Journal of the House of Lords Volume 30, 1760-1764. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 2o Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Cheslyn against Cheslyn.
The Answer of Peter Courtney Cheslyn, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Richard Cheslyn and Edward Cheslyn, was brought in.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
The King present:
His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands, to let the House of Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."
Who being come, with their Speaker;
He, after a Speech to His Majesty, delivered the Money Bills to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:
"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-two; and for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of the Right Honourable Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the House of Commons in the last Five Parliaments."
"2. An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for allowing Time for the Payment of the Stamp Duties omitted to be paid upon Admissions into Corporations or Companies, and Appointments to Offices therein; and for the Relief of William Earle, in respect of a Quantity of White Salt lost by the Wreck of a Ship near the Harbour of Dublin."
"3. An Act for better securing the Payment of the Sums of Money directed, by an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, to be applied in Augmentation of the Salaries of the Puisne Judges in the Court of King's Bench, the Judges in the Court of Common Pleas, the Barons of the Coif in the Court of Exchequer at Westminster, and the Justices of Chester, and the Great Sessions for the Counties in Wales, for the Time being."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
"4. An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards defraying the Charge of the Pay of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England when unembodied, and of the Cloathing of that Part of the said Militia now unembodied, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-two."
"5. An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, upon the Sea Coasts, in the Counties of Kent, Sussex, and Southampton, on which Forts and Batteries have been erected for the Defence of the said Coasts, in Trustees, for certain Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"6. An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Colony of Nova Scotia in America."
"7. An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service; and for extending the Provisions thereof to His Majesty's Colonies in America."
"8. An Act for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served, or shall serve, for the Time therein mentioned, as Officers, or Soldiers, in His Majesty's Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America."
"9. An Act to amend so much of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, "An Act for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes made against shooting in Guns; and for the Preservation of the Game of Pheasants and Partridges; and against the destroying of Hares with Hare-Pipes, and tracing Hares in the Snow," as relates to the Preservation of House Doves and Pigeons, by making the Manner of convicting such Person or Persons as shall offend therein more easy and expeditious."
"10. An Act to prevent the committing of Thefts and Frauds by Persons navigating Bum Boats and other Boats upon the River Thames."
"11. An Act for the keeping regular, uniform, and annual Registers of all Parish Poor Infants, under a certain Age within the Bills of Mortality."
"12. An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolments of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."
"13. An Act to indemnify such as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and for the making and filing of Affidavits of Articles of Clerkship.
"14. An Act for enabling the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to make an Adjournment of the said Court for such Time, betwixt the Twentieth Day of December and the Fifteenth Day of January, Yearly, as they shall judge most convenient, not exceeding Twenty Days."
"15. An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint George the Martyr, Saint George Bloomsbury, that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holbourn which lies in the County of Middlesex, the several Liberties of The Rolls and Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which lies in the County of Middlesex; and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"16. An Act for draining and preserving certain low Lands called The Fens, lying on both Sides of the River Witham in the County of Lincoln; and for restoring and maintaining the Navigation of the said River, from the High Bridge in the County of Lincoln, through the Borough of Boston, to the Sea."
"17. An Act for enlarging and improving the North East Avenue of London Bridge."
"18. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull."
"19. An Act to empower the Commissioners and Trustees (named and appointed by and in Pursuance of an Act of Parliament, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for completing the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover in the County of Kent; and for restoring the Harbour of Rye in the County of Sussex to its ancient Goodness," so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye) to let the Sea and Tides into a new Cut, or Channel, made in Pursuance of the said Act of the Tenth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, as far as a Wall called Winchilsea Wall."
"20. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for continuing several Acts relating to the Harbour of Liverpool; and for enlarging the said Harbour, by making an additional Dock, and building a Pier in the Open Harbour there; and for enlightening the said Dock, and for making another Dock, with proper Piers, in the said Harbour; and for erecting Lighthouses and other proper Lights in or near the Port of Liverpool."
