House of Lords Journal Volume 31
May 1765, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: May 1765, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 168-199. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113243 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 1o Maii.
Granburrow Common, Bill. Long Buckby Common, Bill. Romsey, &c. Roads, Bill. Isle of Man, Bill. Perth Bridge, Bill. Ashford Common, Bill. Taunton Roads, Bill. Elford Common, Bill. Shutford Common, Bill. Message from H.C. to return Howe and Sir Edmund Thomas’s Bill to sell Phelps’s Estate. Commissioners of the Land Tax, Bill. To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill. Agents to accompt for Prize-money, Bill. Minehead to Dunster, &c. Roads, Bill: Boston Haven, draining, Bill: Winborne Road Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Tickhill Common, Bill. Motion for Address concerning the Regency, rejected. Longitude Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 2o Maii.
Alford to Boston and Cowbridge, Road, Bill. Ratcliffe Highway, Road, Bill. Shepton Mallet Road, Bill. Wadworth Common, Bill. Somerton Enclosure, Bill. Lutcham common, Bill. Austerfield Common, Bill. Hertford Church, Bill. Granburrow Common, Bill. Long Buckby Common, Bill. Romsey, &c Roads, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Message from H. C. to return Bulbeck Common, Bill: and Hollingworth’s Bill. New Malton, Road, Bill. Tickhill Common, Bill. Kimberworth Common, Bill. Regency Bill: Questions to the Judges. Yorkshire Woollen Cloth, Bill. Message from H. C. to return the late Countess of Burlington’s Estate Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 3o Maii.
Judges Opinion delivered on the Questions put to them relative to the Regency Bill. Regency Bill: Message from H. C. to return Bristowe’s Estate Bill: and Sir G. Tievelyan’s Estate, Bill. Marriage Act, to repeal, Bill. Warwick through Daventry, to Northampton, Road, Bill. Silk Bill. Post-office Bill. Message from H. C to return Wrigglesworth et al. Bill to sell Ayscough's Estate. Marriage Act, to repeal Bill. Hamilton against Clements. Wollen cloth, Yorkshire, Bill. Ashford common, Bill. Elford Common, Bill. Alfreton, &c. Road, Bill. Taunton Reads, Bill. Lutcham Commun Bill. Alford to Boston and Cowbridge, Road Bill. Somerton Common, Bill. Ratcliffe Highway, Road, Bill: Shepton Millet Road, Bill: Austerfield Common, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords, have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Wadworth Common Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Kimberwork Common, Bill. New Malton Road, Bill. Perth Bridge, Bill. De Missy and Le Royer, Leave for a Nat. Bill: Bill read. Rayment, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Hadsley: Bill read. White Herring Fishery, Bill. Commissioners of the Land Tax, Bill. To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill. Longitude Bill. Agents to accompt for Price money, Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 6o Maii.
Regency Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Mutiny Act to extend to America, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Dowdes-well & al. Bill for Sale of Broxholme's Estate. Tickhill Common, Bill. White Herring, Fishery, Bill: Longitude Bill: To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill: Agents to accompt for Prize-money, Bill: Commissioner of the Land Tax, Bill: Ashford Common, Bill: Elford Common, Bill: Alfreton, &c. Roads, Bill: Taunton Roads, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Nile preceding Bills. Braithwell Common, Bill. Siseham Common, Bill. Scalford Common, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Wyche’s Bill. Wadworth Common, Bill. Masters in Chancery, Bill. Felmersham Common, Bill. Currency of the Notes issued by the Banks in Scotland to regulate, Bill. Lottery, &c. Bill. Coarse Callicoes to Africa Bill. Additional Duties on Coals, &c. Importation of Wrought Velvets, additional Duties. Bill. Isle of Man, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 7o Mali
Post-office, Bill.
Woollen Cloth, Yorkshire, Bill: Petitions against it. Hertford Church, Bill. Shutford Commons, Bill. Additional Duties on Coals, &c. Bill. Mutiny Act to extend to America, Bill. Master In Chancery, Bill. Wyche’s Bill. Coarse Callicoes to Africa, Bill. Lottery, &c. Bill. Importation of Wrought Silks and Velvets, additional Duties, Bill. Siseham Common, Bill. Felmersham Common, Bill. Scalford Commons,Bill. Braithwell.Common, Bill. Silk Bill. Hobson against Meade: Appeal received. Warwick, &c. Road, Bill. New Malton Road, Bill. Kimberworth Enclosure, Bill. Rayment to take the Name of Hadsley, Bill. De Missy and Le Royer’s Nat. Bill. Isle of Man, Bill: Tickhill Enclosure, Bill: Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 8o Maii.
Perth Bridge, Bill. Layment to take the Name of Hadsley, Bill. De Missy and Le Royer’s Nat. Bill. Masters in Chancery, Bill. Publick Highways, Bill. Hertford Church, Bill: Shutford Enclosure, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Mutiny Act extend to America, Bill. Coarse Callicoes to Africa, Bill. Lottery, &c. Bill. Additional Duties on Coals, &c Bill. Braithwell Common, Bill. Message from H.C. to return Vernon’e Estate, Bill. Felmersham Common, Bill. Publick Highways, Bill. Siseham Common, Bill. Currency of Notes issued by the Banks in Scotland to regulate, Bill. James Deeping Stone Bridge Road, Bill. Banbury,&c.Roads,Bill. Cunninghame to enter into a Recognizance on Hoblon’s Appeal. Silk Bill. Marriage Act to repeal,bills Rejected Adjourn Die Jovis, 9o Mail.
Banbury, &c. Roads, Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill. Illicit Trade to The Isle of Man to prevent Bill. Silk Mittins,&c.Bill. Corn, to Discontinues the Duties on for a Time, Bill, Wrought Silks and Velvets, additional Duties on Bill. Silk Bill Perth Bridge, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Rayment to take the Name of Hadsley, Bill: De Miffy's and Le Royer's Nat. Bill Message to H. C. With the Two preceding Bills. Scalford common Bill. James Deeping Stone Bridge Road, Bill. No more Causes to be heard this Session Masters in Chancery, Bill. Lottery, &c. Bill. Post office, Bill. Additional Duties on Exportation of Coals, Bill. Mutiny Act to extend to America Bill. Currency of the Notes issued by the Banks in Scot-fond to regulate, Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 10o Maii.
Bills passed by Commission. Message from H C to return lord Bellew’s Esta’e Bill. Duties on Gum Senegal Bill. Westminster streets, Bill. Message from thence, to return Wyche’s Bill. Felmersham Common, Bill. Scalford Common, Bill. Kimberworth Common, Bill. Banbury to Daventry Road, Bill. Junes Deeping Ston Bridge Road, Bill. Warwick, through Daventry, to Northampton, Road, Bill. New Malron Road, Bill. Masters in Chancery, Bill: Lotrely, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands &c. Bill: Post Office, Bill: Additional Dunes on coloexoittd &c. Bill: Mutiny Act to extend to America, Bill: Coarse Calicoes to Afnc?, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Silk Mutens, Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. illicit Trade to lsle of Man, to prevent, Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Mercurii, 1o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Marlborough, C. P. S. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Richmond. Ds. Byron.
Epus. Norwicen. Dux Grafton. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Leeds. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Argyll. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Landav. Dux Ancaster. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln. Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Exon. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Portland. Ds. Cadogan.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Chedworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Suffolk. 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. 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 Morton. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
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 Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumb'land.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Say&Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Granburrow Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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;” 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.”

