House of Lords Journal Volume 35
March 1777 21-31

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March 1777 21-31

DIE Veneris, 21o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. King.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Mitchell against the York Buildings Co.et al.:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of John Livingston Mitchell of Parkhall; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 31st of January and 15th of February 1776; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 10th of July and 29th of November 1776; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem proper;" as also upon the Answer of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, the Right Honourable James Earl of Errol, and James King of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sub-tacksman of the Coal of Madiston, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby Affirmed.

Horobin against Staines et al.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner delivered in at the Table, a Writ of Error, wherein John Horobin is Plaintiff, and William Staines is Defendant.

Cattle, Toll Exemption, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Exemptions from Toll (granted by any Act or Acts of Parliament for repairing Turnpike Roads), on Account of Cattle going to and from Water or Pasture;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Smith's Bill.

The Lord Hume reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Assheton Smith Esquire, and William Henry Assheton Smith his Brother, to grant building, improving, and other Leases, of the Estates devised by the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto;" which Amendment being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

Wallingsen Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving Walling fen, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

Halifax, &c. Road Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending, the Roads from the Town of Halifax, and from Sowerby Bridge, in the County of York, by Todmorden to Burnley and Littleborough, in the County of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whittington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands, within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lower Compton, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Half-Way House, in the Parish of Lower Compton, in the County of Dorset, through the Towns of Yeovil, Crewkerne, and Chard, to the East End of the Town of Axminster, in the County of Devon, and several other Roads round the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset; and for amending Two Roads, leading from Vagg Hollow, in the Parish of Yeovil, and the Road from Chard to Cheeseway Ash, and from White Down to Perry Street, in Chard, and from thence to the Turnpike Road, near Tytherleigh Inn, in the said County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Little Cressingham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Heaths, Half-year Lands, and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Parish of Little Cressingham, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Life Annuities, to restrain raising Money by, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain the raising of Money by the Sale of Life Annuities:"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Smith's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Assheton Smith Esquire, and William Henry Assheton Smith, his Brother, to grant building, improving, and other Leases, of the Estates devised by the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ld. R. Spencer's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Lawson against Lawson et al.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause, wherein Winifred Lawson Widow, is Appellant, and John Lawson Esquire, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to the Fifth Cause Day after the Recess at Easter.

Hamilton to enter into Recognizance on D. Hamilton et al. Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Hamilton, of Lincoln's Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, Marquis of Douglas, &c. and his Guardians, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, the said Duke being an Infant:"

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

Waterhouse's Charity Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee, to whom the Bill, 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," stands committed, be added thereto.

Peirson's Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bolton.
D. Northumberland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Coventry.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Onslow.
L. King.
L. Godolphin.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
L. Digby.
L. Sundridge.
L. Hume.
L. Cardiff.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Foley.

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

Ripon Road Bill.

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

Bagshot Road Bill.

The Lord Hume made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 Hertfordbridge-hill, in the County of Southampton," was committed.

Poole, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Hume made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed.

Sutton Mepal, &c. Drainage Bill.

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

Huntspill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Hume made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Winthorpe Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Hume made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom 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 committed.

Corpus Christi College Exchange Bill.

The Lord Hume also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate, standing, lying, and being within the Hamlet of Wighthill, in the Parish of Tackley, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between the President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College, in the University of Oxford, and Simon Wisdome Esquire; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Aysgarth Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Aysgarth Pasture, and Aysgarth Moor or Common, in the Township and Parish of Aysgarth, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bugthorpe Enclosure, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures, within the Township of Bugthorpe, in the County of York; and for exempting the Lands, Tenements, and Frontsteads, within the Parish of Bugthorpe, from the Payment of Tythes and other Ecclesiastical Dues; and for other Purposes therein contained;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bolton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Egremont Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Wastes, within the Manor of Egremont, in the County of Cumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 22o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

D. Hamilton et al. against Douglas.

The Answer of Archibald Douglas of Douglas, Esquire, to the Appeal of Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, &c. and his Guardians, was this Day brought in.

Halifax, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending, the Roads from the Town of Halifax, and from Sowerby Bridge, in the County of York, by Todmorden, to Burnley and Littleborough, in the County of Lancaster."

Lower Compton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Half-Way House, in the Parish of Lower Compton, in the County of Dorset, through the Towns of Yeovil, Crewkerne, and Chard, to the East End of the Town of Axminster, in the County of Devon, and several other Roads round the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset; and for amending Two Roads, leading from Vagg Hollow, in the Parish of Yeovil, and the Road from Chard to Cheeseway Ash, and from White Down to Perry Street in Chard, and from thence to the Turnpike Road near Tytherleigh Inn, in the said County of Dorset."

