House of Lords Journal Volume 36
April 1781 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: April 1781 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 257-268. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116682 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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April 1781 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 2o Aprilis 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præfes.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Gower.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Earl of Glencairn take the Oaths.

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

Tamworth, &c. Roads Bill:

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair the High Roads from the Borough of Tamworth to Ashby de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester, and from Sawley Ferry in the said County, to a Turnpike Gate at or near the End of Swarcliff Lane, leading to and in the Parish of Ashby-de-la-Zouch aforesaid," was committed: " That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

Hamilton against Roebuck:

Upon reading the Petition of John Hamilton Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Doctor John Roebuck is Respondent; setting forth, That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that he is now advised to submit to the said Interlocutors;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs, as desired.

Hamilton against Boyes:

Upon reading the Petition of John Hamilton Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Boyes is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that he is now advised to submit to the said Interlocutors;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs, as desired.

Hamilton et al. against Monro:

Upon reading the Petition of John Hamilton Esquire, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander Monro is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioners presented their Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that they are now advised to submit to the said Interlocutors;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, without Costs, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, without Costs, as desired.

Hamilton and Campbell against Laurie:

Upon reading the Petition of John Hamilton Esquire, and John Campbell Esquire, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Captain Walter Sloan Laurie is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioners presented their Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that they are now advised to submit to the said Interlocutors;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, without Costs, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, without Costs, as desired.

Bushby against Sir A. Don.

Upon reading the Petition of John Bushby Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir Alexander Don Baronet, is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that he is now advised to submit to the said Interlocutors;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs, as desired.

Bushby against R. Mac Rae:

Upon reading the Petition of John Bushby Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Mac Rae Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that he is now advised to submit to the said Interlocutors;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs, as desired.

Sir J. Stuart against S r J. Scott and others:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Stuart of Allanbank, Baronet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir John Scott of Ancrum, Baronet, and Patrick Kerr of Abbotrule, Esquires, are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that the Petitioner has since been advised to submit to the said Interlocutors;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs; the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs, as desired.

Abp. Canterbury and E. Radnor Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Reverend Father in God Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury and the Right Honourable Jacob Earl of Radnor, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement by and between the most Reverend Father in God Frederick Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Right Honourable Jacob Earl of Radnor, touching the Enfranchisement of the Impropriate Rectory of Folkestone, in the County of Kent, under certain Conditions therein mentioned."

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday next.

Pinnock, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Elizabeth Pinnock, Widow and Relict of Henry Pinnock deceased, for and on Behalf of their Infant Daughter; 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 effectuating the Sale of a Freehold Estate of Ann Pinnock an Infant, at New Windsor, in the County of Berks, pursuant to an Agreement with Thomas Tildesley Gentleman."

E. Radnor Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Jacob Earl of Radnor, 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 several Lands and Hereditaments therein mentioned, of which Jacob Earl of Radnor is Tenant for Life, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Monies to arise therefrom, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses instead thereof."

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Hamilton's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Hamilton Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Pratchitt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effecting an Exchange between John Pratchitt and William Pratchitt Gentlemen, of their Estates in the Counties of Stafford and Salop; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

Ld. President.
D. Chandos.
E. Glencairn.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Gower.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Clifton.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.

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

Little Harrowden Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Little Harrowden, 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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Turnpike Roads Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for declaring certain Provisions of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, to extend to all Acts made, and to be made, for repairing Roads subsequent to the passing of the said Act:"

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, quartum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 4o Aprilis 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Gower.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Gordon against Clark.

The Answer of John Clark the Younger, to the Appeal of Alexander Gordon Esquire of Couchitoun, was this Day brought in:

Gordon against Moodie.

As was also, The Answer of Benjamin Moodie, to the Appeal of Alexander Gordon of Couchitoun.

Johnston et al. against Chalmers and Watson.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein the Reverend Mr. David Johnston Minister, and the Remanent Members of the Kirk Session of North Leith, are Appellants, and James Chalmers and John Watson of Leith, Merchants, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Judges Reports brought this Day to be received.

Notice being taken, "That the House had adjourned beyond the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving Reports from the Judges upon Petitions for Private Bills:"

Ordered, That such Reports as shall be brought this Day, be received and read.

Henley takes the Oaths in order to her Naturalization.

Dorothy Hannah Louisa Harriot Henley took the Oaths appointed in order to her Naturalization.

