Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 62, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Die Mercurii, 28 Aprilis 1830.
Sir A. I. Cochrane v. Dr. Ramsay.
M'Gavin v. Stewart: Same v. same.
Morrison et al. v. Mitchell.
Wallis's Divorce Bill.
The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Wallis Esquire with Charlotte Augusta Amelia his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned;
"Yes. On Saturday the 3d of April now instant, I served Mrs. Wallis with an examined Copy of the Bill, which I had previously compared with the original Bill in the Parliament Office on the preceding Day; and I served her at the same Time with a Copy of the Order of this House for the Second Reading."
"Yes. I received of the Defendant's Agents £2,000, the Amount of Damages awarded, together with the Costs; which in January last, having received them the preceding Month, I paid over to Mr. Wallis, or to his Banker for his Use."
"The same was delivered in and read; being an Office Copy of a Record of a Judgement in the Court of King's Bench, in Michaelmas Term, in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, in an Action by Thomas Wallis Esquire against Charles James Nelson Birkett for Trespass, Assault and Criminal Conversation with Charlotte Augusta Amelia the Wife of the said Thomas Wallis, for £2,000 Damages, besides Costs of Suit.
"Thomas Wallis of this Parish, Bachelor, and Charlotte Augusta Amelia Bolton of this Parish, Spinster, were married in this Church, by Banns, this Thirtieth Day of March in the Year One thousand eight hundred and sixteen.
|This Marriage was solemnized between us||Thomas Wallis Charlotte Augusta Amelia Bolton.|
|the Presence of.||C. Bolton. Wm. Holmes.||Henrietta Davies. Elizabeth Holmes."|
"He came to visit the Family from the Acquaintance of Major and Mrs. Goldsmith, from Aberystwith. In their Way to Cheltenham, Major and Mrs. Goldsmith came on their Way to visit Mr. Wallis at Tiberton; they went from thence to Cheltenham, and there I saw Mr. Birkett and Mrs. Logan's Family; he was there with his Mother."
"Soon after he catched her by the Hand, and kissed her once or twice, and said, "My dear, step into the Carriage, we have got no Time to delay;" then he handed her into the Carriage, and got in after her himself."
Mr. Adam stated, "That he did not feel it necessary to trouble their Lordships with further Evidence; but that the Petitioner was in Attendance, in case their Lordships desired to put any Questions to him."
Criminal Laws, Petition from Wisbech for Alteration of.
Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Bankers, and other Inhabitants of the Town of Wisbech, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, both for the better Protection of Property and the invariable Prosecution and adequate Punishment of the heinous Offence of Forgery, the Penalty of Death may be commuted in such Manner as may appear to the Legislature best adapted to effect these important Ends:"
Labourers Wages, Petition from Gloucestershire respecting.
Upon reading the Petition of the Master Manufacturers and Operatives in the Woollen Trade, in the County of Gloucester, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Laws may be made more effectual for the Prevention of the Practice of paying Wages to Workmen by Truck instead of Money, by increased Penalties and more comprehensive Enactments, which shall include both direct and collusive Payments to Workmen either in Goods by Way of Truck, or at Shops in which the Master Manufacturer is either directly or indirectly interested:"
East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from Merchant Venturers, Bristol, & Stoke & Fenton, for opening, referred to East India Com ee.
Upon reading the Petition of The Master, Wardens and Commonalty of Merchant Venturers of the City of Bristol, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That all Monopoly of the Trade of this United Kingdom with India, the Indian Archipelago and China may be abolished; and that British Subjects may be placed in a Situation, in respect to their Intercourse with those Countries, at least upon a Footing of Equality with the Subjects of all other Kingdoms and States:"
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the present State of the Affairs of The East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China.
Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Stoke and Fenton, in the Staffordshire Potteries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into Consideration the Advantages which would be derived from the Opening of the Trade to India and China; and to secure for the Petitioners the Enjoyment of those Rights and Benefits to which they feel themselves entitled in common with the rest of His Majesty's Subjects:"
Malt Duty, Petition from South Erpingham for Repeal of.
Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Owners and Occupiers of Lands, and Inhabitants of the Hundred of South Erpingham, in the County of Norfolk; complaining of the great Distress which pervades all Parts of this Hundred; and praying their Lordships "to repeal the Tax upon Malt:"
Climbing Boys in cleaning Chimnies, Petitions against employing: (Burslem, &c:) Lane-end & Lane-Delph: Hanley & Shelton:
Stoke upon Trent.
