House of Lords Journal Volume 31
May 1767, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: May 1767, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 593-611. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113279 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 11o Maii.
Ancholme Level, &c. River, Bill; Faindon Common, Bill. Haute Huntre Fen, Bill; The King’s Consent to it. More Papers from America laid before the House. Farquharson against: Adam: Interlocutor affirmed. Orders relating to ascertaining the Descents of Peers, made Standing Orders. Willersey Common, Bill. Hoskins’s Bill. Poyntzs Bill. Heyman takes the Oaths for Naturalization. Chatteris Feriy to Wisbech, Road, Bill: Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, Bill: Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Annuities and Lottery, Bill. One Fourth Part of Annuities on Wines and Cyder to redeem, Bill. To redeem Navy Annuities, &c. Bill. Skelton Common, Bill. Castle Sowerby Common, Bill. Heyman’s Nat. Bill: Adjourn. Die Martis, 12o Maii.
Hull and Fiodingham, Navigation, Bill. Addling sleet Common, Bill. Webb against Carew et al. Skelton Common, Bill. Castle Sowerby Common, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Bond’s Bill. Annuities and Lottery, Bill. One Fourth part of Annuities on Wine and Cyder, to redeem, Bill; To redeem Navy Annuities, &c. Bill: Ancholme Level and River, Bill: Farndon Common, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Wicker, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Mrs. Dowding, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 13o Maii.
Webb against Carew & al. et è contra. Judgement. Wicker’s Bill. Dowding’s Bill. Denbigh, &c Road, Bill Message from H. C. to return Bunting Bill and Goebell’s Nat. Bill Dutien upon Linen Cloth imported, Bill. Sheriffs, &c Act to explin Bill. Goodere against Borret. Eyre to enter into Recognizance on Sir O Crofton’s Appeal. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 14o Maii.
Everaid against Dillon. Address for the Report of Council on the Bill passed by the Assembly of Massachusetts Bay Message from H C. to return Sir C. Fainaby’s Bill for Sale of Letten’s Estate. Uxbridge, &c. Roads, Bill. Heyman’e Nat. Bill. Skelton Common, Bill. Castle Sowerby Common, Bill. Willersey Common, Bill. Pet. of Reynardson & al. against it the Holland Fen Bill. Duties on Linen Cloth imported, Bill Sheriffs, &c. Act to explain, Bill Denbigh. &c Roads, Bill. Bond’s Bill. Hull Navigation, Bill: Adlingsleet Common, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lord have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Fitzgerald to enter into Recognizance on Goodere’s Appeal. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 15o Maii.
Booths, Bill. Highways, Bill. General Turnpike, Bill. Doncaster&c Roads, Bill. Scamlesby Common, Bill. St. Ives Pier, Bill. His Majesty’s Answer to Address. Lambert against Rolliston Doncaster &c. Roads, Bill. St. Ives Pier, Bill. Castle Sowerby Common, Bill: Skelton Common, Bill: Willersey Common. Bill: Uxbridge, &c. Roads, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Heyman’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Scamlesby Enclosure, Bill. Heyden, Leave for a Nat. Bill: Bill read. Duties on Linen Cloth imported, Bill. Sheriffs Act to explain, Bill. Adjourn Die Lunæ, 18o Maii.
Messages from H. C. to return the B. of Scarbrough’s Bills; Osborne and the E of Pomfret’s Bill; and Becke’s Bill. Shernborn Enclosure, Bill. Doncaster, &c. Road, Bill. Denbigh, &c Roads, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Manby’s Bill. Lambert against Rolleston: Judgement. Report of Committee on the Bill passed by the. Assembly of Massachusetts Bay lard before the House. Rice, Sago &c. from America, Importation, Bill. Address for Precedents relating to Acts or Assembly being declared void Duties on Linen Cloth imported, Bill. Sheriffs, &c. Act to explain. Bill: Message H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Booth Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Adjourn. Die Martis, 19o Maii.
Broy’e park Enclosure Bill. Payment of Creditors of deceased Persons, Bill. Shernborn Enclosure, Bill. Gascoign to sell Barber’s Estate, Bill, Motion to dispens with the Standing Order. Rice, Sago, &c. Importation from America, Bill. Doncaster, &c. Roads, Bill: Denbigh, &c Reads, Bill. Rice, Sago, &c. Importation from America, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bill. Adjourn Die Mercurii, 20o Maii.
The King present: Bills passed. Persons employed in printing the Journals, & c. authorized to search and take Copies of Records in Publick Offices, without Fees. Scamlesby Common, Bill. Window Duties in Scotland, Bill. Avenue to the House of Commons, Bill. Message from H. C to return and Roycroft’s Bill. The King’s Answer to A lords. Gascoigne to sell Barber’s Estate, Bill Standing Order dispensed with. Enrolment of Deeds and Wills, made by Papists, Bill. Address to His Majesty, to several Papers relating to the Ecclesiast cal and Civil State of Quebec. Judges to attend. Broyle Park Enclosure, Bill: Petition of several Person to be heard, by Counsel, against it. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 11o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Richmond.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Grafton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Bolton. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Dorset. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Asaphen. Lomes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Norvicen. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Glocestr. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Westmorland. Ds. King.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Exon. Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Litchfield. Ds. Fortescue.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Coventry. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Strafford. Ds. Digby.
Conies Bristol. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley &? Ward.

PRAYERS.

Ancholme Level, &c. River, Bill;

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining the Lands lying in the Level of Ancholme, in the County of Lincoln, and making the River Ancholme navigable from the River Humber at or near a Place called Ferraby Sluice in the County of Lincoln, to the Town of Glemford Briggs; and for continuing the said Navigation up or near to the said River from thence to Bishop Briggs in the said County of Lincoln” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations there of, 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.”

