House of Lords Journal Volume 32
March 1770, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: March 1770, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 469-488. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113330 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 12o Martii 1770.
Hepburn against Portmore. Interlocutors affirmed. Sir John Gordon against L. Ellibank et al. Cosham Ma-Dor. Grant of, to Methuen, Bill. Blackbourton Enclosure Bill. Derby Hills Enclosure Bill. Tunstall, &c. Road Bill. Hanman's Nat. Bill. Sir Thomas Chamneys I eave for a Bill. Bill read. L. Milton et al Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Luttrell against Netter-ville et Ux. Pleadings proved. Macleod et al. Against sir John Gordon et al Petition to amend Appeal. Irvine against E. Aberdeen et al. L. Ellibanket al. against sir John Gordon; Cross Appeal. Allett's Bill. DIE Mercurii, 14o Martii 1770. Wilkie against Simpson. Interlocutors affirmed, with Costs. Bromley's Bill. Caldecot's Bill. E. Roseberry against Fowlis et al. Palmes Leave for a Bill. Bill read. L Milton's Estate Bill. E. Aylesford et Ux. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Martin's Bill. Champney's Bill. Ipswich, &c. Road Bill. Grant of the Manor of Cosham to Methuen, Bill. Galley Corner to Lemsford Mill Road Bill. Thornton Enclosure Bill. Ravenstone 's Enclosure Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bi11. Bicester to Aylesbury Road Bill. Birmingham, &c Road Bill. Cirencester to Birdhp Hill Road Bill. Navenby Enclosure Bill: Poulton, &c. small Debts Bill. Norwich to Swaffham,&c. Roads Bill. Winterton Enclosure Bill. Uppingham Enclosure Bill. New Chappell, &c. Road Bill. Benniworth Enclosure Bill. Hanman's Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. with it, Derby Hills Enclosure Bill: Blackbourton Enclosure Bill Tunstall, &c. Road Bill. Message to H. C, that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Motion for an Address for an Account of the Civil Lift Expences. Notice taken of Words spoken by E Chatham in the Debate, and Resolution thereupon. Motion for the said Address again stated, and refused. Address for an Account of Debts on the Civil List, &c. Adjourn. DIE Veneris, 16o Martii 1770.
King present. Bills passed. Simson against Macdonald and Macmillan. Interlocutors affirmed. Exportation of Malt, Bill. Simpson Enclosure Bill. Luttrell against Netterville et Ux. Headings proved. Docksey'sBill; Motion to dispense With Standing Order D Kingston's Estate Bill. Benniworth Enclosure bill Pelham for Leave to exhibit a Petition for a Private Bill. Referred to Judges. Barton to Brandon Bridge Road Bill. Birmingham. &c. Road Bill. Cirencester to Birdlip Hill, Road Bill. Navenby ENCLOSURE Bill. Poulton, &c. Small Debts Bill. Norwich to Swaffham, &c. Road Bill. Wintenton Enclosure Bill. Uppingham Enclosure Bill. Manor of Cosham, Grant of to Methuen, Bill Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Caldecot’s Bill: Bromley's Bill: Message to H C. with the Two preceding Bills. St. Martin in the Fields Workhouse Bill. Compton Enclosure Bill. Sir Geo Robinson's Estate Bill; the King's Consent signified to it; and to Ravenstone Enclosure Bill. Bassenthwaite Enclosure Bill. Heslerton Enclosure Bill. Message From H.C. to return Walkers Bill: Wilson, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Norwich to Watton, Road Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Ravenstone Enclosure Bill. Bulkington Enclosure Bill. Dunchurch to Stone Budge, Road Bill. E Aylesford's Estate Bill. Palmes's Bill. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Irving's Appeal. Adjoin DIE Lunæ, 19o Martii 1770.
Wedderburns against Sir Peter Halket et al.: Interlocutors reversed. The King's Answer to Address of Wednesday last. Sir Geo Robinsons Estate Bill. Navenby Enclosure Bill. Uppingham Enclosure Bill. Norwich to Swaffham,&c. Road Bill. Barton to Brandon Bridge Road Bill. New Chappell, &c. Road Bill. Birmingham, &c. Road Bill. Exportation of malt, Bill. Docksey'sBill; Standing Order dispensed with. D Kingston's Estate Bill. Message to H.C. with it. Benniworth Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Elvey's Bill. Galley Corner to Lemsford Mill;Road Bill. Bicester to Aylesouy Road Bill. Lumley against Ballamy. Writ of Error non pros with Cost. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Hastie and Jamieson against Arthur. Winterton Enclosure Bill, the King's Consent signified to it. Bassenthwaite Enclosure Bill. City of Exeter to the Cattle, Highway, Bill. Denton Enclosure Bill. Holland Fen Bill. Wyvill Heath Enclosure Bill. Westwell Enclosure Bill. Warrington to Wallgate Road Bill. Hilland Dyer's Composition Bill. Bottesford Enclosure Bill. Thornton Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. DIE Martis, 20o Martii 1770.
E. Radnors Estate Bill. Ipswich to Cleydon, &c. Road Bill. Galley Comes to Lemsford Mill Road Bill. Simpson Enclosure Bill Petition against it. Sir Geo. Robinson's Estate Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill: Birmingham, &c. Road Bill. Norwich to Swaffham, &c. Road Bill: Uppingham Enclosure Bill: New Chappell, &c. Road Bill: Navenby Enclosure Bill: Barton to Brandon Bridge Road Bill: Winterton Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Compton Enclosure Bill. Wellsbourn Mountfort to Stratford upon Avon, Road Bill. Wyvill Heath Enclosure Bill. West Heslerton Enclosure Bill, . West well En. closure Bill. Bottesford Enclosure Bill. City of Exeter to the Cattle, Highway, Bill. Order for taking the Printer of the Middlesex Journal into Custody read. Usher of the Black Rod examined. Means For making such Orders more” effectual to be considered. Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Lunæ, 12o Martii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despener.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien.March. Rockingham.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Wigorn.Comes Exeter.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Nonricen.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Glocestr.Comes Shoftesbury.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Rochford.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Pettiburg.Comes Marchmont.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Roseberry.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Dartmouth.Ds. Baston.
Comes llchester.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Viscount Weymouth.Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Hepburn against Portmore.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Saturday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Mr. Thomas Hepburn the King's Presented to the Parish of Aberlady, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 19th of November and 15th of December 1768; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 9th of March 1769; and praying, “ That the same might be revered, 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 Charles Earl of Postmore put in to the Said Appeal and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Sir John Gordon against L. Ellibank et al.

