Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 62, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Die Martis, 4 Maii 1830.
Evans v. Morgan et al.
East Retford Election Bill, Witnesses discharged from further Attendance.
Ordered, That the Order made on Monday the 26th of April last, "That William Mellors do attend this House forthwith, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled,
Leeds & Selby Railway Bill, Petition in favor of, referred to the Com ee.
Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Ship Owners and Traders of the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making a Railway from the Town of Leeds to the River Ouse, within the Parish of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York;" and praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to allow the same to pass into a Law:"
Welch Judicature, Petitions against Alteration in: (Haverford west:)
Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Council, Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Town and County of Haverfordwest, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will refuse their Sanction to any Bill for altering the System of the Welsh Judicature, and depriving the Petitioners of the Privilege which they have heretofore invariably enjoyed of having the Assizes for the County of Pembroke and the Town and County of Haverfordwest held within the said Town and County, and that, before the Petitioners are deprived of what they conceive to be their most valuable Rights, they may be heard by Counsel, in Defence of those Rights, at the Bar of this House:"
Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Common Councilmen, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Borough of Cardigan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to suffer the Measure for a Change in the Legal Institutions of the Principality of Wales, fraught with Consequences so seriously detrimental to the Petitioners Interests, to pass into a Law:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will not deprive them of Advantages they already enjoy, in common with every other County, by passing the Act for the Abolition of the Welsh Judicature, which will subvert the Petitioners Rights, depose their Sheriff, dissolve their Juries, and impose heavy and unnecessary Burthens on the County Rates, injure Agriculture and Commerce, in direct Opposition to the Wishes, Interests and Welfare of the Inhabitants:"
Bankrupt Laws Amendment Bill presented.
Beer Trade, Petition from Rochdale against opening.
Upon reading the Petition of the Owners, Occupiers and others, interested in the Inns and Victualling Houses within the Town and Parish of Rochdale, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to pass any Measure tending to throw more open the Trade in Beer:"
Petition for a Bill to declare void an alleged Marriage between T. Buxton & E. Hickson, referred to a Com ee of the Whole House.
A Petition of Mary Ann Wayte of Stenson, in the County of Derby, the Wife of George Wayte of the same Place, Gentleman, and of the said George Wayte her Husband, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner Mary Ann Wayte is the Mother of Elizabeth Hickson, an Infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years, by the Petitioner's former Husband, John Hickson deceased: That the said Elizabeth Hickson is the Petitioner's only Child: That for some Time previous to the Month of June 1828 the said Elizabeth Hickson resided with the Petitioners at Stenson aforesaid, and had become acquainted with one Mary Ann Buxton, who had been a Schoolfellow of the said Elizabeth Hickson, and also resided at Stenson with her Mother, who occupied a Farm in the same Village: That the said Mary Ann Buxton being a Person of great Art and Address, and of greater Age and much greater Experience than the said Elizabeth Hickson, who is a young Person of very confiding and unsuspecting Disposition, and little or no Experience in the Ways of the World, acquired considerable Influence over the Mind of the said Elizabeth Hickson, and in the early Part of the Year 1828, when the said Elizabeth Hickson was but of the Age of Seventeen Years or thereabouts, engaged in a Plan with one Thomas Buxton her Brother, and with divers other Persons, (some of whom have since been convicted of a Conspiracy,) to effect a Marriage between the said Elizabeth Hickson and the said Thomas Buxton, a needy Man of vicious Mind and profligate Habits, then residing at Stenson aforesaid, for the Purpose of obtaining for the said Thomas Buxton the Property to which the said Elizabeth Hickson was entitled, and a much larger Fortune to which it was generally reputed and believed she would succeed from her Great Uncle John Wilson, and other near Relations of Wealth and Opulence: That the said Elizabeth Hickson having, under the Influence and artful Practices of the said Mary Ann Buxton and Thomas Buxton, agreed to elope and intermarry with him the said Thomas