Journal of the House of Lords Volume 24, 1732-1737. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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April 1736, 21-30
DIE Mercurii, 21o Aprilis.
Craik against Craik.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in John Sallom Gentleman and his Heirs a Reversion in Fee of Lands and Hereditaments therein mentioned, in the County of Lancaster, forfeited by Gabriel Hesketh, attainted of High Treason."
Spirituous Liquors, Bill.
Purray's Nat. Bill.
The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Purray," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, as also the Petition of John Anthony Merle, to them referred; and had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."
Recovery of Small Debts in London, Bill.
The Order of the Day being read, for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the City of London, and Liberties thereof."
Morgan against Perkins & al.:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Morgan, of the Town of Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan, Gentleman; complaining of a Decree of the Chancery of the Great Sessions for the Counties of Glamorgan, Brecon, and Radnor, made the 10th Day of September last, in a Cause wherein William Perkins and Anne his Wife, and Elizabeth Morgan Spinster, were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant, William Morgan Esquire, and Robert Powell, Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellant may have such further Relief as to the great Wisdom of this House shall seem meet:" As also upon the several Answers of the said William Perkins and Anne his Wife, William Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan, and Robert Powell, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree complained of in the said Appeal be, and is hereby, affirmed; with this Variation, videlicet, Instead of these Words ["out of the Fund reported to be received"], these Words be inserted ["which were charged upon the Fund reported to be received];" and with this Addition; (videlicet,) "That in case the Money paid by the Appellant and his Testatrix, for Debts, Legacies, and Funeral Expences, and the Principal Money and Interest which he is by the said Decree ordered to pay, shall exceed the whole Money received by him and his Testatrix out of the Personal Estate of the Testator, and the Value of such specific Goods as came to his or her Hands or Use, this Decree and the Affirmance thereof are to be without Prejudice to any Claim the Appellant may have to be reimbursed the Surplus out of the Real Estate of the said Testator."
Justices, &c. of Lanerk, Pet. against Glasgow Duty on Beer Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of the Justices of the Peace, Commissioners of the Land Tax, and Heretors, of the Shire of Lanerk; praying to be heard, by Counsel, against the Bill for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots on every Pint of Ale and Beer sold in the City of Glasgow:
Reessen Nat. Bill.
DIE Jovis, 22o Aprilis.
Importation and Exportation of Fish, Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to render the Law more effectual, for preventing the Importation of Fresh Fish taken by Foreigners; and to explain so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, as relates to Ships exporting Fish to the Ports of The Mediterranean Sea; and for the better Preservation of the Fry of Lobsters on the Coasts of Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Smith to take the Name of Allgood.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable George Allgood Esquire, lately called George Smith, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Allgood only, pursuant to the Will of George Allgood Gentleman, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Spirituous Liquors, Bill.
Causes put off.
Irvine Duty on Beer, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer brewed, or brought into, and sold within the Town of Irvine, and Liberties thereof; and for laying a Duty of One Penny Sterling upon every Ton, or Ten Horse Loads, of Coals, carried to the Harbour of the said Town, and shipped there for Transportation."
Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
Reessen takes the Oaths for Naturalization.
Purry's Nat. Bill:
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
Persons who have omitted to take the Oaths for Offices, to indemnify, Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and for amending so much of an Act, passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as requires Persons to qualify themselves for Offices before the End of the next Term or Quarter Sessions; and also for enlarging the Time limited by Law for making and subscribing the Declaration against Transubstantiation; and for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees."
Ixworth Common, to enclose, Bill.
Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Field and Plots of Commonable Lands, and for stinting the Common, or Heath, in the Manor of Ixworth, within the Parish of Ixworth, in the County of Suffolk," which is appointed to meet on Saturday next, be put off to Monday Sevennight.