Long Buckby 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 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,” was committed.

Romsey, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 aforesaid, through Botley, to the Turnpike Road at Sherril Heath, in the said County of Southampton,” 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.”

Isle of Man, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract made, pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury and the Duke and Dutchess of Atholl, the Proprietors of The Isle of Man and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly mentioned:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Perth Bridge, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge over the River Tay, at or near the Town of Perth, in the County of Perth; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.”

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Ashford Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.

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

L. President.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Durham.
D. Leeds. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Abergavenny.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Litch. &Cov. L. Botetourt.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Leigh.
E. Suffolk. L. Delamer.
E. Westmorland. L. Trevor.
E. Winchilsea. L. Cathcart.
E. Sandwich. L. Ducie.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Sandys.
E. Litchfield. L. Ravensworth.
E. Albemarle. L. Scarsdale.
E. Coventry. L. Boston.
E. Morton.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Harrington.
E. Powis.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Wentworth.

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.

Taunton Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.

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.

Elford Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Elford, 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.

Shutford Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.

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.

Message from H.C. to return Howe and Sir Edmund Thomas’s Bill to sell Phelps’s Estate.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate of Mary Phelps Widow, deceased, given and devised by her Will, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances:” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Commissioners of the Land Tax, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.”

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.

To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.”

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.

Agents to accompt for Prize-money, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

Minehead to Dunster, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Harrowgate 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 Ducamans, and from the said Town of Watchet by Way of Five Bells to Fair Cross, and from thence to Stickle Path over Bricndon Hill to Robery Lane, and to Bampton in the said County of Devon.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Boston Haven, draining, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Winborne Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Corner in the County of Somerset.

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Tickhill Common, Bill.

The Earl of Halifax (by His Majesty’s Command) acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the 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,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Motion for Address concerning the Regency, rejected.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday. “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.”

After long Debate thereupon;

The Question was put, “Whether such an Address shall be presented to His Majesty?”

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Longitude Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Ann, 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.”

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 2o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Elien. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Litch. &Cov. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Marlborough, C. P. S. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Glouceseter. Dux Richmond. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Leeds. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Landav. Dux Argyll. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Portland. Ds. Chedworth.
Epus. Exon. Dux Chandos. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Boston.
Comes Essex. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Bingley.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Braidalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumb’land.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkeston.
Viscount Spencer.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Alford to Boston and Cowbridge, Road, Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alford to Boston, and from thence to Cowbridge, 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; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ratcliffe Highway, Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” was committed.

Shepton Mallet Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 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,” was committed.

Wadworth Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” 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 Two Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

“Pr. 10. L. 1. Leave out the Word [“their”], and instead thereof insert [“the”].”

“Pr. 10. L. 2. Leave out the Word [“or”].”

And the said Amendments, being read a 2d Time, were agreed to by the House.

Somerton Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” 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.”

Lutcham common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for extinguishing certain Rights of Common, in the Parish of Lutcham, alias Lutcham, in the County of Norfolk,” was committed.

Austerfield Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing the High and Low Commons of Austerfield, in the County of York,” was committed.

Hertford Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.

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

L. President. L. Bp. London. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Leigh.
D. Leeds. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Delamer.
D. Portland. L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Bruce.
E. Winchilsea. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Halifax.
E. Powis.
Vis. Hereford.
Vis. Weymouth.

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.

Isle of man, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract made, pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury and the Duke and Dutchess of Atholl, the Proprietors of The Isle of Man and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island, and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly mentioned.”

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 Monday next.

Granburrow Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Long Buckby Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Romsey, &c Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Chandlers 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 Sherrill Heath, in the said County of Southampton.

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 Three preceding Bills.

And Messages were sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lane and Mr. Holford:

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

Message from H. C. to return Bulbeck Common, Bill:

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

To return 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

and Hollingworth’s Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Gilmore and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Freehold and Copyhold Estates, in the several Counties of Essex, Suffolk, Bucks, and Middlesex, and in the City of London, in Trustees, for the Sale thereof, in order to discharge the several Legacies or Portions bequeathed by the Will of William Hollingworth Esquire, deceased, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.”

New Malton, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the North End of Old Malton Gate, in the Town and Borough of New Malton, to the Town of Pickering, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tickhill Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.

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:

Kimberworth Common, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by General Howard and others:

With a Bill intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds, Undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes in or near the Village or Hamlet of Marsborough, in the Township of Kimberworth, and in the Parish of Rotherham, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Regency Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and Put into a committee on 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.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto; which he was ready to report, when their Lordships will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be now received.

Accordingly, the Lord Delamer reported the said Amendments.

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Questions to the Judges.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House To-morrow, to deliver their Opinions upon the Two following Questions;

“1. Whether an Alien, married to a King of Great Britain, is, by Operation of the Common Law, naturalized to all Intents and Purposes?”

“2. Whether; if she be so naturalized by the Common Law, such Person would be disabled, by the Act of the Twelfth of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject,” or by any other Act, from holding and enjoying any Office or Place of Trust, or from having any Grant of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, from the Crown.”

Yorkshire Woollen Cloth, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws relating to the Manufacture of Woollen Cloth in the County of York; and also so much of several other Laws as prescribes particular Standards of Width and Length of such Woollen Cloths; and for substituting other Regulations of the Cloth Trade within the West Riding of the said County; for preventing Frauds in certifying the Contents of the Cloth, and for preserving the Credit of the said Manufacture at the Foreign Market;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the late Countess of Burlington’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Dorothy late Countess Dowager of Burlington, lying in the Counties of Middlesex, York, and Lincoln, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed in Manner therein mentioned; and for investing Part of the Money arising by such Sale in discharging a Mortgage Debt affecting the same Premises, and the Residue thereof in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates do now stand limited, or so many of them as shall be then existing;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 3o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Gloucester.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Marlborough, C. P. S. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Glouceseter. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Richmond. Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Leeds. Ds. Cadogan.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Boston.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Bingley.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Northumbland.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sale.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Judges Opinion delivered on the Questions put to them relative to the Regency Bill.

Leave was asked, and given, for the Judges to be covered.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Judges to attend, in order to deliver their Opinions upon the Two Questions proposed Yesterday:

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges, in the following Words; videlicet,

We are all clearly of Opinion, That an Alien, married to a King of Great Britain, is, by Operation of the Law of the Crown (which is Part of the Common Law), to be deemed as a natural-born Person from the Time of such Marriage, so as not to be disabled, by the Act of the Twelfth of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject,” or by any other Act, from holding and enjoying any Office or Place of Trust, or from having any Grant of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, from the Crown.”

Regency Bill:

Then it was proposed, “To re-commit 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 same was agreed to.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee. “That they had made One Amendment more to the said Bill; which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be now received.

Accordingly, the Lord Delamer reported the said Amendment.

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with this and the former Amendments, be engrossed.

