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

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: April 1765, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 144-168. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113242 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 22o Aprilis.
Wrigglesworth et al. to sell Ayscough Estate, Bill. Message to H.C. with it. Bridgenorth Salop, Road Bill. Romsey to Chilworth, Road Bill. Buckby Enclosure, Bill. Symondburn Enclosure, Bill. Wolsingham Enclosure, Bill. Message from H. C to return Lovibond Collins’s Bill to fell Cary’e Estate to Child. Grimston Enclosure, Bill. Stockport to Saxon’s Lane End, Road Bill. Hawtry Road Bill. Granburrow Enclosure Bill. Rector of St. Christopher London, Glebe Land’s to vest in the Governor, & c. of the Bank, Bill. Cockerington Enclosure. Bill. Kent Street Bermondsey. Road Bill. Manchester Road, Bill. Walkden Moor and Chatmoss Enclosure, Bill. Dowsby Enclosure, Bill. Branston Enclosure, Bill. Winn’s Nat Bill. Relief and Employment of the Poor, Bill. Privilege of Parliament to regulate, B.U. Bulbeek Enclosure, Bill. Die Martis, 23o Aprilis.
Bu’beck Enclosure, Bill. Grimston Enclosure, Bill. Long Buckby Enclosure, Bill. Granburrow Enclosure, Bill: Granburow Enclosure, Bill: Poole Winborne Minster, &c. Roads, Bill. Wisbech Road Bill. Bawtry Road Bill. Wilford Enclosure Bill. Kent Sheet and B Road Bill. Wolsingham Enclosure Bill. Hartsborn Enclosure, Bill. Stockport to Saxon’s Lane End, Road Bill. Wagner;s Nat. Bill. Winn’s Nat. Bill. Bridgnorth Road, Bill. Manchester, &c. Road, Bill. Tetford Enclosure, Bill. Cockenington Enclosure, Bill. Barton Waterside House, Road Bill. Restor of St. Christopher, London Glebe Lands to velft in the Governor, Sec. of the Bank, Bill. Kexby Bridge, Road Bill. Walkden Moor and Chatmoss Enclosure, Bill. Keelby Enclosure, Bill. Dowsby Enclosure, Bill. Alford to Boston and Cowbridge, Road, Bill. Roper’s Field, lsle of Ely, Road, Bill. Wadworth ’ Enclosure, Bill. Dr. Wishart & al. against Magistrates of Edinburgh. Hamilton against Clements et al. Petition of Merchants trading to Scotland, relating to the Bill for regulating the Currency of the Scotch Bank Notes. Currence of the Notes issued the Banks in Scotland, to regulate, Bill. Minehead to Dunsier, &c. Road, Bill. Die Mercurii, 24o Aprilis.
REX. The King present: Bills passed: His Majesty’s Speech, recommending the Consideration of a Regency Bill: Message to H. C. to continue sitting; Order for an Address on His Majesty’s Speech: Address reported, and agreed to: Answer from H.C.: Address sent to them, for Concurrence. Symondburn Enclosure, Bill: His Majesty’s Consent to it. Roper’s Field Isle of Ely, Road, Bill. Walkden Moor and Chatmoss Enclosure, Bill. Burton Overy Enclosure Bill. Houghton Enclosure, Bill. Manchester, &c. Roads, Bill. Minehead to Dunster, &c. Roads, Bill: Branston Enclosure, Bill. Newcastle under Line to Buxton, &c. Roads, Bill. Loes and Wilford Poor, Bill, Carlton Enclosure, Bill. Wadworth Enclosure, Bill. Madder Act, to continue, Bill: Annuities, to alter the Times, of Payment of, Bill: Llandilo Road, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Bulbeck Common, Bill: Emload Common, Bill: Message to H. C. with an Amendment to the preceding Bills. Bridges against Shirley & al. Message from H. C. to return the Address: His Majesty to be attended with it. Somerton Enclosure, Bill. Dobbyn against Barker. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 25o Aprilis.
The House to attend His Majesty with the Address: Message to H. C. to acquaint them with the Time. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 26oAprilis.
The King’s Answer to Address reported. E of Carlisle’s Guardians tosell Est tes, Bill. Keelby Enclosure, Bill. Cockerington Enclosure, Bill. Rector of St. Christopher, London, Glebe Lands to vest in the Governor, &c. of the Bank, Bill. Walsingham Common, Bill. Symondburn Common, Bill. Grimston Common, Bill. Hartshorn Common, Bill. Wilford Common, Bill. Tetford Common, Bill. Barton Waterside House, Road Bill. Bawtry Road, Bill. Wisbeach, Chatteris, Road Bill. Saxon’s Lane End, Road Bill. Newcastle under Line to Buxton, &c. Road, Bill Wagner;s Nat Bill. Ramsgate Harbour Bill. Kexby Bridge Road, Bill. Bridgnorth Road, Bill: Houghton Common, Bill. Walkden Moor and Chatmoss Common, Bill: Burton Overy Common, Bill: Manchester, &c Roads, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Romsey to Chilworth Road Bill. Minehead to Dunster, &c. Roads, Bill: Petition of several Persons against it. Somerton Common, Bill. Roper’s Field Road, Bill. Message from H. C. to return the E. of Guilford, St. John, and Dering’s Estate, Bill. Austerfield Common Bill. Boston Haven, &c. Drainage, Bill. Carlton Common, Bill. Ratcliff Highway Road, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Wale’s Nat. Bill. White Herring Fishery, Bill. Lutcham Common, Bill. Shepton Malet Road, Bill. Alfreton to Nottingham; Road Bill. His Majesty’s Speech to be considered. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 29o Aprilis.
Kent Street, and Bermondsey Road, Bill. Loes and Wilford Poor, Bill. Roper’s Fields Road Bill. Winn’s Nat. Bill. Carlton Common, Bill. Dowsby common, Bill. Branston Common Bill. E. of Carlifste’s Guardians, to fell Estates, Bill: Message to H.C. with it. Messages from thence, to return Emload Common Bill. And Finch & al. Bill, to vest West-brook’s Estate in Trustees. Shutford Common Bill. Boston Have, Drainage Bill. Somerton Common, Bill. To rebuild St. John’s Church in Hertford, Bill. Commissioners of the Land Tax, Bill. Lutcham Common, Bill. Wadworth Common Bill. Walsingham Common, Bill: Hartshorn Common, Bill: Tetford Common, Bill: Wilford Common, Bill: Grimston Common, Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five piece- ding Bills. His Majesty’s Speech considered: Regency Bill presented, and read: His Majesty’s Message. Regency Bill. Privilege of Parliament, to regulate, Bill. Agents to accompt for Prize-money, Bill. To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill. Longitude Bill. Elford Common Bill. Message from H.C. to return Taylor’s Bill. Symondburn Common, Bill. Newcastle under Line to Buxton, &c. Bill: Barton Waterside House, Road Bill: Bridgnorth, Road Bill: Ramsgate Harbour, Bill: Wisbeach, Chatten, &c. Road Bill: Bawtry, Road Bill: Kexby Road Bill: Cockerington Common, Bill: Keelby Common, Bill: Saxon’s Lane End, Road Bill: Rector of St.Christopher, London, Glebe Lands to vest in the Governor, &c. Of the Bank, Bill: Wagner;s Nat. Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Thirteen preceding Bills. Alford to Boston and Cow-bridge, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 30o Aprilis.
Boston Haven, Damage Bill. Poole, Winborne Minster, Roads; Minehead to Dunster, Sec. Roads, Bill. Kent Street and Bermondesey Roads, Bill: Carlton Common, Bill: Branston Common, Bill: Loes and Wilford, Poor Bill: Roper’s Field, Isle of Ely, Road Bill: Dowsby Common, Bill: Winn’s Nat. Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. White Herring Fishery, Bill. Austerfield Common, Bill. Shepton Mallet, Road Bill Ratcliffe Highway, Road Bill. Alsieton, &c. Roads, Bill. Hertford Church, Bill. To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill. Commissioners of the Land Tax, Bill. Agents to accompt for Prize money; Bill. Longitude Bill. Elsord Common, Bill. Shutford Common, Bill. Currency of Notes lssued by the Banks in Scotland, to regulate, Bill. Causes removed. Tickhill Common, Bill. Ashford Common. Bill. Taunton Roads, Bill. Regency Bill. Motion for an Address to His Majesty, concerning it. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 22o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Marlborough, C. P. S. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Richmond. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bolton. Ds. Chedworth.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Rutland. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon. Dux Argyll. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Fortescue.
Dux Newcastle. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Portland. Ds. Ponsonby.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Acre.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Boston.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Milton.
Comes Gainsborough. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Braidalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Buckingham shire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Nortbumb’land.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Wrigglesworth et al. to sell Ayscough Estate, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a Partition of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Lincoln and York, late the Estate of Edward Ayscough deceased, which, upon his Death, belonged to his Four Daughters and Coheirs; and for setting the Lands and Hereditaments, to be allotted upon the said Partition, to the several Uses limited of their several undivided Shares thereof respectively.”

