House of Lords Journal Volume 35
May 1779 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: May 1779 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 711-728. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116640 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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May 1779 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 3o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth,C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Ghandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

Sir M. Burrell's Attendance.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons to desire, " That they would give Leave to Sir Merrick Burrell, a Member of that House, to attend this House, in order to his being examined in relation to the Management of Greenwich Hospital," acquainted the House, " That they had delivered their Lordships Message, and that the Commons will send an Answer by Messengers of their own."

Dissenters Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for the further Relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers and Schoolmasters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Little Bowden Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, of and within the Manor, Lordship or Liberties of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kibworth Beauchamp &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and Common Pastures, lying and being within the Manors, Lordships or Liberties of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeeton Westerby, in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Browne against Richards, in Error.

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,

Richard Browne Esquire is Plaintiff;

And,

John Richards is Defendant.

Burton upon Trent Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing and lighting the Town and Borough of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford; and for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return E. Shrewsbury's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, " An Act for establishing an Exchange between George Earl of Shrewsbury and Thomas Gilbert Esquire, of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Stafford; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Mildenhall Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for confirming and establishing a Division and Enclosure of the Common or Open Fields and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Mildenhall, in the County of Wilts, and certain Exchanges of Lands and Estates within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Iron Acton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting certain Commonable and Waste Lands called Acton Common, Marlepit Common, and Cock Shute, within the Parish of Iron Acton, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oulton Heath Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Waste Ground called Oulton Heath, in the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tittensor Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for reducing into One Act of Parliament the several Laws now in force, for repairing the Road leading from the Town or Village of Tittensor to the most Northern Part of Talk on the Hill in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford; and for repairing the Road from Darlastone Bridge over Tittensor Heath, through the Town or Village of Tittensor aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

L. Carmarthen's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Osborne, Baron Osborne of Kiveton, in the County of York, commonly called Marquis of Carmarthen, with Lady Amelia D'Arcy Baroness Conyers, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Leeds:

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

Kingswood Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Common or Waste Ground called Kingswood, which lies in the Parish of Stapleton, in the County of Gloucester."

Clifford Chambers Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Clifford Chambers, in the County of Gloucester."

Irish Hemp Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting a Bounty upon the Importation, into this Kingdom, of Hemp of the Growth of the Kingdom of Ireland, for a limited Time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Dissenters Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for the further Relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers and Schoolmasters."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Leire Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields of Leire, in the County of Leicester."

Scotch Exchequer Terms Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for altering the Times of holding the Martinmas and Candlemas Terms, in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry proceeded in.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Attendance of several Persons:

The House was 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 made a Progress in the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital."

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend this House To-morrow, to take into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend,

Bierton and Hulcot Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, within the Parishes and Liberties of Bierton and Hulcot, in the County of Bucks," 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 was read by the Clerk as follows, (videlicet)

Pr. 25. L. 11. Leave out from the Word ("them") to ("such") in Line 22.; and instead thereof, insert (" Quantity, Quality and Situation considered, shall be equal in Value to One Sixth Part of all the Lands in Bierton Upper End Field aforesaid, which are subject and liable to the Payment of Tythes to the said Prebendary, or the said Sir William Lee as Lessee as aforesaid, and the said Vicar; which said Sixth Part shall be estimated or valued by the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, and the Amount of such Estimate or Valuation shall be divided into Seven Parts; and such Part of the Lands so set out as shall be equal in Value to Six of such Seven Parts, shall be allotted to the said Prebendary, or the said Sir William Lee as Lessee as aforesaid, and the remaining Seventh Part to the said Vicar and his Successors")

And the said Amendment being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Sewell's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Bailey Heath Sewell Esquire, with the Right Honourable Lady Elizabeth Birmingham, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Sealy's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Sealy with Ann Woodroffe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 11th Day of this Instant May, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 4o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Elor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Persehowse's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for enabling the Trustees named in the Will of Richard Persehowse, late of Reynolds Hall, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, deceased, to borrow and take up at Interest on Mortgage, of the Freehold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding the Sum of Three thousand three hundred Pounds, to be applied in or towards the Purchase of the Copyhold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse," was committed: " That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ashover 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 Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Ashover, in the County of Derby," was committed.

