House of Lords Journal Volume 31
March 1767, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: March 1767, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 533-548. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113274 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 23oMartii.
The King present: Bills passed. Bishop Soil, Howden,&c, Enclosure, Bill. North Anston and Todwick Common, Bill. Spittlegate Hill to Little Drayton, Road Bill. Grantham,&C. Road, Bill Mallingheath Road, Bill. Macledo & al against Ross & al. Robb & al. against Hunter & al. Causs removed. Poole and Winborne Minster Roads, Bill. Duke of Buccleugh, Leave for a Bill. Bill read Grantham,&c Road, Bill. Carlton Common, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 24o Martii.
Hill. Bill. E of Abington’s Bill. Liver poole Churches, Bill. Tran Moor Skipton Enclosure, Bill. Robb & al against Hunter & al. Causes removed. Order for the pointed Cases in Claims of peerage, to contain an Abstract of the proofs made a Standing Order. Spencer & al. Bill: Message to H. C. with it. E. of Lauderdale against Mackay. Ray & al. against Sir Alexander Grant. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 25o Martii.
Rae & al against Sir A. Grant. Huggate Common, Bill. D. of Queensberry’s Bill. Ld. Willoughby of Parham takes his Seat, His Writ of Summons. Robb & al against Punter & al.: Judgement. Layton Hawes, Enclosure. Bill. D of Buccleugh Bill. Mr. Bond, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Mr. Sharpe, Leave for a Bill; Bill read. Bell Brighton Road, Bill. Grantham &c Roads, Bill. Poole and Winborne Minder Road, Bill. Carlton Common, Bill. Ryecroft’s Bill. Cosby Common, Bill Mailling heath Road, Bill. Huggate Common Bill. E. of Abington’s Bill. Hill’s Bill. Message to H. C. with the Two proceeding Bills. Liverpool Churches, Bill: Tarn Moor, Skipton Enclosure, Bill: Howden &c. Common, Bill. North Anston Common Bill. Spittlegate Road, Bill: Tumbridge Wells, Road Bill: Massages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Cooper’s Bill, Motion to dispense with the Standing Order. Dagge to enter into Recognizance on E. Lauderdale’h Appeal. O’ Grady & al. against Ld. Kinsale & al. Fowler against Boyter. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 26o Martii.
Martin & al. against Ramsey & al. Pitt’s Exchange of Lands, Bill. Newton Common, Bill. For raising Money on Exchequer Bills, Bill: Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill. Talbot’s Bill. Poole and Winborne Minster Road, Bill. Grantham, &c. Roads, Bill. Willis to take the Name of Fleming, Bill. Sir C. Farnaby; to sell Letten’s Estate, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 27o Martii.
Martin & al. against Ramsey & al.: Judgement. Hesketh’e Bill. Carlton Common, Bill. Cosby Common, Bill. Bell Broughton Road, Bill. Pitt’s Exchange of lands, Bill. For raising Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill. Newton Enclosure, Bill. Huggate Enclosure, Bill. Bond’s Bill. Sharpe’s Bill. Layton Hawes Common, Bill: Poole and Winborne Minster, Road, Bill: Grantham &c. Roads, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Talbot’s Bill: Willis to take the Name of Fleming, Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 30o Martii.
D. of Buccleugh’s Bill; Motion to shorten the Time of the Committee’s meeting. Sir N Gresley’s Bill. Bridlington, &c. Roads, Bill. E. and C of Strathmore to take the Name of Bowes, Bill. Vernon’s Bill. Militia pay and Cloathing, Bill. For raising Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill. Hesketh’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Ramsey to withdraw his Two Appe 1s on Payment of Colts. Macleod & al. to withdraw Appeal, on Payment of Colts. Burrowstounness Duty on Beer, Bill. Cooper’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Ld. Elibank & al. to withdraw Appeal on Payment of Costs. American Papers read. Adjourn. Die Martis, 31o Martii.
D. of Portland’s Bill. Bridlington Road, Bill. Burrowstounness, Duty on Beer, Bill. East Malling Road, Bill. Newton Common, Bill. Sir Nigel Gresley’s Bill: Vernon’s Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Carleton Common, Bill: Hatton to Bell Broughton, Roads, Bill: Cosby Common, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Shalstone Enclosure, Bill. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognisance on Fowler’s Appeal. Huggate Common, Bill; The King’s Consent to it signified. D. of Buccleugh’s Bill; Committee shortened. Exchequer Loans, Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 23oMartii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor. Dux York.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secre- tariorum.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Grafton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bolton. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Athol. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux. Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Viscount say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudly & Ward.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bill to be passed, delivered it to the Clerk, who brought it to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be railed in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven.”