Buxton, he the said Thomas Buxton, by the Agency of one William Webster, a Sheriff's Officer, who was by Agreement to receive the Sum of Five hundred Pounds from the said Thomas Buxton if the said Marriage could be effected, and of his Brother Erasmus Webster, an Attorney, and one Benjamin Wild, a Publican at Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, did procure Banns of Matrimony to be fraudulently and illegally published at Manchester aforesaid between him the said Thomas Buxton and the said Elizabeth Hickson: That neither the said Elizabeth Hickson nor the said Thomas Buxton had at any Time previously dwelt or resided, nor did they or either of them at the Time of the Publication of the said Banns of Matrimony dwell or reside, at Manchester aforesaid, nor had they or either of them any Connection whatever with Manchester aforesaid; but they and each of them did, at the Time last aforesaid, dwell and reside at Stenson aforesaid, in the Chapelry of Twyford, in the Parish of Barrow upon Trent, in the said County of Derby, which is Sixty-two Miles distant from Manchester aforesaid: That the said Thomas Buxton, having procured the said Banns of Matrimony to be published at Manchester as above set forth, succeeded in enticing away the said Elizabeth Hickson from the House of the Petitioners at Stenson aforesaid, and the Ceremony of Marriage was, under these Circumstances of Fraud and Collusion, and in direct Violation of the Law of the Land, solemnized at Manchester aforesaid between the said Thomas Buxton and Elizabeth Hickson, at an early Hour in the Morning of the 10th Day of June 1828, by a Clergyman who was not the regular Officiating Minister of the Church in which the said Ceremony was performed, the said Mary Ann Buxton and Benjamin Wild being the Witnesses to the same: That the said Marriage has never been consummated: That on the same Day on which the said Marriage Ceremony was performed, Ambrose Moore, the Uncle of the said Elizabeth Hickson, having traced the said Parties to a low Public House kept by the said Benjamin Wild in Manchester aforesaid, rescued the said Elizabeth Hickson from the Power of the said Thomas Buxton; and she has ever since voluntarily continued under the Protection of her Uncle, the said Ambrose Moore, and refused to acknowledge the said Thomas Buxton as her Husband, or the said illegal Ceremony as a legal or valid Marriage: That the said Thomas Buxton, shortly after the said Marriage Ceremony, obtained from the Court of King's Bench a Writ of Habeas Corpus for the Production of the said Elizabeth Hickson, and which the Learned Judge, before whom the Question whether the said Marriage was valid or not, came on to be argued, refused to enforce; and the said Thomas Buxton afterwards obtained a like Writ from the Court of Chancery, which The Lord High Chancellor subsequently ordered to be quashed: That during the Progress of the said Proceedings the Life and Conduct of the said Thomas Buxton were in the highest Degree profligate and abandoned, continuing in the same Course of Vice and Wickedness which he had pursued before the said alleged Marriage: That an Indictment was instituted against the said Thomas Buxton and others, for conspiring unlawfully to procure a Marriage to be had and solemnized between him the said Thomas Buxton and the said Elizabeth Hickson without any due and legal Publication of Banns, and with Intent to elude the Force of a certain Act of Parliament passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Fourth, for amending the Laws respecting the Solemnization of Marriages in England; and also with the Intent that the said Marriage should be had and solemnized without the Knowledge or Consent of the Petitioner, the Mother of the said Elizabeth Hickson, and without the Consent of any other Person by Law authorized or to be authorized to consent to the Marriage of the said Elizabeth Hickson; and upon the Trial of the said Indictment, at the Assizes held at Lancaster in the Spring of the Year 1829, the said Thomas Buxton was found guilty by the Verdict of a Jury, and he is now suffering the Sentence of the Law, by which he was condemned to Three Years Imprisonment in the Castle of Lancaster: That the said Thomas Buxton, on finding the Judge of the Court of King's Bench would not enforce the Writ of Habeas Corpus for the Production of the said Elizabeth Hickson, before his Conviction and Imprisonment, aided by some other Person or Persons, made an Attack upon the said Elizabeth Hickson, and endeavoured by Force to take her away from the Care of her Uncle, the said Ambrose Moore, against her Will; and after his Conviction and Sentence an Indictment was, at the Salford Sessions for the said County of Lancaster, preferred against the said Elizabeth Hickson, on a Charge of having caused and procured herself to be married to the said Thomas Buxton without a due Publication of Banns, upon which the said Mary Ann Buxton and the said Benjamin Wild were Witnesses, and a Warrant