Faindon Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Farndon, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed:“That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisaction 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.”

Haute Huntre Fen, Bill; The King’s Consent to it.

The Lord Wycombe acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing a certain Fen called The Haute Huntre, Eight Hundred, or Holland Fen, and certain other Commonable Places adjoining thereto, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

More Papers from America laid before the House.

The Lord Wycombe (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House,

New fersey.
Printed Votes of the Assembly, from nth June 1766 to the 28th of the same Month.”

Also, “Copy of the Journal of the House of Representatives for His Majesty’s Province of Massachusetts Bay, begun and held at Boston the 28th of May 1766, and from thence continued by several Prorogations, to 29th October following, and then met at Boston, being the Second Session of the same Court.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Farquharson against: Adam:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Thursday and Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Francis Farquharson Accomptant in Edinburgh, Trustee for the Creditors of Messieurs Adam and Thomas Fairholme; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 21st of January 1767; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellant 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 John Adam Esquire put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what Was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor affirmed.

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.

Orders relating to ascertaining the Descents of Peers, made Standing Orders.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made on Wednesday last, for making the Orders then agreed to, relating to the ascertaining the Descents of the Peers of this Kingdom, Standing Orders.

And the said Orders being read:

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

Willersey Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Lands, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Parish of Willersey in the County of Gloucester.

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

D. Richmond. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Dorset. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Masham.
E. Denbigh. L. Bathurst.
E. Westmorland. L. Ducie.
E. Sandwich. L. Sandys.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Harwich.
E. Litchfield. L. Boston.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Temple.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Weymouth.

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

Hoskins’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of, the settled Estate of William Hofkins Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Surrey and Kent, in Trustees, to be fold, for discharging Money due upon a Mortgage of his Estate in Kent called Hethenden Farm, and other Debts and Encumbrances; and for setting said Estate called Hethenden Farm, so disencumbered, to and for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned.

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 26th Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Poyntzs Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of William Poyntz Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying the Remainder of the Money thereby raised in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Estates stood settled; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

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

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

Heyman takes the Oaths for Naturalization.

Henry Heyman took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Chatteris Feriy to Wisbech, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act made in the Fifth Year of His pre sent Majesty, for amending the Road from Chatteris Ferry, through Chatteris and March, to Wisbech Saint Peter’s, and from thence to Tide Gate in the isle of Ely, and from Wisbech aforesaid, through Outwell, to Downham Bridge, in the County of Norfolk; and for “repealing the several Acts for repairing the (aid Road between Wisbech and March; and also for charging certain Lands in Waldersea and on Wisbech South Banns, towards the Repairs of the Waldersea and South Side Banks, which before the passing of the said Act were liable to such Repairs.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing and well-governing a General Hospital, to be called Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in the Town of Cambridge

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. Browning and Mr. Graves:

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

Annuities and Lottery, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising the Sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities, and a Lottery attended with Annuities, to be charged on the Sinking Fund.”

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.”

One Fourth Part of Annuities on Wines and Cyder to redeem, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One Fourth Part of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties.”

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.”

To redeem Navy Annuities, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, in respect of several Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures.”

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.”

Skelton Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and several Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Skelton, in the County of Cumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Castle Sowerby Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and several Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Castle Sowerby, in the County of Cumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Heyman’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Henry Heyman.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 12o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancel Larius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Asaphen. Dax Richmond. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landav. Dux Grafton. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Abercorn. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Oxford. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Halifax.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hull and Fiodingham, Navigation, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Hull and Frodingham Becky from Ake Beck Mouth to The Clough on the East Corner of Fisholine; and for extending the said Navigation from the said Clough into or near the Town of Great Driffield, 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; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Addling sleet Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Lands, Grounds, and Commons, in the several Townships of Adhngfleet, Fockerby, and Haldenby, in the West Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Webb against Carew et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Noah Webb Esquire and others are Appellants, and Shapland Carew Esquire and others are Respondents, et è contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow be put off to Friday next.

Skelton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and several Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Skelton, in the County of Cumberland.

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

D. Richmond. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Willoughby par.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Cathcart.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Landas. L. Sandys.
Ε. Oxford. L Bp. Carlisle. L. Monson.
Ε. Halifax. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Ravensworth.
Vis. Dudley & Ward.

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.

Castle Sowerby Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and several Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Castle Sowerby, in the County of Cumberland.

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

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

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

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

To return the Bill, 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 Maty his Wise, 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Annuities and Lottery, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising the Sum of One Million Five Hundred Thou sand Pounds, by Way of Annuities, and a Lottery attended with Annuities, to be charged on the Sinking Fund.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

One Fourth part of Annuities on Wine and Cyder, to redeem, Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One Fourth Part of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To redeem Navy Annuities, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, in respect of several Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ancholme Level and River, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining the Lands lying in the Level of Ancholine, in the County of Lincoln, and making the River Ancholme navigable from the River Humber at or near a Place called Ferraby Sluice in the County of Lincoln to the Town of Glemford Briggs; and for continuing the said Navigation up or near to the said River from thence to Bishop Briggs in the said County of Lincoln

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Farndon Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds; in the Parish of Farndon, in the County of Nottingham.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Wicker, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Wicker 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 divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, Part of the settled Estate of John Wicker Esquire, in him, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators; and for settling the Manor of Knepp, alias Knapp, and divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Sussex, being the Estate of the said John Wicker, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof.”