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words, videlicet;

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujctr, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult

“2. An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty’s Marine Forces while on Shore.”

“3. An Act for giving further Time to His Majesty’s Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, Justices, and Clerks of the Peace, and others, for carrying into Execution certain Parts of an Act passed in the last Session, for Pay and Cloathing of the Militia; and for indemnifying such Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, and Clerks of the Peace, and others, who have neglected to carry such Parts of the said Act into Execution.”

4: An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Sacred Gate, on the South East Side of the Town of Hedon, in the East Riding of the County of York, through the said Town, to Hull North Bridge; and for amending the Road from the present Turnpike Bar in Wyton Holmes, through the Townships of Wyton and Sproatley, to the Guide Post in Flinton Lane near Humbleton Moor House, in the same Riding.”

“5. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Town of Kingston upon Hull, to and through the Town of Anlaby, and from thence to the Town of Kirk Ella, in the County of the said Town of Kingston upon Hull”.

“6. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Spernal Ash in the County of War wick, through Studley, to a Street called Digbeth, in the Town of Birmingham.

“7. An Act for the more effectual repairing, widens ing, and rendering commodious, the Highways within the Parish of Ealing; in the County of Middlesex;” and for. lighting the Street in Old Brentford, within the said Parish, from the Turning towards Kew Bridget to a Street called The Half Acre.”

“8. An Act for continuing the Term of several Acts, for repairing the. Road between Wymondham and”Attleborough in the County of Norfolk; and for amending the Road from the End of the Town Close in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Chalk Pits near Thetford in the said County of Norfolk.”

“9. An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Saint Martin, within the City of Worcester.”

“10. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, of the Third of King George the First and the Eleventh of His late Majesty, for enabling the Parishioners of Saint Mary Rot Beeenboroughrhith, in the County of Surry, by certain Funeral Rates, therein mentioned, to finish the said Parish Church, and for purchasing an additional Burial Ground; and to enable them to raise Money for purchasing the present Parsonage House, and converting the Site thereof into a Burial Ground, and for providing a new Parsonage House.”

“11. An Act for the better and more effectual Maintenance and Relief of the Poor of the Borough and Parish of Queenborough, in the County of Kent.”

“12. An Act for building a Bridge cross Stonehouse Creek, from Stonehouse to Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon.”

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

Le Roy le veulu.”

“13. An Act for vesting the Estate of James Lucy Dighton, an Infant, in the Parish of Sherborne, in the County of Oxford, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Purchase-money for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, pursuant to the Directions of the Court of Chancery.”

“14. An Act to enable the Devisees for Life, named in the Will of Pierce Starkie Esquire deceased, and Trustees, to cut down and sell Timber upon the Freehold and Copyhold or Customary Estates late of the said Pierce Starkie, in the Counties of York and Lancaster; and to grant Leases of the Quarries, Mines, and Minerals, within the Freehold Estates late of the said Pierce Starkie, in the same Counties; and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the said Will.”

“15. An Act for annexing the Rectory of Purkigh, in the County of Essex, to the Office of Provost of the House of The Blessed Mary the Virgin, in Oxford, commonly called Oriel College, of the Foundation of Edward the Second, of Famous Memory, sometime King of England.”

“16. An Act for vesting in the Dean and Chapter of Durham a certain Piece of Ground adjoining to the Town of South Shields, in the County Palatine of Durham; and for making an adequate Compensation to the Curate of the Chapel of Saint Hilds, in the said County, and his Successors, for the same; and for enabling the said. Dean and Chapter to remove the Fairs and Markets out of the Town of South Shields, and to cause the same to be held on the said Piece of Ground.”

“17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Commonable Places within the Parish of Bibury, and Manors of Bibury Ossney and Bibury Northumberland, and the Hamlet or Vill of Arlington, all in the said Parish of Bibury, in the County of Gloucester.

“18. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Township and Liberties of Cosgrave, in the County of Northampton (exclusive of Brownswood Green and Kenson Field, in the Parish of Cosgrave in the said County.”)

“19. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, and Pasture Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Nun Monkton, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

“20. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands within the Parish of Olney, in the County of Bucks.”

“21. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of South Burton, otherwise Bishop Burton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“22. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Commonable Lands, within the Liberties of Ruddington, in the County of Nottingham.”

“23. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Hamlets or Townships of Wixford, Exhall, King’s Broom, and Burnell’s Brooom, in the County of Warwick.”