And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Stoke upon Trent, Penkull and Fenton, in the Staffordshire Potteries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That they will interpose their Authority to prevent the further Sacrifice of Human Life in the unhealthy and dangerous Work of sweeping Chimneys; and that, in order thereto, the Employment of Climbing Boys may be prohibited by Law:"
Four per Cents. Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for transferring certain Annuities of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum into Annuities of Three Pounds and Ten Shillings or Five Pounds per Centum per Annum."
Haymarket Removal Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for removing the Market at present held for the Sale of Hay and Straw from the Haymarket; and for establishing Markets for the Sale of Hay, Straw and other Articles in York Square, Clarence Gardens and Cumberland Market, in the Parish of Saint Pancras in the County of Middlesex."
Wistow Inclosure Bill:
Berwick Light Dues Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for relieving in certain Cases Vessels entering or sailing from the Port of Berwick-upon-Tweed from the Duties leviable under Two Acts passed in the Forty-sixth and Fifty-fourth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, relating to the Northern Lighthouses."
Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 4 preceding Bills.
Arle, &c. Inclosure Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Tithings of Arle and Arleston otherwise Allstone, in the Parish of Cheltenham, in the County of Gloucester, and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Tithings."
Leonard Stanley Inclosure Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Stanley Saint Leonards otherwise Leonard Stanley, and Eastington, or one them, in the County of Gloucester, and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Parish of Stanley Saint Leonards otherwise Leonard Stanley."
Bp. London's Estate Bill.
Evelyn's Estate Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the granting of Building and other Leases of Freehold Ground and Hereditaments late the Property of Dame Mary Evelyn deceased, in the Parishes of Saint Paul and Saint Nicholas Deptford, in the County of Kent."
Marshall's Estate Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees under the Marriage Settlement of Bouchier Marshall Clerk, deceased, and Elizabeth his Wife, also deceased, to effect a Sale of the Advowson of the Church of Bow otherwise Nymet Tracy, in the County of Devon."
Warriner's Estate Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Estates, of which Gifford Warriner Esquire, a Lunatic, is Tenant in Tail, in Trustees for Sale, and also for effecting a Partition of certain Parts thereof, and for granting Leases."
Sir W. P. Campbell's Estate Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Purves Hume Campbell of Marchmont, Baronet, and the Heirs of Entail of the Lands and Barony of Greenlaw, in the County of Berwick, to grant Feus of Parts of the said Lands and Barony; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
Rawlings's Estate Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the legal Estate in certain Estates late of Mrs. Ann Budgen, formerly vested in Elizabeth Pedder deceased in Mortgage, in Edward Rawlings, the present Mortgagee and Trustee of the Equity of Redemption thereof."
Sir W. G. Cumming's Estate Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling the Entailed Estates of Gordonstown and others, in the Counties of Elgin and Banff, belonging to Sir William Gordon Gordon Cumming Baronet, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and to apply the Price arising therefrom in the Payment of the Debts affecting or that may be made to affect the said Lands and Estates."
Hay's Estate Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and carrying into Execution the Trusts created by the last Will and Testament of John Gwyn, late of the City of Londonderry, Merchant, deceased; and for incorporating the Trustees therein named, for the better and more effectual Execution of the Charities appointed by said Will; and for other Purposes."
Welsh Iron & Mining Co's Estate Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dissolving a certain Partnership Company known by the Name of "The Welsh Iron and Coal Mining Company;" and for enabling the Directors and Trustees thereof to dispose of the Estate and Effects of the Concern, and divide the Surplus, after Payment of Debts and Expences, amongst the Shareholders of the Capital Stock therein; and for other Purposes."
Burns & Grier v. Stewart.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Burns of West Machan and Robert Grier in Raploch, Tacksmen of the Raploch Collieries; complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lords Ordinary in Scotland, of the 10th February, 12th May and 7th December 1824, and 22d January 1825, in so far as the Charge complained of was not thereby simpliciter suspended; also of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, of 12th December 1828 and 3d December 1829; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the First Division, of the 5th of March 1830; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Duncan Stewart, Writer in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"
It is Ordered, That the said Duncan Stewart may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 26th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of his known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.
Hamerton's Divorce Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Medows Hamerton Esquire with Isabella Frances his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes;" be taken into further Consideration To-morrow, and that the Lords be summoned.