The Answer of Patrick Lord Ellibank and others to the Appeal of Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet, was this Day brought in.

Cosham Ma-Dor. Grant of, to Methuen, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for enabling His Majesty to grant the Inheritance in Fee-Simple of the Manor of Cosham, in the County ofWilts, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances thereof, now held under a Demise by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, in Trust for Paul Methuen Esquire, unto the Said Paul Methuen and his Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be paid for the same.”

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

Ordered, That this House be put into a Committee upon the Said Bill on Wednesday next.

Blackbourton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing. certain Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Grounds, in the Parish of Blackbourton, in the County of Oxford,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Derby Hills Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Gottfried Hanman was committed.”

Tunstall, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tunstall, in the County of Stafford, to Bosley, in the County of Chester, and from Great Chell to Shelton, in the Said County of Stafford," 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.”

Hanman's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for naturalizingJohn gottfried “Hanman” was committed;

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed;

Sir Thomas Chamneys I eave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Thomas Champneys Baronet praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill: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 Sale of Part of the Settled Estates late of Richard Champneys Esquire deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

L. Milton et al Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton and others praying Leave to brine in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Winterborne Clenston, in the County of Dorset, in Trustees, for the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton and his Heirs, discharged of the several Charitable Uses to which the same now stand limited, and, in Lieu thereof, to subject and charge the same, and other Lands and Hereditaments in the same County, whereof the Said Joseph Lord Milton is seised in Fee, with the Payment of a Perpetual Rent-Charge of greater Value and for other Purposes.”

Luttrell against Netter-ville et Ux. Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, “ That Walter Sweetman attended, in older to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein John Luttrell is Appellant, and Robert Netterville et Ux. are respondents:”

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

And then he withdrew.

Macleod et al. Against sir John Gordon et al Petition to amend Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Roderick Macleod and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir John Gordon and others are Respondents; setting forth, " That since presenting the Petition and Appeal in this Cause, and before their Lordships Order was served upon the Respondents, the Respondent Sir John Gordon petitioned the Court of Session to have the Appellant Roderick Macleod's Bond, in the Proceedings mentioned, transmitted to the Barons of the Exchequer, that the Sums thereby due might be recovered; and that Court, by Interlocutor 1st February 1770, “ ordained the Petition to be seen and answered, and the Answer to be in the Boxes against the 15th (then) Instant;” and the other Respondent William Gordon having likewise petitioned the Said Court, and his Petition answered, the following Interlocutor, 28th February 1770, was pronounced: “ Find that William Gordon the Petitioner is not barred from claiming his Share of the Jurisdictions Money, on Account of the Decreet obtained at the Instance of Mr. Charles Hamilton Gordon, the Petitioner's Father, against Mr. John Macledo, in respect the Said Decreet is void; and remit to the Lord Ordinary to proceed accordingly;” and therefore praying Leave, “ To amend their said Appeal by adding the above Two Interlocutors of the 1st and 28th of February 1770, they amending the Respondents Copy:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their Said Appeal as desired, they amending the Respondents Copy.

Irvine against E. Aberdeen et al.

A Petition of the Earl of Aberdeen and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Alexander Irvine is Appellant, was prelected and read; settings forth, “ That the Proceedings in this Cause being very voluminous, and the Question of great Importance to the Parties, who cannot have their Counsel properly instructed to proceed in the Hearing on Friday the 23d of March, the Day for which it now stands;” and therefore praying, “That the Hearing of this Cause may be put oft to Tuesday the 3d of April next.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to Thursday the 25th of this instant March.

L. Ellibanket al. against sir John Gordon; Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Patrick Lord Ellibank, William Fraser of Balnain, Roderick Macleod of Cadboll, Charles Urquhart of Braelangwell, William Anderson of Udall, Mr. William Pulteney, formerly Johnston, Advocate, Henry Davidson of Tulloch, Alexander Fraser of Cidduthill, Hugh Rose of Aitnoch, James Crawfurd Writer in Edinburgh William Fraser of Ardochie, Kenneth Lord Fortrose, Mr. David Ross of Inverchasly Advocate, David Kofi Commissary Clerk of Ross, Roderick Macleod Writer in Edinburgh, and David Ross in Cadboll; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 18th and 20th of December 1766, of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 11th of February 1767, and also of Two other Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 5th of July and 15th of November 1768; and praying, “ That the same may be revered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet, may be required to answer the Said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the Said Sir John Gordon may have a Copy of the Said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Mondaythe 9th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents of the Said Respondent, in the Said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Allett's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for, vesting the Two undivided Fourth Parts of Priscilla Allett (the Wife of John Allett Esquire), and of Alice Warner (the Wife of William Warner Gentleman), of and in the Manors or reputed Manors of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, and divers Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, in the County of Oxford, in Trustees, to sell and convey the same to William Frozen Gentleman, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in Three Pounds per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities, to be secured and transferred in Manner therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Le Despencer.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Durham.L. Abergavenny.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Bath & Wells.L. Wilkughby Br.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. Chester.L. Willoughby Par.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Hay.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Sandys.
E. Rochford.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Ravensworth.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. St. AsaphL. Hyde.
E. Marchmont.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Walpole.
E. Roseberry.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Mansfield.
E. Oxford.L. Lyttelton.
E. Dartmouth.L. Scarsdale.
E. Ilchester.L. Boston.
V. Weymouth.L. Level & Holland.
L. Vernon.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 27th 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.