"21. An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of several Acts of Parliament, relating to the Harbour of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland, and to the Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of Whitehaven; and for further enlarging the said Harbour; and for lighting the said Town, and supplying the same with Water, and for regulating the Carmen there; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Road from Calder Bridge to Egremont, and directing how the said Road shall be repaired; and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County."
"22. An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts made for cleansing and enlightening the Streets of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and for preventing Annoyances therein."
"23. An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Doncaster, through the Parish of Peniston, in the County of York, to Salter's Brook in the County of Chester; and also the Road from Rotherham in the said County of York, to Hartcliffe Hill in the said Parish of Peniston; and for making the said Act more effectual," so far as the same relates to the said Road between Doncaster and Salter's Brook."
"24. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex, through Highgate in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam, to Rye in the said County of Sussex; and from Highgate aforesaid to Cooper's Corner in the said County of Sussex, and to Tubb's Lake in the said County of Kent."
"25. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Bridge called James Deeping Stone Bridge, to Peter's Gate in Stamford in the County of Lincoln, and from thence to the South End of the Town of Morcot in the County of Rutland."
"26. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Meadbrook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts; and also from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish."
"27. An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the North End of Ballingdon Bridge in Sudbury in the County of Suffolk, to the South Gate in Bury Saint Edmunds in the said County."
"28. An Act for amending and widening the Road leading to the High Post Road near the Town of Faversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to the Town and Port of Hythe in the County of Kent, and from Bacon's Water to a certain Lane called Holy Lane in Wincheap near the City of Canterbury."
"29. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers, and also to render more effectual, an Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh; and also the Road from Knockin in the County of Salop, to Llanrhaiader in Mochnant in the County of Denbigh; and to repair and widen several other Roads therein mentioned."
"30. An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge, to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colley Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop."
"31. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads, leading from Cleobury Mortimer, The Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and Worcester."
"32. An Act for explaining and amending so much of Two Acts of the Twenty-seventh and Twentyninth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, as relates to the Road between Hinckley and Coventry."
"33. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, and in the County of the City of Coventry."
"34. An Act for widening, repairing, and amending, the Road from Hesket by Yewes Bridge to Cockermouth, and from thence by Lorton, over Whinlatter, to Keswick in the County of Cumberland, and from Keswick by Dummail Rays and Ambleside to Kirby in Kendall in the County of Westmorland, and from Plumbgarth's Cross near Kirby in Kendall aforesaid to the Lake called Windermere in the County of Westmorland, and from Keswick aforesaid to the Town of Penrith in the County of Cumberland."
"35. An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Burleigh Bridge in the Town of Loughborough, to Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester; and for repairing and widening the Road branching out of the said Road at Coleorton Church over Coleorton Moor, and through Worthington and Sutton Bonington, to Rempston in the Counties of Leicester and Nottingham."
"36. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kirby Steven High Lane Head in the County of Westmorland, through Sedbergh, to Greeta Bridge in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and from Bracken Bar Gate near Askrigg in the County of York, through Sedbergh, to Kirby Kendal; and also the Road from The Four Lane Ends in Marthwaite, to the Turnpike Road on Grayrigg House, leading from Appleby to Kirkby Kendal in the said County of Westmorland."
"37. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Cosham in the County of Southampton, to the City of Chichester."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words, (videlicet,)
"Le Roy le veult."
"38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Manor of Shenley Brookend, in the Parish of Shenley, in the County of Bucks."
"39. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Madows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Quorndon, in the County of Leicester."
"40. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Commons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Portesham, in the County of Dorset."
"41. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor, or Common, within the Manor of Evenwood, and Chapelry of Saint Helen's Auckland, and County of Durham."
"42. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Pastures, and Pieces or Parcels of Meadow and Pasture Ground, in the Lordship of Sproatley in Holderness, in the County of York."
"43. An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement for enclosing Common Fields, Commons, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships or Hamlets of Dringhoe, Upton, and Brough, in the Parish of Skipsea in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York."