Mrs. Dowding, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Susannah Dowding Widow 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 Estates of Susannah Dowding Widow, in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, in Trustees to be fold; and for securing the Monies to be paid for the same upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes, in the Act mentioned.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 13o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum secretariorum.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Northington, Præseses.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Richmond. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Landav. Dux Chandos. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Exon. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Gower. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Hardwicke. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Ilchester. Ds. Grantham.
Viscount Weymouth. Ds. Boston.
Viscount Falmouth. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.

PRAYERS.

Webb against Carew & al. et è contra.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of Noah Webb Esquire; complaining of certain Parts of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, pronounced on the 12th Day of December 1765, but which was not settled and signed till the 10th Day of March 1766, made in a Cause wherein Shapland Carew Esquire, Hans Baillie, and John Shiel, were Plaintiffs, and Noah Webb Esquire, Randall Lynch, John Higginbottom, George Woods, Edward Noy, William Knox, James Cox, Marriot Dalway, Christopher Hill, and Thomas Hales, were Defendants; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellant might have such other Relies in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet: And likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Shapland Carew, Hans Baillie, and George Woods Esquires; complaining of certain other Parts of the same Decree; and praying That the same might be reversed and rectified, as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet: As also upon the Answer of the said Shapland Carew, Hans Baillie, and George Woods, Es quires, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answers of the said Noah Webb Esquire and James Co put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in theft Causes:

Judgement.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That in the said Decree, after the Words [“subject to the Yearly Rent”], the Words [“of £. 103.6s.8d.”] be left out; and the Words [“of 6s. 8d an Acre, according to the said Minute,”] inserted instead thereof; and that, after the Words [“from the First Day of May 1739 O. S.”], the Words [“And it is further Ordered, Adjudged, and Decreed, That the said Minute and Lease do and shall extend to the said Lands of Rosetown only,”] be left out; and that, after the Words [“One Hundred Acres”], the Words [“of said Lands of Rosetown”], be left out, and the Words [“of the said Lands comprised in the said Minute and Lease” inserted inserted thereof; and that, after the Words [“to a proportionable Abatement in the said Rent”], the Words [“of £ 103 6s 8d. a Year”] be 1eft out; and that, after the Words [“for the Remainder of”], the Words [“said Lands of Rosetown”], be left out, and the Words [“the said Lands, comprized in the said Minute and Lease, according to the Lease”] inferred instead thereof, and that, after the Words [“that the said Remainder of”], the Words [“said Lands of Rosetown”] be left out; and the Words [“the said Lands comprised in the said Minute and Lease, according to the Lease”] inserted instead thereof; and that, after the Words [“with suck Arrears of said Rent”], the Words [“of £. 103. 6s. 8d. a Year”] be lest out and that after the Words [“that no Tart of said Rent”], the Words [“of £. 103. 6s. 8d. a Year”] be left out; and that, after the Words [“the Rents of the said Remainder of the said Land’s”], the Words [“of Rosetown”] be left out; and the Words [“comprised in the said Minute and Lease”] inferred instead thereof; and that, after the Words [“the Plaintiffs Carew and Baillie be, and are hereby, decreed entitled to”], the Words [“Two Thirds”] be left out, and the Words [“One Third”], inserted instead thereof; and that, after the Words [“and the Defendant Webb to the other”], the Words [“Third thereof”,] be left out, and the Words [“Two Thirds thereof”] inserted instead thereof: And it is hereby Ordered and Adjudged, That, with these Variations, the said Decree be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Wicker’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex, Surry, and Kent, Part of the settled Estate of John Wicker Esquire, in him,’ his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators; and for setting the Manor of Knepp, alias Knapp, and divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Suffix, being the Estate of the said John Wicker, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof.”

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

Ld. President. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. T R Chichester. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Chandos. L. B. Norwich. L. Cathcarts.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. B. Landaff. L. Masham.
E. Denbigh. L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich. L. Harwich.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Grantham.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
É. Gower. L. Lovel & Hol land.
E. Hardwicke. L. Vernon.
E. Ilchester. L. Digby.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 28th Day of this Instant May, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, at the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Dowding’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Susannah Dowding Widow, in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, in Trustees, to be sold; and for seeming the Monies to be paid for the same, upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes in the Act mentioned,”

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

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

Denbigh, &c Road, Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Lynch Collon and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer, in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Dodington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, and from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas in the County of Chester, and from Redbrook to Hampton in the said County of Salop” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Bunting Bill

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Hilborough, in the County of Norfolk, the Estate of De borap Bunting, the Widow and Relict of Edward Bunting Clerk, deceased, and Edward Bunting her Infant Son by the said Edward Bunting Clerk, in Trustees, to convey the same to Ralph Cauldwell Esquire and his Heirs; and for securing the Money to be paid for the same;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Goebell’s Nat. Bill

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

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

Dutien upon Linen Cloth imported, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon certain Linen Cloth imported; and for carrying such Duties, together with the additional Duties granted in this Session of Parliament, upon the Importation of Best or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horsehair Hats and Bonnets, and certain Materials for making the same, to the Sinking Fund;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sheriffs, &c Act to explin Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, to prevent Extortion in Sheriffs, Under Sheriffs, and Bailiffs of Franchises or Liberties, in Cases of Execution;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Goodere against Borret.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Goodere Eíquire; complaining of several Orders of the Court of Chancery, of the 26th of June 1766, and 30th of April last, made in certain Causes; in the one of which, Trevor Borret and Edward Borret Esquires, surviving Executors of John Borret Esquire, deceased; who was the surviving Executor of Thomas Frederick Esquire, deceased, was Plaintiff, and the Appellant John Goodere Esquire, Administrator of John Goodere Es quire, deceased, who was surviving Assignee under a Commission of Bankrupt awarded against Sir Stephen Evance Knight, was Defendant; and in the other of which Causes, the said John Goodere was Plaintiff, and the said Trevor Borret and Edward Borret were Desern dants; and praying, “That the same may be reversed; so far as the same overruled the Petitioner’s Thirteenth Exception to the Mailer’s Report therein particularly mentioned; and that Trevor Borret and Edward Borret may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Trevor Borret and Edward Borret 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 27th Day of this lnstant May.

