House of Lords Journal Volume 31
February 1765, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: February 1765, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 46-56. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113236 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Die Jovis, 2o Februarii.
Ager to take the name of Turner, Bill. Westcote, Enclosure, Bill. Wilson’s Bill. Chippenham, &c. small Debts, Bill. Price to take the Name of Fountain, Bill. Fuhrer & al. Nat. Bill. Young against Scott Nisbett & al.: Judgement. Chatteris Ferry, &c. Roads, Bill. Dr. Wishart & al. against Magistrates of Edinburgh. Nixon’s Divorce Bill; Witnesses to attend. Hancorn to take the Name and Arms of Duppa, Bill. Longitude Bill. Irish Cattle, Importation, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 22o Februarii
Cathcart against Blackwood. Irish Cattle, Importation. Bill. Account of Corn, &c. exported, delivered. Westcote, Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Price to take the Name of Fountain, Bill: Message to H.C. with it. Jennings to take the Name of Smith, Bill. Chippenham, &c. Small Debts, Bill: Fuhrer & al. Nat. Bill: Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Wilsons Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Ager to take the Name of Turner, Bill. Clarehall College, and E. of Shelburne, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Adjourn. Die Lunæ; 25o Februarii.
Brebner against Brebner. Ld. Byron surrenders himself: Black Rod to take him into Custody: Brought to the Bar; and committed to The Tower: His Indictment to be brought before this House by Certiorari; and the Coroner’s Inquest and Depositions to be brought. Everingham Commons to divide and allot. Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Warden of New College, Oxford. Bill. Dunham Ferry, Road, Bill. Blondeau to take the Name of Hart, Bill. Great Torrington Roads Bill. Jaquery et al. Nat. Bill. Cathcart against Blackwood. Message from H. C for Leave for the E. of Morton to go to a Committee of that House. Cathcart against Blackwood: Interlocutors reversed. E. Morton; Leave to go to a Committee of the House of Commons; if his Lordship thinks fit: Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it. Causes to moved. Great Torrington Roads, Bill. Chatteris Feny and other Roads, Bill. Clarehall College and E. of Shelburn’s Bill Die Martis, 26o Februarii. Die Mercurii, 27o Februarii. Die Jovis, 28o Februarii. Footnotes

Die Jovis, 2o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Somerset. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Winton. Dux Argyll. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Elien. Dux Portland. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Sarum. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Westmorland. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Sutherland. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Landav. Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Epus. Exon. Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Spencer.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Ager to take the name of Turner, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Luther and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable William Ager and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Turner ;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Westcote, Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Waste Grounds, in the Manor, Hamlet, and Tithing, of Westcote, in the Parish of Waddesdon, in the County of Bucks,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations, thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Wilson’s Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Ann Wilson Widow, and Ann Wilson her Daughter, an Infant, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Chippenham, &c. small Debts, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Hundreds of Chippenham, Calne, and Damerham North, and Lordship or Liberty of Corsham, in the County of Wilts, 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.”

Price to take the Name of Fountain, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Brigg Price Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Fountaine, and to bear the Arms of Sir Andrew Fountaine Knight, deceased,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Fuhrer & al. Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Andrew Fuhrer and René Labutté, was committed.

Young against Scott Nisbett & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of John Young of Newhall Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of November 1763; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem just;” (which Appeal, upon the Death of the Respondent John Scott Nisbet of Craigintinny, was ordered to stand revived against Margaret Scott Nisbet his Widow, and Chambre Lewis Father of the said Margaret, and Thomas Todd, Trustees appointed by him for his Wife and Children): As also upon the Answer of the said John Scott Nisbet, and the Answer of the said Margaret his Widow, and the said Chambre Lewis and Thomas Todd, put in to the said Appeal (the Heirs of Entail, who were made Respondents, not having put in their Answer, though peremptorily ordered so to do); and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutor therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Chatteris Ferry, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts, and for giving further Powers, for repairing the Road from Chatteris Ferry to Hammond’s Eau and Somersham Bridge, and for amending and widening the Road from Somersham Bridge to the Sheep Market in Saint Ives, and also the Road branching out of the said Road near Stockstridge, through Needingworth, to Earith, in the County of Huntingdon.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Somerset.
D. Argyll. Ld. Bp. Durham. Ld. Botetourt.
D. Portland. L. B. Sarum. L. Leigh.
E. Suffolk. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Delamer.
E. Westmorland. L. B. Exeter. L. Ducie.
E. Winchilsea. L. Sandys.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Powis.
E. Hardwicke.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Dr. Wishart & al. against Magistrates of Edinburgh.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Donor George Wishart and others are Appellants, and the Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh are Respondents:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Nixon’s Divorce Bill; Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Celia Arne, Mary Young, Sarah Dixon, Mary (fn. 1) Barggs, Mary Jenkins, and Hannah Tabor, do attend this House on Thursday the 28th Day of this Instant February, in order to be examined as Witnesses, upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Nixon with Hester Spencer his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Hancorn to take the Name and Arms of Duppa, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Fonerau Junior and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Richard Duppa Clerk (heretofore called Richard Hancorn) to take and use the Surname and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa Esquire, deceased;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Longitude Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Stephens and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea, with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Irish Cattle, Importation, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nugent and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the Free Importation of Cattle from Ireland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis.sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 22o Februarii