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 Mr. Browning and Mr. Anguish:

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

Bridgenorth Salop, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Aft made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Road from the Town of Shrewsbury, through Cressage, Harley, Much Wenlock, by Muckley Cross, and through Morville, to Bridgenorth, in the County of Salop, and for amending several other Roads near or adjoining thereto;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Romsey to Chilworth, Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Simeon Steuart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Street called The Hundred at Romsey through Chilworth, to the River at Swathling, in the County of Southampton; and for connecting the same with the Road leading from the City of Winchester through Hursley to Chandler’s Ford, and from Hursley aforesaid to the Turnpike Road at Romsey aforesaid; and also for repairing and widening the Road leading from the River at Swathling afore said through Botley, to the Turnpike Road at Sherril Heath, in the said County of Southampton:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Buckby Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, of and in the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Long Buckby, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of that Part of the Hamlet of Murcot which lies in the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.”

Symondburn Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Two Moors, or Commons, within the Barony and Manor of Warke and Parish of Symondburn, in the County of Northumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wolsingham Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, or Commons, in the Parish of Wolsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Five Bills were severally read the First Time.

Message from H. C to return Lovibond Collins’s Bill to fell Cary’e Estate to Child.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates late of Elizabeth Cary Widow, deceased, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell and convey the same to Robert Child Esquire; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in Three per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities, to be secured and transferred in Manner therein mentioned, and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

Grimston Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Mordaunt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, and all the Commonable Lands and Grounds, in Grimston, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stockport to Saxon’s Lane End, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the, Road from Stockport in the County of Chester, to Saxon’s Lane End in the County of Lancaster, and from the Cross in Ashton-Under-Line in the said County of Lancaster, to Doctors-Lane-Head in the County of York; and also the Road branching out of the first-mentioned Road in the Township of Bredbury, to Mottram in the said County of Chester,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hawtry Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Bawtry Bridge in the County of Nottingham, to Hainton in the County of Lincoln; and from North Willingham to the North End of a Lane betwixt Dexthorpe and Langton; and from West Raisin to Pilford Bridge; and from the great Road near Bishop Bridge to Bishop Norton Common; and from the Hamlet of Morton to Epworth; and from Haxey Field to The Trent, at Kimald Ferry in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Granburrow Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Walle Ground, in the Lordship and Liberties of Granburrow, in the County of Warwick

Rector of St. Christopher London, Glebe Land’s to vest in the Governor, & c. of the Bank, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Glebe Lands, belonging to the Rectory of the Parish Church of Saint Christopher in the City of London, in the Governor and Company off the Bank of England, and for making a Recompense to the Rector of the said Parish and his Successors, in Lieu thereof; and for obviating certain Doubts in an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London.”

Cockerington Enclosure. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Arable Fields in the Parishes of North Cockerington and South Cockerington, in the County of Lincoln.”

Kent Street Bermondsey. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend several Acts passed in the Fourth “and Sixth Years of King George the First, and in the Eleventh and Twenty-fourth Years of King George the Second, for repairing several Roads from ’The Stones End in Kent Street and Bermondesey Street Southwark, to Dartford, and to the Extent of the Parish of Lewisham next Bromley and Beckenham, in the County of Kent; and for extending the said Acts to the Repair of the Roads leading from the End of the present Turnpike to the West End of Stroud Green, and to Farnborough Well, and to The Stones End in London Street Greenwich, and to the North End of Burnt Ash Lane in the Parish of Lee, and from the West End of Green wich Bark Wall to Woolwich Warren; and for making an Allowance, out of the Tolls arising by the said Acts, to the Trustees for putting in Execution an Act of the Twenty-second Year of King George the Second, for opening and making a new Road from the East End of New Street in the Parish of Saint John Southwest, to and through the several Places therein mentioned, and for keeping the said Road in Repair for the future.”

Manchester Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Aft made in the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Crossford Bridge to Manchester, and for amending the Road from Crossford Bridge aforesaid to a certain Place in Altrincham in the County Palatine of Chester

Walkden Moor and Chatmoss Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice leca est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Walkden Moor, and a Part of a Parcel of Moss Ground called Chatmoss, within the Manor of Worsley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster

Dowsby Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Fen in the Parishes of Aslackby and Dowsby, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the said Fen, and also certain Enclosed Low Grounds adjoining to the said Fen.”

Branston Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Fen Grounds, Moors, Sheep Walks, Wood Ings, Sike Closes, Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Branston, in the County of the City of Lincoln

Winn’s Nat Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Sabine Louyse Winn

Relief and Employment of the Poor, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee again upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within that Part of Great Britain called England:”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again upon the said Bill, on this Day Two Months.

Then it Was moved, “To resolve, That, in all Applications for Bills for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within that Part of Great Britain called England, such Application and Bills be deemed of a publick Nature, and pass without paying any Fees.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question Was put thereupon.

It was Resolded in the Negative.

Privilege of Parliament to regulate, B.U.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for preventing any Inconveniencies that may happen by Privilege of Parliament:”

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on this Day Sevennight.

Bulbeek Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, within the Barony or Manor of Bulbeck, in the County of Northumberland”

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

L. President. L. Bp. London. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Chester. L. Leigh.
L. Bp. Norwich. L. Delamer.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
E. Huntingdon. L. Ravensworth.
E. Suffolk. L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh. L. Herwich.
E. Westmorland. L. Lyttelyon.
E. Winchilsea. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Poulett.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Northumb’ land.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Weymouth.

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

Adjourn
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit prseæsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vi cesimum tertium diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurora?, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 23o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Dux York. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Comes Northington Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Bedford, Pæses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Marlborough, C.P.S. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. landav. Dux Richmond. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Exon. Dux Rutland. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Walpole.
Dux Portland. Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Braidalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Nortbumb’land.
Comes Temple.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Townsend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

Bu’beck Enclosure, Bill.

The Duke of Portlandreported from tie Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, within the Barony or Manor of Bulbeck, in the County of Northumberland” 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 (fn. 1) : through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows; videlicet,

“Pr. 32. L. 38. After the Word [“paid”], and before the Word [“or”], insert [promised”].

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House”

Grimston Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all the Commonable Lands and Grounds, in Grimston, in the County of Leicester.”

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

L. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Leigh.
D. Portland. L. Delmer.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Cathcart.
L. (fn. 3) Chamberlain. L, Bp. Exeter. L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
E. Huntingdon. L. Walpole.
E. Suffolk. L. Boson.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulett.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis Wentworth.

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

Long Buckby Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, of and in the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Long Buckby, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of that Part of the Hamlet of Murcot which lies in the said Parish.”

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.

Granburrow Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Ground, in the Lordship and Liberties of Granburrow, in the County of Warwick

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.

Granburow Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Bill: “Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds and Waste Ground, in the Lordship and Liberties of Granburrow, in the County of war wick.”

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.

Poole Winborne Minster, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Repairing and widening several Roas leading from between the Second and Third Mile Stones of the Turnpike Road between the Town and County of Poole and Winborne Minster in the County of Dorset, to Bratton Corner in the County of Somerset.”

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.

Wisbech Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act for amending the Roads from Chatteris Ferry, through Chatteris and March, to Wisbech Saint Peters, and from thence to Tid Gate in the lsle of Ely; and from Wisbech aforesaid through Outwell, to Downham Bridge in the County of Norfolk; and for repealing the several Acts for repairing the said Road between Wisbech and March.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please;

Bawtry Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Bawtry Bridge in and widening the Roads from Bawtry Bridge in the County of Nottingham, to Hainton in the North End of the Lane betwixt Dexthorpe and Langton; and from Welf Raisin to Pilford Bridge; and from the Great Road near Bishop Bridge to Bishop Norton Common; and from the Hamlet of Morton to Epworth; and from Haxey Field to The Trent, at Kinnald Ferry in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Wilford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Wilford, in the County of Nottingham.”

Ordered, That the Thad 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.