“24. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Lands, lying South of the Turnpike Road leading from Nottingham to Alfreton, within the Liberties and Townships of Lenton and Radford, in the County of Nottingham.”

“25. An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Hamlet of Benwtck, in the Parish of Doddington, Whutlesey, Ramsey, and Farcet, in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon:

“26. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Cubbington, in the County of Warwick:

“27. An Act for enclosing, allotting, and dividing, the Commons and Waste Grounds, Open Common Field, and Open Meadow Grounds, in the Manor of The Leigh, in the Parish of Ashen Keynes, in the County of Wilts.”

“28. An Act for draining and preserving certain Low Grounds in the Parishes of Adlingfleet and Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

“29. An Act to enable Richard Bennett Esquire and his Issue to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Coffin, pursuant to the Will of Richard Coffin Esquire, deceased.”

“30. An Act to enable Thomas Willis Esquire (lately called Thomas Swettenham) and his Issue to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Willis pursuant to the Will of Daniel Willis Esquire, deceased.”

“31. An Act for naturalizing Leonard Meyer and Lewis Giles.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Bishop Soil, Howden,&c, Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, a Parcel of Waste Ground, or Common, called Bishop Soil, in the several Parishes of Howden and Eastrington, and in the Parish or Parochial Chapelry of Blacktost, in the East 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

North Anston and Todwick Common, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Commons, Moor, or Waste Grounds, within the Manors of North Anston and Todwick, in the County of York,” was committed.

Spittlegate Hill to Little Drayton, Road Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and powers or 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 near Grantham in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton in the County of Nottingham,”, as relates to the Road leading from Boston Bridge in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton in the County of Nottingham,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were “found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same “to the House, without any Amendment.”

Grantham,&C. Road, Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from Grantham in the County of Lincoln, through Bottesford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge, and from Chappel Bar, near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to Saint Mary’s Bridge in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Pod in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry, as relates to the Road leading from Grantham to Nottingham Trent Bridge;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mallingheath Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Brick Kilns on East Mailing Heath to the Turnpike Road on Pembury Green, and from Brand Bridges to the Four Wents near Matfield Green in the County of Kent;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Macledo & al against Ross & al.

The Answer of David Ross of Priesthill and others, to the Appeal of Roderick Macleod of Cadboll and others, was this Day brought in.

Upon reading the Petition of David Ross of Priesthill and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House; praying, “In regard the same relates to the Election Laws in Scotland, that this Cause may be set down to be heard on Thursday the 9th of April next, being a Bye-day:”

It is Ordered, that this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday the 9th Day of April next, as desired.

Robb & al. against Hunter & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, In the cause wherein Robert Robb and others are Appellants, and Robert Hunter and others are Respondents:

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

Causs removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed to be heard To-morrow be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Cause which stands for Wednesday be put off to Friday; and the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Poole and Winborne Minster Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, alter, and amend, 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 Winborn Minster in the County of Dorset, to Bratton Corner in the County of Somerset; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road in Brainston, to or near a House called Fontleross Farm House, in the County of Dorset.

Duke of Buccleugh, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was reserred the Petition of the Duke of Buccleugh 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 to enable Henry Duke of Buccleugh, a Minor, to make a Settlement on his intended Marriage with the Lady Elizabeth Montagu.

Grantham,&c Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from Grantham in the County of Lincoln, through Bottes ford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge, and from Chappel Bar, near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to Saint Mary’s Bridge in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton, to Sawley Ferry, as relates to the Road leading from Grantham to Nottingham Trent Bridge.

Carlton Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Pastures, in the Parish of Carlton in Lindrick, in the County of Nottingham.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 24o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux York.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Cumberland. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Winton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Glocestr. Pux Grafton. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Ponsonby.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Ds. Digby.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hill. Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Leasehold Houses late or Haydock Hill, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold and converted into Money, to be applied, together with other Part of his Personal Estate, for the Benefit of his Children entitled to the same by virtue of his Will; and for confirming a Sale, Leases, and Contract, made by his Widow and Executrix, of other Parts of his Estate, for the Benefit of the said Children,” 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.

E of Abington’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, ”An Act for exchanging Part of the settled Estates of Willoughby Earl of Abingdon in the County of Wilts, for another Estate of greater Value in the County of Berks, to be settled in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed

Liver poole Churches, Bill.

The Lord Sandys 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 of the Second Year of the Regent of His present Majesty for erecting and building Two new Churches, and providing Burial Places, in the new Churches, and providing Burial Places, in the Town and Parish of Liverpoole, in the county Palatine of Lancaster,”was committed.”

