House of Lords Journal Volume 32
March 1769, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: March 1769, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 265-289. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113312 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 1o Martii 1769.
Birmingham Navigation Bill. Buckingham to Hanwell Road Bill. L. Camden's Estate Bill. Sir Bellingham Grahams filiate Bill. Queen's College, Oxford, Bill. To enable Mr. Byrom to build a Church at Manchester, Bill; the King's Consent signified to it. D. Northumberland et Ux. leave for a Bill: Bill read. Causes put on. Grendon Under wood Enclosure Bill. Monk Budge, &c. Road Bill. Cubhngton Enclosure Bill. Sancton Enclosure Bill. Mark field Enclosure Bill. Shaxton Enclosure Bill. North Hickham Enclosure, &c. Bill. Messages from H. C to return Raueit's. Nat. Bill. and Sit Wat Williams Wynn's Bill. Message from His Majesty touching the Expences of His Civil Government . Account thereof delivered. Message to be considered, and Lords summoned. Worgan's Divorce Bill. Chichester, Leave for a Bill: Bill reads Ness et Ux. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Markham et al Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Elvington Enclosure Bill. Wheldrake Enclosure Bill. Ingham Enclosure Common Bill. Swinburn's Bill. Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for Payne to take the Name of Gallwey and Biddulph's Bill. D. Marlborough Estate Bill: Message to H C. with it. Eaton Enclosure Bill. Backus and Holl'sNat. Bill. Commissioners of Land Tax, Bill. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 2o Martii 1769.
Elvington Enclosure Bill. Ingham Enclosure Bill Wheldrake Enclosure Bill. L. Camden's Estate Bill. Sir Bellingham Graham's Estate Bill: Message to H. C with the Two preceding Bill Buckingham to Harvell Road Bill Grendon Un derwood Enclosure Bill Shaxton Enclosure Bill. Chichester's Bill. Sancton Enclosure Bill. Dr. Wilson and the Citizens of London, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Chapman, et Ux Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Urquhart to enter into Recognizance on Wilkie, Appeal. Monk Bridge; & c Road Bill. L. Bruce takes the Oaths. Motion for an Address on His Majesty's Message of Yesterday. Lords summoned. Adjourn. DIE Veneris, 3o Martii 1769.
Lord Chief Justice or the Common Pleas appointed Speake. by Commission. Commission read. His Majesty's Answer to Address of Yesterday. Swinburn's Bill. Eaton Enclosure Bill. Birmingham Navigation Bill. D. Northumberland's Estate Bill. Chapman's Bill. Dr. Wilson to grant Leases, Bill. Markfield Enclosure Bill. Ingham Enclosure Bill: Elvington Enclosure Bill: Elvington Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Ness et Ux. Bill. Address to His Majesty for Accounts relating to His Civil Government. Motion for an Address for some other Accounts relating to the Civil List Revenue, refused. Address for other Accounts relative to His Majesty's Civil Government agreed to. Worgan's Divorce Bill. Adjourn. DIE Lunæ, 6o Martii 1769.
L. Byron takes the Oaths. D Grafton's Divorce Bill. The King's Answer to Address of Friday last. Bishop Wilton Enclosure Bill. Cirencester, &c. Road Bill. City of York and Kingston upon Hull Playhouse Bill. Crosgate Moor Enclosure Bill. Wimbling ton Drainage Bill. Montrose Two Pennies Scots Bill. Atwick Enclosure Bill. Belper Ward Enclosure Bill. Thwing Enclosure Bill. Swinburn's Bill. Message to H.C. within. Sancton Enclosure Bill. Barrow's Bill. Sir Thomas Broughton's Estate Bill. To enable Mr. Byrom to build a Church at Manchester, Bill. Markham's Bill. Sir; S. Sebright, et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Murray and Carlyle against Carlyle. Adjourn. Die Martis, 7o Martii 1769;
D. Queensberry Estate Bill. Belper Ward Enclosure Bill. Wimblington Damage Bill. Hot and Kingston upon Hall Play Estate Bill Cirencester, &c. Road Bill. Thwing Enclosure Bill. Atwick Enclosure Bill. Bishop Wilton Enclosure Bill. Crosgate Moor Enclosure Bill. Sir “Thomas Broughton's Estate Bill: Barrow's Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Sir J. S Sebright to alter the Descents oF Copyhold Estate, Bill. To enable Mr Byrom to build Clinch at Manchester, Bill. Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to it, with an Amendment Birmingham Navigation Bill. Sancton Enclosure Bill: Eaton Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. D. Grafton's Divorce Bill. Worgan's Divorce BID. Nullum Tempus Bill. Nafferton and Wanbsord Enclosure Bill. Adjourn DIE Mercurii, 8o Martii 1769.
D. Grafton's Divorce Bill. D.Qneensberry's Estate Bill: Message to H C with the Two preceding Bills. North Hickham Enclosure Bill. Markfield Enclosure Bill. Grendon Underwood Enclosure Bill. Shaxton Enclosure Bill Monk Bridge, &c. Road Bill. Backus and Hell's Nat. Bill. F.Shelbunc's Estate Bill. Worgan's Divorce Bill. E. Shelburrte's Estate Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Cairncross against Heatley et al. Montrose Two Pennies Scots Bill. Wimblington Drainage Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Bill to enable Mr. Byrom to build a Church at Manchester, with Amendment, agreed to. Adjourn DIE Veneris, 10o Martii 1769. Footnotes

DIE Mercurii, 1o Martii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Wigorn.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Meheven.Come Bristol, C.P.S.Ds. Delamer.
Dux GraftonDs. Trevor.
Dux Bolton.Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Bedford,Ds. King.
Dux Marlborough.Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Newcastle.Ds. Hyde.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Walpole.
March. Lothian.Ds. Sondes.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Boston.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Milton.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Digby.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Stafford.
Comes Dartmouth,
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham,
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele,
Viscount Weymouth,
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

Philip Earl of Chesterfield and Jonathan Lord Bishop of Landaff took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Birmingham Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Aft, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from Birmingham to Bilstone, and from thence to Autberley, there to communicate with the Canal now making between the Rivers Severn and Trent, and for making collateral Cuts up to several Coal Mines;” and to explain and amend the said Act.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. OanterburyL. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Durham.L. Le Despencer.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby Pr.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Delamer.
D. Marlborough.L. Trevor.
D. Ancaster.L. Bathurst.
D. Bridgewater.L. King
D. Newcastle.L. Godolphin.
D. Northumberland.L. Sandys.
M. Lothian.L. Ponsonby.
M. Rockingham.L. Hyde
Ld. Steward.L. Walpole.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Sondes.
E. Suffolk,L. Boston.
E. Denbigh.L. Pelham.
E. Stamford.L.Lovel & Holland
E. Chesterfield.L. Milton.
E. Sandwich.L. Digby.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Sundridge.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Hardwicke,
E. Ilchester.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Buckingham to Hanwell Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Say and Sele reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of so much of an Aft; made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Road from the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Bucks, to the North Extent of the Parish of Hanwell, in the County of Oxford, leading towards Warmington Gate,” 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.”