Egremont Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Wastes, within the Manor of Egremont, in the County of Cumberland."

Little Cressingham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Heaths, Half-year Lands, and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Parish of Little Cressingham, in the County of Norfolk."

Bugthorpe Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures, within the Township of Bugthorpe, in the County of York; and for exempting the Lands, Tenements, and Frontsteads, within the Parish of Bugthorpe, from the Payment of Tythes and other Ecclesiastical Dues; and for other Purposes therein contained."

Whittington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands, within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop."

Aysgarth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Aysgarth Pasture, and Aysgarth Moor or Common, in the Township and Parish of Aysgarth, in the North Riding of the County of York."

Bolton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bolton, in the County of Cumberland."

Cattle, Toll Exemption, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Exemptions from Toll (granted by any Act or Acts of Parliament for repairing Turnpike Roads), on Account of Cattle going to and from Water or Pasture."

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

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

Winthorpe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bagshot Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sutton Mepal, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Poole, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ripon Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Huntspill, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Corpus Christi College Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate, standing, lying, and being, within the Hamlet of Wighthill, in the Parish of Tackley, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between the President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College, in the University of Oxford, and Simon Wisdome Esquire; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

White et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Taylor White Esquire and Sarah his Wife, and Thomas Fowke Esquire and Ann his Wife, on the Behalf of themselves and their Children, who are Infants; 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.

Blair against Douglas and Co.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein David Blair of Dunskey, Esquire, is Appellant, and Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 24o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Wallingsen Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving Walling fen, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bolton.
D. Chandos.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
Ld. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Abingdon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Harcourt.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Clifford.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Godolphin.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Hume.
L. Cardiff.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.

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.

The King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Aysgarth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Aysgarth Pasture, and Aysgarth Moor or Common, in the Township and Parish of Aysgarth, in the North 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Lower Compton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Half-Way House, in the Parish of Lower Compton, in the County of Dorset, through the Towns of Yeovil, Crewkerne, and Chard, to the East End of the Town of Axminster, in the County of Devon, and several other Roads round the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset; and for amending Two Roads, leading from Vagg Hollow, in the Parish of Yeovil, and the Road from Chard to Cheeseway Ash, and from White Down to Perry Street, in Chard, and from thence to the Turnpike Road near Tytherleigh Inn, in the said County of Dorset."

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.

Whittington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands, within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop."

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

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

Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Lloyd and Bulkeley Hatchett, Esquires, in Behalf of themselves and others, Owners of, and Persons interested in, Lands and Estates, having Right of Common upon certain Waste Lands, within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill, which, if passed into a Law, will, as the Petitioners conceive, be highly injurious to them and others, interested in the several Estates intended to be enclosed; and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee, as desired; as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Egremont Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Wastes, within the Manor of Egremont, in the County of Cumberland."

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.

Fremington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Bolton Enclosure Bill.

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

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. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending, the Roads from the Town of Halifax, and from Sowerby Bridge, in the County of York, by Todmorden, to Burnley and Littleborough, in the County 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.

Bugthorpe Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures, within the Township of Bugthorpe, in the County of York; and for exempting the Lands, Tenements, and Frontsteads, within the Parish of Bugthorpe, from the Payment of Tythes and other Ecclesiastical Dues; and for other Purposes therein contained."

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.

Combe et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Combe Esquire, and Anne his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their 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 the Freehold Estates in the Counties of Hereford and Monmouth, devised by the Will of Thomas Chamberlayne Esquire, deceased, in Richard Combe Esquire, in Fee-Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said Richard Combe, in the County of Somerset, of greater Value, in lieu thereof."

Oldswinford Small Debts Bill.