Kent Sheet and B Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend several Acts, passed in the Fourth and Sixth Years of King George the First, and in the Eleventh and Twenty-fourth years of King George the Second for repairing several Roads from The stones End in Kent Street and Bermondsey Street Southword, Dartford, and to the Extent of the Parish of Lewisham next Bromley and Backenham, in the County of Kent; and for extending the said Acts to the Repair of the Roads leading from the End of the Present Turn pike to the West End of Stroud Green, and to Farn trough Well, and to the Stones End in London Street Greenwich, and to the North End of Burnt Ash Lane in the Parish of Lee, and from the West End of Greenwith Park Wall to Woolwich Warren; and for an Allowance out of the Tolls arising; by the said Acts, to the Trustees for putting in Execution an Act of the Twenty-second Year of King George the Second, for opening and making a nee Road from the East End of New Street in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, to and through the several Place therein mentioned, and for keeping the said Road in Repair for the future.”

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Wolsingham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, or Commons, in the Parish of Wolfingham, in the County Palatine of Durham.”

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.

Hartsborn Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Hartshorn, in the County of Derby.”

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 fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stockport to Saxon’s Lane End, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Stockport in the County of Chester, to Saxon’s Lane End in the County of Lancaster; and from the Cross in Ashton Under Line in the said County of Lanc After, to Doctor’s Lane Head in the County of York; and also the Road branching out of the first-mentioned Road in the Township of Bredbury, to Mottram in the said County of Chester

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.

Wagner;s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An for naturalizing Benedict Paul Wagner.”

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Winn’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An for naturalizing Sabine Louÿse Winn

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.

Bridgnorth Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Road from the Town of Shrewsbury, through Cressage, Harley, Much Wenlock, by Muckley Cross, and through Morville, to Bridgenorth in the County of Salop; and for amending several other Roads near or adjoining thereto.”

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 fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Manchester, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Crossford Bridge to Manchester; and for amending the Road from Crossford Bridge aforesaid to a certain Place in Altrincham in the County Palatine of Chester

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Tetford Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Tetford, in the County of Lincoln

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.

Cockenington Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Arable Fields, in the Parishes of North Cockerington and South Cockerington, in the County of Lincoln

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Barton Waterside House, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for repairing and widening the Road from Barton, Waterside House to Riseham Hedge Corner, and several other Roads in the County of Lincoln therein mentioned.”

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.

Restor of St. Christopher, London Glebe Lands to velft in the Governor, Sec. of the Bank, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Glebe Lands, belonging to the Rectory of the Parish Church of Saint Christopher in the City of London, in the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and for making a Recompense to the Rector of the said Parish and his Successors, in Lieu thereof; and for obviating certain Doubts in an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London.”

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.

Kexby Bridge, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the City of York, by Grimpon Smithy, to Kexby Bridge, and from Grimpon Smithy aforesaid to a certain Gate at the upper End of Garraby Hill, in the County of York

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.

Walkden Moor and Chatmoss Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing Walkden Moor, and a Part of a Parcel of Moss Ground called Chatmoss, within the Manor of Worsley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Keelby Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds, within the several Parishes of Keelby and Stallingborough, in the County of Lincoln

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 fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dowsby Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Fen, in the Parishes of Aslackby and Dowsby, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the said Fen, and. also certain Enclosed Low Grounds adjoining to the said Fen.”

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.

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

Alford to Boston and Cowbridge, Road, Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alford to Boston, and from thence to Cambridge, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Roper’s Field, lsle of Ely, Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Turner and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Little Bridge, over the End of the Drain next Wisbeach River, lying between Roper’s Fields and The Bell Inn in Wisbeach in the Isle of Ely, to the Sign of The Bear in Walsoken in the County of Norfolk; and from Walfoken Bridge, lying over the same Drain, to the said Sign of The Bear, and to Lord’s Bridge in Isington, and from thence to the West End of Maudlin Bridge and German’s Bridge in the County of Norfolk; and from the East End of German’s Bridge aforesaid to the West End of Long Bridge in South Lynn, in the Borough of King’s Lynn, in the said County of Norfolk, and from Islington aforesaid to Cross Keys Wash in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wadworth ’ Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes, lying and being within the Parish of Wadworth, in the West Riding of the County of York” to which they desire the’ Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Common Pasture, Common Meadow, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Lordship of Carlton upon Trent, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dr. Wishart & al. against Magistrates of Edinburgh.

A Petition of George Wilbart Doctor in Divinity and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein the Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh are Respondents, was presented, and read; setting forth, “That the Parties in the said Cause, in Hopes of compromising the Matters in Dispute, have delayed transmitting the Writings necessary for hearing the same this Saffron of Parliament; and there fore praying, That the Hearing of the said Cause may be delayed till the Second Cause-day in the next Session of Parliament, or to such other Day as their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall judge proper; the Respondents Agent consenting thereto.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the Second Cause-day in the next Session of Parliament.

Hamilton against Clements et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Richard Hamilton Esquire is Appellant, and Nathaniel Clements and others are Respondents, which stands for To-morrow, be put off to that Day Sevennight.

Petition of Merchants trading to Scotland, relating to the Bill for regulating the Currency of the Scotch Bank Notes.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being the principal Merchants and Traders to Scotland; taking Notice of Bill depending in this House, for the better Regulation of the Paper Currency in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; setting forth, “That the many Difficulties and Delays, added to the Expense, of getting Scotch Bank Notes exchanged for Specie, is not only inconvenient and troublesome, but attended with great Hazard to the Credit of all Merchants dealing to that Part of the Kingdom; and, unless a speedy and effectual Remedy be provided thereto, so as to make their Bank Notes payable on Demand, in the fame Manner as those in England, and summary Execution to proceed thereon, in the fame Manner as when Protest is taken on Foreign Bills, without any Sift or Demurr, it will be impossible for them to carry on their different Branches of Trade any longer, with Safety to themselves, or Advantage to their Correspondents, being obliged to be at a very considerable Expense to pay for those Delays, which enhances the Price of Wares and Merchandizes, and consequently diminishes the Consumption; the Nature of these Bank Notes being such, that they cannot have reasonable Returns if a sudden Demand should come upon them, being not only liable to be distressed by the Advantage taken of the optional Clause, but the Exchange is often so great, that no Trade or Manufacture can endure it; and therefore praying their Lordships, to provide a Remedy for there great Evils, by which their Commodities are grievously taxed, and they greatly distressed:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating the Currency and due Payment of Notes and Bills, issued by the Banks, Banking Companies, and Bankers, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for restraining the Practice of issuing Notes and Bills, for Sums less than Twenty Sillings, by such Banks, Banking Companies, and Bankers,” stands referred.

Currence of the Notes issued the Banks in

Currency of the Notes and, the, Bunks in The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the said Bill; and for the Attendance of several Witnesses:

Scotland, to regulate, Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had been in Consideration of the said Bill, and also of the Petition to them referred, and had made some Progress therein; and desire another Time may be appointed, for the House to be in a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again upon the said Bill on Tuesday next; and the Lords summoned.

Ordered, That Mr. John Inglis, Mr. John Young, Mr. John Campbell, and Mr. John Maccall, Bankers, do attend the said Committee on Tuesday next.

Minehead to Dunsier, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, altering, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Port Town and Borough of Minehead, through Dunster and Timberscombe, to Hele Bridge, and through the Town of Dulverton, and by the River and Brushford Green to Exbridge in the County of Somerset; and from thence to Balham Bridge in the Town of Bampton in the County of Devon; and also the Road leading from the said Port Town and Borough of Minehead, through Carhampton and Billbrooke, to Harrow Gate in the Parish of Stogumber in the County of Somerset; and also the Road leading from Carhampton aforesaid, through the Town of Watchet in the Parish of Saint Decumans in the County of Somerset, to or near the Village of Rydon, and by Long Cross Barn to the End of the Bridgewater Turnpike Road in the Town of Nether Stowey in the County of Somerset; and also from the said Town of Watchet to Tower Hill in the Village of Williton in the Parish of Saint Decumans; and from the said Town of Watchet, by Way of Five Bells, to Fair Cross, and from thence to Stickle Path, over Brendon Hill, to Robery Lane and to Bampton, in the said County of Devon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Die Mercurii, 24o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux York.
Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Archiep. Ebor. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Marlborough, C. P. S. Ds. Byron.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Richmond. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Leeds. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Rutland. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Landav. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Manchester. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Bristol. Dux Chandos. Ds. Chedworth.
Epus. Exon. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Sandys.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Denhigh. Ds. Boston.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Milton.
Comes Thanet. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Holland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Eglinton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Buckingham Shire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumb’land.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes); commanded the Gentleman usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “It is His Majesty’s Pleasure, they attend Him, immediately, in this House.”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed:

“1. An Act to confirm all Leases already made, by Archbishops and Bishops, and other Ecclesiastical Persons, of Tithes and other Incorporeal Hereditaments, for One, Two, or Three, Life or Lives, or Twenty-one Years; and to enable them to grants such Leases, and to bring Actions of Debt for Recovery of Rents reserved, and in Arrear, on Leases for Life or Lives.”