L. Camden's Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands in the Parish of Chislehurst, in the County of Kent, devised by the Will of Thomas Farrington Esquire deceased, in Trustees to convey the same to Charles Lord Camden, and for settling Lands to be in Exchange, and for laying out Money arising by Sale thereof in other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to the same Uses,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true 5 that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir Bellingham Grahams filiate Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An An for discharging divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of Sir Bellingham Graham Baronet, in the County of York, from the Uses and Trusts limited and declared by the Will of the Honourable Mary Graham deceased, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, other Part of the Estate of the said Sir Bellingham Graham, in the said County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Queen's College, Oxford, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for the better Establishment of the Foundation of John Michell Esquire, in the Queen's College in the University of Oxford, and for other the 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 Thursday the 16th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

To enable Mr. Byrom to build a Church at Manchester, Bill; the King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill intituled, “An Act: to enable Edward Byrom Esquire to complete a Building intended for a new Church in the Town of Manchester, and for making the same a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for other Purposes;” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest, is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Edward Byrom Esquire, to complete a Building intended for a new Church in the Town of Manchester, and for making the same a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for other Purposes.”

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

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

D. Northumberland et Ux. leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble Hugh Duke of Northumberland and the Most Noble Elizabeth Duchess of Northumberland his Wife; 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 selling the Capital Messuage or Mansion House called Percy Lodge, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Bucks, devised by the Will of the Most Noble Frances late Duchess Dowager of Somerset, 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 same Uses.”

Causes put on.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Hugh Cairncross is Appellant, and William Heatley and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing this Day, be put off till Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes (except the Four appointed to be heard after the Recess at Easter) be removed in Course.

Grendon Under wood Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. 1) Wrottesley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor or Parish of Grendon Underwood, in the County of Buckingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Monk Budge, &c. Road 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 Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Monk Bridge, near the Suburbs of the City of York, to New Malton, and from thence to Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also from Spittle House, in the East Riding of the said County, to Scarborough aforesaid;” to Which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cubhngton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, in the Manor, Parish, Liberties, or Precincts, of Cublington, in the County of Buckingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sancton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cecil Wray and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of Sancton, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mark field Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, within the Lordship or Liberty of Markfield, in the County of Leicester, and the Common Ground there lying within the Ring or Boundaries of the same Fields; or adjoining thereto;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shaxton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Shaxton, otherwise Shackston, otherwise Shackerston, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

North Hickham Enclosure, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, the Open Fields, Meadows, Fens, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish. of North Hickham, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Seven Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Messages from H. C to return Raueit's. Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Ravert's,” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Sit Wat Williams Wynn's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Baronet, a Minor, to make a Settlement on his intended Marriage with the Lady Harriot Somerset;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Message from His Majesty touching the Expences of His Civil Government .

The Duke of Grafton acquainted the House, “That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships:”

And the same was read by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet),

GEORGE R.

His Majesty finds it necessary to acquaint this House, That the Expences of His Civil Government having exceeded the Revenue settled on His Majesty for defraying such Expences, He has been obliged to incur a Debt of more than Five hundred thousand Pounds, an Account of which he has ordered to be laid before this House, not doubting, from their known Zeal and Affecion to His Person and Government, of their Readiness to concur in enabling Him to discharge the same.

Account thereof delivered.

The ."Duke of Grafton likewise (by His Majesty's Command) laid before. the House,

An Account of the several Sums which were due and unpaid at the Receipt of the Exchequer, for the Expence of His Majesty's Civil Government on the 5th Day of January 1769, with the Money applicable towards discharging the same, and the Debts then remaining unprovided for.”

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Message to be considered, and Lords summoned.

Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration His Majesty's Most Gracious Message Tomorrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Worgan's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Worgan with Sarah Mackelcan his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend as Witnesses on that Day, do then attend, and that the Lords be summoned.

Chichester, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Mary Chichester an Infant, by John Blackburn her Guardian; 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 reads

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for vesting the Real Estates, late of Richard Chichester Esquire deceased, in England, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money to be applied to pay off the Legacies charged upon and affecting the same, and the Interest thereof, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Ness et Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Ness Gentleman and Charlotte his Wife; 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 indemnifying Thomas Twisleton and Francis Twisleton Esquires, the Purchasers of certain Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Oxford, belonging to James Ness Gentleman and Charlotte his Wife, as to the Payment of their Purchase Money, and settling the same for the Purposes therein mentioned.”

Markham et al Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Mary Markham 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 in Trustees, to be sold, the Freehold and Inheritance of the Estate of George Markham Esquire deceased, in the County of Lincoln, along with a precedent, Term therein, and for other Purposes.”

Elvington Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Ings, and Common Lands, within the Parish of Elington, in the East Riding of the County of york” stands referred, be revived, and meet Tomorrow.

Wheldrake Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Ings, and the Moor or Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Wheldrake, in the County of York,” stands referred, be revived, and meet Tomorrow.

Ingham Enclosure Common Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Ingham, in the County of Lincoln” stands referred, be revived, and meet Tomorrow.

Swinburn's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of John Swinburn Esquire, in the County of Northumberland, and Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same, and to lay out and apply the Money, to arise by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Estates in the County of Durham, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands referred, be .revived, and meet on Friday next.

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for Payne to take the Name of Gallwey

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Stephen Payne Esquire, and his issue, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Gallwey, pursuant to the Will of Tobias Wall Gallwey Esquire deceased “and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Biddulph's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Charles Biddulph Esquire, and his Three Infant Sons, John Biddulph, Charles Biddulph, and Thomas Biddulph, to gran Leases of certain Manors, capital and other messuages, Mansion Houses, Farms, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate in the several Counties of Surry, Sussex, and Stafford, of which they are Tenants for Life successively;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

D. Marlborough Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for “confirming Articles of Agreement, and for effecting an Exchange of Lands between the Most Noble George Duke of Marlborough and the Warden and Scholars of Merton College in Oxford

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with it.

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

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

Eaton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Eaton, in the County of Leicester.”Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

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

Backus and Holl'sNat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for naturalizing Gerard Backus and Leonard Holl”

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

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

Commissioners of Land Tax, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act, of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine,” and for securing and preserving Duplicates of Assessments, and other Papers relating to the Land Tax.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 2o Martii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Wtnton.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Bristol, C.P.S.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Grafton.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Bedford.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Landaven.Dux Marlborough.Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Argyll.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Exon.Dux Athol.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. King.
Dux Kingston.Ds. Monson.
Dux Dorset.Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Dux Newcastle.Ds. Bruce.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Fortescue.
Dux Montagu.Ds. Ponsonby.
March. Lothian.Ds. Vere.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Boston.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Milton.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Digby.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Irvine.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Elvington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields; Mea: dows, Ings, and Common Lands, within the Parish of Elvington, in the East Riding of the County of york,” was committed: “That they hod 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.”

Ingham Enclosure Bill

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Ingham, in the County of Lincoln” was committed.

Wheldrake Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Ings, and the Moor, or Common and Waste Ground, within the Manor and Township of Wheldrake, in the County of York” was committed.

L. Camden's Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands in the Parish of Chilslehurst, in the County of Kent, devised by the Will of Thomas Farrington Esquire deceased, in Trustees, to convey the same to Charles Lord Camden, and for settling Lands to be in Exchange, and for laying out Money, arising by Sale thereof, in other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to the same Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Bellingham Graham's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of Sir Bellingham Graham Baronet, in the County of york, from the Uses and Trusts limited and declared by the Will of the Honourable Mary Graham deceased, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, other Part of the Estate of the said Sir Bellingham Graham, in the said County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof to the like Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C with the Two preceding Bill

A message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Cuddon:

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

Commissioners of Land Ta Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta eat Billa, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be railed in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine” and for securing and preserving Duplicates of Assessments, and other Papers relating to the Land Tax.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Buckingham to Harvell Road Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Road from the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Bucks, to the North Extent of the Parish of Hanwell, in the County of Oxford, leading towards Warmington Gate.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. the Lords have agreed to the Two proceeding 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.