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Sarum. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Somerset. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Richmond. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Landav. Dux Portland. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Harwich.
Epus. Petriburg. March. Rockingham. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchelsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Cathcart against Blackwood.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Cathcart of London Merchant is Appellant, (fn. 2) and Alexander Blackwood is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next; and that the Cause which stands appointed for that Day be put off to Wednesday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Irish Cattle, Importation. Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the Free Importation of Cattle from Ireland,” be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Account of Corn, &c. exported, delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Tomkyns, from the Commissioners of the Customs in England, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of this House of the 6th Instant,

“An Account of the Quantity of the different Species of Corn and Meal exported, from Christmas 1754 to Christmas 1764; distinguishing each Year; with the Names of the Ports from whence, and the Countries whereto, exported, and the Bounty payable thereon.”

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Account do lie on the Table.

Westcote, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Waste Grounds, in the Manor, Hamlet, and Tithing, of Westcote, in the Parish of Waddesdon, in the County of Bucks

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Graves and Mr. Pechell:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Price to take the Name of Fountain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Brigg Price Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Fountaine, and to bear the Arms of Sir Andrew Fountaine Knight, deceased.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Jennings to take the Name of Smith, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Fitzherbert and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Jennings Esquire (now called John Smith) and his Heirs to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Smith, deceased;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chippenham, &c. Small Debts, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Hundreds of Chippenham, Calne, and Darner ham North, and Lordship or Liberty of Corsham, in the County of Wilts.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Fuhrer & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Andrew Fuhrer and René Labutté.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Wilsons Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Ann Wilson Widow, and Ann Wilson her Daughter, an Infant, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Ager to take the Name of Turner, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act, to enable William Ager and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Turner.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. President.
D. Somerset. L. Bp. Sarum. Ld. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. B. Rochester. L. Delamer.
D. Portland. L. B. Landaff. L. Cathcart.
D. Bridgewater. L. B. Carlisle. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Harwich.
E. Westmorland. L. Lyttelton.
E. Winchelsea. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich.
E. Paulett.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Halifax.
E. Hardwicke.
Vis. Hereford.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Clarehall College, and E. of Shelburne, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College of Clareball in the University of Cambridge, and William Earl of Shelburne in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting an Estate called Woodlands, in the County of Wilts, belonging to the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College called Clarehall in the University of Cambridge, in William Earl of Shelburne and his Heirs.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ; 25o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Somerset. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Winton. Dux Richmond. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Bath. & Wills. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Westmorland. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Landav. Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Exen. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Plimouth. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Morton. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Boston.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Suffix.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

prayers.

Brebner against Brebner.

The Answer of Helen Brebner otherwise Frigge, to the Appeal of Alexander Brebner of Pitgavenie was this Day brought in.

Ld. Byron surrenders himself:

The Earl Delawarr informed the House, “That William Lord Byron, who stands indicted in the Court of King’s Bench, for the Murder of William Chaworth Esquire, is ready to surrender himself.”

Black Rod to take him into Custody:

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do forthwith take into his Custody the Body of the said William Lord Byron.

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod acquainted the House, “That be had accordingly taken the said William Lord Byron, and had him now in Custody.”

Brought to the Bar;

Then, by Direction of the House, the said William Lord Byron was brought to the Bar; where his, Lordship kneeled, till he was acquainted by the Lord Chancellor, that he might rise.

Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Lord Byron, That, unless his Lordship had any Thing now to offer to the House, he must be taken from the Bar.”

And his Lordship not offering any Thing to the House; he was accordingly taken from the Bar.

and committed to The Tower:

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Lord Byron shall be, and he is hereby, committed Prisoner to His Majesty’s Tower of London, there to be kept in safe Custody until he shall be delivered by due Course of Law; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To the Right Honourable John Lord Berkeley of Stratton, Constable of His Majesty’s Tower of London; and, in his Absence, to the Lieutenant of the said Tower, or his Deputy.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, in whose Custody the said William Lord Byron now is, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith convey the said William Lord Byron to His Majesty’s Tovder of London; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To Sir Septimus Robinson Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

His Indictment to be brought before this House by Certiorari;

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill of Indictment, found by the Grand Jury of the County of Middlesex, against the said William Lord Byron, for the Murder of William Chaworth Esquire, be removed before this House; and that a Writ of Certiorari be issued under the Great Seal for that Purpose.

and the Coroner’s Inquest and Depositions to be brought.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Coroner for the City and Liberty of Westminster do lay before this House a Copy of the Inquisition taken before him, on View of the Body of William Chaworth Esquire, relating to the Death of the said William Chaworth, together with Copies of the Depositions taken thereupon·

Everingham Commons to divide and allot. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Montgomery Metham and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and allotting the Commons or Wastes, and the Common Fields and Ings; in the Manor and Township of Everingham in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the Warden of New College, Oxford. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Roger Newdigate and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for annexing the Rectory of Colerne, in the County of Wilts, to the Office of Warden of the College of Saint Mary of Winchester in Oxford;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Dunham Ferry, Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Willoughby and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dunham Ferry to the South End of Great Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Blondeau to take the Name of Hart, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hewett and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Walter Neville Blondeau Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Hart; ” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.”

Great Torrington Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Walter and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads in and near Great Torrington, in the County of Devon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Jaquery et al. Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Mr. Touchet and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Elias Jaquery, Peter Samuel Darbonieer, Daniel Henroid, John James (fn. 3) Osvald, and John Francis Anthony Rivaz;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cathcart against Blackwood.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein John Cathcart of London Merchant is Appellant, and Alexander Blackwood is Respondent:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Message from H. C for Leave for the E. of Morton to go to a Committee of that House.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Barrington and others:

To desire, “That this House will give Leave for the Earl of Morton to come to a Committee of the House of Commons, to whom it is referred to consider of the several Acts relating to the Rewards for discovering the Longitude at Sea, and making Experiments of Proposals for discovering the Longitude; in order to be examined at that Committee.”

And then the Messengers withdrew.

And the Earl of Morton, being present, stood up in his Place, and declared, “That he was willing, with the Leave of the House, to go to the said Committee, as desired by the House of Commons in their said Message.”

The Messengers were called in again; and acquainted by the Lord Chancellor, “That the Lords will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.”

Cathcart against Blackwood:

Then the Counsel were called in again, to be further heard in the Cause.

And being withdrawn:

The following Order and Judgement was made:

Interlocutors reversed.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Cathcart of London Merchant; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of November 1762, and 22d of July 1763, and praying, “That the lame might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that this House will give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem meet:” As also upon the Answer of Alexander Blackwood put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause: It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors of the said Lords of Session, of the 17th of November 1762, and 22d of July 1763, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary,

of the 7th of July 1761, be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.”

E. Morton; Leave to go to a Committee of the House of Commons; if his Lordship thinks fit:

The House was moved, “That the Earl of Morton may have Leave to go to a Committee of the House of Commons, as desired by that House in their Message this Day for that Purpose, if his Lordship thinks fit.”

And the same was agreed to.

Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

To acquaint them, “That the Lords have given Leave to the Earl of Morton to go to a Committee of the House of Commons, to whom it is referred to consider of the several Acts relating to the Rewards for discovering the Longitude at Sea, and making Experiments of Proposals for discovering the Longitude, in order to be examined at the said Committee, as desired by the House of Commons, if his Lordship thinks fit.”

Causes to moved.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein i His Majesty’s Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Archibald Douglas Esquire and his Curators are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday, be put off to Friday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Great Torrington Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads in and near Great Torrington, in the County of Devon.”