Amcotts Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, Moors and Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Amcotts, in the Parish of Althorpe, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Dean Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Hamlet of Dean, in the Parish of Spelsbury, in the County of Oxford," was committed.

Jameson against Sir T. Skipwith, et al.

The House being moved, " That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Jameson of Conduit Street, Gentleman, is Appellant, and Sir Thomas George Skipwith Baronet, and others, 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.

Worcester Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act to enable the Trustees for putting in Execution an Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for building a Bridge at Worcester, over the River Severn, and for opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge, to finish and compleat the said Bridge, and to carry the Purposes of the said Act into Execution;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Horncastle, &c. Small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Soake of Horncastle and Wapentakes of Wraggoe and Gartree (except the Parish of Great Sturton), and within the Wapentakes of Louth Eske, Ludborough and Calceworth, and Parishes of Wrangle, Leake, Leverton, Benington, Butterwick, Freiston and Fishtoft, in the Hundred of Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bierton and Hulcot Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the Parishes and Liberties of Bierton and Hulcot, in the County of Bucks."

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

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

Clifford Chambers Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harcourt.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Craven.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Ducie.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.

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

Oulton Heath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Waste Ground called Oulton Heath, in the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford."

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

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

Kingswood Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Common or Waste Ground called Kingswood, which lies in the Parish of Stapleton, in the County of Gloucester."

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

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

Iron Acton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting certain Commonable and Waste Lands called Acton Common, Marlepit Common and Cock Shute, within the Parish of Iron Acton, in the County of Gloucester."

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

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

Leire Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields of Leire, in the County of Leicester."

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.

Speen Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Speen, in the County of Berks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Elcot Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and other Commonable Lands, within the Tything of Elcot, in the Parish of Kintbury, in the County of Berks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Burton upon rent Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing and lighting the Town and Borough of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford; and for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

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.

Tittensor Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reducing into One Act of Parliament the several Laws now in force, for repairing the Road leading from the Town or Village of Tittensor, to the most Northern Part of Talk on the Hill, in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford; and for repairing the Road from Darlastone Bridge, over Tittensor Heath, through the Town or Village of Tittensor aforesaid."

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

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

Scotch Exchequer Terms Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering the Times of holding the Martinmas and Candlemas Terms, in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Dissenters Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, " An Act for the further Relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers and Schoolmasters," be read a Second Time To-morrow; and the Lords summoned.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander Gray, Writer to the Signet, is Appellant, and Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company, and George Home Writer to the Signet, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry proceeded in:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital, and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Attendance of several Persons:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Mr. Murphy was called in, and the Oath being offered to be administered to him, he objected to his being sworn and examined, claiming the Privilege of his Profession as a Counsellor, as considering himself bound by his Situation to keep secret what had passed respecting the Earl of Sandwich and Captain Baillie.

The Earl of Sandwich, in his Place, desired that he might be examined, he absolving Mr. Murphy from that Secrecy which he seemed to think himself bound in Duty to preserve; at the same Time declaring, that he should consider it as unjust if Mr. Murphy, who had appeared as Counsel in the Business for Mr. Baillie, was not examined, Mr. Butler his Lordship's Solicitor having been so.

Then Captain Baillie was called in, and gave his Consent to Mr. Murphy's being examined.

Then Mr. Murphy was heard to observe upon what had passed.

He was directed to withdraw.

After short Debate,

Mr. Murphy was again called in and sworn.

Then the House was again adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had made a Progress in the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital."

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Friday next, to take into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

A Witness to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. John Crichlo Turner, one of the Stewards of the Derwentwater Estate, do attend this House on Friday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 5o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales, quam temporales, præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Clifford Chambers Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Clifford Chambers, in the County of Gloucester," 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."

Kingswood Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Common or Waste Ground called Kingswood, which lies in the Parish of Stapleton, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Iron Acton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting, certain Commonable and Waste Lands called Acton Common, Marlepit Common and Cock Shute, within the Parish of Iron Acton, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Leire 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 of Leire, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Burton upon Trent Paving Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing and lighting the Town and Borough of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford; and for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein," 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."

Mrs. Dumergue's Petition for further Provision.

