House of Lords Journal Volume 31
April 1766, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: April 1766, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 335-351. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113258 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Die Veneris, 11o Aprilis.
Richmond in Surrey, Poor, &c. Bill. The King Present: Bills passed: Haverhill, &c. Roads, Bill. Ly. M. Herbert against of Powis. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 14o Aprilis.
Mutiny Act, to extend to America, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Blagrave’s Estate Bill. Whithy Harbour, Bill. Ly. M. Herbert against E. of Powis & al.: Judgement. Richmond in Surrey, Poor, &c. Bill. Knutsford Macclesfield &c Navigation Bill. The D. of Bridgewater’s Pet. against it Pet. of Owners of Lands, &c. In Chester and Lancaster: Pet. of Gentlemen Merchant, &c Manchester and other Places, against it; and Pet. of Merchants of Halifax, against it. Haverhill &c. Road Bill. Lauder, through Kello, &c. Road Bill. Stort River, Navigation Bill. Henley’s Estate Bill. Tuffnell’s Estate, Bill. Sir Thomas Gooche’s Estate, Bill. Bath Sheet, &c. Bill. Bath, small Debts, Bill. London, Improvement of Tillage, Bill. Walsworth Common, Bill. Lubnam Common, Bill. Blaby Common, Bill. Countesthorpe Common, Bill. Pleydell, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Arncliffe Common, Bill: Naburn Common, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. E. of Powis’s Estate, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Mutiny Act, to extend to America, Bill. Whitby Harbour, Bill. Leather Gloves, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 15o Aprilis.
Richmond Poor, Bill His Majesty’s Consent to it signified. Countesthorpe Common, Bill; His Majesty’s Consent to it; and to Blaby Common Bill. Richmond; Surrey Poor, Bill. Whitechapel Poor, Bill. Berkeley Square, Bill. Countesthorpe Common, Bill: Blaby Common, Bill: Haverhill, &c. Road, Bill. Lauder, through Kelso, Road, Bill. Pleydell’s Litate, Bill. D. of Bolton’s Estate, Bill. Stort River Navigation, Bill. Bath street;&c. Bill. Bath, small Debts, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lord have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Henley’s Estate, Bill: Sir T. Gooch’s Estate, Bill: Tufnell’s Estate, Bill: Message to H. C with the Three preceding Bills. Meredith & al. against Leslie & al.: Pleadings proved. Cromford Road, Bill. Leather Gloves, Bill: London, Improvement of Tillage, Bill Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 16o Aprilis.
Menet & al. Petition to be added to Sutthoff’s Nat. Bill; and take the Oaths. Richmond, Surrey, poor, &c. Bill. Lloyd’. Estate, Bill. Ince’s Estate, Bill. Alhallow’s, London Wall, Church, &c. Bill. Beverley Church, Bill. Wendover and Buckingham Roads, Bill. Glasgow Roads, Bill. Damer against the Eail of Inchiquin. Beverley Church, Bill. Alhallows, London Wall, Church, Bill. Wendover and Buckingham Roale, Bill. Glasgow Roads, Bill Lnbnam Common, Bill. Walsworth Common, Bill. Berkeley Square, Bill. Whitby Harbour, Bill. Mutiny Act, to extend to America, Bill: Sutthoff & al Nat. Bill. Facon’s Nae. Bill. Charleston’s Nat. Bill. Cromford Road, Bill: London, Improvement of Tillage Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bill. Leather Gloves, Bill. Adjourn Die Jovis, 17o Aprilis.
Damer against the Earl of Inchicquin & al. Judgement. Haver hill Road, Bill. Petitions in Favont of the Macclesfield Navigation; Liverpool and Contgalton; &c.; Merchants of Leek; Gentlemen, &c. of Chapel in the Frith, &c.; Merchants, &c. of Manchester; and of Gentlemen, &c. of Nether Knutsford, &c. Leather Gloves, Bill. Causes removed. Sir J. Hynde Cotton, Leave for a Bill, to sell Pastions’s Estate: Bill read. Richmond, Sussex, Poor &c. Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to is Ince’s Estate, Bills: Lloyd’s Estate, Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Alhallows, London Wall, Church, Bill. Whitechapel Poor, &c. Bill. Spittlegate Hill to Boston Bridge Road, Bill. Messages from H C. to return L. Middleton’s Estate Bill; and Clayton’s Estate Bill. Mutiny Act to extend to America, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 18o Aprilis.
Ryder & al. again it E Gower & al. Sir J. Hinde Cotton to sell Parsons’s Estate, Bill. Hexton Enclosure, Bill. Walsworth Enclosure, Bill. Blaby Common, Bill. Countesthorpe Common, Bill. Whitby Harbour, Bill. Charleston’s Nat. Bill. Facon’s Nat. Bill. E. of Abingdon takes the Oaths. Wendover and Buckingham Road, Bill. Lauder, through Kelso, &c. Road, Bill: Mutiny Act to extend to America, Bill: Haverhill Road, Bill: Leather. Gloves, &c. Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bill. Chamberlain of London against Evans, in Error. Knutsford and Macclesfield Navigation Bill. Burton, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Causes removed. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Veneris, 11o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. London. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Raffen. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Grafton. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Bolton. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Bedford. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Argyll. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Ancaster Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ravensworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Vere.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Boston.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Digby.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Richmond in Surrey, Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for repairing the Highways, paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and other Places, in the Town and Parish of Richmond, in the County of Surrey; and for removing and preventing Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments, therein; and for shutting up a Road from the late Harse Ferry at Kew to West Shoene Lane near Richmond Green; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from Kew Bridge to Richmond;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King Present:

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

Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who 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:

Bills passed:

“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-six.”

