House of Lords Journal Volume 36
March 1780 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: March 1780 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 77-84. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116660 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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March 1780 21-31

DIE Martis, 21o Martii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

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 Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord President 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 raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery." "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters." " An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore." "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels." "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of Henry the Seventh, or of any other Acts which prohibit the exporting, carrying or conveying Coin out of this Realm into Ireland; and so much of certain Acts made in Great Britain, which prohibit the Importation of Foreign Hops into Ireland, and which take off the Drawback upon Hops exported from Great Britain to Ireland; and to allow the Importation into, and Exportation from Ireland, of such Goods as may be imported into, or exported from Great Britain, by the Merchants of England trading to the Levant Seas." "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty." "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from the East Indies, and for the more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under Foreign Commissions; to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America; to the permitting the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies." "An Act to remove certain Difficulties relative to Voters at County Elections." "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped or sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh, for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty- first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Simond's Hall Down, and other Roads in the said Act mentioned, so far as the same relates to the Road from the Market House in Tetbury to the Turnpike Road on Minchinhampton Common; and from the said Road in Minchinhampton Field unto the Turnpike Road from Cirencester to Stroud, near Burnt Ash; and from the said Turnpike Road to Tayloe's Mill Pond, in Chalford Bottom, and through Hide to the Bottom of the Bourn Hill, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from Warwick to Paddle Brook, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, in the Counties of Warwick and Worcester; and for repealing the Laws now in force relating to the said Roads." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chappel Bar, near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to New Haven, and from the Four Lane Ends, near Oakerthorpe, to Ashborne, and from the Cross Post on Wirksworth Moor, to join the Road leading from Chesterfield to Chapel-en-le-Frith, at or near Longston, in the Town of Derby; and from Selston to Annesley Woodhouse, in the County of Nottingham." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Grantham in the County of Lincoln, through Bottesford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge ; and from Chappel Bar, near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Saint Mary's Bridge, in the Town of Derby; and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry,") as relates to the Road leading from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to Saint Mary's Bridge, in the Town of Derby; and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry," "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the Town of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Pleasley, Glapwell, Heath and Normenton, and the Liberty of Hasland, to the Turnpike Road, leading from the Town of Derby to the Town of Chesterfield, in the County of Derby." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, " An Act to continue, amend and make effectual, an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the North West Parts of the County of Lincoln, through Nettlam Fields, Wragby Lane and Baumber Fields, to the Wolds or North East Part of the said County;" and also for repairing and widening the Roads from the Well in East Gate in the City of Lincoln, and from the North West End of Horncastle, and from the Guide Post at the East End of Hainton, through Barkwith, to the Roads directed to be repaired by the said Act." " An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Hand and Post in Upton Field, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford, through the several Parishes within mentioned, to a Place in the Parish of Preston, in the County of Gloucester, called Dancy's Fancy." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Bridgeford Lane, in the County of Nottingham, to and through several Towns and Places in the Counties of Nottingham, Leicester and Rutland, and through Rockingham to the Bowling Green at Kettering, in the County of Northampton." "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act passed in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and for several other Purposes in the said first-mentioned Act contained, as gives Power to erect or remove Turnpikes or Toll-Gates, so far as relates to erecting or continuing any Turnpike or Toll-Gate in Gray's Inn Lane, or between the said Lane and the New Road leading from Islington to Paddington." "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Gosport, in the County of Southampton, through Fareham and Wickham, to the Town of Bishop's Waltham; and from Wickham aforesaid through Droxford, Exton, Warnford, Westmeon and Rumsdean Bottom, to Chawton Pond, in the Parish of Chawton, in the said County." "An Act to continue, enlarge and render more effectual, the Term and Powers in Three several Acts, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the first, and in the Eighteenth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Birmingham through Warwick to Warmington, and from Birmingham through Stratford upon Avon to Edgehill, in the County of Warwick, so far as the same relate to the Road from Birmingham, through Warwick to Warmington aforesaid, and so on to the utmost Limits of the said County, on Edgehill aforesaid." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the First and Second Years of His present Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Fisherton Bridge to the Turnpike Road at Willoughby Hedge in West Knoyle, and from Wilton Bridge to the Turnpike Road at the West End of Heytesbury; and also the Road from the Turnpike Road at the Top of Red Hone Hill, in the Parish of Urshfont, to the Mile Stone at the Western End of Fisherton Street, in the County of Wilts." "An Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street, in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glyndbridge; and from thence through Firle Street under the Hill to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex." "An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for building a new Parish Church and declaring the present Parish Church a Chapel; for making a Cœmetery or Church Yard, and for building an House for the Use of the Minister of the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the County of Middlesex," as empowers the Vestrymen of the said Parish to build a Church upon a certain Parcel of Ground, in the said Parish, belonging to Henry William Portman Esquire, heretofore Parcel of a certain Close called The Fifteen Acres." "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Tiltup's Inn, in the Parish of Horsley, to join the Turnpike Road leading from Cirencester to Dudbridge, at or near Dudbridge, in the Parish of Rodborough; and from the Bridge at Nailsworth, in the Parish of Avening to Minchinhampton Common; and several other Roads therein mentioned, all in the County of Gloucester." An Act for reviving and continuing the Term, and varying some of the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the-Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from the Borough of Ripon by Ingram Bank, to the Town of Pateley Bridge, in the County of York;" and for making Compensation to the Trustees and Mortgagees under Two Acts, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of York." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Twenty-sixth of His late Majesty, and the Fifth of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Road from Steen Bow Bridge, to the Turnpike Road leading from Glastonbury to Piper's Inn, and from Chilkwell to Glastonbury, and from Shepton Mallet to a Place called The White Post, in the Turnpike Road leading from Bath to Wells, in the said County." "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the End of the Exeter Turnpike Road on the West Side of Lord Clifford's Park Gate to Biddaford; and also several Roads leading from Bridgetown Pomeroy, and from Teign Bridge, in the County of Devon; and for repealing Two Acts of the Thirty-second of His late Majesty and the Second of His present Majesty, made for repairing the said Roads." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for amending the Road from Sacred Gate, in the Parish of Thorngumbald, to Pattrington Creek or Haven, and from the Guide Post in Winestead to Frodingham Gate, in or near Widow Branton's Farm, in the County of York; and for scouring and cleansing the said Creek or Haven." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Roads from the South West End of Netherbridge, in the County of Westmorland, by Sizerghfellside, to Leven's Bridge; and from thence through the Town of Millthrop to Dixes; and from the Town of Millthrop aforesaid to Hangbridge, and from thence to join the Heron Syke Turnpike Road at the Guide Post near Clawthrop Hall, in the County aforesaid." "An Act for repealing Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Trent Bridge, in the County of the Town of Nottingham, through Costock, otherwise Cortling stock Lane, to Cotes Bridge, in the County of Leicester; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road." An Act for enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Parish and Liberties of Barham, in the County of Huntingdon." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Staveley, in the County of Derby." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Brecks, Commons and Wastes, within the Parish of Heacham, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Shack Meadows, and also certain Commons, Severals and Wastes, within the Parish of Tottenhill with West Briggs, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Legburn, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manors of Kighley, Thwaites and Newsholme, in the Parish of Kighley, and County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Matlock, in the County of Derby." "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Charlton, in the County of Wilts." "An Act for dividing and enclosing all and every the Commons, Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Heaton, in the Parish of Bradford, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing, allotting and exchanging the Lands in the Common Fields and Common Pastures, and other Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Salperton, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for naturalizing Charles Henry Cazenove and David Duval." "An Act for naturalizing Bartholomew Huber." 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 for as much 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 Well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, 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 Henry Earl Bathurst, 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, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Master of Our Horse; 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; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty ; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Stormont, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, 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 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 where of, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentieth Day of March, in the Twentieth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

