House of Lords Journal Volume 36
April 1783 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: April 1783 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 658-660. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116726 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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April 1783 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 28o Aprilis 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landaven.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Beckford against Beckford:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Richard Beckford of the City of London Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 18th Day of July 1782; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant might have 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 William Beckford Esquire put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Order, therein complained of be and the same is hereby affirmed.

Church Lench Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Land, within the Parish of Church Lench, in the County of Worcester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendment to it.

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

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

Browne to take the Name of Selby, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Browne Esquire and his Issue Male to take and use the Surname of Selby, pursuant to the Will of William Selby Esquire deceased."

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

Ld. President.
D. Chandos.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mansfield.
V. Townshend.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Osborne.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.

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

Hesket Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for widening, repairing, and amending the Road from Hesket by Yewes Bridge to Cockermouth, and from thence by Lorton, over Whinlatter to Keswick, in the County of Cumberland; and from Keswick by Dummail Rays and Ambleside to Kirby in Kendall, in the County of Westmoreland; and from Plumbgarth's Cross, near Kirby in Kendall aforesaid, to the Lake called Windermere, in the County of Westmoreland, and from Keswick aforesaid, to the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland."

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

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

Clerkenwell Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for building a Workhouse, and for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the Parish of Saint James, Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lewis's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Matthew Lewis Esquire with Fanny Maria Sewell his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 6th Day of May next; and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

D. Queensberry against Sir W. Douglas et al.

Ordered, That the Counsel in the Cause, wherein William Duke of Queensberry is Appellant, and Sir William Douglas Baronet and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be called in precisely at One o'Clock.

American Intercourse Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing any Manifest, Certificate, or other Document, being required for any Ships belonging to the United States of America, arriving from thence at any Port in this Kingdom, or upon entering or clearing out from any Port of this Kingdom for any Port within the said United States; and to give to His Majesty for a limited Time certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States;" 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.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuadum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 29o Aprilis 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

D. Queensberry against Sir W. Douglas et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein William Duke of Queensberry is Appellant, and Sir William Douglas Baronet and others are Respondents:

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

Hendricks et al. against Cunninghame et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Volkert Hendricks and others are Appellants, and William Cunninghame and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next; and that the Cause which stands for Thursday next, be put off to Friday next.

Annuity and Lottery 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 way of Annuities, and for establishing a Lottery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Anne's Paying Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Parish of Saint Anne, and such Part of Cock Lane as lies in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, within the Liberty of Westminster; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Paul, Covent Garden, Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Parish of Saint Paul, Covent Garden, within the Liberty of Westminster, and certain Places adjoining thereto; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Church Lench Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Land within the Parish of Church Lench, in the County of Worcester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, tricesimum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 30o Aprilis 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

D. Queensberry against Sir W. Douglas et al:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Duke of Queensberry, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 18th of January and 7th of August 1782; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Sir William Douglas of Kilhead Baronet, his Children, and another, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutors, therein complained of, be and the same are hereby affirmed.

Clerkenwell Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for building a Workhouse, and for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the Parish of Saint James, Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex."

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

D. Beaufort.
D. Queensberry.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Paget.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Sydney.

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.

St. Anne's Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Parish of Saint Anne, and such Part of Cock Lane as lies in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, within the Liberty of Westminster; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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

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

St. Paul, Covent Garden, Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Parish of Saint Paul, Covent Garden, within the Liberty of Westminster, and certain Places adjoining thereto; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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

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

Hesket Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for widening, repairing and amending the Road from Hesket by Yewes Bridge, to Cockermouth; and from thence hy Lorton, over Whinlatter, to Keswick, in the County of Cumberland; and from Keswick, by Dummail Rays and Ambleside to Kirby in Kendall, in the County of Westmoreland; and from Plumbgarth's Cross near Kirby in Kendall aforesaid, to the Lake called Windermere, in the County of Westmoreland; and from Keswick aforesaid to the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland," 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."

East India Company's Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to discharge and indemnify the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, from all Damages, Interest, and Losses in respect to their not making regular Payment of certain Sums due and to become due to the Public, and to allow further Time for such Payment, and to enable the Company to borrow a certain Sum of Money, and to make a Dividend of Four Pounds per Centum to the Proprietors at Midsummer One thousand seven hundred and eighty-three;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, primum diem Maii jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.