Dillon v. Sir W. Parker, Petition to revive on Part of Respondent, referred to Appeal Com ee.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Hyde Parker Baronet, only Brother and Heir at Law of Sir William Parker Baronet deceased, late Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Joseph Dillon Esquire is Appellant; setting forth, "That on the 20th Day of April instant the said Respondent Sir William Parker departed this Life, leaving the Petitioner his only Brother and Heir at Law, and also next Tenant in Tail, under the Will of the Testator Sir Henry John Parker Baronet, of the Estates in question in the said Suit in the Court below and in this Appeal, and of which he is now in Possession: That by the Death of the Petitioner's said Brother, the late Respondent, the Proceedings in the said Appeal are become abated;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that the said Appeal may stand revived in the Name of the Petitioner, (the now Tenant in Tail of the Estates in question,) as Respondent in the Place and Stead of his Brother the late Respondent; and that the Petitioner may have the same Benefit of the said Appeal as his said Brother would or might have had if still living:"
It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.
East Retford Election Bill, Witnesses to attend.
Ordered, That George Worsley, Robert Appleby, Stephen Lawrence, John Uttley, Robert Whatmough, John Hoult, William Cookson, John Crooks, Thomas Butler, John Baker, Broxholme Slaney, Thomas Slaney, Benjamin Scott, William Brown junior, Thomas Leake, John Richardson, Thomas Giles, Thomas Clark, Samuel Brown, Joseph Raynor, Matthew Wass, William Wakefield, John Linegar, John Banks and John Drake, do attend this House forthwith, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford."
D'Oyly's Divorce Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hadley D'Oyly Esquire with Charlotte his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes."
And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."
Petition of Baron of Rokeby, claiming a Right to vote for Peers for Ireland, referred to Com ee for Privileges.
Upon reading the Petition of Matthew Baron of Rokeby, of Armagh, in the County of Armagh, in that Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Ireland; setting forth, "That The Most Reverend Father in God Richard Robinson, Doctor in Divinity, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate and Metropolitan of all Ireland, was, by Letters Patent bearing Date at Dublin the 26th Day of February in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, created Baron of Rokeby, of Armagh, in the County of Armagh, to hold the said Dignity to him and the Heirs Male of his Body, and in default of such Issue, then to Mathew Robinson of West Layton, in the North Riding of the County of York, Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body: That the said Richard Archbishop of Armagh and Baron of Rokeby departed this Life on or about the 10th Day of October 1794, unmarried and without Issue: That the said Mathew Robinson, unto whom and to the Heirs Male of whose Body the said Dignity was as aforesaid limited in default of Heirs Male of the Body of the said Richard First Baron of Rokeby, departed this Life in or about the Month of October 1778, and in the Lifetime of the said Richard, having had Issue by Elizabeth his Wife, formerly Elizabeth Drake, Three Sons; that is to say, Matthew Robinson, Thomas Robinson and Morris Robinson, and other Children: That upon the Decease of the said Richard Archbishop of Armagh and Baron of Rokeby, the said Dignity devolved upon the said Matthew Robinson, (who had assumed the Surname of Morris in addition to and after that of Robinson,) the eldest Son and Heir Male of the said Mathew Robinson: That the said Matthew Second Baron of Rokeby departed this Life on or about the 30th Day of November 1800, unmarried and without Issue: That the said Thomas Robinson, the Second Son of the said Matthew Robinson, and next Brother unto the said Matthew Second Baron of Rokeby, departed this Life in or about the Month of December 1747, unmarried and without Issue: That the said Morris Robinson, the Third Son of the said Matthew Robinson, and next Brother to the said Thomas, departed this Life in or about the Month of October 1777, in the Lifetime of his elder Brother, the said Matthew Second Baron of Rokeby, leaving Issue by Jane his Wife, formerly Jane Greenland, Two Sons; that is to say, Morris Robinson and the Petitioner: That upon the Death of the said Matthew Second Baron of Rokeby as aforesaid, the said Dignity devolved unto the said Morris Robinson, the elder Brother of the Petitioner, who thereupon became the Third Baron of Rokeby; and he the said Morris dying unmarried and without Issue on or about the 19th Day of April 1829, the said Dignity hath devolved unto the Petitioner, as Heir Male of the Body of Mathew Robinson of West Layton aforesaid, Esquire, and in virtue of the Limitations in the aforesaid Letters Patent: That the Petitioner was authorized by His late Majesty's Royal Licence, bearing Date the 3d Day of June 1776, to take and use the Name of Montagu only: That being seized of the said Dignity of Baron of Rokeby, the Petitioner claims in virtue thereof a Right to vote at Elections of Peers of Ireland, to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom"; and therefore praying their Lordships, "That his said Right may be admitted:"
Sir T. M. Wilson's Estate Bill, Petition against:
Upon reading the Petition of Robert Ward, Tenant on the Court Roll of divers Customary or Copyhold Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments lying within and holden of the Manor of Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Thomas Mary on Wilson Baronet, and other Persons successively entitled under the Will and Codicils of the late Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson Baronet, to grant Building Leases of his Estate in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Estates devised by the said Will and Codicils; and for other Purposes relating thereto;" and praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law:"
Bill to be read 2 a.