Upon reading the Petition of Ann Catherine Dumergue Wife of Charles François Dumergue, of the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire; setting forth, "That the Petitioner is informed, that a Bill is now depending before their Lordships, for dissolving the Marriage of the said Charles François Dumergue with the Petitioner; that the Petitioner finds by the said Bill there is a Clause requiring the said Charles François Dumergue to pay to the Petitioner the small annual Sum of Fifty Pounds, and that there are other Clauses in the said Bill absolutely depriving the Petitioner of all other Right and Claim whatsoever, in, to, or out of any Estates or Property of the said Charles François Dumergue; that the Petititoner hath been a long while and is at present afflicted with an asthmatic Disorder, and incapable of living in any Degree of Comfort on so small an Allowance as Fifty Pounds per Annum;" and therefore praying their Lordships "will take her distressed Situation into Consideration, and to cause such Addition to be made by the said Bill to the said intended Provision of Fifty Pounds per Annum, as in their Lordships Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Messages from H. C. to return Tempelt's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees and their Heirs, the Settled Estate of John Tempest Esquire, situate in the County of Kent, in Trust to sell the same; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Delme's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise divers Copyhold and Customary Lands and Tenements within the several Manors or Lordships of Titchfield, Lee Marks and Mirabell, Crofton and Newland, in the County of Southampton; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kislinglury Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Milton, &c. 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 Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Milton otherwise Middleton, Malsor and Collingtree otherwise Collingtrough, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wanborough Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Manor and Parish of Wanborough, in the County of Wilts; "to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lancaster Duchy of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster, to sell and dispose of certain Fee Farm Rents, and other Rents; and to enfranchise Copyhold and Customary Tenements within their Survey, and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last-mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Nicoll's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates of the late John Nicoll of Bolton, in the County of York, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned

had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto:"

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

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

Worcester Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees for putting in Execution an Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for building a Bridge at Worcester over the River Severn, and for opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge, to finish and compleat the said Bridge, and to carry the Purposes of the said Act into Execution."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abingdon.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Harcourt.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L.Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.

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

Market Raisin Enclosure Bill.

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

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.

King's Consent signined 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."

Elcot Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and other Commonable Lands, within the Tithing of Elcot, in the Parish of Kintbury, in the County of Berks."

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.

Speen Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Speen, in the County of Berks."

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.

Horncastle, &c. Small Deots Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Soake of Horncastle and Wapentakes of Wraggoe and Gartree, (except the Parish of Great Sturton) and within the Wapentakes of Louth Eske, Ludborough and Calceworth, and Parishes of Wrangle, Leake, Leverton, Benington, Butterwick, Freiston and Fishtoft, in the Hundred of Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln."

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.

Mildenhall Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Division and Enclosure of the Common or Open Fields and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Mildenhall, in the County of Wilts, and certain Exchanges of Lands and Estates within the said Parish."

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.

Persehowse's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees named in the Will of Richard Persehowse, late of Reynold's Hall, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, deceased, to borrow and take up at Interest, on Mortgage of the Freehold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding the Sum of Three thousand three hundred Pounds, to be applied in or towards the Purchase of the Copyhold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Leeds:

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

Amcotts Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, Moors and Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Amcotts, in the Parish of Althorpe, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashover Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dean Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Hamlet of Dean, in the Parish of Spelsbury, in the County of Oxford."

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 Three preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Scotch Exchequer Terms Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering the Times of holding the Martinmas and Candlemas Terms, in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Diffenters Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers and School. masters;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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 Tuesday next; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 6o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return Bierton and Hulcot Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Grenville, and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, within the Parishes and Liberties of Bierton and Hulcot, in the County of Bucks;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Kirkby in Kendal Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Heron Syke, which divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland, to the Town of Kirkby in Kendal, and from the said Town of Kirkby in Kendal, through the Town of Shapp to Emont Bridge, in the said County of Westmoreland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Tuesday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander Gray Writer to the Signet is Appellant, and Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company, and George Home Writer to the Signet, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Bromfeild's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Bromfeild with Ann Broom his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Thursday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Dumergue's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles François Dumergue with Ann Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes," which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Thursday next; and the Lords summoned.