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

Message from H.C. to return the Bp. of Bristol's Bill

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to enable the Bishop of Bristol to grant a Lease or Leases of a Close of Ground, commonly called The Bishop'sPark, in the Parish of Saint Augustine, otherwise calledSaint Augustine the Less, within the City of Bristol or the Suburbs thereof;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Ipswich to Cleydon, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for continuing the Terms and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament, made for repairing the Road from Ipswich to Cleydon, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Suffolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Benniworth Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Uppingham 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 Part of the Common Fields in the Parish of Uppingham, in the County of Rutland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Navenby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Poulton, &c. Small Debts Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir (fn. 1) Henry Houghton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Poulton, Kirkham, Lytham, and Bispham,

and Townships of (fn. 2) Preeshall and Stalmine, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” to which they define the Concurrence of this House.

New Chappell, &c Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from New Chappell in the County of Surry, over Copthorn, in the County of Sussex, through Lindfield to the Town of Ditchling up to the Top of Ditchling Bost Hills, in the said County of Sussex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Winterton Enclosure Bill

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

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

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

Cartwright's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for enabling Thomas Cartwright Esquire to sell, in Fee-Simple, Part of the Settled Estates of the said Thomas Cartwright, to discharge Incumbrances, and for settling the Remainder of the said Estates to the several Uses therein mentioned.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 27th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please;

E Orford's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for vesting a Messuage in Pall Mall, and the Pictures and Furniture thereunto belonging, in George Earl of Orford, discharged from certain Trusts created thereof, and for settling Freehold Lands in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses therein mentioned.”

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

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

Committees adjourned.

Ordered, That the Committees, which stand appointed for Tomorrow, be adjourned to Wednesday next.

Sutherland Claim of Peerage, Committees of Privileges to meet on.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges to whom the Petitions of the several Persons claiming the Peerage of Sutherland, &c. stand referred, do meet on Wednesday next, in order to appoint a Day for hearing Counsel upon the said Claims, and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 14o Martii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower. Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Halifax, C.P.S.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bath. & WellsDux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby Par,
Epus Cestrien.Dux Grafton.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Craven.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Bedford.Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Devorshire.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Kingston.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Portland.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Manchester.Ds. King.
Epus. Bristol.Dux Chandos.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Meneven.Dux NorthumberlandDs. Montfort.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Montagu.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Landaven.March. Rockingham.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Bruce.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Archer.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Northampton.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Essex.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Camden.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Digby.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Wilkie against Simpson.

After hearing Counsel upon the amended Petition and Appeal of John Wilkie of Foulden Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of January 1769; and of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 26th of January, and 9th and nth of February 1769; and praying, “ That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Samuel Simpson of Newlands 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 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 Sixty Pounds for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Bromley's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for empowering the Guardians named in the Will of William Throckmorton Bromley Esquire deceased, to make Sale of Timber growing upon Part of his Settled Estates, and for inverting the Money thereby arising in the Purchase of Lands for the Benefit of his Infant Children,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to die House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Caldecot's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for discharging certain Estates from the Uses and Trusts thereof, created in and by an Act of Parliament, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act for charging the Settled and Unsettled Estates of Gilbert Caldecot Esquire, with railing Money to pay his Debts and Incumbrances; and for limiting his Unsettled Estates to charged to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement; and for charging the said Estates to the several Uses and Trusts therein mentioned;” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made 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.

E. Roseberry against Fowlis et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Niel Earl of Roseberry, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 6th of this instant March; and praying, “ That the same may be reversed or varied, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that William Fowlis of Woodhall, and the other Heirs Substitutes, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William. Fowlis and the other Heirs Substitutes may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 11th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Palmes Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of George Palmes Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable George Palmes Esquire to raise Money, by Sale or Mortgage of a competent Part of his Estates in the County of York, (comprised in the Settlement made upon his Marriage), for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances, and other Purposes therein expressed.”

L Milton's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Winterbourne Clenston in the County of Dorset, in Trustees, for the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton and his Heirs, discharged of the several Charitable Uses to which the same now stand limited; and, in Lieu thereof, to subject and charge the same and other Lands and Hereditaments in the same County, whereof the said Joseph Lord Milton is seised in Fee, with the Payment of a perpetual Rent Charge of greater Value; 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. Abp. York.L. Le Despencer.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. London.L. Abergavenny.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Beaufort:L. Bp. Bath & Wells.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chester.L. Paget.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Clifton.
D. Devonshire.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Craven.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Salisbury. .L. Boyle.
D. Kingston.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Hay.
D. Portland.L. Bp. NorwichL. Masham.
D. ManchesterrL. Bp. Gloucester.L. Romney.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Cadogan.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. King.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Bristol.L. Monson.
D. Montagu.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Godolphin.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Montfort.
Ld. Steward. L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Edgecumbe.
Ld. Chamberlain L. Bp. Landaff.L. Sandys.
E. Huntingdon.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Bruce.
E. Suffolk.L. Ravensworth.
E. Exeter.L. Archer.
E. Northampton.L. Ponsonby.
E. Denbigh.L. Hyde.
E. Westmorland.L. Walpole.
E. Peterborough.L. Mansfield.
E. Stamford.L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich.L. Wycombe.
E. Essex.L. Boston.
E. Carlisle.L. Pelham.
E. Doncaster.L. Beaulieu.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Vernon.
E. Litchfield.L. Camden.
E. Berkeley.L. Digby.
E. Abingdon.L. Sundridge.
E. Plimouth.
E. Scarborough.
E. Rochford.
E. Albemarle.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Harrington.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 29th 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.