Sir W. P. Campbell's Estate Bill, Copy of, referred to Judges in Ireland to take a Consent.
Ordered, That a printed Copy of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Purves Hume Campbell of Marchmont, Baronet, and the Heirs of Entail of the Lands and Barony of Greenlaw, in the County of Berwick, to grant Feus of Parts of the said Lands and Barony; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, be, and the same is hereby referred to Mr. Baron Smith, in Ireland, and Mr. Baron Pennefather, in Ireland, who are forthwith to summon Major William Renny at Mount Panther Clough, in Ireland, and to take his Consent to the said Bill, as One of the Guardians of Andrew Wauchope, Son of the deceased John Wauchope, late of The East India Company's Civil Service; and thereafter to report to the House, under their Hands, whether the said Major William Renny has appeared before them the said Mr. Baron Smith and Mr. Baron Pennefather, and consented to the same as such Guardian; and that the said Mr. Baron Smith and Mr. Baron Pennefather do sign the said printed Copy of the said Bill.
Graliame v. Jolly.
Suits in Equity Bill.
It was moved, "That the Order made Yesterday, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity," be read the Third Time on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned;" be now read."
Drummond's Petition claiming the
The Earl of Shaftesbury (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House A Petition of Thomas Drummond of Biddick, in the County of Durham, to His Majesty; praying, "That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to declare the Titles and Dignities of Earl of Perth, Lord Drummond, Stobhall and Montefex, to belong to the Petitioner;" together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House.
"That the Family of Drummond is one of the most ancient and illustrious in Scotland: It was nobilitated in 1487, when Sir John Drummond of Drummond was, by His Majesty King James 3d, created Lord Drummond, and sat in the Parliament of Scotland accordingly as a Peer of that Realm: His Descendant and Heir Male, James the Fourth Lord Drummond, was on the 4th Day of March 1605 created, by King James 6th, (1st of England,) Earl of Perth, Lord Drummond and Stobhall, with Limitation of those Titles to his Heirs Male whatsoever: He died shortly afterwards, viz. in 1611, without Issue Male, and was succeeded, conformably to the aforesaid Limitation of the Honours, by his only Brother John, who thereupon became the Second Earl of Perth, &c.: He died in 1662, leaving James his eldest Son, the next and Third Earl, who deceased in 1675, and was succeeded by James his eldest Son, the Fourth Earl, a Person who, in his Time, was very prominent in the Affairs of State, and was constituted Justice General and High Chancellor of Scotland.
"That this Nobleman, James Fourth Earl of Perth, on the 11th of October 1687 executed a Settlement and strict Entail of his Estate, and soon after, viz. on the 17th November, (1687,) a Charter of Novo Damus was granted to his Son, The Lord Drummond, in Terms of the aforesaid Entail, whereby the Estate, together with the Family Titles, were again limited by another Patent, or Charter of Novo Damus, dated the 7th December 1687, which Charter conferred on him the Titles of Earl of Perth, Lord Drummond, Stobhall and Montefex, and confirmed the Honours and Estates aforesaid to the Earl, "and his eldest lawful Son, and his Heirs Male; whom failing, to the Earl's other Issue Male procreated or to be procreated; whom failing, to the Earl's Brother German John Earl of Melfort, and his Heirs Male; whom failing, to the Heirs Male of John the Second Earl of Perth."
"That by another Charter, dated 13th July 1688, confirmatory of the previous Provisions and Destinations of the Perth Honours and Estates, there was contained a Prohibition to alter the Course of Succession, sell, alienate or dispose of the Lands, a Prohibition to commit Treason, with divers other irritant and resolutive Clauses, to protect the Honours and Estates from Forfeiture or Eviction.
"That the said James Fourth Earl of Perth died in 1716, leaving James his eldest Son and Heir, entitled to be the Fifth Earl, who died shortly after his Father, viz. in 1717, leaving James his eldest Son and Heir, the Sixth Earl.