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

Burntisland 2d. Scots Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Oldswinford small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Burntisland 2d. Scots Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Mr. Holford and Mr. Hett:

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

E. Harcourt takes the Oaths.

This Day Simon Earl Harcourt took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Fremington Enclosure Bill, the 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 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," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Cattle, Toll Exemption, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Exemptions from Toll (granted by any Act or Acts of Parliament for repairing Turnpike Roads), on Account of Cattle going to and from Water or Pasture:"

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Exemptions from Toll (granted by any Act or Acts of Parliament for repairing Turnpike Roads), on Account of Cattle going to and from Water or Pasture."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Crookhill, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Crookhill, in the Parish of Chickrell, to the Turnpike Road leading from Bridport to Bridport Harbour, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Poole Gate, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, leading from a Gate in the Town and County of Poole, called Poole Gate; and for repealing Two Acts of Parliament, of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and also for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, towards paving and repairing a certain Street or Way within the said Town and County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Life Annuities, to restrain raising Money by, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain the raising of Money by the Sale of Life Annuities;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 25o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Nassington, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Nassington, Yarwell, Apethorpe, and Wood-Newton, within the Prebend or Peculiar of Nassington, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adderbury Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Warwick and Oxford, so far as relates to the Road from the Guide Post in the Village of Adderbury, through Kidlington, to the Mileway leading towards the City of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great and Little Bourton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Townships and Liberties of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, in the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carleton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Townships, Villages, or Hamlets of Carleton, Brisco, and Wreay, within the Manor or Lordship of Botchardgate otherwise Prior Lordship, in the Parishes of Saint Cuthbert Carlisle and Saint Mary Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Thames Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London, and for laying a small Toll in lieu thereof, for the Purpose of more effectually completing the said Navigation; and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tibshelf Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving, certain Commons, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township of Tibshelf, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Messages from H. C. to return Heston Charity Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discharge certain Copyhold Premises in the Parish of Heston, in the County of Middlesex, from the Uses and Trusts thereof, declared by the Will of Mary Wotton deceafed, and to subject and charge the same Copyhold Premises, and also certain Freehold Lands lying contiguous thereto, within the said Parish, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge of Twelve Pounds, to the Reverend John Gibson Clerk, and his Successors, Vicars of the said Parish, for the Use of the Poor of the same Parish; and for settling and assuring the same Premises so charged, in the Trustees of Rupert Clarke Esquire, upon the Trusts therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Grimston's Bill.

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

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

Life Annuities, to restrain raising Money by, Bill.

The Order of the Day for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain the raising of Money by the Sale of Life Annuities," and for the Lords to be summoned, being read:

The Lord Scarsdale reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the said Bill:

And the same were read by the Clerk as follow, videlicet;

Pr. 2. L. 8 & 9. Leave out ["null and void to all Intents and Purposes"], and insert ["deemed or taken to be a Security only for the Money really advanced with Interest"].

Pr. 3. L. 31. After ["paid"] leave out ["and in case the same, or any Part thereof, shall consist in Goods, or in any other Thing than Money, the Nature, Quantity, and Value, of such Thing or Things"], and insert ["which shall be in Money only"].

Pr. 4. L. 7. After ["be"] leave out ["null and void to all Intents and Purposes"], and insert ["deemed or taken to be a Security only for the Money really advanced with Interest"].

L. 18. After ["paid"] leave out ["or in case the Consideration, or any Part of it, is advanced in Goods, if the Goods are not of the Value set upon them"].

L. 33. After ["Action"] leave out ["and it shall and may be lawful for the Court, at their Discretion, to make any Rule or Order, requiring Satisfaction on the Oath of the Party or Parties complained against, by Examination of him or them in open Court, or by Commission, under the Seal of the Court, for the Examination of him or them, or by Affidavit, as the Court shall find most proper for the Discovery of such Practices; and upon the Refufal of the Party or Parties to make such Discovery or Satisfaction as aforesaid"].

Pr. 5. L. 14. After ["vacated"] insert ["upon Payment of such Money as was advanced with Interest"].

Pr. 6. L. 17. After ["inquire"] leave out ["into the just and true Value of any"], and insert ["in a summary Way, whether"].

L. 18. After ["created"] leave out ["at the Time of granting the same, and also, what Consideration was at such Time really and bonâ side paid or given by the Grantee or Grantees to the Grantor or Grantors for the same"], and insert ["was obtained by Fraud or other undue Means, or whether the Grantor is entitled to redeem the same"].

L. 33. After ["if"] leave out ["it shall appear from the Verdict of such Jury, or the Report of such Officer, or upon the Examination of the Matter by Affidavit; and it shall be declared, decreed or adjudged by the Court, that the Purchase of such Annuity or Rent Charge was so unfair, that the same ought to be set aside"], and insert ["the Court shall adjudge that the same was fraudulently obtained, or that the Grantor is entitled to redeem"].

Pr. 7. L. 10. After ["Grantees"] insert Clause [A].

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the Court may, in every such Case as aforesaid, award to either Party such Costs as to them shall seem just."