“2. An Act for repealing the Duties granted upon Cyder and Perry by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign; and for granting other Duties on Cyder and Perry in Lieu thereof; and for more effectually securing the Duties on Cyderand Perry imposed by several former Acts.”

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

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence et ainsi le veult.”

“3. An Act for discontinuing the Use of several Roads leading into and over Fisherwick Park, in the County of Stafford; and for building and maintaining a publick Bridge, cross the River Tame, at or near Elford Mill Ford, in the said County; and for repairing and keeping in Repair the Road from such Bridge to Hademore Gate, in the Road leading through Whiltington to Litchfield.”

“4. An Act to enlarge and continue the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Roads from Doncaster, through Ferry-bridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross; and also from Ferry-bridge to Weatherby, and from thence to Boroughbridge, in the County of York;” as to so much of the said Act as relates to the said Roads from Doncaster, through Ferry-bridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross.”

“5. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Bawtry in the County of York, to East Markham Common in the County of Nottingham and from Little Drayton to Twiford Bridge in the said County.”

“6. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from the North End of Mailing Street near the Town of Lewes, and other Roads in the County of Sussex; and for amending the Road from The Brod Park Gate to the West End of the Turnpike Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Hurst Green, through the Parishes of Etchingham and Burwash, and from the said Brod Park Gate to the Town of Battell, in the said County.”

“7. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Cross or Market Place in the Town of Wimborne Minster, to the Cross or Market Place in the Town of Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset.”

“8. An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from Battersea in the County of Surrey, to Chelsea in the County of Middlesex.”

“9. An Act for the Support and Preservation of the Parish Church of Folkestone, and the lower Part of the Town of Folkestone, in the County of Kent.”

“10. An Act for the better maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor within the Parish of Saint Botolph Aldgate, in the City of London.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“11. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Repton, in the County of Derby.”

“12. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons, Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and in the Manors of Haselor and Walcot, and of and in the Manor of Upton Haselor, in the Parish of Haselor, in the County of Warwick.”

“13. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, or Waste Grounds, called Cuddington or Bryn Common in the Township of Cuddington with Bryn, in the Parish of Weverham, in the County of Chester.”

“14. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Willington, in the County of Deiby.”

“15. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor, Waste, or Common, in the several Townships, Villages, or Hamlets, of Upper Heworth and Nether Heworth, in the County Palatine of Durham.”

“16. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Little Horwood, in the County of Bucks.”

“17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Grounds, and Wastes, within the Township or Parish of Bessingby, in the County of York.”

“18. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in the Manor and Parish of Keddington, in the County of Lincoln.”

“19. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Common and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Beeford, otherwise Beeforth, in the County of York.”

“20. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Bradnop, in the Parish of Leek, in the County of Stafford.”

“21. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Fields and commonable Lands lying within the Parish of Hinton in the Hedges, in the County of Northampton.”

“22. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common; Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Grimoldby, in the County of Lincoln.”

“23. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Downs, and Commonable Lands, and allotting the Old Enclosures, lying within the Township and Parish of Hatherop, in the County of Gloucester.”

“24. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Mariston, in the County of the City of York.”

“25. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Sir John Chetwode Baronet in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same.”

“26. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Aldcroft Gentleman with Sarah Shewell bis now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“27. An Act for enabling Robert Brice Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Name, and bear the Arms, of Kingesmill.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Haverhill, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the present Turnpike Road at Haverhill to Redcross in the Parish of. Shelford, in the County of Cambridge;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ly. M. Herbert against of Powis.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein the Right Honourable the Lady Mary Herbert is Appellant, and the Right Honourable Henry Arthur Earl of Powis and others are Respondents:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 14o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Richmond. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Grafton. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Bolton. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bedford. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Exon. Dux Argyll. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Manchester. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Talbot Senescallus. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Scarborough. Ds. Digby.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Act, to extend to America, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. 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 Blagrave’s Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Copyhold Estates of Ann Blagrave Widow and others in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses to which the said Copyhold Estates stand limited;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same; Without any Amendment.