“2. An Act for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in certain Acts of this Session of Parliament.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk, as follows; videlicet,

Le Roy le veult.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty’s Speech, recommending the Consideration of a Regency Bill:

“My Lords, and Gentlemen,
The tender Concern which I feel for My faithful Subjects makes Me anxious to provide for every possible Event, which may affect their future Happiness or Security.

My late Indisposition, though not attended with Danger, has led Me to consider the Situation in which My Kingdoms and My Family might be left, if it should please God to put a Period to My Life, whilst My Successor is of tender Years.

The high Importance of this Subject, to the publick Safety, good Order, and Tranquillity; the Paternal Affection which I bear to My Children, and to all My People; and My earnest Desire that every Precaution should be taken, which may tend to preserve the Constitution of Great Britain undisturbed, and the Dignity and Lustre of its Crown unimpaired; have determined Me to lay this weighty Business before My Parliament: And, as My Health, by the Blessing of God, is now restored, I take the earliest Opportunity of meeting you here, and of recommending to your most serious Deliberation the making such Provision as would be necessary, in case any of My Children should succeed to the Throne before they shall respectively attain the Age of Eighteen Years.

To this End, I propose to your Consideration, whether, under the present Circumstances, it will not be expedient to vest in Me the Power of appointing, from Time to Time, by Instrument in Writing, under My Sign Manual, either the Queen, or any other Person or My Royal Family usually residing in Great Britain, to be the Guardian of the Person of such Successor, and the Regent of these Kingdoms, until such Successor shall attain the Age of Eighteen Years; subject to the like Restrictions and Regulations as are specified and contained in an Act passed upon a similar Occasion, in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of the late King My Royal Grandfather: The Regent so appointed to be assisted by a Council, composed of the several Persons, who, by reason of their Dignities and Offices, are constituted Members of the Council established by that Act, together with those whom you may think proper to leave to My Nomination.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Message to H. C. to continue sitting;

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Holford:

To desire that they will continue sitting for some Time.

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty’s Speech:

And the same being read by the Clerk.

Order for an Address on His Majesty’s Speech:

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “To acknowledge the peculiar Goodness expressed in His most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

To congratulate His Majesty on His Recovery from His late indisposition; and to express the most grateful Sense of the affectionate Regard which His Majesty has shewn to the Satisfaction of His Parliament, by taking the earliest Opportunity of giving them so pleasing a Proof of the Re-establishment of His Health.

To assure His Majesty, that the constant Tenor of His just and constitutional Government had already filled our Minds with a most cordial Sense of Gratitude; and that the new Proof which His Majesty is now pleased to give of His truly paternal Tenderness, by extending his Concern to the Stability, Dignity, and Lustre, of His Crown, and for the Happiness of His People, beyond the Period of His own Continuance amongst them, must inspire us with still higher Degrees, if possible, of Reverence and Affection.

To express our Admiration of that Magnanimity which enables His Majesty to look forward, with a cool Composure of Thought, to an Event, which, whenever it shall please God to permit it, must overwhelm His loyal Subjects with the bitterest Distraction of Grief.

To declare our just and grateful Sense of the Blessings we enjoy under His Majesty’s auspicious Reign; and our ardent Wishes to transmit them, under the same gracious Care and Protection, to our Children.

To assure His Majesty, that, feeling, as we do, the infinite Importance of perpetuating in all Events our happy Constitution, we will not fail to apply ourselves to the immediate Consideration of the momentous Object which He has been pleased to recommend to us; that our Deliberations concerning it will be animated by the most zealous Regard to the great Object of His Majesty’s salutary Designs, will be influenced by a just Confidence in His princely Wisdom and paternal Concern for His People, and shall be concluded with all the Dispatch compatible with the singular Importance of the Subject; most earnestly praying, that, by His Majesty’s living to form a worthy Successor to the Throne by His own Precepts (fn. 4) and Example, a Precaution so expedient in Prospect may become useless in the Event.

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare an Address pursuant thereto (videlicet,)

L. President.
L. Privy Seal. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. Botetourt.
D. Leeds. L Abp. York. L. Delamer.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. London. L. Trevor.
L. Steward. L. Bp. Durham. L. Sandys.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Bruce.
E. Suffolk. L. Mansfield.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Gloucester. L. Harwich.
E. Litchfield. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Halifax.
E. Buckingham.
E. Northumberland.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet immediately, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Committee withdrew, to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Halifax reported from the Committee an Address drawn by them, as follows; (videlicet,)

Address reported, and agreed to:

“Most Gracious Sovereign,
We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, presume to approach Your Sacred Person, with our warmest Acknowledgements of the peculiar Goodness expressed in Your most gracious Speech from the Throne.

We humbly entreat Your Majesty’s Acceptance of our heartiest Congratulations upon Your Recovery from Your late Indisposition. Your Majesty’s Return to Your Parliament has dissipated all those anxious Sensations, which the Occasion of Your Absence had excited: And, as the Re-establishment of Your invaluable Health is an Object to Your faithful People of the sincerest Joy and Exultation: Your Majesty has shewn a most affectionate Regard to their Satisfaction, in condescending to take the earliest Opportunity of giving them so pleasing a Proof of it.
This great Mark of Your Majesty’s Attention demands our most sincere and dutiful Thanks: But we have before us a still more engaging Instance of Your watchful Solicitude for our future Security and Happiness.
The constant Tenor of Your just and constitutional Government, distinguished and endeared to Your Kingdoms, by an unwearied Application to the Advancement of their Interests and Prosperity, had already filled our Minds with a most cordial Sense of Gratitude: The new Proof which Your Majesty is now pleased to give us of Your truly Paternal Tenderness, by extending Your Concern for the Stability, Dignity, and Lustre, of Your Crown, with all the happy Effects of Your Love to Your Royal Children and to Your faithful Subjects, beyond the Period of Your own Continuance among them, must inspire us with still higher Degrees, if possible, of Reverence and Affection.
Whilst we contemplate with Admiration that Magnanimity which enables Your Majesty to look forward, with a cool Composure of Thought, to an Event which, whenever it shall please God to permit it, must overwhelm Your loyal Subjects with the bitterest Distraction of Grief; we cannot but be deeply affected with that compassionate Sentiment of Your Royal Heart, which suggests a Provision for their Comfort under so severe an Affliction.
May it please the Divine Providence to exempt us from the fatal Necessity of such a Consolation ! Your Majesty has shewn, from the First Day of Your auspicious Reign, so conscientious a Regard to the Laws and Liberties, the Religions and Civil Rights, of Your Kingdoms, that we should be insensible and unworthy of the Happiness we ourselves enjoy, if we did not ardently wish to transmit it under the same gracious Care and Protection to our Children.
Yet, feeling, as we do, the infinite Importance of every Measure that may tend to the perpetuating in all Events our happy Constitution; in Deference to Your Majesty’s Recommendation, and under a full Conviction of that consummate Prudence and beneficent Intention which were the Motives of it, we will not fail to apply ourselves to the immediate Discussion of the high and momentous Object which Your Majesty has been pleased to propose to our Consideration.
Our Deliberations concerning it will be animated by the Hopes of securing to our Posterity, under the Blessing of Almighty God, and in Concurrence with Your Majesty’s salutary Designs, the inestimable Blessing of a legal Protestant Succession to the Crown of these Realms in Your Royal Family; and will be influenced by a just Confidence in Your Princely Wisdom, and Paternal Concern for Your People.
We shall go into this Consultation with a sensible Anxiety; arising from the Subject of it: But we humbly assure Your Majesty, that we will conclude it with all the Dispatch compatible with its Angular Importance; repeating at the same Time our earnest Supplications, that, through the Mercy of God upon this Protestant Church and Nation, a Precaution so expedient in Prospect may become useless in the Event, by Your Majesty’s living to form, under Your own Instruction, a Successor worthy to inherit the Allegiance and Affections of a Free People, by a long and mature Attention to the Example of Your Royal Virtues.”

Which Address, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Answer from H.C.:

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire that they would continue fitting for some Time longer, being returned, acquainted the House, “That the Commons will continue sitting, as desired.”

Address sent to them, for Concurrence.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer:

To carry down the said Address, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Symondburn Enclosure, Bill: His Majesty’s Consent to it.

The Earl of Sandwich acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Purport of the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing Two Moors, or Commons, within the Barony or Manor of Warke, and Parish of Symondburn, in the County of Northumberland was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

L. President. L. Bp. Durham.
L. Privy Seal. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. Leigh.
D. Leeds. L. Bp. Chester. L. Delamer.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Cathcart.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Bathurst.
E. Huntingdon. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Ravensworth.
E. Westmorland. L. Harwich.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Halifax.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
V. Weymouth.
V. 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.