Message from H. C. to return Bristowe’s Estate Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Estates of John Bristow Esquire, in the County of Norfolk; and for applying the Monies arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses contained in the said Settlement;” and to acquaint this House, that they Have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir G. Tievelyan’s Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making the Portions provided by the Marriage Settlement of Sir George Trevelyan Baronet and Dame Julia his Wife, for their Younger Children, vested in Trust, so that the same may be raised and paid, notwithstanding the Deaths of such Children, in the Life-time of their Father; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Marriage Act, to repeal, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the better preventing Clandestine Marriages; and to encourage and facilitate Marriages to be solemnized in Churches or publick Chapels, under a Publication of Banns, or by Licenses; and to remove all Doubts which have arisen, or may arise, concerning the Validity of certain Marriages solemnized since the making the said Act and for the regulating Registers, and for preserving the Evidence of Pedigrees;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Warwick through Daventry, to Northampton, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Great Bridge in the Borough of Warwick, through Southam and Daventry, to the Town of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Silk Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon Raw Silk imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; for allowing a Drawback on the Exportation of Raw or Thrown Silk to Ireland; and for prohibiting the Exportation of Raw Silk from Ireland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Post-office Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to alter certain Rates of Postage; and to amend, explain, and enlarge, several Provisions, in an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, and in other Acts relating to the Revenue of the Post-office;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Three last-mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C to return Wrigglesworth et al. Bill to sell Ayscough's Estate.

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

To return the Bill, 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 settling the Lands and Hereditaments, to be allotted upon the said Petition, to the several Uses limited of their several undivided Shares thereof, respectively;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Marriage Act, to repeal Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages; and to encourage and facilitate Marriages to be solemnized in Churches or publick Chapels, under a Publication of Banns, or by Licenses; and to remove all Doubts which have arisen, or may arise, concerning the Validity of certain Marriages solemnized since the making the said Act; and for the regulating Registers, and for preserving the Evidence of Pedigrees.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed, and read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Hamilton against Clements.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Richard Hamilton Esquire is Appellant, and Nathaniel Clements and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing on Monday next, be put off to Friday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Wollen cloth, Yorkshire, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws relating to. the Manufacture of Woollen Cloth in the County of York, and also so much of several other Laws as prescribes particular Standards of Width and Length of such Woollen Cloths; and for substituting other Regulations of the Cloth Trade within the West Riding of the said County; for preventing Frauds in certifying the Contents of the Cloth, and for preserving the Credit of the said Manufacture at the Foreign Market.”

Ashford common, Bill.

The Lord Walpole reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” 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.”

Elford Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” was committed.

Alfreton, &c. Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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,” 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.”

Taunton Reads, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” was committed.

Lutcham Commun Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for extinguishing certain Rights of Common in the Parish of Lutcham, alias Litcham, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Alford to Boston and Cowbridge, Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alford to Bost on, and from thence to Cowbridge, in the County of Lincoln,”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Somerton Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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,”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ratcliffe Highway, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Ratchliffe Highway, through Cannon Street in the County of Middlesex, and other Roads in the said Act mentioned i and for lighting, watching, and watering, the said Roads.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Shepton Millet Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”;

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Austerfield Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing and dividing the High and Low Commons of Ausierfield, in the County of York

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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Wadworth Common Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes, lying and being in the Parish of Wadworth, in the West Riding of the County of York,”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To return the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Kimberwork Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds, Undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes, in or Bill. near the Village or Hamlet of Marsborough, in the Township of Kimberworth, and in the Parish of Rotherham, in the County of York

New Malton Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the North End of Old Malton Gate, in the Town and Borough of New Malton, to the Town of Pickering, in the County of York.”

Perth Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the building a Bridge over the River Tay, at or near the Town of Perth, in the County of Perth.”

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. Leeds. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Cathcart.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Trevor.
L. Chamberlain. L. Ducie.
E. Suffolk. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Walpole.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Harwich.
E. Litchfield. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Powis.
E. Delawar.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Folkestone.

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

De Missy and Le Royer, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Henry de Missy and Gabriel Le Royer; praying, “That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization:”

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Lord Delamer presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Henry de Missy and Gabriel Le Royer.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Rayment, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Hadsley:

Upon reading the Petition of Jeremiah Rayment Esquire of Barkway in the County of Hertford; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Hadsley, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hadsley Esquire, deceased:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Whereupon the Lord Boston presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Jeremiah Rayment the Younger Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Hadsley, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hadsley Esquire, deceased.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

White Herring Fishery, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Commissioners of the Land Tax, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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 rated or assessed at the Value of One Hundred Pounds per Annum; and for limiting a Time within which Suits and Prosecutions shall be commented, with respect to the Qualifications of Persons who shall act as Commissioners of the Land Tax.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Bills, Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Longitude Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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 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.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Agents to accompt for Price money, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 6o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Glouceseter. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bath, & Wells. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Marlborough, C. P. S. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Landav. Dux Richmond. Ds. Masham.
Dux. Leeds. Ds. Cadogan.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Portland. Ds. Manson.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Boston.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Northumb’land.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Regency Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Mutiny Act to extend to America, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Dowdes-well & al. Bill for Sale of Broxholme's Estate.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir William Codrington and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Amie Broxholme Widow, deceased, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Freehold Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Tickhill Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons, called The High and Low Commons, in the Parish of Tickbill, in the Counties of York and 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.”

White Herring, Fishery, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Longitude Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To raise Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans of Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Agents to accompt for Prize-money, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Commissioner of the Land Tax, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Steven 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 Mates 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashford Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Elford Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Elford, in the County of Stafford.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Alfreton, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Taunton Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining and amending, and likewise for enlarging, the Terms 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.”

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 Nile preceding Bills.

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

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

Braithwell 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 Common Fields and Waste Ground in the Parish of Braithwell, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Siseham Common, 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 Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor or Manors and Parish of Syresham, otherwise Siseham, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scalford Common, 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 and Common Fields and Common Pastures of Scalford, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate late of Peter Wyche Esquire, at Goadby, alias Godeby Marwood, in the County of Leicester, in Trust, to be conveyed to the most Noble John Marquis of Granby, or as he shall appoint; and for applying the Purchase money in Manner, and for the Purposes, therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Wadworth Common, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable melds, undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes, lying and being within the Parish of Wadworth, in the West Riding of the County of York;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Masters in Chancery, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon Government Securities, a Sum of Money therein mentioned, out of the common and general Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and to apply the Interest arising therefrom towards augmenting the Income of the Masters of the said Court;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Felmersham Common, Bill.

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

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

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

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put again 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.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto; which he was ready to report, when their Lordships will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Wednesday next.