"44. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Towcester, with the Hamlets of Wood Burcott, and Caldecote, in the County of Northampton."
"45. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Moors, and Common Grounds, in the Township of Rotherham, in the County of York."
"46. An Act for enclosing and dividing several Open Fields and Commonable Lands within the Manor and Parish of Wintringham, in the County of Lincoln."
"47. An Act for repealing Part, and explaining and amending other Parts, of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and for empowering the Guardian and Trustees, named in the said Will, to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecon, during the Minority of his Children."
"48. An Act for confirming a Partition of so many of the Estates of Charles late Duke of Somerset, deceased, as were by him settled and devised to the Use of Frances late Marchioness of Granby, and of Charlotte Countess of Aylesford, his Two Daughters, and their Issue, in strict Settlement, with several Remainders over; and for vesting and settling the entire Premises to the several Uses therein mentioned; and for the several other Purposes therein mentioned."
"49. An Act for rectifying a Mistake in the Name of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made upon the Marriage of the Right Honourable William Earl of Harrington, with the Right Honourable Carolina Countess of Harrington his Wife."
"50. An Act for explaining and amending the Marriage Settlement of Edward Lord Winterton in the Kingdom of Ireland, by empowering him to sell Part of the Estates, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Norfolk, therein comprised; and for laying out the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, of equal or greater Value, to be settled to the Uses of the said Marriage Settlement; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"51. An Act to enable Sir Nicholas Hacket Carew Baronet to grant a Lease or Leases of Part of his settled Estate, for the Improvement thereof, pursuant to a Contract by him entered into for that Purpose."
"52. An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage, with the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, at Southgate in the Parish of Edmonton, and at Frian Barnett in the County of Middlesex, and at East Barnett in the County of Hertford, late Part of the Estate of James Colebrooke Esquire, deceased, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Sir George Colebrooke Baronet, in him and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Surrey and Middlesex, of equal Value, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."
"53. An Act for discharging certain Leasehold Houses and Tenements, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Humfreys Ram Esquire, from the Trusts of that Settlement; and for settling Freehold Houses, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."
"54. An Act for vesting a Tost or Scite of a Copyhold House in Richmond in the County of Surry, lately pulled down, in Trustees, to be sold, leased, or otherwise disposed of, for the Benefit of the Persons claiming under the Will of Matthias Perkins Gentleman, deceased; and for empowering John Perkins his Son, to make such Leases of his Estate at Richmond and Tuddington as are therein mentioned."
"55. An Act for discharging divers Lands, Estates, and Hereditaments, devised by the Will of Thomas Ruggles Esquire, deceased, from the Uses and Trusts of the said Will; and for settling other Lands and Tenements, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses."
"56. An Act for vesting the settled Estate late of Ralph Jenison Esquire, deceased, at Great Walworth in the County of Durham, in Trustees, in Trust, to be conveyed to John Dixon Gentleman and his Heirs, pursuant to a Decree and subsequent Orders of the Court of Chancery at Durham."
"57. An Act to enable Joseph Fell Esquire to make a Lease of a Farm and Lands in Walthamstowe, in the County of Essex, for a Term of Ninety-nine Years."
"58. An Act to enable John Holden Gentleman, and Thomas Holden his Son, an Infant, and their Trustees, to raise the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, upon certain Estates in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, or on a sufficient Part thereof, to be applied for the Purposes therein mentioned."
"59. An Act for vesting Two Acres of Land in Walton upon Thames in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed to the Executors of Samuel Dicker Esquire, for the Benefit of Mary Delver, an Infant."
"60. An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Igborough, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the settled Estate late of Henry Ord Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to convey the same to James Nelthorpe Esquire and his Heirs; and to lay out the Money to be paid for the same in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses therein mentioned."
"61. An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Parish of Saint Botolph Billingsgate, London, late the Estate of William Clapham Gentleman, in Trustees, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."