Pr. 9. L. 13. After ["Annuity"] insert ["nor to any voluntary Annuity, granted without regard to pecuniary Consideration"].

Then the First Amendment being again read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Then the Five next Amendments being again read by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Then the Seventh Amendment being again read by the Clerk, was (upon the Question) agreed to by the House.

Then the next Amendment being again read by the Clerk;

The same was objected to.

After Debate:

The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Committee in this Amendment?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Two next Amendments being again read by the Clerk, were (upon the Question) agreed to by the House.

Then the next and last Amendment being again read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Wallingfen Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving Wallingfen, in the East Riding of the County of york," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Ludgershall Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Bugthorpe Enclosure, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures, within the Township of Bugthorpe, in the County of York; and for exempting the Lands, Tenements, and Frontsteads, within the Parish of Bugthorpe, from the Payment of Tythes and other Ecclesiastical Dues; and for other Purposes therein contained," was committed.

Fremington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Aysgarth Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Aysgarth Pasture, and Aysgarth Moor or Common, in the Township and Parish of Aysgarth, in the North Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Derby and Brassington Road Bill.

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

Lower Compton, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Half-Way House, in the Parish of Lower Compton, in the County of Dorset, through the Towns of Yeovil, Crewkerne, and Chard, to the East End of the Town of Axminster, in the County of Devon, and several other Roads round the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset; and for amending Two Roads, leading from Vagg Hollow, in the Parish of Yeovil, and the Road from Chard to Cheeseway Ash, and from White Down to Perry Street, in Chard, and from thence to the Turnpike Road, near Tytherleigh Inn, in the said County of Dorset," was committed.

Halifax, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending, the Roads from the Town of Halifax, and from Sowerby Bridge, in the County of York, by Todmorden, to Burnley and Littleborough, in the County of Lancaster," was committed.

Wallingfen Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving Walling fen, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ludgershall Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Ludgersball, in the County of Buckingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bugthorpe Enclosure, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures, within the Township of Bugthorpe, in the County of York; and for exempting the Lands, Tenements, and Frontsteads, within the Parish of Bugthorpe, from the Payment of Tythes and other Ecclesiastical Dues; and for other Purposes therein contained."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fremington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aysgarth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Aysgarth Pasture, and Aysgarth Moor or Common, in the Township and Parish of Aysgarth, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Derby, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lower Compton, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Half-Way House, in the Parish of Lower Compton, in the County of Dorset, through the Towns of Yeovil, Crewkerne, and Chard, to the East End of the Town of Axminster, in the County of Devon, and several other Roads round the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset; and for amending Two Roads, leading from Vagg Hollow, in the Parish of Yeovil, and the Road from Chard to Cheeseway Ash, and from White Down to Perry Street, in Chard, and from thence to the Turnpike Road near Tytherleigh Inn, in the said County of Dorset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Halifax, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending, the Roads from the Town of Halifax, and from Sowerby Bridge, in the County of York, by Todmorden, to Burnley and Littleborough, in the County of Lancaster."

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 Eight preceding Bills.

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

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

Hull et ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Hull Esquire, and Ellery his Wife, for and on Behalf of themselves and their 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 discharging Part of the Settled Estates of Thomas Hull Esquire, in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, from the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Settlement, and for settling other Estates in the County of Devon in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes."

Poole Gate, Road &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, leading from a Gate in the Town and County of Poole, called Poole Gate; and for repealing Two Acts of Parliament, of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and also for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, towards paving and repairing a certain Street or Way within the said Town and County.

Crookhill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Crookhill, in the Parish of Chickrell, to the Turnpike Road leading from Bridport to Bridport Harbour, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Dorset."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 26o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Sutherland against Countess of Sutherland et al.:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Sutherland of Cambusavie; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of December 1772, and 6th of March 1773; as also of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 26th of June and 31st of July 1773; and also of Three other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 16th of February 1774, 12th of December 1775, and 21st of February 1776; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Elizabeth Countess of Sutherland, and her Guardians, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side, in this Cause:

Interlocutors reveised, &c.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said several Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby Reversed: And it is hereby declared, That the Redemption of the Lands in Question is barred by Prescription.

