House of Lords Journal Volume 36
February 1783 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: February 1783 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 587-591. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116718 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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February 1783 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 3o Februarii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Thanks to the Bishop of Bristol for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be and are hereby given to the Lord Bishop of Bristol, for the Sermon by him preached before this House on Thursday last in the Abbey Church, Westminster; and he his hereby desired to cause the same to be forthwith printed and published.

Writs of Error delivered.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner delivered in at the Table Six Writs of Error.

Mitchell and Gay against Sir G. B. Rodney and Vaughan.

In the First of which,
John Mitchell and John Gay are Plaintiffs,
and
Sir George Brydges Rodney Baronet, and the Honourable John Vaughan, are Defendants;

Bishop London against Fffytche.

In the Second,
Robert Lord Bishop of London is Plaintiff,
and
Lewis Disney Fffytche Esquire is Defendant;

Marsh against Macfarlane.

In the Third,
Robert Marsh is Plaintiff,
and
John Macfarlane is Defendant;

Higgens against Aldersey.

In the Fourth,
Thomas Higgens is Plaintiff,
and
Joseph Aldersey Esquire is Defendant;

Waller against Deacon and Davison.

In the Fifth,
Luke Waller is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Deacon and Jonathan Davison are Defendants;

Harris against Doe.

And in the last,
Elizabeth Harris Spinster is Plaintiff,
and
John Doe, on the Demise of Edward Montgomery Clerk, is Defendant.

E. Lauderdale takes the Oaths.

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

Seehl takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Ephraim Rinhold Seehl took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Turvey Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lady Gray against Blair et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Margaret Lady Gray, the Widow of John Lord Gray, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of January 1780, and 18th January 1782; and also of Eight Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 31st January, the 14th and 28th of June, the 13th and 28th of July, and 10th of August 1781, the 18th of December 1782, and 23d of January 1783, in as far as they find that the Act 1695 does not apply to the Fields therein mentioned; 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, shall seem meet; and that Mrs. Isabel Blair, Spouse to Mr. Thomas Beat, and the said Mr. Thomas Beat for his Interest, and John Blair of Balthayock Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mrs. Isabel Blair, Thomas Beat, and John Blair, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 3d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on it.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Leicester Fields, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Margaret Lady Gray, on account of her Appeal depending in this House, she residing in Scotland:"

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

D. Norfolk's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal and Hereditary Earl Marshal of England, 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 the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Baron Hotham, 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.

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scotch Bankrupt Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for making perpetual so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to Bills and Promissory Notes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

King's Bench Briton, Petition of the Prisoners.

Upon reading the Petition of the Prisoners in the Custody of the Marshal of the Marshalsea of the King's Bench Prison for Debt, on Behalf of themselves and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, for the Reasons therein contained, "That their distressed and ruined Situation may engage the Interposition of the Legislature in their Behalf; and that their Case may now be taken into the Consideration of this Right Honourable House:"

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

Seehl's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Ephraim Rinhold Seehl."

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

E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Weymouth.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Wycombe.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.

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

Fasnacht's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Emanuel Fasnacht."

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.

Canterbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending Two Acts of the Ninth and Twenty-seventh Years of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Saint Dunstan's Cross, near the City of Canterbury, to the Water Side at Whitstable, in the County of Kent."

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.

Renaud for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Stephen Gideon Renaud and John Francis Daniel Renaud; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for their 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 Stephen Gideon Renaud and John Francis Daniel Renaud."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 6o Februarii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

McDowal et al. against Ferguson.

The Answer of Mrs. Jane Ferguson Widow, to the Appeal of John McDowal Merchant in Glasgow and others, was this Day brought in.

Watford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, altering and keeping in Repair the Road from the South End of Sparrow's Herne, on Bushey Heath, through the Market Towns of Watford, Berkhampsted, Saint Peter's and Tring, in the County of Hertford, by Pettipher's Elms, to the Turnpike Road at Walton near Aylesbury, in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leeds Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, so far as the same relate to the repairing and amending the Roads leading from Leeds through Bradford and Horton, and through Bowling and Wibsey to Halifax; and also the Roads called Bowling Lane and Little Horton Lane, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Seehl's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Ephraim Rinhold Seehl," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Fasnacht's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Emanuel Fasnacht," was committed.

Canterbury Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing and amending Two Acts of the Ninth and Twenty-seventh Years of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Saint Dunstan's Cross, near the City of Canterbury, to the Water Side at Whitstable, in the County of Kent," was committed.

Hankey for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of John Hankey of the City of London, Merchant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Elizabeth Thomson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again:

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

E. Moray et al. against Stuarts.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Francis Earl of Moray, and the Honourable General John Stuart and Captain Archibald Stuart, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 13th of July and 1st of August 1782; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 16th of January 1783; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James, John, William and Thomas Stuart the Sons, and Anne Amelia Stuart, the only Daughter of the Marriage between James Stuart and and Mrs. Anne Stuart Daughter of Lady Anne Stuart, who was Daughter of the late Francis Earl of Moray, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James, John, William and Thomas Stuart, and Anne Amelia Stuart, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 6th Day of March next; and Service of this Order, upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Beckford against Beckford.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Richard Beckford Esquire is Appellant, and William Beckford Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Friday the 14th Day of this Instant February.

Turvey Enclosure Bill.

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

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

D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
E. Salisbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northington.
E. Clarendon.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Porchester.
L. Ashburton.

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

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same."

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

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

Scotch Bankrupts Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for making perpetual so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to Bills and Promissory Notes," be printed.

Renauds take the Oaths in order to their Naturalization.

Stephen Gideon Renaud and John Francis Daniel Renaud took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Stephen Gideon Renaud and John Francis Daniel Renaud."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 10o Februarii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Portland.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Renauds Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Stephen Gideon Renaud and John Francis Daniel Renaud," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Turvey Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Turvey, in the County of Bedford," 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."

Canterbury Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending Two Acts of the Ninth and Twenty-seventh Years of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Saint Dunstan's Cross near the City of Canterbury, to the Water Side at Whitstable, in the County of Kent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fasnacht's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Emanuel Fasnacht."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Seehl's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Ephraim Rinhold Seehl."

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 the former Messengers:

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

North Deighton Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, and a Parcel of Meadow Ground within the Township of North Deighton, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Doncaster Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts made in the Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Doncaster through Ferrybridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross; and also from Ferrybridge to Wetherby, and from thence to Boroughbridge, in the County of York, so far as the same relate to the Road between Ferrybridge and Wetherby, and from thence to Boroughbridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs and Naval Officers in America; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies; and to the repealing the Duties upon Pot and Pearl Ashes, Wood and Weed Ashes imported into Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Watford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, altering and keeping in Repair the Road from the South End of Sparrows Herne on Bushey Heath, through the Market Towns of Watford, Berkhampsted, Saint Peter's and Tring, in the County of Hertford, by Pettipher's Elms to the Turnpike Road at Walton, near Aylesbury, in the County of Bucks."

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

D. Atholl.
D. Portland.
E. Salisbury.
E. Sandwich.
E. Rochford.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northington.
V. Weymouth.
V. Hampden.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Chedworth.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
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.

Leeds Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, so far as the same relate to the repairing and amending of the Roads leading from Leeds, through Bradford and Horton, and through Bowling and Wibsey, to Halifax; and also the Roads called Bowling Lane and Little Horton Lane, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

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