Journal of the House of Lords Volume 27, 1746-1752. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
January 1750, 1-10
DIE Mercurii, 10o Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.
Committees E Bradford's, Bill.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Committees of Thomas Earl of Bradford, a Lunatic, to lay out Part of his Personal Estate in the Purchase of Lands and Estates of Inheritance, for the Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, be revived, and meet on Tuesday next, and that the Lord Viscount Townshend and the Lord North and Guilford be added thereunto.
Musgrave & al Petition for a Bill to sell Hylton's Estates, & al referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Anne Musgrave, Widow of Sir Richard Musgrave Baronet, deceased, and Sister of John Hylton late of Hylton Castle in the County of Durham Esquire, deceased, and of Sir Richard Hylton Baronet, formerly called Sir Richard Musgrave, Eldest Son or the said Dame Anne Musgrave, Dorothy Hylton Spinster, and Elizabeth Younghusband Widow, Sisters of the said John Hylton, deceased, for themselves and on the Behalf of the Younger Sons of the said Sir Richard Musgrave, deceased, by the said Dame Anne, and also on the Behalf of the Infant Children of Catherine Briscoe, another Sister of the said John Hylton, Hylton Lawson and Thomas Rudd Esquires, Trustees named in the Will of the said John Hylton, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Estates of the said John Hylton, to raise Money, to discharge his Debts and Legacies, and to enable the said Sir Richard Musgrave to take and use the Surname of Hylton, and the Arms thereunto belonging.
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 Legge, with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.
Nisbet & al. Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of William Nisbet of Dirle ton Esquire, for himself and on Behalf of William Nisbet his only Son, in respect of his Infancy, Walter Nisbet of Craigintinny Esquire, Sir Alexander Nisbet of Dean Baronet, for himself and on Behalf of Henry and John Nisbet his Sons, in respect of their Infancy, and John Nisbet Writer in Edinburgh, Grandson of Sir Patrick Nisbet of Dean, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for making an Exchange of certain Lands and Estates, in the County of Haddington, belonging to Sir John Nisbet of Dirleton aforesaid Knight, deceased, for other Lands, of the same Extent or Value, belonging to the Petitioner William Nisbet, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench and Mr Justice Dennison, with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.
E. Anglesey & al peremptorily to Answer Phipps's Appeal.
The House was informed, "That Richard Earl of Anglesey and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Constantine Phipps Esquire, had not put in their Answer thereunto, though daly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose"
And thereupon an Affidavit, made by Euseby Stratford of the City of Dublin Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order, being read.
Ordered, That the Respondents to the said Appeal do peremptorily put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Appeal, in a Week.
Sinclair & al. peremptorily to answer Davidson's Appeal.
The House was likewise informed, "That Henry Sinclair and others, Respondents to the Appeal of James Davidson Bookseller in Edinburgh, had not put in their Answer thereunto, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose.
And thereupon an Affidavit, made by John Davidson Junior, Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order, being read.
Ordered, That the Respondents to the said Appeal do peremptorily put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in a Week.
Plunket against Ld Viscount Kingsland & al.
After hearing Counsel in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Plunket of Portmarnock in the County of Dublin Gentleman, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 3d of December 1748, to which Henry Lord Viscount Kingsland, Francis Lord Baron of Athunry, and Thomas Wakeley Esquire, are Respondents.
It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, and the Counsel to be called in at One o'Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, undecimum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.