was issued against the said Elizabeth Hickson, and an Attempt was made to apprehend her, but upon Application to the Judges of the Court of King's Bench on her Behalf, the Indictment was ordered to be removed into that Court, and she was admitted to Bail; and upon the Trial of the same being called on at the last Assizes for the said County of Lancaster, the Prosecutors, after placing the said Elizabeth Hickson in the painful Situation of having to appear in Court to be tried under Circumstances into which they had themselves betrayed her, and finding her fully prepared to meet them, did not venture to offer any Evidence in support of the Charge, and the Jury pronounced her not guilty; and the said Elizabeth Hickson hath not only by the Conduct of the said Thomas Buxton, and these and other vindictive Proceedings, been already placed in Circumstances of great Agitation, Anxiety and Embarrassment, which have blighted her Happiness and impaired her Health, but she looks with extreme Terror and Dismay to the Period when, if she be not altogether released from the Power of the said Thomas Buxton before his Discharge from Confinement, he and his Associates will renew their Persecution, until her Happiness, Health and Prospects in Life become entirely destroyed: That by the Second Section of the said Act of Parliament it is enacted, that all Banns of Matrimony shall be published in an audible Manner in the Parish Church, or in some Public Chapel, in which Chapel Banns of Matrimony might then or might thereafter be lawfully published, of or belonging to such Parish or Chapelry wherein the Persons to be married shall dwell; and whensoever it shall happen that the Persons to be married shall dwell in divers Parishes or Chapelries, the Banns shall be published in the Church or in any such Chapel as aforesaid belonging to such Parish or Chapelry wherein each of the said Persons shall dwell; and by the Twenty-second Section of the same Act it is provided and further enacted, that if any Persons shall knowingly and wilfully intermarry without due Publication of Banns, or Licence from a Person or Persons having Authority to grant the same first had and obtained, the Marriages of such Persons shall be null and void to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever; but by the Twenty-sixth Section of the same Act it is also provided and further enacted, that after the Solemnization of any Marriage under a Publication of Banns, it shall not be necessary in support of such Marriage to give any Proof of the actual Dwelling of the Parties in the respective Parishes or Chapelries wherein the Banns of Matrimony were published, nor shall any Evidence be received to prove the contrary in any Suit touching the Validity of such Marriage; so that although the said alleged Marriage of the said Elizabeth Hickson with the said Thomas Buxton is null and void to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, it is rendered impossible in any Suit touching the Validity of such alleged Marriage to give Evidence of the Facts which establish its Nullity: That the Petitioners are advised, that under the peculiar Circumstances of this Case the said Elizabeth Hickson can obtain no Relief, except by the extraordinary Interference of the Legislature; and adverting to the distressing Situation in which the said Elizabeth Hickson is placed as regards her present and future Happiness and Prospects in Life, and to the Facts that her Great Uncle the said John Wilson, by whom the said Elizabeth Hickson has been almost wholly brought up, and who is a Bachelor, and is possessed of Real and Personal Estates of considerable Value, the greater Part of which it is his Intention to dispose of in favor of the said Elizabeth Hickson, and that he is now in the Seventy-fifth Year of his Age and in a very infirm State of Health, and also to the Situation of the said John Wilson and the other Relations of the said Elizabeth Hickson, in respect of the Disposition of their Property if such Relief be delayed, the Petitioners humbly but confidently appeal to the Justice and Mercy of their Lordships to relieve the said Elizabeth Hickson and her Relatives from the Misery and Embarrassment which will be entailed upon them if the said illegal and fraudulent Marriage should not be declared to be void;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill to annul and declare void the said alleged Marriage between the said Thomas Buxton and the said Elizabeth Hickson; or that the said Elizabeth Hickson may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House may seem meet:"
Malt Duties, &c. Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend an Act of the Seventh and Eighth Years of His present Majesty, for consolidating and amending the Laws of Excise on Malt made in the United kingdom; and for amending the Laws relating to Brewers in Ireland, and the Malt Allowance on Spirits in Scotland and Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Marriages Validating Bill.