Roper’s Field Isle of Ely, Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Little Bridge over the End of the Drain next Wisbeach River, lying between Ropers Fields and The Bell Inn in Wisbeach, in the Isle of Ely, to the Sign of The Bear in Walsoken, in the County of Norfolk; and from Walsoken Bridge, lying over the same Drain, to the said Sign of The Bear, and to Lord’s Bridge in Islington, and from thence to the West Ends of Maudlin Bridge and German’s Bridge, in the County of Norfolk, and from the East End of German’s Bridge aforesaid, to the West End of Long Bridge in South Lynn, in the Borough of King’s Lynn, in the said County of Norfolk; and from Islington aforesaid, to Cross Keys Wash, in the said County.”

Walkden Moor and Chatmoss Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Walkden Moor, and a Part of a Parcel of Moss Ground, called Chatmoss, within the Manor of Worsley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster,” 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.”

Burton Overy Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Burton Overy, in the County of Leicester” was committed.

Houghton Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Houghton on the Hill, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Manchester, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Crossford Bridge to Manchester; and for amending the Road from Crossford Budget aforesaid, to a certain Place in Altrincham, in the County Palatine of Chester,” 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.”

Minehead to Dunster, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, altering, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Port Town and Borough of Minehead, through Dunster and Timberscombe, to Hele Bridge, and through the Town of Dulverton, and by the River and Brushford Green, to Exbridge, in the County of Somerset, and from thence to Batham Bridge in the Town of Bampton, in the County of Devon; and also the Road leading from the said Port Town and Borough of Minehead, through Carhampton and Bilbrooke, to Harrow Gate in the Parish of Stogumber in the County of Somerset; and also the Road leading from Carhampton aforesaid, through the Town of Watchet, in the Parish of Saint Decumans, in the County of Somerset, to or near the Village of Rydon, and by Long Cross Barn to the End of Bridgewater Turnpike Road in the Town of Nether Stowey, in the County of Somerset; and also from the said Town of Watchet to Tower Hill in the Village of Williton in the Parish of Saint Decumans; and from the said Town of Watchet, by Way of Five Bells, to Fair Cross, and from thence to Stickle Path, over Brendon Hill, to Robery Lane, and to Bampton, in the said County of Devon.”

Branston Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Fen Grounds, Moors, Sheep Walks, Wood Ings, Sike Closes, Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Branston, in the County of the City of Lincoln.”

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Newcastle under Line to Buxton, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Line to Hassop, and from Middle Hills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the said first-mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike at Shelton, in the County of Stafford.”

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.

Loes and Wilford Poor, Bill,

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Loes and Wilford, in the County of Suffolk.”

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.

Carlton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and Common Pasture, Common Meadow, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Lordship of Carlton upon Trent, in the County of Nortingham.”

Wadworth Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes, lying and being within the Parish of Wadworth, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

Madder Act, to continue, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, for encouraging the Growth and Cultivation of Madder, in that Part of Great Britain called England, by ascertaining the Tithe thereof.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Annuities, to alter the Times, of Payment of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering the Times of Payment of certain Annuities established by Two Acts made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and m the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Llandilo Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Kidwelly, in the County of Carmarthen; and also several Roads leading from Llandilo, in the said County.”

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 Three preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Holford:

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

Bulbeck Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, within the Barony or Manor of Bulbeck, in the County of Northumberland.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Emload Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Emload, in the County of Worcester.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to the preceding Bills.

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

To carry down the said Bills; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Bridges against Shirley & al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause, wherein William Bridges Esquire is Appellant, and Lewis Shirley Esquire and others 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.

Message from H. C. to return the Address:

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

To return the Address sent down to them; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, by filling up the Blank with [“and Commons.”]

His Majesty to be attended with it.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time He will be pleased to appoint to be attended, with an Address of both Houses of Parliament.

Somerton Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Dashwood and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Common Field, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Somerton, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dobbyn against Barker.

The Answer of Francis Barker Esquire, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Robert Dobbyn the Younger Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 25o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Leigh.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
V. Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The House to attend His Majesty with the Address:

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time He would be pleased to appoint to be attended with an Address of both Houses of Parliament; and that His Majesty had been pleased to appoint this Day, at One o’Clock, at His Palace of Saint James.”

Message to H. C. to acquaint them with the Time.

Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Browning:

To acquaint them, that His Majesty has appointed to be attended with the said Address at the Time above-mentioned; and that this House intends to be there at that Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 26oAprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Aprilis. Ebor. Comes Northington Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Leeds. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Portland. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Landa v. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Westmorland D. Ds. Monson.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Fortescue.
Comes. Shaftesbury. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Poulett. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Aylesford. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Halifax. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Buckinghamshire. Ds. Boston.
Comes Powis. Ds. Bingley.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

The King’s Answer to Address reported.

The Lord Chancellor reported, “That both Houses of Parliament did Yesterday wait on His Majesty with their Address; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer:
My Lords, and Gentlemen,
“Your affectionate Congratulations upon My Recovery, and the Sense which you express of your Happiness under My Government, give Me the greatest Satisfaction.
“Be assured, I have not a more sincere Concern, or a more earnest Desire, than to secure to My faithful People, both now and hereafter, the Religious and Civil Blessings of Our invaluable Constitution.

Ordered, That the said Address, and His Majesty’s most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

E of Carlisle’s Guardians tosell Est tes, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Cumberland, Northumberland, and Durham, late the Estate of Henry Earl of Carlisle, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold and disposed of, in and for the Payment of his Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances, and other the Purposes in his Will mentioned,” 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 made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Keelby Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds within the several Parishes of Keelby and Stallingborough, in the County of Lincoln,” 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.”

Cockerington Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Arable Fields, in the Parishes of North Cockerington and South Cockerington, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Rector of St. Christopher, London, Glebe Lands to vest in the Governor, &c. of the Bank, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Glebe Lands, belonging to the Rectory of the Parish Church of Saint Christopher in the City of London, in the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; and for making a Recompense to the Rector of the said Parish and his Successors, in Lieu thereof; and for obviating certain Doubts in an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London,” was committed.

Walsingham Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, or Commons, in the Parish of (fn. 5) Walsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham,” was committed.

Symondburn Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Two Moors, or Commons, within the Barony and Manor of Warke and Parish of Symondburn, in the County of Northumberland,” was committed.

Grimston Common, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all the Commonable Lands and Grounds in Grimston, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Hartshorn Common, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Mahor and Parish of Hartshorn, in the County of Derby,” was committed.

Wilford Common, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Wilford, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Tetford Common, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Tetford, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Barton Waterside House, Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Barton Waterside House to Riseham Hedge Corner, and several other Roads in the County of Lincoln, therein mentioned,” 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.”

Bawtry Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Bawtry Bridge in the County of Nottingham, to Hainton in the County of Lincoln; and from North Willingham to the North End of the Lane betwixt Dexthorpe and Langton; and from West Ratsin to Pilford Bridge; and from the Great Road near Bishop Bridge to Bishop Norton Common; and from the Hamlet of Morton to Epworth; and from Haxey Field to The Trent, at Kinnald Ferry in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Wisbeach, Chatteris, Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending the Road from Chatteris Ferry, through Chatteris and March, to Wisbeach Saint Peters, and from thence to Tid Gate in the Isle of Ely, and from Wisbeach aforesaid through Outwell to Downham Bridge, in the County of Norfolk; and for repealing the several Acts for repairing the said Road between Wisbeach and March,” was committed.

Saxon’s Lane End, Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Stockport in the County of Chester, to Saxon’s Lane End in the County of Lancaster, and from the Cross in Ashton under Line in the said County of Lancaster, to Doctor’s Lane Head in the County of York; and also the Road branching out of the first-mentioned Road in the Township of Bredbuty, to Mottram in the said County of Chester,” was committed.

Newcastle under Line to Buxton, &c. Road, Bill

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Newcastle under Line to Hassop, and from Middle Hills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the said first-mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike at Shelton, in the County of Stafford,” was committed.

Wagner;s Nat Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to naturalize Benedict Paul Wagner,” was committed.

Ramsgate Harbour Bill.

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge certain Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, An Act for enlarging and maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate; and for cleansing, amending, and preserving, the Haven of Sandwich,” was committed.

Kexby Bridge Road, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the City of York, by Grimston Smithy, to Kexby Bridge, and from Grimston Smithy aforesaid to a certain Gate at the Upper End of Garraby Hill, in the County of York,” was committed.

Bridgnorth Road, Bill:

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Road from the Town of Shrewsbury, through Cressage, Harley, Much Wenlock, by Muckley Cross, and through Morville, to Bridgnorth, in the County of Salop; and for amending several other Roads near or adjoining thereto,” was committed.