Tran Moor Skipton 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 a certain Common, called The Tarn Moor, in the Township of Skipton, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for applying the Produce thereof towards the Relief of the Poor of the said Township,” was committed.

Robb & al against Hunter & al.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein Robert Robb and others are Appellants, and Robert Hunter and others are Respondents:”

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

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed to be heard To-morrow be put off to Thursday next; and that the Cause which stands for that Day be put off to Tuesday next; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next be put off to Wednesday the 1st of April next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause-days be removed in Course.

Order for the pointed Cases in Claims of peerage, to contain an Abstract of the proofs made a Standing Order.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for making the Order then agreed to, relating to the printed Cases in Claims of Peerage containing an Abstract of the Proofs, a Standing Order.

And the said Order being read:

The same was declared to be a Standing Order, and ordered to be entered upon the Roll of the Standing Orders of this House, and printed and published, to the End all Persons concerned may the better take Notice of the same.

Spencer & al. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several undivided Estates late of John Bennett Esquire deceased, and Ann Spencer Widow, in the Counties of Surry, Kent, and Middlesex, in Trustees, in order to essect a Partition between the said Ann Spencer and the Devisees named in the Will of the said John Bennett.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

E. of Lauderdale against Mackay.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Earl of Lauderdale; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 6th of July 1765, 11th of December 1766, and 11th of this Instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall think fit; and that George Mackay of Skibo may be required to answer the said Appeal;”

It is Ordered, That the said George Mackay may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 21 st Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or on any of his known Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Ray & al. against Sir Alexander Grant.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Lewis Ray and John Bremner present Baillies of the Borough of Fortrose, William Smith Dean of Guild, Alexander Falconer Treasurer, Jonathan Forbes, Thomas Clark, George Greig, Colonel Hector Munro, David Ross of Inverchassly, George Mackay of Skibo, Duncan Ross of Kindace, George Munro of Pointsfield, and Sir Harry Munro of Foulis Baronet, and others, all Counsellors of the said Borough; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 12th and 27th of February 1767. and 3d of this Instant March; and Dravine. That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellants may have such Relies in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Sir Alexander Grant of Dalvey Baronet may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Alex’r Grant may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 21st Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondent in the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 25o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Se cretariorum.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Bolton.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Portland. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Glocester. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Petriburg. March. Rockingham. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Bathurst.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Cadogan.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Strafford. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Granville. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Went Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Rae & al against Sir A. Grant.

The Answer of Sir Alexander Grant Baronet, to the. Appeal of Lewis Rae and others, was this Day brought in.

Huggate Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Parcels of Land and Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Huggate, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

D. of Queensberry’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Contract of Lease of Mines, between Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover of the one Part, and Patrick Crawfurd, James Crawfurd, and Gilbert Meason, of the other Part; and for enabling the said Duke and his Heirs of Entail to grant Leases in Terms of the said Contract;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without ny Amendment.

Ld. Willoughby of Parham takes his Seat,

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That Henry Willoughby Chevalier was attending, with his, Writ of Summons to Parliament, directed to him by His Majesty, in Pursuance of the Resolution of the House, of the 20th Day of this Instant March, laid before His Majesty, relating to the Barony of Willoughby of Parham.

Whereupon the Lord Willoughby was called in; and, having presented his Writ of Summons to the Lord Chancellor, the same was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well - beloved Henry Willoughby of Parham Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-fourth Day of March, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.
“Yorke and Yorke.”

Which done; his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and then took his Place on the Barons Bench next after the Lord Willoughby de Broke,

Robb & al against Punter & al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday and Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Robb, John Brown, and William Boyter, Baillies, Walter Thomson Treasurer, Alexander Wedderburn Esquire, William Innes, Robert Peattie, Robert Bissett, George Colvill, John Thomson, William Miller, and Patrick Burn, Counsellors elected for the Borough of Wester Anstruther at Michaelmas 1765; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of January 1767; and praying, “That the same might be reversed; or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet:” As also upon the Answer of Robert Hunter, William Thomson, and James Boyter, 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 Interlocutor therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Layton Hawes, Enclosure. Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common waste Grounds and Sandhills called Layton Hawes, within the Manor of Layton, in the Parishes of Poulton and Bispham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster,” was committed: That they had, considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

D of Buccleugh Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Henry Duke of Buccleugh, a Minor, to make a Settlement on his intended Marriage with the Lady Elizabeth Montagu.