Whithy Harbour, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Duty of One Farthing per Chalder on Coals, granted by an Act of the First Year of Queen Anne, and revived and continued by an Act of the Eighth of King George the Second, for improving and repairing the Piers and Harbours of Whithy, in the County of York; and for better regulating the Shipping there:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ly. M. Herbert against E. of Powis & al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday and Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable the Lady Mary Herbert, One of the Daughters of the Most Noble William late Marquis of Powis, deceased; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 11th of December 1764, made in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and the Right Honourable Henry Arthur Earl of Powis and Barbara Countess of Powis his Wife, Thomas Wyld, Robert Pardoe, Edward Herbert Esquire, and James Barker Son and Heir of James Barker deceased, were Defendants; and praying. “That the same might be reversed; or that the Appellant might have such men other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should deem meet:” As also upon the Answer of Henry Arthur Earl of Powis and Barbara Countess of Powis his Wife, Thomas Wyld, Robert Pardoe, Edward Herbert, and James Barker, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same hereby, reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That the Respondent the Earl of Powis ought, in Performance of his Agreement, to pay to the Appellant, during her Life, the Annuity of Two Hundred Pounds a Year, left her by the Will of the Marquis of Powis her Father; and also another Annuity Of Two Hundred Pounds a Year, from the 5th of December 1749: And it is hereby Ordered, That it be referred to a Master, to take an Accompt of what is due for the Arrears of the said Two Annuities: And it is hereby further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Respondent do pay the Same, together with her Costs of Suit in the Court of Chancery: And it is hereby also further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Respondent do pay to the Appellant, during her Life, the said Two Annuities, as they shall severally become due: And it is hereby further Ordered, That the Court of Chancery do give all proper and necessary Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

Richmond in Surrey, Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for repairing the Highways, paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and other Places in the Town and Parish of Richmond, in the County of Surrey; and for removing and preventing Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments, therein; and for shutting up a Road from the late Horse Ferry at Kew, to West Sheene Lane near Richmond Green; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from Kew Bridge to Richmond.”

Knutsford Macclesfield &c Navigation Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from Witton Bridge to the Towns of Nether Knutsford, Macclesfield, and Stockport, in the County of Chester, and to Manchester in the County of Lancaster.”

The D. of Bridgewater’s Pet. against it

A Petition of the most Noble Francis Duke of Bridgewater:

Pet. of Owners of Lands, &c. In Chester and Lancaster:

Also, a Petition of the several Persons whose Names ate thereunto subscribed being Owners or Occupiers of Lands and Estates, or of Mills, within the Counties of Chester and Lancaster, or One of them, in Behalf of themselves and others:

Pet. of Gentlemen Merchant, &c Manchester and other Places, against it;

And also, a Petition of several Gentlemen, Merchants, Manufacturers, Tradesmen, and others, living in or near to the great Trading Towns of Manchester in the County of Lancaster, Middlewich, Congalton, and Stockport, in the County of Chester, and other Towns and Places in the said Counties, whose Names are thereunto subscribed;

Were severally presented, and read; setting forth the many and great Hardships that must necessarily fall upon the Petitioners, in case the said Bill should pass into a Law; and therefore praying, “That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill; and that the same may not pass into a Law.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, at the said Second Reading; as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill, at the same Time.

and Pet. of Merchants of Halifax, against it.

A Petition of several Gentlemen, Merchants, Traders, and Inhabitants, residing in and near Halifax and Sowerby in the County of York, and Rochdale in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was presented, and read; setting forth, “That, if the said Bill should pass into a Law, it may be attended with great Damage to private Property; and will not send to the Benefit of Trade or Commerce, or be of publick Utility, as is alleged in the said Bill;” and therefore praying, “That the same may not pass into a Law.”

Ordered, That the said Petition do he on the Table.

Haverhill &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the present Turnpike Road at Haverhill, to Red-Cross in the Parish of Shelford, in the County of Cambridge.”

Lauder, through Kello, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Lauder in the Shire of Berwick, to and through Kelso in the Shire of Roxburgh, to The Marchbutn.”

Stort River, Navigation Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and continuing navigable the River Stort, in the Counties of Hertford and Essex,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, as also the Petition to them referred; and had heard Counsel, and examined Witnesses, for the Petitioners against the said Bill, upon their Petition; and had also heard Counsel for the Bill; and that the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Henley’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Freehold and Leasehold Estates late of Robert Henley Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money, to be applied to pay off Debts and Encumbrances, and Legacies, charged upon and affecting the same, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery; and for laying out the Surplus Money in the Bank of England, subject to the further Order of the said Court,” 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 Committed had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Tuffnell’s Estate, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable George Forster Tuffnell Esquire to grant Building Leases of Estates devised to him by Sir William Halton Baronet, in the County of Middlesex,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir Thomas Gooche’s Estate, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Thomas Gooch Baronet, and his Sons Thomas Gooch, William Gooch, and John Gooch, and their Guardians, and the Guardians of their Sons during their Minority, to grant Building Leases of certain Lands in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick; and to grant a Piece of Land, lying in the same Town, for the Purposes of building a Church, and making a Church Yard; and to exchange some Lands there,” 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 some Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Bath Sheet, &c. Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to remove and regulate the publick Markets in the City of Bath; for widening certain Streets, Ways, and Passages, within the said City, and the Liberties and Precincts thereof; and for opening certain new Streets and Ways within the same; for better paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating, the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages, there; to remove all Nuisances and Obstructions therein, and to prevent the same for the future; and for better supplying the Inhabitants of the said City, Liberties, and Precincts, with Water,” 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.”

Bath, small Debts, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the City of Bath, and the Liberties and Precincts thereof,” was committed.

London, Improvement of Tillage, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining and amending so much of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the Second, intituled, An additional Act for the Improvement of Tillage, as relates to the City of London.”

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.

Walsworth Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Grounds in the Hamlet of Walsworth, in the Parish of Hitchen, in the County of Hertford.”

