House of Lords Journal Volume 36
March 1783 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: March 1783 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 604-610. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116721 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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March 1783 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 3o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

Lady Gray against Blair et al.

The Answer of Mrs. Isabel Blair and others, to the Appeal of Margaret Lady Gray Widow, was this Day brought in.

Hendricks against Cunninghame et al.

As was also, The Answer of William Cunninghame and others, to the Appeal of Volkert Hendricks and others.

Hatfield Chace Drainage Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds within the Level of Hatfield Chace, and Parts adjacent, in the Counties of York, Lincoln and Nottingham" 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."

Stafford Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Stafford to Sandon, in the County of Stafford, and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Stafford, was committed.

Heytesbury Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Pitt's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of several Pieces or Parcels of Land in or near the Parish of Petersham, formerly Part of the Park there, called Richmond Park, or New Park, in the County of Surrey, to Thomas Pitt Esquire, and his Heirs, for a full and valuable Consideration;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Pulteney's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Pultcney of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, for himself and on Behalf of Henrietta Laura Pulteney Spinster, an Infant, under the Age of Twenty-one Years, only Daughter of the said William Pulteney by Frances Pulteney his late Wife, deceased; 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. Justice Ashurst, 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.

Dunning to a Heath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing Dunnington Heath, within the Manor of Priors Salford, in the County of Warwick."

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Devonshire.
D. Queensberry.
D. Atholl.
D. Chandos.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Doncaster.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Maynard.
V. Hampden.
V. Sackville.
V. Howe.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St.David's.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Vere.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Brownlow.
L. Southampton.
L. Porchester.
L. Ashburton.

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

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Silk Importation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for allowing the Importation of fine organzined Italian thrown Silk, in any Ships or Vessels, for a limited Time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lastage and Ballastage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Acts passed for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Somerton Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the First Year of "the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Dyed Way to Somerton; and from Gawbridge to Tintinhull Fords; and from a Stream of Water called Ford to Cartgate in Martock, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Barnard Castle Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields within the Township of Barnard Castle, in the County of Durham."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Ld. Ongley's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor or reputed Manor of Vintners, otherwise Vinters, the Mansion House, and certain Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Kent, being Part of the Settled Estates of the Right Honourable Robert Lord Ongley of the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Monies arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments 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 Tuesday the 18th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dundas against Sir T.Dundas:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Laurence, William, Charles, Margaret, Charlotte, Thomas, Frances, Laurie, George and Robert Dundas, Children of the Marriage between Sir Thomas Dundas Baronet, and Lady Charlotte Fitzwilliam his Wife, and Robert Bruce Esquire of Kennet, one of the Senators of the College of Justice, their Tutor ad litum Mary Dundas alias Bruce, Third Daughter of Thomas Dundas of Kingask, and Spouse of James Bruce of Kinnaird, James Bruce and Janet Maitland Bruce Children procreate betwixt the said Mary Dundas and James Bruce, and the said James Bruce of Kinnaird for himself and his Interest, and as Administrator in Law for his said Children; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of February 1783; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, 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 Sir Thomas Dundas Baronet may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Thomas Dundas Baronet may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 31st Day of this Instant March; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Anderson to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Andrew Anderson of Devonshire Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Laurence Dundas and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Scotch Bankrupts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

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

Rebaz and Aubert take the Oaths in order to their Naturalization.

John Urban Rebaz and Alexander Aubert took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Urban Rebaz and Alexander Aubert."

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

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

Tourneisen takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

John James Tourneisen took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John James Tourneisen."

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.

Rice, &c. Importation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of Rice, Paddy, Indian Corn, Indian Meal and Maize, free from Duty, for a limited Time."

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."

Williams's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Williams of the City of Exeter, Gentleman, with Elizabeth his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 6o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Ashburton.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Richard Bcckford of the City of London Esquire is Appellant, and William Beckford Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Robert Lord Bishop of London is Plaintiff, and Lewis Disney Fffytche is Defendant, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Friday next ; and that the Judges do attend.

Williams's Divorce Bill:

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Williams of the City of Exeter, Gentleman, with Elizabeth his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Hankey's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hankey Esquire with Elizabeth Thomson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for To-morrow be put off to Monday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend To-morrow, do then attend.