Blacktoft, &c. Inclosure Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Townships of Blacktoft, Gilberdike and Faxfleet, in the Parish or Parochial Chapelry of Blacktoft, and in the Parishes of Eastrington and South Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York;;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Wibsey Road Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for completing, improving and maintaining the Road from Wibsey Low Moor, near Bradford, through Brighouse, to Huddersfield, with certain Diversions therefrom, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Peebles Statute Labour Bill.
Edinburgh Advocates Widows Fund Bill.
Chard Roads Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act of the last Session, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads which lead to and through the Town and Borough of Chard, in the County of Somerset, and for making and maintaining a new Road from Chard to Drempton, in the County of Dorset;" and for making and maintaining other Roads communicating with the said Roads, in the Counties of Somerset, Devon and Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ross Improvement Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, draining, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Ross, and for disposing of certain Common and Waste Lands and Rights of Common within the Parish of Ross, in the County of Hereford; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Southwold Harbour Bill.
Coals shipped at Cardiff for Bristol & Bridgewater:
"An Account of Coals shipped from the Port of Cardiff to the Ports of Bristol and Bridgewater, for the Five Years preceding the Year 1797, from the 1st of January to the 31st December in each Year, both inclusive, distinguishing the Quantities to each of those Two Ports; with, A similar Return for the Three Years preceding the Year 1803; also, A similar Return for each Year from the 1st January 1804 until the 31st December 1829, both inclusive:"
Duties on Corn Spirits;
Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Corn Spirits of the Distillation of the United Kingdom, in Imperial Measure, at Proof, that paid Duty for Consumption in England in each of the Four Years ending 5th January 1826; and showing the Average for those Four Years:"
Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Corn Spirits of the Distillation of the United Kingdom, in Imperial Measure, at Proof, that paid Duty for Consumption in England in each of the Four Years ending 5th January 1830; showing the Average for those Four Years, and the Increase or Decrease between the Years ending the 5th January 1829 and the 5th January 1830:"
and on Rum:
Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Rum, in Imperial Measure, at Proof, that paid Duty for Home Consumption in England in the Four Years ending 5th January 1826; and shewing the Average for those Four Years; and also, A similar Account for the Four Years ending 5th January 1830; and showing the Increase or Decrease between the Years ending the 5th January 1829 and the 5th January 1830:"
Exports & Imports:
Also, "An Account of the Exports of British Manufactures and Produce from the Year 1798 inclusive to 5th January 1814; specifying the Official and Real Value, with the Increase and Decrease in each Year, as the same may be, of the Real as compared with the Official Value, and the Gross Amount:"
Also, "An Account of the Exports of Cotton Goods from the Year 1814 inclusive to the 5th January 1830; specifying in each Year the Increase or Decrease, as the Case may be, of the Real as compared with the Official Value:"
Minutes of Evidence on Coin:
Public Money in the Bank:
"An Account of the Aggregate Amount of all Balances of Public Money in the Hands of the Bank, including the Money taken from the Exchequer by the Bank in Exchange for Exchequer Bills deposited at the Exchequer, and including also the Balances of The Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, Unclaimed Dividends and Lottery Prizes, and all other Public Deposits, on the 1st and 15th Days of each Month for the Year 1829; stating the Average Amount of the Whole made up from the said Days:"
Bank Notes in Circulation:
Also, "An Account of the Amount of Bank Notes in Circulation on 26th February and on 26th August each Year, from 26th February 1819 to 26th February 1830, both inclusive; distinguishing the Amount of Bank Post Bills, the Amount of Bank Notes under £5, and the Amount of Bank Notes of £5 and upwards:"
Advances made by the Bank to Government:
Also, "An Account of the Amount of Advances made by the Bank of England to Government on Exchequer Bills, and all other Securities, including Exchequer Bills, Deficiency Bills, Navy Bills, Victualling Bills, &c. to 28th August 1829 and 28th February 1830:"
Charge for Management of the Public Debt.