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."

Then the Clerk Assistant having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

"1. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

2. "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

3. "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

4. "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to ferve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels."

5. "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of Henry the Seventh, or of any other Acts which prohibit the exporting, carrying or conveying Coin out of this Realm into Ireland; and so much of certain Acts made in Great Britain, which prohibit the Importation of Foreign Hops into Ireland, and which take off the Drawback upon Hops exported from Great Britain to Ireland; and to allow the Importation into, and Exportation from Ireland, of such Goods as may be imported into, or exported from Great Britain, by the Merchants of England trading to the Levant Seas."

6. "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and Eighty."

7. "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from the East Indies, and for the more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under Foreign Commissions; to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America; to the permitting the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies."

8. "An Act to remove certain Difficulties relative to Voters at County Elections."

9. "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped or sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh, for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

10. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Simond's Hall Down, and other Roads in the said Act mentioned, so far as the same relates to the Road from the Market House in Tetbury, to the Turnpike Road on Minchinhampton Common; and from the said Road in Minchinhampton Field, unto the Turnpike Road from Cirencester to Stroud near Burnt Ash; and from the said Turnpike Road to Tayloe's Mill Pond, in Chalford Bottom; and through Hide to the Bottom of the Bourn Hill, in the County of Gloucester."

11. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from Warwick to Paddle Brook, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, in the Counties of Warwick and Worcester; and for repealing the Laws now in Force relating to the said Roads."

12. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to New Haven, and from the four Lane Ends near Oakerthorpe, to Ashborne, and from the Cross Post on Wirksworth Moor, to join the Road leading from Chesterfield to Chapel-en-le-Frith, at or near Longston, in the County of Derby, and from Selston to Annesley Woodhouse, in the County of Nottingham."

13. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second (intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, through Bottesford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge; and from Chappel Bar, near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to Saint Mary's Bridge, in the Town of Derby; and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton, to Sawley Ferry,") as relates to the Road leading from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to Saint Mary's Bridge, in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry."

14. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the Town of Mansfield, in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Pleasley, Glapwell, Heath and Normenton, and the Liberty of Hasland, to the Turnpike Road leading from the Town of Derby to the Town of Chesterfield, in the County of Derby."

15. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Power of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to continue, amend and make effectual, an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, " An Act for repairing the Roads from the North West Parts of the County of Lincoln through Nettlam Fields, Wragby Lane and Baumber Fields, to the Wolds or North East Part of the said County;" and also for repairing and widening the Roads from the Well in East Gate in the City of Lincoln, and from the North West End of Horncastle, and from the Guide Post at the East End of Hainton, through Barkwith, to the Roads directed to be repaired by the said Act."

16. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Hand and Post in Upton Field, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford, through the several Parishes within mentioned, to a Place in the Parish of Preston, in the County of Gloucester, called Dancy's Fancy."

17. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Bridgeford Lane, in the County of Nottingham, to and through several Towns and Places in the Counties of Nottingham, Leicester and Rutland, and through Rockingham, to the Bowling Green at Kettering, in the County of Northampton."

18. "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act, passed in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and for several other Purposes in the said first-mentioned Act contained, as gives Power to erect or remove Turnpikes or Toll-Gates, so far as relates to erecting or continuing any Turnpike or Toll-Gate in Gray's Inn Lane, or between the said Lane and the New Road leading from Islington to Paddington."

19. "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Gosport, in the County of Southampton, through Fareham and Wickham, to the Town of Bishop's Waltham; and from Wickham aforesaid, through Droxford, Exton, Warnford, Westmoon and Rumsdean Bottom to Chawton Pond, in the Parish of Chawton, in the said County."

20. "An Act to continue, enlarge and render more effectual, the Term and Powers in Three several Acts, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Eighteenth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Birmingham through Warwick, to Warmington, and from Birmingham through Stratford upon Avon to Edgehill, in the County of Warwick, so far as the same relate to the Road from Birmingham through Warwick to Warmington aforesaid, and so on to the utmost Limits of the said County on Edgehill aforesaid."

21. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the First and Second Years of His present Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Fisherton Bridge to the Turnpike Road at Willoughby Hedge, in West Knoyle; and from Wilton Bridge to the Turnpike Road at the West End of Heytesbury; and also the Road from the Turnpike Road at the Top of Red Hone Hill, in the Parish of Urshfont, to the Mile Stone at the Western End of Fisherton Street, in the County of Wilts."

22. "An Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street, in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glyndbridge; and from thence through Firle Street under the Hill to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex."

23. "An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for building a new Parish Church, and declaring the present Parish Church a Chapel; for making a Cœmetery or Church Yard, and for building an House for the Use of the Minister of the Parish of Saint Mary-le bone, in the County of Middlesex," as empowers the Vestrymen of the said Parish to build a Church upon a certain Parcel of Ground in the said Parish, belonging to Henry William Portman Esquire, heretofore Parcel of a certain Close called The Fifteen Acres."

24. "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Tiltup's Inn, in the Parish of Horsley, to join the Turnpike Road leading from Cirencester to Dudbridge, at or near Dudbridge, in the Parish of Rodborough; and from the Bridge at Nailsworth, in the Parish of avening to Minchinhampton Common; and several other Roads therein mentioned, all in the County of Gloucester."

25. "An Act for reviving and continuing the Term, and varying some of the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from the Borough of Ripon by Ingram Bank, to the Town of Pateley Bridge, in the County of York;" and for making Compensation to the Trustees and Mortgagees, under Two Acts made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of York."

26. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, of the Twenty-sixth of His late Majesty, and the Fifth of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Road from Steen Bow Bridge, to the Turnpike Road leading from Glastonbury to Piper's Inn, and from Chilkwell to Glastonbury, and from Shepton Mallet to a Place called The White Post, in the Turnpike Road leading from Bath to Wells, in the said County."

27. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the End of the Exeter Turnpike Road on the West Side of Lord Clifford's Park Gate to Biddaford, and also several Roads leading from Bridgetown Pomeroy, and from Teign Bridge, in the County of Devon; and for repealing Two Acts, of the Thirty-second of His late Majesty, and the Second of His present Majesty, made for repairing the said Roads."

28. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from Sacred Gate in the Parish of Thorngumbald to Pattrington Creek or Haven, and from the Guide Post in Winestead to Frodingham Gate, in or near Widow Branton's Farm, in the County of York; and for scouring and cleansing the said Creek or Haven."

29. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Roads from the South Weft End of Netherbridge, in the County of Westmorland, by Sizerghfellside to Leven's Bridge, and from thence through the Town of Millthrop to Dixes; and from the Town of Millthrop aforesaid to Hangbridge, and from thence to join the Heron Syke Turnpike Road, at the Guide Post near Clawthrop Hall, in the County aforesaid."

30. "An Act for repealing Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Trent Bridge, in the County of the Town of Nottingham, through Costock otherwise Cortlingstock Lane, to Cotes Bridge, in the County of Leicester; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

31. "An Act for enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Parish and Liberties of Barham, in the County of Huntingdon."

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

33. "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Brecks, Commons and Wastes, within the Parish of Heacham, in the County of Norfolk."

34. " An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Shack Meadows, and also certain Commons, Severals and Wastes, within the Parish of Tottenhill with West Briggs, in the County of Norfolk."

35. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Legburn, in the County of Lincoln."

36. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manors of Kighley, Thwaites and Newsholme, in the Parish of Kighley and County of York."

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

38. "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Charlton, in the County of Wilts."

39. "An Act for dividing and enclosing all and every the Commons, Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Heaton, in the Parish of Bradford, in the West Riding of the County of York."

40. "An Act for dividing, allotting and exchanging the Lands in the Common Fields and Common Pastures, and other Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Salperton, in the County of Gloucester."

41. " An Act for naturalizing Charles Henry Cazenove and David Duval."

42. "An Act for naturalizing Bartholomew Huber."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

York Building Co. against Ferguson:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of The Governor and Company of Undertakers, for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, and their Creditors; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 3d of March 1779; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, and that an Interlocutor of the said Lords of the 1st of July 1778, might be affirmed, or that the Appellants 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 James Ferguson of Pitfour, Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor of the 3d of March 1779, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby Reversed; and that the said Interlocutor of the 1st of July 1778, be, and the same is hereby Affirmed.

Maidstone Poor Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for the better Government and Regulation of the Poor in the Town and Parish of Maidstone, in the County of Kent," 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 Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for better supplying the City of Worcester, and the Liberties thereof with Water; and for the better paving and lighting the said City, and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein," was committed.

Macclesfield 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 Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Cross at Brokencross in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Buxton, in the County of Derby ; and for making and keeping in Repair certain Branches of Road, to communicate with the said Macclesfield Road," was committed.

Stockbridge, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton to the City of Winchester; and from the said City through Bellmour Lane, to the Top of Stephen's Castle Down, near the Town of Bishop's Waltham, in the said County; and from the said City of Winchester, through Otterborne to Bargate, in the Town and County of the Town of Southampton," was committed.

East Farndon Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also 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 other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of East Farndon, 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."

Tiffield 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, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor and Parish of Tiffield, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Grendon 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, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish and Liberties of Grendon, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Thornton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Commons, Carrs and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Manor of Thornton, in the North Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Godin to take the Name of Bigot, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Bigot Esquire, an Infant (lately called James Godin) and the Heirs Male of His Body, and all other Persons who shall become entitled to the Estates late of Peter Bigot Esquire, deceased, under the Limitations contained in his Will, to take and use the Surname of Bigot, pursuant to his said Will," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Kirkcudbright Statute Labour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for converting into Money the Statute Labour in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, for the Purpose of repairing the Highways, Bridges and Ferries, within the said Stewartry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

L. Walpole et al Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Lord Walpole and Thomas William Coke 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 for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Walpole, and Thomas William Coke Esquire, of divers Lands in the County of Norfolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of the said Horatio Lord Walpole, and devised by the Will of Thomas Earl of Leicester deceased; and for settling the Lands given in Exchange to each Party, to such and the same Uses, as the Lands for which the same are exchanged, stood settled and limited."