Parish Poor Children Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for the keeping of regular, uniform, and annual Registers of all Parish Poor Infants under a certain Age, within the Bills of Mortality;" and also, an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Regulating of the Parish Poor Children of the several Parishes therein mentioned, within the Bills of Mortality, and to extend the same to the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex:"

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

Sewell's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Bailey Heath Sewell, Esquire, with the Right Honourable Lady Elizabeth Birmingham his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same, and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Mansfield appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing against it:

Thomas Clark was called in order to prove Service of the Order for the said Second Reading; and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he served Lady Elizabeth Sewell personally at her Lodgings in Wood Street, Westminster, on the 6th of March last, with the Order of this House for the Second Reading of the Bill, and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time:

And Mr. Mansfield was heard in support of the Bill; and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called the Reverend Mr. Fountain; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he married Mr. Sewell and Lady Elizabeth Birmingham on the 17th of January 1774, at Mr. Sewell's House in Albemarle Street, by a Special Licence;" being asked, "Where the Special Licence was?" said, "He delivered it as is usual to the Clerk of the Parish."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Thomas Clark was again called in, and produced an Office Copy of the Judgement for £500 obtained, in the Court of King's Bench in Michaelmas Term 1778, against the Earl of Tyrconnel, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Criminal Conversation with the said Lady Elizabeth Sewell; being asked "If the said Damages were paid?" said, "Yes, in Five Days after obtaining the said Judgement."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence of Divorce against the said Lady Elizabeth Sewell for Adultery; being asked, "If Lady Elizabeth Sewell appeared by her Proctor?" said, "Yes, but gave in no Allegations; and that the Sentence was pronounced in Hilary Term last."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the Evidence given by Elizabeth Clarke on the 30th of March last, at the Bar of this House, was read by the Clerk.