Houghton Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Houghton on the Hill, in the County of Leicester.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Walkden Moor and Chatmoss Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Walkden Moor, and a Part of a Parcel of Moss Ground, called Chatmoss; within the Manor of Worstey, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Burton Overy Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Burton Overy, in the County of Leicester.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Manchester, &c Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of his late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Crossford Bridge to Manchester; and for amending the Road from Crossford Bridge aforesaid to a certain Place in Altrincham, in the County Palatine of Chester.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

And Messages were sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Graves and Mr. Pechell:

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

Romsey to Chilworth Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Street called The Hundred at Romsey, through Chilworth, to the River at Swathling in the County of Southampton; and for connecting the same with the Road leading from the City of Winchester, through Hursley, to Chandler’s Ford, and from Hursley aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road at Romsey aforesaid; and also for repairing and widening the Road leading from the River at Swathling aforesaid, through Botley, to the Turnpike Road at Sherril Heath, in the said County of Southampton.”

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

L. President. L. Bp. London.
D. Leeds. L Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Portland. L Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Leigh.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
E. Westmorland. L. Masham.
E. Winchilsea. L. Ducie.
E. Sandwich. L. Sandys.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Walpole.
E. Poulett. L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Halifax.
E. Powis.
E. Ilchester.
E. Delawar.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Minehead to Dunster, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, altering, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Port Town and Borough of Minehead, through Dunster and Timberscombe, to Hele Bridge, and through the Town of Dulerton, and by the River and Brushford Green, to Exbridge in the County of Somerset, and from thence to Batham Bridge in the Town of Bampton in the County of Devon; and also the Road leading from the said Port Town and Borough of Minehead, through Carhampton and Bilbrooke, to Harrow Gate in the Parish of Stogumber in the County of Somerset; and also the Road leading from Carhampton aforesaid, through the Town of Watchet in the Parish of Saint Decumans in the County of Somerset, to or near the Village of Rydon, and by Long Cross Barn to the End of the Bridgewater Turnpike Road in the Town of Nether Stowey in the County of Somerset; and also from the said Town of Watchet to Tower Hill in the Village of Williton in the Parish of Saint Decumans; and from the said Town of Watchet, by Way of Five Bells, to Fair Cross, and from thence to Stickle Path, over Brendon Hill, to Robery Lane, and to Bampton, in the said County of Devon.”

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.

Petition of several Persons against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Gentlemen, Clergy, Freeholders, and other Inhabitants, of the several Parishes of West suantock’s Head, East suantock’s Head, and Kilve, Stringston, Holford, Kilton, Dodington, and Nether Stowey, in the County of Somerset; and of several other Gentlemen, Clergy, Freeholders, and others, residing near, and travelling in, the Roads therein mentioned; taking Notice of a Bill depending in Parliament, for repairing, widening, turning, altering, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Port Town and Borough of Minehead, in the County of Somerset, to the several Places therein mentioned; setting forth, “That, in case the said Bill should pass into a Law, the same will be a great Oppression and Hardship upon the Petitioners; and therefore praying, That they may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against the said Bill, or such Parts thereof as may aggrieve the Petitioners; and that they may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, as desired; as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill, at the same Time.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session be of the Committee to whom the said Bill stands referred.

Somerton Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Common Field, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Somerton, in the County of Oxford.”

Roper’s Field Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Little Bridge over the End of the Drain next Wisbeach River, lying between Roper’s Fields and The Bell Inn in Wisbeach, in the Isle of Ely, to the Sign of The Bear in Walsoken, in the County of Norfolk; and from Walsoken Bridge, lying over the same Drain, to the said Sign of The Bear, and to Lord’s Bridge in Islington, and from thence to the West Ends of Maudlin Bridge and German’s Bridge, in the County of Norfolk; and from the East End of German’s Bridge aforesaid to the West End of Long Bridge, in South Lynn, in the Borough of King’s Lynn, in the said County of Norfolk; and from Islington aforesaid to Cross Keys Wash in the said County.”

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.

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Guilford, St. John, and Dering’s Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain undivided Parts, or Shares, belonging to the Honourable John Saint John, an Infant, and Edward Dering, also an Infant, of and in several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands, to be conveyed to the Use of the said John Saint John and Edward Dering respectively, and their respective Heirs; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Austerfield Common Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing the High and Low Commons of Austerfield, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Boston Haven, &c. Drainage, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and improving certain Low, Marsh, and Fen Lands, lying between Boston Haven and Bourn, in the Parts of Kesteven and Holland, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Carlton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Common Pasture, Common Meadow, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Lordship of Carlton upon Trent, 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.

Ratcliff Highway Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Beauchamp Proctor and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His late Majesty, for opening, making, widening, and keeping in Repair, a Road from Ratcliffe Highway, through Cannon Street, in the County of Middlesex, and other Roads in the said Act mentioned; and for lighting, watching, and watering, the said Roads;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Wale’s Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Louisa Rudolphina Wale and Gregory Wale;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

White Herring Fishery, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lutcham Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for extinguishing certain Rights of Common in the Parish of Lutcham, alias Litcham, in the County of Norfolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shepton Malet Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Common, by Sir Charles Kemys Tynte and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Malet and Ivelchester, in the Gounty of Somerset, and for repairing the Roads from Shipton Malet to Leighton, and from Shipton Malet to Long Cross Bottom;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Alfreton to Nottingham; Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Alfreton Turnpike Road, near a Place called Little Robin’s in the Parish of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, through Woolley Moor, to the Nottingham Turnpike Road near Tansley in the County of Derby, and from Woolley Moor to the Chesterfield Turnpike Road at Kelstidge in the County of Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were severally read the First Time.

His Majesty’s Speech to be considered.

Ordered, That His Majesty’s most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, on Wednesday last, be taken into Consideration on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 29o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Arch. Ebor. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. London. Dux Bedford. Præses. Ds .Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Marlborough C.P.S. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Ds . Clifton.
Epus. Bath.& Wells. Dux Richmond. Ds. Leigh.
Dux Boston. Ds. Byron.
Epus. Lutch. & Cov. Dux Leeds. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Rutland. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Portland. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Manchester. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Landa v. Dux Chandos. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Exon. March. Rockingham. Ds. Chedworth.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Vere.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Thanet. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Essex. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Plymouth. Ds. Boston.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Albemarle. Ds. Milton.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Morton. Ds. Bingley.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Holland.
Comes Braidalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Delawarr.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townsend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Kent Street, and Bermondsey Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend several Acts, passed in the Fourth and Sixth Years of King George the First, and in the Eleventh and Twenty-fourth Years of King George the Second, for repairing several Roads from The Stones End in Kent Street and Bermondsey Street, Southwark, to Dartford, and to the Extent of the Parish of Lewisham next Bromley and Beckenham, in the County of Kent; and for extending the said Acts to the Repair of the Roads leading from the End of the present Turnpike to the Well End of Stroud Green, and to Farnborough Well, and to The Stones End in London Street, Greenwich, and to the North End of Burnt Ash Lane in the Parish of Lee, and from the West End of Greenwich Park Wall to Woolwich Warren; and for making an Allowance, out of the Tolls arising by the said Acts, to the Trustees for putting in Execution an Act of the Twenty-second Year of King Georgethe Second, for opening and making a new Road from the East End of New Street in the Parish of Saint John, Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned; and for keeping the said Road in Repair for the future,” 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.”

Loes and Wilford Poor, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Loes and Wilford, in the County of Suffolk,” was committed.

Roper’s Fields Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from The Little Bridge over the End of the Drain next Wisbeach River, lying between Roper’s Fields and The Bell Inn in Wisbeach, in the Isle of Ely, to the Sign of The Bear in Walsoken in the County of Norfolk; and from Walsoken Bridge, lying over the same Drain, to the said Sign of The Bear, and to Lord’s Bridge in Islington and from thence to the West Ends of Maudlin Bridge and German’s Bridge, in the County of Norfolk; and from the East End of German’s Bridge aforesaid to the West End of Long Bridge in South Lynn, in the Borough of King’s Lynn, in the said County of Norfolk, and from Islington aforesaid to Cross Keys Wash in the said County,” was committed.

Winn’s Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Winchilsea made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Sabine Louisse Winn” was committed.

Carlton Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common fields and Common Pasture, Common Meadow, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Lordship of Carlton upon Trent, in the County of Nottingham, 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.”

Dowsby common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Fen, in the Parishes of Aslackby and Dowsby, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the said Fen, and also certain Enclosed Low Grounds adjoining to the said Fen,” was committed.