Chatteris Feny and other Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the. Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts, and for giving further Powers, for repairing the Road from Chatteris Ferry to Hammond’s Eau and Somersham Bridge, and for amending and widening the Road from Somersham Bridge to the Sheep Market in Saint Ives, and also the Road branching out of the said Road near Stocks bridge, through Needingworth, to Earith in the County of Huntingdon,” 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.”

Clarehall College and E. of Shelburn’s Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting an Estate called Woodlands, in the County of Wilts, belonging to the Mailer, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College called Clarehall in the University of Cambridge, in William Earl of Shelburne and his Heirs.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Confederation of the Lords following:

D. Somerset.
D. Richmond. L. Abp. York. L. Botetourt.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. London. L. Leigh.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Delamer.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp Bangor. L. Cathcart.
E. Westmorland. L. Bp Landaff. L. Sandys.
E. Winchelsea. L. Ponsonby.
E. Sandwich. L. Lyttelton.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Guilford.
E. Hardwicke.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 12th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurorae, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 26o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux York.
Dux Gloucester.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Winton. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Elien. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Sarum. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Somerset. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Leeds. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Portland. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Vere.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bristol. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Westmorland. Ds. Harwich.
Epus. Exon. Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Gainsborough. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Poulett. Ds. Boston.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Milton.
Comes Sutherland: Ds. Vernon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth:
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield:
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Spencer.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Damer against the E. of Inchiquin & al.

The Answer of William Earl of Inchiquin, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of John Damer Esquire;

Also, the Answer of James Marquis of Kildare, One other of the Respondents to the same Appeal:

And also, the Answer of Robert French and Edward Nicholson Esquires, the Two other Respondents to the same Appeal;

Were this Day brought in.

Edgworth against Edgworth.

As was also, the Answer of John Magill Clerk, and of Moore Edgworth and Damer Edgworth, Infants by the said John Magill their next Friend and Guardian, to the Appeal of Edward Edgworth Esquire.

Porthaethwy Ferry to Holyhead, Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Meyrick and others:

With a Bill intituled An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Porthaethwy Ferry to Holyhead, in the County of Anglesey: to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Jennings to take the Name of Smith, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Jennings Esquire (now called John Smith) and his Heirs to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Smith deceased.”

Blondeau to take the Name of Hart, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable William Nevil Blondeau Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Hart.

Eveningham Common to divide and allot, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and allotting the Commons or Wastes, and the Common Fields and Ings, in the Manor and Township of Everingham, in the County of York and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Ager to take the Name of Turner, Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from she Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to enable William Ager and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Turner, ” 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.”

Penn, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Penn Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes there in mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement between the Master, Brethren, and Sisters, of the Hospital of the Lord Hastings of Loughborough, founded at Stoke Poges in the County of Bucks, and Thomas Penn Esquire, for exchanging certain Lands and Premises in Stoke Poges aforesaid; and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended.”

Dunham Ferry Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dunham Ferry to the South End of Great Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham.

Jiquery & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta of Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Elias Jaquery, Peter Samuel Darbonnier, Daniel Henriod, John James Oswald, and John Francis Anthony Rivaz.

Great Torrington Roads, Bill.

Hodie2a vice lecta of Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads in and near Great Torrington, in the County of Devon.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

L. President.
D. Somerset. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Leeds. L. Bp. Ely. L. Leigh.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland. L. Boston.
E. Winchelsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Litchfield.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Delawarr.
Vis. Falmouth.
Vis. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Longitude Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for providing a public Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea, with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, Tomorrow.

Hancorn to take the Name of Duppa, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Richard Duppa Clerk (heretofore called Richard Hancorn) and his Heirs Male to take and use the Surname and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa Esquire, deceased.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place and to adjourn as they please.

Chatteris Ferry and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts; and for giving further Powers for repairing the Road from Chatteris Ferry to Hammond’s Eau and Somersham Bridge; and for amending and widening the Road from Somersham Bridge to the Sheep Market in Saint Ives, and also the Road branching out of the said Road near Stocksbridge, through Needingworth, to Earth, in the County of Huntingdon.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Black Rod’s Information that he had conveyed Ld. Byron to The Tower.

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod informed the House, “ That, in Pursuance of their Lordships Order, he did Yesterday convey William Lord Byron to His Majesty’s Tower of London, and delivered him into the Custody of the Lieutenant of the said Tower.