E. Aylesford et Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Heneage Earl of Aylesford and Charlotte his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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 certain Manors and Lands in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estates of Charlotte Countess of Aylesford, and her Issue, in Heneage Earl of Aylesford and his Heirs, and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Warwick, the Estates of the said Earl, of greater and better Value, to the like Uses in Lieu thereof.”

Martin's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for confirming a Jointure made by John Martin Esquire, under a Power contained in the Will of James Martin Esquire deceased, and rendering the same Power more effectual.”

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 29th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Champney's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates late of Richard Champneys Esquire deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 29th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ipswich, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for continuing the Terms and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament, made for repairing the Road from Ipswich to Cleydon, and several other Roads, therein mentioned, in the County of Suffolk.”

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.

Grant of the Manor of Cosham to Methuen, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for enabling His Majesty to grant the Inheritance, in Fee-Simple, of the Manor of Cosham, in the County of Wilts, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances thereof, now held under a Demise, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, in Trust for Paul Methuen Esquire, unto the said Paul Methuen and his Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be paid for the same.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Galley Corner to Lemsford Mill Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act to continue Two Acts, of the Third and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from Galley Corner adjoining to Endfield Chace, in the Parish of South Minis, in the County of Middlesex, to Lernsford Mill, in the County of Hertford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Thornton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Township and Manor of Thornton, in Bradford Bale, in the West Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ravenstone 's Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Waste Grounds, in the Lordship or Liberty of Ravenstone, otherwise Raunston, in the Counties of Leicester and Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bi11.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whitworth (fn. 3) et al.:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bicester to Aylesbury Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Bicester, in the County of Oxford, to Aylesbury, in the County of Bucks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Birmingham, &c Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, of the

Eighteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, (through Elmdon), to a Lane leading by the End of Stonebridge, in the said County.”

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.

Cirencester to Birdhp Hill Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Birdhp Hill, in the said County.”

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.

Navenby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Navenby, 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.

Poulton, &c. small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Poulton, Kirkham, Lytham, and Bispham, and Townships of Preesall and Stalmine, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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.

Norwich to Swaffham,&c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for amending and widening the Road from Saint Benedict's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to Swaffham, in the County of Norfolk;and from Halfpenny Bridge, in Honingham, to the Bounds of Yaxham; and also a Lane called Hangman's Lane, near the Gates of the said City.”

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.

Winterton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Winterton, 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.

Uppingham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing Part of the Common Fields in the Parish of Uppingham, in the County of Rutland.”

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.

New Chappell, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from New Chappell, in the County of Surry, over Copthorn, in the County of Sussex, through Lindfield, to the Town of Ditchling, up to the Top of Ditchling Bost Hills, in the said County of Sussex.”

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

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

Benniworth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds within the Parish of Benniworth, 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.

Hanman's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for naturalizing John Gottfried Hanman.”

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. Anguish:

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

Derby Hills Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Waste Ground called Derby Hills, in the County of Derby, Parcel of the Manor of Castle Donington, in the Counties of Leicester and Derby“

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Blackbourton Enclosure Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Grounds, in the Parish of Blackbourton, in the County of Oxford”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tunstall, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tunstall, in the County of Stafford, to Bosley, in the County of Chester; and from Great Chell to Shelton, in the said County of Stafford”

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.

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

Motion for an Address for an Account of the Civil Lift Expences.

Moved, “ That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give Directions that there be laid before this House, an Account of all the Civil Lift Expences which were incurred, or became due, between the 5th Day of January 1769 and the 5th Day of January 1770, according to the Establishment and other Appointments then in Use.”

Which being objected to:

Notice taken of Words spoken by E Chatham in the Debate, and Resolution thereupon.

A Debate ensued thereupon, in the Course of which the Earl of Chatham in his Speech having said, “ That the late Lord Chancellor was dismissed for giving his Vote in this House:”

Which Words the House taking Exception to;

And it being moved, “ That the said Words might be read:”

It was moved, “ To adjourn.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate,

The said Motion for adjourning was, by Leave of the House, withdrawn.

Then the Words spoken by the Earl of Chatham were read by the Clerk, and are as follow:

“ That the late Lord Chancellor was dismissed for giving his Vote in this House.”

Then it was moved, “To resolve, That nothing has appeared to this House to justify that Assertion.”

Which being objected to: After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon: It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Accordingly,

RESOLVED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That nothing has appeared to this House to justify that Assertion.

Motion for the said Address again stated, and refused.

Then the Motion, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, That he will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House, an Account of all the Civil Lift Expences which were incurred, or became due, between the 5th Day of January 1769 and the 5th Day of January 1770, according to the Establishment and other Appointments then in Use,” being again stated to the House:

The Question was put thereupon: It was resolved in the Negative.

Address for an Account of Debts on the Civil List, &c.

Then it was moved, “ That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House, an Account of the Debt on the Civil List, as it flood on the 5th Day of April 1762, the 5th Day of April 1763, the 5th Day of July 1765, and the 5th Day of July 1766; together with an Account of the Arrears of His late Majesty's Civil List Revenues unapplied, and His present Majesty's Civil List Cash remaining in the Exchequer at those several Times.”

The same was agreed to, and Ordered accordingly.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præfens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 16o Martii 1770.

REX

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin.Dux Richmond.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresin.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bath &c Wells.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Par
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bedford.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Craven.
Epus. Litch & Cov.Dux Portland.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Manchester.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Chandos.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Bristol.March. Rockingham.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Exon.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. King.
Epus. Oxon.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Meneven.Comes HuntingdonDs. Godolphin.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Exeter.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Northampton.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes CarlisleDs. Lyttelton.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Boston.
Comes Scarbrough.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Albemarle.Ds. Camden.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Digby.
Comes AbercornDs. Sundridge.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker,

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, level ally, as follow:

Bills passed.

“1. An Act to continue, for a limited Time, an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to discontinue; for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hog's Lard, and Grease.”

“2. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads, in the County of Cardigan.”

