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29 November 1830

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 29 November 1830', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 63: 1830-1831, pp. 135-138. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16941 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 29° Novembris 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux.
Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire,
Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Ailesbury.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Mayo.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Morley.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Dudley.
Vicecom. Duncan.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

Sir R. B. Honyman v. Campbell et al.

The Answer of Elizabeth Campbell or Honyman, to the Petition and Appeal of Sir Richard Bempde Johnston Honyman Baronet, was this Day brought in.

Bp. Bangor takes the Oaths.

This Day Christopher Lord Bishop of Bangor took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Hamilton to enter into a Recog ce on Mahon's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Hamilton of Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Darcy Mahon Esquire, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they being in Ireland:"

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

Fraser v. Vans Agnew.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Fraser Esquire is Appellant, and Patrick Vans Agnew is Respondent:"

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

Sir R. B. Honyman v. Campbell et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Richard Bempde Johnston Honyman Baronet is Appellant, and Elizabeth Campbell, and others, are Respondents:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions for regulating Grants for: (Kilgeevir:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Kilgeevir, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to withhold the Grants for the Purposes of the Education of the Poor in Ireland from the "Society for the Promotion of the Education of the Poor of Ireland;" and that some other System may be devised to render the said Grants available to the Petitioners, who, in addition to the Support of their own Clergy and Schools, have Tithes, Church Rates, Grand Jury and Vestry Cesses, and all those other Taxes to pay which periodically reduce the People of Ireland to the lowest State of Misery:"

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

Aughagoure

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholics of the Parish of Aughagoure, in the County of Mayo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to grant the Petitioners a fair Proportion of the Public Money for the Education of their Poor:"

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

Kilvine.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Parishioners of Kilvine, in the County of Mayo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to devise such Measures as will give to all the Benefit of the Grants of Public Money for the Education of the Poor in Ireland, without the Necessity of complying with Rules repugnant to their Feelings and contrary to their Faith:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Plymouth, &c:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Christian Ministers, being Members of the National Establishment or Trinitarian Protestant Dissenters, officiating in Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse, in the County of Devon, and their Vicinities, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to enact such Measures as may seem meet for promoting the Moral and Spiritual Improvement of their oppressed Fellow Subjects, by providing for the speedy Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions:"

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

Maenclochog:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters worshipping at Maenclochog Chapel, in the County of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tadcaster:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Tadcaster, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, Commonhall Street, Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ebenezer Chapel, Birmingham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Ebenezer Chapel, in the Town of Birmingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cannon St. Chapel, Birmingham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting in Cannon Street, Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cardigan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Protestant Dissenting Church of the Independent Persuasion meeting at the Town of Cardigan, in South Wales, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Berkamsted:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters, and others, Inhabitants of Berkamsted St. Peter, in the County of Hertford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Halifax:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination of the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Blackley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination meeting for Divine Worship at Blackley, in the Parish of Halifax, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Heptonstall:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of the General Baptist Congregations of Heptonstall, Slack and Birchescliffe, near Hebden Bridge, in the Parish of Halifax and County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wadsworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants, Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Particular Baptists meeting at Wainsgate, in the Township of Wadsworth, in the Parish of Halifax, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Delph:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Delph, in Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bedale:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination at Bedale, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rishworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination of the Township of Rishworth, in the Parish of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Duddington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Duddington, in the County of Northampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kirkby Kendall:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Burgh of Kirkby Kendall, in the County of Westmorland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Edmonton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Edmonton, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hanley & Shelton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Hanley and Shelton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wallingford:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Wallingford, in the County of Berks, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Colonial Slavery:"

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

Great Gransden:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters assembling at the Particular Baptist Meeting House in Great Gransden, in the County of Huntingdon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to adopt effectual and decisive Measures for the immediate Melioration of the present Condition of the Slaves, and to prepare them for a Participation of those Civil and Religious Rights and Privileges which are enjoyed by other Classes of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the final Abolition of Slavery:"

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

Wells:

Upon reading the Petition of the Dissenters in the City of Wells, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as may secure the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery throughout all the Colonies of the British Empire, and to make such provisional Enactments as shall be necessary fully to secure these Ends, and to promote the Interest of all Parties who may be affected by the great Measure of Emancipation:"

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

Ruthin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of the Congregations of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent and Baptist Denominations in Ruthin and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Denbigh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "without Delay, to adopt efficient Measures for the total, the unqualified and the immediate Abolition of Slavery throughout His Majesty's Dominions:"

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

Parwick:

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of Parwick, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mount Zion Chapel, HarpersHill:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation meeting in Mount Zion Chapel, Harpers-Hill, Birmingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Shirley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Shirley, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Edlaston:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Villages of Edlaston and Wyaston, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Uttoxeter:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Congregational Order meeting for Divine Worship in Uttoxeter, in the County of Stafford, and other Inhabitants of the same Place and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "for the Abolition of Colonial Slavery; and that their Lordships will appoint a Day, not far distant, after which all Children born within the British Dominions shall be free:"

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

Northleach:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Northleach, in the County of Gloucester, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt effectual Measures for the immediate Alleviation and eventually the complete Extinction of British Colonial Slavery:"

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

St. Hilary & Marazion:

Upon reading the Petition of the Vicar, Churchwardens and Parishioners of Saint Hilary, in the County of Cornwall, and of The Mayor, Corporation and Inhabitants of the Town of Marazion, within the said Parish, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt Legislative Measures for the effectual and entire Abolition of the whole System of Colonial Slavery at the earliest safe and practicable Period, and that in the mean time their Lordships will enforce in all the Colonies such Regulations as may tend to ameliorate the Condition of the Negroes, and prepare them for the Privileges enjoyed by other Classes of His Majesty's Subjects:"

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

Hertford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Hertford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give Effect to the Resolutions for the Abolition of Slavery by Parliamentary Enactments which shall secure its total Abolition throughout the British Colonies at the earliest Period that may be compatible with the Welfare of the Persons who have been so long deprived of their natural and inalienable Rights:"

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

Bedford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation assembling at the Old Meeting House, and other Inhabitants of the Town of Bedford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their immediate Consideration the best Means of extinguishing totally and for ever, at the very earliest Opportunity, Slavery in the West Indies, a System which is so degrading to Humanity, contrary to Justice and sound Policy, unworthy of a civilized Age, and repugnant to the Spirit of Christianity:"

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

Spalding:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Spalding and its Vicinity, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to adopt such peremptory Measures as will lead to the immediate Amelioration and complete Abolition of Slavery at an early Period:"

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

Bradford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the General Baptist Persuasion assembling in Queenshead Chapel, in the Parish of Bradford and County of York, and of the Inhabitants in the immediate Vicinity of the above Chapel, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "to fix an early Period when every Slave shall be free, when every future Generation of this unfortunate Race shall be raised to a Participation of all the Rights of His Majesty's British Subjects, and when every Vestige of this unhallowed Scheme shall become entirely extinct, and not a single Slave shall live under the British Sway:"

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

South St. Chapel, Sheffield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist New Connexion Congregation assembled at South Street Chapel, in Sheffield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Scotland St. Chapel, Sheffield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist New Connexion Congregation assembled at Scotland Street Chapel, in Sheffield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Peniston:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist New Connexion Congregation assembled at Green Moor Chapel, in the Parish of Peniston, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ecclesfield:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist New Connexion Congregation assembled at Potterhill Chapel, in the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "immediately to adopt Measures for the utter Extinction of Slavery, and the Extension of all the Blessings of Freedom to the utmost Limits of the British Empire:"

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

North Ferriby:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of North Ferriby, in the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish the present disgraceful System of Colonial Slavery, which has long continued a just Cause for Feelings of Shame and Regret, and which has deprived so many Human Beings and Fellow Subjects of a Participation in those manifold Civil and Religious Privileges our excellent Constitution affords:"

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

Holme upon Spaldingmoor:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Holme upon Spaldingmoor, in the East Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to lose no Time in adopting such Measures as may be best calculated to give Freedom to the Slave, and at the same Time Security to the Cultivator:"

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

Knutsford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Knutsford and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "that speedy and decisive Measures may be taken towards the Accomplishment of the utter Extinction of Slavery; and that their Lordships will enact a Law that the Children of Slaves born after the 1st of January 1832 shall be free; and that such Laws be repealed as give a Bounty upon Slavery, by imposing a less Duty on the Produce of the Slave Colonies of Mauritius and the West Indies than on that of other Parts of His Majesty's Foreign Dominions; and that such Means may be used as their Lordships shall deem advisable, in order to secure the same important and righteous End:"

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

Kirk Ireton.

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Kirk Ireton, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take such Steps as may be necessary in order to confer as soon as possible the same Privileges upon the Petitioners Black Fellow Subjects; and that their Lordships will fix an early Day after which no Child shall be born a Slave within the Dominions of a British King:"

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

West India Property, Petition from Glasgow for Protection of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Planters, Merchants and others, of the City of Glasgow, connected with the West India Colonies, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, as their Property in the West India Colonies is held by the same Tenure and on the same Security as any other Property in the British Dominions - the solemn Sanction of Law - so they are clearly entitled to the same Protection, and upon every Principle of Law as well as of Justice no Infringement on their Property may be countenanced, under any Plea or Pretext whatever, without ample Compensation being guaranteed by the Nation at large:"

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 Thursday next.

Union with Ireland, Petition from Bellclare for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Bellclare, in the County of Galway, of all Religious Persuasions, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for an immediate Repeal of the Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland; and that His Majesty may be advised again to assemble the Irish Parliament to sit in Dublin:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition from Billingshurst in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Billingshurst, Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to devise such Measures as shall ensure to the People a full, fair and equal Representation in Parliament:"

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

Regency Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Friday last, "That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Administration of the Government in case the Crown should descend to Her Royal Highness The Princess Alexandrina Victoria, Daughter of His late Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, being under the Age of Eighteen Years; and for the Care and Guardianship of Her Person," on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday the 9th of December next.

Select Com ee on the Poor Laws appointed:

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

It was moved, "That a Select Committee be appointed to consider of the Poor Laws; and to report their Observations thereupon from Time to Time to the House."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Lords following be appointed a Select Committee to consider of the Poor Laws; and to report their Observations thereupon from Time to Time to the House:

E. Rosslyn.
E. Falmouth.
L. Dacre.
L. Stourton.
L. King.
L. Vernon.
L. Suffield.
L. Auckland.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Sheffield.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Wynford.
D. Richmond.
D. Wellington.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Camden.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Stanhope.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Malmesbury.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at One o'Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Com ee to appoint a Chairman.

Ordered, That the said Committee do appoint their own Chairman.

Adjourn.

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