Branston Common Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Fen Grounds, Moors, Sheep Walks, Wood Ings, Sike Closes, Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Branston, in the County of the City of Lincoln,” was committed.

E. of Carlifste’s Guardians, to fell Estates, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Cumberland, Northumberland, and Durham, late the Estate of Henry Earl of Carlisle, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold and disposed of, in and for the Payment of his Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances, and other the Purposes in his Will mentioned.”

And 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 Mr. Holford and Mr. Graves:

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

Messages from thence, to return Emload Common Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Emload, in the County of Worcester;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

And Finch & al. Bill, to vest West-brook’s Estate in Trustees.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for divesting out of the Heir at Law, or other legal Representative or Representatives, of Edmund Neeler deceased, the several Freehold Estates of the late William Westbrook Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Middlesex, Bucks, Kent, and Surrey, and in the City of London; and for vesting the same in Trustees, to be fold and conveyed to such Persons as may already have contracted, or (hall hereafter contrast, to become the Purchasers of any Parts or Shares thereof, under the Directions of the Court of Chancery;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Shutford Common Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Township and Hamlet of Shutford, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Boston Have, Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and improving certain Low, Marsh, and Fen Lands, lying between Boston Haven and Bourn, in the Parts of Kesteven and Holland, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Durham. Ld. Abergavenny.
D. Portland. L. B. Litcb. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
D. Manchester. L. Leigh.
L. B. Bangor. L. Delamer.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. B. Norwich. L. Cathcart.
L. B. Landaff. L. Ducie.
E. Huntingdon. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Ravensworth.
E. Denbigh. L. Harwich.
E. Westmorland. L. Boston.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Delawar.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Falmouth.
Vis. Wentworth.

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

Somerton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Common Field, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Somerton, in the County of Oxford.”

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.

To rebuild St. John’s Church in Hertford, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Church of the united Parishes of All Saints and Saint John, in the Town of Hertford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Commissioners of the Land Tax, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five, together with those named in Two former Acts for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax; and for indemnifying Persons who have acted as Commissioners of the Land Tax by virtue of Estates of or above a certain Value, though the same were not ratted or assessed at the Value of One Hundred Pounds per Annum; and for limiting a Time within which Suits and Prosecutions shall be commenced with respect to the Qualifications of Persons who shall act as Commissioners of the Land Tax;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lutcham Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for For extinguishing certain Rights of Common in the Parish of Lutcham, alias Litcham, in the County of Norfolk.”

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.

Wadworth Common Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes, lying and being within the Parish of Wadworth, in the County of York.

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 place.

Walsingham Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, and enclosing certain Moors or Commons in the Parish of (fn. 6) Walsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hartshorn Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows; Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Hartshorn, in the County of Derby

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tetford Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Tetford, in the County of Lin coln.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wilford Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Wilford, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Grimston Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all the Commonable Lands and Grounds in Grimston, in the County of Leicester

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five piece- ding 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

His Majesty’s Speech considered:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration His Majesty's most Gracious Speech on Wednesday last, to both Houses of Parliament:

Regency Bill presented, and read:

The Earl of Halifax presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to provide for the Administration of the Government, in case the Crown should descend to any of the Children of His Majesty being under the Age of Eighteen Years; and for the Care and Guardianship of their Persons.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

His Majesty’s Message.

The Earl of Halifax acquainted the House, “That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual; which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships.”

And the same was read, by the Lord Chancellor, as follows:

GEORGE R.
“The House of Peers having under their Deliberation His Majesty's Speech from the Throne, recommending the making proper Provision for the regular Administration of the Government, in case His Majesty's Successor should be under the Age of Eighteen Years, until such Successor shall attain that Age; His Majesty thinks fit to propose to their Consideration, that the Council, to be constituted for the Assistance of such Person as shall be appointed by His Majesty, by Infiniment in Writing, under His Royal Sign Manual, to be the Guardian of the Person of such Successor, and Regent of these Kingdoms during that Time, may consist of His Majesty's Dear Brothers, his Royal Highness Edward Augustus Duke of York and Albany, his Royal Highness William Henry Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, his Royal Highness Prince Henry Frederick, his Royal Highness Prince Frederick William, and His Majesty's Dear Uncle his Royal Highness William Duke of Cumberland (neither of them being named Regent, and each having attained the Age of Twenty-one Years), together with the several Persons who, by reason of their Dignities and Offices, were constituted Members of the Council established by the Act passed upon a similar Occasion in the 24th Year of the Reign of the late King; and that, in case of the Decease (which God prevent) of either or any of the above mentioned Princes of the Royal Blood, His Majesty may be empowered to nominate such Person or Persons as He shall think proper, to supply the Vacancy or Vacancies as may happen in the said Council by such unfortunate Events.
“G. R.”

Regency Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to provide for the Administration of the Government, in case the Crown should descend to any of the Children of His Majesty being under the Age of Eighteen Years, and for the Care and Guardianship of their Persons,” be read a Second Time Tomorrow; and the Lords summoned.

Privilege of Parliament, to regulate, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for preventing any Inconveniencies that may happen by Privilege of Parliament:”

It was moved, “That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.”

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Words [“on Monday next” ], and instead thereof inserting [“on this Day Two Months”].

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on this Day Two Months.

Agents to accompt for Prize-money, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to oblige Agents for Prize money to accompt for such Sums of Money as remain in their Hands unclaimed, the Property of any of His Majesty's Land Forces; and for the Application thereof;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intitules, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five;” 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 explaining and rendering more effectual Two Acts; one, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, An Aft for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea; “and the other, in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled,” An Act to render 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; and to enlarge the Number of Commissioners for putting in Execution the said Act;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Elford Common Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Elford, in the County of Stafford,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H.C. to return Taylor’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Copyhold Estates late of Doctor Robert Taylor, deceased; and for laying out' the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they Have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Symondburn Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Two Moors, or Commons, within the Barony or Manor of Warke, and Parish of Symondburn, in the County of Northumberland.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Newcastle under Line to Buxton, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Line to Hassop, and from Middle Hills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the said first mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike at Shelton, in the County of Stafford.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Barton Waterside House, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Barton Waterside House to Riseham Hedge Corner, and several other Roads in the Country of Lincoln, therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bridgnorth, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act For enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Road from the Town of Shrewsbury, through Cressge, Harley, Much Wenlock, by Muckley Cross, and through Morville, to Bridgnorth, in the County of Salop and for amending several other Roads near or adjoining thereto.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ramsgate Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge certain Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, An Act for enlarging and maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate; and for cleansing, amending, and preserving, the Haven of Sandwich

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wisbeach, Chatten, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending the Road from Chatteris Ferry, through Chatteris and Marsh, to Wisbeach Saint Peters, and from thence to Tid Gate in the Isle of Ely, and from Wisbeach aforesaid, through Outwell, to Downham Bridge, in the County of Norfolk', and for repealing the several Acts for repairing the said Road between Wisbeach and Marsh.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bawtry, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lena est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Bawtry Bridge in the County of Nottingham, to Hainton in the County of Lincoln-, and from North Willingham to the North End of the Lane betwixt Dexthorpe and Langten; and from West Raisin to Pilford Bridge; and from the Great Road near Bishop Bridge to Bishop Norton Common; and from the Hamlet of Morton to Epworth; and from Haxey Field to The Trent, at Kinnald Ferry in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kexby Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the City of York, by Grimston Smithy, to Kexby Bridge, and from Grimston Smithy aforesaid to a certain Gate at the upper End of Garraby Hill, in the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cockerington Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lena est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Common, Arable Fields, in the Parishes of North Cockerington and South Cockerington, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Keelby Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds within the several Parishes of Keelby and Stallingborough, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Saxon’s Lane End, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Stockport in the County of Chester, to Saxon's Lane End in the County of Lancaster, and from The Cross in Ashton under Une in the said County of Lancaster, to Doctor's Lane Head in the County of York, and also the Road branching out of the first mentioned Road in the Township of Bredbury, to Mottram in the said County of Chester.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rector of St.Christopher, London, Glebe Lands to vest in the Governor, &c. Of the Bank, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vetting certain Glebe Lands, belonging to the Rectory of the Parish Church of Saint Christopher in the City of London, in the Governor and Company] of the Bank of England; and for making a Recompense to the Rector of the said Parish and his Successors, in Lieu thereof; and for obviating certain Doubts in an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wagner;s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to naturalize Benedict Paul Wagner.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Thirteen preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally 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.

Alford to Boston and Cow-bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alford to Boston, and from thence to Cowbridge, in the County of Lincoln.”