Then John Clarke was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That he lived as Servant with Mr. Sewell and Lady Elizabeth Sewell at Stanmore; that they had Two Children, a Son named Thomas, and a Daughter named Elizabeth; that he went to live with them in May about Two Years ago; that he left them on the Queen's Birth Day last Year; that after he left them, he was occasionally at the House every Day, his Wife living Servant in the Family; that Mr. Sewell left England about Two Years ago, and returned about Eight Months after; that Lady Elizabeth Sewell went from Stanmore to Saint James's Place, where she had Lodgings at Five Guineas a Week; that she then took a House there at Five Guineas a Week; that she and Lord Tyrconnel used frequently to go out together, sometimes on Horseback, and sometimes in a Phaeton; that Lord Tyrconnel used to come to see her frequently in an Evening; that Lord Tyrconnel, on the 23d and 24th of June 1778, went out, and Lady Elizabeth went after him; that he followed his Lordship, in order to watch them; that he saw him go into the Bagnio in Leicester Fields, and then come out and walk round the Square, went and bought some Fruit at Wilkie's, and then handed her Ladyship out of an Hackney Coach, and took her into the Bagnio; that he saw them go to the same Bagnio the next Evening; that her Ladyship had no Servant with her; that he saw her Ladyship and Lord Tyrconnel together on the 5th of July last, between Eleven and Twelve o'Clock at Night, in the Drawing Room, from a Closet, in the Wainscoat of which he had cut a large Hole, and cut a Slit in the Paper, so that by pushing it open, he could see all that passed; that he cut this Hole, and placed himself there, at Mr. Sewell's Desire." Being asked, "Where Mr. Sewell then was?" said, "In the King's Bench." Being asked, "If he knew when Mr. Sewell returned to England?" said, He did not, as Lady Elizabeth kept his Return a Secret; that the Letters she received from Mr. Sewell, she told the Servants were from some other Person; that Mr. Sewell, and Mr. R. Sewell, had seen Lady Elizabeth and Lord Tyrconnel go into the Bagnio, and tried to get a Constable to break into the Room they were in, but not being able to get one Time enough, Mr. Sewell adopted the Plan of his, the Witness, being put into the Closet, in order to detect them; that it was unknown to Lady Sewell that there was such a Closet in the House; that on the said 5th of July last, between Eleven and Twelve o'Clock, being in this Closet, he saw Lord Tyrconnel put his Hand up Lady Elizabeth Sewell's Petticoats, and behave in a very indecent Manner; that his Lordship pressed her to go out, but where, he the Witness, did not hear; that upon her Ladyship's declining to go out, his Lordship placed her against a Card Table, and had Carnal Knowledge of her, which he, upon his Oath, plainly saw; that about Three Weeks before this, he saw Mr. Sewell at No. 1. in Throgmorton Street, who was there by a Rule of the Day; that he then told Mr. Sewell what had then passed between Lord Tyrconnel and Lady Elizabeth." Being asked, "If he knew Mr. Sewell's Hand Writing?" said, "Yes, and that he had seen several Letters from him to Lady Elizabeth before the 5th of July last lying in the Parlour, but that he did not read any of them, nor did he know the Reason of their corresponding; that Mr. Sewell hired him, and that he left Lady Elizabeth about Six Weeks after Mr. Sewell went out of England; that he, the Witness, having told the Person who lived at No. 1. in Throgmorton Street, of the Familiarities between Lord Tyrconnel and Lady Elizabeth Sewell, he told it to Mr. Sewell, who sent for him, the Witness, to Throgmorton Street, when he told Mr. Sewell all that he had seen; that all the Servants in Lady Elizabeth's House knew he had made the Hole in the Closet; that he had concerted the doing of it with them; that they, thinking she was a bad Woman, and having a great Regard for Mr. Sewell, who they thought was much injured by her, kept it secret; that he can't tell by whom the other Servants were hired."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Lewis was called in; and, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That he lived as Servant with Lady Elizabeth Sewell; that during the Time he lived with her, he never saw Mr. Sewell; that he has seen Lord Tyrconnel at Lady Elizabeth's House in St. James's Place frequently; that his Lordship often breakfasted, dined, and drank Tea with her; that he often came to see her after he had been at Ranelagh, and staid till Two or Three o'Clock in the Morning; that he used to go out from Lady Elizabeth's House in an Evening, and that her Ladyship used to go out after him, telling him, the Witness, who used always to go out with her when she went out in a Coach, that she did not want him, and that he might stay at Home; that on Sunday the 5th of July last, he knew that John Clarke was placed in the Closet to watch Lord Tyrconnel and Lady Elizabeth, and that it was known to all the Servants; that he has frequently observed improper Familiarities between Lord Tyrconnel and Lady Elizabeth; that he has seen his Lordship kiss her, and put his Hand on her Thigh." He then gave the same Account as John Clarke respecting the preparing the Closet, and its being known to all the Servants; that he did not know any Thing of Mr. Sewell; and that he at present lives with Mr. Hans Stanley.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Charles Craggs was called in; and, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That Mr. Sewell returned to England sometime in April 1778; that he lodged in the Verge of the Court, near the Admiralty; that about a Fortnight after, he surrendered himself, and went into the King's Bench; that Mr. Sewell went abroad in September 1777; that Mr. Sewell did not go to Lady Elizabeth's for fear of his Creditors; that Lady Elizabeth came to see Mr. Sewell at his Lodgings, and when he was in Prison, but not after the 5th of July last; that he never saw her after."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then James Fidler was called in; and, being sworn, he proved a Settlement executed by Mr. Sewell and Lady Elizabeth, on the 23d February 1779.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Matthew Duane Esquire was called in; and, being sworn, proved the First Settlement dated 15th June 1776.

He was directed to withdraw.

The said Two Settlements were delivered in at the Bar.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 7o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus.Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Eden's Charity Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of certain Estates, situate in the Parishes of Saint Mary Redcliffe and Saint Thomas, or one of them, in the City of Bristol, given by Thomas Eden the Elder, late of Broadmarston, in the Parish of Pebworth, in the County of Gloucester, Gentleman, for charitable Uses, to grant Building Leases thereof," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

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

Ruthin Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the Town of Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge, in the County of Flint; and from the Town of Mold to Northop, Holywell and Rhuddlan, in the same County, and from thence to the Ferry House, opposite the Town of Conway, in the County of Carnarvon; and from Ruthin to the said Town of Mold," as relates to the District of Road from the Town of Ruthin, in the County of Denbigh, to the Town of Mold, in the County of Flint;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