Rice, &c. Importation, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of Rice, Paddy, Indian Corn, Indian Meal and Maize, free from Duty, for a limited Time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hatfield Chace Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds within the Level of Hatfield Chace and Parts adjacent, in the Counties of York, Lincoln and Nottingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stafford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Third Year of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Stafford to Sandon, in the County of Stafford; and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Dunnington, Heath Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing Dunnington Heath within the Manor of Priors Salford, in the County of Warwick," 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."

Tourneisen's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John James Tourneisen," 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.

Rebaz's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Urban Rebaz and Alexander Aubert," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Harding to take the Name of Newman.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Newman Harding Esquire, and his First and other Sons, and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take, use and bear the Surname and Arms of Newman, pursuant to the Will of Richard Newman Esquire deceased.

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

D. Richmond.
D. Chandos.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Effingham.
E. Gower.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Paget.
L. Say & Sele.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Cardiff.
L. Hawke.
L. Brudenell.
L. Southampton.
L. Porchester.
L. Ashburton.
L. Sydney.

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.

Dunnington Heath Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing Dunnington Heath within the Manor of Priors Salford, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

D. Norfolk, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk Earl Marshal and Hereditary Earl Marshal of England, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Duke of Norfolk and others to grant building or repairing Leases of certain Tenements, Houses, and Grounds in the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the County of Middlesex; and in or near the Town of Arundel, in the County of Sussex."

Hodgson et. al. against Bushby.

The House being informed, "That Thomas Bushby of Ardwell, Respondent to the Appeal of Messieurs Hodgson and Donaldson, Merchants in London, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of Robert Donaldson Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Cleobury Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from Cleobury Mortimer, the Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Scotch Bankrupts Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon 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:"

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

North Deighton Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Tobacco, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties upon Tobacco; to prohibit the Importation of Currants into Great Britain in shall Packages; to repeal such Part of the Proviso in an Act of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as permits Portugal and Spanish Wines, and other Wines (except French Wines) to be imported in small Casks for private Use; and for taking off the Inland Duty payable upon the Importation of Cocoa Nuts into this Kingdom upon the Exportation thereof as Merchandize;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pitt's Bill.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of several Pieces or Parcels of Land, in or near the Parish of Petersham, formerly Part of the Park there, called Richmond Park or New Park, in the County of Surrey, to Thomas Pitt Esquire, and his Heirs, for a full and valuable Consideration;" was pleased to Consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) That their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of several Pieces or Parcels of Land, in or near the Parish of Petersham, formerly Part of the Park there, called Richmond Park or New Park, in the County of Surrey, to Thomas Pitt Esquire, and his Heirs, for a full and valuable Consideration."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 21st Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Heytesbury Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and .allotting in severalty the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Heytesbury, in the County of Wilts."

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

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

Ld. Sydney introduced:

Thomas Townshend Esquire being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 6th of this Instant March, in the 23d Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Sydney of Chislehurst, in the County of Kent, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord de Ferrars and the Lord Brudenell (also in their Robes); the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Earl Marshal preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor Thomas Townshend of (fn. 1) Chiselhurst, in Our County of Kent, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We strictly enjoining command you under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

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

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 10o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

Williams's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Williams of the City of Exeter, Gentleman, with Elizabeth his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rebaz and Aubert's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Urban Rebaz and Alexander Aubert."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tourniessen's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John James Tourneissen."

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

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

Piffard's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Piffard," 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.

Harding to take the Name of Newman, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Newman Harding Esquire, and his First and other Sons and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take, use and bear the Surname and Arms of Newman, pursuant to the Will of Richard Newman Esquire deceased," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Heytesbury Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting in severalty the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Commonable Places within the Parish of Heytesbury, in the County of Wilts," 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."

Tobacco, &c. Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties upon Tobacco;" to prohibit the Importation of Currants into Great Britain in small Packages; to repeal such Part of the Proviso in an Act of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as permits Portugal and Spanish Wines and other Wines (except French Wines) to be imported in small Casks for private Use; and for taking off the Inland Duty payable upon the Importation of Cocoa Nuts into this Kingdom, upon the Exportation thereof as Merchandize."

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

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

Bp. of London against Fffytche in Error.

Ordered, That the Order of this House appointing the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Robert Lord Bishop of London is Plaintiff, and Lewis Disney Fffytche Esquire is Defendant, for Friday next, be discharged.

D. Norfolk's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Duke of Norfolk and others, to grant building or repairing Leases of certain Tenements, Houses and Grounds in the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the County of Middlesex, and in or near the Town of Arundell, in the County of Sussex."