“3 An Act for amending the Road from Aylesbury, in the County of Buckingham, through Thameand Little Milton, to the Turnpike Road between Bensington and Shillingford, in the County of 0xford:”

“4. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Upton, in the Parish of Ratley, to the North End of Bridge Street in the Town of Great Kington, and from thence to the Guide Post at the Town of Wellesbourne Hastings, in the County of Warwick.”

“ 5. An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act, of the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, leading to and through the Borough of Lyme Regis; and for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Road on Uplyme Hill, to the Turnpike Road at The Three Ashes, in the Parish of Crewkerne, in the County of Somerset; and other Roads therein mentioned.”

“ 6. An Act to enlarge, the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Leeds to Sheffield, in the County of York, so far as the same relates to the Road from Leeds to Wakefields.”

“ 7. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, for amending the Road from Christopher's Bridge, in the Borough of Thetford, in the County of Suffolk, to the Northeast End of the Town of Newmarket, in the County of Cambridge.”

“ 8. An Act for the repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Eaton Bridge, Turnpike Road at Cockham Hill, in the Parish of Westerham, in the County of Kent, through the Village of Limpsfield, to the Village of Titsey, over Botley Hill, Wormsheath, and Willingham Common, to the Turnpike Road leading from Croydon to Godstone, in the County of Surry.”

“ 9. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Lewes to Brighthelmstone, in the County of Sussex”.

“ 10. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tunstall, in the County, of Stafford, to Bosley, in the County of Chester; and from Great Chell to Shelton, in the said County of Stafford.”

“11. An Act for the better regulating the Navigation of the River Trent, from Wilden Ferry, otherwise Cavendish Bridge, in the County of Derby, to Gainsborough, in the County of Lincoln.”

“ 12. An Act for the better maintaining, regulating, and employing the Poor, within the Parish of Saint Paul Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex.”

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

Le Roy le veult”

“ 13. An Act to enable the Bishop of Bristol to grant a Lease or Leases of a Close of Ground, commonly called The Bishop's Park, in the Parish of Saint Augustine, otherwise called Saint Augustine the Less, within the City of Bristol, or the Suburbs thereof.”

“ 14. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields, and certain Commonable Places, in the Parish of Halloughton, in the County of Leicester.”

“ 15. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields in Ratby, in the Parish of Ratby and County of Leicester.”

“ 16. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Waddington, in the County of the City of Lincoln.”

“ 17. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Saddington, in the County of Leicester.”

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

“ 19. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons, within the Manor or Lordship of Brampton, in the Parish of Longmarston, in the County of Westmorland.”

“ 20. An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Common or Tract of Ground, Parcel of Mendip, in the Parishes of East Cranmore and West Cranmore, in the County of Somerset.”

21. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Waste Ground called Derby Hills, in the County of Derby, Parcel of the Manor of Castle Donington, in the Counties of Leicester and Derby.”

“ 22. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Grounds, in the Parish of Blackbourton, in the County of Oxford.”

“ 23. An Act to enable William Harwood and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Backwell, pursuant to the Will of William Backwell deceased.”

“ 24. An Act to enable William Head Esquire, a Minor, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of James only, and to bear the Coat Armour of the Family of John James Esquire deceased.”

“ 25. An Act for naturalizing Christian Gottlieb Schuster.”

“ 26. An Act for naturalizing John Nicholas Jacquin”

27. An Act for naturalizing John Julius Angerstein.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desire”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire: And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned, during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Simson against Macdonald and Macmillan.

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of James Simson Merchant in Glasgow, complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 5th of August 1767, 24th and 26th of January, the 8th and 11th of February, and 26th of April 1769; 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 Macdonald Writer to His Majesty's Signet at Edinburgh, and Alexander Macmillan Merchant in Corke, in the Kingdom of Ireland, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Exportation of Malt, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act to permit the Exportation of Malt;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Simpson 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 Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Cow Pasture, Lammas Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Simpson, in the County of Bucks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bill were read the First Time.

Luttrell against Netterville et Ux. Headings proved.

The House being informed, “ That Christopher Abbott attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Luttrell is Appellant, and Robert Netterville et Ux. are Respondents:”

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

And then he withdrew.

Docksey'sBill; Motion to dispense 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 vesting the Manor of Snelston, and certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Snelston, in the County of Derby, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Thomas Docksey Esquire, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to Arthur Bowyer Gentleman and his Heirs, discharged from the Uses of the said Settlement, 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.

D Kingston's Estate Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for vesting a certain Messuage or Tenement, with the Appurtenances, in Arlington Street, in the County of Middlesex, part of the Settled Estate of the Most Noble Evelyn Duke of Kingston in Trustees, and their Heirs, in Trust for the said Duke, and for settling other Estates of the said Duke to the same Uses as the said Messuage and Premises now stand limited,” 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.

Benniworth Enclosure bill

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds within the Parish of Benniworth, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Pelham for Leave to exhibit a Petition for a Private Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Pelham of Brocklesby, in the County of Lincoln, Esquire; setting forth, “ That the Petitioner hath been Abroad in Foreign Parts for some Time, and did not return to England until within these Three Weeks past: That the Petitioner having entered into a Treaty of Marriage with a Lady of Fortune, he finds it necessary to apply to Parliament for an Act to enable him to make a Jointure on the Lady he intends to marry;but, on Account of his Absence Abroad, he was prevented from presenting a Petition for that Purpose within the Time limited by the Order of this House for presenting Petitions for Leave to bring in Private Bills;” and therefore praying, “Their Lordships to dispense with the said Order, and give him Leave to present a Petition for the Purposes therein mentioned:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his said Petition, as desired.

Referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of Charles Pelham of Brocklesby, in the County of Lincoln, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Smythe, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Barton to Brandon Bridge Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for repairing the Road from the Bridge on the Old River at Barton to BrandonBridge, in the County of Suffolk,” stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Birmingham. &c. Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, (through Elmdon to a Lane leading by the End of Stonebridge, in the said County,” stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Cirencester to Birdlip Hill, Road Bill.