D. Buccleugh et al. for Leave to present Judges Report:

Upon reading the Petition of the most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh his Wife, the most Noble George Duke of Montagu, and the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu, and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, setting forth, "That the Petitioners preferred their Petition to their Lordships on the 22d of March last, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, and the same was referred to Two Judges; that previous to preferring the said Petition, a Draft of the Bill was laid before Daniel Macnamara Esquire for his Perusal, on Behalf of Lord and Lady Beaulieu, who relied wholly upon his Advice and Assistance; that the said Daniel Macnamara was by Illness prevented from settling the said Bill, so as to enable the Petitioners to obtain the Report of the Judges thereon, before the Time limited for receiving Reports was expired;" and therefore praying their Lordships, for the Reason aforesaid, "That Leave may be given to bring in the said Bill, notwithstanding the Time limited by their Lordship's Order for receiving Reports on Private Bills is expired:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to present their said Report from the Judges, as desired.

Leave for a Bill:

Accordingly, After reading and considering the Report from the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Son, 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 confirming and carrying into Execution, an Award touching certain Questions and Disputes between the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, and the most Noble George Duke of Montagu, Henry Duke of Buccleugh and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh his Wife, and the Right Honourable Charles William, eldest Son of the said Duke and Dutchess of Buccleugh, commonly called Earl of Dalkeith."

Horncastle, &c. 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 Soake of Horncastle and Wapentakes of Wraggoe and Gartree, (except the Parish of Great Sturton), and within the Wapentakes of Louth Eske, Ludborough, and Calceworth, and Parishes of Wrangle, Leake, Leverton, Benington, Butterwick, Freiston and Fishtost, in the Hundred of Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Worcester Bridge Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees for putting in Execution an Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for building a Bridge at Worcester over the River Severn, and for opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge, to finish and complete the said Bridge, and to carry the Purposes of the said Act into Execution," was committed.

Titten for Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reducing into One Act of Parliament the several Laws now in force, for repairing the Road leading from the Town or Village of Tittensor, to the most Northern Part of Talk on the Hill, in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford; and for repairing the Road from Darlastone Bridge over Tittensor Heath, through the Town or Village of Tittensor aforesaid," was committed.

Mildenhall Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Division and Enclosure of the Common or Open Fields and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Mildenhall, in the County of Wilts, and certain Exchanges of Lands and Estates with the said Parish," 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."

Speen Enclosure Bill.

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

Oulton Heath Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Waste Ground called Oulton Heath, in the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford," was committed.

Market Raisin Enclosure Bill.

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

Elcot Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and other Commonable Lands, within the Tithing of Elcot, in the Parish of Kintbury, in the County of Berks," was committed.

Nicoll's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates of the late John Nicoll of Bolton, in the County of York, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Leeds:

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

Kilburn Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Kilburn Bridge, in the County of Middlesex, to Sparrow's Horne, in the County of Hertford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Idbury Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable and Waste Lands of Idbury, Bowld and Foscott, within the Manor and Parish of Idbury, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, during his Life, and after his Death, the Guardian or Guardians of his Issue Male by the Honourable Frances Bowater his Wife, during their respective Insancies, to grant Building Leases of his Settled Estates at Woolwich and Charlton, in the County of Kent;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Scotch Exchequer Terms Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering the Times of holding the Martinmas and Candlemas Terms, in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Iron Acton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting, certain Commonable and Waste Lands called Acton Common, Marlepit Common and Cock Shute, within the Parish of Iron Acton, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Burton upon Trent Paving &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing and lighting the Town and Borough of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford; and for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leire Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields of Leire, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingswood Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Common or Waste Ground called Kingswood, which lies in the Parish of Stapleton, in the County of Glaucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Clifford Chambers Enclosure Bill:

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

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, 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.

Starch Duties Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Kirkby in Kendal Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Heron Syke, which divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland, to the Town of Kirkby in Kendal, and from the said Town of Kirkby in Kendal, through the Town of Shapp to Emont Bridge, in the said County of Westmoreland."

Kislingbury Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Kislingbury, in the County of Northampton."

Wanborough Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Manor and Parish of Wanborough, in the County of Wilts."

Milton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Milton otherwise Middleton, Malsor and Collingtree otherwise Collingtrough, in the Country of Northampton."

Kibworth Beauchamp Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and Common Pastures, lying and being within the Manors, Lordships or Liberties of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeeton Westerby, in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp, in the County of Leicester."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Bolton.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Bristol.
E. Effingham.
E. Harcourt.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mansfield.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Craven.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Ducie.
L. Camden.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.