Lubnam Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Lubnam, otherwise Lubenham, in the County of Leicester.”

Blaby Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Blaby, in the County of Leicester.”

Countesthorpe Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Countestorpe, in the County of Leicester.”

Pleydell, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Morton Pleydell Esquire and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Edmund Morton Pleydell Esquire, in the Counties of York and Lincoln, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses.”

Arncliffe Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Stinted Pastures called Cow Close, West Moor, and Clowder, otherwise Clowther, within the Township of Arncliffe, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Naburn Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Arable Fields, Common Meadow Grounds, and the Moor or Common, within the Manor and Township of Naburn, in the East Riding 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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

E. of Powis’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Mansion-house of the Earl and Countess of Powis, in Albemarle Street, now settled on them and their Issue, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

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 former Messengers:

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

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 punching Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

Whitby Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Duty of One Farthing per Chalder on Coals, granted by an Act of the First Year of Queen Anne, and revived and continued by an Act of the Eighth of King George the Second, for improving and repairing the Piers and Harbour of Whitby, in the County of York; and for better regulating the Shipping there.”

Leather Gloves, Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Trade and Manufacture of Leather Gloves and Mitts in this Kingdom,” be revived; and meet To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 15o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales Præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Landav. Dux Grafton. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ponsonby.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Peterborrow. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Boston.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Camden.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Digby.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Gudford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Richmond Poor, Bill His Majesty’s Consent to it signified.

The Duke of Grafton acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for repairing the Highways, paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and other Places, in the Town and Parish of Richmond, in the County of Surrey; and for removing and preventing Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments, therein; and for shutting up a Road from the late Horse Ferry at Kew to West Sheene Lane, near Richmond Green; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from Kew Bridge to Richmond,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Countesthorpe Common, Bill; His Majesty’s Consent to it;

The Duke of Grafton also gave the like Consent to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Countesthorpe, in the County of Leicester.”

and to Blaby Common Bill.

The Duke of Grafton also gave the like Consent to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the, Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Blaby, in the County of Leicester.”

Richmond; Surrey Poor, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for repairing the Highways, paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and other Places, in the Town and Parish of Richmond, in the County of Surrey; and for removing and preventing Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments therein; and for shutting up a Road from the late Horse Ferry at Kew to West Sheen Lane, near Richmond Green; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from Kew Bridge to Richmond.”

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

L. d. President. L. d. Bp. Durham. L. d. Botetourt.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Leigh.
D. Grafton. L. Delamer.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Ducie.
D. Bedford. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Sandys.
D. Argyll. L. Hyde.
D. Bridgewater. L. Lyttelton.
M. Rockingham. L. Boston.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Whitechapel Poor, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor within the Parish of Saint Mary Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Berkeley Square, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing, paving, cleansing, lighting, and adorning, Berkeley Square, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the “County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Countesthorpe Common, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds in the parish of countesthorpe in the county of Leicester”.

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

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

Blaby Common, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Blaby, in the County of Leicester”.

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.

Haverhill, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the present Turnpike Road at Haverhill, to Red Cross in the Parish of Shelford, in the County of Cambridge”.

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

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

Lauder, through Kelso, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Lauder in the Shire of Berwick, to and through Kelso in the Shire of Roxburgh, to The Marchburn”.

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

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

Pleydell’s Litate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Edmund Morton Pleydell Esquire, in the Counties of York and Lincoln, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses.”

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 Wednesday the 30th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

D. of Bolton’s Estate, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering and enabling all such Women and Men, to whom all or any of the Castles, Manors, Messuages, &c. in the Counties of Wilts, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall, now the Estate of the most Noble Harry Duke of Bolton, shall be limited for their Lives, to mark Leases thereof,” be read a Second Time on this Day Two Months.

Stort River Navigation, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and continuing navigable the River Stort, in the Counties of Hertford and Essex.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bath street;&c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to remove and regulate the publick Markets in the city of Bath; for widening certain Streets, Way, and Passages, within the said City, and the Liberties and Precincts thereof; and for opening new streets and Ways within the same; for better paving, cleansing, lighting watching, and regulating, the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there; to remove all Nuisances and Obstructions therein, and to prevent the same for the future; and for better supplying the Inhabitants of the said City, Liberties, and Precincts, with Water”.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bath, small Debts, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the City of Bath and the Liberties and Precincts thereof.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lord have agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Henley’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Freehold and Leasehold Estates late of Robert Henley Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money, to be applied to pay off Debts and Encumbrances and Legacies charged upon and affecting the same, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery; and for laying out the Surplus Money in the Bank of England, subject to the further Order of the said Court.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir T. Gooch’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Thomas Gooch Baronet, and his Sons Thomas Gooch, William Gooch, and John Gooch, and their Guardians, and the Guardians of their Sons, during their Minority, to grant Building Leases of certain Lands in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick; and to grant a Piece of Land, lying in the same Town, for the Purposes of building a Church, and making a Church Yard; and to exchange some Lands there.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Tufnell’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable George Forster Tufnell Esquire to grant Building Leases of Estates devised to him by Sir William Halton Baronet, in the County of Middlesex.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C with the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Meredith & al. against Leslie & al.:

The House being informed, “That Hugh Reilly of the City of Dublin Gentleman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Thomas Meredyth Esquire and others are Appellants, and Henry Leslie and others are Respondents:”

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Cromford Road, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Cromford Bridge in the County of Derby, to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Milt in the said County,” 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.”