Eyre to enter into Recognizance on Sir O Crofton’s Appeal.

The House being moved, That Francis Eyre Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance or Sir Oliver Crofton Baronet, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 14o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux York. Ds Wycombe. Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landav. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Botetourt.
Epús. Meneven. Dux Richmond. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Masham.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Lyttleton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Granibam.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Bristol. Ds. Digby.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Everaid against Dillon.

The Answer of Thomas Dillon Esquire and Bridget his Wife, and of Elizabeth Costello, otherwise Everard, Widow, Three of the, Respondents to the Appeal of Patrick Everard, was this Day brought in.

Address for the Report of Council on the Bill passed by the Assembly of Massachusetts Bay

Ordered That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House Copies of all Reports made to or by the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations; together with all Orders and Proceedings made or had, by the Secretaries of State, or His Majesty’s Privy Council, relating re the Bill passed by the Governor, Council, and Assembly of The Massachusetts Bay, for granting Compensation to the Sufferers, and of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion, to the Offenders in the late Times, from the Time of the Receipt of the said Bill.”

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Message from H C. to return Sir C. Fainaby’s Bill for Sale of Letten’s Estate.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting an undivided Third Part of certain Manors, Messuages, 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 ford; and for paying and applying the Money to arise by the Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Uxbridge, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts, for repairing the Highways between Tyburn and Uxbridge in the County of Middlesex; and for amending the Road leading from Brent Bridge, over Hanwell Heath, through the Parishes of Hanwell, New Brentford, and Ealing, to the Great Western Road in the said County; and for lighting, watching, and watering, the Highway between Tyburn and Kensington Gravel pits,” 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.”

Heyman’e Nat. Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Skelton Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and several Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Skelton, in the County of Cumberland,” 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.”

Castle Sowerby 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 and several Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Castle Sowerby, in the County of Cumberland,” was committed.

Willersey 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, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Parish of Willersley, in the County of Gloucester,” was committed.

Pet. of Reynardson & al. against it the Holland Fen Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Reynardson Esquire, in Behalf of himself and many other Proprietors of Lands in the Parish of Swineshead in the County of Lincoln; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act for dividing a certain Fen, called The Haute Huntre, Eight Hundred, or Holland Fen, and certain other Commonable Places adjoining there to, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln;” and praying to be heard, by Counsel, against such Parts of the said Bill as affect the Petitioner’s Property:

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

Duties on Linen Cloth imported, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Májesty additional Duties upon certain Linen Cloth imported; and for carrying such Duties, together with the additional Duties granted in this Session of Parliament, upon the Importation of Best or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horsehair Hats and Bonnets, and certain Materials for making, the same, to the Sinking Fund.”

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

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

Sheriffs, &c. Act to explain, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, to prevent Extortion in Sheriffs, Under-Sheriffs, and Bailiffs of Franchises or Liberties, in Cases of Execution.”

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.

Denbigh. &c Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer, in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Doddington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, and from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas in the County of Chester, and from Redbrook to Hampton in the said County of Salop.

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

Ld. President. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. B. Norwich. L. Cathcart.
D. Bolton. L. B. Landaff. L. Masham.
E. Suffolk. L. B. St. Davids. L. Ducie.
E. Denbigh. L. Sandys.
E. Westmorland. L. Hyde.
E. Winchelsea. L. Grantham.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Bristol.
Ε. Pomfret.
Ε. Gower.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Bond’s Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, 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 Wise, 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.”

And the same, being read Three Times by the Clerks, were agreed to by the House.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Montagu, to acquaint them there with.

Hull Navigation, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Hull and Frodingham Beck, from Ake Beck Mouth to The Clough on the East Corner of Fisholme; and for extending the said Navigation from the said Clough into or near the Town of Great Driffield in the East Riding of the County of York.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Adlingsleet Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Lands, Grounds, and Commons, in the several Townships of Adlingsleet, Fockerby, and Haldenby, in the West Riding of the County of York.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Fitzgerald to enter into Recognizance on Goodere’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That James Fitzgerald Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Goodere Esquire, on account of his Appeal, depending in this House; he not being interested in the said Appeal, but acting as a Trustee for the said James Fitzgerald and others:”

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præ sens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, decimum quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 15o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præ sentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Northington, Præ ses.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Richmond. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Landav. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Portland. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Meneven. March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Boston.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Lovelamp;Holland.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Hchester.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Booths, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Benjamin Booth Esquire and sane his Wife, in the County of Salop, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising from such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses,” 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 there to.”

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

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

Highways, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Statutes now in Being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways of this Kingdom; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

General Turnpike, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in Being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Ordered, that the said Bills be printed.

Doncaster&c Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Doncaster (through the Parish of Peniston) in the County of York, to Salter’s Brook in the County of Chester; and also the Road from Rotheram in the said County of York to Hartcliffe Hill in the said Parish of Peniston; and for making the said Act more effectual, so far as the same relates to the said Road between Rotheram and Hartcliffe Hill;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scamlesby Common, Bill.

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

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

St. Ives Pier, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for erecting a proper and convenient Pier at the Port of Saint Ives in the County of Cornwall, for the better Protection of Ships and Vessels referring to the said Port:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend this House on Wednesday next.