Grendon Un derwood Enclosure Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open arable Fields, Meadow Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor or Parish of Grendon Underwood, in the County of Buckingham.”

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

Ld. President. Ld. Privy Seal.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. London.L. Le Despencer.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Durham.L. Abergavenny.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Winchester.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Marlborough.L. Bp. Chester.L. Willoughby Bar.
D. Argyll.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Delamer
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Saltsbury.L. Masham.
D. Kingston.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Bathurst.
D. Dorset.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Romney.
D. Bridgervater.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Cadogan.
D. Newcastle.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. King.
D. Northumber land.L. Monson.
D. Montagu.L. Godolphin.
M. Lothian.L. Sandys.
M. Rockingham.L. Bruce.
Ld. Steward.L. Fortescue.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Ponsonby.
E. Huntingdon.L. Vere.
E. Suffolk.L. Walpole.
E. Denbigh.L. Lyttelton.
E. Westmorland.L. Sondes.
E. PeterboroughL. Grosvenor.
E. Stamford.L. Boston.
E. Sandwich.L. Pelham.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Abingdon.L. Milton.
E. Holdernesse.L. Beaulieu.
E. Rochford.L. Digby.
E. AlbermarleL. Sundridge.
E. Coventry.
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Harrington.
E. Bucks.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
V. Hereford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Irvine.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Shaxton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Shaxton, otherwise Shackston, otherwise Sackerston, in the County of Leicester.”

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

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

North Hickham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, (fn. 2) enclosing, and draining, the Open Fields, Meadows, Fens, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Hickham, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Chichester's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Real Estates, late of Richard Chichester Esquire deceased, in England, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money to be applied to pay off the Legacies charged upon and affecting the same, and the Interest thereof, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery; and for the 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 Friday the 17th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sancton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Sancton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

Dr. Wilson and the Citizens of London, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Christopher Wilson Doctor in Divinity, and the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Christopher Wilson Doctor in 'Divinity, Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, London, and his Successors, to make and grant unto the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of London, a Lease of the Prebendal Estate of Finsbury and Halliwell, in the Suburbs of the said City, for a Term of Ninety-nine Years, renewable every Fourteen Years for ever.”

Chapman, et Ux Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Anthony Chapman Esquire and Mary his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower Anthony Chapman Esquire, to grant Leases of Part of his Settled Estates in the County of Middlesex and City of London,

Urquhart to enter into Recognizance on Wilkie, Appeal.

The House being moved, “That George Urquhart, of Gray's Inn, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Wilkie Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:

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

Monk Bridge; & c Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Monk Bridge, near the Suburbs of the City of York, to New Malton, and from thence to Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also from Spittle House, in the East Riding of the said County, to Scarborough aforesaid.”

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

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

L. Bruce takes the Oaths.

Thomas' Lord Bruce took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Motion for an Address on His Majesty's Message of Yesterday.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration His Majesty's Most Gracious Message to this House of Yesterday:

The said Message was read by the Clerk:

And Consideration being had thereof;

Moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House, for His Most Gracious Message, by which His Majesty has been pleased to inform this House, of the Exceedings of the Expences of His Majesty's Civil Government, beyond the Revenue settled on His Majesty for defraying the same; and to assure His Majesty, that this House, actuated by the strongest Sentiments of Zeal and Affection for His Majesty's Person and Government, and truly sensible of the many great and important Advantages which His People have derived from that constant and most disinterested Attention which His Majesty has, upon all Occasions, shewn to the Ease, as well as the Welfare, of His faithful Subjects, will most readily concur in every Measure that may contribute to enable His Majesty to remove the Difficulties occasioned by the Debt contracted in His Civil Government.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned for Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

30o die Martii 1786.

Hitherto examined by us,

Morton.

Hopetoun.

Sommers.

DIE Veneris, 3o Martii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Bristol, C.P.S.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Grafton.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Glouceseter.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Landaven.Dux Bedford.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Marlborough.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Exon.Dux Athol.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Masham.
Dux Manchester.Ds. Romney.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Cadogan.
Dux Newcastle.Ds. King.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Monson.
Dux Montagu.Ds. Fortescue.
March. Lothian.Ds. Archer.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Fallot, Senescallus.Ds. Vere.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Boston.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Winchilsea.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Milton.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Digby.
Comes Holdernesse.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

Lord Chief Justice or the Common Pleas appointed Speake. by Commission.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker, by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

The Lord Chancellor being absent, the Lords were informed, “That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission under the Great Seal to Sir John Eardley Wilmot Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, to supply the Room and Place of Lord Chancellor in this House in his Absence.”

Whereupon the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows:

GEORGE R.

Commission read.

GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Sir John Eardley Wilmot Knight, Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas, Greeting: Know ye, That We, trusting in your approved Fidelity, Wisdom, and Discretion, have constituted, named, and appointed, and by these Presents do constitute, name, and authorize you, from Time to Time, to use and supply the Room and Place of Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, in the Upper House of Parliament, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, during the Absence of Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Charles Baron Camden of Camden Place, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, from his accustomed Place in Our said Upper House of Parliament, and then and there to do and execute all such Things which Our said Chancellor of Great Britain using and supplying the said Room and Place should or might do in that Behalf; wherefore We will and command you the said Sir John Eardley Wilmot to attend and execute the Premises with Effect, and these Our Letters Patent shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same in every Behalf. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-eighth Day of November, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

“Yorke and Yorke.”

Then the said Lord Chief Justice was called upon by the Lords, to take his Place on the Woolsack; and their Lordships appointed the Mace to be laid thereupon and carried before him.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Answer to Address of Yesterday.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with their Lordships Address of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He returns His Thanks for the ready Disposition of this House to concur in such Measures as may contribute to enable Him to remove the Difficulties occasioned by the Debt contracted in His Civil Government.”

Bishop of Gloucester takes the Oaths.

William Lord Bishop of Gloucester took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Swinburn's Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of John Swinburn Esquire in the County of Northumberland and Town and County of the Town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same, and to lay out and apply the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates in the County of Durham, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Eaton Enclosure Bill.

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

Birmingham Navigation Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from Birmingham to Bilstone, and from thence to Autherley, there to communicate with the Canal now making between the Rivers Severn and Trent; and for making collateral Cuts up to several Coal Mines;” and to explain and amend the said Act;” 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.”

D. Northumberland's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for selling the Capital Messuage or Mansion House called Percy Lodge, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Bucks, devised by the Will of the Most Noble Frances late Duchess Dowager of Somerset, and for laying out the Money anting by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. London.L. Le Despencer.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Chester,L. Abergavenny.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Marlborough.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Delamer.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Trevor.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Masham.
D. Bridgewater.L. Romney.
D. Newcastle.L. Cadogan.
D. Northumberland.L. King.
D. Montagu.L. Monson.
M. Lothian.L. Fortescue.
M. Rockingham.L. Archer.
Ld. Steward.L. Ponsonby.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Vere.
E. Huntingdon.L. Hyde.
E. Suffolk.L. Walpole.
E. Denbigh.L. Lyttelton.
E. Westmorland.L. Sondes.
E. Peterborough.L. Scarsdale.
E. Stamford.L. Boston.
E. Winchilsea.L. Pelham.
E. Sandwich.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Milton.
E. Abingdon.L. Beaulieu.
E. Holdernesse.L. Digby.
E. Plymouth.L. Sundridge.
E. Rochford.
E. Albemarle,
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dunmore.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Harrington.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
V. Hereford.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 20th Day of this instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Chapman's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower Anthony Chapman Esquire to grant Leases, of Part of his Settled Estates in the County of Middlesex and City of London.”