Tamworth, &c. Roads Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair the High Roads from the Borough of Tamworth to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester, and from Sawley Ferry, in the said County, to a Turnpike Gate at or near the End of Swarcliff Lane, leading to and in the Parish of Ashby-de-la-Zouch aforesaid," be now read the Third Time:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Turnpike Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for declaring certain Provisions of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, to extend to all Acts made, and to be made, for repairing Roads subsequent to the passing of the said Act:"

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lords summoned, and former Order discharged.

Ordered, That the Order for the Lords to be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow be discharged.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Friday next.

Harford et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Harford 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 consirming and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement, made between the Devisee and Heirs at Law of Frederick Lord Baltimore, deceased, respecting the Province of Maryland in America, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned; and for the establishing and vesting the said Province in Henry Harford Esquire, and his Heirs, upon the several Payments, Terms and Conditions, and in Manner therein mentioned."

Radcliffe, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Radcliffe Esquire, 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 divers Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex and Kent, being Part of the Settled Estates of John Radcliffe of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, situate and being in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, or one of them, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses."

Baker et Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Baker Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and of their Infant Sons and Daughters, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

Bill.

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estate of John Baker Esquire in Folkestone, in the County of Kent, in the said John Baker in Fee Simple; and for settling another Estate of the said John Baker, in the said County of Kent, of equal Value, in lieu thereof."

Henley's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for naturalizing Dorothy Hannah Louisa Harriot Henley, the Wife of William Henley Esquire.

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Chandos.
M. Rockingham.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Gower.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Loughborough.

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.

Adey's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging Part of the Estates of Daniel Adey Esquire, deceased, situate in the County of Wilts, from the Trusts declared thereof by his Will, and settling the same to the like Uses as his other Estates devised by such Will:"

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 Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, quintum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 5o Aprilis 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Athol.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Brownings et al. against Napier et al.

The Answer of the Honourable Captain Charles Napier, regulating the Impress Service at Edinburgh, and others, to the Appeal of Robert and John Brownings and others, was this Day brought in.

Johnston et al. against Chalmers and Watson.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Reverend Mr. David Johnston Minister, and the Remanent Members of the Kirk Session of North Leith, are Appellants, and James Chalmers and John Watson of Leith, Merchants, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Shoreham Bridge Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl of Surrey, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Adur, at or near Old Shoreham, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wantage. &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Besselsleigh, through Wantage, to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, and from Wantage to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and from the Turnpike Road between Reading and Wallingford, through Halspenny Lane, to the Old Red House upon Wantage Downs, and from thence to Lambourn, in the said County of Berks, "and for amending the Road through Pidgeon Lane, instead of the said Road through Halspenny Lane;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, sextum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 6o Aprilis 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Athol.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Laughborough.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

E. Fife et al. against Lord Banss.

The Answer of William Lord Banff, to the Appeal of James Earl Fife, and others, was this Day brought in:

Craig against Douglas.

As was also, The Answer of Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company, late Bankers in Air, and others, to the Appeal of James Craig, Baker, in Edinburgh:

Bruce against The Carron Company.

Also, The Answer of the Carron Company, to the Appeal of James Bruce of Kinnaird, Esquire:

Allan against Robertson.

And also, The Answer of Messieurs Robertson, and others, Creditors of Richard Cameron of Carntyne, to the Appeal of Janet Allan, Relict of John Cameron, late of Carntyne, and her Children.

Johnston et al. against Chalmers and Watsor.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday last, as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Mr. David Johnston Minister, and the Remanent Members of the Kirk Session of North Leith, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 23d of July, 29th of November, and 16th of December 1777; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 18th of November and 5th of December 1780, in so far as they find the Defenders not liable for the Tiend or Duty of Fish, which have paid Tiend elsewhere, or shall be afterwards exported; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, 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 Chalmers and John Watson of Leith, Merchants, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side, in this Cause:

Interlocutors varied and reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors, of the 23d of July, the 29th of November and 16th of December 1777, complained of, be and the same are hereby reversed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That in the Interlocutor of the 18th of November 1780, and in the Interlocutor of the 5th of December following adhering thereto; after the Words ("into the Port of Leith") the Words ("for Exportation") be inserted; and that so much of the said Interlocutors as find that, "neither are they, (videlicet, the Pursuers) entitled to draw from the Defenders any Tiend of any Fish, which from a Certificate of the Minister of the Parish where they were catched, or their Titular having Right to draw the Tiend thereof, shall appear to have paid Tiend elsewhere;" be and the same is here by reversed.

Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement, by and between the most Reverend Father in God Frederick Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Right Honourable Jacob Earl of Radnor, touching the Enfranchisement of the Impropriate Rectory of Folkstone, in the County of Kent, under certain Conditions therein mentioned:"

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Gordon.
D. Athol.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
M. Rockingham.
E. Derby.
E. Salisbury.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
E. Glencairn.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Temple.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Percy.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Clifton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Southampton.
L. Porchester.

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

E. Radnor's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Lands and Hereditaments therein mentioned, of which Jacob Earl of Radnor is Tenant for Life, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Monies to arise therefrom, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses instead thereof:"

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

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

Pinnock's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectuating the Sale of a Freehold Estate of Ann Pinnock an Infant, at New Windsor, in the County of Berks, pursuant to an Agreement with Thomas Tildesley Gentleman:"

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 Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Fairfax's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement for cancelling and making void a Settlement of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, in the North Riding of the County of York, the Estates of the Honourable Ann Fairfax Spinster, and for making another Settlement of the same Manors, Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, to the Uses mentioned in such Agreement," 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.

Flax Importation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the Importation of Flax and Flax Seed into this Kingdom or Ireland, in any Ship or Vessel belonging to any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty, navigated with Foreign Mariners, during the present Hostilities;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Henley Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Ninth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, so far as the same relate to the Road from Henley Bridge, in the County of Oxford, to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile Stone in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dartford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Stones End in Kent Street, in the Parish of Saint George, Southwark, to Dartford, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Kent and Surrey; and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Tripe to take the Name of Swete, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Tripe, Clerk, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swete;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Stretford's Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from Stretford's Bridge, in the County of Hereford, to the New Inn in the Parish of Winstantow, in the County of Salop; and also the Road from Blue Mantle Hall near Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey, in the said County of Hereford; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sir G. P. Turner's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates in the County of Kent, devised by the Will of Sir Gregory Page Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same, for discharging Incumbrances, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto:"

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

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

Little Harrowden Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Coventry reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds in the Parish of Little Harrowden, 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."

Henley's Naturalization Bill.

The Earl of Coventry also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Dorothy Hannah Louisa Harriot Henley the Wife of William Henley Esquire," 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 made some Amendments thereto:"

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

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

E. Salisbury's Petition to receive Petition for a Bill tho' out of Time.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, ignorant of any particular Time for receiving Reports from the Judges upon Petitions for Private Bills having been appointed, hath omitted to present his Petition within the Time limited by their Lordships Order;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be at Liberty to present his said Petition, notwithstanding the Time limited for receiving Reports from the Judges on such Petition is expired:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his said Petition for a Private Bill, as desired.

Petition referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of James Earl of Salisbury, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Wantage, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Bef selsleigh through Wantage to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, and from Wantage to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and from the Turnpike Road between Reading and Wallingford, through Halfpenny Lane, to the Old Red House upon Wantage Downs, and from thence to Lambourn, in the said County of Berks; and for amending the Road through Pidgeon Lane, instead of the said Road through Halfpenny Lane."

Shoreham Bridge Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Adur at or near Old Shoreham, in the County of Sussex."

E. Fife et al. against Lord Banff et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein James Earl Fife is Appellant, and William Lord Banss and others are Respondents, et e contra:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First Cause Day after the Recess at Easter.

Allan et al. against Robertson et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Janet Allan and others are Appellants, and Messieurs Robertson 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.

Craig against Douglas et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein James Craig is Appellant, and Messieurs Douglas Heron and Company and George Home Esquire, 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.

Brownings et al. against Napier et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert and John Brownings and others are Appellants, and the Honourable Captain Charles Napier 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.

Bruce against The Carron Company.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein James Bruce Esquire is Appellant, and the Carron Company are Respondents, et e conlra:"

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.

Waddell against Russell.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein William Waddell is Appellant, and John Russell Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Tythes. Motion relative to.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned:

Moved, "That this House do on Wednesday next resolve itself into a Committee to take into Consideration the Expediency of giving to the Clergy, in certain Cases, an adequate Portion of Land, or other Compensation in lieu of Tythes;"

Which being objected to,

After Debate,

Moved to adjourn.

Moved, "To adjourn to Monday next:"

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Accordingly,

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, nonum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 9o Aprilis 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Athol.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes. Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Northington.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Sir J. Grant et al against D. Gordon.