Leather Gloves, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Trade and Manufacture of Leather Gloves and Mitts in this Kingdom.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

London, Improvement of Tillage, Bill

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining and amending fo much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the Second, intituled, “An additional Act for the Improvement of Tillage,” as relates to the City of London.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Botetourt 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 Mercurii, decimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 16o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Comes Northington, Cancellarius.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Richmond. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Grafton. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bolton. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Bedford. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Boston.
Comes Litchfield. Ds Lovel &Holland.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Townshend.

PRAYERS.

Menet & al. Petition to be added to Sutthoff’s Nat. Bill;

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Menet and John Abraham Haldimand; praying, “That their Names may be inserted in the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Godbard sutthoff, John Peter Cornud, and Renira Bentinck:

It is Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

and take the Oaths.

Francis Menet, John Abraham Haldimand, and Lawrence Charleston, and Peter Facon, took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

Richmond, Surrey, poor, &c. Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for repairing the Highways, paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and other Places, in the Town and Parish of Richmond, in the County of Surrey; and for removing and preventing Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments therein; and for shutting up a Road from the late Horse Ferry at Kew to West Sheene Lane near Richmond Green; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from Kew Bridge to Richmond,” 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.”

Lloyd’. Estate, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Sale and Disposition of Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Lloyd Esquire, for paying and discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for providing an Equivalent or Compensation for the same to the Issue inheritable under his. Marriage Settlement,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Ince’s Estate, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting an Undivided Moiety of certain Messages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Bedford, Northampton, Leicester, and Essex, and in the City of London, late the Estate of Piggott Ince Esquire deceased, and Mary late the Wife and now the Widow of the said Piggott Ince, in Trustees, to be sold and disposed of, in Pursuance of certain Agreements, and for discharging Debts and Encumbrances, and other the Purposes therein mentioned; and for applying and placing out the Surplus of the Purchase Money upon the Trusts and for the Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Alhallow’s, London Wall, Church, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for re-building the Parish Church of Alhallows on the Wall, in the City of London; and for re-building the House belonging to the Rector of the said Parish; and for purchasing several Pieces of Ground, and Tenements thereon, to render the Passages to and from the said Church and House more commodious;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Beverley Church, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates, in the County of Lincoln, in Trustees; and to enable them to appropriate the Rents and Profits thereof, and also certain Sums of Money (subject to the Trusts declared by the Will of Sir Michael Wharton Knight, deceased), for the Augmentation of the Revenues of the Curacies of the late Collegiate Church of Saint John in Beverley, in the County of York; and for erecting an Organ in the said Church; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wendover and Buckingham Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads in the County of Bucks, so far as the same relates to the Road between the Town of Wendover and the Town of Buckingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glasgow Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of An Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relates to the Districts of Roads from Inchbelly Bridge to Glasgow, and from Glasgow to Redburn Bridge; and for altering and ascertaining the Course of the last mentioned District of Road;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Damer against the Eail of Inchiquin.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Darner Esquire is Appellant, and the Right Honourable the Earl of Inchiqum and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow.

Beverley Church, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates, in the County of Lincoln, in Trusting; and to enable them to appropriate the Rents and Profits thereof, and also certain Sums of Money (subject to the Trusts declared by the Will of Sir Michael Wharton Knight, deceased), for the Augmentation of the Revenues of the Curacies of the late Collegiate Church of Saint John in Beverley, in the County of York; and for erecting an Organ in the said Church; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. (fn. 1) Justice Smythe and Mr. Justice Wilmot; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein, and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, to the House.

Alhallows, London Wall, Church, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for re-building the Parish Church of Alhallows on the Wall in the City of London and for re-building the House belonging to the Rector of the said Parish; and for purchasing several Pieces of Ground, and Tenements thereon, to render the Passages to and front the said Church and House more commodious.”

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

Wendover and Buckingham Roale, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads in the County of Bucks, so far as the same relates to the Road between the Town of Wendover and the Town of Buckingham,”

Glasgow Roads, Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relates to the Districts of Roads from Inchbelly Bridge to Glasgow, and from Glasgow to Redburn Bridge; and for altering and ascertaining the Course of the last-mentioned District of Road.”

Lnbnam Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Lubnam, otherwise Lubenham, in the County of Leicester

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

D. Grafton. L. d. Bp. Ely. L. d Botetourt.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Leigh.
D. Bedford. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Ducie.
L. Steward. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Lyttelton.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
E. Litchfield.
E. Scarborough.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
V. Townshend.

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.

Walsworth Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Grounds in the Hamlet of Walsworth, in the Parish of Hitchen, in the County of Hertford.”

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

Berkeley Square, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing, paving, cleansing, lighting, and adorning Berkeley Square, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex.”

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.

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

Whitby Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Duty of One Farthing per Chaldron on Coals, granted by an Act of the First Year of Queen Anne, and revived and continued by an Act of the Eighth of King George the Second, for improving and repairing the Piers and Harbour of Whitby, in the County of York; and for better regulating the Shipping 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place and to adjourn as they please.