Lottery, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting Annuities, to be attended with a Lottery, to satisfy and discharge certain Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills; and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking Fund:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coarse Callicoes to Africa Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually supplying the Export Trade of this Kingdom to Africa, with such coarse printed Callicoes, and, other Goods, of the Product or Manufacture of The East Indies, or other Places beyond The Cape of Good Hope, as are prohibited to be worn and used in Great Britain's for encouraging the Importation of Bugles into this Kingdom; for the better Supply of the Export Trade there of; and for discontinuing the Bounty payable in Great Britain, and all Bounties and Allowances in Ireland, upon the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Male, Meal, and Flour, from thence to The Isle of Man;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Additional Duties on Coals, &c.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on the Exportation of Coals, and of several East India Goods, and upon Policies of Insurance; for retaining, upon the Exportation of White Callicoes and Muslins, a further Part of the Duties paid on the Importation thereof; and for obviating a Doubt with respect to Stamp Duties imposed upon Deeds by Two former Acts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation of Wrought Velvets, additional Duties. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for laying several additional Duties upon the Importation of Wrought Silks and Velvets, for the Encouragement of the (fn. 1) Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Workmen, employed in the said Manufactures;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Isle of Man, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract made pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury and the Duke and Dutchess of Atholl, the Proprietors of The Isle of Man and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly mentioned.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, septimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 7o Mali

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winston. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Gov. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bolton. Ds. Delamer.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Trevor.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Bathurst.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Pomfret. Ds. Boston.
Comes Waldegrave. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Post-office, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to after certain Rates of Postage; and to amend, explain, and enlarge, several Provisions in an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, and in other Acts relating to the Revenue of the Post Office.”

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.

Woollen Cloth, Yorkshire, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws relating to the Manufacture of Woollen Cloth in the County of York, and also so much of several other Laws as prescribes particular Standards of Width and Length of such Woollen Cloths; and for substituting other Regulations of the Cloth Trade, within the West Riding of the said County; for preventing Frauds in certifying the Contents of the Cloth; and for preserving the Credit of the said Manufacture at the Foreign Market.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to all the Lords who have been present this Session:

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

Petitions against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying, “That they may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against such Parts of the said Bill as affect them:”

It is ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom the said Bill stands referred; with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, before the said Committee; as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time.

Hertford Church, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Church of the united Parishes of All Saints and Saint John, in the Town of Hertford,” 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.”

Shutford Commons, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” 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.”

Additional Duties on Coals, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on the Exportation of Coals, and of several East India Goods, and upon Policies of Assurance; for retaining, upon the Exportation of White Callicoes and Muslins, a further Part of the Duties paid on the Importation thereof; and for obviating a Doubt with respect to Stamp Duties imposed upon Deeds by Two former Acts.”

Mutiny Act to extend to America, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

Master In Chancery, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon Government Securities, a Sum of Money therein mentioned, out of the Common and General Cash of the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and to apply the interest arising there from towards augmenting the Income of the Masters of the said Court.”

It was moved, “To reject the said Bill.”

Which being objected to:

After short Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, “To order, that the several Masters in Chancery do lay before this House, upon Oath, distinct and separate Accompts of the Annual Salary, Produce, and Profits, of their several and respective Offices, for Ten Years last past, or such Part of the said Time as they have been in the said Office; distinguishing each Year, and signed by each respective Master.”

Which being objected to:

After short Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Wyche’s Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate late of Peter Wyche Esquire, at Goadby, alias Godeby Marwood, in the County of Leicester, in Trust, to be conveyed to the most Noble John Marquis of Granby, or as he shall appoint; and for applying the Purchase-money in Manner, and for the Purposes, therein mentioned.”

The same was read by the Clerk, as follows:

“Press 23. L. 5. After the Word [“Wyche”], insert [“she being under an Inability of judging thereof”].

And the said Amendment being read Thrice by the Clerk:

It was proposed, “After the Word [“Wyche”], to insert [“without the Approbation of the High Court of Chancery, obtained on a Petition preferred for that Purpose”]; and, after the Word [“thereof”], to insert the Words [“at present”].”

The same was agreed to.

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

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to their Amendment made to the said Bill, with Two Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Coarse Callicoes to Africa, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for more effectually supplying the Export Trade of this Kingdom to Africa with such coarse printed Callicoes, and other Goods of the Product or Manufacture of The East Indies, or other Places beyond The Cape of Good Hope, as are prohibited to be worn and used in Great Britain; for encouraging the Importation of Bugles into this Kingdom, for the better Supply of the Export Trade thereof; and for discontinuing the Bounty payable in Great Britain, and all Bounties and Allowances in Ireland, upon the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Malt, Meal, and Flour, from thence to The Isle of Man.

Lottery, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting Annuities, to be attended with a Lottery, to satisfy and discharge certain Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills; and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking Fund.”

Importation of Wrought Silks and Velvets, additional Duties, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for laying several additional Duties upon the Importation of Wrought Silks and Velvets, for the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the said Manufactures.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Siseham Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor or Manors and Parish of Syresham, otherwise Siseham, in the County of Northampton.

Felmersham Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act, for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Felmersham, in the County of Bedford.

Scalford Commons,Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Pastures of Scalford, in the County Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields.”

Braithwell.Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields and Waste Ground in the Parish of Braithwell, in the County of York.

Silk Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon Raw Silk imported; and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; for allowing a Drawback on the Exportation of Raw or Thrown Silk to Ireland; and for prohibiting the Exportation of Raw Silk from Ireland.

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, To-morrow.

Hobson against Meade:

An Appeal of Meade Hobson, an Infant under the Age of Six Years, by Samuel Hobson Esquire, his Father and Guardian, from a Decretal Order of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 20th Day of February last, being offered to the House:

Notice was taken, “That the same is not brought within the Time limited by the Standing Order for receiving Appeals.”

And thereupon the Agent was called in; and, being sworn, was heard at the Bar, in relation thereto.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Appeal be received.

Appeal received.

Accordingly, upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Meade Hobson, an Infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years, to wit, of the Age of Six Years, by Samuel Hobson Esquire, his Father and Guardian; complaining of a Decretal Order of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 20th Day of February last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or altered; or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that the Reverend Samuel Meade Clerk may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is ordered, That the said Samuel Meade may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 11th Day of June next; and Service of this Order on the said Respondent in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Warwick, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Great Bridge in the Borough of Warwick, through Southam and Daventry, to the Town of Northampton.

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Winchester. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Leigh.
D. Portland. L. Delamer.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. B. Landaff. L. Cathcart.
E. Sandwich. L. Trevor.
E. Shaftebury. L. Sandys.
E. Litchfield. L. Boston.
E. Morton.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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.

New Malton Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the North End of Old Malton Gate, in the Town and Borough of New Malton, to the Town of Pickering, 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 please.

Kimberworth Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds, Undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes, in or near the Village or Hamlet of Marsborough, in the Township of Kimberworth, and in the Parish of Rotherham, 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 please.

Rayment to take the Name of Hadsley, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Jeremiah Rayment the Younger Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Hadsley, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hadsley Esquire, deceased.”

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

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

Henry de Missy and Gabriel Le Royer took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

De Missy and Le Royer’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Henry de Missy and Gabriel Le Royer.

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.

Isle of Man, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract, made pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury and the Duke and Duchess of Atholl, the Proprietors of The Isle of Man and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tickhill Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 8o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Winton. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Bedford, præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Ressen. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux. Richmond. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Portland. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Glocestr. March. Rockingham. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Peterborow. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Exon. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Vere.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Morton. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Boston.
Comes Braidalbane. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes March. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax. \
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Perth Bridge, Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the building a Bridge over the River Tay, at or near the Town of Perth, in the County of Perth,” 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.”