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

D. Bolton. L. B. Durham.
D. Portland. L B. Worcester. L. Botetourt.
D. Northumberland. L. B. Landaff. L. Cathcart.
L. B. Peterborough. L. Bathurst.
M. Rockingham. L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
E. Suffolk. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Ravensworth.
E. Sandwich. L. Beaulieu.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Granville.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
v. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 9th Day of April next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Mr. Bond, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Mr. Bond; 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 we lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for; vesting several undivided Moieties, and other Parts, Shares, Hereditaments, and Premises, being Part of the Estate of John Bond Esquire and Mary his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold, discharged of the Uses of their Marriage, Settlement, and inverting the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be, settled to the Uses of the same Settlement.”

Mr. Sharpe, Leave for a Bill;

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Mr. Sharpe; 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 a Messuage and divers Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Hertford, Part of the Estate comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Fane William Sharpe Esquire, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasing other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the like Uses”

Bell Brighton Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Hatton near the Borough of Warwick, through King’s Notion in the County of Worcester, and to the upper End of Gannow Green in the Parish of Bromsgrove, and to The Bell bin in the Parish of Bell Broughton in the said County of Worcester.

Ordered E, 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.

Grantham &c Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of fo much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from Grantham in the County of Lincoln, through Bottesford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge, and from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Saint Marys Bridge in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry, as relates to the Road leading from Grantham to Nottingham Trent Bridge.

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.

Poole and Winborne Minder Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, alter, and amend, 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; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road in Brainston to or near a House called Fontleroy’s Farm House in the County of Dorset.”

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.

Carlton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Pastures, in the Parish of Carlton, in Lindruk, in the County of Nottingham,”

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

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

Ryecroft’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Adt to empower Richard Ryecroft Clerk, and his Issue, claiming under his Marriage Settlement, to grant Leases of Houses and Grounds in Clarges Street, 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 Thursday the 9th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cosby Common, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in Cobby and Littlethorpe, in the Parish of Cobby, 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Mailling heath Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Brick Kilns on East Mailing Heath to the Turnpike Road on Pembury Green, and from Brand Bridges to The Four Wents near Matfield Green, in the County of Kent.

Huggate Common Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Parcels of Waste Land and Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Huggate, in the East Riding of the County of York.

E. of Abington’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act “for exchanging Part of the settled Estates of Willoughby Earl of Abingdon in the County of Wilts, for another Estate, of greater Value, in the County of Berks, to be settled in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hill’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Leasehold Houses late of Haydock Hill, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold and converted into Money, to be applied, together with other Part of his Personal Estate, for the Benefit of his Children entitled to the same by virtue of his Will; and for confirming a Sale, Leases, and Contract made by his Widow and Executrix, of other Parts of his Estate, for the Benefit of his said Children.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House Comments, by Mr. Anguish:

To carry down the said Bills Councurence thereto.

Liverpool Churches, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an. Act of the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for erecting and building Two new Churches, and providing Burial Places, in the Town and Parish of Liverpoole, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Tarn Moor, Skipton Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act:for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called The Tarn Moor, in the Townships of Skipton, in the West Riding of the County of York;and applying the Produce Produce thereof towards the Relief of the Poor of the said Township.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Howden &c. Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, a Parcel of Waste Ground or Common called Bishop Soil, in the several Parishes of Howden and Eastitngton, and in ; the Parish or Parochial Chapelry of Blacktoft, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

North Anston Common Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, commons, Moor, or Waste Grounds, Within the Manor of North Anson and Todwick, in the County of York.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Spittlegate Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and 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 near Granbam in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton in the County of Nottingham, as relates to the Road leading from Boston Bridge in the County of Lincoln to Little Drayton in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tumbridge Wells, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Roads from Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent to Swift’s Den in the Parish of Etchingham, and from Frant to Possingworth Great Wood, adjoining to the Turnpike Road there leading to Blackboys in the County of Sussex.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Massages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be 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.

Cooper’s Bill, Motion to dispense with the Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of the House, No 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Tomkinson Cooper and Ann his Wife; and for laying out the Money arising from such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, for the Benefit of the said Tomkison Coopor and Ann his Wife,” stands committed, may proceed in the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order is not complied With:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Dagge to enter into Recognizance on E. Lauderdale’h Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Dagge of Lincoln’s Inn Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for” James Earl of Lauderdale, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Dagge may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

O’ Grady & al. against Ld. Kinsale & al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John O’Grady and others are Appellants, and William Lord Kinsale and others are Respondents:”

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

Fowler against Boyter.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Fowler late Baillie of the Borough or Kilkenny, and James Miller Counsellor of the said Borough; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of January and 5th of March 17671; and praying; That the same may he revrred, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Andrew Boyter, Andrew Reid, Alexander Baton, Alexander Wedderburn, William Alexander, James Edie, David Watson, Thomas Smart, George Louthian, James Boyter, William Fowler, William Brown, James Waddel, and John Oliphant, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Andrew Boyter, and the said several Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 2 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondents in the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliament turn continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Marti, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 26o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landav. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Botetourt.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Willoughby P.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Aylesford. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Martin & al. against Ramsey & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Thomas Martin and others are Appellants, and Peter Ramsay and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o’Clock.