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

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

Dr. Wilson to grant Leases, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Christopher Wilson Doctor in Divinity, Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, London, and his Successors, to make and grant unto the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of London, a Lease of the Prebendal Estate of Finsbury and Hailiwell, in the Suburbs of the said City, for a Term of Ninety-nine Years, renewable every Fourteen Years for ever.”

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.

Markfield Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, within the Lordship or Liberty of Markfield, in the County of Leicester, and the Common Ground there lying within the Ring or Boundaries of the same Fields, or adjoining thereto.”

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

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

Ingham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Ingham, in the County of Lincoln”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Elvington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Ings, and the Moor or Common and Waste Ground, within the Manor and Township of Wheldrake, in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Elvington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Ings, and Common Lands, within the Parish of Elvington, in the East 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 Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Ness et Ux. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for indemnifying Thomas Twisleton and Francis Twisleton Esquires, the Purchasers of certain Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Oxford, belonging to James Ness Gentleman and Charlotte his Wife, as to the Payment of their Purchase Money, and settling the same for the 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 Monday the 20th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Address to His Majesty for Accounts relating to His Civil Government.

Moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire, that He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House,

“1. An Account of all the Monies paid out of the Arrears of His late Majesty's Civil Lift Revenues, for the Use of His present Majesty's Civil Government, and for the Support and Maintenance of His Household and Royal Family, with the Application thereof to each Head of Expence, distinguishing each Year in which such Application was made:”

2. also, “An Account of the Payments for His late Majesty's Civil Government, and for the Support and Maintenance of His Household and Royal Family, from the 5th Day of July 1752 to the 5th Day of July 1760, distinguishing each Year, and the several Heads of Expence.”

3. And also, “An Account of the Payments for His present Majesty's Civil Government, and for the Support and Maintenance of His Household and Royal Family, from His Accession to the 5th Day of January 1761, and from thence to the 5th Day of January 1769; distinguishing each Year, and the several Heads of Expence.”

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

Motion for an Address for some other Accounts relating to the Civil List Revenue, refused.

Then it was moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire, that He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House.

“An Account of His late Majesty's Civil Lift Revenues remaining in the Exchequer on the 28th Day of May 1762; and also of His present Majesty's Civil List Cash remaining there at the same Time:”

Which being objected to;

And a Question stated thereupon:

After Debate,

The previous Question was put, “Whether the said Question shall be now put ?”

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, “That an. humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire, that he will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House,

“An Account of the Debt on the Civil Lift, as it flood on the 19th Day of April 1763, the 15th Day of July 1765, and the 2d Day of August 1766; together with the Civil Lift Cash remaining in the Exchequer at those several Times:”

Which being objected to;

And a Question stated thereupon:

The previous Question was put, “Whether the said Question shall be now put ?”

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire, that He will be graciously pleased to give Directions that there be laid before this House,

“An Account of all Monies issued at the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer, by any of His Majesty's Receivers or Collectors, or their Agents, for His Majesty's secret and special Service, from His Majesty's Accession to die 28th Day of May 1762, and from thence to the 19th Day of April 1763, and from thence to the 15th Day of July 1765, and from thence to the 2d Day of August 1766, and from thence to the present Time:”

Which being objected to;

And a Question stated thereupon:

The previous Question was put, “Whether the said Question shall be now put ?”

It was resolved in the Negative.

Address for other Accounts relative to His Majesty's Civil Government agreed to.

Then it was moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire, that He will be graciously pleased to give Directions that there be laid before this House,

“An Account of the whole Expence of His Majesty's Civil Government which incurred or became due from His Majesty's Accession to the 1st of January 1761, and from thence forward between the 1st of January and 31st of December in every Year, both Days inclusive, according to the Establishment and other Appointments then in Use; distinguishing each Year:

Also, “An Account of all Monies which have been issued and paid out of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer to any Person or Persons on Account of the Privy Purse, Secret Service, Pensions, Bounties, Contingencies, or any Sum or Sums of Money, to any Person or Persons whatsoever; without Account from the 25th Day of October 1760 to the 25th Day of February 1769, distinguishing the Amount (fn. 3) each Year:

And also, “An Account of all Monies which have been issued and paid out of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer to any Person or Persons on Account of the Privy Purse, Secret Service, Pensions, Bounties, Contingencies, or any Sum or Sums of Money to any Person or Persons whatsoever; without Account from the 10th Day of October 1752 to the 10th Day of October 1760, distinguishing the Amount in each Year.”

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

Worgan's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Worgan with Sarah Mackelcan his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in; and Mr. Graham appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing on the Behalf of Mrs. Worgan:

William Fletcher was produced, to prove Service of the Order for giving her Notice of this Proceeding; who being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he delivered a Copy of the Bill and the said Order to Mrs. Worgan personally, at Mr. Nicholson's in Pope's Headalley, Cornhill; and that she then declared, she had been used very ill, but did not say she would attend.”

And then he withdrew.

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Then Mr. Graham was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof: And called John Moxon, to prove the Marriage; who being sworn, produced a Copy of an Entry in the Register Book of Marriages of the Parish of Saint Peter le Poor, and proving it to be a true Copy, the same was read, whereby it appeared, That Mr. and Mrs. Worgan were married at the Parish Church of Saint Peter le Poor, Old Broad-street, on the 1st of September 1753.

And then he withdrew.

Then Catharine Bates was called, in order to prove Criminal Conversation between Robert Rowe and Mrs. Worgan; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That about Eight Years ago she lived as a Servant with Mr. Worgan, and that Robert Rowe used to dine and sup alone frequently with Mrs. Worgan, and that the Parlour Door used to be fastened; that on a Sunday after Dinner, on Mrs. Worgan's opening the Door to let a little Child out that cried, she law Mrs. Worgan's Cap and Handkerchief almost off, and her Apron greatly tumbled, and Mr. Rowe in a great Heat and Confusion; that he went towards the Back Parlour, and seemed to be putting his Clothes together, as if to hide his Breeches being down; that her Mistress, on going to Church that Afternoon, bid her sweep the Room when she was gone, and upon so doing she observed something upon the Floor that made her think her Mistress had been in the Act of Adultery with Mr. Rowe.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Ann Nicholls was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That she lived as a Servant with Mr. Worgan about Eight Years ago; that One Evening, on opening the Parlour Door suddenly, almost as soon as the Bell rung, she saw Mr.Rowe turn round, and appeared to be putting his Shirt in his Breeches, and that he seemed very much confused, and that it was generally apprehended by her and her Fellow-Servants, that there was a Criminal Connection between Mrs. Worgan and Mr. Rowe.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. William Bromfield Surgeon was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he has known Mr. Worgan Seven or Eight Years; that in July or August 1764, Mr. Worgan applied to him for the Cure of a Complaint he laboured under, and which, Mr. Worgan said, “had he been a Single Man, he should have supposed was Venereal, but as he had never had any Intercourse with any Woman but his Wife, he was certain his Complaint was not of that Kind;” that he, Mr. Bromfield, knew it was Venereal, but to preserve the Peace of the Family, he cured him without acquainting him what his Disorder was: That about the same Time Mrs. Worgan sent to him, and that he cured her of her Complaint, and that she acknowledged to him “she had given the Foul Disease to her Husband, thanked him for keeping it a Secret from him, and begged that he would still continue to keep it a Secret from him, and told him that she got the Disease from a Man who had forced her.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Gregg Sister to Mr. Worgan was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, That upon Mr. Worgan's Recovery from a dangerous Fit of Illness on the 17th or 18th of February 1768, the with great Difficulty convinced him of the bad Behaviour of Mrs. Worgan, upon which he continued silent for some Time, and then with great Emotion, said, It is fixed, but would not then say what was fixed; that the next Day he told her, he never more would bed with Mrs. Worgan; and that she, the Witness, believes he never did; and that Mrs. Worgan has had a Child since, in March 1768.”