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

D. Atholl.
D. Northumberland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Paget.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Middleton.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Grantham.
L. Grosvenor.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sydney.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 30th of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Cleobury, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from Cleobury Mortimer, The Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and Worcester."

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

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

Beckford against Beckford.

It being moved, "That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Richard Beckford Esquire is Appellant, and William Beckford Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Wednesday the 30th Day of April next:"

The Agents on both Sides were called in, and consenting to the putting off the said Cause:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday the 30th Day of April next.

Hankey's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hankey Esquire with Elizabeth Thomson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in; and Mr. Piggott appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and Mr. Trower appearing as Counsel on Behalf of Mrs. Hankey;

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

And Mr. Piggott was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof, and in order to prove the Marriage, called the Reverend Mr. Nicholas Fayting Rector of Saint Martin, London; who being sworn, acquainted the House, "That on the 20th of September 1769, he married Mr. and Mrs. Hankey at the said Church."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Turner was called in; and being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the said Parish of Saint Martin, London; and declaring, The same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original," the same was read, whereby it appeared, That the said Mr. and Mrs. Hankey were married at the said Church on the 20th of September 1769.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Francis Gregg Junior was called in; and being sworn, produced an Office Copy of the Judgement for £.500, obtained in the Court of King's Bench against Colonel Straubenzee, for Criminal Conversation with the laid Mrs. Hankey.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Adderley Deputy Registrar of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called, in; and being sworn, produced the original definitive Sentence of Divorce against the said Mrs. Hankey for Adultery. Being asked, "If Mrs. Hankey appeared by her Proctor," said "Yes;" but gave in no Allegations."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Winton was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That she knew a Lady who went by the Name of Straubenzee, but heard afterwards her Name was Hankey; that she lived with Mrs. Straubenzee in February 1782, as Lady's Maid; that they lodged at Worthing at John Wirk's, a Fisherman; that her Lady and Colonel Straubenzee lived there for Five Weeks, and during that Time they slept together in the same Bed, and that she having Occasion to go to her Mistress in a Morning, had frequently seen them in Bed together that during their Stay there, Colonel Straubenzee lay out but one Night." Being asked by Mr. Trower Counsel for Mrs. Hankey," If she can prove the Lady she lived with to be Mrs. Hankey said, "She could not" Being asked, "Where they went to from thence?" said, They went to Dorking, and staid there Two Months, Three Days of which they spent at the King's Head at Dorking, and from thence went to a Lodging in the Town; that during their Continuance there they stept together, and she often saw them in Bed together."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Elizabeth Brett was called in; and, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That she knows Mrs. Straubenzee; that she and her Maid, on the 20th of February 1782, came to the King's Head at Dorking, where she the Witness was Chambermaid; that she knows the other Maid, who was the Witness last examined; that she can't tell whether Colonel Straubenzee came to the said Inn before or after them; that a Gentleman told her, that the Lady who went by the Name of Straubenzee was Mrs. Hankey; and that they staid at the King's Head Four Nights."

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel being asked, "If they had any Witness present who could prove that the Lady who went by the Name of Mrs. Straubenzee was Mrs Hankey," said, They had not."

Whereupon, in order to give the Counsel Time to procure such Evidence, it was proposed to adjourn the further Consideration of this Bill to Thursday next.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be adjourned to Thursday next; and the Lords summoned; and that the Witnesses do then attend.

Scotch Bankrupts Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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:"

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

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-three;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Irish Judicature Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing and preventing all Doubts which have arisen, or might arise concerning the exclusive Rights of the Parliament and Courts of Ireland, in Matters of Legislation and Judicature; and for preventing any Writ of Error or Appeal, from any of His Majesty's Courts in that Kingdom, from being received, heard and adjudged, in any of His Majesty's Courts in the Kingdom of Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Newcastle Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing a Piece of Waste Land called The Marsh within the Parish and Borough of Newcastle under Lyme, in the County of Stafford, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poors Rates of the said Parish and Borough;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lawton Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Lawton, in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle under Lyme, in the County of Stafford, and other Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Heads of Colleges to marry, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Heads of Colleges and Halls within the University of Oxford to marry as are now prohibited by the Statutes of the said Colleges or Halls from marrying, and to enable married Men to continue or to be elected Heads of such Colleges or Halls," be printed.

Adjourn.

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

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