Pitt’s Exchange of Lands, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement, entered into by George Pitt Esquire and his Tenants of the Manor of Kingston, and John Pitt Esquire, and by the said George Pitt and John Pitt, for the Exchange of Lands in Purbeck, in the County of Dorset;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newton Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Newton, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For raising Money on Exchequer Bills, Bill:

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

With a Bill, 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-seven;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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 defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven; for the more effectually punishing Serjeants, Drummers, and Fifes, for Misbehaviour and Desertion; for securing Deserters from the Militia Regiments; and for explaining and amending so much of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, as relates to enlisting Militia Men into His Majesty’s other Forces;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Talbot’s Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot the Younger Esquire, settled on his Marriage in Trustees, for raising a further Sum of Money, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances,” 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.

Poole and Winborne Minster Road, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, after, and amend, 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; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road in Brainston to or near a House called Fontleroy’s Farm House in the County of Dorset,” 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.”

Grantham, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from Grantham in the County of Lincoln, through Bottesford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge, and from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Saint Mary’s Bridge in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry, as relates to the Road leading from Grantham to Nottingham Trent Bridge,” was committed.

Willis to take the Name of Fleming, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Fleming Esquire, lately called John Willis, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fleming only, pursuant to a Settlement made by Richard Fleming Esquire, deceased,” [ (fn. 1) was committed].

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir C. Farnaby; to sell Letten’s Estate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting an undivided Third Part of certain Manors, Messages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the City of London and in the Counties of Oxford and Bucks, heretofore the Estate of Susannah Letten Widow, deceased, in certain Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust, to be sold; and for paying and applying the Money to arise by the Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned.”

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

D. Grafton. L. B. Landaff.
D. Bolton. L. B. Oxford. L. Botetourt.
D. Northumberland. L. B. St. Davids. L. Cathcart.
L. Edgecumbe.
M. Rockingham. L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
E. Denbigh. L. Vernon.
E. Westmorland. L. Sundridge.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 10th Day of April next, at Ten o’CIock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 27o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Northington, Præses.
Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Athol. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Portland. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven. March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Martin & al. against Ramsey & al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Martin, William Morrison, James Balleardie, and William Tait, Baillies; James Martin Junior, Treasurer; James Martin Senior, William Martin, Alexander Anderson, Robert Ramsay, David Louson, David Bowman, Robert Stevenson, Alexander Hamilton, James Thomson, William Melvill, Thomas Davidson, Thomas Watson, and Thomas Balleardie, Counsellors elected for the Borough of Pittenweem at Michaelmas 1765; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of July and 2d of August 1766, and 28th of January 1767; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, altered, or amended; or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet:” As also upon the Answer of Peter Ramsay, Andrew Wilson, John Brown, Robert Dick, James Natine, Colin Fouler, and John Henderson, 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Hesketh’e Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, settled upon the Marriage of Fleetwood Hesketh Esquire with Frances his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising from such Side in paying off divers Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and also for substituting, in Lieu thereof, a certain Estate in the said County, called Burne, lately purchased by the said Fleetwood Hesketh,” 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.

Carlton 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 certain Open Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Pastures, in the Parish of Carlton in Lindrick, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Cosby 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 Fields and Commonable Places in Cosby and Littlethorpe, in the Parish of Cosby, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Bell Broughton Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Hatton near the Borough of Warwick, through King’s Norton in the County of Worcester, and to the upper End of Gannow Green in the Parish of Bromsgrove, and to The Bell Inn in the Parish of Bell Broughton in the said County of Worcester,” 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.”

Pitt’s Exchange of lands, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement entered into by George Pitt Esquire and his Tenants of the Manor of Kingston, and John Pitt Esquire, and by the said George Pitt and John Pitt, for the Exchange of Lands in Purbeck in the County of Dorset:

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; 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 to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

For raising Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill.

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven; for the more effectually punishing Serjeants, Drummers, and Fifers, for Misbehaviour and Desertion; for securing Deserters from the Militia Regiments; and for explaining and amending so much of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament as relates to enlisting Milicia Men into His Majesty’s other Forces.”

Newton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common; Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Newton, in the County of Lincoln.”