"That the said James the Sixth Earl, who was reported to have died of his Wounds received in the Battle of Culloden in 1745, did not so die at the Time propagated, but lived in Obscurity, and resided at Biddick, in the County of Durham, where he deceased in June 1782, and was buried on the 12th of the same Month, at the Chapel of Penshaw, in the Parish of Houghtonle-Spring: He married in England, and had Issue James his eldest Son and Heir, who died in 1823, leaving Thomas Drummond, Your Majesty's Petitioner, his eldest Son and Heir: That whatever Circumstances hitherto predominated to restrain Your Petitioner, or his Father, from laying Claim to their Family Inheritance, having now, as it is considered, ceased, Your Petitioner is advised, that whether in the Character of Heir Male, lineal and immediate, of James Fourth Earl of Perth; or as Heir Male collateral to John Earl of Melfort, the Remainder Man in the Patent or Charter of 1687 before-mentioned; or as Heir Male of Line and Provision to John the Second Earl of Perth, the ultimate Remainder Man in the said Patent or Charter; he is now the nearest and lawful Heir Male entitled to the Succession of the Titles and Dignities of Earl of Perth, Lord Drummond, Stobhall and Montefex.
"Wherefore Your Petitioner humbly prays, That Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to declare the said Titles and Dignities to belong to Your Petitioner; or that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to refer this Petition to the House of Lords, that Your Petitioner may prove before their Lordships his Descent, and Right to the same accordingly.
"His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same to The Right Honorable The House of Peers to examine the Allegations thereof, as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned, and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships."
Ordered, That the said Petition, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges; whose Lordships, having considered thereof, and heard such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit, are to report their Opinion thereupon to the House.
Redcross Road Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for maintaining the Road from Haverhill, in the County of Suffolk, to Redcross in the Parish of Great Shelford, in the County of Cambridge," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Acle & Yarmouth Road Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making a Turnpike Road from the Bridge over the River Bure at Great Yarmouth to Acle, (with certain Branches therefrom,) all in the County of Norfolk," was committed.
8th Report from Appeal Com ee.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House; and to report to the House; and to whom were referred certain Petitions in the following Causes; Humphrys against Pratt; Mackenzie against Gilchrist; Russell and others against The Earl of Breadalbane; Duffy against Orr and others; The Mayor, Sheriffs, Free Burgesses and Commonalty of Galway against His Majesty's Attorney General for Ireland; and Freeman and others against Fairlie and others; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Defendant's Petition in the Writ of Error Humphrys against Pratt, and the Respondents Petitions in the Causes Mackenzie against Gilchrist, and Russell and others against The Earl of Breadalbane, severally praying their Lordships for Leave to deposit their printed Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may respectively be allowed now to deliver in their printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Petition of Robert Orr and John Duffy, Two of the Respondents in the Cause Duffy against Orr and others, praying their Lordships that they may be allowed Six Weeks further Time, from the 14th of April instant, to lodge their respective Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may be allowed Six Weeks further Time, from the said 14th of this instant April, to deliver in their respective printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the last-mentioned Cause, praying their Lordships That he may be allowed One Month's further Time, from the 14th Day of April instant, to lodge his Case, or such other Time as may be granted to the said Respondents Robert Orr and John Duffy, and further, that he may be allowed to amend his Petition of Appeal by striking out the Name of Patrick Byrne as a Respondent thereto; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed Six Weeks further Time, from the said 14th of this instant April, to deliver in his printed Case, and that he may be at liberty to amend his said Petition of Appeal by striking out the Name of Patrick Byrne as a Respondent thereto, if he should so think fit: That the Committee had also considered the Respondent's Petition in the Cause The Mayor, Sheriffs, Free Burgesses and Commonalty of Galway against His Majesty's Attorney General for Ireland, praying their Lordships to allow him Two Months Time to deliver his Cases; and had heard the Respondent's Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed Two Months further Time to deliver in his printed Case: And that the Committee had also considered the Petition of the Appellants in the Cause Freeman and others against Fairlie and others, praying their Lordships that the Time for printing their Cases may be further enlarged until such Time as Charlotte Oldham, and William Smith and Wife shall have prosecuted their Suit with Effect, and be regularly before their Lordships, or that their Lordships will be pleased to make such other Order in the Premises as shall be just; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Time for printing and delivering the Appellants Case may be enlarged, subject to any Application which may be made to the House on the Part of the Respondents, stating that they are in a State to proceed with the Appeal."