Life Annuities, to restrain raising Money by, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain the raising of Money by the Sale of Life Annuities:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Hett:

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with several Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Luttrell against L. Irnham.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Honourable Henry Lawes Luttrell, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 26th of February 1777, made in Two certain Causes; in the First of which, the Right Honourable Simon Lord Baron Irnham, in the Kingdom of Ireland, was Plaintiff, and the said Henry Lawes Luttrell Defendant; and in the last, the said Simon Lord Baron Irnham was Plaintiff, and the said Henry Lawes Luttrell and Francis McFarland were Defendants; and also of an Order or Decree of the said Court, of the 3d of March 1777, made in a certain Cause wherein the said Simon Lord Baron Irnham was Plaintiff, and the said Henry Lawes Luttrell and Francis McFarland were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the said Simon Lord Irnham may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Simon Lord Irnham may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 30th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Six Clerk for the said Respondent, in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Barnes, Leave for a Bill;

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Ann Barnes, Wife of Henry Barnes Gentleman; 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 the Real Estates, late of Ann Phillips Spinster, now the Wife of Henry Barnes Gentleman, comprized in their Marriage Settlement, situate in the County of Salop, in Trustees, to be sold, and for applying the Purchase Money for the Purposes in the Act mentioned."

Clark el al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Clark of Braunston, in the County of Northampton, Esquire, and others; 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 to confirm and establish Articles of Agreement for a Partition or Division of Lands and Hereditaments in the Counties of Northampton and Warwick, the Estates of John Clark Esquire, and Mary his late Wife, deceased; and for settling the same to the Uses therein mentioned."

Luck Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Luck of Merrow, in the County of Surrey, Gentleman; 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 confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the Right Honourable George Lord Onslow and Cranley, and William Luck Gentleman, and Edmund Luck his Son."

Thames Navigation Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London, and for laying a small Toll in lieu thereof, for the Purpose of more effectually compleating the said Navigation; and for other Purposes."

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

D. Northumberland.
E. Doncaster.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Rosebery.
E. Powis.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
Ld. Abp. Canterbury.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Osborne.
L. Amherst.
L. Foley.

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.

The King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last-mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Nassington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Nassington, Yarwell, Apethorpe, and Wood-Newton, within the Prebend or Peculiar of Nassington, in the County of Northampton."

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

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

Poole Gate, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads therein mentioned, leading from a Gate in the Town and County of Poole, called Poole Gate; and for repealing Two Acts of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and also for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, towards paving and repairing a certain Street or Way within the said Town and 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Crookhill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Crookhill, in the Parish of Chickrell, to the Turnpike Road leading from Bridport to Bridport Harbour, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Dorset."

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.

Combe's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Freehold Estates in the Counties of Hereford and Monmouth, devised by the Will of Thomas Chamberlayne Esquire, deceased, in Richard Combe Esquire, in Fee-Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said Richard Combe, in the County of Somerset, of greater Value, in lieu thereof."

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

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

Adderbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Warwick and Oxford, so far as relates to the Road from the Guide Post in the Village of Adderbury, through Kidlington, to the Mile-way leading towards the City of Oxford."

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

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

Carleton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Townships, Villages, or Hamlets of Carleton, Brisco, and Wreay, within the Manor or Lordship of Botchardgate, otherwise Prior Lordship, in the Parishes of Saint Cuthbert Carlisle and Saint Mary Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland."

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.

Harvey et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Elizabeth Harvey Widow, and others; 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 the Real and Personal Estate of John Harvey Gentleman, a Lunatick, in Trustees, in Trust to sell so much thereof as will be sufficient for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of John Harvey, his late Father, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Cailland to enter into Recognizance on Luttrell's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Cailland, of George Street, Hanover Square, Esquire, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Honourable Henry Lawes Luttrell, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Ireland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Cailland may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Stokes and Wagner against Paterson.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Nehemiah Stokes and Christian Wagner, Merchants, are Appellants, and Robert Paterson 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 27o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Powis.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Whittington Enclosure Bill:

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands, within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop," 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 Two Amendments thereto."

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow, (videlicet):

Pr. 19. L. 27 & 28. Leave out ["such of"].

Pr. 49. L. 9. After ["made"] insert ["Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall authorize or empower the said John Robert Lloyd, his Heirs or Assigns, to claim or receive any Heriot of, from, or on Account of any of the new Allotments to be made by virtue of this Act."].

Then the First Amendment being again read by the Clerk, was disagreed to by the House.

Then the last Amendment being again read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands, within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Bolton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bolton, in the County of Cumberland," 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."

Egremont 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 Commons and Wastes, within the Manor of Egremont, in the County of Cumberland," was committed.