Huggate Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Panures, and Parcels of Land and Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Huggate, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

D. Athol. L. B. Worcester. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Portland. L. B. Carlisle. L. Cathcart.
M. Rockingham. L. B. St. Davids. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh. L. Scarsdale.
E. Westmorland. L. Lovel & Holl’d.
E. Winchelsea. L. Vernon.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.

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.

Bond’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several undivided Moieties, and other Parts, Shares, Hereditaments, and Premises, being Part of the Estate of John Bond Esquire and Mary his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold, discharged of the Uses of their Marriage Settlement, and inverting the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the same Settlement.”

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 the 13th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sharpe’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Message and divers Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Hertford, Part of the Estate comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Fane William Sharpe Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Tenements, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Layton Hawes Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Waste Grounds and Sandhills called Layton Hawes, within the Manor of Layton, in the Parishes of Poulton and Bispham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster:

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Poole and Winborne Minster, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, after, and amend, 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; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road in Brainston to or near a House called Fontleroy’s Farm House in the County of Dorset.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Grantham &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from Grantham in the County of Lincoln, through Bottesford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge, and from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Saint Mary’s Bridge in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry, as relates to the Road leading from Grantham to Nottingham Trent Bridge.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Talbot’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot the Younger Esquire, settled on his Marriage in Trustees, for raising a further Sum of Money, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Willis to take the Name of Fleming, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act to enable John Fleming Esquire, lately called John Willis, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fleming only; pursuant to a Settlement made by Richard Fleming Esquire, deceased.”

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 Bills, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, tricesimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 30o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Richmond. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Grafton. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Leeds. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Athol. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Landav. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Portland. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Petriburg.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Northumb’land. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Fortescue.
Epus. Meneven. March. Rockingham. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Sondes.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Boston.
Comes Westmoreland. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Digby.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

D. of Buccleugh’s Bill; Motion to shorten the Time of the Committee’s meeting.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Henry Duke of Buccleugh, a Minor, to make a Settlement, on his intended Marriage with the Lady Elizabeth Montagu,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed:”

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

Sir N Gresley’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Sir Nigel Gresley Baronet, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money, for the Payment of Debts, and other 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 made some Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Bridlington, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repair and widen the Roads from White Cross to the Town of Bridlington, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E. and C of Strathmore to take the Name of Bowes, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Bowes Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and Mary Eleanor Bowes Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne his Wife, the Daughter and only Child of George Bowes Esquire deceased, to take and use the Surname of Bowes only, pursuant to his Will, and the Settlement executed previous to the Marriage of the said Earl and Countess;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same; without any Amendment.

Vernon’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Lease, or Grant, made by the Honourable Louisa Barbara Mansell, sole Daughter and Heir of the Right Honourable Buffy Lord Mansell deceased, (now the Honourable Louisa Barbara Vernon, Wife of the Honourable George Venables Vernon), to Chauncy Townsend Esquire, for certain Purposes therein expressed, or to grant a new Lease thereof,” 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.

Militia pay and Cloathing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven; for the more effectually punishing Serjeants, Drummers, and Fifers, for Misbehaviour and Desertion; for securing Deserters from the Militia Regiments; and for explaining and amending so much of an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, as relates to enlisting Militia Men into His Majesty’s other Forces.”

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.

For raising 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-seven.”

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.

Hesketh’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates in the County Palatine of Lancaster, settled upon the Marriage of Fleetwood Hesketh Esquire with Frances his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising from such Sale in paying off divers Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and also for substituting, in Lieu thereof, a certain Estate in the said County, called Burne, lately purchased by the said: Fleetwood Hesketh.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Ramsey to withdraw his Two Appe 1s on Payment of Colts.

A Petition of Allan Ramsay Esquire, Appellant in Two Causes depending in this House, which stand appointed to be heard To-morrow; in one of which, Henry Drummond and others are Respondents; and in the other, James Irvine Esquire and others are Respondents, was presented, and read; setting forth; “That the Petitioner is advised by his Counsel to proceed no farther in these Two Causes;” and therefore praying, “That the same may be dismissed, and and Interlocutors therein complained of affirmed.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petitions and Appeals be, and are hereby, dismissed this House, and that the Interlocutors therein complained of be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondents, the Sum of Thirty Pounds Costs upon each of the said Appeals.

Macleod & al. to withdraw Appeal, on Payment of Colts.

A Petition of Roderick Macleod and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which David Ross and others are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard, was presented, and read; praying Leave to withdraw the said Appeal.

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, upon Payment of Twenty Pounds Costs to the Respondents.