His Majesty’s Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to say He would give Directions accordingly.”

Lambert against Rolliston

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Walter Lambert Esquire is Appellant, and Catherine Lambert is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next.

Doncaster &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Doncaster, through the Parish of Peniston, in the County of York, to Salter’s Brook in the County of Chester; and also the Road from Rotheram in the said County of York to Hartcliffe Hill in the said Parish of Peniston; and for making the said Act more effectual, so far as the same relates to the said Road between Rotheram and Hartcliffe Hill.

St. Ives Pier, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for erecting a proper and convenient Pier at the Port of Saint Ives, in the County of Cornwall, for the better Protection of Ships and Vessels resorting to the said Port.”

Castle Sowerby Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and several Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Castle Sowerby, in the County of. Cumberland.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Skelton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and several Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Skelton, in the County of Cumberland

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Willersey Common. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, of and in the Parish of Willersey, in the County of Gloucester”.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Uxbridge, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts, for repairing the Highways between Tyburn and Oxbridge in the County of Middlesex; and for amending the Road leading from Brent Bridge, over Hanwell Heath, through the Parish of Hanwell New Brentford, and Ealing, to the great Western Road in the said County; and for lighting, watching, and watering, the Highway between Tyburn and Kensington Gravel Pits.

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 Bills.

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

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

Heyman’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Henry Heyman.

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.

Scamlesby Enclosure, Bill.

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

Heyden, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Leopolt Van Heyden; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon the Lord Botetourt presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Leopolt Van Heyden.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Duties on Linen Cloth imported, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon certain Linen Cloth imported; and for carrying such Duties, together with the additional Duties granted in this Session of Parliament, upon the Importation of Bait or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horsehair Hats and Bonnets, and certain Materials for making the same, to the Sinking Fund.”

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.”

Sheriffs Act to explain, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, to prevent Extortion in Sheriffs, Under Sheriffs, and Bailiffs of Franchises or Liberties, in Cases, of Execution.”

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 præ sens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 18o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præ sentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Bath, &Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Northington, Præ ses.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bolton. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Exon. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Petriburg. Ds. Berkeley Sir.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lovelamp; Holland.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Digby.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes llchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudleyamp; Ward.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return the B. of Scarbrough’s Bills;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for discharging divers Manors, Restory, Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Scarbrough, by him settled on his Marriage with the Right Honourable Barbara Countess of Scarbrough, from the Uses and Trusts of the said Settlement; and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Tenements, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Osborne and the E of Pomfret’s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of divers Freehold and Copyhold Lands and Tenements in the Parish of Sunbury in the County of Middlesex, and of certain Copyhold Lands in the Parish of Hampton in the said County, Part of the, Estate of John Osborne, deceased, unto the Right Honourable George Earl of Pomfret, pursuant to an Agreement; and to apply the Purchase-money in discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the said Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Becke’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for exonerating Part of the Estate late of Thomas Becke Gentleman, deceased, charged with an Annuity or clear Yearly Rent of One Hundred Pounds, of and from the Payment of the said Rent; and for substituting and making liable to the Payment thereof other Part of the Estate of the said Thomas Becke, of equal Value;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Shernborn Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Whole Year Lands and Pasture Grounds, Half Year Enclosures, Common Fields, and Common or Heath Ground, in the Parish of Shernborn, in the County of Norfolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Doncaster, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Doncaster, through the Parish of Peniston, in the County of York, to Salter’s Brook in the County of Chester; and also the Road, from Rotherham in the said County of York to Hartcliffe Hill in the said Parish of Peniston; and for making the Said Act more effectual, So far as the same relates to the Said Road between Rotherham and Hartcliffe Hill.

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

Ld. President.
L. B. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Bolton. L. B. Litch.& Cov. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Ancaster. L. Cathcart.
D. Portland. L. B. Chester. L. Masham.
E. Suffolk. L. B. Exeter. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. B. St. Davids. L. Ponsonby.
E. Westmorland. L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Litchfield.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Gower.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.

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

Denbigh, &c Roads, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer, in the County of Flinty to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Dodington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, and from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas in the County of Chester, and from Redbrook to Hampton in the said County of Salop,” 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.”

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Norfolk, devised by the Wills of John Woodcock and Mary Platfoot, deceased, in Mathew Pepper Manby and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the same County, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses therein mentioned:” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Lambert against Rolleston:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Walter Lambert Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 20th of November 1766; and also of an Order of the said Court, of the 22d of November 1766; and praying, “That the same might be re-heard; or that the Appellant 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 Catherine Lambert, by Francis Rolleston Esquire her Brother and next Friend, 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 Decree and Order therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, for her Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Report of Committee on the Bill passed by the. Assembly of Massachusetts Bay lard before the House.

The Lord Wycombe laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty for that Purpose,

“Copy of the Report of the Committee of Council, and also Copies of Representations of the Board of Trade, &c. relating to the Bill passed by the Governor, Council, &c. of Massachusetts Bay, together with Lists thereof.”

Which were read, by the Clerk, as follow:

“No 1. Copy of a Representation of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations; dated 13th April, 1667, upon the said Act.”

“2. Copy of the said Act, passed in Massachusetts Bay, 6th December, 1766.”

“3. Copy of His Majesty’s Order in Council, dated 13th April, 1767, referring to the Lords of the Committee of Council the as aforegoing Representation and Act.”

“4. Copy of the Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated 9th May, 1767, upon considering the said Representation and Act.”

“5. Copy of His Majesty’s Order in Council, dated 13th May, 1767, approving of the aforegoing Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council.”

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be taken into Consideration on Friday next; and the Lords summoned.