She is directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and being sworn, produced the original Sentence of Divorce in the said Court against the said Mrs. Worgan for Adultery, and the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Elizabeth Rowe Widow of the said Robert Rowe was called in and sworn; and being examined, acquainted the House, “That the said Robert Rowe died in the Fleet on the 8th of November 1767, and that he was put into the Fleet for a Debt he had contracted on Mrs. Worgan's Account.”

She was directed to withdraw.

And the Evidence being finished, the Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

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

Adjourn.

(fn. 4) Eardley Wilmot Miles, Capitalis Justiciar. Commun. Placitor. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræs, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 6o Martii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Bristol, C.P.S.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Bolton,Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Glouceseter,Dux Argyll.Ds. Byron.
Epus. Landaven.Dux AtholDs. Delamer,
Epus. Lincoln,Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Romney.
Dux Montagu.Ds. Cadogan.
March. Lothian.Ds. King.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Monson.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Archer.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Winchilsea.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Pelham,
Comes Holdernesse.Ds. Lovel &Holland.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Digby.
Comes Dunmore.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Da Lawarr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say &Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

L. Byron takes the Oaths.

William Lord Byron took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

D Grafton's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton with the Honourable Ann Liddell his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and, for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel on both Sides were called in, and the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Then Mr. Wallace was heard in Support of the Bill; and to make out the Allegations thereof, and in order to prove the Marriage, called

Lieutenant General Ellison; who being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he was present at the Marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Grafton, some Time the latter End of January 1756, and that they cohabited and lived together for several Years, and had Three Children, to wit, Two Sons and a Daughter, who are all living; that some Time in 1765 the said Duke and Duchess separated and lived apart from each other, and that he believes, they have not cohabited together since, nor been in Company together since the said Separation; that Articles of Separation were drawn between the said Duke and Duchess;” which were produced at the Bar, and the same being shewn to him, “he acknowledged his Hand Writing as a Subscribing Witness to the said Articles.” The Marriage Settlement being also produced at the Bar, and shewn to him, “he acknowledged his Hand Writing as a Subscribing Witness to the said Settlement.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Joseph Southall was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That he lived with the Duchess of Grafton as a Footman from the Year 1762 till the 9th of November last; that the said Duchess hath lived separate and apart from the said Duke since the Year 1764; that soon after the Birth of Lord Charles, she went into the North, and lived with her Father Lord Ravensworth; that in December she returned to Town, and came to her Father's House in Saint James's Square; that from thence her Grace went and lived in Grosvenor Street for Two Years, and from thence went and lived in Seymour Place, and continued to live there till about the Second of June last; that he never saw the Duke come to the Duchess, and believes they never were in Company together since the said Separation; that Lord Ossory frequently visited her Grace, and that upon her Grace's going to Brighthelmstone Lord Ossory came there soon after, and lodged in a House facing her Grace's Lodgings, and visited her the same Day he came; that he continued to visit her constantly during her Stay there, sometimes in the Morning and sometimes in the Evening; that when his Lordship came in the Evening, he generally staid till 11, 12, and One o'Clock; that Orders were given by her Grace that Candles should not be brought up till she called for them; that Once, upon going up, he found the Door fastened when her Grace and Lord Ossory were alone together; that her Grace left Brighthelmstone in October, and came to Town, and from thence went to her Father's, Lord Ravensworth, in the North, and left him, the Witness, in London; that a Correspondence was carried on between her Grace and Lord Ossory by Letters during her Absence; that they were directed to him, the Witness, and he had Orders to carry them to Lord Ossory's Porter, and that Lord Ossory's Porter used to bring his Lordship's Letters for her Grace to him, which he used to send to her Grace in Covers franked by different Noblemen; that her Grace returned in December, and that Lord Ossory came to visit her within Half an Hour after her Arrival, and staid till One of the Clock in the Morning; that he continued visiting her in Seymour Place Three or Four Times in a Week, sometimes Mornings, at others Evenings; that in the Evenings he generally staid with her alone till One or Two in the Morning, and frequently staid, after Her Grace's Card Parties were over, alone with her for an Hour or Two; that they would sometimes fit alone together for an Hour in the Dark; that the Duchess always denied herself when Lord Ossory was there, unless she had Private Card Parties; that he has had Orders to deny her from her Grace, and Once from Lord Ossory; that they usually sat in a Drawing Room up One Pair of Stairs, which communicated with a Back Room and a Closet; that there was a Settee in each Room; that he has seen them fitting together on the Settee, and sometimes, when he has attended the Bell, he has found the Fire quite out; that her Grace went to Coombe on the Second of June, and that Lord Ossory generally visited her there Three or Four Times a Week; that he sometimes came to Dinner and staid with her till One or Two o'Clock in the Morning, and that they used to be alone together after Lady Georgiana went to bed, which was generally about Eight or Nine o'Clock; that Lord Ossory came Home sometimes in his own Post Chaise, sometimes in her Grace's, and at others in an hired one; that he, the Witness, on the 23d of August, was ordered to come to London, together with the other Servants, to get Things in Readiness for her Grace, who was to have come to Town the Evening of that Day.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Robert Folgate was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That he had lived as Butler with the Duchess of Grafton from the Year 1762 till August 1768, and believes they have not had the least Intercourse together since the said Separation; that during her Grace's being at Brighthelmstone Lord Ossory frequently visited her alone; that Once, upon going up, he found the Door fastened when they were alone together; that her Grace said the Lock was out of order; and that the same Day he again found the Door fastened when Lord Ossory was not there, and that her Grace insisted the Lock was out of order, but that the Lock was never amended;” and gave the same Account as the last Witness, of the Frequency of Lord Ossory's Visits at Coombe and of his staying till One or Two of the Clock in the Morning alone with the Duchess.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Robert Adair Esquire was called in and sworn; and being examined, acquainted the House, “That he attended Lord Euston at the Duchess of Grafton's in a Fit of Illness, about January 1768; that during his Illness, though the Duke was very uneasy about Lord Euston, yet his Grace never came during his Lordship's Illness, and he believes the Duke and Duchess have had no Intercourse with each other since their Separation; that during his Attendance upon Lord Euston, her Grace acquainted him that she was very unhappy, as she apprehended she was with Child; that he advised her Grace that nothing could be done for her as yet, and desired she would wait for some Time, and that then he would advise with Doctor Hunter about it; that some Time after, her Grace's Suspicions being confirmed, he advised to apply to Doctor Hunter; that he received a Note from her Grace, acquainting him, that a Gentleman would call upon him about this Affair; that he received a Note from Lord Ossory, excusing his not attending him that Day; that the next Day his Lordship came, and consulted with him about the most proper Methods for her Grace's Delivery, and desired he would keep it a Secret; that he told his Lordship he feared that was impossible, and recommended Doctor Hunter to his Lordship; that soon after this he received a Letter from the Duke of Grafton, acquainting him, that he knew her Grace was with Child; that he sent a Copy of this Letter to the Duchess, and was directed by her to consult with Lord Ossory about an Answer to it; that he accordingly consulted with his Lordship, and told him, he must acquaint his Grace with the Fact; that his Lordship then said, he hoped he would make use of such Words as would prevent a Discovery of the Whole, and seemed very much concerned; that he, the Witness, believes Lord Ossory was the Father of the Child.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Doctor Hunter was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That he had been consulted by Mr. Adair about a Lady's being with Child, whose Husband was Abroad, and was afterwards consulted with by a Gentleman, whom he afterwards discovered to be Lord Ossory, about a Plan for delivering the said Lady in the Country; that he told his Lordship he would attend the Lady when called for; that Lord Ossory frequently called upon him about this Affair; that the last Time his, Lordship called was about a Month before the Lady's Delivery; that his Lordship said he was going to Ireland, and expressed himself very desirous to be present at the Delivery; that he was directed by his Lordship to, get Two Nurses; that during these Conversations he did not ask the Name of the Lady, but from several Circumstances was convinced, in his own Mind, that the Lady was the Duchess of Grafton; that he had heard about Town, that Her Grace was with Child by his Lordship; that on the 23d of August he received a Note, to attend the Lady at Coombe; that he could not go immediately, being then attending another Lady, but went soon after; that upon his Arrival he found the Lady had been delivered about Half an Hour; that he was conducted to the Lady, and in going through an adjoining Room he saw the Nurse, Mrs. Tyson, with the Child on her Lap; that it seemed a fine healthy Child; that he enquired how the Lady did, but made use of no Name, and desired the Nurse not to use Names; that he then went to the Lady, that the Room was darkened, and that he was guided by the Sound of her Voice to the Bedside; that he congratulated her upon her Delivery, and told her, as she was desirous of keeping it a Secret, it would be improper, as she seemed pretty well, for him to come again, unless she should have Occasion for him; that he took the Child with him, having first shewn it to the Lady at the Desire of the Maid, who asked him, if he would not shew the Child to the Duchess before he took it away ? that he put the Child to nurse to Mrs. Golar, and has since paid for the nursing of it, at the Desire of Lord Ossory and the Lady; that Lord Ossory called upon him the Evening of the Lady's Delivery, and was introduced into his Bed Chamber; that he told his Lordship what had happened, and upon being asked by him if he might visit the Lady that Night, he advised His Lordship to stay till the next Morning, unless he thought the Lady was very desirous to fee him; and that upon his Lordship's going away, he seemed undetermined whether to go or not.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Martha Tyson was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That she went to a Lady at Coombe, as Nurse, on the 23d of August; that she did not then know who she was, but was afterwards told by Doctor Hunter that the Lady was the Duchess of Grafton; that upon her coming she found the Lady in strong Labour, and that she delivered her of a Child; that the Lady said she hoped she was more to be pitied than blamed; that she dressed the Child and gave it to the Maid.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Charlotte Dubarque was called in; but not being able to speak English, Benjamin Bond was called in and sworn, and interpreted the Questions put to her and her Answers; and she being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That she had lived as Waiting Woman with the Duchess of Grafton; that during that Time she never saw the Duke of Grafton, as she knows of; that she knows Lord Ossory, that he frequently visited the Duchess; that he came to fee her Three or Four Days after her Delivery, that she conducted him to the Duchess by her Grace's Order; and that his Lordship frequently visited her afterwards, and continues so to do.”