Irish Cattle, Importation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

And it being proposed, “ To commit the Bill:”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow.

Horley and Hornton Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Mr. Burrell and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Townships and Hamlets of Horley and Hornton, in the Parish of Horley aforesaid, in the Country of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pleadings proved in Three Causes.

The House was informed, “That George Cannon attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings relating to Three Causes depending in this House; in one of which, Arthur French and Edmund Netterville Esquires are Appellants, and Richard Farrell otherwise Cadell and others are Respondents; in another, Thomas Barton Esquire is Appellant, and William Barton Esquire and others are Respondents; and in the other, Robert Dobbyn Esquire is Appellant, and Francis Barker Esquire and others are Respondents.”

And thereupon he was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar; and attested upon Oath, “They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland.

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 27o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt:
Epus. Sarum. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Glocestr. March. Rockingham. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Bathurst.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Sutherland. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Strafford. Ds. Boston.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Delawarr.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Penn & al. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement between the Master, Brethren, and Sisters, of the Hospital of the Lord Hastings of Loughborough, founded at Stoke Poges in the County of Bucks, and Thomas Penn Esquire, for exchanging certain Lands and Premises in Stoke Poges aforesaid; and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Bridgewater.
L. Bp. Sarum.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Botetourt.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp Gloucester. L. Willoughby Br.
E. Litchfield. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Leigh.
E. Sutherland. L. Delamer.
E. Abercorn. L. Cathcart.
E. Marchmont. L. Ducie.
E. Strafford. L. Sandys.
E. Dartmouth. L. Boston.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Guilford.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Delawarr.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 14th Day of March next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Dunham Ferry Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dunham Ferry to the South End of Great Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Wallingford and other Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Mr. Blackstone and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term, and to vary and enlarge the Powers, of an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Wallingford in the County of Berks to Wantage, and from thence to Farringdon; and also from Wantage to Idson, in the said County, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from Wallingford to Wantage, and from thence to Farringdon; and for discontinuing the said Term and Powers, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from Wantage to Idson; and for repairing the Road leading from the North East Corner of Nuffield Common, by the Parish Church of Nuffield otherwise Tuffield, in the County of Oxford, to the Commencement of the said Turnpike Road leading from Walling ford to Wantage;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sapte’s Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Touchet and others:

With a Bill; intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Anthony Sapte and David Francis Sapte;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Ager to take the Name of Turner, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable William Ager and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Turner:

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Longitude Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for providing a publick Reward to such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea, with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Irish Cattle, Importation, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Porthaethwy Ferry to Holyhead, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Porthaethwy Ferry to Holyhead, in the County of Angelsey.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliament turn continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 28o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landaven. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Exon. Dux Richmond. Ds. Clifton.
Dux Portland. Ds. Leigh.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Delamer.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Masham.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Boston.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS

Hancorn to take the Name of Duppa, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Richard Duppa Clerk (heretofore called Richard Hancorn) and his Heirs Male to take and use the Surname and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa Esquire, deceased,” 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.”

Jaquery & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Bila, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Elias Jaquery, Peter Samuel Dar bonnier Daniel Henriod, John James Oswald , and John Francis Anthony Rivaz.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Richmond.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Landaff.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Botetourt.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Leigh.
E. Sandwich. L. Delamer.
E. Litchfield. L. Masham.
E. Sutherland. L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Falmouth.

Their Lordships or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Sapte’s Nat, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Anthony Sapte and David Francis Sapte.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Longitude Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for providing a public Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea, with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude at Sea.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Irish Cattle, lmportation, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Nixon’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 John Nixon with Hester Spencer 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.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Dagge appearing as Counsel for the Bill; but no Counsel appearing on Behalf of Mrs. Nixon against it:

William Ross was called, in order to prove Service of the Order; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he served Mrs. Nixon personally with the Order of the Hodie, for the Second Reading of the Bill, at her Lodging in Stanhope Street, Clare Market, on Friday last; and, at the same Time, delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill.”