And also, "An Account of Money paid or payable at the Bank of England for the Management of the Public Debt in the Year 1829, together with an Account of all the Allowances made by the Public to the Bank, or charged by the Bank against the Public, for transacting any Public Service in the Year 1829, describing the Nature of the Service, and the Amount charged thereon in the said Year, and including any Sum under the Denomination of House Money or House Expences, and also any Sum under the Denomination of Charges of Management on South Sea Stock, and stating the Aggregate Amount of the Whole."
East India, &c. Trade, Petitions for opening, referred to East India Com ee: (Ayr:)
Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Ayr, Scotland, in Council assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That the China and Indian Monopoly may be abolished; and the free Ingress and Egress given, and Security afforded, under the necessary prudent Regulations ordered by the Wisdom of Parliament:"
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 said Petition of the Magistrates and Council of the Burgh of Kilmarnock, in the County of Ayr, Scotland, and also of the Five Incorporated Trades therein of Weavers, Bonnet-makers, Skinners, Shoemakers and Tailors; praying their Lordships, "on the Expiration of the subsisting Charter of The Honorable The East India Company, to decline renewing the same; and to adopt such Measures as may open to all His Majesty's Subjects a Free Trade to and Communication with India and China, and the other Countries to the East of the Cape of Good Hope, and grant the Liberty of their proceeding to and residing in those Countries, which is their unquestionable Right and Privilege:"
Incorporated Trades, Glasgow.
Upon reading the Petition of the Convener, Trades, Bailies, Collector, Deacons and Visitor of the Fourteen Incorporated Trades, and other ordinary and extraordinary Members of the Trades House of the City of Glasgow, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to refuse their Concurrence to the Renewal of any Part of the Commercial Monopoly at present enjoyed by The East India Company; and that their Lordships will as speedily as possible throw open to all His Majesty's Subjects the Trade with India and China:"
Assizes for West Riding of Yorkshire, Petition from Pomfret for Removal of, to Wakefield.
Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Merchants, Tradesmen and others serving on the Grand Jury at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held at Pontefract, in and for the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery for the Business of the said West Riding may in future be held at Wakefield:"
British Spirits, Petitions from Edinburgh Farming Society, & Upper Ossory, against additional Duty on.
Upon reading the Petition of the Edinburgh Farming Society, and other Farmers attending Edinburgh Market, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to disturb existing Arrangements by any new Changes, and especially by any Increase of the present Rate of Duty on British Spirits, without a corresponding one on Rum:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Clergymen, Magistrates, Landholders and Farmers of the Barony of Upper Ossory, in the Queen's County, whose Names are thereunto subscribed: praying their Lordships, "by refusing to increase the Duty on Spirits manufactured in Great Britain and Ireland, to continue to the Agriculturists of Ireland that just and fair Protection on the Faith of which many of them have embarked extensively in the Tillage and Cultivation of their Lands for the Growth of Corn to be manufactured into Spirits, a Protection which, they take the Liberty to add, is essentially and indispensably requisite for the Prosperity not only of the Petitioners but of all Classes and Degrees of Persons generally throughout the United Kingdom:"
Tithes, Petition of J. Hantler respecting.