She and the Interpreter were directed to withdraw.

Then Sir John Pringle was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, “That he has known the Duke and Duchess of Grafton for several Years; that he believes there has been no Personal Intercourse between them since the Year 1765; that he remembers Lord Euston's being ill at the Duchess's; that upon his representing to the Duke the Illness of his Son, and that he was in some Danger, his Grace told him, he could not go to see him while he was at the Duchess's; that her Grace told him, she had sent a Message to the Duke to let him know, that in case his Grace would come and fee Lord Euston, she would keep out of the Way.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Skirrow was called in, and being sworn, produced a Copy of the Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench against the said Lord Ossory, for Criminal Conversation with the said Duchess of Grafton; and the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and being sworn, produced the original Sentence of Divorce in the said Court against the said Duchess of Grafton for Adultery with the said Lord Ossory.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Murphy Counsel for the Duchess of Grafton, acquainted the House, “That he was authorized by her Grace to give her Consent to the Provision made for her in the said Bill.”

The Evidence being finished,

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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 Tomorrow.

The King's Answer to Address of Friday last.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Friday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, he would give Directions accordingly.”

Bishop Wilton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Cirencester, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to the Tenth Mile Stone from Cirencester, at or near the East End of the Town of Tetbury, and from the West End of the Church Yard, in the said Town of Tetbury, to a Gate in the said County near the Monument upon Lansdown;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

City of York and Kingston upon Hull Playhouse Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Play House in the City of York, and in the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Crosgate Moor Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clavering and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common called Crosgate Moor in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham, and for extinguishing” all Right of Common' in certain enclosed Intercommon Lands there;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wimbling ton Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining, embanking, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Hamlet of Wimblington, in the Parish of Doddington, and in the Parish of Chatteriss, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge;,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Montrose Two Pennies Scots Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Montrose and Privileges thereof, for supplying the said Town with Fresh Water; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Atwick Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and other Open Grounds, within the Township of Atwick otherwise Attenwick, in Holdernes, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Belper Ward Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part or Share of Belper Ward which belongeth to Highedge in the County of Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Thwing Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Thwing, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Swinburn's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of John Swinburn Esquire, in the County of Northumberland and Town and County of the Town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same, and, to lay out and apply the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates in the County of Durham; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. within.

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

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

Sancton Enclosure Bill.

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

Barrow's Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of John Barrow in the County of Chester, in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir Thomas Broughton's Estate Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Truslees certain Timber Trees and other Trees (landing and being upon the Estates of Sir Thomas Broughton, in the Counties of Chester and Stafford, and to enable them to sell, cut down, sell, and dispose of the same; and to lay out a competent Part of the Money arising by the Sale thereof in rebuilding the ancient Mansion House of the Family, called Doddington Hall, in the County of Chester and the necessary Offices to be enjoyed therewith; and for other Purposes;” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

To enable Mr. Byrom to build a Church at Manchester, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Edward Byrom Esquire to complete a Building intended for a new Church in the Town of Manchester, and for making the same a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for other Purposes,” 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 made One Amendment thereto:”

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows:

“Pr. 14. L. 5. After the Word [ “Year”], insert the Words [ “to be judged of and determined by the Ordinary for the Time being”].

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

Markham's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, the Freehold and Inheritance of the Estate of George Markham Esquire deceased, in the County of Lincoln, along with a precedent Term therein, and for other Purposes.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. London.L. Le Despencer.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Abergavenny.
D. Argyll.L. Bp. Norwich.L. WilloughbyPar.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Byron.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Delamer,
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Trevor.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Bathurst.
D. Montagu.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Romney.
M. Lothian.L. Cadogan.
M. Rockingham.L. King.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Menson.
E. Huntingdon.L. Godolphin.
E. Suffolk.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Denbigh.L. Sandys.
E. Westmorland.L. Archer.
E. Peterborough.L. Ponsonby.
E. Stamford.L. Hyde.
E. Winchilsea.L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich.L. Sondes.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Scarsdale.
E. Abingdon.L. Boston.
E. Holdernesse.L. Pelham.
E. Strathmore.L. Lovel & Holland.
L. Loudoun.L. Beaulieu.
E. Dunmore.L. Digby.
E. March.L. Sundridge.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Suffix.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Harrington.
E. Bucks.
E. Temple.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
V. Hereford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 21st Day of this instant March, at Ten o' Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir; S. Sebright, et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir John Saunders Sebright 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 changing and altering the Course of Descent, (of Copyhold Estates held of the Manor of Wolverley, in the County of Worcester), from the Nature of Borough English to the Course of Descent according to Common Law.”