Carleton, &c. 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 Common and Waste Grounds, within the Townships, Villages, or Hamlets of Carleton, Brisco, and Wreay, within the Manor or Lordship of Botchardgate otherwise Prior Lordship, in the Parishes of Saint Cuthbert Carlisle and Saint Mary Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland," was committed.

Nassingtor, 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 Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Nassington, Yarwell, Apethorpe, and Wood-Newton, within the Prebend or Peculiar of Nassington, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Adderbury Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Warwick and Oxford, so far as relates to the Road from the Guide Post in the Village of Adderbury, through Kidlington, to the Mile-way leading towards the City of Oxford," 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."

Crookhill, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Crookhill, in the Parish of Chickrell, to the Turnpike Road leading from Bridport to Bridport Harbour, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Dorset," was committed.

Poole Gate Road, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, leading from a Gate in the Town and County of Poole, called Poole Gate; and for repealing Two Acts of Parliament, of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and also for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, towards paving and repairing a certain Street or Way within the said Town and County," was committed.

Thames Navigation Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London, and for laying a small Toll in lieu thereof, for the Purpose of more effectually completing the said Navigation; and for other Purposes," was committed.

Bolton Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Adderbury Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Warwick and Oxford, so far as relates to the Road from the GuidePost in the Village of Adderbury, through Kidlington, to the Mile-way leading towards the City of Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Crookhill, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Crookhill, in the Parish of Chickrell, to the Turnpike Road leading from Bridport to Bridport Harbour, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Dorset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Egremont Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Wastes, within the Manor of Egremont, in the County of Cumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Carleton, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Townships, Villages, or Hamlets of Carleton, Brisco, and Wreay, within the Manor or Lordship of Botchardgate, otherwise Prior Lordship, in the Parishes of Saint Cuthbert Carlisle and Saint Mary Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Poole Gate Road, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, leading from a Gate in the Town and County of Poole, called Poole Gate; and for repealing Two Acts of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and also for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, towards paving and repairing a certain Street or Way within the said Town and County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Nassington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Nassington, Yarwell, Apethorpe, and Wood-Newton, within the Prebend or Peculiar of Nassington, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thames Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London, and for laying a small Toll in lieu thereof, for the Purpose of more effectually compleating the said Navigation; and for other Purposes."

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 Eight 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.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chrncellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Privy Seal on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read:"

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons, assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows;

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), "An Act for dividing the Chace of Enfield, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for limiting the Exemptions from Toll (granted by any Act or Acts of Parliament for repairing Turnpike Roads), on Account of Cattle going to and from Water or Pasture." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Parish of Oldswinford, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford." An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool, Worsted, Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the Counties of York, Lancaster, and Chester." "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Severn, from or near a Place called Preen's Eddy, in the Parish of Broseley, to or near a Place called The Sheepwash, in the Parish of Sutton Maddock, in the County of Salop; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from the same." An Act to enable His Majesty to license a Theatre in the City of Chester." "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." "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road leading from Ealand to the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill, in the County of Dorset; and from the Index Post on the Side of Harnham Hill aforesaid, to a House called Master Baker's Farm House, in the said County of Wilts." "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts, to a Place where the Roads to Bath and Bristol divide, and from the Town of Frome to the Town of Beckington, in the County of Somerset; and for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty relating to the said Roads; and for repairing the Road from or near the Red Lion, in the Parish of Woolverton, in the said County of Somerset, to Rode Bridge, and from the said Bridge to the Turnpike Road leading from Trowbridge by White Trough, to Beckington aforesaid." 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." "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." "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." 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." "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." "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." 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." "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." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Bucks, so far as the said Acts relate to the Road from the West End of the Town of Wendover to the End of a Lane called Oak Lane, next the great Road called The Oxford Road, and also Half a Mile of Road next from the River Colne, towards Beconsfield, in the said County." "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." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Half-way House, in the Parish of Lower Compton, in the County of Dorset, through the Towns of Yeovil, Crewkerne, and Chard, to the East End of the Town of Axminster, in the County of Devon, and several other Roads round the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset; and for amending Two Roads, leading from Vagg Hollow, in the Parish of Yeovil, and the Road from Chard to Cheeseway Ash, and from White Down to Perry Street, in Chard, and from thence to the Turnpike Road near Tytherleigh Inn, in the said County of Dorset." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending, the Roads from the Town of Halifax, and from Sowerby Bridge, in the County of York, by Todmorden, to Burnley and Littleborough, in the County of Lancaster." "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." "An Act to discharge certain Copyhold Premises in the Parish of Heston, in the County of Middlesex, from the Uses and Trusts thereof, declared by the Will of Mary Wotton deceased; and to subject and charge the same Copyhold Premises, and also certain Freehold Lands lying contiguous thereto, within the said Parish, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge of Twelve Pounds, to the Reverend John Gibson Clerk, and his Successors, Vicars of the said Parish, for the Use of the Poor of the same Parish; and for settling and assuring the same Premises so charged, in the Trustees of Rupert Clarke Esquire, upon the Trusts therein mentioned." "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." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Tunstall, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Parish of Syston, in the County of Leicester; and several Parcels of un-enclosed Land, in the Parish of Barkby, in the said County of Leicester, lying within the Ring of the said Fields." "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." An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground called Lees Fell otherwise Morralee, and Struther's Common and Hagbank, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland." "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." "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." "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." An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Parish of Kirnington otherwise Kirmington, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Shirland, in the County of Derby." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Grounds, in the Parish of Winthorpe, in the County of Nottingham." "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." "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving Wallingsen, in the East Riding of the County of York." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures, within the Township of Bugthorpe, in the County of York; and for exempting the Lands, Tenements, and Frontsteads, within the Parish of Bugthorpe, from the Payment of Tythes and other Ecclesiastical Dues; and for other Purposes therein contained." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing Aysgarth Pasture, and Aysgarth Moor or Common, in the Township and Parish of Aysgarth, in the North Riding of the County of York." "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." "An Act to enable Jervoise Clarke Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Jervoise, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Jervoise Esquire, deceased." And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Henry Earl Bathurst, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Simon Earl Harcourt, Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, George Viscount Townshend, and Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-seventh Day of March, in the Seventeenth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned, and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words:"