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And the Counsel was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and, in order to prove the Marriage, called

Mrs. Celia Arnc; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That she and her Niece Mary Young were present at the Marriage of Mr. Nixon with Hester Spencer at a Publick House near Dublin, but knows not the Name of the Place; that the Marriage Ceremony was performed by Mr. Hunt, a Minister of the Church of England; that she, the next Day after the Marriage, made a Memorandum on what Day Mrs. Nixon was married, which the produced, and read at the Bar; by which it appeared they were married on the 16th of August 1747.” Being asked, “Who Mr. Nixon is, and what Age he was of at the Time of his Marriage? says, “That Mr. Nixon is a Clothier’s Son at Dublin; that he lived with his Father at the Time of his Marriage, and was about Twenty-five Years of Age.”

She is directed to withdraw.

Then Miss Mary Young was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That she was present at Mr. Nixon’s Marriage, but knows not the Name of the Place where the Marriage Ceremony was performed; and that she was then about Eight Years of Age.”

She is directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London was called in; and, being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce of the said Court against the said Mrs. Nixon, for Adultery with Thomas Woodman.

And the same was read.

And then he withdrew.

Then Mr. John Green Proctor was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he attended in the Consistory Court as Proctor for Mrs. Nixon; and, by special Proxy from her, confessed the Marriage, but had no Instructions to examine Witnesses.”

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Jenkins was called, in order to prove the Adultery; who, being sworn, gave an Account. “That she went to live with Mrs. Nixon as a Servant in the Month of November 1759, who then lived in Arundell Street, in The Strand, that she continued with Mrs. Nixon Two Years and a Quarter; that, during that Time, Mrs. Nixon was visited frequently by Two different Gentlemen, one of whom is dead, and the other, Mr. Salmodi, is now living; that she has frequently seen each of them in Bed with Mrs. Nixon; and that, in the latter End of the Year 1760 Mrs. Nixon was brought-to-bed of a Son; and that Mrs. Nixon sometimes went by the Name of Nixon, and sometimes by the Name of Spencer.”

She is directed to withdraw.

And John Mason was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he had lived as Book-keeper with Mr. Nixon’s Brother from the Year 1760 to Christmas 1764; and that he, during that Time, by Mr. Nixon’s Direction, paid Mrs. Nixon Twenty Pounds a Year, which he believes is still continued to be paid to her.” Being asked, “When Mr. Nixon was in England?” says, “Mr. Nixon was in England in the Year 1762, and Twice since; and he believes he is now in England.

And then he withdrew.

Then Mary Biggs was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That, about Two Years and an Half ago, she went to live with Mrs. Nixon as a Servant in Spring Gardens; that she continued with her for a Year and a Half; that, during that Time, a Person lived with Mrs. Nixon, whose Name is Woodman; that they lived together as Man and Wife, and that she has often seen them in Bed together.”

And then she withdrew.

The Evidence being finished; the Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, on Monday next.

Wallingford and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term, and to vary and enlarge the Powers, of an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Wallingford in the County of Berks to Wantage, and from thence to Farringdon, and also from Wantage to Idson, in the said Country, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from Wallingford to Wantage, and from thence to Farringdon, and for discontinuing the said Term and Powers, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from Wantage to Idson and for repairing the Road leading from the North East Corner of Nuffield Common, by the Parish Church of Nuffield, otherwise Tuffield, in the County of Oxford, to the Commencement of the said Turnpike Road leading from Wallingford to Wantage.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

American Stamp Duties, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pattison and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties and other Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the same; and for amending such Parts of the several Acts of Parliament, relating to the Trade and Revenues of the said Colonies and Plantations, as direct the Manner of determining and recovering the Penalties and Forfeitures therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tribe to take the Name of Poole, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Best and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Benjamin Francis Tribe Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Surname of Poole, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Ludwell, deceased;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House

Account of Corn, &c. exported from Scotland, delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Rowe, from the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, attended:”

He was called in: and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of this House, of the 6th of this Instant February,

“An Account of the Quantity of the different Species of Corn and Meal exported from Scotland, from Christmas 1754 to Christmas 1764; distinguishing each Year; with the Names of the Ports from whence, and the Countries where to exported, and the Bounty payable thereon.”

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Account do lie on the Table.

Respondents Answer to the Appeal of Brebner.

The Answer of the Creditors on the unentailed Estate of the late Sir William Gordon of Park, to the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Brebner of Pitgavenie, was this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, primum diem Martii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Postea Biggs; vide p. 55. b.
2 Deest in Originali.
3 This Name sometimes occurs Oswald, vide p:52. a. & 54. a.