend the said first-mentioned Act, with respect to those Parts of the said Roads from Harrogate through Ripley and Ripon to the North East Corner of Hutton Moor, and from the East End of Kirby Hill Moor to the Town of Ripon aforesaid."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 20o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

Lord Falconer against Lawson.

The Answer of David Lawson to the Appeal of Anthony Lord Falconer of Halkerton, was this Day brought in:

Blair against Douglas and Co.

As was also, The Answer of Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company, to the Appeal of David Blair of Dunskey.

Ld. R. Spencer's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in the Right Honourable Robert Spencer, commonly called Lord Robert Spencer, and the most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, One of the Knights Companions of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Heirs and Assigns of the said Duke of Marlborough, the Settled Estates of the said Lord Robert Spencer, situate in the County of Lincoln," 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.

Enfield Chace Division Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing the Chace of Enfield, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed.

Compton Bishop Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Compton Bishop, commonly called or known by the Name of Cross Moor alias Charles Moor, in the County of Somerset," was committed.

Swinstead Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Swinstead and County of Lincoln," was committed.

Duntisborne Abbotts Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Duntisborne Abbotts, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Osman's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Moiety of the Reverend Henry Osman Clerk and Mary his Wife, of and in certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of King's Langley, in the County of Hertford, in Trustees to be sold; and for applying Part of the Money arising by such Sale in Discharge of an Incumbrance upon the said Moiety; and for laying out the Residue thereof, in the Purchase of entire Messuages, Lands, or Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kilborn to take the Name of Burrowes, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Kilborn, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname of Burrowes, pursuant to the Will of John Burrowes deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Bala and Dolgelley Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and from the Towns of Bala and Dolgelley, in the County of Merioneth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Montgomery, Denbigh, and Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kirnington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Parish of Kirnington otherwise Kirmington, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shirland Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Shirland, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leominster Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Second and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the Town of Leominster, in the County of Hereford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stretton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Stretton, in the Parishes of Northwingfield and Morton, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages 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 the former Messengers:

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

Pilkington against Bayley.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Thomas Pilkington Gentleman, is Appellant; and Frances Bayley Widow, is 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.

L. Falconer against Lawson.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein William Lord Falconer, of Halkerton, is Appellant, and David Lawson is 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.

Peirson Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Bradshaw Peirson of Stokesley, in the County of York, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates, late of Bradshaw Peirson Esquire, deceased, in the County of York, in Trustees to be sold, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuity charged thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Winthorpe Enclosure Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Grounds, in the Parish of Winthorpe, in the County of Nottingham," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Enfield Chace Division Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing the Chace of Enfield, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Swinstead Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Swinstead and County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Duntisborne Abbotts Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Duntisborne Abbotts, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Compton Bishop Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Compton Bishop, commonly called or known by the Name of Cross Moor alias Charles Moor, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.