"1. An Act for dividing the Chace of Enfield, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"2. An Act for limiting the Exemptions from Toll (granted by any Act or Acts of Parliament for repairing Turnpike Roads), on Account of Cattle going to and from Water or Pasture."

"3. 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."

"4. 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."

"5. 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."

"6. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Parish of Oldswinford, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford."

"7. An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool, Worsted, Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the Counties of York, Lancaster, and Chester."

"8. An Act for building a Bridge across the River Severn, from or near a Place called Preen's Eddy, in the Parish of Broseley, to or near a Place called The Sheepwash, in the Parish of Sutton Maddock, in the County of Salop; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from the same."

"9. An Act to enable His Majesty to license a Theatre in the City of Chester."

"10. 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."

"11. An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road leading from Ealand to the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York."

"12. An Act for continuing the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill, in the County of Dorset; and from the Index Post on the Side of Harnham Hill aforesaid, to a House called Master Baker's Farm House, in the said County of Wilts."

"13. An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts, to a Place where the Roads to Bath and Bristol divide, and from the Town of Frome to the Town of Beckington, in the County of Somerset; and for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and for repairing the Road from or near the Red Lion, in the Parish of Woolverton, in the said County of Somerset, to Rode Bridge, and from the said Bridge to the Turnpike Road leading from Trowbridge by White Trough, to Beckington aforesaid."

"14. 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."

"15. 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."

"16. 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."

"17. 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."

"18. 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."

"19. 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."

"20. 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."

"21. 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."

"22. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Bucks, so far as the said Acts relate to the Road from the West End of the Town of Wendover, to the End of a Lane called Oak Lane, next the great Road called The Oxford Road; and also Half a Mile of Road next from the River Colne, towards Beconsfield, in the said County."

"23. 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."

"24. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Half-way House in the Parish of Lower Compton, in the County of Dorset, through the Towns of Yeovil, Crewkerne, and Chard, to the East End of the Town of Axminster, in the County of Devon, and several other Roads round the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset; and for amending Two Roads, leading from Vagg Hollow, in the Parish of Yeovil, and the Road from Chard to Cheeseway Ash, and from White Down to Perry Street, in Chard, and from thence to the Turnpike Road near Tytherleigh Inn, in the said County of Dorset."

"25. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending the Roads from the Town of Halifax, and from Sowerby Bridge, in the County of York, by Todmorden, to Burnley and Littleborough, in the County of Lancaster."

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

"Le Roy le vcult."

"26. 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."