Burrowstounness Duty on Beer, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Burrowstounness and Liberties thereof, in the County of Linlithgow; and for extending the same over the Parish of Burrowstounness; for repairing the Harbour of the said Town j and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cooper’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made on Wednesday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order No 126, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Tomkinson Cooper and Ann his Wife; and for laying out the Money arising from such Sale in the Purchaser of other Lands and Hereditaments, for the Benefit of the said Tomkinson Cooper and Ann his Wife,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill notwithstanding the said Order is not complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, in this Case.

Ld. Elibank & al. to withdraw Appeal on Payment of Costs.

A Petition of Patrick Lord Ellibank and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir John Gordon Baronet is Respondent, which stands appointed to be heard, was presented, and read; praying Leave to withdraw the said Appeal.

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, upon Payment of Twenty Pounds Costs to the Respondents.

American Papers read.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the several Copies of Letters from His Majesty’s Governors in America, which were laid before this House, by His Majesty’s Command, on the 12th of this Instant March:

Some of the said Papers were read by the Clerk.

Moved, “That the further Consideration of the said Papers be adjourned.”

After Debate;

The same was agreed to; and ordered accordingly.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 31o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Dux York.
Epus. Winton. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Northington, Præses.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Richmond. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Grafton. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Portland. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Exon. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven. March. Rockingham. Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Montfort.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Boston.
Comes Berkeley. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

D. of Portland’s Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to vacate an Agreement made the Tenth Day of July One Thousand Seven Hundred add Fifty-eight, between the most Noble William late Duke of Portland, deceased, and Margaret Cavendish Dutchess of Portland, then his Wife, but now his Widow; and the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Foley also deceased, concerning a Building Lease to be granted to the said Lord Foley, of a Parcel of Land in the Parish of Marybone, in the County of Middlesex; and to establish and render effectual another Agreement, dated the Thirtieth Day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven, concerning the Premises,” 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.

Bridlington Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repair and widen the Road from White Cross to the Town of Bridlington, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

Burrowstounness, Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold; within the Town of Burrowstounness and Liberties thereof, in the County of Linlithgow; and for extending the same over the Parish of Burrowstounness; for repairing the Harbour of the said Town; and; for other purposes therein mentioned.”

East Malling Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Brick Kilns on East Malling Heath to the Turnpike Road on Pembury Green, and from Brand Bridges to the Four Wents near Matfield Green, in the County of Kent.”

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

L. President.
L. Bp. Durham.
D. Richmond. L. Botetourt.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Ely. L. Willoughby Par.
L. Bp. Landaff.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Cathcart.
L. Cadogan.
E. Suffolk. L. Ducie.
E. Denbigh. L. Montfort.
E. Westmorland. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich. L. Lovel & Holl’d.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Eglinton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Radnor.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Wentworth.

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

Newton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common-Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Newton, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Sir Nigel Gresley’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Sir Nigel Gresley Baronet, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money for the Payment of Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Vernon’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Lease, or Grant, made by the Honourable Louisa Barbara Mansell, sole Daughter and Heir of the Right Honourable Bussy Lord Mansell, deceased, (now the Honourable Louisa Barbara Vernon Wife of the Honourable George Venables Vernon), to Chauncey Townsend Esquire, for certain Purposes therein expressed, or to grant a new Lease thereof.”

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. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

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

Carleton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Pastures, in the Parish of Carlton in Lindrick, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hatton to Bell Broughton, Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Hatton near the Borough of Warwick through King’s Norton in the County of Worcester, and to the upper End of Gannow Green in the Parish of Bromsgrove, and to The Bell Inn in the Parish of Bell Broughton in the said County of Worcester.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cosby Common, Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Shalstone Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and. Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Shalstone, in the County of Bucks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognisance on Fowler’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Fowler and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Huggate Common, Bill; The King’s Consent to it signified.

The Lord Wycombe acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Parcels of Land and Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Huggate, in the East Riding of the County of York, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

D. of Buccleugh’s Bill; Committee shortened.

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispending with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting or Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Henry Duke of Buccleugh, a Minor, to make a Settlement on his intended Marriage with the Lady Elizabeth Montagu,” stands committed, may meet oh an earlier Day than is appointed.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee may meet, to consider the said Bill, To-morrow.

Exchequer Loans, Bill.

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

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.”

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven; for the more effectually punishing Serjeants, Drummers, and Fifers, for Misbehaviour and Desertion; for securing Deserters from the Militia Regiments; and for explaining and amending so much of an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, as relates to enlisting Militia Men into His Majesty’s other Forces.”

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 et in diem Mercurii, primum diem Aprilis jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Desent in originali.