ORDERED, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Birdlip Hill, in the said County,” stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Navenby ENCLOSURE Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Navenby, in the County of Lincoln stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Poulton, &c. Small Debts Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Parishes of Poulton, Kirkham, Lytham, and Bispham, and Townships of Preesall, and Stalmine, in the County Palatine of Lancaster,” stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Norwich to Swaffham, &c. Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill intituled, “ An Act for amending and widening the Road from Saint Benedicts Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to Swaffham, in the County of Norfolk, and from Halfpenny Bridge, in Honingham, to the Bounds of Yaxham and also a Lane called Hangman's Lane, near the Gates of the said City,” stands committed, be revived, and meet on Mondaynext.

Wintenton Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Land, Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Winterton, in the County of Lincoln,” stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Uppingham Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing Part of the Common Fields in the Parish of Uppingham, in the County of Rutland stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Manor of Cosham, Grant of to Methuen, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for enabling His Majesty to grant the Inheritance in Fee-Simple of the Manor of Cosham, in the County of Wilts, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances thereof, now held under a Demise by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, in Trust for Paul Methuen Esquire, unto the said Paul Methuen and his Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be paid for the same.”

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 it.

A Message was 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.

Caldecot’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for discharging certain Estates from the Uses and Trusts thereof, created in and by an Act: of Parliament, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act for charging the Settled and Unsettled Estates of Gilbert Caldecot Esquire, with railing Money to pay his Debts and Incumbrances, and for limiting his Unsettled Estates so charged to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement, and for charging the said Estates to the several Uses and Trusts therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bromley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for empowering the Guardians named in the Will of William Throckmorton Bromley Esquire deceased, to make Sale of Timber growing upon Part of his Settled Estates, and for investing the Money thereby arising in the Purchase of Lands for the Benefit of his Infant Children.”

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.

St. Martin in the Fields Workhouse Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for building a Workhouse in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, within the Liberty of Westminster, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Compton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Downs, Meadows, and Waste Lands, within the Manor or Manors of Compton in the Parish of Enford, in the County of Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sir Geo Robinson's Estate 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 empower the Trustees named in the Settlement of Sir George Robinson Baronet, and Dame Dorothea his Wife, to grant Building and Repairing Leases of the Settled Estates in or near Tower Hill within the Liberty of the Tower of London; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned,” was pleased to consent, as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned, that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

and to Ravenstone 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 Open Fields, Meadows, and Waste Ground, in the Lordship or Liberty of Ravenstone, otherwise Raunston, in the Counties of Leicester and Derby,” was pleased to consent, as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned, that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Bassenthwaite Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Heslerton 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 the Common Fields, Common Pasture, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Township of West Heslerton and Parish of Yeddingham, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Message From H.C. to return Walkers Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. 4) Edward Bayntun Rolt and others:

To return the Bill intituled, “ An Act for vetting the Manor of Lymington, and certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts, settled by the Will of John Walker Esquire deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in the Said County of Wilts in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wilson, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Wilson, the surviving Executor of the Will of Thomas Elvey, late of the Parish of Greenwich, in the County of Kent; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bills:

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 several Messuages, or Tenements and Hereditaments, situate and being in Stable Yard Street, in the Parish of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, lately the Estate of Thomas Elvey Bricklayer deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to the Commissioners or Governors, and Directors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Use of the Said Hospital; .and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to such Uses as the said Messuages or Tenements do now stand limited.”

Norwich to Watton, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for amending and widening the Road from Saint Stephen's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Wind Mill in the Town of Watton, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

D. Richmond.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Beaufort.L. Abp. York.L. Le Despencer.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. London.L. Abergavenny.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Bath & Wells.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Chester.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Craven.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Hay.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Trevor.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Masham.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Romney.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Bristol.L. Cadogan.
E. Huntingdon.L. Bp. Exeter.L. King.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Monson.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Godolphin.
E. Northampton.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Montfort.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Edgecumbe.
E. PeterboroughL. Sandys.
E. Stamford.L. Ravensworth.
E. Carlisle.L. Walpole.
E. Doncaster.L. Mansfield.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Lyttelton.
E. Litchfield.L. Grosvenor.
E. ScarbroughtL. Scarsdale.
E. Rochford.L. Boston.
E. Albemarle.L. Beaulieu.
E. Poulet.L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn.L. Camden.
E. Marchmont.L. Digby.
E. Roseberry.L. Sundridge.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Kerr.
E. Temple.
E. Ilchester.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday next, at Ten 0’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy.”

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

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

Ravenstone Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Waste Ground, in the Lordship or Liberty of Ravenstone, otherwise Raunston, in the Counties of Leicester and 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place 5 and to adjourn as they please.

Bulkington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Bulkington, in the County of Warwick.”

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.

Dunchurch to Stone Budge, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue, amend, and render more effectual, the several Acts now subsisting for repairing the Road from Dunchurch to Stone Bridge, in the County of Warwick”

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.

E Aylesford's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors and Lands in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estates of Charlotte Countess of Aylesford and her Issue, in Heneage Earl of Aylesford and his Heirs, and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Warwick, the Estates of the Said Earl, of greater and better Value, to the like Uses in Lieu thereof.”

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 2d Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Palmes's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable George Palmes Esquire, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage, of a competent Part of his Estates, in the County of York, (comprised in the Settlement made upon his Marriage), for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances; and other Purposes therein expressed.”

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.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Irving's Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of the Inner Temple, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Jaffrey Irving, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the Said John Spottiswoode Gentleman may enter into a Recognizance for the Said Appellant, as desired.

Adjoin

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunse, decimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 19o Martii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesente's fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Dursfm.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.Dux Richmond.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Portland.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Chandos.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Glocestr.March. Rockingham.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Bangor.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Exon.Comes Exeter.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Stamford.Ds. Boston.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Sandwich.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Essex.Ds. Camden.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Digby.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Radford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker, by virtue of His Majesty's commission.