Layment to take the Name of Hadsley, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Jeremiah Rayment the Younger Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Hadsley, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hadsley Esquire, deceased,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

De Missy and Le Royer’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Henry de Missy and Gabriel Le Royer,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Masters in Chancery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon Government Securities, a Sum of Money therein mentioned, out of the Common and General Cash in the Bank of England belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and to apply the Interest arising therefrom towards augmenting the Income of the Mailers of the said Court.”

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

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

Publick Highways, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue Part of an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to render more effectual the several Laws now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for making further Provisions for the Preservation of the said Roads;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hertford Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Shutford Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Failures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Township and Hamlet of Shutford, in the Parish of Swaleliffe, in the County of Oxford.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Mutiny Act extend to America, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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

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

Coarse Callicoes to Africa, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for more effectually supplying the Export Trade of this Kingdom to Africa with such coarse printed Callicoes and other Goods of the Product or Manufacture of The East Indies, or other Places beyond The Cape of Good Hope, as are prohibited to be worn and used in Great Britain; for encouraging the Importation of Bugles into this Kingdom; for the better Supply of the Export Trade thereof; and for discontinuing the Bounty payable in Great Britain, and all Bounties and Allowances in Ireland, upon the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Malt, Meal, and Flour, from thence to The Isle of Man.

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, To-morrow.

Lottery, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting Annuities, to be attended with a Lottery, to satisfy and discharge certain Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills; and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking Fund.”

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, To-morrow.

Additional Duties on Coals, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on the Exportation of Coals, and of several East India Goods, and upon Policies of Assurance; for retaining, upon the Exportation of White Callicoes and Muslins, a further Part of the Duties paid on the Importation thereof; and for obviating a Doubt with respect to Stamp Duties imposed upon Deeds by Two former Acts.”

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, To-morrow.

Braithwell Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields and Waste Ground in the Parish of Braithwell, in the County of York.

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

D. Richmond. L. B. Durham.
D. Portland. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Leigh.
L. B. Landaff. L. Delamer.
E. Sandwich. L. B. Exeter. L. Cathcart.
E. Cardigan. L. Trevor.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Ducie.
E. Eglintoun. L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn. L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont. L. Boston.
E. Oxford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

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.

Message from H.C. to return Vernon’e Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Barony or Manor of Shipbrook, in the County of Chester, Part of the Estate of Henry Vernon Esquire, comprised in his Marriage Settlement, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances charged upon and affecting the same previous to the said Settlement; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Felmersham Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Felmersham, in the County of Bedford.

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.

Publick Highways, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue Part of an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to render more effectual the several Laws now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for making further Provisions for the Preservation of the said Roads.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Siseham Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor or Manors and Parish of Syresham, otherwise Siseham, in the County of Northampton.

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

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

The Lord Delamer (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to 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.”

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; videlicet.

“Pr. 1. L. 26. Leave out from the Word [“Persons”], to the End of the Clause; and instead there of insert [“whatsoever Bodies Politick or Corporate, to issue or give, or cause to be issued or given, within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, any Note, Ticket, Token, or other Writing for Money, of the Nature of a Bank Note, circulated, or to be circulated, as Specie, but such as shall be payable on Demand, in lawful Money of Great Britain, and without reserving any Power or Option of delaying Payment thereof for any Time or Term whatsoever; and that, from and after the said Fifteenth Day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six, all Notes, Tickets, Tokens, or other Writings for Money, of the Nature of a Bank Note, issued previous to the said Day, and circulated as Specie, in that Part of the United Kingdom, shall, and they are hereby declared and adjudged to be payable on Demand, in lawful Money aforesaid, any Option, Condition, or other Clause, therein contained, to the contrary notwithstanding. Provided always, That nothing contained in this Act shall prevent any Person or Persons, Bodies Politick or Corporate, from issuing Poll: Bills, payable Seven Days after Sight, in the same Manner as they are at present issued by the Bank of England”].

“Pr. 2. L. 28. After the Word [“Note”], leave out [“Accepted Bill, Post Bill”].

“L. 29. After the Word [“Writing”], insert [“for Money, of the Nature of a Bank Note, circulated, or to be circulated, as Specie”].

“Pr. 3. L. 15. After the Word [“the”], leave out [“said Fifteenth Day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six”], and instead thereof insert [“passing of this Act”].

“L. 24. After the Word [“Persons”], leave out [“Bodies Politick or Corporate”].

“L. 35. After the Word [“Payment”], insert [“or for not marking”].

“Pr. 7. L. 3. After the Word [“Payment”], insert [“until the First Day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six.”].

“L. 17. After the Word [“same”], insert [“at any Time”].”

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

James Deeping Stone Bridge Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Spalding High Bridge, through Littleworth and by Frognall, and over James Deeping Stone Bridge, in the County of Lincoln, to Maxey Outgang in the County of Northampton, adjoining to the High Road there;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Banbury,&c.Roads,Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An act for repairing and widening the road from the Turnpike Road in the Banbury in the country of Oxford,though Daventre and Cottesbach, to the South End of Mill Field in the Parish of Lutterworth in the County of Leicester” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Cunninghame to enter into a Recognizance on Hoblon’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Timothy Cunningham of Gray's Inn Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Meade Hobson, an Infant, by his Father and Guardian, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland:

It is Ordered, That the said (fn. 2) Timothy Cunningham may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Silk Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned-during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon Raw Silk imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; for allowing a Drawback on the Exportation of Raw or Thrown Silk to Ireland; and for prohibiting the Exportation of Raw Silk from Ireland

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Marriage Act to repeal,bills

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, imitated, An Act for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages; and to encourage and facilitate Marriages, to be solemnized in Churches or publick Chapels, under a Publication of Banns, or by Licenses; and to remove all Doubts which have arisen, or may arise concerning the Validity of certain Marriages solemnized since the making the said Act; and for the regulating Registers; and for preserving the Evidence of Pedigrees:”

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

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

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Rejected

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Adjourn

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ;, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 9o Mail.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Dux Richmond. Ds. Trevor.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Ancaster. Ds. Monson.
Dux Portland. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Faucenberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.

PRAYERS.

Banbury, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road in Banbury in the County of Oxford, through Daventre and Cottesbach, to the south End of Mill Field in the Parish of Lutterworth in the County of Leicester

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

Ld. President. L. B. Bangor.
D. Richmond. L. Botetourt.
D. Portland. L. Willoughby Br.
L. Delamer.
M. Rockingham. L. Leigh.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Trevor.
E. Denbigh. L. Monson.
E. Sandwich. L. Sandys.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Darlington.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Weymouth.
V. Folkestone.

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

A Message Was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Paterson and others:

With a Bill intituled, “An Act for applying the Money granted in this session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five; and for punishing Militia Men for neglecting their Duty” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Illicit Trade to The Isle of Man to prevent Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually preventing the Mischiefs arising to the Revenue and Commerce of Great Britain and Ireland from the illicit and clandestine Trade to and from The Isle of Man;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House

Silk Mittins,&c.Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Foreign manufactured Silk Stockings, Silk Mitts, and Silk Gloves, into Great Britain and the British Dominions; and for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, intituled, Silk Works;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Corn, to Discontinues the Duties on for a Time, Bill,

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties upon Wheat and Wheat Flour imported, and also the Bounty payable on the Exportation of Wheat and Wheat Flour; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were severally read the First Time.