Upon reading the Petition of James Hantler the younger, of the Parish of Saint Luke, Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; praying their Lordships "to take into Consideration the Expediency of the Plan for the Payment of Tithes and Employment of the Agricultural Labourer which the Petitioner in his Petition lays before the House, and to grant so much of the Prayer of his Petition as their Lordships may, in their Wisdom, consider to be effectual for removing the Evils of which he complains; for improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes, and by these Means promoting the Welfare of all other Classes of the People; and for strengthening, by the increased Affections of the People, the Stability of the Constitution in Church and State:"
Distress of the Country, Petitions respecting: (High Halden:)
Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers and other Inhabitants of the Parish of High Halden, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take their ruinous Condition into Consideration, and apply a prompt and effectual Remedy for their Relief, to enable them as heretofore to live as industrious and contented Members of Society:"
A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Great Yarmouth was presented and read; praying, That their Lordships, in order to relieve the Country from the Distress under which it labours, will forthwith reduce to its lowest practicable Expence every Department of Government from the highest to the lowest, abolish all Monopolies and exclusive Privileges, and, as the intended Result, effect such a Reduction of Taxation as shall be commensurate to the great Need, the just Expectations and the undoubted Right of the Petitioners."
Stone Masons of London & Westminster.
Upon reading the Petition of the Operative Stone Masons of London and Westminster, met at the Theatre of the London Mechanics Institution, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "as the Means of present Relief from their Sufferings, greatly to reduce the Taxes which press so heavily upon the industrious and labouring Classes, and to protect them in future from falling into a similar State of Distress; and that their Lordships will take the earliest Opportunity of passing such a Law as will secure to the People a full, free and effectual Reform in the Commons House of Parliament:"
Criminal Laws, Petitions from Bolton, & Portsmouth & Portsea, for Revision of.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Bolton, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their early Consideration the Propriety of revising the whole Criminal Code, with a view to mitigate the Penalty of Death, and substitute some other Punishment which shall be calculated to reform the Offender and be more efficacious to diminish Crime:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Clergy, Bankers, Merchants and other Inhabitants of the Towns of Portsmouth and Portsea, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, in revising the Laws for the Punishment of Forgery, take into Consideration the various Objections which may be urged against the Punishment of Death, and adopt such other Punishment for Forgery as shall be more calculated from its Certainty to prevent the Offence than that, which, from its undue Severity, is rendered generally precarious:"
Coals imported into Ireland, Petitions from St. Audeons, Dublin, & Drogheda, for Repeal of Duty on.
Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, Householders and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Audeons, in the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That all Duties, whether local or general, on the Importation of Coals into Ireland, may be forthwith repealed:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and County of the Town of Drogheda, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will relieve the Kingdom of Ireland from the Duty on Sea-borne Coal; and thereby place the Petitioners on an Equality with the Manufacturers of England, Scotland and Wales:"
Distress of the Country, Petitions respecting: (Maidstone:) Wateringbury:
Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the several Parishes of Westcliff, Ringwould, Saint Margaret at Cliffe and Ripple, in the Vicinity of Dovor, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:
Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the several Parishes of Hougham, Alkham, Caple and Poulton, in the Vicinity of Dovor, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:
Charlton & Buckland:
Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the several Parishes of Sutton, Northbourne, Little Mongeham, Betshanger and Ham, in the Vicinity of Dovor, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:
East Langdon, &c:
And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the several Parishes of East Langdon, West Langdon, Guston; Whitfield and Oxney, in the Vicinity of Dovor, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "in order to alleviate the Distress which generally pervades the Country, totally to repeal the existing Duties upon Malt and Beer:"
Long Itchington, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Long Itchington, Offchurch, Ufton and Stockton, in the County of Warwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "in order to remove the Distress of the Country, totally to repeal the Duties upon Malt and Beer, and to adopt a System of the strictest Retrenchment and the most rigid Economy:"
De Chapeaurouge's Naturalization Bill:
Message to H. C. with it.