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

Little Bowden Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, of and within the Manor, Lordship or Liberties of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton."

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

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

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry proceeded in:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital, and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Attendance of several Persons:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed, in order to swear Philip Stephens Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons.

Mr. Stephens was called in and sworn.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and again put into a Committee.

After some Time, the House was resumed, in order to swear Sir William James Baronet, a Member of the House of Commons.

Sir William James Baronet, was called in and sworn.

Then the House was again adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had made a Progress in the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital."

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Monday next, to take into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Boxby to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. Boxby, Under Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital, do attend this House on Monday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 10o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Gray against Douglas et al:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Gray, Writer to the Signet; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 30th of July, 10th of August, and 26th of November 1778; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 14th of January 1779; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied, in so far as they are prejudicial to the Interest of the Petitioner, 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 Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company, and George Home Writer to the Signet, put into 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.

Sir M. Burrell Leave to attend.

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

To acquaint this House, "That they do give Leave to Sir Merrick Burrell Baronet, a Member of that House, to attend their Lordships, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon an Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital, as is desired, if he thinks fit.

Message from H. C. to return Sir C. Style's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardians of Sir Charles Style Baronet, an Infant, to grant Leases of his Freehold Estates in Middlesex, during his Minority; and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bristol Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing several Roads round the City of Bristol;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Little Bowden Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, of and within the Manor, Lordship or Liberties of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Kibworth Beauchamp Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and Common Pastures, lying and being within the Manors, Lordships or Liberties of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeelon Westerby, in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Lancaster Duchy Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster, to sell and dispose of certain Fee Farm Rents and other Rents, and to enfranchise Copyhold and Customary Tenements within their Survey, and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy."

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 Thursday next.

King's Consent to it.

The Earl of Clarendon 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."

Eden's Charity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of certain Estates situate in the Parishes of Saint Mary Redcliffe and Saint Thomas, or one of them, in the City of Bristol, given by Thomas Eden the Elder, late of Broadmarston, in the Parish of Pebworth, in the County of Gloucester, Gentleman, for Charitable Uses, to grant Building Leases thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

D. Buccleugh's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution, an Award touching certain Questions and Disputes between the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, and the most Noble George Duke of Montagu, Henry Duke of Buccleugh and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh his Wife, and the Right Honourable Charles William, Eldest Son of the said Duke and Dutchess of Buccleugh, commonly called Earl of Dalkeith."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Brownlow.

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

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry proceeded in.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital, and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Attendance of several Persons:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed, in order to swear Mr. Boxby.

Who being sworn,

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had made a Progress in the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital."

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Thursday next, to take into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Sealy's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Sealy with Ann Woodroffe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Dumergue's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles François Dumergue with Ann Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes," which stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off to the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Whitsuntide, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Bromfeild's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Bromfeild with Ann Broom his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off to the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Whitsuntide, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Sewell's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Bailey Heath Sewell Esquire, with the Right Honourable Lady Elizabeth Birmingham, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet is Appellant, and Patrick Honeyman of Gramsay, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Kissingbury Enclosure Bill.

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

Wanborough Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Manor and Parish of Wanborough, in the County of Wilts."

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.

Starch Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch."

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 Wednesday next.

Milton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Milton otherwise Middleton, Malsor and Collingtree otherwise Collingtrough, 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 Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ruthin Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the Town of Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge, in the County of Flint; and from the Town of Mold to Northop, Holywell and Rhuddlan, in the same County; and from thence to the Ferry House opposite the Town of Conway, in the County of Carnarvon; and from Ruthin to the said Town of Mold," as relates to the District of Road from the Town of Ruthin, in the County of Denbigh, to the Town of Mold, in the County of Flint."

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.

Idbury Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable and Waste Lands of Idbury, Bowld and Foscott, within the Manor and Parish of Idbury, in the County 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 on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Kirkby in Kendal Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Heron Syke, which divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland, to the Town of Kirkby in Kendal; and from the said Town of Kirkby in Kendal, through the Town of Shapp to Emont Bridge, in the said County of Westmoreland."

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, undecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.