Mutiny Act, to 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 upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Sutthoff & al Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Godhard Sutthoff, John Peter Cornud, and Renira Bentinck.”

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.

Ordered, That the Petition of Aymerc Mavit and Justus Blackenhagen, and also the Petition of Francis Menet and John Abraham Haldimand; praying, “That their Names may be inserted in the said Bill,” be referred to the said Committee.

Facon’s Nae. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Facon.”

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.

Charleston’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lawrence Charleston.”

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.

Cromford Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Cromford Bridge in the County of Derby, to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill in the said County.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

London, Improvement of Tillage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining and amending so much of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the Second, intituled, “An additional Act for the Improvement of Tillage,” as relates to the City of London.”

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 Two preceding Bill.

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

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

Leather Gloves, Bill.

Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Trade and Manufacture of Leather Gloves and Mitts in this Kingdom,” be received To-morrow.

Adjourn

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

Die Jovis, 17o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Richmond. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bolton. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Litchfield. Ds Grantham.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Damer against the Earl of Inchicquin & al.

After hearing Counsel, as Well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Damer Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery va Ireland, of the i6th of June 1760; and also of another Decree of the same Court, of the 22d of May 1764; made in certain Causes, wherein the Right Honourable William Earl of Inchiquin of the Kingdom of Ireland and others were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant, was Defendant; & econtra; and praying, “That the same might be reversed; or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet:”As also upon the Answer of the said William Earl of Inchiquin, James Earl of Kildare of the said Kingdom of Ireland, Robert French and Edward Nicholson Esquires, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

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

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Lauder in the Shire of Berwick, to and through Kelso in the Shire of Roxburgh, to The Marchburn,” 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.”

Haver hill Road, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the present Turnpike Road at Haverhill to Redcross, in the Parish of Shelford, in the County of Cambridge,”was committed.

Petitions in Favont of the Macclesfield Navigation; Liverpool and

A Petition of several Merchants and Traders of the Borough and Port of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster:

Contgalton; &c.;

Also, a Petition of several Gentlemen, Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, and Inhabitants, of the Town of Congalton, in the County of Chester:

Merchants of Leek;

Also, a Petition of several Gentlemen, Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, and Inhabitants, of the Town of Leek, and Parts adjacent, in the County of Stafford:

Gentlemen, &c. of Chapel in the Frith, &c.;

Also, a Petition of several Gentlemen, Traders, and Inhabitants, of the Town of Chapel in the Frith, Buxton, and Tideswell, and the Parts adjacent, in the County of Derby:

Merchants, &c. of Manchester;

Also, a Petition of several Gentlemen, Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, and Inhabitants, of the Town of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster:

and of Gentlemen, &c. of Nether Knutsford, &c.

And also, a Petition of several Gentlemen, Landholders, Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, and Inhabitants, of the several Towns of Nether Knutsford, Macclesfield, and Stockport, and the Parts adjacent, in the County of Chester;

Were severally presented, and read; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, for making a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from Witton Bridge to the Towns of Nether Knutsford, Macclesfield, and Stockport, in the County of Chester, and to Manchester in the County of Lancaster; and praying, “That the same may pass into a Law.”

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

Leather Gloves, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more “effectual Encouragement of the Trade and Manufacture of Leather Gloves and Mitts (fn. 2) in this Kingdom.”

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

“Press 5, L. 9. After the Words [“Great Britain”], insert [“or some other of His Majesty’s British Dominions”].”

“L. 12 and 13. After the Words [“out of”], leave out [“Great Britain”], and instead thereof insert [“His Majesty’s British Dominions”]”

And the same, being read a Second Time by the Clerk, were disagreed to by the House.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Alexander Spalding is Appellant, and Margaret Laurie and Andrew Sloane her Husband, which stands appointed to be heard To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and the rest of the Causes removed in Course.

Sir J. Hynde Cotton, Leave for a Bill, to sell Pastions’s Estate:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir John Hynde Cotton; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Manor, Capital Messuage, and late dissolved Priory, of Ryegate, in the County of Surrey; and also of several Freehold and Copyhold Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Surrey and Sussex, late the Estate of Sarah Parsons Widow, deceased, for raising, Money to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same.”

Richmond, Sussex, Poor &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for repairing the Highways, paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and other Places, in the Town and Parish of Richmond, in the County of Surrey; and for removing and preventing Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments therein; and for shutting up a Road from the late Horse Ferry at Kew to West Sheene Lane, near Richmond Green; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from Kew Bridge to Richmond.”

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 is

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said (fn. 3) Bill, without any Amendment:

Ince’s Estate, Bills:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Bedford, Northampton, Leicester, and Essex, and in the City of London, late the Estate of Piggott Ince Esquire, deceased, and Mary late the Wife and now the Widow of the said Piggott Ince, in Trustees, to be sold and disposed of, in Pursuance of certain Agreements; and for discharging Debts and Encumbrances, and other the Purposes therein mentioned; and for applying and placing out the Surplus of the Purchase-money upon the Trusts and for the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lloyd’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Sale and Disposition of Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Lloyd Esquire, for paying and discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for providing an Equivalent or Compensation for the same to the Issue inheritable under his Marriage Settlement.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

To carry down the said (fn. 4) Bills, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Alhallows, London Wall, Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for re-building the Parish Church of Alhallows on the Wall, in the City of London; and for re-building a House belonging to the Rector of the said Parish; and for purchasing several Pieces of Ground, and Tenements thereon, to render the Passages to and from the said Church and House more commodious.”