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 30o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Dux York. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Elien. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Bedford, Praeses. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Marlborough, C.P. S. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litc. & Cov. Ds. Byron.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Grafton. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bolton. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Leeds. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Argyll. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Landaven. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Exon. Dux Portland. Ds. Monson.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Chedworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Sandys.
domes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Vere.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Thanet. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Essex. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Boston.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Milton.
Comes Albemarle. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Morion. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Braidalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Buckingham shire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumb'land.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Boston Haven, Damage Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and improving certain Low, Marsh, and Fen Lands, lying between Boston Haven and Bourn, in the Parts of Kesteven and Holland, in the County of Lincoln,” 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.”

Poole, Winborne Minster, Roads;

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled. “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from between the Second and Third Mile Stones on the Turnpike Road between the Town and County of Poole and Winborne Minster in the County of Dorset, to Bratton Comer in the County of Somerset.” 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.”

Minehead to Dunster, Sec. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled. An Act for repairing, widening, turning, altering, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Port Town and Borough of Minehead, through Dunster and Timberscombe, to Hele Bridge, and through the Town of Dulverton, and by the River and Brushford Green to Exbridge in the County of Somerset, and from thence to Batham Bridge in the Town of Bampten in the County of Devon; and also the Road leading from the said Port Town and Borough of Mine-head through Carhampton and Bilbrooke, to Harrow-gate in the Parish of Stogumber in the County of Somerset; and also the Road leading from Carhampton aforesaid, through the Town of Watchet in the Parish of Saint Decumans in the County of Somerset, to or near the Village of Rydon, and by Long Cross Barn to the End of the Bridgewater Turnpike Road in the Town of Nether Stowey in the County of Somerset; and also from the said Town of Watchet to Tower Hill in the Village of Williton in the Parish of Saint De cumans, and from the said Town of Watchet, by Way of Five Bells, to Fair Cross, and from thence to Sticklepath, over Brendon Hill, to Robery Lane, and to Bampton in the said County of Devon.” was committed.

Kent Street and Bermondesey Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend several Acts, passed in the Fourth and Sixth Years of King George the First, and in the Eleventh and Twenty-fourth Years of King George the Second, for repairing several Roads from The Stones End in Kent Street and Bermondesey Street, Southwark, to Dartford, and to the Extent of the Parish of Lewisham next Bromley and Beckenham, in the County of Kent; and for extending the said Acts to the Repair of the Roads leading from the End of the present Turnpike to the West End of Stroud Green, and to Farnborough Well, and to The Stones End in London Street Greenwich, and to the North End of Burnt Ash Lane in the Parish of Lee, and from the West End of Greenwich Park Wall to Woolwich Warren; and for making an Allowance, out of the Tolls arising by the said Acts, to the Trustees for putting in Execution an Act of the Twenty-second Year of King George the Second, for opening and making a new Road from the East End of New Street in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned; and for keeping the said Road in Repair for the future.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Carlton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Common Pasture, Common Meadow, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Lordship of Carlton upon Trent, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Branston Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Fen Grounds, Moors, Sheep Walks, Wood Ings, Sike Closes, Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Branston, in the County of the City of Lincoln.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Loes and Wilford, Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Loes and Wilford, in the County of Suffolk.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Roper’s Field, Isle of Ely, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from The Little Bridge, over the End of the Drain next Wisbeach River, lying between Roper’s Fields and The Bell Inn in Wisbeach in the Isle of Ely, to the Sign of The Bear in Walsoken in the County of Norfolk, and from Walsoken Bridge, lying over the same Drain, to the said Sign of The Bear, and to Lord’s Bridge in Islington, and from thence to the West Ends of Maudlin Bridge and German’s Bridge in the County of Norfolk, and from the East End of German’s Bridge aforesaid to the West End of Long Bridge in South Lynn in the Borough of King’s Lynn, in the said County of Norfolk, and from Islington aforesaid to Cross Keys Wash, in the said County.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dowsby Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Fen in the Parishes of Aslackby and Dowsby, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the said Fen, and also certain Enclosed Low Grounds adjoining to the said Fen.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Winn’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Sabine Louisse Winn.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Pechell:

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

White Herring Fishery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery.”

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

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

Austerfield Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing the High and Low Commons of Austerfield, in the County of York.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Durham. Ld. Abergavenny.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Botetourt.
D. Leeds. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Leigh.
D. Portland. L. Delamer.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. B. Bangor. L. Cathcart.
E. Huntingdon. L. Trevor.
E. Suffolk. L. Ducie.
E. Denbigh. L. Edgecumbe.
E. Westmorland. L. Sandys.
E. Winchilsea. L. Hyde.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
E. Albemarle.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Weymouth.

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

Shepton Mallet, Road Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Towns of Shepton Mallet and Ivelchester, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Roads from Shepton Mallet to Leighton, and from Shepton Mallet to Long-Cross Bottom”.

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.

Ratcliffe Highway, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His late Majesty, for opening, making, widening, and keeping in Repair, a Road from Ratcliffe Highway, through Cannon Street, in the County of Middlesex, and other Roads in the said Act mentioned; and for lighting, watching, and watering; the said Roads.”

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.

Alsieton, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Alfreton Turnpike Road, near a Place called Little Robins in the Parish of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, through Woolley Moor, to the Nottingham Turnpike Road near Tansley in the County of Derby, and from Woolley Moor to the Chesterfield Turnpike Road at Kelstidge in the County of Derby.”

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.

Hertford Church, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Church of the united Parishes of All Saints and Saint John, in the Town of Hertford.”

To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five.”

Commissioners of the Land Tax, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five,” together with those named in Two former Acts for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax; and for indemnifying Persons who have acted as Commissioners of the Land Tax by virtue of Estates of or above a certain Value, though the same were not rated or assessed at the Value of One Hundred Pounds per Annum; and for limiting a Time within which Suits and Prosecutions shall be commenced with respect to the Qualifications of Persons who shall act as Commissioners of the Land Tax.”

Agents to accompt for Prize money; Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to oblige Agents for Prize-money to accompt for such Sum of Money as remain in their Hands unclaimed, the Property of any of His Majesty’s Land Forces; and for the Application thereof.”

Longitude Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est. Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining and rendering more effectual Two Acts, one made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, “An Act for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea;” and the other, in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, “An Act to render 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; and to enlarge the Number of Commissioners for putting in Execution the said Act.”

Elsord Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Elsord, in the County of Stafford.”

Shutford Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Township and Hamlet of Shutford, in the Parish of Swalcliffe. in the County of Oxford.”

Currency of Notes lssued by the Banks in Scotland, to regulate, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be again put into a Committee Upon the Bill, intituled. An Act for regulating the Currency and due Payment of Notes and Bills issued by the Banks, Banking Companies, and Bankers, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for restraining the Practice of issuing Notes and Bills for Sums less than Twenty Shillings, by such Banks, Banking Companies, and Bankers,” and for the Attendance of Witnesses:

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Richard Hamilton and others are Appellants, and Nathaniel Clements and others are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard To-morrow, be put off till Monday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again upon the last-mentioned Bill on Monday next; and that the several Persons, who were to attend this Day, do then attend.

Tickhill Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons, called The High and Low Commons, in the Parish of Tickhill, in the Counties of York and Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ashford Common. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Hamlets of Ashford and Sheldon, in the Parish of Bakewell and County of Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Taunton Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl of Thomond and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining and amending, and likewise for enlarging, the Term and Powers granted by a certain Act of Parliament, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for amending several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Regency Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to provide for the Administration of the Government, in case the Crown should descend to any of the Children of His Majesty being under the Age of Eighteen Years; and for the Care and Guardianship of their Persons.”

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Then it was moved, “To commit the said Bill.”

Which being objected to:

After long Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Thursday next; and the Lords summoned.

Motion for an Address to His Majesty, concerning it.

Then it was moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty; humbly to acknowledge His Majesty’s great Goodness, in proposing to provide for the future Quiet and Peace of these Kingdoms, by making a proper Provision for that Purpose, in case (which God prevent) these Kingdoms should be deprived of His Majesty’s most invaluable Life before His Royal Issue shall attain the Age of Eighteen Years: And humbly to beseech His Majesty, out of His tender Regard for His People, to name the Person or Persons whom His Majesty would propose to the Consideration of His Parliament to be, in that Case, Guardians of His Royal Children, and Regents, of these Kingdoms; this House apprehending, that it is contrary to Precedent and the Usage of Parliament, to confer Regal Authority upon any Person not particularly named in the Bill.”

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esseusque ad et in diem Mercurii, primum diem Maii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Deest in Originali.
2 † Origin Chamberlain.
3 Posita Ends, vide p. 154. a. c,
4 Origin. an.
5 Wolsingham, p. 145. a. & 148. a.
6 Sic; it should be Wolfingham; vide p.145 and 148