Rice, Sago &c. from America, Importation, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the free Importation of Rice, Sago Powder, and Vermicelli, into this Kingdom, from His Majesty’s Colonies in North America, for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First and Second Times.

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

Address for Precedents relating to Acts or Assembly being declared void

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House, Copies of such Precedents as have been, or may be, found of Orders in Council, declaring Acts of Assembly in America to be null, illegal, or void; together with Reports of the several Attornies and Solicitors General, or either of them, in similar Cases; read at the Council Board the 9th Instant.”

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Duties on Linen Cloth imported, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon certain Linen Cloth imported; and for carrying such Duties, together with the additional Duties granted in this Session of Parliament, upon the Importation of Bass or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horsehair Hats and Bonnets, and certain Materials for making the same, to the Sinking Fund.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sheriffs, &c. Act to explain. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, to prevent Extortion in Sheriffs, Under Sheriffs, and Bailiffs of Franchises or Liberties, in Cases of Execution.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Browning;

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

Booth Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Benjamin Booth Esquire and sane his Wife, in the County of Salop, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising from 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præ sens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, decimum nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 19o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales pæ sentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Grafton. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Portland. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Vere.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
March Rockingham. Ds. Digby.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes llchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Broy’e park Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Parcel of Ground, called Broy’e Park, within the Manor of Rygmer, in the County of Sussex;“to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Payment of Creditors of deceased Persons, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more equal Payment of the Creditors of Persons deceased;” which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Shernborn Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Whole-year Lands and Pasture Grounds, Half-year Enclosures, Common Fields, and Common or Heath Ground, in the Parish of (fn. 1) Shernborn, in the County of Norfolk.

Gascoign to sell Barber’s Estate, Bill, Motion to dispens with the Standing Order.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order of this 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 divers Messages, Farms, Lands, and Tenements, in the County of Essex, entailed by the Will of Doctor John Bamber, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to. the like Uses, stands committed, may proceed in the said &Bill, not with standing the said Order.”

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

Rice, Sago, &c. Importation from America, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a. Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act, for allowing the free Importation of Rice, Sago Powder, and Vermicelli, into this Kingdom, from His Majesty’s Colonies in North America, for a limited Time.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Doncaster, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the. Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled Act for repairing the Road from Doncaster through the Parish of Peniston in the County of York, to Salter’s Brook in the County of Chester; and also the Road from Rotheram in the said County of York to Hartcliffe Hill in the said Parish of Peniston and for making the said Act more effectual, so far as the same relates to the said Road between Rotheram and Hartcliffe Hill”.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Denbigh, &c Reads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer, in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Dodington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, and from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas in the County of Chester, and from Redbrook to Hampton in the said County of Salop.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rice, Sago, &c. Importation from America, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the free Importation of Rice, Sago Powder, and Vermicelli, into this Kingdom, from His Majesty’s Colonies in North America, for a limited Time.”

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 Bill.

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

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

Adjourn

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

Die Mercurii, 20o Maii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præ sentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Dux York. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Dux Gloucester.
Epus. Londin. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch.& Cov. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Northington, Præ ses. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Richmond. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Landav. Dux Grafton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Bolton. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bedford. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Exon. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Argyll. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Kingston. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Newcastle. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Portland. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Fortescue.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Vere.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. hyde.
Dux Montagu. Ds. Mansfield.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes, Talbot & Senescallus. Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Lovelamp; Holland.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Digby.
Comes Peterborough.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Dudley& 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 wich His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher or 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 Speech to His Majesty 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; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for raising the Sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities, and a Lottery attended with Annuities, to be charged on the Sinking Fund.”

“2. An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon certain Linen Cloth imported; and for carrying such Duties, together with the additional Duties granted in this Session of Parliament upon the Importation of Bast, or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horsehair Hats and Bonnets, and certain Materials for making the same, to the Sinking Fund.”

“3. An Act for redeeming the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, in respect of several Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures.”

“4. An Act for redeeming One Fourth Part of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties.”

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

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ain sileveult.

“5. An Act for allowing the Free, Importation of Rice, Sago Powder, and Vermicelli, into this. Kingdom from His Majesty’s Colonies in North America, for a limited Time.”

“6 An Act. for explaining, an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, to prevent Extortion in Sheriffs, Under Sheriffs, and Bailiffs of Franchises or Liberties, in Cases of Execution.

“7. An Act to amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Chattet is Ferry, through Chatteris and March, to Wisbech Saint Peter’s, and from thence to Tide Gate in the Isle of Ely, and from Wisbech aforesaid, through Outwell, to Downham Bridge in the County of Norfolk; and for repealing the several Acts for repairing the said Road between Wisbech and March; and also for charging certain Lands in Waldersea and on Wisbech South Side towards the Repairs of the Waldersia and South Side Banks, which, before the passing of the said Act, were liable to such Repairs.”

“8. An Act for repairing and widening, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road in the Town of Tenterden to and over Bull Green, and to and through the Town of Great Chart, to a House known by the Sign of The Castle, at the Entrance of the Town of Ashford, in the County of Kent, and also the Road leading from Bull Green aforesaid to Hotfield Heath, and also the Road leading from Bull Green aforesaid, through High Halden, to Dashmanden, in the Parish of Biddenden, in the said County of Kent. ”

“9. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shaddon Gate near Carliol to the present Turnpike Road between Bin fey Mires and North Raw Gate, to join the Turnpike Road at Skilbeck in the County of Cumberland.

“10. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of King George the Second, for making a Road from the East Side of the Parish of Saint Mathew Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex, to the East End of Church Street; and to open a Way into Shoreditch; and for repairing, paving, and regulating, Old Cock-Lane, New Cock-Lane, Church Street, and the Road on the West Side of the Opening into Shoreditch; and for removing Nuisances and Obstructions there from, and preventing the same for the future.”