The Answer of the Duke of Gordon, to the Appeal of Sir James Grant Baronet, and others, was this Day brought in.

Bo. Salisbury takes the Oaths.

This Day John Lord Bishop of Salisbury took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Flax Importation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Importation of Flax and Flax Seed into this Kingdom or Ireland, in any Ship or Vessel belonging to any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty, navigated with Foreign Mariners during the present Hostilities:"

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

Downes for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Downes Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Public Accounts.

The House being informed, "That Mr. King and Mr. Drummond, Two of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, attended:"

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar,

Fourth Report of Commissioners delivered.

The Fourth Report of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

And then they withdrew.

And the Title thereof, being read by the Clerk:

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

Little Harrowden Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Little Harrowden, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sir G. P. Turner's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates, in the County of Kent, devised by the Will of Sir Gregory Page Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same for discharging Incumbrances, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fairfax's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement, for cancelling and making void a Settlement of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, in the North Riding of the County of York, the Estates of the Honourable Ann Fairfax Spinster; and for making another Settlement of the same Manors, Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, to the Uses mentioned in such Agreement."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Henley's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Dorothy Hannah Louisa Harriot Henley, the Wife of William Henley Esquire."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Blackford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons; or Tracts of Commonable Land, called or known by the Names of Tealham Moor, Blackford Moor, Blackford Ham and Hare Pit, within the Manor of Blackford, in the Parish of Wedmore, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Baker's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of John Baker Esquire, in Folkestone, in the County of Kent, in the said John Baker in Fee Simple, and for settling another Estate of the said John Baker, in the said County of Kent, of equal Value in lieu thereof:"

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

D. Athol.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Northington.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Radeliffe's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex and Kent, being Part of the settled Estates of John Radcliffe of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, situate and being in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, or one of them, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the like Uses:"

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the Fourth Day of Meeting, after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir J. Grant et al. against D.Gordon.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Sir James Grant Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and Alexander Duke of Gordon is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes, after those already appointed.

Corn Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further regulating and ascertaining the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain, within several Ports and Places therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House:

The said Bill was read the First Time:

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 10o Aprilis 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Ds. King.

PRAYERS.

D. Montrose et al. against Sir J. Colquhoun.

The Answer of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss Baronet, to the Appeal of William Duke of Montrose and others, was this Day brought in:

Corbet et al.against Barry.

As was also, The Answer of William Barry Merchant in Cork, and his Attorney, to the Appeal of Cunningham Corbet, and others.

E. Dartmouth takes the Oaths.

This Day William Earl of Dartmouth took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Flax Importation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Importation of Flax and Flax Seed into this Kingdom, or Ireland, in any Ship or Vessel belonging to any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty, navigated with foreign Mariners, during the present Hostilities."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Colchester Channel, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament passed for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from the Hythe at Colchester to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex; and for repairing and cleansing the Streets of the Town of Colchester; and also for lighting the Streets and Lanes, and for preventing Annoyances in the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Winfarthing Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Winsarthing, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House:

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

Wigtoun Peerage, Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of Hamilton Flemyng Esquire, claiming the Titles of Earl of Wigtoun, Lord Flemyng and Cumbernauld; setting forth, "That on the 19th Day of April 1779, the Lords Committees for Privileges appointed to consider the Petitioner's Claim met; and having heard Counsel in Part of the Petitioner, Resolved, That the Committee could not admit Affidavits as Evidence;" which Resolution being reported and read, their Lordships were pleased to agree to the same; that the Petitioner is now enabled to prosecute his Claim: And therefore praying their Lordships to order, "That his Claim may be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges for the present Session; and that they do meet to consider of this Claim on Monday the 30th Day of this Instant April, or such other Day as their Lordships shall please to appoint; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner's said Claim be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; and that they do meet to consider of the said Claim on the Second Tuesday after the Recess at Easter; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

E. Fife against Ld. Banff et al.

Upon reading the Petition of James Earl Fife, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Lord Banff and others are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, That at the Time of presenting the Appeal, the Extract of the Decree in this Cause was not arrived from Scotland; that on looking into the Proceedings, it appears there are Two Interlocutors, which it would have been proper to have appealed from:" And therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to amend his Appeal, by adding these Interlocutors, he amending the Respondent's Copy:"

Appeal amended.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by adding the said Interlocutors as desired, he amending the Respondent's Copy.