Locheé for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Lewis Locheé, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Lewis Locheé."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Salthouse, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing all Rights of Sheepwalk, Common and Shackage, in and over the Common Fields and Half Year Lands, lying within the Parishes of Salthouse and Kelling, in the County of Norfolk; and for dividing and allotting certain Warrens, Heaths, Commons, Waste Lands and Commonable Grounds, within the said Parishes; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
D. Bolton.
D. Rutland.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Mansfield.
V. Townshend.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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.

Swinford Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Swinford, in the County of Leicester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein George Dun Farmer in Carnderry is Appellant, and Hugh McClure of Brownhill is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the First Cause Day after the Recess at Easter; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Contractors Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Philip Jennings Clerke, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining any Person, being a Member of the House of Commons, from being concerned himself, or any Person in Trust for him, in any Contract made by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, the Commissioners of the Navy, the Board of Ordnance, or by any other Person or Persons, for the public Service, unless the said Contract shall be made at a public Bidding;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Northill and Sandy Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, in the Parishes of Northill and Sandy, in the County of Bedford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 22o Martii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Salthouse, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing all Rights of Sheepwallk, Common and Shackage, in and over the Common Fields and Half Year Lands, lying within the Parishes of Salthouse and Kelling, in the County of Norfolk; and for dividing and allotting certain Warrens, Heaths, Commons, Waste Lands and Commonable Grounds, within the said Parishes; and for other Purposes therein menmentioned," 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."

L. Walpole's Exchange Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Walpole and Thomas William Coke Esquire, of divers Lands in the County of Norfolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of the said Horatio Lord Walpole, and devised by the Will of Thomas Earl of Leicester deceased; and for settling the Lands given in Exchange to each Party, to such and the same Uses, as the Lands for which the same are exchanged, stood settled and limited."

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

Ld. President.
E. Carlisle.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Clarendon.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the Seventh 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.

Godin to take the Name of Bigot, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Bigot Esquire, an Infant (lately called James Godin) and the Heirs Male of his Body, and all other Persons who shall become entitled to the Estates late of Peter Bigot Esquire deceased, under the Limitations contained in his Will, to take and use the Surname of Bigot, pursuant to his said Will."

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. Holford and Mr. Hett:

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

Worcester Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for amending and rendering more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for better supplying the City of Worcester and the Liberties thereof with Water; and for the better paving and lighting the said City, and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stockbridge, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to the City of Winchester; and from the said City through Bellmour Lane to the Top of Stephen's Castle Down, near the Town of Bishop's Waltham, in the said County; and from the said City of Winchester through Otterborne, to Bargate, in the Town and County of the Town of Southampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Maidstone Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Government and Regulation of the Poor in the Town and Parish of Maidstone, in the County of Kent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

East Farndon 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 other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of East Farndon, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Grendon 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 other Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish and Liberties of Grendon, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Macclesfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Cross at Brokencross in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Buxton, in the County of Derby; and for making and keeping in Repair certain Branches of Road to communicate with the said Macclesfield Road."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thornton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Commons, Carrs and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Manor of Thornton, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tiffield 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 other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor and Parish of Tiffield, in the County of Northampton."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Molyneux Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Jane More Molyneux Spinster, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill Read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estates of Thomas More Molyneux Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of such of his Debts and Legacies as now remain unsatisfied."

Northill and Sandy Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, in the Parishes of Northill and Sandy, in the County of Bedford."

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

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

Kirkcudbright Statute Labour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for converting into Money the Statute Labour in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, for the Purpose of repairing the Highways, Bridges and Ferries, within the said Stewartry."

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.

Marshal against Cuningham and Company.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Marshal of the City of Glasgow Merchant; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of January 1780; as also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 17th of February 1780; and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session, of the 1st of March 1780; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 4th of March 1780; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet; and that Messieurs Cunningham, Dougal and Company, of Glasgow, Merchants, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Messieurs Cunningham, Dougal and Company, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 19th Day of April next: And Service of this Order, upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Ross to enter into Recognizance on Marshall's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Alexander Ross of Ironmonger Lane, London, Merchant, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Marshal Merchant, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Navy Manning Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy;" and for making further Provisions for those Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Corn Exportation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain, in Ships, the Property of Persons of any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, septimum diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.