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16 March 1830

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 62: 16 March 1830', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 62: 1830, pp. 119-122. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16316 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Die Martis, 16 Martii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Epus. Oxon.
Vicecom. Strathallan.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Fitz Gibbon.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Wynford.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Wellington.
Dux Buckingham & Chandos.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Camden.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Glengall.

PRAYERS.

Maccabe v. Hussey & Maccabe.

The separate Answer of Catherine Hussey Widow to the Petition and Appeal of Jennings Patrick Maccabe Esquire was this Day brought in.

Stevenson v. Rowand.

After hearing Counsel for the Appellant in the Cause wherein Nathaniel Stevenson is Appellant, and Michael Rowand is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off sine Die.

Brown v. Bertram & Watson.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein George Brown is Appellant, and William Bertram and John Watson are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Tuesday next.

Ld. Provost of Edinburgh et al. v. Bruce et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, and others, are Appellants, and William Bruce, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Tuesday next.

Ouchterlony v. Ld. Lynedoch, & Macdonald.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Ouchterlony Esquire is Appellant, and General Thomas Lord Lynedoch and William Macdonald Esquire are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday next.

E. of Fife v. E. of Lauderdale:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of The Right Honorable James Earl of Fife, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, of the 9th (signed the 11th) Day of March 1830; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that The Right Honorable James Earl of Lauderdale may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Earl of Lauderdale may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 13th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of his known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Fraser to enter into a Recog ee on it.

The House being moved, "That James John Fraser, Writer to the Signet, of Edinburgh, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Earl of Fife, on account of his Appeal depending in this House:"

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

E. of Fife v. Robertson:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of The Right Honorable James Earl of Fife, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, of the 9th (signed the 11th) Day of March 1830; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Thomas Robertson, Accountant in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Robertson may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 13th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of his known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Fraser to enter into a Recog ee on it.

The House being moved, "That James John Fraser, Writer to the Signet, of Edinburgh, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Earl Fife, on account of his Appeal depending in this House:"

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

Salford Improvement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating, and improving the Town of Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

V. Strathallan.
V. Melville.
V. Gordon.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Clifton.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Vernon.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Bayning.
L. Fitz Gibbon.
L. Arden.
L. Mont Eagle.
L. Manners.
L. Hill.
L. Prudhoe.
L. Somerhill.
L. Farnborough.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Wallace.
L. Wynford.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Wellington.
D. Buckingham & Chandos.
M. Lansdowne.
M. Salisbury.
M. Camden.
E. Essex.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Jersey.
E. Rosebery.
E. Stanhope.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Norwich.
E. Wicklow.
E. Limerick.
E. Charleville.
E. Glengall.

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.

Kirkby Pinxton Road Bill.

Hodie 2 a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving the Road from the Nottingham and Mansfield Turnpike Road, through Kirkby and Pinxton, to Carter Lane, and to the Colliery near Pinxton Green, in the Counties of Nottingham and Derby."

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.

Watling Street Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually improving and maintaining the Wellington District of Watling Street Road, in the County of Salop."

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.

Transfer of Aids Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appropriating certain Sums to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer Bills (£12,000,000) Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising the Sum of Twelve Millions by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Poor Removal (Jersey & Guernsey) Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Provisions of certain Acts relating to the Removal of vagrant and poor Persons born in the Isles of Jersey and Guernsey, and chargeable to Parishes in England, and to make other Provisions in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bridport Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better repairing the Second District of Turnpike Roads leading to and from the Town of Bridport, in the County of Dorset, and for making and maintaining several Branch Roads to communicate with the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that have agreed to the 4 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cox and Mr. Stephen;

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

Highgate Grammer School Bill, Petition against, referred to the Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Hamlet of Highgate, being also several of the Relators in the Information in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery, in the said Petition mentioned and referred to, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to enable The Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the Erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate; and for other Purposes;" and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law in its present Shape, and that the Petitioners may be heard by themselves, their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses, against the same:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by themselves, their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses, against the same, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Horsham & Guildford Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Horsham to the Road leading to Guildford at Aldford Cross Ways, with Two Branches therefrom, and for making and maintaining a new Branch of Road to communicate therewith, all in the Counties of Sussex and Surrey," 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."