Blackford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Tracts of Commonable Land, called or known by the Names of Tealham Moor, Blackford Moor, Blackford Ham and Hare Pit, within the Manor of Blackford, in the Parish of Wedmore, in the County of Somerset."

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

E. Westmorland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Rosebery.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. King.

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

Harford's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement, made between the Devisee and Heirs at Law of Frederick Lord Baltimore, deceased, respecting the Province of Maryland in America, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned; and for the establishing and vesting the said Province in Henry Harford Esquire, and his Heirs, upon the several Payments, Terms and Conditions, and in Manner therein mentioned."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the Fifth Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

D. Montrose et al. against Sir J. Colquhoun.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein William Duke of Montrose and others are Appellants, and Sir James Colquhoun is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Corbet against Barry and King.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Cunningham Corbet and others are Appellants, and William Barry and James King Merchants are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, undecimum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 11o Aprilis 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Waldegrave.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. King.

PRAYERS.

Bank of Scotland against Bank of England.

The Answer of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, to the Appeal of the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, and others, was this Day brought in.

Halifax Hall Avenues Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of a certain Close called Shack Field, otherwise Vicar's Field, Parcel of the Lands belonging to the Vicarage of Halifax, in the County of York, in Trustees, for the Purpose of making a convenient Road from a Street called Southgate, in the Town of Halifax, over and through the said Close to the Public Hall lately erected in the said Town of Halifax, called the Manufacturers Hall; and to enable the Vicar of the Parish of Halifax, and his Successors, to grant Building Leases of the other Parts of the said Close, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House:

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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 Privy Seal on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signisy 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, Desender 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 to permit the Importation of Flax and Flax Seed into this Kingdom or Ireland, in any Ship or Vessel belonging to any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty, navigated with foreign Mariners, during the present Hostilities." "An Act for declaring certain Provisions of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, to extend to all Acts made and to be made for repairing Roads, subsequent to the passing of the said Act." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the High Roads from the Borough of Tamworth to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester; and from Sawley Ferry, in the said County, to a Turnpike Gate at or near the End of Swarcliff Lane, leading to and in the Parish of Ashby-de-la-Zouch aforesaid." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Land, within the Parish of Ilmington, in the County of Warwick." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, as well within the Parish and Township of Rothley, as within the Extra-parochial Liberty of Rothley Temple, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Little Harrowden, in the County of Northampton." "An Act to enable John Tripe, Clerk, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swete." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and 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 Wellbeloved 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, Our right trusty and right Wellbeloved 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; Frederick Earl of Carlisle, 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 the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also, to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Eleventh Day of April, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.

By the King himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

"1. An Act to permit the Importation of Flax and Flax Seed into this Kingdom or Ireland, in any Ship or Vessel belonging to any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty, navigated with Foreign Mariners, during the present Hostilities."

"2. An Act for declaring certain Provisions of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, to extend to all Acts made, and to be made, for repairing Roads subsequent to the passing of the said Act."

"3. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, " for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the High Roads from the Borough of Tamworth to Ashby de-laZouch, in the County of Leicester; and from Sawley Ferry, in the said County, to a Turnpike Gate at or near the End of Swarcliff Lane, leading to and in the Parish of Ashby-de-la-Zouch aforesaid."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"4. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Land, within the Parish of Ilmington, in the County of Warwick."

"5. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, as well within the Parish and Township of Rothley, as within the Extra-parochial Liberty of Rothley Temple, in the County of Leicester."

"6. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Little Harrowden, in the County of Northampton."

"7. An Act to enable John Tripe, Clerk, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swete."

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.

Downes's Divorce Bill:

The Earl of Galloway presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave on Monday last) a Bill, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Downes Esquire, with Caroline Hervey his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposestherein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday the 3d Day of May next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Edward Downes may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Caroline Hervey may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel, what the may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That the Honourable Martha Maria Hervey Widow, Susannah Johnson Wife of John Johnson, Caroline Tibson Spinster, Mary Hollyoake Spinster, and Susannah Cole Spinster, do attend this House on Thursday the 3d Day of May next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses, upon the Second Reading of the last mentioned Bill.

D. Gordon against Sir J.Grant et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Alexander Duke of Gordon, complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of January and 9th of March 1781; and praying, That the same may be reversed, altered or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir James Grant Baronet, and the other Pursuers, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir James Grant, and the other Pursuers, 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 9th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

The Bank of Scotland et al. against the Bank of England.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, and others, are Appellants; and the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Adjourn,

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, primum diem Maij jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.