Wedderburns against Sir Peter Halket et al.:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Henry Wedderburn Esquire, Second Son of the deceased Charles Wedderburn of Gosford, and Alexander Wedderburn of Saint Germains Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 27th of November 1761, and 16th of February 1762; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Sir Peter Halket Baronet, Alexander Hart his Curator ad Litem, and John Wedderburn of Gosford, put in to the Said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and ADJUDGED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reverted, and that the Defender be assoilzied.

The King's Answer to Address of Wednesday last.

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

Sir Geo Robinsons Estate Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees named in the Settlement of Sir George Robinson Baronet and Dame Dorothea his Wife, to grant Building and Repairing Leases of the Settled Estates in or near Tower Hill, within the Liberty of the Tower of London; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

Navenby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Navenby, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Uppingham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Part of the Common Fields in the Parish of Uppingham, in the County of Rutland” was committed.

Norwich to Swaffham,&c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from Saint Benedict's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to Swoffham, in the County of Norfolk, and from Halfpenny Bridge in Honingham, to the Bounds of Taxham, and also a Lane called Hangman's Lane, near the Gates of the Said City,” was committed: “1 hat 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.”

Barton to Brandon Bridge Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Bridge on the Old River at Barton to Brandon Bridge, in the County of Suffolk,” was committed.

New Chappell, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from New Chappell, in the County of Surry, over Copthorn, in the County of Sussex, through Lindfield to the Town of Ditchling, up to the Top of Ditchling Bost Hills, in the said County of Sussex,” was committed.

Birmingham, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of An Act of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, (through Elmdon), to a Lane leading by the End of Stonebridge in the said County,” was committed.

Exportation of malt, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the Exportation of Malt.”

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 Wednesday next.

Docksey'sBill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126,so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of Snelston, and certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments in Snelston, in the County of Derby, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Thomas Docksey Esquire, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to Arthur Bowyer Gentleman and his Heirs, discharged from the Uses of the Said Settlement; 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 upon the Said Bill, notwithstanding the Said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

D Kingston's Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting a certain Messuage or Tenement, with the Appurtenances, in Arlington Street, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Settled Estate of the Most Noble Evelyn Duke of Kingston, in Trustees, and their Heirs, in Trust for the Said Duke, and for settling other Estates of the Said Duke to the same Uses as the Said Messuage and Premises now stand limited.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative. o

Message to H.C. with it.

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

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

Benniworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Grounds, within the Parish of Benniworth, in the County of Lincoln.”

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 it.

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

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

Elvey's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Messuages, or Tenements and Hereditaments, situate and being in Stable Yard Street, in the Parish of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, lately the Estate of Thomas Elvey Bricklayer deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to the Commissioners or Governors and Directors, of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Use of the Said Hospital; and for applying the Money, arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to such Uses as the Said Messuage or Tenements do now stand limited.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Abergavenny.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Durham.L. Hay.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Bath & Wells.L. Romney.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Monson.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Godolphin.
Ld. ChamberlainL. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. GloucesterL. Ravensworth.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Walpole.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Mansfield.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. St. DavidsL. Scarsdale.
E. Essex.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Baston.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Vernon.
E. Scarbrough.L. Camden.
E. Rochford.L. Digby.
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont L
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Powis.
E. temple.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 3d Day of April next, at Ten 0’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Galley Corner to Lemsford Mill;Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue Two Acts of the. Third and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from Galley Corner, adjoining to Enfield Chace, in the Parish of South Mims, in the County of Middlesex, to Lemsford Mill, in the Count) of Hertford.”

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.

Bicester to Aylesouy Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Biceseter, in the County of Oxford, to Aylesbuy, in the County of Bucks.”

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.

Lumley against Ballamy.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Ballamy, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Bartholomew Lumley is Plaintiff; setting forth, That the Said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay;” and therefore praying, That the same may be nonpros’d, with such Costs as to the House mail seem meet:”

Writ of Error non pros with Cost.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non pros upon the Said Writ of Error as desired, and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Said Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for his Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the Said Judgement.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One-thousand seven hundred and seventy.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Hastie and Jamieson against Arthur.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs Hastie and Jamieson Merchants in Glasgow, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 17th of February, 2d and 19th of July 1768; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 29th of November 1768, 4th of August 1769, and 2d Day of this instant Match;. and praying, “That the same may be reversed, altered or amended", or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem just; and that Robert Arthur Merchant in Irvine, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the Said Robert Arthur May have a Copy of the Said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 16th Day of April next and Service of this Order upon the Said Respondent, or upon his Agents in the Said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Winterton Enclosure 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 for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Winterton, in the County of Lincoln,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Winterton, 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 Contents 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.”

Bassenthwaite Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

City of Exeter to the Cattle, Highway, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Bampfield and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the Justices of the Peace for the County of Devon to apply a Sum of Money out of the County Stock, for the opening, making, and maintaining, a convenient and commodious Highway from the High Street in the City of Exeter, to the Castle of Exeter;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Denton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir (fn. 5) William Dolben and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Copses, and Commonable Ground, within the Parish of Benton, otherwise Divington Parva, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Holland Fen Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for dividing a certain Fen called The Haute Huntre, Eight Hundred, or Holland Fen, and certain other Commonable Places adjoining thereto, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wyvill Heath Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Wyvill Heath, in the Lordship of Wyvill cum Hunerrton, in the County of Lincoln ,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westwell Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Lands, and Downs, within the Manor and Parish of Westwell, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Warrington to Wallgate Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. 6) Henry Howard and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, and to grant a further Term and Powers, for the more effectual repairing, widening, and amending, the Road from a Place called earls Kill in Warrington, to the Toll Bars in Wallgate in Wigan, both in the County of Lancaster;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hilland Dyer's Composition Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Exchequer, of the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to compound with William Hill and John Dyer a Debt due to the Crown from William Pye, for which they are Sureties “to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bottesford Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel St. John Leger and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Bottesford, including the Hamlets of Easthorpe and Normanton, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Eight Bills Were, severally, read the First Time.