"62. An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Carew of Crowcombe in the County of Somerset Esquire; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."
"63. An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John Weller Esquire, deceased, lying in the Counties of Kent and Chester, in Trustees, to be sold, to pay off Encumbrances affecting the same; and to lay out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale (if any) in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the Will of the said John Weller."
"64. An Act to enable William Richards and Edward Richards, Infants, and their Heirs, to take and use the Surname and bear the Arms of Powell, pursuant to the Will of Roger Powell Esquire, deceased."
"65. An Act to enable Charles Smith, an Infant, lately called Charles Loraine, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Richard Smith Esquire, deceased."
"66. An Act for naturalizing Luke Wettstein, Peter Texier Junior, and Daniel Goy."
"67. An Act for naturalizing John Doerner."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words, (videlicet,)
"Soit fait comme il est desiré."
Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:
His Majesty's Speech.
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"The Publick Business for which you were assembled being now happily concluded, the advanced Season of the Year calls upon Me to put an End to this Session of Parliament; which I cannot do without expressing the highest Approbation of the Zeal, Unanimity, and Dispatch, which have so signally appeared in the Course of your Proceedings.
"At the Opening of this Session, I informed you, that it had been My earnest Wish to restore the Blessings of Peace to My People; but that it was My fixed Resolution, with your Concurrence and Support, to carry on the War in the most effectual Manner, till that desireable Object could be obtained upon equitable and honourable Conditions. My Sentiments in both these respects continue invariably the same; and I have the Satisfaction to find them confirmed by the unanimous Voice of My Parliament.
"The Declaration which Motives of Humanity have engaged the Emperor of Russia to make to all the Courts in that Alliance, and the great and happy Change in the Situation of My Ally the King of Prussia give us just Reason to hope, that the other Belligerant Powers may be induced to entertain the same pacifick Dispositions. On the other Hand, our Rupture with Spain, notwithstanding My utmost Endeavours to prevent it, and the violent and unprovoked Attack with which the Dominions of My ancient Ally the King of Portugal are threatened, sufficiently evince the Wisdom and Necessity of that Firmness and Resolution in My Parliament, which have enabled Me to continue Our Military Operations without the least Interruption or Delay, and considerably to augment My Fleets and Armies in those Parts in which our Enemies can be most sensibly distressed. The signal Success of My Arms in the Conquest of Martinico, and the Acquisition of many other valuable Settlements in The West Indies, have, under the Blessing of God, been the happy Consequences of these Measures. I trust in the Divine Providence, that they will be attended with still further Advantages, until the Powers at War with Us shall be disposed to such Terms of Accommodation, as the Dignity and just Rights of My Crown, and the future Security and Commercial Interests of My Subjects, will permit Me to accept.
"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
"When I consider the ample Supplies which you have granted, I cannot but lament the heavy Burdens which the Necessities of the Publick Service have obliged you to impose upon My People. From this Consideration, I have endeavoured, in every Instance, to restrain My Demands within as narrow Bounds as the Difficulties in which I found Myself involved would allow. From the same Motive, My utmost Care shall be employed to exert the most exact Œconomy, consistent with the Safety of My Kingdoms, and the good Faith and Honour of My Crown.
"I return you My particular Thanks, for the Proof which you have given of your Regard to Me and to My Family, in the ample Provision you have made for the Queen; whose Virtues and Affection to this Country will, I am confident, be found to deserve it.
My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"I have the fullest Persuasion, that you will continue to dissuse in your several Counties that Spirit of Concord which you have yourselves so steadily exerted in Parliament: And you may be assured, that I will, on My Part, return your Zeal and Affection for My Person and Government, by a constant Attention to whatever may contribute to the Ease of My Subjects; and that it is My ardent Wish, to found the Glories of My Reign on the Union of My People, and on the Welfare and Prosperity of these My Kingdoms."
Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the 15th Day of July next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the 15th Day of July next."