"27. An Act to discharge certain Copyhold Premises, in the Parish of Heston, in the County of Middlesex, from the Uses and Trusts thereof, declared by the Will of Mary Wotton deceased; and to subject and charge the same Copyhold Premises, and also certain Freehold Lands lying contiguous thereto, within the said Parish, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge of Twelve Pounds, to the Reverend John Gibson Clerk, and his Successors, Vicars of the said Parish, for the Use of the Poor of the same Parish; and for settling and assuring the same Premises so charged in the Trustees of Rupert Clarke Esquire, upon the Trusts therein mentioned."

"28. 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."

"29. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Tunstall, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York."

"30. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Parish of Syston, in the County of Leicester, and several Parcels of un-enclosed Land in the Parish of Barkby, in the said County of Leicester, lying within the Ring of the said Fields."

"31. An Act for dividing and allotting the several Open and Common Fields, Pastures, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Township of Boynton, in the East Riding of the County of York."

"32. An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground called Lees Fell otherwise Morralee, and Struther's Common and Hagbank, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland."

"33. 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."

"34. 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."

"35. 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."

"36. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Parish of Kirnington otherwise Kirmington, in the County of Lincoln."

"37. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Shirland, in the County of Derby."

"38. 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."

"39. An Act for dividing and enclosing, the Open Fields, Meadows, and Grounds, in the Parish of Winthorpe, in the County of Nottingham."

"40. 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."

"41. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving Walling fen, in the East Riding of the County of York."

"42. 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."

"43. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures, within the Township of Bugthorpe, in the County of York; and for exempting the Lands, Tenements, and Frontsteads, within the Parish of Bugthorpe, from the Payment of Tythes and other Ecclesiastical Dues; and for other Purposes therein contained."

"44. 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."

"45. An Act for dividing and enclosing Aysgarth Pasture and Aysgarth Moor or Common, in the Township and Parish of Aysgarth, in the North Riding of the County of York."

"46. 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."

"47. An Act to enable Jervoise Clarke Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Jervoise, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Jervoise Esquire deceased."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Monmouth Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the several Roads therein mentioned, leading to, through, and from the Town of Monmouth;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Blake against Perrin and Vaughan, in Error.

A Petition of William Blake, Son and Heir of Hannah Blake, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, to which William Perrin and Thomas Vaughan are Defendants, was presented and read, which stands appointed for hearing on the First Cause Day after the Recess at Easter; setting forth, " That the Petitioner is a Purchaser of the Premises in Question by the above Suit now depending before their Lordships; and by Means of the said Purchase is now become the only Party interested in the said Cause, and as such has compromised the Suit with the Defendants in Error;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Writ of Error may be withdrawn, and that this Cause may be struck out of their Lordships Paper of Causes:"

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

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday, the 9th Day of May next.

Irvine against E. Aberdeen et. al.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander Irvine of Drum, Esquire, is Appellant, and George Earl of Aberdeen, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for the Second Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, be heard on Wednesday the 9th Day of April next.

White et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Taylor White Esquire, and Sarah his Wife, and others; 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 rendering valid and effectual a Partition between Taylor White Esquire and Sarah his Wife, and Thomas Fowke Esquire and Ann his Wife, of several Estates in the Counties of Huntingdon, Leicester, Cambridge, Essex, and Kent; and for vesting and settling the same to the Uses and upon the Trusts contained in their respective Marriage Settlements; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Luck's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the Right Honourable George Lord Onslow and Cranley, and William Luck Gentleman, and Edmund Luck his Son."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Northumberland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Cassillis.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Powis.
E. Clarendon.
L. Abp. Canter-bury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Scarsdale.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday, the 11th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Clarke's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish articles of Agreement for a Partition or Division of Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Northampton and Warwick, the Estates of John Clarke Esquire, and Mary his late Wife, deceased; and for settling the same to the Uses 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.

Barnes's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estates, late of Ann Phillips Spinster, now the Wife of Henry Barnes Gentleman, comprized in their Marriage Settlement, situate in the County of Salop, in Trustees to be sold; and for applying the Purchase Money for the Purposes in the Act 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 Wednesday, the 16th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Harvey's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real and Personal Estate of John Harvey Gentleman, a Lunatick, in Trustees, in Trust to fell so much thereof as will be sufficient for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of John Harvey, his late Father, deceased; 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 Saturday, the 12th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Magdalen College Leases Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Consideration of the 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:"

Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

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

Hull's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging Part of the Settled Estates of Thomas Hull Esquire, in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, from the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Settlement, and for settling other Estates in the County of Devon, in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes."

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 continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, octavum diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen., hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.