“11. An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts, for repairing the Highways between Tyburn and Uxbridge in the County of Middlesex; and for amending the Road leading from Brent Bridge, over Hanwell Heath, through the Panshes of Hanwell, New Brentford, and Ealing, to the Great Weitem Road in the said County; and for lighting, watching, and watering, the Highway between Tyburn and Kensington Gravel Pits

“12. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Don caster, through the Parish of Pension in the County of Tork, to Salter’s Brook in the County of Chester; and also the Road from Rotheram in the said County of York, to Hartcliffe Hill in the said Parish of Pension; and for making the said Act more effectual, so far as the same relates to the said Road between Rotheram and Hartcliffe Hill.

“.13. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer, in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Dodington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop; and. from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas in the County of Chester; and from Redbrook to Hampton in the said County of Salop.

“14. An Act for establishing and well-governing a General Hospital, to be called Addenbrooke ’s Hospital, in the Town of Cambridge

“15. An Act for extending the Royalty of the City of Edinburgh over certain adjoining Lands; and for giving Powers to the Magistrates of Edinburgh for the Benefit of the said City; and to enable His Majesty to grant Letters Patents for establishing a Theatre in the City of Edinburgh, or Suburbs thereof.”

“16. An Act for making navigable a Brook called Codbeck, from the River Swale to the Borough of Thus, in the County of York.

“17. An Act for the more effectual draining the Lands lying in the Level of Ancholme in the County of Lincoln, and making the River Ancholme navigable from the River Humber at or near a Place called Ferraby Sluice in the County of Lincoln, to the Town of Glemford Briggs; and for continuing the said Navigation up or near to the said River, from thence to Bishop Briggs, in the said County of Lincoln.

“18. An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Hull and Frodingham Beck, from Ake Beck Mouth to The Clough on the East Corner of Fisholme; and for extending the said Navigation from the said Clough into or near the Town of Great Driffield, in the East Riding of the County of York.

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

Le Roy le veult

“19. An Act for discharging divers Manors, Rectory, Messages, Lands, and, Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Scarbrough, by him settled on his Marriage with the Right Honourable Barbara Countess of Scarbrough, from the Uses and Trusts of the said Settlement; and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Tenements, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

“20. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Sir John Dixon Dyke Baronet, lying in the Counties of Oxford, Sussex, and Kent, in Trustees, in Trust to be sold, for railing Money to discharge a Mortgage Debt affecting other Parts of the said settled Estates.”

“21. 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 Contrail, made by his Widow and Executrix, of other Parts of his Estate, for the Benefit of his said Children.”

“22. 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 Tomkinson Cooper and Ann his Wife.”

“23. An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Hillborough, in the County of Norfolk, the Estate of Deborah Bunting, the Widow and Relist of Edward Bunting; Clerk, deceased, and Edward Bunting her Infant Son by the said Edward Bunting Clerk, in Trustees, to convey the same to Ralph Couldwell Esquire and his Heirs; and for securing the Money to be paid for the same.”

“24. An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Matthew Henry Witham Esquire, in the County of York, for the discharging the Debts and Encumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein expressed.”

“25. An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to order so much of the Personal Estate of George Minchin deceased, as now stands in the Name of the Accomptant General of the said Court, to be transferred and paid to Paul Minchin and Henrietta Minchin, the only Children of the said George Minchin, without their giving any Security to refund the same.”

“26. 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 Trast, to be sold; and for paying and applying the Money to arise by the Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned.”

“27. An Act 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.

“28. 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 investing the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the same Settlement.”

“29. 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 fold and for purchasing other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the like Uses.”

“30. 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.

“31. An Act for exonerating Part of the Estate late of Thomas Becke Gentleman, deceased, charged with an Annuity, or clear Yearly Rent, of One Hundred Pounds, of and from the Payment of the said Rent; and for substituting and making liable to the Payment thereof other Part of the Estate of the said Thomas Becke, of equal Value.”

“32. An Act for vesting divers Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Norfolk, devised by the Wills of John Woodcock and Mary Platfoot deceased, in Mathew Pepper Manby and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the same County, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses therein mentioned.”

“33. An Act for Sale of divers Freehold and Copyhold Lands and Tenements, in the Parish of Sunbury, in the County of Middlesex, and of certain Copyhold Lands in the Parish of Hampton, in the said County, Part of the Estate of John Osborne deceased, unto the Right Honourable George Earl of Pomfret, pursuant to an Agreement; and to apply the Purchase money in discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the said Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“34. An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance in Fee Simple of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, demised to Constantine Phipps Esquire, by Letters Patent under the Seal of His Majesty’s Court of Exchequer, unto the said Constantine Phipps and Constantine John Phipps his Eldest Son, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be paid for the same.

“35. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Arthingworth, in the County of Northampton.

“36. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common within the Manor of Distington, in the County of Cumberland

“37. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons within the Manor of Hensingham, in the County of Cumberland,

“38. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields and Meadows, in the Parish of East Barkwith, in the County of Lincoln.

“39. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons in the Manor of Shapp, in the County of Westmorland.

“40. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons in the Manor of Reagill, in the County of Westmorland.

“41. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Farndon, in the County of Nottingham,”

“42. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Lands, Grounds, and Commons, in the several Townships of Adlingsleet, Fockerby, and Haldenby, in the West Riding the County of York.

“43. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Parish of Willersey, in the County of Gloucester.

“44. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and several Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Castle Sowerby, in the County of Cumberland.