Caxton Inclosure Bill:
Fever Hospitals (Ireland) Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of Grand Juries in the Execution of an Act of the Fifty-eighth Year of His late Majesty's Reign for establishing Fever Hospitals in Ireland."
Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills.
Langston et al. v. Langston et al:
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Julia Langston, an Infant, by Henry George Francis Moreton, her next Friend, and of Maria Sarah Langston, Charles Barter the elder and Elizabeth Catherine his Wife, and Charles Barter the younger, an Infant, by the said Charles Barter the elder, his next Friend; complaining of so much of a Decree of the Master of the Rolls, of the 28th Day of July 1829, as declares "that the first Son of the said Testator's Son, James Haughton Langston, will take an Estate in Tail Male under the said Will expectant on the Decease of his Father, James Haughton Langston;" and also so much thereof as directs "that the Certificate of the Judges of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas be confirmed, and that the Defendants Sir Charles Morice Pole and Haughton Farmer Okeover; the surviving Trustees of the said Will, do convey and assure the said Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments and Accumulations therein mentioned or referred to so as to limit the same to the Use of the first Son of the Plaintiff in Tail Male in remainder, immediately after the Limitation to the Use of Trustees during the Life of the Plaintiff;" and also so much of a Decree of the said Master, of the 5th Day of March 1830, as declares and directs to the same Purport or Effect; which Two several Decrees were signed and enrolled on the 29th Day of April 1830, and made in Two several Causes, in the first of which James Haughton Langston was Plaintiff, and Sir Charles Morice Pole Baronet, Haughton Farmer Okeover, Maria Sarah Langston, Charles Barter the elder and Elizabeth Catherine his Wife, and Charles Barter the younger, an Infant, by the said Charles Barter the elder, his Guardian, were Defendants; and in the second the said James Haughton Langston was Plaintiff, and Sir Charles Morice Pole Baronet, Haughton Farmer Okeover, Maria Sarah Langston, Charles Barter the elder and Elizabeth Catherine his Wife, and Charles Barter the younger, an Infant, by the said Charles Barter the elder, his Guardian, and Julia Langston, an Infant, by The Honorable Henry George Francis Moreton, her Guardian, were Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decrees may be reversed, so far as complained of, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the said James Haughton Langston, Sir Charles Morice Pole Baronet and Haughton Farmer Okeover may be required to answer the said Appeal:"
It is Ordered, That the said James Haughton Langston, Sir Charles Morice Pole Baronet and Haughton Farmer Okeover may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 18th Day of this instant May; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court of the said Parties in the Court of Chancery shall be deemed good Service.
Bowker to enter into a Recog ce on it.
The House being moved, "That William Bowker of Gray's Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Julia Langston, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in the Country:"
Wendover Road Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham," 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."
Wigan Railway Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from the Borough of Wigan to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, in the Borough of Newton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and Collateral Branches to communicate therewith," was committed.
Shoreham Bridge & Roads Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Brighton to Shoreham, for building a Bridge over the River Adur at New Shoreham, and for making a Road to Lancing, and a Branch Road therefrom, all in the County of Sussex," was committed.
Ringmer Roads Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Lewes, through Offham, to Witch Cross, from the Cliffe near Lewes, through Uckfield, to Witch Cross, and from the said Cliffe, through Ringmer, Heathfield and Burwash, to Hurst Green, all in the County of Sussex," was committed.
Leather Duties Repeal Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties of Excise and Drawbacks on Leather, and the Laws relating thereto."
