Journal of the House of Lords Volume 26, 1741-1746. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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December 1745 21-31
DIE Lunæ, 23o Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.
His Majesty's Answer to Address.
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House, of Thursday last; and that, in Answer thereto, His Majesty was pleased to say, He thanks the House of Lords, for this fresh Mark of their Zeal and Affection for His Person and Government, and has the firmest Reliance on their vigorous Support: His Majesty assures this House, that the Confidence they repose in Him shall be made Use of only for the Defence and Security of His Kingdoms."
Sir Narborough D'Aeth & al. Pet. referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Narborough D'Aeth Baronet and Dame Anne his Wife, and Richard Haddock Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting the Manor of Rookesly, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of North Cray with Ruxley, Pauls Cray, and Dartford, in the County of Kent, Part of the Real Estate of the Petitioner Sir Narborough and of Sir Thomas D' Aeth Baronet his late Father, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of the said Sir Narborough, in him and his Trustee, discharged of the Uses and Trusts in the said Settlement:
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. Baron Clarke; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.
Inkpen Common Fields, enclosing, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, and an Award, for enclosing and dividing certain Common Fields, within the Parish of Inkpen, in the County of Berks."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the Second Day of Meeting after the approaching Recess, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.
Sir H. Vincent & al. Leave for a Bill:
After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Henry Vincent Baronet and Francis Vincent Esquire, his only Son and Heir Apparent; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:
It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Francis Vincent Esquire to make a Jointure on any future Marriage, and Provision for his Daughters and Younger Sons."
Gulielmus Lee Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius de Banco Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, septimum diem Januarii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.