“45. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and several Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Skelton, in the County of Cumberland.

“46. An Act for naturalizing John Koe and George Wolffe.

“47. An Act for naturalizing Gerrard Goebell.

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

Soit salt 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.

Persons employed in printing the Journals, & c. authorized to search and take Copies of Records in Publick Offices, without Fees.

Ordered, That all Persons authorized by the Lords Subcommittees for directing the Printing of the Rolls of Parliament, and Journals of this House, may freely search, and have View, in all Offices and Places where any of His Majesty’s Records are kept; and have such Copies as they shall require, signed by every Officer, Clerk, or Keeper of the said Records, without any Charge or Fee there fore to be paid.

Scamlesby Common, Bill.

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

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

D. Richmond.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Durham. Ld. Botetourt.
D. Bedford. L. B. Litch. &Cov. Ld. Willoughby Par.
D. Ancaster.
D. Portland. L. B. Chester. L. Cathcart.
L. B. Landaff. L. Masham.
Ld. Steward. L. B. St. Davids. L. Ducie.
E. Huntingdon. L. Edgecumbe.
E. Pembroke. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Ponsonby.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Westmorland. L. Grantham.
E. Sandwich. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Pomfret.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. 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.

Window Duties in Scotland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to, enforce, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, the Execution of an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for repealing the several Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for granting to His Majesty other. Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for explaining the said Act;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Avenue to the House of Commons, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for carrying on an additional Building, for a more commodious Passage to the House of Commons from Saint Margaret’s Lane and Old Palace Yard,“ to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C to return and Roycroft’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Partition between the Reverend Erasmus Saunders Doctor in Divinity and Mary his Wife, and Samuel Roycroft the Younger Esquire and Ann his Wife, of several Estates in the County of Lincoln; and for vesting and settling the same to the Uses, and on the Trusts, contained in their respective Marriage Settlements with respect to such Estates; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

The King’s Answer to A lords.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House on Monday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly.”

Gascoigne to sell Barber’s Estate, Bill Standing Order dispensed with.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No 126, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of divers Messages, Farms, Lands, and Tenements, in the County of Essex, entailed by the Will of Doctor John Bamber deceased; and for laying out the Money anfing by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses,” stands committed, may proceed upon the said Bill, not with standing the said Order.

And Consideration being had thereof:

The Question was put, “Whether the said Standing Order shall be dispensed with, in this Case?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Enrolment of Deeds and Wills, made by Papists, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Ellis Cunliffe and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers;”to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Address to His Majesty, to several Papers relating to the Ecclesiast cal and Civil State of Quebec.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Lords to be summoned for this Day:

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “That He will be graciously pleased to give Orders that the proper Officers do lay before this House,
Copies of His Majesty’s Proclamation of the 7th of October 1763.”

“His Majesty’s Commission, under the Great Seal of Great Britain, appointing the Honourable James Murray Esquire Governor of the Province of Quebec.

“His Majesty’s Instructions to Governor Murray, accompanying the said Commission.”

“An Ordinance for regulating and establishing the Courts of Judicature, Justices of the Peace, Quarter Sessions, Bailiffs, and other Matters, relative to the Distribution of Justice in this Province; published by Governor Murray, on the 17th of October 1764.”

“Presentment of October Sessions, in the City of Quebec, the 16th of October 1764, by the Grand Jury in and for the said District.”

“Representation of His Majesty’s Canadian Subjects, Part of the said Grand Jury, to Governor Murray, 26th October 1764.”

“Address to the King, of several of His Majesty’s Canadian Subjects; transmitted by Governor Murray, and laid before the King on the 19th of January 1765.”

“Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General to the Board of Trade, of the 10th of June 1765.”

“Report of the Board of Trade, upon the Acts and Proceedings of the Governor and Council of Quebec, relative to the Establishment of Courts of Judicature and other Civil Constitutions; dated September 2d 1765.”

“Representation of the Board of Trade, upon several Ordinances passed by the Governor and Council of Quebec, 24th September 1765.”

“Copy of an additional Instruction to the Governor of Quebec, relative to Juries, 17th Feb’ry 1766.”

“Representation of the Board of Trade, to the Lords of the Committee of His Majesty’s Privy Council, transmitting the Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General.”

“Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General, relative to the Civil Government of the Province of Quebec, April 14th 1766.”

“Order of Council 13th of June 1766, directing the Board of Trade to prepare fresh Instructions for the Governor of Quebec, agreeable to the Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General, April 14th 1766.”

“And also, Copies of any other Proceedings which have been had either at the Board of Trade or in His Majesty’s Privy Council, relative to the Civil Government of the Province of Quebec, since the 13th Day of June 1766.”

“The Capitulation of Canada

“The Treaty of Peace of Paris, signed at Montreal, 1763.”

“The Report of the Board of Trade, with a Plan for the Establishment of Ecclesiastical Affairs in Quebec.”

“Copy of a Letter from Governor Murray to the Secretary of State, or First Lord of Trade, in November 1764.”

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Friday next.

Broyle Park Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Parcel of Ground called Broyle Park, within the Manor of Ringmer, in the

County of Sussex.”

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.

Petition of several Person to be heard, by Counsel, against it.

Upon reading the Petition of several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Proprietors of; Lands within the respective Parishes of Ringmer, Framfield, Glynd, Glyndbourne, and Southmalling, in the County of Sussex; praying to be heard, by Counsel, against such Parts of the said Bill as affect the Petitioners Property:

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 This Name always occurs Ringmer expect in this Place; vids p. 611. a. b 616.b. 619.b. 658.b. and 661.b. Origin. Sherborn; vids 615.a. 623.a. 628.a. 658.b. and 661.b.