Mutiny Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marine Mutiny Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces, while on Shore;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

East Retford Election Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Longtown Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Viscount Morpeth and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads to and from Longtown, and certain other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Cumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kingston, &c. Inclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Burrell and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in "the Parishes of Kingston, near Lewes, and Iford, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pensions, &c. Duties Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing to His Majesty, for One Year, certain Duties on Personal Estates, Offices and Pensions in England, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

East India, &c. Trade Petitions for throwing open, referred to East India Com ee: (Aberdeen:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and Ship Owners of the City of Aberdeen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That all Restrictions on the Commerce with India and China may be abolished, and that the Right to reside and to hold Lands in India may no longer be withheld:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the present State of the Affairs of the East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China.

Beeston:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Clothing District of Beeston, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That The East India Company's Trade "Monopoly may be abolished:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the lastmentioned Committee.

Churwell.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Clothing District of Churwell, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will either not renew the Charter of The East India Company, or so modify it that all His Majesty's Subjects may enjoy a free Trade to China, and the Right of settling and trading in all Parts of India:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the lastmentioned Committee.

Criminal Laws, Petition from Cirencester for Amendment of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such Amelioration of the Punishment of the Crime of Forgery may take place, as to the Wisdom of Parliament shall seem expedient:"

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

Wages, Petition of Weavers of Limerick respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the unemployed Weavers of the City of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of the Insufficiency of Compensation for their Labour when in Employ; and praying their Lordships "to direct their humane Attention to the Improvement of the depressed and suffering Wants of the Manufacturers of this Kingdom:"

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

Distress of the Country, Petitions respecting: (Dursley:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitant Householders of the Town and Parish of Dursley, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Petitioners distressed State into their most serious and immediate Consideration, and by a timely and judicious Reduction of Taxation, and also by an Equalization of the Parochial Burthens, either by a general Rate throughout the Kingdom, or upon Counties, Hundreds, or other more extended Districts than at present, or by such other Legislative Enactments, as in the Wisdom of their Lordships shall be deemed expedient, to alleviate their present distressed and ruinous Condition:"

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

London:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Traders, Manufacturers, Ship Owners and other of the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to direct an immediate Enquiry into the Extent and Causes of the general Distress that now unhappily prevails throughout the Kingdom, in order that their Lordships may be enabled to apply those Remedies which, in their Wisdom, may appear best calculated to arrest and remove the Evils complained of:"

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

Launditch:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Hundred of Launditch, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will forthwith effect the total Repeal of the Malt Tax, a Tax which has materially tended to demoralize the Habits and abridge the Comforts of the People, has deprived the hard-working Artisan and Labourer of that constitutional Beverage, Home-brewed Beer, together with the social Enjoyments afforded by it to their Families; and that their Lordships will institute a rigid Enquiry into every Department of the State, with a view to reform any Abuses which, through the Operation of Time or other Causes, may have crept into the Institutions of the Country, and make such Retrenchment in the profligate Expenditure of the Government as shall be co-equal with the altered Value of the Currency, which the Exigencies of the Times, the Safety of the State, and the Welfare of the Community imperiously demands:"

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

Wootton Underedge.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Wootton Underedge, in the County of Gloucester, or its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "to take into their very serious Consideration the extremely distressed State of our Country in general, and of the Manufacturing Districts in particular, and to abate or remove those Taxes and Monopolies which enhance the Price of Bread and Beer; that their Lordships will either not renew The East India Company's Charter, or to grant them another on such Conditions only as may leave full Scope for individual Commercial Enterprize in all Parts of the World, and not allow the Lives or Fortunes, Trade of Liberties of British Subjects, to lie at the Mercy of Monopolists of any Description; and that their Lordships will adopt Measures for the Suppression of the burning of Widows, the Murder of Female Infants, and the Exposure of the Sick to die on the Banks of Rivers; and to discourage the Public Celebration of idolatrous Ceremonies by the Authority of the said Company:"

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

Coals carried Coastwise, Petition from

Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers, Dyers and Dressers of the City of Norwich, whose Names are

Norwich for Repeal of Duty on, referred to Com ee on the Coal Trade.

thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to repeal the Tax which is now levied upon Coals that are carried Coastwise:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee appointed to take into Consideration the State of the Coal Trade in the United Kingdom, together with the Duties of all Descriptions and Charges affecting the same, as well in the Port of London as in the several other Ports of the United Kingdom.

Poor Laws, Petition from Caher against Introduction of, into Ireland.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landowners and Landholders of the Parish of Caher, County of Tipperary, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will pass no Bill for enacting Poor Laws in Ireland:"

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

Labourers Wages, Petition from Darlaston respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Darlaston, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to amend the Laws between Masters and Servants, so as effectually to put a Stop to the illicit Practice of paying Servants Wages otherwise than in Money:"

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

Lords summoned.

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

Adjourn.

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