Murray and Carlyle against Carlyle.

The Answer of George Carlyle, Respondent to the Appeal of Jean Murray alias Carlyle of (fn. 5) Lotharthur, and John Hanna Carlyle her Husband, was this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 7o Martii 1769;

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Ciccstnen.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Bristol, C.P.S.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven.March. Rockingham.Ds. Bathurst
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Cadogan.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. King.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Duamore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS

D. Queensberry Estate Bill.

The Lord Berkeley of Stratton reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, and his Heirs, in Fee Simple, certain Lands, Part of his entailed Estate, in the County of Dumfries and for settling in Lieu thereof other Lands lying contiguous to and interspersed with the said entailed Estate,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered; That the said Bill be engrossed.

Belper Ward Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part or Share of Belper Ward which belongeth to Highedge, in the County of Derby.

Wimblington Damage Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining, embanking, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Hamlet of Wimblington, in the Parish of Doddington and in the Parish of Chattoriss, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge.”

Hot and Kingston upon Hall Play Estate Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Playhouse in the City of York, and in the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull.”

Cirencester, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester, in the County of Glouceseter, to the Tenth Mile Stone from Cirencester, at or near the East End of the Town of Tetbury, and from the West End of the ,Church-yard in the said Town of Tetbury to a Gate in the said County, near the Monument upon Lansdown.”

Thwing Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Thwing, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

Atwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and other Open Grounds, within the Township of Atwick, otherwise Attenwick, in Holderness, in the County of York.”

Bishop Wilton Enclosure Bill.

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

Crosgate Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common” called Crosgate Moor, in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham, and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain enclosed Intercommon Lands there.”

Sir “Thomas Broughton's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Timber Trees and other Trees standing and being upon the Estates of Sir Thomas Brouhton, in the Counties of Chester and Stafford, and to enable them to sell, cut down, sell, and dispose of, the same; and to lay out a competent Part of the Money arising by the Sale thereof in re-building the ancient Mansion House of the Family called Doddington Hall, in the County of Chester, and the necessary Offices to be enjoyed therewith 5 and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Barrow's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of John Barrow, in the County of Chester, in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of Debts; and other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sir J. S Sebright to alter the Descents oF Copyhold Estate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for changing and altering the “Course of Descent (of Copyhold Estates held of the Manor of Wolverley, in the County of Worcester) from the Nature of Borough English to the Course of Descent according to Common Law.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Durham.L. Berkeley Str.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Delamer.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Trevor.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Bathurs.
E. Denbigh.L. Cadogan.
E. Stamford.L. King
E. Shaftesbury.L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn.L. Hyde.
E. Loudoun.L. Boston.
E. Dunmorc.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Pomfret.
E. Ilchester.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 22d of this instant March at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

To enable Mr Byrom to build Clinch at Manchester, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Edward Byrom Esquire to complete a Building intended for a new Church in the Town of Manchester, and for making the same a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to it, with an Amendment

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

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

Birmingham Navigation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from Birmingham to Bilslone, and from thence to Autherley, there to communicate with the Canal now making between the Rivers Severn and Trent” and for making collateral Cuts up to several Coal Mines, and to explain and amend the said Act.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sancton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of Sancton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Eaton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Acl for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows. and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Eaton, in the County of Leicester”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

D. Grafton's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton with the Honourable Ann Liddell his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Worgan's Divorce BID.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Worgan with Sarah Mackelcan his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Nullum Tempus Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, “An Act for the general Quiet of the Subjects, against all Pretences of Concealment what soever;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Nafferton and Wanbsord Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Open Lands and Grounds, within the Townships of Nafferton and Wansford, in the Parish of Nafferton, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn

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

DIE Mercurii, 8o Martii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Burestn.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Dux Beaufort.Ds. Delamer.
Dux AtholDs. Bathurst.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Romney.
Comes Stamford.Ds. King.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Abercorn,Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Dartmouth.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

D. Grafton's Divorce Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton with the Honourable Ann Liddell his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

D.Qneensberry's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, and his Heirs, in Fee Simple, certain Lands, Part of his entailed Estate, in the County of Dumfries, and for settling in Lieu thereof other Lands lying contiguous to, and interspersed with, the said entailed Estate.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative,

Message to H C with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

North Hickham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, the Open Fields, Meadows, Fens, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Hickham, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed: “That they had considered ' the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Markfield Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields within the Lordship or Liberty of Markfield, in the County of Leicester, and the Common Ground there lying, within the Ring or Boundaries of the same Fields, or adjoining thereto;j”' was committed.

Grendon Underwood Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor or Parish of Grendon Underwood, in the County of Buckingham,” was committed.

Shaxton Enclosure Bill

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Shaxton, otherwise Shackston, otherwise Shackerston, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Monk Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Monk Bridge, near the Suburbs of the City of York, to New Malt on, and from thence to Scar' borough, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also from Spittlehouse, in the East Riding of the said County, to Scarborough aforesaid,” 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.”

Backus and Hell's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, ] An Act for naturalizing Gerard Backus and Leonard Holl,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

F.Shelbunc's Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act For vetting Part of the Real Estate, devised and directed to be purchased by the Will of Henry Earl of Shelhirne, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, and in Tokenhouse Tard, in the Parish of Saint Margaret Lothbury, in the City of London, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged; and for laying out the Money arising by Sale or Mortgage thereof in the Purchase of Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, in England, to be settled to the Uses of his said Will; and for enabling the Persons these in mentioned to grant such Leases as are therein expressed;” was committed: That they had consider'ed the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Worgan's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Delamer (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Worgan with Sarah Mackelcan his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

E. Shelburrte's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate devised and directed to be purchased by the Will of Henry Earl of Shelburne, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, and in Token-house Yard, London, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged; and for laying out the Money arising by Sale or Mortgage thereof in the Purchase of Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, in England, to be settled to the Uses of his said Will; and for enabling the Persons therein mentioned to grant such Leases as are therein expressed.”

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.

Cairncross against Heatley et al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Hugh Cairncross is Appellant, and William Heatley and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Tomorrow; and that the Cause which stands for Tomorrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Cause which stands for that Day, be put off to Monday next; and that the Rest of the Causes (except the Four appointed to be heard after the. Recess at Easter) be removed in Course.

Montrose Two Pennies Scots Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Sects, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that (hall be vended or sold within the Town of Montrose and Privileges thereof, for supplying the said Town with Fresh Water; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby Br.
D. BeaufortL. Bp. Landaff;L. Willoughby Pr
D. Athol.L. Delamer.
E. Denbigh.L. Bathurst
E. Stamford.L. Romney.
E. Rochford.L. King.
E. Strathmore.L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn.L. Hyde.
E. Loudoun.L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont.L. Boston.
E. Dartmouth.L. Lovel & Holland
E. Hardwicke.L. Sundridge.
E. Ilchester.
V. Weymouth
V. Wentworth

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

Wimblington Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for' the more effectual draining, embanking, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Hamlet of Wimblington, in the Parish of Doddington, and in the Parish of Chatteriss, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge.'”