Thornton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Township and Manor of Thornton in Bradford Dale, in the West 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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 20o Martii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Abergavenny.
Archiep. Ebor.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Londin.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Chandos.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Glocestr.Comes Halifax, C.P.S.Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Exeter.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon.Comes Northampton.Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Oxon.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Doncaster.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Digby.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

E. Radnors Estate Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Lands and Tenements, settled and entailed upon Jacob Pleydell Bouverie, commonly called Viscount Folkestone, and William Earl of Radnor, and their Issue respectively, by the Will of Sir Mark Stuart PleydellBaronet deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to discharge Incumbrances; and for vesting several Lands and Tenements, settled and entailed upon the Said Earl and his Issue by the Will of Sir Edward Des Bouverie Baronet deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in Lieu thereof,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

Ipswich to Cleydon, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Terms and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament, made for repairing the Road from Ipswich to Cleydon, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Suffolk,” 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.”

Galley Comes to Lemsford Mill Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue Two Acts, of the Third and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from Galley Corner adjoining to Enfield Chace, in the Parish of South Minis, in the County of Middlesex, to Lemsford Mill, in the County of Hertford” was committed.

Simpson Enclosure Bill Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Cow Pasture, Lammas Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Sampson, in the County of Bucks;” and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, or Counsel, against the Said Bill; or that they may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice, mail seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That the Said Petition do lie on the Table, till the Said Bill be read the Second Time.

Sir Geo. Robinson's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees named in the Settlement of Sir George Robinson Baronet and Dame Dorothea his Wife, to grant building and repairing Leases of the Settled Estates in or near Tower Hill, within the Liberty of the Tower of London, and for other the 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. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of “the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Birmingham, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, (through ElmdonJ, to a Lane leading by the End of Stonebridge, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Norwich to Swaffham, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from Saint Benedict's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to Swaffham, in the County of Norfolk and from Halfpenny Bridge, in Honingham, to the Bounds of yaxham, and also a Lane called Hangman's Lane, near the Gates of the said City.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Uppingham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Part of the Common Fields in the Parish of Uppingham, in the County of Rutland.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

New Chappell, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from New Chappell, in the County of Surry, over Copthorn, in the County of Sussex, through Lindfield, to the Town of Ditchling, up to the Top of Ditchling Bost Hills, in the said County of Suffix.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Navenby Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Barton to Brandon Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Bridge on the Old River at Barton, to Brandon Bridge, in the County of Suffolk:

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Winterton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Lands, Grounds, and Common Failures, in the Parish of Winteston, in the County of Lincoln”

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 Eight 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.

Compton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Downs, Meadows, and Waste Lands, within the Manor or Manors of Compton, in the Parish of Enford, in the County of Wilts.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be Committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Beausort.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Abergavenny.
D. Chandos.L. Abp. York.L. Paget.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. London.L. Berkeley Sir.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. Durham.L. Hay.
E. Northampton.L. Bp. Chester.L. Romney.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Montfort.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Sandys.
E. Doncaster.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Ponsonby.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Mansfield.
E. Abingdon.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Lyttelton.
E. Rochford.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn.L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Roseberry.L Vernon.
E. Bristol.L. Digby.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Wellsbourn Mountfort to Stratford upon Avon, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending the Road from Wellsbourn Mountfort to Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick.

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.

Wyvill Heath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Wyvill Heath, in the Lordship of Wyvill cum Hungerton, 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

West Heslerton Enclosure Bill, .

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pasture, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Township of West Heslerton, and Parish of yeddingham, in the East Riding of the County of York

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

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

West well En. closure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Lands, and Downs, within the Manor and Parish of Westwell, in the County of Oxford.”

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

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

Bottesford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Bottesford, including the Hamlets of Easthorpe and Normanton, 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.

City of Exeter to the Cattle, Highway, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the Justices of the Peace for the County of Devon to apply a Sum of Money, out of the County Stock, for the opening, making, and maintaining, a convenient and commodious Highway from the High Street in the City of Exeter, to the Castle of Exeter.”

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.

Order for taking the Printer of the Middlesex Journal into Custody read.

The House was moved, “That the Order of the 9th of February last, for taking into Custody William George Edmunds, No. 73, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, the Printer of “The Middlesex Journal, or Chronicle of Liberty, from Saturday, February the 3d, to Tuesday, February the 6th, 1770,” might be read:”

The Said Order was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Usher of the Black Rod examined.

And the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was tolled upon, and examined at the Bar, as to what he had done in consequence of the Said Order and acquainted the House, “That he had used his utmost Endeavours to attach the Said William George Edmunds, but had not been able to take him; that he had applied to Sir John Fielding for his Warrant to break open the Doors of the House of the Said William George Edmunds, Who, he had Reason to suspect, locked himself up; that Sir John Fielding offered him every Assistance, but declined granting a Warrant, as the Said William George Edmunds lived out of his Jurisdiction.”

Whereupon,

Means For making such Orders more” effectual to be considered.

Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet Tomorrow Morning, to consider of proper Ways and Means for making the Orders of this House, for taking Persons into Custody, more effectual, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin Mr. Haughton Vide Journals of H.C. Vol. 32, p.772
2 S.C In every other Entry it is Preesall. Vide Journals of H.C. Vol.32. P.775.a.
3 Sic
4 In the Journals of H C. it is Sir ,Edward Bayntun. Vide Vol. 34. P. 796. a
5 Origin Mr. Vide Journals of H. C. Vol. 3a, P. 799.
6 In the Journals of H. C. it is Sir Henry Hoghton. Vide Vol. 32.a P. 807.