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

L. d. President. L. d Bp. Durham. L. d. Botetourt.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Leigh.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Bathurst.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Sandys.
D. Bridgewater. L. Ponsonby.
E. Exeter. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Lyttelton.
È. Litchfield. L; Boston.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Harrington.
p. Gower.
E. Powis.
V; Dudley & Ward.

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

Whitechapel Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor within the Parish of Saint Mary Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex.”

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.

Spittlegate Hill to Boston Bridge Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of Two Acts, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Spittlegate Hill in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton in the County of Nottingham, as relates to the Road, from Spittlegate Hill to Boston Bridge in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this. House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H C. to return L. Middleton’s Estate Bill;

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

To return the. Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Fee Simple Estate of George late Lord Viscount Midleton of the Kingdom of Ireland in Trustees, to be sold, for paying the Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances, mentioned in, and appointed to be paid by, his Will; and for executing and effectuating several Contracts, entered into by him, for selling and leasing divers Farms and Lands in Ireland; and for making the Exemplification of his Will Evidence in Law and Equity;” and to acquaint this House that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Clayton’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messuages, Farms, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County or Surrey, V devised by the Will of Sir William Clayton Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses”; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Mutiny Act to extend to America, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on 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 Botetourt 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 Veneris, decimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 18o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresin. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Bolton. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bedford. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Landav. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Argyll. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Ancaster. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon. Dux Kingston. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Manchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Vere.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Essex. Ds. Boston.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Love & Holland.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Abingdon. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Digby.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglinton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham shire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumb’-land.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Ryder & al. again it E Gower & al.

The Answer of the Right Honourable Granville Leveson Earl Gower, and of the Honourable George Leveson Gower commonly called Lord Viscount Trentham, an Infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years, by the Right Honourable John Lord Carysfort of the Kingdom of Inland his Guardian, Two of. the Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Ryder Esquire and others, was this Day brought in:

Also, the Answer of the most Noble Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover and Catherine Dutchess of Queensberry and Dover, Two other of the Respondents to the said Appeal:

Also, the Answer of the Honourable Baptist Leveson Gower, One other of the Respondents to the said Appeal.

And also, the Answer of the Right Honourable John Earl Waldegrave and Elizabeth Countess Waldegrave his Wife, in the Petition and Appeal called John Waldegrave Esquire and Lady Elizabeth his Wife, Two other of the Respondents to the said Appeal.

Sir J. Hinde Cotton to sell Parsons’s Estate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Manor, Capital Messuage, and late dissolved Priory, of Ryegate, in the County of Surrey; and also of several Freehold and Copyhold Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Surrey and Sussex, late the Estate of Sarah Parsons Widow, deceased, for raising Money to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same.”

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

L. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Litch.& Cov. L. Leigh.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Chester. L. Berkeley Str.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Masham.
D. Manchester. L. Sandys.
E. Exeter. L. Vere.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Westmorland. L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Litchfield.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Powis.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the 5th Day of May next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Hexton Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Hexton, in the County of Hertford, except a Common Pasture called The Cow Common,”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.”

Walsworth Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Grounds in the Hamlet of Walsworth, in the Parish of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford,”was committed.

Blaby Common, Bill.

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

Countesthorpe Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Countesthorpe, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Whitby Harbour, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Duty of One Farthing per Chalder on Coals, granted by an Act of the First Year of Queen Anne, and revived and continued by an Act of the Eighth of King George the Second, for improving and repairing the Piers and Harbour of Whitby in the County of York, and for better regularing the Shipping there,” 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.”

Charleston’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Laurence Charleston,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Facon’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Facon,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

E. of Abingdon takes the Oaths.

Willoughby Earl of Abingdon took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Wendover and Buckingham Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads in the County of Bucks, so far as the same relates to the Road between the Town of Wendover and the Town of Buckingham.”

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.

Lauder, through Kelso, &c. Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Lauder in the Shire of Berwick, to and through Kelso in the Shire of Roxburgh, to The Marchburn.”

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 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Haverhill Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the present Turnpike Road at Haverhill to Red Cross, in the Parish of Shelford, in the County of Cambridge.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Leather. Gloves, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Trade and Manufacture of Leather Gloves and Mitts in this Kingdom.”

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 Four preceding Bill.

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

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

Chamberlain of London against Evans, in Error.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing Counsel, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein the Chamberlain of London is Appellant, and Allen Evans Esquire is Respondent:”

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

Knutsford and Macclesfield Navigation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from Witton Bridge to the Towns of Nether Knut’sford, Macclesfield, and Stockport, in the County of Chester, and to Manchester in the County of Lancaster;”and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And Mr. Ruffhead was heard, on Behalf of the Petitioners, against the Bill.