Wrought Silks and Velvets, additional Duties on Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for laying several additional Duties upon the Importation; of Wrought Silks and Velvets, for the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the said Manufactures,” be printed.

Silk Bill

Hodie 3avice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon Raw Silk imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; for allowing a Drawback on the Exportation of Raw or Thrown Silk to Ireland; and for prohibiting the Exportation of Raw Silk from Ireland.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Perth Bridge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the building a Bridge over the River Toy, at or near the Town of Perth, in the County of Perth.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Rayment to take the Name of Hadsley, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Jeremiah Rayment the Younger Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Hadsley, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hadsley Esquire, deceased.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

De Miffy's and Le Royer's Nat. Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Henry de Missy and Gabriel Le Royer

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. With the Two preceding Bills.

Message was sent to the House of commons, by the former messenger

To carry down the said Bills and desire their concurrence thereto.

Scalford common Bill.

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

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 5 and to adjourn as they please.

James Deeping Stone Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Spalding High Bridge, through Littleworth and by Frognall, and over James Deeping Stone Bridge, in the County of Lincoln, to Maxey Outgang in the County of Northampton, adjoining to the High Road there.”

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 5 and to adjourn as they please.

No more Causes to be heard this Session

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes during this Session of Parliament.

Masters in Chancery, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon Government Securities, a Sum of Money therein mentioned, out of the common and general Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and to apply the Interest arising therefrom towards augmenting the Income of the Matters of the said Court.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Lottery, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting Annuities, to be attended with a Lottery, to satisfy and discharge certain Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills; and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking Fund.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Post office, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to alter certain Rates of Postage; and to amend, explain, and enlarge, several Provisions in an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne; and in other Acts relating to the Revenue of the Post-office.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Additional Duties on Exportation of Coals, Bill.

The House also(according to order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on the Exportation of Coals, and of several East India Goods, and upon Policies of Assurance; for retaining, upon the Exportation of White Callicoes and Muslins, a further Part of the Duties paid on the Importation thereof 5 and for obviating a Doubt, with respect to Stamp Duties imposed upon Deeds by Two former Acts.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Mutiny Act to extend to America Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His. Majesty's Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the. Army and their Quarters.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Comfe Callicoes to Africa, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) Was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually supplying the Export Trade of this Kingdom to Africa with such coarse printed Callicoes; and other Goods, of the Product or Manufacture of The East Indies, or other Places beyond The Cape of Good Hope, as are prohibited to be worn and used in Great Britain; for encouraging the Importation of Bugles into this Kingdom, for the better Supply of the Export Trade thereof; and for discontinuing the Bounty payable in Great Britain, and all Bounties and allowances in Ireland, upon the Exportation of Corn, Grains Malt, Meal, and Flour, from thence to The Isle of Man

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Currency of the Notes issued by the Banks in Scot-fond to regulate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis lie decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 10o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Elien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Litch.& Cov. Dux Portland. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Asaphen. March. Rockingham. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grantham.
Epus. Exon. Comes Westmorland. Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Milton.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Braidalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses.”

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; with the Lord Chamberlain on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Sandwich on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read.”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

“My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

“His Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and, by the said Commission, hath commanded us, in His Absence, to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read.”

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows; videlicet,

George R.
“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and heland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen, and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts, agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) “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:” “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 in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty:” “An Act for the further Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery” “An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract, made pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury and the Duke and Dutchess of Atholl, the Proprietors of the Isle of Man and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly mentioned:” “An Act for appointing Commissioners to put (fn. 3) into 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 the Two former Acts for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax; and for indemnifying Persons who have acted as Commissioners of the Laud 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 hall act: as Commissioners of the Land Tax:” “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 hall 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 public Reward for such Person or Persons as hall 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: “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:”

“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:” “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:” “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:” “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:” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Barton Watersidehouse to Riseham Hedge Corner, and several, other Roads in the County of Lincoln, therein mentioned:” “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:” “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 afore said, 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;” “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 Raisin to Pilford Budge; 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 said County of Lincoln:” “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:” “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 Bredbury to Mottram, in the said County of Chester:” “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 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:” “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 said Drain) to the said Sign of The Bear, and to Lords Bridge in Islington, and from thence to the West Ends of Maudlin Bridge and Germens 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 Kings Lynn, in the said County of Norfolk, and from Islington aforesaid, to Cross Keys Wash, in the said County:” “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 the Bridgewater Turnpike Road, in the Town of Nother Stowey in the County of Somerset; and also from the said Town of Watchet to Tower Hill in the Village of Williton in the said 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 Brendan Hill, to Robery Lane, and to Bampton, in the said County of Devon:” “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads, leading from between the the Second and Third Mile Stones on the Turnpike Road between the Town and County of Poole and Winborne Minister in the County of Dorset, to Bratton Corner in the County of Somerset:” “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 Chandlers 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:” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alford to Boston, and from thence to Cowbridge, in the County of Lincoln;” “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:” “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:” “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:” “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:” “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:” “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:” “An Act for repairing the Church of the United Parishes of All Saints and Saint John, in the Town of Hertford:” “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Loes and Wilford, in the County of Suffolk:” “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:” “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:” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Burton Overy, in the County of Leicester:” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Auckborough, in the County of Lincoln:” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Emload, in the County of Worcester:” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons in the Parish of Wolsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham:” “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:” “An Act for enclosing and dividing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Telford, in the County of Lincoln:” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Wilford, in the County of Nottingham:” “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:” “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:” “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:” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, and Grounds, within the several Parishes of of Keelby and Stalingborough, in the County of “Lincoln:” “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;” “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Fen in the Parishes of Aslackby and Dowsby, in the County of Lincoln; and far draining and improving the said Fen, and also certain Enclosed Low Grounds adjoining to the said Fen:” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Fen Grounds, Moors, Sheepwalks, 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;” “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:” “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:” “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:” “An Act for extinguishing certain Rights of Common in the Parish of Lutcham, alias Litcham, in the County of Norfolk;” “An Act for enclosing and dividing the High and Low Commons of Austerfield, in the County of York:” “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:” 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:” “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:” “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:” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Failures, Common Grounds, and Commonable. Lands, lying within the Township and Hamlet of Shutford, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford:” “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:” “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:” “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Dorothy late Countess Dowager of Burlington, lying in the Counties of Middlesex, York, and Lincoln, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed in Manner therein mentioned; and for investing Part of the Money arising by such Sale in discharging a Mortgage Debt affecting the same Premises; and the Residue thereof in the Purchase. of o her Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates do now Stand limited, or so many of them as mail be then existing:” “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 Messages, 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:” “An Act for making the Portions, provided by the Marriage Settlement of Sir George Trevelyan Baronet and Dame Julia his Wife, for their Younger Children, veiled Interests, so that the same may be raised and paid not with standing the Deaths of such Children in the Life time of their Father; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:” “An Act for vesting the Barony or Manor of Shipbrooke, in the County of Chester, Part of the Estate of Henry Vernon Esquire, comprised in his Marriage Settlement, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money to discharge the Debts and Encum brances charged upon and affecting the same previous to the said Settlement; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:” “An Act for selling Part of the settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, in Pocklington, and elsewhere, in the County of York, for discharging the Debts and Encumbrances of him self and Robert Dolman the Younger, his Eldest Son, affecting the same; and for making Provision for Robert Dolman the Younger, and for the Younger Children of Robert Dolman the Elder:” “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Christopher Crowe Esquire, in, the County of York, in him, in Fee Simple; and for setting other Estates in the same County, in Lieu thereof:” “An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John Knowsley and Elizabeth his Wife, in the County of: York, in Trustees, to be conveyed pursuant to certain Articles for the Purchase thereof; and for laying out the Money thereby stipulated to be paid, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be charged and settled in Manner, as therein mentioned:” “An Act for vesting certain Estates late of Elizabeth Cary Widow, deceased, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell 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:” “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 sold and conveyed to such Persons as may already have contracted, or shall hereafter contract, to become the Purchasers of any Parts or Shares thereof, under the Directions of the Court of Chancery:” “An Act for Sale of the Copy hold 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:” “An Act to confirm and establish Exchanges of Land at Dorking in Surrey, between Charles Howard Esquire and Edward Walter Esquire, and between the said Charles Howard and Jonathan Tyers Esquire:” “An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate of Mary Phelps Widow, deceased, given and devised by her Will, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, Legacies, and Encum brances:” “An Act for vesting Several Freehold and Copyhold Estates in the Several Counties of Essex, Suffolk, Bucks, and Middlesex, and in the City of London, in Trustees, for the Sale thereof, in order to discharge the several Legacies or Portions be queathed by the Will of William Hollingworth Esquire,

“deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:” “An Act for Sale of the Estates comprised in the “Marriage Settlement of John Bristow Esquire, in the “County of Norfolk; and for applying the Monies “arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and “Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses contained in “the said Settlement:” “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 “settling the Lands and Hereditaments to be allotted upon the said Partition to the several Uses limited of their several undivided Shares thereof respectively:” “An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Amie Broxholme Widow, deceased, in the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Freehold Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof:” “An Act for naturalizing LouisaRudolphina Wale and Gregory Wale:” “ An Act to “naturalize Benedict Paul Wagner:” “ An Act for naturalizing Sabine Louise Winn” And albeit the said “Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, “the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, “without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said “Acts: And forasmuch as, for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be “present, in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House “of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed “to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and, by the same, do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions, therein contained; and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; willing that the said “Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth, shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you “all, assented to the same. And We do, by these Presents, declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom “it may concern; commanding also, by these Presents, “Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Robert Earl of Northington Our “Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters “Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and “also commanding the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trustly and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our said Chancellor of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousing and Counsellor John Duke of Bedford President of Our Council, George Duke of Marlborough Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Thomas Duke of “Leeds, John Duke of Rutland Master of Our Horse, Lionel-Duke of Dorset, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Councellors William Earl Talbot Steward of Our Household, Granville Earl “Gower Chamberlain of Our Household, Francis Earl “of Huntingdon Groom of Our Stole, John Earl of Sandwich One of Our Principal Secretaries, of State, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Bute, George Dunk Earl of Halifax One other of Our Principal “Secretaries of State, Hugh Earl of Northumberland Lieutenant General and General Governor of Our Kingdom of Ireland, Simon Earl Bar court, and Our “Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counselors William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold “Please before Us, John Lord Level and Holland First “Commissioner of Our Admiralty, and John Lord Ligonier, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliaments there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf. And, finally, We do declare and will, that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted, good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. in Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, in the Fifth Year of Our Reign.
By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.
“Yorke and Yorke.

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

“In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual “and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, that His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words.”

Then the Clerk, having received the Money-Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles, of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet,)

“1. 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.”

“2. 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 in the Second Year of the Reign of His “present Majesty.”

“3. An Act for the further Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery.”
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk, in these Words; videlicet,
Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.

“4. An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract made, pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury and the Duke and Dutchess of Atholl, the Proprietors of the Isle of Man and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly mentioned.”

“5. 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 the 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.”

“6. 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.”

“7. 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.”

“8. 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.”

“9. 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.”

“10. 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.

“11. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Lyne 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.

“12. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Barton Watersidehouse to Riseham Hedge Corner, and several other Roads, in the County of Lincoln, therein mentioned.”

“13. 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.”

“14. An Act for amending the Road from Chatteris Ferry, through Chatteris and March, to Wisbech Saint Peters, and from thence to Tid Gole in the Isle 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.

“15. 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 between Dexthorpe and Langton; and from West Rassin 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 said County of Lincoln.

“16. 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.

“17. 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 said first mentioned Road in the Township of Bredbury to Mottram, in the said County of Chester.

“18. An Act to amend several Acts, passed in the Fourth and Sixth Years of King George the First, 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 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.”

“19. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Little Bridge, over the End of the Drain next Wisbech River, lying between Roper’s Fields and The Bell Ihn in Wisbech, in the lsle 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 Budge 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.”

“20. 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 Baltham 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 Wiliton in the said 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.

“21. 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 Minister in the County of Dorset, to Bratton Corner in the County of Somerset.

“22. 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.

“23. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alford to Boston, and from thence to Cowbridge, in the County of Lincoln.

“24. 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.”

“25. 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.

“25. 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.

“26. 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.

“27. 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.

“28. 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.

“29. 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.

“30. An Act for repairing the Church of the United Parishes of All Saints and Saint John, in the Town of Hertford.

“31. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Loes and Wilford, in the County of Suffolk.
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk, in these Words; (videlicet,)
Le Roy le veult.

“32. 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.

“33. 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.

“34. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Burton Overy, in the County of Leicester.

“35. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Auckborough, in the County of Lincoln.

“36. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Emload, in the County of Worcester.

“37. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons in the Parish of Wolsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham.

“38. 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.”

“39. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Telford, in the County of Lincoln.

“40. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Wilford, in the County of Nottingham.

“41. 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.

“42. 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.

“43. 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.

“44. 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.

“45. 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.

“46. 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.”

“47. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Fen Grounds, Moors, Sheepwalks, Wood Ings, Sike Closes, Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Branst on, in the County of the City of Lincoln.

“48. 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.

“49. 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 and 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.”

“50. 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.

“51. An Act for extinguishing certain Rights of Common in the Parish of Lutcham, alias Litcham, in the County of Norfolk.

“52. An Act for enclosing and dividing the High and Low Commons of Austerfield, in the County of York.

“53. 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.

“54, 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.”

“55. 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.

“56. 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.

“57. 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.

“58. 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.

“59. 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

“60. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Dorothy late Countess Dowager of Burlington, lying in the Counties of Middlesex, York, and Lincoln, in Trustees, to be sold, and conveyed in Manner therein mentioned; and for investing Part of the Money arising by such Sale in discharging a Mortgage Debt affecting the same Premises, and the Residue thereof in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses, as the said settled Estates do now stand limited, or so many of them as shall be then existing.”

“61. 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.”