Franklen's et al. Petition to receive Judges Report:
Upon reading the Petition of Richard Franklen Esquire, and others, praying their Lordships, "That, in Consideration of the Circumstances therein mentioned, the Report of the Judges on their Petition for a Private Bill may be now received:"
Franklen et al. Leave for a Bill:
Accordingly, After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Franklen Esquire, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Effect a Contract entered into for the Sale of certain Freehold and Leasehold Estates, in the Parishes of Merthyrmaur, Saint Brides Major and Coitee, in the County of Glamorgan, the Estate of Richard Franklen Esquire, to The Right Honorable Sir John Nicholl Knight, and for applying the Money thence arising in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estates sold."
Church of England & Ireland, Petitions from Wexford & New Ross, & Cork, for Reform in.
Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Inhabitants of Wexford and New Ross, in the County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into serious Consideration the present State of the Irish Church, and that they will make such Enactments as will restore that ample Property now in the Hands of the Church to its original Uses, secure to the Ministry a more equal Distribution than at present exists, ameliorate the Tithe System, abolish the Jurisdiction of the Bishops Courts in Suits for Tithes, and reform generally the Ecclesiastical Courts in Criminal and Civil Proceedings:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Lay Members of the United Church of England and Ireland, Inhabitants of the City and County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Possessions of the Established Church may be preserved undiminished, the Petitioners being convinced that they are by no Means superabundant if more equitably distributed, and that an Attempt to alienate any Part of them to secular Purposes would violate the first Principles of Justice, endanger all Property, and lead to Revolution and National Ruin; that their Lordships will speedily take into Consideration the entire State of the Establishment of the United Church of England and Ireland, and of the Ecclesiastical Law connected therewith, with a view to the Correction of the Abuses which exist in the Administration of her secular Affairs, and to the Adoption of such Measures in the Distribution of her Property as will insure the suitable Maintenance of all Classes of the Clergy, and provide for the Religious Instruction of the great Body of the People:"
Church of England & Ireland, Motion for Address respecting, Negatived.
It was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to appoint Commissioners to enquire and state whether any and what Abuses exist in the Church Establishment of England and Ireland; and if any, to report upon such Measures as may be most expedient for the Remedy thereof."
East Retford Election Bill, 1st Report from Com ee on Expences of Witnesses.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed a Select Committee to enquire respecting the Expences of the Witnesses on 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;" and to report from Time to Time as to what it may be proper to do therein; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Matter to them referred, and had inspected the Accounts of Expences and Claims for an Allowance for Subsistence of certain of the Witnesses who were ordered to attend, and who have been examined and discharged; which Accounts were laid before the Committee by Thomas Sambrooke Heptinstall, the Solicitor for the said Bill; and the Committee are of Opinion, That it is reasonable and proper that the said Witnesses should be allowed the several Sums set opposite to their Names in the annexed Abstract."
Rowe v. The King, Plaintiff's Petition to be brought to the Bar to assign Errors, &c. referred to Appeal Com ee, & Time enlarged for assigning Errors.
Upon reading the Petition of Richard Radford Rowe, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein The King is Defendant; praying their Lordships, "That he may be furnished forthwith with a Copy of the Return made to said Writ of Error; and that he may be forthwith, or on a Day to be named by this House, brought to the Bar thereof, that he may assign his Errors; and that the Prosecutors, or those who sue for the King, may also attend on the Day the Petitioner is brought up, and may join in Error; and that the same may be heard this Session, or if not, and it appears to this House, on Inspection of the Record and Proceedings returned thereto, that there is Error, that then the Petitioner may be admitted to Bail to attend the ensuing Sessions, and this grievous Imprisonment, which has now, through the Machinations of the Conspirators in the said Petition mentioned, been continued for near Three Years, may cease; and that an Enquiry may be made into said Conspiracy, Perjury, Subornation of Perjury and Attempt to suborn; and that the Petitioner may have Redress and Relief against the Order of the Council of Benchers therein mentioned; and that he may have such other and further Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"
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.