Mr. Dunning heard on the Behalf of the Duke of Bridgewater, a Petitioner against: the Bill; and called,

Mr. James Brindley, a Surveyor, who was sworn, and examined as to the Utility and Practicability of the intended Navigation, the Number of Locks there must necessarily be made upon it, the Nature of the (fn. 5) Manufactures of the several Towns near or adjoining to it, the Difference there will be in the Price of Carriage on the Duke of Bridgewater’s Navigation and the new one, the great Injury the Duke’s Navigation is likely to receive by the taking of certain Streams into the new Canal which the Duke hath at a great Expense and Difficulty brought into his Navigation, the Impracticability of carrying on the new Navigation, without taking in those Brooks; and as to the depriving of several Mills for grinding Corn of Water, by the taking in of those Streams, and the Impossibility of his Grace’s extending his Navigation any farther, in case the said Streams should be taken in.

Cross-examined, by the Counsel for the Bill, as to the Possibility of carrying on the new Navigation without taking in those Brooks; as to the said Navigation’s running through a Country improved by Lime; as to its being carried Toll-free on the Duke’s Navigation; and as to the Damage his Grace’s Navigation will receive by the new one in case the said Brooks are not taken into it; and as to the Time when he made his Observations upon the new Navigation, and how he came by his Knowledge of the Commodities that may be carried upon it; and also as to the Price of Lime in that Country.

Then John Simpson was called in, and sworn; and examined as to the Damage the Mills for grinding Corn will receive by the new Navigation.

Cross-examined, as to there being other Mills sufficient to supply the Country in case the Water of the Brooks should be taken in.

Mr. James Wainwright was called in, and sworn; and examined to the same Effect as the last Witness.

Cross-examined, as to the Owners of the Mills in Question.

Thomas Cash was called in, and affirmed to the same Effect as the last Witness.

Francis Mason was called in, and sworn; and examined to the same Effect.

Mr. Graham was heard, in Support of the Bill; and called

Hugh Oldham, a Land Surveyor; who, being sworn, was examined in relation to the Practicability of carrying on the new Navigation without taking in the Three Brooks belonging to the Duke of Bridgewater, or taking any of his Water; as to the great Expense and Inconvenience that would attend the taking in of the said Brooks; as to the Number of Locks that must be made upon this Navigation; and as to the Damage the Duke’s Navigation may receive by making the intended new Navigation.

Cross examined, by the Counsel against the Bill, as to his ever having made a Navigable Canal before; as to the Water that will be taken from the Mills by Lockage; as to the general Character of Mr. Brindley as an Engineer; and as to his own Knowledge in those Matters.

John Golbourne of Chester, Engineer, was called in, and sworn; and examined as to the Estimate he had made of the Expense of the new Navigation, the Number of Locks that must be necessarily made upon it, and as to the Practicability and Utility of it in general.

Cross-examined, by the Counsel against the Bill, as to his Experience in these Matters; as to his Knowledge of Mr. Brindley as an Engineer; as to his having taken Levels of the said Navigation; and as to the Price of Labour in that Country; and also as to the Depth of Ground that must be cut in different Places in the Course of the new Navigation.

Charles Roe Copper Merchant was called in, and sworn; and examined as to the Utility of the intended Navigation, the Quantity of Copper Ore and other Commodities that may be carried upon it, and the Difference of Expense in Point of Carriage to the Owners as to the Nature of the Manufactures at Macclesfield and the Benefit the intended Navigation will be to that and the other Towns, the Quantity of Lime that may be brought from the Kilns at Buxton and Forest by this Navigation, and the Advantage it will be to the Collieries which lie near the same; and as to the Number of Vessels that may pass upon it every Day, and as to the Time it will take in passing each Lock.

Cross-examined, by the Counsel against the Bill as to the Manner, and by what Rule, he made his Calculations of the Quantity of Copper and other Commodities that may be carried upon the new Navigation as to Lime being carried Toll-free on the Duke of Bridgewater’s Navigation, as to his Knowledge of Mr. Brindley as an Engineer; as to his Application to his Grace for a Canal to be made between Macclesfield and Sale Moor; and as to what Security he would give that the intended Navigation should not prejudice the Duke of Bridgewater’s.

Henry Richards was called in, and sworn; and examined as to the Want of Coals at Macclesfield, and what Quantity may be brought by the intended Navigation.

Samuel Green was called in, and sworn; and examined as to the State of the Stone Quarries near the said intended Navigation, and as to the Price of Lime.

Robert Bagshaw was called in, and sworn; and examined as to the State of the Lime Kilns at Buxton and Forest, and the Quantity of Lime made there upon a Medium every Day, and as to the Convenience of carrying it from the Kilns to Macclesfield and other Places in the new Navigation.

Cross-examined, by the Counsel against the Bill, as to the Lime being carried by Water-carriage any farther than Macclesfield.

The Evidence on both Sides being finished; the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of Counsel be adjourned till Monday next.

Burton, Leave for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Bichara Burton Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him and his Issue to use and bear the Surname and Arms of Philipson:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Earl of Marchmont presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Richard Burton Esquire and his Issue to bear and use the Surname and Arms of Phillipson, pursuant to the Will of John Phillipson Esquire, deceased.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, which stands for Monday next, be put off till Wednesday next; and the rest of the Causes removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Origin, into, vide p. 324. a, 328, a. &c.
3 Origin. Bills.
4 Origin. Bilk
5 Origin. Manufacturers.