“62. An Act for making the Portions provided by the Marriage Settlement of Sir George Trevelyan Baronet and Dame Julia his Wife, for their Younger Children, vested Interests, so that the same may be raised and paid, notwithstanding the Deaths of such Children in the Life-time of their Father; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“63. An Act for vesting the Barony or Manor of Shipbrook, in the County of Chester, Part of the Estate of Henry Vernon Esquire, comprised in his Marriage Settlement, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances charged upon and affecting the same previous to the said Settlement; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“64. An Act for selling Part of the settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, in Pocklington and elsewhere, in the County of York, for discharging the Debts and Encumbrances of himself and Robert Dolman the Younger, his Eldest Son, affecting the same; and for making Provision for Robert Dolman the Younger, and for the Younger Children of Robert Dolman the Elder.”

“65. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Christopher Crowe Esquire, in the County of York, in him, in Fee Simple; and for settling other Estates, in the same County, in Lieu thereof.”

“66. An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John Knowsley and Elizabeth his Wise, in the County of York, in Trustees, to be conveyed, pursuant to certain Articles, for the Purchase thereof; and for laying out the Money thereby stipulated to be paid in the Purchase of other Lands, to be charged and settled in Manner as therein mentioned.”

“67. An Act for vesting certain Estates late of Elizabeth Cary Widow, deceased, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell 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.”

“68. An Act for divesting out of the Heir at Law, or other legal Representative or Representative 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 sold and conveyed to such Persons as may already have contracted, or shall hereafter contract, to become the Purchasers of any Parts or Shares thereof, under the Directions of the Court of Chancery.”

“69. 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.”

“70. An Act to confirm and establish Exchanges of Land, at Dorking in Surrey, between Charles Howard Esquire and Edward Walter Esquire, and between the said Charles Howard and Jonathan Tyers Esquire,”

“71. An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate of Mary Phelps Widow, deceased, given and devised by her Will, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances.”

“72. An Act for vesting several Freehold and Copyhold Estates, in the several Counties of Essex, Suffolk, Bucks, and Middlesex, and in the City of London, in Trustees, for the Sale thereof, in order to discharge the several Legacies or Portions bequeathed by the Will of William Hollingworth Esquire, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“73. An Act for Sale of the Estates comprised in the Marriage Settlement of John Bristow Esquire, it the County of Norfolk; and for applying the Monies arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses contained in the said Settlement.”

“74. 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 settling the Lands and Hereditaments to be allotted upon the said Partition to the several Uses limited of their several undivided Shares thereof respectively.”

“75. An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Amte Broxolme Widow, deceased, in the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale In the Purchase of other Freehold Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof.”

“76. An Act for naturalizing Louisa Rudolphina Wale and Gregory Wale

“77. An Act to naturalize Benedict Paul Wagner.

“78. An Act for naturalizing Sabine Louisse Winn.

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk, in these Words; videlicet,

Soit fait comme il est desire,”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Message from H C to return lord Bellew’s Esta’e Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Lord Bellew Baron of Duleek in the Kingdom of Ireland more effectually to exercise his Power to raise certain Sums therein mentioned, out of his settled Estates in the said Kingdom, for the Portions of Younger Children; and to acquaint this House, that hey have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Duties on Gum Senegal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for laying certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic, imported into, or exported from, Great Britain; and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westminster streets, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Powers of, and to render more effectual, the several Acts passed in the Second, Third, and Fourth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for paving, cleansing, lighting, and otherwise regulating, the Squares, Streets, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Parts in the said Acts mentioned; and for extending the Provisions of the said Acts to the Surry Side of Westminster Bridge; and for enlarging the Powers of the said Acts with respect to Squares;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Message from thence, to return Wyche’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate late of Peter Wyche Esquire, at Goadby, alias Godoby Marwood, in the County of Leicester, in Trust, to be conveyed to the most Noble John Marquis of Granby, or as he shall appoint; and for applying the Purchase-money in Manner and for the Purposes therein mentioned; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Amendments made by their Lordships, to the Amendment made by the Commons to the said Bill.

Felmersham Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Felmersham, in the County of Bedford” 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.”

Scalford 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 the Open and Common Fields, and Common Pastures, of Scalford, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields, was committed.”

Kimberworth 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 several Lands and Grounds, Undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes, in or near the Village or Hamlet of Marsborough, in the Township of Kimberworth, and in the Parish of Rotherham, in the County of York,” was committed.

Banbury to Daventry Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road in Banbury in the County of Oxford, through Daventre and Cottesbach, to the South End of Mill Field in the Parish of Lutterworth in the County of Leicester 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.”

Junes Deeping Ston Bridge Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Commitees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Spalding High Bridge, through Littleworth, and by Frognall, and over James Deeping. Stone Bridge, in the County of Lincoln, to Maxey Outgang in the County of Northampton, adjoining to the High Road there,” was committed.

Warwick, through Daventry, to Northampton, Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Great Bridge in the Borough of Warwick, through Southam and Daventry, to the Town of Northampton” was committed.

New Malron Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the North End of Old Malton Gate, in the Town and Borough of New Malton, to the Town of Picketing, in the County of York” was committed.

Masters in Chancery, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon Government Securities, a Sum of Money therein mentioned, out of the Common and General Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and to apply the Interest arising there from, towards augmenting the Income of the Mailers of the said Court.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lotrely, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting Annuities, to be attended with a Lottery, to satisfy and discharge certain Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills, and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking bund.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Post Office, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to alter certain Rates of Postage, and to amend, explain, and enlarge, several Provisions in an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, and in other Acts relating to the Revenue of the Post-office:”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Additional Dunes on coloexoittd &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on the Exportation of Coals, and of several East India Goods, and upon Policies of Assurance; for retaining, upon the Exportation of White Callicoes and Muslins, a further Part of the Duties paid on the Importation thereof; and for obviating a Doubt with respect to Stamp Duties imposed upon Deeds by Two former Acts.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Mutiny Act to extend to America, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in Amerka, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Coarse Calicoes to Afnc?, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for : more effectually Supplying the Export Trade of this Kingdom to Africa with such coarse printed Callicoes and other Goods of the Product or Manufacture of The East Indies, or other Places beyond The Cape of Good Hope, as are prohibited to be worn and used in Great Britain; for encouraging the Importation of Bugles into this Kingdom, for the better Supply of the Export Trade thereof; and for discontinuing the Bounty payable in Great Britain, and all Bounties and Allowances in Ireland, upon the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Malt, Meal, and Flour, from thence to the lile of Man.

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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Silk Mutens, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Foreign manufactured Silk Stockings, Silk Mitts, and Silk Gloves, into Great Britain, and the British Dominions; and for rendering more effectual an Act, passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for explaining, amending, and rendering, more effectual, an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, intituled, “Silk Works.

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

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five; and for punishing Militia-men for neglecting their Duty.”

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

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

illicit Trade to lsle of Man, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for more effectually preventing the Mischiefs arising to the Revenue and Commerce of Great Britain and Ireland, from the illicit and clandestine Trade to and from the lile of Man.

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad. et in diem Lunæ, decimum tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis fie decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Silks.
2 Origin. Thomas
3 Sic.