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

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

Message from H. C. to return the Bill to enable Mr. Byrom to build a Church at Manchester, with Amendment, agreed to.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Edward Byrom Esquire to complete a Building intended for a new Church in the Town of Manchester, and for making the same a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Adjourn

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

DIE Jovis, 9o Martii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales (fn. 6) quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort
Dux Bolton.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Dudley & ward.
Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston

PRAYERS.

Cairncros; against Heatlyetal

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Hugh Cairncross Mason in Gallajbiels, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th of August 1767; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of William Heatly Smith in Newton, Thomas Miln Tenant in. Clintmams William Myrtle, Son of the deceased Thomas Myrtle Brewer in Edinburgh, and Alexander Home of Manderston 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.

Worgan's Divorce Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Worgan with Sarah Mackelcan his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C with it.

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

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

Sir Edw. Aftley's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Buckinghamshire reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of Sir Edward Astley Baronet, in the County of Warwick, in him in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses of the Settlement made on his Marriage with Rhoda Astley his former Wife deceased, and for substituting and settling an undivided Moiety of other Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses, with such Powers, as therein mentioned,” was committed; That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Backers et Holl&s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Bills, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Gerard Backus and Leonard Holl.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Edw. Act ley's Estate Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Bitla, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of Sir Edward Astley Baronet, in the County of Warwick, in him, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses of the Settlement made on his Marriage with Rhoda Astley his former Wife deceased, and for substituting and settling an undivided Moiety of other Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses, with such Powers as therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Markfield Enclosure Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Bitta, intituled,” An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, within the Lordship or Liberty of Markfield, in the County of Leicester, and the Common Ground there lying within the Ring or Boundaries of the same Fields, or adjoining thereto.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shaxton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Shaxton, otherwise Shackston, otherwise Shackerston, in the County of Leicester”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

North Hickham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining, the Open Fields, Meadows, Fens, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Hickham, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Monk Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Monk Bridge, near the Suburbs of the City of York, to New Malton, and from thence to Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also from Spittle House, in the East Riding of the said County, to Scarborough aforesaid.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Grendon Underwood Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor or Parish of Grendon Underwood, in the County of Buckingham”

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 the former Messengers:

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

Wimblington. &c. Diamage Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining, embanking, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in. the Hamlet of Wimblington, in the Parish of Doddington, and in the Parish of Charteriss, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, 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.”

Message from H. C. to return E. Abingdon's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for appointing Jointures for the Wives, and providing Portions for the younger Children, of the Right Honourable Willoughby Earl of Abingdon, and the Honourable Peregrine Bertie his Brother: and for other the Purposes therein mentioned:” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Cirencester, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to the Tenth Mile Stone from Cirencester, at or near the East End of the Town of Tetbury, and from the West End of the Church Yard in the said Town of Tetbury, to a Gate in the said County, near the Monument upon Lansdown.”

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

D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Willoughby Pr,
D. Bolton.L. Delamer.
D. Northumberland.L. Sandys.
M. RockinghatL. Boston.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Suffolk.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rochford.
E. Poulet.
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bucks.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Nafferton and Wanford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Open Lands and Grounds, within the Townships of Nafferton and Wansford, in the Parish of Nafferton, in the East Riding of the County of York:”

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

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

Atwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for; dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and other Open Grounds, within the Township of Atwick, otherwise Attenwick, in Holdernesse, in the County of York.”

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

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

Thwing Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for ' dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields,' Lands, and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Thwing, in the East Riding of the County of York.

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

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

Belpr Ward Enclosure Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part or Share of Belper Ward, which belongeth to Highedge, in the County of Derby:

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

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

CrosgateMoor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common, called Crosgate Moor, in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain enclosed Intercomtnon Lands there.”

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

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

Cublington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, in the Manor, Parish, Liberties, or Precincts, of Cublington in the County of Buckingham”

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

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

York and Kingston upon Hull Playhouse Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for enabling His Majesty to license a Playhouse in the City of York, and in the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull:”

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.

Harlow Bush Common to Woodford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act: to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Tenth Year of King George the First, and the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North Part of Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow to Woodford, in the County of Essex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Murray and Carly'e against Carlyle.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Jean Murray alias Carlyle, and John Hanna Carlyle her Husband are Appellants, and George Carlyle is Respondent.”

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

Sir John An struther against Maxwell:

A Petition of Sir John Anstruther Baronet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which David Maxwell is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing, and of the said David Maxwell, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Matters in Dispute between the Parties, are now settled by an amicable Compromise;” and therefore praying, That they may be at Liberty to withdraw the said Appeal.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Appeal with drawn.

Ordered,' That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum Martii, hora undecima Auroræs, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 10o Martii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales (fn. 7) quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landaven.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Abergavenny.
Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Dux Athol.Ds. Delamer.
Dux Chandois.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Winchilsea.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Ilchester,Ds. Sondes.
Comes Radnor.Ds. Scarsdale.
Viscount Say & Sele.Ds. Boston.
Viscount Weymouth.Ds. Digby.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Arthuragainst Gourlay:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of James Arthur, late Surgeon to the Regiment of Foot commanded by Colonel Morris, 'complaining of Two Interlocutors of the “Commissaries of Edinburgh of the 16th of May and 22d of June 1768 and of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary or the 3d of Augush 176B 5 and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session of the 55th of November 1768; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have “such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in “their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem just;” as also upon the Answer of Janet Gourlay, put in to the said 'Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed, with Costs.

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 several Interlocutors 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 for her Colts, in respect of the said Appeal.

D. Northumberland's Estate Bill, Motion to dis pense with standing Order.

The House being 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 selling the capital Messuage or Mansion House called Percy Lodge, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Bucks, devised by the Will of the Most Noble Frances late Duchess Dowager of Somerset, 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 same Uses,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

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

Nasserton and Wansford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord “Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Open Lands and Grounds, within the Townships of Nafferton and Wansford, in the Parish of Nafferton, in the East Riding of the (bounty of Turk,” 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.”

Montrose Two Pennies Scots Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of” Ale or Beer that shall be vencled or sold within the Town of Montrose, and Privileges thereof, for supplying the said Town with Fresh Water; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Cirencester, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to the Tenth Mile Stone from Cirencester, at or near the East End of the Town of Tetbury, and from the West End of the Church Yard in the said Town 01 Tetbury, to a Gate in the, said County near the Monument upon Lansdown,” was committed.

Wimblington, &c Diamage Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining, embanking, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Hamlet of Wimblinton, in the Parish of Doddington, and in the Parish of Charteriss, within the lsle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge”

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 it.

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

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Thwing Enclosure Bill the King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth acquainted the Houses That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Thwing, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was pleased to consent, as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned, that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think sir.

and to the Atwick Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth also acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “' An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and other Open Grounds, within the Township of Atwick, otherwise Attenwick, in Holdernesse, in the County of York;” was also pleased to consent, as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned, that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Thwing Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Thwing, in the East Riding of the County of York” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Atwick Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and other Open Grounds, within the Township of Atwick, otherwise Attenwick, in Holderness, in the County of York,” was committed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræs, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Rochley. Vide Journals of H C Vol. 22. p.249 a.
2 Origin and enclosing but it is not so in any other Entry of the Proceedings on the Bill.
3 Sic.
4 Sic.
5 This is Locharthur in the Petition of Appeal presented 20th of January.
6 Sic.
7 Sic.